Nike to launch new smartwatch in 1H14
Dec 2, 16:11
Following the release of the Nike+Sportwatch and Fuelband SE smartwatch in 2013, Nike plans to launch a new smartwatch in the first half of 2014, according to sources in Taiwan's supply chain.
Global NAND flash output value to rise 13% in 2014, says DRAMeXchange
Nov 29, 14:10
Output value for the global NAND flash industry is forecast to rise 13.3% to US$28 billion in 2014, thanks to the increased adoption of solid-state drives (SSD) among PCs and mobile devices, as well as more stable NAND chip prices, according to DRAMeXchange. That would mark a second straight year of...
Samsung executive talks about IoT strategy
Nov 28, 14:14
Samsung Electronics has developed SAMI (Samsung Architecture for Multimodal Interactions), a system central to Samsung's Internet of Things (IoT) strategy, according Luc Julia, vice president, Open Innovation Center at Samsung.
Globalfoundries gearing up for high-volume MEMS manufacturing
Nov 27, 11:39
Foundries will play a pivotal role in the MEMS industry's maturation, according to Gregg Bartlett, senior VP and chief technology officer at Globalfoundries. Mainstream foundries are eyeing the large-scale manufacturing of MEMS products with designs provided by fabless and fab-lite companies, gearing...
Garmin, Mio, Maction extend beyond GPS PNDs
Nov 25, 10:34
Garmin, Mio Technology and Maction Technologies, in view of decreasing demand for GPS PNDs (portable navigation devices), have extended production and marketing to GPS devices for other uses, industry observers have noted.
Pegatron pushing into non-IT industry
Nov 20, 21:37
Pegatron Technology has been aggressively pushing into non-IT industries and has cooperated with Taiwan-based bookstore Eslite through its sub-brand Pegacasa to launch a series of small home appliance and consumer electronic products with elegant designs.
Clevo sees profit growth from notebook and China shopping mall businesses
Nov 18, 22:31
Taiwan-based second-tier notebook maker Clevo saw its consolidated revenues grow 6% sequentially to NT$4.4 billion (US$149.49 million) in the third quarter with its net profits dropping 32% on quarter, but growing 24% on year. In the fourth quarter, the company expects its profits to increase with...
Sequans announces new LTE design wins
Nov 15, 10:23
Sequans Communications has announced that its pre-certified EZLinkLTE modules have been selected by three manufacturers, all first-time customers for Sequans, to power new tablet and mobile PC devices for the US market.
LCD panel inventory falls, say driver IC firms
Nov 14, 21:28
Panel makers have been engaged in inventory adjustment for the past 4-5 months, and now hold less than one month of inventory, according to sources at Taiwan-based LCD driver IC firms.
Wistron to see shipments decline, but profits grow for notebooks in 2014
Nov 14, 11:07
Wistron saw its gross margins return above 5% in the third quarter and expects the percentage to continue increasing in 2014 despite a decline in notebook shipments, which are estimated to drop from 23-24 million units in 2013 to 20 million in 2014, according to the company.
Compal looking to ship 40 million notebooks in 2014
Nov 13, 22:05
Compal Electronics expects its notebook shipments to reach 40 million units in 2014, up slightly on year, with shipments of tablets to grow significantly to 15 million units, according the company president Ray Chen.
Pegatron sees strong revenue contribution from smartphone business
Nov 11, 21:38
Pegatron Technology saw its communication-related product businesses contribute 42% of its revenues in the third quarter, while the PC-related product businesses contributed 31% and the consumer product businesses including LCD TV and game console, provided 27%, according to the company.
Digitimes Research: White-box tablet shipments to reach 25 million in 3Q13
Nov 11, 15:22
China white-box tablet shipments reached about 25 million units in the third quarter of 2013, up 56.3% sequentially and 40.4% on year thanks to strong overseas shipments, which accounted for 80% of the total volume. Among white-box tablet shipments, 7-inch models accounted for the largest share, while...
ODM notebook shipments to remain weak in 4Q13
Nov 7, 16:14
Notebook shipments from Taiwan-based ODMs will remain weak in the fourth quarter as strong demand for tablets will continue to squeeze the notebook market, according to industry sources.
Rockchip extends partnership with ARM
Nov 7, 15:43
Rockchip Electronics, a China-based fabless semiconductor company specializing in tablet SoC solutions, has acquired a subscription license of a broad range of ARM advanced technologies, according to the companies. The agreement gives Rockchip access to ARMv8-A and ARMv7 architecture-based processors...
Acer CEO resignation may have limited benefit
Nov 6, 21:59
Acer chairman and CEO JT Wang has announced plans to resign from his CEO role with president Jim Wong to take over the position. However, since Acer's operations such as product R&D and supply chain management are already being handled by Wong's team, sources from the upstream supply chain believe...
A quarter of a billion smartphones ship in 3Q13, says Canalys
Nov 6, 10:24
Over a quarter of a billion smartphones shipped worldwide in the third quarter of 2013 as the market grew 44% on year, according to Canalys. The top-2 vendors - Samsung and Apple - maintained their positions with market shares of 34% and 15%, respectively. Huawei, Lenovo and LG completed the top fiv...
Toshiba launches embedded devices using second-generation 19nm process
Nov 4, 12:45
Toshiba has announced the launch of new embedded NAND flash memory modules integrating NAND chips fabricated with 19nm second-generation process technology. The module is fully compliant with the latest eMMC standard, and is designed for a wide range of digital consumer products including smartphones,...
Wireless networking remains a strong IC market driver, says IC Insights
Oct 31, 16:10
Wireless networking is now a standard capability in many electronic systems, such as notebooks and desktops, smartphones and residential gateways, according to IC Insights. Built-in wireless networking capability can also be found in many other electronic products such as printers, digital cameras,...
Apple revenues up, net profit down in fiscal 4Q13
Oct 29, 11:51
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter ended September 28, 2013. The company posted quarterly revenues of US$37.5 billion and quarterly net profit of US$7.5 billion, or US$8.26 per diluted share. These results compare to revenues of US$36 billion and net profit of...
Toshiba gearing up for low-cost eMMC solutions
Oct 28, 11:06
Toshiba will launch low-cost eMMC solutions for use in entry-level and mid-range smartphones and tablets around the end of the fourth quarter, 2013, according to sources at memory makers.
Brand vendors to be more aggressive with supplies from China in 2014
Oct 28, 10:52
IT product vendors are expected to become more active over seeking partnerships with China-based component suppliers in 2014, hoping to reduce their costs. Some PC peripheral vendors are already aiming to have 30% of their component supplies contributed by China-based makers in 2014, according to sources...