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Shortage of CNC capacity to remain until 2015, say chassis makers

Sep 3, 14:59

Because a large portion of CNC machines are being used to carve out unibody metal-alloy chassis for iPhones, and Japan-, South Korea- and China-based smartphone vendors have adopted...

Microsoft reduces Surface chassis suppliers; may adopt similar strategy for other components

Sep 1, 14:29

Microsoft has recently reduced the number of chassis suppliers for its Surface tablets and is now outsourcing all the orders to Ju Teng. Microsoft stopped placing chassis orders with...

Sony Mobile to adopt metal-alloy chassis for smartphones to be launched in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Aug 29, 14:29

Sony Mobile Communications are developing smartphones to be launched in 2015 and will adopt metal-alloy chassis for high-end models, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Catcher expects 30% increase in chassis capacity

Aug 12, 15:46

Catcher Technology will continue to expand its chassis capacity in the second half of 2014 and by the end of the third quarter, the company's overall capacity will increase 30% compared...

Catcher Technology sees increased July revenues

Aug 6, 15:33

Notebook chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$4.64 billion (US$155 million) for July, up 0.3% on month and 36.79% on year.

Chassis makers doubtful about rumors Samsung to release metal chassis smartphone

Jul 24, 13:58

With Apple's next-generation iPhones expected to appear in the market soon, rumors that Samsung Electronics is planning to release a metal-chassis smartphone in September to defend...

NMT process gaining popularity in smartphone industry

Jul 21, 21:43

With Samsung Electronics starting to adopt the nano molding technology (NMT) for its smartphone chassis in 2014, while other Japan- and China-based vendors are also onboard, chassis...

Ichia sees profits increase sharply in 2Q14

Jul 17, 14:01

Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported pre-tax profits of NT$524 million (US$17.46 million) for the second quarter of 2014, up 98% sequentially and 180% on...

Apple orders for new iPhones to benefit Taiwan component maker revenues but not gross margins

Jul 16, 14:34

Taiwan-based component makers are reducing the thickness of components including panels, chassis and battery packs for upcoming iPhones, and are facing technological difficulties...

Casetek expects surging performance in 2H14

Jun 25, 14:53

Chassis maker Casetek Holdings expects its revenue performance in the second half of 2014 to be far better than in the first as clients will start releasing new products, according...

Apple rejects Catcher iPhone 6 chassis; places extra orders with Jabil and Foxconn, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 24, 15:26

Catcher Technology's 4.7-inch iPhone 6 chassis has reportedly been rejected by Apple due to defects in the connecting areas between the plastic and metal parts, forcing Apple to place...

Catcher enjoys growth in April revenues; expects 15% growth in 2Q14

May 5, 22:32

Taiwan-based chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$4.27 billion (US$141.84 million) for April, up 4.8% on month and 18.1% on year and the company...

HTC, Samsung to offer alternative chassis choices for flagship smartphones, say Taiwan makers

Apr 15, 15:26

HTC and Samsung Electronics both reportedly plan to expand the product families of their latest flagship smartphones, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Catcher Technology February revenues down sequentially

Mar 6, 13:33

Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.76 billion (US$91.2 million) for February, down 22.77% on month but up 34.56% on year, and...

Casetek to expand chassis capacity in China

Feb 26, 11:35

Taiwan-based metal-alloy chassis maker Casetek Holdings has revealed it will invest NT$2-3 billion (US$65.9-98.8 million) to expand production capacity at its factory in eastern China...

Samsung unlikely to adopt metal-alloy chassis for Galaxy S5

Dec 18, 13:56

Rumors have surfaced that Samsung Electronics will adopt a metal-alloy chassis for the Galaxy S5, its new flagship smartphone to be unveiled in late February 2014, with Catcher Technology,...

Catcher Technology expects growing chassis shipments in 4Q13

Nov 4, 10:18

Catcher Technology has obtained increased orders for notebook, smartphone and tablet chassis since early October and expects shipments to significantly increase in the fourth quarter...

AIC holds rosy 4Q13 outlook

Oct 31, 16:07

Server chassis OEM/ODM AIC is optimistic about its business operations in the fourth quarter of 2013 mainly due to expected orders for cloud computing data center server chassis,...

Catcher to retire old plant in Suzhou, China

Oct 22, 14:35

Catcher Technology is planning to shut off one of its three plants in Suzhou, China in November in line with the Suzhou Industrial Park's development policies, according to the com...

Catcher becomes largest chassis supplier of Dell enterprise notebooks

Oct 14, 21:39

Taiwan-based metal chassis maker Catcher Technology is said to have landed 80% of Dell's enterprise notebook chassis orders for 2014 as the US-based vendor has decided to adopt metal...

Catcher sees growth in September revenues

Oct 7, 14:46

Chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced revenues of NT$3.81 billion (US$129.74 million) for September, up 18.1% on month and 26.7% on year, with revenues for the third quarter...

Demand for CNC-processed aluminum unibody chassis to remain until 2014

Oct 7, 10:36

Based on talks about chassis orders for the second half of 2014, demand for aluminum unibody chassis processed using CNC tools will continue until then for use in mid-range and high-end...

Samsung to place more component orders with Taiwan suppliers

Oct 3, 14:09

Samsung Electronics is reportedly planning to increase its orders to Taiwan-based component suppliers, especially metal chassis orders, according to sources from the upstream supply...

Demand for business notebook metal-alloy chassis expected to rise

Oct 2, 14:45

Replacement demand from the business notebook segment is expected to take off due to Microsoft's plans to end Windows XP technical support, which will in turn boost demand for metal-alloy...

Chassis makers prefer thermoplastic curing process for carbon fiber products

Aug 23, 14:49

As carbon fiber-reinforced plastic chassis are expected to enjoy strong growth in 2014, chassis makers are placing most of their resources on developing the thermoplastic curing process...

Catcher expects rising 3Q13 performance due to new smartphone orders

Aug 5, 21:43

Taiwan-based chassis maker Catcher Technology expects its revenue performance to start picking up in the third quarter due to new smartphone orders from an old client, according to...

Chassis makers working on reducing notebook business contributions

Jul 15, 15:20

Seeing notebook demand gradually weakening, chassis makers have turned their focuses to non-notebook product lines, trying to minimize the impact. Catcher Technology has successfully...

ODM orders from notebook vendors likely to fluctuate in 2H13, say Taiwan makers

Jul 12, 11:44

The number of molds ordered by notebook vendors has increased since June but most are for use by a single machine, implying that vendors' order volumes may fluctuate widely in the...

Technological barriers for consumer electronics chassis become higher

Jun 14, 15:56

As consumer electronics chassis entail multiple materials and manufacturing processes, technological barriers are becoming higher and this is favorable for Taiwan-based makers trying...

Computex 2013: Sony unveils ultrabooks using carbon-fiber reinforced plastic chassis

Jun 6, 20:52

Sony has announced several new ultrabooks at Computex 2013 including the Vaio Pro series, featuring carbon-fiber reinforced plastic chassis and weighing only 870g for the 11-inch...

Sony Vaio Pro ultrabooks with carbon-fiber reinforced plastic chassis

Casetek sees fully-packed orders in 2H13

Jun 6, 15:17

Casetek, a chassis subsidiary of Pegatron Technology, is expected to enjoy strong orders in the second half of 2013. Company chairman TH Tung, at a recent investors conference, revealed...

HTC considering Liquidmetal for new smartphones

May 27, 21:49

High Tech Computer (HTC) is reportedly considering adopting Liquidmetal for its new smartphones in the second half of the year and is set to cooperate with Taiwan-based chassis maker...

Catcher to buy more CNC machines

May 6, 22:46

After announcing its purchasing plans for 1,000 CNC machine in March, Catcher Technology recently plans to buy another 600 CNC machine in the near future, with the combined number...

Metal chassis suppliers remain confident about future performance

Apr 25, 13:59

As Apple is reportedly planning to adopt plastic chassis for its next-generation iPhone to save costs, market watchers are concerned that the strategy may lead to a trend which would...

Casetek sees revenues drop, but gross margins rise in 1Q13

Apr 24, 22:02

Taiwan-based chassis maker Casetek, a subsidiary of Pegatron Technology, has announced consolidated revenues of NT$9.79 billion (US$328.97 million) for the first quarter, down 17.2%...

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  • Asustek+Zenbook+NX500+ultrabook

    Asustek Zenbook NX500 ultrabook

    Asustek has announced the Zenbook NX500, a new flagship of the Zenbook ultrabook range. The NX500 features a new all-aluminum chassis, Asustek's VisualMaster display technology and...

    Photo: Company, Jun 25.

  • Toshiba+MQ02ABF+slim+HDD

    Toshiba MQ02ABF slim HDD

    Toshiba has announced the launch of slim 7mm-height 2.5-inch, two-platter, 5,400 RPM SATA hard disk drives (HDD). The new MQ02ABF series, Toshiba's first two-platter 7mm-height HDD...

    Photo: Company, Oct 28.

  • Entry+computing+and+storage+server+chassis+%2D+RM236

    Entry computing and storage server chassis - RM236

    RM23608 features a tool-less installation and flexible fan configuration. It's equipped with eight 3.5" hot-swap drive bays for storage capacity in data centers and anti-vibration...

    Photo: Company, Jul 17.

  • Micro+ATX+Tower+Chassis+%2D+PC314

    Micro ATX Tower Chassis - PC314

    Features of PC314: - Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge platform ready - 0.8mm metal thickness and mechanical design enabling a strong rear window - Holeless front bezel design for...

    Photo: Company, Jul 17.

  • Compact+server+cassis+for+SOHO+and+SMB+Office+%2D+SR30169

    Compact server cassis for SOHO and SMB Office - SR30169

    SR30169 is Intel Sandy Bridge ready. Its built-in 6Gb/s 4-port SATA and SAS backplane provide up-to-date hard drive I/O performance, and its utilization on the 120mm PSU fan balance...

    Photo: Company, Jul 17.

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