AMD pushing new projects for VR applications
Oct 19, 15:49
AMD has launched several new projects for its virtual reality (VR) business including GPU certification. It has enhanced its software/hardware platform and established a VR supply chain, hoping to expand its presence in the VR market, and to regain share in the graphics card market with its new Polaris...
Taiwan market: Epson launches 5 inkjet printers
Oct 19, 11:25
Seiko Epson have launched five multi-functional inkjet printers, L1455, L605, L485, L385 and L380, in the Taiwan market at recommended retail prices of NT$22,900 (US$725), NT$8,490, NT$5,990, NT$5,490 and NT$4,990 respectively.
Aurora sets up medical 3D printing joint venture
Oct 18, 11:52
Office automation machine and furniture distributor Aurora has announced the establishment of a joint venture with a hospital affiliated with China Medical University to provide customized medical 3D printing services and solutions.
Microsoft retrieving component purchasing rights to maintain server quality
Oct 17, 15:12
Microsoft has recently become more involved in choosing specific hardware component suppliers for its datacenter servers. Microsoft used to let its ODM partners choose the component suppliers, but is now picking them directly to ensure quality, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
MSI, Gigabyte to enjoy strong graphics card shipments in 2016
Oct 17, 15:10
As demand from the gaming market continue rising, and virtual reality (VR) applications are growing popular, graphics card players such as Micro-Star International (MSI), Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, Colorful, Galaxy and Zotac, are seeing their Nvidia-based mid-range to high-end product sales...
Apple to set up 2nd R&D center in China, says CEO
Oct 13, 15:38
Apple plans to set up a research and development center in Shenzhen, China, according to a China-based Shenzhen Economic Daily report, citing comments from Tim Cook. Apple opened an R&D center in Beijing in August.
Chicony Power reports brisk sales for September
Oct 13, 11:08
Power supply device maker Chicony Power Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.767 billion (US$87.478 million) for September, up 8.5% sequentially and 10.54% on year.
MSI, Gigabyte report strong sales for September
Newswatch - Oct 11, 13:39
Micro-Star International (MSI) saw its revenues increase 7.44% on month and 27.78% on year to NT$10.984 billion in September, buoyed by strong demand for high-end graphics cards and increased shipments of gaming notebooks. Meanwhile, fellow company Gigabyte Technology also managed to ramp up its revenues...
Taitronics 2016 taking place in Taipei
Oct 7, 16:07
The Taipei International Electronics Show (Taitronics) 2016 is taking place during October 6-9, with 530 exhibitors from 11 countries using more than 1,000 booths. More than 3,000 international buyers are expected to visit the exhibition, according to the organizers the Taiwan External Trade Development...
Catcher, Simplo see September revenues up on month
Oct 7, 13:44
Chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$7.72 billion (US$245.48 million) for September 2016, up 10.3% on month, and NT$20.73 billion for the third quarter, up 18.3% sequentially, but down 3.1% on year. Battery maker Simplo Technology has also announced September revenues...
Lite-On Technology September revenues hit record
Oct 7, 11:09
EMS provider Lite-On Technology on October 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.257 billion (US$709 million) for September 2016, the highest monthly figure on record with growth of 5.72% on month and 8.07% on year.
ECS revenues drop in September
Stockwatch - Oct 6, 16:05
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.962 billion (US$94.26 million) for September 2016, representing a 3.84% drop on month and 47.62% drop on year.
VR players pushing into China market
Oct 6, 15:22
As demand for VR-related experiences continues to grow and the China government has been aggressively pushing establishment of VR industry alliances, players including High Tech Computer (HTC), Intel, AMD, Nvidia and ARM have all increased their VR investments in China and competition between VR devices...
Largan Precision September revenues hit 2016 high
Stockwatch - Oct 6, 15:13
Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision on October 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.954 billion (US$158 million) for September, the highest monthly level so far in 2016 and increasing 2.76% on month but decreasing 10.19% on year.
Sinbon building new plant for aerospace electronic components
Oct 6, 11:41
Connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new plant to be built in Maioli, western Taiwan on October 5. The new plant, which is scheduled for completion by year-end 2017, will produce aerospace electronic components targeting the aviation industry in...
Getac sees revenues hit record high in September
Stockwatch - Oct 6, 10:25
Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.104 billion (US$67 million) for September, increasing 18.22% on month and 34.89% on year. September revenues were the company's highest monthly figures.
Foxconn details 40,000 robots at factories, says report
Oct 5, 14:49
The Foxconn Group has installed 40,000 robots for handling manufacturing jobs at a number of its plans in China, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report, citing the group's general manager of the automation technology department committee, Dai Chia-peng.
Strong demand for gaming products boosts related ASP
Sep 30, 15:33
Despite seeing dropping shipments, CPU, motherboard and graphics card ASPs still continued to enjoy growths recently thanks to increasing demand for gaming products. Players including Gigabyte Technology, Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) have all benefited from the trend.
Posiflex Technology to issue convertible bonds, new shares
Sep 30, 11:02
Own-brand POS (point of sale) device maker Posiflex Technology on September 29 decided to raise an estimated NT$1.65 billion (US$52.5 million) through issuing convertible bonds worth NT$1.2 billion and three million new shares, according to the company.
Lithium battery makers demand price rise due to shortages
Sep 27, 11:49
As demand for the traditional 18650 cylinder battery has been growing strong recently because of increasing notebook sales, upstream battery module makers have started asking for a double-digit percentage quote raise. Since most lithium battery makers have no plans to expand their notebook battery...
Rising notebook demand causing shortages in many components
Sep 26, 22:40
With demand for notebooks stronger than expected and notebook component suppliers conservative about their shipments, several components including panel, battery and solid state drive (SSD), reportedly are suffering from shortages, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Delta becomes core member of CharIN
Sep 26, 16:48
Delta Electronics, a supplier of power and thermal management solutions, has announced it has become a core member of the Charging Interface Initiative e. V. (CharIN), an open coalition of world-class firms within the electric vehicle (EV) industry aiming to support and promote the Combined Charging...
Nvidia GTC 2016 shows artificial intelligence innovations
Sep 26, 16:39
Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2016 opened on September 21 in Taiwan, with over 2,000 visitors' participating on the first day. During the conference, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang gave a keynote, talking about GPU technology's capability and its role in artificial intelligent applications.
Nvidia to host GTC Taipei starting September 21
Sep 20, 14:19
Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in Taipei will begin on September 21 and company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is expected to make a keynote about the company's development progresses on artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning and its automatic driving platform. Nvidia will showcase its latest GPU...
Welltend acquires orders for Xbox cables, says paper
Newswatch - Sep 19, 22:35
Taiwan-based cable and connector maker Welltend has received orders for Microsoft's Xbox gaming console, which increased the company's revenues in August by 3.55% on month and 28.4% on year to NT$174 million (US$5.48 million), according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report...
Foxconn to raise US$1 billion through EMTN issues
Newswatch - Sep 19, 11:01
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision) plans to raise a total of US$1 billion through two tranches of corporate bond issues, according to a company statement filed with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Notebook, IT product vendor Clevo sees improved sales in August
Newswatch - Sep 13, 21:25
Clevo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.52 billion (US$47.9 million) for August, increasing 4.43% from the previous month. Accumulated 2016 revenues through August totaled NT$12.067 billion, up 1.74% from a year earlier.
Yen Sun sees rising cooling module orders for car and IT applications
Sep 13, 14:36
Taiwan-based cooling fan maker Yen Sun Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$196 million (US$6.19 million) for August, up 38% on year, and NT$1.58 billion for the first eight months of 2016, up 12.34% on year. With rising orders for car-use fans, mobile air conditioning systems and cooling...
Acer Taiwan general manager appointment raises concern among IT vendors
Sep 12, 16:01
Acer has appointed Lin Chia-chang, general manager of its subsidiary Weblink International, as general manager of Acer Taiwan and Lin will also continue to head Weblink. However, several IT brand vendors that outsource their product distribution in Taiwan to Weblink are concerned that his double role...
Colorful sees increasing graphics card shipments in 2016
Sep 12, 15:56
Thanks to strong demand for their Nvidia Pascal-based graphics cards, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Asustek Computer are expected to see their graphics card shipments reach five million units in 2016, while China-based Colorful will also achieve shipments of 4.2 million units for the year, becoming...
MSI reports strong sales for August
Stockwatch - Sep 12, 15:23
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.224 billion (US$323.109 million) for August, representing a 22.62% increase on month and 39.22% increase on year.
Mangoldt begins operation at reactor factory in Taiwan
Sep 12, 12:40
Germany-based reactor maker Hans von Mangoldt has started operation at its new factory and branch office in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The factory is estimated to be able to supply 24,000 reactors every year initially, but the volume is expected to reach 40,000 units after five years, according to the compa...
Gigabyte reports increased revenues for August
Stockwatch - Sep 9, 16:09
Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.004 billion (US$159.38 million) for August 2016, representing a 7.98% increase on month and 30.09% increase on year.
Foxlink sees revenues up on month in August
Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:42
Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.538 billion (US$271.94 million) for August 2016, representing a 17.71% increase on month but a 14.4% drop on year.
Nvidia sees tight graphics card supply; to release GTX 1050 in late September
Sep 9, 15:27
Nvidia's Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 graphics cards are seeing strong demand from the market and therefore are currently in tight supply. To further expand into the market, Nvidia is planning to release its mid-range GTX 1050 graphics card at the end of September at the earliest.
Qisda sees growing revenues in August
Sep 9, 15:08
Qisda has announced consolidated revenues of NT$10.7 billion (US$341.23 million) for August, up 4.03% on month and 1.4% on year, and NT$84.27 billion for the first eight months of 2016 combined, down 3.06% on year. Of the amount, NT$7.99 billion were contributed by Qisda's design and manufacturing...
ECS reports on-year revenue growth for August
Stockwatch - Sep 8, 15:50
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.081 billion (US$98.43 million) for August 2016, representing a 37.21% increase on month and 24.25% drop on year.
Chaintech to push VR applications with China channel retailer Pason
Sep 8, 15:33
Taiwan-based motherboard/graphics card player Chaintech recently signed letter of intent with China-based IT channel retailer Pason to provide product planning assistance and capacity to help it manufacture products. The two will also push into China's virtual reality (VR) market with an integrated...
Lite-On Technology August revenues hit 5-year high
Sep 8, 11:39
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.053 billion (US$664 million) for August, the highest monthly figure in the past five years with growth of 8.69% on month and 17.63% on year.
Amperex Technology expected to take over production of Galaxy Note 7 batteries
Sep 7, 15:36
Following the recall by Samsung Electronics of its Galaxy Note 7 due to defective batteries produced by Samsung SDI, China-based Amperex Technology, which was a secondary supplier of batteries for the model, is expected to take over as main supplier following the incident, according to industry sour...