Microsoft will cooperate with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) to promote smart manufacturing using its cloud computing services, AI technology and global ecosystem resources, according to Microsoft Taiwan.
Smart home gym equipment has been gaining significant sales momentum amid the pandemic, prompting international brand vendors in the segment to repeatedly increase orders with Taiwanese partners, according to supply chain sources in Taiwan.
Cybersecurity has become an increasingly major concern for the electric vehicle (EV) sector, as cars are going smarter, and the MIH Alliance will serve as a platform for cross-industry communications and exchanges to effectively tackle cybersecurity issues, according to William Wei, concurrently CTO...
Highlights of the day: DRAM prices rising
DRAM supply has already fallen short of demand with the chip shortages worsening. DRAM contract prices are expected to continue rising in second-quarter 2021. The coronavirus pandemic has decimated many industries, but the semiconductor...
The global supply of notebooks and other PCs will remain constrained all the way to the third quarter of this year as components continue to be in tight supply, according to Acer chairman and CEO Jason Chen.
Tatung has signed with Tangeng Advanced Vehicles for supplying 100 IE5 power systems, mainly consisting of motors and drivers, for use in electric buses produced by the latter.
Pegatron sees influx of notebook orders
Pegatron has seen robust demand for notebooks, and is still rushing to fulfill orders slated for delivery by the end of the first quarter, according to industry sources.
Foxconn invests in AutoCore.ai
Foxconn Electronics and others have jointly invested about CNY100 million (US$15.5 million) in AutoCore.ai, which is devoted to autonomous driving development, in pre-Series A funding round, according to Foxconn.
Denmark-based Universal Robots and Taiwan-based Techman Robot - the world's top-2 collaborative robot vendors - are both optimistic about global demand in 2021.
Highlights of the day: TSMC expanding 5nm capacity
TSMC is fast expanding capacity for 5nm process to meet strong demand from a host of heavyweight clients, including Apple, AMD and MediaTek. The foundry house's capacity for 5nm process is expected hike by one third in second-half 2021...
Taiwan 2021 economic growth may reach 5%, says TIER
Thanks to unexpected strong demand arising from the coronavirus pandemic and the US raising tariffs on China-made products, Taiwan's manufacturing industries, especially high-tech ones, have gained significant growth momentum, and Taiwan's 2021 GDP will grow by over 4% and likely by 5%, according to...
Wistron Group has forged a strategic alliance with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to jointly tap business opportunities arising from proliferating 5G and AI applications.
Lite-On Tech to hike capex 47% in 2021
EMS provider Lite-On Technology plans to budget NT$5 billion (US$178 million) in 2021 capex, increasing 47% from 2020, mainly for a new factory in southern Taiwan and overseas capacity expansions, according to company president Anson Chiu.
Fisker and Foxconn to collaborate on EV project
Fisker, a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles (EV) and mobility solutions, has announced it has entered into a MOU with Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai) supporting a project to develop a breakthrough EV.
Taiwan January export orders rise almost 50% on year
Taiwan-based makers received export orders totaling US$52.72 billion in January 2021, decreasing 12.9% sequentially but increasing 49.3% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
The frigid weather that halted production in the US state of Texas may prompt IDMs to mull adjusting outsourcing strategies. Seeking more support from manufacturing partners, particularly those in Taiwan, may be a way for IDMs to diversify...
Superior Plating to see profits surge in 2021
Superior Plating Technology (SPT), dedicated to metal surface treatment and electroplating processing, is expected to post significant profit growth in 2021 thanks partly to its entry into the supply chain for Intel's processors, as well as new orders for automotive electronics and aerospace applications,...
Acer will step up promotion of non-PC products including smart speakers, AI-based face identification solutions, digital signage and air purification systems in the Taiwan market in 2021, apart from strengthening PC shipments, according to SH Chang, COO at Acer Taiwan.
After hitting a new high in monthly shipments last month, the global top-5 notebook brands saw their combined shipments slip more than 10% sequentially in January due to seasonality and the fact that component shortages have shown no improvement.
Major chip vendors have been striving for support from production partners, and Qualcomm reportedly will even appoint a VP dedicated fully to working to secure capacity in Taiwan. Qualcomm and MediaTek are also said to be both stepping...
Server supply from Mexico, a major production hub for Taiwanese ODMs, is expected to be undermined by the recent frigid weather hitting the northern part of the country and the US state of Texas, according to sources from the upstream server supply chain.
Taiwan boosting development of electric public buses
Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), in line with the country's goal of completely replacing gasoline- and diesel-powered public buses with electric ones in 2030, is implementing a program to boost development of electric public buses.
Shuttle to boost presence in non-PC sectors
Shuttle has terminated its low-margin notebook OEM business, and is looking to enhance its presence in non-PC offerings, such as medical care IT products, according to company president Wei-Hsun Cheng.
MSI develops electric bus management solution
Micro-Star International (MSI) has worked with electric bus maker Master Transportation Bus Manufacturing to develop a hardware/software-integrated management solution for use by the latter's vehicles.
Server makers see healthy orders in 1Q21
Server shipments are expected to stay strong in the first quarter, thanks to robust orders from US-based cloud computing datacenter operators, according to sources from the server upstream supply chain.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 4Q 2020
Taiwan's TV shipments went up 9.8% sequentially and 12.3% on year to come to 9.52 million units in the fourth quarter of 2020...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 4Q 2020
Taiwan's small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments plunged 25.3% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2020 due to a significant...
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 4Q 2020
Taiwan's large-size LCD panel shipments grew 4.4% sequentially and 26.5% on year to come to 74.76 million units in the fourth...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2021
Taiwan-based makers' server-related revenues are expected to climb 7.6% on year in 2021, buoyed by growing demand from cloud...
China semiconductor industry: From 13th 5-year Plan to 14th 5-year Plan, 2015-2025
China government has always attached great importance to advances of the semiconductor sector, but semiconductors' vital role...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2021 and beyond
Global large-size LCD panel shipments will fall at a CAGR of -0.3% 2020 through 2025, while shipments of small-to-medium-size...