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Pegatron turns conservative about 3Q12

Jun 28, 01:40

Pegatron Technology, seeing the weak global economy, while consumers have halted their purchase plans to wait for Windows 8, has turned conservative about the PC market in the third...

Strong ultra-like notebook demand creating shortages of slim panels and metal chassis

Jun 26, 01:25

Seeing ultrabooks suffer from weak sales, notebook brand vendors have turned to push ultra-like notebooks, causing slim panel and metal chassis to both see shortages, according to...

ECS passes 2011 finance report with growth of more than 7%

Jun 26, 01:10

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) hosted a shareholder meeting on June 25, passing its finance report for 2011 with consolidated revenues reaching NT$72.7 billion (US$2.43 billion),...

Acer enters tier-3 to -5 cities in China

Jun 14, 01:30

Acer, starting 2012, is executing a three-year plan in China to expand its channel bases from tier-1 and -2 cities to tier-3 to -5 cities and is set to open new stores at a rate of...

Scott Lin, Acer vice president and president of Acer Greater China

Taiwan ODMs show no interest in ultra-low price handset market

Jun 14, 01:05

China-based second-tier smartphone brand vendors have recently been pushing their ultra-low price smartphones, priced at only CNY500 (US$79), in the retail channel, but since these...

Taiwan ODMs show no interest in ultra-cheap smartphones

Sandy Bridge processors to be gradually phased out of market starting in September, sources say

Jun 12, 01:15

With Intel releasing its new dual-core Ivy Bridge processors, the company's Sandy Bridge processors are expected to gradually be phased out of the market starting in September, according...

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Microsoft new app strategy to bring new profit source for PC vendors

Jun 7, 01:10

As Microsoft is preparing to challenge Apple's iOS and Google's Android with Windows 8, to resolve the operating system's lack of apps, Microsoft plans to change its strategy over...

Microsoft plans to adopt a new profit sharing strategy

Expanding the motherboard market: Q&A with Gigabyte sales and marketing

Jun 5, 11:26

Following the recent launch of Intel's new Ivy Bridge platform, new announcements from AMD, and the growing anticipation for Windows 8, Computex 2012 will provide PC players from...

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Notebook ODMs starting to reduce component orders for June

May 29, 01:25

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs, although still maintaining their shipment forecast for the second quarter, have recently started decreasing their orders to upstream component makers and...

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PC shipments may only see slight sequential growth in 2Q12

May 24, 01:10

As Dell reported weaker-than-expected results for its fiscal first quarter 2012 (February-April), some PC brand vendors pointed out that their orders from Europe's retail channel...

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Acer, Asustek to launch netbooks with upgraded Atom processor in 3Q12

May 22, 01:40

Acer and Asustek Computer, seeing as most other vendors have quit the netbook market and netbook shipments are becoming more stable, plans to launch new netbook models with Intel's...

HP launches several ultrabooks and ultra-like notebooks

May 10, 01:40

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has announced several ultrabooks including the Envy Spectre and EliteBook Folio 9470m, featuring Intel's latest Core i7 processors, as well as ultra-like notebook...

FIH refutes rumors of planning to enter handset brand business

May 8, 13:41

Foxconn International Holding (FIH) has refuted recent market rumors that the company is planning to enter the handset brand business with cooperation from Sharp. FIH said the company's...

Quanta Computer offers data center solutions for sale under own brand

May 4, 14:12

Quanta Computer announced that it will offer data center solutions for sale under its own brand, QCT, in the North America market during Facebook's Open Compute Summit taking place...

Toshiba and Panasonic reportedly may phase out from notebook fan market

May 3, 01:30

Japan-based Toshiba and Panasonic are reportedly starting to lose their interest in notebook fan production and may gradually phase out from the industry, while Japan-based Nidec...

PC brand vendors moving R&D resources from Android to Windows 8

May 2, 16:28

PC brand vendors have already started moving their resources from R&D for Android to Windows 8 and are focusing more on developing Windows 8-based products, according to sources...

China smartphone brands looking to expand share in Taiwan market

Apr 26, 01:30

China-based smartphone brands including ZTE, Huawei and Cool, seeing Taiwan's smartphone market is starting to extend into mid-range and entry-level price levels, are seeking help...

Notebook vendors to push ultra-like notebook models

Apr 26, 01:20

The high prices of second-generation ultrabooks which are set to appear in early June of around US$1,000 are unlikely to help them win-over consumers; therefore, notebook vendors...

Newmax aggressively striving for notebook camera orders

Apr 24, 01:15

Taiwan-based optical lens maker Newmax Technology is aggressive trying to land high quality optical lens orders from ultrabook and notebook players, according to sources from upstream...

HP, Dell and Asustek said to plan launch of 15-inch ultrabooks without an ODD

Apr 24, 00:47

As Apple reportedly may remove the design of the internal optical disc drive (ODD) for its new MacBook Pro and make it an optional pick, sources from supply chain pointed out that...

China market: IT brand vendors turn to strengthen online shopping platforms

Apr 19, 13:46

Facing strong competition from China-based retail chains such as Gome and Suning as well as online shopping platforms, IT malls in China have started to lose their popularity, forcing...

China retail channel facing competition from online shopping platform

Delta, Coolermaster aggressively entering cooling module supply chain to notebook ODMs

Apr 17, 01:25

Delta Electronics and Coolermaster are reportedly getting aggressive about entering the supply chain of the notebook industry for cooling module products and the two players' entrance...

Notebook ODMs to see 10-20% on-month shipment drop in April

Apr 17, 01:00

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs are expected to see their shipments in April to suffer on-month drops of 10-20% as brand vendors are busy digesting their Sandy Bridge-based model inventories...

Notebook ODMs expected to suffer from on-month shipment drop in April

Insyde receives orders from Lenovo

Apr 12, 01:25

Taiwan-based BIOS designer Insyde Software has announced several new UEFI firmware and tools designed for Windows 8 at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) and the company's solutions have...

Component makers concern for the possible impact from ultrabook

Mar 27, 01:15

Component makers, seeing their downstream brand partners are aggressively entering the ultrabook market, are concerned that if demand for ultrabook is not as good as expected, their...

HP and Lenovo brand stores expected to sprout in Asia

Mar 27, 01:05

Seeing Apple achieving success by promoting its products with its Apple Stores, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Lenovo are both aggressively aiming to build up their own brand stores in...

PC vendors are aggressive pushing brand stores similar as Apple Store

DSLR camera lenses become major shipment force for Kinko Optical

Mar 15, 01:35

With camera brand vendors including Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and Sony aggressively pushing into the DSLR camera and mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC) industries, upstream...

China market: Local TV brand vendors setting high sales goals for 2012, say sources

Mar 8, 16:02

Local brand TV vendors in China, including TCL, Skyworth, and Hisense, have together targeted to ship over 51 million TVs in 2012, higher than the 46 million units projected for the...

Taiwan market: Dell launches 12G server

Mar 8, 01:20

Dell has launched its latest 12 generation (12G) server in Taiwan to fulfill market demand for large data processing.

Yang Chao, Dell vice president and general manager of Greater China region

Taiwan market: Local brand vendors still rolling out CCFL-backlit TV models

Mar 6, 14:09

Some local brand TV vendors in Taiwan such as Teco will continue to roll out CCFL-backlit models for the local market as CCFL models still enjoy price advantages over LED-backlit...

Taiwan DSC makers aggressive striving for MILC orders

Mar 6, 01:20

Taiwan digital still camera (DSC) makers, seeing first-tier camera brand vendors have all started entering the development stage for their new machines for 2013, are aggressively...

Taiwan DSC makers are aggressive striving for MILC orders

Catcher to see revenue contribution from notebooks surpass 50% in 2012

Feb 23, 01:00

Chassis maker Catcher Technology expects revenue contributions from its notebook business reach over 50%, surpassing its smartphone business, which was the major revenue contributor...

Vendors dropping ultrabook prices in preparation of second-generation models

Feb 7, 01:15

As ultrabooks from brand vendors such as Acer, Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard (HP) are all recently seeing price drops in the North America, sources from retail channel believe that the...

Taiwan ODMs considering cash only transactions with Kodak

Jan 17, 01:30

As Kodak is facing bankruptcy crisis, rumors about the company filing lawsuits against Apple, High Tech Computer (HTC) and Fujifilm as a last resort to help its financial situation,...

Asustek expects notebook shipments in the US to grow 30% in 2012

Jan 12, 01:00

Despite seeing the PC market experiencing decline, and economies of the US and Europe are weakening, Asustek Computer still expects its notebook shipments in the US to grow 30% in...

Steven Chang, president of Asustek US
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