Taipei, Friday, August 28, 2015 10:30 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
28°C
Digitimes Research: Notebook brand vendors and ODMs enjoy around 10% growth in September
Joanne Chien, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Thursday 3 October 2013]

Global top-five notebook brand vendors and top-three ODMs enjoyed on-month shipment growths of 13% and 9% in September, respectively. Among first-tier vendors, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Acer and Dell achieved better performance than the others. HP shipped 3.5 million notebooks in September, while Acer shipped over 1.5 million units due to the release of its new entry-level non-touchscreen notebooks. Dell achieved a double-digit percentage growth on month in September with the launch of new products.

In September, Inventec and Wistron had better performance than their fellow competitors, enjoying on-month growth between 15-20%. Inventec's growth was mainly due to increased orders from HP, while Wistron benefited from orders from Dell and Lenovo. Compal had an on-month shipment growth of around 10% in September, but Pegatron saw its notebook shipments drop below one million units due to Asustek's orders.

Intel's announcement of a series of entry-level products during the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) and Compal's decision to acquire smartphone ODM Compal Communications were two major events in September.

Intel is expected to significantly reduce its Bay Trail processor prices to compete for more share in the mobile device market. Intel also announced that the IT market will be able to see US$99-199 Intel-based tablets, sub-US$350 2-in-1 devices and US$300 Haswell-based Chromebooks in the future, showing its conviction to breaking through bottlenecks.

Although Taiwan ODMs are unlikely to be able to achieve further changes in the mobile device market in 2013, events such as Apple's strategy of separating its orders among several ODMs, Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's mobile business, and HTC's difficulties created by its supply chain, are expected to provide some opportunities for ODMs.

Digitimes Research believes that Compal's acquisition of Compal Communications will accelerate the evolution of the mobile device manufacturing industry.

Realtime news
  • Digitimes Research: China looks at 70% IC self-sufficiency in 2025

    Bits + chips | 2min ago

  • AUO and 3M announce new partnership

    Before Going to Press | 12h 22min ago

  • Taiwan market: BenQ cooperates with Chunghwa Telecom to set up smart bus stations

    Before Going to Press | 12h 23min ago

  • Touch Taiwan: Corning exhibits new glass products

    Before Going to Press | 12h 25min ago

  • CPT conservative about 3Q15 performance

    Before Going to Press | Aug 27, 20:59

  • Taiwan market: Asustek launches 3 ZenFone smartphones

    Before Going to Press | Aug 27, 20:41

  • BOE to purchase 6G flexible OLED production equipment, say reports

    Before Going to Press | Aug 27, 20:33

  • A few China firms interested in buying Osram lamp business unit

    Before Going to Press | Aug 27, 20:33

  • Digitimes Research: China looks at 70% IC self-sufficiency in 2025

    Before Going to Press | Aug 27, 20:31

  • Global tablet shipments in 2015 estimated at 163 million units, says TrendForce

    Before Going to Press | Aug 27, 20:27

  • China smartphone market dominated by local vendors

    Before Going to Press | Aug 27, 20:22

  • Solargiga Energy posts net profit of nearly CNY7 million for 1H15

    Before Going to Press | Aug 27, 20:19

Pause
 | 
View more

Display panels for wearable devices: Market overview and forecast through 2017

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 23, 12:15

The wearables market is a growing focal point for many vendors and players in the display panel supply chain. This Digitimes Research Special Report looks at developments in panel applications in the wearable industry, with a specific focus on panel makers in...

Developments in the UV LED industry

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 16, 18:28

As white LED applications are becoming more widely accepted and common in the market and China makers push more price-competitive solutions, the 2015 global high-brightness LED output value is expected to only grow 7.5% on year. It is not surprising that in a...

Taiwan LCD TVs – 2Q 2015

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Aug 21, 14:47

Taiwan-based LCD TV makers are seeing improving shipments. Among them, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will have the strongest shipment growth in the second half due to procurement orders from Mexico.

Global tablet market – 2Q 2015

GLOBAL TABLET | Aug 21, 12:11

Digitimes Research saw global tablet shipments fall to 45.76 million units in second-quarter 2015, showing a 10% decrease on quarter and representing more than a 15% decrease on year.

China smartphone market and industry – 2Q 2015

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Aug 18, 15:33

Smartphone sales in China no longer show any significant momentum for growth as the fast maturing market now increasingly relies on replacement demand from existing users.

Kromax
Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets
The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.