Intel, Rockchip jointly promoting SoFIA 3G-R SoCs in China
May 22, 15:16
Intel and China-based Rockchip Electronics have recently stepped up their joint efforts to promote the quad-core SoFIA 3G-R (C3230RK) SoC solutions to the white-box tablet sector in China, aiming to squeeze more market share out from rival suppliers including MediaTek, Allwinner Technology, and Spreadtrum...
Lenovo revenues up 21% in fiscal 4Q14
May 22, 11:47
China-based IT vendor Lenovo has published its financial report for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 (April 2014-March 2015), with revenues of US$11.3 billion growing 21% on year.
Tablet vendors battle for supremacy in saturated CEE market, says IDC
May 22, 10:34
Tablet and 2-in-1 shipments in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) declined by more than 20% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same quarter in 2014, according to the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Quarterly Tablet Tracker published by IDC. Key factors in the expected market downturn...
Acer revenues decrease in April
Stockwatch - May 12, 15:17
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.824 billion (US$515 million) for April 2015, representing a 36.05% drop on month and 17.81% drop on year.
Gigabyte reports April 2015 revenues
Stockwatch - May 11, 22:00
Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.8 billion (US$123.83 million) for April 2015, representing a 13.5% drop on month and 9.12% drop on year.
MSI sees over 10% revenue drop for April 2015
Stockwatch - May 11, 21:59
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.86 billion (US$190.97 million) for April 2015, representing a 14.07% drop on month and 19.74% drop on year.
Quanta Computer reports revenues for April 2015
Stockwatch - May 11, 21:55
Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$67.52 billion (US$2.2 billion) for April 2015, representing a 15.65% drop on month and 6.98% drop on year.
Acer targeting China, India, Malaysia and the Philippines for BYOC business
May 11, 15:30
Taiwan-based Acer is looking to export its cloud computing services to other countries and has targeted China, India, Malaysia and the Philippines as it looks for local system integrators for cooperation. Acer's president of Pan-Asia Pacific Regional Operation Oliver Ahrens noted that the company is...
Acer aiming to become top-3 in India PC market in 2 years
May 11, 15:20
Acer's president of Pan-Asia Pacific Regional Operation Oliver Ahrens pointed out that the company is looking to become the third-largest notebook vendor in India in two years and in addition to brand promotions, the company is also expanding its sales channels in the country and strengthening its...
Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2015
May 10, 17:46
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.
Tablet market losing demand
May 4, 22:07
Apple has recently reported results for the fiscal second quarter of 2015 ended March 28, 2015 and saw strong iPhone 6 and Mac products shipments, but its iPad shipments were only 12.62 million units, down 23% on year, showing that demand for tablets is shrinking quickly and most tablet players are...
Acer March revenues down over 19% on year
Stockwatch - Apr 13, 10:53
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.744 billion (US$792 million) for March 2015, representing a 19.86% increase on month, but decreasing 19.64% on year.
Win Semi 1Q15 sales rise 3.5%
Apr 8, 21:22
Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors saw its first-quarter revenues increase 3.5% sequentially bucking seasonal trends.
Asustek to add fingerprint ID function to ZenFone in 2H15, says paper
Newswatch - Mar 30, 23:02
Asustek Computer is planning to add fingerprint identification functionality to its ZenFone smartphones in the second half, at the soonest and the function will become a default feature for the ZenFone 3 in 2016, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report citing company president Jerry...
China market buoying iPhone shipments
Mar 24, 20:58
Sales of Apple's iPhone 6 have been strong particularly in China driving growth in the smartphone's shipments, according to sources at upstream suppliers.
Qualcomm vying for chip orders from Samsung
Mar 23, 23:26
Qualcomm, which is believed to have lost processor orders for the Galaxy S6 series smartphones from Samsung Electronics, is vying for orders for the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, according to industry sources.
Supply chain has weak order visibility for 3Q15 despite Windows 10 launch
Mar 23, 15:32
With Intel having recently lowered its revenue forecast for the first quarter, sources from the upstream supply chain have pointed out that channel demand remains weak and order visibility until the third quarter is still unclear. Despite the fact that Microsoft is planning to release Windows 10 in...
Asustek recruiting new blood for emerging businesses
Mar 19, 13:32
Asustek Computer is planning to hire 1,000 new employees in 2015 starting March as the company has been aggressively expanding its emerging businesses such as Internet of things (IoT) and wearable devices. Asustek currently has about 10,000 employees worldwide.
VAIO expected to become strong competitor to Sony in smartphone industry
Mar 16, 22:18
Japan-based notebook brand vendor VAIO, originally Sony's notebook department that was later sold to investment firm Japan Industrial Partners (JIP), has recently launched a VAIO branded smartphone and is expected to become a strong competitors of Sony's Xperia smartphones, according to sources from...
PC long-term outlook improves slightly, says IDC
Mar 13, 16:38
Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by 4.9% in 2015, a drop from the previous forecast of 3.3%, while growth projections for 2016 and 2017 were raised slightly, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Fourth-quarter-2014 results were 1.7% ahead of forecast, but economic and product...
Quanta sees revenues drop in February
Stockwatch - Mar 11, 15:10
Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$55.015 billion (US$1.74 billion) for February 2015, representing a 21.55% drop on month and 20.64% drop on year.
Acer revenues fall in February
Stockwatch - Mar 11, 14:43
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.644 billion (US$652.82 million) for February 2015, representing a 9.09% drop on month and 15.64% drop on year.
Apple unveils new ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook
Mar 10, 12:19
Apple has unveiled a new MacBook product line with every component having been redesigned to create a Mac that weighs two pounds and is 13.1mm thin, according to the vendor. The new MacBook features a 12-inch Retina display, a full-size keyboard, the new Force Touch trackpad, a USB-C port for data...
ASE grabs SiP module orders for iPhone 6S and 7, says report
Stockwatch - Mar 9, 21:50
A recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report quoted sources from Apple's supply chain as saying that Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has obtained assembly orders for SiP (system-in-package) modules used in the iPhone 6S and 7 devices, which are slated for launch at the...
Notebook ODMs see on-month revenue decline in February
Mar 9, 21:33
Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have announced their revenues for February, all dropping from a month ago. Wistron's February revenues had the least on-month decline among the three.
Taiwan market: Alienware returns
Mar 9, 11:46
Dell has launched its new Alienware gaming notebooks in Taiwan with a top-end 17-inch model priced as high as NT$127,900 (US$4,074). Dell Taiwan president Terence Liao pointed out that Dell sees great potential in Taiwan's niche PC market segments.
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.