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  • Last update: Monday 28 July 2014 [385 news items]

Taiwan market: Acer, Asustek see opportunities from enterprise PC replacement trend

Jul 28, 22:04

President of Acer Taiwan Tony Huang has recently pointed out that the company saw strong demand from large enterprises for replacing their existing PCs in the first half of the year...

Microsoft expands coverage of free Windows licensing

Jul 14, 15:29

Microsoft reportedly is expanding its subsidies to vendors for Windows-based tablets, and in addition to sub-9-inch models, tablets priced below US$250 will also receive free Windows...

Supply chain turning optimistic about PC market in 2H14

Jul 2, 21:42

The PC industry has recently started regaining momentum with Intel, AMD as well as Taiwan-based upstream component suppliers aggressively preparing for potential demand in the second...

Many Windows 8.1 with Bing tablets expected to be launched in 3Q14

May 28, 16:06

As Microsoft has removed licensing charges for Windows used in below 9-inch mobile devices, vendors including Lenovo, Acer and Asustek Computer are expected to launch several tablets...

Windows 8.1 with Bing tablets expected to be available in 3Q14

MediaTek unlikely to roll out chipset platforms supporting Windows Phone in 2014

May 20, 21:43

MediaTek is unlikely to roll out smartphone chipset platforms supporting Windows Phone in the short term as the Taiwan-based solution vendor has given the priority to ramp up its...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft facing difficulties in 3 major segments

Apr 21, 14:31

Microsoft's operating system business has been seeing internal conflicts and external threats in areas such as technology development, partner relations and operating model. Without...

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...

Windows XP migration and commercial spending helped offset weak consumer PC demand in 1Q14, says IDC

Apr 10, 15:27

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 73.4 million units in the first quarter of 2014, a decline of 4.4% on year, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Although still in decline...

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...

Japan-, Korea-based vendors increase ODM orders for 8- to 10-inch Windows tablets

Mar 28, 12:02

Japan- and Korea-based vendors have recently released more orders for 8- to 10-inch Windows tablets to ODMs in Taiwan, which is expected to boost Windows' share in the tablet market,...

Microsoft aims at global shipments of 25 million Windows tablets in 2014, say Taiwan makers

Mar 27, 20:22

Microsoft has set an internal goal of increasing global Windows tablet shipments, including its Surface, in 2014 to 25 million units, five times the five million units shipped in...

Microsoft to lower Windows 8.1 licensing fees for entry-level PCs, say Taiwan makers

Feb 24, 15:31

Microsoft plans to further decrease Windows 8.1 licensing rates for entry-level PCs priced below US$250 and tablets, from nearly US$50 currently to about US$15, according to Taiwan-based...

Asustek to suspend dual-OS notebook project, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 21, 11:09

Asustek Computer is likely to be forced to give up plans to launch its dual-OS notebook, the Transformer Book Duet TD300, due to resistance from Google, according to a Chinese-language...

Nokia to unveil series of Windows Phone 8.1-based smartphone at MWC

Jan 28, 15:15

Nokia is expected to unveil a series of Windows Phone 8.1-based smartphones at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC), targeting the high-end and entry-level segments, according...

Taiwan market: Windows models occupy one-third of business-use tablet sales, says Microsoft Taiwan

Dec 18, 14:52

Windows 8/8.1-based tablets including Microsoft's Surface have attained a market share of one-third in the business-use tablet segment in Taiwan, according to general manager of Microsoft...

Movea, Nuvoton team up to deliver motion-enabled embedded controllers for Windows 8.1 and Android devices

Dec 4, 15:18

Nuvoton Technology, a specialist in embedded controllers for the PC market, has incorporated Movea's SmartMotion technology into its NPCF204U stand-alone sensor hub family and the...

Intel expected to ship 30 million tablet processors in 2014

Dec 2, 21:30

Intel's tablet processor shipments for 2014 are expected to reach only 30 million units, accounting for about 10% of total tablet processor shipments and lower than the company's...

Kionix Windows 8.1-certified gyro for tablets to enter volume production in 1Q14

Nov 28, 14:53

Kionix is scheduled to kick off volume production of its Windows 8.1-certified KMX61G micro-amp magnetic gyroscope in the first quarter of 2014, according to Paul Bryan, EVP product...

Bumpy landing of iOS 7 in the enterprise leaves room for Windows Phone growth, says ABI Research

Nov 25, 14:54

The consumerization of IT has reached a maturation state in key markets forcing smartphone OEMs to incorporate security and advanced enterprise features into mobile device hardware...

Windows-based 2-in-1 devices may reduce sales of conventional notebooks

Nov 20, 21:32

Demand for Windows 8.1-based 2-in-1 devices is starting to pick up, but some channel retailers are concerned that the rising demand may impact consumer demand for conventional note...

Microsoft to become a top-10 chip buyer on Nokia acquisition, says IHS

Nov 18, 15:11

With its upcoming acquisition of Nokia, Microsoft is set to become one of the world's top-10 original equipment manufacturer (OEM) semiconductor buyers, and will rank among the leading...

Prices of Windows 8 touchscreen controller chips to continue to fall in 2014

Nov 18, 14:10

Prices of Windows 8-enabled touchscreen controller ICs are expected to continue to fall in 2014 even though prices of these devices have declined 50% since 2013, according to industry...

Windows 8.1 tablet sales 20-30% below expectations

Oct 31, 14:02

Channel retailers are seeing their Windows 8.1-based tablet sales in October 20-30% below than their original expectations, despite strong price/performance ratios.

PC brand vendors release new Windows 8.1 products

Oct 28, 10:57

Asustek Computer recently released its Transformer Book T100 2-in-1 device featuring Windows 8.1 and Intel Bay Trail-T processor, priced at US$349 for a 32GB model and US$399 for...

Microsoft announces global availability of Windows 8.1

Oct 18, 14:59

Microsoft has announced the global availability of Windows 8.1, an update to its Windows 8 operating system. Beginning October 17, consumers with a Windows 8 device in more than 230...

Windows 8.1 models unlikely to ignite PC demand

Oct 18, 11:53

The PC market is unlikely to reverse its decline in 2013 and 2014 despite the arrival of new Windows 8.1 devices, sources in the supply chain have commented.

Notebook ODMs ramping shipments of Windows 8.1 models

Oct 4, 11:54

Having enjoyed strong shipments in September, notebook ODMs have seen their shipments remain robust in October as notebook vendors prepare to roll out new Windows 8.1-based models,...

Taiwan market: Acer, Asustek said to offer price cuts for Windows tablets

Oct 1, 14:28

Acer and Asustek Computer are reportedly considering cutting prices of their Windows 8-based tablets in Taiwan by 15-20% with Acer's 8-inch model likely falling below NT$10,000 (US$338)...

App developers to not give up BlackBerry 10 or Windows Phone 8, say sources

Sep 27, 11:41

Most of mobile application developers participating in BlackBerry Jam Asia 2013 have indicated that they will not quit BlackBerry 10 or Windows Phone 8 developments mainly because...

Pegatron to make Dell 8-inch Windows 8 tablets

Sep 27, 11:37

Pegatron Technology will be responsible for ODM production of an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet expected to be unveiled by Dell in early October, according to Taiwan-based supply chain ma...

Microsoft new Surface shipments to reach 3 million units in 2014, sources estimate

Sep 24, 14:45

Microsoft has unveiled its second-generation Surface tablets, but sources from the upstream supply chain estimate the devices' sales will reach only three million units in 2014, accounting...

Catcher, Simplo announce August results; Windows 8.1 to provide limited help attracting demand

Sep 6, 15:57

Taiwan-based chassis maker Catcher has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.23 billion (US$108.5 million) for August, down 5% on month, but up 19% on year, with combined consolidated...

Windows phones challenging Android for Vietnam smartphone market, says IDC

Newswatch - Sep 4, 12:37

A total of 5.8 million mobile phones were shipped to Vietnam in the second quarter of 2013, in which shipments of feature phones contracted 25.8% sequentially due to aggressive shipments...

Record share for Windows phones, says Kantar Worldpanel ComTech

Sep 3, 16:16

The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to July 2013, showed Windows Phone posted its highest ever level of 8.2% across the five major...

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    Intel Bay Trail-based Atom Z3000 series processor

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