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Commentary: Xiaomi facing challenge to sustain growth

Nov 21, 12:41

China-based Xiaomi Technology, a smartphone startup of a little over four years, has risen as a technology company with a full range of product lines that has expanded vertically...

Japan-based Murata sees potential in IoT and wearable industries

Nov 21, 12:20

Japan-based component maker Murata Manufacturing has showcased its latest wearable devices at China Hi Tech Fair Elexcon 2014 and is planning to release one stop solutions to assist...

Taiwan market: Lenovo launches new Yoga tablets

Nov 20, 14:31

Lenovo has launched its full series of Yoga tablets in Taiwan including the Yoga Tablet 2, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro and the Yoga 3 Pro with sizes ranging from 8- to 13-inch.

China vendors prepping for new wearable devices in 2015

Nov 19, 21:33

Supply chains are continuing to see strong demand for wearables as China vendors prepare to release new devices in 2015.

ACX expects revenues to peak in 4Q14

Nov 19, 15:14

Advanced Ceramic X (ACX), a Taiwan-based manufacturer of multi-layer ceramic devices and LTCC (low-temperature co-fired ceramic) modules for wireless communications, expects its fourth-quarter...

Digitimes Research: Samsung, white-box players looking to take over 10-15 million feature phone demand from Microsoft Mobile

Nov 19, 15:02

With Microsoft Mobile's announcement in July 2014 it will terminate its feature phone business within a year and a half, Samsung Electronics and China's white-box handset players...

Moto 360 leads first wave of Android Wear devices, says Canalys

Nov 19, 13:58

Nearly five million smart and basic wearable bands shipped in the third quarter of 2014, with total unit shipments increasing 37% quarter on quarter as Android Wear made its mark...

Wearables market up 40% in 3Q14, says firm

Nov 19, 13:56

Consumer demand for wearable technology is rising fast, with third-quarter 2014 global shipments totaling 12.7 million units, up 40% from just over nine million units in third-quarter...

Taiwan market: LG launches Wine Smart flip phone

Newswatch - Nov 19, 10:54

LG Electronics has launched its new flip smartphone, the LG Wine Smart, in the Taiwan market with a suggested retail price of NT$7,990 (US$260). LG aims to ship 6,000 units of the...

LG Wine Smart clamshell phone

China market: Samsung adjusts handset distribution channels

Nov 18, 21:59

Samsung Electronics is adjusting its handset distribution channels in China in order to enhance its control over pricing as well as market trends. Samsung has seen its share in China's...

Asustek said to be adopting Qualcomm solution for new ZenFone; looking for price cut from Intel

Nov 17, 22:37

In addition to CPUs from Intel, Asustek Computer is said to be planning to develop second-generation ZenFone smartphones using Qualcomm's solutions for 2015, according to sources...

China-Korea trade pact to weigh on foreign investments in Taiwan, says Foxconn chairman

Nov 17, 15:55

The consensus reached by China and Korea on a free trade agreement (FTA) is a warning to Taiwan as it will weigh on foreign investors for making investments in Taiwan, according to...

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou

LG likely to increase ODM smartphone orders to Taiwan in 2015, say sources

Nov 17, 12:30

LG Electronics is expected to increase its ODM smartphone orders to Taiwan-based production partner, Arima Communications, to 3-4 million units in 2015 compared to slightly over one...

Wistron aims to ship 21 million notebooks in 2015

Nov 14, 15:27

Wistron aims to ship 21 million notebooks and 25 million smart hand-held devices including three million tablets for 2015, the company said at a November 13 investors conference.

Taiwan IC design houses developing IC parts for smartphone peripheral applications

Nov 14, 14:43

Taiwan-based IC design houses are foraying into the development of IC parts for smartphone peripheral applications such as wireless, rapid and mobile charging kits as well as wearable...

Connected things in use will reach 25 billion by 2020, says Gartner

Nov 14, 14:28

Gartner has forecast that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use in 2015, up 30% from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020. The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a powerful...

China-based smartphone vendors bracing for patent complaints, say sources

Nov 14, 12:37

International brands such Nokia, Microsoft and Ericsson, which hold numerous patents related mobile communications, reportedly are likely to take legal action against some China-based...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship over 18 million smartphones in 3Q14

Nov 13, 20:04

Taiwan-based ODMs and own-brand makers shipped 18.4 million smartphones in total in the third quarter of 2014, increasing 6% on quarter and 11.7% on year, according to Digitimes Re...

Asustek aims at 3rd largest global notebook market share for 2015

Nov 13, 19:15

Asustek Computer expects to ship 20.1 million notebooks (including notebook/tablet hybrid models) in 2014, increasing 6.9% on year, and aims to see 2015 shipments grow over 5% on...

Asustek faced with difficulty to reach 2015 target smartphone shipments due to competition from Xiaomi

Nov 13, 15:58

Asustek Computer has set target global shipments of 16 million smartphones for 2015, with China to be a focus market, but is expected to face difficulty due to price-performance competition...

CPT expects steady 4G handset panel orders in 4Q14

Nov 13, 15:06

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) is reportedly seeing increased orders from China handset vendors looking to release new units in the fourth quarter of 2014 going into 2015, which is...

China market: Xiaomi invests in TV content provider

Nov 13, 11:47

Xiaomi Technology has announced it will invest US$10 million in local Internet television company Youku Tudou, aiming to integrate Xiaomi's end devices with Youku Tudou's TV content,...

Commentary: Are large-size smartphones really at odds with tablets?

Nov 13, 11:08

Many market watchers now believe that demand for tablets is set to decline, affected by reasons including a high penetration rate after three years of rapid growth, rising popularity...

Commentary: Are children a viable market for wearables?

Nov 12, 16:16

Several wearable device players in Europe, the US, Japan, China and Taiwan have turned their development focuses to child-use products hoping to attract demand.

China market: Local vendors to roll out ultra-thin smartphones

Nov 12, 12:21

China-based smartphone vendors, including Huawei, Oppo, Gionee and Vivo, are engaging in a race to roll out ultra-thin models, a job which has been played mainly by international...

Sharp to increase supply of high-end smartphone panels to China

Nov 11, 20:18

Xiaomi in addition to various other handset vendors in China will increase purchases of high-end smartphone panels from Sharp. The orders are set to be used in units released as early...

Foxconn sees over 10% sequential revenue growth in October

Nov 11, 16:16

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$469 billion (US$15.35 billion) for October, up 12.89% on month and 22.58% on year, mainly...

Xiaomi invests in 4G chip development, says sources

Nov 11, 11:58

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology and China-based IC design house Leadcore Technology have established a joint venture specifically for developing 4G chip solutions,...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments dip 3.6% on quarter in 3Q14

Nov 11, 11:02

Smartphone shipments in the China market declined 3.1% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as vendors found it hard to stimulate demand for their devices due to a lack of product...

Synnex Technology sees decreased October revenues

Nov 10, 21:30

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on November 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$27.1 billion (US$893 million) for...

Asustek sees revenues increase in October

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 16:17

Asustek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$46.569 billion (US$1.55 billion) for October 2014, representing a 12.02% increase on month and 12.16% increase on year.

Supply chain utilizations drop as China 4G development lags

Nov 10, 15:04

Following the release of the iPhone 6 coupled with less-than-expected 4G developments in China, handset vendors in China anticipate limited 4G handset shipments throughout the end...

Commentary: Is it possible for Nokia to re-enter the mobile device market?

Nov 10, 11:47

Nokia, as hinted by its CFO Timo Ihamuotila at the company's latest conference call, is mulling the possibility of making a re-entry into the mobile device market, most likely in...

Lenovo to launch low-cost Chromebook in early 2015

Nov 7, 14:27

Lenovo reportedly will launch Chromebook models targeting the sub-US$170 segment in early 2015, a move which will further drag down profits for notebook vendors, according to Taiwan-based...

Lenovo 3Q14 device sales hit record

Nov 7, 14:00

Lenovo on November 6 indicated that it sold 35.6 million notebooks, desktops, tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices globally during the second quarter of fiscal 2014 (ended...

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    Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    Apple has announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus featuring 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays. The new iPhones feature a unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum. The iPhone...

    Photo: Company, Sep 10.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets
Demand and supply trends in the global sapphire industry, 2014-2015

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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.