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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 updates on shipments, supplier contracts and financial data on the more than 10 Taiwan makers involved in notebook manufacturing.

    Last update: Wednesday 25 November 2015 [3016 news items]

Acer to enhance gaming notebook product line in 2016

7h 6min ago

Acer has sent out RFO (request for quotation) for gaming notebooks to be launched in 2016, signaling that Acer will strengthen marketing of the product line by increasing shipment...

Wearable devices becoming main growth driver for ODMs

Nov 16, 21:55

Notebook ODMs are expected to see their shipments in the fourth quarter to drop from the third and the volumes may continue to decline in 2016, making mobile devices especially wearable...

Samsung Display stops LCD production at L5 fab amid weak demand, says report

Nov 13, 16:04

Due to weak demand for monitor and notebook panels, Samsung Display has stopped LCD production at its L5 facilities in South Korea as of October, according to a new report from Korea-based...

Asustek looking to become largest consumer notebook vendor in 2017

Nov 13, 16:02

In response to competitors and research firms naming his company as one of the PC brand vendors that will quit the PC market, Asustek Computer CEO Jerry Shen pointed out that Asustek...

Compal Electronics expects 6-9% sequential drop in 4Q15 notebook shipments, says president

Nov 13, 11:32

ODM Compal Electronics expects notebook shipments in the fourth quarter of 2015 to decrease 6-9% on quarter and shipments of tablets and smartphones together to increase at least...

Asustek files EPS of NT$5.67 for 3Q15

Nov 12, 13:57

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$119.31 billion (US$3.64 billion) for the third quarter, up 10.1% sequentially, while net profits were NT$4.22 billion, down...

Notebook orders from Huawei, Xiaomi lower than expected, say Taiwan makers

Nov 12, 10:46

China-based vendors Huawei Device and Xiaomi will launch notebooks in 2016 and therefore have released orders to Taiwan-based ODMs. But their orders are lower than originally expected,...

Quanta sees on-month declines in both revenues and notebook shipments

Nov 11, 20:07

Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$89.86 billion (US$2.74 billion) for October 2015, slipping 11.3% on month but rising 9.6% on year, and NT$821.96 billion for...

Pegatron optimistic about 4Q15

Nov 10, 14:39

Pegatron Technology CEO Jason Cheng expects the fourth quarter to benefit from seasonality and its notebook shipments will grow 20-25% sequentially in the quarter, while its handheld...

Compal, Wistron see notebook shipments drop in October

Nov 10, 14:05

Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics and Wistron saw their October notebook shipments drop from a month ago with Compal shipping three million units, down 1.5 million units from September...

Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2015

Nov 8, 16:44

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...

Consumer notebook shipments may fall significantly after 2015 year-end

Nov 4, 21:39

Despite recent rebounding shipments of consumer notebooks due to replenishing inventories, global demand is still weak and therefore shipments are likely to significantly drop after...

China tablet makers turn production lines to entry-level notebooks

Oct 29, 10:15

A number of China-based white-box tablet makers have switched their production lines to notebooks and showcased a bunch of entry-level models at the recently concluded Global Sources...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to decline 17.5% on year in 4Q15

Oct 26, 22:26

Global notebook shipments (not including detachable 2-in-1 products), are expected to drop 17.5% on year and 5.3% sequentially in the fourth quarter as most notebook vendors already...

Xiaomi notebook to enter mass production in 1Q16

Oct 26, 15:58

China-based Xiaomi's first notebook products reportedly will enter mass production in the first quarter of 2016 and the vendor plans to release two models, a 12.5-inch and a 13.3-inch,...

Notebook brand vendors strengthening high-end product lines

Oct 22, 14:50

Seeing that Microsoft plans to push Surface Book into the high-end segment, first-tier notebook brand vendors have started strengthening the quality and design of their high-end product...

Digitimes Research: Worldwide notebook shipments grow 6% sequentially in 3Q15

Oct 19, 16:00

Worldwide notebook shipments started seeing growth in September after over six months of inventory digestion. The growth was stimulated by Microsoft Windows 10 released at the end...

Acer positive about Microsoft Surface Book release

Oct 13, 12:02

Commenting on market watchers' concerns that Microsoft's Surface Book could potentially hurt its PC brand partners, Acer's president of corporate business planning and operations...

Acer, Toshiba finishes RFQ for 2016 notebook orders

Oct 13, 12:00

Acer and Toshiba have recently finished their request for the quotation (RFQ) process for notebook orders for 2016 and Acer's orders for 15-inch notebooks, which account for the largest...

Acer pushing new business operation to achieve growth

Oct 12, 20:37

Acer is aggressively trying to find a new path within the PC market and has launched products such as gaming tablets and PCs, looking to stay away from price competition. In addition,...

Jason Chen, Acer CEO

Microsoft Surface Book may bring more pressure to notebook vendors

Oct 8, 13:48

Microsoft has unveiled its latest Surface Pro 4 2-in-1 device and the Surface Book, also a 2-in-1 device, but featuring notebook-class performance. Some market watchers are concerned...

Microsoft Surface Book 2-in-1

Inventec enjoys revenue growth in September

Oct 7, 22:14

Inventec has announced consolidated revenues of NT$40.5 billion (US$1.25 billion) for September, up 23.85% on month and 10.15% on year, thanks to growths in all three major product...

Asustek, Acer see large sequential growth in September notebook shipments

Oct 7, 15:26

Asustek Computer shipped two million notebooks globally in September, hiking 127.3% from 88,000 units in August, while Acer shipped 1.7 million units, increasing 41.7% from 1.2 million,...

Notebook vendors see growing demand

Oct 6, 14:19

Notebook brand vendors have recently started turning aggressive in placing orders and are expected to see strong shipment performances in October and further growth in November as...

Pegatron lands OEM orders for Asustek gaming notebook

Sep 30, 14:57

Pegatron Technology has obtained orders for Asustek Computer's gaming notebooks including the GX700 flagship model featuring GTX980 graphics card, a 17-inch Ultra HD panel and water-cooling,...

Notebook vendors interested in using more common components, say Taiwan makers

Sep 29, 20:32

Notebook vendors are interested in adopting more common components including motherboards, heat-sinks, hinges and chassis in an attempt to minimize production costs, according to...

Notebook vendors gearing up to push new 2-in-1s in 4Q15

Sep 29, 13:41

Notebook brand vendors including Asustek Computer, Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell are preparing to launch their new Skylake-based 2-in-1 devices starting October and...

Asustek takes 40% share in global gaming notebook shipments in 1H15

Sep 25, 12:33

Asustek Computer was the largest gaming notebook vendor in the first half of 2015 and acquired a share of around 40% in shipments of gaming notebooks featuring Nvidia GeForce GTX...

Inventec Appliances helping Xiaomi develop notebook

Sep 23, 16:01

Inventec's affiliated smartphone ODM Inventec Appliances is helping China-based Xiaomi Technology develop a notebook featuring a new mobile Internet concept, with the development...

Panel makers turn to high-value products as notebook panel shipments fall short of expectations, says WitsView

Sep 23, 15:36

Notebook display panels grew 21% over the prior month to 14.43 million units in August, according to WitsView. Though the August result was impressive, inventory pressure continues...

Acer expects 80% growth in 2-in-1 device shipments in 2015

Sep 22, 15:46

With Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's upcoming Surface Pro 4 2-in-1 device expected to stimulate demand, Acer's Notebook Business Group president Jerry Kao expects the company's 2-in-1...

Several notebook vendors may not finish RFQ for 2016 orders until 4Q15

Sep 22, 12:46

Despite the fact that notebook brand vendors usually finish their request for quotation (RFQ) for notebook orders for next year before September, several vendors are currently still...

Acer expects mid-range to high-end notebooks to account for 40% sales in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 21, 15:53

Acer is planning to increase its mid-range and high-end notebooks' proportion in overall sales to 40% in 2016, double from 2015. The move is expected to help raise Acer's notebook...

Commentary: Taiwan notebook ODMs may not see profitability improve in 2H15

Sep 17, 11:05

The top-four Taiwan-based notebook ODMs all saw their profits decline significantly in the second quarter of 2015, and it still remains unclear if they can turn around in the second...

Notebook players believe September shipments will decide 4Q15 performance

Sep 14, 21:39

Notebook ODMs have mostly seen their August revenues performing better than expected, but are rather cautious about their September shipment performance as it is a key indicator for...

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  • Acer+Predator+17+gaming+notebook

    Acer Predator 17 gaming notebook

    Acer has unveiled its Predator 17 gaming notebooks, powered by Intel's Core i7-6700HQ processor. Select models feature Nvidia's GeForce GTX980M graphics card, up to 32GB of DDR4...

    Photo: Company, Sep 18.

  • Acer+Predator+15+gaming+notebook

    Acer Predator 15 gaming notebook

    Acer has unveiled its Predator 15 gaming notebooks, powered by Intel's Skylake-based Core i7-6700HQ processor. Select models feature Nvidia GeForce GTX980M graphics card, up to 32GB...

    Photo: Company, Sep 18.

  • Asustek+17%2Dinch+ROG+GX700+gaming+notebook

    Asustek 17-inch ROG GX700 gaming notebook

    Asustek Computer has unveiled a water-cooling gaming notebook, the GX700 under its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand. The GX700 features a 17-inch display and Intel's K-SKU processors...

    Photo: Company, Sep 14.

  • Asustek+EeeBook+E202+notebook

    Asustek EeeBook E202 notebook

    Asustek showcased its EeeBook E202 notebook during Computex 2015. The device features a clamshell design and an 11.6-inch display. In addition to a 9-hour battery life, the notebook...

    Photo: Joseph Tsai, Jun 12.

  • Notebooks+powered+by+AMD+new+A+series+APUs

    Notebooks powered by AMD new A series APUs

    AMD has announced its sixth-generation A-series accelerated processing unit (APU) in a system-on-chip (SoC) design. Previously codenamed Carrizo, the AMD A-series processor takes...

    Photo: Shih-min Fu, Jun 4.

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