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  • Last update: Tuesday 3 March 2015 [402 news items]

Windows 8 may not start a PC replacement trend for enterprises until after 2014

Nov 19, 22:57

Demand for Microsoft's Windows 8 is unlikely to start emerging until 2013 for the consumer market, while for the enterprise market, demand is expected to come at an even later time...

Microsoft Surface not affected by leaving of Windows 8 head in the short term

Nov 14, 15:50

Microsoft president for Windows 8, Steven Sinofsky has left the company, but this should not affect Microsoft's Surface project in the short term, according to Taiwan-based supply...

Digitimes Research: Windows 8 expected to have minimal impact on touch screen notebooks in 2013

Nov 13, 15:44

Shipment growth for touch screens used in notebooks throughout the fourth quarter of 2012 and most of 2013 will at large not be affected by the release of Windows 8, according to...

Microsoft Surface RT may only achieve 60% of forecasted sales

Nov 12, 22:45

Microsoft's Surface RT tablet may see sales of only 60% of the company's forecast by the end of 2012 and the device is also expected to have difficulty achieving a good performance...

Microsoft may see Surface RT sales only 60% of expected

Acer announces over 30% on-month drop in October revenues

Nov 12, 22:43

Acer has announced revenues of NT$25.53 billion (US$880.8 million) for October, down 32.13% on month, with combined revenues for the first ten months of 2012 reaching NT$306.1 billion,...

Replacement demand for Windows 8 desktops and notebooks will not arrive until 2H13, say sources

Nov 12, 15:31

Most related desktop and notebook IC suppliers seems to be embracing a low season in the fourth quarter of 2012, as they have not seen a significant growth in demand for notebook...

MSI to launch Windows 8 notebooks in mid-November

Nov 9, 15:32

Micro-Star International (MSI) will launch several Windows 8 touch-controlled notebooks in North America, Taiwan and Southeast Asia in mid-November, according to the company, adding...

Wintel to help leading vendors promote sales of Windows 8 touch notebooks in US, say Taiwan makers

Nov 9, 14:15

Microsoft and Intel will offer assistance to first-tier vendors to promote sales of Windows 8 touch-controlled notebooks in the US during the year-end peak sales period, with retail...

Notebook brands to mainly promote Windows 7 notebooks in 4Q12

Nov 7, 16:07

Although Microsoft has already released Windows 8, notebook brand vendors are still promoting Windows 7-based models in the fourth quarter in order to digest remaining inventories...

Lenovo to launch a table-shaped all-in-one PC

Nov 5, 22:57

Lenovo plans to launch a Windows 8-based all-in-one PC that features a similar industrial design as Microsoft's Surface, a table-shaped PC. The machine features four legs and when...

Uncertain Windows 8 future may relatively affect Windows Phone 8

Nov 5, 22:45

Although Microsoft has been aggressive promoting its new Windows 8 operating system (OS), a weak global economy has the notebook supply chain remaining conservative about the OS'...

Acer Greater China president expects 10% growth in 2013 notebook shipments

Nov 1, 13:50

President of Acer Greater China Scott Lin, commenting on the touchscreen and convertible notebook trends brought on by Windows 8, pointed out that he believes these trends can resurrect...

Notebook brands plan limited shipments of Windows RT tablets

Oct 30, 14:50

Notebook brands that were originally aggressive about pushing Windows on Arm (WoA) tablets have mostly cooled down following the launch of Microsoft's Surface RT. While players such...

Windows 8 unable to stimulate DRAM shipments in 4Q12, IHS says

Oct 29, 16:32

Debuts of new PC OS from Microsoft always have generated double-digit percentage increases in quarterly DRAM shipments - until 2012, when the rollout of Windows 8 is not expected...

Touch panel supply 70% short of demand for Windows 8 touch notebooks, say Taiwan makers

Oct 26, 15:17

Vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo, Acer, Asustek Computer and Sony have offered or will offer Windows 8 touch controlled notebook models, but touch panel supplies are...

Asustek to offer Windows 8 tablet at US$499

Oct 24, 20:45

Asustek Computer hosted a launch conference for its Windows 8-based products on October 24 in New York, showcasing several new machines including the dual-screen Taichi, which is...

Auras to push non-notebook business

Oct 22, 21:11

Taiwan-based cooling module maker Auras has been adjusting its notebook and non-notebook business proportions to avoid from putting all the focus in only a single segment and currently,...

Surface RT to pose threat to Windows 8 tablets, say Taiwan makers

Oct 19, 12:28

Microsoft's Surface RT tablets for sale at US$499-699 are expected to put large competitive pressure on Widows 8 tablets from Acer, Asustek Computer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Fujitsu,...

Microsoft has recently released pre-order for Surface RT tablet

Acer planning AcerCloud 2.0 service

Oct 17, 22:14

Acer is looking to launch AcerCloud 2.0, expanding its existing Android service platform to also support both Microsoft Windows and Apple iOS, while the new service will also be expanded...

Acer smartphone

Taiwan market: PC peripheral, DIY retail channels hike inventories in expectations of increased sales due to Windows 8

Oct 17, 15:40

Retail channels of PC peripherals and DIY products in the Taiwan market have raised inventory levels and expect 10% sequential growth in fourth-quarter revenues due to expectations...

Asustek to participate in initial launch of Windows RT tablet

Oct 15, 22:22

Microsoft is set to announce its latest Windows 8 operating system on October 25 with its Windows RT-based Surface tablet to also make appearance on the same day; however, among Microsoft's...

EETI to focus on touch ICs for large-size panels in 2013

Oct 12, 12:07

IC design house Egalax_empia Technology (EETI) expects demand for touch panel ICs for large-size applications to rise significantly in 2013, thanks to the launch of Windows 8 devic...

Component makers concerned Windows 8 demand may not emerge until 1Q13

Oct 11, 16:02

Some upstream component makers have recently started to be concerned that the PC replacement trend expected to be brought on by Windows 8 may not occur in the fourth quarter of 2012...

PC market struggles ahead of Windows 8 launch, says IDC

Oct 11, 14:00

The worldwide PC market contracted sharply in the third quarter of 2012, with shipments declining 8.6% from the third quarter of 2011, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC...

Prices of Windows 7 notebooks declining; more Windows 8 tablets unveiled

Oct 9, 15:27

Some branded notebook vendors have lowered the prices of their Windows 7-based notebooks sold through channel operators in the US recently in order to pave the way for the launch...

Windows 8 yet to stir up demand for PC chips

Oct 9, 11:36

Despite the looming release of the Windows 8 at the end of October, analog IC suppliers have not yet experienced a pickup in orders from the PC sector for the fourth quarter, according...

AIO PCs sales in 2013 to grow over 20% due to Windows 8, say Taiwan makers

Oct 2, 01:25

While it is uncertain whether Windows 8 can push up demand for notebooks, the new operating system is expected to drive up global sales of all-in-one (AIO) PCs in 2013 by more than...

Notebook component makers conservative about demand arising from Windows 8 in 4Q12

Sep 28, 16:01

While notebook vendors and ODMs are quite optimistic about growth in global demand due to replacement of notebooks with Windows 8 models in the fourth quarter of 2012, Taiwan-based...

Getting consumers onto Windows 8 should be the priority for Acer, says company founder

Sep 28, 14:46

Acer founder Stan Shih, commenting on whether Acer should re-enter businesses such as smartphones to counter weakening PC demand, pointed out that Acer has a low market share in the...

Stan Shih, Acer founder

Asustek, Lenovo to host launch conferences for Windows 8 products

Sep 27, 15:47

As Microsoft's next-generation Windows 8 operating system is set to appear on October 25, Asustek Computer and Lenovo have already prepared launch conferences for their Windows 8...

Asustek and Lenovo already prepared for Windows 8 launch

Notebook panel prices decrease due to over anticipation for Windows 8

Sep 26, 16:08

Notebook panels have slightly decreased in price during September 2012 due to over anticipation for the release of Windows 8 and various ultrabook models, according to industry sou...

Application development costs for Windows 8 only one-third those for Android, iOS, say Taiwan ISVs

Sep 20, 14:45

Total development costs for Windows-based applications, including time and manpower, is only one-third that for applications based on Android or iOS due to strong support by development...

Insyde conservative about revenue performance in 2H12

Sep 20, 01:30

PC BIOS designer Insyde Software chairman Jeremy Wang expects the company's third-quarter revenues to only see a sequential growth of less than 5% due to weaker-than-expected notebook...

HTC hopes to regain US market share with new Windows Phone 8 smartphones

Sep 20, 01:15

The rise of Apple and Samsung Electronics has pushed HTC to rank number three in the US smartphone market with an approximately 14% market share. The firm plans to regain turf with...

Acer, Asustek Windows 8 tablet prices may be to high to attract consumers

Sep 20, 01:10

Acer and Asustek Computer's Windows 8 tablets are reportedly to be priced at above US$800, about the same price as the New iPad with the highest specifications, and market watchers...

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