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Ko Ja developing micro LED-based luminous keyboards, logo backlighting

Dec 2, 16:18

Notebook-use membrane touch switch maker Ko Ja (Cayman) has disclosed it has cooperated with US-based partners to develop micro LED membrane lighting for luminous keyboards and logo backlighting.

Intel to push SSD products for 4 major markets in 2017

Dec 2, 16:12

Seeing demand for NAND flash storage rising and memory makers accelerating their development of 3D NAND flash products, Intel is planning to begin mass producing new 3D NAND flash products in 2017 to compete for datacenter, professional, consumer and embedded markets, which may pose a challenge for...

Sharp Jusda Logistics becomes subsidiary of Jusda in Japan

Dec 2, 16:04

Sharp Jusda Logistics, originally Sharp's logistics business unit, has reorganized to become a subsidiary of Jusda International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics, according to Japan-based Nikkei.

Delta, Furukawa land heat-pipe orders from LG, say Taiwan makers

Dec 2, 16:03

Following Samsung Electronics' adoption of heat-pipes for its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 7, Korea-based LG Electronics reportedly is also planning to adopt heat-pipes for smartphones to be launched in 2017. LG has released orders to Taiwan-based Delta Electronics and Japan-based Furukawa Electric, with...

Solenoid maker Tai Shing to list on OTC

Dec 2, 11:35

Own-brand solenoid and solenoid valve maker Tai Shing Electronics Components will be listed on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) market on December 21, according to the company.

Tai Shing chairman Lin Wan-shing

Genius Electronic Optical settles patent lawsuit with Largan Precision

Dec 2, 11:05

Lens module maker Genius Electronic Optical on December 1 announced that it has settled a lawsuit concerning patent infringement with smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision. Details of the settlement were not revealed due to a non-disclosure agreement.

Intel, Nvidia ready to unveil new platforms for CES 2017

Nov 30, 16:10

Following the launches of its Y and U series 14nm Kaby Lake processors at the end of August, targeting ultra-thin notebooks and 2-in-1 devices, Intel is ready to unveil its H series Kaby Lake CPUs for high-performance and gaming notebooks as well as several desktop processors and 200 series chipsets...

Posiflex Technology obtains US 20-year patent for MT-series POS devices

Nov 30, 14:29

Own-brand POS (point of sale/) equipment maker Posiflex Technology on November 29 announced that it has obtained a 20-year patent (No.9436226B2) from the US Patent and Trademark Office for its MT-series POS devices.

A tablet-like MT-series POS device

Schott showcases ultra-thin cover glass at C-Touch & Display 2016

Nov 28, 12:48

Germany-based Schott AG showcased Schott AS 87 eco, high-strength ultra-thin cover glass for displays, camera lenses and fingerprint sensors, at C-Touch & Display 2016 (China International Touch Screen Exhibition) in Shenzhen, southern China, during November 24-26.

PCB makers hike prices due to increased CCL cost

Nov 22, 14:53

Taiwan-based PCB makers, in response to price hikes by CCL (copper-clad laminate) suppliers, have raised quotes to reflect increased costs, according to industry sources.

SZS to expand MIM capacity in 2017

Nov 22, 14:40

Notebook hinge maker Shin Zu Shing (SZS) is planning to expand its MIM (metal injection molding) production capacity by over 30% through procuring two new continuous MIM furnaces, with the additional capacity expected to come into operation in the second half of 2017, according to the company.

Delta Electronics to acquire Unicom System

Nov 21, 14:30

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics will acquire a 100% stake in Unicom System Eng., a CIM (computer-integrated manufacturing) solution provider, at NT$351 million (US$11.1 million), according to Delta.

Inventec expects 2017 revenues to grow 10-15%

Nov 21, 12:14

ODM Inventec expects 2017 consolidated revenues to increase 10-15% on year, with growth mostly coming from servers and hand-held devices, according to company chairman Richard Lee.

Booming notebook orders to last until 1Q17, say Taiwan makers

Nov 21, 11:09

Shipments of notebooks from Taiwan-based ODMs will remain strong in the first quarter of 2017 as some brand vendors have been pulling in more orders on short supply of some key components, including display panels, memory products and graphics cards, according to sources from supply chain makers.

Vivotek aims to hike revenue proportion from own-brand sales

Nov 18, 11:17

Web camera and IP-based surveillance video recorder maker Vivotek saw the proportion of third-quarter 2016 consolidated revenues from own-brand sales rise to 43% and aims to hike the proportion to 50% in 2017, according to company chairman Chen Wen-chang.

Intel announces US$250 million investment for autonomous driving

Nov 17, 10:10

Delivering his keynote address at the LA Auto Show's AutoMobility conference, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced that Intel Capital is targeting more than US$250 million of additional new investments over the next two years to make fully autonomous driving a reality.

Foxlink sees earnings rebound in 3Q16

Newswatch - Nov 15, 21:30

Cable and connector maker Foxlink has reported net profits of NT$238 million (US$7.47 million) for the third quarter of 2016, a sharp increase from the NT$11 million of a quarter earlier but down sharply from NT$1.03 billion of a year earlier. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.45.

Foxconn Technology reports increased earnings for 3Q16

Newswatch - Nov 15, 21:28

Metal chassis and case maker Foxconn Technology has reported net profits of NT$3.33 billion (US$104.53 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 29.68% sequentially. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.36 for the quarter.

PC supply chain seeing replacement trend in DIY market in 2H16

Nov 15, 15:38

The PC upstream supply chain has seen increasing demand for gaming-level hardware components from the PC DIY market since the early second half thanks to a PC replacement trend created by Blizzard Entertainment's game Overwatch, which already has over 20 million regular players worldwide. Since Blizzard...

MSI reports strong earnings for 3Q16

Newswatch - Nov 14, 15:33

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported net profits of NT$1.615 billion (US$50.538 million) for the third quarter of 2016, increasing 74% on quarter and 41% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$1.91, compared to NT$1.10 a quarter earlier and NT$1.35 a year earlier.

Lite-On Technology 3Q16 revenues, net EPS hit record, 11-year high

Nov 14, 10:27

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported third-quarter 2016 consolidated revenues of NT$62.678 billion (US$1.99 billion), hitting a quarterly record, and net EPS of NT$1.37, its highest quarterly level since the fourth quarter of 2005.

Lite-On Technology CEO Warren Chen

Acer strengthens ties with Tobii to develop VR devices with eye-tracking technology

Nov 14, 10:06

Acer is expanding its cooperation with Sweden-based eye tracking solution developer Tobii Technology to develop head-mounted display (HMD) VR devices featuring eye tracking technology, according to industry sources.

Wistron reports decreased earnings for 3Q16

Nov 14, 10:04

Wistron has reported net profits of NT$512 million (US$16.08 million) for the third quarter of 2016, down 16.97% on quarter and 22% from a year earlier. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.21.

Asustek reports strong earnings for 3Q16

Nov 14, 09:55

Asustek Computer has reported net profits of NT$5.979 billion (US$187.75 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 45% on quarter and 42% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$8 for the quarter, compared to NT$5.6 a quarter earlier and NT$5.7 a year earlier.

Asustek CEO Jerry Shen

Pegatron expects 4Q16 notebook shipments to grow

Nov 11, 14:50

Pegatron expects fourth-quarter 2016 notebook shipments to increase 25-30% on quarter and those for motherboards and desktops to decrease 15-20%, according to the company.

Simplo Technology nets NT$6.50 per share for January-September

Stockwatch - Nov 11, 11:46

Battery pack maker Simplo has reported third-quarter 2016 consolidated revenues of NT$14.623 billion (US$463 million), gross margin 10.11%, net operating profit NT$817 million, net profit NT$717 million and net EPS NT$2.33, The company posted consolidated revenues of NT$41.563 billion, gross margin...

Silitech reports losses for 3Q16

Stockwatch - Nov 11, 11:11

Chassis maker Silitech Technology has reported a net loss of NT$21 million (US$661,815) or NT$0.12 per share on revenues of NT$626 million for the third quarter of 2016.

Darfon sees strong profits in 3Q16; suffers revenue drops in October

Nov 11, 11:01

Taiwan-based keyboard maker Darfon Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$5.15 billion (US$163.67 million) for the third quarter, up 9.2% sequentially, net profits of NT$178 million, up 135% sequentially and EPS of NT$0.60.

Lite-On Semi generates profits for 3Q16

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 15:53

Discrete and analog IC component maker Lite-On Semiconductor has reported net profits of NT$327.2 million (US$10.36 million) or NT$0.55 per share for the third quarter of 2016.

Casetek to join iPhone chassis supply chain, say sources

Nov 10, 15:31

Taiwan-based metal chassis maker Casetek reportedly will join the supply chain for Apple's iPhone and become the fourth supplier after Catcher Technology, Foxconn Technology and US-based Jabil, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Intel looks to add Wi-Fi and USB 3.1 support into next-generation chipsets

Nov 10, 15:15

Intel reportedly is planning to add USB 3.1 and Wi-Fi functions into its motherboard chipsets and the new design may be implemented in its upcoming 300-series scheduled to be released at the end of 2017, according to sources from motherboard makers. Intel declined to comment on market speculation.

Panel shortages expected to hurt notebook demand in 1H17, says Compal president

Nov 10, 14:47

LCD TV panel shortages are prompting panel makers to shift their capacity and the issue has caused notebook panels to see tight supply, according to Compal Electronics president Ray Chen, while notebook panel demand will remain strong in the first half of 2017. Vendors are likely to raise their notebook...

Asustek October revenues decline

Nov 10, 10:46

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$38.3 billion (US$1.22 billion) for October, down 14.2% on month and 7.5% on year. Combined consolidated revenues for the first 10 months in 2016 were down 0.6% on year to reach NT$378.71 billion.

Gigabyte sees revenues drop in October

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 10:42

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.05 billion (US$128.15 million) for October 2016, representing a 22.85% drop on month and 3.54% drop on year.

Foxlink revenues drop in October

Stockwatch - Nov 9, 15:37

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.491 billion f(US$302.31 million) or October 2016, representing a 9.61% drop on month and 32.36% drop on year.

CCI revenues rise, but profits drop in 3Q16

Nov 9, 15:31

Taiwan-based cooling module maker Chaun-Choung Technology (CCI) has announced third-quarter consolidated revenues of NT$1.86 billion (US$58.86 million), up 3.04% sequentially, but profits were down 17.19% sequentially and net profits also dropped to only NT$167 million, leaving EPS at only NT$1.94,...

Lite-On Technology October revenues up on year

Nov 9, 11:28

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.55 billion (US$652 million) for October, decreasing 7.67% on month but increasing 3.99% on year.

Dialog Semiconductor, Energous team to accelerate wireless charging adoption

Nov 9, 11:21

Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly-integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting (SSL) and Bluetooth low energy (LE) technology, has announced a strategic investment in Energous, the developer of WattUp, a revolutionary wire-free charging technology that provides...

Hinge maker Syncmold reports strong profits for 3Q16

Nov 8, 21:22

Hinge/stand maker Syncmold Enterprise has reported net profits of NT$299 million (US$9.5 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 46.57% on quarter and 8.33% on year. EPS for the quarter reached at NT$2.

Chicony Power sees revenues up in October

Stockwatch - Nov 8, 15:55

Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.695 billion (US$85.6 million) for October, increasing 18.41% from a year earlier.

Catcher gross margins return above 40% in 3Q16; EPS strongly impacted by exchange losses

Nov 8, 15:41

Taiwan-based metal chassis maker Catcher Technology announced consolidated revenues of NT$20.73 billion (US$658.81 million) for the third quarter, up 18.3% sequentially and its highest quarterly performance in 2016. Thanks to new high-ASP products, as well as increased utilization rate, Catcher's gross...

Taiwan market: Xiaomi launches 5s Plus, Mi Box

Nov 8, 15:18

Xiaomi Technology has launched its new flagship smartphone, the Mi 5s Plus, as well as the Mi Box, in the Taiwan market with availability to begin on November 10.

Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus

Amazon sees increasing tablet demand in 4Q16

Nov 8, 15:05

Amazon's inexpensive tablets continue to enjoy strong demand in the fourth quarter and should boost related supply chain players' performances. Taiwan-based small-to-medium-size panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and China-based OEM Huaqin are both expected to see strong orders from Amazon in...

Demand for USB Type-C to pick up with more notebook adoption, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 8, 14:07

Market watchers expect Apple's decision to fully adopt USB Type-C connectors for its new MacBook Pros to accelerate other notebook vendors' adoption of USB Type-C technology in their products which should benefit connector makers including BizLink Holding, Good Way Technology and Foxlink, according...

Apple outsourcing MacBook Pro keyboard orders to Wistron, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 8, 14:03

Wistron reportedly has landed orders for the OLED Touch Bar keyboard used in Apple's new MacBook Pro, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing market watchers.

Silitech sees decreased October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 8, 11:31

Chassis maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$181.3 million (US$5.75 million) for October, declining 10.13% on month and 36.01% on year, affected by short-term production adjustment at clients.

ECS sees falling October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 7, 21:29

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.18 billion (US$69.25 million) for October 2016, representing a 26.49% drop on month and 43.26% drop on year.

Connector maker Sinbon reports flat performance for October

Nov 7, 11:45

Connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.047 billion (US$33.27 million) for October, down 5.01% on month but up 2.88% on year. For the first 10 months of 2016, revenues totaled NT$11.142 billion, increasing 7.24% from a year earlier.

Largan Precision October revenues hit 12-month high

Nov 7, 11:17

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.073 billion (US$161 million) for October, the highest monthly level since November 2015 and growing 2.41% on month but declining 12.06% on year.

Headset maker Merry October revenues hit record high

Newswatch - Nov 7, 11:00

Headset maker Merry Electronics saw its consolidated revenues hit a record high for the fifth consecutive month at NT$1.948 billion (US$61.91 million) in October. The monthly figures also represented an increase of 10.9% from the previous month and 41.12% from a year earlier.

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