ASMedia may be impacted by AMD poor performance
Jul 3, 15:48
ASMedia Technology, which has received orders from AMD for its southbridge chip R&D and manufacturing, may feel the impact of AMD's poor peformance in the PC industry recently, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Vendors seeking alternate solutions for metal notebook chassis
Jul 2, 15:40
Notebook brand vendors such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard (HP) have recently been inquiring about carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic and magnesium-lithium alloy chassis for their new metal chassis notebooks, and vendors that have inquired about carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic chassis, are looking to save...
Supply chain players gear up for new Nintendo console
Jul 2, 11:54
Japan-based Nintendo is planning to launch its next-generation games console in 2016 and has recently asked its supply chain partners to start pilot production in October, at the latest. The console will be manufactured by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), but Pegatron Technology is...
Taipower to limit power supply to industrial users
Jun 30, 15:03
With Taiwan's power consumption having risen significantly due to hot weather, the government-owned Taipower's operating reserve may drop to as low as 2.2% shortly and the issue could lead to malfunctions of some of its mid- or large-size machines. As a result, Taipower is planning to cut power supply...
Broadcom expands strategic collaborations in China
Jun 26, 15:58
Broadcom has announced a series of MoU agreements with several China-based companies, including Hangzhou H3C Technologies, Inspur and StarTimes. The signing of these agreements reflects Broadcom's ongoing commitment to expand strategic relationships in Asia and drive further innovation in home entertainment...
Darfon appoints new chairman
Stockwatch - Jun 25, 14:43
Taiwan-based keyboard maker Darfon Electronics has appointed its president Andy Su as the new chairman of the company, while former chairman Sheaffer Lee has stepped down after serving his term, according to a company post with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Digitimes Research: White-box players pushing 10.1-inch Windows tablets
Jun 25, 14:42
During a survey of southern China's white-box tablet supply chain recently, Digitimes Research found that Intel will not be able to supply its Cherry Trail-based solutions to white-box players until the end of the third quarter. Most white-box players will only be able to use Bay Trail-T CR solutions...
BizLink sees revenue growth in 2014
Jun 25, 14:36
Connector maker BizLink has announced consolidated revenues of US$246 million for 2014, up 3.1% on year and net profits of US$20.36 million, up 7.25% on year. The company will distribute dividends of NT$5.50 (US$0.18), NT$5 in cash and NT$0.50 in stock.
Lite-On Technology expects 4 new businesses to begin to profit in 2016
Jun 24, 20:06
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has started operating in 6-7 new business fields and expects four: automotive electronics, LED street lamps, industrial automation and biotechnology/medical care, to begin to profit in 2016, company chairman Raymond Soong said at the 2015 shareholders meeting on June...
Casetek Holdings expects capacity utilization to rise to 90% in 3Q15
Jun 23, 21:20
Metal-alloy chassis maker Casetek Holdings utilized 65-75% of production capacity equivalent to 6,000-7,000 CNC machines in the first quarter of 2015 and expects capacity utilization to begin to increase at the end of the second quarter and to reach 90% in the third, according to the company.
Microsoft looking to charge extra licensing fees for high-end notebooks
Jun 22, 23:49
Microsoft has been talking to notebook brand vendors about the licensing of Windows 10 recently and is planning to charge extra fees for notebook models with high-end hardware such as Core i7 processors or Full HD display. However, the vendors are concerned that the increased fees could impact their...
Intel pushing into SSD market, looking to surpass Samsung in 2016
Jun 22, 23:47
To expand its presence in the solid state drive (SSD) market, Intel has recently launched its newest 750 series SSDs with technology that is able to enhance the transmission speed, and is offering price cuts on its existing products in order to narrow its gap with the largest vendor, Samsung Electronics,...
Western Digital, Seagate release new mobile HDDs
Jun 22, 12:23
Western Digital and Seagate have both released new mobile hard disk drive (HDD) products recently as demand has been rising rapidly. Western Digital has launched mobile HDDs with 1TB-3TB capacities, aiming at customers with demand for large storage space. Seagate has unveiled an ultra-thin 500GB HDD...
Intel Skylake to debut at Gamescom in August
Jun 18, 15:28
Intel's 14nm Skylake processors and 100-series chipsets for desktops are expected to be unveiled in early August at Gamescom in Germany. Intel will announce the Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K as well as Z170 chipsets initially targeting gamers, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Shin Zu Shing to expand MIM capacity
Jun 17, 16:01
Hinge maker Shin Zu Shing (SZS) expects utilization of metal injection molding (MIM) production capacity to increase from 50% in the first half of 2015 to 100% beginning July due to surging orders for hinges and structural components from notebook and smart wearable device vendors and will add batch...
Chicony Power distributes dividends and appoints new chairman
Jun 16, 15:32
Taiwan-based lighting and power component maker Chicony Power Technology has announced it will distribute a dividend of NT$2.30 (US$0.07) in cash and NT$0.05 in stock and the company's chairman Kent Hsu will retire from his position with vice-chairman and CEO MK Hsu to take over the position.
Flytech Technology leads in customized POS, says chairman
Jun 15, 11:19
POS (point of sale) device and peripheral maker Flytech Technology has surpassed fellow makers in customized POS design and technology and even led in developing POS hardware specifications, according to company chairman Thomas Lam.
Taiyo Yuden to end optical disc business
Jun 12, 14:54
Japan-based Taiyo Yuden will end production of optical discs, mainly CD-R, DVD-R and BD-R, at the end of 2015 and quit the optical disc market in March 2016 due to decreasing profitability arising from depreciation of the Japanese Yen and shrinking global demand, according to the company.
Foxlink posts 2014 financial results; to distribute NT$2 cash dividend
Jun 11, 14:32
Foxlink hosted an investors conference on June 10, posting its 2014 financial results of consolidated revenues of NT$91.07 billion (US$2.95 billion), operating profits of NT$10.67 billion, consolidated gross margins of 11.71%, net profits of NT$1.79 billion and EPS of NT$3.50. The company will distribute...
Largan Precision expects sequential growth in July
Jun 11, 10:20
Smartphone camera lens module maker Largan Precision, based on orders received, expects shipments and consolidated revenues to remain unchanged on month in June and to increase in July, according to company CEO Lin En-ping.
Foxconn revenues down 14% on month in May
Jun 10, 21:24
Foxconn Electronics has reported revenues of NT$301.6 billion (US$9.71 billion) for May, down 14.4% from the previous month but up 12.6% from a year earlier. For the first five months of 2015 revenues amounted to NT$1.668 trillion, increasing 15.4% on year.
MSI revenues drop in May
Stockwatch - Jun 10, 16:32
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.622 billion (US$181.93 million) for May 2015, representing a 4.13% drop on month and 20.51% drop on year.
Asustek revenues drop on year in May
Stockwatch - Jun 10, 16:32
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.682 billion (US$1.09 billion) for May 2015, representing a 1.94% increase on month and 8.58% drop on year.
ASRock announces poor 2014, but expects improvement in 2H15
Jun 10, 16:06
ASRock has announced its 2014 financial results, with consolidated revenues going down 14% on year to reach NT$8.91 billion (US$288.39 million). Its gross margin was 18.4%, down 3.1pp, and net profits dropped sharply by 53.9% to reach NT$490 million.
Aten International sees decreased May revenues
Jun 10, 15:30
KVM switch solution provider Aten International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$373 million (US$12.1 million) for May, decreasing 5.94% on month and 2.22% on year, and NT$1.95 billion for January-May, growing 1.05% on year.
Lite-On Technology sees decreased May revenues
Jun 10, 11:34
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.764 billion (US$545 million) for May, slipping 2.37% on month and 14.87% on year, while consolidated revenues for January-May totaled NT$85.480 billion, dipping 5.02% on year.
Catcher Technology expects good 2015
Jun 9, 22:03
Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology, in view of growing demand for smartphones and increasing complexity and difficulty in chassis design, expects good 2015 business operations, company chairman Hung Shui-shu said at the 2015 shareholders meeting on June 9.
Gigabyte revenues rise in May
Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:53
Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.848 billion (US$123.63 million) for May 2015, representing a 1.2% increase on month and 4.41% increase on year.
Primax Electronics May revenues down on month, up on year
Jun 9, 15:35
PC peripheral and handset compact camera module (CCM) maker Primax Electronics on June 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.52 billion (US$147 million) for May, decreasing 7.38% on month but increasing 3.04% on year, and sales of NT$22.36 billion for January-May, growing 8.21% on year.
Flytech Technology May revenues hit record, says paper
Newswatch - Jun 9, 14:46
POS (point of sale) device maker Flytech Technology on June 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$505 million (US$16.4 million) for May, the highest monthly figure on record with growth of 18.19% on month and of 25.90% on year, according to Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times (<..
Merry Electronics sees slightly decreased May revenues
Stockwatch - Jun 9, 14:32
Handset-use audio component maker Merry Electronics on June 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$850 million (US$27.6 million) for May 2015, representing a slight decline of 1.25% on month and 2.79% on year.
ECS posts gains in May revenues
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:20
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.268 billion (US$169.39 million)for May 2015, representing a 89.76% increase on month and 6.31% increase on year.
Colorful to become 3rd-largest motherboard vendor in China in 2015
Jun 8, 16:14
China-based motherboard vendor Colorful is expected to ship 3-3.5 million motherboards in China in 2015 and become the third largest vendor in the country, surpassing Micro-Star International (MSI) and Biostar as well as ASRock and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS).
Altek sees May revenues drop
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:12
Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$965 million (US$31.03 million) for May 2015, representing a 12.56% drop on month and 44.71% drop on year.
Chicony revenues increase in May
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:08
Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.807 billion (US$218.88 million) for May 2015, representing a 8.85% increase on month and 7.31% increase on year.
Largan Precision sees increased May revenues
Jun 8, 11:42
Smartphone camera lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.419 billion (US$143.7 million) for May, increasing 3.38% on month and 30.25% on year.