Asustek unveils Intel 8 series motherboards
May 17, 15:47
Asustek Computer has unveiled its latest Intel 8 series motherboards ahead of the chipset's official launch on June 2 as the company received Intel's agreements for allowing partial leakage.
AMD introduces Radeon HD 8970M mobile GPU
May 16, 12:22
AMD has launched the Radeon HD 8970M powered by the company's Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. The AMD Radeon HD 8970M features AMD's Enduro technology allowing the GPU to optimize battery life with dynamic adjustments in performance.
Computex 2013 expected to create US$25 billion in business opportunities
May 13, 16:27
Computex Taipei 2013, which will run from June 4-8, is expected to attract 40,000 international buyers and create business opportunities worth US$25 billion. The show will have about 1,700 exhibitors occupying 5,000 booths. Firms such as Intel, Microsoft, Acer, Asustek computer, Corning, Nvidia, Marvell,...
Lite-On Technology sees decreased April revenues
May 13, 10:52
Taiwan-based EMS provider Lite-On Technology had consolidated revenues of NT$16.246 billion (US$547 million) for April decreasing 1.14% on month and 11.07% on year, and those of NT$62.677 billion for January-April slipping on year by 12.08%, according to the company.
DRAM shortages to impact PC players in 2Q13
May 8, 21:10
DRAM shortages, which started in early 2013, have become worse recently and may impact PC brand vendors' performances in the second quarter, according to sources from PC players.
Demand for SSDs in PCs to boom through 2017, says IHS
May 8, 16:01
Global shipments of solid state drives (SSD) in PCs are set to rise by a factor of seven by 2017, allowing them to claim more than one-third of the market for PC storage solutions by that time, IHS iSuppli said in its new report.
Component makers seeking high gross margin business opportunities
May 8, 15:03
Notebook component makers such as Simplo Technology and Dynapack International Technology have started landing orders for mobile products such as tablets and smartphones due to weakening notebook demand; however, because of their weak profits, the makers are now aggressively looking for business opportunities...
Aurora to rely on China market for business growth in 2013
May 8, 11:26
Aurora, a Taiwan-based distributor of office automation (OA) machines and office furniture, expects the China market to be the source of business growth in 2013 with net profit contribution rising from 39.51% in the first quarter to 45% by the end of the year, company spokesman Ernest Ma said at a...
Simplo expects 30% sequential growth in 3Q13 revenues
May 7, 19:45
Notebook battery pack maker Simplo Technology expects its consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2013 to increase on quarter by 30% because the company will begin large-volume shipments of battery packs to US-based smartphone vendors in the quarter, company chairman Raymond Sung said at a May...
Intel launches Silvermont microarchitecture
May 7, 12:21
Intel has announced its new microarchitecture named Silvermont, aimed at low-power requirements in market segments from smartphones to the data center. The Silvermont will be the foundation for a range of products beginning to come to market later this year (2013), and will also be manufactured using...
Battery pack makers post mixed sequential growth in April revenues
May 7, 12:00
Taiwan-based notebook battery pack maker Simplo Technology had consolidated revenues of NT$3.775 billion (US$127 million) for April increasing on month by 5.51%, while fellow makers Dynapack International Technology and Celxpert Energy saw on-month decreases of 28.81% and 14.32% respectively, according...
Flytech 1Q13 net profit hits record
May 7, 10:18
Taiwan-based POS (point of sale/service) device and system maker Flytech Technology on May 6 released financial report for the first quarter of 2013, with net profit of NT$225 million (US$7.56 million) hitting a quarterly record. For the quarter, Flytech posted consolidated revenues of NT$954 million,...
Catcher to buy more CNC machines
May 6, 22:46
After announcing its purchasing plans for 1,000 CNC machine in March, Catcher Technology recently plans to buy another 600 CNC machine in the near future, with the combined number already hitting 80% of the company's purchased CNC machine in 2012, according company chairman Shui-shu Hung.
IC demand in China will remain robust after May 1 holidays, say sources
May 6, 15:11
Demand for IC parts from the smartphone and tablet sectors in China will remain strong even after the May 1 holiday season as market players are adjusting upward their forecasts of sales of smartphones and tablets in China and other emerging markets for 2013, according to industry sources.
Innostor sees USB 3.0 flash drive controller shipments boom
May 3, 16:02
Innostor Technology, a fabless USB device controller firm, expects to see shipments of its SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) flash drive controllers climb 30% sequentially in the second quarter of 2013, according to industry observers.
Taiwan component makers turn conservative about 2Q13
May 3, 15:36
Taiwan-based component makers, in view of stagnant growth in global demand for notebooks and desktops, have turned conservative about their business outlooks for the second quarter of 2013, according to sources from the upstream supply chain
Gigabyte releases Radeon HD 7990 graphics card
Apr 26, 16:01
Gigabyte Technology has introduced its latest Radeon HD 7990-based graphics card, GV-R799D5-6GD-B, featuring the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture for gaming performance and power efficiency. The graphics card is also equipped with the latest technologies including PCI Express 3.0 and AMD ZeroCore...
Lite-On Technology to expand CCM capacity by 50% in 2013, says paper
Newswatch - Apr 26, 10:22
Taiwan-based EMS provider Lite-On Technology will expand its monthly production capacity of CCMs (compact camera modules) used in smartphones and tablets by 50% from 20 million units currently to 30 million units in 2013, with global market share expected to rise from 10% to 15%, according to a Chinese-language...
Largan expects slight sequential growth in 2Q13 business
Apr 25, 20:35
Taiwan-based lens module maker Largan Precision expects consolidated revenues and net operating profit for the second quarter of 2013 to slightly increase on quarter mainly due to shipments to smartphone vendors other than Apple and China-based ones, company CEO Lin En-ping said at an April 25 investors...
Sinbon sees on-year growth in 1Q13 revenues
Apr 25, 14:01
PC connector maker Sinbon has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.32 billion (US$77.96 million) for the first quarter, up 1.76% on year, consolidated gross margin at 21.8%, down 1.07pp on year, net profits of NT$135 million, down 3.75% on year and EPS of NT$0.64.
Metal chassis suppliers remain confident about future performance
Apr 25, 13:59
As Apple is reportedly planning to adopt plastic chassis for its next-generation iPhone to save costs, market watchers are concerned that the strategy may lead to a trend which would significantly impact metal chassis makers' future performance. However, major suppliers remain optimistic about metal...
Casetek sees revenues drop, but gross margins rise in 1Q13
Apr 24, 22:02
Taiwan-based chassis maker Casetek, a subsidiary of Pegatron Technology, has announced consolidated revenues of NT$9.79 billion (US$328.97 million) for the first quarter, down 17.2% sequentially, but its gross margin rose 5.3pp on quarter to 33% due to improved yield rates and cost management. Compared...
AMD announces new embedded G-series SoC
Apr 24, 14:08
AMD has announced its new embedded G-series system-on-chip (SoC) platform, a single-chip solution based on the next-generation Jaguar CPU architecture and AMD Radeon 8000 series graphics.
MEMS-enabled energy harvesting: Q&A with MIG executive director Karen Lightman
Apr 23, 14:12
Digitimes recently spoke with Karen Lightman, the executive director of MEMS Industry Group (MIG), about the use of MEMS for energy-saving applications. Lightman pointed out opportunities for energy harvesters – devices used to capture, accumulate and store energy absorbed from one or more natural...
Haswell to account for less than 20% share of desktop CPU market
Apr 23, 13:49
Although Intel is set to release its next-generation Haswell-based processors in June, existing Ivy Bridge-based processors are still expected to account for 80% of desktop CPU shipments at the end of 2013, leaving the new-generation CPUs only at around 19%, according to sources from PC players citing...
AMD welcomes Raja Koduri as corporate vice president, Visual Computing
Apr 23, 12:24
AMD has announced that Raja Koduri, 44, has rejoined the company as corporate vice president, Visual Computing, reporting to Mark Papermaster, senior vice president and chief technology officer. In his new role, Koduri will have overall responsibility for driving AMD's innovation in visual and accelerated...
Catcher reportedly to exclusively supply metal-alloy chassis for use in HTC M4
Apr 19, 16:08
Catcher Technology will reportedly become an exclusive supplier of metal-alloy chassis for use in HTC's M4 smartphone, a revision of its New HTC One, with shipments of M4 to begin in June and an estimated 700,000 units to be shipped in the second quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply...
Ability Opto-Electronics nets NT$0.13 per share for 1Q13
Apr 19, 14:17
Taiwan-based optical lens module maker Ability Opto-Electronics Technology on April 18 reported revenues of NT$215.8 million (US$7.23 million), net profit of NT$10.4 million and net EPS of NT$0.13 for the first quarter of 2013.
Asustek to launch own-brand SSDs
Apr 19, 12:11
Asustek Computer will launch a new line of SSDs based on the PCI Express 2.0 interface and made from MLC flash supplied by Toshiba, in May 2013 under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) Raidr Express own-brand.
Intel recommends 3 touch solution providers to ultrabook ODMs
Apr 18, 12:35
Intel, in line with boosting touch screens in third-generation ultrabooks, has recommended three touchscreen solution providers, Cambrios Technologies, FlatFrog and UniPixel, to ODMs, according sources with Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
OGS technology bottlenecks keeping touch notebook prices high
Apr 18, 11:27
Notebook vendors hope they can sell touch panel notebook products cheaper in 2013 but may not be able to due to high costs in using one glass solution (OGS) technology as a result of bottlenecks in backend production, particularly the low production capacity and low yields for the second tempering...
Sinher Technology to be listed on TSE
Apr 16, 20:34
Taiwan-based notebook hinge maker Sinher Technology will soon shift its listing from the Emerging Stock Board to the main board of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE), according to the company.
Gigabyte gaining on Asustek in motherboard shipments
Apr 16, 00:14
Gigabyte Technology shipped 4.9 million motherboards in the first quarter, only slightly behind Asustek Computer's five million units, allowing the company to have a chance to beat the long-time leader in terms of shipments in 2013, according to source from channel retailers.
Ichia to grow flexible PCB revenues in 2013
Apr 15, 23:46
Taiwan-based Ichia Technology expects to grow revenues generated from its flexible PCB (FPCB) business in 2013, on an improvement of its production yield rates.