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Silitech 2012 net profits highest among handset component makers

Newswatch - Mar 29, 14:41

Handset component maker Silitech Technology led fellow companies Merry Electronics and Ichia Technologies with the highest profits of NT$857 million (US$28.62 million) in 2012, according...

China handset vendors look to Taiwan and Japan suppliers for high-end panels

Mar 25, 15:18

China-based handset vendors have recently been seeking out Taiwan- and Japan-based panel makers to provide midrange and high-end panels, as China-based panel makers have been struggling...

MediaTek to slash handset solution prices in April, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 22, 16:09

MediaTek is expected to implement a comprehensive price cut of its handset solutions on April 1, with quotes for its quad-core MT6589 solutions to be reduced by the highest rate of...

Galaxy S4 to extend Samsung lead in 2013 handset market, says IHS

Mar 21, 15:58

Samsung will extend its mobile handset market share lead over its nearest competitor to 11 percentage points in 2013, thanks to the launch of its latest Galaxy S handset, IHS iSuppli...

Inhontech joins branded notebook and smartphone competition

Mar 21, 14:08

Taiwan-based Inhon Technologies Group (Inhontech), an ODM maker of glass fiber handset and notebook cases, chassis and other plastics parts, has recently entered the branded smartphone...

Commentary: Who would buy the Panasonic handset business unit?

Mar 20, 22:09

Japan-based Panasonic reportedly plans to sell its handset business unit. Industry observers believe China-based firms might be interested, but the chances of the Japan vendor reaching...

Panasonic in talks to sell its handset business, says Japan press

Mar 20, 15:13

Panasonic is mulling plans to sell its mobile phone business, the Sankei...

Taiwan-based panel makers expected to delay mass production of Full HD handset panels

Mar 19, 19:35

AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux Corporation are expected to delay mass production of Full HD handset panels until the second quarter of 2013, according to industry sources.

Google executive reshuffle may affect relationship with handset brands, say sources

Mar 15, 15:37

Google's Android chief, Andy Rubin, has stepped down from his current post. If Rubin is assigned to strengthen in-house handset products, it may affect Google's relationship with...

Samsung introduces Galaxy S4

Mar 15, 10:40

South Korea-based Samsung Electronics has announced the fourth generation of the Galaxy smartphone series, the Galaxy S4 that weighs 130g.

Samsung Galaxy S4

HannStar expects strong orders for whitebox handset panels in 1H13

Mar 11, 21:22

HannStar Display expects to see strong orders for 4- to 5-inch panels used in whitebox handsets during the first half of 2013, according to industry sources.

Innolux becomes largest handset panel supplier for Nokia, say Taiwan makers

Mar 8, 14:14

Innolux has obtained 30-35% of orders for panels used in Nokia handsets, becoming Nokia's largest handset panel supplier, according to Taiwan-based supply chain sources.

China handset makers hope to reduce reliance on Android

Mar 6, 22:23

The China Academy of Telecommunication Research for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has published a white paper stating that China's handset industry has been...

Mobile device market to reach 2.6 billion units by 2016, says Canalys

Feb 26, 15:56

Worldwide mobile device shipments (notebooks, tablets, smartphones and phones) will reach 2.6 billion units by 2016, according to the latest forecasts from Canalys. Tablets will be...

Qualcomm, Samsung claim top-2 spots in mobile handset IC market in 2012, says IHS

Feb 22, 12:24

Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics capitalized on rapidly shifting market conditions to claim the top-two spots of the mobile handset core integrated circuit (IC) business in 2012,...

MWC 2013: Acer to present new smartphone lineup

Feb 21, 12:33

Acer will showcase its family of smartphones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013 in Barcelona, targeting first-time smartphone users and customers with need of feature-rich multimedia...

HTC drops out of top 10 handset brands

Feb 18, 15:39

HTC has fallen out of the top-10 handset vendor rankings published by Gartner. The smartphone specialist made its first appearance in Gartner's ranking of the world's top-10 handset...

Global handset market undergoes changes as more brands turn to profitability, say sources

Feb 4, 13:52

A new scenario of the global handset market is taking shape as LG Electronics and Lenovo have begun generating profits from their handset businesses, while Sony Mobile Communications...

GBM expects auto and handset PCB demand to drive company growth in 2013

Feb 1, 14:24

Global Brands Manufacture (GBM), which makes PCBs and provides PCB assembly services, expects brisk demand coming from the handset and automotive electronics sectors to drive its...

Largan lands handset lens module orders from South Korea

Feb 1, 11:07

Taiwan-based Largan Precision has, for the first time, obtained orders for lens modules from a South Korea-based smartphone vendor, company CEO Lin En-ping said at a January 31 investors...

Acer and Intel join hands to introduce Acer Liquid C1 smartphone

Feb 1, 11:02

Acer and Intel have announced the Acer Liquid C1 smartphone based on Intel's Atom Z2420 processor for the Asia Pacific region. The smartphone will be available with a special promotion...

Strong demand for smartphones, heated competition characterize global handset market in 4Q12, says IDC

Jan 28, 11:24

The worldwide mobile phone market grew 1.9% on year in the fourth quarter of 2012, as strong holiday smartphone sales raised shipments of these devices to levels nearly equal to those...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 1Q13 handset shipments to go up sequentially

Jan 16, 10:42

Taiwan-based makers will ship 15.23 million handsets in total during the first quarter of 2013, increasing 4% on quarter but decreasing 3.4% on year, according to Digitimes Research's...

Sitronix shipments of ambient light and proximity sensors to climb in 2013

Jan 10, 21:55

Sitronix Technology is expected to ramp up shipments of its ambient light and proximity sensors in 2013, buoyed by new orders placed by first-tier handset brands, according to market...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers see decrease in 4Q12 handset shipments

Jan 8, 15:57

Taiwan-based OBMs (own-brand manufacturers), JDMs (joint-development manufacturers) and ODMs shipped 14.64 million handsets in total in the fourth quarter of 2012, decreasing 2.5%...

China January-November handset output over one billion, says MIIT

Jan 2, 11:49

China-based makers produced 1.045 billion handsets during January-November 2012, slightly dropping by 1.1% on year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information...

Packaging material supplier Chang Wah looks to strong sales in 4Q12

Dec 18, 15:48

Packaging material supplier Chang Wah Electromaterials is expected to continue to post strong sales in the fourth quarter of 2012 thanks to brisk demand coming from the handset and...

Motorola likely to bid farewell to Taiwan handset ODMs after Google sells plants to Flextronics

Dec 17, 13:01

The partnerships between Motorola Mobility and Taiwan-based handset ODMs such as Foxconn International Holdings (FIH) will begin to fade away, as Google, the parent company of Motorola,...

Taiwan market: CHT, TWM, FET set 2013 targets

Dec 14, 15:33

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, have set respective handset procurement...

Handset and platform makers compete to dominate map data

Dec 13, 21:19

Handset and platform makers such as Nokia and Google have been expanding in-house map data platforms. Apple is reportedly considering buying Tom Tom, a Dutch navigation product provider,...

Innolux to mass produce 5-inch Full HD 443ppi handset panels in 1Q13

Dec 11, 21:28

Innolux is expected to mass produce 5-inch Full HD handset panels that have 443ppi in the first quarter of 2013, according to industry sources.

Nokia to sell Finnish headquarters

Dec 5, 15:57

Nokia announced on December 4 that the company had agreed to sell its head office building in Espoo, Finland, for EUR170 million (US$222.9 million).

Innolux enters handset panel supply chains of ZTE, Huawei and Lenovo

Dec 4, 15:08

Innolux Corporation (which changed its name from Chimei Innolux (CMI) on November 14, 2012) has reportedly entered into the supply chains of ZTE, Huawei Technologies and Lenovo to...

China market: Over 49 million smartphones sold in 3Q12, says Analysys

Dec 3, 11:24

There were 63.73 million handsets sold in the China market during the third quarter of 2012, decreasing 4.1% on quarter and 7.5% on year. Smartphones accounted for 49.17 million units,...

China January-October handset output over 915 million units, says MIIT

Nov 30, 15:47

Makers in China turned out 915.618 million handsets in total during January-October 2012, falling 1.9% on year, according to statistics by the Ministry of Industry and Information...

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