Asustek sees smartphone business head towards recovery
Asustek Computer's smartphone business is expected to recover gradually thanks to strong demand for its new ZenFone 6 and the upcoming launch of its second-generation ROG Phone in the third quarter, according to company chairman Jonney Shih.
Moving out of China seems to be an irreversible trend for many IT products manufacturers at the moment. But where are they relocating? For Wistron, India is a key destination; for HHD vendors, their contract manufacturers are converging...
Wistron increasing investments in India
Wistron has been making new investments in India in the past couple of years and though the company currently still needs some more time to iron out differences with the Indian government, it still believes the country will become an enormous market with strong domestic demand driven by digitalization,...
HDD makers to scale up production in Thailand
Taiwan-based HDD manufacturers Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications and Quanta Storage have both moved to scale up their output in Thailand at the request of their major clients Seagate and Western Digital (WD), according to industry sources.
Inventec moving production lines out of China, but will not take sides in trade war, says chairman
Clients may be willing to pay for the expenses for manufacturing partners to move production out of China, but it remains to be seen how much longer such willingness is going to last, Inventec chairman Tom Cho has said in response to the escalating US-China trade war.
Wistron uses AI in defect inspection
Wistron has adopted AI technology to inspect defects of products at three of its factories and will extend such inspection to other plants, according to company senior software manger Liang Wei-quo.
The US-China trade war has prompted noteboon vendors increasing their inventory until their ODMs move their production lines out of China. This will may be good news for the ODMs in the short term, as demand from clients may drop in the...
The worldwide top-5 notebook brands saw their combined shipments rise 10% on month in May, a growth weaker than that of the same month a year ago. Although the US-China trade tensions have prompted notebook vendors to stock extra inventory, their efforts have been hampered by Intel's ongoing CPU shortages,...
With the US-China trade disputes lingering, notebook brand vendors have moved to increase orders for their supply chain partners in order to minimize any potential impact, according to sources from notebook makers.
Teco moves production from China for exports to US
Teco Electric & Machinery, to cope with possible impacts from the US-China trade disputes, has moved production form China for US-bound products, according to company chairwoman Sophia Chiu.
AR/VR device and solution providers are embracing the enterprise market by rolling out gadgets and solutions for industrial and commercial usage - a trend demonstrated by an array of products at the recently concluded AWE (Augmented World Expo) 2019.
The escalating US-China trade war is sending IT firms moving their manufacturing operations from China to avoid the tariffs imposed on Chinese products. But plant relocation is much easier said than done, as it is a complicated process...
Wistron looking to set up pilot line in US; Catcher eyeing Southeast Asia or Taiwan for new plant
Wistron is looking to set up a pilot line in the US, while chassis maker Catcher is planning to establish a new plant either in Taiwan or Southeast Asia.
The US-China trade war is disrupting IT supply chains and presenting three major challenges to makers trying to move production lines from China - difficulty in building complete logistics systems, a lack of assembly line and management personnel, and increase in operating cost.
Qualcomm expanding investments in Taiwan
Qualcomm has begun implementing its commitment to expanding investments in Taiwan, enhancing its collaboration with local companies and academic organizations after reaching a settlement over an anti-trust lawsuit with Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC), according to deputy science and technology...
A 122-member delegation from Taiwan attended the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit held June 10-12. TSMC chairman Mark Liu was also in Washington DC at the same time on a separate invitation by the US government.
Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$800.737 billion (US$25.84 billion) in January-April 2019, growing 0.76% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
Highlights of the day: Foxconn management change
Foxconn has introduced a new committee for collective management for the "post-Terry Gou era," as the chairman is stepping down soon to facilitate his bid for Taiwan's presidency. The company has also disclosed it has not seen clients...
Foxconn will leverage its global capacity deployments to fully support clients if they need to adjust production to counter market uncertainties arising from the protracted US-China trade war, according to Liu Yang-wei, general manager of the firm's semiconductor sub-group.
Taiwan-based notebook component makers at the moment have come up with two different approaches to shipping their products to ODMs, as they closely monitor the development of the US-China trade tensions, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Foxconn revving up development of IIoT, IoV, IoHT
Foxconn will leverage its core technologies such as industrial IoT (IIoT) to strengthen digital transformation and manage to become a provider of technology solutions associated with 8K+ 5G ecosystems in the AIoT era, according to Liu Yang-wei, general manager of the company's semiconductor sub-grou...
Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision) has unveiled a leadership overhaul, creating a new operations committee with nine senior executives to manage its operations and make strategic decisions, as chairman Terry Gou will step down while seeking to run in Taiwan's 2020 presidential election.
Notebook ODMs see shipments rise in May
Major notebook ODMs all saw their shipments pick up in May compared to a month ago, and expect volumes to continue rising in June, boosting their overall second-quarter totals by double-digit percentages sequentially.
Worldwide AIO PC shipments to drop further in 2019
Because of the US-China trade tensions and Intel's ongoing CPU shortages, worldwide all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments are expected to shrink 5% on year to arrive at only 12.8 million units in 2019, a weaker performance than expected previously, according to Digitimes Research's figures.
Taiwan ODMs expect server demand to pick up in 2H19
Taiwan-based ODMs, such as Quanta Computer, Wiwynn and Inventec, all expect demand for datacenter servers to pick up in the second half of 2019.
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 tablet market – 1Q 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics, global tablet shipments in first-quarter 2019 were down 12.9% on quarter, but up...
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...