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  • Last update: Friday 18 August 2017 [181 news items]

Apple Watch shipments expected to reach 15 million in 2017

Aug 18, 10:29

With Apple ready to launch its third-generation Apple Watch, Apple's overall smartwatch shipments are expected to rise to 4.5 million units in the fourth quarter and hit 15 million...

Apple Watch

Dialog looking to extend partnership with Spreadtrum

Aug 18, 10:22

Dialog Semiconductor is looking to extend its partnership with Spreadtrum Communication, and does not rule out forming a joint venture with the China-based mobile SoC provider, said...

Christophe Chene, senior VP of Asia for Dialog

Apple Watch 3 launch likely at year-end 2017, says report

Aug 17, 13:56

Apple is likely to launch its Apple Watch Series 3 devices by the end of 2017. The new Apple Watch will come in 38mm and 42mm sizes with Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi+LTE connectivity, according...

Apple falls to third place in 2Q17 wearable band market, says Canalys

Aug 14, 13:49

The total worldwide wearable band market grew 8% on year in the second quarter of 2017, according to Canalys. The wearable band market for second-quarter 2017 was led by Xiaomi with...

Quanta to see rising incomes from notebooks, servers and wearables in 2H17, says paper

Jul 25, 15:13

Quanta Computer is expected to enjoy a strong second-half 2017 thanks to rising demand for notebooks, growing server sales and the release of the next-generation Apple Watch, according...

Wearable players seeking measures as sales remain weak

Jul 20, 22:52

Wearable players originally had high expectations about emerging IT applications, but several have started changing their strategies as most are seeing weak sales from the product...

Wearable sales not as strong as expected

MediaTek IoT chips expand presence in China bicycle-sharing market

Jul 12, 13:30

Specializing in smartphone SoC chips, MediaTek has been aggressively developing its highly-integrated SoC offerings for wearable and IoT applications. With its IoT solutions, MediaTek...

MediaTek IoT chips are making inroads in China bicycle-sharing market

Wireless charging demand promising: Q&A with Dialog CEO Jalal Bagherli

Jul 6, 11:58

As a global leader in providing rapid charging solutions, Dialog Semiconductor has demonstrated its prowess in power management for smartphones and other applications. But the market...

Dialog CEO Jalai Bagherli

CMOS image sensor sales to reach another record high in 2017, says IC Insights

Jun 28, 22:22

CMOS image sensor sales are on pace to reach a seventh straight record high in 2017, and nothing ahead should stop this semiconductor product category from breaking more annual records...

Strong RF chip demand to buoy supplier 2017 revenues

Jun 28, 15:46

Strong radio-frequency (RF) component demand will buoy sales at suppliers including Richwave Technology, Rafael Microelectronics and AMIC Communication (AMICCOM) in 2017, which are...

Worldwide wearables market to nearly double by 2021, says IDC

Jun 22, 15:38

As the wearables market transforms, total shipment volumes are expected to maintain their forward momentum. According to data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker,...

Wearables continue to see strong growth in MEA market, says IDC

Jun 21, 16:12

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) wearable market continued its strong growth trajectory into the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest figures compiled by IDC. Bucking a...

IC Insights cuts long-term IoT semiconductor forecast

Jun 9, 12:37

IC Insights has scaled back its total semiconductor sales forecast for system functions related to the IoT in 2020 by about US$920 million, mostly because of lower revenue projections...

Apple HomePod to boost Inventec Appliance revenues

Jun 7, 15:18

Apple's HomePod smart speaker is expected to benefit the product's manufacturer Inventec Appliance, which is also the supplier of Apple's AirPods, according to sources from the upstream...

Global wearable device shipments swell nearly 18% on year in 1Q17, says IDC

Jun 7, 14:23

Global shipments of wearable devices totaled 24.7 million units in the first quarter of 2017, up 17.9% from the 20.9 million units shipped a year earlier, according to IDC.

China market: MediaTek facing keen competition in IoT sector

May 19, 14:58

In addition to facing keen competition from Qualcomm and Spreadtrum Communications in the smartphone solution market in China, MediaTek is also facing increasing challenge from Huawei...

Sensor and actuator sales take off as price erosion eases

May 17, 15:03

After several years of low and inconsistent growth rates primarily because of intense pricing pressure, the market for semiconductor sensors and actuators finally caught fire in 2016...

Inventec 1Q17 profits impacted by exchange losses

May 16, 14:33

Inventec has announced net operating profits of NT$1.62 billion (US$53.79 million) for the first quarter, but the company's net profits were only NT$678 million after seeing foreign...

Asustek likely to discontinue ZenWatch product line

May 15, 12:36

Asustek Computer is likely to discontinue the development of its ZenWatch product line as sales of its smartwatch devices have been lower than expected, according to sources of Taiwan's...

Compal reportedly working with Microsoft on smart voice recognition product

May 11, 15:22

Compal Electronics president Ray Chen has noted that the company has recently landed orders for a smart voice recognition device from a US-based client and he believes that voice...

Apple is top wearables vendor in 1Q17, says Strategy Analytics

Newswatch - May 8, 11:35

Global wearables shipments reached 22 million units in the first quarter of 2017, rising 21% on year from 18.2 million shipped a year earlier period, according to Strategy Analytic...

Macronix quad-SPI memory selected by STMicroelectronics for new MCU

Apr 20, 10:58

STMicroelectronics has adopted Macronix International’s flash memory solution in its new STM32L4 microcontroller (MCU) series, according to the Taiwan-based provider of non-volatile...

Wearable market grows 16.9% in 4Q16, says IDC

Mar 3, 15:49

The worldwide wearable market reached a new all-time high as shipments reached 33.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, growing 16.9% on year. Shipments for the entire year...

Taiwan wearable product shipments to account for 42% of global shipments in 2018, says MIC

Newswatch - Jan 25, 22:43

The ratio of Taiwan's shipments of smart wearable devices, mainly smartwatches and bracelets, to global shipments will grow from 39% in 2016 to 42% in 2018 and further increase to...

Enterprise wearable market to soon see shift to body-worn devices, says ABI Research

Jan 10, 15:52

The enterprise wearable market is experiencing a shift from wrist-worn devices to body- and head-worn wearables. ABI Research forecasts enterprise wearable shipments will grow from...

Huami to ship over 16 million wearable devices in 2016, says report

Dec 21, 15:47

Huami, a subsidiary of Xiaomi Technology, has shipped over 16 million wearable devices, including Xiaomi Mi Band, so far in 2016 with shipment value reaching CNY1.5 billion (US$215.83...

Taiwan market: Xiaomi pushing sales of Mi Band bracelets, OTT boxes, smartphones

Dec 15, 14:44

Xiaomi Technology has continued to make headway for a number of its products, including Mi Band bracelets, OTT (over-the-top) boxes and smartphones, in the Taiwan market, according...

Fitness trackers in the lead as wearable market grows 3.1% in 3Q16, says IDC

Dec 6, 21:22

While the smartwatch market took a tumble, the overall wearable market grew 3.1% on year in the third quarter of 2016. Total wearable shipments reached 23 million in the quarter,...

Global smartwatch shipments decline 51.6% on year in 3Q16, says IDC

Newswatch - Oct 26, 14:59

The worldwide smartwatch market experienced a round of growing pains in the third quarter of 2016 during which total shipments declined 51.6% on year to 2.7 million units, according...

Taiwan market: Xiaomi aims to ship 600,000 Mi Band devices in 2016

Oct 13, 11:22

Xiaomi Technology is expected to ship a total of 600,000 units of its Mi Band wearable devices in the Taiwan market in 2016, according to sources from local retail channels.

Samsung announces mass production of 14nm chips for wearables

Oct 11, 20:47

Samsung Electronics has announced mass production of the Exynos 7 Dual 7270, which the company claims is the industry's first mobile application processor (AP) designed specifically...

Samsung 14nm AP for wearables

Epistar, Genesis Photonics see increasing shipments of green-light LED chips used in smart wearables

Oct 3, 12:43

LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers Epistar and Genesis Photonics started shipments of green-light LED chips for smartwatches and wearable devices in the second quarter of 2016 and...

Taiwan market: Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 4

Sep 27, 12:40

Xiaomi Technology has launched its Redmi Note 4 smartphone in the Taiwan market, priced at NT$5,999 (US$191) unlocked.

Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 4

Apple still leads in smartwatch sales, but sector growth slow, says Kantar Worldpanel

Newswatch - Sep 27, 11:27

As of July 2016, 15.2% of US consumers owned either a smartwatch or fitness band compared to 8.1% for the four major markets in Europe - the UK, Germany, France and Italy, according...

China-based wearable device vendors see shipments growth in 2Q16, says IDC

Sep 14, 16:38

China shipped 9.54 million wearable devices in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 13.2% from the previous quarter and up 81.4% from a year earlier, according to IDC's China...

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    Huawei Watch 2 smartwatch

    Huawei has unveiled its wearable device, the Huawei Watch 2, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. The watch will go on sale in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Germany and China...

    Photo: Company, Mar 15.

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    Samsung 14nm chips for wearables

    Samsung Electronics has announced mass production of the Exynos 7 Dual 727 mobile application processor (AP) designed specifically for wearable devices with 14nm FinFET process technology...

    Photo: Company, Oct 18.

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    Samsung Bio-Processor

    Samsung Electronics has announced it is mass producing an all-in-one advanced system logic chip for the health-oriented wearables market, the Bio-Processor. The Samsung Bio-Processor...

    Photo: Company, Jan 5.

  • Toshiba+Serial+Interface+NAND

    Toshiba Serial Interface NAND

    Toshiba has launched a new line-up of NAND flash memory products for embedded applications that are compatible with the Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI). Wide ranging applications...

    Photo: Company, Oct 23.

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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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Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

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