Sinbon Electronics January revenues hit record
Feb 5, 12:41
Connector maker Sinbon Electronics saw its consolidated revenues grow 32.38% on month and 18.75% on year to a record high of NT$1.238 billion (US$37 million) in January 2016.
Demand for metal-alloy chassis to grow over next 3-5 years
Feb 5, 12:14
While there are concerns about overcapacity for metal-alloy chassis on the possibility that iPhone shipments in 2016 will slip on year, global demand, especially for aluminum-alloy chassis, will continue growing over the next 3-5 years, according to sources from makers.
Darfon Electronics January revenues down
Stockwatch - Feb 5, 12:10
PC peripheral and power supply component maker Darfon Electronics on February 4 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.46 billion (US$43.6 million) for January 2016, slipping 2.26% on month and 21.56% on year.
FPCB maker Ichia sees decreased January revenues
Stockwatch - Feb 2, 12:18
Flexible PCB and keypad maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$473 million (US$14.15 million) for January 2016, dropping 5.74% from the previous month and 41.22% from the period one year earlier.
Largan Precision worried about short water supply for new factory
Feb 1, 15:38
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision expects a new factory in central Taiwan to be completed in the first quarter of 2016 and production to kick off in the second, but is worried that short water supply will delay the schedule, according to company CEO Lin En-ping.
Fierce competition eliminating small gaming product players
Feb 1, 15:00
With competition growing fierce in the gaming PC market, several gaming peripheral vendors have quit the market, unable to bear the increasing losses, and some channel retailers are concerned that gaming PC players could be the next to fade from the market.
China-based Colorful to launch graphics cards in overseas markets
Jan 29, 15:33
China-based Colorful, currently the largest graphics card vendor in the China market with shipments of over four million units for a market share of about 25% in 2015, is planning to enter Southeast Asia's graphics card market and expects the entry to boost its graphics card shipments to five million...
China market: Asustek launches low-cost motherboards
Jan 29, 14:35
With Asustek Computer launching the Red Flag series motherboards, looking to compete against China-based vendors such as Colorful for China's mid-range and entry-level motherboard segments, Colorful has also prepared a series of motherboards to counter, according to sources from the upstream supply...
Lite-On Technology to focus 2016 operations on 5 areas
Jan 28, 10:22
EMS provider Lite-On Technology will transform its business operations in 2016 with a focus on five areas: cloud technologies, LED lighting, automotive electronics, biomedicine and industrial automation, according to company CEO Warren Chen.
Casetek announces 4Q15 and 2015 results
Stockwatch - Jan 27, 22:56
Casetek, a chassis subsidiary of Pegatron Technology has announced operating revenues for the fourth quarter of 2015 of NT$12.33 billion (US$366.99 million), net profit of NT$2.16 billion, and EPS of NT$6.36.
Foxconn invests in high-tech construction company Katerra
Jan 25, 15:39
Icreate Investments, an investment arm of Foxconn Electronics, has invested US$51 million to take a 10.7% stake in the US-based smart building solution vendor Katerra, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.
Seagate launches 10TB HDD
Jan 21, 14:08
Seagate has launched 10TB helium hard drives targeting the enterprise sector. The hard disc drive (HDD) has already received orders from players such as Huawei and Alibaba.
Intel transforms workplace with latest 6th generation Intel Core vPro processors
Jan 21, 10:50
Intel has announced the availability of its sixth generation Intel Core vPro processor family for the modern workforce. The latest iteration of Intel Core vPro processors addresses the security and productivity demands of large businesses with new innovations in authentication security, enhanced performance...
Asustek Computer pushing new motherboard series for China
Jan 19, 14:06
To expand its presence in the motherboard market, Asustek Computer is reportedly planning a new sub-brand, Red Flag, targeting mainly the entry-level and mid-range segments in China. Asustek pointed out that Red Flag is a new series of motherboards designed specifically for the China market, but is...
Compal to set up smartphone factory in India
Jan 18, 11:22
Compal Electronics will set up a factory in New Delhi, India, specifically for assembly of smartphones for 3-4 vendors, with production to begin in March 2016, according to company president Ray Chen.
AcBel Polytech expanding capacity in the Philippines
Jan 15, 15:46
Power supply maker AcBel Polytech is expanding production capacity at its factory in the Philippines to decrease overall production costs, The expansion is scheduled to complete in the third quarter of 2016, according to company president David Kao.
Pegatron notebook shipments up in 2015, says paper
Newswatch - Jan 12, 15:53
Pegatron Technology is estimated to have shipped 3.4-3.5 million notebooks in the fourth quarter of 2015, up 48% sequentially, while its notebook shipments for 2015 reached 10 million units in 2015, up less than 5% on year, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report
Hardware vendors optimistic about VR potential to save PC industry
Jan 12, 15:33
With Sony, Samsung Electronics, Oculus/Facebook, High-Tech Computer (HTC) and Google developing virtual reality (VR) wearable devices, related supply chain players are becoming optimistic about the market's potential to help boost demand for high-end PCs, and even become the new star of the IT indus...
Notebook component makers expect to see flat revenue performance in 2016
Jan 11, 22:51
Taiwan-based makers of notebook components such as connectors and stamped parts are unlikely to see any significantly growth in revenues in 2016 as demand for desktops, notebooks and smartphones has been dropping, while competition from China makers continues increasing, according to sources from the...
MSI reports on-year increase in December revenues
Stockwatch - Jan 11, 15:49
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.675 billion (US$229.55 million) for December 2015, representing a 10.72% drop on month and 12.92% increase on year.
Gigabyte revenues increase on year in December
Stockwatch - Jan 11, 15:47
Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.846 billion (US$115.03 million) for December 2015, representing a 7.94% drop on month and 4.49% increase on year.
Altek sees December revenues fall
Stockwatch - Jan 11, 15:44
Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$968 million (US$28.95 million) for December 2015, representing a 1.95% drop on month and 13.68% drop on year.
Foxconn Technology sees December revenues decline
Stockwatch - Jan 11, 15:37
Foxconn Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.244 billion (US$186.75 million) for December 2015, representing a 34.73% drop on month and 45.18% drop on year.
Lite-On Technology revenues drop on year in December
Stockwatch - Jan 11, 15:34
Lite-On Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$19.032 billion (US$569.22 million) for December 2015, representing a 1.14% increase on month and 6.87% drop on year.
Darfon Electronics sees decreased December revenues
Stockwatch - Jan 8, 12:00
PC keyboard and peripheral maker Darfon Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.5 billion (US$45.4 million) for December, dipping 7.04% on month and 22.65% on year, and NT$19.66 billion for 2015, slipping 8.7% on year.
IC design house Sinopower to list on OTC
Jan 7, 16:05
Sinopower Semiconductor, an IC design house specializing in power discrete devices (MOSFET and IGBT) and high-voltage power ICs (HV IC), will list on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at an initial price of NT$28.80 (US$0.87) per share on January 7.
Catcher cuts capex for 2016 in response to client orders
Jan 7, 11:46
Catcher Technology is planning to cut its capex for 2016, and the amount will be much lower than those budgeted in the past two years in response to its clients' upcoming orders, according to company chairman Hong Shui-shu.
Largan sees decreased December revenues
Jan 5, 21:23
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision on January 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.979 billion (US$121 million) for December, shrinking 30.28% on month and 30.84% on year.
Power supply makers expect to see positive performance in 2016, says paper
Newswatch - Jan 5, 14:50
Power supply shipments are expected to grow strongly beginning 2016 as demand for industrial power supplies starts growing rapidly and sales of consumer power supplies also start picking up. The growth is expected to help power supply makers such as AcBel Polytech, Sysgration and Delta Electronics...
SSDs not a simple solution for replacing HDDs: Q&A with Seagate executive
Jan 5, 11:53
During a Digitimes interview, Global Sales and Operations senior vice president B.S. Teh for Seagate Technology indicated that it is not simple for SSDs (solid-state drives) to replace HDDs (hard disk drives), simply because SSD prices are three times that of HDD prices for applications targeting consumer...
CES 2016: AMD demonstrates 14nm FinFET Polaris GPU architecture
Jan 5, 11:51
AMD provided customers with a glimpse of its upcoming 2016 Polaris GPU architecture, highlighting a wide range of significant architectural improvements including HDR monitor support, and better performance-per-watt. AMD expects shipments of Polaris architecture-based GPUs to begin in mid-2016.
China to surpass US in 3D printer shipments in 2016, says IDC
Jan 5, 11:50
According to IDC, 3D printer shipments in the China market reached over 34,000 units in 2014, and are expected to have reached 77,000 units in 2015, exhibiting a growth rate over 120%. This growth rate is largely driven by sales of desktop 3D printers priced under US$5,000. As the China government...
Gigabyte expected to ship 4 million motherboards in 4Q15, says paper
Newswatch - Dec 31, 15:58
Gigabyte Technology is expected to ship four million motherboards in the fourth quarter, lower than the 4.6 million units in the third quarter and profits from the motherboard business are also expected to drop slightly from a quarter ago because of inventory adjustments and clearance of old inventory,...
Intel gives Xiaomi special deal on notebook processors
Dec 31, 13:03
To strengthen its partnership with China-based Xiaomi in the mobile device market, Intel has provided special deals to the China-based vendor. For every notebook processor Xiaomi purchases, Intel is giving away a free tablet processor, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Catcher assigns new president
Dec 31, 12:35
Catcher Technology has recently appointed its director Hong Tianci, as president of the company, while current president Hong Shui-shu will remain the company's CEO and chairman. The appointment will become effective on January 1, 2016.