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  • Last update: Friday 19 September 2014 [1395 news items]

Sharp adjusts output at Kameyama fab to meet China handset demand, says report

Newswatch - Sep 19, 12:19

Sharp has increased its proportion of small- to medium-size panel production at one of its LCD fabs to 50% in order to meet increased demand from China vendors, according to a report...

Mid-range handset sales spur HD panel demand

Sep 19, 10:01

Handset panel makers are seeing steady shipments for HD panels as vendors continue to see mid-range handset sales grow in emerging markets.

China-based handset vendors unlikely to launch Android One smartphones

Sep 17, 12:06

China-based handset vendors are unlikely to launch Android One smartphones as the price/performance ratio of Android One models is inferior to some of low-priced Android-based smartphones...

Asustek handset business to begin generating profits in September, says CEO

Sep 5, 15:57

Asustek Computer expects its handset business to start generating profits in September as well as in the fourth quarter of 2014 after being in the handset segment for over 10 years,...

Taiwan supply chains show optimism about orders from China-based handset vendors

Sep 4, 14:22

Taiwan supply chains are showing optimism about orders from China-based handset vendors as they are making attempts to further expand into markets throughout Southeast Asia, as well...

Digitimes Research: Miui, CyanogenMod and Fire OS to become mainstream Android OS systems

Sep 4, 14:05

Mobile platforms based on forks of Android, including Miui developed Xiaomi Technology, CyanogenMod, and Fire OS by Amazon, are likely to become three mainstream Android-based operating...

Panel makers look to vehicle industry as handset panel shipments remain conservative

Sep 1, 22:04

Taiwan panel makers are looking to maintain performance through vehicle display shipments as their handset panel shipments are expected to maintain only slight growth through the...

Makers expect UHD TV panels and WQHD handset panels to gain more traction in 2015

Sep 1, 14:53

AU Optronics (AUO) expects the development of TV panels to have a strong focus on Ultra HD and curved applications equipped with wide color gamut (WCG) technology in 2015, according...

ASPs for handset, touch controller, LCD driver ICs trending down in 3Q14

Aug 29, 15:39

As IC design houses are competing for orders for the second half of 2014 as well as for the first half of 2015, ASPs for 3G/4G application processors, touch controller ICs and LCD...

LTPS to become mainstream in handset industry, says CEO of Taiwan Display

Aug 28, 14:36

LTPS-based panels currently account for 10% of handset shipments, but with Japan Display and China-based BOE's aggressive capacity expansions, LTPS panels are expected to become the...

Handset brands launching more Android Wear-based devices

Aug 28, 13:58

More handset brands are rolling out Android Wear-based smartwatches and smart bracelets, adding pressure on specialized wearable device vendors such as Jawbone, Fitbit and Pebble,...

Karbonn looks to in-house handset production in India: Q&A with executive director

Aug 27, 16:08

Karbonn, the second-largest India-based handset vendor, is looking into in-house production. Digitimes recently sat down with company executive director Shashin Devsare to discuss...

Karbonn executive director Shashin Devsare

Voices from India: How can Taiwan best tap the booming India handset market

Aug 27, 12:27

There will be an estimated 250 million handsets sold in the India market in 2014, 35% of which will be smartphones, an increase from the 23% in 2013. However, with a population of...

On the handset market in India and increasing presence of Lava: Q&A with Lava chairman Hari Om Rai

Aug 26, 16:01

As India's handset market is continuing to grow, local vendors including Lava, Spice, Intex and GI 5 are seeing monthly sales reach between 500,000-1 million units a month, with Larva...

Lava chairman Hari Om Rai

Commentary: Rising pan-Indian Ocean regional smartphone market represents huge potential for Taiwan firms

Aug 26, 12:26

Approximately eight years ago, Digitimes ran a special topic, entitled "To go, or not to go," to explore whether India is a market worth investing in for Taiwan-based businesses...

India government looks forward to cooperating with Taiwan to develop local handset industry: Digitimes president talks with top officials from India's Ministry of Communications & IT

Aug 25, 17:20

During Digitimes president Colley Hwang's recent trip to India, he had the opportunity to meet with various government and industry leaders, including Shri R.S. Sharma, secretary...

Shri R.S. Sharma, secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Entry-level 4G handset demand in China to increase during 2H14; expected to push down penetration rate of high-end panels

Aug 18, 14:39

Entry-level 4G smartphones are gaining traction in the China market and are expected to see increased shipments throughout the second half of 2014, which will subsequently push down...

China market: First-tier handset vendors rolling out cheaper 4G models

Aug 15, 12:17

Despite slower than expected 4G smartphone sales, first-tier China-based handset vendors have begun rolling out 4G models with prices ranging from CNY699-799 (US$114-130), accelerating...

Digitimes Research: ASEAN countries have potential in mobile handset market, but pre-paid services may be an issue

Aug 5, 11:01

Countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had a total of 700 million mobile handset users and 20 million fixed-line broadband users in 2013, and compound annual...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to ship 21.95 million handsets in 3Q14

Jul 28, 10:17

Taiwan-based ODMs and own-brand makers will ship 21.95 million handsets in the third quarter of 2014, increasing by 4.2% on quarter and by 32.1% on year, and 18.65 million or 85%...

Digitimes Research: January-May handset shipments in China market down 28% on year

Jul 22, 11:01

There were 178 million handsets shipped in the China market during January-May 2014, decreasing over 70 million units on year. The decrease was mainly because China Mobile shifted...

AMOLED handset panel costs expected to fall below LCD, says DisplaySearch

Jul 17, 11:24

Improvements in production yields of AMOLED handset panels are closing the manufacturing cost gap between AMOLED and TFT LCD smartphone displays. According to DisplaySearch, manufacturing...

Samsung, HiSilicon looking to sell more handset solutions to other vendors, say sources

Jul 15, 10:24

Samsung Electronics and HiSilicon Technologies both have accelerated the developments of their handset solutions, including 8-core, 64-bit and 4G LTE-enabled chips and plan to ship...

Taiwan touch panel makers see increased orders from handset vendors for 3Q14

Jul 14, 09:56

Taiwan touch panel makers are seeing orders increase from handset vendors such as Sony Mobile, Nokia, Google, Asustek Computer, Acer, Oppo, which will aid in increasing the makers'...

Handset vendors expected to continue releasing large-size units ranging from 5- to 6-inch in 2H14

Jul 10, 21:10

Handset vendors are expected to continue releasing large-size units ranging from 5- to 6-inch in the second half of 2014 into 2015, according to Truly Optoelectronics.

Taiwan handset ODMs losing orders from regional brands to China rivals

Jun 26, 22:47

Taiwan-based handset ODMs are losing orders from regional brands in Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe to China-based rivals due to price competition and concerns...

Microsoft unveils Nokia X2 smartphone

Jun 25, 15:55

Microsoft Devices Group has unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family of smartphones.

Microsoft Nokia X2 smartphone

China government likely to acquire Broadcom handset solution business

Jun 24, 21:32

The China government, which has set up a number of development funds to promote the IC industry, reportedly plans to take over Broadcom's handset solution business, according to industry...

Amazon introduces Fire smartphone

Jun 19, 14:58

Amazon has unveiled Fire, the first smartphone designed by the company and features Amazon's Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. Dynamic Perspective uses a new sensor system to respond...

Amazon Fire smartphone

China market: MediaTek to ship over 200 million 3G handset solutions in 2014

Jun 17, 22:08

MediaTek is expected to ship over 200 million 3G handset solutions in China in 2014, accounting for a 50% share of the segment and making MediaTek the top 3G solution vendor in the...

Panel makers see increased orders from China handset vendors

Jun 11, 21:54

Panel makers are seeing increased orders as China handset vendors prepare to release new models, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Google is serious about Project Ara

May 30, 10:14

In April 2014, Google released modular design kits, held its first developer conference, as well as made commitments to release more specifications and a software roadmap for its...

Sapphire substrate applications expected to expand in handsets, says LEDinside

May 27, 16:21

Out of sapphire substrate non-LED applications, mobile devices have shown the strongest demand. Sapphire substrate non-LED applications are projected to reach a 32% share in 2014,...

Handset vendors to compete for audio performance

May 23, 15:50

Handset vendors are likely to enter a new round of competition to upgrade their sound-processing technology in order to deliver high quality audio content through their smartphones,...

China market: Handset brands and ODMs still reluctant to launch WP-based smartphones

May 19, 12:42

China-based handset vendors and ODMs are still reluctant to launch Windows Phone (WP)-based smartphones in 2014 despite Microsoft's efforts to promote its WP platform without charging...

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    Samsung quad-core application processors

    Samsung Electronics has introduced the industry's first quad-core application processor built on the HKMG low-power process technology. With performance capabilities exceeding 1.4GHz...

    Photo: Company, May 4.

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    Akustica's AKU340 analog MEMS mic

    Akustica has announced the expansion of its microphone product portfolio with the addition of a new analog MEMS microphone. Designed specifically to meet the requirements of mobile...

    Photo: Company, Mar 29.

  • HTC+Sensation+XL

    HTC Sensation XL

    HTC has unveiled the HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio integration, and a 4.7-inch screen, slim 9.9mm design. The HTC Sensation XL includes new lightweight urBeats headphones, created...

    Photo: Company, Oct 7.

  • HTC+Sensation+XE

    HTC Sensation XE

    HTC has unveiled the new HTC Sensation XE - the first in a new line of HTC smartphones to feature Beats Audio technology to deliver studio quality audio. The HTC Sensation XE boosts...

    Photo: Company, Sep 16.

  • HTC+introduces+new+smartphone+series

    HTC introduces new smartphone series

    HTC has introduced three smartphone series, the Desire S, Wildfire S and Incredible S. The new devices will be broadly available to customers across major European and Asian markets...

    Photo: Company, Feb 17.

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