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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 26 February 2015 [2886 news items]

Taiwan component makers to enhance competitiveness through vertical integration and automated production

Jul 2, 22:12

Having almost no advantages competing against China-based component makers in terms of price and volume, Taiwan-based notebook component makers have recently started organizing their...

Taiwan market: Asustek to launch convertible, gaming notebooks

Jul 2, 15:46

Asustek Computer has unveiled a convertible touchscreen notebook, the Transformer Book Flip, for launch in the Taiwan market on July 4 at NT$34,900 (US$1,163) for a 13.3-inch version...

Asustek to launch new convertible, gaming notebooks

New GLT facilities expected to enter production in 1H15

Jul 1, 20:25

Light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) announced it will hold a kick off ceremony for a new production plant located in western Taiwan that is expected to go into...

Notebook shipments up 6.4% on month in May 2014, says WitsView

Jun 30, 15:55

Notebook shipments reached approximately 14 million units in May 2014, up 6.4% on month and up 9% on year. Distributors' strong stock up demands for new models including low-priced...

Increased TV and notebook panel pricing to improve profits for Taiwan makers in 3Q14, says report

Jun 24, 15:43

Increased pricing for large-size panels throughout June into the third quarter is expected to bring increased profits for Taiwan-based panel makers Innolux and AU Optronics (AUO),...

Apple to mass produce 12-inch MacBook Air in 3Q14

Jun 23, 22:03

Apple's new 12-inch MacBook Air will enter mass production in the third quarter, filling the gap between the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Airs as well as enhancing Apple's leadership in...

Notebook cooling fan makers enter module assembly industry

Jun 16, 21:38

Taiwan-based notebook cooling fan makers such as Delta Electronics and Sunonwealth Electric Machine have recently expanded into the cooling module assembly business with some even...

Emerging markets see rising notebook demand

Jun 12, 12:12

Notebook demand in emerging markets has started recovering recently as international funds return to emerging markets after seeing a weak return on investment in the US and Europe,...

Notebook demand is rising in emerging markets

Notebook panels sized 15.6-inch continue to be in short supply

Jun 10, 20:55

Notebook panels sized 15.6-inch continue to be in short supply due to panel makers focusing more on small- to medium-size panel production, according to industry sources.

Compal, Wistron see on-month growths in June revenues

Jun 10, 11:43

Compal Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$68 billion (US$2.26 billion) for May, up 18.95% on month and 28.26% on year, while Wistron achieved NT$43.83 billion in...

ODMs expect 50% notebook shipment growth in 2H14

Jun 9, 14:28

Notebook ODMs expects their shipments in the second half to grow 50% from the first due to stronger-than-expected orders from clients in Europe, plus Microsoft's strategy to significantly...

Darfon unveils maglev keyboard

Jun 6, 14:13

Taiwan-based notebook keyboard maker Darfon has unveiled its latest innovation, the maglev keyboard, which it claims is thinner and has a longer product life than scissor switch-based...

Digitimes Research: HP, Acer see on-month shipment growth top 60% in May

Jun 4, 21:23

Global top-five brand vendors together and top-three ODMs combined both enjoyed over 25% on-month rebounds in May shipments with Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer both seeing over 60%...

Computex 2014: Intel unveils innovations for mobile devices, desktops and 2-in-1s

Jun 4, 11:56

Intel president Renee James has unveiled several new innovations at Computex 2014 including a SoC platform for entry-level mobile devices, 14nm fanless mobile PC reference design,...

Intel 14nm fanless mobile PC reference design

Notebook vendors demanding price cuts

May 29, 20:50

Notebook vendors have asked ODMs and component makers to lower quotes in an attempt to maintain profitability due to stagnant demand, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Computex 2014: Dell to showcase new AIO PCs, tablets, notebooks and Chromebooks

May 29, 14:13

Although not having a booth at the Computex 2014, Dell will still rent a space around the exhibition center to showcase its products such as all-in-one PCs, tablets, notebooks and...

Notebook brand vendors to start RFQ in June; ODMs may see order reshuffling

May 27, 12:02

Notebook brand vendors will start their request for quotation (RFQ) processes for notebook orders for 2015 in June and ODMs are already preparing for the event, according to sources...

Lenovo raising in-house notebook production in 2014 and 2015

May 26, 22:10

Lenovo's joint venture with Compal Electronics is expected to ship 15 million notebooks in 2014, up significantly from a year ago and the volume is expected to surpass 20 million...

Gigabyte, Asustek step up gaming notebook competition against MSI

May 26, 15:16

Gigabyte Technology and Asustek Computer are pushing their gaming notebook businesses aggressively to compete against Micro-Star International (MSI), which has had strong sales in...

Digitimes Research: Top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 ODMs see shipments drop in April

May 22, 12:23

The global top-5 notebook brand vendors' combined shipments in April dropped 24% on month and 3% on year, while shipments of the top-3 ODMs dropped 15% on month and 9% on year, according...

Microsoft introduces Surface Pro 3

May 22, 12:16

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...

Panel makers expect 2-in-1 notebook panel orders to be steady in 2014

May 21, 14:26

Panel supply chains are increasing competition with one another in terms of pricing amid positive market outlooks for 2-in-1 notebook orders in 2014.

Quanta expects 10% sequential growth in 2Q14 notebook shipments

May 14, 12:20

Quanta Computer expects its notebook shipments in the second quarter of 2014 to increase 10% sequentially mainly due to growing global demand for low-price models, according to company...

Rising labor costs to impact notebook supply chain in 3Q14

May 12, 21:55

With several provinces and cities in China continuing to raise their minimum wages and some even planning to have another increase in July, notebook component suppliers are expected...

Pegatron only Taiwan notebook ODM to see sequential growth in April revenues

May 12, 10:30

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Inventec, Wistron and Pegatron have reported consolidated revenues for April, with only Pegatron seeing on-month growth, according to...

Notebook vendor shipments see instability due to lack of panel access

May 9, 12:02

Some notebook vendors' shipments are being affected due to lack of panel access as panel makers shift their production capacity to mobile and TV panels.

Supply chains see increased orders for 2-in-1 notebooks

May 9, 11:47

Supply chains are seeing increased orders from notebook vendors for 2-in-1 units. Lenovo, Asustek Computer and Acer are all putting in orders to supply chains for the units as they...

Pegatron expects sequential growth of up to 5% in 2Q14 notebook shipments

May 9, 11:13

Pegatron expects ODM notebook shipments in the second quarter of 2014 to grow up to 5%, and motherboard and desktop shipments to decline 15-20%, company CEO Jason Cheng said at a...

Compal expects over 10% sequential growth in 2Q14 notebook shipment, says president

May 9, 10:05

Compal Electronics shipped 8.9 million notebooks in the first quarter of 2014 and expects an on-quarter increase of over 10% in the second quarter, company president Ray Chen said...

Asustek, Acer, Lenovo snatching notebook market share from Samsung and Sony in Europe

May 8, 15:00

Asustek Computer, Acer and Lenovo are expected to see their notebook market shares in Europe grow as both Samsung Electronics and Sony are paying less attention on their notebook...

Asustek sees profit drop in 1Q14; ships 4.9 million notebooks

May 7, 21:39

Asustek Computer has announced net profits of NT$4.36 billion (US$144.69 million) for the first quarter, down 23% on quarter and 28% on year with EPS reaching NT$5.87. Asustek shipped...

Acer debuts new products

Apr 30, 15:17

Acer held a global launch event themed A Touch More Connected in New York on April 29, unveiling four new notebooks, two tablets, two AIO (all-in-one) PCs and a notebook/tablet 2-in-1...

Cando approves capital reduction amid lower-than-expected shipments of touch notebook panels

Apr 29, 15:23

Touch panel maker Cando's board of directors have passed a decision that will decrease the company's capital by NT$2.88 billion (US$95.32 million).

Notebook makers brace for minimum wage hike in eastern China

Apr 29, 11:01

The minimum wage in Jiangsu Province, eastern China, is expected to hike by 14.86% from CNY1,480 (US$239) currently to CNY1,700 in July 2014, which will affect Taiwan-based notebook...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan to see decreased 2Q14 notebook ODM shipments

Apr 28, 10:39

Taiwan-based ODMs will ship a total of 33.476 million notebooks in the second quarter of 2014, accounting for 83.91% of global total. The volume will represent a sequential decrease...

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