However, Acer (2353.TW), the world’s No.3 PC vendor, opened down 0.9 percent and quickly extended the loss to 2.2 percent. Acer posted a second-quarter net profit much worse than analysts had forecast after it made a one-time tax settlement in Europe.
At the opening bell, the main TAIEX index .TWII rose 14.13 points to 7,482.05, recovering some of a 0.3 percent loss on Friday.
Genius, a camera phone lens maker, added 1.1 percent. Hon Hai Precision (2317.TW), a major supplier of Apple, rose 0.7 percent.
The Taiwan dollar firmed by T$0.037 to trade at T$29.988.
Reporting by Faith Hung; Editing by John Mair