The 2019 BIO Asia-Taiwan International Conference and Exhibition will run July 24-28 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall, with 20 advanced biotech countries to set up national pavilions and many multinational pharmaceutical brands, medical materials suppliers and biotech service specialists to showcase...
Wiwynn positive about datacenter server demand in 2020
Datacenter server demand will be driven by the availability of Intel's Whitley server platform in 2020, according Wiwynn, a datacenter server making subsidiary of Wistron.
AWS grows supplier base
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has expanded its supplier base to include Wiwynn and Jabil with Wiwynn expected to begin supplying servers at the end of 2019, according to industry sources.
Manufacturers have to apply industrial AI to production lines to solve problems that have never been identified before, according to Jay Lee, vice chairman of Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII), a maker of networking devices for IIoT-based smart manufacturing.
Foxconn is not satisifed with its role as merely the biggest EMS provider in thew world, as its latest deployments have demonstrated its ambitions in building an ecosystem that includes semiconductor and brand businesses. Meanwhile, some...
Foxconn Technology Group, gearing up to build its own semiconductor ecosystem, is expected to activate a new round of acquisition deals to fill up the gaps in its supply chain, according to industry sources.
Taiwan's cooling module suppliers are set for robust growth in 2020 and beyond driven by demand for heatpipe- or vapor chamber (VC)-based heat dissipation solutions from the smartphone sector, according to industry sources.
Highlights of the day: Rosy 2H19?
For the IT industries, there are still many uncertainties, such as the outcome of the US-China trade talk, lying ahead for the rest of the year. TSMC's better-than-expected second-quarter sales may prompt optimism, but it remains to be seen whether its biggest client, Apple, can wow the market with...
Taiwan-based notebook makers all saw their shipments in June rise on month. Nevertheless, their shipment outlook for the second half of the year appears cautious.
Top executives from Taiwan's flat panel and IPC industries have called for more government support in terms of policy commitment and funding to facilitate the development of innovative display products and application technology for smart living.
The supply chain of servers and network communication devices has continued shifting their production out of China with Taiwan and North America being the two major choices for the relocations, according to sources from the server industry.
Highlights of the day: Notebook clients less keen to build up inventory in wake of US-China truce
The US and China m ay have entered into a truce to their trade war, but for Taiwan's notebook ODMs that means clients are now less eager to build up their inventory, affecting their shipments during the traditional peak season in the...
Foxconn sees revenues increase in 1H19
Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced first-half 2019 consolidated revenues rose 5.1% from a year earlier to NT$2.22 trillion (US$70.9 billion) with the amount in June increasing 3.2% on month and 1.71% on year to arrive at NT$396.54 billion.
Inventec has reported June revenues surged 16.7% sequentially, while other Taiwan-based ODMs are also expected to post substantial revenue increases for the month.
Taiwan June exports increase
Taiwan's exports reached a total value of US$28.39 billion in June 2019, the highest-ever for the month, with growths of 2.4% sequentially and 0.5% on year, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
Hiwin sees June revenues decrease on year
Mechanical motion control component and industrial robot maker Hiwin Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.084 billion (US$66.4 million) for June, increasing 1.91% sequentially but decreasing 22.75% on year.
ODMs and other suppliers engaged in the supply chain for Huawei's notebooks have disclosed that they will be informed in two weeks' time whether deliveries and developments for the Chinese client will resume.
Nintendo is said to have relocated a small portion of its Switch console manufacturing to Vietnam while still keeping most of its production lines in China, according to industry sources.
Foxconn Technology Group is likely to kick off construction of a 12-inch wafer fab in 2020 in Zhuhai, southern China in cooperation with the city government there, and will operate the plant as an IDM to satisfy the group's own demand for 8K, 5G and AI chip solutions, according to industry sources.
Microsoft corporate vice president Julia Liuson expects shortages of worldwide software development engineers to expand to one million in the next five years as the business opportunity of AIoT will shoot up.
Demand for collaborative robots is fast growing because they are safer to human workers than conventional industrial robots. But the priority given to safety, which is restricting collaborative robots' speed and efficiency, is deterring some makers from adopting them, according to Wang Liang-kuo, Epson...
Foxconn Technology Group has entered a new era after its new chairman Young Liu, who replaced Terry Gou, and a newly-formed nine-member operation committee officially took office July 1. But the new management team will face a spate of challenges over how to steer business upgrades and transformations...
Taiwan stepping up IT, AI, IoT talent training
The shortages of manpower in Taiwan's IT industry have worsened, fueled by the government's push for its "5+2" industrial innovation plan and its efforts to persuade Taiwanese companies to move back from China.
In 2018, 46.7% of Taiwan-based manufacturers undertook production in China (including Hong Kong) for exports, slipping 1.2pp on year, according to a sample survey of 2,734 companies conducted by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Despite the recent successful launch of Taiwan's Formosat-7 satellite constellation, some Taiwanese firms have felt disappointed that the space facility contains no crucial components made domestically, urging the government to help bring their products into the space, according to industry sources.
Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's handset shipments slipped 39.5% sequentially in the first quarter of 2019, while compared to the same quarter a year...
Already detrimental to Huawei's smartphone business, the US ban will impact the telecom and enterprise equipment market in the long run
With Huawei already stocking up on crucial components, the US Commerce Department's ban will not stop Huawei from providing...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments continued enjoying on-year growth in the first quarter of 2019, rising 5.6%.
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...