Commentary: Xiaomi facing challenge to sustain growth
Nov 21, 12:41
China-based Xiaomi Technology, a smartphone startup of a little over four years, has risen as a technology company with a full range of product lines that has expanded vertically to include tablets, smart TVs, smart routers, smart wearable devices and even parts and components.
Japan-based Murata sees potential in IoT and wearable industries
Nov 21, 12:20
Japan-based component maker Murata Manufacturing has showcased its latest wearable devices at China Hi Tech Fair Elexcon 2014 and is planning to release one stop solutions to assist its clients to enter related markets. Commenting on the wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) industries, the company...
ACX expects revenues to peak in 4Q14
Nov 19, 15:14
Advanced Ceramic X (ACX), a Taiwan-based manufacturer of multi-layer ceramic devices and LTCC (low-temperature co-fired ceramic) modules for wireless communications, expects its fourth-quarter revenues to reach its highest quarterly level for 2014.
Moto 360 leads first wave of Android Wear devices, says Canalys
Nov 19, 13:58
Nearly five million smart and basic wearable bands shipped in the third quarter of 2014, with total unit shipments increasing 37% quarter on quarter as Android Wear made its mark for the first time, according to Canalys. Motorola Mobility's Moto 360 was by far the most successful of the initial Android...
Wearables market up 40% in 3Q14, says firm
Nov 19, 13:56
Consumer demand for wearable technology is rising fast, with third-quarter 2014 global shipments totaling 12.7 million units, up 40% from just over nine million units in third-quarter 2013, according to Futuresource Consulting.
Taiwan market: LG launches Wine Smart flip phone
Newswatch - Nov 19, 10:54
LG Electronics has launched its new flip smartphone, the LG Wine Smart, in the Taiwan market with a suggested retail price of NT$7,990 (US$260). LG aims to ship 6,000 units of the LG Wine Smart a month in the local market, according to Jackie Kim, director of mobile business at LG Taiwan.
China market: Samsung adjusts handset distribution channels
Nov 18, 21:59
Samsung Electronics is adjusting its handset distribution channels in China in order to enhance its control over pricing as well as market trends. Samsung has seen its share in China's smartphone sector drop to slightly over 10%, which is comparable to that held by Xiaomi Technology, Coolpad, Lenovo...
Connected things in use will reach 25 billion by 2020, says Gartner
Nov 14, 14:28
Gartner has forecast that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use in 2015, up 30% from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020. The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a powerful force for business transformation, and its disruptive impact will be felt across all industries and all areas of soci...
China-based smartphone vendors bracing for patent complaints, say sources
Nov 14, 12:37
International brands such Nokia, Microsoft and Ericsson, which hold numerous patents related mobile communications, reportedly are likely to take legal action against some China-based smartphone vendors for patent infringement, according to sources in Taiwan's handset supply chain.
Asustek aims at 3rd largest global notebook market share for 2015
Nov 13, 19:15
Asustek Computer expects to ship 20.1 million notebooks (including notebook/tablet hybrid models) in 2014, increasing 6.9% on year, and aims to see 2015 shipments grow over 5% on year to attain the third-largest global market share, the company said at a November 12 investors conference.
CPT expects steady 4G handset panel orders in 4Q14
Nov 13, 15:06
Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) is reportedly seeing increased orders from China handset vendors looking to release new units in the fourth quarter of 2014 going into 2015, which is expected to help CPT's performance maintain stability as well as decrease its inventory through the rest of 2014.
China market: Xiaomi invests in TV content provider
Nov 13, 11:47
Xiaomi Technology has announced it will invest US$10 million in local Internet television company Youku Tudou, aiming to integrate Xiaomi's end devices with Youku Tudou's TV content, according to a China-based sina.com report.
Foxconn sees over 10% sequential revenue growth in October
Nov 11, 16:16
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$469 billion (US$15.35 billion) for October, up 12.89% on month and 22.58% on year, mainly thanks to its strong consumer electronics shipments, while its PC and communication products also achieved steady on-month...
Xiaomi invests in 4G chip development, says sources
Nov 11, 11:58
China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology and China-based IC design house Leadcore Technology have established a joint venture specifically for developing 4G chip solutions, according to sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain.
Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments dip 3.6% on quarter in 3Q14
Nov 11, 11:02
Smartphone shipments in the China market declined 3.1% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as vendors found it hard to stimulate demand for their devices due to a lack of product differentiation, and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were not made available till mid-October, according to Digitimes...
Synnex Technology sees decreased October revenues
Nov 10, 21:30
Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on November 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$27.1 billion (US$893 million) for October, decreasing on month by 20.1% on month and 3.6% on year.
Asustek sees revenues increase in October
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 16:17
Asustek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$46.569 billion (US$1.55 billion) for October 2014, representing a 12.02% increase on month and 12.16% increase on year.
Lenovo to launch low-cost Chromebook in early 2015
Nov 7, 14:27
Lenovo reportedly will launch Chromebook models targeting the sub-US$170 segment in early 2015, a move which will further drag down profits for notebook vendors, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Lenovo 3Q14 device sales hit record
Nov 7, 14:00
Lenovo on November 6 indicated that it sold 35.6 million notebooks, desktops, tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices globally during the second quarter of fiscal 2014 (ended third-quarter 2014), an historical high.
Digitimes Research: Thread to compete with ZigBee ZHA initially
Nov 6, 14:15
Thread, a new networking protocol for household appliances initiated by Google's Nest Labs, looks to compete with the ZHA (ZigBee Home Automation) standard, but there is a possibility for the two technologies to integrate together as they share some basic standards, according to Digitimes Research.
NAND flash controller unlikely the cause of recent iPhone 6 Plus problem
Nov 6, 14:11
Reports claimed recently that some 128GB iPhone 6 Plus users have their devices shut off without warning when downloading apps, with some users stating the phone has issues when more than 700 apps are installed. Triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash memory and controllers are being identified as the cause...
Taiwan market: HTC to continue to be top Android smartphone vendor
Nov 4, 21:54
HTC's sales of smartphones in the Taiwan market in the fourth quarter of 2014 will be better than those recorded in the previous quarter, enabling HTC to continue to serve as the top vendor of Android phones in the local market, according to Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia.
Sony announces increased TV sales
Nov 4, 16:08
Sony has announced that its home entertainment and sound sales increased 7% on year (a 2% increase on a constant currency basis) to JPY282.4 billion (US$2.48 billion). This increase was primarily due to a significant increase in sales of TVs and the favorable impact of foreign exchange rates. Unit...
HTC October revenues drop 5.79% on month
Stockwatch - Nov 4, 12:09
HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.751 billion for October 2014, representing a 5.79% drop on month but 5.04% increase on year.
Foxconn re-joins China e-commerce industry
Nov 4, 00:22
Despite its previous failure in operating an e-commerce business, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has used its system that originally resided on China's e-commerce website T-Mall.com, and copied the model for an independent platform for the business, according to sources from the upstream...