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PC market outlook improves mildly with faster shift to slim and convertible models, says IDC

Dec 2, 16:06

Worldwide PC shipments are forecast to decline by 6.4% on year in 2016, according to an updated forecast from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. This is an improvement over August's projection for a decline of 7.2% in 2016. While IDC's outlook for 2017 remains at negative 2.1% on-year growth,...

India tablet shipments to grow 7.8% sequentially in 3Q16, says IDC

Nov 25, 15:40

According to IDC, tablet shipments in India inclusive of slate and detachables clocked 1.06 million in the third quarter of 2016, remaining stagnant over the same period last year. However, total tablet shipments grew 7.8% in the third quarter of 2016 over the second quarter of 2016 as vendors prepared...

Apple to add 10.5-inch models to iPad series in 2017, say Taiwan makers

Nov 24, 10:51

Apple, in addition to existing 7.9-inch iPad mini, 9.7-inch iPad and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, will launch 10.5-inch iPad in 2017, with production to begin in December, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Gigabyte partners with Blizzard to launch customizable PCs in South Korea

Nov 21, 22:53

Gigabyte Technology is cooperating with game developer Blizzard Entertainment to release customizable gaming PCs under both Blizzard's Overwatch and Gigabyte's Aorus dual-brands and the company is also looking to secure its leadership in South Korea's motherboard and graphics card market with the PC...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments up on year after two years of decline

Nov 21, 22:50

Worldwide notebook shipments are estimated to reach 41.65 million units in the fourth quarter, up 6.4% sequentially as demand from the year-end holidays is expected to pick up strongly, while Apple's fourth-generation MacBook Pro products have entered mass production, helping related upstream supply...

Booming notebook orders to last until 1Q17, say Taiwan makers

Nov 21, 11:09

Shipments of notebooks from Taiwan-based ODMs will remain strong in the first quarter of 2017 as some brand vendors have been pulling in more orders on short supply of some key components, including display panels, memory products and graphics cards, according to sources from supply chain makers.

Huawei to ramp up its share in global smartphone, notebook and tablet markets in 2017

Nov 21, 11:06

China-based Huawei Technologies is expected to step up its cooperation with Taiwan-based ODMs to ramp up its share in the global smartphone, notebook and tablet markets, according to sources from Taiwan's IT products supply chain.

Inventec expects 2017 hand-held device shipments to grow 17.2-20.7%

Nov 15, 15:44

Invenetec expects its subsidiary Invenetc Appliances to ship 68-70 million hand-held mobile devices in 2017, growing 17.2-20.7% on year, the parent company said at a November 14 investors conference.

Wistron reports decreased earnings for 3Q16

Nov 14, 10:04

Wistron has reported net profits of NT$512 million (US$16.08 million) for the third quarter of 2016, down 16.97% on quarter and 22% from a year earlier. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.21.

Asustek reports strong earnings for 3Q16

Nov 14, 09:55

Asustek Computer has reported net profits of NT$5.979 billion (US$187.75 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 45% on quarter and 42% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$8 for the quarter, compared to NT$5.6 a quarter earlier and NT$5.7 a year earlier.

Asustek CEO Jerry Shen

ECS sees profits in 3Q16

Nov 10, 14:51

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced its third-quarter consolidated revenues of NT$8.27 billion (US$262.82 million), up 22.36% on quarter, but down 39.42% on year with net profits reaching NT$443 million, down 5.94%. EPS reached NT$0.80.

Panel shortages expected to hurt notebook demand in 1H17, says Compal president

Nov 10, 14:47

LCD TV panel shortages are prompting panel makers to shift their capacity and the issue has caused notebook panels to see tight supply, according to Compal Electronics president Ray Chen, while notebook panel demand will remain strong in the first half of 2017. Vendors are likely to raise their notebook...

Asustek October revenues decline

Nov 10, 10:46

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$38.3 billion (US$1.22 billion) for October, down 14.2% on month and 7.5% on year. Combined consolidated revenues for the first 10 months in 2016 were down 0.6% on year to reach NT$378.71 billion.

Gigabyte sees revenues drop in October

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 10:42

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.05 billion (US$128.15 million) for October 2016, representing a 22.85% drop on month and 3.54% drop on year.

Amazon sees increasing tablet demand in 4Q16

Nov 8, 15:05

Amazon's inexpensive tablets continue to enjoy strong demand in the fourth quarter and should boost related supply chain players' performances. Taiwan-based small-to-medium-size panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and China-based OEM Huaqin are both expected to see strong orders from Amazon in...

Apple placing aggressive orders with suppliers for new MacBook Pros for 4Q16

Nov 7, 20:50

Apple has been placing orders for new MacBook Pros recently and the strong shipments are expected to last until the end of 2016, since Apple is optimistic about the sales in the fourth quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, who added that MacBook shipments in 2017 are also expected...

Acer eyes China education market with BYOC applications; and tablets for seniors

Nov 2, 11:59

Commenting on Acer's Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business, the business's general manager Maverick Shih pointed out that its CloudProfessor will be expanded to education units in Shanghai, Wuhan and Beijing, China via its subsidiary in Chongqing, China, while its GrandPad tablet device, which is designed...

India market: Xiaomi and Lenovo smartphone shipments climb, says Canalys

Nov 2, 11:52

India's smartphone market grew by over 20% on year in the third quarter of 2016 with shipments breaking the 30 million mark, according to Canalys. Samsung's shipments grew in line with the market, meaning it continued to lead with a share of just over 20%. Shipments from local players Micromax, Intex...

Microsoft introduces Surface Studio, Windows 10 Creators Update

Newswatch - Oct 28, 16:01

Microsoft has unveiled a series of new products, including Surface Studio, Surface Dial and a more powerful Surface Book and plans to launch the Windows 10 Creators Update in early 2017 to enable anyone to create, share and experience in 3D and mixed reality.

Acer pushing new projects, says CEO

Oct 27, 12:00

Acer has started several new initiatives and will make announcements about these projects in the next couple of weeks, company CEO Jason Chen revealed at a recent press event.

Acer CEO Jason Chen

Apple announces fiscal 4Q16 results

Newswatch - Oct 26, 11:20

Apple has announced quarterly revenues of US$46.9 billion and net income of US$9 billion, or US$1.67 per diluted share, for its fiscal fourth-quarter ended September 24, 2016. These results compare to revenues of US$51.5 billion and net income of US$11.1 billion, or US$1.96 per diluted share, in the...

EMEA PC market stabilized in 3Q16 thanks to strong commercial notebook shipments in Western Europe, says IDC

Oct 24, 22:23

PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) performed above expectations, reaching 17.9 million units and posting a 3.3% on-year decrease in the third quarter of 2016, according to IDC. Notebook shipments increased by 0.7%, supported by interest in new thin and light solutions from Western...

Digitimes Research: Worldwide notebook shipments grow sequentially in 3Q16

Oct 20, 12:32

Worldwide notebook shipments (not including 2-in-1 devices) increased 8.6% sequentially in the third quarter thanks to growing demand from the enterprise sector, vendors preparing for the year-end holidays, and increasing Chromebook shipments. The third-quarter shipments were down 4.1% on year.

Digitimes Research: Worldwide notebook shipments to drop 7.2% in 2016

Oct 18, 14:57

Worldwide notebook shipments are expected to drop 7.2% on year to reach less than 150 million units in 2016 because Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade program caused many consumers to postpone their new PC purchasing plans, while Apple's late releases of its new MacBooks will be another reason for...

Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2016

Oct 13, 17:30

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.

PC shipments reach nearly 68 million units in 3Q16, says IDC

Oct 12, 16:03

Worldwide PC shipments totaled nearly 68 million units in the third quarter of 2016, an on-year decline of 3.9%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Shipment volume continued to decline, but the results were about 3.2% ahead of projections.

Acer reports on-month growth for September revenues

Stockwatch - Oct 11, 16:20

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.53 billion (US$713.18 million) for September 2016, representing a 18.75% increase on month and 23.48% drop on year.

Pegatron to make Microsoft new Surface PC products, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 11, 15:32

Microsoft is expected to announce its next-generation Surface Pro series 2-in-1 and notebook products including the Surface Pro 5, Surface Book 2 and new Surface-brand desktops (likely all-in-one PCs) and tmost of them are expected to be made by Pegatron Technology, according to a Chinese-language...

Huawei diversifying fingerprint sensor supply sources

Oct 6, 14:08

China-based Huawei Devices has diversified its fingerprint sensor suppliers to include Goodix Technology and Silead, according to industry sources.

Getac sees revenues hit record high in September

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 10:25

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.104 billion (US$67 million) for September, increasing 18.22% on month and 34.89% on year. September revenues were the company's highest monthly figures.

Lenovo raises notebook inventory level to 5 months eying year-end holiday sales

Oct 4, 15:42

Lenovo has reportedly increased its notebook inventory level to five months recently to prepare for its promotions for the year-end holidays and several market watchers believe Lenovo's move could lead to fierce price competition and affect notebook vendors' profitability in the fourth quarter.

Oculus reportedly in talks with MSI for VR cooperation

Sep 22, 12:14

Oculus reportedly is also interested in virtual reality (VR) backpack PC products developed by Micro-Star International (MSI), and the two companies are currently in talks for cooperation, according to industry sources.

China market: Asustek launches ZenFone 3, notebooks and 2-in-1s

Sep 21, 16:09

Asustek Computer announced its new notebooks and smartphones including ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 Ultra, ZenBook 3, Transformer 3 and Transformer 3 Pro in China on September 20.

Acer to release VR backpack for 2017, targeting B2B market

Sep 21, 11:48

Acer is planning to launch a virtual reality (VR) backpack for 2017, but instead of the consumer sector, the product will mainly focus on the business to business (B2B) market. The product will sell with the StarVR head-worn VR device, which Acer has partnered with Sweden-based game developer Starbreeze...

Jerry Kao,IT products business division general manager at Acer

Worldwide smartwatch market to swell to 50 million units in 2020, says IDC

Sep 20, 00:47

A year after the launch of the Apple Watch established a new benchmark for the worldwide smartwatch market, new smartwatch shipments are expected to see only modest growth for the rest of 2016 due to late-in-the-year and iterative product releases. According to a new forecast from the IDC Worldwide...

Sprint intros MediaTek-powered smartphone

Sep 19, 14:36

Sprint has introduced the LG X Power, which features the MediaTek Helio P10-series chipset. The device is the first MediaTek-powered smartphone available from Sprint breaking new ground for MediaTek in the US market.

Quanta, Compal see increased notebook shipments in August

Newswatch - Sep 13, 14:59

Notebook ODMs Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics saw increased notebook shipments in August with Quanta's volume rising 800,000 units on month to reach four million units and Compal increasing 600,000 units to reach three million, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...

Acer Taiwan general manager appointment raises concern among IT vendors

Sep 12, 16:01

Acer has appointed Lin Chia-chang, general manager of its subsidiary Weblink International, as general manager of Acer Taiwan and Lin will also continue to head Weblink. However, several IT brand vendors that outsource their product distribution in Taiwan to Weblink are concerned that his double role...

Quanta revenues up slightly on month in August

Stockwatch - Sep 12, 11:10

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$72.929 billion (US$2.313 billion) for August, up 1.04% on month but down 19.79% on year.

Acer sees August revenues drop on year

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:45

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.974 billion (US$604.33 million) for August 2016, representing a 10.96% increase on month and 9.64% drop on year.

Apple introduces Apple Watch Series 2

Sep 8, 12:13

Apple has introduced the Apple Watch series 2, packed with fitness and health capabilities including a water resistance 50 meter rating for swimming, and built-in GPS so users can now run without an iPhone. The Apple Watch Series 2 also features a brighter display and a dual-core processor. Combined...

Apple Watch series 2 smartwatches

Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset makers to post decreased shipments in 4Q16

Sep 7, 12:13

Shipments of handsets, mostly smartphone models, by Taiwan-based handset makers are expected to peak at 14.49 million units in the third quarter of 2016 before sliding to 13.47 million units in the fourth quarter, according to an estimate of Digitimes Research.íC

Acer Asia Pacific eyes enterprise business opportunity

Sep 5, 22:06

Acer Asia Pacific is gradually shifting its business focus from the consumer sector to the enterprise and currently, enterprise-related businesses contribute 40% to Acer Asia Pacific's revenues and the company is aiming to increase the percentage to 50% since the enterprise sector is more stable and...

IFA 2016: Acer unveils VR devices and new notebooks

Sep 1, 12:33

Acer has unveiled a number of new products, including ultrathin notebooks, Chromebooks, VR devices, 2-in-1 models, tablets and smartphones, at a product presentation prior to the opening of IFA 2016.

Acer new gaming notebook the Predator 21X

IFA 2016: Asustek launches new mobile devices

Sep 1, 12:16

Asustek Computer unveiled its latest innovations at the pre-show conference before IFA 2016 including its ZenWatch 3 smartwatch, new 2-in-1 devices and gaming notebooks.

Asustek ZenWatch 3 smartwatch

Acer, Asustek to release 18-inch and larger gaming notebooks

Aug 30, 11:18

Asustek Computer and Acer are planning to launch gaming notebooks with 18-inch and above displays. Asustek is currently developing an 18-inch gaming notebook, while Acer is looking to release a 21-inch model. Since these notebooks are expected to feature weight and size much larger than regular gaming...

SSD adoption in notebooks to top 50% in 2018, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 30, 11:09

DRAMeXchange has maintained its estimate given earlier in 2016 that the adoption of SSDs in notebooks would exceed 30% in 2016. The proportion is forecast to reach 56% in 2018, according to the research firm.

Vendors to shift away more orders from BYD

Aug 30, 11:07

Asustek Computer and Huawei are expected to shift more of their existing orders for notebooks and smartphones away from China-based BYD, which is having a difficult time fulfilling its promises in product quality and shipment schedule to the clients, according to sources from the upstream supply cha...

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to up over 16% on quarter in 3Q16

Aug 25, 10:36

Global tablet shipments will bounce back 16.3% sequentially to reach nearly 47 million units in the third quarter, but the volume will still be down over 10% compared to the same quarter a year ago, showing the market is still in no condition of recovering, according to Digitimes Research.

IDF San Francisco: Intel CEO introduces vision for merged reality

Aug 18, 10:21

The 2016 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) kicked off on August 16 in San Francisco with an opening keynote by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. Krzanich articulated the company's vision for the future of technology spanning virtual reality, autonomous driving, the industrial Internet, and the important role developers...

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