AcBel Polytech to deal out cash dividend of NT$1.60
Mar 2, 10:42
Power supply maker AcBel Polytech will distribute a dividend per share of NT$1.60 (US$0.051), all in cash, for 2014, accounting for 75.83% of the corresponding net EPS of NT$2.11, according to the company.
Samsung intros 128GB UFS storage for smartphones
Mar 2, 10:37
Samsung Electronics has announced that it is now mass producing 128GB ultra-fast embedded memory based on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard for smartphones. The new embedded memory's UFS 2.0 interface is the most advanced JEDEC-compliant, next-generation flash memory storage specification...
JEDEC publishes eMMC 5.1 standard
Feb 25, 14:59
JEDEC Solid State Technology Association has announced the publication of JESD84-B51: Embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC), Electrical Standard (5.1). eMMC v5.1 defines new features and updates for this embedded mass-storage flash memory that is widely used in smartphones and other mobile devices. Intended...
Foxlink eyeing merger with Japan-based makers, says report
Newswatch - Feb 24, 11:08
Taiwan-based electronic connector maker Foxlink (Cheng Uei Precision Industry) has planned to acquire small- to medium-size Japan-based makers to upgrade its technological capability in industrial automation, precision molding and optical devices, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic...
Intel reportedly to delay launch of 14nm Skylake desktop CPUs
Feb 16, 15:54
Intel reportedly has informed its motherboard partners that it will delay the release of its 14nm Skylake desktop CPUs and corresponding 100-series chipsets to the end of August, compared to its original schedule set for the second quarter of 2015, according to sources in Taiwan's motherboard indust...
Asustek sees decreased 4Q14 profit
Feb 16, 11:36
Asustek Computer saw net profit of NT$4.509 billion (US$143 million) for the fourth quarter of 2014 decrease by 22.41% on quarter and by 20.77% on year mainly due to loss of NT$713 million from foreign exchange, the company said at an investors conference on February 13.
Delta Electronics sees January revenues increase
Feb 11, 13:42
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics on February 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.785 billion (US$529 million) for January, growing 3.38% on month and 13.85% on year.
Robot supplier Hiwin reports sales gains for January
Newswatch - Feb 9, 11:01
Ballscrew and robot maker Hiwin Technologies saw its revenues grow 0.7% sequentially and 25% on year to NT$1.32 billion (US$41.69 million) in January driven by growing demand for automation equipment.
Samsung mass producing high-density ePoP memory for Smartphones
Feb 4, 20:52
Samsung Electronics has announced that the company is mass producing ePoP (embedded package on package) memory, a single memory package consisting of 3GB LPDDR3 DRAM, 32GB eMMC and a controller. For use in high-end smartphones, the extremely-thin ePoP combines all essential memory components into a...
Intel to acquire Lantiq
Feb 2, 22:05
Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lantiq, a supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to close in approximately 90 days. Deal terms were not disclose...
Nokia N1 component suppliers see limited orders
Feb 2, 21:56
Although Nokia's new N1 tablet has strong demand in China, sources from related upstream component suppliers pointed out that they are still seeing weak orders from the vendor and are unlikely to see any major growth in the near future because of seasonal factors.
Young Optics 4Q14 gross margin hits record
Feb 2, 10:53
Optical module and component maker Young Optics has posted quarterly record gross margin of 29.44% for fourth-quarter 2014, on consolidated revenues of NT$1.369 billion (US$43.9 million).
Asustek facing challenges in 2015
Jan 29, 15:20
Although Asustek was able to achieve revenue growth in 2014, the company's mobile devices and motherboard businesses are still surrounded by tough competitors. However, the Taiwan-based vendor is still optimistic about its performance in 2015 and expects its smartphone business to advance to a bigger...
Foxconn taking different approach on patent management
Jan 27, 12:10
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has recently changed its strategy for patent acquisition and instead of trying to push the number of patents, the Taiwan-based maker is now looking to enhance patents' value, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Asustek ships 5 million, Gigabyte 3.6 million graphics cards in 2014
Jan 26, 15:13
Although the global graphics card market suffered an about 10% decline in shipments in 2014, Asustek Computer still managed to maintain its graphics card shipments at five million units in 2014, while Gigabyte shipped about 3.6 million units in the year, according to sources from the graphics card...
Intel said to form stylus alliance
Jan 23, 16:05
Intel has recently invited several touch sensor IC designers to form an alliance, looking to establish a specification standard for stylus to make the input device usable across different mobile devices including the tablet, notebook and smartphone, according to sources from IC designers.
China smartphone vendors keen to adopt metal-stamping chassis
Jan 23, 16:02
China smartphone vendors are keen to adopt unibody metal-stamping chassis for their smartphones because of low production costs. Stamping can produce large volumes of products in a short time to meet requirements of a market where product life cycles are typically short, according to sources from chassis...
Metal chassis makers expected to achieve good revenue performances in 1Q15
Jan 23, 15:05
Despite the first quarter being the traditional slow season, Taiwan-based metal chassis maker Catcher Technology is expected to see its revenues drop only 6% sequentially thanks to orders from Apple, while Uneec is also expected to achieve revenues of NT$900 million (US$28.59 million) with orders from...
AMD facing declining graphics card market share
Jan 23, 14:27
AMD is seeing its share in the graphics card market declining as its business re-organization in the second half of 2014 has impacted its R&D and marketing. Seeing demand for AMD graphics cards growing weak, several vendors have reduced their shipment proportions to avoid inventory building up,...
Second-tier motherboard players planning new strategies for 2015
Jan 21, 22:07
Facing fierce competition from the top-two players, Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology, small motherboard players such as ASRock, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) and Micro-Star International (MSI) have all been adjusting their business strategies, looking to maintain their profits.
ECS sees Classmate PCs and Liva X mini PCs boost profits
Jan 20, 13:49
Despite seeing motherboard shipments and profits continuing to decline, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is enjoying stable profits from its Classmate PC and Liva X mini PC product lines which together contributed about 30% of ECS' overall revenues in 2014, according to company president Sunny Yang...
Robot supplier Hiwin set to enjoy strong sales in 2015
Jan 19, 12:20
Taiwan-based ballscrew and industrial robot supplier Hiwin Technologies expects its sales in China, Japan, Europe and the US in 2015 to be better than those recorded a year earlier thanks to growing demand for automation equipment from the manufacturing sector, according to company chairman Eric Cho...
Intel aims to ship at least 44 million tablet APs in 2015
Jan 16, 16:22
Intel achieved its goal of shipping 40 million tablet APs in 2014 and for 2015, Intel has raised the goal by 10% to 44 million units, to account for one third of the non-Apple tablet shipments in 2015, according to sources from tablet players.
AcBel Polytech expanding product lines
Jan 16, 15:39
Taiwan-based power supply maker AcBel Polytech has been developing new products, including models for use in consumer electronics and industrial equipment, according to the company.
Commentary: Foxconn achieves success in one-stop service
Jan 15, 14:30
The Foxconn Group's one-stop service integrating design, manufacturing and sales has achieved initial success in the release of Nokia N1 in China recently, where the initial shipments of 20,000 units were sold out in four minutes and orders for the device have kept growing.
Intel to partner with more IT players for IoT opportunities
Jan 15, 11:39
In addition to existing partnerships with Amazon, IBM, Eurotech and General Electric (GE), Intel is preparing to team up with more IT firms such as AT&T, Verizon, Cisco, SAP and Microsoft to expand into the Internet of Things (IoT) industry in 2015, according to sources from the upstream supply...
Delta Electronics opens cooperative diagnostics lab in Singapore
Jan 14, 23:04
Delta Electronics International (Singapore), a Singapore-based subsidiary of Taiwan-based power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics, and Singapore-based Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) on January 14 jointly announced the official opening of a...
Intel expands 2-in-1 reference design coverage to 12.5-inch display
Jan 14, 14:45
In addition to improving its 14nm Core M processors' specifications, Intel has recently expanded its US$349-399 2-in-1 devices' reference design to cover 12.5-inch display products, which is expected to heat up competition in the 12-inch IT product segment, according to sources from notebook makers.