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Apple beats Microsoft at their own game while Amazon primes the low end of tablet market, says IDC

Apr 29, 16:09

First-quarter seasonality combined with an overall disinterested customer base led to an annual decline of 14.7% in worldwide tablet shipments during the first quarter of 2016. Worldwide shipments of tablets (including slate and detachable form factors) reached 39.6 million, according to preliminary...

Acer Asia Pacific head eyes break-even operation in 2Q16

Apr 29, 16:06

Acer Pan Asia Pacific president Andrew Hou has pointed out that the company still saw losses in the first quarter in Asia Pacific and is looking to achieve a break-even operation in the second quarter.

Andrew Hou, president of Acer Pan Asia Pacific

Asustek denies plans to split company businesses

Apr 28, 12:53

Asustek Computer has refuted a rumor that the company is considering separating its Open Platform business group, which includes motherboard, graphics card, monitor and peripheral product lines, and the System business group, which includes PC, smartphone and tablet product lines, to form independent...

Apple sees iPhone shipments drop in fiscal 2Q16

Newswatch - Apr 28, 10:23

Apple has announced that it posted quarterly revenues of US$50.6 billion and quarterly net income of US$10.5 billion, or US$1.90 per diluted share for the fiscal 2016 second quarter ended March 26. Quarterly iPhone shipments reached 51.1 million units, down 16.5% on year.

High-end smartphone sales decelerating, affecting IC orders

Apr 27, 11:49

Sales of high-end smartphones are decelerating, affecting orders for ICs and other parts and components, according to sources from Taiwan-based IC design houses.

VR hardware to soar past US$2 billion mark in 2016, says IDC

Apr 22, 16:14

Worldwide shipments of virtual reality (VR) hardware will skyrocket in 2016, with total volumes reaching 9.6 million units. Led by key products from Samsung, Sony, HTC, and Oculus, the category should generate hardware revenues of approximately US$2.3 billion in 2016. While VR will drive nearly all...

Acer has no plans to make VR devices, says CEO

Apr 22, 15:55

Commenting on Acer's new Predator series products' support for virtual reality (VR) devices, Acer CEO Jason Chen has pointed out that the company's latest gaming products will be able to connect with the four current major VR platforms: Facebook's Oculus, HTC's Vive, OSVR and StarVR, but Acer has no...

Acer unveils gaming notebooks, 2-in-1s, Chromebooks in New York

Apr 22, 14:30

Acer unveiled new gaming notebooks, 2-in-1 models and Chromebooks in New York on April 21 to specifically meet expected back-to-school demand in the third quarter of 2016.

China white-box players eye VR, robot business opportunities

Apr 21, 14:08

With virtual reality (VR) becoming a hot topic in the IT industry, China-based white-box players have been aggressively releasing inexpensive head-worn VR devices and home-care robots, and even formed a supply chain ecosystem specifically for VR products. Currently, the retail channel in Shenzhen is...

AMD plans release of Polaris GPUs, Zen CPUs to boost sales in 2H16

Apr 20, 15:02

AMD has a chance to see a strong rebound in sales in the second half of 2016 thanks to the release of its Polaris-based GPUs in the third quarter and Zen-series x86 CPUs in the fourth, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Asustek notebook orders for BYD still low

Apr 19, 12:36

Asustek Computer is ready to launch its new notebooks soon with Pegatron Technology remaining its major supplier, followed by Quanta Computer, Wistron, BYD and Compal Electronics. However, the order volume to China-based BYD is still small due to its unsatisfactory manufacturing performance, according...

Pegatron vice chairman Ted Hsu reportedly to become Asustek chairman

Apr 19, 11:55

Asustek Computer chairman Jonney Shih reportedly plans to resign from his position and will let Pegatron Technology's vice chairman Ted Hsu succeed him. Asustek confirmed that Hsu will return to become the company's strategy officer and will also join the board of directors, but Asustek and Pegatron...

Mobile products, IoT, VR and robots spotlighted at Hong Kong Electronics Fair

Apr 14, 15:53

Hong Kong Electronics Fair Spring Edition is being hosted from April 13-16 and products such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, peripherals, IoT applications, robots and virtual reality are the focuses of the show.

PC shipment decline continues in 1Q16, says IDC

Apr 12, 16:01

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 60.6 million units in the first quarter of 2016, an on-year decline of 11.5%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Shipments were in line with conservative expectations for a decline of 11.3%, and anticipated a relatively weak environment during the first...

Synnex Technology reports on-year revenue drop in March

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 21:30

Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.89 billion (US$890.21 million) for March 2016, representing a 42.99% increase on month and 14.71% drop on year.

MSI sees revenue growth in March

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 21:25

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.21 billion (US$252.98 million) for March 2016, representing a 20.96% increase on month and 20.23% increase on year.

Gigabyte reports revenues for March 2016

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 21:24

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.87 billion (US$150.06 million) for March 2016, representing a 46.86% increase on month and 26.6% increase on year.

Asustek reports increased March revenues

Apr 11, 12:53

IT vendor Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$48.57 billion (US$1.48 billion) for March, rising 37.23% on month and 15.30% on year. Its January-March consolidated revenues totaled NT$119.254 billion, falling 10.11% sequentially but growing 6.58% on year.

Acer China eyes enterprise business opportunities, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 8, 14:57

Acer China is turning to focus on the enterprise sector as demand for PCs in China continues to weaken, according to Acer China president Song Jinghua (transliterated from Chinese). He pointed out that Acer will push its Shared Resource Computing (SRC) terminal VDI solution to expand in China's enterprise...

Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2016

Apr 7, 17:45

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.

Vendors see stable demand for enterprise notebooks thanks to Windows 10

Apr 6, 16:01

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell have seen their clients from the enterprise sector aggressively pulling in orders recently, but orders from the consumer sector remain weak, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Tablet market to sink below 140 million in unit shipments in 2021, says ABI Research

Mar 30, 15:30

Tablet shipment volumes are tumbling, with ABI Research attributing the general decline over the past two years to two culprits. Demand for branded tablets in advanced market economies is decreasing due to saturation, slow replacement cycles, greater influence of business purchases, and substitution...

Middle East and Africa PC market suffers steepest ever decline in shipments in 4Q15, says IDC

Mar 29, 15:43

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market suffered a 28.7% on-year slump in shipments in the final quarter of 2015, according to the latest insights from IDC. Shipments fell for the third consecutive quarter in the fourth quarter of 2015, with the decline representing the steepest ever recorded in...

Clevo ships 1.42 million notebooks in 2015, but sees increasing volume in high-end models

Mar 28, 22:24

Clevo's notebook shipments reached 1.42 million units in 2015, down 13.93% from 1.65 million in 2014, but revenues from the business grew 4% on year in 2015 as the company shipped more high-end models, which also benefited the business's gross margins and operating profit margin.

PCB firms cautious about demand for smartwatches

Mar 28, 20:52

Apple Watch's "weaker than expected" shipments have prompted caution from companies in the PCB supply chain, which no longer believe Apple Watch or other smartwatch device can be a new driver of their business growth in 2016, according to industry sources.

Acer to undertake major restructuring; form holding company, say sources

Mar 22, 22:14

Acer reportedly plans to implement a corporate restructuring project under which the company will divide its business into three major segments: PC, cloud and data center management, and re-investment businesses, according to industry sources.

Gaming DIY market to see stable growth in 2016

Mar 22, 16:13

The gaming market has grown more popular in 2016 and despite the fierce competition in the gaming notebook sector, the gaming DIY market continues to see stable growth and will enjoy strong demand in 2016, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Notebook vendors to push ultra-thin notebooks to compete against new MacBook

Mar 22, 16:04

With Apple's new ultra-thin 13- and 15-inch MacBooks to start shipping at the end of the second quarter, notebook brand vendors such as Asustek Computer, Dell and Lenovo have also prepared new ultra-thin notebooks for launch around the same time, hoping to catch up with the trend, according to sources...

Fingerprint sensors, facial recognition and biometric surveillance to propel biometrics market to US$30 billion by 2021, says ABI Research

Mar 22, 15:39

The global biometrics market will reach more than US$30 billion by 2021, marking an impressive 118% increase from 2015, according to ABI Research. Consumer electronics, particularly smartphones, continue to boost the biometrics market, with embedded fingerprint sensors anticipated to reach two billion...

Apple introduces 9.7-inch iPad Pro

Mar 22, 15:22

Apple has introduced the all-new 9.7-inch iPad Pro - at just under one pound it features a new pro Retina display with greater brightness, wider color gamut, lower reflectivity, Night Shift mode and introduces new True Tone display technology to dynamically adjust white balance.

Brazil notebook market suffering inventory pile up

Mar 21, 15:35

With a 30% on-year drop in notebook sales in 2015, Brazil's notebook retail channel is suffering from a serious inventory pile up, and most brand vendors' orders for the country have turned weak since the fourth quarter of 2015, and several have even stopped pulling in orders for January and February...

Japan Display reforms highlight competitive nature of LTPS panel market

Mar 18, 15:08

The announcement that Japan Display (JDI) is undertaking structural reforms is no surprise considering the competitive state of the LTPS display market for small- to medium-size panels.

Digitimes Research: Worldwide notebook shipments up slightly on month in February

Mar 15, 11:12

Following significant drops both on month and on year in January, worldwide notebook shipments remained weak in February, growing only 2% sequentially for the top-five brand vendors together and 1% sequentially for the top-three notebook ODMs, according to Digitimes...

Wistron, Inventec see better-than-expected shipments in February

Mar 9, 15:26

Wistron shipped 1.1 million notebooks, 800,000 desktops, 500,000 monitors, 300,000 LCD TVs and 130,000 servers in February, while fellow maker Inventec shipped 1.25 million IT devices including notebooks and all-in-one PCs, in the month, up from 1.2 million units in January.

Tablet supply chain sees weak 1Q16 orders as vendors reduce development

Mar 3, 11:49

The upstream tablet supply chain is seeing orders from clients continue to shrink, and shipments for the first quarter are expected to be significantly impacted. In addition to brand vendors such as Samsung Electronics, many China-based white-box players, which partnered with Intel to join the market,...

Middle East IT spending to reach US$212.9 billion in 2016, says Gartner

Mar 2, 15:47

Middle East (ME) IT spending is projected to reach US$212.9 billion in 2016, a 3.7% increase from 2015, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The IT industry is being driven by digital business, and an environment driven by a connected world.

Asustek to push breakeven for tablet business in 2016

Mar 1, 15:54

Seeing weakening demand for tablets, Asustek Computer believes its tablet sales are unlikely to be able to achieve growth in 2016 and is mainly aiming to maintain breakeven operations for the business. However, the company expects its notebook shipments to return to growth and will generate profit...

Digitimes Research: NTT DoCoMo looking to cross into smart family market in Japan, selling fixed and mobile networks together

Feb 25, 15:39

Japan-based telecom carrier NTT DoCoMo began establishing Uchisuma (smart family) experience zone in its stores and distributors' stores on October 16, 2015, looking to help consumers see the convenience brought by high speed Internet combined with network-supported home appliances. The telecom carrier...

MediaTek expands wearables portfolio with MT2511 for health and fitness devices

Feb 23, 00:05

MediaTek has announced the MT2511, the company's first bio-sensing analog front-end (AFE) chip designed for health and fitness devices. The MT2511 enables bio signal acquisition through electrocardiography (ECG) and photoplethysmography (PPG) simultaneously.

Huawei introduces its first PC powered by Intel chips

Feb 22, 23:24

At the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, Huawei has unveiled its first ever PC, the Huawei Matebook, which is a 2-in-1 device powered by a sixth-generation Intel Core m-series processor.

In Western Europe, 1 in 5 tablets sold in 4Q15 is detachable, says IDC

Feb 22, 14:54

According to figures published by IDC, in the fourth quarter of 2015 over 14 million tablets were shipped to Western Europe as the market volume declined 10.1% on year. In value terms, however, the decline was only 1.8% on year, thanks to growing penetration of detachable tablets boosted by an increasing...

Taiwan IT vendors mixed on HNA Ingram Micro acquisition

Feb 22, 14:38

Seeing the global largest IT distributor Ingram Micro having agreed to sell the company to the China-based HNA Group at a price of US$6 billion, Acer, which is a client of Ingram Micro, is optimistic about the acquisition and believes the move should improve retail channel efficiency.

Digitimes Research: Added capacity in China to drive down high-end smartphone panel pricing in 2016

Feb 19, 17:02

In 2016, China's smartphone panel capacity is expected to increase steadily in 2016, as key makers Tianma Micro-electronics and BOE Technology increase capacity and other makers including GVO from Kunshan and Truly Opto-electronics increase the share of smartphone panels they produce, according to...

Qualcomm and Lenovo sign 3G/4G patent license agreement

Feb 19, 14:28

Qualcomm and Lenovo have announced that they have entered into a new 3G and 4G patent license agreement for China, which covers devices marketed by both Motorola and Lenovo.

Asustek lowers 2016 target global smartphone shipments

Feb 18, 11:45

Asustek Computer originally set target shipments of 30 million ZenFone-series smartphones to all markets except China in 2016, but at a February 17 investors conference, it downward adjusted the target to 25 million units. Market analysts indicated that the downward adjustment is due to increasing...

China market: Xiaomi falls out of top-2 smartphone vendors in 4Q15

Feb 18, 10:00

Xiaomi fell out of the top-2 smartphone vendors in China in the fourth quarter of 2015, but remained the region's top smartphone vendor in all of the year.

Acer will need to revamp business structure, says Stan Shih

Feb 17, 15:55

Commenting on Acer's operations, Acer founder Stan Shih pointed out that the company has already transformed from a pure hardware player to a provider of hardware, software and service integrated solutions and as the businesses are growing larger, Acer will need to spin off several of its businesses...

Global smartphone and tablet AP markets decline in 2015, says Strategy Analytics

Feb 15, 22:11

The global markets for smartphone and tablet applications processors (AP) both fell in 2015 compared to 2014, according to Strategy Analytics.

Toshiba reportedly to close R&D center in Taiwan

Feb 4, 12:34

Toshiba reportedly plans to close its R&D center in Taiwan and will lay off about 100 engineers working at the center, according to sources in Taiwan's notebook industry.

Global tablet shipments decline 13.7% on year in 4Q15, says IDC

Newswatch - Feb 3, 15:21

Despite the holiday season, worldwide tablet shipments declined 13.7% on year to 65.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to IDC. Total tablet shipments for 2015 were 206.8 million units, down 10.1% on year.

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