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Wireless charging unlikely to become standard until 2H14, say module makers

Oct 16, 22:14

Wireless charging of mobile devices was originally expected to see giant advances in the second half of 2013 and many smartphone brand vendors have been inquiring about related solutions...

China market: MediaTek accounts for over 50% of smartphone solution market

Oct 15, 21:22

MediaTek shipped over 65 million smartphone solutions, including its dual-core MT6572 and quad-core MT6589, to China in the third quarter of 2013, accounting for over 50% of market...

Intel plans cheap Bay Trail CPUs for 2Q14

Oct 14, 21:46

Intel is planning to release entry-level Bay Trail-based processors for the Android platform in the second quarter of 2014, according to sources from tablet players.

Commentary: Would strong 3Q13 earnings ensure smooth sailing for Samsung?

Oct 14, 15:24

Samsung Electronics has just announced that its estimated profits for the third quarter of 2013 will reach KRW10.1 trillion (US$9.38 billion). Would that ensure smooth sailing for...

Mobile phone testing services provider Sporton 3Q13 revenues hit record high

Oct 11, 15:02

Mobile phone testing company Sporton International has reported revenues of NT$209 million (US$7.11 million) for September, up 2.2% sequentially and 28.3% on year. Third-quarter revenues...

Yageo expects sales to decline within 10% in 4Q13

Oct 7, 14:54

Passive component maker Yageo has reported flat sales for September and for the third quarter of 2013, but expects its revenues to dip within a range of 10% in the fourth quarter.

MediaTek 3Q13 performance beats guidance

Oct 7, 11:53

MediaTek has announced strong sales for September, bringing its third-quarter revenues to NT$39.2 billion, the company's highest quarterly figures and higher than its guidance of...

Ichia Technologies sees increased September revenues

Oct 4, 15:51

Flexible PCB and handset keyboard maker Ichia Technologies has posted consolidated revenues of NT$871 million (US$29.2 million) for September, up 3.9% on month and 10.5% on year.

MediaTek to enter Samsung supply chain with quad- and 8-core mobile chips, says report

Newswatch - Oct 3, 11:29

MediaTek is expected to enter the supply chain of Samsung Electronics with its quad- and 8-core mobile processors in the second half of 2014, the Chinese-language Commercial Times...

Panel makers continue to see orders from China telecom operators for 5- and 5.5-inch units

Sep 30, 13:59

China telecom operators are gearing up to release new CNY$1,000 (US$163) large-size smartphones in the second half of 2013, which is bringing increased demand in the market for 5-...

HTC sells back holdings in Beats

Newswatch - Sep 30, 12:01

HTC has signed an agreement to sell back to Beats Electronics its holdings of a 24.84% share in the US-based audio solution provider for US$265 million, according to a company announcement...

Qualcomm remains largest proprietary GPU supplier in mobile device graphics market, says JPR

Sep 27, 13:58

Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has announced estimated personal mobile device graphics chip shipments for the first half of 2013. Personal mobile devices include smartphones, tablets and...

MediaTek, Qualcomm amend patent agreements

Sep 27, 10:25

Neither MediaTek nor Qualcomm has lodged any complaint against the other, formally, informally, or otherwise, to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the US International Trade...

Apple continues familiar design and pricing strategy with iPhone 5c, says IHS

Sep 26, 14:54

Far from the major departure that many had expected, the iPhone 5c turned out to follow Apple's familiar formula, combining premium pricing with a hardware design almost completely...

Apple iPhone 5s carries US$199 BOM and manufacturing cost, IHS says

Sep 26, 14:47

Apple's new flagship product- the iPhone 5s- features some cutting-edge components that represent pioneering achievements for the smartphone market while maintaining a nearly identical...

MediaTek September revenues to stay flat

Sep 25, 14:35

MediaTek is expected to see its September revenues stay flat at NT$12.5 billion (US$422.77 million) as posted in August as China-based smartphone vendors and telecom operators have...

Ichia keypad shipments to BlackBerry unaffected by acquisition agreement

Sep 24, 21:42

Flexible PCB and keypad maker Ichia Technologies has said that its production of keypads for BlackBerry for the rest of 2013 will remain unchanged for the time being. The smartphone...

Quartz component maker TXC looks to strong performance in October-November

Sep 24, 15:24

Quartz component maker TXC is expected to see its revenues hit the highest level for 2013 in October or November buoyed by the roll-outs of new mobile devices by most of hardware...

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...

Rumors of poor lens module yields for new Apple iPhones circulating in supply chain

Sep 17, 11:48

Rumors are circulating in Taiwan-based supply chains that production of the camera lens modules for iPhone 5S and 5C reportedly has been marred by low yield rates. Only Largan Precision...

Commentary: China taking center stage in IT world

Sep 16, 10:55

China-based smartphone and tablet makers' influence in the IT market has been growing rapidly and according to Digitimes Research's latest figures, among the 950 million smartphones...

Digitimes Research: Release of MHL 3.0 puts pressure back on MyDP

Sep 13, 14:32

The MHL Consortium on August 20, 2013 unveiled the new MHL 3.0 standard, pushing nine new features. Among the nine features, only seven are real enhancements, while the remaining...

Nearly 6 billion portable battery cells to be shipped annually by 2023, says Navigant Research

Sep 13, 10:54

The explosion in portable devices, from consumer electronics to medical devices, has transformed many aspects of modern life. Until recently, however, the batteries that power these...

Panel shipments for iPhone 5s expected to reach 10-15 million units in 3Q13

Sep 12, 14:44

Shipments of panels used in Apple's new iPhone 5s are expected to reach between 10-15 million units in the third quarter of 2013, with Sharp expected to be responsible for seven million...

Taiwan IT players to benefit from new Apple iPhone products

Sep 9, 22:13

Taiwan component makers are expected to enjoy strong revenue growth as Apple is ready to release its new iPhone products. The assembly of the iPhone 5S is handled by Foxconn Electronics...

Apple faces thorny memory future as a non-Samsung customer, says IHS

Sep 9, 10:39

Apple may be the most influential technology company in the world, but even its formidable status may not help as it tries to out-innovate Samsung, its primary competitor. That's...

MediaTek August revenues down slightly

Newswatch - Sep 9, 10:23

MediaTek has reported revenues of NT$12.75 billion (US$425.21 million) for August, down 3.56% sequentially but up 38.31% on year. For the first eight months of 2013, revenues totaled...

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.

MediaTek to land more feature phone solution orders after Microsoft-Nokia deal

Sep 4, 22:20

MediaTek is expected to land a significant volume of windfall chipset orders for feature phones after Microsoft takes control of Nokia's Devices and Services unit, according to industry...

Makers in Microsoft, Nokia supply chains to compete fiercely for orders

Sep 4, 15:08

Taiwan-based makers in Microsoft's and Nokia's supply chains are expected to gear up efforts to garner orders for smartphones, games consoles, tablets and other peripherals after...

Component makers look to land orders from Huawei Device

Sep 3, 15:52

Component makers in the handset industry such as Truly Optoelectronics, EELY and O-Film Tech are expected to see increased orders from Huawei Device.

Digitimes Research: Smartphone AP shipments to China soar in 2Q13

Sep 2, 21:59

Total smartphone application processor (AP) shipments to the China market came to 92.1 million units in the second quarter of 2013, up 13.1% sequentially and 84.4% on year, buoyed...

MediaTek likely to raise its 3Q13 guidance

Sep 2, 15:44

MediaTek is expected to raise its target revenue growth for the third quarter of 2013 to 12-18%, up from its original forecast of 5-13%, buoyed by strong sales of its smartphone and...

Windows and BlackBerry face challenges to become 3rd-largest mobile OS ecosystem, says ABI Research

Sep 2, 13:21

ABI Research's recent smartphone research shows Android accounted for 80% of all smartphones shipped worldwide in the second quarter of 2013. The next largest ecosystem, Apple's iOS,...

Decrease in manufacturing costs helps Xiaomi new Red Rice smartphone carry a US$85 BOM, says TrendForce

Aug 29, 21:41

According to global market research firm TrendForce, smartphone manufacturing costs are decreasing, which is changing the shipment proportion of handsets. In 2014, entry-level devices...

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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.

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    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.

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    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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