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Fingerprint sensors, facial recognition and biometric surveillance to propel biometrics market to US$30 billion by 2021, says ABI Research

Mar 22, 15:39

The global biometrics market will reach more than US$30 billion by 2021, marking an impressive 118% increase from 2015, according to ABI Research. Consumer electronics, particularly...

Apple introduces 9.7-inch iPad Pro

Mar 22, 15:22

Apple has introduced the all-new 9.7-inch iPad Pro - at just under one pound it features a new pro Retina display with greater brightness, wider color gamut, lower reflectivity, Night...

Brazil notebook market suffering inventory pile up

Mar 21, 15:35

With a 30% on-year drop in notebook sales in 2015, Brazil's notebook retail channel is suffering from a serious inventory pile up, and most brand vendors' orders for the country have...

Japan Display reforms highlight competitive nature of LTPS panel market

Mar 18, 15:08

The announcement that Japan Display (JDI) is undertaking structural reforms is no surprise considering the competitive state of the LTPS display market for small- to medium-size pa...

Digitimes Research: Worldwide notebook shipments up slightly on month in February

Mar 15, 11:12

Following significant drops both on month and on year in January, worldwide notebook shipments remained weak in February, growing only 2% sequentially for the top-five brand vendors...

Wistron, Inventec see better-than-expected shipments in February

Mar 9, 15:26

Wistron shipped 1.1 million notebooks, 800,000 desktops, 500,000 monitors, 300,000 LCD TVs and 130,000 servers in February, while fellow maker Inventec shipped 1.25 million IT devices...

Tablet supply chain sees weak 1Q16 orders as vendors reduce development

Mar 3, 11:49

The upstream tablet supply chain is seeing orders from clients continue to shrink, and shipments for the first quarter are expected to be significantly impacted. In addition to brand...

Middle East IT spending to reach US$212.9 billion in 2016, says Gartner

Mar 2, 15:47

Middle East (ME) IT spending is projected to reach US$212.9 billion in 2016, a 3.7% increase from 2015, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The IT industry is being driven...

Asustek to push breakeven for tablet business in 2016

Mar 1, 15:54

Seeing weakening demand for tablets, Asustek Computer believes its tablet sales are unlikely to be able to achieve growth in 2016 and is mainly aiming to maintain breakeven operations...

Digitimes Research: NTT DoCoMo looking to cross into smart family market in Japan, selling fixed and mobile networks together

Feb 25, 15:39

Japan-based telecom carrier NTT DoCoMo began establishing Uchisuma (smart family) experience zone in its stores and distributors' stores on October 16, 2015, looking to help consumers...

MediaTek expands wearables portfolio with MT2511 for health and fitness devices

Feb 23, 00:05

MediaTek has announced the MT2511, the company's first bio-sensing analog front-end (AFE) chip designed for health and fitness devices. The MT2511 enables bio signal acquisition through...

Huawei introduces its first PC powered by Intel chips

Feb 22, 23:24

At the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, Huawei has unveiled its first ever PC, the Huawei Matebook, which is a 2-in-1 device powered by a sixth-generation Intel Core m-series...

In Western Europe, 1 in 5 tablets sold in 4Q15 is detachable, says IDC

Feb 22, 14:54

According to figures published by IDC, in the fourth quarter of 2015 over 14 million tablets were shipped to Western Europe as the market volume declined 10.1% on year. In value terms,...

Taiwan IT vendors mixed on HNA Ingram Micro acquisition

Feb 22, 14:38

Seeing the global largest IT distributor Ingram Micro having agreed to sell the company to the China-based HNA Group at a price of US$6 billion, Acer, which is a client of Ingram...

Digitimes Research: Added capacity in China to drive down high-end smartphone panel pricing in 2016

Feb 19, 17:02

In 2016, China's smartphone panel capacity is expected to increase steadily in 2016, as key makers Tianma Micro-electronics and BOE Technology increase capacity and other makers including...

Qualcomm and Lenovo sign 3G/4G patent license agreement

Feb 19, 14:28

Qualcomm and Lenovo have announced that they have entered into a new 3G and 4G patent license agreement for China, which covers devices marketed by both Motorola and Lenovo.

Asustek lowers 2016 target global smartphone shipments

Feb 18, 11:45

Asustek Computer originally set target shipments of 30 million ZenFone-series smartphones to all markets except China in 2016, but at a February 17 investors conference, it downward...

China market: Xiaomi falls out of top-2 smartphone vendors in 4Q15

Feb 18, 10:00

Xiaomi fell out of the top-2 smartphone vendors in China in the fourth quarter of 2015, but remained the region's top smartphone vendor in all of the year.

Acer will need to revamp business structure, says Stan Shih

Feb 17, 15:55

Commenting on Acer's operations, Acer founder Stan Shih pointed out that the company has already transformed from a pure hardware player to a provider of hardware, software and service...

Global smartphone and tablet AP markets decline in 2015, says Strategy Analytics

Feb 15, 22:11

The global markets for smartphone and tablet applications processors (AP) both fell in 2015 compared to 2014, according to Strategy Analytics.

Toshiba reportedly to close R&D center in Taiwan

Feb 4, 12:34

Toshiba reportedly plans to close its R&D center in Taiwan and will lay off about 100 engineers working at the center, according to sources in Taiwan's notebook industry.

Global tablet shipments decline 13.7% on year in 4Q15, says IDC

Newswatch - Feb 3, 15:21

Despite the holiday season, worldwide tablet shipments declined 13.7% on year to 65.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to IDC. Total tablet shipments for 2015...

Microsoft ships 6.0 million Surface tablets in 2015, say sources

Feb 3, 12:07

Microsoft shipped 2.5 million Surface-series tablets in the fourth quarter of 2015, leading to total shipments for the year reaching six million units, or 50% higher than market expectations...

Apple products driving MEMS microphone market growth, IHS says

Feb 2, 16:09

The popularity of Apple's iPhone 6S and other products is boosting the MEMS microphone market to a CAGR of 13% from 2015 to 2019, according to IHS. The market is forecast to reach...

Digitimes Research: Worldwide notebook shipments grow slightly on quarter in 4Q15, but will drop over 16% in 1Q16

Feb 1, 22:43

Worldwide notebook shipments enjoyed a slight growth of 0.6% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2015 thanks to stable demand from the year-end holidays in Europe and North America...

Fierce competition eliminating small gaming product players

Feb 1, 15:00

With competition growing fierce in the gaming PC market, several gaming peripheral vendors have quit the market, unable to bear the increasing losses, and some channel retailers are...

Apple estimated to ship 20 million Macs in 2016

Jan 28, 15:27

Apple's Mac-series product shipments are expected to remain at a level similar to that of 2015 at around 20 million units in 2016, but despite flat shipment performance, new MacBook...

Supply chain braces for possible merger of Vaio, Toshiba, Fujitsu PC units

Jan 28, 14:45

Japan-based PC brand vendors Vaio (previously Sony), Toshiba and Fujitsu reportedly are ready to merge their notebook businesses into a company, a move which will affect Taiwan-based...

Asia Pacific PC market dips 8% in 2015, says IDC

Jan 25, 15:15

PC shipments in Asia Pacific (including Japan) totaled 107.6 million units in 2015, according to IDC's preliminary results. This accounted for a 7.7% on-year decrease and a steeper...

PC market finishes 2015 as expected, hopefully setting the stage for a more stable future, says IDC

Jan 13, 16:15

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, an on-year decline of 10.6%, according...

Acer revenues decline in December

Stockwatch - Jan 12, 15:47

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.59 billion (US$67.75 million) for December 2015, representing a 3.38% drop on month and 22.05% drop on year.

Asustek shifts back notebook orders from BYD to Taiwan partners

Jan 12, 15:21

Asustek Computer originally outsourced part of its 2016 notebook orders to China-based EMS provider BYD, but has recently retracted some of the orders and given them back to its Taiwan-based...

Taiwan market: Samsung announces Gear VR

Jan 12, 14:48

Samsung Electronics has announced its virtual reality (VR) device, the Gear VR in Taiwan with the availability to start on January 15, priced at NT$3,490 (US$105).

Notebook players to take measures to save costs and expand into non-PC market in 2016

Jan 12, 12:30

With the notebook market expected to continue seeing a single-digit percentage shipment decline in 2016, brand vendors and ODMs are expected to become more aggressive pushing into...

CES 2016: Asustek to start marketing ZenFone Zoom in US in February

Newswatch - Jan 6, 11:04

Asustek Computer has announced that it will begin marketing its flagship smartphone, the ZenFone Zoom, in the US in February, priced at US$399.

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    Acer Chromebook 14

    Acer has released its Chromebook 14 with a battery life of up to 14 hours. The device is equipped with a 14-inch display and an all-aluminum chassis. The Acer Chromebook 14 is the...

    Photo: Company, Apr 7.

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    Acer Aspire Switch 12 S 2-in-1 device

    The Acer Aspire Switch 12 S 2-in-1 device adopts a 12.5-inch Full HD display and is 7.85mm thick and weighs 800g or 1,400g with keyboard. The device is equipped with Intel's Core...

    Photo: Company, Jan 11.

  • Acer+Iconia+One+8+tablet

    Acer Iconia One 8 tablet

    Acer is showcasing its Iconia One 8 (B1-850) tablet at CES 2016, featuring an 8-inch HD IPS display and a quad-core processor, targeting children specifically. The tablet is pre-installed...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

  • Acer+Liquid+Jade+Primo+smartphone

    Acer Liquid Jade Primo smartphone

    Acer's Liquid Jade Primo is a 5.5-inch premium smartphone running Windows 10 Mobile. The Liquid Jade Primo provides productivity for professionals through Continuum, allowing Windows...

    Photo: Company, Jan 7.

  • Acer+Chromebook+11

    Acer Chromebook 11

    The Acer Chromebook 11 has a thickness of 0.73-inch thick and a weight of 1.1kg. It sports an 11.6-inch display that features non-glare Acer ComfyView and a 1366x768 resolution and...

    Photo: Company, Jan 7.

Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2016
Display panels for wearable devices

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The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.