A report from market research firm IDC said there are indications that shipments of PCs in the European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) stabilised in the first quarter of this year.
21.8 million units shipped in EMEA, a decline of 1.1 percent compared to the same quarter last year. more»
The news for resellers specialising in the PC business in western Europe continues to be gloomy, apart from those specialising in the enterprise sector.
Gartner issued a report that said the market fell in western Europe by four percent in the last quarter of 2013. more»
Rather as expected, global tablet shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013 showed a 29.8 percent rise compared to the same quarter a year before.
That’s according to the research wing of Digitimes, which thinks 78.45 million units shipped during the period. more»
Taiwanese PC maker Acer said that it lost $274 million in the fourth quarter of 2013.
That includes a chunk of money set aside to pay for depreciated stock as well as a provision of money to lay off seven percent of its staff worldwide. more»
Troubled Taiwanese PC manufacturer Acer believes its future lies in the cloud.
Acer has been hit by the general decline of PC sales and recently Stan Shih, its founder, was hauled out of retirement while a number of senior executives clocked out of the operation. more»
Stan Shih, who came out of retirement to rescue Acer from its parlous state, has apparently been busy since his return.
Smartphone supremo Chen Guowei has apparently left Acer to spend more time with his family. Guowei was in charge of Acer’s business unit in mainland China. more»
The founder of Acer – Stan Shih – has returned to the company he founded as chairman and interim president.
That follows CEO and chairman JT Wang stepping down, along with president Jim Wong.
Acer has been particularly hard hit by the slump in PC sales over several quarters and we guess the return of Shih is seen by the board as giving the company’s fortunes a blip. more»
After turning in a net loss for its third financial quarter, Acer’s CEO and chairman JT Wang three himself on his sword.
The company turned in a net loss of NT$12.949 billion and attributed much of the shortfall to its Gateway, Packard Bell and Founder brands, according to a report on Taiwanese wire Digitimes. more»
Windows 8.1 is unlikely to save Microsoft’s bacon and slowness in delivering an adequate OS has damaged its reputation, a report suggests.
According to Taiwanese wire Digitimes, unnamed sources in the supply chain are suggesting that there will be little or no improvement in the PC market not only this year, but into next year too. more»
A UK executive at Intel once pointed out to me that a billion of anything is a lot of something.
And Intel released its third quarter results late yesterday evening, turning in a net profit of $2.95 billion, down from the same quarter last year of $2.97 billion. more»
IDC released figures estimating that worldwide PC shipments accounted for 81.6 million units in Q3 of 2013 – that’s a drop of 7.6 percent, compared to the previous year.
But IDC said it had expected a decline of 9.5 percent for the quarter. more»
Top notebook peddler Acer has chosen Marco Andresen as general manager in the UK, replacing Neil Marshall who was promoted to looking after North Europe operations.
Both Andresen and Marshall will cooperate on their current and new positions frmo 1 November, 2013. more»
Now that even grocers are targeting the 7-inch tablet segment, the dog eat dog of cheap tablets is getting even more brutal. Chinese white-box players are further cutting their prices, according to channel sources cited by Digitimes.
A quick glance at tablet prices in the UK and the continent reveals that there are already heaps of tablets priced at £99 or less, with some truly cheap models going for as little as £49. more»
Shipments of LCD panels for notebooks dropped 23 percent in July year-on-year, according to new data from IHS. Eight out of the nine leading PC vendors cut their LCD shipments and total shipments were just 1.49 million units, down from 19.3 million in July 2012. more»
Acer founder Stan Shih has turned on the Microsoft-Intel alliance, claiming that its PC empire will eventually fail because management is too greedy.
Speaking at a Taipei media conference, Shih said Wintel is doomed because both Microsoft and Intel keep too high a share of the profits for themselves, leading other players towards emerging rivals like Google’s ecosystem. more»