Wiwynn to report robust 2018 sales
White-box server and storage equipment maker Wiwynn, a subsidiary of Wistron, is expected to enjoy robust revenue growth in 2018 driven by growing orders for data centers, according to some market watchers.
IC foundries, and PC and handset manufacturers continue to encounter rising costs of components and materials, and will see their gross margins come under downward pressure in 2018, according to industry sources.
Tencent leads in AI deployments, says HK expert
While global tech giants including Amazon, Google and Microsoft are aggressively developing AI (artificial intelligence) applications, China's web giant Tencent has actually outperformed them with the deepest deployments in the field, Gerardo Salandra, chairman of the Artificial Intelligence Society...
For self-driving vehicles, sensing devices should include V2X (vehicle to everything) systems in addition to radar sensors, LiDAR (light detection and ranging) sensors and vision monitoring systems (cameras), according to the Information and Communication Research Laboratories (ICL) under the Taiwan...
Despite escalating trade tensions between China and the US, many China exhibitors at the 2018 Global Sources Consumer Electronics in Hong Kong are optimistic that their revenues for 2018 will expand by at least 10% on year thanks to the incorporation of innovative technologies into their new products...
HK IT trade shows attract over 3,500 exhibitors
The 2018 Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and International ICT Expo jointly taking place in Hong Kong during April 13-16 feature over 3,500 exhibitors from 25 countries and areas, according to the organizer Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).
Compal crossing into medical market
Compal Electronics' biomedical research subsidiary has recently partnered with a university in southern Taiwan to establish an animal hospital, providing services including computer tomography scan, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography.
Advantech sets up branch office in Vietnam
Industrial PC company Advantech has set up a branch office in Vietnam through a joint venture with system integrator partner TechPro.
Taiwan's automotive electronics maker Mobiletron is showcasing its latest in-house developed active battery balancing management technology, high energy density power battery pack and smart high-voltage energy storage system at the AutoTronics Taipei 2018 running April 11-14 at the Nangang Exhibition...
EPTech begins EV pilot production
Taiwan-based electric vehicle (EV) maker Electric Power Technology (EPTech) has recently begun pilot production for its new EV in China.
Pegatron March revenues increase
Pegatron has announced consolidated revenues of NT$82.99 billion (US$2.82 billion) for March, rising 8.01% on month and 11.22% on year with its first-quarter 2018 consolidated revenues rising 17.53% on year to come to NT$280.89 billion.
Foxconn posts revenue growth for March
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$349.15 billion (US$11.95 billion) for March 2018 representing increases of 25.7% sequentially and 2.2% on year. The company's consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2018 were NT$1.02 trillion, up 5.22%...
Taiwan speeding up quantum computer development
Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology will kick off a quantum computer development project in mid-April, seeking to pool the R&D resources of the domestic semiconductor sector to develop quantum components fabrication processes, promote the progress of quantum computing, communication and...
Wistron reports EPS of NT$0.34 for 1Q18
Wistron has registered consolidated revenues of NT$70.29 billion (US$2.39 billion) for March, up 4.35 on month and 9.31% on year, with EPS of NT$0.29, while its first-quarter consolidated revenues went up 28.89% on year to arrive at NT$217.05 billion with EPS reaching NT$0.34.
Quanta reports steady performance in March
Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$71.85 billion (US$2.45 billion) for March, up 11.75% on month, but down 2.65% on year with consolidated revenues for the first quarter slipping 3.1% on year to come to NT$220.93 billion.
Hiwin, Mitsubishi Electric jointly showcasing factory automation solution at CCMT 2018
The Hiwin Group and Mitsubishi Electric are jointly exhibiting a co-developed integrated solution for factory automation at China CNC Machine Tool Fair (CCMT) 2018 in Shanghai during April 9-13.
Delta Electronics sees increased March revenues
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.558 billion (US$636 million) for March, growing 38.76% sequentially and 0.50% on year.
Notebook ODMs see March revenues rise over 30%
Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics and Inventec both saw their March revenues surge more than 30% sequentially as shipments started picking up at the end of the first quarter.
Taiwan gearing up to create first startup unicorn
Taiwan is gearing up to improve investment environment for startups to facilitate the establishment of at least 10,000 startups to drive industrial upgrades and transformations, while also seeking to create the country's first unlisted startup unicorn with market valuation of over US$1 billion in the...
Taiwan March export value hits record
Taiwan's March 2018 export value totaled US$29.99 billion, the highest-ever monthly level with growth of 34.1% sequentially and 16.7% on year, while the corresponding import value reached US$23.99 billion, up 23.3% sequentially and 10.4% on year, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
GIT becomes Taiwan sales agent for Nano Dimension
General Integration Technology (GIT), a 3D printing and scanning hardware/software sales agent under the Aurora Group, has become a sales agent for Israel-based 3D printing developer Nano Dimension in the Taiwan market mainly, according to Aurora.
The 2nd AI Expo, held April 4-6 at Tokyo Bight Sight as Japan's largest artificial intelligence exhibition and conference, showcased a much greater diversity of the latest AI applications and solutions from 300 exhibitors and scored a larger visitor turnout of over 50,000, compared to 147 exhibitors...
Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Ennoconn has announced to invest NT$5.34 billion (US$182.09 million) to acquire 90.5 million shares or a 51.12% stake of turnkey solution provider Marketech International at a price of NT$59 per share via open tender.
Electric Power Tech developing driverless cars
Taiwan-based Electric Power Technology (EPTECH), dedicated to manufacturing electric cars and medical devices, is actively developing autonomous driving technology, and it has shipped two Level 2 automatic-driving small cars back to Taiwan from its China plant to undergo function adjustment for trial...
StarVR approved to list on Taiwan emerging stock market
StarVR, a VR device joint venture between Acer and Sweden-based Starbreeze, has obtained approval from the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) to list on the local Emerging Stock Board.
Global server market – 4Q 2017
Worldwide server shipments reached 3.66 million units (based on motherboards shipped) in the fourth quarter of 2017, accounting...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 4Q 2017
Taiwan makers share of worldwide monitor shipments rose slightly in 2017, as their Korea-based competitors became less interested...
Taiwan handsets – 4Q 2017
Taiwan's handset shipments grew significantly in 2017 because of strong orders from HMD Global for Nokia-branded devices. HMD's...
Global AP market, 2017-2021
Digitimes Research estimates total shipments of smartphone application processors (AP) worldwide will grow 1.5% on year to 1.67...
Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2018
In 2018, global server shipments will grow 8.5% to reach 13.73 million units. Digitimes Research estimates server shipments...
China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020
This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers,...