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BlackBerry targeted for acquisition, say sources

May 22, 11:37

BlackBerry is once again being pinpointed as a target for acquisition after it managed to swing back to profitability in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 (December 2014-February...

Shipments of 2-in-1s to grow over 60% on year in 2015, says MIC

May 21, 14:20

Notebook shipments, which are being impacted by tablets, are expected to drop 2.7% on year to reach 167 million units in 2015, but 2-in-1 device shipments are expected to grow 62.5%...

Taiwan market: Microsoft releases 3 smartphones for entry-level to mid-range segment

May 15, 11:46

Microsoft has launched three smartphones, the Lumia 640 LTE, Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM and Lumia 430 Dual SIM, in the Taiwan market, targeting the entry-level to mid-range segment.

Microsoft introducing new Lumia devices

Microsoft to release server orders, say Taiwan makers

May 8, 15:00

Microsoft, in line with increasing cloud computing services, has been setting up data centers and is expected to soon release new orders for related hardware for the second half of...

Microsoft Mobile decreasing orders to supply chains

May 7, 13:57

Microsoft Mobile is putting in decreased orders to supply chains for lower-priced smartphones as demand in emerging markets has been lower-than-expected.

Digitimes Research: Surface 3 to see low shipments

Apr 14, 15:37

Microsoft unveiled its third-generation own-brand tablet, the Surface 3 on March 31 with a size and industrial design similar to those of the previous-generation models, but instead...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft patent fee cut to attract vendors to pre-install apps in Android products

Apr 14, 11:14

According to Digitimes Research's latest findings from Taiwan's and China's smartphone/tablet upstream supply chain, in exchange for hardware players to pre-install its software applications...

Commentary: Samsung adoption of Microsoft apps could be ill-fated

Apr 13, 22:16

Samsung Electronics has announced that its mobile devices including smartphones and tablets will come with built-in Microsoft apps, a move which appears aimed at stemming its falling...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft new Windows 8.1 licensing subsidies to boost notebook ASPs, but may see limited demand

Apr 10, 11:35

Microsoft launched its latest Windows licensing fee subsidy program for Windows 8.1 in March which expanded the coverage of notebook models, adjusted subsidies, canceled the previous...

Surface tablet shipments expected to exceed 4 million units in 2015

Apr 8, 16:04

Microsoft is expected to have a chance to ship over four million Surface tablets in 2015, up from two million units in 2014, because of its new Surface 3 and Surface Pro series products,...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft to push 2 inexpensive notebooks in mid-2015 to counter Chromebook penetration

Mar 27, 10:54

Although the launches of inexpensive Chromebooks using Rockchip's solutions were postponed recently, Google is not giving up plans to release such products in 2015, forcing Microsoft,...

Microsoft to add services onto more Samsung devices

Mar 24, 15:53

Microsoft and Samsung Electronics have expanded their global partnership to bring Microsoft mobile productivity services to more consumers and business customers. Samsung is planning...

WinHEC 2015: Windows 10 to launch summer 2015 in 190 countries and 111 languages around the world

Mar 18, 22:01

At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit, Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Windows, Microsoft, announced that Windows 10 will launch in 190 countries...

Microsoft, BlackBerry tying up with partners to promote software products

Mar 18, 21:55

Microsoft and BlackBerry have been stepping up their cooperation with other companies to promote sales of software platforms and related services instead of pushing sales of hardware...

Microsoft seeking low-priced touch panel solutions for handsets

Mar 9, 15:46

Microsoft Mobile is aiming to obtain lower-cost solutions from supply chains in 2015, which include on-cell touch panels from Taiwan- and China-based makers.

Smartphone platform providers eyeing emerging Africa market

Mar 4, 22:06

Smartphone platform providers including Google, Mozilla and Microsoft are planning to team up with handset makers, most likely China-based makers, to develop sub-US$100 smartphones...

Microsoft increasing orders to China makers

Feb 26, 15:36

China supply chain makers are seeing orders from Microsoft increase as the company shifts orders away from Taiwan makers and prepares to launch two new smartphones.

Free upgrade to Windows 10 unlikely to boost notebook replacement

Jan 23, 15:25

Microsoft has announced Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8 for the first year, but sources from the notebook supply chain believe the strategy is unlikely...

HP, Dell adopt new approaches to regain server orders

Jan 22, 12:31

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell have both recently taken steps looking to win back orders that were lost to Taiwan-based white-box server players. HP has partnered with Foxconn Electronics...

Microsoft unveils Windows 10

Jan 22, 11:54

Microsoft has unveiled Windows 10. A free upgrade for Windows 10 will be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, who upgrade in the first...

Microsoft announces Lumia 435, Lumia 532

Jan 15, 14:36

Microsoft has announced the intuitive and affordable Lumia 435 - its first 400-series - and the Lumia 532 with a Glance screen.

Microsoft new Lumia phones

New Wintel hard to drive PC replacement, say Taiwan makers

Jan 9, 12:06

Although Windows 10 and Intel's 14nm-based Skylake CPUs are both expected to launch in the third quarter, sources from the upstream supply chain are conservative about the new Wintel...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft Band to make headway in mobile device market

Dec 25, 22:25

Although Microsoft has missed out on business opportunities arose from the mobile device market, the software vendor has been developing eye-worn and smart bracelet products for years...

Digitimes Research: Sub-US$300 15.6-inch Chromebooks to fuel notebook competition in 1Q15

Dec 25, 15:59

In addition to Acer, which is set to launch a Broadwell-U-based 15.6-inch Chromebook in March 2015, Dell is planning to launch a 15.6-inch Chromebook with similar specifications in...

WP phones market share to continue dropping before arrival of new model

Dec 22, 12:10

The global market share of Windows Phone (WP)-based smartphones is expected to continue declining before Microsoft Mobile launches its next generation WP phone in the second half...

Microsoft rumored to make head-worn gaming device in 2015

Dec 18, 14:55

Microsoft is rumored to be planning to mass produce a head-worn virtual gaming device in 2015 and is expected to showcase the product at the E3 gaming show in June, according to sources...

Ju Teng receives CNC machine sets believed to be from Microsoft

Dec 15, 15:14

Chassis maker Ju Teng has announced to acquire 500 CNC machine sets from a client and the plan will increase Ju Teng's overall number of CNC machine sets to 4,000. Market watchers...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft Mobile exit from feature phone market to benefit white-box makers and Samsung

Dec 9, 11:59

Samsung Electronics and China-based white-box handset makers will benefit from Microsoft Mobile's decision to phase out its feature phone business within one and a half years, Digitimes...

Advantech, Microsoft to jointly set up IoT platform

Dec 5, 16:09

Advantech will team up with Microsoft to set up an IoT WISE-Cloud (Wireless IoT Sensing Embedded-Cloud) platform to develop related solutions and products for a wide range of IoT...

Inventec plans to launch cloud computing services via cooperation with Microsoft

Nov 19, 15:45

Inventec is talking with Microsoft about cooperation to integrate Microsoft-developed cloud computing software with Inventec hardware to launch related services in 2015, with target...

Inventec pushes cloud computing services

Digitimes Research: Samsung, white-box players looking to take over 10-15 million feature phone demand from Microsoft Mobile

Nov 19, 15:02

With Microsoft Mobile's announcement in July 2014 it will terminate its feature phone business within a year and a half, Samsung Electronics and China's white-box handset players...

Microsoft ending support for Windows Server 2003 expected to drive replacement of servers, say Taiwan makers

Nov 19, 14:55

Microsoft plans to end technical support for Windows Server 2003 in July 2015 and this is expected to drive global demand for replacing or upgrading more than 10 million Windows Server...

Moto 360 leads first wave of Android Wear devices, says Canalys

Nov 19, 13:58

Nearly five million smart and basic wearable bands shipped in the third quarter of 2014, with total unit shipments increasing 37% quarter on quarter as Android Wear made its mark...

Himax provides touch-panel controllers for Lumia 535, says report

Newswatch - Nov 13, 14:19

Taiwan-based Himax Technologies has secured touch-panel controller orders for the first Microsoft-branded smartphone, Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) cited industry sources...

Simplo, Dynapack reportedly to supply batteries for Microsoft products

Nov 10, 21:32

Taiwan-based battery maker Simplo Technology and Dynapack reportedly have successfully entered Microsoft's supply chain with Simplo having landed most of the battery orders for the...

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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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    Microsoft Nokia X2 smartphone

    Microsoft Devices Group has unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family smartphones. The new Nokia X2 provides access to Android apps and Microsoft...

    Photo: Company, Jun 26.

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    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet/notebook

    Microsoft has introduced the Surface Pro 3, a tablet and also a notebook. The device has multiple processor, RAM and storage options intersect with a design that, with a simple snap...

    Photo: Company, May 22.

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    Microsoft Surface 2 tablet

    The Surface 2 is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, and its battery life can last up to 10 hours for video playback, according to Microsfot. The device features a 10.6-inch...

    Photo: Company, Oct 1.

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    Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet

    The Surface Pro 2 is the successor to Surface Pro and, like its predecessor, is a notebook replacement, capable of running all Windows' software including the full Microsoft Office...

    Photo: Company, Sep 26.

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