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  • 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: Monday 26 January 2015 [2877 news items]

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...

Free upgrade to Windows 10 unlikely to boost notebook replacement

Jan 23, 15:25

Microsoft has announced Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8 for the first year, but sources from the notebook supply chain believe the strategy is unlikely...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments in 1Q15 to exceed 38 million units

Jan 20, 19:56

There will be 38.525 million notebooks shipped globally during the first quarter of 2015, decreasing 16.4% on quarter and 2.4% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Notebook panel pricing drops in mid-January

Jan 20, 14:35

Notebook panel pricing has dropped 1-2% as of mid-January, with 14- and 15.6-inch units seeing the biggest declines, according to statistics compiled by DisplaySearch.

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments in 4Q14 over 46 million units

Jan 15, 23:28

There were an estimated 46.059 million notebooks shipped globally during the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing by 3.1% on quarter and remaining unchanged on year, according to Digitimes...

China notebook component makers halt capacity expansion, say Taiwan makers

Jan 12, 15:34

China-based notebook component makers have temporarily stopped expansion of production capacities due to continual wage hikes and short supply of labor in China, according to Taiwan-based...

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...

Inventec notebook shipments down, Wistron up in December

Jan 9, 14:09

Inventec shipped 1.4 million notebooks in December, slipping on month by 200,000 units, while Wistron's notebook shipments for the month totaled two million units, up from November's...

Good Way Technology to expand capacity for docking stations

Jan 8, 12:09

Taiwan-based notebook USB docking station maker Good Way Technology plans to invest NT$700 million (US$21.86 million) to expand its plants in Kunshan, China and construction on the...

Notebook supply chain building up inventories to minimize impact from labor shortage

Jan 8, 08:48

To avoid a labor shortage caused by the Lunar New Year holidays from impacting their shipments, notebook component suppliers have been building up their inventories recently with...

Quanta plastic chassis subsidiary cutting capacity due to weak notebook shipments

Jan 5, 21:56

Quanta Computer's plastic chassis manufacturing subsidiary has recently started reducing its production capacity in response to declining notebook shipments, according to Quanta Co...

Wistron to make investment in telematics device maker

Dec 29, 11:10

Notebook ODM Wistron has decided to step into the telematics segment by committing investment in Taiwan-based Join-link International Technology, which focuses on production of car...

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...

Notebook panel pricing declines 1% throughout mid-December, says DisplaySearch

Dec 26, 11:52

Entering the traditional slow season, notebook panel demand is slowing in December. Some mobile brands' set inventories are piling up in the channel as some prepare for the Chinese...

Digitimes Research: Sub-US$300 15.6-inch Chromebooks to fuel notebook competition in 1Q15

Dec 25, 15:59

In addition to Acer, which is set to launch a Broadwell-U-based 15.6-inch Chromebook in March 2015, Dell is planning to launch a 15.6-inch Chromebook with similar specifications in...

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...

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...

Notebook orders from Russia decreasing, say Taiwan ODMs

Dec 19, 14:04

Notebook orders from channel retailers and regional brands in Russia have been decreasing due to impacts of the Russian rouble's drastic devaluation, according to Taiwan-based ODMs...

SSD/HDD hybrid business-use notebooks expected to increase in 2015

Dec 16, 22:03

In view of continual drops in SSD prices, notebook vendors are more willing to adopt SSD/HDD hybrid storage devices for business-use models in 2015, with the proportion of hybrid...

Taiwan notebook ODMs looking to expand medical electronics business

Dec 12, 12:03

In view of stagnant demand for notebooks, Taiwan-based notebook ODMs are turning to focus on strengthening their medical electronics business and are forming relationships with hospitals,...

Taiwan ODMs pushing into medical electronics industry

Pegatron reports 30% on-year revenue growth for November

Stockwatch - Dec 11, 15:46

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$118.14 billion (NT$3.79 billion) for November 2014, representing a 1.57% drop on month and 30.64% increase on year.

Acer sees slight on-month growth in November revenues

Dec 10, 21:41

Acer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$28.49 billion (US$912.92 million) for November, up 0.94% on month, but down 7.33% on year, and combined consolidated revenues for the...

Quanta sees slight on-month decline in revenues, but growth in notebook shipments in November

Dec 10, 21:38

Quanta Computer saw its November consolidated revenues drop 1.4% on month and 17.8% on year to reach NT$80.83 billion (US$2.59 billion), but combined consolidated revenues from January-November...

Asustek November revenues buoyed by smartphone demand

Dec 9, 15:38

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$48.95 billion (US$1.57 billion) for November, up 5.1% on month, but down slightly by 0.72% on year, and combined consolidated...

Notebook supply chain mulling shift back to production plants in China coastal areas

Dec 9, 13:59

Notebook supply chain players have recently started considering a return to their original production hubs in coastal cities of Southeastern China such as Kunshan since the Chongqing...

Wistron sees on-year revenue growth in November

Dec 8, 21:28

Wistron has announced consolidated revenues of NT$56.36 billion (US$1.81 billion) for November, down 2.45% on month, but up 14.27% on year and combined consolidated revenues of NT$531.59...

Digitimes Research: Lenovo mobile device shipments to lead Samsung by 9 million units in 2015

Dec 8, 16:16

Enjoying growths in both tablet and notebook shipments, Lenovo is estimated to beat Samsung Electronics in mobile computing device shipments (notebooks and tablets) by about one million...

Digitimes Research: Notebook shipments to see over 10% on-month growth in November

Dec 5, 14:14

Because of Hewlett-Packard's (HP) stable enterprise notebook orders and strong low-cost consumer notebook orders, both the global top-five brand vendors and top-three ODMs have seen...

Global touch-screen notebook shipments in 2015 estimated at 25-27 million units

Dec 5, 10:20

There will be an estimated 25-27 million touch screen notebooks shipped globally in 2015, accounting for 15-17% of all notebooks, up from 13-15% in 2014, according to Taiwan-based...

Asustek aims at 3rd-largest global notebook market share in 2015

Dec 3, 14:46

Asustek Computer aims to ship at least 22.1 million notebooks to have the third-largest global market share in 2015, with more than 30% of the shipments to be low-cost Transformer...

Asustek catching up quickly with MSI in gaming notebook business

Dec 2, 14:32

Asustek Computer's good brand recognition in the high-end PC segment and price cut strategy, has reportedly helped the company to surpass Micro-Star International (MSI) in gaming...

Touchscreen clamshell notebooks to be phased out of the market

Dec 1, 15:32

Despite Microsoft and Intel aggressively promoting clamshell-type touchscreen notebooks, orders for such devices from vendors have already disappeared completely, and after existing...

Tablet shipments expected to decline 3.5% in 2015, says firm

Nov 28, 11:08

Notebook shipments will grow 0.6% in 2015 to 174.6 million units, while tablet shipments will decline 3.5% to 185.6 million units, according to TrendForce.

PC outlook remains cautious, despite modest 3Q14 gains, says IDC

Nov 26, 16:05

Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by 2.7% in 2014, an improvement from the previous forecast of negative 3.7%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Although...

Acer, Asustek pushing Chromebooks and inexpensive notebooks

Nov 25, 14:41

Acer is set to invest heavily in Chromebook development in 2015 with related shipments to grow over 50% on year to reach 4.8 million units. Meanwhile, Asustek Computer is also planning...

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    Panasonic 3E 2-in-1

    The Panasonic 3E is a tablet that comes with a detachable keyboard to deliver notebook capabilities. It is built on Intel's 2-in-1 reference design as a device for K-12 students....

    Photo: Company, Jul 10.

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    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet/notebook

    Microsoft has introduced the Surface Pro 3, a tablet and also a notebook. The device has multiple processor, RAM and storage options intersect with a design that, with a simple snap...

    Photo: Company, May 22.

  • Toshiba+Satellite+P55t

    Toshiba Satellite P55t

    Toshiba has unveiled its new Satellite P55t, featuring 15.6-inch diagonal Ultra HD TruBrite touchscreen display technology in addition to IPS technology. Each Ultra HD display is...

    Photo: Company, Apr 22.

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    Asustek ZenFone series

    Asustek Computer has unveiled in Las Vegas its latest product lineup including the Intel-based entry-level ZenFone smartphone series, the new PadFone mini smartphone, the PadFone...

    Photo: Digitimes, Jan 7.

  • Microsoft+Surface+Pro+2+tablet

    Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet

    The Surface Pro 2 is the successor to Surface Pro and, like its predecessor, is a notebook replacement, capable of running all Windows' software including the full Microsoft Office...

    Photo: Company, Sep 26.

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