Taipei, Saturday, November 28, 2015 01:31 (GMT+8)

Asustek eyes 30% share in Southeast Asia notebook market in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 27, 14:55

Asustek is looking to raise its share in the Southeast Asia notebook market to 30% in 2016 to boost its overall notebook shipments in Asia Pacific to 2.5 million units in the year, up 25% from 2015, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

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...

Foxconn invests in smartphone-rental service provider in Hong Kong, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 27, 12:40

FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of the Foxconn Group, has recently invested US$13 million in Hong Kong-based handset rental service provider Tink Labs, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Korea government to invest US$110 million into wearables development, says report

Nov 26, 14:31

The Korea government has announced from 2016 it will invest US$110 million over a five-year period into developing materials and components for wearable products, according to Korea-based D-Daily.

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...

Wistron and Optiemus set up joint venture in India

Nov 25, 12:10

Wistron has announced the establishment of a joint venture in Noida, a planned new town in northern India, with Optiemus Infracom, an India-based mobile telecom device distributor.

India market: Smartphone shipments increase 21.4% on year in 3Q15, says IDC

Newswatch - Nov 25, 11:00

Shipments of smartphones in India totaled 28.3 million units in the third quarter of 2015, up 21.4% from 23.3 million units shipped for the same period of a year earlier, according to IDC.

China market: Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 3 smartphone, Mi Pad 2 tablet

Newswatch - Nov 25, 10:59

Xiaomi Technology has launched the Redmi Note 3 smartphone along with the Mi Pad 2 tablet in China. The smartphone is priced at CNY899 (US$141) for 16GB and CNY1,099 for 32GB. Availability of the new smartphone starts on November 27.

Digitimes Research: Nexus 6P, Xperia Z5 series highlight latest smartphone presentation in Japan

Nov 24, 12:02

Google's Nexus 6P, Sony Mobile Communications' Xperia Z5 series products and a number of feature phones highlighted the product presentation for the winter-spring session held by Japan-based telecom operators recently, according to Digitimes Research.

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 report.

Taiwan market: LG Electronics announces the availability of Nexus 5X

Nov 24, 11:08

LG Electronics has announced the availability of Nexus 5X, a smartphone developed jointly with Google, in the Taiwan market, priced at NT$13,900 (US$428) for 16GB version and NT$16,900 for 32GB version unlocked.

Taiwan market: Huawei steps up marketing for smartphones

Nov 20, 13:52

Huawei plans to double the number of retail outlets for promotion of its smartphones in the Taiwan market to 400 in 2016 from 200 currently, according to sources from local retail channels.

The Huawei G7 Plus

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.

Asustek Computer CEO Jerry Shen at an event to unveil ZenFones in Jakarta

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.

Emerging markets drive worldwide smartphone sales to 15.5% growth in 3Q15, says Gartner

Nov 19, 15:40

Continued demand for affordable smartphones in emerging markets drove worldwide sales of smartphones in the third quarter of 2015, according to Gartner. Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 353 million units, a 15.5% growth over the same period in 2014.

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.

Smart bracelets to remain dominant in the 2016 wearables market but VR devices will become main growth driver, says TrendForce

Nov 19, 14:35

The market for wearables has maintained a certain growth level in recent years, though device vendors have not experienced a boom in demand as they would hope. The total wearable device shipments in 2015 are estimated at 68.1 million units, according to research firm TrendForce. In 2016, annual wearable...

China market: Foxconn ties up with CCTV to launch IoT-based video services

Nov 18, 11:42

Shenzhen-based NxEra, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics, has set up a joint venture with a subsidiary of China Central Television (CCTV) for providing IoT-based video services, according to a media report in China.

The InFocus M550 smartphone

China market: Xiaomi to unveil new smartphone on November 24

Newswatch - Nov 18, 10:57

Xiaomi Technology is expected to unveil its new smartphone the Redmi Note 2 Pro and Mi Pad 2 during a product event to be held on November 24. The product offerings may also include Xiaomi's first notebook model.

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.

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments to stay flat in 2015, 2016

Nov 16, 14:40

Smartphone shipments in the Taiwan market are expected to total 8-8.5 million units in 2015, equaling the amount shipped a year earlier, according to an estimate by sources from local retail channels.

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...

Asustek smartphone shipments to reach 20.5 million in 2015, 30 million in 2016

Nov 12, 13:55

Asustek Computer will be able to ship a total of 20.5 million smartphones in 2015, meeting its shipment target set for the year, according to company CEO Jerry Shen.

Production value of Taiwan telecommunication industry to grow 8.5% in 2016, says IEK

Newswatch - Nov 12, 10:21

The production value of Taiwan's telecommunication industry is expected to grow 8.5% on year to NT$1.15 trillion (US$35.18 billion) in 2016, driven by strong sales of personal terminal-end mobile devices, according to government-backed Industrial Economics Knowledge Center (IEK).

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.

Asustek sees decline in October revenues, but expects growth in November

Nov 10, 15:01

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$38.75 billion (US$1.18 billion) for October, down 6% on month and 10.2% on year, but its revenues in November are expected to grow dramatically as the company has started mass shipping new products.

Taiwan market: Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X to be launched in late November

Nov 10, 00:09

Huawei will introduce the Nexus 6P smartphone co-developed with Google into the Taiwan market in late November, according to Huawei's sales agent in Taiwan.

The Nexus 6P

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.

LG Taiwan president Jason Lee

Taiwan market: Acer unveils 4 entry-level smartphones

Nov 5, 15:40

Acer has unveiled four entry-level 4G smartphones in Taiwan, aiming to ship 40,000 units in the fourth quarter of 2015 and 200,000 units in 2016 in the local market.

Sony opens store in Taiwan mainly pushing mid-range and high-end products

Nov 5, 15:20

Sony has opened a store in the Breeze Center shopping mall in Taipei, Taiwan, and will mainly demonstrate its mid-range and high-end products including Bravia TVs, tablets, smartphones, wearables, digital cameras and headphones.

Sony opens a store in Taiwan

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...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments grow 11.2% sequentially in 3Q15

Nov 3, 22:03

Shipments of smartphones in the China market grew 11.2% sequentially to 101.2 million units in the third quarter of 2015, buoyed by an increase of 59.8 million new subscribers for 3G/4G services in the quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

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.

Acer smartphone business unit president ST Liew

Inventec Appliances expects to ship 60 million smart hand-held devices in 2015

Nov 2, 11:23

Inventec Appliances expects to ship 60 million smart hand-held devices in 2015, increasing 25% on year, and aims to ship 70 million units in 2016, according to company president David Ho.

HTC looks to improved sales in 4Q15

Newswatch - Nov 2, 10:55

HTC expects its sales to improve in the fourth quarter of 2015 as compared to a quarter earlier, buoyed by strong pre-sale orders for its newly released HTC One A9, according to company CFO and president of global sales Chia-lin Chang.

Huawei using more HiSilicon chips in high-end smartphones

Oct 30, 12:13

The ratio Kirin-series application processors, developed by HiSilicon Technologies, used in Huawei's mid-range and high-end smartphones has continued to increase, which is unfavorable to MediaTek, according to industry sources.

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