MediaTek reportedly planning 6nm 5G SoC
MediaTek reportedly has plans to roll out 6nm 5G mobile SoCs with volume production slated to kick off in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Notebook vendors are introducing new features and form factors trying to inject new momentum into the mature PC market. Apple is said to be introducing a new ultra-thin-bezel notebook with a 16-inch display fitted into a taditional 15-inch...
5G phones to become mainstream in 2023
Shipments of 5G smartphones are expected to surpass those of 4G models to become the mainstream in 2023, according to market watchers.
European wearable market grows 154% in 2Q19, says IDC
Shipments of wearable devices in Europe grew 154.4% on year to 13.4 million units in the second quarter of 2019, with earwear accounting for 52.3% of shipments in the region, followed by watches (26.7%) and wrist bands (20.7%), according to IDC.
TSMC raises forecast for 5G phone penetration for 2020
TSMC CEO CC Wei has disclosed the foundry's more optimism about chip demand for 5G smartphones in 2020, and its forecast of the 5G smartphone penetration rate next year has already been revised upward to 15% from its previous single-digit estimate made six months ago.
The impact of the shortages of Intel's 14nm CPUs seems to be rippling out from the PC to the sever sector. Sever ODMs now see tight supply for Intel 14nm CPUs with their stocks reportedly going under safe levels. Despite the pressure, the server...
Supply chain optimistic about Pixel 4 shipments
Global shipments of Google's just-unveiled Pixel 4 lineup are expected to approach 12-14 million units as the company is expanding its cooperation with telecom operators to promote the new models, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.
Huawei has announced that during the first three quarters of 2019 it generated CNY610.8 billion (US$86.05 billion) in revenues, an increase of 24.4% on year. The company's net profit margin in the period was 8.7%.
FIH to see sales driven by shipments for Google Pixel 4
FIH Mobile, a Hong Kong-listed handset arm of Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry), is expected to see its fourth-quarter revenues driven by shipments for the new Google Pixel 4 device, according to market sources.
Apple Watch is emerging as a crucial cash cow for its vendor, but it seems a hot potato for its most veteran assembler Quanta Computer, which reportedly is considering stopping assembly operation for the device in 2020 amid thinning profitability, according to industry sources.
No one could do better than TSMC when it comes to predicting the possible size of next year's 5G smartphone market, as the top foundry house can rely on order visibility from chip clients to support its estimation. Now some industry sources have cited TSMC's internal estimates as expecting global
Google has unveiled its latest smartphones, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, and will team up with Taiwan Mobile to campaign the new lineup along with its Pixel 3a and Nest Mini smart speakers in Taiwan by the end of 2019.
Google announces new Pixel 4 smartphone
Google has unveiled the Pixel 4 smartphone that packs new technology into a new design and is pre-installed with the latest version of Android.
Tight supply lingers for high-end phone camera lenses
Supply of high-end camera lens for smartphones has been tight thanks to handset vendors rushing to incorporate multi-lens solutions into their new models, indicating bright shipment prospect for major lens makers such as Largan Precision in the fourth quarter of 2019 and beyond, according to industry...
Global shipments of 5G phones could approach 300 million units in 2020, much higher than most market observers expect, according to industry sources, citing an internal estimate at TSMC.
Highlights of the day: iPhone 11 series fuels TSMC sales
Strong demand from the 5G sector is apparently not the only factor driving TSMC's sales growth. The foundry house is gaining growth momentum from better-than-expected sales of Apple's iPhone 11 series for fourth-quarter 2019, and first-quarter...
China's handset vendor Oppo has been growing its smartphone sales at home and overseas thanks to the adoption of a two-pronged strategy, according to market observers.
China-based handset vendors Oppo and Vivo both are reportedly accelerating the developments of 5G smartphones and are expected to roll out their respective 5G phones at the end of 2019 or in early 2020, which will be about 2-3 months ahead of schedule, according to sources from Taiwan's IC supply ch...
TSMC sales outlook brightens
Sales of the iPhone 11 series have been better-than-expected, brightening the outlook for TSMC's sales performance in the following quarters, according to market observers.
Synnex Technology September revenues down on year
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$29.715 billion (US$956 million) for September, increasing 3.17% sequentially but decreasing 19.00% on year.
Highlights of the day: TI revamping sales practice
Texas Instruments is revamping the way of selling its products, relying less on distributors. TI earlier this month decided to terminate Avnet's rights to distributing its products starting 2021, and Taiwan-based WPG and WT Micro have just disclosed their distribution...
Buoyed by brisk sales of the iPhone 11 lineup, Apple is likely to outrace Huawei to recapture second place in the global smartphone vendor ranking in the fourth quarter of 2019 after losing out to the Chinese rival since the second quarter of 2018, according to market watchers.
Samsung announces earnings guidance for 3Q19
Samsung Electronics has announced its earnings guidance for the third quarter of 2019, expecting consolidated sales to reach KRW62 trillion (US$51.94 billion) and consolidated operating profit to come to KRW7.7 trillion.
EMC upbeat about 4Q19
Taiwan's leading CCL maker Elite Material (EMC) expects significant revenues for fourth-quarter 2019, bolstered by encouraging sales of iPhone 11, according to industry soruces.
HTC reports robust sales for September
HTC has reported revenues of NT$1.275 billion (US$41.24 million) for September, up 73.7% on month and 1.53% on year. The annual gains for the month were the company's first in two years.
Global tablet shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
2019 global tablet shipments will slide significantly from the level of 2018 as brand tablets are experiencing weakening momentum...
Global smartphone shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global smartphone shipments will continue to decline for the second year in 2019. Although emerging markets have demand coming...
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Notebook shipments in 2019 are estimated to show a 1.6% increase with vendors ramping up inventory in preparation for the US-China...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2020 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
Notebooks, smartphones and tablets are expected to see mixed shipment performances in 2019. Notebook shipments will grow mildly...
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
According to Digitimes Research's observation, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based...
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...