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Sony Mobile to adopt metal-alloy chassis for smartphones to be launched in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Aug 29, 14:29

Sony Mobile Communications are developing smartphones to be launched in 2015 and will adopt metal-alloy chassis for high-end models, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Asustek expects to ship nearly 8 million ZenPhones in 2014

Aug 29, 11:38

Asustek Computer has seen booming sales of ZenPhone and expects to ship 2.8-2.9 million units in the third quarter of 2014 and nearly eight million units in the whole year, according...

Sales of branded smartphones from service providers such as Amazon, Facebook, and Alibaba lower than expected

Aug 29, 11:25

Sales of own-brand smartphones launched by online retailers or social networking service companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent have been lower than expected,...

Handset brands launching more Android Wear-based devices

Aug 28, 13:58

More handset brands are rolling out Android Wear-based smartwatches and smart bracelets, adding pressure on specialized wearable device vendors such as Jawbone, Fitbit and Pebble,...

HTC unveils HTC Desire 510, Desire 820 expected in 4Q14

Aug 28, 13:29

HTC has unveiled its new 4G LTE smartphone, the HTC Desire 510, further expanding the portfolio of its mid-range Desire-series family. The HTC Desire will be available in the US,...

Taiwan market: Surface Pro 3 to launch

Aug 27, 16:16

Microsoft will launch the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 in the Taiwan market on August 29 at a starting retail price of NT$24,900 (US$830), according to Microsoft Taiwan.

Karbonn looks to in-house handset production in India: Q&A with executive director

Aug 27, 16:08

Karbonn, the second-largest India-based handset vendor, is looking into in-house production. Digitimes recently sat down with company executive director Shashin Devsare to discuss...

Karbonn executive director Shashin Devsare

Gaining an advantage in emerging markets: Q&A with India-based handset player Micromax

Aug 27, 12:30

Sales of handsets in the India market reached 61.07 million units in the first quarter of 2014, with smartphones accounting for 17.59 million units or 28.8%. Notably, smartphone sales...

Micromax co-founder Rajesh Agarwal

Voices from India: How can Taiwan best tap the booming India handset market

Aug 27, 12:27

There will be an estimated 250 million handsets sold in the India market in 2014, 35% of which will be smartphones, an increase from the 23% in 2013. However, with a population of...

On the handset market in India and increasing presence of Lava: Q&A with Lava chairman Hari Om Rai

Aug 26, 16:01

As India's handset market is continuing to grow, local vendors including Lava, Spice, Intex and GI 5 are seeing monthly sales reach between 500,000-1 million units a month, with Larva...

Lava chairman Hari Om Rai

Tablet market to decline in 2014 while notebook market expected to grow, says TrendForce

Aug 26, 15:09

Branded tablets will experience negative growth in 2014 at 153 million units shipped, an on-year decrease of 1.8%. Notebook shipments, on the other hand, will increase 1% on year...

Acer unveils cloud-supported hearing device

Aug 26, 14:50

Acer has unveiled a hearing device that leverages cloud computing resources to optimize settings at a convention in Shenzhen, China, which started on August 25. The device is able...

Commentary: Rising pan-Indian Ocean regional smartphone market represents huge potential for Taiwan firms

Aug 26, 12:26

Approximately eight years ago, Digitimes ran a special topic, entitled "To go, or not to go," to explore whether India is a market worth investing in for Taiwan-based businesses...

India government looks forward to cooperating with Taiwan to develop local handset industry: Digitimes president talks with top officials from India's Ministry of Communications & IT

Aug 25, 17:20

During Digitimes president Colley Hwang's recent trip to India, he had the opportunity to meet with various government and industry leaders, including Shri R.S. Sharma, secretary...

Shri R.S. Sharma, secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Sony Mobile to roll out more waterproof smartphones, say sources

Aug 25, 11:53

Sony Mobile Communications is enhancing the competitiveness of its the mid-range smartphones by rolling-out more water-resistant models and is likely to make waterproof a standard...

IoT to drive wireless connected devices to 40.9 billion in 2020, says ABI Research

Aug 22, 15:36

According to ABI Research, the installed base of active wireless connected devices will exceed 16 billion in 2014, about 20% more than in 2013. The number of devices will more than...

Acer unveils 8-core 4G LTE smartphone in Taiwan

Aug 22, 15:27

Acer has announced its eight-core 4G LTE smartphone, the Liquid X1, featuring a 13-megapixel camera with Acer's Zoom Fit, Rapid and Float user interfaces, and Acer's Extend cross-platform...

Jason Chen, Acer CEO promoting company new smartphone

Peripheral chip makers preparing inventories for 100 million new iPhones

Aug 22, 15:20

Peripheral chip suppliers for the next-generation iPhone reportedly are preparing to build up combined inventories of related ICs equivalent for the production of 100 million units...

Digitimes Research: Replacement demand for low-cost smartphones growing in Southeast Asia

Aug 22, 14:18

Since the penetration rates of 3G/4G smartphones in most Southeast Asian countries, including Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, are currently hovering around 20%, there will...

Perfect Optronics cooperation with Potevio reportedly to pave way for Foxconn marketing in China

Aug 22, 11:49

China-based Perfect Optronics, a sales agent for panels, LCD driver ICs and polarizers produced by Foxconn Group members, Innolux, Himax Technologies and Chi Mei Materials Technology...

Digitimes Research: Entry-level smartphone may help Amazon extend e-commerce reach

Aug 21, 22:01

Amazon released its mid-range to high-end Fire Phone in late-July 2014, looking to attract consumers to shop through Amazon's e-commerce platform with the phone's built-in Firefly...

Japan market: HTC unveils HTC Butterfly 2

Aug 20, 19:00

HTC has unveiled its new flagship model, the HTC Butterfly 2, in Tokyo in cooperation with KDDI. The smartphone will also be available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Malaysia,...

HTC Butterfly 2

Acer expected to ship 4 million smartphones in 2014

Aug 18, 14:47

Acer's martphone shipments have been strong in 2014 with the full-year volume expected to reach four million units, up 160% from 2013. Acer's smartphone shipments in the first half...

Entry-level 4G handset demand in China to increase during 2H14; expected to push down penetration rate of high-end panels

Aug 18, 14:39

Entry-level 4G smartphones are gaining traction in the China market and are expected to see increased shipments throughout the second half of 2014, which will subsequently push down...

Taiwan market: Huawei launches 4G smartphone

Aug 15, 16:19

Huawei has introduced its first Honor-series 4G LTE smartphone, the Honor 3C LTE, into the Taiwan market priced at NT$5,490 (US$183) unlocked.

Digitimes Research: Tablet market facing growing pains in 2014

Aug 15, 15:34

After facing a second quarter where overall shipment results came in below expectations, tablet vendors are expected to see a rebound in the third quarter, with global shipments increasing...

Worldwide smartphone shipments edge past 300 million units in 2Q14, says IDC

Aug 15, 14:32

The worldwide smartphone market reached a new milestone in the second quarter of 2014, moving past the 300 million unit mark for the first time. According to data from the IDC Worldwide...

China market: First-tier handset vendors rolling out cheaper 4G models

Aug 15, 12:17

Despite slower than expected 4G smartphone sales, first-tier China-based handset vendors have begun rolling out 4G models with prices ranging from CNY699-799 (US$114-130), accelerating...

Samsung, Sony Mobile, Huawei, Microsoft to unveil smartphones at 2014 IFA

Aug 15, 11:45

Samsung Electronics is expected to unveil the new Galaxy Note 4, Sony Mobile Communications the 5.2-inch Xperia Z3, Huawei Device the Ascend Mate 7 or Ascend D7, and Microsoft the...

Analog IC vendors bracing for strong sales in 3Q14

Aug 14, 14:43

Analog IC vendors are set to post strong sales in the third quarter of 2014 thanks to the roll-outs of new smartphones, tablets and LED lighting products, according to industry sou...

Pegatron lands half of 4.7-inch next-generation iPhone orders, say sources

Aug 14, 10:49

Apple's upstream suppliers have begun shipping components for next-generation iPhones recently and Pegatron Technology is estimated to have landed half of the orders for the 4.7-inch...

Acer launches 13.3-inch Chromebook

Aug 13, 16:05

Acer on August 12 announced the launch of the Acer Chromebook 13, its first 13.3-inch Chromebook equipped with the Nvidia Tegra K1 4-Plus-1 quad-core ARM Cortex A15 processor, with...

Notebook sales expected to rise in 2H14 as vendors price below US$300

Aug 13, 15:25

With many vendors having been reducing their notebook prices to below US$300, sources from the upstream supply chain expect overall notebook sales to increase in the second half of...

More vendors launching selfie phones

Aug 13, 11:13

More smartphone vendors have shifted focus to upgrading the front-end cameras of their new models, particularly adding the selfie functionality and related applications, according...

Chromebook sales will reach 5.2 million units in 2014, says Gartner

Aug 12, 21:02

Sales of Chromebooks will reach 5.2 million units in 2014, a 79% increase from 2013, according to Gartner. By 2017, sales of Chromebooks are set to nearly triple to reach 14.4 million...

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    HTC Butterfly 2

    HTC has unveiled its new flagship model, the HTC Butterfly 2, in Tokyo in cooperation with KDDI. The smartphone will also be available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Malaysia,...

    Photo: Company, Aug 21.

  • Microsoft+Nokia+X2+smartphone

    Microsoft Nokia X2 smartphone

    Microsoft Devices Group has unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family smartphones. The new Nokia X2 provides access to Android apps and Microsoft...

    Photo: Company, Jun 26.

  • Amazon+Fire+smartphone

    Amazon Fire smartphone

    Amazon has unveiled Fire, the first smartphone designed by the company and features Amazon's Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. Dynamic Perspective uses a new sensor system to respond...

    Photo: Company, Jun 19.

  • Garmin+Vivofit

    Garmin Vivofit

    Garmin has launched a fitness band (smart pedometer bracelet), Vivofit, in the Taiwan market. Vivofit can record users' step counts, walking distance and calories burned in daytime...

    Photo: Company, Apr 22.

  • HTC+Desire+310

    HTC Desire 310

    HTC has unveiled the new HTC Desire 310 for the entry-level market. It runs on a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, with a 4.5-inch screen and 5-megapixelcamera. It also features the HTC...

    Photo: Company, Mar 11.

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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.