Dassault Systemes expanding clients in Taiwan
Jul 2, 15:10
France-based software company Dassault Systemes has stepped up its marketing in Taiwan and has expanded its client group to include Foxconn Electronics, Pegatron Technology, Largan Precision, Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), Evergreen Marine and Yulon Motor, according to company...
Taipower to limit power supply to industrial users
Jun 30, 15:03
With Taiwan's power consumption having risen significantly due to hot weather, the government-owned Taipower's operating reserve may drop to as low as 2.2% shortly and the issue could lead to malfunctions of some of its mid- or large-size machines. As a result, Taipower is planning to cut power supply...
Digitimes Research: Japan has potential demand for UAVs
Jun 29, 21:28
While Japan is less active than the US, Europe and China in promoting application of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), the UAV industry is significantly developing following the establishment of Japan UAS (unmanned aircraft system) Industry Development Association (JUIDA) in October 2014 and there is...
Samsung female employee proportion rises to 42% in 2014
Jun 26, 14:33
The proportion of female employees globally at Samsung Electronics reached 42% in 2014. For operations in South Korea, 27% of total employees are female while in operations abroad female employees account for 49%, according to various media reports from Korea.
Commentary: The gaming notebook industry heats up
Jun 23, 12:40
Competition in the gaming notebook segment is surely to become keener in the second half of 2015 as notebook brands including Acer, Asustek Computer, Dell, Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI) together are expected to launch at least 10 new 15- to 17-inch gaming notebooks in the fourth...
Commentary: What does rising China supply chain mean for Taiwan?
Jun 18, 15:35
As the China government continues to pour money into fostering local supply chains in terms of capacity and technology, Taiwan makers are starting to feel the heat, and as a result are calling on the Taiwan government to increase support locally and further structure policies geared toward helping...
Pegatron distributes dividends of NT$4.10
Jun 16, 15:45
Pegatron Technology hosted an investor conference on June 16, announcing it will distribute dividends of NT$4.10 (US$0.13) for 2014. For 2015, company president and CEO Jason Chen expects information, communication and consumer electronics product lines to be Pegatron's main focuses and it will expand...
Wistron acquires own-brand tablet orders from Tesco in the UK, says paper
Newswatch - Jun 15, 15:42
The UK's largest channel retailer Tesco's second-generation own-brand tablet, the Hudl 2, featuring an 8-inch display and priced at GBP99 (US$154) has recently entered mass shipments with Taiwan-based Wistron acting as ODM, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
Pegatron chairman expects IT industry to see rising demand in 2H15
Jun 12, 11:52
Commenting on the IT industry's overall weaker performance in the first half, Pegatron Technology chairman TH Tung said the IT industry was slack during the first half, but many players have grown busy since early June in order to release new smartphones, tablets and notebooks, and he expects demand...
Quanta sees rising notebook shipments in May
Jun 10, 22:24
Quanta Computer's notebook shipments reached 3.4 million units in May, up 6.25% on month from 3.2 million units in April. Since Quanta's notebook shipments are estimated to grow 10% sequentially to reach 10.89 million units in the second quarter, the ODM is expected to ship 4.29 million notebooks in...
Foxconn revenues down 14% on month in May
Jun 10, 21:24
Foxconn Electronics has reported revenues of NT$301.6 billion (US$9.71 billion) for May, down 14.4% from the previous month but up 12.6% from a year earlier. For the first five months of 2015 revenues amounted to NT$1.668 trillion, increasing 15.4% on year.
Pegatron revenues rise on year in May
Stockwatch - Jun 10, 16:35
Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$70.573 billion (US$2.28 billion) for May 2015, representing a 9.62% drop on month and 7.11% increase on year.
Quanta revenues increase in May
Stockwatch - Jun 10, 16:32
Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$77.034 billion (US$2.49 billion) for May 2015, representing a 14.09% increase on month and 9.87% increase on year.
Compal ships 3.1 million notebooks, Inventec 1.3 million in May
Jun 10, 15:49
Notebook ODM Compal Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$64.55 billion (US$2.09 billion) for May, up 4.72% on month, but down 5.08% on year and its notebook shipments for the month totaled 3.1 million units, up from 2.6 million units in April. Meanwhile, Inventec shipped 1.3 million...
Inventec revenues down in May
Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:53
Inventec has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.455 billion (US$914.22 million) for May 2015, representing a 8.31% drop on month and 18.1% drop on year.
Gigabyte revenues rise in May
Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:53
Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.848 billion (US$123.63 million) for May 2015, representing a 1.2% increase on month and 4.41% increase on year.
ECS posts gains in May revenues
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:20
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.268 billion (US$169.39 million)for May 2015, representing a 89.76% increase on month and 6.31% increase on year.
Foxlink May revenues up on year
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:16
Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.224 billion (US$200.14 million) for May 2015, representing a 20.23% drop on month and 6.48% increase on year.
Wistron revenues rise on year in May
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:10
Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$44.879 billion (US$1.44 billion) for May 2015, representing a 4.5% drop on month and 2.39% increase on year.
Garmin sales riding high on sports smart wearable devices
Jun 4, 14:44
Despite the dwindling PND market, Garmin has seen its revenues and profits grow steadily, buoyed by rising sales of sports-related wearable devices, according to the company's Asia Pacific sales & marketing director, Tony An.
Mitac to ship IoV devices to US- and Japan-based automakers
Newswatch - Jun 4, 11:06
Mitac International's development of Internet of vehicles (IoV) systems will begin to bear fruit in 2015 with related products likely to find their ways into the supply chains of US- and Japan-based automakers. The sales are expected to boost the business unit's revenues from tens of million in 2015...
TCA chairman optimistic about Taiwan ICT industries despite challenges
Jun 3, 11:59
Computex has evolved into one of the biggest and most important ICT trade shows in the world since its first edition was launched 35 years ago. Computex 2015, which boasts a record number of more than 5,000 exhibition booths, is expected to remain as a robust platform where vendors showcase their new...
Motherboard players fire up for mini PC market
Jun 3, 11:54
With demand for PCs staying low, Intel has been aggressively pushing mini PC products, hoping to stop desktop sales from declining. Gigabyte Technology and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), both of which were early adopters of Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) platform, have seen better-than-expected...
IoT just keeps coming and coming, but what about power?
Jun 3, 11:53
In 2012, Germany initialed the "Industry 4.0" plan at the Hannover Messe, whose purpose is to drive the Internet of Things (IoT). Its goal is to facilitate automated production and well as IT-supported production under the M2M framework, and to allow the production model to transform from...
Welcome to the Computex of Things
Jun 1, 19:36
Computex Taipei, the largest ICT trade show in Asia and the second largest in the world, will begin its 35th year today, attracting over 130,000 visitors, including 38,000 international visitors. While Computex will feature more than 1,700 exhibitors and more than 5,000 booths, this year the show will...
Foxconn to build supply chain financial service system
May 28, 15:49
Foxconn Electronics plans to build up a financial service system for the industrial supply chain, offering loans and real time information to suppliers within the system, according to company chairman Terry Gou.
Taiwan ODMs to snap up all orders for next generation iPhone, say sources
May 27, 11:32
Taiwan-based handset ODMs will continue to snap up all orders for production of next generation iPhone devices despite recent market rumors indicating that Apple plans to add a China-based ODM to its iPhone production partner list, according to sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain.
Intel, Rockchip jointly promoting SoFIA 3G-R SoCs in China
May 22, 15:16
Intel and China-based Rockchip Electronics have recently stepped up their joint efforts to promote the quad-core SoFIA 3G-R (C3230RK) SoC solutions to the white-box tablet sector in China, aiming to squeeze more market share out from rival suppliers including MediaTek, Allwinner Technology, and Spreadtrum...
Xintec profits soar in 1Q15
Stockwatch - May 21, 21:23
Taiwan's Xintec, an affiliate of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) specializing in packaging services for CMOS image sensors as well as MEMS and fingerprint sensors, saw its profits soar almost 300% from a year earlier in the first quarter of 2015.
Foxconn and Pegatron to see weak 2Q15, but strong 2H15
May 20, 14:49
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Pegatron Technology both had strong financial performances in the first quarter, but results are expected to turn weak in the second quarter and then return growth in the second half with new devices.
PCB maker Compeq sees improved profits in 1Q15
Newswatch - May 18, 10:57
PCB maker Compeq Manufacturing has reported net profits of NT$453 million (US$14.89 million) for the first quarter of 2015, increasing 35.6% from a year earlier.