PC vendors to hike prices in 3Q17
Mar 22, 16:10
PC vendors, in order to reflect continual hikes in component costs, including display panels, DRAM, SSDs, Li batteries, plan to raise retail prices when new models equipped with revised Kaby Lake processors are launched in the third quarter of 2017, according to sources from the upstream supply chai...
Apple announces new 9.7-inch iPad
Mar 22, 15:35
Apple has updated its 9.7-inch iPad, featuring a brighter Retina display with over 3.1 million pixels. The device is enclosed in an aluminum unibody enclosure weighing one pound, and it runs on the Apple-designed A9 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture.
AOpen suffers net loss per share of NT$3.15 for 2016
Stockwatch - Mar 20, 11:05
Small form factor computing device and digital signage maker AOpen has released its 2016 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of NT$1.139 billion (US$35.9 million), gross margin of 22.13%, net operating loss of NT$330 million, net loss of NT$365 million and net loss per share of NT$3.15.
Digitimes Research: Notebook players see rising shipments in February
Mar 16, 15:55
The worldwide top-5 notebook brand vendors saw their combined shipments in February grow 20% on month and 22% on year, while the top-3 ODMs' shipments also experienced 10% on-month and 30% on-year growths in the month as demand was better than expected. In addition, the Lunar New Year holidays in 2017...
Microsoft new Surface Book enters mass production
Mar 16, 14:09
Microsoft's new Surface Book reportedly entered mass production recently and shipments are expected to rise each month, according to sources from the related upstream supply chain. The sources believe Microsoft is likely to announce the new notebook at the end of March or April.
Digitimes Research: Compal, MSI see increased AIO PC shipments in 2016
Mar 15, 10:25
Most Taiwan-based ODMs saw their all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments drop on year in 2016 except Compal Electronics and Micro-Star International (MSI). TPV-Inventa Technology - originally an AIO PC joint venture between TPV Technology and Inventec, but became a subsidiary of Inventec in September 2015 -...
MEA PC market declines on year amid weak commercial demand, says IDC
Mar 13, 15:52
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market experienced a mild decline of 1.8% on year in the fourth quarter of 2016 to total 3.2 million units, according to IDC. The decline stemmed from the desktop segment, as weak commercial demand saw shipments fall 10% on year to total 1.2 million units for the...
MSI sees February revenues rise 7.65% on year
Stockwatch - Mar 10, 16:18
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.302 billion (US$235.15 million) for February 2017, representing a 13.71% drop on month and 7.65% increase on year.
Compal ships 2.9 million notebooks/PCs in February
Mar 10, 15:11
Compal Electronics has announced notebook/PC shipments of 2.9 million units for February, up 31% from 2.2 million units in January. Although Compal's shipments had over 30% on-month growth, Compal's revenues in February only grew 11.2% from January because the product ASP in February was lower than...
Acer revenues rise 3.49% on year in February
Stockwatch - Mar 9, 15:58
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.74 billion (US$540.1 million) for February 2017, representing a 1.31% drop on month and 3.49% increase on year.
Asustek to start production of VR HMD in 3Q17
Mar 8, 16:19
Asustek Computer is choosing suppliers for its VR head-mounted display (HMD) devices, with Samsung Display likely to be a supplier of display panels and Taiwan-based makers to undertake OEM production. Production is expected to start in the third quarter of 2017, according to industry sources.
Synnex sees increased February revenues
Mar 8, 11:32
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.419 billion (US$795 million) for February, growing 3.15% on month and 23.29% on year.
Getac expects revenues to grow strongly in 2H17
Mar 8, 11:21
Ruggedized PC player Getac Technology expects its revenues to decrease sequentially in the second quarter, but the volume will have a good chance to grow strongly in the second half due to increased procurement orders.
ECS revenues drop in February
Stockwatch - Mar 7, 16:15
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.606 billion (US$52 million) for February 2017, representing a 38.19% drop on month and 4.06% drop on year.
Wearable market grows 16.9% in 4Q16, says IDC
Mar 3, 15:49
The worldwide wearable market reached a new all-time high as shipments reached 33.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, growing 16.9% on year. Shipments for the entire year grew 25% as new vendors entered the market and previous champions refreshed their product lineups. The year came to a...
Digitimes Research: Lenovo largest AIO vendor worldwide in 2016
Mar 1, 11:21
Lenovo was the largest all-in-one PC vendor worldwide in 2016, followed by Hewlett-Packard (HP) at number two. The two players' shipments gap was widened in 2016 compared to 2015 mainly because of HP's unsatisfactory all-in-one PC sales. Lenovo's shipments include those from subsidiaries NEC and Med...
Acer provides smart health platform to Changhua Christian Hospital
Feb 24, 15:15
Acer on February 23 announced cooperation with Changhua Christian Hospital in central Taiwan, which will adopt Acer's aBeing Wellness cloud-based health platform for remote tracking and care of chronic patients on a long-term basis, with both sides to further cooperate to develop artificial intelligence...
iPad supply chain makers likely to report disappointing 1Q17 sales
Feb 24, 10:48
First-quarter 2017 results of Taiwan-based makers in the iPad supply chain, notably touch panel makers TPK Holding and General Interface Solution (GIS), are hanging in the balance, depending on when Apple is going release its new iPad Pro lineup, according to industry sources.
Asustek likely to unveil new 2-in-1 model at MWC 2017
Newswatch - Feb 23, 15:29
Asustek Computer is expected to unveil a new 2-in-1 notebook model, the ZenFlip UX370, at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Asustek adjusting tablet operations
Feb 20, 10:50
Asustek Computer is adjusting its tablet operations by decreasing the number of models developed, focusing shipments on fewer overseas markets, and transferring a portion of its about 1,000 employees specifically working on tablets to its VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality), and smartphone...
HTC takes VR lead in China, says Canalys
Feb 18, 11:06
Shipments of VR headsets totaled 300,000 units in China in 2016, making it the world's second-largest market with a 15% share, according to Canalys.
Lenovo quarterly sales down 6% on year
Feb 16, 14:48
Lenovo has announced results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2016. Quarterly revenues were US$12.2 billion, a 6% decrease year-on-year. Third quarter pre-tax income was US$101 million, a 68% decline year-on-year. Net income fell 67% year-on-year to US$98 million.
Asustek expects sequential drop in 1Q17 revenues
Feb 16, 11:55
Asustek Computer expects first-quarter 2017 revenues from the PC product line to decrease 15-20% on quarter, those from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices to slip 10-15% and those from DIY motherboards, graphics cards and components to drop 0-5% due to off-season effects, said company CEO...
Notebook shipments get bump in 4Q16
Feb 15, 15:57
The final quarter of 2016 brought good news to the global notebook industry, as shipments showed an on-year increase for the first time since 2012, according to data from Digitimes Research.
Asustek Computer nets NT$26 for 2016
Feb 15, 11:06
Asustek Computer has released its unaudited financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016, leading to net EPS of NT$25.85 (US$0.834) for 2016.
Clevo to see notebook shipments remain robust in 1Q17
Newswatch - Feb 14, 15:33
Taiwan-based Clevo has reported increased revenues for January thanks to strong shipments of its notebooks in the China market. The company's January revenues came to NT$1.98 billion (US$64.162 million), increasing 6.2% on month and 19.7% on year.
Quanta continues to be largest notebook ODM for HP in 2017
Feb 13, 11:44
HP has decided on the distribution of orders among its four main Taiwan-based ODMs for notebook to be launched in 2017, with Quanta Computer maintaining the status as the largest accounting for 35% of HP's planned total orders, higher than the 32% in 2016, according to industry sources.
Foxconn Electronics, Pegatron post mixed growth in January revenues
Feb 13, 11:39
EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) saw its consolidated revenues of NT$345.332 billion (US$10.96 billion) for January decrease 23.20% on month but increase 2.29% on year, while ODM Pegatron had those of NT$84.149 billion, growing 6.11% on month but dropping 12.11% on year,...
Digitimes Research: All-in-one PC shipments to increase in 2017
Feb 10, 15:38
Because of weak demand for all-in-one PCs, worldwide all-in-one ((AIO) PC shipments fell 4.8% on year to total only 12.11 million units in 2016, the third consecutive year of on-year declines. However, the shipment volume is expected to return to growth in 2017, up 1.5% on year, as the market starts...
Mitac International lands orders for truck-use ELDs
Feb 10, 14:48
Mitac International has obtained orders from US-based truck fleet management undertakers for electronic logging devices (ELDs), electronic devices for recording truck drivers' hours of service to avoid overtime work, according to the company.
AI helps Nvidia reach record revenues
Feb 10, 12:15
Nvidia has reported fourth quarter (ending January 29, 2017) Fiscal Year 2017 revenues of US$2.17 billion, up 55% from US$1.40 billion a year earlier, and up 8% from US$2.00 billion in the previous quarter. For Fiscal 2017, revenues reached a record US$6.91 billion, up 38% percent from US$5.01 billion...
Asustek, MSI are top-2 gaming notebook vendors in 2016
Feb 10, 12:09
While global gaming notebook sales in 2016 are estimated at 4.5 million units, Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) shipped 1.2 million units and 800,000-850,000 units respectively, becoming the globally largest and second largest vendors.
Acer to create VR system for National Palace Museum
Feb 9, 14:39
Following its partnership with IMAX over virtual reality experience centers, Acer will cooperate with Taiwan's National Palace Museum to create a VR system for visitors to view the antiques without display cases.
Samsung leads VR device makers in 2016, says report
Feb 9, 13:54
Samsung Electronics led the global VR (virtual reality) device makers by shipping a total of 4.51 million units of its Gear VR devices in 2016, according to a Korea-based ET News report, which cited data from SuperData Research.
Intel announces US$7 billion investment for 7nm fab
Feb 9, 12:13
Intel has announced plans to invest more than US$7 billion to complete Fab 42, which is expected to be the most advanced semiconductor factory in the world. The high-volume factory is in Chandler, Ariz., and is targeted to use a 7nm manufacturing process. It will produce microprocessors.
ECS January revenues flat on year
Stockwatch - Feb 8, 15:50
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.598 billion (US$83.58 million) for January 2017, representing a 13.09% drop on month and 0.32% increase on year.