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Taiwan market: Leica unveils 24-megapixel digital camera

Mar 6, 16:22

Germany-based Leica Camera AG on March 5 unveiled the M-P Edition "Safari" digital camera, for launch in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$380,000 (US$12,063), according to Taiwan sales agent Schmidt Marketing (Taiwan).

Apple Watch to ship 15 million units in 2015, says Strategy Analytics

Mar 6, 16:08

The Apple Watch will ship over 15 million units worldwide in 2015, according to Strategy Analytics. Apple will quickly become the world's number one smartwatch vendor and capture 55% global market share in the year, said the research firm.

ECS February revenues rise 8% on year

Stockwatch - Mar 6, 15:15

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.422 billion (US$108.67 million)for February 2015, representing a 26.05% drop on month and 8.06% increase on year.

PC shipments in 1Q15 may fall over 20%, say upstream suppliers

Mar 6, 15:08

PC shipments so far in the first quarter of 2015 have been short of expectations because many vendors are still clearing inventories and demand in Europe and emerging markets including China and Southeast Asia is weak. Consequently, shipments in the quarter are likely to drop over 20% sequentially,...

Samsung loses top position in global 4Q14 smartphone market, says Gartner

Mar 4, 22:11

Samsung lost the top spot to Apple in the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to Gartner. Samsung had been number one since 2012.

WPG to acquire Genuine shares

Mar 3, 20:46

IC distributor WPG has announced plans to acquire 50% of Genuine C&C, a Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics distributor, for NT$14.50 (US$0.46) per share, or a total amount of NT$580 million.

Alibaba to set up venture capital fund in Taiwan

Mar 3, 14:21

China-based Alibaba Group has said it plans to set up a NT$10 billion (US$319 million) non-profit venture capital fund in Taiwan to finance local young entrepreneurs to build up a business on its e-commerce system.

Jack Ma, founder and CEO, Alibaba

MWC 2015: Acer showcasing new mobile devices

Mar 2, 15:28

Acer is showcasing its latest mobile products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 hosted from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain including the Liquid Leap+ wearable device, which is compatible with iOS, Android and Windows platforms and features a 1-inch touchscreen OLED screen and meets the IPX7 waterproof...

Acer Liquid Leap+ wearable device

Compal 4Q14 net EPS hits 16-quarter high

Mar 2, 10:39

ODM Compal Electronics has released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2014, with net EPS of NT$1.01 the highest quarterly level since the first quarter of 2011.

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...

Compal expects 1Q15 notebook shipments to fall 16-20%

Feb 26, 15:35

ODM Compal Electronics expects notebook shipments in the first quarter of 2015 to decrease 16-20% on quarter but increase 0-5% on year, according to the company.

Worldwide large format printer shipments grow 3.5% on year in 2014, says IDC

Feb 25, 15:01

According to new data from IDC, large format printer (LFP) shipments grew 3.5% in 2014 when compared to 2013 while revenues declined by less than 1%. Product mix changes and some very aggressive price promotions were responsible for the revenue declines.

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.

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 2015 forecast at 221.4 million units

Feb 25, 12:23

There will be 221.4 million tablets shipped globally in 2015, slipping by 11.9% on year, according to a Digitimes Research Special Report.

Inventec profits expected to surpass NT$8 billion in 2015 on smart hand-held device shipment growth, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 25, 11:08

Notebook ODM Inventec, mainly due to a large increase in shipments of smart hand-held devices from 51 million units in 2014 to 75 million units in 2015, is expected to attain net profits of NT$8.259 billion (US$261 million) for 2015, growing on year by 16.7%, according to a Chinese-language Economic...

Acer expects PC sales growth in mature markets in 2015, says CEO

Feb 24, 19:43

Acer expects its PC sales to significantly grow in mature markets including the US and Western Europe in 2015, with marketing to focus on Chromebooks, 2-in-1 notebooks and gaming notebooks, according to CEO Jason Chen.

Acer CEO Jason Chen

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...

Over 40% industrial robot patents used for mechanical engineering segment; 30% for control, says MIC

Feb 16, 16:03

Industrial robots have been widely applied in a broad range of fields such as assembly, production, electric welding, spraying and painting, food packaging, and component installation. In recent years, several companies have seen aggressive investment in related technologies or M&A activities,...

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...

Lenovo will not further ramp in-house notebook production in fiscal 2016, say sources

Feb 16, 14:29

Lenovo will not ramp up notebook shipments from LCFC (Hefei) Electronics, a joint venture between Lenovo and Compal Electronics, in fiscal 2016 (April 2015-March 2016), due to higher than expected shipments reached in fiscal 2015, according to sources in Taiwan's notebook supply chain.

Global pay-TV subscriber base to surpass 924.4 million in 2014 with 14% growth of IPTV market, says ABI Research

Feb 16, 13:33

The worldwide pay-TV market is expected to have grown 5% in 2014, surpassing 924.4 million subscribers, according to ABI Research.

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.

Asustek Computer CEO Jerry Shen

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,...

Digitimes Research: Google to finish 2-in-1 Chromebook development in 1Q15

Feb 13, 14:22

Google is planning to push 2-in-1 devices in 2015, according Digitimes Research's inquiries within the upstream supply chain. Google's 2-in-1 Chromebook designed by Quanta Computer is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter.

Taiwan market: Projector shipments up in 4Q14, says IDC

Feb 12, 20:05

There were 21,898 projectors shipped in the Taiwan market during the fourth quarter of 2013, increasing 3% on quarter and 2.2% on year, according to IDC Taiwan.

Asustek to launch motherboards with USB 3.1 at end of February

Feb 12, 19:55

Asustek Computer will take the initiative to launch motherboard with support for USB 3.1 at the end of February, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Over 720,000 Android Wear devices shipped in 2014, says Canalys

Feb 12, 19:47

Over 720,000 Android Wear devices were shipped in 2014, when a total of 4.6 million smart wearable bands were shipped, according to Canalys.

Home care/lawn care robotics market to reach US$2.9 billion by 2019, says ABI

Feb 12, 16:06

The home care/lawn care robotics market will surpass US$2.9 billion by 2019, up from US$1.2 billion in 2014, according to ABI Research. About seven million robotic home care/lawn care products will be sold in 2019, up from 3.4 million in 2014, representing a CAGR of 15.6%.

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.

Wistron chairman Simon Lin

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ODMs see LCD monitor shipments decrease in 4Q14

Feb 12, 11:44

Taiwan-based ODMs shipped 21.90 million LCD monitors in the fourth quarter of 2014, decreasing 1.2% sequentially and 10.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

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.

Japan vendors to ship 34.7 million digital cameras in 2015, says CIPA

Feb 11, 20:08

Japan-based vendors are expected to ship 34.7 million digital cameras in 2015, decreasing 20% on year, according to Japan's Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA).

Taiwan IP camera industry posts 33.5% on-year shipment growth in 2014, says MIC

Feb 11, 15:58

Shipment volume of the Taiwan IP camera industry totaled around 4.83 million in 2014, up 33.5% compared to 2013, according to MIC. The growth is mainly ascribed to the increased adoption of IP cameras by telecom operators in advanced countries for their smart home solutions.

Notebook component suppliers ramping shipments of high-end parts to beef up profits

Feb 11, 11:34

Suppliers in the notebook component supply chain in Taiwan plan to raise shipment ratios of high-end components and parts in order to boost their profitability in 2015, according to sources in the supply chain.

Acer finishes fund raising via issuing new shares

Feb 10, 20:14

Acer on February 10 announced it has raised an additional paid-in capital of NT$5.4 billion (US$171 million) through issuing 300 million new shares for sale at NT$18 per share.

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.

Apple reportedly to diversify LCD driver IC suppliers

Feb 5, 20:55

Apple is looking to diversify its LCD driver IC suppliers and move away from its dependence on Synaptics (formerly Renesas SP Drivers; RSP), according to industry sources.

Smartwatches for children a prime target for vendors in China

Feb 4, 15:08

Smartwatches with GPS tracking and SOS alert functions are being targeted by vendors in China with an emphasis on the children's market.

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to tumble 30% sequentially in 1Q15

Feb 4, 14:52

Global tablet shipments are expected to plunge by 30% sequentially to 52.15 million units in the first quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

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.

Japan digital camera vendors see decreased shipments in 2014, says CIPA

Feb 4, 11:59

Japan-based vendors shipped 43.43 million digital cameras worth JPY964.5 billion (US$8.20 billion) in 2014, slipping on year by 31.0% and 17.5% respectively, according to Japan-based Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA).

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...

Acer hits record consumer notebook market share in Chile in December 2014

Feb 3, 22:07

Acer on February 3 announced it had set an historic-high market share of 27.9% for consumer notebooks in the Chile market in December 2014, which it attributed to its exclusive cooperation with local sales agent NetNow.

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.

Taiwan notebook vendors expect Chromebook shipments to increase to 12-14 million units in 2015

Feb 3, 20:12

There were 5.5-6.5 million Chromebooks shipped globally in 2014 and shipments in 2015 are expected to grow to 12-14 million units, according to Taiwan-based notebook vendors.

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