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  • HTC to unveil new HTC One family products in April in Beijing

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  • China market: Xiaomi unveils 5 new products

    IT + CE | 8h 14min ago

  • E Ink reports 2014 revenues

    Displays | 8h 17min ago

  • VIS signs OTP IP license agreement with Attopsemi

    Bits + chips | 8h 18min ago

  • Taiwan plastic chassis makers reducing capacities

    IT + CE | 9h 3min ago

  • LG Chem to invest US$100 million to expand China polarizer facilities, says report

    Displays | 9h 27min ago

  • Getac Technology expects 2015 ruggedized device shipments to grow at least 15%

    IT + CE | 9h 29min ago

  • Wistron invests in Arbor Technology

    Before Going to Press | 8h 27min ago

  • Neo Solar Power installs double-glass N-type BiFi PV modules in Japan

    Before Going to Press | 9h 42min ago

  • Foxconn scores points in automating production in eastern China

    Before Going to Press | 9h 46min ago

  • Foxconn to not engage in production, marketing of electric vehicles

    Before Going to Press | 9h 47min ago

  • Genesis Photonics develops automotive flip-chip high-power LED lighting solution

    Before Going to Press | 9h 48min ago

  • Novatek obtains TV chip orders from Japan- and Korea-based brand vendors

    Before Going to Press | 9h 51min ago

  • Micron raises NAND flash quotes

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  • ASE to deal out cash dividend of NT$2 for 2014

    Before Going to Press | 9h 52min ago

  • Philips to sell majority interest in combined LED components and automotive lighting business to GO Scale Capital

    Before Going to Press | 9h 53min ago

  • Samsung expected to delay a second round of investment for expanding flexible display

    Before Going to Press | 9h 53min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Lenovo to fall short of 10 million smartphone shipments in 1Q15

    Before Going to Press | 9h 54min ago

  • BYD posts revenues of CNY7.251 billion from new energy-based cars

    Before Going to Press | 10h 16min ago

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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...

Taiwan market: Gogoro to launch Smartscooter in summer 2015

Mar 31, 11:30

Taiwan-based Gogoro has unveiled Smartscooter, an electric scooter developed and produced in house, for launch in the Taiwan market in the summer 2015, according to company CEO Horace Luke.

Gogoro Smartscooter

Toshiba in talks to sell large stake of Egypt-based TV manufacturing facilities, says report

Mar 30, 23:09

Toshiba is reportedly in talks to sell off 40% of its 51% stake in TV manufacturing facilities in Egypt to local home electronics company El Araby in a deal that is expected to bring in Toshiba several hundred million Japanese Yen, according to a report from Japan-based SankeiBiz.

Kinpo Electronics expanding capacity at factory in Philippines, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 30, 11:29

Taiwa-based ODM Kinpo Electronics will investment US$30 million to expand production capacity at its subsidiary Kinpo Electronics (Philippines), according to Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times (CT).

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.

Foxconn considering setting up TV production lines in India to cope with demand from Sony

Mar 25, 12:26

Foxconn Electronics reportedly plans to set up production lines for LCD TVs in India in order to cope with demand from Sony, 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...

Xiaomi seeking to set up India production plant jointly with Foxconn, Inventec

Mar 16, 16:05

Xiaomi Technology is currently in talks with its Taiwan-based production partners Foxconn Electronics and Inventec for the possibility of jointly setting up a smartphone plant in India, according to Xiaomi's co-founder and president Lin Bin.

Xiaomi to strengthen cooperation with Taiwan handset supply chain

Mar 16, 14:55

Xiaomi Technology looks to further expand its cooperation with Taiwan-based makers in the handset supply chain as it continues to ramp up its shipment volume, according to company co-founder and president Lin Bin.

Xiaomi co-founder and president Lin Bin

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.

Quanta sees revenues drop in February

Stockwatch - Mar 11, 15:10

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$55.015 billion (US$1.74 billion) for February 2015, representing a 21.55% drop on month and 20.64% drop on year.

Digitimes Research: Apple notebook shipments to grow 30% sequentially in 2Q15 thanks to new MacBook products

Mar 11, 14:23

Apple is set to ship its new 12-inch MacBook on April 10 and has also upgraded the specifications of its MacBook Pro/Air notebooks. At the same time, Apple is reducing the inventory of previous-generation products that are expected to be cannalized by the new offerings. During this transition period,...

MSI reports revenues decline for February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:26

Micro-Star International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.686 billion (US$180.21 million) for February 2015, representing a 26.41% drop on month and 7.67% drop on year.

Gigabyte revenues drop in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:22

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.216 billion (US$101.93million) for February 2015, representing a 39.31% drop on month and 26.75% drop on year.

Delta Electronics sees February revenues decline

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:02

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$11.673 billion (US$369.96 million) for February 2015, representing a 30.46% drop on month and 9.79% drop on year.

Wistron reports revenues for February 2015

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 21:42

Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$44.901 billion (US$1.43 billion) for February 2015, representing a 8.97% drop on month and 26.09% increase on year.

Notebook ODMs see on-month revenue decline in February

Mar 9, 21:33

Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have announced their revenues for February, all dropping from a month ago. Wistron's February revenues had the least on-month decline among the three.

Foxlink sees revenues fall in February

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 15:11

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.271 billion (US$198.47 million) for February 2015, representing a 30.81% drop on month and 10.06% drop on year.

PC shipments in 1Q15 may fall over 20%, say upstream suppliers

Mar 6, 15:08

PC shipments so far in the first quarter of 2015 have been short of expectations because many vendors are still clearing inventories and demand in Europe and emerging markets including China and Southeast Asia is weak. Consequently, shipments in the quarter are likely to drop over 20% sequentially,...

Commentary: Galaxy S6 to bring significant impact on supply chains

Mar 4, 12:07

The launch of the Galaxy S6 may help Samsung Electronics revive its flagging smartphone business thanks to improvements in terms of product design and functionality. And yet, the new Galaxy smartphone may bring significant impact on the upstream supply chains.

Alibaba to set up venture capital fund in Taiwan

Mar 3, 14:21

China-based Alibaba Group has said it plans to set up a NT$10 billion (US$319 million) non-profit venture capital fund in Taiwan to finance local young entrepreneurs to build up a business on its e-commerce system.

Jack Ma, founder and CEO, Alibaba

Haier entering tablet OEM business

Mar 2, 22:57

China-based Haier is exhibiting several own-brand LTE-based tablets at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 and the company will also step into the tablet OEM business to start landing orders for LTE tablet manufacturing.

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
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