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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,...
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.