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  • Apple reportedly planning 3 new tablets for 2017

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  • OLED smartphone demand rising

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  • TPV eyes 88 million display device shipments in 2017

    Before Going to Press | Jan 18, 21:34

  • China lowers subsidies for new energy-powered cars in 2017

    Before Going to Press | Jan 18, 21:20

  • Innodisk to see revenues drift downward in 1Q17

    Before Going to Press | Jan 18, 21:19

  • Equipment maker GPM sees clear order visibility through 1Q18

    Before Going to Press | Jan 18, 21:19

  • MediaTek to post 15-20% revenue decrease in 1Q17

    Before Going to Press | Jan 18, 21:18

  • Lite-On storage device shipments to be affected by tight SSD supplies in 1Q17

    Before Going to Press | Jan 18, 21:18

  • Sony Mobile to ship up to 17 million smartphones in fiscal 2016

    Before Going to Press | Jan 18, 20:51

  • HTC to release new VR games, accessories to promote HTC Vive

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TEEMA to assist member companies to expand market in ASEAN, says chairman

Jan 18, 16:09

The Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA) will actively cooperate with the government initiated "Go South Policy" and will assist its member companies to promote sales in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries, according to TEEMA chairman Gou...

Chassis maker Nishoku to see revenues grow 5-10% in 2017

Newswatch - Jan 18, 12:12

Plastic chassis maker Nishoku Technology is expected to see its revenues grow 5-10% on year in 2017 with an EPS of over NT$7.50, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

ITRI unveils robots and drone management solution

Jan 17, 15:36

Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has unveiled a companion robot based on its Intelligent Vision System (IVS) and an ICT (information and communication technology) solution for managing drones.

ITRI-developed Intelligent Vision System robot can play chess

Foxconn ties up with Robo 3D to produce 3D printers, says report

Newswatch - Jan 17, 15:02

Foxconn Electronics has signed a cooperation agreement with Robo 3D, under which Foxconn will produce the Robo R2 3D printers for Robo 3D, according to a Chinese-language TechNews report.

ASRock reportedly to take over Pegatron system integrator orders

Jan 17, 13:58

Pegatron Technology has been re-organizing its business groups since the second half of 2016 and has recently decided to gradually shift the group that handles small-to-medium-size motherboard and graphics card design, manufacturing and services for its system integrator clients to its subsidiary ASRock...

Pegatron chairman talks about capacity expansion in North America, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 16, 15:46

Commenting on questions on whether Pegatron Technology will move production to North America during the company's year-end banquet, company chairman TH Tung noted that Pegatron currently has several production sites in the US, and the company would be able to expand capacity 3-5 fold if necessary....

Compal aims to ramp up device shipments by 10% in 2017

Newswatch - Jan 16, 10:53

Compal Electronics aims to ramp up shipments of its device products by 10% to 87 million units in 2017, according to company president Ray Chen. Shipments of device products, including notebooks, tablets, smartphones, smartwatches, TVs, IoT and wearable devices, totaled 79 million units in 2016.

compal

UL appoints new Taiwan country manager

Jan 13, 15:25

UL (Underwriters Laboratories) has appointed TH Chen as its country manager in Taiwan, the site of the safety consulting and certification company's largest business operation outside of the US.

UL Taiwan country manager TH Chen

Kinpo Electronics revising production strategy, says president

Jan 13, 14:12

EMS provider Kinpo Electronics has been revamping its production strategy, with factories in China serving mainly for the domestic market, and plants in Thailand and the Philippines mostly for exports to other countries, according to company president Simon Shen.

Kinpo Electronics president Simon Shen

Xiaomi aims to generate revenues of CNY100 billion in 2017, says CEO

Jan 13, 12:20

Xiaomi Technology aims to garner revenues of CNY100 billion (US$14.5 billion) in 2017 by focusing on five core segments: developing innovative technologies, enhancing retail networks, deepening globalization, stepping into artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet-based finance businesses, according...

BYD wins price negotiation priority for 2017 Asustek notebooks

Jan 13, 11:31

Asustek Computer for the first time adopted online bidding for requests for quotations (RFQ) for notebooks to be launched in 2017, and China-based OEM BYD has won the first right for price negotiation, followed by Taiwan-based Pegatron Technology, Compal Electronics and Quanta Computer, according to...

Kinpo to expand capacity and staff for printer and vacuum cleaner orders, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 12, 15:31

Taiwan-based IT manufacturer New Kinpo Group is planning to expand its capacity at plants in Indiana, the US, and company CEO Simon Shen will visit the construction site after the Lunar New Year. The company's workforce is also expected to expand from 400 currently to 1,000-1,500, according to a Chinese-language...

Delta Electronics sees December revenues increase

Jan 12, 14:53

Delta Electronics has announced its consolidated revenues for December 2016 totaled NT$19.489 billion (US$614.36 million), representing a 6% increase as compared to NT$18.47 billion for December 2015 and a 1% increase as compared to NT$19.321 billion for November 2016.

Worldwide spending on robotics to reach US$188 billion in 2020, says IDC

Jan 11, 16:14

Worldwide spending on robotics and related services will more than double by 2020, growing from US$91.5 billion in 2016 to more than US$188 billion in 2020, according to the newly updated Worldwide Commercial Robotics Spending Guide from IDC.

Pegatron revenues drop in December

Stockwatch - Jan 11, 16:08

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$84.014 billion (US$2.63 billion) for December 2016, representing a 33.24% drop on month and 27.43% drop on year.

Foxconn Technology reports decreased revenues for December

Stockwatch - Jan 11, 16:04

Foxconn Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.395 billion (US$169.1 million) for December 2016, representing a 35.58% drop on month and 13.59% drop on year.

Altek reports increased revenues for December

Stockwatch - Jan 11, 16:01

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.294 billion (US$40.56 million) for December 2016, representing a 10.19% increase on month and 33.62% increase on year.

Quanta sees growth in December revenues; Acer suffers drops

Jan 11, 15:57

Quanta Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$104.97 billion (US$3.28 billion) for December, the company's second highest record with on-month growth of 13.42% and on-year growth of 7.78%. The company's consolidated revenues for 2016 were only NT$894 billion, down 11.25% on year.

Foxconn December revenues up on year

Stockwatch - Jan 11, 15:55

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$449.64 billion (US$14.05 billion) for December, decreasing 6.45% on month but increasing 9.76% on year.

Chicony Power reports flat performance for December, but looks to strong sales in 2017

Jan 10, 14:18

Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.486 billion (US$77.7 million) for December, slipping 12.34% on month and 3.11% on year.

Wistron increases investment in Kunshan subsidiary

Jan 10, 14:16

Wistron has announced equipment purchases for its subsidiary in Kunshan, China totaling no more than US$195 million, with industry sources speculating that the equipment will be used for the manufacturing of the next-generation iPhone.

Arima Communications revenues down on month in December

Stockwatch - Jan 10, 11:14

Handset ODM Arima Communications has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.67 billion (US$52.2 million) for December, dropping 20.63% on month but growing 33.03% on year.

Compal sees December revenues drop on year

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 16:35

Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$71.669 billion (US$2.23 billion) for December 2016, representing a 1.21% increase on month and 13.83% drop on year.

Inventec reports mild on-year decline in December revenues

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 16:25

Inventec has reported consolidated revenues of NT$38.448 billion (US$1.2 billion) for December 2016, representing a 2.14% increase on month and 0.26% drop on year.

Inventec to re-elect board of directors and new chairman in June

Jan 9, 16:10

Inventec chairman Richard Lee said that the company will re-elect its boards of directors in June 2017 and he will also step down from the chairman post, but stay as a director.

Primax sees revenues down slightly in December

Newswatch - Jan 6, 15:09

Peripheral and component supplier Primax Electronics has reported revenues of NT$5.89 billion (US$184.42 million) for December 2016, down 2.81% on month but up 3.33% on year.

HTC unveils Vive Tracker to expand VR experience

Jan 6, 14:08

HTC has announced a new tracking module, dubbed the Vive Tracker, at the ongoing CES. The Tracker allows developers to turn all kinds of real-world objects into controllers for virtual reality experiences, the company said.

The Vive Tracker

Component maker Sinbon sees revenues hit record high in 2016

Jan 5, 10:39

Taiwan-based IT component maker Sinbon Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.019 billion (US$31.61 million) for December 2106, down 3.4% sequentially but up 8.98% on year.

Wistron expanding ODM handset production capacity in India, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 4, 11:41

Wistron is expanding ODM handset production capacity at its existing plant in the suburb of New Delhi from the current 600,000-700,00 units to two million a month, and it is also building a new handset plant in Bangalore, India, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Microsoft new Surface Pro set for 1Q17 launch; to boost Pegatron performance, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 30, 14:50

Microsoft is planning to launch its new Surface Pro 5 2-in-1 in the first quarter of 2017 which will feature an Ultra HD display and magnetic charging stylus, with Pegatron Technology to manufacture the device, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Foxconn boosting automated production in China

Dec 30, 11:04

Foxconn Electronics is automating production at its factories in China in three phases, aiming to fully automate entire factories eventually, according to general manager Dai Jia-peng for Foxconn's Automation Technology Development Committee.

Foxconn/Sharp likely to ramp up stake in lens module maker Kantatsu, says report

Newswatch - Dec 29, 14:33

Backed by Foxconn Electronics, Sharp is likely to increase its investment in Japan-based lens module maker Kantatsu in order to compete with Taiwan-based Largan Precision to secure lens module orders from Apple for iPhone devices, according to a Japan-based Nikkei report.

Wistron reportedly lands next-generation iPhone orders from Apple

Newswatch - Dec 29, 13:36

Taiwan-based ODM Wistron reportedly has landed next-generation iPhone orders from Apple, making it the third manufacturer of iPhone devices, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Shipments of Surface Studio better than expected in 4Q16, say Taiwan makers

Dec 28, 16:07

Global shipments of Microsoft's top-end Surface Studio all-in-one PC during the fourth quarter were originally estimated at 15,000 units mainly because its prices of US$2,999, US$3,499 and US$4,199 are much higher than other AIO PCs', but actually may reach 30,000 units based on orders, and Microsoft...

If Apple shifts production to US, most China supply chain makers will not follow, says report

Dec 28, 14:58

If Apple shifts production from China to the US in response to US President-elect Donald Trump's calls for manufacturing in the US, most of its China-based supply chain makers will not follow suit due to higher labor and overall operating costs, as well as costs incurred in environmental accommodations,...

Getac expects ruggedized industrial PCs, auto components to drive growth in 2017 revenues, says chairman

Dec 27, 22:01

Getac Technology expects ruggedized devices and automotive safety belt components to be the sources of growth in its 2017 consolidated revenues, according to company chairman James Hwang.

Card reader maker Castles to debut on TSE

Newswatch - Dec 27, 21:49

Taiwan-based Castles Technology, a specialist in mobile POS devices and contactless readers, will debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) with an initial price of NT$39.45 (US$1.222) on December 30.

Compal shifting smart device production to Chongqing plants, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 27, 15:35

Compal Electronics reportedly has signed a pact with the government of Chongqing, China to move its tablet and smart wearable device production to the city with production to start soon, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report.

Global VR shipments to grow moderately in 2017 due to constrains in hardware, software support

Dec 27, 14:09

Current major VR device players, including Sony, HTC and Oculus, are unlikely to enjoy a high growth rate in shipments in 2017 due to constrains in the supply of high resolution panels, high performance chips, and supporting software and firmware, according to industry sources.

Apple seeks help from Foxconn for Southeast Asia expansion, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 26, 14:45

Apple has been aggressively looking to expand into the Southeast Asia market recently and has reportedly partnered with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) for related plans, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Foxconn appoints CMO, says report

Newswatch - Dec 26, 10:37

Foxconn Electronics has named Freddie Yuan as the first person to hold the title of chief marketing officer (CMO) for the company, with the appointment becoming effective in December, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.

Foxconn adds stake investment in Smart Technologies

Dec 26, 10:31

Foxconn Electronics on December 23 announced that its Singapore-based subsidiary Foxconn Singapore Pte. will add an investment of US$60 million in Smart Technologies, a Canada-based developer of interactive smart white boards and software solutions used in education and business.

Pegatron chairman re-elected as TCA president

Dec 22, 15:59

Pegatron Technology chairman TH Tung has been re-elected as the president of the Taipei Computer Association (TCA) with AUO chairman Paul Peng becoming convener of the supervisory committee.

Lenovo to downsize scale in Brazil, says report

Dec 22, 15:54

Lenovo will reduce its scale to decrease overall operating costs in Brazil, mainly through downsizing personnel by 84% from 8,000 employees currently to 800, and reducing total floor area at a factory to be set up in Sao Paulo State, southeastern Brazil, by 50%, according to tech.sino.com.

Lenovo lands datacenter server orders from TSMC with help from Compal

Dec 22, 12:31

Lenovo is cooperating with Compal Electronics to land orders from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for datacenter servers with orders reportedly lasting through July 2017, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, who added that the orders should help Lenovo remain the largest...

Taiwan market: Asustek officially launches Zenbo home service robots

Newswatch - Dec 22, 11:58

Asustek Computer has officially launched its home service robot, the Zenbo, in the Taiwan market. The company will begin to take the first round of pre-orders for the robots on January 1, 2017.

Asustek Zenbo home service robot

Kinpo acquires 3D printer orders from Lenovo, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 21, 22:58

Taiwan-based manufacturer Kinpo has landed orders from Lenovo for 3D printers which will begin shipping at the end of December and mass shipping in early 2017, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Pegatron, Quanta land 80% of OEM orders for 2017 Asustek notebooks

Dec 19, 10:40

Pegatron and Quanta Computer will be the largest and second largest OEMs for high-end and mid-range notebooks launched by Asustek Computer in 2017, together accounting for 80% of all Asustek notebooks, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Merry to increase stake in molding component supplier

Newswatch - Dec 19, 10:33

Audio electronics maker Merry Electronics has announced it plans to subscribe to a maximum of NT$800 million (US$24.964 million) in new shares to be issued by its molding component supplier Concraft Holding through a private placement.

Foxconn to benefit from education procurement orders in Japan, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 16, 15:01

Sharp is planning to release four new electronic dictionaries in January 2017, targeting mainly the Japan market. The project is codenamed Brain and the four products will feature different specifications and prices for different levels of education including middle school, high school and college...

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