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Samsung 2Q16 operating profits rise 18% on brisk smartphone sales

11h 12min ago

Samsung Electronics has announced operating profits of KRW8.14 trillion (US$7.24 billion) for the second quarter of 2016, up 21.9% on quarter and 18% from a year earlier, while revenues...

BlackBerry launches new Android smartphone

Newswatch - Jul 27, 21:33

BlackBerry has launched its second Android smartphone, the DTEK50, priced at US$299. The DTEK50 features a 5.2-inch display with a 1920 by 1080 resolution, Qualcomm 8-core Snapdragon...

OLED to become leading smartphone display technology in 2020, IHS says

Jul 27, 11:04

Although liquid-crystal display (LCD) has dominated mobile phone displays for more than 15 years, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display technology is set to become the leading...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan smartphone ODM/OEM shipments drop in 2Q16

Jul 25, 20:29

Taiwan-based ODMs/OEMs shipped 12.06 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2016, slipping 13.5% on quarter and 43.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Vendors to launch smartphones supporting biometrics recognition

Jul 25, 12:27

Smartphone brands have been gearing up efforts to develop biometrics recognition technology, aiming to ramp up their market share with high-end models featured biometrics functionality,...

China market: Oppo raises 2016 smartphone shipment target to 100 million units, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 25, 10:36

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo reportedly has raised its shipment target for 2016 to 100 million units, from the revised 80 million set in June, according to a Chinese-language...

Sharp to roll out new smartphone utilizing MediaTek 10-core chip, says report

Newswatch - Jul 22, 11:52

Sharp is reportedly engaged in the development of a new smartphone utilizing MediaTek's 10-core Helio X20 chip (dubbed MT6797).

Tight LCD panel supply for smartphones in July, says Sigmaintell

Jul 20, 12:43

Due to peak demand in the third quarter and already decreased production capacity, there has been short global supply of smartphone-use a-Si TFT-LCD panels and consequently July quotes...

Kinsus 2Q16 profits to rise 48%, says report

Stockwatch - Jul 19, 13:49

IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to post an about 48% sequential increase in second-quarter profits, buoyed by new product rollouts by its mobile device...

Smartphone vendors crossing into notebook market for growth

Jul 18, 15:57

China-based Huawei and Xiaomi have entered the notebook market and Korea-based smartphone brand vendors Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are also releasing products for the...

Qualcomm sues Meizu for patent infringement

Jul 15, 11:19

Qualcomm filed lawsuits against China-based smartphone vendor Meizu for infringing its patents at the end of June in Beijing and Shanghai, China. Other players such as Oppo and Vivo...

Flagship phone demand might disappoint in 2H16

Jul 12, 14:26

Smartphone vendors might see sales of their flagship models disappoint in the second half of 2016 due to lack of upgrades, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

Arima Communications sees shipments down in June

Stockwatch - Jul 12, 11:01

Handset ODM Arima Communications has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.341 billion (US$41.4 million) for June, slipping 37.50% from the previous month as smartphone shipments...

Asustek new products expected to improve 2H16 operations

Jul 11, 15:36

Asustek Computer had slow performance in the first half as demand for notebooks continues to weaken, and the company has been reducing its existing ZenFone shipments in preparation...

Taiwan market: Xiaomi launches new consumer electronics

Jul 11, 11:52

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi has launched its new consumer electronics in Taiwan including the 6.4-inch Xiaomi Max smartphone, the Mi Air Purifier 2 and the Mi Smart LED Lamp...

LG likely to lower smartphone shipment target for 2Q16, says paper

Jul 11, 10:58

LG Electronics is expected to lower its smartphone shipment target for the second quarter of 2016 to 15 million units from 16.5 million projected previously due to lower-than-expected...

Compal, Pegatron refutes LeTV payment delay rumor

Stockwatch - Jul 8, 10:22

China-based LeTV reportedly has delayed its payments to its upstream smartphone component and ODM partners due to having some funding gap, but Compal Electronics and Pegatron Technology...

Taiwan market: Commtiva unveils Sharp Aquos P1 smartphone

Jul 7, 11:30

Commtiva, a smartphone marketing arm of Foxconn Electronics, has unveiled Sharp's latest flagship smartphone, the Aquos P1, in the Taiwan market.

Sharp Aquos P1 smartphone

Japan market: HTC 10 smartphone enjoys brisk sales

Jul 7, 11:01

HTC's sales of its latest flagship model the HTC 10 in cooperation with KDDI in the Japan market have been growing steadily, according to Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia.

HTC North Asia president Jack Tong

Taiwan IT players see Apple demanding price cuts

Jul 5, 12:02

With worldwide smartphone shipment growth slowing down, Apple has been cutting its existing upstream component suppliers' quotes and seeking new component suppliers to maintain its...

Korea market: Pantech reenters smartphone market, says report

Jul 4, 15:04

Korea-based handset vendor Pantech has made a reentry into Korea's smartphone market launching a new model, the SKY IM-100, according to a Korea-based ET News report.

Huawei ships 28.3 million smartphones in 1Q16, says report

Jul 1, 12:10

China-based vendor Huawei Technologies shipped 28.3 million smartphones globally in the first quarter of 2016, hiking 64% on year, and aims to ship 140 million units in 2016, according...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and 800 processors to support Google Tango

Jun 30, 14:09

Qualcomm has announced that it will expand support for Tango technology to Snapdragon 820 and to future Snapdragon 800 and 600 tier processors.

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro smartphone

Industry integration, 5G and IoT applications: Q&A with Qualcomm president Derek Aberle

Jun 29, 14:40

Qualcomm president Derek Aberle spared his time with Digitimes for an exclusive interview recently and shared his insights into a number of major issues facing the global...

Qualcomm president Derek Aberle

TCL sees smartphone shipments decline nearly 13% on year in May

Jun 28, 20:49

TCL has reported that its smartphone shipments declined 12.7% on year to 3.219 million units in May, but shipments of LCD TVs grew 16.1% to 1.305 million units in the month.

Samsung, Huawei reportedly lowering smartphone shipment targets for 3Q16

Jun 27, 11:21

Some leading Android smartphone vendors including Samsung Electronics and Huawei have lowered their shipment targets for the third quarter as well as for the entire year of 2016 due...

Taiwan market: 641,000 handsets sold in May, says CNA

Jun 23, 20:51

There were 641,000 handsets, mostly smartphones, sold in the Taiwan market in May, decreasing 1.3% on month, according to Taiwan-based Central News Agency (CNA).

NAND flash supply to fall short in 3Q16, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 21, 14:10

Prices of TLC (triple-level-cell) wafers and spot prices of mainstream memory cards have been on a steady rise for three consecutive months since April 2016. The uptrend will continue...

Himax provides Quad HD display driver IC for Tango-enabled AR smartphone

Jun 21, 11:12

Himax Technologies has announced its HX8396-A display driver IC has secured the design win in the world's first augmented reality (AR) smartphone, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The Phab 2 Pro...

FocalTech ships more than 1 million integrated driver controllers in May

Jun 17, 09:45

FocalTech Systems has disclosed monthly shipments of its single-chip integrated driver controller (IDC) solutions exceeded one million units in May. Total shipments for 2016 are expected...

Wistron expects strong 2016, say executives

Jun 16, 16:05

Wistron chairman Simon Lin is optimistic the company's 2016 operations will improve significantly and its revenue ratio for the first and second halves of 2016 will reach 45:55, changing...

Asustek cuts 2Q16 revenue guidance due to weak smartphone demand

Jun 14, 14:11

Because of weaker than expected demand in the Asia Pacific market, the smartphone industry is entering a new era of competition and smartphone ASPs are dropping. Asustek Computer...

HTC launches new mid-range smartphone, ties up with Bethesda Softworks

Jun 14, 13:56

HTC has unveiled a new mid-range smartphone, the HTC One S9, which will be available at its exclusive shops in the Taiwan market on June 17 priced at NT$9,990 (US$309) unlocked. The...

China holds 8 spots among top-12 smartphone vendors, says IC Insights

Jun 13, 21:10

Eight of the world's top-12 smartphone companies during the first quarter of 2016 are China-based including Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi, Vivo, ZTE, Lenovo, TCL and Meizu, according to IC...

Optivision penetrating into smartphone supply chains in China, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 13, 12:43

Camera lens maker Optivision Technology, a subsidiary of Foxlink, has entered the supply chains of the top-five China-based smartphone vendors, including Huawei, according to a Chinese-language...

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