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Digitimes Research: iPad shipments to drop to 55 million units in 2015

Dec 1, 15:02

Thanks to Sony quitting the notebook market and Apple's price cuts, MacBook shipments in 2014 are expected to grow over 15% on year, the highest growth among the top-10 vendors. But...

iPhone chip orders slowing down, say IC designers

Nov 28, 14:55

Apple has started scaling back on chip orders for its latest iPhone, according to sources at IC design houses.

Mobile DRAM revenues rise 6% in 3Q14, says DRAMeXchange

Nov 27, 12:24

Revenues for mobile DRAM reached US$3.46 billion in the third quarter of 2014, up 6% from US$2.27 billion in the second quarter, according to DRAMeXchange. Growth was driven by increased...

Acer, Asustek pushing Chromebooks and inexpensive notebooks

Nov 25, 14:41

Acer is set to invest heavily in Chromebook development in 2015 with related shipments to grow over 50% on year to reach 4.8 million units. Meanwhile, Asustek Computer is also planning...

Xiaomi to launch smart home device soon

Nov 24, 15:53

Xiaomi is planning to launch a product for the smart home market between the end of 2014 and January 2015 and expects the product to surprise the market, according to the head of...

Digitimes Research: China makers Bitland, BYD to join Chromebook supply chain in 2015

Nov 21, 16:09

Following China-based application processor (AP) supplier Rockchip's entry into the Chromebook industry, China-based end device makers are also expected to join the Chromebook supply...

Notebook supply chain starts preparing 1Q15 orders to minimize impact of labor shortages

Nov 20, 14:14

With the notebook supply chain's labor shortages in the first quarter of 2015 expected to be a lot more serious than in previous years, some notebook brand vendors such as Dell have...

Digitimes Research: White-box wearable vendors see potential in sport and children's markets

Nov 18, 15:53

At the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2014, many IT vendors showcased their latest wearable devices with white-box smart bracelets being a spotlight at the show, and...

Touchscreen controller IC prices to fall further in 2015

Nov 17, 21:55

Prices of touchscreen controller ICs used in handsets are likely to fall 30% or more in 2015, due to fierce price competition among China- and Taiwan-based chip suppliers, according...

Wistron aims to ship 21 million notebooks in 2015

Nov 14, 15:27

Wistron aims to ship 21 million notebooks and 25 million smart hand-held devices including three million tablets for 2015, the company said at a November 13 investors conference.

Digitimes Research: Lenovo, Asustek to launch US$149 Chromebook

Nov 13, 12:00

Lenovo and Asustek are expected to release Chromebooks using Google-certified solutions from China-based Rockchip in the first half of 2015 at the latest, and their devices are expected...

Commentary: Are large-size smartphones really at odds with tablets?

Nov 13, 11:08

Many market watchers now believe that demand for tablets is set to decline, affected by reasons including a high penetration rate after three years of rapid growth, rising popularity...

Chipmakers of Apple Watch supply chain gearing up production

Nov 12, 22:05

Chip suppliers involved in the supply chain of the Apple Watch are gearing up to start production for the upcoming wearable device, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Tablet AP shipments in China to rise 4.7% in 4Q14

Nov 11, 20:11

Shipments of tablet-use application processors (AP) in China are forecast to rise 4.7% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research. Meanwhile, shipments...

Acer enjoys on-year revenue growth in October

Nov 10, 21:21

Acer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$28.22 billion (US$923.37 million) for October, down 9.25% on month, but up 2.36% on year. Acer also recently announced its third-quarter...

Compal reports 4.37% on-month drop in October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 16:20

Compal has reported consolidated revenues of NT$81.142 billion (US$2.7 billion) for October 2014, representing a 4.37% drop on month and 29.26% increase on year.

Asustek sees revenues increase in October

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 16:17

Asustek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$46.569 billion (US$1.55 billion) for October 2014, representing a 12.02% increase on month and 12.16% increase on year.

Digitimes Research: Notebook shipments decline 15% in October

Nov 7, 12:26

Global notebook shipments by top-five brand vendors and top-three ODMs declined 15% on average in October, affected by the roll-outs of new low-priced models in the previous month,...

Digitimes Research: Global tablet market facing weakened demand in 3Q14

Nov 4, 15:19

Global tablet shipments are expected to reach 63.4 million units in the third quarter of 2014, growing a mere 1% from a year ago, showing that the market has entered the maturity...

Microsoft reportedly plans to develop larger Surface Pro tablet

Nov 4, 00:43

Microsoft reportedly plans to roll out new Surface tablets with display sizes larger than current models, according to industry sources, citing an improvement in sales of its Surface...

Foxconn re-joins China e-commerce industry

Nov 4, 00:22

Despite its previous failure in operating an e-commerce business, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has used its system that originally resided on China's e-commerce...

More notebook brands shifting focus to gaming models, say sources

Oct 31, 16:23

Notebook brands including Asustek Computer, Lenovo and Acer have been shifting focus to gaming notebook models as strong sales of comparable models rolled out by Micro-Star International...

Digitimes Research: Skylake processor delay to weaken Windows 10 notebook demand

Oct 31, 15:55

Intel's Skylake-based processors, originally expected to launch in early third-quarter 2015 to support the release of Windows 10-based notebooks, may not become available until the...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to drop 1.7% in 2015

Oct 28, 14:17

Global notebook shipments, which are expected to decline 2.1% on year in 2014, will further drop 1.7% in 2015 to reach 168 million units, despite Microsoft's attempts to stimulate...

AMD CEO to visit Lenovo, Asustek, TSMC and Acer

Oct 28, 12:27

AMD CEO Lisa Su is planning to visit Lenovo in China and Asustek Computer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Acer in Taiwan in the near future to tighten its relationships...

AMD CEO Lisa Su

Digitimes Research: Intel to see strong shipment growth for Education Tablets in 2015

Oct 27, 11:08

Intel, which launched the Classmate PC specifically for emerging countries' education markets in 2007, did not achieve significant results with its StudyBook tablet in 2012. But in...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to drop in 4Q14

Oct 21, 11:26

Despite Intel and Microsoft subsidies, Digitimes Research expects global notebook shipments, not including 2-in-1 models, to drop 4.4% on year and 2.6% sequentially in the fourth...

Clevo to ship 1.85-1.9 million notebooks in 2014, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 20, 16:24

Taiwan-based second-tier notebook vendor Clevo is expected to ship 1.85-1.9 million units in 2014, up from 1.57 million units in 2013, according to a Commercial Time's report...

China-based nubia adopts Cavendish antenna tuning solution for LTE smartphone

Oct 17, 18:24

Cavendish Kinetics, a provider of high-performance RF tuning solutions for mobile devices, and nubia, a smartphone brand of ZTE Corporation, recently announced that nubia's new Z7...

IDT extends PCIe timing lineup

Oct 17, 18:11

Integrated Device Technology recently announced it has expanded its system-on-chip (SoC)-friendly PCI Express timing family with the addition of 1.5 V clock generators and clock multiplexers...

Acer, MediaTek BYOC partnership to achieve some results in 1H15

Oct 17, 15:51

Acer and MediaTek's cooperation in cloud computing is expected to achieve preliminary results in the first half of 2015 related to wearable devices, according to Acer BYOC business...

Maverick Shih, Acer BYOC business manager

Apple introduces iPad Air 2 and new iPad mini

Oct 17, 11:51

Apple has introduced the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The iPad Air 2, which is 6.1mm thin, and the iPad mini 3 both offer Touch ID.

Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 tablets

Quanta ships 4.8 million notebooks in September; Compal 4.4 million

Oct 14, 12:21

Quanta Computer shipped 4.8 million notebooks in September and a total of 13.7 million units in the third quarter, up from 11.5 million units in the second quarter. Meanwhile, Compal...

Asustek, AMD said to strengthen partnership

Oct 14, 11:59

AMD's partnership with Asustek Computer is growing tighter and the CPU maker reportedly will use Zen to name its next-generation desktop APU platform for 2016 and their expanding...

Gaming notebook vendors start new competition in 4Q14

Oct 13, 22:37

Despite weak sales of traditional notebooks, vendors are still aggressively releasing new gaming models and are expected to trigger a new wave of competition in the fourth quarter...

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    Samsung NVMe PCIe SSD

    Samsung Electronics has started mass production of NVMe PCIe solid state drive (SSD) which has an M.2 form factor for use in PCs and workstations. Samsung has also begun shipping...

    Photo: Company, May 4.

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    Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina notebook

    Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with the new Force Touch trackpad, fifth-generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Graphics 6100. The new trackpad...

    Photo: Company, Mar 12.

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    Apple MacBook Air notebook

    Apple has updated the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air and added up to two times faster flash to the 13-inch MacBook Air. The updated 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air now feature fifth-generation...

    Photo: Company, Mar 12.

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    Apple new 12-inch ultra-thin MacBook

    Apple has unveiled a new MacBook product line. Apple claims every component has been redesigned to create a Mac that weighs just two pounds and is 13.1mm thin. The new MacBook features...

    Photo: Company, Mar 12.

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    Apple Watch smartwatches

    Apple has announced that the Apple Watch will be available on April 24 to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US. The Apple Watch...

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  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.