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Digitimes Research: Thread to compete with ZigBee ZHA initially

Nov 6, 14:15

Thread, a new networking protocol for household appliances initiated by Google's Nest Labs, looks to compete with the ZHA (ZigBee Home Automation) standard, but there is a possibility...

NAND flash controller unlikely the cause of recent iPhone 6 Plus problem

Nov 6, 14:11

Reports claimed recently that some 128GB iPhone 6 Plus users have their devices shut off without warning when downloading apps, with some users stating the phone has issues when more...

China market: China Unicom aims to ship 100 million dual-mode 4G devices in 2015, says report

Nov 6, 10:54

China United Network Communications (China Unicom) aims to sell 100 million FDD-LTE/TD-LTE dual-mode terminal devices in 2015, according to a report.

Taiwan market: Garmin begins marketing tire pressure detectors

Nov 5, 22:23

Garmin has started marketing tire pressure detectors packaged with its PND devices, in the Taiwan market as the government has ruled that new small-size sedans rolled out from November...

Taiwan market: HTC to continue to be top Android smartphone vendor

Nov 4, 21:54

HTC's sales of smartphones in the Taiwan market in the fourth quarter of 2014 will be better than those recorded in the previous quarter, enabling HTC to continue to serve as the...

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

Lenovo, Huawei, Xiaomi, LG competing for third place in global smartphone vendor rankings

Nov 4, 14:33

China-based smartphone vendors including Lenovo, Huawei and Xiaomi Technology, as well as LG Electronics, are in an intense competition for the third place in the global vendor rankings,...

HTC October revenues drop 5.79% on month

Stockwatch - Nov 4, 12:09

HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.751 billion for October 2014, representing a 5.79% drop on month but 5.04% increase on year.

Microsoft reportedly plans to develop larger Surface Pro tablet

Nov 4, 00:43

Microsoft reportedly plans to roll out new Surface tablets with display sizes larger than current models, according to industry sources, citing an improvement in sales of its Surface...

Foxconn re-joins China e-commerce industry

Nov 4, 00:22

Despite its previous failure in operating an e-commerce business, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has used its system that originally resided on China's e-commerce...

Unimicron reports highest profits in five quarters

Nov 3, 11:08

PCB manufacturer Unimicron Technology has posted its highest profits in five quarters, buoyed by rising shipments of high-margin HDI PCBs for mobile devices.

HTC looks to moderate sales growth in 4Q14

Newswatch - Nov 3, 10:55

HTC expects its revenues to grow 2.6-12.2% sequentially to NT$43-47 billion (US$1.41-1.54 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Worldwide smartphone shipments increase 25.2% in 3Q14, tablet shipments increase 11.5%, says IDC

Oct 31, 15:42

New smartphone releases and an increased emphasis on emerging markets drove global smartphone shipments above 300 million units for the second consecutive quarter. According to IDC,...

Taiwan ODMs, component makers eye orders from China mid-range, high-end smartphone vendors

Oct 30, 20:04

Taiwan-based ODMs and component makers have been seeking orders from China-based vendors of mid-range and high-end smartphones, mainly Vivo, Oppo and Meizu, because of their considerable...

Inspection service company Sporton reports strong performance for 3Q14

Oct 30, 15:25

Sporton International, a Taiwan-based testing, inspection and certification service provider for electronics products, has reported all-time high revenues and profits for the third...

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.

Project Ara modularized smartphone to enter commercial production in 2015

Oct 30, 14:35

Project Ara under Google's Advanced Technology and Projects Group (ATAP) is currently working with more than 20 partners and aims to bring its modularized smartphone into commercial...

Inside structure of a modularized Project Ara phone

Quanta said to be main supplier of Google Project Ara

Oct 30, 11:04

Project Ara, Google's development plan for modular smartphones, is expected to become available on the market in 2015 with Quanta Computer reportedly being the main hardware supplier...

LG Electronics announces 3Q14 performance

Oct 29, 20:53

LG Electronics has announced third-quarter consolidated revenues of KRW14.92 trillion (US$14.54 billion), an increase of 7.4% on year, and operating profit of KRW461.3 billion (US$449.61...

Elitegroup Computer Systems nets NT$1.67 per share for January-September

Oct 29, 15:58

Motherboard, desktop, notebook and tablet maker Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) on October 28 released its financial report for the third quarter of 2014, with consolidated revenues...

Asustek launches ZenFone 5 in Japan

Oct 29, 15:41

Asustek Computer on October 28 announced its ZenFone 5, a 4G-enabled smartphone, in Japan for launch on November 8 and will additionally launch a smartwatch, the ZenWatch, in late...

ITRI eyes flexible display development as wearables market estimated to reach 100 million in 2017

Oct 28, 15:39

Following the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) in smart home, vehicle and automation applications, coupled with expected growth in the wearables market, FlexUP Technologies...

Digitimes Research: Top-3 Japan-based telecom operators promoting smartphones differently for winter season

Oct 28, 14:26

The top-three Japan-based telecom operators, NTT DoCoMo, KDDI au and SoftBank Mobile, have adopted different approaches to promote smartphones for the winter season, according to...

Huawei Device ships 16.8 million smartphones in 3Q14

Oct 27, 22:14

China-based vendor Huawei Device shipped 32.03 million handsets in the third quarter of 2014, with 16.8 million units being smartphones, increasing on year by 26%, according to Taiwan-based...

TV panel shipments to grow 2.7% in 2014

Oct 27, 14:57

Spurred by recovering growth in North America and Europe and rising demand in emerging economies, flat-screen TV panel shipments are expected to grow 2.7% in 2014 from 217 million...

Digitimes Research: Sales of 4G smartphones to remain sluggish in China in 4Q14

Oct 27, 14:03

Major China-based handset vendors including Coolpad, Lenovo and Xiaomi Technology are unlikely to reach their shipment goals set for 2014 due to slow sales of 4G models in the third...

Sony to launch 12-inch tablet in 1Q15, say Taiwan makers

Oct 24, 11:49

Sony Mobile Communications will launch a 12-inch tablet in the first quarter of 2015. Several other vendors are also developing large-size tablets for launch in the first or second...

Taiwan market: HTC maintains largest market share by sales volume in September

Newswatch - Oct 24, 09:45

There were 730,000 handsets sold in the Taiwan market in September and HTC maintained the largest market share at 20.8% in terms of sales volume, followed by Samsung Electronics with...

Apple rumored to raise payments to accelerate iPhone 6 Plus production

Oct 23, 15:46

Seeing higher-than-expected iPhone 6 Plus demand, Apple is rumored to be considering raising its payments to Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) by 20-25% to encourage...

Taiwan market: Samsung launches 2 entry-level LTE smartphones

Oct 23, 15:21

Samsung Electronics has launched two low-priced 4G LTE smartphones, the Galaxy Grand Prime and Galaxy Core Prime, in the Taiwan market targeting the entry-level segment.

Supply chain estimated to deliver 50 million units of iPhone 6 in 2014

Oct 23, 15:06

Strong demand for Apple's iPhone 6 has boosted Pegatron Technology's orders for 2014 and the maker is expected to ship close to 25 million units before the end of 2014, according...

Digitimes Research: Apple turns to focus on price management to save tablet business

Oct 23, 13:55

Digitimes Research believes Apple is planning to sacrifice its gross margins to save its tablet business, which has already fallen into decline. Apple's entry into price competition...

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...

Wearable sensor market to expand sevenfold in 5 years, says IHS

Oct 22, 16:01

Driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features as well as by improved user interfaces, shipments of sensors used in wearable electronic devices will rise by a...

Apple announces financial results for fiscal 4Q14

Oct 21, 22:19

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter that ended September 27, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenues of US$42.1 billion and quarterly net...

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    Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    Apple has announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus featuring 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays. The new iPhones feature a unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum. The iPhone...

    Photo: Company, Sep 10.

  • HTC+Butterfly+2

    HTC Butterfly 2

    HTC has unveiled its new flagship model, the HTC Butterfly 2, in Tokyo in cooperation with KDDI. The smartphone will also be available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Malaysia,...

    Photo: Company, Aug 21.

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    Microsoft Nokia X2 smartphone

    Microsoft Devices Group has unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family smartphones. The new Nokia X2 provides access to Android apps and Microsoft...

    Photo: Company, Jun 26.

  • Amazon+Fire+smartphone

    Amazon Fire smartphone

    Amazon has unveiled Fire, the first smartphone designed by the company and features Amazon's Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. Dynamic Perspective uses a new sensor system to respond...

    Photo: Company, Jun 19.

  • Garmin+Vivofit

    Garmin Vivofit

    Garmin has launched a fitness band (smart pedometer bracelet), Vivofit, in the Taiwan market. Vivofit can record users' step counts, walking distance and calories burned in daytime...

    Photo: Company, Apr 22.

Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets
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Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015
  • 2014 global high brightness LED market, trends and shipment forecast

    For the global LED lighting market, the market size will reach US$25.82 billion in 2014 or a market penetration rate of 23.4%. This is attributable to exponential shipment growth for light bulbs, tubes, and directional lamps.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.