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  • Last update: Monday 28 July 2014 [369 news items]

New Surface to come into production in August, say Taiwan maker

Jul 28, 15:15

Microsoft is expected to launch a 10.6-inch new version of Surface in October 2014, with production of components to begin in August and volume production of the tablet to kick off...

Commentary: Microsoft moves to eliminate Nokia

Jul 28, 09:57

In addition to initiating a massive lay-off, Microsoft also plans to discontinue Nokia's Asha-, Series 40- and X-series handset products as well as to rename the Lumia-series - moves...

Vendors partner with Wintel to release US$199-249 notebooks for 2H14

Jul 23, 22:53

Intel, Microsoft and notebook brand vendors are preparing to push entry-level notebooks priced at US$199-249 in the second half, according to sources from the upstream supply chain...

Microsoft cloud growth drives strong fiscal 4Q14 results

Jul 23, 13:57

Microsoft has announced revenues of US$23.38 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Gross margins, operating income, and diluted EPS for the quarter were US$15.79 billion, US$6.48...

Microsoft facing increased competition from MacBooks and Chromebooks, say Taiwan makers

Jul 23, 13:48

Microsoft is facing increased competition from MacBooks and Chromebooks, with the global notebook OS market share for Windows 8 already dropping to below 90%, according to Taiwan-based...

Microsoft expands coverage of free Windows licensing

Jul 14, 15:29

Microsoft reportedly is expanding its subsidies to vendors for Windows-based tablets, and in addition to sub-9-inch models, tablets priced below US$250 will also receive free Windows...

Digitimes Research: Competition in emerging markets remains the focus for smartphone industry

Jul 10, 14:05

Competition in emerging markets continued to be the focus of the global smartphone industry in June 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Supply chain turning optimistic about PC market in 2H14

Jul 2, 21:42

The PC industry has recently started regaining momentum with Intel, AMD as well as Taiwan-based upstream component suppliers aggressively preparing for potential demand in the second...

Microsoft said to halt Surface Mini production

Jun 30, 14:57

Microsoft reportedly has called off a plan to mass produce its small-size Surface Mini tablet because of fierce compeition in the small-size tablet segment, as well as negative responses...

Microsoft unveils Nokia X2 smartphone

Jun 25, 15:55

Microsoft Devices Group has unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family of smartphones.

Microsoft Nokia X2 smartphone

Computex 2014: Microsoft, Google showcasing expanded supply chain in Taiwan

Jun 6, 10:26

Microsoft and Google are showcasing their efforts to expand the supply chain ecosystems for their Windows Phone 8 smartphones and Chromebook notebooks in Taiwan at Computex 2014.

Digitimes Research: HP, Acer see on-month shipment growth top 60% in May

Jun 4, 21:23

Global top-five brand vendors together and top-three ODMs combined both enjoyed over 25% on-month rebounds in May shipments with Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer both seeing over 60%...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft turns focus back to large-size Surface

May 27, 12:21

Microsoft unveiled its third-generation Surface on May 20 2014. Instead of the long-rumored 7.5-inch Surface Mini, the software giant released the 12-inch Surface Pro. Digitimes Research...

Microsoft introduces Surface Pro 3

May 22, 12:16

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...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft facing difficulties in 3 major segments

Apr 21, 14:31

Microsoft's operating system business has been seeing internal conflicts and external threats in areas such as technology development, partner relations and operating model. Without...

Windows tablets gaining traction in Japan

Apr 15, 14:34

Sales of Windows-based tablets in Japan have been rising as vendors have been aggressively releasing Windows 8.1-based 8-inch models since October 2013. In February 2014, 15.7% of...

Microsoft may release server orders to Taiwan ODMs

Apr 10, 15:49

Microsoft will set up four additional Azure data centers in 2014 and is expected to expand its procurement orders to server ODMs such as Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, according to Taiwan-based...

Microsoft and MediaTek rumored to be looking to push Windows tablets in the China white-box tablet market

Apr 7, 21:33

Microsoft reportedly has been aggressively trying to persuade MediaTek to push Windows-based tablets in China's white-box market and with the software giant's announcement of offering...

Suppliers to start pilot production of components for 4th-generation Surface in September

Apr 7, 11:41

Microsoft unveiled its third-generation Surface at the Build 2014 conference, but the company has already started developing the fourth-generation model and will start pilot production...

Taiwan ODMs seeing increased direct-account orders for data center servers

Apr 3, 10:53

Quanta Computer and Wiwynn have seen large increases in direct-account orders for data center servers from Facebook and Microsoft, with production capacities already fully utilized,...

Japan-, Korea-based vendors increase ODM orders for 8- to 10-inch Windows tablets

Mar 28, 12:02

Japan- and Korea-based vendors have recently released more orders for 8- to 10-inch Windows tablets to ODMs in Taiwan, which is expected to boost Windows' share in the tablet market,...

Microsoft aims at global shipments of 25 million Windows tablets in 2014, say Taiwan makers

Mar 27, 20:22

Microsoft has set an internal goal of increasing global Windows tablet shipments, including its Surface, in 2014 to 25 million units, five times the five million units shipped in...

Microsoft and Dell sign patent licensing agreement

Mar 27, 11:41

Microsoft and Dell have announced a patent licensing agreement allowing the companies to share technology and build on each other's innovations. It is the continuation of a nearly...

Taiwan market: Retailers placing rush orders for 2-in-1 devices for 2Q14

Mar 24, 13:40

As 2-in-1 device sales in Taiwan continue to stay strong, channel retailers have been placing extra orders with brand vendors to satisfy demand, according to sources from channel...

More handset makers joining WP camp

Mar 10, 11:31

Microsoft has successfully lured a number of China- and India-based handset vendors to join the Windows Phone (WP) camp, which may help ramp up the ratio of the WP8 phones in the...

Notebook vendors to raise component supply from 2nd-tier players

Mar 5, 14:15

With Intel starting to push low-price processors and Microsoft offering Windows licensing discounts of up to 70% for sub-US$299 notebooks, sources from the upstream supply chain are...

Microsoft to lower Windows 8.1 licensing fees for entry-level PCs, say Taiwan makers

Feb 24, 15:31

Microsoft plans to further decrease Windows 8.1 licensing rates for entry-level PCs priced below US$250 and tablets, from nearly US$50 currently to about US$15, according to Taiwan-based...

Microsoft to unveil new mobile devices running on integrated OS, say sources

Feb 13, 15:05

Microsoft is expected to unveil an array of new mobile devices with display sizes below 8.5-inch running on an integrated OS derived from Windows RT and Windows Phone in June, according...

CES 2014: Sony executive claims PS4 outsold Xbox One in 2013

Jan 8, 22:15

After Microsoft's announcement that it sold over three million Xbox Ones in 2013, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House revealed at CES 2014 that the company had sold about...

Sony Mobile to launch WP8 phones, say sources

Jan 6, 14:09

Sony Mobile Communications has decided to launch ODM models of Windows Phone 8-based smartphones, while concentrating its R&D efforts on Android and Firefox models, according...

China may require Microsoft lower patent fees as condition to acquiring Nokia devices unit, say sources

Dec 27, 10:15

China's Ministry of Commerce is reviewing Microsoft's planned acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services Unit for possible violations of its antitrust laws, and may take the opportunity...

Microsoft and Sony competing over local multimedia content services on PS4 and Xbox One

Dec 24, 15:12

Microsoft has recently signed contracts with four multimedia content providers in the Greater China region, aiming to provide related services for its Xbox One and Xbox 360 game consoles,...

Taiwan market: Windows models occupy one-third of business-use tablet sales, says Microsoft Taiwan

Dec 18, 14:52

Windows 8/8.1-based tablets including Microsoft's Surface have attained a market share of one-third in the business-use tablet segment in Taiwan, according to general manager of Microsoft...

Microsoft Xbox One hardware cost comes in below retail price, IHS teardown reveals

Nov 28, 15:58

Microsoft's new Xbox One carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$457, according to preliminary results from IHS' teardown analysis service. Manufacturing is estimated at US$14, which...

Microsoft to launch new version of Xbox One in 1Q14

Nov 22, 11:23

While Microsoft will launch the Xbox One on November 22, it is preparing to introduce a new version of the Xbox One in the first quarter of 2014, according to Taiwan-based supply...

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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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    Microsoft Surface 2 tablet

    The Surface 2 is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, and its battery life can last up to 10 hours for video playback, according to Microsfot. The device features a 10.6-inch...

    Photo: Company, Oct 1.

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    Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet

    The Surface Pro 2 is the successor to Surface Pro and, like its predecessor, is a notebook replacement, capable of running all Windows' software including the full Microsoft Office...

    Photo: Company, Sep 26.

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    Asustek Transformer Book T100 2-in-1 device

    Asustek Computer's Transformer Book T100 is a 10.1-inch 2-in-1 device featuring an Intel Atom Bay Trail quad-core processor and a detachable HD display that can be used as a standalone...

    Photo: Company, Sep 24.

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