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Falling smartphone IC ASPs discouraging device vendors from developing chips in-house

Dec 1, 15:09

Device vendors including Xiaomi, LG Electronics and Sony have all expressed their intention to develop smartphone chips in-house. Nevertheless, the average selling price for smartphone...

HTC Vive shipments to lag behind Sony PSVR, Oculus Rift in 2016-2017

Nov 21, 12:39

Shipments of the HTC Vive VR devices will lag behind those of Sony's PSVR and the Oculus Rift in 2016 and 2017 due to its disadvantage in pricing, according to an estimate of industry...

Sony Mobile lowers smartphone shipment target for fiscal 2016

Nov 2, 14:08

Sony Mobile Communications has lowered the target of its smartphone shipments for fiscal 2016, which ends March 2017, to 17 million units from the previous forecast of 19 million...

Foxconn, Pegatron start production of Sony PS4 Pro, Foxconn trialling production of Nintendo NX

Sep 23, 10:45

Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron have begun production of the PlayStation (PS) 4 Pro, a new Sony game console to be launched on November 10, and Foxconn has undertaken trial production...

Sony may become largest TV-use LGP client for GLT in 2016

Sep 13, 15:49

Light guide plate (LGP) maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) expects to ship three million LCD TV-use LGPs to Sony in 2016, increasing 50% on year, and Sony is likely to become...

Taiwan supply chain makers to benefit from release of PS4 Neo, PS4 Slim, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 25, 15:20

Taiwan-based makers in Sony's PlayStation supply chain, particularly lens maker Kinko Optical and ODMs Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron, will benefit significantly from the planned...

Digitimes Research: Sony to lower investment on CMOS image sensor equipment in fiscal 2016

Aug 4, 13:56

Sony will reduce its equipment investment for CMOS image sensors to JPY70 billion (US$691.53 million) in fiscal 2016, while maintaining its sensor production capacity at 70,000 12-inch...

Digitimes Research: Launch of Android-based Pepper to ramp up market size

Jul 27, 15:15

SoftBank's launch of Android-based Pepper service robots will encourage Android software developers to develop applications for Pepper, which in return will help ramp up Pepper's...

HTC to face increasing competition in VR market in 2H16

Jul 26, 11:05

HTC is expected to face increasing competition from other brand vendors in the VR (virtual reality) market in the second half of 2016 as VR or AR (augmented reality) devices appear...

HTC to partner with HP and launch Vive branded PCs

Jul 21, 15:53

High Tech Computer (HTC), in addition to strengthening its software-hardware integration and retail channel expansion, is reportedly planning to release HTC Vive-branded PCs bundled...

Sony to ship 9 million PS VR headsets in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 27, 13:52

Sony is expected to ship up to six million units of PlayStation VR (PS VR) headsets in 2016, accounting for 67% of the global VR HMD market, according to a Chinese-language Liberty...

Taiwan market: Sony unveils Ultra HD filming solutions

Jun 23, 15:39

Sony has launched a full series of Ultra HD professional filming and storage solutions in Taiwan. Since Sony is already the largest professional video camcorder vendor worldwide,...

Sony to see increased LCD TV shipments in 2016

May 26, 11:00

Among LCD TV vendors, Sony took the initiative to launch Ultra HD models and consequently shipped nearly 13 million Bravia series LCD TVs in 2015 and is expected to see significant...

Quake-hit facilities to resume production by end-May, says Sony

May 16, 15:09

Sony's sensor production was affected by earthquakes on April 14, 2016 and subsequent earthquakes in Japan's Kumamoto region, but is set to resume operations by the end of May, according...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile to continue ramping up share in high-end smartphone segment

Apr 26, 12:14

Sony Mobile Communications will continue to ramp up its share in the over-NT$15,000 (US$462) segment of Taiwan's smartphone market in 2016 although high-end smartphones' share of...

New models of Xperia family products

Digitimes Research: Car-use image sensor market to grow to US$900 million by 2020

Apr 25, 16:00

Sony is the largest CMOS image sensor vendor worldwide and its products mainly go to the consumer sector. Weakening demand for smartphone has impacted the business's recent performances,...

Sony halts production in Kumamoto due to quake

Apr 18, 22:02

Sony has issued a statement disclosing its manufacturing sites in the Kumamoto region which have been affected by the earthquake of April 14 and subsequent earthquakes.

Earthquake in Kumamoto, Japan may hurt Sony CIS business

Apr 18, 15:12

In 2015, Japan's Kyushu had 892 semiconductor-related companies, of which 360 were semiconductor equipment players, 248 semiconductor component players and 185 semiconductor manufacturers...

Supply chain braces for possible merger of Vaio, Toshiba, Fujitsu PC units

Jan 28, 14:45

Japan-based PC brand vendors Vaio (previously Sony), Toshiba and Fujitsu reportedly are ready to merge their notebook businesses into a company, a move which will affect Taiwan-based...

Sony acquires LTE chipmaker Altair Semiconductor

Jan 26, 16:15

Sony announced on January 26 that it has reached an agreement with Altair Semiconductor and its major shareholders to acquire the company. The purchase price is US$212 million, and...

Over 300 exhibitors to be at 2016 Taipei Game Show

Jan 22, 14:56

The 2016 Taipei Game Show will take place during January 29-February 2, with more than 300 exhibitors occupying about 2,000 booths, according to organizer, the Taipei Computer Association...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile aims to take second position in local smartphone market in 2016

Newswatch - Jan 15, 10:53

Sony Mobile Communications aims to capture the second title ranking in Taiwan's smartphone market in 2016, according to Sony Mobile Taiwan general manager Jonathan Lin.

Hardware vendors optimistic about VR potential to save PC industry

Jan 12, 15:33

With Sony, Samsung Electronics, Oculus/Facebook, High-Tech Computer (HTC) and Google developing virtual reality (VR) wearable devices, related supply chain players are becoming optimistic...

Digitimes Research: Digital camera vendors except Canon, Sony tending to withdrawal from consumer segment

Jan 8, 11:07

Since releasing their spring-season digital still camera (DSC) models in the first quarter of 2015, DSC vendors have launched very limited number of new devices, showing that they...

CES 2016: Sony, Brinno to showcase latest camera products

Jan 7, 16:03

Sony and Brinno are both planning to showcase their latest cameras at CES 2016 with Sony to display its new HDR-PJ675 and HDR-CX450, both supporting time lapse video recording and...

Sony Mobile to reduce smartphone models for 2016

Dec 17, 10:25

Sony Mobile Communications is likely to reduce the number of new smartphones launched in 2016, and consequently the vendor may also dismiss its R&D unit in Taiwan, according to...

Virtual reality market value to hit US$70 billion in 2020 due to app developments, says TrendForce

Dec 7, 15:39

Consumers' relentless pursuit for richer audiovisual experiences has propelled the popularity of virtual reality (VR) devices and drawn in more companies to invest in this market...

Sony and Toshiba sign definitive agreements for transfer of semiconductor fabrication facilities

Dec 7, 11:12

Based on the memorandum of understanding entered into between Sony and Toshiba on October 28, 2015, the parties have signed definitive agreements to transfer to Sony and to Sony Semiconductor...

Strong smartphone growth in saturated cellphone market, says IC Insights

Nov 25, 14:53

According to IC Insights, 89% of the new cellphones sold worldwide in 2015 are forecast to be replacements or additional cellphones sold to existing subscribers. Moreover, this percentage...

Sony Mobile, LG reportedly to develop smartphone application processors in-house

Nov 18, 11:00

Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics reportedly will follow the steps of Apple, Samsung Electronics and Huawei to develop smartphone-use application processors in-house,...

Digitimes Research: Sony to expand CMOS production capacity via acquisition of Toshiba plant

Nov 12, 10:16

Sony's planned acquisition of Toshiba's CMOS sensor manufacturing plant in Oita, southern Japan will not only help solve its tight sensor production in the near term but also push...

Sony opens store in Taiwan mainly pushing mid-range and high-end products

Nov 5, 15:20

Sony has opened a store in the Breeze Center shopping mall in Taipei, Taiwan, and will mainly demonstrate its mid-range and high-end products including Bravia TVs, tablets, smartphones,...

Sony opens a store in Taiwan

Sony and Toshiba sign MOU for transfer of certain semiconductor fabrication facilities

Oct 28, 22:17

Sony and Toshiba have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding that confirms their intent to negotiate the transfer to Sony of certain Toshiba owned semiconductor fabrication...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile unveils Xperia Z5 Premium

Oct 23, 10:51

Sony Mobile Communications on October 22 unveiled Xperia Z5 Premium smartphone for launch in the Taiwan market in early November at a recommended contract-free retail price of NT$25,900...

Sony plans to set up smartphone production lines in Thailand, says paper

Oct 22, 14:52

Sony plans to invest at least JPY1 billion (US$8.35 million) to set up smartphone production lines in Thailand. The lines are scheduled to come online in 2015 and Sony aims to roll...

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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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    Sony SmartBand 2

    Sony Mobile has unveiled smart bracelet SmartBand 2, which is set to become available worldwide starting September. The SmartBand 2 features the same form factor and designs as...

    Photo: Company, Aug 24.

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    Sony NEX-6 camera

    The new Sony NEX-6 is a pocket-sized mirrorless camera. The newest addition to Sony's E-mount camera lineup includes Fast Hybrid AF, Wi-Fi capabilities and the Play Memories Camera...

    Photo: Company, Sep 17.

  • Sony+Tablet+S1+tablet+PC

    Sony Tablet S1 tablet PC

    Sony has announced the market launch of its first two Sony Tablet devices. The Android-powered Sony Tablet S device, running on a Nvidia Tegra 2 mobile processor. is optimized for...

    Photo: Company, Sep 5.

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    Sony Tablet

    Sony has announced its Sony Tablet series: the S1, which is optimized for media entertainment; and the S2, which is meant for mobile communication and entertainment. Sony Tablet will...

    Photo: Company, Apr 27.

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