Hiwin profit doubles in 2017
Mechanical motion control component and industrial robot maker Hiwin Technologies has reported net profit of NT$2.738 billion (US$93.86 million) for 2017, up 106.36% on year.
Smartphone vendors in the Android camp are rushing to incorporate in-display fingerprint recognition technology into their 18:9 all-screen models as they have turned conservative about adopting 3D sensor-based face recognition modules that are too costly to afford, according to industry sources.
Gigabyte reports on-year EPS growth of 21.5% in 2017
Gigabyte Technology has announced net profit of NT$842 million (US$28.71 million) for the fourth quarter of 2017, down 23.86% sequentially, while its net profit for 2017 increased 21.5% on year to arrive at NT$2.79 billion with EPS reaching NT$4.41, the highest record since 2007.
Cooling fan maker Power Logic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.29 billion (US$44.07 million) for 2017, up 10.06% on year to reach a new historical high thanks to a significant growth in gaming-related cooling product shipments.
Genius Electronic reportedly lands orders from Huawei
Genius Electronic Optical has reportedly obtained orders for receiver lens modules used in 3D sensing lenses of smartphones from China-based vendor Huawei Technologies, with shipments likely to begin in second-half 2018, according to industry sources.
Flytech reports NT$5.06 EPS for 2017
POS device maker Flytech Technology has reported net profit of NT$738.4 million (US$25.3 million) and net EPS of NT$5.06 for 2017.
Server DRAM contract prices are expected to continue rising in the second quarter of 2018, thanks to a pick-up in demand from China, according to DRAMeXchange.
Motherboard makers banking on new Intel, AMD processsors
Motherboard players who have been hit by weak demand since the beginning of the year hope the new processors from Intel and AMD can shore up their sales in second-quarter 2018. Asustek Computer, ASRock, Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI) have all begun making deployments, hoping...
Delta Electronics, NTHU jointly set up research center
Delta Electronics has revealed it has set up a reseach center at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) for developing electrical, electronic and power management technologies.
Toshiba Memory has announced its latest lineup of NVM Express (NVMe) and SATA data center solid-state drives (SSD) in multiple form factors. The new SSDs offer cloud data centers robust performance and reliability, and deliver lower operating power for read-intensive applications such as NoSQL databases,...
Brinno 2017 revenues hit record
Time-lapse camera solution provider Brinno has reported record high revenues for 2017, hitting NT$512.8 million (US$17.5 million), with growths for both of its ODM and own-brand operations. But its net profit was undermined by strong appreciation of the Taiwan currency.
Passive components shortages may last into 2019
Taiwan suppliers of passive components and their downstream clients have shown divided views over when the lingering supply shortfalls and price hikes would ease. Though downstream customers expect a significant improvement to come in the next two quarters, suppliers opine that the situations may last...
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...
Xilinx has introduced a new product category called adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP) - a highly integrated multi-core heterogeneous compute platform - for big data and AI applications. The new product family will be developed using 7nm process technology at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...
Min Aik reports profits in 2017
Taiwan-based metal-stamping part supplier Min Aik Precision has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.47 billion (US$84.08 million) for 2017 with net profits reaching NT$16.51 million and EPS NT$0.21. The company will also distribute dividends of NT$0.15 in cash and NT$0.35 from additional paid in...
Catcher to buy stake in Career Tech
Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced plans to subscribe to new shares of PCB firm Career Technology for NT$38 (US$1.30) each or a total of about NT$1.13 billion.
Power supply maker and energy management solution developer Delta Electronics will showcase IoT (Internet of Things)-based lighting and building automation solutions at Light+Building 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany, during March18-23.
Lite-On Tech to attend Auto Tech 2018
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has diclosed it will attend China Automotive Parts & Processing Technology Expo (Auto Tech) 2018 in Wuhan, China, during March 22-24.
Largan recruiting workers for new plants
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has plans to recruit about 4,500 new employees, with about 1,000 of them to be hired in 2018, according to industry sources.
Synnex posts strong profit for 2017
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported fourth-quarter 2017 consolidated revenues of NT$106.968 billion (US$3.65 billion), with a 3.37% gross margin, net profit of NT$1.769 billion and net EPS of NT$1.06.
With the growing demand for high-speed data transmission interface solutions including PCIe, Type C, DP, and SerDes fueled by rampant AI, cloud service, big data and IoT applications, Taiwan makers of chipsets to support the solutions including Parade Technologies, ASMedia Technololgy and Aspeed Technology...
Nvidia wary of possible cryptocurrency demand drop
GPU demand from the cryptocurrency mining industry is showing signs of slowdown recently and Nvidia has started taking measures to minimize possible damage, according to some market sources.
With Apple set to launch its in-house designed wireless charging pad AirPower by the end of March, Taiwan suppliers of glass passivated package (GPP) bridge rectifiers needed to support the device expect their shipments to double in the first quarter of 2018 from a quarter earlier and rise further...
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,...