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Vendors raising motherboard, graphics card prices in China to minimize exchange losses

Aug 31, 15:37

Following Lenovo's decision to raise its PC product prices by the end of August, most motherboard and graphics card vendors in China have also recently increased their prices by 3-5% to reflect the rising costs resulting from the depreciation of the country's currency, according to sources from motherboard...

Taiwan key economic indicator continues to signal slow growth

Aug 31, 10:31

Taiwan's economic conditions remain soft, affected by weak international economies, the National Development Council (NDC) has said, citing its latest survey on the outlook of the local economy.

China investment environment deteriorating, investment risk rising, says TEEMA

Aug 27, 16:02

The investment environment in China has declined for the seventh consecutive year in 2015, while the risk for committing investments in China has continued to rise for the fourth year in a row, according to a survey on investment in China by the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association...

Chicony Power Technology to buy back 1.37% stake

Aug 26, 15:07

Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology will buy back five million shares, equivalent to a 1.37% stake, as treasury stock at a price interval of NT$26-46 (US$0.80-1.42) per share during August 25-October 24, according to the company.

Microsoft, Amazon new large-size tablet to benefit Taiwan suppliers in 2H15

Aug 25, 16:21

Amazon and Microsoft are both preparing to release tablet devices with displays sized above 11-inch and their orders are expected to benefit Taiwan's upstream supply chain and boost their revenues in the second half of the year, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Worldwide hardcopy peripherals market declines nearly 6% in 2Q15, says IDC

Aug 25, 16:14

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals (HCP) Tracker, the worldwide hardcopy peripherals market experienced a 5.9% decline in the second quarter of 2015. Total shipments fell to 24.1 million units, while the corresponding shipment value dipped by 3.4% to US$13.2 billion.

AMD showcases new APU and graphics technologies at Hot Chips symposium

Aug 25, 15:14

AMD is showcasing its new high-performance accelerated processing unit (APU), codenamed Carrizo, and the new AMD Radeon R9 Fury family of GPUs, codenamed Fiji, at the annual Hot Chips symposium. The presentations will focus on new details of the high-definition video and graphics processing engines...

PC-related players taking measures to survive the cold winter

Aug 24, 22:12

Many PC players have started to adopt plans to tighten their management over spending and inventory and have also halted most of their unnecessary expenses including those from personnel, looking to resolve inventory problems in Europe, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

MCU shipments surge but falling prices sap sales growth, says IC Insights

Aug 20, 15:58

Microcontrollers (MCU) are in the middle of an incredible wave of unit growth, but unprecedented price erosion is keeping a lid on the increase of revenues, according to IC Insights.

Precision component maker Min Ark sees profits up in 1H15

Aug 19, 20:37

Precision component maker Min Ark Precision Industrial has reported net profits of NT$236 million (US$7.27 million) for the first half of 2015, increasing 40.95% from a year earlier. EPS for the first half reached NT$3.82, as gross margin edged up 2.61pp to 35.85% during the period.

Min Ark CFO Meng Ching-yu

IDF San Francisco 2015: Intel expands developer opportunities with new toolkits

Aug 19, 15:53

In the opening address at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), CEO Brian Krzanich highlighted new products, tools and programs that support the growing personalization of computing and described the trends creating new opportunities for developers across an unprecedented breadth of technologies.

FIH Mobile to invest US$200 million in India e-commerce platform

Aug 19, 15:45

FIH Mobile, a smartphone manufacturing subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), has recently announced it will invest US$200 million via its Singapore-based affiliate Wonderful Stars in Jasper Infotech and will acquire a 4.27% stake in Jasper Infotech's e-commerce platform, Snapdeal,...

Digitimes Research: Sony CIS capacity ramp to affect Taiwan supply chain

Aug 19, 11:11

Sony plans to ramp up its CIS production capacity by 31% in 2016 focusing on mid-range and entry-level models, which may result in unfavorable impact on the CIS supply chain in Taiwan, according to Digitimes Research.

Flytech Technology 2Q15 revenues hit record

Aug 17, 10:20

POS (point of sale) system and peripheral maker Flytech Technology has released its financial report for second-quarter 2015, with consolidated revenues of NT$1.397 billion (US$44.3 million) hitting a quarterly record.

AIC sees 2Q15 revenues decline

Aug 14, 14:40

Taiwan-based server chassis maker AIC has announced second-quarter revenues saw a sequential drop of 47.9%, but gross margin returned to 22.96%, up 8.7pp from a quarter ago. The company's EPS in the second quarter was NT$1.34 (US$0.04), slightly better market watchers' expected NT$1.00-1.10.

China tablet supply chain makers shifting to other applications

Aug 14, 14:32

China-based tablet supply chain makers such as Holitech, Shenzhen DPT-Touch and Silead, in view of decreasing orders from China-based white-box vendors, have been seeking orders for other applications such as smartphones, industrial control, automotive devices and wearables, according to industry so...

LuxNet expects 40G OSAs to drive revenue growth

Aug 14, 11:05

Optical communication component maker LuxNet expects 4-channel 40G OSAs (optical sub-assemblies) to drive growth in consolidated revenues in the second half of 2015 and 2016, the company said at an August 12 investors conference.

Primax Electronics nets NT$1.76 per share for 1H15

Aug 14, 10:54

PC peripheral and handset-use CCM (compact camera module) maker Primax Electronics on August 13 released its financial report for the second quarter of 2015, leading to net EPS of NT$1.76 (US$0.056) for the first half of the year.

Chicony Electronics nets NT$2.49 per share for 1H15

Stockwatch - Aug 13, 14:23

PC peripheral and handset-use compact camera module (CCM) maker Chicony Electronics has reported first-half consolidated revenues of NT$38.26 billion (US$1.21 billion), net profit NT$1.886 billion and net EPS NT$2.49.

Hiwin Technologies poised to produce multi-axis robots

Aug 13, 14:12

Precision mechanical motion control component maker Hiwin Technologies has been preparing to produce multi-axis industrial robots, with production to begin in September 2015, company chairman Eric Chuo said at an August 12 investors conference.

Simplo expects 4% growth in 3Q15

Aug 13, 12:26

Battery module maker Simplo Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$15.65 billion (US$489.28 million), net profits of NT$745 million and EPS of NT$2.34 for the second quarter, while the first-half 2015 saw consolidated revenues of NT$30.66 billion, net profits of NT$1.48 billion, gross...

Digitimes Research: Samsung Artik products to support Arduino standard

Aug 13, 12:12

Samsung Electronics has announced that it will seek to make its Artik platform products as Arduino-certified platforms for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, a move which indicates a growing concern for the open hardware source community to play a more important role in the development of new IoT...

Chicony Power Technology posts 2Q15 net EPS of NT$0.79

Aug 12, 21:08

Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology on August 11 released its financial report for the second quarter of 2015, recording consolidated revenues of NT$6.204 billion (US$197 million), net operating profit NT$260 million, net profit NT$286 million and net EPS NT$0.79.

KVM switch maker Aten sees decreased July revenues

Aug 12, 15:07

KVM switch solution provider Aten International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$397 million (US$12.6 million) for July 2015, decreasing 2.77% on month and 5.96% on year.

Lite-On Technology nets NT$1.33 per share for 1H15

Aug 12, 11:21

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has released its second-quarter 2015 financial report, with net EPS reaching NT$1.33 (US$0.042) for the first half of the year.

Foxconn revenues up nearly 20% on year in July

Newswatch - Aug 11, 21:43

Foxconn Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$312.19 billion (US$9.86 billion) for July 2015, down 2% on month but up 19.97% on year.

Motherboard players all see on-year declines in July revenues despite Skylake and Windows 10 launches

Aug 11, 14:22

Despite Intel having recently launched its latest 14nm Skylake-based processors and Microsoft offering free upgrades to Windows 10, motherboard players continued to see weak on-year performances in July 2015.

Primax Electronics July revenues hit record for 2nd time straight, Chicony down

Aug 10, 12:39

PC peripheral and handset-use CCM (compact camera module) maker Primax Electronics posted consolidated revenues of NT$5.767 billion (US$183 million) for July, hitting a monthly record for the second consecutive time and growing 12.14% on month and 19.32% on year, according to the company.

Lite-On Technology July revenues down

Aug 10, 12:36

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.483 billion (US$554 million) for July, slipping 1.37% on month and 15.97% on year.

Headset maker Merry sees revenues up sequentially in July

Stockwatch - Aug 10, 11:21

Acoustic device maker Merry Electronics has reported revenues of NT$924 million (US$29.17 million) for July, increasing 2.67% on month but declining 12.54% on year.

Automation component maker Chelic reports decreased revenues for July

Aug 10, 11:06

Taiwan Chelic, a maker of pneumatic automation components, has reported revenues of NT$156 million (US$4.988 million) for July, compared to NT$160 million of a month ago and NT$158 million a year earlier.

Advantech July sales meet market expectations

Aug 10, 10:54

Industrial computer device and solution supplier Advantech has reported revenues of NT$3.168 billion (US$100.2 million) for July, down 15.06% on month but up 0.49% on year. The sequential decline was in line with market expectations.

Foxlink revenues up in July

Stockwatch - Aug 7, 16:14

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.514 billion (US$300.6 million) for July 2015, representing a 26.72% increase on month and 53.4% increase on year.

Connector maker Sinbon signs cooperation pact with Czech-based Ray Service

Aug 7, 14:23

Connector maker Sinbon Electronics has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Czech Republic-based Ray Service to set up a joint venture for the production of connectors and cable assemblies for the aerospace industry, according to Sinbon.

Sinbon chairman Joseph Wang (right) and Ray Service chairman Petr Gabriel

Catcher sees healthy CNC machine industry for next 1-2 years

Aug 7, 12:11

Responding to market watchers' concerns about CNC equipment demand as Japan-based CNC equipment maker Fanuc has recently announced poor financial performance, Catcher Technology chairman Hung Shui-shu said that the industry's supply and demand status is expected to stay healthy for the next 1-2 years...

AcBel Polytech developing non-PC-use power supplies

Aug 7, 11:34

Power supply maker AcBel Polytech has extended product development from PC-use models to models for other product lines, the company said at an August 6 investors conference.

Casetek expects to reach full capacity utilization in 4Q15

Aug 7, 11:28

Chassis maker Casetek Holdings saw capacity utilization rise from 65% in the first quarter of 2015 to 75% in the second and expects the utilization to rise to nearly 90% in the third and reach full in the fourth, the company said at an August 6 investors conference.

Catcher expects strong 4Q15

Aug 6, 15:19

Catcher Technology hosted an investors conference on August 5, explaining its recent operations and commenting on market watchers' concerns about Apple's next-generation iPhone and weaker-than expected Apple Watch shipments. Company chairman Hung Shui-shu said that the company's major client has placed...

Smartphone, tablet component suppliers unable to clear inventories until 4Q15

Aug 6, 15:17

The current high levels of inventory held by upstream component and part suppliers for smartphones and tablets are unlikely to ease until the fourth quarter of 2015 due to sluggish demand in the end market, according to sources in Taiwan's supply chain.

Asustek, Gigabyte to heat up competition for Skylake products

Aug 6, 11:00

With Intel's new Skylake platform to be soon available in the market, Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology have both prepared Z170-based motherboards with their most advanced technologies, looking to further expand their shares in the market, while second- and third-tier vendors are expected to...

Largan Precision reports revenues for July 2015

Stockwatch - Aug 6, 10:10

Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.255 billion (US$166.43 million) for July 2015, representing a 2.9% increase on month and 49.54% increase on year.

ECS sees revenues dip in July

Stockwatch - Aug 6, 10:01

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.801 billion (US$120.38 million) for July 2015, down 23.4% sequentially and 32.29% on year.

Aces to acquire majority stake in MEC Imex

Aug 5, 11:13

Fine-pitch connector maker Aces Electronics has revealed it will adjust its cooperation with cable assembly and wire harness maker MEC Imex, giving up an original plan of a merger in favor of an acquisition of at least a 51% stake in MEC.

Catcher capacity unaffected by recent employee protest, says company

Aug 4, 15:19

Catcher Technology recently saw its workers stage a protest at its plants in Suzhou, China due to a row on severance pay. Catcher has noted the issue stemmed from the relocation of a magnesium-alloy production line, but it has already been resolved and will not impact the company's production.

Connector maker Sinbon reports increased net profits for 2Q15

Aug 3, 16:14

Electronic connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics has announced net profits of NT$253 million (US$8 million) for the second quarter of 2015, increasing 5.96% from the previous quarter. Second-quarter EPS stood at NT$1.21 compared to NT$1.15 a quarter earlier.

Taiwan motherboard players targeting China embedded market for growth

Aug 3, 15:39

Seeing that PC demand remains weak, motherboard players have been trying to expand into the embedded product market especially in China. Players such as Gigabyte Technology and ASRock have acquired some point of sales (POS) and small digital signage device orders from China since early 2015, posing...

Taiwan motherboard players see business opportunities in China embedded market

Teco Electric & Machinery to acquire Italy-based Motovario

Aug 3, 11:45

Own-brand electric machinery and consumer electronics maker Teco Electric & Machinery will acquire a 100% stake in Motovario S.p.A., a Italy-based maker of gear reducers, motors and other power-transmission products, at EUR186.8 million (US$205 million) in a bid to extend development and production...

Asia Tech Image to ship CIS modules to China-based ATM maker

Stockwatch - Jul 30, 16:10

Asia Tech Image will soon begin to ship contact image sensor (CIS) modules capable of recognizing counterfeit paper money to the second largest China-based ATM (automated teller machine) maker, company president Iris Wu said at a July 29 investors conference.

Young Optics to start production of industrial optical modules for ultra-slim surveillance devices

Stockwatch - Jul 30, 15:52

Optical module and component maker Young Optics will begin production of industrial optical modules for use in ultra-slim video surveillance devices in the third quarter of 2015, according to the company.

High-end graphics cards become new focus for vendors

Jul 30, 14:08

Graphics card players have recently started turning their focuses to mid-range and high-end graphics cards as related demand from enthusiast gamers continues to rise despite the fact that overall PC sales are still weak, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

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