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Foxconn to raise salaries for Taiwan employees in April
     Sat, Mar 15 2014 | 12:01P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is set to increase salaries for employees who earn less than NT$1.2 million (US$39,560) per year in Taiwan and those qualified will enjoy a raise of at least NT$3,000 per month, according to the company.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Changing Apartments in Manhattan? Maybe you should call 'You Move Me'
     Thu, Mar 06 2014 | 11:51A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In tech, as in any business, you have to know you can't do everyting yourself or know all the answers. It's just not possible to be an expert on everything... The good IT Admins know a lot, the best IT Admins know when it's time to call in a consultant who specializes in the issue at hand.

The tricky bit is knowing WHO the heck to call when that expert help is urgently required. Run by a long time colleague to PCSTATS, Cameron Robinson, NYC's 'You Move Me.com' is one such company to call, that is if you're changing apartments in Manhattan and want a moving crew that's there with the mind set to make sure things go right. :-)

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  FULL STORY @ YOU MOVE ME.

AMD reportedly moves desktop headquarters to China
     Wed, Mar 05 2014 | 4:03P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has reportedly moved its desktop business headquarters from the US to Beijing, China and has also assigned its desktop business general manager Steven Liu to the new office with the goal of strengthening the company's competitiveness in China's DIY channel. Through the move, the company is also trying to tighten its relationship with Lenovo, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Intel rumored to question its future in smartphone
     Mon, Mar 03 2014 | 9:02A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A rumor circulating in the upstream supply chain in Taiwan has Intel reportedly questioning whether it should quit the smartphone market in 2015 if it continues to see weak performance in its handset business in 2014, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, though Intel has not yet commented on the rumor.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Gigabyte expected to ship over five million motherboards in 1Q14
     Fri, Feb 28 2014 | 9:00A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte Technology is expected to ship over five million motherboards in the first quarter of 2014, having a chance to surpass Asustek Computer, which is expected to ship about five million units, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

China crucial to global DIY market, say Taiwan motherboard makers
     Wed, Feb 19 2014 | 4:25A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The China market occupied about 40% of global DIY motherboard shipments in 2013 and 60% of shipments to China were for sale in smaller cities or towns, according to Taiwan-based motherboard makers.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Asustek expects to ship four million desktops in 2014
     Tue, Feb 18 2014 | 10:25P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the notebook industry no longer seeing as strong demand as seen previously, Asustek Computer is taking a more aggressive stance in the desktop market and expects to ship four million desktops in 2014, up from two million units in 2013, according to company president Jerry Shen.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

 
Guru3D Rig of the Month - January 2014
     Sun, Feb 09 2014 | 3:59A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We kick off a new year for the Rig Of The Month. The Guru3D Rig of the Month January 2014 was made by Luciel Campbell, in the past he already won a prize and that drove him towards his latest creation, called APASF. He has made a LAN box beyond believe with a modest steam-punk style. Actually, come to think of it, it maybe a little weird to look at really but it certainly is something unusual and beautiful, his rig called APASF aka Campus Party Europe 2013 London Edition we feel is a hit in design and customization. And that makes it an awesome Rig of the Month here at Guru3D.com"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Samsung cuts target notebook shipments to 7 million units
     Mon, Jan 27 2014 | 11:15A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung Electronics has set a goal of shipping seven million notebooks globally in 2014, a reduction of 41.67% from the 12 million units shipped in 2013, and will no longer launch conventional notebook models except Chromebooks in 2015, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Toshiba launches new subsidiary after completing acquisition of OCZ
     Sun, Jan 26 2014 | 9:00A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Toshiba has finalized the purchase of all assets of OCZ Technology, making it a wholly-owned subsidiary. Effective immediately, the subsidiary will operate independently as OCZ Storage Solutions specializing in high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Toshiba Corporation Completes Acquisition of OCZ
     Fri, Jan 24 2014 | 3:03P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Toshiba Corporation, a global technology leader and manufacturer of NAND flash memory, today announced that the Company has finalized the purchase of substantially all assets of OCZ Technology Group, making it a wholly owned subsidiary and Toshiba Group Company. Effective immediately, the Group company will operate independently as OCZ Storage Solutions, a leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems.

The acquisition provides Toshiba with OCZ’s enterprise and client SSD businesses and enables the established OCZ brand to continue in full force with a current product portfolio that includes SATA and PCIe consumer drives for high-performance and mainstream applications, and SATA, SAS and PCIe enterprise drives supported by virtualization, cache and acceleration software. OCZ Storage Solutions will leverage Toshiba’s cutting-edge NAND and combine it with the Company’s proprietary controllers, firmware and software to provide both client and enterprise customers with innovative and cost-effective solid-state storage solutions.

“The acquisition of OCZ further expands our solid-state storage capabilities and represents Toshiba’s commitment to this high-growth area,” said Mr. Seiichi Mori, Vice President of Toshiba's Semiconductor and Storage Company and Corporate Vice President of Toshiba. “Our goal is to offer a leading edge portfolio of solid state solutions to address the storage challenges faced by both client and enterprise customers, and the acquisition of OCZ is an ideal addition to our team in realizing this strategy.”

“We are very excited to be part of the Toshiba family where we will continue to develop new and unique solid-state storage technologies that position the new entity as a market leader,” said Ralph Schmitt, CEO for OCZ Storage Solutions. “With Toshiba’s financial strength and portfolio of leading-edge NAND flash memory, OCZ is now in a advantageous position as one of the few companies in the SSD industry with advanced controller IP and NAND flash supply under one global organization, which in turn will help enable more robust and competitive solid-state solutions going forward while expanding our market presence in the rapidly growing SSD market.”

As a Toshiba Group Company, OCZ Storage Solutions will continue to maintain its established worldwide sales channels. The new Company’s headquarters will remain in San Jose, California, with strategic design centers located in Irvine (California), Tel Aviv (Israel), and Abingdon (UK).

  FULL STORY @ OCZ

Foxconn December Revenue: US$16.4 billion
     Mon, Jan 13 2014 | 1:19P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) saw consolidated revenues of NT$490.932 billion (US$16.4 billion) for December hit a monthly record for the second time with growth of 7.62% on month and 18.87% on year, according to the company.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Gigabyte ships 20 million motherboards
     Mon, Jan 13 2014 | 1:18P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte Technology shipped 20 million own-brand motherboards in 2013, of which most were entry-level and mid-range models and 40% were to the China market, as well as 3.5 million graphics cards, according to company general manager Richard Ma
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

VIA sues ASUS for $138 Million over USB Patents
     Tue, Dec 17 2013 | 4:57P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following the decision by the Taiwan Prosecutor to pursue criminal proceedings against a subsidiary of Asustek Computer, Inc. (TSE: 2357) and four of that subsidiary’s employees for the alleged misappropriation of trade secrets from VIA Technologies, Inc. (TSE: 2388), VIA today announced that it has filed a civil suit in the Taipei District Court seeking damages of at least NT$4.137 billion (US$138 million) from Asustek Computer, Inc and its subsidiary Asmedia Technology.

The lawsuit is being filed to recover the losses incurred as a result of the alleged misappropriation of VIA intellectual property related to USB technology. Also named in the suit are Asmedia Chairman Jerry Shen, Asmedia President Lin Chewei, and other Asmedia employees involved in the case.

Taiwan amended its Trade Secret Act earlier this year to enhance its IP protection laws. One key reform included increasing the penalties for intellectual property crimes, so anyone who misappropriates trade secrets in Taiwan with the intent to use them overseas may be imprisoned for up to 10 years and fined up to US$1.7 million, or possibly more if there are substantial illicit gains.

The lawsuit alleges that a former VIA executive, Chewei Lin, left VIA in 2007 and joined Asmedia (controlled by Asus Group), taking dozens of VIA employees with him, and also VIA’s intellectual property related to USB technology, including host controllers and device controllers. Those products are used in many computing and consumer electronics products, including PCs, external Hard Disk Drives, and peripheral devices. Asustek Computer, Inc. is the largest single purchaser of Asmedia USB products.

Prior to that, Asmedia had no expertise in the USB field, according to the lawsuit. Given the complexity and legacy USB 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0 IP required for the development of USB 3.0 chips, the Taiwan Prosecutor concluded in the criminal case filing that “it is extremely difficult to develop and take such chips into mass production in such a short time frame [of one year].”

According to the results of investigation carried out by the Taipei District Prosecutor, the evidence of trade secret theft is strong enough to justify the criminal prosecution of Asmedia and four Asmedia employees, including R&D VP Chang Chi.

  FULL STORY @ VIA

Toshiba to acquire assets of OCZ for US$35 million
     Thu, Dec 05 2013 | 2:30P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Toshiba has entered into an agreement with OCZ Technology to acquire substantially all of OCZ's SSD business, according to the Japan-based company. The transaction will be completed through a sale and auction process pursuant to Section 363 of the US Bankruptcy Code, and subject to approval by the bankruptcy court supervising OCZ's Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

OCZ to file for bankruptcy and gets ready to be Liquidated
     Fri, Nov 29 2013 | 6:34P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Digitimes reports that: "OCZ Technology, which specializes in providing high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, has announced that on November 25, 2013, it received notices that Hercules Technology Growth Capital took exclusive control of the company's depository accounts at Silicon Valley Bank and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association. As set forth in OCZ's recent SEC filings, Hercules and OCZ are parties to a loan and security agreement.

As previously reported, OCZ is not in compliance with certain of the operating ratios and covenants in the loan agreement. As a result of such action and pursuant to Hercules' written instruction, the depository institutions disbursed the cash in OCZ's respective accounts to accounts under the control of Hercules.

OCZ has received an offer from Toshiba to acquire substantially all of the company's assets in a bankruptcy proceeding. The parties have substantially completed negotiations on an asset purchase agreement and OCZ believes that all the material terms have been agreed to. The agreement is subject to various conditions: the preservation of the value of the business, including the retention of employees, the negotiation and execution of definitive documentation, the filing of bankruptcy petitions by OCZ and certain of its subsidiaries, Toshiba's offer being accepted by the bankruptcy court as the highest and best offer under the circumstances after an auction process conducted under the relevant provisions of the US Bankruptcy Code, and other customary closing conditions.

OCZ expects to file a petition for bankruptcy shortly after completing final documentation with Toshiba and Hercules, and to conduct the court-supervised auction process to attempt to maximize the value of the company's assets and operations in an orderly process. More details will become available when OCZ files its petition for bankruptcy.

OCZ also indicated if the company is not able to agree to final documentation with Toshiba, OCZ expects to imminently file a petition for bankruptcy and liquidate. "

  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

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