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Gigabyte, MSI have not yet planned ultrabooks

Dec 1, 01:40

Micro-Star International (MSI) and Gigabyte Technology have not yet made plans for ultrabook product lines as both players are still seeing losses in their notebook businesses, according...

Acer to cut ultrabook prices to US$799-899 in 2Q12, says company president

Dec 1, 01:25

Acer expects its ultrabook prices will be able to drop from US$1,000 currently to US$799-899 in the second quarter of 2012, a decline of 20%, and will drop further to US$499 in 2013...

Jim Wong, Acer president

Commentary: HTC faced with more pressure on product competition than patent litigation

Nov 29, 17:08

While HTC has been facing a double whammy in patent infringement lawsuits and a dwindling of its product competitiveness, sources in the handset industry believe that the pressure...

Acer will not give up netbook market, says VP

Nov 29, 01:35

Commenting on the recent rumors that Korea-based Samsung Electronics will stop producing 10.1-inch netbooks in the first quarter of 2012, leaving the netbook market to the top-2 players...

PC vendors to see serious HDD shortages starting December, says Acer VP

Nov 29, 01:20

As PC brand vendors' hard disc drive (HDD) inventory level will soon hit bottom, vendors will start experiencing HDD shortages in December and the problem will reach its peak in February...

Monitor vendor Chimei to diversify product lines

Nov 24, 12:32

Branded LCD TV/monitor vendor Chimei has expanded its product lines to include LED lighting and Blu-ray players, and is evaluating the possibility of also venturing into healthcare...

LED industry anticipates product subsidies from China government to be announced at 2011 year-end

Nov 17, 14:26

Recently announced plans by the China government to abolish the importation and sale of incandescent light bulbs has been boosting confidence in the LED industry.

HP unveils business ultrabook

Nov 16, 16:59

HP has introduced its first business ultrabook, which features a thin and light design, strong security options and a solid-state hard drive.

Components for new 15-inch ultra-thin MacBook to start shipping in November

Nov 15, 01:25

Upstream suppliers of Apple have recently started shipping a small volume of components for a 15-inch ultra-thin notebook model from Apple in November and the device could be either...

AMD announces two new server platforms in China

Nov 15, 01:20

AMD, on November 14, announced its latest 16-core Opteron 6200 series server processors, previously codenamed Interlagos, in Beijing, China with server players such as Hewlett-Packard...

Asustek, Acer reduce ultrabook orders by 40%

Nov 10, 01:25

Asustek Computer and Acer have recently reduced their ultrabook orders from 250,000-300,000 units originally to 150,000-180,000 units by the end of 2011 due to the unsatisfactory...

Taiwan market: Thailand floods affect sales of digital camera vendors

Nov 8, 01:45

Digital camera players Nikon, Sony and Canon, impacted by the floods in Thailand, will see their sales performance in Taiwan being impacted.

Google's Eric Schmidt to visit Taiwan to promote Android

Nov 8, 01:30

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is set to visit Taiwan on November 9 to have a conference with Taiwan-based PC vendors and promote its Android operating system, according to...

Real iPad 3 reportedly to launch in 3Q12

Nov 3, 01:30

Apple's new generation iPad will enter mass production soon with the launch set for March 2012, according to sources from the upstream supply chain; however, the sources revealed...

Apple to overhaul all product lines in 2012

Nov 3, 01:20

Apple plans to completely overhaul its product lineups, including iPad, iMac, iPhone and MacBook Air, in 2012 and is expected to finalize order volumes for key parts and components...

Compal sees decline in 3Q11 revenues

Nov 1, 10:15

Compal Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$172.81 billion (US$5.77 billion) for the third quarter, down 2% sequentially and 19% on year. The company has recently...

Compal president Ray Chen

Xilinx shipping new FPGA built on TSMC 28nm process

Oct 27, 10:12

Xilinx has announced the first shipments of its Virtex-7 2000T FPGA, the first product using 2.5D IC stacked packaging technology. The chip is built on TSMC's 28nm HPL (low power...

Vincent Tong, company senior VP of worldwide quality and new product introduction

Heat-pipe maker Auras to benefit from transferred orders

Oct 27, 01:25

Heat-pipe maker Auras Technology will benefit from transferred orders from US-based clients, as its Japan-based competitor FujiKura's production lines in Thailand have been seriously...

Asustek, Pegatron to host investor conferences with new products to be focus

Oct 25, 01:15

Pegatron Technology and Asustek Computer are set to host their third-quarter investor conference on October 27 and 31, respectively, with Asustek's Eee Pad Tranformer and Zenbook...

Players cut 7-inch tablet PC prices to compete for market share

Oct 20, 01:20

Tablet PC players have recently started to drop their tablet PC prices to attract consumers, especially 7-inch models as the machines can easily attract first-time buyers with their...

AMD launches FX series processors

Oct 13, 14:05

AMD has launched the FX family of CPUs, delivering a fully unlocked and customizable experience for desktop PC users. The AMD FX series of desktop CPUs includes AMDs first eight-core...

AMD FX series processor

Microsoft Mango system will rise, says HTC executive

Oct 13, 01:20

President of High Tech Computer (HTC) North Asia Jack Tung, commenting on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.5 Mango system, pointed out that the smartphone industry is developing into an...

Taiwan market: Samsung expects to acquire 30% share in tablet PC market

Sep 29, 15:32

Samsung Electronics expects to acquire a 30% share in Taiwan's tablet PC market by the end of 2011, only behind Apple, according to an executive from Samsung Taiwan.

Ultrabooks expected to impact tablet PCs

Sep 29, 01:10

With notebook players such as Acer, Asustek Computer as well as Lenovo, Toshiba, Samsung Electronics and Hewlett-Packard (HP) all set launch ultrabooks in the near future, sources...

Taiwan market: Nikon expects to surpass Sony and become the largest MILC player

Sep 22, 01:45

Japan-based Nikon, benefiting from its strong experience in DSLR cameras, expects to surpass Sony to become the largest mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC) player in Taiwan...

Masayuki Numako, international planning division senior sales manager of Nikon

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...

MSI launches 2 new gaming notebooks

Sep 8, 16:26

Micro-Star International (MSI) has launched two new gaming notebooks, the GT780DX and GT683DX featuring the Intel Core i7 processors and Nvidia discrete graphics chips.

Solar outlook remains optimistic, says GET

Sep 2, 11:44

The solar industry is still considered young, and therefore has a lot of potential for growth and development, according to WS Lin, chairman for Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green...

WS Lin

Half of IC product categories to see market growth in 2011, says IC Insights

Sep 1, 16:45

IC Insights has forecast that 14 out of the 28 IC market segments it tracks will experience growth in 2011, with seven segments expected to enjoy double-digit increases. The number...

Sony announces 2 tablet PCs

Sep 1, 16:13

Sony has announced the market launch of its first two Sony Tablet devices – the Android-powered Sony Tablet S and Sony Tablet P in the US.

Quanta announces 2Q11 results; expects strong growth for cloud computing products

Sep 1, 01:25

Quanta Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$274.39 billion (US$9.47 billion) for the second quarter, up 9.1% on quarter, but down 7% on year, while gross margin also...

Gross margins for PC ODMs expected to turn healthy in 2012

Sep 1, 01:10

Gross margins of PC ODM players are expected to return healthy in 2012 as the notebook supply chain has already reached a mutual consensus to refuse low-margin orders in the future,...

Acer reports losses for 2Q11

Aug 25, 01:00

Acer has announced preliminary financial results for the second quarter of 2011 with consolidated revenues of NT$102.1 billion (US$3.5 billion), down 32% on year, while operating...

Acer chairman JT Wang

HP PC spin-off plan may cause fierce PC price competition in 4Q11

Aug 23, 01:05

Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) plan of spin off its PC business has already caused a great impact to the PC industry and with the company reportedly already started working on plans to...

Intel to ship new netbook platform in November

Aug 18, 01:15

Intel recently adjusted the launch schedule of its next-generation netbook platform, Cedar Trail-M, from September to November because the platform has encountered some graphics driver...

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  • Foxconn to step into medical equipment, says chairman

    Before Going to Press | Aug 19, 21:35

  • Advantech releases new touch screens aimed at gaming segment

    Before Going to Press | Aug 19, 21:33

  • Taiwan PCB industry to hold 37% global share in 2020

    Before Going to Press | Aug 19, 21:00

  • China to temporarily disallow polysilicon imports through export processing zones

    Before Going to Press | Aug 19, 20:54

  • Japan market: HTC unveils HTC Butterfly 2

    Before Going to Press | Aug 19, 20:23

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    Before Going to Press | Aug 19, 20:23

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    Before Going to Press | Aug 19, 20:18

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    Before Going to Press | Aug 19, 20:17

  • China market: China Unicom, China Telecom setting up FDD LTE trial networks

    Before Going to Press | Aug 19, 20:16

  • Commentary: India smartphone market has huge potential for Taiwan companies

    Before Going to Press | Aug 19, 20:15

  • Digitimes Research: Intel presence in China tablet AP market to grow in 3Q14

    Before Going to Press | Aug 19, 20:14

  • Chi Mei Materials reports increased profit margin in 2Q14

    Before Going to Press | Aug 19, 20:12

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    The Panasonic 3E is a tablet that comes with a detachable keyboard to deliver notebook capabilities. It is built on Intel's 2-in-1 reference design as a device for K-12 students....

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