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Rumors about new iPad specifications not taken seriously by component makers

Apr 12, 01:05

The IT market has recently seen rumors that Apple is preparing to adopt AMOLED panel or Full HD resolution support into its new iPad, while the company reportedly will launch its...

RIM PlayBook to benefit Quanta and Foxlink

Apr 7, 01:40

As Research In Motion (RIM) is set to launch its PlayBook tablet PC on April 19 in the US and Canada priced at US$499.99, its upstream assembly partner Quanta Computer and connector...

Cover lens supply key for Apple to reach 2Q11 iPad 2 shipment goal, say sources

Apr 6, 14:08

A sufficient supply of cover lenses for touch panel modules will be the key for Apple and other vendors to reach their shipment goals for tablet PCs in second-quarter 2011, according...

AUO lands panel orders for iPad 2, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 31, 10:32

AU Optronics (AUO) has landed orders for IPS panels for use in Apple's iPad 2, with monthly shipments to reach three million units, according to the Chinese-language Economic...

Apple to absorb increasing costs created by Japan earthquake

Mar 31, 01:35

Although Japan's power brownout policy is seriously affecting the operations of Japan-based upstream component makers, causing related upstream components to see price rises, since...

TPK sees no material shortages

Mar 29, 16:06

Touch panel solution maker TPK Touch Solutions remains optimistic regarding its business, seeing no impact from the Japan disaster. With 30-45 days of material inventory, TPK does...

Acer, Asustek believe tablet PC to aid 2Q11 revenues, market watchers doubt it

Mar 29, 01:50

Taiwan-based notebook brand vendors Acer and Asustek Computer are both optimistic about their tablet PC products can boost their revenues in the second quarter; however, market watchers...

Taiwan market: Motorola announces pre-order for 10-inch Xoom

Mar 29, 01:10

US-based handset brand Motorola has announced pre-order for 200 of its 10-inch Xoom tablet PC in Taiwan with the price of the 32GB model at NT$19,980 (US$678) and will start shipping...

Sintek starts shipments of touch sensors for iPad 2

Mar 25, 01:20

Sintek Photronics started to supply touch sensors for iPad 2 to Apple in March 2011, and along with orders for smartphone from Samsung Electronics, Sintek expects revenues to continue...

New Galaxy Tab may help Samsung lead non-iPad segment

Mar 24, 01:30

Samsung Electronics, on March 23, announced two new sizes for its Galaxy Tab tablet PCs – an 8.9-inch model and a 10.1-inch model – and since Samsung has strong advantages...

Apple considering accepting price hikes to secure supply of touch panels, say Taiwan makers

Mar 23, 12:10

In order to secure sufficient supply of touch panels used in the iPad and iPhone, Apple has talked with Taiwan-based makers, considering some room for them to hike quotes, according...

Japan earthquake suspends supply of raw materials used in 25% of global chip production, says IHS iSuppli

Mar 22, 15:00

The Japan earthquake has resulted in the suspension of one-quarter of the global production of silicon wafers used to make semiconductors, according to IHS iSuppli. The 25% reduction...

Players to announce Android 3.0 tablet PCs in near future; concerns for OS support remain

Mar 22, 01:25

Taiwan-based notebook brand vendor Asustek Computer is set to announce its Android 3.0-based 10.1-inch tablet PC on March 25 with Acer, Samsung Electronics and High Tech Computer...

Component supply of iPad 2 still about 2-3 weeks; Foxconn to activate backup measures

Mar 18, 14:38

As there are rumors that Apple will soon be out of product supplies because Japan's earthquake has caused shortages of components are circulating in the IT industry, Foxconn Electronics...

AWSC to see revenues recover in March

Mar 16, 01:30

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) expects revenues to recover in March 2011 thanks to power amplifier (PA) maker Skyworks resuming normal orders.

iPad 2 carries bill of materials of US$326.60, says IHS iSuppli

Mar 14, 16:53

With the second-generation iPad, Apple has held the line on the bill of materials (BOM), maintaining virtually the same costs as the first version of the device, an IHS iSuppli teardown...

Shortage of iPad 2 bumping up gray import prices

Mar 14, 16:38

Prices for Apple's iPad 2 in Korea or Hong Kong, where the device has not yet been launched, are being marked at about US$700-1,000, close to double Apple's original price, as Apple...

Dell increases PC market lead over Acer in 4Q10, says iSuppli

Mar 11, 14:15

Dell's competitive position is improving in the global PC market, thanks to strong corporate sales as well as an unlikely helper: Apple's iPad, according to IHS iSuppli.

External keyboards for tablet PC expected to see weak demand

Mar 10, 01:05

Despite most first-tier tablet PC players have designed their products with support of an external keyboard, Taiwan-based keyboard makers are taking a conservative attitude about...

Standalone application processors are wining in mobility markets, says Petrov Group (part 1)

Mar 8, 15:40

Several years ago there was a widely accepted expectation that application mobile processors would be fully integrated with baseband processors on a single chip. However, today we...

Notebook players may postpone tablet PC launch schedule because of iPad 2

Mar 8, 02:05

Facing strong competition from Apple's iPad 2, notebook brand vendors pointed out that iPad 2's low price of US$499 is leaving tablet PC models with relatively higher prices no room...

Notebook brands to compete against Apple with tablet PC-featured netbook

Mar 8, 02:00

Global notebook brand vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Acer, Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI), facing strong competition from Apple's iPad, are changing...

Digitimes Insight: Apple aims for 70% global tablet PC market share

Mar 8, 01:00

Tablet PCs were the main attractions at this year's CES and MWC. Though smartphone and computer vendors introduced their latest tablet PC at the exhibitions, Apple, the company that...

Consumer market will decide whether Apple iPad can keep 70% market share, says Digitimes Research

Mar 4, 16:52

Apple's iPad 2 with strong improvements in its industrial design, chassis, hardware and operating system as well as its similar price level as the first-generation iPad, is already...

Commentary: iPad 2 launch could mean less business for Taiwan-based IC design houses

Mar 4, 16:36

The launch of the highly expected iPad 2 indeed serves as a major boost to the share prices of Apple-concept issues but certainly not for those outside the Apple camp, especially...

Tablet PC players likely to bring forward their launch schedules to compete against iPad 2

Mar 4, 16:29

Tablet PC vendors are expected to bring forward their launch schedules as early as the end of March in order to compete against Apple's iPad 2, according to sources from tablet PC...

Component makers aim to achieve profit from iPad 2 through volume

Mar 4, 12:30

As Apple announces its new iPad 2 with upgraded specifications, while maintaining a similar price level as the first-generation iPad, sources from component makers pointed out that...

Taiwan market: Apple lowers prices for old iPads

Mar 4, 01:20

In conjunction of the launch of iPad 2, Apple has lowered prices for its first-generation iPads by 15-20% in the Taiwan market, with the price of the 16GB with Wi-Fi model dropping...

Taiwan suppliers to ship 10-12 million iPads in 2Q11

Mar 4, 01:10

Apple's target to take delivery of 40 million iPads from Taiwan suppliers in 2011 remains unchanged with shipment volume expected to top 6-6.5 million units, including over three...

Apple launches iPad 2

Mar 3, 10:32

Apple has introduced the iPad 2, the next generation of its device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games,...

Non-iOS systems stand chance of challenging iPad

Mar 2, 16:18

Google's Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) as well as Microsoft's Windows 7 still stand a good chance of challenging Apple's iOS, with the global market share for non-iPad devices in 2011 estimated...

Apple expects shipments of 6-6.5 million iPads in 1Q11

Mar 2, 15:37

Apple internally plans to take deliveries of 6-6.5 million iPads, including iPad 2, in the first quarter of 2011 and aims at a total shipment volume of 40 million iPads for 2011,...

XOOM BOM totals US$359.92, says IHS iSuppli

Mar 2, 11:47

The Motorola XOOM's materials cost closely approximates that of a comparably equipped iPad, as revealed by a physical dissection conducted by the IHS iSuppli. The XOOM carries a bill...

iPad 2 to benefit PA makers and Taiwan GaAs foundry houses

Mar 2, 01:10

Component suppliers are expected to benefit from the iPad 2 's imminent launch. Both TriQuint Semiconductor and Skyworks Solutions will be the new Apple device's GaAs power amplifier...

Apple reduces iPad 2 mass production volume target

Feb 23, 17:08

Amid rumors that Apple is making adjustments in its iPad 2 design and is also facing issues over the device's touch panel yields, sources from upstream component makers pointed out...

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    SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive

    SanDisk has announced the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive, the company's first USB Flash Drive designed specifically for the iPhone and iPad. The iXpand Flash Drive is a powerful, yet...

    Photo: Company, Nov 19.

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    Apple iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3

    Apple has introduced the iPad Air 2 (left) and iPad mini 3 (right). The iPad Air 2 is 6.1mm thin. Both devices offer Touch ID. Apple said the improved Retina display on the iPad...

    Photo: Company, Oct 17.

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    Apple iPad Air tablet

    Apple has announced the iPad Air featuring a 9.7-inch Retina display in a thinner and lighter design. The iPad Air is 20% thinner and 28% lighter than the fourth-generation iPad,...

    Photo: Company, Oct 23.

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    Apple iPad mini with Retina display

    Apple has announced the iPad mini with Retina display, bringing all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen. The new iPad features the Apple-designed A7 chip with...

    Photo: Company, Oct 23.

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    Apple iPad Mini

    Apple has introduced iPad Mini, a new design that is 23% thinner and 53% lighter than the third-generation iPad. The new iPad Mini features a 7.9-inch multi-touch display, FaceTime...

    Photo: Company, Oct 24.

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