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  • The top-5 notebook brands saw better-than-expected results with combined shipments falling 21% on month in January 2019, as the market has entered the slow season in the first quarter, helping ease Intel CPU shortages. The top-5's shipments also represent an increase from those recorded in the same...
  • Gaming PC vendors pushing into Southeast Asia
    PC and peripherals vendors have been aggressively expanding into the gaming markets of some Southeast Asia countries where e-sport has received much government support, with vendor including Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI), Acer, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell and Lenovo all expected to...
  • Stan Shih, Acer founder
    Besides IT and semiconductor industries, Taiwan has opportunities of developing another globally-competitive sector in smart medical care, according to Acer founder Stan Shih.
  • Supong Tangtongbenjasin, deputy director of Acer Thailand's retail business
    Gaming and ultrathin notebooks are expected to become the growth driver of Acer's operation in Thailand, particularly gaming models, as e-sports has been gaining popularity among the country's young consumers, according to deputy director of Acer Thailand's retail business, Supong Tangtongbenjasin.
  • Worldwide notebook shipments are forecast to decrease only 12.9% sequentially in the first quarter of 2019 as vendors are still seeing some unfulfilled demand created by the CPU shortages. The CPU shortage gap is also expected to shrink to below one million units in the low season.
  • Asustek is seeking cooperation with Tencent
    Asustek Computer reportedly has been in talk with China-based mobile game distributor Tencent to release a gaming smartphone that supports Tencent's games, but has recently encountered competition from Razer, which also has the same intention, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Because of Intel CPU shortages and the US-China trade tensions, worldwide all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments in 2018 slipped slightly from a year ago, according to Digitimes Research.
  • 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.
  • GPS car tracking device maker ATrack Technology has landed ODM orders from a new client in the US and another in Japan, and is expected to see significant business growth in 2019, according to industry sources.
  • Stan Shih and Jason Chen
    Acer will see growth this year continue to be driven by sales of its gaming PCs, Chromebooks and business-use products while stepping up its efforts to develop new product lines, according to company chairman and CEO Jason Chen.
  • Global demand for gaming PCs is expected to slow down significantly in 2019, with shipments of gaming notebooks likely to record an annual growth of only 10%, compared to average annual increase of over 20% seen in the past 6-7 years, according to industry sources.
  • Taiwan supply chain makers of Apple's three major product lines beyond iPhones will see mixed shipment prospects for 2019, with shipments of MacBook series expected to fall from 2018 and those of AirPods and Apple Watch likely to pick up significantly on the availability of new models.
  • MIM hinges are popular among notebooks
    Hinge makers are set to expand their metal injection molding (MIM) capacity in 2019 to satisfy increasing demand from notebook vendors, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Gigabyte is facing a challenging 2019
    Gigabyte Technology is reportedly planning to cut its sales and marketing expenses for 2019 and will axe 5-10% of its personnel in the first half of 2019, according to some market watchers.
  • Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) at Eureka Park
    Featuring exhibits of innovations by startup companies from all over the world, Eureka Park was the most eye-catching exhibit area of CES 2019. Many of those companies were gathered inside national pavilions and their exhibits were flavored with a cultural touch, making the presentations dazzling and...
  • B2C Zone at Taipei Game Show 2019
    At the Taipei Game Show 2019 during January 24-28, the B2C Zone attracted about 320,000 visitors, according to the organizer Taipei Computer Association (TCA).
  • MOST
    A team of 44 startups showcasing their innovations at CES 2019 have managed to win more thatn NT$5.5 billion (US$178.44 million) in business opportunity, according to science and technology minister Chen Liang-Gee.
  • ces
    Artificial intelligence (AI) development is no longer something only big players can do and has exploded in recent years with all firms big and small taking the initiative to incorporate AI in their products. AI applications are the focus of attention of the startup community. CES 2019 Eureka Park...
  • Taipei Game Show opens

    Jan 25, 13:48
    Taipei Computer Association chairman Tung Tsu-hsien (center) at Taipei Game Show 2019
    The Taipei Game Show 2019 is taking place during January 24-28, with 426 exhibitors from 24 countries showcasing gaming products and services at 2,144 booths, according to the organizer Taipei Computer Association.
  • AmCham Taipei chairman Leo Seewald
    Multinational business leaders are less confident about Taiwan's economic outlook for the next 12 months, with only 45.8% of those surveyed noting that they were very or somewhat confident about the country's economic prospects for 2019, down 10pp from a year earlier, according to findings of the 2019...
  • CES
    AR/VR, smart home and healthcare were the three popular exhibition themes at CES 2019 Eureka Park with about 10% of the exhibitors being AR/VR developers. In terms of nationalities, French AR/VR startups made up the largest team, surpassing the US, followed by the Netherlands and Korea.
  • Nintendo cutting Switch shipments in 2019
    Taiwan's upstream supply chain for Nintendo's Switch is expected to see shipments of the game console shrink 25-30% in 2019, according to industry sources.
  • Micro LED to be adopted into AR/VR applications
    Rapid expansion of AR/VR applications has spurred demand for microdisplay devices, now adopting three major display technologies LCoS, HTPS and AMOLED, but inorganic micro LED technology can rival the current mainstream technologies in mocrodisplay application over the long term, according to industry...
  • Chairman of Pegatron and Taipei Computer Association (TCA) TH Tung, commenting on several countries considering banning the use of Huawei equipment, has said IT players worldwide need to be cautious about political influence on industrial developments.
  • Acer so far in January 2019 has already obtained two procurement orders for high-performance computing (HPC) products for artificial intelligence (AI) applications and is looking to outperform its 2018 record of 12 cases in 2019, according to Acer Pan Asia Pacific president Andrew Hou.

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