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  • Last update: Thursday 18 September 2014 [26 news items]

Worldwide smartwatch and wristband market poised for takeoff, says Gartner

Sep 18, 16:13

As smartphone vendors and component suppliers continue to expand into the wearables market, Gartner predicts that by 2016 smartwatches will comprise about 40% of consumer wristworn...

AUO enters Sony SmartWatch 3 supply chain

Sep 16, 22:00

AU Optronics (AUO) has entered Sony Mobile's supply chain for its SmartWatch 3 and will supply 1.6-inch panels.

Commentary: Apple Watch pioneering user interface will make around 10% of users Think Different

Sep 10, 15:22

The long rumored Apple Watch (previously widely reported on as the iWatch) has been announced, but while the company believes it has created a pioneering user interface for the emerging...

Apple Watch

Apple unveils Apple Watch

Sep 10, 13:57

Apple has unveiled the Apple Watch featuring new technologies and a new user interface with a design that honors the tradition of precision watchmaking. The Apple Watch introduces...

Apple Watch smartwatch

Samsung, Sony Mobile unveil smartwatches with GPS functionality

Sep 9, 22:30

Samsung Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications both have unveiled high-end smartwatches with GPS functionality, putting more pressure on GPS device suppliers including Garmin...

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,...

E Ink 2H14 operation may turn profitable

Jul 18, 10:04

E Ink Holdings is likely to see its business for the second half of 2014 swing to profitability mainly due to growing orders for electronic tags from the US and Europe, and increased...

Wearable device shipments: Activity Trackers outsell smartwatches 4-to-1 in 1Q14, says ABI Research

Jun 18, 16:05

Activity Trackers dominated sales of wearable devices in the first quarter of 2014, outselling much-hyped smartwatches by 4-to-1, with 2.35 million devices shipped, according to ABI...

LG working with Google on smartwatch

Mar 21, 11:03

LG Electronics is working together with Google on the LG G Watch, powered by Android Wear, which extends the Android platform to wearables. The LG G Watch will be compatible with...

China white-box makers likely to launch array of wearable devices in 2Q14

Jan 21, 21:37

China-based white-box mobile device makers are likely to launch an array of wearable devices, including smartwatches, in the second quarter of 2014, using chipset solutions from Taiwan-based...

Apple, Qualcomm suffering weak yields for wearable devices

Jan 2, 16:13

Several wearable devices such as Apple's iWatch and Qualcomm's Toq are reportedly seeing less than 50% yield rates due to difficulties applying surface treatments on their metal injection...

More China-based handset vendors to launch wearable smart devices

Dec 31, 14:28

Following the steps of Coolpad and TCL, more China-based handset vendors including ZTE and Huawei are expected to launch their own brands of wearable smart devices such as smartwatches...

Nike to launch new smartwatch in 1H14

Dec 2, 16:11

Following the release of the Nike+Sportwatch and Fuelband SE smartwatch in 2013, Nike plans to launch a new smartwatch in the first half of 2014, according to sources in Taiwan's...

MediaTek dual-core chip adopted for Omate smartwatch

Nov 28, 22:05

Hong Kong-based Omate, which designs wearable computing devices, has launched an Android-powered smartwatch series which employs dual-core chip solutions from MediaTek.

Samsung executive talks about IoT strategy

Nov 28, 14:14

Samsung Electronics has developed SAMI (Samsung Architecture for Multimodal Interactions), a system central to Samsung's Internet of Things (IoT) strategy, according Luc Julia, vice...

Despite the hype, smart watches will not dominate consumer spending during the holiday season, says Gartner

Nov 22, 15:34

Despite the hype surrounding smart watches, they are unlikely to be featured on many consumers' holiday wish lists this year, according to Gartner. Gartner said that premium pricing...

Digitimes Research: Apple iWatch to play key role in boosting smartwatch sales

Oct 14, 15:45

After researching existing smartwatch players' product strategies and technology maturity, Digitimes Research believes that the competition in the smartwatch industry in the next...

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Metal injection molding widely used to make wearable smart devices, say Taiwan makers

Sep 25, 15:09

Metal injection molding (MIM), a manufacturing process combining powder metallurgy and plastic molding injection, has been widely used to produce wearable smart devices due to its...

Wearable devices seeing trouble penetrating consumer markets

Sep 25, 14:10

Wearable devices such as smartwatches are seeing trouble prompting consumers to taking out their wallets. Although consumers seem eager to make inquires or try out wearable devices,...

Digitimes Research: Sony/Google relationship to affect SmartWatch 2 sales

Sep 17, 15:36

Sony Mobile Communications launched the successor of its LiveView watch, the SmartWatch 2 in June 2013 featuring a larger display, higher resolution, NFC support and water- and dust-proof...

Market chatter: Apple iWatch reportedly suffering from low yields

Sep 9, 22:59

There is talk in the Taiwan supply chain that Apple's upcoming iWatch is reportedly suffering from low-yield-rate problems, with the rumors being that the upstream supply chain is...

IHS lists fast facts on Samsung, Qualcomm smartwatch announcements

Sep 5, 11:56

Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm both unveiled their smartwatches on September 4, expanding into the wearable device market.

Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch

Commentary: Samsung to upstage Apple by releasing Galaxy Gear, but is it profitable?

Aug 27, 16:03

Samsung Electronics has announced a pre-IFT event to introduce its new products to the public on September 4, with the new devices likely to include the much speculated Samsung Galaxy...

Digitimes Research: Pebble smart watch may face tough challenges

Jul 30, 14:51

US-based Pebble Technology has sold about 85,000 Pebble smart watches since its launch in January, 2013, but Digitimes Research believes the device may still face several challenges...

Smartwatches to explode by 2014, says Canalys

Jul 17, 12:59

More than five million smartwatches will ship in 2014, Canalys said in its new report. Canalys defines smartwatches as smart wearable bands that are multi-purpose devices running...

Foxlink enters the smart watch industry

Jul 5, 15:58

Taiwan-based Foxlink has entered the smart watch industry by landing orders from US-based Pebble whose Pebble smart watch is ready to enter retail channels in the near future, according...

Realtime news
  • China market: HTC to launch smartphone Desire 820

    Before Going to Press | 10h 23min ago

  • TSMC starts using electric shuttle buses in Hsinchu Science Park

    Before Going to Press | 11h 25min ago

  • Spansion inks cross licensing of flash technologies, patents with Winbond Electronics

    Before Going to Press | 11h 41min ago

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

    Before Going to Press | 11h 42min ago

  • TSMC expected to see 20nm revenue proportion rise to 20% in 4Q14

    Before Going to Press | 11h 42min ago

  • Apple Watch along with other smartwatches will spur a new wave of wearables demand

    Before Going to Press | 11h 43min ago

  • Mid-range handset sales spur HD panel demand

    Before Going to Press | 11h 43min ago

  • TSMC confident of keeping global market share of over 80% for 28nm processes in 2015, says CFO

    Before Going to Press | 11h 44min ago

  • Taiwan TV panel makers see orders surge as China vendors slash TV prices

    Before Going to Press | 11h 44min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan panel makers plan to further develop on-cell touch panels for large-size applications

    Before Going to Press | 11h 45min ago

  • Global solar cell demand in 2014 estimated at 40GWp, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 11h 46min ago

  • Foxconn refers labor dispute at Brazil factory to arbitration court

    Before Going to Press | 11h 46min ago

  • Taiwan market: Digital camera sales value in 2014 estimated at NT$6-7 billion, say retail channels

    Before Going to Press | 11h 47min ago

  • China market: Leading smartphone vendors beefing up retail, online marketing

    Before Going to Press | 11h 48min ago

  • Acer becomes candidate supplier for China procurement orders

    Before Going to Press | 11h 49min ago

  • Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom lowers 300M/100M FTTH price

    Before Going to Press | 11h 51min ago

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    Apple Watch smartwatch

    Apple has unveiled its Watch, with Digital Crown that provides a way to scroll, zoom and navigate without obstructing the display. The Digital Crown also serves as the Home button...

    Photo: Company, Sep 10.

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    Qualcomm Toq smartwatch featuring Mirasol display

    Qualcomm has unveiled the Qualcomm Toq smartwatch, designed to serve as a second display to the wearer's smartphone. The device will be released in the fourth quarter of 2013. The...

    Photo: Company, Sep 5.

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