Actron to produce MOSEFT, IGBT for EVs
Automotive rectifier diode maker Actron Technology is constructing a factory in Taiwan to produce MOSEFT and IGBT for electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid EVs, with completion scheduled for year-end 2020 and production to begin in first-quarter 2021, according to the company.
Huawei piling up inventory
Huawei has been piling up inventory since around the end of 2018, according to industry sources in Taiwan. Inventory levels at the China-based vendor should be able to sustain its shipments until the end of 2019, the sources continued.
Teco showcases products at Taiwan Expo 2019 in India
Teco Electric & Machinery exhibited several products at Taiwan Expo 2019 in India, an annual exhibition organized by government-sponsored Taiwan External Trade Development Council, in New Delhi during May 16-18, according to the company.
LG develops AI chip
As part of its strategy to accelerate the development of AI devices for the home, LG has developed its own artificial intelligence (AI) chip with proprietary LG Neural Engine to mimic the neural network of the human brain to improve the processing of deep learning algorithms.
Latest tariff hikes to have small impacts on US-bound motherboards, graphics cards shipments
The latest tariff hikes by the US on Chinese goods from 10% to 25% will not have significant impacts on Taiwan's US-bound shipments of motherboards and graphics cards, according to industry sources.
Simplo reports NT$3.24 in 1Q19 EPS
Lithium-ion battery module maker Simplo Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.417 billion (US$467 million), gross margin of 9.60%, net operating profit of NT$750.8 million, net profit of NT$600.1 million and net EPS of NT$3.24 for first-quarter 2019.
Foxconn sees decreased 1Q19 profitability
EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has disclosed its first-quarter 2019 gross margin, net operating profit and net profit all declined.
Collaborative robots improve Qisda production efficiency
EMS provider Qisda has disclosed it has seen 74% in improvement in production efficiency from adopting collaborative robots for production lines at its factory in northern Taiwan, with about 30 workers originally assigned for a production line reduced to 12-15 ones.
China makers to set up EV battery plants abroad
China-based lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery makers Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) and Hefei Guoxuan High-tech Power Energy will set up overseas plants making batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), according to industry sources.
Google, striving to provide AI-based accessibility services as one of its core missions, has unveiled three accessibility projects that help people with disabilities at its just-concluded annual developer conference, as part of the firm's efforts to develop new products and features for its next billion...
Taiwan's clean room engineering specialist Acter is gearing up to fulfill orders which have been deferred for 2-3 quarters, as well as demand from Taiwan's semiconductor and electronics supply chains relocating their production lines from China to Southeast Asia to counter the US-China trade war, according...
Lite-On Tech sees decreased April revenues
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$13.535 billion (US$439 million) for April, decreasing 8% sequentially and 18.31% on year.
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced six candidates for the company's new board of directors with incumbent chairman Terry Guo being one of them.
Flytech, Posiflex report profits for 1Q19
POS device makers Flytech Technology and Posiflex Technology have reported first-quarter 2019 consolidated revenues of NT$1.435 billion (US$46.5 million) and NT$2.288 billion, respectively, with their respective EPS reaching NT$1.40 and NT$1.50.
At a recent company investors meeting, Intel announced plans to start shipping its volume 10nm client processor in June and shared first details on its 7nm process technology.
Intel Project Athena notebooks to hit market in 2H19
About 10 notebooks built to Intel's Project Athena design specifications will be unveiled at the upcoming Computex 2019 later in May, and are expected to hit market shelves in the second half of 2019, according to company sources.
Qisda 1Q19 gross margin hits 6-year high
EMS provider Qisda has reported its first-quarter 2019 gross margin reached 13.34%, the highest quarterly level since 2013.
Chicony Electronics posts record 1Q19 profit
Keyboard, CCM (compact camera module) and video image device maker Chicony Electronics has reported net profit of NT$1.647 billion (US$53.4 million) for first-quarter 2019, rising 180.53% on year to hit a quarterly record.
Intel has informed notebook clients that it will start shipping entry-level processors in June, partially easing the shortages that have long hit device vendors, according to industry sources.
Unitech growing rigid-flex PCB shipments for AirPods
Unitech Printed Circuit Board has been ramping up rigid-flex PCB shipments for Apple's AirPods 2, the order visibility for which has extended through early 2020 at least, according to industry sources.
Asustek swings back to profit in 1Q19
Asustek Computer has reported net profit of NT$2.19 billion (US$70.7 million) for the first quarter of 2019, a significant improvement from a net loss of NT$2.82 billion seen in the previous quarter, although the figures were still down 8% from a year earlier.
Metal chassis plants in Kunshan, China are seeing customers seeking supplies elsewhere, as they have been ordered to suspend production pending local government inspections since an explosion hit one of them, according to industry sources.
Hiwin 1Q19 profit hits 8-quarter low
Mechanical motion control component and industrial robot maker Hiwin Technologies has reported net profit of NT$620 million (US$20.1 million) for first-quarter 2019, the lowest quarterly level since second-quarter 2017.
Chicony Power nets NT$0.86 per share for 1Q19
Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology has reported net EPS of NT$0.86 for first-quarter 2019.
Largan April revenues hit 6-monh high
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.009 billion (US$162 million) for April, the highest monthly level since November 2018 with growth of 27.58% sequentially and 44.28% on year.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments plunged 35.5% sequentially to reach only 6.26 million units in the first quarter of 2019 due mainly...
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's large-size panel shipments dropped 12.8% sequentially and 7.5% on year to come to 54.4 million units in the first quarter...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 1Q 2019
Small- to medium-size panel shipments went down 23.6% sequentially and 38.2% on year to arrive at only 183.74 million units.
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
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Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
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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,...