IT components, peripherals
  • MSI expects strong performance from the gaming business in 2019
    Micro-Star International (MSI) stands a chance of unseating Samsung Electronics to become the world's largest supplier of curved gaming monitors in 2019 thanks to growing sales, according to market watchers.
  • Largan Precision is striving for orders for in-panel optical fingerprint-recognition lens modules and 3D sensing lenses from the non-Apple camp as a move to diversify its customer base, according to market observers.
  • manufacturing
    Though US-China trade tensions seem to be easing, Taiwan ODMs are still moving ahead with their production deployments in Southeast Asia as they are requested by brand vendors to diversify manufacturing risks that may arise from persistent competition in tech domains, according to industry sources.
  • Nvidia has launched the GeForce GTX 1660. With the arrival of the GTX 1660, the vendor said its Turing family of GeForce GTX offers a step up for gamers looking to upgrade to Turing or build a value-priced gaming PC.
  • Asia Vital Components (AVC), which specializes in thermal solution products, expects demand for smartphones to boom when 5G devices become commercially available.
  • Ken Cheng, general manager for Lite-On Tech's Industrial Automation Business Unit
    EMS provider Lite-On Technology has signed MoUs with US-based sales agents and set up a marketing base in the US to enter the market for devices for industrial automation (IA), according to the company's general maneger Ken Cheng for IA Business Unit.
  • Pegatron has reported net profits of NT$11.12 billion (US$359.94 million) for 2018, down 24.3% from a year earlier. EPS for 2018 came to NT$4.25 compared to NT$5.66 of a year earlier.
  • Efforts being made by Apple, HTC, Oculus and other players in China and Finland will underpin a robust growth of the AR/VR industry in 2019 and beyond, according to industry sources.
  • Qualcomm, Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) and Asustek Computer have announced jointly the commercial launch of new Asustek smartphones that utilize Qualcomm's cellular system-in-package (SiP) technology in Brazil.
  • IP surveillance camera maker Vivotek has reported net EPS of NT$3.92 (US$0.127) for 2018.
  • Acer chairman and CEO Jason Chen
    Acer will introduce an array of new products as well as a new brand at an event to be held in New York in April as it is diversifying its offerings to offset the impact of the declining PC market, according to company chairman and CEO Jason Chen
  • Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has reported net EPS of NT$7.00 (US$0.23) for 2018.
  • Prices of gaming monitor panels falling
    Prices for gaming monitor panels have been falling as more China-based flat panel makers have jumped on the bandwagon heating up competition, according to industry sources.
  • Smartphone lens module maker Largan Precision and its subsidiaries are jointly recruiting workers with various technological backgrounds regardless of working experience, according to the company.
  • Optical lens module maker Genius Electronic Optical has reported consolidated revenues of NT$220.3 million (US$7.2 million) for February, the lowest monthly level since September 2010 with decreases of 48.27% sequentially and 47.10% on year. Fellow maker Newmax Technology's NT$178.8 million in February...
  • EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.874 billion (US$353 million) for February, decreasing 30.33% sequentially and 16.60% on year.
  • Power supply maker AcBel Polytech has reported net profit of NT$1.005 billion (US$32.52 million) for 2018, buoyed by a non-operating income of NT$1.721 billion.
  • intel
    Shortages of Intel's CPUs are expected to worsen in the second quarter compared to the first as demand for Chromebooks, which are mostly equipped with Intel's entry-level processors, enters the high period, according to Digitimes Research.
  • delta
    Taiwan-based Delta Electronics, a provider of power and thermal management solutions, and Amerlux, a US-based LED architectural lighting solutions company, have jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which a wholly-owned subsidiary of the former will acquire 100% of Amerlux's...
  • car
    Smart cars will integrate four core elements, collectively dubbed CASE (connected, autonomous, shared and services, and electric), which has become a common goal being sought after by major automakers including Daimler, initiator of the CASE concept. The elements are sending the global auto industry...
  • Qisda chairman and CEO Peter Chen
    Qisda has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.781 billion (US$350 million) for February, decreasing 26.17% on month but increasing 5.46% on year, while it was also the company's 24th consecutive month of on-year growth, The company's combined consolidated revenues for January-February reached NT$25.383...
  • Keyboard and CCM (compact camera module) maker Chicony Electronics on March 7 released financial report for 2018, generating net EPS of NT$5.22 (US$0.17).
  • Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.157 billion (US$492 million) for February, decreasing 19.31% sequentially but increasing 13.33% on year.
  • Synnex Technology International's logistics center in Indonesia
    IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has inaugurated a logistics center in Jakarta, Indonesia to strengthen its operation and competitiveness in the country.
  • Global demand for machine tools will remain weak until April 2019 and may start to rebound in May, according to Eric Chuo, chairman of mechanical motion control component and industrial robot maker Hiwin Technologies.

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