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  • 158 workers in Hsinchu Science Park laid off in November

    Before Going to Press | Nov 30, 22:45

  • Samsung to focus more on value-added flagship TVs to offset weakening TV demand

    Before Going to Press | Nov 30, 21:27

  • Samsung showing signs of surpassing LG Display in revenues

    Before Going to Press | Nov 30, 21:26

  • Taiwan panel makers calling on China government for component tariff reductions

    Before Going to Press | Nov 30, 21:25

  • China LED lighting production in 2015 valued at CNY210.5 billion

    Before Going to Press | Nov 30, 21:25

  • Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to drop less than 5% in 2016 thanks to large-size models

    Before Going to Press | Nov 30, 21:25

  • LDK Solar may be forced to sell solar-grade silicon wafer business

    Before Going to Press | Nov 30, 21:24

  • LDK Solar's bankruptcy is due to too high debt ratio, says chairman

    Before Going to Press | Nov 30, 21:23

  • Intel pushing new entry-level PC processors in 2Q15-3Q15

    Before Going to Press | Nov 30, 21:22

  • Wistron lands cloud computing service orders from airport in Southeast Asia country

    Before Going to Press | Nov 30, 21:21

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UK-based Consequential Robotics unveils MiRO, says TAIROA

Nov 30, 23:18

UK-based innovation robot developer Consequential Robotics has unveiled MiRO, an in-house-developed puppy-mimetic companion robot prototype with an advanced brain to learn from its surrounding for making response, in Taiwan, according to Taiwan Automation Intelligence and Robotics Association (TAIRO...

BenQ applying Productivity 4.0-based smart factory solutions to Qisda factory

Nov 30, 23:17

Display device and projector vendor BenQ is applying in-house-developed smart factory solution based on Productivity 4.0, an equivalent of the German-developed Industry 4.0 standard promoted by the Taiwan government, to affiliated Qisda's factory in northern Taiwan, with the completed smart factory...

Digitimes Research: Global all-in-one PC shipments to drop 3.9% on year in 2015

Nov 30, 16:01

With consumer demand for all-in-one PCs remaining weak, and Apple's new high-end iMacs and the price cut for previous-generation models failing to drive sales, Digitimes Research expects all-in-one PC shipments to decline 3.9% on year in 2015 and reach around 13 million units.

ECS to ship 2.5 million education tablets

Nov 30, 12:14

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has obtained tablet orders from the education sector in Latin America via cooperation with Intel, and expects to ship 2.5 million units by the end of 2015, according to chairwoman LW Kuo.

The smartphone ambition: Q&A with Asustek CEO Jerry Shen

Nov 30, 12:00

Buoyed by its ZenFone series smartphones, Asustek Computer has captured a portion of the global smartphone market and more importantly has started generating profits from its handset business.

Asustek CEO Jerry Shen (center)

Asustek eyes 30% share in Southeast Asia notebook market in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 27, 14:55

Asustek is looking to raise its share in the Southeast Asia notebook market to 30% in 2016 to boost its overall notebook shipments in Asia Pacific to 2.5 million units in the year, up 25% from 2015, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Taiwan market: Acer expects strong sales for Predator gaming notebooks during IT Month

Nov 27, 11:51

Acer has launched the full series of its Predator gaming products in Taiwan and expects demand to grow strongly during the local IT Month events running from November 28-January 13.

Taiwan notebook makers seeking lower chip quotes for 2016

Nov 27, 10:09

Taiwan-based notebook makers are demanding their chip providers lower quotes for 2016 so that cost structures can be improved amid less-favorable market conditions.

Korea government to invest US$110 million into wearables development, says report

Nov 26, 14:31

The Korea government has announced from 2016 it will invest US$110 million over a five-year period into developing materials and components for wearable products, according to Korea-based D-Daily.

All-in-one PC shipments to drop over 10% in 2015

Nov 26, 14:08

All-in-one PC shipments may drop a double-digit percentage on-year in 2015 due to weaker-than-expected demand. Shipments in 2016 are unlikely to see any major growth and may stay flat from 2015, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Global spending on smart health services to grow at CAGR of 60% during 2016-2018, says TrendForce

Nov 25, 14:10

Developments in the Internet and the Internet of Things (IoT) will propel strong growth in industries related to smart healthcare in 2016. According to TrendForce, worldwide spending on smart healthcare services (e.g. telemonitoring, diagnostic equipment, assisted living and bio-data tracking) will...

Wistron and Optiemus set up joint venture in India

Nov 25, 12:10

Wistron has announced the establishment of a joint venture in Noida, a planned new town in northern India, with Optiemus Infracom, an India-based mobile telecom device distributor.

Acer to enhance gaming notebook product line in 2016

Nov 25, 12:00

Acer has sent out RFO (request for quotation) for gaming notebooks to be launched in 2016, signaling that Acer will strengthen marketing of the product line by increasing shipment volumes and launching more models, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Indonesia market: Asustek is biggest notebook vendor

Nov 23, 14:45

Asustek Computer has become the largest vendor for notebooks, DIY motherboards and graphics cards in the Indonesia market, company CEO Jerry Shen has said.

Samsung shifting research personnel, says report

Nov 23, 14:41

Samsung Electronics will decrease personnel at its Samsung Seoul R&D Campus by as many as two-thirds in order to restructure its business model and operations, according to a new report from ChosunBiz.

Asustek launches Chromebit CS10

Nov 20, 15:26

Asustek has announced its Chromebit CS10, a small Chrome-based device that turns a HDMI-compatible TV or monitor into a Chrome OS desktop. Chromebit CS10 is available in two colors - black and orange - and features an extension cable or bendable Flex Connect HDMI connector. The Chromebit CS10 has built-in...

Asustek Chromebit CS10 PC stick

HTC works with Shunwang to promote Vive in China, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 20, 15:02

HTC reportedly has reached a strategic cooperation agreement with China-based Shungwang Technology for marketing and sale of its first virtual reality device, the HTC Vive, in the China market, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

DSLR models to account for over 50% of Taiwan camera shipments in 2015, says Canon

Nov 20, 12:13

Seeing declining demand for entry-level digital still cameras, Canon has turned to push DSLR models instead, and is looking to achieve shipment growth. Taiwan's DSC shipments will drop sharply from 816,000 units in 2012 to only around 314,000 units in 2015, while DSLR camera's proportion of overall...

Canon launches new EOS 5DS-series cameras in Taiwan

Apple seeking second supplier for next-generation Apple Watch, says report

Newswatch - Nov 19, 15:26

Apple has placed orders for four million Apple Watches for the fourth quarter, targeting mainly demand from the year-end holidays. Sales of Apple Watch are expected to surpass 10 million units in 2015. With a plan to release a second-generation Apple Watch in 2016, Apple is currently talking to Inventec,...

Asustek assigns new head of R&D team

Nov 19, 14:45

Asustek Computer has appointed its vice president Joe Hsieh to lead its R&D unit, the Da Vinci Laboratory, to focus on developing technology for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 applications.

Smart bracelets to remain dominant in the 2016 wearables market but VR devices will become main growth driver, says TrendForce

Nov 19, 14:35

The market for wearables has maintained a certain growth level in recent years, though device vendors have not experienced a boom in demand as they would hope. The total wearable device shipments in 2015 are estimated at 68.1 million units, according to research firm TrendForce. In 2016, annual wearable...

Asustek expected to see net profit of NT$5 billion from motherboards, graphics cards in 2015

Nov 18, 15:24

Despite shrinking profitability from sales of notebooks, smartphones, tablets and desktops, Asustek Computer is expected to enjoy steady profitability from motherboards and graphics cards, with the corresponding net profit for 2015 estimated at NT$5 billion (US$154 million), according to Taiwan-based...

Taiwan market: Tatung offers smart home-use appliances via cooperation with Taiwan Secom

Nov 18, 14:44

Own-brand electric machinery and consumer electronics maker Tatung on November 17 announced the offering of smart home-use appliances through cooperation with Taiwan Secom, the largest residential/commercial security service provider in Taiwan. The devices target both residential and enterprises users,...

China market: Xiaomi to unveil new smartphone on November 24

Newswatch - Nov 18, 10:57

Xiaomi Technology is expected to unveil its new smartphone the Redmi Note 2 Pro and Mi Pad 2 during a product event to be held on November 24. The product offerings may also include Xiaomi's first notebook model.

6.4 billion connected "things" will be in use in 2016, up 30% from 2015, says Gartner

Nov 16, 22:13

Gartner has said it forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30% from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. In 2016, 5.5 million new things will get connected every day.

Brand vendors gearing up to launch Surface-similar 2-in-1 devices in 1Q16

Nov 16, 15:25

Seeing demand for Microsoft's Surface-series 2-in-1 devices having been rising, several notebook brand vendors have started adjusting their 2-in-1 projects for 2016 and plan to launch products with designs similar to the Surface, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Google leads technology, testing, software development for autonomous driving, says IHS

Nov 16, 14:55

Autonomous driving continues to be one of the most widespread research and development activities within the global automotive industry, as automakers and technology companies alike strive to put advancements into production and implement them for on-road testing and approvals. According to a recent...

Clevo posts 3Q15 net EPS of NT$0.06

Nov 16, 10:23

Notebook ODM and own-brand maker Clevo recorded a net EPS of just NT$0.06 for the third quarter of 2015 mainly due to a large foreign exchange loss of NT$370 million arising from depreciation of the Chinese yuan, according to the company.

Acer founder believes recent departure of executive not hurting company morale

Nov 13, 16:15

Commenting on the resignation of its ex-president of pan-Asia operations Oliver Ahrens, Acer founder Stan Shih said that the departure should not impact the company's morale and is opening up opportunities for young people at the company. It is a result of the executive having difficulty fitting in...

Asustek looking to become largest consumer notebook vendor in 2017

Nov 13, 16:02

In response to competitors and research firms naming his company as one of the PC brand vendors that will quit the PC market, Asustek Computer CEO Jerry Shen pointed out that Asustek has always been one of the top-notch vendors in terms of gross margins, and the criticism only shows that Asustek has...

Quanta reports strong performance for 3Q15

Nov 13, 13:40

Quanta Computer has reported its financial results for the third quarter with consolidated revenues growing 9.9% sequentially and 12.9% on year to reach NT$275.9 billion (US$8.44 billion). Its gross margins stood at 4.27%, with operating profits increasing 1.4% sequentially to reach NT$4.52 billion...

Acer, Asustek will not die in global PC market, says Acer founder

Nov 13, 12:22

In response to IDC forecasts that two of the top-10 international PC vendors will withdraw from the global PC market over the next two years due to unbearable operating losses and the two are possibly Acer, Asustek Computer, Toshiba, Samsung Electronics, Tsinghua Tongfang, or Fujitsu, Acer founder...

Compal Electronics expects 6-9% sequential drop in 4Q15 notebook shipments, says president

Nov 13, 11:32

ODM Compal Electronics expects notebook shipments in the fourth quarter of 2015 to decrease 6-9% on quarter and shipments of tablets and smartphones together to increase at least 30%, company president Ray Chen said at a November 12 investors conference.

Inventec optimistic about its product lines in 2016

Nov 13, 11:28

With a strong financial report for the third quarter, Inventec is optimistic about its performance in 2016 and expects its notebook and server shipments to both achieve on-year growth, while handheld mobile device shipments will rise from 50-60 million units to 70 million units. The company's two solar...

Asustek files EPS of NT$5.67 for 3Q15

Nov 12, 13:57

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$119.31 billion (US$3.64 billion) for the third quarter, up 10.1% sequentially, while net profits were NT$4.22 billion, down 10% sequentially and 27% on year, and EPS NT$5.67. The company's combined consolidated revenues for the first three quarters...

Acer pan-Asia chief quits

Nov 12, 10:49

Acer has announced that its president of pan-Asia operations Oliver Ahrens has left the company and its position will be taken over by CEO Jason Chen. President of Acer China Zhang Yonghong reportedly has also resigned from his post, but Acer has not confirmed Zhang's departure.

Notebook orders from Huawei, Xiaomi lower than expected, say Taiwan makers

Nov 12, 10:46

China-based vendors Huawei Device and Xiaomi will launch notebooks in 2016 and therefore have released orders to Taiwan-based ODMs. But their orders are lower than originally expected, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Digitimes Research: Top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 ODMs perform weakly in October

Nov 11, 20:24

The global top-five notebook brand vendors and top-three notebook ODMs saw their combined shipments drop 32% and 27%, respectively in October. Although preparations for the year-end holidays greatly boosted shipments in September, shipment volumes returned conservative in October since demand from...

Acer sees decreased October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 11, 20:06

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.04 billion (US$672.01 million) for October 2015, representing a 25.14% drop on month and 21.9% drop on year.

Global revenues from residential IoT devices expected to total more than US$330 billion from 2015-2025, says Navigant

Nov 11, 14:43

Through devices such as smart thermostats that allow users to remotely control household temperatures or LED lights that can be switched on and off from a smartphone, the much-hyped IoT concept has arrived in the residential setting. Major companies are beginning to recognize the opportunity that these...

Asustek sees decline in October revenues, but expects growth in November

Nov 10, 15:01

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$38.75 billion (US$1.18 billion) for October, down 6% on month and 10.2% on year, but its revenues in November are expected to grow dramatically as the company has started mass shipping new products.

Synnex October revenues up on year

Nov 9, 10:56

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$29.62 billion (US$911 million) for October, decreasing 1.3% on month but increasing 9.7% on year.

Altek revenues increase on year in October

Stockwatch - Nov 6, 16:09

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.137 billion (US$35.01 million) for October 2015, representing a 5.34% drop on month and 13.03% increase on year.

Getac Technology sees increased October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 6, 11:54

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology on November 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.73 billion (US$53.2 million) for October, increasing 10.85% on month and 12.65% on year, and NT$14.98 billion for January-October, growing 15.25% on year.

Acer nets NT$0.12 per share for January-September

Stockwatch - Nov 6, 11:23

Acer on November 5 released its financial report for the third quarter of 2015, posting consolidated revenues of NT$67.24 billion (US$2.05 billion), gross margin of 8.14%, net operating loss of NT$704 million, net profit of NT$191 million and net EPS of NT$0.06.

Sony opens store in Taiwan mainly pushing mid-range and high-end products

Nov 5, 15:20

Sony has opened a store in the Breeze Center shopping mall in Taipei, Taiwan, and will mainly demonstrate its mid-range and high-end products including Bravia TVs, tablets, smartphones, wearables, digital cameras and headphones.

Sony opens a store in Taiwan

Consumer notebook shipments may fall significantly after 2015 year-end

Nov 4, 21:39

Despite recent rebounding shipments of consumer notebooks due to replenishing inventories, global demand is still weak and therefore shipments are likely to significantly drop after the 2015 year-end holidays, especially since the first quarter is the traditional slow season, according to Taiwan-based...

Digitimes Research: 58.7 million tablets to be shipped globally in 4Q15

Nov 3, 22:06

There will be 58.7 million tablets, including 2-in-1 and screen-detachable hybrid models, shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2015, increasing 15.9% on quarter but decreasing 22.6% on year.Shipments will consist of 14 million iPads, 24.5 million non-iPads and 20.2 million white-box units, according...

Digitimes Research: Worldwide tablet shipments decline 18% on year in 3Q15

Nov 3, 15:56

Worldwide tablet shipments reached only 50.64 million units in the third quarter, up 9% from the second quarter, but still down sharply by 18% on year, despite the fact that Europe and US retailers were aggressively preparing for the year-end holiday shopping season and demand from Russia and Eastern...

Tablet vendors extending to application-specific models

Nov 2, 16:03

In view of stagnant growth in global demand for consumer tablets, vendors have extended development to models for specific applications such as gaming, ruggedized and child-friendly models.

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2015 global notebook demand forecast
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    Taiwan notebook Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) account for more than 90% of global notebook production and Digitimes is there to provide daily...

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  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

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  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.