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Microsoft facing increased competition from MacBooks and Chromebooks, say Taiwan makers

Jul 23, 13:48

Microsoft is facing increased competition from MacBooks and Chromebooks, with the global notebook OS market share for Windows 8 already dropping to below 90%, according to Taiwan-based...

More handset makers joining WP camp

Mar 10, 11:31

Microsoft has successfully lured a number of China- and India-based handset vendors to join the Windows Phone (WP) camp, which may help ramp up the ratio of the WP8 phones in the...

Microsoft to unveil new mobile devices running on integrated OS, say sources

Feb 13, 15:05

Microsoft is expected to unveil an array of new mobile devices with display sizes below 8.5-inch running on an integrated OS derived from Windows RT and Windows Phone in June, according...

Time ripe for development of smart peripherals: Q&A with Arima Communications president Owen Chen

Nov 19, 11:34

Smartphone ODM Arima Communications has decided to expand its product lines to include tablets, smart accessories and other new products, optimizing its platform development expertise...

Arima president Owen Chen

Prices of Windows 8 touchscreen controller chips to continue to fall in 2014

Nov 18, 14:10

Prices of Windows 8-enabled touchscreen controller ICs are expected to continue to fall in 2014 even though prices of these devices have declined 50% since 2013, according to industry...

Pegatron to make Dell 8-inch Windows 8 tablets

Sep 27, 11:37

Pegatron Technology will be responsible for ODM production of an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet expected to be unveiled by Dell in early October, according to Taiwan-based supply chain ma...

Microsoft new Surface shipments to reach 3 million units in 2014, sources estimate

Sep 24, 14:45

Microsoft has unveiled its second-generation Surface tablets, but sources from the upstream supply chain estimate the devices' sales will reach only three million units in 2014, accounting...

Taiwan market: Sony to release Windows-based tablet in late September

Sep 11, 12:34

Sony plans to release its Windows 8-based tablet, the VAIO Tap 11 in late September in Taiwan, priced at NT$38,800.

Chromebooks to enjoy surging shipment growth in 2H13

Jul 15, 22:03

Chromebook shipments in the second half are expected to double or even triple those in the first half as Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Samsung Electronics are all reportedly...

Commentary: Samsung deepens cooperation with Microsoft, paving way to notebook market

Jun 10, 15:49

South Korea-based Samsung Electronics supplies key components such as panels to Microsoft while developing new notebooks using Microsoft's operating systems. Samsung can use discounts...

Windows 8 expected to take up 5-8% of global tablet shipments in 2013, say Taiwan makers

May 22, 20:36

Possibly because Microsoft has lowered licensing rates for Windows 8 for use in tablets, many vendors are developing Windows 8 tablets for launch in the second half of 2013, and thus...

Windows 8.1 estimated to launch in late October

May 16, 14:18

Notebooks featuring Microsoft's new Windows 8.1 (Windows Blue) will start volume production in mid-September with the official launch of the operating system estimated to be around...

Notebook vendors pessimistic about 3Q13 outlook, say Taiwan makers

May 15, 16:05

Notebook vendors originally thought that Microsoft would launch Windows Blue in September 2013 and the new operating system could pair with Intel's Haswell platform, to be unveiled...

Acer set to launch US$399 touchscreen notebook in May

Apr 29, 21:37

Acer plans to release an 11.6-inch touchscreen notebook in mid-May, priced at only US$399 and since such a price point has already hit brand vendors' bottom line, there is unlikely...

White-box Windows 8 tablets to see ex-factory prices of US$300

Apr 26, 14:23

In view of increasing competition for 7-inch entry-level Android tablets, China-based white-box vendors will start producing Windows 8 tablets in May for launch in the third quarter,...

Competition between business-use tablets to begin in 2013

Apr 26, 11:52

The competition between business-use tablets is expected to begin in 2013, with many vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Lenovo to launch models in the second half of 2013,...

Windows 8 expected to trigger global growth in touch-enabled notebooks, says DisplaySearch

Apr 19, 12:34

The penetration of touch screens in notebooks was under 3% in 2012, but is expected to grow to more than 12% in 2013. This compares to touch-screen penetration of 77% in mobile phones...

Some China-based white-box vendors plan to develop Windows 8 tablets

Apr 17, 13:52

Viewing that Android tablets, especially 7-inch models, have been under intense price competition and therefore profitability is thinning, some China-based white-box vendors are considering...

Touchscreen notebook costs may fall in 3Q13

Apr 15, 15:03

Since its launch, sales of Microsoft's Windows 8 have been bleak. Industry sources have noted that due to limited supply of touch panels and low yields, prices of touchscreen notebooks...

Microsoft reportedly developing Windows Blue for PC, mobile OS integration

Apr 8, 15:20

Microsoft is reportedly developing Windows Blue as an independent project that will help merge Windows (PC) with Windows Phone. Rumors have also spread that Microsoft is developing...

China market: Microsoft launches Windows 8 Surface, says report

Apr 3, 16:03

Microsoft on April 2 launched Surface specifically pre-installed with Chinese-language versions of Windows 8 and 2013 Office in the China market at a retail price of CNY6,588 (US$1,060)...

Tablet market entering maturity in 2013, says Acer chairman

Mar 22, 13:59

JT Wang, chairman of Taiwan-based Acer, recently stated that, because sales of tablets are forecast to reach 200 million units in 2013, the market is heading towards maturity. Also,...

JT Wang, chairman of Acer

First-tier vendors to supply more notebook models with no OS

Mar 18, 21:28

Several first-tier notebook brand vendors including Lenovo have reportedly been raising their shipment proportions of models without an operating system (OS) to attract consumers,...

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PC supply chain sentiment remains weak despite Microsoft price cuts

Mar 13, 13:46

Despite price breaks offered by Microsoft on its Windows 8 and Office software, sentiment in the PC supply chain still remains weak, in view of orders received in March and second-quarter...

Elan, EETI likely to hit record revenues for March

Mar 7, 21:52

Taiwan-based IC design houses Elan Microelectronics and Egalax-Empia Technology (EETI) are likely to see March revenues hit record monthly levels due to growing demand for touch ICs...

Touchscreen notebooks to enjoy at least 10% price cut after Windows 8 discount

Mar 7, 13:49

Touchscreen notebook prices are expected to drop at least 10% when the recently reported Windows 8 licensing fee discounts provided by Microsoft go into effect, while some entry-level...

Microsoft to offer discount on Windows 8 OEM prices

Mar 5, 22:21

Viewing that Windows 8 has fallen short of expectations in driving demand mainly because Windows 8 notebooks and tablets are too expensive, Microsoft will lower OEM licensing costs...

AMD to release 2 APUs for tablet in 2Q13

Mar 4, 22:28

AMD is set to ship its new Temash-based APUs, the A4-1200 and the A6-1450, designed specifically for Windows 8 tablets in the second quarter with related PC products expected to be...

Stagnant PC sales expected to last through 1H13, say Taiwan makers

Feb 22, 14:00

Viewing that Windows 8 has fallen short of expectations in stimulating sales, global PC sales are expected to remain slack at least in the first half of 2013, but may rebound after...

Asustek reports strong January sales

Feb 19, 12:28

Asustek Computer has announced revenues of NT$40.11 billion (US$1.35 billion) for January, up 35.78% on year, mainly due to strong tablet and notebook shipment growth. However, the...

Global 2012 NAND flash market contracts as ultrabooks disappoint, says IHS

Feb 6, 12:37

Global NAND flash memory market revenues fell 7% in 2012 as disappointing ultrabook sales negated the impact of surging demand from Apple for its iPhone line, according to IHS iSup...

Windows 8 Pro Surface tablet to see initial shipments of 1 million units

Jan 30, 13:52

Microsoft's Windows 8 Pro-based Surface tablet, which is set to release on February 9, will only have an initial shipment volume of one million units, far lower than the four million...

EETI touch-IC revenues disappoint in 2012

Jan 14, 22:02

IC design house Egalax_empia Technology (EETI) saw revenues generated from its touchscreen controller IC business declined 43.7% in 2012, due to sluggish demand for Windows 8.

PC industry will face a difficult year in 2013

Jan 9, 15:51

As TV and related innovative applications become the spotlights of CES 2013 and attract the most attention, PC players are concerned that the trend will lead to 2013 becoming a difficult...

CES 2013: Lenovo unleashes new Windows 8 touch devices

Jan 8, 16:24

Lenovo has announced its new lineup of consumer and business Windows 8 touch-optimized devices at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Headlining the collection...

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    Intel Bay Trail-based Atom Z3000 series processor

    Intel has launched its latest family of low-power systems-on-a-chip (SoC), codenamed Bay Trail, for tablets, 2-in-1s and other mobile devices. It will be available to consumers...

    Photo: Company, Sep 24.

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    Lenovo ThinkStation E series workstation

    Lenovo has announced the ThinkStation E32, an entry-level workstation for professionals working in computer-aided design, product development and architecture. The ThinkStation E32...

    Photo: Company, Aug 26.

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    Acer Wintel-based Iconia W3 tablet

    Acer has unveiled its Iconia W3, an 8.1-inch tablet running Windows 8 with an Intel Atom processor. The Iconia W3 will features pre-installed Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013...

    Photo: Company, Jun 13.

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    Computex 2012: Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook

    Acer has introduced its latest premium Windows 8 ultrabook devices, the Aspire S7 series, at Computex Taipei 2012. Available in two sizes - 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch - the series adopts...

    Photo: Company, Jun 5.

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    Atmel maXStylus for smartphones, tablets

    Atmel has announced maXStylus, an active stylus solution for tablets and smartphones. Combined with Atmel's maXTouch solutions, the maXStylus family offers simultaneous touch and...

    Photo: Company, Nov 3.

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