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.
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.
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.
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...
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: 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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.