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  • Last update: Tuesday 15 April 2014 [354 news items]

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.

Microsoft reimagines Windows, presents Windows 8 developer preview

Sep 15, 01:35

At its developer-focused BUILD conference, Microsoft has showcased a detailed preview of the next major release of Windows, codenamed Windows 8. The company also detailed new tools...

PC players optimistic about re-rise of Wintel

Sep 15, 01:05

PC players are starting to turn optimistic about a return of Wintel as Intel and Microsoft have each hosted global developer conferences to promote the upcoming Ivy Bridge processors...

TPK sees mild revenue decline in August

Sep 6, 15:25

Touch panel maker TPK Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$11.09 billion (US$381.27 million) for August 2011, with a less-than-expected decline of 6% on month as reductions...

Asustek begins marketing Eee PC X101/X101H netbooks

Jul 29, 01:30

Asustek Computer will begin marketing its low-priced Eee PC X101/X101H netbooks in the US, Taiwan and other markets by the end of July. For the US market, the Eee PC X101, which runs...

Mango phones to compete with new iPhone in September

Jul 29, 01:25

Branded handset vendors including HTC, Samsung Electronics, and LG Electronics all plan to launch Microsoft's Mango-based smartphones in September, competing neck and neck with the...

Microsoft launches Office 365

Jun 29, 16:10

Microsoft has announced the availability of Microsoft Office 365, the company's newest cloud service. Office 365 is now available in 40 markets, and brings together Microsoft Office,...

Compal Communications lowers 2011 handset shipments target; signs WP7 licensing agreement with Microsoft

Jun 24, 15:51

Compal Communications has lowered its handset shipments target for 2011 to 4.5 million units from six million projected earlier due to adjustments in product strategies by its clients,...

Taiwan market: Nokia launches X7 smartphone

Jun 15, 13:44

Nokia has launched its first Symbian Anna-based smartphone, the X7, in the Taiwan market with a suggested retail price of NT$15,800 (US$547).

Windows 8 Preview to bring 4 major factors to mobile device industry, says Digitimes Research

Jun 8, 16:55

Microsoft's display, at Computex 2011, of the touch controls of Windows 8 using the company's technologies from Windows Phone 7's Metro UI. Digitimes Research believes Microsoft using...

Microsoft reportedly considers launching own-brand tablet PC

Jun 8, 16:42

Microsoft is reportedly considering to launch an own-brand tablet PC that features Windows 8 by the end of 2012 with cooperation from Texas Instruments and Taiwan-based OEMs/ODMs,...

Microsoft says companies are welcome to join new OS development

Jun 3, 01:50

Despite adjustments made in the development process of Windows 8, Microsoft claimed it has reserved space for new partners to join its Integrated Development Program (IDP).

Michael Angiulo, corporate VP of Microsoft's planning and PC ecosystem team

Insyde working on EFI BIOS for Windows 8

Jun 3, 01:30

Taiwan-based Insyde Software has announced that it is working on BIOS solutions supporting the UEFI (unified extensible firmware interface) standard for Microsoft's next version of...

Microsoft previews Windows 8

Jun 2, 12:45

At 2011 Computex today, Microsoft showed hardware partners the next version of Windows, internally codenamed "Windows 8." As part of this technical preview, Mike Angiulo,...

Windows 8 demonstrated by Microsoft at Computex 2011

Microsoft postpones IDP for 2 weeks to re-consult with chip players

Jun 2, 01:10

Microsoft has postponed its Integrated Development Program (IDP) for Windows 8 as the plan created significant dissatisfaction within the upstream supply chain. Microsoft is set to...

Taiwan ODMs not feeling the love from Microsoft on Windows 8 development

Jun 1, 10:12

With a number of ODMs feeling left out due to Microsoft not inviting Taiwan-based IT vendors to participate in its Integrated Development Program (IDP) specifically for developing...

Computex buzz: ARM vs Intel keeps people talking

Jun 1, 10:10

Considering the rapid growth of Android-based mobile computing devices, the mobile segment really is on a tear. Nvidia recently pointed out that the cumulative shipments of iOS and...

Computex 2011: Acer showcases Mango-based smartphone

Jun 1, 01:50

Acer has showcased its Microsoft Mango-based smartphone, the W4, at the ongoing Computex 2011. But Acer did not offer the smartphone for visitors to test its functionality as it is...

Call for Taiwan participation in development of Windows 8 goes unanswered

Jun 1, 01:30

As Microsoft has not invited Taiwan-based IT vendors Acer, Asustek Computer and HTC to participate in its Integrated Development Program specifically for developing Windows 8, Acer...

Microsoft should set rules from viewpoint of ecosystem, says Acer chairman

Jun 1, 01:25

Microsoft has not invited Taiwan-based IT vendors to participate in its Integrated Development Program specifically for developing Windows 8 for use in tablet PCs. In response, Acer...

Acer chairman JT Wang at the Computex

HTC denies Microsoft plans to hike royalty fees for Android smartphones

Stockwatch - May 30, 11:21

The Chinese-language Economic Daily News has reported that Microsoft plans to raise royalty charges imposed on Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC for using its software applications...

Taiwan PC vendors seeking participation in developing Windows 8

May 25, 16:06

Microsoft has talked with Nvidia, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments (TI), Intel and AMD for their participation in its Integrated Development Program specifically for developing Windows...

Google and ARM reportedly plan to establish standardization for Android/ARM platforms

Mar 31, 01:05

Google is reportedly considering a push for standardization of its Android 3.0 hoping the new strategy will help resolve the drawbacks of the operation system; meanwhile, Google may...

Microsoft offers strong support to attract tablet PC vendors; HP is in

Mar 30, 16:20

Microsoft has been negotiating with several notebook and smartphone vendors about launching tablet PC products based on its operating system and is willing to provide support both...

Foxconn looking into Microsoft patent lawsuit

Mar 23, 16:48

Microsoft, on March 21, filed a lawsuit against US-based Barnes & Noble for violating its patents with the Android operating system that the company adopted for its e-book reader...

ARM cooperating with Microsoft, says ARM Taiwan president

Mar 23, 01:40

ARM has been cooperating with Microsoft according to ARM Taiwan at a March 22 press conference in Taipei. ARM did not release further information due to confidentiality, but many...

Intel works with notebook makers to push into Android tablet PC market

Mar 15, 16:09

As Microsoft has announced its Windows operating system will add support for ARM-based platforms, Intel has recently decided to cooperate with Taiwan-based notebook makers including...

Taiwan handset makers developing WP7-enabled phones

Mar 4, 01:40

Some Taiwan-based ODM/OEM handset makers have stepped up their development of Windows Phone 7-enabled phones eyeing possible orders from telecom carriers and Nokia.

Microsoft Kinect sales exceed expectations in 2010, says IHS

Mar 1, 11:19

Microsoft surpassed its Kinect sales expectations for 2010, and also outperformed its cheaper rival, Sony's PlayStation Move, according to IHS iSuppli.

Nokia provides financial targets and forecasts linked to new strategy

Feb 11, 16:45

Nokia has outlined a new strategic direction, including changes in leadership and operational structure to, for the company-wide overhaul.

Taiwan market: Microsoft to cancel agents' rights for Enterprise, Select licensing

Jan 18, 11:22

Microsoft will adjust marketing of Enterprise and Select, two licensing programs for large enterprises to flexibly use its products and services, in the Taiwan market by canceling...

CES 2011: Microsoft and Samsung unveil the next generation of Surface with AMD platform

Jan 7, 12:14

Samsung Electronics and Microsoft, at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 in Las Vegas, unveiled the next generation of the Microsoft Surface experience featuring PixelSense technology,...

Samsung SUR40 machine with Microsoft Surface

CES 2011: Microsoft announces support of SoC architectures for next-generation Windows

Jan 6, 14:41

Microsoft has announced at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011, that the next version of Windows will support system on a chip (SoC) architectures, including ARM-based systems from...

Steven Sinofsky, president, Microsoft Windows and Windows Live Division, announces the next version

Microsoft pushes Xbox component makers for smooth supply during the Lunar New Year holidays

Dec 27, 15:49

Microsoft recently contacted its upstream component makers for Xbox 360 to ensure supplies during the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays remain smooth as the company has seen good sales...

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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.

  • Lenovo+ThinkStation+E+series+workstation

    Lenovo ThinkStation E series workstation

    Lenovo has announced the ThinkStation E32, an entry-level workstation for professionals working in computer-aided design, product development and architecture. The ThinkStation E32...

    Photo: Company, Aug 26.

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    Acer Wintel-based Iconia W3 tablet

    Acer has unveiled its Iconia W3, an 8.1-inch tablet running Windows 8 with an Intel Atom processor. The Iconia W3 will features pre-installed Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013...

    Photo: Company, Jun 13.

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