IT components, peripherals
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone
    Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Galaxy Fold featuring a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display, which folds into a compact device with a cover display.
  • BenQ Medical Technology is exhibiting its portable diagnostic ultrasound devices and medical displays at Medical Fair India 2019 in New Delhi during February 21-23.
  • Keyboard and electronic component maker Darfon Electronics has announced investment of NT$720 million (US$23.4 million) for a 60% stake in bicycle maker Kenstone Metal.
  • Taiwan-based cooling solution developer Yen Sun Technology will see its plants in Dongguan soon enter pilot production for certification by its car vendor client and begin mass production in April with maximum capacity to reach over one million units a month. The site will be mainly used to fulfill...
  • Brinno chairman and president David Chen
    Time-lapse camera maker Brinno has adopted in-house-developed ICs for its product lines since the fourth quarter of 2018, reducing production cost and shortening time to market, according to company chairman and president David Chen.
  • First-tier China-based optical lens and CCM (compact camera module) maker Sunny Optical Technology expects to post net profit of CNY2.47-2.55 billion (US$363-375 million) for 2018, declining 12-15% on year. Fellow CCM maker Q Technology estimates its 2018 pre-tax profit slumped about 95% on year.
  • Acer founder Stan Shih
    Besides IT and semiconductor industries, Taiwan has opportunities of developing another globally-competitive sector in smart medical care, according to Acer founder Stan Shih.
  • Delta Electronics chairman Yancey Hai (left)
    Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics will cooperate with IT system integration service provider Syscom Computer Engineering to upgrade Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp's (THSRC) passenger information system, with the three companies having signed a contract worth...
  • Memory module maker Adata Technology saw sales of its SSD products increase 14.2% on year and over 10% sequentially to account for 22% of company revenues in January 2019.
  • A Brinno-developed time-lapse camera
    Time-lapse camera maker Brinno has reported consolidated revenues of NT$59 million (US$1.9 million) for January, the highest monthly level since July 2017 and growing 12.77% sequentially and 80.05% on year.
  • EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.607 billion (US$507 million) for January, decreasing 3.29% sequentially and 5.44% on year.
  • Taiwan will not engage in money-burning space competition with China but will step up tapping niche markets associated with the space industry chain, according to CL Lin, director general of National Space Organization (NSPO).
  • Taiwan-based server chassis supplier Chenbro Micom has reported consolidated revenues of NT$615 million (US$19.78 million) for January, growing 15.62% on year and hitting the highest-ever sum for the month in company history.
  • ssd
    Unit prices for 1TB SSDs for gaming devices have fallen more than 50% since 2018, which is expected to help upgrade the mainstream storage specs of gaming SSDs to the range of 512GB-1TB, according to industry sources.
  • Shadoworks Studio chairman Andy Peng
    Shadoworks Studio, founded in 2016 to develop VR and AR solutions, will focus its business on education, entertainment and industry applications in 2019, according to company chairman Andy Peng.
  • Taiwan's motherboard industry remains dominated by four main players – Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI), Gigabyte Technology and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) – who hold the majority share of own-brand and channel market shipments.
  • Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.783 billion (US$610 million) for January, decreasing 11.43% sequentially and 0.82% on year.
  • Mechanical motion control component and industrial robot maker Hiwin Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.668 billion (US$54.1 million) for January, the lowest monthly level since May 2017, slipping 4.77% sequentially and 26.06% on year.
  • Keyboard and CCM (compact camera module) maker Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.128 billion (US$231 million) for January, the highest-ever for the month with increases of 1.19% sequentially and 13.21% on year.
  • Metal-alloy chassis specialist Catcher Technology expects to post an on-year decline in first-quarter revenues, citing continued weak demand for handsets and notebook processor shortages.
  • Fading of cryptocurrency mining business hurting Taiwan supply chain
    Taiwan-based graphics card players, Nvidia and semiconductor players including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Global Unichip and Faraday Technology are expected to see their first-quarter financial results drop dramatically on year as a result of the fading of the cryptocurrency...
  • GPS car tracking device maker ATrack Technology has landed ODM orders from a new client in the US and another in Japan, and is expected to see significant business growth in 2019, according to industry sources.
  • Largan Precision, a major supplier of lens modules used in Apple's smartphones, saw fourth-quarter 2018 revenues and operating profits both slip by over 20% mainly due to decreased iPhone sales worldwide, but it remains optimistic about adoption of 3-lens or more modules for flagship smartphone models...
  • Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.347 billion (US$109 million) for January, increasing 3.72% sequentially but decreasing 4.82% on year.
  • Global demand for gaming PCs is expected to slow down significantly in 2019, with shipments of gaming notebooks likely to record an annual growth of only 10%, compared to average annual increase of over 20% seen in the past 6-7 years, according to industry sources.

China smartphone AP shipments – 4Q 2018

Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 4Q 2018

Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 4Q 2018

Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019

Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2019 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets

iPhone shipment analysis and forecast, 2H18

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