ICT manufacturing
  • Compal to invest heavily in automated production in 2018
    Compal Electronics has set its 2018 capex at NT$6 billion (US$205.7 million), up over 70% from the NT$3.4 billion spent in 2017 with half of the amount planned to be used in automation equipment.
  • Lite-On Tech receives ISO 26262 certification
    EMS provider Lite-On Technology has disclosed it has obtained ISO 26262 for functional safety of electrical and/or electronic systems in production of automobiles of up to 3.5 tons in weight from TUV NORD.
  • EMS provider Qisda has reported net EPS of NT$2.69 (US$0.092) for 2017, and has decided to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$1.35 for the year.
  • Thailand deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak
    Thailand is actively carrying out a spate of economic reforms and infrastructure projects based on the Thailand 4.0 Development Plan launched in 2016, and foreign investors are welcome to join the projects and explore the huge business opportunities, according to Thailand deputy prime minister Somkid...
  • Compal president Ray Chen
    Computing device ODMs are in talks with their customers about raising their contract quotes to reflect rising materials costs, according to Compal Electronics president Ray Chen.
  • HTC is expected to begin shipping Vive Pro in 2Q18
    HTC is expected to announce the pricing of its new VR device, the Vive Pro, on March 20, paving the way for the company to start delivering the new gadgets in the second quarter of 2018, according to industry sources.
  • Pegatron expects a strong 1H18
    Pegatron expects its performance in the first half of 2018 to outperform that seen a year ago, and is optimistic about demand for consumer electronics devices this year.
  • wistron
    Wistron has dismissed a report that claimed its iPhone production at a China plant had been suspended by Apple over alleged use of unauthorized components.
  • The worldwide top-5 notebook brands saw their combined shipments in February increase slightly on a sequential basis, reaching 8.08 million units, led mainly by US-based vendors. As for the first two months of 2018 combined, the shipments were flat from the same period a year ago.
  • Amid speculations on reasons behind the recent speedy regulatory approval of Foxconn Industrial Internet's (FII) initial public offering (IPO) in China, it remains unclear to outsiders what role FII wil play in the Foxconn Group's industrial IoT (IIoT) platform.
  • The collaborative robot market is expanding
    To better cash in on the robust worldwide demand for collaborative robots (cobots), leading makers including the Denmark-based Universal Robots (UR) and Taiwan-based Quanta Storage are gearing up to strengthen their sales deployments, with the former to set up repair centers or sales offices in the...
  • Foxconn Electronics outperformed Samsung Electronics to take the top ranking for the manufacture of smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2017 thanks to orders for iPhone 8 and iPhone X devices from Apple, according to IDC Taiwan.
  • Wistron chairman Simon Lin expects good 2018
    Wistron, having survived the difficult times over the past two to three years, is seeing rapid growths for its high-margin products and expects its gross margins and operating profit margins to improve in 2018, according to company chairman Simon Lin.
  • Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII), an IoT arm of the Foxconn Group, has secured approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), according to media reports in China.
  • Inventec
    Inventec has announced February consolidated revenues of NT$28.88 billion (US$980.76 million), down 20.73% on month and 9.57% on year with combined consolidated revenues for the first two months of 2018 reaching NT$65.31 billion, up 4.99% on year.
  • Wistron enjoys strong on-year growth in February revenues
    Wistron has announced consolidated revenues of NT$67.36 billion (US$2.29 billion) for February, down 15.16% on month, but up 36.31% on year, and NT$146.76 billion for the first two months of 2018 combined, up 40.97% on year.
  • macbook
    Apple is preparing to release a new entry-level MacBook at the end of the second quarter with a price tag expected to be about the same level as that of the existing MacBook Air or slightly higher, according to Digitimes Research.
  • HTC supporint VR startups to develop VR technologies and services
    HTC has announced that it will set up its sixth VR accelerator center in London to support VR startups in the UK and Europe.
  • Altek has developed artificial pancreas in compliance with standards for developing medical devices, with production to kick off in second-half 2018, according to the company.
  • EMS service provider Qisda will invest NT$2.3 billion (US$78.59 million) to take up an 18.37% stake in networking device maker Alpha Networks through a private placement, Alpha has announced.
  • IEAS
    India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) held its annual event IESA Vision Summit at the Leela Palace in India's high-tech center Bengaluru at the end of February. Taking place at the Leela Palace - one of India's best hotels featuring Indo-Islamic architectural grandeur, the event...
  • Wistron signs contract with NTUH
    Wistron Medical Tech, a subsidiary of the Wistron Group, has signed a cooperation contract with the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) to provide exoskeleton robots for clinical tests at the hospital in a bid to tap the growing domestic market for lower limbs rehabilitation by the aging soci...
  • Taiwan-based time lapse camera maker Brinno has reported consolidated revenues of NT$29.487 million (US$1.007 million) for February 2018, representing a significant annual growth of 30.5% despite fewer work days in the month for Lunar New Year holidays. Its total revenues for the first two months of...
  • Atrack chairman Frank Tang
    GPS tracker device maker ATrack Technology expects its revenues to expand by 50% on year in 2018 driven by growing sales of its 4G LTE satellite positioning devices and the introduction of diverse and innovative products in Japan and China, according to company chairman Frank Tang.
  • The low-end market segment offers huge business opporunties
    The Indian handset market has experienced drastic changes in the past two years. Xiaomi has dethroned Samsung, whose six-year development in India ha allowed it to remain the only non-China brand among the top five vendors there. The third, fourth and fifth largest vendors are respectively Lenovo,...

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