Taipei, Friday, September 19, 2014 22:12 (GMT+8)
partly cloudy
Taipei
29°C

Digitimes Research: Intel cooperation with Fossil to develop smartwatches will help expand influence in wearables market

Sep 19, 14:37

Intel's cooperation with Fossil to develop smartwatches equipped with Android Wear will help Intel expand its influence in the wearables market as well as extend Google's influence in the market.

China market: HTC to launch mid-range flagship HTC Desire 820

Sep 19, 14:24

HTC will start marketing its mid-range flagship smartphone, the HTC Desire 820, a TD-LTE/FDD LTE-enabled model, in China on September 26. HTC also accepted pre-sale orders beginning on September 18.

China market: Leading smartphone vendors beefing up retail, online marketing

Sep 19, 10:44

As the three mobile telecom carriers in the China market have reduced subsidies for smartphone plans, leading China-based smartphone vendors including Huawei Device, Lenovo, ZTE and Coolpad have been enhancing marketing through retail chains and online stores to decrease reliance on telecoms, according...

Worldwide smartwatch and wristband market poised for takeoff, says Gartner

Sep 18, 16:13

As smartphone vendors and component suppliers continue to expand into the wearables market, Gartner predicts that by 2016 smartwatches will comprise about 40% of consumer wristworn devices. Gartner said that seven out of the top-10 smartphone vendors have entered the wearable market to date or are...

Foxconn donates 3 smart classrooms in Taiwan

Sep 18, 15:13

Foxconn Electronics will donate hardware, software, integrated system platforms and high-speed Internet to set up smart e-learning classrooms in three senior high schools in Taiwan.

Apple Watch to come with AMOLED panels from LG Display

Sep 17, 15:53

LG Display will supply Apple AMOLED panels for the Apple Watch, with shipments expected to reach about five million a month in 2015, according to sources at LG Display.

Digitimes Research: IFA shows Android tablet vendors adding value instead of price cuts

Sep 17, 15:06

IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany during September 5-10 showed that Android tablet vendors are not looking to offer entry-level models for price-cut competition and instead offered models equipped with 3D depth-of-field cameras, water-, dust- and shock-proof features, high-resolution touch panels, and LTE...

China-based handset vendors unlikely to launch Android One smartphones

Sep 17, 12:06

China-based handset vendors are unlikely to launch Android One smartphones as the price/performance ratio of Android One models is inferior to some of low-priced Android-based smartphones rolled out by China's handset vendors, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus sell out fast in online pre-order, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 17, 11:22

Chunghwa Telecom on September 16 began online pre-ordering for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and sold out 60,000 units available at the first batch in only 40 minutes, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News.

TSMC sees follow-up IC orders for iPhone 6 devices

Sep 16, 22:33

Foreign chipset suppliers have placed follow-up orders for chips to be used in iPhone 6 devices with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), extending order visibility of foundry houses to the first quarter of 2015, according to industry sources.

China market: CNY500 4G smartphones expected to be launched by end of 2014, says China Mobile Device president

Sep 16, 22:03

While there have been many 4G smartphones for sale at retail prices of CNY1,000 (US$163) or below in the China market, China-based vendors including Coolpad and Lenovo are expected to launch models for sale at CNY500 or below by the end of 2014, according to president He Ning for China Mobile Device,...

China Mobile Device president He Ning

AUO enters Sony SmartWatch 3 supply chain

Sep 16, 22:00

AU Optronics (AUO) has entered Sony Mobile's supply chain for its SmartWatch 3 and will supply 1.6-inch panels.

Android One smartphones released, says MediaTek

Newswatch - Sep 16, 15:38

The first wave of Android One devices featuring MediaTek's MT6582 mobile system-on-chip (mobile SoC) based on ARM CortexTM A7 processors have been launched, according to MediaTek.

Apple iPhone 6 products may suffer same dilemma as iPhone 5S/5C

Sep 15, 21:35

Apple estimates that demand for the iPhone 6 in 2014 will be around 60 million units while demand for the iPhone 6 Plus will be around 15 million, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, who added that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may also suffer from iPhone 5S and 5C's dilemma, whereby the...

Huawei, Lenovo looking to enhance presence in high-end smartphone segment

Sep 15, 21:32

The new flagship smartphones recently unveiled by China-based handset vendors Huawei and Lenovo aim to enhance their presence in the high-end smartphone segment, according to industry sources.

4G smartphone prices expected to fall to below US$100 in 1H15, say Taiwan makers

Sep 15, 21:22

Mainly because Qualcomm has offered an inexpensive 4G chip solution to compete with Taiwan-based MediaTek and market competition for 4G smartphones among China-based vendors has been heating up, prices for a 4G smartphone have dropped to below US$200 and are expected to further slip to below US$100...

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments in 2Q14 rise to 2.32 million units, says IDC

Sep 15, 15:32

There were 2.32 million smartphones shipped in the Taiwan market in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 4% on quarter and 10% on year, according to IDC.

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom sets iPhone 6 contract-bundled pricing

Sep 15, 11:00

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has announced contract-bundled purchase prices for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus which are expected to be launched in the Taiwan market in late September, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to see 9.1% on-year growth in 3Q14

Sep 12, 15:39

Digitimes Research expects global tablet shipments to reach 68.51 million units in the third quarter, up 23.8% sequentially and 9.1% on year, and non-Apple tablet vendors' shipments, which suffered from weaker-than-expected performance during the second quarter, are expected to see a recovery in the...

Digitimes Research: Market share of smartphone brands to undergo significant changes in 4Q14

Sep 12, 14:29

Market share of smartphone vendors in China is likely to fluctuate significantly soon due to the development of 4G market and the roll-outs of the latest flagship models, highlighted by the shipment performance of new phones under the cooperation between Apple and telecom operators beginning in late...

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 210 for entry-level 4G smartphones, tablets

Sep 12, 11:51

Qualcomm has announced a range of new products and technologies designed to drive high-performance computing and connectivity to entry-level and mainstream smartphones and tablets. The newest addition to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 tier, the Snapdragon 210 processor, will offer integrated multimode...

Foxconn reports slight sequential revenue gains for August

Sep 11, 16:11

Foxconn Electronics has reported revenues of NT$275.08 billion (US$9.18 billion) for August, up 5.71% sequentially but down 1.91% on year. For the first eight months of 2014, revenues totaled NT$2.29 trillion, edging up 0.5% from a year earlier.

Digitimes Research: Top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 ODMs see 5-10% on-month shipment growth in August

Sep 11, 15:46

Although the IT market has already started preparing for back-to-school demand, the global top-five notebook vendors' combined shipments and top-three ODMs' combined shipments only achieved 5-10% on-month growths in August, lower than those of the same month a year ago.

Component suppliers preparing parts for production of 80 million iPhone 6s before year-end 2014

Newswatch - Sep 11, 11:13

Makers in the iPhone supply chain are preparing parts and components for production of up to 80 million units of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus before year-end 2014, according to sources at Taiwan-based iPhone supply chain.

Quanta lands half of Acer notebook orders for 2015

Sep 10, 22:33

Quanta Computer has landed orders for Acer's 15-inch notebooks for 2015, which will account for 45-50% of Acer's overall orders. Quanta will become Acer's largest ODM partner and also the largest notebook maker in 2015, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

FIH investment in CExchange targets China market

Sep 10, 15:37

FIH Mobile, a Hong Kong-listed smartphone ODM belonging to the Foxconn Group, has made a strategic investment of US$10.5 million for a 30% stake in CExchange, a US-based provider of consumer electronics trade-in, buy-back and recycling services.

IDF 2014: Intel unveils new developer tools, future technologies spanning tablets, analytics, wearable devices and PCs

Sep 10, 15:24

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich kicked off Intel's annual technical conference with a set of computing initiatives and projects showing how the company is going to enable new market segments where everything is smart and connected. Krzanich and other executives announced new hardware and software developer...

Commentary: Apple Watch pioneering user interface will make around 10% of users Think Different

Sep 10, 15:22

The long rumored Apple Watch (previously widely reported on as the iWatch) has been announced, but while the company believes it has created a pioneering user interface for the emerging smartwatch segment, the design of the watch with its much lauded Digital Crown assumes that the watch is worn on...

Apple Watch

Apple unveils Apple Watch

Sep 10, 13:57

Apple has unveiled the Apple Watch featuring new technologies and a new user interface with a design that honors the tradition of precision watchmaking. The Apple Watch introduces a specially designed and engineered Digital Crown that provides a new way to scroll, zoom and navigate. The Apple Watch...

Apple Watch smartwatch

Synnex Technology sees increased August revenues

Sep 10, 12:33

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.7 billion (US$957 million) for August, increasing 2.8% on month and 6.7% on year.

Apple announces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Sep 10, 12:30

Apple has announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus featuring 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays. The new iPhones feature a unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum.

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Samsung, Sony Mobile unveil smartwatches with GPS functionality

Sep 9, 22:30

Samsung Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications both have unveiled high-end smartwatches with GPS functionality, putting more pressure on GPS device suppliers including Garmin and TomTom, according to industry sources.

Asustek August revenues increase

Sep 9, 20:19

Asustek Computer on September 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$42.164 billion (US$1.405 billion) for August, increasing 4.91% on month and 3.1% on year, and NT$297.887 billion for January-August, rising 2.56% on year.

Vendors adding dual-SIM card support to tablets to attract demand

Sep 9, 15:47

Tablet vendors have been pushing models with large displays, phone functions and dual-SIM card support to attract demand from emerging markets such as countries in Southeast Asia, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

FIH Mobile invests in CExchange

Sep 9, 11:24

FIH Mobile, a smartphone ODM under the Foxconn Group, has made a strategic investment of US$10.5 million for a 30% stake in CExchange, a US-based provider of consumer electronics trade-in, buy-back and recycling services.

Sony Mobile launches new Xperia flagship models

Sep 9, 10:35

Sony Mobile Communications has unveiled three new smartphones, one tablet and two wearable devices in a press event held during IFA 2014 trade show.

Sony Xperia smartphone

Asustek handset business to begin generating profits in September, says CEO

Sep 5, 15:57

Asustek Computer expects its handset business to start generating profits in September as well as in the fourth quarter of 2014 after being in the handset segment for over 10 years, according to company CEO Jerry Shen.

White-box vendors under competitive pressure from brand vendors in tablet with phone function market

Sep 5, 15:29

Some China-based white-box vendors launched tablets with built-in 3G modules to allow voice communications, in China and Southeast Asia in early 2014 and saw good sales performance, but have faced strong competition from brand vendors which have also launched low-cost tablets with phone functions such...

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR

Newswatch - Sep 5, 15:09

Samsung Electronics has announced the expansion of its flagship Galaxy Note-series with the new Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. At IFA 2014, Samsung also unveiled a virtual-reality headset, the Gear VR.

HTC unveils HTC Desire 820; to market in China first

Sep 5, 11:42

HTC has announced the new mid-range HTC Desire 820, the successor to its popular HTC Desire 816, at the on-going IFA 2014.

HTC launches Desire 820

Acer aims to ship 4-5 million smartphones in 2014, 10 million units in 2015

Sep 4, 19:48

Acer aims to ship 4-5 million smartphones in 2014 and 10 million units in 2015, according to the company's Smartphone Business president Liu Shi-tai. Acer shipped 2.5 million smartphones in 2013.

Acer showcase

Worldwide phablet shipments to surpass portable PCs in 2014 and tablets by 2015, says IDC

Sep 4, 16:03

According to a new forecast from IDC, worldwide phablet shipments (smartphones with screen sizes from 5.5- to less than 7-inch) will reach 175 million units worldwide in 2014, passing the 170 million portable PCs expected to ship during the same period. In 2015, total phablet volumes will top 318 million...

IFA 2014: Asustek unveils new innovations at pre-IFA conference

Sep 4, 15:10

Asustek Computer has unveiled the ZenWatch and a low-cost 11.6-inch notebook, the EeeBook X205 at a pre-IFA launch conference, both priced at EUR199 (US$262). The x205 is part of Microsoft's Windows with Bing program to achieve a low price. IFA 2014 will be hosted in Berlin, Germany starting September...

IFA 2014: Acer unveils new touchscreen products

Sep 4, 14:37

Acer hosted a pre-IFA press conference to unveil its theme, A Touch More Connected, and announced a series of touchscreen products. IFA 2014 will be hosted from September 5-10 in Berlin Germany.

Jason Chen, Acer CEO, promoting new products at a pre-IFA conference

Taiwan market: HTC to launch new exclusive stores to promote aftersales services

Sep 3, 16:10

HTC plans to launch a new type of exclusive store as well as VIP services in Taiwan soon to enhance its aftersales services as a means to further promote its smartphone sales.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan smartphone makers see dropping orders from Amazon, Microsoft Mobile and Facebook in 2014

Sep 3, 16:07

Taiwan handset makers originally expected to continue receiving orders for Lumia series products from Microsoft Mobile and also acquire new orders from Amazon and Facebook in 2014, but according to the latest upstream information acquired by Digitimes Research, Taiwan makers were not able to land orders...

Digitimes Research: Samsung, Lenovo cutting tablet prices in the US market

Sep 3, 14:53

Samsung Electronics and Lenovo have recently started a wave of price cuts for their tablets in the US market. Samsung offered price cuts for its 7- and 10-inch models, but their prices are still higher than those of its competitors. Lenovo reduced the price of its 8- and 10-inch entry-level tablets,...

Electronic shelf label revenues to reach US$2 billion by 2019, says ABI Research

Sep 3, 14:36

Over the next five years electronic shelf labels (ESL) are set to grow beyond retail markets in legislated countries, with revenues increasing six fold to almost US$2 billion by 2019, according to ABI Research.

HTC reports 37% growth in August revenues

Stockwatch - Sep 3, 12:33

HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.541 billion for August 2014, representing a 37.12% increase on month and 10.43% increase on year.

Asustek readies new 2-in-1 products

Sep 2, 16:12

In addition to an upgraded version of the T100, which is set to launch at the end of September or early October, Asustek Computer is ready to unveil its new Transformer Book T300 Chi, a larger version of the T100 in January 2015, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

More Mobile devices coverage
UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017
DIGITIMES Marketing Services

19-Sep-2014 markets closed

 LastChange

TAIEX (TSE)9237.03+41.86+0.46% 

TSE electronic362.1+1.71+0.47% 

GTSM (OTC)140.25+0.82+0.59% 

OTC electronic178.12+1.94+1.1% 

Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015
  • HTC updates

    HTC has launched its flagship smartphone M8

  • TD-LTE

    TD-LTE is the mainstream global choice for 4G asymmetric frequency spectrum networks

  • Apple iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

    Apple has announced its new iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Apple Watch on September 9

  • Digitimes visit to India

    Digitimes president Colley Hwang recently visited India, where he met with key players in the country's handset ecosystem as well as relevant government...

  • 2014 global high brightness LED market, trends and shipment forecast

    For the global LED lighting market, the market size will reach US$25.82 billion in 2014 or a market penetration rate of 23.4%. This is attributable to exponential shipment growth for light bulbs, tubes, and directional lamps.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.