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Synnex Technology International reports revenues for January 2016

Stockwatch - Feb 5, 12:26

Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.68 billion (US$856 million) for January 2016, representing a 15.32% drop on month and 16.34% drop on year. 54.7% of consolidated revenues came from IT and related product lines, 6.6% from communication products, 26.1% from...

Lenovo reports fiscal 3Q15 revenues of nearly US$13 billion

Feb 5, 12:09

Lenovo has released its financial report for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 (April 2015-March 2016), posting revenues of US$12.913 billion, gross margin of 14.6%, operating profit of US$379 million and net profit of US$300 million.

Worldwide wearable devices sales to grow 18.4% in 2016, says Gartner

Feb 5, 11:27

Gartner has forecast that 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold worldwide in 2016, an increase of 18.4% from 232 million units in 2015. Sales of wearable electronic devices will generate revenues of US$28.7 billion in 2016. Of that, US$11.5 billion will be from smartwatches.

Global tablet shipments decline 13.7% on year in 4Q15, says IDC

Newswatch - Feb 3, 15:21

Despite the holiday season, worldwide tablet shipments declined 13.7% on year to 65.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to IDC. Total tablet shipments for 2015 were 206.8 million units, down 10.1% on year.

Microsoft ships 6.0 million Surface tablets in 2015, say sources

Feb 3, 12:07

Microsoft shipped 2.5 million Surface-series tablets in the fourth quarter of 2015, leading to total shipments for the year reaching six million units, or 50% higher than market expectations of four million, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Notebook vendors facing high channel inventory in 1Q16

Feb 2, 16:12

Notebook brand vendors are facing high channel inventories for the first quarter of 2016 as they placed increased orders to restock in the fourth quarter of 2015, but demand from the year-end holidays was not strong enough to digest volumes to a safe level.

Taiwan market: HP to shift marketing focus from market share to profitability

Feb 1, 16:01

Viewing that Taiwan has become a developed PC market, Hewlett-Packard (HP) will adjust its strategy through shifting focus from market share to profitability and thereby will strengthen promotions of market-niche consumer PCs and business-use models, according to HP Taiwan chairman Steven Hu.

Fierce competition eliminating small gaming product players

Feb 1, 15:00

With competition growing fierce in the gaming PC market, several gaming peripheral vendors have quit the market, unable to bear the increasing losses, and some channel retailers are concerned that gaming PC players could be the next to fade from the market.

Commentary: Apple expected to see decreasing profits from hardware

Jan 29, 11:47

Apple is expected to see difficulties maintaining strong hardware sales, as sales of iPhone, iPad and Mac-series products during its fiscal first quarter of 2016 were all weaker than expected. Since mature markets are unlikely to see significant growth, while the China market is filled with uncertainties,...

Production of new 4K iPad Air to begin in 2Q16, say Taiwan makers

Jan 28, 15:29

Apple is expected to unveil new models of its iPad Air in March 2016 and production will start in the second quarter, with General Interface Solution and TPK Holding to supply touch panels, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Apple estimated to ship 20 million Macs in 2016

Jan 28, 15:27

Apple's Mac-series product shipments are expected to remain at a level similar to that of 2015 at around 20 million units in 2016, but despite flat shipment performance, new MacBook and iMac products for 2016 are expected to boost the company's overall product ASPs, according to sources from the supply...

BenQ Materials expanding production of medical applications

Jan 28, 15:25

BenQ Materials is constructing new facilities for producing medical products that will go into production in 2017, according to the company.

Supply chain braces for possible merger of Vaio, Toshiba, Fujitsu PC units

Jan 28, 14:45

Japan-based PC brand vendors Vaio (previously Sony), Toshiba and Fujitsu reportedly are ready to merge their notebook businesses into a company, a move which will affect Taiwan-based notebook ODMs, particularly Pegatron Technology, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Apple reports record fiscal 1Q16 results

Jan 27, 14:11

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 first quarter ended December 26, 2015. The Company posted record quarterly revenues of US$75.9 billion and record quarterly net income of US$18.4 billion, or US$3.28 per diluted share.

EMEA PC market contracted by 18.2%, says IDC

Jan 27, 14:04

PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) reached 20.8 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, an 18.2% decrease on year, according to IDC. After a strong shipment push of devices under Microsoft's Bing promotion from summer 2014 to January 2015, the focus for hardware manufacturers...

Increasing adoption of Ultra HD panels for notebooks may push down prices

Jan 27, 13:56

As notebook brand vendors including Asustek Computer, Lenovo, Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Micro-Star International (MSI) have been using Ultra HD panels for their high-end models, the increasing adoption is likely to drive down related panel prices, according to supply chain makers.

Second-generation Apple Watch to enter mass production in 2Q15

Jan 26, 14:31

The second-generation Apple Watch is expected to enter mass production in the second quarter with Quanta Computer to be the sole manufacturer of the device, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Asia Pacific PC market dips 8% in 2015, says IDC

Jan 25, 15:15

PC shipments in Asia Pacific (including Japan) totaled 107.6 million units in 2015, according to IDC's preliminary results. This accounted for a 7.7% on-year decrease and a steeper contraction from the 5.7% on-year drop in 2014. In the fourth quarter of 2015, the market declined by 6.5% on year, reaching...

ODMs eye gaming notebook orders

Jan 25, 14:56

Seeing competition growing fierce in the gaming notebook market, notebook ODMs have been aggressively looking to land related orders from brand vendors. Compal Electronics is the manufacturer of Dell's Alienware series gaming notebooks, while Clevo has acquired gaming notebook orders from China-based...

TV continues to lead advertising market in Japan, online advertising coming on strong, says IHS

Jan 25, 14:31

Though the Web would seem to be the obvious go-to medium for advertisers in the smartphone era, Japan-based advertisers are still primarily focusing their attention on TV commercials to deliver their brand message. In 2015, TV commercials accounted for 41% of total net advertising revenues in Japan,...

Gigabyte 2015 EPS estimated at NT$2.90-3.10

Jan 25, 11:20

Gigabyte Technology is expected to record net EPS of NT$2.90-3.10 for 2015 business operations, slipping 18.8-24.1% on year, according to market analysts.

Foxconn ramps up Pepper robot output in China, say reports

Jan 22, 16:13

Japan-based Softbank has announced it will begin selling its Pepper robots at 100 physical Softbank Shops on January 28, indicating that its production partner Foxconn Electronics has ramped up production, according to Japan-based media reports.

Taiwan market: Dell launches XPS 13, XPS 15 notebooks

Jan 22, 15:54

Dell has launched two Windows 10 notebooks, the 13-inch XPS 13 equipped with Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor and 15-inch XPS 15 equipped with Core i7 processor in the Taiwan market. Both have Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 2GB GDDR5 GPUs. The XPS 13 is priced at NT$39,900-69,900 (US$1,186-2,078 and XPS...

Pegatron to buy back 50 million shares

Stockwatch - Jan 22, 15:09

Pegatron Technology on January 21 announced it will buy back 50 million common shares of its stock at a price interval of NT$46.30-80.00 (US$1.37-2.37) per share during the period from January 22 to March 21, 2016, or a maximum spend of NT$4 billion.

Asustek, Gigabyte to ship 4.2-4.5 million own-brand motherboards each in 1Q16

Jan 22, 13:48

Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology are expected to ship 4.2-4.5 million own-brand motherboards in the first quarter of 2016, increasing 5-10% on quarter but slightly decreasing on year, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Huawei, Xiaomi to release sub-13-inch 2-in-1 devices

Jan 22, 12:23

China-based Huawei Device is set to launch its first notebook in April using a 12.9-inch display and Windows 10, while Xiaomi Technology will launch a notebook with a sub-13-inch display and a dual-operating system (OS) design using Windows 10 and MIUI, according to a Chinese-language NetEase...

Worldwide spending on 3D printing forecast to grow at a CAGR of 27% to more than US$26 billion in 2019, says IDC

Jan 22, 10:25

According to IDC, global spending on 3D printing will grow at a 27% CAGR from nearly US$11 billion in 2015 to US$26.7 billion in 2019.

Asustek gives BYD orders for about 1.5 million notebooks in 2016

Jan 21, 15:17

Asustek Computer reportedly has outsourced orders for about 1.5 million notebooks to China-based EMS provider BYD, equivalent to less than 10% of Asustek's total notebook shipments in 2016, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Acer founder Stan Shih praises Acer for managing to stay profitable

Jan 21, 15:02

Acer founder Stan Shih, at a recent event, praised Acer for doing good work and pointed out that although Acer has seen its revenues drop, it still managed to stay profitable.

Consumer drone shipments to exceed 90 million and generate US$4.6 billion in revenues by 2025, says ABI Research

Jan 21, 14:54

The consumer drone market continues to exhibit dramatic growth as users look to use them to enrich their pastimes and activities. According to ABI Research, more than 90 million consumer unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will ship during 2025, up from 4.9 million in 2014 with a CAGR of 30.4% over the...

Compal Electronics to adjust ODM organization into 2 business groups

Jan 21, 10:54

Compal Electronics will adjust its ODM organization into PC and smart device business groups, with the former to cover notebooks, desktops and servers and the latter tablets, smartphones and LCD TVs, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Leica to launch range-finder digital camera

Jan 20, 14:52

Germany-based Leica Camera AG will launch the Leica M (Typ 262), a range-finder digital camera, in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$210,000 (US$6,231, camera body only), according to Leica's Taiwan sales agent Schmidt Marketing (Taiwan).

Clevo chairman invests in hotels in China

Jan 20, 11:04

Kent Hsu, chairman for Taiwan-based PC vendor and ODM Clevo, has invested in the hotel industry in China through cooperation with Hyatt, with its first hotel, Haytt Regency Changchun, in northeastern China, unveiled on January 19, according to Clevo.

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments in 2016 to fall 2.5% on year

Jan 19, 21:26

There were 157.4 million notebooks shipped globally in 2015, decreasing 9% on year, and the shipments will further slip 2.5% to 153.5 million units in 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

HTC reportedly to set up independent VR company

Jan 19, 11:33

HTC plans to spin off its virtual reality (VR) business unit to form an independent company in a bid boost its VR business operations, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.

Samsung, Oculus and HTC ready to strive in VR market

Jan 18, 21:32

The global virtual reality (VR) market is expected to begin gaining momentum soon as Samsung Electronics, Oculus and HTC are ready to compete with each other in the sector, according to industry sources.

New Kinpo Group sees growing contributions from Southeast Asia

Jan 18, 15:48

The New Kinpo Group is seeing its investments in Southeast Asia countries such as Thailand and the Philippines as well as Brazil starting to make contributions and is also planning to expand its investments in the Philippines in 2016. With the growths, the New Kinpo Group expects its revenues to grow...

Compal to set up smartphone factory in India

Jan 18, 11:22

Compal Electronics will set up a factory in New Delhi, India, specifically for assembly of smartphones for 3-4 vendors, with production to begin in March 2016, according to company president Ray Chen.

Dell pushing Inspiron 7000 series for mid-range gaming sector

Jan 15, 15:53

Dell has recently been pushing its Inspiron 7000 series notebooks to compete against Acer, Asustek and Micro-Star International's (MSI) mid-range gaming notebook products and will have its sub-brand Alienware continue targeting the top-end gaming market.

Notebook competition to grow fiercer in 2016

Jan 15, 11:51

The notebook market is expected to see fiercer competition in 2016 than the previous years due to factors including Samsung Electronics having reorganized its notebook business to push new products for 2016; Xiaomi's entry into the notebook market; and vendors competing aggressively for the gaming...

Taiwan market: Samsung launches 18.4-inch tablet

Jan 15, 11:45

Samsung Electronics has unveiled Galaxy View, a 18.4-inch tablet featuring in-house-developed Exynos 7580 1.6GHz 8-core processor, Full HD resolution, 2GB memory and 32GB storage, a 2.1-megapixel front camera, dimensions of 451.5 (H) by 275.8 (W) by 11.9 (D)mm and a weight of 2.65kg, for launch in...

Taiwan market: Consumer and enterprise demand for consumer electronics and smartphones to pick up in January

Jan 14, 22:05

The Taiwan government's subsidies on home appliances and handsets to promote power-saving products and 4G services are expected to boost consumer demand for consumer electronics and smartphones in January. Meanwhile, demand from enterprises will also pick up as companies are also choosing consumer...

Worldwide smart home device shipments to nearly double in 2016, says ABI Research

Jan 14, 15:16

The raft of smart home devices displayed at CES 2016 highlights the growth and potential of the smart home market. Over the next 12 months, smart home device sales will nearly double on year, as the groundwork and service offerings developed over the past few years provide solid impetus for wider adoption...

PC market finishes 2015 as expected, hopefully setting the stage for a more stable future, says IDC

Jan 13, 16:15

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, an on-year decline of 10.6%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker . Although total shipments were in line with already conservative expectations,...

Global notebook demand to remain weak in 1H16

Jan 13, 15:56

While Taiwan-based ODMs shipped more notebooks than originally expected in December 2015, this was not due to rebounding demand, and global notebook demand will remain weak in the first half of 2016, but may rebound in the second half, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Pegatron notebook shipments up in 2015, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 12, 15:53

Pegatron Technology is estimated to have shipped 3.4-3.5 million notebooks in the fourth quarter of 2015, up 48% sequentially, while its notebook shipments for 2015 reached 10 million units in 2015, up less than 5% on year, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report

Acer revenues decline in December

Stockwatch - Jan 12, 15:47

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.59 billion (US$67.75 million) for December 2015, representing a 3.38% drop on month and 22.05% drop on year.

Asustek shifts back notebook orders from BYD to Taiwan partners

Jan 12, 15:21

Asustek Computer originally outsourced part of its 2016 notebook orders to China-based EMS provider BYD, but has recently retracted some of the orders and given them back to its Taiwan-based partners because the China-based maker was not able to stably supply the volumes that Asustek demanded. However,...

Taiwan market: Samsung announces Gear VR

Jan 12, 14:48

Samsung Electronics has announced its virtual reality (VR) device, the Gear VR in Taiwan with the availability to start on January 15, priced at NT$3,490 (US$105).

Notebook players to take measures to save costs and expand into non-PC market in 2016

Jan 12, 12:30

With the notebook market expected to continue seeing a single-digit percentage shipment decline in 2016, brand vendors and ODMs are expected to become more aggressive pushing into the Internet of Things (IoT) sector to boost their non-PC incomes and adopting components from China-based suppliers to...

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