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  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan sees decreased smartphone ODM/OEM shipments in 2Q16

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  • Panel cutting service provider Nanoplus to debut on Taiwan emerging stock market, says paper

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  • Pepper enters into Taiwan service market

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  • Wi-Fi Alliance to launch certification for compatibility with WiGig MMW technology

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  • Notebook players less aggressive about using USB Type C

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  • Posiflex Technology nets NT$4.25 per share for 1H16

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  • Shunfeng International Clean Energy loses CNY246 million in 1H16 due to inability to get PV power on grid

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  • Taiwan market: Samsung Electronics to launch smartphone/table hybrid Galaxy Tab J

    Before Going to Press | 5h 46min ago

  • Chip orders for notebooks from Huawei and Xiaomi falling, say sources

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  • 2Q16 global smart watch shipments down 32% on year, says IDC

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  • Panel cutting service provider Nanoplus to debut on Taiwan emerging stock market in August

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  • Holtek 2Q16 profits rise 20% sequentially

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  • Win Semi looks to up to 5% revenue growth in 3Q16

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  • Component makers to see weak orders for tablets and wearables

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  • Raydium reports NT$2.69 EPS for 1H16

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Digitimes Research: MWC Shanghai focuses on smart services

Jul 25, 15:20

While Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona during February 22-25 focused on unveiling of new smartphones and exhibiting advance telecom technologies, MWC Shanghai 2016 during June 29-July 1 featured smart service applications and the telecom industry ecosystem in China, according to Digitimes...

Vendors to launch smartphones supporting biometrics recognition

Jul 25, 12:27

Smartphone brands have been gearing up efforts to develop biometrics recognition technology, aiming to ramping up their market share with high-end models featured biometrics functionality, according to industry sources.

China market: Oppo raises 2016 smartphone shipment target to 100 million units, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 25, 10:36

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo reportedly has raised its shipment target for 2016 to 100 million units, from the revised 80 million set in June, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Wireless charging to become major feature in mobile devices

Jul 22, 14:08

More mobile devices are expected to feature wireless charging which will stimulate demand for related analog ICs and protective components, according to industry sources.

Worldwide smartwatch market experiences first decline as shipments fall 32% in 2Q16, says IDC

Jul 22, 12:38

For the first time, the worldwide smartwatch market saw an on-year decline of 32%, according to preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. Smartwatch vendors shipped 3.5 million units in the second quarter of 2016, which was down substantially from the 5.1 million shipped...

Sharp to roll out new smartphone utilizing MediaTek 10-core chip, says report

Newswatch - Jul 22, 11:52

Sharp is reportedly engaged in the development of a new smartphone utilizing MediaTek's 10-core Helio X20 chip (dubbed MT6797).

Taiwan market: Garmin launches mobile e-payment-enabled smart band

Jul 20, 15:43

Garmin on July 19 launched the vivosmart HR, a smart wristband supporting mobile electronic payments (e-payment) via a built-in iPASS chip, in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$5,990 (US$187), according to Garmin.

HTC to participate in US-sponsored AWRI program

Jul 20, 14:13

HTC has announced that it will participate in the Advanced Wireless Research Initiative (AWRI) program launched jointly by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and National Science Foundation of the US.

HTC to hold 3Q16 investors conference on August 2

Newswatch - Jul 19, 22:32

HTC will hold its investors conference for the third quarter on August 2. The company is expected to report a loss of NT$1.5-2 billion for the second quarter, down from a loss of NT$2.6 billion recorded a quarter earlier.

Handset LED market to decline, says IHS

Jul 18, 22:14

The market for LEDs used in mobile phones – including backlighting behind the display, keypad illumination and camera flash - will decline at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.6% from 2015 to 2021, according to IHS. Increased penetration of organic LEDs (OLED) is a primary reason for...

SoftBank to acquire ARM

Jul 18, 16:24

The boards of directors of SoftBank and ARM have announced that they have reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended all-cash acquisition of ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2 billion).

Smartphone vendors crossing into notebook market for growth

Jul 18, 15:57

China-based Huawei and Xiaomi have entered the notebook market and Korea-based smartphone brand vendors Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are also releasing products for the market. Sources from the upstream supply chain have commented that these players are becoming strong competitors to existing...

Huawei pushing mobile payment system in China

Jul 14, 14:33

With Asia's mobile payment market growing rapidly, in addition to Apple and Samsung Electronics' payment platforms, China-based Huawei, the largest smartphone vendor in China, has released its in-house developed payment system, looking to expand its mobile payment market share in China.

Garmin enters Taiwan micropayment market

Jul 14, 11:52

Garmin has cooperated with Taiwan-based micropayment firm iPass to launch wearable devices that are able to measure heart rates and support micropayments.

Taiwan market: HTC begins marketing Vive via retail channels

Jul 13, 11:47

HTC has begun marketing its Vive through retail channels in the Taiwan market. The company aims to establish up to 100 experience shops for the VR device by year-end 2016.

Asustek unveils new products for 2H16

Jul 13, 11:39

Asustek Computer has unveiled a number of new products for the second half of 2016, including ZenFone 3 family products, Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1, and ZenPad 3S 10 tablet.

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih presiding the new product event

Pegatron sees over 30% growth in June revenues

Jul 12, 15:32

Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$93.35 billion (US$2.89 billion) for June, growing 40.27% on month and 33.34% on year, and NT$224.98 billion for the second quarter, down 12.24% sequentially and 3.2% on year.

Flagship phone demand might disappoint in 2H16

Jul 12, 14:26

Smartphone vendors might see sales of their flagship models disappoint in the second half of 2016 due to lack of upgrades, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

Asustek sees growth in June revenues; conservative about 3Q16

Jul 12, 11:14

Asustek Computer saw its June consolidated revenues grow 33% on month and 2% on year to reach NT$42.39 billion (US$1.32 billion), but its revenues in the second quarter were down 14.64% sequentially and 5% on year to reach only NT$93.94 billion.

Arima Communications sees shipments down in June

Stockwatch - Jul 12, 11:01

Handset ODM Arima Communications has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.341 billion (US$41.4 million) for June, slipping 37.50% from the previous month as smartphone shipments declined to 680,000 units in the month compared to 890,000 units shipped a month earlier.

Asustek new products expected to improve 2H16 operations

Jul 11, 15:36

Asustek Computer had slow performance in the first half as demand for notebooks continues to weaken, and the company has been reducing its existing ZenFone shipments in preparation to launch next-generation models. The company's performance is expected to start picking up with launches of new notebooks,...

Taiwan market: Xiaomi launches new consumer electronics

Jul 11, 11:52

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi has launched its new consumer electronics in Taiwan including the 6.4-inch Xiaomi Max smartphone, the Mi Air Purifier 2 and the Mi Smart LED Lamp. The company has also introduced its new smartphone user interface MIUI 8.

LG likely to lower smartphone shipment target for 2Q16, says paper

Jul 11, 10:58

LG Electronics is expected to lower its smartphone shipment target for the second quarter of 2016 to 15 million units from 16.5 million projected previously due to lower-than-expected sales of its LG G5 smartphone, according to a Korea-based Aju Business Daily report.

Foxconn takes up Microsoft handset plant in Vietnam

Jul 11, 10:51

Foxconn Electronics has announced that one of its subsidiaries, Chief Expertise, has purchased a 100% stake of Microsoft Mobile (Vietnam), a handset unit of Microsoft Mobile in Vietnam, for VND492 million (US$22 million).

Japan market: HTC launches HTC Vive

Jul 8, 11:19

HTC on July 7 announced the launch of HTC Vive, its first virtual reality (VR) device, in the Japan market and is cooperating with several local retail chains and games developers to promote sales.

HTC Vive launched in Japan

Compal, Pegatron refutes LeTV payment delay rumor

Stockwatch - Jul 8, 10:22

China-based LeTV reportedly has delayed its payments to its upstream smartphone component and ODM partners due to having some funding gap, but Compal Electronics and Pegatron Technology both noted that they have received their payments.

Synnex June revenues hit record

Jul 8, 10:19

IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on July 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$29.810 billion (US$920 million) for June, its highest monthly level on record with growth of 8.88% on month and of 15.79% on year.

Taiwan market: Commtiva unveils Sharp Aquos P1 smartphone

Jul 7, 11:30

Commtiva, a smartphone marketing arm of Foxconn Electronics, has unveiled Sharp's latest flagship smartphone, the Aquos P1, in the Taiwan market.

Sharp Aquos P1 smartphone

Japan market: HTC 10 smartphone enjoys brisk sales

Jul 7, 11:01

HTC's sales of its latest flagship model the HTC 10 in cooperation with KDDI in the Japan market have been growing steadily, according to Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia.

HTC North Asia president Jack Tong

HTC reports decreased revenues for June

Newswatch - Jul 6, 20:17

HTC has reported revenues of NT$6.36 billion (US$196.54 million) for June, down 5.7% on month and 26.7% on year. The performance was lower than market expectations.

Xiaomi to launch high-end smartphones in 2H16

Jul 5, 11:35

Xiaomi Technology will launch a high-end smartphone in the second half of 2016 targeting the CNY4,000-5,000 (US$606-758) segment, according to the company's co-founder Li Wangjiang.

Korea market: Pantech reenters smartphone market, says report

Jul 4, 15:04

Korea-based handset vendor Pantech has made a reentry into Korea's smartphone market launching a new model, the SKY IM-100, according to a Korea-based ET News report.

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom to set up LoRaWAN for IoT, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 4, 14:14

Mobile telecom carrier Asia Pacific Telecom will deploy 500 LoRaWAN (low-power long-range wide area network) hot spots in Taipei City, New Taipei City and Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan, for IoT (Internet of Things) applications in July and will add hot spots in other areas in Taiwan later in the third...

China market: Samsung, Huawei smartphones outperform iPhone 6s, says report

Jul 4, 12:17

The overall performance of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S7 series smartphones and Huawei's P9 family products was better than Apple's iPhone 6s devices, according to a media report in China, citing an evaluation report released by China Mobile.

Huawei ships 28.3 million smartphones in 1Q16, says report

Jul 1, 12:10

China-based vendor Huawei Technologies shipped 28.3 million smartphones globally in the first quarter of 2016, hiking 64% on year, and aims to ship 140 million units in 2016, according a Chinese-language Tencent report citing Huawei's end product manager Kevin Ho.

HTC, investment firms to form VR venture capital alliance

Jun 30, 15:11

HTC has announced that it has teamed up with a total of 28 venture investment companies, including Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners, to form the Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA) to promote the development of the global VR industry and its ecosystem.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and 800 processors to support Google Tango

Jun 30, 14:09

Qualcomm has announced that it will expand support for Tango technology to Snapdragon 820 and to future Snapdragon 800 and 600 tier processors.

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro smartphone

MediaTek joins China Mobile 5G project

Jun 30, 10:06

MediaTek has announced its participation in China Mobile's 5G Joint Innovation Center project.

HTC invests more capital into overseas subsidiary

Stockwatch - Jun 29, 21:53

HTC has invested an additional US$2 million into its overseas subsidiary HTC (BVI). The new capital is to finance future investment projects to be carried out by the subsidiary.

TCL sees smartphone shipments decline nearly 13% on year in May

Jun 28, 20:49

TCL has reported that its smartphone shipments declined 12.7% on year to 3.219 million units in May, but shipments of LCD TVs grew 16.1% to 1.305 million units in the month.

Taiwan market: Commtiva to market Sharp smartphones starting July

Jun 28, 14:02

Taiwan-based Commtiva Technology, a smartphone marketing arm of Foxconn Electronics, will begin to market Sharp's smartphones in Taiwan in the first half of July, according to the company.

HTC to start marketing Vive via retail shops in Japan

Jun 28, 12:13

HTC has announced that it will hold a press conference in Tokyo on July 7 to promote sales of its HTC Vive through physical retail shops in Japan.

Intel to initialize 3rd wave of layoffs that could affect Taiwan suppliers

Jun 27, 15:36

Intel will start its third wave of layoffs at the end of June, targeting mainly its worldwide sales and marketing units. The move is expected to affect players in Taiwan's supply chain, according to industry sources.

Intel tightening up its personnel

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 Times reports, citing data fromTaipei-based Topology Research Institute.

Quanta to launch 360-degree VR add-on camera

Jun 27, 11:25

Quanta Computer has developed a 360-degree live VR (virtual reality) streaming add-on camera through cooperation with ImmerVision, a Canada-based developer of immersive optical and imaging technology, and will launch the product at the end of 2016, the Taiwan-based ODM's chairman Barry Lam said at...

360-degree live VR streaming add-on camera developed by Quanta via cooperation with ImmerVision

Samsung, Huawei reportedly lowering smartphone shipment targets for 3Q16

Jun 27, 11:21

Some leading Android smartphone vendors including Samsung Electronics and Huawei have lowered their shipment targets for the third quarter as well as for the entire year of 2016 due to slacking demand for high-end smartphones globally, according to industry sources.

Compal aims at revenue proportion of 35% for non-notebook products in 2016

Jun 27, 11:08

Compal Electronics saw non-notebook revenue proportion rise from 23% in 2014 to 28% in 2015 and aims to increase it to 35% in 2016, company president Ray Chen said at a shareholders' meeting on June 24.

HTC seeks to spin off VR business

Jun 27, 10:43

The establishment of an independent VR (virtual reality) subsidiary will help HTC build alliances with, or solicit equity investment from, potential strategic partners, HTC president for global sales Chia-lin Chang said at the company's latest general shareholders meeting.

Taiwan market: 641,000 handsets sold in May, says CNA

Jun 23, 20:51

There were 641,000 handsets, mostly smartphones, sold in the Taiwan market in May, decreasing 1.3% on month, according to Taiwan-based Central News Agency (CNA).

Foxconn chairman expects channel retail business to grow strongly in 1 year

Jun 23, 15:06

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo has told investors that the company has already resumed its channel retail business, but he refused to provide details on the business' current status. However, he believes the business will achieve great results in many markets including...

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