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  • Next-generation iPhones to receive upgrades in cameras
    Apple's next-generation iPhones slated for launch in the second half of 2021 will all come with sensor-shift stabilization technology, according to industry sources.
  • exports
    Taiwan-based makers received export orders totaling US$60.55 billion in December 2020, hitting a monthly record for the fourth consecutive month with increases of 4.8% sequentially and 38.3% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
  • Taiwan server makers to see double-digit growths in 2021 shipments
    Taiwan-based server makers including Quanta Computer, Inventec, Wiwynn, Mitac Computing Technology and Foxconn Technology are optimistic about their business prospects this year with expectations that their 2021 cloud server shipments will see double-digit on-year increases, according to industry so...
  • inventec
    Inventec has said that it is developing 5G smart manufacturing solutions in cooperation with Affirmed Networks, a Microsoft subsidiary, which plays a platform and application software provider role.
  • (from left) Hiwin Group president Eric Chuo, TMBA chairman Habor Hsu, Tongtai Machine and Tool chai
    Taiwan's output value for machine tools and related accessories and components in 2021 is likely to increase 15-20% on year amid recovery in demand, according to Habor Hsu, chairman for Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders' Association (TMBA).
  • car
    The European Chamber is calling on governments to reverse the trend of deglobalization, or risk the collapse of economies of scale.
  • Electric buses
    Taiwan-based electric bus makers RAC Electric Vehicles, Kaison Green Energy Technology, Master Transportation Bus Manufacturing and Yangeng Advanced Vehicles have been competing for orders domestically and actively tapping overseas markets, especially in India and Southeast Asian countries, according...
  • iphone
    The riot at a Wistron plant in India may result in Apple looking for alternative makers of the iPhones that the Taiwanese ODM has been handling, but switching orders among suppliers may not be easy, according to industry sources.
  • a
    Foxconn Electronics (Hona Hai) has announced that FuTaiHua industrial (Shenzhen), its wholly-owned China-based subsidiary, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China-based Zhejiang Geely Holding Group for setting up a joint venture, with each to hold a 50% stake.
  • msi
    Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) both saw shipments of their high-margin gaming notebooks hit record highs in 2020, with the strong shipment momentum set to carry on in the first half of this year, according to industry sources.
  • asrock
    Motherboard and graphics card maker ASRock and ASMedia Technology, a fabless chipmaker specializing in high-speed transmission chips, both enjoyed revenue surges in 2020 with promising sales prospects this year.
  • amd
    Brand vendors, such as Acer, have more of their new-generation notebooks powered by AMD processors, according to industry sources.
  • lite-on
    EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$13.439 billion (US$472 million) for December, decreasing 3.28% sequentially and 7.27% on year.
  • Server ODMs are optimistic about 2021
    With Intel ramping up its 10nm Ice Lake Xeon server processor output, Taiwan's server makers have turned optimistic about their shipment prospects for 2021 and may embrace the strongest-ever first quarter in the year also bolstered by continued strong demand for cloud applications, according to industry...
  • notebook
    With the persisting pandemic driving the stay-at-home economy, notebook makers saw strong shipments in December 2020, with the likelihood that order momentum will last through second-half 2021. Strong demand and rising production costs...
  • Shuttle turns to the medical care product business
    VIA Technologies and Shuttle are both expected to see rising profits in the next few years thanks to contribution by their non-PC businesses.
  • Demand for notebooks to stay brisk in 2021
    Taiwan-based notebook ODMs are expected to enjoy a particularly strong first quarter of 2021 as they continue to see strong demand from clients, with order momentum set to last through the second half of the year, according to industry sources.
  • Notebook ODMs mull price hikes
    Notebook ODMs are considering hiking their quotes to reflect rising costs of components, transportation and other expenses, according to market sources.
  • Quanta Cloud Technology president Mike Yang
    Following years of deployments in 5G-based ORAN (open radio access network), Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a subsidiary of Quanta Computer, has set sail on a new journey to help enterprises fulfill digital transformation with software-hardware integrated solutions, some of which were unveiled to system...
  • a
    EMS provider Lite-On Technology has invested in PlayNitride, a developer of microLED technology, for a stake of below 5%, according to industry sources.
  • exports
    Taiwan's exports totaled US$33 billion in December 2020, the highest-ever monthly level with 3.16% on-month and 12.0% on-year growths, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
  • cost rising
    Rising manufacturing and raw material costs may bring variables to end-market demand in the first half of 2021, as device vendors and manufacturers are looking to pass the increased costs onto clients, according to industry sources.
  • Foxconn sees December 2020 revenues reach new record
    Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) has reported consolidated revenues increased 32.3% on year and 4.8% sequentially to NT$713.78 billion (US$25.51 billion) in December 2020, hitting a new record.
  • vietnam
    Vietnam is one of three ASEAN countries with the lowest labor costs, based on the current minimum wage of US$132~190 per month, according to Viet Dragon Securities Company (VDSC).
  • Foxconn Electronics chairman Liu Young-way
    ICT makers, as compared with traditional automakers and software startups, have advantages in the development of electric vehicles (EVs), according to Young-Way Liu, chairman of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai).

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