Mobile devices
  • Huawei
    The US-China trade war has put Huawei, and in general the smartphone market, in limbo. Huawei has sharply cut orders for flagship smartphones, according to supply chain information available to Digitimes Research. The woeful smartphone...
  • Huawei cuts flagship smartphone orders
    Following its decision to axe orders for its entry-level and low-end smartphones that use non-Kirin processors in May, Huawei also began cutting orders in early June for its flagship smartphones including the existing P30 series and the upcoming Mate 30 series, according to Digitimes Research senior...
  • Asustek chairman Jonney Shih (left)
    Asustek Computer's smartphone business is expected to recover gradually thanks to strong demand for its new ZenFone 6 and the upcoming launch of its second-generation ROG Phone in the third quarter, according to company chairman Jonney Shih.
  • 5G
    The order visibility for Taiwan-based IC design houses for the third quarter of 2019 is unclear with prospects of seeing demand from the handset sector further soften later on, as the US-China trade row continues, and global macroeconomics begins to take the hit, according to industry sources.
  • wistron
    Moving out of China seems to be an irreversible trend for many IT products manufacturers at the moment. But where are they relocating? For Wistron, India is a key destination; for HHD vendors, their contract manufacturers are converging...
  • Asustek Computer will unveil its second-generation gaming phone, the ROG Phone II, in cooperation with Tencent Games in Beijing on July 23, and will also highlight the model at the forthcoming Chinajoy 2019 in early August to further enhance its presence in the market, according to company sources.
  • The US-China trade war has prompted noteboon vendors increasing their inventory until their ODMs move their production lines out of China. This will may be good news for the ODMs in the short term, as demand from clients may drop in the...
  • The Trump administration's move to bar Huawei from sourcing American technology has obvious ramifications for the Chinese technology giant, cutting it off from key suppliers and forcing it to seek sometimes scarce alternatives. However, the ban also carries severe ramifications for US-based firms Micron...
  • The VR/AR ecosystem is expanding in Taiwan along with the advancement of related technologies, as more firms are foraying into the sector eyeing the growth potential of this industry, according to industry sources.
  • 5g
    The US ban on Huawei does not seem to have dampened the industry players' interests in 5G, with many still expecting explosive growths to come soon. Handset vendors remain as keen as ever on rolling out 5G smartphones sooner rather than...
  • Taiwan's government has approved a budget of NT$20.4 billion (US$647.72 million) for facilitating the development of various value-added and verticalized application services under the 5G networks in the next four years, according to officials.
  • AR/VR device and solution providers are embracing the enterprise market by rolling out gadgets and solutions for industrial and commercial usage - a trend demonstrated by an array of products at the recently concluded AWE (Augmented World Expo) 2019.
  • Galaxy A50
    Samsung Electronics America is bringing its upgraded line of Galaxy A Series smartphones to the US this summer, beginning with the Galaxy A50, which will be available starting June 13 for US$349.99 (MSRP).
  • Huawei sees business to be impacted by US ban
    With Huawei already stocking up on crucial components, the US Commerce Department's ban will not stop Huawei from providing its products and services in the short term. However, the ban has spooked consumers, enterprises and telecom operators, shaking their confidence in Huawei's ability to continue...
  • The EMEA smartphone market reached 83.7 million units in the first quarter of 2019, a 3.3% drop on the same quarter last year, confirming recent trends of a slowing market, according to IDC. Total value was down more steeply, at US$26,78 million at retail value before sales tax, just over 10% less...
  • Foxconn will leverage its global capacity deployments to fully support clients if they need to adjust production to counter market uncertainties arising from the protracted US-China trade war, according to Liu Yang-wei, general manager of the firm's semiconductor sub-group.
  • Liu Yang-wei, general manager of Foxconn's semiconductor sub-group
    Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision) has unveiled a leadership overhaul, creating a new operations committee with nine senior executives to manage its operations and make strategic decisions, as chairman Terry Gou will step down while seeking to run in Taiwan's 2020 presidential election.
  • HTC Taiwan president Darren Chen
    In response to its weak smartphone sales in the previous months due to a lack of new models, HTC has rolled out two new smartphones targeting the mid-range segment - the U19e and Desire 19+.
  • Canalys has revised downward its smartphone shipment forecast this year to 1.35 billion units, a 3.1% decrease on year. The revision is to reflect "an uncertain future" resulted from the escalating trade war between the US and China.
  • huawei
    Trade restrictions imposed by the US government on Huawei are set to have an adverse impact on the China-based vendor's smartphone shipments in 2019, according to Digitimes Research. A substantial fall in its overseas shipments will drag down Huawei's overall smartphone shipments this year to 160-190...
  • Cees Link, GM of wireless connectivity business unit at Qorvo
    Along with Skyworks and Broadcom as the world's top-3 providers of RF (radio frequency) solutions for advanced wireless devices, US-based Qorvo is keen on promoting Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax) with the belief that the next-generation wireless standard and 5G will go hand in hand ushering in a more comprehensive...
  • Asustek marks its 30th anniversary
    Asustek Computer is exhibiting its latest personal, business and gaming hardware at the Asus and Republic of Gamers (ROG) booths at Computex 2019.
  • The new Arm Cortex-A77 CPU core and Mali-G77 graphics part, designed for premium smartphones slated for launch next year, have been debuted at the ongoing Computex 2019 in Taipei.
  • computex
    Computex 2019, as one of the world's most important bridges connecting different parts of the global ICT ecosystem, opens in Taipei on May 28, with the edition this year focusing on the latest tech trends such as AI, IoT, 5G, blockchain, innovations, startups, gaming and XR.
  • Huawei's HiSilicon has been ramping up 7nm chip orders placed with foundry partner TSMC to ensure adequate supply for Huawei's flagship P30 series smartphones through at least the end of this year, according to industry sources.

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