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Samsung, HiSilicon looking to sell more handset solutions to other vendors, say sources

Jul 15, 10:24

Samsung Electronics and HiSilicon Technologies both have accelerated the developments of their handset solutions, including 8-core, 64-bit and 4G LTE-enabled chips and plan to ship...

TCL Communication expected to ship 35-40 million smartphones, tablets in 2014, say Taiwan makers

Jul 14, 21:38

China-based vendor TCL Communication Technology Holdings is expected to ship 35-40 million smartphones and tablets as well as 25 million feature phones in 2014, according to Taiwan-based...

D.Phone raises nearly HK$900 million via IPO in Hong Kong

Newswatch - Jul 11, 18:09

D.Phone, the largest handset retail chain in China, has raised nearly HK$900 million (US$116 million) through its IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with over 60% of the funds to...

Taiwan IC design houses aim to land more tablet IC orders from brand vendors

Jul 11, 14:42

Taiwan-based IC design houses are shifting their focus to win more IC orders from brand tablet vendors instead of white-box suppliers since shipment growth of white-box tablets has...

MediaTek remains calm on Qualcomm price reduction

Jul 11, 14:05

MediaTek has said it is not concerned much about Qualcomm's announcement that it is lowering prices for its entry-level 4G solutions, believing that the price reductions will not...

Tablet quarterly shipments fall for the first time, says DisplaySearch

Jul 10, 15:47

Shipments of notebooks in first-quarter 2014 were better than expected due to the commercial PC refresh cycle and Windows XP migration. However, shipments of tablets at 56 million...

Digitimes Research: Competition in emerging markets remains the focus for smartphone industry

Jul 10, 14:05

Competition in emerging markets continued to be the focus of the global smartphone industry in June 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Synnex Technology sees decreased June revenues

Jul 10, 10:48

IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.4 billion (US$813 million) for June, dropping 5.4% sequentially...

Worldwide traditional PC, tablet, ultramobile and mobile phone shipments to grow 4.2% in 2014, says Gartner

Jul 9, 14:18

Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are projected to reach 2.4 billion units in 2014, a 4.2% increase from 2013, according to Gar...

Digitimes Research: Tablet-AP shipments from Intel expected to reach 31.15 million in 2014

Jul 8, 14:31

Intel aims to ship 40 million application processors (APs) for tablets in 2014, up 400% from the volume in 2013, but most market watchers believe such a volume is quite a challenge...

Should Apple watchers be taking note of a UK IPO?

Jul 7, 23:08

On July 3, England-based Intelligent Energy offered up 16.2 million shares, or 8.76% of the company's capital, to raise approximately US$92 million and put the overall value of the...

HTC 2Q14 revenues meet low-end guidance

Jul 4, 14:23

HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.92 billion (US$730 million) for June, increasing 4.1% on month but decreasing 0.7% on year. Second-quarter revenues were up 96.4% sequentially...

Acer announces partnership with Synnex and Weblink to expand sales channels

Jul 4, 10:33

Acer has announced that it will partner with Synnex Technology International and Weblink International to help expand its sales and distribution channels.

China market: Hisense to launch new phones under Vidaa brand

Jul 3, 15:46

China-based vendor Hisense will launch a secondary handset brand, Vidaa, with the first model to be released in November 2014, targeting the younger generation, according to industry...

Xiaomi looking to establish Android tablet ecosystem to compete against iPad, says CEO

Jul 3, 14:32

Commenting on the company's plans to join the tablet industry, CEO of China-based Xiaomi Lei Jun has said that the lack of a healthy ecosystem was the main problem holding Xiaomi...

Digitimes Research: Google looking to clean up Android device mess in emerging markets

Jul 3, 12:01

The Android operating system was again the spotlight of Google I/O developer conference and in addition to a preview of the latest Android L, the Internet giant also launched an entry-level...

Xiaomi sees smartphone shipments jump 271% on year in 1H14, outperforming Taiwan rivals

Jul 2, 22:09

Xiaomi Technology shipped 26.11 million smartphones in the first half of 2014, increasing 271% from a year earlier, an achievement far ahead of Taiwan-based rivals including HTC,...

Digitimes Research: Local brands to see smartphone sales rebound in China market in 3Q14

Jul 2, 15:07

Sales of smartphones by local brands in China are expected to rebound starting the second half of third-quarter 2014 after seeing their sales drop by nearly 30% sequentially in second-quarter...

Smartphone supply chains expect strong orders through July into August

Jul 1, 22:07

Smartphone supply chains expect strong orders throughout July and into August as vendors prepare to release new units, according to industry sources.

Most Taiwan makers unlikely to enter Android One supply chain

Jul 1, 15:41

While Google is ambitious to boost sales of its planned Android One-based smartphones to emerging markets, most Taiwan-based handset component makers are unlikely to obtain orders...

Sony Mobile to adopt MediaTek 64-bit quad-core 4G LTE solutions

Jul 1, 12:03

Sony Mobile Communications will adopt MediaTek's 64-bit quad-core solution, the MT6732, for production of entry-level and mid-range 4G LTE smartphones for delivering in 2015, according...

Digitimes Research: Wi-Fi chipmakers taking different paths for growth

Jun 30, 15:43

In the first half of 2014, Wi-Fi chipmakers can be divided into two groups: one focusing on developing Wi-Fi chip solutions with better specifications and higher speed, and the other...

Lenovo plans to launch over 60 smartphones in 2014, says VP

Jun 30, 10:39

Lenovo plans to launch more than 60 smartphones in the China and overseas markets in 2014, with 50% of models to support 4G, China-based it.sohu.com cited company vice president...

China market: ZTE launches 4G smartphone for China Telecom

Jun 27, 16:12

ZTE on June 26 unveiled the G717C, an Android 4.4 4G smartphone, specifically for contract-bundled sale by China Telecom, according to China-based tech.sina.com.

ZTE 4G smartphone G717C

Digitimes Research: Market prospects and developments regarding smart rings still need to be observed

Jun 27, 15:02

A number of start-ups, which apparently have made a fortune from producing smartwatches and smart bracelets, have begun to develop other wearable devices, particularly smart rings...

Google teams up with MediaTek to develop Android One, say sources

Jun 27, 11:57

Google has chosen Taiwan-based MediaTek as the strategic solution partner for the development of the Android One platform that will enable handset makers to build low-cost smartphones...

Apple releases new iPod touch starting at US$199

Jun 27, 11:32

Apple has announced its 16GB iPod touch is now available in several colors and equipped with a 5-megapixel iSight camera for US$199.

Apple iPod touch

Taiwan handset ODMs losing orders from regional brands to China rivals

Jun 26, 22:47

Taiwan-based handset ODMs are losing orders from regional brands in Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe to China-based rivals due to price competition and concerns...

Taiwan market: LG to launch LG G3 flagship smartphone

Jun 26, 20:31

LG Electronics on June 26 unveiled the LG G3, its Android 4.4.2 4G flagship smartphone, for launch in the Taiwan market on July 1 and aims to sell 150,000 units by the end of 2014.

Digitimes Research: Fierce price competition revives GG touch panel demand

Jun 26, 16:17

Generally, the touchscreen technology used in a tablet is related to the device's specifications: high-end models usually adopt cutting-edge technologies, first-tier brand vendors'...

Samsung, LG to release flexible display-equipped smartphones in 2H14, says report

Jun 26, 15:34

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are expected to release smartphones with 5-inch flexible displays as soon as September, according to a Korean-language DigitalTimes...

Foxconn sees profit growth in 2013; expects better performance in 2014

Jun 26, 14:16

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.95 trillion (US$131.82 billion) for 2013, a new historic high, with EPS growing to NT$8.16,...

Sony has 3-pronged strategy for China, says report

Jun 26, 12:34

After announcing the sale of its Vaio PC business and plans to restructure its LCD TV operations, Sony has turned its focus to smartphones and tablets. For the China market, the company...

Wireless charging solution market to grow by CAGR of 30% in next 3-5 years

Jun 25, 21:19

The global wireless charging solution market is expected to grow by a CAGR of over 30% in the next 3-5 years as more and more smartphone vendors have begun to incorporate such solutions...

Microsoft unveils Nokia X2 smartphone

Jun 25, 15:55

Microsoft Devices Group has unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family of smartphones.

Microsoft Nokia X2 smartphone
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    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:39

  • Taiwan notebook ODMs to benefit from HP, Dell sales in North America

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:39

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:38

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:37

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan digital camera shipments in 2Q14 up 43.3% sequentially

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:36

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:35

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 19:34

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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.

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    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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    Asustek FonePad 7 LTE

    Asustek's FonePad 7 LTE, unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2014, is a 7-inch phablet with built-in LTE connectivity and phone functionality. Fonepad 7 LTE features dDual front speakers,...

    Photo: Company, Mar 7.

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