IT components, peripherals
  • bosch
    The Bosch Group is looking to continue its growth in China, where the Germany-based supplier of technology and services achieved sales of EUR14.9 billion (US$17.44) in 2017 - a double-digit increase year on year - and where it has just opened a new plant for infotainment systems in the eastern city...
  • Zeroing in on multiple business opportunities associated with IoT (Internet of Things) applications, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is quietly proceeding with deployments in diverse IoT application fields beyond launching the IPO for its IoT subsidiary Foxconn Industrial Internet...
  • UniMax is foraying into smart driving device market
    UniMax Electronics, a Asustek Computer company, has been enhancing its deployments in the smart driving market by rolling out an array of smart devices such as in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems and advanced driving-assistance systems (ADAS) to deliver smart driving experiences to users.
  • ASMedia Technology, which makes high-speed transmission chips for AMD, is expected to see its annual revenues hit a new high in 2018, as the US client is gaining impressive momentum to challenge Intel and Nvidia by launching a spate of new series of processors, significantly benefiting its contract...
  • The replacement demand boom for Intel's Purley Xeon server processors may not appear until the end of 2018 or even the first half of 2019 due mainly to expensive prices affecting the acceptability of the new processors to server clients, according to server supply chain sources.
  • Terminal connector makers Chialin Precision Industrial and CY Precision have signed a pact to co-develop automotive components and devices for the China market.
  • Innodisk chairman Randy Chien
    Innodisk, a provider of industrial embedded flash and memory solutions, has inaugurated a new R&D and manufacturing center in a science park in Taiwan's northeastern county of Yilan, with its focus on developing industrial control solutions integrating software, firmware and hardware, according...
  • The abrupt waning of the crypto mining craze starting in April is expected to affect the profitability of major graphics card suppliers Nvidia and AMD from the second to fourth quarters of 2018, and players in their supply chains will see weaker earning and shipment growth momentums than a year earlier,...
  • Kinpo buys back shares

    May 21, 11:05
    EMS provider Kinpo Electronics has disclosed it bought back 40 million shares of its stock as originally planned during March 21-May 18 at an average price of NT$10.31 (US$0.35) per unit, with its treasury stock now increasing to 43.576 million shares, equivalent to a 2.99% stake.
    Five tech startups from Taiwan are showcasing their latest developments in IoT applications at the Internet of Things World 2018 held May 14-17 in Silicon Valley, seeking to enter cooperation with enterprises operating there or win financial support from potential angel investors, according to the...
  • ssd
    An anticipated rise in SSD demand from the handset and PC sectors may stop NAND flash prices from falling in the third quarter of 2018, according to industry sources.
  • Demand for multi-lens camera modules is likely to heat up as Huawei reportedly plans to extend the adoption of triple-lens cameras to other series of its high-end smartphones, according to industry sources.
  • AMD has announced adoption of its AMD Ryzen Pro processors - including new notebooks and desktops powered by Ryzen Pro processors with built-in Radeon Vega graphics now available from the world's three largest enterprise PC vendors.
  • Google announces Android Things and related support at Google I/O 2018
    MediaTek is expected to see its shipments of IoT chips expand significantly in the second half of 2018, buoyed by Google's release of Android Things 1.0, according to industry sources.
  • Memory module firm Transcend Information has announced consolidated revenues for April 2018 decreased 18% sequentially and 12.8% on year to NT$1.45 billion (US$48.7 million).
  • Non-operating losses eroded Asustek's earnings in 1Q18
    Asustek Computer saw its net profit dip 41% on quarter and 35% on year to NT$2.38 billion (US$80.03 million) in the first quarter of 2018, due to non-operating losses. EPS for the first quarter stood at NT$3.20, lower than market expectations of NT$4.20.
  • IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported net EPS of NT$1.35 (US$0.05) for first-quarter 2018.
  • Optical lens and smartphone-use lens module maker Genius Electronic Optical has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.822 billion (US$61.8 million), gross margin of 40.46%, net operating profit of NT$321.6 million, net profit of NT$197.5 million and net EPS of NT$1.98 for first-quarter 2018.
  • Taiwan-based EMS firm Pegatron is optimistic about significant revenue and profit increases in the third quarter of 2018 and even better performances in the fourth quarter, despite experiencing lackluster performances in the first quarter, according to company CFO Charles Lin.
  • Foxconn Electronics has reported revenues of NT$343.987 billion (US$11.57 billion) for April, down 1.48% on month but up 6.57% on year. Year-to-date revenues totaled NT$1.37 trillion, increasing 5.5% from a year earlier.
  • Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics and EMS provider Lite-On Technology have reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.270 billion (US$618 million) and NT$16.568 billion respectively for April, the former decreasing 1.55% sequentially but increasing 4.44% on year,...
  • Hiwin chairman Eric Chuo
    Mechanical motion control component and industrial robot maker Hiwin Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.553 billion (US$223 million) and net profit of NT$1.215 billion for first-quarter 2018 - both hitting record levels.
  • Qisda chairman and CEO Peter Chen
    EMS provider Qisda has made efforts to transform operations by acquiring majority stakes in industrial motherboard and computer maker DFI and POS device maker Partner Tech in 2017, and then a 18.37% stake in networking/communication device maker Alpha Networks in first-quarter of 2018. It has also...
  • Taiwan's machinery exports, after surging 21.1% on year to US$25.6 billion in 2017, soared 18.3% from a year earlier to US$6.43 billion in the first quarter of 2018, with China remaining the largest export outlet absorbing 28.9% or US$1.855 billion, up 23.8% on year, according to statistics from the...
  • qualcomm
    Members of Qualcomm's top management are still divided over whether the company should stay in or withdraw from the server market, despite reportedly having sharply reduced R&D resources for the segment, industry sources have said in response to speculation that the vendor is mulling terminating...

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