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  • ARM seeing troubles penetrating into PC, server industries; IoT becomes new battlefield for Intel, ARM

    IT + CE | 8h 12min ago

  • ASMedia announces partnership with AMD

    IT + CE - Stockwatch | 8h 19min ago

  • Will Xiaomi be a target for Foxconn's new collaboration with Innolux?

    Displays | 8h 28min ago

  • Taiwan IC designers see demand slowing down

    Bits + chips | 8h 33min ago

  • Server player AIC sees SSD server orders from Sony and France client, says paper

    IT + CE - Newswatch | 8h 35min ago

  • Taiwan October manufacturing production index up on month, year, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | 8h 36min ago

  • China market: Online search value over CNY15 billion in 3Q14, says Analysys

    IT + CE | 8h 38min ago

  • ITO film demand expected to grow 25.6% in 2014

    Displays | 8h 41min ago

  • TSMC orders equipment for NT$2.4 billion

    Bits + chips - Stockwatch | 8h 44min ago

  • Some Taiwan solar cell makers plan to cut personnel

    Green energy | 8h 50min ago

  • Acer, Asustek pushing Chromebooks and inexpensive notebooks

    Before Going to Press | 9h 8min ago

  • Taiwan October manufacturing production index up on month, year, says MOEA

    Before Going to Press | 9h 14min ago

  • China-based Coolpad unveils smartphone for sale under sub-brand ivvi

    Before Going to Press | 9h 16min ago

  • TSMC to grab 40-50% of A9 chip orders

    Before Going to Press | 9h 17min ago

  • Lenovo reportedly to launch wearable device, says report

    Before Going to Press | 9h 18min ago

  • Will Xiaomi be a target for Foxconn's new collaboration with Innolux?

    Before Going to Press | 9h 20min ago

  • Taiwan and Kora makers expanding touch-embedded solutions in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 9h 20min ago

  • China market: Online search value over CNY15 billion in 3Q14, says Analysys

    Before Going to Press | 9h 21min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China makers to drop pricing for Full HD panels by 11.5% in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 9h 22min ago

  • Mirle, Hiwin expect sales growth in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 9h 23min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to decline 11.8% in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 9h 25min ago

  • China-based Xery able to produce 50,000 home-use 3D printers a year

    Before Going to Press | 9h 26min ago

  • More monitor vendors expected to release 5K units in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 9h 27min ago

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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...

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.

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.

ECS October revenues fall

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:17

ECS has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.129 billion (US$104.3 million) for October 2014, representing a 18.07% drop on month and 41.51% drop on year.

Gigabyte October revenues decline 11% on month

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:14

Gigabyte has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.549 billion (US$151.63 million) for October 2014, representing a 11.09% drop on month and 1.98% increase on year.

Altek revenues drop in October

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:11

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.006 billion (US$33.53 million) for October 2014, representing a 10.23% drop on month and 28.44% drop on year.

Inventec October sales flat on month

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:00

Inventec has reported consolidated revenues of NT$36.822 billion (US$1.23 billion) for October 2014, representing a 0.14% increase on month and 18.14% drop on year.

Worldwide IoT market forecast to grow from US$1.3 trillion in 2013 to US$3.04 trillion in 2020, says IDC

Nov 10, 13:12

The worldwide IoT market is forecast to grow from US$1.3 trillion in 2013 to US$3.04 trillion in 2020 with a CAGR of 13%, according to IDC.

Inventec targeting 2015 business growth from non-notebook product lines

Nov 10, 11:21

Notebook ODM Inventec saw consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2014 decrease on quarter and on year mainly due to shrinking shipments of notebooks, and hopes that non-notebook product lines, including AIO (all-in-one) PCs, tablets, servers and hand-held devices, will drive business growth...

Japan digital camera shipments in September down on year, says CIPA

Nov 10, 11:17

Japan-based vendors shipped 3.962 digital cameras in September 2014, slipping 32.5% on year, while the corresponding shipment value of JPY87.62 billion (US$765 million) dropped 21.7%, according to the Japan-based Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA).

Three-quarters of vehicles sold in 2035 expected to have autonomous capability, says Navigant

Nov 7, 15:58

The first vehicles with some level of self-driving capability are expected to come to market by 2020, with sales volumes for autonomous vehicles likely becoming significant by 2025. Although the legal and regulatory barriers to fully autonomous vehicles are high, the technology has the potential to...

Nikon, Canon lower target DSLR camera shipments for fiscal 2014

Nov 7, 14:32

Nikon and Canon have downward adjusted target global DSLR camera shipments for fiscal year 2014 (April 2014-March 2015) from 5.05 million units to 4.9 million units and from seven million units to 6.5 million units, respectively, according to the companies.

Lenovo to launch low-cost Chromebook in early 2015

Nov 7, 14:27

Lenovo reportedly will launch Chromebook models targeting the sub-US$170 segment in early 2015, a move which will further drag down profits for notebook vendors, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Lenovo 3Q14 device sales hit record

Nov 7, 14:00

Lenovo on November 6 indicated that it sold 35.6 million notebooks, desktops, tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices globally during the second quarter of fiscal 2014 (ended third-quarter 2014), an historical high.

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