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  • Last update: Tuesday 1 December 2015 [32 news items]

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to drop less than 5% in 2016 thanks to large-size models

Dec 1, 15:01

Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's Surface 2-in-1 devices are expected to boost demand for large-size tablets, partly offsetting the shipment declines in small-size segments. This will...

Brand vendors gearing up to launch Surface-similar 2-in-1 devices in 1Q16

Nov 16, 15:25

Seeing demand for Microsoft's Surface-series 2-in-1 devices having been rising, several notebook brand vendors have started adjusting their 2-in-1 projects for 2016 and plan to launch...

Microsoft increases monthly Surface Pro shipments by 60% for 4Q15

Oct 19, 15:28

Microsoft has raised its Surface Pro 2-in-1s' monthly shipments to 500,000 units for the fourth quarter, up 60% from 300,000 units originally to prepare for the year-end holiday sales,...

Acer positive about Microsoft Surface Book release

Oct 13, 12:02

Commenting on market watchers' concerns that Microsoft's Surface Book could potentially hurt its PC brand partners, Acer's president of corporate business planning and operations...

Microsoft Surface Book may bring more pressure to notebook vendors

Oct 8, 13:48

Microsoft has unveiled its latest Surface Pro 4 2-in-1 device and the Surface Book, also a 2-in-1 device, but featuring notebook-class performance. Some market watchers are concerned...

Microsoft Surface Book 2-in-1

Stylus and 2-in-1 devices to see accelerated penetration in 2016

Sep 15, 15:21

Apple's release of the iPad Pro, Microsoft's Surface series and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note series are heating up the 2-in-1 device and stylus market. Sources from the upstream...

Suppliers see increased orders for new Surface 2-in-1

Aug 11, 14:54

Microsoft's orders for new Surface 2-in-1 devices for fourth-quarter 2015 reportedly will be 50% higher than the volume during the same period a year ago, and the related upstream...

Microsoft new Surface tablet expected to be launched in October

Jul 16, 12:22

Following the recent market rumor that Microsoft has placed a large order for Samsung Electronics' 256GB solid state drive (SSD) to be used for its new Surface tablet, the related...

Digitimes Research: Surface 3 to see low shipments

Apr 14, 15:37

Microsoft unveiled its third-generation own-brand tablet, the Surface 3 on March 31 with a size and industrial design similar to those of the previous-generation models, but instead...

Ju Teng receives CNC machine sets believed to be from Microsoft

Dec 15, 15:14

Chassis maker Ju Teng has announced to acquire 500 CNC machine sets from a client and the plan will increase Ju Teng's overall number of CNC machine sets to 4,000. Market watchers...

Simplo, Dynapack reportedly to supply batteries for Microsoft products

Nov 10, 21:32

Taiwan-based battery maker Simplo Technology and Dynapack reportedly have successfully entered Microsoft's supply chain with Simplo having landed most of the battery orders for the...

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,...

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...

Scalability from datacenter to IoT: Q&A with Intel

Jun 3, 14:16

Intel was one of the main driving forces behind the consumer PC era of desktops and notebooks, but the trend in recent years towards low-power devices such as tablets, wearables and...

Jason Chen, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group and Country Manager, Intel Taiwan

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 market: Windows models occupy one-third of business-use tablet sales, says Microsoft Taiwan

Dec 18, 14:52

Windows 8/8.1-based tablets including Microsoft's Surface have attained a market share of one-third in the business-use tablet segment in Taiwan, according to general manager of Microsoft...

Digitimes Research: Surface 2 series tablets unlikely to help Microsoft in mobile market

Sep 30, 14:52

Microsoft announced its second-generation tablets, the Surface 2 series on September 23 in New York. Their specifications are similar to those of previous market rumors, while the...

Taiwan market: Retailers clearing Surface inventories

Sep 24, 15:33

Following the release of new Surface 2 series tablets, retailers in Taiwan are now scrambling to clear their inventories of the first-generation Microsoft tablets. The retailers are...

Microsoft new Surface shipments to reach 3 million units in 2014, sources estimate

Sep 24, 14:45

Microsoft has unveiled its second-generation Surface tablets, but sources from the upstream supply chain estimate the devices' sales will reach only three million units in 2014, accounting...

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...

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.

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...

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)...

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...

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

Windows 8 Pro Surface tablet to see initial shipments of 1 million units

Jan 30, 13:52

Microsoft's Windows 8 Pro-based Surface tablet, which is set to release on February 9, will only have an initial shipment volume of one million units, far lower than the four million...

Microsoft Surface not affected by leaving of Windows 8 head in the short term

Nov 14, 15:50

Microsoft president for Windows 8, Steven Sinofsky has left the company, but this should not affect Microsoft's Surface project in the short term, according to Taiwan-based supply...

Microsoft Surface RT may only achieve 60% of forecasted sales

Nov 12, 22:45

Microsoft's Surface RT tablet may see sales of only 60% of the company's forecast by the end of 2012 and the device is also expected to have difficulty achieving a good performance...

Microsoft may see Surface RT sales only 60% of expected

Microsoft Surface RT more profitable than iPad, IHS teardown reveals

Nov 6, 11:22

The Microsoft Surface RT model with the minimum 32GB of NAND flash memory and an optional black Touch Cover carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$271, an IHS iSuppli teardown analysis...

Notebook brands plan limited shipments of Windows RT tablets

Oct 30, 14:50

Notebook brands that were originally aggressive about pushing Windows on Arm (WoA) tablets have mostly cooled down following the launch of Microsoft's Surface RT. While players such...

Shipments of keyboard-integrated tablet covers to increase

Sep 25, 14:48

As keyboards become standard equipment for Windows 8-based tablets, while some iPad users purchase a keyboard for convenience, shipments of keyboard-integrated tablet covers are expected...

Microsoft Surface blurs boundary between tablet and ultrabook

Jun 26, 01:15

Microsoft's announcement of Wintel-based Surface tablet PCs have blurred the boundary between tablets and ultrabooks as Microsoft's tablet PC adopts an Ivy Bridge processor that is...

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