WearWise unveils new wearable camera
Jul 30, 14:02
WearWise, a wearable device design team, has recently unveiled a new wearable camera and is currently raising funding via Kickstarter for mass production of the device. The camera is sized 4.2cm by 4.2cm and has a thickness of 2.1cm and weight of 25g.
Wistron chairman expresses concerns about China supply chain takeover
Jul 30, 13:59
Commenting on the Taiwan government's recent project of providing NT$500 billion (US$15.91 billion) loans to Taiwan's medium-to-large size enterprises, Wistron chairman Simon Lin is concerned that the government may place strict policies on the loans, causing only a few companies to be eligible. Lin...
Getac launches new ruggedized tablet with improved gear
Jul 30, 11:57
Getac has announced upgrades to its existing T800 ruggedized tablet with new hardware that is certified by ATEX Zone 2, 22 and will rename the device to T800-Ex. The new tablet has also passed US military MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certifications.
PC replacement pushed by Windows 10 may come slowly, say Taiwan makers
Jul 30, 11:20
As Microsoft will allow free upgrades of Windows 7 and Windows 8 to Windows 10, which has relatively low hardware requirements, PC replacement demand due to the launch of the new operating system (OS) is unlikely to surge immediately and instead may emerge slowly and gradually, according to Taiwan-based...
Intel defines 6 desktop market segments for CPU platforms, say Taiwan makers
Jul 29, 15:41
Intel, in a bid to promote desktop CPU platforms, has divided the whole market into six segments in terms of market positioning and price: Enthusiast Tower catering to demand for gaming, video/audio content and high performance, Mainstream appealing by high performance-price ratios, all-in-one (AIO)...
Taiwan market: Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab S2
Jul 29, 11:37
Samsung Electronics has unveiled Galaxy Tab S2 Android 5.0.2 tablet models for launch in the Taiwan market in early August at recommended retail prices of NT$19,900 (US$635) for 9.7-inch 4G (FDD/TDD-LTE) version, NT$15,900 for 9.7-inch Wi-Fi, NT$16,900 for 8.0-inch 4G and NT$12,900 for 8-inch Wi-Fi,...
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments decline 10% in 2Q15
Jul 28, 15:16
Global tablet shipments declined 10% sequentially and over 15% on year to reach only 45.76 million units in the second quarter, according to Digitimes Research's latest report on the global tablet market. Major markets felt the impacts of weak currencies; mid-range to entry-level large-size smartphones...
Wistron said to consider moving notebook production out of Kunshan plants
Jul 28, 14:56
Rumors have spread in the IT market that Wistron is planning to stop its notebook production in Kunshan, China and will move all its production capacity to plants in Chongqing and Chengdu in inland China. The company has responded by saying it has not yet shut down the notebook production at its Kunshan...
Brain-to-machine interface market to top US$200 million by 2020, says report
Jul 28, 14:48
With the early success of consumer wearables targeting health and fitness and recent advancements in neuroscience research technology, several manufacturers are preparing to launch Brain-to-Machine Interface (BMI) products in advance of the end-of-year holiday buying season. According to a new market...
Commentary: China notebook ODMs set to ramp up shipments
Jul 28, 11:35
Although the production capability of China-based notebook ODMs is still too small to make a significant impact on their Taiwan-based counterparts, the notebook supply chain in China stands a chance of expanding their presence in the global notebook industry.
Asustek CFO David Cheng dies
Stockwatch - Jul 27, 15:59
Asustek Computer announced on July 24 that its CFO David Cheng has died and the company is currently assisting Cheng's family handling related matters. The death so far has not yet made any major impact on the company's operation, according to a company post on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Intel to adopt Skylake CPUs in NUC and Compute Stick solutions
Jul 27, 15:46
Intel is planning to upgrade its Compute Stick and NUC solutions to feature Skylake processors starting October and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), Gigabyte Computer, Asustek Computer and ASRock are expected to launch related products. Intel is also expected to launch related end products.
Allwinner chosen to gain government support
Jul 23, 20:19
China-based tablet SoC specialist Allwinner Technology has reportedly been selected as one of the target companies able to gain financial support from the central government, which has set up a national industry investment fund focusing on investing in the construction of advanced process capacity,...
Apple sees growing Mac shipments in 2015
Jul 23, 12:07
Apple has revealed it shipped 4.8 million Mac products in its fiscal third-quarter 2015 (ended June 27, 2015), up 5% sequentially and 9% from the same period a year ago. Sources from Apple's upstream supply chain noted that their orders for Mac products for the second half are stable and the overall...
Intel preparing to release notebook Skylake in October
Jul 23, 10:06
Following the upcoming release of desktop Skylake processors at Gamescom in Germany in August, Intel's Skylake processors for notebooks will start showing up in October. The CPU giant is planning to launch a total of 18 notebook Skylake processors in the fourth quarter, looking to help boost notebook...
Taiwan market: Tsann Kuen, Lenovo enhance cooperation
Jul 22, 15:53
Tsann Kuen, an IT and consumer electronics retail chain in Taiwan, and Lenovo on July 21 strengthened their cooperation, with members of Tsann Kuen entitled to Lenovo products at discounted prices and Lenovo notebooks, tablets, desktops and other devices available for sale at all 319 Tsann Kuen chain...
Taiwan market: Samsung to unveil new Galaxy Tab S2
Jul 22, 15:41
Samsung Electronics is planning to unveil 8-inch and 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 tablets equipped with Super AMOLED screens in the Taiwan market on July 28. Both devices adopt 4:3 ratio displays as the company believes the ratio is the most suitable for reading or browsing the Internet and features a thickness...
HTC to seek partnerships with game developers for HTC Vive
Jul 22, 11:43
HTC will showcase its forthcoming virtual reality device, the HTC Vive, at Taipei Game Developer Forum (TGDF) to be held from July 23-24, according to the forum organizers. The forum is being organized by the Institute for Information Industry (III) and International Game Developers Association (IGDA)...
DRAM contract prices to fall further, says DRAMeXchange
Jul 21, 22:03
DRAM contract prices discontinued their six-month rally in November 2014, and have fallen since, according to DRAMeXchange. Growing chip supplies, coupled with weak PC sales and decelerating smartphone demand, have caused the prices to continue falling.
Tablet vendors pushing new strategies for tablet business line
Jul 20, 15:23
As demand for tablets has been weakening, tablet brand vendors worldwide have been adjusting their strategies for the product line. Apple and Microsoft are both planning to release large-size tablets or 2-in-1s with disaplys bigger thatn 12-inch, while Asustek Computer and Samsung Electronics are pushing...
Taiwan market: Dell unveils 2 ruggedized notebooks
Jul 16, 22:17
Dell on July 16 unveiled the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme, a 12-inch ruggedized 2-in-1 convertible, and Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme, a 14-inch ruggedized notebook, for launch in the Taiwan market.
Apple introduces new iPod touch
Jul 16, 14:41
Apple has introduced its latest iPod touch and unveiled a new lineup of colors for all iPod models, including gray, silver, gold, pink and blue. The iPod touch features a new 8 megapixel iSight camera for photos, FaceTime HD camera, the A8 chip and the M8 motion coprocessor.
Microsoft new Surface tablet expected to be launched in October
Jul 16, 12:22
Following the recent market rumor that Microsoft has placed a large order for Samsung Electronics' 256GB solid state drive (SSD) to be used for its new Surface tablet, the related upstream supply chain reportedly has recently been notified to start mass shipments of components in September with the...
Asustek expected to ship 6-7 million tablets in 2015, down 30% on year, says paper
Newswatch - Jul 14, 22:50
Asustek Computer is planning to release inexpensive ZenPad series tablets to help boost its tablet shipments in 2015, but some market watchers still expect the company's tablet shipments to reach only 6-7 million units in 2015, down 30% from 9.4 million units in 2014, according to a Chinese-language...
Taiwan notebook ODMs face growing competition from China-based LCFC, Uniwill
Jul 14, 22:04
China-based ODMs LCFC (Hefei) Electronics Technology and Uniwill Technology are expected to have notebook shipments in 2015 significantly increasing on year, posing increasing competitive pressure on Taiwan-based notebook ODMs, mainly Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec, according...
Asustek Computer expects 2015 tablet business to break even
Jul 14, 22:00
Asustek Computer suffered operating losses for its tablet business operations in 2014 and the first half of 2015 but has adjusted its supply chain and decreased the number of new models to reduce total operating cost, and thereby expects its tablet business operations in 2015 to break even, according...
Wearable device orders may not be strong enough to support supply chain growth
Jul 14, 15:14
Although many brand vendors have launched wearable products, orders for wearable devices may not be sufficient to drive growth for related component suppliers. The vendors have many different devices and each of them needs only a small amount of components support, according to sources from the upstream...
Altek sees June revenues drop
Stockwatch - Jul 13, 16:30
Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$955 million (US$30.8 million) for June 2015, representing a 1.11% drop on month and 25.76% drop on year.
Upstream supply chain expect weak 2H15 PC performance
Jul 13, 16:08
With AMD having lowered its second-quarter revenues guidance, and Asustek Computer downwardly adjusting its notebook shipment goal for 2015 by almost three million units, the upstream supply chain is seriously concerned about the PC industry's performance in the second half of the year.
Apple cautious about placing orders for 12.9-inch iPad
Jul 13, 15:33
Apple's upstream supply chain is expected to start supplying components for the upcoming 12.9-inch iPad in late-September and the device is expected to become available in the market after mid-November; however, Apple is rather cautious about placing related orders and the initial shipment volume is...
Foxconn Vietnam investment plan rejected
Jul 13, 14:59
Investment Promotion Agency under Vinh Phuc Province, northern Vietnam, has rejected a US$200 million investment plan proposed by Taiwan-based EMS provider Foxconn Electronics, according to Vietnam-based Viet Nam News and Thanh Nien Daily.
Pegatron sees decreased June revenues
Jul 13, 10:45
Pegatron has reported its June consolidated revenues reached NT$70.011 billion (US$2.26 billion), down 0.80% sequentially and 6.45% on year.
Worldwide PC shipments declined 9.5% in 2Q15, says Gartner
Jul 10, 11:56
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 68.4 million units in the second quarter of 2015, a 9.5% decline from the second quarter of 2014, according to preliminary results by Gartner. This was the steepest PC shipment decline since the third quarter of 2013. PC shipments are projected to decline 4.4% in 2015.
Compal ships 3.9 million notebooks in June
Jul 10, 11:25
Compal Electronics has revealed that it shipped 3.9 million notebooks in June, up from 3.1 million units in May, and it shipped 9.6 million units in the second quarter, growing 3.2% on quarter,.