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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: Tuesday 19 August 2014 [2780 news items]

HP may cooperate with Flextronics in the Brazil notebook market

Sep 2, 21:42

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is reportedly considering cooperating with Flextronics for product manufacturing for the Brazil market, as the US-based vendor is said to be adopting a new business...

Inventec merger may trigger consolidation among notebook and handset ODMs

Aug 29, 14:33

Taiwan-based notebook and handset ODMs are likely heading for a new wave of industry consolidation taking cues from the successful merger between notebook maker Inventec and its associated...

Taiwan market: Acer offers sub-NT$20,000 Haswell notebook

Aug 29, 12:33

Acer has recently cut the price of a notebook featuring a Haswell-based Core i5 processor to below NT$20,000 (US$667) in Taiwan and is aiming to compete for the back-to-school demand...

Digitimes Research: Japan notebook vendors shift focus back to domestic market

Aug 27, 14:13

After Lenovo bought NEC's PC business and renamed it as NEC Lenovo, there are only four major Japan-based vendors that are still active in the PC industry: Fujitsu, Toshiba, Sony...

Japan vendors turn to focus on the local notebook market

Notebook ODMs integrating R&D resources to cut costs

Aug 26, 12:14

Notebook ODMs have recently started integrating their R&D resources from different departments and are using their idle capacity to develop tablets, smartphones or wearable devices,...

Chassis makers prefer thermoplastic curing process for carbon fiber products

Aug 23, 14:49

As carbon fiber-reinforced plastic chassis are expected to enjoy strong growth in 2014, chassis makers are placing most of their resources on developing the thermoplastic curing process...

Notebook shipments slow in July and August; expected to affect supply chain 3Q13 performance

Aug 23, 11:37

Notebook shipments have been slow throughout July and August 2013 and are not likely to pick up until September, according to supply chain sources.

Global second-tier notebook market declining

Aug 23, 11:26

The ratio of second-tier notebooks (notebooks offered by non-top-10 vendors) to global notebook shipments has dropped to below 10% recently as most makers have shifted to the development...

Pegatron expects sequential drops in 3Q13 notebook, desktop, motherboard shipments

Aug 22, 10:52

Taiwan-based ODM Pegatron expects a 5-10% sequential decrease in its third-quarter 2013 notebook shipments and a 10-15% decline for desktops and motherboards, according to the comp...

HP surpasses Lenovo in 10-month notebook shipments in 2013

Aug 21, 22:09

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is expected to return as the largest notebook brand vendor worldwide with shipments for the first 10 months of 2013 reaching 23.5 million units, higher than Lenovo's...

Notebook players finding gaming PC business still a bright spot in dismal PC market

Aug 19, 22:09

Notebook players such as second-tier ODMs Clevo and Shuttle, as well as brand vendors Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI), are seeing their gaming notebook businesses...

Notebook ODMs seeking measures to stay competitive in 2014

Aug 19, 14:06

Notebook ODMs are taking measures to handle the challenges they may face in 2014. In addition to seeking new business opportunities such as wearable devices and cloud computing datacenters,...

Lenovo to produce 60% of its notebooks in-house in 2014

Aug 19, 11:50

Lenovo reportedly will produce 60% of its notebooks in-house in 2014, while outsourcing to Compal Electronics will drop to only 30% of total shipments from the previous 50%, and Wistron's...

Digitimes Research: China tablet and notebook touch panel shipments to register pronounced growth in 3Q13

Aug 19, 10:19

While shipments of touch panels for handset applications will continue to dominate the touch panel industry in China in the second half of 2013, the ratio of tablet touch panels will...

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...

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