Taipei, Thursday, May 26, 2016 13:00 (GMT+8)
thunderstorms
Taipei
28°C
Digitimes Research: Taiwan sees decreased handset shipments in 4Q15
Luke Lin, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Friday 26 February 2016]

Total handset shipments by Taiwan-based brand vendors and ODMs reached 17.94 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, decreasing 5.7% on quarter and 29% on year, according to data compiled by Digitimes Research.

Among handset vendors, HTC and Acer saw their smartphone shipments increase in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to a month earlier, while Asustek Computer suffered sequential shipment decline during the period.

Combined shipments of handset ODMs, including Compal Electronics, Foxconn, Arima Communications and Wistron, dropped 20% sequentially in the fourth quarter, Digitimes Research noted.

Orders from Sony Mobile Communications, Microsoft Mobile and BlackBerry continued to decrease in the fourth quarter, affecting shipments at Taiwan-based ODMs.

Arima shipped less than 1.5 million smartphones in the fourth quarter as ODM client Asustek delayed some shipments to 2016. Although Compal received new orders from China-based LeTV in the quarter, the new orders were not sufficient enough to make up for the decreased orders from other clients, said Digitimes Research.

HTC regained its title as the top handset supplier in Taiwan in 2015, but saw its shipments continue to slide for the fourth consecutive year, to 16.9 million units. Asustek managed to double its shipments to 14 million units in 2015 and ranked as the fourth largest supplier, trailing after Foxconn and Compal.

For all of 2015, combined handset shipments at Taiwan's ODMs and brand vendors reached 76.58 million units, decreasing 9.7% from a year earlier.

This article is an excerpt from a Digitimes Research Quarterly Data Report (Taiwan handsets – 4Q 2015). Visit our latest Data reports.

Realtime news
  • Taiwan market: Samsung launches new Galaxy J7 and J5 smartphones

    Mobile + telecom | 47min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Wi-SUN widely used in Japan, but internationalization faces problems

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 53min ago

  • Sony to see increased LCD TV shipments in 2016

    Displays | 2h ago

  • AUO presents AMOLED technology at SID Display Week 2016

    Displays | 2h 4min ago

  • Lattice pASSPs to enter production in August

    Bits + chips | 2h 8min ago

  • Taiwan market: Smartphone sales slow down in April

    Mobile + telecom - Newswatch | May 25, 22:40

  • ASE, SPIL halt trading pending release of material information

    Bits + chips | May 25, 21:01

  • Big Data Expo 2016 begins on May 25 in China

    Before Going to Press | May 25, 21:52

  • Small motherboard players aggressively seeking new business opportunities

    Before Going to Press | May 25, 21:00

  • Taiwan market: Smartphone sales slow down in April

    Before Going to Press | May 25, 20:41

  • Market watchers pessimistic about 2-in-1 market

    Before Going to Press | May 25, 20:34

  • Server management SoC provider Aspeed to see revenues grow 30% in 2016

    Before Going to Press | May 25, 20:33

  • MLS reportedly cooperates with IDG Capital Partners to bid for Ledvance

    Before Going to Press | May 25, 20:16

  • DLC-coated glass to potentially replace sapphire cover glass

    Before Going to Press | May 25, 20:14

  • UltraChip revenues to rise in 2Q, 3Q16

    Before Going to Press | May 25, 20:05

Pause
 | 
View more
Innodisk Corporation
Display panels for wearable devices
The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.