Compal 2015 shipment goals unchanged, says president
Jun 29, 11:00
Compal Electronics in early 2015 set a goal of shipping 45.2 million notebooks, 50.5 million tablets, smartphones and other smart mobile devices as well as 4.4 million LCD TVs in 2105, and although global demand for such products so far in 2015 has been short of original expectation, the ODM's shipmment...
Commentary: The gaming notebook industry heats up
Jun 23, 12:40
Competition in the gaming notebook segment is surely to become keener in the second half of 2015 as notebook brands including Acer, Asustek Computer, Dell, Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI) together are expected to launch at least 10 new 15- to 17-inch gaming notebooks in the fourth...
IC suppliers expect orders to flow in August
Jun 17, 14:56
Downstream clients are expected to step up their pace of orders between the end of July and early August as they are about to complete inventory clearance and begin preparing for new product roll-outs, according to sources at IC suppliers.
Global wearable shipments to reach 45-50 million in 2015
Jun 17, 11:42
The release of the Apple Watch will help accelerate the growth of the wearable market, pushing global shipments of wearable devices to 45-50 million units in 2015, up 125-150% from 20 million units shipped a year earlier, according to sources at Taiwan's supply chain.
High inventory levels signal further declines for MEA PC market, says IDC
Jun 15, 15:42
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market suffered an on-year decline of 9.6% in the first quarter of 2015, with shipments to the region totaling 4.3 million units. That's according to the latest market insights by IDC, which attributed the market's poor performance to currency fluctuations in a number...
Asustek net profit deceases in 2014
Jun 12, 15:20
Asustek Computer has posted consolidated revenues of NT$477.4 billion (US$15.43 billion) for 2014, up 3% on year and net profit of NT$19.47 billion, down 9% on year. The 2014 net profit dropped on year because in 2013 the company's earnings were boosted by substantial non-operating incomes from selling...
Asustek revenues drop on year in May
Stockwatch - Jun 10, 16:32
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.682 billion (US$1.09 billion) for May 2015, representing a 1.94% increase on month and 8.58% drop on year.
Acer revenues drop on year in May
Stockwatch - Jun 10, 16:31
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.664 billion (US$571.61 million) for May 2015, representing a 11.63% increase on month and 30.86% drop on year.
HiTi Digital to launch 2nd-generation Pringo portable photo printer
Jun 10, 15:56
Dye-sublimation-based digital photo printer and card printer maker HiTi Digital has unveiled second-generation Pringo, a portable digital photo printer model, and will launch it in Taiwan and Hong Kong in July 2015 as well as Japan, South Korea, the US, and Europe in 2016, according to the company.
Compal ships 3.1 million notebooks, Inventec 1.3 million in May
Jun 10, 15:49
Notebook ODM Compal Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$64.55 billion (US$2.09 billion) for May, up 4.72% on month, but down 5.08% on year and its notebook shipments for the month totaled 3.1 million units, up from 2.6 million units in April. Meanwhile, Inventec shipped 1.3 million...
Cadence, TSMC collaborate on IoT IP subsystem
Jun 9, 11:20
Cadence Design Systems has announced that it is collaborating with TSMC on the development of an Internet of Things (IoT) IP subsystem demonstration platform for TSMC's ultra-low power (ULP) process. Targeting wearable, home automation, always-on and industrial control applications, the IP subsystem...
Computex 2015: Microsoft showcases Windows 10 devices from partners
Jun 4, 16:05
At Computex 2015, during a keynote addressed at the Taipei International Convention Center, Nick Parker, corporate vice president OEM Division, Microsoft, discussed how Windows 10 is enabling the next generation of devices and cloud-based solutions. Parker highlighted the vast opportunities that Windows...
TCA chairman optimistic about Taiwan ICT industries despite challenges
Jun 3, 11:59
Computex has evolved into one of the biggest and most important ICT trade shows in the world since its first edition was launched 35 years ago. Computex 2015, which boasts a record number of more than 5,000 exhibition booths, is expected to remain as a robust platform where vendors showcase their new...
Intel to acquire Altera for US$16.7 billion
Jun 2, 11:47
Intel and Altera have jointly announced a definitive agreement under which Intel would acquire Altera for US$54 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$16.7 billion.
Welcome to the Computex of Things
Jun 1, 19:36
Computex Taipei, the largest ICT trade show in Asia and the second largest in the world, will begin its 35th year today, attracting over 130,000 visitors, including 38,000 international visitors. While Computex will feature more than 1,700 exhibitors and more than 5,000 booths, this year the show will...
Microsoft to address Google Chromebook competition through Windows 10 pricing
Jun 1, 19:23
With Windows 10 set to be launched later this summer, Microsoft will enjoy a lot of attention at this year's Computex, as visitors look to get a better glimpse into how the operating system and the apps that run on it handles various devices being displayed at the show. However, while the technology...
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...