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Samsung and Apple consume 17% of 2013 chip sales, says Gartner

Jan 24, 16:44

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2013, together consuming US$53.7 billion of semiconductors in 2013, an increase of US$7.7 billion from 2012,...

Apple and Samsung remain biggest semiconductor buyers, says IHS

Jan 24, 11:04

Apple and Samsung Electronics remained the world's largest buyers of semiconductor chips in 2013, but the intensifying battle between the two for the hearts and minds of consumers...

Korea market: Local handset vendors dominate LTE smartphone segment

Jan 20, 15:46

The launch of LTE Advanced (LTE-A) services by Korea-based telecom operators has further enhanced the leading market position of Korea-based handset vendors in their home market,...

Apple, Samsung expected to ship 80-90 million, 60-70 million tablets in 2014, say sources

Jan 17, 15:36

Apple and Samsung Electronics will remain as the global top-two tablet vendors in 2014 with expected shipments of 80-90 million and 60-70 million units, respectively, according to...

Foxconn expected to ship 55-60 million tablets in 2014, say Taiwan makers

Jan 16, 19:43

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) shipped 50 million tablets to become the largest Taiwan-based ODM in 2013 and is expected to ship 55-60 million units to maintain...

Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments to top 1.24 billion units in 2014

Jan 14, 14:02

Global smartphone shipments are expected to top 1.24 billion units in 2014, with Samsung Electronics, Apple, LG Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications, Lenovo, Huawei, Microsoft,...

TSMC to produce fingerprint sensors for next-generation iPhone at 12-inch fab

Jan 13, 21:31

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reportedly will begin producing fingerprint sensors for Apple's next-generation iPhone at its 12-inch fab using a 65nm process in...

Fingerprint module supplies likely to fall short of demand in 1H14

Jan 8, 12:14

Supply of fingerprint modules may fall short of demand in the first half of 2014 as more and more smartphone vendors are expected to follow the steps of Apple to adopt fingerprint...

Apple, Qualcomm suffering weak yields for wearable devices

Jan 2, 16:13

Several wearable devices such as Apple's iWatch and Qualcomm's Toq are reportedly seeing less than 50% yield rates due to difficulties applying surface treatments on their metal injection...

Taiwan FTC ruling may change Apple strategy

Dec 26, 12:03

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has fined Apple Asia NT$20 million (US$666,622) over its sales contracts demanding local telecom carriers sell its products at fixed prices. Sources...

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Flex PCB makers upgrading capacities to secure Apple orders

Dec 25, 20:17

Flexium Interconnect, Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology are upgrading their flex PCB production capacities in order to meet strict requirements for the iPhone and...

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Apple large-size tablet rumored for launch in October 2014

Dec 23, 15:45

Apple is rumored to release a 12.9-inch tablet in October 2014, targeting North America's educational market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

AMD may reach 30% share in professional GPU market in 2014

Dec 23, 14:12

AMD may reach a 30% share in the professional graphics card market at the end of 2014, up from around 20% currently, because Apple has turned to adopt AMD's FirePro graphics cards...

Wistron may be chosen as 3rd candidate OEM for iWatch

Dec 18, 14:36

Apple will start production of the iWatch smartwatch in the second quarter of 2014 with Quanta Computer and Inventec as OEMs. Wistron is also in contention to be selected as a third...

Samsung, TSMC to share Apple 14/16nm chip orders

Dec 18, 11:25

Samsung Electronics has signed a contract for the production of Apple's next-generation smartphone application processors to be used in 2015 using 14/16nm FinFET processes, according...

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Radiant Opto-Electronics November BLU shipments highest in 2013

Dec 10, 21:56

Radiant Opto-Electronics shipped 13.718 million backlight units (BLUs) in November, the highest monthly level so far in 2013, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Latest iPads to launch in Taiwan later in December

Dec 10, 13:35

Apple's iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display are reportedly likely to be launched in the Taiwan market on December 20, according to local retail channels.

Taiwan makers hike Apple, Samsung 4Q13 tablet shipment estimates

Dec 3, 14:59

Taiwan-based tablet supply chain makers, viewing that Apple and Samsung Electronics have increased their tablet shipments, have upward adjusted estimated iPad shipments in the fourth...

FPCB makers Zhen Ding, Flexium set for strong 4Q13

Dec 2, 21:14

Flexible PCB makers Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect are both expected to report more than 30% sequential growth in consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013,...

Digitimes Research: iPhone shipments up over 25% on year in 3Q13

Nov 28, 13:55

Apple shipped a total of 33.8 million iPhones, including the 5s, 5c and older models, in the third quarter of 2013, increasing 25.7% from a year earlier, according to data compiled...

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Apple orders nearly 4 million iPad mini with Retina for shipments in November, say Taiwan makers

Nov 27, 14:15

As bottlenecks in making components for the iPad mini with Retina have gradually been removed, Apple has increase orders in November to nearly four million units, according to Taiwan-based...

Apple, Intel, Google in race for motion control technology development

Nov 25, 21:19

IT platform developers such as Apple, Intel and Google have all been aggressively expanding their presence in the motion control industry through acquisitions of related players.

Bumpy landing of iOS 7 in the enterprise leaves room for Windows Phone growth, says ABI Research

Nov 25, 14:54

The consumerization of IT has reached a maturation state in key markets forcing smartphone OEMs to incorporate security and advanced enterprise features into mobile device hardware...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone sales dip 8.8% sequentially in 3Q13

Nov 25, 14:50

Shipments of smartphones in the China market declined 8.8% sequentially to 78.2 million units in the third quarter of 2013, according to data compiled by Digitimes Research.

Apple adjusts OEM operating model, say Taiwan makers

Nov 20, 14:30

Apple has been adjusting its OEM operating model from OEMs being responsible for both component procurement and production, to purely production, according to Taiwan-based OEMs.

Qualcomm reportedly hopes Samsung and Globalfoundries can team up, sources say

Nov 18, 16:12

Qualcomm reportedly hopes Samsung Electronics and Globalfoundries can form an alliance, as the fabless IC vendor seeks to reduce its reliance on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Globalfoundries, Samsung said to team up to vie for Apple chip orders

Nov 13, 12:23

Rumors have been circulated in the IC industry claiming that Globalfoundries and Samsung Electronics will team up to vie for A9-series chip orders from Apple. Under the reported tie-up,...

Samsung places fewer notebook component orders than expected

Nov 11, 11:05

Samsung Electronics' component orders from June to October 2013 were reportedly only 40% of the Korea-based vendor's original forecast, while Apple's iMac shipments during the same...

Digitimes Research: GTAT able to supply sapphire for over 30 million iPhone screen covers due to Apple funding

Nov 8, 14:54

US-based crystal growth solution and equipment provider GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) has announced that Apple will pre-pay US$578 million to secure sapphire supply. GTAT will be...

New iPad Air costs less to make than third-generation iPad model, says IHS

Nov 6, 14:32

With the iPad Air, Apple has not only trimmed the weight and thickness of its flagship tablet line, it has also cut the component costs, as the new model carries a lower bill of materials...

A quarter of a billion smartphones ship in 3Q13, says Canalys

Nov 6, 10:24

Over a quarter of a billion smartphones shipped worldwide in the third quarter of 2013 as the market grew 44% on year, according to Canalys. The top-2 vendors - Samsung and Apple...

Apple spurs massive growth in smartphone fingerprint sensor market, says IHS

Nov 5, 14:33

As it has done so often before, Apple is triggering a new technology boom, with its integration of a fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s inspiring a wave of imitators that will drive...

Apple iPad shipments to reach 18-20 million units in 4Q13

Nov 5, 11:37

As the iPad Air is expected to achieve good sales and Apple has lowered prices for old iPad mini models, global iPad shipments in the fourth quarter are estimated to reach 18-20 million...

Despite weak quarter, Apple remains on top of tablet market in 3Q13, says IHS

Oct 31, 16:26

Apple in third-quarter 2013 remained king of the tablet business as it held onto its lead in shipments, even though it lost shipment market share in the quarter.

Apple orders new MacBook Pro in large volumes, say Taiwan makers

Oct 30, 14:15

Apple has placed orders for new MacBook Pro models unveiled in October in large volumes due to expected good sales in the fourth quarter. The orders have filled up some of its suppliers'...

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    Before Going to Press | 11h 18min ago

  • Asustek readies new 2-in-1 products for competition

    Before Going to Press | 11h 19min ago

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    Apple iPod touch with 5MP iSight camera

    Apple has announced its 16GB iPod touch is now available in several colors and equipped with a 5-megapixel iSight camera. The entire iPod touch lineup features the 5-megapixel iSight...

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    Apple 21.5-inch entry-level iMac all-in-one PC

    Apple has introduced a new 21.5-inch iMac starting at US$1,099. Featuring an ultra-thin design, a 21.5-inch display, Core i5 processors and the latest OS X operating system, the new...

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    Apple new MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Late 2013)

    Apple has updated MacBook Pro with Retina display, with prices starting at US$1,299. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display features fourth-generation dual-core Intel Core i5...

    Photo: Company, Oct 28.

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    Apple iPad Air tablet

    Apple has announced the iPad Air featuring a 9.7-inch Retina display in a thinner and lighter design. The iPad Air is 20% thinner and 28% lighter than the fourth-generation iPad,...

    Photo: Company, Oct 23.

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    Apple iPad mini with Retina display

    Apple has announced the iPad mini with Retina display, bringing all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen. The new iPad features the Apple-designed A7 chip with...

    Photo: Company, Oct 23.

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