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Digitimes Research: Samsung, white-box players looking to take over 10-15 million feature phone demand from Microsoft Mobile

Nov 19, 15:02

With Microsoft Mobile's announcement in July 2014 it will terminate its feature phone business within a year and a half, Samsung Electronics and China's white-box handset players...

Commentary: Is it possible for Nokia to re-enter the mobile device market?

Nov 10, 11:47

Nokia, as hinted by its CFO Timo Ihamuotila at the company's latest conference call, is mulling the possibility of making a re-entry into the mobile device market, most likely in...

Taiwan market: Tsann Kuen pushing Bluetooth technology to advertise and provide mobile payments

Nov 5, 22:19

Taiwan-based IT retail chain Tsann Kuen will adopt iBeacon technology in its stores nationwide to promote products and provide mobile payment services. iBeacon technology is able...

China market: China Mobile to start TD-LTE MVNO cooperation

Nov 4, 21:56

China Mobile, currently the dominant TD-LTE mobile telecom carrier in the China market, will begin cooperation with TD-LTE mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), in a bid to quickly...

Sony announces increased TV sales

Nov 4, 16:08

Sony has announced that its home entertainment and sound sales increased 7% on year (a 2% increase on a constant currency basis) to JPY282.4 billion (US$2.48 billion). This increase...

Sony LCD TV sales rebound

Larger smartphone displays drive minutes of use in apps and more mobile data consumption, says IHS

Oct 30, 14:57

Larger smartphone screen sizes strongly correlate with increased app minutes of usage and higher resolution screen smartphones have higher data consumption, according to IHS.

China September mobile phone users grow to 1.273 billion, says MIIT

Oct 28, 12:24

There were 1.273 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of September 2014, growing 0.44% on month and 5.47% on year, with 482.43 million (37.91%) of them...

Sony Mobile to amend strategy for releasing flagship models

Oct 22, 22:12

Sony Mobile Communications will amend its policy for the launch of flagship models by releasing only one new model a year, instead of two models currently, according to sources at...

Intel may stop providing subsidies for mobile solutions; switch to providing support through different methods

Oct 21, 16:06

With better-than-expected performance in the third quarter of 2014, some market watchers have speculated that Intel will stop providing subsidies for its mobile device solutions to...

Lenovo to set up secondary brand for mobile devices

Oct 21, 14:13

The Lenovo Group has announced that it will create a new company to focus on sales of smart devices and services through Internet. The new company will operate under a separate name...

China Mobile January-September profit down on year

Oct 21, 13:56

China Mobile has posted consolidated revenues of CNY481.235 billion (US$78.07 billion) for January-September 2014, increasing 3.9% on year, while its net profit of CNY82.602 billion...

New battery and charging technologies required for 8 billion mobile devices in 2019, says ABI Research

Oct 9, 13:35

ABI Research forecasts that the installed base of mobile devices (smartphones, basic mobile phones, wearables, tablets, and notebooks) will reach eight billion by 2019, providing...

Nvidia announces GeForce GTX 980M/970M for gaming notebooks

Oct 9, 12:33

Nvidia has unveiled its latest mobile GPUs, the GeForce GTX 980M/970M, and has received orders from Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Clevo...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile launches entry-level Xperia E3

Oct 3, 14:05

Sony Mobile Communications has launched its Xperia E3 in the Taiwan market, priced at NT$6,900 (US$227) unlocked targeting the entry-level segment. The model is the lowest-priced...

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom to launch NFC mobile payment services

Oct 2, 10:56

Taiwan-based Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) will launch NFC-based mobile payment services through cooperation with MasterCard, four local banks and EastCard on October 16. The service will...

China August mobile phone user base grows to 1.267 billion, says MIIT

Sep 29, 12:39

There were 1.267 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of August 2014, growing 0.32% on month and 5.97% on year, with 479.6 million (37.85%)...

Sony Mobile to focus on high-end smartphones, will decrease ODM orders, say Taiwan makers

Sep 22, 22:43

Sony Mobile Communications, in view of its unsatisfactory smartphone sales performance, has cut its smartphone business personnel by 15% and adjusted operational strategies by focusing...

Digitimes Research: Mobile DRAM bit growth rate to top 37.5% in 2H14

Sep 18, 13:59

The bit growth of mobile DRAM is expected to expand 37.5% on year in the second half of 2014, buoyed by a 30% annual growth in smartphone shipments as well as rising demand for mobile...

China Mobile chairman calls for cross-strait cooperation in 5G development

Sep 17, 11:15

China Mobile chairman Xi Guo-hua, in an opening speech for the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) annual conference in Taiwan on September 16, expressed the hope that the telecom industries...

China Mobile chairman Xi Guohua

China market: CNY500 4G smartphones expected to be launched by end of 2014, says China Mobile Device president

Sep 16, 22:03

While there have been many 4G smartphones for sale at retail prices of CNY1,000 (US$163) or below in the China market, China-based vendors including Coolpad and Lenovo are expected...

China Mobile Device president He Ning

More than 75% of mobile applications will fail basic security tests through 2015, says Gartner

Sep 15, 15:35

Through 2015, more than 75% of mobile applications will fail basic security tests, according to Gartner. Enterprise employees download from app stores and use mobile applications...

Advantech cooperates with China Mobile M2M to tap China IoT, smart city market

Sep 15, 15:12

Industrial computing solution developer Advantech and China Mobile M2M, a wholly owned subsidiary of the largest China-based mobile telecom carrier China Mobile, have signed an agreement...

Samsung, Sony Mobile unveil smartwatches with GPS functionality

Sep 9, 22:30

Samsung Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications both have unveiled high-end smartwatches with GPS functionality, putting more pressure on GPS device suppliers including Garmin...

FIH Mobile invests in CExchange

Sep 9, 11:24

FIH Mobile, a smartphone ODM under the Foxconn Group, has made a strategic investment of US$10.5 million for a 30% stake in CExchange, a US-based provider of consumer electronics...

Sony Mobile launches new Xperia flagship models

Sep 9, 10:35

Sony Mobile Communications has unveiled three new smartphones, one tablet and two wearable devices in a press event held during IFA 2014 trade show.

Sony Xperia smartphone

Digitimes Research: 3G to take up 53.1% of mobile communication users in ASEAN in 2016

Sep 5, 15:24

The total number of mobile communication subscribers in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market will reach 744.3 million in 2016, with 3G to account for 53.1%, 2G...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan smartphone makers see dropping orders from Amazon, Microsoft Mobile and Facebook in 2014

Sep 3, 16:07

Taiwan handset makers originally expected to continue receiving orders for Lumia series products from Microsoft Mobile and also acquire new orders from Amazon and Facebook in 2014,...

New mobile products to benefit component suppliers until end of 2014

Sep 2, 15:49

With smartphone players such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Sony expected to unveil their latest products at IFA 2014, and Apple set to release its new mobile products...

Sony Mobile to adopt metal-alloy chassis for smartphones to be launched in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Aug 29, 14:29

Sony Mobile Communications are developing smartphones to be launched in 2015 and will adopt metal-alloy chassis for high-end models, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Acer unveils cloud-supported hearing device

Aug 26, 14:50

Acer has unveiled a hearing device that leverages cloud computing resources to optimize settings at a convention in Shenzhen, China, which started on August 25. The device is able...

Commentary: Rising pan-Indian Ocean regional smartphone market represents huge potential for Taiwan firms

Aug 26, 12:26

Approximately eight years ago, Digitimes ran a special topic, entitled "To go, or not to go," to explore whether India is a market worth investing in for Taiwan-based businesses...

Mobile Internet will continue to drive mobile revenues, contributing to 31% of global service revenues in 1Q14, says ABI Research

Aug 25, 15:38

In the first quarter of 2014, worldwide mobile service revenues increased 0.58% on year to US$264 billion, according to ABI Research. Revenues for 2014 will grow 2.9% on year to US$1.01...

AUO to showcase high resolution a-Si TFT-LCDs for mobile devices at Touch Taiwan 2014

Aug 25, 15:17

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its ultra high resolution display technologies and applications for mobile devices, including 5-inch Full HD and 8-inch WQXGA (1600x2560) LCD panels...

Sony Mobile to roll out more waterproof smartphones, say sources

Aug 25, 11:53

Sony Mobile Communications is enhancing the competitiveness of its the mid-range smartphones by rolling-out more water-resistant models and is likely to make waterproof a standard...

China July mobile phone user base grows to 1.263 billion, says MIIT

Aug 25, 10:51

There were 1.263 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of July 2014, growing 0.24% on month and 6.60% on year. Of the subscribers, 476.90 million...

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    Samsung 12Gb LPDDR4 DRAM

    Samsung Electronics has announced that it is mass producing 12Gb LPDDR4 (low power, double data rate 4) mobile DRAM chips based on its 20nm process technology. The new LPDDR4 is...

    Photo: Company, Sep 18.

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    Intel sixth-generation Core processor

    Intel has introduced the sixth-generation Core processor family for a range of device designs - from the ultra-mobile compute stick, to 2-in-1s and high-definition all-in-one desktops,...

    Photo: Company, Sep 3.

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    Microsoft Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual SIM feature phone

    Microsoft has announced the new Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual SIM, aimed at first-time mobile phone buyers, as well as people looking for a reliable backup device for their smartphones...

    Photo: Company, Jun 30.

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    Aidmics iSperm inspection device for pig sperm

    At Computex Aidmics Biotechnology showcased its iSperm, which inspects pig sperm. It is a tool for animal husbandry. Aidmics said it has sold over 100 iSperm devices since its launch,...

    Photo: Julian Ho, Digitimes, Jun 10.

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    Aidmics uHandy mobile microscope

    Several Taiwan-based start-up companies were at Computex 2015's Meet the Future exhibition zone and among them was Aidmics Biotechnology. The company showcased its inspection products...

    Photo: Julian Ho, Digitimes, Jun 10.

China Internet TV and OTT market developments
2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

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Analysis of China revised domestic semiconductor industry goals
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.