Sinbon Electronics January revenues hit record Chau-Chin Chang, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Friday 5 February 2016] Connector maker Sinbon Electronics saw its consolidated revenues grow 32.38% on month and 18.75% on year to a record high of NT$1.238 billion (US$37 million) in January 2016. Increased sales to the green energy, industrial application, medicare and automobile sectors … More

Demand for metal-alloy chassis to grow over next 3-5 years Aaron Lee, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Friday 5 February 2016] While there are concerns about overcapacity for metal-alloy chassis on the possibility that iPhone shipments in 2016 will slip on year, global demand, especially for aluminum-alloy chassis, will continue growing over the next 3-5 years, according … More

Earthquake hits key Taiwan Science Park Rebecca Kuo, Tainan; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Saturday 6 February 2016] A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 hit Southern Taiwan on February 6 and several semiconductor, optoelectronic and photovoltaic players at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) had their production lines shut down. Since the lines were in mid-production, the affected companies … More

Chassis makers shifting focus to metal chassis productionAaron Lee, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Thursday 29 October 2015] Because of weakening demand for notebooks, plastic chassis-oriented makers such as Ju Teng have been suffering from weak utilization rates and have turned to focus on metal chassis production to survive. Ju Teng’s plastic chassis utilization rate was … More

European Union: Do The Maths: Cartel Fine Calculations For Joint Ventures And Foreign Sales Last Updated: 12 June 2015 Article by Jolling de Pree, Jaap de Keijzer, Bart de Rijke, Willemijn Jonker, Stefan Molin, Erik Pijnacker Hordijk, Xandra Reintjes, Mauricette Schaufeli, Mathieu Schimmel, Martijn Snoep and Stephanie The De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V. Most Read … More

Water pollution crackdown hits China textile firms

Upstream textile and finishing suppliers to China’s mighty clothing industry may face a struggle to survive following the release of the government’s ‘Water Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan.’ The plan issued by the State Council in April aims to improve the quality of drinking water sources to a new set of standards by 2020, … More Water pollution crackdown hits China textile firms

AUO discusses company strategy for 2015-2016 Rebecca Kuo, Tainan; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 2 June 2015] AU Optronics (AUO) has outlined its company outlook for the rest of the year, which includes opening new production capacity in addition to hiring 1,500 new engineers. Company chairman Paul Peng said AUO foresees a healthy panel market in 2015 … More