SPIL to perform better than expected in 1Q14
Mar 10, 14:50
IC testing and packaging company Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) is expected to perform better than its guidance set for the first quarter of 2014 as clients are building up inventories for the upcoming peak season, according to industry sources.
More handset makers joining WP camp
Mar 10, 11:31
Microsoft has successfully lured a number of China- and India-based handset vendors to join the Windows Phone (WP) camp, which may help ramp up the ratio of the WP8 phones in the global smartphone market, according to industry sources.
Synnex Technology February revenues down on month, up on year
Mar 10, 10:49
Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on March 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$23.15 billion (US$764 million) for February, dropping 7.8% on month but growing 19.9% on year.
KYEC February sales up 7%
Mar 7, 15:01
King Yuan Electronics (KYEC), which provides chip probing and final test services for LCD driver ICs and chip components used in mobile devices, has announced consolidated sales for February 2014 increased about 7% from a year earlier to NT$1.11 billion (US$36.8 million).
Foxconn to land 90 million iPhone 6 orders, says paper
Newswatch - Mar 6, 15:14
Foxconn Electronics is expected to land orders for 90 million units of the iPhone 6 from Apple in 2014, the Chinese-language Commercial Times cited data from Citigroup Global Markets as indicating.
MediaTek expected to speed up development of feature chips
Mar 5, 12:39
MediaTek is expected to ramp up investments to develop peripheral chips to enrich smartphones such as wireless charging, NFC, and fingerprint recognition which in return will jack up the price/performance ratio for smartphones, according to industry sources.
HTC sees decreased February revenues
Mar 4, 14:36
HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.23 billion (US$238 million) for February, decreasing 25.29% on month and 36.45% on year.
Taiwan market: Channel retailers unlikely to meet 1Q14 sales goal
Mar 3, 21:37
Taiwan's channel retailers are expected to have difficulties achieving their sales target for the first quarter as back-to-school demand in February was weaker than expected, according to sources from channel retailers in Taiwan. Although they achieved a strong performance in January, estimated weak...
Taiwan market: E-Life Mall to expand retail chain
Mar 3, 15:08
E-Life Mall, an IT and consumer electronics retail chain in Taiwan, will expand around Taiwan in 2014, with the number of general stores to increase from 330 currently to 350 and digital experience stores from 16 to 20 by the end of the year, according to the company.
MWC 2014: Qualcomm optimistic about 4G smartphone market
Feb 27, 11:41
The release of 4G TD-LTE licenses by the China government at the end of 2013 triggered the competition in the 4G smartphone segment, and 4G models with a price tag of CNY1,000 (US$163) are likely to hit the market soon, according to Alex Katouzian, senior vice president of product management at Qual...
MWC 2014: BlackBerry unveils Z3, Q20 smartphones
Feb 26, 13:54
BlackBerry has unveiled two new smartphones, the BlackBerry Z3 and BlackBerry Q20, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014. The Z3 packs a 5-inch touchscreen and target markets in Southeast Asia as well as the US.
Taiwan market: FET launches 4 own-brand smartphones
Feb 25, 21:06
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, on February 25 unveiled the Smart 401, Smart 402, Smart 501 and Smart 502, for immediate contract-bundled sale.
Is a US$25 smartphone possible?
Feb 25, 15:31
Mobile World Congress (MWC) kicked off with a bang, with Mozilla announcing a US$25 smartphone built around a turnkey solution that features silicon from China-based Spreadtrum and software from Firefox.
MWC 2014: Huawei ushers in new LTE devices
Feb 25, 15:14
China-based vendor Huawei is showcasing an array of LTE-enable devices at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, including a 4.5-inch smartphone, 8-inch tablet, , 7-inch tablet/smartphone hybrid, and a smart bracelet equipped with a.4-inch flexible OLED screen.
MWC 2014: Samsung unveils new flagship smartphone Galaxy S5
Feb 25, 14:08
Samsung Electronics has unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, highlighting a fingerprint reader, heart rate monitor, and water- and dust-resistant capabilities.
MWC 2014: One market focus will be Atom and LTE combo for Intel
Feb 24, 22:01
At an Intel news conference for Mobile World Congress (MWC), Intel president Renee James introduced two Intel Atom processors, an LTE-Advanced communications platform, and announced multiyear agreements with Lenovo, Asustek Computer and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to expand the...
Mozilla announces future plans for Firefox OS
Feb 24, 15:27
Mozilla has demonstrated its Firefox OS open mobile ecosystem at a press event on the eve of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The event introduced seven new commercial Firefox OS devices and highlighted advancements and partnerships that will enable the platform to scale up in 2014.
Acer aims to ship 10 million smartphones in 2014
Feb 24, 10:41
Acer is optimistic about smartphone sales in 2014 and has upward adjusted target shipments from five million to 10 million units, 6.67 times the 1.5 million units shipped in 2013, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Sporton posts EPS of NT$5.25 for 2013
Feb 21, 15:05
Taiwan-based Sporton International, which provides mobile device testing and certification services, has reported net profits of NT$432 million (US$14.2 million) on consolidated sales of NT$2.3 billion for 2013. EPS for the year came to NT$5.25.
FET to procure 2.5 million handsets in 2014
Feb 21, 14:38
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, will procure 2.5 million handsets of which most will be smartphones, as well as 360,000 tablets in 2014 for contract-bundled sale, according to the company.
Asustek to suspend dual-OS notebook project, says paper
Newswatch - Feb 21, 11:09
Asustek Computer is likely to be forced to give up plans to launch its dual-OS notebook, the Transformer Book Duet TD300, due to resistance from Google, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Taiwan market: Xiaomi to launch flagship smartphone MI3
Feb 20, 21:38
China-based vendor Xiaomi Technology will launch MI3, its flagship smartphone, in the Taiwan market for online sale beginning February 26 at a contract-free retail price of NT$9,999 (US$330) as well as for contract-bundled sale by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) beginning...
TPK rumored to enter iWatch supply chain
Feb 19, 14:14
Rumors are spreading in the market that Taiwan-based touch panel maker TPK has entered the supply chain for iWatch, the reported name of a smartwatch Apple is expected to release in 2014.
Smartphone vendors to showcase new flagship models at MWC 2014
Feb 18, 12:21
Most leading smartphone vendors including Samsung Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications, LG Electronics and HTC will showcase their new flagship smartphones or new models at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, according to industry watchers.
Asustek Computer expects 3rd-largest global notebook market share in 4Q14
Feb 17, 10:28
As some competitors have withdrawn from the market or seen decreasing business operations, Asustek Computer expects its global notebook market share to continually rise to the third largest in the fourth quarter of 2014, CEO Jerry Shen said at an investors conference on February 14.
Android smartphone shipments just shy of 800 million in 2013, says IDC
Feb 14, 16:18
The smartphone market passed an important milestone in 2013 when worldwide shipments surpassed the one billion mark for the first time, driven by continued momentum from Android and iOS. According to IDC, Android and iOS accounted for 95.7% of all smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013,...
LinkTel launches Skype smartphone
Feb 13, 16:05
LinkTel, a wholly owned subsidiary of PChome Online to operate Skype services in Taiwan, on February 11 unveiled an Android 4.2 smartphone specifically for Skype communications, for immediate global launch through PChome Online's Taiwan, US and global online shopping websites.