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Lenovo to produce 60% of its notebooks in-house in 2014

Aug 19, 11:50

Lenovo reportedly will produce 60% of its notebooks in-house in 2014, while outsourcing to Compal Electronics will drop to only 30% of total shipments from the previous 50%, and Wistron's...

Digitimes Research: Notebook vendors suffer over 20% on-month shipment drops in July

Aug 14, 13:54

The disappearance of the back-to-school demand in 2012 has extended into 2013 as first-tier notebook brand vendors and ODMs suffered on-month drops of 23% and 17%, respectively, in...

Notebook ODMs see rising shipments in August

Aug 13, 13:59

Notebook ODMs' shipments have been rising in August and shipments are expected to peak in September. Demand may remain significant in October, but overall growth in the second half...

LG not ready to outsource smartphone production despite growing shipments, say sources

Jul 25, 15:06

LG Electronics appears to be unlikely to release its smartphone orders to Taiwan-based ODMs in the short term despite its growing smartphone shipments, according to sources at Taiwan's...

Nokia expected to release more ODM orders, say Taiwan makers

Jul 19, 14:03

Nokia is expected to release more handset orders, including smartphones and feature phones, to Taiwan-based ODMs to reduce its R&D expenses as the vendor is now focusing on Lumia...

Notebook ODMs and suppliers seeing tense relationships

Jul 17, 22:28

Relationships between notebook ODMs and component suppliers have turned tense recently because ODMs have started demanding their suppliers cut quotes directly to the levels asked...

ODM orders from notebook vendors likely to fluctuate in 2H13, say Taiwan makers

Jul 12, 11:44

The number of molds ordered by notebook vendors has increased since June but most are for use by a single machine, implying that vendors' order volumes may fluctuate widely in the...

Pegatron sees on-year growth in June revenues

Jul 10, 21:55

Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$66.54 billion (US$2.21 billion) for June, down 7.65% on month and 12.44% on year, NT$203.99 billion for the second quarter,...

Sony to give Quanta over 90% of its notebook orders for 2014

Jul 8, 22:01

Sony has reportedly given over 90% of its 2014 notebook orders to Quanta Computer, leaving only a small portion to the vendor's other ODM partners Wistron and Foxconn Electronics...

Notebook ODMs expect mixed monthly performance in 3Q13

Jul 3, 22:28

Notebook ODMs saw their shipments enjoy an on-month growth in June, but expect an on-month drop in July, growth in August and then to reach their annual peaks in September, according...

Notebook brand vendors conducting product R&D directly with component makers

Jul 1, 21:58

Notebook brand vendors have started conducting product R&D themselves and are directly discussing with hinge makers about development ideas, skipping ODMs, which used to do R&D...

Quanta targets 3S as the new business directions

Jun 24, 21:12

Quanta Computer is targeting the 3S - software, system and solution - as the company's new business directions for the future and is set to bring the revenue contribution of its notebook...

Commentary: Foxconn faces more labor problems

Jun 21, 14:07

To show the importance of labor rights, Apple became the first IT company to join the Fair Labor Association (FLA) in 2012 and through the association, Apple began inspections of...

Accton obtains ODM orders with shipments scheduled until October

Jun 19, 11:04

Taiwan-based networking/communication device maker Accton Technology has received ODM orders with shipments scheduled until October 2013, according to the company.

Netronix aims to become largest e-book reader ODM in 3 years, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 18, 14:07

Taiwan-based Netronix shipped about two million e-book readers for a global market share of 10% in 2012 and aims to hike its share to 15-20% in 2013, 25-30% in 2014, and 35-40% in...

Notebook ODMs bracing for price war

Jun 13, 12:23

Notebook brand vendors have recently started the request-for-quotation (RFQ) process for 2014 orders. But because of the notebook industry's weak shipments and Lenovo increasing in-house...

Sony Mobile to extend cooperation with ODM firms, says marketing executive

May 23, 21:39

Dennis van Schie, global head of marketing for Sony Mobile, has commented that the firm will extend cooperation and view ODM firms as strategic partners in product development to...

Wistron expected to become largest ODM for BlackBerry in 2013

May 14, 19:58

Wistron has taken over BlackBerry's R&D staff of about 100 members based in Chicago and is expected to undertake production of 50-60% of the vendor's smartphones launched in 2013,...

Taiwan makers struggle to benefit from fast growing cloud computing storage market

May 3, 15:00

While global demand for cloud computing-based storage has been growing fast, it is difficult for Taiwan-based hardware makers to enjoy such business opportunities because cloud computing-based...

Lenovo seeking help from Taiwan ODMs for the server industry

Apr 23, 09:56

With Lenovo reportedly talking with IBM about the the acquisition of IBM's server business, sources from the upstream supply chain pointed out that the China-based vendor has already...

ODMs see weaker profits from tablet business

Mar 26, 14:10

As Google and Amazon reportedly will release their next-generation 7-inch entry-level tablets in the near future, sources from the upstream supply chain have estimated that related...

Amazon said to be considering taking back Kindle Fire purchasing rights

Mar 13, 22:30

Amazon reportedly plans to change its component purchasing strategy for Kindle Fire and will make all the decisions itself instead of relying on ODMs, according to sources from the...

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Commentary: Entering the entry-level tablet competition a must for ODMs

Mar 1, 10:32

Although some upstream supply chain players do not think notebook ODMs should join the entry-level tablet competition because of profitability concerns, it seems a neccessary step...

Competition over entry-level tablets may hurt ODMs

Feb 26, 14:25

As Compal Electronics and Wistron are competing aggressively over orders for Acer's upcoming 8- and 10-inch entry-level tablet devices, sources from the upstream supply chain are...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 4Q12 notebook ODM shipments up on quarter, down on year

Jan 15, 10:36

Taiwan-based ODMs shipped 43.69 million notebooks in fourth-quarter 2012, increasing 2.5% sequentially but decreasing 3.0% on year, with their global market share reaching 90.1%,...

Samsung unlikely to increase notebook ODM orders in 2013, say Taiwan makers

Dec 19, 16:16

In response to reports that Samsung Electronics plans to increase notebook ODM orders to Taiwan in 2013, Taiwan-based supply chain makers indicated that this is quite unlikely since...

Compal to enter server ODM business in 2013

Dec 17, 21:41

Compal Electronics reportedly plans to enter server the ODM business in 2013 and will establish a new department to handle all related services and sales, according to sources from...

Digitimes Research: Brands and ODMs see less than 10% on-month drop in November notebook shipments

Dec 10, 11:24

The global top-5 notebook brands together suffered a 4% on-month drop in November, but Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer, which had deep on-month drops in October, saw rather stable performance...

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Lite-On IT pushes for 3.5-4 million SSD shipments in 2013

Dec 5, 21:22

Optical disc drive maker (ODD) Lite-On IT has been aggressively expanding its solid state drive (SSD) business and expects its annual capacity for 2013 to reach 3.5-4 million units,...

Nokia's 2013 orders to Taiwan ODM makers expected to focus on Windows Phone 7.5

Dec 3, 22:18

Nokia, in order to maintain market shares for feature phones and entry- to mid-range smartphones in emerging markets, is expected to continue to release orders for Windows Phone 7.5...

Brand vendors kick-off in-house notebook R&D for high-end models

Dec 3, 16:17

As notebook brand vendors have recently started up in-house R&D, sources from notebook ODMs expect such a strategy will only be applied for high-end models and should have a limited...

Notebook ODMs seeking price cuts from component suppliers in 2013, say sources

Nov 29, 15:32

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs are requiring related chipset vendors and other component suppliers to lower their quotes for 2013 because of sharply declining notebook prices and high...

Upstream supply chain to push iMac shipments in December

Nov 28, 20:58

As Apple's iMac shipments were reportedly being delayed due to weak yield rates, sources from the upstream supply chain have said that yield issues have improved and related component...

Rise of Sony Mobile, Lenovo to benefit Taiwan handset ODMs

Nov 27, 21:23

Sony Mobile Communications and Lenovo have both strengthened their positions in the global smartphone market, which will benefit their handset ODM partners in Taiwan, Foxconn International...

Notebook vendors headhunt R&D talent from ODM partners

Nov 19, 15:45

As notebook brand vendors grow more interested in-house R&D and manufacturing to promote their brand image, sources from the upstream supply chain have seen some notebook vendors...

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