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...
China white-box players eye VR, robot business opportunities
Apr 21, 14:08
With virtual reality (VR) becoming a hot topic in the IT industry, China-based white-box players have been aggressively releasing inexpensive head-worn VR devices and home-care robots, and even formed a supply chain ecosystem specifically for VR products. Currently, the retail channel in Shenzhen is...
Asustek notebook orders for BYD still low
Apr 19, 12:36
Asustek Computer is ready to launch its new notebooks soon with Pegatron Technology remaining its major supplier, followed by Quanta Computer, Wistron, BYD and Compal Electronics. However, the order volume to China-based BYD is still small due to its unsatisfactory manufacturing performance, according...
Pegatron vice chairman Ted Hsu reportedly to become Asustek chairman
Apr 19, 11:55
Asustek Computer chairman Jonney Shih reportedly plans to resign from his position and will let Pegatron Technology's vice chairman Ted Hsu succeed him. Asustek confirmed that Hsu will return to become the company's strategy officer and will also join the board of directors, but Asustek and Pegatron...
PC shipment decline continues in 1Q16, says IDC
Apr 12, 16:01
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 60.6 million units in the first quarter of 2016, an on-year decline of 11.5%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Shipments were in line with conservative expectations for a decline of 11.3%, and anticipated a relatively weak environment during the first...
MSI sees revenue growth in March
Stockwatch - Apr 11, 21:25
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.21 billion (US$252.98 million) for March 2016, representing a 20.96% increase on month and 20.23% increase on year.
Gigabyte reports revenues for March 2016
Stockwatch - Apr 11, 21:24
Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.87 billion (US$150.06 million) for March 2016, representing a 46.86% increase on month and 26.6% increase on year.
Asustek reports increased March revenues
Apr 11, 12:53
IT vendor Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$48.57 billion (US$1.48 billion) for March, rising 37.23% on month and 15.30% on year. Its January-March consolidated revenues totaled NT$119.254 billion, falling 10.11% sequentially but growing 6.58% on year.
Acer China eyes enterprise business opportunities, says paper
Newswatch - Apr 8, 14:57
Acer China is turning to focus on the enterprise sector as demand for PCs in China continues to weaken, according to Acer China president Song Jinghua (transliterated from Chinese). He pointed out that Acer will push its Shared Resource Computing (SRC) terminal VDI solution to expand in China's enterprise...
Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2016
Apr 7, 17:45
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.
PCB firms cautious about demand for smartwatches
Mar 28, 20:52
Apple Watch's "weaker than expected" shipments have prompted caution from companies in the PCB supply chain, which no longer believe Apple Watch or other smartwatch device can be a new driver of their business growth in 2016, according to industry sources.
Gaming DIY market to see stable growth in 2016
Mar 22, 16:13
The gaming market has grown more popular in 2016 and despite the fierce competition in the gaming notebook sector, the gaming DIY market continues to see stable growth and will enjoy strong demand in 2016, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Notebook vendors to push ultra-thin notebooks to compete against new MacBook
Mar 22, 16:04
With Apple's new ultra-thin 13- and 15-inch MacBooks to start shipping at the end of the second quarter, notebook brand vendors such as Asustek Computer, Dell and Lenovo have also prepared new ultra-thin notebooks for launch around the same time, hoping to catch up with the trend, according to sources...
Apple introduces 9.7-inch iPad Pro
Mar 22, 15:22
Apple has introduced the all-new 9.7-inch iPad Pro - at just under one pound it features a new pro Retina display with greater brightness, wider color gamut, lower reflectivity, Night Shift mode and introduces new True Tone display technology to dynamically adjust white balance.
Brazil notebook market suffering inventory pile up
Mar 21, 15:35
With a 30% on-year drop in notebook sales in 2015, Brazil's notebook retail channel is suffering from a serious inventory pile up, and most brand vendors' orders for the country have turned weak since the fourth quarter of 2015, and several have even stopped pulling in orders for January and February...
Wistron, Inventec see better-than-expected shipments in February
Mar 9, 15:26
Wistron shipped 1.1 million notebooks, 800,000 desktops, 500,000 monitors, 300,000 LCD TVs and 130,000 servers in February, while fellow maker Inventec shipped 1.25 million IT devices including notebooks and all-in-one PCs, in the month, up from 1.2 million units in January.
Tablet supply chain sees weak 1Q16 orders as vendors reduce development
Mar 3, 11:49
The upstream tablet supply chain is seeing orders from clients continue to shrink, and shipments for the first quarter are expected to be significantly impacted. In addition to brand vendors such as Samsung Electronics, many China-based white-box players, which partnered with Intel to join the market,...
Asustek to push breakeven for tablet business in 2016
Mar 1, 15:54
Seeing weakening demand for tablets, Asustek Computer believes its tablet sales are unlikely to be able to achieve growth in 2016 and is mainly aiming to maintain breakeven operations for the business. However, the company expects its notebook shipments to return to growth and will generate profit...
In Western Europe, 1 in 5 tablets sold in 4Q15 is detachable, says IDC
Feb 22, 14:54
According to figures published by IDC, in the fourth quarter of 2015 over 14 million tablets were shipped to Western Europe as the market volume declined 10.1% on year. In value terms, however, the decline was only 1.8% on year, thanks to growing penetration of detachable tablets boosted by an increasing...
Taiwan IT vendors mixed on HNA Ingram Micro acquisition
Feb 22, 14:38
Seeing the global largest IT distributor Ingram Micro having agreed to sell the company to the China-based HNA Group at a price of US$6 billion, Acer, which is a client of Ingram Micro, is optimistic about the acquisition and believes the move should improve retail channel efficiency.
Asustek lowers 2016 target global smartphone shipments
Feb 18, 11:45
Asustek Computer originally set target shipments of 30 million ZenFone-series smartphones to all markets except China in 2016, but at a February 17 investors conference, it downward adjusted the target to 25 million units. Market analysts indicated that the downward adjustment is due to increasing...
Acer will need to revamp business structure, says Stan Shih
Feb 17, 15:55
Commenting on Acer's operations, Acer founder Stan Shih pointed out that the company has already transformed from a pure hardware player to a provider of hardware, software and service integrated solutions and as the businesses are growing larger, Acer will need to spin off several of its businesses...