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  • Handset chip vendors to promote peripheral chips in 2016

    Bits + chips | 8h 14min ago

  • Ichia reports decreased November revenues

    Bits + chips - Stockwatch | 9h 7min ago

  • China Mobile to combine subsidiary to expand fixed-line broadband

    Before Going to Press | 9h 18min ago

  • Asustek Computer to reorganize system business group

    Before Going to Press | 9h 20min ago

  • Increasing competition for gaming notebooks may lead to price wars in 2016

    Before Going to Press | 9h 21min ago

  • Open bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands increase to NT$26.305 billion, says NCC

    Before Going to Press | 9h 22min ago

  • China should drop LCD tariffs to help Taiwan LCD makers, says Foxconn chairman

    Before Going to Press | 10h 27min ago

  • Danen Technology November revenues up on month, down on year

    Before Going to Press | 10h 27min ago

  • Solartech Energy sees increased November revenues

    Before Going to Press | 10h 28min ago

  • Workers with unpaid leave in Taiwan highest since 2012

    Before Going to Press | 10h 29min ago

  • TSMC orders NT$6.8 billion of equipment

    Before Going to Press | 10h 29min ago

  • UMC Xiamen fab to begin operations as early as 3Q16, says report

    Before Going to Press | 10h 30min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Osram to start producing 6-inch LED wafers in Malaysia in 4Q17

    Before Going to Press | 10h 30min ago

  • Join In to acquire a 100% stake in handset ODM Wingtech

    Before Going to Press | 11h 13min ago

  • Founder Technology forced to transform business, say reports

    Before Going to Press | 11h 14min ago

  • Inotera buys equipment from Micron

    Before Going to Press | 11h 15min ago

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Wistron lands tourism-related cloud computing service orders in Southeast Asia

Dec 1, 15:15

Wistron's cloud computing service business has cooperated with outside partners and developed cloud computing services for tourism. Its airport service apps for travelers and backend services have landed procurement orders from Southeast Asia and will start operating the services in the first half...

Samsung to add IoT support in all products in 2020

Nov 27, 16:15

Samsung Electronics is looking to make 90% of its ultra-thin LCD TVs and mobile devices support Internet of Things (IoT) applications prior to 2017 and, by 2020 all of Samsung's products will feature IoT support, according to president of Samsung Taiwan's solution business Gary Wu.

BenQ Medical Technology expects continued growth in exports

Nov 27, 15:13

BenQ Medical Technology, a Taiwan-based own-brand maker of medical equipment and disposable medical materials, has a large proportion of consolidated revenues coming from overseas markets and expects continued growth in exports, company chairman Peter Chen said at a November 26 investors conference.

AOpen competes for digital signage orders, says chairman

Nov 27, 14:44

While many digital signage providers focus on hardware, AOpen has been competitive through developing optimal solutions consisting of hardware, software, content, and maintenance services based on client needs, according to company chairman and CEO Bernie Tsai.

Samsung starts mass production of 128GB DDR4 modules for enterprise servers

Nov 26, 21:51

Samsung Electronics has announced that it is mass producing the industry's first TSV DDR4 memory in 128GB modules for enterprise servers and data centers.

Ibase Technology holds rosy business outlook for 2016

Nov 26, 10:33

Industrial computing device maker Ibase Technology, through close partnerships with US-based digital signage software developer Scala, foresees steady orders for digital signage products and solutions and is optimistic about its operations in 2016, according to the company.

Inventec achieves major improvement in server orders for 2017

Nov 24, 14:08

With Intel expected to launch its next-generation server platform Purley in the second half of 2017, vendors such as Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell and Lenovo have recently started finishing their request for quotation (RFQ) processes for server orders for 2017 and Inventec reportedly has landed a majority...

Quanta, Wiwynn see more orders from server clients for 2016

Nov 23, 15:32

Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, a server subsidiary of Wistron, are expected to land more cloud server orders from their clients in 2016 as Internet service providers are looking to reduce their suppliers in order to further cut costs. Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell are expected to be impacted by the dec...

Microsoft Dynamics AX delivers the power of the cloud to businesses

Nov 20, 14:50

Microsoft has announced that the next release of its flagship ERP solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX, will be generally available in the first quarter of 2016. The new release, architected for the cloud, brings the power and intelligence of the next generation of cloud computing in an enterprise-class...

Innodisk 3Q15 revenues and profits rise

Nov 20, 10:40

Taiwan-based Innodisk, which develops and manufactures industrial-class storage products, has announced net profits of NT$176 million (US$5.41 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$1.2 billion for the third quarter of 2015. Net EPS for the quarter came to NT$2.84.

Asustek assigns new head of R&D team

Nov 19, 14:45

Asustek Computer has appointed its vice president Joe Hsieh to lead its R&D unit, the Da Vinci Laboratory, to focus on developing technology for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 applications.

China market: Foxconn ties up with CCTV to launch IoT-based video services

Nov 18, 11:42

Shenzhen-based NxEra, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics, has set up a joint venture with a subsidiary of China Central Television (CCTV) for providing IoT-based video services, according to a media report in China.

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6.4 billion connected "things" will be in use in 2016, up 30% from 2015, says Gartner

Nov 16, 22:13

Gartner has said it forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30% from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. In 2016, 5.5 million new things will get connected every day.

Worldwide PELS market continues to shrink in 3Q15, says IDC

Nov 16, 16:05

Worldwide personal and entry-level storage (PELS) shipments declined 13.4% on year to 16.7 million units in the third quarter of 2015, but were up 10.3% compared to the previous quarter, according to the IDC Worldwide Personal and Entry- Level Storage Tracker. Shipment values declined along with shipments,...

Quanta reports strong performance for 3Q15

Nov 13, 13:40

Quanta Computer has reported its financial results for the third quarter with consolidated revenues growing 9.9% sequentially and 12.9% on year to reach NT$275.9 billion (US$8.44 billion). Its gross margins stood at 4.27%, with operating profits increasing 1.4% sequentially to reach NT$4.52 billion...

Inventec optimistic about its product lines in 2016

Nov 13, 11:28

With a strong financial report for the third quarter, Inventec is optimistic about its performance in 2016 and expects its notebook and server shipments to both achieve on-year growth, while handheld mobile device shipments will rise from 50-60 million units to 70 million units. The company's two solar...

Quanta lands server orders from Uber and Wiwynn from Twitter

Nov 10, 00:11

Seeing competition growing fierce, Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, a server subsidiary of Wistron, have turned to target second-tier Internet service providers for orders with Quanta receiving orders from Uber for its datacenter and Wiwynn acquiring orders from Twitter, according to sources from the upstream...

Compal said to land orders from Dell, Lenovo for Intel Purley-based servers for 2017

Nov 10, 00:07

Compal Electronics reportedly has landed orders from Dell and Lenovo for their Intel Purley platform-based servers for 2017 and the orders are expected to significantly boost Compal's server revenues in the year, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. However, Compal declined to comment...

Advantech revenues increase in October

Stockwatch - Nov 9, 16:15

Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.256 billion (US$99.46 million) for October 2015, representing a 1.37% increase on month and 5.19% increase on year.

Asustek, Xiaomi pushing into robot business

Nov 4, 15:24

Asustek Computer and China-based Xiaomi have been aggressively developing robot solutions for the past few years and Asustek is expected to unveil its medical care robot products in 2016, while Xiaomi's subsidiary Ninebot has recently announced its in-house-developed self-balancing two-wheel electric...

Foxconn integrates servers into telecommunication business

Nov 4, 15:07

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has recently integrated its server business into the telecommunication product business and will be led by Foxconn vice president Lu Fang-ming.

Virtualized video encoders to grow to US$888 million in 2020, says report

Oct 27, 15:35

The continued push towards cloud computing throughout the IT industry is making its way into video markets. Virtualization in the encoder market is expected to grow from 34% of the market in 2014 to 44% in 2020, according to ABI Research. As service providers look to expand their offerings, the desire...

China IoT service revenues to grow faster than any other major country to US$41 billion by 2020, says firm

Oct 23, 11:59

China's Internet of Things (IoT) services revenues will grow more than five times in the next five years, exceeding US$41 billion by 2020. This is the fastest revenue growth rate of any country, according to ABI Research.

Cisco turns to place server orders with Wistron

Oct 22, 15:52

The fourth-largest server brand vendor worldwide Cisco reportedly has recently switched its manufacturing partner to Wistron from Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) because of Foxconn's joint venture partnership with Hewlett-Packard (HP), according to sources from the upstream supply...

IBM pushing competitiveness in server CPU market

Oct 22, 15:13

IBM has recently decided to open part of its software source code for the China government to examine, and with IBM's action to license its Power chip architecture to China's chip designers in 2014, sources from the server supply chain believe IBM is looking to compete against Intel in the server CPU...

Digitimes Research: Netflix to make strong presence in Japan market

Oct 21, 11:03

Netflix has officially made inroads into the Japan market in cooperation with Softbank, a move which will add pressure on local service providers, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan server revenues to rise 4.7% in 2015; global server shipments to drop 6.3%

Oct 20, 12:18

Taiwan's revenues for server motherboards, servers, storage devices and related network equipment are expected to rise 4.7% on year to reach NT$494.3 billion (US$15.28 billion) in 2015. The growth will be weaker than that seen in 2014 and 2013, as enterprises have not invested in server products as...

BenQ tapping China market for smart solutions

Oct 20, 11:03

Display system vendor BenQ has been promoting its smart solutions among retail chain operators in the China market, according to company president and CEO Conway Lee.

Foxconn to partner with Alibaba to create fund-raising platform for start-ups

Oct 15, 15:18

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced it will cooperate with China-based Alibaba to provide more services for their jointly established fund-raising platform for start-up companies. Foxconn will provide its design, R&D, supply and smart manufacturing abilities, while Alibaba...

Digitimes Research: NFC-based transaction solutions become hot in mobile payment market

Oct 15, 11:43

Mobile payment users in the US accounted for 20% of those worldwide in 2014, and 15.8% of mobile payment transactions were conducted in the country. With Apple, Samsung Electronics and Google having each announced in-house developed mobile payment solutions, NFC technology from the likes of TSM, HCE...

Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2015 opens

Oct 14, 15:27

Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2015 (Autumn Edition) is taking place during October 13-16, with more than 4,100 enterprises from 27 countries or areas showcasing their products or services, according to organizers, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

Synergy to be generated from acquisition of EMC, says Dell executive

Oct 14, 15:15

In response to the question whether it is worth US$67 billion for Dell to acquire EMC, Dell's CTO of Enterprise Solutions Group Paul Perez on October 13 indicated in Taipei that the acquisition will generate synergy because EMC focuses on large enterprises and Dell on medium-size ones. In addition...

Advantech revenues increase in September

Stockwatch - Oct 12, 16:23

Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.212 billion (US$99.54 million) for September 2015, representing a 3.73% increase on month and 3.69% increase on year.

Hotspot 2.0 becomes mainstream as deployments exceed 6 million hotspots by 2020, says ABI Research

Oct 2, 12:21

Mobile operators are increasingly relying on Wi-Fi networks, both directly and indirectly, to support their businesses. Out of the massive global Wi-Fi coverage in 2020, at least six million public locations will support Hotspot 2.0 features, according to ABI Research.

Governments in Middle East and North Africa to spend US$11.4 billion on IT in 2015, says Gartner

Sep 30, 14:59

Governments in the Middle East and North Africa will spend US$11.4 billion on IT products and services in 2015, according to Gartner. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services. Government comprises state and local governments...

Acer encouraging staff to transfer to BYOC business

Sep 29, 14:00

Acer has been encouraging its staff to transfer to the Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business and is planning to adjust its performance evaluation program to boost workers' willingness to transfer.

Integrated infrastructure and platform market sees 1.7% on-year growth in 2Q15, says IDC

Sep 25, 15:37

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms Tracker, the worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms market saw revenues increased by 1.7% on year to US$2.4 billion during the second quarter of 2015. The market shipped 1,210 petabytes of new storage capacity...

Foxconn invests in China-based LifeSmart

Sep 25, 11:28

Foxconn Electronics has committed equity investment in China-based LifeSmart, an Internet-based smart home device vendor, by participating in a capital increase project initiated by LifeSmart, according to industry sources.

Worldwide IT spending across vertical industries to decline 3.5% in 2015, says Gartner

Sep 24, 16:08

Worldwide IT spending across vertical industries is forecast to total US$2.69 trillion in 2015, a 3.5% decrease from 2014, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. Analysts said the rising US dollar is chiefly responsible for the slowdown.

Worldwide information security spending to grow almost 4.7% in 2015, says Gartner

Sep 23, 16:02

Worldwide spending on information security will reach US$75.4 billion in 2015, an increase of 4.7% over 2014, according to the latest forecast from Gartner. The increase in spending is being driven by government initiatives, increased legislation and high-profile data breaches. Security testing, IT...

Taiwan pushing Industry 4.0 developments geared toward smart production

Sep 21, 22:51

The Taiwan Electronic Equipment Industry Association (TEEIA) has formed an Industry 4.0 group that will be geared toward fostering development of smart factory and production processes in Taiwan in order to help local makers stay competitive in the market.

Microcontroller market growth tied to rise in IoT applications

Sep 21, 20:34

The market for microcontroller units (MCUs) used in Internet of things (IoT) applications is on the rise, which is having a positive effect on overall MCU market growth, according to IHS.

Acer, ATS sign partnership with Germany-based car vendor for in-car service solution

Sep 21, 15:14

Acer and its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) partner Advanced Telematic System (ATS) recently signed contracts with a first-tier car vendor in Germany to provide an in-car solution that is able to identify and manage the driver and provide specific navigation and entertainment services. The system will...

Lenovo to merge server brands in 2017

Sep 17, 11:56

Following the acquisition of IBM's x86 server business, Lenovo is planning to merge its two server brands into one and use the unified brand to release products in 2017. Lenovo is already developing new products for 2017, according to product marketing director of Lenovo's Taipei server R&D Center,...

EMEA thin client market shrinks to 5 year low, says IDC

Sep 11, 16:03

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) thin client market faced its third consecutive quarter of negative growth in the second quarter of 2015, reaching the lowest volume in five years. Shipments contracted 17.7% on year to 385,000 units, according to the EMEA Quarterly Enterprise Client Device...

Adlink enjoys over 10% on-year growth in August revenues

Sep 11, 15:39

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) player Adlink Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$788 million (US$24.35 million) for August, down slightly by 1.16% on month, but up 12.23% on year, with combined consolidated revenues for the first eight months of 2015 reaching NT$6.16 billion, up...

IoT player Sysgration to invest US$5.35 million in Leadman Electronics

Sep 10, 15:20

Taiwan-based Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider Sysgration has announced a strategic alliance with US-based Leadman Electronics and will invest US$5.35 million to acquire a 51% stake in the US company.

Sysgration to invest US$5.35 million in Leadman Electronics

Robotics, transparency, and virtual reality will play a critical role of digital transformation in mining, says IDC

Sep 10, 14:22

While the impact of technological transformation and digital disruption has been apparent in IT-intensive sectors for some time, these trends are only recently beginning to influence the mining sector. In what is arguably the most asset-intensive industry, IT is connecting the physical with the virtual...

China market: Aliyun starts using datacenter in eastern China

Sep 10, 10:48

Alibaba Cloud Computing (Aliyun), a member of the Alibaba Group, has inaugurated a cloud computing datacenter in Zhejiang, eastern China.

Advantech reports flat performance for August

Newswatch - Sep 8, 21:49

IPC supplier Advantech has reported revenues of NT$3.096 billion (US$94.48 million) for August, down 2.27% sequentially but up 7.82% on year.

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2015 global notebook demand forecast
  • Taiwan notebook ODMs

    Taiwan notebook Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) account for more than 90% of global notebook production and Digitimes is there to provide daily...

  • Android

    The early success Google's Android platform has achieved in the handset market has caused system makers, software developers and semiconductor players...

  • Notebook industry seeing late RFQ for 2016 orders

    Notebook brand vendors have been postponing their RFQ processores for 2016orders, lacking development direction and waiting for Intel new Skylake processors...

  • Apple's new toys

    Apple has released its latest innovations including the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPad Pro and new Apple TV.

  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.