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Microsoft to offer discount on Windows 8 OEM prices

Mar 5, 22:21

Viewing that Windows 8 has fallen short of expectations in driving demand mainly because Windows 8 notebooks and tablets are too expensive, Microsoft will lower OEM licensing costs...

AMD to release 2 APUs for tablet in 2Q13

Mar 4, 22:28

AMD is set to ship its new Temash-based APUs, the A4-1200 and the A6-1450, designed specifically for Windows 8 tablets in the second quarter with related PC products expected to be...

Acer looks to ship two million smartphones in 2013, says chairman

Feb 26, 11:58

While showcasing three new smartphones at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013, Acer expects its smartphone shipments to reach two million units in 2013, according to company...

Asustek reports strong January sales

Feb 19, 12:28

Asustek Computer has announced revenues of NT$40.11 billion (US$1.35 billion) for January, up 35.78% on year, mainly due to strong tablet and notebook shipment growth. However, the...

Windows 8 Pro Surface tablet to see initial shipments of 1 million units

Jan 30, 13:52

Microsoft's Windows 8 Pro-based Surface tablet, which is set to release on February 9, will only have an initial shipment volume of one million units, far lower than the four million...

Silicon Motion intros single-chip USB3.0 solution for Windows To Go

Jan 30, 12:17

Silicon Motion Technology, which designs NAND flash controllers for solid state storage devices, has announced what it claims is the world's first single-channel USB3.0 flash drive...

Windows RT shipments less than half of targets, say Taiwan makers

Jan 29, 21:43

There have been about two million Windows RT tablets shipped globally, fewer than the 4-4.5 million units originally expected to be shipped as of the end of 2012, and actual sales...

EETI touch-IC revenues disappoint in 2012

Jan 14, 22:02

IC design house Egalax_empia Technology (EETI) saw revenues generated from its touchscreen controller IC business declined 43.7% in 2012, due to sluggish demand for Windows 8.

Digitimes Research: Tegra 4 stands good chance of becoming a new platform for Windows RT

Jan 10, 14:06

Nvidia unveiled a pilot tablet based on its new Tegra 4 processor and Microsoft's Windows RT operating system at CES 2013, and since the device is already operating smoothly, Nvidia...

CES 2013: Lenovo unleashes new Windows 8 touch devices

Jan 8, 16:24

Lenovo has announced its new lineup of consumer and business Windows 8 touch-optimized devices at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Headlining the collection...

Touch panel supply and pricing keys to boosting Windows 8 demand

Jan 2, 16:08

Demand for Windows 8 will rely heavily on the supply and pricing of touch panels. Once touch panels can be supplied cheaply and in large volumes, sources from retail channels expect...

Compal to aim for all-in-one PC orders from HP

Dec 26, 21:36

Compal Electronics reportedly plans to expand its all-in-one PC business and is targeting to land 30% of Lenovo's total orders, as well as orders from Hewlett-Packard (HP), according...

Taiwan market: No Windows 8 tablets available for sale, say retail channels

Dec 26, 15:28

Acer, Asustek Computer and Lenovo have unveiled Windows 8 tablets using Intel's dual-core Atom Z2760 while Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Fujitsu, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics plan...

Nokia, HTC considering entry into Windows RT tablet market, say sources

Dec 25, 22:00

Nokia and HTC both are reportedly evaluating plans to launch Windows RT-based tablets powered by ARM processors beginning in the third quarter of 2013. Nokia is expected to roll out...

Nokia to resume development of 10-inch Windows RT tablet, say Taiwan makers

Dec 18, 19:40

Nokia has talked about cooperation with Microsoft, Qualcomm and Compal Electronics to resume development of a 10-inch Windows RT tablet, and is likely to unveil the model at the 2013...

Windows 8/RT tablets hard to sell, say Taiwan makers

Dec 14, 11:25

Based on sales performance since Windows 8 was launched in late October, Windows 8/RT tablets are difficult to sell due to higher prices than those for Android tablets and insufficient...

Acer pushing tablet shipments

Dec 12, 22:07

Acer originally believed that tablets would soon lose their attractiveness to consumers helping notebooks to regain their influence; however as market watchers and IT players mostly...

Touchscreen notebooks helping to maintain notebook ASPs during the year-end holidays, says Acer

Dec 12, 22:02

Due to demand for touchscreen notebooks, Acer has seen ASPs during the year-end holidays, rise from US$433 originally to US$477, according to company chairman JT Wang.

Windows 8 promoting decreased ODD penetration in notebooks, say Taiwan makers

Dec 12, 15:11

While the proportion of notebooks equipped with slim-type optical disc drives (ODDs) is on the decline due to demand for thinner devices, Windows 8 is increasing the reduction because...

Notebook ODMs saw mixed revenue results in November

Dec 10, 22:24

Notebook ODMs saw mixed performances in their November consolidated revenues with Quanta Computer suffering an on-month drop of 13.29% and an on-year drop of 11.16%, while Compal...

Asustek, Acer likely to be selected as Microsoft IDP partners for 2013 Windows, say Taiwan makers

Dec 5, 15:58

Microsoft has begun the process of selecting its Integrated Development Program (IDP) partners specifically for cooperation to develop hardware based on 2013 versions of Windows from...

Nokia's 2013 orders to Taiwan ODM makers expected to focus on Windows Phone 7.5

Dec 3, 22:18

Nokia, in order to maintain market shares for feature phones and entry- to mid-range smartphones in emerging markets, is expected to continue to release orders for Windows Phone 7.5...

Upstream supply chain sees Surface RT orders cut by half

Nov 28, 21:28

The upstream supply chain of Microsoft's Surface RT has recently seen the tablet's orders reduced by half, and with other Windows RT-based tablet orders also seeing weak performance,...

FIH reportedly lands handset orders from Microsoft and Amazon

Nov 26, 22:04

Foxconn International Holding (FIH) has reportedly landed handset orders from Microsoft and Amazon and is set to launch the devices in mid-2013, according to sources from the upstream...

Intel reduces StudyBook shipment forecast

Nov 21, 21:02

Intel originally expected its StudyBook tablet shipments to reach 3-4 million units in the period from January 2013 to June 2014; however, the company has reduced the forecast volume...

Windows 8 may not start a PC replacement trend for enterprises until after 2014

Nov 19, 22:57

Demand for Microsoft's Windows 8 is unlikely to start emerging until 2013 for the consumer market, while for the enterprise market, demand is expected to come at an even later time...

Microsoft Surface not affected by leaving of Windows 8 head in the short term

Nov 14, 15:50

Microsoft president for Windows 8, Steven Sinofsky has left the company, but this should not affect Microsoft's Surface project in the short term, according to Taiwan-based supply...

Digitimes Research: Windows 8 expected to have minimal impact on touch screen notebooks in 2013

Nov 13, 15:44

Shipment growth for touch screens used in notebooks throughout the fourth quarter of 2012 and most of 2013 will at large not be affected by the release of Windows 8, according to...

Microsoft Surface RT may only achieve 60% of forecasted sales

Nov 12, 22:45

Microsoft's Surface RT tablet may see sales of only 60% of the company's forecast by the end of 2012 and the device is also expected to have difficulty achieving a good performance...

Microsoft may see Surface RT sales only 60% of expected

Acer announces over 30% on-month drop in October revenues

Nov 12, 22:43

Acer has announced revenues of NT$25.53 billion (US$880.8 million) for October, down 32.13% on month, with combined revenues for the first ten months of 2012 reaching NT$306.1 billion,...

Replacement demand for Windows 8 desktops and notebooks will not arrive until 2H13, say sources

Nov 12, 15:31

Most related desktop and notebook IC suppliers seems to be embracing a low season in the fourth quarter of 2012, as they have not seen a significant growth in demand for notebook...

MSI to launch Windows 8 notebooks in mid-November

Nov 9, 15:32

Micro-Star International (MSI) will launch several Windows 8 touch-controlled notebooks in North America, Taiwan and Southeast Asia in mid-November, according to the company, adding...

Wintel to help leading vendors promote sales of Windows 8 touch notebooks in US, say Taiwan makers

Nov 9, 14:15

Microsoft and Intel will offer assistance to first-tier vendors to promote sales of Windows 8 touch-controlled notebooks in the US during the year-end peak sales period, with retail...

Notebook brands to mainly promote Windows 7 notebooks in 4Q12

Nov 7, 16:07

Although Microsoft has already released Windows 8, notebook brand vendors are still promoting Windows 7-based models in the fourth quarter in order to digest remaining inventories...

Lenovo to launch a table-shaped all-in-one PC

Nov 5, 22:57

Lenovo plans to launch a Windows 8-based all-in-one PC that features a similar industrial design as Microsoft's Surface, a table-shaped PC. The machine features four legs and when...

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    The Zen AiO S is the company's new top-end Windows 10 all-in-one PC, with an Ultra HD 3840 by 2160 IPS display, SonicMaster Premium sound system, an Intel's Skylake Core i7 quad-core...

    Photo: Company, Sep 14.

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    Photo: Company, Sep 4.

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    Asustek showcased its EeeBook E202 notebook during Computex 2015. The device features a clamshell design and an 11.6-inch display. In addition to a 9-hour battery life, the notebook...

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    Photo: Company, Mar 5.

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    Acer Liquid Leap+ wearable device

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