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  • ASMedia announces partnership with AMD

    IT + CE - Stockwatch | 2min ago

  • Will Xiaomi be a target for Foxconn's new collaboration with Innolux?

    Displays | 11min ago

  • Taiwan IC designers see demand slowing down

    Bits + chips | 16min ago

  • Server player AIC sees SSD server orders from Sony and France client, says paper

    IT + CE - Newswatch | 18min ago

  • Taiwan October manufacturing production index up on month, year, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | 19min ago

  • China market: Online search value over CNY15 billion in 3Q14, says Analysys

    IT + CE | 21min ago

  • ITO film demand expected to grow 25.6% in 2014

    Displays | 24min ago

  • TSMC orders equipment for NT$2.4 billion

    Bits + chips - Stockwatch | 27min ago

  • Some Taiwan solar cell makers plan to cut personnel

    Green energy | 33min ago

  • Acer, Asustek pushing Chromebooks and inexpensive notebooks

    Before Going to Press | 51min ago

  • Taiwan October manufacturing production index up on month, year, says MOEA

    Before Going to Press | 57min ago

  • China-based Coolpad unveils smartphone for sale under sub-brand ivvi

    Before Going to Press | 59min ago

  • TSMC to grab 40-50% of A9 chip orders

    Before Going to Press | 1h ago

  • Lenovo reportedly to launch wearable device, says report

    Before Going to Press | 1h 1min ago

  • Will Xiaomi be a target for Foxconn's new collaboration with Innolux?

    Before Going to Press | 1h 3min ago

  • Taiwan and Kora makers expanding touch-embedded solutions in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 1h 3min ago

  • China market: Online search value over CNY15 billion in 3Q14, says Analysys

    Before Going to Press | 1h 4min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China makers to drop pricing for Full HD panels by 11.5% in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 1h 5min ago

  • Mirle, Hiwin expect sales growth in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 1h 6min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to decline 11.8% in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 1h 8min ago

  • China-based Xery able to produce 50,000 home-use 3D printers a year

    Before Going to Press | 1h 9min ago

  • More monitor vendors expected to release 5K units in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 1h 10min ago

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Panel makers aim to secure orders from Motorola

Nov 24, 15:24

Motorola is currently assessing new panel makers going into 2015 as the company prepares for strong shipments, including entry-level and high-end smartphones.

Digitimes Research: Samsung, Apple, LG rank as top-3 smartphone vendors in 3Q14

Nov 24, 11:56

Samsung Electronics, Apple and LG Electronics ranked as the top-three smartphone vendors globally in the third quarter as well as the first three quarters of 2014, based on third-quarter reports released by individual vendors and data from makers in the supply chain, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers will ship over 24 million handsets in 4Q14

Nov 24, 10:32

Taiwan-based ODMs and own-brand makers will ship 24.05 million handsets in the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing 15.1% on quarter and 43.8% on year. 20.55 million units (85.4%) will be smartphones, growing 11.7% on quarter and 27% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Commentary: Xiaomi facing challenge to sustain growth

Nov 21, 12:41

China-based Xiaomi Technology, a smartphone startup of a little over four years, has risen as a technology company with a full range of product lines that has expanded vertically to include tablets, smart TVs, smart routers, smart wearable devices and even parts and components.

Japan-based Murata sees potential in IoT and wearable industries

Nov 21, 12:20

Japan-based component maker Murata Manufacturing has showcased its latest wearable devices at China Hi Tech Fair Elexcon 2014 and is planning to release one stop solutions to assist its clients to enter related markets. Commenting on the wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) industries, the company...

Taiwan market: Lenovo launches new Yoga tablets

Nov 20, 14:31

Lenovo has launched its full series of Yoga tablets in Taiwan including the Yoga Tablet 2, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro and the Yoga 3 Pro with sizes ranging from 8- to 13-inch.

China vendors prepping for new wearable devices in 2015

Nov 19, 21:33

Supply chains are continuing to see strong demand for wearables as China vendors prepare to release new devices in 2015.

ACX expects revenues to peak in 4Q14

Nov 19, 15:14

Advanced Ceramic X (ACX), a Taiwan-based manufacturer of multi-layer ceramic devices and LTCC (low-temperature co-fired ceramic) modules for wireless communications, expects its fourth-quarter revenues to reach its highest quarterly level for 2014.

Digitimes Research: Samsung, white-box players looking to take over 10-15 million feature phone demand from Microsoft Mobile

Nov 19, 15:02

With Microsoft Mobile's announcement in July 2014 it will terminate its feature phone business within a year and a half, Samsung Electronics and China's white-box handset players have been aggressively competing for the market since the third quarter, and MediaTek and Spreadtrum are both expected to...

Moto 360 leads first wave of Android Wear devices, says Canalys

Nov 19, 13:58

Nearly five million smart and basic wearable bands shipped in the third quarter of 2014, with total unit shipments increasing 37% quarter on quarter as Android Wear made its mark for the first time, according to Canalys. Motorola Mobility's Moto 360 was by far the most successful of the initial Android...

Wearables market up 40% in 3Q14, says firm

Nov 19, 13:56

Consumer demand for wearable technology is rising fast, with third-quarter 2014 global shipments totaling 12.7 million units, up 40% from just over nine million units in third-quarter 2013, according to Futuresource Consulting.

Taiwan market: LG launches Wine Smart flip phone

Newswatch - Nov 19, 10:54

LG Electronics has launched its new flip smartphone, the LG Wine Smart, in the Taiwan market with a suggested retail price of NT$7,990 (US$260). LG aims to ship 6,000 units of the LG Wine Smart a month in the local market, according to Jackie Kim, director of mobile business at LG Taiwan.

LG Wine Smart clamshell phone

China market: Samsung adjusts handset distribution channels

Nov 18, 21:59

Samsung Electronics is adjusting its handset distribution channels in China in order to enhance its control over pricing as well as market trends. Samsung has seen its share in China's smartphone sector drop to slightly over 10%, which is comparable to that held by Xiaomi Technology, Coolpad, Lenovo...

Asustek said to be adopting Qualcomm solution for new ZenFone; looking for price cut from Intel

Nov 17, 22:37

In addition to CPUs from Intel, Asustek Computer is said to be planning to develop second-generation ZenFone smartphones using Qualcomm's solutions for 2015, according to sources from smartphone component makers, which added that Asustek is possibility looking to push Intel to cut prices on its third-generation...

China-Korea trade pact to weigh on foreign investments in Taiwan, says Foxconn chairman

Nov 17, 15:55

The consensus reached by China and Korea on a free trade agreement (FTA) is a warning to Taiwan as it will weigh on foreign investors for making investments in Taiwan, according to Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry).

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou

LG likely to increase ODM smartphone orders to Taiwan in 2015, say sources

Nov 17, 12:30

LG Electronics is expected to increase its ODM smartphone orders to Taiwan-based production partner, Arima Communications, to 3-4 million units in 2015 compared to slightly over one million units in 2014, according to sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain.

Wistron aims to ship 21 million notebooks in 2015

Nov 14, 15:27

Wistron aims to ship 21 million notebooks and 25 million smart hand-held devices including three million tablets for 2015, the company said at a November 13 investors conference.

Taiwan IC design houses developing IC parts for smartphone peripheral applications

Nov 14, 14:43

Taiwan-based IC design houses are foraying into the development of IC parts for smartphone peripheral applications such as wireless, rapid and mobile charging kits as well as wearable and multimedia devices, according to industry sources.

Connected things in use will reach 25 billion by 2020, says Gartner

Nov 14, 14:28

Gartner has forecast that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use in 2015, up 30% from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020. The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a powerful force for business transformation, and its disruptive impact will be felt across all industries and all areas of soci...

China-based smartphone vendors bracing for patent complaints, say sources

Nov 14, 12:37

International brands such Nokia, Microsoft and Ericsson, which hold numerous patents related mobile communications, reportedly are likely to take legal action against some China-based smartphone vendors for patent infringement, according to sources in Taiwan's handset supply chain.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship over 18 million smartphones in 3Q14

Nov 13, 20:04

Taiwan-based ODMs and own-brand makers shipped 18.4 million smartphones in total in the third quarter of 2014, increasing 6% on quarter and 11.7% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Asustek aims at 3rd largest global notebook market share for 2015

Nov 13, 19:15

Asustek Computer expects to ship 20.1 million notebooks (including notebook/tablet hybrid models) in 2014, increasing 6.9% on year, and aims to see 2015 shipments grow over 5% on year to attain the third-largest global market share, the company said at a November 12 investors conference.

Asustek faced with difficulty to reach 2015 target smartphone shipments due to competition from Xiaomi

Nov 13, 15:58

Asustek Computer has set target global shipments of 16 million smartphones for 2015, with China to be a focus market, but is expected to face difficulty due to price-performance competition in the China market from Xiaomi Technology, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

CPT expects steady 4G handset panel orders in 4Q14

Nov 13, 15:06

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) is reportedly seeing increased orders from China handset vendors looking to release new units in the fourth quarter of 2014 going into 2015, which is expected to help CPT's performance maintain stability as well as decrease its inventory through the rest of 2014.

China market: Xiaomi invests in TV content provider

Nov 13, 11:47

Xiaomi Technology has announced it will invest US$10 million in local Internet television company Youku Tudou, aiming to integrate Xiaomi's end devices with Youku Tudou's TV content, according to a China-based sina.com report.

Commentary: Are large-size smartphones really at odds with tablets?

Nov 13, 11:08

Many market watchers now believe that demand for tablets is set to decline, affected by reasons including a high penetration rate after three years of rapid growth, rising popularity of large-size smartphones and a sales rebound of low-priced notebooks.

Commentary: Are children a viable market for wearables?

Nov 12, 16:16

Several wearable device players in Europe, the US, Japan, China and Taiwan have turned their development focuses to child-use products hoping to attract demand.

China market: Local vendors to roll out ultra-thin smartphones

Nov 12, 12:21

China-based smartphone vendors, including Huawei, Oppo, Gionee and Vivo, are engaging in a race to roll out ultra-thin models, a job which has been played mainly by international brands, according to industry sources.

Sharp to increase supply of high-end smartphone panels to China

Nov 11, 20:18

Xiaomi in addition to various other handset vendors in China will increase purchases of high-end smartphone panels from Sharp. The orders are set to be used in units released as early as first-quarter 2015.

Foxconn sees over 10% sequential revenue growth in October

Nov 11, 16:16

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$469 billion (US$15.35 billion) for October, up 12.89% on month and 22.58% on year, mainly thanks to its strong consumer electronics shipments, while its PC and communication products also achieved steady on-month...

Xiaomi invests in 4G chip development, says sources

Nov 11, 11:58

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology and China-based IC design house Leadcore Technology have established a joint venture specifically for developing 4G chip solutions, according to sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments dip 3.6% on quarter in 3Q14

Nov 11, 11:02

Smartphone shipments in the China market declined 3.1% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as vendors found it hard to stimulate demand for their devices due to a lack of product differentiation, and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were not made available till mid-October, according to Digitimes...

Synnex Technology sees decreased October revenues

Nov 10, 21:30

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on November 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$27.1 billion (US$893 million) for October, decreasing on month by 20.1% on month and 3.6% on year.

Asustek sees revenues increase in October

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 16:17

Asustek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$46.569 billion (US$1.55 billion) for October 2014, representing a 12.02% increase on month and 12.16% increase on year.

Supply chain utilizations drop as China 4G development lags

Nov 10, 15:04

Following the release of the iPhone 6 coupled with less-than-expected 4G developments in China, handset vendors in China anticipate limited 4G handset shipments throughout the end of 2014 into the second quarter of 2015.

Commentary: Is it possible for Nokia to re-enter the mobile device market?

Nov 10, 11:47

Nokia, as hinted by its CFO Timo Ihamuotila at the company's latest conference call, is mulling the possibility of making a re-entry into the mobile device market, most likely in 2016.

Lenovo to launch low-cost Chromebook in early 2015

Nov 7, 14:27

Lenovo reportedly will launch Chromebook models targeting the sub-US$170 segment in early 2015, a move which will further drag down profits for notebook vendors, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Lenovo 3Q14 device sales hit record

Nov 7, 14:00

Lenovo on November 6 indicated that it sold 35.6 million notebooks, desktops, tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices globally during the second quarter of fiscal 2014 (ended third-quarter 2014), an historical high.

Digitimes Research: Thread to compete with ZigBee ZHA initially

Nov 6, 14:15

Thread, a new networking protocol for household appliances initiated by Google's Nest Labs, looks to compete with the ZHA (ZigBee Home Automation) standard, but there is a possibility for the two technologies to integrate together as they share some basic standards, according to Digitimes Research.

NAND flash controller unlikely the cause of recent iPhone 6 Plus problem

Nov 6, 14:11

Reports claimed recently that some 128GB iPhone 6 Plus users have their devices shut off without warning when downloading apps, with some users stating the phone has issues when more than 700 apps are installed. Triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash memory and controllers are being identified as the cause...

China market: China Unicom aims to ship 100 million dual-mode 4G devices in 2015, says report

Nov 6, 10:54

China United Network Communications (China Unicom) aims to sell 100 million FDD-LTE/TD-LTE dual-mode terminal devices in 2015, according to a report.

Taiwan market: Garmin begins marketing tire pressure detectors

Nov 5, 22:23

Garmin has started marketing tire pressure detectors packaged with its PND devices, in the Taiwan market as the government has ruled that new small-size sedans rolled out from November 2014 have to include tire pressure detectors.

Taiwan market: HTC to continue to be top Android smartphone vendor

Nov 4, 21:54

HTC's sales of smartphones in the Taiwan market in the fourth quarter of 2014 will be better than those recorded in the previous quarter, enabling HTC to continue to serve as the top vendor of Android phones in the local market, according to Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia.

Sony announces increased TV sales

Nov 4, 16:08

Sony has announced that its home entertainment and sound sales increased 7% on year (a 2% increase on a constant currency basis) to JPY282.4 billion (US$2.48 billion). This increase was primarily due to a significant increase in sales of TVs and the favorable impact of foreign exchange rates. Unit...

Sony LCD TV sales rebound

Lenovo, Huawei, Xiaomi, LG competing for third place in global smartphone vendor rankings

Nov 4, 14:33

China-based smartphone vendors including Lenovo, Huawei and Xiaomi Technology, as well as LG Electronics, are in an intense competition for the third place in the global vendor rankings, trailing after Samsung Electronics and Apple in terms of shipment volumes, according to Taiwan-based supply chain...

HTC October revenues drop 5.79% on month

Stockwatch - Nov 4, 12:09

HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.751 billion for October 2014, representing a 5.79% drop on month but 5.04% increase on year.

Microsoft reportedly plans to develop larger Surface Pro tablet

Nov 4, 00:43

Microsoft reportedly plans to roll out new Surface tablets with display sizes larger than current models, according to industry sources, citing an improvement in sales of its Surface Pro 3.

Foxconn re-joins China e-commerce industry

Nov 4, 00:22

Despite its previous failure in operating an e-commerce business, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has used its system that originally resided on China's e-commerce website T-Mall.com, and copied the model for an independent platform for the business, according to sources from the upstream...

Unimicron reports highest profits in five quarters

Nov 3, 11:08

PCB manufacturer Unimicron Technology has posted its highest profits in five quarters, buoyed by rising shipments of high-margin HDI PCBs for mobile devices.

HTC looks to moderate sales growth in 4Q14

Newswatch - Nov 3, 10:55

HTC expects its revenues to grow 2.6-12.2% sequentially to NT$43-47 billion (US$1.41-1.54 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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