Lenovo reportedly to start producing wearable devices soon, says report
Nov 27, 16:07
China-based electronics maker Fenda Technology recently announced it has been selected by Lenovo as a qualified supplier for the vendor's wearable devices, which implies that Lenovo is poised to start mass producing a wearable device in the near future, according to a Chinese-language Sina.com...
PC outlook remains cautious, despite modest 3Q14 gains, says IDC
Nov 26, 16:05
Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by 2.7% in 2014, an improvement from the previous forecast of negative 3.7%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Although third-quarter results were a few points ahead of forecast with shipments down only 0.5% from the prior year, most regions...
Taiwan market: Acer, Lenovo expect good PC sales during IT Month
Nov 26, 15:40
While global PC demand in the fourth quarter of 2014 is expected to decrease on quarter, Acer and Lenovo expect their PC shipments to still enjoy growth. They are also confident about sales performance during the IT Month fairs to take place in major cities around Taiwan from late November to early...
Getac expects ruggedized mobile device shipments to grow 15%
Nov 26, 11:24
Ruggedized mobile computing solution provider Getac Technology has obtained orders for ruggedized notebooks and tablets from the US Army, US-based Pacific Gas and Electricity Company (PG&E) and Germany-based automobile maker BMW, with shipments beginning in the fourth quarter of 2014, according...
Acer, Asustek pushing Chromebooks and inexpensive notebooks
Nov 25, 14:41
Acer is set to invest heavily in Chromebook development in 2015 with related shipments to grow over 50% on year to reach 4.8 million units. Meanwhile, Asustek Computer is also planning to increase its shipments of inexpensive 11.6-inch Windows-based EeeBook notebooks, and the devices are expected to...
Xiaomi to launch smart home device soon
Nov 24, 15:53
Xiaomi is planning to launch a product for the smart home market between the end of 2014 and January 2015 and expects the product to surprise the market, according to the head of Xiaomi's smart hardware platform business, Gao Ziguang.
Foxconn to build airborne logistic hub in Zhengzhou
Nov 21, 15:37
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will sign agreements with Administration Commission of Zhengzhou Airport Economic Comprehensive Experimental Area in China by the end of 2014 to establish an airborne logistic hub 2km east of the airport.
Japan-based Murata sees potential in IoT and wearable industries
Nov 21, 12:20
Japan-based component maker Murata Manufacturing has showcased its latest wearable devices at China Hi Tech Fair Elexcon 2014 and is planning to release one stop solutions to assist its clients to enter related markets. Commenting on the wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) industries, the company...
Acer unveils Aspire Switch and Iconia tablets
Nov 21, 12:02
Acer on November 20 unveiled 10-, 11.6- and 12.5-inch Aspire Switch 2-in-1 devices (which can be converted into tablets), Iconia One 7, Iconia One 8 and Iconia Tab 10 tablets and the Iconia Talk S, a tablet supporting 4G voice communications in Taiwan.
Acer to launch convertible touch-screen Chromebook in 1H15
Nov 20, 19:07
Acer is developing an 11.6-inch Chromebook equipped with a touch screen and a cover that can be turned to convert into a tablet. The device will launch in the first half of 2015, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Moto 360 leads first wave of Android Wear devices, says Canalys
Nov 19, 13:58
Nearly five million smart and basic wearable bands shipped in the third quarter of 2014, with total unit shipments increasing 37% quarter on quarter as Android Wear made its mark for the first time, according to Canalys. Motorola Mobility's Moto 360 was by far the most successful of the initial Android...
Global projector shipments grow 7% on year in 3Q14
Nov 17, 21:41
Global projector shipments grew 7% on year in the third quarter of 2014 to 2.2 million units - the single highest quarterly result for over a decade, according to statistics from Futuresource Consulting.
Connected things in use will reach 25 billion by 2020, says Gartner
Nov 14, 14:28
Gartner has forecast that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use in 2015, up 30% from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020. The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a powerful force for business transformation, and its disruptive impact will be felt across all industries and all areas of soci...
Optoma expands product lineup
Nov 14, 11:59
Taiwan-based DLP projector vendor Optoma Technology has announced it is further developing in the speaker market, with an emphasis on new products such as its Optoma NuForce.
Asustek aims at 3rd largest global notebook market share for 2015
Nov 13, 19:15
Asustek Computer expects to ship 20.1 million notebooks (including notebook/tablet hybrid models) in 2014, increasing 6.9% on year, and aims to see 2015 shipments grow over 5% on year to attain the third-largest global market share, the company said at a November 12 investors conference.
Digitimes Research: Lenovo, Asustek to launch US$149 Chromebook
Nov 13, 12:00
Lenovo and Asustek are expected to release Chromebooks using Google-certified solutions from China-based Rockchip in the first half of 2015 at the latest, and their devices are expected to be priced at US$149, a new low for notebook products, according to Digitimes Research's latest finding from the...
Brand vendors to release new 2-in-1s for year-end holidays
Nov 12, 22:32
With tablets gradually losing their demand, brand vendors have started turning to focus on developing 2-in-1 devices recently and several new 2-in-1 models are expected to become available at the end of 2014 for the year-end holiday sales, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Ultra HD and HEVC STB shipments to explode, says ABI Research
Nov 12, 15:19
Worldwide Ultra HD capable set-top box (STB) shipments will reach 48 million by 2020, while the market for HEVC STBs – the next-generation of video compression technology – will rise even further to 88 million units. In 2014, the market will deploy only about 60,000 set-top high-end gateway...
Foxconn sees over 10% sequential revenue growth in October
Nov 11, 16:16
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$469 billion (US$15.35 billion) for October, up 12.89% on month and 22.58% on year, mainly thanks to its strong consumer electronics shipments, while its PC and communication products also achieved steady on-month...
Synnex Technology sees decreased October revenues
Nov 10, 21:30
Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on November 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$27.1 billion (US$893 million) for October, decreasing on month by 20.1% on month and 3.6% on year.
Acer enjoys on-year revenue growth in October
Nov 10, 21:21
Acer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$28.22 billion (US$923.37 million) for October, down 9.25% on month, but up 2.36% on year. Acer also recently announced its third-quarter result with net profits reaching NT$651 million and EPS at NT$0.24.
Asustek sees revenues increase in October
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 16:17
Asustek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$46.569 billion (US$1.55 billion) for October 2014, representing a 12.02% increase on month and 12.16% increase on year.
Pegatron October revenues rise
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 16:10
Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$120.028 billion (US$4 billion) for October 2014, representing a 13.25% increase on month and 35.79% increase on year.
Wistron reports revenues for October 2014
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 16:05
Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$57.77 billion (US$1.89 billion) for October 2014, representing a 5.99% drop on month and 26.69% increase on year.