Acer online ticket services deserve praise, says founder
Jan 29, 15:00
Acer's recently handling of online ticket sales for concerts by Taiwan-based singer Jody Chiang through its cloud system was a success despite some quarrels during the process, according to Acer's founder Stan Shih.
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments grow 16.9% sequentially in 4Q14
Jan 29, 11:04
Although white-box tablet shipments declined in the fourth quarter of 2014, global overall tablet shipments in the quarter still grew sequentiallyby 16.9% to reach 74.77 million units thanks to Apple and non-Apple first-tier vendors' strong performances, according to Digitimes Research's latest report...
Global 3Q14 smartphone and tablet chip markets rise, says Strategy Analytics
Jan 26, 23:22
The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market grew 16% on year to US$5.6 billion in the third quarter of 2014, according to Strategy Analytics. Qualcomm maintained its market lead with 51% revenue share, followed by Apple with 19% revenue share and MediaTek with 15% revenue share.
Notebook vendors eye 12-inch notebooks
Jan 26, 22:25
Many notebook brand vendors are planning to release 12-inch notebooks for 2015 and expect the 12-inch product segment to enjoy the fastest growth for the year, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Acer looks to stable smartphone business, says CEO
Jan 26, 16:35
Acer's smartphone business has not yet turned profitable, but it will continue to adopt a stable business model to look for business opportunities in the market, according to company CEO Jason Chen.
Intel said to form stylus alliance
Jan 23, 16:05
Intel has recently invited several touch sensor IC designers to form an alliance, looking to establish a specification standard for stylus to make the input device usable across different mobile devices including the tablet, notebook and smartphone, according to sources from IC designers.
Profitability is priority, says Acer CEO
Jan 20, 14:59
Acer has modified its business operational strategies from focusing on revenues and market share to maximizing net profit, and it aims to hike revenue proportions for mobile terminal devices and cloud computing services based on PC sales, according to company CEO Jason Chen.
ECS sees Classmate PCs and Liva X mini PCs boost profits
Jan 20, 13:49
Despite seeing motherboard shipments and profits continuing to decline, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is enjoying stable profits from its Classmate PC and Liva X mini PC product lines which together contributed about 30% of ECS' overall revenues in 2014, according to company president Sunny Yang...
Taiwan market: PC vendors step up competition
Jan 19, 15:14
Toshiba reportedly will turn to focus mainly on enterprise products in Taiwan in 2015 as parts of its plan to gradually phase out from the consumer market worldwide and vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo and Dell are all aggressively looking to fill in the empty spot to be left by Toshiba,...
Worldwide PC shipments grow 1% in 4Q14, says Gartner
Jan 15, 16:12
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 83.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, a 1% increase from the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Gartner. These results indicate a slow, but consistent improvement following more than two years of decline.
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to decline 11.8% in 2015
Jan 15, 15:07
Global tablet shipments are estimated to drop 11.8% on year to reach 244 million units in 2015 as demand for high-end and entry-level tablets has both become saturated, while large-size smartphones and inexpensive notebooks are gradually taking demand away from the device, according to Digitimes Research's...
Commentary: Foxconn achieves success in one-stop service
Jan 15, 14:30
The Foxconn Group's one-stop service integrating design, manufacturing and sales has achieved initial success in the release of Nokia N1 in China recently, where the initial shipments of 20,000 units were sold out in four minutes and orders for the device have kept growing.
Acer sees slightly increased December revenues
Jan 13, 12:02
Acer has announced revenues of NT$28.98 billion (US$913 million) for December, growing 1.72% on month and 2.09% on year. For all of 2014, revenues amounted to NT$329.84 billion, decreasing 8.4% from a year and representing the lowest annual level since 2007.
Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2014
Jan 11, 17:16
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.
Asustek reports revenues for December 2014
Stockwatch - Jan 9, 16:06
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$42.26 billion (US$1.32 billion) for December 2014, representing a 13.66% drop on month and 5.95% increase on year.
Foxconn SiP subsidiary to list on TSE
Jan 8, 07:42
ShunSin Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) specializing in assembly and test of system-in-package (SiP) modules, plans to have its stock listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) around the end of January.
MediaTek intros new chip for wearable devices
Jan 8, 00:59
MediaTek has announced its MT2601 SoC for wearable devices based on Google's Android Wear software. By enabling Android Wear on MT2601, MediaTek is offering a comprehensive platform solution for device makers to implement their own hardware and software.
CES 2015: Asustek showcases ZenFone 2, ZenFone Zoom
Jan 7, 14:51
Asustek Computer is exhibiting two Android 5.0-based smartphones, the ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Zoom, at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas during January 6-9.
Tablet sales continue to be slow in 2015, says Gartner
Jan 6, 16:03
After a troubled year in 2014, the global tablet market is not returning to the levels of growth seen in the last four years as demand for tablets will continue to be slow in 2015. Gartner estimates that worldwide tablet sales will reach 233 million units in 2015, an 8% increase from 2014.
Rugged PC vendor Getac sees revenue growth in 2014
Jan 6, 14:57
Taiwan-based rugged PC vendor Getac Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.76 billion (US$54.97 million) for December, up 15% on month and 23% on year, and NT$16.28 billion for 2014, up 8% from 2013.
Asustek ships 8 million smartphones in 2014
Jan 6, 12:04
Asustek Computer achieved shipments of eight million smartphones in 2014 and though the business is still suffering from losses, the company is confident it will achieve profitable operations and double its smartphone shipments in 2015, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
CES 2015 to see few surprises
Jan 5, 14:59
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 may not offer as many surprises as in the previous years since the product focuses for the upcoming show will mainly be on smart home solutions, wearable devices and automobile Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, which still have not yet fully developed, according...
Digitimes Research: Asustek EeeBook X205 to see poor performance in 4Q14
Dec 30, 12:02
Asustek Computer's US$199 11.6-inch EeeBook X205 notebook (clamshell-type design), released during the IFA 2014 show, will only achieve shipments of 200,000 units in the fourth quarter and Digitimes Research believes if the inexpensive low-specification Wintel product is unable to find a new business...
Acer ranks as top consumer notebook vendor in Brazil in 3Q14
Dec 29, 11:08
Acer has said that it ranked as the top vendor for consumer notebooks in Brazil in the third quarter of 2014, accounting for 16.2% market share and registering 18.6% on-quarter growth in shipments. The company cited data from IDC.
Acer changes EMEA, Pan-America presidents
Stockwatch - Dec 25, 15:41
Acer has announced that its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, Africa) operations president Luca Rossi will resign and the position will be succeeded by Emmanuel Fromont, currently Pan-America Operations president.
Sony ready to launch large-size tablet in 1H15
Dec 25, 14:57
In addition to Samsung Electronics and Apple, Sony is also expected to launch a large-size tablet in the first half of 2015 and the device will enter mass production shortly, according to sources from the related supply chain.
Taiwan market: Asustek launches ZenWatch
Dec 25, 12:29
Asustek Computer has launched its Android Wear-based smartwatch, the ZenWatch in Taiwan, priced at NT$5,990 (US$188). Company CEO Jerry Shen pointed out that monthly production capacity for ZenWatch is about 50,000 units, but it is insuffcient to meet the demand.
China government tightens tax incentives, subsidies to enterprises
Dec 23, 12:21
China's State Council has recently ordered its local governments to fully re-inspect their existing subsidy and tax-cut programs for enterprises and they will also need to receive the State Council's agreement before offering any new incentives to enterprises. Such a move has raised concern among the...
Computex 2015 out of booths
Dec 22, 21:58
Although Computex 2015 will not begin until June 2015, booths for the show have already sold out as many emerging players in the cloud computing and Internet of thing (IoT) industries are looking to promote their innovations and products via the show, according to the show host Taipei Computer Association...
Taiwan, China notebook vendors halt notebook sales in Russia, report says
Newswatch - Dec 22, 16:20
Asustek Computer, Acer, Micro-Star International (MSI), Gigabyte Technology and Lenovo have stopped selling their notebooks in Russia as they have been suffering losses due to a free fall of the country's currency, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Digitimes Research: Verizon to ship three million own-brand tablets in 2015
Dec 17, 15:47
Several mobile communication industry-related players have achieved strong tablet sales for 2014 and in addition to brand vendors such as Lenovo and Huawei, several telecom carriers are also achieving good results selling own-brand 4G tablets that bundle with their telecom services, according to Digitimes...
Android inspires another bright quarter for MEA tablet market, says IDC
Dec 15, 16:13
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) tablet market continued to record strong on-year growth in the third quarter of 2014, spurred by a huge increase in shipments of Android-based devices. The latest figures announced by IDC showed that the market expanded 29.6% in volume terms during the quarter to reach...
MEA PC market braves stormy conditions to record shipment growth, says IDC
Dec 15, 09:59
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market posted on-year growth in the third quarter of 2014, spurred in large part by two significant education deals in Pakistan and the revival of the market in Egypt. The latest figures from IDC showed that the market expanded 2.1% in terms of shipments during the...