Acer provides smart health platform to Changhua Christian Hospital
Feb 24, 15:15
Acer on February 23 announced cooperation with Changhua Christian Hospital in central Taiwan, which will adopt Acer's aBeing Wellness cloud-based health platform for remote tracking and care of chronic patients on a long-term basis, with both sides to further cooperate to develop artificial intelligence...
iPad supply chain makers likely to report disappointing 1Q17 sales
Feb 24, 10:48
First-quarter 2017 results of Taiwan-based makers in the iPad supply chain, notably touch panel makers TPK Holding and General Interface Solution (GIS), are hanging in the balance, depending on when Apple is going release its new iPad Pro lineup, according to industry sources.
Asustek likely to unveil new 2-in-1 model at MWC 2017
Newswatch - Feb 23, 15:29
Asustek Computer is expected to unveil a new 2-in-1 notebook model, the ZenFlip UX370, at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Asustek adjusting tablet operations
Feb 20, 10:50
Asustek Computer is adjusting its tablet operations by decreasing the number of models developed, focusing shipments on fewer overseas markets, and transferring a portion of its about 1,000 employees specifically working on tablets to its VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality), and smartphone...
HTC takes VR lead in China, says Canalys
Feb 18, 11:06
Shipments of VR headsets totaled 300,000 units in China in 2016, making it the world's second-largest market with a 15% share, according to Canalys.
Lenovo quarterly sales down 6% on year
Feb 16, 14:48
Lenovo has announced results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2016. Quarterly revenues were US$12.2 billion, a 6% decrease year-on-year. Third quarter pre-tax income was US$101 million, a 68% decline year-on-year. Net income fell 67% year-on-year to US$98 million.
Asustek expects sequential drop in 1Q17 revenues
Feb 16, 11:55
Asustek Computer expects first-quarter 2017 revenues from the PC product line to decrease 15-20% on quarter, those from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices to slip 10-15% and those from DIY motherboards, graphics cards and components to drop 0-5% due to off-season effects, said company CEO...
Notebook shipments get bump in 4Q16
Feb 15, 15:57
The final quarter of 2016 brought good news to the global notebook industry, as shipments showed an on-year increase for the first time since 2012, according to data from Digitimes Research.
Asustek Computer nets NT$26 for 2016
Feb 15, 11:06
Asustek Computer has released its unaudited financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016, leading to net EPS of NT$25.85 (US$0.834) for 2016.
Clevo to see notebook shipments remain robust in 1Q17
Newswatch - Feb 14, 15:33
Taiwan-based Clevo has reported increased revenues for January thanks to strong shipments of its notebooks in the China market. The company's January revenues came to NT$1.98 billion (US$64.162 million), increasing 6.2% on month and 19.7% on year.
Quanta continues to be largest notebook ODM for HP in 2017
Feb 13, 11:44
HP has decided on the distribution of orders among its four main Taiwan-based ODMs for notebook to be launched in 2017, with Quanta Computer maintaining the status as the largest accounting for 35% of HP's planned total orders, higher than the 32% in 2016, according to industry sources.
Foxconn Electronics, Pegatron post mixed growth in January revenues
Feb 13, 11:39
EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) saw its consolidated revenues of NT$345.332 billion (US$10.96 billion) for January decrease 23.20% on month but increase 2.29% on year, while ODM Pegatron had those of NT$84.149 billion, growing 6.11% on month but dropping 12.11% on year,...
Digitimes Research: All-in-one PC shipments to increase in 2017
Feb 10, 15:38
Because of weak demand for all-in-one PCs, worldwide all-in-one ((AIO) PC shipments fell 4.8% on year to total only 12.11 million units in 2016, the third consecutive year of on-year declines. However, the shipment volume is expected to return to growth in 2017, up 1.5% on year, as the market starts...
Mitac International lands orders for truck-use ELDs
Feb 10, 14:48
Mitac International has obtained orders from US-based truck fleet management undertakers for electronic logging devices (ELDs), electronic devices for recording truck drivers' hours of service to avoid overtime work, according to the company.
AI helps Nvidia reach record revenues
Feb 10, 12:15
Nvidia has reported fourth quarter (ending January 29, 2017) Fiscal Year 2017 revenues of US$2.17 billion, up 55% from US$1.40 billion a year earlier, and up 8% from US$2.00 billion in the previous quarter. For Fiscal 2017, revenues reached a record US$6.91 billion, up 38% percent from US$5.01 billion...
Asustek, MSI are top-2 gaming notebook vendors in 2016
Feb 10, 12:09
While global gaming notebook sales in 2016 are estimated at 4.5 million units, Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) shipped 1.2 million units and 800,000-850,000 units respectively, becoming the globally largest and second largest vendors.
Acer to create VR system for National Palace Museum
Feb 9, 14:39
Following its partnership with IMAX over virtual reality experience centers, Acer will cooperate with Taiwan's National Palace Museum to create a VR system for visitors to view the antiques without display cases.
Samsung leads VR device makers in 2016, says report
Feb 9, 13:54
Samsung Electronics led the global VR (virtual reality) device makers by shipping a total of 4.51 million units of its Gear VR devices in 2016, according to a Korea-based ET News report, which cited data from SuperData Research.
Intel announces US$7 billion investment for 7nm fab
Feb 9, 12:13
Intel has announced plans to invest more than US$7 billion to complete Fab 42, which is expected to be the most advanced semiconductor factory in the world. The high-volume factory is in Chandler, Ariz., and is targeted to use a 7nm manufacturing process. It will produce microprocessors.
ECS January revenues flat on year
Stockwatch - Feb 8, 15:50
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.598 billion (US$83.58 million) for January 2017, representing a 13.09% drop on month and 0.32% increase on year.
Gigabyte Technology launches Quadro graphics cards in Thailand market
Feb 3, 09:53
DIY motherboard maker Gigabyte Technology, in view of slowing growth in global demand for gaming notebooks, has stepped into the market for niche graphics cards specifically for use by film and animation designers and other art professionals, and has launched Quadro series graphics cards through cooperation...
Acer expect fruition of new business development in 2017
Feb 2, 21:23
Acer has been developing new business other than PCs for a while and expects to begin commercial application of AI (artificial intelligence) and deep learning and shipments of in-house-developed robots in 2017. The company also began to ship digital signage in January 2017, according to company CEO...
Apple sees record revenues in 1Q fiscal 2017
Newswatch - Feb 2, 13:33
Apple has announced that it posted all-time record quarterly revenues of US$78.4 billion and all-time record quarterly earnings per diluted share of US$$3.36 for its fiscal 2017 first quarter ended December 31, 2016. International sales accounted for 64% of the quarter's revenues.
Acer expects over 10% on-year revenue growth from Taiwan
Jan 26, 14:15
Acer Taiwan general manager Dave Lin expects the company's revenues from Taiwan to grow by a double-digit percentage on year in 2017 and he has seen demand for the company's ultra-thin notebooks launched in the second half of 2016 growing strong recently and has had to shift inventory from other branch...
Compal ramping up smartwatch shipments to Fossil, says paper
Newswatch - Jan 25, 22:50
Compal Electronics is expected to double OEM smartwatch shipments to brand vendor Fossil to 1.2 million units in 2017, up from 500,000-600,000 units shipped in the previous year, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Google develops meldCX via cooperation with AOpen
Jan 25, 15:13
Google has offered meldCX, customized software and services to enable Chromebox, Chromebase and Chromebook compatibility with retail operators' existing peripheral devices not based on Chrome OS. meldCX was developed through cooperation with Taiwan-based AOpen, Google's hardware partner.
Taiwan market: Seiko Epson launches Smart Canvas
Jan 24, 11:49
Seiko Epson has launched Smart Canvas smartwatch in the Taiwan market at NT$5,490 (US$173) for watch body alone plus NT$999 for a belt made of synthetic leather, according to Epson Taiwan.
Wistron reportedly to be main OEM for new iPhone in India
Jan 23, 15:05
Apple has reportedly selected Wistron to be the first OEM in India for new iPhones to be launched in 2017, while Foxconn Electronics and other makers will become second OEMs if demand increases. In preparation for OEM production, Wistron has expanded smartphone production capacity in Kunshan, eastern...
HTC to release new VR games, accessories to promote Vive
Jan 19, 15:41
HTC will release new VR games at the Taipei Game Show 2017 and plans to launch new accessories, including the HTC Vive Tracker and a wireless VR headphone, in the second quarter to promote sales of its Vive VR devices.
Apple reportedly planning 3 new tablets for 2017
Jan 19, 11:56
Apple reportedly is planning three new tablets for 2017, a 9.7-inch iPad with a friendly price range, a 10.5-inch iPad, and an upgraded 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The products are still in planning, with the 9.7-inch model expected to enter mass production in the first quarter, and the other two in the second,...
Xiaomi to launch notebook with magnesium-lithium chassis in 2017
Jan 19, 11:53
Xiaomi Technology will launch a notebook featuring a chassis made of magnesium-lithium alloy in 2017. The chassis will be exclusively produced by a China-based joint-venture established by Taiwan-based thermal management solution provider TaiSol Electronics and Japan-based ShinSho. Inventec will undertake...
MacBook shipments to reach 15 million units in 2017, says paper
Newswatch - Jan 17, 15:32
Apple's MacBook shipments are expected to grow 10% on year to reach 15 million units in 2017 due to new MacBook Pro products. Related supply chain players including Quanta Computer, Shin Zu Shing (SZS), Auras and Wistron are expected to benefit from increased orders, according to a Chinese-language...
Acer, Asustek see notebook sales rising in Russia, says paper
Newswatch - Jan 17, 14:49
Acer and Asustek Computer saw their notebook sales in Russia grow strongly in the second half of 2016 thanks to an economic recovery triggered by rising oil prices, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
ASRock reportedly to take over Pegatron system integrator orders
Jan 17, 13:58
Pegatron Technology has been re-organizing its business groups since the second half of 2016 and has recently decided to gradually shift the group that handles small-to-medium-size motherboard and graphics card design, manufacturing and services for its system integrator clients to its subsidiary ASRock...
Smartphone vendors likely to brace for component shortages in 2017
Jan 16, 11:38
The risk for the global handset industry to brace for a shortage in supplies of some key components, including displays, memory products and optical sensing devices, in 2017 is rising due to strong demand from China-based smartphone vendors, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chains.
BYD wins price negotiation priority for 2017 Asustek notebooks
Jan 13, 11:31
Asustek Computer for the first time adopted online bidding for requests for quotations (RFQ) for notebooks to be launched in 2017, and China-based OEM BYD has won the first right for price negotiation, followed by Taiwan-based Pegatron Technology, Compal Electronics and Quanta Computer, according to...