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TEEMA to assist member companies to expand market in ASEAN, says chairman

Jan 18, 16:09

The Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA) will actively cooperate with the government initiated "Go South Policy" and will assist its member companies to promote sales in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries, according to TEEMA chairman Gou...

China market: Asustek adjusts marketing staff for own-brand products

Jan 18, 16:01

In a bid to enhance competition in the China market, Asustek Computer has recently replaced its sales managers in China for own-brand motherboards, graphics cards as well as LCD monitors and networking/communication devices, according to industry sources.

Samsung, LG adopt thermal pipes for smartphones to be launched in 2017

Jan 18, 15:33

Samsung Electronics has adopted thermal-pipe heat dissipation solutions for its Galaxy S8 which will launch in March 2017, with thermal pipes to be produced by Taiwan-based Auras Technology and Chaun Choung Technology (CCI). Meanwhile, LG Electronics will use heat-pipes supplied by Japan-based Furukawa...

Chassis maker Nishoku to see revenues grow 5-10% in 2017

Newswatch - Jan 18, 12:12

Plastic chassis maker Nishoku Technology is expected to see its revenues grow 5-10% on year in 2017 with an EPS of over NT$7.50, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Taiwan market: Largan Medical aims to double sales in 2017

Jan 18, 12:01

Largan Medical's own-brand contact lenses are now available at 1,398 retail stores around Taiwan and it aims to expand the network to 2,000 stores in 2017 and double its sales volume compared to 2016, according to Lin En-ping, CEO of Largan Precision, the parent company.

Intel unveils Responsive Retail Platform and plans for US$100 million investment at NRF 2017

Jan 17, 16:27

At NRF 2017, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich delivered a keynote to retailers, highlighting the important role of data and smart and connected solutions in transforming the retail industry, and the continuation of the company's commitment to expanding the boundaries of technology.

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Foxconn ties up with Robo 3D to produce 3D printers, says report

Newswatch - Jan 17, 15:02

Foxconn Electronics has signed a cooperation agreement with Robo 3D, under which Foxconn will produce the Robo R2 3D printers for Robo 3D, according to a Chinese-language TechNews report.

ASRock reportedly to take over Pegatron system integrator orders

Jan 17, 13:58

Pegatron Technology has been re-organizing its business groups since the second half of 2016 and has recently decided to gradually shift the group that handles small-to-medium-size motherboard and graphics card design, manufacturing and services for its system integrator clients to its subsidiary ASRock...

Smartphone vendors likely to brace for component shortages in 2017

Jan 16, 11:38

The risk for the global handset industry to brace for a shortage in supplies of some key components, including displays, memory products and optical sensing devices, in 2017 is rising due to strong demand from China-based smartphone vendors, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chains.

DFI expects casino, financial, automation products to drive growth in 2017 revenue

Jan 16, 11:33

Motherboard and computing device maker DFI expects products used in casino machines, financial services and industrial automation to be the main sources of growth in 2017 revenues, the company said at a January 13 investors conference.

Asia Optical offers laser scanning modules for vacuum cleaning robots

Jan 16, 11:01

Asia Optical, in view of fast growing demand for smart home-use devices, has developed laser scanning modules for use in vacuum cleaning robots, according to company chairman Robert Lai.

AcBel Polytech develops new products

Jan 13, 15:25

Power supply maker AcBel Polytech has developed several new products, including smart meters, industrial power supplies, and LED lamps, to drive business growth in 2017, according to the company.

Xiaomi aims to generate revenues of CNY100 billion in 2017, says CEO

Jan 13, 12:20

Xiaomi Technology aims to garner revenues of CNY100 billion (US$14.5 billion) in 2017 by focusing on five core segments: developing innovative technologies, enhancing retail networks, deepening globalization, stepping into artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet-based finance businesses, according...

Largan Precision earns nearly 17 times paid-in capital in 2016

Jan 13, 10:42

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision generated net profit of NT$22.722 billion (US$713 million) for 2016, 16.94 times its paid-in capital of NT$1.341 billion and translating into net EPS of NT$169.4, the company announced at a January 12 investors conference.

Kinpo to expand capacity and staff for printer and vacuum cleaner orders, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 12, 15:31

Taiwan-based IT manufacturer New Kinpo Group is planning to expand its capacity at plants in Indiana, the US, and company CEO Simon Shen will visit the construction site after the Lunar New Year. The company's workforce is also expected to expand from 400 currently to 1,000-1,500, according to a Chinese-language...

Lite-On Technology expects higher growth in profitability in 2017

Jan 12, 15:25

EMS provider Lite-On Technology expects below 10% growth in 2017 consolidated revenue and higher growth in the corresponding net profit, according to the company.

Delta Electronics sees December revenues increase

Jan 12, 14:53

Delta Electronics has announced its consolidated revenues for December 2016 totaled NT$19.489 billion (US$614.36 million), representing a 6% increase as compared to NT$18.47 billion for December 2015 and a 1% increase as compared to NT$19.321 billion for November 2016.

MSI pushing new gaming products in 2017, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 12, 11:30

Micro-Star International (MSI) has released a total of 25 new VR-supported gaming motherboards targeting the mid-range to high-end sector and 21 new VR-ready mid-range to high-end gaming notebooks for early 2017, and is looking to expand its presence in the gaming industry by releasing multiple models...

Foxconn Technology reports decreased revenues for December

Stockwatch - Jan 11, 16:04

Foxconn Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.395 billion (US$169.1 million) for December 2016, representing a 35.58% drop on month and 13.59% drop on year.

CES 2017: Gigabyte pushes Aorus gaming product lines

Jan 11, 11:25

Gigabyte Technology unveiled new product lines under its Aorus gaming brand including motherboards and graphics cards at CES 2017 and the new Aorus branded motherboards feature support for liquid cooling, RGD LED and the Smart Fan 5 temperature control function.

Thermal module maker Sunonwealth reports increased revenues for December

Jan 11, 11:07

Notebook-use heat-dissipation module maker Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry has reported revenues of NT$1.118 billion, increasing 3.04% from the previous month and 27.1% from a year earlier.

Gigabyte reports revenues for December 2016

Stockwatch - Jan 10, 15:39

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.731 billion (US$116.84 million) for December 2016, representing a 18.5% drop on month and 3.04% drop on year.

MSI reports revenues for December 2016

Stockwatch - Jan 10, 15:36

Micro-Star International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.419 billion (US$263.65 million) for December 2016, representing a 3.66% drop on month and 9.7% increase on year.

Bizlink to acquire cable assembly business from Germany-based Leoni

Jan 10, 14:40

Connector maker Bizlink has recently announced it will invest EUR50 million (US$52.64 million) to acquire Germany-based Leoni's cable assembly business group. Bizlink expects the transaction to benefit the company's expansion in Europe.

Protective device maker Thinking reports increased revenues for December

Stockwatch - Jan 10, 14:37

Circuit protection device maker Thinking Electronic Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$516.39 million (US$16.152 million) for December, up 1.78% on month and 14.56% on year.

Apple new iPhone to use forging process for stainless steel frame; adding Jabil as supplier

Jan 10, 14:35

Apple's next-generation iPhone is expected to adopt a stainless steel forging process for its new chassis frame instead of traditional CNC machining. Component orders are expected to be shared between Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and US-based Jabil.

Chicony Power reports flat performance for December, but looks to strong sales in 2017

Jan 10, 14:18

Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.486 billion (US$77.7 million) for December, slipping 12.34% on month and 3.11% on year.

Lite-On Technology sees increased December revenues

Jan 9, 21:27

EMS provider Lite-On Technology on January 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.388 billion (US$668 million) for December, increasing 0.24% on month and 12.37% on year.

Asustek sees better-than-expected 4Q16 revenue growth

Jan 9, 21:25

Asustek's fourth-quarter revenues reached NT$117.23 billion (US$3.66 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2016, up 9.1% from a quarter ago and better than the company's original expectation thanks to mass shipments of its ZenFone 3 series smartphones. However, the company's revenues are expected to drop...

Foxlink revenues up on year in December

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 16:21

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.756 billion (US$272.73 million) for December 2016, representing a 4.42% drop on month and 4.92% increase on year.

Chicony Electronics December revenues down on month, up on year

Jan 9, 10:08

PC keyboard and consumer electronics maker Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.181 billion (US$224 million) for December, inching down 0.50% on month but growing 3.06% on year.

Silitech reports decreased sales for December

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 10:04

Chassis and component maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$180.86 million (US$5.642 million) for December 2016, down 0.25% from the previous month and 43.83% from a year earlier.

Primax sees revenues down slightly in December

Newswatch - Jan 6, 15:09

Peripheral and component supplier Primax Electronics has reported revenues of NT$5.89 billion (US$184.42 million) for December 2016, down 2.81% on month but up 3.33% on year.

Intel kicks off CES 2017 with VR, automated driving, 5G news

Jan 6, 11:20

Intel kicked off CES 2017 with announcements concerning automated driving, 5G technologies and virtual reality - or the more advanced merged reality.

Merry Electronics revenues nearly double on year in December

Newswatch - Jan 6, 11:15

Handset-use component maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.999 billion (US$62.5 million) for December 2016, dropping 4.41% on month but increasing 92.54% on year.

Supermicro enters gaming motherboard market

Jan 5, 11:46

US-based server vendor Supermicro has entered the brand gaming motherboard market with its new Supero brand and released a series of products recently. The company has been pushing high-end motherboards initially and will turn to focus on releasing mid-range models and desktops later.

Component maker Sinbon sees revenues hit record high in 2016

Jan 5, 10:39

Taiwan-based IT component maker Sinbon Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.019 billion (US$31.61 million) for December 2106, down 3.4% sequentially but up 8.98% on year.

Branded motherboard shipments to drop 10% in 2017 due to weak demand from China

Jan 3, 12:32

Worldwide motherboard shipments are expected to drop 5-10% on year in 2017 with demand from China already starting to weaken, affecting most of the players' shipments, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Inventec to expand AirPod production capacity, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 30, 15:04

Apple is seeing strong demand for its AirPods during the year-end holidays and its strong sales are expected to benefit the device's manufacturer Inventec, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report. Inventec declined to comment on its orders.

Tatung System Technologies changes executives

Dec 29, 15:03

Chairman of Tatung System Technologies, an information service and equipment installation affiliate of the Tatung Group, Wen-yen Lin Kuo has resigned from her position, but will remain a director of the company. Company vice president Brian Shen has been promoted to become chairman and strategy officer,...

Foxconn/Sharp likely to ramp up stake in lens module maker Kantatsu, says report

Newswatch - Dec 29, 14:33

Backed by Foxconn Electronics, Sharp is likely to increase its investment in Japan-based lens module maker Kantatsu in order to compete with Taiwan-based Largan Precision to secure lens module orders from Apple for iPhone devices, according to a Japan-based Nikkei report.

Gigabyte to showcase full series of Aorus gaming products at CES 2017

Dec 29, 14:26

Gigabyte Technology is preparing to showcase its full series of Aorus gaming brand products including notebooks featuring Intel's latest Kaby Lake platform and new motherboards using 200-series chipsets at CES 2017. The motherboards will begin mass shipments in January and are expected to help Gigabyte's...

Gigabyte to showcase gaming notebooks at CES 2017

Getac expects ruggedized industrial PCs, auto components to drive growth in 2017 revenues, says chairman

Dec 27, 22:01

Getac Technology expects ruggedized devices and automotive safety belt components to be the sources of growth in its 2017 consolidated revenues, according to company chairman James Hwang.

SZS to sell Chongqing plants

Stockwatch - Dec 27, 15:49

Taiwan-based notebook hinge maker Shin Zu Shing (SZS) has announced it will sell its plants in Chongqing, China since demand from its clients from the city is weaker than expected, and the related supply chain is not sufficient.

Asustek, Gigabyte restructing poorly performing businesses

Dec 27, 14:10

As the mobile device market is no long seeing strong growth, Asustek Computer has been reorganizing its loss-making tablet business since the first half of 2016, while Gigabyte Technology is also planning to adjust operations for some of its poorly-performing subsidiaries such as Gigabyte Communications,...

Global VR shipments to grow moderately in 2017 due to constrains in hardware, software support

Dec 27, 14:09

Current major VR device players, including Sony, HTC and Oculus, are unlikely to enjoy a high growth rate in shipments in 2017 due to constrains in the supply of high resolution panels, high performance chips, and supporting software and firmware, according to industry sources.

Appro to be listed on Taiwan OTC

Dec 27, 11:02

Appro Photoelectron, a developer of IP cameras, body-worn cameras, in-car video recorder solutions and police-use video recording modules, will be listed on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) bourse in late January 2017, according to the company.

New Ryzen CPU expected to help raise AMD desktop market share in 2Q17

Dec 26, 22:52

AMD's next-generation 14nm Ryzen series processors will be unveiled in the first quarter of 2017 and the new platform will be officially released at the end of February and enter global mass shipments in March, according to sources from motherboard players. Optimistic about its high price/performance...

Apple seeks help from Foxconn for Southeast Asia expansion, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 26, 14:45

Apple has been aggressively looking to expand into the Southeast Asia market recently and has reportedly partnered with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) for related plans, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Foxconn appoints CMO, says report

Newswatch - Dec 26, 10:37

Foxconn Electronics has named Freddie Yuan as the first person to hold the title of chief marketing officer (CMO) for the company, with the appointment becoming effective in December, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.

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