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Global tablet shipments decline 13.7% on year in 4Q15, says IDC

Newswatch - Feb 3, 15:21

Despite the holiday season, worldwide tablet shipments declined 13.7% on year to 65.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to IDC. Total tablet shipments for 2015...

Microsoft ships 6.0 million Surface tablets in 2015, say sources

Feb 3, 12:07

Microsoft shipped 2.5 million Surface-series tablets in the fourth quarter of 2015, leading to total shipments for the year reaching six million units, or 50% higher than market expectations...

Apple products driving MEMS microphone market growth, IHS says

Feb 2, 16:09

The popularity of Apple's iPhone 6S and other products is boosting the MEMS microphone market to a CAGR of 13% from 2015 to 2019, according to IHS. The market is forecast to reach...

Digitimes Research: Worldwide notebook shipments grow slightly on quarter in 4Q15, but will drop over 16% in 1Q16

Feb 1, 22:43

Worldwide notebook shipments enjoyed a slight growth of 0.6% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2015 thanks to stable demand from the year-end holidays in Europe and North America...

Fierce competition eliminating small gaming product players

Feb 1, 15:00

With competition growing fierce in the gaming PC market, several gaming peripheral vendors have quit the market, unable to bear the increasing losses, and some channel retailers are...

Apple estimated to ship 20 million Macs in 2016

Jan 28, 15:27

Apple's Mac-series product shipments are expected to remain at a level similar to that of 2015 at around 20 million units in 2016, but despite flat shipment performance, new MacBook...

Supply chain braces for possible merger of Vaio, Toshiba, Fujitsu PC units

Jan 28, 14:45

Japan-based PC brand vendors Vaio (previously Sony), Toshiba and Fujitsu reportedly are ready to merge their notebook businesses into a company, a move which will affect Taiwan-based...

Asia Pacific PC market dips 8% in 2015, says IDC

Jan 25, 15:15

PC shipments in Asia Pacific (including Japan) totaled 107.6 million units in 2015, according to IDC's preliminary results. This accounted for a 7.7% on-year decrease and a steeper...

PC market finishes 2015 as expected, hopefully setting the stage for a more stable future, says IDC

Jan 13, 16:15

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, an on-year decline of 10.6%, according...

Acer revenues decline in December

Stockwatch - Jan 12, 15:47

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.59 billion (US$67.75 million) for December 2015, representing a 3.38% drop on month and 22.05% drop on year.

Asustek shifts back notebook orders from BYD to Taiwan partners

Jan 12, 15:21

Asustek Computer originally outsourced part of its 2016 notebook orders to China-based EMS provider BYD, but has recently retracted some of the orders and given them back to its Taiwan-based...

Taiwan market: Samsung announces Gear VR

Jan 12, 14:48

Samsung Electronics has announced its virtual reality (VR) device, the Gear VR in Taiwan with the availability to start on January 15, priced at NT$3,490 (US$105).

Notebook players to take measures to save costs and expand into non-PC market in 2016

Jan 12, 12:30

With the notebook market expected to continue seeing a single-digit percentage shipment decline in 2016, brand vendors and ODMs are expected to become more aggressive pushing into...

CES 2016: Asustek to start marketing ZenFone Zoom in US in February

Newswatch - Jan 6, 11:04

Asustek Computer has announced that it will begin marketing its flagship smartphone, the ZenFone Zoom, in the US in February, priced at US$399.

Taiwan market: Samsung releases new smartphones, to launch VR devices and Samsung Pay

Jan 5, 15:24

To strengthen its mid-range smartphone competitiveness, Samsung Electronics has launched its new Galaxy A5 and A7 smartphones in the Taiwan market, aiming to recapture the top vendor...

CES 2016: Acer to showcase new high-end 2-in-1 and tablet for kids

Jan 4, 22:57

Acer is planning to showcase its latest high-end 2-in-1 device, the Aspire Switch 12 S at CES 2016, adopting magnetic hinges and support different usage models, including notebook,...

Acer expands smartphone presence into Latin America

Dec 31, 10:41

Acer has announced cooperation with Bahamas Telecommunications and Ecuador's Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones to sell its smartphones and wearable devices.

Taiwan market: Notebook, consumer electronics sales to remain flat in 2016, says Apple device dealer

Dec 25, 15:31

Sales of consumer electronics, computer and communication devices in the Taiwan market are expected to remain flat in 2016 as compared to a year earlier, according to Andy Tu, president...

Taiwan market: Asustek ranks top notebook vendor during January-October period

Dec 25, 12:45

Asustek Computer ranked as the number one notebook vendor with a 54% share in Taiwan's notebook market in the first 10 months of 2015, according to sources from the local retail ch...

2016 will be the year of USB Type C and DisplayPort is along for the ride: Q&A with Analogix

Dec 24, 17:50

At this point most consumers are not that familiar with the USB Type C specification but it has the IT industry excited, with adoption rates among makers ramping up quickly. Leading...

Andre Bouwer, vice president of marketing for IC design house Analogix

Pegatron not affected by entry of China players into OEM notebook sector, says chairman

Dec 24, 15:19

The notebook business of Pegatron Technology will not be affected by the entry of China-based players into the OEM notebook sector, according company chairman Tung Tsu-hsien.

Pegatron chairman Tung Tsu-hsien

Global notebook market braces for more uncertainty in 2016

Dec 23, 11:58

The global notebook market will face more uncertainty in 2016 as Xiaomi Technology and Huawei will debut in the mature market, and Samsung Electronics has also renewed its interest...

China market: iPad Pro sales reach only 49,000 units in the first month

Dec 22, 15:17

Apple's new enterprise tablet, the iPad Pro did not achieve expected sales in its first month after the launch in China selling only 49,000 units, according to China-based research...

Surface Book to become available to China consumers on December 24

Dec 18, 12:01

Microsoft China has announced that its new Surface Books will become available for pre-order online on December 24 in China and the retail channel in China will also start accepting...

Clevo sees dropping notebook shipments, but rising revenues from the business

Dec 14, 16:56

Clevo has been seeing success in its notebook products especially gaming models and though its notebook shipments will drop from 1.65 million units a year ago to reach only less than...

PC supply chain remains pessimistic about demand in 1H16

Dec 11, 10:40

Despite seeing growth in third-quarter worldwide PC shipments, the PC supply chain is still conservative about demand from the fourth quarter to the first half of 2016 as most PC...

Acer considering dual-brand to promote BYOC products

Dec 8, 15:44

Acer is considering adopting a dual-brand strategy for its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business and is looking to tighten its cooperation with partners and release BYOC-based smart...

Inventec sees on-month revenue growth in November

Dec 8, 14:47

Inventec has reported consolidated revenues of NT$36.34 billion (US$1.11 billion) for November, up 3.33% on month, but down 7.29% on year, while combined consolidated revenues for...

Surface Book and Pro 4 see order delay to 1Q16

Dec 7, 23:20

Microsoft's Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 2-in-1 are expected to see weaker-than-expected shipments in the fourth quarter because of Intel Skylake processor shortages and some orders...

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to drop less than 5% in 2016 thanks to large-size models

Dec 1, 15:01

Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's Surface 2-in-1 devices are expected to boost demand for large-size tablets, partly offsetting the shipment declines in small-size segments. This will...

ECS to ship 2.5 million education tablets

Nov 30, 12:14

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has obtained tablet orders from the education sector in Latin America via cooperation with Intel, and expects to ship 2.5 million units by the end...

The smartphone ambition: Q&A with Asustek CEO Jerry Shen

Nov 30, 12:00

Buoyed by its ZenFone series smartphones, Asustek Computer has captured a portion of the global smartphone market and more importantly has started generating profits from its handset...

Asustek CEO Jerry Shen (center)

Taiwan market: Acer expects strong sales for Predator gaming notebooks during IT Month

Nov 27, 11:51

Acer has launched the full series of its Predator gaming products in Taiwan and expects demand to grow strongly during the local IT Month events running from November 28-January 13...

Asustek launches Chromebit CS10

Nov 20, 15:26

Asustek has announced its Chromebit CS10, a small Chrome-based device that turns a HDMI-compatible TV or monitor into a Chrome OS desktop. Chromebit CS10 is available in two colors...

Asustek Chromebit CS10 PC stick

Apple seeking second supplier for next-generation Apple Watch, says report

Newswatch - Nov 19, 15:26

Apple has placed orders for four million Apple Watches for the fourth quarter, targeting mainly demand from the year-end holidays. Sales of Apple Watch are expected to surpass 10...

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    Asustek ZenWatch 3 smartwatch

    Asustek Computer unveiled its latest products at a pre-show conference before IFA 2016 including its ZenWatch 3 smartwatch, new 2-in-1 devices and gaming notebooks. The ZenWatch...

    Photo: Company, Sep 13.

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    Acer's smartwatch subsidiary Xplova has launched a smartwatch for live streaming users' bicycle activities. The device is expected to further expand to support other activities such...

    Photo: Company, Sep 13.

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    Apple Watch Series 2 smartwatches

    Apple has introduced the Apple Watch Series 2, with fitness and health capabilities including a water resistance 50 meter rating for swimming, and built-in GPS so users can now run...

    Photo: Company, Sep 8.

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    Polar M600

    The Polar M600, a waterproof sports watch powered by Android Wear, features the Finland-based vendor's proprietary optical heart rate technology and provides wrist-based heart rate...

    Photo: Company, Aug 4.

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    Acer TravelMate X349

    Acer has announced its new TravelMate X3 commercial notebook series designed for small and medium businesses, and professionals. First in the series, the 14-inch TravelMate X349,...

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