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Amazon new 7-inch tablets to benefit Taiwan, China supply chain makers

Oct 2, 15:12

Amazon has launched a new 7-inch tablet for sale at as low as US$49.99, a campaign which is likely to benefit supply chain makers in Taiwan and China, according to industry sources.

Annual revenues for drone and robotics technologies for transmission and distribution expected to reach US$4.1 billion by 2024, says report

Oct 2, 12:06

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) and other robotic technologies are rapidly finding purpose in a variety of commercial applications, including transmission and distribution (T&D). Operators and utilities around the world are now looking to these solutions to reduce costs, improve safety,...

Taiwan market: Toshiba no longer selling consumer notebooks

Oct 2, 11:39

Toshiba has shifted its notebook marketing focus from consumer to business-use models in Asia, Latin America and Central Europe, and has stopped selling consumer notebooks in Taiwan, according to the vendor's Taiwan sales agent Grainew.

Inventec takes 90% stake in all-in-one PC maker TPV-Inventa

Oct 2, 11:24

Inventec has increased its investment in TPV-Inventa, raising its stake to 90% in the all-in-one PC manufacturing joint venture with TPV.


Digitimes Research: Startup UPQ, Sony, Kyocera highlights of Japan portable CE market in 3Q15

Oct 1, 15:59

Japan's portable consumer electronics market in the third quarter of 2015 was highlighted by the rise of innovative startup UPQ, Sony's introduction of H.ear headsets, and Kyocera's stepping into the wearable device market for healthcare applications, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Acer launches Predator products

Oct 1, 12:15

Acer has launched a number of gaming products including a tablet, and several notebooks and desktops under its Predator brand. The products will become available in Taiwan starting November.

Acer Taiwan denies layoffs

Sep 30, 15:17

In response to reports that Acer Taiwan will lay off 10% of its personnel, president Towny Huang for Acer Taiwan regional operations on September 29 clarified that Acer Taiwan's average contribution per employee was found to be 10-20% lower than competitors' and therefore it will propose measures to...

Pegatron lands OEM orders for Asustek gaming notebook

Sep 30, 14:57

Pegatron Technology has obtained orders for Asustek Computer's gaming notebooks including the GX700 flagship model featuring GTX980 graphics card, a 17-inch Ultra HD panel and water-cooling, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Targeting niche markets: Q&A with ST Liu, president of Acer handset unit

Sep 30, 11:34

Notebook vendor Acer aims to ship at least five million smartphones in 2015 and plans to hike the shipments to 10 million units in 2016. But Acer will not spend a lot of money for just ramping up its market share. Instead, Acer will develop models with innovative specifications for specific market...

ST Liu, president of Acer handset business

Worldwide shipments of 3D printers to reach more than 490,000 in 2016, says Gartner

Sep 29, 20:27

Worldwide shipments of 3D printers will reach 496,475 units in 2016, up 103% from the predicted 244,533 units in 2015, according to Gartner. 3D printer shipments are forecast to more than double every year between 2016 and 2019, by which time worldwide shipments are expected to reach more than 5.6...

Singapore PC market growth driven by mobile PCs in 1H15, says Gartner

Sep 29, 15:25

PC shipments in Singapore totaled 588,300 units in the first half of 2015, a 12% increase over the same period last year, according to Gartner.

Acer encouraging staff to transfer to BYOC business

Sep 29, 14:00

Acer has been encouraging its staff to transfer to the Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business and is planning to adjust its performance evaluation program to boost workers' willingness to transfer.

Notebook vendors gearing up to push new 2-in-1s in 4Q15

Sep 29, 13:41

Notebook brand vendors including Asustek Computer, Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell are preparing to launch their new Skylake-based 2-in-1 devices starting October and expect these devices to attract consumer demand to help boost their performance in 2015, according to sources from the upstream...

Asustek takes 40% share in global gaming notebook shipments in 1H15

Sep 25, 12:33

Asustek Computer was the largest gaming notebook vendor in the first half of 2015 and acquired a share of around 40% in shipments of gaming notebooks featuring Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M, 960M, 970M and 980M graphics cards, according to sources from the supply chain.

Worldwide IT spending across vertical industries to decline 3.5% in 2015, says Gartner

Sep 24, 16:08

Worldwide IT spending across vertical industries is forecast to total US$2.69 trillion in 2015, a 3.5% decrease from 2014, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. Analysts said the rising US dollar is chiefly responsible for the slowdown.

Interchangeable lens cameras are on course to reach 70% of the overall digital camera market, says firm

Sep 24, 16:01

The overall worldwide digital camera market reached 49.3 million units in 2014. Interchangeable Lens (IL) cameras grew as a share of the overall camera market in 2014, accounting for almost one-third of volumes and more significantly, 62% of value. IL cameras are set to continue rising as a share of...

HTC gearing up for virtual reality applications

Sep 24, 15:58

High Tech Computer (HTC) has been aggressively pushing into the virtual reality industry and in addition to plans to launch its virtual reality device HTC Vive in October and release the device by the end of 2015, the company has also formed a strategic alliance with game developer Valve and invested...

Head mounted display shipments to reach 65 million in 2020, says report

Sep 24, 15:52

All Head Mounted Display (HMD) segments will see strong growth over the coming years. The total HMD market is expected to ship around 65 million units in 2020, with a CAGR of 88%. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) represents the next revolution in consumer electronics, and at the forefront...

Xiaomi fast expanding ecosystem raises concerns, say sources

Sep 24, 09:59

Xiaomi Technology has extended its product lines from mobile devices to include tablets, TVs, STBs, headsets, smart bracelets and financial products, a move which has raised concerns of a chain reaction that could eventually lead to chaos for Xiaomi, according to industry sources.

Inventec Appliances helping Xiaomi develop notebook

Sep 23, 16:01

Inventec's affiliated smartphone ODM Inventec Appliances is helping China-based Xiaomi Technology develop a notebook featuring a new mobile Internet concept, with the development to be finished in the first half of 2016, according to Inventec chairman Richard Lee.

Telcos snapping at the heels of the established pay-TV operators, says Futuresource

Sep 23, 15:41

Traditional operators will need to keep a close eye on telcos rising interest in the TV space as operators' make their mark both in western Europe and other key regions.

Inventec to construct office buildings in Shanghai

Sep 23, 11:41

Notebook ODM Inventec is demolishing an idle factory in the west of Shanghai, eastern China, and will construct two 18-story commercial/office buildings on the site, with completion scheduled for 2018, according to company chairman Richard Lee.

Acer expects 80% growth in 2-in-1 device shipments in 2015

Sep 22, 15:46

With Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's upcoming Surface Pro 4 2-in-1 device expected to stimulate demand, Acer's Notebook Business Group president Jerry Kao expects the company's 2-in-1 device shipments to grow over 80% on year in 2015 and Acer will become a top-3 player in the related market.

Several notebook vendors may not finish RFQ for 2016 orders until 4Q15

Sep 22, 12:46

Despite the fact that notebook brand vendors usually finish their request for quotation (RFQ) for notebook orders for next year before September, several vendors are currently still in the RFQ process for their 2016 notebook orders and may not finalize them until late October or November as Intel has...

Taiwan pushing Industry 4.0 developments geared toward smart production

Sep 21, 22:51

The Taiwan Electronic Equipment Industry Association (TEEIA) has formed an Industry 4.0 group that will be geared toward fostering development of smart factory and production processes in Taiwan in order to help local makers stay competitive in the market.

E Ink pairs with Rimowa and Lufthansa to develop smart luggage

Sep 21, 20:38

Rimowa and Lufthansa have jointly launched the Rimowa Electronic Tag, a mobility solution for luggage that features an embedded digital bag tag and incorporates E Ink Mobius technology.

E Ink partnering to develop Rimowa Electric Tag technology

Acer expects mid-range to high-end notebooks to account for 40% sales in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 21, 15:53

Acer is planning to increase its mid-range and high-end notebooks' proportion in overall sales to 40% in 2016, double from 2015. The move is expected to help raise Acer's notebook ASP and the company also expects its sales in 2016 to grow 5% from 2015, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily...

Large-screen smartphones erode total personal computing unit growth, says IC Insights

Sep 21, 15:16

Five years ago, touchscreen tablets began pouring into the personal computing marketplace, stealing growth from standard personal computers and signaling the start of what has been widely described as the "post-PC" era. Led by Apple's iPads, tablet shipments overtook notebook PCs in 2013,...

Server DRAM prices down 15%, says DRAMeXchange

Sep 21, 15:11

Average contract prices for server DRAM chips have fallen 15% since the beginning of the third quarter, due to weak demand, according to DRAMeXchange.

MediaTek chipsets power new Amazon devices

Sep 18, 16:27

MediaTek has announced that its chipset solutions will power an array of Amazon consumer products, including the Amazon Fire TV, and Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets.

Thin and terminal client outlook lowered due to project delays and exchange rate challenges, says IDC

Sep 18, 15:35

The global thin and terminal client market deteriorated during the second quarter of 2015, declining 8.9% on year, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Client Device Tracker.

Virtual reality in spotlight at Tokyo Game Show 2015

Sep 18, 15:32

Tokyo Game Show 2015 is beingn held in Chiba, Japan from September 17-20 and virtual-reality gaming is a spotlight at the show.

India PC market declines 13% in 2Q15, says Gartner

Sep 18, 15:12

The combined desktop-based and mobile PC market in India totaled nearly 2.2 million units in the second quarter of 2015, a 13% decrease over the second quarter of 2014, according to Gartner.

Digitimes Research: CMOS DSCs see growing ASP in August

Sep 18, 10:46

Digitimes Research has found that ASPs for CMOS-based compact digital camera models in August rose 13% from June as many vendors have launched their new high-end DSCs such as Sony's RX10 II and RX100 IV, Canon's G3 X and Panasonic's FZ300. Most of these devices come with 1-inch large-size sensors and...

Digitimes Research: Apple Watch unit sales in 2015 estimated at 9-12 million

Sep 17, 15:52

Apple Watch sales are estimated at 9-12 million units despite the fact that the company is planning to sell the wearable in more markets.

Inventec, Kingsoft cooperate to compile cross-strait dictionary

Sep 17, 14:55

Inventec has cooperated with China-based software developer Kingsoft to compile a dictionary which contrasts about 110,000 terms used in daily life in Taiwan with corresponding terms used in China, according to Inventec.

Market for connected patient monitoring equipment to grow at a 21% CAGR, driven by regulations and aging populations, says firm

Sep 17, 14:18

New market forecasts from ABI Research show that the connected hospital patient monitoring equipment market consisting primarily of blood pressure monitors, pulse oximeters, and electrocardiogram monitors is set to grow at a 21.1% CAGR between 2014 and 2020.This increase is driven largely by government...

Microsoft to unveil Windows 10 Mobile-based devices in October

Sep 17, 11:11

Microsoft is expected to unveil Windows 10 Mobile-based mobile devices, including Lumia smartphones and Surface tablets, at a product event to be held in New York on October 6, according to industry sources.

Commentary: Taiwan notebook ODMs may not see profitability improve in 2H15

Sep 17, 11:05

The top-four Taiwan-based notebook ODMs all saw their profits decline significantly in the second quarter of 2015, and it still remains unclear if they can turn around in the second half of the year amid slowing economic growth globally.

Sony promoting own crowd funding platform

Sep 16, 11:08

Sony has launched its own crowd funding platform, First Flight, to encourage employees to engage in innovative activities internally, while promoting its brand image, according to industry sources.

Middle East and Africa tablet market posts flat growth but 2-in-1 devices gain in popularity, said IDC

Sep 15, 16:18

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) tablet market (which includes 2-in-1 devices) posted flat growth of 0.3% on year in the second quarter of 2015, according to the latest figures released by IDC. A total of 4.05 million units were shipped in the second quarter of 2015, with tablets growing 0.1% on year...

Digitimes Research: Apple TV still poses little threat to video game hardware developers

Sep 15, 15:29

Despite Apple highlighting developments for improving the user experience on its new Apple TV, there has yet to be a clear direction as to how the device can create new gaming experiences compared with other hardware applications, which as a result, will not lead to serious concerns for video game...

Stylus and 2-in-1 devices to see accelerated penetration in 2016

Sep 15, 15:21

Apple's release of the iPad Pro, Microsoft's Surface series and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note series are heating up the 2-in-1 device and stylus market. Sources from the upstream supply chain expect more players to follow suit and launch products with similar designs and specifications, raising...

Quanta to remain largest all-in-one PC maker in 2016 thanks to HP orders

Sep 15, 14:19

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has recently finished its request for quotation (RFQ) process for its all-in-one PC orders for 2016 with Quanta Computer landing over 70% of the overall volume. With orders for Apple's iMacs, Quanta will remain the largest all-in-one PC maker worldwide, according to sources from...

TSMC secures A10 chip orders from Apple, says report

Sep 14, 16:20

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will be the exclusive supplier of Apple's next-generation A10 processors with volume production to kick off starting March 2016, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Taiwan market: Huawei launches MediaPad M2 8.0 tablet

Sep 14, 15:19

Huawei has launched its new connected MediaPad M2 8.0 tablet in Taiwan. The tablet is priced at NT$9,900 (US$305) and will be available at retail outlets of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) starting mid-September.

Taiwan market: Seiko Epson launches home-use projector

Sep 11, 15:16

Seiko Epson on September 10 announced the Epson EH-TW5300 in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$39,900 (US$1,218), according to Epson Taiwan Technology & Trading.

Epson EH-TW5300

Acer August revenues up on month, down on year

Sep 11, 12:23

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21 billion (US$646 million) for August 2015, growing 24.39% on month but dropping 29.66% on year, and NT$166.03 billion for January-August, slipping 22.07% on year.

Quanta Computer ships 4.1 million notebooks in August

Sep 10, 21:47

ODM Quanta Computer shipped 4.1 million notebooks in August, increasing 28.1% on month, according to the company.

Asustek sees 18% on-month growth in August revenues

Sep 10, 16:14

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$40.83 billion (US$1.25 billion) for August, up 18% on month, but down 3.2% on year. Combined consolidated revenues for January-August totaled NT$295.67 billion , down by 0.7% on year.

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