Taiwan market: Samsung launches Galaxy S6, S6 Edge
Mar 27, 13:12
Samsung Electronics has unveiled its new flagship family products, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy 6S Edge, in the Taiwan market and the new smartphones will be available starting April 10, according to Samsung Taiwan.
Tablet vendors looking to tackle niche markets in 2015
Mar 26, 22:29
Tablet vendors are looking to tackle niche markets in 2015 including the industrial, commercial and education segments as the global tablet market is expected to take further hits due to rising influence from large-size smartphones.
Lenovo separates mobile business unit by brand
Mar 26, 22:14
The Lenovo Group has separated its mobile business unit by brand, with its vice president Zhang Hui responsible for global sales of Lenovo brand smartphones, while vice president Collin Giles, a former executive of Nokia, will handle global sales of Motorola smartphones, according to a China-based...
Apple rumored entry-level iPhone 6C to be made by Wistron
Mar 26, 15:05
Apple is reportedly planning to unveil a new range of iPhones in the second half, and among the new smartphones, the 4-inch entry-level iPhone 6C is expected to be manufactured by Wistron, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. However, the ODM declined to comment on clients or orders.
Apple to tap emerging markets again with iPhone 6C, say sources
Mar 26, 15:01
Apple reportedly plans to release a 4-inch iPhone model, tentatively referred to as iPhone 6C, to replace its predecessor the iPhone 5C in the second half of 2015, targeting the entry-level to mid-range smartphone segment, according to sources in Taiwan's handset supply chain.
TSMC to supply chips for rumored iPhone 6S and 6C
Mar 25, 22:32
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will remain the major processor supplier for Apple in the second half of 2015 as the foundry will supply 20nm chips for an upcoming 6C model and 16nm FinFET chips for 6S models, according to industry sources.
FPCB suppliers to enjoy better than expected sales in 1H15
Mar 25, 21:54
Sales momentum of iPhone 6 devices has continued in the first half of 2015, particularly in the second quarter, which will enable Taiwan-based flexible PCB suppliers including Zhen Ding Technology Holding, Career Technology and Flexium Interconnect to post stronger than expected sales performance in...
Apple to release 3 iPhone models in 2H15
Mar 25, 21:51
Apple will release three different iPhones in the second half of 2015, the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and a 4-inch device currently being referred to as iPhone 6C, according to industry sources.
Apple Watch yields have been low but are increasing, say touch panel makers
Mar 25, 21:50
Following low yields for the Apple Watch in the first quarter of 2015 that reportedly were mostly below 50%, supply chain makers for the device including touch panel maker TPK have noted that yields are on the rise and that total shipments for the device during 2015 are expected to reach at least 15...
China market: Asustek launches new ZenFone smartphone
Newswatch - Mar 25, 15:50
Asustek Computer has launched its second-generation ZenFone smartphone in China with pricing starting at CNY1,299 (US$209) and the device is expected to pose a strong threat to China-based Xiaomi's flagship product, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Digitimes Research: Samsung to rank as top smartphone vendor in 2015
Mar 25, 12:28
Samsung Electronics will lead the world's top-10 smartphone vendor rankings in 2015, followed by Apple, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Huawei, Xiaomi Technology, Microsoft, TCL Communication Technology, Coolpad and Oppo, according to Digitimes Research.
China market buoying iPhone shipments
Mar 24, 20:58
Sales of Apple's iPhone 6 have been strong particularly in China driving growth in the smartphone's shipments, according to sources at upstream suppliers.
Microsoft to add services onto more Samsung devices
Mar 24, 15:53
Microsoft and Samsung Electronics have expanded their global partnership to bring Microsoft mobile productivity services to more consumers and business customers. Samsung is planning to pre-install Microsoft services and apps on its portfolio of Android devices and will deliver secured mobile productivity...
HTC appoints Cher Wang as new CEO
Mar 23, 11:54
The board of directors of HTC has named Cher Wang, chairperson and co-founder of HTC, as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Former CEO Peter Chou will transition to a strategic new role leading future product innovation, according to HTC.
Sony to reduce TV and smartphone orders to Taiwan production partners
Mar 23, 11:14
In the wake of continued slow sales of its LCD and smartphone products, Sony is expected to lower the sales ratio of low-margin products and thus will adjust its outsourcing policy, a move which will affect Taiwan-based ODM/OEM partners, including Foxconn Electronics, TPV Technology and Arima Communications,...
FIH Mobile net profits up 118% in 2014
Mar 20, 15:27
FIH Mobile has reported revenues of US$6.83 billion for 2014, increasing 36.7% from a year earlier. Net profits for 2014 reached US$169 million, up 118% from the previous year.
Arima Communications may be hit by Sony Mobile decreasing orders
Mar 20, 15:09
Taiwan-based handset ODM Arima Communications is expected to face mounting pressure on its operations as its major client Sony Mobile Communications is likely to further reduce its ODM smartphone orders for 2015, according to sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain.
Commentary: Xiaomi heading for a bumpy road
Mar 20, 11:02
In just over three years Xiaomi Technology has become one of the top-five smartphone vendors globally, and company founder and CEO Lei Jun has stated that Xiaomi will aim to become the world's top smartphone vendor in the next 5-10 years.
Synnex Technology nets NT$3.16 for 2014
Mar 18, 15:12
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on March 18 released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2014, posting net EPS of NT$3.16 (US$0.10), according to the company.
Shipments of iPhone 6 devices to reach 53 million units in 1Q15, says paper
Newswatch - Mar 18, 15:11
Apple is expected to ship 53 million units of iPhone 6 devices in the first quarter of 2015, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report, citing data from Morgan Stanley. The US-based investment institution forecast previously iPhone 6-series shipments for the quarter to reach...
Sony announces fiscal 3Q14 financial results
Mar 17, 19:59
Sony has announced its financial results for fiscal third-quarter 2014, ending December 31, 2014. Sales and operating revenues were JPY2.566 trillion (US$21.213 billion), an increase of 6.5% on year.
Taiwan market: HTC delays delivery of HTC One M9, says paper
Newswatch - Mar 17, 11:54
HTC has delayed the delivery of its new flagship model, the HTC One M9, at its exclusive retail shops and online shop in the Taiwan market, citing the delay was caused by an upgrade of the software for an improvement of user experience, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...
VAIO expected to become strong competitor to Sony in smartphone industry
Mar 16, 22:18
Japan-based notebook brand vendor VAIO, originally Sony's notebook department that was later sold to investment firm Japan Industrial Partners (JIP), has recently launched a VAIO branded smartphone and is expected to become a strong competitors of Sony's Xperia smartphones, according to sources from...
Taiwan market: TWM to begin contract-bundled sale of HTC One M9
Mar 16, 21:59
Taiwan Mobile (TWM), one of the five 4G mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, on March 16 announced the sale of HTC One M9, a flagship smartphone offered by Taiwan-based vendor HTC, bundled with a 30-month contract at a monthly charge rate of NT$1,399 (US$44.4) and a price of NT$5,990 for the smartphone...
Taiwan market: HTC to launch HTC One M9
Mar 12, 22:39
HTC will launch its flagship smartphone, the HTC One M9, in the Taiwan market on March 16 at a recommended retail price of NT$21,900 (US$694) for 32GB and NT$23,900 for 64GB, according to the company.
Sony Mobile Taiwan head refutes rumors of selling mobile business
Mar 12, 13:51
Jonathan Lin, general manager of Sony Mobile Communications Taiwan, has re-stated that Sony does not have any plans to put its mobile device business unit up for sale, and will continue to focus on developing smartphones, tables and wearable products.
Pegatron February revenues up on year
Mar 11, 15:30
Pegatron Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$69.28 billion (US$2.2 billion) for February, decreasing 41.31% on month but increasing 18.51% on year, and NT$187.33 billion for January-February, rising 24.9% on year.
Acer revenues fall in February
Stockwatch - Mar 11, 14:43
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.644 billion (US$652.82 million) for February 2015, representing a 9.09% drop on month and 15.64% drop on year.
Asustek suffers revenues drop in February
Mar 11, 14:34
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$34.79 billion (US$1.10 billion) for February 2015, decreasing 0.53% on month and 4.98% on year, and NT$69.76 billion for January-February, dipping 2.71% on year.
Taiwan supply chains to benefit from Apple Watch release
Mar 10, 20:55
A number of supply chains in Taiwan, including those for touch panels, system assembly, NFC chips, wireless charging and flexible PCBs, are to benefit from the release Apple Watch devices, according to industry sources.