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  • Tablet market losing demand

    IT + CE | May 4, 22:07

  • TPK announces 1Q15 financial performance

    Displays | May 4, 22:05

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan to ship 25.5 million handsets in 2Q15

    Mobile + telecom | May 4, 22:01

  • Transcend 1Q15 sales down, but gross margin up

    Bits + chips | May 4, 22:00

  • GlobalWafers nets NT$1.40 per share for 1Q15

    Green energy | May 4, 21:58

  • iPad shipments expected to decline over 20% in 2015

    Displays | May 4, 21:56

  • Quanta pushing into private cloud solutions for revenue growth

    IT + CE | May 4, 21:47

  • Digitimes Research: April 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices up sequentially, down in China market

    LED | May 4, 21:40

  • China investors near deal to acquire OmniVision

    Bits + chips | May 4, 21:29

  • HTC evaluating plans for smartphone assembly plants in India

    Before Going to Press | May 4, 21:20

  • HTC sees decreased April revenues

    Before Going to Press | May 4, 21:18

  • MediaTek subsidiary completes acquisition of Alpha

    Before Going to Press | May 4, 21:17

  • Ichia Technologies April revenues up on month, down on year

    Before Going to Press | May 4, 21:16

  • Alpha Networks downsizes capital by 10%

    Before Going to Press | May 4, 21:15

  • Casetek sees weak results in 1Q15 due to rising labor costs and delayed orders

    Before Going to Press | May 4, 21:14

  • PC-related IC suppliers cautious about 2Q15

    Before Going to Press | May 4, 21:12

  • LCD makers concerned about panel pricing

    Before Going to Press | May 4, 21:11

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Smart home automation system revenues hit US$34 billion in 2020, says ABI Research

May 4, 14:07

Global revenues from smart home automation systems will grow at a 21% CAGR between 2015-2020, according to ABI Research. North America will account for the lion's share of smart home automation system revenues in 2020, contributing close to 46% globally, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific.

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.

Apple iPhone captures 12% smartphone market share in China in 1Q15, says Strategy Analytics

May 4, 12:12

Smartphone shipments to China totaled 109.8 million units in the first quarter of 2015, rising 17% from 93.6 million units a year earlier, according to Strategy Analytics. Xiaomi maintained first position, but Apple is rapidly closing the gap with a 12% market share in second place.

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to stay flat on quarter and reach 49.31 million units in 2Q15

Apr 30, 15:24

Global tablet shipments are expected to stay flat from a quarter ago and reach 49.31 million units in the second quarter of 2015, but compared to the same quarter a year ago, the volume will drop close to 10%. Apple's iPad shipments are expected to decline to 9.8 million units, down 30% on year, according...

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.

MediaTek MT6735 chip adopted by major China smartphone firms

Apr 29, 15:20

MediaTek has announced that its MT6735 quad-core 4G 64-bit full-mode chip solution has been adopted by China-based ZTE, Lenovo and TCL for their upcoming smartphones.

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.

Acer prefers profitability to PC shipment growth, says founder

Apr 29, 14:33

Acer will focus on developing product lines that will benefit its business development and will give up the policy of ramping up shipments at the expense of profitability, according to company founder Stan Shih.

Asustek, Acer beef up marketing of gaming notebooks

Apr 28, 22:10

Asustek Computer and Acer have strengthened marketing of gaming notebooks through financially sponsoring Taiwan-based e-sports teams and international e-sports events.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to rise 14.3% in 2Q15

Apr 28, 21:26

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is forecast to rise 14.3% sequentially to NT$140.07 billion (US$4.58 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, buoyed mainly by a seasonal pick-up in shipments for smartphones, according to Digitimes Research.

More wearable device vendors looking to in-house developed platforms for smartwatches

Apr 28, 21:25

Wearable device vendors including Asustek Computer, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have been eagerly developing respective platforms in-house for their smartwatches and other devices, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: Samsung unveils entry-level tablet Galaxy Tab A

Apr 28, 11:41

Samsung Electronics has unveiled Galaxy Tab A, an entry-level tablet with an S Pen touch pen, for launch in the Taiwan market in early May.

Samsung Electronics entry-level tablet Galaxy Tab A

Acer will compete in PC market to the last, says CEO

Apr 27, 22:07

While the PC industry has matured and is saturated with 4-5 vendors competing in the global PC market, Acer says it will compete to the last through the continued improvement of its product lines to maintain competitiveness, according to company CEO Jason Chen.

Acer CEO Jason Chen at a new product debut conference in New York

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 1Q15 down 35.3% on quarter

Apr 27, 22:03

There were 49.08 million tablets shipped globally in the first quarter of 2015, slipping 35.3% on quarter and 15.3% on year, with shipments consisting of 12.0 million iPads, 19.1 million non-iPad units and 18.0 million white-box units, according to Digitimes Research.

Middle East pay TV market boom fastest globally, says IHS

Apr 27, 15:07

The pay TV market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has grown in revenues from EUR702 million (US$763.56 million) in 2013 to EUR873 million in 2014.

Communications and computer systems to drive IC sales across all regions, says IC Insights

Apr 27, 15:05

Communication and computer systems are forecast to account for the greatest percentage of IC sales in every geographic region – Americas, Europe, Japan and Asia-Pacific – in 2015, according to IC Insights.

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to grow 11% sequentially in 2Q15

Apr 27, 12:37

Global notebook shipments are expected to stage a rebound in the second quarter of 2015, reaching a sequential growth rate of 11%, while narrowing the on-year decline rate to 1.2% compared to a 4.7% recorded in a quarter earlier, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan notebook shipments down 16% sequentially in 1Q15, says MIC

Newswatch - Apr 24, 16:12

Taiwan makers shipped about 31.62 million notebooks in the first quarter of 2015, decreasing 16% from a quarter earlier, the government-backed MIC (Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute) has estimated.

Acer showcases range of new products in New York

Apr 24, 15:40

Acer has unveiled more than 40 new products, including smart bracelets, smartphones, tablets, PCs, projectors and cloud application products at a product presentation held in New York recently.

Acer CEO Jason Chen

Acer re-launches Predator gaming notebook lineup

Apr 24, 15:34

Acer has resumed its gaming notebook business line and re-launched a series of products under its Predator-sub-brand.

Intel to help vendors launch inexpensive tablets, say Taiwan makers

Apr 23, 22:30

Intel will offer new RDAs (reference designs for Android) in the second half of 2015 to help partnering vendors, including China-based white-box ones, launch inexpensive 7-, 8- and 10-inch Android tablets, according to Taiwan-based tablet supply chain makers.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan sees decreased 1Q15 LCD monitor shipments

Apr 23, 20:31

Taiwan-based ODMs shipped 18.799 million LCD monitors worth US$2.155 billion in the first quarter of 2015, with the shipment volume dropping 15.5% on quarter and 6.5% on year. Shipment value slipped 13.8% and 1.2% respectively, according to Digitimes Research.

Supply chains prepping for increase in 2-in-1 tablet orders from China

Apr 23, 15:26

Supply chains are prepping for an increase in orders for 2-in-1 tablets from China, according to industry sources.

Sony adjusts its performance outlook

Apr 22, 22:31

Sony has adjusted its sales and operating revenues expectations for its fiscal year from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2015 to JPY8.2 trillion (US$68.62 billion) from a previous projected amount of JPY8 trillion, according to the company.

Acer founder to pass down shareholding to eldest son, hoping to bring added value to company

Apr 21, 10:41

Commenting on his successor, Acer founder Stan Shih pointed out that his eldest son Maverick Shih, president of Acer's Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business, will inherit his shareholding and become a director that is able to provide added value. As for whether his son will become a future CEO or chairman,...

3.75 billion Wi-Fi connected devices will be shipped worldwide by 2019, says MIC

Apr 20, 16:07

Driven by flourishing demand for smartphones and IoT (Internet of Things), global shipment volume of Wi-Fi connected devices reached around 2.27 billion units in 2014, up 18% on year, according to MIC.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan sees decreased 1Q15 digital camera shipments

Apr 16, 21:53

Taiwan-based ODMs shipped a total of 2.3 million digital cameras in the first quarter of 2015, decreasing 42.4% on quarter and 13.6% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

PC ODMs expect to obtain orders at losses in 2H15

Apr 16, 21:48

As vendors are conservative about global PC demand and have launched more inexpensive models, they will select ODMs with the lowest quotes to maintain thin profitability in the second half of 2015. Consequently, Taiwan-based ODMs indicated that there will be heated price-cut competition and they will...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments see over 19% sequential drop in 1Q15

Apr 16, 15:22

Global notebook shipments not including detachable models reached less than 38 million units in the first quarter of 2015, down 4.7% on year and 19.4% sequentially, according to Digitimes Research's latest report about notebooks. The shipment drop was due to seasonality plus inventory left over from...

Intel pushes into mini desktop market in 2015

Apr 16, 10:09

Despite weak global PC sales, inexpensive mini desktops are still seeing strong demand from consumers, prompting Intel to strengthen its mini desktop platform R&D and related marketing, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. In addition, Intel is also aggressively promoting its Compute...

Asustek to launch VivoWatch in May

Apr 15, 21:31

Asustek Computer will launch the VivoWatch, an inexpensive P67-waterproof smartwatch specifically for use in sports and health care, in May 2015, according to industry sources.

Rockchip showcases devices at Hong Kong Electronics Fair

Apr 15, 15:34

China-based IC design house Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics is exhibiting smartphones and tablets equipped with Intel processors, and Chromebooks developed through cooperation with Google at the 2015 Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) taking place during April 13-16.

LG launches new Google Cast compatible speakers and sound bars

Apr 14, 21:16

LG Electronics has announced a new lineup of smart speakers and sound bars that come equipped with Google Cast, allowing music to be sent from an Android handset or tablet, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows notebook or Chromebook.

Over 342 million connected automotive infotainment systems to ship between 2015-2020, says ABI Research

Apr 14, 21:03

According to a new ABI Research report, connected automotive infotainment systems will exhibit a CAGR of 33.8% over the next five years, with a rapid expansion in connected navigation and in-car Wi-Fi driving growth. Developed regions, which accounted for over 60% of shipments in 2014, will account...

Smart wearable device vendors avoid competition with Apple Watch

Apr 14, 20:56

In view of better than originally expected pre-orders for Apple Watch, wearables vendors have adjusted their plans to launch smartwatches and wrist bands in an attempt to avoid direct competition, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Asustek to have Compal Electronics produce 2nd-generation ZenWatch

Apr 14, 20:47

Asustek Computer has selected Compal Electronics as the exclusive manufacturer of its second-generation ZenWatch, to be launched in July 2015, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Taiwan should not be discouraged by not being founding member of AIIB, says Stan Shih

Apr 14, 15:42

Commenting on Taiwan not being able to become a founding member of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) led by protests from the China government, Acer founder Stan Shih said Taiwan should not be discouraged and should still participate in the bank since it is the responsibility of Taiwan to...

Digitimes Research: Surface 3 to see low shipments

Apr 14, 15:37

Microsoft unveiled its third-generation own-brand tablet, the Surface 3 on March 31 with a size and industrial design similar to those of the previous-generation models, but instead of using an ARM-based platform and Windows RT operating system, the device has adopted Intel's Atom processor and Windows...

Pegatron ships 650,000-700,000 notebooks in March

Apr 13, 10:57

Pegatron shipped 650,000-700,000 notebooks in March 2015, growing 30-40% on month, and 2.0-2.1 million units in January-March, decreasing 20% on quarter and 20-30% on year, according to the company.

Quanta ships 4 million notebooks in March

Apr 13, 10:56

Quanta Computer shipped 4.0 million notebooks in March, rising 48.1% on month and 11.1% on year, and it shipped 9.9 million units in January-March, declining 22.7% sequentially and 5.7% on year, according to the company.

Acer March revenues down over 19% on year

Stockwatch - Apr 13, 10:53

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.744 billion (US$792 million) for March 2015, representing a 19.86% increase on month, but decreasing 19.64% on year.

Foxconn 1Q15 revenues surpass NT$1 trillion mark

Stockwatch - Apr 13, 10:41

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported revenues of NT$338.29 billion (US$10.83 billion) for March, up 20.8% on month and 9.9% on year.

Asustek reports revenues for March 2015

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:58

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$42.128 billion (US$1.35 billion) for March 2015, representing a 21.09% increase on month but a 0.3% drop on year.

Synnex March revenues down on year

Apr 10, 15:45

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.08 billion (US$894 million) for March, increasing 59.2% on month and but decreasing 6.5% on year.

Digitimes Research: Microsoft new Windows 8.1 licensing subsidies to boost notebook ASPs, but may see limited demand

Apr 10, 11:35

Microsoft launched its latest Windows licensing fee subsidy program for Windows 8.1 in March which expanded the coverage of notebook models, adjusted subsidies, canceled the previous project's US$249 end-price ceiling, and made eMMC a standard specification for entry-level products, according to Digitimes...

Compal ships 3.6 million notebooks in March

Apr 10, 11:13

Compal Electronics shipped 3.6 million notebooks in March, and consequently 9.3 million units in the first quarter of 2015, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Digital camera sales expected to drop 10% in 2015, says Canon

Apr 10, 10:43

There were 629,000 digital cameras sold in the Taiwan market in 2014, slipping 32.6% on year, and the volume in 2015 will drop 10% to 566,000 units, according to vice president Jesse Su for Canon Marketing (Taiwan).

Canon DSLR EOS M3

Digitimes Research: Global top-10 EMS providers see revenues grow 2.5% in 2014

Apr 9, 20:22

The global 10 largest EMS providers generated total revenues of US$319.2 billion in 2014, increasing 2.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

ECS reports revenues for March 2015

Stockwatch - Apr 8, 21:49

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.81 billion (US$122.72 million) for March 2015, representing a 11.2% increase on month but 21.69% drop on year.

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