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Microsoft retrieving component purchasing rights to maintain server quality

Oct 17, 15:12

Microsoft has recently become more involved in choosing specific hardware component suppliers for its datacenter servers. Microsoft used to let its ODM partners choose the component...

Pegatron to make Microsoft new Surface PC products, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 11, 15:32

Microsoft is expected to announce its next-generation Surface Pro series 2-in-1 and notebook products including the Surface Pro 5, Surface Book 2 and new Surface-brand desktops (likely...

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...

Microsoft unveils Nokia 216 feature phone

Newswatch - Sep 22, 09:01

Microsoft has unveiled a new feature phone, the Nokia 216, which sports a 2.4-inch QVGA display enabling Internet browsing, viewing pictures, playing videos and gaming.

Nokia 216

Taiwan market: ACTi offers cloud computing-based retail store solution via cooperation with Microsoft

Aug 17, 12:06

Microsoft Taiwan has announced that ACTi, a provider of IP surveillance solutions, has become a new partner under its Cloud Solution Provider program. ACTi has launched a cloud computing-based...

Microsoft Xbox One S brings significant value gains with minimal commercial pain, says IHS

Aug 11, 10:26

Despite a small increase in bill-of-materials (BOM) cost, the new Xbox One S delivers for consumers in terms of improved performance and features, according to IHS Markit.

Microsoft, Google, Amazon pushing new datacenter establishments in 2H16

Jul 14, 11:55

Microsoft, Google and Amazon have been aggressively pushing the cloud computing service market and are expected to establish more datacenters in the second half of 2016. Microsoft...

Lenovo reportedly to supply servers to Microsoft datacenters

Jul 11, 22:04

Lenovo reportedly has become a server supplier of Microsoft's datacenters and is the software giant's fifth supplier following Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell, Quanta Computer and Wiwynn,...

Foxconn takes up Microsoft handset plant in Vietnam

Jul 11, 10:51

Foxconn Electronics has announced that one of its subsidiaries, Chief Expertise, has purchased a 100% stake of Microsoft Mobile (Vietnam), a handset unit of Microsoft Mobile in Vietnam,...

Microsoft said to release Surface AIO in 3Q16

Jun 30, 11:21

With its success from Surface 2-in-1 devices, Microsoft reportedly is cooperating with upstream supply chain players to develop an all-in-one (AIO) PC under the Surface brand and...

AOpen expects partnerships with Microsoft and Google to show results in 2H16

Jun 23, 14:54

Taiwan-based digital signage player AOpen has partnered with Microsoft and Google to provide solutions that cover both front-end hardware and back-end big data analysis, and expects...

Internet services players eye digital signage opportunity

Jun 6, 22:56

The competition in the consumer-level cloud computing application market is growing fierce and several players have turned to strengthening their digital signage products for the...

Commentary: Foxconn moves one step further to become brand operator

May 20, 09:10

The move by the Foxconn Group to take up control of two global technology brands, Sharp and Nokia, in less than two months has raised concerns that the EMS/OEM giant will eventually...

Microsoft to sell feature phone business

May 18, 21:34

Microsoft has announced it has reached an agreement to sell its entry-level feature phone assets to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of the Foxconn Group, and HMD Global, Oy for US$350 mil...

Intel, Microsoft to limit OS support on new processors; to increase IPC players costs

May 16, 22:25

With Intel planning to have its next-generation processors support only Windows 10, industrial PC (IPC) players are concerned that the move will dramatically increase their costs...

Microsoft new Surface Book said to be delayed

May 12, 14:26

Microsoft originally planned to launch its second-generation Surface Book in June, upgrading the device with an Ultra HD display, but sources from the upstream supply chain report...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments by Taiwan brands and ODMs decline in 1Q16

May 10, 11:31

Shipments of smartphones byTaiwan-based handset brands and ODMs totaled 13.95 million units in the first quarter of 2016, declining 22.2% on quarter and 20.5% on year, according to...

Apple beats Microsoft at their own game while Amazon primes the low end of tablet market, says IDC

Apr 29, 16:09

First-quarter seasonality combined with an overall disinterested customer base led to an annual decline of 14.7% in worldwide tablet shipments during the first quarter of 2016. Worldwide...

Taiwan market: Microsoft launches Lumia 950 smartphone

Apr 25, 15:32

Microsoft has launched its Windows 10-based high-end Lumia 950 smartphone in Taiwan and will initially push the device into the enterprise sector.

Vendors to release 2-in-1s with stylus in 3Q16

Apr 21, 14:45

Rising demand for 2-in-1 devices has increased the adoption of stylus support by brand vendors. In addition to Microsoft and Apple, Huawei, Acer, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell...

HTC partners with Microsoft and GameStop to establish experience centers

Apr 12, 15:35

HTC has been seeking partnerships for its Vive virtual reality device and in addition to cooperation with car vendors Audi and BMW, HTC has also partnered with Microsoft and GameStop...

Microsoft producing HoloLens in-house, say Taiwan makers

Mar 9, 15:19

Microsoft is currently producing its augmented reality (AR) device, HoloLens, at its own factory in the US instead of having Pegatron Technology, its main manufacturing partner in...

Microsoft HoloLens is produced by Microsoft in-house

China vendors pushing into 2-in-1 market

Mar 2, 22:22

With assistance from Microsoft and Intel, China-based brand vendors and white-box players have been aggressively pushing new 2-in-1 devices recently. In addition to Huawei's MateBook...

Taiwan market: Advantech cooperates with Microsoft to market cloud computing solutions

Feb 25, 14:34

Industrial computing device maker Advantech, in view of large market potential for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, has cooperated with Microsoft to provide cloud computing-based...

Microsoft ships 6.0 million Surface tablets in 2015, say sources

Feb 3, 12:07

Microsoft shipped 2.5 million Surface-series tablets in the fourth quarter of 2015, leading to total shipments for the year reaching six million units, or 50% higher than market expectations...

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...

Taiwan market: Taiwan Secom provides retail management services via cooperation with Microsoft

Dec 23, 14:54

Taiwan Secom, the largest residential/commercial security service provider in Taiwan, on December announced cooperation with Microsoft to provide cloud-based management services to...

Surface Book to become available to China consumers on December 24

Dec 18, 12:01

Microsoft China has announced that its new Surface Books will become available for pre-order online on December 24 in China and the retail channel in China will also start accepting...

Surface Book and Pro 4 see order delay to 1Q16

Dec 7, 23:20

Microsoft's Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 2-in-1 are expected to see weaker-than-expected shipments in the fourth quarter because of Intel Skylake processor shortages and some orders...

Commentary: The residue value of feature phones

Dec 7, 22:34

The pace of replacement of smartphones for feature phones is not happening as fast as expected, as the use of handsets by consumers of different regions, the price difference between...

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to drop less than 5% in 2016 thanks to large-size models

Dec 1, 15:01

Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's Surface 2-in-1 devices are expected to boost demand for large-size tablets, partly offsetting the shipment declines in small-size segments. This will...

Microsoft Dynamics AX delivers the power of the cloud to businesses

Nov 20, 14:50

Microsoft has announced that the next release of its flagship ERP solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX, will be generally available in the first quarter of 2016. The new release, architected...

Brand vendors gearing up to launch Surface-similar 2-in-1 devices in 1Q16

Nov 16, 15:25

Seeing demand for Microsoft's Surface-series 2-in-1 devices having been rising, several notebook brand vendors have started adjusting their 2-in-1 projects for 2016 and plan to launch...

Notebook brand vendors strengthening high-end product lines

Oct 22, 14:50

Seeing that Microsoft plans to push Surface Book into the high-end segment, first-tier notebook brand vendors have started strengthening the quality and design of their high-end product...

Microsoft increases monthly Surface Pro shipments by 60% for 4Q15

Oct 19, 15:28

Microsoft has raised its Surface Pro 2-in-1s' monthly shipments to 500,000 units for the fourth quarter, up 60% from 300,000 units originally to prepare for the year-end holiday sales,...

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    Apple iPad Pro tablet

    Apple has announced its 12.9-inch iPad Pro priced starting at US$799 and will start selling the tablet in November. The iPad Pro features a display resolution of 2,732 by 2,048 and...

    Photo: Company, Sep 14.

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    Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard

    Microsoft has unveiled its Universal Foldable Keyboard that can be used across iOS, Android and Windows platforms in Taiwan. The keyboard is specifically designed for Windows tablets,...

    Photo: Company, Sep 4.

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    Microsoft Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual SIM feature phone

    Microsoft has announced the new Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual SIM, aimed at first-time mobile phone buyers, as well as people looking for a reliable backup device for their smartphones...

    Photo: Company, Jun 30.

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    Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card

    Nvidia has unveiled the latest addition to its GTX family, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, featuring the company's latest Maxwell-architecture and has three times the performance of its GTX...

    Photo: Company, Jun 2.

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    Lumia 435 and 532

    Microsoft has announced the Lumia 435 - its first 400-series - and the Lumia 532 smartphones. Both smartphones come with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, the Lumia...

    Photo: Company, Jan 15.

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