China-based LeTV stops selling OTT device in China, says report
Jul 22, 12:26
China-based LeTV has recently stopped selling its over the top (OTT) device as it violates China's new policies for the Internet TV market, but the company's LCD TV products are not affected and are still available in the market, according to a Chinese-language Tencent report citing the com...
Dell aims to ship 30 million notebooks in 2015
Jul 21, 13:31
Based on requests for quotation (RFQ) received by Taiwan-based notebook ODMs, Dell aims to ramp up its notebook shipments by 40% to almost 30 million units in 2015, bringing it closer to Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard (HP), which are estimated to ship 32-35 million units, according to sources from the...
Digitimes Research: AMOLED tablets unlikely to benefit Samsung in 2H14
Jul 17, 11:04
Samsung Electronics recently launched the 8.4- and 10.5-inch AMOLED-based Galaxy Tab S flagship tablets. Although the new Galaxy Tab S tablets feature specifications exceeding those of Apple's iPads, the series is still unlikely to boost Samsung's sales in the second half of 2014 as demand in the high-end...
Asustek to recruit 1,000 engineers
Jul 16, 16:06
Asustek Computer, on July 15, announced plans to recruit 1,000 engineers specialized in software, firmware, hardware, quality control and Internet-based services in order to develop new businesses and meet the needs of its global business operations.
Taiwan market: Samsung to launch 7-inch Galaxy Tab4
Jul 15, 14:57
Samsung Electronics on July 14 unveiled the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, a 7-inch Android 4.4-based 4G-enabled tablet, for launch in the Taiwan market at a contract-free retail price of below NT$10,000 (US$334) in late July, according to Samsung Taiwan.
Asustek may struggle to achieve smartphone shipment goals for 2014
Jul 15, 14:08
Asustek Computer shipped about one million ZenFone smartphones in the second quarter, but to achieve its shipment goal of eight million units for 2014, the company will need to ship seven million units in the second half, posing a rather difficult challenge for the Taiwan-based vendor, according to...
Digitimes Research: Google Fit to benefit remote medical care industry
Jul 15, 11:36
Google has recently announced its new wearable device platform, Google Fit, which is expected to change the business model for wearable devices to horizontal partnerships with different industries with its hardware/software integration and connectivity, according to Digitimes Research.
Dell to improve distributor platform
Jul 14, 15:31
Dell is looking to strengthen its Partner Direct platform in 2014, hoping to boost its distribution partners' competitiveness through professional training, better resource distribution and complete product solutions, executives from Dell Taiwan said at a recent company conference with distributors...
Microsoft expands coverage of free Windows licensing
Jul 14, 15:29
Microsoft reportedly is expanding its subsidies to vendors for Windows-based tablets, and in addition to sub-9-inch models, tablets priced below US$250 will also receive free Windows licenses, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Over 24 million cars will be fitted with Apple CarPlay in 2019, says ABI Research
Jul 14, 11:22
Earlier in 2014, several car OEMs announced that they would be releasing new cars installed with CarPlay capabilities, including Ford, BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Jaguar/Land Rover, Toyota, Nissan, and Volvo, with many others sure to follow. With so many supporting CarPlay, ABI Research forecasts that in...
Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments decline 4.9% in 2Q14
Jul 14, 10:05
Global notebook shipments dropped 4.9% on year in the second quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research. Despite the end of Windows XP bringing about a surge of notebook orders, panels and some key components were in limited supply, and demand in China and South and Central America was down,...
Pegatron sees increased June revenues
Jul 11, 18:14
Pegatron on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$72.12 billion (US$2.40 billion) for June, growing 9.46% on month and 1.52% on year, NT$210.49 billion for the second quarter, slipping 3.4% sequentially, and NT$428.38 billion for January-June, dipping 0.33% on year.
Casetek June revenues up on month, down on year
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 18:01
PC chassis maker Casetek Holdings on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.420 billion (US$80.6 million) for June, increasing 3.68% on month but decreasing 3.96% on year, and NT$14.476 billion for January-June, dipping 14.85% on year.
Acer 2Q14 revenues up 6% sequentially
Jul 11, 17:57
Acer saw its June revenues grow significantly by 43.06% on month to reach NT$36.55 billion (US$1.22 billion), and second-quarter revenues also grew 6.02% sequentially to reach NT$81.35 billion. Acer founder Stan Shih expects the company's gross margins in the second quarter to have improved from the...
China government demands OTT/smart TVs switch to TVOS from Android, say reports
Jul 11, 14:43
The China government is demanding cable TV service providers in the country only adopt TVOS 1.0 for their over the top (OTT) devices and smart TVs, which is expected to significantly delay the development of Internet TV applications, according to reports from China citing sources from people familiar...
PC rebound in mature regions stabilizes market in 2Q14, says IDC
Jul 10, 14:58
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 74.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014, an on-year decline of 1.7%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The results reflect the smallest decline in global PC shipments since the second quarter of 2012 when declining shipments of mini notebooks...
Synnex Technology sees decreased June revenues
Jul 10, 10:48
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.4 billion (US$813 million) for June, dropping 5.4% sequentially and 5.9% on year.
Coretronic ships 7.69 million BLUs in June
Jul 10, 10:22
Coretronic has revealed it shipped 7.69 million BLUs (backlight units) in June (3% sequential growth), 22.1 million units in the second quarter (5% sequential growth), and 43.15 million units in January-June (20% on-year growth).
Pegatron to see over NT$1 trillion in 2014 revenues, say analysts
Jul 9, 12:19
Pegatron is expected to see 2014 consolidated revenues and net profit exceed NT$1 trillion (US$33.3 billion) and NT$10 billion respectively, mainly due to shipments of new-generation iPhones and iPads beginning in the third quarter, according to market analysts.
Wistron June notebook shipments hit monthly high
Jul 8, 22:01
Wistron shipped 1.9 million notebooks in June, the highest monthly level so far in 2014, and five million units in the second quarter, increasing 11% on quarter, according to the company.
Tablet market to lose attention as competition rises in wearable industry
Jul 8, 15:44
As tablet shipment growth for 2014 is expected to only reach less than 5%, and Apple's iPad sales also declined 16% sequentially in the first quarter, the IT industry is gradually turning conservative about tablet's future, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Several first- and second-tier...
Asustek June revenues down sequentially
Jul 8, 11:51
Asustek Computer on July 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.91 billion (US$1.13 billion) for June, decreasing on month by 7.97% but increasing on year by 0.37%, while its sales of 105.19 billion for the second quarter represented a five-quarter low with a sequential drop of 4.66%, and its sales...
Taiwan market: Samsung sees strong demand for high-end tablets
Jul 2, 16:02
Samsung Taiwan will focus on pushing high-end tablets in 2014 and expects its products' advantages over display resolution and thin-and-light industrial design to help it stay as the largest tablet vendor in Taiwan, according to Andy Tu, general manager of Samsung's mobile communication business in...
Taiwan market: Asustek to launch convertible, gaming notebooks
Jul 2, 15:46
Asustek Computer has unveiled a convertible touchscreen notebook, the Transformer Book Flip, for launch in the Taiwan market on July 4 at NT$34,900 (US$1,163) for a 13.3-inch version and NT$32,900 for a 15.6-inch version, and two gaming notebooks, the 13-inch TP300 and 15.6-inch TP500, priced NT$34,900...
Taiwan market: Epson launches smart watches
Jul 2, 10:56
Seiko Epson has unveiled two GPS-enabled smart watch models specifically for runners, the SF-710S Runsense and SF-310G Runsense, for immediate launch in the Taiwan market at recommended prices of NT$10,490 (US$350) and NT$7,490 respectively.
Wearable demand tied in to iWatch release, say market watchers
Jun 30, 21:59
Despite the fact that brand vendors such as Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have launched smart watches equipped with Google's Android Wear, market watchers believe wearable demand may not start picking up until the release of Apple's iWatch.
Notebook shipments up 6.4% on month in May 2014, says WitsView
Jun 30, 15:55
Notebook shipments reached approximately 14 million units in May 2014, up 6.4% on month and up 9% on year. Distributors' strong stock up demands for new models including low-priced US$249 Microsoft notebooks acted as a major growth momentum, according to WitsView.
Microsoft said to halt Surface Mini production
Jun 30, 14:57
Microsoft reportedly has called off a plan to mass produce its small-size Surface Mini tablet because of fierce compeition in the small-size tablet segment, as well as negative responses from its brand vendor clients, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Notebook ODMs turning to horizontal partnerships
Jun 30, 11:50
Notebook ODMs, turning their focus away from vertical integration, have started establishing partnerships horizontally with players from other industries, according to industry sources.