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Google to incorporate NFC functionality into Android

Jul 24, 21:38

Google will incorporate TSM (trusted service manager) software and applications into the Android platform after Apple reportedly has made NFC functionality a standard for its speculated...

Samsung reportedly suffering from infighting; may impact upcoming smartphone plans, says report

Jul 24, 13:58

Samsung Electronics' wireless business unit is reportedly seeing infighting between the manufacturing and purchasing departments since the manufacturing arm is gradually increasing...

Digitimes Research: Xiaomi to see slower growth in smartphone shipments in China market

Jul 24, 12:01

Xiaomi Technology ranked first in smartphone shipments in the China market among China-based vendors in the first half of 2014, but will see growth in shipments gradually slow down...

China market: Xiaomi launches new flagship smartphone

Jul 23, 21:53

Xiaomi Technology has launched its new flagship model, the Mi4, targeting the high-end smartphone market. The Mi4 comes with a 5-inch display, Qualcomm 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon...

Apple new iPhones to come with different time tables to avoid competition

Jul 23, 21:37

Apple's new 5.5-inch iPhone will come several months later than the new 4.7-inch model in order to avoid competition between the two models, rather than due to poor yield rates at...

USI reportedly lands SiP module orders for iWatch devices

Jul 23, 13:49

Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), an affiliated company of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), reportedly has landed SiP module orders from Apple for its iWatch wearable...

Taiwan tablet shipments plunge sequentially in 1Q14, says MIC

Jul 23, 11:09

In the absence of new Apple products, tablets shipped to Apple - the major client taking up nearly 70% of Taiwan makers' tablet shipments - witnessed a 38% sequential decline in the...

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments reach 55.06 million units in 2Q14

Jul 23, 10:32

There were 55.06 million tablets shipped globally in the second quarter of 2014, decreasing 4.5% on quarter but increasing 17.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

India market: Mobile platform providers to ramp up market share by tying up with local smartphone vendors

Jul 22, 13:43

Mobile platform providers Microsoft, Google and Mozilla have geared up efforts to expand their market shares in India by cooperating with local handset vendors.

Taiwan market: HTC launches HTC One (E8); to release more low-priced models in 2H14

Jul 22, 11:33

HTC has launched the HTC One (E8), the plastic version of its latest flagship model the HTC One (M8), in the Taiwan market priced at NT$14,900 (US$497) unlocked.

The HTC One (E8)

Digitimes Research: January-May handset shipments in China market down 28% on year

Jul 22, 11:01

There were 178 million handsets shipped in the China market during January-May 2014, decreasing over 70 million units on year. The decrease was mainly because China Mobile shifted...

Foxconn to set production lines for green handsets

Jul 21, 22:02

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is planning to establish production lines at plants in Guiyang, China to manufacture handsets using recycled materials in the future,...

HTC smarthpone shipments may drop 25-30% in 3Q14, says paper

Jul 21, 16:49

HTC's smartphone shipments may drop 25-30% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as sales momentum for its flagship New One (M8) has not been as strong as expected, a report has...

Arima to ship 3.5 million smartphones in 3Q14, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 18, 16:07

Arima Communications is expected to ship 3.5 million smartphones in the third quarter of 2014, up 52% from 2.26 million units shipped in the second quarter, according to a Chinese-language...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ships over 21 million branded and ODM handsets in 2Q14

Jul 18, 10:34

Taiwan's shipments of branded and ODM handsets totaled over 21 million in the second quarter of 2014, representing an increase of about 30% on quarter and on year, according to Digitimes...

HTC reshuffling top management

Jul 17, 14:21

HTC appears to have reshuffled its top management, with its president of engineering and operations Fred Liu switching to supervise the company's emerging products unit, while CMO...

China-based HiWiFi unveils OS for smart routers, say reports

Jul 17, 14:03

China-based router maker HiWiFi has announced an in-house developed operating system, HiWi-Fi OS, designed specifically for smart routers. The OS features three major applications:...

Taiwan market: Apple offers discounts on PCs, tablets and smartphones for back-to-school demand

Jul 17, 13:54

Apple is offering NT$1,500-3,000 (US$50-100) discounts for its Mac, iPad and iPhone products to the education sector in Taiwan, looking to attract back-to-school demand from students...

China market: White-box makers to roll out Xperia T3-like models

Jul 17, 12:15

China-based white-box handset makers are ready to roll out Xperia T3-like models in September-October as they believe that the forthcoming new 4G-enabled Xperia T3 from Sony Mobile...

Digitimes Research: AMOLED tablets unlikely to benefit Samsung in 2H14

Jul 17, 11:04

Samsung Electronics recently launched the 8.4- and 10.5-inch AMOLED-based Galaxy Tab S flagship tablets. Although the new Galaxy Tab S tablets feature specifications exceeding those...

More vendors expected to adopt 2K panels in smartphones

Jul 17, 10:54

As smartphones equipped with 2K (2560 by 1440) displays are starting to appear in the market from vendors such as Vivo, more vendors are expected to launch 2K-smartphones in the second...

Wintek to supply 60% of touch panels for Xiaomi smartphones in 2014, says report

Newswatch - Jul 16, 13:58

Wintek is expected to provide about 60% of all touch panels used in Xiaomi smartphones shipped in 2014, according to a report from the China Times.

Over 2 billion smartphones to ship in 2018, says ABI Research

Jul 16, 11:31

Approximately 1.25 billion smartphones are expected to ship in 2014 and will pass the two billion mark in 2018. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the forecast period from...

Research firms lower 2014 global tablet shipment forecasts

Jul 16, 11:21

DisplaySearch has lowered its 2014 global tablet shipment forecast to 285 million units, representing an 14% on-year increase, while WitsView has also lowered its forecast to 205.5...

MediaTek launches 64-bit 8-core chip early

Jul 15, 22:14

MediaTek has announced its first 64-bit-enabled 8-core 4G solution, the MT6795, targeting the high-end 4G smartphone segment. The launch of the MT6795 comes almost two quarters ahead...

Cumulative shipments of 300Mbps smartphone modems to exceed 700 million by 2019, says ABI Research

Jul 15, 16:09

Shipments of second-generation LTE basebands, commonly called Cat4, enabling mobile users to enjoy up to 150Mbps bandwidth, barely exceeded 42 million in 2013. However, key chipset...

Taiwan market: Samsung to launch 7-inch Galaxy Tab4

Jul 15, 14:57

Samsung Electronics on July 14 unveiled the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, a 7-inch Android 4.4-based 4G-enabled tablet, for launch in the Taiwan market at a contract-free retail price of below...

Samsung to launch 7-inch 4G tablet Galaxy Tab4 in Taiwan

Asustek may struggle to achieve smartphone shipment goals for 2014

Jul 15, 14:08

Asustek Computer shipped about one million ZenFone smartphones in the second quarter, but to achieve its shipment goal of eight million units for 2014, the company will need to ship...

Smartphone sales volume to reach 23.6% growth in 2014, says MIC

Jul 15, 14:00

In 2013, the worldwide mobile handset market volume reached approximately 1.82 billion units, and is expected to reach 1.88 billion units in 2014, up 3% on year, according to Market...

Firefox smartphones to be launched in India in July, says Mozilla COO

Newswatch - Jul 15, 11:24

Mozilla will launch a series of inexpensive Firefox OS smartphone models in the India market in July, with retail prices of up to US$50, according to company COO and Mozilla Taiwan...

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...

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    Before Going to Press | 11h 44min ago

  • Apple cuts iPad mini prices; non-Apple vendors may follow suit

    Before Going to Press | Sep 1, 21:43

  • Digitimes Research: DRAM shipments to drop 20% on year in 2014 due to weak PC demand

    Before Going to Press | Sep 1, 21:42

  • LED demand turns weak in 3Q14, says Epistar chairman

    Before Going to Press | Sep 1, 21:24

  • Digitimes Research: Kickstarter wearables expand their presences in sleep sensing industry

    Before Going to Press | Sep 1, 21:23

  • Three flexible PCB makers raise funds to address growing business operations

    Before Going to Press | Sep 1, 21:18

  • Apple iWatch still under EVT despite components already in production

    Before Going to Press | Sep 1, 21:16

  • Taiwan market: HTC to launch HTC Butterfly 2 through cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom

    Before Going to Press | Sep 1, 21:14

  • Trend and technologies at Touch Taiwan 2014

    Before Going to Press | Sep 1, 21:13

  • Asustek readies new 2-in-1 products for competition

    Before Going to Press | Sep 1, 21:12

  • Demand for 8-inch wafer foundry heating up

    Before Going to Press | Sep 1, 21:12

  • New mobile products to benefit component suppliers until end of 2014

    Before Going to Press | Sep 1, 21:11

  • Acer becomes top PC and projector vendor in Philippines

    Before Going to Press | Sep 1, 21:09

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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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