Taipei, Thursday, October 23, 2014 06:32 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
22°C
Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments drop 1.6% sequentially in 1Q14
Luke Lin, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Tuesday 15 April 2014]

Chi Mei Communication Systems (CMCS) saw a significant increase in handset shipments in first-quarter 2014, because of Nokia's joint design manufacturing (JDM) orders for feature phones, while Compal Communications also achieved sequential shipment growth. Only Arima Communications suffered a slight drop.

Overall handset ODM shipments from Taiwan makers grew sequentially.

HTC's own-brand handset shipments continued to drop in the first quarter since its mainstream handsets had already been on the market for quite a while and demand for its new mid-range models launched at the end of fourth-quarter 2013 and first-quarter 2014 was weaker than expected.

With ODMs' shipment growth almost offseting the drop in own-brand shipment s, Taiwan's overall handset shipments in the first quarter declined only 1.6% on quarter, but on an annual basis, they rose 40%, figures collected by Digitimes Research show.

As for smartphones alone, Taiwan's ODM shipments declined in the first quarter due to seasonality. Moreover, HTC's new own-brand flagship model was not unveiled until the end of the first quarter. As a result, Taiwan's smartphone shipments decreased 16.8% sequentially in the first quarter.

Realtime news
  • LED driver IC vendor Silergy set for brisk sales in 4Q14

    Bits + chips | 8h 12min ago

  • Sony Mobile to amend strategy for releasing flagship models

    Mobile + telecom | 8h 20min ago

  • eMemory NeoEE IP advances into automotive electronics applications

    Before Going to Press | 9h 10min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Apple turns to focus on price management to save tablet business

    Before Going to Press | 9h 23min ago

  • KYEC posts EPS NT$1.71 for January-September period

    Before Going to Press | 9h 24min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China smartphone AP shipments to enjoy growth in 4Q14 driven by LTE-based solutions

    Before Going to Press | 9h 34min ago

  • Rising IoT applications to boost demand for new memory IC parts

    Before Going to Press | 9h 36min ago

  • Winbond appoints new senior vice president for product development

    Before Going to Press | 9h 56min ago

  • LG Display announces 3Q14 performance

    Before Going to Press | 10h 29min ago

  • Huawei expressing more interest in embedded touch panel solutions

    Before Going to Press | 10h 50min ago

  • LCD TV sales in China reached 6.02 million from the Mid-Autumn period throughout the October 1 period

    Before Going to Press | 10h 56min ago

  • AUO reduces working hours for factory workers

    Before Going to Press | 11h 14min ago

  • Taiwan shipments of LCD TVs expected to reach 19.69 million in 2H14

    Before Going to Press | 11h 16min ago

  • Taiwan panel industry output value to increase 1.6-3.1% in 2015. says IEK

    Before Going to Press | 11h 16min ago

  • Everlight Electronics likely to net NT$500-600 million for 3Q14

    Before Going to Press | 11h 39min ago

  • Taiwan September unemployment rate down, says DGBAS

    Before Going to Press | 11h 40min ago

Pause
 | 
View more
Analysis of China revised domestic semiconductor industry goals
The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017
Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015
  • 2014 global high brightness LED market, trends and shipment forecast

    For the global LED lighting market, the market size will reach US$25.82 billion in 2014 or a market penetration rate of 23.4%. This is attributable to exponential shipment growth for light bulbs, tubes, and directional lamps.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.