Quanta Storage quits production of slim-type ODDs, steps into SSDs
Jul 29, 15:08
Quanta Storage stopped production of slim-type optical disc drives (ODDs) for notebooks at the end of 2015 and cleaned its inventory in the first quarter of 2016. The company stepped into OEM/ODM production of SSDs and began to offer enterprise server-use SSDs under own-brand Techman in the second...
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...
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.
Notebook players less keen to adopt USB Type C
Jul 27, 11:44
While the USB Type-C interface is seeing growing popularity among smartphones and tablets, notebook and all-in-one (AIO) PC vendors are less aggressive about adopting the technology into their latest products because of design and cost issues, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
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.
AMD introduces new professional graphics
Jul 26, 14:17
AMD has unveiled new solutions to address modern content creation and engineering: the new Radeon Pro WX series of professional graphics cards. The new brand, targeting 10 million professional graphics users is created based on the Polaris architecture.
Component makers to see weak orders for tablets and wearables
Jul 26, 12:25
Upstream component makers have seen weaker-than-expected orders for tablet and wearable products since the early first half and the issue is expected to continue in the second half of the year and will hurt the makers' revenue performances in 2016.
Ritek steps into bio-testing optical discs
Jul 26, 12:02
Ritek has extended its optical disc production from the IT segment to bio-testing and begun shipments to Europe-based clients, according to company chairman and CEO Gordon Yeh.
HTC to face increasing competition in VR market in 2H16
Jul 26, 11:05
HTC is expected to face increasing competition from other brand vendors in the VR (virtual reality) market in the second half of 2016 as VR or AR (augmented reality) devices appear to be hot-selling items for the forthcoming year-end holiday shopping season, according to industry sources.
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.
Software solution provider GrandTech reports increased earnings for 2Q16
Stockwatch - Jul 20, 21:45
GrandTech CG Systems, a Taiwan-based supplier of IT products and a software solution provider, has reported pre-tax earnings of NT$49.58 million (US$1.55 million) for the second quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.92 before taxes for the period.
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).
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).
Hinge makers see increasing demand for MIM-made hinges
Jul 19, 15:49
Demand for metal injection molding-made (MIM) hinges is expected to grow strongly in the second half of the year as Apple's upcoming new ultra-thin MacBooks will feature the component, while many brand vendors' new 2-in-1 devices will also continue using the hinges. Taiwan-based hinge maker Shin Zu...
SoftBank to acquire ARM
Jul 18, 16:24
The boards of directors of SoftBank and ARM have announced that they have reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended all-cash acquisition of ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2 billion).
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.
Notebook chip order visibility extends
Jul 13, 14:02
Taiwan-based IC design houses have landed an influx of orders for notebooks, and have seen better order visiility for the third quarter, according to industry sources.
Gigabyte launches two new GeForce GTX 1070 graphics cards
Jul 13, 11:09
Gigabyte Technology has announced the availability of two new variants of GeForce GTX 1070 graphics cards. They are the small form factor GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC Edition (GV-N1070IXOC-8GD) and the dual-fan GTX 1070 Windforce OC Edition (GV-N1070WF2OC-8GD).
Chicony Electronics revenues flat on year in June
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:17
Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.922 billion (US$214.94 million) for June 2016, representing a 14.38% increase on month and 0.78% drop on year.
Foxlink revenues drop on year in June
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:14
Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.374 billion (US$197.93 million) for June 2016, representing a 11.12% increase on month and 15.1% drop on year.
Gigabyte June revenues increase
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:13
Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.853 billion f(US$150.7 million) or June 2016, representing a 47.36% increase on month and 26.17% increase on year.
Altek reports decreased revenues for June
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:12
Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$890 million (US$27.64 million) for June 2016, representing a 6.06% drop on month and 6.74% drop on year.
MSI reports increased revenues for June
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:06
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.719 billion (US$270.74 million) for June 2016, representing a 22.59% increase on month and 25.59% increase on year.
Delta Electronics revenues increase in June
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 15:38
Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.874 billion (US$555.02 million) for June 2016, increasing 0.5% on month and 5% on year.
Lite-On Technology June revenues hit 8-month high
Jul 11, 11:04
EMS provider Lite-On Technology on July 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$19.107 billion (US$590 million) for June, the highest monthly level since November 2015 and increasing 9.58% on month and 7.78% on year.
Motherboard players see 20-30% drop in 2Q16 shipments
Jul 8, 11:05
Motherboard players' shipments suffered worse-than-expected sequential declines in the second quarter of 2016 with many seeing over 20% decreases and some around 30%, according to sources from the motherboard industry. Orders from the retail channel for the third quarter remain weak and the issue is...
Catcher sees drop in June revenues
Jul 7, 15:23
Metal chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$5.61 billion (US$173.1 million) for June, down 4.6% on month and 9.4% on year, while consolidated revenues for the second quarter were NT$17.52 billion, up 4% sequentially, but down 12.9% on year.
ECS June revenues decrease
Stockwatch - Jul 6, 15:59
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.672 billion (US$82.54 million)for June 2016, representing a 34.65% increase on month and 46.15% drop on year.
Foxconn connector subsidiary applies for listing on HKEX
Jul 6, 15:47
Foxconn Group's connector affiliate, Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), has recently applied to be listed on Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) using the name FIT Hon Teng, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Foxconn did not comment on the decision.
Largan sees June revenues drop on year
Jul 6, 11:30
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.594 billion (US$110.9 million) for June, so far the highest monthly level in 2016 and growing 6.89% sequentially but slipping 29.61% on year.
Headset maker Merry June revenues reach all-time high
Newswatch - Jul 5, 22:03
Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported revenues of NT$1.409 million (US$43.66) million for June, the company's highest monthly figures. June's figures also represented an increase of 56.61% from the same period a year earlier.
BeingNet Alliance establishes medical application wing
Jul 5, 12:10
Acer founder Stan Shih on July 4 announced the establishment of a medical application net for BeingNet Alliance and has invited Taiwan's ex-premier Simon Chang to be the chairman of the alliance. Prior to the medical application net, the alliance already established an application net for agriculture...
Taiwan IT players see Apple demanding price cuts
Jul 5, 12:02
With worldwide smartphone shipment growth slowing down, Apple has been cutting its existing upstream component suppliers' quotes and seeking new component suppliers to maintain its high gross margins. Several Taiwan-based IT players such as Largan Precision, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry)...
Robust SSD demand to buoy related IC revenues in 3Q16
Jul 1, 16:06
Robust SSD demand will buoy related IC suppliers' revenues in the third quarter of 2016. Companies including Phison Electronics, Silicon Motion Technology and Realtek Semiconductor are expected to post brisk sales for the third quarter, according to industry sources.
Hota Industrial lands 7-year orders from BorgWarner
Jul 1, 15:42
Automotive component and parts maker Hota Industrial has obtained 7-year orders for transfer case components from US-based automotive part supplier BorgWarner, with shipments to begin in the fourth quarter of 2018 and annual shipments to range from 100,000 to 300,000 units, according to the company.
Taiwan government rejects China investment in Merry
Jul 1, 14:24
Taiwan's Investment Commission has rejected a plan by headset maker Merry Electronics to sell 63 million new shares to China-based Luxshare Precision Industry through a private placement for NT$3.78 billion (US$117.24million).