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Digitimes Research: Taiwan 3Q13 handset shipments up

Oct 30, 15:59

Taiwan-based ODM, JDMs (joint design manufacturers) and OBMs (own-brand manufacturers) shipped 16.6 million handsets in total in the third quarter of 2013, increasing 2.7% on quarter...

Taiwan market: BenQ to make comeback in handset sector

Oct 18, 11:13

BenQ, which phased out of the handset market in the second half of 2008, is expected to make a comeback into the sector later in 2013 with a series of smartphones reportedly manufactured...

TCL commences operations of new handset plant in Huizhou

Oct 3, 21:37

TCL has commenced official operations of the first phase production facilities of its new handset plant in Huizhou, China with an annual production capacity of 65 million handsets...

Foxconn secures large-volume handset orders from Indonesia-based distributor, says report

Newswatch - Oct 2, 15:41

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has secured annual orders of about 50 million handsets including feature phones and smartphones from Erajaya, Indonesia's largest...

More handset ODMs likely to become targets for acquisition

Oct 1, 15:12

Taiwan-based handset ODMs including Arima Communications, Wistron NeWeb and FIH Mobile are likely to be the targets for acquisition after Compal Electronics announced its plans to...

3S to start shipping MEMS microphone chips to Taiwan handset ODMs in 1Q14

Sep 30, 21:15

IC design house Solid State System (3S) with its MEMS microphone chips has entered the supply chain of Taiwan's major handset ODMs, with shipments to kick off in the first quarter...

Taiwan makers likely to resort to mid-range handset panel production amid competition in high-end segment

Sep 26, 14:12

Taiwan panel makers will likely shift their focus to mid-range products in the handset segment as increased competition from Japan- and Korea-based makers in the high-end segment...

WPC, A4WP may merge due to Qualcomm joining WPC, say Taiwan handset makers

Sep 23, 22:33

With Qualcomm, the leader of the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), joining the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) as a regular member, A4WP and WPC are likely to merge to adopt WPC-developed...

Taiwan handset supply chain to be affected by restructuring plans at BlackBerry

Sep 23, 11:36

Sales of Taiwan-based ODM/OEM maker Wistron and handset component suppliers Silitech Technology and Ichia Technologies are likely to be affected by the planned restructuring program...

Taiwan market: Buyers trending toward smartphones larger than 5-inches, says IDC

Sep 16, 20:37

About 37% of the smartphones shipped in the Taiwan market during the second quarter of 2013 were larger than 5-inches, much higher than the Asia Pacific average of 21% and the global...

Apple announces iPhone 5s, 5c

Sep 11, 11:46

Apple has announced the iPhone 5s featuring a new A7 chip, making the smartphone one of the early models to have 64-bit desktop-class architecture. Apple has also introduced the iPhone...

Second-tier handset vendors struggling to get high-end panel technology, say sources

Sep 5, 14:37

Second-tier handset vendors are struggling to get adequate high-end panel supply as first-tier vendors prepare to launch new devices, according to industry sources.

Microsoft purchase of Nokia handset business may boost Chrome devices

Sep 4, 14:01

Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services business is expected to intensify competition between Microsoft and PC vendors and thus the latter are likely to be more willing...

Microsoft-Nokia deal moves handset market from product to ecosystem battlefield, says IDC

Sep 4, 10:59

The announcement of the Microsoft-Nokia deal signals the end of an era, not just for Nokia, but also for Microsoft. Both companies have now embraced different strategies to be able...

Digitimes Research: Shift in handset and tablet panel strategy clear at Touch Taiwan

Sep 3, 15:08

The panel industry has shown a strong shift toward Full HD resolution for use in handsets as well as 2,560 by 1,600 resolution for use in high-end tablets, judging from products recently...

Acer to show new innovations at IFA 2013

Sep 3, 15:06

At IFA 2013, Acer will unveil the new 10.1-inch Iconia A3 Android-based tablet, the new Liquid S2 smartphone, Acer's first smartphone with Ultra HD recording; and the refreshed Ezel...

CPT expects improved 3Q13 performance due to handset and tablet panel shipments, says president

Aug 30, 14:14

Chunghwa Pciture Tubes (CPT) expects its handset and tablet panel shipments to pick up through September and October 2013, which should give the company an improved third-quarter...

Inventec merger may trigger consolidation among notebook and handset ODMs

Aug 29, 14:33

Taiwan-based notebook and handset ODMs are likely heading for a new wave of industry consolidation taking cues from the successful merger between notebook maker Inventec and its associated...

China white-box handsets less popular in emerging markets

Aug 26, 20:14

China white-box handsets have seen declined popularity in emerging markets where mobile telecom carriers and retail channels are eager to look for products of better quality, according...

Taiwan handset OEMs/ODMs look to reignite feature phone businesses

Aug 21, 14:54

While most handset brands and ODMs have been focusing on the fast growing smartphone segment, some Taiwan-based ODMs are considering reigniting their production lines for feature...

Tablet and handset processors offset PC MPU weakness, says IC Insights

Aug 13, 14:51

Worldwide microprocessor (MPU) sales are on pace to reach a record-high US$61 billion in 2013, mostly due to strong demand for tablets and mobile phones that connect to the Internet,...

Taiwan major handset ODMs to generate profits in 3Q13, say sources

Aug 12, 14:17

Taiwan-based handset ODMs Compal Communications and Arima Communications have posted mixed results for July, but the two companies both are expected to generate profits in the third...

LG launches G2 smartphone with rear buttons

Aug 8, 11:17

LG Electronics has unveiled its latest flagship 5.2-inch smartphone LG G2, which places all the buttons on the rear of the device. LG said the rear key concept came from the realization...

Leadcore sees growth in China TD-SCDMA handset market, says report

Aug 7, 14:51

China-based fabless chipmaker Leadcore Technology, a major provider of TD-SCDMA solutions in China, expects to benefit from the booming TD-SCDMA handset market in China, company president...

Taiwan panel makers continue to provide on-cell technology to China handset vendors

Aug 2, 11:51

Taiwan panel makers are continuing to supply China-based handset vendors with on-cell touch technology and are optimistic about shipments of the technology in the second half of 2013,...

Sony Mobile may be only Japan-based handset vendor to survive, say Taiwan makers

Aug 1, 21:02

Japan-based handset vendor NEC Casio Mobile Communications (NCMC) has decided to withdraw from the global smartphone market due to continued operating losses. Other Japan-based vendors...

Panel makers expect to see increased orders from China-based handset vendors

Jul 31, 22:09

Panel makers expect to see increased orders from China-based handset vendors in the third quarter of 2013 as the vendors continue to reduce their reserves of older products and release...

Taiwan market: TWM sees smartphones take up 86% of handset, tablet sales in 2Q13

Jul 31, 11:53

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) saw smartphones account for 86% of contract-bundled sales of handsets and tablets in the second quarter of 2013, the telecom carrier has disclosed.

International handset vendors continue to shift panel orders from Taiwan makers, say observers

Jul 29, 13:54

Taiwan-based panel makers are continuing to see decreased orders for high-end products, which is affecting related supply chains in the market according to observers.

Cellphone gray market goes legit as sales continue to decline, says IHS

Jul 25, 12:00

The gray market for cellphones will contract for the second consecutive year in 2013, with worldwide shipments dropping by 12% as both makers and buyers of these handsets turn to...

Commentary: Qualcomm likely to be dethroned by MediaTek as the largest handset solution vendor

Jul 24, 15:37

With the planned release of LTE-enabled and 8-core SoCs in the fourth quarter of 2013, MediaTek will advance one-step further to beat venerable rival Qualcomm to become the world's...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 2H13 handset shipments to rise 30.3% sequentially

Jul 24, 15:04

Taiwan-based ODMs, OBMs (own-brand manufacturers) and JDMs (joint-design manufacturers) will ship 36.39 million handsets in the second half of 2013, increasing 30.3% from the first...

Korea-based handset vendors increase orders for entry-level panels

Jul 16, 21:09

Korea-based handset vendors have reportedly put in increased orders to Taiwan- and China-based panel makers for 4- and 5.8-inch entry-level and mid-range panels, according to industry...

China-based handset vendors decrease panel orders for 3Q13

Jul 15, 15:23

China-based first-tier handset vendors have reportedly cut orders to Taiwan-based panel makers by 10-20% in the third quarter of 2013, according to industry sources.

China produced over 558 million handsets in January-May, says MIIT

Jun 26, 11:09

Makers in China produced 558.322 million handsets during January-May 2013, increasing 22% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

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