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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).

Panel supply shortage likely to affect second-tier handset shipments

Jun 18, 15:31

Second-tier handset vendors in China are worried about a lack of resources in their supply chains due to increased competition for handset panels in China, according to industry so...

Taiwan market: Handset shipments in 1Q13 hit record, says IDC

Jun 18, 14:38

There were 2.32 million handsets shipped in the Taiwan market during the first quarter of 2013, the highest quarterly level on record and increasing 3% on quarter and 5% on year,...

Coolpad becomes top 3G handset vendor in China

Jun 17, 15:25

China-based handset vendor Coolpad has reportedly become the number-one local brand in China's 3G handset market, overtaking Lenovo due to sales of its 4-inch smartphones, according...

Lose the switch, lose the loss: Cavendish Kinetics leverages MEMS for tunable RF components

Jun 14, 23:58

Cavendish Kinetics recently announced the availability of production samples of its tunable RF capacitors to key strategic partners. Shipped as a chip scale package (CSP), the Cavendish...

Dennis Yost, president and CEO of Cavendish Kinetics and Larry Morrell, executive vice president, C

Digitimes Research: AMOLED handset panel shipments to reach 363 million units in 2015

Jun 11, 10:24

Currently, smaphone is the most important application for AMOLED panels and has been fueling shipment growth. Digitimes predicts AMOLED handset panel shipments to grow to 363 million...

Marvell sees handset, smart TV chips as growth drivers in 2013

Jun 4, 12:23

Specializing in storage chips, Marvell has diversified products to include solutions targeted at handset and smart TV applications. The two product segments will play a major growth...

Chris Chang, VP of Marvell's Greater China Business

Handset panels sized 4.5- to 5-inch in short supply until August 2013

Jun 3, 12:53

Handset panels sized 4.5- to 5-inch will be in short supply until August 2013 due to handset vendors preparing to release new models in the third quarter of the year, according to...

Digitimes Research: Global 2Q13 handset touch panel shipments to show 5% sequential growth

May 31, 10:55

The second quarter is the beginning of the traditional boom season for the touch panel market and demand from handset makers has been reviving. Digitimes Research predicts that global...

Global smartphone shipments to surpass basic and feature phones in 2013; handset panel specifications to change, says DisplaySearch

May 27, 16:14

Global smartphone shipments will surpass shipments of basic and feature phones for the first time in 2013, according to research firm DisplaySearch, adding that the device's screen...

Handset vendors in discussion over producing 6-inch and larger phones

May 20, 15:51

Following the release of various-sized 6-inch and larger handsets from Asia-based vendors such as Huawei Device and Samsung Electronics, Nokia is reportedly in discussion about making...

Taiwan panel makers receive increased orders for handset panels sized 4.7- to 5-inch

May 13, 15:39

Taiwan-based panel makers are continuing to see strong orders from handset vendors in China, most notably for 4.7- 5-inch panels, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 2Q13 handset shipments to rise by 43.4% sequentially

May 7, 12:02

Taiwan-based makers will ship 17.15 million handsets on OBM (own brand manufacturing), ODM and JDM (joint design manufacturing) basis during the second quarter of 2013, increasing...

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