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Clevo to ship 1.85-1.9 million notebooks in 2014, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 20, 16:24

Taiwan-based second-tier notebook vendor Clevo is expected to ship 1.85-1.9 million units in 2014, up from 1.57 million units in 2013, according to a Commercial Time's report citing market watchers.

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.

Apple introduces iPad Air 2 and new iPad mini

Oct 17, 11:51

Apple has introduced the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The iPad Air 2, which is 6.1mm thin, and the iPad mini 3 both offer Touch ID.

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...

Government IT spending in India forecast to reach US$7.2 billion in 2015, says Gartner

Oct 13, 16:19

Government IT spending in India will total US$7.2 billion in 2015, a 5% increase over 2014, according to Gartner. Government IT spending is on pace to total US$6.6 billion in 2014.

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,...

Digitimes Research: Top-5 notebook vendors see growth in September shipments, but top-3 ODMs suffer drop

Oct 7, 14:07

The combined notebook shipments (not including detachable models) of the global top-5 brand vendors enjoyed on-month growth of 19% in September and were at a level similar to a year ago because of the distribution of new entry-level models. Vendors' inventory adjustments in August also contributed...

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.

Japan Patent Office to cut examination process to five months

Oct 2, 18:41

To help enterprises acquire patents quicker, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) has established a new examination system which will reduce the processing time from two years to five months.

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.

Digitimes Research: Microsoft to release new inexpensive notebook solution; unlikely to receive full support from vendors

Sep 29, 14:09

Microsoft has provided brand vendors its Windows 8.1 with Bing solution, offering low Windows licensing fees enabling them to sell notebooks at US$249 or lower. Following the initial release on June 1, 2014, Microsoft is set to release a new solution in February 2015.

Acer expected to take over Chromebook demand left by Samsung in Europe, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 25, 15:56

Samsung Electronics exiting Europe's notebook market is expected to benefit its competitors Hewlett-Packard (HP), Acer and Asustek Computer, especially Acer as the vendor will have a good chance of taking up demand for Chromebooks that was left by Samsung, according to a Chinese-language Apply...

Acer enjoys strong on-year growth in enterprise PC shipments in North America

Sep 25, 14:14

Acer enjoyed a 51.4% on-year shipment growth in the second quarter in North America's enterprise PC market, registering the biggest growth among all vendors, according to Acer citing figures from research firms.

Gigabyte Technology may still see losses from non-motherboard businesses in 2014

Sep 25, 10:30

Despite having strong performance in the motherboard business, Gigabyte Technology's notebook and handset businesses are still having trouble picking up and may still suffer losses in 2014, according to market watchers.

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.

Digitimes Research: Intel cooperation with Fossil to develop smartwatches will help expand influence in wearables market

Sep 19, 14:37

Intel's cooperation with Fossil to develop smartwatches equipped with Android Wear will help Intel expand its influence in the wearables market as well as extend Google's influence in the market.

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...

Asustek pushing gaming products to maintain gross margins

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.

Notebook ODMs see mixed revenue performances in August

Sep 11, 14:32

Notebook ODMs Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have announced mixed performances in their August revenues.

MSI reports flat on-month growth in August revenues

Stockwatch - Sep 11, 12:02

MSI has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.75 billion (US$224.81 million) for August 2014, representing a 0.2% increase on month and 9.62% increase 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...

Digitimes Research: Apple refocuses on 9.7-inch iPad in 2H14

Sep 9, 11:36

With Apple showing more aggressiveness in producing its new 9.7-inch iPad, its overall iPad shipments in the third quarter of 2014 are expected to return to the growth trend.

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.

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.

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