Computex Taipei 2002

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

  • Taiwan market to recover slightly

    Thursday 6 June 2002
    The Market Intelligence Center (MIC) forecasts the Taiwan motherboard market will see only 2% shipment growth this year. However, compared to the 6% decline in 2001, the small growth...
  • ECS: Notebook sales surpass mobos

    Thursday 6 June 2002
    With increasing shipments of its DeskNote line and contributions from its acquired notebook business, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) generated more revenues from notebook products...
  • AOpen to ship 3.5m barebones

    Thursday 6 June 2002
    Motherboard maker AOpen expects to see a more than 30% growth in its barebone systems shipments this year, with total sales rising from 2.7 million to three million units in 2001...
  • New 8th-generation (K8) processors from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) may hit the market at the end of August, instead of the scheduled October, industry sources said. Following the...
  • AU Optronics (AUO) said it has extended its leadership position with the development of the world’s first full-color OLED (organic light-emitting diode) prototype that combines...
  • LCD TVs making a splash

    Wednesday 5 June 2002
    Benq, Sampo Technology, Jean, CTX, Gvision, MAG Technology and NFREN are all showcasing one or two LCD TV models, mainly in 15 or 17-inch sizes, at Computex Taipei.
  • Taiwan aiming for 5G in 2003

    Wednesday 5 June 2002
    The life cycle of newer generation of TFT LCD production lines tends to shorten, and fifth-generation (5G) TFT LCD production lines are predicted to account for 40% of global TFT...
  • Larger-size products coming

    Wednesday 5 June 2002
    Attracted by much better profit margins, South Korean and Taiwanese TFT LCD producers have launched many larger-size TFT LCDs and substantially increased their shipments since the...
  • Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) will soon complete trial production at its PDP (plasma display panel) production line of 7,000-substrate monthly processing capacity and expects to begin...
  • ECS adds own factories

    Wednesday 5 June 2002
    Although more than 95% of its production takes place at its China base, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is to officially terminate its “no factory” epoch in the second...
  • Gigabyte: China shipments rising

    Wednesday 5 June 2002
    Motherboard maker Gigabyte Technology estimates that its China operations will contribute more than 40% of its shipments this year, up from 30% in 2001.
  • USI chooses Shanghai area

    Wednesday 5 June 2002
    To land more notebook motherboard orders, Universal Scientific Industrial (USI) recently decided to set up a new factory in or near Shanghai. Plant construction is expected to start...
  • Micro-Star MS-845E Max2-BLR

    Wednesday 5 June 2002
    The MS-845E has several things in common with the Gigabyte GA-8IEXP – it supports a 400MHz/533MHz FSB, provides 4x AGP, three 184-pin DDR266 DIMM slots, an ATA100 interface...
  • Tyan Thunder I7500 (S2720)

    Wednesday 5 June 2002
    It has been a long time between releases for Intel’s server-level system chipsets. The 860, supporting the dual-channel Rambus architecture, was released back in September 2000...
  • Gigabyte GA-8IEXP

    Wednesday 5 June 2002
    On the specifications, the Gigabyte GA-8IEX and GA-8IEXP motherboards support a 400/533MHz FSB and provide an AGP 4x slot, three 184-pin DDR266 DIMM slots, an ATA100 interface, six...
  • Motherboard window shopping

    Wednesday 5 June 2002
    As in past years, Computex 2002 is the place to go to look for motherboards. With 96 products listed on the Computex website and 38 companies claiming to manufacture them, there’s...
  • Move to China will continue

    Wednesday 5 June 2002
    To cut production costs, Taiwan’s motherboard makers have been shifting production to China over the past three years. The Market Intelligence Center (MIC) estimated that around...
  • MSI looking to China distributors

    Wednesday 5 June 2002
    Micro-Star International’s (MSI) motherboard shipments to China increased 35% year-on-year in 2001. However, the company predicts growth of only 25% this year, as its major...
  • Acorp boosting China production

    Wednesday 5 June 2002
    Taiwan-based motherboard maker Acorp Electronics expects its China production ratio to rise to 80% this year, according to company chairman Wellen Tseng. Its Shenzhen, Guangdong Province...
  • ECS to make notebooks in Kunshan

    Wednesday 5 June 2002
    To better meet the requirements of notebook clients, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has decided to set up a new notebook production base in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province (near Shanghai)...
  • Asustek sets up in Suzhou

    Wednesday 5 June 2002
    From the company’s origins as a motherboard manufacturer, Asustek Computer now counts CD-ROMs, power supplies, outer cases, notebooks computers and desktop PCs among its product...
  • The central China region, especially the area including Shanghai and neighboring Kunshan, has become the trendy location for motherboard makers’ secondary production bases in...
  • Thirty Chinese LCD companies, with total investments of US$580 million and a total workforce of 18,800, produced 28 million units of mainly small-size TN, STN and TFT LCD panels in...
  • Taiwan TFT LCD at full-capacity

    Wednesday 5 June 2002
    Making record shipments, except for Quanta Display, the other four Taiwanese TFT LCD producers have been operating at full capacity. Even considering yield rate improvements, further...
  • Korea to lead in 5G

    Wednesday 5 June 2002
    LG.Philips LCD and Samsung Electronics have been actively working on the construction of their fifth-generation (5G) TFT LCD production lines, preparing for a strong recovery in the...
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