Notebook players see on-month shipment drop in February
Mar 6, 16:15
The global top-five notebook brand vendors and top-three makers both suffered 0-3% of on-month shipment declines in February, a range similar to that a year ago. The decline in February was caused mainly by inventory adjustments in the month. As for March, brand vendors are taking a more conservative...
Taiwan suppliers concerned about competition from China in 2014
Feb 10, 21:39
With Acer rumored to be planning to outsource its tablet OEM orders to China-based makers, Asustek Computer has reportedly also been seeking partnerships with China component makers to strengthen its competitiveness in the mobile device market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. The...
Taiwan IC design houses perform strongly in 4Q13
Jan 29, 11:36
Taiwan-based IC design houses performed better than expected in the fourth quarter of 2013, yielding production value of NT$125.01 billion (US$4.12 billion), up 0.5% from the prior quarter, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan to ship over 34.6 million notebooks in 1Q14
Jan 17, 14:54
Taiwan-based ODMs/OEMs will ship 34.623 million notebooks for a global market share of 85% during the first quarter of 2014, with shipments decreasing 11.2% on quarter and 4.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Worldwide notebook shipments to grow 4.1% sequentially in 4Q13
Jan 15, 21:33
Because of Intel's low-price processor solutions and increased demand from both the consumer and enterprise markets, Global notebook shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013 rose 4.1% sequentially, but dropped 5.9% on year, better than Digitimes Research's original forecast.
Global smartphone shipments to top 1.24 billion units in 2014
Jan 14, 14:02
Global smartphone shipments are expected to top 1.24 billion units in 2014, with Samsung Electronics, Apple, LG Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications, Lenovo, Huawei, Microsoft, ZTE, Coolpad and TCL serving as top-10 vendors, according to Digitimes Research.
Dual-OS 2-in-1s and Chromebooks a new hope for notebook vendors
Jan 9, 15:28
Facing the fact that the notebook industry is no longer enjoying strong growth, brand vendors have been trying to transform, or are searching for new business opportunities. Observing brand vendors' latest innovations at CES 2014, Digitimes Research believes 2-in-1 devices and Chromebooks will become...
Notebook vendors and ODMs post shipment gains in November
Dec 4, 16:05
Notebook shipments by the top-five brand vendors and the top-three ODMs increased 14% and 12%, respectively, on month in November, partly driven by shipments of up to three million units in the month to the educational market in India by Hewlett-Packard (HP), according to Digitimes Research.
Global AIO PC shipments to grow 4.9% in 2014
Dec 3, 13:55
The all-in-one (AIO) PC industry has seen a wave of replacement demand after Apple updated its ultra-thin iMacs earlier in 2013, boosting global AIO PC shipment growth from 2.3% in 2012 to 15.8% in 2013. Digitimes Research expects a milder growth of 4.9% in 2014 after the replacement demand subsides...
Non-Apple brand vendors to ship 105 million tablets in 2014
Nov 19, 15:11
Global tablet shipments are expected to reach 289 million units in 2014, up 23.6% on year. The growth, however, will be weaker than that for smartphones due to the fact that the tablet market has already entered the maturity stage, according to Digitimes Research's latest figures.
Taiwan to ship over 17 million handsets in 4Q13
Nov 6, 10:55
Taiwan-based makers will ship a total of 17.14 million handsets in the fourth quarter of 2013, increasing 3.3% sequentially and 17.1% on year, and 99.71% of them will be smartphones, growing 4% sequentially and 26.2% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan to see decreased digital camera shipments in 4Q13
Oct 31, 14:04
Taiwan-based ODMs Ability Enterprise, Altek, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Asia Optical will ship a total of 4.05 million digital cameras in the fourth quarter of 2013, decreasing 20.2% on quarter and 49.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan ODMs see decreases in 3Q13 digital camera shipments
Oct 28, 11:03
Taiwan-based ODMs Ability Enterprise, Altek, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Asia Optical shipped a total of 5.074 million digital cameras in the third quarter of 2013, decreasing 12.7% on quarter and 50.4% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Sony Cybershot QX100 and QX10 not yet competitive
Oct 18, 10:30
Smartphones have gradually become a standard carry-around IT device for consumers and with their rapidly enhanced camera technologies, most consumers have chosen to use their smartphones for daily photo shoots. However, because of space and weight limitations, smartphone cameras are still unable to...
Global notebook shipments to grow less than 3% in 3Q13
Oct 14, 15:35
Taiwan's notebook shipments grew only 2.5% sequentially, and dropped 8.6% on year in the third quarter despite the fact that notebook ODMs have seen better-than-expected orders in September thanks to the launch of new products and demand from China's National Day holidays.
Notebook brand vendors and ODMs enjoy around 10% growth in September
Oct 3, 15:48
Global top-five notebook brand vendors and top-three ODMs enjoyed on-month shipment growths of 13% and 9% in September, respectively. Among first-tier vendors, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Acer and Dell achieved better performance than the others. HP shipped 3.5 million notebooks in September, while Acer...
Notebook brands and ODMs ramp up shipments in August
Sep 5, 15:23
Notebook shipments of the world's top-five brands and top-three ODMs grew 22% and 11%, respectively, on month in August 2013, but performance of individual brands and ODMs varied widely, according to the latest data compiled by Digitimes Research.
White-box tablet shipments suffer over 25% drop in 2Q13
Sep 2, 13:25
White-box tablet shipments reached only 15.9 million units in the second quarter of 2013, down 26.3% sequentially due to weakening tablet demand in May and June. Many smaller white-box players were also forced to quit the market, according to Digitimes Research's latest figures.