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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 14 April 2014 [2708 news items]

Global notebook demand to remain weak in 1H14, say Taiwan makers

Dec 4, 11:08

Viewing that notebook vendors have taken conservative attitudes in developing new models for launch in 2014, global demand for notebooks is expected to remain stagnant in the first...

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Tablets and smartphones drive demand for SCDs in Western Europe, says IDC

Dec 3, 15:19

The smart connected device (SCD) market continued to post strong growth in the third quarter of 2013, with combined shipments of PCs, tablets, and smartphones reaching almost 55 million...

PC shipments to fall by double digits in 2013, says IDC

Dec 3, 14:34

Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by 10.1% in 2013, slightly below the previous projection of 9.7%, and by far the most severe yearly contraction on record, according to...

ODMs to see TV shipments sink in 2013

Dec 2, 14:39

Some ODMs will see their shipments of TVs decline sharply in 2013 due to decreasing global TV demand, according to industry sources.

Analog IC suppliers look to slight rebound in orders in November-December

Nov 27, 22:09

Taiwan-based analog IC vendors expect orders from the notebook sector to increase 5% sequentially in November and another 5% in December as supply chains in Taiwan and China replenish...

Prolonged Ivy Bridge life-cycle affects Intel 2014 CPU roadmap

Nov 27, 22:05

Intel's slow transition from Ivy Bridge to Haswell has impacted the CPU maker's original roadmap for 2014 as Ivy Bridge remains the mainstream platform of the notebook industry and...

Tablets to make up 50% of PC market in 2014, says Canalys

Nov 27, 14:46

In 2014 tablets will almost out-ship all other PC form factors combined, forming almost 50% of the total client PC market (desktops, notebooks, and tablets), according to a prediction...

Automation becomes latest trend in notebook ODM industry

Nov 19, 16:03

Facing rising labor costs, several notebook ODMs such as Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics are starting to push automation across their production lines in China for 2014. Compal...

Time ripe for development of smart peripherals: Q&A with Arima Communications president Owen Chen

Nov 19, 11:34

Smartphone ODM Arima Communications has decided to expand its product lines to include tablets, smart accessories and other new products, optimizing its platform development expertise...

Arima president Owen Chen

Europe expected to see notebook shipment rebound

Nov 18, 22:33

Notebook shipments in Europe are expected to rebound in the near future as many brand vendors have recently started preparing inventory for the market's year-end shopping season....

Clevo sees profit growth from notebook and China shopping mall businesses

Nov 18, 22:31

Taiwan-based second-tier notebook maker Clevo saw its consolidated revenues grow 6% sequentially to NT$4.4 billion (US$149.49 million) in the third quarter with its net profits dropping...

Tablets unable to replace notebooks, says Quanta chairman

Nov 18, 13:35

While global notebook sales in 2013 are expected to significantly decrease on year mainly due to fast growing demand for tablets, it is impossible for tablets to replace notebooks...

Asustek expects 10% growth in 2014 notebook shipment, says CEO

Nov 14, 11:53

Asustek Computer expects its notebook/convertible notebook shipments in 2014 to increase 10% on year mainly due to large growth in shipments of New EeePC and Chromebook models, company...

Wistron to see shipments decline, but profits grow for notebooks in 2014

Nov 14, 11:07

Wistron saw its gross margins return above 5% in the third quarter and expects the percentage to continue increasing in 2014 despite a decline in notebook shipments, which are estimated...

Compal looking to ship 40 million notebooks in 2014

Nov 13, 22:05

Compal Electronics expects its notebook shipments to reach 40 million units in 2014, up slightly on year, with shipments of tablets to grow significantly to 15 million units, according...

Quanta October notebook shipments down 7.5%

Nov 12, 19:54

The largest Taiwan-based notebook ODM Quanta Computer shipped 3.7 million units in October, slipping 7.5% on month, according to the company.

Samsung places fewer notebook component orders than expected

Nov 11, 11:05

Samsung Electronics' component orders from June to October 2013 were reportedly only 40% of the Korea-based vendor's original forecast, while Apple's iMac shipments during the same...

ODM notebook shipments to remain weak in 4Q13

Nov 7, 16:14

Notebook shipments from Taiwan-based ODMs will remain weak in the fourth quarter as strong demand for tablets will continue to squeeze the notebook market, according to industry so...

Acer October notebook shipments down sequentially

Nov 6, 14:03

Acer shipped 1.4 million notebooks in October, dropping 10% on month, and is expected to ship 4.5 million units in the fourth quarter, according to notebook supply chain makers.

Digitimes Research: Overall shipments from top-5 notebook vendors drop in October

Nov 5, 15:50

The global top-5 notebook brand vendors saw their combined shipments drop 18% on month in October, while the top-3 notebook ODMs together also saw an on-month shipment drop of 14%.

Notebook touchscreen controller chip prices drop lower than US$1

Nov 4, 22:00

Notebook touchscreen controller chips have recently seen their prices drop sharply with some even reaching below US$1, down from around US$4 in July, as notebook vendors have turned...

Notebook ODMs demanding upstream supply chain shares cloud costs

Nov 4, 12:51

To increase profits, some notebook ODMs have recently started demanding their upstream component partners share the costs of their jointly developed cloud computing projects. Most...

Notebook market achieves sequential growth in 3Q13, but annual plunge continues, says IHS

Oct 31, 16:30

Mobile PC shipments worldwide are estimated to have reached 47.9 million units in the third quarter, up 6% from the second quarter. This represents the largest sequential growth since...

Taiwan market: Asustek launches Transformer Book Trio TX201

Oct 31, 16:15

Asustek Computer has launched the Transformer Book Trio TX201, a convertible notebook, tablet and desktop, in the Taiwan market at a retail price of NT$39,900 (US$1,353).

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments expected to drop almost 7% in 2014

Oct 29, 12:01

Global notebook shipments are expected to drop 13% on year in 2013 and decline further by 6.6% in 2014 to reach only 159 million units, as tablets continue to outshine notebooks.

Notebook ODMs see inland plants only able to deliver 60% of orders due to labor shortage

Oct 28, 22:22

The labor shortage at Taiwan notebook ODMs' plants in Chongqing, China is reportedly becoming more serious recently and the plants are currently only able to deliver 60% of their...

Notebook shipments rise 10% in 3Q13, says firm

Oct 25, 12:11

According to WitsView, global notebook shipments in the third quarter of 2013 reached 43.4 million units, rising 10.1% on quarter, making the period the only quarter that showed double-digit...

Taiwan ODMs expect mild sequential growth in 4Q13 notebook shipments

Oct 25, 11:02

Shipments of notebooks to be launched in the peak sales period prior to new year began in October, but shipments in the fourth quarter are expected to increase on quarter by less...

Vendors remain confident about touchscreen notebooks in 2014

Oct 23, 21:47

Despite the failure to raise touchscreen notebook demand in 2013, several notebook brand vendors including Acer and Asustek Computer are still planning to release more products in...

Apple updates MacBook Pro specifications; launches new Mac Pro

Oct 23, 14:33

Apple has updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with fourth-generation Intel Core processors, the latest graphics, longer battery life, faster flash storage and next-generation...

Apple announces iPad Air and Retina-featured iPad mini

Oct 23, 11:40

Apple has announced the iPad Air featuring a 9.7-inch Retina display. Weighed one pound, iPad Air is 20% thinner and 28% lighter than the fourth-generation iPad, and with a narrower...

Windows 8.1 models unlikely to ignite PC demand

Oct 18, 11:53

The PC market is unlikely to reverse its decline in 2013 and 2014 despite the arrival of new Windows 8.1 devices, sources in the supply chain have commented.

Intel Broadwell CPU delay to help PC vendors regain pace

Oct 16, 21:44

Intel's decision to delay the mass shipment schedule of its 14nm Broadwell-based processors by one quarter from the end of 2013 is expected to buy brand vendors some time to finish...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan notebook shipments to drop to only 35 million units in 4Q13

Oct 15, 15:38

Global notebook shipments are expected to drop 3.2% sequentially and 13.4% on year in the fourth quarter as brand vendors' new notebook models featuring entry-level/mid-range Haswell...

Catcher becomes largest chassis supplier of Dell enterprise notebooks

Oct 14, 21:39

Taiwan-based metal chassis maker Catcher Technology is said to have landed 80% of Dell's enterprise notebook chassis orders for 2014 as the US-based vendor has decided to adopt metal...

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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.

  • Gigabyte+P27K+gaming+notebook

    Gigabyte P27K gaming notebook

    Gigabyte Technology has released a new gaming notebook, the P27K with a 17.3-inch Full HD 1080p display. The notebook features a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor and an...

    Photo: Company, Sep 24.

  • Acer+Aspire+R7%2D572+notebook

    Acer Aspire R7-572 notebook

    With the Ezel hinge, Acer's Aspire R7-572 notebook has four modes of operation: a traditional notebook; a table top pad; a touch display; and the unique Ezel mode, which allows the...

    Photo: Company, Sep 5.

  • Acer+Aspire+V+series+notebook

    Acer Aspire V series notebook

    Acer's V series product lines offers specifications of 15.6-inch, 14-inch and 11.6-inch displays. All models are available with a choice of touch or non-touch panel. They are also...

    Photo: Company, Jul 23.

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