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Microsoft announces quarterly dividend increase and share repurchase program

Sep 18, 15:19

Microsoft has announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of US$0.28 per share, reflecting a US$0.05 or 22% increase over the previous quarter's dividend....

Digitimes Research: Microsoft aims to become mobile platform provider via Nokia acquisition

Sep 6, 12:23

While Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services business indicates the software vendor aims to develop its own-brand mobile end-market devices, the move also demonstrates...

Digitimes Research: Notebook brands and ODMs ramp up shipments in August

Sep 5, 15:23

Notebook shipments of the world's top-five brands and top-three ODMs grew 22% and 11%, respectively, on month in August 2013, but performance of individual brands and ODMs varied...

MediaTek to land more feature phone solution orders after Microsoft-Nokia deal

Sep 4, 22:20

MediaTek is expected to land a significant volume of windfall chipset orders for feature phones after Microsoft takes control of Nokia's Devices and Services unit, according to industry...

Flextronics lands 90% of Xbox One orders, leaving Foxconn the rest

Sep 4, 21:04

Singapore-based Flextronics has reportedly landed about 90% of Xbox One orders from Microsoft with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) acquiring the remaining 10%, according...

Makers in Microsoft, Nokia supply chains to compete fiercely for orders

Sep 4, 15:08

Taiwan-based makers in Microsoft's and Nokia's supply chains are expected to gear up efforts to garner orders for smartphones, games consoles, tablets and other peripherals after...

Microsoft to push own brand with help from Nokia

Sep 4, 14:23

Microsoft, following its acquisition of Nokia's Device and Services business, is likely to promote its own-brand Surface tablets with the help from Nokia smartphones, similar to Apple's...

More acquisitions may occur after Nokia/Microsoft deal

Sep 4, 14:03

Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Device and Services business is expected to trigger more acquisitions between handset vendors in the future as the smartphone market will gradually...

Microsoft purchase of Nokia handset business may boost Chrome devices

Sep 4, 14:01

Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services business is expected to intensify competition between Microsoft and PC vendors and thus the latter are likely to be more willing...

Microsoft-Nokia deal moves handset market from product to ecosystem battlefield, says IDC

Sep 4, 10:59

The announcement of the Microsoft-Nokia deal signals the end of an era, not just for Nokia, but also for Microsoft. Both companies have now embraced different strategies to be able...

WP platform likely to become closed OS, forcing other brands to develop alternatives

Sep 3, 15:42

The Windows Phone (WP) platform is likely to become a closed OS after Microsoft completes its acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business, a development which will force...

Microsoft to acquire Nokia Devices and Services business

Sep 3, 13:38

Microsoft and Nokia have jointly announced that the boards of directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all...

Microsoft names new channel chief for Worldwide Partner Group

Aug 30, 12:37

Microsoft has announced the appointment of Phil Sorgen as corporate vice president of the company's Worldwide Partner Group. Sorgen will manage a team of sales and marketing professionals...

Dell optimistic about Windows 8.1 for enterprise PCs

Aug 29, 11:22

As Microsoft is ready to release Windows 8.1 on October 18, Jeff Clarke, Dell's vice chairman and president of Global Operations and End User Computing Solutions, has expressed his...

Microsoft lowers Xbox One shipment forecast for 2013, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 27, 11:51

Microsoft has recently lowered its Xbox One shipment forecast for 2013 from seven million units originally to 6.2 million due to poor yield rates of the device's camera module, optical...

Commentary: Microsoft CEO resignation may be a good chance for Taiwan CEOs to consider successor

Aug 26, 14:58

As Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently announced the decision to retire within 12 months, CEOs of Taiwan-based IT players, which are also facing difficulties may also need to face...

China market: Smartphone vendors slashing WP8 phone prices to win market share

Aug 22, 21:42

Smartphone vendors, including Nokia, HTC and Huawei, have slashed the prices of their Window Phone 8 (WP8) models to below CNY1,000 (US$163) in the China market in order to compete...

Microsoft clearing first-generation Surface inventory

Aug 21, 22:02

Microsoft has recently started clearing its first-generation Surface tablet inventory to welcome its upcoming second-generation models, which reportedly will be launched in October...

Game console component orders to stay strong in November and December

Aug 14, 14:00

Having started mass shipping products for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, sources from component makers say that they have already landed orders for September and October, and with the...

Microsoft white space initiative to boost broadband subscribers in Kenya 11-fold in 2013, says IHS

Aug 6, 15:33

Microsoft's 4Afrika initiative is aiming to increase broadband penetration in both developing and developed countries, the first of which will be in Kenya where white space network...

Taiwan market: Microsoft launches Surface RT, Pro

Aug 5, 11:13

Microsoft has launched the 10.6-inch Windows RT tablet Surface RT and 10.6-inch Windows 8 tablet Surface Pro in the Taiwan market. Surface RT's 32GB and 64GB versions sell for NT$10,888...

Shipments of 15-inch notebooks decreasing, while 11-inch rise

Jul 26, 16:05

Shipments of 15-inch notebooks are on the decline due to the stagnant market in Europe, while 11.6-inch models have been significantly increasing due to Microsoft offering large discounts...

Commentary: Surface RT a hot potato for Microsoft

Jul 26, 11:42

In its financial report for fiscal fourth-quarter 2013 Microsoft declared a US$900 million charge for adjustments to its Surface RT inventory, which created a US$0.07 per share impact...

Surface becomes a hot potato for Microsoft

Commentary: AMD should not overly rely on game consoles

Jul 24, 11:04

Although AMD CEO Rory Read is optimistic about the company's financial results in the third quarter and expects to turn profitable, the strategy of relying only on orders from the...

Microsoft reports fiscal 4Q and full-year results

Jul 19, 11:41

Microsoft has announced quarterly revenues of US$19.9 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Operating income, net income, and diluted EPS for the quarter were US$6.07 billion,...

Microsoft lowering prices for Surface RT not likely to hike sales

Jul 17, 15:47

Microsoft has lowered retail prices for the 10.6-inch Surface RT to US$349 for its 32GB version and US$449 for the 64GB one, but the price cut is not likely to be effective in pushing...

Order visibility for notebook touch modules improving

Jul 17, 15:32

Order visibility for Taiwan-based touch module suppliers has improved recently after Microsoft lowered the technical specifications of touch modules for use in Windows 8.1 touch-enabled...

Smartwatches to explode by 2014, says Canalys

Jul 17, 12:59

More than five million smartwatches will ship in 2014, Canalys said in its new report. Canalys defines smartwatches as smart wearable bands that are multi-purpose devices running...

Taiwan market: Sony, Microsoft to offer new game console promotions

Jul 4, 13:41

Microsoft and Sony are both set to offer new promotions in Taiwan for their game consoles hoping to boost sales during the summer.

Microsoft SST program not attracting brand vendors

Jul 3, 22:02

Microsoft's Small Screen Touch (SST) program, which offers Windows licensing discounts on touchscreen devices with a display size of 11.6-inch or below, is struggling to attract notebook...

Compal Communications to ship Nokia Windows Phone 8 smartphones in 3Q13

Jun 27, 21:40

Nokia may launch the new Lumia 1020 smartphone in New York, US, in July 2013. The product has a 41-megapixel camera. Nokia also plans to introduce entry-level and mid-range Lumia...

Taiwan IC design houses expect shipments to rise in August

Jun 21, 11:54

Most Taiwan-based IC design houses have stated that demand for IC parts is expected to rise again in August, driven by continual efforts by clients in the smartphone, tablet and PC...

Windows RT facing pressure from being isolated

Jun 19, 22:25

Microsoft's Windows RT operating system may fall to the same fate as Hewlett-Packard's (HP) webOS as most brand vendors have already stopped developing related products, leaving Microsoft's...

Taiwan vendors, ODMs turn conservative about 2H13 notebook shipments

Jun 19, 15:54

Taiwan-based notebook vendors and ODMs originally expected shipments in the first and second halves of 2013 to be in a ratio of 40:60 or 45:55, but have started turning conservative...

PS4 components reportedly start shipping in June

Jun 11, 14:57

The upstream supply chain reportedly has already started shipping orders for the PlayStation 4 (PS4) in June, and volumes may reach one million units per month by September for the...

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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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    Asustek Transformer Book T100 2-in-1 device

    Asustek Computer's Transformer Book T100 is a 10.1-inch 2-in-1 device featuring an Intel Atom Bay Trail quad-core processor and a detachable HD display that can be used as a standalone...

    Photo: Company, Sep 24.

  • Lenovo+ThinkStation+E+series+workstation

    Lenovo ThinkStation E series workstation

    Lenovo has announced the ThinkStation E32, an entry-level workstation for professionals working in computer-aided design, product development and architecture. The ThinkStation E32...

    Photo: Company, Aug 26.

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    Acer Wintel-based Iconia W3 tablet

    Acer has unveiled its Iconia W3, an 8.1-inch tablet running Windows 8 with an Intel Atom processor. The Iconia W3 will features pre-installed Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013...

    Photo: Company, Jun 13.

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  • 2014 China smartphone market and industry - Forecast and analysis

    Digitimes Research expects demand in the domestic China market to reach 422 million smartphones in 2014, with 278 million units contributed by China-based smartphone vendors.

  • 2014 global mobile application processor market forecast

    This report provides a market forecast of the 2014 application processor market. The analysis includes the development and market strategies for each major AP vendor, thus providing readers with a roadmap for how the market will develop in 2014 and the role of the major players.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.