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...
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.
Wistron slightly reduces 2015 dividend
Stockwatch - Jul 22, 15:19
Wistron on July 21 decided to reduce its dividend per share for 2015 from NT$1.20 (US$0.04) in cash and NT$0.03 in stock to NT$1.1965 and NT$0.02991 respectively, according to the company.
Foxconn-incubated Ceewa launches sports drone
Jul 22, 12:03
Ceewa Intelligent Drones Technology based in Nanjing, eastern China, a start-up cultivated by an incubation center jointly established by Foxconn Electronics and China's Alibaba Group, has launched its first sports drone. Foxconn helped in product development and production. Ceewa is developing a second-generation...
Asustek to elect new directors and supervisors
Jul 21, 15:56
Asustek Computer will host an investors conference on July 28 and elect new directors and supervisors. The company's CSO Ted Hsu, who left Pegatron Technology and joined Asustek in April, is expected to become a nominee, while vice president of Asustek's Open Platform Business Jackie Hsu is also expected...
HTC to partner with HP and launch Vive branded PCs
Jul 21, 15:53
High Tech Computer (HTC), in addition to strengthening its software-hardware integration and retail channel expansion, is reportedly planning to release HTC Vive-branded PCs bundled with its HTC Vive to provide consumers virtual reality (VR) solutions at a friendlier price level. HTC will acquire PCs...
Asustek to raise UK PC prices by 9% in October
Jul 21, 12:22
With the depreciation of the British pound because of the Brexit vote, Asustek has decided to raise prices in the UK by 9% in October, while Acer still has not yet reached a final decision. Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell both recently announced they will increase PC prices in the UK by 9-10%.
Acer, Asustek see small impact from Turkey coup, says paper
Newswatch - Jul 19, 15:57
The recent attempted coup in Turkey is expected to only have a small effect on the operations of Acer and Asustek Computer in the country. However, since the Turkish lira suffered a sharp depreciation because of the coup, both companies are closely monitoring the country's political changes and will...
BYD eyes Huawei 2-in-1 device orders
Jul 19, 15:54
Following its landing of orders for one million Asustek entry-level notebooks, China-based BYD has been trying to land orders from Huawei for its MateBook 2-in-1 devices and is even willing to suffer some losses as first-tier ODMs have been aggressively seeking small-volume orders from vendors to fill...
Smartphone vendors crossing into notebook market for growth
Jul 18, 15:57
China-based Huawei and Xiaomi have entered the notebook market and Korea-based smartphone brand vendors Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are also releasing products for the market. Sources from the upstream supply chain have commented that these players are becoming strong competitors to existing...
Chaintech directors and Colorful chairman accused for violating securities laws
Stockwatch - Jul 15, 16:15
Taiwan-based motherboard/graphics card maker Chaintech Technology has commented on its board of directors, as well as chairman of its affiliate company Colorful, being charged for violating Taiwan's securities laws, saying that it has not yet received any official notice about the charges, but the...
Acer, Asustek consider raising PC prices in the UK, says report
Newswatch - Jul 15, 16:12
With Dell and Hewlett-Packard (HP) both having decided to raise their PC prices in the UK by 10% beginning August, Acer and Asustek Computer are also considering following suit and will make decisions within two weeks, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report.
Taiwan market: Acer aims to hike market share for desktops, notebooks
Jul 15, 11:51
While demand for desktops and notebooks in the Taiwan market in 2016 is expected to decrease on year, Acer aims to increase its market share in the second half, according to Samuel Chang, director of Acer Taiwan's marketing division, adding that Acer's current market share for desktops and notebooks...
ASRock reports increased sales for June
Newswatch - Jul 15, 10:55
ASRock has reported revenues of NT$559.37 million (US$17.48 million) for June, up 9.22% on month and 9.41% on year. Accumulated 2016 revenues through June totaled NT$3.457 billion, increasing 3.56% from a year earlier.
Garmin enters Taiwan micropayment market
Jul 14, 11:52
Garmin has cooperated with Taiwan-based micropayment firm iPass to launch wearable devices that are able to measure heart rates and support micropayments.
Worldwide PC shipments decline 5.2% in 2Q16, says Gartner
Jul 13, 16:09
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 64.3 million units in the second quarter of 2016, a 5.2% decline from the second quarter of 2015, according to preliminary results by Gartner. This was the seventh consecutive quarter of PC shipment declines, but Gartner analysts said the market is showing some signs...
Synnex to acquire Minacs for integration with Concentrix
Jul 13, 12:10
US-based Synnex, with Taiwan-based Mitac Holdings and Synnex Technology International being its main shareholders, has announced it will acquire Canada-based outsourcing business solution provider Minacs at US$420 million.
Asustek unveils new products for 2H16
Jul 13, 11:39
Asustek Computer has unveiled a number of new products for the second half of 2016, including ZenFone 3 family products, Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1, and ZenPad 3S 10 tablet.
Acer, Asustek see stable operations in Venezuela, says paper
Newswatch - Jul 12, 16:12
Commenting on Elitegroup Computer Systems' (ECS) uncollected payments from the government in Venezuela for its Classmate PCs and Education Tablets, Acer and Asustek both say they have not had similar issues in the country, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...
Notebook ODMs look to shipment growths in 2H16
Jul 12, 12:00
Taiwan-based notebook ODMs Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have announced their June shipments with Quanta shipping four million notebooks, up 300,000 units from a month ago.
Asustek sees growth in June revenues; conservative about 3Q16
Jul 12, 11:14
Asustek Computer saw its June consolidated revenues grow 33% on month and 2% on year to reach NT$42.39 billion (US$1.32 billion), but its revenues in the second quarter were down 14.64% sequentially and 5% on year to reach only NT$93.94 billion.
ECS to declare US$90 million in bad debt in 2Q16 due to orders from Venezuela
Jul 11, 21:58
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) was awarded a bidding project on classmate PC and education tablets by the government of Venezuela for over two million units at a total amount over US$400 million in the second half of 2014. The company completed shipping all the committed volumes by end of 2015....
Gigabyte June revenues increase
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:13
Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.853 billion f(US$150.7 million) or June 2016, representing a 47.36% increase on month and 26.17% increase on year.
Sino-American pushes air purifier and water filter businesses
Jul 11, 16:09
Taiwan-based power supply maker Sino-American Electronics has turned to focus on developing air purifier products, as the PC and notebook market has been weakening, and its latest business development has already achieved some results.
MSI reports increased revenues for June
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:06
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.719 billion (US$270.74 million) for June 2016, representing a 22.59% increase on month and 25.59% increase on year.
Asustek new products expected to improve 2H16 operations
Jul 11, 15:36
Asustek Computer had slow performance in the first half as demand for notebooks continues to weaken, and the company has been reducing its existing ZenFone shipments in preparation to launch next-generation models. The company's performance is expected to start picking up with launches of new notebooks,...
Taiwan market: Xiaomi launches new consumer electronics
Jul 11, 11:52
China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi has launched its new consumer electronics in Taiwan including the 6.4-inch Xiaomi Max smartphone, the Mi Air Purifier 2 and the Mi Smart LED Lamp. The company has also introduced its new smartphone user interface MIUI 8.
US enterprise sector to see PC replacement trend in 2H16
Jul 11, 10:59
With the US Department of Defense deciding to upgrade four million units of their equipment to Windows 10 due to better security, sources from PC players expect the move to prompt other US government departments to follow suit, triggering a replacement trend in the enterprise PC sector.
Inventec ships 1.6 million PCs in June
Jul 11, 10:49
Inventec shipped 1.6 million notebooks and desktops in June 2016, increasing 6.7% on month. Shipments stood at 4.3 million units for the second quarter and 8.45 million units for January-June, according to the company.
Motherboard players see 20-30% drop in 2Q16 shipments
Jul 8, 11:05
Motherboard players' shipments suffered worse-than-expected sequential declines in the second quarter of 2016 with many seeing over 20% decreases and some around 30%, according to sources from the motherboard industry. Orders from the retail channel for the third quarter remain weak and the issue is...
Synnex June revenues hit record
Jul 8, 10:19
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on July 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$29.810 billion (US$920 million) for June, its highest monthly level on record with growth of 8.88% on month and of 15.79% on year.
Acer expects no exchange losses in 2Q16 despite dropping EUR and GBP
Jul 7, 13:52
Commenting on a market rumor that PC brand vendors are planning to raise their PC prices in Europe in response to recent fierce depreciation in the euro and British pound, Acer chairman George Huang said that the company currently does not have plans to adjust its product prices and is unlikely to...