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Windows 8.1 tablet sales 20-30% below expectations

Oct 31, 14:02

Channel retailers are seeing their Windows 8.1-based tablet sales in October 20-30% below than their original expectations, despite strong price/performance ratios.

Intel to cooperate with China white-box players for mobile devices

Oct 30, 22:15

Intel has started turning to seek business opportunities from China's white-box market and has cooperated with several China-based vendors such as Ramos and Teclast to release Intel-based...

PC vendors aggressive about releasing new convertible products

Oct 30, 22:11

PC brand vendors such as Acer, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo and Asustek Computer have all been aggressively releasing new convertible products in 2013, aiming to boost overall consumer...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments expected to drop almost 7% in 2014

Oct 29, 12:01

Global notebook shipments are expected to drop 13% on year in 2013 and decline further by 6.6% in 2014 to reach only 159 million units, as tablets continue to outshine notebooks.

Apple revenues up, net profit down in fiscal 4Q13

Oct 29, 11:51

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter ended September 28, 2013. The company posted quarterly revenues of US$37.5 billion and quarterly net profit...

Notebook ODMs see inland plants only able to deliver 60% of orders due to labor shortage

Oct 28, 22:22

The labor shortage at Taiwan notebook ODMs' plants in Chongqing, China is reportedly becoming more serious recently and the plants are currently only able to deliver 60% of their...

Combined smartphone and tablet factory revenues to exceed entire consumer electronics market in 2013, says IHS

Oct 28, 14:37

In a dramatic sign of how consumer tastes have shifted to new, more exciting wireless products, global factory revenues for smartphones and tablets in 2013 will rise to become larger...

Toshiba gearing up for low-cost eMMC solutions

Oct 28, 11:06

Toshiba will launch low-cost eMMC solutions for use in entry-level and mid-range smartphones and tablets around the end of the fourth quarter, 2013, according to sources at memory...

Brand vendors to be more aggressive with supplies from China in 2014

Oct 28, 10:52

IT product vendors are expected to become more active over seeking partnerships with China-based component suppliers in 2014, hoping to reduce their costs. Some PC peripheral vendors...

Retailers begin tweaking Apple recommended price cuts for previous-generation iPad products

Oct 25, 15:09

Apple's upcoming iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display have already triggered price cuts by channel retailers for previous-generation iPads. US-based Best Buy is currently offering...

China market: Demand for Android STBs weakening

Oct 25, 15:09

Android-based set-top box (STB) sales in China have started to grow weak recently due to rising penetration rates in the local market and the growing popularity of large-size smartphones...

Tablets and smartphones still driving semiconductor growth, says firm

Oct 25, 12:01

Media tablets and smartphones have been the two most significant drivers of semiconductor growth for the last few years, according to market analyst firm Semiconductor Intelligence...

Taiwan ODMs expect mild sequential growth in 4Q13 notebook shipments

Oct 25, 11:02

Shipments of notebooks to be launched in the peak sales period prior to new year began in October, but shipments in the fourth quarter are expected to increase on quarter by less...

Tablet shipment forecast lowered through 2017, says DisplaySearch

Oct 24, 14:49

The forecast for global tablet shipments has been lowered as short-term build plans are being reduced. According to DisplaySearch, tablet shipments are still expected to be up 30%...

Taiwan market: iPad Air and new iPad mini expected to hit store shelves in late November

Oct 24, 11:16

Taiwan channel retailers expect Apple's iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display to be available in the local market as early as late November.

HTC denies it is scaling back production

Stockwatch - Oct 24, 10:58

Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC on October 23 denied media reports that claimed the company had shuttered some of its production lines, looking to outsource production in order...

Wistron plans to enhance AOpen business model

Oct 23, 21:49

Wistron is planning to transform its digital signage subsidiary AOpen from a simple hardware supplier to an software/hardware integrator and service provider, pushing a diversified...

Vendors remain confident about touchscreen notebooks in 2014

Oct 23, 21:47

Despite the failure to raise touchscreen notebook demand in 2013, several notebook brand vendors including Acer and Asustek Computer are still planning to release more products in...

MediaTek to see tablet solution shipments double in 2014

Oct 23, 21:44

MediaTek is expected to see its shipments of tablet solutions double in 2014 from 15-20 million units projected for 2013 and account for 30% of the non-iPad tablet chipset market,...

Apple iPad mini price cut to trigger pricing competition

Oct 23, 16:00

Apple's price cut for its first-generation iPad mini is expected to prompt its competitors to slash their tablet prices, according to sources from tablet vendors.

Apple updates MacBook Pro specifications; launches new Mac Pro

Oct 23, 14:33

Apple has updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with fourth-generation Intel Core processors, the latest graphics, longer battery life, faster flash storage and next-generation...

Acer to donate PCs to Myanmar

Oct 23, 13:41

In order to strengthen its presence in the Myanmar market, Acer will have the Acer Foundation donate PCs to the country through an APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) Project led...

Apple announces iPad Air and Retina-featured iPad mini

Oct 23, 11:40

Apple has announced the iPad Air featuring a 9.7-inch Retina display. Weighed one pound, iPad Air is 20% thinner and 28% lighter than the fourth-generation iPad, and with a narrower...

Apple aims to ship 10 million plus 9.7-inch iPads in 4Q13

Oct 22, 19:43

Apple's 9.7-inch iPad supply chains are preparing for shipments of more than 10 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to industry sources.

Worldwide PC, tablet and mobile phone shipments to grow 4.5% in 2013, says Gartner

Oct 22, 14:36

Worldwide combined shipments of PCs, tablets and mobile phones are projected to reach 2.32 billion units in 2013, a 4.5% increase from 2012, according to Gartner. The market is being...

EMEA PC shipments decline 16% in 3Q13, says IDC

Oct 21, 16:06

According to the latest research from IDC, PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) declined 16%, reaching 21.4 million units in the third quarter of 2013. Portable...

Average lifecycle of new IT products drops to only 3 months

Oct 21, 14:34

The average lifecycle of new consumer electronics products such as tablets, smartphones and notebooks, has shrunk significantly to only about three months currently, down from six...

Vendors expand tablet sizes for more opportunities

Oct 21, 13:05

Tablets with 7-inch displays are currently the most popular models among consumers, accounting for 70% of total shipments. However, to seek opportunities from other applications,...

China white-box tablet players expand presence

Oct 18, 11:30

China-based white-box tablet players have expanded their presence with several already shipping more than 200,000 units per month, according to industry sources. In addition, the...

Japan SMB IT market to remain virtually flat in 2013, says IDC

Oct 17, 13:41

IDC has published a forecast for the Japan small and medium-sized business (SMB) IT market from 2013 to 2017. The weaker yen and higher share prices have helped improve Japan's economy,...

Novatek driver ICs adopted in new Kindle Fire, says report

Newswatch - Oct 16, 15:55

Taiwan-based IC design house Novatek Microelectronics has secured orders for panel driver ICs for use in Amazon's new Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch tablet, according to a report from Taiwan's...

Samsung begins construction of new R&D center in Silicon Valley

Oct 16, 12:26

Samsung Electronics plans to open a new R&D center in Silicon Valley to support its growth, open innovation and collaboration activities, according to the South Korea-based ven...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan notebook shipments to drop to only 35 million units in 4Q13

Oct 15, 15:38

Global notebook shipments are expected to drop 3.2% sequentially and 13.4% on year in the fourth quarter as brand vendors' new notebook models featuring entry-level/mid-range Haswell...

OmniVision releases reference design for wearable consumer electronics

Oct 15, 12:11

OmniVision Technologies, a developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, has announced a new reference design that combines a wearable display and a camera module for the wearable...

Taiwan-based IC suppliers look to bleak sales in 4Q13

Oct 15, 12:06

Sales of smartphones, tablets and LCD TVs in China during the October 1 holidays were flat, dashing hopes of Taiwan-based IC suppliers of ramping shipments in the fourth quarter of...

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    Asustek FonePad 7 LTE

    Asustek's FonePad 7 LTE, unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2014, is a 7-inch phablet with built-in LTE connectivity and phone functionality. Fonepad 7 LTE features dDual front speakers,...

    Photo: Company, Mar 7.

  • Samsung+Galaxy+S5+

    Samsung Galaxy S5

    Samsung Electronics has announced the Galaxy S5, its flagship smartphone for 2014. The new Galaxy S5 provides a personal fitness tracker to help users monitor and manage their behavior,...

    Photo: Company, Feb 27.

  • Intel+new+Education+Tablet

    Intel new Education Tablet

    The Intel Education Tablet runs on Android 4.2 and has kid-friendly features such as: rubber bumpers on the sides making it easier for small hands to hold; a power button that resists...

    Photo: Company, Jan 24.

  • Samsung+NotePRO+tablet

    Samsung NotePRO tablet

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Galaxy NotePRO tablet featuring a 12.2-inch panel at the CES 2014. The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO will come in various connectivity options: Wi-Fi...

    Photo: Company, Jan 9.

  • Samsung+TabPRO+tablet

    Samsung TabPRO tablet

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Galaxy TabPRO line of tablets with sizes ranging from 8.4- to 12.2-inch at the CES 2014. The Samsung Galaxy TabPRO (12.2) features a 12.2-inch...

    Photo: Company, Jan 9.

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