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Digitimes Research: China smartphone industry enjoys shipment growth in 3Q16 thanks to overseas demand

Dec 9, 16:08

Subsidies provided by China's top-3 telecom carriers led by China Mobile to encourage 2G and 3G service users to switch to 4G services continued to push China's mid-range and inexpensive 4G smartphone sales and shipments in the third quarter.

Acer revenues drop 2.8% on year in November

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 15:42

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.725 billion (US$714.35 million) for November 2016, representing a 13.07% increase on month and 2.8% drop on year.

Oppo to begin selling smartphones in US by year-end

Dec 9, 14:08

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo will begin to market its smartphones in the US as it aims to further ramp its shipments in overseas markets, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: LG offers upgrades to Android 7.0 for LG G5

Dec 9, 12:21

As Google is planning to officially release Android 7.0 OS at the end of 2016, LG Electronics has taken the initiative to announce the availability of upgrades to the latest version of Android for its LG G5, a 5.3-inch smartphone, in the Taiwan market.

Acer Starbreeze, HTC take part in global VR association, GVRA

Dec 9, 11:46

HTC and Acer Starbreeze have joined Google, Oculus, Samsung Electronics and Sony Interactive Entertainment to establish a non-profit organization, the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), aiming to develop and share best practices for the VR industry.

Taiwan market: Oppo launches R9s

Dec 8, 13:48

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo has launched its R9s smartphone in the Taiwan market, targeting the mid-range segment with a price tag of NT$14,990 (US$473) unlocked.

Russia market: Xiaomi smartphones getting popular

Dec 8, 11:43

Sales of Xiaomi Technology's smartphones in Russia are gaining momentum, according to media reports in China. Xiaomi's smartphones are currently the sixth most popular mobile device used on Russia's subway Wi-Fi networks compared to the 24th position a year earlier.

Synnex Technology November revenues up on month, down on year

Dec 7, 14:00

IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on December 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$30.755 billion (US$967 million) for November, growing 9.77% on month but inching down 0.98% on year.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ODM smartphone shipments to decline in 4Q16

Dec 7, 11:26

Combined smartphone shipments by Taiwan-based brand handset vendors and ODMs will reach 13.82 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, up 11.8% sequentially but down 23% on year, according to data compiled by Digitimes Research.

HTC sees revenues continue to drop in November

Dec 6, 21:03

HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.67 billion (US$240.68 million) for November, down 6.13% on month and 25.42% on year. Accumulated 2016 revenues through November totaled NT$71.76 billion, decreasing 37.69% from a year earlier.

Taiwan market: Mitac launches smart wrist band

Dec 2, 16:13

GPS navigation device vendor Mitac International has launched MiVia Essential 350, a smart wrist band, in the Taiwan market for sale at NT$3,990 (US$125).

Global 4G smartphone shipments to top 1 billion units in 2016, says IDC

Dec 2, 11:10

Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to reach 1.45 billion units with an on-year growth rate of 0.6% in 2016, according to IDC. Although growth remains positive, it is down significantly from the 10.4% growth in 2015.

Falling smartphone IC ASPs discouraging device vendors from developing chips in-house

Dec 1, 15:09

Device vendors including Xiaomi, LG Electronics and Sony have all expressed their intention to develop smartphone chips in-house. Nevertheless, the average selling price for smartphone SoCs has been trending down, while the cost of developing advanced chips using 10nm and below process technologies...

Apple reportedly begins to reduce orders for iPhone 7, say sources

Dec 1, 11:37

Apple reportedly has begun to reduce orders for iPhone 7s as initial sales momentum has started fading, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.

Taiwan market: Lenovo unveils Moto Z, Moto Z Play

Nov 30, 21:48

Lenovo has announced that it will cooperate with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Senao International to promote two of its smartphones, the Moto Z and Moto Z Play, in the Taiwan market in mid-December.

Lenovo introducing the Moto Z devices

Leading China smartphone vendors reportedly to form consortium to secure AMOLED supply, say reports

Nov 30, 21:46

First-tier China-based smartphone vendors Huawei Technologies, Oppo, Vivo and BBK, due to concerns that Apple may monopolize supplies of smartphone-use AMOLED panels from Samsung Display and Japan-based makers in the future, will cooperate with China-based flexible panel maker Royole to form a consortium...

HTC overall sales to remain stagnant in 2017

Nov 30, 15:31

Overall sales at HTC are expected to remain stagnant in 2017 as its smartphone shipments are likely to remain slow, while it is having difficulty significantly ramping up shipments of the HTC Vive, according to industry sources.

Foxconn to distribute high year-end bonus to employees in Taiwan

Newswatch - Nov 30, 11:13

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) plans to distribute a total of 126 million shares to about 7,500 employees working in Taiwan as year-end bonuses. The shares will have a market value of NT$10.294 billion (US$324 million) based on the company's closing stock price of NT$81.30 during...

Taiwan market: Huawei introduces Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro

Newswatch - Nov 29, 22:05

Huawei has unveiled its latest flagship smartphones, the Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro, in the Taiwan market, with the Mate 9 to be available at NT$22,900 (US$719) early December and the Mate 9 Pro at NT$26,900 in mid or late December.

Taiwan market: Samsung appoints new head for mobile business unit

Nov 29, 15:53

Samsung Taiwan has announced the promotion of Randy Lee to serve as deputy general manager of its mobile communications business unit. Lee will be responsible for marketing of Samsung's mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and wearable devices in the local market.

Taiwan market: Seiko Epson launches Epson Pulsense PS-100

Nov 29, 11:09

Seiko Epson has launched Epson Pulsense PS-100, a wrist band for 24-hour monitoring of heart rates and activities, in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$3,990 (US$125), according to Epson Taiwan Technology & Trading.

China vendors to continue to serve as major players in global smartphone market in 2017

Nov 28, 22:40

China-based smartphone vendors will continue to be the major players in the global smartphone market in 2017, with Huawei, Oppo and Vivo to take the third, fourth and fifth positions in the vendor's rankings in the year, according to Digitimes Research.

Pegatron ready for trial production of Surface Phone, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 28, 12:38

Taiwan-based ODM Pegatron, which has been working with Microsoft to produce Surface devices, is ready to begin trial production of Surface Phone, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Medical PC solution provider Onyx Healthcare to debut on OTC market

Nov 25, 15:10

Taiwan-based medical PC solution provider Onyx Healthcare, an associated company of Asustek Computer, will debut on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market on December 21.

Commentary: Can HTC build a VR ecosystem in China?

Nov 25, 12:29

HTC has exerted efforts to help China build up its VR industry in order to establish an ecosystem that will enable it to maintain its leading market position in the VR segment, but it remains to be seen whether HTC's efforts will bear fruit.

Global 2nd-hand handset sales to grow fast, says IDC

Nov 25, 10:11

Global sales of second-hand handsets will increase from 81.3 million units in 2015 to 223 million units in 2020 at a CAGR of 22.3%, according to IDC.

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments up slightly in October

Newswatch - Nov 24, 15:56

A total of 722,000 smartphones were sold in the Taiwan market in October, increasing 5% from the previous month, according to data compiled by local retail channels.

Global smartphone shipments to grow 4.5% in 2017, says TrendForce

Newswatch - Nov 24, 15:23

Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow 4.5% on year to reach 1.4 billion units in 2017, according to market research firm TrendForce.

HTC denies rumors of selling its smartphone business

Newswatch - Nov 24, 13:44

HTC has rejected market rumors saying that it plans to sell its struggling smartphone unit to China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology.

Financially-troubled LeEco begins payment for accounts receivable, says Compal

Nov 24, 11:06

Compal Electronics, in response to media reports that its client LeEco has run into financial difficulties, has disclosed it has already started receiving payments from the China vendor since mid-November under a scheme both sides have agreed on.

Apple to add 10.5-inch models to iPad series in 2017, say Taiwan makers

Nov 24, 10:51

Apple, in addition to existing 7.9-inch iPad mini, 9.7-inch iPad and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, will launch 10.5-inch iPad in 2017, with production to begin in December, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Apple captures 91% share of global smartphone profits in 3Q16, says Strategy Analytics

Nov 23, 21:36

Apple captured a record share of profits in the global smartphone industry in the third quarter of 2016, according to Strategy Analytics.

Taiwan market: Lenovo to launch Moto Z-series smartphones

Nov 23, 11:28

Lenovo has announced that it will introduce its Moto Z-series smartphones and related accessories, Moto Mods, into the Taiwan market on November 30 - a move, which will mark the reentry of Motorola smartphones into the local market since the brand was acquired by the China-based vendor.

India market: Handset shipments to reach 265 million units in 2016, says firm

Nov 23, 11:27

Shipments of mobile handsets in the India market are expected to reach 265 million units in 2016, with smartphones accounting for 116 million units or 43.8%, according to Cyber Media Research (CMR).

Taiwan market: HTC unveils HTC 10 evo for high-end segment

Nov 23, 11:25

HTC has unveiled a new high-end smartphone, the HTC 10 evo, in the Taiwan market, aiming at ramping up its smartphone business for the fourth quarter of 2016. The company will start taking pre-orders from November 22-30 with the availability beginning in December.

The HTC 10 evo

Digitimes Research: Top-5 vendors, top-3 Taiwan ODMs October notebook shipments down 22%, 12% on month

Nov 22, 22:51

The five largest notebook vendors together shipped 10.19 million Windows units equipped with Intel processors in October, decreasing 22% on month, while the three largest Taiwan-based ODMs had combined shipments in the month slipping 12%, according to Digitimes Research.

Coolpad warns of heavy losses for 2016

Newswatch - Nov 22, 14:09

China-based smartphone vendor Coolpad has warned that it expects to post a net loss of HK$3 billion (US$387.09 million) for 2016, a significant retreat from a net profit of HK$2.325 billion recorded a year earlier.

Foxconn Group to ship over 30 million Luna phones in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 21, 15:03

The Foxconn Group is expected to ship over 30 million Luna-branded smartphones in Korea and Indonesia in 2016, targeting the medium- to high-end segments, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

HTC Vive shipments to lag behind Sony PSVR, Oculus Rift in 2016-2017

Nov 21, 12:39

Shipments of the HTC Vive VR devices will lag behind those of Sony's PSVR and the Oculus Rift in 2016 and 2017 due to its disadvantage in pricing, according to an estimate of industry sources.

Huawei to ramp up its share in global smartphone, notebook and tablet markets in 2017

Nov 21, 11:06

China-based Huawei Technologies is expected to step up its cooperation with Taiwan-based ODMs to ramp up its share in the global smartphone, notebook and tablet markets, according to sources from Taiwan's IT products supply chain.

China market: 500 million smartphones to be shipped in 2016, says Sigmaintell

Nov 18, 15:50

As China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom have offered subsidies for purchasing smartphones to promote 4G subscriptions, 2016 smartphone shipments to the China market are expected to reach about 500 million units, growing 15% on year, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.

HTC cooperates with Shenzhen City Government to foster VR industry

Nov 18, 14:16

HTC has signed a strategic cooperation pact with the city government of Shenzhen, southern China to set up a VR research institute, as well as a CNY10 billion (US$1.47 billion) Shenzhen VR industry fund to foster the development of the VR industry in the metropolitan area.

Senao revenues stay flat in October

Newswatch - Nov 17, 10:54

Smartphone and consumer electronics products distributor Senao International has reported revenues of NT$2.917 billion (US$91.62 million) for October, increasing 0.92% from a year earlier. Accumulated 2016 revenues through October totaled NT$28.37 billion, down 2.74% on year.

India market: Smartphone shipments grow 17.5% in 3Q16, says IDC

Nov 16, 14:20

Smartphone shipments reached 32.3 million units in the India market in the third quarter of 2016, increasing 17.5% over the previous quarter, according to data compiled by IDC.

Inventec expects 2017 hand-held device shipments to grow 17.2-20.7%

Nov 15, 15:44

Invenetec expects its subsidiary Invenetc Appliances to ship 68-70 million hand-held mobile devices in 2017, growing 17.2-20.7% on year, the parent company said at a November 14 investors conference.

Smartphone shipments to grow at single-digit rates through 2020, says IC Insights

Nov 15, 15:35

Total smartphone shipments are forecast to grow by 4% in 2016 to 1.49 billion units after jumping by 13% to 1.43 billion in 2015, according to IC Insights. Moreover, smartphone shipments are forecast to grow by 5% in 2017 reaching 1.565 billion units. Overall, smartphone unit shipments are forecast...

Demand for AMOLED panels from China smartphone vendors rising

Nov 15, 14:34

Supply of AMOLED panels for smartphone applications could be short of demand in 2017 due to increasing purchases from China-based smartphone vendors, according to sources from the handset supply chain in Taiwan.

HTC announces wireless upgrade kit for HTC Vive

Nov 15, 14:32

HTC has announced a tetherless virtual reality (VR) upgrade kit for the HTC Vive. The wireless kit, developed and produced by TPCAST, a HTC's Vive X Accelerator-invested company, enables users of high-end PC VR systems to have a fully untethered experience on current HTC Vive VR devices.

The HTC Vive VR device

Taiwan IC design houses to benefit from strong smartphone shipments by Oppo, Vivo

Nov 14, 14:47

Taiwan-based IC design houses, including MediaTek, FocalTech Systems and Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT), are to see their shipments gain a boost in 2017 due to increasing orders from China-based smartphone vendors, particularly Oppo and Vivo, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments by Taiwan makers lower than expected in 3Q16

Nov 14, 10:28

Shipments of smartphones by Taiwan-based brand vendors and handset ODMs declined 35% on year to 12.36 million units in the third quarter of 2016, according to data compiled by Digitimes Research.

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