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  • Leadtek unveils wearable device for healthcare

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  • BLU makers Forhouse, BriView complete merger

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  • Japan Patent Office to cut examination process to 5 months

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  • Digitimes Research: Spotify to affect Japan Internet music service industry

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  • iPhone 6 Plus to account for 60% of total iPhone 6 device shipments

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  • Digitimes Research: ARM Mali to become mainstream GPU architecture for China APs in 2H14

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  • Quanta Changshu plants preparing for Apple Watch mass production

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  • Leadframe maker Jih Lin to post EPS of NT$3 in 2014

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  • New Wintel platforms may impact 4Q14 PC demand

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  • ARM to set up IoT business unit

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  • Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom to launch NFC mobile payment services

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  • Windows 10 expected to have limited effect on boosting notebook demand

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ITRI licenses STOBA to Taiwan Mitsui Chemicals for explosion-proof Li batteries

Sep 30, 15:42

The Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on September 29 signed for exclusive licensing deal for STOBA (self terminated olygomers with hyper-branched architecture) technology to Taiwan Mitsui Chemicals, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan-based Mitsui Chemicals,...

Largan Precision obtains factory site in central Taiwan

Stockwatch - Sep 30, 10:42

Handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision has acquired 45.48 hectares (112.38 acres) of factory land in central Taiwan at NT$3.1 billion (US$102.5 million) from the Taichung City Government.

Peripheral makers to benefit from iPhone 6 Plus bending issue

Sep 29, 22:51

Bending issues with the iPhone 6 Plus has brought business opportunities to iPhone peripheral vendors, as they have released protective cases to help eliminate the problem, according to sources from smartphone peripheral vendors.

Foxconn assisting China smartphone vendors, looking to reduce reliance on Apple

Sep 29, 15:01

Despite having strong performance thanks to iPhone sales, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has been aggressively helping its China-based smartphone clients such as Xiaomi, Meitu, Oppo and Meizu boost their sales and is looking to increase the revenue contribution from non-Apple players,...

China market: SSD prices drop sharply, say memory module makers

Sep 26, 10:47

SSD (solid-state drive) prices in the China market have drastically fallen, with prices for a 128GB model dropping to US$50-55 and those for a 256GB model to below US$100, according to Taiwan-based memory module makers.

Connector maker Aces to merge with MEC

Stockwatch - Sep 25, 11:33

Taiwan-based connector maker Aces Electronics, during a shareholder meeting on September 24, approved its merger with MEC, another Taiwan-based connector maker. The merger will complete on December 31, 2014.

Global information storage to grow to 447ZB in 2020, says HGST executive

Sep 25, 10:39

Global information storage in 2013 was estimated at 4.4ZB (zettabyte) and is forecast to increase to 447ZB in 2020, with a compound annual growth rate of 44% during the seven-year period, according to HGST Taiwan and Shanghai general manager Vincent Chen.

Gigabyte Technology may still see losses from non-motherboard businesses in 2014

Sep 25, 10:30

Despite having strong performance in the motherboard business, Gigabyte Technology's notebook and handset businesses are still having trouble picking up and may still suffer losses in 2014, according to market watchers.

AMD, Nvidia to see shrinking GPU demand in 4Q14 due to launch of low-cost notebooks

Sep 24, 15:22

Notebook vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell, Lenovo, Asustek Computer, Acer and Toshiba, will launch low-cost models with CPUs with integrated graphics in the fourth quarter of 2014 and therefore AMD and Nvidia are expected to see demand for their discrete mobile GPUs decrease, according...

Asustek, Gigabyte unlikely to achieve motherboard shipment goals for 3Q14

Sep 22, 13:57

Neither Asustek Computer nor Gigabyte Technology is likely to be able to achieve their 5.8 million motherboard shipment targets for the third quarter, as demand in China remains weak and the retail channel's orders ahead of China's National Day holidays have been also worse than those of previous years,...

China CCM makers expanding capacities

Sep 22, 11:50

China-based Sunny Optical Technology, Shenzhen O-film Tech and Truly Opto-electronics have been expanding production capacities for compact camera modules (CCMs) for smartphones and tablets, according to sources with Taiwan's supply chain.

Asustek aiming to achieve 15% on-year PC shipment growth

Sep 18, 14:11

Asustek Computer is looking to achieve 15% on-year growth in its PC shipments each year starting 2014 and expects its annual desktop and notebook shipments together to reach 50 million units in five years, according to market watchers. It will also be aggressively pushing gaming notebooks to maintain...

Asustek pushing gaming products to maintain gross margins

Pegatron component subsidiary Asuspower to acquire equipment

Stockwatch - Sep 18, 11:36

Asuspower, a Shanghai-based subsidiary of Pegatron Technology, will spend NT$701.76 million (US$23.3 million) on acquiring production equipment, according to a Pegatron filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Asustek plans to accuse motherboard competitors of patent infringement

Sep 17, 15:14

Asustek Computer has launched X99 chipset motherboards featuring its in-house-developed OC Socket, a patented technology which hikes motherboard performance by 35%, but has found that some Taiwan-based fellow vendors will launch X99 models equipped with similar functionality. Based on its initial investigation,...

Foxconn considering lawsuit over leukemia report

Sep 16, 15:41

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is considering taking legal action against UK-based Daily Mail for its recent report claiming Foxconn employees working in Shenzhen plants have developed leukemia. Foxconn has demand the Daily Mail present evidence of its claim within...

Foxconn promises assistance for ill workers in response to leukemia report

Sep 16, 11:35

Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) plants in Shenzhen, China reportedly have seen many of their workers develop leukemia because of long-term operations in the presence of electronic cleaners.

Demand for notebook components in 3Q14 short of expectations

Sep 12, 12:20

Despite seeing strong second-quarter performance, demand for notebook components in the second half of 2014 has so far fallen short of expectations, according to sources from supply chain makers.

Primax Electronics to expand audio device, CCM capacities in China

Sep 12, 10:39

Primax Electronics will invest US$40 million to expand production capacities for audio devices and smartphone-use CCMs (compact camera modules) at its factories in Chongqing, western China, and Dongguan, southern China. The expansions will be completed in the second quarter of 2015, according to the...

Foxconn reports slight sequential revenue gains for August

Sep 11, 16:11

Foxconn Electronics has reported revenues of NT$275.08 billion (US$9.18 billion) for August, up 5.71% sequentially but down 1.91% on year. For the first eight months of 2014, revenues totaled NT$2.29 trillion, edging up 0.5% from a year earlier.

MSI reports flat on-month growth in August revenues

Stockwatch - Sep 11, 12:02

MSI has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.75 billion (US$224.81 million) for August 2014, representing a 0.2% increase on month and 9.62% increase on year.

Digitimes Research: Intel to see strong tablet AP shipments in 2H14

Sep 11, 11:50

Intel shipped only about 1.5 million tablet application processors (APs) in the first half of 2014, but Digitimes Research expects its shipments to reach seven million units in the second half thanks to China brand vendors' and white-box players' full support.

Gigabyte revenues decline in August

Stockwatch - Sep 11, 11:27

Gigabyte has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.89 billion (US$129.56 million) for August 2014, representing a 17.33% drop on month and 3.99% drop on year.

Intel announces Xeon processors aiming to accelerate data center transformation for the digital services era

Sep 10, 15:27

Intel has introduced the Xeon E5-2600/1600 v3 processor product families to address the requirements of diverse workloads and the rapidly evolving needs of data centers. The new processor families include enhancements that provide performance increases of up to three times over the previous generation,...

Intel Xeon E5-2600/1600 v3 processor

IDF 2014: Intel unveils new developer tools, future technologies spanning tablets, analytics, wearable devices and PCs

Sep 10, 15:24

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich kicked off Intel's annual technical conference with a set of computing initiatives and projects showing how the company is going to enable new market segments where everything is smart and connected. Krzanich and other executives announced new hardware and software developer...

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

Sep 9, 22:33

EMS provider Lite-On Technology on September 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$19.185 billion (US$639 million) for August, slipping on month by 7.79% but rising on year by 1.14%, and NT$150.232 billion for January-August, growing on year by 12.76%.

ECS revenues drop in August

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 16:19

ECS has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.083 billion (US$136.1 million) for August 2014, representing a 27.26% drop on month and 28.77% drop on year.

Altek sees sequential growth in August revenues

Sep 9, 11:10

Smartphone lens solution provider Altek has posted consolidated revenues of NT$1.336 billion (US$44.5 million) for August, increasing on month by 25.54% but decreasing on year by 47.59%. January-August consolidated revenues reached NT$11.056 billion, slipping 15.76% on year.

Largan August revenues hit record

Sep 9, 10:51

Handset lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.963 billion (US$132.1 million) for August, hitting a monthly record for the fifth consecutive time with growth of 12.77% on month and 64.74% on year. January-August consolidated revenues reached NT$24.296 billion,...

Foxconn looking to expand investments in Shanxi, China in 2014

Sep 4, 15:45

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is looking to invest over CNY5 billion (US$813.82 million) in Shanxi province, China in 2014. Foxconn currently has two production hubs in the province and has already invested almost CNY20 billion there, according to company chairman Terry Guo.

Terry Guo, Foxconn chairman

Asustek top executives taking aggressive action to boost motherboard business performance

Sep 3, 22:15

Seeing its motherboard business struggling to achieve growth, Asustek Computer vice chairman Jonathan Tseng and president and CEO Jerry Shen have both recently started taking aggressive action to monitor its motherboard business, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Asustek executives

Shortage of CNC capacity to remain until 2015, say chassis makers

Sep 3, 14:59

Because a large portion of CNC machines are being used to carve out unibody metal-alloy chassis for iPhones, and Japan-, South Korea- and China-based smartphone vendors have adopted or will adopt similar chassis, global CNC capacity for metal-alloy chassis is expected to be in shortage until 2015,...

Apple iWatch still under EVT despite components already in production

Sep 2, 15:30

Despite related components already entering into production, Apple's iWatch is still unlikely to become available until 2015, as the device is still under engineering verification testing (EVT) stage and has to still go through production verification testing (PVT), according to sources from the upstream...

Microsoft reduces Surface chassis suppliers; may adopt similar strategy for other components

Sep 1, 14:29

Microsoft has recently reduced the number of chassis suppliers for its Surface tablets and is now outsourcing all the orders to Ju Teng. Microsoft stopped placing chassis orders with its China-based supplier in August, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

UL offers security surveillance system testing standard

Aug 29, 10:59

US-based Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has offered UL 2802, a set of standards for testing the performance of security surveillance systems based on SMIA (Standard Mobile Imaging Architecture) jointly proposed by Nokia and STMicroelectronics as well as ISO standards, according to UL Taiwan.

Motherboard price competition expands to Europe

Aug 27, 22:33

The fierce price competition between Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology has recently expanded to Europe as demand in China is falling short of expectations and is putting strong pressure on ASRock and Micro-Star International (MSI), which have a large proportion of their shipments coming from...

Good Way Technology listed on OTC

Aug 27, 15:53

USB docking station and peripheral maker Good Way Technology on August 26 started listing on Taiwan's over-the-counter stock market at an initial price of NT$105 (US$3.50) per share. The company said it is developing wireless docking stations and will offer products for testing in November.

Intel sees proportion for entry-level notebook CPUs rise to 60-70%

Aug 27, 14:53

Along with notebook vendors launching more inexpensive models, Intel has seen the shipment proportion of entry-level notebook CPUs, namely its Pentium and Celeron series, increase from 50-60% in the first half of 2014 to 60-70% currently, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Component makers take measures to prevent gross margins from dropping

Aug 26, 12:02

With notebook vendors becoming more aggressive in releasing low-price notebooks and leaning toward adopting cheaper components for these devices, components makers have started taking measures to ensure their gross margins do not drop.

Worldwide hardcopy peripherals market declines in 2Q14, says IDC

Aug 25, 15:50

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market declined for the first time in three quarters to 25.5 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2014, resulting in a 2.3% on-year decrease, according to IDC.

Delta Electronics to showcase DLP video wall at Integrate 2014

Aug 22, 11:24

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics will exhibit an in-house-developed ultra-bright Laser-based DLP video wall with brightness of 1,800 lumens and contrast ratio of 2,000:1 at Integrate 2014 in Sydney, Australia, August 26-28, according to the company.

China market: 2-tier motherboard vendors hiking prices

Aug 22, 10:26

Second-tier motherboard makers have been forced to hike their prices in the China market as the ongoing probe into possible tax evasions by the China government has pushed up operation costs for suppliers, according to industry sources.

Raspberry Pi motherboards enjoy 3.5 million worldwide sales

Aug 19, 12:40

Sales of credit-card sized motherboard computers rolled out by UK-based Raspberry Pi Foundation have reached 3.5 million units worldwide, with demand from China and Taiwan still remaining strong, according to Eric Lee, head of technical marketing of RS Components Asia Pacific, the marketing and distributing...

Chicony nets NT$2.57 per share for 1H14

Aug 18, 10:50

PC peripheral maker Chicony Electronics has posted net EPS of NT$2.57 for first-half 2014.

Foxconn 2Q14 profit grows, but revenues drop

Aug 15, 11:00

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported its second-quarter results: consolidated revenues reached NT$879.09 billion (US$29.3 billion), down 0.49% sequentially; gross margin was 7.05%, up 1.01pp from the first quarter; net profit totaled NT$20.19 billion, up 3.2% sequentially;...

Cvilux sees 19% growth in 1H14 revenues

Aug 14, 12:19

Connector maker Cvilux has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.38 billion (US$45.99 million), up 19.04% on year for the second half of 2014. Its gross margin for the period reached 32.5%, with net profit coming to NT$164 million, up 38.99% on year.

Cooling module maker Yen Sun enters supply chains of Europe car vendors

Aug 14, 11:58

Cooling module maker Yen Sun Technology has entered the supply chains of Europe-based car vendors Volkswagen, Daimler AG and BMW, and has already started supplying products, helping the company turn profitable in the second quarter, according to some market watchers.

Primax Electronics nets NT$1.70 per share for 1H14

Aug 14, 11:07

Primax Electronics has posted consolidated revenues of NT$25.18 billion (US$839 million), net profit of NT$770 million and net EPS of NT$1.70 for the first half of 2014.

Wafer foundry houses seeking better cooling solutions

Aug 14, 11:00

Wafer foundry houses reportedly have been seeking cooperation with cooling module makers looking to apply cooling solutions into chips during the manufacturing process. So far the cooperation is still at an early stage and no substantial results have been achieved, according to sources from cooling...

1 More aims to sell 7-10 million Xiaomi earphones in 2014

Aug 13, 15:05

China-based earphone ODM 1More Design sold five million earphones for Xiaomi smartphones so far in 2014 and aims to sell 7-10 million units for the whole year, according to the company.

China market: Second-tier DIY motherboard vendors face crackdown on tax evasion

Aug 13, 14:25

China-, Taiwan- and Hong Kong-based second-tier DIY motherboard vendors in the China market have been forced to hike retail prices to cover tax payments as the China government steps up efforts to crack down on tax evasion.

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