Intel, Rockchip jointly promoting SoFIA 3G-R SoCs in China
May 22, 15:16
Intel and China-based Rockchip Electronics have recently stepped up their joint efforts to promote the quad-core SoFIA 3G-R (C3230RK) SoC solutions to the white-box tablet sector in China, aiming to squeeze more market share out from rival suppliers including MediaTek, Allwinner Technology, and Spreadtrum...
Xintec profits soar in 1Q15
Stockwatch - May 21, 21:23
Taiwan's Xintec, an affiliate of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) specializing in packaging services for CMOS image sensors as well as MEMS and fingerprint sensors, saw its profits soar almost 300% from a year earlier in the first quarter of 2015.
Foxconn and Pegatron to see weak 2Q15, but strong 2H15
May 20, 14:49
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Pegatron Technology both had strong financial performances in the first quarter, but results are expected to turn weak in the second quarter and then return growth in the second half with new devices.
PCB maker Compeq sees improved profits in 1Q15
Newswatch - May 18, 10:57
PCB maker Compeq Manufacturing has reported net profits of NT$453 million (US$14.89 million) for the first quarter of 2015, increasing 35.6% from a year earlier.
Quanta clarifies Apple Watch yield rate rumor
May 15, 15:46
Commenting on rumors that the Apple Watch has a poor yield rate, and that Apple is considering outsourcing related orders to other manufacturers and has even asked employees of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to assist Quanta Computer to assemble the device, Quanta vice chairman CC...
Wistron sees net profits in 1Q15 double from year ago
May 15, 15:40
Wistron's board of directors has passed the company's first-quarter financial report with consolidated revenues of NT$15.07 billion (US$495.65 million), operating profits of NT$817 million, net profits of NT$723 million and EPS of NT$0.30 and the company will distribute dividends of NT$1.50 with NT$1.20...
Fire at Inventec warehouse not affecting operations
Stockwatch - May 13, 21:37
Inventec's headquarters warehouse in Taipei, Taiwan was struck by a fire on May 12, but no damage occurred to personnel or property. The fire will not affect the company's operations, according to an Inventec posting on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Wistron ships 1.4 million notebooks in April
May 12, 22:08
Wistron has announced it shipped 1.4 million notebooks, 900,000 smart handheld devices, 600,000 LCD monitors, 1.1 million desktops, 500,000 LCD TVs and 160,000 servers in April 2015.
Quanta Computer reports revenues for April 2015
Stockwatch - May 11, 21:55
Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$67.52 billion (US$2.2 billion) for April 2015, representing a 15.65% drop on month and 6.98% drop on year.
Acer showcases range of new products in New York
Apr 24, 15:40
Acer has unveiled more than 40 new products, including smart bracelets, smartphones, tablets, PCs, projectors and cloud application products at a product presentation held in New York recently.
Brogent Technologies looks to gross margin of 55%
Stockwatch - Apr 24, 14:00
Brogent Technologies, a provider of motion-based simulation systems and mobile multimedia software solutions, aims to increase gross margins from 51.45% in 2014 to 52% in 2015 and further to 55% eventually, the company announced at an April 23 investors conference.
Acer March revenues down over 19% on year
Stockwatch - Apr 13, 10:53
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.744 billion (US$792 million) for March 2015, representing a 19.86% increase on month, but decreasing 19.64% on year.
Compal reports increased March 2015 performance
Stockwatch - Apr 9, 22:05
Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$74.956 billion (US$2.4 billion) for March 2015, representing a 37.26% increase on month and 10.91% increase on year.
Wistron, Inventec see revenues grow on month in March
Apr 9, 11:57
Wistron has announced consolidated revenues of NT$56.4 billion (US$1.81 billion) for March, up 25.61% on month and 10.22% on year, while fellow maker Inventec saw its revenues in the month grow 31.89% on month, but drop 17.03% on year to reach NT$33.8 billion.
Automated equipment component makers brace for strong sales in 2015
Apr 9, 10:52
Taiwan-based automated equipment component suppliers, including TBI Motion Technology, Chieftek Precision and Hiwin Technologies, are expected to keep their sales momentum in 2015 thanks to rising demand for automated equipment, according to industry sources.
Lite-On Technology sees revenues stay flat on year in March
Apr 8, 21:50
Lite-On Technology has reported revenues of NT$18.19 billion (US$585.73 million) for March, up 26% sequentially and unchanged from a year earlier. Revenues for the first quarter of 2015 totaled NT$51.55 billion, or at the same level of a year ago.
Global trends in electric vehicles
Apr 8, 11:55
Electric vehicles have been developing rapidly from the original hybrids, to parallel/serial and plug-in hybrids through the optimization of power drive designs. Since then, the industry has been able to develop all-electric models as the electronic and drive control technologies matured. All-electric...
Taiwan ICT industry looks to find new niches in automotive electronics market
Apr 8, 11:39
AutoTronics Taipei is underway and will run from April 8-11 2015 at the TWTC Hall 1 and Nangang Exhibition Hall, offering a professional platform for vendors to showcase an array of diversified products that will appeal to both Taiwan and international buyers, while also providing Taiwan makers of...
IDF Shenzhen 2015: Intel to show R&D progress and partnerships in China
Apr 7, 13:49
Intel will host its spring Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Shenzhen, China from April 8-9 with keynotes from company CEO Brian Krzanich, announcements on the company's latest R&D progress, lineup and partnerships in China and covering fields including PCs, handsets, tablets, servers and Internet...
Quanta sees growth of 5.2% in 2014 revenues
Mar 31, 15:54
Quanta Computer has reported 2014 revenues of NT$926.32 billion (US$29.6 billion), up 5.2% from a year ago and EPS of NT$4.90, up from NT$4.84 in 2013. However, in the fourth quarter, despite a growth in gross margins from 4.5% in the third quarter to 4.57%, the company's operating profit margins were...
Foxconn nets NT$8.85 per share for 2014
Mar 31, 14:29
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on March 30 published its 2014 financial report, with consolidated revenues for 2014 hitting NT$4.213 trillion (US$133 billion), up 6.6% on year, gross margin reaching 6.93%, up 0.49pp, net operating profit totaling NT$143.191 billion, up 30.99%, net...
Commentary: Automated production lines a priority for ODMs
Mar 27, 14:26
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has signed contracts with Korea-based SK C&C to establish a joint venture and apply SK C&C's IT services to Foxconn's automated production lines in China. The partnership showed that automated production lines have gradually become important...
Apple rumored entry-level iPhone 6C to be made by Wistron
Mar 26, 15:05
Apple is reportedly planning to unveil a new range of iPhones in the second half, and among the new smartphones, the 4-inch entry-level iPhone 6C is expected to be manufactured by Wistron, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. However, the ODM declined to comment on clients or orders.
Apple to release 3 iPhone models in 2H15
Mar 25, 21:51
Apple will release three different iPhones in the second half of 2015, the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and a 4-inch device currently being referred to as iPhone 6C, according to industry sources.
Pegatron reports net profits of NT$14.66 billion for 2014
Mar 24, 12:34
Pegatron Technology has announced net profits of NT$14.66 billion (US$463.48 million) for 2014 or EPS of NT$6.24 thanks to strong orders from Apple. Pegatron CEO Jason Cheng pointed out that the company had high utilization rate in both the third and the fourth quarters of 2014, but the percentage...
Foxconn February revenues down nearly 30% sequentially
Mar 11, 16:07
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$280.02 billion (US$8.89 billion) for February, slipping 29.28% on month but growing 7.44% on year, and NT$676.03 billion for January-February, rising 17.53% on year.
Pegatron February revenues up on year
Mar 11, 15:30
Pegatron Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$69.28 billion (US$2.2 billion) for February, decreasing 41.31% on month but increasing 18.51% on year, and NT$187.33 billion for January-February, rising 24.9% on year.