Synnex Technology International reports revenues for January 2016
Stockwatch - Feb 5, 12:26
Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.68 billion (US$856 million) for January 2016, representing a 15.32% drop on month and 16.34% drop on year. 54.7% of consolidated revenues came from IT and related product lines, 6.6% from communication products, 26.1% from...
Lenovo reports fiscal 3Q15 revenues of nearly US$13 billion
Feb 5, 12:09
Lenovo has released its financial report for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 (April 2015-March 2016), posting revenues of US$12.913 billion, gross margin of 14.6%, operating profit of US$379 million and net profit of US$300 million.
Worldwide wearable devices sales to grow 18.4% in 2016, says Gartner
Feb 5, 11:27
Gartner has forecast that 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold worldwide in 2016, an increase of 18.4% from 232 million units in 2015. Sales of wearable electronic devices will generate revenues of US$28.7 billion in 2016. Of that, US$11.5 billion will be from smartwatches.
Microsoft ships 6.0 million Surface tablets in 2015, say sources
Feb 3, 12:07
Microsoft shipped 2.5 million Surface-series tablets in the fourth quarter of 2015, leading to total shipments for the year reaching six million units, or 50% higher than market expectations of four million, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Notebook vendors facing high channel inventory in 1Q16
Feb 2, 16:12
Notebook brand vendors are facing high channel inventories for the first quarter of 2016 as they placed increased orders to restock in the fourth quarter of 2015, but demand from the year-end holidays was not strong enough to digest volumes to a safe level.
Fierce competition eliminating small gaming product players
Feb 1, 15:00
With competition growing fierce in the gaming PC market, several gaming peripheral vendors have quit the market, unable to bear the increasing losses, and some channel retailers are concerned that gaming PC players could be the next to fade from the market.
Commentary: Apple expected to see decreasing profits from hardware
Jan 29, 11:47
Apple is expected to see difficulties maintaining strong hardware sales, as sales of iPhone, iPad and Mac-series products during its fiscal first quarter of 2016 were all weaker than expected. Since mature markets are unlikely to see significant growth, while the China market is filled with uncertainties,...
Apple estimated to ship 20 million Macs in 2016
Jan 28, 15:27
Apple's Mac-series product shipments are expected to remain at a level similar to that of 2015 at around 20 million units in 2016, but despite flat shipment performance, new MacBook and iMac products for 2016 are expected to boost the company's overall product ASPs, according to sources from the supply...
Supply chain braces for possible merger of Vaio, Toshiba, Fujitsu PC units
Jan 28, 14:45
Japan-based PC brand vendors Vaio (previously Sony), Toshiba and Fujitsu reportedly are ready to merge their notebook businesses into a company, a move which will affect Taiwan-based notebook ODMs, particularly Pegatron Technology, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Apple reports record fiscal 1Q16 results
Jan 27, 14:11
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 first quarter ended December 26, 2015. The Company posted record quarterly revenues of US$75.9 billion and record quarterly net income of US$18.4 billion, or US$3.28 per diluted share.
EMEA PC market contracted by 18.2%, says IDC
Jan 27, 14:04
PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) reached 20.8 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, an 18.2% decrease on year, according to IDC. After a strong shipment push of devices under Microsoft's Bing promotion from summer 2014 to January 2015, the focus for hardware manufacturers...
Increasing adoption of Ultra HD panels for notebooks may push down prices
Jan 27, 13:56
As notebook brand vendors including Asustek Computer, Lenovo, Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Micro-Star International (MSI) have been using Ultra HD panels for their high-end models, the increasing adoption is likely to drive down related panel prices, according to supply chain makers.
Asia Pacific PC market dips 8% in 2015, says IDC
Jan 25, 15:15
PC shipments in Asia Pacific (including Japan) totaled 107.6 million units in 2015, according to IDC's preliminary results. This accounted for a 7.7% on-year decrease and a steeper contraction from the 5.7% on-year drop in 2014. In the fourth quarter of 2015, the market declined by 6.5% on year, reaching...
ODMs eye gaming notebook orders
Jan 25, 14:56
Seeing competition growing fierce in the gaming notebook market, notebook ODMs have been aggressively looking to land related orders from brand vendors. Compal Electronics is the manufacturer of Dell's Alienware series gaming notebooks, while Clevo has acquired gaming notebook orders from China-based...
Foxconn ramps up Pepper robot output in China, say reports
Jan 22, 16:13
Japan-based Softbank has announced it will begin selling its Pepper robots at 100 physical Softbank Shops on January 28, indicating that its production partner Foxconn Electronics has ramped up production, according to Japan-based media reports.
Taiwan market: Dell launches XPS 13, XPS 15 notebooks
Jan 22, 15:54
Dell has launched two Windows 10 notebooks, the 13-inch XPS 13 equipped with Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor and 15-inch XPS 15 equipped with Core i7 processor in the Taiwan market. Both have Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 2GB GDDR5 GPUs. The XPS 13 is priced at NT$39,900-69,900 (US$1,186-2,078 and XPS...
Pegatron to buy back 50 million shares
Stockwatch - Jan 22, 15:09
Pegatron Technology on January 21 announced it will buy back 50 million common shares of its stock at a price interval of NT$46.30-80.00 (US$1.37-2.37) per share during the period from January 22 to March 21, 2016, or a maximum spend of NT$4 billion.
Huawei, Xiaomi to release sub-13-inch 2-in-1 devices
Jan 22, 12:23
China-based Huawei Device is set to launch its first notebook in April using a 12.9-inch display and Windows 10, while Xiaomi Technology will launch a notebook with a sub-13-inch display and a dual-operating system (OS) design using Windows 10 and MIUI, according to a Chinese-language NetEase...
Taiwan market: Leica to launch range-finder digital camera
Jan 20, 14:52
Germany-based Leica Camera AG will launch the Leica M (Typ 262), a range-finder digital camera, in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$210,000 (US$6,231, camera body only), according to Leica's Taiwan sales agent Schmidt Marketing (Taiwan).
Clevo chairman invests in hotels in China
Jan 20, 11:04
Kent Hsu, chairman for Taiwan-based PC vendor and ODM Clevo, has invested in the hotel industry in China through cooperation with Hyatt, with its first hotel, Haytt Regency Changchun, in northeastern China, unveiled on January 19, according to Clevo.
HTC reportedly to set up independent VR company
Jan 19, 11:33
HTC plans to spin off its virtual reality (VR) business unit to form an independent company in a bid boost its VR business operations, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.
Samsung, Oculus and HTC ready to strive in VR market
Jan 18, 21:32
The global virtual reality (VR) market is expected to begin gaining momentum soon as Samsung Electronics, Oculus and HTC are ready to compete with each other in the sector, according to industry sources.
New Kinpo Group sees growing contributions from Southeast Asia
Jan 18, 15:48
The New Kinpo Group is seeing its investments in Southeast Asia countries such as Thailand and the Philippines as well as Brazil starting to make contributions and is also planning to expand its investments in the Philippines in 2016. With the growths, the New Kinpo Group expects its revenues to grow...
Compal to set up smartphone factory in India
Jan 18, 11:22
Compal Electronics will set up a factory in New Delhi, India, specifically for assembly of smartphones for 3-4 vendors, with production to begin in March 2016, according to company president Ray Chen.
Dell pushing Inspiron 7000 series for mid-range gaming sector
Jan 15, 15:53
Dell has recently been pushing its Inspiron 7000 series notebooks to compete against Acer, Asustek and Micro-Star International's (MSI) mid-range gaming notebook products and will have its sub-brand Alienware continue targeting the top-end gaming market.
Notebook competition to grow fiercer in 2016
Jan 15, 11:51
The notebook market is expected to see fiercer competition in 2016 than the previous years due to factors including Samsung Electronics having reorganized its notebook business to push new products for 2016; Xiaomi's entry into the notebook market; and vendors competing aggressively for the gaming...
Taiwan market: Samsung launches 18.4-inch tablet
Jan 15, 11:45
Samsung Electronics has unveiled Galaxy View, a 18.4-inch tablet featuring in-house-developed Exynos 7580 1.6GHz 8-core processor, Full HD resolution, 2GB memory and 32GB storage, a 2.1-megapixel front camera, dimensions of 451.5 (H) by 275.8 (W) by 11.9 (D)mm and a weight of 2.65kg, for launch in...
Global notebook demand to remain weak in 1H16
Jan 13, 15:56
While Taiwan-based ODMs shipped more notebooks than originally expected in December 2015, this was not due to rebounding demand, and global notebook demand will remain weak in the first half of 2016, but may rebound in the second half, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Pegatron notebook shipments up in 2015, says paper
Newswatch - Jan 12, 15:53
Pegatron Technology is estimated to have shipped 3.4-3.5 million notebooks in the fourth quarter of 2015, up 48% sequentially, while its notebook shipments for 2015 reached 10 million units in 2015, up less than 5% on year, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report
Acer revenues decline in December
Stockwatch - Jan 12, 15:47
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.59 billion (US$67.75 million) for December 2015, representing a 3.38% drop on month and 22.05% drop on year.
Asustek shifts back notebook orders from BYD to Taiwan partners
Jan 12, 15:21
Asustek Computer originally outsourced part of its 2016 notebook orders to China-based EMS provider BYD, but has recently retracted some of the orders and given them back to its Taiwan-based partners because the China-based maker was not able to stably supply the volumes that Asustek demanded. However,...
Taiwan market: Samsung announces Gear VR
Jan 12, 14:48
Samsung Electronics has announced its virtual reality (VR) device, the Gear VR in Taiwan with the availability to start on January 15, priced at NT$3,490 (US$105).