Apple tells supply chains it will use OLED in upcoming iPhones, says report
Nov 27, 14:09
Apple has notified supply chains that it intends to switch to OLED panels for iPhones released in 2017-2018 and is calling on display makers in Korea and Japan to begin expanding production for the technology, according to a new report from Nikkei Asian Review that quoted supply chain sources...
Three trends to take place in 2016 smartphone market, says Strategy Analytics
Nov 25, 15:53
At least three major global shifts are predicted to take place in the smartphone market during 2016. Smartphone financing will become the norm, while Indonesia will join India as the next big smartphone market after China. Meanwhile, smartwatches will start to cannibalize fitness bands, according to...
Strong smartphone growth in saturated cellphone market, says IC Insights
Nov 25, 14:53
According to IC Insights, 89% of the new cellphones sold worldwide in 2015 are forecast to be replacements or additional cellphones sold to existing subscribers. Moreover, this percentage is forecast to rise to 91% in 2016 and to 94% in 2019, which means that only about 6% of 2019 handset sales are...
Lenovo to phase out Vibe brand smartphones, says report
Nov 24, 11:09
China-based vendor Lenovo has announced plans to replace its Vibe brand mid-range and high-end smartphones with its Lemon series and Motorola branding products, according to a China-based tech.qq.com report.
Asustek sells 5 million smartphones in Indonesia
Nov 20, 10:59
Asustek Computer launched ZenFone-series smartphones in the Indonesia market in 2014 and has cumulatively sold five million units, company CEO Jerry Shen said at an event to unveil ZenFone smartphones in Jakarta, Indonesia, on November 19.
Kionix announces 6-axis accel-gyro combo sensors
Nov 20, 10:52
Kionix has announced the mass production of its KXG03 6-axis accelerometer-gyroscope combo and the unveiling of two new flagship 6-axis accel-gyro combos: the KXG07 and the KXG08.
Imec partners with UEST to develop emergency-detecting wearables
Nov 19, 15:27
Nano-electronics research center imec and UEST, a Belgian start-up company, have started the production of Zembro, a smart bracelet designed to enable the elderly to connect with their relatives in real time from any location, according to the companies. This is the first time the bracelets will be...
Taiwan market: Samsung launches Galaxy J2
Newswatch - Nov 19, 15:04
Samsung Electronics has launched a new entry-level smartphone, the Galaxy J2, in the Taiwan market priced at NT$4,280 (US$130) unlocked, targeting the younger generation.
Advantech acquires B+B SmartWorx to expand in industrial telecom network market
Nov 17, 16:02
Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Advantech has announced it will spend US$99.85 million acquiring wireless/wired network solution provider B+B SmartWorx from Graham Partners. B+B SmartWorx's operation team will remain unchanged, but will cooperate with Advantech's industrial automation business...
Taiwan market: Mid-range segment becomes a new target for smartphone vendors
Nov 17, 15:57
As competition in Taiwan's smartphone market has continued to stay fierce, some brand vendors have started adjusting their business strategy and are no longer flooding the market with multiple devices, while other vendors have turned to target the mid-range segment, looking to find the balance between...
Taiwan market: HTC launches One M9s
Nov 17, 15:06
HTC has unveiled its new smartphone, the HTC One M9s, a revised model of its One M9, for the Taiwan market priced at NT$12,900 (US$397).
Brand vendors gearing up to launch Surface-similar 2-in-1 devices in 1Q16
Nov 16, 15:25
Seeing demand for Microsoft's Surface-series 2-in-1 devices having been rising, several notebook brand vendors have started adjusting their 2-in-1 projects for 2016 and plan to launch products with designs similar to the Surface, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Acer, Asustek will not die in global PC market, says Acer founder
Nov 13, 12:22
In response to IDC forecasts that two of the top-10 international PC vendors will withdraw from the global PC market over the next two years due to unbearable operating losses and the two are possibly Acer, Asustek Computer, Toshiba, Samsung Electronics, Tsinghua Tongfang, or Fujitsu, Acer founder...
Inventec optimistic about its product lines in 2016
Nov 13, 11:28
With a strong financial report for the third quarter, Inventec is optimistic about its performance in 2016 and expects its notebook and server shipments to both achieve on-year growth, while handheld mobile device shipments will rise from 50-60 million units to 70 million units. The company's two solar...
Asustek files EPS of NT$5.67 for 3Q15
Nov 12, 13:57
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$119.31 billion (US$3.64 billion) for the third quarter, up 10.1% sequentially, while net profits were NT$4.22 billion, down 10% sequentially and 27% on year, and EPS NT$5.67. The company's combined consolidated revenues for the first three quarters...
Silitech reports EPS NT$0.37 for 3Q15
Stockwatch - Nov 12, 10:19
Handset and automotive part maker Silitech Technology has reported net profits of NT$66 million (US$2.02 million) or NT$0.37 per share on revenues of NT$907 million for the third quarter of 2015.
Arima Communications sees decreased October revenues
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 15:25
Handset ODM Arima Communications has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.953 billion (US$60.1 million) for October, decreasing 24.97% on month and 37.77% on year. Accumulated 2015 revenues through October amounted to NT$17.618 billion, slipping 21.8% from a year earlier.
Synnex October revenues up on year
Nov 9, 10:56
Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$29.62 billion (US$911 million) for October, decreasing 1.3% on month but increasing 9.7% on year.
Foxlink reports solid revenue gains for October
Stockwatch - Nov 9, 10:50
Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.033 billion (US$432.19 million) for October 2015, representing a 12.4% increase on month and 37.25% increase on year.
Taiwan market: LG V10 launched
Nov 6, 15:02
LG Electronics has launched its latest flagship smartphone, the LG V10, in the Taiwan market priced at NT$23,900 (US$735) unlocked.
HTC October revenues hit 6-month high
Newswatch - Nov 4, 21:36
HTC has reported revenues of NT$8.95 billion (US$276.8 million) for October, up 25.92% on month but down 43.2% on year. The October figures were the company's highest in six months.
Xiaomi unveils Redmi Note 2 in Malaysia
Nov 4, 11:33
Xiaomi Technology has unveiled its new smartphone, the Redmi Note 2, as well as updates to its MIUI 7 platform in Kuala Lumpur, a product event which aims to boost its overseas sales.
Digitimes Research: 58.7 million tablets to be shipped globally in 4Q15
Nov 3, 22:06
There will be 58.7 million tablets, including 2-in-1 and screen-detachable hybrid models, shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2015, increasing 15.9% on quarter but decreasing 22.6% on year.Shipments will consist of 14 million iPads, 24.5 million non-iPads and 20.2 million white-box units, according...
Huawei to continue to widen shipment gap against Xiaomi, say sources
Nov 3, 16:00
While Huawei and Xiaomi are currently competing neck and neck for the number one title in China's smartphone market, Huawei is expected to be able to widen its shipment gap against Xiaomi quarter on quarter, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.
Pegatron clarifies stopped operation of some iPhone 6s production lines
Nov 2, 20:36
Pegatron has stopped operating some iPhone 6s production lines at its factory in Shanghai, eastern China, and limited its recruiting for workers for the related production due to smaller than originally expected demand for iPhone 6s, according to China-based media reports. In response, Pegatron clarified...
Acer to consolidate its handset business
Nov 2, 13:43
Acer has revamped the development strategy for its smartphone business and will focus on generating profits instead of ramping up shipment volumes, according to ST Liew, president of Acer's smartphone business unit.