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  • Win Semi expects to post double-digit growth in 2Q15 sales

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  • 32-inch TV panel pricing expected to drop US$2-3 during late April, says WitsView

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  • GET to issue 150 million new shares for private placement

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  • China March mobile phone user base reaches 1.9 billion, says MIIT

    Before Going to Press | 33min ago

  • China building home-grown DRAM industry, to pose threat to existing leaders in 2017

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  • Memory related device suppliers to break into Taiwan top-10 IC design houses in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 1h 15min ago

  • Taiwan market: HTC to introduce mid-range HTC One E9+

    Before Going to Press | 1h 16min ago

  • Huawei Technologies aims at revenues of US$70 billion for 2018

    Before Going to Press | 1h 17min ago

  • IoT to drive semiconductor growth, says TSMC co-CEO

    Before Going to Press | 1h 18min ago

  • Second-tier China LED makers may start price-cut competition

    Before Going to Press | 1h 50min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan large-size TFT LCD panel shipments to increase 5% in 2Q15

    Before Going to Press | 1h 51min ago

  • Intel to launch quad-core SoFIA LTE chips in 4Q15, say Taiwan makers

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  • Over 50% of Philips sales came from green products in 2014

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  • Two STATS ChipPAC subsidiaries in Taiwan merge

    Before Going to Press | 1h 53min ago

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  • Hampoo showcases Intel platform-based tablet solutions at Global Sources Electronics

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Apple expected to adjust orders to upstream partners to maintain profits and reduce risks

Apr 20, 15:57

Apple is expected to adjust orders to its upstream partners for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch components in the third quarter to minimize the risk of putting all its eggs in one basket as well as maintain gross margins, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

BOE signs US$2.36 million agreement with South Korea equipment provider DE&T, says report

Apr 16, 21:55

China panel maker BOE has signed a US$2.36 million agreement with South Korea equipment provider DE&T to purchase testing equipment, according to Korea-based newspaper ZDNet Korea.

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments see over 19% sequential drop in 1Q15

Apr 16, 15:22

Global notebook shipments not including detachable models reached less than 38 million units in the first quarter of 2015, down 4.7% on year and 19.4% sequentially, according to Digitimes Research's latest report about notebooks. The shipment drop was due to seasonality plus inventory left over from...

Acer March revenues down over 19% on year

Stockwatch - Apr 13, 10:53

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.744 billion (US$792 million) for March 2015, representing a 19.86% increase on month, but decreasing 19.64% on year.

Foxconn 1Q15 revenues surpass NT$1 trillion mark

Stockwatch - Apr 13, 10:41

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported revenues of NT$338.29 billion (US$10.83 billion) for March, up 20.8% on month and 9.9% on year.

Quanta Computer reports over 45% on-month increase in revenues for March 2015

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 16:07

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$80.051 billion (US$2.56 billion) for March 2015, representing a 45.51% increase on month and 7.49% increase on year.

Compal reports increased March 2015 performance

Stockwatch - Apr 9, 22:05

Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$74.956 billion (US$2.4 billion) for March 2015, representing a 37.26% increase on month and 10.91% increase on year.

Wistron, Inventec see revenues grow on month in March

Apr 9, 11:57

Wistron has announced consolidated revenues of NT$56.4 billion (US$1.81 billion) for March, up 25.61% on month and 10.22% on year, while fellow maker Inventec saw its revenues in the month grow 31.89% on month, but drop 17.03% on year to reach NT$33.8 billion.

Automated equipment component makers brace for strong sales in 2015

Apr 9, 10:52

Taiwan-based automated equipment component suppliers, including TBI Motion Technology, Chieftek Precision and Hiwin Technologies, are expected to keep their sales momentum in 2015 thanks to rising demand for automated equipment, according to industry sources.

Lite-On Technology sees revenues stay flat on year in March

Apr 8, 21:50

Lite-On Technology has reported revenues of NT$18.19 billion (US$585.73 million) for March, up 26% sequentially and unchanged from a year earlier. Revenues for the first quarter of 2015 totaled NT$51.55 billion, or at the same level of a year ago.

Commentary: ECS announces controversial high dividend plans

Apr 8, 15:28

Motherboard maker Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) caught the headlines recently due plans to distribute a cash dividend much higher than what it earned in 2014.

Global trends in electric vehicles

Apr 8, 11:55

Electric vehicles have been developing rapidly from the original hybrids, to parallel/serial and plug-in hybrids through the optimization of power drive designs. Since then, the industry has been able to develop all-electric models as the electronic and drive control technologies matured. All-electric...

Integrating upstream and downstream to build a comprehensive IoV structure

Apr 8, 11:50

Internet of Vehicles (IoV) is a subsection of the Internet of Things (IoT) that has been developing quite comprehensively, starting with telematics and progressing as new key technologies become mature.

Taiwan ICT industry looks to find new niches in automotive electronics market

Apr 8, 11:39

AutoTronics Taipei is underway and will run from April 8-11 2015 at the TWTC Hall 1 and Nangang Exhibition Hall, offering a professional platform for vendors to showcase an array of diversified products that will appeal to both Taiwan and international buyers, while also providing Taiwan makers of...

IDF Shenzhen 2015: Intel to show R&D progress and partnerships in China

Apr 7, 13:49

Intel will host its spring Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Shenzhen, China from April 8-9 with keynotes from company CEO Brian Krzanich, announcements on the company's latest R&D progress, lineup and partnerships in China and covering fields including PCs, handsets, tablets, servers and Internet...

Clevo partners with Hyatt to establish hotels in China

Apr 1, 21:36

In addition to shopping malls, Clevo is also entering the hotel business and is cooperating with Hyatt to establish hotels on the top floors of its Buynow shopping mall buildings in China in 2015.

Foxconn automated lines in eastern China increase production value, says report

Apr 1, 16:05

Foxconn Electronics has introduced robots to automated production lines at its factory in Kunshan, eastern China, reducing labor from 80,000 workers to 40,000 and doubling its production value, according to a Chinese-language Xinhuanet report.

Quanta sees growth of 5.2% in 2014 revenues

Mar 31, 15:54

Quanta Computer has reported 2014 revenues of NT$926.32 billion (US$29.6 billion), up 5.2% from a year ago and EPS of NT$4.90, up from NT$4.84 in 2013. However, in the fourth quarter, despite a growth in gross margins from 4.5% in the third quarter to 4.57%, the company's operating profit margins were...

Foxconn nets NT$8.85 per share for 2014

Mar 31, 14:29

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on March 30 published its 2014 financial report, with consolidated revenues for 2014 hitting NT$4.213 trillion (US$133 billion), up 6.6% on year, gross margin reaching 6.93%, up 0.49pp, net operating profit totaling NT$143.191 billion, up 30.99%, net...

Taiwan market: Gogoro to launch Smartscooter in summer 2015

Mar 31, 11:30

Taiwan-based Gogoro has unveiled Smartscooter, an electric scooter developed and produced in house, for launch in the Taiwan market in the summer 2015, according to company CEO Horace Luke.

Gogoro Smartscooter

Toshiba in talks to sell large stake of Egypt-based TV manufacturing facilities, says report

Mar 30, 23:09

Toshiba is reportedly in talks to sell off 40% of its 51% stake in TV manufacturing facilities in Egypt to local home electronics company El Araby in a deal that is expected to bring in Toshiba several hundred million Japanese Yen, according to a report from Japan-based SankeiBiz.

Kinpo Electronics expanding capacity at factory in Philippines, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 30, 11:29

Taiwa-based ODM Kinpo Electronics will investment US$30 million to expand production capacity at its subsidiary Kinpo Electronics (Philippines), according to Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times (CT).

Commentary: Automated production lines a priority for ODMs

Mar 27, 14:26

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has signed contracts with Korea-based SK C&C to establish a joint venture and apply SK C&C's IT services to Foxconn's automated production lines in China. The partnership showed that automated production lines have gradually become important...

Apple rumored entry-level iPhone 6C to be made by Wistron

Mar 26, 15:05

Apple is reportedly planning to unveil a new range of iPhones in the second half, and among the new smartphones, the 4-inch entry-level iPhone 6C is expected to be manufactured by Wistron, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. However, the ODM declined to comment on clients or orders.

Apple to release 3 iPhone models in 2H15

Mar 25, 21:51

Apple will release three different iPhones in the second half of 2015, the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and a 4-inch device currently being referred to as iPhone 6C, according to industry sources.

Foxconn considering setting up TV production lines in India to cope with demand from Sony

Mar 25, 12:26

Foxconn Electronics reportedly plans to set up production lines for LCD TVs in India in order to cope with demand from Sony, according to industry sources.

Pegatron reports net profits of NT$14.66 billion for 2014

Mar 24, 12:34

Pegatron Technology has announced net profits of NT$14.66 billion (US$463.48 million) for 2014 or EPS of NT$6.24 thanks to strong orders from Apple. Pegatron CEO Jason Cheng pointed out that the company had high utilization rate in both the third and the fourth quarters of 2014, but the percentage...

Xiaomi seeking to set up India production plant jointly with Foxconn, Inventec

Mar 16, 16:05

Xiaomi Technology is currently in talks with its Taiwan-based production partners Foxconn Electronics and Inventec for the possibility of jointly setting up a smartphone plant in India, according to Xiaomi's co-founder and president Lin Bin.

Xiaomi to strengthen cooperation with Taiwan handset supply chain

Mar 16, 14:55

Xiaomi Technology looks to further expand its cooperation with Taiwan-based makers in the handset supply chain as it continues to ramp up its shipment volume, according to company co-founder and president Lin Bin.

Xiaomi co-founder and president Lin Bin

Foxconn February revenues down nearly 30% sequentially

Mar 11, 16:07

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$280.02 billion (US$8.89 billion) for February, slipping 29.28% on month but growing 7.44% on year, and NT$676.03 billion for January-February, rising 17.53% on year.

Pegatron February revenues up on year

Mar 11, 15:30

Pegatron Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$69.28 billion (US$2.2 billion) for February, decreasing 41.31% on month but increasing 18.51% on year, and NT$187.33 billion for January-February, rising 24.9% on year.

Quanta sees revenues drop in February

Stockwatch - Mar 11, 15:10

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$55.015 billion (US$1.74 billion) for February 2015, representing a 21.55% drop on month and 20.64% drop on year.

Digitimes Research: Apple notebook shipments to grow 30% sequentially in 2Q15 thanks to new MacBook products

Mar 11, 14:23

Apple is set to ship its new 12-inch MacBook on April 10 and has also upgraded the specifications of its MacBook Pro/Air notebooks. At the same time, Apple is reducing the inventory of previous-generation products that are expected to be cannalized by the new offerings. During this transition period,...

MSI reports revenues decline for February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:26

Micro-Star International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.686 billion (US$180.21 million) for February 2015, representing a 26.41% drop on month and 7.67% drop on year.

Gigabyte revenues drop in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:22

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.216 billion (US$101.93million) for February 2015, representing a 39.31% drop on month and 26.75% drop on year.

Delta Electronics sees February revenues decline

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:02

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$11.673 billion (US$369.96 million) for February 2015, representing a 30.46% drop on month and 9.79% drop on year.

Wistron reports revenues for February 2015

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 21:42

Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$44.901 billion (US$1.43 billion) for February 2015, representing a 8.97% drop on month and 26.09% increase on year.

Notebook ODMs see on-month revenue decline in February

Mar 9, 21:33

Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have announced their revenues for February, all dropping from a month ago. Wistron's February revenues had the least on-month decline among the three.

Foxlink sees revenues fall in February

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 15:11

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.271 billion (US$198.47 million) for February 2015, representing a 30.81% drop on month and 10.06% drop on year.

PC shipments in 1Q15 may fall over 20%, say upstream suppliers

Mar 6, 15:08

PC shipments so far in the first quarter of 2015 have been short of expectations because many vendors are still clearing inventories and demand in Europe and emerging markets including China and Southeast Asia is weak. Consequently, shipments in the quarter are likely to drop over 20% sequentially,...

Commentary: Galaxy S6 to bring significant impact on supply chains

Mar 4, 12:07

The launch of the Galaxy S6 may help Samsung Electronics revive its flagging smartphone business thanks to improvements in terms of product design and functionality. And yet, the new Galaxy smartphone may bring significant impact on the upstream supply chains.

Alibaba to set up venture capital fund in Taiwan

Mar 3, 14:21

China-based Alibaba Group has said it plans to set up a NT$10 billion (US$319 million) non-profit venture capital fund in Taiwan to finance local young entrepreneurs to build up a business on its e-commerce system.

Jack Ma, founder and CEO, Alibaba

Haier entering tablet OEM business

Mar 2, 22:57

China-based Haier is exhibiting several own-brand LTE-based tablets at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 and the company will also step into the tablet OEM business to start landing orders for LTE tablet manufacturing.

Commentary: 14nm FinFET process, Galaxy S6 crucial to Samsung semiconductor business

Feb 26, 14:00

The debut of Samsung Electronics's new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S6 at the upcoming MWC 2015 will mark the world's first smartphone powered by a 14nm 3D FinFET processor and could also serve as a turning point for the vendor's semiconductor business.

Lenovo will not further ramp in-house notebook production in fiscal 2016, say sources

Feb 16, 14:29

Lenovo will not ramp up notebook shipments from LCFC (Hefei) Electronics, a joint venture between Lenovo and Compal Electronics, in fiscal 2016 (April 2015-March 2016), due to higher than expected shipments reached in fiscal 2015, according to sources in Taiwan's notebook supply chain.

Wistron optimistic about business prospects for 2015

Feb 12, 14:33

Notebook ODM Wistron is optimistic about the business prospects for 2015 as a steady economic recovery in the US will help offset a growth slowdown in China, according to company chairman Simon Lin.

Wistron chairman Simon Lin

Pegatron sales buoyed by iPhone 6 shipments

Feb 12, 11:24

Pegatron Technology saw its January revenues grow 3.28% sequentially and 28.98% on year to NT$118.05 billion (US$3.75 billion) mainly thanks to orders for the iPhone 6.

Foxconn January revenues down sequentially, but iPhone 6 device shipments remain strong

Feb 11, 15:15

Foxconn Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$396.01 billion (US$12.49 billion) for January, dropping 23.29% on month but growing 25.9% on year. The January figures were the company's highest level for the month.

Notebook ODMs see declines in January revenues

Feb 10, 12:07

Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec saw their revenues drop by double-digit percentages on month in January, with their sales likely to continue to decline in February before rebounding in March, according to industry sources.

Foxlink see revenues decline in January

Stockwatch - Feb 9, 14:53

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.063 billion (US$287.71 million) for January 2015, representing a 4.54% drop on month and 6.54% drop on year.

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