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Japan chip firms 1Q13 sales suffer double-digit declines

May 15, 12:33

IC Insights has ranked its worldwide top 20 semiconductor (ICs, and optoelectronics, sensors and discrete devices) sales leaders for the first quarter of 2013. Of the top-20 vendors,...

Taiwan makers concern about losing order from Japan DSC vendors

Jan 21, 22:39

As Japan has started to implement new policies to drop its exchange rate after the new government came aboard, Taiwan-based digital still camera (DSC) makers concern that the new...

Taiwan market: Lenovo releases second-generation ultrabooks

Jun 12, 01:20

Lenovo on June 11, announced its second-generation ultrabooks in Taiwan, featuring Intel's Ivy Bridge processors with 13-inch IdeaPad U310 is priced at NT$28,900 (US$966) and IdeaPad...

Toshiba and Panasonic reportedly may phase out from notebook fan market

May 3, 01:30

Japan-based Toshiba and Panasonic are reportedly starting to lose their interest in notebook fan production and may gradually phase out from the industry, while Japan-based Nidec...

Asustek announces revenues for 2011; conservative about 1Q12 performance

Jan 10, 01:15

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$30.5 billion (US$1.01 billion) for December of 2011, down 25% on month, while consolidated results reached NT$100 billion...

Asustek expects 4Q11 notebook shipments to be at 3.6 million units

Sep 20, 01:15

Taiwan-based notebook brand vendor Asustek Computer expects its notebook shipments in the fourth quarter to be at around 3.6 million units if the overall global economy does not fluctuate...

Compal reduces annual notebook shipments to 42 million units

Sep 1, 01:40

Compal Electronics has reduced its notebook shipment forecast for 2011 from 48 million units originally to 42 million units, while its shipment forecast for LCD TVs has also dropped...

Compal president Ray Chen

Quanta announces 2Q11 results; expects strong growth for cloud computing products

Sep 1, 01:25

Quanta Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$274.39 billion (US$9.47 billion) for the second quarter, up 9.1% on quarter, but down 7% on year, while gross margin also...

Panasonic outsources small volume of DSC production to Foxconn in 2H11

Jul 19, 01:35

Facing pressure from dropping prices and competition of smartphones and DSLR cameras, digital still camera (DSC) brand vendor Panasonic has outsourced a small volume of its DSC orders...

Commentary: Small chance for Taiwan currency to depreciate

Jul 1, 16:14

Taiwan currently has a foreign exchange reserve close to US$400 billion with US dollar as the majority currency. Therefore, if US dollar continues to depreciate, the value of the...

Battery maker AcBel to benefit from cloud computing opportunity

Jun 16, 01:45

Taiwan-based battery maker AcBel expects its revenues to see a double-digit percentage growth in 2011, benefiting from cloud computing driving demand for server power supplies, according...

NT dollar will continue to appreciate for a while, says TIER

May 27, 15:35

The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research recently published a monthly report indicating that hot money will continue to flow into Asia because most central banks will increase interest...

Commentary: Taiwan government facing dilemma over NT dollar appreciation

May 13, 15:15

Taiwan's currency has been at its strongest in 13 and half years. Due to the quantitative easing policy implemented by the Federal Reserves (the Feds), US dollar has been running...

Quanta sees revenues drop 20% on month in April

May 10, 01:05

Taiwan-based notebook maker Quanta Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$91.51 billion (US$3.2 billion) for April, down 20.1% on month and 5.67% on year with notebook...

Pegatron sees net losses in 1Q11

Apr 28, 01:20

Pegatron Technology has announced net losses of NT$559 million (US$19.38 million) for the first quarter of 2011 with EPS of negative NT$0.25 and gross margin of only 1.8%, all historical...

PSU maker AcBel saw revenues increase, but gross margin drop in 2010

Mar 24, 01:50

Taiwan-based power supply unit (PSU) maker AcBel Polytech has announced consolidated revenues of NT$22.08 billion (US$745.82 million) for 2010, up 24.19% on year; however, the company's...

Yageo expects 1Q11 sales up 1-5% on-quarter

Feb 17, 01:15

Passive component maker Yageo expects consolidated revenues to grow 1-5% sequentially in the first quarter of 2011, driven by brisk demand for smartphones, tablets, and LED-backlit...

Protective component makers announce positive 2010 results

Feb 15, 01:30

Taiwan-based protective component makers Thinking Electronic and Polytronics Technology have announced unaudited financial results for 2010. Hampered by exchange rate volatility in...

High copper price damaging profitability of notebook component makers

Feb 15, 01:15

Taiwan-based makers of notebook components such as connector, cable, power supply and cooling modules are seeing their profitability drop as the recent global copper price is hovering...

Rising exchange rates of Asia currencies benefits US PC vendors

Feb 10, 01:10

US-based PC vendors such as Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell and Apple are gaining advantages as exchange rates of Asia Pacific currencies to the US dollar are rising quickly, according...

Optical lens makers see hard times raising product prices

Jan 20, 02:05

Taiwan-based optical lens makers including Largan Precision, Genius Electronic Optical and Asia Optical are facing dropping gross margins because of Taiwan's rising exchange rate;...

Kinpo-Compal Group aiming to achieve 20% on-year revenue growth

Jan 13, 01:55

Kinpo-Compal Group chairman Rock Hsu, at the company's year-end banquet, pointed out that the group is aiming to achieve a growth over 20% on-year in 2011, rising from US$5.6 billion...

Compal successfully raises OEM quotes for 1Q11, says president

Jan 13, 01:35

Compal Electronics president Ray Chen, on January 12, revealed the company recently reached an agreement with its clients and has successfully raised OEM quotes for the first quarter...

IC distributor WPG 4Q10 revenues miss forecast

Jan 11, 11:34

IC distributor WPG Holdings' fourth-quarter revenues of NT$70.1 billion (US$2.4 billion) missed the company's forecast of NT$71-74 billion. The company pointed to a new focus on profit...

Fierce optical drive price competition to pose pressure on makers in 1Q11

Jan 11, 02:20

Taiwan-based optical drive makers are expected to continue to face pressure in the first quarter of 2011 despite market watchers giving an optimistic forecast that optical drive and...

Simplo expects production at new plants to start in August 2011

Dec 30, 01:45

Chairman of notebook battery maker Simplo Technology, Sung Fu-Hsin, at a forum in China, has said labor shortages in 2011 are expected to be very serious, but Simplo's new plant in...

Rising Taiwan exchange rate to pose significant risk for IT industry in 2011, says Wistron chairman

Dec 16, 01:50

Wistron chairman Simon Lin, at TecMall Forum in Taiwan, pointed out that the notebook manufacturing industry will continue to face rising labor and material costs in 2011, but these...

TSMC takes strengthening NT dollar into consideration for 2011 quotes

Dec 15, 01:45

With the NT dollar continuing to strengthen against the US dollar, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has taken currency fluctuations into consideration when negotiating...

IC packaging houses see little impact from strong NT dollar in 4Q10, less certain about 1Q11

Dec 15, 01:35

The NT dollar began to strengthen against the US dollar at the end of the third quarter of 2010, and on December 14, the US dollar-to-NT dollar exchange rate temporarily fell below...

Siward increases stake in optical light filter subsidiary

Dec 15, 01:00

Quartz component maker Siward Crystal Technology has raised its stake in China-based optical light filter company Apex Optech to 69%, according to Siward.

Taiwan battery makers see mixed November

Dec 7, 02:20

Taiwan-based battery module makers Simplo Technology, Dynapack International Technology and Celxpert Energy have posted mixed results for their November 2010 revenues.

Keyboard maker Darfon sees decline in November

Dec 7, 02:10

Taiwan-based notebook keyboard maker Darfon Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.17 billion (US$71.9 million) for November, down 6.59% on month and 16.93% on year...

Acer monitoring Euro exchange fluctuations

Dec 6, 16:50

Due to the recent declining exchange rate of the Euro against the US dollar, Acer, which focus mainly in Europe, is monitoring the fluctuation closely as its recent sales in Europe...

Component makers facing dilemma over inventory management

Nov 23, 02:10

Taiwan-based notebook makers are currently facing a dilemma over their inventory preparations as their downstream partners have started to place short-term orders to avoid the risk...

IC distributor WT Micro sees 7-12% drop in 4Q10 revenues

Nov 4, 01:25

IC distributor WT Microelectronics expects revenues for the fourth quarter of 2010 to be between NT$15 billion (US$492 million) and NT$16 billion, down 7-12% on quarter. Gross margin...

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