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Taiwan-based IC design houses counting on sales of Surface or Nexus 7, say sources

Jul 13, 15:45

Taiwan-based IC design houses may have a chance to win IC orders from Microsoft or Google should the sale of their tablet PCs, the Surface and the Nexus 7, be able to break the dominance...

Microsoft purchase of Perceptive Pixels will not affect Taiwan-based panel makers

Jul 12, 01:00

Microsoft's recent confirmation of a late October release date of Windows 8 along with the company's purchase of Perceptive Pixel that is compatible with the new operating system...

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Microsoft unveils Windows 8 OEM licensing charges

Jul 11, 15:52

Microsoft has released licensing rates for OEM Windows 8, including US$60-80 for Windows 8, US$80-100 for Windows 8 Pro (with Office) and US$50-65 for Windows RT (with Office), according...

Microsoft releases Windows 8 licensing prices

Microsoft introduces new business model for Office 365

Jul 11, 01:30

Microsoft has announced new sales methods for Office 365 called Office 365 Open. This new method allows strategic alliance partners to share more profits. Taiwan-based firms believe...

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Microsoft Surface chassis suffers low yields

Jul 9, 13:27

Microsoft reportedly planned to adopt unibody magnesium-aluminum chassis for its Surface tablet PCs originally, but affected by chassis makers' limited capacity, the company has instead...

Second- and third-tier handset makers in China may not adopt Windows Phone 8 platform

Jul 5, 01:35

Microsoft has been eager to promote Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 and Windows RT. Despite having partners such as Nokia, Samsung, and HTC for Windows Phone 8, severe price competition...

Microsoft new Windows 8 promotion unlikely to boost PC demand

Jul 4, 16:27

After announcing its Windows 8 upgrade plan for newly purchased Windows 7-based PCs in early June, Microsoft recently announced a new upgrade plan allowing consumers to spend US$39.99...

Microsoft aggressviely promoting its Windows 8 upgrade plan

Microsoft OEM head change related to Surface, say Taiwan makers

Jul 4, 01:00

Microsoft has announced the replacement of Steven Guggenheimer with Nick Parker, originally vice president of OEM Sales and Marketing, for the position of corporate vice president...

Microsoft Surface blurs boundary between tablet and ultrabook

Jun 26, 01:15

Microsoft's announcement of Wintel-based Surface tablet PCs have blurred the boundary between tablets and ultrabooks as Microsoft's tablet PC adopts an Ivy Bridge processor that is...

BIOS designers to compete for Windows smartphone market

Jun 22, 15:11

In addition to BIOS solutions for Windows 8, Insyde Software, Phoenix Technologies and American Megatrends are also aggressively competing for the smartphone BIOS market as Microsoft...

Insyde is aggressively focusing on Windows smarpthone market

WP7.5 to be maintained following launch of WP8

Jun 22, 15:06

Microsoft is expected to maintain Windows Phone 7.5 for use in smartphones after the launch of Windows Phone 8 in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to Taiwan-based handset supply...

Microsoft to push Windows Phone 8 smartphone launch to 4Q12

Jun 22, 01:35

Microsoft will push the launch of Windows Phone 8-based smartphones to the fourth quarter of 2012 with Nokia, HTC, Samsung Electronics and Huawei Device being in the first wave of...

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Digitimes Research: Microsoft tablet PC plan may benefit the industry

Jun 21, 16:01

Microsoft's own-brand Surface tablet PCs have triggered market watchers to believe that the company will turn its business model from purely software licensing to hardware sales which...

Microsoft tablet PC plan may benefit the PC industry

Microsoft outsource Surface tablets to Pegatron; expected prices above US$599

Jun 20, 13:44

Sources from notebook players have revealed that Microsoft's 10.6-inch Surface tablet PCs will be outsourced to Pegatron Technology for assembly; however, there is still not a firm...

Microsoft own-brand tablet PCs a ploy to drive Windows 8 adoption, says Acer founder

Jun 20, 01:35

While Microsoft's unveiling of two own-brand tablet PCs has surprised the supply chain in Taiwan and brought worries on PC vendors, Acer founder Stan Shih has commented that Microsoft...

Stan Shih

Microsoft, Intel expect Windows 8 to help energize the netbook market

Jun 19, 01:40

As Microsoft is aggressively preparing its Windows 8 and Windows RT for launch in October to compete against Apple, sources from notebook players pointed out that Microsoft and Intel...

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Microsoft likely to announce a white-box tablet PC at conference, say sources

Jun 18, 16:17

With Microsoft set to host a product launch conference on June 18 that market watchers are speculating could be the company's own-brand Windows RT-based tablet PC, sources from upstream...

Microsoft will host a mysterious conference on June 18

Computex 2012: Microsoft cooperates with Quanta over private cloud solution

Jun 8, 01:05

During a keynote address at Computex 2012, Steven Guggenheimer, corporate vice president of the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) division at Microsoft, demonstrated the breadth...

Microsoft cooperates with Quanta over private cloud solution

Microsoft new app strategy to bring new profit source for PC vendors

Jun 7, 01:10

As Microsoft is preparing to challenge Apple's iOS and Google's Android with Windows 8, to resolve the operating system's lack of apps, Microsoft plans to change its strategy over...

Microsoft plans to adopt a new profit sharing strategy

Microsoft to release Windows Phone 8 on June 20

Jun 6, 13:34

Microsoft plans to release its new platform for smartphones, Windows Phone 8 (codenamed Apollo), on June 20, but most branded smartphone vendors, with the exception of Nokia, will...

Microsoft to showcase Windows Phone 8 on June 20

Microsoft reportedly considers raising Windows 8 licensing fees

May 25, 14:48

Microsoft is reportedly considering upward adjusting licensing fees for OEM versions of Windows 8, and with Intel reluctant to lower quotes for processors for use in ultrabooks, the...

China market: Booming sales of Windows Phones could be short-lived, say sources

May 21, 12:49

Nokia's Lumia smartphones are currently enjoying booming sales in China, but some industry sources fear the brisk sales could be short-lived.

Retailers turning conservative about 2Q12 PC demand

May 3, 01:25

Although Intel has recently announced its latest Ivy Bridge processors and many players expected to see strong PC demand in the second quarter, some channel retailers have turned...

PC brand vendors moving R&D resources from Android to Windows 8

May 2, 16:28

PC brand vendors have already started moving their resources from R&D for Android to Windows 8 and are focusing more on developing Windows 8-based products, according to sources...

Microsoft stepping up involvement in ultrabook outer designs, say sources

Apr 16, 16:30

Microsoft, to ensure that its Windows 8 will be run smoothly in ultrabooks under touch-control environemnts, has been actively involved in outer designs of ultrabooks with branded...

China market: First-tier channel operators not enthusiastic about Tango phones

Mar 30, 15:47

Although Nokia has been trying to increase its market share in China with its Tango-based smartphones, first-tier channel operators in China have adopted a wait-and-see attitude toward...

Microsoft urged to give more design flexibility on Windows Phone 8

Mar 29, 15:09

Handset makers in Taiwan have urged Microsoft to provide more flexibility to enable smartphone makers to modify applications and the user interface on Window Phone 8 so that smartphone...

Wintel platform to enjoy higher number of models than WoA platform by year-end

Mar 26, 16:17

The number of Windows 8-based tablet PC models that feature Intel's platform is expected to reach 32 by the end of 2012 with number of models that feature ARM platform to only reach...

Many Ivy Bridge ultrabooks expected to be showcased at Computex Taipei

Mar 23, 11:09

PC vendors are expected to exhibit new ultrabooks equipped with Ivy Bridge processors, and Microsoft is expected to disclose more details on Windows 8 at 2012 Computex Taipei, June...

Nokia likely to launch Windows 8 tablet PCs in 4Q12, say sources

Mar 12, 15:59

Nokia will team up with Microsoft to venture into the tablet PC market by releasing a 10-inch Windows 8-based tablet PC set on Qualcomm's dual-core platform in the fourth quarter...

Microsoft plans to cooperate with Acer over online app store, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 6, 14:39

With Acer's Acer Cloud online app service set to start in the second quarter of 2012, Microsoft has expressed interest in cooperating with Acer by paying a fee to connect the Windows...

Microsoft develops digital signage through cooperation with Intel, NEC, says executive

Mar 6, 14:38

Microsoft's Windows Embedded business group has been developing digital signage through cooperation with Intel for the past two years and Japan-based NEC for 1.5 years, with digital...

BIOS maker Insyde expected to benefit from Windows 8

Mar 6, 01:25

Taiwan-based BIOS maker Insyde Software is expected to be one of the players to benefit most from Windows 8 as the company is currently the fastest player to adopt UEFI BIOS and was...

China handset players pessimistic about Microsoft pushing Tango OS in China

Feb 23, 15:53

As Microsoft is set to push its Tango operating system into China's smartphone market in 2012, domestic handset players in China are pessimistic about the plan and believe the operating...

Intel to postpone mass shipments of Ivy Bridge processors

Feb 16, 01:15

Intel recently notified its partners about plans to postpone mass shipments of its upcoming Ivy Bridge processors. Despite that the company will still announce the new products and...

Inventory issues with Sandy Bridge is prompting Intel to delay volume shipments of Ivy Bridge
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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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