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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...

Acer, Asustek to launch new Chromebooks in 2H13

Apr 29, 14:12

Acer and Asustek Computer are optimistic about the long-term prospects of Chromebooks and plan to release new models in the second half of 2013, during which Google is expected to...

White-box Windows 8 tablets to see ex-factory prices of US$300

Apr 26, 14:23

In view of increasing competition for 7-inch entry-level Android tablets, China-based white-box vendors will start producing Windows 8 tablets in May for launch in the third quarter,...

Competition between business-use tablets to begin in 2013

Apr 26, 11:52

The competition between business-use tablets is expected to begin in 2013, with many vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Lenovo to launch models in the second half of 2013,...

Foxconn to pay Microsoft for production of Android/Chrome devices

Apr 17, 22:06

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on April 17 signed contracts with Microsoft to acquire authorization for patents used in the production of Android- and Chrome-based...

Microsoft reportedly developing Windows Blue for PC, mobile OS integration

Apr 8, 15:20

Microsoft is reportedly developing Windows Blue as an independent project that will help merge Windows (PC) with Windows Phone. Rumors have also spread that Microsoft is developing...

China market: Microsoft launches Windows 8 Surface, says report

Apr 3, 16:03

Microsoft on April 2 launched Surface specifically pre-installed with Chinese-language versions of Windows 8 and 2013 Office in the China market at a retail price of CNY6,588 (US$1,060)...

PC component shipments to enjoy 20-50% growth in 2H13

Apr 1, 23:00

PC supply chain shipments in the second half are expected to enjoy growth of at least 20% compared to the first half and may even reach 50% due to Intel's new Haswell-based processors...

China market: Microsoft to launch Surface Pro, say Taiwan makers

Mar 29, 10:56

Microsoft, following the launch of the10.6-inch Surface RT in the China market, will launch the 10.6-inch Windows 8 Surface Pro there on April 2 at a retail price of CNY6,500 (US$1,045)...

Microsoft to merge Windows RT into next-generation Windows OS

Mar 27, 22:18

Microsoft will no longer launch products under its Windows RT line and will instead merge the product line into the software giant's next-generation Windows, codenamed Blue, according...

Brand vendors cautious about Microsoft when it comes to hardware design

Mar 25, 22:46

Notebook brand vendors have turned cautious about revealing their new products' industrial designs for next-generation Windows as they are concerned that Microsoft may use their designs...

Acer, Asustek, Lenovo to participate in next-generation Windows development

Mar 25, 22:19

Microsoft has recently finished the preparation for its integrated development program (IDP) for the next-generation Windows operating system and several brand vendors including Acer,...

Intel still maintains Cedar Trail M netbook platform

Mar 20, 12:25

While Asustek Computer and Acer will no longer launch netbooks in 2013, Intel will still maintain its Cedar Trail M platform primarily for use in its Classmate PCs, according to sources...

First-tier vendors to supply more notebook models with no OS

Mar 18, 21:28

Several first-tier notebook brand vendors including Lenovo have reportedly been raising their shipment proportions of models without an operating system (OS) to attract consumers,...

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PC supply chain sentiment remains weak despite Microsoft price cuts

Mar 13, 13:46

Despite price breaks offered by Microsoft on its Windows 8 and Office software, sentiment in the PC supply chain still remains weak, in view of orders received in March and second-quarter...

Global Unichip lands sensor chip orders for Microsoft Xbox 720, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 7, 15:19

IC design service company Global Unichip reportedly has entered, for the first time, the supply chain of Microsoft and will design and ship its ASIC solutions for the Kinect sensors...

Microsoft to offer discount on Windows 8 OEM prices

Mar 5, 22:21

Viewing that Windows 8 has fallen short of expectations in driving demand mainly because Windows 8 notebooks and tablets are too expensive, Microsoft will lower OEM licensing costs...

MWC 2013: Nokia launches four new mobile phones

Newswatch - Feb 26, 14:47

Nokia has announced four new smartphones – the Nokia Lumia 720, Lumia 520, Nokia 105 and Nokia 301 – at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) and has said it will strengthen...

Stagnant PC sales expected to last through 1H13, say Taiwan makers

Feb 22, 14:00

Viewing that Windows 8 has fallen short of expectations in stimulating sales, global PC sales are expected to remain slack at least in the first half of 2013, but may rebound after...

Wintel camp mulls measures to rekindle weakening notebook industry

Feb 21, 11:52

Suppliers within the Wintel camp are mulling to launch a series of measures, including price cuts for their products, in the second quarter of 2013 to rekindle the stymied notebook...

DisplayLink enables docking station expansion for Microsoft Surface Pro tablet

Feb 20, 15:33

DisplayLink has announced support for Microsoft's new Windows 8 Surface Pro tablets with DisplayLink enabled docking stations providing multiple displays, audio, full-size keyboard...

Microsoft turns focus back to downstream partners, says Acer chairman

Feb 18, 23:06

Commenting on Microsoft's loan to Dell for the company's privatization, Acer chairman JT Wang pointed out that the action showed the software giant has already turned its focus back...

Winbond NOR flash enters Microsoft Surface Pro supply chain

Newswatch - Feb 18, 22:06

Winbond Electronics has made additional ground with its NOR flash memory. The company's serial flash products have been adopted for Microsoft's Surface Pro, according to iFixIt's...

Winbond diversifying away from PC DRAM business

Microsoft involvement in Dell privatization may not benefit the PC vendor, says Acer founder

Feb 6, 21:39

Acer founder Stan Shih, commenting on reports about Microsoft's US$2 billion loan to Dell to assist the PC vendor's privatization, said that Microsoft's "professional advice"...

Microsoft to launch WP8 reference design in mid-2013, say sources

Jan 25, 11:26

Microsoft reportedly is cooperating with chipset suppliers including Qualcomm on development of Windows Phone 8 reference design aiming to attract more smartphone makers in China...

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Touchscreen offers new opportunity for PC brands: An interview with Acer president

Dec 27, 15:56

The PC industry saw several major developments in 2012, such as the rise of ARM-based products that greatly weakened the influence of the Wintel platform and Microsoft's launch of...

Jim Wong, Acer president
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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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    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.

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