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Silitech reports losses for May

Jun 22, 15:35

Chassis maker Silitech Technology has reported a net loss of NT$14 million (US$459,648) or NT$0.08 per share on revenues of NT$158 million for May. The company also reported a loss of NT$64.4 million or NT$0.36 per share for the first quarter of 2017.

Altek sues China-based CCM maker, smartphone sales agent for patent infringement

Jun 22, 15:34

Imaging solution developer Altek has filed charges with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court against Shenzhen O-film Tech, a China-based smartphone-use CCM (compact camera module) maker, and Beijing Jingdong Century Information Technology, a sales agent in the China market, for infringement of its...

Altek chairman Alex Hsia

Cooling module maker CCI starts production at new factory in China

Jun 21, 14:48

Thermal module maker Chaung Choung Technology (CCI) is moving manufacturing equipment from a factory on lease in Chongqing, western China, to a newly constructed factory nearby. So far, 70-80% of the equipment sets have already been moved to the new location and the whole process is estimated to be...

AMD launches Zen-based datacenter processors and new GPU accelerators for servers

Jun 21, 12:17

AMD has launched its EPYC 7000 series high-performance datacenter processors. AMD was joined by multiple customers and partners at the global launch event on June 20 in presenting an array of systems, product demonstrations, and customer testimonials. The EPYC comes with up to 32 high-performance Zen...

AMD EPYC datacenter processor

AMD top-end CPU adopted in new Dell gaming PC

Jun 20, 12:52

AMD is expected to see improved profits in the second half of 2017 as its top-end Ryzen Threadripper processor has landed orders from Alienware, a gaming affiliate of Dell. The move is expected to attract more gaming PC vendors to follow suit.

Catcher keeps relying on smartphone, tablet, notebook chassis for growth

Jun 19, 21:32

Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology has seen revenue growth from the smartphone, tablet and notebook segments and will keep relying on the three product lines for future growth, company chairman Hung Shui-shu said at a shareholders meeting on June 19.

Catcher Technology chairman Hung Shui-shu

China market: Camera module makers relentlessly ramping capacity

Jun 19, 13:40

China-based camera module makers have continued to ramp up their capacity to cope with increasing demand from local smartphone vendors, including Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and Lenovo, as these vendors have emerged as major players in the global smartphone arena, according to sources from Taiwan-based...

Teco Electric & Machinery focusing on customized, system products in 2017

Jun 19, 11:45

Own-brand electric machinery maker Teco Electric & Machinery will focus on customized and system products, and has set target revenues of NT$50 billion (US$1.66 billion) for 2017, according to company chairwoman Sophia Chiu.

Car component maker Chialin to return NT$3 per share to investors

Jun 16, 15:25

Taiwan-based car component maker Chialin Precision Industrial has announced plans to cut its capital by NT$209 million (US$6.98 million) and will return the money to investors. The cut will give back NT$2.50 per share plus a cash dividend of NT$0.50.

Intel 300-series chipsets to impact Realtek, ASMedia and Broadcom in 2018

Jun 15, 19:49

With Intel planning to integrate Wi-Fi and USB 3.1 functions into its 300-series chipsets in 2018, Realtek Semiconductor, ASMedia and Broadcom are expected to see their orders for related chips decline, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Wistron business growth sees rebound

Jun 15, 15:25

Wistron has seen its business growth rebound significantly over the past months and is confident that its performance in 2017 will be better than that recorded a year earlier, according to company chairman Simon Lin.

Largan Precision to start production at new factory in 4Q17

Jun 15, 11:04

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has nearly completed construction of a factory beside its headquarters in central Taiwan and will kick off trial production at the end of third-quarter 2017 and volume production in fourth-quarter 2017, company CEO Lin En-ping has revealed.

Largan Precision CEO Lin En-ping

Intel announces partnerships for the gaming market

Jun 14, 15:31

On the eve of the E3, Intel demonstrated a lineup of new games and technology, and revealed several new initiatives, including partnerships with ESL, Oculus and Ready At Dawn Studios.

Alibaba to contribute data center technology to OCP

Jun 14, 11:16

China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has announced plans to share with Open Compute Project (OCP) its newly-developed technology that aims to reduce energy consumption and build more eco-friendly data centers.

Biostar, ASRock, Colorful see rising demand for mining motherboards, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 13, 14:56

Because of rising demand for mining cryptocurrencies, motherboard players including Biostar, ASRock and China-based Colorful are enjoying increasing shipments of their mining motherboards, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report.

Intel sees fierce competition in manufacturing process

Jun 13, 13:49

Intel is confident about chips made on its 14nm process, but is lagging behind competitors on the 10nm node. Its 10nm Cannonlake processors will not become available until the second half of 2018, while competitors including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Samsung have both already...

MSI reports 2.84% on-year decline in May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 12, 16:18

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.911 billion (US$229.33) for May 2017, representing a 7.26% increase on month and 2.84% drop on year.

Delta Electronics revenues drop slightly in May

Stockwatch - Jun 12, 16:13

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.286 billion (US$573.62 million) for May 2017, representing a 1.18% drop on month and 2.8% drop on year.

Optical communication component makers see mixed on-month growth in May revenues

Jun 12, 15:49

LandMark Optoelectronics (LMO) and LuxNet saw May consolidated revenues of NT$162 million (US$5.4 million) increase 11.49% on month but decrease 28.43% on year and NT$110 million grow 10.22% on month but slip 39.26% on year, respectively, while TrueLight and Elite Advanced Laser (EAL) had May consolidated...

Aurora tops A3 printer suppliers in China market

Jun 12, 12:18

There were 192,000 A3 printers sold in the China market in the first quarter of 2017, and office automation machine and furniture distributor Aurora was the largest, followed by Konica Minolta and Fuji Xerox, according to Aurora.

Lite-On Technology sees decreased May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 12, 09:15

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.704 billion (US$553 million) for May, decreasing 0.66% on month and 4.20% on year.

Gigabyte revenues up 20.18% on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 16:29

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.483 billion (US$148.96 million) for May 2017, representing a 13.6% increase on month and 20.18% increase on year.

Asustek May revenues drop 1.6% on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 16:20

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$31.344 billion (US$1.04 billion) for May 2017, representing a 15.61% increase on month and 1.6% drop on year.

Pegatron revenues rise 18.16% on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 16:14

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$78.639 billion (US$2.61 billion) for May 2017, representing a 4.1% drop on month and 18.16% increase on year.

Auras Technology sees smartphone heat-pipe demand remain brisk in 2017

Jun 9, 15:52

Heat-dissipation solution vendor Auras Technology, which reportedly is a major heat-pipe supplier for Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S8 smartphones, expects demand for heat-pipes from the smartphone sector to remain strong in 2017 despite recent rumors indicating that Samsung may not use heat-pipes in...

Altek reports decreased revenues for May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:46

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$767 million (US$25.49 million) for May 2017, representing a 12.42% drop on month and 19.07% drop on year.

Creative Technology lands orders for Sound BlasterX 720 from Taiwan vendors

Jun 9, 15:34

Singapore-based Creative Technology has won adoption of it Sound BlasterX 720 software from Taiwan-based gaming device vendors including Acer, Clevo and Gigabyte Technology, according to the company.

Creative pushing Sound BlasterX 720 in the gaming market

Asia Optical lands orders for automotive lenses

Jun 9, 15:28

Optical device maker Asia Optical has obtained orders for automotive lenses from US-based electric vehicle clients and automobile makers in Europe, according to company chairman Robert Lai.

Asia Optical chairman Robert Lai

Foxlink plans to set up factory in India

Jun 9, 15:04

Electronic connector maker Foxlink (Cheng Uei Precision Industry) plans to set up a factory in India to supply components for smartphones, and may also cooperate with local companies on digital content-related business, according to the company. Currently the project is still at the initial planning...

ASMedia Technology expects 1H17 revenues to hike 80% on year

Jun 9, 14:11

IC design house ASMedia Technology, mainly because of shipments of Ryzen chipsets beginning in the first quarter of 2017, and booming shipments of USB 3.1 Gen2 hub controller ICs, expects consolidated revenues for the first half of 2017 to hike about 80% on year, according to the company. Shareholders...

Altek adjusts product strategy

Jun 8, 16:15

Digital camera ODM and imaging solution provider Altek, in order to avoid increasing price competition for smartphone-use CCMs (compact camera modules), has adjusted its product focus from hardware plus software originally to digital ISPs (image signal processors), algorithm software and licensing...

Altek chairman Alex Hsia

Chicony Electronics May revenues up on month, down on year

Jun 8, 14:19

Keyboard and CCM (compact camera module) maker Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.025 billion (US$200 million) for May, increasing 11.44% on month but decreasing 0.45% on year, and NT$28.373 billion for January-May, inching up 1.46% on year.

Connector maker Sinbon reports sequential revenue growth for May

Jun 7, 15:14

Cable assembly and connector maker Sinbon Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.112 billion (US$36.95 million) for May, up 7.83% on month but down 3.82% on year.

Digitimes Research: AIO shipments expected to take larger share of desktop PC market

Jun 7, 10:45

With the consumer sector continuing to have weak demand for all-in-one (AIO) PC products, AIO PC shipments were down 1.7% on year to reach only 12.18 million units in 2016, the third consecutive year of on-year decline. But AIO PC shipments are expected to stabilize in both 2017 and 2018.

Getac May revenues see growth

Jun 6, 20:04

Ruggedized industrial PC (IPC) maker Getac has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.64 billion (US$55.43 million) for May, up 6.84% on year and 4.7% on month. For the first five months of 2017, Getac's consolidated revenues were NT$8.41 billion, growing 13.69% from NT$7.4 billion during the same...

Time-lapse camera maker Brinno reports increased sales for May

Jun 6, 18:45

Taiwan-based time-lapse camera player Brinno has announced consolidated revenues of NT$60.69 million (US$2.0187 million) for May, up 21.77% on month and 128% on year.

Chicony Power Technology to deal out 2016 dividend of NT$2.80

Jun 6, 18:20

Power supply unit maker Chicony Power Technology's shareholders, at its 2017 meeting on June 5, passed the proposed distribution of a dividend of NT$2.80 (US$0.09), NT$2.75 in cash and NT$0.05 in stock, for 2016, accounting for 74.12% of the corresponding net EPS of NT$3.71.

Catcher sees growing revenues in May; expected to benefit from new iPhone orders in 2H17

Jun 6, 15:42

Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$6.08 billion (US$205.5 million) for May, rising 18.5% on month and 3.5% on year, and combined consolidated revenues of NT$25.8 billion for the first five months of 2017, down 10.27% on year. With Apple's next-generation iPhones scheduled...

In-car electronics device maker Chialin sees revenues up on year in May

Jun 6, 15:09

Metal stamping component and in-car electronics device maker Chialin Precision Industrial has announced consolidated revenues of NT$89.46 million (US$3.02 million) for May, dropping 0.32% on month, but up 140% on year.

FSP Technology showcases water-cooled PSU Hydro PTM+ at Computex Taipei 2017

Jun 5, 23:24

Power supply maker FSP Technology showcased Hydro PTM+, a water-cooled power supply unit (PSU) for use in high-end gaming PCs, at the Computex Taipei 2017 during May 30-June 3.

Largan Precision sees increased May revenues

Jun 5, 23:22

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision on June 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.757 billion (US$124 million) for May, increasing 1.81% on month and 11.72% on year, and those of NT$18.244 billion for January-May, growing 23.78% on year.

Graphics cards seeing strong demand thanks to Bitcoin mining

Jun 5, 23:21

With Bitcoin mining becoming popular recently, demand for AMD-based graphics cards has been picking up and caused shortages in the market. Strong demand also increased demand for Nvidia-based graphics cards, which are higher in price compared to AMD ones.

Headset maker Merry reports strong sales for May

Stockwatch - Jun 5, 15:52

Headset maker Merry Electronics saw its consolidated revenues rise 14.5% on month and 63.64% on year to NT$1.851 billion (US$61.48 million) in May, buoyed by increased shipments of head-mounted entertainment earphones.

Teco Electric & Machinery opens smart motor factory

Jun 3, 09:35

Teco Electric & Machinery on June 1 inaugurated a smart factory for industrial motors in Taiwan, which it claims is the first around the world.

Teco Electric & Machinery smart factory

Mobile and IoT technologies integrated with AI features to enable data driven solutions

Jun 2, 12:48

Computex Taipei has long been one of the most important tradeshows worldwide for engineers and executrives in ICT industries. On May 31, 2017, Digitimes hosted Computex 2017 Mobile and IoT technology forum, featuring speakers from various sectors to share their views of the future of IoT technology...

Taiwan ICT industry gaining momentum with growing connected car technology investments

Jun 2, 12:23

Consumers are connected anywhere and anytime through their smartphones or other mobile devices. They rely on that connectivity to get the latest information. Such a trend is spreading to automotive world. The race to build the smart connected car, and ultimately the self-driving vehicle, is already...

WiGig wireless VR devices expected to launch at end of 3Q17, says Peraso VP

Jun 2, 11:52

Canada-based 60GHz WiGig (IEEE 802.11ad) wireless IC solution developer Peraso Technologies has been cooperating with many VR hardware makers to develop WiGig wireless VR devices including head-mounted displays, as well as WiGig-enabled games consoles, gaming PCs and notebooks, and USB Dongles. Devices...

Peraso product development vice president Brad Lynch (left) and sales vice president John Tryhub

Virtual reality becoming more of a reality at Computex Taipei

Jun 1, 21:14

A number of announcements and technology demos were made and seen at Computex Taipei this year that are sure to help virtual reality (VR) technology become more accessible and exciting for consumers moving forward. And while industry giants like Intel and Microsoft may have made the big splashes at...

New mobile fast-charging solutions keep rolling out for enhanced battery life

Jun 1, 16:07

Smartphones and other mobile devices are becoming increasingly diverse, and features continue to be enhanced to include larger screens and multi-core specs, as well as more advanced multimedia effects. While users want to have their devices connected all the time consuming more battery power, new apps...

Intel may benefit from Apple's fight with Qualcomm

Jun 1, 15:45

To avoid over-relying on baseband chip supply from Qualcomm, Apple added Intel as a second baseband chip supplier for its iPhone 7 series smartphones in 2016, with Intel receiving an outsourcing proportion of around 30%. Since Intel's baseband chips have inferior performances compared to Qualcomm's...

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