Wednesday 23 July 2014
Microsoft facing increased competition from MacBooks and Chromebooks, say Taiwan makers
Microsoft is facing increased competition from MacBooks and Chromebooks, with the global notebook OS market share for Windows 8 already dropping to below 90%, according to Taiwan-based...
Monday 10 March 2014
More handset makers joining WP camp
Microsoft has successfully lured a number of China- and India-based handset vendors to join the Windows Phone (WP) camp, which may help ramp up the ratio of the WP8 phones in the...
Thursday 13 February 2014
Microsoft to unveil new mobile devices running on integrated OS, say sources
Microsoft is expected to unveil an array of new mobile devices with display sizes below 8.5-inch running on an integrated OS derived from Windows RT and Windows Phone in June, according...
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Time ripe for development of smart peripherals: Q&A with Arima Communications president Owen Chen
Smartphone ODM Arima Communications has decided to expand its product lines to include tablets, smart accessories and other new products, optimizing its platform development expertise...
Monday 18 November 2013
Prices of Windows 8 touchscreen controller chips to continue to fall in 2014
Prices of Windows 8-enabled touchscreen controller ICs are expected to continue to fall in 2014 even though prices of these devices have declined 50% since 2013, according to industry...
Thursday 7 November 2013
Atmel achieves Windows 8 certification for XSense, the innovative flexible touch sensor material
Atmel Corporation, a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, announced the company's groundbreaking XSense flexible touch sensor has achieved Windows...
Friday 27 September 2013
Pegatron to make Dell 8-inch Windows 8 tablets
Pegatron Technology will be responsible for ODM production of an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet expected to be unveiled by Dell in early October, according to Taiwan-based supply chain ma...
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Microsoft new Surface shipments to reach 3 million units in 2014, sources estimate
Microsoft has unveiled its second-generation Surface tablets, but sources from the upstream supply chain estimate the devices' sales will reach only three million units in 2014, accounting...
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Taiwan market: Sony to release Windows-based tablet in late September
Sony plans to release its Windows 8-based tablet, the VAIO Tap 11 in late September in Taiwan, priced at NT$38,800.
Wednesday 31 July 2013
GestIC OverKey3D: Free-space Windows 8 control
Microsoft's Windows 8 platform has launched a new computer era of touch screen control. However, the cost of touch-control notebooks remains high and can only provide a 2D control...
Monday 15 July 2013
Chromebooks to enjoy surging shipment growth in 2H13
Chromebook shipments in the second half are expected to double or even triple those in the first half as Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Samsung Electronics are all reportedly...
Monday 10 June 2013
Commentary: Samsung deepens cooperation with Microsoft, paving way to notebook market
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...
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Windows 8 expected to take up 5-8% of global tablet shipments in 2013, say Taiwan makers
Possibly because Microsoft has lowered licensing rates for Windows 8 for use in tablets, many vendors are developing Windows 8 tablets for launch in the second half of 2013, and thus...
Thursday 16 May 2013
Windows 8.1 estimated to launch in late October
Notebooks featuring Microsoft's new Windows 8.1 (Windows Blue) will start volume production in mid-September with the official launch of the operating system estimated to be around...
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Notebook vendors pessimistic about 3Q13 outlook, say Taiwan makers
Notebook vendors originally thought that Microsoft would launch Windows Blue in September 2013 and the new operating system could pair with Intel's Haswell platform, to be unveiled...