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Digitimes Research: Taiwan sees decreased 1Q15 digital camera shipments

Apr 16, 21:53

Taiwan-based ODMs shipped a total of 2.3 million digital cameras in the first quarter of 2015, decreasing 42.4% on quarter and 13.6% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

PC ODMs expect to obtain orders at losses in 2H15

Apr 16, 21:48

As vendors are conservative about global PC demand and have launched more inexpensive models, they will select ODMs with the lowest quotes to maintain thin profitability in the second half of 2015. Consequently, Taiwan-based ODMs indicated that there will be heated price-cut competition and they will...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments see over 19% sequential drop in 1Q15

Apr 16, 15:22

Global notebook shipments not including detachable models reached less than 38 million units in the first quarter of 2015, down 4.7% on year and 19.4% sequentially, according to Digitimes Research's latest report about notebooks. The shipment drop was due to seasonality plus inventory left over from...

Intel pushes into mini desktop market in 2015

Apr 16, 10:09

Despite weak global PC sales, inexpensive mini desktops are still seeing strong demand from consumers, prompting Intel to strengthen its mini desktop platform R&D and related marketing, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. In addition, Intel is also aggressively promoting its Compute...

Asustek to launch VivoWatch in May

Apr 15, 21:31

Asustek Computer will launch the VivoWatch, an inexpensive P67-waterproof smartwatch specifically for use in sports and health care, in May 2015, according to industry sources.

Rockchip showcases devices at Hong Kong Electronics Fair

Apr 15, 15:34

China-based IC design house Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics is exhibiting smartphones and tablets equipped with Intel processors, and Chromebooks developed through cooperation with Google at the 2015 Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) taking place during April 13-16.

LG launches new Google Cast compatible speakers and sound bars

Apr 14, 21:16

LG Electronics has announced a new lineup of smart speakers and sound bars that come equipped with Google Cast, allowing music to be sent from an Android handset or tablet, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows notebook or Chromebook.

Over 342 million connected automotive infotainment systems to ship between 2015-2020, says ABI Research

Apr 14, 21:03

According to a new ABI Research report, connected automotive infotainment systems will exhibit a CAGR of 33.8% over the next five years, with a rapid expansion in connected navigation and in-car Wi-Fi driving growth. Developed regions, which accounted for over 60% of shipments in 2014, will account...

Smart wearable device vendors avoid competition with Apple Watch

Apr 14, 20:56

In view of better than originally expected pre-orders for Apple Watch, wearables vendors have adjusted their plans to launch smartwatches and wrist bands in an attempt to avoid direct competition, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Asustek to have Compal Electronics produce 2nd-generation ZenWatch

Apr 14, 20:47

Asustek Computer has selected Compal Electronics as the exclusive manufacturer of its second-generation ZenWatch, to be launched in July 2015, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Taiwan should not be discouraged by not being founding member of AIIB, says Stan Shih

Apr 14, 15:42

Commenting on Taiwan not being able to become a founding member of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) led by protests from the China government, Acer founder Stan Shih said Taiwan should not be discouraged and should still participate in the bank since it is the responsibility of Taiwan to...

Digitimes Research: Surface 3 to see low shipments

Apr 14, 15:37

Microsoft unveiled its third-generation own-brand tablet, the Surface 3 on March 31 with a size and industrial design similar to those of the previous-generation models, but instead of using an ARM-based platform and Windows RT operating system, the device has adopted Intel's Atom processor and Windows...

Pegatron ships 650,000-700,000 notebooks in March

Apr 13, 10:57

Pegatron shipped 650,000-700,000 notebooks in March 2015, growing 30-40% on month, and 2.0-2.1 million units in January-March, decreasing 20% on quarter and 20-30% on year, according to the company.

Quanta ships 4 million notebooks in March

Apr 13, 10:56

Quanta Computer shipped 4.0 million notebooks in March, rising 48.1% on month and 11.1% on year, and it shipped 9.9 million units in January-March, declining 22.7% sequentially and 5.7% on year, according to the company.

Acer March revenues down over 19% on year

Stockwatch - Apr 13, 10:53

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.744 billion (US$792 million) for March 2015, representing a 19.86% increase on month, but decreasing 19.64% on year.

Foxconn 1Q15 revenues surpass NT$1 trillion mark

Stockwatch - Apr 13, 10:41

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported revenues of NT$338.29 billion (US$10.83 billion) for March, up 20.8% on month and 9.9% on year.

Asustek reports revenues for March 2015

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:58

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$42.128 billion (US$1.35 billion) for March 2015, representing a 21.09% increase on month but a 0.3% drop on year.

Synnex March revenues down on year

Apr 10, 15:45

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.08 billion (US$894 million) for March, increasing 59.2% on month and but decreasing 6.5% on year.

Digitimes Research: Microsoft new Windows 8.1 licensing subsidies to boost notebook ASPs, but may see limited demand

Apr 10, 11:35

Microsoft launched its latest Windows licensing fee subsidy program for Windows 8.1 in March which expanded the coverage of notebook models, adjusted subsidies, canceled the previous project's US$249 end-price ceiling, and made eMMC a standard specification for entry-level products, according to Digitimes...

Compal ships 3.6 million notebooks in March

Apr 10, 11:13

Compal Electronics shipped 3.6 million notebooks in March, and consequently 9.3 million units in the first quarter of 2015, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Digital camera sales expected to drop 10% in 2015, says Canon

Apr 10, 10:43

There were 629,000 digital cameras sold in the Taiwan market in 2014, slipping 32.6% on year, and the volume in 2015 will drop 10% to 566,000 units, according to vice president Jesse Su for Canon Marketing (Taiwan).

Canon DSLR EOS M3

Digitimes Research: Global top-10 EMS providers see revenues grow 2.5% in 2014

Apr 9, 20:22

The global 10 largest EMS providers generated total revenues of US$319.2 billion in 2014, increasing 2.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

ECS reports revenues for March 2015

Stockwatch - Apr 8, 21:49

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.81 billion (US$122.72 million) for March 2015, representing a 11.2% increase on month but 21.69% drop on year.

Getac sees increased March revenues

Stockwatch - Apr 8, 16:13

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.64 billion (US$51.9 million) for March, rising 39.85% on month and 30.5% on year, and NT$4.234 billion for January-March, growing 22.55% on year.

Inventec to set up trial production factory for start-ups

Apr 8, 16:12

Inventec will set up a factory in Taipei, Taiwan for start-up businesses incubated by the Cloud Computing Association in Taiwan, running trial production and testing commerical feasibility of prototypes and innovative ideas. The factory will open in June 2015, according to Inventec chairman and the...

Surface tablet shipments expected to exceed 4 million units in 2015

Apr 8, 16:04

Microsoft is expected to have a chance to ship over four million Surface tablets in 2015, up from two million units in 2014, because of its new Surface 3 and Surface Pro series products, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Commentary: ECS announces controversial high dividend plans

Apr 8, 15:28

Motherboard maker Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) caught the headlines recently due plans to distribute a cash dividend much higher than what it earned in 2014.

Inventec considering setting up factories in Japan, Singapore

Apr 7, 21:44

Inventec is considering setting up factories in Japan and Singapore in 2015, according to company chairman Richard Lee.

IDF Shenzhen 2015: Intel to show R&D progress and partnerships in China

Apr 7, 13:49

Intel will host its spring Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Shenzhen, China from April 8-9 with keynotes from company CEO Brian Krzanich, announcements on the company's latest R&D progress, lineup and partnerships in China and covering fields including PCs, handsets, tablets, servers and Internet...

Japan vendors ship almost 2.5 million digital cameras in February, says CIPA

Apr 7, 12:20

Japan-based vendors shipped 2.436 million digital cameras in February 2015, increasing 3.1% sequentially but decreasing 17.0% on year. The shipment value reached JPY62.87 billion (US$524 million), slipping 2.8% on year, according to Japan-based Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA).

Sony announces agreement to start logistics joint venture

Apr 2, 15:16

Sony has announced that it has completed the establishment of the logistics joint venture with Mitsui-Soko Holdings.The joint venture will be named Mitsui-Soko Supply Chain Solutions., and will be operated by Sony's formerly wholly-owned subsidiary Sony Supply Chain Solutions.

Samsung reportedly ranks among highest average employee salaries

Apr 1, 22:05

Korea media reports have stated the average yearly salary at Samsung Electronics broke the US$90,000 mark in 2014 to rank among the top average-paid companies in South Korea.

Clevo partners with Hyatt to establish hotels in China

Apr 1, 21:36

In addition to shopping malls, Clevo is also entering the hotel business and is cooperating with Hyatt to establish hotels on the top floors of its Buynow shopping mall buildings in China in 2015.

Getac Technology expects 2015 ruggedized device shipments to grow at least 15%

Mar 31, 20:41

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology expects its shipments of ruggedized devices to increase at least 15% on year in 2015, higher than the 5-10% growth in corresponding global demand, according to the company.

Asustek to add fingerprint ID function to ZenFone in 2H15, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 30, 23:02

Asustek Computer is planning to add fingerprint identification functionality to its ZenFone smartphones in the second half, at the soonest and the function will become a default feature for the ZenFone 3 in 2016, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report citing company president Jerry...

Supply chains shifting strategy due to weak notebook and tablet demand in Europe

Mar 30, 14:00

Tablet and notebook supply chains are starting to see the effects of weak consumer electronics demand in Europe, and are evaluating new strategies including further expansion into emerging markets as a result to prevent declines in performances during 2015.

Global smart wearable entertainment devices and services market will top US$9.4 billion by 2019, says Technavio

Mar 27, 15:44

As the popularity of entertainment devices increases, the global smart wearable entertainment devices and services market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 37.09% from 2014-2019, according to Technavio.

Epson estimates US$1 billion market for various printing technologies in 2015

Mar 27, 13:15

The printer market, consisting of inkjet printers in the residential and commercial segments, is expected to reach 70 million in shipments while laser printer shipments are estimated to reach around 40 million globally, according to sources at Seiko Epson.

Digitimes Research: Microsoft to push 2 inexpensive notebooks in mid-2015 to counter Chromebook penetration

Mar 27, 10:54

Although the launches of inexpensive Chromebooks using Rockchip's solutions were postponed recently, Google is not giving up plans to release such products in 2015, forcing Microsoft, which has been closely monitoring Chromebook development, to release two new inexpensive projects targeting the education...

Taiwan market: Epson launches 4 inkjet MFPs

Mar 27, 10:40

Seiko Epson on March 26 launched four inkjet MFP (multi-function peripheral) models, Epson L220, Epson L360, Epson L365 and Epson L565, as well as an inkjet printer, Epson L310, in the Taiwan market, targeting SOHO (small office, home office) and small- to medium-size businesses, according to Epson...

Epson MFPs

Tablet vendors looking to tackle niche markets in 2015

Mar 26, 22:29

Tablet vendors are looking to tackle niche markets in 2015 including the industrial, commercial and education segments as the global tablet market is expected to take further hits due to rising influence from large-size smartphones.

Getac chairman expects over 15% on-year growth in rugged PC shipments in 2015

Mar 26, 22:20

Rugged PC vendor Getac Technology, an affiliate of the Mitac Group, is expected to achieve on-year shipment growth of at least 15% in 2015, higher than the rugged PC market's average growth of 5-10%. The company recently started shipping products to new clients and expects rugged PC products to contribute...

Connected embedded navigation shipments to exhibit a CAGR of 31.6% between 2015-2020, says ABI Research

Mar 26, 22:17

Embedded navigation shipments will receive a much-needed boost with a CAGR of 31.6% between 2016-2020 as more and more consumer vehicles are sold with some form of embedded connectivity or smartphone integration systems, according to ABI Research.

Acer turns profitable in 2014 with EPS of NT$0.66

Mar 25, 21:52

Acer has released its 2014 financial report with consolidated revenues of NT$329.68 billion (US$10.43 billion), gross margin of 8.78%, net operating profit of NT$2.71 billion, net profit of NT$1.79 billion and net EPS of NT$0.66. The company will not distribute a dividend for the year

Intel to partner with notebook players for Chromebook 2-in-1s

Mar 25, 21:48

Intel is planning to partner with Google and notebook players including Asustek Computer, Acer, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo, Quanta Computer and Pegatron Technology to launch 2-in-1 Chromebooks in the second quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Global pay TV subscriber base to surpass 1.1 billion in 2020, says ABI Research

Mar 25, 15:50

According to ABI Research, the worldwide pay TV market grew at a steady rate of 4% in 2014 to reach 923.5 million subscribers. "Despite the growth in subscriber base, weak currency exchange rates resulted in a slower increase of pay TV market service revenues. Worldwide, the pay TV market generated...

The installed base of prepaid electric meters expected to exceed 85 million by 2024, says Navigant

Mar 25, 15:49

The market for prepaid electric metering is steadily gaining ground, due to the spread of smart metering technology and growing acceptance of the idea of prepaying for services. Paying in advance for electricity not only helps utilities improve their cash flow and reduce their delinquent payments,...

China market buoying iPhone shipments

Mar 24, 20:58

Sales of Apple's iPhone 6 have been strong particularly in China driving growth in the smartphone's shipments, according to sources at upstream suppliers.

China market driving iPhone shipment growth

Inventec aims to ship 65-70 million devices in 2105

Mar 24, 20:35

Inventec aims to ship 65-70 million devices of various types in 2015, increasing 30-40% on year, the company said at a March 24 investors conference.

Foxconn teams up with Tencent, China Harmony Auto to tap into smart electric vehicle market

Mar 24, 15:09

Foxconn Electronics has signed a strategic agreement with China-based Internet service provider Tencent Holdings and luxury auto dealer China Harmony Auto Holding for tapping the Internet-connected smart electric vehicle market.

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