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Taiwan market: Acer expects strong sales for Predator gaming notebooks during IT Month

Nov 27, 11:51

Acer has launched the full series of its Predator gaming products in Taiwan and expects demand to grow strongly during the local IT Month events running from November 28-January 13.

Asustek launches Chromebit CS10

Nov 20, 15:26

Asustek has announced its Chromebit CS10, a small Chrome-based device that turns a HDMI-compatible TV or monitor into a Chrome OS desktop. Chromebit CS10 is available in two colors - black and orange - and features an extension cable or bendable Flex Connect HDMI connector. The Chromebit CS10 has built-in...

Asustek Chromebit CS10 PC stick

Apple seeking second supplier for next-generation Apple Watch, says report

Newswatch - Nov 19, 15:26

Apple has placed orders for four million Apple Watches for the fourth quarter, targeting mainly demand from the year-end holidays. Sales of Apple Watch are expected to surpass 10 million units in 2015. With a plan to release a second-generation Apple Watch in 2016, Apple is currently talking to Inventec,...

China market: Xiaomi to unveil new smartphone on November 24

Newswatch - Nov 18, 10:57

Xiaomi Technology is expected to unveil its new smartphone the Redmi Note 2 Pro and Mi Pad 2 during a product event to be held on November 24. The product offerings may also include Xiaomi's first notebook model.

Asustek looking to become largest consumer notebook vendor in 2017

Nov 13, 16:02

In response to competitors and research firms naming his company as one of the PC brand vendors that will quit the PC market, Asustek Computer CEO Jerry Shen pointed out that Asustek has always been one of the top-notch vendors in terms of gross margins, and the criticism only shows that Asustek has...

Quanta reports strong performance for 3Q15

Nov 13, 13:40

Quanta Computer has reported its financial results for the third quarter with consolidated revenues growing 9.9% sequentially and 12.9% on year to reach NT$275.9 billion (US$8.44 billion). Its gross margins stood at 4.27%, with operating profits increasing 1.4% sequentially to reach NT$4.52 billion...

Acer pan-Asia chief quits

Nov 12, 10:49

Acer has announced that its president of pan-Asia operations Oliver Ahrens has left the company and its position will be taken over by CEO Jason Chen. President of Acer China Zhang Yonghong reportedly has also resigned from his post, but Acer has not confirmed Zhang's departure.

Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2015

Nov 8, 16:44

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.

Digitimes Research: Worldwide tablet shipments decline 18% on year in 3Q15

Nov 3, 15:56

Worldwide tablet shipments reached only 50.64 million units in the third quarter, up 9% from the second quarter, but still down sharply by 18% on year, despite the fact that Europe and US retailers were aggressively preparing for the year-end holiday shopping season and demand from Russia and Eastern...

Taiwan market: Samsung launches Gear S2 smartwatch, supporting wireless charging

Oct 29, 14:47

Samsung Electronics has launched its Gear S2 smartwatch in Taiwan and is looking to release the Gear S2 e-Sim around the Lunar New Year holidays. Currently, the Gear S2 e-Sim is only available in South Korea and the US.

China tablet makers turn production lines to entry-level notebooks

Oct 29, 10:15

A number of China-based white-box tablet makers have switched their production lines to notebooks and showcased a bunch of entry-level models at the recently concluded Global Sources Mobile Electronics trade fair. The move by the tablet makers is expected to heat up competition in the entry-level notebook...

Richtek to focus on analog chips for mobile devices, wearables

Oct 26, 22:37

After becoming a unit of MediaTek, Richtek Technology will continue to expand its analog IC portfolio and move more aggressively to gain market share, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to decline 17.5% on year in 4Q15

Oct 26, 22:26

Global notebook shipments (not including detachable 2-in-1 products), are expected to drop 17.5% on year and 5.3% sequentially in the fourth quarter as most notebook vendors already completed their inventory preparation for the year-end holiday sales in the third quarter and are still conservative...

Suppliers see weaker-than-expected orders for iPad Pro

Oct 26, 22:16

Apple is ready to sell its iPad Pro in November, but has only placed limited orders with the related upstream supply chain prior to the end of 2015 and for the first quarter of 2016, showing Apple is taking a rather conservative attitude about the sales of the product, according to sources from the...

Xiaomi notebook to enter mass production in 1Q16

Oct 26, 15:58

China-based Xiaomi's first notebook products reportedly will enter mass production in the first quarter of 2016 and the vendor plans to release two models, a 12.5-inch and a 13.3-inch, the former made by Inventec and the later Compal Electronics, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Acer establishes subsidiary to enter electric vehicle power system and battery industries

Oct 23, 10:47

Acer's Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business recently established a new subsidiary, MPS Energy, to focus on developing car-use batteries and electric vehicle power systems and will also combine its BYOC system with the product lines to create new smart management systems.

Notebook brand vendors strengthening high-end product lines

Oct 22, 14:50

Seeing that Microsoft plans to push Surface Book into the high-end segment, first-tier notebook brand vendors have started strengthening the quality and design of their high-end product lines, looking to expand their competitiveness in the segment, according to sources from the upstream supply chain...

Innovations at Hong Kong Electronics Fair

Oct 20, 16:17

Several companies have demonstrated their new innovations such as 360 degree cameras, sport cameras, modularized smartphone protective cases and brain wave controllers at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair.

Modularized smartphone protective cases

EMEA PC shipments see another quarter of decline, says IDC

Oct 20, 15:55

PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) reached 18.4 million units in the third quarter of 2015, posting a 23% decline on year, according to IDC. The market was weakened by ongoing currency fluctuations affecting a number of countries, as well as political instability in Eastern...

Digitimes Research: Worldwide notebook shipments grow 6% sequentially in 3Q15

Oct 19, 16:00

Worldwide notebook shipments started seeing growth in September after over six months of inventory digestion. The growth was stimulated by Microsoft Windows 10 released at the end of July, and Intel Skylake's launch in August. Digitimes Research estimates worldwide notebook shipments grew 6% sequentially...

Acer positive about Microsoft Surface Book release

Oct 13, 12:02

Commenting on market watchers' concerns that Microsoft's Surface Book could potentially hurt its PC brand partners, Acer's president of corporate business planning and operations Tiffany Huang has pointed out that Acer welcomes the release of the Surface Book and believes new devices and new technology...

Acer, Toshiba finishes RFQ for 2016 notebook orders

Oct 13, 12:00

Acer and Toshiba have recently finished their request for the quotation (RFQ) process for notebook orders for 2016 and Acer's orders for 15-inch notebooks, which account for the largest volume, are mostly placed with Compel Electronics, while the rest is given to Quanta Computer. Toshiba's notebook...

Acer sees healthy inventory level

Oct 13, 11:48

Acer's PC inventory is currently at a healthy level after aggressive moves to clear it in the past three months, and the company is expected to continue seeing growth in its education, 2-in-1 and gaming product lines in the fourth quarter, according to Acer's president of corporate business planning...

MSI reports revenues for September 2015

Stockwatch - Oct 12, 22:17

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.6 billion (US$266.46 million) for September 2015, representing a 17.05% increase on month and 4.85% increase on year.

Acer pushing new business operation to achieve growth

Oct 12, 20:37

Acer is aggressively trying to find a new path within the PC market and has launched products such as gaming tablets and PCs, looking to stay away from price competition. In addition, the enterprise notebook market is a new segment that Acer is looking to expand into and has set a goal to have the...

Jason Chen, Acer CEO

Taiwan market: iPhone 6s device distributor Data Express looks to strong sales

Oct 8, 16:04

Data Express, a Taiwan-based distributor for iPhone devices and other branded IT products, expects its sales to grow by a double-digit rate in the fourth quarter of 2015 as compared to a year earlier, buoyed by sales of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, according to company president Andy Tu.

Data Express president Andy Tu

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.

Singapore PC market growth driven by mobile PCs in 1H15, says Gartner

Sep 29, 15:25

PC shipments in Singapore totaled 588,300 units in the first half of 2015, a 12% increase over the same period last year, according to Gartner.

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.

Worldwide IT spending across vertical industries to decline 3.5% in 2015, says Gartner

Sep 24, 16:08

Worldwide IT spending across vertical industries is forecast to total US$2.69 trillion in 2015, a 3.5% decrease from 2014, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. Analysts said the rising US dollar is chiefly responsible for the slowdown.

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.

Microcontroller market growth tied to rise in IoT applications

Sep 21, 20:34

The market for microcontroller units (MCUs) used in Internet of things (IoT) applications is on the rise, which is having a positive effect on overall MCU market growth, according to IHS.

Acer expects mid-range to high-end notebooks to account for 40% sales in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 21, 15:53

Acer is planning to increase its mid-range and high-end notebooks' proportion in overall sales to 40% in 2016, double from 2015. The move is expected to help raise Acer's notebook ASP and the company also expects its sales in 2016 to grow 5% from 2015, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily...

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.

Microsoft to unveil Windows 10 Mobile-based devices in October

Sep 17, 11:11

Microsoft is expected to unveil Windows 10 Mobile-based mobile devices, including Lumia smartphones and Surface tablets, at a product event to be held in New York on October 6, according to industry sources.

Commentary: Taiwan notebook ODMs may not see profitability improve in 2H15

Sep 17, 11:05

The top-four Taiwan-based notebook ODMs all saw their profits decline significantly in the second quarter of 2015, and it still remains unclear if they can turn around in the second half of the year amid slowing economic growth globally.

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 iPad Pro tablet

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.

Apple TV

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.

Malaysia smartphone and tablet market remains firm amidst GST implementation and weakening Ringgit in 1H15, says IDC

Sep 8, 16:05

According to IDC Asia Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone and Tablet Trackers, a total of 4.8 million units of smartphones and 0.9 million units of tablets were shipped in the first half of 2015 in Malaysia. Smartphones and tablets grew by 42% and 15% respectively, compared with the first half of 2014....

MSI facing tough competition from first-tier notebook vendors in gaming sector in 2H15

Sep 8, 15:42

Facing competitors such as Acer and Asustek Computer who are starting to expand into the gaming notebook market, Micro-Star International (MSI), which had been performing well in the past few years, is expected to see its revenues from the gaming segment starting to weaken.

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