iPhone shipments to continue to drop in 2Q16
Apr 28, 16:03
Shipments of iPhone devices are expected to continue to decline to around 40 million units in the second quarter of 2016 (or Apple's fiscal third quarter) after shipments dropped 16% on year to 51.19 million units in the first quarter, sources from the iPhone supply chain in Taiwan have estimated.
Worldwide smartphone growth goes flat in 1Q16, says IDC
Newswatch - Apr 28, 15:31
Global smartphone shipments reached 334.9 million units in the first quarter of 2016, up slightly from the 334.3 million units shipped a year earlier, marking the smallest on-year growth on record, according to IDC.
Apple sees iPhone shipments drop in fiscal 2Q16
Newswatch - Apr 28, 10:23
Apple has announced that it posted quarterly revenues of US$50.6 billion and quarterly net income of US$10.5 billion, or US$1.90 per diluted share for the fiscal 2016 second quarter ended March 26. Quarterly iPhone shipments reached 51.1 million units, down 16.5% on year.
PC, handset supply chain makers conservative about prospects for 2016
Apr 27, 11:15
Makers in the PC and handset supply chains in Taiwan are conservative about a business rebound in the second half of 2016 as well as the overall performance for the entire year amid unfavorable business news from the sectors, including layoffs at Intel and declining iPhone shipments.
Inspection service company Sporton posts EPS NT$1.80 for 1Q16
Newswatch - Apr 26, 13:59
Mobile device testing service company Sporton International has reported net profit of NT$160 million (US$4.94 million) for the first quarter of 2016, up 2.87% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.80 for the quarter, down from NT$1.86 of a year earlier.
Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments to drop in 2016
Apr 26, 11:20
Smartphone shipments in Taiwan are expected to drop on year in 2016 as the penetration rate of smartphones in the local market has already reached a rather high level, a market condition which is unlikely to trigger a new wave of replacement demand, according to market sources.
China market: ZTE launches two new smartphones
Newswatch - Apr 21, 16:12
ZTE has announced two new smartphones, the ZTE A910 priced at CNY1,299 (US$201) and the ZTE V7 Max starting at CNY$1,799, according to a China-based tech.163.com report.
China market: LeTV launches 3 new smartphones, to ship15 million smartphones in 2016
Apr 21, 15:30
LeTV has launched three new smartphones, the Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2, at a product launch conference in Beijing, China and said it will expand its operations in markets including India, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the US, hoping overseas sales to ramp its overall smartphone shipments to...
Vendors to release 2-in-1s with stylus in 3Q16
Apr 21, 14:45
Rising demand for 2-in-1 devices has increased the adoption of stylus support by brand vendors. In addition to Microsoft and Apple, Huawei, Acer, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell and Asustek Computer are also planning to release 2-in-1 devices with a stylus for the third quarter.
China white-box players eye VR, robot business opportunities
Apr 21, 14:08
With virtual reality (VR) becoming a hot topic in the IT industry, China-based white-box players have been aggressively releasing inexpensive head-worn VR devices and home-care robots, and even formed a supply chain ecosystem specifically for VR products. Currently, the retail channel in Shenzhen is...
Handset supply chains in Taiwan, China face inventory losses
Apr 21, 11:25
Makers in the handset supply chains in Taiwan and China are becoming more conservative about building up inventories for parts and components due to intensifying competition in the China market as a result of the release of the iPhone SE, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.
China handset suppliers still ramping feature phone shipments
Apr 19, 12:05
Some China-based handset suppliers are still ramping sales of feature phones at lower prices to emerging markets where demand for such devices remains strong due to insufficient next-generation mobile communication networks and lower purchasing power, according to trade sources.
Huawei Technologies aims to ship 140 million smartphones in 2016
Apr 13, 15:34
Huawei Technologies aims to ship 140 million smartphones worldwide in 2016, 44% of which will be mid-range and high-end models. The company aims at revenues of US$30 billion in 2016 for its Consumer Business Group consisting of smartphones, tablets and consumer networking/communication devices.
Taiwan market: Oppo to launch R9
Apr 13, 11:58
China-based smartphone vendor Oppo will launch the R9, an Android 5.1 selfie smartphone, in the Taiwan market at a contract-free retail price of NT$14,990 (US$460) on May 1.
Taiwan market: HTC 10 unveiled
Apr 13, 11:56
HTC has unveiled HTC 10, an Android 6.0 flagship smartphone, in Taiwan and will launch it in the local market at a recommended retail price of NT$22,900 (US$702) for the 32GB version and NT$24,900 for the 64GB version on April 15, according to the vendor.
Asustek reports increased March revenues
Apr 11, 12:53
IT vendor Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$48.57 billion (US$1.48 billion) for March, rising 37.23% on month and 15.30% on year. Its January-March consolidated revenues totaled NT$119.254 billion, falling 10.11% sequentially but growing 6.58% on year.
Taiwan market: iPhone SE launches
Apr 8, 15:54
Apple on April 7 launched the 4-inch iPhone SE in the Taiwan market, with a 16GB version for sale at NT$15,500 (US$473) and 64GB model at NT$19,500, according to sources from the local retail channels.
iPhone SE is 3 iPhone generations rolled into 1, IHS teardown reveals
Apr 7, 21:16
A preliminary estimate by IHS and its teardown and cost benchmarking service shows that the iPhone SE smartphone costs about US$160 to build. The US version of an entry-level iPhone SE with 16GB of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$156.20, which rises to US$160.00 when the manufacturing...
HTC March revenues drop on month and on year
Stockwatch - Apr 6, 21:42
High Tech Computer (HTC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.14 billion (US$127.57 million) for March 2016, representing a 1.34% drop on month and 79.3% drop on year.
HTC teams up with London-based Harrods to promote HTC Vive
Apr 6, 21:39
HTC has announced that it will team up with Harrods to establish an HTC Vive experience zone at its flagship department store in London, offering customers the ability to get hands-on demonstrations and to pre-order the VR device.
Asustek ZenFone 3 specifications leaked, reports paper
Newswatch - Apr 6, 13:41
Asustek Computer's next-generation smartphone, the ZenFone 3, will feature a metal body, 2.5D screen, USB Type-C interface, fingerprint identification and laser auto focus, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Chip orders from Apple slow, say sources
Mar 31, 10:50
Chip orders from Apple are relatively slow in the second quarter of 2016 compared to those in the same quarter in previous years, according to industry sources.
Xiaomi unveils Mijia brand for non-smartphone products
Mar 30, 15:09
Xiaomi Technology has unveiled a new brand, Mijia, for product lines other than smartphones, according to the company. Xiaomi has sold 18.5 million smart wrist bands, 89.6 million power supplies and one million air purifiers, the company added.
China market: Coolpad revenues down, but profits up in 2015
Newswatch - Mar 25, 16:11
China-based smartphone vendor Coolpad has reported that revenues for the whole group reached HK$14.668 billion (US$1.89 billion) in 2015, decreasing 41.09% from a year earlier. However, net profits grew 353.25% on year to HK$2.311 billion in the year.
Acer splits into 2 major business groups
Mar 25, 12:26
Acer has announced the division of its core and new businesses into two groups. The new structure will address the diverse development needs of IT hardware products versus cloud services, smart devices and e-businesses, allowing for each group the independence to focus within its ecosystem.
Taiwan market: LG launches modular G5
Mar 25, 12:14
LG Electronics has unveiled its G5, an Android 6.0 modular smartphone, in Taiwan at a contract-free retail price of NT$23,900 (US$724) with availability to begin in early April. The Korea-based vendor said it expects to ship 30,000 units of the G5 a month in the Taiwan market.
Intel IDF Shenzhen to promote IoT
Mar 24, 14:59
Intel will host Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Shenzhen, China on April 13, focusing on Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Intel will also unveil its latest business strategies as well as investments and partnerships in China during the event.
HTC to hold product presentation on April 12
Mar 23, 22:03
HTC will hold product presentations in Taipei, New York and London on April 12. The vendor is expected to unveil its new flagship model for 2016, likely named HTC M10, during the event.
15 million 4-inch iPhone SE to ship in 2016
Mar 23, 14:50
Component makers in the iPhone supply chain in Taiwan are mostly conservative about the prospects of the new iPhone SE, expecting total shipments to reach 15 million units in 2016, according sources.
Apple introduces iPhone SE with 4-inch display
Mar 22, 13:54
Apple has introduced the iPhone SE with a 4-inch display, in a compact aluminum design that has been updated with matte-chamfered edges, a color-matched stainless steel Apple logo, and four metallic finishes, including rose gold. The iPhone SE offers performance with the same 64-bit A9 chip offered...