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Robust SSD demand to buoy related IC revenues in 3Q16

Jul 1, 16:06

Robust SSD demand will buoy related IC suppliers' revenues in the third quarter of 2016. Companies including Phison Electronics, Silicon Motion Technology and Realtek Semiconductor are expected to post brisk sales for the third quarter, according to industry sources.

Hota Industrial lands 7-year orders from BorgWarner

Jul 1, 15:42

Automotive component and parts maker Hota Industrial has obtained 7-year orders for transfer case components from US-based automotive part supplier BorgWarner, with shipments to begin in the fourth quarter of 2018 and annual shipments to range from 100,000 to 300,000 units, according to the company.

Taiwan government rejects China investment in Merry

Jul 1, 14:24

Taiwan's Investment Commission has rejected a plan by headset maker Merry Electronics to sell 63 million new shares to China-based Luxshare Precision Industry through a private placement for NT$3.78 billion (US$117.24million).

Robot maker Hiwin looks to strong performance in 3Q16

Stockwatch - Jun 29, 11:19

Mechanical component and robot maker Hiwin Technologies expects its sales performance for the third quarter of 2016 to be better than that in the previous quarter, buoyed by recent appreciation of Japanese yen and brisk demand for high-end machine tools in China, according to company chairman Eric...

AMD, Nvidia next-generation graphics card competition to begin earlier

Jun 27, 22:16

Seeing that AMD is ready to release its new Polaris-based Radeon RX 480 graphics card soon and company vice president Raja Koduri steadily managing the Radeon graphics technology business, Nvidia has decided to start selling its GeForce GTX 1060 products, which were originally set to launch in August,...

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Intel to initialize 3rd wave of layoffs that could affect Taiwan suppliers

Jun 27, 15:36

Intel will start its third wave of layoffs at the end of June, targeting mainly its worldwide sales and marketing units. The move is expected to affect players in Taiwan's supply chain, according to industry sources.

Intel tightening up its personnel

Lite-On Technology expects growth for 2Q16

Jun 27, 15:13

EMS provider Lite-On Technology expects quarterly growth in second-quarter 2016 as sales have been better than expected, company CEO Warren Chen said at a shareholders meeting on June 24.

Sony to ship 9 million PS VR headsets in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 27, 13:52

Sony is expected to ship up to six million units of PlayStation VR (PS VR) headsets in 2016, accounting for 67% of the global VR HMD market, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times reports, citing data fromTaipei-based Topology Research Institute.

Quanta to launch 360-degree VR add-on camera

Jun 27, 11:25

Quanta Computer has developed a 360-degree live VR (virtual reality) streaming add-on camera through cooperation with ImmerVision, a Canada-based developer of immersive optical and imaging technology, and will launch the product at the end of 2016, the Taiwan-based ODM's chairman Barry Lam said at...

360-degree live VR streaming add-on camera developed by Quanta via cooperation with ImmerVision

Chenbro to expand capacity to meet growing demand from data centers

Jun 24, 14:47

Rack-mount and tower server chassis maker Chenbro Micom, in view of growing demand from data centers, will expand production capacity in China, pushing its sales in North America, and set up service centers in Europe, according to the company,.

MediaTek rolls out 4G solutions for vehicle recorder market

Jun 24, 11:23

MediaTek and downstream device designers have jointly come out with smart rear-view camera modules, built utilizing MediaTek's 4G solutions.

Largan expected to keep lead in smartphone dual-lens module

Jun 24, 10:56

Although adoption of dual-lens cameras for smartphones is not yet popular, Largan Precision is expected to maintain its leading market status in technology and production capacity of smartphone-use dual-lens modules, according to industry sources.

Dow Chemical continues to ramp up CMP production in Taiwan

Jun 22, 15:32

Dow Chemical held recently a groundbreaking ceremony for the fourth-phase expansion project of its chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) plant in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, according to the company.

IC suppliers landing short lead-time orders for Type-C solutions

Jun 21, 22:11

Taiwan-based IC suppliers have been receiving more short lead-time orders for USB Type-C solutions from notebook vendors and ODMs recently, indicating that the Type-C interface is likely to become mainstream in products in the second half of 2016, according to industry sources.

Gigabyte launches graphics card with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU

Jun 21, 15:37

Gigabyte Technology has released the GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming graphics card (GV-N1070G1 GAMING-8GD), featuring overclocked GPU, WindForce cooling module and RGB illumination. The Pascal-based card is also equipped with 8GB of GDDR5 memory.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming graphics card

AMD Zen chipset design issue could increase costs for motherboard players

Jun 21, 15:27

AMD's chipsets for Zen-based processors, which AMD outsourced to Taiwan-based ASMedia Technology for R&D, are rumored to be seeing design issues, which will increase motherboard players' costs by US$2-5, according to sources from the motherboard industry.

PC shipments to rise 20% in 3Q16, say analog IC firms

Jun 21, 14:31

Judging from the current order visibility, Taiwan's analog IC suppliers have predicted PC shipments for the third quarter will likely increase 20% on quarter.

China market: Foxconn enters financial service sector

Jun 21, 11:27

Foxconn Electronics has entered the financial service market in China and also plans to launch an online financial service platform in 2016, according to media reports in China.

Digitimes Research: Arcade-type VR gaming business model workable

Jun 20, 14:07

Suppliers in the PC supply chain are looking to the VR (virtual reality) gaming market for future growth as digital gaming appears to have become one of the main applications of VR devices, according to Digitimes Research.

Connector maker UDE ramping up networking connector ratio

Jun 17, 16:05

Connector maker UDE will aim to ramp up the ratio of networking connectors to 45% of its total sales in 2016, up from 40% currently, according to the company.

Alltop to distribute dividends; pushing into non-notebook applications

Jun 17, 15:27

Taiwan-based connector maker Alltop Technology hosted an investors conference on June 16, where it announced it will distribute dividends of NT$1.80 (US$0.06), NT$1 in cash and NT$0.80 in stock. Alltop also noted that products for network communications and industrial equipment as well as water-proof...

TAICS, WPC to cooperate to set up Qi ecosystem

Jun 17, 14:48

Taiwan government-sponsored Taiwan Association of Information and Communication Standards (TAICS) and Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) on June 16 signed an MoU for cooperation to boost Qi wireless power charging standards and set up a Qi ecosystem, according to TAICS.

Qisda adopts Industry 4.0-based smart factory solution

Jun 15, 14:22

EMS provider Qisda has adopted an Industry 4.0-based smart factory solution at its factory in Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan, according to the company.

Apple stepping up procurement for new Apple Watch

Jun 15, 10:51

Apple has stepped up procurement of chips and components for the second-generation Apple Watch which is expected to debut later in 2016, according to sources from the supply chain.

AMD provides sneak peek of full line of Radeon RX series GPUs at E3

Jun 14, 14:47

At Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) AMD CEO Lisa Su delivered a pre-launch showcase of the full line of forthcoming Radeon RX series graphics cards at mainstream price points from US$100-300.

Gigabyte sees drops in May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 13, 21:59

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.29 billion (US$101.52 million) for May 2016, representing a 14.98% drop on month and 14.38% drop on year.

Taiwan notebook ODMs look to strong shipments in June, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 13, 16:24

The top-four Taiwan-based notebook ODMs, Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec, are expected to see their notebook shipments remain strong in June after posting strong gains in May, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Optivision penetrating into smartphone supply chains in China, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 13, 12:43

Camera lens maker Optivision Technology, a subsidiary of Foxlink, has entered the supply chains of the top-five China-based smartphone vendors, including Huawei, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report, citing Foxlink chairman TC Gou.

Chicony Electronics revenues drop on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 15:24

Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.052 billion (US$187.98 million) for May 2016, representing a 14.45% increase on month and 11.1% drop on year.

Delta Electronics reports increased revenues for May

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 15:23

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.785 billion (US$552.42 million) for May 2016, representing a 5% increase on month and 10% increase on year.

ASMedia expects strong 2H16

Jun 8, 14:16

ASMedia Technology, a subsidiary of Asustek Computer, hosted an investors conference on June 7, during which company president Chewei Lin pointed out that growing demand for gaming products are expected to help ASMedia achieve better sales in second-half 2016 than in the first half and its performance...

ASRock expects growing performance in 2016

Jun 8, 10:58

ASRock had an unsatisfactory performance in 2015 due to decreased motherboard shipments in China and increased expenses on server and industrial PC (IPC) investments; however, the company expects its operation to be stable in 2016 as its motherboard team in China has been completely reorganized, while...

Lite-On Technology sees increased May revenues

Jun 8, 09:59

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.436 billion (US$535 million) for May, increasing 1.19% on month and 4.01% on year.

PCB Drilling board maker Aurona reports strong sales in May

Newswatch - Jun 7, 22:07

Aurona Industry, a leading provider of PCB drilling back-up boards, has reported revenues of NT$100 million (US$3.11 million) for May, up 7.25% on year. Year-to-date revenues totaled NT$505 million, increasing 5.76% from a year earlier.

Notebook hinge maker Jarllytec reports strong sales for May

Newswatch - Jun 7, 15:04

Notebook hinge maker Jarllytec saw its revenues surge 29.09% on month and 107.22% on year to a record high of NT$580 million (US$17.96 million) in May.

Intel, AMD new CPU platforms target January 2017 launch

Jun 7, 14:28

Market watchers originally expected Intel and AMD to launch their new CPU platforms in the third and fourth quarter, respectively, to help boost PC demand in the second half, but both CPU makers have recently postponed their launch schedules to January 2017 at CES 2017 since the upstream supply chain...

Silitech sees sales improve marginally on month in May

Stockwatch - Jun 7, 11:57

Handset keypad and chassis maker Silitech Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$203 million (US$6.2 million) for May, growing 4.31% on month but dropping 29.07% on year.

Headset maker Merry sees revenues up on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 6, 11:29

Headset maker Merry Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.131 billion (US$35.06 million) for May, down 2.42% sequentially but up 33.11% on year.

Largan Precision May revenues up on-month, down on-year

Stockwatch - Jun 6, 11:06

Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision on June 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.363 billion (US$103 million) for May, the highest monthly level so far in 2016 with on-month growth of 8.31% but an on-year decrease of 23.90%, and NT$14.739 billion for January-May, slipping 23.38% on...

Ichia May revenues fall 17% on year

Stockwatch - Jun 3, 11:25

Handset-use flexible PCB (FPCB) and keypad maker Ichia Technologies has announced consolidated revenues of NT$513 million (US$15.7 million) for May 2016, down about 17% on year.

Gigabyte to push Xtreme Gaming concept for graphics card business

Jun 2, 11:01

Despite having been operating in the graphics card market for many years, Gigabyte Technology has never stopped evolving. Not willing to stay only as a good-quality graphics card maker, Gigabyte has developed its Xtreme Gaming-series, looking to cultivate deeper relationships in the gaming market.

Eddie Lin, Associate VP of Sales and Marketing at Gigabyte

Nintendo NX mass production postpones to early 2017

Jun 2, 10:44

Nintendo's next-generation game console, the Nintendo NX is scheduled to enter mass production in early 2017, delaying about half a year from the company's original mass production plan in the mid-2016. Sources from the related upstream supply chain pointed out that the delay was because Nintendo wished...

AMD to release first Polaris graphics card at the end of June

Jun 1, 22:00

AMD has unveiled the company's strategy for its upcoming Polaris architecture-based Radeon RX-series graphics cards, introducing levels of VR performance and future-proof technologies at a variety of price points. The Radeon RX 480 delivers premium VR capability at a price of starting at US$199 for...

AMD to release first Polaris graphics card soon

Samsung announces mass production of 512GB NVMe SSD in single BGA package

Jun 1, 21:57

Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing NVM Express (NVMe) PCIe SSD solutions in a single ball grid array (BGA) package for next-generation PCs and ultra-slim notebooks, according to the South Korea memory vendor. The new BGA NVMe SSD, named PM971-NVMe, features a compact package that contains...

Samsung 512GB NVMe SSD

Computex 2016: AMD introduces new mobile APU lineup and Zen architecture

Jun 1, 20:10

AMD has announced its full seventh-generation AMD A-series processor lineup, designed to help provide productivity and entertainment performance with mobility for consumers. Previously codenamed Bristol Ridge and Stoney Ridge, the seventh-generation AMD FX, A-series, and E-series accelerated processing...

AMD CEO Lisa Su shows a Zen-based CPU

CMC Magnetics obtains optical disc capacity booked until end of 2016

Jun 1, 20:07

Optical disc maker CMC Magnetics has obtained booming orders to fully occupy its production capacity until the end of 2016 because makers around the world have been forced out of the market. CMC has hiked quotes by 5-10% for orders in the second quarter, according to company chairman Robert Wong.

Robert Wong, CMC chairman

Micron launches 3D NAND SSDs

Jun 1, 13:05

Micron Technology has introduced a new lineup of 3D NAND flash SSDs - the 1100 SATA and 2100 PCIe NVMe SSDs - designed to address the storage demands of today's most challenging client computing platforms including Ultrabook and tablets as well as performance-oriented desktops and workstations. The...

The gaming notebook competition: Q&A with Jone Chang from Gigabyte notebook department

Jun 1, 09:52

Gaming notebooks have become the main focus of Gigabyte Technology's notebook department and despite increasing competition from first-tier brand vendors since 2015, the company is not concerned about demand for its products. Gigabyte has been in the gaming market for 30 years and its long-developed...

Jone Chang, Product Division Director of Gigabyte notebook department

Taiwan ultra-thin heat-pipe makers under price cut pressure

May 31, 20:32

Due to increasing competition for orders for ultra-thin copper-based heat-pipes used in smartphones, prices for pipes with a diameter of 0.4mm have dropped from US$1 in early 2016 to US$0.50 or even US$0.40 currently. Taiwan-based makers have been under pressure from smartphone vendors asking for further...

Computex looks to take on new identity

May 31, 08:51

This year's Computex Taipei 2016 will mark a turning point for Asia's biggest tradeshow, as Taiwan begins asserting itself as being not only the center of the global ICT supply chain but also as a key partner for building the global technology ecosystem and driving innovation. This new positioning...

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