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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: Friday 12 September 2014 [2798 news items]

ODM orders from notebook vendors likely to fluctuate in 2H13, say Taiwan makers

Jul 12, 11:44

The number of molds ordered by notebook vendors has increased since June but most are for use by a single machine, implying that vendors' order volumes may fluctuate widely in the...

Quanta sees revenue and shipment growth in June

Jul 11, 12:06

Quanta Computer has disclosed that its consolidated revenues and notebook shipments for June grew sequentially. Quanta shipped 4.1 million notebooks in the month.

Notebook brand vendors hesitant over orders in 2014

Jul 10, 22:09

Notebook brand vendors are having trouble finishing their 2013 request for quotation (RFQ) processes as early as in previous years due to conservative attitudes about the notebook...

Pegatron sees on-year growth in June revenues

Jul 10, 21:55

Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$66.54 billion (US$2.21 billion) for June, down 7.65% on month and 12.44% on year, NT$203.99 billion for the second quarter,...

Taiwan retailers stocking fewer notebooks for summer 2013

Jul 9, 15:48

Seeing that notebook demand may be weaker than expected during the summer, Taiwan channel retailers have prepared less inventory for the summer. Inventory for the back-to-school season...

Wistron sees growth in June notebook shipments

Jul 9, 11:14

Wistron has announced revenues and notebook shipments for June with shipment volume increasing 13.5% on month to 2.1 million units and reaching 5.85 million units in the second quarter,...

Sony to give Quanta over 90% of its notebook orders for 2014

Jul 8, 22:01

Sony has reportedly given over 90% of its 2014 notebook orders to Quanta Computer, leaving only a small portion to the vendor's other ODM partners Wistron and Foxconn Electronics...

Notebook vendors concerned about Apple application for USB/SD hybrid port patent, say Taiwan makers

Jul 5, 15:51

Apple has filed a patent application with the USPTO for a hybrid USB/SD port which combines a USB port with SD card slot to save space to make notebooks slimmer. Ultrabook vendors...

Notebook ODMs expect mixed monthly performance in 3Q13

Jul 3, 22:28

Notebook ODMs saw their shipments enjoy an on-month growth in June, but expect an on-month drop in July, growth in August and then to reach their annual peaks in September, according...

Microsoft SST program not attracting brand vendors

Jul 3, 22:02

Microsoft's Small Screen Touch (SST) program, which offers Windows licensing discounts on touchscreen devices with a display size of 11.6-inch or below, is struggling to attract notebook...

Notebook component makers worried about tight schedules to meet shipments in August-September

Jul 2, 21:54

Notebook shipments mainly based on Haswell to international vendors are expected to drastically increase in August and peak in September, according to Taiwan-based ODMs. In response,...

Digitimes Research: Notebook players enjoy on-month growth in June

Jul 2, 15:30

Major notebook brand vendors and ODMs enjoyed on-month shipment growths in June with brand vendors together seeing a growth of 19% and ODMs 16%. Among the brand vendors, Hewlett-Packard...

Notebook brand vendors conducting product R&D directly with component makers

Jul 1, 21:58

Notebook brand vendors have started conducting product R&D themselves and are directly discussing with hinge makers about development ideas, skipping ODMs, which used to do R&D...

Taiwan component makers increase subcontract orders to China makers

Jul 1, 21:36

Viewing that their profits are being impacted by weakened notebook demand, some Taiwan-based notebook component makers have increased subcontracting their orders to China-based makers...

Notebook players conservative about placing IC orders for 2H13

Jul 1, 10:15

Notebook brands and ODMs have become more conservative about placing IC orders for the second half of 2013 amid rising uncertainty over their business outlook for the rest of the...

Asustek may fail to reach 2013 notebook shipment goal; could also see drop in profits

Jun 26, 21:50

Asustek Computer may have difficulty achieving its shipment goal of 20 million notebooks for 2013 and its tablet shipments may only reach 12 million units, at most, as its second-quarter...

AUO and Innolux see steady notebook touch panel orders

Jun 26, 20:17

Innolux and AU Optronics (AUO) are continuing to receive orders from notebook vendors for touch panels, which will likely push the two companies to hold a 10% combined notebook touch...

HP unveils latest products in Beijing

Jun 25, 15:52

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has unveiled several new notebooks, tablets, convertibles, Chromebooks and all-in-one PCs at its WorldTour conference in Beijing, China.

Price gap between Haswell and Ivy Bridge notebooks may reach 40% in July

Jun 24, 21:43

Notebook brand vendors have mostly priced their Ivy Bridge-based models 20-30% cheaper than Haswell-based models to help digest their inventories and the price gap is expected to...

Quanta targets 3S as the new business directions

Jun 24, 21:12

Quanta Computer is targeting the 3S - software, system and solution - as the company's new business directions for the future and is set to bring the revenue contribution of its notebook...

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...

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