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  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan sees increased 4Q14 digital camera shipments

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  • TSEC to showcase P-type PERC monocrystalline solar cell at Japan Expo

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  • 30% of Huawei smartphones in 2015 to be high-end products

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  • Taiwan IC design houses January sales to rise

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  • Facebook opens Taiwan office

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  • Macronix expects return to profitability in 3Q15

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  • AUO aims to hold a 30% share in curved Ultra HD TV panel shipments in 2015

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  • Taiwan government increasing cooperation with local universities to develop medical equipment

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  • AUO expects 6-8% on-year increase in LCD panel surface in 2015

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  • AUO to increase production capacity at Taiwan 8.5G facilities

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  • Digitimes Research: WPC far surpasses PMA in wireless power charging certification

    Before Going to Press | 5h 19min ago

  • China market: Meizu to launch inexpensive TD-LTE smartphone

    Before Going to Press | 5h 21min ago

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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%...

Quanta sees slight on-month decline in revenues, but growth in notebook shipments in November

Dec 10, 21:38

Quanta Computer saw its November consolidated revenues drop 1.4% on month and 17.8% on year to reach NT$80.83 billion (US$2.59 billion), but combined consolidated revenues from January-November 2014 grew 6.58% on year to reach NT$837.5 billion.

Foxlink sees revenues decline in November

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 16:16

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.169 billion (US$295.77 million) for November 2014, representing a 10.33% drop on month and 26.41% drop on year.

Notebook supply chain mulling shift back to production plants in China coastal areas

Dec 9, 13:59

Notebook supply chain players have recently started considering a return to their original production hubs in coastal cities of Southeastern China such as Kunshan since the Chongqing and Chengdu governments' tax-free subsidies have mostly expired and the Kunshan government's tax-cut terms have now...

Qisda November revenues down sequentially

Dec 9, 11:41

Design and manufacturing service (DMS) provider Qisda posted DMS revenues of NT$8.141 billion (US$265 million) for November, decreasing by 8.9% on month but increasing by 10.5% on year.

Wistron sees on-year revenue growth in November

Dec 8, 21:28

Wistron has announced consolidated revenues of NT$56.36 billion (US$1.81 billion) for November, down 2.45% on month, but up 14.27% on year and combined consolidated revenues of NT$531.59 billion for the first 11 months of 2014, down 7.7% on year.

Wistron to establish R&D center in southern Taiwan

Dec 8, 16:08

Wistron has signed contracts with the local government of Kaohsiung to establish an R&D center in the southern Taiwanese city's Yanchengpu MRT Station building. The R&D center will start operation in January 2015 and hire a stafff of 200.

ECS revenues up on month in November

Stockwatch - Dec 8, 16:04

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.93 billion (US$158.06 million) for November 2014, representing a 57.52% increase on month and 15.43% drop on year.

Advantech, Microsoft to jointly set up IoT platform

Dec 5, 16:09

Advantech will team up with Microsoft to set up an IoT WISE-Cloud (Wireless IoT Sensing Embedded-Cloud) platform to develop related solutions and products for a wide range of IoT and Big Data applications, according to company president Chaney Ho.

Commentary: Signing of FTA between China and Korea offers a choice for Taiwan

Dec 5, 14:10

The signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) between China and Korea is expected to result in a structural change in trade patterns between the two counties. The FTA and its consequences thus offer a rare moment for Taiwan to review its trade and industrial development policies.

Wage rates in eastern China rise in November

Nov 28, 12:36

The local government in Jiangsu Province, eastern China, increased wage rates on November 1, much later than other cities, to avoid imposing a heavy burden on electronics factories during the third quarter of 2014 when there was a serious shortage of labor. The minimum monthly wage increased CNY150...

Wistron to see good profits in 2015 thanks to iPhone 5c, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 27, 12:34

Wistron is expected to achieve shipments at levels similar to those of 2014 for its notebook, desktop and LCD TV businesses in 2015, but the ODM's handheld device business is expected to continue benefiting from Apple's iPhone 5c orders and an improved yield, the company is looking at a possible EPS...

Foxconn to continue investment in central Taiwan, says chairman

Nov 26, 15:55

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), viewing that local governments and enterprises in central Taiwan plan to integrate resources to develop precision machinery, precision optics, electric vehicles, robots, industrial automation and the Internet of Things, will continue to invest in the...

Terry Guo, Foxconn chairman

Connector maker BizLink looks to double-digit revenue growth in 2015

Nov 26, 10:42

Connector maker BizLink Holding expects its sales to grow by a double-digit rate in 2015, buoyed by increasing shipments to the automobile and medicare sectors, according to company vice present Tsai Yao-chen.

BizLink vice president Tsai Yao-chen

Foxconn to build airborne logistic hub in Zhengzhou

Nov 21, 15:37

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will sign agreements with Administration Commission of Zhengzhou Airport Economic Comprehensive Experimental Area in China by the end of 2014 to establish an airborne logistic hub 2km east of the airport.

Notebook supply chain starts preparing 1Q15 orders to minimize impact of labor shortages

Nov 20, 14:14

With the notebook supply chain's labor shortages in the first quarter of 2015 expected to be a lot more serious than in previous years, some notebook brand vendors such as Dell have asked suppliers to start processing their orders in December, a month earlier than usual, according to sources from the...

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