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  • Last update: Tuesday 16 December 2014 [1424 news items]

Taiwan-based handset ODMs to ship more entry-level LTE smartphones in 2014

Dec 17, 21:43

Shipments of 4G LTE smartphones are expected to account for over 30% of Taiwan-based handset ODMs' total shipments in 2014 as China-based handset vendors and international players...

China handset vendors revamping product development policies, say sources

Dec 16, 14:39

Some China-based handset vendors are reviewing their previous policies of launching multiple models and instead will focus their R&D and marketing efforts on a limited number...

ASE wastewater scandal to not affect handset chipset supplies in short term, say vendors

Dec 12, 11:22

Handset chipset vendors have said that their supplies of related chips will not be affected, at least within the next three months, by a possible plant shutdown at IC backend service...

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Three China-based handset vendors increase component deliveries

Dec 11, 21:16

China-based handset vendors Xiaomi Technology, Gionee and Hisense have been taking increasing deliveries of panels and touch panels from suppliers in preparation for launching new...

ASE, SPIL developing low-cost IC substrates

Dec 2, 10:35

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have both developed low-cost IC substrates to satisfy demand from mobile chip suppliers, which...

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Smartphone chip vendors step up development of 64-bit quad-core solutions

Nov 29, 11:04

Handset chip vendors including Qualcomm, Nvidia and Broadcom are reportedly set to roll out 64-bit quad-core solutions for smartphones during the first half of 2014, according to...

MEMS startups target fast-growing mobile device market in China

Nov 26, 14:19

MEMS startups have turned their focus to China's mobile device market, seeking to take a piece of the fast-growing pie.

Panel makers hold conservative views for handset panel shipments in 4Q13

Nov 25, 14:52

Panel makers have conservative views for handset panel shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013 as reserves for entry-level and mid-range handsets still remain.

Time ripe for development of smart peripherals: Q&A with Arima Communications president Owen Chen

Nov 19, 11:34

Smartphone ODM Arima Communications has decided to expand its product lines to include tablets, smart accessories and other new products, optimizing its platform development expertise...

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Digitimes Research: Sales of new iPhones by NTT DoCoMo impact Japan handset market

Nov 18, 22:29

Sales of Apple's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c by NTT DoCoMo starting in September 2013 have brought a number of impacts to Japan's handset market, including changes in the subscriber bases...

Digitimes Research: Nokia launches 5 models to ramp up market share

Nov 15, 12:01

Nokia's recent release of three Asha-series feature phones and two Lumia smartphones is aimed at ramping up the market share of Windows Phone. But the effectiveness of the strategy...

Altek sees strong revenue contribution from non-DSC businesses

Nov 6, 22:02

Taiwan-based digital still camera (DSC) maker Altek currently has over 50% of its revenues contributed by non-DSC businesses and will invest more resources on new businesses such...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan to ship over 17 million handsets in 4Q13

Nov 6, 10:55

Taiwan-based makers will ship a total of 17.14 million handsets in the fourth quarter of 2013, increasing 3.3% sequentially and 17.1% on year, and 99.71% of them will be smartphones,...

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...

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  • SMIC builds Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chips using 28nm

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  • Taiwan science parks January-October total revenues up 3.61% on year, says MOST

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    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:28

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    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:27

  • SMIC builds Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chips using 28nm

    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:26

  • Some China PV module makers replace Taiwan-made solar cells with Southeast Asia-made models

    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:26

  • LED light bulb prices fall in Europe, China markets

    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:24

  • NAND flash contract prices see modest drop in 1H December, says DRAMeXchange

    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:23

  • Global Ultra HD TV penetration to rise to 14.2%, says WitsView

    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:23

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    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:22

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    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:21

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    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:20

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