Vendors cutting notebook shipments to Latin America
Jul 31, 11:59
Notebook vendors have significantly reduced their orders for shipments to Latin America because sales have been impacted by recent strong demand for LCD TVs in the area, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Global market share for iPad may slip to below 25% in 2H14
Jul 30, 16:00
The global market share for iPad products is likely to drop from 26.9% (IDC figures) for the second quarter of 2014 to below 25% in the second half of the year due to increasing competition, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Taiwan notebook ODMs to benefit from HP, Dell sales in North America
Jul 30, 15:21
As Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell have seen good sales in the North America notebook market in July, Taiwan ODMs Quanta Computer and Inventec for HP and Compal Electronics and Wistron for Dell are expected to see increased shipments in the second half of 2014, according to Taiwan-based supply chain...
China market: Colorful Technology poses competitive threat to MSI, ASRock
Jul 30, 14:14
China-based Colorful Technology and Development, the largest graphics card vendor in the China market, will launch own-brand gaming motherboards in the second half, and is expected to pose a competitive threat to Micro-Star International (MSI) and ASRock, according to Taiwan-based motherboard supply...
Asustek, Gigabyte releasing new gaming notebooks in 3Q14
Jul 29, 15:36
Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology have turned aggressive about the gaming notebook industry and are planning to release new models in the third quarter to compete against Micro-Star International (MSI), which is achieving strong sales in the market.
New Surface to come into production in August, say Taiwan maker
Jul 28, 15:15
Microsoft is expected to launch a 10.6-inch new version of Surface in October 2014, with production of components to begin in August and volume production of the tablet to kick off in September, according to source with Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Acer sees booming sales of Chromebooks, says CEO
Jul 25, 16:00
Acer has seen booming sales of Chromebooks, including government procurement orders for educational purposes in many countries, and therefore has asked supply chains to increase production to reduce supply shortages, according to company CEO Jason Chen, adding that global Chromebook shipments in 2014...
Worldwide tablet market grows 11% in 2Q14, says IDC
Jul 25, 10:44
The worldwide tablet market grew 11.0% on year in the second quarter of 2014 with shipments reaching 49.3 million units, according to IDC. Although shipments declined sequentially from first-quarter 2014 by 1.5%, IDC believes the market will experience positive but slower growth in 2014 compared to...
STB revenues post best year ever in 2013, says IHS
Jul 24, 11:45
Following a relatively flat three-year period, the global set-top box (STB) market managed to achieve the highest annual revenue total in its history in 2013, setting the stage for continued growth through 2015, according to IHS.
Microsoft cloud growth drives strong fiscal 4Q14 results
Jul 23, 13:57
Microsoft has announced revenues of US$23.38 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Gross margins, operating income, and diluted EPS for the quarter were US$15.79 billion, US$6.48 billion, and US$0.55 per share.
Apple reports fiscal 3Q14 results
Jul 23, 13:51
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 28, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenues of US$37.4 billion and quarterly net profits of US$7.7 billion, or US$1.28 per diluted share. These results compare to revenues of US$35.3 billion and net profits of US$6.9...
Taiwan tablet shipments plunge sequentially in 1Q14, says MIC
Jul 23, 11:09
In the absence of new Apple products, tablets shipped to Apple - the major client taking up nearly 70% of Taiwan makers' tablet shipments - witnessed a 38% sequential decline in the first quarter of 2014, to approximately 16 million units. Declining tablet shipments for Apple, coupled with fewer new...
China-based LeTV stops selling OTT device in China, says report
Jul 22, 12:26
China-based LeTV has recently stopped selling its over the top (OTT) device as it violates China's new policies for the Internet TV market, but the company's LCD TV products are not affected and are still available in the market, according to a Chinese-language Tencent report citing the com...
Dell aims to ship 30 million notebooks in 2015
Jul 21, 13:31
Based on requests for quotation (RFQ) received by Taiwan-based notebook ODMs, Dell aims to ramp up its notebook shipments by 40% to almost 30 million units in 2015, bringing it closer to Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard (HP), which are estimated to ship 32-35 million units, according to sources from the...
Digitimes Research: AMOLED tablets unlikely to benefit Samsung in 2H14
Jul 17, 11:04
Samsung Electronics recently launched the 8.4- and 10.5-inch AMOLED-based Galaxy Tab S flagship tablets. Although the new Galaxy Tab S tablets feature specifications exceeding those of Apple's iPads, the series is still unlikely to boost Samsung's sales in the second half of 2014 as demand in the high-end...
Asustek to recruit 1,000 engineers
Jul 16, 16:06
Asustek Computer, on July 15, announced plans to recruit 1,000 engineers specialized in software, firmware, hardware, quality control and Internet-based services in order to develop new businesses and meet the needs of its global business operations.
Taiwan market: Samsung to launch 7-inch Galaxy Tab4
Jul 15, 14:57
Samsung Electronics on July 14 unveiled the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, a 7-inch Android 4.4-based 4G-enabled tablet, for launch in the Taiwan market at a contract-free retail price of below NT$10,000 (US$334) in late July, according to Samsung Taiwan.
Asustek may struggle to achieve smartphone shipment goals for 2014
Jul 15, 14:08
Asustek Computer shipped about one million ZenFone smartphones in the second quarter, but to achieve its shipment goal of eight million units for 2014, the company will need to ship seven million units in the second half, posing a rather difficult challenge for the Taiwan-based vendor, according to...
Digitimes Research: Google Fit to benefit remote medical care industry
Jul 15, 11:36
Google has recently announced its new wearable device platform, Google Fit, which is expected to change the business model for wearable devices to horizontal partnerships with different industries with its hardware/software integration and connectivity, according to Digitimes Research.
Dell to improve distributor platform
Jul 14, 15:31
Dell is looking to strengthen its Partner Direct platform in 2014, hoping to boost its distribution partners' competitiveness through professional training, better resource distribution and complete product solutions, executives from Dell Taiwan said at a recent company conference with distributors...
Microsoft expands coverage of free Windows licensing
Jul 14, 15:29
Microsoft reportedly is expanding its subsidies to vendors for Windows-based tablets, and in addition to sub-9-inch models, tablets priced below US$250 will also receive free Windows licenses, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Over 24 million cars will be fitted with Apple CarPlay in 2019, says ABI Research
Jul 14, 11:22
Earlier in 2014, several car OEMs announced that they would be releasing new cars installed with CarPlay capabilities, including Ford, BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Jaguar/Land Rover, Toyota, Nissan, and Volvo, with many others sure to follow. With so many supporting CarPlay, ABI Research forecasts that in...
Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments decline 4.9% in 2Q14
Jul 14, 10:05
Global notebook shipments dropped 4.9% on year in the second quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research. Despite the end of Windows XP bringing about a surge of notebook orders, panels and some key components were in limited supply, and demand in China and South and Central America was down,...
Pegatron sees increased June revenues
Jul 11, 18:14
Pegatron on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$72.12 billion (US$2.40 billion) for June, growing 9.46% on month and 1.52% on year, NT$210.49 billion for the second quarter, slipping 3.4% sequentially, and NT$428.38 billion for January-June, dipping 0.33% on year.
Casetek June revenues up on month, down on year
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 18:01
PC chassis maker Casetek Holdings on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.420 billion (US$80.6 million) for June, increasing 3.68% on month but decreasing 3.96% on year, and NT$14.476 billion for January-June, dipping 14.85% on year.
Acer 2Q14 revenues up 6% sequentially
Jul 11, 17:57
Acer saw its June revenues grow significantly by 43.06% on month to reach NT$36.55 billion (US$1.22 billion), and second-quarter revenues also grew 6.02% sequentially to reach NT$81.35 billion. Acer founder Stan Shih expects the company's gross margins in the second quarter to have improved from the...
China government demands OTT/smart TVs switch to TVOS from Android, say reports
Jul 11, 14:43
The China government is demanding cable TV service providers in the country only adopt TVOS 1.0 for their over the top (OTT) devices and smart TVs, which is expected to significantly delay the development of Internet TV applications, according to reports from China citing sources from people familiar...
PC rebound in mature regions stabilizes market in 2Q14, says IDC
Jul 10, 14:58
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 74.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014, an on-year decline of 1.7%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The results reflect the smallest decline in global PC shipments since the second quarter of 2012 when declining shipments of mini notebooks...
Synnex Technology sees decreased June revenues
Jul 10, 10:48
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.4 billion (US$813 million) for June, dropping 5.4% sequentially and 5.9% on year.
Coretronic ships 7.69 million BLUs in June
Jul 10, 10:22
Coretronic has revealed it shipped 7.69 million BLUs (backlight units) in June (3% sequential growth), 22.1 million units in the second quarter (5% sequential growth), and 43.15 million units in January-June (20% on-year growth).