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Virtual reality on the rise
  • Virtual reality has become the latest topic of the PC industry with players such as Samsung, HTC, Google and Sony, all aggressively pushing into.

    Last update: Wednesday 26 April 2017 [97 news items]

HTC North Asia chief leaves company, says paper

Newswatch - 8h 57min ago

Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia, has left the company for personal reasons, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Gaming notebook shipments expected to enjoy over 20% growth in 2017

Apr 20, 16:07

Gaming notebook shipments are expected to grow over 20% on year in 2017 from more than four million units shipped a year earlier thanks to price cuts by vendors and rising demand...

HTC teams up with Qingdao Publishing to tap educational VR market in China

Mar 29, 14:00

HTC has signed a strategic alliance agreement with China-based Qingdao Publishing Group to jointly develop a VR education platform targeting China.

HTC upbeat about Vive applications via Viveport in 2017

Mar 28, 15:38

Viveport, A VR platform established by HTC, has attracted registration by more than 20,000 independent VR (virtual reality) application developers, who have together launched about...

The signing of an MOU between HTC and Shenzhen City Government

HTC Vive to launch in Thailand in 2Q17

Mar 28, 14:18

HTC achieved strong results in China and the US with its HTC Vive virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) device in the past two years, and in the second quarter, HTC is planning...

HTC to launch Vive in Thailand in 2Q17

Acer to create VR system for National Palace Museum

Feb 9, 14:39

Following its partnership with IMAX over virtual reality experience centers, Acer will cooperate with Taiwan's National Palace Museum to create a VR system for visitors to view the...

AR/VR headsets to grow at 5-year CAGR of 108.3%, says IDC

Dec 19, 11:01

Worldwide augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset shipments are expected to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 108.3% over 2015-2020 forecast period, reaching...

VR/AR developers facing weak demand in 2017

Dec 5, 16:00

The virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) market was originally expected to pick up strongly in 2016, but demand for related applications has been weakening recently. Since the supply...

Commentary: Can HTC build a VR ecosystem in China?

Nov 25, 12:29

HTC has exerted efforts to help China build up its VR industry in order to establish an ecosystem that will enable it to maintain its leading market position in the VR segment, but...

HTC cooperates with Shenzhen City Government to foster VR industry

Nov 18, 14:16

HTC has signed a strategic cooperation pact with the city government of Shenzhen, southern China to set up a VR research institute, as well as a CNY10 billion (US$1.47 billion) Shenzhen...

Acer nets NT$0.28 per share for January-September

Nov 11, 11:34

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$58.593 billion (US$1.86 billion), gross margin 9.52%, net operating profit NT$471 million, net profit NT$249 million and net EPS NT$0.08...

HTC reports decreased sales for October

Nov 7, 10:56

HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.17 billion (US$259.64 million) of October, decreasing 12.43% on month and 8.66% on year. For the first 10 months of 2016, revenues totaled...

Royal Academy of Arts, HTC to jointly present 3D printed virtual reality art

Newswatch - Nov 2, 12:15

The Royal Academy of Arts of the UK and HTC have jointly announced that they will present the first ever 3D printed artworks in virtual reality in a display Virtually Real at the...

AMD pushing new projects for VR applications

Oct 19, 15:49

AMD has launched several new projects for its virtual reality (VR) business including GPU certification. It has enhanced its software/hardware platform and established a VR supply...

China MIIT forms alliance to promote VR industry

Oct 4, 15:29

Under the initiative of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), a total of 180 businesses, research institutes and academic organizations have jointly established...

HTC Viveport app store going online in over 30 countries

Oct 3, 10:59

Viveport, HTC's app store for its Vive virtual reality headset, which opened in China in April, is now launching publicly in more 30 countries, according to HTC.

Digitimes Research: Shipments of VR video-enabled smartphones, bundled VR devices to soar in 4Q16

Sep 23, 12:29

The penetration rate of VR-enabled smartphones and tablets, as well as shipments of VR devices bundled with gaming consoles or PCs will continue to soar in the fourth quarter of 2016,...

Acer to release VR backpack for 2017, targeting B2B market

Sep 21, 11:48

Acer is planning to launch a virtual reality (VR) backpack for 2017, but instead of the consumer sector, the product will mainly focus on the business to business (B2B) market. The...

Jerry Kao,IT products business division general manager at Acer

MSI partners with HTC to release VR One backpack PC

Sep 13, 14:00

Micro-Star International (MSI) has launched the VR One, a virtual reality (VR) backpack PC, in partnership with HTC's Vive team, featuring high-end specifications, specially designed...

MSI VR One backpack PC

Commentary: Business outlook for HMD VR devices still unclear

Sep 8, 16:00

With HTC, Samsung Electronics, Oculus and Google keenly developing hardware devices and related software solutions, the virtual reality (VR) industry looks promising. But not all...

Chaintech to push VR applications with China channel retailer Pason

Sep 8, 15:33

Taiwan-based motherboard/graphics card player Chaintech recently signed letter of intent with China-based IT channel retailer Pason to provide product planning assistance and capacity...

Chaintech to partner with Pason

Acer begins shipping StarVR devices

Sep 1, 15:14

Acer has begun small volume shipments of its first head-mounted display (HMD) VR device, the StarVR, and will ramp up shipments in 2017, according to company CEO Jason Chen. Acer...

Acer StarVR HMD device

HTC invests in medicare VR software developer Surgical Theater

Sep 1, 12:00

HTC has invested a total of US$11 million in medicare VR software developer Surgical Theater, accounting for a 21.09% stake in the software company, according to the company.

Inventec expects 2H16 growth, but exchange rate fluctuations may hurt results, says chairman

Aug 4, 15:34

Inventec chairman Richard Lee said the company's shipments, gross margins and net operating profits in the second half of 2016 are all expected to see better performances than in...

HTC to face increasing competition in VR market in 2H16

Jul 26, 11:05

HTC is expected to face increasing competition from other brand vendors in the VR (virtual reality) market in the second half of 2016 as VR or AR (augmented reality) devices appear...

HTC to partner with HP and launch Vive branded PCs

Jul 21, 15:53

High Tech Computer (HTC), in addition to strengthening its software-hardware integration and retail channel expansion, is reportedly planning to release HTC Vive-branded PCs bundled...

Taiwan market: HTC begins marketing Vive via retail channels

Jul 13, 11:47

HTC has begun marketing its Vive through retail channels in the Taiwan market. The company aims to establish up to 100 experience shops for the VR device by year-end 2016.

Taiwan market: HTC Vive availability starting on July 12

Newswatch - Jul 5, 15:15

Following its entry into the Japan market on July 7, High Tech Computer's (HTC) Vive will become available in Taiwan on July 12, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily...

HTC, investment firms to form VR venture capital alliance

Jun 30, 15:11

HTC has announced that it has teamed up with a total of 28 venture investment companies, including Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners, to form the Virtual Reality Venture Capital...

HTC to start marketing Vive via retail shops in Japan

Jun 28, 12:13

HTC has announced that it will hold a press conference in Tokyo on July 7 to promote sales of its HTC Vive through physical retail shops in Japan.

Sony to ship 9 million PS VR headsets in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 27, 13:52

Sony is expected to ship up to six million units of PlayStation VR (PS VR) headsets in 2016, accounting for 67% of the global VR HMD market, according to a Chinese-language Liberty...

HTC seeks to spin off VR business

Jun 27, 10:43

The establishment of an independent VR (virtual reality) subsidiary will help HTC build alliances with, or solicit equity investment from, potential strategic partners, HTC president...

HTC launches new mid-range smartphone, ties up with Bethesda Softworks

Jun 14, 13:56

HTC has unveiled a new mid-range smartphone, the HTC One S9, which will be available at its exclusive shops in the Taiwan market on June 17 priced at NT$9,990 (US$309) unlocked. The...

Pegatron lays claims to VR backpack idea

Jun 7, 15:46

Pegatron Technology has claimed it started developing virtual reality (VR) backpacks much earlier than its competitors Micro-Star International (MSI) and Zotac, both of which showcased...

Pegatron to announce non-notebook products on June 7

Jun 3, 16:20

Pegatron Technology will host a press conference on June 7 to announce its entry into the virtual reality, smart home, pre-school education and drone markets and will demonstrate...

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