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Smartphone, tablet component suppliers unable to clear inventories until 4Q15

Aug 6, 15:17

The current high levels of inventory held by upstream component and part suppliers for smartphones and tablets are unlikely to ease until the fourth quarter of 2015 due to sluggish...

Apple drives growth in high-resolution smartphone displays, IHS says

Aug 5, 15:23

While overall smartphone market growth continues to slow, global demand for LTPS TFT LCD for smartphones is on the rise. Led by Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, LTPS TFT LCD smartphone...

Xiaomi reportedly developing ARM solutions, paper says

Aug 5, 15:02

Xiaomi is engaged in the development of mobile processors based on the ARM chip architecture, and is expected to have the first in-house developed chips for handsets in early 2016,...

Makers optimistic about handset panel shipments to China in 2H15, says firm

Aug 4, 15:31

Panel makers are conservative about shipment growth in the second half of 2015 but expect steady shipments for handset applications to China due to an estimated 3-5% on-year smartphone...

AMOLED panels used in 20% of China smartphones sold during 1H15, says firm

Aug 3, 14:54

Approximately 15 million of the smartphones sold in China during the first half of 2015 used AMOLED panels, up 19.9% on year, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone AP shipments to grow 23.5% in 2H15

Jul 31, 13:50

Shipments of smartphone application processors in the China market are expected to grow 9.7% and 16% on quarter, respectively, in the third and fourth quarters of 2015, according...

Global smartphone shipments growth slows to 15% in 2Q15, says Strategy Analytics

Newswatch - Jul 31, 11:10

Global smartphone shipments grew 15% on year to reach 339.5 million units in the second quarter of 2015, which was the industry's slowest growth for six years, according to Strategy...

Taiwan market: Samsung launches Galaxy J7

Jul 28, 15:28

Samsung Electronics has launched its Galaxy J7 smartphone in the Taiwan market, targeting the entry-level to mid-range segment. The Galaxy J7 will be available at NT$7,990 (US$253)...

Worldwide smartphone market posts 11.6% increase in 2Q15, says IDC

Jul 27, 19:48

Vendors shipped a total of 337.2 million smartphones worldwide in the second quarter of 2015, up 11.6% from the 302.1 million units shipped a year ago, according to IDC.

4G phone chip prices to fall 50% in 1 year

Jul 27, 15:07

Prices for 4G smartphone chip solutions, which have fallen about 40% so far in 2015, will continue their downward trend in the second half of the year. Prices will fall an overall...

Commentary: Who will Nokia count on for its reentry bid to the smartphone market?

Jul 27, 14:10

It is no longer a speculation that Nokia will be back to the smartphone market, and consumers are likely to catch sight of Nokia-brand smartphones once again in 2016 at the earliest...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments by China vendors grow at moderate pace in 2Q15

Jul 27, 12:56

Smartphone shipments by China-based handset vendors totaled 114.3 million units in the second quarter of 2015, up 18.4% sequentially and 7.4% on year, according to the latest data...

Asustek, Taiwan ODMs benefit from growing demand for inexpensive smartphones in Japan

Jul 24, 10:46

There is increasing demand for inexpensive SIM-free smartphones in the Japan market and consequently ZenFone series models launched by Taiwan-based vendor Asustek Computer have been...

Smartphone AP revenues jump 20% in 1Q15, says Strategy Analytics

Jul 23, 14:52

The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market registered a solid 20% year-over-year growth to reach US$5.3 billion in the first quarter of 2015, according to Strategy An...

Mobile DRAM prices to fall on excess smartphone inventory

Jul 22, 20:39

Prices for mobile DRAM memory are set to fall substantially due to excess smartphone inventory, according to sources at memory makers.

Global smartphone shipments grow 1.9% on quarter in 2Q15, says TrendForce

Newswatch - Jul 21, 10:53

Global smartphone shipments grew 1.9% sequentially to 304 million units in the second quarter of 2015, according to TrendForce.

MediaTek likely to cut shipment target for 2015

Jul 20, 15:56

MediaTek is likely to revise downward its handset-IC shipment target for 2015 to about 400 million units from 450 million, a 10% cut, according to market sources.

Synaptics announces panel driver IC solutions for mobile devices

Jul 20, 15:07

Synaptics has announced sampling of ClearPad 4300, its second-generation touch and display driver integration (TDDI) product, and a lineup of four new display driver IC solutions...

Global dual-SIM smartphone sales to grow to 514 million units in 2016, says Strategy Analytics

Newswatch - Jul 20, 10:06

Global dual-SIM smartphone sales will grow 19% from 431 million units in 2015 to 514 million in 2016. Almost one in three of the 1.6 billion smartphones sold globally in 2016 will...

TSMC cuts 2015 chip growth outlook

Jul 16, 22:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), at its July 16 investors meeting, gave a less-optimistic outlook for the third quarter of 2015, and has revised downward its forecast...

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Microsoft may increase smartphone outsourcing as it closes China plants

Jul 16, 10:21

Microsoft has closed its China-based handset manufacturing plants in Beijing and Dongguang, a move which will pave the way for the company to increase outsourcing of smartphones to...

Microsoft likely to focus on flagship, business-use smartphones, say sources

Jul 14, 15:28

Microsoft, while initiating a new phase of restructuring of its smartphone subsidiary Microsoft Mobile, is likely to revamp its strategy for smartphones by focusing on high-end and...

Globalfoundries rolls out 22nm FD-SOI technology

Jul 14, 13:39

Globalfoundries has announced the availability of a 22nm process technology platform developed specifically to meet the ultra-low-power requirements of next-generation connected devices...

Middle East and Africa smartphone market to top 155 million units in 2015, says IDC

Newswatch - Jul 13, 21:14

Middle East and Africa (MEA) smartphone shipments are set to total 155 million units in 2015 after increasing 66% on year to more than 36 million units the first quarter of the year,...

SK Hynix launches in-house developed UFS 2.0 solution

Jul 9, 14:40

SK Hynix has developed a 64GB solution based on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard, built using the company's 16nm NAND flash process, and its own firmware and controller,...

Large-screen smartphone shipments to rise 66% in 2015, says IC Insights

Jul 9, 10:16

Large-screen smartphones, or phablets with displays of five inches or greater, are on track to surpass worldwide shipments of tablet computers in 2015, according to IC Insights. The...

China market: Asustek bullish about smartphone sales in 2015, says report

Newswatch - Jul 8, 11:44

Asustek Computer is bullish about its smartphone sales in the China market in 2015 as it aims to become one of the top-10 smartphone vendors there, the China-based

Windows 10 expected to benefit notebook market more than smartphone market

Jul 6, 22:06

Windows 10 is expected to release at the end of July, but mobile device players have held different view about the operating system's benefit to the notebook, smartphone and tablet...

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.

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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.

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    Asustek ZenFone Zoom smartphone

    Asustek Computer has unveiled its ZenFone Zoom smartphone. The ZenFone Zoom features a 13-megapixel front camera, supporting 3X optical zoom. The smartphone is equipped with Intel's...

    Photo: Company, Sep 11.

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    Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone

    Sony has unveiled its next-generation Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and Xperia Z5 Premium, and the vendor claims the last model as the world's first 4K smartphone. The Xperia Z5...

    Photo: Company, Sep 8.

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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.

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    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...

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Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

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  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

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  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    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.