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Acer expects double ultrabook shipments in 2Q12, improving gross margin each quarter

Feb 16, 01:25

Acer has announced results for 2011 with operating profit turning from losses to gains in the fourth quarter of 2011, while company chairman JT Wang pointed out that gross margin...

JT Wang, Acer chairman

AUO expects operation to improve quarter by quarter in 2012, says president

Feb 9, 14:04

For Taiwan-based panel maker AU Optronics (AUO), 2011 was the worst time for operations and the company expects its business to gradually improve quarter by quarter in 2012, according...

AUO president Paul Peng

Acer China executive vice president leaves the company, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 4, 10:56

Acer China's executive vice president Lan Ye, who joined the company as part of the acquisition of China-based Founder in 2010, has left the company, according to a Chinese-language...

Intel promotes two executives to senior vice president

Feb 3, 14:28

Intel has announced that its board of directors has promoted Mooly Eden and Richard Taylor to the position of senior vice president.

Wellypower appoints new president

Feb 3, 11:20

CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) specialist Wellypower Optronics has appointed Allen Huang as its new president, replacing outgoing Chang Tjong-ren. Under the leadership of the...

Allen Huang, president of Wellypower

Acer to go into attack mode in 2012

Jan 31, 01:05

Acer has already adjusted its strategy from purely defending its position in the market in 2011 to attacking the market in 2012 and the company will push four major product segments...

802.11ac to become mainstream WLAN standard in 2013-2014, says Broadcom vice president

Jan 18, 10:47

802.11ac will become the mainstream WLAN technology standard as early as the second quarter of 2013 or as late as the first quarter of 2014, according to senior vice president Michael...

Broadcom senior vice president Michael Hurlston

HDD industry may not restore normal supply until end of 2012, though Hitachi GST production will be restored by February, says company vice president

Jan 13, 12:10

The global hard disk drive (HDD) industry may take one year to completely recover from the impact of flooding in Thailand and and therefore the market will not be able to resume normal...

Brendan Collins, HGST product vice president (right)

Asustek expects notebook shipments in the US to grow 30% in 2012

Jan 12, 01:00

Despite seeing the PC market experiencing decline, and economies of the US and Europe are weakening, Asustek Computer still expects its notebook shipments in the US to grow 30% in...

Steven Chang, president of Asustek US

Compal to prepare for volume production at Vietnam factory, says president

Jan 9, 10:59

Compal Electronics will prepare to begin volume production at its factory in Vietnam if labor shortages and hikes in wage rates in China pose serious problems, according to company...

Inventec assigns new president for PC business

Jan 3, 01:35

Inventec has recently assigned its executive vice president, director and general manager of Inventec Shanghai Maurice Wu as the new president of PC business.

Excess LED capacity to continue in 2012, says Epistar president

Jan 3, 01:15

The global production capacity of LED epitaxial wafers and chips exceeded the market demand in 2011 and the situation is expected to continue in 2012, according to president M.J....

AUO names new president

Dec 23, 16:52

AU Optronics (AUO) today announced that Paul SL Peng has been appointed as the new president of AUO and president of Display Business Operation, effective from January 1, 2012.

Growth of the LED market: Q&A with James Jenson, vice president of LED business unit at Veeco

Dec 13, 15:22

US-based MOCVD equipment provider Veeco currently ranks number one in global market share with 50%. Digitimes sat down with James T Jenson, vice president of Veeco's LED business...

James T Jenson, vice president of Veeco's LED business unit

Solar market to climb out of trough at end of 1Q12, says Gintech president

Dec 9, 16:59

The price of solar products has dropped to a significant low. Digitimes recently met up with Wen-Whe Pan, president and COO of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech to talk about...

Gintech solar cell

Solar wafer inventory cleared out, says GET president

Dec 9, 11:11

Green Energy Technology (GET) has cleaned its inventory of solar wafers, and its supply of A++ wafers with energy conversion rates of 17-17.2% has been slightly short of demand with...

Lin Her-Lon

Unitech sees revenue rebound starting March

Dec 1, 01:45

Unitech Printed Circuit Board expects revenues to start rebounding as early as March 2012, as roll-outs of new smartphones will stimulate demand for HDI boards, according to company...

Acer to cut ultrabook prices to US$799-899 in 2Q12, says company president

Dec 1, 01:25

Acer expects its ultrabook prices will be able to drop from US$1,000 currently to US$799-899 in the second quarter of 2012, a decline of 20%, and will drop further to US$499 in 2013...

Jim Wong, Acer president

Acer will not give up netbook market, says VP

Nov 29, 01:35

Commenting on the recent rumors that Korea-based Samsung Electronics will stop producing 10.1-inch netbooks in the first quarter of 2012, leaving the netbook market to the top-2 players...

PC vendors to see serious HDD shortages starting December, says Acer VP

Nov 29, 01:20

As PC brand vendors' hard disc drive (HDD) inventory level will soon hit bottom, vendors will start experiencing HDD shortages in December and the problem will reach its peak in February...

Only 56-75% of global PV module inventory meets market energy efficiency and brand requirements, says Gintech president

Nov 25, 12:17

The global inventory of solar modules is estimated at 6-8GW currently, but modules which meet market-required energy conversion rates and bank-designated brands for lending are only...

Solar panels

AKM to outsource more backend processing, says president

Nov 24, 15:52

Japan-based Asahi Kasei Microdevices (AKM), a supplier of mixed-signal ICs for consumer, automotive and communications applications, is looking to raise its backend orders to partners...

AKM president Hideki Kobori

Second wave of ultrabook launches to take place at CES 2012

Nov 22, 01:35

Notebook brand vendors that have not yet released ultrabooks but plan to do so soon, such as Hewlett-Packard (HP), Samsung Electronics and Dell, as well as players that have already...

AMD announces two new server platforms in China

Nov 15, 01:20

AMD, on November 14, announced its latest 16-core Opteron 6200 series server processors, previously codenamed Interlagos, in Beijing, China with server players such as Hewlett-Packard...

Taiwan server shipments to return stable after election in 1Q12

Nov 3, 01:25

Although server shipments in Taiwan in the first two quarters of 2011 saw over 10% on-year growth compared to the same period in 2010 and the volume in the third quarter is also expected...

PV market turning point is near, says SAS

Oct 13, 12:06

With suppliers digesting their inventory as well as cutting back on output, a slowdown in the growth of supply is expected to help the solar market move toward a more balanced supply...

Microsoft Mango system will rise, says HTC executive

Oct 13, 01:20

President of High Tech Computer (HTC) North Asia Jack Tung, commenting on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.5 Mango system, pointed out that the smartphone industry is developing into an...

Wistron to launch a tablet PC model with in-house built software support

Oct 4, 01:30

Wistron is set to launch a tablet PC that will support cloud computing and the company will push the device in the education and medical markets, according to company president Robert...

Ultrabooks expected to impact tablet PCs

Sep 29, 01:10

With notebook players such as Acer, Asustek Computer as well as Lenovo, Toshiba, Samsung Electronics and Hewlett-Packard (HP) all set launch ultrabooks in the near future, sources...

HP names Meg Whitman president and CEO

Sep 23, 10:42

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has announced that its board of directors has appointed Meg Whitman as president and CEO.

Taiwan market: Nikon expects to surpass Sony and become the largest MILC player

Sep 22, 01:45

Japan-based Nikon, benefiting from its strong experience in DSLR cameras, expects to surpass Sony to become the largest mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC) player in Taiwan...

Masayuki Numako, international planning division senior sales manager of Nikon

Acer to ship 40,000 notebooks by rail across China and Europe

Sep 22, 01:25

Acer will ship 40,000 notebooks by railroad across Chongqing, China and Duisburg, Germany. The shipments are expected to arrive in Europe in two weeks.

Acer enjoying strong short-term notebook orders for Europe

Sep 22, 01:15

Acer, benefiting from Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) uncertainty about its PC business, has started receiving strong notebook orders from channels in Europe with volumes, as of September...

Intel downstream partners request CPU price drop

Sep 20, 01:10

Executives from Intel's PC partners - Acer Taiwan president Scott Lin and Compal Electronics president Ray Chen both have invoked Intel to help drop the Ultrabook price to below US$1,000...

Fruitful results from EU PVSEC, says Gintech president

Sep 16, 11:38

Solar cell maker Gintech Energy has reportedly obtained orders from Europe following its participation in the 2011 European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU...

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