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  • 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: Monday 31 August 2015 [2972 news items]

Supply chains shifting strategy due to weak notebook and tablet demand in Europe

Mar 30, 14:00

Tablet and notebook supply chains are starting to see the effects of weak consumer electronics demand in Europe, and are evaluating new strategies including further expansion into...

Intel to partner with notebook players for Chromebook 2-in-1s

Mar 25, 21:48

Intel is planning to partner with Google and notebook players including Asustek Computer, Acer, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo, Quanta Computer and Pegatron Technology to launch 2-in-1...

As tablets slow and PCs face ongoing challenges, smartphones to grab ever-larger share of SCD market through 2019, says IDC

Mar 23, 16:01

According to a new forecast from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Smart Connected Device Tracker, the combined market of smartphones, tablets plus 2-in-1s, and PCs is set to grow from...

Supply chain has weak order visibility for 3Q15 despite Windows 10 launch

Mar 23, 15:32

With Intel having recently lowered its revenue forecast for the first quarter, sources from the upstream supply chain have pointed out that channel demand remains weak and order visibility...

More touchscreen notebook offerings expected in 2015, as panel pricing drops

Mar 19, 12:06

According to upstream providers of touch panels, developments in the processing of on-cell TFT LCD panels is allowing makers to reduce their costs, which has caught the attention...

Global large-size panel shipments drop 13.6% in February, says WitsView

Mar 18, 15:49

Global shipments of large-size panels totaled 56.71 million units in February, down 13.6% on month and down 1.9% on year, according to WitsView.

VAIO expected to become strong competitor to Sony in smartphone industry

Mar 16, 22:18

Japan-based notebook brand vendor VAIO, originally Sony's notebook department that was later sold to investment firm Japan Industrial Partners (JIP), has recently launched a VAIO...

PC long-term outlook improves slightly, says IDC

Mar 13, 16:38

Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by 4.9% in 2015, a drop from the previous forecast of 3.3%, while growth projections for 2016 and 2017 were raised slightly, according...

MacBook USB Type-C adoption to expand penetration

Mar 12, 13:54

Apple has adopted a USB Type-C port in its new 12-inch MacBook, and connector makers expect the move to prompt other notebook and smartphone vendors to follow suit and equip their...

Digitimes Research: Apple notebook shipments to grow 30% sequentially in 2Q15 thanks to new MacBook products

Mar 11, 14:23

Apple is set to ship its new 12-inch MacBook on April 10 and has also upgraded the specifications of its MacBook Pro/Air notebooks. At the same time, Apple is reducing the inventory...

Digitimes Research: Notebook shipments by major brands, ODMs decline in February

Mar 11, 10:47

Notebook shipments (excluding detachable models) by the world's top-five brands and top-three ODMs declined 13% and 18%, respectively, in February, affected by reduced work days in...

Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and MacBook Air

Mar 10, 14:05

Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with the new Force Touch trackpad, fifth-generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Graphics 6100, two times faster...

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina notebook

Apple unveils new ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook

Mar 10, 12:19

Apple has unveiled a new MacBook product line with every component having been redesigned to create a Mac that weighs two pounds and is 13.1mm thin, according to the vendor. The new...

Apple new 12-inch ultra-thin MacBook

Apple Watch available in 9 countries on April 24

Mar 10, 11:26

Apple has announced that the Apple Watch will be available on April 24 to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US.

Apple Watch smartwatches

Chicony Electronics reports revenue drop for February 2015

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 21:34

Taiwan-based notebook component maker Chicony Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.9 billion (US$155.52 million) for February 2015, representing a 26.54% drop on...

Notebook ODMs see on-month revenue decline in February

Mar 9, 21:33

Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have announced their revenues for February, all dropping from a month ago. Wistron's February revenues had the least on-month...

Taiwan market: Alienware returns

Mar 9, 11:46

Dell has launched its new Alienware gaming notebooks in Taiwan with a top-end 17-inch model priced as high as NT$127,900 (US$4,074). Dell Taiwan president Terence Liao pointed out...

Dell pushing into Taiwan gaming PC market

Compal expects 1Q15 notebook shipments to fall 16-20%

Feb 26, 15:35

ODM Compal Electronics expects notebook shipments in the first quarter of 2015 to decrease 16-20% on quarter but increase 0-5% on year, according to the company.

Notebook panel demand expected to be weak in 1Q15, says WitsView

Feb 25, 14:12

Notebook panel demand is likely to be weak in the first quarter of 2015 as the overall notebook market is expected to decline around 20%.

Lenovo will not further ramp in-house notebook production in fiscal 2016, say sources

Feb 16, 14:29

Lenovo will not ramp up notebook shipments from LCFC (Hefei) Electronics, a joint venture between Lenovo and Compal Electronics, in fiscal 2016 (April 2015-March 2016), due to higher...

Notebook component suppliers ramping shipments of high-end parts to beef up profits

Feb 11, 11:34

Suppliers in the notebook component supply chain in Taiwan plan to raise shipment ratios of high-end components and parts in order to boost their profitability in 2015, according...

Notebook ODMs see declines in January revenues

Feb 10, 12:07

Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec saw their revenues drop by double-digit percentages on month in January, with their sales likely to continue to decline in February...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments by top vendors and ODMs decline significantly in January

Feb 9, 16:03

Notebook shipments (excluding detachable models) by the top-five vendors as well as top-three ODMs suffered a sequential decline of 25% and 19%, respectively, in January due to a...

Touch panel makers expect weak demand for notebook applications into 2Q15

Feb 5, 21:32

Touch panel makers estimate weak demand for notebook applications into the second quarter of 2015 and vendors' touch notebook reserves including Hewlett Packard's are expected to...

Acer hits record consumer notebook market share in Chile in December 2014

Feb 3, 22:07

Acer on February 3 announced it had set an historic-high market share of 27.9% for consumer notebooks in the Chile market in December 2014, which it attributed to its exclusive cooperation...

Taiwan notebook vendors expect Chromebook shipments to increase to 12-14 million units in 2015

Feb 3, 20:12

There were 5.5-6.5 million Chromebooks shipped globally in 2014 and shipments in 2015 are expected to grow to 12-14 million units, according to Taiwan-based notebook vendors.

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...

Free upgrade to Windows 10 unlikely to boost notebook replacement

Jan 23, 15:25

Microsoft has announced Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8 for the first year, but sources from the notebook supply chain believe the strategy is unlikely...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments in 1Q15 to exceed 38 million units

Jan 20, 19:56

There will be 38.525 million notebooks shipped globally during the first quarter of 2015, decreasing 16.4% on quarter and 2.4% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Notebook panel pricing drops in mid-January

Jan 20, 14:35

Notebook panel pricing has dropped 1-2% as of mid-January, with 14- and 15.6-inch units seeing the biggest declines, according to statistics compiled by DisplaySearch.

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments in 4Q14 over 46 million units

Jan 15, 23:28

There were an estimated 46.059 million notebooks shipped globally during the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing by 3.1% on quarter and remaining unchanged on year, according to Digitimes...

China notebook component makers halt capacity expansion, say Taiwan makers

Jan 12, 15:34

China-based notebook component makers have temporarily stopped expansion of production capacities due to continual wage hikes and short supply of labor in China, according to Taiwan-based...

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...

Good Way Technology to expand capacity for docking stations

Jan 8, 12:09

Taiwan-based notebook USB docking station maker Good Way Technology plans to invest NT$700 million (US$21.86 million) to expand its plants in Kunshan, China and construction on the...

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...

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    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.

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    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.

  • Apple+13%2Dinch+MacBook+Pro+with+Retina+notebook

    Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina notebook

    Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with the new Force Touch trackpad, fifth-generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Graphics 6100. The new trackpad...

    Photo: Company, Mar 12.

  • Apple+MacBook+Air+notebook

    Apple MacBook Air notebook

    Apple has updated the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air and added up to two times faster flash to the 13-inch MacBook Air. The updated 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air now feature fifth-generation...

    Photo: Company, Mar 12.

  • Panasonic+3E+2%2Din%2D1

    Panasonic 3E 2-in-1

    The Panasonic 3E is a tablet that comes with a detachable keyboard to deliver notebook capabilities. It is built on Intel's 2-in-1 reference design as a device for K-12 students....

    Photo: Company, Jul 10.

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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...

  • Acer aggressively pushing new product lines

    Acer has been pushing its new product lines such as Chromebook, gaming devices and 2-in-1 devices in 2015, looking to maximum its profits.

  • Android

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

  • Computex Taipei 2015

    The Computex show will host from June 2-6 and will focus on three major topics: IoT, mobile applications and cloud computing technology.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.