Acer expects Europe operation to be affected by UK vote
Jun 24, 16:09
Acer CEO Jason Chen has pointed out that the UK's departure from the EU will weaken demand in the Europe market because of weakened consumer confidence and exchange rate fluctuations. However, how serious the impact may be remains to be seen, he said.
Acer achieves breakthroughs in non-PC businesses, says chairman
Jun 24, 15:59
Acer chairman George Huang has said the company's new business development is heading to the right direction and has achieved breakthroughs in areas including virtual reality (VR), medical care and robot. However, the company's transformation will still need some more time to be completed.
Getac expects strong 2H12
Jun 24, 12:20
Ruggedized PC player Getac Technology expects its second-quarter operating profit to grow on year, and it is optimistic about its performance in the second half of 2016 thanks to aggressive promotion for its software/hardware integrated solutions and services plus cooperation with DHL and growing demand...
Taiwan market: Sony unveils Ultra HD filming solutions
Jun 23, 15:39
Sony has launched a full series of Ultra HD professional filming and storage solutions in Taiwan. Since Sony is already the largest professional video camcorder vendor worldwide, the new Ultra HD product line is expected to further expand its market share.
Foxconn chairman expects channel retail business to grow strongly in 1 year
Jun 23, 15:06
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo has told investors that the company has already resumed its channel retail business, but he refused to provide details on the business' current status. However, he believes the business will achieve great results in many markets including...
Inventec enhancing marketing of cloud computing services in China
Jun 21, 17:36
Inventec has stepped into providing cloud computing services in Taiwan and China through integrating in-house-produced servers and other hardware with software developed by Taiwan- and China-based partners. Inventec is strengthening marketing in the China market via adding data centers and local software...
Himax provides Quad HD display driver IC for Tango-enabled AR smartphone
Jun 21, 11:12
Himax Technologies has announced its HX8396-A display driver IC has secured the design win in the world's first augmented reality (AR) smartphone, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The Phab 2 Pro is built on Google's Project Tango platform, a new technology that enables location-specific content for AR gaming and...
Wearable shipments to reach 213.6 million units worldwide in 2020, says IDC
Jun 17, 10:01
Worldwide shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach 101.9 million units by the end of 2016, representing 29% growth over 2015. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, the market for wearable devices will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.3%, culminating...
Wistron expects strong 2016, say executives
Jun 16, 16:05
Wistron chairman Simon Lin is optimistic the company's 2016 operations will improve significantly and its revenue ratio for the first and second halves of 2016 will reach 45:55, changing from 50:50 in 2015 because of seasonality and strong revenue contribution from the smartphone and server business...
Lenovo Taiwan eyes growth in PC and server businesses
Jun 16, 14:40
Lenovo is aiming to increase its PC sales in Taiwan by 10% on year in 2016 and is also looking to raise its share in Taiwan's server market by 10pp, according to Lenovo Taiwan's general manager Ted Chen. Sources from channel retailers believe Lenovo is likely to begin price competition in order to...
Dell sees rising share in notebook market
Jun 16, 14:02
In addition to the enterprise notebook sector, Dell has also been successfully expanding its presence in the consumer notebook sector recently and has seen increased market share in North America and emerging markets such as Brazil, India and China.
Asustek enhances gaming notebook marketing
Jun 16, 10:26
Asustek Computer, viewing that gaming notebooks have become a main source of consolidated operating profit, has recently strengthened marketing strategies for the second half through adopting Nvidia Pascal-architecture GPUs including GeForce GTX 1080/1070/1060 to hike hardware specifications as well...
Clevo to sell properties in China
Jun 15, 15:52
Clevo will sell office space and residential units of its IT and consumer electronics retail chain Buynow in China and is poised to float REIT (real estate investment trust) certificates in Taiwan for commercial real estate in China including Buynow stores, department stores and hotels, according to...
Global PC shipments to decline 7.3% in 2016, says IDC
Newswatch - Jun 15, 13:41
Worldwide PC shipments (excluding handhelds, tablets and portable PCs with detachable keyboards) are forecast to decline 7.3% on year to 255.6 million units in 2016, according to an updated forecast from IDC.
Asustek cuts 2Q16 revenue guidance due to weak smartphone demand
Jun 14, 14:11
Because of weaker than expected demand in the Asia Pacific market, the smartphone industry is entering a new era of competition and smartphone ASPs are dropping. Asustek Computer has announced it will reduce its revenue target for the second quarter, down from NT$95-100 billion (US$2.93-3.09 billion)...
HTC launches new mid-range smartphone, ties up with Bethesda Softworks
Jun 14, 13:56
HTC has unveiled a new mid-range smartphone, the HTC One S9, which will be available at its exclusive shops in the Taiwan market on June 17 priced at NT$9,990 (US$309) unlocked. The device will be also available at the counters of the top-five telecom operators starting July 1 under package deals.
Asustek Computer reports revenues for May 2016
Stockwatch - Jun 13, 21:51
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$31.86 billion (US$983.09 million) for May 2016, representing a 9.45% increase on month, but 5.43% drop on year.
Shuttle to see strong revenue contribution from non-notebook businesses in 2016
Jun 13, 21:13
Shuttle, in addition to its existing PC OEM business, XPC barebone and mini PC products, has also been pushing its smart application software business in the past few years and has recently received orders for its next-generation digital signage and medical care products, which are expected to contribute...
PC market stability remains elusive as markets continue to struggle, says IDC
Jun 13, 16:06
Worldwide PC shipments are forecast to decline by 7.3% on year in 2016 according to an updated forecast from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The outlook continues to call for progressively smaller declines through 2017 followed by stable volume in 2018. However, growth in 2016 is now expected...
Asustek sees stable performance in Brazil
Jun 8, 16:32
Asustek Computer CEO Jerry Shen has pointed out that the company is rather cautious about its operations Brazil, which has see high inflation, increasing unemployment and weakening consumption for the past few years.
ECS revenues decline in May
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:05
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.99 billion (US$61.67 million) for May 2016, representing a 6.92% drop on month and 62.32% drop on year.
Acer enjoys on-month growth in May revenues
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:04
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.33 billion (US$537.08 million) for May 2016, representing a 23.31% increase on month and 1.89% drop on year.
Coretronic May revenues down up on month, down on year
Jun 8, 10:04
Backlight unit (BLU) and DLP projector maker Coretronic on June 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.531 billion (US$139 million) for May, rising 7.24% on month but falling 20.28% on year, and NT$22.653 billion for January-May, slipping 16.05% on year.
Pegatron lays claims to VR backpack idea
Jun 7, 15:46
Pegatron Technology has claimed it started developing virtual reality (VR) backpacks much earlier than its competitors Micro-Star International (MSI) and Zotac, both of which showcased their VR backpacks at Computex 2016.
Synnex sees increased May revenues
Jun 7, 12:19
IT and consumer electronics distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$27.38 billion (US$840 million) for May, increasing 3.5% on month and 25.0% on year.
Acer robot Jibo to ship in October
Jun 6, 10:40
Acer's Jibo robot project led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab will start shipping in October. The robot was originally planned for mass production in the first half of 2016, but the schedule has been changed to allow for improvements on the robot. The selling price of the robot...
Pegatron to announce non-notebook products on June 7
Jun 3, 16:20
Pegatron Technology will host a press conference on June 7 to announce its entry into the virtual reality, smart home, pre-school education and drone markets and will demonstrate its latest R&D progress on these products.
Acer to provide hardware for IMAX VR theaters, says CEO
Jun 3, 14:50
IMAX will set up six virtual reality (VR) theaters around the world and will partner with Sweden-based games developer Starbreeze. Acer will provide VR headsets, high-end PCs for under the seats, servers and other types of hardware for the theaters through establishing a joint venture with Starbreeze,...
Worldwide smartphone growth to slow to 3.1% in 2016, says IDC
Jun 3, 14:41
Smartphone shipments are expected to grow 3.1% in 2016, which is a substantial slowdown from the 10.5% growth in 2015 and 27.8% in 2014, according to IDC. The forecast is 2.6pp lower than IDC's previous forecast for 2016 on the basis of the continued slowdown in mature markets and China.
Asustek expected to focus on development of IoT, robots, AR/VR
Jun 3, 12:36
Asustek Computer is expected to shift its development focus to Internet of Things (IoT), robot and virtual /argument reality (VR/AR) products, seeing the motherboard/graphics card and notebook markets continuing to suffer from weakening demand.
Nintendo NX mass production postpones to early 2017
Jun 2, 10:44
Nintendo's next-generation game console, the Nintendo NX is scheduled to enter mass production in early 2017, delaying about half a year from the company's original mass production plan in the mid-2016. Sources from the related upstream supply chain pointed out that the delay was because Nintendo wished...
HTC to spin off VR business in 3Q16, says paper
Newswatch - Jun 1, 13:10
HTC is expected to spin off its virtual reality (VR) business in the third quarter of 2016 at the earliest, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report, citing company chairperson Cher Wang.
Insyde intros flagship UEFI BIOS
Jun 1, 12:05
Insyde Software has announced that its flagship UEFI product, InsydeH2O, is now ready for system and device manufacturers to test the Windows 10 Anniversary Update targeted to be released this summer by Microsoft.
Everyone wants in on virtual reality opportunity
Jun 1, 11:04
If the IT industry has not quite entered the era of virtual reality (VR), most key players at Computex Taipei 2016 are trying to expedite the process. Major technology launches on the first day of Asia's largest tradeshow touched on how VR will be enabled in the upcoming years. ARM staked out the mobile...