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Intel, Rockchip jointly promoting SoFIA 3G-R SoCs in China

May 22, 15:16

Intel and China-based Rockchip Electronics have recently stepped up their joint efforts to promote the quad-core SoFIA 3G-R (C3230RK) SoC solutions to the white-box tablet sector in China, aiming to squeeze more market share out from rival suppliers including MediaTek, Allwinner Technology, and Spreadtrum...

Bestec Power Electronics to ship new products in 3Q15

May 22, 14:34

Switching power supply maker Bestec Power Electronics has developed new product items including components to protect batteries used in electric buses, heat-dissipation modules and guideways used in servers, and will begin shipments in the third quarter of 2015, according to the company.

BizLink to see at least 10% revenue growth in 2015

May 21, 15:58

Wire and cable product maker BizLink Holding expects its revenues to achieve at least a double-digit percentage growth in 2015 thanks to shipment growths in product lines such as electric applications, car electronics and USB Type-C products.

Lotes sees strong 1Q15 gross margin, net EPS

May 21, 15:51

Among electronic connector and cable assembly makers, Lotes posted a rather strong gross margin at 34.67% and net EPS of NT$1.99 (US$0.06) for the first quarter of 2015 despite the quarter being the traditional slow season.

Adata to spend up to NT$5.56 billion on stock buyback

Stockwatch - May 20, 15:48

Memory module maker Adata Technology has announced the company will buy back shares worth up to NT$5.56 billion (US$182 million) and give them to employees.

Delta leads in 1Q15 net EPS amid power supply makers

May 19, 22:05

Delta Electronics, among eight power supply makers, posted the highest net EPS at NT$1.59 for the third quarter of 2015.

Hiwin aims to become globally major robot maker

May 19, 11:13

Hiwin Technologies will have robots become a major product line and aims to become a globally major robot maker, according to company chairman Eric Chuo.

Asia Tech Image to expand CIS module capacity in Myanmar

Newswatch - May 18, 11:02

Asia Tech Image ramped up a production line with a monthly capacity of 300,000 contact image sensor (CIS) modules in Myanmar in first-quarter 2015 and in order to meet increasing orders will set up a second production line with the same capacity there by the end of 2015 and will start production in...

Getac Technology 1Q15 ruggedized device shipments grow 40% on year

May 15, 12:15

Getac Technology saw shipments of ruggedized computing devices increase 40% on year and account for 45-50% of its consolidated revenues in first-quarter 2015, and expects such shipments in 2015 to rise 20-40% on year, according company chairman James Hwang.

Getac Technology chairman James Hwang

Primax Electronics expects sequential growth in 2Q15 operation

May 15, 11:49

PC peripheral and handset-use CCM (compact camera module) maker Primax Electronics expects its business operations in the second quarter of 2015 to increase significantly on quarter due to continued optimization of its product mix and increase in automated production, the company said at a May 14 investors...

Lite-On Technology nets NT$0.71 per share for 1Q15

May 15, 11:24

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has posted consolidated revenues of NT$51.54 billion (US$1.69 billion) with net EPS of NT$0.71 for the first quarter of 2015.

Korea IT players aggressively investing in Vietnam

May 14, 15:34

Korea-based IT players such as Samsung Electronics, Samsung Display and LG Electronics see Vietnam as an important production base and have been increasing their investments in the country.

MediaTek announces 10-core Helio X20 SoC, sample availability in 3Q15

May 12, 22:11

MediaTek has announced its 10-core Helio X20 series SoC chips for smartphones, with sample shipments slated for the third quarter of 2015.

Asia Optical wins adoption of 2G3P lens module solutions by China-, South Korea-based smartphone vendors, says paper

Newswatch - May 12, 13:59

Digital camera ODM Asia Optical has developed 2G3P (2 glass lenses + 3 plastic lenses) lens module solutions for use in smartphone cameras and won adoption for flagship smartphone models by China- and South Korea-based vendors. Shipments will begin around the end of 2016, according to a Chinese-language...

Gigabyte reports April 2015 revenues

Stockwatch - May 11, 22:00

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.8 billion (US$123.83 million) for April 2015, representing a 13.5% drop on month and 9.12% drop on year.

MSI sees over 10% revenue drop for April 2015

Stockwatch - May 11, 21:59

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.86 billion (US$190.97 million) for April 2015, representing a 14.07% drop on month and 19.74% drop on year.

Foxlink revenues increase in April

Stockwatch - May 11, 16:38

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.803 billion (US$253.94 million) for April 2015, representing a 24.26% increase on month and 23.7% increase on year.

Chicony Electronics reports revenues for April

Stockwatch - May 11, 16:37

Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.253 billion (US$203.5 million) for April 2015, representing a 2.88% drop on month and 0.54% increase on year.

Digitimes Research: Tablet AP shipments to China to grow 18.6% sequentially

May 11, 16:08

Tablet application processor (AP) shipments to China are estimated to grow 18.6% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015 to reach about 29 million units as demand from the end market starts to recover. Top-3 suppliers in China's tablet AP market, MediaTek, Rockchip and Intel, together will contribute...

Lite-On Technology April revenues down on month, year

May 11, 11:27

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.172 billion (US$559 million) for April 2015, dipping 5.58% on month and 9.21% on year, and NT$68.716 billion for January-April, dropping 2.26% on year.

Nvidia reports revenues for 1Q15

May 8, 16:11

Nvidia has reported revenues of US$1.15 billion for the first quarter ended April 26, 2015, up 4% from US$1.10 billion a year earlier, but down 8% from US$1.25 billion the previous quarter.

Chicony posts 1Q15 net EPS of NT$0.41

May 8, 15:53

Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology recorded consolidated revenues of NT$6.06 billion (US$192 million), gross margin of 14.5%, net operating profit of NT$177 million, net profit of NT$146 million and net EPS of NT$0.41 for the first quarter of 2015.

Delta Electronics sees April revenues fall on year

Stockwatch - May 8, 15:44

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.517 billion (US$505.18 million) for April 2015, representing a 5.23% increase on month and 4.43% drop on year.

Silitech reports decreased sales for April

Newswatch - May 8, 11:15

Silitech Technology, a major supplier of keypads, chassis, modules and auto parts, saw its consolidated revenues decline 6.45% on month and 23% on year to NT$289 million (US$9.39 million) in April as some clients delayed shipments to May, according to the company.

Altek reports revenues for April 2015

Stockwatch - May 7, 15:32

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.1 billion (US$35.85 million) for April 2015, representing a 20.81% increase on month but 39.31% drop on year.

Intel to host conference for newly established stylus alliance

May 7, 15:02

Intel's Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) is set to host a supply chain conference in Taiwan at the end of May to establish an unified stylus standard that can be used across different platforms. The standard is expected to be finalized by the third quarter and vendors such as Lenovo and Dell will...

Dialog, Foxconn SiP subsidiary to invest in Dyna Image

May 6, 21:58

Dialog Semiconductor, which focuses on power management IC solutions, has announced plans to acquire a 40% stake in Taiwan-based Dyna Image, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lite-On Semiconductor.

ECS reports revenue drop for April 2015

Stockwatch - May 6, 21:45

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.78 billion (US$90.6 million) for April 2015, representing a 27.04% drop on month and 35.26% drop on year.

AcBel Polytech nets NT$0.23 per share for 1Q15

Stockwatch - May 6, 16:01

Power supply maker AcBel Polytech on May 5 released its financial report for the first quarter of 2015, recording consolidated revenues of NT$5.22 billion (US$165 million), net profit of NT$120 million and net EPS of NT$0.23.

Chicony Electronics nets NT$0.91 per share for 1Q15

Stockwatch - May 6, 15:33

PC keyboard and compact camera module (CCM) maker Chicony Electronics on May 5 released its financial report for the first quarter of 2015, recording consolidated revenues of NT$18 billion (US$567 million), net profit of NT$687.42 million and net EPS of NT$0.91.

Largan Precision sees increased April revenues

May 6, 11:19

Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.274 billion (US$139 million) for April, increasing 8.9% on month and 32.99% on year, and NT$14.834 billion for January-April, growing 47.47% on year.

Casetek sees weak results in 1Q15 due to rising labor costs and delayed orders

May 5, 16:01

Taiwan-based chassis maker Casetek Holdings has announced its financial results for the first quarter and achieved EPS of NT$2.66 (US$0.09), weaker than market watchers' estimated NT$2.8-3. Commenting on its weak performance, Casetek noted that the rising minimum wage and labor shortages in China have...

Headset maker Merry sees earnings decline sharply in 1Q15

Newswatch - May 4, 11:06

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported net profits of NT$65.13 million (US$2.12 million) for first-quarter 2015, a sharp decline of 76.3% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.35 for the quarter compared to NT$1.48 of a year earlier.

Digitimes Research: Japan online video market to grow significantly starting 2H15

Apr 29, 22:40

Japan's online video market is expected to grow significantly starting the second half of 2015 when Netflix begins to offer its services, NTT DoCoMo launches its dTV Terminal program and the local top-five cable TV operators start offering free online video services, according to Digitimes Research.

Catcher Technology 1Q15 net operating profit hits record

Apr 28, 22:20

Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology recorded net operating profit of NT$6.243 billion (US$199 million) for the first quarter of 2015, the highest quarterly level on record, according to the company at an April 28 investors conference.

Global HDD demand to keep falling, says HGST executive

Apr 28, 22:05

Global demand for hard disk drives (HDDs) of all sizes will continually decrease from 561 million units in 2014 to 550 million units in 2015 and further to 538 million units in 2016, according to Taiwan and Shanghai general manager Vincent Chen for HGST.

SSD, eMMC controllers drive Silicon Motion sales growth in 1Q15

Apr 28, 15:25

NAND flash device controller supplier Silicon Motion Technology has reported slight sequential growth in net sales for the first quarter of 2015, driven by rising sales of client SSD controllers and stable growth in sales of eMMC chips.

Silicon Motion to acquire China PCIe SSD firm

Apr 27, 21:54

Silicon Motion Technology has announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Shannon Systems, a China-based supplier of enterprise-class PCIe SSD and storage array solutions.

AMD to launch Godavari APUs at end of May, say Taiwan makers

Apr 27, 11:04

AMD will launch Godavari series APUs at the end of May to compete with Intel's Broadwell and Skylake platforms, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Acer re-launches Predator gaming notebook lineup

Apr 24, 15:34

Acer has resumed its gaming notebook business line and re-launched a series of products under its Predator-sub-brand.

Wireless charging module makers to offer dual- or multi-mode solutions, say Taiwan makers

Apr 24, 14:06

Wireless charging module suppliers have geared up efforts to develop dual- or multi-mode models in order to cope with the rising popularity of wireless charging applications, according to sources at Taiwan's supply chain.

Spreadtrum chipsets adopted for Samsung WCDMA tablets and smartphone

Apr 23, 15:54

Spreadtrum Communications has announced that its quad-core mobile chipset, the SC7730ST, and its dual-core mobile chipset, the SC7727S, have been adopted by Samsung Electronics in a series of tablets and smartphones.

Seagate sees gross margins at around 29% in 1Q15

Apr 23, 14:01

Seagate has announced revenues of US$3.3 billion for the first quarter of 2015 (or the third quarter of fiscal 2015) with gross margins at 28.7%, net profits reaching US$291 million and EPS at US$0.88. For non-GAAP results, Seagate had gross margins of 28.9%, net profits of US$357 million and EPS of...

Apple expected to adjust orders to upstream partners to maintain profits and reduce risks

Apr 20, 15:57

Apple is expected to adjust orders to its upstream partners for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch components in the third quarter to minimize the risk of putting all its eggs in one basket as well as maintain gross margins, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

CMC Magnetics downsizes capital by 17.18%

Stockwatch - Apr 20, 12:19

Blank optical disc maker CMC Magnetics will reduce paid-in capital by 17.18% from NT$25.816 billion (US$830 million) to NT$21.381 billion to cover cumulative net loss and to improve financial health, according to the company.

Largan Precision nets NT$32.86 per share for 1Q15

Apr 17, 11:54

Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision recorded net EPS of NT$32.86 (US$1.04) for the first quarter of 2015, according to the company at an April 16 investors conference.

Intel pushes into mini desktop market in 2015

Apr 16, 10:09

Despite weak global PC sales, inexpensive mini desktops are still seeing strong demand from consumers, prompting Intel to strengthen its mini desktop platform R&D and related marketing, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. In addition, Intel is also aggressively promoting its Compute...

Dual-lens modules become mainstream smartphone camera solution, says Altek chairman

Apr 15, 14:37

Taiwan-based vendor HTC in 2014 took the initiative to adopt a dual-lens camera solution for its flagship smartphone M8, prompting other vendors to followed suit. Dual-lens modules are becoming a mainstream solution for smartphone cameras starting 2015, according to Alex Hsia, chairman for Taiwan-based...

Dell, Asustek to launch products supporting USB Type-C, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 14, 15:49

After Apple's adoption of the USB Type-C port on its 12-inch MacBook, Dell also recently announced to use the technology for its 11-inch tablet and Asustek Computer is planning to launch gaming notebooks with USB Type-C support in the second half at the earliest, according to a Chinese-language Apply...

Taiwan supply chain makers hope for increased adoption of force touch solutions

Apr 13, 16:09

With Apple's adoption of force touch technology onto the trackpad of its new MacBook, related component makers hope the trend will prompt other notebook vendors to adopt the solutions for their products, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

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