Apple reportedly planning 3 new tablets for 2017
Jan 19, 11:56
Apple reportedly is planning three new tablets for 2017, a 9.7-inch iPad with a friendly price range, a 10.5-inch iPad, and an upgraded 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The products are still in planning, with the 9.7-inch model expected to enter mass production in the first quarter, and the other two in the second,...
Acer, Asustek see notebook sales rising in Russia, says paper
Newswatch - Jan 17, 14:49
Acer and Asustek Computer saw their notebook sales in Russia grow strongly in the second half of 2016 thanks to an economic recovery triggered by rising oil prices, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Compal aims to ramp up device shipments by 10% in 2017
Newswatch - Jan 16, 10:53
Compal Electronics aims to ramp up shipments of its device products by 10% to 87 million units in 2017, according to company president Ray Chen. Shipments of device products, including notebooks, tablets, smartphones, smartwatches, TVs, IoT and wearable devices, totaled 79 million units in 2016.
MSI pushing new gaming products in 2017, says paper
Newswatch - Jan 12, 11:30
Micro-Star International (MSI) has released a total of 25 new VR-supported gaming motherboards targeting the mid-range to high-end sector and 21 new VR-ready mid-range to high-end gaming notebooks for early 2017, and is looking to expand its presence in the gaming industry by releasing multiple models...
Quanta sees growth in December revenues; Acer suffers drops
Jan 11, 15:57
Quanta Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$104.97 billion (US$3.28 billion) for December, the company's second highest record with on-month growth of 13.42% and on-year growth of 7.78%. The company's consolidated revenues for 2016 were only NT$894 billion, down 11.25% on year.
Asustek sees better-than-expected 4Q16 revenue growth
Jan 9, 21:25
Asustek's fourth-quarter revenues reached NT$117.23 billion (US$3.66 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2016, up 9.1% from a quarter ago and better than the company's original expectation thanks to mass shipments of its ZenFone 3 series smartphones. However, the company's revenues are expected to drop...
Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2016
Jan 8, 17:49
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.
Quanta to make next-generation Apple Watch, says paper
Newswatch - Jan 3, 13:58
Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation Apple Watch in the third quarter and the wearable device will be manufactured by Quanta Computer and features better performance and longer battery life, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing market...
Asustek, Gigabyte restructing poorly performing businesses
Dec 27, 14:10
As the mobile device market is no long seeing strong growth, Asustek Computer has been reorganizing its loss-making tablet business since the first half of 2016, while Gigabyte Technology is also planning to adjust operations for some of its poorly-performing subsidiaries such as Gigabyte Communications,...
Foxconn appoints CMO, says report
Newswatch - Dec 26, 10:37
Foxconn Electronics has named Freddie Yuan as the first person to hold the title of chief marketing officer (CMO) for the company, with the appointment becoming effective in December, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.
China e-sports industry entering golden age, says IDC
Dec 15, 16:15
China's e-sports games revenues are expected to exceed CNY50 billion (US$7.3 billion) for 2016, up more than 50% from 2015 thanks to the increasing popularity of tournaments as more organizers and players jump on the bandwagon, according to IDC 2016 China E-sports Industry Review and Outlook.
MSI sees on-month drop in November revenues
Stockwatch - Dec 13, 21:59
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.74 billion (US$273.59 million) for November 2016, representing a 6.85% drop on month but a 1.66% increase on year.
Flexible display shipments to surge 135% in 2017, says IHS
Dec 12, 19:14
As more smartphone manufacturers build designs using flexible display technology, shipments of flexible displays are expected to reach 139 million units in 2017, an increase of 135% compared to 2016, according to IHS. Flexible displays are expected to comprise 3.8% of total display unit shipments in...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.