Huawei to launch new MateBooks in 1Q17, says paper
Newswatch - Oct 20, 14:03
Huawei reportedly is planning to release two new MateBook devices at the end of first-quarter 2017 mainly targeting the China market, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report.
Digitimes Research: Worldwide notebook shipments grow sequentially in 3Q16
Oct 20, 12:32
Worldwide notebook shipments (not including 2-in-1 devices) increased 8.6% sequentially in the third quarter thanks to growing demand from the enterprise sector, vendors preparing for the year-end holidays, and increasing Chromebook shipments. The third-quarter shipments were down 4.1% on year.
Global Sources Electronics Trade Show taking place in HK
Oct 19, 15:40
The 2016 Electronics Trade Show hosted by Global Sources is taking place in Hong Kong during October 18-21. About 2,600 booths will exhibit mobile consumer electronics including smartphones, tablets and smart wearable devices.
Digitimes Research: Worldwide notebook shipments to drop 7.2% in 2016
Oct 18, 14:57
Worldwide notebook shipments are expected to drop 7.2% on year to reach less than 150 million units in 2016 because Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade program caused many consumers to postpone their new PC purchasing plans, while Apple's late releases of its new MacBooks will be another reason for...
EIH, Gigazone jointly launch wireless digital picture frame
Oct 17, 11:12
E-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) and Gigazone International, Gigabyte Technology's subsidiary distributor, have cooperated to launch Pixer, which they describe as the world's first cordless and wireless digital picture frame.
Taiwan market: Asustek Transformer Mini becomes available
Oct 13, 13:45
Asustek Compute has started selling its new 10-inch Transformer Mini 2-in-1 device in Taiwan and expects the device to boost its shipments in the fourth quarter as tablet demand has been weakening over the past few years.
Clevo to re-open Shanghai shopping mall
Oct 13, 13:30
Buynow, a real estate subsidiary of Clevo, will re-open its shopping mall in Shanghai, China on October 14. Smart device and gaming product stores will account for 30% of the available space in the mall, IT-related shops 34%, and restaurants the remaining 36%.
Samsung slashes earnings guidance for 3Q16
Oct 13, 11:21
Samsung Electronics has slashed its profit guidance for the third quarter of 2016 by 33%. The announcement was made one day after the company disclosed it had halted production of the Galaxy Note 7 and stopped sales of the device.
PC shipments reach nearly 68 million units in 3Q16, says IDC
Oct 12, 16:03
Worldwide PC shipments totaled nearly 68 million units in the third quarter of 2016, an on-year decline of 3.9%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Shipment volume continued to decline, but the results were about 3.2% ahead of projections.
Synnex September revenues hit 2016 high
Oct 11, 20:38
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on October 11 reported consolidated revenues of NT$32.34 billion (US$1.03 billion) for September, the highest monthly level so far in 2016 with growth of 6.2% on month and 10.6% on year.
Pegatron to make Microsoft new Surface PC products, says paper
Newswatch - Oct 11, 15:32
Microsoft is expected to announce its next-generation Surface Pro series 2-in-1 and notebook products including the Surface Pro 5, Surface Book 2 and new Surface-brand desktops (likely all-in-one PCs) and tmost of them are expected to be made by Pegatron Technology, according to a Chinese-language...
MSI, Gigabyte report strong sales for September
Newswatch - Oct 11, 13:39
Micro-Star International (MSI) saw its revenues increase 7.44% on month and 27.78% on year to NT$10.984 billion in September, buoyed by strong demand for high-end graphics cards and increased shipments of gaming notebooks. Meanwhile, fellow company Gigabyte Technology also managed to ramp up its revenues...
Compal ships 4 million notebooks in September
Oct 11, 11:21
Compal Electronics shipped four million notebooks in September, increasing 33.3% on month, while fellow maker Inventec shipped 1.75 million notebooks, AIO (all-in-one) PCs and tablets, growing 2.9% on month.
Asustek sees increased September revenues
Oct 11, 11:17
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$44.614 billion (US$1.42 billion) for September, increasing 11.93% on month and 1.53% on year.
ECS revenues drop in September
Stockwatch - Oct 6, 16:05
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.962 billion (US$94.26 million) for September 2016, representing a 3.84% drop on month and 47.62% drop on year.
VR players pushing into China market
Oct 6, 15:22
As demand for VR-related experiences continues to grow and the China government has been aggressively pushing establishment of VR industry alliances, players including High Tech Computer (HTC), Intel, AMD, Nvidia and ARM have all increased their VR investments in China and competition between VR devices...
Getac sees revenues hit record high in September
Stockwatch - Oct 6, 10:25
Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.104 billion (US$67 million) for September, increasing 18.22% on month and 34.89% on year. September revenues were the company's highest monthly figures.
Clevo eyes non-operating profit from China real estate market
Oct 5, 22:08
Clevo owns seven retail stores in mixed-use buildings around China and has begun to offer upstairs office floors for sale. In addition, Clevo is selling a deluxe residential building in Wuhan, central China, according to the company.
Strong demand for gaming products boosts related ASP
Sep 30, 15:33
Despite seeing dropping shipments, CPU, motherboard and graphics card ASPs still continued to enjoy growths recently thanks to increasing demand for gaming products. Players including Gigabyte Technology, Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) have all benefited from the trend.
China-based Lianluo to take up a majority stake in Newegg, says report
Sep 30, 12:14
China-based mobile Internet service company Hangzhou Lianluo Information Technology (formerly Beijing Digital Grid Technology) plans to invest CNY1.77 billion (US$265.47 million) in cash to take up a 55.7% stake in US-based e-commerce operator Newegg, according to a China-based Beijing Business...
Apple sets up first R&D center in China
Sep 29, 15:01
Apple has set up its first R&D center in China in Beijing's Zhongguancun Science Park, according to a statement issued by the Zhongguancun Park Management Committee.
Taiwan market: Asustek Computer to launch ZenBook 3 series
Sep 28, 11:31
Asustek Computer will launch the ultra-thin notebook series ZenBook 3 in the Taiwan market at retail prices from NT$48,000 (US$1,527) to nearly NT$70,000 on September 29, according to industry sources, which added that Asustek has launched the ZenBook 3 in China, Southeast Asian countries and European...
Rising notebook demand causing shortages in many components
Sep 26, 22:40
With demand for notebooks stronger than expected and notebook component suppliers conservative about their shipments, several components including panel, battery and solid state drive (SSD), reportedly are suffering from shortages, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Oculus reportedly in talks with MSI for VR cooperation
Sep 22, 12:14
Oculus reportedly is also interested in virtual reality (VR) backpack PC products developed by Micro-Star International (MSI), and the two companies are currently in talks for cooperation, according to industry sources.
Digitimes Research: Notebook players see August shipments up on month
Sep 21, 15:51
The top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 notebook ODMs saw their shipments rise 27% and 31% on month in August thanks to inventory preparation for the year-end holidays in Europe and North America, Windows 10's annual upgrade, and mass shipments of Intel's Kaby Lake processors.
Acer to release VR backpack for 2017, targeting B2B market
Sep 21, 11:48
Acer is planning to launch a virtual reality (VR) backpack for 2017, but instead of the consumer sector, the product will mainly focus on the business to business (B2B) market. The product will sell with the StarVR head-worn VR device, which Acer has partnered with Sweden-based game developer Starbreeze...
Worldwide smartwatch market to swell to 50 million units in 2020, says IDC
Sep 20, 00:47
A year after the launch of the Apple Watch established a new benchmark for the worldwide smartwatch market, new smartwatch shipments are expected to see only modest growth for the rest of 2016 due to late-in-the-year and iterative product releases. According to a new forecast from the IDC Worldwide...
Acer pushing 4 major product lines for notebook market, says paper
Newswatch - Sep 19, 15:38
Acer has re-organized its consumer notebook product lines adding two new series: Swift and Spin, in addition to its existing Aspire and Switch series. With the four major product lines, Acer is looking to further expand its presence in the notebook market, according to a Chinese-language Economic...
Sprint intros MediaTek-powered smartphone
Sep 19, 14:36
Sprint has introduced the LG X Power, which features the MediaTek Helio P10-series chipset. The device is the first MediaTek-powered smartphone available from Sprint breaking new ground for MediaTek in the US market.
China-based wearable device vendors see shipments growth in 2Q16, says IDC
Sep 14, 16:38
China shipped 9.54 million wearable devices in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 13.2% from the previous quarter and up 81.4% from a year earlier, according to IDC's China Wearable Device Market Quarterly Tracker report. Shipments of basic wearable devices such as wristbands, children's watches...
Notebook, IT product vendor Clevo sees improved sales in August
Newswatch - Sep 13, 21:25
Clevo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.52 billion (US$47.9 million) for August, increasing 4.43% from the previous month. Accumulated 2016 revenues through August totaled NT$12.067 billion, up 1.74% from a year earlier.
Altek sees revenues stay flat on month in August
Stockwatch - Sep 13, 15:33
Digital camera ODM Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$860 million (US$27.117 million) for August, decreasing 2.8% on month but increasing 40.51% on year,.
Quanta, Compal see increased notebook shipments in August
Newswatch - Sep 13, 14:59
Notebook ODMs Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics saw increased notebook shipments in August with Quanta's volume rising 800,000 units on month to reach four million units and Compal increasing 600,000 units to reach three million, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...
MSI partners with HTC to release VR One backpack PC
Sep 13, 14:00
Micro-Star International (MSI) has launched the VR One, a virtual reality (VR) backpack PC, in partnership with HTC's Vive team, featuring high-end specifications, specially designed connection cables and light weight.
Acer Taiwan general manager appointment raises concern among IT vendors
Sep 12, 16:01
Acer has appointed Lin Chia-chang, general manager of its subsidiary Weblink International, as general manager of Acer Taiwan and Lin will also continue to head Weblink. However, several IT brand vendors that outsource their product distribution in Taiwan to Weblink are concerned that his double role...
MSI reports strong sales for August
Stockwatch - Sep 12, 15:23
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.224 billion (US$323.109 million) for August, representing a 22.62% increase on month and 39.22% increase on year.
Taiwan market: Canon launches EOS 5D Mark IV
Sep 12, 11:04
Canon has launched EOS 5D Mark IV, a DSLR full-frame camera featuring a 30.4-megapixel CMOS image sensor, Dual Pixel RAW image technology and a 3.2-inch Clear View II LCD touch screen, in the Taiwan market at a retail price of NT$107,900 (US$3,425) for body only and NT$132,900 for body plus a 24-70mm...
Asustek August revenues up on month
Sep 12, 10:57
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$39.858 billion (US$1.26 billion) for August, increasing 19.55% on month but decreasing 2.38% on year, and NT$295.795 billion for January-August, inching up 0.04% on year.