Lenovo revenues up 21% in fiscal 4Q14
May 22, 11:47
China-based IT vendor Lenovo has published its financial report for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 (April 2014-March 2015), with revenues of US$11.3 billion growing 21% on year.
iPhone shipments to reach over 230 million in 2015, says firm
May 22, 10:57
The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the next iPhone, rumored to be called iPhone 6S, will enter mass production in June 2015 and be shipped in the third quarter of the year, with the quarterly shipments projected to reach 24 million units, according to TrendForce.
Tablet vendors battle for supremacy in saturated CEE market, says IDC
May 22, 10:34
Tablet and 2-in-1 shipments in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) declined by more than 20% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same quarter in 2014, according to the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Quarterly Tablet Tracker published by IDC. Key factors in the expected market downturn...
ITRI debuts metal 3D laser printing
May 22, 10:29
The government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on May 21 unveiled a metal 3D laser printer, the first Taiwan-made one of its kind, and corresponding printing materials.
Google seeking Taiwan partners to promote Chromebook, say makers
May 21, 21:13
Google's Chromebook team has come to Taiwan to talk with Acer and Asustek Computer as well as Quanta Computer in a bid to seek cooperation to extend marketing of Chromebooks from the education segment in North America to emerging markets, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Asustek pushing 2 smartwatches designed by notebook and motherboard teams
May 21, 14:27
Asustek Computer is planning to push two smartwatch series, the ZenWatch and the VivoWatch. Internally the notebook team will handle ZenWatch R&D and the motherboard team is in charge of the VivoWatch. Asustek is hoping the internal competition will help brainstorm new innovations, according to...
Shipments of 2-in-1s to grow over 60% on year in 2015, says MIC
May 21, 14:20
Notebook shipments, which are being impacted by tablets, are expected to drop 2.7% on year to reach 167 million units in 2015, but 2-in-1 device shipments are expected to grow 62.5% on year to reach 13 million units due to Microsoft's aggressive promotions, according to figures from the Market Intelligence...
Worldwide IoT market to grow 19% in 2015, led by digital signage, says IDC
May 20, 20:57
The worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to grow 19% in 2015, led by digital signage, according to a new forecast from IDC. The forecast focuses on growing IoT use in 11 vertical industries, including consumer, retail, healthcare, government, manufacturing, transportation, and other...
Asustek expects good 2H15 notebook sales, Acer remains conservative
May 19, 15:08
Acer and Asustek Computer both expect their performance in the second quarter to stay flat sequentially as consumers are delaying their notebook purchases until the release of Windows 10 in the third quarter of the year. While Asustek is optimistic about its notebook sales in the second half of the...
Commercial tablet and 2-in-1 expansion accelerates in Western Europe, says IDC
May 15, 16:25
According to figures published by IDC, the overall tablet market in Western Europe remained challenged in the first quarter of 2015, declining 10.5% on year with shipments totaling 8.5 million units. The contraction, however, was mainly the result of sluggish consumer demand as the expansion of tablets...
Lenovo interested in acquiring MSI gaming notebook business
May 15, 14:39
Micro-Star International (MSI) has been successful in selling gaming notebooks and Lenovo is interested in acquiring MSI's gaming notebook business unit, according to sources from supply chain makers. However, MSI has denied the reports.
Getac Technology 1Q15 ruggedized device shipments grow 40% on year
May 15, 12:15
Getac Technology saw shipments of ruggedized computing devices increase 40% on year and account for 45-50% of its consolidated revenues in first-quarter 2015, and expects such shipments in 2015 to rise 20-40% on year, according company chairman James Hwang.
Quanta 1Q15 gross margin hits 5-year high
May 14, 22:12
Quanta Computer recorded gross margin of 5.08% for the first quarter of 2015, the highest quarterly level in the past five years, the company said at a May 14 investors conference.
Wistron ships 1.4 million notebooks in April
May 12, 22:08
Wistron has announced it shipped 1.4 million notebooks, 900,000 smart handheld devices, 600,000 LCD monitors, 1.1 million desktops, 500,000 LCD TVs and 160,000 servers in April 2015.
Asustek 1Q15 net EPS hits 3-year low
May 12, 21:49
Asustek Computer recorded net EPS of NT$4.96 (US$0.157) for the first quarter of 2015, its lowest quarterly level since the second quarter of 2012, the company said at a May 12 investors conference.
Retail OTT STBs to overtake telco IPTV STBs in shipments in 2015, IHS says
May 12, 15:57
Global shipments of over-the-top (OTT) set-top boxes (STBs) sold at retail - including Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku boxes - will overtake shipments of IPTV STBs used for pay TV services in 2015, according to IHS. In 2015, 31 million retail OTT STBs will be shipped, compared to 30 million IPTV STBs...
Acer revenues decrease in April
Stockwatch - May 12, 15:17
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.824 billion (US$515 million) for April 2015, representing a 36.05% drop on month and 17.81% drop on year.
Gigabyte reports April 2015 revenues
Stockwatch - May 11, 22:00
Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.8 billion (US$123.83 million) for April 2015, representing a 13.5% drop on month and 9.12% drop on year.
MSI sees over 10% revenue drop for April 2015
Stockwatch - May 11, 21:59
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.86 billion (US$190.97 million) for April 2015, representing a 14.07% drop on month and 19.74% drop on year.
Quanta Computer reports revenues for April 2015
Stockwatch - May 11, 21:55
Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$67.52 billion (US$2.2 billion) for April 2015, representing a 15.65% drop on month and 6.98% drop on year.
Acer targeting China, India, Malaysia and the Philippines for BYOC business
May 11, 15:30
Taiwan-based Acer is looking to export its cloud computing services to other countries and has targeted China, India, Malaysia and the Philippines as it looks for local system integrators for cooperation. Acer's president of Pan-Asia Pacific Regional Operation Oliver Ahrens noted that the company is...
Acer aiming to become top-3 in India PC market in 2 years
May 11, 15:20
Acer's president of Pan-Asia Pacific Regional Operation Oliver Ahrens pointed out that the company is looking to become the third-largest notebook vendor in India in two years and in addition to brand promotions, the company is also expanding its sales channels in the country and strengthening its...
Foxconn sees increased April revenues
May 11, 11:06
EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$352.468 billion (US$11.48 billion) for April 2015, growing 4.19% on month and 19.71% on year, and NT$1.367 trillion for January-April, rising 16.08% on year.
Asustek April revenues hit 2-year low
May 11, 11:05
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.04 billion (US$1.08 billion) for April 2015, the lowest monthly level since May 2013 with decreases of 21.57% on month and 4.06% on year, and NT$144.930 billion for January-April, inching up 0.11% on year.
Wistron reports revenues for April 2015
Stockwatch - May 8, 15:50
Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$46.991 billion (US$1.53 billion) for April 2015, representing a 16.68% drop on month and 9.71% increase on year.
Synnex sees decreased April revenues
May 8, 15:27
Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$25.9 billion (US$844 million) for April, decreasing 7.8% on month and 5.5% on year.
Acer nets NT$0.06 per share for 1Q15
May 8, 15:26
Acer on May 7 released its financial report for the first quarter of 2015, posting consolidated revenues of NT$67.95 billion (US$2.16 billion), gross margin of 9.81%, net operating profit of NT$304 million, net profit of NT$173 million and net EPS of NT$0.06.
Digitimes Research: Top-5 notebook vendors see sequential drop of 32% in April shipments
May 8, 15:18
Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell, Lenovo, Acer and Asustek Computer, the five largest notebook vendors, saw combined shipments in April decrease 32% on month, while Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics and Wistron, the world's three largest notebook ODMs, saw combined shipments in April slip 16% on month,...
Altek reports revenues for April 2015
Stockwatch - May 7, 15:32
Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.1 billion (US$35.85 million) for April 2015, representing a 20.81% increase on month but 39.31% drop on year.
Acer purchasing department head to retire
May 7, 15:14
Acer's general manager of purchasing has recently applied for retirement and the company CEO's special assistant has already been assigned to take over the position.
ECS reports revenue drop for April 2015
Stockwatch - May 6, 21:45
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.78 billion (US$90.6 million) for April 2015, representing a 27.04% drop on month and 35.26% drop on year.
Getac Technology April revenues up on year
Stockwatch - May 6, 14:52
Rugged computing device maker Getac Technology on May 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.46 billion (US$47.6 million) for April, slipping 10.58% on month but growing 15.51% on year, and NT$5.7 billion for January-April, rising 20.66% on year.
Tablet market losing demand
May 4, 22:07
Apple has recently reported results for the fiscal second quarter of 2015 ended March 28, 2015 and saw strong iPhone 6 and Mac products shipments, but its iPad shipments were only 12.62 million units, down 23% on year, showing that demand for tablets is shrinking quickly and most tablet players are...
ECS nets NT$0.68 per share for 1Q15
May 4, 12:17
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) recorded consolidated revenues of NT$11.858 billion (US$376 million), net operating profit of NT$440 million, net profit of NT$377 million and net EPS of NT$0.68 for the first quarter of 2015, according to the company.
Samsung reports decreased profits for 1Q15
Apr 30, 13:38
Samsung Electronics has reported net profits of KRW4.63 trillion (US$4.35 billion) for the first quarter of 2015, down 38.2% from the KRW7.49 trillion of a year earlier. Meanwhile, revenues for the first quarter reached KRW47.12 trillion, down 11% on quarter.
LG announces 1Q15 financial performance
Apr 30, 10:24
LG Electronics has announced first-quarter net profit of KRW38.4 billion (US$34.91 million) and operating profit of KRW305.2 billion. Consolidated revenues reached KRW13.99 trillion and were on par with the previous year as smartphone sales were offset by modest revenue declines in TVs.
Synnex Technology to deal out 2014 dividend of NT$3.30
Stockwatch - Apr 29, 14:54
Taiwan-based IT product and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on April 28 decided to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$3.30 (US$0.107) for 2014.