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Acer sees revenue growths in November

Dec 8, 17:20

Acer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$23.61 billion (US$781.96 million) for November, representing a 5.13% increase on month and 3.89% increase on year.

Asustek reports on-month revenue growth for November

Dec 8, 17:19

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$42.13 billion (US$1.4 billion) for November, up 21.55% on month, but down 13.54% on year.

China market: HTC Vive Focus aims for Janaury-2018 release

Dec 8, 16:24

HTC on December 7 hosted a Vive experiencing event in Beijing and also announced that it will begin to accept pre-orders for its standalone head-mounted display (HMD) Vive Focus, priced at CNY3,999 (US$609), on December 12 with shipments to start in January 2018.

Synnex November revenues hit record high

Dec 8, 09:40

IT and consumer electronics distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$38.7 billion (US$1.28 billion) for November, hitting monthly record and increasing 15.98% on month and 27.78% on year.

ECS revenues drop on year in November

Dec 7, 18:05

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.706 billion (US$90.14 million) for November 2017, representing a 15.41% increase on month and 4.87% drop on year.

AI, IoT to greatly benefit Taiwan ICT sector, says TCA chair

Dec 7, 14:14

Taiwan information and communication technology (ICT) industry has no reason to show pessimism about its future prospect, as such new tech applications as AI (artificial intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things), and smart cities will be extended to all the industrial and commercial fields in the near...

TCA chairman Tung Tzu-hsien

Quanta strikes deal with Lumus for AR glasses

Dec 6, 20:33

Notebook ODM Quanta Computer has struck a licensing agreement with Lumus Optical l, an Israel-based developer of optical components used in AR (augmented reality) devices, for use of Lumus-developed optical solutions to produce lens modules for AR glasses.

IT Month 2017: Gaming PC vendors launch new products

Dec 6, 15:57

Taipei's IT Month trading show is running from December 6-11 and PC players including Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) have introduced the latest additions to their gaming brand series during the event.

Taipei's IT Month 2017 is running from December 6-11

Catcher looks to strong performance in 4Q17

Dec 6, 15:07

Notebook chassis maker Catcher Technology expects its performance for the fourth quarter of 2017 to be better than those recorded a quarter earlier and the same quarter of a year earlier, buoyed by its strong shipment momentum.

AR/VR devices expected to be Catcher's next target

India tablet market sees 46% sequential growth in 3Q17, says IDC

Dec 6, 14:38

According to IDC, 1.1 million tablets were shipped in India in the third quarter f 2017 with a healthy 46% growth from the previous quarter and a marginal 3% growth from the same period last year.

Computex orgainzers promote 2018 event in Vietnam, Thailand

Dec 5, 14:10

Organizers of Computex were in Vietnam and Thailand recently promoting the 2018 edition of the Taipei event, which will have a strong focus on artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (AIoT).

Digitimes Research: Japan slow in embracing voice-controled smart speakers

Dec 4, 15:14

Voice-controled smart speakers has seen slower-than-expected demand in the Japan market, Digitimes Research has observed.

Mitac to supply software solutions for car fleet management in North America

Dec 1, 16:02

GPS navigation solution developer Mitac International has reportedly won an open bid to supply software solutions for use to manage car fleets in North America with shipments to be fulfilled on a 3-year contract basis, according to industry sources.

Mitac Holdings president Billy Ho (left)

RoyalTek eyes profitable operations in 2018

Dec 1, 15:34

GPS navigation module maker RoyalTek may see difficulties to achieve profitable operations in 2017 due to shrinking market and its client base, but increasing car-electronic product orders from a client in Japan may help the company to swing back to profitability in 2018, according to company CFO David...

RoyalTek expects to see improving performance in 2018

HTC picks up 26 startups to join Vive X incubation project

Dec 1, 15:13

HTC has announced that it has selected a total of 26 technology startups as target investment partners under its Vive X incubation project for further expansion of its virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) ecosystem.

HTC expanding its VR ecosystem

Apple plans new inexpensive 9.7-inch iPad for 2018, says sources

Dec 1, 13:23

Apple is considering a new inexpensive 9.7-inch iPad priced at around US$259 for 2018, according to sources from related upstream suppliers, which added that the device should be able to attract more demand from price-oriented consumers, allowing Apple to maintain its present 10 million-unit tablet...

Apple 9.7-inch iPad for 2017

Personal computing device market to see -2% CAGR through 2021, says IDC

Nov 29, 15:44

Global shipments of personal computing devices (PCDs) - composed of traditional PCs (desktop, notebooks and workstations) and tablets (slate, detachable) - are expected to decline 2.7% on year in 2017, according to IDC. While this is a slower contraction compared to the previous year, the shipments...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to see -3.2% CAGR in 2018-2022

Nov 28, 16:16

Global notebook shipments are expected to experience a negative 3.2% CAGR in the next five years to reach 140 million units by 2022, as new consumer devices associated with such latest technologies as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and flexible displays will emerge to erode consumer...

Taiwan motherboard makers stop accepting low-margin desktop OEM orders

Nov 28, 12:32

Some Taiwan-based motherboard makers who provide desktop OEM/ODM services to brand PC vendors have decided to stop taking low-margin OEM orders, and instead have either reduced their desktop production lines or shifted more capacity to support production of IoT and AI devices, according to sources...

China begins to set standards for smart home devices

Nov 28, 10:27

The China Light Industry Council (CLIC) has started a process to set technological standards for smart home devices including electric appliances, locks, lighting and furniture.

WirForce 2017: Gaming product vendors to unveil innovations

Nov 24, 11:17

WirForce 2017, one of the major e-sport events in Asia, is taking place in Taipei November 23-26 and gaming product vendors including Gigabyte Technology, Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) are showcasing their latest gaming innovations and products to strengthen their brand recogni...

Lenovo assigns new head for Taiwan office

Nov 24, 10:46

Lenovo has appointed Benjamin Lin, its ex-head of the large enterprise PC business group, as general manager of its Taiwan branch office. Lin had worked for Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard (HP) prior to Lenovo.

Competition heating up in Asia Pacific gaming notebook market

Nov 23, 13:51

Based on global shipments of Nvidia GeForce GTX series, about 5.5 million gaming notebooks will be shipped globally in 2017, up from 4.5 million units in 2016, with Asustek and Micro-Star International (MSI) standing firmly as the top-2 vendors. But they are facing increasingly fierce competition from...

Gaming facilities increasingly popular

Asustek top Taiwan-based global brand in 2017

Nov 22, 14:23

Asustek Computer has been appraised as the most valuable Taiwan-based global brand in 2017 for the fifth consecutive year, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

Compal, Foxconn to benefit from smart speaker demand, says paper

Nov 21, 15:04

With Apple rescheduling the launch of its smart speaker HomePod from December to early 2018, Amazon's Echo series is expected to dominate the smart speaker market during the year-end holidays of 2017 and benefit the device manufacturers Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Compal Electronics,...

Digitimes Research: Worldwide tablet shipments to reach 128 million units in 2018

Nov 21, 14:28

Seeing all-screen smartphones continue eroding tablet demand, tablet vendors, to differentiate the two product lines, are turning aggressively to promote 10-inch and above models with consumer-friendly prices, hoping to trigger a replacement trend. Digitimes Research expects worldwide tablet shipments...

Taiwan market: Garmin to launch vivomove HR

Nov 20, 16:16

Garmin has unveiled vivomove HR, a stylish hybrid smart atch, for launch in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$6,990 (US$231) for a sports edition and NT$9,990 for a premium model, according to sources at Garmin Taiwan.

Garmin stylish hybrid smartwatch vivomove HR (sports edition)

Acer digital signage products enter Japan market, says paper

Nov 20, 16:04

Acer has partnered with Japan-based software integration service provider SMedio to begin marketing its digital signage products in Japan's smart retailing market, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

India traditional PC market recovers in 3Q17 on strong consumer demand, says IDC

Nov 20, 15:33

The overall India traditional PC shipments for the third quarter of 2017 stood at 3.03 million units, with a strong growth of 72.3% on quarter and 20.5% over the same period last year according to IDC's latest Quarterly Personal Computing Devices Tracker. Even after excluding large education projects...

Smart speakers to come with more functions in 2018

Nov 20, 14:22

Competition in the global smart speaker market is expected to become keen in 2018 as vendors are trying to add more accessories or functions such as 3D lenses or pico-projectors into smart voice assistant devices, according to industry sources.

Automotive electronics to see strongest growth through 2021, says IC Insights

Nov 17, 15:58

Automotive electronic system sales are forecast to rise by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from 2016 through 2021, which is the highest among six major end-use system categories, according to IC Insights.

Standalone VR HMDs to enjoy growing popularity in China

Nov 17, 13:37

With the ecosystem of standalone virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) and PC-bundled VR HMDs gradually becoming more complete, demand for the two types of devices are expected to grow in a pace much stronger than that of entry-level mobile VR products in China, according to sources from...

VR HMD shipments to reach 7.8 million units in 2017 in China

HTC prepares Ultra HD VR HMD for 2018

Nov 17, 10:18

HTC is reportedly planning to release a new head-mounted display (HMD) supporting Ultra HD resolution in 2018 at the earliest, and together with the newly released standalone Vive Focus and an expected price cut on its existing HTC Vive in the near future, the vendor's VR device shipments are expected...

Quanta gearing up investments for AI, AR, VR and big data

Nov 15, 17:36

Quanta Computer is expanding its investments in AI, AR, VR, wearable devices and big data solutions and expects to roll out more new products starting 2019, according to company chairman Barry Lam.

Quanta chairman Barry Lam (left)

Digitimes Research: Notebook market declines in October

Nov 15, 16:33

Four out of the top-5 notebook brands experienced on-year shipment declines in October mainly because of weak demand from the consumer sector. The vendors' refocusing their strategies onto boosting profitability from expanding shipment volumes also impacted negatively their shipment performances.

Taiwan market: Garmin to launch D2 Charlie aviator watch

Nov 15, 16:00

Garmin has unveiled D2 Charlie, a watch specifically designed for aviators, for the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$32,990 (US$1,092), according to Garmin Taiwan.

Ways to ease EU GDPR impacts: Q&A with Microsoft legal counsel Neal Suggs

Nov 13, 12:05

Following a two-year buffer period, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enacted by the European Union in April 2016, will officially take effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR, touted as the world's toughest-ever data protection act, will bring great challenges to enterprises, with violators...

Neal Suggs, Microsoft VP and legal counsel

Asustek revenues drop in October

Nov 10, 17:51

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$34.66 billion (US$1.15 billion) for October 2017, representing a 23.16% drop on month and 9.51% drop on year.

MSI reports mild on-year increase in October revenues

Nov 10, 17:50

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.667 billion (US$320.3 million) for October 2017, representing a 8.18% drop on month and 3.04% increase on year.

Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2017

Nov 10, 17:01

Taiwan makers produced over 90% of the notebooks worldwide in 2008. The top-five notebook makers – Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron, Inventec and Asustek Computer – contributed 88% of the shipments from Taiwan.

Getac to fully own WHP via stock swap

Nov 10, 11:40

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology has announced that it will increase its stake in US-based WHP Workflow Solutions from 31.87% currently to 100%, making the latter a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Acer 3Q17 net income hits 27-quarter high

Nov 10, 10:16

Acer has announced its the financial results for the third quarter of 2017, with consolidated revenues rising 13% sequentially to reach NT$60.58 billion (US$2.01 billion), and net income hitting a 27-quarter high at NT$1.45 billion.

Acer to own 51% of AOpen shares to expand digital signage business

Nov 10, 10:06

Acer has announced that its participation in AOpen's private placement of shares has been approved by its board of directors. Acer said the move is a part of its strategy to expand its digital signage business, and Acer will also join the management of Aopen's operations to strengthen the cooperation...

DJI launches drone online management platform

Nov 9, 17:04

China-based drone vendor Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology (DJI) has launched DJI FlightHub, a platform for online management of drones, in a bid to tout enterprise customers.

Gigabyte revenues up 9.39% on year in October

Nov 9, 16:11

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.425 billion (US$146.67 million) for October 2017, representing a 22.36% drop on month and 9.39% increase on year.

Synnex October revenues up on year

Nov 8, 14:41

IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.368 billion (US$1.10 billion) for October, slipping 11.03% sequentially but growing 20.46% on year.

Digitimes Research: Competition in China smart speaker market heating up

Nov 8, 14:39

Competition in China's smart speaker market is heating up: Alibaba is pushing sales of its Tmall Genie to the business sector; JD.com is promoting its next-generation smart speaker, the DingDong 2; and Xiaomi Technology has forayed into the entry-level segment with its Mi AI speaker, according to Digitimes...

Global tablet market set for rebound in 2018

Nov 8, 14:00

The global tablet market is set for a rebound in 2018 as major IT players including Amazon, Huawei, Microsoft and Google all plan to launch new models in the coming year, while sales of Apple's iPad products will remain brisk, according to industry sources.

ECS revenues rise 7.69% on year in October

Nov 7, 17:36

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.345 billion (US$77.7 million) for October 2017, representing a 26.07% drop on month and 7.69% increase on year.

Asustek Zenbo to be available in China November 14

Nov 7, 11:32

Asustek Computer, in a partnership with China-based Tencent, will start selling its companion robot Zenbo in China next week. The robot is expected to be also available in the US and Japan in the first quarter of 2018 at the earliest.

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