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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]

Haswell-based notebooks to arrive in channels at the end of May

May 13, 15:23

Notebook brand vendors' new Haswell-based products have mostly been shipped and are estimated to arrive in retail channels worldwide at the end of May; however, since the new models...

Quanta Computer sees significant decrease in April notebook shipments

May 13, 10:39

Taiwan-based ODM Quanta Computer shipped 2.9 million notebooks in April, slipping 17.1% on month, according to the company.

Smart mobile device shipments exceed 300 million in 1Q13, says Canalys

May 10, 10:51

Total smart mobile device (notebook, tablet and smartphone) shipments for first-quarter 2013 hit 308.7 million units, according to Canalys' latest worldwide estimates. This represents...

Global notebook shipments to increase significantly in 2H13, says Compal chairman

May 9, 20:12

While global notebook sales have so far been stagnant, shipments in the second half of 2013 are expected to see large growth from the first half mainly due to the launch of new models...

Component makers seeking high gross margin business opportunities

May 8, 15:03

Notebook component makers such as Simplo Technology and Dynapack International Technology have started landing orders for mobile products such as tablets and smartphones due to weakening...

Taiwan market: Channels begin to clear old models before launch of Haswell

May 8, 14:58

As Intel will unveil Haswell in early June, retail channels in the Taiwan market have begun to clear notebooks and desktops by lowering prices by 10% on average, while some models...

Touchscreen models to account for 50% of Acer notebook shipments in 2014

May 6, 22:38

Acer is set to raise the shipment proportion of its touchscreen notebooks from 12% of the total volume in the first quarter to 50% by 2014 and 70% by 2015, according to Acer vice...

Notebook and monitor vendors plan to release Ultra HD products

May 6, 22:02

Notebook and monitor vendors are expected to release products equipped with Ultra HD panels in 2013, according to industry sources.

Acer unveils new ultrabooks, notebooks and tablet

May 6, 14:49

At a press event held in New York, Acer has unveiled its latest mobile products including the Aspire R7, a 15.6-inch notebook; Aspire P3 ultrabook; Iconia A1 7.9-inch tablet; and...

Acer chairman expects 5% on-year growth in 2Q13 notebook shipments

May 6, 14:01

During a recent product launch event in New York, Acer chairman JT Wang said the company has a good chance of seeing a 5% on-year revenue growth in the second quarter.

Digitimes Research: Global top-5 notebook brands see over 20% shipment drop in April

May 6, 11:38

Global top-5 notebook brands together suffered a more than 20% on-month shipment drop in April, while top-3 ODMs together had a drop of 14% due to most brand vendors having started...

Wintek expects increased shipments of notebook touch panels in 2Q13

May 3, 16:08

Wintek expects shipments of notebook touch panels in the second quarter of 2013 to significantly increase on quarter, with revenue proportion to rise from about 5% to 8-10%, according...

Taiwan component makers turn conservative about 2Q13

May 3, 15:36

Taiwan-based component makers, in view of stagnant growth in global demand for notebooks and desktops, have turned conservative about their business outlooks for the second quarter...

Acer set to launch US$399 touchscreen notebook in May

Apr 29, 21:37

Acer plans to release an 11.6-inch touchscreen notebook in mid-May, priced at only US$399 and since such a price point has already hit brand vendors' bottom line, there is unlikely...

Panel makers expected to produce Ultra HD tablet and notebook panels in 2013

Apr 23, 20:34

Panel makers have plans to produce Ultra HD (3840 by 2160) panels for use in tablets and notebooks, according to industry sources.

Notebook ODMs to see mixed declines in April shipments

Apr 22, 22:09

Notebook ODMs are expected to see on-month shipment declines in April with Compal Electronics and Wistron dropping about 10%. Meanwhile, Quanta and Pegatron will only see single-digit...

Intel promotes Android convertible notebooks, say vendors

Apr 19, 14:54

Viewing that Windows 8 has been unable to stimulate global demand for notebooks, and global sales of Android tablets have been increasing, Intel has begun to promote Android tablet-convertible...

Touchscreen notebooks may enjoy strong shipment growth in 2Q13

Apr 15, 23:35

Touchscreen notebook shipments may reach 4.2 million units in the second quarter, up 70% sequentially, as the production yield rate of touch panels has been improving, helping to...

Touchscreen notebook costs may fall in 3Q13

Apr 15, 15:03

Since its launch, sales of Microsoft's Windows 8 have been bleak. Industry sources have noted that due to limited supply of touch panels and low yields, prices of touchscreen notebooks...

TPT to ramp up notebook board shipments in 2013

Apr 15, 14:26

PCB maker Taiwan PCB Techvest (TPT) has been delivering notebook-use PCBs rolled out from its new plant in Suining, Sichuan province, China to clients for verification as the company...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments see record decline in 1Q13

Apr 12, 15:29

Global notebook shipments suffered a drop in the first quarter, down 14.1% sequentially and 13.7% on year, the sharpest decline in the notebook industry's history, showing the current...

Taiwan market: Touchscreen notebooks to enjoy 20-25% price drops

Apr 10, 13:46

Taiwan-based first-tier notebook brand vendors will drop their touchscreen notebook prices around 20-25% for the upcoming Softex consumer trade show in Taiwan, thanks to Microsoft's...

Digitimes Research: Notebook players see combined growth of about 20% in March shipments

Apr 10, 12:26

First-tier notebook brand vendors and ODMs saw their shipments grow significantly on month with the top-five brand vendors together enjoying a shipment growth of 20% and the top-three...

Wistron reports rising March revenues

Apr 9, 14:30

Notebook ODM firm Wistron saw March consolidated revenues reach NT$60.88 billion (US$2.02 billion), showing a sequential increase of 37.07% and an on-year increase of 11.18%. The...

Gigabyte sees growth in March revenues

Apr 9, 13:50

Gigabyte Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$4.43 billion (US$147.54 million) for March, up 30.3% on month and 8.96% on year, while revenues reached NT$12.4 billion...

Asustek March revenues show 29% sequential growth

Apr 9, 13:43

Asustek Computer reported March revenues of NT$41.847 billion (US$1.39 billion), representing an on-month growth of 29.49% and an on-year growth of 24.30%. Accumulated revenues in...

Nvidia introduces new GeForce 700M GPUs for notebook

Apr 2, 15:11

Nvidia has announced five new notebook GPUs, featuring the company's latest technologies - GPU Boost 2.0, Optimus and GeForce Experience software.

Nvidia GeForce 700M GPU

IC suppliers see sluggish 1H13

Apr 2, 12:36

Taiwan-based PC related IC suppliers have been hit by sluggish sales as demand for conventional PCs and notebooks has been slow, and their buisness will likely remain stagnant throughout...

Digitimes Research: Androidbook may show up in 3Q13

Apr 2, 11:52

Google has already been in the notebook industry for almost three years with its Chromebook. Although the device's shipments are still small, the volume should be able to surpass...

Chromebook Pixel

Commentary: Labor shortages, rising wages in China push notebook component firms toward automation

Apr 1, 11:10

China continues to increase minimum wages but labor shortages along the coast continue sending the notebook supply chain moving inward to central China. The lack of labor is notebook...

Notebook brand vendors to secure touch panel supply with security deposits

Mar 28, 14:10

As touchscreen notebooks are expected to account for a double-digit share of the global notebook market in 2013, up from only a single-digit percentage in 2012, notebook brand vendors...

Intel to separate 3rd-generation ultrabooks into 3 price groups

Mar 27, 22:38

Intel has unveiled its plans for third-generation ultrabooks to downstream partners and is separating the segment into three major price levels, hoping to satisfy different consumer...

Worldwide smart connected device shipments cross one billion units in 2012, says IDC

Mar 27, 11:18

Worldwide shipments of smart connected devices grew 29.1% on year in 2012, crossing one billion units shipped with a value of US$576.9 billion, according to IDC. The market expansion...

ODMs see weaker profits from tablet business

Mar 26, 14:10

As Google and Amazon reportedly will release their next-generation 7-inch entry-level tablets in the near future, sources from the upstream supply chain have estimated that related...

Brand vendors cautious about Microsoft when it comes to hardware design

Mar 25, 22:46

Notebook brand vendors have turned cautious about revealing their new products' industrial designs for next-generation Windows as they are concerned that Microsoft may use their designs...

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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.

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    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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