• Huawei
    The US-China trade war has put Huawei, and in general the smartphone market, in limbo. Huawei has sharply cut orders for flagship smartphones, according to supply chain information available to Digitimes Research. The woeful smartphone...
  • Asustek chairman Jonney Shih
    Asustek Computer's smartphone business is expected to recover gradually thanks to strong demand for its new ZenFone 6 and the upcoming launch of its second-generation ROG Phone in the third quarter, according to company chairman Jonney Shih.
  • In the first quarter of 2019, New Zealand's traditional PC market experienced an 8.3% on-year decline in unit shipments, according to IDC. This follows the 1.5% on-year growth seen in the last quarter of 2018, returning the market to decline after two consecutive quarters of growth.
  • The gaming monitor market sees fierce competition
    Gaming monitor shipments are expected to rise by over 40% on year in 2019 as gaming brands and traditional monitor vendors have been competing aggressively in a market segment that promises high growth, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Nvidia has announced its support for Arm CPUs. Nvidia is making available to the Arm ecosystem its full stack of AI and HPC software - which accelerates more than 600 HPC applications and all AI frameworks - by year's end. The stack includes all Nvidia Cuda-X AI and HPC libraries, GPU-accelerated AI...
  • The US-China trade war has prompted noteboon vendors increasing their inventory until their ODMs move their production lines out of China. This will may be good news for the ODMs in the short term, as demand from clients may drop in the...
  • The worldwide top-5 notebook brands saw their combined shipments rise 10% on month in May, a growth weaker than that of the same month a year ago. Although the US-China trade tensions have prompted notebook vendors to stock extra inventory, their efforts have been hampered by Intel's ongoing CPU shortages,...
  • The notebook supply chain sees order increase for June and July
    With the US-China trade disputes lingering, notebook brand vendors have moved to increase orders for their supply chain partners in order to minimize any potential impact, according to sources from notebook makers.
  • Wistron chairman Simon Lin
    Wistron is looking to set up a pilot line in the US, while chassis maker Catcher is planning to establish a new plant either in Taiwan or Southeast Asia.
  • manufacturing
    The US-China trade war is disrupting IT supply chains and presenting three major challenges to makers trying to move production lines from China - difficulty in building complete logistics systems, a lack of assembly line and management personnel, and increase in operating cost.
  • Huawei sees business to be impacted by US ban
    With Huawei already stocking up on crucial components, the US Commerce Department's ban will not stop Huawei from providing its products and services in the short term. However, the ban has spooked consumers, enterprises and telecom operators, shaking their confidence in Huawei's ability to continue...
  • AMD Radeon RX 5700 graphics card
    At the AMD "Next Horizon Gaming" livestream event at E3, President and CEO Lisa Su unveiled the company's next-generation PC gaming platform, based on the new AMD Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors.
  • Notebook component makers taking different approaches in response to US-China trade tensions
    Taiwan-based notebook component makers at the moment have come up with two different approaches to shipping their products to ODMs, as they closely monitor the development of the US-China trade tensions, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Notebook ODMs see rising shipments in May
    Major notebook ODMs all saw their shipments pick up in May compared to a month ago, and expect volumes to continue rising in June, boosting their overall second-quarter totals by double-digit percentages sequentially.
  • huawei
    The US trade ban may have halted Huawei's expansions overseas, but has prompted China to accelerate the pace of 5G deplopyments domestically. Huawei reportedly is redesigning its base stations to accomodate lower-spec components...
  • Huawei's notebook business is affected by US-China trade tensions
    Huawei has recently asked its notebook supply chain partners to suspend deliveries, and has also halted all its new notebook projects, according to sources from the related upstream supply chain.
  • Server management SoC solution provider Aspeed Technology has started delivering in small volume samples of its new baseboard management controller (BMC) chips for servers based on Intel's next-generation Whitley server platform in June, with large-scale sample delivering scheduled to kick off in the...
  • 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.
  • Apple Pro Display XDR monitor
    Apple has introduced the new Mac Pro, a completely redesigned workstation and Apple Pro Display XDR monitor. Designed for performance, expansion and configurability, the all-new Mac Pro features workstation-class Xeon processors up to 28 cores, a high-performance memory system with a 1.5TB capacity,...
  • Samsung Notebook 7 series notebooks
    Samsung Electronics has announced its ultra-thin Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force. The slim and portable Notebook 7 includes diamond-cut edges and a near bezel-less display.
  • Micro-Star International (MSI) is moving some of its production back to Taiwan to avoid the impact of the trade war between the world's two biggest economies, with its local facilities now making all graphics cards to be shipped to the US, according to company president SC Chiang.
  • Asustek marks its 30th anniversary
    Asustek Computer is exhibiting its latest personal, business and gaming hardware at the Asus and Republic of Gamers (ROG) booths at Computex 2019.
  • Ray Wah, senior vice president at Dell
    Dell has seen its efforts in developing the gaming notebook market pay off significantly, with its annual revenues from the market reaching US$3 billion in 2018, accounting for almost 10% of US$33.4 billion in the global gaming PC market for the year, according to Ray Wah, the firm's senior vice pre...
  • Acer chairman and CEO Jason Chen
    Acer has prepared multiple sets of strategies to cushion the escalating trade tensions between the US and China, according to company chairman and CEO Jason Chen.
  • TCA chairman TH Tung
    TH Tung, chairman of Taipei Computer Association (TCA), likens the startup scene - whose fundamental elements are capital, talent, technology and market - to wine making, which depends on the sunshine, rainfall and terroir. Apart from these, the type and quality of the grapes are also very important...

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