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  • Optical lens makers Asia Optical, Kinko Optical and Newmax Technology have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.65 billion (US$53.6 million), NT$299.2 million and NT$150.9 million respectively for November.
  • Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.126 billion (US$718 million) for November, the highest-ever monthly level with growth of 3.88% sequentially and 4.80% on year.
  • 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).
  • EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.732 billion (US$543 million) for November, decreasing 4.94% sequentially and 9.69% on year.
  • Airoha CEO David Chang (left) and UnlimiterHear chairman Kuo Ping Yang
    UnlimiterHear, a Taiwan-based hearing technology specialist, has teamed up with Airoha Technology to develop Bluetooth chips for hearing aids.
  • The government in Taiwan, quite concerned about the future development of small- and medium-sized IC design houses in the country, is seeking to leverage academic forces to help them develop AI edge technologies and foster first-class design talent in the next few years through a US$132 million Taiwan...
  • Although Taiwan-based optical lens suppliers have been expanding production capacities amid growing competition from China makers, there will not be oversupply as demand is growing sharply, according to Jones Chen, chairman of Genius Electronic Optical (GEO).
  • Mobvoi founder and CEO Li Zhifei
    New-generation man-machine interaction in the post-smartphone era will be dominated by mobile + voice, with voice-control mobile devices to enjoy huge sales opportunities, according to Li Zhifei, founder and CEO of China AI startup Mobvoi.
  • Foxconn chairman Terry Guo
    Foxconn Group chairman Terry Guo has urged businesses to play a role in balancing US-China trade, disclosing that his company will begin helping import more quality products to China.
  • Keyboard and CCM (compact camera module) maker Chicony Electronics and its power supply subsidiary Chicony Power Technology have reported November consolidated revenues of NT$8.165 billion (US$265 million) and NT$2.707 billion respectively, the former decreasing 0.90% sequentially but increasing 13.91%...
  • Synergy chairman and president Hsing Hsueh-kun (second from right)
    Li-ion battery and Li-ion polymer battery maker Synergy ScienTech was listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) at an initial price of NT$18 (US$0.58) per share on December 5, according to the company.
  • Brinno chairman and CEO David Chen
    Time-lapse camera maker Brinno has secured procurement of MAC series time-lapse surveillance cameras used in outdoor security monitoring from the governments of Fukushima and Aichi Prefectures, both in central Japan, according to the company.
  • Largan Precision CEO Lin En-ping
    Largan Precision on December 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.008 billion (US$130 million) for November, the lowest monthly level since May 2018, decreasing 23.08% on month and 28.57% on year.
  • Nvidia Titan RTX graphics card
    Nvidia has introduced the Titan RTX, its top-end desktop GPU, providing performance for AI research, data science and creative applications.
  • The combined augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) headset market grew 9.4% on year in the third quarter of 2018, according to IDC. The VR headset market returned to growth in the third quarter of 2018 after four consecutive quarters of decline and now makes up 97% of the combined market.
  • Taiwan startup iStaging, a developer of AR and VR technologies, is devoted to developing VR content generation software, utilizing AI to turn 2D patterns into 3D ones and upgrade image auto stitching process, so as to help lower the threshold for the user-generated VR content, according to the firm's...
  • Seiko Epson has unveiled three continuous ink inkjet MFPs, Epson L5190, L5196 and L3116, and a continuous ink inkjet printer, Epson L1110, in Taiwan.
  • 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%.
  • Infineon Technologies has recently released its CoolGaN devices, which have attracted orders from Eltek, a Delta Electronics Group company, for datacenter and server applications, according to industry sources.
  • Ultra-thin notebooks are boosting demand for li-polymer battery module
    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.
  • 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...
  • ATrack to begin shipping 4G LTE trackers to Canada
    GPS tracker device maker ATrack Technology has won a bid to supply its 4G LTE satellite positioning trackers to one of the top-three power companies in Canada with shipments to start soon, according to company sources.
  • Quanta aggressively pushing into 5G business
    Although PC sales in the second half of 2018 have been seriously undermined by Intel's CPU shortages, the cloud computing server market has been little affected, with Quanta Computer and Wiwynn both saying they have not seen any impact on their white-box server businesses.
  • Tongati Machine & Tool has disclosed that considering possible impact of the US-China trade war, it plans to construct a factory in Southeast Asia.
  • Harry Yang, vice president for Qisda's Medical Devices Products Group
    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.

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