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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: Wednesday 26 November 2014 [2845 news items]

Notebook makers report on-month revenue growth for March

Stockwatch - Apr 9, 20:53

Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$67.58 billion (US$2.25 billion) for March 2014, representing a 36.5% increase on month and 4.37% increase on year. Compal...

Wistron ships 1.8 million notebooks in March

Apr 8, 21:01

Wistron shipped 1.8 million notebooks in March, increasing 38% on month, according to the company.

Acer CTO retires

Apr 8, 11:45

Acer CTO David Lee has retired, and the notebook business will be fully handled by business general manager Jackson Lin, according to sources familiar with Acer's personnel changes...

Digitimes Research: Notebook shipments enjoy over 25% on-month growth in March

Apr 7, 21:34

In March, global top-5 notebook brand vendors and top-3 ODMs both achieved an over 25% on-month shipment growth due to February's weak shipments caused by inventory adjustments, orders...

Clevo sees notebook shipment drop, but profits grow in 2013

Newswatch - Apr 2, 13:44

Taiwan-based second-tier notebook player Clevo shipped 1.57 million notebooks in 2013, down 13% on year, but its revenues from the business were only down 1% on year and profits increased...

HP ships 7 million notebooks in 1Q14; may return as largest vendor

Mar 31, 21:37

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is expected to have shipped seven million notebooks in the first quarter, one million units more than expected and will have a chance to return as the largest...

Notebook component suppliers expect to see only slight growth in March

Mar 11, 20:27

Notebook component suppliers such as panel and touch panel makers are expected to see only slight growth in March as notebook vendors continue to expect weak demand in the first half...

Taiwan notebook ODMs impacted by on-month revenue drops in February

Mar 11, 15:50

Quanta Computer has announced shipments of 3.3 million notebooks in February, decreasing on month from 3.6 million units in January, and corresponding consolidated revenues of NT$69.32...

Taiwan PC vendors facing brain drain

Mar 10, 12:19

Several international PC brand vendors' moves to set up or expand R&D operations in Taiwan are expected to trigger a brain drain for Taiwan-based brand vendors, according to sources...

Digitimes Research: Notebook players see on-month shipment drop in February

Mar 6, 16:15

The global top-five notebook brand vendors and top-three makers both suffered 0-3% of on-month shipment declines in February, a range similar to that a year ago. The decline in February...

Notebook vendors to raise component supply from 2nd-tier players

Mar 5, 14:15

With Intel starting to push low-price processors and Microsoft offering Windows licensing discounts of up to 70% for sub-US$299 notebooks, sources from the upstream supply chain are...

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...

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