IT components, peripherals
  • Qisda chairman and CEO Peter Chen
    EMS provider Qisda has achieved growth by investing in firms whose businesses complement its own, with its 2018 consolidated revenues reaching a record at NT$4.576 billion (US$149 million), according to company chairman and CEO Peter Chen.
  • china
    In efforts to mitigate impacts of US trade sanctions against Huawei and tariff hikes on Chinese imports, the China government has instructed domestic enterprises to purchase more from local tech firms and source more ICs, materials and equipment from Taiwan supply chains, according to industry sourc...
  • Giant Manufacturing expects to ship 600,000 electric bicycles in 2019, growing nearly 20% on year, according to the company.
  • Actron chairman and CEO MK Lu (right) and president George Wu
    Automotive rectifier diode maker Actron Technology is constructing a factory in Taiwan to produce MOSEFT and IGBT for use in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid EVs, with completion scheduled for year-end 2020 and production to begin in first-quarter 2021, according to the company.
  • huawei
    Huawei has been piling up inventory since around the end of 2018, according to industry sources in Taiwan. Inventory levels at the China-based vendor should be able to sustain its shipments until the end of 2019, the sources continued.
  • Teco at Taiwan Expo 2019 in India
    Teco Electric & Machinery exhibited several products at Taiwan Expo 2019 in India, an annual exhibition organized by government-sponsored Taiwan External Trade Development Council, in New Delhi during May 16-18, according to the company.
  • LG develops AI chip

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    As part of its strategy to accelerate the development of AI devices for the home, LG has developed its own artificial intelligence (AI) chip with proprietary LG Neural Engine to mimic the neural network of the human brain to improve the processing of deep learning algorithms.
  • The latest tariff hikes by the US on Chinese goods from 10% to 25% will not have significant impacts on Taiwan's US-bound shipments of motherboards and graphics cards, according to industry sources.
  • Lithium-ion battery module maker Simplo Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.417 billion (US$467 million), gross margin of 9.60%, net operating profit of NT$750.8 million, net profit of NT$600.1 million and net EPS of NT$3.24 for first-quarter 2019.
  • EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has disclosed its first-quarter 2019 gross margin, net operating profit and net profit all declined.
  • Qisda's production lines with collaborative robots and workers
    EMS provider Qisda has disclosed it has seen 74% in improvement in production efficiency from adopting collaborative robots for production lines at its factory in northern Taiwan, with about 30 workers originally assigned for a production line reduced to 12-15 ones.
  • ev battery
    China-based lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery makers Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) and Hefei Guoxuan High-tech Power Energy will set up overseas plants making batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), according to industry sources.
  • Google, striving to provide AI-based accessibility services as one of its core missions, has unveiled three accessibility projects that help people with disabilities at its just-concluded annual developer conference, as part of the firm's efforts to develop new products and features for its next billion...
  • Acter chairman CL Liang
    Taiwan's clean room engineering specialist Acter is gearing up to fulfill orders which have been deferred for 2-3 quarters, as well as demand from Taiwan's semiconductor and electronics supply chains relocating their production lines from China to Southeast Asia to counter the US-China trade war, according...
  • EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$13.535 billion (US$439 million) for April, decreasing 8% sequentially and 18.31% on year.
  • Foxconn chairman Terry Guo
    Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced six candidates for the company's new board of directors with incumbent chairman Terry Guo being one of them.
  • POS device makers Flytech Technology and Posiflex Technology have reported first-quarter 2019 consolidated revenues of NT$1.435 billion (US$46.5 million) and NT$2.288 billion, respectively, with their respective EPS reaching NT$1.40 and NT$1.50.
  • At a recent company investors meeting, Intel announced plans to start shipping its volume 10nm client processor in June and shared first details on its 7nm process technology.
  • notebook
    About 10 notebooks built to Intel's Project Athena design specifications will be unveiled at the upcoming Computex 2019 later in May, and are expected to hit market shelves in the second half of 2019, according to company sources.
  • EMS provider Qisda has reported its first-quarter 2019 gross margin reached 13.34%, the highest quarterly level since 2013.
  • Keyboard, CCM (compact camera module) and video image device maker Chicony Electronics has reported net profit of NT$1.647 billion (US$53.4 million) for first-quarter 2019, rising 180.53% on year to hit a quarterly record.
  • Notebook shipments expected to rise in 2Q19
    Intel has informed notebook clients that it will start shipping entry-level processors in June, partially easing the shortages that have long hit device vendors, according to industry sources.
  • Unitech Printed Circuit Board has been ramping up rigid-flex PCB shipments for Apple's AirPods 2, the order visibility for which has extended through early 2020 at least, according to industry sources.
  • Asustek returns profitable
    Asustek Computer has reported net profit of NT$2.19 billion (US$70.7 million) for the first quarter of 2019, a significant improvement from a net loss of NT$2.82 billion seen in the previous quarter, although the figures were still down 8% from a year earlier.
  • notebook chassis
    Metal chassis plants in Kunshan, China are seeing customers seeking supplies elsewhere, as they have been ordered to suspend production pending local government inspections since an explosion hit one of them, according to industry sources.

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