Notebook supply chain starts preparing 1Q15 orders to minimize impact of labor shortages Aaron Lee, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Thursday 20 November 2014] With the notebook supply chain’s labor shortages in the first quarter of 2015 expected to be a lot more serious than in previous years, some notebook brand vendors such as Dell have asked … More

Digitimes Research: China makers Bitland, BYD to join Chromebook supply chain in 2015 Joanne Chien, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Friday 21 November 2014] Following China-based application processor (AP) supplier Rockchip’s entry into the Chromebook industry, China-based end device makers are also expected to join the Chromebook supply chain, according to information Digitimes Research has collected from the … More

Compal Electronics expects 2015 shipments to grow 25% on year Aaron Lee, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Thursday 13 November 2014] Compal Electronics expects ODM shipments of notebooks, smartphones, tablets and LCD TVs in total to increase 25% on year in 2015, company president Ray Chen said at a November 13 investors conference. For notebooks alone, shipments … More

LG likely to increase ODM smartphone orders to Taiwan in 2015, say sources Daniel Shen, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Monday 17 November 2014] LG Electronics is expected to increase its ODM smartphone orders to Taiwan-based production partner, Arima Communications, to 3-4 million units in 2015 compared to slightly over one million units in 2014, according to … More

Notebook ODMs announces shipment performance for October Aaron Lee, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Monday 10 November 2014] Notebook ODMs Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have unveiled their shipment performance for October with Quanta having shipped 3.9 million notebooks in the month, down from 4.8 million units in September. However, Quanta’s consolidated revenues in October … More

Catcher 3Q14 revenues, net operating profit hit records Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES, Taipei [Thursday 6 November 2014] Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology had consolidated revenues of NT$14.529 billion (US$480 million) and net operating profit of NT$5.457 billion for the third quarter of 2014 hitting respective quarterly records, the company indicated at a November 6 investors conference. To … More

Digitimes Research: Notebook shipments decline 15% in October Joanne Chien, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Friday 7 November 2014] Global notebook shipments by top-five brand vendors and top-three ODMs declined 15% on average in October, affected by the roll-outs of new low-priced models in the previous month, according to Digitimes Research. However, shipments by top brand vendors and … More