Foxconn to establish e-commerce logistic system to speed up deliveries
Dec 16, 13:57
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is hiring talent to develop a logistic system for its e-commerce business to help speed up product deliveries and is looking to build the system via its existing logistic system for IT product shipments, according to sources from the upstream supply...
Delta Electronics acquires 100% stake in Norway-based Eltek ASA
Dec 15, 21:32
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics on December 15 announced the acquisition of a 100% stake in Eltek ASA, a Norway-based company engaged in design, production and marketing of power supplies, at NOK3.868 billion (US$525 million) through its wholly owned subsidiary...
Casetek November revenues rise
Dec 15, 15:52
Metal-alloy chassis maker Casetek Holdings has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.93 billion (US$128 million) for November, increasing on month by 1.99% and on year by 4.21%.
Ju Teng receives CNC machine sets believed to be from Microsoft
Dec 15, 15:14
Chassis maker Ju Teng has announced to acquire 500 CNC machine sets from a client and the plan will increase Ju Teng's overall number of CNC machine sets to 4,000. Market watchers believe the client is Microsoft and Ju Teng is expected to become the sole chassis supplier for Microsoft Surface tablet...
VIA dismisses report about backdoor program
Stockwatch - Dec 15, 14:19
Taiwan-based chip designer VIA Technologies has dismissed a recent report in Taiwan alleging it put a backdoor program into its security-purpose VT3421/TF376 chip. VIA said that it is condering taking legal actions over the reports, according to company's posting on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Catcher, Simplo see good November results thanks to iPhone orders
Dec 12, 16:01
Taiwan-based chassis maker Catcher Technology and battery maker Simplo Technology both announced revenue growths for November. Catcher's revenues grew 2.6% on month and 19.3% on year to reach NT$5.55 billion (US$177.38 million), while Simple enjoyed an on-month growth of 9.43% and achieved revenues...
G-Tech to expand 3D-forming glass capacity
Dec 12, 10:54
G-Tech Optoelectronics (GTOC), a Taiwan-based provider of physical/chemical processing of glass substrates, will begin production of 3D-forming glass for use in automobiles and smartphone screens in the first quarter of 2015, with the monthly capacity to increase from 200,000 sheets initially to 600,000...
Gigabyte sees growth in November revenues
Stockwatch - Dec 11, 22:12
Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.82 billion (US$154.54 million) for November 2014, representing a 6.03% increase on month and 5.81% increase on year.
MSI revenues up in November
Stockwatch - Dec 11, 15:48
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.5 billion (US$240.47 million) for November 2014, representing a 1.14% increase on month and 7.03% increase on year.
Delta November revenues rise
Stockwatch - Dec 11, 15:10
Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.797 billion (US$541.84 million) for November 2014, representing a 1.83% increase on month and 3.6% increase on year.
AMD expanding into China Internet cafe market
Dec 11, 14:56
AMD hosted i-Cafe Conference in China on December 10, forming partnerships with hardware companies such as Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Sapphire, as well as China's Internet cafe players to expand into China's Internet cafe ma...
Intel, AMD pushing new tablet lineups despite weakening demand
Dec 11, 14:51
Although demand for tablets has weakened with shipments expected to see an around 10% growth in 2014 and a flat performance in 2015, Intel and AMD are still aggressively preparing their new tablet products for 2015, looking to take as much share as possible of a market estimated at about the 200 million...
Primax November revenues flat on month
Dec 10, 15:25
PC peripheral and CCM (compact camera module) maker Primax Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.42 billion (US$144 million) for November, growing on month by 0.03% and on year by 14.6%. Its consolidated sales for January-November totaled NT$47.65 billion, rising on year by 23.61%.
Asustek, Gigabyte to account for 80% of China motherboard market in 2015
Dec 9, 11:53
Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology are seeing their combined share in China's motherboard market surpassing 75% in 2014 and the percentage is expected to rise further to 80% in 2015, edging out several of its competitors, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Chicony sees revenue growth in November
Stockwatch - Dec 8, 21:35
Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.12 billion (US$260.31 million) for November 2014, representing a 5.76% increase on month and 9.55% increase on year.
Lite-On Technology sees slightly increased November revenues
Dec 8, 21:34
EMS provider Lite-On Technology on December 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$19.987 billion (US$650 million) for November, growing on month by 1.52% and on year by 1.97%; and sales of NT$210.219 billion for January-November, rising on year by 9.13%.
ECS revenues up on month in November
Stockwatch - Dec 8, 16:04
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.93 billion (US$158.06 million) for November 2014, representing a 57.52% increase on month and 15.43% drop on year.
Largan Precision November revenues hit record
Dec 8, 11:34
Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision has posted consolidated revenues of NT%5.62 billion (US$183 million) for November, hitting monthly record for the eighth consecutive time with growth of 3.04% on month and 76.63% on year.
Worldwide Ethernet switch market reaches US$5.99 billion in 3Q14, says IDC
Dec 4, 15:14
The worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) reached a record US$5.99 billion in the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 4.4% on year and 4.9% on quarter. Meanwhile, the worldwide total router market declined 2.7% on year despite growing 3.3% sequentially, according to IDC.
Foxconn earns US$12.4 million from selling GoPro stock
Dec 3, 22:04
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced that its subsidiary Foxteq Holdings sold 211,354 shares of GoPro stock at US$75 per share and earned US$15.85 million from the trade, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Chicony sells stock in Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
Stockwatch - Dec 1, 22:01
Chicony Technologies has announced that its subsidiary Chicony Overseas sold 1.32 million shares of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals stock at US$8.28 and acquired US$10.93 million from the transaction, according to a company post on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Wage rates in eastern China rise in November
Nov 28, 12:36
The local government in Jiangsu Province, eastern China, increased wage rates on November 1, much later than other cities, to avoid imposing a heavy burden on electronics factories during the third quarter of 2014 when there was a serious shortage of labor. The minimum monthly wage increased CNY150...
Sinbon Electronics capitalizes on IoT
Nov 27, 21:56
Electronic connector and cable harness maker Sinbon Electronics has extended its products to new areas following the fast growing demand for IoT (the Internet of Things) applications, chairman Wang Shao-xin said at a November 27 investors conference.
Most motherboard players to focus on gross margins in 2015
Nov 27, 15:22
Asustek Computer has been aggressively cutting motherboard prices to defend its leading position in the market recently and is likely to use the same strategy for 2015. In response most competing motherboard players have turned to focus on maintaining their gross margins for 2015, according to industry...
FineTek to see revenues grow 10-15% in 2014
Nov 26, 14:48
Instrumentation solution provider FineTek is expected to see 2014 revenues increase 10-15% on year thanks to fast growing demand for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, according to market watchers.
TSMC to grab 40-50% of A9 chip orders
Nov 26, 13:56
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to secure a combined 40-50% of Apple's A9 processor orders for next-generation iPad and iPhone devices, according to industry sources.
Biostar says Samsung-Nvidia lawsuit not affecting operation
Stockwatch - Nov 25, 16:08
Commenting on Samsung Electronics' complaints to the US International Trade Commission (ITC) against Nvidia and its clients over the Nvidia Shield tablet's alleged violation of eight of Samsung's patents, Biostar Microtech International has claimed that it does not play any role in Shield's manufacturing...
China, Taiwan makers eyeing 3D printer market
Nov 25, 11:11
China-based Xery 3D Printing Science & Technology (Anhui), which was founded in 2013, has an annual production capacity of 50,000 FDM (fused deposition modeling) home-use 3D printers, 20,000 FDM business-use units, 5,000 SLS (selective laser sintering) industrial units and 500,000 tons of 3D printing...
ASMedia announces partnership with AMD
Stockwatch - Nov 24, 22:20
Taiwan-based ASMedia has announced is has signed contracts with AMD for a partnership, but no details were disclosed about the relationship except that the projects are related to next-generation chipset technology, according to a company post on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Intel decides to keep tablet subsidies, say sources
Nov 24, 15:08
Intel has reportedly decided to continue subsidizing its mobile device processor platform after a series of evaluations recently and will even expand the product coverage from 10-inch and below devices to 12-inch and below ones, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Foxconn to build airborne logistic hub in Zhengzhou
Nov 21, 15:37
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will sign agreements with Administration Commission of Zhengzhou Airport Economic Comprehensive Experimental Area in China by the end of 2014 to establish an airborne logistic hub 2km east of the airport.
VIA stock demoted in TSE; expects strong performance in 4Q14
Nov 21, 15:11
VIA Technologies has recently been demoted to become a full-cash delivery stock by the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) because its stock's net asset value dropped below NT$5 (US$0.16) in the third quarter. Commenting on the incident, special assistant to the president, Timothy Chen pointed out that the...
Commentary: Xiaomi facing challenge to sustain growth
Nov 21, 12:41
China-based Xiaomi Technology, a smartphone startup of a little over four years, has risen as a technology company with a full range of product lines that has expanded vertically to include tablets, smart TVs, smart routers, smart wearable devices and even parts and components.
Motherboard shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2014
Nov 20, 17:18
Taiwan's motherboard industry remains dominated by four main players – Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI), Gigabyte Technology and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) – who hold the majority share of own-brand and channel market shipments.
Samsung Electro-Mechanics looking to form deeper connection with China market
Nov 19, 21:40
Samsung Electro-Mechanics, a component affiliate of the Samsung Group, is looking to have deeper communication and interaction with the China market as demand from the country is growing rapidly, according to an executive of the company's branch in Shenzhen, China, at the China Hi Tech Fair Elexcon...
Hiwin to set up factory in eastern China
Nov 18, 15:33
Hiwin Technologies, which makes components of precision mechanical transmission systems, will expand its production capacity by setting up a factory in Suzhou, eastern China, with construction to begin in June 2015, according to company chairman Eric Chou.