Global TV Foundries ‘Work their Socks Off”

by Bob Raikes

Sigmaintell Research of China reported the results from Chinese and Taiwanese ‘TV Foundries’ for November. The total reached 9.02 million, up 19.2% compared with last year as they and their clients ‘worked their socks …

Tags:China| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| ODMs & OEMs| Taiwan| TV Production| Vol 25 - Issue 01

Chinese Smartphone OEM/ODMs Thrive in 2017 Q3

by Andrew Fenn

Currently, as the costs of assembly of smartphones continue to increase, and brand owners are also facing rising pressure on costs, many brands have begun to allocate more projects to OEMs and ODMs for …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| ODMs & OEMs| Smartphones| Vol 24 - Issue 45

Notebook Manufacturers Post September Shipment Results

by Andrew Fenn

Notebook manufacturers witnessed a healthy boost to their shipments in September, according to a report by Digitimes. Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have all posted their month-on-month shipment results, with the last …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Notebooks| ODMs & OEMs| Vol 24 - Issue 39

Chinese OEMs May be Forced Out of TV Market

by Tom Allen

The global slowdown in the market for TVs is making it difficult for vendors in China to grow profitably, reports IHS. Many low-tier makers, who rushed into the market and recorded high shipment growth …

Tags:China| IHS Markit| Large Display Monitor| ODMs & OEMs| TV Production| Vol 23 - Issue 19


Asus Raises BYD Orders

by Tom Allen

Asus has apparently taken on BYD, a Chinese OEM, to manufacture 1.5 million notebooks. Sources say that this represents less than 10% of Asus’ total planned notebook shipments this year. It is thought that …

Tags:Asus| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Notebooks| ODMs & OEMs| Supply Chain| Vol 23 - Issue 03

Notebook ODMs’ MoM Sales Declined in July

by Helen Vince

Taiwan’s main notebook ODMs reported sequential declines in sales for July, as they experienced a slowdown in notebook demand. Quanta Computer said sales were down 21.4% in July from June, to NT$83.6 billion ($2.6 …

Tags:Compal| Financial Data| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Notebooks| ODMs & OEMs| Quanta| Vol 22 - Issue 32

Nokia Would Outsource New Phone Production

by Helen Vince

It was rumoured in April that Nokia was planning a return to the mobile business (Rumor: Nokia Getting Back into the Phone Business?). Now the company says that it will outsource the manufacturing of …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| Nokia| ODMs & OEMs| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 30

Microsoft Closes Chinese Plants, Looks to OEMs

by Milos Pavlovic

‘Industry sources’ say that Microsoft has closed its handset manufacturing plants in Beijing and Dongguang. The company is preparing to outsource more work to Taiwanese ODMs, sources said. Production is also expected to be …

Tags:China| Microsoft| Mobile Display Monitor| ODMs & OEMs| Smartphones| Taiwan| Vol 22 - Issue 29

TV Makers Choose China

by Tom Allen

TV outsourcing will reach a record high this year, says IHS DisplaySearch. TV sets made by outsourcing specialists will represent 43% of LCD TVs shipped worldwide in 2015. Outsourcing is now one of the …

Tags:China| IHS DisplaySearch| Large Display Monitor| LCD Panels| Manufacturing| ODMs & OEMs| TV Production| Vol 22 - Issue 26

Taiwan’s Notebook Manufacturers Report Slow February

by Helen Vince

Taiwan’s major notebook manufacturers and ODMs reported sequential sales declines in February, a traditionally slow month because of fewer working days and the Chinese New Year. Acer reported a 9% month on month and …

Tags:Acer| Asus| Compal| Financial Data| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Notebooks| ODMs & OEMs| Vol 22 - Issue 11

Suffer From Excess Money? Brikk Can Help

by Tom Allen

Ahead of the official launch of the Apple Watch, US-based Brikk has announced that its ‘Lux Watch’ , which consists of 30 different models of Apple’s wrist-worn device, is now available for pre-order. Available …

Tags:Apple Watch (iWatch)| Back Panel| Mobile Display Monitor| ODMs & OEMs| Smartwatches| Vol 22 - Issue 10