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MediaTek 2Q14 revenues to increase

Apr 17, 22:00

Shipments of smartphone and tablet solutions from MediaTek are expected to grow in the second quarter of 2014, pushing quarterly revenues up over the NT$46.01 billion (US$1.53 billion)...

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm rethinks AP development strategy

Apr 17, 14:02

Qualcomm has received recognition from brand vendors for its mobile application processors (APs) based on its in-house developed architecture. However, its competitors have started...

Samsung Galaxy S5 carries over US$250 BOM, IHS teardown reveals

Apr 16, 14:48

The Samsung Galaxy S5 with 32GB of NAND flash memory carries a BOM of US$251.52, according to IHS. The cost rises to US$256.52 when the US$5 manufacturing cost is added.

HDI board capacity utilization rates to rise in 2Q14

Apr 15, 22:08

The production capacity utilization rates of high-end HDI boards at Taiwan-based PCB makers are set to rise in the second quarter of 2014 due to strong demand from Samsung Electronics,...

HTC, Samsung to offer alternative chassis choices for flagship smartphones, say Taiwan makers

Apr 15, 15:26

HTC and Samsung Electronics both reportedly plan to expand the product families of their latest flagship smartphones, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Initial shipments of most new flagship smartphones running high, but Xperia Z2 in shortages

Apr 15, 12:09

Initial shipments of new flagship smartphones launched by Samsung Electronics, HTC and LG Electronics have been stable, but Sony Mobile Communications reportedly has encountered a...

Intel aggressively promoting tablet CPUs in China

Apr 14, 15:34

Intel has resorted to an aggressive pricing strategy to promote sales of its tablet-use processors, particularly in China, a move which apparently will take on Qualcomm and MediaTek,...

Altek expects more smartphone vendors to adopt double-lens modules

Apr 11, 14:57

Altek has developed double-lens modules for use in front cameras of smartphones and has won adoption by HTC for its flagship smartphone M8, according to company president Alex Hsi...

Consolidation to continue in the MEMS microphone industry: Q&A with Akustica CEO Horst Muenzel

Apr 10, 11:11

More and more players have made inroads into the MEMS microphone industry to cash in on the rising demand brought up by the popularity of smartphones.

Akustica CEO Horst Muenzel

Qualcomm announces highest-end Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors

Apr 9, 10:47

Qualcomm Technologies has introduced its next-generation mobile processors for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 tier, the Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors. The Snapdragon 810 and 808...

Supply chain gearing up for orders from Samsung for components used in new 2K tablets

Apr 8, 21:55

The supply chain is gearing up for orders from Samsung Electronics for components used in new 2K tablets, according to industry sources.

Taiwan makers look to demand for thin heat-pipes used in smartphones

Apr 8, 19:32

Sony Mobile Communications has adopted thin heat-pipes for its Xperia Z2, and Taiwan-based thermal module makers hope that other smartphone vendors will follow suit, according to...

Apple reportedly to develop baseband chips for iPhones in house, say sources

Apr 7, 22:28

Apple reportedly plans to form a R&D team to develop baseband processors for use in iPhones to be released in 2015 and will place the baseband chip orders with Samsung Electronics...

Each smartphone sold to contribute US$10 to TSMC revenues, say sources

Apr 3, 15:46

The contribution of each smartphone sold worldwide to the revenues of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to reach US$10 soon due to an increase in chips...

Intel CEO outlines new opportunities, investments and collaborations with China technology ecosystem

Apr 3, 12:15

As the computing industry landscape undergoes rapid transformation, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has outlined the company's plans to build upon its nearly 30-year history in China, and...

Digitimes Research: Over 50% white-box tablets to come with phone functions in 2H14; MediaTek to benefit most

Apr 3, 12:08

China white-box tablet players' shipments increased sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2013 thanks to strong demand from mature markets worldwide. Demand from emerging markets...

FPCB maker Ichia reports strong sales for March

Apr 2, 16:43

Flexible PCB (FPCB) and handset chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported revenues of NT$1.02 billion (US$33.58 million) for March, up 23% sequentially and 52.6% on year.

Commentary: Taiwan handset vendors, ODMs advised to optimize rising supply chain in China

Apr 2, 16:36

Taiwan-based handset vendors and ODMs are advised to optimize the advantages of the handset supply chain in China to sharpen their competiveness and to avoid of being marginalized...

Digitimes Research: Tablet application processor shipments in China slip 2.7% in 1Q14

Apr 2, 12:11

Shipments of tablet-use application processors (AP) in China edged down 2.7% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014, affected by seasonality, according to preliminary findings...

Digitimes Research: 3-mode smartphones to dominate China entry-level market

Apr 2, 12:03

When announcing its LTE product lineup in 2013, China Mobile originally set 5-mode support for five major networking standards in China as a basic requirement for its 4G products,...

Japan Display to ship 5.5-inch 538ppi smartphone panels in April

Mar 28, 15:33

Japan Display has begun mass producing WQHD (2,560 by 1,440) panels and is expected to begin shipments in April 2014, according to industry sources.

China market: Handset vendors launching higher-specification models to win market share

Mar 26, 22:11

China-based handset vendors are rolling out smartphones with higher hardware specifications such as 2560 by 1440 (QHD) displays and 50-megapixel cameras in order to compete with first-tier...

Apple placing next-generation iPhone battery orders with Simplo and Desay

Mar 26, 21:45

Apple has reportedly placed its next-generation iPhone battery orders with only two suppliers: Taiwan-based Simplo Technology and China-based Shenzhen Desay Battery Technology. Dynapack,...

Digitimes Research: Melfas eyes top notch in Korea touch panel industry

Mar 26, 15:05

Samsung Electronics' mid-range and entry-level mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) in 2013 mostly adopted touch panels using thin-film technologies such as glass-film-film (GFF)...

Handset supply chains are seeing increased orders from Motorola for entry-level smartphones

Mar 25, 21:49

Handset supply chains are seeing increased orders from Motorola for entry-level smartphones that will be aimed for sale in emerging markets, according to industry sources.

Smartphone supply chain seeing increased orders from China handset vendors

Mar 24, 20:35

The smartphone supply chain is seeing increased orders from China handset vendors, most notably for 4G units, according to industry sources.

Sapphire ingot prices to continue to hike in 2Q14

Mar 20, 15:27

Prices of 2-inch sapphire ingots are expected to hike 11% sequentially and 43% on year to US$5/mm in the second quarter of 2014 after surging at an annual rate of 61% to US$4.5/mm...

Digitimes Research: MediaTek to continue eating into Spreadtrum market share

Mar 20, 15:18

Despite the slow-season performance of China's smartphone market, chipmaker MediaTek's smartphone application processor (AP) shipments in the first quarter continue to see strong...

CCM makers see aggressive orders from smartphone industry

Mar 19, 21:47

Compact camera module (CCM) makers' orders from smartphone vendors have been growing strongly especially for high-end camera modules with visibility already reaching the end of the...

Smartphone cooling module demand may remain weak until 2015

Mar 17, 22:01

Despite having received orders for tablet heat pipes, Taiwan-based cooling module makers are still not able to land orders from most smartphone vendors and are unlikely to do so until...

Smartphone supply chain preps for orders from Amazon

Mar 17, 20:58

The smartphone supply chain is starting to prepare smartphone component orders from Amazon for a device set to release in 2014, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Insufficient panel supplies to limit 2K-resolution smartphone penetration in 2014

Mar 17, 15:10

With Full HD (1,920 by 1,080) having become the mainstream specification of high-end smartphones in 2013, industry players are speculating over the possibility of the resolution climbing...

Mobile market to be dominated by 64-bit mobile processors with 55% market share in 2018, says ABI Research

Mar 17, 14:38

Just one quarter after the launch of Apple's A7, the first 64-bit mobile processor, the company managed to power more than 36 million iPhones and iPads with the chip. With the introduction...

Simplo posts strong profits for 2013

Mar 17, 11:16

Notebook battery pack maker Simplo Technology has posted net profit of NT$3.236 billion (US$108 million) for 2013, 4.96% higher than its paid-in capital of NT$3.083 billion.

Digitimes Research: GTAT may supply only 9.0-16.6% of iPhone sapphire screen covers in 2014

Mar 14, 16:27

US-based GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) is setting up a factory in Arizona for exclusive supply of sapphire to Apple, with the factory to be able to meet only 9.0-16.6% of demand...

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    Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors

    Qualcomm Technologies has introduced its next-generation mobile processors for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 tier: the Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors. The Snapdragon 810 and 808...

    Photo: Company, Apr 9.

  • MWC+2013%3A+Nvidia+Tegra+4i+processor

    MWC 2013: Nvidia Tegra 4i processor

    Nvidia has introduced its first fully integrated 4G LTE mobile processor, the Tegra 4i. Previously codenamed Project Grey, the Tegra 4i processor features 60 custom Nvidia GPU cores;...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

  • MWC+2013%3A+Intel+introduces+new+mobile+SoCs

    MWC 2013: Intel introduces new mobile SoCs

    Intel has announced a range of new products for the mobile market, including a dual-core Atom SoC (Clover Trail+) platform for smartphones and Android tablets, and the company's first...

    Photo: Company, Feb 27.

  • Intel+introduces+new+Atom+Z2420+processor

    Intel introduces new Atom Z2420 processor

    Intel has unveiled a new low-power Atom processor-based platform (Lexington) and smartphone reference design, targeted at the value smartphone market segment. Customers announcing...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

  • Samsung+30nm+2GB+LPDDR3+mobile+memory

    Samsung 30nm 2GB LPDDR3 mobile memory

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing 2GB and low power double-data-rate 3 (LPDDR3) memory using 30nm-class technology for next-generation mobile devices. The new LPDDR3,...

    Photo: Company, Sep 21.

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