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Primax revenues to hit new high in August, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 23, 16:10

Primax Electronics is expected to see its revenues hit a new high in August, buoyed by a 10% capacity ramp of its compact camera modules (CCMs) and peak season demand for audio products, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Digitimes Research: Japan to focus on developing self-driving, medicare and smart-factory industries

Aug 23, 14:57

The Japan Revitalization Strategy 2016 calls for the development of key technologies related to the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), including IoT, robot and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and also aims to push Japan's GDP to reach JPY600 trillion (US$5.992 trillion) by 2021...

Lenovo shifts component orders back to Taiwan makers

Aug 23, 11:38

Lenovo reportedly has shifted back some of its component orders from China-based suppliers to Taiwan-based ones in the second half of 2016 in order to improve its profitability, since China makers are still less competitive in terms of product quality, delivery time and production capacity, according...

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Commentary: Taiwan makers reluctant to yield to Apple requests to lower quotes

Aug 19, 14:13

Apple has met resistance from makers in Taiwan's supply chain to lower their quotes for parts and components for iPhone 7 devices, a move which aims to force Apple to discontinue its established policy of constantly squeezing profits from Taiwan suppliers.

E-book reader maker Netronix swings back to profitability in 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 18, 15:29

E-book reader maker Netronix has reported net profits of NT$89.41 million (US$2.84 million) for the second quarter of 2016, a significant improvement from a loss of NT$85.07 million posted in the previous quarter.

IDF San Francisco: Intel CEO introduces vision for merged reality

Aug 18, 10:21

The 2016 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) kicked off on August 16 in San Francisco with an opening keynote by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. Krzanich articulated the company's vision for the future of technology spanning virtual reality, autonomous driving, the industrial Internet, and the important role developers...

Digitimes Research: 2H16 white-box tablet shipments to be 30% higher than 1H16

Aug 17, 12:01

Shipments of white-box tablets are expected to reach 39 million units in the second half of 2016, a 30% increase compared to those shipped in the first half of the year, buoyed by an easing in component supplies and pricing, as well as an expected pick-up in demand from the US and Europe, according...

IPC maker Parpro reports improved earnings for 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 16, 14:02

Taiwan-based industrial PC maker Parpro has reported net profits of NT$37 million (US$1.18 million) for the second quarter of 2016, increasing 60% from a quarter earlier. Second-quarter EPS stood at NT$0.55.

Cleanroom equipment provider UIS earnings up in 1H16

Newswatch - Aug 16, 14:01

Cleanroom equipment provider United Integrated Services (UIS) saw its net profits increase 21.1% sequentially to NT$394 million (US$12.56 million) in the second quarter of 2016. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$1.65.

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to drop below 150 million units in 2016

Aug 15, 22:46

Worldwide notebook shipments are expected to drop 7.3% on year to below 150 million units in 2016 as Windows 10's new anniversary update is not attractive enough to prompt a lot users to purchase new PCs and Intel's Kaby Lake-based processors only had a small upgrade from the previous-generation models...

Foxconn Technology reports sequential revenue growth for July 2016

Stockwatch - Aug 15, 11:46

Foxconn Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.86 billion (US$218.59 million) for July 2016, representing a 13.02% increase on month and 5.31% decline on year.

Quanta expects 2H16 notebook shipments to grow 5-10% from 1H16

Aug 15, 10:31

ODM Quanta Computer expects notebook shipments in the second half of 2016 to increase 5-10% from the first half, the company said at an August 12 investors conference.

POS solution provider Posiflex to acquire KIS Acquisition

Newswatch - Aug 15, 10:14

Own-brand POS (point of sale) equipment maker Posiflex Technology has announced that it will fully acquire US-based KIS Acquisition for US$105 million. The deal is expected to complete at the end of August.

Battery maker Simplo looks to flat sales in 3Q16

Newswatch - Aug 12, 16:11

Battery maker Simplo Technology expects sales to reach NT$14.06-14.6 billion in the third quarter of 2016, slightly higher than the NT$13.59 billion posted in the previous quarter.

Foxconn 2Q16 net EPS hits 12-quarter low

Stockwatch - Aug 12, 15:16

Foxconn Electronics has released financial its report for the second quarter of 2016, with net EPS of NT$1.02 its lowest quarterly level since the third quarter of 2013.

Compal reports weak results for July

Aug 11, 10:47

Compal Electronics' July consolidated revenues dropped 18.5% on month and 5.3% on year to reach only NT$56.94 billion (US$1.84 billion), while consolidated revenues for January-July went down 11.1% on year to reach NT$406.5 billion.

Quanta revenues grow despite notebook shipment drop in July

Stockwatch - Aug 11, 10:43

Quanta Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$72.18 billion (US$2.33 billion) for June, up 3.9% on month, but down 13.7% on year, while consolidated revenues for the first seven months of 2016 were NT$477.22 billion, down 11.6% from the same period a year ago.

Foxconn July results lower than expected

Aug 11, 10:30

Foxconn Electronics has reported revenues of NT$293 billion (US$9.429 billion) for July, down 3.94% on month and 6.15% on year. The performance was lower than market expectations.

China-based Luxshare to take up 51% stake in Merry subsidiary

Aug 11, 10:09

The board of directors of headset maker Merry Electronics has approved a capital expansion project for its subsidiary in Suzhou, under which ICT-Lanto, a subsidiary of China-based Luxshare Precision Industry, will invest CNY530 million (US$79.74 million) to take up a 51% stake in Merry's Suzhou subs...

Wistron, Inventec see mixed shipment performances in July

Aug 8, 22:32

Wistron and Inventec announced their shipment performances in July with Wistron shipping 1.5 million notebooks in the month, down 21.05% on month and Inventec 1.4 million mobile devices, down from 1.6 million units a month ago.

Foxlink revenues drop on year in July

Stockwatch - Aug 8, 15:57

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.254 billion (US$230.37 million) for July 2016, representing a 13.8% increase on month and 23.76% drop on year.

Wistron revenues up on year in July

Stockwatch - Aug 8, 15:57

Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$47.54 billion (US$1.51 billion) for July 2016, representing a 12.04% drop on month and 6.08% increase on year.

Battery maker Simplo reports flat sales for July

Newswatch - Aug 4, 15:52

Battery maker Simplo Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$4.582 billion (US$144.67 million) for July, up 2.6% sequentially but down 10.8% on year.

IPC maker Ennoconn sees revenues up on-year in July

Newswatch - Aug 4, 15:28

Industry PC supplier Ennoconn has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.199 billion (US$37.79 million) for July, down 8.74% on month but up 36.68% on year.

Notebook hinge maker SZS sees profits down in 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 4, 14:59

Notebook hinge maker Shin Zu Shing (SZS) has reported net profits of NT$180 million (US$5.673 million) for the second quarter of 2016, down 3.7% on quarter and 40% on year. Second-quarter EPS stood at NT$1.01, the lowest in 11 quarters.

Foxconn interested in taking up Korea-based Tongyang Magic, says report

Aug 3, 14:10

Foxconn Electronics reportedly is interested in participating in a bit to take up the management of Korea-based household appliance vendor Tongyang Magic, according to a Korea Economic Daily report.

IPC maker Axiomtek reports decreased earnings for 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 2, 10:59

Industrial PC (IPC) maker Axiomtek has announced net profits NT$76 million (US$2.41 million) for the second quarter of 2016, down 29% on quarter and 1.2% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.97.

Advantech sees profits up in 2Q16 and 1H16

Newswatch - Aug 1, 12:33

Industrial computing device maker Advantech saw its net profits increase 11% on quarter and 10% on year to NT$1.46 billion (US$45.72 million) in the second quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.32 for the three-month period.

Vizio acquisition expected to push LeEco-Foxconn partnership

Jul 28, 21:23

With LeEco Global's (LeTV) acquisition of Vizio, some market watchers believe Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), which has a tight relationship with LeEco and has been making frequent contact with the China-based maker recently, will likely push the establishment of a new TV platform...

Pegatron automates factory in Shanghai, says chairman

Jul 27, 21:31

Pegatron Technology chairman TH Tung has commented on China-based media reports that Pegatron's factory in Shanghai, China has recruited fewer workers than in 2015, saying that Pegatron has adopted Industry 4.0 concepts to automate production at the factory to reduce workforce while maintaining outp...

Connector maker Sinbon reports earnings for 2Q16

Newswatch - Jul 27, 21:26

Connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics has reported net profits of NT$308.41 million (US$9.26 million) or NT$1.42 per share for the second quarter of 2016.

Foxlink developing service-oriented robot products

Jul 27, 15:08

Connector maker Foxlink (Cheng Uei Precision Industry) is interested in the service robot market and has been taking related development projects for entering the sector, according to the company.

POS device supplier Posiflex reports strong earnings for 1H16

Newswatch - Jul 26, 15:15

Own-brand POS (point of sale) equipment maker Posiflex Technology has reported net profits of NT$175 million (US$5.43 million) for the second quarter of 2016, up 48% on quarter and 11% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.5 for the quarter.

Pegatron sees weak 2Q16; expected to have strong 3Q16, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 25, 15:37

Pegatron Technology is expected to see its net profits reach only NT$250 million (US$7.78 million) in the second quarter, down 40% sequentially, and EPS of only around NT$1 despite having high gross margins in the second quarter, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report...

Oculus tying up with Asustek to promote Rift, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 25, 10:33

Oculus VR will partner with Asustek Computer to promote the sale of Oculus Rift in the Taiwan market, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Samsung invests in China-based BYD

Jul 22, 14:54

Shanghai Samsung Semiconductor, a unit of Samsung Electronics, has acquired 52.26 million shares of BYD Electronic for CNY3 billion (US$449 million), according to an announcement by the China-based electric vehicle maker.

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom to introduce Pepper into local market

Newswatch - Jul 21, 12:29

Asia Pacific Telecom, one of the five 4G mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, will officially introduce Pepper, a service robot jointly developed by SoftBank and Foxconn Electronics, into the Taiwan market on July 25, with the availability of the robot to begin in September, according to a Chinese-language...

Commentary: ARM a must for SoftBank in paradigm shift

Jul 20, 12:46

SoftBank's decision to buy out ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2 billion) not only highlights the ruthless investment style of SoftBank's chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son, but also indicates the future business opportunities that will come along with the rising penetration of Internet of Things (IoT).

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Chip shipments for VR devices to boom

Jul 20, 12:28

Chip shipments for VR (virtual reality) devices are expected to surge during the year-end shopping season in Europe and the US, according to industry sources.

Merry to form investment partnership with Luxshare via Suzhou subsidiary

Jul 19, 15:59

Headset maker Merry Electronics has signed a letter of intent for cooperation with China-based Luxshare Precision Industry under which Luxshare or one of its subsidiaries will take up a 40-60% stake in a Merry subsidiary in Suzhou, China for CNY400-600 million (US$59.71-89.57 million).

Xiaomi to announce two new notebooks at the end of July; manufactured by different ODMs

Jul 19, 12:18

China-based Xiaomi is planning to announce two new notebooks on July 27 with the 12.5-inch model manufactured by Inventec and having already entered into mass shipments. The 13-inch model will be handled by Wistron and the device's component supply is currently under evaluation and should begin mass...

Kunming hi-tech zone to help Foxconn cooperate with Yunnan Communication, say reports

Jul 15, 15:34

Kunming National Hi-Tech Industry Development Zone in Yunnan Province, southwestern China, has been aggressively persuading Foxconn Electronics and Yunnan Communication, a local provider of digital terrestrial and cable TV services, to cooperate and establish plants in the industry zone, according...

Samsung to take up 4% stake in China-based BYD, says paper

Jul 15, 14:19

Samsung Electronics has decided to invest KRW500 billion (U$442 million) to take up a 4% stake in China-based electric vehicle maker BYD Electronic, according to a Korea Economic Daily report.

Automation is best solution to lower labor and land costs, says Kenmec chairman

Jul 15, 12:00

While Taiwan-based manufacturers setting up factories in China keep relocating to seek the lowest labor and land costs, automated production is the best solution, according to chairman Frank Hsieh for production equipment maker Kenmec Mechanical Engineering

Clevo sees sales down slightly in June, looks to strong 2H16

Newswatch - Jul 15, 10:56

Clevo has reported revenues of NT$1.26 billion (US$39.37 million) for June, down 22% on month and 1.6% on year. Second-quarter revenues reached NT$4.32 billion, down 9.2% but up 5.8% on year.

ASRock reports increased sales for June

Newswatch - Jul 15, 10:55

ASRock has reported revenues of NT$559.37 million (US$17.48 million) for June, up 9.22% on month and 9.41% on year. Accumulated 2016 revenues through June totaled NT$3.457 billion, increasing 3.56% from a year earlier.

Wistron announces treasury stock buyback results

Stockwatch - Jul 13, 22:12

Wistron originally planned spend a maximum of NT$37.75 billion (US$1.18 billion) to buy back 60 million treasury shares with a price range between NT$16-26 from May 14 to July 13; however, the company only bought back 24.36 million shares during the period, according to a company posting on the Taiwan...

TEEMA holds 2 shows in Kunshan

Jul 13, 15:25

The Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association (TEEMA) is cooperating with the government of Kunshan City, eastern China, to hold the 2016 Kunshan Electrical, Electronic & Equipment Exposition as well as the 2016 Kunshan Intelligent Automation and Robotics Exposition in the city...

Pegatron sees over 30% growth in June revenues

Jul 12, 15:32

Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$93.35 billion (US$2.89 billion) for June, growing 40.27% on month and 33.34% on year, and NT$224.98 billion for the second quarter, down 12.24% sequentially and 3.2% on year.

Foxconn sees less than 5% drop on year in June revenues; expected to achieve strong performance in 2H16

Jul 12, 14:39

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$305.01 billion (US$9.46 billion) for June, up 3.25% on month, but down 4.25% on year, and NT$922.81 billion for the second quarter, down 3.67% sequentially and 5.12% on year.

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