Growth in mobility trend spells further decline for PC market in MEA, says IDC
Dec 6, 11:57
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market continued to experience a steep decline during the third quarter of 2013, decreasing 15% in volume on year, according to research firm IDC. The results showed that PC shipments into the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey region reached a total of 4.2 million...
Asustek aims to ship 5 million smartphones in 2014
Dec 4, 11:25
Asustek Computer has geared up marketing smartphones globally, aiming to ship five million units in 2014, and focusing on low-price models with high-end hardware specifications, according to supply chain sources.
Pegatron lands China white-box tablet orders through Intel
Dec 4, 11:13
Intel has been promoting its processors to China-based white-box Android and Windows 8 tablet vendors, and Taiwan-based ODM Pegatron has obtained orders from the vendors through its cooperation with Intel, according to supply chain sources.
Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 3 Lite in 1Q14
Dec 3, 20:57
Samsung Electronics plans to expand the trimmed down versions of its smartphones by launching the Galaxy Note 3 Lite with a display size of 5.5-5.7-inch in the first quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.
Tablets and smartphones drive demand for SCDs in Western Europe, says IDC
Dec 3, 15:19
The smart connected device (SCD) market continued to post strong growth in the third quarter of 2013, with combined shipments of PCs, tablets, and smartphones reaching almost 55 million units in the third quarter – up 12% on year, according to IDC. With shipments expected to exceed 230 million...
PC shipments to fall by double digits in 2013, says IDC
Dec 3, 14:34
Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by 10.1% in 2013, slightly below the previous projection of 9.7%, and by far the most severe yearly contraction on record, according to IDC. Interest in PCs has remained limited, leading to little indication of positive growth beyond replacement of existing...
HTC November revenues meet market expectations
Newswatch - Dec 3, 12:33
Smartphone vendor HTC has reported revenues of NT$15.47 billion (US$522 million) for November, up 3.2% sequentially but down 27.1% on year. The monthly results met market expectations, according to industry watchers.
Acer lands orders for smartphone Liquid Z3 from AIS in Thailand
Dec 2, 21:33
Acer on December 2 announced that its Thailand-based subsidiary has obtained orders for Liquid Z3, a 3.5-inch Android 4.2 smartphone model equipped with a 1GHz dual-core processor, from Advanced Info Service (AIS), the largest mobile telecom carrier in Thailand, with shipments estimated to reach 300,000...
China Wireless to be renamed as Coolpad
Dec 2, 21:10
China Wireless Technologies, the parent company of China-based smartphone vendor Coolpad, will be renamed Coolpad in an attempt to enhance Coolpad brand marketing, according to Taiwan-based smartphone supply chain players.
Asustek setting shipment goals for 2014
Dec 2, 12:49
Asustek Computer is expected to set annual shipment goals for its major product lines for 2014 on the first day of its three-day global sales meeting (GSM) starting December 2, according to industry sources.
Asustek tops Taiwan-based global brands in 2013, says MOEA
Dec 2, 11:05
IT vendor Asustek Computer has been appraised as the most valuable Taiwan-based global brand in 2013 with brand value of US$1.711 billion increasing 2.95% on year, according to the Industrial Development Bureau under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Taiwan market: HTC to launch 4 smartphones
Nov 28, 14:30
HTC on November 27 unveiled four entry-level and mid-range smartphones for exclusive contract-bundled sale in the Taiwan market beginning December: a 5-inch dual-mode Desire 700 and 4.3-inch Desire 501 by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), 4.5-inch dual-mode Desire 601 by Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET)...
Tablets to make up 50% of PC market in 2014, says Canalys
Nov 27, 14:46
In 2014 tablets will almost out-ship all other PC form factors combined, forming almost 50% of the total client PC market (desktops, notebooks, and tablets), according to a prediction by Canalys. The worldwide client PC market grew 18% in the third quarter of 2013, despite desktop and notebook shipments...
Sand 9 develops MEMS oscillators for mobile devices
Nov 26, 16:01
MEMS startup Sand 9 has rolled out a series of MEMS timing solutions designed for high-volume mobile devices, such as smartphones, tapping the huge potential market for MEMS-based oscillators that has already attracted its larger peers including Disera, SiTime, Silicon Labs and IDT.
Samsung tablet for children puts pressure on China white-box vendors
Nov 26, 14:03
Samsung Electronics has recently released a tablet, the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Kids, targeting the children market, and some market watchers believe the device will create threats against China white-box vendors, which are aggressively trying to gain share in the market.
IC orders for iPhone 5c likely to rise in 1Q14, say Taiwan firms
Nov 26, 13:58
With more mobile operators in emerging markets set to roll out Apple's iPhone 5c, IC orders related to the device are expected to pick up and begin to rise in the first quarter of 2014, according to sources at Taiwan-based component suppliers.
Not necessary for LG to shrink smartphone operations, say Taiwan makers
Nov 25, 21:06
LG Electronics will reportedly adjust its overall business operations through a shift in operational resources from smartphones to LCD TVs. Taiwan-based players in the smartphone supply chain hold the opinion that LG does not need to downsize its smartphone business but instead needs to strike a balance...
Quanta rumored to become maker of large-size iPad
Nov 25, 14:28
Quanta Computer has reportedly landed orders for Apple's rumored large-size iPad for mass production in the second half of 2014, while Inventec, Quanta and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) are currently competing over Apple's iWatch orders, according to sources from the upstream supply...
Asustek and Lenovo may see trouble catching up on Samsung tablets in 2014
Nov 22, 15:56
Asustek Computer and Lenovo are both eagerly trying to narrow their tablet shipment gaps with the second-largest vendor Samsung Electronics in 2014. However, since Samsung's tablet shipments of 35 million units in 2013 far exceed Asustek's 12 million units and the Korea-based vendor will become more...
Overall tablet sales to grow 20% sequentially in 4Q13
Nov 22, 14:13
Overall tablet sales in the fourth quarter are expected to grow 20% sequentially to reach around 60 million units as brand vendors such as Nokia, LG Electronics, Toshiba and Google are aggressively releasing new models.
China market: Local brands to enhance high-end smartphone specifications
Nov 22, 11:11
China-based handset vendors will bring the hardware specifications of their high-end smartphones on par with those of international players in the first half of 2014, making international brands more difficult to compete effectively in China's high-end smartphone segment, according to industry sourc...
Stan Shih returns as Acer chairman; JT Wang and Jim Wong step down
Nov 22, 10:56
Acer has announced that its board of directors has elected company founder, Stan Shih, as Chairman and interim corporate president with immediate effect. Shih will serve as Acer's Chairman until the end of his term on the board. Chairman and CEO JT Wang and corporate president Jim Wong have both stepped...
Mainstream large-screen smartphones to be 5- to 6-inch models
Nov 21, 15:52
Handset vendors are expected to continue launching large-size smartphones mainly with 5- to 6-inch displays, as sales of smartphones with a display size of 6-inch and above have been weaker than expected, according to industry sources.
Pegatron reportedly sees iPhone 5c orders reduced 50%
Nov 20, 14:32
Since sales performance for the iPhone 5c has been far short of original expectations, Apple is rumored to have decreased its orders to Pegatron Technology by over 50% and has asked the Taiwan maker to return some production equipment, according to industry sources. In response, Pegatron clarified...