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Globalfoundries gearing up for high-volume MEMS manufacturing

Nov 27, 11:39

Foundries will play a pivotal role in the MEMS industry's maturation, according to Gregg Bartlett, senior VP and chief technology officer at Globalfoundries. Mainstream foundries...

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Processor market set for strong growth in 2013, says IHS

Nov 27, 11:19

The global market for processor microchips is set to rise by a hefty 24% in 2013, propelled by the strong sales growth of smartphones and tablets, according to IHS.

MEMS supplier Bosch gearing up for Internet of Things

Nov 25, 15:55

Bosch, which provides MEMS to the automotive and consumer sectors, is gearing up for new products enabling the Internet of Things (IoT).

Garmin, Mio, Maction extend beyond GPS PNDs

Nov 25, 10:34

Garmin, Mio Technology and Maction Technologies, in view of decreasing demand for GPS PNDs (portable navigation devices), have extended production and marketing to GPS devices for...

Despite the hype, smart watches will not dominate consumer spending during the holiday season, says Gartner

Nov 22, 15:34

Despite the hype surrounding smart watches, they are unlikely to be featured on many consumers' holiday wish lists this year, according to Gartner. Gartner said that premium pricing...

Nokia, LG Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications to stay in tablet market

Nov 21, 16:10

Smartphone vendors Nokia, LG Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications are likely to continue to stay in the tablet market, while rivals including HTC, Motorola Mobility and BlackBerry...

Global 3Q13 mobile DRAM sales rise 14%, says DRAMeXchange

Nov 21, 15:51

Mobile DRAM revenues amounted to nearly US$3.3 billion in the third quarter of 2013, rising about 14% from US$2.89 billion in the prior quarter, according to DRAMeXchange.

Chip firms and OEMs to enjoy strong revenue growth as year finishes, says IHS

Nov 21, 13:58

The semiconductor and electronics OEM industries are set to enjoy significant revenue growth in 2013, partly due to their tight management of inventory levels, according to IHS.

Pegatron pushing into non-IT industry

Nov 20, 21:37

Pegatron Technology has been aggressively pushing into non-IT industries and has cooperated with Taiwan-based bookstore Eslite through its sub-brand Pegacasa to launch a series of...

Windows-based 2-in-1 devices may reduce sales of conventional notebooks

Nov 20, 21:32

Demand for Windows 8.1-based 2-in-1 devices is starting to pick up, but some channel retailers are concerned that the rising demand may impact consumer demand for conventional note...

Digitimes Research: Non-Apple brand vendors to ship 105 million tablets in 2014

Nov 19, 15:11

Global tablet shipments are expected to reach 289 million units in 2014, up 23.6% on year. The growth, however, will be weaker than that for smartphones due to the fact that the tablet...

Time ripe for development of smart peripherals: Q&A with Arima Communications president Owen Chen

Nov 19, 11:34

Smartphone ODM Arima Communications has decided to expand its product lines to include tablets, smart accessories and other new products, optimizing its platform development expertise...

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Clevo sees profit growth from notebook and China shopping mall businesses

Nov 18, 22:31

Taiwan-based second-tier notebook maker Clevo saw its consolidated revenues grow 6% sequentially to NT$4.4 billion (US$149.49 million) in the third quarter with its net profits dropping...

MediaTek to introduce 8-core tablet chip in early 2014

Nov 18, 22:19

MediaTek is set to introduce an 8-core mobile processor designed for tablets between the end of the first quarter and the beginning of second-quarter 2014, according to industry so...

Digitimes Research: Global application processor market to grow more slowly in 2014

Nov 18, 16:06

Global shipments of application processors for smart devices are expected to grow 43% on year to 1.32 billion units in 2013, powered by robust sales of Apple and Samsung Electronics...

Smartphones account for 55% of global 3Q13 mobile phone sales, says Gartner

Nov 15, 15:02

Sales of smartphones accounted for 55% of overall mobile phone sales in the third quarter of 2013, and reached their highest share to date, according to Gartner.

Taiwan market: LG launches Nexus 5 in cooperating with FET

Nov 15, 11:25

LG Electronics has launched the Nexus 5, a smartphone jointly developed with Google, in Taiwan in cooperation with Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) targeting the mid-range segm...

Sequans announces new LTE design wins

Nov 15, 10:23

Sequans Communications has announced that its pre-certified EZLinkLTE modules have been selected by three manufacturers, all first-time customers for Sequans, to power new tablet...

LCD panel inventory falls, say driver IC firms

Nov 14, 21:28

Panel makers have been engaged in inventory adjustment for the past 4-5 months, and now hold less than one month of inventory, according to sources at Taiwan-based LCD driver IC fi...

Wistron to see shipments decline, but profits grow for notebooks in 2014

Nov 14, 11:07

Wistron saw its gross margins return above 5% in the third quarter and expects the percentage to continue increasing in 2014 despite a decline in notebook shipments, which are estimated...

Compal looking to ship 40 million notebooks in 2014

Nov 13, 22:05

Compal Electronics expects its notebook shipments to reach 40 million units in 2014, up slightly on year, with shipments of tablets to grow significantly to 15 million units, according...

Pegatron sees strong revenue contribution from smartphone business

Nov 11, 21:38

Pegatron Technology saw its communication-related product businesses contribute 42% of its revenues in the third quarter, while the PC-related product businesses contributed 31% and...

Digitimes Research: White-box tablet shipments to reach 25 million in 3Q13

Nov 11, 15:22

China white-box tablet shipments reached about 25 million units in the third quarter of 2013, up 56.3% sequentially and 40.4% on year thanks to strong overseas shipments, which accounted...

Taiwan IC vendors to count on smartphone, tablet and LED lighting segments in 2014

Nov 11, 11:42

Taiwan-based IC design houses will target the smartphone, tablet and LED lighting sectors in order to ramp up their sales and earnings in 2014, according to industry observers.

ODM notebook shipments to remain weak in 4Q13

Nov 7, 16:14

Notebook shipments from Taiwan-based ODMs will remain weak in the fourth quarter as strong demand for tablets will continue to squeeze the notebook market, according to industry so...

Rockchip extends partnership with ARM

Nov 7, 15:43

Rockchip Electronics, a China-based fabless semiconductor company specializing in tablet SoC solutions, has acquired a subscription license of a broad range of ARM advanced technologies,...

Acer CEO resignation may have limited benefit

Nov 6, 21:59

Acer chairman and CEO JT Wang has announced plans to resign from his CEO role with president Jim Wong to take over the position. However, since Acer's operations such as product R&D...

A quarter of a billion smartphones ship in 3Q13, says Canalys

Nov 6, 10:24

Over a quarter of a billion smartphones shipped worldwide in the third quarter of 2013 as the market grew 44% on year, according to Canalys. The top-2 vendors - Samsung and Apple...

Digitimes Research: Tablet shipments from first-tier vendors to drop 2.5% on year in 4Q13

Nov 5, 15:58

Tablet shipments from major brand vendors worldwide are expected to reach 42.15 million units in the fourth quarter, up 18.1% sequentially, but down 2.5% on year, as the market has...

Digitimes Research: Overall shipments from top-5 notebook vendors drop in October

Nov 5, 15:50

The global top-5 notebook brand vendors saw their combined shipments drop 18% on month in October, while the top-3 notebook ODMs together also saw an on-month shipment drop of 14%.

NAND market moderates as flash memory loading slackens in devices, says IHS

Nov 5, 15:12

The global NAND flash memory market is showing signs of slowing down in the third and fourth quarters as traditional growth drivers have tapered off in strength, according to IHS.

Toshiba launches embedded devices using second-generation 19nm process

Nov 4, 12:45

Toshiba has announced the launch of new embedded NAND flash memory modules integrating NAND chips fabricated with 19nm second-generation process technology. The module is fully compliant...

Notebook market achieves sequential growth in 3Q13, but annual plunge continues, says IHS

Oct 31, 16:30

Mobile PC shipments worldwide are estimated to have reached 47.9 million units in the third quarter, up 6% from the second quarter. This represents the largest sequential growth since...

Despite weak quarter, Apple remains on top of tablet market in 3Q13, says IHS

Oct 31, 16:26

Apple in third-quarter 2013 remained king of the tablet business as it held onto its lead in shipments, even though it lost shipment market share in the quarter.

Wireless networking remains a strong IC market driver, says IC Insights

Oct 31, 16:10

Wireless networking is now a standard capability in many electronic systems, such as notebooks and desktops, smartphones and residential gateways, according to IC Insights. Built-in...

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    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.

  • 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.

  • Intel+new+Education+Tablet

    Intel new Education Tablet

    The Intel Education Tablet runs on Android 4.2 and has kid-friendly features such as: rubber bumpers on the sides making it easier for small hands to hold; a power button that resists...

    Photo: Company, Jan 24.

  • Samsung+NotePRO+tablet

    Samsung NotePRO tablet

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Galaxy NotePRO tablet featuring a 12.2-inch panel at the CES 2014. The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO will come in various connectivity options: Wi-Fi...

    Photo: Company, Jan 9.

  • Samsung+TabPRO+tablet

    Samsung TabPRO tablet

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Galaxy TabPRO line of tablets with sizes ranging from 8.4- to 12.2-inch at the CES 2014. The Samsung Galaxy TabPRO (12.2) features a 12.2-inch...

    Photo: Company, Jan 9.

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