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  • Vendors partner with Wintel to release US$199-249 notebooks for 2H14

    IT + CE | 32min ago

  • Apple to become largest client for TSMC, say sources

    Bits + chips | 35min ago

  • China market: Xiaomi launches new flagship smartphone

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 32min ago

  • Apple new iPhones to come with different time tables to avoid competition

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 48min ago

  • Delta expected to enjoy strong performance in 3Q14

    Before Going to Press | 1h 32min ago

  • Samsung suffering from infighting; may impact upcoming smartphone plans, says report

    Before Going to Press | 1h 48min ago

  • Han's Laser and Goodfeel to attend Touch Taiwan 2014

    Before Going to Press | 1h 59min ago

  • TCAS 2014: BenQ to promote short-distance projectors

    Before Going to Press | 2h 21min ago

  • Digitimes Research: CSOT to see increased influence in AMOLED industry

    Before Going to Press | 2h 50min ago

  • North America semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 1.09 in June, says SEMI

    Before Going to Press | 2h 52min ago

  • Chassis makers doubtful about rumors Samsung to release metal chassis smartphone

    Before Going to Press | 3h 18min ago

  • PTI reports EPS NT$1.96 for 1H14

    Before Going to Press | 3h 46min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Wi-Fi ecosystem keeps expanding

    Before Going to Press | 4h 16min ago

  • Google to incorporate NFC functionality into Android

    Before Going to Press | 4h 32min ago

  • Peak season TV demand expected to be flat on year

    Before Going to Press | 4h 34min ago

  • LCD monitor panel prices rise on tight supply, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 4h 36min ago

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Delta Electronics to attend Techno-Frontier 2014 in Japan

Jul 21, 11:40

Power electronics and energy solution provider Delta Electronics will showcase internally-developed products at Techno-Frontier 2014 in Tokyo during July 23-25.

Flextronics plans to release orders for wearable device components to Taiwan

Jul 18, 14:20

Singapore-based EMS provider Flextronics International plans to release orders for wearable device components to Taiwan-based makers due to their technological advantages in precision processing compared to China-based makers, according to supply chain sources.

Foxconn recruiting 100,000 workers for China factory, says report

Jul 18, 13:51

Taiwan-based EMS provider Foxconn Electronics is recruiting 100,000 production line workers aged 23-40 for its factory in Zhengzhou City of Henan Province, northern China, mainly for production of Apple's new iPhone, according to a media report from China.

Motherboard players see profits decline in 2Q14

Jul 17, 12:07

Most Taiwan-based motherboard players saw their second-quarter 2014 profits drift downwards due to price-cutting competition led by Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology, according to sources from motherboard players.

TCA inks ICT cooperation in Myanmar

Jul 16, 15:09

The Taipei Computer Association (TCA), in a bid to promote ICT cooperation between Taiwan- and Myanmar-based enterprises, on July 15 set up an office and signed a cooperation MoU with the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and second-stage APEC Digital Opportunity Center...

Foxconn June revenues increase

Jul 11, 18:20

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$316.99 billion (US$10.56 billion) for June, growing 18.3% on month and 4.06% on year. Its consolidated revenues of NT$879.401 billion for the second quarter inched down 0.41% on quarter and NT$1.76 trillion...

Pegatron sees increased June revenues

Jul 11, 18:14

Pegatron on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$72.12 billion (US$2.40 billion) for June, growing 9.46% on month and 1.52% on year, NT$210.49 billion for the second quarter, slipping 3.4% sequentially, and NT$428.38 billion for January-June, dipping 0.33% on year.

Notebook ODMs expect 5-10% growth in 3Q14 shipments

Jul 11, 11:56

Notebook ODMs expect their shipments to enjoy a sequential growth of 5-10% in the third quarter and have a chance to advance further in the fourth, helping their shipment ratio for the first and second halves of 2014 reach 45:55.

Notebook ODMs expect 5-10% growth in 3Q14 shipments

Compal sees over 10% growth on month in June revenues; Inventec suffers small decline

Jul 9, 22:24

Compal Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$76.71 billion (US$2.56 billion) for June, up 12.8% on month and 34.57% on year thanks to the contribution from Compal Communications. Meanwhile, Inventec's June consolidated revenues dropped 0.56% on month and reached NT$34.55 billion.

Compal and Wistron to evenly share Dell consumer notebook orders for 2015

Jul 9, 22:13

Dell has reportedly already finished the request for quotation (RFQ) process for its consumer notebook orders for 2015 with Compal Electronics and Wistron each landing half of the volume, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Pegatron to see over NT$1 trillion in 2014 revenues, say analysts

Jul 9, 12:19

Pegatron is expected to see 2014 consolidated revenues and net profit exceed NT$1 trillion (US$33.3 billion) and NT$10 billion respectively, mainly due to shipments of new-generation iPhones and iPads beginning in the third quarter, according to market analysts.

Should Apple watchers be taking note of a UK IPO?

Jul 7, 23:08

On July 3, England-based Intelligent Energy offered up 16.2 million shares, or 8.76% of the company's capital, to raise approximately US$92 million and put the overall value of the company at more than US$1 billion, making it one of the UK's biggest green energy debut's ever. The IPO is interesting...

Acer CEO visiting ODM/distribution partners to tighten relationships, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 1, 14:38

Acer CEO Jason Chen visited Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics in June, looking to discuss the latest product trends and secure partnerships, and will form partnerships with channel distributors Synnex and Weblink to push its sales, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report.

Siemens kicks off tour in Taiwan to showcase new technologies

Jun 30, 21:56

The Taiwan branch of Germany engineering firm Siemens AG has announced that it will kick off a two-year tour around Taiwan to showcase Siemens' latest manufacturing technologies through a company designed demo truck, which has been dubbed the "Future of Manufacturing." The truck is expected...

Siemens Taiwan to display new technologies throughout Taiwan

Delta Electronics enjoys booming orders from EMEA markets

Jun 30, 15:14

Power management solution provider Delta Electronics has seen booming orders for industrial automation solutions and power supplies used in telecom infrastructure from markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and therefore has had its factory in Slovakia increase production by two shifts...

Foxconn files lawsuit in US against Japan IT vendors for LCD patent violations

Jun 26, 15:57

MiiCs & Partner, an affiliate of the Foxconn Group has filed a lawsuit in the US against Toshiba, Funai and Mitsubishi for violating its patents over TFT LCD products.

Foxconn sees profit growth in 2013; expects better performance in 2014

Jun 26, 14:16

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.95 trillion (US$131.82 billion) for 2013, a new historic high, with EPS growing to NT$8.16, up from the NT$8.03 of 2012. Company chairman Terry Guo expects the company's profits to grow on year in 2014.

Teco plans to set up electric vehicle factory in Philippines

Jun 24, 12:04

Taiwan-based machinery and household appliancea maker Teco Electric & Machinery plans to turn a factory in Subic Bay, the Philippines, into a plant for making electric vehicles to tap the Southeast Asia market.

Pegatron sees strong profit growth in 2013

Jun 18, 20:59

Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$949.75 billion (US$31.63 billion) for 2013, up 7.77% on year, with gross margins reaching 4.8%, net profits NT$9.6 billion, up NT$3.2 billion from 2012, and EPS of NT$4.16. The company will distribute a dividend of NT$2.80 in cash.

Intel prepared for emerging industries, says company president Renee James

Jun 13, 12:03

Intel president Renee James, during a recent interview, told Digitimes that the company and its partners in Taiwan are committed to developing smart devices with integrated designs that will be able to connect with other devices, cloud computing services and people's life.

Renee James, Intel president

Emerging markets see rising notebook demand

Jun 12, 12:12

Notebook demand in emerging markets has started recovering recently as international funds return to emerging markets after seeing a weak return on investment in the US and Europe, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Notebook demand is rising in emerging markets

Pegatron suffers 9% on-month revenue drop in May

Jun 11, 16:13

Pegatron Technology saw its consolidated revenues for May drop 9.09% on month and 8.55% on year to reach NT$65.89 billion (US$2.2 billion), with combined consolidated revenues from January-May reaching NT$356.25 billion, down 0.7% on year.

Foxconn May revenues decrease

Jun 11, 15:49

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on June 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$267.97 billion (US$8.89 billion) for May, slipping 8.99% on month and 10.82% on year, and NT$1.45 trillion for January-May, rising on year by 3.15%.

Compal, Wistron see on-month growths in June revenues

Jun 10, 11:43

Compal Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$68 billion (US$2.26 billion) for May, up 18.95% on month and 28.26% on year, while Wistron achieved NT$43.83 billion in the month, up 2.33% on month, but down 25.28% on year.

ODMs expect 50% notebook shipment growth in 2H14

Jun 9, 14:28

Notebook ODMs expects their shipments in the second half to grow 50% from the first due to stronger-than-expected orders from clients in Europe, plus Microsoft's strategy to significantly reduce Windows' licensing fees for sub-US$299 models to US$15.

Cloud providers fueling server boom

Jun 5, 11:52

Recent IDC cloud research shows that spending on public cloud services will grow by a 30% CAGR to surpass US$14 billion in 2017. By then, more than 80% of new cloud applications will be hosted on the top six platform-as-a-service (PaaS) providers. Given the support from large-scale cloud providers,...

Digitimes Research: HP, Acer see on-month shipment growth top 60% in May

Jun 4, 21:23

Global top-five brand vendors together and top-three ODMs combined both enjoyed over 25% on-month rebounds in May shipments with Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer both seeing over 60% growth. The two brand vendors' strong performance also boosted shipments for their ODM partners Quanta Computer and Compal...

Supermicro talks up Computex server lineup

Jun 4, 14:28

Supermicro Computer, a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, has continued to expand its server and storage rack solutions amid increased demand for highly scalable, energy efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for data center,...

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Gigabyte pushing top-end products through Aorus: Q&A with Vincent Liu, Gigabyte director of sales

Jun 4, 12:05

Although not best known for its notebooks, Gigabyte Technology has been operating in the notebook business for quite a while and entered the gaming notebook business two years ago.

Vincent Liu, Gigabyte director of sales division

Taiwan IT supply chain has considerable global influence, says Intel VP

Jun 3, 13:46

Taiwan's IT supply chain is highly capable of integrating technologies and maintaining product quality and therefore has considerable global influence, according to Intel Sales and Marketing Group vice president and Taiwan country manager Jason Chen.

ARM establishes CPU design center in Taiwan

Jun 3, 13:33

ARM has announced the establishment of a new CPU design center in the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Taiwan. This is ARM's first CPU design center in Asia, and it will focus on the design, verification and delivery of the ARM's Cortex-M processor series targeted at the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables...

Computex gets smart

Jun 3, 13:26

Asia's biggest ICT procurement exhibition and the world's second largest show is set to kick off today and run for the next five days, and Computex Taipei 2014 is expected to highlight a wide variety of IT products and solutions, from the latest mobile devices and computer peripherals, to the newest...

Big Data trends intensify storage business boom

Jun 3, 13:15

The cumulative amount of data produced worldwide is predicted to reach 40ZB by 2020, which is 50 times more than that of 2010 according to preliminary estimates. That means the amount of storage data will double once every two years, and the era of the unprecedented digital universe is now upon us...

Handling the ever-increasing demand for wireless: Q&A with Broadcom VP Rahul Patel

Jun 3, 12:36

With the IT market shifting from PCs to mobile devices, there has been an increased appetite for support for Wi-Fi and wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and near field communication (NFC). Mobile users are not only looking at emails and texting though; mobile devices are increasingly being used...

Rahul Patel, VP and general manager, wireless connectivity combo, Mobile and Wireless Group

Tapping the power of mobile devices through connectivity: Silicon Image on HDMI, MHL and Wireless HD

Jun 3, 12:34

Silicon Image is a semiconductor IP company whose expertise is connecting boxes to displays. The company develops semiconductor IP based on industry standards it has helped develop. For example, it is one of the inventors of HDMI, DVI technology (in association with the Digital Display Working Group)...

David Kuo, senior director of marketing, mobile devices at Silicon Image

Foxconn healthcare foundation inks MOU with Varian for medical equipment development

May 28, 12:09

YongLin Healthcare Foundation under the Foxconn Group has signed an MOU with a cancer medical center under the National Taiwan University (NTU) and US-based cancer-treatment equipment supplier Varian Medical Systems for joint development of therapeutic equipment.

Foxconn rumored to land 5.5-inch iPhone orders; Wistron gets 4-inch phone orders

May 27, 15:18

Apple is rumored to release a 5.5-inch and a 4.7-inch iPhone in 2014 with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) said to be manufacturing both models, while Pegatron has landed 30% of the 4.7-inch model's orders, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Orders for the existing...

Notebook brand vendors to start RFQ in June; ODMs may see order reshuffling

May 27, 12:02

Notebook brand vendors will start their request for quotation (RFQ) processes for notebook orders for 2015 in June and ODMs are already preparing for the event, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Taiwan makers struggling to automate equipment

May 23, 11:38

Many Taiwan-based makers operating in China have been making efforts to automate production at their factories to reduce the impact of continued wage hikes, however, automation is actually not easy because most standard automation equipment does not suit their manufacturing processes, and customized...

Foxconn ex-employees indicted for demanding bribes from suppliers

May 22, 13:55

Six ex-Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) employees, which were being probed by prosecutors in Taiwan starting January 21, 2014, have been officially indicted for asking bribes from upstream suppliers totaling NT$162 million (US$5.37 million).

Wistron, Pegatron fight for orders from Xiaomi

May 21, 22:05

With China-based Xiaomi set to ship 50-60 million smartphones in 2014 and 100 million units in 2015, Wistron and Pegatron Technology are both aggressively trying to land related orders, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Foxconn nets NT$1.49 per share for 1Q14

May 15, 12:10

EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has released its first-quarter 2014 financial report, recording net EPS of NT$1.49.

Foxconn April revenues down sequentially

May 12, 10:17

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on May 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$294.442 billion (US$9.73 billion) for April, decreasing on month by 4.35% but increasing on year by 0.92%, and NT$1.177 trillion for January-April, growing on year by 6.97%.

Taiwan PC IC designers conservative about 2Q14

May 9, 14:09

Taiwan-based PC IC design houses are generally conservative about the prospects for second quarter of 2014, expecting their sales to grow 5-10% on average for the quarter, according to industry sources.

Exhibitors show mixed expectations for Computex 2014

May 5, 22:31

Computex 2014 will be hosted from June 3-7 at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taiwan. Some exhibitors are concerned that the show may not be as attractive to visitors this year (2014) as in the past as almost no new innovations are expected to be unveiled during the show. However, some exhibitors...

Graphics card vendors look to 10-20% sequential drops in 2Q14 shipments

Apr 30, 15:01

Most graphics card vendors are expected to see shipments slip 10-20% sequentially in the second quarter of 2014 due to high inventory levels in retail channels, weak demand in China, as well as off-peak season effects, according to industry sources.

Foxconn sells communications patent package to Google

Apr 28, 14:31

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on April 28 announced the sale of a patent package to Google through US-based MiiCs & Partners. The patents concern the design, production and testing of communications systems. Foxconn declined to reveal further details on the deal citing a non-disclosure...

Tesla seeing short production capacity, say Taiwan makers

Apr 25, 15:01

US-based electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has seen production capacity fall far short of its fast growing global demand, and a feasible solution is to set up production lines in China, a very important market for Tesla, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers, adding that Tesla currently turns...

Huawei has preliminary ideas for 5G mobile, says vice chairman

Apr 24, 11:53

China-based ICT solution provider Huawei Technologies has preliminary ideas of 5G mobile communication standards although the technology has yet to be definied, company vice chairman and rotating CEO Xu Zhi-jun said at the company's 11th Annual Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen, southern China, on...

Upstream suppliers eye server orders from Lenovo

Apr 23, 21:14

Lenovo reportedly has picked up its pace over the acquisition of IBM's entry-level server business with some of IBM's senior executives expected to join Lenovo in May, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. With the acquisition almost completed, upstream suppliers are currently competing...

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2014 global notebook demand forecast
  • Taiwan notebook ODMs

    Taiwan notebook Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) account for more than 90% of global notebook production and Digitimes is there to provide daily...

  • Computex Taipei 2014

    Computex 2014 will be hosted from June 3-7 at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taiwan.

  • Android

    The early success Google's Android platform has achieved in the handset market has caused system makers, software developers and semiconductor players...

  • Notebook shipments in June

    Notebook ODMs have announced their shipments in June