Acer expects Europe operation to be affected by UK vote
Jun 24, 16:09
Acer CEO Jason Chen has pointed out that the UK's departure from the EU will weaken demand in the Europe market because of weakened consumer confidence and exchange rate fluctuations. However, how serious the impact may be remains to be seen, he said.
Acer achieves breakthroughs in non-PC businesses, says chairman
Jun 24, 15:59
Acer chairman George Huang has said the company's new business development is heading to the right direction and has achieved breakthroughs in areas including virtual reality (VR), medical care and robot. However, the company's transformation will still need some more time to be completed.
Taiwan market: Sony unveils Ultra HD filming solutions
Jun 23, 15:39
Sony has launched a full series of Ultra HD professional filming and storage solutions in Taiwan. Since Sony is already the largest professional video camcorder vendor worldwide, the new Ultra HD product line is expected to further expand its market share.
Foxconn chairman expects channel retail business to grow strongly in 1 year
Jun 23, 15:06
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo has told investors that the company has already resumed its channel retail business, but he refused to provide details on the business' current status. However, he believes the business will achieve great results in many markets including...
IC suppliers landing short lead-time orders for Type-C solutions
Jun 21, 22:11
Taiwan-based IC suppliers have been receiving more short lead-time orders for USB Type-C solutions from notebook vendors and ODMs recently, indicating that the Type-C interface is likely to become mainstream in products in the second half of 2016, according to industry sources.
Wearable shipments to reach 213.6 million units worldwide in 2020, says IDC
Jun 17, 10:01
Worldwide shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach 101.9 million units by the end of 2016, representing 29% growth over 2015. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, the market for wearable devices will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.3%, culminating...
Lenovo Taiwan eyes growth in PC and server businesses
Jun 16, 14:40
Lenovo is aiming to increase its PC sales in Taiwan by 10% on year in 2016 and is also looking to raise its share in Taiwan's server market by 10pp, according to Lenovo Taiwan's general manager Ted Chen. Sources from channel retailers believe Lenovo is likely to begin price competition in order to...
Dell sees rising share in notebook market
Jun 16, 14:02
In addition to the enterprise notebook sector, Dell has also been successfully expanding its presence in the consumer notebook sector recently and has seen increased market share in North America and emerging markets such as Brazil, India and China.
Asustek Computer reports revenues for May 2016
Stockwatch - Jun 13, 21:51
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$31.86 billion (US$983.09 million) for May 2016, representing a 9.45% increase on month, but 5.43% drop on year.
Shuttle to see strong revenue contribution from non-notebook businesses in 2016
Jun 13, 21:13
Shuttle, in addition to its existing PC OEM business, XPC barebone and mini PC products, has also been pushing its smart application software business in the past few years and has recently received orders for its next-generation digital signage and medical care products, which are expected to contribute...
Asustek sees stable performance in Brazil
Jun 8, 16:32
Asustek Computer CEO Jerry Shen has pointed out that the company is rather cautious about its operations Brazil, which has see high inflation, increasing unemployment and weakening consumption for the past few years.
ECS revenues decline in May
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:05
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.99 billion (US$61.67 million) for May 2016, representing a 6.92% drop on month and 62.32% drop on year.
Acer enjoys on-month growth in May revenues
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:04
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.33 billion (US$537.08 million) for May 2016, representing a 23.31% increase on month and 1.89% drop on year.
Pegatron lays claims to VR backpack idea
Jun 7, 15:46
Pegatron Technology has claimed it started developing virtual reality (VR) backpacks much earlier than its competitors Micro-Star International (MSI) and Zotac, both of which showcased their VR backpacks at Computex 2016.
MediaTek stepping up development for auto electronics, VR
Jun 3, 10:11
MediaTek's R&D teams have started to work with Europe-based car vendors and worldwide handset firms on the development of the company's product lines targeted at automotive electronics and virtual reality (VR) applications, according to industry sources.
Everyone wants in on virtual reality opportunity
Jun 1, 11:04
If the IT industry has not quite entered the era of virtual reality (VR), most key players at Computex Taipei 2016 are trying to expedite the process. Major technology launches on the first day of Asia's largest tradeshow touched on how VR will be enabled in the upcoming years. ARM staked out the mobile...
Computex looks to take on new identity
May 31, 08:51
This year's Computex Taipei 2016 will mark a turning point for Asia's biggest tradeshow, as Taiwan begins asserting itself as being not only the center of the global ICT supply chain but also as a key partner for building the global technology ecosystem and driving innovation. This new positioning...
Powering the cloud: Intel embraces new identity
May 30, 22:09
The next wave of computing is now beginning to define the IT industry, where the boundaries of computing are expanding as billions of smart and connected devices, new data-rich services and cloud apps fueled by the Internet of Things (IoT) increasingly bring new experiences to our lives. Aligning itself...
MediaTek intros Pump Express 3.0 fast charging technology
May 30, 21:30
MediaTek has developed Pump Express 3.0 to charge a smartphone battery from zero to 70% in just 20 minutes. That's almost twice as fast as competing solutions currently on the market and five times faster than conventional charging, the company claimed.
Tablet supply chain turning to other markets
May 30, 15:57
With demand for tablets gradually weakening, upstream panel suppliers such as China-based DPT that used to rely on tablets for growth, have started turning to look for opportunities elsewhere and some have entered the car-use electronics market.
Market watchers pessimistic about 2-in-1 market
May 26, 15:43
Although several brand vendors including Asustek Computer, Lenovo, Acer, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell are all preparing to launch new 2-in-1 devices in the second half of 2016, some market watchers are concerned that demand may be limited.
Chip demand from Apple disappointing, say sources
May 20, 11:34
Chip orders from Apple have been relatively slow in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the same quarter in previous years, due to poor sales of the vendor's existing iPhone and iPad devices, according to industry sources.
ARM announces 10nm test chip
May 19, 10:17
ARM has announced the first multicore, 64-bit ARMv8-A processor test chip based on TSMC's 10FinFET process technology. Simulation benchmarks show impressive power and efficiency gains relative to TSMC's 16FinFET+ process technology.
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to drop 4.6% sequentially in 2Q16
May 16, 15:31
Global tablet shipments are expected to drop 4.6% sequentially to reach 42.84 million units in the second quarter, which is still the slow season for the table market. Vendors have yet to step up their orders for the new products they are supposed to launch in the third quarter. However, the shipment...
Upcoming exhibitions to promote IT innovations
May 12, 11:43
Six exhibitions are expected to come up in May and June, promoting the latest IT innovations including PC, smartphone, smart wearable device, robot and Internet of Things (IoT) applications
Quanta sees on-month drop in April revenues
May 12, 10:43
Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$68.18 billion (US$2.1 billion) for April 2016, representing a 9.31% drop on month but a 0.98% increase on year. The company has totaled NT$265.54 billion in year-to-date revenues, down 2.63% compared with the same time last year.
Unitech sees April revenues down on month
May 12, 10:24
Rugged handheld computer vendor Unitech Electronics has reported revenues of NT$129 million (US$3.97 million) for April, down 22.23% on month and 21.88% on year. For the first four months of 2016, revenues totaled NT$577.57 million, decreasing 9.73% on year.
Asustek denies plans to split company businesses
Apr 28, 12:53
Asustek Computer has refuted a rumor that the company is considering separating its Open Platform business group, which includes motherboard, graphics card, monitor and peripheral product lines, and the System business group, which includes PC, smartphone and tablet product lines, to form independent...
Apple sees iPhone shipments drop in fiscal 2Q16
Newswatch - Apr 28, 10:23
Apple has announced that it posted quarterly revenues of US$50.6 billion and quarterly net income of US$10.5 billion, or US$1.90 per diluted share for the fiscal 2016 second quarter ended March 26. Quarterly iPhone shipments reached 51.1 million units, down 16.5% on year.
VR hardware to soar past US$2 billion mark in 2016, says IDC
Apr 22, 16:14
Worldwide shipments of virtual reality (VR) hardware will skyrocket in 2016, with total volumes reaching 9.6 million units. Led by key products from Samsung, Sony, HTC, and Oculus, the category should generate hardware revenues of approximately US$2.3 billion in 2016. While VR will drive nearly all...
Acer has no plans to make VR devices, says CEO
Apr 22, 15:55
Commenting on Acer's new Predator series products' support for virtual reality (VR) devices, Acer CEO Jason Chen has pointed out that the company's latest gaming products will be able to connect with the four current major VR platforms: Facebook's Oculus, HTC's Vive, OSVR and StarVR, but Acer has no...