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Taiwan market: We Can Financial Technology launches smart POS

Oct 20, 15:14

We Can Financial Technology, a hardware/software system integration service provider for payment and retail value-added services, on October 19 announced the launch of MF-2351 in the Taiwan market.

AMD pushing new projects for VR applications

Oct 19, 15:49

AMD has launched several new projects for its virtual reality (VR) business including GPU certification. It has enhanced its software/hardware platform and established a VR supply chain, hoping to expand its presence in the VR market, and to regain share in the graphics card market with its new Polaris...

Taiwan market: Epson launches 5 inkjet printers

Oct 19, 11:25

Seiko Epson have launched five multi-functional inkjet printers, L1455, L605, L485, L385 and L380, in the Taiwan market at recommended retail prices of NT$22,900 (US$725), NT$8,490, NT$5,990, NT$5,490 and NT$4,990 respectively.

Epson multi-functional inkjet printer L1455

Aurora sets up medical 3D printing joint venture

Oct 18, 11:52

Office automation machine and furniture distributor Aurora has announced the establishment of a joint venture with a hospital affiliated with China Medical University to provide customized medical 3D printing services and solutions.

Microsoft retrieving component purchasing rights to maintain server quality

Oct 17, 15:12

Microsoft has recently become more involved in choosing specific hardware component suppliers for its datacenter servers. Microsoft used to let its ODM partners choose the component suppliers, but is now picking them directly to ensure quality, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

MSI, Gigabyte to enjoy strong graphics card shipments in 2016

Oct 17, 15:10

As demand from the gaming market continue rising, and virtual reality (VR) applications are growing popular, graphics card players such as Micro-Star International (MSI), Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, Colorful, Galaxy and Zotac, are seeing their Nvidia-based mid-range to high-end product sales...

Apple to set up 2nd R&D center in China, says CEO

Oct 13, 15:38

Apple plans to set up a research and development center in Shenzhen, China, according to a China-based Shenzhen Economic Daily report, citing comments from Tim Cook. Apple opened an R&D center in Beijing in August.

Chicony Power reports brisk sales for September

Oct 13, 11:08

Power supply device maker Chicony Power Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.767 billion (US$87.478 million) for September, up 8.5% sequentially and 10.54% on year.

Chicony Electronics reports increased revenues for September

Stockwatch - Oct 12, 15:50

Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.7 billion (US$243.43 million) for September 2016, representing a 9.13% increase on month and 2.42% increase on year.

Foxconn reports strong performance for September

Newswatch - Oct 12, 15:14

Foxconn Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$468.362 billion (US$14.817 billion) for September, up 49.78% on month and 1.62% on year.

MSI, Gigabyte report strong sales for September

Newswatch - Oct 11, 13:39

Micro-Star International (MSI) saw its revenues increase 7.44% on month and 27.78% on year to NT$10.984 billion in September, buoyed by strong demand for high-end graphics cards and increased shipments of gaming notebooks. Meanwhile, fellow company Gigabyte Technology also managed to ramp up its revenues...

Foxlink sees revenues up over 20% sequentially in September

Newswatch - Oct 11, 11:05

Foxlink Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.5 billion (US$333.6 million) for September, up 23% on month but down 15.9% on year.

Taitronics 2016 taking place in Taipei

Oct 7, 16:07

The Taipei International Electronics Show (Taitronics) 2016 is taking place during October 6-9, with 530 exhibitors from 11 countries using more than 1,000 booths. More than 3,000 international buyers are expected to visit the exhibition, according to the organizers the Taiwan External Trade Development...

Catcher, Simplo see September revenues up on month

Oct 7, 13:44

Chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$7.72 billion (US$245.48 million) for September 2016, up 10.3% on month, and NT$20.73 billion for the third quarter, up 18.3% sequentially, but down 3.1% on year. Battery maker Simplo Technology has also announced September revenues...

Lite-On Technology September revenues hit record

Oct 7, 11:09

EMS provider Lite-On Technology on October 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.257 billion (US$709 million) for September 2016, the highest monthly figure on record with growth of 5.72% on month and 8.07% on year.

ECS revenues drop in September

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 16:05

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.962 billion (US$94.26 million) for September 2016, representing a 3.84% drop on month and 47.62% drop on year.

VR players pushing into China market

Oct 6, 15:22

As demand for VR-related experiences continues to grow and the China government has been aggressively pushing establishment of VR industry alliances, players including High Tech Computer (HTC), Intel, AMD, Nvidia and ARM have all increased their VR investments in China and competition between VR devices...

Largan Precision September revenues hit 2016 high

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 15:13

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision on October 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.954 billion (US$158 million) for September, the highest monthly level so far in 2016 and increasing 2.76% on month but decreasing 10.19% on year.

Sinbon building new plant for aerospace electronic components

Oct 6, 11:41

Connector and cable assembly maker Sinbon Electronics held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new plant to be built in Maioli, western Taiwan on October 5. The new plant, which is scheduled for completion by year-end 2017, will produce aerospace electronic components targeting the aviation industry in...

Getac sees revenues hit record high in September

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 10:25

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.104 billion (US$67 million) for September, increasing 18.22% on month and 34.89% on year. September revenues were the company's highest monthly figures.

Foxconn details 40,000 robots at factories, says report

Oct 5, 14:49

The Foxconn Group has installed 40,000 robots for handling manufacturing jobs at a number of its plans in China, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report, citing the group's general manager of the automation technology department committee, Dai Chia-peng.

AMD prepares Zen for CES 2017 launch; aggressively clearing inventory for platform transition

Oct 3, 15:52

Following the releases of its Bristol Ridge-based desktop processors in September 2016, AMD's Zen-based CPUs and its corresponding high-end X370 chipsets will make their arrivals at CES 2017 in January. To achieve a smooth transition, AMD has begun adjusting product prices in order to accelerate inventory...

Strong demand for gaming products boosts related ASP

Sep 30, 15:33

Despite seeing dropping shipments, CPU, motherboard and graphics card ASPs still continued to enjoy growths recently thanks to increasing demand for gaming products. Players including Gigabyte Technology, Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) have all benefited from the trend.

Posiflex Technology to issue convertible bonds, new shares

Sep 30, 11:02

Own-brand POS (point of sale) device maker Posiflex Technology on September 29 decided to raise an estimated NT$1.65 billion (US$52.5 million) through issuing convertible bonds worth NT$1.2 billion and three million new shares, according to the company.

Nvidia CEO denies competing with partnering graphics vendors with Founder Edition

Sep 28, 14:55

Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun, in response to graphics card vendors' questioning Nvidia's launch of its GeForce GTX 1080 Founder Edition series saying it is looking to compete with partners in the high-end segment, clarified that the launch of Founder Edition is purely to solve problems in graphics card...

Huang Jen-hsun, Nvidia CEO

Lithium battery makers demand price rise due to shortages

Sep 27, 11:49

As demand for the traditional 18650 cylinder battery has been growing strong recently because of increasing notebook sales, upstream battery module makers have started asking for a double-digit percentage quote raise. Since most lithium battery makers have no plans to expand their notebook battery...

Potential of wireless charging technology: Q&A with WPC chairman Menno Treffers

Sep 27, 10:56

To help foster the development of related wireless charging technology in Taiwan, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Taiwan Association of Information and Communication Standards (TAICS). Together with local research institutions and businesses, WPC and...

WPC chairman Menno Treffers

Rising notebook demand causing shortages in many components

Sep 26, 22:40

With demand for notebooks stronger than expected and notebook component suppliers conservative about their shipments, several components including panel, battery and solid state drive (SSD), reportedly are suffering from shortages, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Delta becomes core member of CharIN

Sep 26, 16:48

Delta Electronics, a supplier of power and thermal management solutions, has announced it has become a core member of the Charging Interface Initiative e. V. (CharIN), an open coalition of world-class firms within the electric vehicle (EV) industry aiming to support and promote the Combined Charging...

Nvidia GTC 2016 shows artificial intelligence innovations

Sep 26, 16:39

Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2016 opened on September 21 in Taiwan, with over 2,000 visitors' participating on the first day. During the conference, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang gave a keynote, talking about GPU technology's capability and its role in artificial intelligent applications.

Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia CEO

Nvidia to host GTC Taipei starting September 21

Sep 20, 14:19

Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in Taipei will begin on September 21 and company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is expected to make a keynote about the company's development progresses on artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning and its automatic driving platform. Nvidia will showcase its latest GPU...

Welltend acquires orders for Xbox cables, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 19, 22:35

Taiwan-based cable and connector maker Welltend has received orders for Microsoft's Xbox gaming console, which increased the company's revenues in August by 3.55% on month and 28.4% on year to NT$174 million (US$5.48 million), according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report...

Foxconn to raise US$1 billion through EMTN issues

Newswatch - Sep 19, 11:01

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision) plans to raise a total of US$1 billion through two tranches of corporate bond issues, according to a company statement filed with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Stamping component maker Min Aik sees revenues up on month in August

Newswatch - Sep 14, 11:27

Handset- and PC-use metal stamping component maker Min Aik Precision Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$210 million (US$6.618 million) for August, up 19% on month but down 22.59%.

Notebook, IT product vendor Clevo sees improved sales in August

Newswatch - Sep 13, 21:25

Clevo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.52 billion (US$47.9 million) for August, increasing 4.43% from the previous month. Accumulated 2016 revenues through August totaled NT$12.067 billion, up 1.74% from a year earlier.

Yen Sun sees rising cooling module orders for car and IT applications

Sep 13, 14:36

Taiwan-based cooling fan maker Yen Sun Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$196 million (US$6.19 million) for August, up 38% on year, and NT$1.58 billion for the first eight months of 2016, up 12.34% on year. With rising orders for car-use fans, mobile air conditioning systems and cooling...

Acer Taiwan general manager appointment raises concern among IT vendors

Sep 12, 16:01

Acer has appointed Lin Chia-chang, general manager of its subsidiary Weblink International, as general manager of Acer Taiwan and Lin will also continue to head Weblink. However, several IT brand vendors that outsource their product distribution in Taiwan to Weblink are concerned that his double role...

Colorful sees increasing graphics card shipments in 2016

Sep 12, 15:56

Thanks to strong demand for their Nvidia Pascal-based graphics cards, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Asustek Computer are expected to see their graphics card shipments reach five million units in 2016, while China-based Colorful will also achieve shipments of 4.2 million units for the year, becoming...

MSI reports strong sales for August

Stockwatch - Sep 12, 15:23

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.224 billion (US$323.109 million) for August, representing a 22.62% increase on month and 39.22% increase on year.

Mangoldt begins operation at reactor factory in Taiwan

Sep 12, 12:40

Germany-based reactor maker Hans von Mangoldt has started operation at its new factory and branch office in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The factory is estimated to be able to supply 24,000 reactors every year initially, but the volume is expected to reach 40,000 units after five years, according to the compa...

Mangoldt factory in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Gigabyte reports increased revenues for August

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 16:09

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.004 billion (US$159.38 million) for August 2016, representing a 7.98% increase on month and 30.09% increase on year.

Delta Electronics reports increased revenues for August

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 16:09

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.737 billion (US$596.78 million) for August 2016, representing a 0.11% increase on month and 3% increase on year.

Chicony revenues hit 9-month high in August

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 16:00

Chicony Electronics saw its revenues grow 13.4% on month and 4% on year to a nine-month high of NT$7.055 billion in August.

Foxlink sees revenues up on month in August

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:42

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.538 billion (US$271.94 million) for August 2016, representing a 17.71% increase on month but a 14.4% drop on year.

Nvidia sees tight graphics card supply; to release GTX 1050 in late September

Sep 9, 15:27

Nvidia's Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 graphics cards are seeing strong demand from the market and therefore are currently in tight supply. To further expand into the market, Nvidia is planning to release its mid-range GTX 1050 graphics card at the end of September at the earliest.

Qisda sees growing revenues in August

Sep 9, 15:08

Qisda has announced consolidated revenues of NT$10.7 billion (US$341.23 million) for August, up 4.03% on month and 1.4% on year, and NT$84.27 billion for the first eight months of 2016 combined, down 3.06% on year. Of the amount, NT$7.99 billion were contributed by Qisda's design and manufacturing...

ECS reports on-year revenue growth for August

Stockwatch - Sep 8, 15:50

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.081 billion (US$98.43 million) for August 2016, representing a 37.21% increase on month and 24.25% drop on year.

Chaintech to push VR applications with China channel retailer Pason

Sep 8, 15:33

Taiwan-based motherboard/graphics card player Chaintech recently signed letter of intent with China-based IT channel retailer Pason to provide product planning assistance and capacity to help it manufacture products. The two will also push into China's virtual reality (VR) market with an integrated...

Chaintech to partner with Pason

Lite-On Technology August revenues hit 5-year high

Sep 8, 11:39

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.053 billion (US$664 million) for August, the highest monthly figure in the past five years with growth of 8.69% on month and 17.63% on year.

Amperex Technology expected to take over production of Galaxy Note 7 batteries

Sep 7, 15:36

Following the recall by Samsung Electronics of its Galaxy Note 7 due to defective batteries produced by Samsung SDI, China-based Amperex Technology, which was a secondary supplier of batteries for the model, is expected to take over as main supplier following the incident, according to industry sour...

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