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  • Computex 2015 out of booths

    IT + CE | 11h 47min ago

  • Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$4.4 billion in January-November, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | 11h 49min ago

  • Taiwan November export order value down sequentially, up on year, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | 11h 51min ago

  • Panasonic said to shut down last PCB factory

    Bits + chips | 11h 58min ago

  • HLMC said to invest NT$100 billion to build new fab

    Bits + chips | 12h 9min ago

  • Sugon unveils new China-developed cloud computing operating system

    Before Going to Press | 12h 22min ago

  • Lof Solar sues Sunshine PV for patent infringement

    Before Going to Press | 12h 22min ago

  • Mitsui Chemical and SKC to merge polyurethane material businesses

    Before Going to Press | 12h 23min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China OGS touch panel makers hiking GFF capacity

    Before Going to Press | 12h 24min ago

  • China market: LeTV aims to ship 3.0-4.0 million own-brand LCD TVs in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 12h 26min ago

  • China government tightens tax-cut, subsidy offerings to enterprises

    Before Going to Press | 12h 27min ago

  • Server PCB specialist Allied Circuit positive about 2015

    Before Going to Press | 12h 29min ago

  • UTAC to set up 12-inch wafer level packaging line in Taiwan

    Before Going to Press | 12h 29min ago

  • G-Tech to expand 3D-forming glass capacity

    Before Going to Press | 12h 31min ago

  • MediaTek shipments for 4G smartphones to exceed 30 million units in 2014, says report

    Before Going to Press | 12h 34min ago

  • Xiaomi may adopt sapphire for covers of 5.7-inch smartphone

    Before Going to Press | 12h 34min ago

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Pegatron to probe China plant over worker mistreatment claims

Stockwatch - Dec 22, 16:14

Commenting on a recent report that claimed Pegatron Technology mistreated its workers at a China plant that makes Apple's products, the Taiwan-based firm has pointed out that employee safety is its top priority and it has been working to ensure all of its working places are safe.

Compal expects good returns on JV deal with Lenovo, says report

Newswatch - Dec 22, 16:03

Commenting on Lenovo's wish to completely take over a notebook-production joint venture (JV) it establisehd with Compal Electronics in 2010, Ray Chen, president of the Taiwan-based ODM, said that when the partnership was struck four years ago, both sides did agree on Compal selling its stake in the...

Global storage market to reach US$38 billion in 2014, says Western Digital

Dec 18, 22:02

The global storage market, including HDD and enterprise SSD devices, is expected to grow from around US$36 billion in 2013 to US$38 billion in 2014 and further to US$42 billion in 2015 as demand from cloud computing and Internet of things (IoT) industries as well as demand for personal, mobile and...

Western Digital sees opportunities in enterprise storage

ITRI, Netherlands-based TNO to jointly set up 3D printing R&D platform

Dec 18, 11:55

Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and TNO (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research), the largest industrial technology research organization in the Netherlands, have jointly announced a partnership to establish an international 3D printing...

ITRI-developed laser metal 3D printing equipment

Foxconn needs to solicit more talent from outside for business development, say sources

Dec 17, 15:56

The Foxconn Group needs to hire more talent from outside to accomplish its goal of transforming its operations from manufacturing to a trading-centric approach, according to industry sources.

Inventec reports revenues for November 2014

Stockwatch - Dec 12, 12:16

Inventec has reported consolidated revenues of NT$39.19 billion (US$1.25 billion) for November 2014, representing a 6.44% increase on month but a 12.13% drop on year.

Foxconn Technology reports growth in November sales

Stockwatch - Dec 11, 15:41

Foxconn Technology Corporation (FTC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.268 billion (US$492.52 million) for November 2014, representing a 19.67% increase on month and 29.08% increase on year.

Delta November revenues rise

Stockwatch - Dec 11, 15:10

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.797 billion (US$541.84 million) for November 2014, representing a 1.83% increase on month and 3.6% increase on year.

Foxconn posts record revenues for November

Stockwatch - Dec 11, 15:04

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported record monthly consolidated revenues of NT$514.79 billion (US$16.5 billion) for November, growing 9.76% on month and 12.85% on year. Foxconn's combined consolidated revenues for the first 11 months of 2014 reached NT$3.69 trillion, up 6.75%...

Quanta sees slight on-month decline in revenues, but growth in notebook shipments in November

Dec 10, 21:38

Quanta Computer saw its November consolidated revenues drop 1.4% on month and 17.8% on year to reach NT$80.83 billion (US$2.59 billion), but combined consolidated revenues from January-November 2014 grew 6.58% on year to reach NT$837.5 billion.

Foxlink sees revenues decline in November

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 16:16

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.169 billion (US$295.77 million) for November 2014, representing a 10.33% drop on month and 26.41% drop on year.

Notebook supply chain mulling shift back to production plants in China coastal areas

Dec 9, 13:59

Notebook supply chain players have recently started considering a return to their original production hubs in coastal cities of Southeastern China such as Kunshan since the Chongqing and Chengdu governments' tax-free subsidies have mostly expired and the Kunshan government's tax-cut terms have now...

Qisda November revenues down sequentially

Dec 9, 11:41

Design and manufacturing service (DMS) provider Qisda posted DMS revenues of NT$8.141 billion (US$265 million) for November, decreasing by 8.9% on month but increasing by 10.5% on year.

Wistron sees on-year revenue growth in November

Dec 8, 21:28

Wistron has announced consolidated revenues of NT$56.36 billion (US$1.81 billion) for November, down 2.45% on month, but up 14.27% on year and combined consolidated revenues of NT$531.59 billion for the first 11 months of 2014, down 7.7% on year.

Wistron to establish R&D center in southern Taiwan

Dec 8, 16:08

Wistron has signed contracts with the local government of Kaohsiung to establish an R&D center in the southern Taiwanese city's Yanchengpu MRT Station building. The R&D center will start operation in January 2015 and hire a stafff of 200.

ECS revenues up on month in November

Stockwatch - Dec 8, 16:04

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.93 billion (US$158.06 million) for November 2014, representing a 57.52% increase on month and 15.43% drop on year.

Advantech, Microsoft to jointly set up IoT platform

Dec 5, 16:09

Advantech will team up with Microsoft to set up an IoT WISE-Cloud (Wireless IoT Sensing Embedded-Cloud) platform to develop related solutions and products for a wide range of IoT and Big Data applications, according to company president Chaney Ho.

Commentary: Signing of FTA between China and Korea offers a choice for Taiwan

Dec 5, 14:10

The signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) between China and Korea is expected to result in a structural change in trade patterns between the two counties. The FTA and its consequences thus offer a rare moment for Taiwan to review its trade and industrial development policies.

Wage rates in eastern China rise in November

Nov 28, 12:36

The local government in Jiangsu Province, eastern China, increased wage rates on November 1, much later than other cities, to avoid imposing a heavy burden on electronics factories during the third quarter of 2014 when there was a serious shortage of labor. The minimum monthly wage increased CNY150...

Wistron to see good profits in 2015 thanks to iPhone 5c, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 27, 12:34

Wistron is expected to achieve shipments at levels similar to those of 2014 for its notebook, desktop and LCD TV businesses in 2015, but the ODM's handheld device business is expected to continue benefiting from Apple's iPhone 5c orders and an improved yield, the company is looking at a possible EPS...

Foxconn to continue investment in central Taiwan, says chairman

Nov 26, 15:55

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), viewing that local governments and enterprises in central Taiwan plan to integrate resources to develop precision machinery, precision optics, electric vehicles, robots, industrial automation and the Internet of Things, will continue to invest in the...

Terry Guo, Foxconn chairman

Connector maker BizLink looks to double-digit revenue growth in 2015

Nov 26, 10:42

Connector maker BizLink Holding expects its sales to grow by a double-digit rate in 2015, buoyed by increasing shipments to the automobile and medicare sectors, according to company vice present Tsai Yao-chen.

BizLink vice president Tsai Yao-chen

Foxconn to build airborne logistic hub in Zhengzhou

Nov 21, 15:37

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will sign agreements with Administration Commission of Zhengzhou Airport Economic Comprehensive Experimental Area in China by the end of 2014 to establish an airborne logistic hub 2km east of the airport.

Notebook supply chain starts preparing 1Q15 orders to minimize impact of labor shortages

Nov 20, 14:14

With the notebook supply chain's labor shortages in the first quarter of 2015 expected to be a lot more serious than in previous years, some notebook brand vendors such as Dell have asked suppliers to start processing their orders in December, a month earlier than usual, according to sources from the...

Pegatron may not achieve NT$1 trillion revenue goal until 2015

Nov 17, 22:00

Because of a weak first half in 2014, Pegatron Technology is unlikely to be able to achieve its NT$1 trillion (US$32.61 billion) revenue goal for 2014 despite the fact that the company's revenues in the fourth quarter are expected to rise dramatically thanks to Apple orders for the iPhone 6, according...

Wistron Kunshan to acquire equipment from Wistron InfoComm Technology

Stockwatch - Nov 17, 21:52

Wistron has announced that its subsidiary Wistron Kunshan, located in Kunshan, China will acquire equipment sets from its affiliate Wistron InfoComm Technology - also located in Kunshan - for an amount of CNY72.04 million (US$11.75 million), according to a company post on the Taiwan Stock Exchange...

China-Korea trade pact to weigh on foreign investments in Taiwan, says Foxconn chairman

Nov 17, 15:55

The consensus reached by China and Korea on a free trade agreement (FTA) is a warning to Taiwan as it will weigh on foreign investors for making investments in Taiwan, according to Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry).

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou

Foxconn posts 3Q14 net EPS of NT$2.30

Stockwatch - Nov 14, 14:05

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on November 13 released its financial report for the third quarter of 2014, recording consolidated revenues of NT$950.49 billion (US$31.37 billion), gross margin of 7.1%, net operating profit of NT$31.37 billion, net profit of NT$34.62 billion and net...

China-Korea FTA to impact Taiwan IT industry

Nov 13, 18:32

China and South Korea recently signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Acer founder Stan Shih said the agreement will put Taiwan at a disadvantage in IT competition.

Quanta sees EPS of NT$1.23 in 3Q14

Nov 13, 13:53

Quanta Computer has announced third-quarter results with operating profits reaching NT$11 billion (US$359.31 million), up 3.97% sequentially and EPS at NT$1.23; however, the company's operating gross margin dropped to only 4.5%, down from 4.93% in the second quarter, because of an increase in the company's...

Qisda posts over NT$1 billion in 3Q14 profit

Nov 13, 10:45

DMS (design and manufacturing service) provider Qisda has released its third-quarter 2014 financial report, recording net profit of NT$1.095 billion (US$36.5 million)and net EPS of NT$0.53 for the third quarter.

FTC reports revenues for October 2014

Stockwatch - Nov 12, 12:27

Foxconn Technology (FTC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.758 billion (US$425.27 million) for October 2014, representing a 46.25% increase on month and 30.07% increase on year.

Foxconn sees over 10% sequential revenue growth in October

Nov 11, 16:16

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$469 billion (US$15.35 billion) for October, up 12.89% on month and 22.58% on year, mainly thanks to its strong consumer electronics shipments, while its PC and communication products also achieved steady on-month...

Quanta October revenues decrease 3.72% sequentially

Stockwatch - Nov 11, 16:04

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$81.983 billion (US$2.73 billion) for October 2014, representing a 3.72% drop on month and 4.36% increase on year.

Notebook ODMs announces shipment performance for October

Nov 10, 22:21

Notebook ODMs Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have unveiled their shipment performance for October with Quanta having shipped 3.9 million notebooks in the month, down from 4.8 million units in September.

Compal reports 4.37% on-month drop in October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 16:20

Compal has reported consolidated revenues of NT$81.142 billion (US$2.7 billion) for October 2014, representing a 4.37% drop on month and 29.26% increase on year.

Pegatron October revenues rise

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 16:10

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$120.028 billion (US$4 billion) for October 2014, representing a 13.25% increase on month and 35.79% increase on year.

Altek revenues drop in October

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:11

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.006 billion (US$33.53 million) for October 2014, representing a 10.23% drop on month and 28.44% drop on year.

Foxlink reports revenues growth for October

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:03

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.225 billion (US$340.83 million) for October 2014, representing a 24.81% increase on month and 3.61% increase on year.

Inventec October sales flat on month

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:00

Inventec has reported consolidated revenues of NT$36.822 billion (US$1.23 billion) for October 2014, representing a 0.14% increase on month and 18.14% drop on year.

Digitimes Research: Thread to compete with ZigBee ZHA initially

Nov 6, 14:15

Thread, a new networking protocol for household appliances initiated by Google's Nest Labs, looks to compete with the ZHA (ZigBee Home Automation) standard, but there is a possibility for the two technologies to integrate together as they share some basic standards, according to Digitimes Research.

Intel Capital invests US$62 million in 16 innovative companies

Nov 5, 15:19

Intel Capital, Intel Corporation's global investment organization, has announced at the Intel Capital Global Summit investments in 16 technology companies. Totaling approximately US$62 million, the investments cover a broad spectrum of innovative technologies.

Quanta reportedly receives Google server orders for 1Q15

Nov 4, 11:43

Quanta Computer reportedly has received new orders from Google for servers recently and will start supplying in the first quarter of 2015, according to industry sources. Quanta declined to comment on its orders.

Foxconn to set up production base, exhibition center in Northern China, says paper

Nov 4, 00:35

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo has signed on for an investment to set up a production base for handsets and connectors and a center for exhibiting robotics, automation equipment, molds for international e-trade as well as a logistics operation in Shandong Province,...

Apple rumored to raise payments to accelerate iPhone 6 Plus production

Oct 23, 15:46

Seeing higher-than-expected iPhone 6 Plus demand, Apple is rumored to be considering raising its payments to Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) by 20-25% to encourage the Taiwan-based EMS provider to accelerate mass production efficiency for the device, according to sources from the upstream...

Supply chain estimated to deliver 50 million units of iPhone 6 in 2014

Oct 23, 15:06

Strong demand for Apple's iPhone 6 has boosted Pegatron Technology's orders for 2014 and the maker is expected to ship close to 25 million units before the end of 2014, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will also deliver about 25 million...

Foxconn subsidiary invests in cloud computing solution provider Hope Bay

Oct 16, 15:50

Ingrasys Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), has acquired a 40% stake in Taiwan-based cloud computing-based storage and computing solution provider Hope Bay Technologies.

Foxconn offers maximum reward of CNY10 million for anti-corruption informers

Oct 15, 15:32

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is offering rewards up to CNY10 million (US$1.63 million) for informing against corrupt employees who have taken bribes or kickbacks while handling Foxconn's procurement, according to industry sources, adding that the rewards will be given if offenders...

Quanta reports 4.8% on-month rise in September revenues

Stockwatch - Oct 13, 15:34

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$85.155 billion (US$2.84 billion) for September 2014, representing a 4.8% increase on month and 11.84% increase on year.

Compal reports revenues growth for September

Stockwatch - Oct 9, 16:40

Compal has reported consolidated revenues of NT$84.85 billion (US$2.83 billion) for September 2014, representing a 17.21% increase on month and 37% increase on year.

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