Qisda eyes AI+IoT-based smart retail solutions
EMS provider Qisda is making efforts to develop AIoT smart solutions for retail operations through cooperation with partners, according to the company.
Sharp price falls for NAND flash chips have driven up the penetration of SSDs in smart notebooks, servers and datacenters, which will significantly bolster revenue performances of memory backend service houses including Powertech Technology (PIT) and Orient Semiconductor Electronics in 2019, according...
Largan acquires factory
Smartphone lens module maker Largan Precision has disclosed it has signed a deal to acquire from machine tool maker Leadwell CNC Machines a plant with total floor area of 13,221 square meters in Taichung, central Taiwan, at NT$1.824 billion (US$59.2 million).
With IoT devices coming into shape, startup teams target niche markets with differentiating products
Widespread adoption of voice assistants such as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa is spurring burgeoning growth of IoT devices, which were on exhibit throughout the show floors of CES 2019. Transitioning from developing products independently, firms are now introducing products that work in connection...
A spate of newest auto industry development trends on autonomous driving, Internet of Vehicles (IoV), and electric vehicles, as well as automotive electronics including sensors, discrete power devices and micro LED have riveted great attention from visitors to 2019 Automotive World and Internepcon...
China-based camera module maker Q Technology has issued an earnings warning, saying its pre-tax profits for 2018 will tumble by 95% as compared to a year earlier.
Taiwan's copper-clad laminate maker Elite Material (EMC) is expected to see 2019 revenue growth driven by robust demand from handset and automotive electronics sectors for its high-density interconnect (HDI) board materials, the firm's mainstay product.
AI, 5G to boost penetration of HDI PCBs in notebooks
Notebooks are getting smart along with growing application of 5G and AI technologies, driving up demand for high-density interconnect (HDI) PCBs to support upgrades in designs, according to industry sources.
With prices for handset-use fingerprint sensors continuing their downward trend due to intensifying competition among China- and Taiwan-based suppliers, Taiwan-based fingerprint sensor specialists have moved to diversify their target markets to include notebooks, bank debit cards and other non-handset...
Nvidia refocuses on PC graphics competition
Last year at CES, Nvidia's touted much about artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous driving. But at a CES 2019 pre-show, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang's focus clearly switched back to its latest PC GPUs, indicating that the GPU giant may have seen rising competition in the graphics card market, and...
Taiwan chipmaker MediaTek is gearing up to expand its businesses in AI, automotive electronics and ASIC sectors, internally dubbed as the "3A" plan, seeking to reverse in 2019 its two consecutive years of revenue declines, according to industry sources.
FET launches new smart speakers in Taiwan
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has launched two models of smart speakers with an attempt to boost its subscriber base and business dynamics.
Largan scores points in medical business
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has made non-operating strategic investment in contact lens maker Largan Medical and sleep apnea ECG (electrocardiography) detector developer Largan Health Technology, with the former swinging into profitability in 2018 and the latter testing its products...
Asia Tech Image 2018 net profit hits record
Contact image sensor (CIS) module maker Asia Tech Image has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.675 billion (US$119 million), net operating profit of NT$343 million, net profit of NT$338 million and net EPS of NT$4.66 for 2018, with the net profit hitting a record, according to company chairman...
With the strong popularity of the Apple AirPods, and chip developers including Qualcomm and Realtek offering solutions for true wireless earbuds, more earphone brands are expected to begin mass shipments of their new devices in the second half of 2019, pushing up demand for batteries for these products,...
Foxconn sees 2018 revenues reach new record
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$619.32 billion (US$19.95 billion) for December 2018, up 2.97% on month, but down 8.27% on year, while the company's consolidated revenues for 2018 were NT$5.29 trillion, hitting a new record with an increase...
Taiwan GDP growth to slow to less than 3% in 2019
Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) growth will likely slow to less than 3% in 2019, a performance lower than 2018, requiring major government efforts to expand domestic demand and increase public investments amid export declines in the year, according to the National Development Council (NDC).
HTC paints rosy picture for 2019
HTC is positive about its business prospects for 2019 as it will continue to roll out efforts to revitalize its handset business and achieve significant VR revenue growth by offering integrated hardware, platform, content and related services, according to company chairperson Cher Wang.
Ting Sin on growth track in 2019
Taiwan-based aluminum extrusion billet maker Ting Sin expects its sales to be on a growth track in 2019, driven by growing shipments of high value-added aluminum alloy products to the automotive and aerospace industries.
AMD has unveiled recently its 7nm CPU and GPU lineup designed for high-performance PCs, gaming and data center applications. The new processor series are all reportedly being fabricated by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has won 7- to 8-year contracts to supply Europe carmakers automotive lenses used in ADAS through their tier-one supply chain partners, with shipments to begin in fourth-quarter 2019, according to company CEO Warren Chen.
Lite-On Tech December revenues decrease
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.138 billion (US$492 million) for December, decreasing 3.55% sequentially and 10.43% on year.
Delta Electronics December revenues down sequentially
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.207 billion (US$689 million) for December, decreasing 4.16% sequentially but increasing 1.95% on year.
Largan capacity expansion on schedule
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision, despite slow growth in global demand for smartphones and various challenges arising from uncertainties, is expanding production capacity as originally planned, according to company CEO Lin En-ping.
Synnex Technology sees decreased December revenues
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$34.419 billion (US$1.12 billion) for December, decreasing 1.26% sequentially and 2.80% on year.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2018
Taiwan's LCD monitor shipments grew 6.3% sequentially and 7.5% on year to reach 22.35 million units in the third quarter.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2018
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments increased 11.4% sequentially, but down 3.1% on year to arrive at 8.52 million units in the third quarter...
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...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2019 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
This Digitimes Research Special Report offers global shipment forecasts for three major mobile device market segments - smartphones,...
iPhone shipment analysis and forecast, 2H18
This Digitimes Reserch iPhone Shipment Analysis and Forecast Special Report provides an insight into Apple's pricing strategy...