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Acer and Asustek looking to raise notebook prices in Taiwan, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 1, 16:10

Acer is planning to raise pricing of its new PC by 4.5-5% in Taiwan in September as the NT dollar has been depreciating over the past few weeks. Asustek Computer is also planning to follow suit in the fourth quarter, but the company will absorb part of the costs, according to a Chinese-language Apple...

Xiaomi said to release notebook in 2016 with help from Inventec and Foxconn

Sep 1, 14:26

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi reportedly is planning to launch a notebook in 2016 and is currently developing the device jointly with its ODM partners Inventec and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry). So far, the notebook's mass production schedule has yet to be confirmed, according...

Ruggedized and gaming notebooks becoming new target of ODMs

Aug 31, 16:15

Notebook ODMs are keen to expand into to gaming and ruggedized device segments that offer high ASPs. The ruggedized notebook market also has seen about a 10% shipment growth every year.

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Chip orders for notebooks picking up

Aug 26, 20:53

IC demand for notebooks is picking up, and the outlook for replacement demand triggered by Microsoft's Windows 10 is more positive, according to sources at Taiwan-based PC-related IC suppliers.

Notebook vendors start RFQ process; competition grows fierce

Aug 25, 14:12

Notebook brand vendors such as Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Toshiba have recently begun the request for quotation (RFQ) process for their notebook orders for 2016 and the result is expected to be determined in 1-2 months.

Alibaba, Qihoo 360 set to enter China smartphone market

Aug 24, 21:57

More China-based Internet service providers are looking to enter the local smartphone market later in the second half of 2015, according to sources at Taiwan's IC design houses.

South African tablet market surges but premium brands feel the pinch, says IDC

Aug 24, 15:47

The South African tablet market bounced back from a disappointing performance in the first quarter of the year to record strong on-year growth of 56% in the second quarter of 2015, according to the latest figures released by IDC. The research firm revealed that much of this growth was spurred by devices...

Lenovo reportedly to raise PC prices in China because of Chinese yuan deprecation

Aug 24, 15:18

China-based Lenovo reportedly is planning to raise its PC prices in China at the end of August due to a significant depreciation of the country's currency, and the vendor will next raise the prices in Southeast Asia, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Apple 12.9-inch iPad to use displays from Sharp

Aug 19, 22:18

Apple's reported 12.9-inch iPad will feature displays from Sharp while Foxconn Group subsidiary General Interface Solution (GIS) will be mainly responsible for touch modules, lamination and LCM assembly, according to industry sources.

Global mobile DRAM revenues rise 7.7% in 2Q15, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 17, 19:33

Global sales of mobile DRAM increased 7.7% sequentially to US$3.85 billion in the second quarter of 2015, according to DRAMeXchange.

Asustek ships 4.3 million notebooks in 2Q15

Aug 13, 12:33

Asustek shipped 4.3 million notebooks in the second quarter, down from 4.8 million units in the first quarter and 4.6 million units in the second quarter of 2014. Asustek's desktop shipments were only 500,000 units, 100,000 units lower than a quarter ago.

Mitac sees decreased July revenues

Aug 13, 12:19

Mitac International has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.36 billion (US$106.18) for July, down 27.59% and 8.27% on year, and consolidated revenues for the first seven months of 2015 totaled NT$33.4 billion, up by 40.09% on year.

Acer sees over 30% drop in July revenues, but achieves success with Chrome OS products

Aug 11, 14:50

Acer reported consolidated revenues of NT$16.88 billion (US$533.33 million) for July 2015, down 36.46% on month and 32.78% on year. The company has totaled NT$145.03 billion in year-to-date revenues, down 20.83% on year.

Asustek sees 14% on-year drop in July revenues

Aug 10, 21:43

Asustek computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$34.55 billion (US$1.09 billion) for July, down 17.11% on month and 14.04% on year, and its January-July revenues totaled NT$254.84 billion, down by 0.3% on year.

iPhone 5c successor to feature FinFET chips, say sources

Aug 4, 14:02

Apple is not expected to launch a successor to the iPhone 5c this year, but will instead introduce its next-generation budget smartphones in second-quarter 2016 with the devices coming with 14/16nm FinFET chips, according to sources from the semiconductor industry.

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to decline 15% on year in 3Q15

Aug 4, 12:11

Global tablet shipments are expected to decline 15% on year to reach 51.88 million units in the third quarter as the mobile device market continues to see weak demand despite vendors' inventory preparation for the year-end holidays, the launch of Windows 10 and growth in the 4G services market. However,...

HP says business separation not affecting ordering system

Aug 4, 11:00

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has recently finished the separation of HP and HP Enterprise, and orders received from August 1-6 are scheduled to ship on August 7. Although many channel retailers and upstream suppliers still have concerns about possible confusion over related orders, HP has maintained that its...

Win Semi expects 3Q15 sales to drop

Aug 3, 14:42

Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors has expressed caution about its performance in the third quarter, as some device industries are undertaking inventory correction at a slower pace and part of its clients are engaged in transition from old to new products.

Getac launches new ruggedized tablet with improved gear

Jul 30, 11:57

Getac has announced upgrades to its existing T800 ruggedized tablet with new hardware that is certified by ATEX Zone 2, 22 and will rename the device to T800-Ex. The new tablet has also passed US military MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certifications.

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments decline 10% in 2Q15

Jul 28, 15:16

Global tablet shipments declined 10% sequentially and over 15% on year to reach only 45.76 million units in the second quarter, according to Digitimes Research's latest report on the global tablet market. Major markets felt the impacts of weak currencies; mid-range to entry-level large-size smartphones...

Commentary: China notebook ODMs set to ramp up shipments

Jul 28, 11:35

Although the production capability of China-based notebook ODMs is still too small to make a significant impact on their Taiwan-based counterparts, the notebook supply chain in China stands a chance of expanding their presence in the global notebook industry.

Worldwide smartphone market posts 11.6% increase in 2Q15, says IDC

Jul 27, 19:48

Vendors shipped a total of 337.2 million smartphones worldwide in the second quarter of 2015, up 11.6% from the 302.1 million units shipped a year ago, according to IDC.

Asustek CFO David Cheng dies

Stockwatch - Jul 27, 15:59

Asustek Computer announced on July 24 that its CFO David Cheng has died and the company is currently assisting Cheng's family handling related matters. The death so far has not yet made any major impact on the company's operation, according to a company post on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Altek offers wireless live broadcasting camera

Jul 23, 15:58

Digital camera ODM Altek has offered altek Cubic Live, a smart wireless live broadcasting camera for use in camera drones, according to the company.

Apple sees growing Mac shipments in 2015

Jul 23, 12:07

Apple has revealed it shipped 4.8 million Mac products in its fiscal third-quarter 2015 (ended June 27, 2015), up 5% sequentially and 9% from the same period a year ago. Sources from Apple's upstream supply chain noted that their orders for Mac products for the second half are stable and the overall...

Intel preparing to release notebook Skylake in October

Jul 23, 10:06

Following the upcoming release of desktop Skylake processors at Gamescom in Germany in August, Intel's Skylake processors for notebooks will start showing up in October. The CPU giant is planning to launch a total of 18 notebook Skylake processors in the fourth quarter, looking to help boost notebook...

Mobile DRAM prices to fall on excess smartphone inventory

Jul 22, 20:39

Prices for mobile DRAM memory are set to fall substantially due to excess smartphone inventory, according to sources at memory makers.

Taiwan market: Tsann Kuen, Lenovo enhance cooperation

Jul 22, 15:53

Tsann Kuen, an IT and consumer electronics retail chain in Taiwan, and Lenovo on July 21 strengthened their cooperation, with members of Tsann Kuen entitled to Lenovo products at discounted prices and Lenovo notebooks, tablets, desktops and other devices available for sale at all 319 Tsann Kuen chain...

Tsann Kuen, Lenovo enhance cooperation

DRAM contract prices to fall further, says DRAMeXchange

Jul 21, 22:03

DRAM contract prices discontinued their six-month rally in November 2014, and have fallen since, according to DRAMeXchange. Growing chip supplies, coupled with weak PC sales and decelerating smartphone demand, have caused the prices to continue falling.

Apple becomes top vendor of wearable bands in 2Q15, says Canalys

Jul 21, 22:00

Apple became the world's leading vendor of wearable bands in the second quarter of 2015, according to Canalys. With shipments of 4.2 million units, Apple overtook Fitbit, Xiaomi and all the smartwatch vendors, despite the Apple Watch's significantly higher pricing.

MediaTek likely to cut shipment target for 2015

Jul 20, 15:56

MediaTek is likely to revise downward its handset-IC shipment target for 2015 to about 400 million units from 450 million, a 10% cut, according to market sources.

Tablet vendors pushing new strategies for tablet business line

Jul 20, 15:23

As demand for tablets has been weakening, tablet brand vendors worldwide have been adjusting their strategies for the product line. Apple and Microsoft are both planning to release large-size tablets or 2-in-1s with disaplys bigger thatn 12-inch, while Asustek Computer and Samsung Electronics are pushing...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 3Q15 notebook shipments expected to drop 12.2% on year

Jul 16, 22:15

Taiwan-based ODMs will ship an estimated 32.067 million notebooks (not including detachable hybrid models) during the third quarter of 2015, accounting for 81.6% of the global total and increasing 2.4% on quarter but decreasing 12.2% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Apple introduces new iPod touch

Jul 16, 14:41

Apple has introduced its latest iPod touch and unveiled a new lineup of colors for all iPod models, including gray, silver, gold, pink and blue. The iPod touch features a new 8 megapixel iSight camera for photos, FaceTime HD camera, the A8 chip and the M8 motion coprocessor.

TSMC, Samsung start A9 chip mass production

Jul 16, 14:28

TSMC and Samsung Foundry, which share orders for Apple's A9 application processors, have both started volume production of the chips, according to industry sources.

Microsoft new Surface tablet expected to be launched in October

Jul 16, 12:22

Following the recent market rumor that Microsoft has placed a large order for Samsung Electronics' 256GB solid state drive (SSD) to be used for its new Surface tablet, the related upstream supply chain reportedly has recently been notified to start mass shipments of components in September with the...

China market: 4G handset shipments soar in 1H15

Jul 15, 21:55

China shipped a total of 237 million handsets in the first half of 2015, rising 7.4% from a year earlier, with shipments of 4G models increasing 381.8% on year to 195 million units, according to data from China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).

Asustek expected to ship 6-7 million tablets in 2015, down 30% on year, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 14, 22:50

Asustek Computer is planning to release inexpensive ZenPad series tablets to help boost its tablet shipments in 2015, but some market watchers still expect the company's tablet shipments to reach only 6-7 million units in 2015, down 30% from 9.4 million units in 2014, according to a Chinese-language...

Wearable device orders may not be strong enough to support supply chain growth

Jul 14, 15:14

Although many brand vendors have launched wearable products, orders for wearable devices may not be sufficient to drive growth for related component suppliers. The vendors have many different devices and each of them needs only a small amount of components support, according to sources from the upstream...

Upstream supply chain expect weak 2H15 PC performance

Jul 13, 16:08

With AMD having lowered its second-quarter revenues guidance, and Asustek Computer downwardly adjusting its notebook shipment goal for 2015 by almost three million units, the upstream supply chain is seriously concerned about the PC industry's performance in the second half of the year.

Apple cautious about placing orders for 12.9-inch iPad

Jul 13, 15:33

Apple's upstream supply chain is expected to start supplying components for the upcoming 12.9-inch iPad in late-September and the device is expected to become available in the market after mid-November; however, Apple is rather cautious about placing related orders and the initial shipment volume is...

Worldwide PC shipments declined 9.5% in 2Q15, says Gartner

Jul 10, 11:56

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 68.4 million units in the second quarter of 2015, a 9.5% decline from the second quarter of 2014, according to preliminary results by Gartner. This was the steepest PC shipment decline since the third quarter of 2013. PC shipments are projected to decline 4.4% in 2015.

Gartner cuts 2015 chip market growth forecast again

Jul 10, 10:21

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$348 billion in 2015, a 2.2% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. The prediction, however, is down from Gartner's previous estimate of a 4% increase.

Foxconn reports increased sales for June

Jul 10, 10:19

Foxconn Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$318.56 billion (US$10.27 billion) for June, up 5.62% sequentially and 0.49% on year.

Asustek announces growth in June revenues, but reduces annual notebook shipment forecast

Jul 9, 13:54

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$41.68 billion (US$1.34 billion) for June, up 23.75% on month and 22.91% on year, but has reduced its notebook shipment forecast for 2015 to 20 million units, down from 22.8 million units and lower than 2014's 20.3 million units.

Large-screen smartphone shipments to rise 66% in 2015, says IC Insights

Jul 9, 10:16

Large-screen smartphones, or phablets with displays of five inches or greater, are on track to surpass worldwide shipments of tablet computers in 2015, according to IC Insights. The popularity of extra-large smartphones continues to gain momentum with unit shipments expected to reach 252 million in...

Digitimes Research: Shipments of Intel CPU-based Android tablets to decline in 2015

Jul 8, 14:12

Global shipments of Android-based tablets powered by Intel CPUs are expected to drop to 10.8 million units in 2015, down from14.23 million shipped a year earlier. Meanwhile, sales of Android smartphones powered by Intel's processors are likely to surpass 10 million units in the year, according to Digitimes...

Solomon Systech launches PMOLED driver ICs for wearable displays

Jul 6, 21:53

Solomon Systech has announced the expansion of its passive matrix OLED (PMOLED) driver family with a new product, SSD1317, which targets the rapidly growing wearables market.

Getac reports growth in June revenues

Jul 6, 21:46

Taiwan-based ruggedized PC vendor Getac Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.56 billion (US$50.42 million) for June, up 11.3% on month and 14.8% on year with the amount for the first half of 2015 reaching NT$8.67 billion, up 17.7% on year. The company expects its revenue ratio for...

Digitimes Research: Tablets with phone functionality from white-box players to suffer over 15% decline in 2Q15

Jul 3, 16:07

While visiting Southern China's white-box tablet supply chain, Digitimes Research discovered that shipments of white-box tablets with phone functionality saw their first on-year drop in the second quarter. This is because their major markets have experienced weak economy and competition is also growing...

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