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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]

Pegatron expects 2Q15 notebook shipments to grow 15-20% sequentially

May 8, 10:57

Pegatron expects its notebook shipments in second-quarter 2015 to increase 15-20% sequentially, according to company CEO Jason Cheng.

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to grow 11% sequentially in 2Q15

Apr 27, 12:37

Global notebook shipments are expected to stage a rebound in the second quarter of 2015, reaching a sequential growth rate of 11%, while narrowing the on-year decline rate to 1.2%...

Taiwan notebook shipments down 16% sequentially in 1Q15, says MIC

Newswatch - Apr 24, 16:12

Taiwan makers shipped about 31.62 million notebooks in the first quarter of 2015, decreasing 16% from a quarter earlier, the government-backed MIC (Market Intelligence and Consulting...

Acer re-launches Predator gaming notebook lineup

Apr 24, 15:34

Acer has resumed its gaming notebook business line and re-launched a series of products under its Predator-sub-brand.

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments see over 19% sequential drop in 1Q15

Apr 16, 15:22

Global notebook shipments not including detachable models reached less than 38 million units in the first quarter of 2015, down 4.7% on year and 19.4% sequentially, according to Digitimes...

Notebook ODMs partnering with IoT startups

Apr 13, 15:32

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs have been accelerating their paces building partnerships with Internet of things (IoT) startup companies and are providing financial, production and technological...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft new Windows 8.1 licensing subsidies to boost notebook ASPs, but may see limited demand

Apr 10, 11:35

Microsoft launched its latest Windows licensing fee subsidy program for Windows 8.1 in March which expanded the coverage of notebook models, adjusted subsidies, canceled the previous...

Wistron, Inventec see revenues grow on month in March

Apr 9, 11:57

Wistron has announced consolidated revenues of NT$56.4 billion (US$1.81 billion) for March, up 25.61% on month and 10.22% on year, while fellow maker Inventec saw its revenues in...

Simplo pushing new businesses

Mar 31, 15:35

Notebook battery maker Simplo Technology is preparing to enter the automation and Internet of Things (IoT) industries in 2015 and is developing a smart robotic arm that will be installed...

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.

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    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...

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