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  • Gamania posts 1H15 net EPS of NT$2.28

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  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments to remain flat in 2H15

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  • Aces Electronics adjusts model of cooperation with MEC Imex

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  • Canon hiking automation of digital camera production, says Nikkei News

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  • Acer reportedly lands orders for servers from TSMC

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  • VIS looks to 9-14% revenue drop in 3Q15

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Inspection service company Sporton posts revenue growth in July

Aug 4, 14:57

Taiwan-based Sporton International, which provides mobile device testing and certification services, has announced consolidated revenues for July 2015 increased 1.1% sequentially and 7.4% on year to NT$280 million (US$8.8 million).

Taiwan market: Acer sees strong sales at TCAS

Aug 4, 14:12

Acer has achieved better-than-expected results during the Taiwan Computer Application Show (TCAS) 2015 in Taipei, recording a sales growth of 40% compared to 2014. The results may give the firm a chance to achieve sequential revenue growth of 30% in the Taiwan market in the third quarter.

iPhone 5c successor to feature FinFET chips, say sources

Aug 4, 14:02

Apple is not expected to launch a successor to the iPhone 5c this year, but will instead introduce its next-generation budget smartphones in second-quarter 2016 with the devices coming with 14/16nm FinFET chips, according to sources from the semiconductor industry.

Sony Mobile to have Arima, FIH produce mid-range smartphones

Aug 3, 15:17

Sony Mobile Communications will have Taiwan-based ODMs Arima Communications and FIH Mobile produce mid-range smartphone models Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 respectively, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Xiaomi and Huawei devices account for nearly 3rd of smartphones shipped in China in 2Q15, says Canalys

Aug 3, 14:48

Xiaomi regained its crown as the largest smartphone vendor in China with 15.9% market share in the second quarter of 2015, while Huawei saw its shipments rise 48% sequentially, the fastest growing vendor in the top-10, according to Canalys. Huawei's 15.7% share leaves a very slim lead for Xiaomi.

Taiwan market: Samsung launches new Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, Galaxy Grand Prime

Jul 31, 12:00

Samsung Electronics has launched upgrade versions of its entry-level smartphone the Galaxy Grand Prime and the entry-level tablet the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 LTE in the Taiwan market, aiming to further ramp up its share in the local mobile device market.

Global smartphone shipments growth slows to 15% in 2Q15, says Strategy Analytics

Newswatch - Jul 31, 11:10

Global smartphone shipments grew 15% on year to reach 339.5 million units in the second quarter of 2015, which was the industry's slowest growth for six years, according to Strategy Analytics.

Motorola launches 3 smartphones

Jul 30, 11:43

Motorola has unveiled three smartphones, the Moto X Style, Moto X Play and Moto G, simultaneously in New York, London and Sao Paulo.

HTC to make investment in VR application provider WEVR

Jul 30, 10:43

HTC plans to take up 1.73 million shares, or a 15% stake, in virtual reality (VR) application provider WEVR for US$10 million, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

China Internet service company plans to invest in HTC, claims report

Jul 29, 15:46

China-based Internet security service company Qihoo 360 plans to acquire up to 31.5% share of Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC, according to a China-based it.sohu.com report, citing sources at international securities investment houses. However, HTC has denied the report.

Taiwan market: Xiaomi to focus on mid-range to high-end smartphones

Jul 29, 15:10

Xiaomi Technology has adjusted its marketing strategy to promote its smartphones in Taiwan, shifting its focus to mid-range and high-end smartphones instead of low-priced models in the local market, according to company sales director Henman Lee.

Xiaomi sales director Henman Lee

China market: Meizu to start marketing fast mobile chargers, says report

Newswatch - Jul 29, 11:03

China-based smartphone vendor Meizu will start marketing its fast mobile charger, the Meizu Power Bank, at the end of July, priced at CNY149 (US$24). The fast charger supports MaxCharge technology, as well as two-way charging, according to a China-based tech.qq.com.

Taiwan market: Samsung launches Galaxy J7

Jul 28, 15:28

Samsung Electronics has launched its Galaxy J7 smartphone in the Taiwan market, targeting the entry-level to mid-range segment. The Galaxy J7 will be available at NT$7,990 (US$253) starting in August.

Taiwan supply chain makers expect ODM orders for Windows 10 smartphones

Jul 27, 19:59

Microsoft, having closed Nokia's factories and dismissed Nokia R&D staffs, is unlikely to invest much in own-brand Windows 10 smartphones and instead may partner with vendors to launch Windows 10 smartphones, with Taiwan-based supply chain makers expected to receive ODM orders from these vendors,...

Worldwide smartphone market posts 11.6% increase in 2Q15, says IDC

Jul 27, 19:48

Vendors shipped a total of 337.2 million smartphones worldwide in the second quarter of 2015, up 11.6% from the 302.1 million units shipped a year ago, according to IDC.

China produces over 760 million handsets in 1H15, says MIIT

Jul 27, 14:22

China-based makers produced 761.788 million handsets in total during the first half of 2015, decreasing 4.5% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Commentary: Who will Nokia count on for its reentry bid to the smartphone market?

Jul 27, 14:10

It is no longer a speculation that Nokia will be back to the smartphone market, and consumers are likely to catch sight of Nokia-brand smartphones once again in 2016 at the earliest. But it remains to be seen which handset ODM will be the new production partner for Nokia.

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments by China vendors grow at moderate pace in 2Q15

Jul 27, 12:56

Smartphone shipments by China-based handset vendors totaled 114.3 million units in the second quarter of 2015, up 18.4% sequentially and 7.4% on year, according to the latest data compiled by Digitimes Research.

China makers gain upper hand over Taiwan rivals in IoT orders

Jul 24, 12:07

Many Silicon Valley-based startups have chosen makers in Shenzhen, China, instead of Taiwan-based ODMs, for production of hardware devices for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, according to sources in Taiwan's notebook supply chain.

Broadband consumption being driven by mobile devices, says firm

Jul 24, 11:24

Broadband consumption is being driven by the proliferation of smartphones, which is at 37% global personal penetration, and tablet devices, with a global household penetration of 26%. This rapid growth in demand is being fueled by a growing range of functionality and services, according to Futuresource...

Taiwan market: Xiaomi launches Mi Note 64GB

Jul 24, 10:52

Xiaomi Technology has launched its Mi Note 64GB version in the Taiwan market in cooperation with Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET).

Xiaomi Mi Note

Asustek, Taiwan ODMs benefit from growing demand for inexpensive smartphones in Japan

Jul 24, 10:46

There is increasing demand for inexpensive SIM-free smartphones in the Japan market and consequently ZenFone series models launched by Taiwan-based vendor Asustek Computer have been in booming sale and Japan-based smartphone vendors including Sony Mobile Communications, Sharp, Fujitsu and Kyocera have...

Taiwan market: HTC releases HTC One E9 dual sim

Jul 24, 10:44

HTC has added a new member to its HTC One family lineup, the HTC One E9 dual sim, in the Taiwan market. The new model will take on Samsung Electronics' newly released Galaxy A8 and Xiaomi Technology's Mi Note 64GB in the local market.

The HTC Vive

Digitimes Research: Adoption of Wi-Fi by Apple Watch, Android Wear to encourage other vendors to follow suit

Jul 23, 09:56

The adoption of Wi-Fi technology by Apple Watch and Android Wear devices are expected to motivate other smartwatch and wearable device vendors to follow suit, according to Digitimes Research.

Huawei Device ships 48.2 million smartphones in 1H15

Jul 22, 15:18

China-based handset vendor Huawei Device, a subsidiary of Huawei Technologies, has reported that it shipped 48.2 million units in the first half of 2015, up 39% on year.

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm to cooperate with Microsoft, Allwinner for entry-level mobile device market

Jul 22, 10:55

Qualcomm aims to ramp up its penetration in the entry-level mobile device market by cooperating with Microsoft to launch low-cost Windows Mobile 10 products, while also cooperating with Allwinner Technology to launch 3G/4G solutions for connected tablets, according to Digitimes Research.

India market: Intex to launch Sailfish OS-based smartphones

Jul 21, 21:54

India-based handset vendor Intex will cooperate with Jolla to launch Sailfish OS 2.0-based smartphones for sale in India and other emerging markets, according to industry sources.

Taiwan IT industries facing challenges from China supply chains, says MOEA

Jul 21, 16:00

A number of Taiwan's IT related industries, including IC design, LCD panel (touchscreen), camera module, battery and chassis, are facing severe challenges from the supply chain makers in China, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has warned.

Huawei Technologies revenues up 30% on year in 1H15

Jul 21, 11:53

China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has reported revenues of CNY175.9 billion (US$28.16 billion) for the first half of 2015, increasing 30% from a year earlier.

Global smartphone shipments grow 1.9% on quarter in 2Q15, says TrendForce

Newswatch - Jul 21, 10:53

Global smartphone shipments grew 1.9% sequentially to 304 million units in the second quarter of 2015, according to TrendForce.

Synaptics announces panel driver IC solutions for mobile devices

Jul 20, 15:07

Synaptics has announced sampling of ClearPad 4300, its second-generation touch and display driver integration (TDDI) product, and a lineup of four new display driver IC solutions which provide support for panel resolutions ranging from HD, FHD, WQHD to UHD.

Global dual-SIM smartphone sales to grow to 514 million units in 2016, says Strategy Analytics

Newswatch - Jul 20, 10:06

Global dual-SIM smartphone sales will grow 19% from 431 million units in 2015 to 514 million in 2016. Almost one in three of the 1.6 billion smartphones sold globally in 2016 will be dual-SIM models, according to data compiled by Strategy Analytics.

HTC launches 4 HTC Desire smartphones in the US

Newswatch - Jul 17, 15:49

HTC has launched four new models of its HTC Desire family, the HTC Desire 626, 626s, 526 and 520, in the US targeting the mid-range segment.

Wearable systems give major boost to total IoT sales in 2015, says IC Insights

Jul 17, 15:07

Market revenues associated with network communications, sensing, and control functions in subsystems and objects attached to the Internet of Things (IoT) are forecast to grow 29% in 2015 to US$62.4 billion after increasing 21% in 2014 to about US$48.4 billion, according to IC Insights.

Taiwan market: Samsung to launch Galaxy A8

Jul 16, 11:28

Samsung Electronics plans to unveil its new smartphone, the Galaxy A8, in the Taiwan market on July 21. The Galaxy A8 features a metal body, 5.7-inch AMOLED display, Qualcomm 8-core Snapdragon 615 CPU and a 16-megapixel rear camera.

Microsoft may increase smartphone outsourcing as it closes China plants

Jul 16, 10:21

Microsoft has closed its China-based handset manufacturing plants in Beijing and Dongguang, a move which will pave the way for the company to increase outsourcing of smartphones to Taiwan-based handset ODMs, according to industry sources.

China market: 4G handset shipments soar in 1H15

Jul 15, 21:55

China shipped a total of 237 million handsets in the first half of 2015, rising 7.4% from a year earlier, with shipments of 4G models increasing 381.8% on year to 195 million units, according to data from China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).

Taiwan market: Oppo unveils smartphones R7, R7 Plus

Jul 14, 22:48

China-based vendor Oppo has unveiled its 5-inch R7 and 6-inch R7 Plus smartphone in the Taiwan market. The R7 is available immediately at NT$10,990 (US$355) unlocked, while the R7 Plus will be available in August at NT$15,990.

Oppo launches new phones in Taiwan

Microsoft likely to focus on flagship, business-use smartphones, say sources

Jul 14, 15:28

Microsoft, while initiating a new phase of restructuring of its smartphone subsidiary Microsoft Mobile, is likely to revamp its strategy for smartphones by focusing on high-end and business-use models, while encouraging its partners to produce inexpensive, entry-level models for launch in emerging...

Wearable device orders may not be strong enough to support supply chain growth

Jul 14, 15:14

Although many brand vendors have launched wearable products, orders for wearable devices may not be sufficient to drive growth for related component suppliers. The vendors have many different devices and each of them needs only a small amount of components support, according to sources from the upstream...

Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 5 in mid-August, say sources

Jul 14, 14:17

Samsung Electronics will unveil its new flagship smartphone Galaxy Note 5 in New York on August 12 and launch the model in major markets on August 14, according to sources at Taiwan-based telecom carriers.

Middle East and Africa smartphone market to top 155 million units in 2015, says IDC

Newswatch - Jul 13, 21:14

Middle East and Africa (MEA) smartphone shipments are set to total 155 million units in 2015 after increasing 66% on year to more than 36 million units the first quarter of the year, according to IDC.

Foxconn Vietnam investment plan rejected

Jul 13, 14:59

Investment Promotion Agency under Vinh Phuc Province, northern Vietnam, has rejected a US$200 million investment plan proposed by Taiwan-based EMS provider Foxconn Electronics, according to Vietnam-based Viet Nam News and Thanh Nien Daily.

Foxconn plans to build 10-12 plants in India in 5 years

Jul 13, 14:50

The Foxconn Group plans to establish 10-12 plants to create over one million job opportunities in India before 2020, according to chairman Terry Gou.

Pegatron sees decreased June revenues

Jul 13, 10:45

Pegatron has reported its June consolidated revenues reached NT$70.011 billion (US$2.26 billion), down 0.80% sequentially and 6.45% on year.

Synnex sees increased June revenues

Jul 10, 10:46

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$25.66 billion (US$828 million) for June, increasing 17.2% on month and 3.6% on year.

China ZACEEZ to become largest handset production base worldwide

Jul 10, 10:42

China government-developed Zhengzhou Airport Comprehensive Economic Experimental Zone (ZACEEZ) in northern China has a cluster of nearly 70 handset supply chain makers currently and is set to replace Shenzhen in southern China to become the largest handset production base in the world, according to...

Foxconn reports increased sales for June

Jul 10, 10:19

Foxconn Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$318.56 billion (US$10.27 billion) for June, up 5.62% sequentially and 0.49% on year.

Large-screen smartphone shipments to rise 66% in 2015, says IC Insights

Jul 9, 10:16

Large-screen smartphones, or phablets with displays of five inches or greater, are on track to surpass worldwide shipments of tablet computers in 2015, according to IC Insights. The popularity of extra-large smartphones continues to gain momentum with unit shipments expected to reach 252 million in...

BlackBerry to roll out Android-based smartphones in 2H15, say sources

Jul 9, 09:27

BlackBerry reportedly plans to roll out multiple models of Android-based smartphones in the second half of 2015, with Taiwan-based handset ODMs, including Foxconn Electronics, Compal Electronics and Wistron serving as production partners, according to sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain.

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