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  • Radiant Opto-Electronics nets NT$3.07 per share for 1H14

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  • HTC conservative about 3Q14

    Mobile + telecom | 49min ago

  • Taiwan 2Q14 economic growth rate upward adjusted to 3.84%, says DGBAS

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  • Taiwan IC suppliers to benefit as Samsung steps up purchases of IC parts

    Bits + chips | Jul 31, 22:08

  • MediaTek hikes 4G smartphone solution shipment target for 2014

    Bits + chips | Jul 31, 22:07

  • Digitimes Research: Promotion of HEMS appliances in Japan faces problems

    Green energy | Jul 31, 20:14

  • Young Optics nets NT$54 million for 1H14

    Before Going to Press | Jul 31, 20:56

  • China market: Gome to start price-cuts to promote LCD TVs in August, says report

    Before Going to Press | Jul 31, 20:52

  • Teco to exhibit cloud-based smart home appliances at TAIROS

    Before Going to Press | Jul 31, 20:37

  • Samsung reports decreased handset and tablet shipments for 2Q14

    Before Going to Press | Jul 31, 20:35

  • PCB/LCD equipment supplier Asia Neo Tech to debut on OTC market

    Before Going to Press | Jul 31, 20:10

  • Nearly 50 firms stepping into 3D printing, says ITRI

    Before Going to Press | Jul 31, 19:59

  • Radiant Opto-Electronics nets NT$3.07 per share for 1H14

    Before Going to Press | Jul 31, 19:57

  • Taiwan market: WD launches NAS HDDs

    Before Going to Press | Jul 31, 19:57

  • Russia market: Smartphone competition heating up

    Before Going to Press | Jul 31, 19:56

  • Taiwan panel makers plan to cooperate with China TV vendors to tap international market

    Before Going to Press | Jul 31, 19:56

  • UMC to ramp 28nm wafer capacity

    Before Going to Press | Jul 31, 19:55

  • Wintek becomes major touch panel supplier for Xiaomi

    Before Going to Press | Jul 31, 19:54

  • HTC swings to profitability in 2Q14

    Before Going to Press | Jul 31, 19:53

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Digitimes Research: China vendors ship over 101 million smartphones in 2Q14

Jul 31, 16:19

China-based vendors shipped 101.7 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 24.6% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: InFocus to launch smartphone M810

Jul 31, 12:11

InFocus has unveiled its M810 Android 4.4.2 smartphone for launch in the Taiwan market at a contract-free retail price of NT$9,988 (US$333) on July 31.

Chinese vendors outpace market as 2Q14 smartphone shipments grow 23.1% on year, says IDC

Jul 31, 10:47

The worldwide smartphone market grew 23.1% on year in the second quarter of 2014, establishing a new single quarter record of 295.3 million shipments, according to IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Following a very strong first quarter, the market grew 2.6% sequentially, fueled by ongoing...

Digitimes Research: China sees increased smartphone AP shipments in 2Q14

Jul 30, 22:04

There were 103 million smartphone APs (application processors) shipped in the China market in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 13.2% on quarter and 11.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Global market share for iPad may slip to below 25% in 2H14

Jul 30, 16:00

The global market share for iPad products is likely to drop from 26.9% (IDC figures) for the second quarter of 2014 to below 25% in the second half of the year due to increasing competition, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Sales for mini versions of flagship smartphones short of expectations

Jul 30, 10:49

While international vendors including Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, HTC and Sony Mobile Communications have launched mini versions of their flagship smartphones, sales of those mini versions have so far fallen short of expectations due to uncompetitive performance-price ratios, according to...

Baidu to release smartphone with MediaTek processor, says report

Jul 29, 14:15

China-based Internet player Baidu is planning to release a smartphone using MediaTek's MT6595 application processor and will feature Baidu's heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) and artificial intelligence (AI) to allow functions such as voice, graphics and text recognition as well as voice translation,...

Terry Guo overseeing Foxconn preparations for new iPhone

Jul 28, 15:16

Foxconn Electronics has been actively preparing for production of 4.7- and 5.5-inch new iPhones at its factories in China since July and chairman Terry Guo has been supervising the preparation on the spot to make sure that production lines are in optimal condition, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to ship 21.95 million handsets in 3Q14

Jul 28, 10:17

Taiwan-based ODMs and own-brand makers will ship 21.95 million handsets in the third quarter of 2014, increasing by 4.2% on quarter and by 32.1% on year, and 18.65 million or 85% of the shipments will be smartphones, according to Digitimes Research.

Commentary: Microsoft moves to eliminate Nokia

Jul 28, 09:57

In addition to initiating a massive lay-off, Microsoft also plans to discontinue Nokia's Asha-, Series 40- and X-series handset products as well as to rename the Lumia-series - moves which could eventually lead to the elimination of Nokia.

Worldwide tablet market grows 11% in 2Q14, says IDC

Jul 25, 10:44

The worldwide tablet market grew 11.0% on year in the second quarter of 2014 with shipments reaching 49.3 million units, according to IDC. Although shipments declined sequentially from first-quarter 2014 by 1.5%, IDC believes the market will experience positive but slower growth in 2014 compared to...

Google to incorporate NFC functionality into Android

Jul 24, 21:38

Google will incorporate TSM (trusted service manager) software and applications into the Android platform after Apple reportedly has made NFC functionality a standard for its speculated iWatch, according to industry sources.

Samsung reportedly suffering from infighting; may impact upcoming smartphone plans, says report

Jul 24, 13:58

Samsung Electronics' wireless business unit is reportedly seeing infighting between the manufacturing and purchasing departments since the manufacturing arm is gradually increasing the adoption of in-house-made components, edging out the purchasing arm's presence in the business unit, according to...

Digitimes Research: Xiaomi to see slower growth in smartphone shipments in China market

Jul 24, 12:01

Xiaomi Technology ranked first in smartphone shipments in the China market among China-based vendors in the first half of 2014, but will see growth in shipments gradually slow down mainly because other vendors started using online marketing in the second quarter and have launched or will launch models...

China market: Xiaomi launches new flagship smartphone

Jul 23, 21:53

Xiaomi Technology has launched its new flagship model, the Mi4, targeting the high-end smartphone market. The Mi4 comes with a 5-inch display, Qualcomm 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 810 CPU and 13-megapixel camera.

Apple new iPhones to come with different time tables to avoid competition

Jul 23, 21:37

Apple's new 5.5-inch iPhone will come several months later than the new 4.7-inch model in order to avoid competition between the two models, rather than due to poor yield rates at 5.5-inch production lines as being reported, according to sources in the iPhone supply chain.

USI reportedly lands SiP module orders for iWatch devices

Jul 23, 13:49

Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), an affiliated company of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), reportedly has landed SiP module orders from Apple for its iWatch wearable devices, according to industry sources.

Taiwan tablet shipments plunge sequentially in 1Q14, says MIC

Jul 23, 11:09

In the absence of new Apple products, tablets shipped to Apple - the major client taking up nearly 70% of Taiwan makers' tablet shipments - witnessed a 38% sequential decline in the first quarter of 2014, to approximately 16 million units. Declining tablet shipments for Apple, coupled with fewer new...

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments reach 55.06 million units in 2Q14

Jul 23, 10:32

There were 55.06 million tablets shipped globally in the second quarter of 2014, decreasing 4.5% on quarter but increasing 17.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

India market: Mobile platform providers to ramp up market share by tying up with local smartphone vendors

Jul 22, 13:43

Mobile platform providers Microsoft, Google and Mozilla have geared up efforts to expand their market shares in India by cooperating with local handset vendors.

Taiwan market: HTC launches HTC One (E8); to release more low-priced models in 2H14

Jul 22, 11:33

HTC has launched the HTC One (E8), the plastic version of its latest flagship model the HTC One (M8), in the Taiwan market priced at NT$14,900 (US$497) unlocked.

The HTC One (E8)

Digitimes Research: January-May handset shipments in China market down 28% on year

Jul 22, 11:01

There were 178 million handsets shipped in the China market during January-May 2014, decreasing over 70 million units on year. The decrease was mainly because China Mobile shifted marketing resources to promote 4G TD-LTE smartphones and reduced subsidies for 2G and TD-SCDMA (3G) handset purchases,...

Foxconn to set production lines for green handsets

Jul 21, 22:02

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is planning to establish production lines at plants in Guiyang, China to manufacture handsets using recycled materials in the future, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

HTC smarthpone shipments may drop 25-30% in 3Q14, says paper

Jul 21, 16:49

HTC's smartphone shipments may drop 25-30% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as sales momentum for its flagship New One (M8) has not been as strong as expected, a report has cited sources with the vendor's supply chain as estimating.

Arima to ship 3.5 million smartphones in 3Q14, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 18, 16:07

Arima Communications is expected to ship 3.5 million smartphones in the third quarter of 2014, up 52% from 2.26 million units shipped in the second quarter, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times report.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ships over 21 million branded and ODM handsets in 2Q14

Jul 18, 10:34

Taiwan's shipments of branded and ODM handsets totaled over 21 million in the second quarter of 2014, representing an increase of about 30% on quarter and on year, according to Digitimes Research.

HTC reshuffling top management

Jul 17, 14:21

HTC appears to have reshuffled its top management, with its president of engineering and operations Fred Liu switching to supervise the company's emerging products unit, while CMO Benjamin Ho is expected to step down soon, according to industry sources.

China-based HiWiFi unveils OS for smart routers, say reports

Jul 17, 14:03

China-based router maker HiWiFi has announced an in-house developed operating system, HiWi-Fi OS, designed specifically for smart routers. The OS features three major applications: HiCloud for cloud computing services, HiMobile for mobile terminals and HiStore for plug-ins.

Taiwan market: Apple offers discounts on PCs, tablets and smartphones for back-to-school demand

Jul 17, 13:54

Apple is offering NT$1,500-3,000 (US$50-100) discounts for its Mac, iPad and iPhone products to the education sector in Taiwan, looking to attract back-to-school demand from students and teachers.

China market: White-box makers to roll out Xperia T3-like models

Jul 17, 12:15

China-based white-box handset makers are ready to roll out Xperia T3-like models in September-October as they believe that the forthcoming new 4G-enabled Xperia T3 from Sony Mobile Communications will be a hot-selling model in the second half of 2014, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: AMOLED tablets unlikely to benefit Samsung in 2H14

Jul 17, 11:04

Samsung Electronics recently launched the 8.4- and 10.5-inch AMOLED-based Galaxy Tab S flagship tablets. Although the new Galaxy Tab S tablets feature specifications exceeding those of Apple's iPads, the series is still unlikely to boost Samsung's sales in the second half of 2014 as demand in the high-end...

More vendors expected to adopt 2K panels in smartphones

Jul 17, 10:54

As smartphones equipped with 2K (2560 by 1440) displays are starting to appear in the market from vendors such as Vivo, more vendors are expected to launch 2K-smartphones in the second half of 2014, according to sources with Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Wintek to supply 60% of touch panels for Xiaomi smartphones in 2014, says report

Newswatch - Jul 16, 13:58

Wintek is expected to provide about 60% of all touch panels used in Xiaomi smartphones shipped in 2014, according to a report from the China Times.

Over 2 billion smartphones to ship in 2018, says ABI Research

Jul 16, 11:31

Approximately 1.25 billion smartphones are expected to ship in 2014 and will pass the two billion mark in 2018. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the forecast period from 2014-2019 is 12%, according to ABI Research.

Research firms lower 2014 global tablet shipment forecasts

Jul 16, 11:21

DisplaySearch has lowered its 2014 global tablet shipment forecast to 285 million units, representing an 14% on-year increase, while WitsView has also lowered its forecast to 205.5 million units, growing less than 5%.

MediaTek launches 64-bit 8-core chip early

Jul 15, 22:14

MediaTek has announced its first 64-bit-enabled 8-core 4G solution, the MT6795, targeting the high-end 4G smartphone segment. The launch of the MT6795 comes almost two quarters ahead of schedule as MediaTek originally planned to release the 8-core chip at the end of 2014.

Cumulative shipments of 300Mbps smartphone modems to exceed 700 million by 2019, says ABI Research

Jul 15, 16:09

Shipments of second-generation LTE basebands, commonly called Cat4, enabling mobile users to enjoy up to 150Mbps bandwidth, barely exceeded 42 million in 2013. However, key chipset suppliers are stretching their muscles for next-generation basebands that will enable speeds of up to 300Mbps, namely...

Taiwan market: Samsung to launch 7-inch Galaxy Tab4

Jul 15, 14:57

Samsung Electronics on July 14 unveiled the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, a 7-inch Android 4.4-based 4G-enabled tablet, for launch in the Taiwan market at a contract-free retail price of below NT$10,000 (US$334) in late July, according to Samsung Taiwan.

Samsung to launch 7-inch 4G tablet Galaxy Tab4 in Taiwan

Asustek may struggle to achieve smartphone shipment goals for 2014

Jul 15, 14:08

Asustek Computer shipped about one million ZenFone smartphones in the second quarter, but to achieve its shipment goal of eight million units for 2014, the company will need to ship seven million units in the second half, posing a rather difficult challenge for the Taiwan-based vendor, according to...

Smartphone sales volume to reach 23.6% growth in 2014, says MIC

Jul 15, 14:00

In 2013, the worldwide mobile handset market volume reached approximately 1.82 billion units, and is expected to reach 1.88 billion units in 2014, up 3% on year, according to Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute (MIC).

Firefox smartphones to be launched in India in July, says Mozilla COO

Newswatch - Jul 15, 11:24

Mozilla will launch a series of inexpensive Firefox OS smartphone models in the India market in July, with retail prices of up to US$50, according to company COO and Mozilla Taiwan CEO Gong Li.

Samsung, HiSilicon looking to sell more handset solutions to other vendors, say sources

Jul 15, 10:24

Samsung Electronics and HiSilicon Technologies both have accelerated the developments of their handset solutions, including 8-core, 64-bit and 4G LTE-enabled chips and plan to ship more chips outside the companies, according to industry sources.

TCL Communication expected to ship 35-40 million smartphones, tablets in 2014, say Taiwan makers

Jul 14, 21:38

China-based vendor TCL Communication Technology Holdings is expected to ship 35-40 million smartphones and tablets as well as 25 million feature phones in 2014, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

D.Phone raises nearly HK$900 million via IPO in Hong Kong

Newswatch - Jul 11, 18:09

D.Phone, the largest handset retail chain in China, has raised nearly HK$900 million (US$116 million) through its IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with over 60% of the funds to be used to expand its retail chain in the China market.

Taiwan IC design houses aim to land more tablet IC orders from brand vendors

Jul 11, 14:42

Taiwan-based IC design houses are shifting their focus to win more IC orders from brand tablet vendors instead of white-box suppliers since shipment growth of white-box tablets has begun to decline, according to industry sources.

MediaTek remains calm on Qualcomm price reduction

Jul 11, 14:05

MediaTek has said it is not concerned much about Qualcomm's announcement that it is lowering prices for its entry-level 4G solutions, believing that the price reductions will not hinder its plans to make a major push into China's 4G solution market, according to industry sources.

Tablet quarterly shipments fall for the first time, says DisplaySearch

Jul 10, 15:47

Shipments of notebooks in first-quarter 2014 were better than expected due to the commercial PC refresh cycle and Windows XP migration. However, shipments of tablets at 56 million declined on year for the first time. Many brands reported weak tablet shipment results in the first quarter due in part...

Digitimes Research: Competition in emerging markets remains the focus for smartphone industry

Jul 10, 14:05

Competition in emerging markets continued to be the focus of the global smartphone industry in June 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Synnex Technology sees decreased June revenues

Jul 10, 10:48

IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.4 billion (US$813 million) for June, dropping 5.4% sequentially and 5.9% on year.

Worldwide traditional PC, tablet, ultramobile and mobile phone shipments to grow 4.2% in 2014, says Gartner

Jul 9, 14:18

Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are projected to reach 2.4 billion units in 2014, a 4.2% increase from 2013, according to Gartner.

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