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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: Thursday 18 September 2014 [2799 news items]

China suppliers to compete for notebook cooling module orders in 2014

Mar 3, 21:46

The China supply chain has reportedly entered the notebook cooling module industry recently and is set to expand their supply to notebook brand vendors in 2014, according to sources...

Insyde sees large drop in 2013 pre-tax profit due to shrinking global notebook demand

Feb 24, 10:15

Taiwan-based UEFI BIOS solution developer Insyde Software posted pre-tax profit of NT$40.3 million (US$1.35 million) for 2013, slipping on year by 75.64% due to decreased global notebook...

AUO sees steady demand for notebook panels; reaches nearly 90% yields for LTPS production, says company president

Feb 21, 16:08

AU Optronics (AUO) is currently running at full capacity on its lines ranging from 3.5G-8.5G. The company is seeing increased demand for products that have larger-size panels, bezel-free...

Asustek to suspend dual-OS notebook project, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 21, 11:09

Asustek Computer is likely to be forced to give up plans to launch its dual-OS notebook, the Transformer Book Duet TD300, due to resistance from Google, according to a Chinese-language...

Digitimes Research: AUO to be forerunner in notebook panel shipments in 2014

Feb 19, 14:29

As Samsung Display continues to shift its focus away from notebook panel production to AMOLED production, Taiwan panel makers such as AU Optronics (AUO) are expected to see increased...

Notebook panel supply may run short of demand by as many as 20 million panels in 2014

Feb 17, 21:19

Notebook panels may run short of demand by as many as 20 million units in 2014, according to industry sources.

Asustek expects to ship four million desktops in 2014, says company president

Feb 17, 20:37

With the notebook industry no longer seeing as strong demand as seen previously, Asustek Computer is taking a more aggressive stance in the desktop market and expects to ship four...

Asustek Computer expects 3rd-largest global notebook market share in 4Q14

Feb 17, 10:28

As some competitors have withdrawn from the market or seen decreasing business operations, Asustek Computer expects its global notebook market share to continually rise to the third...

Notebook production in Chongqing suffers labor shortage

Feb 17, 10:19

Notebook production in Chongqing City, western China, has been impacted by labor shortages, with shipments below order volumes by as much as 40%, according to Taiwan-based ODMs.

Digitimes Research: Notebook shipments from brand vendors and ODMs better than expected in January

Feb 6, 16:08

Notebook shipments from the top-5 brand vendors were better than expected in January 2014, showing an increase of 9% from a year earlier despite a 15% decline from the previous month,...

Toshiba shifting notebook R&D center to Taiwan

Feb 5, 19:50

Toshiba has started shifting its notebook R&D center in Japan to Taiwan and will expand its Taiwan R&D staff of over 100 engineers, according to Taiwan-based notebook supply...

Ultra-portable PCs top 12% of notebook market in 2013, says ABI Research

Jan 29, 15:06

An estimated 12.3% (22.5 million) of the notebook shipments in 2013 (182.7 million) fit into the ultra-portable segment, according to market intelligence firm ABI Research. The on-year...

Leading notebook vendors reducing 2014 shipment targets, says DisplaySearch

Jan 28, 16:02

Scheduling delays and weakened consumer demand for replacement notebooks are forcing leading notebook vendors – including Apple, Asustek Computer, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo,...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ODMs see notebook demand recovery in 4Q13

Jan 28, 12:20

Although top vendor Lenovo continued to reduce its notebook outsourcing to Taiwan makers in line with its policy of increasing in-house production, recovering demand in the market...

Asustek to see shipments of 20 million notebooks in 2014

Jan 27, 21:58

Asustek Computer's notebook shipments are expected to reach 20 million units in 2014, up from 18.5 million units in 2013, while its tablet shipments are expected to remain at 12 million...

Samsung cuts target notebook shipments to 7 million units for 2014

Jan 27, 14:14

Samsung Electronics has set a goal of shipping seven million notebooks globally in 2014, a reduction of 41.67% from the 12 million units shipped in 2013, and will no longer launch...

IC design house EETI looks to ship 50 million notebook touchscreen controller ICs in 2014

Jan 27, 12:20

IC design house Eglax-empia Technology (EETI) is expected to ship 50 million touchscreen controller ICs for notebook applications in 2014, according to an industry estimate.

January LCD TV panel prices decline, some notebook panel prices surge, says WitsView

Jan 24, 16:41

LCD TV panel prices declined in January 2014, with 21.5-inch monitor panels rising US$0.50 while 20-, 23.6-, and 24-inch prices remained flat and other sizes dropped US$0.30-0.50...

PCB maker GBM expects return to profitability in 2014

Jan 23, 20:45

PCB maker Global Brands Manufacture (GBM), which also provides PCB assembly services, expects to return to profitability in 2014. Brisk demand coming from the automotive electronics...

Intel unveils latest Education Tablet and Classmate PC

Jan 23, 10:55

Intel has unveiled its new education-focused reference devices at Bett 2014, a learning technology event in London, the UK. The new Intel Education Tablet and the Intel classmate...

Intel new Education Tablet

US weather and China labor shortages to cause 20% decline in notebook shipments

Jan 20, 22:25

Global notebook shipments in the first quarter may drop 10-20% sequentially because of weather hazards in the US and labor shortages in China, according to sources from the upstream...

Quanta Computer aims at 5-10% growth in 2014 notebook shipments

Jan 20, 10:21

Quanta Computer shipped 43.1 million notebooks in 2013, 2% short of its target, and decreasing 19.9% on year, and aims at a 5-10% increase in 2014 shipments to reach 45-47.4 million,...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan to ship over 34.6 million notebooks in 1Q14

Jan 17, 14:54

Taiwan-based ODMs/OEMs will ship 34.623 million notebooks for a global market share of 85% during the first quarter of 2014, with shipments decreasing 11.2% on quarter and 4.3% on...

Compal Electronics expects 5% growth in 2014 notebook shipments, says president

Jan 17, 10:45

Compal Electronics shipped 39 million notebooks in 2013, increasing 5.4% on year, and expects shipments in 2014 to grow 5% sequentially, company president Ray Chen said on January...

Digitimes Research: Worldwide notebook shipments to grow 4.1% sequentially in 4Q13

Jan 15, 21:33

Because of Intel's low-price processor solutions and increased demand from both the consumer and enterprise markets, Global notebook shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013 rose 4.1%...

Gigabyte ships 20 million motherboards, 3.5 million graphics cards in 2013

Jan 13, 10:07

Gigabyte Technology shipped 20 million own-brand motherboards in 2013, of which most were entry-level and mid-range models and 40% were to the China market, as well as 3.5 million...

Asustek achieves record revenues in 2013

Jan 10, 15:14

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$39.9 billion (US$1.33 billion) for December 2013, down 19.06% on month, but up 6.28% on year with consolidated revenues...

Touch panel makers see increased orders from Sony for notebooks

Jan 10, 11:43

Touch panel makers are seeing increased orders from Sony for notebook touch panels.

Compal expects tablet shipments to double in 2014

Jan 10, 11:18

Compal Electronics expects its tablet shipments to double in 2014 to 14 million units, while shipments of its notebooks will grow only slightly to 40 million units. The company shipped...

Digitimes Research: Dual-OS 2-in-1s and Chromebooks a new hope for notebook vendors

Jan 9, 15:28

Facing the fact that the notebook industry is no longer enjoying strong growth, brand vendors have been trying to transform, or are searching for new business opportunities. Observing...

CES 2014: Samsung unveils 12-inch tablet lineups

Jan 9, 14:02

Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO line of tablets: the Galaxy NotePRO (12.2-inch), TabPRO (12.2-, 10.1-, 8.4-inch) at the CES 2014.

CES 2014: Asustek expects 20% shipment growth for notebooks and tablets in North America in 2014, says executive

Jan 8, 22:12

Asustek Computer expects its notebook and tablet shipments in North America to grow at least 20% on year in 2014, raising its ranking in the region's notebook market from seventh...

Worldwide device shipments on pace to grow 7.6% in 2014, says Gartner

Jan 8, 14:06

Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are projected to reach 2.5 billion units in 2014, a 7.6% increase from 2013, according to Gartner...

Lenovo may lead in 2014 notebook shipments

Jan 7, 20:29

Lenovo is likely to ship 28.3 million notebooks in 2014, followed by Hewlett-Packard (HP) with 28.0 million, Dell 18-19 million, and Acer and Asustek Computer 16-17 million each,...

Chromebook sales gaining momentum

Jan 3, 11:35

Sales of Chromebooks have started gaining momentum recently, with first-tier notebook brand vendors gearing up to introduce new models in 2014, according to industry sources.

Chromebook becoming popular
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    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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    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet/notebook

    Microsoft has introduced the Surface Pro 3, a tablet and also a notebook. The device has multiple processor, RAM and storage options intersect with a design that, with a simple snap...

    Photo: Company, May 22.

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    Toshiba Satellite P55t

    Toshiba has unveiled its new Satellite P55t, featuring 15.6-inch diagonal Ultra HD TruBrite touchscreen display technology in addition to IPS technology. Each Ultra HD display is...

    Photo: Company, Apr 22.

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    Asustek ZenFone series

    Asustek Computer has unveiled in Las Vegas its latest product lineup including the Intel-based entry-level ZenFone smartphone series, the new PadFone mini smartphone, the PadFone...

    Photo: Digitimes, Jan 7.

  • Microsoft+Surface+Pro+2+tablet

    Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet

    The Surface Pro 2 is the successor to Surface Pro and, like its predecessor, is a notebook replacement, capable of running all Windows' software including the full Microsoft Office...

    Photo: Company, Sep 26.

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