Asustek, Gigabyte unlikely to achieve motherboard shipment goals for 3Q14
Sep 22, 13:57
Neither Asustek Computer nor Gigabyte Technology is likely to be able to achieve their 5.8 million motherboard shipment targets for the third quarter, as demand in China remains weak and the retail channel's orders ahead of China's National Day holidays have been also worse than those of previous years,...
China CCM makers expanding capacities
Sep 22, 11:50
China-based Sunny Optical Technology, Shenzhen O-film Tech and Truly Opto-electronics have been expanding production capacities for compact camera modules (CCMs) for smartphones and tablets, according to sources with Taiwan's supply chain.
Asustek aiming to achieve 15% on-year PC shipment growth
Sep 18, 14:11
Asustek Computer is looking to achieve 15% on-year growth in its PC shipments each year starting 2014 and expects its annual desktop and notebook shipments together to reach 50 million units in five years, according to market watchers. It will also be aggressively pushing gaming notebooks to maintain...
Asustek plans to accuse motherboard competitors of patent infringement
Sep 17, 15:14
Asustek Computer has launched X99 chipset motherboards featuring its in-house-developed OC Socket, a patented technology which hikes motherboard performance by 35%, but has found that some Taiwan-based fellow vendors will launch X99 models equipped with similar functionality. Based on its initial investigation,...
Foxconn considering lawsuit over leukemia report
Sep 16, 15:41
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is considering taking legal action against UK-based Daily Mail for its recent report claiming Foxconn employees working in Shenzhen plants have developed leukemia. Foxconn has demand the Daily Mail present evidence of its claim within...
Primax Electronics to expand audio device, CCM capacities in China
Sep 12, 10:39
Primax Electronics will invest US$40 million to expand production capacities for audio devices and smartphone-use CCMs (compact camera modules) at its factories in Chongqing, western China, and Dongguan, southern China. The expansions will be completed in the second quarter of 2015, according to the...
Foxconn reports slight sequential revenue gains for August
Sep 11, 16:11
Foxconn Electronics has reported revenues of NT$275.08 billion (US$9.18 billion) for August, up 5.71% sequentially but down 1.91% on year. For the first eight months of 2014, revenues totaled NT$2.29 trillion, edging up 0.5% from a year earlier.
Digitimes Research: Intel to see strong tablet AP shipments in 2H14
Sep 11, 11:50
Intel shipped only about 1.5 million tablet application processors (APs) in the first half of 2014, but Digitimes Research expects its shipments to reach seven million units in the second half thanks to China brand vendors' and white-box players' full support.
Gigabyte revenues decline in August
Stockwatch - Sep 11, 11:27
Gigabyte has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.89 billion (US$129.56 million) for August 2014, representing a 17.33% drop on month and 3.99% drop on year.
Lite-On Technology August revenues down on month, up on year
Sep 9, 22:33
EMS provider Lite-On Technology on September 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$19.185 billion (US$639 million) for August, slipping on month by 7.79% but rising on year by 1.14%, and NT$150.232 billion for January-August, growing on year by 12.76%.
ECS revenues drop in August
Stockwatch - Sep 9, 16:19
ECS has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.083 billion (US$136.1 million) for August 2014, representing a 27.26% drop on month and 28.77% drop on year.
Altek sees sequential growth in August revenues
Sep 9, 11:10
Smartphone lens solution provider Altek has posted consolidated revenues of NT$1.336 billion (US$44.5 million) for August, increasing on month by 25.54% but decreasing on year by 47.59%. January-August consolidated revenues reached NT$11.056 billion, slipping 15.76% on year.
Largan August revenues hit record
Sep 9, 10:51
Handset lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.963 billion (US$132.1 million) for August, hitting a monthly record for the fifth consecutive time with growth of 12.77% on month and 64.74% on year. January-August consolidated revenues reached NT$24.296 billion,...
Foxconn looking to expand investments in Shanxi, China in 2014
Sep 4, 15:45
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is looking to invest over CNY5 billion (US$813.82 million) in Shanxi province, China in 2014. Foxconn currently has two production hubs in the province and has already invested almost CNY20 billion there, according to company chairman Terry Guo.
Shortage of CNC capacity to remain until 2015, say chassis makers
Sep 3, 14:59
Because a large portion of CNC machines are being used to carve out unibody metal-alloy chassis for iPhones, and Japan-, South Korea- and China-based smartphone vendors have adopted or will adopt similar chassis, global CNC capacity for metal-alloy chassis is expected to be in shortage until 2015,...
Apple iWatch still under EVT despite components already in production
Sep 2, 15:30
Despite related components already entering into production, Apple's iWatch is still unlikely to become available until 2015, as the device is still under engineering verification testing (EVT) stage and has to still go through production verification testing (PVT), according to sources from the upstream...
UL offers security surveillance system testing standard
Aug 29, 10:59
US-based Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has offered UL 2802, a set of standards for testing the performance of security surveillance systems based on SMIA (Standard Mobile Imaging Architecture) jointly proposed by Nokia and STMicroelectronics as well as ISO standards, according to UL Taiwan.
Motherboard price competition expands to Europe
Aug 27, 22:33
The fierce price competition between Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology has recently expanded to Europe as demand in China is falling short of expectations and is putting strong pressure on ASRock and Micro-Star International (MSI), which have a large proportion of their shipments coming from...
Good Way Technology listed on OTC
Aug 27, 15:53
USB docking station and peripheral maker Good Way Technology on August 26 started listing on Taiwan's over-the-counter stock market at an initial price of NT$105 (US$3.50) per share. The company said it is developing wireless docking stations and will offer products for testing in November.
Intel sees proportion for entry-level notebook CPUs rise to 60-70%
Aug 27, 14:53
Along with notebook vendors launching more inexpensive models, Intel has seen the shipment proportion of entry-level notebook CPUs, namely its Pentium and Celeron series, increase from 50-60% in the first half of 2014 to 60-70% currently, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Delta Electronics to showcase DLP video wall at Integrate 2014
Aug 22, 11:24
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics will exhibit an in-house-developed ultra-bright Laser-based DLP video wall with brightness of 1,800 lumens and contrast ratio of 2,000:1 at Integrate 2014 in Sydney, Australia, August 26-28, according to the company.
China market: 2-tier motherboard vendors hiking prices
Aug 22, 10:26
Second-tier motherboard makers have been forced to hike their prices in the China market as the ongoing probe into possible tax evasions by the China government has pushed up operation costs for suppliers, according to industry sources.
Raspberry Pi motherboards enjoy 3.5 million worldwide sales
Aug 19, 12:40
Sales of credit-card sized motherboard computers rolled out by UK-based Raspberry Pi Foundation have reached 3.5 million units worldwide, with demand from China and Taiwan still remaining strong, according to Eric Lee, head of technical marketing of RS Components Asia Pacific, the marketing and distributing...
Foxconn 2Q14 profit grows, but revenues drop
Aug 15, 11:00
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported its second-quarter results: consolidated revenues reached NT$879.09 billion (US$29.3 billion), down 0.49% sequentially; gross margin was 7.05%, up 1.01pp from the first quarter; net profit totaled NT$20.19 billion, up 3.2% sequentially;...
Cvilux sees 19% growth in 1H14 revenues
Aug 14, 12:19
Connector maker Cvilux has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.38 billion (US$45.99 million), up 19.04% on year for the second half of 2014. Its gross margin for the period reached 32.5%, with net profit coming to NT$164 million, up 38.99% on year.
Wafer foundry houses seeking better cooling solutions
Aug 14, 11:00
Wafer foundry houses reportedly have been seeking cooperation with cooling module makers looking to apply cooling solutions into chips during the manufacturing process. So far the cooperation is still at an early stage and no substantial results have been achieved, according to sources from cooling...
Chicony Power likely to hit record revenues for 3Q14
Aug 13, 14:25
Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology is likely to see record quarterly consolidated revenues and 30% sequential growth in net profit for the third quarter of 2014, according to market analysts.
Lite-On Technology nets NT$1.50 per share for 1H14
Stockwatch - Aug 13, 11:28
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has posted net EPS of NT$1.50 for first-half 2014. Of consolidated revenues for the second quarter, 43.4% came from power supplies and other components used in servers, desktops, notebooks and tablets as well as MFPs (multi-function peripherals), 28.3% from LED devices...
Intel discloses newest microarchitecture and 14nm process details
Aug 12, 20:58
Intel has disclosed details of its newest microarchitecture that is optimized with Intel's 14nm manufacturing process. Together these technologies will provide high-performance and low-power capabilities to serve a broad array of computing needs and products from the infrastructure of cloud computing...
Simplo confident of earning paid-in capital for 2014
Aug 12, 20:26
Notebook battery pack maker Simplo Technology is confident it will attain its target net profit equal to its paid-in capital for 2014, company chairman Raymond Sung said at an August 12 investors conference.
Catcher expects 30% increase in chassis capacity
Aug 12, 15:46
Catcher Technology will continue to expand its chassis capacity in the second half of 2014 and by the end of the third quarter, the company's overall capacity will increase 30% compared to the level of the end of 2013, according to company chairman Hong Shui-shu.
Pegatron sees growth in July revenues; announces profits for 2Q14
Aug 12, 14:33
Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$67.3 billion (US$2.24 billion) for July, down 6.69% on month and 1.67% on year, while the company also unveiled net profits of NT$2.48 billion for the second quarter and EPS of NT$0.65.
Qisda nets NT$0.42 per share for 2Q14
Aug 11, 22:41
DMS (design and manufacturing service) provider Qisda recorded net earnings per share (EPS) of NT$0.42 for the second quarter of 2014, according to the company.
China branded motherboard shipments may drop 10% on year in 2014
Aug 11, 22:31
With demand from China's tier-1 to -3 cities already reaching saturation and motherboard players still needing more time and investment to further penetrate into tier-4 through tier-6 cities, branded motherboard sales in China in the first half of 2014 dropped slightly compared to the same period a...