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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.

Market watchers pessimistic about 2-in-1 market

May 26, 15:43

Although several brand vendors including Asustek Computer, Lenovo, Acer, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell are all preparing to launch new 2-in-1 devices in the second half of 2016, some market watchers are concerned that demand may be limited.

Foxconn receiving more short lead-time orders, performance to be even better in 3Q16, says chairman

May 25, 15:46

Foxconn Electronics has been receiving more short lead-time orders recently amid structural changes of global economy, and this has resulted in an increase in overtime hours at its factories, according to company chairman Terry Gou.

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou

Shipments of Chromebooks integrated with Google Play set to increase

May 20, 15:50

Google has announced that new Chromebooks rolled out by its notebook partners will start supporting Google Play, a move which is likely to substantially ramp up shipments of Chromebooks.

Chip demand from Apple disappointing, say sources

May 20, 11:34

Chip orders from Apple have been relatively slow in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the same quarter in previous years, due to poor sales of the vendor's existing iPhone and iPad devices, according to industry sources.

ARM announces 10nm test chip

May 19, 10:17

ARM has announced the first multicore, 64-bit ARMv8-A processor test chip based on TSMC's 10FinFET process technology. Simulation benchmarks show impressive power and efficiency gains relative to TSMC's 16FinFET+ process technology.

Intel obtains up to 50% of modem chip orders for upcoming iPhone

May 16, 22:27

Intel will supply up to 50% of the modem chips for use in the new iPhones slated for launch in September 2016, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to drop 4.6% sequentially in 2Q16

May 16, 15:31

Global tablet shipments are expected to drop 4.6% sequentially to reach 42.84 million units in the second quarter, which is still the slow season for the table market. Vendors have yet to step up their orders for the new products they are supposed to launch in the third quarter. However, the shipment...

Compal expects notebook shipments to drop 10% in 2016

May 13, 11:26

Compal Electronics' notebook shipments in 2016 are expected to drop by 10% on year, as order visibility for the second half of the year remains unclear, according to company president Ray Chen.

Upcoming exhibitions to promote IT innovations

May 12, 11:43

Six exhibitions are expected to come up in May and June, promoting the latest IT innovations including PC, smartphone, smart wearable device, robot and Internet of Things (IoT) applications

Quanta sees on-month drop in April revenues

May 12, 10:43

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$68.18 billion (US$2.1 billion) for April 2016, representing a 9.31% drop on month but a 0.98% increase on year. The company has totaled NT$265.54 billion in year-to-date revenues, down 2.63% compared with the same time last year.

Unitech sees April revenues down on month

May 12, 10:24

Rugged handheld computer vendor Unitech Electronics has reported revenues of NT$129 million (US$3.97 million) for April, down 22.23% on month and 21.88% on year. For the first four months of 2016, revenues totaled NT$577.57 million, decreasing 9.73% on year.

Notebook ODMs see shipments drop in April

May 11, 16:00

Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have announced their shipments for April with all seeing on-month drop in notebook shipments.

Digitimes Research: Worldwide notebook shipments to grow 9.7% sequentially in 2Q16, but still down 10% on year

May 9, 21:38

With brand vendors ready to launch new products for the second quarter, Chromebook to see strong shipment growth and Xiaomi to begin shipping its new notebook later in May, worldwide notebook shipments are expected to grow 9.7% sequentially in the second quarter, but will still see close to 10% drop...

China market: Smartphone shipments fall in 1Q16, says Strategy Analytics

May 9, 15:23

China's smartphone shipments declined 5% on year in the first quarter of 2016, according to Strategy Analytics.

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.

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