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Taiwan market: Sony launches SmartBand SWR10

May 6, 10:59

Sony Mobile Communications has announced the launch of SmarBand SWR10 smart bracelet in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$3,990 (US$132).

Sony SmartBand SWR10

Digitimes Research: Smartphone application processor shipments in China dip over 4% sequentially in 1Q14

May 6, 10:38

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China slid 4.2% sequentially but grew 10.8% on year in the first quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Exhibitors show mixed expectations for Computex 2014

May 5, 22:31

Computex 2014 will be hosted from June 3-7 at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taiwan. Some exhibitors are concerned that the show may not be as attractive to visitors this year (2014)...

Acer unveils smart bracelet Liquid Leap

May 2, 11:42

Acer unveiled its first smart bracelet model, Liquid Leap, and a 5-inch smartphone model, Liquid Jade, in New York on April 29.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan to see decreased 2Q14 notebook ODM shipments

Apr 28, 10:39

Taiwan-based ODMs will ship a total of 33.476 million notebooks in the second quarter of 2014, accounting for 83.91% of global total. The volume will represent a sequential decrease...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments drop 5.5% on year in 1Q14; HP, Asustek, Apple enjoy growth

Apr 24, 14:29

Taiwan and worldwide notebook shipments dropped 13.8% and 14.2% sequentially, and 6.8% and 5.5% on year, respectively in the first quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research's...

China white-box tablet prices expected to drop in 2014

Apr 23, 13:57

Pricing for white-box tablet products in China are likely to drop during 2014 as demand is expected to decrease while competition intensifies, according to China-based supply chain...

Tablet prices to see further drop in 2014

Cooling module makers to further reduce mobile device heat pipe thickness; expect penetration rate of over 15%

Apr 21, 21:52

Cooling module makers such as Japan-based Furukawa Electric Group and Fujikura and Taiwan-based Chaun-Choung Technology and Taisol Electronics, are looking to reduce the thickness...

Intel, MediaTek become favorites in China white-box tablet industry

Apr 21, 11:04

China's white-box tablet players have been turning to adopt application processor (AP) solutions from Intel and MediaTek for their 3G and LTE-enabled models because of Intel's subsidies...

Intel, MediaTek become new favorites of China white-box tablet industry

AMD to host APU 14 in China; embracing China for growth

Apr 18, 14:11

AMD will host its APU 14 event in Beijing, China in May with several AMD executives set to deliver keynotes. AMD's partners will showcase their latest innovations, according to sources...

AMD

Windows tablets gaining traction in Japan

Apr 15, 14:34

Sales of Windows-based tablets in Japan have been rising as vendors have been aggressively releasing Windows 8.1-based 8-inch models since October 2013. In February 2014, 15.7% of...

FPCB suppliers reportedly deliver samples for Apple iWatch validation

Apr 8, 21:52

Flexible PCB suppliers Flexium Interconnect, Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology reportedly have delivered FPCB samples for use in iWatch devices to Apple for validation,...

Acer CTO retires

Apr 8, 11:45

Acer CTO David Lee has retired, and the notebook business will be fully handled by business general manager Jackson Lin, according to sources familiar with Acer's personnel changes...

Digitimes Research: Notebook shipments enjoy over 25% on-month growth in March

Apr 7, 21:34

In March, global top-5 notebook brand vendors and top-3 ODMs both achieved an over 25% on-month shipment growth due to February's weak shipments caused by inventory adjustments, orders...

Microsoft and MediaTek rumored to be looking to push Windows tablets in the China white-box tablet market

Apr 7, 21:33

Microsoft reportedly has been aggressively trying to persuade MediaTek to push Windows-based tablets in China's white-box market and with the software giant's announcement of offering...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ODMs losing out as PC brand vendors turn to China supply chain for tablets

Apr 7, 15:46

Among global top-7 PC brand vendors, only Apple (sixth place) still outsources its tablet orders mainly to Taiwan-based EMS providers and ODMs, while the rest - Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard...

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...

Each smartphone sold to contribute US$10 to TSMC revenues, say sources

Apr 3, 15:46

The contribution of each smartphone sold worldwide to the revenues of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to reach US$10 soon due to an increase in chips...

HP ships 7 million notebooks in 1Q14; may return as largest vendor

Mar 31, 21:37

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is expected to have shipped seven million notebooks in the first quarter, one million units more than expected and will have a chance to return as the largest...

Digitimes Research: DSC ASP rises 9.6% in March

Mar 27, 15:31

According to Digitimes Research's latest digital still camera (DSC) pricing tracker, global DSCs' average selling price (ASP) was up 9.6% on month and reached US$309 in March, matching...

Wistron sees over 20% drop in 2013 profits

Mar 27, 13:55

Wistron has announced revenues of NT$624.01 billion (US$20.41 billion) for 2013, down 5.14% on year. with gross margin reaching 4.84% (up 0.31pp), net profits NT$5.75 billion (down...

Microsoft and Dell sign patent licensing agreement

Mar 27, 11:41

Microsoft and Dell have announced a patent licensing agreement allowing the companies to share technology and build on each other's innovations. It is the continuation of a nearly...

Intel places orders for 16 million education tablets with Taiwan makers

Mar 24, 22:36

Intel is pushing aggressively into the education tablet market and reportedly placed orders for 10 million units with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and six million...

Digitimes Research: Samsung 12.2-inch enterprise tablets unlikely to see strong sales in short term

Mar 24, 14:56

Samsung started flooding the tablet market with new devices in the first quarter and is pushing its new 12.2-inch tablets, featuring a new user interface and multi-tasking abilities,...

Taiwan market: Retailers placing rush orders for 2-in-1 devices for 2Q14

Mar 24, 13:40

As 2-in-1 device sales in Taiwan continue to stay strong, channel retailers have been placing extra orders with brand vendors to satisfy demand, according to sources from channel...

Apple pushing automated production

Mar 24, 13:37

Apple is planning to have its iPhone batteries fully manufactured on automated production lines in 2014 to reduce its manpower demand. The move is expected to trigger other brand...

Digitimes Research: March analysis of tablet market

Mar 24, 11:53

China-based Huawei and CoolPad have both recently launched their new low-price high-specification phablets in China, aiming to grab shares from the high-end phablet market. Both vendors...

Asustek Taiwan sales agents worry about competition from ADI

Mar 21, 12:11

Asustek Computer has set up Asus Digital International (ADI), a joint venture with e-commerce operator Uitox specifically for marketing and selling its Zenfone smartphones online...

Two Acer employees probed over suspected insider trading

Mar 19, 14:06

Acer has confirmed that its headquarters was searched by prosecutors on March 18 over alleged insider trading with two of its employees under investigation. Acer stressed that it...

Smartphone cooling module demand may remain weak until 2015

Mar 17, 22:01

Despite having received orders for tablet heat pipes, Taiwan-based cooling module makers are still not able to land orders from most smartphone vendors and are unlikely to do so until...

Digitimes Research: Google Glass for medicare?

Mar 14, 15:18

Wearable devices' functions have extended from the traditional area of information management to health management. This trend was highlighted by many smart health-monitoring bracelets...

Digitimes Research: 12-inch tablets facing development hurdles

Mar 14, 15:01

Brand vendors have started showing interests in large-size tablets since early 2014. In addition to Apple's rumored 12.85-inch tablet, Samsung Electronics has already launched a 12.2-inch...

Digitimes Research: South Korea aims to acquire 40% share in wearable device market by 2020

Mar 12, 14:58

As demand for smartphones and tablets is gradually approaching saturation with related shipment growths slowing down, vendors have been aggressively seeking new growth drivers. Wearable...

Acer February revenues up sequentially

Mar 11, 11:42

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.47 billion (US$808 million) for February, rising by 13.98% on month but dropping by 12.93% on year. Its conslidated revenues for January-February...

Digital camera players offering cheap full-frame DSLR cameras to boost sales

Mar 10, 21:04

Full-frame DSLR cameras' current share in overall digital camera sales has risen to 15% and the share is expected to surpass 30% by the end of 2014 with factors such as the release...

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    VIA Viega ruggedized Android tablet

    VIA Technologies has announced the VIA Viega, a ruggedized 10.1-inch Android tablet. The IP65-rated VIA Viega sports a durable design that protects against spills, rain, and dust...

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    Samsung Gear Live smart watch with Android Wear

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Samsung Gear Live, powered by Android Wear. The new Android Wear device features Samsung's Super AMOLED display. It also offers easy customization...

    Photo: Company, Jun 27.

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    Apple has announced its 16GB iPod touch is now available in several colors and equipped with a 5-megapixel iSight camera. The entire iPod touch lineup features the 5-megapixel iSight...

    Photo: Company, Jun 27.

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    Asustek Zenbook NX500 ultrabook

    Asustek has announced the Zenbook NX500, a new flagship of the Zenbook ultrabook range. The NX500 features a new all-aluminum chassis, Asustek's VisualMaster display technology and...

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