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Getac Technology holds rosy outlook for 2H17

Jun 26, 09:00

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology expects consolidated revenues for the second half of 2017 to grow over 20% from the first half, according to company chairman James Hwang.

Worldwide wearables market to nearly double by 2021, says IDC

Jun 22, 15:38

As the wearables market transforms, total shipment volumes are expected to maintain their forward momentum. According to data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, vendors will ship a total of 125.5 million wearable devices in 2017, marking a 20.4% increase from the 104.3 million...

Acer faring well in high-margin PC segments

Jun 22, 15:27

Acer’s PC business has been focusing on high-margin segments, including gaming notebooks, ultra-thin models and 2-in-1s, with each segment faring well in the first five months of 2017, according to Acer CEO Jason Chen.

IOC and Intel announce worldwide TOP partnership through 2024

Jun 22, 15:21

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Intel have announced a long-term technology partnership at an official signing ceremony in New York with IOC President Thomas Bach and Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich.

Jason Chen becomes Acer chairman

Jun 22, 15:18

Acer has appointed its chief executive officer (CEO) Jason Chen as chairman as part of the company's latest management reshuffle which also saw it get a new chief financial officer (CFO).

Wearables continue to see strong growth in MEA market, says IDC

Jun 21, 16:12

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) wearable market continued its strong growth trajectory into the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest figures compiled by IDC. Bucking a trend that has seen slowdowns in other segments of the personal consumer devices market, IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Wearable...

Pegatron vice chairman expects growth in 2H17

Jun 21, 15:25

Pegatron Technology is replenishing its workforce at factories in China in preparation to meet expected increased demand in the second half of 2017, according to company vice chairman Jason Cheng. Cheng expects Pegatron's revenues in the second half to at least stay flat from the same period a year...

Digitimes Research: Top-5 vendors and top-3 ODMs see strong May notebook shipments

Jun 21, 13:16

Because of increased demand from the enterprise market and the fact that the education sector has entered the traditional peak season, the worldwide top-5 notebook vendors saw their combined shipments increase 26%, and the top-3 ODMs 34%, on month in May. The top-3 ODMs together achieved higher growth...

China market: Hisense, Changhong launch 'laser TVs'

Jun 20, 16:04

Following the steps of Epson, Sony and LG Electronics, China-based TV brands Hisense and Changhong have launched ultra-short-throw laser projectors for large-size home-use displays, according to industry sources.

Hisense's 4K laser TV

Worldwide shipments of augmented reality and virtual reality headsets expected to grow at 58% CAGR in next 5 years, says IDC

Jun 20, 14:25

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) continue to gain momentum in the mainstream tech media. According to recent forecast data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker, dedicated AR and VR headsets collectively are expected to grow at a very strong pace...

AMD top-end CPU adopted in new Dell gaming PC

Jun 20, 12:52

AMD is expected to see improved profits in the second half of 2017 as its top-end Ryzen Threadripper processor has landed orders from Alienware, a gaming affiliate of Dell. The move is expected to attract more gaming PC vendors to follow suit.

MSI chairman expects strong 2H17

Jun 15, 22:51

Commenting on Micro-Star International's (MSI) recent performance, company chairman Joseph Hsu said revenues and profits both enjoyed on-year growth in the first quarter but gross margins are expected to slide 1-2pp on year in the second because of seasonality in the PC market. The company still has...

Joseph Hsu, MSI chairman

Intel 300-series chipsets to impact Realtek, ASMedia and Broadcom in 2018

Jun 15, 19:49

With Intel planning to integrate Wi-Fi and USB 3.1 functions into its 300-series chipsets in 2018, Realtek Semiconductor, ASMedia and Broadcom are expected to see their orders for related chips decline, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Wistron business growth sees rebound

Jun 15, 15:25

Wistron has seen its business growth rebound significantly over the past months and is confident that its performance in 2017 will be better than that recorded a year earlier, according to company chairman Simon Lin.

HTC ties up with Bandai Namco to promote VR activities

Jun 15, 14:40

HTC has announced that that its Vive has been chosen to lead VR activities at VR Zone Shinjuku, the largest VR location built by Bandai Namco Entertainment in Japan.

Asustek reportedly to start wave of layoffs

Jun 14, 15:11

Rumors have circulated that Asustek Computer is looking to lay off a large number of employees as part of its business reorganization. The company noted that it is currently in the process of reorganization, but stressed it has so far not conducted any action in terms of laying off staff. Asustek declined...

Mitac issues dividends of NT$2.50 in cash for 2016

Jun 13, 15:07

Mitac International has announced plans to distribute dividends of NT$2.50 (US$0.08) in cash for 2016, with the total amount to reach NT$2.02 billion.

China market: JD.com starts using drones for deliveries

Jun 13, 14:51

China-based e-commerce giant JD.com has started delivery services using drones in four cities, including Xian, Chengdu and Suqian, in China, according to the company.

DJ.com demonstrating operation of its delivery drone

Popularity of 360-degree panorama cameras growing

Jun 13, 10:19

IT brand vendors have shown keen interests in 360-degree panorama cameras that support virtual reality (VR) video filming. Many of the vendors have begun releasing related devices, and such a trend is expected boost sales in the camera market.

MSI reports 2.84% on-year decline in May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 12, 16:18

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.911 billion (US$229.33) for May 2017, representing a 7.26% increase on month and 2.84% drop on year.

Asustek May revenues drop 1.6% on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 16:20

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$31.344 billion (US$1.04 billion) for May 2017, representing a 15.61% increase on month and 1.6% drop on year.

Pegatron revenues rise 18.16% on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 16:14

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$78.639 billion (US$2.61 billion) for May 2017, representing a 4.1% drop on month and 18.16% increase on year.

Acer revenues up in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 16:05

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.964 billion (US$596.91 million) for May 2017, representing a 24.47% increase on month and 3.67% increase on year.

Compal May revenues up over 23% on year

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:38

Taiwan-based notebook maker Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$70.121 billion (US$2.33 billion) for May 2017, representing a 14.89% increase on month and 23.65% increase on year.

Quanta revenues rise in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:35

Taiwan-based notebook ODM Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$74.31 billion (US$2.47 billion) for May 2017, representing a 7.4% increase on month and 6.09% increase on year.

Wistron, Inventec May notebook shipments up on month

Jun 9, 10:23

ODMs Wistron and Inventec shipped 1.7 million and 1.5 million notebooks in May, increasing 21.4% and 15.4% on month, according to the companies.

Asustek chairman expects performance improvement in 2H17

Jun 8, 14:36

Asustek Computer hosted an investors conference on June 7 where chairman Jonney Shih said the company has not been performing well since the end of 2016, but the second quarter should be the bottom of 2017. Shih noted that operations should start seeing a recovery in the second half due to the company's...

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih expects improving 2H17

StarVR ties up with ZeroLight to develop VR solutions for automotive industry

Jun 7, 21:05

StarVR, a joint venture between by Acer and Sweden-based game developer Starbreeze, has tied up with ZeroLight, a UK-based car visualization interactive solution developer, to develop high-resolution VR solutions for the automotive industry, according to Acer.

China-based Thunderobot ramping up overseas shipments of gaming notebooks

Jun 7, 15:53

China-based gaming notebook vendor Thunderobot, a subsidiary of Haier, has stepped up efforts to ramp its shipments to overseas markets, including Taiwan, Singapore and other Southeast Asia markets, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Global wearable device shipments swell nearly 18% on year in 1Q17, says IDC

Jun 7, 14:23

Global shipments of wearable devices totaled 24.7 million units in the first quarter of 2017, up 17.9% from the 20.9 million units shipped a year earlier, according to IDC.

Digitimes Research: AIO PC shipments to stablize in 2017, 2018

Jun 7, 10:57

All-in-one (AIO) PC shipments are expected to stablize in both 2017 and 2018 after declining for three years in a row. Due to weak demand from the consumer sector, AIO PC shipments were down 1.7% on year to reach only 12.18 million units in 2016.

Digitimes Research: AIO shipments expected to take larger share of desktop PC market

Jun 7, 10:45

With the consumer sector continuing to have weak demand for all-in-one (AIO) PC products, AIO PC shipments were down 1.7% on year to reach only 12.18 million units in 2016, the third consecutive year of on-year decline. But AIO PC shipments are expected to stabilize in both 2017 and 2018.

Apple unveils home music speaker featuring Siri support

Jun 6, 15:12

Apple has announced the HomePod, a wireless speaker for the home that delivers quality audio and uses spatial awareness to sense its location in a room and automatically adjust the audio. Designed to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to over 40 million songs, the HomePod provides deep...

Apple HomePod

Apple updated iMac and MacBook series with latest platforms; introduces iMac Pro

Jun 6, 15:06

Apple has updated its iMac line with up to three times more powerful graphics, faster processors, Thunderbolt 3, faster storage options and brighter Retina displays, and added a Retina Ultra HD display and discrete graphics to the US$1,299 21.5-inch iMac. The iMac delivers powerful performance for...

Apple new iMac with Intel Kaby Lake platform

Apple announces two new iPad Pros

Jun 6, 11:44

Apple has introduced a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, featuring displays with ProMotion technology and the new A10X Fusion chip. The new 10.5-inch model reduces the borders by nearly 40% to fit into a package that weighs just one pound, according to the vendor.

Apple 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets

Computex 2017: Dell eyes performance for its gaming notebooks, says executive

Jun 3, 12:17

Commenting on Dell's strategy for the gaming notebook market, Dell senior vice president of consumer product marketing Raymond Wah pointed out that consumers in the gaming sector want performance, but many of its competitors have placed their focus on creating ultra-thin products. For Dell, the development...

Raymond Wah, Dell senior vice president of consumer product marketing

WiGig wireless VR devices expected to launch at end of 3Q17, says Peraso VP

Jun 2, 11:52

Canada-based 60GHz WiGig (IEEE 802.11ad) wireless IC solution developer Peraso Technologies has been cooperating with many VR hardware makers to develop WiGig wireless VR devices including head-mounted displays, as well as WiGig-enabled games consoles, gaming PCs and notebooks, and USB Dongles. Devices...

Peraso product development vice president Brad Lynch (left) and sales vice president John Tryhub

Huawei, Xiaomi perform weaker than expected in notebook market; will continue to push new models

Jun 2, 10:32

Despite worldwide PC demand having declined for five consecutive years, Samsung Electronics, Huawei and Xiaomi have returned to the notebook market because of milder competition compared to the smartphone market.

MSI, Asustek to tie in 2017 gaming notebook shipments

Jun 1, 15:34

As worldwide consumer demand for notebooks remains in decline, most PC brand vendors have turned their focuses to the gaming sector. Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) were the top-2 vendors in the gaming notebook market in 2016 and despite fierce competitions from existing players...

Mitac showcasing Mio series at Computex Taipei 2017

May 31, 15:20

IT device maker Mitac International is showcasing Mio, its own brand for smart devices including smart wrist bands for health care, in-car digital video recorders, professional tablets at the Computex Taipei 2017, according to the company.

Smart electrocardiographic wrist band MiCor A100

Intel makes it rain for PC enthusiasts

May 31, 12:37

Intel came out of the gate firing at this year's Computes Taipei, announcing a slew of processors for its new X-series of desktop CPUs at the company's keynote during the first day of the show.

Intel Computex message: One size doesn't fit all in today's IT industry

May 31, 12:28

On the first day of Computex Taipei 2017, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group Gregory Bryant delivered the opening keynote for the chip giant at the Computex e21 Forum, touching on how data is transforming the world.

Staying competitive in declining mobo market: Q&A with Gigabyte Technical Marketing Manager Leon Chen

May 31, 12:18

Gigabyte Technology has been performing well in the motherboard market for the past few years and is currently a top-2 player in the industry. However, the market has not been treating motherboard players well with year after year shipment declines. However, that does not discourage Gigabyte from trying...

Gigabyte Technical Marketing Manager Leon Chen

Gigabyte strengthening high-end gaming brand recognition by uniting Aorus marketing under one team

May 31, 12:14

The gaming market has gradually grown to become a new battlefield among IT vendors thanks to related products' rising demand and high profitability. Many vendors have created a new sub-brand to simplify their gaming product lines and raise their recognition in the market. Seeing the trend, Gigabyte...

Eddie Lin, associate VP for Aorus

Computex 2017: Acer Predator Triton 700 gaming notebook to Ship with Nvidia GTX 1080 GPUs

May 30, 16:42

Acer is showcasing its Predator Triton 700 ultra-thin gaming notebook at Computex Taipei 2017 with slim design and features including latest graphics, processors in-house developed thermal technology.

Acer Predator Triton 700 gaming notebook

Computex 2017: Asustek shows new members for its ZenBook and VivoBook

May 30, 16:40

Asustek Computer chairman Jonney Shih took the stage at today’s Computex 2017 press event to present the company's new notebook lineup of thin-and-light ZenBook and VivoBook.

Asustek ZenBook 3 Deluxe ultra-thin notebook

The enterprise platform revolution of 2017: An opportunity for Taiwan vendors to take the lead

May 30, 15:37

With all the overcooked buzz about mobility, IoT and other consumer-oriented market speak, it is easy to forget the less sexy, but far more profitable and strategically important enterprise computing segment. After all, all that data on your phone or tablet does comes from, or through, some kind of...

IoV market holds strong potential for Taiwan-based makers

May 30, 15:36

While smart cars, connected cars or autonomous cars have been in frequent and diverse discussions across the IT industry, it has been the automobile industry that has been focused on the related development of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, fusion of sensors and Big Data analysis technologies...

Q&A: Gigabyte preparing full series of gaming notebooks

May 30, 15:36

Despite the gaming notebook market's strong popularity, competition has always been fierce between vendors, which have relatively driven down the product prices during the past few years.

Vincent Liu, Gigabyte director of sales (right) and Andy Chu, Supervisor of Product Marketing (left)

Qualcomm pursuing Apple manufacturers over royalty row

May 26, 15:17

Qualcomm has filed a complaint in the US District Court for the Southern District of California against FIH Mobile and Hon Hai Precision Industry (together known as Foxconn), Pegatron, Wistron, and Compal Electronics - the four manufacturers of all Apple iPhones and iPads sold worldwide - for allegedly...

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