Foxconn chairman expects channel retail business to grow strongly in 1 year
Jun 23, 15:06
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo has told investors that the company has already resumed its channel retail business, but he refused to provide details on the business' current status. However, he believes the business will achieve great results in many markets including...
Asustek, HTC caught up in Tessera patent infringement case in the US
Jun 22, 15:33
Commenting on US-based Tessera Technologies and its subsidiary Invensas filing lawsuits against players such as Broadcom and Avago as well as Asustek Computer and High Tech Computer (HTC) for infringing its semiconductor equipment patents, Asustek said that the company values intellectual property...
Foxconn chairman looks at LeEco ecosystem for possible cooperation
Jun 22, 14:07
Foxconn Electronics chairman Terry Gou and a number of top executives of the EMS giant have recently visited an experience shop of the "LeEco ecosystem" operated by China-based conglomerate LeEco (formerly LeTV) in Shenzhen to tap the possibility of enhancing cooperation between the two companies,...
HTC confirms departure of former CEO
Jun 22, 12:02
HTC has confirmed that its former CEO Peter Chou has left the company. Chou is currently serving as chairman of Hong Kong-based Digital Domain though he is still an honorary consultant to HTC.
Himax provides Quad HD display driver IC for Tango-enabled AR smartphone
Jun 21, 11:12
Himax Technologies has announced its HX8396-A display driver IC has secured the design win in the world's first augmented reality (AR) smartphone, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The Phab 2 Pro is built on Google's Project Tango platform, a new technology that enables location-specific content for AR gaming and...
Asustek becomes largest client of Arima Communications
Jun 17, 10:44
Asustek Computer has accounted for about 40% of Arima Communications' smartphone shipments to become the largest client, followed by LG Electronics with about 20% and Sony Mobile Communications which was the largest client over the past few years, according to industry sources.
Wearable shipments to reach 213.6 million units worldwide in 2020, says IDC
Jun 17, 10:01
Worldwide shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach 101.9 million units by the end of 2016, representing 29% growth over 2015. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, the market for wearable devices will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.3%, culminating...
Asustek cuts 2Q16 revenue guidance due to weak smartphone demand
Jun 14, 14:11
Because of weaker than expected demand in the Asia Pacific market, the smartphone industry is entering a new era of competition and smartphone ASPs are dropping. Asustek Computer has announced it will reduce its revenue target for the second quarter, down from NT$95-100 billion (US$2.93-3.09 billion)...
HTC launches new mid-range smartphone, ties up with Bethesda Softworks
Jun 14, 13:56
HTC has unveiled a new mid-range smartphone, the HTC One S9, which will be available at its exclusive shops in the Taiwan market on June 17 priced at NT$9,990 (US$309) unlocked. The device will be also available at the counters of the top-five telecom operators starting July 1 under package deals.
Asustek sees stable performance in Brazil
Jun 8, 16:32
Asustek Computer CEO Jerry Shen has pointed out that the company is rather cautious about its operations Brazil, which has see high inflation, increasing unemployment and weakening consumption for the past few years.
Worldwide smartphone sales to slow in 2016, says Gartner
Jun 8, 16:21
Gartner expects global smartphone sales twill continue to slow and will no longer grow in double digits. Worldwide smartphone sales are expected to grow 7% in 2016 to reach 1.5 billion units. This is down from 14.4% growth in 2015. In 2020, smartphone sales are on pace to total 1.9 billion units.
Synnex sees increased May revenues
Jun 7, 12:19
IT and consumer electronics distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$27.38 billion (US$840 million) for May, increasing 3.5% on month and 25.0% on year.
HTC May sales performance remains weak
Newswatch - Jun 6, 22:49
HTC has reported revenues of NT$6.75 billion (US$208.44 million) for May, increasing 17.3% sequentially but declining 37.4% from a year earlier.
Worldwide smartphone growth to slow to 3.1% in 2016, says IDC
Jun 3, 14:41
Smartphone shipments are expected to grow 3.1% in 2016, which is a substantial slowdown from the 10.5% growth in 2015 and 27.8% in 2014, according to IDC. The forecast is 2.6pp lower than IDC's previous forecast for 2016 on the basis of the continued slowdown in mature markets and China.
Asustek expected to focus on development of IoT, robots, AR/VR
Jun 3, 12:36
Asustek Computer is expected to shift its development focus to Internet of Things (IoT), robot and virtual /argument reality (VR/AR) products, seeing the motherboard/graphics card and notebook markets continuing to suffer from weakening demand.
MediaTek stepping up development for auto electronics, VR
Jun 3, 10:11
MediaTek's R&D teams have started to work with Europe-based car vendors and worldwide handset firms on the development of the company's product lines targeted at automotive electronics and virtual reality (VR) applications, according to industry sources.
Foxconn integrating Sharp, Nokia marketing efforts
Jun 2, 15:37
Foxconn Electronics has begun to integrate the marketing and sales efforts of Sharp's smartphones and Nokia's feature phones after taking control of the two brands recently, according to industry sources.
HTC to spin off VR business in 3Q16, says paper
Newswatch - Jun 1, 13:10
HTC is expected to spin off its virtual reality (VR) business in the third quarter of 2016 at the earliest, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report, citing company chairperson Cher Wang.
Everyone wants in on virtual reality opportunity
Jun 1, 11:04
If the IT industry has not quite entered the era of virtual reality (VR), most key players at Computex Taipei 2016 are trying to expedite the process. Major technology launches on the first day of Asia's largest tradeshow touched on how VR will be enabled in the upcoming years. ARM staked out the mobile...
Computex looks to take on new identity
May 31, 08:51
This year's Computex Taipei 2016 will mark a turning point for Asia's biggest tradeshow, as Taiwan begins asserting itself as being not only the center of the global ICT supply chain but also as a key partner for building the global technology ecosystem and driving innovation. This new positioning...
Powering the cloud: Intel embraces new identity
May 30, 22:09
The next wave of computing is now beginning to define the IT industry, where the boundaries of computing are expanding as billions of smart and connected devices, new data-rich services and cloud apps fueled by the Internet of Things (IoT) increasingly bring new experiences to our lives. Aligning itself...
China market: Suning setting up VR experimental shops
May 30, 15:35
China-based Suning Commerce Group is currently building the largest VR (virtual reality) experimental platform in China, planning to build as many as 300 VR experimental shops within three months, according to media reports from China, citing the group's chairman Zhang Jingdong.
Taiwan market: Oppo launches R9 Plus smartphone
May 27, 16:21
Oppo has unveiled its latest smartphone, the Oppo R9 Plus, in the Taiwan market with the availability to begin on June 1, priced at NT$16,990 (US$522) unlocked for a 64GB version and NT$18,990 for a 128GB version, according to Oppo Taiwan.
ZTE plans to set up 23 flagship retail stores globally in 2016
May 27, 15:34
China-based telecom equipment vendor ZTE plans to set up 23 flagship retail stores around the world by the end of 2016, 20 in major cities of China and one each in Germany, Russia and Mexico, according to the company's Mobile Device CEO Adam Zeng.
Taiwan market: Smartphone sales slow down in April
Newswatch - May 25, 22:40
Sales of handsets, mostly smartphones, in the Taiwan market totaled 650,000 units in April, decreasing 2.9% from the previous month, according to data compiled by local retail channels.
Huawei to launch Daydream-based smartphones, HMDs
May 23, 15:52
Huawei plans to integrate its Kirin CPU products with Qualcomm's processors to roll out smartphones and head-mounted devices (HMD) supporting Google's Daydream VR (virtual reality) platform before year-end 2016, according to a China-based tech.qq.com report, citing sources from the company.