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Digitimes Research: Google is serious about Project Ara

May 30, 10:14

In April 2014, Google released modular design kits, held its first developer conference, as well as made commitments to release more specifications and a software roadmap for its...

Sapphire substrate applications expected to expand in handsets, says LEDinside

May 27, 16:21

Out of sapphire substrate non-LED applications, mobile devices have shown the strongest demand. Sapphire substrate non-LED applications are projected to reach a 32% share in 2014,...

Handset vendors to compete for audio performance

May 23, 15:50

Handset vendors are likely to enter a new round of competition to upgrade their sound-processing technology in order to deliver high quality audio content through their smartphones,...

China market: Handset brands and ODMs still reluctant to launch WP-based smartphones

May 19, 12:42

China-based handset vendors and ODMs are still reluctant to launch Windows Phone (WP)-based smartphones in 2014 despite Microsoft's efforts to promote its WP platform without charging...

Handset ODMs ready capacities for wearables, but orders yet to come

May 15, 11:48

Most Taiwan-based handset ODMs have built up capacities for producing wearable devices, but have yet to see any orders coming from major vendors, according to industry sources.

China market: White-box handset makers using inferior parts and components for 3G smartphones

May 14, 16:20

China-based white-box handset vendors, which have been forced to stay in the 3G sector amid rising popularity of 4G LTE smartphones, reportedly are using inferior parts and components...

Nokia puts in handset component orders to supply chains

May 12, 14:14

Supply chains including panel makers Japan Display, Innolux, Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) as well as touch panel makers Wintek and GIS are seeing increased orders from Nokia for handset...

Taiwan-based handset ODMs buying more parts and components from suppliers in China

May 12, 12:17

Taiwan-based handset ODMs have been purchasing more handset components and parts from the supply chain in China in order to lower their production costs, according to industry sour...

Asustek sees profit drop in 1Q14; ships 4.9 million notebooks

May 7, 21:39

Asustek Computer has announced net profits of NT$4.36 billion (US$144.69 million) for the first quarter, down 23% on quarter and 28% on year with EPS reaching NT$5.87. Asustek shipped...

LG resumes cooperation with Taiwan-based handset ODMs, say sources

May 6, 14:03

LG Electronics has resumed its cooperation with Taiwan-based handset ODMs by releasing orders for entry-level Android 3G smartphones to Arima Communications, according to industry...

China handset vendors may face increasing patent complaints, say sources

May 2, 15:58

China-based handset vendors have begun strengthening their patent portfolio or establishing defensive alliances to fend off increasing threats of patent complaints from international...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments to grow over 40% in 2Q14

Apr 28, 15:12

Taiwan-based handset ODMs and brand vendors are expected to see their combined handset shipments grow over 40% on quarter and also on year to a total of 23.4 million units in the...

TPK expects to see TOL demand increase due to 4G handset development

Apr 23, 14:49

TPK expects to benefit from demand for 4G units, according to company president Tom Sun. The company expects to see steady OGS (one-glass solution) shipments in 2014 for mid-range...

Xiaomi to increase orders for thin-film touch panels

Apr 22, 20:58

Xiaomi is expected to increase orders to panel makers for thin-film type touch panels, according to supply chain sources.

O-Film expected to produce for 35% of handset touch panels in 2014

Apr 16, 20:20

China touch panel maker O-Film reportedly was responsible for 23% of global handset touch panels in 2013 and the percentage is expected to climb to 35% in 2014, according to supply...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments drop 1.6% sequentially in 1Q14

Apr 15, 15:44

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...

Handset ODM Arima sees sales up in March

Newswatch - Apr 9, 11:22

Handset ODM Arima Communications has reported revenues of NT$3.2 billion (US$106.23 million) for March, up 82.7% sequentially and 106.2% on year. For the first quarter of 2014, revenues...

Panel makers unsure about 3G handset panel orders in 2Q14

Apr 2, 21:58

Panel makers have order visibility for handset panels for 3G handsets through April 2014 but are pessimistic the orders will fade out through the second quarter of the year as demand...

Commentary: Taiwan handset vendors, ODMs advised to optimize rising supply chain in China

Apr 2, 16:36

Taiwan-based handset vendors and ODMs are advised to optimize the advantages of the handset supply chain in China to sharpen their competiveness and to avoid of being marginalized...

Worldwide PC, tablet, ultra-mobile and mobile handset shipments to grow 6.9% in 2014, says Gartner

Mar 28, 11:03

Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultra-mobiles and handsets) are projected to reach 2.5 billion units in 2014, a 6.9% increase from 2013, according to Gartner...

Handset supply chains are seeing increased orders from Motorola for entry-level smartphones

Mar 25, 21:49

Handset supply chains are seeing increased orders from Motorola for entry-level smartphones that will be aimed for sale in emerging markets, according to industry sources.

Smartphone supply chain seeing increased orders from China handset vendors

Mar 24, 20:35

The smartphone supply chain is seeing increased orders from China handset vendors, most notably for 4G units, according to industry sources.

China market: Second-tier China handset vendors plan to request anti-trust probe into Android licensing

Mar 18, 14:38

Some second-tier and small China-based handset vendors feel that Google has unreasonably high charges for some applications under the Android platform, and therefore plan to request...

China handset vendors will account for over 50% of mobile handset sales in 2015, says ABI Research

Mar 17, 15:03

China-based handset vendors will account for over 50% of mobile handset sales in 2015. China-based vendors accounted for 38% of mobile handset shipments in 2013 and the ongoing shift...

More handset makers joining WP camp

Mar 10, 11:31

Microsoft has successfully lured a number of China- and India-based handset vendors to join the Windows Phone (WP) camp, which may help ramp up the ratio of the WP8 phones in the...

Small- to medium-size panel makers likely to see decreased performance in 1Q14

Mar 4, 21:56

Small- to medium-size panel makers are likely to see decreased performances during the first quarter of 2014 due to decreased orders for tablet panels and entry-level small-size handset...

NFC-enabled handset shipments to soar 4-fold in next 5 years, says IHS

Mar 3, 15:47

Global shipments of handsets equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology will surge by more than a factor of four from 2013-2018, reaching 1.2 billion units, according...

Digitimes Research: China handset vendors to rely on local AMOLED panel production from 2016

Feb 26, 15:08

On December 17, 2013, China-based touch panel maker Truly Optoelectronics announced that it had entered a joint venture with the Huizhou City Government to invest in a 4.5G AMOLED...

Panel makers expected to bump up production of WQHD handset panels in 2014

Feb 24, 21:45

Panel makers are expected to bump up production of WQHD handset panels in 2014 as China handset vendors are expected to further tackle the local high-end handset market.

Display shipments affected by weak demand for entry-level smartphones, say sources

Feb 14, 12:39

Business prospects for display suppliers and other makers in the handset supply chain are expected to remain sluggish in the short term as brand and white-box handset makers in China...

Digitimes Research: China handset vendors to rely on local AMOLED panel production from 2016

Jan 29, 16:14

On December 17, 2013, China-based touch panel maker Truly Optoelectronics announced that it had entered a joint venture with the Huizhou City Government to invest in a 4.5G AMOLED...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments to decline 15.4% sequentially in 1Q14

Jan 28, 22:33

Combined handset shipments of Taiwan-based brand vendors and ODMs are expected to slide 15.4% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014, Digitimes Research has estimated.

Intel rumored to question its future in smartphone market, say sources

Jan 27, 22:04

A rumor circulating in the upstream supply chain in Taiwan has Intel reportedly questioning whether it should quit the smartphone market in 2015 if it continues to see weak performance...

Makers in handset supply chain to post flat performance in 1Q14

Jan 22, 21:59

Makers in the handset supply chain are set to post flat performance in the first quarter of 2014 as pull-in orders from ODMs and brand vendors are unlikely to come until March, according...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ODM handset shipments flat in 4Q13

Jan 22, 11:43

Handsets shipped by Taiwan-based ODMs stayed flat in the fourth quarter of 2013, with Compal Communications and Arima Communications seeing their shipments decline significantly on...

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