CCI steps into marketing non-notebook heat-sink devices
Dec 12, 14:02
Chaun-Choung Technology (CCI) has extended development and production from heat-dissipation pipes and thermal modules for use in notebooks to those for use in servers, smartphones, tablets and automotive LED headlights, according to the company.
HGST looks to adoption of helium-filled HDDs by ODMs
Dec 11, 14:03
HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), a subsidiary of Western Digital, has offered 3.5-inch hermetically sealed helium-filled 6TB hard disk drives (HDDs) and is looking for orders from Taiwan-based storage equipment ODMs for data centers, according to HGST Taiwan.
Sonix November sales rise 11%
Dec 10, 15:22
Consumer IC design houses Sonix Technology saw its November revenues increase 10.8% sequentially to NT$333 million (US$11.24 million), thanks to a pick-up in orders for notebook webcam chips, according to industry sources.
Aleees lists on OTC market; aiming to land new e-bus orders from China
Dec 9, 21:47
Taiwan-based electric bus (e-bus) and lithium ferrous phosphate nano co-crystalline compound (LFP-NCO) cathode material maker Aleees has been officially listed on the local over the counter (OTC) stock market since December 9 and the company is currently in negotiation with China's provincial governments...
Global brand motherboard shipments in 2013 to drop slightly on year
Dec 9, 21:36
Global brand motherboard shipments are expected to reach 75 million units in 2013, down slightly from 80 million in 2012, while shipments in China are estimated to fall slightly to about 30 million units, according to sources from the motherboard industry.
Delta to expand North America headquarters
Dec 9, 10:45
Taiwan-based Delta Electronics, eyeing growth potential in the US market, will expand Delta Products Corporation, its subsidiary and North America operational headquarters in Fremont, California, by constructing a green building complex at an estimated investment of US$70 million, according to the...
Chicony November revenues hit record
Stockwatch - Dec 9, 10:15
Chicony Electronics, a Taiwan-based maker of keyboards, imaging modules and power supplies, had consolidated revenues of NT$7.415 billion (US$251 million) for November hitting a monthly record with growth of 13.86% on month and 15.62% on year, according to the company.
Worldwide Ethernet switch and router market sees strong 3Q13 results, says IDC
Dec 6, 14:09
The worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) reached US$5.66 billion in the third quarter of 2013, representing an on-year increase of 6.5%. On a sequential basis the third quarter of 2013 increased 5.2%. Meanwhile, the worldwide router market jumped 7.8% on year, which was the highest annual growth...
Catcher Technology sees record revenues for November
Dec 6, 14:03
Consumer electronics chassis maker Catch Technology saw its November consolidated revenues of NT$4.652 billion (US$157 million) hit a monthly record mainly due to booming shipments of Mac and iPad chassis, according to the company.
Largan November revenues hit record
Dec 5, 21:10
Taiwan-based handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision on December 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.182 billion (US$107.5 million) for November, the highest monthly level on record, with growth of 8.83% on month and 5.74% on year, and NT$24.236 billion for January-November, increasing...
China Li-ion cell capacity grows over 40% in 2013, says IEK
Dec 5, 21:06
The total production capacity of lithium (Li)-ion cell makers in China has increased over 40% in 2013, much higher than the industry average of 10-20%, according to the Industrial Economics & Knowledge Center (IEK) under Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute.
Lite-On Tech reports increase in November revenues
Stockwatch - Dec 5, 16:27
Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$19.6 billion (US$66.16 million) for November 2013, representing a 0.78% increase on month and 10.71% increase on year.
Headset maker Merry posts record high revenues for November
Dec 5, 15:57
Headset maker Merry Electronics saw its revenues surge 20.7% on month and 91.8% on year to a record high of NT$1.37 billion (US$46.14 million) in November. The monthly results were higher market expectations of a 10-15% sequential growth, according to industry sources.
TPK November revenues up over 30% sequentially
Dec 5, 11:27
Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.79 billion (US$500 million) for November, increasing 32.45% sequentially but decreasing 36.73% on year. January-November consolidated revenues dipped 7.18% on year to NT$143.140 billion.
Toshiba to acquire assets of OCZ for US$35 million
Dec 4, 15:51
Toshiba has entered into an agreement with OCZ Technology to acquire substantially all of OCZ's SSD business, according to the Japan-based company. The transaction will be completed through a sale and auction process pursuant to Section 363 of the US Bankruptcy Code, and subject to approval by the...
ECS expected to ship 14 million motherboards in 2013
Dec 4, 11:17
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is expected to ship 14 million motherboards in 2013, decreasing 22.2% on year and consisting of 10-10.4 million ODM units and 3.6-4 million own-brand ones, according to supply chain sources.
Posiflex starts construction of factory in northern Taiwan
Dec 3, 21:49
POS (point of sale) system and peripheral maker Posiflex Technology on December 3 held a groundbreaking ceremony for a factory located in suburban Taipei, Taiwan, with completion scheduled for the first half of 2015, according to the company.
AIC starts construction of headquarters building
Dec 3, 14:31
Taiwan-based rack-mount server and storage chassis maker and storage solution provider AIC on December 2 held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new headquarters building located in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan, with completion scheduled for the end of 2014.
Waltop International obtains investment from Intel Capital
Dec 3, 14:27
Taiwan-based electromagnetic (EM) pen-input solution developer Waltop International has secured investment from Intel Capital, which will enhance Waltop's R&D capability and help Waltop compete for orders from smartphone, tablet and other hand-held device vendors, according to the company.
Intel expected to ship 30 million tablet processors in 2014
Dec 2, 21:30
Intel's tablet processor shipments for 2014 are expected to reach only 30 million units, accounting for about 10% of total tablet processor shipments and lower than the company's forecasted 40 million units as demand for Windows 8.1 and Bay Trail-T-based tablets are not as strong as expected recently,...
Chicony Power expects revenues to peak in 4Q13
Nov 29, 14:15
Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology expects its fourth-quarter consolidated revenues to be the highest quarterly level in 2013 due to booming shipments for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the company said at a November 28 investors conference.
OCZ to file for bankruptcy; announces offer from Toshiba to purchase assets
Nov 29, 11:35
OCZ Technology, which specializes in providing high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, has announced that on November 25, 2013, it received notices that Hercules Technology Growth Capital took exclusive control of the company's depository accounts at Silicon Valley...
Prolonged Ivy Bridge life-cycle affects Intel 2014 CPU roadmap
Nov 27, 22:05
Intel's slow transition from Ivy Bridge to Haswell has impacted the CPU maker's original roadmap for 2014 as Ivy Bridge remains the mainstream platform of the notebook industry and a new time for termination has not been set, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Foxconn subsidiary Eson lists on TSE
Nov 26, 14:53
IT product design and manufacturing player Eson Precision Engineering, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), began listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on November 25. Company chairman Tai Jeng-wu expects the firm to achieve strong performance in the fourth quarter...
Cooling module makers retreat from PC industry
Nov 25, 14:46
Seeing the PC industry suffering from stagnant demand, cooling module makers are aggressively lowering the contribution of their PC-related businesses and turning to focus on the cloud computing server, LED and game console industries, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Acer supply chain concerned about 2015 orders
Nov 22, 14:37
Acer's upstream suppliers and ODMs are concerned about their orders for 2015 as company CEO Jim Wong, who was in charge of distributing orders, has stepped down, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Sony nears breakeven point on PlayStation 4 hardware costs, says IHS
Nov 20, 15:16
For the past seven years, Sony has offered various revisions of the PlayStation 3 console, many of which were sold at a loss. However, with the new PlayStation 4, Sony has produced a design whose component and manufacturing costs are starting out lower than its price tag – paving the way for...
Largan sues Samsung over alleged patent infringement
Nov 20, 14:32
Handset-use lens module makerLargan Precision has filed a lawsuit with a US local court in the Southern District of California accusing Samsung Electronics of infringing six of its US-registered patents regarding Galaxy Note II's cameras.
PCL Technologies listed on TSE
Nov 20, 14:15
PCL Technologies, a Virgin Islands-regisered maker of optical transceiver modules with production base in China, on November 19 started listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) at NT$70 (US$2.37) per share.
Hiwin sees earnings up over 46% sequentially in 3Q13
Nov 19, 21:43
Hiwin Technologies, which focuses on the production of ballscrews, linear-motion devices and industrial robots, has reported net profits of NT$639 million (US$21.6 million) for the third quarter of 2013, up 46.9% from the prior quarter. Third-quarter EPS stood at NT$2.52.
Chicony Power posts 3-quarter net EPS of NT$2
Nov 19, 21:39
Chicony Power Technology, a Taiwan-based power supply and adapter maker listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange on November 8, reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.664 billion (US$593 million), net operating profit of NT$789 million, net profit of NT$658 million and net EPS of NT$2 for January-September...
Automation becomes latest trend in notebook ODM industry
Nov 19, 16:03
Facing rising labor costs, several notebook ODMs such as Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics are starting to push automation across their production lines in China for 2014. Compal expects automated production to save 2% of its production costs.