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  • Computex 2018
    A total of 388 startups from 21 countries will participate in InnoVEX during Computex 2018, according to the organizers.
  • Top-5 brands and top-3 ODMs see weak shipments in April
    Worldwide top-5 notebook brands saw their combined shipments drop around 30% sequentially in April primarily due to seasonal factors, but compared to the same month in 2017, the volumes went up 3%. Digitimes Research believes that the on-year increase was not a result of market recovery, but market...
  • The overall PC market sales are turning weaker than expected in the traditional low season of the second quarter of 2018 despite stable gaming and business PC demand, due mainly to sluggish buying sentiment for consumer PCs and the abrupt waning in demand for crypto mining devices starting in April...
  • AMD has announced adoption of its AMD Ryzen Pro processors - including new notebooks and desktops powered by Ryzen Pro processors with built-in Radeon Vega graphics now available from the world's three largest enterprise PC vendors.
  • Barry Lam
    Ongoing AI (artificial intelligence) applications may provide the last wave of huge growth in business opportunities for Taiwan IT firms, as they have done little about the development of next-generation quantum computer and would have greater difficulty getting into the new field, Quanta Computer...
  • Quanta chairman Barry Lam
    Quanta Computer has announced its first-quarter 2018 financial results with its profits, gross margin and operating profit margin all slipping from the same quarter a year ago, with company chairman Barry Lam pointing out that the maker will see a difficult 2018 because of the impact from Taiwan's...
  • Unlike most IT players showing pessimism about the future of the PC industry, Michael Dell, CEO of of his namesake company, has optimistically stressed that Dell's PC business will continue to thrive as the advent of 5G and the raging development of AI applications will fuel the demand for multiple...
  • Non-operating losses eroded Asustek's earnings in 1Q18
    Asustek Computer saw its net profit dip 41% on quarter and 35% on year to NT$2.38 billion (US$80.03 million) in the first quarter of 2018, due to non-operating losses. EPS for the first quarter stood at NT$3.20, lower than market expectations of NT$4.20.
  • IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported net EPS of NT$1.35 (US$0.05) for first-quarter 2018.
  • Taiwan-based EMS firm Pegatron is optimistic about significant revenue and profit increases in the third quarter of 2018 and even better performances in the fourth quarter, despite experiencing lackluster performances in the first quarter, according to company CFO Charles Lin.
  • Foxconn Electronics has reported revenues of NT$343.987 billion (US$11.57 billion) for April, down 1.48% on month but up 6.57% on year. Year-to-date revenues totaled NT$1.37 trillion, increasing 5.5% from a year earlier.
  • compal
    Compal Electronics has reported its net profit for the first quarter of 2018 jumped 30% on year to NT$1.39 billion (US$46.6 million) on revenues of NT$196.11 billion, which was up 5% from a year earlier but down 23% sequentially.
  • Gaming 3.0 user experience to dominate at Computex 2018
    Computex 2018 will welcome nearly 70 leading gaming and VR/AR suppliers - including Asustek Computer, Cooler Master, Gigabyte, G.Skill, MSI, Thermaltake, and Zotac - to showcase cutting-edge gaming products and technology coming out of the quickly rising post-PC gaming era, according to the organizers...
  • Acer has announced its consolidated revenues for April reached NT$16.27 billion (US$543.91 million), up 12.79% on year, driven by significant growth in gaming products.
  • Motherboard makers originally expected to receive a boost from Intel's full 300 series
    Intel's new-generation H310 desktop processors fabricated on 14nm process reportedly have run out of supply in less than one month after the chipset was launched in early April 2018, with sources from the motherboard sector saying the chip supplier's 14nm process capacity is too tight to support the...
  • IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$27.68 billion (US$940 million) for April, decreasing 17.79% sequentially but increasing 18.69% on year.
  • asrock
    With its net earnings and EPS hitting a three-year high of NT$469 million (US$15.75 million) and NT$4.02 in 2017, ASRock, a major motherboard maker in Taiwan, is expected to see its EPS pick up sharply to NT$6 or even higher in 2018 on stable revenue performances expected for higher-end motherboard...
  • HTC saw its consolidated revenues decline 24.2% on month and 55.4% on year to NT$2.099 billion (US$70.71 million) in April, the company's lowest monthly figures since August 2004.
  • Jeff Clarke, Dell EMC vice chairman of products and operations
    Many global brand vendors are worried about shortages of electronics components such as MLCC at their supply chain partners, but Dell EMC has not felt the pinch of the issue as it has maintained normal shipments, according to Jeff Clark, vice chairman of products and operations at Dell EMC.
  • Dell group members have released latest tech products and solutions ranging from thin clients, servers, and storage devices to IoT solutions, software-defined datacenter solutions and hyper-converged infrastructure (HIC) systems, mostly catering to enterprise customers, at the just-concluded 2018 Dell...
  • notebook
    Global notebook shipments for the second quarter of 2018 are likely to see a lower sequential growth than recorded in the same period of 2017, and may fall by over 5% on year, Digitimes Research estimates.
  • Taiwan-based Jetwell Computer is slated to list on the domestic over-the-counter (OTC) securities market in late May, seeking to source more public capital to support its one-stop integrated services to clients in Taiwan, China and other overseas markets, according to company chairman CC Lee.
  • Taiwan partners in the supply chains of Dell's PC and server products are poised to benefit from significant increases in shipments to the US firm, whose global sales numbers have sustained stable growth amid bright prospects for the development of computing technologies and architectures as indicated...
  • Dell
    The upcoming 5G will be a massive accelerator on all the things going on in technology, fueling the development of all forms of AI (artificial intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things) applications, and the tech sector must figure out how to use AI in a responsible way, according to Michael Dell,...
  • gigabyte
    Taiwan-based Gigabyte Technology may see its motherboard shipments fall under 10 million units in 2018, halved from a peak of 20 million in 2013, due partly to abrupt shrinkage in demand for mining motherboards, according to industry sources.

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