Leadtek pushing into medical market
Oct 21, 14:16
Taiwan-based professional graphics card vendor Leadtek Research has been aggressively pushing into the medical electronics market during the past few years and has recently sent its newly developed wearable medical device to be certified by Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare. The company expects...
Verizon launches MediaTek-powered smartphone
Oct 21, 10:13
Verizon Wireless has launched the first-ever MediaTek-powered CDMA/LTE smartphone. The LG Stylo 2 V marks its debut as a certified smartphone chipset provider for Verizon, according to MediaTek.
Asustek ZF3 smartphones enjoy strong sales in the US, says paper
Newswatch - Oct 20, 12:25
Demand for Asustek Computer's latest smartphone series products, including the entry-level ZenFone 3 (ZF3), mid-range ZF3 Ultra, and high-end ZF3 Deluxe, in the US market has been higher than expected since the vendor began taking pre-orders at the end of September, according to a Chinese-language...
Global Sources Electronics Trade Show taking place in HK
Oct 19, 15:40
The 2016 Electronics Trade Show hosted by Global Sources is taking place in Hong Kong during October 18-21. About 2,600 booths will exhibit mobile consumer electronics including smartphones, tablets and smart wearable devices.
HTC to ship 1.5 million HTC Vive VR devices in 2017, says paper
Newswatch - Oct 18, 11:45
HTC is expected to ramp up shipments of its HTC Vive VR devices to 1.5 million units in 2017 compared to 400,000 units expected for 2016, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report, citing sources from international securities investment houses.
Apple to set up 2nd R&D center in China, says CEO
Oct 13, 15:38
Apple plans to set up a research and development center in Shenzhen, China, according to a China-based Shenzhen Economic Daily report, citing comments from Tim Cook. Apple opened an R&D center in Beijing in August.
Taiwan market: Samsung Note 7 problems increase demand for S7 Edge, says paper
Newswatch - Oct 13, 13:33
Samsung Electronics Taiwan is offering a refund or an exchange for other Samsung smartphones for the Galaxy Note 7. Channel retailers report that 90% of customers returning the Note 7 chose to get a Samsung S7 Edge instead of a refund, and the trend has quickly depleted their inventory, leaving them...
Samsung slashes earnings guidance for 3Q16
Oct 13, 11:21
Samsung Electronics has slashed its profit guidance for the third quarter of 2016 by 33%. The announcement was made one day after the company disclosed it had halted production of the Galaxy Note 7 and stopped sales of the device.
Synnex September revenues hit 2016 high
Oct 11, 20:38
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on October 11 reported consolidated revenues of NT$32.34 billion (US$1.03 billion) for September, the highest monthly level so far in 2016 with growth of 6.2% on month and 10.6% on year.
MediaTek to triple India workforce in 3 years
Oct 7, 10:26
MediaTek has announced a training program to foster and develop talent for India's fast-growing handset industry, while disclosing plans to triple its workforce locally to 1,500 employees.
VR, AR, AI developments to have greater scalability, says Google Taiwan head
Oct 6, 14:16
In addition to applications related to virtual reality (AR), augmented reality (AR) and Internet of Things (IoT), the development of artificial intelligence will have a greater scalability in the future, and Google will continue to strengthen its cooperation with Taiwan-based players in these areas,...
Oppo aims to ship 130-140 million smartphones in 2017
Oct 4, 14:01
China-based smartphone vendor Oppo aims to ship 130-140 million smartphones worldwide in 2017, compared to 100 million units targeted for 2016, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.
Fitbit sets up office in Taipei
Newswatch - Oct 3, 12:54
Smart wearable device vendor Fitbit has set up a branch office, Fitbit International, in Taipei, which will focus on marketing and R&D efforts in Taiwan, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Apple sets up first R&D center in China
Sep 29, 15:01
Apple has set up its first R&D center in China in Beijing's Zhongguancun Science Park, according to a statement issued by the Zhongguancun Park Management Committee.
Oculus reportedly in talks with MSI for VR cooperation
Sep 22, 12:14
Oculus reportedly is also interested in virtual reality (VR) backpack PC products developed by Micro-Star International (MSI), and the two companies are currently in talks for cooperation, according to industry sources.
China market: LeEco launches new smartphone
Sep 22, 11:14
China-based LCD TV and smartphone vendor LeEco has launched its new Le Pro 3 smartphone and with the device, the company is expected to ship over 15 million smartphones in 2016, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Microsoft unveils Nokia 216 feature phone
Newswatch - Sep 22, 09:01
Microsoft has unveiled a new feature phone, the Nokia 216, which sports a 2.4-inch QVGA display enabling Internet browsing, viewing pictures, playing videos and gaming.
Taiwan market: China smartphone vendor Meitu launches M6
Newswatch - Sep 21, 21:40
China-based smartphone vendor Meitu has launched its Meitu M6 smartphone in the Taiwan market. The Meitu M6, which features a 5-inch Full HD display and an octa-core MediaTek Helio 10P CPU, is available at NT$12,990 (US$414) unlocked.
Taiwan market: HTC launches Desire 10 Lifestyle
Newswatch - Sep 21, 14:49
HTC has begun marketing its mid-range HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle smartphone in Taiwan and globally. The Desire 10 Lifestyle, which features a 5.5-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU and a 13-megapixel main camera, is available at NT$7,990 (US$255) unlocked in the local market.
China market: Smartphone vendors foray into mobile payment market
Sep 21, 12:39
With the number of mobile payment users in China still expanding robustly and is likely to reach 200 million in 2016, which is more than five times the market size in the US, brand smartphone vendors including Apple, Samsung Electronics and local brands Huawei and Xiaomi Technology have forayed into...
Acer to release VR backpack for 2017, targeting B2B market
Sep 21, 11:48
Acer is planning to launch a virtual reality (VR) backpack for 2017, but instead of the consumer sector, the product will mainly focus on the business to business (B2B) market. The product will sell with the StarVR head-worn VR device, which Acer has partnered with Sweden-based game developer Starbreeze...
Asustek launches ZenFone 3 in Russia, says paper
Newswatch - Sep 19, 15:41
Asustek Computer recently hosted a product launch conference in Moscow, Russia and is the largest vendor in the country for many product lines including motherboards, graphics cards and notebooks. Asustek's ZenFone smartphone is also the second best-selling in the country's 5.5- to 6-inch segment,...