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Worldwide Ethernet switch market declines 1.1% on year, while the router market grows 3.7%, says IDC

Aug 29, 15:53

Worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) revenues reached US$5.4 billion in the second quarter of 2013, representing an on-year decline of 1.1%. On a sequential basis, second-quarter...

US-made Moto X cost comparable to Asia-assembled smartphones, IHS reveals

Aug 28, 22:18

Conventional wisdom says it is cheaper to produce things in Asia than in North America, which is why US electronics brands have steadily outsourced nearly all their product manufacturing...

Smartphone vendors in China expected to use mostly Full HD panels in 2014

Aug 27, 20:33

Supply chain sources in the panel industry believe that most smartphone vendors in China will be after Full HD panels in 2014 in order to keep up with market demand.

MediaTek lands tablet solution orders from China-based tablet makers, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 27, 14:39

MediaTek has landed orders for its tablet chips from 10-20 tablet makers in China with mass shipments to begin in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a Chinese-language Economic...

Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone driving 55% increase in handset display revenues in 2013, says DisplaySearch

Aug 27, 11:33

Increased demand for higher resolution, larger touch-enabled smartphones is leading to strong revenue growth in the mobile phone display market in 2013. According to DisplaySearch,...

China market: Smartphone replacement demand is still growing

Aug 26, 12:08

Initial sales of new smartphones launched by some vendors in China in the third quarter, such as Xiaomi Technology's Hongmi smartphone, have been brisk, indicating that replacement...

Chassis makers prefer thermoplastic curing process for carbon fiber products

Aug 23, 14:49

As carbon fiber-reinforced plastic chassis are expected to enjoy strong growth in 2014, chassis makers are placing most of their resources on developing the thermoplastic curing process...

More Taiwan LCD driver IC makers enter Samsung smartphone supply chain

Aug 21, 22:07

Taiwan-based LCD driver IC vendors ILI Technology (Ilitek) and Sitronix Technology have entered the smartphone supply chain of Samsung Electronics, in addition to Himax Technologies...

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...

Touch panel makers see increased orders for panels used in mid-range handsets

Aug 21, 14:17

Touch panel makers such as Truly Optoelectronics, O-Film Tech and J Touch have recently seen increased orders from China-based smartphone vendors such as Lenovo, Huawei Device, ZTE...

Panel suppliers resume shipments of 3.5-inch panels for feature phones

Aug 20, 21:48

Shipments of small-size LCD panels, mainly 3.5-inch models, for feature phones have resumed to normal levels recently after tight supply in the second quarter, according to industry...

Panel makers see orders rebound for high-end smartphone panels

Aug 20, 15:20

Panel makers are starting to see orders for high-end smartphone panels heat up as smartphone vendors are preparing to launch new devices, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Application processor market evolving with profound changes

Aug 19, 21:47

The ecosystem of application processors has evolved with profound changes since the beginning of 2013, with entry-level to mid-range products becoming mainstream and vendor ranking...

MediaTek ramping up smartphone solutions to meet surging demand

Aug 19, 11:53

MediaTek is ramping up production of its smartphone solutions to ensure that the follow-up orders placed by its clients recently will be fulfilled in September at the latest, according...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset-, tablet-use touch panel shipments to drop in 3Q13

Aug 19, 10:43

Taiwan-based makers will ship 48.964 million handset-use touch panels and 13.578 million touch panels used in sub 11-inch tablets during third-quarter 2013, deceasing sequentially...

Hybrid indoor location to dominate billion unit smartphone market, says ABI Research

Aug 16, 14:13

Apple's acquisition of WiFiSLAM has brought smartphone indoor location technologies to the fore. With over one billion new smartphones forecast to utilize indoor location technologies...

MEMS vendors gear up for growing demand for portable devices

Aug 16, 12:07

STMicroelectronics, Bosch and InvenSense are gearing up to meet the demand from new Windows 8 devices, as well as tablets and smartphones slated for release in the second half of...

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,...

Delayed fingerprint sensor production to limit initial shipments of iPhone 5S to 3-4 million units in 3Q13, say sources

Aug 12, 15:51

Production of Apple's next iPhone, commonly referred to be the iPhone 5S and is scheduled to be unveiled on September 10, could reach only 3-4 million units in the third quarter of...

Testing services provider Sporton reports record high revenues for July

Aug 8, 15:56

Sporton International, an inductor maker and testing services provider, saw its revenues edge up 4.4% and 27.1% to a record high of NT$204 million (US$6.81 million) in July thanks...

Orise sees sales double on year in July

Newswatch - Aug 8, 14:48

LCD driver IC vendor Orise Technology has reported revenues of NT$758.99 million (US$25.34 million) for July, down 19.7% sequentially but up 100% on year. For the first seven months...

Vendors pleased with Bay Trail-T performance, but concerned about pricing

Aug 7, 22:20

Intel is ready to announce its upcoming Bay Trail-T platform, designed specifically for tablets, in December, and most of Intel's brand partners have expressed satisfaction over the...

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...

MediaTek July revenues soar

Aug 7, 11:48

Consolidated revenues at MediaTek rose 35.5% sequentially and 43% from a year ago to NT$13.22 billion (US441 million) in July 2013, the highest monthly level since January 2010.

ZigBee takes off in STBs, with nearly one-third of boxes to use the networking technology in 2018, says IHS

Aug 6, 15:12

The ZigBee RF4CE standard is rapidly gaining acceptance in the set-top box (STB) market where it currently serves mainly as a replacement for infrared (IR) technology in remote controls...

MediaTek expects revenues to rise 5-13% in 3Q13

Aug 5, 12:09

IC design house MediaTek expects its consolidated revenues to log a 5-13% sequential increase in the third quarter of 2013, after posting a 38.8% sales jump in the second quarter.

Kinsus, Unimicron look to revenue gains in 3Q13 as Qualcomm ramps shipments

Jul 30, 21:21

IC substrate suppliers Kinsus Interconnect Technology and Unimicron Technology are expected to post strong sequential growth in revenues in the third quarter of 2013 after major client...

Smartphone vendors conservative about adopting 8-core platforms, say Taiwan makers

Jul 30, 14:13

While Samsung Electronics, MediaTek and HiSilicon Technologies have been developing 8-core platforms for smartphones, vendors are conservative about the adoption on concerns that...

NFC, MEMS sensors, and gesture recognition the big smartphone differentiators in 2013, says ABI Research

Jul 25, 15:20

Accelerometers, vision-based gesture recognition, gyroscopes, and NFC are predicted to be the feature set big winners in smartphones in 2013, according to ABI Research. "Gesture...

HDI board production utilization to stay high in 2H13

Jul 24, 22:33

PCB makers' utilization rates for HDI boards, particularly any-layer HDI boards, will remain high despite recent speculation suggesting weaker-than-expected demand for high-end smartphones,...

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...

MediaTek to launch 8-core smartphone CPUs

Jul 24, 11:29

MediaTek is expected to launch its first 8-core smartphone solution, the MT6592, in the fourth quarter of 2013. The chip will be made with a 28nm process at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Flexible PCB makers gearing up mass production for new iPhones

Jul 22, 21:04

Flexium Interconnect, Zhen Ding Technology and Career Technology reportedly have cut into the supply chain for Apple's next-generation iPhone devices slated for release in late September...

IC demand from smartphone and notebook sectors to pick up in 3Q12

Jul 22, 14:51

Taiwan-based IC suppliers are still positive about the prospects for the third quarter of 2013 as they believe that demand from the smartphone and notebook sectors are likely to stage...

Nokia expected to release more ODM orders, say Taiwan makers

Jul 19, 14:03

Nokia is expected to release more handset orders, including smartphones and feature phones, to Taiwan-based ODMs to reduce its R&D expenses as the vendor is now focusing on Lumia...

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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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