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  • Taiwan-based connector maker Foxlink is shifting its manufacutring out of China, moving some production lines to Yangon, Myanmar and some back to Taiwan to minimize the impact of the US tariffs and rising labor costs, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times said.
  • Xilinx Developer Forum 2018 held in Beijing
    At its recent forum in Beijing, Xilinx introduced its FPGA-based acceleration solutions designed for artificial intelligence (AI) and data center applications. Dubbed Alveo, the acceleration board products are being supported by Xilinx' ecosystem partners including China-based tech giants Huawei and...
  • The government in Taiwan is actively promoting development of autonomous driving and expects to have its draft statute governing the experiment of unmanned vehicle tech innovations clear the legislative floor in time for implementation in early 2019. But Taiwan's academic sector maintains new-generation...
  • Office automation machine distributor Aurora has launched a cloud-based employee attendance administration system integrating facial recognition and human resource management solutions.
  • BenQ ESCO is showcasing an IoT-based smart energy management system at 2018 Taipei 101 Smart Trend taking place October 16-19.
  • Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has signed letters of intent with National Taiwan University (NTU) Hospital, VtR Inc and Ingrowth Biotech to jointly set up a precision medicine and clinical translation R&D center, a platform and supply chain to create personalized...
  • Taiwan startup NextDrive has recently announced the latest application of its cube devices, a smart IoT gateway, to remote-control smart locking system developed in cooperation with Rohm Semiconductor and OHGA SmartThings, which is expected to generate new business opportunities in Taiwan's smart home...
  • Amazon is likely to launch in 2019 a versatile robot integrating cloud service, big data, smart voice, IoT, AI and even 5G technologies, which is expected to serve as the web giant's secret weapon for outracing its rivals in developing innovative smart devices, according to Taiwan supply chains sour...
  • Vivotek chairman Owen Chen
    IP surveillance camera maker Vivotek has become a founding member of Open Security & Safety Alliance, a non-profit and non-stock corporation that aims to create a framework outlining a common standardized platform for security and safety solutions, according to the Taiwan-based company's chairman...
  • InforCharge wireless charging station
    Taiwan-based wireless charging solution provider InforCharge has expanded its business reach to the multimedia advertisement area and has adopted artificial intelligence (AI) facial recognition technology to maximize the benefits of advertisements.
  • Canon PowerShot SX740 HS
    Canon has introduced PowerShot SX740 HS digital MILC to Taiwan at a recommended retail price of NT$11,990 (US$388).
  • Largan Precision CEO Lin En-ping
    Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported net EPS of NT$133.38 (US$4.35) for January-September.
  • Smartphone-use lens module maker Genius Electronic Optical has reported consolidated revenues of NT$787.4 million (US$25.7 million) for September, shrinking 4.33% sequentially and 14.63% on year.
  • Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.613 billion (US$706 million) for September, hitting a monthly record for the second consecutive time with growth of 0.72% sequentially and 4.16% on year.
  • Asustek has seen difficulties improving its business in 2H18
    Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$40.21 billion (US$1.28 billion) for September, rising 19% on month, but dropping 11% on year. Consolidated revenues for the third quarter increased 14% sequentially to arrive at NT$102.7 billion, whch however represents a 10% drop compared...
  • The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has stepped up efforts trying to accommodate Taiwan-based makers moving their production lines back from China amid the escalating US-China trade war, according to government officials.
  • Digital camera makers Asia Optical and Altek, and optical lens supplier Kinko Optical have reported decreased consolidated revenues for September.
  • PC keyboard and CCM (compact camera module) maker Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.584 billion (US$280 million) for September, the second highest-ever monthly level next only to NT$8.67 billion for August 2018.
  • Own-brand compressor maker Lida Holdings has reported consolidated revenues of NT$616.7 million (US$20.1 million) for September, declining 3.51% on month and 18.01% on year.
  • EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$19.298 billion (US$630 million) for September, increasing 3.79% sequentially but decreasing 2.79% on year.
  • 9th Gen Intel Core desktop processors
    Intel has announced its 9th Gen Core desktop processors, including the gaming i9-9900K. It has also introduced the new Intel Core X-series processors and the Xeon W-3175X.
  • Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.238 billion (US$302 million) for September, the second highest-ever September level with growth of 10.70% sequentially.
  • Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.193 billion (US$104 million) for September, the highest-ever monthly level with inceases of 7.97% sequentikally and 4.97% on year.
  • Smartphone-use lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.518 billion (US$180 million) for September, the highest monthly level since December 2017 with inceases of 0.19% sequentially and 1.38% on year.
  • A growing number of Taiwan-based IT product makers, which are relocating their production in China back to Taiwan or other places in Southeast Asia amid escalating US-China trade tensions, may see weaker results in fourth-quarter 2018 and first-half 2019, industry observers have warned.

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