IT components, peripherals
  • Demand for TWS devices is rising
    Acoustic component maker Concraft is set to land more windfall orders in the first quarter of 2020 as current market demand for true wireless stereo (TWS) devices launched by its clients has outpaced supply, according to company CFO Joe Huang.
  • Kiwi Campus founder Felipe Chavez Cortes
    Silicon Valley-based Kiwi Campus is a startup dedicated to operating a semi-autonomous robotic platform for delivering foods, beverages and groceries to consumers on college campuses and in neighboring communities. The company, attracted by Taiwan's sound business climate, robust hardware manufacturing,...
  • Memory sector sees demand recovering
    After a disappointing year, the momery industry is expected to recover in 2020, thanks to momentum coming from 5G-drivern demand. Memory module makers and their backend partners have already seen demand picking up, with memory chip vendors...
  • Wiwynn expects growing operation in 2020
    Wiwynn, a cloud computing server affiliate of Wistron, is optimistic about its business outlook for 2020 with plans to build more production lines at is plant in southern Taiwan, according to company CTO Sunlai Chang.
  • Apple expected to upgrade 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a scissor-switch keyboard
    Apple's new 13.3-inch MacBook Pro series slated for launch in the first half of 2020 will also feature a scissor-switch keyboard, a design found in its recently-introduced 16-inch MacBook Pro lineup, according to industry sources. ODM Wistron and Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), a provider of light...
  • Intel unveils new GPU architecture and oneAPI software stack
    Intel, addressing the increasing use of heterogeneous architectures in high-performance computing, has announced a new category of discrete general-purpose GPUs optimized for AI and HPC convergence.
  • Foxconn to serve as EV software-hardware integrator
    Foxconn Technology Group will mainly serve as a software and hardware system integrator in the supply chain of electric vehicles (EV), which will join smart healthcare and robotics as the company's three major domains for priority development to transform itself into a provider of technology services,...
  • Nvidia reports financial results for fiscal 3Q20
    Nvidia has reported that revenues for fiscal third-quarter 2020 (ended October 27, 2019) reached US$3.01 billion compared with US$3.18 billion a year earlier and US$2.58 billion in the previous quarter.
  • Catcher has seen orders from the smartphone sector continue ramping up
    Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology has seen orders from the smartphone sector continue ramping up, with the momentum likely to last into the first quarter of 2020, according to company chairman Allen Hung. Catcher is reportedly among the suppliers for Apple's iPhone 11 lineup.
  • GSEO has reported third-quarter 2019 net profit reached NT$1.301 billion
    Optical lens module maker Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO) has reported third-quarter 2019 net profit of NT$1.301 billion (US$42.6 million), hitting a quarterly record level and soaring 496.54% sequentially and 377.76% on year.
  • Intel Nervana NNP-T for AI applications
    Intel has demonstrated its Nervana neural network processors (NNP) for training (NNP-T1000) and inference (NNP-I1000) - Intel's first purpose-built ASICs for complex deep learning for cloud and datacenter customers. Intel also revealed its next-generation Intel Movidius vision processing unit (VPU)...
  • Foxconn Technology Group will step up transforming into a provider of technology services
    Foxconn Technology Group will step up transforming into a provider of technology services by deepening deployments in electric vehicle, smart heath care and robot industries while also strengthening development of core technologies including AI, semiconductor and 5G/6G mobile communications, according...
  • Foxconn chairman Young Liu (second from left)
    Foxconn Technology Group will give more priority to profit improvement with a goal of boosting its gross margin to 10% over the next 3-5 years, according to company chairman Young Liu.
  • Asustek expects sales drop for PC business in 4Q19
    Asustek Computer expects to post flat growth or an up to 5% sequential decrease in PC sales in the fourth quarter, while sales of its component products including motherboards and graphics cards will drop 5% on quarter.
  • Kioxia intros new PCIe 4.0 SSD series
    Kioxia (formerly Toshiba Memory) has announced that its lineup of PCIe 4.0 NVMe enterprise solid state drives (SSD) has achieved PCI-SIG compliance for PCIe 4.0 and University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) certification.
  • Brinno-developed time-lapse cameras
    Brinno has disclosed it has completed in-house R&D of a full range of ICs for time-lapse cameras, with entry-level models to start production in fourth-quarter 2019, and mid-range and high-end ones likely to come into production in first-half 2020.
  • Power Logic chairman Vincent Hsu
    Cooling fan maker Power Logic has seen orders for graphics cards pick up substantially in the second half of 2019, and expects the order pull-in momentum to carry on through 2020.
  • Hiwin has reported third-quarter 2019 net profit of NT$389 million
    Mechanical motion control component maker Hiwin Technologies released financial report for the third quarter of 2019 at a November 12 investor conference, with net profit of NT$389 million (US$12.7 million) being the lowest quarterly level since the second quarter of 2017.
  • Lite-On Tech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.646 billion for October
    EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.646 billion (US$480 million) for October, decreasing 10.86% sequentially and 16.79% on year.
  • AboCom has disclosed its monthly sales increased 19.78% on month and 20.55% on year
    Wireless networking solution provider AboCom System has disclosed its monthly sales increased 19.78% on month and 20.55% on year to hit a record high of NT$163 million (US$5.36 million) in October, driven by shipments of its VCSEL chips.
  • CarWink
    Taiwan-based startup InnoVart Design has developed a digital communication device, CarWink, allowing drivers to communicate with other drivers and vehicles behind them using texts and animations, according to company founder and CEO WC Chou.
  • Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$23.115 billion for October
    Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$23.115 billion (US$758 million) October, decreasing 1.27% on month but increasing 8.52% on year.
  • C-Tech expects to see orders for notebooks from its China-based partners rise significantly in 2020
    Taiwan-based battery pack maker C-Tech United expects to see orders for notebooks from its China-based partners rise significantly in 2020, while striving to diversify its offerings to include those for electric vehicles (EV).
  • Chicony Electronics has reported third-quarter 2019 consolidated revenues of NT$26.186 billion
    Keyboard and CCM (compact camera module) maker Chicony Electronics has relaesed third-quarter 2019 financial report, with consolidated revenues of NT$26.186 billion (US$858 million), gross profit of NT$5.009 billion, net operating profit of NT$2.508 billion and net profit of NT$1.655 billion hitting...
  • Qisda has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.333 billion for October
    EMS provider Qisda has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.333 billion (US$535 million) for October, hitting a monthly record for the second consecutive month with growth of 7.23% sequentially and 15.20% on year.

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