Foxconn plans to set up global data center in Kaohsiung
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) plans to set up a global data center in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, with the center to process and store data for clients, according to company chairman Terry Guo.
Largan looking to grow non-Apple customer base
Largan Precision is striving for orders for in-panel optical fingerprint-recognition lens modules and 3D sensing lenses from the non-Apple camp as a move to diversify its customer base, according to market observers.
Though US-China trade tensions seem to be easing, Taiwan ODMs are still moving ahead with their production deployments in Southeast Asia as they are requested by brand vendors to diversify manufacturing risks that may arise from persistent competition in tech domains, according to industry sources.
Lite-On Tech enters US industrial automation market
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has signed MoUs with US-based sales agents and set up a marketing base in the US to enter the market for devices for industrial automation (IA), according to the company's general maneger Ken Cheng for IA Business Unit.
Pegatron reports decreased earnings for 2018
Pegatron has reported net profits of NT$11.12 billion (US$359.94 million) for 2018, down 24.3% from a year earlier. EPS for 2018 came to NT$4.25 compared to NT$5.66 of a year earlier.
Qualcomm, USI and Asustek team up in Brazil
Qualcomm, Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) and Asustek Computer have announced jointly the commercial launch of new Asustek smartphones that utilize Qualcomm's cellular system-in-package (SiP) technology in Brazil.
Foxconn challenges Microsoft patent lawsuit
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) chairman Terry Gou has responded to a patent infringement lawsuit filed against his compoanny by Microsoft, saying as a contract manufacturer instead of a handset brand, it has never infringed upon patents as alleged by the US-based software giant and therefore has never...
Kaohsiung EPZ to be turned into smart manufacturing base
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has begun a project to rebuild part of the Kaohsiung Export Processing Zone (EPZ) in southern Taiwan into a smart manufacturing base.
Largan launches recruitment campaign
Smartphone lens module maker Largan Precision and its subsidiaries are jointly recruiting workers with various technological backgrounds regardless of working experience, according to the company.
Taiwan February exports down
Taiwan recorded exports of US$20.39 billion for February 2019, dropping 25.3% sequentially and 8.8% on year, while the month's imports totaled US$15.47 billion, slipping 41.7% sequentially and 19.7% on year, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
FII develops FiiCloud for factory digital management
Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII) has developed FiiCloud, an open software platform integrated with cloud computing, IoT, AI, Big Data technologies, for data-based digital management of factories.
Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated record revenues of NT$2.596 trillion (US$84.29 billion) in 2018, growing 5.47% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
Taiwan's machine tool manufacturing industry, in line with movement toward smart manufacturing, has progressed significantly in making equipment smart, according to Chen Lai-sheng, general director of Intelligent Machinery Technology Center under government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research...
PCB maker Unimicron Technology has seen its production efficiency improve by 70% after adopting AI solutions for product inspection through cooperating with IBM, according to company president Lan Ting.
Global demand for machine tools will remain weak until April 2019 and may start to rebound in May, according to Eric Chuo, chairman of mechanical motion control component and industrial robot maker Hiwin Technologies.
Getac's new production lines for automotive components are expected to begin operation in the second quarter of 2019 to boost its overall shipments in 2019, and the company is looking to expand its ruggedized PC business by seeking new orders from the government procurement and automotive markets.
Taiwan ODMs competing for datacenter server orders
Taiwan-based ODMs have been competing for datacenter server orders for 2019. Wiwynn will have a chance of landing orders from Amazon in the second half of 2019, joining the client's existing suppliers including Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Quanta Computer, while several small...
ITRI unveils smart manufacturing alliance
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), at Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS) 2019 during March 4-9, has indicated it has partnered with 24 local machine tool makers and control system suppliers to form Smart Manufacturing Data Value-added Alliance (SMDVA) in an attempt to build...
Taiwan-based cloud computing startup Intelligent Cloud Plus, an acoustic specialist, offers solutions that can analyze the sound waves generated by machines' vibration to provide warning in advance for preventive maintenance, according to company general manager Lawton Liao.
Industry 4.0 brings lucrative opportunities for chipmakers: Q&A with TI manager Matthieu Chervier
Global chipmakers have been racing to develop chip solutions associated with Industry 4.0 applications to tap huge business opportunities arising from smart manufacturing in conjunction with the rapid development of 5G and AI applications.
Taiwan's Chung Yuan Christian University has established a demonstration production line that comes with R&D and product demonstration centers, looking to assist its entrepreneurship teams to develop new technologies and applications.
Taiwan firms eyeing microgrid business opportunity
The smart grid and microgrid have become new business opportunities for Taiwan-based developers such as Delta Electronics, Teco Electric and Machinery, and AcBel Polytech, and recruiting engineers for the construction of the grids has now become one of the key tasks for them.
OEE index crucial for gauging equipment productivity
Manufacturers could see their equipment invest return rate fall significantly if their machinery equipment fails to achieve maximum productivity, but they can counter by first incorporating the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) indicator to better gauge their equipment performance, according to...
Dell accomplished the goal of recycling two billion pounds of electronic wastes by 2018, two years ahead of schedule set in the Dell 2020 Legacy of Good Plan, and the company is also cooperating with an India startup to turn diesel engine exhaust gas into printing ink, according to Kefetew Selassie,...
Taiwan DOM Quanta Computer has reportedly kicked off shipments of servers adopting Intel x86 processors to Japan's new telecom operator Rakuten Mobile Network (RMN), marking a successful entry into the immense market for 5G central office telecom equipment, according to industry sources.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 4Q 2018
Taiwan makers shipped nearly 9.7 million LCD TVs in the fourth quarter of 2018, up 13.9% sequentially, but down 2.7% on year.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 4Q 2018
Taiwan's monitor shipments maintained its on-year growth momentum in the fourth quarter of 2018, increasing 5.1% on year to...
Global tablet market – 4Q 2018
Total global tablet shipments came to 42.67 million units in fourth-quarter 2018, down 2.3% quarter-over-quarter and 7.2% yea...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2019 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
This Digitimes Research Special Report offers global shipment forecasts for three major mobile device market segments - smartphones,...