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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: Friday 27 November 2015 [3018 news items]

Taiwan notebook ODMs face growing competition from China-based LCFC, Uniwill

Jul 14, 22:04

China-based ODMs LCFC (Hefei) Electronics Technology and Uniwill Technology are expected to have notebook shipments in 2015 significantly increasing on year, posing increasing competitive...

Compal ships 3.9 million notebooks in June

Jul 10, 11:25

Compal Electronics has revealed that it shipped 3.9 million notebooks in June, up from 3.1 million units in May, and it shipped 9.6 million units in the second quarter, growing 3.2%...

Quanta ships 4.1 million notebooks in June

Jul 10, 10:31

Quanta Computer shipped 4.1 million notebooks in June, growing 20.6% on month, according to the company.

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...

Inventec sees on-month growth in June revenues; Wistron reports growth in notebook shipments

Jul 8, 21:34

Inventec has announced consolidated revenues of NT$31.2 billion (US$1.01 billion) for June, up 9.7% on month, but down 9.7% on year with combined consolidated revenues for the first...

Windows 10 unlikely to hike PC demand, say Taiwan ODMs

Jul 8, 14:53

Many Taiwan-based ODMs hold the opinion that Windows 10 will not be able to boost large-scale PC replacements and upgrades because a large proportion of consumers mainly use PCs for...

LG Display launches lighter and slimmer LCD panels with advanced In-Cell touch technology for notebooks

Jul 7, 16:08

LG Display has announced it will start mass production of advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) panels for notebooks, which will make the devices drastically slimmer and lighter, in the second...

Intel said to postpone Kaby Lake processor launch to late 2016

Jul 7, 15:10

Following the delay of Skylake processors, Intel's next-generation Kaby Lake processors, which were originally scheduled for early 2016, reportedly will be pushed back until September...

Windows 10 expected to benefit notebook market more than smartphone market

Jul 6, 22:06

Windows 10 is expected to release at the end of July, but mobile device players have held different view about the operating system's benefit to the notebook, smartphone and tablet...

Vendors seeking alternate solutions for metal notebook chassis

Jul 2, 15:40

Notebook brand vendors such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard (HP) have recently been inquiring about carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic and magnesium-lithium alloy chassis for their new metal...

Notebook demand not strong as expected in 2H15, overall shipments to drop on year in 2015

Jun 29, 15:31

Notebook demand may not see as strong growth in the second half as originally expected and overall shipments are expected to decline to 160 million units in 2015, down 5% on year...

Windows 10 not prompting new notebook panel surge, say makers

Jun 29, 15:18

Despite the busy season in the notebook segment approaching coupled with the upcoming release of Windows 10, notebook panel makers are currently not seeing demand increase despite...

Windows 10 expected to have limited effect on notebook panel market

Wistron conservative about 2H15 notebook shipments, says chairman

Jun 29, 11:19

Wistron's first-half 2015 notebook shipments fell far short of expectation and the second-half volume will not grow more than 10% sequentially, according to company chairman and CEO...

Wistron chairman and CEO Simon Lin

Acer focusing on steady profitability, says CEO

Jun 24, 15:51

Acer's operations are moving toward steady profitability and it will focus on maintaining the trend before looking to expand business scale, company CEO Jason Chen said at a shareholders...

Jason Chen, Acer CEO

Commentary: Taiwan notebook vendors, ODMs cautious about 2H15 outlook

Jun 24, 14:51

Taiwan-based notebook vendors and ODMs are guardedly optimistic about the prospects of the notebook market for the second half of 2015 and are pinning their hopes on the release of...

Commentary: The gaming notebook industry heats up

Jun 23, 12:40

Competition in the gaming notebook segment is surely to become keener in the second half of 2015 as notebook brands including Acer, Asustek Computer, Dell, Gigabyte Technology and...

No clear business prospects for PC component suppliers until July, say sources

Jun 23, 12:25

Orders received this coming July will be crucial for the second half 2015 business prospects for Taiwan-based component makers in the notebook and PC industry supply chain, according...

Microsoft looking to charge extra licensing fees for high-end notebooks

Jun 22, 23:49

Microsoft has been talking to notebook brand vendors about the licensing of Windows 10 recently and is planning to charge extra fees for notebook models with high-end hardware such...

Quanta sees rising notebook shipments in May

Jun 10, 22:24

Quanta Computer's notebook shipments reached 3.4 million units in May, up 6.25% on month from 3.2 million units in April. Since Quanta's notebook shipments are estimated to grow 10%...

Compal ships 3.1 million notebooks, Inventec 1.3 million in May

Jun 10, 15:49

Notebook ODM Compal Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$64.55 billion (US$2.09 billion) for May, up 4.72% on month, but down 5.08% on year and its notebook shipments...

Digitimes Research: Global top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 ODMs perform weaker than expected in May

Jun 9, 16:10

The global top-five notebook brand vendors together achieved an on-month shipment growth of 14%, but an on-year drop of 15%, while the top-three ODMs together had 5% on-month growth,...

Gaming notebook market to see over 10 new models in 2H15

Jun 9, 14:48

Competition in the gaming notebook market is expected to grow fiercer in the second half as vendors including Acer, Asustek Computer, Dell and Micro-Star International (MSI) are all...

Wistron sees notebook shipments decline in May; expects sequential drop in 2Q15 shipments

Jun 8, 21:57

Wistron shipped 1.3 million notebooks in May, down 7.14% from 1.4 million units in April and the company currently expects the volume in the second quarter to suffer a sequential...

Computex 2015: Tobii to partner with MSI to integrate eye-tracking technology into gaming notebooks

Jun 5, 15:23

Sweden-based eye-tracking technology developer Tobii Tech has signed a MOU with Micro-Star International (MSI) to integrate the technology into MSI's gaming notebook products at Computex...

Oscar Werner, president (right) and Henrik Johansson, VP of product and marketing department (left)

Panel pricing on the decline in June, says firm

Jun 5, 15:06

Panel pricing is showing declines and is expected to continue trending down throughout mid-June, with most applications declining US$0.50-1, according to DisplaySearch. In the monitor...

Computex 2015: Microsoft showcases Windows 10 devices from partners

Jun 4, 16:05

At Computex 2015, during a keynote addressed at the Taipei International Convention Center, Nick Parker, corporate vice president OEM Division, Microsoft, discussed how Windows 10...

Gigabyte pushing in-house designs for gaming notebooks to stay competitive: Q&A with Vincent Liu, Gigabyte director of sales

Jun 2, 20:58

Although the company has not been operating in the gaming notebook industry for long, Gigabyte Technology is still performing stably in the gaming market thanks to its long experience...

Vincent Liu, Gigabyte director of sales

Digitimes Research: Microsoft to partner with Acer, Lenovo and Inventec for US$169-249 Windows 10 notebooks

Jun 2, 16:07

In addition to its cooperation with Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) to launch an 11.6-inch inexpensive notebook priced at US$179 for the education market, Microsoft is planning...

PC shipments will continue to decline in 2015, says IDC

May 29, 14:47

Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by 6.2% in 2015 according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. This will be the fourth consecutive year of declining volume as the...

Asustek pushing 2 smartwatches designed by notebook and motherboard teams

May 21, 14:27

Asustek Computer is planning to push two smartwatch series, the ZenWatch and the VivoWatch. Internally the notebook team will handle ZenWatch R&D and the motherboard team is in...

Shipments of 2-in-1s to grow over 60% on year in 2015, says MIC

May 21, 14:20

Notebook shipments, which are being impacted by tablets, are expected to drop 2.7% on year to reach 167 million units in 2015, but 2-in-1 device shipments are expected to grow 62.5%...

Asustek expects good 2H15 notebook sales, Acer remains conservative

May 19, 15:08

Acer and Asustek Computer both expect their performance in the second quarter to stay flat sequentially as consumers are delaying their notebook purchases until the release of Windows...

Quanta, Inventec lead in 1Q15 net EPS, gross margin among notebook ODMs

May 19, 15:06

Among the four largest Taiwan-based notebook ODMs, Quanta Computer recorded the highest net EPS at NT$0.95 (US$0.030) and Inventec the highest gross margin at 5.90% in the first quarter...

Lenovo interested in acquiring MSI gaming notebook business

May 15, 14:39

Micro-Star International (MSI) has been successful in selling gaming notebooks and Lenovo is interested in acquiring MSI's gaming notebook business unit, according to sources from...

Wistron ships 1.4 million notebooks in April

May 12, 22:08

Wistron has announced it shipped 1.4 million notebooks, 900,000 smart handheld devices, 600,000 LCD monitors, 1.1 million desktops, 500,000 LCD TVs and 160,000 servers in April 201...

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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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