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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 31 July 2014 [2766 news items]

Asustek to enter the Chromebook market in 4Q13

Aug 14, 21:45

Asustek Computer plans to enter the Chromebook market as soon as the fourth quarter, hoping to find new demand from the IT market to boost its notebook shipments, according to sources...

Intel introduces Android-based education tablet reference design

Aug 14, 15:01

Intel has introduced an education-focused tablet reference design, featuring an Intel Atom processor and the Android operating system. The Intel Education tablet is specifically for...

Digitimes Research: Notebook vendors suffer over 20% on-month shipment drops in July

Aug 14, 13:54

The disappearance of the back-to-school demand in 2012 has extended into 2013 as first-tier notebook brand vendors and ODMs suffered on-month drops of 23% and 17%, respectively, in...

Inventec aims to reduce notebook revenue proportion to 55-60% in 2014

Aug 13, 20:46

Inventec, in view of shrinking demand and profitability for notebooks, aims to decrease the revenue proportion for notebooks from about 60% currently to 55-60%, while raising the...

Notebook ODMs see rising shipments in August

Aug 13, 13:59

Notebook ODMs' shipments have been rising in August and shipments are expected to peak in September. Demand may remain significant in October, but overall growth in the second half...

Lenovo-Compal joint venture to outsource front-end manufacturing to China OEMs

Aug 12, 11:51

Lenovo and Compal Electronics' joint venture in China has recently started outsourcing its front-end manufacturing to China-based notebook OEMs, aiming to quickly raise its capacity,...

Samsung, Apple reportedly developing 12-inch and above tablets

Aug 12, 11:46

Samsung is reportedly developing tablets with a 12-inch or larger display echoing rumors that Apple reportedly has similar plans. Sources from the upstream supply chain believe the...

Wistron July notebook shipments lowest in 2013

Aug 9, 10:31

Taiwan-based ODM Wistron shipped 1.65 million notebooks in July, the lowest monthly level so far in 2013, according to the company.

Samsung to end notebook production by Compal, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 8, 12:03

Samsung Electronics will stop outsourcing its notebook production to Taiwan-based Compal Electronics in September 2013, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily...

Taiwan market: Sales proportion of touchscreen notebooks may be below 20% in 4Q13

Aug 7, 12:05

Touchscreen models' proportion in total notebook sales in the Taiwan market in the fourth quarter of 2013 is likely to be less than 20%, lower than the originally expected 30-40%,...

Simplo expects more than 10% gross margins for 3Q13

Aug 5, 22:04

Taiwan-based notebook battery maker Simplo Technology expects its third-quarter gross margin to remain at 11%, about the same as that of the first half of the year and the company...

Compal biggest winner in Dell 2014 notebook orders

Aug 5, 21:42

Dell has finished its notebook request for quotation (RFQ) for 2014 and will outsource 90% of its enterprise orders to Compal Electronics, while orders for consumer models are split...

TCAS 2013 sees weak sales

Aug 5, 16:10

The Taipei Computer Application Show (TCAS) 2013, which opened on August 1, had over 520,000 visitors in the first four days, a number similar to that during the same period in the...

Inventec expects to ship 6 million notebooks from Chongqing factory

Aug 2, 14:20

Inventec is expected to ship six million notebooks, including Hewlett-Packard (HP) models and Toshiba consumer models, from its factory in Chongqing, western China, in 2013, accounting...

Jabil reportedly to enter notebook and smartphone manufacturing businesses

Jul 31, 22:06

US-based electronics manufacturing service (EMS) provider Jabil Circuit reportedly plans to enter the notebook and smartphone manufacturing businesses, as the company recently started...

Notebook vendors conservative about touchscreen notebook shipments in 3Q13

Jul 31, 16:16

Notebook vendors increasingly are conservative about touchscreen notebook shipments in the third quarter of 2013, and in general are not expected to start shipments until September,...

Touchscreen notebook penetration to fall below expectations

Jul 31, 16:08

Touchscreen notebooks may not be able to achieve the market penetration expected as channel retailers have placed most of their focus on clearing existing inventories of Ivy-bridge-based...

Many 2-in-1 models in development, but shipments likely to be small, say Taiwan makers

Jul 31, 15:12

Under active promotion by Intel, vendors have been developing 2-in-1 notebook/tablet convertible models for launch in the second half of 2013 but are conservative about sales volumes...

HP expected to regain status of largest notebook vendor, say Taiwan makers

Jul 30, 20:47

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is expected to see notebook shipments in the third quarter of 2013 increase 15-20% on quarter while Lenovo is expected to see a sequential drop of 7-9%, therefore...

Notebook shipments grow 0.4% in 2Q13, says WitsView

Jul 30, 15:16

Notebook shipments attained 39.4 million in shipments during the second quarter of 2013, up 0.4% on quarter, while shipments of the top nine vendors in the market declined 0.7% on...

Enterprise PC demand may benefit from the end of Windows XP support

Jul 29, 15:30

As Microsoft is set to end its support for Windows XP in April, 2014, sources from the upstream supply chain believe the action will help trigger a PC replacement trend in the enterprise...

Shipments of 15-inch notebooks decreasing, while 11-inch rise

Jul 26, 16:05

Shipments of 15-inch notebooks are on the decline due to the stagnant market in Europe, while 11.6-inch models have been significantly increasing due to Microsoft offering large discounts...

Google announces Chromecast and second-generation Nexus 7

Jul 25, 15:15

Google has launched its second-generation Nexus 7 and the Chromecast, a device that can be plugged into TVs, PCs, smartphones or tablets for watching online content.

Google second-generation Nexus 7 tablet

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...

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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.

  • Microsoft+Surface+Pro+3+tablet%2Fnotebook

    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.

  • Toshiba+Satellite+P55t

    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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