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  • Hanwha Q Cells, LG, China PV makers reportedly look for factory sites in US

    Before Going to Press | Aug 23, 20:34

  • BOE to catch up with LGD in large-size LCD panel shipments

    Before Going to Press | Aug 23, 20:09

  • Xiaomi smartphone shipments may reach 30 million units in 3Q17

    Before Going to Press | Aug 23, 20:09

  • Global PV installation capacity to reach 390GWp by year-end 2017

    Before Going to Press | Aug 23, 20:07

  • Taiwan market: Samsung to roll out Galaxy Note 8 in September

    Before Going to Press | Aug 23, 19:53

  • CPT China subsidiary enters production for 18:9 smartphone panels

    Before Going to Press | Aug 23, 19:40

  • Alibaba fund invests in 11 Taiwan startups

    Before Going to Press | Aug 23, 19:27

  • China LED makers expanding capacities

    Before Going to Press | Aug 23, 19:25

  • Global mobile DRAM revenues increase 14.8% in 2Q17, says DRAMeXchange

    Before Going to Press | Aug 23, 19:24

  • ASML opens branch office in Nanjing

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Digitimes Research: AR players shift focus to platform products

Aug 23, 16:15

Major players in the augmented reality (AR) industry have slowed down the development of consumer-end products, and instead have shifted their strategies to focus on developing AR platform products, according to Digitimes Research.

China AI service provider Unisound gains strategic funding of US$45 million

Aug 22, 14:25

China's AI service platform Unisound has gained CNY300 million (US$45 million) in strategic investment from an undisclosed group of investors to finance the firm's R&D on AI technologies and expansion of services to more areas, and the investors will also provide Big Data to help the company improve...

Unisound

HTC announces US$200 cut for Vive

Aug 22, 14:05

In a move to make its VR devices more accessible to the mass market, HTC has announced a US$200 price reduction for its Vive virtual reality (VR) headsets.

price cut to help HTC ramp up revenues

Compal reportedly to sell stake in China JV soon

Aug 22, 11:26

Compal Electronics has started to relocate its executives at LCFC (Hefei) Electronics Technology - the notebook manufacturing joint venture between the ODM and Lenovo - back to the headquarters in Taiwan amid rumors that it is ready to sell its entire stake in the JV to the China-based vendor, according...

Mitac to invest in India-based IT manufacturer

Aug 22, 11:08

Mitac Holding has announced a plan to invest in India-based Infopower Technologies and will become a major shareholder of the firm. Infopower is a manufacturer of printed circuit board (PCB) and an electronics product assembly service provider.

Mitac

Digitimes Research: Top-5 notebook brand and top-3 ODMs see shipments slide on month in July

Aug 21, 14:58

With inventory preparation for back-to-school demand reaching an end in June, first-tier notebook vendors' shipments slowed down in July with the top-5 brands' combined shipments dropping 31% on month and top-3 ODMs' combined volumes down 22%.

Taiwan ICT vendors have to offer turnkey solutions in Indonesia market: Q&A with TAITRA representative

Aug 18, 14:50

Taiwan has adopted a New Southbound Policy eyeing trade opportunities from ASEAN and South Asia economies. The government-sponsored Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) plays an important role in implementing this policy.

Danny Liao (right), director for TAITRA's Taiwan Trade Center, Jakarta

HTC to offer Vive VR training to UPS

Aug 16, 21:23

HTC has tied up with UPS and will launch logistics training courses utilizing its Vive VR technology and devices at the courier's nine training centers in the US starting September.

UPS to use HTC Vive for logistics training

Digitimes Research: Wisconsin plant to accelerate Foxconn transformation

Aug 16, 15:31

The decision by Foxconn Electronics to invest US$10 billion in the US, which will include the establishment of a 10.5G TFT-LCD panel plant in Wisconsin in the initial stage, will help the company move closer to its clients and accelerate its corporate transformation, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan Chelic 2Q17 revenues rise 58% sequentially

Aug 15, 16:03

Pneumatic automation component maker Taiwan Chelic has reported its second-quarter 2017 consolidated revenues reached NT$418 million (US$14.09 million), up 58.33% sequentially, with net profits of NT$60 million and EPS of NT$0.89.

Pegatron to rebound after hitting bottom in 2Q17

Aug 15, 15:16

Pegatron Technology has announced net profits of NT$3.44 billion (US$115.93 million) for the second quarter, down 11.5% sequentially and 13.8% on year, while EPS were only NT$1.34, down 11.3% sequentially and lower than the NT$1.51 for the same quarter a year ago.

Clevo reports EPS of NT$0.51 for 1H17

Aug 15, 10:29

Clevo has registered consolidated revenues of NT$3.57 billion (US$120.31 million) for the second quarter of 2017 with net profits arriving at NT$293 million, while consolidated revenues for the first half of 2017 were NT$8.4 billion with net profits of NT$332 million and EPS of NT$0.51.

Clevo expected to see growing notebook orders in 2H17

Inventec posts EPS of NT$0.54 for 2Q17

Aug 15, 10:24

Inventec has reported consolidated revenues of NT$111.12 billion (US$3.74 billion) for the second quarter of 2017 with net profits of NT$1.73 billion and of EPS NT$0.54, while consolidated revenues for the first half of 2017 were NT$210.87 billion, with net profits of NT$2.08 billion and EPS of NT$0...

inventec

Quanta reports growth for 2Q17, expects better 2H17

Aug 14, 16:05

Quanta Computer has announced its second-quarter 2017 revenues at NT$235.37 billion (US$7.93 billion), growing 3.3% sequentially and 13.3% on year thanks to increasing orders for notebooks and servers.

Quanta expects strong 2H17 performance

Foxconn sees over 7% on-year growth in July revenues

Aug 14, 15:21

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues for July at NT$315.06 billion (US$10.62 billion), down 0.02% on month, but up 7.53% on year, while its combined consolidated revenues for the first seven months of 2017 were NT$2.2 trillion, up 1.64% on year.

Foxconn sees on-year revenue growth in July

STSP stepping up innovation efforts for annual revenue goal of over NT$1 trillion

Aug 14, 14:18

Following 20 years of operation, Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) is gearing up for innovation and transformation by enforcing a spate of measures and introducing crucial members into the park, aiming to have its revenues break the NT$1 trillion ( US$32.96 billion) in the short term, according to...

StarFab Accelerator and Taiwan ITRI New Venture Association to station in STSP

Asia Pacific robotics spending to see 25.2% CAGR from 2017-2021, says IDC

Aug 14, 11:23

Asia Pacific spending on robotics (including drones) and related services is estimated to reach US$66 billion in 2017, according to IDC, which expects robotics spending to accelerate from 2017 to 2021, reaching US$162 billion in 2021 with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.2% for the five-year...

Compal recognizes losses of NT$2.9 billion from LeEco in 2Q17 financial report

Aug 11, 16:23

Compal Electronics has recognized losses of NT$2.9 billion (US$97.44 million) in its second-quarter financial results from bad debts from LeEco. Compal so far has lost NT$4.28 billion arising from LeEco's financial crisis.

Ray Chen, Compal president

Taiwan government to foster 30,000 startups in 3 years via direct investment

Aug 11, 15:19

Taiwan's National Development Council (NDC) has decided to make direct investments in tech startups, instead of offering them subsidies as done in the past, aiming to build sound angel investment culture and foster as many as 30,000 new startups in the country within three years.

Lite-On Technology sees decreased July revenues

Aug 11, 10:54

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.517 billion (US$577 million) for July, decreasing 10.32% on month and 9.57% on year.

Taiwan-developed self-driving technologies reach Levels 1 and 2, says ARTC

Aug 11, 09:23

Technologies so far developed by research and academic organizations in Taiwan for autonomous driving have reached only Level 1 and Level 2 as defined by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), respectively standing for function-specific automation and combined-function automation,...

Compal eyes 50% revenues from non-PC businesses by 2020

Aug 10, 21:53

Compal Electronics is planning to raise its non-PC businesses' revenue contribution to 50% by 2019 or 2020, up from second-quarter 2017's 31%, according to company president Ray Chen.

Compal is placing more emphasis on non-PC products

Pegatron revenues up 13.88% on year in July

Aug 10, 15:40

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$93.866 billion (US$3.1 billion) for July 2017, representing a 16.8% increase on month and 13.88% increase on year.

Delta Electronics reports mild increase in July revenues

Aug 10, 15:38

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$19.153 billion (US$632.16 million) for July 2017, representing a 2.45% increase on month and 2.33% increase on year.

Qisda nets NT$1.32 per share for 1H17

Aug 9, 21:34

EMS provider Qisda has released its second-quarter 2017 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of NT$32.898 billion (US$1.08 billion). Net EPS for first-half 2017 was NT$1.32.

Qisda chairman and president Peter Chen

Compal revenues up 23.86% on year in July

Aug 9, 16:05

Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$70.523 billion (US$2.33 billion) for July 2017, representing a 14.63% drop on month and 23.86% increase on year.

Wistron reports slow sales for July

Aug 9, 12:57

Notebook ODM Wistron has reported decreased sales for July compared to the previous month as shipments of notebooks, desktop PCs, servers and LCD monitors all slowed down in the month.

Wistron to see sales rebound in September

Taiwan IT industry can directly jump onto AI development: Q&A with LotaData CEO Apu Kumar

Aug 9, 10:59

While high-tech gurus have yet to reach a consensus over whether Taiwan is suitable for developing artificial intelligence (AI) applications, a US-based AI company quietly came to Taiwan in late 2016 to join the MOX (Mobile-Only Accelerator) operation and set up its Greater China headquarters in Taipei...

LotaData co-founder and CEO Apu Kumar

Merry sees sequential revenue decline in July

Aug 8, 12:47

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported revenues of NT$1.577 billion for July, down 16.75% on month but up 6.25% on year. July's sales performance met the company's expectation.

Inventec sees on-year growth in July revenues

Aug 7, 21:02

Inventec has announced consolidated revenues of NT$39.48 billion (US$1.33 billion) for July, sliding 5.77% from a month ago, but rising 13.38% on year. The company's combined consolidated revenues for the first seven months of 2017 were NT$250.36 billion, up 4.96% from the same period a year ago.

AR, VR, IoT applications highlighted at 2017 Cross-Strait Startup Contest

Aug 4, 15:48

Young startup talent across the Taiwan Strait have amassed strong innovation momentums in IoT, AR, and VR applications as well as 3D printing, smart retail, smart living, and Internet+ areas by presenting a total of over 400 innovation startup projects in the fields at the 2017 Cross-Strait Startup...

Some representatives of the 20 finalist projects

Commentary: The US$30 billion question for Foxconn

Aug 3, 16:06

US president Donald Trump revealed at a meeting with a group of small-business leaders August 1 that Foxconn chairman Terry Gou told him privately that his company could invest as much as US$30 billion in the US, three times the figure announced by Gou at a press conference held on July 27 at the White...

Taiwan ICT industries face challenges to upgrade, says IDB head

Aug 2, 15:40

While Taiwan's ICT industries have dominated global hardware production, they have faced challenges upgrading via transformation to cope with the global trend of smart applications, according to acting director general Leu Jang-hwa for the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) under the Ministry of Economic...

IDB acting director general Leu Jang-hwa

China market: Taiwan-based motherboard makers re-deploying sales forces and personnel

Aug 2, 15:01

Due to lingering sluggishness in the global motherboard market, particularly in China, Taiwan-based motherboard makers are suffering sharp declines in shipments and profitability, prompting them to counter by reorganizing their business teams in China and reshuffling related personnel, according to...

Quanta Storage accelerates collaborative robot production

Aug 2, 13:06

Failing to fill orders for collaborative robots in the first half of 2017 due to a serious supply shortage of decelerators from Japan-based Harmonic, Taiwan-based Quanta Storage is stepping up production to make up for the delay as the Japan-based supplier is actively expanding its production of the...

Quanta Storage gearing up for collaborative robot production

Adlink sees rising revenues, but declining EPS for 1H17

Aug 1, 14:40

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Adlink Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$5.02 billion (US$169.68 million) for the first half of 2017, up 13.87% on year and a new high for the period, but its EPS declined from NT$0.70 in the first half of 2016 to NT$0.67 due to decreased gross...

Gigastorage to appeal to Taiwan Supreme Court against IPC ruling in favor of Phillips

Jul 31, 16:03

Taiwan-based PV wafer maker Gigastorage has decided to appeal to Taiwan's Supreme Court against a recent ruling issued by Taiwan's Intellectual Property Court (IPC) to have the company pay electronics giant Royal Philips NV NT$1.05 billion (US$30 million) over a patent infringement lawsuit filed in...

Jimmy Chen, chairman of Gigastorage

ITRI to invite foreign IoT startups to partner with Taiwan makers

Jul 28, 16:28

Taiwan's government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is carrying out a special project to invite selected international youth startups engaged in IoT to visit Taiwan to better learn the country's supply chains and locate optimal cooperation partners, according to government sou...

Foxconn to build LCD plant in Wisconsin

Jul 27, 13:56

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced plans to invest US$10 billion over four years in the US and will begin the investment project by building an advanced LCD panel manufacturing plant in Wisconsin.

Foxconn chairman Terry Goy plans to set up an ecosystem for 8K displays in the US

Shuttle may turn profitable in 2Q17, says paper

Jul 26, 19:56

Taiwan-based barebone system vendor Shuttle is expected to have achieved strong revenues in the second quarter of 2017, which may help the company turn profitable, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Inventec reports losses for subsidiary TPV-Inventa

Jul 26, 15:51

Inventec has announced it has stopped collecting accounts receivable from its subsidiary TPV-Inventa in order to write off TPV-Inventa's bad debts of around CNY11 million (US$1.66 million).

Taiwan first IoT venture capital of NT$4 billion to be available by end of September

Jul 26, 15:41

Taiwan's government is very likely to complete raising NT$4 billion (US$130 million) in venture capital fund dedicated to investment in IoT (Internet of Things) startups by the end of September, according to David Weng, chief investment officer of the government-backed Asia Silicon Valley Development...

David Weng, chief investment officer of Taiwan government-backed Asia Silicon Valley Development Age

Taiwan to host WCIT 2017

Jul 26, 15:27

World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2017 will take place in Taipei during September 10-13, organized jointly by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs and World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA).

WCIT 2017 will take place in Taipei in September

Merry reports strong earnings for 2Q17

Jul 25, 20:33

Headset maker Merry Electronics saw its net profits swell 69.25% on quarter and 69.18% on year to NT$540 million (US$17.81 million) in the second quarter of 2017. For the first half of 2017, net profits totaled NT$859 million, increasing 169.27% from a year earlier.

Quanta to see rising incomes from notebooks, servers and wearables in 2H17, says paper

Jul 25, 15:13

Quanta Computer is expected to enjoy a strong second-half 2017 thanks to rising demand for notebooks, growing server sales and the release of the next-generation Apple Watch, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Taiwan to set up innovation service platform to integrate technology R&D forces

Jul 25, 14:04

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs will spend NT$5 billion (US$170 million) in the next four years setting up an open innovation service platform (OISP) to facilitate cooperative R&D programs by a total of 12,000 researchers from major R&D organizations, aiming to bolster the innovation...

Four Taiwan firms file countersuit against Qualcomm

Jul 21, 11:56

Four Taiwan-based hardware production partners of Apple, namely Foxconn Electronics, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Pegatron, have jointly filed a countersuit against Qualcomm in the US, challenging what they call the chipmaker's excessive licensing fees and illegal licensing practices.

Teco produces electric tricycles in Philippines

Jul 21, 10:43

Own-brand electric machinery and home-use electric appliance maker Teco Electric & Machinery began producing 5-seat electric tricycles at a factory in Subic Bay specifically for the Philippines market at the end of 2016, according to the company.

Cultivation of RFID talent actively underway in China to support IoT

Jul 20, 14:18

Brand-new industries are emerging due to the application of IoT technologies, and theseare being given priority for development in China. Most major cities and provinces are stepping up cultivation of the various kinds of talent needed to leverage these new businesses, such as RFID specialists. Among...

Taiwan remote sensing satellite on way to US for launch in late August

Jul 20, 13:51

Taiwan's National Space Organization (NSPO) under the government-sponsored National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) on July 19 transported FormoSat-5, a self-designed remote sensing satellite, to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for launch on August 25, 2017 by US-based SpaceX on a commission...

A truck carrying FormoSat-5 leaves NSPO for Taoyuan International Airport
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