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

Genesys Logic obtains Windows 8 certification for USB 3.0 hub controller

Jul 24, 01:25

Genesys Logic, a Taiwan-based IC design house, has passed Windows 8 Hardware Certification Kit for its USB 3.0 controller IC GL3520, and expects shipments of the IC in 2012 to be...

Elan touch ICs receive Windows 8 certification

Jul 13, 11:21

Elan Microelectronics has announced its smart capacitive touch screen ICs for 13.3-inch ultrabooks have received Windows Hardware Certification for Windows 8.

Large-size panel shipments drop in June while small sizes rise

Jul 13, 01:20

Large-sized panel shipments dropped 1.9% on month in June largely due to Taiwan- and China-based panel makers decreasing 32-inch panel production.

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Windows 8 is unlikely to benefit from enterprise market in short term

Jul 12, 14:52

Although Microsoft is confident about its recently released Windows 8 upgrade plans to help trigger new PC replacement in the enterprise market, sources from notebook players are...

Windows 8 may not enjoy a PC replacment trend that Microsoft expected from enterprise market in a s

Notebook battery makers expected to see growing performance in 3Q12

Jul 12, 01:30

Notebook battery makers Simplo Technology, Dynapack Technology and Celxpert Energy are all expected to see strong shipment performance at the end of the third quarter benefiting from...

Notebook battery

Microsoft purchase of Perceptive Pixels will not affect Taiwan-based panel makers

Jul 12, 01:00

Microsoft's recent confirmation of a late October release date of Windows 8 along with the company's purchase of Perceptive Pixel that is compatible with the new operating system...

Touchscreen

Microsoft unveils Windows 8 OEM licensing charges

Jul 11, 15:52

Microsoft has released licensing rates for OEM Windows 8, including US$60-80 for Windows 8, US$80-100 for Windows 8 Pro (with Office) and US$50-65 for Windows RT (with Office), according...

Microsoft releases Windows 8 licensing prices

Second- and third-tier handset makers in China may not adopt Windows Phone 8 platform

Jul 5, 01:35

Microsoft has been eager to promote Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 and Windows RT. Despite having partners such as Nokia, Samsung, and HTC for Windows Phone 8, severe price competition...

Microsoft new Windows 8 promotion unlikely to boost PC demand

Jul 4, 16:27

After announcing its Windows 8 upgrade plan for newly purchased Windows 7-based PCs in early June, Microsoft recently announced a new upgrade plan allowing consumers to spend US$39.99...

Microsoft aggressviely promoting its Windows 8 upgrade plan

Pegatron turns conservative about 3Q12

Jun 28, 01:40

Pegatron Technology, seeing the weak global economy, while consumers have halted their purchase plans to wait for Windows 8, has turned conservative about the PC market in the third...

BIOS designers to compete for Windows smartphone market

Jun 22, 15:11

In addition to BIOS solutions for Windows 8, Insyde Software, Phoenix Technologies and American Megatrends are also aggressively competing for the smartphone BIOS market as Microsoft...

Insyde is aggressively focusing on Windows smarpthone market

Intel to host supply chain symposium focusing on ultrabooks

Jun 21, 01:05

Intel plans to host what it call the Intel Ultrabook Ecosystem Symposium in two locations, one in Taiwan on July 31 and one in China on August 2, according to sources from notebook...

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Microsoft outsource Surface tablets to Pegatron; expected prices above US$599

Jun 20, 13:44

Sources from notebook players have revealed that Microsoft's 10.6-inch Surface tablet PCs will be outsourced to Pegatron Technology for assembly; however, there is still not a firm...

TPK 3Q12 capacity fully booked

Jun 20, 01:15

TPK has said its capacity is full for third-quarter 2012 and the firm expects sales to increase rapidly in August-September. Due to anticipation for Windows 8, downstream firms have...

Tom Sun, president of TPK

Microsoft-made hardware to be available starting with release of Windows 8 and Windows RT

Jun 19, 13:35

At an event in Hollywood, Microsoft unveiled Surface: PCs built to be the ultimate stage for Windows. Company executives showed two Windows tablets and accessories that feature significant...

Microsoft Surface tablet PC

Microsoft, Intel expect Windows 8 to help energize the netbook market

Jun 19, 01:40

As Microsoft is aggressively preparing its Windows 8 and Windows RT for launch in October to compete against Apple, sources from notebook players pointed out that Microsoft and Intel...

microsoft

Acer enters tier-3 to -5 cities in China

Jun 14, 01:30

Acer, starting 2012, is executing a three-year plan in China to expand its channel bases from tier-1 and -2 cities to tier-3 to -5 cities and is set to open new stores at a rate of...

Scott Lin, Acer vice president and president of Acer Greater China

Monitors to use more smart applications in the future

Jun 8, 15:07

LCD monitors are featuring more smart applications and advanced ultra-high resolution as competition between competitors increases in the market.

Asustek displays its new MX239H 23-inch monitor

Touch panel makers gearing up for Windows 8 devices

Jun 7, 01:25

Touch panel companies are all gearing up for new demand created by Windows 8 ultrabooks. Demand for 11.6- to 15.6-inch touch panels is set to boom driven by rollouts of new ultrabooks...

Touch panels for Windows 8 devices to start shipping in 3Q12

Jun 6, 01:50

On the heels of Intel's announcement at Computex Taipei 2012 that its upcoming ultrabooks designs will support touch panels, market observers predict that demand for 13.3- to 15.6-inch...

Windows 8

Windows 8 success will initially depend on demand from North America, says JT Wang

Jun 6, 01:40

The initial success of Windows 8 will depend on the North America market, according to Acer chairman JT Wang. Wang stated that although PC demand is currently being affect by a sovereign...

Acer chairman JT Wang

Expanding the motherboard market: Q&A with Gigabyte sales and marketing

Jun 5, 11:26

Following the recent launch of Intel's new Ivy Bridge platform, new announcements from AMD, and the growing anticipation for Windows 8, Computex 2012 will provide PC players from...

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Windows 8 launch to ramp up sales of controller ICs, ambient light sensors and proximity sensors

May 31, 11:30

The launch of Windows 8 in the second half of 2012 is to bring increasing revenues for Taiwan-based IC design houses, and vendors such as Elan Microelectronics, Capella Microsystems,...

Wistron drops 2Q12 notebook shipment forecast

May 31, 01:20

Wistron has reduced its notebook shipment forecast for the second quarter from a growth of 0-5% sequentially to staying flat and or even a slight drop.

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Notebook ODMs starting to reduce component orders for June

May 29, 01:25

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs, although still maintaining their shipment forecast for the second quarter, have recently started decreasing their orders to upstream component makers and...

notebooks

Microsoft reportedly considers raising Windows 8 licensing fees

May 25, 14:48

Microsoft is reportedly considering upward adjusting licensing fees for OEM versions of Windows 8, and with Intel reluctant to lower quotes for processors for use in ultrabooks, the...

Computex 2012: Acer to showcase Windows 8 tablet PCs

May 25, 01:05

Acer will exhibit Windows 8-based tablet PCs at Computex Taipei 2012 to take place during June 5-9, according to industry sources.

AMD prepares low-voltage CPUs for Windows 8 tablet PCs

May 22, 16:07

AMD, seeing Microsoft is ready to launch Windows 8 before the end of October, is set to release its Hondo processors, featuring 40nm Bobcat architecture with power consumption of...

China market: Booming sales of Windows Phones could be short-lived, say sources

May 21, 12:49

Nokia's Lumia smartphones are currently enjoying booming sales in China, but some industry sources fear the brisk sales could be short-lived.

TPK looks to strong demand for medium- to large-size touch solutions in 2H12

May 17, 01:40

Touch panel maker TPK Holding expects demand for medium- to large-size touch solutions to outpace supply in the second half of 2012 due to the proliferation of touch applications...

Jarllytec, Syncmold look to orders for hinges used in Windows 8 AIO PCs

May 14, 11:17

Jarllytec and Syncmold Enterprise, two Taiwan-based makers of hinges, are poised for production of hinges for use in Windows 8-based touch enabled enterprise AIO (all-in-one) PCs...

Taiwan market: Effects of Windows 8 to emerge in 4Q12, says ViewSonic

May 9, 15:38

The LCD monitor market in Taiwan showed stabilization in the first quarter and is expected to further grow this year as the launch of Windows 8 is likely to stimulate demand in the...

Wistron, Compal focus on touchscreen technologies

May 8, 01:30

Notebook ODMs Wistron and Compal Electronics are optimistic Windows 8 will bring a new trend for touchscreen control, and the companies have been working aggressively in the touchscreen...

AMD readies Trinity APU in May and preparing more CPUs for later

May 8, 01:15

AMD is set to launch its latest A series APUs codenamed Trinity in May and will initially only release models for notebooks with models for desktops to wait until August, while the...

Android 4.0 tablet PCs to dominate in 3Q12

May 4, 01:15

Android 4.0-based tablet PCs will be the dominant products in the segment in the third quarter of 2012 as most brand vendors will not rush to launch Windows 8-based models until the...

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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.

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    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.

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    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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