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  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan ships over 269 million small- to medium-size panels in 2Q16

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  • ET Solar, Xian LONGi set up joint venture for overseas PV module marketing

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  • Taiwan to allocate frequency bands for IoT based on flexibility, says MOTC head

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  • Taiwan market: Epson to promote digital sewing pattern printing

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  • Taiwan should strive to develop innovative IoT applications, says Google executive

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  • Foxlink developing service-oriented robotic arms and robots

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  • Hangzhou factories concerned about impact of air pollution controls during G20 Summit

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  • E-sports expected to push demand for gaming notebooks, desktops in 2H16

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  • State Power Investment procures 2.75GWp of PV modules

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  • Pegatron chairman lauds SoftBank chairman for acquiring ARM

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  • Global OLED panel shipments in 2016 to reach 36.69 million units, says IHS

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  • Pegatron automates factory in Shanghai, says chairman

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  • Digitimes Research: Launch of Android-based Pepper to ramp up market size

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Rebound in notebooks in Western Europe boosted PC shipments in EMEA in 2Q16, says IDC

Jul 25, 16:07

PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) performed above expectations, reaching 16.1 million units in the second quarter of 2016 - a 4.7% on-year decrease, according to IDC. Looking at regions, Western Europe stabilized at negative 0.8%, while Central and Eastern Europe and Middle...

Sharp to roll out new smartphone utilizing MediaTek 10-core chip, says report

Newswatch - Jul 22, 11:52

Sharp is reportedly engaged in the development of a new smartphone utilizing MediaTek's 10-core Helio X20 chip (dubbed MT6797).

Asustek to raise UK PC prices by 9% in October

Jul 21, 12:22

With the depreciation of the British pound because of the Brexit vote, Asustek has decided to raise prices in the UK by 9% in October, while Acer still has not yet reached a final decision. Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell both recently announced they will increase PC prices in the UK by 9-10%.

Digitimes Research: Technology remains key to MediaTek growth

Jul 20, 21:04

MediaTek should remain focused on enhancing its technology to better compete against rivals including Qualcomm, Spreadtrum and HiSilicon, and to explore new growth opportunities outside the China market, according to Digitimes Research.

Chip shipments for VR devices to boom

Jul 20, 12:28

Chip shipments for VR (virtual reality) devices are expected to surge during the year-end shopping season in Europe and the US, according to industry sources.

Xiaomi to announce two new notebooks at the end of July; manufactured by different ODMs

Jul 19, 12:18

China-based Xiaomi is planning to announce two new notebooks on July 27 with the 12.5-inch model manufactured by Inventec and having already entered into mass shipments. The 13-inch model will be handled by Wistron and the device's component supply is currently under evaluation and should begin mass...

Handset LED market to decline, says IHS

Jul 18, 22:14

The market for LEDs used in mobile phones – including backlighting behind the display, keypad illumination and camera flash - will decline at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.6% from 2015 to 2021, according to IHS. Increased penetration of organic LEDs (OLED) is a primary reason for...

Clevo sees sales down slightly in June, looks to strong 2H16

Newswatch - Jul 15, 10:56

Clevo has reported revenues of NT$1.26 billion (US$39.37 million) for June, down 22% on month and 1.6% on year. Second-quarter revenues reached NT$4.32 billion, down 9.2% but up 5.8% on year.

Garmin enters Taiwan micropayment market

Jul 14, 11:52

Garmin has cooperated with Taiwan-based micropayment firm iPass to launch wearable devices that are able to measure heart rates and support micropayments.

Worldwide PC shipments decline 5.2% in 2Q16, says Gartner

Jul 13, 16:09

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 64.3 million units in the second quarter of 2016, a 5.2% decline from the second quarter of 2015, according to preliminary results by Gartner. This was the seventh consecutive quarter of PC shipment declines, but Gartner analysts said the market is showing some signs...

Asustek unveils new products for 2H16

Jul 13, 11:39

Asustek Computer has unveiled a number of new products for the second half of 2016, including ZenFone 3 family products, Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1, and ZenPad 3S 10 tablet.

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih presiding the new product event

Acer, Asustek see stable operations in Venezuela, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 12, 16:12

Commenting on Elitegroup Computer Systems' (ECS) uncollected payments from the government in Venezuela for its Classmate PCs and Education Tablets, Acer and Asustek both say they have not had similar issues in the country, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...

Notebook ODMs look to shipment growths in 2H16

Jul 12, 12:00

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have announced their June shipments with Quanta shipping four million notebooks, up 300,000 units from a month ago.

Asustek sees growth in June revenues; conservative about 3Q16

Jul 12, 11:14

Asustek Computer saw its June consolidated revenues grow 33% on month and 2% on year to reach NT$42.39 billion (US$1.32 billion), but its revenues in the second quarter were down 14.64% sequentially and 5% on year to reach only NT$93.94 billion.

ECS to declare US$90 million in bad debt in 2Q16 due to orders from Venezuela

Jul 11, 21:58

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) was awarded a bidding project on classmate PC and education tablets by the government of Venezuela for over two million units at a total amount over US$400 million in the second half of 2014. The company completed shipping all the committed volumes by end of 2015....

US enterprise sector to see PC replacement trend in 2H16

Jul 11, 10:59

With the US Department of Defense deciding to upgrade four million units of their equipment to Windows 10 due to better security, sources from PC players expect the move to prompt other US government departments to follow suit, triggering a replacement trend in the enterprise PC sector.

Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2016

Jul 9, 17:48

Taiwan makers produced over 90% of the notebooks worldwide in 2008. The top-five notebook makers – Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron, Inventec and Asustek Computer – contributed 88% of the shipments from Taiwan.

Worldwide IT spending forecast to be flat in 2016, says Gartner

Jul 8, 10:21

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to be flat in 2016, totaling US$3.41 trillion, according to Gartner. This is up from last quarter's forecast of negative 0.5% growth. The change in the forecast is mainly due to currency fluctuations.

Acer expects no exchange losses in 2Q16 despite dropping EUR and GBP

Jul 7, 13:52

Commenting on a market rumor that PC brand vendors are planning to raise their PC prices in Europe in response to recent fierce depreciation in the euro and British pound, Acer chairman George Huang said that the company currently does not have plans to adjust its product prices and is unlikely to...

George Huang, Acer chairman

Taiwan market: Acer launches new notebook, to boost share to 24% in 4Q16

Jun 30, 14:08

Acer has unveiled its new notebook, the Aspire S13, for sale in the Taiwan market in the second half of 2016. The Aspire S13 features a 13.3-inch display, an Intel Core i5 or i7 CPU and supports USBType-C, 802.11ac MU-MIMO technologies and with a built-in precision touchpad, supporting Windows 10's...

Acer Aspire S13 notebook

Philippines PC market hits record-high shipment levels in 1Q16, says IDC

Jun 29, 15:55

The performance of the Philippines PC market in the first quarter of 2016 exceeded expectations, posting the highest shipment levels since the third quarter of 2014. According to IDC data, PC shipments reached 518,645 units, growing 7% on year. Such robust growth reinforces the Philippines PC market's...

India PC shipments declined 7.4% in 1Q16, says Gartner

Jun 29, 15:52

PC shipments in India totaled nearly two million units in the first quarter of 2016, a 7.4% decrease over the first quarter of 2015, according to Gartner.

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.

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...

Digitimes Research: Tablet AP shipments in China to decrease 2.9% in 2016

Jun 22, 21:21

China's tablet-use application processor (AP) shipments are expected to decrease 2.9% in 2016 as a result of poor tablet sales, according to Digitimes Research.

IC suppliers landing short lead-time orders for Type-C solutions

Jun 21, 22:11

Taiwan-based IC suppliers have been receiving more short lead-time orders for USB Type-C solutions from notebook vendors and ODMs recently, indicating that the Type-C interface is likely to become mainstream in products in the second half of 2016, according to industry sources.

PC shipments to rise 20% in 3Q16, say analog IC firms

Jun 21, 14:31

Judging from the current order visibility, Taiwan's analog IC suppliers have predicted PC shipments for the third quarter will likely increase 20% on quarter.

Without new thinking, Taiwan IT industry will have no road to go, says Stan Shih

Jun 20, 21:26

Acer founder Stan Shih, commenting on Taiwan's IT industry, pointed out that the industry used to rely heavily on strategy of pushing volume, but earning thin profits and this relatively limited the space for the industry's development. With China's supply chain almost catching up, how to relocate...

Stan Shih, Acer founder

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...

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...

Ted Chen, general manager of Lenovo Taiwan

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.

Apple stepping up procurement for new Apple Watch

Jun 15, 10:51

Apple has stepped up procurement of chips and components for the second-generation Apple Watch which is expected to debut later in 2016, according to sources from the supply chain.

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...

China holds 8 spots among top-12 smartphone vendors, says IC Insights

Jun 13, 21:10

Eight of the world's top-12 smartphone companies during the first quarter of 2016 are China-based including Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi, Vivo, ZTE, Lenovo, TCL and Meizu, according to IC Insights.

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.

Digitimes Research: Tablet AP shipments in China to rise 6% in 2Q16

Jun 8, 13:59

China's tablet-use application processor (AP) shipments will increase 6% sequentially to 20.4 million units in the second quarter of 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

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.

MediaTek stepping up development for auto electronics, VR

Jun 3, 10:11

MediaTek's R&D teams have started to work with Europe-based car vendors and worldwide handset firms on the development of the company's product lines targeted at automotive electronics and virtual reality (VR) applications, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Global OEM AIO PC market to undergo drastic change in 2016

Jun 2, 14:39

The landscape of the global OEM AIO (all-in-one) PC market will undergo a dramatic change in 2016 as number-two maker TPV-Inventa Technology begins making its gradual exit from the segment, according to Digitimes Research.

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...

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The gaming notebook competition: Q&A with Jone Chang from Gigabyte notebook department

Jun 1, 09:52

Gaming notebooks have become the main focus of Gigabyte Technology's notebook department and despite increasing competition from first-tier brand vendors since 2015, the company is not concerned about demand for its products. Gigabyte has been in the gaming market for 30 years and its long-developed...

Jone Chang, Product Division Director of Gigabyte notebook department

Computex looks to take on new identity

May 31, 08:51

This year's Computex Taipei 2016 will mark a turning point for Asia's biggest tradeshow, as Taiwan begins asserting itself as being not only the center of the global ICT supply chain but also as a key partner for building the global technology ecosystem and driving innovation. This new positioning...

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Powering the cloud: Intel embraces new identity

May 30, 22:09

The next wave of computing is now beginning to define the IT industry, where the boundaries of computing are expanding as billions of smart and connected devices, new data-rich services and cloud apps fueled by the Internet of Things (IoT) increasingly bring new experiences to our lives. Aligning itself...

Intel VP and Taiwan country manager Jason Chen

MediaTek intros Pump Express 3.0 fast charging technology

May 30, 21:30

MediaTek has developed Pump Express 3.0 to charge a smartphone battery from zero to 70% in just 20 minutes. That's almost twice as fast as competing solutions currently on the market and five times faster than conventional charging, the company claimed.

Tablet supply chain turning to other markets

May 30, 15:57

With demand for tablets gradually weakening, upstream panel suppliers such as China-based DPT that used to rely on tablets for growth, have started turning to look for opportunities elsewhere and some have entered the car-use electronics market.

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