Worldwide PC shipments totaled 62.1 million units in the second quarter of 2018, a 1.4% increase from the second quarter of 2017, according to preliminary results by Gartner. This is the first quarter of on-year global PC shipment growth since the first quarter of 2012.
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The government in Taiwan has taken three major countermeasures to avert possible impact of the escalating China-US trade spats, including helping makers to boost their domestic R&D and production ratios, according the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Dell unveils innovations for enterprises in Taiwan
Dell has unveiled a series of new enterprise PCs in Taiwan including its Precision 7730 and 7530 workstations designed specifically for virtual reality (VR) purposes; Latitude 5491 and 5591 ultra-thin notebooks and the OptiPlex series all-in-one (AIO) systems.
Apple updates MacBook Pro
Apple has updated its MacBook Pro series with new hardware. The new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar feature eighth-generation Intel Core processors, with 6-core on the 15-inch model for up to 70% faster performance and quad-core on the 13-inch model for up to two times faster performance - ideal...
LG Display has reportedly signed a deal with Apple under which it will start shipping both LCD and OLED panels to the US smartphone vendor for the production of its next-generation iPhone devices in the second half of 2018, according to a Korea-based Newspim report.
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Increasing PC prices to lead to flat growth of global device shipments in 2018, says Gartner
Worldwide shipments of devices - PCs, tablets and mobile phones - are on pace to record 0.9% growth to reach 2.28 billion units in 2018, according to Gartner. The PC and tablet market is estimated to decline 1.2% in 2018, while the mobile phone market is on pace to record an increase of 1.4%.
A total of 12.002 million wearable devices were shipped to China in first-quarter 2018, growing 15.9% on year, according to IDC China.
Pegatron June revenues fall
Pegatron has announced consolidated revenues of NT$75.89 billion (US$2.5 billion) for June 2018, down 16.6% sequentially and 5.2% on year, as Pegatron's clients were transitioning to new products.
Quanta revenues down, Wistron up in June
Quanta Computer saw its June revenues decline 10.2% sequentially and 28.43% on year to come to NT$65.75 billion, while Wistron's revenues increased 3.8% on month but decreased 3.99% on year to reach NT$67.02 billion.
Japan-based Nichia will become the exclusive supplier of 0.3t LED chips for use in backlighting of LTPS-LCD panels of the new 6.1-inch iPhone to be launched in the third quarter of 2018, according to industry sources.
Acer June revenues climb 25%
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$58.47 billion (US$1.93 billion) for second-quarter 2018, up 6.7% sequentially and 9.1% on year, while consolidated revenues for June went up 25.3% on month and 10.6% on year to come to NT$23.48 billion.
Robust gaming notebook sales boosted Clevo's June revenues by 83.2% on year and 25.59% on month to reach NT$2.02 billion (US$65.95 million), while combined consolidated revenues for the first half of 2018 also grew 18.78% on year to arrive at NT$8.61 billion.
Samsung unveils large mobile phone factory in India
Samsung Electronics has unveiled what it calls the world's biggest mobile phone manufacturing plant in India. Prime minister of India Shri Narendra Modi presided over the inauguration of the factory in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday.
Asustek 2Q18 revenues fall
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$90.4 billion (US$2.98 billion) for the second quarter of 2018, down 9% sequentially and 7% on year, while the amount for June was NT$38.5 billion, rising 33% on month but dropping 1% on year.
Compal, Inventec post increased June revenues
Notebook ODM Compal Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$89.11 billion for June, up 12.28% on month and 7.87% on year with shipments of PCs coming to 4.2 million units. Meanwhile, Inventec has reported its June consolidated revenues reached NT$44.91 billion, up 2.94% on month and 7.18%...
With deep presence in the global electronics and tech supply chains, Taiwan businesses are beginning to feel the pinch of mounting trade tensions between the US and China that are posing new variables to their shipments in the traditional high season in the second half of 2018. And China enforcing...
Taiwan as a country with high value-added supply chains can hardly avoid being impacted by the imminent trade war between the US and China, according to Matthew FC Miau, chairman of MiTAC-Synnex Group.
Taiwan chipmakers have quietly revised downward their revenue growth projections for the third quarter of 2018, as their order visibility for the quarter remains unclear amid the escalating China-US trade tensions that may undermine the shipment performance of their terminal customers in the quarter,...
Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2018
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.
Compal Electronics will carry out further integration of its PC and smart device departments, and boost its non-PC revenues and overall profitability, with the expectation that the firm's listed share price can double in the future, according to its newly appointed president CP Wong.
Crypto mining system to see short-term order surge because of flooding in China, says report
Graphics cards and ASIC mining systems are expected to see a short-term surge in orders from the cryptocurrency mining sector as Sichuan province, where over 70% of the mining systems in China are located, has been seriously struck by flooding, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News...
The rampant development of the global gaming industry has significantly driven the shipment growth and spec upgrades of gaming devices, but it is brand value that will determine who will be the final winners in the maturing market, CW Chen, president of Taiwan-based memory maker Team Group, has said...
Acer Taiwan reshuffles management
Following his resignation as president of Acer Taiwan on July 1, Dave Lin will primarily focus on the operation of Weblink - Acer's distribution affiliate where he serves as president.
Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2018
Taiwan's handset shipments decreased 27.8% sequentially, but went up 17.5% on year to arrive at 17.8 million units in the first...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2018
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments decreased 33.8% sequentially and 4.9% on year to come to only around 6.6 million units in the first...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2018
Taiwan makers' monitor shipments dropped below the 20 million mark in the first quarter of 2018, decreasing 6.3% sequentially,...
Global AP market, 2017-2021
Digitimes Research estimates total shipments of smartphone application processors (AP) worldwide will grow 1.5% on year to 1.67...
Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2018
In 2018, global server shipments will grow 8.5% to reach 13.73 million units. Digitimes Research estimates server shipments...
China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020
This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers,...