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  • Last update: Tuesday 12 December 2017 [1472 news items]

Notebook vendors adopting different approaches to counter lackluster PC sales

Aug 7, 16:25

Heavyweight notebook vendors Lenovo, HP and Apple are taking different approaches to counter lackluster PC sales in the global markets, with the former two adopting lower-pricing...

Competition in gaming desktop PC segment heating up

Aug 3, 14:05

Notebook brands including Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI), Lenovo and Acer have recently enhanced their respective gaming desktop PC portfolios, extending the ongoing...

Versatile and stylish gaming PCs increasingly popular with consumers

Realtek posts 2Q17 EPS of NT$1.85

Jul 31, 13:03

Networking IC design specialist Realtek Semiconductor has reported net profits surged 82% sequentially to NT$930 million (US$30.7 million) in the second quarter of 2017. EPS for the...

MCU firm Nuvoton sees 2Q17 profits surge

Jul 31, 09:03

Taiwan-based Nuvoton Technology, the logic IC subsidiary of Winbond Electronics specializing in MCU and PC peripherals, has reported net profits hiked 172% sequentially to NT$247...

Inventec reports losses for subsidiary TPV-Inventa

Jul 26, 15:51

Inventec has announced it has stopped collecting accounts receivable from its subsidiary TPV-Inventa in order to write off TPV-Inventa's bad debts of around CNY11 million (US$1.66...

Ennoconn announces US$5 million investment in Suzhou, China

Jul 25, 12:57

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Ennoconn has announced it will indirectly invest US$5 million to establish a subsidiary in Suzhou, China. The subsidiary will be responsible...

PC shipments may be undermined by component shortages in 2H17

Jul 25, 09:12

With first-tier vendors including Samsung Electronics, Apple and LG Electronics expected to unveil new smartphones in the second half of 2017, upstream component shortages are expected...

Demand for components from the smartphone sector is expected to reduce supply to the PC sector

CEE and notebooks, main drivers of the EMEA traditional PC market recovery, said IDC

Jul 24, 15:59

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market (desktops, notebooks and workstations) continued to improve in the second quarter of 2017, with a stable performance...

Gigabyte to reorganize motherboard and graphics card businesses

Jul 24, 15:31

Gigabyte Technology will begin a business reorganization on August 1 and merge its motherboard and graphics card businesses together. The new department will be led by Eddie Lin,...

Eddie Lin will become the new head of merged businesses

Traditional PC market fares slightly better than expectations as component shortages ease, says IDC

Jul 14, 15:28

Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, workstation) totaled 60.5 million units in the second quarter of 2017, posting an on-year decline of 3.3%, according to...

Taiwan IC design houses gearing up for high speed transmissions

Jul 12, 16:00

With high speed transmissions becoming an important spec for electronics devices, Taiwan-based IC design houses including ASMedia, Parade Technologies, Weltrend, On-Bright, Etron...

Demand for high-speed transmission chips rising

Acer faring well in high-margin PC segments

Jun 22, 15:27

Acer’s PC business has been focusing on high-margin segments, including gaming notebooks, ultra-thin models and 2-in-1s, with each segment faring well in the first five months...

AMD top-end CPU adopted in new Dell gaming PC

Jun 20, 12:52

AMD is expected to see improved profits in the second half of 2017 as its top-end Ryzen Threadripper processor has landed orders from Alienware, a gaming affiliate of Dell. The move...

MSI chairman expects strong 2H17

Jun 15, 22:51

Commenting on Micro-Star International's (MSI) recent performance, company chairman Joseph Hsu said revenues and profits both enjoyed on-year growth in the first quarter but gross...

Joseph Hsu, MSI chairman

Digitimes Research: AIO PC shipments to stablize in 2017, 2018

Jun 7, 10:57

All-in-one (AIO) PC shipments are expected to stablize in both 2017 and 2018 after declining for three years in a row. Due to weak demand from the consumer sector, AIO PC shipments...

Digitimes Research: AIO shipments expected to take larger share of desktop PC market

Jun 7, 10:45

With the consumer sector continuing to have weak demand for all-in-one (AIO) PC products, AIO PC shipments were down 1.7% on year to reach only 12.18 million units in 2016, the third...

Getac May revenues see growth

Jun 6, 20:04

Ruggedized industrial PC (IPC) maker Getac has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.64 billion (US$55.43 million) for May, up 6.84% on year and 4.7% on month. For the first five...

MSI, Asustek to tie in 2017 gaming notebook shipments

Jun 1, 15:34

As worldwide consumer demand for notebooks remains in decline, most PC brand vendors have turned their focuses to the gaming sector. Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International...

Computex 2017: AMD exhibits PC innovations covering CPU, GPU and servers

Jun 1, 15:20

Commemorating 30 years in Taiwan, AMD has showcased the power of its upcoming Ryzen and Radeon products during its press conference at Computex Taipei 2017. The company delivered...

AMD CEO Lisa Su at Computex 2017

Intel makes it rain for PC enthusiasts

May 31, 12:37

Intel came out of the gate firing at this year's Computes Taipei, announcing a slew of processors for its new X-series of desktop CPUs at the company's keynote during the first day...

Taiwan players expect AI to benefit PC hardware supply chain

May 30, 15:39

Artificial intelligence (AI) and robots are both hot topics for Computex 2017 and will become focuses for the IT industry for the next several years. Taiwan's PC and server supply...

Acer should focus on business diversification, says CEO

May 18, 22:36

Commenting on its first-quarter financial results, Acer CEO Jason Chen pointed out that the company did not seem to have made much profit, but that was because the company had invested...

Jason Chen, Acer CEO

Global 1Q17 DRAM revenues rise 13.4%, says DRAMeXchange

May 18, 21:43

Sales in the global DRAM market surged 13.4% sequentially to US$14.13 billion in the first quarter of 2017, when PC DRAM contract prices rose 30%, according to DRAMeXchange. The revenues...

Intel looking to bundle motherboard and memory to promote Kaby Lake

May 18, 15:53

Because of weak demand in the PC DIY market, Intel is considering bundling its Optane memory with motherboards using 200 series chipsets such as Z270, in the PC DIY channel to stimulate...

Asustek shifting focus away from consumer desktop market

May 16, 14:17

Asustek Computer has recently decided to release fewer traditional consumer desktop products and will focus on China and Taiwan’s enterprise sector as well as all-in-one PC...

Compal president expects PC demand to return growth in 2017

May 11, 15:49

Compal Electronics president Ray Chen expects PC demand to return to growth in 2017 because of a replacement trend from the enterprise sector created by Microsoft ending support for...

Global gaming PC demand to keep growing over next 5 years, says Dell executive

May 5, 15:43

In contrast to shrinking overall PC sales, global demand for gaming PCs is heating up and the boom will continue over the next five years, according to Consumer Product Marketing...

Acer pushing gaming, enterprise products in Asia Pacific region

May 2, 16:12

President of Acer Pan Asia Andrew Hou has noted that Acer’s operation directions for 2017 will focus on youth, technology and fashion and mainly target the gaming and enterprise...

Andrew Hou, Acer Pan Asia president

Acer pushing MR, VR hardware

May 2, 12:02

Acer’s mixed reality (MR) head-mounted display (HMD) that it developed jointly with Microsoft has recently begun shipments and the company has already shipped around 1,000 units...

Gaming PC sales in North America in 2016 grow 25-30%

Apr 28, 13:52

Commenting on the gaming PC market in North America, Kevin Jones, vice president for US-based retail chain Micro Center said that overall sales increased 25-30% on year in 2016, and...

Kevin Jones, Micro Center vice president (left)

EMEA traditional PC market returning to growth in 1Q17, says IDC

Apr 24, 22:03

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market (desktops, notebooks, and workstations) continued to stabilize in the first quarter of 2017, with the market posting...

Powerchip chairman expects long-term DRAM shortage

Apr 20, 22:20

The supply of DRAM memory is likely to stay tight for a substantial period of time, according to Frank Huang, chairman for Taiwan-based pure-play foundry Powerchip Technology.

Quanta to stay top AIO PC maker in 2017

Apr 18, 14:09

Quanta Computer is expected to remain as the largest all-in-one (AIO) PC maker worldwide in 2017 thanks to orders from Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Apple. Currently, HP outsources all...

IDC, Gartner see different trends for 1Q17 PC shipments

Apr 13, 14:43

Research firm IDC has posted its latest figures on worldwide PC shipments for the first quarter at 60.33 million, up slightly by 0.6% on year. But according to Gartner, the volume...

Looking to expand presence in PC market: Q&A with AMD CEO Lisa Su

Apr 10, 14:58

AMD has been aggressively looking to expand its presence in the PC market. It has released its new Ryzen series processors and its Vega series GPUs are expected to be launched soon...

Lisa Su, AMD CEO
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    AMD Ryzen processor

    AMD has released the first three models of its next-generation high-performance AMD Ryzen desktop processor. Ryzen is the first processor based on the entirely new AMD Zen core microarchitecture,...

    Photo: Company, Mar 3.

  • AMD+to+release+first+Polaris+graphics+card+soon

    AMD to release first Polaris graphics card soon

    AMD has unveiled the company's strategy for its upcoming Polaris architecture-based Radeon RX series graphics cards, introducing levels of VR performance and future-proof technologies...

    Photo: Michael Lee, Digitimes, Jun 3.

  • A+PC+using+AMD%27s+new+A+series+APU

    A PC using AMD's new A series APU

    AMD has announced its full seventh generation AMD A-series processor lineup, designed to help provide productivity and entertainment performance with mobility for consumers. Previously...

    Photo: Michael Lee, Digitimes, Jun 2.

  • AMD+7th%2Dgeneration+A+series+processor

    AMD 7th-generation A series processor

    AMD has announced availability of its new mobile seventh-generation AMD A-series processors, timed to support a new notebook design by HP. New OEM PC designs powered by the A-series...

    Photo: Company, Apr 11.

  • Acer+Chromebase+24+all%2Din%2Done+PC

    Acer Chromebase 24 all-in-one PC

    The Chromebase 24 (CA24I) features a 23.8-inch Full HD display with IPS technology, with a viewing angle up to 178 degrees. It comes with VESA mount support and 10-point multi-touch...

    Photo: Company, Jan 11.

Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2017

    Digitimes Research estimates that revenues from sales of server motherboards, servers, storage systems and related network system equipment by Taiwan-based vendors reached NT$555.8 billion in 2016 and the amount is estimated to grow 5.9% on year in 2017.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.