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  • Last update: Wednesday 17 December 2014 [85 news items]

Taiwan market: PND market becoming more centralized on few brands

Dec 17, 15:14

The PND device market in Taiwan has become more centralized on four brands, Garmin, Papago, Mio and TomTom, as second-tier and white-box makers have switched to focus on wearable...

Google intends to set compliance standards for Android-based in-car platforms

Dec 5, 14:45

Efforts by PND vendors to roll out Android-based devices may impede by Google's intention to hammer out a set of compliance standards for Android-based in-car platforms, according...

PND demand growing in Asia, falling in Europe, North America

Jul 5, 01:20

The sales volume of GPS PNDs (portable navigation devices) in the Europe market and that in the North American market in 2011 will decline by 10% and 30% respectively from 2010, but...

PND processing power to reach 1GHz in 2011

Jan 6, 14:41

As smartphones with 1GHz processors have become more common, portable navigation devices (PNDs), which are now functionally more complex as well, are expected to bring processing...

Mitac International files lawsuit against PND software designer Maction

Dec 21, 01:55

Taiwan-based GPS portable navigation device (PND) maker Mitac International has filed lawsuit against Taiwan-based PND software designer Maction, accusing Maction to have violated...

Taiwan market: Mio introduces GPS driving recorder

Dec 1, 10:55

Mio Technology, a division under the Mitac Group, introduced its first driving recorders with global positioning system (GPS) and shock sensor functionalities built in and priced...

Mitac far behind Garmin, TomTom in 3Q10 global PND market share: Canalys statistics

Nov 16, 01:25

Taiwan-based own-brand maker Mitac International's three brands Magellan, Mio and Navman had respective shares of 3.6%, 3.4% and 1.2% in the global GPS PND (portable navigation device)...

PND shipments to peak at 42 million units in 2011, Berg Insight says

Nov 10, 11:48

According to research firm Berg Insight, global shipments of personal navigation devices (PND) will peak at about 42 million units in 2011 and gradually decline thereafter. Growing...

Taiwan market: CHT playing important role in PND sale

Nov 10, 01:25

Mobile telecom carrier Chunghwa Telecom's (CHT) own retail chain and its affiliated retail chain Senao International, through subsidizing contract-bundled purchases of connected GPS...

Taiwan market: Garmin occupies over 50% of GPS PND sales

Nov 5, 14:17

US-based Garmin has dominated Taiwan's portable navigation device (PND) market with a share of more than 50%, followed by local vendors Mio and PaPaGo with over 20% and more than...

TFT-LCD shipments for PND and automotive applications see strong rebound, says DisplaySearch

Oct 27, 15:59

Shipments of TFT-LCDs for portable navigation devices (PND) and automotive monitors (used in car navigation and in-console monitors) increased in the second half of 2009 and first...

Smartphones impact automotive infotainment, says iSuppli

Sep 13, 13:58

Already having impacted the automotive telephony, digital music and navigation segments, the smartphone is poised to have a greater influence on car infotainment systems in the future,...

Taiwan market: Second-tier PND vendors pushing sales of 5-inch models

Aug 27, 12:16

Some second-tier PND vendors are offering 5-inch models at prices ranging from NT$2,990-3,990 (US$93.4-124.7), less than half of what brand vendors are quoting for same-size devices,...

Intel issues PND and EOL for older processors

Jul 6, 12:37

Intel has notified its partners plans to issue end of life (EOL) for Atom 330 and 220, and several older Celeron, Core i and Core 2 series products during the second half of 2010,...

Taiwan market: Garmin launches connected PND device with 1-year free subscription

Jun 10, 13:31

PND vendor Garmin has launched a connected PND, the nuvi 1690, in the Taiwan market in cooperation with telecom service provider Taiwan Mobile (TWM).

PND brand vendors squeezed by white box devices and in-dash navigation systems in China

Jun 10, 12:02

PND brand vendors are seeing tough competition in the China market with white-box devices assaulting the low-end market and more car buyers opting for in-dash navigation systems.

Media phones and portable video conferencing: Q&A with UMEC's Kevin Mar

Jun 3, 11:49

With the economic recovery still on shaky ground and instability rearing its head throughout the world, companies have continued to trim business travel budgets. To stay connected,...

PNDs to stay connected via Bluetooth handsets

Jun 2, 14:16

Connected PND makers are planning to replace built-in SIM card communication modules with Bluetooth to enable them to connect via handsets that support GPRS and 3G, according to industry...

Consumer navigation shipments to hit 267 million by 2015, says ABI Research

May 20, 17:03

The global market for consumer navigation devices, services and systems will triple between 2010 and 2015, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25% over the next five...

PND market further squeezed by Windows Mobile free navigation

May 14, 15:55

Portable navigation device (PND) makers are about to see an even harsher market for their devices, with Microsoft's recent update of its Bing Maps application for Windows Mobile to...

One-third of all cars to integrate eco-friendly navigation systems by 2020, says iSuppli

May 4, 15:00

Rising concerns over the environmental impact of passenger cars and trucks will spur massive growth in the use of eco-assist systems in the coming years, with slightly more than one-third...

China-based GPS vendor UniStrong outsources PND production to Foxconn and Foxlink, say sources

Apr 7, 13:56

Beijing UniStrong Science & Technology, the largest vendor of GPS products in China, has begun outsourcing the production of its own-brand PND products to the Foxconn (Hon Hai)...

China market: Branded PND vendors becoming more conservative about business outlook

Apr 2, 15:25

Branded PND vendors have turned more conservative about the PND market in China due to strong competition from the domestic white-box vendors and the impact of the free-of-charge...

Navigation application providers turn to social networking, says iSuppli

Mar 10, 12:34

Desperately seeking new revenue opportunities amid intensifying competition from free alternatives, providers of navigation applications are turning to social networking sites to...

PND industry set in a slow-growth phase, say sources

Feb 26, 15:53

TomTom and Garmin have both expressed conservative views over their business outlook for 2010, indicating the global PND market is bracing for a new phase with slow growth, according...

Garmin, Mio and Navigon ship PNDs based on Siano multi-standard mobile digital TV receiver chip

Dec 25, 16:48

Mobile TV chip maker Siano Mobile Silicon has announced that PND makers, including Garmin, Mio and Navigon, have integrated its mobile digital TV (MDTV) receiver chips into their...

Car and PND mobile TV market set to double by 2015, says iSuppli

Dec 23, 14:14

Worldwide shipments of mobile TV systems for cars, consisting both of solutions embedded into autos and included in portable navigation devices (PNDs), are expected to more than double...

Maction to increase GPS shipments to China-based Soueast Motor in 2010

Dec 18, 15:17

Maction Technologies, the vendor of PAPAGO map software in Taiwan, has stated that its shipments of in-car GPS devices to China-based South East (Soueast) Motor will increase substantially...

Foxconn and Wistron shift PND R&D teams to develop other products

Dec 2, 11:18

The PND R&D teams under Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Wistron have been shifted to the development of e-book readers and MIDs due to declining PND orders,...

Google Maps Navigation may impact PND vendors

Nov 6, 14:13

Google's recent release of Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0-platform devices may impact GPS PND vendors such as Garmin and TomTom as well as other handset makers, according...

Taiwan market: Garmin launches three new PNDs, aims to capture top-rank in 2010, reports paper

Newswatch - Nov 4, 15:14

PND vendor Garmin has introduced three new PND devices, the nuvi 1470T, 1480 and 1350, into the Taiwan market, all featuring in-house developed Taiwan map and travel information,...

Inventec Appliances aims at 4Q09 revenues of NT$15 billion

Oct 28, 11:34

Taiwan-based handset maker Inventec Appliances expects consolidated revenues to increase from NT$11.6 billion (US$354 million) posted in the third quarter to NT$15 billion in the...

Sales slowdown prompts re-evaluation among PND players, says iSuppli

Oct 19, 12:09

Portable navigation devices (PNDs) now have entered a period of slowing growth, spurring companies throughout the supply chain to re-evaluate their business models, according to iS...

PNDs face challenge from GPS-enabled handsets, says In-Stat

Oct 14, 17:11

Stand-alone personal navigation device (PND) sales will continue to grow over the next five years, albeit at an anemic rate, while GPS-enabled mobile phone shipments will nearly triple...

Smartphones to surpass PNDs in navigation market in 2014, says iSuppli

Sep 3, 14:16

By 2014, usage of navigation-enabled smartphones will rise to 305 million units, exceeding the 128 million PNDs that will be around by then, according to iSuppli.

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