PC-related IC suppliers see demand pick up
Mar 7, 12:08
Taiwan-based PC-related IC design houses have landed a pull-in of orders recently prompting them to boost wafer starts at foundries, according to industry sources.
Simplo, Dynapack February revenues down on month
Stockwatch - Mar 7, 11:13
Taiwan-based notebook battery pack maker Simplo Technology has reported February consolidated revenues of NT$3.108 billion (US$103 million), down 31.1% on month and 16.19% on year, while fellow maker Dynapack International Technology has announced NT$1.73 billion slipping on month by 10.65% but growing...
Lite-On Technology February revenues down on month, up on year
Mar 7, 10:44
Taiwan-based EMS provider Lite-On Technology on March 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.389 billion (US$508 million) for February, decreasing on month by 13.19% but increasing on year by 16.29%, and NT$33.117 billion for January-February, rising on year by 10.39%.
Catcher Technology February revenues down sequentially
Mar 6, 13:33
Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.76 billion (US$91.2 million) for February, down 22.77% on month but up 34.56% on year, and NT$6.34 billion for January-February up 18.4% on year.
Largan February revenues down 34% sequentially
Mar 6, 11:16
Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.601 billion (US$52.8 million) for February, decreasing 34.06% sequentially but increasing 30.08% on year, and consolidated revenues for January-February reached NT$4.029 billion, growing 15.87% on year.
Flytech extends to telematics
Mar 6, 11:08
Taiwan-based POS (point of sale/service) system and peripheral maker Flytech Technology has extended to telematics by acquiring a 60% stake in neoVideo Technology, a Taiwan-based maker of in-car navigation/entertainment digital TVs and vehicle tracking recorders, for NT$60 million (US$1.98 million).
HDD makers pushing enterprise products for growth
Mar 5, 22:04
Hard disk drive (HDD) makers have recently turned to focus on enterprise-level storage products, after seeing their consumer HDD shipments continue to suffer from weak PC demand, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
AMD announces new AM1 platform
Mar 5, 15:24
AMD has announced the introduction of its AM1 platform featuring the AMD quad-core and dual-core Kabini APU into the component channel for system builders. Combined with motherboards from manufacturers worldwide, the new AM1 platform will deliver Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture and AMD Jaguar...
ASRock to showcase server and workstation products at CeBIT 2014
Mar 3, 21:33
ASRock is set to exhibit its latest server and workstation products at the CeBIT 2014 hosted from March 10-14 in Hannover, Germany, hoping to attract clients worldwide especially those in Europe. ASRock is also the only motherboard player to have rented a booth at the show.
Altek expects significant business growth beginning 2Q14
Mar 3, 10:28
Digital camera ODM Altek will start shipments of handset-use imaging solutions to several vendors in March and therefore expects business operations to significantly improve beginning the second quarter of 2014, the company said at a February 27 investors conference.
Casetek to expand chassis capacity in China
Feb 26, 11:35
Taiwan-based metal-alloy chassis maker Casetek Holdings has revealed it will invest NT$2-3 billion (US$65.9-98.8 million) to expand production capacity at its factory in eastern China in 2014.
MWC 2014: One market focus will be Atom and LTE combo for Intel
Feb 24, 22:01
At an Intel news conference for Mobile World Congress (MWC), Intel president Renee James introduced two Intel Atom processors, an LTE-Advanced communications platform, and announced multiyear agreements with Lenovo, Asustek Computer and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to expand the...
Gingy to release new fingerprint sensors in 2Q14
Feb 24, 11:42
Gingy Technology, an associate company of Holtek Semiconductor, is expected to deliver samples of its third-generation optical fingerprint sensors to clients in the second quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.
Tatung to offer electric vehicle power charging stations
Feb 20, 14:01
Tatung, a Taiwan-based maker of electric machinery and consumer electronics, has developed power charging stations for electric vehicles and plans to launch the equipment in the US market in 2015, company president WY Lin said at the 2014 Smart City Summit & Expo taking place in Taipei during February...
VIA reportedly moving x86 CPU resources to new joint venture in China
Feb 19, 22:09
VIA Technologies is rumored to have started shifting its x86 CPU technologies and related personnel to its newly formed IC design joint venture with a China government-owned investment firm, according to market watchers, adding that VIA recently notified clients that it will stop supplying x86 processors...
Altek scores points in marketing mobile device imaging solutions
Feb 18, 21:37
Digital camera ODM Altek has extended development and production to imaging components and solutions used in mobile terminal devices and seen increasing orders, with the revenue proportion expected to rise from about 40% for the second half of 2013 to over 50% in the first quarter of 2014, according...
Worldwide PELS shipments grow 13.6% in 2013, says IDC
Feb 14, 16:10
Worldwide personal and entry-level storage (PELS) shipments grew 13.6% on year in 2013, finishing the year with 75.2 million units, according to IDC. Annual shipment values were up on year, growing 6.2% to US$6.7 billion. Unit shipments were down slightly in the fourth quarter of 2013, declining 4.2%...
Intel to cut a deal with Apple for Fab 42?
Feb 13, 14:27
With shipments of desktop and notebooks in the doldrums since 2010, Intel's PC processor business has been in decline. Meanwhile, AMD and others are taking aim at the Intel-dominated server business with ARM-based MPUs. At the same time, Intel has struggled to gain access to the fast-growing market...
Intel postpones Broadwell availability to 4Q14
Feb 12, 22:05
Intel's upcoming 14nm Broadwell-based processors were previously scheduled for mass production at the end of the first quarter for release in the third; however, sources from the upstream supply chain say the processors have recently been delayed and will not be available until the fourth quarter.
Chi Mei Materials, BenQ Materials see decreased January revenues
Feb 12, 22:03
Polarizer maker Chi Mei Materials Technology saw January consolidated revenues of NT$1.258 billion (US$41.6 million), decreasing 3.36% on month and 27.54% on year, while fellow maker BenQ Materials had those of NT$1.415 billion slipping 3.09% and 4.15%, respectively, according to the companies.
Taiwan suppliers concerned about competition from China in 2014
Feb 10, 21:39
With Acer rumored to be planning to outsource its tablet OEM orders to China-based makers, Asustek Computer has reportedly also been seeking partnerships with China component makers to strengthen its competitiveness in the mobile device market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. The...
Gigabyte expected to ship over five million motherboards in 1Q14
Feb 10, 20:59
Gigabyte Technology is expected to ship over five million motherboards in the first quarter of 2014, having a chance to surpass Asustek Computer, which is expected to ship about five million units, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Catcher Technology to expand capacity in China
Feb 7, 11:18
Taiwan-based metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology will invest CNY496.54 million (US$82.1 million) to expand the production capacity at its two factories in eastern China, with the total number of CNC machines to increase to 18,000 by the end of June 2014, according to the company.
Intel rumored to question its future in smartphone market, say sources
Jan 27, 22:04
A rumor circulating in the upstream supply chain in Taiwan has Intel reportedly questioning whether it should quit the smartphone market in 2015 if it continues to see weak performance in its handset business in 2014, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, though Intel has not yet commented...
Largan Precision hits record profits for 4Q13, 2013
Jan 24, 10:32
Taiwan-based lens module maker Largan Precision generated net profit of NT$3.405 billion (US$114 million) for the fourth quarter of 2013 and NT$9.61 billion for the whole of 2013, its highest quarterly and annual levels on record, according to the company's financial report released on January 23.
AMD offers new 12- and 16-core additions to Opteron 6300 series
Jan 23, 10:52
AMD has announced the immediate availability of its new 12- and 16-core AMD Opteron 6300 series server processors, codenamed Warsaw. Designed for enterprise workloads, the new AMD Opteron 6300 series processors feature the Piledriver core and are fully socket and software compatible with the existing...
Toshiba launches new subsidiary after completing acquisition of OCZ assets
Jan 22, 11:51
Toshiba has finalized the purchase of all assets of OCZ Technology, making it a wholly-owned subsidiary. Effective immediately, the subsidiary will operate independently as OCZ Storage Solutions specializing in high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems.
Taiwan component makers considering moving production out of China
Jan 21, 11:12
Taiwan-based component makers are mulling relocating their production lines in China to Brazil, Mexico and Southeast Asian countries, and some are even considering moving back to Taiwan, in an attempt to resolve issues they have encountered in China such as labor shortages and hiking wages, according...
New Kinpo Group to expand capacity in 2014
Jan 20, 14:50
Taiwan-based New Kinpo Group consisting of Cal-Comp Electronics, Kinpo Electronics and AcBel Polytech will expand production capacities in China, Thailand, the Philippines and Brazil with a total investment of about NT$3 billion (US$100 million), according to group president Rock Hsu.