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China market: Hisense to launch new phones under Vidaa brand

Jul 3, 15:46

China-based vendor Hisense will launch a secondary handset brand, Vidaa, with the first model to be released in November 2014, targeting the younger generation, according to industry...

Digitimes Research: Local brands to see smartphone sales rebound in China market in 3Q14

Jul 2, 15:07

Sales of smartphones by local brands in China are expected to rebound starting the second half of third-quarter 2014 after seeing their sales drop by nearly 30% sequentially in second-quarter...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments to China unlikely to surpass 400 million units in 2014

Jun 23, 14:04

China smartphone vendors' shipments started weakening in mid-May with the upstream supply chain also seeing orders turning week despite the fact that several China-based smartphone...

Xiaomi finding its groove in China smartphone market

May 19, 17:02

With interesting designs, superior pricing and an innovative marketing strategy, China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi was able to become the top local brand in China in the first...

MediaTek facing challenges in maturing China AP market

May 19, 16:45

With the China smartphone market maturing, application processor (AP) providers are facing new challenges to increase their market share. According to the latest Digitimes Research...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone application processor shipments to grow 13.6% sequentially in 2Q14

May 8, 10:39

Shipments of smartphone application processors in the China market are expected to grow 13.6% sequentially and 10.9% on year in the second quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes...

Digitimes Research: China vendors to see smartphone shipments grow over 20% sequentially in 2Q14

May 2, 14:23

Shipments of smartphones by China-based vendors are expected to advance 21.3% sequentially to 97.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014, buoyed by the release of entry-level...

Taiwan IC design houses see booming orders from China smartphone vendors

Apr 25, 13:56

China-based smartphone vendors have been increasing their purchases of IC parts, including application processors, LCD driver ICs, touchscreen controller ICs, analog ICs and ambient...

Asustek adopts hostile marketing to gain attention in China smartphone market

Apr 18, 12:22

To compete for a share of China's smartphone market, Asustek Computer has started to adopt a more hostile marketing strategy by pointing out perceived shortcomings of its competitors,...

O-Film, Synaptics to develop fingerprint recognition technology for China smartphone vendors

Apr 11, 14:37

China-based touch panel maker O-Film will reportedly team up with interface solutions provider Synaptics to develop fingerprint recognition features for smartphone vendors in China,...

China smartphone market to reach 422 million units in 2014, says Digitimes Research

Mar 26, 14:06

Demand in China's smartphone market is expected to reach 422 million units in 2014, with 278 million units contributed by China-based vendors, according to the latest Digitimes Research...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone vendors to continue focusing on entry-level to mid-range models in 1H14

Mar 25, 14:12

China-based handset vendors will continue to focus on rolling out entry-level to mid-range smartphones for China and other emerging markets in the first half of 2014 due to persistently...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone vendors rely on international brands for overseas expansion

Mar 10, 14:59

China-based smartphone players' shipments to markets outside of China currently account for 20% of their total volume. As demand from the local market - which has been their main...

Is a US$25 smartphone possible?

Feb 25, 15:31

Mobile World Congress (MWC) kicked off with a bang, with Mozilla announcing a US$25 smartphone built around a turnkey solution that features silicon from China-based Spreadtrum and...

Explaining the Chaiwan model for the mobile device supply chain: Q&A with Digitimes Research director Joanne Chien

Feb 21, 12:08

While Digitimes is known as a media outlet, the company also includes a business unit that solely focuses on market research. Run independently from the Digitimes news organization,...

Joanne Chien, senior analyst & director, Digitimes Research

China smartphone market hiccups as growth streak ends with first sequential decline in 4Q13, says IDC

Feb 17, 12:49

After nine consecutive quarters of explosive growth, which propelled China into the top smartphone market in the world, the China smartphone market experienced its first slowdown...

Digitimes Research: China touch panel makers see strong shipments in 4Q13; expect further growth in 1Q14

Feb 14, 16:02

China touch panel makers' shipments of notebook touch panels grew 110.7% in the fourth quarter of 2013 and are expected to grow another 13.4% in the first quarter of 2014, according...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone sales grow 21.9% sequentially in 4Q13

Feb 11, 22:15

Sales of smartphones in China grew 21.9% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2013, but the growth rate dropped to 15.9% on an annual basis which indicates the smartphone market...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments to decline slightly in 1Q14

Feb 7, 14:12

China-based handset companies are expected to see their shipments of smartphones decline lightly in the first quarter of 2014, after combined shipments posted a 13% sequential growth...

Digitimes Research: China handset vendors to rely on local AMOLED panel production from 2016

Jan 29, 16:14

On December 17, 2013, China-based touch panel maker Truly Optoelectronics announced that it had entered a joint venture with the Huizhou City Government to invest in a 4.5G AMOLED...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments to decline 15.4% sequentially in 1Q14

Jan 28, 22:33

Combined handset shipments of Taiwan-based brand vendors and ODMs are expected to slide 15.4% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014, Digitimes Research has estimated.

Digitimes Research: Samsung and LG continue to invest in in-house smartphone component production

Jan 28, 14:40

Approximately 70% of the major components used in Samsung Electronics smartphones come from in-house production while about 50% of LG Electronics smartphones come from in-house production,...

China market: Prices of octa-core smartphones drifting below CNY1,000

Jan 27, 12:24

The battle for the entry-level smartphone segment in China is intensifying, and Coolpad with releasing an octa-core model priced below CNY1,000 (US$165), according to industry sour...

MediaTek smartphone solution shipments to grow robustly in 2014

Jan 24, 11:35

Shipments of MediaTek's smartphone solutions are expected to grow at a robust pace in 2014, buoyed by efforts by China-based smartphone vendors to expand overseas sales, and growing...

Taiwan LCD driver IC firms to expand offerings for high-resolution smartphone displays

Jan 21, 13:59

Taiwan-based IC design houses including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax technology, Orise Technology, ILi Technology (Ilitek), Raydium Semiconductor and Sitronix Technology are gearing...

Digitimes Research: Asustek ZenFone smartphones have lower price-performance ratios than comparable models from China

Jan 17, 14:34

Asustek Computer unveiled three ZenFone-series smartphones at CES 2014 and will initially launch the models in the Taiwan, China and Southeast Asia markets in March with prices comparable...

Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments to top 1.24 billion units in 2014

Jan 14, 14:02

Global smartphone shipments are expected to top 1.24 billion units in 2014, with Samsung Electronics, Apple, LG Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications, Lenovo, Huawei, Microsoft,...

Digitimes Research: In-cell touch panel technology expected to see production breakthrough in 2014

Jan 13, 15:31

Sharp, Japan Display and LG Display are all expected to make breakthroughs in producing TFT LCD panels with in-cell touch technology in 2014. Previously, due to production constraints...

Digitimes Research: Korea tablet market being impacted by phablet products

Jan 3, 15:04

South Korea's tablet shipments have been dropping after reaching a peak in 2011 due to the rapid appearance of large-size smartphones and phablets, which are gradually replacing consumer...

Digitimes Research: China touch panel makers continue to merge

Dec 30, 21:30

China touch panel makers are continuing to merge with one another in order to bump up their competition in the market, which has now brought down the number of touch panel makers...

Acer, HTC, Asustek to rely on China-based supply chain to tap China smartphone market

Dec 25, 15:01

Taiwan-based vendor Acer has cooperated with China-based IC designer SIM Technology to develop smartphones for launch in the China market in 2014, while Taiwan-based HTC and Asustek...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone sales to top 436 million units in 2014

Dec 19, 14:30

Sales of smartphones in the China market are expected to top 436 million units in 2014, with local handset suppliers shipping 279 million units. Shipments of international players...

China Wireless to be renamed as Coolpad

Dec 2, 21:10

China Wireless Technologies, the parent company of China-based smartphone vendor Coolpad, will be renamed Coolpad in an attempt to enhance Coolpad brand marketing, according to Taiwan-based...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone sales dip 8.8% sequentially in 3Q13

Nov 25, 14:50

Shipments of smartphones in the China market declined 8.8% sequentially to 78.2 million units in the third quarter of 2013, according to data compiled by Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: ASPs of TD-LTE chips to remain stable initially as suppliers are limited

Nov 14, 16:11

While a number of IC vendors have begun shipping chips supporting TD-LTE, including base band chips, radio frequency chips, application processors, SoC solutions and soft modems,...

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