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Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to drop in 4Q14

Oct 21, 11:26

Despite Intel and Microsoft subsidies, Digitimes Research expects global notebook shipments, not including 2-in-1 models, to drop 4.4% on year and 2.6% sequentially in the fourth...

Clevo to ship 1.85-1.9 million notebooks in 2014, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 20, 16:24

Taiwan-based second-tier notebook vendor Clevo is expected to ship 1.85-1.9 million units in 2014, up from 1.57 million units in 2013, according to a Commercial Time's report...

Acer, MediaTek BYOC partnership to achieve some results in 1H15

Oct 17, 15:51

Acer and MediaTek's cooperation in cloud computing is expected to achieve preliminary results in the first half of 2015 related to wearable devices, according to Acer BYOC business...

Maverick Shih, Acer BYOC business manager

Apple introduces iPad Air 2 and new iPad mini

Oct 17, 11:51

Apple has introduced the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The iPad Air 2, which is 6.1mm thin, and the iPad mini 3 both offer Touch ID.

Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 tablets

Quanta ships 4.8 million notebooks in September; Compal 4.4 million

Oct 14, 12:21

Quanta Computer shipped 4.8 million notebooks in September and a total of 13.7 million units in the third quarter, up from 11.5 million units in the second quarter. Meanwhile, Compal...

Asustek, AMD said to strengthen partnership

Oct 14, 11:59

AMD's partnership with Asustek Computer is growing tighter and the CPU maker reportedly will use Zen to name its next-generation desktop APU platform for 2016 and their expanding...

Gaming notebook vendors start new competition in 4Q14

Oct 13, 22:37

Despite weak sales of traditional notebooks, vendors are still aggressively releasing new gaming models and are expected to trigger a new wave of competition in the fourth quarter...

Government IT spending in India forecast to reach US$7.2 billion in 2015, says Gartner

Oct 13, 16:19

Government IT spending in India will total US$7.2 billion in 2015, a 5% increase over 2014, according to Gartner. Government IT spending is on pace to total US$6.6 billion in 2014.

Digitimes Research: MediaTek, Rockchip to join Chromebook market

Oct 9, 14:16

In addition to gradually integrating Android's ecosystem into the Chrome OS, Google is looking to support more processors. Chromebook-supported processors will include solutions from...

AMD prepares to release next-generation notebook APUs

Oct 7, 16:02

AMD is planning to announce next-generation Carrizo APUs in March 2015 to replace its existing Kaveri APUs for the mainstream performance notebook segment and will release Carrizo-L...

Digitimes Research: Top-5 notebook vendors see growth in September shipments, but top-3 ODMs suffer drop

Oct 7, 14:07

The combined notebook shipments (not including detachable models) of the global top-5 brand vendors enjoyed on-month growth of 19% in September and were at a level similar to a year...

ECS reports revenue drops for September 2014

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 21:45

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.82 billion (US$125.42 million) for September 2014, representing a 6.48% drop on month and 27.98% drop...

Intel to push Broadwell in 3 major notebook segments

Oct 6, 14:59

Intel is planning to push its 14nm Broadwell processors, which will be released by the end of 2014, into three major notebook segments: entry-level non-touchscreen traditional notebooks...

New Wintel platforms may impact 4Q14 PC demand

Oct 2, 18:54

Microsoft and Intel's plans to release new platforms in the first half of 2015 are expected to affect demand for PCs in the fourth quarter, according to sources from the upstream...

Leadtek unveils wearable device for healthcare

Oct 2, 18:48

Leadtek Research is now mainly focusing on the medical electronics business and unveiled its in-house developed wearable device, the Amor H1 for healthcare purposes on October 1....

Quanta Changshu plants preparing for Apple Watch mass production

Oct 2, 18:46

Quanta Computer's plants in Changshu, China have reportedly started hiring workers for mass production of the Apple Watch. Market watchers estimate the wearable device's sales to...

Japan Patent Office to cut examination process to five months

Oct 2, 18:41

To help enterprises acquire patents quicker, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) has established a new examination system which will reduce the processing time from two years to five mon...

Vendors stop developing touchscreen notebooks

Sep 29, 14:31

As demand for touchscreen notebooks has been far weaker than expected, notebook vendors have stopped developing touch-enabled notebooks for the fourth quarter, according to sources...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft to release new inexpensive notebook solution; unlikely to receive full support from vendors

Sep 29, 14:09

Microsoft has provided brand vendors its Windows 8.1 with Bing solution, offering low Windows licensing fees enabling them to sell notebooks at US$249 or lower. Following the initial...

Acer expected to take over Chromebook demand left by Samsung in Europe, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 25, 15:56

Samsung Electronics exiting Europe's notebook market is expected to benefit its competitors Hewlett-Packard (HP), Acer and Asustek Computer, especially Acer as the vendor will have...

Acer enjoys strong on-year growth in enterprise PC shipments in North America

Sep 25, 14:14

Acer enjoyed a 51.4% on-year shipment growth in the second quarter in North America's enterprise PC market, registering the biggest growth among all vendors, according to Acer citing...

Gigabyte Technology may still see losses from non-motherboard businesses in 2014

Sep 25, 10:30

Despite having strong performance in the motherboard business, Gigabyte Technology's notebook and handset businesses are still having trouble picking up and may still suffer losses...

Notebook demand undermined by new Apple devices

Sep 23, 12:16

Demand for notebooks slightly picked up in early 2014, prompting optimism among firms in the supply chain about sales in the second half of the year. However, notebook vendors' performances...

Amazon announces new tablets

Sep 19, 16:18

Amazon has introduced its latest tablet products, the new Fire HDX 8.9, Fire HD, Fire HD Kids Edition and two Kindles.

Digitimes Research: Intel cooperation with Fossil to develop smartwatches will help expand influence in wearables market

Sep 19, 14:37

Intel's cooperation with Fossil to develop smartwatches equipped with Android Wear will help Intel expand its influence in the wearables market as well as extend Google's influence...

Asustek aiming to achieve 15% on-year PC shipment growth

Sep 18, 14:11

Asustek Computer is looking to achieve 15% on-year growth in its PC shipments each year starting 2014 and expects its annual desktop and notebook shipments together to reach 50 million...

Asustek pushing gaming products to maintain gross margins

Insyde to see increasing orders for Intel-based white-box tablets

Sep 15, 22:27

Taiwan-based BIOS designer Insyde Software is expected to benefit from orders for Intel-based Android white-box tablets, as the CPU giant gradually expands its presence in the Android...

Acer sees 18.9% on-month revenue growth in August

Sep 11, 15:59

Acer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$29.85 billion (US$994.87 million) for August, up 18.9% on month and 5.2% on year, while combined consolidated revenues from January-August...

Notebook ODMs see mixed revenue performances in August

Sep 11, 14:32

Notebook ODMs Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have announced mixed performances in their August revenues.

MSI reports flat on-month growth in August revenues

Stockwatch - Sep 11, 12:02

MSI has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.75 billion (US$224.81 million) for August 2014, representing a 0.2% increase on month and 9.62% increase on year.

Digitimes Research: Intel to see strong tablet AP shipments in 2H14

Sep 11, 11:50

Intel shipped only about 1.5 million tablet application processors (APs) in the first half of 2014, but Digitimes Research expects its shipments to reach seven million units in the...

Gigabyte revenues decline in August

Stockwatch - Sep 11, 11:27

Gigabyte has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.89 billion (US$129.56 million) for August 2014, representing a 17.33% drop on month and 3.99% drop on year.

Digitimes Research: Asustek detachable devices face size hurdle

Sep 9, 11:59

Asustek Computer's Windows-based detachable T100, which was developed in close cooperation with Microsoft and Intel and released in the third quarter of 2013, has successfully attracted...

Digitimes Research: Apple refocuses on 9.7-inch iPad in 2H14

Sep 9, 11:36

With Apple showing more aggressiveness in producing its new 9.7-inch iPad, its overall iPad shipments in the third quarter of 2014 are expected to return to the growth trend.

Acer becomes top PC and projector vendor in Philippines

Sep 2, 14:19

Acer was the largest PC vendor in the Philippines in the second quarter with a market share of 34.1% and also the largest projector vendor in the first half with a market share of...

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    Apple iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3

    Apple has introduced the iPad Air 2 (left) and iPad mini 3 (right). The iPad Air 2 is 6.1mm thin. Both devices offer Touch ID. Apple said the improved Retina display on the iPad...

    Photo: Company, Oct 17.

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    Amazon Kindle Voyage

    Amazon has unveiled the Kindle Voyage, with a 20% faster processor, twice the storage, and a touch interface. The Kindle Voyage uses a new paperwhite display, with 300pixels per...

    Photo: Company, Sep 26.

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    Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition tablet

    Amazon's Fire HD Kids Edition comes with two sizes: the 6-inch model is priced at US$149 and the 7-inch model is priced at US$189. The Fire HD Kids Edition includes a year of Amazon...

    Photo: Company, Sep 24.

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    Amazon Fire HD tablets

    Amazon has announced its new Fire HD tablet, which features a quad-core processor, front and rear-facing cameras and an HD display. The new Fire HD tablets are available in two sizes...

    Photo: Company, Sep 22.

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    Amazon Fire HDX tablet

    Amazon's new Fire HDX 8.9 combines a light design and a HDX display with a new processor, Dolby Atmos and Dolby Audio, and new Fire OS 4 (Sangria) features and services. The new...

    Photo: Company, Sep 22.

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