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  • Lenovo to reduce notebook outsourcing to 40% of target shipments in 2015

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  • Foxconn to step into medical equipment, says chairman

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  • Advantech releases new touch screens aimed at gaming segment

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  • Taiwan PCB industry to hold 37% global share in 2020

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  • Japan market: HTC unveils HTC Butterfly 2

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  • China expected to import 100,000-105,000 tons of polysilicon in 2014

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  • China market: Motherboard shipments in 1H14 down 5-6% on year

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  • IC backend service firm Ardentec to ramp capacity by 50%

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  • China market: China Unicom, China Telecom setting up FDD LTE trial networks

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  • Commentary: India smartphone market has huge potential for Taiwan companies

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  • Digitimes Research: Intel presence in China tablet AP market to grow in 3Q14

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  • Chi Mei Materials reports increased profit margin in 2Q14

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Clevo in talks with Tencent and Alibaba for partnership

Aug 19, 15:55

Clevo is currently in talks with China-based Tencent and Alibaba, looking to establish partnerships to integrate the physical channel retail business with the online shopping business, according to Clevo CSO Andrew Lin.

Taiwan market: Vendors hold promotion events for notebooks, monitors

Aug 19, 14:31

Vendors in Taiwan are holding promotional events for notebook and monitor products as the new school season approaches in a attempt to boost sales, according to Taiwan-based retail makers.

Tablet gross margins dropping as vendors cut prices

Aug 19, 10:48

With demand for tablets weakening, many tablet vendors are looking to digest their excessive inventories and maintain their market shares by reducing prices, although such moves are further lowering their gross margins, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

In a maturing tablet market, Apple and Samsung face growth declines, says DisplaySearch

Aug 18, 15:37

As the tablet market matures and growth slows, the dominance of market leaders Apple and Samsung Electronics is weakening. According to DisplaySearch, total tablet display shipments declined 10% on year in first-half 2014, while combined tablet display shipments to Apple and Samsung fell 34%. While...

Acer expected to ship 4 million smartphones in 2014

Aug 18, 14:47

Acer's martphone shipments have been strong in 2014 with the full-year volume expected to reach four million units, up 160% from 2013. Acer's smartphone shipments in the first half already surpassed the overall volume of 2013, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

In a maturing tablet market, Apple and Samsung face growth declines, says NPD

Aug 15, 15:49

As the tablet market matures and growth slows, the dominance of market leaders Apple and Samsung is weakening. According to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Monthly Tablet PC Panel Shipment & Value Chain report, total tablet display shipments declined 10% on year in the first half of 2014, while combined...

Digitimes Research: Tablet market facing growing pains in 2014

Aug 15, 15:34

After facing a second quarter where overall shipment results came in below expectations, tablet vendors are expected to see a rebound in the third quarter, with global shipments increasing 23.8% on quarter, according to data from the latest Digitimes Research Tracker service. Worldwide tablet shipments...

Razer to launch Nabu wearable device in 4Q14

Aug 15, 12:29

Razer will launch its first smart wearable device, the Nabu, in the fourth quarter of 2014. The device has been developed in cooperation with China-based WeChat and Tencent to incorporate social networking and mobile gaming functions.

Quanta Computer expects to ship 25-26 million notebooks in 2H14

Aug 14, 19:14

Quanta Computer expects to ship 25-26 million notebooks in the second half of 2014, growing 13.6-18.2% from the first half. Shipments in the whole year will reach 47-48 million units, increasing 9-11.4% on year, according to company vice chairman CC Leung.

Acer launches 13.3-inch Chromebook

Aug 13, 16:05

Acer on August 12 announced the launch of the Acer Chromebook 13, its first 13.3-inch Chromebook equipped with the Nvidia Tegra K1 4-Plus-1 quad-core ARM Cortex A15 processor, with two options for display of 1920 by 1,080 or 1366 by 768.

Notebook sales expected to rise in 2H14 as vendors price below US$300

Aug 13, 15:25

With many vendors having been reducing their notebook prices to below US$300, sources from the upstream supply chain expect overall notebook sales to increase in the second half of 2014.

China market: Second-tier DIY motherboard vendors face crackdown on tax evasion

Aug 13, 14:25

China-, Taiwan- and Hong Kong-based second-tier DIY motherboard vendors in the China market have been forced to hike retail prices to cover tax payments as the China government steps up efforts to crack down on tax evasion.

Chromebook sales will reach 5.2 million units in 2014, says Gartner

Aug 12, 21:02

Sales of Chromebooks will reach 5.2 million units in 2014, a 79% increase from 2013, according to Gartner. By 2017, sales of Chromebooks are set to nearly triple to reach 14.4 million units.

Digitimes Research: White-box vendors ship 22.3 million tablets in 2Q14

Aug 12, 20:20

White-box vendors shipped 22.3 million tablets globally in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 9.3% sequentially, according to Digitimes Research.

Quanta sees revenue growth despite notebook shipment decline in July

Aug 12, 12:45

Quanta Computer has announced revenues of NT$77.93 billion (US$2.6 billion) for July, up 8.53% on month and 8.63% on year with combined revenues for the first seven months of 2014 reaching NT$508.27 billion, up 10.48% on year. Quanta shipped 4.2 million notebooks in July, down from 4.3 million units...

Toshiba launches wearable wristband fitness tracker

Aug 11, 16:09

Toshiba has announced the release of a wearable fitness tracker, the WERAM1100, for online sales in Japan on Amazon and Yahoo. Orders will start to ship on August 20.

Asustek sees increased July revenues

Stockwatch - Aug 11, 11:31

Asustek Computer has posted consolidated revenues of NT$40.190 billion (US$1.34 billion) for July, increasing 18.51% sequentially and 12.29%. January-July consolidated revenues rose 2.47% on year to NT$255.723 billion.

Compal, Wistron, Inventec July revenues down sequentially

Aug 11, 11:20

Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec saw July consolidated revenues slip 9.26%, 5.74% and 3.72% on month, respectively, according to the companies.

Foxconn July revenues hit 17-month low

Aug 11, 11:15

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision industry) on August 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$260.218 billion (US$8.66 billion) for July, the lowest monthly level since March 2013 and decreasing 17.91% on month and 13.33% on year.

Qisda sees increased July DMS revenues

Aug 8, 15:24

DMS (design and manufacturing service) provider Qisda has reported revenues of NT$8.928 billion (US$297 million) for July, rising 11.2% sequentially and 27.9% on year.

Synnex Technology July revenues up over 14%

Aug 8, 14:45

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on August 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$27.91 billion (US$929 million) for July, increasing 14.4% on month and 0.7% on year.

Acer to see 3Q14 shipments rise 25-30% sequentially; announces profits for 2Q14

Aug 8, 12:39

Acer, based on its order placements, is expected to see total shipments in the third quarter of 2014 increase 25-30%, higher than the growth of worldwide shipments according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Digitimes Research: Top-5 vendors, top-3 ODMs see sequential drops in July notebook shipments

Aug 8, 10:20

The five largest notebook vendors' combined shipments in July decreased 25% on month while the three largest ODMs' combined shipments also slipped 17%, according to Digitimes Research.

Global projector market grows 17% in volume in 2Q14, says Futuresource

Aug 7, 15:34

Global projector shipments grew 17% in volume on year in second-quarter 2014 to two million units and in value terms the market grew 9% to hit US$2.4 billion, according to Futuresource Consulting.

Samsung holds Smart School symposium in Taiwan

Aug 7, 13:57

Samsung Electronics on August 6 held a Smart Interactive Learning symposium to examine the implementation of Smart Schools, in Taiwan. As part of a global project, Samsung has set up 383 smart classrooms equipped with advanced digital interactive learning environments in 72 countries, according to...

Taiwan market: Optoma launches 4 DLP projectors

Aug 7, 10:45

Taiwan-based DLP projector vendor Optoma Technology has unveiled four home-use projectors, the HC51, HD36, HD26 and ultra-short-throw GT1080, for immediate launch in the Taiwan market.

Channel retailers kick off back-to-school promotions

Aug 6, 14:23

To satisfy back-to-school demand, channel retailers have been offering new promotions for notebooks, LCD TVs and PC accessories recently. The deals are expected to help notebook recover, according to sources from channel retailers.

China market: Over 5 million consumer tablets sold in 2Q14, says Analysys

Aug 6, 13:24

There were 5.5 million consumer tablets sold in the China market during the second quarter of 2014, increasing 9.4% on quarter and 53.8% on year, according to China-based Analysys International.

Lenovo to cooperate with Compal to launch US$199-249 Windows notebooks at end of 2014, say Taiwan makers

Aug 5, 22:03

Lenovo has talked about cooperation with Compal Electronics to launch Windows 8 notebooks for sale at US$199-249 during the year-end peak sales period, according to Taiwan-supply chain makers.

Notebook decline eases as tablet shipments level out, says Canalys

Aug 5, 12:32

PC shipments worldwide reached 123.9 million units in the second quarter of 2014, representing an on-year growth of 14%. But with effectively no sequential growth, it would appear that the positive effect that tablets have had on overall PC shipments is beginning to wear off. Apple continued to lead...

TCAS 2014: Lenovo sees strong sales

Aug 5, 12:22

Lenovo saw strong demand for its traditional notebooks, tablets and gaming notebooks during the Taipei Computer Application Show (TCAS) 2014, hosted from July 31 to August 4 and expects its sales from the show to have increased 30% compared to 2013.

Asustek, MSI to enter branded desktop market; may impact client sales

Aug 5, 11:52

Following Asustek Computer's increased investments in the branded desktop industry, Micro-Star International (MSI) also has started developing new own-brand traditional desktops, all-in-one PCs and gaming desktop products recently, according to sources from channel retailers, which are also concerned...

Quanta manufactures 60% of Acer tablets in 1H14

Aug 4, 22:15

The majority of Acer's tablet orders returned back into the hand of Quanta Computer, which landed 60% of Acer's orders in the first half of the year, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Quanta declined to comment about its orders, but said it will continue to focus on profits instead...

Xiaomi kicks off price war in wearable device market

Aug 4, 15:54

China-based Xiaomi has recently released a smart bracelet priced at CNY79 (US$12.79) and the price point is expected to affect other vendors' pricing for wearable devices they plan to release in the near future, according to some market watchers.

Samsung may see difficulty achieving expected 60 million tablet shipments for 2014

Aug 4, 15:12

Despite Samsung Electronics having been filling its tablet production lines and reducing the prices of its mainstream models, the Korea-based vendor is unlikely to be able to achieve shipments of 60 million tablets for 2014 as many market watchers forecast in early 2014, according to sources from the...

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...

Colorful to release gaming motherboards

Digitimes Research: Taiwan digital camera shipments in 2Q14 up 43.3% sequentially

Jul 30, 11:12

Ability Enterprise, Altek, Foxconn Electronics and Asia Optical together shipped 3.78 million digital cameras in the second quarter of 2014, hiking 43.3% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

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.

Taiwan market: Acer, Asustek see opportunities from enterprise PC replacement trend

Jul 28, 22:04

President of Acer Taiwan Tony Huang has recently pointed out that the company saw strong demand from large enterprises for replacing their existing PCs in the first half of the year in Taiwan, while Asustek Computer president Kevin Lin noted that the replacement trend triggered by the end of support...

Acer, Asustek see opportunities from enterprise replacement trend

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...

Jason Chen, Acer CEO

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...

Worldwide digital production color print market to see cumulative shipment value reach nearly US$25 billion over 2014-2018, says IDC

Jul 24, 11:52

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), the worldwide digital production color market continued its unabated growth of top-line shipment value in 2013. The industry achieved record shipment values of US$4.4 billion in 2013, fueled by growth in a range of technologies, from mid-production...

Global pay-TV market to generate US$280.4 billion in 2014, with 45% of subscribers watching HD content, says ABI Research

Jul 24, 11:49

The worldwide pay-TV market continued to grow in first-quarter 2014. According to ABI Research, the total pay-TV subscriber base is expected to surpass 936.4 million at the end of 2014, generating US$280.4 billion in service revenues.

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.

Vendors partner with Wintel to release US$199-249 notebooks for 2H14

Jul 23, 22:53

Intel, Microsoft and notebook brand vendors are preparing to push entry-level notebooks priced at US$199-249 in the second half, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

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.

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