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Notebook vendors concerned about Apple application for USB/SD hybrid port patent, say Taiwan makers

Jul 5, 15:51

Apple has filed a patent application with the USPTO for a hybrid USB/SD port which combines a USB port with SD card slot to save space to make notebooks slimmer. Ultrabook vendors...

Apple plans to split orders to new suppliers

Jun 26, 22:10

Apple is planning to split its upstream orders among 2-3 makers instead of relying on only 1-2 major makers, in an effort to avoid the risk of placing all its eggs in one basket....

Digitimes Research: China 3G service subscribers to top 300 million in 1H13

Jun 26, 21:49

The number of 3G service subscribers in China is expected to top 322 million by the end of the first half of 2013, representing a penetration rate of 27.1%. Meanwhile, sales of smartphones...

Western European mobile phone market declines in 1Q13, driven by smartphone slowdown, says IDC

Jun 26, 11:39

The Western European mobile phone market shrank in the first quarter of 2013 due to a lower than expected slowdown in the smartphone shipments, according to IDC. Total shipments dropped...

TSMC reaches deal with Apple to supply 20nm, 16nm and 10nm chips, sources claim

Jun 24, 13:07

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and its IC design service partner Global UniChip have secured a three-year agreement with Apple to supply foundry services for the...

Commentary: Foxconn faces more labor problems

Jun 21, 14:07

To show the importance of labor rights, Apple became the first IT company to join the Fair Labor Association (FLA) in 2012 and through the association, Apple began inspections of...

Apple gives a sneak peek of next-generation Mac Pro

Jun 11, 11:16

Apple has showed a sneak peek into the future of the pro desktop with a first look at the next-generation Mac Pro. Designed around a unified thermal core, the Mac Pro introduces a...

Apple upgrades MacBook Air with fourth-generation Intel Core CPUs

Jun 11, 10:39

Apple has updated MacBook Air with all-day battery life, fourth-generation Intel Core processors with faster graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and flash storage that is up to 45% faster than...

Apple supply chain expected to see increased performance in 3Q13

Jun 10, 22:29

Cover glass makers and backlighting module makers in Apple's supply chain are expected to start seeing increased performances in the third quarter of 2013 largely due to the company...

Upstream notebook supply chain sees growing orders in June

Jun 5, 20:48

Orders from notebook brand vendors to the upstream supply chain have started growing strong recently and are expected to benefit the supply chain's overall shipments in the second...

New-generation iPad to enter volume production in July-August

Jun 3, 19:20

Volume production of a new-generation 9.7-inch iPad will begin in July-August with shipments in the third quarter estimated at five million units. Meanwhile, a second-generation iPad...

Apple, Samsung, Microsoft to show new products after Computex 2013

Jun 3, 16:49

June has become a popular month for IT players to release their new products. Intel's Haswell-based processors as well as new tablets from Asustek Computer and Acer are all set to...

Digitimes Research: 2Q13 brand tablet shipments to reach 34 million units

Jun 3, 12:02

Following the low season in the first quarter of 2013, many vendors from the non-iPad tablet camp will introduce new affordable models running on the Google Android platform in the...

Global tablet sales in 2Q13 may fall 20-30% sequentially, say Taiwan makers

May 29, 15:42

Global tablet sales in the second quarter of 2013, due to off-season effects and consumers deferring purchases in anticipation of new models to be launched in the third quarter, are...

Apple reportedly to release 2 new iPhones in 3Q13

May 28, 22:14

Apple reportedly plans to launch two models of its iPhone family in the third quarter of 2013 and has asked makers in the supply chain to prepare production capacity for 20 million...

Windows 8 expected to take up 5-8% of global tablet shipments in 2013, say Taiwan makers

May 22, 20:36

Possibly because Microsoft has lowered licensing rates for Windows 8 for use in tablets, many vendors are developing Windows 8 tablets for launch in the second half of 2013, and thus...

Apple MacBook orders to rise 20% sequentially in 2Q13

May 20, 15:33

As Apple is ready to release its new MacBook products in the near future, sources from the upstream supply chain has revealed that their orders for MacBook devices are estimated to...

Asia Pacific leads worldwide mobile phone sales growth in 1Q13, says Gartner

May 16, 22:10

Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totaled nearly 426 million units in the first quarter of 2013, a slight increase of 0.7% from the same period in 2012, according to Gartner...

BlackBerry to offer BBM on Android and iOS platforms

May 15, 22:16

BlackBerry plans to offer its messenger app, BBM, to competing platforms such as Google's Android and Apple's iOS.

New generation iPhone may adopt sapphire crystal glass for home button

May 15, 21:46

Market rumors that the new generation of Apple's iPhone may adopt sapphire crystal glass for the home button have been circulating and Taiwan-based sapphire substrate maker Tera Xtal...

Pegatron to expand workforce by 40% in 2H12

May 10, 12:19

Pegatron Technology CEO Jason Cheng, at the company's recent investors meeting, said that the company will start expanding its production workforce in mid-June with the worker number...

China market: Local vendors compete with Apple, Samsung in high-end smartphone segment

May 3, 15:24

First-tier China-based vendors including Huawei Device, ZTE, Coolpad, Lenovo and Oppo have launched or will launch high-end smartphones in the China market at relatively low prices...

Apple and Samsung to ship a combined 110 million tablets in 2013

May 3, 12:16

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers have received surging orders from international tablet vendors and China-based white-box ones, according to Taiwan-based supply chain sources, adding...

Apple likely to launch low-cost iPhone in small volumes, say Taiwan makers

May 3, 12:14

Rumors have continued to abound about Apple's forthcoming low-cost iPhone as the US-based smartphone vendor is scheduled to host its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2013 in...

TSMC reportedly to grab 100% of AP orders for 2014 model iPhone

May 2, 21:43

Apple is expected to contract TSMC to manufacture all the application processors (APs) used in the 2014 model of its iPhone slated to launch in the second half of the year, industry...

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Cable maker Lintes to see increasing Thunderbolt demand in 2H13

Apr 30, 11:50

Taiwan-based connector and cable maker Lintes expects to benefit from increasing demand for Thunderbolt products in the second half of 2013 as more high-end PCs and Ultra HD TVs will...

Metal chassis suppliers remain confident about future performance

Apr 25, 13:59

As Apple is reportedly planning to adopt plastic chassis for its next-generation iPhone to save costs, market watchers are concerned that the strategy may lead to a trend which would...

MacBook shipments to grow 10% in 2Q13

Apr 24, 22:21

Apple's MacBook shipments in the second quarter are expected to grow 10% sequentially as the company has almost finished digesting its excess inventory and should start placing new...

Apple reports fiscal 2Q13 results

Apr 24, 12:16

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 second quarter ended March 30, 2013. The company posted quarterly revenues of US$43.6 billion and quarterly net profits of...

China market: Apple shares over 71% of 4Q12 consumer tablet sales, says Analysys

Apr 19, 14:55

Apple occupied 71.6% of consumer tablets sold in the China market during the fourth quarter of 2012, according to China-based Analysys International.

Apple reportedly stops placing Mac component orders

Apr 17, 22:26

Apple has reportedly stopped placing component orders for its Mac series products recently and related upstream suppliers so far have not yet received any word about when the US-based...

Production of fifth-generation iPad to begin in July-August, say sources

Apr 9, 15:56

Volume production of the fifth-generation 9.7-inch iPad will kick off in July-August 2013, according to sources with Taiwan-based supply chain makers. Yield rates for key components,...

Apple may see single-digit shipment growth for MacBooks in 2013

Apr 8, 22:46

Apple MacBook shipments may only see single-digit growth in 2013, as related upstream component suppliers still have not yet seen any major increases in orders, according to sources...

Apple FPCB suppliers to see flat performance in March-April

Apr 3, 12:46

Flexible PCB makers Career Technology, Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Flexium Interconnect, which supply FPCBs to Apple for iPhones, are expected to post flat performance in March-April...

Apple cuts iPad mini shipments for 2Q13

Mar 27, 20:10

Apple has reportedly cut its shipments of the iPad mini to between 10-12 million units for the second quarter of 2013, according to industry sources. The figure is based on shipment...

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  • Mitac Holdings to see 3Q14 non-operating profit of NT$191 million from Synnex

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  • IC design houses to ramp up new analog ICs for fast-charging

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  • China-based IC design houses land fingerprint sensor orders from China handset vendors

    Before Going to Press | Sep 30, 20:22

  • Taiwan market: InFocus launches M510t smartphone via cooperation with Asia Pacific Telecom

    Before Going to Press | Sep 30, 19:52

  • TSMC lands new FPGA and SoC orders from Altera

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