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  • Senao Networks steps into industrial computing

    Mobile + telecom | 7h 56min ago

  • Commercial TV market in China expected to reach 3.35 million in 2015, says firm

    Displays | 7h 58min ago

  • Tablet vendors looking to tackle niche markets in 2015

    Mobile + telecom | 8h ago

  • Inotera board approves NT$34.4 billion for transition to 20nm

    Bits + chips - Stockwatch | 8h 2min ago

  • Nan Ya Photonics exhibits omni-directional LED light bulb

    LED | 8h 3min ago

  • Taiwan IC design houses gearing up to offer solutions for USB Type-C

    Bits + chips | 8h 6min ago

  • Getac chairman expects over 15% on-year growth in rugged PC shipments in 2015

    IT + CE | 8h 9min ago

  • Connected embedded navigation shipments to exhibit a CAGR of 31.6% between 2015-2020, says ABI Research

    IT + CE | 8h 12min ago

  • Lenovo separates mobile business unit by brand

    Mobile + telecom | 8h 15min ago

  • LCD driver IC makers eyeing display developments in auto industry

    Before Going to Press | 8h 24min ago

  • Foxconn to cooperate with SK C&C to tap China IT service market

    Before Going to Press | 9h 48min ago

  • Taiwan market: Tsann Kuen online store ranks 5th largest B2C platform

    Before Going to Press | 9h 49min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Tianma expects new high-end display fabs to enter production in 2H15

    Before Going to Press | 9h 51min ago

  • Taiwan market: Samsung to launch Galaxy S6, S6 Edge

    Before Going to Press | 9h 51min ago

  • Qualcomm, MediaTek shifting some 28nm chip orders away from TSMC

    Before Going to Press | 9h 54min ago

  • AOpen to not deal out dividend for 2014

    Before Going to Press | 9h 55min ago

  • Pegatron to hike automation at factories in China

    Before Going to Press | 9h 55min ago

  • Green Energy Technology to not deal out dividend for 2014

    Before Going to Press | 9h 57min ago

  • Qisda to deal out 2014 dividend of NT$0.60

    Before Going to Press | 9h 57min ago

  • Danen Technology suffers 2014 loss

    Before Going to Press | 9h 58min ago

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Acer turns profitable in 2014 with EPS of NT$0.66

Mar 25, 21:52

Acer has released its 2014 financial report with consolidated revenues of NT$329.68 billion (US$10.43 billion), gross margin of 8.78%, net operating profit of NT$2.71 billion, net profit of NT$1.79 billion and net EPS of NT$0.66. The company will not distribute a dividend for the year

Intel to partner with notebook players for Chromebook 2-in-1s

Mar 25, 21:48

Intel is planning to partner with Google and notebook players including Asustek Computer, Acer, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo, Quanta Computer and Pegatron Technology to launch 2-in-1 Chromebooks in the second quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Global pay TV subscriber base to surpass 1.1 billion in 2020, says ABI Research

Mar 25, 15:50

According to ABI Research, the worldwide pay TV market grew at a steady rate of 4% in 2014 to reach 923.5 million subscribers. "Despite the growth in subscriber base, weak currency exchange rates resulted in a slower increase of pay TV market service revenues. Worldwide, the pay TV market generated...

The installed base of prepaid electric meters expected to exceed 85 million by 2024, says Navigant

Mar 25, 15:49

The market for prepaid electric metering is steadily gaining ground, due to the spread of smart metering technology and growing acceptance of the idea of prepaying for services. Paying in advance for electricity not only helps utilities improve their cash flow and reduce their delinquent payments,...

China market buoying iPhone shipments

Mar 24, 20:58

Sales of Apple's iPhone 6 have been strong particularly in China driving growth in the smartphone's shipments, according to sources at upstream suppliers.

China market driving iPhone shipment growth

Inventec aims to ship 65-70 million devices in 2105

Mar 24, 20:35

Inventec aims to ship 65-70 million devices of various types in 2015, increasing 30-40% on year, the company said at a March 24 investors conference.

Foxconn teams up with Tencent, China Harmony Auto to tap into smart electric vehicle market

Mar 24, 15:09

Foxconn Electronics has signed a strategic agreement with China-based Internet service provider Tencent Holdings and luxury auto dealer China Harmony Auto Holding for tapping the Internet-connected smart electric vehicle market.

Connected medical imaging equipment to grow at 17% CAGR, says ABI Research

Mar 23, 16:03

The installed base of the connected medical imaging equipment market consisting primarily of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, computed tomography (CT) scanners, and X-ray machines is set to grow at a 17% CAGR between 2014-2020, according to ABI Research. Worldwide, the operating economics...

As tablets slow and PCs face ongoing challenges, smartphones to grab ever-larger share of SCD market through 2019, says IDC

Mar 23, 16:01

According to a new forecast from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Smart Connected Device Tracker, the combined market of smartphones, tablets plus 2-in-1s, and PCs is set to grow from 1.8 billion units in 2014 to 2.5 billion units in 2019. During that time, smartphones will grow to represent the overwhelming...

Digitimes Research: White-box tablet players turn to Windows 2-in-1s using Intel Bay Trail in 2Q15

Mar 23, 15:51

Shipments for white-box tablets using Intel solutions enjoyed significant growth on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2014 and are expected to see flat performance or drop slightly in the first quarter of 2015 despite the quarter being the traditional slow season. Compared to shipments for MediaTek,...

Supply chain has weak order visibility for 3Q15 despite Windows 10 launch

Mar 23, 15:32

With Intel having recently lowered its revenue forecast for the first quarter, sources from the upstream supply chain have pointed out that channel demand remains weak and order visibility until the third quarter is still unclear. Despite the fact that Microsoft is planning to release Windows 10 in...

Asustek Computer to deal out 2014 dividend of NT$17

Stockwatch - Mar 20, 11:26

Asustek Computer on March 19 decided to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$17 (US$0.54) for 2014, accounting for 64.86% of the corresponding net EPS of NT$26.21.

Smart cities will use 1.1 billion connected things in 2015, says Gartner

Mar 20, 11:08

Increasing urbanization is putting unprecedented pressure on city mayors to constantly balance the challenge of resource constraints against environmental sustainability concerns. Because of this, Gartner estimates that 1.1 billion connected things will be used by smart cities in 2015, rising to 9.7...

Asustek recruiting new blood for emerging businesses

Mar 19, 13:32

Asustek Computer is planning to hire 1,000 new employees in 2015 starting March as the company has been aggressively expanding its emerging businesses such as Internet of things (IoT) and wearable devices. Asustek currently has about 10,000 employees worldwide.

Asustek recruiting new blood for emerging businesses

Taiwan market: Epson launches color image scanner Epson Perfection V800 Photo

Mar 19, 12:12

Seiko Epson has launched Epson Perfection V800 Photo, a flatbed color image scanner, in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$29,990 (US$952).

Epson Perfection V800 Photo color image scanner

More touchscreen notebook offerings expected in 2015, as panel pricing drops

Mar 19, 12:06

According to upstream providers of touch panels, developments in the processing of on-cell TFT LCD panels is allowing makers to reduce their costs, which has caught the attention of notebook vendors and may lead to an increased variety of touchscreen notebook offerings later this year.

TCL and Cisco launch new mobile cross-terminal platform

Mar 18, 22:07

TCL Communication in cooperation with Cisco at CeBIT 2015 have announced a new commercial cloud platform solution that is a multi-party HD video service aimed at providing users with a high-quality collaborative communications platform. The platform will be accessible across multiple sources, coupled...

Synnex Technology nets NT$3.16 for 2014

Mar 18, 15:12

IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on March 18 released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2014, posting net EPS of NT$3.16 (US$0.10), according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Dual-OS tablets becoming popular in white-box market, but Google GMS remains an obstacle

Mar 18, 15:04

China's second-tier and white-box players have recently turned their focuses to dual-OS (operating system) tablets and are aggressively preparing to ship these products to overseas markets.

New 12-inch MacBook expected to make up 15-20% of overall MacBook shipments in 2015

Mar 17, 21:44

The 12-inch MacBook is expected to make up 15-20% of Apple's overall shipments of MacBook series devices in 2015, according to panel supply chains.

Sony announces fiscal 3Q14 financial results

Mar 17, 19:59

Sony has announced its financial results for fiscal third-quarter 2014, ending December 31, 2014. Sales and operating revenues were JPY2.566 trillion (US$21.213 billion), an increase of 6.5% on year.

Hospitals to benefit as IoT services increase lab test efficiency to 3.02 billion more tests by 2020, says ABI Research

Mar 17, 16:01

Hospital laboratories are the smallest share of laboratory locations yet diagnostic test equipment run more tests than any other medical testing facility provider. Connectivity to lab equipment and the services enabled by that connectivity will increase total global laboratory test throughput to over...

Studio A launches smart blood glucose/pressure monitoring system

Mar 17, 15:29

Studio A, an Apple Premium Reseller in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, on March 16 announced the launch of Fora D40, a smart blood glucose/pressure monitoring system for telehealth care, for sale in the three markets.

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile launches stainless steel SmartWatch 3

Newswatch - Mar 17, 13:58

Sony Mobile Communications has launched the stainless steel version of its SmartWatch 3 in the Taiwan market priced at NT$9,990 (US$315).

VAIO expected to become strong competitor to Sony in smartphone industry

Mar 16, 22:18

Japan-based notebook brand vendor VAIO, originally Sony's notebook department that was later sold to investment firm Japan Industrial Partners (JIP), has recently launched a VAIO branded smartphone and is expected to become a strong competitors of Sony's Xperia smartphones, according to sources from...

PC long-term outlook improves slightly, says IDC

Mar 13, 16:38

Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by 4.9% in 2015, a drop from the previous forecast of 3.3%, while growth projections for 2016 and 2017 were raised slightly, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Fourth-quarter-2014 results were 1.7% ahead of forecast, but economic and product...

Worldwide tablet growth hits brakes, slowing to low single digits in the years ahead, says IDC

Mar 13, 16:05

Following the first on-year decline in worldwide tablet shipments in the fourth quarter of 2014, IDC has scaled back its five-year forecast for the product category. Worldwide shipments are expected to reach 234.5 million units in 2015, a modest on-year increase of 2.1% from 2014. Although the outlook...

MacBook unlikely to surpass 450,000 in sales during 1H15, says report

Newswatch - Mar 13, 14:25

The new 12-inch MacBook recently announced from Apple that is set to be released on April 10 is unlikely to see more than 450,000 in sales during the first half of 2015 due to limited demand for notebooks coupled with slowdowns in production of Retina display panels, according to Taiwan-based Tech...

AOpen to cooperate with Google to develop Chrome-based digital signage solutions

Mar 12, 22:43

AOpen on March 12 announced cooperation with Google to develop Chrome OS-based digital signage solutions and will unveil three in the second quarter of 2015.

Japan makers eyeing wearable and health-related robots

Mar 12, 22:37

Japan-based makers are continuing to develop an assortment of robots including wearable units and health-related devices, with ActiveLink and Innophys at the forefront.

Connected audio products to grow at a CAGR of 88% from 2010-2018, says IHS

Mar 12, 15:44

Annual shipments of connected audio products, including wireless speakers, wireless soundbars, and connected AV receivers, are expected to grow at a CAGR of 88%, from 1.5 million units in 2010 to nearly 66 million units in 2018, according to IHS.

HP unveils ultra-thin enterprise notebooks

Mar 12, 14:48

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has unveiled its new enterprise notebooks, the EliteBook Folio 1020 and 1020 Special Edition in Bangkok, Thailand.

Nick Lazaridis, senior vice president of Printing and Personal Systems business

Taiwan market: LG launches mobile products for teenagers and children

Mar 12, 11:59

LG Electronics has launched a new mid-range smartphone the LG AKA for the 10-18 age group and the KizOn smart bracelet for children in the Taiwan market.

Commentary: Why smart thermostats have a limited market in China

Mar 11, 22:11

Smart home applications are one of the major focuses as part of the ever-growing IoT industry in 2015 and there is much discussion over how to control and connect appliances such as thermostats, refrigerators and washing machines. In western nations where homes are built around centralized air and...

Quanta sees revenues drop in February

Stockwatch - Mar 11, 15:10

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$55.015 billion (US$1.74 billion) for February 2015, representing a 21.55% drop on month and 20.64% drop on year.

Digitimes Research: Home electronics market witnesses new HDR TVs and smart home development in February

Mar 11, 15:00

The February 2015 home electronics market witnessed several developments, including GE Appliances further integrating into the smart home market coupled with the launch of new high-end high dynamic range (HDR) TVs, according to Digitimes Research.

Acer revenues fall in February

Stockwatch - Mar 11, 14:43

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.644 billion (US$652.82 million) for February 2015, representing a 9.09% drop on month and 15.64% drop on year.

Asustek suffers revenues drop in February

Mar 11, 14:34

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$34.79 billion (US$1.10 billion) for February 2015, decreasing 0.53% on month and 4.98% on year, and NT$69.76 billion for January-February, dipping 2.71% on year.

Digitimes Research: Apple notebook shipments to grow 30% sequentially in 2Q15 thanks to new MacBook products

Mar 11, 14:23

Apple is set to ship its new 12-inch MacBook on April 10 and has also upgraded the specifications of its MacBook Pro/Air notebooks. At the same time, Apple is reducing the inventory of previous-generation products that are expected to be cannalized by the new offerings. During this transition period,...

Digitimes Research: Notebook shipments by major brands, ODMs decline in February

Mar 11, 10:47

Notebook shipments (excluding detachable models) by the world's top-five brands and top-three ODMs declined 13% and 18%, respectively, in February, affected by reduced work days in the month, high inventory levels of consumer models left over from the previous year, as well as the impact caused by...

Wistron expects 2015 total shipments to grow 20% on year, says chairman

Mar 10, 22:38

Wistron expects total shipments in 2015 to increase 20% on year, with smart devices to grow 25%, ODM and white-box (direct sale) servers over 10%, and notebooks to remain unchanged, chairman and CEO Simon Lin said at a March 10 investors conference.

Altek expects operations to bottom out in 1Q15

Mar 10, 20:27

Digital camera ODM Altek, viewing that its in-house-developed dual-lens solutions have been adopted by two smartphone vendors for launch in the second quarter of 2015, expects its operations to bottom out in the first quarter, the company said at a March 10 investors conference.

Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and MacBook Air

Mar 10, 14:05

Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with the new Force Touch trackpad, fifth-generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Graphics 6100, two times faster flash and longer battery life. Apple also updated the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air with fifth-generation Intel Core...

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina notebook

Apple unveils new ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook

Mar 10, 12:19

Apple has unveiled a new MacBook product line with every component having been redesigned to create a Mac that weighs two pounds and is 13.1mm thin, according to the vendor. The new MacBook features a 12-inch Retina display, a full-size keyboard, the new Force Touch trackpad, a USB-C port for data...

Apple new 12-inch ultra-thin MacBook

Commentary: Apple Watch likely to become top player in smartwatch market

Mar 10, 12:04

Apple Watch is likely to become the top player in the smartwatch market following it official debut on March 9 although it came late compared to rival vendors including Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications who had already released comparable models 1-2 years ago.

Apple Watch available in 9 countries on April 24

Mar 10, 11:26

Apple has announced that the Apple Watch will be available on April 24 to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US.

Apple Watch smartwatches

Synnex Technology February revenues down on month, year

Mar 9, 21:46

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on March 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.8 billion (US$565 million) for February, decreasing by 28.1% on month and by 23.1% on year.

Notebook ODMs see on-month revenue decline in February

Mar 9, 21:33

Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have announced their revenues for February, all dropping from a month ago. Wistron's February revenues had the least on-month decline among the three.

Apple Watch shipments to reach 4.8 million units in 1Q15; 9 million in 2Q15

Mar 9, 16:10

Apple is expected to unveil the Apple Watch on March 9. Shipments will reach 4.8 million units in the first quarter and about nine million in the second, according to sources in the supply chain.

Vendors have conservative outlooks for tablets in 2015, say supply chains

Mar 9, 14:51

Following the rise of larger-size smartphones in 2014, tablet vendors have seen their shipments affected and estimate that shipments will see flat or downward growth in 2015.

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