PC ODMs expect to obtain orders at losses in 2H15
Apr 16, 21:48
As vendors are conservative about global PC demand and have launched more inexpensive models, they will select ODMs with the lowest quotes to maintain thin profitability in the second half of 2015. Consequently, Taiwan-based ODMs indicated that there will be heated price-cut competition and they will...
Intel pushes into mini desktop market in 2015
Apr 16, 10:09
Despite weak global PC sales, inexpensive mini desktops are still seeing strong demand from consumers, prompting Intel to strengthen its mini desktop platform R&D and related marketing, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. In addition, Intel is also aggressively promoting its Compute...
Asustek to launch VivoWatch in May
Apr 15, 21:31
Asustek Computer will launch the VivoWatch, an inexpensive P67-waterproof smartwatch specifically for use in sports and health care, in May 2015, according to industry sources.
Rockchip showcases devices at Hong Kong Electronics Fair
Apr 15, 15:34
China-based IC design house Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics is exhibiting smartphones and tablets equipped with Intel processors, and Chromebooks developed through cooperation with Google at the 2015 Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) taking place during April 13-16.
Smart wearable device vendors avoid competition with Apple Watch
Apr 14, 20:56
In view of better than originally expected pre-orders for Apple Watch, wearables vendors have adjusted their plans to launch smartwatches and wrist bands in an attempt to avoid direct competition, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Digitimes Research: Surface 3 to see low shipments
Apr 14, 15:37
Microsoft unveiled its third-generation own-brand tablet, the Surface 3 on March 31 with a size and industrial design similar to those of the previous-generation models, but instead of using an ARM-based platform and Windows RT operating system, the device has adopted Intel's Atom processor and Windows...
Pegatron ships 650,000-700,000 notebooks in March
Apr 13, 10:57
Pegatron shipped 650,000-700,000 notebooks in March 2015, growing 30-40% on month, and 2.0-2.1 million units in January-March, decreasing 20% on quarter and 20-30% on year, according to the company.
Quanta ships 4 million notebooks in March
Apr 13, 10:56
Quanta Computer shipped 4.0 million notebooks in March, rising 48.1% on month and 11.1% on year, and it shipped 9.9 million units in January-March, declining 22.7% sequentially and 5.7% on year, according to the company.
Acer March revenues down over 19% on year
Stockwatch - Apr 13, 10:53
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.744 billion (US$792 million) for March 2015, representing a 19.86% increase on month, but decreasing 19.64% on year.
Asustek reports revenues for March 2015
Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:58
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$42.128 billion (US$1.35 billion) for March 2015, representing a 21.09% increase on month but a 0.3% drop on year.
Synnex March revenues down on year
Apr 10, 15:45
Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.08 billion (US$894 million) for March, increasing 59.2% on month and but decreasing 6.5% on year.
ECS reports revenues for March 2015
Stockwatch - Apr 8, 21:49
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.81 billion (US$122.72 million) for March 2015, representing a 11.2% increase on month but 21.69% drop on year.
Getac sees increased March revenues
Stockwatch - Apr 8, 16:13
Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.64 billion (US$51.9 million) for March, rising 39.85% on month and 30.5% on year, and NT$4.234 billion for January-March, growing 22.55% on year.
Inventec to set up trial production factory for start-ups
Apr 8, 16:12
Inventec will set up a factory in Taipei, Taiwan for start-up businesses incubated by the Cloud Computing Association in Taiwan, running trial production and testing commerical feasibility of prototypes and innovative ideas. The factory will open in June 2015, according to Inventec chairman and the...
IDF Shenzhen 2015: Intel to show R&D progress and partnerships in China
Apr 7, 13:49
Intel will host its spring Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Shenzhen, China from April 8-9 with keynotes from company CEO Brian Krzanich, announcements on the company's latest R&D progress, lineup and partnerships in China and covering fields including PCs, handsets, tablets, servers and Internet...
Sony announces agreement to start logistics joint venture
Apr 2, 15:16
Sony has announced that it has completed the establishment of the logistics joint venture with Mitsui-Soko Holdings.The joint venture will be named Mitsui-Soko Supply Chain Solutions., and will be operated by Sony's formerly wholly-owned subsidiary Sony Supply Chain Solutions.
Asustek to add fingerprint ID function to ZenFone in 2H15, says paper
Newswatch - Mar 30, 23:02
Asustek Computer is planning to add fingerprint identification functionality to its ZenFone smartphones in the second half, at the soonest and the function will become a default feature for the ZenFone 3 in 2016, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report citing company president Jerry...
Taiwan market: Epson launches 4 inkjet MFPs
Mar 27, 10:40
Seiko Epson on March 26 launched four inkjet MFP (multi-function peripheral) models, Epson L220, Epson L360, Epson L365 and Epson L565, as well as an inkjet printer, Epson L310, in the Taiwan market, targeting SOHO (small office, home office) and small- to medium-size businesses, according to Epson...
Tablet vendors looking to tackle niche markets in 2015
Mar 26, 22:29
Tablet vendors are looking to tackle niche markets in 2015 including the industrial, commercial and education segments as the global tablet market is expected to take further hits due to rising influence from large-size smartphones.
Getac chairman expects over 15% on-year growth in rugged PC shipments in 2015
Mar 26, 22:20
Rugged PC vendor Getac Technology, an affiliate of the Mitac Group, is expected to achieve on-year shipment growth of at least 15% in 2015, higher than the rugged PC market's average growth of 5-10%. The company recently started shipping products to new clients and expects rugged PC products to contribute...
Acer turns profitable in 2014 with EPS of NT$0.66
Mar 25, 21:52
Acer has released its 2014 financial report with consolidated revenues of NT$329.68 billion (US$10.43 billion), gross margin of 8.78%, net operating profit of NT$2.71 billion, net profit of NT$1.79 billion and net EPS of NT$0.66. The company will not distribute a dividend for the year
Intel to partner with notebook players for Chromebook 2-in-1s
Mar 25, 21:48
Intel is planning to partner with Google and notebook players including Asustek Computer, Acer, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo, Quanta Computer and Pegatron Technology to launch 2-in-1 Chromebooks in the second quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
China market buoying iPhone shipments
Mar 24, 20:58
Sales of Apple's iPhone 6 have been strong particularly in China driving growth in the smartphone's shipments, according to sources at upstream suppliers.