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Quanta Storage quits production of slim-type ODDs, steps into SSDs

Jul 29, 15:08

Quanta Storage stopped production of slim-type optical disc drives (ODDs) for notebooks at the end of 2015 and cleaned its inventory in the first quarter of 2016. The company stepped into OEM/ODM production of SSDs and began to offer enterprise server-use SSDs under own-brand Techman in the second...

Gigabyte to ship 16.5 million motherboards, 3.5 million graphics cards in 2016

Jul 29, 14:56

Gigabyte Technology globally shipped 7.8 million motherboards and 1.6 million graphics cards in the first half of 2016, and is expected to ship 16.5 million units and 3.5 million units respectively for the whole year, according to market analysts.

Vizio acquisition expected to push LeEco-Foxconn partnership

Jul 28, 21:23

With LeEco Global's (LeTV) acquisition of Vizio, some market watchers believe Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), which has a tight relationship with LeEco and has been making frequent contact with the China-based maker recently, will likely push the establishment of a new TV platform...

Connector maker Sinbon reports earnings for 2Q16

Newswatch - Jul 27, 21:26

Connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics has reported net profits of NT$308.41 million (US$9.26 million) or NT$1.42 per share for the second quarter of 2016.

Hangzhou factories concerned about impact of air pollution controls during G20 Summit

Jul 27, 15:50

China will for the first time host the G20 Summit in Hangzhou City, eastern China, during September 4-5. In order to secure clean air during the meeting, the China government will temporarily control production at air-polluting factories within 150km of Hangzhou, according to Taiwan-based supply chain...

Young Optics suffers 1H16 net loss per share of NT$1.26

Jul 27, 14:44

Optical component and module maker Young Optics posted a net loss per share of NT$1.26 (US$0.039) for the first half of 2016, the company said at a July 26 investors conference.

Notebook players less keen to adopt USB Type C

Jul 27, 11:44

While the USB Type-C interface is seeing growing popularity among smartphones and tablets, notebook and all-in-one (AIO) PC vendors are less aggressive about adopting the technology into their latest products because of design and cost issues, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

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Chip orders for notebooks from Huawei and Xiaomi falling, say sources

Jul 27, 11:08

Chip orders for notebooks from Huawei Device and Xiaomi have fallen rapidly recently, according to industry sources.

POS device supplier Posiflex reports strong earnings for 1H16

Newswatch - Jul 26, 15:15

Own-brand POS (point of sale) equipment maker Posiflex Technology has reported net profits of NT$175 million (US$5.43 million) for the second quarter of 2016, up 48% on quarter and 11% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.5 for the quarter.

AMD introduces new professional graphics

Jul 26, 14:17

AMD has unveiled new solutions to address modern content creation and engineering: the new Radeon Pro WX series of professional graphics cards. The new brand, targeting 10 million professional graphics users is created based on the Polaris architecture.

Component makers to see weak orders for tablets and wearables

Jul 26, 12:25

Upstream component makers have seen weaker-than-expected orders for tablet and wearable products since the early first half and the issue is expected to continue in the second half of the year and will hurt the makers' revenue performances in 2016.

Ritek steps into bio-testing optical discs

Jul 26, 12:02

Ritek has extended its optical disc production from the IT segment to bio-testing and begun shipments to Europe-based clients, according to company chairman and CEO Gordon Yeh.

HTC to face increasing competition in VR market in 2H16

Jul 26, 11:05

HTC is expected to face increasing competition from other brand vendors in the VR (virtual reality) market in the second half of 2016 as VR or AR (augmented reality) devices appear to be hot-selling items for the forthcoming year-end holiday shopping season, according to industry sources.

Samsung invests in China-based BYD

Jul 22, 14:54

Shanghai Samsung Semiconductor, a unit of Samsung Electronics, has acquired 52.26 million shares of BYD Electronic for CNY3 billion (US$449 million), according to an announcement by the China-based electric vehicle maker.

Software solution provider GrandTech reports increased earnings for 2Q16

Stockwatch - Jul 20, 21:45

GrandTech CG Systems, a Taiwan-based supplier of IT products and a software solution provider, has reported pre-tax earnings of NT$49.58 million (US$1.55 million) for the second quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.92 before taxes for the period.

IPC maker Parpro expected to see strong contribution from aerospace and military businesses in 2017, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 20, 15:34

Taiwan-based industrial PC maker Parpro is expected to see its revenues from the aerospace and military businesses grow significantly in 2017, increasing their combined revenue contribution to 50% in 2017, up from 35% in 2015 due to a replacement trend for airplanes, according to a Chinese-language...

Commentary: ARM a must for SoftBank in paradigm shift

Jul 20, 12:46

SoftBank's decision to buy out ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2 billion) not only highlights the ruthless investment style of SoftBank's chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son, but also indicates the future business opportunities that will come along with the rising penetration of Internet of Things (IoT).

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Merry to form investment partnership with Luxshare via Suzhou subsidiary

Jul 19, 15:59

Headset maker Merry Electronics has signed a letter of intent for cooperation with China-based Luxshare Precision Industry under which Luxshare or one of its subsidiaries will take up a 40-60% stake in a Merry subsidiary in Suzhou, China for CNY400-600 million (US$59.71-89.57 million).

Hinge makers see increasing demand for MIM-made hinges

Jul 19, 15:49

Demand for metal injection molding-made (MIM) hinges is expected to grow strongly in the second half of the year as Apple's upcoming new ultra-thin MacBooks will feature the component, while many brand vendors' new 2-in-1 devices will also continue using the hinges. Taiwan-based hinge maker Shin Zu...

SoftBank to acquire ARM

Jul 18, 16:24

The boards of directors of SoftBank and ARM have announced that they have reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended all-cash acquisition of ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2 billion).

Samsung to take up 4% stake in China-based BYD, says paper

Jul 15, 14:19

Samsung Electronics has decided to invest KRW500 billion (U$442 million) to take up a 4% stake in China-based electric vehicle maker BYD Electronic, according to a Korea Economic Daily report.

Largan Precision 2Q16 gross margin hits record

Jul 15, 11:17

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported record gross margin of 66.37% for the second quarter of 2016.

ASRock reports increased sales for June

Newswatch - Jul 15, 10:55

ASRock has reported revenues of NT$559.37 million (US$17.48 million) for June, up 9.22% on month and 9.41% on year. Accumulated 2016 revenues through June totaled NT$3.457 billion, increasing 3.56% from a year earlier.

Notebook hinge maker Jarllytec sees revenues up sharply on year in June

Newswatch - Jul 13, 22:13

Notebook hinge maker Jarllytec has reported revenues of NT$557.84 million (US$17.34 million) for June, down 3.78% on month but up 128.65% on year. Second-quarter revenues were NT$1.587 billion, marking the company's highest quarterly figures.

Notebook chip order visibility extends

Jul 13, 14:02

Taiwan-based IC design houses have landed an influx of orders for notebooks, and have seen better order visiility for the third quarter, according to industry sources.

Gigabyte launches two new GeForce GTX 1070 graphics cards

Jul 13, 11:09

Gigabyte Technology has announced the availability of two new variants of GeForce GTX 1070 graphics cards. They are the small form factor GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC Edition (GV-N1070IXOC-8GD) and the dual-fan GTX 1070 Windforce OC Edition (GV-N1070WF2OC-8GD).

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Windforce OC Edition graphics card

Foxconn Technology reports June revenues up on year

Stockwatch - Jul 12, 19:35

Foxconn Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.07 billion (US$188.18 million) for June 2016, representing a 6.33% drop on month but a 5.45% increase on year.

Chicony Electronics revenues flat on year in June

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:17

Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.922 billion (US$214.94 million) for June 2016, representing a 14.38% increase on month and 0.78% drop on year.

Foxlink revenues drop on year in June

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:14

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.374 billion (US$197.93 million) for June 2016, representing a 11.12% increase on month and 15.1% drop on year.

Gigabyte June revenues increase

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:13

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.853 billion f(US$150.7 million) or June 2016, representing a 47.36% increase on month and 26.17% increase on year.

Altek reports decreased revenues for June

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:12

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$890 million (US$27.64 million) for June 2016, representing a 6.06% drop on month and 6.74% drop on year.

MSI reports increased revenues for June

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:06

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.719 billion (US$270.74 million) for June 2016, representing a 22.59% increase on month and 25.59% increase on year.

Delta Electronics revenues increase in June

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 15:38

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.874 billion (US$555.02 million) for June 2016, increasing 0.5% on month and 5% on year.

Lite-On Technology June revenues hit 8-month high

Jul 11, 11:04

EMS provider Lite-On Technology on July 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$19.107 billion (US$590 million) for June, the highest monthly level since November 2015 and increasing 9.58% on month and 7.78% on year.

Robot maker Hiwin reports brisk sales for June, looks to strong 3Q16

Newswatch - Jul 11, 10:51

Mechanical component and robot maker Hiwin Technologies saw its revenues grow 4.5% on month and 5.79% on year to a record high of NT$1.549 billion (US$48.06 million) for June, buoyed by orders for automated equipment and robot products.

Motherboard players see 20-30% drop in 2Q16 shipments

Jul 8, 11:05

Motherboard players' shipments suffered worse-than-expected sequential declines in the second quarter of 2016 with many seeing over 20% decreases and some around 30%, according to sources from the motherboard industry. Orders from the retail channel for the third quarter remain weak and the issue is...

Catcher sees drop in June revenues

Jul 7, 15:23

Metal chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$5.61 billion (US$173.1 million) for June, down 4.6% on month and 9.4% on year, while consolidated revenues for the second quarter were NT$17.52 billion, up 4% sequentially, but down 12.9% on year.

Handset component maker Silitech sees sales up on month in June

Newswatch - Jul 7, 14:46

Handset keypad and component maker Silitech Technology has reported revenues of NT$215 million (US$6.64 million) for June, increasing 5.7% on month but declining 19.9% on year.

FCCL material supplier Taiflex reports flat sales for June

Newswatch - Jul 6, 21:51

Taiflex Scientific, which supplies flexible copper clad laminates and PV module backsheets, has reported revenues of NT$833 million (US$25.74 million) for June, down 6.1% on month and 6.6% on year.

ECS June revenues decrease

Stockwatch - Jul 6, 15:59

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.672 billion (US$82.54 million)for June 2016, representing a 34.65% increase on month and 46.15% drop on year.

Foxconn connector subsidiary applies for listing on HKEX

Jul 6, 15:47

Foxconn Group's connector affiliate, Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), has recently applied to be listed on Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) using the name FIT Hon Teng, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Foxconn did not comment on the decision.

Largan sees June revenues drop on year

Jul 6, 11:30

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.594 billion (US$110.9 million) for June, so far the highest monthly level in 2016 and growing 6.89% sequentially but slipping 29.61% on year.

Digitimes Research: Growing popularity of VR/AR devices to boost component demand

Jul 6, 11:28

The growing availability of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices will offer growth opportunities for a number of component suppliers, including sensors, infrared (IR)/laser transmitters and LED chips, according to Digitimes Research.

Headset maker Merry June revenues reach all-time high

Newswatch - Jul 5, 22:03

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported revenues of NT$1.409 million (US$43.66) million for June, the company's highest monthly figures. June's figures also represented an increase of 56.61% from the same period a year earlier.

Taiwan market: HTC Vive availability starting on July 12

Newswatch - Jul 5, 15:15

Following its entry into the Japan market on July 7, High Tech Computer's (HTC) Vive will become available in Taiwan on July 12, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report.

BeingNet Alliance establishes medical application wing

Jul 5, 12:10

Acer founder Stan Shih on July 4 announced the establishment of a medical application net for BeingNet Alliance and has invited Taiwan's ex-premier Simon Chang to be the chairman of the alliance. Prior to the medical application net, the alliance already established an application net for agriculture...

Taiwan IT players see Apple demanding price cuts

Jul 5, 12:02

With worldwide smartphone shipment growth slowing down, Apple has been cutting its existing upstream component suppliers' quotes and seeking new component suppliers to maintain its high gross margins. Several Taiwan-based IT players such as Largan Precision, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry)...

Robust SSD demand to buoy related IC revenues in 3Q16

Jul 1, 16:06

Robust SSD demand will buoy related IC suppliers' revenues in the third quarter of 2016. Companies including Phison Electronics, Silicon Motion Technology and Realtek Semiconductor are expected to post brisk sales for the third quarter, according to industry sources.

Hota Industrial lands 7-year orders from BorgWarner

Jul 1, 15:42

Automotive component and parts maker Hota Industrial has obtained 7-year orders for transfer case components from US-based automotive part supplier BorgWarner, with shipments to begin in the fourth quarter of 2018 and annual shipments to range from 100,000 to 300,000 units, according to the company.

Taiwan government rejects China investment in Merry

Jul 1, 14:24

Taiwan's Investment Commission has rejected a plan by headset maker Merry Electronics to sell 63 million new shares to China-based Luxshare Precision Industry through a private placement for NT$3.78 billion (US$117.24million).

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