PM Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping spin a new yarn on cotton 23 Sep, 2014, 1132 hrs IST, Sutanuka Ghosal, ET Bureau The exports which had fallen to 8090 million kg in the initial five months of the current fiscal, have shot up to 124 million kg in September KOLKATA: This may be purely a coincidence, … More

China to cut cotton import quotas to boost demand for domestic fibre Sep 22, 2014 01:22 PM , By Reuters | 0 comments China, the world’s top consumer of cotton, will slash its import quotas for 2015 to boost demand for domestic fibre, a senior official said on Monday, in a move that is expected … More

Galaxy Alpha、Galaxy Note 4終於讓 Samsung 摘掉了“萬年大塑料”的帽子,儘管還只是個金屬邊框,而非金屬機身。事實上, Samsung 何嘗不是早就想做金屬機,只是很多時候自己說了不算。 《日本經濟新聞》撰文,分析了台灣零部件廠商在全球智能手機產業領域的稱王稱霸,已經逐步贏得世界標準的主導權,期間就披露了一個有趣的秘聞。 在金屬手機殼領域,台灣企業佔據著巨大的市場份額,而且競爭激勵。iPhone 6的金屬機殼來自台灣可成科技。此前,負責iPhone組裝的鴻海精密工業一直在此項目上保持壟斷地位,但可成科技憑藉更高的技術實力搶到了訂單。 可成科技1984年在台南市成立,2013年前後進入智能手機領域,隨後一直向HTC、 Sony 供應機殼。這次為了向iPhone 6供貨,他們9月底的產能比2013年底高出30%。 醫生出身的董事長洪水樹也自信地表示,模具和表面處理技術全部為自主開發。 在全球電子產品的金屬機殼方面,可成科技和鴻海等台灣5大企業掌握著約90%的份額,可以說整個市場幾乎被台灣企業所壟斷。 韓國 Samsung 的Galaxy S5就曾向可成科技訂貨,希望得到金屬機殼,但後者以“沒有多餘產能”為由拒絕,結果 Samsung 只能繼續使用樹脂材質。 為此, Samsung 在具有高檔感的金屬機殼大行其道的市場上陷入了被動,而機殼採購的失敗甚至被認為是 Samsung 4-6月期間業績時隔9年出現銷售額和利潤雙下降的原因之一。

Market demand for lower-priced notebooks buoyant in 3Q14, says MIC Press release, September 11; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Thursday 11 September 2014] Shipment volumes of Taiwan’s notebook industry stood at around 36.06 million units in the second quarter of 2014, up 4.7% sequentially and 0.4% on year, according to MIC. “Shipment growth was mainly upheld by the … More

Compal, Wistron August notebook shipments up sequentially, Inventec sees drop Aaron Lee, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 9 September 2014] ODMs Compal Electronics and Wistron saw August shipments of 3.9 million notebooks up on month by 8.3% and 1.8 million units by 5.9% respectively, while fellow maker Inventec shipped 1.4 million units, dropping 6.7%, according to … More

Digitimes Research: Top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 ODMs see 5-10% on-month shipment growth in August Joanne Chien, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Thursday 11 September 2014] Although the IT market has already started preparing for back-to-school demand, the global top-five notebook vendors’ combined shipments and top-three ODMs’ combined shipments only achieved 5-10% on-month growths in August, lower than … More