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Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2013
Luke Lin, DIGITIMES Research; Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES [Monday 6 May 2013]
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Seasonality played a key role in bringing down Taiwan makers' handset shipments by 18.3% sequentially in first-quarter 2013. Taiwan's top handset maker HTC saw an even steeper fall in shipments partly due to component shortages plaguing its high-end models. But shipments will rebound in the second quarter, as major client Sony Mobile Communications will introduce new models and HTC see the component shortages ease.
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