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Microsoft rumored to cease Surface tablet business

Oct 9, 14:59

Microsoft continues to see weak sales for its Surface Pro 3 tablet and is reportedly planning to cancel the product line since shipment performance has been far lower than expectations,...

Demand for non-Apple notebooks, tablets may remain weak until 2Q15, say Taiwan makers

Oct 8, 13:49

Under large pressure due to booming sales of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and new iPad models possibly to be launched in the fourth quarter and Apple Watch expected to be launched...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft new inexpensive solution for 2015 may not help on competition with Chromebook

Oct 6, 13:08

Microsoft, which launched Windows 8.1 with Bing for US$249 notebooks, has recently decided to continue pushing the solution in 2015, but with some modifications on specifications...

New Wintel platforms may impact 4Q14 PC demand

Oct 2, 18:54

Microsoft and Intel's plans to release new platforms in the first half of 2015 are expected to affect demand for PCs in the fourth quarter, according to sources from the upstream...

Windows 10 expected to have limited effect on boosting notebook demand

Oct 2, 10:18

Commenting on Microsoft's latest operating system, some notebook component makers are taking a pessimistic attitude about Windows 10 helping to boost notebook demand and expect overall...

Microsoft unveils Windows 10

Oct 1, 14:43

Microsoft has unveiled its next operating system, Windows 10, and gave a first look at an early technical preview for the PC available. The announcement highlighted advancements designed...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft to release new inexpensive notebook solution; unlikely to receive full support from vendors

Sep 29, 14:09

Microsoft has provided brand vendors its Windows 8.1 with Bing solution, offering low Windows licensing fees enabling them to sell notebooks at US$249 or lower. Following the initial...

Taiwan market: Microsoft launches Xbox One

Sep 23, 14:52

Microsoft launched Xbox One in the Taiwan market on September 23 and will launch at least 50 new games by the end of 2014, with 20 titles specifically based on the Xbox platform and...

Commentary: Time is running out for console makers to clean up GamerGate

Sep 9, 10:45

A battle, which has been given the title #GamerGate on social media, between gamers and the gaming press has been ongoing for three weeks and is showing only minimal signs of losing...

Tweets per day of gamergate and notyourshield hashtags

Digitimes Research: Taiwan smartphone makers see dropping orders from Amazon, Microsoft Mobile and Facebook in 2014

Sep 3, 16:07

Taiwan handset makers originally expected to continue receiving orders for Lumia series products from Microsoft Mobile and also acquire new orders from Amazon and Facebook in 2014,...

Microsoft reduces Surface chassis suppliers; may adopt similar strategy for other components

Sep 1, 14:29

Microsoft has recently reduced the number of chassis suppliers for its Surface tablets and is now outsourcing all the orders to Ju Teng. Microsoft stopped placing chassis orders with...

Taiwan market: Surface Pro 3 to launch

Aug 27, 16:16

Microsoft will launch the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 in the Taiwan market on August 29 at a starting retail price of NT$24,900 (US$830), according to Microsoft Taiwan.

Samsung, Sony Mobile, Huawei, Microsoft to unveil smartphones at 2014 IFA

Aug 15, 11:45

Samsung Electronics is expected to unveil the new Galaxy Note 4, Sony Mobile Communications the 5.2-inch Xperia Z3, Huawei Device the Ascend Mate 7 or Ascend D7, and Microsoft the...

New Surface to come into production in August, say Taiwan maker

Jul 28, 15:15

Microsoft is expected to launch a 10.6-inch new version of Surface in October 2014, with production of components to begin in August and volume production of the tablet to kick off...

Commentary: Microsoft moves to eliminate Nokia

Jul 28, 09:57

In addition to initiating a massive lay-off, Microsoft also plans to discontinue Nokia's Asha-, Series 40- and X-series handset products as well as to rename the Lumia-series - moves...

Vendors partner with Wintel to release US$199-249 notebooks for 2H14

Jul 23, 22:53

Intel, Microsoft and notebook brand vendors are preparing to push entry-level notebooks priced at US$199-249 in the second half, according to sources from the upstream supply chain...

Microsoft cloud growth drives strong fiscal 4Q14 results

Jul 23, 13:57

Microsoft has announced revenues of US$23.38 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Gross margins, operating income, and diluted EPS for the quarter were US$15.79 billion, US$6.48...

Microsoft facing increased competition from MacBooks and Chromebooks, say Taiwan makers

Jul 23, 13:48

Microsoft is facing increased competition from MacBooks and Chromebooks, with the global notebook OS market share for Windows 8 already dropping to below 90%, according to Taiwan-based...

Microsoft expands coverage of free Windows licensing

Jul 14, 15:29

Microsoft reportedly is expanding its subsidies to vendors for Windows-based tablets, and in addition to sub-9-inch models, tablets priced below US$250 will also receive free Windows...

Digitimes Research: Competition in emerging markets remains the focus for smartphone industry

Jul 10, 14:05

Competition in emerging markets continued to be the focus of the global smartphone industry in June 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Supply chain turning optimistic about PC market in 2H14

Jul 2, 21:42

The PC industry has recently started regaining momentum with Intel, AMD as well as Taiwan-based upstream component suppliers aggressively preparing for potential demand in the second...

Microsoft said to halt Surface Mini production

Jun 30, 14:57

Microsoft reportedly has called off a plan to mass produce its small-size Surface Mini tablet because of fierce compeition in the small-size tablet segment, as well as negative responses...

Microsoft unveils Nokia X2 smartphone

Jun 25, 15:55

Microsoft Devices Group has unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family of smartphones.

Microsoft Nokia X2 smartphone

Computex 2014: Microsoft, Google showcasing expanded supply chain in Taiwan

Jun 6, 10:26

Microsoft and Google are showcasing their efforts to expand the supply chain ecosystems for their Windows Phone 8 smartphones and Chromebook notebooks in Taiwan at Computex 2014.

Digitimes Research: HP, Acer see on-month shipment growth top 60% in May

Jun 4, 21:23

Global top-five brand vendors together and top-three ODMs combined both enjoyed over 25% on-month rebounds in May shipments with Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer both seeing over 60%...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft turns focus back to large-size Surface

May 27, 12:21

Microsoft unveiled its third-generation Surface on May 20 2014. Instead of the long-rumored 7.5-inch Surface Mini, the software giant released the 12-inch Surface Pro. Digitimes Research...

Microsoft introduces Surface Pro 3

May 22, 12:16

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...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft facing difficulties in 3 major segments

Apr 21, 14:31

Microsoft's operating system business has been seeing internal conflicts and external threats in areas such as technology development, partner relations and operating model. Without...

Windows tablets gaining traction in Japan

Apr 15, 14:34

Sales of Windows-based tablets in Japan have been rising as vendors have been aggressively releasing Windows 8.1-based 8-inch models since October 2013. In February 2014, 15.7% of...

Microsoft may release server orders to Taiwan ODMs

Apr 10, 15:49

Microsoft will set up four additional Azure data centers in 2014 and is expected to expand its procurement orders to server ODMs such as Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, according to Taiwan-based...

Microsoft and MediaTek rumored to be looking to push Windows tablets in the China white-box tablet market

Apr 7, 21:33

Microsoft reportedly has been aggressively trying to persuade MediaTek to push Windows-based tablets in China's white-box market and with the software giant's announcement of offering...

Suppliers to start pilot production of components for 4th-generation Surface in September

Apr 7, 11:41

Microsoft unveiled its third-generation Surface at the Build 2014 conference, but the company has already started developing the fourth-generation model and will start pilot production...

Taiwan ODMs seeing increased direct-account orders for data center servers

Apr 3, 10:53

Quanta Computer and Wiwynn have seen large increases in direct-account orders for data center servers from Facebook and Microsoft, with production capacities already fully utilized,...

Japan-, Korea-based vendors increase ODM orders for 8- to 10-inch Windows tablets

Mar 28, 12:02

Japan- and Korea-based vendors have recently released more orders for 8- to 10-inch Windows tablets to ODMs in Taiwan, which is expected to boost Windows' share in the tablet market,...

Microsoft aims at global shipments of 25 million Windows tablets in 2014, say Taiwan makers

Mar 27, 20:22

Microsoft has set an internal goal of increasing global Windows tablet shipments, including its Surface, in 2014 to 25 million units, five times the five million units shipped in...

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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...

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