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...
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...
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%...
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.
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.
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...
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.
Pegatron may not achieve NT$1 trillion revenue goal until 2015
Nov 17, 22:00
Because of a weak first half in 2014, Pegatron Technology is unlikely to be able to achieve its NT$1 trillion (US$32.61 billion) revenue goal for 2014 despite the fact that the company's revenues in the fourth quarter are expected to rise dramatically thanks to Apple orders for the iPhone 6, according...
Wistron Kunshan to acquire equipment from Wistron InfoComm Technology
Stockwatch - Nov 17, 21:52
Wistron has announced that its subsidiary Wistron Kunshan, located in Kunshan, China will acquire equipment sets from its affiliate Wistron InfoComm Technology - also located in Kunshan - for an amount of CNY72.04 million (US$11.75 million), according to a company post on the Taiwan Stock Exchange...
Foxconn posts 3Q14 net EPS of NT$2.30
Stockwatch - Nov 14, 14:05
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on November 13 released its financial report for the third quarter of 2014, recording consolidated revenues of NT$950.49 billion (US$31.37 billion), gross margin of 7.1%, net operating profit of NT$31.37 billion, net profit of NT$34.62 billion and net...
Quanta sees EPS of NT$1.23 in 3Q14
Nov 13, 13:53
Quanta Computer has announced third-quarter results with operating profits reaching NT$11 billion (US$359.31 million), up 3.97% sequentially and EPS at NT$1.23; however, the company's operating gross margin dropped to only 4.5%, down from 4.93% in the second quarter, because of an increase in the company's...
Qisda posts over NT$1 billion in 3Q14 profit
Nov 13, 10:45
DMS (design and manufacturing service) provider Qisda has released its third-quarter 2014 financial report, recording net profit of NT$1.095 billion (US$36.5 million)and net EPS of NT$0.53 for the third quarter.
FTC reports revenues for October 2014
Stockwatch - Nov 12, 12:27
Foxconn Technology (FTC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.758 billion (US$425.27 million) for October 2014, representing a 46.25% increase on month and 30.07% increase on year.
Foxconn sees over 10% sequential revenue growth in October
Nov 11, 16:16
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$469 billion (US$15.35 billion) for October, up 12.89% on month and 22.58% on year, mainly thanks to its strong consumer electronics shipments, while its PC and communication products also achieved steady on-month...
Notebook ODMs announces shipment performance for October
Nov 10, 22:21
Notebook ODMs Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have unveiled their shipment performance for October with Quanta having shipped 3.9 million notebooks in the month, down from 4.8 million units in September.
Pegatron October revenues rise
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 16:10
Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$120.028 billion (US$4 billion) for October 2014, representing a 13.25% increase on month and 35.79% increase on year.
Altek revenues drop in October
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:11
Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.006 billion (US$33.53 million) for October 2014, representing a 10.23% drop on month and 28.44% drop on year.
Foxlink reports revenues growth for October
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:03
Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.225 billion (US$340.83 million) for October 2014, representing a 24.81% increase on month and 3.61% increase on year.
Inventec October sales flat on month
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:00
Inventec has reported consolidated revenues of NT$36.822 billion (US$1.23 billion) for October 2014, representing a 0.14% increase on month and 18.14% drop on year.
Digitimes Research: Thread to compete with ZigBee ZHA initially
Nov 6, 14:15
Thread, a new networking protocol for household appliances initiated by Google's Nest Labs, looks to compete with the ZHA (ZigBee Home Automation) standard, but there is a possibility for the two technologies to integrate together as they share some basic standards, according to Digitimes Research.
Intel Capital invests US$62 million in 16 innovative companies
Nov 5, 15:19
Intel Capital, Intel Corporation's global investment organization, has announced at the Intel Capital Global Summit investments in 16 technology companies. Totaling approximately US$62 million, the investments cover a broad spectrum of innovative technologies.
Apple rumored to raise payments to accelerate iPhone 6 Plus production
Oct 23, 15:46
Seeing higher-than-expected iPhone 6 Plus demand, Apple is rumored to be considering raising its payments to Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) by 20-25% to encourage the Taiwan-based EMS provider to accelerate mass production efficiency for the device, according to sources from the upstream...
Supply chain estimated to deliver 50 million units of iPhone 6 in 2014
Oct 23, 15:06
Strong demand for Apple's iPhone 6 has boosted Pegatron Technology's orders for 2014 and the maker is expected to ship close to 25 million units before the end of 2014, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will also deliver about 25 million...
Foxconn offers maximum reward of CNY10 million for anti-corruption informers
Oct 15, 15:32
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is offering rewards up to CNY10 million (US$1.63 million) for informing against corrupt employees who have taken bribes or kickbacks while handling Foxconn's procurement, according to industry sources, adding that the rewards will be given if offenders...
Compal reports revenues growth for September
Stockwatch - Oct 9, 16:40
Compal has reported consolidated revenues of NT$84.85 billion (US$2.83 billion) for September 2014, representing a 17.21% increase on month and 37% increase on year.