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.
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.