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Tablet shipments expected to decline 3.5% in 2015, says firm

Nov 28, 11:08

Notebook shipments will grow 0.6% in 2015 to 174.6 million units, while tablet shipments will decline 3.5% to 185.6 million units, according to TrendForce.

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...

China market: Over 5.4 million consumer tablets sold in 3Q14, says Analysys

Nov 26, 20:26

There were 5.445 million branded consumer tablets sold in the China market during the third quarter of 2014, decreasing 1% on quarter but increasing 25.1% on year, according to China-based Analysys International.

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...

Worldwide tablet growth expected to slow to 7.2% in 2014 along with first year of iPad decline, says IDC

Nov 26, 16:03

The worldwide tablet market is expected to see a deceleration in 2014 with on-year growth slowing to 7.2%, down from 52.5% in 2013, according to a new forecast from IDC. At the core of this slowdown is the expectation that 2014 will represent the first full year of decline in Apple iPad shipments....

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...

Qisda looking to further expand business model to medical segment

Nov 26, 15:37

Qisda has seen projector shipments increase 40% on year to about 1.2 million over the first three quarters of 2014 while LCD monitor shipments reached 11.8 million, up about 20% on year, according to company president Peter Chen.

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to reach 74.53 million in 4Q14

Nov 26, 14:27

There will be 74.53 million tablets shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing on quarter by 17.6% but decreasing on year by 10.1%, according to Digitimes Research.

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...

Getac Technology chairman James Hwang

Tablet vendors may decrease number of models to be launched in 2015

Nov 26, 11:12

As it is difficult to make profit from tablets, Asustek Computer has decided to reduce the number of new models to be launched in 2015, and Samsung Electronics and Lenovo are also likely to do so, according to sources from Taiwan's chain.

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.

Digitimes Research: China makers Bitland, BYD to join Chromebook supply chain in 2015

Nov 21, 16:09

Following China-based application processor (AP) supplier Rockchip's entry into the Chromebook industry, China-based end device makers are also expected to join the Chromebook supply chain, according to information Digitimes Research has collected from the Greater China supply chain.

Medical equipment makers investing in new facilities in Taiwan

Nov 21, 15:53

Artificial tooth maker HC Bio-S has launched new facilities in the Kaohsiung Science Park and estimates the move will help bring the company more than NT$700 million (US$22.63 million) in revenues in 2020.

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...

Wearable prototype from Murata

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 unveils Iconia Talk S tablet with phone function

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.

chromebook

Taiwan market: Lenovo launches new Yoga tablets

Nov 20, 14:31

Lenovo has launched its full series of Yoga tablets in Taiwan including the Yoga Tablet 2, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro and the Yoga 3 Pro with sizes ranging from 8- to 13-inch.

Lenovo Yoga-series tablet

Notebook supply chain starts preparing 1Q15 orders to minimize impact of labor shortages

Nov 20, 14:14

With the notebook supply chain's labor shortages in the first quarter of 2015 expected to be a lot more serious than in previous years, some notebook brand vendors such as Dell have asked suppliers to start processing their orders in December, a month earlier than usual, according to sources from the...

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...

Macronix developing flash memory for IoT and wearable devices

Nov 18, 16:09

Macronix International is now engaged in the development of memory solutions targeted at Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable device applications, according to company chairman Miin Wu.

Digitimes Research: White-box wearable vendors see potential in sport and children's markets

Nov 18, 15:53

At the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2014, many IT vendors showcased their latest wearable devices with white-box smart bracelets being a spotlight at the show, and competition among players was rather fierce.

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.

Global shipments of factory-installed DMSs to reach 6.7 million by 2019, says ABI Research

Nov 17, 16:08

Global shipments of factory-installed Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS) based on interior facing cameras will reach 6.7 million by 2019, according to recent findings from ABI Research.

China-Korea trade pact to weigh on foreign investments in Taiwan, says Foxconn chairman

Nov 17, 15:55

The consensus reached by China and Korea on a free trade agreement (FTA) is a warning to Taiwan as it will weigh on foreign investors for making investments in Taiwan, according to Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry).

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou

Wistron aims to ship 21 million notebooks in 2015

Nov 14, 15:27

Wistron aims to ship 21 million notebooks and 25 million smart hand-held devices including three million tablets for 2015, the company said at a November 13 investors conference.

Asustek expected to beat Gigabyte in 2014 motherboard shipments, but lose on profitability

Nov 14, 15:19

Asustek Computer's motherboard shipments returned to six million units in the third quarter thanks to its aggressive price-cutting strategy, which helped the vendor slightly widen the gap with its major competitors Gigabyte Technology, according to sources from the motherboard industry. However, despite...

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.

Compal Electronics expects 2015 shipments to grow 25% on year

Nov 13, 20:59

Compal Electronics expects ODM shipments of notebooks, smartphones, tablets and LCD TVs in total to increase 25% on year in 2015, company president Ray Chen said at a November 13 investors conference.

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.

China-Korea FTA to impact Taiwan IT industry

Nov 13, 18:32

China and South Korea recently signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Acer founder Stan Shih said the agreement will put Taiwan at a disadvantage in IT competition.

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...

Commentary: Are large-size smartphones really at odds with tablets?

Nov 13, 11:08

Many market watchers now believe that demand for tablets is set to decline, affected by reasons including a high penetration rate after three years of rapid growth, rising popularity of large-size smartphones and a sales rebound of low-priced notebooks.

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.

Commentary: Are children a viable market for wearables?

Nov 12, 16:16

Several wearable device players in Europe, the US, Japan, China and Taiwan have turned their development focuses to child-use products hoping to attract demand.

Order visibility highest for Apple, Lenovo notebook shipments for 2015, say Taiwan makers

Nov 12, 15:28

Based on orders received, Taiwan-based notebook supply chain makers indicated that orders for notebooks to be shipped in 2015 from Apple and Lenovo have the highest visibility.

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...

Digitimes Research: Tablet-use AP shipments in China grow slower than expected in 3Q14

Nov 11, 22:35

Shipments of application processors for tablets in the China market grew at a lower-than-expected 5.9% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as sales of white-box tablets were affected by the roll-outs of low-priced models by brand vendors, according to Digitimes Research.

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...

Quanta October revenues decrease 3.72% sequentially

Stockwatch - Nov 11, 16:04

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$81.983 billion (US$2.73 billion) for October 2014, representing a 3.72% drop on month and 4.36% increase on year.

MSI reports almost 10% sequential drop in October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 11, 16:00

MSI has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.414 billion (US$247.13 million) for October 2014, representing a 9.57% drop on month and 11.46% increase on year.

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 4Q14 estimated at 74.5 million units

Nov 11, 15:18

There will be 74.5 million tablets shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing on quarter by 17.6% but decreasing on year by 10.1%, and of which 20 million units will be iPads, 27.8 million units of non-iPad models launched by major vendors and 26.7 million units of white-box models,...

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.

Compal reports 4.37% on-month drop in October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 16:20

Compal has reported consolidated revenues of NT$81.142 billion (US$2.7 billion) for October 2014, representing a 4.37% drop on month and 29.26% increase on year.

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.

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