Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Taiwan-based Acer Inc. (宏碁) and Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩), two of the world's leading personal computer vendors, expressed optimism toward the prospect of a shopping spree during the second half of the year, a local industry group said Tuesday.
The HTC Desire 816, a mid-range model sold by Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC Corp., ranked as the best seller in Taiwan's smartphone market in June, knocking Asustek Computer Inc.'s (華碩電腦) ZenFone 5 out of the top spot, according to the latest figures.
Shares of Taiwan-based dynamic random access memory chip (DRAM) makers Nanya Technology Corp. (南亞科) and Inotera Memories Inc. (華亞科) came under heavy pressure Tuesday in the wake of a plunge in U.S. counterpart Micron Technology Inc. overnight, dealers said.
Japan-based Line Corp., operator of the popular mobile messaging application Line, plans to bring its “flash sales” initiative to more countries in Southeast Asia as it pushes into the mobile commerce market.
Local private investment totaled NT$666.5 billion in the first half of 2014, while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電) made the largest contribution among all companies, said the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, shedding NT$0.032 to close at NT$30.005 as the local currency followed other regional currencies higher against the greenback, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan closed lower Tuesday, extending losses from a session earlier, as the bellwether electronics sector continued a downtrend, with investors pocketing recent gains, dealers said.
Far Glory Life Insurance Co. (遠雄人壽) on Monday reported earnings per share (EPS) of NT$2.87 and a NT$3.67-billion net income for June, a sizeable 128-percent sequential growth, placing third and fourth among its peers in Taiwan.
Chunghwa Telecom Co. (中華電信), Taiwan's largest wireless carrier, said Tuesday it plans to boost its share in the country's fourth-generation (4G) mobile broadband market to 40 percent in two years, given the high market potential.
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) expressed the hope Tuesday that the number of subscribers to Taiwan's fourth-generation (4G) mobile broadband services will increase at a faster pace than projected by a government plan for the sector's expansion.