Global Pay TV market to generate US$269 billion in 2014, says ABI Research
Oct 24, 16:09
The worldwide Pay TV market is expected to surpass 920 million subscribers by the end of 2014. Overall, Pay TV average revenues per user (ARPU) are expected to drop slightly due to increasing price competition, but at a lower rate compared to the ARPU drop in 2013, according to ABI Research.
Sony to launch 12-inch tablet in 1Q15, say Taiwan makers
Oct 24, 11:49
Sony Mobile Communications will launch a 12-inch tablet in the first quarter of 2015. Several other vendors are also developing large-size tablets for launch in the first or second quarters, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Aurora invests in GIT to beef up 3D printing business
Oct 22, 15:12
Aurora, a distributor of office automation machines and furniture in the Taiwan and China markets, on October 21 announced the investment of NT$113 million (US$3.7 million) for a 55% stake in General Integration Technology (GIT), a sales agent of 3D printers for US-based Stratasys and 3D scanners/software...
Apple announces financial results for fiscal 4Q14
Oct 21, 22:19
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter that ended September 27, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenues of US$42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of US$8.5 billion, or US$1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenues of US$37.5 billion and net profit...
Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to drop in 4Q14
Oct 21, 11:26
Despite Intel and Microsoft subsidies, Digitimes Research expects global notebook shipments, not including 2-in-1 models, to drop 4.4% on year and 2.6% sequentially in the fourth quarter, as Windows XP will have less of an effect on boosting demand in the enterprise segment and most of the inventory...
Digitimes Research: Lenovo starts price-cut competition for 7-, 8-inch tablets
Oct 20, 16:09
Most 7-inch tablets' prices have dropped significantly during October with several first-tier vendors' 8GB models even dropping to as low as US$99. Meanwhile, 8-inch tablets also seen their prices decrease with stable panel supply and vendors expanding their investments in related products. Among the...
Acer, MediaTek BYOC partnership to achieve some results in 1H15
Oct 17, 15:51
Acer and MediaTek's cooperation in cloud computing is expected to achieve preliminary results in the first half of 2015 related to wearable devices, according to Acer BYOC business manager Maverick Shih and general manager of MediaTek's new business development unit JC Hsu.
Taiwan market: Leica X-E to be available in November
Oct 17, 14:49
Leica has unveiled Leica X-E (Typ102), a fixed-focus digital camera, for launch in the Taiwan market in November 2014 at a recommended retail price of NT$60,000 (US$1,980, not including accessories).
Taiwan market: Epson launches 3D home theater projectors
Oct 17, 14:10
Seiko Epson on October 16 launched three 3D home theater projectors, the high-end EH-TW6600W and EH-TW6600 and entry-level EH-TW570, in the Taiwan market at recommended retail prices of NT$69,900 (US$2,307), NT$59,900 and NT$25,900, according to Epson Taiwan Technology & Trading.
Apple updates Mac mini with price starts at US$499
Oct 17, 12:37
Apple has updated its Mac mini with the latest technologies and a new lower starting price. The Mac mini now features Intel's fourth-generation Core processors, integrated graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 2.
MSI says no plans to cut motherboard manpower
Oct 15, 15:01
Amid rumors that Micro-Star International (MSI) will reportedly downsize personnel in its motherboard business group, the maker has affirmed that there will be no staff cuts and there are no plans for any staff cuts in the motherboard group.
Taiwan market: Leica X launched
Oct 15, 11:48
Leica Camera has launched Leica X (Typ113), a fixed-focus digital camera, in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$74,000 (US$2,438, not including accessories).
Quanta ships 4.8 million notebooks in September; Compal 4.4 million
Oct 14, 12:21
Quanta Computer shipped 4.8 million notebooks in September and a total of 13.7 million units in the third quarter, up from 11.5 million units in the second quarter. Meanwhile, Compal Electronics shipped 4.4 million notebooks in the month, up 12.8% on month.
Asustek, AMD said to strengthen partnership
Oct 14, 11:59
AMD's partnership with Asustek Computer is growing tighter and the CPU maker reportedly will use Zen to name its next-generation desktop APU platform for 2016 and their expanding cooperation is also expected to influence the desktop market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. However,...
Gaming notebook vendors start new competition in 4Q14
Oct 13, 22:37
Despite weak sales of traditional notebooks, vendors are still aggressively releasing new gaming models and are expected to trigger a new wave of competition in the fourth quarter of 2014 as demand from the gaming market continues to rise and several governments worldwide are aggressively supporting...
Hong Kong Electronics Fair Autumn Edition kicks off
Oct 13, 16:17
Hong Kong Electronics Fair Autumn Edition 2014, organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) from October 13-16, has a total of 4,100 exhibitors showcasing their latest products.
MSI sees revenues rise in September
Stockwatch - Oct 13, 14:33
MSI has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.198 billion (US$273.26 million) for September 2014, representing a 21.37% increase on month and 26.98% increase on year.
Compal reports revenues growth for September
Stockwatch - Oct 9, 16:40
Compal has reported consolidated revenues of NT$84.85 billion (US$2.83 billion) for September 2014, representing a 17.21% increase on month and 37% increase on year.
Microsoft rumored to cease Surface tablet business
Oct 9, 14:59
Microsoft continues to see weak sales for its Surface Pro 3 tablet and is reportedly planning to cancel the product line since shipment performance has been far lower than expectations, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Digitimes Research: MediaTek, Rockchip to join Chromebook market
Oct 9, 14:16
In addition to gradually integrating Android's ecosystem into the Chrome OS, Google is looking to support more processors. Chromebook-supported processors will include solutions from MediaTek and Rockchip in 2015, helping vendors to develop LTE-based inexpensive Chromebooks, according to information...
Qisda sees over 40% on-year growth in projector shipments
Oct 9, 12:29
As the market for LCD monitors continues to fluctuate, Qisda has been pushing sales of other products, namely high-end projectors in order to maintain profits. In September 2014, the company reached over 200,000 in shipments to represent 42.25% on-year growth.
Asustek reports revenues for September 2014
Stockwatch - Oct 8, 21:27
Asustek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$41.57 billion (US$1.36 billion) for September 2014, representing a 1.4% drop on month, but 4.19% increase on year.
Taiwan ODMs say little impact from HP split in short term
Oct 8, 15:29
Hewlett-Packard (HP) will split into two companies, HP Enterprise and HP Inc., but this will not cause a substantial change to its ODM orders in the short term. But if this is the first step to selling HP Inc. (which will focus on PC and printer sales) eventually, the long-term influence remains to...
HP split is timely, says HP Taiwan head
Oct 8, 15:08
It is the right time for Hewlett-Packard (HP) to split into HP Enterprise and HP Inc. because HP's business groups for enterprise hardware and services, and PCs and printers have been operating smoothly and there are increasing differences in hardware procurement decisions between enterprises and consumers,...
Synnex September revenues hit record
Oct 8, 13:59
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.9 billion (US$1.12 billion) for September, a monthly record with growth of 18.1% on month and 9.0% on year.
12-inch MacBook Air starts small-volume production
Oct 8, 11:00
Taiwan-based ODM Quanta Computer started production of 12-inch MacBook Air in small volumes in October and will gradually increase output beginning November, according to sources with Taiwan's supply chain.
AMD prepares to release next-generation notebook APUs
Oct 7, 16:02
AMD is planning to announce next-generation Carrizo APUs in March 2015 to replace its existing Kaveri APUs for the mainstream performance notebook segment and will release Carrizo-L APUs for the entry-level notebook segment in December 2014 at the earliest to challenge Intel's Pentium and Celeron processors,...