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Microsoft lowers 2017 Windows 10 licensing rates for low-cost notebooks

Jan 12, 21:09

Microsoft has settled with notebook vendors on Windows 10 licensing rates for models to be launched in 2017, with costs for under 14.1-inch low-cost models lowered from 2016, according...

Acer showcases MR head-mounted device at CES

Jan 9, 11:31

Acer exhibited a MR (mixed reality) head-mounted display device developed through cooperation with Microsoft at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas during January 5-8, according to Acer.

Microsoft new Surface Pro set for 1Q17 launch; to boost Pegatron performance, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 30, 14:50

Microsoft is planning to launch its new Surface Pro 5 2-in-1 in the first quarter of 2017 which will feature an Ultra HD display and magnetic charging stylus, with Pegatron Technology...

Shipments of Surface Studio better than expected in 4Q16, say Taiwan makers

Dec 28, 16:07

Global shipments of Microsoft's top-end Surface Studio all-in-one PC during the fourth quarter were originally estimated at 15,000 units mainly because its prices of US$2,999, US$3,499...

Taiwan market: Microsoft unveils BizTalk Server 2016

Dec 23, 15:57

Microsoft on December 22 unveiled BizTalk Server 2016, a platform for automating mission critical business processes and integrating private cloud with public clouds, for launch in...

Taiwan IT players showcasing Windows 10 innovations at WinHEC 2017 Taiwan

Dec 16, 14:22

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) makers and chip designers demonstrated their latest Windows 10 smart solutions at Microsoft's WinHEC Taiwan event from December 14-15.

Quanta participates at WinHEC 2017 Taiwan; will partner with Microsoft on MR platform

Dec 15, 14:20

Quanta Computer vice chairman CC Leung has participated at Microsoft's WinHEC 2017 event in Taiwan, hosted from December 14-15 in Taipei, and said that the company will cooperate...

PC vendors trying out Qualcomm/Windows products

Dec 15, 11:30

With Microsoft's recent announcement of adding support to Qualcomm's processor solutions in Windows 10, sources from the upstream supply chain have pointed out that many brand vendors...

Microsoft begins training project for Azure

Dec 13, 15:26

Microsoft has recently started pushing its Microsoft Azure Skill Initiative project to provide training and certification services to technicians and is hoping the project will nurture...

PC upstream suppliers conservative about Microsoft pushing MR ecosystem

Dec 13, 15:03

Microsoft has recently announced a plan to partner with PC brand vendors including Asustek Computer, Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell and 3Glasses to push an ecosystem for...

WinHEC 2016: Microsoft empowers new development opportunities in mixed reality, gaming and cellular PCs

Dec 9, 14:38

At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community event (WinHEC) in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft has announced new opportunities for global partners to innovate with Windows 10. Terry Myerson,...

Pegatron ready for trial production of Surface Phone, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 28, 12:38

Taiwan-based ODM Pegatron, which has been working with Microsoft to produce Surface devices, is ready to begin trial production of Surface Phone, according to a Chinese-language Commercial...

D-Link participates in Microsoft Super Wi-Fi development

Nov 18, 15:23

Networking/communication device vendor D-Link has disclosed it has participated in development of Super Wi-Fi solutions promoted by Microsoft.

Microsoft introduces Surface Studio, Windows 10 Creators Update

Newswatch - Oct 28, 16:01

Microsoft has unveiled a series of new products, including Surface Studio, Surface Dial and a more powerful Surface Book and plans to launch the Windows 10 Creators Update in early...

Microsoft to partner with Changhua government to push cloud for education

Oct 26, 22:08

Microsoft Taiwan has cooperated with the government of Changhua County, Taiwan to push a cloud-based education project, hoping to help Changhua to become a development center for...

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.

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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...

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