Pegatron reportedly plans to set up a new plant in Vietnam as part of its plans to ramp up its overseas production in 2020, likely to produce styluses for Samsung's smartphones.
The just-concluded CES 2020 has witnessed diverse new tech innovations and applications, such as wearable devices focusing more on diverse health monitoring, AR/VR gears incorporating AI and 8K technologies, and AIoT-driven smart home, providing new development directions and business opportunities...
Wistron ramping up iPhone production in India
Wistron plans to start ramping up output, including smartphones, from its third plant in India after kicking off trial production at the plant in November 2019, according to company chairman Simon Lin.
Apple is likely to extend the adoption of glowing scissor switch keyboards to its new iPad lineup, with prospects of continuing such design for the comprehensive lineups of its notebook and tablet products in the future, according to industry sources.
Highlights of the day: IT firms gearing up for 2020
IT firms worldwide are taking aggressive actions for their businesses in 2020 with some adopting strategies to defend its market status such as Intel, which is looking to cut its PC processor prices in the second half of 2020 to attract...
Inventec expects 10% revenue expansion in 2020
Taiwan-based ODM Inventec expects each of its three major product lines to register about 10% revenue expansion in 2020 and a higher growth in 2021, with plans to simultaneously expand production capacity at its plants in Taiwan, Czech, Mexico and Malaysia, according to company chairman Tom Cho.
Inventec Appliances is expected to obtain more orders for Apple's AirPods in 2020 thanks to the availability of additional capacity after the firm's new plant in Nanchang, China's Jiangxi province, comes online later in the year, according to industry sources.
There will be hidden concerns about Taiwan's economic development if high-level scientific research talent is not sufficient, according to Liang-gee Chen, minister of science and technology.
Pegavision expanding contact lens production capacity
Pegavision, Pegatron's subsidiary maker of contact lenses, is expanding production capacity in Taiwan to meet increased demand, according to industry sources.
Huawei revs up cloud, AI as core business
China's telecom equipment giant Huawei has newly upgraded its Cloud & AI business unit as its fourth business group (BG) parallel in status to carrier, enterprise and consumer BGs, signaling the firm's efforts to hone its cloud and AI business.
GKN Automotive and Delta Electronics collaborate for next-generation eDrive technology
GKN Automotive, a supplier of electric drive, all-wheel drive and driveline technology and systems, and Delta Electronics, a provider of power and thermal management solutions, have announced their joint development to accelerate next generation integrated 3-in-1 eDrive systems of power classes from...
Cell battery makers keen on capacity ramps to meet rising demand from TWS earbud sector
A number of lithium-ion battery makers in Germany, China and Taiwan are mulling expanding their production capacities for button cells to cash in on increasing demand from the TWS (true wireless stereo) headset sector, according to industry sources.
PC market still full of opportunities: Q&A with Frank Soqui, VP of Client Computing Group and GM of Gaming Division at Intel
Intel currently still holds an 80% share in the global PC market, but the growth of the CPU giant's PC platform business has weakened, thanks to prolonged shortages of its processors amid keen competition from AMD, who has TSMC's advanced manufacturing process support.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed it is in discussions with Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) regarding the potential creation of an equal joint venture to develop and manufacture in China new generation battery electric vehicles (EV) and engage in the IoV (Internet of Vehicles) busin...
As the auction of 5G spectrums in Taiwan has reached an end, telecom carriers' high bidding prices are expected to prompt them to accelerate the adoption of x86 servers in their equipment sets to save costs, according to sources from telecom carriers.
Compal expects non-notebook shipments to surge in 2020
Compal Electronics expects its notebook shipments to register only flat growth on year in 2020, but shipments of its non-notebook products such as wearables, smart home devices, automotive electronics, servers and networking devices, will enjoy a double-digit increase, according to Compal president...
AP Plasma develops AI-based technology for shoemaking
Taiwanese startup AP Plasma has developed AI-base low-temperature air plasma technology for use in automated surface bonding of soles to shoes, according to company chairman and president Jango Chang.
Compal constructing second plant in Vietnam
Compal Electronics will see its Vietnam-based plant soon run at full capacity, and is therefore constructing a new plant in the country with additional capacity to come online by the end of this year, according to the Taiwan-based ODM.
Intel CPU shortages likely to persist through end-2020
Shortages of Intel's PC processors are likely to persist through the end of 2020, prompting notebook makers to adopt AMD's chips in more of their notebooks including business models, according to industry sources.
The New Kinpo Group expects its operation to see a double-digit percentage growth on year in 2020 and many of the group's subsidiaries will be going public beginning this year, according to group CEO Simon Shen.
Hinge makers budget higher capex for 2020
Taiwan-based hinge makers including Shin Zu Shing (SZS) and Jarllytec both will spend more to expand their production capacities this year, according to the companies.
Although World Trade Organization (WTO) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) both expect the US, Japan and Europe to suffer from weakening economy in 2020, several Taiwanese industrial sectors are expected to remain unaffected thanks to strong demand from the 5G and AI markets, according to Taiwan's...
ASMedia remains major chipset partner of AMD
ASMedia Technology has reportedly secured orders for AMD's 500- and 600-series chipsets, which will buoy the Taiwan-based chipmaker's sales performance in 2020 and 2021, according to industry sources.
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2019
Taiwan makers shipped 14.21 million handsets in third-quarter 2019, up 3% sequentially but down 34.8% on year.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2019
Taiwan's TV maker shipped a total of 7.39 million LCD TVs in the third quarter, up 3.2% sequentially.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued to grow on-year in the third quarter of 2019 at 5.8% to arrive at 23.73 million units.
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...
Mini/micro LED: Challenges and opportunities in the display industry
Mini LEDs and micro LEDs are expected to become improved backlighting solutions that can significantly enhance displays' quality...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments are estimated to drop from 2020 to 2024, while large-size ones will continue...