Compal enhancing non-notebook offerings
Compal Electronics has been enhancing its non-notebook product lines to include a wide range of smart home and healthcare devices. Tablets and smartwatches remain the major drivers of Compal's revenues from the non-notebook segment.
Getac eyeing sharp growth in ruggedized PC market
Ruggedized PC vendor Getac Technology expects its sales to increase by a double-digit percentage on year in 2019, and the company has been offering full-set platform solutions to its clients, aiming to catch up with the leading vendor Panasonic, which has an over 50% share in the ruggedized PC market,...
Acer is eyeing business opportunities from big enterprises by using its non-traditional PC products such as monitors, artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and digital signage to gain entry to clients' supply chains, and then promoting its Chrome-based products to expand its reach, according to company...
AMD intros Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC to Taiwan
AMD has announced the latest member of its Ryzen Embedded product family, the new R1000 SoC series, which is ideal for applications in digital displays, high-performance edge computing, networking and thin clients.
Samsung Electronics has launched an array of new products, including five models of its A-series smartphones, three new tablets and two smart bracelets, in Taiwan, aiming at further expanding its ecosystem in the local market.
Acer will be promoting sales of its thin and light models in the Asia Pacific region this year, according to company president of Pan Asia Andrew Hou.
AMD's 7nm CPU and GPU are expected to be adopted by Sony in its next-generation PlayStation and the processors are estimated to be ready in the third quarter of 2020 for the games console's expected release in the second half of 2020, according to industry sources.
The worldwide market for traditional PCs, including desktops, notebooks, and workstations, declined 3% on year in the first quarter of 2019, according to IDC. Global shipments were above expectations, reaching 58.5 million during the quarter.
Notebook ODMs see rising shipments in March
Quanta Computer saw its March notebook shipments rise by almost one million units on month to arrive at 2.8 million units, while Compal Electronics' volumes picked up 75% on month to reach 4.2 million units. Wistron's notebook shipments increased from only one million units in February to 1.4 million...
Acer expects its sales of gaming notebooks in the US to continue to grow at a double-digit rate in 2019, enabling the company to maintain its top-ranked position in the segment, according to company vice president of US retail channel John Nguyen.
Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2019
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.
Acer reports 62.8% on-month growth in March revenues
Acer has announced its consolidated revenues for March arrived at NT$23.55 billion, up 3.9% on year and 62.8% on month. Consolidated revenues for the first quarter 2019 reached NT$54.68 billion, down 0.22% on year and 14.11% on quarter due to seasonality, the vendor said.
Apple reportedly to adopt mini LED backlighting
Apple will adopt mini LED backlighting for a 31.6-inch iMac to be launched in the second or third quarter of 2019, a 10- to 12-inch iPad to be unveiled in fourth-quarter 2020 or first-quarter 2021, and a 15- to 17-inch MacBook to be introduced in first-half 2021, according to a analyst Kuo Ming-chi...
Taiwan-based PC vendor Clevo expects its notebook shipments to surge over 15% on year in 2019, bolstered partly by strong demand from China's gaming market and partly by the easing of Intel CPU shortages expeted in late second quarter, according to company sources.
Asustek Computer plans to launch its second-generation gaming ROG phone in the third quarter of 2019, and is also likely to team up with Tencent to promote the device in China, according to industry sources.
HTC revenues up sequentially in March
HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.313 billion (US$42.59 million) for March 2019, representing a 109.98% increase on month and 52.64% drop on year.
AMD to see sales increase sharply in 2H19
A ramp-up in CPU and GPU shipments for notebooks, motherboards and servers will buoy significantly AMD's sales performance in the second half of 2019, according to sources at PC makers.
Waffer Kunshan plant hit by explosion
An explosion hit metal chassis maker Waffer Technology's plant in Kunshan, China on March 31, with seven people reported to have died and another five injured.
MSI posts 22% profit increase in 2018
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported net profits increased 22.4% on year to NT$6.04 billion (US$195.7 million) in 2018, with EPS coming to NT$7.15 thanks to significant profits from its gaming notebooks and monitors, and strong demand in first-quarter 2018 for graphics cards from the cryptocurrency...
After years of operation in the PC market, Micro-Star International (MSI) has advanced to the next phase with the company's founders passing on management to a team of professionals.
A Taiwan-based research team is developing inexpensive SPAD (single-photon avalanche diode) LiDAR sensors with an initial price of US$200, to be eventually reduced to US$100, according team leader Lin Sheng-di.
Clevo profits surge in 2018
Clevo has registered consolidated revenues of NT$19.8 billion (US$637.76 million) for 2018, down 5% on year, but its net profits for the year went up 102% on year to arrive at NT$1.46 billion, with its EPS coming to NT$2.32.
PC chip demand to stay sluggish through 2Q19
CPU shortages continued driving down global PC shipments in the first quarter of 2019 and even blurring order visibility for the second quarter. This, in turn, is seen to dim business prospects for Taiwan design houses, making them conservative about placing orders with upstream foundry houses and...
In the wake of concerns about hardware oversupply amid weak demand for the Apple iPhone, TH Tung, chairman of Pegatron and Taipei Computer Association (TCA), has pointed out that the ICT industry has been facing challenges every year and has ability to adjust itself to market conditions.
Inventec conservative about 2019 outlook
Continued sluggish demand for servers and notebooks, Intel's ongoing CPU shortages and unfavorable global trade conditions are casting a shadow over Inventec's business outlook this year, according to company president Maurice Wu.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 4Q 2018
Taiwan makers shipped nearly 9.7 million LCD TVs in the fourth quarter of 2018, up 13.9% sequentially, but down 2.7% on year.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 4Q 2018
Taiwan's monitor shipments maintained its on-year growth momentum in the fourth quarter of 2018, increasing 5.1% on year to...
Global tablet market – 4Q 2018
Total global tablet shipments came to 42.67 million units in fourth-quarter 2018, down 2.3% quarter-over-quarter and 7.2% yea...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2019 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
This Digitimes Research Special Report offers global shipment forecasts for three major mobile device market segments - smartphones,...