China-based Luxshare becoming threat to Taiwan connector makers, says paper
Newswatch - Nov 27, 15:26
China-based connector maker Luxshare ICT has announced a private fund raiser to raise CNY4.6 billion (US$720.34 million) for capacity expansion for its USB Type-C, wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) product lines. Sources from Taiwan's upstream supply chain are concerned that the company's aggressive...
Largan said to face increasing pressure from Kantatsu
Nov 25, 16:00
With Japan-based camera lens module maker Kantatsu's entry into Apple's iPhone supply chain and aggressively expanding its capacity, Taiwan-based Largan Precision, which has been the main supplier of iPhone's camera lens module, is seeing increased competition, according to sources from Taiwan-based...
Asustek enjoys 60% share of Indonesia motherboard market
Nov 24, 15:54
Despite performing similarly to Gigabyte Technology in terms of motherboard shipments in the worldwide market, in Indonesia, Asustek Computer currently has a 60% share in the local motherboard market, while Gigabyte only has 15% and Micro-Star International (MSI) 7%, leaving less than 20% of the market...
Innodisk 3Q15 revenues and profits rise
Nov 20, 10:40
Taiwan-based Innodisk, which develops and manufactures industrial-class storage products, has announced net profits of NT$176 million (US$5.41 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$1.2 billion for the third quarter of 2015. Net EPS for the quarter came to NT$2.84.
Mouser adds TE USB Type-C receptacles to its lineup
Nov 19, 18:26
Mouser Electronics has announced that it is now stocking the USB Type-C receptacle from TE Connectivity (TE). This new mid-mount connector provides data, power, and audio/video connectivity and transmission in a single solution. The receptacle is fully compliant with USB Type-C specifications and is...
Handset chassis maker AVY reports increased revenues for October
Newswatch - Nov 19, 14:45
Handset and digital camera chassis maker AVY Precision Technology has reported revenues of US$623 million (US$19 million) for October, increasing 12.1% from the previous quarter. Accumulated 2015 revenues through October totaled NT$4.79 billion, up 57% on year.
BYD enjoys advantages in EV industry comparing to competitors, says paper
Nov 17, 16:12
Commenting on China-based Internet service provider LeTV and several traditional car makers' plans to enter into the electric vehicle (EV) industry, China-based manufacturer BYD pointed out that Internet players only have concepts and are mainly looking to expand their brand recognition in the market,...
Foxconn nets NT$6.03 per share for January-September
Nov 17, 14:57
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on November 16 released its financial report for the third quarter of 2015, recording consolidated revenues of NT$1.07 trillion (US$32.5 billion), up 9.5% sequentially and 12.11% on year, gross margin of 7.18%, net operating profit of NT$38.17 billion,...
China Hi-Tech Fair 2015 starts
Nov 17, 12:17
China Hi-Tech Fair 2015 opened in Shenzhen on November 16, and will run until November 21. Several China government officials as well as executives at Chinese Academy of Engineering in China participated in the opening ceremony.
MIRDC and CHEARI sign technical service cooperation memorandum
Nov 17, 12:09
Taiwan-based Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC) and China-based China Household Electric Appliance Research Institute (CHEARI) have recently signed a technical services cooperation memorandum at a conference in Beijing, China.
Brand vendors gearing up to launch Surface-similar 2-in-1 devices in 1Q16
Nov 16, 15:25
Seeing demand for Microsoft's Surface-series 2-in-1 devices having been rising, several notebook brand vendors have started adjusting their 2-in-1 projects for 2016 and plan to launch products with designs similar to the Surface, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Primax Electronics 3Q15 revenues hit record for 2nd time straight
Stockwatch - Nov 16, 14:38
PC peripheral and smartphone-use CCM (compact camera module) maker Primax Electronics generated consolidated revenues of NT$17.783 billion (US$542 million) for the third quarter of 2015, hitting a quarterly record for the second consecutive time, the company said at a November 13 investors conferenc...
Shin Zu Shing, Jarllytec to expand MIM capacity
Nov 13, 14:08
As Apple may adopt metal injection molding-based (MIM) hinges for use in 13- and 15-inch MacBooks to be launched in 2016, hinge makers Shin Zu Shing (SZS) and Jarllytec plan to expand their MIM production capacities by adding sintering furnaces, according to market watchers.
Inventec optimistic about its product lines in 2016
Nov 13, 11:28
With a strong financial report for the third quarter, Inventec is optimistic about its performance in 2016 and expects its notebook and server shipments to both achieve on-year growth, while handheld mobile device shipments will rise from 50-60 million units to 70 million units. The company's two solar...
Lite-On Technology 3Q15 net operating margin hits 7-quarter high
Nov 13, 11:05
EMS provider Lite-On Technology posted net operating margin of 4.34% for the third quarter of 2015, the highest quarterly level since the first quarter of 2014, according to its third-quarter financial report released at a November 12 investors conference.
Simplo achieves net profits of NT$797 million in 3Q15
Nov 12, 14:54
Taiwan-based battery maker Simplo Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$16.14 billion (US$493.8 million) for the third quarter, while gross margins were 10.22%, net profits were NT$797 million and EPS NT$2.51.
Tung Thih lands RPA orders from Korea automakers
Nov 12, 11:43
Automotive electronic device ODM/OEM Tung Thih Electronic has disclosed it has obtained orders for rear parking assists (RPAs), with shipments to begin in the second half of 2016.
Hiwin lands robot orders from wafer equipment supplier
Nov 11, 11:45
Precision motion mechanical component maker Hiwin Technologies has obtained orders for more than 200 robots used in semiconductor wafer production lines from a Taiwan-based supplier of such equipment, with shipments scheduled for fourth-quarter 2015 and first-quarter 2016, company chairman Eric Chuo...
AcBel Polytech automating production lines in China
Nov 11, 11:40
Power supply and power management solution provider AcBel Polytech is automating production lines at factories in China to cope with increasing wages there, with automation levels for some lines reaching 50-60%, the company said at a November 10 investors conference.
MSI October revenues rise on year
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 15:41
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.824 billion (US$238.57 million) for October 2015, representing a 8.98% drop on month and 5.53% increase on year.
Gigabyte sees October revenues rise on year
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 15:39
Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.194 billion (US$127.89 million) for October 2015, representing a 16.35% drop on month and 13.79% increase on year.
Catcher Technology posts record 3Q15
Nov 9, 11:05
Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology generated its highest quarterly consolidated revenues at NT$21.405 billion (US$653 million), net operating profit of NT$7.625 billion and net profit of NT$8.154 billion for the third quarter of 2015, according to the company's financial report released at...
Foxlink reports solid revenue gains for October
Stockwatch - Nov 9, 10:50
Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.033 billion (US$432.19 million) for October 2015, representing a 12.4% increase on month and 37.25% increase on year.
Altek revenues increase on year in October
Stockwatch - Nov 6, 16:09
Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.137 billion (US$35.01 million) for October 2015, representing a 5.34% drop on month and 13.03% increase on year.
Catcher October revenues hit record
Nov 6, 12:15
Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology on November 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.23 billion (US$253 million) for October, hitting a monthly record for the third consecutive time with growth of 3.04% on month and 52.03% on year.
Casetek Holdings posts 3Q15 net EPS of NT$4.75
Stockwatch - Nov 6, 11:43
Chassis maker Casetek Holdings on November 5 released its financial report for the third quarter of 2015, recording consolidated revenues of NT$10.1 billion (US$308 million), gross margin of 26.62%, net operating profit of 1.76 billion, net profit of NT$1.61 billion and net EPS of NT$4.75.
Largan Precision October revenues hit record
Nov 6, 11:17
Lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.769 billion (US$178 million) for October, growing 4.59% sequentially and 5.77% on year to hit a monthly record.
ACES Electronics to add investment in China-based Nantong Great Electronic
Nov 6, 11:00
Connector maker ACES Electronics has revealed it will have ACES Electronics (Kunshan), its subsidiary based in eastern China, add investment of CNY82.25 million (US$13.0 million) in China-based automotive wiring harness maker Nantong Great Electronic to increase its stake ratio from 28.35% currently...
China becoming a major investment market for Intel
Nov 5, 15:31
Intel Capital is estimated to invest a total of US$500 million in 2015. Prior to the end of October, Intel Capital had already invested US$168 million in China and with a separate US$1 billion investment in the Tsinghua Unigroup, several funds established specifically for China-based firms, and an...
Western Digital, Seagate see PCs growing less important to revenues
Nov 5, 14:06
Hard disk drive (HDD) makers Western Digital and Seagate have announced their financial results for the third quarter and both makers are seeing their PC business revenue contributions weaken. PC HDDs only contributed about 34% of Western Digital's revenues, while Seagate's non-PC storage solution...
Ichia Technologies sees decreased October revenues
Stockwatch - Nov 3, 15:27
Flexible PCB and handset chassis component maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$598 million (US$18.4 million) for October, decreasing 6.12% on month and 35.42% on year.
Digitimes Research: Solid-state autofocus solutions have potential
Oct 30, 15:26
Solid-state autofocus solutions developed by US-based LensVector have been applied in entry-level smartphones since October 2015 and, although at very small volumes currently, have considerable potential market due to advantages in durability, power consumption, thickness and production costs compared...
Delta Electronics to finish fund-raising by end of 2015
Oct 29, 11:02
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics expects to complete raising of an estimated NT$25 billion (US$769 million) in additional paid-in capital through issuing up to 170.67 million new shares by the end of 2015, the company said at an October 28 investors confer...
China market: Motherboard vendors score points in bundled graphics cards sales
Oct 29, 10:25
Taiwan-based vendors Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) and China-based vendor Colorful Technology have seen shipment and profit growths from marketing bundled motherboards and graphics in the China's DIY PC market, according to PC channels, according to sources from upstream supply...
Asustek tops Taiwan-based global brands in 2015, says MOEA
Oct 28, 12:04
Asustek Computer has been appraised as the most valuable Taiwan-based global brand in 2015 with brand value of US$1.780 billion, achieving the status for three consecutive years, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).