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China Telecom sees 3G user base nearly triple in 2011

Mar 21, 16:10

China Telecom, the only CDMA2000 mobile telecom carrier in China, had 36.29 million 3G subscribers as of the end of 2011, hiking 195.3% from a year ago and accounting for 28.5% of...

MediaTek March revenues to rise over 30%

Mar 7, 11:26

MediaTek has enjoyed a ramp-up in orders for smartphone chips from its China-based clients since end-February, according to industry sources. The IC design house is expected to see...

Sales of MediaTek smartphone chips soar on China demand

MediaTek reiterates 3G chip shipment goal for 2012

Feb 20, 11:02

MediaTek is maintaining its goal of shipping 50 million 3G handset chips in 2012, and could potentially exceed the targeted number, according to the IC design house.

MediaTek expects to ship 50 million 3G handset chips in 2012

IC distributors see sales bottom in 1Q12

Feb 13, 15:20

Taiwan-based IC distributors including WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics all expect sales to hit the lowest quarterly level for 2012 in the first quarter, and register sequential...

Vendors to adopt LTE/3G seamless connectivity chips for dual-mode smartphones

Feb 9, 01:05

Chip design houses including Qualcomm have adopted CSFB (circuit-switch fallback) and SRVCC (single radio voice call continuity) technologies to develop single chips which enable...

MediaTek sees 10-15% sequential drop in 1Q12 sales

Feb 4, 11:01

IC design house MediaTek expects its consolidated revenues to decrease 10-15% sequentially in the first quarter of 2012 with gross margin slipping to 42-44% from 44.2% in the fourth...

MediaTek HQ

China market: Chip demand for 2.5G/2.75G handsets falling

Feb 1, 12:24

Demand for 2.5G and 2.75G handset solutions is falling in China due to growth in the penetration rates for 3G and smartphones in the region, according to sources at white-box handset...

TSMC seeing 3G chip orders boom, sources say

Jan 18, 10:43

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has seen orders from the wireless communications sector boom recently, according to industry sources, adding that the contract chipmaker...

TSMC

China Telecom to procure 45 million 3G smartphones in 2012

Jan 18, 01:00

China Telecom, the only CDMA2000 mobile telecom carrier in China, will procure 45 million 3G smartphones, of which most will be for sale at CNY700-2,000 (US$111-316), in 2012, according...

Taiwan market: Vibo to invest NT$2 billion to expand 3G in 2012

Dec 5, 16:38

Vibo Telecom will invest NT$2 billion (US$66.4 million) to expand its 3G network in Taiwan to 7,000 base stations in 2012, according to company chairman Rock Hsu.

Taiwan market: Vibo expanding 3G network

Nov 24, 14:05

Taiwan-based Vibo Telecom will add 650 base stations to its 3G network of more than 5,000 by the end of 2011 and set up 500 more in first-quarter 2011, according to the telecom carrier's...

LTE and 3G driving 30% growth in APAC mobile Internet infrastructure market, says Synergy Research

Nov 11, 11:25

One of the fastest growing technology markets is networking equipment to support mobile Internet access. The second quarter of 2011 saw mobile Internet infrastructure revenues pass...

RF transceiver market for mobile devices to reach 1.5 billion by 2015, says Petrov Group (part 2)

Oct 28, 15:36

RF transceivers are critical components of mobile devices including handsets/smartphones and tablet PCs. By 2015, the total RF transceiver market will reach 1.5 billion units while...

Standalone transceiver chips to dominate the smartphone market, says Petrov Group (part 1)

Oct 21, 16:36

Transceivers are essential to the performance of mobile devices. They are designed to detect weak signals at a specific frequency when receiving and to send signals at a specific...

Lenovo places short lead-time 3G chipset solution orders with MediaTek, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 27, 13:50

Lenovo has placed short lead-time orders for MT6573 3G solutions with MediaTek recently as the first batch of 500,000 units of its A60 smartphone, priced at CNY1,000 (US$156), have...

Handset solution vendors competing neck and neck in 3G smartphone market in China

Sep 13, 15:12

Demand for smartphone solutions in emerging markets, particularly in China, is gaining momentum, pushing chipset vendors to compete neck and neck to grab a large piece for the growing...

Asustek may have difficulties achieving 2011 notebook shipment goal

Jul 26, 01:30

Taiwan-based notebook vendor Asustek has achieved a strong performance in the tablet PC market, but may not be able to achieve its shipment goal of 20 million notebooks and netbooks...

MediaTek to increase investment in 3G, says chairman

Jul 19, 11:54

MediaTek will further strengthen its deployment in the global 3G chipset market by pouring more capital and resources into the development of platform products and application software,...

MediaTek to ship 3G solutions in August

Jul 13, 11:39

MediaTek has confirmed that it will begin to ship its HUSPA solution, the MT6573, to clients in August, but the company declined to comment on market speculations that it has landed...

ZTE, Huawei, Lenovo monopolize China Mobile procurement of 10 million 3G handsets, says report

Jul 8, 15:44

China-based vendors ZTE, Huawei Device and Lenovo have won China Mobile's latest procurement open bid to share the total supply volume of 10 million TD-SCDMA 3G handsets priced at...

China market: 3G users near 74 million in May

Jun 28, 10:40

The total number of 3G mobile subscribers in China kept increasing to 73.76 million as of the end of May 2011, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MII...

Qualcomm likely to slash 30% off entry-level 3G solutions in next 9-12 months, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 16, 15:31

Qualcomm is likely to slash its prices for 3G smartphone solutions by 30% in the next 9-12 months in order to prevent other chipset makers from grabbing its share in the entry-level...

Spreadtrum acquires stake in UMTS/HSPA modem chipset developer

Jun 14, 14:28

Spreadtrum Communications, a major fabless semiconductor provider in China with technology in both 2G and 3G wireless communications standards, has announced that it acquired an approximately...

China market: 3G network investment totals CNY289 billion

Jun 14, 10:44

China Mobile, China United Telecommunications and China Telecom have cumulatively invested a total of CNY289 billion (US$43 billion) in setting up 3G networks consisting of 697,000...

MediaTek to embed Yahoo services in handset chips

Jun 2, 01:05

MediaTek has reached an agreement with Yahoo under which the IC designer will embed Yahoo's services into its chips targeting smartphones and 3G handsets, according to the companie...

Computex 2011: Asustek announces Padfone, bundling smartphone with tablet PC

May 31, 01:20

Taiwan-based notebook brand vendor Asustek Computer, at its pre-Computex press conference, announced its Padfone, bundling a 4.3-inch smartphone with a 10-inch tablet PC for an estimated...

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih introducing Padfone

Baseband processors still essential, says Petrov Group

May 3, 17:02

With the proliferation of tablets and smartphones application processors are in the limelight, but another group of mobile processors, basebands, deserve attention too, according...

China market: China Telecom offers HTC dual-mode 3G handset S710d

Apr 20, 12:25

Smartphone vendor HTC and China Telecom have unveiled HTC S710d, a customized 3G handset model for the carrier for immediate lunch in the China market, according to HTC.

Quanta Computer expected to see booming shipments of PlayBook

Apr 13, 15:53

RIM is internally optimistic about the marketability of its PlayBook tablet PC and therefore has placed large-volume orders for shipments in the second and third quarters of 2011...

MediaTek 1Q11 revenues down 12% sequentially

Apr 11, 11:42

Fabless IC firm MediaTek has announced NT$7.81 billion (US$270 million) in March 2011 revenues. The figure comes below market watcher estimates of over NT$8 billion. MediaTek's revenues...

Taiwan market: NCC asks operators to educate 3G Internet-access users about bandwidth

Mar 25, 16:29

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC), in view of a fast increasing number of complaints about speeds of mobile Internet-access services filed by 3G users, has asked mobile...

Integrated mobile processors to challenge standalone application processors, says Petrov Group (part 2)

Mar 16, 12:19

Recently several handset IC companies have announced integrated mobile processors – products that integrate baseband processor and application processor together with graphics...

Taiwan market: TWM to expand 3G network to cope with growing use of smartphones

Mar 8, 01:40

Mobile telecom carrier Taiwan Mobile (TWM), in view of fast increasing mobile Internet-access traffic due to growing use of smartphones and tablet PCs, will add expand its 3G network...

China's wireless carriers double capital spending on 4G in 2011, says IHS iSuppli

Mar 4, 11:13

China's investment in the next-generation 4G wireless technology known as Long Term Evolution (LTE) is set to double in 2011 as the country's major telecom carriers move to upgrade...

CeBIT 2011: ECS to showcase tablet PCs

Feb 22, 01:15

Taiwan-based motherboard maker Elitegroup Computer System (ECS) is set to showcase its latest 10.1-inch Windows 7- and Android-based tablet PCs at CeBIT 2011, which will be hosted...

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    Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-book reader

    Amazon has introduced the fifth-generation Kindle e-book reader - Kindle Paperwhite - constructed with 62% more pixels and 25% increased contrast, a patented built-in front light...

    Photo: Company, Sep 17.

  • Amazon+Kindle+Touch%2FTouch+3G+e%2Dbook+reader

    Amazon Kindle Touch/Touch 3G e-book reader

    Kindle Touch is a new addition to Amazon's e-book reader family with a touch screen that makes it easier to turn pages, search, shop, and take notes - still with an e-ink display...

    Photo: Company, Sep 30.

  • HTC+Droid+Incredible+2

    HTC Droid Incredible 2

    Verizon Wireless has announced that the HTC Droid Incredible 2, an Android-based smartphone, will be available beginning April 28 and sell for US$199.99 with two-year service agreements...

    Photo: Company, Apr 28.

  • Intel+Core+i5+vPro+processor

    Intel Core i5 vPro processor

    Intel has unveiled its newest family of business processors - Intel Core vPro, featuring the performance and capabilities of Intel's new microarchitecture, enhancements to Intel vPro...

    Photo: Company, Mar 8.

  • Acer+Iconia+Pad+W500+tablet+PC

    Acer Iconia Pad W500 tablet PC

    Acer has unveiled a new tablet PC Iconia Tab W500 running on Windows 7 operating system and is equipped with AMD's C-50 processor and Radeon HD 6250 graphics chip for visuals and...

    Photo: Company, Feb 17.

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