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Largan Q4 Gross Margin Hits New High, Boosts EPS

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Largan Precision Co., Taiwanese camera lens manufacturer, saw its Q4 net profit rise to the highest level of 70.65 percent and its EPS doubled since Q1 2016. (more…)

Richard Lee: Inventec to See Better Performance in 2017 with Focus on Foreign Exchange Risk Control

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Leading notebook PC and cloud server contract manufacturer Inventec held its annual celebration party on January 6, 2017. Before the party, Inventec Chairman Richard Lee shared his prospects for 2017 during a media interview. Lee says the information presented by each business unit shows that Inventec will enjoy stronger sales performance in 2017 than in 2016. Therefore, Lee is cautiously optimistic about the company’s profitability in 2017. (more…)

Why Did Uber Post a Third-Quarter Loss?

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Uber lost at least $800 million in this year’s third quarter, global media reported this week. The third-quarter loss occurred due in part to hefty spending on promotions. (more…)

TSMC Posts Second Highest Revenues in November; UMC Revenues Hit Three-month High

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World-leading wafer foundry TSMC unveiled its November revenues on December 9, 2016. Thanks to strong sales performance in the semiconductor industry during the off-season, TSMC reported consolidated revenues of NT$93.03 billion for November, up by 2.1% on month and 46.6% on year. (more…)

Lasting High Demand Raises AUO’s & Innolux’s Nov. Revenues

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Panel shortage and ongoing peaked price both triggered Taiwanese panel makers AUO and Innolux to generate good revenues in November. (more…)

Toshiba Subsidiary Accused of False Sales Reports

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Japanese firm Toshiba, which finally turned a corner following its accounting scandal last year, was recently accused of falsely reporting its sales records in its subsidiary Toshiba EI Control System, Japanese media reported. (more…)

Tencent Reports 43% Profit Increase in Third Quarter

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On Wednesday, Tencent said profit in the July-September period increased 43% year-on-year to 10.65 billion yuan ($1.55 billion) from 7.44 billion yuan a year earlier, while revenue rose 52% to 40.39 billion yuan. (more…)

Why did Casetek Just Report Its Worst Quarterly Earnings Ever?

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Casetek Holdings, a metal casing supplier for MacBooks and iPads, reported its lowest quarterly earnings period to date Tuesday as the company’s bottom line was slammed by the delayed launch of the new MacBook Pro. Casetek’s net profit fell 77.4% year-on-year and 15.8% on a quarterly basis to NT$366 million (US$11.62 million) in the third quarter. (more…)

Sharp Forecast to Move into the Black for the First Time in Three Years

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Sharp forecast to turn into the black for the first time in three years at the end of the 2016 fiscal year, according its earnings report on Nov. 1. (more…)

ASE Group Realized NT $1.79 EPS for First Three Quarters in 2016, Projected Decline in 4Q16

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Taiwanese independent semiconductor assembling and test manufacturer ASE Group announced its Q316 earnings on October 27. According to the financial results, the company’s consolidated revenue income rose to NT $72.7 billion (US $2.29 billion), which represents an increase of 11% compared to the previous quarter, and growth of 13% year on year (YoY). The gross margin almost remained unchanged at 19.4%, which is very similar to that of 19.6% in 2Q16 but slightly higher than 3Q15’s 17.8%. (more…)