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  • Eyeing the lucrative new business opportunities generated by the growing Internet celebrity economy, the Foxconn Group has been active building its own live webcast and online collective shopping platforms over the past two years, seeking to cash in on new B2C sales of the group's products, according...
  • Crypto mining demand expected to grow weaker in 2H18
    Taiwan makers of mining graphic cards and motherboards will see their revenue and profit prospects for the second half of 2018 dimmed by the sustained crypto mining chill as demand for mining devices will continue to lose steam on little investment gain, prompting them to return to the gaming sector...
  • GEERL signed MoU with MDPC
    Green Energy and Environment Research Laboratories (GEERL) under government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on July 16 signed an MoU for cooperation with Japan-based Martime Disaster Prevention Center (MDPC) to develop technology and knowledge for response and rescue to disasters...
  • While machinery production has become Taiwan's third industry with annual production value of over NT$1 trillion (US$32.67 billion) in 2017 after going smart, the IoT (Internet of Things) industry is likely to become the country's fourth industrial sector to achieve so, according to Taiwan president...
  • Tally Liu, former senior vice president at Knight Ridder
    In a media career spanning nearly three decades, Tally Liu served as senior vice president of Knight Ridder, in charge of finances, operations, internal audit and new technologies at the second-largest newspaper company in the United States. Liu took part in Knight Ridder's investment deals and gained...
  • The government in Taiwan has taken three major countermeasures to avert possible impact of the escalating China-US trade spats, including helping makers to boost their domestic R&D and production ratios, according the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
  • Polymer and high-tech materials supplier Covestro has set up a volatile organic compound (VOC) testing lab in its Polymer Research and Development Center (PRDC) in Shanghai aiming to further broaden its service capabilities.
  • Deputy economics minister Kung Ming-hsin at TAIFE 2018
    Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium (TARC), formed by some government-sponsored research organizations, on July 12 hosted Taiwan Automotive International Forum and Exhibition (TAIFE) 2018 in Taipei, which focused on the development of autonomous electric vehicles.
  • Foxconn's IPC subsidiary Ennoconn has further sharpened its ability to tap IIoT (industrial Internet of Things) infrastructure market opportunities after completing its latest acquisition of Marketech International, a Taiwan-based specialist in system integration and facility turnkey projects, according...
  • blockchain
    Following 10 years of development, blockchain technologies are emerging as a disruptive innovation beginning to challenge and subvert established business and production models, but such technologies and their applications are still at a very preliminary stage and how to go beyond blockchain 2.0 is...
  • Foxconn performed strongly in 1H18
    Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has registered consolidated revenues of NT$389.89 billion (US$12.69 billion) for June with growths of 12.32% on month and 23.71% on year. The electronic manufacturing service (EMS) provider's consolidated revenues for second-quarter 2018 were NT$1.08...
  • Pegatron has announced consolidated revenues of NT$75.89 billion (US$2.5 billion) for June 2018, down 16.6% sequentially and 5.2% on year, as Pegatron's clients were transitioning to new products.
  • Quanta saw its June revenues decline 10.2% sequentially
    Quanta Computer saw its June revenues decline 10.2% sequentially and 28.43% on year to come to NT$65.75 billion, while Wistron's revenues increased 3.8% on month but decreased 3.99% on year to reach NT$67.02 billion.
  • China was No. 1 globally in both production and sales volumes of new energy vehicles from 2015 to 2017, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
  • While Taiwan electronics industry is aggressively mulling over how to tap the huge business opportunities to be created by quantum computers, the country's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has urged businesses to play a crucial role in commercializing genome editing applications. Both quantum...
  • iphone
    Japan-based Nichia will become the exclusive supplier of 0.3t LED chips for use in backlighting of LTPS-LCD panels of the new 6.1-inch iPhone to be launched in the third quarter of 2018, according to industry sources.
  • Acer sees strong revenues from gaming and Chromebook in 1H18
    Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$58.47 billion (US$1.93 billion) for second-quarter 2018, up 6.7% sequentially and 9.1% on year, while consolidated revenues for June went up 25.3% on month and 10.6% on year to come to NT$23.48 billion.
  • Clevo June revenues boosted by gaming notebooks
    Robust gaming notebook sales boosted Clevo's June revenues by 83.2% on year and 25.59% on month to reach NT$2.02 billion (US$65.95 million), while combined consolidated revenues for the first half of 2018 also grew 18.78% on year to arrive at NT$8.61 billion.
  • samsung india
    Samsung Electronics has unveiled what it calls the world's biggest mobile phone manufacturing plant in India. Prime minister of India Shri Narendra Modi presided over the inauguration of the factory in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday.
  • Asustek sees decreased revenues in 2Q18
    Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$90.4 billion (US$2.98 billion) for the second quarter of 2018, down 9% sequentially and 7% on year, while the amount for June was NT$38.5 billion, rising 33% on month but dropping 1% on year.
  • notebook
    Notebook ODM Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$89.11 billion for June, up 12.28% on month and 7.87% on year with shipments of PCs coming to 4.2 million units. Meanwhile, Inventec has reported its June consolidated revenues reached NT$44.91 billion, up 2.94% on month and 7.18%...
  • Taiwan's export value totaled US$28.25 billion in June 2018, slipping 3.0% sequentially but growing 9.4% on year. It was the highest-ever for the month of June, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
  • 3D printing
    In line with the advent of the era of going digital fully, "maker and innovation" will become a new driver for the next wave of industrial revolution after Industry 4.0, and 3D software designers can help makers realize innovations more systematically and efficiently via incorporation of new technologies...
  • apple
    With deep presence in the global electronics and tech supply chains, Taiwan businesses are beginning to feel the pinch of mounting trade tensions between the US and China that are posing new variables to their shipments in the traditional high season in the second half of 2018. And China enforcing...
  • Mechanical motion control component and industrial robot maker Hiwin Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.702 billion (US$88.8 million) for June, hitting monthly record for the fourth consecutive time with growth of 3.10% sequentially and 52.51% on year.

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