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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.

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Compal Electronics expects 2H13 notebook shipments to take up 55% of 2013 total, says president

Jun 24, 10:26

Compal Electronics expects notebook shipments in the second half of 2013 to account for 55% of the total for the year, company president Ray Chen said at a 2013 shareholders meeting...

ECS to downsize capital by 38%

Jun 21, 14:58

Elitegroup Computer Systems' (ECS) proposed reduction in its paid-in capital of 38% from NT$11.83 billion (US$394 million) to NT$7.34 billion was passed at its 2013 shareholders meeting...

Pegatron expects 10% growth in 2Q13 shipments

Jun 19, 22:30

Seeing better-than-expected performances in both April and May, Pegatron Technology expects its notebook and motherboard shipments in the second quarter to meet its forecasts and...

Taiwan vendors, ODMs turn conservative about 2H13 notebook shipments

Jun 19, 15:54

Taiwan-based notebook vendors and ODMs originally expected shipments in the first and second halves of 2013 to be in a ratio of 40:60 or 45:55, but have started turning conservative...

Asustek expects 10% sequential drop in 2Q13 notebook and tablet shipments

Jun 18, 10:48

Asustek Computer, originally expected to enjoy sequential growth in notebook shipments and a slight on-quarter drop in tablet shipments in the second quarter, has adjusted both forecasts...

Wistron, Inventec unlikely to see notebook revenue proportion drop below 50% in the short term

Jun 17, 15:49

Although Wistron and Inventec are both aggressively trying to reduce their notebook business revenue contributions to minimize the impact of the weakening notebook industry, since...

Inventec aims to ship 30 million PC-products in 2014

Jun 14, 12:11

Inventec aims to ship 20 million notebooks and other PC-related products in 2013 and expects shipments to increase 50% to 30 million units in 2014 as the company will start shipping...

Smart connected device shipments in emerging markets to surpass 1 billion by 2014, says IDC

Jun 13, 22:21

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Smart Connected Device Tracker, global shipments of smart connected devices (PCs, tablets, and smartphones) are expected to surpass 1.7 billion...

Notebook ODMs bracing for price war

Jun 13, 12:23

Notebook brand vendors have recently started the request-for-quotation (RFQ) process for 2014 orders. But because of the notebook industry's weak shipments and Lenovo increasing in-house...

Notebook ODMs see mixed revenue performance in May

Jun 11, 14:07

Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have announced their revenues for May 2013 with Quanta achieving NT$61.08 billion (US$2.04 billion), down 0.5% on month and...

Apple upgrades MacBook Air with fourth-generation Intel Core CPUs

Jun 11, 10:39

Apple has updated MacBook Air with all-day battery life, fourth-generation Intel Core processors with faster graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and flash storage that is up to 45% faster than...

Commentary: Samsung deepens cooperation with Microsoft, paving way to notebook market

Jun 10, 15:49

South Korea-based Samsung Electronics supplies key components such as panels to Microsoft while developing new notebooks using Microsoft's operating systems. Samsung can use discounts...

AMD reportedly to join Chromebook camp

Jun 6, 15:07

As the IT market is gradually stepping into a generation filled with mixed platforms, AMD is reportedly planning to join Google's Chromebook supply chain, hoping to penetrate Intel's...

Spencer Pan, managing director of AMD Greater China

MSI to push for shipment growth in all product lines in 2013

Jun 5, 20:51

Micro-Star International (MSI) expects its motherboard, graphics card, notebook and tablet shipments to grow significantly on year in 2013 as it has finalized its business organization...

Charles Jiang, MSI executive vice president

Upstream notebook supply chain sees growing orders in June

Jun 5, 20:48

Orders from notebook brand vendors to the upstream supply chain have started growing strong recently and are expected to benefit the supply chain's overall shipments in the second...

Make good products and growth will come naturally: Q&A with Gigabyte notebook team

Jun 5, 11:56

Despite being one of the market leaders in the motherboard and graphics card industries, Gigabyte Technology is relatively unknown as a notebook player. Digitimes recently sat down...

Richard Ma

Computex 2013: Asustek and Acer exhibits

Jun 5, 11:31

On the fourth floor of Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, many brands are showcasing their latest products and technologies for Computex 2013 from June 4-8.

Asus Taichi

Digitimes Research: Taiwan notebook shipments enjoy growth in May

Jun 5, 11:26

First-tier notebook vendors and ODMs enjoyed on-month shipment growth in May with brand vendors together having an increase of over 10% and ODMs around 5%, according to Digitimes...

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Touchscreen notebook proportion expected to rise to 40% in 3Q13

Jun 3, 20:21

As vendors will launch more touchscreen notebooks, the proportion of notebooks sold in the Taiwan market with touchscreens is expected to rise from 10-15% in the first half of 2013...

Acer, Asustek to showcase the latest innovations at Computex 2013

May 31, 15:32

At Computex 2013, Acer will showcase two Windows 8 tablets, the 8-inch W3 810 and 11.6-inch Bulgari, while Asustek Computer reportedly will display its new Zenbooks featuring reinforced...

Global tablet shipments to grow 62% in 2013, says MIC

May 31, 15:08

There will be 182 million notebooks shipped globally in 2013, decreasing 5.3% on year, while tablet shipments will increase 62.2% to 228 million, according to the Market Intelligence...

EETI launches single-chip touchscreen ICs for notebooks, tablets and all-in-one devices

May 31, 12:24

Egalax-empia Technology (EETI) has rolled out a single-chip touchscreen IC solution which has been adopted by a number of desktop and notebook companies for their new models slated...

Digitimes Research: Global 2Q13 handset touch panel shipments to show 5% sequential growth

May 31, 10:55

The second quarter is the beginning of the traditional boom season for the touch panel market and demand from handset makers has been reviving. Digitimes Research predicts that global...

Notebook supply chain sees trouble satisfying downstream demand in China

May 29, 22:13

As Lenovo's PC manufacturing joint venture in Hefei, eastern China is set to ship 10 million products in 2013, sources from the notebook supply chain are concerned that they may have...

PC outlook falls as market increasingly looks to tablets, says IDC

May 29, 16:07

Worldwide PC shipments are now expected to fall by 7.8% in 2013 according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The new forecast reflects a shift in PC buying trends as users...

Notebook vendors to defer shipments for 60 days, say Taiwan makers

May 29, 15:19

Notebook vendors will wait till July before ramping up their orders in preparation for the back-to-school demand, a delay of about 60 days as compared to the usual practice in previous...

One quarter of all notebooks to ship with touchscreens by 2016, says IHS

May 23, 11:38

Driven by falling prices and a major initiative from Intel, shipments of touch-enabled mobile PCs are expected to enjoy rapid growth in 2013 and the coming years, rising to about...

Samsung to launch complete line up of notebooks in 2H13

May 21, 19:13

Samsung Electronics has been developing a line up of notebooks for launch in June and the second half of 2013 ranging from consumer to business use and from entry-level to high-end,...

TPK expected to see decline in touch screen notebook market share during 2Q13

May 21, 14:40

TPK's market share for touch screen solutions used in notebook products is expected to drop to below 50% in the second quarter of 2013, according to industry sources.

Chicony seeks growth from non-notebook product lines

May 20, 21:55

Seeing the notebook industry suffering from weak demand, Taiwan-based keyboard maker Chicony Electronics has turned to its non-notebook businesses such as external keyboards and camera...

Taiwan component makers conservative about growth in 2H13 notebook shipments

May 20, 15:31

While many vendors and ODMs expect notebook shipments in the second half of 2013 to significantly increase from the first, Taiwan-based component makers generally hold conservative...

Windows 8.1 estimated to launch in late October

May 16, 14:18

Notebooks featuring Microsoft's new Windows 8.1 (Windows Blue) will start volume production in mid-September with the official launch of the operating system estimated to be around...

Notebook vendors pessimistic about 3Q13 outlook, say Taiwan makers

May 15, 16:05

Notebook vendors originally thought that Microsoft would launch Windows Blue in September 2013 and the new operating system could pair with Intel's Haswell platform, to be unveiled...

Fujitsu considers hike in domestic in-house production due to yen depreciation

May 15, 14:47

Japan-based Fujitsu is considering increasing the proportion of domestic in-house production because the depreciation of the Japanese yen means production costs in Japan have decreased,...

Quanta Computer expects 2H13 notebook shipments to rise 50% from 1H13

May 14, 21:49

Quanta Computer expects its notebook shipments in the second half of 2013 to increase by 50% from the first half, company vice chairman CC Leung said at an investors conference on...

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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.

  • Gigabyte+P27K+gaming+notebook

    Gigabyte P27K gaming notebook

    Gigabyte Technology has released a new gaming notebook, the P27K with a 17.3-inch Full HD 1080p display. The notebook features a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor and an...

    Photo: Company, Sep 24.

  • Acer+Aspire+R7%2D572+notebook

    Acer Aspire R7-572 notebook

    With the Ezel hinge, Acer's Aspire R7-572 notebook has four modes of operation: a traditional notebook; a table top pad; a touch display; and the unique Ezel mode, which allows the...

    Photo: Company, Sep 5.

  • Acer+Aspire+V+series+notebook

    Acer Aspire V series notebook

    Acer's V series product lines offers specifications of 15.6-inch, 14-inch and 11.6-inch displays. All models are available with a choice of touch or non-touch panel. They are also...

    Photo: Company, Jul 23.

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  • Tablet vendors going large with panel sizes

    Seeing the 7-inch tablet market suffering from fierce price competition, several vendors are turning to focus on 8-inch and above segments to avoid profit...