Worldwide shipments of devices - PCs, tablets and mobile phones - will total 2.16 billion units in 2020, an increase of 0.9% from 2019, according to Gartner. In 2019, global shipments of devices totaled 2.15 billion units.
Apple is likely to extend the adoption of glowing scissor switch keyboards to its new iPad lineup, with prospects of continuing such design for the comprehensive lineups of its notebook and tablet products in the future, according to industry sources.
Highlights of the day: IT firms gearing up for 2020
IT firms worldwide are taking aggressive actions for their businesses in 2020 with some adopting strategies to defend its market status such as Intel, which is looking to cut its PC processor prices in the second half of 2020 to attract...
Inventec Appliances is expected to obtain more orders for Apple's AirPods in 2020 thanks to the availability of additional capacity after the firm's new plant in Nanchang, China's Jiangxi province, comes online later in the year, according to industry sources.
Intel to cut PC processor prices in 2H20
Intel is expected to initiate price cuts on its PC processors in the second half of 2020 to defend its market dominance, according to sources at PC makers.
There will be hidden concerns about Taiwan's economic development if high-level scientific research talent is not sufficient, according to Liang-gee Chen, minister of science and technology.
Highlights of the day: Strong demand for TWS earbuds
Strong demand for TWS earbuds is resulting in tight supply for button cells that they use. Now cell suppliers are increasig their production capacities to embrace the rising demand. The PC market may be slow, but Intel still sees a lot...
PC market still full of opportunities: Q&A with Frank Soqui, VP of Client Computing Group and GM of Gaming Division at Intel
Intel currently still holds an 80% share in the global PC market, but the growth of the CPU giant's PC platform business has weakened, thanks to prolonged shortages of its processors amid keen competition from AMD, who has TSMC's advanced manufacturing process support.
Intel CPU shortages likely to persist through end-2020
Shortages of Intel's PC processors are likely to persist through the end of 2020, prompting notebook makers to adopt AMD's chips in more of their notebooks including business models, according to industry sources.
At CES 2020, many brand vendors showcased devices with support to the latest network standards such as Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, and emerging technologies such as foldable screen, but a lack of Windows' support may still hinder foldable screen devices' development.
Traditional PC shipments grow 4.8% in 4Q19, says IDC
The worldwide market for traditional PCs, inclusive of desktops, notebooks, and workstations, finished an impressive 2019 with fourth quarter growth of 4.8% on year, according to IDC.
Taiwan's backend service provider ASE reportedly will be packaging mmWave 5G antenna modules for Apple's products to be launched this year. The iPad is said to be in Apple's 5G product roadmap this year, apart from the iPhone. Apple may...
Taiwan's backend leader Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reportedly broken into the supply chain for Apple's mmWave 5G iPhones and 5G iPads with its substrate-based FC_AiP (flip chip antenna-in-package) technology.
Synnex Technology sees decline in 2019 sales
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International saw its consolidated revenues for 2019 drop 11.00% on year to NT$341.038 (US$11.4 billion).
Hinge makers budget higher capex for 2020
Taiwan-based hinge makers including Shin Zu Shing (SZS) and Jarllytec both will spend more to expand their production capacities this year, according to the companies.
Although World Trade Organization (WTO) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) both expect the US, Japan and Europe to suffer from weakening economy in 2020, several Taiwanese industrial sectors are expected to remain unaffected thanks to strong demand from the 5G and AI markets, according to Taiwan's...
Highlights of the day: AMD to see a robust 2020
Intel has yet to fully eased its processor shortages, which is sending notebook vendors adopting more of its competitions from AMD in 2020. AMD's new Zen 3 architecture is expected to have a record-high development projects commenced...
NAND flash demand for new-generation gaming consoles featuring 1TB and higher-density SSDs is set to grow robustly in the second half of 2020, according to industry sources.
ASMedia remains major chipset partner of AMD
ASMedia Technology has reportedly secured orders for AMD's 500- and 600-series chipsets, which will buoy the Taiwan-based chipmaker's sales performance in 2020 and 2021, according to industry sources.
AMD CPU gaining popularity among PCs
The shortage of Intel's PC processors has already prompted OEMs and brand vendors to increasingly adopt AMD's CPUs in their products since 2019, and the trend will likely persist this year, according to industry sources.
Wistron chairman expects stronger 2020
Wistron chairman Simon Lin expects the company's results in 2020 to be better than in 2019 because business re-organization last year brought limited change to the company's revenue scale but an obvious improvement in profitability.
Despite a truce in the US-China trade war, notebook ODMs will continue their capacity relocation to Taiwan and Vietnam, with the two becoming their major production bases outside China.
Intel CPU shortages continued troubling the notebook market in fourth-quater 2019, with notebook makers seeing weaker-than-expected shipments in the period. Their notebook shipments are expecte to slide 10-15% in the first quarter of...
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2019
Taiwan makers shipped 14.21 million handsets in third-quarter 2019, up 3% sequentially but down 34.8% on year.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2019
Taiwan's TV maker shipped a total of 7.39 million LCD TVs in the third quarter, up 3.2% sequentially.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued to grow on-year in the third quarter of 2019 at 5.8% to arrive at 23.73 million units.
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...
Mini/micro LED: Challenges and opportunities in the display industry
Mini LEDs and micro LEDs are expected to become improved backlighting solutions that can significantly enhance displays' quality...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments are estimated to drop from 2020 to 2024, while large-size ones will continue...