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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.

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.

Keypad makers shifting production for non-handset applications

Nov 18, 14:11

Taiwan-based handset keypad makers Ichia Technologies and Silitech Technology are shifting the focus of their production to non-keypad products or products not for handset applications, affected by the rise of smartphones, according to industry sources.

Asustek said to be adopting Qualcomm solution for new ZenFone; looking for price cut from Intel

Nov 17, 22:37

In addition to CPUs from Intel, Asustek Computer is said to be planning to develop second-generation ZenFone smartphones using Qualcomm's solutions for 2015, according to sources from smartphone component makers, which added that Asustek is possibility looking to push Intel to cut prices on its third-generation...

Chicony nets NT$1.53 per share for 3Q14

Nov 17, 21:48

PC peripheral maker Chicony Electronics recorded consolidated revenues of NT$19.997 billion (US$660 million), gross margin of 16.39%, net operating profit of NT$1.247 billion, net profit of NT$1.201 billion and net earnings per share (EPS) of NT$1.53, according to the company.

Altek sees increased 3Q14 gross margin

Nov 17, 10:55

Digital camera ODM Altek saw gross margin of 10.71% for the third quarter of 2014 increase on quarter by 0.32pp and on year by 5.11pp mainly due to an adjustment in product mix, the company said at a November 14 investors conference.

Foxconn posts 3Q14 net EPS of NT$2.30

Stockwatch - Nov 14, 14:05

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on November 13 released its financial report for the third quarter of 2014, recording consolidated revenues of NT$950.49 billion (US$31.37 billion), gross margin of 7.1%, net operating profit of NT$31.37 billion, net profit of NT$34.62 billion and net...

Simplo expects strong 2015

Nov 14, 11:07

Seeing a better-than-expected third quarter, Simplo Technology expects its EPS to reach around NT$11 (US$0.36) in 2014, while sales in 2015 will perform stronger than in 2014 and the company will continue to achieve EPS at around NT$10.

China-Korea FTA to impact Taiwan IT industry

Nov 13, 18:32

China and South Korea recently signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Acer founder Stan Shih said the agreement will put Taiwan at a disadvantage in IT competition.

Primax 3Q14 net profit hits record

Nov 13, 10:57

PC peripheral and CCM (compact camera module) maker Primax Electronics generated the company's record quarterly net profit of NT$497 million (US$16.4 million) for third-quarter 2014, it disclosed a November 12 investors conference.

AcBel Polytech to begin shipments of power supplies used in medical equipment

Nov 12, 14:50

Power supply maker AcBel Polytech has obtained certification for power supplies for use in medical equipment and will start shipments later in the fourth quarter of 2014, the company said at a November 11 investors conference.

Digitimes Research: Tablet-use AP shipments in China grow slower than expected in 3Q14

Nov 11, 22:35

Shipments of application processors for tablets in the China market grew at a lower-than-expected 5.9% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as sales of white-box tablets were affected by the roll-outs of low-priced models by brand vendors, according to Digitimes Research.

Lite-On Technology unable to reach target net operating margin of 4.7% for 2014

Nov 11, 20:15

EMS provider Lite-On Technology recorded net operating margin of 3.32% for the third quarter of 2014 and does not expect to attain the target of 4.7% for 2014, company CEO Warren Chen said at a November 11 investors conference.

Foxconn sees over 10% sequential revenue growth in October

Nov 11, 16:16

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$469 billion (US$15.35 billion) for October, up 12.89% on month and 22.58% on year, mainly thanks to its strong consumer electronics shipments, while its PC and communication products also achieved steady on-month...

MSI reports almost 10% sequential drop in October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 11, 16:00

MSI has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.414 billion (US$247.13 million) for October 2014, representing a 9.57% drop on month and 11.46% increase on year.

Lite-On Technology October revenues down on month, up on year

Nov 10, 21:34

EMS provider Lite-On Technology on November 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$19.688 billion (US$649 million) for October, falling on month by 3.08% but rising on year by 1.23%, and sales of NT$ 190.232 billion for January-October, growing on year by 9.94%.

Simplo, Dynapack reportedly to supply batteries for Microsoft products

Nov 10, 21:32

Taiwan-based battery maker Simplo Technology and Dynapack reportedly have successfully entered Microsoft's supply chain with Simplo having landed most of the battery orders for the Surface Pro 3 and the software giant's wearable devices, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Delta reports consolidated revenues of NT$16.495 billion for October

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 21:29

Delta has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.495 billion (US$540 million) for October 2014, representing a 5.48% drop on month and 1.91% increase on year.

ECS October revenues fall

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:17

ECS has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.129 billion (US$104.3 million) for October 2014, representing a 18.07% drop on month and 41.51% drop on year.

Gigabyte October revenues decline 11% on month

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:14

Gigabyte has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.549 billion (US$151.63 million) for October 2014, representing a 11.09% drop on month and 1.98% increase on year.

Casetek sets capex budget of US$505 million

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 11:13

Metal-alloy casing maker Casetek Holdings has decided to set aside a capex budget of US$505 million to expand production capacity in 2015. The company's capex budget for 2014 was NT$3 billion (US$98.9 million) for 2014.

Primax expects smartphone CCM shipments to rise in 4Q14

Nov 10, 11:08

Primax Electronics expects shipments of smartphone-use CCMs (compact camera modules) in the fourth quarter to grow sequentially mainly due to increased demand from China-based smartphone vendors launching models in the peak sales period before the 2015 Lunar New Year, according to the company.

Waltop lands orders for capacitive pen-input modules from HP, Dell

Nov 7, 15:34

Waltop International, in which Intel Capital holds a 15% stake, has obtained orders for active capacitive pen-input modules from Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell and is talking about orders with other PC vendors, according to the company.

Catcher 3Q14 revenues, net operating profit hit records

Nov 6, 21:16

Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology had consolidated revenues of NT$14.529 billion (US$480 million) and net operating profit of NT$5.457 billion for the third quarter of 2014 hitting respective quarterly records, the company indicated at a November 6 investors conference.

Intel Core M platform to account for below 10% of notebook shipments in 2015, say sources

Nov 6, 15:20

Intel's new low-power-consumption Core M-series platform, featuring a fanless design, is expected to account for only 5-10% of most notebook vendors' shipments in 2015, and cooling fan makers are expected to see limited impact from the CPU platform in 2014-2015, according to sources from the upstream...

Epson in push for business-use inkjet printers: Q&A with company executive

Nov 6, 12:30

Laser printers have been dominating the business-use segment. But Seiko Epson has launched a bid to make inkjet models the mainstream.

Epson COO Koichi Kubota

Taiwan market: Garmin begins marketing tire pressure detectors

Nov 5, 22:23

Garmin has started marketing tire pressure detectors packaged with its PND devices, in the Taiwan market as the government has ruled that new small-size sedans rolled out from November 2014 have to include tire pressure detectors.

Notebook hinge maker SZS announces 3Q14 results

Stockwatch - Nov 5, 22:20

Taiwan-based notebook hinge maker Shin Zu Shing (SZS) has announced results for the third quarter of 2014 with consolidated revenues reaching NT$2.06 billion (US$67.52 million), net profits NT$278.18 million and EPS NT$1.56.

Largan Precision October revenues hit record

Nov 5, 19:10

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision on November 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.454 billion (US$180 million) for October, hitting a monthly record for the seventh consecutive time with growth of 17.95% on month and 86.55% on year.

Battery material supplier Aleees reports strong on-year revenue gains for October

Nov 5, 15:34

Taiwan-based electric bus (e-bus) and lithium ferrous phosphate cathode material maker Aleees has reported revenues of NT$89 million (US$2.92 million) for October 2014, down 5% sequentially but up 245.6% from a year earlier.

Processing, sensing and communications semiconductor device portion of IoT set for rapid growth, says Gartner

Nov 4, 14:43

The processing, sensing and communications semiconductor device portion of the Internet of Things (IoT) will be a rapidly growing segment of the total semiconductor market, growing 36.2% in 2015, compared with the overall semiconductor market growth of 5.7%, according to Gartner. Processing will be...

Foxconn to set up production base, exhibition center in Northern China, says paper

Nov 4, 00:35

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo has signed on for an investment to set up a production base for handsets and connectors and a center for exhibiting robotics, automation equipment, molds for international e-trade as well as a logistics operation in Shandong Province,...

Digitimes Research: Skylake processor delay to weaken Windows 10 notebook demand

Oct 31, 15:55

Intel's Skylake-based processors, originally expected to launch in early third-quarter 2015 to support the release of Windows 10-based notebooks, may not become available until the end of the third quarter or early fourth-quarter 2015. The delay is expected to hurt demand for Windows 10 notebooks.

Young Optics expects slight sequential growth in 3Q14 shipments

Oct 30, 16:00

Optical component and module maker Young Optics expects shipments in the fourth quarter of 2014 to slightly increase on quarter, according to the company.

Asia Tech Image poised to start production in Myanmar

Stockwatch - Oct 30, 11:56

Contact image sensor (CIS) module maker Asia Tech Image is installing equipment at a newly constructed factory in Myanmar and expects to start production with an initial annual capacity of three million CIS modules in early 2015, company president Iris Wu disclosed at an October 29 investors confere...

Delta Electronics 3Q14 net profit hits record

Oct 30, 11:27

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has posted net profit of NT$5.837 billion (US$193 million) for the third quarter of 2014, hitting a quarterly record.

Quanta said to be main supplier of Google Project Ara

Oct 30, 11:04

Project Ara, Google's development plan for modular smartphones, is expected to become available on the market in 2015 with Quanta Computer reportedly being the main hardware supplier. Orders are expected to boost the Taiwan-based ODM's non-notebook revenues, according to sources from the upstream supply...

Elitegroup Computer Systems nets NT$1.67 per share for January-September

Oct 29, 15:58

Motherboard, desktop, notebook and tablet maker Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) on October 28 released its financial report for the third quarter of 2014, with consolidated revenues of NT$41.78 billion (US$1.39 billion), net operating profit of NT$1.26 billion, net profit of NT$1.17 billion and net...

AMD CEO to visit Lenovo, Asustek, TSMC and Acer

Oct 28, 12:27

AMD CEO Lisa Su is planning to visit Lenovo in China and Asustek Computer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Acer in Taiwan in the near future to tighten its relationships and explain its latest product roadmap, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

AMD CEO Lisa Su

Competition from China PC supply chain to remain strong in 2015

Oct 27, 16:10

Although demand for PCs has started recovering recently and shipments in 2015 are expected to remain at the same level as in 2014, Taiwan's supply chain is still facing fierce competition from China-based component makers, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Intel updates server processor plan; to release Haswell-EX/EP4S in 2Q15

Oct 27, 15:34

Intel's next-generation server processors for 2015 including new Haswell-EX (Xeon E7 v3 series) and -EP4S (Xeon E5-4600 v3 series), are scheduled to be released in the second quarter of 2015, giving clients more time to transition to the new platform, according to industry sources.

Intel updates server processor plan

Delta Electronics donates real-time toxic chemical detecting equipment to EPA

Oct 24, 16:31

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has donated a set of equipment for the on-site real-time detection of toxic chemicals from chemical disasters to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), according to EPA.

Taiwan makers in China less interested in additional investment, says TEEMA

Oct 24, 15:53

Manufacturers set up by Taiwan's citizens in China have become less interested and less willing to make additional investments in China and are instead considering relocating factories to India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Taiwan mainly because of rising costs, according to a survey of investments...

Intel Global Summit 2014 to focus on IoT, smart wearable devices, say Taiwan makers

Oct 24, 11:20

The Intel Global Summit 2014, which takes place November 3-5, is likely to focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart wearable devices, according to industry sources.

Motherboard players and Intel to face challenges over CPU product line management in 2Q15

Oct 22, 15:25

Intel will have a total of four CPU product lines for the desktop market in the second quarter of 2015: the new 14nm Broadwell series and Skylake-S series which are both set to launch in the quarter; the existing 22nm Haswell Refresh series and the overclockable Haswell-E series, according to sources...

Taiwan Li-ion battery makers look to data center applications

Oct 21, 22:31

Taiwan-based Li-ion battery module makers, in view of weak global demand for notebooks and slow growth in tablet sales, are looking to new business opportunities from data center UPS systems, according to the makers.

Intel may stop providing subsidies for mobile solutions; switch to providing support through different methods

Oct 21, 16:06

With better-than-expected performance in the third quarter of 2014, some market watchers have speculated that Intel will stop providing subsidies for its mobile device solutions to eliminate losses from the business; however, sources from PC players believe Intel is likely to continue offering subsidies...

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