MSI may ship 5 million graphics cards in 2016
Aug 25, 21:23
Micro-Star International (MSI) shipped two million graphics cards in the first half of 2016 and is likely to ship five million units in the whole year, growing 31.6% on year, for an operating profit of NT$1.5 billion (US$47.2 million), according to industry sources.
HTC to take part in TGS 2016
Newswatch - Aug 24, 15:47
HTC will participate in Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2016 for the first time to showcase its Vive head-mounted VR device. The four-day game show will start on September 15.
Lenovo shifts component orders back to Taiwan makers
Aug 23, 11:38
Lenovo reportedly has shifted back some of its component orders from China-based suppliers to Taiwan-based ones in the second half of 2016 in order to improve its profitability, since China makers are still less competitive in terms of product quality, delivery time and production capacity, according...
Lenovo 2Q16 revenues down, net profit up on year
Aug 19, 11:13
Lenovo has posted second-quarter consolidated revenues of US$10.1 billion, decreasing 6% on year, gross margin 15.3%, operating profit US$281 million, up 97%, and net profit US$173 million, up 64%, according to the company.
IDF San Francisco: Intel CEO introduces vision for merged reality
Aug 18, 10:21
The 2016 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) kicked off on August 16 in San Francisco with an opening keynote by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. Krzanich articulated the company's vision for the future of technology spanning virtual reality, autonomous driving, the industrial Internet, and the important role developers...
MSI announces new gaming notebooks using Nvidia GTX 10 series GPUs
Aug 18, 10:18
Taiwan-based motherboard and gaming notebook vendor Micro-Star International (MSI) has announced 11 new gaming devices under its four major product series - GT, GS, GE and GP. These products feature displays ranging from 14- to 18-inch, Intel's latest high-end processors and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 10...
Insyde UEFI BIOS shipping on Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air
Aug 18, 10:13
Insyde Software, a provider of UEFI BIOS and systems management software, has announced that its flagship product InsydeH2O is now shipping on the new Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air featuring the sixth-generation Intel Core chips.
Asustek claims to be the largest gaming notebook vendor worldwide, say papers
Newswatch - Aug 17, 20:25
Commenting on Micro-Star International (MSI) claiming it was the largest gaming vendor worldwide at its new gaming notebook launch conference on August 16, Asustek Computer citied other research figures saying that the company was actually the largest vendor worldwide in the first half with around...
Digitimes Research: 2H16 white-box tablet shipments to be 30% higher than 1H16
Aug 17, 12:01
Shipments of white-box tablets are expected to reach 39 million units in the second half of 2016, a 30% increase compared to those shipped in the first half of the year, buoyed by an easing in component supplies and pricing, as well as an expected pick-up in demand from the US and Europe, according...
Global gaming notebook shipments expected to reach 4.5 million units in 2016
Aug 16, 14:10
The gaming notebook market is expected to see shipments of 4.5 million units in 2016, up 12.5% on year. Micro-Star International (MSI) is forecast to ship over 1.2 million units in the year, up from over 900,000 units in 2015, surpassing Asustek Computer in terms of both shipments and profits.
Clevo profits surge in 2Q16 thanks to gaming notebooks
Aug 16, 14:06
Clevo reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.32 billion (US$137.89 million) for the second quarter with net profits growing 261% sequentially to reach NT$252 million thanks to strong demand for gaming notebooks, which dramatically increased the company's product ASP, especially in China. Clevo expects...
TSMC to make chips for iPad coming out in 2017, says report
Newswatch - Aug 16, 11:11
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will supply chips for the 2017 series of iPad that will come in three models, a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) quoted a KGI Securities analyst as saying.
Asustek 2Q16 brand operations down
Aug 15, 16:15
Asustek Computer saw global brand operations in the second quarter of 2016 drop on quarter and on year in terms of revenue and profitability, the company said at an August 12 investors conference.
Acer smartphone chief to leave, likely to head Qualcomm Taiwan
Aug 15, 10:39
Acer has announced that ST Liew, co-president of Acer's BYOC Smart Products Business unit, will leave the company. The announcement follows local media reports indicating that Liew will take up an appointment as president of Qualcomm Taiwan.
Pegatron expects 3Q16 non-IT revenues to grow 25-30% sequentially
Aug 11, 22:05
ODM Pegatron expects third-quarter 2016 revenues from product lines other than IT to increase 25-30% on quarter, notebook shipments in the quarter to grow 5-10% on quarter, and motherboard and desktop shipments to slip 10-15%, according to the company.
Asustek sees decreased July revenues
Aug 11, 10:39
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.34 billion (US$1.04 billion) for July, decreasing 21.34% on month and 3.49% on year, and NT$255.94 billion for January-July, inching up 0.43% on year. Of the consolidated revenues, brand-sales revenues were NT$29.96 billion for July, down...
Digitimes Research: White-box tablet players see weak shipments in 2Q16
Aug 9, 21:25
White-box tablet shipments were down 15.3% from sequentially to reach only 13.8 million units in the second quarter because the quarter was a slow season for North America and Europe, while demand from emerging markets also remained weak due to economic downturns. In addition, component shortages and...
TSMC grabs chip orders for new Apple Watch, says report
Newswatch - Aug 9, 21:10
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will replace Samsung as the sole supplier of chips for the new Apple Watch starting the second half of 2016, according to a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA).
Wistron, Inventec see mixed shipment performances in July
Aug 8, 22:32
Wistron and Inventec announced their shipment performances in July with Wistron shipping 1.5 million notebooks in the month, down 21.05% on month and Inventec 1.4 million mobile devices, down from 1.6 million units a month ago.
ECS revenues decline in July
Stockwatch - Aug 8, 15:58
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.245 billion (US$71.3 million) for July 2016, representing a 15.98% drop on month and 40.93% drop on year.
IPC maker Ennoconn sees profits up sharply in 2Q16
Newswatch - Aug 8, 11:33
Industry PC supplier Ennoconn saw its net profits increase 16% on quarter and 31% on year to NT$267 million (US$8.46 million) in the second quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$3.78 for the quarter.
Nintendo to start production of NX in early 4Q16, say Taiwan makers
Aug 5, 11:11
Nintendo will start trial production of its next-generation console, the NX, in the third quarter of 2016 and start volume production in early fourth quarter, about one quarter ahead of the originally scheduled early 2017, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Synnex sees July revenues increase on year
Aug 5, 10:53
IT and consumer electronics distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.77 billion (US$899 million) for July, slipping 3.5% on month but growing 9.1% on year.
Acer CEO to become chairman in 2017
Aug 3, 15:03
Acer plans to have CEO Jason Chen succeed current chairman George Huang to take over chairmanship while maintaining the position of CEO in 2017, according to company co-founder Stan Shih.
AIMobile focuses on wireless industrial tablets
Aug 2, 19:59
AIMobile, a joint venture established by Inventec and industrial computing solution provider Advantech, is focusing on customized wireless industrial tablets for IoT, according to Inventec chairman Richard Lee.
Windows 10 new project to benefit Taiwan supply chain, says paper
Newswatch - Aug 2, 14:51
In addition to releasing an update for its Windows 10, Microsoft is also planning to partner with upstream suppliers to provide enterprises with Windows 10 for a licensing fee of US$7 a month, looking to stimulate PC replacement demand. Some market watchers expect the project to become a growth driver...
IPC maker Axiomtek reports decreased earnings for 2Q16
Newswatch - Aug 2, 10:59
Industrial PC (IPC) maker Axiomtek has announced net profits NT$76 million (US$2.41 million) for the second quarter of 2016, down 29% on quarter and 1.2% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.97.
TCAS 2016: MSI sees strong demand for gaming notebooks, says paper
Newswatch - Aug 1, 22:04
Micro-Star International (MSI) is seeing strong demand for its gaming notebooks at Taipei Computer Application Show (TCAS) and MSI has prepared 30 notebooks using solid state drive (SSD) to consumers, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing the company staff as saying...
Advantech sees profits up in 2Q16 and 1H16
Newswatch - Aug 1, 12:33
Industrial computing device maker Advantech saw its net profits increase 11% on quarter and 10% on year to NT$1.46 billion (US$45.72 million) in the second quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.32 for the three-month period.
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.