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Delta becomes core member of CharIN

Sep 26, 16:48

Delta Electronics, a supplier of power and thermal management solutions, has announced it has become a core member of the Charging Interface Initiative e. V. (CharIN), an open coalition of world-class firms within the electric vehicle (EV) industry aiming to support and promote the Combined Charging...

Foxconn permitted to repair iPhone at subsidiary in Shanxi, China, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 26, 15:50

Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) subsidiary in Shanxi, China has been permitted by the local government to conduct maintenance services for Apple's iPhone products, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Digitimes Research: Shipments of VR video-enabled smartphones, bundled VR devices to soar in 4Q16

Sep 23, 12:29

The penetration rate of VR-enabled smartphones and tablets, as well as shipments of VR devices bundled with gaming consoles or PCs will continue to soar in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

Server shipments expected to pick up as Internet service providers place orders

Sep 22, 14:27

With Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon ready to pull in their new datacenter server orders for the second half, sources from the server-related upstream supply chain expect server shipments to enjoy growth in the last half of 2016 and competition between server players will also start heating...

China market: LeEco launches new smartphone

Sep 22, 11:14

China-based LCD TV and smartphone vendor LeEco has launched its new Le Pro 3 smartphone and with the device, the company is expected to ship over 15 million smartphones in 2016, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

LeEco Le Pro 3 smartphone

Digitimes Research: Collaborative robots to drive Industry 4.0 smart manufacturing

Sep 20, 14:16

Buoyed by increasing investments by makers and rising popularity in use, collaborative robots, which are designed to promote collaborative operations between human being and machines, are expected to become a major force to push forward Industry 4.0 smart manufacturing, according to Digitimes Resear...

Foxconn to raise US$1 billion through EMTN issues

Newswatch - Sep 19, 11:01

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision) plans to raise a total of US$1 billion through two tranches of corporate bond issues, according to a company statement filed with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Stamping component maker Min Aik sees revenues up on month in August

Newswatch - Sep 14, 11:27

Handset- and PC-use metal stamping component maker Min Aik Precision Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$210 million (US$6.618 million) for August, up 19% on month but down 22.59%.

Quanta, Compal see increased notebook shipments in August

Newswatch - Sep 13, 14:59

Notebook ODMs Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics saw increased notebook shipments in August with Quanta's volume rising 800,000 units on month to reach four million units and Compal increasing 600,000 units to reach three million, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...

Foxconn Technology Corporation reports revenues for August 2016

Stockwatch - Sep 12, 22:53

Foxconn Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.68 billion (US$241.86 million) for August 2016, representing a 11.89% increase on month and 2.95% drop on year.

Quanta revenues up slightly on month in August

Stockwatch - Sep 12, 11:10

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$72.929 billion (US$2.313 billion) for August, up 1.04% on month but down 19.79% on year.

Foxconn, Pegatron see increased August revenues

Sep 12, 11:07

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Pegatron have reported August consolidated revenues of NT$312.697 billion (US$9.86 billion) and NT$82.608 billion respectively, the former increasing 6.72% on month and 6.75% on year and the latter growing 0.22% and 9.02% respectively.

Compal revenues up in August

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 16:10

Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$64.599 billion (US$2.06 billion) for August 2016, representing a 13.45% increase on month and 0.58% increase on year.

Delta Electronics reports increased revenues for August

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 16:09

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.737 billion (US$596.78 million) for August 2016, representing a 0.11% increase on month and 3% increase on year.

Chicony revenues hit 9-month high in August

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 16:00

Chicony Electronics saw its revenues grow 13.4% on month and 4% on year to a nine-month high of NT$7.055 billion in August.

Foxlink sees revenues up on month in August

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:42

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.538 billion (US$271.94 million) for August 2016, representing a 17.71% increase on month but a 14.4% drop on year.

Qisda sees growing revenues in August

Sep 9, 15:08

Qisda has announced consolidated revenues of NT$10.7 billion (US$341.23 million) for August, up 4.03% on month and 1.4% on year, and NT$84.27 billion for the first eight months of 2016 combined, down 3.06% on year. Of the amount, NT$7.99 billion were contributed by Qisda's design and manufacturing...

Wistron, Inventec ship 1.8 million, 1.7 million notebooks in August

Sep 9, 11:13

ODMs Wistron and Inventec shipped 1.8 million notebooks and 1.7 million units respectively in August, increasing 20.0% and 21.4% on month, according to the companies.

Terry Guo denies applying for Singapore citizenship

Sep 6, 15:11

Commenting on reports that Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo has abandoned his Taiwan citizenship and applied to became a citizen of Singapore, Guo's personnel lawyer has refuted the claims saying the reports are completely false.

Merry Electronics sees revenues hit record high for third consecutive month in August

Stockwatch - Sep 6, 12:04

Handset-use audio component maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.682 billion (US$53.0 million) for August, hitting a monthly record for the third consecutive month and also representing growth of 13.3% on month and 61.36% on year.
Accumulated 2016 revenues through...

Foxconn giving bonuses to maintain workforce, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 5, 16:06

With Apple ready to announce its new iPhones, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has been aggressively pushing new employment projects recently to ensure a sufficient number of workers on its iPhone production lines, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) re...

Delta Electronics unveils 3 robot arms

Sep 2, 11:46

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics on September 1 unveiled two 6-axis vertical multi-joint robots as well as a new SCARA (selective compliance assembly robot arm) at the Taipei International Industrial Automation Exhibition taking place during August 31-September...

Linde establishes R&D center in Taiwan

Sep 1, 16:30

The Linde Group has opened a new electronics R&D center in Taichung, Taiwan on September 1, with the company investing approximately EUR five million (US$5.6 million) to help support local customers and development partners.

IFA 2016: Acer unveils VR devices and new notebooks

Sep 1, 12:33

Acer has unveiled a number of new products, including ultrathin notebooks, Chromebooks, VR devices, 2-in-1 models, tablets and smartphones, at a product presentation prior to the opening of IFA 2016.

Acer new gaming notebook the Predator 21X

China manufacturing IoT spending to hit US$128 billion by 2020 as industry shifts from production to services, says IDC

Sep 1, 12:10

Chinese manufacturing enterprises' spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to reach US$127.5 billion by 2020, with a compound average growth rate of 14.7% during 2016 to 2020, according to IDC. Software and services will lead the way for the fast growth of IoT spending in the manufacturing...

Connector maker Alltop posts EPS NT$2.55 for January-July period

Newswatch - Aug 31, 15:18

Connector maker Alltop Technology has reported net profits of NT$44 million (US$1.387 million) for July, expanding earnings for the first seven months of 2016 to NT$167 million, or NT$2.55 per share.

Tablet market to decline over 11% in 2016 before rebounding in 2018, says IDC

Newswatch - Aug 31, 14:52

Global tablet shipments are expected to decline 11.5% on year to 183.4 million units in 2016 before making a rebound in 2018-2020, according to IDC.

Acer invests in 2 startups to expand cloud-based service business

Aug 31, 14:21

Acer has made investments in two startups as it strives to continue expanding its cloud service business.

Taipei hosts industrial automation exhibition

Aug 31, 11:56

The Taipei International Industrial Automation 2016, an exhibition focusing on Industry 4.0-based smart manufacturing, began today at the Nankang Exhibitin Center, and will run till September 3.

BYD 1H16 net profit hikes over 384%

Aug 30, 11:38

China-based maker BYD generated consolidated revenues of CNY43.745 billion (US$6.70 billion), gross margin of 19.48% and net profit of CNY2.260 billion for first-half 2016, growing 43.74%, 4.45pp and 384.23% respectively on year, according to the company.

Vendors to shift away more orders from BYD

Aug 30, 11:07

Asustek Computer and Huawei are expected to shift more of their existing orders for notebooks and smartphones away from China-based BYD, which is having a difficult time fulfilling its promises in product quality and shipment schedule to the clients, according to sources from the upstream supply cha...

Taiwan supply chain makers to benefit from release of PS4 Neo, PS4 Slim, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 25, 15:20

Taiwan-based makers in Sony's PlayStation supply chain, particularly lens maker Kinko Optical and ODMs Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron, will benefit significantly from the planned debut of PS4 Neo and PS4 Slim scheduled on September 7 in New York.

Primax revenues to hit new high in August, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 23, 16:10

Primax Electronics is expected to see its revenues hit a new high in August, buoyed by a 10% capacity ramp of its compact camera modules (CCMs) and peak season demand for audio products, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Digitimes Research: Japan to focus on developing self-driving, medicare and smart-factory industries

Aug 23, 14:57

The Japan Revitalization Strategy 2016 calls for the development of key technologies related to the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), including IoT, robot and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and also aims to push Japan's GDP to reach JPY600 trillion (US$5.992 trillion) by 2021...

Lenovo shifts component orders back to Taiwan makers

Aug 23, 11:38

Lenovo reportedly has shifted back some of its component orders from China-based suppliers to Taiwan-based ones in the second half of 2016 in order to improve its profitability, since China makers are still less competitive in terms of product quality, delivery time and production capacity, according...

Commentary: Taiwan makers reluctant to yield to Apple requests to lower quotes

Aug 19, 14:13

Apple has met resistance from makers in Taiwan's supply chain to lower their quotes for parts and components for iPhone 7 devices, a move which aims to force Apple to discontinue its established policy of constantly squeezing profits from Taiwan suppliers.

E-book reader maker Netronix swings back to profitability in 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 18, 15:29

E-book reader maker Netronix has reported net profits of NT$89.41 million (US$2.84 million) for the second quarter of 2016, a significant improvement from a loss of NT$85.07 million posted in the previous quarter.

IDF San Francisco: Intel CEO introduces vision for merged reality

Aug 18, 10:21

The 2016 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) kicked off on August 16 in San Francisco with an opening keynote by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. Krzanich articulated the company's vision for the future of technology spanning virtual reality, autonomous driving, the industrial Internet, and the important role developers...

Digitimes Research: 2H16 white-box tablet shipments to be 30% higher than 1H16

Aug 17, 12:01

Shipments of white-box tablets are expected to reach 39 million units in the second half of 2016, a 30% increase compared to those shipped in the first half of the year, buoyed by an easing in component supplies and pricing, as well as an expected pick-up in demand from the US and Europe, according...

IPC maker Parpro reports improved earnings for 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 16, 14:02

Taiwan-based industrial PC maker Parpro has reported net profits of NT$37 million (US$1.18 million) for the second quarter of 2016, increasing 60% from a quarter earlier. Second-quarter EPS stood at NT$0.55.

Cleanroom equipment provider UIS earnings up in 1H16

Newswatch - Aug 16, 14:01

Cleanroom equipment provider United Integrated Services (UIS) saw its net profits increase 21.1% sequentially to NT$394 million (US$12.56 million) in the second quarter of 2016. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$1.65.

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to drop below 150 million units in 2016

Aug 15, 22:46

Worldwide notebook shipments are expected to drop 7.3% on year to below 150 million units in 2016 as Windows 10's new anniversary update is not attractive enough to prompt a lot users to purchase new PCs and Intel's Kaby Lake-based processors only had a small upgrade from the previous-generation models...

Foxconn Technology reports sequential revenue growth for July 2016

Stockwatch - Aug 15, 11:46

Foxconn Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.86 billion (US$218.59 million) for July 2016, representing a 13.02% increase on month and 5.31% decline on year.

Quanta expects 2H16 notebook shipments to grow 5-10% from 1H16

Aug 15, 10:31

ODM Quanta Computer expects notebook shipments in the second half of 2016 to increase 5-10% from the first half, the company said at an August 12 investors conference.

POS solution provider Posiflex to acquire KIS Acquisition

Newswatch - Aug 15, 10:14

Own-brand POS (point of sale) equipment maker Posiflex Technology has announced that it will fully acquire US-based KIS Acquisition for US$105 million. The deal is expected to complete at the end of August.

Battery maker Simplo looks to flat sales in 3Q16

Newswatch - Aug 12, 16:11

Battery maker Simplo Technology expects sales to reach NT$14.06-14.6 billion in the third quarter of 2016, slightly higher than the NT$13.59 billion posted in the previous quarter.

Foxconn 2Q16 net EPS hits 12-quarter low

Stockwatch - Aug 12, 15:16

Foxconn Electronics has released financial its report for the second quarter of 2016, with net EPS of NT$1.02 its lowest quarterly level since the third quarter of 2013.

Compal reports weak results for July

Aug 11, 10:47

Compal Electronics' July consolidated revenues dropped 18.5% on month and 5.3% on year to reach only NT$56.94 billion (US$1.84 billion), while consolidated revenues for January-July went down 11.1% on year to reach NT$406.5 billion.

Quanta revenues grow despite notebook shipment drop in July

Stockwatch - Aug 11, 10:43

Quanta Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$72.18 billion (US$2.33 billion) for June, up 3.9% on month, but down 13.7% on year, while consolidated revenues for the first seven months of 2016 were NT$477.22 billion, down 11.6% from the same period a year ago.

Foxconn July results lower than expected

Aug 11, 10:30

Foxconn Electronics has reported revenues of NT$293 billion (US$9.429 billion) for July, down 3.94% on month and 6.15% on year. The performance was lower than market expectations.

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