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iPhone 6 chip orders to remain high in 1Q15, say sources

Oct 6, 16:04

Orders for chipsets for production of the iPhone 6 devices in the first quarter of 2015 have exceeded 50 million units, according to an industry estimated.

HTC nets NT$0.78 per share for 3Q14

Oct 6, 14:56

Smartphone vendor HTC has reported unaudited net operating profit of NT$160 million (US$5.3 million), net profit of NT$640 million and net EPS of NT$0.78 for the third quarter of...

Tablet shipments continue to drop due to pressure from notebooks, large-size smartphones

Oct 3, 16:02

Tablet shipments are continuing to be pushed down by low-priced notebooks and large-size smartphones, and are expected to continue to decline into 2015, according to market watcher...

Asustek to launch smartphones in Brazil in October

Oct 3, 15:43

Asustek Computer launched its ZenFone-series smartphones in the Taiwan market in April 2014 and has so far sold more than one million units. The company will launch ZenFones in Brazil...

HTC appoints new COO

Oct 3, 15:40

HTC has appointed its chief engineering officer David Chen to serve as chief of operations, responsible for supervising HTC's R&D, operations and manufacturing.

Smartwatches storm wearables market; flexible displays are critical, says IHS

Oct 3, 15:00

The display panel market for all types of wearable electronic items is forecast to enjoy very rapid growth in the years to come. From a projected US$300 million in 2014, industry...

iPhone 6 Plus to account for 60% of total iPhone 6 device shipments, say sources

Oct 3, 14:44

Sales of iPhone 6 Plus will be higher than expected, to account for 60% of total shipments of iPhone 6 devices, judging from recent shipments of analog ICs to the two iPhone 6 device...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile launches entry-level Xperia E3

Oct 3, 14:05

Sony Mobile Communications has launched its Xperia E3 in the Taiwan market, priced at NT$6,900 (US$227) unlocked targeting the entry-level segment. The model is the lowest-priced...

Tablet demand slows as competition from notebooks and smartphones increases, says DisplaySearch

Oct 2, 18:51

Global tablet demand is slowing and shipments are forecast to grow only 2% on year in 2014. According to DisplaySearch, 254 million tablet units will ship in 2014, which is less than...

Japan Patent Office to cut examination process to five months

Oct 2, 18:41

To help enterprises acquire patents quicker, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) has established a new examination system which will reduce the processing time from two years to five mon...

Branded tablet growth expected to disappoint with only 2.5% growth; Apple down and Samsung up, says ABI Research

Oct 1, 16:30

The 200 million annual shipments milestone for branded tablets continues to elude OEM vendors and overall growth for 2014 is set to come in at a disappointing 2.5%. Apple and Samsung...

Taiwan market: Samsung launches Galaxy Note 4, Gear S and Gear Circle

Oct 1, 15:50

Samsung Electronics has launched its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 4, as well as new smart wearable devices, including Gear S and Gear Circle, in the Taiwan market. The...

Taiwan market: InFocus launches M510t smartphone via cooperation with Asia Pacific Telecom

Oct 1, 15:34

US-based vendor InFocus on September 30 launched the M510t smartphone featuring Qualcomm S400 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 5-inch HD IPS touch screen, in the Taiwan market at a contract-free...

Digitimes Research: China 4G smartphone demand fails to surge; CoolPad, Lenovo, Xiaomi unlikely to achieve 2014 targets

Oct 1, 15:15

After visiting China's smartphone industry in August and September, Digitimes Research found that demand for 4G smartphones in China did not rise as expected and most vendors' domestic...

Taiwan market: LG introduces G Tablet 8.0 LTE

Sep 30, 16:08

LG Electronics has launched its mid-range tablet, the G Tablet 8.0 LTE, in the Taiwan market. The G Tablet 8.0 LTE, the first LTE-enabled tablet introduced into the local market by...

HTC to launch its M8 Life flagship smartphone in 4Q14

Sep 30, 15:22

HTC is expected to launch its new flagship smartphone, the M8 Life, in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to China-based media reports.

Apple to receive iPad panels sized 9.7- and 12.9-inch from Samsung in 2H14, says report

Sep 30, 15:15

Samsung Display is gearing up to provide Apple with 9.7- and 12.9-inch panels for its new iPad series, according to a report from Korea-based news source inews24.

Foxconn hiring workers for iPhone 6-series smartphones

Sep 30, 14:28

Strong demand for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is pushing Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to start large-scale hiring at its plants in Shenzhen and Zhengzhou,...

China market: China-based vendors may surpass international vendors in TD-LTE smartphone shipments

Sep 29, 23:47

In the China market, China-based vendors have a significant advantage in pricing for TD-LTE smartphones compared with international vendors and therefore are seeing combined shipments...

China vendors are furthering their influence in the entry-level handset market with CNY1,000 handsets

Sep 29, 23:18

China vendors are furthering their influence in the entry-level handset market with CNY1,000 (US$162) handsets while major international vendors such as Samsung Electronics and Apple...

iPhone 6 panel demand expected at 116 million in 2014, says report

Newswatch - Sep 29, 15:38

Panel demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is expected at 116 million units in 2014, according to a new report from the China Times.

Foxconn assisting China smartphone vendors, looking to reduce reliance on Apple

Sep 29, 15:01

Despite having strong performance thanks to iPhone sales, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has been aggressively helping its China-based smartphone clients such as...

Android smartphone vendors speeding up migration to 64-bit architecture

Sep 29, 14:11

With Google planning to release its Android L OS soon, which supports 64-bit processors, Android-based smartphone vendors will speed up their migration to the 64-bit architecture,...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft to release new inexpensive notebook solution; unlikely to receive full support from vendors

Sep 29, 14:09

Microsoft has provided brand vendors its Windows 8.1 with Bing solution, offering low Windows licensing fees enabling them to sell notebooks at US$249 or lower. Following the initial...

Inventec chairman sees no effect on Taiwan government banning Xiaomi smartphone usage, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 26, 16:10

The Taiwan government is planning to ban the usage of China-based Xiaomi's handsets by government employees due to the possibility of data leakage. However, Inventec chairman Richard...

Asustek struggling to stay competitive in IT market, say Taiwan ODMs

Sep 26, 14:03

Compared to Lenovo which is supported by large demand in the domestic market as well as Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell which have gained the upper hand in the enterprise segment by...

Tablet sales momentum to slow down in 2015, say IC suppliers

Sep 25, 14:56

The growth momentum of global tablet sales is expected to slow down in 2015 due to the rising popularity of large-size smartphones and a rebound in demand for notebooks, according...

iPhone 6 Plus: US$100 costlier for consumers, US$15.50 more expensive for Apple to make, says IHS

Sep 24, 16:29

For consumers opting to buy Apple's iPhone 6 Plus rather than the iPhone 6, the additional 0.8-inch of screen size will cost US$100 extra. However, for Apple, the iPhone 6 Plus costs...

Taiwan market: HTC leads in August smartphone sale

Newswatch - Sep 24, 14:48

HTC was the largest smartphone vendor in the Taiwan market in August, accounting for 22% in terms of unit sales and 25% in terms of sales value, according to Taiwan-based Central...

LG to announce new smartphone with in-house AP, says report

Sep 23, 14:12

LG Electronics reportedly will release a 5.9-inch smartphone using its in-house developed application processor (AP) in October at the earliest or by the end of 2014 at the latest,...

Sony Mobile to focus on high-end smartphones, will decrease ODM orders, say Taiwan makers

Sep 22, 22:43

Sony Mobile Communications, in view of its unsatisfactory smartphone sales performance, has cut its smartphone business personnel by 15% and adjusted operational strategies by focusing...

Taiwan market: Meizu likely to launch smartphone MX4

Sep 22, 22:40

China-based smartphone vendor Meizu Telecom Equipment is interested in tapping the Taiwan market and talking with local online store operators about cooperation to launch the MX4,...

Commercial replacement demand upholding global PC shipments in 2014, says MIC

Sep 22, 16:18

Shipment volume of global PC systems - comprising of notebooks and desktops - is forecast to reach around 299 million units in 2014, down 0.1% on year, according to MIC.

Digitimes Research: Intel cooperation with Fossil to develop smartwatches will help expand influence in wearables market

Sep 19, 14:37

Intel's cooperation with Fossil to develop smartwatches equipped with Android Wear will help Intel expand its influence in the wearables market as well as extend Google's influence...

China market: HTC to launch mid-range flagship HTC Desire 820

Sep 19, 14:24

HTC will start marketing its mid-range flagship smartphone, the HTC Desire 820, a TD-LTE/FDD LTE-enabled model, in China on September 26. HTC also accepted pre-sale orders beginning...

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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.

  • HTC+Butterfly+2

    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.

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    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.