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  • Managing director of HPE Taiwan Jon Wang
    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 17-qubit superconducting test chip for quantum computing
    Intel Labs has unveiled a cryogenic control chip, code-named "Horse Ridge," for speeding up development of full-stack quantum computing systems.
  • Wearable shipments increased on year in 3Q19
    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 intros Arm processors for Windows notebooks
    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.
  • Smart AR glasses shipment to pick up in 2023
    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.
  • Hinges are expected to play a crucial part in new notebook design
    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 enables an open ecosystem for OEMs to create and customize high performance mini PCs, powered b
    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.
  • Supply chain ready for Apple adopting mini LED
    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 to expand into the Japan market
    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 to adopt mini LED backlighting in 2020
    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.
  • 5G applications are bringing 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...
  • TWS earbud market to expand further in 2020
    Chip demand for true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds and earphones is set to remain robust in 2020, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
  • PC shipments in EMEA to remain in growth in 2019
    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...
  • PC shipments are expected to grow in 2019
    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 partner Mitchell Weinstock
    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.
  • UMC co-president SC Chien
    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,...
  • Brand vendors find new production method to avoid US tariff
    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.
  • Intel and MediaTek team up for 5G
    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...
  • Acer and Asustek reportedly have released notebook orders for China-based ODM Huaqin
    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 CPU shortages may continue to affect PC shipments in first-quarter 2020
    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.
  • Taiwan's manufacturing sector has seen three consecutive quarters of on-year declines in production
    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).
  • Memory sector sees demand recovering
    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 expected to upgrade 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a scissor-switch keyboard
    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...
  • Top-5 notebook brands together saw an on-month decline in October revenues
    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 sales drop for PC business 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.

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