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Taiwan notebook ODMs
  • Taiwan notebook Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) account for more than 90% of global notebook production and Digitimes is there to provide daily updates on shipments, supplier contracts and financial data on the more than 10 Taiwan makers involved in notebook manufacturing.

    Last update: Thursday 8 October 2015 [2997 news items]

Microsoft Surface Book may bring more pressure to notebook vendors

Oct 8, 13:48

Microsoft has unveiled its latest Surface Pro 4 2-in-1 device and the Surface Book, also a 2-in-1 device, but featuring notebook-class performance. Some market watchers are concerned...

Inventec enjoys revenue growth in September

Oct 7, 22:14

Inventec has announced consolidated revenues of NT$40.5 billion (US$1.25 billion) for September, up 23.85% on month and 10.15% on year, thanks to growths in all three major product...

Asustek, Acer see large sequential growth in September notebook shipments

Oct 7, 15:26

Asustek Computer shipped two million notebooks globally in September, hiking 127.3% from 88,000 units in August, while Acer shipped 1.7 million units, increasing 41.7% from 1.2 million,...

Notebook vendors see growing demand

Oct 6, 14:19

Notebook brand vendors have recently started turning aggressive in placing orders and are expected to see strong shipment performances in October and further growth in November as...

Pegatron lands OEM orders for Asustek gaming notebook

Sep 30, 14:57

Pegatron Technology has obtained orders for Asustek Computer's gaming notebooks including the GX700 flagship model featuring GTX980 graphics card, a 17-inch Ultra HD panel and water-cooling,...

Notebook vendors interested in using more common components, say Taiwan makers

Sep 29, 20:32

Notebook vendors are interested in adopting more common components including motherboards, heat-sinks, hinges and chassis in an attempt to minimize production costs, according to...

Notebook vendors gearing up to push new 2-in-1s in 4Q15

Sep 29, 13:41

Notebook brand vendors including Asustek Computer, Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell are preparing to launch their new Skylake-based 2-in-1 devices starting October and...

Asustek takes 40% share in global gaming notebook shipments in 1H15

Sep 25, 12:33

Asustek Computer was the largest gaming notebook vendor in the first half of 2015 and acquired a share of around 40% in shipments of gaming notebooks featuring Nvidia GeForce GTX...

Inventec Appliances helping Xiaomi develop notebook

Sep 23, 16:01

Inventec's affiliated smartphone ODM Inventec Appliances is helping China-based Xiaomi Technology develop a notebook featuring a new mobile Internet concept, with the development...

Panel makers turn to high-value products as notebook panel shipments fall short of expectations, says WitsView

Sep 23, 15:36

Notebook display panels grew 21% over the prior month to 14.43 million units in August, according to WitsView. Though the August result was impressive, inventory pressure continues...

Acer expects 80% growth in 2-in-1 device shipments in 2015

Sep 22, 15:46

With Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's upcoming Surface Pro 4 2-in-1 device expected to stimulate demand, Acer's Notebook Business Group president Jerry Kao expects the company's 2-in-1...

Several notebook vendors may not finish RFQ for 2016 orders until 4Q15

Sep 22, 12:46

Despite the fact that notebook brand vendors usually finish their request for quotation (RFQ) for notebook orders for next year before September, several vendors are currently still...

Acer expects mid-range to high-end notebooks to account for 40% sales in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 21, 15:53

Acer is planning to increase its mid-range and high-end notebooks' proportion in overall sales to 40% in 2016, double from 2015. The move is expected to help raise Acer's notebook...

Commentary: Taiwan notebook ODMs may not see profitability improve in 2H15

Sep 17, 11:05

The top-four Taiwan-based notebook ODMs all saw their profits decline significantly in the second quarter of 2015, and it still remains unclear if they can turn around in the second...

Notebook players believe September shipments will decide 4Q15 performance

Sep 14, 21:39

Notebook ODMs have mostly seen their August revenues performing better than expected, but are rather cautious about their September shipment performance as it is a key indicator for...

Pegatron August revenues increase

Sep 11, 12:09

Pegatron Technology on September 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$75.78 billion (US$2.33 billion) for August, rising 13.41% on month and 16.4% on year, and NT$635.21 billion...

Asustek sees 18% on-month growth in August revenues

Sep 10, 16:14

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$40.83 billion (US$1.25 billion) for August, up 18% on month, but down 3.2% on year. Combined consolidated revenues for January-August...

Compal sees on-month growth in August revenues; notebook shipments reach 3.2 million units

Sep 10, 15:13

Compal Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$64.23 billion (US$1.97 billion) for August, representing a 6.82% increase on month, but an 11.28% drop on year. The company...

Wistron, Inventec see rising PC shipments in August

Sep 9, 16:00

Wistron and Inventec have announced their August shipments with Wistron shipping 1.6 million notebooks in the month, up from 1.4 million units in July and expected to see the volume...

MSI facing tough competition from first-tier notebook vendors in gaming sector in 2H15

Sep 8, 15:42

Facing competitors such as Acer and Asustek Computer who are starting to expand into the gaming notebook market, Micro-Star International (MSI), which had been performing well in...

Digitimes Research: Top notebook vendors and ODMs see over 10% on-month shipment growth in August

Sep 8, 14:06

The global top-5 Wintel notebook brand vendors' combined shipments grew 17% on month in August, but compared to the same month a year ago, the volume was down 14%. Meanwhile the top-3...

Notebook retailers in Europe having difficulty clearing inventory

Sep 8, 11:39

Channel retailers in Europe are showing signs that they are suffering from slow inventory digestion and cash flow problems, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2015

Sep 6, 16:15

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...

IFA 2015: Asustek unveils gaming products

Sep 3, 15:31

In addition to several Zen-series products, Asustek Computer has unveiled new products under its gaming Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand including a water-cooling gaming notebook, the...

Acer and Asustek looking to raise notebook prices in Taiwan, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 1, 16:10

Acer is planning to raise pricing of its new PC by 4.5-5% in Taiwan in September as the NT dollar has been depreciating over the past few weeks. Asustek Computer is also planning...

Xiaomi said to release notebook in 2016 with help from Inventec and Foxconn

Sep 1, 14:26

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi reportedly is planning to launch a notebook in 2016 and is currently developing the device jointly with its ODM partners Inventec and Foxconn...

Ruggedized and gaming notebooks becoming new target of ODMs

Aug 31, 16:15

Notebook ODMs are keen to expand into to gaming and ruggedized device segments that offer high ASPs. The ruggedized notebook market also has seen about a 10% shipment growth every...

Chip orders for notebooks picking up

Aug 26, 20:53

IC demand for notebooks is picking up, and the outlook for replacement demand triggered by Microsoft's Windows 10 is more positive, according to sources at Taiwan-based PC-related...

Compal to shift notebook capacity from Chengdu factory to Kunshan

Aug 25, 20:44

Notebook ODM Compal Electronics will gradually move notebook production capacity at its factory in Chengdu City, western China, to its factory in Kunshan, eastern China, and has notified...

Asustek seeing notebook shortages in Europe, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 25, 16:04

PC demand in Europe and Asia Pacific countries has started recovering recently and Asustek Computer has even seen its notebooks suffering from shortages in Europe, according to a...

Notebook vendors start RFQ process; competition grows fierce

Aug 25, 14:12

Notebook brand vendors such as Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Toshiba have recently begun the request for quotation (RFQ) process for their notebook orders for 2016 and the...

PC-related players taking measures to survive the cold winter

Aug 24, 22:12

Many PC players have started to adopt plans to tighten their management over spending and inventory and have also halted most of their unnecessary expenses including those from personnel,...

Portable PC sales to remain flat despite Windows 10 launch, says ABI Research

Aug 20, 21:43

According to the latest market data findings from ABI Research, total system shipments for portable computing are predicted to reach 165 million units for full-year 2015, essentially...

Notebook ODMs pushing August shipments

Aug 20, 15:23

Notebook ODMs are expected to see significant on-month growths in August shipments and some makers may even achieve more than 50% growth. Since shipments will grow further in September,...

Digitimes Research: Top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 ODMs see dropping shipment performance in July

Aug 14, 15:37

After a short shipment rebound in May and June, the global top-five notebook brand vendors and top-three notebook ODMs saw their combined shipments drop 34% and 24% on month and 17%...

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    Acer Predator 17 gaming notebook

    Acer has unveiled its Predator 17 gaming notebooks, powered by Intel's Core i7-6700HQ processor. Select models feature Nvidia's GeForce GTX980M graphics card, up to 32GB of DDR4...

    Photo: Company, Sep 18.

  • Acer+Predator+15+gaming+notebook

    Acer Predator 15 gaming notebook

    Acer has unveiled its Predator 15 gaming notebooks, powered by Intel's Skylake-based Core i7-6700HQ processor. Select models feature Nvidia GeForce GTX980M graphics card, up to 32GB...

    Photo: Company, Sep 18.

  • Asustek+17%2Dinch+ROG+GX700+gaming+notebook

    Asustek 17-inch ROG GX700 gaming notebook

    Asustek Computer has unveiled a water-cooling gaming notebook, the GX700 under its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand. The GX700 features a 17-inch display and Intel's K-SKU processors...

    Photo: Company, Sep 14.

  • Asustek+EeeBook+E202+notebook

    Asustek EeeBook E202 notebook

    Asustek showcased its EeeBook E202 notebook during Computex 2015. The device features a clamshell design and an 11.6-inch display. In addition to a 9-hour battery life, the notebook...

    Photo: Joseph Tsai, Jun 12.

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    Notebooks powered by AMD new A series APUs

    AMD has announced its sixth-generation A-series accelerated processing unit (APU) in a system-on-chip (SoC) design. Previously codenamed Carrizo, the AMD A-series processor takes...

    Photo: Shih-min Fu, Jun 4.

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