Notebook cooling module makers eye business opportunities from electric vehicles
Jul 25, 15:13
Notebook cooling module makers including Taiwan-based Chaun-Choung Technology and Japan-based Furukawa Electric, in view of the large potential demand for heat dissipation solutions from electric vehicles (EV) and EV power charging stations, have talked with EV makers in an attempt to compete for orders,...
Intel to launch Core M for use in notebook/tablet 2-in-1 models in 4Q14
Jul 25, 14:00
Intel will launch 14nm-based Core M series processors specifically for use in fanless notebook/tablet 2-in-1 models in the fourth quarter of 2014, with many models to be exhibited at the Intel Developer Forum to take place in San Francisco September 9-11, 2014, according to supply chain makers.
Apple to become largest client for TSMC, say sources
Jul 23, 22:50
Apple is expected to become the largest client for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as the Taiwan-based foundry house has begun to ramp up production of A8 processors and is likely to continue to fabricate the vendor's A9 CPUs in 2015, according to industry sources.
Advantech partners with Hiwin for robot business
Jul 22, 14:27
Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Advantech has announced it will establish a strategic alliance with Taiwan-based automated product maker Hiwin Technologies, looking to gather Taiwan-based IT players to enter the robot industry.
NMT process gaining popularity in smartphone industry
Jul 21, 21:43
With Samsung Electronics starting to adopt the nano molding technology (NMT) for its smartphone chassis in 2014, while other Japan- and China-based vendors are also onboard, chassis makers including Catcher Technology, Chenming Mold and Coxon, which are able to produce related products, are expected...
China unlikely to get out of US-supply issues in short term
Jul 21, 16:23
Because of IT security conflicts between China and the US, the China government has been trying to abandon the use of US-made IT products such as servers and storage from players such as IBM, Oracle and EMC; however, sources from the upstream supply chain believe the target may be hard to achieve in...
ASRock lands IPC orders from Turkey
Jul 21, 14:20
ASRock reportedly has landed procurement orders for industrial PCs (IPCs) from the government in Turkey with volumes around 300,000-400,000 units, according to market watchers, adding that ASRock's IPC and server product lines are expected to contribute 20% of its revenues in 2015.
Largan reports strong profits for 1H14
Jul 18, 10:47
Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported net profit of NT$6.722 billion (US$223 million) in first-half 2014, 5.01 times its paid-in capital of NT$1.341 billion.
Motherboard players see profits decline in 2Q14
Jul 17, 12:07
Most Taiwan-based motherboard players saw their second-quarter 2014 profits drift downwards due to price-cutting competition led by Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology, according to sources from motherboard players.
Intel reports 2Q14 revenues of US$13.8 billion
Jul 16, 22:09
Intel has reported second-quarter 2014 revenues of US$13.8 billion, operating income of US$3.8 billion, net income of US$2.8 billion and EPS of US$0.55. The company generated approximately US$5.5 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of US$1.1 billion, and used US$2.1 billion to repurchase...
TCA inks ICT cooperation in Myanmar
Jul 16, 15:09
The Taipei Computer Association (TCA), in a bid to promote ICT cooperation between Taiwan- and Myanmar-based enterprises, on July 15 set up an office and signed a cooperation MoU with the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and second-stage APEC Digital Opportunity Center...
Foxconn aggressive on own-brand IT accessory products
Jul 15, 11:49
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is taking an aggressive approach to marketing its own-brand IT accessories such as transmission/power charging cables, earphones, power banks, wireless charging products and speakers for TV recently and is looking to expand its presence in Taiwan's and...
Foxconn June revenues increase
Jul 11, 18:20
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$316.99 billion (US$10.56 billion) for June, growing 18.3% on month and 4.06% on year. Its consolidated revenues of NT$879.401 billion for the second quarter inched down 0.41% on quarter and NT$1.76 trillion...
Casetek June revenues up on month, down on year
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 18:01
PC chassis maker Casetek Holdings on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.420 billion (US$80.6 million) for June, increasing 3.68% on month but decreasing 3.96% on year, and NT$14.476 billion for January-June, dipping 14.85% on year.
Intel to unveil 14nm processors and 10nm wafers at IDF San Francisco
Jul 11, 11:53
Despite delaying its 14nm processor mass production to the fourth quarter of 2014, Intel is still set to showcase its 14nm processors at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco in September as originally scheduled, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Intel will also unveil its...
Delta Electronics June revenues up on year
Jul 10, 10:15
Power management solution provider Delta Electronics has 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.52 billion (US$517 million) for June, decreasing 2.27% sequentially but increasing 9.51% on year.
Lite-On Technology sees increased June revenues
Jul 9, 14:30
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.242 billion (US$674 million) for June, increasing 2.79% sequentially and 17.64% on year. Second-quarter consolidated revenues totaled NT$58.85 billion, growing 14.51% sequentially, while the January-June period saw NT$110.241...
Foxlink sees decreased June revenues
Jul 9, 13:48
Connector maker Foxlink (Cheng Uei Precision Industry) saw its consolidated revenues of NT$5.32 billion (US$177 million) for June 2014 drop 8.97% on month and 12.78% on year, NT$17.47 billion for the second quarter dipped 26.78% on quarter, and NT$41.34 billion for January-June declined 12.4% on yea...
Syncmold Enterprise 2Q14 revenues hit record
Jul 9, 13:45
Hinge/stand maker Syncmold Enterprise on July 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$878 million (US$29.3 million) for June 2014, resulting in a record quarterly figure of NT$2.66 billion for the second quarter with an on-year growth of 10.24%.
Pegatron to see over NT$1 trillion in 2014 revenues, say analysts
Jul 9, 12:19
Pegatron is expected to see 2014 consolidated revenues and net profit exceed NT$1 trillion (US$33.3 billion) and NT$10 billion respectively, mainly due to shipments of new-generation iPhones and iPads beginning in the third quarter, according to market analysts.
Notebook component makers have no role to play in smart wearable devices
Jul 9, 12:11
While notebook makers Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have stepped into production of wearable devices, there is no role for battery pack, heat-dissipation module and hinge makers to play because smart watches and bracelets do not contain such components, according to supply...
Primax Electronics has 35-40% of revenues coming from CCMs
Jul 8, 14:06
PC peripheral and CCM (compact camera module) maker Primax Electronics has had 35-40% of consolidated revenues coming from CCMs mainly due to shipments of models used in smartphones launched by China-based Xiaomi Technology and Huawei Device as well as Amazon, according to the company.
Asustek June revenues down sequentially
Jul 8, 11:51
Asustek Computer on July 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.91 billion (US$1.13 billion) for June, decreasing on month by 7.97% but increasing on year by 0.37%, while its sales of 105.19 billion for the second quarter represented a five-quarter low with a sequential drop of 4.66%, and its sales...
Largan June revenues hit record for 3rd time straight
Jul 7, 23:28
Taiwan-based handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision on July 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.411 billion (US$113.6 million) for June, hitting a monthly record for the third consecutive time with growth of 0.54% on month and of 73.02% on year.
Should Apple watchers be taking note of a UK IPO?
Jul 7, 23:08
On July 3, England-based Intelligent Energy offered up 16.2 million shares, or 8.76% of the company's capital, to raise approximately US$92 million and put the overall value of the company at more than US$1 billion, making it one of the UK's biggest green energy debut's ever. The IPO is interesting...
Supply chain turning optimistic about PC market in 2H14
Jul 2, 21:42
The PC industry has recently started regaining momentum with Intel, AMD as well as Taiwan-based upstream component suppliers aggressively preparing for potential demand in the second half of 2014, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Most Taiwan makers unlikely to enter Android One supply chain
Jul 1, 15:41
While Google is ambitious to boost sales of its planned Android One-based smartphones to emerging markets, most Taiwan-based handset component makers are unlikely to obtain orders for Android One smartphones because they are less price-competitive compared to China-based rivals, according to industry...
Digitimes Research: Japan seeing increased exports to ASEAN
Jul 1, 11:58
Trading activities between Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are growing rapidly with the two sides' import and export values both exceeding US$100 billion each year for the past five years. In 2013, the combined amount of import and export values between the two reached...
Foxconn to invest in Korea-based SK Group
Jun 30, 22:03
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced it will invest KRW380.98 billion (US$376.49 million) in SK C&C, an affiliate of Korea-based SK Group, to acquire 2.45 million shares or a 4.9% stake in the company.
Transcend unveils 1TB portable SSD
Newswatch - Jun 27, 15:56
Transcend Information has introduced its latest USB 3.0 portable solid state drive, the ESD400, which features storage capacities up to 1TB, transfer speeds up to 410MB/s read and 380MB/s write.
Digitimes Research: Fierce price competition revives GG touch panel demand
Jun 26, 16:17
Generally, the touchscreen technology used in a tablet is related to the device's specifications: high-end models usually adopt cutting-edge technologies, first-tier brand vendors' mid-range/entry-level models mostly adopt GFF-based touch panels, and white-box products normally use lower-end technologies...
Foxconn sees profit growth in 2013; expects better performance in 2014
Jun 26, 14:16
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.95 trillion (US$131.82 billion) for 2013, a new historic high, with EPS growing to NT$8.16, up from the NT$8.03 of 2012. Company chairman Terry Guo expects the company's profits to grow on year in 2014.
Glory Science to set up lens module factory in central Taiwan
Stockwatch - Jun 26, 11:40
Taiwan-based lens module maker Glory Science on June 25 announced the acquisition of an existing factory in the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) for establishing production lines for 8-megapixel and above lens modules.
Casetek expects surging performance in 2H14
Jun 25, 14:53
Chassis maker Casetek Holdings expects its revenue performance in the second half of 2014 to be far better than in the first as clients will start releasing new products, according to company chairman TH Tung.
ECS sees dramatic profit growth in 2013
Jun 24, 11:38
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$63.44 billion (US$2.12 billion) for 2013, down 5% on year, but its net profits grew 910% on year to reach NT$3.62 billion, with an EPS of NT$3.44, up significantly from NT$0.3 in 2012. ECS will distribute dividends of NT$3...
Acbel expects revenue growths in 2Q14 and 3Q14
Jun 23, 15:11
Taiwan-based power supply maker Acbel Polytech expects its revenues to see sequential growths in both the second and third quarters thanks to orders for large routers from clients in the US and sales growths in both consumer and industrial power businesses.