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Another reform implementation drops India PC market to all-time low in 2Q17, says IDC

Aug 23, 15:12

The overall India traditional PC shipments for the second quarter 2017 stood at 1.75 million units, which is an 18.9% decline on quarter and an 18% drop over the same period last year, according to IDC.

Asustek, Acer to roll out Coffee Lake-based notebooks starting September

Aug 23, 12:59

Leading notebook vendors, such as Taiwan's Asustek Computer and Acer, and many other international brands, will roll out their new 2-in-1 and ultra-thin notebook models utilizing Intel's eighth-generation Coffee Lake mobile CPUs starting September, to grab a larger market pie in the coming peak season,...

Notebooks

Intel debuts Coffee Lake CPUs

Aug 22, 14:15

Intel announced its Coffee Lake-based processors with the first U series designed for 2-in-1 and ultra-thin notebooks on August 21. Intel will launch models for desktops in fall.

Intel debuts new Coffee Lake processors

Compal reportedly to sell stake in China JV soon

Aug 22, 11:26

Compal Electronics has started to relocate its executives at LCFC (Hefei) Electronics Technology - the notebook manufacturing joint venture between the ODM and Lenovo - back to the headquarters in Taiwan amid rumors that it is ready to sell its entire stake in the JV to the China-based vendor, according...

Mitac to invest in India-based IT manufacturer

Aug 22, 11:08

Mitac Holding has announced a plan to invest in India-based Infopower Technologies and will become a major shareholder of the firm. Infopower is a manufacturer of printed circuit board (PCB) and an electronics product assembly service provider.

Mitac

Digitimes Research: Top-5 notebook brand and top-3 ODMs see shipments slide on month in July

Aug 21, 14:58

With inventory preparation for back-to-school demand reaching an end in June, first-tier notebook vendors' shipments slowed down in July with the top-5 brands' combined shipments dropping 31% on month and top-3 ODMs' combined volumes down 22%.

Lenovo reports net loss of US$72 million for April-June 2017

Aug 18, 15:26

Lenovo has reported net loss of US$72 million for the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2017, during which the companmy recorded quarterly revenues of US$10 billion, flat on year, but an increase on quarter of 4.5%.

Taiwan ICT vendors have to offer turnkey solutions in Indonesia market: Q&A with TAITRA representative

Aug 18, 14:50

Taiwan has adopted a New Southbound Policy eyeing trade opportunities from ASEAN and South Asia economies. The government-sponsored Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) plays an important role in implementing this policy.

Danny Liao (right), director for TAITRA's Taiwan Trade Center, Jakarta

Taiwan market: Acer sponsors smarwatches for Universiade Taipei

Aug 18, 14:20

Acer has sponsored 13,000 units of its limited-edition Leap Ware smartwatches for the Summer Universiade 2017 sporting event, hosted in Taipei, Taiwan from August 19-30.

Taiwan market: Acer subsidiary to sell tablets for the elderly

Aug 18, 10:34

Acer's subsidiary Grandpad, which focuses on designing tablets for elderly users, has chosen Taiwan as the second market for its products.

Apple Watch shipments expected to reach 15 million in 2017

Aug 18, 10:29

With Apple ready to launch its third-generation Apple Watch, Apple's overall smartwatch shipments are expected to rise to 4.5 million units in the fourth quarter and hit 15 million for the whole year 2017, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch 3 launch likely at year-end 2017, says report

Aug 17, 13:56

Apple is likely to launch its Apple Watch Series 3 devices by the end of 2017. The new Apple Watch will come in 38mm and 42mm sizes with Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi+LTE connectivity, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

China market: Clevo pushing retail stores

Aug 16, 14:54

In addition to pushing the transformation for its Buynow IT malls to become shopping plazas, Clevo has also been establishing JSpot retail stores in the Buynow shopping plazas to sell its own-brand products in China.

Taiwan market: Garmin launches smart bands

Aug 16, 11:36

Garmin has partnered with pharmaceuticals distributor Chunghwa Yuming Healthcare for launching vivo series smart wrist bands, mainly vivosmart 3, vivofit jr and vivosmart HR, in the Taiwan market.

Clevo reports EPS of NT$0.51 for 1H17

Aug 15, 10:29

Clevo has registered consolidated revenues of NT$3.57 billion (US$120.31 million) for the second quarter of 2017 with net profits arriving at NT$293 million, while consolidated revenues for the first half of 2017 were NT$8.4 billion with net profits of NT$332 million and EPS of NT$0.51.

Clevo expected to see growing notebook orders in 2H17

Apple falls to third place in 2Q17 wearable band market, says Canalys

Aug 14, 13:49

The total worldwide wearable band market grew 8% on year in the second quarter of 2017, according to Canalys. The wearable band market for second-quarter 2017 was led by Xiaomi with shipments of 3.5 million units, closely followed by Fitbit, which shipped 3.3 million units, a 34% on-year decline, said...

Acer reports NT$0.08 in 2Q17 EPS

Aug 11, 16:18

Acer has announced the financial results for the second quarter of 2017 with consolidated revenues reaching NT$53.6 billion (US$1.8 billion). Impacted by the Taiwan/US dollar exchange rate, the amount was down 4.6% on year in new Taiwan dollar, but grew 2.3% measured in US dollar; gross profits were...

Acer to merge affiliate eDC into BYOC group

Aug 10, 21:48

Acer's datacenter hosting service providing affiliate E-enabling Data Center (eDC) will be merged into the vendor's Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business group and managed by Maverick Shih, president of Acer's BYOC Smart Products business, in August.

Taiwan market: Huawei introduces new products

Aug 10, 15:54

Aiming to make significant inroads in the Taiwan market, Huawei has introduced an array of new products into the local market, including its Y7 smartphone, a new version P10 Plus, Huawei Watch 2 and Huawei Fit, as well as its MateBook E 2-in-1 tablet and the MediaPad T3.

Huawei launches an array of new products in Taiwan

Asustek revenues drop 5.34% on year in July

Aug 10, 15:39

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$31.562 billion (US$1.04 billion) for July 2017, representing a 18.8% drop on month and 5.34% drop on year.

MSI July revenues up 12.43% on year

Aug 10, 15:39

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.374 billion (US$309.4 million) for July 2017, representing a 5.32% drop on month and 12.43% increase on year.

Intel to launch top-end processors to counter AMD resurgence

Aug 10, 14:07

Intel plans to launch its 12-core Skylake-X processor, the Core i9-7920X, in late August, targeting the high-end gaming and enterprise PC market, and release other top-end Skylake-X series processors featuring 14-, 16-18-core architectures in late September, aiming to dampen the resurgence of AMD in...

High-end gaming motherboards see rising ASP

Acer revenues up 6.24% on year in July

Aug 9, 16:04

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.166 billion (US$601.35 million) for July 2017, representing a 14.43% drop on month and 6.24% increase on year.

Gigabyte revenues up 26.29% on year in July

Aug 9, 16:03

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.852 billion (US$193.72 million) for July 2017, representing a 5.61% increase on month and 26.29% increase on year.

Wistron reports slow sales for July

Aug 9, 12:57

Notebook ODM Wistron has reported decreased sales for July compared to the previous month as shipments of notebooks, desktop PCs, servers and LCD monitors all slowed down in the month.

Wistron to see sales rebound in September

ECS July revenues up 10.68% on year

Aug 8, 15:56

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.485 billion (US$82.3 million) for July 2017, representing a 0.44% increase on month and 10.68% increase on year.

Brinno scores points in time-lapse camera ODM business

Aug 8, 15:12

Brinno, a maker of time-lapse cameras, has disclosed it has obtained ODM orders from US-based educational tablet developer Vernier Software & Technology, UK-based smart lock vendor Friday Labs, and US-based infrared thermal imaging camera vendor FLIR Systems.

Brinno-developed time-lapse camera models

Getac July revenues grow almost 14% on year

Aug 8, 10:49

Ruggedized PC vendor Getac has reported July consolidated revenues of NT$1.67 billion (US$56.45 million), down 7.9% on month, but up 13.98% on year, and its combined consolidated revenues from January-July 2017 were NT$11.9 billion, growing 13.36% from the same period a year ago.

James Hwang, Getac chairman

Inventec sees on-year growth in July revenues

Aug 7, 21:02

Inventec has announced consolidated revenues of NT$39.48 billion (US$1.33 billion) for July, sliding 5.77% from a month ago, but rising 13.38% on year. The company's combined consolidated revenues for the first seven months of 2017 were NT$250.36 billion, up 4.96% from the same period a year ago.

Notebook vendors adopting different approaches to counter lackluster PC sales

Aug 7, 16:25

Heavyweight notebook vendors Lenovo, HP and Apple are taking different approaches to counter lackluster PC sales in the global markets, with the former two adopting lower-pricing strategies to capture higher market shares and Apple highlighting product lines with better profitability, according to...

Taiwan market: Microsoft debuts Surface Laptop

Aug 7, 13:55

Microsoft has released its Surface Laptop as a new member of Microsoft Surface series of touchscreen Windows PCs, in a bid to rival Apple MacBook in the Taiwan market.

Microsoft Surface Laptop to be available in Taiwan on August 8

Desktop sales expected to resume growth in 3Q17

Aug 3, 21:26

Desktop demand remained weak in the first half of 2017, but is expected to start growing in the third quarter driven by new products from AMD and Intel for the gaming and high-end desktop markets, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Competition in gaming desktop PC segment heating up

Aug 3, 14:05

Notebook brands including Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI), Lenovo and Acer have recently enhanced their respective gaming desktop PC portfolios, extending the ongoing fierce competition in the gaming notebook segment to the desktop space, according to industry sources.

Versatile and stylish gaming PCs increasingly popular with consumers

Availability of standalone devices to drive take-off of VR industry

Aug 2, 12:52

The planned release of standalone VR head-mounted display (HMD) devices by hardware vendors including HTC and Oculus will help accelerate the development of the global VR market, according to industry sources.

HTC plans to launch standalone HTC Vive

Apple reports growth in revenues and profits for fiscal 3Q17

Aug 2, 12:32

Apple has disclosed financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter ended July 1, 2017, posting quarterly revenues of US$45.4 billion and quarterly earnings per diluted share of US$1.67. These results were improvements compared with revenues of US$42.4 billion and earnings per diluted share of...

BenQ Medical eyes hearing aids market

Aug 2, 11:28

BenQ Medical Technology has set up a subsidiary for marketing hearing aids targeting the fast growing elderly population, with Taiwan being its initial market, according to company chairman Peter Chen.

BenQ Medical Technology chairman Peter Chen

Asustek pays US$15 million to end lawsuits with VIA

Aug 1, 09:03

VIA Technologies has announced it has settled its lawsuits with Asustek Computer in Taiwan and the US, with Asustek agreeing to pay VIA US$15 million.

Taiwan market: Samsung braces for strong smartphone, monitor and slim TV sales

Jul 31, 16:07

Samsung Electronics is expected to see sales of its smartphones, gaming monitors and ultra-thin TVs in the Taiwan market achieve significant results in 2017, buoyed by the introduction of new models with innovative technologies, according to sources in local retail channels.

Samsung to continue to lead in Taiwan's smartphone market

Demand for high-speed transmissions surges

Jul 31, 09:02

Emerging applications arising from IoT, cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) are demanding high-speed transmissions, while high-speed interfaces such as USB, PCI Express (PCIe) and DisplayPort (DP) continue to upgrade. Taiwan-based suppliers engaged in the development of high-speed transmission chips...

China market: HTC to roll out standalone VR headsets

Jul 28, 09:57

HTC plans to launch a standalone Vive VR headset, built using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 VR mobile platform, in China initially, according to a company announcement.

HTC to launch standalone Vive VR headsets in China

Samsung forms e-sport team for Taiwan gaming market

Jul 27, 23:04

Samsung Electronics has established a professional e-sport team, Samsung TTP Esports, to compete in Taiwan's e-sport market.

Samsung TTP Esports in Taiwan

Shuttle may turn profitable in 2Q17, says paper

Jul 26, 19:56

Taiwan-based barebone system vendor Shuttle is expected to have achieved strong revenues in the second quarter of 2017, which may help the company turn profitable, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Taiwan market: Canon to launch DSLR camera EOS 6D Mark II

Jul 26, 15:37

Canon on July 25 unveiled the EOS 6D Mark II, a full-frame DSLR camera, for launch in the Taiwan market on August 1 at a recommended retail price of NT$59,900 (US$1,970) for camera body only, NT$82,900 for body plus EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens, and NT$87,900 for body plus EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM...

Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Taiwan to host WCIT 2017

Jul 26, 15:27

World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2017 will take place in Taipei during September 10-13, organized jointly by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs and World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA).

WCIT 2017 will take place in Taipei in September

Amazon Echo faces challenge to stay on top of smart speaker market

Jul 25, 16:05

Amazon's top-selling Echo smart speaker may see serious challenge from competitors, as it lacks support for non-English-speaking countries, according to sources from market watchers.

Quanta to see rising incomes from notebooks, servers and wearables in 2H17, says paper

Jul 25, 15:13

Quanta Computer is expected to enjoy a strong second-half 2017 thanks to rising demand for notebooks, growing server sales and the release of the next-generation Apple Watch, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

PC shipments may be undermined by component shortages in 2H17

Jul 25, 09:12

With first-tier vendors including Samsung Electronics, Apple and LG Electronics expected to unveil new smartphones in the second half of 2017, upstream component shortages are expected to worsen and could impact PC shipments during the period, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Demand for components from the smartphone sector is expected to reduce supply to the PC sector

Facebook developing smart speaker with 15-inch touch panel

Jul 25, 09:09

Following Amazon, Google and Apple, Facebook is also rumored to be planning to release a smart speaker product, but instead of voice recognition functionality, the company will focus more on image display and will adopt a 15-inch touch panel for the device, according to sources from the upstream supply...

CEE and notebooks, main drivers of the EMEA traditional PC market recovery, said IDC

Jul 24, 15:59

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market (desktops, notebooks and workstations) continued to improve in the second quarter of 2017, with a stable performance of negative 0.6%. A total of 15.9 million units were shipped, according to IDC. Notebooks performed positively across...

Gigabyte to reorganize motherboard and graphics card businesses

Jul 24, 15:31

Gigabyte Technology will begin a business reorganization on August 1 and merge its motherboard and graphics card businesses together. The new department will be led by Eddie Lin, sales and marketing associate vice president of Gigabyte's Gaming Product Business Unit.

Eddie Lin will become the new head of merged businesses
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