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Lite-On, Tsinghua Unigroup team up to tap China storage market

Dec 13, 15:36

Taiwan-based Lite-On Technology will team up with China's Tsinghua Unigroup to jointly develop the China market for storage products such as solid state drives (SSD), with the latter to invest US$55 million in the former's new subsidiary in Suzhou in a cooperative capital expansion pact signed December...

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AOET nets NT$1.52 per share for January-October

Dec 13, 15:06

Optical lens module maker Ability Opto-Electronics Technology (AOET) has reported pre-tax profit of NT$22.7 million (US$755,400), net profit of NT$18.4 million and net EPS of NT$0.20 for October 2017, leading to pre-tax profit of NT$178.1 million, net profit of NT$139.7 million and net EPS of NT$1.52...

IC designers to embrace lucrative smart speaker market in 2018

Dec 12, 15:01

With global brand vendors aggressively venturing into the smart speaker market, the worldwide demand for smart speakers is likely to rise sharply to 30-50 million units in 2018, and the ensuing explosive growth in demand for related chips has prompted mobile and network communications chips suppliers...

Cooling fan maker Power Logic scheduled for listing on December 28

Dec 12, 14:49

Taiwan-based cooling fan maker Power Logic is scheduled to be listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on December 28, according to company chairman Hsu Wen-fang.

China camera module suppliers gaining ground in smartphone space

Dec 12, 11:52

China-based suppliers of camera modules for smartphones such as O-film Technology and Holitech Technology have continued to expand their market share leveraging packaged module sales and strong support from local smartphone vendors, according to industry sources.

Everyyoung to cooperate with Materialise

Dec 12, 11:28

Everyyoung BioDimension, a provider of customized design services for medical auxiliary devices, will cooperate with Materialise to introduce the Belgium-based firm's medical software solution Mimics and related training programs to strengthen its capability of developing medical 3D printing, according...

Lens module makers see on-month growth in November revenues

Dec 12, 10:54

Lens module maker Asia Optical has reported November consolidated revenues of NT$1.578 billion (US$52.3 million) increasing 1.86% sequentially and 8.89% on year. Fellow makers Kinko Optical and Genius Electronic Optical have posted NT$294 million (up 4.38% sequentially but down 11.41% on year) and...

Lite-On Tech revenues drop on year in November

Dec 11, 17:41

Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.527 billion (US$617.5 million) for November 2017, representing a 5.06% increase on month and 13.17% drop on year.

Foxconn Technology revenues surge 140% on year in November

Dec 11, 17:39

Foxconn Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.179 billion (US$672.57 million) for November 2017, representing a 5.03% drop on month and 140.96% increase on year.

Altek reports on-year drop for November revenues

Dec 11, 15:06

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.033 billion (US$34.43 million) for November 2017, representing a 32.29% increase on month and 12.06% drop on year.

Gigabyte revenues up 21% on year in November

Dec 11, 15:06

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.543 billion (US$184.75 million) for November 2017, representing a 25.25% increase on month and 21.14% increase on year.

Foxlink reports increased revenues for November

Dec 11, 15:04

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.824 billion (US$360.76 million) for November 2017, representing a 15.75% increase on month and 18.14% increase on year.

Nvidia announces Titan V

Dec 11, 12:22

Nvidia has introduced Volta-based Titan V GPU for the PC, saying its 21.1 billion transistors deliver 110 teraflops, 9x that of its predecessor.

AOET ordered to pay Largan damages for trade secret theft

Dec 11, 11:39

Taiwan's Intellectual Property Court has ordered optical lens module maker Ability Opto-Electronics Technology (AOET) pay NT$1.522 billion (US$50.5 million) in damages to fellow maker Largan Precision for stealing the latter's business secrets.

Delta Electronics posts record November revenues

Dec 11, 10:44

Power supply maker and energy management solution developer Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.113 billion (US$700 million) for November, hitting the highest-ever monthly level with increases of 8.59% on month and 9.28% on year.

Genius Electronic begins to ship 6P lens modules

Dec 8, 12:19

Genius Electronic Optical has begun shipments of 6P (six plastic lens pieces) lens modules for use in rear cameras of smartphones, according to company chairman and president Jones Chen.

Chicony Electronics reports mild drops in November revenues

Dec 7, 18:06

Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.168 billion (US$238.77 million) for November 2017, representing a 1.25% drop on month and 0.67% drop on year.

ECS revenues drop on year in November

Dec 7, 18:05

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.706 billion (US$90.14 million) for November 2017, representing a 15.41% increase on month and 4.87% drop on year.

Microsoft Azure adopts AMD EPYC

Dec 7, 15:39

AMD has announced the first public cloud instances powered by its EPYC processor. Microsoft Azure has deployed AMD EPYC processors in its datacenters in advance of preview for its latest L-Series of Virtual Machines (VM) for storage optimized workloads. The Lv2 VM family will take advantage of the...

AI, IoT to greatly benefit Taiwan ICT sector, says TCA chair

Dec 7, 14:14

Taiwan information and communication technology (ICT) industry has no reason to show pessimism about its future prospect, as such new tech applications as AI (artificial intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things), and smart cities will be extended to all the industrial and commercial fields in the near...

TCA chairman Tung Tzu-hsien

Quanta strikes deal with Lumus for AR glasses

Dec 6, 20:33

Notebook ODM Quanta Computer has struck a licensing agreement with Lumus Optical l, an Israel-based developer of optical components used in AR (augmented reality) devices, for use of Lumus-developed optical solutions to produce lens modules for AR glasses.

Taiwan aerospace sector urged to challenge annual output of NT$1 trillion

Dec 6, 15:53

Taiwan's aerospace industry must manage to have its annual production value break through the NT$1 trillion (US$33.28 billion) mark in the next decade if it wants to absorb substantial funds from investors, according to Ho Mei-yueh, a policy adviser to the president.

Catcher looks to strong performance in 4Q17

Dec 6, 15:07

Notebook chassis maker Catcher Technology expects its performance for the fourth quarter of 2017 to be better than those recorded a quarter earlier and the same quarter of a year earlier, buoyed by its strong shipment momentum.

AR/VR devices expected to be Catcher's next target

Vacuum coating specialist Pragon taps into China car market

Dec 6, 14:18

Following three years of harsh operations,Taiwan-based vacuum sputtering specialist Pragon Technologies is staging a comeback with significant momentum, as it has tapped into the huge China auto-wheel sputtering market while also regaining confidence from customers in the US auto market, according...

Pragon-processed car wheels

Largan November revenues highest in 2017

Dec 6, 13:37

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.616 billion (US$187 million) for November, the highest monthly level so far in 2017 with growth of 0.05% on month and 7.84% on year.

Computex orgainzers promote 2018 event in Vietnam, Thailand

Dec 5, 14:10

Organizers of Computex were in Vietnam and Thailand recently promoting the 2018 edition of the Taipei event, which will have a strong focus on artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (AIoT).

Altek expects 3D sensing boom in next 5-8 years

Dec 5, 11:06

Digital camera and imaging solution supplier Altek expects 3D sensing to see strong demand in the next 5-8 years, according to company chairman and CEO Alex Hsia.

Altek

Taiwan optical communication players receiving short lead-time orders from China

Dec 1, 16:15

After having experienced sluggish sales for more than one year, the China optical communication market is gradually gaining growth momentum, promoting customers there to place short lead-time orders with Taiwan suppliers of optical communication products to replenish their depleting inventories, according...

Hinge maker SZS diversifying product lines with higher MIM capacity

Nov 30, 13:51

With the notebook industry entering a plateau period, Taiwan's leading notebook hinge maker Shin Zu Shings (SZS) is aggressively expanding product lines to include hinges for auto parts, medical equipment and machine tools by utilizing its MIM (metal injection molding) capacity, and will build two...

Notebook hinge maker Sinher boosting MIM self-sufficiency rate to 50%

Nov 30, 12:10

Notebook hinge maker Sinher Technology is installing two more batch furnaces to expand in-house MIM (metal injection molding) production capacity to meet growing demand, bringing to six the total number of such furnaces by the end of 2017 to achieve a self-sufficiency rate of 50%, up from the present...

Sinher Technology chairman Su Ding-hong

Nextronics to ship up to 800,000 connectors for cardiac catheterization in 2017

Nov 29, 16:39

Nextronics Engineering, a maker of connectors for industrial computing and optical communication devices, extended production to medical applications in 2009. It shipped 680,000 disposable medical connectors for cardiac catheterization in January-October 2017 and expects to ship 750,000-800,000 units...

Xiaomi, Baidu to jointly develop integrated IoT/AI ecosystem

Nov 29, 15:16

Xiaomi Technology has teamed up with Internet service provider Baidu to jointly develop an integrated IoT+AI ecosystem in China. The hardware-software integrated ecosystem will be established by leveraging Xiaomi's application scenarios, smart hardware devices, big data and Baidu's AI technology, mass...

Connected devices on Xiaomi IoT platform

Chassis maker In Win looks to turn profitable in 2018

Nov 29, 14:30

Computer chassis maker In Win Development is expected to swing back to profitability in 2018 as the company has shifted its production focus to power supply products, IPCs, servers and cloud software solutions, while also reducing production cost by farming out production of electronics parts, according...

Earphone brand 1More achieves 40 million shipments milestone

Nov 28, 16:18

China-based earphone brand 1More, a Xiaomi Technology-invested company, sold over 40 million earphones worldwide from August 2013 to July 2017 and is expected to be able to maintain an annual growth of around 30% in the coming years.

Delta showcases IIoT solutions for smart manufacturing in Nuremberg

Nov 28, 15:51

Taiwan-based Delta Group, a supplier of power, thermal management and automation solutions, is showcasing its latest integrated solutions and framework for smart manufacturing at the SPS/IPC/Drives/Nuremberg 2017 (SPS 2017) exhibition in Germany.

Server shipments weaker than expected in 2H17

Nov 28, 15:24

Demand for Intel Purley-based servers has not grown as strong as expected in the second half of 2017 with some brand vendors seeing their shipments reaching only half of their original expectations, according to sources from the server upstream supply chain.

Server demand falls short of expectation in 2H17

DJI dominates drone market, says VP

Nov 28, 15:13

China-based Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology (DJI) has kept developing innovative drone models for various applications and has occupied over 70% of the global consumer drone market, according to company vice president Xu Huabin.

Taiwan market: Xiaomi to accelerate business operation

Nov 28, 14:54

Xiaomi Technology will further enhance its presence in the Taiwan market in 2018 by expanding the number its retail shops and introducing more smart household appliances into the local market, according to Xiaomi Taiwan general manager Henman Lee.

Taiwan motherboard makers stop accepting low-margin desktop OEM orders

Nov 28, 12:32

Some Taiwan-based motherboard makers who provide desktop OEM/ODM services to brand PC vendors have decided to stop taking low-margin OEM orders, and instead have either reduced their desktop production lines or shifted more capacity to support production of IoT and AI devices, according to sources...

MediaTek launches chipset supporting NB-IoT

Nov 27, 13:03

MediaTek has announced its newest chipset, the MT2621 dual-mode system-on-chip (SoC) designed for Internet of Things (IoT) applications with both narrow band IoT (NB-IoT) Release 14 (R14) and GSM/GPRS connectivity. The MT2621 chipset brings dual-mode cellular technologies for IoT, and ensures lowest...

Genius improving yield rates for iPhone X lens modules, say sources

Nov 27, 10:58

Genius Electronic Optical is actively hiking yield rates for two lens modules - a 7-megapixel one and a 3D sensing one - for front cameras of iPhone X, which is likely to help improve its fourth-quarter revenues, according to the industry sources.

Kinko developing receiver optical lenses for 3D sensing

Nov 27, 10:47

Kinko Optical is developing receiver optical lenses for 3D sensing, which is expected to see fast growing adoption by smartphone vdndors, according to company chairman Kent Chen.

Kinko Optical chairman Kent Chen (standing) at an investor confernece

Lite-On Tech develops IoT-based smart-home products

Nov 23, 16:09

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has disclosed it has been developing IoT (Internet of Things)-based smart-home product lines, such as devices for smart lighting and smart energy management.

Lite-On's IoT-based smart-home devices

IT spending in India to reach US$87.1 billion in 2018, says Gartner

Nov 23, 16:05

India IT spending is projected to total US$87.1 billion in 2018, an increase of 9.2% from 2017 estimated spending of US$79.7 billion, according to Gartner.

Automation market full of opportunities, says Aurotek executive

Nov 23, 15:57

Aurotek, founded in 1981, was one of the earliest automation equipment component suppliers in Taiwan. The company started the business as a distribution agent of mechanical equipment components such as bearings, ball screws, and universal joints from Japan, according to Aurotek's special assistance...

Aurotekˇ¦s Special Assistance to Chairman Nelson Chang

Western Europe printer market declines in 3Q17, says IDC

Nov 23, 15:41

The Western European printer and multifunction (MFP) market decreased by 3.2% on year in unit terms in third-quarter 2017, accordinng to IDC. There were negative sales performances in both inkjet and laser markets for units, and value for the laser market was down too. In third-quarter 2017 shipments...

NPO MLCC tight supply lingers due to booming demand

Nov 23, 15:05

The market supply of MLCC (multi-layer ceramic capacitors) has remained tight, especially NPO models, due to increasing demand from the mobile-device fast charging and wireless charging segments, with the tight supply not expected to ease until the first half of 2018 at the earliest, according to...

MLCC remains in tight supply

Competition heating up in Asia Pacific gaming notebook market

Nov 23, 13:51

Based on global shipments of Nvidia GeForce GTX series, about 5.5 million gaming notebooks will be shipped globally in 2017, up from 4.5 million units in 2016, with Asustek and Micro-Star International (MSI) standing firmly as the top-2 vendors. But they are facing increasingly fierce competition from...

Gaming facilities increasingly popular

Asustek to remain top motherboard vendor in 2018

Nov 21, 13:16

Asustek Computer is expected to stay in lead in the motherboard market in 2018 despite weakening overall demand, while its graphics card shipments have also been picking up during the past few months and are estimated to remain strong in 2018.

Asustek to stay firmly at the top in the motherboard market in 2018

More China entry-level VR, smartphone vendors to exit markets

Nov 20, 15:25

Almost half of China's brand vendors of entry-level to mid-range VR (virtual reality) devices and smartphones have been forced to quit the markets, as the price gaps of their products with higher-end models have narrowed significantly to undermine their competitiveness, according to industry sources...

Ledtech ramping up low-temperature LED lighting capacity
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