Thursday 31 March 2011
AUO lands panel orders for iPad 2, says paper
AU Optronics (AUO) has landed orders for IPS panels for use in Apple's iPad 2, with monthly shipments to reach three million units, according to the Chinese-language Economic...
Tuesday 29 March 2011
TPK sees no material shortages
Touch panel solution maker TPK Touch Solutions remains optimistic regarding its business, seeing no impact from the Japan disaster. With 30-45 days of material inventory, TPK does...
Tuesday 29 March 2011
Acer, Asustek believe tablet PC to aid 2Q11 revenues, market watchers doubt it
Taiwan-based notebook brand vendors Acer and Asustek Computer are both optimistic about their tablet PC products can boost their revenues in the second quarter; however, market watchers...
Tuesday 29 March 2011
Taiwan market: Motorola announces pre-order for 10-inch Xoom
US-based handset brand Motorola has announced pre-order for 200 of its 10-inch Xoom tablet PC in Taiwan with the price of the 32GB model at NT$19,980 (US$678) and will start shipping...
Friday 25 March 2011
Sintek starts shipments of touch sensors for iPad 2
Sintek Photronics started to supply touch sensors for iPad 2 to Apple in March 2011, and along with orders for smartphone from Samsung Electronics, Sintek expects revenues to continue...
Thursday 24 March 2011
New Galaxy Tab may help Samsung lead non-iPad segment
Samsung Electronics, on March 23, announced two new sizes for its Galaxy Tab tablet PCs – an 8.9-inch model and a 10.1-inch model – and since Samsung has strong advantages...
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Apple considering accepting price hikes to secure supply of touch panels, say Taiwan makers
In order to secure sufficient supply of touch panels used in the iPad and iPhone, Apple has talked with Taiwan-based makers, considering some room for them to hike quotes, according...
Friday 18 March 2011
Component supply of iPad 2 still about 2-3 weeks; Foxconn to activate backup measures
As there are rumors that Apple will soon be out of product supplies because Japan's earthquake has caused shortages of components are circulating in the IT industry, Foxconn Electronics...
Wednesday 16 March 2011
AWSC to see revenues recover in March
GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) expects revenues to recover in March 2011 thanks to power amplifier (PA) maker Skyworks resuming normal orders.
Monday 14 March 2011
iPad 2 carries bill of materials of US$326.60, says IHS iSuppli
With the second-generation iPad, Apple has held the line on the bill of materials (BOM), maintaining virtually the same costs as the first version of the device, an IHS iSuppli teardown...
Monday 14 March 2011
Shortage of iPad 2 bumping up gray import prices
Prices for Apple's iPad 2 in Korea or Hong Kong, where the device has not yet been launched, are being marked at about US$700-1,000, close to double Apple's original price, as Apple...
Tuesday 8 March 2011
Notebook players may postpone tablet PC launch schedule because of iPad 2
Facing strong competition from Apple's iPad 2, notebook brand vendors pointed out that iPad 2's low price of US$499 is leaving tablet PC models with relatively higher prices no room...
Tuesday 8 March 2011
Digitimes Insight: Apple aims for 70% global tablet PC market share
Tablet PCs were the main attractions at this year's CES and MWC. Though smartphone and computer vendors introduced their latest tablet PC at the exhibitions, Apple, the company that...
Friday 4 March 2011
Commentary: iPad 2 launch could mean less business for Taiwan-based IC design houses
The launch of the highly expected iPad 2 indeed serves as a major boost to the share prices of Apple-concept issues but certainly not for those outside the Apple camp, especially...
Friday 4 March 2011
Tablet PC players likely to bring forward their launch schedules to compete against iPad 2
Tablet PC vendors are expected to bring forward their launch schedules as early as the end of March in order to compete against Apple's iPad 2, according to sources from tablet PC...