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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 shipments significantly increase sequentially in September, say ODMs

Oct 1, 15:58

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs have indicated that shipments to vendors in September are estimated to increase by 30-50% on month.

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...

Shipments of keyboard-integrated tablet covers to increase

Sep 25, 14:48

As keyboards become standard equipment for Windows 8-based tablets, while some iPad users purchase a keyboard for convenience, shipments of keyboard-integrated tablet covers are expected...

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...

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...

Supply chain estimates x86 Surface Price at US$500-700 and RT below US$399

Sep 18, 01:30

Microsoft's own-brand Surface tablets are expected to launch at the end of October with the related supply chain players estimating that the Surface RT's hardware cost is at around...

Microsoft playing match-maker between ISVs and Windows 8 tablet vendors to encourage software pre-installations

Sep 14, 15:42

Microsoft has adopted a strategy of helping ISVs (independent software vendors) cooperate with Windows 8 tablet PC vendors to pre-install their applications, in an effort to encourage...

Supply chain to face challenges preparing for Windows 8 notebooks

Sep 10, 11:57

Windows 8-based notebook shipments are expected to start increasing in September as the launch date of the operating system approaches, but because most orders are scheduled for shipping...

Insyde to put equal amount of focus on both Android and Windows: Q&A with Jeremy Wang, chairman and president of Insyde

Sep 7, 14:07

As Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) platform is gradually becoming the next BIOS structure standard, the competition between BIOS designers is also becoming fiercer, and...

Jeremy Wang, chairman and president of Insyde

Samsung Windows 8 notebook remarkably similar to Asustek Taichi

Sep 5, 15:53

Samsung Electronics is showcasing a Windows 8 notebook prototype at the 2012 IFA exhibition. The model is very similar in appearance to the Taichi, an ultrabook with dual touch screens...

Quanta announces 2Q12 results; details future planning

Aug 31, 01:20

Quanta Computer has announced its financial report for the second quarter with net profit after tax of NT$5.99 billion (US$200.06 million) and EPS at NT$3.80, helping the company's...

Microsoft fails to pacify PC vendors about Surface tablets

Aug 31, 01:15

To ease the impact created by its WoA Surface tablet PC, Microsoft has been negotiating with brand vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell since July hoping to pacify them;...

Samsung unveils new products in Berlin

Aug 30, 13:47

Samsung Electronics has unveiled a series of cross-platform mobile devices, including the Galaxy Note II, Windows 8/Windows RT tablet PCs and Windows Phone 8 smartphones, in Berlin...

Asustek outlines future plans

Aug 30, 01:35

Asustek Computer hosted an investors conference on August 29, announcing that the company's sales performance in the second quarter was better than expected and achieved new records...

Touch-enabled notebook penetration will struggle to reach 20% in 2013 due to high costs

Aug 29, 01:20

Vendors including Hewlett-Packard, Acer, Asustek Computer and Lenovo plan to launch notebooks equipped with touch screens to support Windows 8's touch functions, but it will be difficult...

Notebook shipments unlikely to achieve strong growth in 4Q12

Aug 28, 01:35

Notebook ODM shipments in the fourth quarter are unlikely to achieve their original goal of seeing double-digit percentage growth despite the fact that Microsoft will launch its latest...

Asustek, Gigabyte push for annual motherboard shipment goal

Aug 28, 01:05

Seeing the PC market is remaining weak in the third quarter, top-2 motherboard vendors Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology have both recently dropped their motherboard prices...

Pegatron conservative about touchscreen notebook in 4Q12

Aug 24, 12:00

Despite Microsoft being set to release Windows 8, on October 26, mainly pushing its touchscreen controls, Pegatron Technology CEO Jason Cheng is rather conservative about touchscreen...

DRAM inventory rises

Aug 24, 01:15

PC OEMs now have two to three months of DRAM inventory on average, up from the four to six weeks previously. The surge is being caused by sluggish PC sales as consumers hold back...

DRAM inventory at PC OEMs rising

Daxin expects Windows 8 release to increase 2H12 profits

Aug 22, 01:45

Daxin Materials, a Taiwan-based design house of specialty chemicals used in TFT-LCD and touch panels, said it expects the release of Windows 8 to bring in increased touch screen material...

Rumored US$199 price for Windows RT Surface expected to squeeze PC vendors out of the market

Aug 16, 01:05

As Microsoft is reportedly considering selling its Windows RT-based Surface tablet PC at US$199, sources from notebook players are concerned that if the rumor is true, notebook brand...

CyberLink to benefit from Windows 8

Aug 9, 11:25

CyberLink, a Taiwan-based provider of digital multimedia software solutions, has won OEM orders from globally top 10 PC vendors for its products to be pre-installed in Windows 8 PCs...

Wistron, Inventec suffer on-month revenue drop in July

Aug 9, 01:40

Wistron has announced consolidated revenues of NT$48.84 billion (US$1.63 billion), down 16.32% on month and 5.28% on year, with combined consolidated revenues for the first seven...

Notebook ODMs shipments may stay weak in August

Aug 9, 01:05

Taiwan notebook ODMs may see their shipments in August stay flat on month and will not have a chance to recover until September, according to sources from notebook makers.

Intel executive hosts pre-show conference detailing ultrabook symposium

Jul 31, 01:35

Intel general manager of mobile platform business Navin Shenoy at a pre-show conference before the company's Ultrabook Ecosystem Symposium on July 31 in Taiwan, pointed out that the...

Lenovo and Motorola delay launch of Intel-based tablets

Jul 26, 01:25

Although Intel has been aggressively promoting the combination of its Medfield platform with Android for the smartphone and tablet PC markets, the recent decisions of the company's...

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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.

  • Lenovo+ThinkStation+E+series+workstation

    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.

  • Atmel+maXStylus+for+smartphones%2C+tablets

    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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