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Huawei, Oppo and Vivo likely to ship fewer-than-expected smartphones in 2017

Jun 23, 11:59

China's top-3 smartphone vendors, Huawei, Oppo and Vivo, have quietly lowered their smartphone shipments goals set for 2017 due to difficulties ramping up shipments significantly in non-China markets, according to sources from Taiwan-based IC design houses.

Xiaomi sampling in-house developed Surge S2 chips, says report

Jun 22, 21:18

Earlier in 2017, Xiaomi Technology unveiled its first in-house developed smartphone solution, dubbed Surge S1, which is built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) using 28nm process technology. In less than a year, Xiaomi reportedly is about to enter volume production of Surge S2 chi...

Acer faring well in high-margin PC segments

Jun 22, 15:27

Acer’s PC business has been focusing on high-margin segments, including gaming notebooks, ultra-thin models and 2-in-1s, with each segment faring well in the first five months of 2017, according to Acer CEO Jason Chen.

Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2017

Jun 15, 18:03

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.

Asustek chairman expects performance improvement in 2H17

Jun 8, 14:36

Asustek Computer hosted an investors conference on June 7 where chairman Jonney Shih said the company has not been performing well since the end of 2016, but the second quarter should be the bottom of 2017. Shih noted that operations should start seeing a recovery in the second half due to the company's...

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih expects improving 2H17

Digitimes Research: AIO shipments expected to take larger share of desktop PC market

Jun 7, 10:45

With the consumer sector continuing to have weak demand for all-in-one (AIO) PC products, AIO PC shipments were down 1.7% on year to reach only 12.18 million units in 2016, the third consecutive year of on-year decline. But AIO PC shipments are expected to stabilize in both 2017 and 2018.

Apple announces two new iPad Pros

Jun 6, 11:44

Apple has introduced a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, featuring displays with ProMotion technology and the new A10X Fusion chip. The new 10.5-inch model reduces the borders by nearly 40% to fit into a package that weighs just one pound, according to the vendor.

Apple 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets

Global 1Q17 mobile DRAM revenues drop slightly, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 2, 15:58

Global sales of mobile DRAM dropped by a slight 1.7% sequentially to US$5.41 billion in the first quarter of 2017, according to DRAMeXchange. Despite a seasonal slowdown in demand for smartphones, contract prices for mobile DRAM have been rising.

MSI, Asustek to tie in 2017 gaming notebook shipments

Jun 1, 15:34

As worldwide consumer demand for notebooks remains in decline, most PC brand vendors have turned their focuses to the gaming sector. Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) were the top-2 vendors in the gaming notebook market in 2016 and despite fierce competitions from existing players...

Asustek, HP and Lenovo develop mobile PCs powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chips

Jun 1, 15:21

At the ongoing Computex trade show in Taipei, Qualcomm has announced that Asustek Computer, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Lenovo are the first OEMs to develop mobile PCs powered by its Snapdragon 835 mobile PC platform featuring an integrated X16 Gigabit LTE modem.

Intel Computex message: One size doesn't fit all in today's IT industry

May 31, 12:28

On the first day of Computex Taipei 2017, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group Gregory Bryant delivered the opening keynote for the chip giant at the Computex e21 Forum, touching on how data is transforming the world.

Computex 2017: Asustek shows new members for its ZenBook and VivoBook

May 30, 16:40

Asustek Computer chairman Jonney Shih took the stage at today’s Computex 2017 press event to present the company's new notebook lineup of thin-and-light ZenBook and VivoBook.

Asustek ZenBook 3 Deluxe ultra-thin notebook

The enterprise platform revolution of 2017: An opportunity for Taiwan vendors to take the lead

May 30, 15:37

With all the overcooked buzz about mobility, IoT and other consumer-oriented market speak, it is easy to forget the less sexy, but far more profitable and strategically important enterprise computing segment. After all, all that data on your phone or tablet does comes from, or through, some kind of...

IoV market holds strong potential for Taiwan-based makers

May 30, 15:36

While smart cars, connected cars or autonomous cars have been in frequent and diverse discussions across the IT industry, it has been the automobile industry that has been focused on the related development of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, fusion of sensors and Big Data analysis technologies...

Q&A: Gigabyte preparing full series of gaming notebooks

May 30, 15:36

Despite the gaming notebook market's strong popularity, competition has always been fierce between vendors, which have relatively driven down the product prices during the past few years.

Vincent Liu, Gigabyte director of sales (right) and Andy Chu, Supervisor of Product Marketing (left)

Acer announces new Spin 1 convertible notebook

May 26, 15:04

Acer has announced the latest version of its Spin 1 convertible notebook. With an all-metal chassis, the Windows 10 device supports Windows Ink through an Acer Active Stylus1.

Acer Spin 1

Computex 2017: ITRI develops smart pesticide detector featuring micro optical inspection

May 26, 14:55

ITRI has unveiled a handheld pesticide residue detector with which the users can immediately learn the level of pesticide residues in their food.

Acer debuts Nitro 5 notebook line for casual gaming

May 25, 16:25

Acer has announced its new Nitro notebook line for casual gamers. Acer is offering a variety of configurations that feature popular graphics and processors, providing consumers with a wide selection to meet different budgets and needs.

Microsoft reveals next generation of Surface Pro

May 25, 16:22

Microsoft has revealed the next generation of Surface Pro. Now powered by 7th Generation Intel Core processors, the ultra-thin Surface Pro will deliver increased power, super-fast boot times and peak performance - a 20% increase in performance and 50% more battery life (up to 13.5 hours).

Acer expects stable LCD monitor shipments in 2017 with higher ASP

May 22, 10:58

While global demand for LCD monitors keeps decreasing, Acer expect its LCD monitor shipments to be stable in 2017, with the corresponding average selling price (ASP) to hike as a result of a stronger focus on gaming models, according to the company's Display business general manager Victor Chien.

Digitimes Research: Top-5 notebook vendors see 6% on-year growth in April shipments

May 19, 15:02

Worldwide top-5 notebook brand vendors together and top-3 ODMs combined saw their shipments decrease 37% and 32% on month, respectively in April because of their strong shipments in March and weak demand in April. Since April was still in the slow season for the notebook market, inventory adjustment...

Acer should focus on business diversification, says CEO

May 18, 22:36

Commenting on its first-quarter financial results, Acer CEO Jason Chen pointed out that the company did not seem to have made much profit, but that was because the company had invested over 50% of its profits into new businesses, hoping to find new directions for the company. Acer is a PC company and...

Jason Chen, Acer CEO

Clevo sees earnings drop nearly 50% on year in 1Q17

Newswatch - May 18, 14:35

Notebook vendor and IT mall operator Clevo saw its net profits decrease 46.15% on year to NT$37.55 million (US$1.247 million) in the first quarter of 2017. EPS for the first quarter reached only N$0.06.

Qualcomm files breach of contract complaint against Apple manufacturers for non-payment of royalties

May 17, 21:40

Qualcomm has filed a complaint in the US District Court for the Southern District of California against FIH Mobile and Hon Hai Precision Industry (together known as Foxconn), Pegatron, Wistron, and Compal Electronics, the four manufacturers of all Apple iPhones and iPads sold worldwide, for breaching...

AMD ramping shipments of Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 CPUs

May 17, 15:22

Demand for AMD's Ryzen 7- and Ryzen 5-series CPU products has continued rising, which may allow the chipmaker to narrow its losses to below US$50 million for the second quarter of 2017. With Intel also rumored to pay licensing fees to AMD for its GPUs, some market watchers believe AMD may turn profitable...

Asustek shifting focus away from consumer desktop market

May 16, 14:17

Asustek Computer has recently decided to release fewer traditional consumer desktop products and will focus on China and Taiwan’s enterprise sector as well as all-in-one PC and high-end Republic of Gamers (ROG) branded gaming products.

Asustek 1Q17 net profit hits 23-quarter low

May 12, 16:10

Asustek Computer has released its financial report for first-quarter 2017, recording total revenues of NT$98.206 billion (US$3.23 billion), gross margin 13.39%, net operating profit NT$3.809 billion, net profit NT$3.651 billion and net EPS NT$4.92, with net profit being the lowest quarterly level since...

Gigabyte revenues up slightly on year in April

Stockwatch - May 10, 16:09

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.946 billion (US$130.42 million) for April 2017, representing a 8.38% drop on month and 1.88% increase on year.

MSI reports decreased revenues for April

Stockwatch - May 10, 16:06

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.443 billion (US$212.96 million) for April 2017, representing a 26.67% drop on month and 4.69% drop on year.

ECS revenues decline in April

Stockwatch - May 10, 16:04

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.091 billion (US$69.11 million) for April 2017, representing a 11.47% drop on month and 1.96% drop on year.

Acer reports mild on-year increase in April revenues

Stockwatch - May 10, 15:54

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.432 billion (US$477.01 million) for April 2017, representing a 35.36% drop on month and 2.69% increase on year.

Apple revenues, earnings increase in fiscal 2Q17

May 4, 10:59

Apple has reported on-year increases in both revenues and earnings for its fiscal 2017 second quarter ended April 1, 2017. Revnues for the quarter came to US$52.9 billion and earnings per diluted share reached US$2.10, compared to revenues of US$50.6 billion and earnings per diluted share of US$1.90...

Acer pushing gaming, enterprise products in Asia Pacific region

May 2, 16:12

President of Acer Pan Asia Andrew Hou has noted that Acer’s operation directions for 2017 will focus on youth, technology and fashion and mainly target the gaming and enterprise sectors. With the company’s new gaming products and e-sport event sponsorship, Hou expects the company’s...

Andrew Hou, Acer Pan Asia president

Acer unveils new 2-in-1 devices

May 2, 11:57

Acer has announced two new 2-in-1 devices under its Switch series, the Switch 5 and 3, both using Windows 10. Both 2-in-1 devices feature Acer’s Active Pen, allowing users to input in a stylus method via the Windows Ink function.

Acer Switch 3 2-in-1 device

Acer expects growth in Chromebook shipments

May 2, 11:42

Acer has been expanding its Chrome-based product lines recently and company CEO Jason Chen expects its Chromebook sales to enjoy a double-digit percentage growth in 2017.

Qualcomm, Microsoft to bring ARM notebook back

Apr 28, 14:52

ARM has recently revealed that a Snapdragon 835-based Windows 10 notebook will be launched in the market by the end of 2017 and some market watchers believe ARM and Microsoft’s partnership is expected to focus on conquering the weakness in software ecosystem and could bring pressure to Intel.

EMEA traditional PC market returning to growth in 1Q17, says IDC

Apr 24, 22:03

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market (desktops, notebooks, and workstations) continued to stabilize in the first quarter of 2017, with the market posting modest growth (1.6%) and totaling 17.4 million units, according to IDC.

Galaxy S8 materials costs highest by far compared to previous versions, IHS teardown reveals

Apr 24, 20:32

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 equipped with 64 gigabytes (GB) of NAND flash memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) cost that comes out to US$301.60, much higher than for previous versions of the company’s smartphones, according to a preliminary estimate from IHS Markit.

Lenovo to push gaming products in Asia Pacific

Apr 24, 19:39

Lenovo is looking to establish over 100 stores in the Asia Pacific region, selling Lenovo-branded gaming products, in 2017, according to Lenovo Asia Pacific president Ivan Cheung. Lenovo has recently created a gaming brand Legion and will begin selling desktops, notebooks and peripherals under the...

Gaming notebook shipments expected to enjoy over 20% growth in 2017

Apr 20, 16:07

Gaming notebook shipments are expected to grow over 20% on year in 2017 from more than four million units shipped a year earlier thanks to price cuts by vendors and rising demand for virtual reality (VR) applications, according to industry sources.

IDC, Gartner see different trends for 1Q17 PC shipments

Apr 13, 14:43

Research firm IDC has posted its latest figures on worldwide PC shipments for the first quarter at 60.33 million, up slightly by 0.6% on year. But according to Gartner, the volume reached 62.18 million units, dropping 2.4% on year.

ECS to sell subsidiary for profit of over CNY$300 million

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:28

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced plans to sell its subsidiary Dragon Asia for CNY1.15-1.38 billion (US$166.5-199.8), and the transaction is expected to contribute profits of over CNY$300 million or a growth in EPS of NT$2.39.

Taiwan market: Acer launches 21-inch gaming notebook

Apr 6, 12:05

Acer Taiwan president Dave Lin expects the PC market worldwide to continue suffering declines in 2017, but Acer will achieve growth in Taiwan thanks to its gaming and ultra-thin notebooks. The company on April 5 launched a 21-inch gaming notebook in Taiwan and Acer said it has already received strong...

Taiwan market: Gigabyte to start marketing Sabre 15 gaming notebook

Newswatch - Apr 5, 11:08

Gigabyte Technology will start marketing its 15.6-inch gaming notebook, the Sabre 15, in the Taiwan market in conjunction with Taipei Spring Computer Show 2017 to be held from April 7-10.

ECS reports losses for 2016

Mar 30, 14:01

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$29.95 billion (US$991.16 million) for 2016, down by 38.11% on year because of bad debts from procurement orders from the Venezuela government. The company's net losses were NT$945 million, compared to profits of NT$1.15 billion...

Apple announces new 9.7-inch iPad

Mar 22, 15:35

Apple has updated its 9.7-inch iPad, featuring a brighter Retina display with over 3.1 million pixels. The device is enclosed in an aluminum unibody enclosure weighing one pound, and it runs on the Apple-designed A9 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture.

Global tablet shipments to dip below 40 million in 1Q17

Mar 14, 12:31

For the first time in almost five years, global quarterly tablet shipments will dip below 40 million units in the first quarter of 2017, according to Digitimes Research.

MEA PC market declines on year amid weak commercial demand, says IDC

Mar 13, 15:52

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market experienced a mild decline of 1.8% on year in the fourth quarter of 2016 to total 3.2 million units, according to IDC. The decline stemmed from the desktop segment, as weak commercial demand saw shipments fall 10% on year to total 1.2 million units for the...

Getac expects revenues to grow strongly in 2H17

Mar 8, 11:21

Ruggedized PC player Getac Technology expects its revenues to decrease sequentially in the second quarter, but the volume will have a good chance to grow strongly in the second half due to increased procurement orders.

Samsung recalls faulty 18nm PC DRAM, says report

Newswatch - Mar 2, 11:01

Samsung Electronics in mid-February started to recall certain PC DRAM module series, which PC OEMs found as the cause of blue screens while testing products, according to a report from Taiwan's TechNews.

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