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Looking in-depth at the latest developments in production, sales, product design innovation, and technology advancements, as well as overall supply capabilities of Taiwan’s major export industries, these reports focus on machinery, auto parts, hardware, furniture, lighting and hardware etc. to keep global buyers and readers informed and better prepared to do business with Taiwan suppliers.

Hon Hai's September Revenue up 51% MoM to NT$415 Bn.

Fueled by strong shipments of iPhone 6, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., world’s largest EMS (electronics manufacturing service) firm by size and Apple Inc.’s major contract manufacturer of iPhone, saw consolidated revenue for September surge 51% month-on-month to NT$415.412 billion (US$13.84 ... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/21

TSMC's 16nm FinFET Tech Shows Supremacy Over Intel and Samsung

Industry executives believe that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has proven its mettle, by outdoing Samsung and even Intel by successfully rolling out semiconductor industry’s first 16-nanometer Fin Field-Effect Transistor (FinFET) processor designed on the ARM architecture. The T... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/21

UMC to be Taiwan's First to Buy into China's 300mm Wafer Fab

United Microelectronics Corp.’s (UMC) board of directors has approved buying into a 300mm wafer fab planned by the Xiamen Municipal Government and an electronics enterprise owned by the Fujian Provincial Government. To submit the application to Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs sometime arou... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/21

TSMC September Revenue Hits New High

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) announced consolidated revenue of NT$74.8 billion (US$2.4 billion) for September, rising 8% from the previous month to hit new all-time high and top market expectations, also up 35.1% year on year. In Q3, the company generated consolidated revenue of... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/20

Lenovo Targets Ambitious Laptop PC Shipments

The Lenovo Group Ltd. plans to ship 31.3 million, 34.4 million and 37 million laptop PCs in 2014, 2015, and 2016, respectively, in a bid to solidify its global position in the field, according to its Taiwanese contract suppliers. In 2013 the China-based Lenovo shipped around 31.5 million laptops... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/20

Google to Expand Cloud Data Center in Taiwan

Search engine giant Google Inc. plans to add one more facility to its cloud data center on the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park built on reclaimed land off Changhua County in central Taiwan. With Google declining to elaborate on the planned facility, local industry executives estimate needed inv... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/17

MediaTek of Taiwan Joins Intel-led IOT Camp

MediaTek Inc. and Acer Inc. have recently announced joining the Internet of Things (IOT) alliance initiated by Intel. The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) competes against the Qualcomm-headed AllSeen Alliance, Google-led Tread Group, and Apple-dominated HomKit for global leadership in setting up ... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/17

China's Handset Makers Fasinated with Japanese-licensed NMT in Taiwan

Industry executives report that China’s branded suppliers of smartphones are fascinated with Taiwan-made consumer-electronics casings using the nano molding technology (NMT), motivating Taiwan’s manufacturers to consider capacity expansion for more orders. Taiwan’s NMT-casing manufacturers inclu... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/17

TSMC Releases Ultra-Low Power Platform for IOT and Wearables

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has released the silicon-foundry segment’s first and most comprehensive ultra-low power platform for a wide range of applications for the rapidly evolving Internet of Things (IOT) and wearable device markets that require a wide spectrum of technologies ... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/17

Largan Raises Investment for New Factory in Central Taiwan

Largan Precision Co., Ltd., a major supplier of lenses for smartphones in Taiwan, has decided to raise investment in a new factory in Taiwan to NT$20.5 billion (US$683.3 million), up from the NT$10 billion (US$333.3 million) originally planned, to boost market share in high-definition lenses, with... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/08

TSMC Announces First Functional 16nm FinFET ARM-based Networking Processor

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) on Sept. 25 announced the silicon foundry industry’s first fully functional ARM-based networking processor using its 16-nanometer FinFET process technology licensed by HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd., a designer of specialty application ICs. Such an... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/07

MediaTek-Google's Android One Smartphone Platform Targets Sub-US$100 Segment

Fabless house MediaTek Inc. recently announced introduction of the brand new smartphone platform "Android One" in cooperation with Google Inc. to boost the market for sub-US$100 smartphones, a rising segment called "Super-mid Market" with potentially one billion consumers. Industry executives s... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/06

Hon Hai and Taiwan Mobile in Mutual Investment Deal to Tap Telecom Biz

Hon Hai Group and Taiwan Mobile Corp. recently announced a mutual-investment partnership to tap the telecom market. The partnership enables Taiwan Mobile, Taiwan’s No.2 mobile-service provider by revenue, to acquire 5MHz of bandwidth from the Hon Hai-held 4G service provider, AMBIT Corp., for NT... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/02

China Mobile Chairman Xi Visits Taiwan's IT Industry Heads Over IOT Cooperation

China Mobile Ltd. Chairman Xi Guohua recently visited top brasses of Taiwan’s high-profile information-technology (IT) companies to discuss reportedly cooperation on Internet of Things (IOT). Xi flew to Taiwan to preside over the Global TD LTE Initiative (GTI), a TD LTE 4G wireless technology ... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/01

Quanta Computer's Consolidated Revenue Hits 9-Month High of NT$81.215 Bn. in August

Mainly driven by strong back-to-school demand for notebook PCs, Taiwan-based Quanta Computer Inc., world’s largest laptop original design manufacturer by shipment, recorded a 9-month high in Aug. consolidated revenue of NT$81.251 billion (US$2.708 billion) since December, up 4.3% month-on-month (M... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/23

Hon Hai's Consolidated Revenue Up 5% to NT$275.084 Bn. in August

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., world’s largest EMS (electronics manufacturing service) firm by size, reported consolidated revenue of NT$275.084 billion (US$9.169 billion) for August, up 5% month-on-month but down 1.9% year-on-year (YoY), according to the firm’s latest financial report. H... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/23

Taiwan's Photovoltaic Makers Stay Upbeat Anemic August Revenues

Regardless of steep sales decrease in August, Taiwan’s photovoltaic manufacturers remain upbeat about market outlook in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2014. Most of the island’s solar-cell makers saw revenues drop to nearly one-year low this August due to increased inventory backlogs caused by Ameri... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/22

TSMC Installs EUV Machines for 10nm Chipmaking

According to ASML Taiwan executives, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has outfitted itself with ASML’s extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography machine, which is crucial to the development of 10-nanometer process technology for semiconductor manufacturing. The Taiwan company is a subsi... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/19

Taiwan's Acer Looks to Attaining Sales Goal of 10 M. Smartphones in 2015

Seeing gradual growth in its smartphone sales in Thailand, Malaysia and other emerging countries, Acer Inc., a Taiwan-based supplier of branded PCs and consumer electronics, looks to attaining annual sales of 5 million smartphones this year and 10 million units next year, according to S.T. Liu, hea... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/19

Asustek's Consolidated Revenue in August Hit 8-month High of NT$42.164 Bn.

Mostly driven by recovering global market demand for notebook PCs, Asustek Computer Inc., a globally top-5 branded PC supplier, saw consolidated revenue in August hit an 8-month high of NT$42.164 billion (US$1.405 billion), a 4.91% increase compared to July and 3.1% growth over last August, accordi... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/19

ITRI Advises Taiwanese Firms to Focus on OS for Profitability amid IOT Boom

With applied technologies such as big data, cloud computing and wireless Internet access advancing, the Internet of Things (IOT) is increasingly deemed as the next ITC sector since the advent of smart devices to generate vast business opportunities for Taiwanese high-tech firms, especially given t... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/17

Projector Shipments to Taiwan Surge 6.7% YoY in Q2: IDC

Mainly driven by the educational segment, projector shipments to the Taiwanese market surged by 6.7% year-on-year (YoY) to 21,269 units in Q2, 2014, according to the latest report issued by International Data Corp. (IDC), a global market research firm. IDC’s report indicates that large IT equipm... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/15

Global Shipments of Wearables to Double to 47 M. Units in 2015: IEK

With Apple, Google and other globally prestigious brand vendors to explore the segment for wearable electronic devices with differing products more aggressively, global shipments of such products are forecast to double to 47 million units by 2015 from an estimate of 23 million units this year, acco... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/11

Chunghwa Telecom-Intel Agreement to Extend Cooperation to IOT-based Services

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd., a major telecom in Taiwan, and Intel Corp. recently signed an agreement to extend cooperation to offer services based on Internet of Things (IOT) and software defined networking (SDN) from cloud computing. Such agreement provides the island’s telecoms with less expens... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/09

Taiwan's PCB Trade Group Targets 37% of Global Market by 2020

The Taiwan Printed Circuit Association (TPCA) announced the goal of capturing 37% of the global printed circuit board (PCB) market by 2020 in light of aggressive moves by rivals in China and South Korea. The Taiwan industry has been globally No.1 since 2000, when its production revenue doubled f... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/09

President Ma Proposes Plan to Speed Infrastructural Building for Taiwan's 4G Network

At a meeting recently held to address the outlook for Taiwan’s 4G telecom sector, Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jou said his administration will accelerate construction of 4G infrastructure on the island to target putting 10 million users on the speediest wireless mobile service in 2016-2017. The g... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/09

MediaTek to Invest US$200 Million to Set up 2nd R&D Lab in India

MediaTek Inc., a major handset chip vendor, recently announced a plan to invest in US$200 million to open its second R&D center in India, aiming to develop presence in the world’s second most-populated market. According to Indian media, the new laboratory will open in Bengaluru, while the firm's... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/05

Acer Focuses More on Chrome-powered PCs with New Products

As part of its strategy to sustain business recovery, Acer Inc., a Taiwan-based supplier of PCs, is focusing more on the promising potential of the segment for Chrome-powered PCs by launching its newest Chromebox desktop and Chromebook laptop. With Intel’s fourth-generation Haswell processor, t... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/03

Asus Outpaces Dell as World's No.3 NB PC Brand in Q2, 2014

With its notebook PC shipments surging mainly on market recovery, Asus, a Taiwanese brand of PCs, laptops and motherboards, outpaced Dell as the world’s No.3 laptop brand by shipment in Q2 of this year, according to the latest report by NPD DisplaySearch, a Japanese market research firm. NPD Di... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/29

Gartner Raises Growth Forecast for Global Semiconductor Sales in 2014

Market consultant Gartner, Inc. has recently raised its growth forecast for global semiconductor sales to an annual rate of 6.7% in 2014 with revenue of around US$336 billion, up from the previous quarter’s forecast of a 5.4% increase. The company raised the forecast based on that sequential gro... Full Story

Published: 2014/08/28

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