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  • Acer will compete in PC market to the last, says CEO

    IT + CE | 4h 43min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 1Q15 down 35.3% on quarter

    IT + CE | 4h 47min ago

  • Over 60 million iPhone 6s to be shipped in 2Q15, say Taiwan makers

    Mobile + telecom | 4h 51min ago

  • Global handset demand likely to disappoint in 2015, say Taiwan IC design houses

    Bits + chips | 4h 53min ago

  • Silicon Motion to acquire China PCIe SSD firm

    Bits + chips | 4h 56min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers small- to medium-size panels drop over 19% in 1Q15

    Displays | 4h 58min ago

  • CSOT launches new 8.5G fab estimated to bring over US$3 billion a year in revenues

    Displays | 5h ago

  • MediaTek reportedly uses TSMC 20nm process to manufacture 10-core chip solutions

    Bits + chips | 5h 13min ago

  • Policies are more important than facilities for Taiwan to promote art innovation, says Acer founder

    Before Going to Press | 5h 25min ago

  • Acer prefers profitability to PC shipment growth, says founder

    Before Going to Press | 5h 29min ago

  • Tainergy to issue 50 million new shares to raise capital

    Before Going to Press | 5h 35min ago

  • Asustek, Samsung, LG looking to in-house developed operating systems for smart watches, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 5h 37min ago

  • Netronix to deal out 2014 dividend of NT$5.00

    Before Going to Press | 5h 41min ago

  • Taiwan market: Samsung to launch entry-level tablet Galaxy Tab A

    Before Going to Press | 5h 41min ago

  • Silicon Motion to acquire China PCIe SSD firm

    Before Going to Press | 5h 45min ago

  • Largan to deal out 2014 dividend of NT$51.00

    Before Going to Press | 5h 46min ago

  • AUO talks up business strategy in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 5h 46min ago

  • PV system vendors, China and Taiwan makers cooperate to develop PERC Mono Like solar cells

    Before Going to Press | 5h 47min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers small- to medium-size panels drop over 19% in 1Q15

    Before Going to Press | 5h 54min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to rise 14.3% in 2Q15

    Before Going to Press | 5h 55min ago

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Acer showcases range of new products in New York

Apr 24, 15:40

Acer has unveiled more than 40 new products, including smart bracelets, smartphones, tablets, PCs, projectors and cloud application products at a product presentation held in New York recently.

Acer re-launches Predator gaming notebook lineup

Apr 24, 15:34

Acer has resumed its gaming notebook business line and re-launched a series of products under its Predator-sub-brand.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 1Q15 handset shipments down 30.3% sequentially

Apr 23, 20:28

HTC and Taiwan-based ODMs together shipped 17.6 million handsets in the first quarter of 2015, decreasing 30.3% on quarter but increasing 8.4% on year. 16.1 million units were smartphones, slipping 26.3% on quarter but rising 21.7% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Supply chains prepping for increase in 2-in-1 tablet orders from China

Apr 23, 15:26

Supply chains are prepping for an increase in orders for 2-in-1 tablets from China, according to industry sources.

Taiwan makers ship 83 million smartphones in 1Q15, says MIC

Newswatch - Apr 23, 15:03

Shipments of smartphones by Taiwan makers totaled 83.03 million units in the first quarter of 2015, down 27.4% from the previous quarter but up 52.5% from a year earlier period, the government-backed MIC (Market Intelligence and Consulting) has estimated.

Asustek looking to ship 30 million ZenFone smartphones in 2015

Apr 23, 11:00

Asustek Computer has reportedly raised its internal shipment forecast for its ZenFone-series smartphones for 2015 from 25 million units originally to 30 million, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

India market: Xiaomi to launch Xiaomi 4i

Newswatch - Apr 22, 22:27

Xiaomi Technology is expected to introduce its new Xiaomi 4i smartphone at a product presentation to be held in India on April 23. The Xiaomi 4i is powered by a Qualcomm 64-bit 1.65GHz 8-core processor, running Android 5.0.2.

Taiwan market: HTC to introduce mid-range HTC One E9+

Apr 22, 14:56

HTC will introduce a new member to its mid-range product line, the HTC One E9+, into the Taiwan market on April 24.

Asustek has no plans to set up production facilities in India, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 21, 15:59

Asustek Computer has denied a newspaper report that it is considering setting up a manufacturing center in India, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) cited company CFO David Chang as saying.

Taiwan mobile payments ecosystem lacking despite mature NFC supply chain

Apr 21, 14:48

Despite the availability of NFC smartphones, NFC IC cards, card readers and NFC antennas locally, development of a mobile payments ecosystem is still struggling, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments shed 30% sequentially in 1Q15

Apr 20, 12:25

Shipments of smartphones by China-based vendors declined by nearly 30% sequentially to 91.8 million units in the first quarter of 2015 due to sluggish demand both at home and overseas, as well as reduced production affected by the traditional Lunar New Year holidays, according to Digitimes Research.

Japan market: Asustek ZenFone 5 ranks as top-selling model for fifth month, says report

Apr 17, 13:53

Asustek Computer's ZenFone 5 smartphone has been the top-selling model in Japan's SIM-free segment for the fifth consecutive month since its debut in the market in November 2014, according to data compiled by Japan-based market research firm BCN.

Commentary: HTC reveals confusing product positioning strategy

Apr 17, 13:51

HTC has launched three models of its HTC One family, the M9, M9+ and E9+, in less than two months, a speed which seems to be too fast to enable consumers to understand its product positioning and market segmentation strategy.

Smart bracelet, watch vendors cutting prices at HK electronics fair

Apr 16, 14:57

Most smartwatch and smart bracelet vendors at the ongoing Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2015 (Spring Edition) have engaged in price competition in order to win orders on the spot.

Smart bracelets being displayed at HK electronics fair

Apple to equip next iPhone with Force Touch technology

Apr 16, 14:55

Apple is preparing to equip its next iPhone model with Force Touch technology similar to that used in the Apple Watch but is still experimenting where the sensor will be placed, according to touch panel makers in Taiwan.

Next iPhone expected to have Force Touch technology

China market: Intel to strengthen presence in mobile CPU market via ODMs and white-box vendors

Apr 16, 13:46

Intel reportedly will step up its cooperation with ODMs and white-box makers in China to strengthen its presence in China's handset market. Some vendors will launch 3G smartphones built using Intel's quad-core solutions in the third quarter of 2015 and release 4G LTE models in the fourth quarter, according...

Order visibility for fingerprint sensors, NFC chips extends to 6 months

Apr 15, 22:55

Order visibility for fingerprint sensors and NFC chips has extended to six months as more Android-based smartphone vendors have incorporated mobile payment functionality into their new models, according to industry sources.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge pricier to build, cheaper to buy than comparable Apple iPhone 6 Plus, says IHS

Apr 15, 21:43

The recently released Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the most expensive Galaxy S line smartphone yet built, but has a lower retail price than a comparable iPhone 6 Plus, according to a preliminary estimate by IHS.

Galaxy S6 expected to break 70 million in sales during 2015, says firm

Apr 15, 21:33

Samsung Electronics estimates Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will reach cumulative sales of over 70 million in 2015, according to a new report from DigitalTimes.

Asustek to launch VivoWatch in May

Apr 15, 21:31

Asustek Computer will launch the VivoWatch, an inexpensive P67-waterproof smartwatch specifically for use in sports and health care, in May 2015, according to industry sources.

Samsung Taiwan mobile business head to resign

Apr 15, 15:17

Andy Tu, general manager of Samsung's mobile communication business in Taiwan, will step down at the end of May for personal reasons, Samsung Taiwan has announced.

Andy Tu, general manager of mobile communication, Samsung Taiwan

China market: LeTV unveils One series smartphones

Apr 15, 14:22

China-based video content provider LeTV has unveiled three smartphones, the LeTV One, the One Pro and the One Max, catering to different segments. The company expects sales of its smartphones to reach over one million units in 2015 and over 10 million units in 2016.

LeTV One-lineup smartphones

China market: Video content provider LeTV to unveil smartphones

Apr 14, 15:48

China-based video network operator and LCD TV vendor LeTV is expected to step into the smartphone market by unveiling 2-3 smartphones during a product event in Beijing on April 14, according to sources familiar with the event.

Foxconn engaged in selling second-hand iPhones via subsidiary in China, says report

Apr 14, 15:32

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has been engaged in selling second-hand iPhones via a subsidiary and the company is able to acquire about 50,000-60,000 second-hand iPhones a day through legit channels worldwide, 80% of which are sold through stores in Hong Kong and then enter into...

China market: Xiaomi to rely more on Leadcore for supply of chipset solutions, says report

Apr 14, 15:12

Xiaomi Technology is likely to rely more on China-based Leadcore Technology for the supply of low-cost chipset solutions for the production of entry-level LTE smartphones as a means to ramp up its shipments in 2015, according to a China-based OFweek.com report.

Samsung will not release flexible tablet products in 2015, says report

Apr 14, 14:13

Samsung Electronics is expected to hold off from releasing flexible tablet products sized 7-inch and above in 2015 and instead will focus its efforts on flexible smartphone units, according to a new report from Korea-based inews24.

China expected to lead in using 4G Small Cell, says SerComm CEO

Apr 13, 22:28

Among all countries, China is expected to take the lead in applying FDD LTE or TD-LTE (4G) Small Cell devices, for China Mobile has offered TD-LTE Small Cell devices for sale to its TD-LTE subscribers at its retail chain stores, according to president and CEO James Wang for Taiwan-based networking/communications...

TD-LTE Small Cell devices produced by SerComm

Commentary: Samsung adoption of Microsoft apps could be ill-fated

Apr 13, 22:16

Samsung Electronics has announced that its mobile devices including smartphones and tablets will come with built-in Microsoft apps, a move which appears aimed at stemming its falling share in the global smartphone market, while breaking away from Google's control over Android.

Foxconn 1Q15 revenues surpass NT$1 trillion mark

Stockwatch - Apr 13, 10:41

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported revenues of NT$338.29 billion (US$10.83 billion) for March, up 20.8% on month and 9.9% on year.

Asustek reports revenues for March 2015

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:58

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$42.128 billion (US$1.35 billion) for March 2015, representing a 21.09% increase on month but a 0.3% drop on year.

Synnex March revenues down on year

Apr 10, 15:45

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.08 billion (US$894 million) for March, increasing 59.2% on month and but decreasing 6.5% on year.

Component supplies for Galaxy S6 devices getting tight, say sources

Apr 10, 15:06

Samsung Electronics is adjusting the production at the supply chain for its Galaxy S6 devices due to strong demand for the new smartphones, according to sources at the handset supply chain in Taiwan.

Digitimes Research: Lenovo smartphone shipments reach only 8-9 million units in 1Q15

Apr 10, 14:46

Lenovo's smartphone shipments in first-quarter 2015 reached only 8-9 million units, lower than the volume that Digitimes Research had previously estimated and about the same as the level a year ago due to high inventory built up during the fourth quarter of 2014. Lenovo brand image is relatively weak...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft new Windows 8.1 licensing subsidies to boost notebook ASPs, but may see limited demand

Apr 10, 11:35

Microsoft launched its latest Windows licensing fee subsidy program for Windows 8.1 in March which expanded the coverage of notebook models, adjusted subsidies, canceled the previous project's US$249 end-price ceiling, and made eMMC a standard specification for entry-level products, according to Digitimes...

Compal ships 3.6 million notebooks in March

Apr 10, 11:13

Compal Electronics shipped 3.6 million notebooks in March, and consequently 9.3 million units in the first quarter of 2015, according to the company.

China-based Transsion, Tinno score points in tapping overseas smartphone markets

Apr 9, 20:26

China-base smartphone vendors Transsion Holdings and Tinno Mobile Technology have achieved significant marketing success in Africa and France, respectively, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

China market: Xiaomi reports over CNY2 billion in anniverary sales

Apr 9, 14:35

Xiaomi Technology has announced that promotional sales on April 8 to mark the company's fifth anniversary reached CNY2.08 billion (US$335.1 million), higher than the CNY1.5 billion recorded a year earlier.

Taiwan market: HTC ranks as top smartphone vendor in 2014, says IDC

Apr 8, 22:06

HTC ranked as the number one smartphone vendor in the Taiwan market in 2014, followed by Samsung Electronics, Asustek Computer, Apple and Sony Mobile Communications, according to IDC.

Xiaomi aims to sell 2 million smartphones to mark 5-year anniversary

Newswatch - Apr 7, 22:18

Xiaomi Technology aims to sell two million smartphones to mark its five-year anniversary on April 8, one day after Asustek Computer began to market its ZenFone 2 smartphones in China, according to industry sources.

TCL expects smartphone revenues to expand 30% in 2015

Apr 7, 22:15

TCL expects its smartphone revenues to grow 30% on year in 2015, during which it will also begin to push sales of its smartphones in India and Brazil, according to company chairman Li Dongsheng.

Huawei Ascend P8 specs revealed

Apr 7, 15:18

China-based Huawei's new flagship smartphone the Huawei Ascend P8 will come with a 5.2-inch Full HD display, HiSilicon's 8-core Kirin 930 CPU and 13-megapixel camera, with 3GB RAM/32GB ROM, according to data available at China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

HTC March revenues up sharply; 1Q15 revenues meet guidance

Apr 7, 14:20

HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.02 billion (US$647.16 million) for March, up 117.02% sequentially and 23.41% on year, powered by strong sales of its new flagship model the HTC One M9.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments drop over 30% sequentially in 1Q15 as small regional vendors suffer

Apr 2, 15:19

China's smartphone shipments are expected to have dropped over 30% sequentially in the first quarter due to decreased export shipment. China's first- and second-tier brand vendors were still digesting inventories for the domestic market from the previous quarter and China's small regional brand vendors...

Samsung sees 15% of management resign in 2014, says report

Apr 2, 14:08

In 2014 approximately 15% of management staff at Samsung Electronics resigned following lower-than-expected smartphone sales at the company, most notably during the third quarter of the year, according to statistics presented by Korea-based Yonhap News.

Digitimes Research: Lenovo to ship less than 10 million smartphones in 1Q15

Apr 2, 14:02

Lenovo is expected to ship less than 10 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2015 due to high inventories left over from the previous quarter as well as its marketing strategy and pricing for Lenovo- and Motorola-brand products, according to Digitimes Research.

Asustek ZenFone 2 pre-orders to reach 1 million units in China, says media

Apr 2, 13:34

Pre-orders for Asustek Computer's ZenFone 2 smartphones in China are expected to reach one million units in the two weeks prior to the official launch set on April 7, according to media reports in China.

HTC to unveil new HTC One family products in April in Beijing

Newswatch - Mar 31, 22:02

HTC is likely to unveil two new models of its flagship HTC One M9 family products, the HTC One M9 Plus and HTC One E9 Plus, at a product presentation to be held in Beijing on April 8, according to industry sources.

China market: Xiaomi unveils 5 new products

Mar 31, 21:56

Xiaomi Technology has unveiled five new products to celebrate its five-year anniversary. The new products include a pink edition Xiaomi Note, Hongmi 2A, Xiaomi 2 TV, Xiaomi scale and Xiaomi power supply adapter.

Xiaomi scale

Lenovo plans to launch smartphones in Japan, says paper

Mar 31, 13:53

Lenovo plans to launch its smartphones in the Japan market starting 2015, according to a Japan-based Nikkei News report, citing sources at Lenovo Japan.

Sony Mobile aims to ship 38 million smartphones in FY2015, say sources

Mar 31, 11:33

Sony Mobile Communications aims to ship 38 million smartphones in fiscal 2015 (April 2015-March 2016), down slightly from 39.2 million units shipped in the previous fiscal year, according to sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain.

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