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  • PC outlook improves, although shipments are still expected to fall 3.7% in 2014, says IDC

    IT + CE | 5min ago

  • UMC makes investments in Fujitsu Semiconductor subsidiary

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  • Taiwan market: CHT, TWM, FET offer 4G pricing with unlimited use

    Mobile + telecom | 24min ago

  • Touch Taiwan 2014: ITRI features new one-step production method for touch panels

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  • ASPs for handset, touch controller, LCD driver ICs trending down in 3Q14

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  • Digitimes Research: JDI WQHD technology gaining traction in China high-end smartphone market

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  • China market: Acer cooperates with retail chain Gome

    IT + CE | 59min ago

  • Sony Mobile to adopt metal-alloy chassis for smartphones to be launched in 2015, say Taiwan makers

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 47min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Shipments of 64-bit application processors to grow fast in 2H14

    Bits + chips | 3h 38min ago

  • Asustek expects to ship nearly 8 million ZenPhones in 2014

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  • Sales of branded smartphones from service providers such as Amazon, Facebook, and Alibaba lower than expected

    Mobile + telecom | 4h 51min ago

  • UL offers security surveillance system testing standard

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  • LED driver IC vendors look to flat performance in 3Q14

    Bits + chips | Aug 28, 22:12

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    Displays | Aug 28, 21:14

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    Displays | Aug 28, 20:47

  • Global notebook shipments may drop 20-30% in 4Q14, say component makers

    IT + CE | Aug 28, 19:54

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Intel aims to ship 25 million tablet processors in 2H14

Aug 26, 12:29

Intel is aggressively cooperating with Taiwan and China-based tablet players, looking to push its tablet processor shipments to 25 million units in the second half of the year in order to achieve its annual shipment goal of 40 million units, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Intel...

Acer unveils 8-core 4G LTE smartphone in Taiwan

Aug 22, 15:27

Acer has announced its eight-core 4G LTE smartphone, the Liquid X1, featuring a 13-megapixel camera with Acer's Zoom Fit, Rapid and Float user interfaces, and Acer's Extend cross-platform display feature in Taiwan.

Jason Chen, Acer CEO promoting company new smartphone

Notebook shipment results improve after 7 consecutive quarters of decline, says DisplaySearch

Aug 22, 12:02

After seven consecutive quarters of shipment declines, the global notebook market improved in the second quarter of 2014. According to NPD DisplaySearch, notebook PC shipments reached 45.1 million units, up 1% on year.

Clevo in talks with Tencent and Alibaba for partnership

Aug 19, 15:55

Clevo is currently in talks with China-based Tencent and Alibaba, looking to establish partnerships to integrate the physical channel retail business with the online shopping business, according to Clevo CSO Andrew Lin.

Tablet gross margins dropping as vendors cut prices

Aug 19, 10:48

With demand for tablets weakening, many tablet vendors are looking to digest their excessive inventories and maintain their market shares by reducing prices, although such moves are further lowering their gross margins, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Acer expected to ship 4 million smartphones in 2014

Aug 18, 14:47

Acer's martphone shipments have been strong in 2014 with the full-year volume expected to reach four million units, up 160% from 2013. Acer's smartphone shipments in the first half already surpassed the overall volume of 2013, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

In a maturing tablet market, Apple and Samsung face growth declines, says NPD

Aug 15, 15:49

As the tablet market matures and growth slows, the dominance of market leaders Apple and Samsung is weakening. According to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Monthly Tablet PC Panel Shipment & Value Chain report, total tablet display shipments declined 10% on year in the first half of 2014, while combined...

Digitimes Research: Tablet market facing growing pains in 2014

Aug 15, 15:34

After facing a second quarter where overall shipment results came in below expectations, tablet vendors are expected to see a rebound in the third quarter, with global shipments increasing 23.8% on quarter, according to data from the latest Digitimes Research Tracker service. Worldwide tablet shipments...

Quanta sees revenue growth despite notebook shipment decline in July

Aug 12, 12:45

Quanta Computer has announced revenues of NT$77.93 billion (US$2.6 billion) for July, up 8.53% on month and 8.63% on year with combined revenues for the first seven months of 2014 reaching NT$508.27 billion, up 10.48% on year. Quanta shipped 4.2 million notebooks in July, down from 4.3 million units...

Notebook decline eases as tablet shipments level out, says Canalys

Aug 5, 12:32

PC shipments worldwide reached 123.9 million units in the second quarter of 2014, representing an on-year growth of 14%. But with effectively no sequential growth, it would appear that the positive effect that tablets have had on overall PC shipments is beginning to wear off. Apple continued to lead...

TCAS 2014: Lenovo sees strong sales

Aug 5, 12:22

Lenovo saw strong demand for its traditional notebooks, tablets and gaming notebooks during the Taipei Computer Application Show (TCAS) 2014, hosted from July 31 to August 4 and expects its sales from the show to have increased 30% compared to 2013.

Asustek, MSI to enter branded desktop market; may impact client sales

Aug 5, 11:52

Following Asustek Computer's increased investments in the branded desktop industry, Micro-Star International (MSI) also has started developing new own-brand traditional desktops, all-in-one PCs and gaming desktop products recently, according to sources from channel retailers, which are also concerned...

Quanta manufactures 60% of Acer tablets in 1H14

Aug 4, 22:15

The majority of Acer's tablet orders returned back into the hand of Quanta Computer, which landed 60% of Acer's orders in the first half of the year, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Quanta declined to comment about its orders, but said it will continue to focus on profits instead...

Xiaomi kicks off price war in wearable device market

Aug 4, 15:54

China-based Xiaomi has recently released a smart bracelet priced at CNY79 (US$12.79) and the price point is expected to affect other vendors' pricing for wearable devices they plan to release in the near future, according to some market watchers.

Samsung may see difficulty achieving expected 60 million tablet shipments for 2014

Aug 4, 15:12

Despite Samsung Electronics having been filling its tablet production lines and reducing the prices of its mainstream models, the Korea-based vendor is unlikely to be able to achieve shipments of 60 million tablets for 2014 as many market watchers forecast in early 2014, according to sources from the...

Vendors cutting notebook shipments to Latin America

Jul 31, 11:59

Notebook vendors have significantly reduced their orders for shipments to Latin America because sales have been impacted by recent strong demand for LCD TVs in the area, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan digital camera shipments in 2Q14 up 43.3% sequentially

Jul 30, 11:12

Ability Enterprise, Altek, Foxconn Electronics and Asia Optical together shipped 3.78 million digital cameras in the second quarter of 2014, hiking 43.3% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Asustek, Gigabyte releasing new gaming notebooks in 3Q14

Jul 29, 15:36

Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology have turned aggressive about the gaming notebook industry and are planning to release new models in the third quarter to compete against Micro-Star International (MSI), which is achieving strong sales in the market.

Taiwan market: Acer, Asustek see opportunities from enterprise PC replacement trend

Jul 28, 22:04

President of Acer Taiwan Tony Huang has recently pointed out that the company saw strong demand from large enterprises for replacing their existing PCs in the first half of the year in Taiwan, while Asustek Computer president Kevin Lin noted that the replacement trend triggered by the end of support...

Acer, Asustek see opportunities from enterprise replacement trend

New Surface to come into production in August, say Taiwan maker

Jul 28, 15:15

Microsoft is expected to launch a 10.6-inch new version of Surface in October 2014, with production of components to begin in August and volume production of the tablet to kick off in September, according to source with Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Worldwide tablet market grows 11% in 2Q14, says IDC

Jul 25, 10:44

The worldwide tablet market grew 11.0% on year in the second quarter of 2014 with shipments reaching 49.3 million units, according to IDC. Although shipments declined sequentially from first-quarter 2014 by 1.5%, IDC believes the market will experience positive but slower growth in 2014 compared to...

Vendors partner with Wintel to release US$199-249 notebooks for 2H14

Jul 23, 22:53

Intel, Microsoft and notebook brand vendors are preparing to push entry-level notebooks priced at US$199-249 in the second half, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Taiwan tablet shipments plunge sequentially in 1Q14, says MIC

Jul 23, 11:09

In the absence of new Apple products, tablets shipped to Apple - the major client taking up nearly 70% of Taiwan makers' tablet shipments - witnessed a 38% sequential decline in the first quarter of 2014, to approximately 16 million units. Declining tablet shipments for Apple, coupled with fewer new...

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments reach 55.06 million units in 2Q14

Jul 23, 10:32

There were 55.06 million tablets shipped globally in the second quarter of 2014, decreasing 4.5% on quarter but increasing 17.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Acer surpasses Samsung to hold top spot in Chromebook shipments in 2Q14, says WitsView

Jul 22, 11:11

Chromebook shipments reached 1.8 million units in the second quarter of 2014, and Acer held the number one spot in shipments with a 30% market, surpassing Samsung Electronics for the first time, according to WitsView.

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to grow 4.3% sequentially in 3Q14

Jul 22, 10:29

Buoyed by back-to-school demand, global notebook shipments are expected to grow 4.3% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 before taking a dive of 1.1% in the fourth quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Apple and IBM forge global partnership to transform enterprise mobility

Jul 17, 14:16

Apple and IBM have announced an exclusive partnership that teams the strengths of each company to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps - bringing IBM's big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad.

Acer to keep running PC business for the next several decades, says CEO

Jul 17, 13:57

Commenting on how to lead Acer out of its bottleneck, CEO Jason Chen at an interview with Sina.com said that the company is likely to continue running its PC business for the next several decades, but the cloud computing business will become the priority.

Digitimes Research: AMOLED tablets unlikely to benefit Samsung in 2H14

Jul 17, 11:04

Samsung Electronics recently launched the 8.4- and 10.5-inch AMOLED-based Galaxy Tab S flagship tablets. Although the new Galaxy Tab S tablets feature specifications exceeding those of Apple's iPads, the series is still unlikely to boost Samsung's sales in the second half of 2014 as demand in the high-end...

Digitimes Research: Google Fit to benefit remote medical care industry

Jul 15, 11:36

Google has recently announced its new wearable device platform, Google Fit, which is expected to change the business model for wearable devices to horizontal partnerships with different industries with its hardware/software integration and connectivity, according to Digitimes Research.

Microsoft expands coverage of free Windows licensing

Jul 14, 15:29

Microsoft reportedly is expanding its subsidies to vendors for Windows-based tablets, and in addition to sub-9-inch models, tablets priced below US$250 will also receive free Windows licenses, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Pegatron sees increased June revenues

Jul 11, 18:14

Pegatron on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$72.12 billion (US$2.40 billion) for June, growing 9.46% on month and 1.52% on year, NT$210.49 billion for the second quarter, slipping 3.4% sequentially, and NT$428.38 billion for January-June, dipping 0.33% on year.

D.Phone raises nearly HK$900 million via IPO in Hong Kong

Newswatch - Jul 11, 18:09

D.Phone, the largest handset retail chain in China, has raised nearly HK$900 million (US$116 million) through its IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with over 60% of the funds to be used to expand its retail chain in the China market.

Casetek June revenues up on month, down on year

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 18:01

PC chassis maker Casetek Holdings on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.420 billion (US$80.6 million) for June, increasing 3.68% on month but decreasing 3.96% on year, and NT$14.476 billion for January-June, dipping 14.85% on year.

Acer 2Q14 revenues up 6% sequentially

Jul 11, 17:57

Acer saw its June revenues grow significantly by 43.06% on month to reach NT$36.55 billion (US$1.22 billion), and second-quarter revenues also grew 6.02% sequentially to reach NT$81.35 billion. Acer founder Stan Shih expects the company's gross margins in the second quarter to have improved from the...

PC rebound in mature regions stabilizes market in 2Q14, says IDC

Jul 10, 14:58

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 74.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014, an on-year decline of 1.7%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The results reflect the smallest decline in global PC shipments since the second quarter of 2012 when declining shipments of mini notebooks...

Worldwide traditional PC, tablet, ultramobile and mobile phone shipments to grow 4.2% in 2014, says Gartner

Jul 9, 14:18

Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are projected to reach 2.4 billion units in 2014, a 4.2% increase from 2013, according to Gartner.

Pegatron to see over NT$1 trillion in 2014 revenues, say analysts

Jul 9, 12:19

Pegatron is expected to see 2014 consolidated revenues and net profit exceed NT$1 trillion (US$33.3 billion) and NT$10 billion respectively, mainly due to shipments of new-generation iPhones and iPads beginning in the third quarter, according to market analysts.

Tablet market to lose attention as competition rises in wearable industry

Jul 8, 15:44

As tablet shipment growth for 2014 is expected to only reach less than 5%, and Apple's iPad sales also declined 16% sequentially in the first quarter, the IT industry is gradually turning conservative about tablet's future, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Several first- and second-tier...

Asustek June revenues down sequentially

Jul 8, 11:51

Asustek Computer on July 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.91 billion (US$1.13 billion) for June, decreasing on month by 7.97% but increasing on year by 0.37%, while its sales of 105.19 billion for the second quarter represented a five-quarter low with a sequential drop of 4.66%, and its sales...

Should Apple watchers be taking note of a UK IPO?

Jul 7, 23:08

On July 3, England-based Intelligent Energy offered up 16.2 million shares, or 8.76% of the company's capital, to raise approximately US$92 million and put the overall value of the company at more than US$1 billion, making it one of the UK's biggest green energy debut's ever. The IPO is interesting...

Digitimes Research: Brand vendors and ODMs continue to enjoy shipment growth in June

Jul 7, 16:07

Global top-five brand vendors and top-three ODMs all enjoyed over 15% on-month shipment growth (not including detachable models) in June, buoyed by the release of new models and fresh demand for notebooks after Microsoft discontinued support for Windows XP, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Google looking to clean up Android device mess in emerging markets

Jul 3, 12:01

The Android operating system was again the spotlight of Google I/O developer conference and in addition to a preview of the latest Android L, the Internet giant also launched an entry-level turnkey solution, Android One for emerging markets.

Taiwan market: Samsung sees strong demand for high-end tablets

Jul 2, 16:02

Samsung Taiwan will focus on pushing high-end tablets in 2014 and expects its products' advantages over display resolution and thin-and-light industrial design to help it stay as the largest tablet vendor in Taiwan, according to Andy Tu, general manager of Samsung's mobile communication business in...

Andy Tu, general manager at Samsung mobile communication business in Taiwan

Taiwan market: Asustek to launch convertible, gaming notebooks

Jul 2, 15:46

Asustek Computer has unveiled a convertible touchscreen notebook, the Transformer Book Flip, for launch in the Taiwan market on July 4 at NT$34,900 (US$1,163) for a 13.3-inch version and NT$32,900 for a 15.6-inch version, and two gaming notebooks, the 13-inch TP300 and 15.6-inch TP500, priced NT$34,900...

Asustek to launch new convertible, gaming notebooks

Wearable demand tied in to iWatch release, say market watchers

Jun 30, 21:59

Despite the fact that brand vendors such as Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have launched smart watches equipped with Google's Android Wear, market watchers believe wearable demand may not start picking up until the release of Apple's iWatch.

Microsoft said to halt Surface Mini production

Jun 30, 14:57

Microsoft reportedly has called off a plan to mass produce its small-size Surface Mini tablet because of fierce compeition in the small-size tablet segment, as well as negative responses from its brand vendor clients, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Notebook ODMs turning to horizontal partnerships

Jun 30, 11:50

Notebook ODMs, turning their focus away from vertical integration, have started establishing partnerships horizontally with players from other industries, according to industry sources.

Compal eyes the smart clothes business

Google I/O 2014: Samsung expands Gear portfolio with Android Wear

Jun 27, 15:50

Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Samsung Gear Live, powered by Android Wear. The new Android Wear device features Samsung's Super AMOLED display. It also offers customization of the clock face and utilizes simple one-touch device wakeup for instant access.

Samsung Gear Live smart watch with Android Wear

Digitimes Research: Google to expand Chromebooks into consumer market

Jun 27, 15:19

Introduced in 2011, the Chromebook was initially developed mainly for the education sector and has achieved outstanding sales in the past two years. During Google I/O 2014, Google announced plans to further integrate Android with the Chromebook, and Digitimes Research believes the tech giant is looking...

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