Thursday 12 October 2023
Brand PC vendors say demand is picking up
Brand PC vendors including Dell and Hewlett-Packard (HP) have expressed optimism that demand is increasing, boosting confidence in related industry supply chains.
Tuesday 3 October 2023
Notebook brands run into challenges moving production beyond China
Notebook brands are being met with challenges trying to relocate notebook production outside of China. According to industry sources, Dell has recently encountered quality issues...
Thursday 7 September 2023
AI may revive PCs
AI may be the catalyst for PC resurgence and return Microsoft to a key position to lead PC growth, according to sources at notebook ODMs.
Tuesday 5 September 2023
Gaming notebook demand remains robust
Notebook shipments in the second half of 2023 are expected to be weak, with only gaming notebooks likely to witness growth, according to notebook ODM sources.
Friday 1 September 2023
Notebook orders increase for Indian market
Brand notebook vendors have stepped up their pace of orders destined for the Indian market and are expanding local assembly production capacity in response to the Indian government's...
Wednesday 19 July 2023
HP still evaluating notebook production in Thailand, say sources
Hewlett-Packard (HP) is rumored to be considering moving some of its notebook supply chain to Thailand with Quanta Computer to serve as the primary assembler, but sources from the...
Friday 24 March 2023
Taiwan foundries see surge in orders transferred from China
The US' escalation of the chip war with China has prompted more companies to shift their orders to Taiwan-based pure-play foundries. However, contract prices provided by TSMC and...
Wednesday 8 March 2023
Notebook ODMs see shipments bottom out
Notebook ODMs will soon see their shipments bottom out and recover from the second quarter, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Wednesday 22 February 2023
HP, Dell to see PC shipments stay flat or increase in 2023
Despite chipmakers being cautious about PC shipment prospects for 2023, industry sources say PC vendors such as Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell are confident their shipments will remain...
Wednesday 8 February 2023
Inventory correction for notebooks nears end
Inventory adjustments for notebooks have reached the last stage, meaning industry revival could happen sooner than expected, according to sources at IC design hous...
Wednesday 30 November 2022
Gigabyte obtains server orders from HP, say sources
Gigabyte Technology has reportedly landed ODM orders for servers from Hewlett-Packard (HP), according to industry sources. Gigabyte has yet to comment.
Friday 2 September 2022
Notebook vendors stepping up diversification of manufacturing bases
With lockdown measures being imposed in several Chinese cities due to a resurgence of COVID outbreaks locally, notebook assemblers and related suppliers are being asked by brand US...
Thursday 1 September 2022
Brand notebook vendors cutting prices to offload inventory
Brand notebook vendors are cutting prices to offload excess inventories, which may put their profits under pressure in the second half of this year, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 23 August 2022
Notebook brands eye Mexico as possible production hub
Notebook brand vendors, such as Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell, are looking to develop a new production hub in Mexico, according to sources in the notebook industry.
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