Computex Taipei 2002

DIGITIMES Show Daily, Computex 2002, Taipei (3-7 June)

  • Acer has again decided to include Quanta Computer as a contract notebook manufacturer along with Wistron and Compal Electronics. Quanta reportedly will begin small shipments to Acer...
  • Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics is showcasing two new DSC (digital still camera)-use DSPs (digital signal processors) at Computex Taipei. The products are three-mode designs, meaning...
  • Since it was launched at CeBIT Hannover, the Mini-ITX format has been adopted by a growing number of chassis manufacturers, with Morex Information Ent., G-Alantic Enterprise, Yeong...
  • Backgrounder: Image sensors

    Friday 7 June 2002
    Image sensors function much like a human eye, absorbing and converting light from the environment around us into digital signals, assembling the images, processing, storing, and sending...
  • The popularity of PDAs (personal digital assistants) has grown significantly over the past few years with increasing convenience and improving functionality. When first on the market,...
  • AnandTech editor on Computex

    Friday 7 June 2002
    In a quick breakfast meeting on Wednesday, June 7, AnandTech editor in chief and CEO Anand Lal Shimpi and senior hardware editor Matthew Witheiler were obviously very happy to be...
  • At Computex Taipei, Taiwanese electronics companies are rolling out products to support WLAN (wireless local area network) technology for motherboards, memory modules and network...
  • Nikkei Byte and Nikkei WinPC selected Z-Com’s XV-5300/5800 wireless LAN card and access point (AP), which support IEEE 802.11a/b, for its overall “Best of Computex Taipei...
  • 2002 outlook conservative

    Thursday 6 June 2002
    Despite seeing total industry shipments suffer a nearly 5% decline amid the economic slowdown, Taiwanese motherboard companies managed to turn in a rather good performance in 2001...
  • Barebones help Shuttle and Jetway

    Thursday 6 June 2002
    Following their first-tier counterparts, second-tier motherboard makers have tried to improve their business performance by diversifying their operations. Currently, Shuttle and Jetway...
  • Move to OEM inevitable

    Thursday 6 June 2002
    The clone market once provided a great platform for Taiwan’s burgeoning motherboard production and helped the manufacturers to grow significantly over the years. However, now...
  • MIC: 2Q shipments to drop 15%

    Thursday 6 June 2002
    Taiwanese manufacturers will ship only 18.41 million motherboards in the second quarter, down 15% from 21.66 million units in the first quarter, the Market Intelligence Center (MIC)...
  • Competition for 2nd-tier orders

    Thursday 6 June 2002
    The attempt by Foxconn Electronics (the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry) to launch an OEM service for second-tier motherboard makers marks not only the company’s...
  • Top four take 50%

    Thursday 6 June 2002
    Compared to their projections at the end of 2001, first-tier motherboard companies’ latest 2002 shipment forecasts appear more conservative, with the exception of Asustek Computer...
  • Varied growth prospects

    Thursday 6 June 2002
    In 2001, Taiwan’s optical storage drive industry saw production fall for the first time, by 12.5% in volume and 8.6% in value, snapping years of rapid growth.
  • Japanese LCD niches

    Thursday 6 June 2002
    Japanese LCD producers have been preparing for the much-intensified competition in the global flat panel display market. While gradually phasing out large-size a-Si (amorphous silicon)...
  • Xbox DVD prices may fall 30%

    Thursday 6 June 2002
    Taiwanese DVD player makers are eyeing outsourcing opportunities as Microsoft is planning the launch of second-generation Xbox game consoles this summer. The new game machine’s...
  • In a move to skirt licensing fees charged by DVD technology owners, 19 Taiwanese DVD manufacturers are in talks with counterparts in China to create a new disc format called EVD (enhanced...
  • June CD-R prices rise

    Thursday 6 June 2002
    Taiwan’s optical disc manufacturers are rolling out long-anticipated price increases in CD-R discs. Per-unit contract prices of blank discs for June are up by roughly US$0.02...
  • Lite-On IT is planning to inject more capital into its optical drive distribution joint venture with JVC to finance pick-up head (PUH) production in China. The plant, to be located...
  • Weakening in 2Q

    Thursday 6 June 2002
    With demand coming in weaker than expected, optical drive manufacturers are turning bearish on the outlook for their performance in the current quarter. They said sales are likely...
  • LSI Logic announced on June 3 that it has begun shipping production samples of the market’s first PCI SCSI RAID storage adapters with Ultra320 support.
  • ASPs and margins will decline

    Thursday 6 June 2002
    Although several high-end motherboard products, such as those supporting DDR333 or 533MHz FSB (front-side bus) standards, are set to hit the market this year, manufacturers said that...
  • New war in barebones

    Thursday 6 June 2002
    After the OEM business, competition among motherboard makers is now expected to extend to the barebone systems market in 2002. Companies that started operations last year such as...
  • Stepping into wireless

    Thursday 6 June 2002
    Following graphics cards and barebone systems, wireless communications products have now entered the spotlight in the first-tier motherboard makers’ diversification stage.
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