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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...

Notebook ODMs facing uncertainty as brand vendors take over R&D

Nov 7, 22:12

Acer plans to release a new notebook that is designed and developed in-house, creating an alert among notebook ODMs that brand vendors are trying to become more involved in R&D...

Dell warns Taiwan notebook ODMs against producing white-box servers

Nov 7, 16:04

As Taiwan-based notebook ODMs such as Quanta Computer and Wistron have stepped into producing white-box servers targeting the Internet data centers of clients such as Google and Facebook,...

Commentary: Notebook ODMs face uncertainties in tablet market

Nov 6, 16:16

The rise of tablets and smartphones, plus the economic downturn in the US and Europe, have been causing PC brands such as HP, Dell and Acer to report unsatisfactory sales results...

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Notebook ODM shipments expected to see on-month drop in October

Oct 22, 16:03

As Microsoft is ready to launch its latest Windows 8 operating system and brand vendors are prepared to push for year-end holiday demand, sources from notebook ODMs have pointed out...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments decline 4.5% sequentially in 3Q12

Oct 15, 10:41

The global notebook market suffered rather poor shipment performance - 4.5% drop sequentially and 11.6% drop on year in the third quarter of 2012, according to Digitimes Research...

Global notebook shipments

HP, Dell may see falling global PC market shares in 2013, say Taiwan makers

Oct 12, 14:11

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell have seen their global PC market shares slipping from 2011 levels and may see continual drops in 2013, according to sources from Taiwan-based supply...

Asustek to launch second-generation Padfone in October

Sep 25, 01:20

Asustek Computer is set to announce its second-generation Padfone on October 16 as Qualcomm's processor supply has returned to normal due to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's...

Compal/Lenovo joint venture expected to output 3-5 million notebooks in 2013

Sep 4, 01:35

The notebook manufacturing joint venture of Compal Electronics and Lenovo in Hefei, China was reported by local media to enjoy more than 10 million units of notebook production volume...

Taiwan makers look to increased ODM orders from Sony Mobile

Aug 24, 12:09

In response to Sony Mobile Communications' plans to cut its workforce by 15% in fiscal year 2012 (April 1, 2012-March 31, 2013) or 2013 as part of a restructuring, Taiwan-based handset...

Partners expect Motorola to change its ODM strategy

Aug 23, 01:05

As Google has recently started reorganizing Motorola Mobility's manpower and product strategy, sources from Taiwan-based ODMs, observing from their orders, expect their handset orders...

Ability and Altek to see DSC shipments drop in 3Q12

Aug 14, 01:45

Taiwan-based digital still camera (DSC) makers Ability Enterprise and Altek are both expected to see a shipment drop in the third quarter of 2012, affected by demand being replaced...

Asustek to release component purchasing authority to notebook ODMs

Aug 14, 01:20

Asustek Computer, which used to handle most component purchasing itself, is currently considering to release the authority to its upstream ODM partners such as Quanta Computer and...

Taiwan makers may see decreased digital camera ODM orders in 2013

Jul 30, 15:17

Taiwan-based digital camera ODMs are negotiating orders for shipments in 2013 with clients, and indicate that the number of models will increase from 2012, but total shipments may...

Sony smartphone orders to Taiwan ODMs to recover in 2H12

Jul 17, 01:45

As Sony Mobile Communication is increasing the number of its entry-level, mid-range and three-proof (water, dust, scratch) smartphone models to stimulate market demand, while also...

HP to reduce notebook ODM orders to Foxconn in 2013

Jul 13, 11:41

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is in the request for quotation (RFQ) process for placing ODM orders for notebooks to be shipped in 2013, and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry)...

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