Taiwan market: Toshiba no longer selling consumer notebooks
Oct 2, 11:39
Toshiba has shifted its notebook marketing focus from consumer to business-use models in Asia, Latin America and Central Europe, and has stopped selling consumer notebooks in Taiwan, according to the vendor's Taiwan sales agent Grainew.
Taiwan market: Acer launches Predator products
Oct 1, 12:15
Acer has launched a number of gaming products including a tablet, and several notebooks and desktops under its Predator brand. The products will become available in Taiwan starting November.
Acer Taiwan denies layoffs
Sep 30, 15:17
In response to reports that Acer Taiwan will lay off 10% of its personnel, president Towny Huang for Acer Taiwan regional operations on September 29 clarified that Acer Taiwan's average contribution per employee was found to be 10-20% lower than competitors' and therefore it will propose measures to...
Pegatron lands OEM orders for Asustek gaming notebook
Sep 30, 14:57
Pegatron Technology has obtained orders for Asustek Computer's gaming notebooks including the GX700 flagship model featuring GTX980 graphics card, a 17-inch Ultra HD panel and water-cooling, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Targeting niche markets: Q&A with ST Liu, president of Acer handset unit
Sep 30, 11:34
Notebook vendor Acer aims to ship at least five million smartphones in 2015 and plans to hike the shipments to 10 million units in 2016. But Acer will not spend a lot of money for just ramping up its market share. Instead, Acer will develop models with innovative specifications for specific market...
Acer encouraging staff to transfer to BYOC business
Sep 29, 14:00
Acer has been encouraging its staff to transfer to the Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business and is planning to adjust its performance evaluation program to boost workers' willingness to transfer.
Notebook vendors gearing up to push new 2-in-1s in 4Q15
Sep 29, 13:41
Notebook brand vendors including Asustek Computer, Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell are preparing to launch their new Skylake-based 2-in-1 devices starting October and expect these devices to attract consumer demand to help boost their performance in 2015, according to sources from the upstream...
Asustek takes 40% share in global gaming notebook shipments in 1H15
Sep 25, 12:33
Asustek Computer was the largest gaming notebook vendor in the first half of 2015 and acquired a share of around 40% in shipments of gaming notebooks featuring Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M, 960M, 970M and 980M graphics cards, according to sources from the supply chain.
HTC gearing up for virtual reality applications
Sep 24, 15:58
High Tech Computer (HTC) has been aggressively pushing into the virtual reality industry and in addition to plans to launch its virtual reality device HTC Vive in October and release the device by the end of 2015, the company has also formed a strategic alliance with game developer Valve and invested...
Head mounted display shipments to reach 65 million in 2020, says report
Sep 24, 15:52
All Head Mounted Display (HMD) segments will see strong growth over the coming years. The total HMD market is expected to ship around 65 million units in 2020, with a CAGR of 88%. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) represents the next revolution in consumer electronics, and at the forefront...
Xiaomi fast expanding ecosystem raises concerns, say sources
Sep 24, 09:59
Xiaomi Technology has extended its product lines from mobile devices to include tablets, TVs, STBs, headsets, smart bracelets and financial products, a move which has raised concerns of a chain reaction that could eventually lead to chaos for Xiaomi, according to industry sources.
Inventec Appliances helping Xiaomi develop notebook
Sep 23, 16:01
Inventec's affiliated smartphone ODM Inventec Appliances is helping China-based Xiaomi Technology develop a notebook featuring a new mobile Internet concept, with the development to be finished in the first half of 2016, according to Inventec chairman Richard Lee.
Inventec to construct office buildings in Shanghai
Sep 23, 11:41
Notebook ODM Inventec is demolishing an idle factory in the west of Shanghai, eastern China, and will construct two 18-story commercial/office buildings on the site, with completion scheduled for 2018, according to company chairman Richard Lee.
Acer expects 80% growth in 2-in-1 device shipments in 2015
Sep 22, 15:46
With Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's upcoming Surface Pro 4 2-in-1 device expected to stimulate demand, Acer's Notebook Business Group president Jerry Kao expects the company's 2-in-1 device shipments to grow over 80% on year in 2015 and Acer will become a top-3 player in the related market.
Several notebook vendors may not finish RFQ for 2016 orders until 4Q15
Sep 22, 12:46
Despite the fact that notebook brand vendors usually finish their request for quotation (RFQ) for notebook orders for next year before September, several vendors are currently still in the RFQ process for their 2016 notebook orders and may not finalize them until late October or November as Intel has...
MediaTek chipsets power new Amazon devices
Sep 18, 16:27
MediaTek has announced that its chipset solutions will power an array of Amazon consumer products, including the Amazon Fire TV, and Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets.
India PC market declines 13% in 2Q15, says Gartner
Sep 18, 15:12
The combined desktop-based and mobile PC market in India totaled nearly 2.2 million units in the second quarter of 2015, a 13% decrease over the second quarter of 2014, according to Gartner.
Digitimes Research: CMOS DSCs see growing ASP in August
Sep 18, 10:46
Digitimes Research has found that ASPs for CMOS-based compact digital camera models in August rose 13% from June as many vendors have launched their new high-end DSCs such as Sony's RX10 II and RX100 IV, Canon's G3 X and Panasonic's FZ300. Most of these devices come with 1-inch large-size sensors and...
Sony promoting own crowd funding platform
Sep 16, 11:08
Sony has launched its own crowd funding platform, First Flight, to encourage employees to engage in innovative activities internally, while promoting its brand image, according to industry sources.
Stylus and 2-in-1 devices to see accelerated penetration in 2016
Sep 15, 15:21
Apple's release of the iPad Pro, Microsoft's Surface series and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note series are heating up the 2-in-1 device and stylus market. Sources from the upstream supply chain expect more players to follow suit and launch products with similar designs and specifications, raising...
Quanta to remain largest all-in-one PC maker in 2016 thanks to HP orders
Sep 15, 14:19
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has recently finished its request for quotation (RFQ) process for its all-in-one PC orders for 2016 with Quanta Computer landing over 70% of the overall volume. With orders for Apple's iMacs, Quanta will remain the largest all-in-one PC maker worldwide, according to sources from...
TSMC secures A10 chip orders from Apple, says report
Sep 14, 16:20
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will be the exclusive supplier of Apple's next-generation A10 processors with volume production to kick off starting March 2016, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
Taiwan market: Huawei launches MediaPad M2 8.0 tablet
Sep 14, 15:19
Huawei has launched its new connected MediaPad M2 8.0 tablet in Taiwan. The tablet is priced at NT$9,900 (US$305) and will be available at retail outlets of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) starting mid-September.
Acer August revenues up on month, down on year
Sep 11, 12:23
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21 billion (US$646 million) for August 2015, growing 24.39% on month but dropping 29.66% on year, and NT$166.03 billion for January-August, slipping 22.07% on year.
Asustek sees 18% on-month growth in August revenues
Sep 10, 16:14
Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$40.83 billion (US$1.25 billion) for August, up 18% on month, but down 3.2% on year. Combined consolidated revenues for January-August totaled NT$295.67 billion , down by 0.7% on year.