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Friday 24 March 2023
Third quarter may bring growth prospects for NAND flash
The second quarter is expected to be a low point for the NAND flash industry, with growth likely to restart in the third quarter, according to market observers in China.
Thursday 23 March 2023
Foxconn quietly reforms during a tumultuous period for industry
Constant geopolitical change in recent years, coupled with the pandemic, have resulted in the regionalization of the manufacturing industry, and the localized, decentralized, and short-chain development of the supply chain becoming topics of much discussion. Considering the localization and decentralization of the supply chain, most brand customers are adjusting their order ratios again.
Wednesday 22 March 2023
India states reportedly wooing Apple suppliers by potential labor code relaxation
Following the labor code change in Karnataka, Apple is reportedly lobbying for another relaxation in labor laws in Tamil Nadu amid the competition among Indian states to woo investments from global manufacturers.
Tuesday 21 March 2023
India's local electronics manufacturers begin to emerge amid rising PC demand
Following mobile phones, smartwatches, and wireless headphones, the India-based contract manufacturer Optiemus Electronics is expanding its manufacturing portfolio to include laptop manufacturing amid an increasing PC adoption resulting from trends in digital transformation and remote working and learning.
Tuesday 21 March 2023
Samsung to introduce smart manufacturing in its Indian plant
Amid suppliers' diversification wave into South and Southeast Asian countries, Samsung Electronics is looking to scale up its R&D and smart manufacturing in India and build India into an export base.
Tuesday 21 March 2023
Techman Robot upbeat about 2023 prospects
Collaborative robot (cobot) maker Techman Robot has expressed optimism about its operations in 2023, during which the company will promote its AI-capable offering.
Tuesday 21 March 2023
USI to enhance automotive antenna capability with planned acquisition
EMS provider Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), a subsidiary of ASE Technology (ASEH), expects to strengthen the company's automotive antenna manufacturing capability with its planned acquisition of a TE Connectivity unit.
Tuesday 21 March 2023
Karnataka approves Foxconn's proposed project, potentially for mobile phone manufacturing
Weeks after Foxconn chairman Young Liu's visit to India, India's southern state Karnataka approved 18 projects, including Foxconn's planned mobile phone manufacturing facility.
Monday 20 March 2023
Pegatron aims to boost car electronics revenue beyond 10% while maintaining cautious outlook for 2023
On January 14, Pegatron Corporation, the leading contract manufacturer, held an investor conference. The company released the financial reports for 2022Q4 and the entire 2022, as well as voiced its outlook for 2023. Pegatron believes that business prospects will continue to be affected by macro-environmental factors in 2023, with many variables beyond its control at play here. The revenue in 2023 is expected to be about the same as the previous year or decline slightly. As for the highly anticipated automotive electronics market, Pegatron aims to increase its share of the revenue from the current single-digit percentage range to over 10% within two years.
Monday 20 March 2023
USI mulls acquiring TE Connectivity's automotive solutions biz
EMS provider Universal Scientific Industrial, a subsidiary of ASE Technology (ASEH), is considering acquiring TE Connectivity's automotive solutions business for an estimated US$48 million.
Monday 20 March 2023
Are the world's tech behemoths getting more bang for their lavishly splurged R&D bucks in 2022?
R&D is the bedrock upon which an enterprise's commercial triumphs are built. Any disappointing outcome or inefficiency originating therefrom can spell out the company's economic demise in our cutthroat capitalist coliseum. Competitivity of goods and services could dwindle, leading to a sharp decline of revenue, gross and net operating profits.
Monday 20 March 2023
India roundup: Apple's flagship store to open in Mumbai in April
Apple is expected to open its long-awaited first flagship store in India, marking Apple's efforts to expand in the world's second-largest smartphone market as the global smartphone market is plateauing.
Friday 17 March 2023
Global AIO PC shipments go down 40% on year in 4Q22 and 1Q23, says DIGITIMES Research
Global AIO PC shipments continued to plunge in the fourth quarter of 2022, down 15% sequentially and 44% on year to reach only around two million units since most demand had already been fulfilled in 2021 amid robust stay-at-home activities during the COVID-19 pandemic at the time, according to DIGITIMES Research's study on the AIO PC market.
Friday 17 March 2023
PC manufacturers argue against fresh investment clause under India's revised incentive scheme
India is looking to amend its incentive scheme for IT hardware to encourage investments in manufacturing laptops and tablets in India. However, manufacturers argue against the fresh investment clause amid a declining PC market.
Friday 17 March 2023
Global top-5 brands enjoy on-month increase in combined February shipments, says DIGITIMES Research
The global top-5 notebook brands, not including Apple, saw their combined shipments rise over 10% on month in February 2023 thanks to a low comparison base in January and channel retailers' inventory replenishment, according to DIGITIMES Research's monthly notebook shipment update.
Thursday 16 March 2023
Foxconn reportedly to make AirPods in India
Amid Apple suppliers' increasing investments in India, Foxconn is reportedly to make AirPods in its planned facility in the southern state of Telangana, making it the first time for both Foxconn and India to manufacture the premium wireless earphones for Apple.
Thursday 16 March 2023
India's achievement of electronics production target hinges on Foxconn
According to official estimates, India's electronics production and exports are both increasing rapidly. However, India may still miss its target for electronics production of US$300 billion unless India speeds up its development in the semiconductor ecosystem.
Thursday 16 March 2023
Compal cautious about notebook shipment prospects
Compal Electronics is cautious about notebook shipment prospects this year due to market uncertainty, according to company president Martin Wong.
Thursday 16 March 2023
Network device maker Unizyx sees clients engaged in inventory digestion
Network device maker Unizyx Holding has said that clients who had actively stockpiled inventory in the previous two years due to supply constraints are still engaged in inventory digestion, which could take one to two quarters to complete.
Thursday 16 March 2023
Asustek to remain unprofitable in 1H23
Asustek Computer has warned that it may remain unprofitable in the first half of 2023, while Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI) both expect sales to pick up quarter by quarter throughout the year.
Thursday 16 March 2023
Foxconn to see automotive component sales boost in 2023
Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) expects to see its automotive product line generate revenue between NT$50 billion (US$1.63 billion) and NT$100 billion in 2023, up from NT$20 billion in 2022.
Thursday 16 March 2023
Quanta lowers revenue proportion for notebooks
ODM Quanta Computer cut notebook sales as a percentage of company revenue to less than 50% in the fourth quarter of 2022, when gross margin grew 0.87pp on quarter to 6.48%.
Thursday 16 March 2023
Foxconn expects flat growth in 2023
Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) expects flat revenue growth in 2023 amid persistent macroeconomic uncertainty and a neutral outlook for the ICT industry.
Wednesday 15 March 2023
Droxo Tech develops unmanned vehicles to add intelligence and automation to petrochemical industry
Oil and chemical silos require regular checks and maintenance to ensure they do not leak. Taiwan-based Droxo Tech is developing unmanned vehicles that can detect rusted areas on a silo and repaint them. The products have received interest from major petrochemical companies like China Steel Corporation and Formosa Plastics Corporation.
Wednesday 15 March 2023
Taiwan makes further inroads into global space supply chain, now eyeing satellite components
The industrial event 'Satellite 2023' has begun in Washington DC, USA, attracting over 350 companies from the aerospace supply chain, among them household names like NASA, SpaceX, OneWeb and Intelsat. As a crucial link in the global electronics industry, Taiwan has also set its sight upon the space industry. Satellite 2023 is consequently seeing numerous Taiwan-based participants, such as Universal Microwave Technology, Intai Technology Group, Pyras Technology and Tron Future Tech.
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China vendors see smartphone shipments down on year in 4Q22 and 1Q23, says DIGITIMES Research
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Taiwan wafer foundry experiences first sequential revenue decline since start of COVID-19 in 4Q22, says DIGITIMES Research