Digitimes Research: Taiwan ODMs see notebook demand recovery in 4Q13 Press release; Rodney Chan, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 28 January 2014] Although top vendor Lenovo continued to reduce its notebook outsourcing to Taiwan makers in line with its policy of increasing in-house production, recovering demand in the market still boosted Taiwan ODM notebook shipments by 2.5% sequentially to … More

Texhong suspends textile project in Uruguay

Texhong suspends textile project in Uruguay January 27, 2014 (Uruguay) China-based Texhong Textile Group Limited has officially announced suspension of its planned setting up of a viscose yarn manufacturing plant in San José Department in southern Uruguay, reports Primera Hora. The decision of the firm to withdraw its plan to set up a textile plant … More Texhong suspends textile project in Uruguay

Leading notebook vendors reducing 2014 shipment targets, says DisplaySearch Press release, January 28; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 28 January 2014] Scheduling delays and weakened consumer demand for replacement notebooks are forcing leading notebook vendors – including Apple, Asustek Computer, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo, Samsung Electronics, Sony, and Toshiba – to reduce notebook shipments for 2014. According to … More

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 4Q13 estimated at 78.45 million units Jim Hsiao, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Friday 24 January 2014] There were an estimated 78.45 million tablets shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2013, increasing 25% on quarter and by 29.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research. iPads accounted for 29.7% of shipments, brand … More

Compal president denies Lenovo planning to buy stake in joint venture Aaron Lee, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Thursday 16 January 2014] Taiwan-based supply chain makers have claimed that Lenovo plans to acquire Compal Electronics’ 49% stake in their joint venture LCFC (Hefei) Electronics Technology. But Compal president Ray Chen denied the rumors at a corporate … More

2014

It is a new year again and it is already 2014. The end of 2013 marks the second year of my portfolio. It is growing at a moderate rate compared to many of the professionals out there who have been in this industry for decades. My portfolio grew 20% in 2013, which seems fairly average … More 2014