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  • Sinbon hosts opening ceremony for plants in Hungary
    Taiwan-based IPC component and solution provider Sinbon Electronics has unveiled its new plant in Tatabanya, Hungary that will be used primarily for the development and manufacturing of components such as connectors and cables, for new-energy vehicles and smart IoT automobiles.
  • Yvonne Chiu, chairperson of both WITSA and the Information Service Industry Association of the ROC
    Through attending various commercial activities hosted by the World Information Technology and Services Alliances (WITSA), Taiwan information software and hardware firms can more easily tap global business opportunities, according to Yvonne Chiu, chairperson of both WITSA and the Information Service...
  • Taiwan received export orders totaling US$43.68 billion in August 2018, increasing 4.5% sequentially and 7.1% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
  • Phan Tam, Vietnam's deputy minister of information and communication
    Vietnam has a population of near 100 million and there are over 70 million handset and Internet users, providing a good foundation for stable development of the country's information and communications technology (ICT) industry, according to Phan Tam, deputy minister of Vietnam's Ministry of Information...
  • Covestro APAC senior vice president Xiaobin Zhong
    Covestro has been developing waterborne polyurethane coating and adhesive products, aiming to replace solvent-borne solutions and to support global sustainable development, according to Xiaobin Zhong, APAC senior vice president for coatings, adhesives and specialties at Covestro.
  • Paul Wang, chairman of Sercomm
    With the US government imposing a 10% tariff on China-imported goods including network communication equipment, several Taiwan-based server and network communication product makers have begun expanding their production lines in Taiwan to minimize the impact.
  • ASOCIO Smart City Forum 2019
    Vietnam is a young country with more and more people ready to swarm into urban areas, and Hanoi will become an iconic place for promoting the country's overall smart city projects highlighting energy resources, water resources and transportation, Nguyen Duc Chung, chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee,...
  • TH Tung, TCA president and Pegatron chairman
    TH Tung, chairman of Pegatron, has noted that his company has reestablished some manufacturing sites in Taiwan in recent years, and that moving production back to Taiwan could be a key direction to help reshape some of Taiwan's manufacturing industries.
  • A groundbreaking ceremony for the CTSP's Erlin Campus
    A groundbreaking ceremony was held on September 17 for the Erlin Campus of the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP), paving the way for establishing a platform for the development of smart technology, smart machinery and biotechnology, while helping accelerate Taiwan's industrial transformation.
  • Advantech chairman KC Liu
    The IoT (Internet of Things) applications will see explosive development in 2019-2020 with total NB (narrow band)-IoT solutions to be fully incorporated into the smart city field, but no enterprises can fight single-handedly in the era, according to KC Liu, chairman of Advantech.
  • iphone
    Taiwan's makers in the iPhone supply chain are likely to face increasing uncertainty over their sales outlook for the fourth quarter of 2018 due to the high pricing of the just-released next-generation iPhone devices, according to industry sources.
  • Xiaomi ramping up Mi Band 3 shipments in Taiwan
    Xiaomi has announced that shipments of its Mi Band 3 in the Taiwan market have reached over 50,000 units since its launch on August 28.
  • Apple iPhone Xs and Xs Max
    Apple has announced its new-generation smartphones: the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. The 5.8-inch iPhone Xs and 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max feature Super Retina OLED displays, while the iPhone XR is equipped with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD screen.
  • Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology is carrying out an autonomous driving sub-system technology R&D program with concerted efforts from the government, academic and industry sectors.
  • Lenovo vice president Tian Rihui
    After experiencing a big tech stride from PC networking to mobile networking, people will embrace a larger stride evolving from mobile networks into smart ones amid rapid developments of IoT, cloud computer, big data and AI technologies, with big data-driven smart manufacturing to be the next focal...
  • Techman Robot chairman Ho Shi-chi
    Techman Robot is showcasing collaborative robots at International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2018 taking place in Chicago during September 10-15, in a bid to tap the North America market.
  • Pegatron reported revenue growth in August
    Pegatron has registered consolidated revenues of NT$98.21 billion (US$3.16 billion) for August, down 5.52% on month, but up 10.19% on year with combined consolidated revenues from January-August growing 13.82% on year to reach NT$754.24 billion.
  • Foxconn
    Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$396.79 billion (US$12.9 billion) for August 2018, up 0.3% sequentially and 25.3% on year.
  • Quanta saw rising revenues in August
    Quanta Computer and Wistron have both reported sequential increases of more than 10% in August consolidated revenues, thanks mainly to growing sales of their non-notebook product lines.
  • Inventec has taken legal actions against three senior ex-employees that joined Compal Electronics in 2017, accusing them of violating non-disclosure agreements.
  • Intel CPU shortages are affecting notebook ODMs' shipments
    The shortages of Intel's new 14nm processors are undermining Taiwan-based notebook ODMs' performances with Compal Electronics' August PC shipments staying flat from a month ago, while other ODMs also reportedly have reduced their shipment estimates for the third quarter.
  • Taiwan's export value totaled US$28.30 billion in August 2018, slipping 0.2% sequentially but growing 1.9% on year, while imports totaled US$23.77 billion, down 9.0% sequentially but up 7.9% on year, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
  • Frank Kung, founder of Vivo Capital
    Having started three businesses, two of which successfully went public, founder of Vivo Capital Frank Kung set foot in the biotech sector in the 1970s. Thanks to Kung's decades of experiences in investing in biotech firms in the US and Greater China, Vivo Capital has made itself the largest biotech...
  • Mechanical motion control component and industrial robot maker Hiwin Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.735 billion (US$89.1 million) for August, growing 46.21% on year to reach the second highest monthly level, compared to the company record of NT$2.811 billion for July 2018.
  • NXP and FII to jointly develop an IIoT platform
    NXP Semiconductors will provide Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII) with its iIndustrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform solutions and technical support., according to an MOU signed on behlaf of their repesctive companies by NXP's executive vice president of Global Sales & Marketing Steven Owen...

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