Ralph JenningsIDG News Service

Ralph Jennings is Taipei correspondent at IDG News Service and reports on contract manufacturers and component industries in Taiwan.

Two Convicted in U.S. Over Counterfeit Cisco Gear

A U.S. federal jury convicted two people this week over a scheme to import and sell counterfeit Cisco-branded networking equipment, the Department of Justice...

Acer Starts Making Laptops at New Factory in China

Acer, the world’s second largest PC maker, opened a factory in the Chinese industrial city of Chongqing on Thursday and expects it to produce 30 percent to 40...

Sony Offers Identity Theft Protection After Cyber-attacks

Sony began letting its U.S. PlayStation Network and Qriocity customers sign up on Wednesday for free identity theft protection services following cyber-attacks...

Taipei Presses Sony for More Information After PSN Hack

The city of Taipei has sought more help from Sony for PlayStation Network gamers whose personal details may have been leaked, an official said on Wednesday. Its...

HP Signs Deal to Acquire Printelligent

Technology giant Hewlett-Packard will acquire Printelligent to bolster its position in managed printing services for business clients, the two companies said on...

Asustek Introducing Hybrid Phone-tablet Device

Asustek Computer will introduce a new device next week combining the features of a phone and a tablet PC, making it a potential rival to the Dell Streak and...

Tablet PCs to Dominate Taipei Computer Show

Tablet PCs will dominate the massive Computex trade show in Taipei next week, where top brands and obscure white-box makers will show new models of the popular...

Toyota, Salesforce.com Set up Vehicle Owner Social Network

Toyota Motor will partner Salesforce.com to offer owners of its electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles a private social network, Toyota Friend, for sharing...

Intel Expects New Chip Technology out by End 2011

Intel is in talks with major Asian PC makers that could see new laptops released as early as December this year that feature fast, battery-saving processor...

Tata to Beef up Singapore Data Centers

Data center operator Tata Communications will invest S$440 million (US$357 million) in Singapore over the next four years to meet a fast-growing regional demand...

Acer, Former CEO Spar Over Declining Fortunes

Acer on Wednesday charged its former chief executive officer, Gianfranco Lanci, with performance issues, after he had criticized the company's resistance to...

Mozilla Building on Firefox's Dominant Share in Indonesia

Mozilla is building an army of volunteers in Indonesia to help customize Firefox and recommend add-ons, as the U.S.-based non-profit organization seeks to retain...

HTC Supplying Equipment to Mobile Operators Alliance

Smartphone maker High Tech Computer (HTC) signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday with a group of Asian telecom service providers who will be jointly...

Apple Orders Spur Growth for Taiwanese Parts Makers

Two Taiwanese firms that make touchscreen panels for Apple have reported sharp first-quarter revenue gains, which analysts said came from soaring demand for...

South Korea Raids Google Over Illegal Mobile Data Collection

Police in South Korea said they had raided Google's Korea head office in Seoul on Tuesday on suspicion that the subsidiary of the search engine company had...