Foxconn to distribute high year-end bonus to employees in Taiwan
Newswatch - Nov 30, 11:13
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) plans to distribute a total of 126 million shares to about 7,500 employees working in Taiwan as year-end bonuses. The shares will have a market value of NT$10.294 billion (US$324 million) based on the company's closing stock price of NT$81.30 during...
Commentary: Can HTC build a VR ecosystem in China?
Nov 25, 12:29
HTC has exerted efforts to help China build up its VR industry in order to establish an ecosystem that will enable it to maintain its leading market position in the VR segment, but it remains to be seen whether HTC's efforts will bear fruit.
Gigabyte partners with Blizzard to launch customizable PCs in South Korea
Nov 21, 22:53
Gigabyte Technology is cooperating with game developer Blizzard Entertainment to release customizable gaming PCs under both Blizzard's Overwatch and Gigabyte's Aorus dual-brands and the company is also looking to secure its leadership in South Korea's motherboard and graphics card market with the PC...
Booming notebook orders to last until 1Q17, say Taiwan makers
Nov 21, 11:09
Shipments of notebooks from Taiwan-based ODMs will remain strong in the first quarter of 2017 as some brand vendors have been pulling in more orders on short supply of some key components, including display panels, memory products and graphics cards, according to sources from supply chain makers.
Foxlink sees earnings rebound in 3Q16
Newswatch - Nov 15, 21:30
Cable and connector maker Foxlink has reported net profits of NT$238 million (US$7.47 million) for the third quarter of 2016, a sharp increase from the NT$11 million of a quarter earlier but down sharply from NT$1.03 billion of a year earlier. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.45.
Foxconn Technology reports increased earnings for 3Q16
Newswatch - Nov 15, 21:28
Metal chassis and case maker Foxconn Technology has reported net profits of NT$3.33 billion (US$104.53 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 29.68% sequentially. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.36 for the quarter.
HTC announces wireless upgrade kit for HTC Vive
Nov 15, 14:32
HTC has announced a tetherless virtual reality (VR) upgrade kit for the HTC Vive. The wireless kit, developed and produced by TPCAST, a HTC's Vive X Accelerator-invested company, enables users of high-end PC VR systems to have a fully untethered experience on current HTC Vive VR devices.
MSI reports strong earnings for 3Q16
Newswatch - Nov 14, 15:33
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported net profits of NT$1.615 billion (US$50.538 million) for the third quarter of 2016, increasing 74% on quarter and 41% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$1.91, compared to NT$1.10 a quarter earlier and NT$1.35 a year earlier.
Wistron reports decreased earnings for 3Q16
Nov 14, 10:04
Wistron has reported net profits of NT$512 million (US$16.08 million) for the third quarter of 2016, down 16.97% on quarter and 22% from a year earlier. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.21.
Quanta expects 4Q16 notebook shipments to drop 2-3%
Nov 11, 13:59
Quanta Computer shipped 10.9 million notebooks in the third quarter of 2016, increasing 2.83% on quarter, and expects shipments to decrease 2-3% in the fourth quarter sequentially and slip 0-5% on year in 2017, company vice chairman CC Leung said at a November 10 investors conference.
Foxconn Electronics October revenues highest in 2016
Nov 11, 11:53
Foxconn Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$471.933 billion (US$14.98 billion) for October, the highest monthly level so far in 2016 and growing 0.76% on month but slipping 6.17% on year, and NT$3.427 trillion for January-October, dipping 3.63% on year.
Compal sees sequential growth in 3Q16 revenues
Nov 10, 15:26
Compal Electronics announced third-quarter consolidated revenues of NT$197.89 billion (US$6.26 billion), up 14% sequentially, profits at NT$8.69 billion, up 14% sequentially, gross margins 4.4%, net profits NT$2.18 billion, up 26% sequentially, but down 25% on year, and EPS at NT$0.50.
ECS sees profits in 3Q16
Nov 10, 14:51
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced its third-quarter consolidated revenues of NT$8.27 billion (US$262.82 million), up 22.36% on quarter, but down 39.42% on year with net profits reaching NT$443 million, down 5.94%. EPS reached NT$0.80.
Panel shortages expected to hurt notebook demand in 1H17, says Compal president
Nov 10, 14:47
LCD TV panel shortages are prompting panel makers to shift their capacity and the issue has caused notebook panels to see tight supply, according to Compal Electronics president Ray Chen, while notebook panel demand will remain strong in the first half of 2017. Vendors are likely to raise their notebook...
Quanta reports revenue drops for October
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 10:43
Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$67.74 billion (US$2.14 billion) for October 2016, representing a 13.81% drop on month and 24.62% drop on year.
Foxlink revenues drop in October
Stockwatch - Nov 9, 15:37
Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.491 billion f(US$302.31 million) or October 2016, representing a 9.61% drop on month and 32.36% drop on year.
Hinge maker Syncmold reports strong profits for 3Q16
Nov 8, 21:22
Hinge/stand maker Syncmold Enterprise has reported net profits of NT$299 million (US$9.5 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 46.57% on quarter and 8.33% on year. EPS for the quarter reached at NT$2.
Amazon sees increasing tablet demand in 4Q16
Nov 8, 15:05
Amazon's inexpensive tablets continue to enjoy strong demand in the fourth quarter and should boost related supply chain players' performances. Taiwan-based small-to-medium-size panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and China-based OEM Huaqin are both expected to see strong orders from Amazon in...
Connector maker Sinbon reports flat performance for October
Nov 7, 11:45
Connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.047 billion (US$33.27 million) for October, down 5.01% on month but up 2.88% on year. For the first 10 months of 2016, revenues totaled NT$11.142 billion, increasing 7.24% from a year earlier.
Inventec to expand overseas production capacity
Nov 7, 11:05
ODM Inventec will expand production capacity for servers in Mexico and the Czech Republic and for PCs and smart terminal devices in India in 2017 and is evaluating the feasibility of setting up a factory in Indonesia, according to company chairman Richard Lee.
Lenovo president asks Taiwan component makers to lower prices
Nov 4, 15:46
Gianfranco Lanci, president and COO of Lenovo recently came to Taiwan to ask PC component makers, especially high-cost ones such as display panels and memory products, to lower prices. However, Taiwan-based makers are mostly reluctant to reduce quotes mainly because prices have dropped to low levels...
Primax reports strong earnings for 3Q16
Newswatch - Nov 1, 11:21
Primax Electronics has reported that its net profits rallied 31% on quarter and 18% on year to NT$633.26 million (US$20.024 million) in the third quarter of 2016, buoyed by increased shipments of acoustic products. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.28 for the July-September period.
Connector maker Sinbon 3Q16 earnings ebb down
Stockwatch - Nov 1, 11:09
Connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics has reported that its net profits declined 4.6% sequentially to NT$294.2 million (US$9.303 million) in the third quarter of 2016, affected by seasonality. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$1.31.
Delta sees net profits grow over 30% on quarter in 3Q16
Newswatch - Oct 28, 16:08
Delta Electronics, a supplier of power and thermal management solutions, has reported net profits of NT$5.666 billion (US$178.94 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 31.77% sequentially but down 3.9% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$2.18.
Microsoft introduces Surface Studio, Windows 10 Creators Update
Newswatch - Oct 28, 16:01
Microsoft has unveiled a series of new products, including Surface Studio, Surface Dial and a more powerful Surface Book and plans to launch the Windows 10 Creators Update in early 2017 to enable anyone to create, share and experience in 3D and mixed reality.
Headset maker Merry 3Q16 earnings higher than expected
Stockwatch - Oct 28, 14:18
Headset maker Merry Electronics saw its net profits increase 187% on quarter and 259% on year to NT$916 million (US$28.91 million) in the third quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$5.01 for the quarter, which was higher than expected.
Digitimes Research: Worldwide notebook shipments grow sequentially in 3Q16
Oct 20, 12:32
Worldwide notebook shipments (not including 2-in-1 devices) increased 8.6% sequentially in the third quarter thanks to growing demand from the enterprise sector, vendors preparing for the year-end holidays, and increasing Chromebook shipments. The third-quarter shipments were down 4.1% on year.
Notebook ODMs may see exchange losses in 3Q16, says paper
Newswatch - Oct 18, 14:41
Appreciation of the New Taiwan dollar and depreciation of the Chinese yuan are expected to create exchange losses for Taiwan ODMs in the third quarter, especially Inventec since the ODM is the manufacturer of Xiaomi's smartphones and notebooks, and transactions were both done in Chinese yuan, according...
Microsoft retrieving component purchasing rights to maintain server quality
Oct 17, 15:12
Microsoft has recently become more involved in choosing specific hardware component suppliers for its datacenter servers. Microsoft used to let its ODM partners choose the component suppliers, but is now picking them directly to ensure quality, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.