Taiwan market: Leica unveils 24-megapixel digital camera
Mar 6, 16:22
Germany-based Leica Camera AG on March 5 unveiled the M-P Edition "Safari" digital camera, for launch in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$380,000 (US$12,063), according to Taiwan sales agent Schmidt Marketing (Taiwan).
ECS February revenues rise 8% on year
Stockwatch - Mar 6, 15:15
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.422 billion (US$108.67 million)for February 2015, representing a 26.05% drop on month and 8.06% increase on year.
PC shipments in 1Q15 may fall over 20%, say upstream suppliers
Mar 6, 15:08
PC shipments so far in the first quarter of 2015 have been short of expectations because many vendors are still clearing inventories and demand in Europe and emerging markets including China and Southeast Asia is weak. Consequently, shipments in the quarter are likely to drop over 20% sequentially,...
WPG to acquire Genuine shares
Mar 3, 20:46
IC distributor WPG has announced plans to acquire 50% of Genuine C&C, a Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics distributor, for NT$14.50 (US$0.46) per share, or a total amount of NT$580 million.
Alibaba to set up venture capital fund in Taiwan
Mar 3, 14:21
China-based Alibaba Group has said it plans to set up a NT$10 billion (US$319 million) non-profit venture capital fund in Taiwan to finance local young entrepreneurs to build up a business on its e-commerce system.
MWC 2015: Acer showcasing new mobile devices
Mar 2, 15:28
Acer is showcasing its latest mobile products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 hosted from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain including the Liquid Leap+ wearable device, which is compatible with iOS, Android and Windows platforms and features a 1-inch touchscreen OLED screen and meets the IPX7 waterproof...
Compal 4Q14 net EPS hits 16-quarter high
Mar 2, 10:39
ODM Compal Electronics has released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2014, with net EPS of NT$1.01 the highest quarterly level since the first quarter of 2011.
Digitimes Research: Smart home segment proposes growth but lacks direction
Feb 26, 15:41
Within the Internet of Things (IoT) market the smart home segment is one of the most talked about areas. However, there currently lacks a mainstream standard, and vendors, content providers and other service providers are still trying to solidify plans on how to tackle the market and create business...
Amazon cuts tablet orders to Compal, Quanta Computer, says paper
Newswatch - Feb 25, 13:58
Amazon has reduced tablet orders released to Taiwan-based ODMs Compal Electronics and Quanta Computer by an estimated 30%, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing Taiwan-based supply chain makers as indicating.
Apple to invest EUR1.7 billion in new data centers in Europe
Feb 24, 12:26
Apple today announced a EUR1.7 billion (US$1.93 billion) plan to build and operate two data centers in Europe, each powered by 100% renewable energy. The facilities, located in County Galway, Ireland, and Denmark's central Jutland, will power Apple's online services including the iTunes Store, App...
Intel reportedly to delay launch of 14nm Skylake desktop CPUs
Feb 16, 15:54
Intel reportedly has informed its motherboard partners that it will delay the release of its 14nm Skylake desktop CPUs and corresponding 100-series chipsets to the end of August, compared to its original schedule set for the second quarter of 2015, according to sources in Taiwan's motherboard indust...
Asustek sees decreased 4Q14 profit
Feb 16, 11:36
Asustek Computer saw net profit of NT$4.509 billion (US$143 million) for the fourth quarter of 2014 decrease by 22.41% on quarter and by 20.77% on year mainly due to loss of NT$713 million from foreign exchange, the company said at an investors conference on February 13.
Worldwide camera lens market value worth US$4 billion in 2014, says Futuresource
Feb 13, 15:33
Worldwide demand for camera lens shipments, including kit and standalone (aftermarket) lenses reached 22.2 million units in 2014, which represented an annual drop of 13%, according to Futuresource Consulting. The value performance was better, standalone lenses fell by just 3% to US$3.9 billion at trade,...
Wistron optimistic about business prospects for 2015
Feb 12, 14:33
Notebook ODM Wistron is optimistic about the business prospects for 2015 as a steady economic recovery in the US will help offset a growth slowdown in China, according to company chairman Simon Lin.
Pegatron sales buoyed by iPhone 6 shipments
Feb 12, 11:24
Pegatron Technology saw its January revenues grow 3.28% sequentially and 28.98% on year to NT$118.05 billion (US$3.75 billion) mainly thanks to orders for the iPhone 6.
Worldwide projector shipments up 8% in 2014, says Futuresource
Feb 10, 15:23
Almost every country witnessed a rise in projector sales in 2014, with volumes for the year up 8% on year to 8.3 million units. The market benefitted from several factors: strong promotional sales around the World Cup; increased demand for SVGA products (not only in developing countries but also in...
Notebook ODMs see declines in January revenues
Feb 10, 12:07
Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec saw their revenues drop by double-digit percentages on month in January, with their sales likely to continue to decline in February before rebounding in March, according to industry sources.
Asustek sees decline in January revenues
Feb 9, 21:48
Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$34.97 billion (US$1.1 billion) for January, down 17.6% on month and 0.34% on year. The company pointed out that the results are expected since demand from China still has not yet recovered, while shipments to the US and Western Europe have...
Altek revenues down in January
Stockwatch - Feb 9, 14:46
Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$962 million (US$30.54 million) for January 2015, representing a 14.29% drop on month and 14.12% drop on year.
Pegatron reports increased revenues for January
Stockwatch - Feb 9, 14:37
Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$118.049 billion (US$3.75 billion) for January 2015, representing a 3.28% increase on month and 28.98% increase on year.
Tablet vendors taking new strategies to rekindle sales in 2015
Feb 6, 14:38
Tablet vendors are adopting measures to revive sales or reduce BOM (bill of materials) costs in 2015 in order to tide over their current difficulties caused by falling unit prices and tapering market demand, according to industry sources.
Inventec to set up production lines in India
Feb 4, 14:04
Inventec plans to set up production lines at a leased factory in Chennai, southern India, with production to begin at the end of the second or beginning of the third quarter of 2015, according to the company.
Apple PC shipments to grow 10-15% in 2015, say Taiwan makers
Feb 4, 11:55
Apple's PC shipment performance will beat the industry's average in 2015 as it did in 2014, and total shipments of its Mac-series notebooks and desktops are likely to grow 10-15% on year to 20-23 million units in 2015, from 19.59 million units shipped a year earlier, according to Taiwan-based supply...
Inventec sets up innovation incubation fund
Feb 3, 20:32
Notebook ODM Inventec has established an innovation incubation fund and aims to invest in 20 innovation teams in 2015, according to company chairman Richard Lee.