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  • Last update: Friday 3 July 2015 [2193 news items]

Smartphones to represent 80% of total handset shipments in 4Q15, says IC Insights

Jul 3, 15:31

Smartphones first accounted for more than 50% of total quarterly cellphone shipments in the first quarter of 2013. In fourth-quarter 2015, smartphones are forecast to reach 435 million...

Taiwan IC distributors optimistic about demand for handsets, TVs

Jul 3, 15:07

Chip demand for handsets will enjoy a seasonal pick-up in the second half of 2015, while shorter TV replacement cycles and the trend towards higher resolutions will drive the number...

India to be second-largest smartphone market by 2017, says Strategy Analytics

Jul 2, 22:13

Worldwide smartphone sales are forecast to grow from 1.5 billion units in 2015 to a record 1.7 billion by 2017, according to Strategy Analytics. China, India and the US are the big...

China market: Xiaomi appoints new CFO

Jul 2, 15:51

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology has appointed Shou Zi Chew, a former partner of Hong Kong-based DST Investment Management as chief financial officer.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments see weaker-than-expected growth in 2Q15

Jul 2, 15:23

China's smartphone industry in the second quarter did not see growth as strong as Digitimes Research had anticipated previously and it grew only slightly more than 15% sequentially...

China market: Meizu launches flagship smartphone MX5

Jul 2, 11:46

China-based smartphone vendor Meizu has launched its new flagship model, the MX5, which supports TD-LTE/FDD LTE, running on Android 5.0.

China market: HD leads over Full HD in May smartphone sales, says firm

Jul 1, 21:55

In May 2015, 32.6% of smartphone sales in China were for HD units while 21.4% were for Full HD, according to a new report from Sigmaintell Consulting.

Foxconn, Pegatron, Inventec listed among top-10 handset manufacturers, says IDC

Jun 25, 14:32

Taiwan-based Foxconn Electronics, Pegatron Technology and Inventec have been listed in the global top-10 handset manufacturers for the first quarter of 2015 by IDC. Other Taiwan-based...

Mitac prepares 3 new IoT products for cars

Jun 24, 22:23

Taiwan-based Mitac International is aggressively trying to enter into the Internet of Things (IoT) for the car market via its sub-brand Magellan and has recently launched three new...

Gigabyte Communications to withdraw from handset market

Jun 24, 22:19

Gigabyte Communications has decided to tentatively withdraw from the handset market after running the handset business line unprofitably for the past 11 years, according to industry...

Arima expects smartphone shipments to stay flat in 2015

Jun 23, 21:26

Arima Communications expects its handset shipments in 2015 to stay at the same level as in 2014 during which it shipped 10.59 million smartphones, according to company president Stephen...

Acer has no acquisition plans, says CEO

Newswatch - Jun 17, 14:05

Acer will continue to invest in its smartphone business but will not consider a merger or acquisition for the time being, according to company CEO Jason Chen.

Acer CEO Jason Chen

Japan Display aims to hold 30-40% share in high-end smartphone panel market in 5 years

Jun 16, 15:41

Japan Display (JDI) aims to hold a 30-40% market share in the high-end smartphone panel market five years from now, according to various media reports in Taiwan that quoted company...

Chip demand unlikely to rebound until August, says SPIL chair

Jun 16, 15:27

The semiconductor industry enjoyed a particularly strong first quarter followed by a particularly weak second quarter, according to Bough Lin, chairman for packaging and testing house...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile launches flagship Xperia Z3+ smartphone

Jun 16, 10:52

Sony Mobile Communications has launched its latest smartphones including the flagship Xperia Z3+ and mid-range M4 Aqua Dual in Taiwan and is looking to boost its share in Taiwan's...

Sony Mobile showcases the Xperia Z3+, M4 Aqua Dual

Digitimes Research: Japan telecom operators to differentiate smartphones with special features

Jun 10, 15:57

Smartphones launched by the top-three Japan-based telecom operators for summer 2015 are almost identical in hardware specifications, but the carriers have been trying to differentiate...

Taiwan market: Huawei launches P8 lite

Jun 9, 21:42

China-based Huawei has launched its P8 lite smartphone in the Taiwan market in cooperation with Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET). Huawei aims to ship over 100,000 units of the...

Huawei P8 lite

Asustek handset business starts generating profits in May

Jun 9, 11:31

Asustek Computer has said that it shipped over 1.5 million smartphones in May, allowing its handset business to start generating profits in the month.

Panel pricing on the decline in June, says firm

Jun 5, 15:06

Panel pricing is showing declines and is expected to continue trending down throughout mid-June, with most applications declining US$0.50-1, according to DisplaySearch. In the monitor...

Altek expects growing adoption of dual-lens solutions for smartphone cameras

Jun 4, 20:12

Digital camera ODM Altek has developed dual-lens solutions for smartphone cameras for international smartphone vendors, and expects adoption of such solutions to significantly increase,...

Taiwan market: Huawei to launch P8 and P8 Lite

Jun 4, 11:23

Huawei has announced that it will unveil its new flagship smartphone, the Huawei P8, as well as the mid-range Huawei P8 Lite in Taiwan on June 9.

HTC to roll out new series of smartphones in 2H15, says chairperson

Jun 2, 16:01

HTC will continue to strengthen its smartphone development and will roll out a new series of products in the second half of 2015, according to company chairperson and CEO Cher Wang...

AUO to debut new 4K smartphone display at SID Display Week

Jun 1, 15:04

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced it will participate in SID Display Week 2015 to be held from June 2-4 in San Jose, USA where it will debut 6-inch Ultra HD (4K) smartphone display...

China market: Smartisan to launch 5.5-inch smartphone, say reports

May 29, 16:59

China-based Smartisan Technology will launch a smartphone equipped with Qualcomm MSM8939 processor, 5.5-inch 1080p touch screen and supporting GSM, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, TD-LTE and FDD...

Emerging markets drive worldwide smartphone sales to 19% growth in 1Q15, says Gartner

May 28, 21:05

Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users reached 336 million units, an increase of 19.3% during the first quarter of 2015, according to Gartner. This growth was led by strong smartphone...

Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments in 2015 to reach 1.368 billion units

May 28, 20:59

There will be an estimated 1.368 billion smartphones shipped globally in 2015, growing 13.6% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile launches new flagship Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet

May 28, 13:48

Sony Mobile Communications has launched its latest flagship smartphone the Xperia Z3+ in London, the UK and has also hosted a launch conference in Taiwan.

Sony Mobile Xperia Z3+

Sharp to launch smartphones in Indonesia, says report

May 27, 20:01

Sharp will launch smartphones in the Indonesia market in 2015, starting with the Aquos Crystal, a model launched in North America in October 2014 through cooperation with Sprint,...

Memoright to step into eMCP field

May 27, 15:33

SSD manufacturer Memoright will start shipping eMCP solutions for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices in the third quarter of 2015, according to company president Alex Ku...

MediaTek expected to meet mid-point to high-end of 2Q15 guidance

May 27, 14:24

A recent ramp-up of orders for 4G smartphone chips will help MediaTek meet the mid-point to high-end of the company's sales guidance for the second quarter of 2015, according to market...

Global smartphone growth to slow to 11.3% in 2015, says IDC

Newswatch - May 27, 14:00

Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow 11.3% in 2015, which is down from 27.6% in 2014, according to IDC.

Digitimes Research: Lenovo ranks as 3rd largest smartphone vendor in 1Q15

May 26, 21:49

Lenovo outperformed domestic rival vendors Huawei and Xiaomi Technology to take the third position in the global smartphone vendor rankings in the first quarter of 2015, according...

LG to launch 2 flagship smartphones for mid-range segment, says report

May 21, 14:33

LG Electronics plans to launch two flagship smartphones, the G4 Stylus and G4c, for the mid-range market in the next couple of weeks to boost its overseas shipments, according to...

MediaTek with 10-core chips likely to win orders for Xiaomi high-end phones

May 19, 15:15

Xiaomi, which uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC for its Note-series smartphones, will likely switch back to MediaTek for its flagship smartphones, according to industry sources.

As smartphone panel prices fall, panel makers focus on cost reduction, says IHS

May 18, 15:47

As smartphone panel selling prices continue to fall, display makers are focused on finding ways to reduce production costs, in order to eke out profits. For example, five-inch Full...

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    Acer Liquid Jade Z smartphone

    Acer has announced the Liquid Jade Z featuring an IPS display with the Zero Air Gap technology to help reduce reflections and Corning's Gorilla Glass 3. The smartphone also supports...

    Photo: Company, Mar 10.

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    LG G Flex2 curved smartphone

    LG Electronics has announced the global rollout of its curved smartphone, G Flex2. Set within the G Flex2's contoured shape is a 5.5-inch Full HD plastic OLED display and an Octa-Core...

    Photo: Company, Mar 6.

  • Acer+Liquid+M220+smartphone

    Acer Liquid M220 smartphone

    Acer has unveiled the Liquid M220 smartphone, its first Liquid series smartphone to run on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. The phone features a 4-inch 233ppi display, a 5-megapixel...

    Photo: Company, Mar 5.

  • Samsung+Galaxy+S6

    Samsung Galaxy S6

    Samsung Electronics has announced its new flahship smartphone models, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge crafted from metal and glass. The phones offer F1.9 lenses and high resolution...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

  • Acer+Liquid+Z520+smartphone

    Acer Liquid Z520 smartphone

    Acer is showcasing its latest smartphone, the Liquid Z520 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain. The Liquid Z520 offers improved voice control, allowing...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

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    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.