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China may require Microsoft lower patent fees as condition to acquiring Nokia devices unit, say sources

Dec 27, 10:15

China's Ministry of Commerce is reviewing Microsoft's planned acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services Unit for possible violations of its antitrust laws, and may take the opportunity...

Slow sales of flagship smartphones to affect vendor rankings in 2014

Dec 26, 22:03

Slower-than-expected sales of flagship models launched by a number of smartphone vendors, including LG Electronics, HTC and Huawei, may result in significant changes of market shares...

Taiwan FTC ruling may change Apple strategy

Dec 26, 12:03

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has fined Apple Asia NT$20 million (US$666,622) over its sales contracts demanding local telecom carriers sell its products at fixed prices. Sources...

Taiwan's FTC

Digitimes Research: GPUs becoming critical for mobile devices supporting HD

Dec 25, 15:14

High-definition displays have seen growing adoption by mobile devices and created enormous pressure on the design of application processors since the transmission and processing of...

Acer, HTC, Asustek to rely on China-based supply chain to tap China smartphone market

Dec 25, 15:01

Taiwan-based vendor Acer has cooperated with China-based IC designer SIM Technology to develop smartphones for launch in the China market in 2014, while Taiwan-based HTC and Asustek...

Apple large-size tablet rumored for launch in October 2014

Dec 23, 15:45

Apple is rumored to release a 12.9-inch tablet in October 2014, targeting North America's educational market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

BlackBerry partners with Foxconn for smartphone production

Dec 23, 11:17

Foxconn Electronics has confirmed that its Hong Kong-listed subsidiary FIH Mobile has signed a 5-year deal with BlackBerry to undertake OEM production of the vendor's smartphones.

Networked medical device sales to exceed 14 million units in 2018, says Parks Associates

Dec 20, 15:55

New digital health research from Parks Associates predicts US sales of networked medical devices will exceed 14 million units by 2018, more than five times the sales from 2012.

Big brand tablet installed base to surpass 285 million, says ABI Research

Dec 20, 15:47

Tablets have been on the top of many wish lists since 2010 when Apple launched its first iPad device. The installed base of big brand media tablets is expected to surpass 285 million...

Wistron expects 60% of 2014 revenues generated from non-notebook products

Dec 20, 15:01

Wistron expects revenues generated from its notebook ODM business to account for 40% of its total revenues in 2014, down from 45% at the end of 2013, while sales of other product...

Smartphone and tablet AP markets rise 30% in 3Q13, says Strategy Analytics

Dec 20, 10:15

The global smartphone application processor (AP) market registered on-year growth of 31% to reach US$4.9 billion in the third quarter of 2013, while the tablet AP market grew 30%...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone sales to top 436 million units in 2014

Dec 19, 14:30

Sales of smartphones in the China market are expected to top 436 million units in 2014, with local handset suppliers shipping 279 million units. Shipments of international players...

China Mobile to procure about 100 million TD-LTE smartphones in 2014, says chairman

Dec 19, 13:39

China Mobile will procure about 100 million TD-LTE-enabled smartphones in 2014, company chairman Xi Guo-hua said at the China Mobile Global Partner Conference 2013 taking place in...

China-based handset vendors creating secondary brands

Dec 18, 22:19

China-based handset vendors, including ZTE, Huawei, Gionee and OPPO, are developing secondary brands to help expand market share globally.

Smart wearable shipments to grow more than 500% between 1H and 2H13, says Canalys

Dec 18, 15:51

Worldwide shipments of smart wearable bands are on the rise. Just over 200,000 smart wearable bands shipped in the first half of 2013, but this figure is set to grow by well over...

Taiwan market: Windows models occupy one-third of business-use tablet sales, says Microsoft Taiwan

Dec 18, 14:52

Windows 8/8.1-based tablets including Microsoft's Surface have attained a market share of one-third in the business-use tablet segment in Taiwan, according to general manager of Microsoft...

Wistron may be chosen as 3rd candidate OEM for iWatch

Dec 18, 14:36

Apple will start production of the iWatch smartwatch in the second quarter of 2014 with Quanta Computer and Inventec as OEMs. Wistron is also in contention to be selected as a third...

Taiwan market: Senao to add 40-60 digital convergence stores in 2014

Dec 18, 14:08

Senao International, the operator of the Senao handset and IT retail chain in Taiwan, plans to expand its retail network around Taiwan adding 40-60 digital convergence stores to total...

Samsung, TSMC to share Apple 14/16nm chip orders

Dec 18, 11:25

Samsung Electronics has signed a contract for the production of Apple's next-generation smartphone application processors to be used in 2015 using 14/16nm FinFET processes, according...

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Taiwan-based handset ODMs to ship more entry-level LTE smartphones in 2014

Dec 17, 21:43

Shipments of 4G LTE smartphones are expected to account for over 30% of Taiwan-based handset ODMs' total shipments in 2014 as China-based handset vendors and international players...

Top-4 China vendors expected to ship at least 50 million smartphones each in 2014

Dec 16, 21:31

ZTE, Huawei Device, Coolpad and Lenovo, the four largest China-based smartphone vendors, are expected to ship at least 50 million units each in 2014, according to Taiwan-based supply...

China handset vendors revamping product development policies, say sources

Dec 16, 14:39

Some China-based handset vendors are reviewing their previous policies of launching multiple models and instead will focus their R&D and marketing efforts on a limited number...

HTC One smartphones still available in UK after court stays injunction

Dec 13, 15:48

HTC is now able to continue to sell its HTC One family smartphones in the UK after the Court of Appeal in the country has decided to put a stay on an injunction against the products,...

Foxconn reportedly to start production of small-size OLED panels in 2015

Dec 13, 14:11

Foxconn Electronics reportedly plans to begin production of narrow-bezel, high-pixel-density small-size OLED panels for use in mobile devices in 2015, according to Taiwan-based supply...

Film-based touch panel makers to benefit from fast growing demand for inexpensive smartphones in 2014

Dec 13, 12:31

As market demand for entry-level and mid-range smartphones has been growing much faster than that for high-end models, the proportion of handsets adopting less costly film-based touch...

Taiwan market: Asustek launches PadFone mini

Dec 12, 14:36

Asustek Computer on December 11 launched its PadFone mini, a combination of a 4.3-inch smartphone and 7-inch tablet, in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$11,900...

Asustek PadFone mini

64-bit smartphones to be ushered in 2014, say sources

Dec 11, 14:14

The penetration rate of smartphones with CPUs supporting 64-bit capability is expected to increase in a fast pace in the next two years as chipset vendors including Qualcomm and Intel...

Quanta November notebook shipments up 19%

Dec 10, 21:50

Quanta Computer shipped 4.4 million ODM notebooks in November, increasing 18.9% on month, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Samsung introduces Galaxy J

Dec 10, 15:24

Samsung Electronics has introduced the Galaxy J into the Taiwan market after unveiling the model in Japan in November. The new model will target the high-end segment.

Galaxy J

FPCB specialist Zhen Ding posts record November revenues

Dec 10, 13:48

Consolidated revenues at Zhen Ding Technology climbed 4.1% sequentially and 21.4% on year to an all-time high of NT$7.78 billion (US$263 million) in November 2013, buoyed, according...

Taiwan market: Latest iPads to launch in Taiwan later in December

Dec 10, 13:35

Apple's iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display are reportedly likely to be launched in the Taiwan market on December 20, according to local retail channels.

FET plans to procure 2.4-2.6 million handsets in 2014

Dec 9, 21:49

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, plans to procure 2.4-2.6 million handsets for contract-bundled sale in 2014, growing...

US market: Motorola employs aggressive pricing to boost sales

Dec 9, 12:13

Motorola Mobility has adopted a more aggressive pricing strategy to push sales of its smartphones in the US, aiming to compete more effectively against rivals such as LG Electronics...

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China market: Lowering 4G chipset specifications to benefit local smartphone vendors

Dec 6, 16:11

China-based smartphone vendors are likely to continue enjoying the advantage they have gained from the sale of 3G smartphones for pushing sales of 4G LTE models as China-based telecom...

Growth in mobility trend spells further decline for PC market in MEA, says IDC

Dec 6, 11:57

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market continued to experience a steep decline during the third quarter of 2013, decreasing 15% in volume on year, according to research firm IDC...

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    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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2014 global smartphone market forecast
  • China flat panel display industry outlook, 2013-2016

    This Digitimes Research Special Report outlines and analyzes the key trends and players that are influencing the continued development of China large-size and small-to medium size TFT LCD panel industry, while providing related growth forecasts for the industry through 2016.

  • TD-LTE market developments and forecast, 2014-2016

    TD-LTE has become the mainstream global choice for the construction of 4G asymmetric frequency spectrum networks. This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the current global status of TD-LTE, and forecasts developments in the TD-LTE supply chain in China and worldwide through 2016.

  • ASPs of TD-LTE chips to remain stable initially as suppliers are limited

    While a number of IC vendors have begun shipping chips supporting TD-LTE, including base band chips, radio frequency chips, APs, SoC solutions and soft modems, shipments of base band chips account for a majority share of total TD-LTE chip shipments currently, according to Digitimes Research.