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PC supply chain to see shipments stay flat or drop slightly in November

Dec 1, 01:15

PC component makers and ODMs expect their shipments in November to stay flat or drop slightly on month as orders for the year-end holidays are not as strong as expected, according...

Acer will not give up netbook market, says VP

Nov 29, 01:35

Commenting on the recent rumors that Korea-based Samsung Electronics will stop producing 10.1-inch netbooks in the first quarter of 2012, leaving the netbook market to the top-2 players...

PC vendors to see serious HDD shortages starting December, says Acer VP

Nov 29, 01:20

As PC brand vendors' hard disc drive (HDD) inventory level will soon hit bottom, vendors will start experiencing HDD shortages in December and the problem will reach its peak in February...

Acer, Lenovo to launch quad-core tablet PCs

Nov 29, 01:15

Acer and Lenovo are set to launch quad-core tablet PCs featuring Google's Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and Nvidia's Tegra 3 in the first quarter to compete against Asustek Computer,...

Only 56-75% of global PV module inventory meets market energy efficiency and brand requirements, says Gintech president

Nov 25, 12:17

The global inventory of solar modules is estimated at 6-8GW currently, but modules which meet market-required energy conversion rates and bank-designated brands for lending are only...

Solar panels

Smartphone component makers penetrate ultrabook supply chain

Nov 22, 01:45

Smartphone component makers including Primax Electronics and Merry Electronics have recently cut into ultrabook supply chain as ultrabook's requirement of featuring 0.7-0.8-inch thickness...

Second wave of ultrabook launches to take place at CES 2012

Nov 22, 01:35

Notebook brand vendors that have not yet released ultrabooks but plan to do so soon, such as Hewlett-Packard (HP), Samsung Electronics and Dell, as well as players that have already...

Asustek delays Transformer Prime to December

Nov 8, 01:35

Asustek Computer, which had originally been set to launch its latest Transformer Prime tablet PC with Android 3.2 on November 9, has postponed the launch schedule to early December...

Western Digital and Samsung will not supply hard drives to Taiwan channels in November

Nov 3, 01:10

As floods in Thailand have seriously impacted the hard drive supply chain, Western Digital recently notified its distributors in Taiwan that the company will not distribute any hard...

Asustek and Acer quibble over notebook vendor rankings in China and Europe

Nov 1, 01:00

Asustek Computer, citing figures from research firm IDC, pointed out that the company's notebook shipments in China have already surpassed Acer and it has become the second largest...

MSI reorganizing notebook business

Oct 25, 01:05

Micro-Star International (MSI), commenting about the recent market rumor that the company plans to shrink down its notebook business, pointed out that the company is only making some...

New Windows verification process creates controversy between ODM and brand vendors

Oct 25, 01:00

Microsoft's new verification system for Windows 8 - OA 3.0 - which will add complications toward the upstream ODM's production lines and relatively generate significant extra cost,...

Players cut 7-inch tablet PC prices to compete for market share

Oct 20, 01:20

Tablet PC players have recently started to drop their tablet PC prices to attract consumers, especially 7-inch models as the machines can easily attract first-time buyers with their...

Flood in Thailand unlikely to bring more orders to Taiwan ODMs

Oct 18, 01:25

Facing the flood that is impacting their production lines in Thailand, several digital still camera (DSC) brand vendors such as Nikon and Sony are likely to shift back the production...

Intel, Insyde Software to host Fall UEFI Plugfest in Taiwan

Oct 18, 01:20

Intel and Taiwan-based software designer Insyde Software will jointly host Fall UEFI Plugfest in Taiwan from October 25-27, to promote the latest UEFI technologies.

Catcher production suspension may impact Apple

Oct 18, 01:15

As Taiwan-based chassis supplier Catcher Technology's plants in Suzhou, China have been ordered to suspend production by the local government, sources from upstream supply chain players...

Ultrabook players to adopt hybrid HDD to save cost

Oct 18, 01:10

Hybrid hard disc drives (HDD) have recently become a popular choice among notebook brand vendors for their ultrabook models, according to sources from ultrabook players.

Lenovo rises to the second largest PC brand in 3Q11, says IDC

Oct 14, 14:59

Worldwide PC shipments increased by 3.6% in the third quarter of 2011 compared to the same quarter in 2010, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The results are up...

Asustek launches Zenbook series ultrabooks

Oct 13, 01:30

Asustek Computer has unveiled its Zenbook series ultrabooks saying it is confident it has the closest performance/price ratio compared to Apple's MacBook Air.

Asustek Zenbook series ultrabook

Microsoft Mango system will rise, says HTC executive

Oct 13, 01:20

President of High Tech Computer (HTC) North Asia Jack Tung, commenting on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.5 Mango system, pointed out that the smartphone industry is developing into an...

Asia PC brands still unlikely to outshine Apple after death of Jobs

Oct 7, 16:33

Commenting on whether PC brand vendors in Asia will have a chance to rise and surpass Apple following the death of Apple's former CEO Steve Jobs, sources from PC players pointed out...

Ultrabooks expected to impact tablet PCs

Sep 29, 01:10

With notebook players such as Acer, Asustek Computer as well as Lenovo, Toshiba, Samsung Electronics and Hewlett-Packard (HP) all set launch ultrabooks in the near future, sources...

Acer, Asustek to join new Tizen project

Sep 29, 01:05

Asustek Computer and Acer are both set to add development for the recently announced Tizen operating system project, while High Tech Computer (HTC) is currently evaluating its decision,...

Dell to increase workforce at Chengdu office

Sep 22, 01:50

Dell is set to expand its workforce at its Chengdu base from 300 currently to 3,000 soon. Dell plans to have Chengdu serve as its second operating base.

Notebook players pessimistic about ability of Ice Cream Sandwich to defeat iOS

Sep 22, 01:30

Notebook players, seeing that first-tier brand vendors such as RIM, Motorola and Hewlett-Packard (HP) are all backing away from the tablet PC bandwagon, are turning pessimistic about...

Acer to ship 40,000 notebooks by rail across China and Europe

Sep 22, 01:25

Acer will ship 40,000 notebooks by railroad across Chongqing, China and Duisburg, Germany. The shipments are expected to arrive in Europe in two weeks.

Acer enjoying strong short-term notebook orders for Europe

Sep 22, 01:15

Acer, benefiting from Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) uncertainty about its PC business, has started receiving strong notebook orders from channels in Europe with volumes, as of September...

HTC valued as 2011 top Taiwan-based global brand

Sep 22, 01:05

Smartphone vendor HTC has been appraised as the most valuable Taiwan-based global brand in 2011 with a brand value of US$3.605 billion, according to the government-sponsored Taiwan...

Lenovo becomes third-largest PC brand in 2Q11, says IHS iSuppli

Sep 20, 15:03

Capitalizing on strong sales in China and the US - as well as on a weak performance by close rival Acer - Lenovo in the second quarter rose one rank to became the world's third-largest...

Digitimes Insight: Lenovo to become the largest PC brand with assistance from Lanci

Sep 20, 14:03

Former Acer president Gianfranco Lanci's decision to join Lenovo is expected to bring about an even faster and larger reshuffling of the global PC market brand rankings, according...

Gianfranco Lanci

Asustek expects 4Q11 notebook shipments to be at 3.6 million units

Sep 20, 01:15

Taiwan-based notebook brand vendor Asustek Computer expects its notebook shipments in the fourth quarter to be at around 3.6 million units if the overall global economy does not fluctuate...

Intel downstream partners request CPU price drop

Sep 20, 01:10

Executives from Intel's PC partners - Acer Taiwan president Scott Lin and Compal Electronics president Ray Chen both have invoked Intel to help drop the Ultrabook price to below US$1,000...

Intel directly cooperates with chassis suppliers to lower Ultrabook costs

Sep 8, 01:00

Intel has recently been aggressively cooperating with notebook chassis suppliers hoping to achieve the goal of dropping Ultrabook prices to below US$1,000, and Intel is currently...

Notebook players limit initial Ultrabook shipment volume below 50,000 units

Sep 6, 01:05

First-tier notebook brand vendors Acer, Lenovo, Toshiba and Asustek Computer, understanding that demand for notebooks is unlikely to recover in the fourth quarter, while Apple's products...

Gross margins for PC ODMs expected to turn healthy in 2012

Sep 1, 01:10

Gross margins of PC ODM players are expected to return healthy in 2012 as the notebook supply chain has already reached a mutual consensus to refuse low-margin orders in the future,...

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    Samsung 1TB mSATA SSD

    Samsung Electronics has launched its 840 EVO mSATA SSD line-up, including a one terabyte (TB) version. The Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD is an extension of the 840 EVO line-up which...

    Photo: Company, Dec 18.

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    Nokia CDMA Windows Phone in China

    China Telecom and Nokia have announced the Nokia 800C, the first CDMA Windows Phone in China and Nokia's first Lumia phone for the world's largest smartphone market. The partnership...

    Photo: Company, Mar 29.

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    CES 2011: Nvidia GeForce 540M GPU

    Nvidia has announced the GeForce 500M series of notebook graphics processing units (GPUs), designed to power notebooks featuring next-generation Intel Core CPUs (Sandy Bridge). GeForce...

    Photo: Company, Jan 18.

  • MSI+P55A+Fuzion+for+Intel+platform+and+870A+Fuzion+for+AMD+platform

    MSI P55A Fuzion for Intel platform and 870A Fuzion for AMD platform

    Micro-Star International (MSI) has introduced new mainstream Fuzion series motherboards, the P55A Fuzion for the Intel platform and 870A Fuzion for the AMD platform. The boards feature...

    Photo: Company, Jul 7.

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    Lenovo IdeaPad Y560D 3D notebook

    Lenovo has recently announced a 3D notebook, the IdeaPad Y560D, which is equipped with a 15.6-inch screen, Intel Core i7 processor and an ATI Radeon HD 5730 graphics card at a price...

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