Intel to unveil Bay Trail-T at IDF 2013 Monica Chen, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 28 August 2013] Intel is ready to announce its next-generation Bay Trail-T platform at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) taking place in San Francisco from September 10-12. Asustek Computer, Acer and Lenovo will also showcase their latest Bay Trail-T-based tablets, … More

US-made Moto X cost comparable to Asia-assembled smartphones, IHS reveals Press release, August 28; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 28 August 2013] Conventional wisdom says it is cheaper to produce things in Asia than in North America, which is why US electronics brands have steadily outsourced nearly all their product manufacturing to companies based in the … More

Where’s China’s Growth? Textiles Industry Is Weaving Expansion

This story appears in the September 2, 2013 issue of Forbes Asia. The summer of 2013 has brought a feast of downbeat data for skeptics about China’s economic prospects. GDP and profit growth in the world’s number two economy have slowed. Orders for manufactured goods have been weak. Worries about bad credit amid surplus capacity … More Where’s China’s Growth? Textiles Industry Is Weaving Expansion

Amtran and TPV to land most of Vizio OEM TV orders followed by Foxconn and Wistron Julian Ho, Taipei; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Friday 23 August 2013] About 70% of Vizio’s LCD TVs will be made by Amtran and TPV in 2013 with the additional 30% split between Foxconn Electronics and Wistron. Amtran is reportedly responsible … More

Chassis makers prefer thermoplastic curing process for carbon fiber products Aaron Lee, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Friday 23 August 2013] As carbon fiber-reinforced plastic chassis are expected to enjoy strong growth in 2014, chassis makers are placing most of their resources on developing the thermoplastic curing process with chassis maker Ju Teng’s investment ratio for … More

Wistron to start business reorganization Aaron Lee, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Monday 19 August 2013] Wistron chairman Simon Lin announced at a supply chain conference on August 19 that the company plans to start a business reorganization in the near future. The company will focus on integrating its resources from different departments for the reorganization. … More