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Smartphone shipments to China increase marginally in 4Q14 with Xiaomi taking top position, says IDC

Feb 25, 14:05

Smartphone shipments in the China market were up 2% sequentially to 108 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, bringing China's total smartphone shipments for the year to 420...

Smartphone and automotive display revenues swelled in 2014, says IHS

Feb 24, 14:29

As smartphones continued to cannibalize product sales in other small- to medium-size flat-panel-display (FPD) categories, automotive display revenues rose to become the second-highest...

Japan market: Smartphone shipments in 2014 down 5.3%, says report

Feb 17, 12:34

Shipments of smartphones in the Japan market in 2014 declined for the second straight year by 5.3% to 27.7 million units, according to a Chinese-language QQ.com report citing...

Sony Mobile to use more MediaTek smartphone solutions, say sources

Feb 12, 11:47

Sony Mobile Communications will increase its purchases of handset solutions from MediaTek for production of entry-level and mid-range smartphones in 2015, according to sources at...

Sony Mobile Xperia E4

HTC appoints new CMO

Feb 10, 22:10

HTC has appointed Idris Mootee, CEO of Idea Couture, a design firm based in Toronto, as its new CMO. Mootee's predecessor, Benjamin Ho, left the company in July, and company chairwoman...

FHD panel demand from China smartphone vendors may rise

Feb 10, 15:12

Meizu's launching a smartphone model equipped with a 5.5-inch Full HD display at CNY999 (US$160) is likely to prompt other China-based vendors to launch inexpensive Full HD models,...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments to drop nearly 30% on quarter in 1Q15

Feb 10, 14:59

Taiwan-based brand vendors and ODMs will ship a total of 18.05 million handsets in the first quarter of 2015, down 29.4% on quarter but up 11.2% on year, according to Digitimes Res...

Smartphone panel makers cut prices to compete for orders

Feb 10, 11:40

In view of weak demand for smartphones in the first quarter of 2015, panel makers have lowered quotes for smartphone applications to compete for orders, resulting in drops in such...

SK Hynix says its 8Gb LPDDR4 being adopted in new flagship smartphone

Feb 9, 21:53

SK Hynix has announced that its 8-gigabit (8Gb) low-power DDR4 (LPDDR4) memory has been adopted in a brand-new smartphone model. Built using 20nm process technology, the memory works...

MediaTek January sales rise 36%

Feb 6, 14:31

MediaTek has announced consolidated revenues of NT$17.46 billion (US$555.81 million) for January 2015, up 36% from a year earlier and 2.3% sequentially.

0.4mm thermal pipes may be used in smartphones in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Feb 5, 20:51

Notebook thermal pipe makers have further reduced diameters from 0.6mm to 0.4mm and thereby are likely to see 0.4mm pipes adopted by smartphone vendors in 2015, according to Taiwan-based...

Samsung mass producing high-density ePoP memory for Smartphones

Feb 4, 20:52

Samsung Electronics has announced that the company is mass producing ePoP (embedded package on package) memory, a single memory package consisting of 3GB LPDDR3 DRAM, 32GB eMMC and...

Taiwan market: Local brands to enhance presence in sub-NT$5,000 smartphone segment

Feb 4, 15:37

Taiwan-based smartphone vendors, including HTC, Acer, Asustek Computer, BenQ and Gigabyte Communications, all plan to enhance their presence in the sub-NT$5,000 (US$158) smartphone...

Sharp to drop smartphone panel pricing 20-30% for Xiaomi, says report

Feb 4, 13:48

In an effort to maintain smartphone panel orders from Xiaomi as price competition in the market intensifies, Sharp is expected to drop pricing another 20-30% in 2015, according to...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments in China top 100 million units in 4Q14

Feb 3, 22:03

Shipments of smartphones in the China market grew 10.8% on quarter and 13.2% on year to 103.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, driven by the release of iPhone 6 devices...

Smartphone display makers facing pressure to further reduce prices in 2015, says IHS

Feb 3, 15:25

Even as smartphone panel resolution continues to rise, and as display sizes continue to grow, panel makers are facing pressure to reduce prices. According to IHS, average smartphone...

Lenovo to unveil 3 Motorola smartphone models in China

Feb 2, 21:50

China-based vendor Lenovo, following completion of acquiring Motorola Mobility from Google, will unveil three Motorola smartphone models, Moto X, Moto X Pro and Moto G, in Beijing,...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone AP shipments in China to slide 10% on quarter in 1Q15

Feb 2, 14:51

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors (AP) in China are expected to decline 10% sequentially but up 28.6% on year in the first quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes...

Asustek facing challenges in 2015

Jan 29, 15:20

Although Asustek was able to achieve revenue growth in 2014, the company's mobile devices and motherboard businesses are still surrounded by tough competitors. However, the Taiwan-based...

Samsung to increase smartphone production in India, says paper

Jan 29, 14:38

Samsung Electronics, in view of fast growing demand for smartphones in India, will invest INR5.17 billion (US$84.23 million) in its smartphone factory there to expand production,...

Taiwan market: Samsung launches high-end smartphone Galaxy Note Edge

Jan 29, 11:15

Samsung Electronics has introduced its high-end smartphone, the Galaxy Note Edge, into the Taiwan market, priced at NT$28,900 (US$924) unlocked.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments drop 8.8% sequentially in 4Q14

Jan 28, 21:59

Shipments of smartphones by China-based vendors declined 8.8% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014, affected by weaker than expected sales for some brand vendors, according...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile to focus on mid-range to high-end smartphone segment

Jan 27, 22:12

Sony Mobile Communications will focus on the mid-range to high-end smartphone segment in the Taiwan market in 2015, aiming to rank as one of the top-three vendors in the segment,...

Acer to sell Liquid Z200 via cooperation with Bookoff in Japan

Jan 27, 21:55

Acer on January 27 announced that up to 30,000 units of its Liquid Z200, its 4.0-inch Android 4.4.2 smartphone, will be available for sale in the Japan market through Bookoff, the...

Samsung starts smartphone production lines in Indonesia, says report

Jan 27, 15:07

Samsung Electronics' production lines for smartphones in Indonesia have reportedly started operating recently, according to a Korean-language Edaily report citing sources...

Global 3Q14 smartphone and tablet chip markets rise, says Strategy Analytics

Jan 26, 23:22

The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market grew 16% on year to US$5.6 billion in the third quarter of 2014, according to Strategy Analytics. Qualcomm maintained its...

China market: China vendors to beef up competition for CNY2,000-3,000 segment, say sources

Jan 26, 23:16

China-based smartphone vendors, including Xiaomi Technology, Lenovo, ZTE and Coolpad, all plan to strengthen their presence in the CNY2,000-3,000 (US$320-478) smartphone segment in...

Acer looks to stable smartphone business, says CEO

Jan 26, 16:35

Acer's smartphone business has not yet turned profitable, but it will continue to adopt a stable business model to look for business opportunities in the market, according to company...

Jason Chen, Acer CEO

China smartphone supply chains estimate demand to pick up in March

Jan 26, 15:50

China smartphone supply chain makers estimate they will begin shipments for new devices following the Lunar New Year period as local handset vendors remain concerned over clearing...

China smartphone vendors keen to adopt metal-stamping chassis

Jan 23, 16:02

China smartphone vendors are keen to adopt unibody metal-stamping chassis for their smartphones because of low production costs. Stamping can produce large volumes of products in...

Metal chassis makers expected to achieve good revenue performances in 1Q15

Jan 23, 15:05

Despite the first quarter being the traditional slow season, Taiwan-based metal chassis maker Catcher Technology is expected to see its revenues drop only 6% sequentially thanks to...

Digitimes Research: China players becoming strong threat to first-tier brand vendors

Jan 23, 14:04

Observing vendors' showcases at CES 2015, Digitimes Research believes first-tier notebook brand vendors' 2-in-1 devices are expected face fierce price competition from China's white-box...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone industry to report shipment growth of 8.6% for 4Q14

Jan 22, 15:47

During visits to firms in China's smartphone supply chain in November and December 2014, Digitimes Research found that their shipments to the domestic market were weak in the fourth...

Acer aims to double smartphone shipments in 2015, says CEO

Jan 22, 10:47

Acer expects its smartphone shipments in 2015 to double from 4-5 million units shipped a year earlier, according to company CEO Jason Chen. This means Acer aims to ship about 10 million...

Taiwan market: HTC to ramp up sales through retail channels

Jan 21, 21:56

HTC plans to strengthen its cooperation with open retail channels to promote sales of its smartphones in the Taiwan market, aiming to ramp up the ratio of channel sales to 35-40%...

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