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Getac, Ennoconn to launch ruggedized tablets

Apr 23, 15:10

Industrial PC maker Getac Technology will launch a Windows 8.1 8.1-inch ruggedized tablet in the second quarter of 2014, while fellow maker Ennoconn has also finished development of 8-inch and 10-inch ruggedized tablets for launch in the second quarter, according to the companies.

China white-box tablet prices expected to drop in 2014

Apr 23, 13:57

Pricing for white-box tablet products in China are likely to drop during 2014 as demand is expected to decrease while competition intensifies, according to China-based supply chain sources.

Tablet prices to see further drop in 2014

Clevo transforming Buynow retail chain

Apr 22, 15:40

Clevo has been transforming the operations of Buynow, its retail chain in China, from IT retail to mixed retail with the addition of telecom devices and fashion goods, as well as restaurants, according to company CSO Andrew Lin.

Asustek becomes large client for Intel, say Taiwan makers

Apr 22, 14:33

Asustek Computer has comprehensively adopted Intel CPU platforms for motherboards, desktops, notebooks, tablets and smartphones, becoming a large client for Intel, according to Taiwan-based component makers.

Taiwan market: Garmin launches Vivofit

Apr 22, 11:03

GPS device vendor Garmin has launched a fitness band (smart pedometer bracelet), Vivofit, in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$3,990 (US$132), according to the company.

Garmin fitness band, Vivofit

Cooling module makers to further reduce mobile device heat pipe thickness; expect penetration rate of over 15%

Apr 21, 21:52

Cooling module makers such as Japan-based Furukawa Electric Group and Fujikura and Taiwan-based Chaun-Choung Technology and Taisol Electronics, are looking to reduce the thickness of their existing 0.6mm heat pipes for smart mobile devices by 25% and the new heat pipe is expected to enjoy a penetration...

Hardware players able to earn 75% of wearable device profits, says Intel executive

Apr 21, 13:27

Vice president of Intel Labs Jesse Fang, at the China Sourcing Fair: Electronics and Components Spring show in Hong Kong, said that wearable devices can be categorized into three major segments: the US$350 to US$500 and above multi-function model, the US$100-350 mid-range, and sub-US$100 single-function...

Google reportedly to partner with HTC for 8-inch Nexus; less aggressive about tablet market

Apr 21, 13:21

Google reportedly has turned to cooperate with High Tech Computer (HTC) for its new 8-inch Nexus tablet instead of Asustek Computer. The device is rumored to be released in the third quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Google to partner with HTC for new Nexus tablet

Intel, MediaTek become favorites in China white-box tablet industry

Apr 21, 11:04

China's white-box tablet players have been turning to adopt application processor (AP) solutions from Intel and MediaTek for their 3G and LTE-enabled models because of Intel's subsidies for tablet products and MediaTek solutions' pricing advantages, according to sources from China's white-box supply...

Intel, MediaTek become new favorites of China white-box tablet industry

Netronix to deal out 2013 cash dividend per share of NT$8

Apr 21, 10:17

Taiwan-based e-book reader maker Netronix will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$8 (US$0.265) for 2013, after booking net EPS of NT$8.08, according to the company.

AMD to host APU 14 in China; embracing China for growth

Apr 18, 14:11

AMD will host its APU 14 event in Beijing, China in May with several AMD executives set to deliver keynotes. AMD's partners will showcase their latest innovations, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

AMD

China white-box tablet vendors gaining foothold

Apr 17, 12:31

China-based white-box tablet vendors have become increasingly competitive in the face of international vendors by offering a host of hardware upgrades, such as LTE support, ultra-thin bezels and 13-megapixel cameras, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

China white-box tablet vendors gaining foothold

FIC ruggedized tablet subsidiary receives procurement orders from Brazil

Apr 16, 21:24

Ubiqconn Applied Computer, a ruggedized tablet manufacturing subsidiary of Taiwan-based First International Computer (FIC), recently landed procurement orders from the government in Brazil and is expected to see strong revenue growth in 2014, according to the company.

Clevo chairman to invest in development of innovation park in northern Taiwan

Apr 16, 14:55

Kent Hsu, chairman for Taiwan-based notebook maker Clevo, will invest about NT$5.8 billion (US$192 million) to develop an international innovation park in northern Taiwan, on a 50-year BOT (build-operate-transfer) contract with New Taipei City, the municipal government has revealed.

Motherboard players pushing non-motherboard businesses for profit growth

Apr 16, 14:11

Despite expectations of a strong second quarter thanks to the launch of Intel's Haswell Refresh platform, motherboard players such as Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI) and ASRock have also been pushing their non-motherboard businesses aggressively, hoping to raise...

HDI board capacity utilization rates to rise in 2Q14

Apr 15, 22:08

The production capacity utilization rates of high-end HDI boards at Taiwan-based PCB makers are set to rise in the second quarter of 2014 due to strong demand from Samsung Electronics, HTC and China-based smartphone vendors, according to industry sources.

Windows tablets gaining traction in Japan

Apr 15, 14:34

Sales of Windows-based tablets in Japan have been rising as vendors have been aggressively releasing Windows 8.1-based 8-inch models since October 2013. In February 2014, 15.7% of Japan's tablet sales were contributed by Windows-based models, up significantly from a year ago and also larger than the...

Worldwide PC shipments decline 1.7% in 1Q14, says Gartner

Apr 14, 14:48

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 76.6 million units in the first quarter of 2014, a 1.7% decline from the first quarter of 2013, according to Gartner.

Notebook vendors taking cautious attitude on orders

Apr 14, 14:07

Notebook component suppliers saw clients placing short-term orders in March, showing that vendors are still conservative about the notebook market and are taking a cautious approach on placing orders, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Taiwan market: Lenovo expects 200% increase in 2014 PC sales to SMBs

Apr 14, 10:34

Lenovo expects desktop, notebook and tablet sales to small- to medium-size businesses (SMBs) in the Taiwan market to triple in 2014, according to Lenovo Taiwan general manager Justin Liang.

Synnex Technology March revenues up

Apr 11, 10:52

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on April 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$30.03 billion (US$987 million) for March, growing 30.2% on month and 10.3% on year.

Quanta ships 3.6 million notebooks in March

Apr 10, 19:54

Quanta Computer shipped 3.6 million notebooks in March, growing 9.09% sequentially. First-quarter shipments were 10.5 million units, according to the company.

Windows XP migration and commercial spending helped offset weak consumer PC demand in 1Q14, says IDC

Apr 10, 15:27

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 73.4 million units in the first quarter of 2014, a decline of 4.4% on year, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Although still in decline and with continuing weakness in consumer and emerging market segments, the preliminary results are slightly better...

Coretronic ships 6.59 million BLUs in March

Apr 10, 12:26

Coretronic has revealed it shipped 6.59 million backlight units (BLUs) in March, increasing 2% sequentially, and its first-quarter BLU shipments grew 14% on year to 21.05 million units.

Taiwan panel makers have order visibility for the Transformer Book T1000 until June

Apr 9, 21:42

Panel makers Innolux and AU Optronics (AUO) have order visibility for Asustek Computer's Transformer Book T1000 until June, according to industry sources.

Acer to open cloud computing center in Taiwan; will see over 50% gross margins from related licensing

Apr 9, 21:12

Acer's cloud computer experiencing center will open in Taoyuan, Taiwan at the end of May. The company hopes to use the facility to provide more details on its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) project, according to company chairman Stan Shih, adding that Acer's recent contracts with international clients...

Notebook makers report on-month revenue growth for March

Stockwatch - Apr 9, 20:53

Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$67.58 billion (US$2.25 billion) for March 2014, representing a 36.5% increase on month and 4.37% increase on year. Compal shipped 3.5 million notebooks in March. Inventec and Wistron have also announced on-month revenue growth for March.

Asustek reports revenues for March

Stockwatch - Apr 9, 20:27

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$38.63 billion (US$1.28 billion) for March 2014, representing a 5.51% increase on month, but a 7.69% drop on year.

Taiwan market: Asustek releases ZenFone smartphones in Taiwan; expects to sell 5 million units in 2014

Apr 9, 14:28

Asustek Computer started selling its ZenFone series smartphones in Taiwan on April 8. Chairman Jonney Shih said the company expects sales of its ZenFone products to surpass five million units in 2014.

FPCB suppliers reportedly deliver samples for Apple iWatch validation

Apr 8, 21:52

Flexible PCB suppliers Flexium Interconnect, Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology reportedly have delivered FPCB samples for use in iWatch devices to Apple for validation, according to industry sources.

Wistron ships 1.8 million notebooks in March

Apr 8, 21:01

Wistron shipped 1.8 million notebooks in March, increasing 38% on month, according to the company.

Apple iWatch said to release in 3Q13 with Quanta, TPK, Richtek in supply chain, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 8, 16:19

Apple is rumored to unveil its wearable device iWatch in the third quarter and will target 65 million units in shipments for 2014, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Acer CTO retires

Apr 8, 11:45

Acer CTO David Lee has retired, and the notebook business will be fully handled by business general manager Jackson Lin, according to sources familiar with Acer's personnel changes.

Digitimes Research: Notebook shipments enjoy over 25% on-month growth in March

Apr 7, 21:34

In March, global top-5 notebook brand vendors and top-3 ODMs both achieved an over 25% on-month shipment growth due to February's weak shipments caused by inventory adjustments, orders for new products and end of support of Windows XP in early April, according to Digitimes Research's figures.

Microsoft and MediaTek rumored to be looking to push Windows tablets in the China white-box tablet market

Apr 7, 21:33

Microsoft reportedly has been aggressively trying to persuade MediaTek to push Windows-based tablets in China's white-box market and with the software giant's announcement of offering free Windows licensing to mobile devices sized below 9-inches, sources from the upstream supply chain expect a high...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ODMs losing out as PC brand vendors turn to China supply chain for tablets

Apr 7, 15:46

Among global top-7 PC brand vendors, only Apple (sixth place) still outsources its tablet orders mainly to Taiwan-based EMS providers and ODMs, while the rest - Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell, Acer, Asustek Computer and Toshiba - have gradually shifted their entry-level tablet design and manufacturing...

Suppliers to start pilot production of components for 4th-generation Surface in September

Apr 7, 11:41

Microsoft unveiled its third-generation Surface at the Build 2014 conference, but the company has already started developing the fourth-generation model and will start pilot production for some of its components in September, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

ECS aims to ship 3 million education-use tablets in 2014, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 7, 09:51

Taiwan-based ODM Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has begun small-volume shipments of tablets specifically for use in education, and aims to ship three million units in 2014, according to Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Altek, Asia Tech Image March revenues up sequentially

Stockwatch - Apr 7, 09:48

Taiwan-based digital camera ODM Altek has reported March consolidated revenues of NT$1.573 billion (US$51.8 million), up 41.44% on month but down 0.28% on year, while contact image senor module maker Asia Tech Image had those of NT$278 million, growing on month by 21.24% and on year by 6.13%, according...

Chromebook shipments reach 2.1 million for 2013,forecast to reach 11 million worldwide by 2019, says ABI Research

Apr 3, 11:52

An estimated 2.1 million Chromebooks shipped in 2013 with nearly 89% of total shipments reaching North America, according to market intelligence firm ABI Research. As Chromebook shipments expand globally, ABI Research forecasts a CAGR of 28% to 11 million in 2019.

Global Chromebook shipments in 2014 estimated at 4-5 million units, say Taiwan makers

Apr 3, 10:50

Global Chromebook shipments in 2014 are expected to reach only 4-5 million units mainly because cloud-based storage is not popular enough and 4G mobile access is not sufficiently available, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Clevo sees notebook shipment drop, but profits grow in 2013

Newswatch - Apr 2, 13:44

Taiwan-based second-tier notebook player Clevo shipped 1.57 million notebooks in 2013, down 13% on year, but its revenues from the business were only down 1% on year and profits increased significantly by 32% on year. For 2014, the company is aiming to ship two million notebooks with new orders from...

HP ships 7 million notebooks in 1Q14; may return as largest vendor

Mar 31, 21:37

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is expected to have shipped seven million notebooks in the first quarter, one million units more than expected and will have a chance to return as the largest notebook vendor worldwide, surpassing Lenovo, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Synnex Technology nets NT$3.32 per share for 2013

Mar 31, 21:20

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on March 31 reported consolidated revenues of NT$330.3 billion (US$11.1 billion), net operating profit of NT$3.88 billion, net profit of NT$5.27 billion and net earnings per share of NT$3.32 for its 2013 ope...

Quanta Computer posts 2013 EPS of NT$4.84

Mar 31, 10:05

Taiwan-based ODM Quanta Computer generated net EPS of NT$4.84 for 2013, according to the company.

Acer announces Greater China president Scott Lin to retire; posts losses for 2013

Mar 28, 16:05

Acer has announced that Scott Lin, Senior Corporate VP and President of Greater China regional operations will retire on April 30, 2013. Lin has been at the company for 30 years, and since October 2011, has led the Greater China regional operations as president.

Mitac International nets NT$0.40 per share for 2013

Stockwatch - Mar 28, 14:42

Mitac International posted net EPS of NT$0.40 for 2013, the company announced at a March 27 investors conference.

Japan-, Korea-based vendors increase ODM orders for 8- to 10-inch Windows tablets

Mar 28, 12:02

Japan- and Korea-based vendors have recently released more orders for 8- to 10-inch Windows tablets to ODMs in Taiwan, which is expected to boost Windows' share in the tablet market, according to sources with Taiwan's supply chain.

Microsoft aims at global shipments of 25 million Windows tablets in 2014, say Taiwan makers

Mar 27, 20:22

Microsoft has set an internal goal of increasing global Windows tablet shipments, including its Surface, in 2014 to 25 million units, five times the five million units shipped in 2013, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

TPV launches own-brand tablets

Mar 27, 16:03

LCD TV and monitor ODM TPV Technology has launched 7-inch and 8-inch tablets for sale under its own brand AOC.

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