Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to drop in 4Q14
Oct 21, 11:26
Despite Intel and Microsoft subsidies, Digitimes Research expects global notebook shipments, not including 2-in-1 models, to drop 4.4% on year and 2.6% sequentially in the fourth quarter, as Windows XP will have less of an effect on boosting demand in the enterprise segment and most of the inventory...
Acer, MediaTek BYOC partnership to achieve some results in 1H15
Oct 17, 15:51
Acer and MediaTek's cooperation in cloud computing is expected to achieve preliminary results in the first half of 2015 related to wearable devices, according to Acer BYOC business manager Maverick Shih and general manager of MediaTek's new business development unit JC Hsu.
Quanta ships 4.8 million notebooks in September; Compal 4.4 million
Oct 14, 12:21
Quanta Computer shipped 4.8 million notebooks in September and a total of 13.7 million units in the third quarter, up from 11.5 million units in the second quarter. Meanwhile, Compal Electronics shipped 4.4 million notebooks in the month, up 12.8% on month.
Asustek, AMD said to strengthen partnership
Oct 14, 11:59
AMD's partnership with Asustek Computer is growing tighter and the CPU maker reportedly will use Zen to name its next-generation desktop APU platform for 2016 and their expanding cooperation is also expected to influence the desktop market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. However,...
Gaming notebook vendors start new competition in 4Q14
Oct 13, 22:37
Despite weak sales of traditional notebooks, vendors are still aggressively releasing new gaming models and are expected to trigger a new wave of competition in the fourth quarter of 2014 as demand from the gaming market continues to rise and several governments worldwide are aggressively supporting...
Digitimes Research: MediaTek, Rockchip to join Chromebook market
Oct 9, 14:16
In addition to gradually integrating Android's ecosystem into the Chrome OS, Google is looking to support more processors. Chromebook-supported processors will include solutions from MediaTek and Rockchip in 2015, helping vendors to develop LTE-based inexpensive Chromebooks, according to information...
AMD prepares to release next-generation notebook APUs
Oct 7, 16:02
AMD is planning to announce next-generation Carrizo APUs in March 2015 to replace its existing Kaveri APUs for the mainstream performance notebook segment and will release Carrizo-L APUs for the entry-level notebook segment in December 2014 at the earliest to challenge Intel's Pentium and Celeron processors,...
ECS reports revenue drops for September 2014
Stockwatch - Oct 6, 21:45
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.82 billion (US$125.42 million) for September 2014, representing a 6.48% drop on month and 27.98% drop on year, according to the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE)
Intel to push Broadwell in 3 major notebook segments
Oct 6, 14:59
Intel is planning to push its 14nm Broadwell processors, which will be released by the end of 2014, into three major notebook segments: entry-level non-touchscreen traditional notebooks sized 10.1- to 17.3-inch and priced between US$199-599; 2-in-1 devices priced between US$349-999; and 14- to 17-inch...
New Wintel platforms may impact 4Q14 PC demand
Oct 2, 18:54
Microsoft and Intel's plans to release new platforms in the first half of 2015 are expected to affect demand for PCs in the fourth quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Leadtek unveils wearable device for healthcare
Oct 2, 18:48
Leadtek Research is now mainly focusing on the medical electronics business and unveiled its in-house developed wearable device, the Amor H1 for healthcare purposes on October 1. Company chairman KS Lu expects the wearable device to ship over one million units in 2015.
Quanta Changshu plants preparing for Apple Watch mass production
Oct 2, 18:46
Quanta Computer's plants in Changshu, China have reportedly started hiring workers for mass production of the Apple Watch. Market watchers estimate the wearable device's sales to reach 36 million units per year, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Vendors stop developing touchscreen notebooks
Sep 29, 14:31
As demand for touchscreen notebooks has been far weaker than expected, notebook vendors have stopped developing touch-enabled notebooks for the fourth quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Notebook demand undermined by new Apple devices
Sep 23, 12:16
Demand for notebooks slightly picked up in early 2014, prompting optimism among firms in the supply chain about sales in the second half of the year. However, notebook vendors' performances have been weaker than expected in the second half, and IT players and research firms have turned conservative...
Amazon announces new tablets
Sep 19, 16:18
Amazon has introduced its latest tablet products, the new Fire HDX 8.9, Fire HD, Fire HD Kids Edition and two Kindles.
Asustek aiming to achieve 15% on-year PC shipment growth
Sep 18, 14:11
Asustek Computer is looking to achieve 15% on-year growth in its PC shipments each year starting 2014 and expects its annual desktop and notebook shipments together to reach 50 million units in five years, according to market watchers. It will also be aggressively pushing gaming notebooks to maintain...
Insyde to see increasing orders for Intel-based white-box tablets
Sep 15, 22:27
Taiwan-based BIOS designer Insyde Software is expected to benefit from orders for Intel-based Android white-box tablets, as the CPU giant gradually expands its presence in the Android tablet market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Acer sees 18.9% on-month revenue growth in August
Sep 11, 15:59
Acer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$29.85 billion (US$994.87 million) for August, up 18.9% on month and 5.2% on year, while combined consolidated revenues from January-August 2014 reached NT$213.04 billion, down 11.43% on year.
Digitimes Research: Intel to see strong tablet AP shipments in 2H14
Sep 11, 11:50
Intel shipped only about 1.5 million tablet application processors (APs) in the first half of 2014, but Digitimes Research expects its shipments to reach seven million units in the second half thanks to China brand vendors' and white-box players' full support.
Gigabyte revenues decline in August
Stockwatch - Sep 11, 11:27
Gigabyte has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.89 billion (US$129.56 million) for August 2014, representing a 17.33% drop on month and 3.99% drop on year.
Digitimes Research: Asustek detachable devices face size hurdle
Sep 9, 11:59
Asustek Computer's Windows-based detachable T100, which was developed in close cooperation with Microsoft and Intel and released in the third quarter of 2013, has successfully attracted price-conscious consumers due to its friendly pricing and free Office software. Asustek shipped almost two million...
Acer becomes top PC and projector vendor in Philippines
Sep 2, 14:19
Acer was the largest PC vendor in the Philippines in the second quarter with a market share of 34.1% and also the largest projector vendor in the first half with a market share of 31.2%, according to the vendor, citing figures from IDC and PMA Research.
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.
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.