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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.

Rising competition from China supply chain: Q&A with Compal president Ray Chen

Jan 21, 11:18

Compal Electronics was one of the pioneers that relocated its major production base to China from Taiwan in 1990 and has since then transformed itself into an IT conglomerate with annual revenues topping over NT$700 billion (US$22.17 billion).

Compal president Ray Chen

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...

Second-generation Liva X mini PC from ECS

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.

Largan Precision 4Q14, 2014 revenues, net profits hit records

Jan 16, 11:18

Largan Precision, a Taiwan-based maker of lens modules used in smartphones, tablets and notebooks, has reported highest-ever results for the fourth quarter and the entire 2014.

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...

Inventec chairman confident of shipping 100 million products in 2015

Jan 14, 23:18

Inventec chairman Richard Lee, at Xiaomi's product launch conference in Taiwan, pointed out that the company is expected to see about 100 million ODM/OEM product shipments in 2015, up 42% from 70 million units in 2014.

Richard Lee, Inventec chairman

Corning completes acquisition of TR Manufacturing

Jan 14, 23:04

Corning has recently announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of TR Manufacturing.

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.

Intel expands 2-in-1 reference design coverage to 12.5-inch display products

MediaTek adjusts organization

Jan 13, 23:10

MediaTek has quietly adjusted its organizational structure by setting up two business groups - wireless products and home entertainment - to cover all its product lines, according to industry sources.

Adata December revenues up, Transcend down

Stockwatch - Jan 13, 14:58

Consolidated revenues at Adata Technology increased 7.9% sequentially in December 2014 while fellow memory module company Transcend Information saw its December sales decrease 2.4% on month.

China notebook component makers halt capacity expansion, say Taiwan makers

Jan 12, 15:34

China-based notebook component makers have temporarily stopped expansion of production capacities due to continual wage hikes and short supply of labor in China, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

USB peripheral device maker Good Way reports strong December sales

Jan 12, 11:01

Taiwan-based Good Way, an ODM for peripheral devices and USB docking stations, has reported revenues of NT$303 million (US$9.49 million) for December 2014, up 9.6% on month and 15% on year.

Asustek reports revenues for December 2014

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 16:06

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$42.26 billion (US$1.32 billion) for December 2014, representing a 13.66% drop on month and 5.95% increase on year.

Integrated infrastructure and platform revenue grows 38.2% on year in EMEA in 3Q14, says IDC

Jan 9, 15:38

The integrated infrastructure and platforms (II&P) market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) reported vendor revenues of US$616 million in the third quarter of 2014, for on-year growth of 38.2%, according to IDC. II&P continued to increase its contribution to the EMEA storage market,...

Digitimes Research: Ultra HD BD players not likely to be available until end of 2015

Jan 9, 15:32

Panasonic is showcasing an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player (BDP) prototype at CES 2014 and is the only exhibitor with such a device at the show. Digitimes Research believes Ultra HD BDPs will wait at least until the end of 2015 before hitting store shelves, but demand may pick up in 2016.

Gigabyte reports declined revenues for December

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 14:50

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.69 billion (US$115.47 million) for December 2014, representing a 23.58% drop on month and 9.14% drop on year.

New Wintel hard to drive PC replacement, say Taiwan makers

Jan 9, 12:06

Although Windows 10 and Intel's 14nm-based Skylake CPUs are both expected to launch in the third quarter, sources from the upstream supply chain are conservative about the new Wintel combination's ability to stimulate the replacement of PCs and expect their shipments for notebooks in 2015 to remain...

Delta Electronics December revenues up on month

Jan 9, 11:05

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.236 billion (US$511 million) for December, increasing 3.34% on month but decreasing 0.01% on year.

Lite-On Technology sees mild growth in December revenues

Jan 9, 10:47

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.436 billion (US$644 million) for December, the highest monthly level since August 2014 with growth of 2.25% on month and 1.26% on year.

Tablet supply chain seeing rising demand for enterprise models

Jan 8, 16:11

The tablet supply chain is seeing brand vendor clients starting to develop enterprise models as the consumer market is no longer seeing strong demand as it did in the past few years, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Chicony reports increased revenues for December

Stockwatch - Jan 8, 14:37

Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.377 billion (US$261.78 million) for December 2014, representing a 3.12% increase on month and 17.87% increase on year.

Good Way Technology to expand capacity for docking stations

Jan 8, 12:09

Taiwan-based notebook USB docking station maker Good Way Technology plans to invest NT$700 million (US$21.86 million) to expand its plants in Kunshan, China and construction on the new facilities will start after the Lunar New Year holidays in February, according to the company.

Notebook supply chain building up inventories to minimize impact from labor shortage

Jan 8, 08:48

To avoid a labor shortage caused by the Lunar New Year holidays from impacting their shipments, notebook component suppliers have been building up their inventories recently with some suppliers already seeing their warehouses fully filled, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

CES 2015: Gigabyte showcasing X99-SOC Champion motherboard

Jan 7, 15:47

Gigabyte Technology is exhibiting its latest innovations at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, the US during January 6-9, with a focus on X99-SOC Champion, a high-end motherboard equipped with Intel chipset X99 and supporting Core i7 CPU and DDR4 memory.

Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion motherboard

Holitech aiming to purchase OPT to expand wearable opportunities

Jan 7, 15:21

China touch panel maker Jiangxi Holitech Technology is expressing interest in purchasing Taiwan-based display and optics developer Optic Technology (OPT) in order to expand its influence in the wearables market.

CES 2015: AMD to showcase new APU and GPU products and technologies

Jan 6, 15:45

AMD is planning to showcase products powered by the latest AMD accelerated processing unit (APU), Radeon graphics processing unit (GPU) technologies, and embedded designs.

CES 2015: Intel unveils new Broadwell-based processors

Jan 6, 15:24

Intel has unveiled the fifth-generation Intel Core processor family built on Intel's 14nm manufacturing process during CES 2015. The CPUs provides the foundation for interactive experiences with Intel RealSense technology, Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi) and voice assistants.

Intel 14nm Broadwell-based Core processor

ECS December revenues increase

Stockwatch - Jan 6, 15:21

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.098 billion (US$190.56 million) for December 2014, representing a 23.73% increase on month and 3.84% increase on year.

Catcher posts record revenues for 2014

Jan 6, 14:29

Chassis maker Catcher Technology saw its December revenues grow 8.9% on month to reach NT$6.05 billion (US$188.97 million) with the amount for the whole-year 2014 growing 27.8% on year to reach a record high at NT$55.28 billion.

VIA announces growth in 2014 revenues

Jan 6, 12:06

VIA Technologies has announced consolidated revenues of NT$519 million (US$16.21 million) for December, up 15.96% on month, but down 23.76% on year, while its consolidated revenues for 2014 were NT$6.5 billion, up 6.55% on year.

Quanta plastic chassis subsidiary cutting capacity due to weak notebook shipments

Jan 5, 21:56

Quanta Computer's plastic chassis manufacturing subsidiary has recently started reducing its production capacity in response to declining notebook shipments, according to Quanta Computer.

Largan Precision December revenues hit record for 9th straight month

Jan 5, 21:27

Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision On January 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.754 billion (US$181.4 million) for December, hitting a monthly record for the ninth consecutive month and representing growth of 2.38% on month and 80.23% on year.

Digitimes Research: Nvidia steps up efforts for GPU licensing

Jan 5, 15:55

To find new outlets for its GPU business, Nvidia has started licensing its GPU architecture to other application processor (AP) designers. Kepler was the first GPU platform Nvidia offered for licensing and its latest-generation Maxwell will also become available for licensing later.

CES 2015 to see few surprises

Jan 5, 14:59

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 may not offer as many surprises as in the previous years since the product focuses for the upcoming show will mainly be on smart home solutions, wearable devices and automobile Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, which still have not yet fully developed, according...

Delta Electronics to showcase products at 2015 CES

Jan 5, 11:03

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics will exhibit a Vivitek LED pocket-size projector, an Innergie mobile recharger, WX21HDiv series interactive electronic white boards, Breeze ventilating fans and power charging solutions for use in electric vehicles at the...

HGST pushing new technologies to enhance storage capability

Dec 30, 22:33

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST), a subsidiary of Western Digital, has hosted a conference in Taipei, Taiwan, inviting its partners in the Greater China region to showcase its latest standard storage, enterprise storage, cloud computing and Big Data innovations including HGST Virident Space,...

AOET starts shipping 8-megapixel smartphone lens modules, says report

Newswatch - Dec 30, 11:30

Ability Opto-Electronics Technology (AOET) has developed 8-megapixel compact lens modules for use in smartphones and begun small-volume shipments to Europe-based vendors, with shipments expected to significantly increase beginning from first-quarter 2015, according to Chinese-language Economic...

Wistron to make investment in telematics device maker

Dec 29, 11:10

Notebook ODM Wistron has decided to step into the telematics segment by committing investment in Taiwan-based Join-link International Technology, which focuses on production of car entertainment multimedia devices, driving recorders and related in-car monitoring devices.

ACES taps China automotive connector market

Dec 26, 16:00

Taiwan-based electronic connector maker ACES Electronics will invest CNY35 million (US$5.65 million) in Nantong Great Electric (NTGEC), a China-based maker of automotive wiring harnesses for OEM supply for several China-based automakers, specifically for cooperation to develop automotive connectors...

VIA to return to profitability in 2015, says company president

Dec 25, 15:39

Despite the fact that VIA Technologies has been demoted to a full-cash delivery stock by the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE), company president Chen Wen-Chi is still optimistic about the company's performance and expects VIA to return to profitable operation in 2015 with an adjusted product mix and orders...

Chen Wen-Chi, VIA president

Motherboard vendors see opportunity in China tier-4 to -6 cities

Dec 24, 23:03

Motherboard brand vendors are seeing demand from China's tier-4 to -6 cities growing rapidly and are turning to place their resources into these markets for 2015, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

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