Huawei has preliminary ideas for 5G mobile, says vice chairman
Apr 24, 11:53
China-based ICT solution provider Huawei Technologies has preliminary ideas of 5G mobile communication standards although the technology has yet to be definied, company vice chairman and rotating CEO Xu Zhi-jun said at the company's 11th Annual Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen, southern China, on...
Upstream suppliers eye server orders from Lenovo
Apr 23, 21:14
Lenovo reportedly has picked up its pace over the acquisition of IBM's entry-level server business with some of IBM's senior executives expected to join Lenovo in May, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. With the acquisition almost completed, upstream suppliers are currently competing...
Tatung exhibiting smart energy solutions in Singapore
Apr 23, 13:54
Tatung is exhibiting smart-energy system solutions, including electric machines, high-efficiency motors and transformers, smart power meters and electric wires and cables, at the 17th Annual Power Electricity World Asia tradeshow taking place in Singapore during April 23-24, according to the company...
Commentary: Foxconn relies too heavily on Apple
Apr 18, 15:07
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is exposing itself to high risks by relying too much on a single client. Foxconn has revealed that its biggest client accounted for 50.63%, or NT$2 trillion of its revenues in 2013, up from 47.77%, or NT$1.86 trillion in 2012.
HDI board capacity utilization rates to rise in 2Q14
Apr 15, 22:08
The production capacity utilization rates of high-end HDI boards at Taiwan-based PCB makers are set to rise in the second quarter of 2014 due to strong demand from Samsung Electronics, HTC and China-based smartphone vendors, according to industry sources.
Intel to enhance water resistance in new products
Apr 14, 14:13
Following its recent acquisition of fitness wearable device maker Basis Band, Intel has been working with US-based waterproof coating solution provider HzO to improve its high-end mobile device and smart watch products, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Notebook makers report on-month revenue growth for March
Stockwatch - Apr 9, 20:53
Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$67.58 billion (US$2.25 billion) for March 2014, representing a 36.5% increase on month and 4.37% increase on year. Compal shipped 3.5 million notebooks in March. Inventec and Wistron have also announced on-month revenue growth for March.
Asustek reports revenues for March
Stockwatch - Apr 9, 20:27
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$38.63 billion (US$1.28 billion) for March 2014, representing a 5.51% increase on month, but a 7.69% drop on year.
3D printing market to grow to US$16.2 billion in 2018, says Canalys
Apr 1, 14:37
The 3D printing market, including 3D printer sales, materials and associated services, reached US$2.5 billion globally in 2013. Canalys predicts that this will rise to US$3.8 billion in 2014, with the market continuing to experience rapid growth, reaching US$16.2 billion by 2018. This represents an...
Huawei Technologies 2013 revenues up 8.55% on year
Mar 31, 21:43
China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies on March 31 released its 2013 financial report, with consolidated revenues of CNY239.025 billion (US$39.463 billion) growing on year by 8.55%.
Foxconn nets NT$8.16 per share for 2013
Mar 31, 10:00
EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported net EPS of NT$8.16 (US$0.273) for 2013, with consolidated revenues reaching NT$3,952.318 billion, gross margin 6.44%, net operating profit NT$109.314 billion and net profit NT$107.346 billion.
Pegatron sees over 37% profit growth in 2013
Mar 25, 15:20
Pegatron Technology has announced revenues of NT$949.75 billion (US$31.09 billion) for 2013, up 7.8% on year with net profits reaching NT$14.25 billion, up 37.8%. and net earnings per share (EPS) amounting to NT$4.16.
Foxconn to raise salaries for Taiwan employees in April
Mar 13, 16:19
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is set to increase salaries for employees who earn less than NT$1.2 million (US$39,560) per year in Taiwan and those qualified will enjoy a raise of at least NT$3,000 per month, according to the company.
Taiwan notebook ODMs impacted by on-month revenue drops in February
Mar 11, 15:50
Quanta Computer has announced shipments of 3.3 million notebooks in February, decreasing on month from 3.6 million units in January, and corresponding consolidated revenues of NT$69.32 billion (US$2.29 billion), slipping on month by 3.77% but up on year by 22.69%. Its competitors Compal Electronics,...
Foxconn February revenues down on month, up on year
Mar 11, 14:32
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on March 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$260.63 billion (US$8.6 billion) for February, representing a 17.14% decrease on month but an increase of 10.88% on year, and NT$575.18 billion for January-February, growing 4.85% on year.
Digitimes Research: Notebook players see on-month shipment drop in February
Mar 6, 16:15
The global top-five notebook brand vendors and top-three makers both suffered 0-3% of on-month shipment declines in February, a range similar to that a year ago. The decline in February was caused mainly by inventory adjustments in the month. As for March, brand vendors are taking a more conservative...
Acer to have over 30% tablets manufactured by China makers in 2014
Feb 12, 22:01
Acer is expected to outsource over 30% of its tablet manufacturing to China-based makers in 2014 since China makers already have mature technologies, but are more competitive in terms of price compared to Taiwan-based makers, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Socle agrees to merge with Foxconn
Jan 29, 15:26
Shareholders of Socle Technology have approved an offer from an investment company of the Foxconn Group under which the investment firm will take up a 100% share of the IC design service company.
Samsung cuts target notebook shipments to 7 million units for 2014
Jan 27, 14:14
Samsung Electronics has set a goal of shipping seven million notebooks globally in 2014, a reduction of 41.67% from the 12 million units shipped in 2013, and will no longer launch conventional notebook models except Chromebooks in 2015, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Commentary: Is time ripe for Lenovo to acquire IBM x86 server business?
Jan 27, 12:29
Lenovo has signed a definitive agreement with IBM for the acquisition of IBM's x86 server hardware and maintenance business for US$2.3 billion. It is an important step for Lenovo moving toward the deployment of its cloud computing-based business, but it remains to be seen if Lenovo will be able to...
Former Foxconn employees probed for bribery
Jan 22, 15:53
The Taipei District Prosecutors Office has begun taking legal action against a group of former employees and suppliers of Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn Electronics) alleged to have taken bribes.
Taiwan ODMs struggle to land mobile device orders from Samsung
Jan 22, 14:13
While Samsung Electronics are expected to roll out an array of new smartphones and tablets for high-end as well as entry-level segments in 2014, the vendor is quite unlikely to release orders to Taiwan-based ODMs, according to sources at Taiwan's ODMs.
New Kinpo Group to expand capacity in 2014
Jan 20, 14:50
Taiwan-based New Kinpo Group consisting of Cal-Comp Electronics, Kinpo Electronics and AcBel Polytech will expand production capacities in China, Thailand, the Philippines and Brazil with a total investment of about NT$3 billion (US$100 million), according to group president Rock Hsu.
Microprocessor sales growth to strengthen slightly in 2014, says IC Insights
Jan 15, 11:10
A modest recovery in personal computers this year is expected to slightly strengthen overall sales growth in microprocessors (MPU), according to IC Insights. Total MPU sales are forecast to rise 9% to a record US$66.7 billion in 2014 compared to US$61 billion in 2013, when revenues grew 8%.
Foxconn December revenues hit record
Jan 13, 10:02
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) saw consolidated revenues of NT$490.932 billion (US$16.4 billion) for December hit a monthly record for the second time with growth of 7.62% on month and 18.87% on year, according to the company.
Lite-On Technology sees increased December revenues
Jan 9, 11:03
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.182 billion (US$673 million) for December, increasing 2.97% sequentially and 16.07% on year. Fourth-quarter 2013 consolidated revenues reached NT$59.231 billion, growing 3.51% sequentially and 11.74% on year, while consolidated...
Foxconn to develop Firefox OS tablet
Jan 7, 14:03
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is cooperating with Mozilla to develop a tablet featuring Firefox OS. Taiwan-based chipmaker VIA Technologies will also join the project.
Digitimes Research: Notebook shipments suffer over 10% drop in December
Jan 2, 15:59
The global top-five notebook brand vendors and top-three ODMs, after enjoying on-month shipment growths in November, suffered on-month drops of 12% and 11% in December, respectively, better than Digitimes Research's original expectations due to extended orders from both the enterprise and consumer...
Intel beefs up ties with China-based tablet players
Dec 31, 14:20
In addition to its existing partners BYD, Ramos and Teclast, Intel has recently formed a partnership with China-based electronic manufacturing service (EMS) provider Shenzhen Hampoo Science & Technology to push Intel-based gaming, 3D, medical and education tablets as well as wearable devices, according...
ODM notebook shipments higher than expected in 4Q13
Dec 27, 14:07
Most notebook ODMs are expected to adjust upward their projected shipments for the fourth quarter of 2013 due to higher-than-expected shipments in November and December. ODMs are also optimistic about business prospects for 2014 as the impact of rising tablet sales on notebooks is expected to start...
Intel Capital to invest in SanJet Technology
Dec 27, 11:57
Intel Capital has announced that it will commit an equity investment into Taiwan-based SanJet Technology for the development of in-car digital video recorder (DVR) solutions and other high-end smart surveillance devices.
Japan vendors may outsource MILCs to Taiwan makers
Dec 26, 11:04
As price competition among digital cameras is gradually expanding to mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC) models, Japan-based vendors are likely to outsource production of their MILCs to Taiwan-based ODMs in 2014, according to industry sources.
Altek launches own-brand smartphone-attachable lens-style camera
Dec 26, 10:58
Taiwan-based digital camera ODM Altek has unveiled an own-brand lens-style digital camera attachable to smartphones or tablets, for immediate launch in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$2,980 (US$100), according to the company.
Inventec to add investment in Inventec Energy
Dec 24, 18:50
Notebook and server ODM Inventec on December 24 decided to add an investment of NT$470 million (US$15.7 million) in Inventec Energy, a Taiwan-based PV module maker, raising its stake ratio from 26% currently to 47.78% and making it a subsidiary, according to Inventec.