Acer looks to stable smartphone business, says CEO
Jan 26, 16:35
Acer's smartphone business has not yet turned profitable, but it will continue to adopt a stable business model to look for business opportunities in the market, according to company CEO Jason Chen.
Intel said to form stylus alliance
Jan 23, 16:05
Intel has recently invited several touch sensor IC designers to form an alliance, looking to establish a specification standard for stylus to make the input device usable across different mobile devices including the tablet, notebook and smartphone, according to sources from IC designers.
HP appoints new chairman for China subsidiary H3C Technologies
Newswatch - Jan 22, 10:51
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has appointed chairman of HP China Mao Yunan to concurrently serve as new chairman of its subsidiary in Hangzhou, H3C Technologies. The move has reportedly triggered a strong protest from H3C's employees, arguing the appointment will affect the company's autonomy.
Xiaomi shipment growth to benefit component suppliers
Jan 20, 19:58
Xiaomi is looking to ship 100 million smartphones in 2015, which will benefit its component suppliers such as HDI-board makers including Compeq Manufacturing, Zhen Ding Technology and Tripod Technology.
Profitability is priority, says Acer CEO
Jan 20, 14:59
Acer has modified its business operational strategies from focusing on revenues and market share to maximizing net profit, and it aims to hike revenue proportions for mobile terminal devices and cloud computing services based on PC sales, according to company CEO Jason Chen.
ECS sees Classmate PCs and Liva X mini PCs boost profits
Jan 20, 13:49
Despite seeing motherboard shipments and profits continuing to decline, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is enjoying stable profits from its Classmate PC and Liva X mini PC product lines which together contributed about 30% of ECS' overall revenues in 2014, according to company president Sunny Yang...
Taiwan market: PC vendors step up competition
Jan 19, 15:14
Toshiba reportedly will turn to focus mainly on enterprise products in Taiwan in 2015 as parts of its plan to gradually phase out from the consumer market worldwide and vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo and Dell are all aggressively looking to fill in the empty spot to be left by Toshiba,...
Acer leads in 4Q14 consumer PC, notebook sales in several countries
Jan 16, 15:17
Acer recorded the largest market shares for consumer PCs and notebooks in several countries including Austria, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, the Philippines and Thailand, and the vendor also achieved good sales performance in the US, China, the UK and Mexico in the fourth quarter of 2014,...
Worldwide PC shipments grow 1% in 4Q14, says Gartner
Jan 15, 16:12
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 83.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, a 1% increase from the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Gartner. These results indicate a slow, but consistent improvement following more than two years of decline.
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to decline 11.8% in 2015
Jan 15, 15:07
Global tablet shipments are estimated to drop 11.8% on year to reach 244 million units in 2015 as demand for high-end and entry-level tablets has both become saturated, while large-size smartphones and inexpensive notebooks are gradually taking demand away from the device, according to Digitimes Research's...
Acer founder lauds CEO despite revenues decline
Jan 14, 15:01
Although Acer's consolidated revenues for 2014 hit an 8-year low, the company's founder Stan Shih still praised company CEO Jason Chen's performance, saying that it was not easy for Acer's business operation to swing from the red into profitability and, for the time being, profitability is more important...
Quanta December revenues highest in 2014
Jan 13, 14:15
Notebook ODM Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$88.843 billion (US$2.80 billion), hitting the highest monthly level in 2014. The figure represents a 9.91% sequential increase but a 6.08% on-year decrease.
Acer sees slightly increased December revenues
Jan 13, 12:02
Acer has announced revenues of NT$28.98 billion (US$913 million) for December, growing 1.72% on month and 2.09% on year. For all of 2014, revenues amounted to NT$329.84 billion, decreasing 8.4% from a year and representing the lowest annual level since 2007.
Synnex Technology December revenues up sequentially
Jan 13, 10:56
Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$31.94 billion (US$1.01 billion) for December, increasing 23.5% sequentially but decreasing 0.3% on year.
ECS denies reported withdraw from own-brand DIY motherboard business
Jan 12, 23:13
Taiwan-based Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), in response to a report that it will quit production and marketing of its own-brand DIY motherboards and focus on motherboard ODM production beginning in 2015, has clarified that it will continue own-brand DIY motherboard business operations.
Inventec automating production lines in eastern China
Jan 12, 21:39
Taiwan-based notebook ODM Inventec, in order to reduce impact of continued wage hikes and tight supply of labor, started trial automation of production lines at factories in Shanghai, eastern China, in late November 2014 and expects to decrease labor input by 30% when the first phase of trial automation...
Asustek ships 22 million DIY motherboards in 2014
Jan 12, 12:02
IT vendor Asustek Computer shipped 5.6 million DIY motherboards in fourth-quarter 2014, leading to shipments of 22 million units for the whole year, which increased on year by 6.3%, according to the company.
Asustek reports revenues for December 2014
Stockwatch - Jan 9, 16:06
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$42.26 billion (US$1.32 billion) for December 2014, representing a 13.66% drop on month and 5.95% increase on year.
Taiwan market: Epson launches cloud-based MFPs
Jan 9, 15:55
Seiko Epson has launched two cloud computing-based MFP (multi-function peripheral) models, Epson WF-2631 and Epson WF-2651, in the Taiwan market for sale at recommended retail prices of NT$3,890 (US$122) and NT$4,590 respectively, with small- to medium-size businesses and SOHO being target customers...
New Wintel hard to drive PC replacement, say Taiwan makers
Jan 9, 12:06
Although Windows 10 and Intel's 14nm-based Skylake CPUs are both expected to launch in the third quarter, sources from the upstream supply chain are conservative about the new Wintel combination's ability to stimulate the replacement of PCs and expect their shipments for notebooks in 2015 to remain...
Japan vendors see decreased November digital camera shipments, says CIPA
Jan 8, 15:47
Japan-based vendors, including Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony and Olympus, shipped 4.313 million digital cameras globally in November 2014, decreasing 5.1% sequentially and 27.6% on year, and the corresponding shipment value of JPY99.29 billion (US$834 million) dropped 19.3% on year, according to Japan-based...
CES 2015: Gigabyte showcasing X99-SOC Champion motherboard
Jan 7, 15:47
Gigabyte Technology is exhibiting its latest innovations at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, the US during January 6-9, with a focus on X99-SOC Champion, a high-end motherboard equipped with Intel chipset X99 and supporting Core i7 CPU and DDR4 memory.
CES 2015: Asustek showcases ZenFone 2, ZenFone Zoom
Jan 7, 14:51
Asustek Computer is exhibiting two Android 5.0-based smartphones, the ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Zoom, at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas during January 6-9.
CES 2015: Sony displays new Ultra HD TVs
Jan 7, 14:18
Sony has announced that a total of 11 new Ultra HD Bravia LCD TVs will be on display at CES 2015, featuring new technologies such as the company's 4K Processor X1.
Tablet sales continue to be slow in 2015, says Gartner
Jan 6, 16:03
After a troubled year in 2014, the global tablet market is not returning to the levels of growth seen in the last four years as demand for tablets will continue to be slow in 2015. Gartner estimates that worldwide tablet sales will reach 233 million units in 2015, an 8% increase from 2014.
ECS December revenues increase
Stockwatch - Jan 6, 15:21
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.098 billion (US$190.56 million) for December 2014, representing a 23.73% increase on month and 3.84% increase on year.
Rugged PC vendor Getac sees revenue growth in 2014
Jan 6, 14:57
Taiwan-based rugged PC vendor Getac Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.76 billion (US$54.97 million) for December, up 15% on month and 23% on year, and NT$16.28 billion for 2014, up 8% from 2013.
Asustek ships 8 million smartphones in 2014
Jan 6, 12:04
Asustek Computer achieved shipments of eight million smartphones in 2014 and though the business is still suffering from losses, the company is confident it will achieve profitable operations and double its smartphone shipments in 2015, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.