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  • Synnex Technology International president Evans Tu
    IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has disclosed it has signed a contract to acquire office spaces for NT$5.087 billion (US$163 million) to house its global headquaters in a building to be built in Taipei.
  • Compal is moving production of their US-bound notebooks from Vietnam to Taiwan
    The US-China trade war is sending many manufacturers fleeing the "world's factory," with many Taiwanese makers relocating production lines to Southeast Asia or returning home. For some notebook brand vendors, Taiwan is a preferred location for producing devices heading for the US market - a preference...
  • IDC expects positive outlook on notebooks and detachable tablets
    Shipments of personal computing devices (PCDs), inclusive of traditional PCs and tablets, are expected to decline at a CAGR of 2.4% over 2019-2023, according to IDC. However, 2-in-1 devices (convertible PCs and detachable tablets) and ultraslim notebook PCs are expected to grow 5% collectively over...
  • Notebook ODMs saw mixed August revenue performances
    Quanta Computer and Wistron have both announced on-month growths, but on-year declines for their August consolidated revenues, while Pegatron saw its sales slip on month but increase on year. However, all three ODMs expect sales to pick up in the fourth quarter.
  • Apple Watch Series 5
    Apple has introduced the seventh-generation iPad, bringing more screen area and support for the full-sized Smart Keyboard to its tablet devices. It has also unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 5, debuting an Always-On Retina display.
  • Apple iPhone 11 Pro series
    Apple has announced the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, a new pro line for the vendor's smartphone series, as well as the iPhone 11 featuring a dual-camera system.
  • Wistron chairman Simon Lin
    Wistron chairman Simon Lin believes the US-China trade dispute is unlikely to end any time soon and therefore the company will continue running production lines in different parts of the world.
  • Acer ConceptD series notebooks
    Acer has announced consolidated revenues for August reached NT$20.21 billion (US$641.87 million), up 10.3% on month, but down 9.6% on year with year-to-date revenues slipping 4.7% on year to come to NT$148.36 billion.
  • China's move to improve self-sufficiency for semiconductors is gaining momentum
    China's move to improve self-sufficiency for semiconductors is gaining momentum - in line with the country's national policy and in the wake of the trade war with the US - with DRAM startup ChangXin Memory Technologies moving in equipment at its 12-inch fab. CXMT...
  • Asustek revenues picked up in August
    Asustek Computer registered consolidated revenues of NT$30.64 billion (US$973.13 million) for August, growing 20.03% on month and 5.1% on year, with combined consolidated revenues for the first eight months in 2019 reaching NT$216.22 billion, down 4.8% on year.
  • Compal and Inventec to see flat 3Q19 revenues
    Compal Electronics and Inventec are on track to achieve flat sequential performances for their third-quarter revenues as expected, since clients advanced their orders originally for the quarter to the second in anticipation of the US expanding tariffs on notebooks imported from China.
  • Synnex has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.801 billion for August
    IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.801 billion (US$917 million) for August, increasing 1.64% sequentially but decreasing 19.29% on year.
  • Acer chairman and CEO Jason Chen
    Acer will no longer just follow the Wintel direction for PC development, but will also develop new businesses based on fresh microtrends, seek exponential growth momentum through mergers and acquisitions and even venture into diverse industries such as biotech, according to company chairman and CEO...
  • PC supply chain players will see their profitability dented by lingering US-China trade conflicts
    PC supply chain players will see their profitability dented by lingering US-China trade conflicts, as they have to absorb part of cost increases resulting from production line relocation, or 15% additional tariffs on notebooks starting December 15, according to Jason Chen, chairman and CEO of Acer.
  • Intel is aggressively promoting Project Athena
    Intel will be joined by more than 800 members of its PC ecosystem partners in Taipei and Shanghai in early September for its Ecosystem Symposium series to share insights into the Intel Project Athena program and discuss future innovation efforts.
  • 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.
  • Acer expects its notebook sales in Germany to register a double-digit increase in 2019
    Taiwan-based PC brands Acer and Asustek are unveiling new products in Berlin, as IFA 2019 approaches in the German city. Asustek will be showcasing its ProArt series for CAD users, as well as AIoT applications. As the PC market has entered...
  • Acer ConceptD notebook
    Acer has unveiled a series of new products and innovations including ConceptD PCs and monitors, ultra-thin notebooks and desktops for CAD and gaming users. The company also announced its Planet 9 gaming platform to connect and train e-sport and casual gamers.
  • Notebook business manager of Acer Germany, Marcel Behm
    Acer expects its notebook sales in Germany to register a double-digit increase in 2019, thanks to enterprise users replacing their Windows 7 machines and growing demand from the gaming sector, according to notebook business manager of Acer Germany, Marcel Behm.
  • Asustek ProArt StudioBook Pro X notebook
    Asustek Computer will showcase results of its development of products for CAD and enterprise users as well as AIoT applications at IFA 2019 in Berlin from September 6-11.
  • MSI expects 20% of its notebook shipments to be Creator PC series
    Micro-Star International (MSI) has unveiled new Creator PC notebooks under its Prestige series and expects the CAD users-specific product line to account for 20% of its total notebook shipments by the end of 2019, according to head of MSI Greater China's notebook business Calvin Chuang.
  • Insyde sees rising revenues from the server and embedded businesses
    BIOS designer Insyde Software expects to post sequential revenue increases through the fourth quarter of 2019, thanks to a pull-in of short lead-time orders for servers, as well as stable growth in sales generated from orders for embedded products.
  • Samsung launches Galaxy Tab S6 in Taiwan
    Samsung Electronics has launched its latest flagship tablet, Galaxy Tab S6, in the Taiwan market, to be available starting on September 16 at NT$22,900 (US$729).
  • Taiwan-based component makers have found new opportunities from 5G and foldable devices
    Taiwan-based component makers, despite seeing shrinking demand for notebooks, have found new opportunities from emerging businesses such as foldable smartphones, foldable-screen notebooks and 5G applications, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Intel and Microsoft have recently started establishing standards for dual-screen notebooks
    The saturated notebook market has long been in lack of wow factors to stimulate demand. Now Intel and Microsoft are reportedly teaming up again to develop standards for dual-screen notebooks in a bid to rejuvenate the notebook market...

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