Alpha Networks and Qisda team up for IoT, 5G
Networking device maker Alpha Networks will be working with EMS service provider Qisda in the IoT and 5G markets, said Alpha chairman John Lee at a March 22 investors meeting. The pair has formed a strategic partnership.
Ennoconn crucial to Foxconn IIoT deployment in China
With its IIoT arm Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII) expected to be officially listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in April, the Foxconn Group will take a big stride forward in transforming from a traditional EMS into a provider of integrated tech services with higher values. And its affiliated Ennoconn,...
Taiwan's machinery industry is moving to challenge the goal of NT$2 trillion (US$68.46 billion) in annual production value by stepping up the development of smart systems integrating robots, sensors, connected machines, and big data applications to tap the huge global market demand, according to Taiwan...
Compal raises capex sharply for 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 obtains 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.
Qisda nets NT$2.69 per share for 2017
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 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...
ODMs mulling price hike, says Compal president
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 to announce pricing for Vive Pro
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 upbeat about 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 has dismissed a report that claimed its iPhone production at a China plant had been suspended by Apple over alleged use of unauthorized components.
Top-5 notebook vendors see slight shipment growth in February, says Digitimes Research
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.
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 top smartphone manufacturer in 4Q17, says IDC
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 expects better profits in 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.
FII approved to list on SSE
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 revenues drop in February
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 reports 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.
Apple new entry-level MacBook to reach 4 million in unit shipments in 2018, says Digitimes Research
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 to set up VR accelerator center in London
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.
Qisda to invest in Alpha Networks
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.
Can India rise amid growing US-China rivalry?
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 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...
Global server market – 4Q 2017
Worldwide server shipments reached 3.66 million units (based on motherboards shipped) in the fourth quarter of 2017, accounting...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 4Q 2017
Taiwan makers share of worldwide monitor shipments rose slightly in 2017, as their Korea-based competitors became less interested...
Taiwan handsets – 4Q 2017
Taiwan's handset shipments grew significantly in 2017 because of strong orders from HMD Global for Nokia-branded devices. HMD's...
Global AP market, 2017-2021
Digitimes Research estimates total shipments of smartphone application processors (AP) worldwide will grow 1.5% on year to 1.67...
Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2018
In 2018, global server shipments will grow 8.5% to reach 13.73 million units. Digitimes Research estimates server shipments...
China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020
This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers,...