Notebook vendors see growing demand
Oct 6, 14:19
Notebook brand vendors have recently started turning aggressive in placing orders and are expected to see strong shipment performances in October and further growth in November as demand for Windows 10-based devices begins picking up, according to sources.
ECS reports revenue growth for September 2015
Stockwatch - Oct 5, 22:01
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.66 billion (US$174.11 million) for September 2015, representing a 39.06% increase on month and 48.08% increase on year.
Taiwan market: Acer launches Predator products
Oct 1, 12:15
Acer has launched a number of gaming products including a tablet, and several notebooks and desktops under its Predator brand. The products will become available in Taiwan starting November.
Acer encouraging staff to transfer to BYOC business
Sep 29, 14:00
Acer has been encouraging its staff to transfer to the Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business and is planning to adjust its performance evaluation program to boost workers' willingness to transfer.
Asustek takes 40% share in global gaming notebook shipments in 1H15
Sep 25, 12:33
Asustek Computer was the largest gaming notebook vendor in the first half of 2015 and acquired a share of around 40% in shipments of gaming notebooks featuring Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M, 960M, 970M and 980M graphics cards, according to sources from the supply chain.
Xiaomi fast expanding ecosystem raises concerns, say sources
Sep 24, 09:59
Xiaomi Technology has extended its product lines from mobile devices to include tablets, TVs, STBs, headsets, smart bracelets and financial products, a move which has raised concerns of a chain reaction that could eventually lead to chaos for Xiaomi, according to industry sources.
Acer expects 80% growth in 2-in-1 device shipments in 2015
Sep 22, 15:46
With Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's upcoming Surface Pro 4 2-in-1 device expected to stimulate demand, Acer's Notebook Business Group president Jerry Kao expects the company's 2-in-1 device shipments to grow over 80% on year in 2015 and Acer will become a top-3 player in the related market.
India PC market declines 13% in 2Q15, says Gartner
Sep 18, 15:12
The combined desktop-based and mobile PC market in India totaled nearly 2.2 million units in the second quarter of 2015, a 13% decrease over the second quarter of 2014, according to Gartner.
Stylus and 2-in-1 devices to see accelerated penetration in 2016
Sep 15, 15:21
Apple's release of the iPad Pro, Microsoft's Surface series and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note series are heating up the 2-in-1 device and stylus market. Sources from the upstream supply chain expect more players to follow suit and launch products with similar designs and specifications, raising...
Taiwan IC design houses receive short lead-time orders
Sep 14, 21:18
Taiwan-based handset-use IC suppliers, which are offering solutions including application processors, LCD driver ICs, touchscreen controller ICs and analog chips, have landed an influx of short lead-time orders from China recently, according to sources at foundries.
Digitimes Research: iPad Pro shipments to be less than 3 million units in 4Q15
Sep 14, 15:54
Apple introduced its largest iPad, the iPad Pro at its product launch conference in September; however, the device pairing with a keyboard and an iPad Pencil will make the overall price surpass US$1,000. This means its price/performance ratio is much weaker than that for the MacBook Air's or Microsoft's...
Taiwan market: Huawei launches MediaPad M2 8.0 tablet
Sep 14, 15:19
Huawei has launched its new connected MediaPad M2 8.0 tablet in Taiwan. The tablet is priced at NT$9,900 (US$305) and will be available at retail outlets of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) starting mid-September.
Asustek sees 18% on-month growth in August revenues
Sep 10, 16:14
Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$40.83 billion (US$1.25 billion) for August, up 18% on month, but down 3.2% on year. Combined consolidated revenues for January-August totaled NT$295.67 billion , down by 0.7% on year.
Supply chain conservative about Apple iPad Pro
Sep 10, 12:25
Apple has announced its 12.9-inch iPad Pro priced starting at US$799 and will start selling the tablet in November, but sources from the upstream supply chain pointed out that their orders for the new tablet are the smallest of all the iPads and expect the device to only have limited contribution to...
Apple introduces new Apple TV, supporting apps
Sep 10, 11:39
Apple has announced the new Apple TV, which users are now able to download and use Apps on the device. The new Apple TV's remote features Siri, so users can search with their voice for TV shows and movies across multiple content providers simultaneously.
Wistron, Inventec see rising PC shipments in August
Sep 9, 16:00
Wistron and Inventec have announced their August shipments with Wistron shipping 1.6 million notebooks in the month, up from 1.4 million units in July and expected to see the volume in September returning to the 1.9 million unit level recorded in June.
Compeq August revenues soar 11%
Stockwatch - Sep 7, 21:45
HDI-PCB specialist Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.142 billion (US$126 million) for August 2015, representing growth of 11% sequentially and 39.6% on year.
Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2015
Sep 6, 16:15
Taiwan makers produced over 90% of the notebooks worldwide in 2008. The top-five notebook makers – Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron, Inventec and Asustek Computer – contributed 88% of the shipments from Taiwan.
New Zealand PC market stabilizes, says IDC
Sep 3, 16:07
New Zealand PC shipments totaled 188,000 units during second quarter of 2015, about 2.8% higher than the previous forecast, according to the IDC's Asia Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker. Despite this the market experienced an on-year decline of 2.7% and was flat on quarter.
Acer and Asustek looking to raise notebook prices in Taiwan, says paper
Newswatch - Sep 1, 16:10
Acer is planning to raise pricing of its new PC by 4.5-5% in Taiwan in September as the NT dollar has been depreciating over the past few weeks. Asustek Computer is also planning to follow suit in the fourth quarter, but the company will absorb part of the costs, according to a Chinese-language Apple...
Xiaomi said to release notebook in 2016 with help from Inventec and Foxconn
Sep 1, 14:26
China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi reportedly is planning to launch a notebook in 2016 and is currently developing the device jointly with its ODM partners Inventec and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry). So far, the notebook's mass production schedule has yet to be confirmed, according...
Chip orders for notebooks picking up
Aug 26, 20:53
IC demand for notebooks is picking up, and the outlook for replacement demand triggered by Microsoft's Windows 10 is more positive, according to sources at Taiwan-based PC-related IC suppliers.
Notebook vendors start RFQ process; competition grows fierce
Aug 25, 14:12
Notebook brand vendors such as Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Toshiba have recently begun the request for quotation (RFQ) process for their notebook orders for 2016 and the result is expected to be determined in 1-2 months.
South African tablet market surges but premium brands feel the pinch, says IDC
Aug 24, 15:47
The South African tablet market bounced back from a disappointing performance in the first quarter of the year to record strong on-year growth of 56% in the second quarter of 2015, according to the latest figures released by IDC. The research firm revealed that much of this growth was spurred by devices...
Apple 12.9-inch iPad to use displays from Sharp
Aug 19, 22:18
Apple's reported 12.9-inch iPad will feature displays from Sharp while Foxconn Group subsidiary General Interface Solution (GIS) will be mainly responsible for touch modules, lamination and LCM assembly, according to industry sources.
Asustek ships 4.3 million notebooks in 2Q15
Aug 13, 12:33
Asustek shipped 4.3 million notebooks in the second quarter, down from 4.8 million units in the first quarter and 4.6 million units in the second quarter of 2014. Asustek's desktop shipments were only 500,000 units, 100,000 units lower than a quarter ago.
Mitac sees decreased July revenues
Aug 13, 12:19
Mitac International has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.36 billion (US$106.18) for July, down 27.59% and 8.27% on year, and consolidated revenues for the first seven months of 2015 totaled NT$33.4 billion, up by 40.09% on year.
Asustek sees 14% on-year drop in July revenues
Aug 10, 21:43
Asustek computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$34.55 billion (US$1.09 billion) for July, down 17.11% on month and 14.04% on year, and its January-July revenues totaled NT$254.84 billion, down by 0.3% on year.
iPhone 5c successor to feature FinFET chips, say sources
Aug 4, 14:02
Apple is not expected to launch a successor to the iPhone 5c this year, but will instead introduce its next-generation budget smartphones in second-quarter 2016 with the devices coming with 14/16nm FinFET chips, according to sources from the semiconductor industry.
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to decline 15% on year in 3Q15
Aug 4, 12:11
Global tablet shipments are expected to decline 15% on year to reach 51.88 million units in the third quarter as the mobile device market continues to see weak demand despite vendors' inventory preparation for the year-end holidays, the launch of Windows 10 and growth in the 4G services market. However,...
HP says business separation not affecting ordering system
Aug 4, 11:00
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has recently finished the separation of HP and HP Enterprise, and orders received from August 1-6 are scheduled to ship on August 7. Although many channel retailers and upstream suppliers still have concerns about possible confusion over related orders, HP has maintained that its...
Win Semi expects 3Q15 sales to drop
Aug 3, 14:42
Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors has expressed caution about its performance in the third quarter, as some device industries are undertaking inventory correction at a slower pace and part of its clients are engaged in transition from old to new products.
Getac launches new ruggedized tablet with improved gear
Jul 30, 11:57
Getac has announced upgrades to its existing T800 ruggedized tablet with new hardware that is certified by ATEX Zone 2, 22 and will rename the device to T800-Ex. The new tablet has also passed US military MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certifications.