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  • Parpro chairman and president Johnny Liao
    Design, engineering and manufacturing service provider Parpro has completed expansion of its factory in Mexico, expecting business in econd-half 2019 to resume growth, according to company chairman and president Johnny Liao.
  • Epson has managed to become the top vendor of AR glasses
    Epson has managed to become the top vendor of AR glasses with a global market share of nearly 40% after having rolled out a spate of smart eyeglasses models, including Moverio series, incorporating the firm's Si-OLED micro display projection technology, according to industry sources.
  • Nvidia facing challenges from AMD, Intel in the graphics card market
    Nvidia's dominance in the discrete graphics card market is expected to see strong challenges from Intel and AMD beginning from 2021, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Asia Tech Image president Iris Wu
    Contact image sensor (CIS) module maker Asia Tech Image is expanding production capacity at its factory in Myanmar, with monthly capacity to increase to 1.11 million modules in third-quarter 2019, according to company president Iris Wu.
  • Motherboard and graphics card vendors are expected to see rising shipments in 2Q19
    Thanks to seasonality and new products from Nvidia, AMD and Intel, motherboard and graphics card vendors, particularly Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI), are expected to see rising shipments in the second half of 2019 though the extent of growth will be restrained by the US-China...
  • STL Technology
    Lithium-ion battery pack maker STL Technology will begin listing on Taipei Exchange, the over-the-counter (OTC) bourse, in mid-September 2019, according company chairman and CEO Chang Chung-chiu.
  • Nvidia has reported revenues for the second quarter ended July 28, 2019 reached US$2.58 billion, down from US$3.12 billion a year earlier but up from US$2.22 billion in the previous quarter.
  • CMC Magnetics has reported NT$204.7 million profit for 2Q19
    Blank optical disc maker CMC Magnetics has reported NT$204.7 million (US$6.52 million) in second-quarter 2019 net profit.
  • ATrack posted consolidated revenues of NT$20.9 million
    ATrack Technology has discloed it shipped over 10,000 4G-based GPS car-use tracking devices mainly to North America and Japan in first-half 2019.
  • CHT has teamed up with Thunder Tiger to complete the establishment UAS
    Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has teamed up with RC (remote-controlled) device and drone developer Thunder Tiger to complete the establishment of unmanned air systems (UAS) in Taiwan for emergency relief communication applications.
  • Intel CPU shortages will not fully ease until first-quarter 2020
    The US is delaying imposing 10% tariffs on some consumer electronics products from China, including notebooks and handsets, but the cloud of uncertainty created by the US-China trade war is still hovering over the IT industry. Taiwan-based notebook ODMs remain conservative about their shipments in...
  • Notebook ODMs are conservative about 2H19
    Compal Eletronics has warned that Intel CPU shortages remain a factor, along with the US-China trade war, affecting notebook shipments, with the ODM expecting a decline in the third quarter before a rebound in the fourth.
  • Qisda chairman and CEO Peter Chen
    EMS provider Qisda will invest NT$1.5 billion (US$47.8 million) to add smart production lines for LCD displays, communication modules and optical devices at its existing factory in northern Taiwan to cope with the US-China trade war, according to company chairman and CEO Peter Chen.
  • Asia Optical chairman Robert Lai
    Asia Optical has been developing F2.2 droplet lens modules for use in front cameras of all-screen smartphones with two potential clients and expects shipments to begin in first- or second-quarter 2020, according to company chairman Robert Lai.
  • Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX
    Samsung Electronics has introduced 108-megapixel (Mp) ISOCELL Bright HMX, claiming it is the first mobile image sensor in the industry to go beyond 100 million pixels.
  • EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.345 billion (US$493 million) for July, decreasing 4.97% sequentially and 1.03% on year.
  • Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.752 billion (US$794 million) for July, decreasing 2.59% sequentially but increasing 20.37% on year.
  • Darfon chairman Andy Su
    Keyboard and passive component maker Darfon Electronics saw green energy products' sales proportion rise to 10-15% in second-quarter 2019 and expects the proportion to climb to 16-20% in second-half 2019 and 25% in 2020, according to company chairman Andy Su.
  • The Western Europe printer and multifunction (MFP) market decreased by 6.1% in unit terms in the second quarter of 2019 compared with the same period a year ago to give a market size of 4.13 million units, according to IDC.
  • Huawei has resumed pulling in new orders for notebooks
    Huawei has resumed pulling in new orders for notebooks and also restarted the development of 5G-enabled notebook models, according to sources from the vendor's Taiwan-based supply chain.
  • Qisda said it will invest in the two firms
    EMS provider Qisda has disclosed it will invest NT$1.815 billion (US$57.8 million) to take about 35% stake in value-added ICT distributor Sysage Technology and another NT$172.5 million for about 20% stake in IP camera ODM Topview Optronics.
  • AMD
    AMD is expected to grab a larger share of the server market thanks to its newly launched EPYC server processor platform. Taiwan-based components suppliers are generally...
  • AMD second-generation EPYC server platform
    AMD, joined by an expansive ecosystem of datacenter partners and customers at a launch event, has introduced the second-generation AMD EPYC family of processors for enterprise, cloud and high-performance computing (HPC) workloads.
  • AMD releases new EPYC server platform
    AMD has launched its second-generation EPYC server processors manufactured using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) 7nm process technology, and the new platform is expected to raise AMD's share of the global server processor market to 10% in 2020, according to market sources.
  • New business opportunities arising from the new server transmission architecture of PCIe Gen 4
    As AMD has newly launched second-generation EPYC processors, dubbed Rome 7002 series, as the world's first 7nm x86 server CPUs that support PCIe 4.0, Taiwan-based CCL makers ITEQ and Elite Material (EMC) are poised to embrace new business opportunities arising from the new server transmission architecture...

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