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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...

Apple acquisition of WiFiSlam heating up competition for location-based indoor services, say sources

Mar 27, 14:26

Apple's recent announcement for the acquisition of WiFiSlam, an indoor GPS solutions startup, appears to have attracted much attention as the move is likely to heat up competition...

Simplo, Dynapack to supply battery packs for iPhone, say sources

Mar 27, 11:41

Apple, in a bid to hike yield rates and production efficiency through competition, has selected Taiwan-based Simplo Technology and Dynapack International Technology to join the iPhone...

Simplo and Dynapack to join iPhone supply chain

Apple expected to release Ultra HD TV

Mar 26, 20:40

Apple is reportedly continuing to develop a TV rumored to be called the iTV, which is likely to support Ultra HD (3840 by 2160) along with voice and motion control functions and Internet...

Samsung Display expected to fall out of Apple supply chain, says Korea media report

Mar 26, 15:41

Apple is unlikely to further use displays made by Samsung Display throughout 2013, as the company has yet to send a request for quotation (RFQ) to Samsung, according to a Korea-based...

Thin-film touch panel providers expect to see increased orders from Apple in 3Q13

Mar 25, 21:54

Thin-film touch panel suppliers for Apple are expected to see a large increase in orders from the company in the third quarter of 2013 in preparation for the release of Apple's next-generation...

Commentary: Foxconn does not need Sharp Mexico plant

Mar 22, 16:29

According to Japan-based media, Sharp originally wanted to sell its LCD TV plant in Mexico to Taiwan-based Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), and the negotiation was...

TSMC to tape out Apple A7 processor in March, say sources

Mar 13, 21:36

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to tape out Apple's A7 processor on a 20nm process in March and then move the chip into risk production in May-June,...

Commentary: Foxconn relies heavily on Apple

Mar 13, 14:41

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) reported February consolidated revenues of NT$235.06 billion, showing an on-month decrease close to 25% and an on-year decrease of...

Intel may obtain 10% of Apple A7 processor orders, say institutional investors

Mar 12, 16:00

Foundry service providers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Samsung Electronics are reportedly competing for Apple's A7 processor orders. Rumors regarding the...

Samsung, Apple to step into path toward wireless charging for smartphones

Mar 8, 12:01

Following the steps of Nokia, LG Electronics and HTC, Samsung Electronics and Apple are expected to add wireless charging capability to their flagship models in 2013, according to...

Apple iPad and iPad mini shipments may be affected by lack of touch screen sensors

Mar 7, 14:20

Japan-based Nissha Printing, Apple's main supplier of thin-film touch sensors for the iPad mini, may not be able to supply enough of the sensors for Apple's next-generation iPad and...

Apple adjusts iPad and iPad mini shipments, supplpy chains expected to be affected

Mar 7, 13:44

Apple is currently adjusting shipment estimates for its iPad and iPad mini products in 2013 to 33 million and 55 million, respectively, according to industry sources.

Component shipments for iMac in March may not bounce back to January level

Mar 5, 11:50

Component shipments for Apple's new iMac suffered a big drop on month in February due to fewer working days caused by the Lunar New Year holidays and March shipments are also expected...

With Intel grabbing Altera orders, can we now begin speculating about future Apple hookup?

Feb 27, 17:38

Since Intel has opened up its fabs to other fabless IC firms, the Silicon Valley giant will pose a threat to TSMC at some point when it comes to high-volume orders, including future...

MEMS microphone shipments rise 57% in 2012, says IHS

Feb 27, 10:32

Shipments of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) microphones in 2012 amounted to 2.05 billion units, up 57% from 1.30 billion in 2011, according to IHS iSuppli. Shipments will climb...

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