Largan Precision posts record Q1 2017 revenues
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Competition for high-margin component orders heats up


Largan Precision, the world’s leading camera supplier for smartphones and lens supplier for Apple products, reported record high gross margins for the first quarter of 2017, showing the company’s strong competitive edge against a backdrop of component orders dominated by Foxconn and Pegatron.

Nintendo's short-lived NES Classic ends sales this month
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Company has sold at least 2 million units since November


Nintendo has announced that it will stop producing the NES Classic next month following a rather short four-month release window from November 2016.

Toshiba recovers from losses after Apple's investment offer
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But still faces a stock exchange delisting risk


Toshiba Corp’s shares finally recovered this week after Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that Apple is considering a multi-billion-dollar investment into the company’s semiconductor chip business.

ASUS ships 4.2 million notebooks in Q1 2017
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Company needs to beat the 18 million it sold last year


Asustek Computer, the world’s fourth largest PC vendor by unit sales, managed to ship just 4.2 million notebooks in the first quarter of 2017, though its profits continued to remain strong thanks to higher average selling prices (ASPs), according to sources in the upstream supply chain.

Full cloud-based Windows 10 is not too far away
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Microsoft's partnership with Citrix continues to expand


Earlier this month, expert Windows author and columnist Ed Bott recently pointed out that Microsoft is preparing to unleash “big changes” to the way the world’s most popular OS can be deployed to devices and systems very soon.

Foxconn saw revenue increases in March
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Thursday, 13 April 2017 02:41

Foxconn saw revenue increases in March


Still up 18 percent over February following iPhone order cuts


Foxconn Electronics, the world’s largest contract manufacturer and third largest technology company by revenue, reported consolidated revenues of NT$341.69 billion in March 2017, an increase of nearly 18 percent over February and nearly 2 percent year-over-year.

ASUS goes weak at the knees
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 05:55

ASUS goes weak at the knees


Component shortages, exchange rates creating concerns for revenue


According to the latest Far East reports, Asustek is expected to experience a weak second quarter due to difficulties with its next-generation smartphones entering mass production, along with component shortages that continue to create rising cost pressure.

LeEco decides not to acquire Vizio
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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 07:03

LeEco decides not to acquire Vizio


Companies expected to maintain a collaborative relationship


In a matter proceeding from the result of “regulatory headwinds” by Chinese regulators, LeEco has announced that it no longer intends to buy Irvine-based Vizio.

Intel collaborates with Preferred Networks on deep learning
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Seeks boost in performance, development and affordability of AI products


Last week, Intel said that it would begin collaborating with Japan based Preferred Networks (PFN) on the development of a Python-based deep learning framework to boost the performance, development and affordability of AI applications on the market.

OLED-based smartphones to surpass LCD models in 2018
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OLED market share increases to 40 percent this year

Organic light emitting diode panels in the smartphone market are expected to surpass LCD panels by 2018, according to LG Display senior executives during a keynote speech at Finetech Japan 2017 last week.