Thursday, October 8, 2015
Shares in Taiwan jumped more than 1 percent Wednesday on gains posted by the integrated circuit sector led by IC designer MediaTek Inc. (聯發科) and contract chip-maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電), dealers said.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.065 to close at NT$32.872 as the strength of other currencies in the region encouraged traders here to buy into the local currency, dealers said.
MediaTek Inc. (聯發科), one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit designers, reported third quarter sales on Wednesday that exceeded expectations, driven by higher-than-expected global demand for smartphone chips.
Data Express Infotech Co., one of Apple Inc.'s main distributors in Taiwan, said Wednesday that its initial delivery of iPhone 6s models will be higher than last year's first shipment of the iPhone 6.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Former president of Nanya Technology Corp. (南亞科技) Charles Kau (高啟全) will likely make his decision on whether to join China's Tsinghua Unigroup this week, according to local media sources yesterday, which will ultimately decide the future of the domestic DRAM industry.
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Taiwan's main trade promotion body, has signed an agreement with the Eurochambres group to strengthen export cooperation among small and medium-sized enterprises.
Taiwan's communications regulator has approved a long-anticipated handset from HTC Corp. (宏達電) that the Taiwanese smartphone maker hopes will bolster its lineup and fend off competition from other budget phone vendors.
Standard Chartered Bank said Tuesday it has signed a multi-million Sale and Operating Leaseback contract with EVA Air, Taiwan's second-largest carrier, for two Airbus A330-300 aircraft that will be delivered in 2017.
Shares of Largan Precision Co. (大立光) moved sharply higher Tuesday morning after the smartphone camera lens supplier reported better-than-expected sales for September, dealers said.
Five of Acer Inc.'s (宏碁) products have been honored at the 2015 edition of Japan's Good Design Awards for their design excellence.