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Windows 10 available in 190 countries as free upgrade

Jul 29, 15:51

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 is available, starting July 29, as a free upgrade or with new PCs and tablets. Windows 10 includes innovations such as Cortana, an Xbox app...

Taiwan supply chain makers expect ODM orders for Windows 10 smartphones

Jul 27, 19:59

Microsoft, having closed Nokia's factories and dismissed Nokia R&D staffs, is unlikely to invest much in own-brand Windows 10 smartphones and instead may partner with vendors...

HTC to seek partnerships with game developers for HTC Vive

Jul 22, 11:43

HTC will showcase its forthcoming virtual reality device, the HTC Vive, at Taipei Game Developer Forum (TGDF) to be held from July 23-24, according to the forum organizers. The forum...

The HTC Vive

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm to cooperate with Microsoft, Allwinner for entry-level mobile device market

Jul 22, 10:55

Qualcomm aims to ramp up its penetration in the entry-level mobile device market by cooperating with Microsoft to launch low-cost Windows Mobile 10 products, while also cooperating...

Tablet vendors pushing new strategies for tablet business line

Jul 20, 15:23

As demand for tablets has been weakening, tablet brand vendors worldwide have been adjusting their strategies for the product line. Apple and Microsoft are both planning to release...

Microsoft new Surface tablet expected to be launched in October

Jul 16, 12:22

Following the recent market rumor that Microsoft has placed a large order for Samsung Electronics' 256GB solid state drive (SSD) to be used for its new Surface tablet, the related...

Microsoft may increase smartphone outsourcing as it closes China plants

Jul 16, 10:21

Microsoft has closed its China-based handset manufacturing plants in Beijing and Dongguang, a move which will pave the way for the company to increase outsourcing of smartphones to...

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm to push inexpensive mobile device market with Microsoft and Allwinner solutions

Jul 14, 22:46

According to Digitimes Research's findings, Qualcomm's development in the high-end market is not stable in 2015 and facing MediaTek and Spreadtrum's fierce competition in the mid-range...

Microsoft likely to focus on flagship, business-use smartphones, say sources

Jul 14, 15:28

Microsoft, while initiating a new phase of restructuring of its smartphone subsidiary Microsoft Mobile, is likely to revamp its strategy for smartphones by focusing on high-end and...

Samsung slashes handset panel pricing to bump up orders

Jul 7, 15:05

As shipments of Samsung Electronics smartphones have been lower-than-expected in the market, Samsung Display has suffered in handset panel shipments and therefore has reduced pricing...

Microsoft Taiwan implements BizSpark Plus via cooperation with local business accelerators

Jul 3, 10:39

Microsoft Taiwan began to implement Microsoft's global program BizSpark Plus in Taiwan in July through cooperation with Taiwan-based business accelerators including AppWorks Ventures,...

Microsoft looking to charge extra licensing fees for high-end notebooks

Jun 22, 23:49

Microsoft has been talking to notebook brand vendors about the licensing of Windows 10 recently and is planning to charge extra fees for notebook models with high-end hardware such...

Himax, Etron developing chips for VR applications

Jun 15, 10:52

While most Taiwan-based IC design houses are cautious in developing chips for virtual reality (VR) applications, Himax Technologies and Etron Technology may step into the VR market...

Computex 2015: Microsoft showcases Windows 10 devices from partners

Jun 4, 16:05

At Computex 2015, during a keynote addressed at the Taipei International Convention Center, Nick Parker, corporate vice president OEM Division, Microsoft, discussed how Windows 10...

Google to launch Chromebox digital signage solutions via AOpen in 3Q15

Jun 3, 11:53

Google will launch two Chromebox digital signage solutions for commercial application through cooperation with Taiwan-based AOpen in the middle of the third quarter of 2015, according...

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Digitimes Research: Microsoft to partner with Acer, Lenovo and Inventec for US$169-249 Windows 10 notebooks

Jun 2, 16:07

In addition to its cooperation with Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) to launch an 11.6-inch inexpensive notebook priced at US$179 for the education market, Microsoft is planning...

Welcome to the Computex of Things

Jun 1, 19:36

Computex Taipei, the largest ICT trade show in Asia and the second largest in the world, will begin its 35th year today, attracting over 130,000 visitors, including 38,000 international...

Microsoft to address Google Chromebook competition through Windows 10 pricing

Jun 1, 19:23

With Windows 10 set to be launched later this summer, Microsoft will enjoy a lot of attention at this year's Computex, as visitors look to get a better glimpse into how the operating...

BlackBerry targeted for acquisition, say sources

May 22, 11:37

BlackBerry is once again being pinpointed as a target for acquisition after it managed to swing back to profitability in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 (December 2014-February...

Shipments of 2-in-1s to grow over 60% on year in 2015, says MIC

May 21, 14:20

Notebook shipments, which are being impacted by tablets, are expected to drop 2.7% on year to reach 167 million units in 2015, but 2-in-1 device shipments are expected to grow 62.5%...

Taiwan market: Microsoft releases 3 smartphones for entry-level to mid-range segment

May 15, 11:46

Microsoft has launched three smartphones, the Lumia 640 LTE, Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM and Lumia 430 Dual SIM, in the Taiwan market, targeting the entry-level to mid-range segment.

Microsoft introducing new Lumia devices

Microsoft to release server orders, say Taiwan makers

May 8, 15:00

Microsoft, in line with increasing cloud computing services, has been setting up data centers and is expected to soon release new orders for related hardware for the second half of...

Microsoft Mobile decreasing orders to supply chains

May 7, 13:57

Microsoft Mobile is putting in decreased orders to supply chains for lower-priced smartphones as demand in emerging markets has been lower-than-expected.

Digitimes Research: Surface 3 to see low shipments

Apr 14, 15:37

Microsoft unveiled its third-generation own-brand tablet, the Surface 3 on March 31 with a size and industrial design similar to those of the previous-generation models, but instead...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft patent fee cut to attract vendors to pre-install apps in Android products

Apr 14, 11:14

According to Digitimes Research's latest findings from Taiwan's and China's smartphone/tablet upstream supply chain, in exchange for hardware players to pre-install its software applications...

Commentary: Samsung adoption of Microsoft apps could be ill-fated

Apr 13, 22:16

Samsung Electronics has announced that its mobile devices including smartphones and tablets will come with built-in Microsoft apps, a move which appears aimed at stemming its falling...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft new Windows 8.1 licensing subsidies to boost notebook ASPs, but may see limited demand

Apr 10, 11:35

Microsoft launched its latest Windows licensing fee subsidy program for Windows 8.1 in March which expanded the coverage of notebook models, adjusted subsidies, canceled the previous...

Surface tablet shipments expected to exceed 4 million units in 2015

Apr 8, 16:04

Microsoft is expected to have a chance to ship over four million Surface tablets in 2015, up from two million units in 2014, because of its new Surface 3 and Surface Pro series products,...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft to push 2 inexpensive notebooks in mid-2015 to counter Chromebook penetration

Mar 27, 10:54

Although the launches of inexpensive Chromebooks using Rockchip's solutions were postponed recently, Google is not giving up plans to release such products in 2015, forcing Microsoft,...

Microsoft to add services onto more Samsung devices

Mar 24, 15:53

Microsoft and Samsung Electronics have expanded their global partnership to bring Microsoft mobile productivity services to more consumers and business customers. Samsung is planning...

WinHEC 2015: Windows 10 to launch summer 2015 in 190 countries and 111 languages around the world

Mar 18, 22:01

At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit, Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Windows, Microsoft, announced that Windows 10 will launch in 190 countries...

Microsoft, BlackBerry tying up with partners to promote software products

Mar 18, 21:55

Microsoft and BlackBerry have been stepping up their cooperation with other companies to promote sales of software platforms and related services instead of pushing sales of hardware...

Microsoft seeking low-priced touch panel solutions for handsets

Mar 9, 15:46

Microsoft Mobile is aiming to obtain lower-cost solutions from supply chains in 2015, which include on-cell touch panels from Taiwan- and China-based makers.

Smartphone platform providers eyeing emerging Africa market

Mar 4, 22:06

Smartphone platform providers including Google, Mozilla and Microsoft are planning to team up with handset makers, most likely China-based makers, to develop sub-US$100 smartphones...

Microsoft increasing orders to China makers

Feb 26, 15:36

China supply chain makers are seeing orders from Microsoft increase as the company shifts orders away from Taiwan makers and prepares to launch two new smartphones.

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    Microsoft Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual SIM feature phone

    Microsoft has announced the new Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual SIM, aimed at first-time mobile phone buyers, as well as people looking for a reliable backup device for their smartphones...

    Photo: Company, Jun 30.

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    Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card

    Nvidia has unveiled the latest addition to its GTX family, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, featuring the company's latest Maxwell-architecture and has three times the performance of its GTX...

    Photo: Company, Jun 2.

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    Lumia 435 and 532

    Microsoft has announced the Lumia 435 - its first 400-series - and the Lumia 532 smartphones. Both smartphones come with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, the Lumia...

    Photo: Company, Jan 15.

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    Microsoft Nokia X2 smartphone

    Microsoft Devices Group has unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family smartphones. The new Nokia X2 provides access to Android apps and Microsoft...

    Photo: Company, Jun 26.

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    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet/notebook

    Microsoft has introduced the Surface Pro 3, a tablet and also a notebook. The device has multiple processor, RAM and storage options intersect with a design that, with a simple snap...

    Photo: Company, May 22.

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Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2015

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2015 global notebook demand forecast
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.