China market buoying iPhone shipments
Mar 24, 20:58
Sales of Apple's iPhone 6 have been strong particularly in China driving growth in the smartphone's shipments, according to sources at upstream suppliers.
Qualcomm vying for chip orders from Samsung
Mar 23, 23:26
Qualcomm, which is believed to have lost processor orders for the Galaxy S6 series smartphones from Samsung Electronics, is vying for orders for the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, according to industry sources.
Supply chain has weak order visibility for 3Q15 despite Windows 10 launch
Mar 23, 15:32
With Intel having recently lowered its revenue forecast for the first quarter, sources from the upstream supply chain have pointed out that channel demand remains weak and order visibility until the third quarter is still unclear. Despite the fact that Microsoft is planning to release Windows 10 in...
Asustek recruiting new blood for emerging businesses
Mar 19, 13:32
Asustek Computer is planning to hire 1,000 new employees in 2015 starting March as the company has been aggressively expanding its emerging businesses such as Internet of things (IoT) and wearable devices. Asustek currently has about 10,000 employees worldwide.
VAIO expected to become strong competitor to Sony in smartphone industry
Mar 16, 22:18
Japan-based notebook brand vendor VAIO, originally Sony's notebook department that was later sold to investment firm Japan Industrial Partners (JIP), has recently launched a VAIO branded smartphone and is expected to become a strong competitors of Sony's Xperia smartphones, according to sources from...
PC long-term outlook improves slightly, says IDC
Mar 13, 16:38
Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by 4.9% in 2015, a drop from the previous forecast of 3.3%, while growth projections for 2016 and 2017 were raised slightly, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Fourth-quarter-2014 results were 1.7% ahead of forecast, but economic and product...
Quanta sees revenues drop in February
Stockwatch - Mar 11, 15:10
Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$55.015 billion (US$1.74 billion) for February 2015, representing a 21.55% drop on month and 20.64% drop on year.
Acer revenues fall in February
Stockwatch - Mar 11, 14:43
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.644 billion (US$652.82 million) for February 2015, representing a 9.09% drop on month and 15.64% drop on year.
Apple unveils new ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook
Mar 10, 12:19
Apple has unveiled a new MacBook product line with every component having been redesigned to create a Mac that weighs two pounds and is 13.1mm thin, according to the vendor. The new MacBook features a 12-inch Retina display, a full-size keyboard, the new Force Touch trackpad, a USB-C port for data...
ASE grabs SiP module orders for iPhone 6S and 7, says report
Stockwatch - Mar 9, 21:50
A recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report quoted sources from Apple's supply chain as saying that Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has obtained assembly orders for SiP (system-in-package) modules used in the iPhone 6S and 7 devices, which are slated for launch at the...
Notebook ODMs see on-month revenue decline in February
Mar 9, 21:33
Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have announced their revenues for February, all dropping from a month ago. Wistron's February revenues had the least on-month decline among the three.
Taiwan market: Alienware returns
Mar 9, 11:46
Dell has launched its new Alienware gaming notebooks in Taiwan with a top-end 17-inch model priced as high as NT$127,900 (US$4,074). Dell Taiwan president Terence Liao pointed out that Dell sees great potential in Taiwan's niche PC market segments.
Haier entering tablet OEM business
Mar 2, 22:57
China-based Haier is exhibiting several own-brand LTE-based tablets at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 and the company will also step into the tablet OEM business to start landing orders for LTE tablet manufacturing.
Wistron optimistic about business prospects for 2015
Feb 12, 14:33
Notebook ODM Wistron is optimistic about the business prospects for 2015 as a steady economic recovery in the US will help offset a growth slowdown in China, according to company chairman Simon Lin.
Pegatron sales buoyed by iPhone 6 shipments
Feb 12, 11:24
Pegatron Technology saw its January revenues grow 3.28% sequentially and 28.98% on year to NT$118.05 billion (US$3.75 billion) mainly thanks to orders for the iPhone 6.
Notebook ODMs see declines in January revenues
Feb 10, 12:07
Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec saw their revenues drop by double-digit percentages on month in January, with their sales likely to continue to decline in February before rebounding in March, according to industry sources.
Asustek sees decline in January revenues
Feb 9, 21:48
Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$34.97 billion (US$1.1 billion) for January, down 17.6% on month and 0.34% on year. The company pointed out that the results are expected since demand from China still has not yet recovered, while shipments to the US and Western Europe have...
Apple PC shipments to grow 10-15% in 2015, say Taiwan makers
Feb 4, 11:55
Apple's PC shipment performance will beat the industry's average in 2015 as it did in 2014, and total shipments of its Mac-series notebooks and desktops are likely to grow 10-15% on year to 20-23 million units in 2015, from 19.59 million units shipped a year earlier, according to Taiwan-based supply...
Acer online ticket services deserve praise, says founder
Jan 29, 15:00
Acer's recently handling of online ticket sales for concerts by Taiwan-based singer Jody Chiang through its cloud system was a success despite some quarrels during the process, according to Acer's founder Stan Shih.
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments grow 16.9% sequentially in 4Q14
Jan 29, 11:04
Although white-box tablet shipments declined in the fourth quarter of 2014, global overall tablet shipments in the quarter still grew sequentiallyby 16.9% to reach 74.77 million units thanks to Apple and non-Apple first-tier vendors' strong performances, according to Digitimes Research's latest report...
Global 3Q14 smartphone and tablet chip markets rise, says Strategy Analytics
Jan 26, 23:22
The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market grew 16% on year to US$5.6 billion in the third quarter of 2014, according to Strategy Analytics. Qualcomm maintained its market lead with 51% revenue share, followed by Apple with 19% revenue share and MediaTek with 15% revenue share.
Notebook vendors eye 12-inch notebooks
Jan 26, 22:25
Many notebook brand vendors are planning to release 12-inch notebooks for 2015 and expect the 12-inch product segment to enjoy the fastest growth for the year, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
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.
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,...
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.