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Taiwan market: Perobot adds 2 Pepper sales agents

Apr 26, 15:45

Perobot, Foxconn Electronics' subsidiary for marketing its Pepper service-providing humanoid robot in the Taiwan market, has added two sales agents, Systex and High Performance Information, in addition to the original agent Asia Pacific Telecom, according to Perobot.

Philips promoting healthcare business at IFA Global Press Conference 2017

Apr 25, 12:06

Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) 2017 organizers Gfu and Messe Berlin hosted IFA Global Press Conference 2017 from April 20-23 in Lisbon, Portugal and invited companies including Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (Philips) to provide keynotes about its healthcare products and...

EMEA traditional PC market returning to growth in 1Q17, says IDC

Apr 24, 22:03

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market (desktops, notebooks, and workstations) continued to stabilize in the first quarter of 2017, with the market posting modest growth (1.6%) and totaling 17.4 million units, according to IDC.

Lenovo to push gaming products in Asia Pacific

Apr 24, 19:39

Lenovo is looking to establish over 100 stores in the Asia Pacific region, selling Lenovo-branded gaming products, in 2017, according to Lenovo Asia Pacific president Ivan Cheung. Lenovo has recently created a gaming brand Legion and will begin selling desktops, notebooks and peripherals under the...

Gaming notebook shipments expected to enjoy over 20% growth in 2017

Apr 20, 16:07

Gaming notebook shipments are expected to grow over 20% on year in 2017 from more than four million units shipped a year earlier thanks to price cuts by vendors and rising demand for virtual reality (VR) applications, according to industry sources.

HTC to promote Vive bundled with Nvidia, MSI products in the US

Apr 19, 22:01

HTC plans to team up with Nvidia, CyberPower PC and Micro-Star International (MSI) to promote its HTC Vive VR devices in the US market, according to the company.

Compal becomes second OEM for Apple Watch, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 18, 14:32

Compal Electronics has landed orders for Apple Watch, becoming a second OEM for the smart wearable device, according to Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Apple prepares iMac upgrades for 2H17 and high-end iMac for end of 2017

Apr 18, 14:14

Apple is expected to begin production of two new iMac all-in-one (AIO) PCs in May 2017 for an official launch in the second half of the year, according to sources from Taiwan-based supply chain makers adding that Apple is also testing a new server-grade iMac for the high-end sector currently and the...

Quanta to stay top AIO PC maker in 2017

Apr 18, 14:09

Quanta Computer is expected to remain as the largest all-in-one (AIO) PC maker worldwide in 2017 thanks to orders from Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Apple. Currently, HP outsources all of its new consumer AIO PC orders and 50% of its existing enterprise models to Quanta, while Apple's orders are all given...

Taiwan market: Canon launches MILC EOS M6

Apr 14, 14:43

Canon on April 14 launched the EOS M6 MILC camera featuring a 24.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor, 3-inch 1.04 million-dot LCD touch screen, dimensions of 112.0 (W) by 68.0 (H) by 44.5 (D)mm and a weight of 343g. in the Taiwan market, according to Canon Marketing (Taiwan).

Canon EOS M6

Asustek ships 4.2 million notebooks in 1Q17, say sources

Apr 13, 15:03

Although Asustek Computer only shipped around 4.2 million notebooks in the first quarter, the company's profits remained strong thanks to increased product ASP, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

IDC, Gartner see different trends for 1Q17 PC shipments

Apr 13, 14:43

Research firm IDC has posted its latest figures on worldwide PC shipments for the first quarter at 60.33 million, up slightly by 0.6% on year. But according to Gartner, the volume reached 62.18 million units, dropping 2.4% on year.

Synnex revenues down on year in March

Apr 12, 11:44

IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.862 billion (US$949 million) for March, growing 18.19% on month but dropping 10.54% on year.

MSI reports increased revenues for March

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 15:38

Micro-Star International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.786 billion (US$286.75 million) for March 2017, representing a 20.33% increase on month and 7.09% increase on year.

Asustek to see weak 2Q17

Apr 11, 15:20

Asustek Computer is expected to experience a weak second quarter because the company's next-generation smartphones may see difficulties entering mass shipments in June, while component shortages are continuing to create cost pressure.

Acer revenues drop 7.98% on year in March

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 16:00

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.328 billion (US$729.01 million) for March 2017, representing a 33.38% increase on month and 7.98% drop on year.

ECS revenues drop 12.19% on year in March

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:44

Elitegroup Computer Systems has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.361 billion (US$77.09 million) for March 2017, representing a 47.08% increase on month and 12.19% drop on year.

ECS to sell subsidiary for profit of over CNY$300 million

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:28

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced plans to sell its subsidiary Dragon Asia for CNY1.15-1.38 billion (US$166.5-199.8), and the transaction is expected to contribute profits of over CNY$300 million or a growth in EPS of NT$2.39.

Looking to expand presence in PC market: Q&A with AMD CEO Lisa Su

Apr 10, 14:58

AMD has been aggressively looking to expand its presence in the PC market. It has released its new Ryzen series processors and its Vega series GPUs are expected to be launched soon.

Lisa Su, AMD CEO

Compal, Inventec March notebook shipments up on month

Apr 10, 11:35

ODM Compal Electronics shipped four million notebooks, while Inventec shipped 1.6 million units in March, growing 37.9% and 6.7% respectively on month, according to the companies.

Japan 2016 digital camera shipments shrink 31.7%, says CIPA

Apr 7, 15:36

Japan-based vendors together shipped 24.19 million digital cameras globally in 2016, decreasing 31.7% on year, according to Japan-based Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA).

Getac Technology to expand capacities in China, Vietnam

Apr 7, 14:23

Getac Technology will expand automotive component production capacity at factories in eastern China and Hanoi, northern Vietnam, with additional capacities to come into operation in 2018. The revenue proportion for automotive components is expected to rise from 10-15% at present to 20% in three years,...

Taiwan market: DJI to sell drones in local market

Apr 7, 14:12

China-based drone maker Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI) will open a retail shop at the Syntrend Creative Park in Taipei on April 8.

DJI showcasing its drone products in Taipei

Tablet shipments in Japan drop for first time in 2016, says research firm

Apr 7, 11:21

There were 8.51 million tablets shipped in Japan in 2016, decreasing 9.8% on year, and marking the first annual decrease, according to Japan-based MM Research Institute.

Taiwan market: Gigabyte, MSI prepare new gaming products for Spring Computer Show

Newswatch - Apr 6, 14:14

Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI) will both participate at the upcoming Spring Computer Show 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan from April 7-10 and have also prepared aggressive promotions for their gaming products, hoping to increase their sales in the first quarter, according to a Chinese-language...

Taiwan market: Acer launches 21-inch gaming notebook

Apr 6, 12:05

Acer Taiwan president Dave Lin expects the PC market worldwide to continue suffering declines in 2017, but Acer will achieve growth in Taiwan thanks to its gaming and ultra-thin notebooks. The company on April 5 launched a 21-inch gaming notebook in Taiwan and Acer said it has already received strong...

Compal reportedly enters Apple Watch supply chain

Apr 5, 15:36

Compal Electronics has reportedly entered the supply chain of Apple Watch and will begin shipping products in the second half of 2017, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. However, Compal declined to comment on its orders or clients.

Taiwan market: Gigabyte to start marketing Sabre 15 gaming notebook

Newswatch - Apr 5, 11:08

Gigabyte Technology will start marketing its 15.6-inch gaming notebook, the Sabre 15, in the Taiwan market in conjunction with Taipei Spring Computer Show 2017 to be held from April 7-10.

Acer suffers net loss per share of NT$1.62 in 4Q16 due to intangible asset impairment

Mar 31, 11:00

Acer has released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016, posting net loss per share of NT$1.62 (US$0.051) for 2016 due to recognition of NT$6.36 billion (US$197 million) in impairment of intangible assets in the fourth quarter in accordance with IAS (International Accounting Standard)...

Micro-Star International nets NT$5.79 per share for 2016

Stockwatch - Mar 30, 21:00

Micro-Star International (MSI) released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016 at a March 30 investors conference, posting net EPS of NT$5.79 (US$0.18) for 2016.

Getac Technology reports strong earnings for 2016

Stockwatch - Mar 30, 15:46

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology has reported net profits of NT$2.08 billion (US$68.59 million) for 2016, increasing 63.27% from a year earlier.

Chunghwa Telecom launches smartwatch for children

Newswatch - Mar 30, 15:20

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has launched its own brand FunPark Watch, a smartwatch targeting children aged 4-12 years. CHT targets to ship 5,000 units of the FunPark Watch initially.

ECS reports losses for 2016

Mar 30, 14:01

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$29.95 billion (US$991.16 million) for 2016, down by 38.11% on year because of bad debts from procurement orders from the Venezuela government. The company's net losses were NT$945 million, compared to profits of NT$1.15 billion...

Clevo sees weak profits in 2016, but expects strong performance in 2017

Mar 29, 22:58

Clevo has announced consolidated revenues of NT$5.73 billion (US$189.63 million) for the fourth quarter of 2016, up 17% sequentially and 3% on year and NT$19.72 billion for the whole of 2016, up 2% on year. The company's net profits were NT$239 million in the fourth quarter, up 583% sequentially and...

Compal expects to ship 40 million PCs in 2017

Mar 29, 11:29

Compal Electronics expects to ship 40 million notebooks and desktops in 2017, growing 10% on year, company president Ray Chen said at a March 28 investors conference.

Inventec expects 10% growth in 2017 server revenues

Mar 29, 11:21

ODM Inventec expects sales revenues from servers in 2017 to grow 10% on year, the company indicated at a March 28 investors conference.

HTC Vive to launch in Thailand in 2Q17

Mar 28, 14:18

HTC achieved strong results in China and the US with its HTC Vive virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) device in the past two years, and in the second quarter, HTC is planning to launch the Vive in Thailand, according to HTC's VR New Technology department vice president, Raymond Pao.

HTC to launch Vive in Thailand in 2Q17

Nintendo expects to ship 20 million Switch devices in first year

Mar 24, 12:27

Nintendo estimates shipments of the Switch in its first year at 20 million units, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers, adding that they have a conservative estimate of shipping at least 10 million units in the first year.

PC vendors to hike prices in 3Q17

Mar 22, 16:10

PC vendors, in order to reflect continual hikes in component costs, including display panels, DRAM, SSDs, Li batteries, plan to raise retail prices when new models equipped with revised Kaby Lake processors are launched in the third quarter of 2017, according to sources from the upstream supply chai...

Apple announces new 9.7-inch iPad

Mar 22, 15:35

Apple has updated its 9.7-inch iPad, featuring a brighter Retina display with over 3.1 million pixels. The device is enclosed in an aluminum unibody enclosure weighing one pound, and it runs on the Apple-designed A9 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture.

AOpen suffers net loss per share of NT$3.15 for 2016

Stockwatch - Mar 20, 11:05

Small form factor computing device and digital signage maker AOpen has released its 2016 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of NT$1.139 billion (US$35.9 million), gross margin of 22.13%, net operating loss of NT$330 million, net loss of NT$365 million and net loss per share of NT$3.15.

Acer expects large growth in 2017 shipments for Chromebooks, gaming notebooks and desktops

Mar 17, 15:01

Acer expects double-digit percentage growth in 2017 shipments for Chromebooks and gaming PCs and, for Chromebooks in particular, Acer has market shares of 30-35% in the North America market and over 50% in both Europe and Australia, according to company CEO Jason Chen.

Jason Chen, Acer CEO

Asustek sees largest global market share for gaming notebooks in January, say Taiwan makers

Mar 17, 12:17

Asustek Computer had the largest global market share of 25% for gaming notebooks in January 2017, followed by Lenovo with 16%, HP with 14%, and Micro-Star International and Acer each with 10%. An estimated 5.8 million gaming notebooks will ship globally in 2017, growing 16% on year, according to Taiwan-based...

Digitimes Research: Notebook players see rising shipments in February

Mar 16, 15:55

The worldwide top-5 notebook brand vendors saw their combined shipments in February grow 20% on month and 22% on year, while the top-3 ODMs' shipments also experienced 10% on-month and 30% on-year growths in the month as demand was better than expected. In addition, the Lunar New Year holidays in 2017...

IC demand from PC sector will not pick up until August

Mar 16, 15:15

Taiwan-based IC design houses have said that chip orders from notebook and other PC makers have been flat in March, and a major rebound of chip orders from the PC industry may not come until August.

Microsoft new Surface Book enters mass production

Mar 16, 14:09

Microsoft's new Surface Book reportedly entered mass production recently and shipments are expected to rise each month, according to sources from the related upstream supply chain. The sources believe Microsoft is likely to announce the new notebook at the end of March or April.

Digitimes Research: Compal, MSI see increased AIO PC shipments in 2016

Mar 15, 10:25

Most Taiwan-based ODMs saw their all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments drop on year in 2016 except Compal Electronics and Micro-Star International (MSI). TPV-Inventa Technology - originally an AIO PC joint venture between TPV Technology and Inventec, but became a subsidiary of Inventec in September 2015 -...

Apple moves ahead production of planned new 10.5-inch iPad to March, say Taiwan makers

Mar 14, 12:21

Apple has moved ahead the production for its planned new 10.5-inch iPad to March instead of an earlier timetable set for May-June and is expected to unveil the new iPad at a product event to be held in early April to mark the inauguration of Apple's new headquarters in California, according to Taiwan-based...

MEA PC market declines on year amid weak commercial demand, says IDC

Mar 13, 15:52

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market experienced a mild decline of 1.8% on year in the fourth quarter of 2016 to total 3.2 million units, according to IDC. The decline stemmed from the desktop segment, as weak commercial demand saw shipments fall 10% on year to total 1.2 million units for the...

Asustek reports 10% on-year decline in February revenues

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 16:22

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$31.818 billion (US$1.02 billion) for February 2017, representing a 1.5% increase on month and 10.1% drop on year.

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