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  • Last update: Tuesday 9 September 2014 [374 news items]

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...

Commentary: Samsung deepens cooperation with Microsoft, paving way to notebook market

Jun 10, 15:49

South Korea-based Samsung Electronics supplies key components such as panels to Microsoft while developing new notebooks using Microsoft's operating systems. Samsung can use discounts...

Computex 2013: Microsoft introduces Windows 8.1

Jun 6, 19:43

Microsoft has showed several new functions and designs for its upcoming Windows 8.1 at its Computex 2013 conference.

Nick Parker, Microsoft corporate vice president of OEM division

Over 1 billion Android phones to ship in 2017, says Canalys

Jun 6, 12:03

Worldwide smartphone shipments are set to top 1.5 billion units in 2017, contributing 73% to overall mobile phone shipments, according to Canalys. Shipments of Android models will...

Microsoft to focus on Windows 8.1 at Computex, while Google will keep a low profile

Jun 3, 19:22

Computex has been largely centered on Microsoft Windows-related products throughout the history of the show, and a number of Microsoft executives have participated in the event. This...

Apple, Samsung, Microsoft to show new products after Computex 2013

Jun 3, 16:49

June has become a popular month for IT players to release their new products. Intel's Haswell-based processors as well as new tablets from Asustek Computer and Acer are all set to...

Sony, Microsoft said to be planning price drops for PS3 and Xbox 360

May 29, 22:21

Sony and Microsoft are reportedly planning to offer price drops for their PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games consoles in July or August, as consumers are waiting for the next-generation...

Windows 8 expected to take up 5-8% of global tablet shipments in 2013, say Taiwan makers

May 22, 20:36

Possibly because Microsoft has lowered licensing rates for Windows 8 for use in tablets, many vendors are developing Windows 8 tablets for launch in the second half of 2013, and thus...

Supply chain to begin volume shipments of new Xbox console orders in 3Q13

May 20, 21:43

As Microsoft is expected to unveil its next-generation Xbox game console codenamed Durango on May 21 at the Xbox Campus, sources from the upstream supply chain revealed that they...

Windows 8.1 estimated to launch in late October

May 16, 14:18

Notebooks featuring Microsoft's new Windows 8.1 (Windows Blue) will start volume production in mid-September with the official launch of the operating system estimated to be around...

Samsung reportedly to supply panels for Microsoft 7.9-inch tablet

May 15, 22:18

Microsoft will reportedly release a 7.9-inch Surface tablet at the end of June featuring displays from Samsung Display, but LG Display (LGD) and Taiwan-based firms have yet to be...

Microsoft 2nd-generation Surface RT estimated price between US$249-299

May 15, 21:53

Microsoft is ready to announce its second-generation Surface RT tablet with an 8-inch display in June with an estimated price between US$249-299, according to sources from the upstream...

Microsoft to launch 8-inch Surface in June, say Taiwan makers

May 15, 20:05

Microsoft will launch an 8-inch Surface tablet in June and a 10.x-inch model as early as the third quarter of 2013, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Notebook vendors pessimistic about 3Q13 outlook, say Taiwan makers

May 15, 16:05

Notebook vendors originally thought that Microsoft would launch Windows Blue in September 2013 and the new operating system could pair with Intel's Haswell platform, to be unveiled...

Microsoft preparing second-generation Surface

May 2, 14:51

Microsoft is expected to announce second-generation Surface tablets at the company's Build Developer Conference, which will be hosted from June 26-28, according to sources from the...

Acer set to launch US$399 touchscreen notebook in May

Apr 29, 21:37

Acer plans to release an 11.6-inch touchscreen notebook in mid-May, priced at only US$399 and since such a price point has already hit brand vendors' bottom line, there is unlikely...

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    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...

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