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Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments to drop nearly 30% on quarter in 1Q15
Luke Lin, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei

Taiwan-based brand vendors and ODMs will ship a total of 18.05 million handsets in the first quarter of 2015, down 29.4% on quarter but up 11.2% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Of the total shipments for the quarter, smartphones will account for 16.55 million units, decreasing by 25.3% from the previous quarter but increasing 25.1% from a year earlier.

The top-three ODMs, Chi Mei Communication Systems (CMCS), Compal Electronics and Arima Communications, will see their combined shipments slip over 30% sequentially in the first quarter due to decreasing orders from Sony Mobile Communications and Microsoft Mobile, Digitimes Research pointed out.

Smartphone vendor HTC will see its shipments fall within a range of 10% on quarter in the first quarter, buoyed by orders for its mid-range models. Smartphone shipments from Asustek Computer and Acer aree xpected to dive 35% and 50% sequentially in the quarter due to high inventories at channels, Digitimes Research estimates.

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