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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: Monday 14 April 2014 [2708 news items]

Taiwan market: HP, Toshiba to launch ultra-high-resolution notebooks

Jul 24, 14:53

Hewlett-Packard (HP) will launch the Envy TouchSmart 14, a 14-inch touch-screen notebook with resolution of 3200 by 1800, in the Taiwan market in August at a recommended retail price...

Notebook touch screen makers likely to face low utilization in 2H13 due to cuts from vendors

Jul 23, 21:12

Some touch screen makers are expected to face low utilization rates for their notebook products in the second half of 2013 due to cuts in orders from notebook vendors.

TCAS 2013: Channel retailers to offer up to 30% discounts for notebooks

Jul 22, 22:06

The Taipei Computer Application Show (TCAS) is set to be hosted from August 1-5 at Taipei World Trade Center in Taiwan and PC vendors are expected to offer up to 30% discounts for...

Toshiba shifting notebook production fully to inland china

Jul 22, 16:15

Toshiba has recently decided to completely shift its notebook production from its ODM partners' plants in coastal cities of China such as Shanghai to those in inland areas in western...

Oversupply of notebook touch screen technology likely to occur in 2013, say observers

Jul 22, 16:06

As the penetration rate of touch screens used in notebooks is expected to reach only around 10% in 2013, market observers increasingly believe that there may be an oversupply of the...

IC demand from smartphone and notebook sectors to pick up in 3Q12

Jul 22, 14:51

Taiwan-based IC suppliers are still positive about the prospects for the third quarter of 2013 as they believe that demand from the smartphone and notebook sectors are likely to stage...

Notebook ODMs remain optimistic about touchscreen notebooks

Jul 19, 14:54

Although touchscreen notebooks are only expected to account for 8% of overall notebook shipments in 2013, notebook ODMs are still optimistic about the product line's long-term perf...

Notebook ODMs reduce shipment forecasts for 3Q13, expect growth in 4Q13

Jul 19, 12:11

Notebook ODMs have recently reduced their shipment forecasts for the third quarter of 2013 and expect to only achieve a shipment growth of 5% sequentially. The ODMs now expect consumer...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipment decline to ease in 2H13

Jul 18, 14:15

Although global notebook shipments in the second half of 2013 will not see a double-digit percentage on-year drop like in the first, they will still suffer a 6-7% decrease during...

Products with new Intel 8-series chipsets to show up in September

Jul 17, 22:39

Intel's 8-series chipsets, designed for Haswell-based processors, are seeing defects in their USB 3.0 feature, and although Intel has distributed fixed chipsets to motherboard and...

Notebook ODMs and suppliers seeing tense relationships

Jul 17, 22:28

Relationships between notebook ODMs and component suppliers have turned tense recently because ODMs have started demanding their suppliers cut quotes directly to the levels asked...

Order visibility for notebook touch modules improving

Jul 17, 15:32

Order visibility for Taiwan-based touch module suppliers has improved recently after Microsoft lowered the technical specifications of touch modules for use in Windows 8.1 touch-enabled...

Taiwan market: Lenovo aims at 50% of notebooks to be touch-screen models in 1H14

Jul 16, 21:06

Lenovo will strengthen marketing of touch-screen notebooks in the Taiwan market, aiming to hike the proportion of all notebooks sold in the market from 10% currently to 50% in the...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments drop over 15% on year in 2Q13

Jul 15, 16:14

Global notebook shipments saw their on-year drop expand from 13.7% in the first quarter to 15.4% in the second, rewriting the record of the worst shipment drop in the notebook industry's...

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Chassis makers working on reducing notebook business contributions

Jul 15, 15:20

Seeing notebook demand gradually weakening, chassis makers have turned their focuses to non-notebook product lines, trying to minimize the impact. Catcher Technology has successfully...

ODM orders from notebook vendors likely to fluctuate in 2H13, say Taiwan makers

Jul 12, 11:44

The number of molds ordered by notebook vendors has increased since June but most are for use by a single machine, implying that vendors' order volumes may fluctuate widely in the...

Quanta sees revenue and shipment growth in June

Jul 11, 12:06

Quanta Computer has disclosed that its consolidated revenues and notebook shipments for June grew sequentially. Quanta shipped 4.1 million notebooks in the month.

Notebook brand vendors hesitant over orders in 2014

Jul 10, 22:09

Notebook brand vendors are having trouble finishing their 2013 request for quotation (RFQ) processes as early as in previous years due to conservative attitudes about the notebook...

Pegatron sees on-year growth in June revenues

Jul 10, 21:55

Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$66.54 billion (US$2.21 billion) for June, down 7.65% on month and 12.44% on year, NT$203.99 billion for the second quarter,...

Taiwan retailers stocking fewer notebooks for summer 2013

Jul 9, 15:48

Seeing that notebook demand may be weaker than expected during the summer, Taiwan channel retailers have prepared less inventory for the summer. Inventory for the back-to-school season...

Wistron sees growth in June notebook shipments

Jul 9, 11:14

Wistron has announced revenues and notebook shipments for June with shipment volume increasing 13.5% on month to 2.1 million units and reaching 5.85 million units in the second quarter,...

Sony to give Quanta over 90% of its notebook orders for 2014

Jul 8, 22:01

Sony has reportedly given over 90% of its 2014 notebook orders to Quanta Computer, leaving only a small portion to the vendor's other ODM partners Wistron and Foxconn Electronics...

Notebook vendors concerned about Apple application for USB/SD hybrid port patent, say Taiwan makers

Jul 5, 15:51

Apple has filed a patent application with the USPTO for a hybrid USB/SD port which combines a USB port with SD card slot to save space to make notebooks slimmer. Ultrabook vendors...

Notebook ODMs expect mixed monthly performance in 3Q13

Jul 3, 22:28

Notebook ODMs saw their shipments enjoy an on-month growth in June, but expect an on-month drop in July, growth in August and then to reach their annual peaks in September, according...

Microsoft SST program not attracting brand vendors

Jul 3, 22:02

Microsoft's Small Screen Touch (SST) program, which offers Windows licensing discounts on touchscreen devices with a display size of 11.6-inch or below, is struggling to attract notebook...

Notebook component makers worried about tight schedules to meet shipments in August-September

Jul 2, 21:54

Notebook shipments mainly based on Haswell to international vendors are expected to drastically increase in August and peak in September, according to Taiwan-based ODMs. In response,...

Digitimes Research: Notebook players enjoy on-month growth in June

Jul 2, 15:30

Major notebook brand vendors and ODMs enjoyed on-month shipment growths in June with brand vendors together seeing a growth of 19% and ODMs 16%. Among the brand vendors, Hewlett-Packard...

Notebook brand vendors conducting product R&D directly with component makers

Jul 1, 21:58

Notebook brand vendors have started conducting product R&D themselves and are directly discussing with hinge makers about development ideas, skipping ODMs, which used to do R&D...

Taiwan component makers increase subcontract orders to China makers

Jul 1, 21:36

Viewing that their profits are being impacted by weakened notebook demand, some Taiwan-based notebook component makers have increased subcontracting their orders to China-based makers...

Notebook players conservative about placing IC orders for 2H13

Jul 1, 10:15

Notebook brands and ODMs have become more conservative about placing IC orders for the second half of 2013 amid rising uncertainty over their business outlook for the rest of the...

Asustek may fail to reach 2013 notebook shipment goal; could also see drop in profits

Jun 26, 21:50

Asustek Computer may have difficulty achieving its shipment goal of 20 million notebooks for 2013 and its tablet shipments may only reach 12 million units, at most, as its second-quarter...

AUO and Innolux see steady notebook touch panel orders

Jun 26, 20:17

Innolux and AU Optronics (AUO) are continuing to receive orders from notebook vendors for touch panels, which will likely push the two companies to hold a 10% combined notebook touch...

HP unveils latest products in Beijing

Jun 25, 15:52

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has unveiled several new notebooks, tablets, convertibles, Chromebooks and all-in-one PCs at its WorldTour conference in Beijing, China.

Price gap between Haswell and Ivy Bridge notebooks may reach 40% in July

Jun 24, 21:43

Notebook brand vendors have mostly priced their Ivy Bridge-based models 20-30% cheaper than Haswell-based models to help digest their inventories and the price gap is expected to...

Quanta targets 3S as the new business directions

Jun 24, 21:12

Quanta Computer is targeting the 3S - software, system and solution - as the company's new business directions for the future and is set to bring the revenue contribution of its notebook...

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