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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

Smartphone and PC vendors to treat WP8 differently, say sources

Feb 4, 14:33

Although information indicates that Microsoft's next-generation handset platform, Windows Phone 8 (WP8), will support an array of technologies and functionalities, including dual-core...

Wintel tablet PCs may be priced from US$599-899

Jan 16, 16:36

Wintel-based tablet PCs may see their prices go as high as US$599-899 due to Intel and Microsoft both being unwilling to drop their related hardware and software quotes, and as a...

Compal Communication expects to ship 9.6 million handsets in 2012

Jan 5, 01:25

Compal Communication has announced revenues of NT$10.9 billion (US$359.65 million) for the fourth quarter of 2011 with its handset shipments in the quarter reached 1.5 million units...

Asustek going Android, Acer eyeing Windows 8 for tablet PC market

Jan 5, 01:15

Acer, after refuting rumors about plans to phase out of the tablet PC and smartphone markets, has adjusted strategies for its tablet PC business and will focus on a Windows-based...

Reallusion promoting iClone5

Dec 30, 10:19

Reallusion, a Taiwan-based developer of animation production software tools, has been promoting sales of iClone5, its real-time 3D animation editing software developed through cooperation...

Tablet PCs to dominate touch-controlled device market in 2012

Dec 28, 01:00

Buoyed by the release of Android 4.0 and Windows 8 operating systems, tablet PCs will dominate the touch-controlled device market in 2012 with models below 10.1-inch sizes accounting...

CES 2012 may not help pump up demand

Dec 20, 01:30

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012, which will be hosted from January 10-13 in 2012, may not help pump up consumer demand afterward as there are not expected to be many new...

Market share of non-Apple tablet PCs to surge in 2012, says Nvidia CEO

Dec 15, 01:05

Although non-Apple tablet PCs are only expected to account for 30% of the worldwide tablet PC market, Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun pointed out that after hardware and software platforms'...

Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun

Notebooks expected to fully adopt HD quality webcams in 2H12

Dec 8, 01:45

Notebook players are expected to fully adopt high definition (HD) quality webcams into their notebook models in the second half of 2012 as Microsoft launches its Windows 8 and should...

Taiwan market: Microsoft launches MCloud 2.0, begins trial use of Office 365

Dec 2, 15:08

Microsoft on December 1 announced the launch of MCloud 2.0, its new-generation hybrid cloud computing solutions consisting of public cloud and private services as well as the beginning...

Foxconn denies passing up Nook orders in exchange for Microsoft lawsuit withdrawal

Nov 14, 16:13

Commenting on rumors that Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has promised to not manufacture Nook series products for Barnes & Noble in exchange for Microsoft withdrawing...

Notebooks players bid on both Intel and ARM

Nov 11, 15:53

As ARM has been aggressively cutting into the notebook industry, where Intel has dominated for a while, notebook players are adopting a strategy to bid on both ARM and Intel platforms...

Asustek delays Transformer Prime to December

Nov 8, 01:35

Asustek Computer, which had originally been set to launch its latest Transformer Prime tablet PC with Android 3.2 on November 9, has postponed the launch schedule to early December...

Acer chairman welcomes HP decision to not spin off PC business

Oct 31, 16:55

Commenting about Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) recent decision that the company will not spin off its PC business, Acer chairman JT Wang has welcomed the decision and believes that HP's...

Insyde cooperates with ARM over new technologies

Oct 31, 16:18

Taiwan-based software designer Insyde Software has announced it will cooperate with ARM to create a new software R&D technician training program to help transfer its UEFI technology,...

New Windows verification process creates controversy between ODM and brand vendors

Oct 25, 01:00

Microsoft's new verification system for Windows 8 - OA 3.0 - which will add complications toward the upstream ODM's production lines and relatively generate significant extra cost,...

Microsoft Mango system will rise, says HTC executive

Oct 13, 01:20

President of High Tech Computer (HTC) North Asia Jack Tung, commenting on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.5 Mango system, pointed out that the smartphone industry is developing into an...

Microsoft pays tribute to Steve Jobs

Oct 6, 11:37

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has paid tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. "I'm truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs' death. Melinda (Gate's wife) and I extend our sincere...

Microsoft and Samsung broaden smartphone partnership

Sep 29, 14:20

Microsoft has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Samsung Electronics, to cross-license the patent portfolios of both companies, providing broad coverage for...

Acer, Asustek to join new Tizen project

Sep 29, 01:05

Asustek Computer and Acer are both set to add development for the recently announced Tizen operating system project, while High Tech Computer (HTC) is currently evaluating its decision,...

Newmax sees dropping camera module shipment due to weak Kinect sales

Sep 27, 01:15

Although Microsoft has been aggressive in pushing its Kinect into non-Xbox 360 platforms, the effects of weakening US and Europe economies have caused a drop in Kinect sales, and...

Samsung supplies server DRAM for Microsoft data center

Sep 26, 14:21

Samsung Electronics has announced that its 30nm-class DDR3 memory is being adopted by Microsoft in its virtualized data center.

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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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