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  • Stan Shih, Acer founder
    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.
  • 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.
  • Among supply chain partners for iPhones, Taiwan's PCB makers have suffered significantly from the devices' latest wave of lackluster sales, with flexible board suppliers Zhen Ding Tech, Flexium Interconnect and Career Technology bracing for more negative impacts in 2019 as their revenues have already...
  • Taiwan supply chain makers of Apple's three major product lines beyond iPhones will see mixed shipment prospects for 2019, with shipments of MacBook series expected to fall from 2018 and those of AirPods and Apple Watch likely to pick up significantly on the availability of new models.
  • MIM hinges are popular among notebooks
    Hinge makers are set to expand their metal injection molding (MIM) capacity in 2019 to satisfy increasing demand from notebook vendors, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Gigabyte is facing a challenging 2019
    Gigabyte Technology is reportedly planning to cut its sales and marketing expenses for 2019 and will axe 5-10% of its personnel in the first half of 2019, according to some market watchers.
  • Qisda chairman and CEO Peter Chen
    EMS provider Qisda is well prepared to cope with the adverse impact from the US-China trade war, according to company chairman and CEO Peter Chen.
  • Taiwan ODM Compal Electronics has been actively making multiple deployments in smart healthcare business over the past three years, including smart telemedicine, electronic medical recorders, cancer immuocyte and smart wards, according to company vice chairman Ray Chen.
  • Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) at Eureka Park
    Featuring exhibits of innovations by startup companies from all over the world, Eureka Park was the most eye-catching exhibit area of CES 2019. Many of those companies were gathered inside national pavilions and their exhibits were flavored with a cultural touch, making the presentations dazzling and...

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