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Foxconn Brazil plant resumes production

Sep 19, 13:54

Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) plant in Brazil has resumed operations after the company enlisted a local arbitration court to resolve an employee strike.

Foxconn considering lawsuit over leukemia report

Sep 16, 15:41

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is considering taking legal action against UK-based Daily Mail for its recent report claiming Foxconn employees working in Shenzhen plants have developed leukemia. Foxconn has demand the Daily Mail present evidence of its claim within...

ARTC unveils driverless vehicle

Sep 16, 15:07

Taiwan's Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC) has recently unveiled a driverless vehicle that it has spent two years developing.

Foxconn promises assistance for ill workers in response to leukemia report

Sep 16, 11:35

Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) plants in Shenzhen, China reportedly have seen many of their workers develop leukemia because of long-term operations in the presence of electronic cleaners.

Foxconn reports slight sequential revenue gains for August

Sep 11, 16:11

Foxconn Electronics has reported revenues of NT$275.08 billion (US$9.18 billion) for August, up 5.71% sequentially but down 1.91% on year. For the first eight months of 2014, revenues totaled NT$2.29 trillion, edging up 0.5% from a year earlier.

IDF 2014: Intel unveils new developer tools, future technologies spanning tablets, analytics, wearable devices and PCs

Sep 10, 15:24

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich kicked off Intel's annual technical conference with a set of computing initiatives and projects showing how the company is going to enable new market segments where everything is smart and connected. Krzanich and other executives announced new hardware and software developer...

Foxlink reports sequential increase in August revenues

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:44

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.445 billion (US$214.83 million) for August 2014, representing a 3.92% increase on month and 17.52% drop on year.

Foxconn looking to expand investments in Shanxi, China in 2014

Sep 4, 15:45

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is looking to invest over CNY5 billion (US$813.82 million) in Shanxi province, China in 2014. Foxconn currently has two production hubs in the province and has already invested almost CNY20 billion there, according to company chairman Terry Guo.

Terry Guo, Foxconn chairman

Supply chains ramp up production for 9.7-inch iPad

Sep 2, 21:45

Supply chains are ramping up production for components used in Apple's soon-to-be-released 9.7-inch iPad.

Gaining an advantage in emerging markets: Q&A with India-based handset player Micromax

Aug 27, 12:30

Sales of handsets in the India market reached 61.07 million units in the first quarter of 2014, with smartphones accounting for 17.59 million units or 28.8%. Notably, smartphone sales showed a 186% on-year growth in the first quarter compared to a 31% growth recorded in China, indicating rising growth...

Micromax co-founder Rajesh Agarwal

Voices from India: How can Taiwan best tap the booming India handset market

Aug 27, 12:27

There will be an estimated 250 million handsets sold in the India market in 2014, 35% of which will be smartphones, an increase from the 23% in 2013. However, with a population of 1.2 billion and an underdeveloped infrastructure in India has resulted in a complicated system for marketing handsets and...

Digitimes Research: Japan sees growing investment in R&D for care-giving robots

Aug 26, 12:28

Due to subsidies offered by Japan central and local governments, there has been increasing investment in R&D for care-giving robots. For example, 21 companies have engaged in the development of robotic care-giving devices particularly for use by Alzheimer disease patents, with Paro (personal robot)...

Foxconn sets up rental electric car joint venture in China

Aug 22, 14:36

Foxconn Electronics has established a joint venture with Beijing Electric Vehicle (BEV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC), to offer electric vehicles for rent on an hourly basis. The joint venture is capitalized at CNY100 million (US$16.2 million) and will begin pilot operations...

Perfect Optronics cooperation with Potevio reportedly to pave way for Foxconn marketing in China

Aug 22, 11:49

China-based Perfect Optronics, a sales agent for panels, LCD driver ICs and polarizers produced by Foxconn Group members, Innolux, Himax Technologies and Chi Mei Materials Technology in the China market, will enter strategic cooperation with telecom equipment trading company Potevio, which will reportedly...

China market: 2-tier motherboard vendors hiking prices

Aug 22, 10:26

Second-tier motherboard makers have been forced to hike their prices in the China market as the ongoing probe into possible tax evasions by the China government has pushed up operation costs for suppliers, according to industry sources.

Taiwan science parks 1H14 revenues up 0.14% on year, says MOST

Aug 21, 11:57

The government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1.065 trillion (US$35.48 billion) in first-half 2014, growing 0.14% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

Foxconn taking aggressive moves to enter IoT industry

Aug 20, 22:11

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is interested about the Internet of Things (IoT) industry and has been investing in related businesses as well as looking at its existing businesses to make connections with the IoT industry, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Digitimes Research: Japan household appliance makers rolling out HEMS compatible products

Aug 18, 15:44

While major Japan-based household appliance suppliers, including Toshiba, Sharp, Panasonic and Mitsubishi Denki, have already made the controls and operations of their smart household appliance systems through smartphones as standards, sales of smart household appliances compatible with home energy...

Inventec posts 2Q14 net EPS of NT$0.41

Aug 18, 15:19

Inventec has released its financial report for the second quarter of 2014, recording consolidated revenues of NT$104.9 (US$3.5 billion), gross margin of 5.3%, net operating profit of NT$1.68 billion, net profit of NT$1.48 billion and net EPS of NT$0.41.

Foxconn 2Q14 profit grows, but revenues drop

Aug 15, 11:00

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported its second-quarter results: consolidated revenues reached NT$879.09 billion (US$29.3 billion), down 0.49% sequentially; gross margin was 7.05%, up 1.01pp from the first quarter; net profit totaled NT$20.19 billion, up 3.2% sequentially;...

Compal turns profitable in 2Q14; Wistron sees better gross margins

Aug 14, 15:46

Compal Electronics saw its second-quarter revenues rise 18% sequentially and 21% on year to reach NT$201.87 billion (US$6.73 billion) with gross margins reaching 3.9%, net profits NT$2.48 billion and EPS NT$0.55.

Pegatron lands half of 4.7-inch next-generation iPhone orders, say sources

Aug 14, 10:49

Apple's upstream suppliers have begun shipping components for next-generation iPhones recently and Pegatron Technology is estimated to have landed half of the orders for the 4.7-inch model, indicating that Pegatron may supply 25 million of the estimated 50 million 4.7-inch next-generation iPhones shipped...

Pegatron sees growth in July revenues; announces profits for 2Q14

Aug 12, 14:33

Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$67.3 billion (US$2.24 billion) for July, down 6.69% on month and 1.67% on year, while the company also unveiled net profits of NT$2.48 billion for the second quarter and EPS of NT$0.65.

Quanta sees revenue growth despite notebook shipment decline in July

Aug 12, 12:45

Quanta Computer has announced revenues of NT$77.93 billion (US$2.6 billion) for July, up 8.53% on month and 8.63% on year with combined revenues for the first seven months of 2014 reaching NT$508.27 billion, up 10.48% on year. Quanta shipped 4.2 million notebooks in July, down from 4.3 million units...

IPC & Embedded Expo 2014 held in southern China

Aug 8, 11:56

The IPC & Embedded Expo 2014, an exhibition to promote Internet of Things (IoT) and smart industrial systems, is taking place in Shenzhen, southern China, during August 6-8.

Digitimes Research: South Korea ambitious in boosting 3D printing

Aug 7, 10:49

The South Korea government has been actively promoting development of the 3D printing industry, aiming to hike South Korea's 3D printing patents as a percentage of those around the world to 20% and to develop five global leading companies for a global market share of 15% by 2020, according to Digitimes...

Quanta manufactures 60% of Acer tablets in 1H14

Aug 4, 22:15

The majority of Acer's tablet orders returned back into the hand of Quanta Computer, which landed 60% of Acer's orders in the first half of the year, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Quanta declined to comment about its orders, but said it will continue to focus on profits instead...

Foxconn comments on reports of plans to invest in Anhui, China

Stockwatch - Jul 29, 15:57

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has commented on reports that will invest in new plants in Anhui, China and is already in negotiations with the local government about related processes, saying that the company's investments need to be evaluated and must be reported to the board for...

Digitimes Research: Japan promoting service robots

Jul 25, 10:37

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has been boosting the development of service robots, with a target production value of JPY2.65 trillion (US$26.1 billion) and target production of 9.4 million robots specifically for use in health and medical care in 2025, according to Digitimes Resear...

Apple to become largest client for TSMC, say sources

Jul 23, 22:50

Apple is expected to become the largest client for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as the Taiwan-based foundry house has begun to ramp up production of A8 processors and is likely to continue to fabricate the vendor's A9 CPUs in 2015, according to industry sources.

Delta Electronics to attend Techno-Frontier 2014 in Japan

Jul 21, 11:40

Power electronics and energy solution provider Delta Electronics will showcase internally-developed products at Techno-Frontier 2014 in Tokyo during July 23-25.

Flextronics plans to release orders for wearable device components to Taiwan

Jul 18, 14:20

Singapore-based EMS provider Flextronics International plans to release orders for wearable device components to Taiwan-based makers due to their technological advantages in precision processing compared to China-based makers, according to supply chain sources.

Foxconn recruiting 100,000 workers for China factory, says report

Jul 18, 13:51

Taiwan-based EMS provider Foxconn Electronics is recruiting 100,000 production line workers aged 23-40 for its factory in Zhengzhou City of Henan Province, northern China, mainly for production of Apple's new iPhone, according to a media report from China.

Motherboard players see profits decline in 2Q14

Jul 17, 12:07

Most Taiwan-based motherboard players saw their second-quarter 2014 profits drift downwards due to price-cutting competition led by Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology, according to sources from motherboard players.

TCA inks ICT cooperation in Myanmar

Jul 16, 15:09

The Taipei Computer Association (TCA), in a bid to promote ICT cooperation between Taiwan- and Myanmar-based enterprises, on July 15 set up an office and signed a cooperation MoU with the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and second-stage APEC Digital Opportunity Center...

Foxconn June revenues increase

Jul 11, 18:20

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$316.99 billion (US$10.56 billion) for June, growing 18.3% on month and 4.06% on year. Its consolidated revenues of NT$879.401 billion for the second quarter inched down 0.41% on quarter and NT$1.76 trillion...

Pegatron sees increased June revenues

Jul 11, 18:14

Pegatron on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$72.12 billion (US$2.40 billion) for June, growing 9.46% on month and 1.52% on year, NT$210.49 billion for the second quarter, slipping 3.4% sequentially, and NT$428.38 billion for January-June, dipping 0.33% on year.

Notebook ODMs expect 5-10% growth in 3Q14 shipments

Jul 11, 11:56

Notebook ODMs expect their shipments to enjoy a sequential growth of 5-10% in the third quarter and have a chance to advance further in the fourth, helping their shipment ratio for the first and second halves of 2014 reach 45:55.

Notebook ODMs expect 5-10% growth in 3Q14 shipments

Compal sees over 10% growth on month in June revenues; Inventec suffers small decline

Jul 9, 22:24

Compal Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$76.71 billion (US$2.56 billion) for June, up 12.8% on month and 34.57% on year thanks to the contribution from Compal Communications. Meanwhile, Inventec's June consolidated revenues dropped 0.56% on month and reached NT$34.55 billion.

Compal and Wistron to evenly share Dell consumer notebook orders for 2015

Jul 9, 22:13

Dell has reportedly already finished the request for quotation (RFQ) process for its consumer notebook orders for 2015 with Compal Electronics and Wistron each landing half of the volume, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Pegatron to see over NT$1 trillion in 2014 revenues, say analysts

Jul 9, 12:19

Pegatron is expected to see 2014 consolidated revenues and net profit exceed NT$1 trillion (US$33.3 billion) and NT$10 billion respectively, mainly due to shipments of new-generation iPhones and iPads beginning in the third quarter, according to market analysts.

Should Apple watchers be taking note of a UK IPO?

Jul 7, 23:08

On July 3, England-based Intelligent Energy offered up 16.2 million shares, or 8.76% of the company's capital, to raise approximately US$92 million and put the overall value of the company at more than US$1 billion, making it one of the UK's biggest green energy debut's ever. The IPO is interesting...

Acer CEO visiting ODM/distribution partners to tighten relationships, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 1, 14:38

Acer CEO Jason Chen visited Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics in June, looking to discuss the latest product trends and secure partnerships, and will form partnerships with channel distributors Synnex and Weblink to push its sales, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report.

Siemens kicks off tour in Taiwan to showcase new technologies

Jun 30, 21:56

The Taiwan branch of Germany engineering firm Siemens AG has announced that it will kick off a two-year tour around Taiwan to showcase Siemens' latest manufacturing technologies through a company designed demo truck, which has been dubbed the "Future of Manufacturing." The truck is expected...

Siemens Taiwan to display new technologies throughout Taiwan

Delta Electronics enjoys booming orders from EMEA markets

Jun 30, 15:14

Power management solution provider Delta Electronics has seen booming orders for industrial automation solutions and power supplies used in telecom infrastructure from markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and therefore has had its factory in Slovakia increase production by two shifts...

Foxconn files lawsuit in US against Japan IT vendors for LCD patent violations

Jun 26, 15:57

MiiCs & Partner, an affiliate of the Foxconn Group has filed a lawsuit in the US against Toshiba, Funai and Mitsubishi for violating its patents over TFT LCD products.

Foxconn sees profit growth in 2013; expects better performance in 2014

Jun 26, 14:16

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.95 trillion (US$131.82 billion) for 2013, a new historic high, with EPS growing to NT$8.16, up from the NT$8.03 of 2012. Company chairman Terry Guo expects the company's profits to grow on year in 2014.

Teco plans to set up electric vehicle factory in Philippines

Jun 24, 12:04

Taiwan-based machinery and household appliancea maker Teco Electric & Machinery plans to turn a factory in Subic Bay, the Philippines, into a plant for making electric vehicles to tap the Southeast Asia market.

Pegatron sees strong profit growth in 2013

Jun 18, 20:59

Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$949.75 billion (US$31.63 billion) for 2013, up 7.77% on year, with gross margins reaching 4.8%, net profits NT$9.6 billion, up NT$3.2 billion from 2012, and EPS of NT$4.16. The company will distribute a dividend of NT$2.80 in cash.

Intel prepared for emerging industries, says company president Renee James

Jun 13, 12:03

Intel president Renee James, during a recent interview, told Digitimes that the company and its partners in Taiwan are committed to developing smart devices with integrated designs that will be able to connect with other devices, cloud computing services and people's life.

Renee James, Intel president
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