Market watchers pessimistic about 2-in-1 market
May 26, 15:43
Although several brand vendors including Asustek Computer, Lenovo, Acer, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell are all preparing to launch new 2-in-1 devices in the second half of 2016, some market watchers are concerned that demand may be limited.
Asustek, Dell beef up competitiveness with MSI for gaming notebooks
May 25, 11:18
Asustek Computer and Dell, facing increasing competition for gaming notebooks from Micro-Star International (MSI), have enhanced their competitiveness through strengthening marketing in the US and Europe, lowering retail prices for comparable models, and launching inexpensive models in China and Southeast...
Competition in VR market among Taiwan brands heating up
May 19, 11:51
Both Asustek Computer and Acer will follow the step of smartphone vendor HTC to enter the virtual reality (VR) device market soon, heating up competition among local brands in the segment, according to industry sources.
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to drop 4.6% sequentially in 2Q16
May 16, 15:31
Global tablet shipments are expected to drop 4.6% sequentially to reach 42.84 million units in the second quarter, which is still the slow season for the table market. Vendors have yet to step up their orders for the new products they are supposed to launch in the third quarter. However, the shipment...
Clevo ships 353,000 notebooks in 1Q16
May 16, 09:56
ODM/OEM Clevo shipped 353,000 notebooks in the first quarter of 2016, with the China market accounting for over 30% of the shipments, according to the company.
Microsoft new Surface Book said to be delayed
May 12, 14:26
Microsoft originally planned to launch its second-generation Surface Book in June, upgrading the device with an Ultra HD display, but sources from the upstream supply chain report that the device is likely to be delayed due to some design issues.
Upcoming exhibitions to promote IT innovations
May 12, 11:43
Six exhibitions are expected to come up in May and June, promoting the latest IT innovations including PC, smartphone, smart wearable device, robot and Internet of Things (IoT) applications
Quanta sees on-month drop in April revenues
May 12, 10:43
Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$68.18 billion (US$2.1 billion) for April 2016, representing a 9.31% drop on month but a 0.98% increase on year. The company has totaled NT$265.54 billion in year-to-date revenues, down 2.63% compared with the same time last year.
Asustek revenues drop in April
May 11, 15:04
Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$26.07 billion (US$801.77 million) for April, dropping sharply by 42.4% on month and 12.7% on year. Combined consolidated revenues for the first four months of 2016 were NT$136.12 billion, up 3.1% on year.
Acer revenues drop in April
Stockwatch - May 11, 14:43
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.054 billion (US$432.32 million) for April 2016, representing a 42.08% drop on month and 11.19% drop on year.
Synnex April revenues up on year
May 11, 11:37
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$26.45 billion (US$816 million) for April, decreasing 8.4% on month but increasing 3.6% on year.
MSI reports on-year increase in April revenues
Stockwatch - May 10, 11:21
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.76 billion (US$208.31 million) for April 2016, representing a 17.6% drop on month and 15.29% increase on year.
Inventec April revenues rise on year
Stockwatch - May 10, 11:20
Inventec has reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.936 billion (US$1.05 billion) for April 2016, representing a 6.98% drop on month and 9.36% increase on year.
Compal revenues drop in April
Stockwatch - May 10, 11:20
Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$46.306 billion (US$1.43 billion) for April 2016, representing a 33.45% drop on month and 24.87% drop on year.
Wistron reports decreased revenues for April
Stockwatch - May 10, 11:19
Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$44.446 billion (US$1.37 billion) for April 2016, representing a 16.37% drop on month and 5.42% drop on year.
ECS sees revenues decline in April
Stockwatch - May 6, 16:51
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.132 billion (US$65.8 million) for April 2016, representing a 20.71% drop on month and 23.19% drop on year.
Taiwan market: Leica launches range finder digital camera
May 6, 16:12
Leica Camera AG on May 5 launched the Leica M-D (Typ262), a range finder digital camera with 24-megapixel CMOS image sensor, dimensions of 138.6 (W) by 42 (H) by 80 (D)mm and a weight of 690g, in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$226,000 (US$6,981).
Shuttle to decrease capital by 30%
Stockwatch - May 6, 15:25
Shuttle on May 5 announced a reduction in paid-in capital by NT$1.05 billion (US$32.3 million) or 30% to NT$2.44 billion.
Gaming notebook, 2-in-1 markets to see more competition with entry of lower-tier players
May 5, 14:43
With Intel reference designs and support including product planning, software/hardware certification and marketing, China-based lower-tier vendors including Huawei Technologies, TCL, Onda, Haier, Hasee, Cube, Teclast as well as India-based Micromax have been aggressively launching 2-in-1 devices, while...
Acer expands into digital signage business
May 4, 16:03
Acer has extended its operations to digital signage, with market watchers believing the move is through cooperation with Taiwan-based digital signage solution provider AOpen. The market watchers also expect Acer to offer related solutions by integrating its BYOC platform with AOpen's hardware.
Asustek Computer leads gaming notebook sales
May 4, 14:34
Asustek Computer is currently the largest global gaming notebook vendor, particularly ranking first in the US, UK, Germany, France, Russia and Italy. Asustek sold nearly 90,000 units in February 2016, followed by China-based Lenovo with over 40,000 units, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers...
Coretronic expects 2Q16 projector shipments to grow over 20%
Apr 29, 14:59
Coretronic shipped 243,000 DLP projectors in the first quarter of 2016 and expects to ship 95,000-105,000 units a month in the second quarter with quarterly growth of more than 20%, the company said at an April 28 investors conference.
Foxconn promoting Sharp products internally
Apr 28, 13:01
Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) employees have recently established a team to display and promote Sharp's white goods such as dehumidifiers, air purifiers and refrigerators at Foxconn's plants, hoping to attract employees to purchase Sharp's products and help boost their sales in...
Asustek denies plans to split company businesses
Apr 28, 12:53
Asustek Computer has refuted a rumor that the company is considering separating its Open Platform business group, which includes motherboard, graphics card, monitor and peripheral product lines, and the System business group, which includes PC, smartphone and tablet product lines, to form independent...
Apple sees iPhone shipments drop in fiscal 2Q16
Newswatch - Apr 28, 10:23
Apple has announced that it posted quarterly revenues of US$50.6 billion and quarterly net income of US$10.5 billion, or US$1.90 per diluted share for the fiscal 2016 second quarter ended March 26. Quarterly iPhone shipments reached 51.1 million units, down 16.5% on year.
PC, handset supply chain makers conservative about prospects for 2016
Apr 27, 11:15
Makers in the PC and handset supply chains in Taiwan are conservative about a business rebound in the second half of 2016 as well as the overall performance for the entire year amid unfavorable business news from the sectors, including layoffs at Intel and declining iPhone shipments.
VR hardware to soar past US$2 billion mark in 2016, says IDC
Apr 22, 16:14
Worldwide shipments of virtual reality (VR) hardware will skyrocket in 2016, with total volumes reaching 9.6 million units. Led by key products from Samsung, Sony, HTC, and Oculus, the category should generate hardware revenues of approximately US$2.3 billion in 2016. While VR will drive nearly all...
Acer has no plans to make VR devices, says CEO
Apr 22, 15:55
Commenting on Acer's new Predator series products' support for virtual reality (VR) devices, Acer CEO Jason Chen has pointed out that the company's latest gaming products will be able to connect with the four current major VR platforms: Facebook's Oculus, HTC's Vive, OSVR and StarVR, but Acer has no...
Pegatron reshuffles executive positions
Apr 22, 15:23
Pegatron, in response to vice chairman Ted Hsu's departure to join Asustek Computer as chief strategy office, has decided to reshuffle its executive positions including CEO, COO, CTO and R&D director, with new executives to come into office on July 1, 2016, according to the company.