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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: Wednesday 30 July 2014 [2765 news items]

Chromebook sales gaining momentum

Jan 3, 11:35

Sales of Chromebooks have started gaining momentum recently, with first-tier notebook brand vendors gearing up to introduce new models in 2014, according to industry sources.

Chromebook becoming popular

Digitimes Research: Notebook shipments suffer over 10% drop in December

Jan 2, 15:59

The global top-five notebook brand vendors and top-three ODMs, after enjoying on-month shipment growths in November, suffered on-month drops of 12% and 11% in December, respectively,...

Lenovo increases orders to notebook, tablet and smartphone supply chains

Jan 2, 15:26

Lenovo is putting in increased orders to the supply chains for notebook, tablet and smartphone products, according to industry sources.

Darfon sues Chicony over illuminated keyboard patents

Dec 27, 14:46

Taiwan-based keyboard maker Darfon recently filed a lawsuit in China against competitor Chicony Electronics for infringing its illuminated keyboard module patents.

ODM notebook shipments higher than expected in 4Q13

Dec 27, 14:07

Most notebook ODMs are expected to adjust upward their projected shipments for the fourth quarter of 2013 due to higher-than-expected shipments in November and December. ODMs are...

Notebook vendors still conservative about 2-in-1 devices in 2014

Dec 27, 11:14

Most notebook vendors are still conservative about sales of 2-in-1 notebook/tablet convertible models in 2014 despite the increasing number of 2-in-1 devices.

Notebook PCB specialists HannStar Board, GCE eyeing return to profitability

Dec 27, 10:18

HannStar Board and Gold Circuit Electronics (GCE), which specialize in the manufacture of notebook-use PCBs, are both expected to return to profitability in the fourth quarter of...

Main notebook vendors accept notebook panel price hikes, say Taiwan makers

Dec 25, 19:11

Notebook vendors including Lenovo, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Asustek Computer have accepted panel makers' hikes in prices for 15.6-inch panels due to tight supply, according to supply...

Digitimes Research: China touch panel makers to see strong shipments to smartphone, tablet, notebook segments in 2014

Dec 20, 16:15

China-based makers will ship 575.315 million touch panels for smartphones, 164.506 million units for tablets and 10.362 million units for notebooks in 2014, increasing on year by...

Wistron expects 60% of 2014 revenues generated from non-notebook products

Dec 20, 15:01

Wistron expects revenues generated from its notebook ODM business to account for 40% of its total revenues in 2014, down from 45% at the end of 2013, while sales of other product...

Inventec to push cloud computing and solar businesses for 2014-2016, says chairman

Dec 18, 22:09

Seeing difficulties achieving further growth in the notebook business, Inventec is planning to switch its focus to the cloud computing and solar industries for 2014-2016, according...

Inventec chairman Richard Lee

HP to take lead in 4Q13 notebook shipments

Dec 16, 21:41

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is expected to be the largest notebook brand vendor in the fourth quarter with shipments of 7.6 million units, leading Lenovo at 7.2 million, Dell (5.2 million),...

HP and Dell surprisingly turn to lower-priced products, says the supply chain

Dec 16, 21:36

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell have both been trying to increase their sales through releasing more low-price products recently and with Acer also taking the same approach, sources...

Some notebook vendors consent to panel price hikes, say Taiwan makers

Dec 16, 21:20

In view of growing demand for notebooks in emerging markets and business-use models, notebook panel makers have asked for price hikes and a few notebook vendors, including Hewlett-Packard,...

Notebook supply chain sees strong December orders thanks to Lunar New Year holidays

Dec 16, 14:34

The notebook supply chain is expected to see strong orders in December as brand vendors are preparing extra inventories to avoid possible supply shortages caused by the upcoming Lunar...

Notebook supply chain sees strong December orders

Compal acquires new enterprise notebook orders for 2014 from HP

Dec 11, 21:49

Compal Electronics reportedly has landed orders for Hewlett-Packard's (HP) enterprise notebooks and will start shipments in June 2014, according to sources from the upstream supply...

Brand vendors to back down from releasing touchscreen conventional notebooks in 2014

Dec 11, 21:31

Some first-tier notebook brand vendors have recently adjusted their notebook roadmaps for 2014 and will delay the releases of touchscreen conventional notebooks to focus on non-touchscreen...

Quanta November notebook shipments up 19%

Dec 10, 21:50

Quanta Computer shipped 4.4 million ODM notebooks in November, increasing 18.9% on month, according to the company.

Sonix November sales rise 11%

Dec 10, 15:22

Consumer IC design houses Sonix Technology saw its November revenues increase 10.8% sequentially to NT$333 million (US$11.24 million), thanks to a pick-up in orders for notebook webcam...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to see 2014 touch panel shipments up for smartphones, notebooks, down for tablets

Dec 10, 10:08

Taiwan-based makers together will ship 242.72 million smartphone touch panels, 51.81 million tablet touch panels and 17.76 million notebook touch panels in 2014, respectively increasing...

Growth in mobility trend spells further decline for PC market in MEA, says IDC

Dec 6, 11:57

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market continued to experience a steep decline during the third quarter of 2013, decreasing 15% in volume on year, according to research firm IDC...

Digitimes Research: Notebook vendors and ODMs post shipment gains in November

Dec 4, 16:05

Notebook shipments by the top-five brand vendors and the top-three ODMs increased 14% and 12%, respectively, on month in November, partly driven by shipments of up to three million...

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...

notebook

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...

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