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MSI may ship 5 million graphics cards in 2016

Aug 25, 21:23

Micro-Star International (MSI) shipped two million graphics cards in the first half of 2016 and is likely to ship five million units in the whole year, growing 31.6% on year, for an operating profit of NT$1.5 billion (US$47.2 million), according to industry sources.

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Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to up over 16% on quarter in 3Q16

Aug 25, 10:36

Global tablet shipments will bounce back 16.3% sequentially to reach nearly 47 million units in the third quarter, but the volume will still be down over 10% compared to the same quarter a year ago, showing the market is still in no condition of recovering, according to Digitimes Research.

HTC to take part in TGS 2016

Newswatch - Aug 24, 15:47

HTC will participate in Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2016 for the first time to showcase its Vive head-mounted VR device. The four-day game show will start on September 15.

More notebook vendors adopt on-board memory for Apollo Lake-based models

Aug 24, 15:36

Notebook vendors have mostly adopted on-board memory designs in place of DIMMs to make their Intel Apollo Lake-based notebooks as slim as possible, according to sources from Taiwan's notebook supply chain.

Acer, Asustek, Samsung preparing to showcase new wearables at IFA 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 23, 11:43

IT brand vendors including Acer, Asustek Computer and Samsung Electronics are ready to showcase their latest smartwatches and smart bracelet at the IFA 2016 consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany in early September, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Lenovo shifts component orders back to Taiwan makers

Aug 23, 11:38

Lenovo reportedly has shifted back some of its component orders from China-based suppliers to Taiwan-based ones in the second half of 2016 in order to improve its profitability, since China makers are still less competitive in terms of product quality, delivery time and production capacity, according...

Digitimes Research: Top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 ODMs see decline in July shipments

Aug 22, 15:20

The top-5 notebook brand vendors saw their combined shipments drop 32% on month and the top-3 ODMs together saw a decline of 25% in July due to increased channel inventory pileup, weakening demand for Chromebooks because of the slow season, vendors' conservative shipments prior to the release of new...

Commentary: Taiwan makers reluctant to yield to Apple requests to lower quotes

Aug 19, 14:13

Apple has met resistance from makers in Taiwan's supply chain to lower their quotes for parts and components for iPhone 7 devices, a move which aims to force Apple to discontinue its established policy of constantly squeezing profits from Taiwan suppliers.

Asustek looking to ship 1 million gaming notebooks in 2016

Aug 19, 11:20

Asustek Computer expects its gaming notebook shipments to reach around one million units in 2016, with units under its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand to reach 700,000-800,000, according to company president Jerry Shen.

Lenovo 2Q16 revenues down, net profit up on year

Aug 19, 11:13

Lenovo has posted second-quarter consolidated revenues of US$10.1 billion, decreasing 6% on year, gross margin 15.3%, operating profit US$281 million, up 97%, and net profit US$173 million, up 64%, according to the company.

IDF San Francisco: Intel CEO introduces vision for merged reality

Aug 18, 10:21

The 2016 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) kicked off on August 16 in San Francisco with an opening keynote by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. Krzanich articulated the company's vision for the future of technology spanning virtual reality, autonomous driving, the industrial Internet, and the important role developers...

MSI announces new gaming notebooks using Nvidia GTX 10 series GPUs

Aug 18, 10:18

Taiwan-based motherboard and gaming notebook vendor Micro-Star International (MSI) has announced 11 new gaming devices under its four major product series - GT, GS, GE and GP. These products feature displays ranging from 14- to 18-inch, Intel's latest high-end processors and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 10...

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Insyde UEFI BIOS shipping on Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air

Aug 18, 10:13

Insyde Software, a provider of UEFI BIOS and systems management software, has announced that its flagship product InsydeH2O is now shipping on the new Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air featuring the sixth-generation Intel Core chips.

Asustek claims to be the largest gaming notebook vendor worldwide, say papers

Newswatch - Aug 17, 20:25

Commenting on Micro-Star International (MSI) claiming it was the largest gaming vendor worldwide at its new gaming notebook launch conference on August 16, Asustek Computer citied other research figures saying that the company was actually the largest vendor worldwide in the first half with around...

Digitimes Research: 2H16 white-box tablet shipments to be 30% higher than 1H16

Aug 17, 12:01

Shipments of white-box tablets are expected to reach 39 million units in the second half of 2016, a 30% increase compared to those shipped in the first half of the year, buoyed by an easing in component supplies and pricing, as well as an expected pick-up in demand from the US and Europe, according...

Global gaming notebook shipments expected to reach 4.5 million units in 2016

Aug 16, 14:10

The gaming notebook market is expected to see shipments of 4.5 million units in 2016, up 12.5% on year. Micro-Star International (MSI) is forecast to ship over 1.2 million units in the year, up from over 900,000 units in 2015, surpassing Asustek Computer in terms of both shipments and profits.

Clevo profits surge in 2Q16 thanks to gaming notebooks

Aug 16, 14:06

Clevo reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.32 billion (US$137.89 million) for the second quarter with net profits growing 261% sequentially to reach NT$252 million thanks to strong demand for gaming notebooks, which dramatically increased the company's product ASP, especially in China. Clevo expects...

Smartphone shipments to grow 5% in 2016 when Apple posts first annual decline, says Canalys

Aug 16, 14:00

Worldwide smartphone shipments will reach just over 1.4 billion units in 2016 representing a 5% on-year increase, according to Canalys. During the year, Apple is set to post its first annual decline in iPhone shipments, said the research firm.

TSMC to make chips for iPad coming out in 2017, says report

Newswatch - Aug 16, 11:11

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will supply chips for the 2017 series of iPad that will come in three models, a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) quoted a KGI Securities analyst as saying.

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to drop below 150 million units in 2016

Aug 15, 22:46

Worldwide notebook shipments are expected to drop 7.3% on year to below 150 million units in 2016 as Windows 10's new anniversary update is not attractive enough to prompt a lot users to purchase new PCs and Intel's Kaby Lake-based processors only had a small upgrade from the previous-generation models...

Asustek 2Q16 brand operations down

Aug 15, 16:15

Asustek Computer saw global brand operations in the second quarter of 2016 drop on quarter and on year in terms of revenue and profitability, the company said at an August 12 investors conference.

Asustek Computer CEO Jerry Shen

Acer smartphone chief to leave, likely to head Qualcomm Taiwan

Aug 15, 10:39

Acer has announced that ST Liew, co-president of Acer's BYOC Smart Products Business unit, will leave the company. The announcement follows local media reports indicating that Liew will take up an appointment as president of Qualcomm Taiwan.

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Pegatron expects 3Q16 non-IT revenues to grow 25-30% sequentially

Aug 11, 22:05

ODM Pegatron expects third-quarter 2016 revenues from product lines other than IT to increase 25-30% on quarter, notebook shipments in the quarter to grow 5-10% on quarter, and motherboard and desktop shipments to slip 10-15%, according to the company.

Asustek sees decreased July revenues

Aug 11, 10:39

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.34 billion (US$1.04 billion) for July, decreasing 21.34% on month and 3.49% on year, and NT$255.94 billion for January-July, inching up 0.43% on year. Of the consolidated revenues, brand-sales revenues were NT$29.96 billion for July, down...

Microsoft Xbox One S brings significant value gains with minimal commercial pain, says IHS

Aug 11, 10:26

Despite a small increase in bill-of-materials (BOM) cost, the new Xbox One S delivers for consumers in terms of improved performance and features, according to IHS Markit.

Digitimes Research: White-box tablet players see weak shipments in 2Q16

Aug 9, 21:25

White-box tablet shipments were down 15.3% from sequentially to reach only 13.8 million units in the second quarter because the quarter was a slow season for North America and Europe, while demand from emerging markets also remained weak due to economic downturns. In addition, component shortages and...

New MediaTek SoC selected to power Asustek ZenPad tablet

Aug 9, 21:14

MediaTek has announced its new MT8176 system-on-chip was selected to power Asustek Computer's recently-released tablet.

TSMC grabs chip orders for new Apple Watch, says report

Newswatch - Aug 9, 21:10

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will replace Samsung as the sole supplier of chips for the new Apple Watch starting the second half of 2016, according to a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA).

Aliyun forms strategic cooperation with HTC to develop VR solutions based on cloud computing technology

Aug 9, 21:00

Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun), a cloud service provider belonging to the Alibaba Group, on August 9 announced a strategic cooperation agreement with HTC to develop VR (virtual reality) solutions based cloud technology.

Wistron, Inventec see mixed shipment performances in July

Aug 8, 22:32

Wistron and Inventec announced their shipment performances in July with Wistron shipping 1.5 million notebooks in the month, down 21.05% on month and Inventec 1.4 million mobile devices, down from 1.6 million units a month ago.

ECS revenues decline in July

Stockwatch - Aug 8, 15:58

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.245 billion (US$71.3 million) for July 2016, representing a 15.98% drop on month and 40.93% drop on year.

IPC maker Ennoconn sees profits up sharply in 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 8, 11:33

Industry PC supplier Ennoconn saw its net profits increase 16% on quarter and 31% on year to NT$267 million (US$8.46 million) in the second quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$3.78 for the quarter.

Nintendo to start production of NX in early 4Q16, say Taiwan makers

Aug 5, 11:11

Nintendo will start trial production of its next-generation console, the NX, in the third quarter of 2016 and start volume production in early fourth quarter, about one quarter ahead of the originally scheduled early 2017, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Synnex sees July revenues increase on year

Aug 5, 10:53

IT and consumer electronics distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.77 billion (US$899 million) for July, slipping 3.5% on month but growing 9.1% on year.

Inventec expects 2H16 growth, but exchange rate fluctuations may hurt results, says chairman

Aug 4, 15:34

Inventec chairman Richard Lee said the company's shipments, gross margins and net operating profits in the second half of 2016 are all expected to see better performances than in the first. However, with the Chinese yuan depreciating and the New Taiwan dollar appreciating, Lee is concerned that the...

Acer CEO to become chairman in 2017

Aug 3, 15:03

Acer plans to have CEO Jason Chen succeed current chairman George Huang to take over chairmanship while maintaining the position of CEO in 2017, according to company co-founder Stan Shih.

AIMobile focuses on wireless industrial tablets

Aug 2, 19:59

AIMobile, a joint venture established by Inventec and industrial computing solution provider Advantech, is focusing on customized wireless industrial tablets for IoT, according to Inventec chairman Richard Lee.

Windows 10 new project to benefit Taiwan supply chain, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 2, 14:51

In addition to releasing an update for its Windows 10, Microsoft is also planning to partner with upstream suppliers to provide enterprises with Windows 10 for a licensing fee of US$7 a month, looking to stimulate PC replacement demand. Some market watchers expect the project to become a growth driver...

HTC raises Vive price in the UK; invests in more developers in VR alliance, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 2, 14:01

High Tech Computer (HTC) on August 1 raised the price for the Vive in the UK, up from GBP700 (US$927) to GBP759 due to the depreciation of pound. In addition, HTC also invested in eight new partners in its VR alliance. So far the company has invested US$12 billion into the alliance, according to a...

IPC maker Axiomtek reports decreased earnings for 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 2, 10:59

Industrial PC (IPC) maker Axiomtek has announced net profits NT$76 million (US$2.41 million) for the second quarter of 2016, down 29% on quarter and 1.2% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.97.

TCAS 2016: MSI sees strong demand for gaming notebooks, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 1, 22:04

Micro-Star International (MSI) is seeing strong demand for its gaming notebooks at Taipei Computer Application Show (TCAS) and MSI has prepared 30 notebooks using solid state drive (SSD) to consumers, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing the company staff as saying...

Advantech sees profits up in 2Q16 and 1H16

Newswatch - Aug 1, 12:33

Industrial computing device maker Advantech saw its net profits increase 11% on quarter and 10% on year to NT$1.46 billion (US$45.72 million) in the second quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.32 for the three-month period.

Gigabyte to ship 16.5 million motherboards, 3.5 million graphics cards in 2016

Jul 29, 14:56

Gigabyte Technology globally shipped 7.8 million motherboards and 1.6 million graphics cards in the first half of 2016, and is expected to ship 16.5 million units and 3.5 million units respectively for the whole year, according to market analysts.

Xiaomi announces new Mi Book Air notebooks

Jul 28, 21:30

China-based Xiaomi has announced two new Mi Book Air notebooks, featuring 12.5-inch and 13.3-inch displays and priced at NT$16,000 (US$498) and NT$24,000, respectively. The 13.3-inch model also features a discrete graphics card from Nvidia.

E-sports expected to push demand for gaming notebooks, desktops in 2H16

Jul 27, 15:52

Many e-sports contests will be held around the world in the second half of 2016 and this is expected to stimulate demand for gaming notebooks and desktops. Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell, Lenovo, Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Acer are expected to see rising gaming...

Chip orders for notebooks from Huawei and Xiaomi falling, say sources

Jul 27, 11:08

Chip orders for notebooks from Huawei Device and Xiaomi have fallen rapidly recently, according to industry sources.

HTC to face increasing competition in VR market in 2H16

Jul 26, 11:05

HTC is expected to face increasing competition from other brand vendors in the VR (virtual reality) market in the second half of 2016 as VR or AR (augmented reality) devices appear to be hot-selling items for the forthcoming year-end holiday shopping season, according to industry sources.

Rebound in notebooks in Western Europe boosted PC shipments in EMEA in 2Q16, says IDC

Jul 25, 16:07

PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) performed above expectations, reaching 16.1 million units in the second quarter of 2016 - a 4.7% on-year decrease, according to IDC. Looking at regions, Western Europe stabilized at negative 0.8%, while Central and Eastern Europe and Middle...

Oculus tying up with Asustek to promote Rift, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 25, 10:33

Oculus VR will partner with Asustek Computer to promote the sale of Oculus Rift in the Taiwan market, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

MSI becomes the largest gaming notebook vendor worldwide, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 22, 15:27

Micro-Star International (MSI) has become the largest gaming notebook player worldwide with a market share of 19%, surpassing Asustek's 15%, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing market watchers.

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