Oculus reportedly in talks with MSI for VR cooperation
Sep 22, 12:14
Oculus reportedly is also interested in virtual reality (VR) backpack PC products developed by Micro-Star International (MSI), and the two companies are currently in talks for cooperation, according to industry sources.
Acer to release VR backpack for 2017, targeting B2B market
Sep 21, 11:48
Acer is planning to launch a virtual reality (VR) backpack for 2017, but instead of the consumer sector, the product will mainly focus on the business to business (B2B) market. The product will sell with the StarVR head-worn VR device, which Acer has partnered with Sweden-based game developer Starbreeze...
Worldwide smartwatch market to swell to 50 million units in 2020, says IDC
Sep 20, 00:47
A year after the launch of the Apple Watch established a new benchmark for the worldwide smartwatch market, new smartwatch shipments are expected to see only modest growth for the rest of 2016 due to late-in-the-year and iterative product releases. According to a new forecast from the IDC Worldwide...
Sprint intros MediaTek-powered smartphone
Sep 19, 14:36
Sprint has introduced the LG X Power, which features the MediaTek Helio P10-series chipset. The device is the first MediaTek-powered smartphone available from Sprint breaking new ground for MediaTek in the US market.
Quanta, Compal see increased notebook shipments in August
Newswatch - Sep 13, 14:59
Notebook ODMs Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics saw increased notebook shipments in August with Quanta's volume rising 800,000 units on month to reach four million units and Compal increasing 600,000 units to reach three million, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...
Acer Taiwan general manager appointment raises concern among IT vendors
Sep 12, 16:01
Acer has appointed Lin Chia-chang, general manager of its subsidiary Weblink International, as general manager of Acer Taiwan and Lin will also continue to head Weblink. However, several IT brand vendors that outsource their product distribution in Taiwan to Weblink are concerned that his double role...
Acer sees August revenues drop on year
Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:45
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.974 billion (US$604.33 million) for August 2016, representing a 10.96% increase on month and 9.64% drop on year.
Apple introduces Apple Watch Series 2
Sep 8, 12:13
Apple has introduced the Apple Watch series 2, packed with fitness and health capabilities including a water resistance 50 meter rating for swimming, and built-in GPS so users can now run without an iPhone. The Apple Watch Series 2 also features a brighter display and a dual-core processor. Combined...
Acer Asia Pacific eyes enterprise business opportunity
Sep 5, 22:06
Acer Asia Pacific is gradually shifting its business focus from the consumer sector to the enterprise and currently, enterprise-related businesses contribute 40% to Acer Asia Pacific's revenues and the company is aiming to increase the percentage to 50% since the enterprise sector is more stable and...
IFA 2016: Acer unveils VR devices and new notebooks
Sep 1, 12:33
Acer has unveiled a number of new products, including ultrathin notebooks, Chromebooks, VR devices, 2-in-1 models, tablets and smartphones, at a product presentation prior to the opening of IFA 2016.
IFA 2016: Asustek launches new mobile devices
Sep 1, 12:16
Asustek Computer unveiled its latest innovations at the pre-show conference before IFA 2016 including its ZenWatch 3 smartwatch, new 2-in-1 devices and gaming notebooks.
Acer, Asustek to release 18-inch and larger gaming notebooks
Aug 30, 11:18
Asustek Computer and Acer are planning to launch gaming notebooks with 18-inch and above displays. Asustek is currently developing an 18-inch gaming notebook, while Acer is looking to release a 21-inch model. Since these notebooks are expected to feature weight and size much larger than regular gaming...
Vendors to shift away more orders from BYD
Aug 30, 11:07
Asustek Computer and Huawei are expected to shift more of their existing orders for notebooks and smartphones away from China-based BYD, which is having a difficult time fulfilling its promises in product quality and shipment schedule to the clients, according to sources from the upstream supply cha...
IDF San Francisco: Intel CEO introduces vision for merged reality
Aug 18, 10:21
The 2016 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) kicked off on August 16 in San Francisco with an opening keynote by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. Krzanich articulated the company's vision for the future of technology spanning virtual reality, autonomous driving, the industrial Internet, and the important role developers...
MSI announces new gaming notebooks using Nvidia GTX 10 series GPUs
Aug 18, 10:18
Taiwan-based motherboard and gaming notebook vendor Micro-Star International (MSI) has announced 11 new gaming devices under its four major product series - GT, GS, GE and GP. These products feature displays ranging from 14- to 18-inch, Intel's latest high-end processors and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 10...
Wistron, Inventec see mixed shipment performances in July
Aug 8, 22:32
Wistron and Inventec announced their shipment performances in July with Wistron shipping 1.5 million notebooks in the month, down 21.05% on month and Inventec 1.4 million mobile devices, down from 1.6 million units a month ago.
TCAS 2016: MSI sees strong demand for gaming notebooks, says paper
Newswatch - Aug 1, 22:04
Micro-Star International (MSI) is seeing strong demand for its gaming notebooks at Taipei Computer Application Show (TCAS) and MSI has prepared 30 notebooks using solid state drive (SSD) to consumers, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing the company staff as saying...
Xiaomi announces new Mi Book Air notebooks
Jul 28, 21:30
China-based Xiaomi has announced two new Mi Book Air notebooks, featuring 12.5-inch and 13.3-inch displays and priced at NT$16,000 (US$498) and NT$24,000, respectively. The 13.3-inch model also features a discrete graphics card from Nvidia.
Asustek to raise UK PC prices by 9% in October
Jul 21, 12:22
With the depreciation of the British pound because of the Brexit vote, Asustek has decided to raise prices in the UK by 9% in October, while Acer still has not yet reached a final decision. Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell both recently announced they will increase PC prices in the UK by 9-10%.
Digitimes Research: Technology remains key to MediaTek growth
Jul 20, 21:04
MediaTek should remain focused on enhancing its technology to better compete against rivals including Qualcomm, Spreadtrum and HiSilicon, and to explore new growth opportunities outside the China market, according to Digitimes Research.
Chip shipments for VR devices to boom
Jul 20, 12:28
Chip shipments for VR (virtual reality) devices are expected to surge during the year-end shopping season in Europe and the US, according to industry sources.
Handset LED market to decline, says IHS
Jul 18, 22:14
The market for LEDs used in mobile phones – including backlighting behind the display, keypad illumination and camera flash - will decline at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.6% from 2015 to 2021, according to IHS. Increased penetration of organic LEDs (OLED) is a primary reason for...
Garmin enters Taiwan micropayment market
Jul 14, 11:52
Garmin has cooperated with Taiwan-based micropayment firm iPass to launch wearable devices that are able to measure heart rates and support micropayments.
Worldwide PC shipments decline 5.2% in 2Q16, says Gartner
Jul 13, 16:09
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 64.3 million units in the second quarter of 2016, a 5.2% decline from the second quarter of 2015, according to preliminary results by Gartner. This was the seventh consecutive quarter of PC shipment declines, but Gartner analysts said the market is showing some signs...
Asustek unveils new products for 2H16
Jul 13, 11:39
Asustek Computer has unveiled a number of new products for the second half of 2016, including ZenFone 3 family products, Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1, and ZenPad 3S 10 tablet.
Acer, Asustek see stable operations in Venezuela, says paper
Newswatch - Jul 12, 16:12
Commenting on Elitegroup Computer Systems' (ECS) uncollected payments from the government in Venezuela for its Classmate PCs and Education Tablets, Acer and Asustek both say they have not had similar issues in the country, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...
Notebook ODMs look to shipment growths in 2H16
Jul 12, 12:00
Taiwan-based notebook ODMs Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have announced their June shipments with Quanta shipping four million notebooks, up 300,000 units from a month ago.
Asustek sees growth in June revenues; conservative about 3Q16
Jul 12, 11:14
Asustek Computer saw its June consolidated revenues grow 33% on month and 2% on year to reach NT$42.39 billion (US$1.32 billion), but its revenues in the second quarter were down 14.64% sequentially and 5% on year to reach only NT$93.94 billion.
ECS to declare US$90 million in bad debt in 2Q16 due to orders from Venezuela
Jul 11, 21:58
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) was awarded a bidding project on classmate PC and education tablets by the government of Venezuela for over two million units at a total amount over US$400 million in the second half of 2014. The company completed shipping all the committed volumes by end of 2015....
US enterprise sector to see PC replacement trend in 2H16
Jul 11, 10:59
With the US Department of Defense deciding to upgrade four million units of their equipment to Windows 10 due to better security, sources from PC players expect the move to prompt other US government departments to follow suit, triggering a replacement trend in the enterprise PC sector.
Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2016
Jul 9, 17:48
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.
Acer expects no exchange losses in 2Q16 despite dropping EUR and GBP
Jul 7, 13:52
Commenting on a market rumor that PC brand vendors are planning to raise their PC prices in Europe in response to recent fierce depreciation in the euro and British pound, Acer chairman George Huang said that the company currently does not have plans to adjust its product prices and is unlikely to...
Taiwan market: Acer launches new notebook, to boost share to 24% in 4Q16
Jun 30, 14:08
Acer has unveiled its new notebook, the Aspire S13, for sale in the Taiwan market in the second half of 2016. The Aspire S13 features a 13.3-inch display, an Intel Core i5 or i7 CPU and supports USBType-C, 802.11ac MU-MIMO technologies and with a built-in precision touchpad, supporting Windows 10's...
Philippines PC market hits record-high shipment levels in 1Q16, says IDC
Jun 29, 15:55
The performance of the Philippines PC market in the first quarter of 2016 exceeded expectations, posting the highest shipment levels since the third quarter of 2014. According to IDC data, PC shipments reached 518,645 units, growing 7% on year. Such robust growth reinforces the Philippines PC market's...