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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]

Simplo reports 2012 EPS of NT$10.71

Mar 22, 15:15

Battery pack maker Simplo Technology reported fourth-quarter 2012 financial performance with revenues reaching NT$16.62 billion (US$556 million). The firm reported gross profits of...

Quanta, Compal, Wistron expected to see sequential growth in March notebook shipments

Mar 21, 18:48

Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics and Wistron saw their notebook shipments in February significantly decrease on month due to fewer working days arising from the Lunar New Year...

Inhontech joins branded notebook and smartphone competition

Mar 21, 14:08

Taiwan-based Inhon Technologies Group (Inhontech), an ODM maker of glass fiber handset and notebook cases, chassis and other plastics parts, has recently entered the branded smartphone...

Most notebook component makers expect 5-10% sequential drops in 1Q13 revenues

Mar 20, 12:10

Due to weak global demand for notebooks, most Taiwan-based notebook component makers expect their revenues for the first quarter of 2013 to decrease sequentially by 5-10%. But their...

First-tier vendors to supply more notebook models with no OS

Mar 18, 21:28

Several first-tier notebook brand vendors including Lenovo have reportedly been raising their shipment proportions of models without an operating system (OS) to attract consumers,...

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Mobility is reshaping consumer gadget spending and behavior, says Gartner

Mar 18, 15:11

Household adoption and spending on consumer technology products is shifting faster than expected in favor of gadgets and services that are portable or mobile and those that deliver...

A Google OS would struggle to compete with Windows for 1-2 years, say Taiwan notebook platers

Mar 15, 12:22

While Google is likely to integrate Chrome OS with Android, such a Google OS would struggle to compete with Windows in the global notebook market at least for one to two years, according...

Google said to integrate Android with Chrome OS

PC-related IC designers likely to post disappointing 1Q13 results

Mar 15, 12:19

IC design houses including Elan Microelectronics, Realtek Semiconductor, and Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) are likely to report disappointing revenue results for the first quarter...

PC supply chain sentiment remains weak despite Microsoft price cuts

Mar 13, 13:46

Despite price breaks offered by Microsoft on its Windows 8 and Office software, sentiment in the PC supply chain still remains weak, in view of orders received in March and second-quarter...

Quanta February notebook shipments down 12.1% sequentially

Mar 12, 10:40

Quanta Computer shipped 2.9 million notebooks in February, decreasing 12.1% sequentially, according to the company. Notebook shipments for the first two months of 2013 reached 6.2...

HP, Acer, Asustek to ship 2.0, 1.7, 1.1 million notebooks in March, say Taiwan makers

Mar 8, 11:23

Hewlett-Packard (HP), Acer and Asustek Computer will ship two million, 1.7 million and 1.1 million notebooks in March, growing over 27%, nearly 20% and 17-18%, respectively, according...

Elan, EETI likely to hit record revenues for March

Mar 7, 21:52

Taiwan-based IC design houses Elan Microelectronics and Egalax-Empia Technology (EETI) are likely to see March revenues hit record monthly levels due to growing demand for touch ICs...

Digitimes Research: Notebook brand vendors and ODMs see shipments drop in February

Mar 7, 16:06

Due to fewer working days in February and persistently weak demand in the notebook market, the top-3 notebook ODMs saw their combined shipments for the month drop 18% sequentially...

The notebook industry sees shipment drop in February

Touchscreen notebooks to enjoy at least 10% price cut after Windows 8 discount

Mar 7, 13:49

Touchscreen notebook prices are expected to drop at least 10% when the recently reported Windows 8 licensing fee discounts provided by Microsoft go into effect, while some entry-level...

Monitor and notebook panel prices expected to drop further in March

Mar 6, 21:49

Large-size IT panels used in monitor applications are expected to drop as much as US$0.50 during the first half of March 2013 while notebook panels are expected to drop the same amount,...

Acer, HP seeking breakthroughs in notebook design

Mar 6, 13:45

Hoping to regain their momentum in the IT market, Acer and Hewlett-Packard (HP) are developing new chassis and hinge designs for their upcoming Haswell-based notebooks, according...

Notebook battery makers see decreased February revenues

Stockwatch - Mar 6, 11:24

Notebook battery makers Simplo Technology, Dynapack international Technology and Celxpert Energy have reported decreased consolidated revenues for February.

Pegatron expects decreases in 1Q13 notebook, desktop, motherboard shipments

Mar 5, 18:57

Pegatron Technology expects notebook shipments during the first quarter of 2013 to slip on quarter by 20-25% and desktop and motherboard shipments by 30-35%, company CEO Jason Cheng...

Touchscreen models may account for 10% of 2Q13 notebook shipments

Mar 5, 15:40

Touchscreen notebooks are estimated to account for 5-6% of total notebook shipments in the first quarter and with the launch of new models, the percentage may reach 10% in the second...

Penetration rate of notebook touch panels to exceed 15% in 2013, says TPK chairman

Mar 4, 15:10

Despite weak sales of Microsoft's Windows 8, Michael Chiang, chairman of Taiwan-based touch panel maker TPK Holding, continues to be optimistic about the growth of large-size touch...

Michael Chiang, chairman of TPK

New notebook models to boost shipments in 2Q13

Mar 4, 14:49

Notebook brand vendors are expected to see strong sequential shipment growth in the second quarter due to launches of their new Haswell-based models, according to sources from the...

Acer to shift 90% notebook production to Chongqing, China

Mar 1, 15:09

Acer recently decided to increase the percentage of notebook production in Chongqing, China to 90%, beginning in the second quarter of 2013, according to industry sources. Due to...

Notebook shipments stagnant in Brazil due to tax dispute

Mar 1, 12:31

With production capacity for notebooks rising fast in Brazil, state governments in the South American country have run into a dispute between themselves over tax rates for notebook...

Mobile device market to reach 2.6 billion units by 2016, says Canalys

Feb 26, 15:56

Worldwide mobile device shipments (notebooks, tablets, smartphones and phones) will reach 2.6 billion units by 2016, according to the latest forecasts from Canalys. Tablets will be...

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet

Feb 26, 11:23

Samsung Electronics has launched its 8-inch tablet, the Galaxy Note 8.0 with functions including multi-window options to split the portable 8-inch screen and allow access to a number...

China market: 4Q12 smart device shipments up 7.2% sequentially, says IDC

Feb 25, 11:57

There were 90.65 million smart terminal devices shipped in the China market during the fourth quarter of 2012, increasing 7.2% sequentially, according to IDC China.

Top notebook manufacturers start 2013 on a weak note, says IHS

Feb 22, 11:40

The world's leading notebook ODMs will endure a bleak first quarter and slow first half in 2013, before ultra-thin PC sales help revive the market later in the year, according to...

Taiwan PC industry at a critical moment: An interview with Wistron chairman

Feb 22, 11:16

As the PC Industry is having trouble achieving growth, transformation has become a new trend among the industry players, Wistron chairman Simon Lin has told Digitimes in a recent...

Simon Lin, Wistron chairman

Wintel camp mulls measures to rekindle weakening notebook industry

Feb 21, 11:52

Suppliers within the Wintel camp are mulling to launch a series of measures, including price cuts for their products, in the second quarter of 2013 to rekindle the stymied notebook...

Quartz component maker TXC to post 10-15% sales drop in 1Q13

Feb 20, 22:28

Quartz component manufacturer TXC is expected to report a 10-15% sequential decrease in consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2013, due to a seasonal slowdown in orders,...

Acer expects shipment growth for tablets, notebooks and smartphones in 2013

Feb 19, 18:48

Acer will focus on pushing its tablet, notebook and smartphone shipments in 2013 and is aiming to ship more than five million tablets in the year, according to company president Jim...

Quanta ships 3.3 million notebooks in January

Feb 19, 15:36

Quanta Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$70.24 billion (US$2.38 billion) for January with notebook shipments reaching 3.3 million units, down from 3.8 million in...

Asustek reports strong January sales

Feb 19, 12:28

Asustek Computer has announced revenues of NT$40.11 billion (US$1.35 billion) for January, up 35.78% on year, mainly due to strong tablet and notebook shipment growth. However, the...

Lenovo may be largest notebook vendor in 1Q13, say Taiwan makers

Feb 7, 19:46

Lenovo is likely to ship the most notebooks in the global market during the first quarter of 2013, according to estimates by Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Wistron to lower notebook revenue contribution to below 40% by 2015, says chairman

Feb 6, 22:20

Wistron will gradually shift its focus from notebook to non-notebook businesses with its after-sales service business starting to see rapid growth in 2013, and its IT product recycling...

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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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