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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...

Handset ODMs ready capacities for wearables, but orders yet to come

May 15, 11:48

Most Taiwan-based handset ODMs have built up capacities for producing wearable devices, but have yet to see any orders coming from major vendors, according to industry sources.

China market: White-box handset makers using inferior parts and components for 3G smartphones

May 14, 16:20

China-based white-box handset vendors, which have been forced to stay in the 3G sector amid rising popularity of 4G LTE smartphones, reportedly are using inferior parts and components...

Nokia puts in handset component orders to supply chains

May 12, 14:14

Supply chains including panel makers Japan Display, Innolux, Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) as well as touch panel makers Wintek and GIS are seeing increased orders from Nokia for handset...

Taiwan-based handset ODMs buying more parts and components from suppliers in China

May 12, 12:17

Taiwan-based handset ODMs have been purchasing more handset components and parts from the supply chain in China in order to lower their production costs, according to industry sour...

Asustek sees profit drop in 1Q14; ships 4.9 million notebooks

May 7, 21:39

Asustek Computer has announced net profits of NT$4.36 billion (US$144.69 million) for the first quarter, down 23% on quarter and 28% on year with EPS reaching NT$5.87. Asustek shipped...

LG resumes cooperation with Taiwan-based handset ODMs, say sources

May 6, 14:03

LG Electronics has resumed its cooperation with Taiwan-based handset ODMs by releasing orders for entry-level Android 3G smartphones to Arima Communications, according to industry...

China handset vendors may face increasing patent complaints, say sources

May 2, 15:58

China-based handset vendors have begun strengthening their patent portfolio or establishing defensive alliances to fend off increasing threats of patent complaints from international...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments to grow over 40% in 2Q14

Apr 28, 15:12

Taiwan-based handset ODMs and brand vendors are expected to see their combined handset shipments grow over 40% on quarter and also on year to a total of 23.4 million units in the...

TPK expects to see TOL demand increase due to 4G handset development

Apr 23, 14:49

TPK expects to benefit from demand for 4G units, according to company president Tom Sun. The company expects to see steady OGS (one-glass solution) shipments in 2014 for mid-range...

Xiaomi to increase orders for thin-film touch panels

Apr 22, 20:58

Xiaomi is expected to increase orders to panel makers for thin-film type touch panels, according to supply chain sources.

O-Film expected to produce for 35% of handset touch panels in 2014

Apr 16, 20:20

China touch panel maker O-Film reportedly was responsible for 23% of global handset touch panels in 2013 and the percentage is expected to climb to 35% in 2014, according to supply...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments drop 1.6% sequentially in 1Q14

Apr 15, 15:44

Chi Mei Communication Systems (CMCS) saw a significant increase in handset shipments in first-quarter 2014, because of Nokia's joint design manufacturing (JDM) orders for feature...

Handset ODM Arima sees sales up in March

Newswatch - Apr 9, 11:22

Handset ODM Arima Communications has reported revenues of NT$3.2 billion (US$106.23 million) for March, up 82.7% sequentially and 106.2% on year. For the first quarter of 2014, revenues...

Panel makers unsure about 3G handset panel orders in 2Q14

Apr 2, 21:58

Panel makers have order visibility for handset panels for 3G handsets through April 2014 but are pessimistic the orders will fade out through the second quarter of the year as demand...

Commentary: Taiwan handset vendors, ODMs advised to optimize rising supply chain in China

Apr 2, 16:36

Taiwan-based handset vendors and ODMs are advised to optimize the advantages of the handset supply chain in China to sharpen their competiveness and to avoid of being marginalized...

Worldwide PC, tablet, ultra-mobile and mobile handset shipments to grow 6.9% in 2014, says Gartner

Mar 28, 11:03

Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultra-mobiles and handsets) are projected to reach 2.5 billion units in 2014, a 6.9% increase from 2013, according to Gartner...

Handset supply chains are seeing increased orders from Motorola for entry-level smartphones

Mar 25, 21:49

Handset supply chains are seeing increased orders from Motorola for entry-level smartphones that will be aimed for sale in emerging markets, according to industry sources.

Smartphone supply chain seeing increased orders from China handset vendors

Mar 24, 20:35

The smartphone supply chain is seeing increased orders from China handset vendors, most notably for 4G units, according to industry sources.

China market: Second-tier China handset vendors plan to request anti-trust probe into Android licensing

Mar 18, 14:38

Some second-tier and small China-based handset vendors feel that Google has unreasonably high charges for some applications under the Android platform, and therefore plan to request...

China handset vendors will account for over 50% of mobile handset sales in 2015, says ABI Research

Mar 17, 15:03

China-based handset vendors will account for over 50% of mobile handset sales in 2015. China-based vendors accounted for 38% of mobile handset shipments in 2013 and the ongoing shift...

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