HP eyeing bigger share in Taiwan notebook market
Hewlett-Packard (HP) is looking to expand its share in Taiwan's notebook market in 2020 to a double-digit percentage, according to Jon Wang, managing director of HP Enterprise Taiwan.
Intel introduces Horse Ridge for quantum computers
Intel Labs has unveiled a cryogenic control chip, code-named "Horse Ridge," for speeding up development of full-stack quantum computing systems.
Global shipments of wearable devices totaled 84.5 million units in the third quarter of 2019, an on-year increase of 94.6% and a new record for shipments in a single quarter, according to IDC.
Qualcomm has launched new Arm-based processors for notebooks. Among the chips, the new Snapdragon 7c series designed for entry-level devices reportedly adopts ASE Technology's system-in-package (SiP) services to integrate multiple chips into one single package to help OEMs lower their R&D costs.
As 5G penetration rate is expected to reach 50% in 2023, smart augmented reality (AR) glasses will begin entering the consumer market, according to Digitimes Research.
Although the global notebook market's annual shipments have remained at around 160 million units for the past several years, Taiwan-based notebook hinge maker Lian Hong still sees opportunities from development of niche features to create added values, according to the company.
AMD has announced it is enabling an open ecosystem for OEMs to create and customize high performance mini PCs, powered by its Ryzen Embedded V1000 and R1000 processors.
Mini and micro LEDs are being touted as strong candidates to play a key role in the next-generation display market. Now Apple is said to be developing a 12.9-inch mini LED-backlit iPad Pro for launch in third-quarter 2020. Many Taiwan-based supply chain partners are eyeing the mini...
Xiaomi expanding overseas presence
With its share unlikely to see major changes in China's smartphone market, Xiaomi has geared up expanding global presence, with Japan being its next target market.
Notebook vendors are ready to adopt mini LED backlighting for their devices, paving the way for the technology to move beyond public signage to consumer electronics, according to industry sources.
Highlights of the day: 5G brings new demand
With the arrival of 5G's commercialization, Taiwan- and China-based makers of components including PCB and cooling modules, are expected to see rising orders from the segment, which will also improve their operations in 2020. Meanwhile, as true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds have grown popular among...
Chip demand for true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds and earphones is set to remain robust in 2020, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Commercial refresh of Windows 7 EOS to Keep EMEA PC market afloat despite CPU shortages, says IDC
Shipments of EMEA traditional PCs (a combination of desktops, notebooks, and workstations) will total 72.1 million in 2019, a 0.6% on-year growth, according to IDC. While weakness in the consumer segment will continue to constrict overall growth, commercial strength will keep the EMEA PC market aflo...
On the heels of strong growth during the third quarter of 2019 and changing dynamics in the market for personal computing devices (PCDs), IDC has raised its outlook for the remainder of 2019 with overall PCD shipments to reach 407.7 million by the end of 2019, up 0.5% from 2018.
HP Tech Ventures uses a structured process to identify external disruptive innovation. This is done by searching worldwide for early stage startups in the areas of focus of HP Inc’s three business units, according to Mitchell Weinstock, partner at HP Tech Ventures.
Highlights of the day: The transformation of UMC
UMC, once a strong rival of TSMC in the pure-play foundry sector, has now quit the expensive race of advancing manufacturing nodes. UMC has redefined its roles, focusing on specialty segments. Digitimes recently talked to its co-presidents,...
To avoid US tariffs on Chinese imports, notebook vendors are considering a new practice of manufacutring where production lines in China will only handle the final assembly work, with key components and motherboards made in other countries, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
MediaTek has announced it is partnering with Intel to bring MediaTek's new 5G modem to PCs. Through this partnership, Intel has been working with MediaTek on the 5G solution for deployment in key consumer and commercial laptop segments. MediaTek is developing the 5G modem and working with partners...
China-based handset maker Hauqin Telecom Technology has ventured into the notebook ODM business by securing orders for entry-level and mid-range notebooks from Acer and Asustek Computer, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News report.
Intel's CPU shortages are expected to continue haunting the PC industry in the first quarter of 2020, and may even last into the second quarter, undermining demand for SSDs from the PC sector next year, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Production of Taiwan's manufacturing industry totaled NT$3.37 trillion in the third quarter of 2019, down 7.01% on year, making the third consecutive quarter of on-year declines due mainly to the US-China trade tensions, according to figures from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
After a disappointing year, the memory industry is expected to recover in 2020, thanks to momentum coming from 5G-driven demand. Memory module makers and their backend partners have already seen demand picking up, with memory chip vendors...
Apple's new 13.3-inch MacBook Pro series slated for launch in the first half of 2020 will also feature a scissor-switch keyboard, a design found in its recently-introduced 16-inch MacBook Pro lineup, according to industry sources. ODM Wistron and Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), a provider of light...
The worldwide top-5 notebook brands saw their combined shipments slip 13% on month in October 2019, better than that of the same month a year ago, thanks to some lingering seasonal demand and some brand vendors' strong enterprise product shipments, according to Digitimes Research.
Asustek expects up to 5% PC sales decrease in 4Q19
Asustek Computer expects to post flat growth or an up to 5% sequential decrease in PC sales in the fourth quarter, while sales of its component products including motherboards and graphics cards will drop 5% on quarter.
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 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...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2020 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
Notebooks, smartphones and tablets are expected to see mixed shipment performances in 2019. Notebook shipments will grow mildly...
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
According to Digitimes Research's observation, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based...