Digitimes Research: Smart home segment proposes growth but lacks direction
Feb 26, 15:41
Within the Internet of Things (IoT) market the smart home segment is one of the most talked about areas. However, there currently lacks a mainstream standard, and vendors, content providers and other service providers are still trying to solidify plans on how to tackle the market and create business...
Amazon cuts tablet orders to Compal, Quanta Computer, says paper
Newswatch - Feb 25, 13:58
Amazon has reduced tablet orders released to Taiwan-based ODMs Compal Electronics and Quanta Computer by an estimated 30%, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing Taiwan-based supply chain makers as indicating.
Apple to invest EUR1.7 billion in new data centers in Europe
Feb 24, 12:26
Apple today announced a EUR1.7 billion (US$1.93 billion) plan to build and operate two data centers in Europe, each powered by 100% renewable energy. The facilities, located in County Galway, Ireland, and Denmark's central Jutland, will power Apple's online services including the iTunes Store, App...
Intel reportedly to delay launch of 14nm Skylake desktop CPUs
Feb 16, 15:54
Intel reportedly has informed its motherboard partners that it will delay the release of its 14nm Skylake desktop CPUs and corresponding 100-series chipsets to the end of August, compared to its original schedule set for the second quarter of 2015, according to sources in Taiwan's motherboard indust...
Asustek sees decreased 4Q14 profit
Feb 16, 11:36
Asustek Computer saw net profit of NT$4.509 billion (US$143 million) for the fourth quarter of 2014 decrease by 22.41% on quarter and by 20.77% on year mainly due to loss of NT$713 million from foreign exchange, the company said at an investors conference on February 13.
Worldwide camera lens market value worth US$4 billion in 2014, says Futuresource
Feb 13, 15:33
Worldwide demand for camera lens shipments, including kit and standalone (aftermarket) lenses reached 22.2 million units in 2014, which represented an annual drop of 13%, according to Futuresource Consulting. The value performance was better, standalone lenses fell by just 3% to US$3.9 billion at trade,...
Wistron optimistic about business prospects for 2015
Feb 12, 14:33
Notebook ODM Wistron is optimistic about the business prospects for 2015 as a steady economic recovery in the US will help offset a growth slowdown in China, according to company chairman Simon Lin.
Pegatron sales buoyed by iPhone 6 shipments
Feb 12, 11:24
Pegatron Technology saw its January revenues grow 3.28% sequentially and 28.98% on year to NT$118.05 billion (US$3.75 billion) mainly thanks to orders for the iPhone 6.
Worldwide projector shipments up 8% in 2014, says Futuresource
Feb 10, 15:23
Almost every country witnessed a rise in projector sales in 2014, with volumes for the year up 8% on year to 8.3 million units. The market benefitted from several factors: strong promotional sales around the World Cup; increased demand for SVGA products (not only in developing countries but also in...
Notebook ODMs see declines in January revenues
Feb 10, 12:07
Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec saw their revenues drop by double-digit percentages on month in January, with their sales likely to continue to decline in February before rebounding in March, according to industry sources.
Asustek sees decline in January revenues
Feb 9, 21:48
Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$34.97 billion (US$1.1 billion) for January, down 17.6% on month and 0.34% on year. The company pointed out that the results are expected since demand from China still has not yet recovered, while shipments to the US and Western Europe have...
Altek revenues down in January
Stockwatch - Feb 9, 14:46
Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$962 million (US$30.54 million) for January 2015, representing a 14.29% drop on month and 14.12% drop on year.
Pegatron reports increased revenues for January
Stockwatch - Feb 9, 14:37
Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$118.049 billion (US$3.75 billion) for January 2015, representing a 3.28% increase on month and 28.98% increase on year.
Tablet vendors taking new strategies to rekindle sales in 2015
Feb 6, 14:38
Tablet vendors are adopting measures to revive sales or reduce BOM (bill of materials) costs in 2015 in order to tide over their current difficulties caused by falling unit prices and tapering market demand, according to industry sources.
Inventec to set up production lines in India
Feb 4, 14:04
Inventec plans to set up production lines at a leased factory in Chennai, southern India, with production to begin at the end of the second or beginning of the third quarter of 2015, according to the company.
Apple PC shipments to grow 10-15% in 2015, say Taiwan makers
Feb 4, 11:55
Apple's PC shipment performance will beat the industry's average in 2015 as it did in 2014, and total shipments of its Mac-series notebooks and desktops are likely to grow 10-15% on year to 20-23 million units in 2015, from 19.59 million units shipped a year earlier, according to Taiwan-based supply...
Inventec sets up innovation incubation fund
Feb 3, 20:32
Notebook ODM Inventec has established an innovation incubation fund and aims to invest in 20 innovation teams in 2015, according to company chairman Richard Lee.
Lenovo ships 16 million PCs in 4Q14
Feb 3, 16:01
Lenovo shipped 16 million PCs globally during the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing 4.9% on year, and generating a global market share of 20%, according to the company's financial report for the third-quarter of fiscal 2014-2015 (the fourth quarter of 2014).
Intel to acquire Lantiq
Feb 2, 22:05
Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lantiq, a supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to close in approximately 90 days. Deal terms were not disclose...
Asustek facing challenges in 2015
Jan 29, 15:20
Although Asustek was able to achieve revenue growth in 2014, the company's mobile devices and motherboard businesses are still surrounded by tough competitors. However, the Taiwan-based vendor is still optimistic about its performance in 2015 and expects its smartphone business to advance to a bigger...
Acer online ticket services deserve praise, says founder
Jan 29, 15:00
Acer's recently handling of online ticket sales for concerts by Taiwan-based singer Jody Chiang through its cloud system was a success despite some quarrels during the process, according to Acer's founder Stan Shih.
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments grow 16.9% sequentially in 4Q14
Jan 29, 11:04
Although white-box tablet shipments declined in the fourth quarter of 2014, global overall tablet shipments in the quarter still grew sequentiallyby 16.9% to reach 74.77 million units thanks to Apple and non-Apple first-tier vendors' strong performances, according to Digitimes Research's latest report...