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  • Taiwan market: Sony Mobile to focus on mid-range to high-end smartphone segment

    Mobile + telecom | 57min ago

  • Acer to sell Liquid Z200 via cooperation with Bookoff in Japan

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 14min ago

  • Universal Display and LG Display sign OLED technology license agreement

    Displays | 1h 15min ago

  • Foxconn to assist China handset brands expanding sales in emerging markets in 2015

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 16min ago

  • TCL reports 3.5% decline in LCD TV shipments for 2014

    Displays | 1h 18min ago

  • Spansion and Macronix reach settlement agreement

    Bits + chips | 1h 24min ago

  • Demand for fine-pitch LED display panels growing, but prices will fall, say Taiwan makers

    LED | 1h 27min ago

  • Lite-On Semi looks to flat performance in 1Q15

    Bits + chips | 1h 30min ago

  • Silicon Motion reports record 2014 sales

    Bits + chips | 1h 41min ago

  • Universal Display and LG Display announce long-term OLED patent license and supplemental material purchase agreements

    Before Going to Press | 2h 1min ago

  • Digitimes Research: LG Chem showcases highest lumen-price ratio OLED lighting panel at Lighting Japan 2015

    Before Going to Press | 2h 11min ago

  • Nanya nets NT$11.77 per share for 2014

    Before Going to Press | 2h 12min ago

  • Inotera reports record revenues and profits for 2014

    Before Going to Press | 2h 19min ago

  • Prices for non-China/Taiwan-made solar cells fall due to US lowering tariffs

    Before Going to Press | 2h 20min ago

  • Huawei aims to ship 100 million smartphones in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 2h 21min ago

  • Spansion and Macronix reach settlement agreement

    Before Going to Press | 2h 22min ago

  • Taiwan market: Xiaomi ships 100,000 smart bracelets in less than 2 months

    Before Going to Press | 2h 26min ago

  • PTI profits soar in 2014

    Before Going to Press | 2h 27min ago

  • Taiwan market: Sony Mobile to focus on mid-range to high-end smartphone segment

    Before Going to Press | 2h 41min ago

  • Intel cooperates with Spreadtrum, Fuzhou Rockchip to tap China mobile chip solution market

    Before Going to Press | 2h 42min ago

  • Acer BYOC to help Taiwan small app developers enter international markets

    Before Going to Press | 2h 49min ago

  • Acer to sell Liquid Z200 via cooperation with Bookoff in Japan

    Before Going to Press | 3h 37min ago

  • IoT opportunities reliant on dependent developments, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 3h 40min ago

  • Sharp estimates LCD TV shipments to reach 6 million in fiscal 2014-2015

    Before Going to Press | 3h 41min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan shipments of large-size TFT LCD panels reach 66.99 million in 1Q15

    Before Going to Press | 3h 55min ago

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Global 3Q14 smartphone and tablet chip markets rise, says Strategy Analytics

Jan 26, 23:22

The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market grew 16% on year to US$5.6 billion in the third quarter of 2014, according to Strategy Analytics. Qualcomm maintained its market lead with 51% revenue share, followed by Apple with 19% revenue share and MediaTek with 15% revenue share.

Notebook vendors eye 12-inch notebooks

Jan 26, 22:25

Many notebook brand vendors are planning to release 12-inch notebooks for 2015 and expect the 12-inch product segment to enjoy the fastest growth for the year, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

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Acer looks to stable smartphone business, says CEO

Jan 26, 16:35

Acer's smartphone business has not yet turned profitable, but it will continue to adopt a stable business model to look for business opportunities in the market, according to company CEO Jason Chen.

Jason Chen, Acer CEO

Still aiming at growth in PC market: Q&A with Lenovo Taiwan president Justin Liang

Jan 26, 12:02

Lenovo, which had the fourth-largest market share next to Asustek Computer, Acer and Apple in the Taiwan notebook market in 2014, aims at a 2-digit market share through focusing on business-use and mid-range to high-end consumer models in 2015. It also looks to double its tablet shipments in the local...

Lenovo Taiwan president Justin Liang

Intel said to form stylus alliance

Jan 23, 16:05

Intel has recently invited several touch sensor IC designers to form an alliance, looking to establish a specification standard for stylus to make the input device usable across different mobile devices including the tablet, notebook and smartphone, according to sources from IC designers.

Digitimes Research: Windows 10 unlikely to bring dramatic changes to mobile device market in 2015

Jan 23, 14:58

Microsoft on January 21, 2015 announced Windows 10, but Digitimes Research believes the operating system, though falling in line with the software giant's Mobile First, Cloud First strategy, is unlikely to make any dramatic change to the competition between notebooks, tablets and smartphones in 2015...

Rising competition from China supply chain: Q&A with Compal president Ray Chen

Jan 21, 11:18

Compal Electronics was one of the pioneers that relocated its major production base to China from Taiwan in 1990 and has since then transformed itself into an IT conglomerate with annual revenues topping over NT$700 billion (US$22.17 billion).

Compal president Ray Chen

Profitability is priority, says Acer CEO

Jan 20, 14:59

Acer has modified its business operational strategies from focusing on revenues and market share to maximizing net profit, and it aims to hike revenue proportions for mobile terminal devices and cloud computing services based on PC sales, according to company CEO Jason Chen.

ECS sees Classmate PCs and Liva X mini PCs boost profits

Jan 20, 13:49

Despite seeing motherboard shipments and profits continuing to decline, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is enjoying stable profits from its Classmate PC and Liva X mini PC product lines which together contributed about 30% of ECS' overall revenues in 2014, according to company president Sunny Yang...

Second-generation Liva X mini PC from ECS

Taiwan market: PC vendors step up competition

Jan 19, 15:14

Toshiba reportedly will turn to focus mainly on enterprise products in Taiwan in 2015 as parts of its plan to gradually phase out from the consumer market worldwide and vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo and Dell are all aggressively looking to fill in the empty spot to be left by Toshiba,...

Globalfoundries and Linear to offer joint analog solution for wearables and MEMS sensors markets

Jan 15, 23:17

Contract chipmaker Globalfoundries and Linear Dimensions Semiconductor, which specializes in low-power analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, have announced that they are working together to manufacture a 14-channel programmable reference from Linear for multiple markets including IoT (Internet...

Worldwide PC shipments grow 1% in 4Q14, says Gartner

Jan 15, 16:12

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 83.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, a 1% increase from the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Gartner. These results indicate a slow, but consistent improvement following more than two years of decline.

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to decline 11.8% in 2015

Jan 15, 15:07

Global tablet shipments are estimated to drop 11.8% on year to reach 244 million units in 2015 as demand for high-end and entry-level tablets has both become saturated, while large-size smartphones and inexpensive notebooks are gradually taking demand away from the device, according to Digitimes Research's...

Commentary: Foxconn achieves success in one-stop service

Jan 15, 14:30

The Foxconn Group's one-stop service integrating design, manufacturing and sales has achieved initial success in the release of Nokia N1 in China recently, where the initial shipments of 20,000 units were sold out in four minutes and orders for the device have kept growing.

Inventec chairman confident of shipping 100 million products in 2015

Jan 14, 23:18

Inventec chairman Richard Lee, at Xiaomi's product launch conference in Taiwan, pointed out that the company is expected to see about 100 million ODM/OEM product shipments in 2015, up 42% from 70 million units in 2014.

Richard Lee, Inventec chairman

Worldwide tablet shipments rise at slower pace, says MediaTek

Jan 14, 14:06

Worldwide tablet shipments have risen at a slower pace and will grow at only a single-digit rate in 2015, according to MediaTek.

IHS identifies technologies to transform the world over next five years

Jan 13, 23:04

The Internet of Everything, cloud computing/big data and 3D printing are the three technologies most likely to transform the world during the next five years, according to IHS Technology.

Quanta ramping production of 12-inch MacBook Air, say supply chain sources

Jan 13, 15:12

Taiwan-based ODM Quanta Computer has begun volume production of the new 12-inch MacBook Air, paving the way for Apple to launch the device in the first quarter of 2015, according to sources at Taiwan-based supply chain.

Acer sees slightly increased December revenues

Jan 13, 12:02

Acer has announced revenues of NT$28.98 billion (US$913 million) for December, growing 1.72% on month and 2.09% on year. For all of 2014, revenues amounted to NT$329.84 billion, decreasing 8.4% from a year and representing the lowest annual level since 2007.

Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2014

Jan 11, 17:16

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 reports revenues for December 2014

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 16:06

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$42.26 billion (US$1.32 billion) for December 2014, representing a 13.66% drop on month and 5.95% increase on year.

Inventec notebook shipments down, Wistron up in December

Jan 9, 14:09

Inventec shipped 1.4 million notebooks in December, slipping on month by 200,000 units, while Wistron's notebook shipments for the month totaled two million units, up from November's 1.9 million.

Samsung to post lower sales and profits for 2014

Jan 8, 21:21

Based on the company's guidance for the fourth quarter, Samsung Electronics is set to post a sales decline in 2014.

Tablet supply chain seeing rising demand for enterprise models

Jan 8, 16:11

The tablet supply chain is seeing brand vendor clients starting to develop enterprise models as the consumer market is no longer seeing strong demand as it did in the past few years, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Digitimes Research: China white-box players accelerate LTE tablet supply to Russia vendors

Jan 8, 12:02

Despite the fact that Russia's IT market has been greatly impacted by the fast depreciation of the country's currency, Digitimes Research expects demand for LTE tablets from Russia to continue growing in 2015 due to the rise of its regional brand vendors and strong consumer demand for high price/performance-ratio...

Notebook supply chain building up inventories to minimize impact from labor shortage

Jan 8, 08:48

To avoid a labor shortage caused by the Lunar New Year holidays from impacting their shipments, notebook component suppliers have been building up their inventories recently with some suppliers already seeing their warehouses fully filled, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Foxconn SiP subsidiary to list on TSE

Jan 8, 07:42

ShunSin Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) specializing in assembly and test of system-in-package (SiP) modules, plans to have its stock listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) around the end of January.

MediaTek intros new chip for wearable devices

Jan 8, 00:59

MediaTek has announced its MT2601 SoC for wearable devices based on Google's Android Wear software. By enabling Android Wear on MT2601, MediaTek is offering a comprehensive platform solution for device makers to implement their own hardware and software.

CES 2015: Asustek showcases ZenFone 2, ZenFone Zoom

Jan 7, 14:51

Asustek Computer is exhibiting two Android 5.0-based smartphones, the ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Zoom, at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas during January 6-9.

Asustek ZenFone 2 smartphone

Tablet sales continue to be slow in 2015, says Gartner

Jan 6, 16:03

After a troubled year in 2014, the global tablet market is not returning to the levels of growth seen in the last four years as demand for tablets will continue to be slow in 2015. Gartner estimates that worldwide tablet sales will reach 233 million units in 2015, an 8% increase from 2014.

Rugged PC vendor Getac sees revenue growth in 2014

Jan 6, 14:57

Taiwan-based rugged PC vendor Getac Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.76 billion (US$54.97 million) for December, up 15% on month and 23% on year, and NT$16.28 billion for 2014, up 8% from 2013.

Asustek ships 8 million smartphones in 2014

Jan 6, 12:04

Asustek Computer achieved shipments of eight million smartphones in 2014 and though the business is still suffering from losses, the company is confident it will achieve profitable operations and double its smartphone shipments in 2015, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

CES 2015 to see few surprises

Jan 5, 14:59

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 may not offer as many surprises as in the previous years since the product focuses for the upcoming show will mainly be on smart home solutions, wearable devices and automobile Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, which still have not yet fully developed, according...

Digitimes Research: Asustek EeeBook X205 to see poor performance in 4Q14

Dec 30, 12:02

Asustek Computer's US$199 11.6-inch EeeBook X205 notebook (clamshell-type design), released during the IFA 2014 show, will only achieve shipments of 200,000 units in the fourth quarter and Digitimes Research believes if the inexpensive low-specification Wintel product is unable to find a new business...

Acer ranks as top consumer notebook vendor in Brazil in 3Q14

Dec 29, 11:08

Acer has said that it ranked as the top vendor for consumer notebooks in Brazil in the third quarter of 2014, accounting for 16.2% market share and registering 18.6% on-quarter growth in shipments. The company cited data from IDC.

Digitimes Research: Sub-US$300 15.6-inch Chromebooks to fuel notebook competition in 1Q15

Dec 25, 15:59

In addition to Acer, which is set to launch a Broadwell-U-based 15.6-inch Chromebook in March 2015, Dell is planning to launch a 15.6-inch Chromebook with similar specifications in the first half of 2015 and both devices may be priced under US$300, according to Digitimes Research's latest findings...

Acer changes EMEA, Pan-America presidents

Stockwatch - Dec 25, 15:41

Acer has announced that its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, Africa) operations president Luca Rossi will resign and the position will be succeeded by Emmanuel Fromont, currently Pan-America Operations president.

Sony ready to launch large-size tablet in 1H15

Dec 25, 14:57

In addition to Samsung Electronics and Apple, Sony is also expected to launch a large-size tablet in the first half of 2015 and the device will enter mass production shortly, according to sources from the related supply chain.

More large-size tablets are expected to come out in 2015

Taiwan market: Asustek launches ZenWatch

Dec 25, 12:29

Asustek Computer has launched its Android Wear-based smartwatch, the ZenWatch in Taiwan, priced at NT$5,990 (US$188). Company CEO Jerry Shen pointed out that monthly production capacity for ZenWatch is about 50,000 units, but it is insuffcient to meet the demand.

Asustek ZenWatch smartwatch

Tablets, ultrabooks become more affordable in emerging markets, says ABI Research

Dec 23, 16:10

The average selling price (ASP) of ultrabooks and tablets declined by 7.8% in 2014 as the market matured and commoditized, allowing these devices to become more affordable in all markets. According to ABI Research, the average weeks of household income needed to buy a tablet or ultrabook both declined...

China government tightens tax incentives, subsidies to enterprises

Dec 23, 12:21

China's State Council has recently ordered its local governments to fully re-inspect their existing subsidy and tax-cut programs for enterprises and they will also need to receive the State Council's agreement before offering any new incentives to enterprises. Such a move has raised concern among the...

Computex 2015 out of booths

Dec 22, 21:58

Although Computex 2015 will not begin until June 2015, booths for the show have already sold out as many emerging players in the cloud computing and Internet of thing (IoT) industries are looking to promote their innovations and products via the show, according to the show host Taipei Computer Association...

Computex 2015 to be hosted from June 2-6

Taiwan, China notebook vendors halt notebook sales in Russia, report says

Newswatch - Dec 22, 16:20

Asustek Computer, Acer, Micro-Star International (MSI), Gigabyte Technology and Lenovo have stopped selling their notebooks in Russia as they have been suffering losses due to a free fall of the country's currency, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Digitimes Research: Verizon to ship three million own-brand tablets in 2015

Dec 17, 15:47

Several mobile communication industry-related players have achieved strong tablet sales for 2014 and in addition to brand vendors such as Lenovo and Huawei, several telecom carriers are also achieving good results selling own-brand 4G tablets that bundle with their telecom services, according to Digitimes...

Android inspires another bright quarter for MEA tablet market, says IDC

Dec 15, 16:13

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) tablet market continued to record strong on-year growth in the third quarter of 2014, spurred by a huge increase in shipments of Android-based devices. The latest figures announced by IDC showed that the market expanded 29.6% in volume terms during the quarter to reach...

MEA PC market braves stormy conditions to record shipment growth, says IDC

Dec 15, 09:59

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market posted on-year growth in the third quarter of 2014, spurred in large part by two significant education deals in Pakistan and the revival of the market in Egypt. The latest figures from IDC showed that the market expanded 2.1% in terms of shipments during the...

Good Way Technology to raise funds for China expansion project

Dec 12, 10:44

Good Way Technology, a Taiwan-based maker of USB docking stations for notebooks, plans to raise new capital of NT$400 million (US$2.9 million) through an issuance of corporate bonds to finance its expansion project in China.

Pegatron reports 30% on-year revenue growth for November

Stockwatch - Dec 11, 15:46

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$118.14 billion (NT$3.79 billion) for November 2014, representing a 1.57% drop on month and 30.64% increase on year.

Intel, AMD pushing new tablet lineups despite weakening demand

Dec 11, 14:51

Although demand for tablets has weakened with shipments expected to see an around 10% growth in 2014 and a flat performance in 2015, Intel and AMD are still aggressively preparing their new tablet products for 2015, looking to take as much share as possible of a market estimated at about the 200 million...

Acer sees slight on-month growth in November revenues

Dec 10, 21:41

Acer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$28.49 billion (US$912.92 million) for November, up 0.94% on month, but down 7.33% on year, and combined consolidated revenues for the first 11 months of 2014 of NT$300.86 billion, down 9.33% on year.

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