Channel retailers in Taiwan see difficult sales in 2013
Channel retailers are still busy digesting their Ivy Bridge inventories currently and Haswell platform is unlikely to replace Ivy Bridge completely until early 2014.
Thursday 26 September 2013
White-box tablet vendors aggressively cutting prices to stay competitive
The aggressive push of brand vendors such as Amazon, Google, Samsung Electronics and Acer, into the 7-inch tablet market has forced China-based white-box players to further reduce...
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Taiwan market: Channel retail sales to stay flat in 3Q13
Poor PC and home appliance demand is causing channel retailers in Taiwan to suffer from weak sales. Performance for the third quarter is also expected to decline from sequential growth...
Monday 23 September 2013
Taiwan market: Gray market prices for iPad mini may drop after release of new model
In the Taiwan market, gray market prices for iPad mini stand at NT$8,000-9,000 (US$267-300) currently, 14-24% lower than the official price of at least NT$10,500, and with the speculated...
Monday 16 September 2013
Active management of channel inventory has tongues wagging about new Apple tablets
Apple is rumored to be ready to release its next-generation iPad and iPad mini in October, as related channel retailers have been actively managing their iPad inventories recently,...
Monday 9 September 2013
Taiwan market: Back-to-school notebook sales may drop 20-30% on year
Taiwan's notebook sales during the back-to-school season in 2013 may drop 20-30% compared to those in 2012 despite the fact that channel retailers and brand vendors have been aggressively...
Thursday 29 August 2013
Taiwan market: Acer offers sub-NT$20,000 Haswell notebook
Acer has recently cut the price of a notebook featuring a Haswell-based Core i5 processor to below NT$20,000 (US$667) in Taiwan and is aiming to compete for the back-to-school demand...
Tuesday 20 August 2013
Taiwan market: Retailers not stocking as much inventory for back-to-school season as in previous years
With the PC industry suffering from a downturn, channel retailers are active about offering new promotions in Taiwan, but their inventory preparation for the back-to-school season...