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  • Last update: Monday 10 March 2014 [205 news items]

Touchscreen offers new opportunity for PC brands: An interview with Acer president

Dec 27, 15:56

The PC industry saw several major developments in 2012, such as the rise of ARM-based products that greatly weakened the influence of the Wintel platform and Microsoft's launch of...

Jim Wong, Acer president

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...

Notebook demand expected to be weak in 1Q13

Dec 19, 15:39

As sales of Windows 8 notebooks have been short of expectations, and competition from iPad and Android tablets is increasing, the global market for all types of notebooks is expected...

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...

EETI to see revenue growth slow down in 4Q12

Dec 13, 16:06

Touch controller IC vendor Egalax-empia Technology (EETI) is expected to see the growth rate of its revenues drop to 12% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared a 20%...

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...

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...

Demand for notebook PCBs remains weak in 4Q12

Nov 19, 22:41

Demand for notebook PCBs still remains weak in the fourth quarter of 2012 despite the launch of Windows 8, making 2012 a year in which total sales of notebook PCBs will be lower than...

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...

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...

Uncertain Windows 8 future may relatively affect Windows Phone 8

Nov 5, 22:45

Although Microsoft has been aggressive promoting its new Windows 8 operating system (OS), a weak global economy has the notebook supply chain remaining conservative about the OS'...

Acer Greater China president expects 10% growth in 2013 notebook shipments

Nov 1, 13:50

President of Acer Greater China Scott Lin, commenting on the touchscreen and convertible notebook trends brought on by Windows 8, pointed out that he believes these trends can resurrect...

Notebook brands competing over touch panel supply

Oct 31, 21:07

Acer, Lenovo and Asustek Computer have all recently launched touchscreen notebooks with Windows 8, but due to tight supply of touch panels, the brand vendors have reportedly stationed...

Demand for WP8 smartphones not expected to be strong, say Taiwan makers

Oct 30, 15:06

While Nokia, HTC and Samsung Electronics will launch Windows Phone 8 (WP8) devices beginning in November, in line with Microsoft unveiling the mobile operating system on October 29,...

Windows 8 unable to stimulate DRAM shipments in 4Q12, IHS says

Oct 29, 16:32

Debuts of new PC OS from Microsoft always have generated double-digit percentage increases in quarterly DRAM shipments - until 2012, when the rollout of Windows 8 is not expected...

Touch panel supply 70% short of demand for Windows 8 touch notebooks, say Taiwan makers

Oct 26, 15:17

Vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo, Acer, Asustek Computer and Sony have offered or will offer Windows 8 touch controlled notebook models, but touch panel supplies are...

Asustek to offer Windows 8 tablet at US$499

Oct 24, 20:45

Asustek Computer hosted a launch conference for its Windows 8-based products on October 24 in New York, showcasing several new machines including the dual-screen Taichi, which is...

Elan reports strong earnings for 3Q12

Newswatch - Oct 24, 14:35

Touch controller solution vendor Elan Microelectronics has reported net profits of NT$325 million (US$11.1 million), an EPS of NT$0.83, and a gross margin of 41% for the third quarter...

Auras to push non-notebook business

Oct 22, 21:11

Taiwan-based cooling module maker Auras has been adjusting its notebook and non-notebook business proportions to avoid from putting all the focus in only a single segment and currently,...

Notebook ODM shipments expected to see on-month drop in October

Oct 22, 16:03

As Microsoft is ready to launch its latest Windows 8 operating system and brand vendors are prepared to push for year-end holiday demand, sources from notebook ODMs have pointed out...

Surface RT to pose threat to Windows 8 tablets, say Taiwan makers

Oct 19, 12:28

Microsoft's Surface RT tablets for sale at US$499-699 are expected to put large competitive pressure on Widows 8 tablets from Acer, Asustek Computer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Fujitsu,...

Microsoft has recently released pre-order for Surface RT tablet

Weak demand for notebooks to remain until 1Q13

Oct 19, 12:02

Intel's financial performance for the third quarter of 2012 reflects a stagnant global notebook market mainly due to fast growing demand for tablets and smartphones, and because Apple,...

Acer planning AcerCloud 2.0 service

Oct 17, 22:14

Acer is looking to launch AcerCloud 2.0, expanding its existing Android service platform to also support both Microsoft Windows and Apple iOS, while the new service will also be expanded...

Acer smartphone

Taiwan market: PC peripheral, DIY retail channels hike inventories in expectations of increased sales due to Windows 8

Oct 17, 15:40

Retail channels of PC peripherals and DIY products in the Taiwan market have raised inventory levels and expect 10% sequential growth in fourth-quarter revenues due to expectations...

Asustek to participate in initial launch of Windows RT tablet

Oct 15, 22:22

Microsoft is set to announce its latest Windows 8 operating system on October 25 with its Windows RT-based Surface tablet to also make appearance on the same day; however, among Microsoft's...

EETI to focus on touch ICs for large-size panels in 2013

Oct 12, 12:07

IC design house Egalax_empia Technology (EETI) expects demand for touch panel ICs for large-size applications to rise significantly in 2013, thanks to the launch of Windows 8 devic...

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    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.

  • Lenovo+ThinkStation+E+series+workstation

    Lenovo ThinkStation E series workstation

    Lenovo has announced the ThinkStation E32, an entry-level workstation for professionals working in computer-aided design, product development and architecture. The ThinkStation E32...

    Photo: Company, Aug 26.

  • Acer+Wintel%2Dbased+Iconia+W3+tablet

    Acer Wintel-based Iconia W3 tablet

    Acer has unveiled its Iconia W3, an 8.1-inch tablet running Windows 8 with an Intel Atom processor. The Iconia W3 will features pre-installed Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013...

    Photo: Company, Jun 13.

  • Computex+2012%3A+Acer+Aspire+S7+ultrabook

    Computex 2012: Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook

    Acer has introduced its latest premium Windows 8 ultrabook devices, the Aspire S7 series, at Computex Taipei 2012. Available in two sizes - 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch - the series adopts...

    Photo: Company, Jun 5.

  • Atmel+maXStylus+for+smartphones%2C+tablets

    Atmel maXStylus for smartphones, tablets

    Atmel has announced maXStylus, an active stylus solution for tablets and smartphones. Combined with Atmel's maXTouch solutions, the maXStylus family offers simultaneous touch and...

    Photo: Company, Nov 3.

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