Apple iWatch still under EVT despite components already in production
Sep 2, 15:30
Despite related components already entering into production, Apple's iWatch is still unlikely to become available until 2015, as the device is still under engineering verification testing (EVT) stage and has to still go through production verification testing (PVT), according to sources from the upstream...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.