With Apple and non-Apple notebook vendors keen to launch slim models, magnesium-lithium alloy is expected to become an increasingly popular material for notebook casings, according to Jonathan C Lin, chief operating officer at Amli Materials Technology, a Taiwan-based supplier of light metals.
Taiwan suppliers of motherboards and graphic cards are expected to see increasingly bleak business prospects through the first half of 2019, due to a spate of adverse factors emerging in the third quarter of 2018, including sustained chill in the crypto mining sector, the supply shortages of Intel...
Zhong Yang to nearly double capacity in 2019
Zhong Yang Technology, a maker of precision optical molds used to produce plastic and glass lens pieces, will expand production capacity to nearly double the current level in 2019, according to company chairman Cheng Cheng-tian at a November 15 investor conference.
Nvidia announces financial results for fiscal 3Q19
Nvidia has reported revenues for the third quarter ended October 28, 2018, of US$3.18 billion, up 21% from US$2.64 billion a year earlier, and up 2% from US$3.12 billion in the previous quarter.
Coolso Technology has used its patented muscle bio signal technology to develop wearable gesture control device that can detect individual finger movement for precise gesture recognition, and the technology can also be applied to Industry 4.0 man-machine interfaces beyond medical and gaming applications,...
Auras adopts new ERP system for digital transformation
Taiwan-based thermal solutions provider Auras Technology has sharply overhauled its ERP (enterprise resources planning) system to step up its digital transformation, integrating IT (information technology) and OT (operation technology) and setting up an algorithm division to pave the way for smart...
Intel will scale down its processor shipments to the PC DIY distributor market by as many as two million units in the fourth quarter of 2018, which may lead to a 10-20% decline in the quarter's motherboard shipments by Taiwan makers, according to industry sources.
China FineBlanking reports record 3Q18 revenues
Precision stamping service provider China FineBlanking Technology (CFTC) has reported third-quarter 2018 consolidated revenues of NT$654.3 million (US$21.2 million), gross margin of 20.96%, net operating profit of NT$85.2 million, net profit of NT$57.3 million and net EPS of NT$0.58.
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...
Vivotek developing camera-use neural network engines
IP surveillance camera maker Vivotek has set up an AI (artificial intelligence) technology R&D center to develop neural network engines for use in 360-degree fish-eye multi-lens cameras for detecting, recognizing and tracking persons and vehicles, according to company chairman Owen Chen.
Qualcomm is taking the lead to incorporate its Snapdragon 850 series mobile chips into thin and light notebooks adopting Microsoft Windows operating system, and other handset SoC developers including Apple, Samsung, MediaTek, HiSilicon and Unisoc (Spreadtrum and RDA) may follow suit to roll out a spate...
Taiwan university works with self-driving EV developers
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has signed an MoU with France-based autonomous driving vehicle developer EasyMile and its Taiwan partner 7StarLake for cooperation in developing the local self-driving industry.
PC chip suppliers to see weaker sales in 4Q18
Most Taiwan-based PC-related IC suppliers are expected to see their sales retreat by a double-digit in the fourth quarter of 2018, affected by the short supply of CPUs from Intel, according to industry sources.
Brinno begins online sale in Southeast Asia
Time-lapse camera vendor Brinno has disclosed it has begun own-brand product sale at e-commerce platforms in Southeast Asia.
Optical lens module makers Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO) and Newmax Technology have reported net EPS of NT$6.42 (US$0.21) and net loss per share of NT$1.83 respectively for January-September.
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.301 billion (US$689 million) for October, decreasing 1.44% from the monthly record seen in the preceding month but increasing 9.56% on year.
Lite-On Tech sees decreased October revenues
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.601 billion (US$570 million) for October, decreasing 8.79% on month and 0.19% on year.
Battery maker Simplo Technology has reported improved earnings and gross margin for the third quarter of 2018, buoyed by optimized product mix and expanding business scale.
Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology has disclosed its IWA (intelligent wireless access) system has been adopted for smart green buildings.
Casetek remains in the red
Metal alloy chassis maker Casetek Holdings has reported net loss of NT$763.8 million (US$24.7 million) for third-quarter 2018, remaining in the red for the last three quarters.
Catcher Technology is developing new casing materials and structures to meet higher performance requirements for casing products in the 5G era, as it aims to continue to sharpen its market leadership in the sector, according to company chairman Allen Hung.
Qisda to invest in Data Image, Jiangsu Yudi Optical
EMS provider Qisda has announced investment of NT$308 million (US$10 million) to take a 33.1% stake in Data Image, a Taiwan-based LCD module maker, and CNY40 million (US$5.8 million) to take an 11% stake in Jiangsu Yudi Optical, a China-based optical lens maker.
Global heavyweight customers of TSMC are rushing to highlight the foundry giant's 7nm process support as a major booster for their new products, the latest case being AMD announcing the adoption of foundry house's 7nm node for fabricating its new-generation EPYC server processors, at its Next Horizon...
Global first-tier handset brands such as Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi have all enhanced their competitiveness by rolling out an array of cross-sector products, a move which will further squeeze the operations of second- and third-tier handset vendors.
AMD unveils 7nm datacenter GPUs
AMD has announced its Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50 accelerators, the world's first 7nm datacenter GPUs, designed to deliver the compute performance required for next-generation deep learning, HPC, cloud computing and rendering applications.
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2018
Taiwan's handset shipments increased 5.5% sequentially, but dropped 6.8% on year to come to 21.8 million units in the third...
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 3Q 2018
Entering the traditional strong season, Taiwan's large-size TFT LCD panel shipments increased 4.4% sequentially and 5.6% on...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 3Q 2018
Weak demand resulted in Taiwan's small- to medium-size panel shipments recording decreases of 1.3% sequentially and 2.5% on...
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