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Foxconn chairman still expects 50% chance of getting Toshiba semiconductor business

Jun 23, 16:25

Commenting on Toshiba's decision that it will put its negotiation priority for the sale of its semiconductor department on the alliance of Japan- and US-based enterprises, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Gou has pointed out that the move is only temporary and the competition...

Compal evaluating partnership with LeEco

Jun 22, 22:47

Commenting on its relationship with China-based LeEco, Compal Electronics president Ray Chen has said the company will complete an evaluation of LeEco at the end of June and will compose a new strategy to handle its uncollected debts, including a possibility of suing the China-based player.

Qisda pushing to adopt more robotic arms at Taiwan plants

Jun 22, 22:24

Qisda has been increasing the adoption of robotic arms at its plants in Taiwan and is looking to purchase 500-1,000 units in 2017, which will translate into 1,000-2,000 manpower, since labor shortages have already grown to become an issue for manufacturing in Taiwan, said Qisda chairman Peter Chen.

Foxconn announces US investment project

Jun 22, 22:22

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced an investment project, the Flying Eagle, in the US. The project’s planning will be finalized in the third quarter, and Foxconn will bring its latest manufacturing technologies to new plants in the US, said Foxconn chairman Terry Go...

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou

Acer faring well in high-margin PC segments

Jun 22, 15:27

Acer’s PC business has been focusing on high-margin segments, including gaming notebooks, ultra-thin models and 2-in-1s, with each segment faring well in the first five months of 2017, according to Acer CEO Jason Chen.

Compal chairman optimistic about 2017 performance

Jun 22, 13:36

After suffering a weak 2016, Compal Electronics chairman Rock Hsu is optimistic about the company’s operations in 2017. Hsu expects existing product lines to enjoy growth, while emerging businesses such as smart medical care devices will see an increasing contribution.

Rock Hsu, Compal Electronics chairman

Arima expects robust growth in 2017

Jun 22, 11:31

Taiwan-based handset ODM Arima Communications expects its shipments and revenues to increase significantly in 2017 as it has secured large-volume orders from a domestic smartphone vendor and continued orders from clients in Japan and other countries.

Arima

ARM intros enhanced DesignStart program

Jun 21, 19:10

ARM has made several enhancements to the ARM DesignStart program, providing the fastest path forward for evaluating, designing and bringing custom SoCs to market, according to the company.

Pegatron vice chairman expects growth in 2H17

Jun 21, 15:25

Pegatron Technology is replenishing its workforce at factories in China in preparation to meet expected increased demand in the second half of 2017, according to company vice chairman Jason Cheng. Cheng expects Pegatron's revenues in the second half to at least stay flat from the same period a year...

Digitimes Research: Top-5 vendors and top-3 ODMs see strong May notebook shipments

Jun 21, 13:16

Because of increased demand from the enterprise market and the fact that the education sector has entered the traditional peak season, the worldwide top-5 notebook vendors saw their combined shipments increase 26%, and the top-3 ODMs 34%, on month in May. The top-3 ODMs together achieved higher growth...

Handset IC sales to top total personal computing in 2017, says IC Insights

Jun 20, 14:21

The ongoing slump in shipments of standard PCs along with the drop-off in tablets are setting the stage for handset IC sales to finally surpass IC revenues in total personal computing systems in 2017, according to IC Insights.

Quanta Computer steps into VR, AR, MR, medical cloud computing

Jun 19, 13:36

ODM Quanta Computer has been engaged in R&D of VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality) and MR (mixed reality) solutions through cooperation with clients, as well as cloud-based devices and services specifically for use in medical care through cooperation with Taipei Medical University, according...

Quanta Computer chairman Barry Lam (left) and vice chairman CC Leung

Inventec appoints new chairman, president

Jun 19, 08:59

Inventec's board of directors has elected Tom Cho, currently chairman for affiliate company Inventec Solar Energy, as the new chairman and appointed Maurice Wu, currently company COO, as the new president, with both positions taking effect on June 16, according to the company.

New Inventec chairman Tom Cho (right) and president Maurice Ho

Terry Guo tries to allay concerns about Foxconn-China links amid Toshiba buyout

Jun 16, 16:29

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo has commented on the company's bid to acquire Toshiba's semiconductor department, saying that Foxconn is willing to assist Toshiba in technological development. As for concerns about the company's investments in China, Guo noted that...

Terry Guo, Foxconn chairman

Clevo optimistic about notebook business performance in 2017

Jun 16, 14:52

Clevo expects its notebook shipments to grow from 1.33 million units in 2016 to 1.7 million in 2017 thanks to increasing demand from emerging markets including Russia and Brazil, while revenues and profits will also increase thanks to a new product mix with high-end products to account for 50% of shipment...

MSI chairman expects strong 2H17

Jun 15, 22:51

Commenting on Micro-Star International's (MSI) recent performance, company chairman Joseph Hsu said revenues and profits both enjoyed on-year growth in the first quarter but gross margins are expected to slide 1-2pp on year in the second because of seasonality in the PC market. The company still has...

Joseph Hsu, MSI chairman

Wistron business growth sees rebound

Jun 15, 15:25

Wistron has seen its business growth rebound significantly over the past months and is confident that its performance in 2017 will be better than that recorded a year earlier, according to company chairman Simon Lin.

Taiwan market: Optoma launches Ultra HD home theater projectors

Jun 15, 13:48

Optoma has launched two Ultra HD (4K) home theater projectors in the Taiwan market for sale at below NT$90,000 (US$2,980) each.

Optoma launches 4K projectors

Foxconn revenues drop in May

Stockwatch - Jun 12, 16:25

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$279.846 billion (US$9.29 billion) for May 2017, representing a 13.3% drop on month and 5.27% drop on year.

Delta Electronics revenues drop slightly in May

Stockwatch - Jun 12, 16:13

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.286 billion (US$573.62 million) for May 2017, representing a 1.18% drop on month and 2.8% drop on year.

Pegatron sees decreasing 2016 revenues

Jun 12, 16:05

Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1,157.7 billion (US$39.01 billion) for May, down 4.6% on year with gross margins reaching around 5.4%, net profits of NT$19.3 billion, down 19% on year, and EPS of NT$7.50.

Pegatron revenues rise 18.16% on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 16:14

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$78.639 billion (US$2.61 billion) for May 2017, representing a 4.1% drop on month and 18.16% increase on year.

Compal May revenues up over 23% on year

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:38

Taiwan-based notebook maker Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$70.121 billion (US$2.33 billion) for May 2017, representing a 14.89% increase on month and 23.65% increase on year.

Quanta revenues rise in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:35

Taiwan-based notebook ODM Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$74.31 billion (US$2.47 billion) for May 2017, representing a 7.4% increase on month and 6.09% increase on year.

Asustek chairman expects performance improvement in 2H17

Jun 8, 14:36

Asustek Computer hosted an investors conference on June 7 where chairman Jonney Shih said the company has not been performing well since the end of 2016, but the second quarter should be the bottom of 2017. Shih noted that operations should start seeing a recovery in the second half due to the company's...

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih expects improving 2H17

StarVR ties up with ZeroLight to develop VR solutions for automotive industry

Jun 7, 21:05

StarVR, a joint venture between by Acer and Sweden-based game developer Starbreeze, has tied up with ZeroLight, a UK-based car visualization interactive solution developer, to develop high-resolution VR solutions for the automotive industry, according to Acer.

China-based Thunderobot ramping up overseas shipments of gaming notebooks

Jun 7, 15:53

China-based gaming notebook vendor Thunderobot, a subsidiary of Haier, has stepped up efforts to ramp its shipments to overseas markets, including Taiwan, Singapore and other Southeast Asia markets, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Apple HomePod to boost Inventec Appliance revenues

Jun 7, 15:18

Apple's HomePod smart speaker is expected to benefit the product's manufacturer Inventec Appliance, which is also the supplier of Apple's AirPods, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. In addition to orders from Apple, Inventec Appliance is also manufacturing smart device products for...

Connector maker Sinbon reports sequential revenue growth for May

Jun 7, 15:14

Cable assembly and connector maker Sinbon Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.112 billion (US$36.95 million) for May, up 7.83% on month but down 3.82% on year.

Digitimes Research: AIO shipments expected to take larger share of desktop PC market

Jun 7, 10:45

With the consumer sector continuing to have weak demand for all-in-one (AIO) PC products, AIO PC shipments were down 1.7% on year to reach only 12.18 million units in 2016, the third consecutive year of on-year decline. But AIO PC shipments are expected to stabilize in both 2017 and 2018.

Time-lapse camera maker Brinno reports increased sales for May

Jun 6, 18:45

Taiwan-based time-lapse camera player Brinno has announced consolidated revenues of NT$60.69 million (US$2.0187 million) for May, up 21.77% on month and 128% on year.

Once upon a time in the IoT world

Jun 5, 23:29

Over the past few years, one of the most popular subjects to discuss and anticipate in the global IT industry is the predicted boom of the Internet of Things (IoT) market and it appears that the market is starting to take off. But the optimism represented by the massive investments made by companies...

Facebook said to expand datacenter scale and prepare new hardware devices for 2018

Jun 5, 23:15

Facebook is reportedly planning to establish more datacenters worldwide for possible launches of new services, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, who added that the company will add more datacenters in Europe and cooperate with regional partners to establish more in Japan and the...

Headset maker Merry reports strong sales for May

Stockwatch - Jun 5, 15:52

Headset maker Merry Electronics saw its consolidated revenues rise 14.5% on month and 63.64% on year to NT$1.851 billion (US$61.48 million) in May, buoyed by increased shipments of head-mounted entertainment earphones.

Pegatron unveils new notebooks, in-car electronics, facial recognition technology

Jun 3, 09:17

Taiwan-based ODM Pegatron has presented an array of new products, including notebooks, 2-in-1 tablets, AI-based voice assistant devices and in-car electronics, at a recently held product event, aiming to solicit ODM orders from brand vendors.

Pegatron chairman TH Tung presents a new notebook

Goodix rolls out touchscreen, fingerprint and stylus chips for notebook applications

Jun 2, 12:30

China-based IC design house Goodix has rolled out a range of touchscreen controller chips, fingerprint sensors and stylus chips targeting the notebook sector.

Taiwan ICT industry gaining momentum with growing connected car technology investments

Jun 2, 12:23

Consumers are connected anywhere and anytime through their smartphones or other mobile devices. They rely on that connectivity to get the latest information. Such a trend is spreading to automotive world. The race to build the smart connected car, and ultimately the self-driving vehicle, is already...

Asustek, HP and Lenovo develop mobile PCs powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chips

Jun 1, 15:21

At the ongoing Computex trade show in Taipei, Qualcomm has announced that Asustek Computer, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Lenovo are the first OEMs to develop mobile PCs powered by its Snapdragon 835 mobile PC platform featuring an integrated X16 Gigabit LTE modem.

MediaTek to enter mass production of 12nm mobile chips by end of 2017

Jun 1, 15:20

MediaTek is expected to start mass production of 12nm mobile chips manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company around the end of 2017, according to industry sources. The fabless firm's mobile chip focus for 2017 will remain on 16nm products.

Foxconn developing Industrial Internet applications

May 31, 13:15

The Foxconn Group has been developing Industrial Internet applications in a bid to realize Industry 4.0-based smart factories, according to the group's vice president Lu Fang-ming.

Foxconn Group vice president Lu Fang-ming

ITRI exhibits robotics expertise at 2017 ICRA

May 31, 13:03

ITRI's R&D expertise of robotics will be in the international limelight at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), the world's largest robotics conference. ICRA is considered the source of many groundbreaking technologies for robotics, self-driving vehicles, and...

Nvidia taps Taiwan server industry with HGX reference design for AI systems

May 31, 12:35

On the first day of Computex Taipei 2017, Nvidia announced the launch of a partner program called the Nvidia HGX Partner Program with Taiwan's leading server makers, including Foxconn, Inventec, Quanta and Wistron, in a move targeting AI solutions for cloud computing.

Nvidia HGX reference design

Staying competitive in declining mobo market: Q&A with Gigabyte Technical Marketing Manager Leon Chen

May 31, 12:18

Gigabyte Technology has been performing well in the motherboard market for the past few years and is currently a top-2 player in the industry. However, the market has not been treating motherboard players well with year after year shipment declines. However, that does not discourage Gigabyte from trying...

Gigabyte Technical Marketing Manager Leon Chen

The enterprise platform revolution of 2017: An opportunity for Taiwan vendors to take the lead

May 30, 15:37

With all the overcooked buzz about mobility, IoT and other consumer-oriented market speak, it is easy to forget the less sexy, but far more profitable and strategically important enterprise computing segment. After all, all that data on your phone or tablet does comes from, or through, some kind of...

Welcome to Computex 2017: New friends, renewed rivalries

May 30, 15:37

After several years where players in a post-mature PC industry have been more concerned about making sure they clear out inventory rather than consistently introducing new innovations to the market, Computex Taipei 2017 is gearing up to be a throwback show, where industry heavyweights go toe-to-toe...

Welcome to Computex 2017

IoV market holds strong potential for Taiwan-based makers

May 30, 15:36

While smart cars, connected cars or autonomous cars have been in frequent and diverse discussions across the IT industry, it has been the automobile industry that has been focused on the related development of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, fusion of sensors and Big Data analysis technologies...

Q&A: Gigabyte preparing full series of gaming notebooks

May 30, 15:36

Despite the gaming notebook market's strong popularity, competition has always been fierce between vendors, which have relatively driven down the product prices during the past few years.

Vincent Liu, Gigabyte director of sales (right) and Andy Chu, Supervisor of Product Marketing (left)

Qualcomm pursuing Apple manufacturers over royalty row

May 26, 15:17

Qualcomm has filed a complaint in the US District Court for the Southern District of California against FIH Mobile and Hon Hai Precision Industry (together known as Foxconn), Pegatron, Wistron, and Compal Electronics - the four manufacturers of all Apple iPhones and iPads sold worldwide - for allegedly...

HTC rolls out AI device for medical diagnosing applications

May 25, 15:59

HTC has come out with an artificial intelligence (AI)-based device and related applications for medical examination and diagnosis applications, according to Edward Chang, president of healthcare and research unit at HTC.

Edward Chang, president of HTC healthcare and research

Pegatron to showcase new products on June 1

May 25, 11:40

Pegatron is scheduled to showcase an array of new products and applications, including AI (artificial intelligence), VR (virtual reality) and in-car electronics devices, as well as wireless charging applications, on a product event to be held at its headquarters in Taipei on June 1. Pegatron chairman...

Pegatron chairman TH Tung
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