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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...