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  • Quanta Computer expects impressive results for its server lines next year
    The commercialization of 5G is injecting momentum into the serve industry. Taiwan-based ODM Quanta Computer expects impressive results for its server lines next year, with shipments to telecom carriers in Europe and the US to start in...
  • Quanta partners with Asustek, Taiwan Mobile and NCHC to build a cloud computing platform
    Quanta Computer has started shipping 5G x86 servers to Japan's Rakuten, and is in talks with a number of Europe- and US-based telecom carriers for shipments slated to kick off in the second half of 2020, according to company senior vice president Mike Yang.
  • Quanta eyes autonomous driving business opportunity
    Quanta Computer has developed its first autonomous vehicle, and tested in recently in the US, according to company senior vice president Mike Yang.
  • China market demand for interactive white boards has been gaining momentum
    China market demand for interactive white boards (IWB) has been gaining momentum thanks to the country's strenuous efforts in promoting intelligent education programs, allowing its top-2 homegrown suppliers Shiyuan Electronic Technology and HiteVision Technology to sustain stable increases in shipments...
  • Sever ODMs see tight supply for Intel 14nm CPUs
    The impact of the shortages of Intel's 14nm CPUs seems to be rippling out from the PC to the sever sector. Sever ODMs now see tight supply for Intel 14nm CPUs with their stocks reportedly going under safe levels. Despite the pressure, the server...
  • FIH to see 4Q19 revenues driven by Pixel 4 orders
    FIH Mobile, a Hong Kong-listed handset arm of Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry), is expected to see its fourth-quarter revenues driven by shipments for the new Google Pixel 4 device, according to market sources.
  • Intel 14nm server CPUs in tight supply
    Server ODMs have reportedly seen the supply of Intel's 14nm CPUs become tight but remain sufficient to support their shipments in the fourth quarter, according to sources from the server industry.
  • Quanta reportedly is considering stopping assembly operation for Apple Watch in 2020
    Apple Watch is emerging as a crucial cash cow for its vendor, but it seems a hot potato for its most veteran assembler Quanta Computer, which reportedly is considering stopping assembly operation for the device in 2020 amid thinning profitability, according to industry sources.
  • Taiwan's major notebook ODMs all enjoyed increased shipments in September
    Taiwan's major notebook ODMs all enjoyed increased shipments in September, but saw mixed results in revenues.
  • Demand for robots may not recover until mid-2020
    With manufacturers starting to move some production out of China to avoid the US tariff on products imported from the "world's factory," robot and automation solution providers are expected to see demand remain weak until at least mid-2020, after which relocated makers may begin to make plans for automated...
  • Intel expanding production capacity, particularly for 14nm processors
    Notebook ODMs have again been hit by Intel CPU shortages. But Bob Swan, visiting Taiwan for the first time as Intel's CEO, said his company is expanding production capacity, particularly for 14nm processors. Swan noted that Taiwan has...
  • Google suppliers to relocate production to Thailand, Vietnam
    Google has decided to choose Thailand as the new production base for its Google Home smart speaker with Quanta Computer remaining its manufacturer, and the Internet service giant is now reportedly considering moving the production of its Chromebooks to Thailand and Vietnam to avoid the US tariff, according...
  • Outgoing TCA chairman TH Tung
    Paul Peng, chairman of AU Optronics (AUO), is being tipped to be the next chairman of Taipei Computer Association (TCA), succeeding incumbent TH Tung, who is obligated to step down after serving two consecutive terms.
  • Global tablet shipments expected to drop for next five years
    Global tablet shipments are expected to slip dramatically on year in 2019 amid weakening demand for brand and education tablets. Sales of white-box models have been significantly undermined by brand-name devices, while demand for small-size white-box tablets will continue to slip in the next five years,...
  • Taiwan recorded exports totaling US$28.1 billion in September 2019
    Taiwan recorded exports totaling US$28.1 billion in value in September 2019, dropping 2.4% sequentially and 4.6% on year, while imports reached total value of US$24.97 billion, up 9.4% sequentially but down 0.6% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
  • Notebook ODMs are scrambling to secure supply from Intel for its 14nm CPUs
    Preparations for the year-end shopping season and extra inventory build-ups at clients to avoid extra US tariffs are heaping strong pressure on notebook ODMs who are not receiving sufficient support from Intel. They thought the Intel processor shortfall had eased, only to find out that 14nm...
  • Pegatron-affiliate Pegavision expands capacity in Taiwan
    The Pegatron Group's contact lens manufacturing affiliate Pegavision is expanding production capacity in Taiwan, eyeing strong growth in the maket.
  • Intel 14nm CPU in shortages
    Notebook ODMs are scrambling to secure supply from Intel for its 14nm CPUs that have again been hit by shortages ahead of the year-end holiday season, according to industry sources.
  • Quanta chairman Barry Lam
    Quanta Computer has achieved significant progress in investments it made in smart medical care over a year ago, understanding more about what role it can play through communication with firms in the sector, according to company chairman Barry Lam.
  • Qisda has reported record-high consolidated revenues for both September and third-quarter 2019
    EMS provider Qisda has reported record-high consolidated revenues for both September and third-quarter 2019.
  • Inventec has bought a new plant in Taiwan
    Inventec has invested NT$1.18 billion (US$37.78 million) to acquire a new plant in Taoyuan, Taiwan to expand its capacity locally, according to a company posting on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
  • Wistron has achieved significant results in AI-enabled digital transformation
    Wistron has achieved significant results in AI-enabled digital transformation following four years of efforts, with production lines in Taiwan and China incorporating AI-based inspection systems, according to the firm's vice chairman and president Robert Huang.
  • Dell reportedly plans to increase its server purchases from Taiwan
    Dell reportedly plans to increase its server purchases from Taiwan, and has also scaled up its workforce locally, according to industry sources.
  • Taiwan's manufacturing industry has grown competitive
    Singapore-based DBS Group Holdings has issued a report comparing the cost-effectiveness between manufacturing in China and Taiwan, and of the 12 categories of comparison, Taiwan leads China in eight.
  • Continuously dropping DSC shipments pushing Taiwan makers to turn to other new businesses
    With Japan-based vendors' digital still camera (DSC) shipments showing no sign of recovery in 2019, Taiwan-based DSC and camera lens makers including Asia Optical, Kinko Optical, Altek and Calin Technology are expected to continue pushing for transformation in a bid to offset the decline from the DSC...

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