• Pegatron chairman TH Tung
    The IT supply chains are facing both challenges and opportunities in 2018 and there is no reason for makers to feel pessimistic about business prospects for the second half of the year, according to Pegatron chairman TH Tung.
  • Lenovo Taiwan GM Benjamin Lin
    Lenovo has introduced new service programs Premier Support and PC as a Service (PCaaS) to better serve enterprise customers in Taiwan, and it will also step up promoting gaming PCs and AR/VR devices in the country's consumer market in 2018, according to Lenovo Taiwan general manager Benjamin Lin.
  • gaming
    The global gaming notebook market may soon see significant changes with Dell, HP and Lenovo catching up rapidly to threaten the dominance of Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) and four China vendors having already made it the world's top 10 gaming notebook brand rankings, according...
  • Google Chromebooks dominate US K-12 education market
    After Google's Chrome OS-powered mobile computing devices have scored a dominant share of the K-12 education market in the US, the tech giant is moving to tap the business PC market with its Chrome Enterprise-powered PC devices, riveting significant attention from players in related sectors, according...
  • Wistron chairman Simon Lin (right)
    Wistron has been actively diversifying business operation through stepping into electric vehicles (EV), medical care and Internet of Things (IoT), according to company chairman Simon Lin at the company's 2018 shareholder meeting.
  • Adlink Technology moving to seek strategic investors
    Taiwan IPC maker Adlink Technology will move to carry out private placements of new common shares or convertible corporate bonds, aiming to bring in strategic investment partners, according to a resolution passed by the firm's recent annual shareholders meeting.
  • Inventec chairman Tom Cho (3rd from left)
    Inventec is developing new products featuring in-house designed artificial intelligence (AI) technology, with shipments of such AI-enabled devices to begin at the end of 2019, said company chairman Tom Cho.
  • In bracing for the advent of the AI era, IBM has focused its efforts on developing AI and cloud application solutions, seeking to explore immense application opportunities ranging from manufacturing, transportation, smart cities, healthcare, and more, according to IBM Japan president Elly Keinan speaking...
  • The Shuangliu District of Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, is actively developing tech innovations and new economy, seeking to nurture 1-2 startup unicorns and over 50 "gazelle" enterprises - young and fast growth firms - within five years, according to the district's Science, Technology...
  • computex
    Computex, which had been gradually losing its luster along with the rise of e-commerce and the slowdown of the PC industry in recent years, seems to start showing signs of revival during its 2018 edition, mainly driven by AI (artificial intelligence) and gaming applications, which stole the spotlights...
  • pegatron
    Taiwan-based ODM Pegatron will speed up deployments in emerging sectors such as AIoT (artificial intelligence IoT), AI, AR/VR and machine learning to brace for the advent of the AOE (AI of everything) era and develop new growth momentum beyond notebooks, company chairman TH Tung has said.
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 15
    Acer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$18.74 billion (US$628.16 million) for May, up 4.31% on year. Consolidated revenues from January to May reached NT$89.79 billion, up 1.54% on year, according to the vendor.
  • Taiwan makers produced over 90% of the notebooks worldwide in 2008. The top-five notebook makers – Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron, Inventec and Asustek Computer – contributed 88% of the shipments from Taiwan.
  • Nick Parker, corporate vice president, Consumer and Device Sales, Microsoft
    Microsoft has underscored at the ongoing Computex 2018 its commitment to the partner ecosystem and announced new programs and a new category of intelligent devices, designed to take advantage of a digitally connected world and drive new growth and opportunity for the industry.
  • Baidu Duer smart speaker
    Sales of smart speakers integrating artificial intelligence (AI) analyses and targeting wide-ranging smart home application scenarios have performed outstandingly in 2017-2018. According to Canalys' smart speaker market research report released in October, 2017, the global smart speaker market is poised...
  • AMD has demonstrated its next-generation of CPU and GPU products during a livestreamed press conference at Computex 2018. AMD provided a first look at the performance of upcoming 7nm AMD Radeon Vega GPU products slated for launch in 2018, 12nm second-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors with...
  • intel
    In the transition to the data-centric era, the PC remains a critical facet of Intel's business, and it is an area where the company believes there are still so many opportunities ahead, according to Gregory Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group at Intel.
  • qualcomm
    At Computex, Qualcomm has announced at a joint effort with Samsung Electronics to integrate its Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform, featuring the Snapdragon X20 and Qualcomm AI Engine in a future device.
  • Having swung back to the growth track in 2017 after a three-year recession, global shipments of AIO (all-in-one) PCs are set to grow more robustly in 2018 and see its ratio to the global desktop PC shipments continue to rise, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang
    US GPU chipmaker Nvidia has unveiled two new products at Computex 2018: the Isaac developer platform and Jetson Xavier, both built to power autonomous robots and bring AI (artificial intelligence) to industries like construction, agriculture, manufacturing and logistics, according to company CEO Jensen...
  • Computex to introduce latest AI development and trends
    Computex has added two new themes to the 2018 edition in response to some of the hottest trends in the tech industry: 5G and blockchain - along with the mainstays that have been featured at the largest IT tradeshow in Asia.
  • Eddie Lin, associate vice president for Aorus' brand marketing team
    Following a business re-organization in the second half of 2017, Gigabyte Technology is now looking to unifying all its products under the Aorus gaming brand, seeking to bring a consistent user experience, according to Gigabyte's Sales and Marketing Center vice president, Eddie Lin.
  • Apple reportedly to tighten grip on parts supply for MacBooks
    Apple is reportedly to tighten its grip on the supply chains of new MacBook models through direct pricing negotiations with third-party suppliers of non-key parts such as screws, metallic parts and plastics parts needed for the production of key components by contracted suppliers, a move seen to significantly...
  • Andrew Hou, Acer  president for Pan Asia Pacific
    After seeing its revenues from the pan-Asian Pacific (PAP) market surge 13% on year in the first quarter of 2018, Acer expects to score an even higher double-digit growth in revenues from the market in the second quarter. And gaming PCs will continue its role as main growth driver, with their shipments...
  • Victor Chien, president of Acer digital display business unit
    Acer's shipment growth of its gaming monitor products will be higher than the industry's average in 2018, and the ASP of its monitor devices will also be ramped up by a double-digit rate driven by high-margin gaming models, according to Victor Chien, president of Acer's digital display business unit...

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