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  • Computex 2015 out of booths

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  • Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$4.4 billion in January-November, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | 6h 51min ago

  • Taiwan November export order value down sequentially, up on year, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | 6h 53min ago

  • Panasonic said to shut down last PCB factory

    Bits + chips | 7h ago

  • HLMC said to invest NT$100 billion to build new fab

    Bits + chips | 7h 11min ago

  • Taiwan November export order value down sequentially, up on year, says MOEA

    Before Going to Press | 7h 24min ago

  • Sugon unveils new China-developed cloud computing operating system

    Before Going to Press | 7h 24min ago

  • Lof Solar sues Sunshine PV for patent infringement

    Before Going to Press | 7h 24min ago

  • Mitsui Chemical and SKC to merge polyurethane material businesses

    Before Going to Press | 7h 25min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China OGS touch panel makers hiking GFF capacity

    Before Going to Press | 7h 26min ago

  • Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$4.4 billion in January-November, says MOEA

    Before Going to Press | 7h 28min ago

  • China market: LeTV aims to ship 3.0-4.0 million own-brand LCD TVs in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 7h 28min ago

  • China government tightens tax-cut, subsidy offerings to enterprises

    Before Going to Press | 7h 29min ago

  • Server PCB specialist Allied Circuit positive about 2015

    Before Going to Press | 7h 31min ago

  • UTAC to set up 12-inch wafer level packaging line in Taiwan

    Before Going to Press | 7h 31min ago

  • G-Tech to expand 3D-forming glass capacity

    Before Going to Press | 7h 33min ago

  • MediaTek shipments for 4G smartphones to exceed 30 million units in 2014, says report

    Before Going to Press | 7h 36min ago

  • Xiaomi may adopt sapphire for covers of 5.7-inch smartphone

    Before Going to Press | 7h 36min ago

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Taiwan, China notebook vendors halt notebook sales in Russia, report says

Newswatch - Dec 22, 16:20

Asustek Computer, Acer, Micro-Star International (MSI), Gigabyte Technology and Lenovo have stopped selling their notebooks in Russia as they have been suffering losses due to a free fall of the country's currency, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Worldwide CE market forecast to grow 4.5% in 2014, says Futuresource

Dec 22, 15:35

It has been another difficult year for many CE vendors as convergence takes its toll on dedicated product segments and competition has squeezed profits in key areas like TV. However, worldwide CE sales are still forecast to rise by 4.5% in 2014 to reach US$707 billion (trade value), driven largely...

Apple supply chain preparing for new MacBook Air and Apple Watch

Dec 22, 15:32

Following a pilot production at the end of 2014, Apple's new 12-inch MacBook Air is expected to enter mass production in the first quarter of 2015, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. And with the Apple Watch also beginning production at about the same time, Apple's supply chain players...

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Worldwide integrated infrastructure and platform revenues increase 28.1% in 3Q14, says IDC

Dec 19, 15:45

The worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms market increased revenues by 28.1% on year to US$2.3 billion during the third quarter of 2014, according to the IDC. The market generated more than 898PB (petabytes) of new storage capacity shipments during the quarter, which was up 46.6% compared...

Notebook orders from Russia decreasing, say Taiwan ODMs

Dec 19, 14:04

Notebook orders from channel retailers and regional brands in Russia have been decreasing due to impacts of the Russian rouble's drastic devaluation, according to Taiwan-based ODMs.

Sony announces development of OLED display module for eyewear

Dec 19, 11:17

Sony has announced the development of an attachable single-lens display module that can turn eyewear of varying designs into smart devices.

Thin clients emerge unscathed from the battle with PCs in EMEA, says IDC

Dec 18, 15:41

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) thin-client market posted single-digit growth in the third quarter of 2014, according to IDC. In 2014, during a transition period of IT upgrades, thin clients were competing directly and intensely with commercial PCs for markets share. Although thin clients...

Microsoft rumored to make head-worn gaming device in 2015

Dec 18, 14:55

Microsoft is rumored to be planning to mass produce a head-worn virtual gaming device in 2015 and is expected to showcase the product at the E3 gaming show in June, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Acer CEO to be future chairman, says Shih

Dec 18, 14:50

Acer founder Stan Shih at a press event on December 17 said that Acer's CEO Jason Chen will become the next chairman of Acer after the current chairman completes his 3-year term. The company is also running a "Shadow Plan" to train management personnel.

Stan Shih, Acer founder

Asustek tops Taiwan-based global brands in 2014, says MOEA

Dec 18, 11:48

IT vendor Asustek Computer has been appraised as the most valuable Taiwan-based global brand in 2014 with brand value of US$1.723 billion, increasing by 0.70% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

Foxconn IT shopping mall in Taipei to open in March 2015

Dec 17, 23:18

Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) new IT shopping mall in Taipei, Taiwan has hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the air bridge between the building and Guang Hua Digital Plaza, an existing IT shopping mall in the city.

Gou Shou-cheng, manager of Foxconn IT shopping mall in Taipei, Taiwan

Digitimes Research: Average digital camera price in 5 main markets in December rises to US$366

Dec 17, 16:09

The average retail price for consumer digital still cameras (DSCs) in the UK, Germany, US, Japan and China in December hit US$366, having risen for the third consecutive month.

Digitimes Research: Verizon to ship three million own-brand tablets in 2015

Dec 17, 15:47

Several mobile communication industry-related players have achieved strong tablet sales for 2014 and in addition to brand vendors such as Lenovo and Huawei, several telecom carriers are also achieving good results selling own-brand 4G tablets that bundle with their telecom services, according to Digitimes...

Taiwan market: PND market becoming more centralized on few brands

Dec 17, 15:14

The PND device market in Taiwan has become more centralized on four brands, Garmin, Papago, Mio and TomTom, as second-tier and white-box makers have switched to focus on wearable devices and driving recorders which now look to have more potential, according to industry sources.

SSD/HDD hybrid business-use notebooks expected to increase in 2015

Dec 16, 22:03

In view of continual drops in SSD prices, notebook vendors are more willing to adopt SSD/HDD hybrid storage devices for business-use models in 2015, with the proportion of hybrid business-use notebooks expected to increase from about 10% currently to 20%, according to Taiwan-based notebook supply chain...

Apple, Samsung pushing tablets for year-end holiday sales

Dec 16, 14:53

Apple and Samsung Electronics have been offering price cuts for their tablet products for the year-end holidays recently, looking to boost their sales performances for the fourth quarter. Apple will have a chance to sell around 20 million iPads in the fourth quarter, while Samsung's tablet sales may...

Android inspires another bright quarter for MEA tablet market, says IDC

Dec 15, 16:13

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) tablet market continued to record strong on-year growth in the third quarter of 2014, spurred by a huge increase in shipments of Android-based devices. The latest figures announced by IDC showed that the market expanded 29.6% in volume terms during the quarter to reach...

MEA PC market braves stormy conditions to record shipment growth, says IDC

Dec 15, 09:59

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market posted on-year growth in the third quarter of 2014, spurred in large part by two significant education deals in Pakistan and the revival of the market in Egypt. The latest figures from IDC showed that the market expanded 2.1% in terms of shipments during the...

Taiwan market: Artifacts introduces Romo

Dec 12, 15:22

High-end retail chain Artifacts has introduced Romo, a programmable robot toy that can be controlled via a connection with an iPhone, for sale in the Taiwan market at a retail price of nearly NT$5,000 (US$161) through its seven chain stores and online shopping platform, according to Artifacts Taiwan...

Romo, a programmable robot toy

Japan October digital camera shipments drop on year for 30th time straight, says CIPA

Dec 12, 14:10

Japan-based digital camera vendors shipped 4.546 million units in total in October 2014, decreasing 29.3% on year, and down for the 30th consecutive month. Shipment value was JPY100.82 billion (US$852 million), down 15.6% on year, according to Japan-based Camera & Imaging Products Association (C...

Taiwan notebook ODMs looking to expand medical electronics business

Dec 12, 12:03

In view of stagnant demand for notebooks, Taiwan-based notebook ODMs are turning to focus on strengthening their medical electronics business and are forming relationships with hospitals, clinics and medical service providers and looking for potential partners for joint ventures or mergers, according...

Taiwan ODMs pushing into medical electronics industry

MSI revenues up in November

Stockwatch - Dec 11, 15:48

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.5 billion (US$240.47 million) for November 2014, representing a 1.14% increase on month and 7.03% increase on year.

Pegatron reports 30% on-year revenue growth for November

Stockwatch - Dec 11, 15:46

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$118.14 billion (NT$3.79 billion) for November 2014, representing a 1.57% drop on month and 30.64% increase on year.

Taiwan market: Samsung teams up with bike vendor to sell Gear S and Gear Circle

Dec 11, 15:17

Samsung Electronics has teamed up with Taiwan-based bicycle vendor Merida to sell its Gear S smartwatches and Gear Circle Bluetooth headphones in the Taiwan market.

AMD expanding into China Internet cafe market

Dec 11, 14:56

AMD hosted i-Cafe Conference in China on December 10, forming partnerships with hardware companies such as Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Sapphire, as well as China's Internet cafe players to expand into China's Internet cafe ma...

AMD i-Cafe Conference in Beijing, China

Intel, AMD pushing new tablet lineups despite weakening demand

Dec 11, 14:51

Although demand for tablets has weakened with shipments expected to see an around 10% growth in 2014 and a flat performance in 2015, Intel and AMD are still aggressively preparing their new tablet products for 2015, looking to take as much share as possible of a market estimated at about the 200 million...

Taiwan market: Driving recorder sales see polarized developments

Dec 11, 14:20

The driving recorder market in Taiwan has seen polarized developments, with white-box makers competing for the sub-NT$2,000 (US$64) segment, and first-tier vendors focusing on the NT$5,000 and above segment.

Synnex Technology sees decreased November revenues

Dec 11, 11:36

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$26 billion (US$846 million) for November, decreasing 4.1% sequentially and 17.5% on year.

Acer sees slight on-month growth in November revenues

Dec 10, 21:41

Acer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$28.49 billion (US$912.92 million) for November, up 0.94% on month, but down 7.33% on year, and combined consolidated revenues for the first 11 months of 2014 of NT$300.86 billion, down 9.33% on year.

Smart connected devices continued to grow in Western Europe in 3Q14, says IDC

Dec 10, 21:35

The smart connected device market posted another quarter of growth in Western Europe, driven mainly by increased demand for personal computers. According to figures published by IDC, PC, tablet, and smartphone shipments totaled 60.1 million units, with volume 8.6% higher compared with the same quarter...

Wistron, Quanta, Inventec to enhance software R&D capability

Dec 10, 15:15

Notebook ODM Wistron will set up a software R&D center with 200 engineers initially in southern Taiwan, while fellow maker Quanta Computer will expand software R&D manpower to support production of data center servers to compete for orders for setting up private or private/public hybrid cloud...

Compal Electronics ships 4.1 million notebooks in November

Dec 9, 21:50

ODM Compal Electronics shipped 4.1 million notebooks in November, increasing on month by 13.9%, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Global AIO PC shipments in 2014 estimated to reach 13.3 million units

Dec 9, 21:38

There will be an estimated 13.3 million AIO (all-in-one) PCs shipped globally in 2014, decreasing on year by 8.8% and accounting for 9.4% of all desktops, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Acer, Asustek see strong sales at IT Month

Dec 9, 15:54

PC sales in the Taiwan markert are expected to see sequential growth in the fourth quarter as both Acer and Asustek Computer achieved around 30% on-year growth from sales at the just concluded IT Month 2014 consumer trading show in Taipei.

The IT Month show in Taipei attracted 955,000 visitors

Asustek November revenues buoyed by smartphone demand

Dec 9, 15:38

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$48.95 billion (US$1.57 billion) for November, up 5.1% on month, but down slightly by 0.72% on year, and combined consolidated revenues for the first 11 months of 2014 reached NT$435 billion, up 2.73% on year.

Short-term recovery fuels growth in India PC market, says IDC

Dec 9, 14:43

The overall India PC shipment for third-quarter 2014 stood at 2.67 million units with on-quarter growth of 5.8% over second-quarter 2014 and on-year drop of 16.9% over third-quarter 2013.

Taiwan market: Samsung launches MILC Smart Camera NX1

Dec 8, 21:32

Samsung Electronics on December 8 unveiled its Smart Camera NX1, a flagship MILC (mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera), for immediate launch in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$85,990 (US$2,774) for a camera body plus a 16-50mm F2-2.8 S ED OIS lens and a price of NT$48,990 for...

Samsung MILC, Smart Camera NX1

Digitimes Research: Lenovo mobile device shipments to lead Samsung by 9 million units in 2015

Dec 8, 16:16

Enjoying growths in both tablet and notebook shipments, Lenovo is estimated to beat Samsung Electronics in mobile computing device shipments (notebooks and tablets) by about one million units in 2014 and become the second-largest mobile computing device brand vendor worldwide, only behind Apple.

ECS revenues up on month in November

Stockwatch - Dec 8, 16:04

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.93 billion (US$158.06 million) for November 2014, representing a 57.52% increase on month and 15.43% drop on year.

Acer wins order for Iconia W511 by Tasmania Police

Dec 5, 14:16

Acer has announced its Iconia W511, a Windows 8 tablet, has been ordered by the Department of Police & Emergency Management, Tasmania State, Australia, for use by more than 1,000 police officers to replace 1,000 existing desktops.

Digitimes Research: Notebook shipments to see over 10% on-month growth in November

Dec 5, 14:14

Because of Hewlett-Packard's (HP) stable enterprise notebook orders and strong low-cost consumer notebook orders, both the global top-five brand vendors and top-three ODMs have seen their combined notebook shipments enjoy over 10% on-month growths in November, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: China makers increasing influence in Chromebook market

Dec 5, 10:35

Following China-based chip maker Rockchip entering the supply chain for Chromebooks, additional China-based makers including Bitland and BYD are expected to further their presence in Chromebook supply chain in 2015 in order to meet upcoming demand from vendors as they expand their lineups, according...

Global touch-screen notebook shipments in 2015 estimated at 25-27 million units

Dec 5, 10:20

There will be an estimated 25-27 million touch screen notebooks shipped globally in 2015, accounting for 15-17% of all notebooks, up from 13-15% in 2014, according to Taiwan-based supply chain estimates.

China-based LCFC expects to ship 15 million notebooks in 2014

Dec 4, 19:03

China-based LCFC (Hefei) Electronics Technology, a joint venture established by Lenovo and Compal Electronics with respective stake ratios of 51% and 49%, expects to ship 15 million notebooks in 2014, according to industry sources.

E Ink Holdings cooperates with Kobo to provide content for e-book reader vendors

Dec 4, 15:32

Electronic paper maker E Ink Holdings on December 3 announced an initiative to give E Ink's hardware partners the option to offer their customers access to Kobo's catalog of more than four million e-books. By adopting Kobo's reader application, hardware partners can add a digital book solution to their...

Asustek expects to achieve 2015 shipment goals despite pessimistic outlook

Dec 4, 15:29

Despite many research firms having estimated that global tablet and smartphone shipment growths will dramatically weaken in 2015 and Apple, Samsung Electronics and Asustek Computer are unlikely to be able to achieve shipment performances similar to those in the past few years, Asustek is still confident...

Asustek aims at 3rd-largest global notebook market share in 2015

Dec 3, 14:46

Asustek Computer aims to ship at least 22.1 million notebooks to have the third-largest global market share in 2015, with more than 30% of the shipments to be low-cost Transformer Book T100, T200, EeeBook-series and Chromebook models, according to supply chain makers, adding that ODM Quanta Computer...

Digitimes Research: PS4, Xbox One shipments estimated at 14 million, 11 million respectively in 2015

Dec 3, 11:05

There will be 14 million PlayStation 4 (PS4) consoles shipped globally in 2015 to reach cumulative shipments of 31.5 million units and 11 million Xbox One consoles to reach 23.7 million units, according to Digitimes Research.

Asustek catching up quickly with MSI in gaming notebook business

Dec 2, 14:32

Asustek Computer's good brand recognition in the high-end PC segment and price cut strategy, has reportedly helped the company to surpass Micro-Star International (MSI) in gaming notebook shipments in Taiwan and is trailing closely behind MSI in China, Europe, North America and Southeast Asia, according...

Touchscreen clamshell notebooks to be phased out of the market

Dec 1, 15:32

Despite Microsoft and Intel aggressively promoting clamshell-type touchscreen notebooks, orders for such devices from vendors have already disappeared completely, and after existing inventories in the channel are cleared, this type of notebook will be phased out of the industry, according to sources...

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