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  • Last update: Wednesday 14 May 2014 [97 news items]

China market: White-box handset makers using inferior parts and components for 3G smartphones

May 14, 16:20

China-based white-box handset vendors, which have been forced to stay in the 3G sector amid rising popularity of 4G LTE smartphones, reportedly are using inferior parts and components...

China white-box handsets less popular in emerging markets

Aug 26, 20:14

China white-box handsets have seen declined popularity in emerging markets where mobile telecom carriers and retail channels are eager to look for products of better quality, according...

MediaTek April sales hit 39-month high

May 8, 14:09

Consolidated revenues at MediaTek, whose wireless chips are mainly targeted at white-box handsets including smartphones, climbed to a 39-month high of NT$12.57 billion (US$426.5 million)...

Approximately 100 firms competing in China smartphone market

Jul 18, 01:30

China's smartphone market has been seen as a market with great potential for growth. Many firms from different industries have been eager to obtain market share. There are currently...

MIPS focused on growing Android market, partnerships in Asia

Jul 16, 16:01

With Google adding MIPS into its Android NDK, application developers are now able to bring their natively-developed Android applications to MIPS-based products, according to Mark...

China market: White-box handset makers to shine in smartphone segment

Jun 14, 15:44

White-box handset makers are expected to take the main scene of China's handset market again by rolling out sub-CNY500 (US$79) smartphones in the second half of 2012, optimizing chipset...

Chilisin expected to see May revenues hit record for second time

Jun 5, 11:33

Inductor maker Chilisin Electronics is expected to see its consolidated revenues for May hit a record for the second consecutive month, mainly due to booming orders from China-based...

China-based white-box handset players may face bankruptcy

Mar 29, 01:30

China-based white-box handset players are suffering as larger local players ZTE, Lenovo and Huawei are aggressively entering the CNY1,000 (US$159) smartphone segment, while first-tier...

China market: 2.5G handset chipset prices falling

Nov 24, 10:41

Prices for 2.5G handset chipsets have slipped more than 10% in the fourth quarter of 2011, and will continue to fall at the same rate in first-quarter 2012 due to continued oversupply...

MediaTek August sales likely to grow over 10% sequentially

Sep 2, 01:15

MediaTek's consolidated revenues will likely rebound to over NT$8 billion (US$276 million) in August, up more than 10% on month, according to market watchers. The fabless IC firm...

China market: White-box handset makers takes 4-layer PCBs for 2G handset production

May 30, 17:07

White-box handset makers in China have recently consumed a large volume of 4-layer PCBs in through-hole structure instead of using HDI boards for their entry-level 2G handset production,...

MediaTek 1Q11 revenues down 12% sequentially

Apr 11, 11:42

Fabless IC firm MediaTek has announced NT$7.81 billion (US$270 million) in March 2011 revenues. The figure comes below market watcher estimates of over NT$8 billion. MediaTek's revenues...

MediaTek sees orders bounce back from white-box handset sector, say sources

Mar 22, 12:37

MediaTek has seen a pick-up in orders for its handset solutions, including those for smartphones and 3G models, from the white-box handset sector in China despite growing concerns...

MediaTek posts lowest monthly sales in four years

Mar 7, 10:41

MediaTek has announced that consolidated revenues for February 2011 totaled NT$4.53 billion (US$154 million), down 39.8% sequentially and hitting the lowest level since February 2007,...

MediaTek reportedly to secure new orders from Nokia and Samsung for 2011

Feb 17, 01:35

IC design house MediaTek will likely attract new orders for entry-level and mid-range handsets from Nokia and Samsung Electronics in 2011, in addition to its existing ones from Motorola...

China-based white-box vendors to offer below US$100 Android smartphones for emerging markets

Feb 9, 01:25

China-based vendors are poised to offer Android smartphones priced at below US$100 for sale in China and other emerging markets including India, Indonesia and Brazil in 2011, according...

White-box handset makers profiting CNY200 per knock-off iPhone 4

Jan 20, 16:01

Knock-off Apple iPhone 4 generates CNY200 (US$30.37) in per unit profit, according to a China Business News report.

Nokia represents half of mobile game downloads on Djuzz gaming portal, says BuzzCity executive

Jan 20, 11:07

Although local white-box devices made an impact in the last quarter of 2010, Nokia still accounted for 49% of the mobile game downloads from Djuzz, a gaming portal under mobile media...

White-box handset makers gearing up smartphone and 3G handset production, MediaTek to benefit

Dec 3, 14:12

White-box handset makers in China are gearing up their production of in-house designed smartphones and 3G handsets, a trend which will benefit Taiwan-based IC design house MediaTek...

China white-box vendors increase usage of capacitive touch technology

Nov 26, 01:25

China white-box handset vendors have increased their usage of capacitive touch panels and capacitive touch is expected to become the mainstream technology for white-box handsets,...

TSMC to get 60% more orders from Spreadtrum in 4Q10

Oct 15, 01:15

Spreadtrum Communications is likely to boost its orders to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to about 80,000 wafers in the fourth quarter of 2010, up from 50,000 units...

NOR flash designer Eon posts NT$3.88 EPS for 1H10

Sep 1, 15:08

Eon Silicon Solution has posted an EPS of NT$3.88 (US$0.121) for the first half of 2010 on 22.75% average gross margin. Net profit came to NT$289 million and revenues reached NT$2.59...

China white-box vendors to tap overseas markets with triple-SIM handsets

Aug 31, 13:49

China-based white-box handset vendors are planning to adopt SoC (system-on-a-chip) solutions from Spreadtrum Communications to offer triple-SIM card/triple stand-by handsets, according...

Digitimes Research analyzes China white-box handset market in new report

Aug 10, 11:03

While the mainstream business model for manufacturing and distributing mobile handsets remains leveraging the OBM/ODM/OEM/EMS model, a whole new paradigm has developed within China's...

Shipments to China handset market

Taiwan IC design houses see strong demand from smartphone sector in 3Q10

Jul 21, 12:03

Taiwan-based handset design houses, including Elan Microelectronics, Egalax-empia Technology (EETI), Capella Microsystems and Prolific Technology, are all expecting strong demand...

MediaTek June revenues to reduce sharply on slack sales in China

Jul 2, 15:34

MediaTek is expected to see its revenues decline sharply in June 2010, probably to below NT$9 billion (US$280.3 million), as the China government's recent efforts to inspect tax evasion...

International handset vendors align with Taiwan and China makers to take on local competition in emerging markets

Jun 24, 11:56

International handset brand vendors will likely step up cooperation with manufacturers in Taiwan and China to compete more effectively with local vendors in emerging markets that...

MediaTek shipments for TD-SCDMA handsets to soar, says paper

Stockwatch - May 20, 16:34

MediaTek is expected to see its shipments of 3G TD-SCDMA chipsets top two million units a month around the end of the third quarter, compared to about one million shipped monthly...

AboCom and China white-box makers jointly develop Android WCDMA smartphones, says CNA

Newswatch - May 17, 12:01

Taiwan-based AboCom Systems is working with white-box handset makers in China to manufacture four Android-based WCDMA smartphones in 2010 with shipments scheduled for June, according...

3G handset chip shipments to see strong growth in March

Newswatch - Feb 25, 10:47

Global 3G handset chip shipments are expected to increase significantly in March as China-based Huawei Technologies and ZTE have released substantial orders for 3G chips, and some...

Pixart to spin off CIS design subsidiary in March

Feb 10, 12:10

Pixart Imaging will spin off its CMOS image sensor (CIS) design subsidiary - PrimeSensor Technology - at the end of first-quarter 2010, according to Pixart chairman Huang Sen-huang...

Macronix launches 1.8V quad I/O serial flash for handsets

Jan 7, 14:34

Macronix International Company (MXIC), a Taiwan-based mask ROM and NOR flash maker, has announced a 1.8V quad I/O serial flash device for mobile phones, DECT phones, Bluetooth, GPS...

Worldwide mobile device sales on pace for flat growth in 2009, says Gartner

Dec 17, 16:12

Stronger-than-expected sales in Western Europe and an acceleration in the gray market in the third quarter of 2009 will drive worldwide mobile device sales to end users to 1.214 billion...

Aptina to supply CIS for white-box handsets

Dec 2, 16:33

CMOS image sensor (CIS) supplier Aptina Imaging plans to enhance its VGA level products for 2010, gearing up to tap China's white-box handset market, according to industry sources...

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MediaTek and Spreadtrum raise wafer starts at foundries for 4Q09

Nov 18, 14:31

MediaTek has placed more wafer starts at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) for the fourth quarter of 2009, buoyed by...

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