Haier entering tablet OEM business
Mar 2, 22:57
China-based Haier is exhibiting several own-brand LTE-based tablets at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 and the company will also step into the tablet OEM business to start landing orders for LTE tablet manufacturing.
Wistron optimistic about business prospects for 2015
Feb 12, 14:33
Notebook ODM Wistron is optimistic about the business prospects for 2015 as a steady economic recovery in the US will help offset a growth slowdown in China, according to company chairman Simon Lin.
Pegatron sales buoyed by iPhone 6 shipments
Feb 12, 11:24
Pegatron Technology saw its January revenues grow 3.28% sequentially and 28.98% on year to NT$118.05 billion (US$3.75 billion) mainly thanks to orders for the iPhone 6.
Notebook ODMs see declines in January revenues
Feb 10, 12:07
Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec saw their revenues drop by double-digit percentages on month in January, with their sales likely to continue to decline in February before rebounding in March, according to industry sources.
Asustek sees decline in January revenues
Feb 9, 21:48
Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$34.97 billion (US$1.1 billion) for January, down 17.6% on month and 0.34% on year. The company pointed out that the results are expected since demand from China still has not yet recovered, while shipments to the US and Western Europe have...
Apple PC shipments to grow 10-15% in 2015, say Taiwan makers
Feb 4, 11:55
Apple's PC shipment performance will beat the industry's average in 2015 as it did in 2014, and total shipments of its Mac-series notebooks and desktops are likely to grow 10-15% on year to 20-23 million units in 2015, from 19.59 million units shipped a year earlier, according to Taiwan-based supply...
Acer online ticket services deserve praise, says founder
Jan 29, 15:00
Acer's recently handling of online ticket sales for concerts by Taiwan-based singer Jody Chiang through its cloud system was a success despite some quarrels during the process, according to Acer's founder Stan Shih.
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments grow 16.9% sequentially in 4Q14
Jan 29, 11:04
Although white-box tablet shipments declined in the fourth quarter of 2014, global overall tablet shipments in the quarter still grew sequentiallyby 16.9% to reach 74.77 million units thanks to Apple and non-Apple first-tier vendors' strong performances, according to Digitimes Research's latest report...
Global 3Q14 smartphone and tablet chip markets rise, says Strategy Analytics
Jan 26, 23:22
The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market grew 16% on year to US$5.6 billion in the third quarter of 2014, according to Strategy Analytics. Qualcomm maintained its market lead with 51% revenue share, followed by Apple with 19% revenue share and MediaTek with 15% revenue share.
Notebook vendors eye 12-inch notebooks
Jan 26, 22:25
Many notebook brand vendors are planning to release 12-inch notebooks for 2015 and expect the 12-inch product segment to enjoy the fastest growth for the year, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Acer looks to stable smartphone business, says CEO
Jan 26, 16:35
Acer's smartphone business has not yet turned profitable, but it will continue to adopt a stable business model to look for business opportunities in the market, according to company CEO Jason Chen.
Intel said to form stylus alliance
Jan 23, 16:05
Intel has recently invited several touch sensor IC designers to form an alliance, looking to establish a specification standard for stylus to make the input device usable across different mobile devices including the tablet, notebook and smartphone, according to sources from IC designers.
Profitability is priority, says Acer CEO
Jan 20, 14:59
Acer has modified its business operational strategies from focusing on revenues and market share to maximizing net profit, and it aims to hike revenue proportions for mobile terminal devices and cloud computing services based on PC sales, according to company CEO Jason Chen.
ECS sees Classmate PCs and Liva X mini PCs boost profits
Jan 20, 13:49
Despite seeing motherboard shipments and profits continuing to decline, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is enjoying stable profits from its Classmate PC and Liva X mini PC product lines which together contributed about 30% of ECS' overall revenues in 2014, according to company president Sunny Yang...
Taiwan market: PC vendors step up competition
Jan 19, 15:14
Toshiba reportedly will turn to focus mainly on enterprise products in Taiwan in 2015 as parts of its plan to gradually phase out from the consumer market worldwide and vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo and Dell are all aggressively looking to fill in the empty spot to be left by Toshiba,...
Worldwide PC shipments grow 1% in 4Q14, says Gartner
Jan 15, 16:12
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 83.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, a 1% increase from the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Gartner. These results indicate a slow, but consistent improvement following more than two years of decline.
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to decline 11.8% in 2015
Jan 15, 15:07
Global tablet shipments are estimated to drop 11.8% on year to reach 244 million units in 2015 as demand for high-end and entry-level tablets has both become saturated, while large-size smartphones and inexpensive notebooks are gradually taking demand away from the device, according to Digitimes Research's...
Commentary: Foxconn achieves success in one-stop service
Jan 15, 14:30
The Foxconn Group's one-stop service integrating design, manufacturing and sales has achieved initial success in the release of Nokia N1 in China recently, where the initial shipments of 20,000 units were sold out in four minutes and orders for the device have kept growing.
Acer sees slightly increased December revenues
Jan 13, 12:02
Acer has announced revenues of NT$28.98 billion (US$913 million) for December, growing 1.72% on month and 2.09% on year. For all of 2014, revenues amounted to NT$329.84 billion, decreasing 8.4% from a year and representing the lowest annual level since 2007.
Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2014
Jan 11, 17:16
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.
Asustek reports revenues for December 2014
Stockwatch - Jan 9, 16:06
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$42.26 billion (US$1.32 billion) for December 2014, representing a 13.66% drop on month and 5.95% increase on year.
Foxconn SiP subsidiary to list on TSE
Jan 8, 07:42
ShunSin Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) specializing in assembly and test of system-in-package (SiP) modules, plans to have its stock listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) around the end of January.
MediaTek intros new chip for wearable devices
Jan 8, 00:59
MediaTek has announced its MT2601 SoC for wearable devices based on Google's Android Wear software. By enabling Android Wear on MT2601, MediaTek is offering a comprehensive platform solution for device makers to implement their own hardware and software.
CES 2015: Asustek showcases ZenFone 2, ZenFone Zoom
Jan 7, 14:51
Asustek Computer is exhibiting two Android 5.0-based smartphones, the ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Zoom, at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas during January 6-9.
Tablet sales continue to be slow in 2015, says Gartner
Jan 6, 16:03
After a troubled year in 2014, the global tablet market is not returning to the levels of growth seen in the last four years as demand for tablets will continue to be slow in 2015. Gartner estimates that worldwide tablet sales will reach 233 million units in 2015, an 8% increase from 2014.
Rugged PC vendor Getac sees revenue growth in 2014
Jan 6, 14:57
Taiwan-based rugged PC vendor Getac Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.76 billion (US$54.97 million) for December, up 15% on month and 23% on year, and NT$16.28 billion for 2014, up 8% from 2013.
Asustek ships 8 million smartphones in 2014
Jan 6, 12:04
Asustek Computer achieved shipments of eight million smartphones in 2014 and though the business is still suffering from losses, the company is confident it will achieve profitable operations and double its smartphone shipments in 2015, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.