New Zealand PC market stabilizes, says IDC
Sep 3, 16:07
New Zealand PC shipments totaled 188,000 units during second quarter of 2015, about 2.8% higher than the previous forecast, according to the IDC's Asia Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker. Despite this the market experienced an on-year decline of 2.7% and was flat on quarter.
IFA 2015: Asustek unveils gaming products
Sep 3, 15:31
In addition to several Zen-series products, Asustek Computer has unveiled new products under its gaming Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand including a water-cooling gaming notebook, the GX700, the G752 gaming notebook supporting Microsoft Xbox games, the Intel Z170-based ROG Maximus VIII Extreme/Assembly...
IFA 2015: Acer unveils new gaming products
Sep 3, 15:13
At the company's IFA 2015 pre-show conference, Acer has unveiled a full series of products under its Predator gaming sub-brand including two gaming notebooks, a desktop, a curved gaming monitor and an 8-inch gaming tablet. In addition, the vendor also unveiled a 6-inch smartphone with MediaTek's 10-core...
Online TV viewing habits differ in Europe, says IHS
Sep 3, 14:29
New research from IHS Technology indicates that traditional broadcast TV viewing is being overtaken by two forces: Personal Video Recorders (PVRs) like Sky+ and online video from services like Netflix and BBC iPlayer. More time than ever before is being shifted from traditional broadcast TV to onlin...
IFA 2015: Asustek unveils new innovations at pre-show conference
Sep 3, 14:24
Asustek Computer has unveiled its latest innovations at a pre-show conference before IFA in Germany and displayed two ZenWatch 2 smartwatches, the VivoStick, the RT-AC5300 wireless AP, the Zen AiO S all-in-one PC, and the ZenFone Zoom smartphone.
China market: Asustek to launch Vivo Stick
Sep 2, 15:46
Asustek Computer will launch Vivo Stick, a Windows computer-on-stick (Intel Compute Stick) equipped with Intel Bay Trail-CR processor, 2GB memory and 32GB storage, in the China market, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
US pay TV cord-cutting fears validated by subscriber losses in 2Q15, says IHS
Sep 2, 14:47
Validating industry cord-cutting fears, in the second quarter of 2015, pay TV companies in the US posted their worst ever quarterly video subscriber losses, shedding 658,450 subscribers. According to IHS, the second quarter was the first time non-cable pay TV operators lost video subscribers, since...
Acer and Asustek looking to raise notebook prices in Taiwan, says paper
Newswatch - Sep 1, 16:10
Acer is planning to raise pricing of its new PC by 4.5-5% in Taiwan in September as the NT dollar has been depreciating over the past few weeks. Asustek Computer is also planning to follow suit in the fourth quarter, but the company will absorb part of the costs, according to a Chinese-language Apple...
Xiaomi said to release notebook in 2016 with help from Inventec and Foxconn
Sep 1, 14:26
China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi reportedly is planning to launch a notebook in 2016 and is currently developing the device jointly with its ODM partners Inventec and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry). So far, the notebook's mass production schedule has yet to be confirmed, according...
Toshiba sells shares in Topcon
Aug 31, 21:54
Toshiba has announced it has decided to sell all shares of its shares in Topcon Corporation held both by it and its consolidated subsidiary, Toshiba Insurance Service Corporation (TISCO), in order to improve assets and to its balance sheets.
Canon announces new 4K wide-angle broadcast lens
Aug 27, 14:55
Canon has announced the CJ12ex4.3B portable Ultra HD (4K) 2/3-inch broadcast lens, a 4K wide-angle lens for use with 4K broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors. This will be the first in a new line of 4K broadcast lenses from Canon intended to support a range of 4K productions. Designed as a portable...
Wistron to buy back 3.13% stake
Stockwatch - Aug 27, 11:08
Wistron has announced a bid to buy back 80 million shares, equivalent to a 3.13% stake, at a price interval of NT$12-23 per share as treasury stock during August 27-October 26, according to a company's posting on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE)
Chip orders for notebooks picking up
Aug 26, 20:53
IC demand for notebooks is picking up, and the outlook for replacement demand triggered by Microsoft's Windows 10 is more positive, according to sources at Taiwan-based PC-related IC suppliers.
Compal to shift notebook capacity from Chengdu factory to Kunshan
Aug 25, 20:44
Notebook ODM Compal Electronics will gradually move notebook production capacity at its factory in Chengdu City, western China, to its factory in Kunshan, eastern China, and has notified its component makers of the plans, according to notebook supply chain makers.
Asustek seeing notebook shortages in Europe, says paper
Newswatch - Aug 25, 16:04
PC demand in Europe and Asia Pacific countries has started recovering recently and Asustek Computer has even seen its notebooks suffering from shortages in Europe, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing Asustek CEO Jerry Shen.
Notebook vendors start RFQ process; competition grows fierce
Aug 25, 14:12
Notebook brand vendors such as Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Toshiba have recently begun the request for quotation (RFQ) process for their notebook orders for 2016 and the result is expected to be determined in 1-2 months.
South African tablet market surges but premium brands feel the pinch, says IDC
Aug 24, 15:47
The South African tablet market bounced back from a disappointing performance in the first quarter of the year to record strong on-year growth of 56% in the second quarter of 2015, according to the latest figures released by IDC. The research firm revealed that much of this growth was spurred by devices...
Turkey PC market declines amid weak consumer and public sector demand, says IDC
Aug 21, 16:02
Ongoing social and political unrest across the country caused Turkey's PC market to suffer a dramatic on-year decline during the second quarter of 2015, according to the latest figures from IDC. The research firm's results show overall PC shipments into Turkey fell 41.6% on year in the second quarter...
HiTi Digital aims to sell 200,000 new digital photo printers in 2016
Aug 21, 15:28
Own-brand dye-sublimation-based digital photo printer and card printer maker HiTi Digital launched its Pringo portable digital photo printers at the end of 2013 and has so far sold more than 200,000 units. The company recently launched new models with target sales of 5,000 units in the second half...
Sony announces SmartBand 2 for September
Aug 21, 15:08
Sony Mobile has unveiled its new smart bracelet, the SmartBand 2, which is set to become available worldwide starting September. The SmartBand 2 features the same form factor and design as the first-generation and is equipped with pulse sensor, movement tracker and sleep detector to record personal...
Taiwan market: BenQ to sponsor gaming event
Aug 21, 12:41
Taiwan-based monitor brand vendor BenQ will sponsor the Capcom Pro Tour gaming event in Taiwan, which will be hosted starting August 22. The company's RL-series monitors will be the official monitor used for the gaming event.
Acer to launch 1st gaming tablet
Aug 21, 12:12
Acer has begun production of its first gaming tablet equipped with an Intel Atom Z8700 processor and 8-inch touch screen for launch in the third or fourth quarter of 2015, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Portable PC sales to remain flat despite Windows 10 launch, says ABI Research
Aug 20, 21:43
According to the latest market data findings from ABI Research, total system shipments for portable computing are predicted to reach 165 million units for full-year 2015, essentially flat compared to 2014 levels. Assuming that the free upgrade promotion to Windows 10 OS offered by Microsoft is successful,...
Apple 12.9-inch iPad to use displays from Sharp
Aug 19, 22:18
Apple's reported 12.9-inch iPad will feature displays from Sharp while Foxconn Group subsidiary General Interface Solution (GIS) will be mainly responsible for touch modules, lamination and LCM assembly, according to industry sources.
Acer stresses financial health
Aug 18, 19:54
Acer, in response to media reports about its financial information, on August 18 emphasized that it is financially healthy as reflected by the financial report it released for the second quarter of 2015.
AIO PC demand from China Internet cafes rising
Aug 14, 10:59
Despite the PC market's weak performance, all-in-one (AIO) PCs have become popular in China's Internet cafe market after the China government relaxed the restrictions on Internet cafes.
Asustek ships 4.3 million notebooks in 2Q15
Aug 13, 12:33
Asustek shipped 4.3 million notebooks in the second quarter, down from 4.8 million units in the first quarter and 4.6 million units in the second quarter of 2014. Asustek's desktop shipments were only 500,000 units, 100,000 units lower than a quarter ago.
Mitac sees decreased July revenues
Aug 13, 12:19
Mitac International has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.36 billion (US$106.18) for July, down 27.59% and 8.27% on year, and consolidated revenues for the first seven months of 2015 totaled NT$33.4 billion, up by 40.09% on year.
Compal Electronics nets NT$0.81 per share for 1H15
Stockwatch - Aug 12, 15:30
Notebook ODM Compal Electronics on August 11 released its financial report for the first half of 2015, posting consolidated revenues of NT$397.15 billion (US$12.7 billion), net operating profit NT$5.642 billion, net profit NT$3.522 billion and net EPS NT$0.81.
Quanta expects difficult 3Q15
Aug 12, 11:15
Notebook ODM Quanta Computer expects a difficult third-quarter 2015 due to unfavorable global economic outlook, company chairman Barry Lam said at an August 11 investors conference.
Inventec expects to recover after slow 2Q15
Aug 11, 21:48
Notebook ODM Inventec's operations in the second quarter of 2015 reached a low level but are expected to rebound in the third and fourth quarters, the company said at an August 11 investors conference.
Suppliers see increased orders for new Surface 2-in-1
Aug 11, 14:54
Microsoft's orders for new Surface 2-in-1 devices for fourth-quarter 2015 reportedly will be 50% higher than the volume during the same period a year ago, and the related upstream supply chain is already preparing to supply components for the devices.
Quanta reports 7% on-year increase in July revenues
Aug 11, 12:05
Notebook ODM Quanta Computer has reported NT$83.64 billion (US$2.64 billion) in July consolidated revenues, down 21.43% on month but up 7.33% on year. The company has totaled NT$539.84 billion in year-to-date revenues, up 6.21% compared with the same time last year.