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UL offers security surveillance system testing standard

Aug 29, 10:59

US-based Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has offered UL 2802, a set of standards for testing the performance of security surveillance systems based on SMIA (Standard Mobile Imaging Architecture) jointly proposed by Nokia and STMicroelectronics as well as ISO standards, according to UL Taiwan.

Motherboard price competition expands to Europe

Aug 27, 22:33

The fierce price competition between Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology has recently expanded to Europe as demand in China is falling short of expectations and is putting strong pressure on ASRock and Micro-Star International (MSI), which have a large proportion of their shipments coming from...

Good Way Technology listed on OTC

Aug 27, 15:53

USB docking station and peripheral maker Good Way Technology on August 26 started listing on Taiwan's over-the-counter stock market at an initial price of NT$105 (US$3.50) per share. The company said it is developing wireless docking stations and will offer products for testing in November.

Intel sees proportion for entry-level notebook CPUs rise to 60-70%

Aug 27, 14:53

Along with notebook vendors launching more inexpensive models, Intel has seen the shipment proportion of entry-level notebook CPUs, namely its Pentium and Celeron series, increase from 50-60% in the first half of 2014 to 60-70% currently, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Component makers take measures to prevent gross margins from dropping

Aug 26, 12:02

With notebook vendors becoming more aggressive in releasing low-price notebooks and leaning toward adopting cheaper components for these devices, components makers have started taking measures to ensure their gross margins do not drop.

Worldwide hardcopy peripherals market declines in 2Q14, says IDC

Aug 25, 15:50

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market declined for the first time in three quarters to 25.5 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2014, resulting in a 2.3% on-year decrease, according to IDC.

Delta Electronics to showcase DLP video wall at Integrate 2014

Aug 22, 11:24

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics will exhibit an in-house-developed ultra-bright Laser-based DLP video wall with brightness of 1,800 lumens and contrast ratio of 2,000:1 at Integrate 2014 in Sydney, Australia, August 26-28, according to the company.

China market: 2-tier motherboard vendors hiking prices

Aug 22, 10:26

Second-tier motherboard makers have been forced to hike their prices in the China market as the ongoing probe into possible tax evasions by the China government has pushed up operation costs for suppliers, according to industry sources.

Raspberry Pi motherboards enjoy 3.5 million worldwide sales

Aug 19, 12:40

Sales of credit-card sized motherboard computers rolled out by UK-based Raspberry Pi Foundation have reached 3.5 million units worldwide, with demand from China and Taiwan still remaining strong, according to Eric Lee, head of technical marketing of RS Components Asia Pacific, the marketing and distributing...

Chicony nets NT$2.57 per share for 1H14

Aug 18, 10:50

PC peripheral maker Chicony Electronics has posted net EPS of NT$2.57 for first-half 2014.

Foxconn 2Q14 profit grows, but revenues drop

Aug 15, 11:00

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported its second-quarter results: consolidated revenues reached NT$879.09 billion (US$29.3 billion), down 0.49% sequentially; gross margin was 7.05%, up 1.01pp from the first quarter; net profit totaled NT$20.19 billion, up 3.2% sequentially;...

Cvilux sees 19% growth in 1H14 revenues

Aug 14, 12:19

Connector maker Cvilux has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.38 billion (US$45.99 million), up 19.04% on year for the second half of 2014. Its gross margin for the period reached 32.5%, with net profit coming to NT$164 million, up 38.99% on year.

Cooling module maker Yen Sun enters supply chains of Europe car vendors

Aug 14, 11:58

Cooling module maker Yen Sun Technology has entered the supply chains of Europe-based car vendors Volkswagen, Daimler AG and BMW, and has already started supplying products, helping the company turn profitable in the second quarter, according to some market watchers.

Primax Electronics nets NT$1.70 per share for 1H14

Aug 14, 11:07

Primax Electronics has posted consolidated revenues of NT$25.18 billion (US$839 million), net profit of NT$770 million and net EPS of NT$1.70 for the first half of 2014.

Wafer foundry houses seeking better cooling solutions

Aug 14, 11:00

Wafer foundry houses reportedly have been seeking cooperation with cooling module makers looking to apply cooling solutions into chips during the manufacturing process. So far the cooperation is still at an early stage and no substantial results have been achieved, according to sources from cooling...

1 More aims to sell 7-10 million Xiaomi earphones in 2014

Aug 13, 15:05

China-based earphone ODM 1More Design sold five million earphones for Xiaomi smartphones so far in 2014 and aims to sell 7-10 million units for the whole year, according to the company.

China market: Second-tier DIY motherboard vendors face crackdown on tax evasion

Aug 13, 14:25

China-, Taiwan- and Hong Kong-based second-tier DIY motherboard vendors in the China market have been forced to hike retail prices to cover tax payments as the China government steps up efforts to crack down on tax evasion.

Chicony Power likely to hit record revenues for 3Q14

Aug 13, 14:25

Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology is likely to see record quarterly consolidated revenues and 30% sequential growth in net profit for the third quarter of 2014, according to market analysts.

Lite-On Technology nets NT$1.50 per share for 1H14

Stockwatch - Aug 13, 11:28

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has posted net EPS of NT$1.50 for first-half 2014. Of consolidated revenues for the second quarter, 43.4% came from power supplies and other components used in servers, desktops, notebooks and tablets as well as MFPs (multi-function peripherals), 28.3% from LED devices...

Intel discloses newest microarchitecture and 14nm process details

Aug 12, 20:58

Intel has disclosed details of its newest microarchitecture that is optimized with Intel's 14nm manufacturing process. Together these technologies will provide high-performance and low-power capabilities to serve a broad array of computing needs and products from the infrastructure of cloud computing...

Simplo confident of earning paid-in capital for 2014

Aug 12, 20:26

Notebook battery pack maker Simplo Technology is confident it will attain its target net profit equal to its paid-in capital for 2014, company chairman Raymond Sung said at an August 12 investors conference.

China-based storage product maker Longsys eyes SSD demand in industrial control industry

Aug 12, 16:04

China-based storage product maker Shenzhen Longsys Electronics, a top-three player in China's storage industry, is eyeing solid state drive (SSD) business opportunities from the industrial control industry and will push related solutions into the market, according to the company.

Catcher expects 30% increase in chassis capacity

Aug 12, 15:46

Catcher Technology will continue to expand its chassis capacity in the second half of 2014 and by the end of the third quarter, the company's overall capacity will increase 30% compared to the level of the end of 2013, according to company chairman Hong Shui-shu.

Pegatron sees growth in July revenues; announces profits for 2Q14

Aug 12, 14:33

Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$67.3 billion (US$2.24 billion) for July, down 6.69% on month and 1.67% on year, while the company also unveiled net profits of NT$2.48 billion for the second quarter and EPS of NT$0.65.

Qisda nets NT$0.42 per share for 2Q14

Aug 11, 22:41

DMS (design and manufacturing service) provider Qisda recorded net earnings per share (EPS) of NT$0.42 for the second quarter of 2014, according to the company.

China branded motherboard shipments may drop 10% on year in 2014

Aug 11, 22:31

With demand from China's tier-1 to -3 cities already reaching saturation and motherboard players still needing more time and investment to further penetrate into tier-4 through tier-6 cities, branded motherboard sales in China in the first half of 2014 dropped slightly compared to the same period a...

AMD to release A68 chipsets in September, sources say

Aug 11, 15:45

AMD is planning to release a new chipset, the A68, in September, looking to accelerate its CPU inventory digestion. However, motherboard players who still have inventories of AMD's existing chipsets are against the plan and will be reluctant to support the new chipset, according to sources from the...

ECS posts 1H14 EPS of NT$1.05; passes capital reduction plan for subsidiary

Stockwatch - Aug 11, 15:42

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) on August 7 released its financial report for second-quarter 2014. For the first half of the year, consolidated revenues were NT$28.17 billion (US$941 million), net operating profit NT$950 million, net profit NT$768 million and net EPS NT$1.05.

AcBel Polytech to expand capacities in China, Philippines

Aug 11, 11:41

Power supply maker AcBel Polytech will expand production capacities at its factory in Wuhan, central China, and another in the Philippines, with completion scheduled for 2015, according to the company.

Altek 2Q14 gross margin hits 17-quarter high

Stockwatch - Aug 11, 11:26

Digital camera ODM and handset-use image solution provider Altek recorded gross margin of 10.39% for the second quarter of 2014, the highest quarterly level since second-quarter 2010, according to the company.

Foxlink to expand into digital content market, says chairman

Aug 8, 16:03

Foxlink is looking to expand into the software service market and in addition to establishing data centers to create services with added value, the company will also invest in the development of digital content, according to Foxlink chairman Guo Tai-qiang.

USB peripheral maker Good Way sees potential in docking stations

Aug 8, 15:37

Taiwan-based USB peripheral maker Good Way Technology will soon be listed on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market and expects the company's notebook docking station business to be the growth driver in the future.

Qisda sees increased July DMS revenues

Aug 8, 15:24

DMS (design and manufacturing service) provider Qisda has reported revenues of NT$8.928 billion (US$297 million) for July, rising 11.2% sequentially and 27.9% on year.

Primax Electronics July revenues hit 22-month high

Aug 8, 14:14

PC peripheral maker Primax Electronics generated consolidated revenues of NT$4.833 billion (US$161 million) for July, the highest monthly level since October 2012, with growth of 6.85% on month and 40.48% on year, and NT$30.015 billion for January-July, rising 23.33% on year, according to the compan...

Delta Electronics July revenues hit record

Aug 8, 13:44

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics on August 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.567 billion (US$551 million) for July, the highest monthly level on record, and NT$107.219 billion for January-July, increasing 10.49% on year.

Lite-On Technology July revenues up

Aug 8, 12:28

EMS provider Lite-On Technology on August 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.806 billion (US$692 million) for July, increasing 2.78% on month and 16.29% on year, and NT$131.047 billion for January-July, rising 14.69% on year.

Aces to merge with MEC and release new stocks

Stockwatch - Aug 7, 14:36

Taiwan-based connector maker Aces Electronics has announced a merger with MEC, also a Taiwan-based connector maker, and will release a total of 7,144,225 new stocks, worth NT$71.44 million (US$2.38 million), with each stock priced at NT$10.

Analog IC vendors landing more short lead time orders from PC sector

Aug 7, 12:21

Taiwan-based analog IC vendors have received more short lead time orders from downstream PC clients, indicating that demand for analog ICs in the third quarter will be stronger than that a quarter earlier, according to industry sources.

Non-top-2 players turning less aggressive about China motherboard market

Aug 6, 21:52

With Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technologies continuing to expand their presences in China's tier-4 to -6 cities as well as online channels, some China-based motherboard players reportedly may quit the market in 2015, while Taiwan-based players will turn to focus on OEM orders or stop pushing into...

Simplo, Dynapack see increased July revenues

Aug 6, 15:35

Notebook battery pack maker Simplo Technology saw July consolidated revenues of NT$4.8 billion (US$160 million) rise 4.3% on month and 6.69% on year, while fellow maker Dynapack International Technology had those of NT$2.31 billion, growing 11.41% and 1.34%, respectively. Simplo's January-July consolidated...

Catcher Technology sees increased July revenues

Aug 6, 15:33

Notebook chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$4.64 billion (US$155 million) for July, up 0.3% on month and 36.79% on year.

Largan Precision July revenues hit record

Aug 6, 11:48

Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.514 billion (US$117 million) for July, hitting a monthly record for the fourth consecutive time with growth of 3.02% on month and of 67.24% on year.

Asustek, MSI to enter branded desktop market; may impact client sales

Aug 5, 11:52

Following Asustek Computer's increased investments in the branded desktop industry, Micro-Star International (MSI) also has started developing new own-brand traditional desktops, all-in-one PCs and gaming desktop products recently, according to sources from channel retailers, which are also concerned...

Young Optics 1H14 net profit down over 60% on year

Stockwatch - Aug 1, 14:37

Optical module and component maker Young Optics has reported net profit of NT$54 million (US$1.8 million) for the first half of 2014, down 61.15% on year.

Intel to see difficulties shipping 40 million tablet CPUs in 2014

Jul 31, 11:08

Intel originally planned to ship 40 million tablet processors in 2014, but may not be able to do so as its upcoming Cherry Trail-based processors have been delayed from November to the first quarter of 2015, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Delta Electronics 2Q14 net profit hits record

Jul 30, 11:27

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has posted gross margin of 27.43% and net profit of NT$5.264 billion (US$176 million) for second-quarter 2014, with both hitting the highest ever on company record.

Foxconn comments on reports of plans to invest in Anhui, China

Stockwatch - Jul 29, 15:57

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has commented on reports that will invest in new plants in Anhui, China and is already in negotiations with the local government about related processes, saying that the company's investments need to be evaluated and must be reported to the board for...

Aces enjoys orders from BMW and Mercedes-Benz

Jul 29, 14:55

Following its entry into the supply chains of General Motors (GM), Renault and Luxgen, Taiwan-based connector maker Aces Electronics has also entered the supply chains of BMW and Mercedes-Benz and will start supplying products at the end of 2014, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Competition for notebook panels may heat up due to South Korea makers increasing output, say Taiwan makers

Jul 28, 21:27

While global supply of notebook panels has been tight or short because demand has been larger than originally expected, South Korea-based makers have adjusted capacity from making other panels to produce notebook panels and this is likely to result in intense competition for orders for such panels,...

Casetek Holdings sees 2Q14 decline

Stockwatch - Jul 28, 10:26

Tablet and notebook chassis maker Casetek Holdings saw its financial performance for second-quarter 2014 slip on quarter and on year, according to the company.

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