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ASMedia says orders for USB 3.0 HDD controllers rising

Jun 7, 11:16

ASMedia Technology has seen orders for USB 3.0 bridge controller ICs used in hard drives (HDD) pick up significantly in May and June, according to company president Lin Che-wei. Moreover,...

ASMedia president Lin Che-wei

Taiwan market: HP unveils five new ultrabooks

May 15, 01:45

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has unveiled five new ultrabooks under its Envy 4 and Envy 6 series in Taiwan with a chassis design that combines a metal-based bezel with a plastic-based bottom;...

Desktops set to adopt 2.5-inch hard drives as all-in-one PC form factor gains favor, says IHS

Apr 16, 16:34

Demand from all-in-one PCs combined with requirements for lower power consumption and a thinner, smaller storage alternative to existing 3.5-inch hard disk drives (HDD) will help...

Taiwan market: HDD prices expected to drop at end of April

Mar 30, 15:12

Retail channels of HDDs in the Taiwan market will lower prices by about 10% at the end of April in order to adjust inventories and promote sales. Pricing for a 3.5-inch 500GB model...

ASMedia expects controller shipments to top 100 million in 2012

Mar 30, 14:55

ASMedia Technology's overall controller shipments are likely to top 100 million units in 2012, driven by orders for USB 3.0 host controllers and new contracts for USB 3.0 bridge controllers...

ASMedia president expects company shipments to top 100 million units in 2012

ASMedia, VIA Labs grab USB 3.0 controller orders from Japan

Mar 19, 15:48

ASMedia Technology and VIA Labs have secured orders for USB 3.0 controller chips used in external hard drives from Japan-based vendors such as Toshiba and Sony, with volume shipments...

Taiwan-based controller design houses reportedly cut into supply chain of Japan-based electronics v

Global HDD capacity expected to be restored to 80% in 1Q12

Feb 24, 01:25

The global production capacity of hard disk drives (HDDs) will increase to 140-145 million units, about 80% of the level before flooding hit Thailand in late 2011, in the first quarter...

GBM sees 2Q12 sales rebound

Feb 24, 01:05

PCB manufacturer Global Brands Manufacture (GBM), whose revenues were hit by tight HDD supplies caused by Thailand's floods in the fourth quarter of 2011, expects its sales to rebound...

GBM president Peter Chu expects company revenues to rebound in 2Q12

Notebook makers to see shipments recover in February

Feb 21, 01:30

Notebook makers, after suffering from a weak performance in January, are expected to see an overall on-month shipment growth of 10% in February as hard disc drive (HDD) supply returns...

Thai floods continue to impact HDD manufacturing, says IHS

Feb 13, 16:28

Although hard disk drive (HDD) supplies in the first quarter commenced their recovery from the disastrous floods that struck Thailand in late 2011, a full recovery of production is...

HDD industry may not restore normal supply until end of 2012, though Hitachi GST production will be restored by February, says company vice president

Jan 13, 12:10

The global hard disk drive (HDD) industry may take one year to completely recover from the impact of flooding in Thailand and and therefore the market will not be able to resume normal...

Brendan Collins, HGST product vice president (right)

USB 3.0 bridge controller makers vying for orders from HDD vendors

Jan 12, 01:40

USB 3.0 bridge controller chipmakers ASMedia Technology, JMicron Technology, Genesys Logic and Initio are competing fiercely for orders to be released by Western Digital, Seagate,...

Romley expected to spur replacement of servers, but subject to global economic situation and HDD supply

Dec 30, 15:24

Intel will launch its new server platform Romley in March 2012, which is expected to cause enterprises to replace servers as early as the second half of 2012, according to industry...

HDD vendors reportedly requiring PC makers to sign long-term supply contracts

Dec 28, 14:55

Major hard disk drive (HDD) vendors reportedly have asked branded PC vendors to sign one-year buying contracts for HDDs at specified prices and volumes as the supply of HDDs has remained...

HDD industry to be dominated by Western Digital, Seagate

Dec 21, 16:23

In the wake of Seagate's completion of acquisition of Samsung Electronics' hard disc drive (HDD) business, industry observers believe the HDD industry will be dominated by Western...

Taiwan market: HDD supply to be tightest in January

Dec 19, 15:46

The short supply of hard disk drives (HDDs) in the Taiwan retail market due to the impact of flooding in Thailand is expected to peak in January 2012 and begin to ease in March, according...

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Normal HDD supply to resume in 1Q12, says GBM

Dec 16, 16:34

The global supply for hard disk drives is expected to return to normal as early as the first quarter of 2012, according to Global Brands Manufacture (GBM), which makes PCBs and also...

Digitimes Research: Hard drive supply gap to only reach 5% in 2Q12

Dec 13, 16:17

Thailand's floods in early October, have created strong impact toward the hard disk drive (HDD) supply chain, causing many PC brand vendors to miss business opportunities in the fourth...

Global HDD supply/demand status, 4Q11-4Q12

Intel 4Q11 revenues to be below expectations due to HDD supply shortages

Dec 13, 12:06

Intel has announced that the company's fourth-quarter results are expected to be below the company's previous outlook due to hard disk drive (HDD) supply shortages. The company now...

PC vendors hike prices to reflect adoption of larger capacity HDDs

Nov 30, 14:03

To cope with hard disk drive (HDD) shortages due to flooding in Thailand, HDD vendors have devoted more production to high-capacity and higher-profitability models, forcing PC vendors...

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...

Taiwan market: Prices for supply of HDDs for retail channels to rise by 10% in early December

Nov 28, 10:58

Prices for hard disk drives (HDDs) supplied to retail channels in the Taiwan market have risen 20-30% due to short supply arising from flooding in Thailand, and will be hiked by 10%...

Global HDD supply to be 35% short in 4Q11, say PC makers

Nov 28, 10:44

Global supply of hard disk drives (HDDs) in the fourth quarter of 2011 will decrease to 110-130 million units due to the impact of flooding in Thailand, about 35% short of demand...

Lower NAND prices to drive adoption of SSDs in 2H12, says Kingston

Nov 25, 11:12

With NAND flash prices reaching the sweet spot, solid-state drives (SSDs) are expected to see adoption expand substantially in the second half of 2012, according to a Kingston Technology...

Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director of Kingston APAC

DRAM spot prices stabilize on production cut plan, says inSpectrum

Nov 18, 16:54

The overall price trend of the DRAM spot market finally stabilized this week (November 14-18) due to the recent announcement of Elpida's production cut plan after a sluggish performance...

Seagate lowers 4Q11 target HDD shipments to 41-45 million units

Nov 18, 01:00

Seagate Technology has downward adjusted its fourth-quarter 2011 shipment goals for hard disk drives (HDDs) to 41-45 million units due to the impact of flooding in Thailand, decreasing...

Shipment forecast for HDD and PC lowered because of Thailand floods, says IDC

Nov 11, 15:21

Widespread flooding is bringing unprecedented devastation to the people and economy of Thailand. With operations disrupted at more than a dozen hard disk drive (HDD) factories, damage...

Taiwan motherboard makers expected to suffer 10-15% sequential decrease in 4Q11 shipments due to HDD shortage

Nov 9, 01:15

Motherboard makers have been impacted by HDD shortages arising from flooding in Thailand since mid-October, and are expected to see their fourth-quarter shipments decrease 10-15%...

Tripod conservative about 4Q11 outlook

Nov 8, 11:50

PCB supplier Tripod Technology has expressed caution about the company's business outlook for the rest of 2011, citing supply chain disruptions caused by Thailand's floods.

HDD supply gap to narrow as Nidec resumes some production

Nov 8, 01:50

Japan-based hard disc drive (HDD) motor supplier Nidec, which contributes close to 75% of the global HDD motor shipments, has announced its Ayutthaya plants in Thailand have already...

ODM PC supply may be 10% short in December 2011, 1Q12 due to HDD shortages, say PC vendors

Nov 7, 11:17

The global ODM supply of PCs, due to short supply of hard disk drives (HDDs) arising from the flooding in Thailand, may be short of demand by 10% in December 2011 and the first quarter...

PC vendors search for HDDs in gray markets due to shortages

Nov 4, 16:44

Because of the increasing global shortage of hard disk drives arising from the flooding in Thailand, PC vendors have searched HDDs available for sale in gray markets, causing hikes...

PC ODMs may be forced to stop production due to HDD shortages

Nov 4, 15:31

Some PC ODMs may be forced to stop production beginning November due to hard disk drive (HDD) shortages, according to industry sources. Global HDD supply in the fourth quarter is...

Min Aik October revenues drop due to Thailand flooding

Stockwatch - Nov 3, 11:20

Min Aik Technology, which makes hard disk drive (HDD) components, has reported consolidated revenues of NT$557 million (US$18.4 million) for October, dropping 51.38% sequentially...

Taiwan market: Retail channels rest hope on Seagate for supply of HDDs

Nov 2, 16:25

As Western Digital (WD) has given priority to PC vendors for supply of its hard disk drives (HDDs) due to shortages arising from flooding in Thailand, retail channels in the Taiwan...

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