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Tuesday 7 February 2023
Reduced MacBook volume put Taiwanese supply chain under pressure
The Taiwanese supply chain has relied on the stable demand from Apple. However, it has recently received news that delivery of the Mac series will be significantly reduced. In addition, Apple is also advocating for the diversification of its production sites. All of this has created increased pressure on the Taiwanese supply chain.
Tuesday 7 February 2023
Largan expects revenue to decrease further in February
Largan Precision, a maker of optical lens modules, expects its revenue to continue declining in February after its sales fell 18.74% sequentially and 13% annually to NT$3.26 billion (US$107.58 million) in the previous month.
Monday 6 February 2023
Biren prioritizes AI breakthrough; software stack key to Chinese GPU industry
Chinese chip startup Biren Technology has selected AI to be its development focus, meaning the company's focus will be on general-purpose GPUs (GPGPUs) used in AI and its corresponding software stack. The presence of the US chip restrictions is also well-noted by China's GPU sector, with each company taking its own approach to circumvent the restrictions.
Monday 6 February 2023
Building Taiwan's international startup team to connect with international talents, markets, and capital
Mr. Wufu Chen, Chairman of Acorn Campus Taiwan pointed out that, facing a new wave of lifestyle paradigm shift, he and his company will assist Taiwan in forming an international team with globalized visions and help Taiwanese startups connect with international talents, markets, and capital. On top of technological skills, members of the international team should also possess international vision and perspective. They must be able to define their market and customers, and engage in dialogs with the international market, thereby establishing a footing for the new economy and industry developments in Taiwan.
Friday 3 February 2023
Taiwan-based listed electronics firms record US$953 billion in total 2022 sales
All firms with considerable business scales in Taiwan's electronics industry are publicly traded. When they release their tentative annual financial indicators, we can already grasp the growth momentum of the industry, as well as the interactions between different industry sectors and the medium- and long-term outlook. DIGITIMES has again collected data on the ICT product manufacturing, semiconductors, optoelectronics, IC distribution and components sectors, providing readers with a comprehensive picture of the electronics industry and an outlook of the industry trends in 2023.
Friday 3 February 2023
Growing EV penetration boosts demand for charging infrastructure
The growing penetration of electric vehicles (EV) has boosted demand for charging infrastructure, with China, the US, the EU, Japan, Korea, India and other countries making efforts installing charging piles and stations.
Friday 3 February 2023
Power supply maker AcBel Polytech looking to expand US client portfolio
Through its recent acquisition of ABB's power conversion division, Taiwan-based AcBel Polytech is looking to grow its US client portfolio, according to the company's newly appointed COO Olivia Liao.
Friday 3 February 2023
Universal Robots, Techman positive about cobot demand in Taiwan
Universal Robots (UR) and Techman Robot, the world's top two collaborative robot (cobot) suppliers, are optimistic about the growth potential of the overall and Taiwan markets.
Thursday 2 February 2023
Imec co-integrates high-quality SiN waveguide technology with its active silicon photonics platform
On January 31, Belgium-based semiconductor research hub Imec announced that it demonstrated co-integration of its high-quality silicon nitride waveguide technology with its silicon photonics platform—without performance degradation of the high-bandwidth active devices. An important upgrade for imec's silicon photonics platform, the result enables the synthesis of high-quality wavelength-selective devices and other optical passive functions that benefit from accurate optical phase control, meeting market demands for optical transceivers for datacom, LiDAR, and other applications.
Thursday 2 February 2023
Foxconn hires Nissan veteran to lead EV business
Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn, determined to transform its entire group, has been actively expanding to electric vehicle industry in recent years. Having made new changes to its business model, Foxconn has also recruited a large number of the industry's elites to shorten the time it needs to enter the industry as much as possible.
Wednesday 1 February 2023
Looking ahead to 2023, Lenovo proposes 6 major technology trends
Lenovo has announced 6 key technology trends that will become mainstream in 2023. These include holographic projection, transformable devices, corporate metaverse, smart stores, multi-access edge computing, and new business models. Starting in 2023, these trends will help increase performance and efficiency in businesses while also promoting digital transformation.
Wednesday 1 February 2023
Taiwan export orders decline in December
Taiwan-based makers received export orders totaling US$52.17 billion in December 2022, down 23.2% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Wednesday 1 February 2023
Largan Precision, GSEO step into non-smartphone-use lens modules
Smartphone lens module makers Largan Precision and Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO), in view of weak global demand for smartphones, have actively stepped into development and production of lens modules used in automotive cameras and VR/AR devices, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 1 February 2023
Top Taiwan Venture Capital optimistic about development opportunities in new economy & Taiwan's competitive industries
In its early days, Top Taiwan Venture Capital mostly focused on investing in enterprises in their expansion and mature stages, as well as in electronic technology industries. It has successfully completed a dozen venture capital (VC) fundraising based on its past investment performance. Its shareholders included major finance and insurance businesses in Taiwan, as well as corporate shareholders including Chunghwa Telecom, Inventec, ELAN Microelectronics, and SINBON Electronics. By building a well-rounded VC platform and ecosystem, Top Taiwan strives to realize its vision in developing and investing the Taiwan market, and leading Taiwan toward future transformations and challenges.
Wednesday 1 February 2023
Intel to cut PC processor prices by as much as 20%
Intel is in talks with specific PC vendors to cut prices for previous generations of Alder Lake processors, including Core i9 processors, by as much as 20%, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 1 February 2023
UMT optimistic about LEO satellite product shipments in 2023
High-frequency microwave device maker Universal Microwave Technology (UMT) is optimistic about its prospects for 2023, buoyed by the continued growth of the global telecommunication industry driven by 5G infrastructure.
Tuesday 31 January 2023
Phihong Technology establishes subsidiary for EV charging solutions
Power supply maker Phihong Technology has spun off its business group specialized in developing power charging solutions used for electric vehicles (EVs) as a wholly owned subsidiary, Zerova Technologies Taiwan, in a bid to speed up business development of EV charging solutions, according to company president Allan Lin.
Friday 20 January 2023
ODM growth may not come until 2024: Q&A with Quanta vice chairman CC Leung
ODMs should see the market improve in the second half of 2023, according to Quanta Computer vice chairman CC Leung, adding that companies should still stay cautious over the year.
Thursday 19 January 2023
China chipmaker Loongson completes tape-out of new homegrown CPU
China's CPU developer Loongson Technology recently has successfully completed the tape-out of its new processor, LS2K1500, which will be mainly used to power industrial control systems such as electric power, railway transportation, smart manufacturing and industrial network security, according to industry sources.
Thursday 19 January 2023
Sonatus brings networking capabilities to car industry, fast-tracking SDV production
Sonatus, a California-based software startup, is bringing its networking expertise to carmakers and helping them build software-defined vehicles (SDV) faster. The company has secured US$110 million in total funding since established in 2018.
Thursday 19 January 2023
Computex 2023 attracts 1,000 exhibitors to showcase innovations physically
Computex, Taiwan's largest IT exhibition show, after three years of shrinkage in scale from 2020-2022, will be resumed fully in 2023, going from May 30-June 2, according to Taipei Computer Association (TCA).
Thursday 19 January 2023
Samsung reportedly struggling to collect PLI incentives in India
In contrast with the Indian government's welcoming Apple suppliers' investments, Samsung Electronics, the largest exporter of mobile phones in India, encounters a series of financial issues.
Thursday 19 January 2023
Genius Electronic Optical to supply lens modules for Apple VR devices
Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO) will supply lens modules for VR head-mounted devices, to be launched by Apple in 2023, with shipments to begin in February-March 2023, according to GSEO's supply chain makers.
Wednesday 18 January 2023
Apple unveils MacBook Pro featuring M2 Pro and M2 Max
Apple has announced the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro featuring M2 Pro and M2 Max, Apple's next-generation pro silicon that brings even more power-efficient performance and battery life to pro users.
Tuesday 17 January 2023
Cal-Comp to add four factories in Thailand; AcBel Polytech to develop PV business
Thailand-based electronic device maker Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand), a member of the Taiwan-based New Kinpo Group, will set up four additional factories in Thailand, while power supply maker AcBel Polytech, also a member of the group, will develop PV power generation business to become a provider of green energy solutions, according to the companies.