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Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments decline 10% in 2Q15

8h 23min ago

Global tablet shipments declined 10% sequentially and over 15% on year to reach only 45.76 million units in the second quarter, according to Digitimes Research's latest report on...

Commentary: China notebook ODMs set to ramp up shipments

12h 4min ago

Although the production capability of China-based notebook ODMs is still too small to make a significant impact on their Taiwan-based counterparts, the notebook supply chain in China...

Worldwide smartphone market posts 11.6% increase in 2Q15, says IDC

Jul 27, 19:48

Vendors shipped a total of 337.2 million smartphones worldwide in the second quarter of 2015, up 11.6% from the 302.1 million units shipped a year ago, according to IDC.

Asustek CFO David Cheng dies

Stockwatch - Jul 27, 15:59

Asustek Computer announced on July 24 that its CFO David Cheng has died and the company is currently assisting Cheng's family handling related matters. The death so far has not yet...

Altek offers wireless live broadcasting camera

Jul 23, 15:58

Digital camera ODM Altek has offered altek Cubic Live, a smart wireless live broadcasting camera for use in camera drones, according to the company.

Apple sees growing Mac shipments in 2015

Jul 23, 12:07

Apple has revealed it shipped 4.8 million Mac products in its fiscal third-quarter 2015 (ended June 27, 2015), up 5% sequentially and 9% from the same period a year ago. Sources from...

Intel preparing to release notebook Skylake in October

Jul 23, 10:06

Following the upcoming release of desktop Skylake processors at Gamescom in Germany in August, Intel's Skylake processors for notebooks will start showing up in October. The CPU giant...

Mobile DRAM prices to fall on excess smartphone inventory

Jul 22, 20:39

Prices for mobile DRAM memory are set to fall substantially due to excess smartphone inventory, according to sources at memory makers.

Taiwan market: Tsann Kuen, Lenovo enhance cooperation

Jul 22, 15:53

Tsann Kuen, an IT and consumer electronics retail chain in Taiwan, and Lenovo on July 21 strengthened their cooperation, with members of Tsann Kuen entitled to Lenovo products at...

Tsann Kuen, Lenovo enhance cooperation

DRAM contract prices to fall further, says DRAMeXchange

Jul 21, 22:03

DRAM contract prices discontinued their six-month rally in November 2014, and have fallen since, according to DRAMeXchange. Growing chip supplies, coupled with weak PC sales and decelerating...

Apple becomes top vendor of wearable bands in 2Q15, says Canalys

Jul 21, 22:00

Apple became the world's leading vendor of wearable bands in the second quarter of 2015, according to Canalys. With shipments of 4.2 million units, Apple overtook Fitbit, Xiaomi and...

MediaTek likely to cut shipment target for 2015

Jul 20, 15:56

MediaTek is likely to revise downward its handset-IC shipment target for 2015 to about 400 million units from 450 million, a 10% cut, according to market sources.

Tablet vendors pushing new strategies for tablet business line

Jul 20, 15:23

As demand for tablets has been weakening, tablet brand vendors worldwide have been adjusting their strategies for the product line. Apple and Microsoft are both planning to release...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 3Q15 notebook shipments expected to drop 12.2% on year

Jul 16, 22:15

Taiwan-based ODMs will ship an estimated 32.067 million notebooks (not including detachable hybrid models) during the third quarter of 2015, accounting for 81.6% of the global total...

Apple introduces new iPod touch

Jul 16, 14:41

Apple has introduced its latest iPod touch and unveiled a new lineup of colors for all iPod models, including gray, silver, gold, pink and blue. The iPod touch features a new 8 megapixel...

TSMC, Samsung start A9 chip mass production

Jul 16, 14:28

TSMC and Samsung Foundry, which share orders for Apple's A9 application processors, have both started volume production of the chips, according to industry sources.

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...

China market: 4G handset shipments soar in 1H15

Jul 15, 21:55

China shipped a total of 237 million handsets in the first half of 2015, rising 7.4% from a year earlier, with shipments of 4G models increasing 381.8% on year to 195 million units,...

Asustek expected to ship 6-7 million tablets in 2015, down 30% on year, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 14, 22:50

Asustek Computer is planning to release inexpensive ZenPad series tablets to help boost its tablet shipments in 2015, but some market watchers still expect the company's tablet shipments...

Wearable device orders may not be strong enough to support supply chain growth

Jul 14, 15:14

Although many brand vendors have launched wearable products, orders for wearable devices may not be sufficient to drive growth for related component suppliers. The vendors have many...

Upstream supply chain expect weak 2H15 PC performance

Jul 13, 16:08

With AMD having lowered its second-quarter revenues guidance, and Asustek Computer downwardly adjusting its notebook shipment goal for 2015 by almost three million units, the upstream...

Apple cautious about placing orders for 12.9-inch iPad

Jul 13, 15:33

Apple's upstream supply chain is expected to start supplying components for the upcoming 12.9-inch iPad in late-September and the device is expected to become available in the market...

Worldwide PC shipments declined 9.5% in 2Q15, says Gartner

Jul 10, 11:56

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 68.4 million units in the second quarter of 2015, a 9.5% decline from the second quarter of 2014, according to preliminary results by Gartner. This...

Gartner cuts 2015 chip market growth forecast again

Jul 10, 10:21

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$348 billion in 2015, a 2.2% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. The prediction, however, is down from Gartner's previous...

Foxconn reports increased sales for June

Jul 10, 10:19

Foxconn Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$318.56 billion (US$10.27 billion) for June, up 5.62% sequentially and 0.49% on year.

Asustek announces growth in June revenues, but reduces annual notebook shipment forecast

Jul 9, 13:54

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$41.68 billion (US$1.34 billion) for June, up 23.75% on month and 22.91% on year, but has reduced its notebook shipment forecast...

Large-screen smartphone shipments to rise 66% in 2015, says IC Insights

Jul 9, 10:16

Large-screen smartphones, or phablets with displays of five inches or greater, are on track to surpass worldwide shipments of tablet computers in 2015, according to IC Insights. The...

Digitimes Research: Shipments of Intel CPU-based Android tablets to decline in 2015

Jul 8, 14:12

Global shipments of Android-based tablets powered by Intel CPUs are expected to drop to 10.8 million units in 2015, down from14.23 million shipped a year earlier. Meanwhile, sales...

Solomon Systech launches PMOLED driver ICs for wearable displays

Jul 6, 21:53

Solomon Systech has announced the expansion of its passive matrix OLED (PMOLED) driver family with a new product, SSD1317, which targets the rapidly growing wearables market.

Getac reports growth in June revenues

Jul 6, 21:46

Taiwan-based ruggedized PC vendor Getac Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.56 billion (US$50.42 million) for June, up 11.3% on month and 14.8% on year with the...

Digitimes Research: Tablets with phone functionality from white-box players to suffer over 15% decline in 2Q15

Jul 3, 16:07

While visiting Southern China's white-box tablet supply chain, Digitimes Research discovered that shipments of white-box tablets with phone functionality saw their first on-year drop...

India to be second-largest smartphone market by 2017, says Strategy Analytics

Jul 2, 22:13

Worldwide smartphone sales are forecast to grow from 1.5 billion units in 2015 to a record 1.7 billion by 2017, according to Strategy Analytics. China, India and the US are the big...

Notebook demand not strong as expected in 2H15, overall shipments to drop on year in 2015

Jun 29, 15:31

Notebook demand may not see as strong growth in the second half as originally expected and overall shipments are expected to decline to 160 million units in 2015, down 5% on year...

Wistron conservative about 2H15 notebook shipments, says chairman

Jun 29, 11:19

Wistron's first-half 2015 notebook shipments fell far short of expectation and the second-half volume will not grow more than 10% sequentially, according to company chairman and CEO...

Wistron chairman and CEO Simon Lin

Compal 2015 shipment goals unchanged, says president

Jun 29, 11:00

Compal Electronics in early 2015 set a goal of shipping 45.2 million notebooks, 50.5 million tablets, smartphones and other smart mobile devices as well as 4.4 million LCD TVs in...

Compal president Ray Chen (right) and chairman Rock Hsu (center)
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  • China IC backend firms reportedly obtain orders from Qualcomm, MediaTek

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    Before Going to Press | 2h 5min ago

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  • E Ink and Netronix jointly invest in new development facilities

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    Asustek showcased its EeeBook E202 notebook during Computex 2015. The device features a clamshell design and an 11.6-inch display. In addition to a 9-hour battery life, the notebook...

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