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  • Last update: Tuesday 15 April 2014 [379 news items]

PC market struggles ahead of Windows 8 launch, says IDC

Oct 11, 14:00

The worldwide PC market contracted sharply in the third quarter of 2012, with shipments declining 8.6% from the third quarter of 2011, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC...

Prices of Windows 7 notebooks declining; more Windows 8 tablets unveiled

Oct 9, 15:27

Some branded notebook vendors have lowered the prices of their Windows 7-based notebooks sold through channel operators in the US recently in order to pave the way for the launch...

Windows 8 yet to stir up demand for PC chips

Oct 9, 11:36

Despite the looming release of the Windows 8 at the end of October, analog IC suppliers have not yet experienced a pickup in orders from the PC sector for the fourth quarter, according...

AIO PCs sales in 2013 to grow over 20% due to Windows 8, say Taiwan makers

Oct 2, 01:25

While it is uncertain whether Windows 8 can push up demand for notebooks, the new operating system is expected to drive up global sales of all-in-one (AIO) PCs in 2013 by more than...

Notebook component makers conservative about demand arising from Windows 8 in 4Q12

Sep 28, 16:01

While notebook vendors and ODMs are quite optimistic about growth in global demand due to replacement of notebooks with Windows 8 models in the fourth quarter of 2012, Taiwan-based...

Getting consumers onto Windows 8 should be the priority for Acer, says company founder

Sep 28, 14:46

Acer founder Stan Shih, commenting on whether Acer should re-enter businesses such as smartphones to counter weakening PC demand, pointed out that Acer has a low market share in the...

Stan Shih, Acer founder

Asustek, Lenovo to host launch conferences for Windows 8 products

Sep 27, 15:47

As Microsoft's next-generation Windows 8 operating system is set to appear on October 25, Asustek Computer and Lenovo have already prepared launch conferences for their Windows 8...

Asustek and Lenovo already prepared for Windows 8 launch

Notebook panel prices decrease due to over anticipation for Windows 8

Sep 26, 16:08

Notebook panels have slightly decreased in price during September 2012 due to over anticipation for the release of Windows 8 and various ultrabook models, according to industry sou...

Application development costs for Windows 8 only one-third those for Android, iOS, say Taiwan ISVs

Sep 20, 14:45

Total development costs for Windows-based applications, including time and manpower, is only one-third that for applications based on Android or iOS due to strong support by development...

Insyde conservative about revenue performance in 2H12

Sep 20, 01:30

PC BIOS designer Insyde Software chairman Jeremy Wang expects the company's third-quarter revenues to only see a sequential growth of less than 5% due to weaker-than-expected notebook...

HTC hopes to regain US market share with new Windows Phone 8 smartphones

Sep 20, 01:15

The rise of Apple and Samsung Electronics has pushed HTC to rank number three in the US smartphone market with an approximately 14% market share. The firm plans to regain turf with...

Acer, Asustek Windows 8 tablet prices may be to high to attract consumers

Sep 20, 01:10

Acer and Asustek Computer's Windows 8 tablets are reportedly to be priced at above US$800, about the same price as the New iPad with the highest specifications, and market watchers...

Supply chain estimates x86 Surface Price at US$500-700 and RT below US$399

Sep 18, 01:30

Microsoft's own-brand Surface tablets are expected to launch at the end of October with the related supply chain players estimating that the Surface RT's hardware cost is at around...

Microsoft playing match-maker between ISVs and Windows 8 tablet vendors to encourage software pre-installations

Sep 14, 15:42

Microsoft has adopted a strategy of helping ISVs (independent software vendors) cooperate with Windows 8 tablet PC vendors to pre-install their applications, in an effort to encourage...

Nokia may release new Windows Phone 7.5 smartphones for the entry-level segment

Sep 11, 15:47

Nokia may release new Windows Phone 7.5-based smartphones for the entry-level segment at the end of 2012 since Windows Phone 8's hardware requirements for dual-core processor and...

Acer, Asustek up and Wistron down in August revenue performance

Sep 11, 02:00

Notebook brand vendors Acer and Asustek Computer, and notebook maker Wistron have announced their August revenue performances with both vendors seeing on-month growth, while Wistron...

Supply chain to face challenges preparing for Windows 8 notebooks

Sep 10, 11:57

Windows 8-based notebook shipments are expected to start increasing in September as the launch date of the operating system approaches, but because most orders are scheduled for shipping...

Insyde to put equal amount of focus on both Android and Windows: Q&A with Jeremy Wang, chairman and president of Insyde

Sep 7, 14:07

As Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) platform is gradually becoming the next BIOS structure standard, the competition between BIOS designers is also becoming fiercer, and...

Jeremy Wang, chairman and president of Insyde

Nokia unveils Windows Phone 8-based Lumia 920, Lumia 820 smartphones

Sep 6, 11:32

Nokia has announced the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820, the first devices in Nokia's Windows Phone 8 range.

Compal Communications to land Nokia Windows smartphone orders in 2013

Sep 6, 01:05

Nokia is aggressively trying to release Windows Phone 8 smartphones before the end of September to regain its momentum in the handset market. Meanwhile, its major OEM partner Compal...

Samsung Windows 8 notebook remarkably similar to Asustek Taichi

Sep 5, 15:53

Samsung Electronics is showcasing a Windows 8 notebook prototype at the 2012 IFA exhibition. The model is very similar in appearance to the Taichi, an ultrabook with dual touch screens...

As Wintel dominance wanes, the Microsoft/Intel alliance frays, says IHS

Sep 5, 14:54

After a generation of setting the pace and calling the shots in the computer market, the Microsoft/Intel cartel known as Wintel now finds itself playing catch-up in the new era of...

Quanta announces 2Q12 results; details future planning

Aug 31, 01:20

Quanta Computer has announced its financial report for the second quarter with net profit after tax of NT$5.99 billion (US$200.06 million) and EPS at NT$3.80, helping the company's...

Microsoft fails to pacify PC vendors about Surface tablets

Aug 31, 01:15

To ease the impact created by its WoA Surface tablet PC, Microsoft has been negotiating with brand vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell since July hoping to pacify them;...

Asustek to launch new smartphones in 2Q13

Aug 30, 13:53

After temporarily stepping out of the handset market in 2011, Asustek Computer president Jerry Shen, at the company's investors conference on August 29, said the company will return...

Asustek outlines future plans

Aug 30, 01:35

Asustek Computer hosted an investors conference on August 29, announcing that the company's sales performance in the second quarter was better than expected and achieved new records...

Notebook shipments unlikely to achieve strong growth in 4Q12

Aug 28, 01:35

Notebook ODM shipments in the fourth quarter are unlikely to achieve their original goal of seeing double-digit percentage growth despite the fact that Microsoft will launch its latest...

Asustek, Gigabyte push for annual motherboard shipment goal

Aug 28, 01:05

Seeing the PC market is remaining weak in the third quarter, top-2 motherboard vendors Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology have both recently dropped their motherboard prices...

Digitimes Research: Android to account for 70% of handset market in 2H12

Aug 24, 16:18

Observing from the competition between handset operating systems in the second half of 2011 and in 2012, Android, which already accounted for more than 60% of the handset market in...

On-year handset shipment growth by major OS, 2010-2012

DRAM inventory rises

Aug 24, 01:15

PC OEMs now have two to three months of DRAM inventory on average, up from the four to six weeks previously. The surge is being caused by sluggish PC sales as consumers hold back...

DRAM inventory at PC OEMs rising

Daxin expects Windows 8 release to increase 2H12 profits

Aug 22, 01:45

Daxin Materials, a Taiwan-based design house of specialty chemicals used in TFT-LCD and touch panels, said it expects the release of Windows 8 to bring in increased touch screen material...

Toshiba halting development of Windows RT tablet PCs may cause chain reaction

Aug 16, 14:28

With Toshiba recently announcing it will halt development plans for Windows RT tablet PCs due to component supply delays, sources from notebook players believe the action could trigger...

Rumored US$199 price for Windows RT Surface expected to squeeze PC vendors out of the market

Aug 16, 01:05

As Microsoft is reportedly considering selling its Windows RT-based Surface tablet PC at US$199, sources from notebook players are concerned that if the rumor is true, notebook brand...

Asustek to release component purchasing authority to notebook ODMs

Aug 14, 01:20

Asustek Computer, which used to handle most component purchasing itself, is currently considering to release the authority to its upstream ODM partners such as Quanta Computer and...

Nokia, HTC to unveil Windows Phone 8 smartphones in September, say sources

Aug 13, 12:35

Nokia and HTC have been accelerating development of Windows Phone 8-based smartphones in a bid to halt their declining market shares by launching new models ahead of the release of...

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    Microsoft Surface 2 tablet

    The Surface 2 is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, and its battery life can last up to 10 hours for video playback, according to Microsfot. The device features a 10.6-inch...

    Photo: Company, Oct 1.

  • Microsoft+Surface+Pro+2+tablet

    Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet

    The Surface Pro 2 is the successor to Surface Pro and, like its predecessor, is a notebook replacement, capable of running all Windows' software including the full Microsoft Office...

    Photo: Company, Sep 26.

  • Intel+Bay+Trail%2Dbased+Atom+Z3000+series+processor

    Intel Bay Trail-based Atom Z3000 series processor

    Intel has launched its latest family of low-power systems-on-a-chip (SoC), codenamed Bay Trail, for tablets, 2-in-1s and other mobile devices. It will be available to consumers...

    Photo: Company, Sep 24.

  • Acer+Aspire+R7%2D572+notebook

    Acer Aspire R7-572 notebook

    With the Ezel hinge, Acer's Aspire R7-572 notebook has four modes of operation: a traditional notebook; a table top pad; a touch display; and the unique Ezel mode, which allows the...

    Photo: Company, Sep 5.

  • Acer+Aspire+V5+touch+notebook

    Acer Aspire V5 touch notebook

    Acer has announced its latest Aspire V5 series touchscreen notebook, featuring a 10-point touch display and a large trackpad, designed to enhance multi-gesture content consumption...

    Photo: Company, Nov 2.

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