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China market: Local vendors to roll out ultra-thin smartphones

Nov 12, 12:21

China-based smartphone vendors, including Huawei, Oppo, Gionee and Vivo, are engaging in a race to roll out ultra-thin models, a job which has been played mainly by international...

Sharp to increase supply of high-end smartphone panels to China

Nov 11, 20:18

Xiaomi in addition to various other handset vendors in China will increase purchases of high-end smartphone panels from Sharp. The orders are set to be used in units released as early...

Foxconn sees over 10% sequential revenue growth in October

Nov 11, 16:16

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$469 billion (US$15.35 billion) for October, up 12.89% on month and 22.58% on year, mainly...

Xiaomi invests in 4G chip development, says sources

Nov 11, 11:58

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology and China-based IC design house Leadcore Technology have established a joint venture specifically for developing 4G chip solutions,...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments dip 3.6% on quarter in 3Q14

Nov 11, 11:02

Smartphone shipments in the China market declined 3.1% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as vendors found it hard to stimulate demand for their devices due to a lack of product...

Synnex Technology sees decreased October revenues

Nov 10, 21:30

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on November 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$27.1 billion (US$893 million) for...

Asustek sees revenues increase in October

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 16:17

Asustek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$46.569 billion (US$1.55 billion) for October 2014, representing a 12.02% increase on month and 12.16% increase on year.

Supply chain utilizations drop as China 4G development lags

Nov 10, 15:04

Following the release of the iPhone 6 coupled with less-than-expected 4G developments in China, handset vendors in China anticipate limited 4G handset shipments throughout the end...

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...

Lenovo to launch low-cost Chromebook in early 2015

Nov 7, 14:27

Lenovo reportedly will launch Chromebook models targeting the sub-US$170 segment in early 2015, a move which will further drag down profits for notebook vendors, according to Taiwan-based...

Lenovo 3Q14 device sales hit record

Nov 7, 14:00

Lenovo on November 6 indicated that it sold 35.6 million notebooks, desktops, tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices globally during the second quarter of fiscal 2014 (ended...

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...

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  • Medical material industry output value in Taiwan up 5.4% on year in 2014, says IEK

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