Taiwan notebook ODMs see low order visibility for the first half of 2019, as the market is expected to continue to suffer from Intel's CPU shortages and uncertainties from the US-China trade war, according to industry sources.
Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated revenues totaling NT$2,109.441 billion (US$68.43 billion) in January-October 2018, growing 5.57% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
Smart machine boxes can be integrated with order management system to better monitor dynamic conditions at production lines and realize the true value of data collection and management associated with the boxes, according to JY Huang, vice president of Impelex Data Transfer, a Taiwan-based system integrator...
A Taiwan univeristy has unveiled a self-driving farming vehicle prototype jointly developed with Acer.
Overall revenues from Taiwan's server sector are expected to rise over 20% on year in 2018 with server shipments increasing over 10% on year, according to Digitimes Research figures. For 2019, Taiwan's server shipments will pick up another 7% on year.
Taiwan November export value down
Taiwan's exports totaled US$27.81 billion in November 2018, dropping 5.9% sequentially and 3.4% on year, while the month's imports reached US$23.16 billion, falling 11.6% sequentially but rising 1.1% on year, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII) vice chairman Jay Lee has noted that smart manufacturing is not meant to solve problems after they happen, but to foresee and predict the occurrence of problems.
As part of its taxation reforms, China will transfer the responsibility of collecting social insurance charges to tax bureaus to build a unified tax collection system, starting January 1, 2019. The move is expected to push up the personnel cost of manufacturing industries in China, according to industry...
Lens module maker Newmax Technology has reported increased sales for November, while fellow company Genius Electronic Optical, per request from Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE), has announced its profit performance for October.
Worldwide spending on robotics systems and drones to total US$115.7 billion in 2019, says IDC
Worldwide spending on robotics systems and drones will total US$115.7 billion in 2019, an increase of 17.6% over 2018, according to IDC. By 2022, this spending will reach US$210.3 billion with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.2%.
Notebook makers are expected to raise the adoption of soft-package li-polymer battery modules to 80% of all their machines in 2019 from over 50% in 2018, in line with rising demand for thinner and lighter form factors, according to industry sources.
Trade tensions between the US and China may not seem to have a direct impact on the semiconductor industry, but subsequent developments of the row - if the two giants fail to make peace - will certainly have profound impact on the chipmaking sectors in both countries, Digitimes Research believes.
The trade war between the world's two economic giants has lasted over a year since the US Trade Representative Office initiated in August 2017 a Section 301 investigation into imports from China. But it is difficult for both sides to resolve the trade conflicts, judging from the differences between...
Though the US and China have agreed a 90-day suspension on new tariffs, Taiwan-based ODMs are still being pushed by their brand clients to establish production capacity outside of China to lower the risk from the trade war, according to sources from ODMs.
Tongati Machine & Tool has disclosed that considering possible impact of the US-China trade war, it plans to construct a factory in Southeast Asia.
Qisda-BenQ eyeing medical care business
Qisda-BenQ Group has been actively developing medical care business in Taiwan and China and will extend its efforts to Southeast Asia, according to Harry Yang, vice president for Qisda's Medical Devices Products Group.
Not everybody owns the "entrepreneurship DNA," and not too many people would choose to choose to create startups, according to Dan Shechtman, an Israeli materials scientist who was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. But all employees can embrace the concept of intrapreneurship to boost their...
Taiwan 3Q18 economic growth estimated at 2.27%
Taiwan's economic growth rate for third-quarter 2018 is estimated at 2.27%, 0.09pp lower than 2.36% forecast in August 2018, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
Da-Yeh University in central Taiwan has developed a smart control technology that can automatically adjust 3D printing parameters in accordance with temperature changes in external environment, and adjust printing speed.
An academia-industry collaboration project backed by major research bodies in Taiwan and promoted by the country's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has borne significant fruits, having helped academic talent set up 13 tech startups in addition to 70 R&D achievements in various fields,...
It is unrealistic to think that Southeast Asia can completely replace China as the world's manufacturing hub, but an ecosystem of manufacturers spread across different countries will be a more likely scenario in the future, according to Pegatron chairman TH Tung.
ECS to set up new factory site in Southeast Asia
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) will set up its second factory site in Southeast Asia with volume production expected to begin in March or April 2019, according to company general manager Yang Lung Kuang.
STSP promoting development of DIY AI, robotic efforts
The Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) has held recently a Maker community event under the theme of "Maker Builds the Future" to demonstrate the do-it-yourself (DIY) efforts developed at its AI-Robot workshop.
Delta Electronics announces partnership with Codesys
Delta Electronics has announced during SPS IPC Drives 2018 a new partnership with 3S-Smart Software Solution, a member of the Codesys Group and creator of the IEC 61131-3 industrial software Codesys.
To accelerate the development of communication infrastructure for mechanical networking to support Industry 4.0 applications amid the lack of unified communication standards, Taiwan businesses in the fields of IC packaging and testing, LCD panels, optoelectronics, PCB and solar energy have rushed to...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2018
Taiwan's LCD monitor shipments grew 6.3% sequentially and 7.5% on year to reach 22.35 million units in the third quarter.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2018
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments increased 11.4% sequentially, but down 3.1% on year to arrive at 8.52 million units in the third quarter...
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2018
Taiwan's handset shipments increased 5.5% sequentially, but dropped 6.8% on year to come to 21.8 million units in the third...
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