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Amazon new 7-inch tablets to benefit Taiwan, China supply chain makers

Oct 2, 15:12

Amazon has launched a new 7-inch tablet for sale at as low as US$49.99, a campaign which is likely to benefit supply chain makers in Taiwan and China, according to industry sources.

Japan market: HTC unveils 2 SIM-free smartphones

Oct 2, 11:08

HTC on October 1 unveiled two SIM-free smartphones, Desire Eye and Desire 626, for launch in the Japan market at retail prices of JPY50,000 (US$416) and JPY29,800 in mid-October, according to the company.

LG unveils smartphone LG V10

Oct 1, 16:36

LG Electronics has unveiled its new smartphone, the LG V10, which features dual displays, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 CPU, a 16-megapixel rear camera and a dual-lens 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

IC suppliers concerned about new iPhone orders

Oct 1, 16:28

Despite the record first-week sales for the newest iPhones, suppliers of related ICs have been concerned about the possibility of Apple downward adjusting its chip orders for the smartphones for the fourth quarter of 2015, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Startup UPQ, Sony, Kyocera highlights of Japan portable CE market in 3Q15

Oct 1, 15:59

Japan's portable consumer electronics market in the third quarter of 2015 was highlighted by the rise of innovative startup UPQ, Sony's introduction of H.ear headsets, and Kyocera's stepping into the wearable device market for healthcare applications, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: iPhone 6s/6s Plus to hit local shelves on October 9

Oct 1, 15:50

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in the Taiwan market on October 9, and most telecom operators have begun taking pre-orders online or at retail outlets.

Upgraded components in iPhone 6S Plus costs Apple an extra US$16 per device, says IHS

Oct 1, 10:07

Upgraded components in the new iPhone 6S Plus cost US$16 more than the components in the earlier iPhone 6 Plus. The bill of materials (BOM) for an iPhone 6S Plus equipped with 16GB of NAND flash memory costs US$231.50, according to IHS.

Targeting niche markets: Q&A with ST Liu, president of Acer handset unit

Sep 30, 11:34

Notebook vendor Acer aims to ship at least five million smartphones in 2015 and plans to hike the shipments to 10 million units in 2016. But Acer will not spend a lot of money for just ramping up its market share. Instead, Acer will develop models with innovative specifications for specific market...

ST Liu, president of Acer handset business

HTC unveils flagship smartphones

Sep 30, 11:14

HTC on September 29 unveiled two flagship smartphones, HTC One M9+ and Butterfly 3, in Japan, with the two models to be launched in the Taiwan market on October 5 at contract-free retail prices of NT$20,900 (US$633) and NT$19,900 respectively, according to the company's North Asia president Jack Ton...

HTC North Asia president Jack Tong

iPhone 6s supply chain makers bracing for strong sales in 4Q15, say sources

Sep 29, 13:40

Taiwan-based makers in Apple's iPhone 6s device supply chain, including Foxconn Electronics, Pegatron Technology, Largan Precision and Catcher Technology, are set for strong performance in the fourth quarter of 2015, buoyed by robust sales of the new devices, according to industry sources.

Commentary: The implications of Google-Huawei tie-up for Nexus phones

Sep 29, 09:59

Google is rolling out two new Nexus phones: the Nexus 6P in cooperation with Huawei and the Nexus 5X with LG Electronics. While the market position of the Nexus phones has ebbed, Google's tie-up with Huawei, for the first time, to produce Nexus phones still has strong implications.

Taiwan market: China smartphone vendor OnePlus withdraws from local market

Sep 25, 11:10

China-based smartphone vendor OnePlus has stopped marketing and delivery of its smartphones in the Taiwan market, saying the decision was made in consideration of its healthy growth as it is trying to expand its operations to cope with the increasing trend for globalization, according to a company...

Worldwide IT spending across vertical industries to decline 3.5% in 2015, says Gartner

Sep 24, 16:08

Worldwide IT spending across vertical industries is forecast to total US$2.69 trillion in 2015, a 3.5% decrease from 2014, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. Analysts said the rising US dollar is chiefly responsible for the slowdown.

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 wins design-in projects

Sep 24, 10:10

A number of handset OEMs have expressed satisfaction with the performance of the newly released Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and have mapped out design-in projects or product design plans using the chipset, according to Digitimes Research.

China handset supply chain makers winning more orders from Xiaomi

Sep 24, 10:06

Makers in China's handset supply chain have geared up efforts to win component orders from Xiaomi Technology, affecting rival suppliers in Taiwan and Japan, according to industry sources.

Xiaomi fast expanding ecosystem raises concerns, say sources

Sep 24, 09:59

Xiaomi Technology has extended its product lines from mobile devices to include tablets, TVs, STBs, headsets, smart bracelets and financial products, a move which has raised concerns of a chain reaction that could eventually lead to chaos for Xiaomi, according to industry sources.

China white-box smartphone vendors lower prices to cope with increasing competition

Sep 23, 15:40

China-based white-box smartphone vendors, under increasing competition from vendors including Huawei Device, Lenovo, Xiaomi Technology and Coolpad as well as Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, have reduced ex-factory quotes, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

China market: Xiaomi 4c smartphone launched

Sep 23, 12:18

Xiaomi Technology has unveiled a mid-range smartphone, Xiaomi 4c, for launch specifically in the China market on September 23.

Xiaomi 4c smartphone

Large-screen smartphones erode total personal computing unit growth, says IC Insights

Sep 21, 15:16

Five years ago, touchscreen tablets began pouring into the personal computing marketplace, stealing growth from standard personal computers and signaling the start of what has been widely described as the "post-PC" era. Led by Apple's iPads, tablet shipments overtook notebook PCs in 2013,...

Foxconn, Pegatron, Inventec see their rankings stay high in 2Q15, says IDC

Sep 18, 16:07

Taiwan-based handset makers Foxconn Electronics, Pegatron and Inventec saw their rankings in the global top-10 handset manufacturers list stay unchanged or move up in the second quarter of 2015 thanks to orders from clients including Apple and Xiaomi Technology, according to IDC.

Digitimes Research: Apple Watch unit sales in 2015 estimated at 9-12 million

Sep 17, 15:52

Apple Watch sales are estimated at 9-12 million units despite the fact that the company is planning to sell the wearable in more markets.

Pegatron subsidiaries see profits weakening

Sep 17, 11:49

While Pegatron Technology has become an OEM for the iPhone 6s and is seeing increasing revenues, three of its subsidiaries - metal-alloy chassis maker Casetek Holdings, IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology and own-brand motherboard maker ASRock - are not performing as expected in terms...

Microsoft to unveil Windows 10 Mobile-based devices in October

Sep 17, 11:11

Microsoft is expected to unveil Windows 10 Mobile-based mobile devices, including Lumia smartphones and Surface tablets, at a product event to be held in New York on October 6, according to industry sources.

Samsung to release foldable smartphones in 2016, says report

Sep 16, 14:28

Samsung Electronics is expected to announce two new foldable smartphones in January 2016 featuring AMOLED panel technology, 3GB of RAM, a microSD card slot and a non-removable battery, according to a report from Korea-based ET News citing sources familiar with the project.

Taiwan market: HTC, Samsung launch inexpensive 4G dual-SIM smartphones

Sep 15, 16:18

HTC and Samsung Electronics have both launched new 4G smartphones with high hardware specifications at low prices in the Taiwan market in order to cope with increasing competition from China-based vendors, according to sources from local retain channels.

Worldwide wearable shipments to reach 173.4 million by 2019, says IDC

Sep 15, 15:37

A growing list of vendors, a proliferation of devices, experiences, and price points, and steady consumer adoption will fuel growth in the worldwide market for wearable devices. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, wearable device shipments will reach 76.1 million units...

Taiwan market: Huawei launches MediaPad M2 8.0 tablet

Sep 14, 15:19

Huawei has launched its new connected MediaPad M2 8.0 tablet in Taiwan. The tablet is priced at NT$9,900 (US$305) and will be available at retail outlets of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) starting mid-September.

China market: Nearly 48 million handsets shipped in August, says CATR

Sep 14, 10:48

There were 47.484 million handsets shipped in the China market in August 2015, increasing 56.5% on year, according to China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR) under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Digitimes Research: Shipments of iPhone 6s/6s Plus to reach 85 million in 2H15

Sep 11, 15:05

Shipments of iPhone 6s/6s Plus will total 80-85 million in the second half of 2015, Digitimes Research has estimated.

Asustek sees 18% on-month growth in August revenues

Sep 10, 16:14

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$40.83 billion (US$1.25 billion) for August, up 18% on month, but down 3.2% on year. Combined consolidated revenues for January-August totaled NT$295.67 billion , down by 0.7% on year.

Apple introduces iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Sep 10, 10:56

Apple has announced the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the latest iPhone models from the company, adding a new dimension to iPhone's multi-touch interface. The new iPhones introduce 3D Touch, which senses force to enable access to features and content. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus feature Retina...

Lenovo to step into OEM handset business

Sep 10, 10:44

Lenovo has decided to ramp up the capacity utilization rates of its handset production facilities by stepping into the OEM handset business, in a move to revive its dwindling handset business, according to industry sources.

Asustek to have Foxconn, Arima produce ZenFone

Sep 9, 11:05

Asustek Computer, in addition to its existing ODM partners Pegatron and Quanta Computer, will have Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) make its ZenFone smartphones for the Brazil and India markets, and Arima Communications do so for the Indonesia market, according to Taiwan-based supply...

HTC to unveil 2 new flagship models in Japan

Sep 8, 16:14

HTC plans to launch two new flagship smartphones in Japan at the end of September as the vendor will begin to tap the SIM-free market in the country from October, according to industry sources.

Malaysia smartphone and tablet market remains firm amidst GST implementation and weakening Ringgit in 1H15, says IDC

Sep 8, 16:05

According to IDC Asia Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone and Tablet Trackers, a total of 4.8 million units of smartphones and 0.9 million units of tablets were shipped in the first half of 2015 in Malaysia. Smartphones and tablets grew by 42% and 15% respectively, compared with the first half of 2014....

iPhone demand estimated at 45-50 million units for 3Q15, 70-80 million units for 4Q15, say Taiwan makers

Sep 8, 14:00

Total shipments of iPhone devices, including updated iPhones which are to be unveiled shortly, are expected to total 45-50 million units in the third quarter of 2015 and hit 70-80 million in the fourth quarter, according to sources from Taiwan's iPhone supply chain.

Arima sees significant growth in August revenues

Stockwatch - Sep 8, 13:56

Handset ODM Arima Communications has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.284 billion (US$70.3 million) for August, growing 40.65% on month and 39.42% on year.

Synnex August revenues down on year

Sep 7, 15:10

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.2 billion (US$868 million) for August, increasing 6.3% sequentially but decreasing 1.7% on year.

iPhone supply chain makers set to see strong sales in September, say sources

Sep 7, 15:02

Makers in the iPhone supply chain are set to see strong sales in September thanks to incoming orders for new iPhone devices which are due to be unveiled in early September, according to sources from the supply chain.

IFA 2015: Acer unveils new smartphone with 10-core CPU

Sep 4, 15:59

Acer has unveiled its new smartphone, the Predator 6, at the ongoing IFA 2015. The new model features a MediaTek 10-core Helio X20 processor, 6-inch display and 21-megapixel camera, with 4GB RAM and four speakers.

IFA 2015: Sony Mobile unveils next-genration Xperia Z5, Z5 Compat, Z5 Premium

Sep 4, 15:53

Sony has unveiled its next-generation Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and Xperia Z5 Premium at a pre-IFA 2015 show event, and the vendor claims the last model as the world's first 4K smartphone.

Arima yet to finalize Indonesia investment project

Stockwatch - Sep 4, 14:20

Arima Communications has said that its plan to build up a factory in Indonesia jointly with Tiphone Mobile Indonesia is being processed in accordance with related regulations and will make an official announcement when the project is finalized.

HTC sees decreased August revenues

Sep 4, 14:12

HTC saw its consolidated revenues continue to decline for the fifth consecutive month to NT$6.89 billion (S$212 million) in August, down 6.99% on month and 52.62% on year.

IFA 2015: Acer unveils new gaming products

Sep 3, 15:13

At the company's IFA 2015 pre-show conference, Acer has unveiled a full series of products under its Predator gaming sub-brand including two gaming notebooks, a desktop, a curved gaming monitor and an 8-inch gaming tablet. In addition, the vendor also unveiled a 6-inch smartphone with MediaTek's 10-core...

IFA 2015: Asustek unveils new innovations at pre-show conference

Sep 3, 14:24

Asustek Computer has unveiled its latest innovations at a pre-show conference before IFA in Germany and displayed two ZenWatch 2 smartwatches, the VivoStick, the RT-AC5300 wireless AP, the Zen AiO S all-in-one PC, and the ZenFone Zoom smartphone.

Acer to acquire bicycle GPS device vendor Xplova

Sep 3, 11:20

Acer has announced it will acquire bicycle GPS vendor Xplova and integrate the vendor's GPS technologies, bicycle routes and maps into its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform.

India market: MediaTek, Micromax collaborate on mid- to high-end smartphones

Sep 3, 10:19

MediaTek has announced an enhanced strategic collaboration with Micromax Informatics, India's leading handset player. The partnership aims to accelerate 4G accessibility and fuel faster smartphone adoption in India's rapidly growing market, the chip provider said.

Foxconn to step up cooperation with SK Group

Newswatch - Sep 3, 10:08

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is expected to expand its cooperation with Korea's SK Group to include semiconductors, telecom services and energy, in addition to current cooperation focusing on IT services and ODM handset production, according to industry sources.

IFA 2015: Samsung, Motorola, Huawei to showcase new smartwatches

Sep 3, 10:06

Smartphone vendors including Samsung Electronics, Motorola (Lenovo) and Huawei all plan to unveil their new models of smartwatches at the upcoming IFA 2015 in order to compete effectively with Apple Watch.

Taiwan market: Smartphone sales to remain weak in 3Q15

Sep 2, 15:09

Sales of smartphones in the Taiwan market remain weak in the third quarter of 2015 due to the maturing local market and slower than expected back-to-school demand, according to sources at local retail channels.

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