More notebook brands shifting focus to gaming models, say sources
Oct 31, 16:23
Notebook brands including Asustek Computer, Lenovo and Acer have been shifting focus to gaming notebook models as strong sales of comparable models rolled out by Micro-Star International (MSI) have encouraged rival companies to follow suit, according to industry sources.
Acer starts selling Ultra HD monitors in Taiwan
Oct 30, 11:59
Acer has unveiled own-brand Ultra HD monitors sized 23.8-, 27-, 28- and 32-inch in Taiwan. Since its Chromebooks will also likely be launched in Taiwan soon, Acer expects its revenues in the fourth quarter to decline a lot less than expected.
LG Electronics announces 3Q14 performance
Oct 29, 20:53
LG Electronics has announced third-quarter consolidated revenues of KRW14.92 trillion (US$14.54 billion), an increase of 7.4% on year, and operating profit of KRW461.3 billion (US$449.61 million), more than double the figure from the same period a year ago.
Elitegroup Computer Systems nets NT$1.67 per share for January-September
Oct 29, 15:58
Motherboard, desktop, notebook and tablet maker Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) on October 28 released its financial report for the third quarter of 2014, with consolidated revenues of NT$41.78 billion (US$1.39 billion), net operating profit of NT$1.26 billion, net profit of NT$1.17 billion and net...
Acer fund raiser may start in early 2015, says founder
Oct 28, 15:51
Acer recently announced it will hold a fund raiser before the end of 2014, be may postpone the plans to early 2015 due to the recent weak performance of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) and mayor elections in Taiwan at the end of November, according to Acer founder Stan Shih.
Dell, Asustek and Lenovo eye Chromebook market
Oct 28, 13:59
Seeing that Chromebooks are enjoying demand from the education sector, brand vendors such as Dell, Asustek Computer and Lenovo have started becoming aggressive about the market, while Acer, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Samsung Electronics will also launch new products to defend their market shares, according...
AMD CEO to visit Lenovo, Asustek, TSMC and Acer
Oct 28, 12:27
AMD CEO Lisa Su is planning to visit Lenovo in China and Asustek Computer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Acer in Taiwan in the near future to tighten its relationships and explain its latest product roadmap, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Competition from China PC supply chain to remain strong in 2015
Oct 27, 16:10
Although demand for PCs has started recovering recently and shipments in 2015 are expected to remain at the same level as in 2014, Taiwan's supply chain is still facing fierce competition from China-based component makers, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
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.