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  • Haier entering tablet OEM business

    IT + CE | Mar 2, 22:57

  • Samsung, LG and Sony to purchase 42% of global TV panel supply in 2015, says IHS

    Displays | Mar 2, 21:28

  • TV vendors shifting strategy to prevent panel pricing from increasing

    Displays | Mar 2, 21:26

  • Lextar Electronics to expand LED epitaxial wafer capacity

    LED | Mar 2, 21:04

  • SMIC starts mass production for CMOS image sensors

    Bits + chips | Mar 2, 21:00

  • MWC 2015: HTC, Samsung to showcase new mobile innovations

    Before Going to Press | Mar 2, 21:37

  • Digitimes Research: South Korea sees worldwide memory market share of 57.1% in 4Q14

    Before Going to Press | Mar 2, 21:17

  • MIIT sets 2015 targets for China broadband Internet-access development

    Before Going to Press | Mar 2, 21:15

  • WPG to acquire Genuine shares

    Before Going to Press | Mar 2, 21:14

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to grow 13% in 2015

    Before Going to Press | Mar 2, 21:14

  • Ichia Technologies sees decreased February revenues

    Before Going to Press | Mar 2, 21:09

  • China imports about 93 million tonnes of polysilicon in January

    Before Going to Press | Mar 2, 21:07

  • Solartech sees decreased February revenues

    Before Going to Press | Mar 2, 21:06

  • China market: Outdoor LED lighting valued at CNY14.7 billion in 2014

    Before Going to Press | Mar 2, 21:06

  • China LED chip production value in 2014 estimated at CNY12.0 billion, says GLII

    Before Going to Press | Mar 2, 21:02

  • Danen Technology February revenues down on month, up on year

    Before Going to Press | Mar 2, 21:01

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Commentary: 14nm FinFET process, Galaxy S6 crucial to Samsung semiconductor business

Feb 26, 14:00

The debut of Samsung Electronics's new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S6 at the upcoming MWC 2015 will mark the world's first smartphone powered by a 14nm 3D FinFET processor and could also serve as a turning point for the vendor's semiconductor business.

Lenovo will not further ramp in-house notebook production in fiscal 2016, say sources

Feb 16, 14:29

Lenovo will not ramp up notebook shipments from LCFC (Hefei) Electronics, a joint venture between Lenovo and Compal Electronics, in fiscal 2016 (April 2015-March 2016), due to higher than expected shipments reached in fiscal 2015, according to sources in Taiwan's notebook supply chain.

Wistron optimistic about business prospects for 2015

Feb 12, 14:33

Notebook ODM Wistron is optimistic about the business prospects for 2015 as a steady economic recovery in the US will help offset a growth slowdown in China, according to company chairman Simon Lin.

Wistron chairman Simon Lin

Pegatron sales buoyed by iPhone 6 shipments

Feb 12, 11:24

Pegatron Technology saw its January revenues grow 3.28% sequentially and 28.98% on year to NT$118.05 billion (US$3.75 billion) mainly thanks to orders for the iPhone 6.

Foxconn January revenues down sequentially, but iPhone 6 device shipments remain strong

Feb 11, 15:15

Foxconn Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$396.01 billion (US$12.49 billion) for January, dropping 23.29% on month but growing 25.9% on year. The January figures were the company's highest level for the month.

Notebook ODMs see declines in January revenues

Feb 10, 12:07

Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec saw their revenues drop by double-digit percentages on month in January, with their sales likely to continue to decline in February before rebounding in March, according to industry sources.

Foxlink see revenues decline in January

Stockwatch - Feb 9, 14:53

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.063 billion (US$287.71 million) for January 2015, representing a 4.54% drop on month and 6.54% drop on year.

Altek revenues down in January

Stockwatch - Feb 9, 14:46

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$962 million (US$30.54 million) for January 2015, representing a 14.29% drop on month and 14.12% drop on year.

Pegatron reports increased revenues for January

Stockwatch - Feb 9, 14:37

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$118.049 billion (US$3.75 billion) for January 2015, representing a 3.28% increase on month and 28.98% increase on year.

Robot supplier Hiwin reports sales gains for January

Newswatch - Feb 9, 11:01

Ballscrew and robot maker Hiwin Technologies saw its revenues grow 0.7% sequentially and 25% on year to NT$1.32 billion (US$41.69 million) in January driven by growing demand for automation equipment.

Foxconn to issue EUR200 million corporate bonds

Feb 6, 15:29

Foxconn (Far East) Limited, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics, plans to float EUR200 million (US$226 million) worth of Euro Medium Term Notes (EMTN) to raise new funds for its expansion projects, according to Foxconn.

ARM intros mobile chip designs for 2016

Feb 4, 19:23

ARM has announced mobile processor and GPU designs targeting the high-end market for smartphones and mobile devices. Devices with the technology suite are expected to enter the market in 2016, according to the semiconductor IP supplier.

IoT generates demand for terminal devices, networking, cloud computing, storage equipment, say Taiwan embedded makers

Feb 4, 15:34

The development of the Internet of Things (IoT) applications has generated demand for terminal devices, networking/communication equipment, cloud computing hardware/software and storage equipment, according to Taiwan-based embedded solution providers.

Inventec to set up production lines in India

Feb 4, 14:04

Inventec plans to set up production lines at a leased factory in Chennai, southern India, with production to begin at the end of the second or beginning of the third quarter of 2015, according to the company.

Thermal module maker Taisol looks to 10-15% revenue growth in 2015

Jan 30, 14:34

Connector and notebook thermal module supplier Taisol Electronics is expected to see its revenues grow 10-15% in 2014 from NT$2.63 billion (US$83.37 million) recorded a year earlier, according to industry sources.

Samsung starts smartphone production lines in Indonesia, says report

Jan 27, 15:07

Samsung Electronics' production lines for smartphones in Indonesia have reportedly started operating recently, according to a Korean-language Edaily report citing sources familiar with Samsung's operations.

Foxconn taking different approach on patent management

Jan 27, 12:10

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has recently changed its strategy for patent acquisition and instead of trying to push the number of patents, the Taiwan-based maker is now looking to enhance patents' value, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Delta Electronics unveils own-brand industrial robot

Jan 23, 15:21

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has unveiled an own-brand industrial robot, SCARA (selective compliance assembly robot arm), marking a step further in its R&D of industrial intelligent automation, according to company chairman Yancey Hai.

Delta Electronics chairman Yancey Hai

Toshiba reorganization to strengthen IoT-related business

Jan 23, 10:21

Toshiba has announced that the company will consolidate departments involved in information and communication technology (ICT) solutions into its in-house Cloud & Solutions Company on April 1. The move will allow the company to promote the business that exploits the Internet of Things (IoT).

Rising competition from China supply chain: Q&A with Compal president Ray Chen

Jan 21, 11:18

Compal Electronics was one of the pioneers that relocated its major production base to China from Taiwan in 1990 and has since then transformed itself into an IT conglomerate with annual revenues topping over NT$700 billion (US$22.17 billion).

Compal president Ray Chen

China robot development lacks direction, says report

Jan 20, 11:09

China's governments and industries have been making efforts to develop robots but there has been a lack of direction for the development in terms of application, according to China-based http://www.yicai.com/.

Inventec eyes India for next production base

Jan 15, 15:46

Inventec is considering establishing new production plants in India to help clients better supply products to non-China countries, said chairman Richard Lee, who pointed out that the company's president KC Huang is currently visiting India to evaluate the feasibility of such a move.

Commentary: Foxconn achieves success in one-stop service

Jan 15, 14:30

The Foxconn Group's one-stop service integrating design, manufacturing and sales has achieved initial success in the release of Nokia N1 in China recently, where the initial shipments of 20,000 units were sold out in four minutes and orders for the device have kept growing.

Inventec chairman confident of shipping 100 million products in 2015

Jan 14, 23:18

Inventec chairman Richard Lee, at Xiaomi's product launch conference in Taiwan, pointed out that the company is expected to see about 100 million ODM/OEM product shipments in 2015, up 42% from 70 million units in 2014.

Richard Lee, Inventec chairman

Automated inspection can be introduced to assembly processes, say Taiwan makers

Jan 13, 23:07

While it is practically difficult to fully automate assembly lines, especially for precision products, the practice of inspecting components in assembly processes can be automated, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Qisda reports increased performance in December 2014

Jan 12, 22:16

Design and manufacturing service (DMS) provider Qisda has reported a 10% increase in December 2014 revenues at NT$8.96 billion (US$281 million), which also represents a 17% on-year increase.

Foxconn December revenues hit record

Jan 12, 12:04

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$515.569 billion (US$16.24 billion) for December, hitting a record for the second consecutive month with growth of 0.15% sequentially and 5.02% on year.

USB peripheral device maker Good Way reports strong December sales

Jan 12, 11:01

Taiwan-based Good Way, an ODM for peripheral devices and USB docking stations, has reported revenues of NT$303 million (US$9.49 million) for December 2014, up 9.6% on month and 15% on year.

Compal reports revenues for December 2014

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 16:07

Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$82.92 billion (US$2.59 billion) for December 2014, representing a 0.58% increase on month and 28.22% increase on year.

Pegatron reports revenues for December 2014

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 16:06

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$114.3 billion (US$3.58 billion) for December 2014, representing a 3.25% drop on month and 30.48% increase on year.

Foxlink December sales rise on month

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 14:43

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.494 billion (US$296.69 million) for December 2014, representing a 3.55% increase on month and 21.96% drop on year.

Inventec notebook shipments down, Wistron up in December

Jan 9, 14:09

Inventec shipped 1.4 million notebooks in December, slipping on month by 200,000 units, while Wistron's notebook shipments for the month totaled two million units, up from November's 1.9 million.

Tablet supply chain seeing rising demand for enterprise models

Jan 8, 16:11

The tablet supply chain is seeing brand vendor clients starting to develop enterprise models as the consumer market is no longer seeing strong demand as it did in the past few years, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Wistron December revenues up

Stockwatch - Jan 8, 16:08

Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$60.404 billion (US$1.89 billion) for December 2014, representing a 7.18% increase on month and 25.21% increase on year.

Notebook supply chain building up inventories to minimize impact from labor shortage

Jan 8, 08:48

To avoid a labor shortage caused by the Lunar New Year holidays from impacting their shipments, notebook component suppliers have been building up their inventories recently with some suppliers already seeing their warehouses fully filled, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Compal to resume production at Vietnam factory, says president

Dec 29, 11:26

Notebook ODM Compal Electronics will resume production at its factory in Hanoi, northern Vietnam, as soon as the second half of 2015, according to company president Ray Chen.

Wistron to make investment in telematics device maker

Dec 29, 11:10

Notebook ODM Wistron has decided to step into the telematics segment by committing investment in Taiwan-based Join-link International Technology, which focuses on production of car entertainment multimedia devices, driving recorders and related in-car monitoring devices.

Compal plans to hike ODM prices by 5-15% to reflect wage hikes in China

Dec 26, 14:46

Taiwan-based notebook ODM Compal Electronics is negotiating an increase in ODM prices by 5-15% with clients, with the adjustment needed to reflect ongoing wage hikes in China and expected to take effect after the 2015 Lunar New Year holiday in late February, according to company president Ray Chen.

Ray Chen, Compal president

Compal not to sell JV stake to Lenovo till late 2017

Stockwatch - Dec 23, 14:34

Compal Electronics has disclosed that it will not sell its stake in a China joint-venture (JV) with Lenovo until after late 2017.

China government tightens tax incentives, subsidies to enterprises

Dec 23, 12:21

China's State Council has recently ordered its local governments to fully re-inspect their existing subsidy and tax-cut programs for enterprises and they will also need to receive the State Council's agreement before offering any new incentives to enterprises. Such a move has raised concern among the...

Computex 2015 out of booths

Dec 22, 21:58

Although Computex 2015 will not begin until June 2015, booths for the show have already sold out as many emerging players in the cloud computing and Internet of thing (IoT) industries are looking to promote their innovations and products via the show, according to the show host Taipei Computer Association...

Computex 2015 to be hosted from June 2-6

Pegatron to probe China plant over worker mistreatment claims

Stockwatch - Dec 22, 16:14

Commenting on a recent report that claimed Pegatron Technology mistreated its workers at a China plant that makes Apple's products, the Taiwan-based firm has pointed out that employee safety is its top priority and it has been working to ensure all of its working places are safe.

Compal expects good returns on JV deal with Lenovo, says report

Newswatch - Dec 22, 16:03

Commenting on Lenovo's wish to completely take over a notebook-production joint venture (JV) it establisehd with Compal Electronics in 2010, Ray Chen, president of the Taiwan-based ODM, said that when the partnership was struck four years ago, both sides did agree on Compal selling its stake in the...

Global storage market to reach US$38 billion in 2014, says Western Digital

Dec 18, 22:02

The global storage market, including HDD and enterprise SSD devices, is expected to grow from around US$36 billion in 2013 to US$38 billion in 2014 and further to US$42 billion in 2015 as demand from cloud computing and Internet of things (IoT) industries as well as demand for personal, mobile and...

Western Digital sees opportunities in enterprise storage

ITRI, Netherlands-based TNO to jointly set up 3D printing R&D platform

Dec 18, 11:55

Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and TNO (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research), the largest industrial technology research organization in the Netherlands, have jointly announced a partnership to establish an international 3D printing...

ITRI-developed laser metal 3D printing equipment

Foxconn needs to solicit more talent from outside for business development, say sources

Dec 17, 15:56

The Foxconn Group needs to hire more talent from outside to accomplish its goal of transforming its operations from manufacturing to a trading-centric approach, according to industry sources.

Inventec reports revenues for November 2014

Stockwatch - Dec 12, 12:16

Inventec has reported consolidated revenues of NT$39.19 billion (US$1.25 billion) for November 2014, representing a 6.44% increase on month but a 12.13% drop on year.

Foxconn Technology reports growth in November sales

Stockwatch - Dec 11, 15:41

Foxconn Technology Corporation (FTC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.268 billion (US$492.52 million) for November 2014, representing a 19.67% increase on month and 29.08% increase on year.

Delta November revenues rise

Stockwatch - Dec 11, 15:10

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.797 billion (US$541.84 million) for November 2014, representing a 1.83% increase on month and 3.6% increase on year.

Foxconn posts record revenues for November

Stockwatch - Dec 11, 15:04

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported record monthly consolidated revenues of NT$514.79 billion (US$16.5 billion) for November, growing 9.76% on month and 12.85% on year. Foxconn's combined consolidated revenues for the first 11 months of 2014 reached NT$3.69 trillion, up 6.75%...

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