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  • Last update: Thursday 2 July 2015 [1154 news items]

Should Apple watchers be taking note of a UK IPO?

Jul 7, 23:08

On July 3, England-based Intelligent Energy offered up 16.2 million shares, or 8.76% of the company's capital, to raise approximately US$92 million and put the overall value of the...

Samsung/Globalfoundries team reportedly lands 14nm orders from Qualcomm, Apple

Jul 1, 13:53

The Samsung Electronics and Globalfoundries team reportedly has landed orders for its 14nm FinFET process from Qualcomm and Apple, with related foundry services to begin in early...

Wearable demand tied in to iWatch release, say market watchers

Jun 30, 21:59

Despite the fact that brand vendors such as Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have launched smart watches equipped with Google's Android Wear, market watchers believe wearable...

Apple releases new iPod touch starting at US$199

Jun 27, 11:32

Apple has announced its 16GB iPod touch is now available in several colors and equipped with a 5-megapixel iSight camera for US$199.

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Apple rejects Catcher iPhone 6 chassis; places extra orders with Jabil and Foxconn, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 24, 15:26

Catcher Technology's 4.7-inch iPhone 6 chassis has reportedly been rejected by Apple due to defects in the connecting areas between the plastic and metal parts, forcing Apple to place...

Taiwan retail chain offers old iPad trade-in program

Jun 24, 12:12

Taiwan's retail chain Tsann Kuen is cooperating with Apple to let customers trade in their old iPads for iPad Airs at discounted prices.

Apple to mass produce 12-inch MacBook Air in 3Q14

Jun 23, 22:03

Apple's new 12-inch MacBook Air will enter mass production in the third quarter, filling the gap between the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Airs as well as enhancing Apple's leadership in...

Knowles and Infineon are top suppliers of packaged MEMS microphones and bare microphone dies, says IHS

Jun 19, 15:37

The global market for MEMS microphone chips is split into dual segments that are dominated by two suppliers: Knowles and Infineon Technologies AG, according to IHS.

Apple introduces new entry-level 21.5-inch iMac

Jun 19, 15:00

Apple has introduced a new 21.5-inch iMac starting at US$1,099. Featuring an ultra-thin design, a 21.5-inch display, Core i5 processors and the latest OS X operating system, the new...

Apple 21.5-inch entry-level iMac all-in-one PC

China market: Coolpad is top 4G smartphone vendor in May, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 19, 11:47

Coolpad ranked as the top 4G smartphone vendor in the China market in May with a 23.1% share in the segment, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) cited Sino Market...

Digitimes Research: Apple, Samsung remain top-2 smartphone vendors in 1Q14; Xiaomi, Coolpad enter top-5

Jun 10, 16:16

In the first quarter of 2014, Samsung Electronics and Apple together continued to account for almost half of the global smartphone market with LG Electronics staying in third position,...

Apple to acquire Beats Music and Beats Electronics for US$3 billion

May 29, 15:22

Apple has announced that it has agreed to acquire the streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers and audio softw...

Foxconn rumored to land 5.5-inch iPhone orders; Wistron gets 4-inch phone orders

May 27, 15:18

Apple is rumored to release a 5.5-inch and a 4.7-inch iPhone in 2014 with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) said to be manufacturing both models, while Pegatron has...

Handset vendors to compete for audio performance

May 23, 15:50

Handset vendors are likely to enter a new round of competition to upgrade their sound-processing technology in order to deliver high quality audio content through their smartphones,...

Digitimes Research: Apple biggest winner in China 4G smartphone sales in 1Q14

May 23, 11:56

Shipments of smartphones in the China market declined 6.4% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014 as consumers delayed plans for the purchase of new phones or replacements, given...

Transcend introduces storage expansion cards for Apple notebooks

May 23, 10:08

Memory module maker Transcend Information has rolled out four models of its JetDrive Lite-series storage expansion cards for Apple's MacBook Pro and MacBook Air notebooks.

Over 41 million branded tablets ship worldwide in 1Q14 as Samsung continues to close the gap behind Apple, says ABI Research

May 19, 12:52

Apple and Samsung Electronics combined for 71% of the 41.3 million branded tablets in the first quarter of 2014, according to ABI Research. This is the closest the two leading vendors...

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments drop 5.5% on year in 1Q14; HP, Asustek, Apple enjoy growth

Apr 24, 14:29

Taiwan and worldwide notebook shipments dropped 13.8% and 14.2% sequentially, and 6.8% and 5.5% on year, respectively in the first quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research's...

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments drop 30% sequentially in 1Q14

Apr 23, 21:59

Global tablet shipments reached only 58.56 million units in the first quarter of 2014, down almost 30% sequentially, but up 4.6% on year despite Samsung Electronics trying to boost...

Panel supply chain expects performance to increase in 2Q14

Apr 23, 20:49

The panel supply chain expects performance to increase in the second quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.

China market: Apple, Samsung account for 85% of 4G LTE smartphone market in January-February

Apr 18, 16:04

Apple and Samsung Electronics combined took an 85% share of the 4G LTE smartphone market in China in the first two months of 2014, according to data compiled by China-based Sino Market...

Commentary: Foxconn relies too heavily on Apple

Apr 18, 15:07

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is exposing itself to high risks by relying too much on a single client. Foxconn has revealed that its biggest client accounted for...

China market: Apple dominates 4G smartphones sales in January-February 2014, says Sino Market Research

Apr 14, 10:24

Apple had a dominant market share of 58.7% for 4G smartphones sold in the China market in January-February 2014, followed by Samsung Electronics with 26.4%, Coolpad 9.4%, K-Touch...

Some China PCB makers pose threat to Taiwan makers

Apr 11, 16:07

Some China-based PCB makers, including Founder Technology, Guangdong Goworld and Taigerbuilder Circuit (Suzhou), have entered the supply chains of Apple, Acer and HTC, becoming competitors...

FPCB suppliers reportedly deliver samples for Apple iWatch validation

Apr 8, 21:52

Flexible PCB suppliers Flexium Interconnect, Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology reportedly have delivered FPCB samples for use in iWatch devices to Apple for validation,...

Apple iWatch said to release in 3Q13 with Quanta, TPK, Richtek in supply chain, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 8, 16:19

Apple is rumored to unveil its wearable device iWatch in the third quarter and will target 65 million units in shipments for 2014, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily...

Apple reportedly to develop baseband chips for iPhones in house, say sources

Apr 7, 22:28

Apple reportedly plans to form a R&D team to develop baseband processors for use in iPhones to be released in 2015 and will place the baseband chip orders with Samsung Electronics...

MEMS microphones broadcast strong growth; Apple and Samsung are the top buyers, says IHS

Apr 2, 14:52

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) microphones, used in best-selling devices like Apple's iPhone, face a resonant future as the market keeps climbing in the coming years, according...

Apple placing next-generation iPhone battery orders with Simplo and Desay

Mar 26, 21:45

Apple has reportedly placed its next-generation iPhone battery orders with only two suppliers: Taiwan-based Simplo Technology and China-based Shenzhen Desay Battery Technology. Dynapack,...

Apple pushing automated production

Mar 24, 13:37

Apple is planning to have its iPhone batteries fully manufactured on automated production lines in 2014 to reduce its manpower demand. The move is expected to trigger other brand...

Digitimes Research: Google, Apple extend to automobile electronics industry

Mar 19, 15:10

In addition to the smart mobile device markets, Apple and Google have also been expanding their presence in other industries such as automobile electronics.

Digitimes Research: 12-inch tablets facing development hurdles

Mar 14, 15:01

Brand vendors have started showing interests in large-size tablets since early 2014. In addition to Apple's rumored 12.85-inch tablet, Samsung Electronics has already launched a 12.2-inch...

ASE may land more packaging orders for Apple A8 CPUs

Mar 11, 21:40

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) may land a higher portion of packaging orders for Apple's next-generation A8 processor than the 20% expected previously, according to industry...

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TSMC 20nm wafer production delayed temporarily, but will not affect shipments

Mar 11, 13:45

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has confirmed that its 20nm wafer starts were delayed recently due to a specification issue of materials used in its CMP (chemical...

Apple to end 13-inch MacBook Pro production, Intel to offer second-generation ultrabooks, say Taiwan makers

Mar 5, 14:07

Apple is expected to stop production of the 13-inch MacBook Pro in the second half of 2014 and will replace the product line with thinner models equipped with a Retina display. Meanwhile,...

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    Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina notebook

    Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with the new Force Touch trackpad, fifth-generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Graphics 6100. The new trackpad...

    Photo: Company, Mar 12.

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    Apple MacBook Air notebook

    Apple has updated the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air and added up to two times faster flash to the 13-inch MacBook Air. The updated 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air now feature fifth-generation...

    Photo: Company, Mar 12.

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    Apple new 12-inch ultra-thin MacBook

    Apple has unveiled a new MacBook product line. Apple claims every component has been redesigned to create a Mac that weighs just two pounds and is 13.1mm thin. The new MacBook features...

    Photo: Company, Mar 12.

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    Apple Watch smartwatches

    Apple has announced that the Apple Watch will be available on April 24 to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US. The Apple Watch...

    Photo: Company, Mar 10.

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    Apple Mac mini

    Apple has updated Mac mini with the latest technologies and a new lower starting price. The Mac mini now features Intel's fourth-generation Core processors, integrated graphics, 802.11ac...

    Photo: Company, Oct 21.

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  • 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.