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Taiwan's Asia Silicon Valley plan to highlight AI, self-driving tech in 2018

Sep 15, 14:59

After scoring impressive achievements at the end of its first implementation year in early September 2017, the Taiwan government's Asia Silicon Valley Development Plan (ASVDP) is...

Asia Silicon Valley

Competition in AI chip market heating up on full presence of global tech giants

Sep 6, 15:02

Competition in the artificial intelligence (AI) chip market is heating up as nearly all major players in the IT industry have joined the race to develop AI chips and applications...

Amazon Echo faces challenge to stay on top of smart speaker market

Jul 25, 16:05

Amazon's top-selling Echo smart speaker may see serious challenge from competitors, as it lacks support for non-English-speaking countries, according to sources from market watcher...

Facebook developing smart speaker with 15-inch touch panel

Jul 25, 09:09

Following Amazon, Google and Apple, Facebook is also rumored to be planning to release a smart speaker product, but instead of voice recognition functionality, the company will focus...

Solectron founder offers recipes to boost Taiwan tech strength

Jul 3, 14:22

Winston H Chen founded Solectron in 1978. Under his leadership, the company grew into the world’s largest electronics manufacturing services provider with annual revenue of...

Solectron founder Winston H Chen

Quanta, Wiwynn to expand server capacity as orders increase

Jun 12, 21:08

Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, a server affiliate of Wistron, are expected to see server shipments increase in the second half of 2017, thanks to rising demand for big data generated...

Facebook said to expand datacenter scale and prepare new hardware devices for 2018

Jun 5, 23:15

Facebook is reportedly planning to establish more datacenters worldwide for possible launches of new services, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, who added that...

Amazon Echo series device shipments expected to surpass 10 million in 2017

Jun 1, 21:15

Amazon has recently cut the price for its Echo Dot from US$99 originally to US$49 and the reduction is expected to greatly boost the company's smart voice assistance device shipments...

Taiwan players expect AI to benefit PC hardware supply chain

May 30, 15:39

Artificial intelligence (AI) and robots are both hot topics for Computex 2017 and will become focuses for the IT industry for the next several years. Taiwan's PC and server supply...

Acer pushing MR, VR hardware

May 2, 12:02

Acer’s mixed reality (MR) head-mounted display (HMD) that it developed jointly with Microsoft has recently begun shipments and the company has already shipped around 1,000 units...

Taiwan server makers see reshuffle of orders from Microsoft, Facebook, Google

Apr 26, 11:12

For Taiwan-based makers of servers for direct sale to clients, there has been a reshuffle of orders for servers used in cloud computing data centers from Microsoft, Facebook and Google...

Server shipments expected to pick up as Internet service providers place orders

Sep 22, 14:27

With Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon ready to pull in their new datacenter server orders for the second half, sources from the server-related upstream supply chain expect server...

Hardware vendors optimistic about VR potential to save PC industry

Jan 12, 15:33

With Sony, Samsung Electronics, Oculus/Facebook, High-Tech Computer (HTC) and Google developing virtual reality (VR) wearable devices, related supply chain players are becoming optimistic...

Internet service providers slowing down on taking in server orders

Dec 29, 13:48

Worldwide Internet service providers such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook have recently started slowing down on pulling in their server orders from ODMs as they have been...

Facebook, Google server outsourcing strategy change expected to impact profitability for ODMs

Dec 11, 11:53

Facebook is planning to add Wiwynn, a server subsidiary of Wistron, as a new datacenter server supplier, joining its primary supplier Quanta Computer in order to lower its risks and...

Virtual reality market value to hit US$70 billion in 2020 due to app developments, says TrendForce

Dec 7, 15:39

Consumers' relentless pursuit for richer audiovisual experiences has propelled the popularity of virtual reality (VR) devices and drawn in more companies to invest in this market...

Taiwan players expect business opportunities from Facebook datacenter

Dec 3, 14:19

Commenting on reports Facebook is considering plans to establish a datacenter in Changhua, central Taiwan, related upstream supply chain players pointed out that Taiwan's low power...

Facebook assessing plans to set up data center in central Taiwan, says local government

Dec 2, 14:33

Facebook plans to set up a data center in a site beside Changhua High-speed Rail Station in Changhua County, central Taiwan, according to the county government.

Himax, Etron developing chips for VR applications

Jun 15, 10:52

While most Taiwan-based IC design houses are cautious in developing chips for virtual reality (VR) applications, Himax Technologies and Etron Technology may step into the VR market...

CMC Magnetics lands orders for 100GB BD discs from Facebook

Jun 3, 14:53

Blank optical disc maker CMC Magnetics has obtained orders for 100GB Blu-ray Disc (BD) discs from Facebook and expects other providers of Internet services to follow suit, according...

Facebook planning to give network switch orders to Taiwan ODMs

Feb 2, 15:04

Optimistic about software defined network (SDN) development, Facebook is planning to shift its network switch orders from existing brand partners to Taiwan's white-box suppliers in...

Facebook opens Taiwan office

Jan 30, 11:12

Facebook has an office in Taiwan mainly for educating local enterprises on how to use Facebook to attain commercial goals and training local Facebook advertising agents, according...

Commentary: Internet service providers still vying for smartphone market

Dec 15, 11:31

Despite the lackluster performance of initial sales of their own brand smartphones, Internet service providers including Facebook, Amazon, Alibaba and Baidu, have not yet given up...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan smartphone makers see dropping orders from Amazon, Microsoft Mobile and Facebook in 2014

Sep 3, 16:07

Taiwan handset makers originally expected to continue receiving orders for Lumia series products from Microsoft Mobile and also acquire new orders from Amazon and Facebook in 2014,...

Sales of branded smartphones from service providers such as Amazon, Facebook, and Alibaba lower than expected

Aug 29, 11:25

Sales of own-brand smartphones launched by online retailers or social networking service companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent have been lower than expected,...

Taiwan ODMs seeing increased direct-account orders for data center servers

Apr 3, 10:53

Quanta Computer and Wiwynn have seen large increases in direct-account orders for data center servers from Facebook and Microsoft, with production capacities already fully utilized,...

Quanta to showcase battery backup system at Facebook OCP Summit

Jan 28, 13:21

Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, Wistron's subsidiary provider of cloud computing system integration services, will participate in Facebook's Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit to take...

Internet firms diversify server supplies

Oct 11, 14:37

Google and Facebook have started dividing their server orders between different ODMs to avoid placing all their eggs in one basket. Inventec will start supplying servers to Google...

Taiwan ODMs expected to benefit from new data centers in Northern Europe

Sep 25, 21:54

Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, a subsidiary of Wistron, are expected to benefit from Microsoft and Facebook's new data center establishments in Northern Europe in 2014, according to...

Facebook launches bid to make Internet access available to all

Aug 22, 14:56

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, has announced the launch of internet.org, a global partnership with the goal of making Internet access available to the next five billion...

Smartphone brands reluctant to develop Facebook Home-enabled models

Jun 24, 12:48

A number of branded smartphone vendors, including Samsung Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications, Lenovo, ZTE and Huawei are now reluctant to cooperate with Facebook for the joint...

Facebook OCP creating competition for Taiwan hardware makers

May 27, 16:08

Although Facebook's Open Compute Project (OCP) is expected to benefit Taiwan-based ODMs in terms of shipping servers directly to Internet players, sources from the server industry...

Facebook sets up OCP Taiwan

May 24, 15:20

Facebook on May 23 established Open Compute Project (OCP) Taiwan in a bid to attract Taiwan-based hardware makers and promote industry standards for cloud computing data center equipment,...

ODMs reportedly to receive storage product orders from Facebook

Jan 2, 20:36

Facebook reportedly plans to outsource new storage product orders to Taiwan-based ODMs with both Quanta Computer and Wistron having a chance to land the orders, according to sources...

More brands to introduce smartphones in 2013

Dec 19, 22:02

Firms such as Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft all intend to introduce own-brand smartphones which may stir up price competition and become major influences on the market in the second...

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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    Digitimes Research estimates that revenues from sales of server motherboards, servers, storage systems and related network system equipment by Taiwan-based vendors reached NT$555.8 billion in 2016 and the amount is estimated to grow 5.9% on year in 2017.

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    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.