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Foxconn increases investment for robot development

Apr 20, 15:23

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has increased its investment in its robot-development subsidiary in Shenzhen, China by CNY10.39 billion (US$1.51 billion), according to the company.

IC distributor Audix reports strong earnings for 1Q17

Newswatch - Apr 20, 13:50

IC distributor and component maker Audix has reported net profits of NT$108 million (US$43.55 million) for the first quarter of 2017, increasing 35% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.01 for the quarter.

Gigabyte to deal out NT$2.60 dividend for 2016

Newswatch - Apr 18, 21:17

Gigabyte Technology plans to deal out dividends of NT$2.60 in cash for 2016 based on its earnings of NT$3.64 per share for the year, according to the company.

Foxconn subsidiary obtains 40% stake in FSK L&S

Apr 18, 12:43

Foxconn Electronics has announced that its indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary Jusda International has spent US$14.268 million acquiring a 40% stake in FSK L&S, a joint-venture providing smart logistics IT solutions established by Foxconn's subsidiary Jusda and South Korea-based SK C&C.

Gigabyte, ASRock to see increases in server revenues in 2017

Apr 17, 15:55

Because of weakening motherboard demand, Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI), ASRock and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), which together contribute 90% of the worldwide motherboard shipments, have seen dropping sales in the past few years. But Gigabyte and ASRock...

Chelic to establish R&D center in Taiwan

Apr 17, 12:32

Taiwan-based pneumatic automation component maker Chelic has established a pneumatic component R&D center in Taiwan to develop new innovative technologies, smart automation solutions and integrated electromechanical components. The R&D center is subsidized by the Taiwan government and will...

POS device maker Castles Technology reports decreased sales for 1Q17

Newswatch - Apr 14, 11:19

POS device maker Castles Technology has reported revenues of NT$235.33 million (US$7.76 million) for March, decreasing 49.46% from a year earlier. For the first quarter of 2017, revenues totaled NT$651.63 million, down 41.8% on year.

Wistron sees strong growth in March revenues and notebook shipments

Apr 12, 11:41

Wistron shipped 1.9 million notebooks in March, up 46.15% on month, summing up its first-quarter shipments to 4.5 million units, down 19.64% sequentially. Wistron's March revenues reached NT$64.3 billion (US$2.1 billion), up 30.12% on month and 20.99% on year.

Foxconn sees growth in March revenues

Apr 11, 19:06

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$341.69 billion for March 2017, up 17.99% on month and 0.6% on year and NT$976.6 billion for the first quarter, up slightly by 1.96% on year.

Foxconn Technology sees revenues drop on year in March

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 15:55

Foxconn Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.305 billion (US$205.78 million) for March 2017, representing a 44.4% increase on month and 2.63% drop on year.

Altek revenues up in March

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 15:41

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.038 billion (US$33.88 million) for March 2017, representing a 35.44% increase on month and 9.22% increase on year.

Compal expected to enjoy 50% growth in smart handheld device shipments in 2Q17

Apr 11, 15:11

Apple's new inexpensive 9.7-inch iPad is expected to increase the device manufacturer Compal Electronics' smart handheld device shipments by 50% sequentially in the second quarter, according to some market watchers.

Quanta sees rising revenues in March

Apr 11, 14:55

Quanta Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$73.81 billion (US$2.41 billion) for March 2017, down 0.45% on month and 1.37% on year while consolidated revenues for the first quarter were NT$227.92 billion, down 14.07% sequentially, but up 15.5% on year.

Foxlink March revenues drop 4.78% on year

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:47

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.235 billion (US$203.57 million) for March 2017, representing a 6.85% increase on month and 4.78% drop on year.

ECS to sell subsidiary for profit of over CNY$300 million

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:28

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced plans to sell its subsidiary Dragon Asia for CNY1.15-1.38 billion (US$166.5-199.8), and the transaction is expected to contribute profits of over CNY$300 million or a growth in EPS of NT$2.39.

Headset maker Merry reports increased revenues for March

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:01

Headset and speaker maker Merry Electronics has reported revenues of NT$1.863 billion (US$60.75 million) for March, increasing 51.83% on month and 114.21% on year.

Time lapse camera maker Brinno looks to strong sales in 2Q17

Apr 7, 16:06

Taiwan-based Brinno, a supplier of time lapse cameras, expects shipments of its ODM and OBM models to expand substantially in the second quarter of 2017.

Getac Technology to expand capacities in China, Vietnam

Apr 7, 14:23

Getac Technology will expand automotive component production capacity at factories in eastern China and Hanoi, northern Vietnam, with additional capacities to come into operation in 2018. The revenue proportion for automotive components is expected to rise from 10-15% at present to 20% in three years,...

Foxconn 4Q16 net profit hits record

Apr 5, 11:18

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported net profit of NT$68.766 billion (US$2.17 billion) for fourth-quarter 2016, the company's highest-ever quarterly level.

Foxlink sees earnings slide 52% in 2016

Newswatch - Apr 5, 10:53

Foxlink has reported net profits of NT$792 million (US$26.1 million) for 2016, decreasing 52% from a year earlier. EPS for the year stood at NT$1.55.

Taiwan ODMs post 2016 results

Mar 30, 21:58

Despite seeing an on-year drop of 11.2% to achieve consolidated revenues of NT$893.98 billion (US$29.59 billion) in 2016, Quanta Computer still managed to become profitable with profits reaching NT$46.59 billion, up 0.4%, on gross margins of 5.21%. The company's EPS for 2016 was NT$3.93.

ECS reports losses for 2016

Mar 30, 14:01

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$29.95 billion (US$991.16 million) for 2016, down by 38.11% on year because of bad debts from procurement orders from the Venezuela government. The company's net losses were NT$945 million, compared to profits of NT$1.15 billion...

Compal becomes a strategic partner of LeEco

Mar 29, 14:15

In a move to protect the interests of its shareholders, Compal Electronics has announced a plan to invest CNY700 million (US$101.65 million) to take a 2.15% stake in Leshi Zhixin Electronic Technology, a TV manufacturing subsidiary of China-based TV/vidoe network LeEco.

Compal president Ray Chen

HTC teams up with Qingdao Publishing to tap educational VR market in China

Mar 29, 14:00

HTC has signed a strategic alliance agreement with China-based Qingdao Publishing Group to jointly develop a VR education platform targeting China.

Compal expects to ship 40 million PCs in 2017

Mar 29, 11:29

Compal Electronics expects to ship 40 million notebooks and desktops in 2017, growing 10% on year, company president Ray Chen said at a March 28 investors conference.

HTC upbeat about Vive applications via Viveport in 2017

Mar 28, 15:38

Viveport, A VR platform established by HTC, has attracted registration by more than 20,000 independent VR (virtual reality) application developers, who have together launched about 2,200 applications supporting the HTC Vive, according to Alvin Wang Graylin, president of HTC China.

The signing of an MOU between HTC and Shenzhen City Government

Teco sets up power charging station for Tesla Model S

Mar 27, 14:14

Own-brand electric machinery and energy management device maker Teco Electric and Machinery has cooperated with Tesla to set up a power charging station consisting of six charging kiosks specifically for Tesla Model S in Taipei Expo Park, northern Taiwan, according to the company.

A power charging station establsihed by Teco for Tesla Model S in Taipei

Asustek plans to spin off AR development team, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 27, 14:10

Asustek Computer plans to spin off its AR/VR development team to become an independent startup, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

TEEMA forms automotive alliance

Mar 24, 10:42

The Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA) has invited semiconductor, information technology and communications (ITC) and automobile and automotive component makers to form Taiwan Vehicle-Team (V-Team) specifically for boosting development of automotive electronics manufacturing...

Pegatron reportedly lands control computer orders for Tesla Model 3

Mar 23, 14:23

Tesla is planning to increase orders to its upstream supply partners for its Model 3, and orders for the control computer reportedly have been landed by Pegatron Technology, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

PC vendors to hike prices in 3Q17

Mar 22, 16:10

PC vendors, in order to reflect continual hikes in component costs, including display panels, DRAM, SSDs, Li batteries, plan to raise retail prices when new models equipped with revised Kaby Lake processors are launched in the third quarter of 2017, according to sources from the upstream supply chai...

Notebook vendors to hike prices 5-15% in 2Q17 due to rises in component costs

Mar 22, 14:36

To cope with increasing demand from smartphone vendors, component makers have been shifting their capacity to manufacture smartphone-use products. This has impacted the makers' supply volumes for notebook components, causing quotes to rise. In response, most notebook vendors are planning to hike their...

POS vendor Posiflex reports strong EPS for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 22, 11:15

Own-brand POS equipment maker Posiflex Technology has reported net profits of NT$649 million (US$21.34 million) for 2016, increasing 5.37% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$9.34 (US$0.306) for the year, the company's highest in 11 years.

Global AR/VR headset market to grow at CAGR of 58% during 2016-2021, says IDC

Newswatch - Mar 21, 12:19

Global shipments of augmented and virtual reality headset devices are expected to reach 99.4 million units in 2021, increasing nearly 10-fold from the 10.1 million units shipped in 2016 and representing a CAGR of 58% across the five-year forecast period, according to IDC.

Wistron expects growth in 2017 revenue and profit

Mar 21, 12:10

ODM Wistron has finished its transformation of business operations and expects revenues and profitability for 2017 to grow significantly on year, according to company chairman Simon Lin at a March 20 investor conference.

Asustek sees largest global market share for gaming notebooks in January, say Taiwan makers

Mar 17, 12:17

Asustek Computer had the largest global market share of 25% for gaming notebooks in January 2017, followed by Lenovo with 16%, HP with 14%, and Micro-Star International and Acer each with 10%. An estimated 5.8 million gaming notebooks will ship globally in 2017, growing 16% on year, according to Taiwan-based...

Digitimes Research: Notebook players see rising shipments in February

Mar 16, 15:55

The worldwide top-5 notebook brand vendors saw their combined shipments in February grow 20% on month and 22% on year, while the top-3 ODMs' shipments also experienced 10% on-month and 30% on-year growths in the month as demand was better than expected. In addition, the Lunar New Year holidays in 2017...

IC demand from PC sector will not pick up until August

Mar 16, 15:15

Taiwan-based IC design houses have said that chip orders from notebook and other PC makers have been flat in March, and a major rebound of chip orders from the PC industry may not come until August.

Microsoft new Surface Book enters mass production

Mar 16, 14:09

Microsoft's new Surface Book reportedly entered mass production recently and shipments are expected to rise each month, according to sources from the related upstream supply chain. The sources believe Microsoft is likely to announce the new notebook at the end of March or April.

LAN transformer maker Bothhand reports NT$5.46 EPS for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 15, 22:25

Taiwan-based LAN transformer maker Bothhand Enterprise has reported net profits of NT$321 million (US$10.37 million) or NT$5.46 per share for 2016. Based on the earnings, the company plans to deal out a cash dividend of NT$5.20 for the year.

China market: Xiaomi invests in 77 firms to form smart hardware ecosystem

Mar 15, 14:12

Xiaomi Technology has committed equity investments in a total of 77 hardware companies to form an ecosystem for the production of smart household devices, according a China-based cnBeta.com report.

Pegatron holds pessimistic 1Q17 business outlook

Mar 14, 22:14

ODM Pegatron expects first-quarter 2017 shipments of notebooks to decrease 20-25% on quarter, motherboards and desktops to slip 15-20% and revenues from non-IT product lines for the quarter to drop 35-40%, according to the company.

Chicony reports EPS NT$5.24 for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 13, 14:05

Chicony Electronics has reported net profits of NT$3.531 billion (US$114.1 million) or NT$5.24 per share for 2016. Based on its earnings, the company plans to deal out dividends of NT$4.3 for 2016, including NT$4.25 in cash and NT$0.05 in shares.

Foxconn Technology reports decreased revenues for February

Stockwatch - Mar 13, 10:54

Metal casing and structure maker Foxconn Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.366 billion (US$140.64 million) for February, representing a 46.63% drop on month and 4.16% drop on year.

Foxconn Electronics February revenues down on month, up on year

Mar 13, 10:53

EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$289.580 billion (US$9.43 billion) for February, decreasing 16.14% on month but increasing 3.18% on year.

Quanta ships 2.8 million notebooks in February

Stockwatch - Mar 13, 10:39

ODM Quanta Computer shipped 2.8 million notebooks in February, increasing 3.7% on month and 21.7% on year, according to the company.

Pegatron revenues up 14.47% on year in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 16:16

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$75.231 billion (US$2.42 billion) for February 2017, representing a 15.61% drop on month and 14.47% increase on year.

Quanta revenues rise almost 20% on year in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 16:11

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$74.145 billion (US$.39 billion) for February 2017, representing a 7.28% drop on month and 19.38% increase on year.

Compal ships 2.9 million notebooks/PCs in February

Mar 10, 15:11

Compal Electronics has announced notebook/PC shipments of 2.9 million units for February, up 31% from 2.2 million units in January. Although Compal's shipments had over 30% on-month growth, Compal's revenues in February only grew 11.2% from January because the product ASP in February was lower than...

Connector maker Sinbon to hand out cash dividend of NT$3.5 for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 10, 14:10

Connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics plans to hand out dividends of NT$3.50 in cash for 2016 based on an EPS of NT$5.15 recorded in the year.

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