IT components, peripherals
  • Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported net profits of NT$2.147 billion (US$73.56 million) or NT$11.16 per share for the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Speakers at D Talk
    AI (artificial intelligence) is deemed as the last integral part of the IoT (Internet of Things) architecture, and the integration of AI and IoT can generate brand new AIoT business opportunities that can be better tapped with creative thinking. As one of the world's tech hubs, Taiwan has witnessed...
  • Primax Electronics has reported net profits of NT$558 million (US$19.11million) for the fourth quarter of 2017 and NT$2.057 billion for all of 2017.
  • Led by mobile phones, small appliances and wearables, shipments of consumer electronics devices enabled with wireless charging rose 40% in 2017 compared to the previous year. In all, nearly 500 million devices with wireless charging shipped in 2017, according to IHS Markit.
  • Facebook is set to officially foray into the global smart speaker market in mid-2018 by launching two new models, codenamed Aloha and Fiona - both with 15-inch touchscreens - in July at the latest, with the devices positioned as a way to allow family and friends to stay in touch with video chat and...
  • Shipments of NB-IoT (narrow band IoT) chip modules to the China market may grow exponentially from five million pieces in 2017 to 100 million pieces in 2018 as demand for such chips is likely to take off in the year amid concerted efforts by both government and private sectors to bolster the development...
  • Altek chairman and CEO Alex Hsia
    Digital camera ODM and imaging solution developer Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$822 million (US$28.2 million) for January, falling 15.26% sequentially and 3.98% on year.
  • Keyboard and peripheral makers Chicony Electronics, Primax Electronics and Darfon Electronics have all reported consolidated revenues for January decreased sequentially.
  • BenQ Dialysis Technology has obtained a license from Taiwan's authority for its in-house-developed hemodialyzers and will start production in March 2018, eyeing markets in Taiwan, China and Southeast Asia, according the company.
  • EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.505 billion (US$565 million) for January, decreasing 8.39% sequentially but increasing 1.78% on year.
  • Lens module maker Genius Electronic Optical and lens maker Kinko Optical have reported consolidated revenues for January, with the former's NT$774 million (US$26.5 million) decreasing 22.67% sequentially but increasing 25.37% on year, and the latter's NT$294 million growing 17.82% sequentially and...
  • Dell EMC executives at product launch event in Taipei
    Dell EMC has released its latest all-flash storage products and other cloud datacenter solutions including software-defined storage, data protection, and hyper-converged infrastructure in Taiwan, aiming to provide the government and private sectors with comprehensive solutions and services ranging...
  • Intel Xeon D-2100 processor
    Intel has introduced the new Intel Xeon D-2100 processor, a system-on-chip (SoC) processor architected to address the needs of edge applications and other data center or network applications constrained by space and power.
  • Mcor ARKe full-color desktop 3D printers
    Aurora, a distributor of office automation machines, has launched Mcor ARKe, a 3D printer using paper as material, in the Taiwan market.
  • Accton chairman Lee Yen-sung (left) and president Lee Chih-chiang
    Accton Technology sees bright business opportunities ahead for its datacenter switch products as demand from datacenter clients has continued rising, while more telecom operators and enterprises are emerging as potential customers, according to company chairman Lee Yen-sung.
  • Mechanical motion control component maker Hiwin Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.255 billion (US$77.2 million) for January, hitting a monthly record for 11 months straight with growth of 5.54% sequentially and 77.76% on year.
  • Smartphone lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.51 billion (US$120 million) for January, the lowest monthly level since March 2017 with decreases of 28.05% sequentially and 6.33% on year.
  • Taiwan-based server chassis supplier Chenbro is upbeat about its revenue and profit performances throughout 2018, with shipments to the China market to surge significantly in the first half of the year on strong demand for datacenter servers there, and deliveries to the US to see impressive growth...
  • Pegatron chairman TH Tung
    Pegatron expects the capital spending of its entire group in 2018 to be higher than the US$400-450 million spent in 2017 as the company and its subsidiaries are to ramp up their capacities to meet increasing demand, according to company chairman TH Tung.
  • Although some Taiwan makers in the iPhone X supply chain have been affected by Apple's move to scale back shipments of the device, some others including Career Technology, E&R Engineering, ShunSin Technology and Superior Plating Technology (SPT) are poised to benefit from new or increased orders...
  • SK Hynix enterprise SSD with 72-layer 512Gb NAND
    SK Hynix has announced the company completed recently the development of enterprise SATA SSDs built using its 72-Layer 512Gb (Gigabits) 3D NAND flash chips.
  • Taiwan's economics ministry has released a set of blueprints for promoting the development of smart machinery, seeking to make the country the world's research and manufacturing center for intelligent machinery and related high-end equipment parts and components by integrating domestic precision machinery...
  • The fastest growing types of microprocessors in 2012-2017 were mobile system-on-chip (SoC) designs for smartphones and tablets, and microprocessors used in embedded-processing applications, according to IC Insights.
  • The chip vendors' results have been supported by cost reductions and product mix adjustments
    Though not scoring good revenue and profit performances in most part of 2017, chipmakers Intel and MediaTek have both witnessed significantly improved gross margins in the fourth quarter due mainly to their efforts in trimming operating costs and adjusting business deployments, allowing to aim at better...
  • Altek chairman and CEO Alex Hsia
    Digital camera ODM and imaging solution developer Altek will begin to ship AL 6100, a new-generation 3D sensing IC, in the first quarter of 2018, according to the company.

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