ICT manufacturing
  • Taiwan startups participate in 2018 Meet Taipei Festival
    Bearing the theme of "Startup High 5ive," the Meet Taipei Startup Festival 2018 running November 15-17 at Taipei Expo Dome highlights close combination of Taiwan startup teams and further connections with international startup ecosystems to create Taiwan's new wave of startup development in the next...
  • Taiwan IT players join hands to develop a new supercomputer
    After teaming up to set up an AI development platform in April 2018, Quanta Computer, Asustek Computer and Taiwan Mobile have joined forces with state-owned National Center for High-performance Computer (NCHPC) under the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) to develop Taiwan's first indigenous...
  • HTC Vive Focus VR HMD
    HTC has unveiled an enterprise version of its standalone Vive Focus VR device along with a set of VR solutions and development tools including Vive Wave VR SDK and Vive Sync as it moves to further enhance its deployment in the VR industry.
  • EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported net EPS of NT$3.95 (US$0.128) for January-September.
  • Asustek CEO Jerry Shen
    Asustek Computer has seen its shipments to the DIY sector and related motherboards affected by Intel's supply strategy for CPUs, with the prospects that the CPU shortages, particularly those for desktop PCs, will continue into the second quarter of 2019, according to company CEO Jerry Shen.
  • Taiwan ODM Quanta Computer has decided to relocate production of high-end products to Taiwan from China as part of its efforts to cushion possible impact from the US-China trade war, while also planning to set up an AI lab in its home country to develop related technologies and applications, according...
  • ODM Quanta Computer saw its operating profits surge 83% sequentially to NT$4.426 billion (US$142.81 million) in the third quarter, driven by robust shipments of servers and high-end notebooks, according to financial statements released by the company.
  • inventec appliances
    Inventec Appliances (IAC), a subsidiary of Inventec, plans to ramp up production capacities of its plants in Taiwan and Malaysia to mitigate the impacts resulting from the ongoing US-China trade disputes, according to company president David Ho.
  • Inventec
    Inventec has expressed caution about its outlook for the fourth quarter of 2018 and the entire year of 2019, citing the impacts of the ongoing US-China trade spats, continued tight supply of Intel's CPUs, as well as weakening demand for Windows 10-based business notebooks, according to company president...
  • compal
    Taiwan ODMs including Compal Electronics, Quanta Computer, Wistron, Inventec and Pegatron are stepping up relocating their notebook production lines to other destinations from China to mitigate possible impact from the US-China trade war, according to industry sources.
  • Ching Chan chairman Alex Wu
    Optical sorting machine maker Ching Chan Optical Technology will debut on Taiwan's over-the-counter securities market on December 17, with the IPO price to be decided later.
  • Taiwan export value totaled US$29.57 billion in October 2018, the third highest-ever monthly level. It dropped 0.2% sequentially, but grew 7.3% on year, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
  • Worldwide notebook shipments are forecast to increase 2.8% sequentially to their highest levels for 2018 in the fourth quarter thanks to strong seasonal demand and improving Intel CPU supply, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Visitors watch VR video about Taiwan-made machine tools at JIMTOF
    Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) used VR technology to promote Taiwan-made machine tools at Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF) in Tokyo during November 1-6.
  • Delta Electronics is exhibiting CNC (computer numerical control)-based smart machine tool solutions at Taiwan International Machine Tool Show (TMTS) 2018 taking place in Taichung, central Taiwan, during November 7-11.
  • IoT applications can provide fertile soil for incubating unicorn startups, as long as startups can find key solutions in the process of developing creative IoT devices to satisfy the needs of users, ramp up production in the short term and then develop economies of scale to pave the way for becoming...
  • Shipments of handsets by Taiwan's brand vendors and ODMs expanded by a moderate 5.5% on quarter to 21.8 million units in the third quarter of 2018 as increased shipments of ODM models were offset by decreased shipments from brand vendors, according to data compiled by Digitimes Research.
  • Buoyed by seasonality, global tablet shipments reached 44.89 million units in the third quarter of 2018, up 21.1% on quarter and 6.1% on year, Digitimes Research has estimated. Among all shipments, branded products grew 29.9% on quarter, while white-box products remained flat as compared to a quarter...
  • Pegatron chairman TH Tung
    Pegatron has already solved the issue of labor shortage at its plants in China and has made prompt shipments allowing its major brand client to start delievering its new smartphone models in late October, according to company chairman TH Tung.
  • Hiwin chairman Eric Chuo at JIMTOF
    Mechanical motion control component and industrial robot maker Hiwin Technologies is exhibiting its smart ball screws at Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF) 2018 in Tokyo during November 1-6.
  • Trend Micro chairman Steve Chang
    As demand for anti-virus software solutions has extended from IT to OT (operational technology) along with fast growing development of AI (artificial intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things), developers of information security software will see excellent business opportunities, according to Trend...
  • The progress from Internet and IoT to industrial Internet and industrial IoT involve different development aspects, architectures and applications, and of them, industrial Internet not only integrates information technology (IT) and operation technology (OT) but also supports the development of digital...
  • CEATEC
    The birth of Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) can be dated back to 1962, when Japan's consumer electronics industry was beginning to take off. Following suit, emerging economies in Asia, including Taiwan, Korea and Hong Kong, started to hold electronics trade shows in the 1970s...
  • Eliseo Rio Jr, acting secretary of the Philippines' DICT
    The Philippines is one of 12 countries with a population of over 100 million in the world and also the second-largest nation in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) by population, next only to Indonesia. And its population is young. During the PC and mobile communications eras, the country...
  • Supply chain pessimistic about new MacBook Air orders
    Despite Apple's recent launch of an all-new MacBook Air, supply chain partners are conservative about order momentum for the new device and they do not expect to benefit significantly from Apple orders as the tech giant has retrieved materials procurement rights from them, according to industry sour...

Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2018

Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 3Q 2018

Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 3Q 2018

Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2019 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets

iPhone shipment analysis and forecast, 2H18

Global smartphone AP demand forecast till 1Q19

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