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Strong RF chip demand to buoy supplier 2017 revenues

Jun 28, 15:46

Strong radio-frequency (RF) component demand will buoy sales at suppliers including Richwave Technology, Rafael Microelectronics and AMIC Communication (AMICCOM) in 2017, which are...

Winbond intros 1.2V, 1.5V NOR flash memories for IoT

Jun 28, 13:55

Winbond Electronics has announced an expansion of its flash product portfolio with the introduction of its lowest-voltage SpiFlash memories to date. At 1.2 and 1.5V, and in 8-pin...

New Winbond NOR flash for IoT

Intel 300-series chipsets to impact Realtek, ASMedia and Broadcom in 2018

Jun 15, 19:49

With Intel planning to integrate Wi-Fi and USB 3.1 functions into its 300-series chipsets in 2018, Realtek Semiconductor, ASMedia and Broadcom are expected to see their orders for...

MediaTek launches MT7622 4x4 802.11n/Bluetooth 5.0 SoC with dedicated network accelerator

May 31, 12:57

MediaTek has introduced what it calls the world's first 4x4 802.11n and Bluetooth 5.0 system-on-chip featuring a dedicated Wi-Fi network accelerator. The MediaTek MT7622 was created...

MediaTek launches chipset supporting Google Assistant and Android Things

May 18, 21:47

MediaTek has introduced its newest full-featured chipset - MT8516 - designed to enable Voice Assistant Devices (VADs) and smart speakers, including the Google Assistant. MediaTek...

Dialog provides Bluetooth connectivity for Pokemon GO Plus

Sep 30, 11:14

Dialog Semiconductor has announced that the recently-launched Pokémon GO Plus features its SmartBond DA14580 Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip (SoC).

Bluetooth speakers drive growth in home audio, says firm

Jul 3, 14:45

The home audio market (wireless speakers, soundbars, Hi-Fi systems, A/V receivers and speaker docks) grew by 22% to ship 71 million units. Trade value also grew by 22%, generating...

Digitimes Research: Thread to compete with ZigBee ZHA initially

Nov 6, 14:15

Thread, a new networking protocol for household appliances initiated by Google's Nest Labs, looks to compete with the ZHA (ZigBee Home Automation) standard, but there is a possibility...

Taiwan market: Tsann Kuen pushing Bluetooth technology to advertise and provide mobile payments

Nov 5, 22:19

Taiwan-based IT retail chain Tsann Kuen will adopt iBeacon technology in its stores nationwide to promote products and provide mobile payment services. iBeacon technology is able...

Handling the ever-increasing demand for wireless: Q&A with Broadcom VP Rahul Patel

Jun 3, 12:36

With the IT market shifting from PCs to mobile devices, there has been an increased appetite for support for Wi-Fi and wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and near field communication...

Rahul Patel, VP and general manager, wireless connectivity combo, Mobile and Wireless Group

The market for Bluetooth chipsets will be a cumulative 19 billion over the next 5 years, says ABI Research

May 9, 11:21

Bluetooth shipments broke an annual two billion shipments in 2012 and are set to surpass three billion shipped during 2015 and four billion during 2018. "Cumulatively, over 19...

Sales of Bluetooth low energy chips to boom in 2014, says Nordic CEO

Nov 12, 19:57

The market for Bluetooth low energy chips is expected to grow by leaps and bounds in 2013 and 2014 thanks to increasing support for Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Smart Ready standards...

Bluetooth smart chip growth to exceed 55% driven by adoption in consumer electronics, says IHS

Nov 1, 13:55

The global market for Bluetooth Smart ICs that enable low-power wireless pairing of devices is set for remarkable growth in the next five years, with shipments expected to rise nearly...

Half of Bluetooth enabled devices shipped in 2013 will be Smart ready, says ABI Research

Sep 12, 15:55

Bluetooth Smart node devices accounted for less than 10% of total Bluetooth 4.0 devices shipped in 2012. However, as device vendors have embraced the technology a wider ecosystem...

Digitimes Research: Bluetooth technology most common feature in smartwatches

Sep 12, 15:22

While smartwatches vary in their processors, software, memory, displays, memory as well as other components, Bluetooth appears to be the one feature that most vendors agree as a standard,...

Bluetooth earphone vendor Plantronics to enter wearable IT device market

Sep 9, 13:24

Bluetooth earphone vendor Plantronics is planning to enter new consumer-related industries such as gaming headphones and wearable IT devices, and has recently established an R&D...

ZigBee 2012 market share lead in home automation to be surpassed by Bluetooth in 2015, says ABI Research

Aug 13, 12:37

By 2018, ABI Research expects annual home automation device shipments to exceed 351 million, growing at a CAGR of 78%. ZigBee dominated IEEE 802.15.4 and claimed the top share of...

WLAN and Bluetooth dominate market for wireless-enabled industrial automation equipment, says IMS Research

Aug 12, 13:40

More than half of all wireless-enabled industrial automation equipment shipped in 2012 used Bluetooth or 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN (WLAN) technology, with the two entrenched standards...

Bluetooth-enabled devices expected to reach 10 billion in 2018, says ABI

Aug 8, 21:15

The installed base of Bluetooth-enabled devices alone reached 3.5 billion in 2012 and is forecast to grow to almost 10 billion by 2018, not taking into account many other technologies...

Bluetooth Smart support in Android 4.3 expected to boost demand for Bluetooth devices, say Taiwan makers

Jul 31, 20:35

Android 4.3's native support for Bluetooth Smart is expected to drive growth in demand for Bluetooth-enabled devices mainly for health care, sports and physical fitness, home entertainment...

Enabling IoT through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth: Q&A with Broadcom marketing director Jeff Baer

Jun 6, 16:26

Just before Computex 2013, Digitimes spoke with Jeff Baer, marketing director for Embedded Wireless, Wireless Connectivity Combo at Broadcom to find out more about Broadcom's push...

Broadcom marketing director Jeff Baer

Bluetooth IC shipments to nearly double by 2017, says IHS

Apr 22, 16:15

The market for Bluetooth semiconductors is expected to boom by nearly 100% from 2011 to 2017, with the majority of the growth driven by demand for wireless combination ICs and mobile...

Bluetooth 4.0 to boom in 2013, say handset makers

Oct 11, 21:46

Handset makers have indicated that following Apple's footsteps, mobile platform makers such as Microsoft, Research In Motion (RIM), and Google all plan to support Bluetooth 4.0 in...

Sales of smartphone accessories increasing

Jul 5, 14:59

The increasing popularity of smartphones with large-size displays has stirred up demand for accessories, including mobile power packs and Bluetooth headsets, according to industry...

MediaTek intros 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0 combo chip for mobile devices

Mar 30, 01:30

MediaTek has introduced a new combo chip that integrates 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0+HS, designed for mobile consumer products such as smartphones and tablets. The product launch demonstrates...

Acquiring wireless chipset specialist Ralink helps MediaTek enhance its product offerings

Asustek outsources motherboard orders to Cal-Comp Electronics

Dec 20, 01:10

Asustek Computer has recently added Taiwan-based Cal-Comp Electronics, an affiliate of Compal Electronics, as its motherboard manufacturing partner and is expected to outsource 5-6...

Bluetooth headset sales to grow by CAGR of 72% in 2011-2015

Oct 7, 14:49

Sales of Bluetooth-enabled headsets are expected to grow by a CAGR of 72% during the period from 2011-2015, with the number of the Bluetooth headset users topping over 45 million,...

MediaTek launches 4-in-1 chip targeting smartphones, tablets

Jul 22, 01:00

MediaTek has rolled out a new 4-in-1 SoC solution designed for smartphones, tablet PCs and portable electronics devices. Dubbed MT6620, the solution integrates 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth...

LED backlight to enter boom season in 3Q11, says Lextar chairman

Jun 15, 15:24

Lextar has stated 50% of current lighting shipments are for Japan-based customers, adding that lighting will contribute 40% of total revenues by the end of 2011. David Su, chairman...

External keyboards for tablet PC expected to see weak demand

Mar 10, 01:05

Despite most first-tier tablet PC players have designed their products with support of an external keyboard, Taiwan-based keyboard makers are taking a conservative attitude about...

CeBIT 2011: ECS to showcase tablet PCs

Feb 22, 01:15

Taiwan-based motherboard maker Elitegroup Computer System (ECS) is set to showcase its latest 10.1-inch Windows 7- and Android-based tablet PCs at CeBIT 2011, which will be hosted...

CES 2011: Lenovo showcasing new all-in-one PCs

Jan 6, 02:05

Lenovo will showcase four new IdeaCentre all-in-one PCs, targeting the home-use market, at CES 2011.

Bluetooth headphone vendor Plantronics expects strong sales in 2011

Dec 21, 02:05

Bluetooth headphone vendor Plantronics expects its sales in Hong Kong in 2010 will grow 30% on year and will double in China as consumers demand rising. As for Taiwan, since Plantronics...

Bluetooth chip prices fall to below US$1, say Taiwan makers

Oct 26, 01:40

Prices for Bluetooth chips have dropped to below US$1, resulting in fast growing adoption such that Bluetooth-enabled models will account for 65% of all handsets sold this year. In...

Li-Ion/Poly batteries drive high growth of battery management ICs from headsets to electric vehicles, says Petrov Group

Oct 21, 16:10

The requirement for power-efficient and high performance solutions in Li-Ion/Poly battery-powered devices and equipment continues to open profitable growth opportunities for existing...

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    Samsung 14nm chips for wearables

    Samsung Electronics has announced mass production of the Exynos 7 Dual 727 mobile application processor (AP) designed specifically for wearable devices with 14nm FinFET process technology...

    Photo: Company, Oct 18.

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    Samsung 14nm Exynos chips

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of Exynos 7 Quad 7570, the company's newest mobile application processor (AP) built on 14nm process technology for the budget smartphone...

    Photo: Company, Aug 31.

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    Asustek VivoStick mini PC

    Asustek Computer has unveiled its VivoStick mini PC. The VivoStick is a mini PC that can be connected to a TV or monitor's HDMI port. The Compute Stick features 2GB memory, two USB...

    Photo: Company, Sep 11.

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    Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard

    Microsoft has unveiled its Universal Foldable Keyboard that can be used across iOS, Android and Windows platforms in Taiwan. The keyboard is specifically designed for Windows tablets,...

    Photo: Company, Sep 4.

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    Acer Liquid Leap+ wearable device

    Acer is showcasing its latest mobile products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain, including the Liquid Leap+ wearable device, which is compatible...

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