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Chipset solution supply to play a key role in year-end smartphone sales, say sources

Sep 24, 12:08

The ability of smartphone vendors to secure sufficient supplies of key components, particularly chipset solutions, will be crucial for them to win in the sales competition during...

Maps and Passbook in iOS 6 help propel Apple App Store growth in 2012, says IHS

Sep 20, 15:58

With the addition of the new Maps platform and Passbook app to its iOS 6 operating system, Apple has extended the reach of its smartphone and tablet ecosystem into the real world,...

Genuine C&C invests in Apple retailer in China

Sep 20, 14:06

Genuine C&C, a Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics distributor, on September 19 announced an investment in China-based Wuhan Xinsheng Technology, a licensed retail chain...

Apple iPhone 5 carries US$199 BOM, says IHS

Sep 19, 16:08

The new iPhone 5 carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$199 for the low-end model with 16GB of NAND flash memory, according to a preliminary virtual teardown conducted by the IHS...

PCB makers TPT, APCB entering iPad mini supply chain, say sources

Sep 18, 14:58

PCB makers Taiwan PCB Techvest (TPT) and Advanced Printed Circuit Board (APCB) have reportedly entered into the supply chain of the much speculated iPad mini, with TPT offering main...

TXC revenues to hit new high in September, ramping up capacity for new orders

Sep 17, 16:20

Quartz component maker TXC is expected to see its revenues continue to hit a new record in September 2012 after revenues topped an historic high of NT$972 million (US$33 million)...

Handset accessory firms to benefit from new features of iPhone 5

Sep 14, 15:26

Handset accessory firms expect to see increasing sales of protective cases and loudspeakers due to iPhone 5's new features such as the 4-inch screen and new Lightning connector, according...

Rumors circulate again about Apple mulling CPU supplier change

Sep 14, 15:11

Rumors have begun to circulate the chip industry again that Apple has been in talks with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) about the design flow of its next-generation...

Taiwan-based panel makers slowly fade from Apple supply chain

Sep 14, 14:53

Taiwan-based panel makers are seeing decreasing orders for Apple products such as the iPad 2 due to decreasing demand for products that do not have Retina display or in-cell technology,...

Commentary: Weakening competition allows Apple to play safe with iPhone 5

Sep 14, 13:52

Apple has finally launched the much-anticipated iPhone 5 with upgraded hardware and software specifications as compared to its predecessor, but not delivering any breakthroughs in...

Fifth-generation iPod shipments to reach 5 million by year-end 2012

Sep 14, 01:30

Apple's recently released fifth-generation iPod is expected to reach shipments of five million units by the end of 2012 due to the devices upgraded technology and larger screen size,...

iPhone 5 strong debut to affect non-iPhone camp, but may trigger patent war on LTE

Sep 13, 14:53

The iPhone 5 has made a strong debut in terms of design, Retina display, A6 chip, adding 4G LTE, and an upgraded camera that is likely to impact non-iPhone smartphones. The impact...

Apple introduces iPhone 5

Sep 13, 11:06

Apple has announced iPhone 5, the thinnest and lightest iPhone currently, completely redesigned to feature a 4-inch Retina display, an Apple-designed A6 chip, and ultrafast wireless...

Apple iPhone 5 smartphone

Cumulative Android smartphone shipments will exceed one billion in 2013, says IHS

Sep 12, 16:03

Just five years after Google's Android appeared on the market in 2008, IHS forecasts that cumulative global shipments of smartphones using the operating system since it was introduced...

Arrival of iPhone 5 to spur rebound in Apple shipments, says IHS

Sep 12, 14:00

The arrival of the iPhone 5 will spur a rebound in Apple's smartphone shipments in the third and fourth quarters of 2012 following a decline in the second quarter, IHS iSuppli believes...

Market observers conservative about e-book reader growth in 2H12

Sep 12, 01:00

Market observers are conservative about e-book reader growth in the second half of 2012 as consumers are expected to purchase new tablet products from major makers such as Google...

China-based Huawei, ZTE to step into tablet market, say sources

Sep 11, 12:19

While international smartphone players including LG Electronics, Motorola Mobility, RIM and Nokia have apparently retreated from the tablet PC market in order to focus on their core...

Yield rate issues cast doubt Apple will launch 7.85-inch iPad on September 12

Sep 11, 01:45

Apple will most likely not announce its reported 7.85-inch iPad at the company's scheduled conference on September 12 due to yield rate issues with the device's panels, according...

AUO to ship as many as 500,000 panels for Apple's reported 7.85-inch iPad

Sep 11, 01:25

AU Optronics (AUO) will ship approximately 400,000-500,000 panels for Apple's reported 7.85-inch iPad in September, according to industry supply chain sources.

Apple supply chain mass shipping new iMac and 13.3-inch MacBook Pro

Sep 10, 14:40

Apple's upstream supply chain reportedly started mass shipping new iMac all-in-one PCs and Retina Display 13.3-inch MacBook Pros in September, according to sources from the upstream...

Apple supply chain reportedly already starts mass shipping new MacBook Pro and iMac

Foxlink sees revenue growth in August with help from new smartphone product

Sep 10, 14:28

Foxlink has announced consolidated revenues of NT$9.52 billion (US$320.97 million) for August, up 20.97% from NT$7.87 billion in July and 15.8% from NT$8.22 billion in the same month...

AUO expects revenues to hike in 4Q12

Sep 7, 01:25

AU Optronics (AUO) is expected to see its revenue hike in the fourth quarter due to increased orders in the third quarter for small-sized AMOLED panels, large-sized LCD TV panels...

As Wintel dominance wanes, the Microsoft/Intel alliance frays, says IHS

Sep 5, 14:54

After a generation of setting the pace and calling the shots in the computer market, the Microsoft/Intel cartel known as Wintel now finds itself playing catch-up in the new era of...

Taiwan NOR flash makers reportedly cut into supply chain for iPhones

Sep 4, 01:15

Macronix International and Winbond Electronics have both grabbed NOR flash memory orders for the next iPhone, which will be announced in mid-September, according to sources within...

Apple expected to announce next-generation iPhone in mid-September

Taiwan-based flexible PCB makers to ramp up shipments to Apple in 4Q12

Aug 31, 01:25

Shipments of flexible PCBs by Taiwan makers are expected to account for 25% of Apple's total purchases of FPCBs in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to 15-20% previously, since...

TSMC has no good reason to accept investment from particular clients, says Digitimes Research

Aug 30, 15:23

A recent Bloomberg report cited unnamed sources as saying that Apple and Qualcomm had been rebuffed in separate attempts to invest cash in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Asustek outlines future plans

Aug 30, 01:35

Asustek Computer hosted an investors conference on August 29, announcing that the company's sales performance in the second quarter was better than expected and achieved new records...

Asustek may rank second globally in 4Q12 portable shipments

Aug 29, 16:15

Asustek Computer is expected to ship more than eight million notebooks, tablet PCs and netbooks in total in the fourth quarter of 2012, ranking second next only to Apple among vendors,...

HTC has no intentions to settle with Apple, says company chairperson

Aug 29, 01:35

HTC and Apple have been battling over patents. According to Cher Wang, chairperson of HTC, despite Samsung's recent lawsuit loss, HTC does not have any intentions to settle.

Cher Wang, HTC chairperson

Handset vendors unlikely to benefit from indoor location-based service, say sources

Aug 28, 16:05

Handset vendors, with the exception of those with own mobile advertising platforms and other services, are unlikely to benefit directly from emerging business opportunities that will...

Taiwan players still have a chance, says Acer founder

Aug 28, 14:00

Commenting on the results of Apple and Samsung's patent lawsuit, Acer founder Stan Shih pointed out that an IT player using its advantages and patents to defend its market position...

China market: Apple ranks 7th in 1H12 smartphone market share, says iSuppli

Aug 24, 14:32

There were 69.1 million smartphones shipped in the China market during the first half of 2012, and Apple shipped 5.2 million iPhone units for a market share of 7.5%, ranking 7th among...

Partners expect Motorola to change its ODM strategy

Aug 23, 01:05

As Google has recently started reorganizing Motorola Mobility's manpower and product strategy, sources from Taiwan-based ODMs, observing from their orders, expect their handset orders...

New iPhone shipments to fall below 15 million units in 3Q12, say sources

Aug 22, 13:55

Projected shipments of a new iPhone in the third quarter of 2012 are likely to fall below 15 million units compared to 20 million units forecast previously due to low yield rates...

Apple the driving force behind Samsung foundry business, says IC Insights

Aug 21, 15:37

IC Insights has published its ranking of the forecast 2012 top 12 IC foundries (pure-play and IDM). TSMC, by far, is expected to remain the leading foundry. TSMC's 2012 sales are...

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    Apple new MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Late 2013)

    Apple has updated MacBook Pro with Retina display, with prices starting at US$1,299. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display features fourth-generation dual-core Intel Core i5...

    Photo: Company, Oct 28.

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    Apple iPad Air tablet

    Apple has announced the iPad Air featuring a 9.7-inch Retina display in a thinner and lighter design. The iPad Air is 20% thinner and 28% lighter than the fourth-generation iPad,...

    Photo: Company, Oct 23.

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    Apple iPad mini with Retina display

    Apple has announced the iPad mini with Retina display, bringing all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen. The new iPad features the Apple-designed A7 chip with...

    Photo: Company, Oct 23.

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    Apple new iMacs with fourth-generation Intel processor

    Apple has updated iMac with fourth-generation Intel quad-core processors, new graphics, next generation Wi-Fi and PCIe flash storage options. The entry-level 21.5-inch iMac features...

    Photo: Company, Sep 26.

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    Apple iPhone 5c smartphone

    Apple's iPhone 5c features a new design in five colors - blue, green, pink, yellow and white. The smartphone is equipped with a 4-inch Retina display, Apple's A6 chip, and the 8-megapixel...

    Photo: Company, Sep 13.

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