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Simplo pushing new businesses

Mar 31, 15:35

Notebook battery maker Simplo Technology is preparing to enter the automation and Internet of Things (IoT) industries in 2015 and is developing a smart robotic arm that will be installed at its production lines first at the end of 2015 and sold to other manufacturers later. The company is also developing...

Motherboard players unlikely to achieve shipment targets for 2015

Mar 31, 15:14

Since demand for motherboards from Europe and China is still weak, motherboard players such as Micro-Star International (MSI), Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) and Biostar are expected to see shipments decline in 2015. The top-2 vendors Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology may not be able to achieve...

Catcher says no major damage in China plant fire

Mar 30, 15:45

Notebook chassis maker Catcher Technology has reported that a minor fire broke out at its plant in Suzhou, China on March 28, but there were no injuries or major damage.

Intel, Micron unveil new 3D NAND flash memory

Mar 30, 10:46

Intel and Micron have jointly announced the availability of their 3D NAND technology. This new 3D NAND technology, jointly developed by the companies, stacks layers of data storage cells vertically to create storage devices with three times higher capacity than competing NAND technologies. This enables...

Chicony achieves net profits of NT$4.08 billion in 2014; sees growing contribution from IoT products

Mar 27, 15:13

Chicony Electronics reported revenues of NT$80.11 billion (US$2.56 billion) for 2014 with gross profits reaching NT$12.55 billion, operating profits NT$4.68 billion, net profits NT$4.08 billion and EPS NT$6.22. The company will distribute dividends totaling NT$4.70 for 2014 with NT$0.05 in stock and...

WPC chairman visits Taiwan to promote Qi wireless charging

Mar 27, 14:55

Chairman of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Menno Treffers has visited Taiwan to promote its Qi wireless charging standard. He said that WPC has over 210 members worldwide and 13% of these companies are from Taiwan.

Menno Treffers, chairman of WPC

Epson estimates US$1 billion market for various printing technologies in 2015

Mar 27, 13:15

The printer market, consisting of inkjet printers in the residential and commercial segments, is expected to reach 70 million in shipments while laser printer shipments are estimated to reach around 40 million globally, according to sources at Seiko Epson.

Taiwan IC design houses gearing up to offer solutions for USB Type-C

Mar 26, 22:23

More than 10 Taiwan-based IC design houses are engaged in the development of USB Type-C (USB-C) chip solutions, as they anticipate the interface will see widespread adoption, according to industry sources.

Lite-On Technology expects CCM revenue proportion for 13-megapixel models to rise to 50-60% in 2015

Mar 26, 14:46

Lite-On Technology expects the proportion of CCM (compact camera module) revenues for 13-megapixel models to increase from 30% in 2014 to 50-60% in 2015 due to increased orders for 13-megapixel CCMs from China- and South Korea-based smartphone vendors, the company said at a March 25 investors confer...

Asustek unveils ZenEar earphones for smartphones, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 26, 11:17

Asustek Computer has unveiled the ZenEar S and ZenEar Plus earphones in cooperation with 1More and the two are planning to develop more smartphone accessories, looking to expand their business opportunities from the smartphone industry, according to a Chinese-language Apply Daily report citing...

Sinbon expects 2015 revenues from wind power applications to grow 18-20%

Mar 20, 15:18

Electronic connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics expects revenues from components and devices used in wind turbine generators in 2015 to increase on year by 18-20%, with the corresponding revenue proportion to rise from 9.38% in 2014 to over 13%, according to the company.

Catcher Technology 2014 revenues hit record for 5th time straight

Mar 20, 11:32

Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology posted consolidated revenues of NT$55.277 billion (US$1.75 billion) for 2014, hitting an annual record for the fifth consecutive time, the company said at a March 19 investors conference.

Taiwan market: 171,126 printers shipped in 4Q14, says IDC

Mar 20, 11:04

There were 171,126 printers shipped in the Taiwan market during the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing 2% on quarter but decreasing 6% on year, according to IDC Taiwan.

Darfon unveils BESV brand for smart electric bicycles

Mar 18, 15:43

Keyboard and mouse maker Darfon Electronics has diversified into development and production of smart electric bicycles and has unveiled its BESV bike brand, according to the company.

Largan Precision expected to see continued growth in 2015

Mar 18, 12:06

Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision is expected to see continued growth in 2015 despite a 35.1% sequential drop in February revenues to NT$2.616 billion (US$82.6 million), according to industry sources.

Gigabyte announces financial results for 2014

Stockwatch - Mar 17, 16:03

Gigabyte Technology's board of directors has approved its financial results for 2014, with consolidated operating income of NT$54.54 billion (US$1.72 billion), net profits before tax reaching NT$2.94 billion and EPS at NT$3.82, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Digitimes Research: South Korea 2013 robot production valued at KRW2.42 trillion

Mar 16, 21:57

South Korea recorded production value of KWR2.42 trillion (US$2.3 billion) for robots mainly used in the industrial segment during 2013, growing on year by 6.5%, while KWR737.6 billion was for exports to China and emerging economies, up 23.9%,according to Digitimes Research, citing sources form the...

Transcend 2014 profits climb to 5-year high

Mar 16, 21:54

Memory module company Transcend Information has reported a net EPS of NT$8.67 (US$0.27) for 2014, up 16.8% on year and hitting the highest level in five years. The company plans to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$7.80 for 2014.

Peter Shu, chairman for Transcend Information

ASRock to supply server motherboards to Alibaba

Mar 16, 15:50

ASRock, a brand motherboard subsidiary of Pegatron Technology, reportedly will supply server motherboards to China-based Alibaba with related orders expected to start contributing revenues in the second half, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

ASRock to supply server motherboard to Alibaba

Xiaomi to strengthen cooperation with Taiwan handset supply chain

Mar 16, 14:55

Xiaomi Technology looks to further expand its cooperation with Taiwan-based makers in the handset supply chain as it continues to ramp up its shipment volume, according to company co-founder and president Lin Bin.

Xiaomi co-founder and president Lin Bin

Digitimes Research: Smartphone AP suppliers looking to offload inventory to tablet market

Mar 13, 14:28

China's smartphone application processor (AP) shipments enjoyed strong growth in the second half of 2014 as the country's 4G ecosystem gradually matured. However, the 4G growth came at the expense of 3G AP sales. Currently, the China market's 3G AP inventory has already piled up to tens of millions...

Connected audio products to grow at a CAGR of 88% from 2010-2018, says IHS

Mar 12, 15:44

Annual shipments of connected audio products, including wireless speakers, wireless soundbars, and connected AV receivers, are expected to grow at a CAGR of 88%, from 1.5 million units in 2010 to nearly 66 million units in 2018, according to IHS.

Delta Electronics 2014 gross margin, EPS hit records

Mar 12, 14:43

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has released its 2014 financial report, with gross margin of 27.01% and net EPS of NT$8.49 being the highest annual levels ever on record, according to the company.

MacBook USB Type-C adoption to expand penetration

Mar 12, 13:54

Apple has adopted a USB Type-C port in its new 12-inch MacBook, and connector makers expect the move to prompt other notebook and smartphone vendors to follow suit and equip their new products with the technology.

Automation equipment supplier Aurora sees 5% on-year growth in February revenues

Mar 12, 13:43

Taiwan-based office automation machines and furniture distributor Aurora has announced consolidated revenues of NT$779 million (US$24.59 million) for February, down 21% on month, but up 4.8% on year.

Taiwan tablet supply chain facing increased competition from China

Mar 11, 15:04

China-based tablet component makers and ODMs, including Shenzhen Zowee Technology, Shenzhen DPT-Touch, 3Nod Electronics and Camerking, have offered lower quotes to compete with Taiwan-based makers for orders from Taiwan- and China-based vendors, according to industry sources.

Primax looks to strong sales in March

Mar 10, 22:28

PC peripheral and CCM (compact camera module) maker Primax Electronics is expected to see its revenues grow significantly in March due to strong shipments of its camera modules and acoustic devices and the carryover of some orders from the previous month, according to the company.

MSI reports revenues decline for February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:26

Micro-Star International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.686 billion (US$180.21 million) for February 2015, representing a 26.41% drop on month and 7.67% drop on year.

Gigabyte revenues drop in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:22

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.216 billion (US$101.93million) for February 2015, representing a 39.31% drop on month and 26.75% drop on year.

Delta Electronics sees February revenues decline

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:02

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$11.673 billion (US$369.96 million) for February 2015, representing a 30.46% drop on month and 9.79% drop on year.

Lite-On Technology revenues drop in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 14:56

Lite-On Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.383 billion (US$455.85 million) for February 2015, representing a 24.2% drop on month and 6.54% drop on year.

Xiaomi aims to take No. 1 smartphone vendor ranking in 10 years, says CEO

Mar 10, 14:52

Xiaomi Technology aims to become the number one smartphone vendor globally in terms of market share within 10 years, according to company chairman and CEO Lei Jun.

Chicony Electronics reports revenue drop for February 2015

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 21:34

Taiwan-based notebook component maker Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.9 billion (US$155.52 million) for February 2015, representing a 26.54% drop on month and 0.68% drop on year.

Lens Technology, Biel Crystal expected to benefit from Apple Watch, say Taiwan makers

Mar 9, 21:31

As some Apple Watch series will be equipped with covers made from sapphire, Lens Technology and Biel Crystal Manufactory, two China-based cover glass makers, are expected to become main suppliers of sapphire-made covers for Apple Watch, according to Taiwan-based sapphire wafer makers.

Digitimes Research: Intel simplifies Atom product lines for mobile devices

Mar 6, 16:16

Intel has announced its latest lineup for its Atom series products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 and in addition to simplifying the naming system for the processors to avoid confusion, the CPU giant also designed and optimized them specifically for different segments of the market.

Catcher sees 63% on-year growth in February revenues

Mar 6, 15:23

Chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced revenues of NT$4.51 billion (US$143.67 million) for February, up 63.1% on year, but down 24.5% sequentially. Catcher has seen strong demand for its products in the first quarter and its shipments remain stable after the Lunar New Year holidays, which should...

ECS February revenues rise 8% on year

Stockwatch - Mar 6, 15:15

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.422 billion (US$108.67 million)for February 2015, representing a 26.05% drop on month and 8.06% increase on year.

Largan Precision reports 63.45% on-year rise in February revenues

Stockwatch - Mar 6, 15:11

Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.616 billion (US$83.08 million) for February 2015, representing a 35.13% drop on month and 63.45% increase on year.

PC shipments in 1Q15 may fall over 20%, say upstream suppliers

Mar 6, 15:08

PC shipments so far in the first quarter of 2015 have been short of expectations because many vendors are still clearing inventories and demand in Europe and emerging markets including China and Southeast Asia is weak. Consequently, shipments in the quarter are likely to drop over 20% sequentially,...

Casetek sees weaker profits in 4Q14; rumored to supply chassis for iPhones

Mar 5, 15:40

Chassis maker Casetek holding, a subsidiary of Pegatron Technology, has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014. The company achieved an EPS of just NT$4.42 (US$0.14) during the period. Despite achieving better gross margins than in the third quarter, the percentage compared...

Apple to use Oxide displays for 12.9-inch iPad, sources say

Mar 5, 15:27

Apple's reported 12.9-inch iPad will come equipped with Oxide LCD display technology and will go into mass production in the third quarter of 2015, according to panel supply chain sources.

Nvidia invites Tesla CEO to chat on smart automobile industry at GTC 2015

Mar 5, 14:07

Nvidia has invited Telsa CEO Elon Musk to participate in its upcoming GPU Technology Conference (GTC), hosted from March 17-20 and join with its CEO Jen-Hsun Huang to have an in-depth talk over the future of the smart automobile industry.

Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia CEO

ASMedia appoints lawyers to defend patent lawsuit against VIA

Stockwatch - Mar 4, 22:16

Commenting on its lawsuit against VIA Technologies, which VIA has accused ASMedia for infringing its intellectual property rights concerning USB 3.0 in the US, ASMedia has issued an announcement with Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) that the company has already appointed lawyers to defend the case.

Power supply makers aggressively pursuing EV opportunities

Mar 4, 16:13

Power supply makers and energy management solution providers including Delta Electronics, AcBel Polytech and Zippy Technology have all been aggressively pushing into the electric vehicle (EV) market, developing drive motors, battery management systems and smart power charging systems, according to...

Power supply makers see potential in the EV market

Commentary: Galaxy S6 to bring significant impact on supply chains

Mar 4, 12:07

The launch of the Galaxy S6 may help Samsung Electronics revive its flagging smartphone business thanks to improvements in terms of product design and functionality. And yet, the new Galaxy smartphone may bring significant impact on the upstream supply chains.

MWC 2015: Intel launches new mobile SoCs, LTE solution

Mar 3, 22:14

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced a series of mobile platforms including the company's new low-cost system-on-chip (SoC) for phones, phablets and tablets, a global LTE solution, new personal computing experiences, and a range of customers for mobile device and network infrastructure offerings.

Intel Atom x3 processor

Sysgration lands orders for electric bus-use battery modules from CSR

Mar 3, 20:50

Sysgration has obtained orders for battery modules for use in 500 electric buses from China-based maker CSR, with each module priced at CNY750,000 (US$119,590) and shipments to begin in June 2015, according to the company.

Ichia reports 40% on-year revenues decline during February

Stockwatch - Mar 3, 20:40

Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$483 million (US$15.38 million) for February 2015, representing a 39.93% drop on month and 41.41% drop on year.

AcBel Polytech to deal out cash dividend of NT$1.60

Mar 2, 10:42

Power supply maker AcBel Polytech will distribute a dividend per share of NT$1.60 (US$0.051), all in cash, for 2014, accounting for 75.83% of the corresponding net EPS of NT$2.11, according to the company.

Samsung intros 128GB UFS storage for smartphones

Mar 2, 10:37

Samsung Electronics has announced that it is now mass producing 128GB ultra-fast embedded memory based on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard for smartphones. The new embedded memory's UFS 2.0 interface is the most advanced JEDEC-compliant, next-generation flash memory storage specification...

Samsung UFS embedded memory
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