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Worldwide tablet growth will continue to slow in 2015, says IDC

May 29, 15:46

Worldwide shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices are forecast to reach 221.8 million units in 2015, a decline of 3.8% from 2014, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. The new outlook follows two consecutive quarters of declining sales and represents a modest downward revision from...

PC shipments will continue to decline in 2015, says IDC

May 29, 14:47

Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by 6.2% in 2015 according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. This will be the fourth consecutive year of declining volume as the PC market continues to struggle with competition from tablets and smartphones and generally low demand. The market almost...

Digitimes Research: Six 2-in-1 Chromebooks scheduled for 2015 to tackle non-education markets

May 28, 15:46

In addition to Lenovo's N21 2-in-1 Chromebook launched in February and Asustek Computer's Chromebook Flip 2-in-1 device announced in April, Google, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer are also planning to unveil Chromebook products in the second half. With the devices, the market will see at least six branded...

Demand for overclocking surges in the face of declining desktop market, says HWinsights

May 28, 14:07

Demand for enthusiast class PC hardware which offers high-performance, reliability, and above all gives the end-user the ability to tweak, fine-tune and tinker, has seen a rapid increase over the past few years. While the overall desktop market has reached stagnation and begun to decline, annual growth...

Second-tier motherboard makers to see drops in 2015 shipments

May 27, 16:06

Among Taiwan-based motherboard players, Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology have been in a price competition to maintain shipments and market shares, and consequently second-tier ASRock and Micro-Star International (MSI) are expected to see 2015 shipments drop to 6.5 million units and six million...

US cable performance improves, but Pay TV market headwinds remain, says IHS

May 27, 14:28

While cable operators continue to show improvement, the overall pay TV market still faces strong headwinds. According to IHS, US cable companies improved on normal quarterly losses In the first quarter of 2015, losing only 132,900 subscribers since the fourth quarter of 2014. Many pay TV operators...

Computex 2015: Smart living gaining attention from vendors

May 26, 15:53

3D printing and scanning, smart living and IoT are expected to be among the major focal points for vendors at the 2015 Computex exhibition starting June 2.

Worldwide Chromebook sales will reach 7.3 million units in 2015, says Gartner

May 25, 16:11

Worldwide Chromebook sales to end users is on pace to reach 7.3 million units in 2015, a 27% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. Education is the primary market for Chromebooks and represented 72% of the global Chromebook market in 2014.

Wireless charging application market to flourish on strong consumer electronics demand, says MIC

May 25, 15:40

According to MIC, wireless charging products reached US$15.8 billion in 2014 - only a negligible part of the US$250 billion of smartphone sales.

Smart home security land grab will drive security monitoring services into 15 million more US homes by 2020, says ABI Research

May 25, 11:13

A growing roster of smart home services and device providers are using home security monitoring as a beachhead to introduce home automation services. In the key US market, a bellwether for developed markets around the world, some 15 million more US homes will invest in new connected home security services...

China-based white-box vendors push dual-OS tablets

May 22, 15:37

China-based white-box tablet vendors, in view of stagnant demand for tablets in general and falling demand for white-box models, have offered Windows/Android dual-OS models in an attempt to stimulate demand.

Lenovo revenues up 21% in fiscal 4Q14

May 22, 11:47

China-based IT vendor Lenovo has published its financial report for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 (April 2014-March 2015), with revenues of US$11.3 billion growing 21% on year.

iPhone shipments to reach over 230 million in 2015, says firm

May 22, 10:57

The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the next iPhone, rumored to be called iPhone 6S, will enter mass production in June 2015 and be shipped in the third quarter of the year, with the quarterly shipments projected to reach 24 million units, according to TrendForce.

Tablet vendors battle for supremacy in saturated CEE market, says IDC

May 22, 10:34

Tablet and 2-in-1 shipments in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) declined by more than 20% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same quarter in 2014, according to the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Quarterly Tablet Tracker published by IDC. Key factors in the expected market downturn...

ITRI debuts metal 3D laser printing

May 22, 10:29

The government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on May 21 unveiled a metal 3D laser printer, the first Taiwan-made one of its kind, and corresponding printing materials.

Google seeking Taiwan partners to promote Chromebook, say makers

May 21, 21:13

Google's Chromebook team has come to Taiwan to talk with Acer and Asustek Computer as well as Quanta Computer in a bid to seek cooperation to extend marketing of Chromebooks from the education segment in North America to emerging markets, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Fitbit maintains leadership share of wearable band market before Apple Watch entrance, says Canalys

May 21, 21:11

The wearable band market grew over 150% as more than seven million units were shipped in the first quarter of 2015, according to Canalys.

Asustek pushing 2 smartwatches designed by notebook and motherboard teams

May 21, 14:27

Asustek Computer is planning to push two smartwatch series, the ZenWatch and the VivoWatch. Internally the notebook team will handle ZenWatch R&D and the motherboard team is in charge of the VivoWatch. Asustek is hoping the internal competition will help brainstorm new innovations, according to...

Shipments of 2-in-1s to grow over 60% on year in 2015, says MIC

May 21, 14:20

Notebook shipments, which are being impacted by tablets, are expected to drop 2.7% on year to reach 167 million units in 2015, but 2-in-1 device shipments are expected to grow 62.5% on year to reach 13 million units due to Microsoft's aggressive promotions, according to figures from the Market Intelligence...

China white-box players remain aggressive about tablet market, but brand vendors hold back

May 21, 11:18

Despite the fact that first-tier vendors including Samsung Electronics, Asustek Computer, Lenovo and Toshiba have significantly reduced the number of new tablet products for the second half to cut costs, white-box players in China continue to push into the tablet market with full strength, according...

Worldwide IoT market to grow 19% in 2015, led by digital signage, says IDC

May 20, 20:57

The worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to grow 19% in 2015, led by digital signage, according to a new forecast from IDC. The forecast focuses on growing IoT use in 11 vertical industries, including consumer, retail, healthcare, government, manufacturing, transportation, and other...

Asustek expects good 2H15 notebook sales, Acer remains conservative

May 19, 15:08

Acer and Asustek Computer both expect their performance in the second quarter to stay flat sequentially as consumers are delaying their notebook purchases until the release of Windows 10 in the third quarter of the year. While Asustek is optimistic about its notebook sales in the second half of the...

Quanta, Inventec lead in 1Q15 net EPS, gross margin among notebook ODMs

May 19, 15:06

Among the four largest Taiwan-based notebook ODMs, Quanta Computer recorded the highest net EPS at NT$0.95 (US$0.030) and Inventec the highest gross margin at 5.90% in the first quarter of 2015.

Mitac constructs headquarters building in northern Taiwan

May 19, 11:39

Mitac Holdings on May 18 held a groundbreaking ceremony for its headquarters building located in Hwa Ya Technology Park, northern Taiwan, with completion scheduled for the end of 2016, according to the company.

Commercial tablet and 2-in-1 expansion accelerates in Western Europe, says IDC

May 15, 16:25

According to figures published by IDC, the overall tablet market in Western Europe remained challenged in the first quarter of 2015, declining 10.5% on year with shipments totaling 8.5 million units. The contraction, however, was mainly the result of sluggish consumer demand as the expansion of tablets...

Lenovo interested in acquiring MSI gaming notebook business

May 15, 14:39

Micro-Star International (MSI) has been successful in selling gaming notebooks and Lenovo is interested in acquiring MSI's gaming notebook business unit, according to sources from supply chain makers. However, MSI has denied the reports.

Getac Technology 1Q15 ruggedized device shipments grow 40% on year

May 15, 12:15

Getac Technology saw shipments of ruggedized computing devices increase 40% on year and account for 45-50% of its consolidated revenues in first-quarter 2015, and expects such shipments in 2015 to rise 20-40% on year, according company chairman James Hwang.

Getac Technology chairman James Hwang

Quanta 1Q15 gross margin hits 5-year high

May 14, 22:12

Quanta Computer recorded gross margin of 5.08% for the first quarter of 2015, the highest quarterly level in the past five years, the company said at a May 14 investors conference.

Wistron ships 1.4 million notebooks in April

May 12, 22:08

Wistron has announced it shipped 1.4 million notebooks, 900,000 smart handheld devices, 600,000 LCD monitors, 1.1 million desktops, 500,000 LCD TVs and 160,000 servers in April 2015.

Asustek 1Q15 net EPS hits 3-year low

May 12, 21:49

Asustek Computer recorded net EPS of NT$4.96 (US$0.157) for the first quarter of 2015, its lowest quarterly level since the second quarter of 2012, the company said at a May 12 investors conference.

Retail OTT STBs to overtake telco IPTV STBs in shipments in 2015, IHS says

May 12, 15:57

Global shipments of over-the-top (OTT) set-top boxes (STBs) sold at retail - including Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku boxes - will overtake shipments of IPTV STBs used for pay TV services in 2015, according to IHS. In 2015, 31 million retail OTT STBs will be shipped, compared to 30 million IPTV STBs...

Acer revenues decrease in April

Stockwatch - May 12, 15:17

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.824 billion (US$515 million) for April 2015, representing a 36.05% drop on month and 17.81% drop on year.

Gigabyte reports April 2015 revenues

Stockwatch - May 11, 22:00

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.8 billion (US$123.83 million) for April 2015, representing a 13.5% drop on month and 9.12% drop on year.

MSI sees over 10% revenue drop for April 2015

Stockwatch - May 11, 21:59

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.86 billion (US$190.97 million) for April 2015, representing a 14.07% drop on month and 19.74% drop on year.

Quanta Computer reports revenues for April 2015

Stockwatch - May 11, 21:55

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$67.52 billion (US$2.2 billion) for April 2015, representing a 15.65% drop on month and 6.98% drop on year.

Acer targeting China, India, Malaysia and the Philippines for BYOC business

May 11, 15:30

Taiwan-based Acer is looking to export its cloud computing services to other countries and has targeted China, India, Malaysia and the Philippines as it looks for local system integrators for cooperation. Acer's president of Pan-Asia Pacific Regional Operation Oliver Ahrens noted that the company is...

Acer aiming to become top-3 in India PC market in 2 years

May 11, 15:20

Acer's president of Pan-Asia Pacific Regional Operation Oliver Ahrens pointed out that the company is looking to become the third-largest notebook vendor in India in two years and in addition to brand promotions, the company is also expanding its sales channels in the country and strengthening its...

Compal, Inventec, Pegatron report mixed results for April

May 11, 11:09

ODM Compal Electronics shipped 2.6 million notebooks in April 2015, decreasing 27.8% on month, and fellow maker Inventec 1.2 million units, slipping 17%, according to the companies.

Foxconn sees increased April revenues

May 11, 11:06

EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$352.468 billion (US$11.48 billion) for April 2015, growing 4.19% on month and 19.71% on year, and NT$1.367 trillion for January-April, rising 16.08% on year.

Asustek April revenues hit 2-year low

May 11, 11:05

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.04 billion (US$1.08 billion) for April 2015, the lowest monthly level since May 2013 with decreases of 21.57% on month and 4.06% on year, and NT$144.930 billion for January-April, inching up 0.11% on year.

Wistron reports revenues for April 2015

Stockwatch - May 8, 15:50

Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$46.991 billion (US$1.53 billion) for April 2015, representing a 16.68% drop on month and 9.71% increase on year.

Synnex sees decreased April revenues

May 8, 15:27

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$25.9 billion (US$844 million) for April, decreasing 7.8% on month and 5.5% on year.

Acer nets NT$0.06 per share for 1Q15

May 8, 15:26

Acer on May 7 released its financial report for the first quarter of 2015, posting consolidated revenues of NT$67.95 billion (US$2.16 billion), gross margin of 9.81%, net operating profit of NT$304 million, net profit of NT$173 million and net EPS of NT$0.06.

Digitimes Research: Top-5 notebook vendors see sequential drop of 32% in April shipments

May 8, 15:18

Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell, Lenovo, Acer and Asustek Computer, the five largest notebook vendors, saw combined shipments in April decrease 32% on month, while Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics and Wistron, the world's three largest notebook ODMs, saw combined shipments in April slip 16% on month,...

New Apple Watch has lowest ratio of hardware costs to retail price, IHS teardown reveals

May 8, 11:12

The Apple Watch has the lowest hardware costs compared to retail price of any Apple phone IHS Technology has researched, according to a preliminary estimate by IHS. The teardown of the Apple Watch Sport by IHS estimates that the actual hardware costs are only about 24% of the manufacturer's suggested...

Pegatron expects 2Q15 notebook shipments to grow 15-20% sequentially

May 8, 10:57

Pegatron expects its notebook shipments in second-quarter 2015 to increase 15-20% sequentially, according to company CEO Jason Cheng.

Altek reports revenues for April 2015

Stockwatch - May 7, 15:32

Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.1 billion (US$35.85 million) for April 2015, representing a 20.81% increase on month but 39.31% drop on year.

Acer purchasing department head to retire

May 7, 15:14

Acer's general manager of purchasing has recently applied for retirement and the company CEO's special assistant has already been assigned to take over the position.

ECS reports revenue drop for April 2015

Stockwatch - May 6, 21:45

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.78 billion (US$90.6 million) for April 2015, representing a 27.04% drop on month and 35.26% drop on year.

Getac Technology April revenues up on year

Stockwatch - May 6, 14:52

Rugged computing device maker Getac Technology on May 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.46 billion (US$47.6 million) for April, slipping 10.58% on month but growing 15.51% on year, and NT$5.7 billion for January-April, rising 20.66% on year.

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