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Acer chairman dismisses HTC merger rumors

Jan 10, 16:17

Acer chairman Stan Shih has dismissed rumors circulating in Taiwan that Acer is considering merging with High Tech Computer (HTC), He pointed out that Acer has no intention or plan...

Asustek achieves record revenues in 2013

Jan 10, 15:14

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$39.9 billion (US$1.33 billion) for December 2013, down 19.06% on month, but up 6.28% on year with consolidated revenues...

Compal expects tablet shipments to double in 2014

Jan 10, 11:18

Compal Electronics expects its tablet shipments to double in 2014 to 14 million units, while shipments of its notebooks will grow only slightly to 40 million units. The company shipped...

MediaTek seeking partner to develop solutions for wearable devices

Jan 9, 19:43

MediaTek reportedly is looking for a partner specializing in the design of analog ICs to jointly develop solutions for wearable devices. Texas Instruments and Analog Devices are being...

CES 2014: China IT vendors showcasing new infotainment, wearable devices, projectors

Jan 9, 15:44

China-based smartphone vendors Huawei and ZTE are showcasing products such as car infotainment, tablets, wearable devices and Wi-Fi micro-projectors at CES 2014.

CES 2014: Samsung unveils 12-inch tablet lineups

Jan 9, 14:02

Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO line of tablets: the Galaxy NotePRO (12.2-inch), TabPRO (12.2-, 10.1-, 8.4-inch) at the CES 2014.

Marvell 4G LTE solution adopted for ZTE TD-LTE smartphone

Jan 9, 10:55

ZTE's flagship Grand Memo LTE smartphone has achieved China Mobile TD-LTE certification with Marvell's multi-mode 4G LTE solution, according to the chipmaker.

CES 2014: LG unveils new wearable innovations

Jan 8, 15:52

LG Electronics has unveiled its Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones, two wearable products that mark the company's first foray into fitness tech. Showcasing at the CES 2014 in...

Worldwide device shipments on pace to grow 7.6% in 2014, says Gartner

Jan 8, 14:06

Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are projected to reach 2.5 billion units in 2014, a 7.6% increase from 2013, according to Gartner...

CES 2014: Intel brings immersive, human interaction to devices in 2014

Jan 7, 14:52

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has outlined a range of products, initiatives and strategic relationships aimed at accelerating innovation across a range of mobile and wearable devices as...

Intel Edison computing solution

China market: Xiaomi lowers price for Hongmi smartphone

Jan 7, 14:25

China-based vendor Xiaomi Technology has reduced the retail price for its budget TD-SCDMA smartphone, the Hongmi, launched in August 2013, from CNY799 (US$132) to CNY699, heralding...

CES 2014: Asustek to showcase latest smartphones, 2-in-1 and gaming monitor

Jan 7, 14:23

Asustek Computer has unveiled in Las Vegas its latest product lineup including the Intel-based entry-level ZenFone smartphone series, the new PadFone mini smartphone, the PadFone...

Asustek to sell its new ZenFone 4 smartphone at US$99

Samsung 4Q13 profits to fall

Jan 7, 12:30

Samsung Electronics has estimated its operating profits for the fourth quarter of 2013 at about KRW8.3 trillion (US$7.8 billion), down 18% from the the prior quarter.

Samsung shipping quad-core application processor with integrated LTE modem, says ABI Research

Jan 7, 12:22

​Samsung Electronics has started shipments of its in-house developed quad-core application processor with integrated LTE modem, according to ABI Research. The chip consists...

Acer new Chromebook to show up in 1Q14

Jan 6, 14:47

Acer plans to release a new Chromebook co-developed with Google in April and has recently extended its touchscreen Chromebook line with a new model, the Acer C720P-2600, according...

Chromebook sales gaining momentum

Jan 3, 11:35

Sales of Chromebooks have started gaining momentum recently, with first-tier notebook brand vendors gearing up to introduce new models in 2014, according to industry sources.

Chromebook becoming popular

Apple, Qualcomm suffering weak yields for wearable devices

Jan 2, 16:13

Several wearable devices such as Apple's iWatch and Qualcomm's Toq are reportedly seeing less than 50% yield rates due to difficulties applying surface treatments on their metal injection...

Taiwan supply chain to see limited impact from LG quitting PC industry

Dec 31, 15:40

LG reportedly is planning to downsize its PC business and will turn to focus on products such as smartphones and tablets in the future, according to Korea media. Sources from the...

Supply chain cautiously watching Acer management shakeup

Dec 31, 14:46

Notebook upstream supply chain players are cautiously watching an ongoing management shakeup at Acer, and would not start competing for orders from the vendor until there is a clearer...

Intel beefs up ties with China-based tablet players

Dec 31, 14:20

In addition to its existing partners BYD, Ramos and Teclast, Intel has recently formed a partnership with China-based electronic manufacturing service (EMS) provider Shenzhen Hampoo...

Intel to display latest IT products from partners at CES 2014; updates tablet roadmaps

Dec 30, 23:14

Intel is preparing to display Intel-based notebooks, 2-in-1 devices and tablets, from its partners at CES 2014, which will be hosted from January 7-10 in Las Vegas, and the CPU giant...

SanJet, Zillians team up for driving recorder market

Dec 30, 16:34

Driving recorder maker SanJet Technology and cloud computing application software developer Zillians have cooperated to establish PuchCam, a social networking platform for sharing...

PTI to grow sales of logic IC backend service biz in 2014

Dec 26, 10:29

Memory-IC packaging and testing specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) is expected to enjoy significant growth in sales of its logic IC backend service business in 2014, thanks to...

PTI chairman DK Tsai expresses optimism about company logic IC backend service business

PCB maker TPT expanding capacity at China factory

Dec 25, 14:49

Optoelectronic PCB specialist Taiwan PCB Techvest (TPT) is expanding monthly production capacity at its factory in Chongqing, western China, from 600,000 square feet in the third...

Acer appoints Jason Chen as corporate president and CEO

Dec 24, 11:06

Acer has announced the appointment of Jason Chen as corporate president and CEO from January 1, 2014. Taking the role of leading Acer through its corporate transformation, Chen is...

Jason Chen

LTE dominance raises Qualcomm baseband market share to two thirds in 3Q13, says Strategy Analytics

Dec 23, 14:57

The global cellular baseband processor market grew 10.3% on year to reach US$4.9 billion in the third quarter of 2013, according to Strategy Analytics.

Acer sees executive changes

Dec 23, 14:54

Acer founder Stan Shih, after returning as the company's CEO, has been aggressively reorganizing its businesses and executives, and the company's senior corporate vice president and...

Pegatron chairman takes over TCA

Dec 20, 15:30

Acer's ex-chairman JT Wang has finished his term as the13th chairman of Taipei Computer Association (TCA), and Pegatron Technology chairman TH Tung has been elected as his successo...

Avago to buy LSI to enter storage chip market

Dec 17, 15:29

Avago Technologies has announced plans to acquire LSI for US$11.15 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at US$6.6 billion.

HP to take lead in 4Q13 notebook shipments

Dec 16, 21:41

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is expected to be the largest notebook brand vendor in the fourth quarter with shipments of 7.6 million units, leading Lenovo at 7.2 million, Dell (5.2 million),...

HP and Dell surprisingly turn to lower-priced products, says the supply chain

Dec 16, 21:36

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell have both been trying to increase their sales through releasing more low-price products recently and with Acer also taking the same approach, sources...

Mobile DRAM to become mainstream in 2014, says DRAMeXchange

Dec 16, 14:48

The expanding market for mobile devices including smartphones and tablets have encouraged the world's major DRAM chipmakers to shift their attention to mobile DRAM resulting in an...

Wistron, Pegatron form special teams to help Acer, say sources

Dec 16, 14:06

Following Stan Shih's return to Acer's management, several supply chain partners including Wistron and Pegatron Technology have geared up trying to help the brand vendor rebound from...

Wistron, Pegatron gearing up to help Acer rebound

Mobile handsets to pass PCs as largest systems market and IC consumer, says IC Insights

Dec 4, 11:03

Mobile handsets are set to overtake standard PCs, including desktops and notebooks, as both the largest electronic systems market and the largest end-use application for ICs in 2013...

Smartphone shipments soar over 200% in India in 3Q13, says IDC

Dec 3, 15:23

The India smartphone market jumped by 229% on year in the third quarter of 2013, with vendors shipping a total of 12.8 million smartphones compared to only 3.8 million units during...

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    Asustek FonePad 7 LTE

    Asustek's FonePad 7 LTE, unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2014, is a 7-inch phablet with built-in LTE connectivity and phone functionality. Fonepad 7 LTE features dDual front speakers,...

    Photo: Company, Mar 7.

  • Samsung+Galaxy+S5+

    Samsung Galaxy S5

    Samsung Electronics has announced the Galaxy S5, its flagship smartphone for 2014. The new Galaxy S5 provides a personal fitness tracker to help users monitor and manage their behavior,...

    Photo: Company, Feb 27.

  • Intel+new+Education+Tablet

    Intel new Education Tablet

    The Intel Education Tablet runs on Android 4.2 and has kid-friendly features such as: rubber bumpers on the sides making it easier for small hands to hold; a power button that resists...

    Photo: Company, Jan 24.

  • Samsung+NotePRO+tablet

    Samsung NotePRO tablet

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Galaxy NotePRO tablet featuring a 12.2-inch panel at the CES 2014. The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO will come in various connectivity options: Wi-Fi...

    Photo: Company, Jan 9.

  • Samsung+TabPRO+tablet

    Samsung TabPRO tablet

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Galaxy TabPRO line of tablets with sizes ranging from 8.4- to 12.2-inch at the CES 2014. The Samsung Galaxy TabPRO (12.2) features a 12.2-inch...

    Photo: Company, Jan 9.

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