Aurora unveils first own-brand 3D printer
Dec 4, 11:33
Aurora, a Taiwan-based distributor of office automation machines and office furniture, has unveiled F1, its first own-brand 3D printer, for launch initially in the Taiwan market at a retail price under NT$100,000 (US$3,373) in January-February 2014, according to the company.
Nike to launch new smartwatch in 1H14
Dec 2, 16:11
Following the release of the Nike+Sportwatch and Fuelband SE smartwatch in 2013, Nike plans to launch a new smartwatch in the first half of 2014, according to sources in Taiwan's supply chain.
Asustek setting shipment goals for 2014
Dec 2, 12:49
Asustek Computer is expected to set annual shipment goals for its major product lines for 2014 on the first day of its three-day global sales meeting (GSM) starting December 2, according to industry sources.
Foxconn subsidiary Eson lists on TSE
Nov 26, 14:53
IT product design and manufacturing player Eson Precision Engineering, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), began listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on November 25. Company chairman Tai Jeng-wu expects the firm to achieve strong performance in the fourth quarter...
Acer supply chain concerned about 2015 orders
Nov 22, 14:37
Acer's upstream suppliers and ODMs are concerned about their orders for 2015 as company CEO Jim Wong, who was in charge of distributing orders, has stepped down, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Pegatron pushing into non-IT industry
Nov 20, 21:37
Pegatron Technology has been aggressively pushing into non-IT industries and has cooperated with Taiwan-based bookstore Eslite through its sub-brand Pegacasa to launch a series of small home appliance and consumer electronic products with elegant designs.
Clevo sees profit growth from notebook and China shopping mall businesses
Nov 18, 22:31
Taiwan-based second-tier notebook maker Clevo saw its consolidated revenues grow 6% sequentially to NT$4.4 billion (US$149.49 million) in the third quarter with its net profits dropping 32% on quarter, but growing 24% on year. In the fourth quarter, the company expects its profits to increase with...
Wistron to see shipments decline, but profits grow for notebooks in 2014
Nov 14, 11:07
Wistron saw its gross margins return above 5% in the third quarter and expects the percentage to continue increasing in 2014 despite a decline in notebook shipments, which are estimated to drop from 23-24 million units in 2013 to 20 million in 2014, according to the company.
Inventec 3Q13 revenues hit record
Nov 13, 14:16
Taiwan-based ODM Inventec generated consolidated revenues of NT$122.469 billion (US$4.11 billion) for the third quarter of 2013, the highest quarterly level on record, the company said at a November 12 investors conference.
Samsung places fewer notebook component orders than expected
Nov 11, 11:05
Samsung Electronics' component orders from June to October 2013 were reportedly only 40% of the Korea-based vendor's original forecast, while Apple's iMac shipments during the same period were also estimated to be 50% less than those in 2012, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Foxconn sees increased October revenues
Nov 11, 10:25
EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) posted consolidated revenues of NT$382.621 billion (US$12.97 billion) for October 2013, growing 13.25% on month and 13.15% on year, and NT$3.007 trillion for January-October, dipping on year by 3.18%, according to the company.
Delta Electronics October revenues up
Nov 8, 10:25
Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.187 billion (US$549 million) for October 2013 increasing 1.36% on month and 13.38% on year and NT$144.601 billion for January-October growing 0.61% on year.
Qisda nets NT$0.17 per share for 3Q13
Nov 7, 11:23
Qisda has reported DMS (design and manufacturing service) revenues of NT$21.335 billion (US$716 million), net operating profit of NT$312 million, net profit of NT$536 million and net EPS of NT$0.17 for the third quarter of 2013.
Notebook ODMs demanding upstream supply chain shares cloud costs
Nov 4, 12:51
To increase profits, some notebook ODMs have recently started demanding their upstream component partners share the costs of their jointly developed cloud computing projects. Most suppliers have chosen to pay due to the pressure of losing orders from ODMs, according to sources from the upstream supply...
Foxconn to form joint venture with China games developer
Oct 31, 14:22
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced a joint venture with China-based games developer Netdragon Websoft and investment firm Vision Knight Capital (China) Fund through its subsidiary Foxteq Holding. Foconn will invest a total of US$33 million.
Foxconn opens new R&D center in China
Oct 28, 14:33
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has hosted an opening ceremony for its R&D and testing center in Nanning, China. The new R&D center will feature several labs for experiments such as reliability, failure analysis and electromagnetic compatibility testing, as well as a cloud...
Brand vendors to be more aggressive with supplies from China in 2014
Oct 28, 10:52
IT product vendors are expected to become more active over seeking partnerships with China-based component suppliers in 2014, hoping to reduce their costs. Some PC peripheral vendors are already aiming to have 30% of their component supplies contributed by China-based makers in 2014, according to sources...
Wistron plans to enhance AOpen business model
Oct 23, 21:49
Wistron is planning to transform its digital signage subsidiary AOpen from a simple hardware supplier to an software/hardware integrator and service provider, pushing a diversified business model, according to company chairman Simon Lin.
Average lifecycle of new IT products drops to only 3 months
Oct 21, 14:34
The average lifecycle of new consumer electronics products such as tablets, smartphones and notebooks, has shrunk significantly to only about three months currently, down from six months originally, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Foxconn pushing subsidiaries to be listed
Oct 15, 12:15
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is planning to have at least seven of its subsidiaries listed on either Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market or the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) before the end of 2015 to expand its overall scale in the IT market, according to some market watch...
Foxconn sees increased September revenues
Oct 11, 10:43
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) generated consolidated revenues of NT$337.862 billion (US$11.3 billion) for September, the highest monthly level so far in 2013 and increasing 20.48% on month and 14.26% on year, according to the company.
Lite-On Technology September revenues hit 24-month high
Oct 9, 12:00
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.361 billion (US$681 million) for September, hitting the highest monthly level since October 2011 and increasing 7.34% sequentially and 5.04% on year.
October notebook shipments to be impacted by labor shortage
Oct 7, 22:26
China is currently suffering from a labor shortage and the issue has caused many notebook-related players to only be able to deliver 85% of their orders for September. With the approach of the year-end holidays, the labor shortage is expected to create an even more serious gap in October, according...
TCL commences operations of new handset plant in Huizhou
Oct 3, 21:37
TCL has commenced official operations of the first phase production facilities of its new handset plant in Huizhou, China with an annual production capacity of 65 million handsets. The Huizhou plant's total production capacity will reach 120 million units a year when its second phase construction is...
Worldwide shipments of 3D printers to grow 49% in 2013, says Gartner
Oct 3, 14:52
Worldwide shipments of 3D printers priced less than US$100,000 will grow 49% in 2013 to reach a total of 56,507 units, according to Gartner. Rapid quality and performance innovations across all 3D printer technologies will drive enterprise and consumer demand. Gartner said that shipments will increase...
Toshiba to distribute notebook orders for 2014 more evenly among ODMs
Oct 2, 22:11
Toshiba reportedly will finish the request for quotation (RFQ) process for its 2014 notebook orders soon with Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics each landing about 30% of orders, Pegatron 20-25% and Inventec 15-20%, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
ChipMOS to enjoy mid-to-high single digit sales growth in 3Q13
Oct 1, 22:08
IC backend services company ChipMOS Technologies is expected to see its revenues grow by a mid-to-high single digit rate in the third quarter of 2013 buoyed by strong demand from the LCD driver IC and logic IC segments, according to industry sources.
More handset ODMs likely to become targets for acquisition
Oct 1, 15:12
Taiwan-based handset ODMs including Arima Communications, Wistron NeWeb and FIH Mobile are likely to be the targets for acquisition after Compal Electronics announced its plans to acquire and integrate with its associated company Compal Communications, according to industry sources.
Foxconn to help Apple directly ship products to China, sources claim
Oct 1, 12:02
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is expected to provide services in the future to help Apple sell products in China and will ship Apple products directly from its plants in Zhengzhou, China to the domestic market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Tatung aims at 20% revenue proportion for smart energy-saving solutions
Sep 27, 10:45
Taiwan-based electric machinery maker and consumer electronics vendor Tatung has extended operations to energy-saving system integration and aims to increase revenues from smart energy-saving total solutions to 20% of its consolidated revenues in two years, company president Lin Kuo Wen-yen said at...
Foxconn employee brawls leave three dead, claims China report
Newswatch - Sep 24, 16:05
Brawls between employees at a Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) production base in Yantai, China reportedly have left three dead and over 20 seriously injured, according to a report from Chinese-language blog site molihua.org.
Employee fight outside Foxconn Yantai plants resolved, says the company
Sep 23, 22:41
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) had a large employee conflict outside its plants in Yantai, China on September 20, 21 with 11 employees being injured. Local police immediately established an incident-handling team and helped control the situation to resolve the issue.
Foxconn utilizes more factories for LeTV LCD TV production
Sep 16, 21:58
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has recently started using its plants in Yantai, China to produce LCD TVs for China-based content provider LeTV and with the addition, the LCD TVs' shipment waiting period has been reduced from three weeks to only one week, according to sources from...
Commentary: China taking center stage in IT world
Sep 16, 10:55
China-based smartphone and tablet makers' influence in the IT market has been growing rapidly and according to Digitimes Research's latest figures, among the 950 million smartphones shipped globally in the first half of 2013, about 330 million, or 34.3%, were supplied by China-based makers, rising...
Foxconn August revenues hit 5-month low
Sep 10, 21:36
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on September 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$280.428 billion (US$9.35 billion) for August, the lowest monthly level since April 2013 and decreasing 6.6% on month but increasing 2.55% on year.
Delta Electronics August revenues up on month, down on year
Sep 10, 15:17
Delta Electronics on September 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.411 billion (US$514 million) for August 2013, rising on month by 4.37% but dropping on year by 3.88%, and those of NT$112.452 billion for January-August, dipping on year by 1.77%.