Asustek to raise UK PC prices by 9% in October
Jul 21, 12:22
With the depreciation of the British pound because of the Brexit vote, Asustek has decided to raise prices in the UK by 9% in October, while Acer still has not yet reached a final decision. Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell both recently announced they will increase PC prices in the UK by 9-10%.
Digitimes Research: Technology remains key to MediaTek growth
Jul 20, 21:04
MediaTek should remain focused on enhancing its technology to better compete against rivals including Qualcomm, Spreadtrum and HiSilicon, and to explore new growth opportunities outside the China market, according to Digitimes Research.
Chip shipments for VR devices to boom
Jul 20, 12:28
Chip shipments for VR (virtual reality) devices are expected to surge during the year-end shopping season in Europe and the US, according to industry sources.
Handset LED market to decline, says IHS
Jul 18, 22:14
The market for LEDs used in mobile phones – including backlighting behind the display, keypad illumination and camera flash - will decline at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.6% from 2015 to 2021, according to IHS. Increased penetration of organic LEDs (OLED) is a primary reason for...
Garmin enters Taiwan micropayment market
Jul 14, 11:52
Garmin has cooperated with Taiwan-based micropayment firm iPass to launch wearable devices that are able to measure heart rates and support micropayments.
Worldwide PC shipments decline 5.2% in 2Q16, says Gartner
Jul 13, 16:09
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 64.3 million units in the second quarter of 2016, a 5.2% decline from the second quarter of 2015, according to preliminary results by Gartner. This was the seventh consecutive quarter of PC shipment declines, but Gartner analysts said the market is showing some signs...
Asustek unveils new products for 2H16
Jul 13, 11:39
Asustek Computer has unveiled a number of new products for the second half of 2016, including ZenFone 3 family products, Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1, and ZenPad 3S 10 tablet.
Acer, Asustek see stable operations in Venezuela, says paper
Newswatch - Jul 12, 16:12
Commenting on Elitegroup Computer Systems' (ECS) uncollected payments from the government in Venezuela for its Classmate PCs and Education Tablets, Acer and Asustek both say they have not had similar issues in the country, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...
Notebook ODMs look to shipment growths in 2H16
Jul 12, 12:00
Taiwan-based notebook ODMs Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have announced their June shipments with Quanta shipping four million notebooks, up 300,000 units from a month ago.
Asustek sees growth in June revenues; conservative about 3Q16
Jul 12, 11:14
Asustek Computer saw its June consolidated revenues grow 33% on month and 2% on year to reach NT$42.39 billion (US$1.32 billion), but its revenues in the second quarter were down 14.64% sequentially and 5% on year to reach only NT$93.94 billion.
ECS to declare US$90 million in bad debt in 2Q16 due to orders from Venezuela
Jul 11, 21:58
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) was awarded a bidding project on classmate PC and education tablets by the government of Venezuela for over two million units at a total amount over US$400 million in the second half of 2014. The company completed shipping all the committed volumes by end of 2015....
US enterprise sector to see PC replacement trend in 2H16
Jul 11, 10:59
With the US Department of Defense deciding to upgrade four million units of their equipment to Windows 10 due to better security, sources from PC players expect the move to prompt other US government departments to follow suit, triggering a replacement trend in the enterprise PC sector.
Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2016
Jul 9, 17:48
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.
Acer expects no exchange losses in 2Q16 despite dropping EUR and GBP
Jul 7, 13:52
Commenting on a market rumor that PC brand vendors are planning to raise their PC prices in Europe in response to recent fierce depreciation in the euro and British pound, Acer chairman George Huang said that the company currently does not have plans to adjust its product prices and is unlikely to...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.