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Global tablet shipments expected to drop 15-20% in 1Q14

Feb 6, 11:40

Global tablet shipments are expected to drop 15-20% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014 due to off-peak season effects, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Commentary: Is COS a genuine home-grown platform or a copycat?

Feb 6, 11:10

China has unveiled a home-grown operating system, the China Operating System (COS), for use in smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes (STBs) and other types of smart devices, claiming...

Supply chain continues to see strong orders from Xiaomi

Feb 5, 21:02

Supply chain makers are continuing to see strong orders from Xiaomi as the company aims to sell 40 million handsets in 2014.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments to decline 15.4% sequentially in 1Q14

Jan 28, 22:33

Combined handset shipments of Taiwan-based brand vendors and ODMs are expected to slide 15.4% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014, Digitimes Research has estimated.

Nokia to unveil series of Windows Phone 8.1-based smartphone at MWC

Jan 28, 15:15

Nokia is expected to unveil a series of Windows Phone 8.1-based smartphones at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC), targeting the high-end and entry-level segments, according...

Supply chains see increased orders for 4G smartphones in China

Jan 28, 14:55

Panel and touch panel makers are seeing increased orders from China-based handset vendors as the vendors plan to release new large-size high-resolution 4G smartphones in 2014.

Digitimes Research: Samsung and LG continue to invest in in-house smartphone component production

Jan 28, 14:40

Approximately 70% of the major components used in Samsung Electronics smartphones come from in-house production while about 50% of LG Electronics smartphones come from in-house production,...

Worldwide smartphone shipments top 1 billion units in 2013, says IDC

Jan 28, 13:25

The worldwide smartphone market has reached another milestone, shipping one billion units in a single year for the first time. According to IDC, vendors shipped a total of 1.0042...

Intel rumored to question its future in smartphone market, say sources

Jan 27, 22:04

A rumor circulating in the upstream supply chain in Taiwan has Intel reportedly questioning whether it should quit the smartphone market in 2015 if it continues to see weak performance...

Gigabyte Communications aims to ship 400,000-500,000 own-brand smartphones in 2014

Jan 27, 20:41

Taiwan-based handset own-brand (GSmart) maker and ODM Gigabyte Communications will launch more than 10 Android smartphone models mostly equipped with Qualcomm platforms or processors...

Mobile PCs and smartphones to be top revenue opportunities for IC suppliers in emerging high-speed wireless device market, says IHS

Jan 27, 15:50

Mobile PCs and smartphones will represent the top revenue opportunities for high-speed wireless integrated circuit (IC) suppliers by 2018, as these devices are projected to be the...

MediaTek reports 2013 EPS of NT$20.51

Jan 27, 15:31

IC design house MediaTek has reported net profits of NT$27.49 billion (US$904.6 million) for 2013, up 76.8% on year, with consolidated sales rising 37.1% to NT$136.06 billion. EPS...

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 1Q14 to drop over 20% sequentially

Jan 27, 15:20

An estimated 62.14 million tablets will ship globally in the first quarter of 2014, decreasing 20.8% on quarter but increasing 10.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Foxconn subsidiary to set up joint venture to market education-use tablets

Jan 27, 14:03

Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) subsidiary Foxteq Holdings, NetDragon Websoft, a China-based developer/operator of online games listed in Hong Kong, and Vision Knight...

China market: Prices of octa-core smartphones drifting below CNY1,000

Jan 27, 12:24

The battle for the entry-level smartphone segment in China is intensifying, and Coolpad with releasing an octa-core model priced below CNY1,000 (US$165), according to industry sour...

Taiwan market: Senao aims to sell 480,000 tablets in 2014

Jan 27, 10:19

Senao International sold 426,000 tablets in the Taiwan market for a market share of 25% in 2013 and aims to sell 480,000 units for a market share of 30% in 2014, according to company...

Samsung posts profit drop in 4Q13

Jan 24, 12:40

Samsung Electronics has reported operating profits for the fourth quarter of 2013 slip 18.2% sequentially and about 6% on year to KRW8.31 trillion (US$7.71 billion), while sales were...

Six-inch phablet sales face competition from 7-inch tablets

Jan 24, 12:35

Sales of phablets (tablets with phone capability) with 6-inch or above displays have been rather limited due to strong competition from 7-inch entry-level tablets, according to market...

MediaTek smartphone solution shipments to grow robustly in 2014

Jan 24, 11:35

Shipments of MediaTek's smartphone solutions are expected to grow at a robust pace in 2014, buoyed by efforts by China-based smartphone vendors to expand overseas sales, and growing...

China market: China Mobile, China Telecom aim to sell 100, 36 million TD-LTE devices in 2014

Jan 24, 11:32

China Mobile and China Telecom, two of three 4G licensees in China, aim to sell 100 million and 36 million TD-LTE terminal devices, respectively, in the China market in 2014, according...

Apple and Samsung remain biggest semiconductor buyers, says IHS

Jan 24, 11:04

Apple and Samsung Electronics remained the world's largest buyers of semiconductor chips in 2013, but the intensifying battle between the two for the hearts and minds of consumers...

Taiwan market: Acer launches entry-level smartphone Liquid Z5

Jan 23, 11:00

Acer has launched its Liquid Z5, a 5-inch entry-level smartphone equipped with MediaTek MT6572 1.3GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM and a 5-megapixel rear camera, in the Taiwan...

ECS expects to ship 3 million education-use tablets in 2014, says CNA

Newswatch - Jan 22, 14:24

Taiwan-based ODM Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) shipped 300,000 education-use tablets in 2013 and expects to ship three million units in 2014, according to the Chinese-language...

Taiwan ODMs struggle to land mobile device orders from Samsung

Jan 22, 14:13

While Samsung Electronics are expected to roll out an array of new smartphones and tablets for high-end as well as entry-level segments in 2014, the vendor is quite unlikely to release...

Acer to beef up marketing of fast growing product lines, says CEO

Jan 22, 12:03

Acer will devote more efforts marketing products with fast growth, mainly smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks and other hand-held devices, in 2014, said company president and CEO Jason...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ODM handset shipments flat in 4Q13

Jan 22, 11:43

Handsets shipped by Taiwan-based ODMs stayed flat in the fourth quarter of 2013, with Compal Communications and Arima Communications seeing their shipments decline significantly on...

China white-box makers likely to launch array of wearable devices in 2Q14

Jan 21, 21:37

China-based white-box mobile device makers are likely to launch an array of wearable devices, including smartwatches, in the second quarter of 2014, using chipset solutions from Taiwan-based...

Korea market: Local handset vendors dominate LTE smartphone segment

Jan 20, 15:46

The launch of LTE Advanced (LTE-A) services by Korea-based telecom operators has further enhanced the leading market position of Korea-based handset vendors in their home market,...

Synnex Technology automating logistics centers

Jan 20, 14:03

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has been automating its logistics centers in Australia and China and will set up additional...

Rising popularity of LTE phones to buoy Sporton 2014 sales

Jan 20, 11:18

Taiwan-based Sporton International, which provides mobile device testing and certification services, expects to enjoy another record breaking year in 2014 buoyed by booming demand...

Acer operating loss continues in 4Q13

Jan 20, 10:18

Acer has reported a net operating loss of NT$8.218 billion (US$274 million) for the fourth quarter of 2013 mainly due to unsatisfactory sales performance, a loss of NT$1.3 billion...

Apple, Samsung expected to ship 80-90 million, 60-70 million tablets in 2014, say sources

Jan 17, 15:36

Apple and Samsung Electronics will remain as the global top-two tablet vendors in 2014 with expected shipments of 80-90 million and 60-70 million units, respectively, according to...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan to ship over 34.6 million notebooks in 1Q14

Jan 17, 14:54

Taiwan-based ODMs/OEMs will ship 34.623 million notebooks for a global market share of 85% during the first quarter of 2014, with shipments decreasing 11.2% on quarter and 4.3% on...

Digitimes Research: Asustek ZenFone smartphones have lower price-performance ratios than comparable models from China

Jan 17, 14:34

Asustek Computer unveiled three ZenFone-series smartphones at CES 2014 and will initially launch the models in the Taiwan, China and Southeast Asia markets in March with prices comparable...

China market: Acer launches CNY599 7-inch tablet

Jan 17, 14:29

Acer has launched the Acer Tab 7, a 7-inch Android 4.2 tablet equipped with 1.5GHz dual-core processor, in the China market for CNY599 (US$99), so far the lowest retail price for...

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  • HTC+Desire+310

    HTC Desire 310

    HTC has unveiled the new HTC Desire 310 for the entry-level market. It runs on a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, with a 4.5-inch screen and 5-megapixelcamera. It also features the HTC...

    Photo: Company, Mar 11.

  • Asustek+FonePad+7+LTE

    Asustek FonePad 7 LTE

    Asustek's FonePad 7 LTE, unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2014, is a 7-inch phablet with built-in LTE connectivity and phone functionality. Fonepad 7 LTE features dDual front speakers,...

    Photo: Company, Mar 7.

  • Nokia+X+family

    Nokia X family

    Nokia has unveiled its X family smartphones that run Android apps and Microsoft services. The Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL are priced to capture the fast-growing affordable smartphone...

    Photo: Company, Mar 6.

  • HTC+Desire+610

    HTC Desire 610

    The HTC Desire 610 comes with 4.7-inch screen, HTC BlinkFeed and HTC BoomSound. HTC described the Desire 610 as an entertainment hub targeting the midrange market segment. The...

    Photo: Company, Mar 6.

  • Samsung+Galaxy+S5+

    Samsung Galaxy S5

    Samsung Electronics has announced the Galaxy S5, its flagship smartphone for 2014. The new Galaxy S5 provides a personal fitness tracker to help users monitor and manage their behavior,...

    Photo: Company, Feb 27.

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