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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.

James Clifford joins AMD as senior vice president of Global Operations

Dec 16, 14:52

AMD has announced James Clifford has joined the company as senior vice president of Global Operations, reporting to president and CEO Lisa Su. Clifford will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of AMD's end-to-end manufacturing and supply chain strategy.

Foxconn to establish e-commerce logistic system to speed up deliveries

Dec 16, 13:57

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is hiring talent to develop a logistic system for its e-commerce business to help speed up product deliveries and is looking to build the system via its existing logistic system for IT product shipments, according to sources from the upstream supply...

Catcher to acquire equipment sets for US$55.18 million

Stockwatch - Dec 15, 22:09

Taiwan-based chassis maker Catcher Technology's branch in Suqian, China has spent US$55.18 million to acquire equipment sets from Orion.

Delta Electronics acquires 100% stake in Norway-based Eltek ASA

Dec 15, 21:32

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics on December 15 announced the acquisition of a 100% stake in Eltek ASA, a Norway-based company engaged in design, production and marketing of power supplies, at NOK3.868 billion (US$525 million) through its wholly owned subsidiary...

Casetek November revenues rise

Dec 15, 15:52

Metal-alloy chassis maker Casetek Holdings has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.93 billion (US$128 million) for November, increasing on month by 1.99% and on year by 4.21%.

Ju Teng receives CNC machine sets believed to be from Microsoft

Dec 15, 15:14

Chassis maker Ju Teng has announced to acquire 500 CNC machine sets from a client and the plan will increase Ju Teng's overall number of CNC machine sets to 4,000. Market watchers believe the client is Microsoft and Ju Teng is expected to become the sole chassis supplier for Microsoft Surface tablet...

VIA dismisses report about backdoor program

Stockwatch - Dec 15, 14:19

Taiwan-based chip designer VIA Technologies has dismissed a recent report in Taiwan alleging it put a backdoor program into its security-purpose VT3421/TF376 chip. VIA said that it is condering taking legal actions over the reports, according to company's posting on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Catcher, Simplo see good November results thanks to iPhone orders

Dec 12, 16:01

Taiwan-based chassis maker Catcher Technology and battery maker Simplo Technology both announced revenue growths for November. Catcher's revenues grew 2.6% on month and 19.3% on year to reach NT$5.55 billion (US$177.38 million), while Simple enjoyed an on-month growth of 9.43% and achieved revenues...

G-Tech to expand 3D-forming glass capacity

Dec 12, 10:54

G-Tech Optoelectronics (GTOC), a Taiwan-based provider of physical/chemical processing of glass substrates, will begin production of 3D-forming glass for use in automobiles and smartphone screens in the first quarter of 2015, with the monthly capacity to increase from 200,000 sheets initially to 600,000...

Good Way Technology to raise funds for China expansion project

Dec 12, 10:44

Good Way Technology, a Taiwan-based maker of USB docking stations for notebooks, plans to raise new capital of NT$400 million (US$2.9 million) through an issuance of corporate bonds to finance its expansion project in China.

Gigabyte sees growth in November revenues

Stockwatch - Dec 11, 22:12

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.82 billion (US$154.54 million) for November 2014, representing a 6.03% increase on month and 5.81% increase on year.

MSI revenues up in November

Stockwatch - Dec 11, 15:48

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.5 billion (US$240.47 million) for November 2014, representing a 1.14% increase on month and 7.03% 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.

AMD expanding into China Internet cafe market

Dec 11, 14:56

AMD hosted i-Cafe Conference in China on December 10, forming partnerships with hardware companies such as Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Sapphire, as well as China's Internet cafe players to expand into China's Internet cafe ma...

AMD i-Cafe Conference in Beijing, China

Intel, AMD pushing new tablet lineups despite weakening demand

Dec 11, 14:51

Although demand for tablets has weakened with shipments expected to see an around 10% growth in 2014 and a flat performance in 2015, Intel and AMD are still aggressively preparing their new tablet products for 2015, looking to take as much share as possible of a market estimated at about the 200 million...

Primax November revenues flat on month

Dec 10, 15:25

PC peripheral and CCM (compact camera module) maker Primax Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.42 billion (US$144 million) for November, growing on month by 0.03% and on year by 14.6%. Its consolidated sales for January-November totaled NT$47.65 billion, rising on year by 23.61%.

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...

Asustek, Gigabyte to account for 80% of China motherboard market in 2015

Dec 9, 11:53

Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology are seeing their combined share in China's motherboard market surpassing 75% in 2014 and the percentage is expected to rise further to 80% in 2015, edging out several of its competitors, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Asustek, Gigabyte to account for 80% of China motherboard market in 2015

Chicony sees revenue growth in November

Stockwatch - Dec 8, 21:35

Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.12 billion (US$260.31 million) for November 2014, representing a 5.76% increase on month and 9.55% increase on year.

Lite-On Technology sees slightly increased November revenues

Dec 8, 21:34

EMS provider Lite-On Technology on December 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$19.987 billion (US$650 million) for November, growing on month by 1.52% and on year by 1.97%; and sales of NT$210.219 billion for January-November, rising on year by 9.13%.

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.

Largan Precision November revenues hit record

Dec 8, 11:34

Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision has posted consolidated revenues of NT%5.62 billion (US$183 million) for November, hitting monthly record for the eighth consecutive time with growth of 3.04% on month and 76.63% on year.

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.

Worldwide hardcopy peripherals shipment value increased in 3Q14, says IDC

Dec 5, 10:30

Worldwide shipment value of hardcopy peripherals (HCP) increased 3.5% on-year to US$14.9 billion in the third quarter of 2014 while unit shipments declined 2.3% on year to 27.5 million units, according to IDC.

Worldwide Ethernet switch market reaches US$5.99 billion in 3Q14, says IDC

Dec 4, 15:14

The worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) reached a record US$5.99 billion in the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 4.4% on year and 4.9% on quarter. Meanwhile, the worldwide total router market declined 2.7% on year despite growing 3.3% sequentially, according to IDC.

Component suppliers turn cautious about inventory because of weak Black Friday demand

Dec 3, 22:06

With Black Friday shopping demand weaker than expected, many upstream component suppliers have decelerated their inventory build ups to avoid possible excess inventories as vendors are likely to cut orders to minimize their damages, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Foxconn earns US$12.4 million from selling GoPro stock

Dec 3, 22:04

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced that its subsidiary Foxteq Holdings sold 211,354 shares of GoPro stock at US$75 per share and earned US$15.85 million from the trade, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

SSD products for sustainable growth: Q&A with Phison chairman Khein-Seng Pua

Dec 3, 15:15

NAND flash chip controller maker Phison Electronics has seen its sales grow robustly in 2014. And under the leadership of its chairman Khein-Seng Pua, the company has initiated a restructuring plan, dubbed "Phison 2.0" that will drive it to focus on SSD products for sustainable growth.

Phison chairman Khein-Seng Pua

Medical applications for 3D printing faces 3 challenges, says UL Taiwan

Dec 3, 14:56

In terms of 3D printing applications, consumer electronics accounts for 29% of total output, automotive 19% and medical 13%, according to the Taiwan government-sponsored Information Industry Institute.

Intel appoints Robert Swinnen as new head of Asia Pacific branch

Dec 3, 12:22

Intel has appointed Robert (Robby) Swinnen as the new general manager of Intel Asia Pacific and Japan, while the current general manager Gregory Bryant will return to the US and lead the desktop client platform business unit in January 2015.

Robert Swinnen, the new general manager of Intel Asia Pacific and Japan

Chicony sells stock in Merrimack Pharmaceuticals

Stockwatch - Dec 1, 22:01

Chicony Technologies has announced that its subsidiary Chicony Overseas sold 1.32 million shares of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals stock at US$8.28 and acquired US$10.93 million from the transaction, according to a company post on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Demand for PCIe SSDs to boom, say controller suppliers

Dec 1, 21:57

Demand for PCIe SSDs is expected to experience accelerated growth in the second half of 2015, pushing the technology transition from SATA3 to PCIe, according to industry sources.

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...

Sinbon Electronics capitalizes on IoT

Nov 27, 21:56

Electronic connector and cable harness maker Sinbon Electronics has extended its products to new areas following the fast growing demand for IoT (the Internet of Things) applications, chairman Wang Shao-xin said at a November 27 investors conference.

Most motherboard players to focus on gross margins in 2015

Nov 27, 15:22

Asustek Computer has been aggressively cutting motherboard prices to defend its leading position in the market recently and is likely to use the same strategy for 2015. In response most competing motherboard players have turned to focus on maintaining their gross margins for 2015, according to industry...

FineTek to see revenues grow 10-15% in 2014

Nov 26, 14:48

Instrumentation solution provider FineTek is expected to see 2014 revenues increase 10-15% on year thanks to fast growing demand for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, according to market watchers.

TSMC to grab 40-50% of A9 chip orders

Nov 26, 13:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to secure a combined 40-50% of Apple's A9 processor orders for next-generation iPad and iPhone devices, according to industry sources.

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

Biostar says Samsung-Nvidia lawsuit not affecting operation

Stockwatch - Nov 25, 16:08

Commenting on Samsung Electronics' complaints to the US International Trade Commission (ITC) against Nvidia and its clients over the Nvidia Shield tablet's alleged violation of eight of Samsung's patents, Biostar Microtech International has claimed that it does not play any role in Shield's manufacturing...

China, Taiwan makers eyeing 3D printer market

Nov 25, 11:11

China-based Xery 3D Printing Science & Technology (Anhui), which was founded in 2013, has an annual production capacity of 50,000 FDM (fused deposition modeling) home-use 3D printers, 20,000 FDM business-use units, 5,000 SLS (selective laser sintering) industrial units and 500,000 tons of 3D printing...

ARM seeing troubles penetrating into PC, server industries; IoT becomes new battlefield for Intel, ARM

Nov 24, 22:27

Despite aggressively attempting to advance into the PC and server industries, ARM-based CPU platforms will not be able to achieve any significant results within the next two years in the two segments; however ARM and Intel have found a new business opportunities in the Internet of things (IoT) segment...

ASMedia announces partnership with AMD

Stockwatch - Nov 24, 22:20

Taiwan-based ASMedia has announced is has signed contracts with AMD for a partnership, but no details were disclosed about the relationship except that the projects are related to next-generation chipset technology, according to a company post on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Intel decides to keep tablet subsidies, say sources

Nov 24, 15:08

Intel has reportedly decided to continue subsidizing its mobile device processor platform after a series of evaluations recently and will even expand the product coverage from 10-inch and below devices to 12-inch and below ones, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

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.

VIA stock demoted in TSE; expects strong performance in 4Q14

Nov 21, 15:11

VIA Technologies has recently been demoted to become a full-cash delivery stock by the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) because its stock's net asset value dropped below NT$5 (US$0.16) in the third quarter. Commenting on the incident, special assistant to the president, Timothy Chen pointed out that the...

Commentary: Xiaomi facing challenge to sustain growth

Nov 21, 12:41

China-based Xiaomi Technology, a smartphone startup of a little over four years, has risen as a technology company with a full range of product lines that has expanded vertically to include tablets, smart TVs, smart routers, smart wearable devices and even parts and components.

Motherboard shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2014

Nov 20, 17:18

Taiwan's motherboard industry remains dominated by four main players – Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI), Gigabyte Technology and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) – who hold the majority share of own-brand and channel market shipments.

Samsung Electro-Mechanics looking to form deeper connection with China market

Nov 19, 21:40

Samsung Electro-Mechanics, a component affiliate of the Samsung Group, is looking to have deeper communication and interaction with the China market as demand from the country is growing rapidly, according to an executive of the company's branch in Shenzhen, China, at the China Hi Tech Fair Elexcon...

Hiwin to set up factory in eastern China

Nov 18, 15:33

Hiwin Technologies, which makes components of precision mechanical transmission systems, will expand its production capacity by setting up a factory in Suzhou, eastern China, with construction to begin in June 2015, according to company chairman Eric Chou.

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