Downstream clients have drastically reduced their orders in the wake of the larger-than-expected price declines during the last week of June.
Samsung Electronics beat out the fourth-quarter market leader Dell to regain top market share for worldwide LCD monitor shipments in the first quarter of 2008, according to preliminary figures complied by DisplaySearch.
Expecting solid state drives (SSDs) to become the mainstream notebook storage format, Intel is planning to launch SSD products by the end of the third quarter this year which it will bundle as part of its upcoming Centrino 2 platform (Montevina), according to sources at PC makers.
Lite-On IT and Quanta Storage, the largest Taiwan-based ODM/OEM makers of half-height and slim-type optical disc drives (ODDs), respectively, are planning to increase their ODM/OEM pricing by 3-10%, depending on the type of ODD, in the third quarter of 2008, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Asustek Computer has officially announced its Windows XP-based Eee PC, and expects Windows versions to account for 60% of its five million unit shipment goal in 2008, according to Jonney Shih, chairman of the company.
Despite foreseeing further room for appreciation of the New Taiwan (NT) dollar against the US dollar and a further rise in the price of crude oil, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) chairman Morris Chang reiterated his projection of seeing growth in the semiconductor industry beat that of the overall industry in 2008.
An uncertain economic future in the US market may begin affecting some players in the flat-panel TV market, with Syntax-Brillian, which markets Olevia-branded TVs, being one vendor facing financial uncertainty.
After losing the top worldwide market share position in desktop LCD monitors to Samsung in the third quarter of 2007, Dell bounced back with a sequential growth rate of 6.
The PDP market, which ended the year 2007 with good results, saw shipments for January 2008 drop 13% from the previous month to 1.
Apple’s launch of the ultra-thin MacBook Air notebook, which features a 13.3-inch LED-backlit widescreen display, is expected to help push the growth of LED-backlighting applications, according to sources at Taiwan-based LED makers. The sources indicat
Asustek Computer has showcased several notebooks at CES 2008, including the G70 with dual GPUs, M50 and M70 with terabyte capacity hard drives and U2E with a SSD (solid state drive), according to the company. The gaming notebook G70 features dual Nvidi
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