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Asia Tech Image to ship CIS modules to China-based ATM maker

Stockwatch - Jul 30, 16:10

Asia Tech Image will soon begin to ship contact image sensor (CIS) modules capable of recognizing counterfeit paper money to the second largest China-based ATM (automated teller machine) maker, company president Iris Wu said at a July 29 investors conference.

Young Optics to start production of industrial optical modules for ultra-slim surveillance devices

Stockwatch - Jul 30, 15:52

Optical module and component maker Young Optics will begin production of industrial optical modules for use in ultra-slim video surveillance devices in the third quarter of 2015, according to the company.

High-end graphics cards become new focus for vendors

Jul 30, 14:08

Graphics card players have recently started turning their focuses to mid-range and high-end graphics cards as related demand from enthusiast gamers continues to rise despite the fact that overall PC sales are still weak, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Delta Electronics starts integration of Norway-based Eltek

Jul 30, 14:06

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has begun integration of Eltek ASA, a Norway-based company engaged in development, production and marketing of power supplies. Delta acquired a 100% stake in Eltek in December 2014, according to company chairman Yancey Hai...

Wistron chairman expresses concerns about China supply chain takeover

Jul 30, 13:59

Commenting on the Taiwan government's recent project of providing NT$500 billion (US$15.91 billion) loans to Taiwan's medium-to-large size enterprises, Wistron chairman Simon Lin is concerned that the government may place strict policies on the loans, causing only a few companies to be eligible. Lin...

Taiwan IC firms positive about demand for USB 3.1 Type-C solutions

Jul 30, 13:57

Taiwan-based IC design companies including ASMedia Technology, Etron Technology and VIA Labs are all gearing up to offer USB 3.1 Type-C solutions as they anticipate the interface will see widespread adoption among notebooks and smartphones.

Intel defines 6 desktop market segments for CPU platforms, say Taiwan makers

Jul 29, 15:41

Intel, in a bid to promote desktop CPU platforms, has divided the whole market into six segments in terms of market positioning and price: Enthusiast Tower catering to demand for gaming, video/audio content and high performance, Mainstream appealing by high performance-price ratios, all-in-one (AIO)...

Biometrics industry to generate US$13 billion in revenues during 2015, says firm

Jul 27, 14:49

Biometric technologies are developed constantly, strengthening their position in both existing markets like law enforcement and government applications, but also in emerging high-value segments like the consumer and banking markets. Near-infrared iris recognition technology is a promising up-and-comer...

China makers gain upper hand over Taiwan rivals in IoT orders

Jul 24, 12:07

Many Silicon Valley-based startups have chosen makers in Shenzhen, China, instead of Taiwan-based ODMs, for production of hardware devices for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, according to sources in Taiwan's notebook supply chain.

Tablet AP revenues decline in 1Q15, says Strategy Analytics

Jul 23, 15:17

The global tablet applications processor (AP) market declined 6% year-over-year to reach US$733 million in the first quarter of 2015, according to Strategy Analytics.

Intel preparing to release notebook Skylake in October

Jul 23, 10:06

Following the upcoming release of desktop Skylake processors at Gamescom in Germany in August, Intel's Skylake processors for notebooks will start showing up in October. The CPU giant is planning to launch a total of 18 notebook Skylake processors in the fourth quarter, looking to help boost notebook...

Taiwan Chelic to debut on TSE in 4Q15

Jul 22, 15:50

Taiwan Chelic, a maker of pneumatic automation components for own-brand sale and ODM/OEM production, will list on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the company.

Simplo, Dynapack to supply battery modules for use in new Surface, say Taiwan makers

Jul 21, 22:01

Simplo Technology and Dynapack International Technology have landed orders for battery modules for use in new Surface devices to be launched by Microsoft in the third quarter, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

ASRock reorganizing China operation

Jul 21, 14:02

ASRock has recently started a business reorganization and is significantly adjusting its operation team in China, looking to raise the proportion of China employees to enhance its sales and turn its China's motherboard business profitable.

AMD reports 2Q15 results

Jul 17, 12:27

AMD has announced revenues for the second quarter of 2015 of US$942 million, operating loss of US$137 million, and net loss of US$181 million, or US$0.23 per share. Non-GAAP operating loss was US$87 million and non-GAAP net loss was US$131 million, or US$0.17 per share.

Foxlink steps into biotechnological disposal of leftovers

Jul 17, 11:02

Electronic connector maker Foxlink (Cheng Uei Precision Industry) has stepped into green businesses recycling food leftovers into fertilizer using biotechnological processes. Trials are being undertaken at its factory in northern Taiwan, according to the company, adding that its fertilizers can be...

Largan Precision nets NT$68.82 per share for 1H15

Jul 16, 22:31

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision recorded net EPS of NT$68.82 (US$2.23) for the first half of 2015, the company said at a July 16 investors conference.

Asustek, Gigabyte each ship 8 million brand motherboards in 1H15

Jul 15, 16:01

Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology each shipped about eight million own-brand motherboards globally during the first half of 2015 and are only expected to deliver 18 million units each in the whole year, down from the original forecast of 20 million units each earlier, according to sources from...

Seagate lowers revenue, earning forecasts for fiscal 4Q15

Jul 14, 22:01

Storage device supplier Seagate Technology has said that revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, which ended July 3, will total US$2.9 billion, lower than its previous forecast of US$3.2-3.3 billion and also lower than market expectations of US$3.19 billion.

ASMedia cuts USB 3.1 solution pricing to below US$3

Jul 14, 15:53

Seeing that Intel has reduced its USB 3.1 chip solution price from US$10 to less than US$6, ASMedia has also recently cut its USB 3.1 product pricing to below US$3, hoping to gain orders from motherboard players. Intel supports transmission rates up to 40Gbps, while the ASMedia's solution can support...

ASMedia cuts USB 3.1 solution prices to attract orders from motherboard players

Micron boosts data center storage security with new SATA SSD featuring enterprise data encryption

Jul 14, 15:41

Micron Technology has announced a new encryption-enhanced solid state drive (SSD) for read-centric data center workloads, accelerating the transition from legacy hard disk drives (HDDs) to higher-performance flash-based storage. The M510DC combines a suite of firmware data protection features with...

Wearable device orders may not be strong enough to support supply chain growth

Jul 14, 15:14

Although many brand vendors have launched wearable products, orders for wearable devices may not be sufficient to drive growth for related component suppliers. The vendors have many different devices and each of them needs only a small amount of components support, according to sources from the upstream...

Altek sees June revenues drop

Stockwatch - Jul 13, 16:30

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$955 million (US$30.8 million) for June 2015, representing a 1.11% drop on month and 25.76% drop on year.

MSI reports increases in June revenues

Stockwatch - Jul 13, 16:28

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.943 billion (US$223.95 million) for June 2015, representing a 23.5% increase on month and 6.41% increase on year.

Upstream supply chain expect weak 2H15 PC performance

Jul 13, 16:08

With AMD having lowered its second-quarter revenues guidance, and Asustek Computer downwardly adjusting its notebook shipment goal for 2015 by almost three million units, the upstream supply chain is seriously concerned about the PC industry's performance in the second half of the year.

Apple cautious about placing orders for 12.9-inch iPad

Jul 13, 15:33

Apple's upstream supply chain is expected to start supplying components for the upcoming 12.9-inch iPad in late-September and the device is expected to become available in the market after mid-November; however, Apple is rather cautious about placing related orders and the initial shipment volume is...

Lite-On Technology sees June revenues drop on year

Jul 13, 10:58

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.727 billion (US$572 million) for June, rising 5.74% sequentially but dropping 12.43% on year.

Catcher, Casetek post mixed results for June

Jul 13, 10:55

Chassis maker Catcher Technology has reported June consolidated revenues reached NT$6.188 billion (US$200 million), down 9.71% sequentially but up 33.67% on year. Fellow maker Casetek Holdings has posted NT$3.246 billion in June consoldiated revenues, growing 22.64% sequentially and 34.14% on year.

More China touch panel makers to fade from market in 2H15

Jul 10, 10:56

Market observers expect that several China touch panel makers will exit the market in the second half of 2015 due to several reasons, including weak demand for Windows 10, weakening demand in China's smartphone market and intensifying price wars.

Foxconn reports increased sales for June

Jul 10, 10:19

Foxconn Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$318.56 billion (US$10.27 billion) for June, up 5.62% sequentially and 0.49% on year.

Gigabyte sees revenues increase in June

Stockwatch - Jul 9, 15:47

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.041 billion (US$130.28 million) for June 2015, representing a 5.02% increase on month and 9.65% increase on year.

Digitimes Research: Korea-based MCnex, Sekonix aim to become top suppliers of car cameras

Jul 9, 14:22

Korea-based car camera makers MCnex and Sekonix are striving to become the world's leading suppliers in the segment as related automobile safety agencies in the US and Europe are paying more attention to driving safety systems with built-in cameras, according to Digitimes Research.

Headset maker Merry Electronics June revenues up on month

Stockwatch - Jul 9, 10:02

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$900 million (US$29.09 million) for June, up 5.88% on month but down 3.26% on year.

Foxlink reports revenues for June 2015

Stockwatch - Jul 8, 21:36

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.51 billion (US$242.04 million) for June 2015, representing a 20.63% increase on month and 41.1% increase on year.

Digitimes Research: Shipments of Intel CPU-based Android tablets to decline in 2015

Jul 8, 14:12

Global shipments of Android-based tablets powered by Intel CPUs are expected to drop to 10.8 million units in 2015, down from14.23 million shipped a year earlier. Meanwhile, sales of Android smartphones powered by Intel's processors are likely to surpass 10 million units in the year, according to Digitimes...

Primax hits record revenues for June

Jul 8, 11:53

PC peripheral and handset-use CCM (compact camera module) maker Primax Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.142 billion (US$166 million) for June, hitting a monthly record with growth of 13.80% on month and of 13.69% on year.

Foxconn slows down investment in Vietnam

Newswatch - Jul 7, 21:57

The Foxconn Group apparently has slowed down its investment in Vietnam as the group has continued to build up production lines in India and Indonesia in order to roll out products for emerging markets, according to industry sources.

ECS revenues down in June

Stockwatch - Jul 7, 15:52

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.962 billion (US$160.22 million) for June 2015, representing a 5.8% drop on month and 24.28% drop on year.

Digitimes Research: Intel processor shipments rely on Windows tablets for growth

Jul 7, 15:47

Observing the Intel mobile platform's development in the non-Android tablet market, Digitimes Research expects Windows tablets to replace Android tablets and become Intel's new focus. Intel's Education Tablet, which achieved success in the education sector in 2014, is also expected to benefit the CPU...

Chicony revenues decrease on year in June

Stockwatch - Jul 7, 15:45

Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.199 billion (US$232.46 million) for June 2015, representing a 5.75% increase on month and 14.07% drop on year.

Intel said to postpone Kaby Lake processor launch to late 2016

Jul 7, 15:10

Following the delay of Skylake processors, Intel's next-generation Kaby Lake processors, which were originally scheduled for early 2016, reportedly will be pushed back until September 2016 for the consumer version and January 2017 for the enterprise one. With Intel's frequent adjustments in its processor...

Silitech sees revenues down slightly in 2Q15

Jul 7, 10:48

Silitech Technology, a major supplier of keypads, chassis, modules and auto parts, has reported revenues of NT$844 million (US$27.3 million) for the second quarter of 2015, down 2.8% from the previous quarter.

Intel to push IoT business partnerships with China supply chain

Jul 6, 15:41

Intel, in a move to tighten its partnerships with the China-based supply chain, is planning to host a summit prior to its Intel Developer Forum (IDF) San Francisco starting August 17 to unveil its newest strategy with the supply chain for the Internet of things (IoT) industry, according to sources...

Largan sees increased June revenues

Stockwatch - Jul 6, 10:30

Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.107 billion (US$165 million) for June, increasing 15.57% on month and 49.72% on year.

ASMedia may be impacted by AMD poor performance

Jul 3, 15:48

ASMedia Technology, which has received orders from AMD for its southbridge chip R&D and manufacturing, may feel the impact of AMD's poor peformance in the PC industry recently, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Vendors seeking alternate solutions for metal notebook chassis

Jul 2, 15:40

Notebook brand vendors such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard (HP) have recently been inquiring about carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic and magnesium-lithium alloy chassis for their new metal chassis notebooks, and vendors that have inquired about carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic chassis, are looking to save...

Supply chain players gear up for new Nintendo console

Jul 2, 11:54

Japan-based Nintendo is planning to launch its next-generation games console in 2016 and has recently asked its supply chain partners to start pilot production in October, at the latest. The console will be manufactured by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), but Pegatron Technology is...

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...

Foxconn mulls spinning off subsidiaries for listing in China stock markets, says report

Jun 30, 14:59

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is considering spinning off its subsidiaries in China to let them list in local stock markets, and more than one of such subsidiaries are likely to go public by year-end 2015, according to a China Business News report.

Digitimes Research: Intel 28nm SoFIA 4G AP delayed to early 2016; may face overlap issue with 14nm version

Jun 29, 21:34

Despite the fact that the design is complete and the chip is ready for mass production, Intel's 28nm SoFIA 4G application processor (AP) is still unlikely to be launched until the beginning of 2016 due to the adjustments over the software part that is still not yet mature. For 2015, Intel will still...

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