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Taiwan wearable device makers shift production focus to smartwatches

Jun 3, 21:36

Taiwan-based wearable device makers, including Mitac International, Papago, Holux Technology and GlobalSat Worldcom, have recently shifted focus to develop smartwatches instead of...

Smartwatch display shipments to reach 34 millio in 2015, says IHS

Jun 2, 16:04

Smartwatch display unit shipments are expected to grow 250% on year, reaching a record 34 million units in 2015, led by demand for the new Apple Watch, according to IHS. The display...

Asustek pushing 2 smartwatches designed by notebook and motherboard teams

May 21, 14:27

Asustek Computer is planning to push two smartwatch series, the ZenWatch and the VivoWatch. Internally the notebook team will handle ZenWatch R&D and the motherboard team is in...

Taiwan market: Asustek to launch VivoWatch in early May

May 4, 11:09

Asustek Computer will launch its new smartwatch, the VivoWatch, in the Taiwan market on May 8, priced at NT$4,588 (US$149), according to the company. The new wearable device will...

Asustek VivoWatch

More wearable device vendors looking to in-house developed platforms for smartwatches

Apr 28, 21:25

Wearable device vendors including Asustek Computer, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have been eagerly developing respective platforms in-house for their smartwatches and other...

Smart bracelet, watch vendors cutting prices at HK electronics fair

Apr 16, 14:57

Most smartwatch and smart bracelet vendors at the ongoing Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2015 (Spring Edition) have engaged in price competition in order to win orders on the spot.

Smart bracelets being displayed at HK electronics fair

Asustek to launch VivoWatch in May

Apr 15, 21:31

Asustek Computer will launch the VivoWatch, an inexpensive P67-waterproof smartwatch specifically for use in sports and health care, in May 2015, according to industry sources.

Smart wearable device vendors avoid competition with Apple Watch

Apr 14, 20:56

In view of better than originally expected pre-orders for Apple Watch, wearables vendors have adjusted their plans to launch smartwatches and wrist bands in an attempt to avoid direct...

Smartwatch OLED panel demand on the rise

Apr 7, 15:00

OLED panel makers are increasingly optimistic about opportunities in the wearables segment following developments by smartwatch vendors.

Makers eyeing OLED demand from smartwatches

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile launches stainless steel SmartWatch 3

Newswatch - Mar 17, 13:58

Sony Mobile Communications has launched the stainless steel version of its SmartWatch 3 in the Taiwan market priced at NT$9,990 (US$315).

Apple Watch available in 9 countries on April 24

Mar 10, 11:26

Apple has announced that the Apple Watch will be available on April 24 to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US.

Apple Watch smartwatches

Apple Watch to ship 15 million units in 2015, says Strategy Analytics

Mar 6, 16:08

The Apple Watch will ship over 15 million units worldwide in 2015, according to Strategy Analytics. Apple will quickly become the world's number one smartwatch vendor and capture...

Digitimes Research: LG focuses on mid-range/entry-level smartphones and smartwatches at MWC 2015

Mar 6, 11:13

Unlike Samsung Electronics and High Tech Computer (HTC) that unveiled their newest flagship smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, LG Electronics focused...

HTC and other vendors to launch non-Android Wear smart devices

Feb 13, 11:16

Although Sony Mobile Communications, LG Electronics, Motorola Mobility and Asustek Computer have launched Android Wear-based smartwatches, Samsung Electronics, HTC and some China-based...

Digitimes Research: CES 2105 highlights new developments of parts and components for smartwatches

Jan 22, 12:22

Smartwatch vendors were exhibiting new prototypes and newly developed parts and components, mainly displays, watchbands and sensors, to test the market responses during the recently...

Asustek expects to ship 8 million ZenFone smartphones in 2014

Dec 26, 15:08

Asustek Computer expects its ZenFone smartphone shipments to reach eight million units globally in 2014 and 16-20 million units in 2015, while monthly shipments of its recently launched...

Taiwan market: Asustek launches ZenWatch

Dec 25, 12:29

Asustek Computer has launched its Android Wear-based smartwatch, the ZenWatch in Taiwan, priced at NT$5,990 (US$188). Company CEO Jerry Shen pointed out that monthly production capacity...

Asustek ZenWatch smartwatch

Digitimes Research: White-box wearable vendors see potential in sport and children's markets

Nov 18, 15:53

At the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2014, many IT vendors showcased their latest wearable devices with white-box smart bracelets being a spotlight at the show, and...

Innostor to launch smartwatch module solutions

Oct 7, 15:43

NAND flash controller IC design house Innostor Technology will expand its product portfolio to include IC parts for IoT devices and plans to launch its first smartwatch module, the...

Digitimes Research: Intel cooperation with Fossil to develop smartwatches will help expand influence in wearables market

Sep 19, 14:37

Intel's cooperation with Fossil to develop smartwatches equipped with Android Wear will help Intel expand its influence in the wearables market as well as extend Google's influence...

Worldwide smartwatch and wristband market poised for takeoff, says Gartner

Sep 18, 16:13

As smartphone vendors and component suppliers continue to expand into the wearables market, Gartner predicts that by 2016 smartwatches will comprise about 40% of consumer wristworn...

AUO enters Sony SmartWatch 3 supply chain

Sep 16, 22:00

AU Optronics (AUO) has entered Sony Mobile's supply chain for its SmartWatch 3 and will supply 1.6-inch panels.

Commentary: Apple Watch pioneering user interface will make around 10% of users Think Different

Sep 10, 15:22

The long rumored Apple Watch (previously widely reported on as the iWatch) has been announced, but while the company believes it has created a pioneering user interface for the emerging...

Apple Watch

Apple unveils Apple Watch

Sep 10, 13:57

Apple has unveiled the Apple Watch featuring new technologies and a new user interface with a design that honors the tradition of precision watchmaking. The Apple Watch introduces...

Apple Watch smartwatch

Samsung, Sony Mobile unveil smartwatches with GPS functionality

Sep 9, 22:30

Samsung Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications both have unveiled high-end smartwatches with GPS functionality, putting more pressure on GPS device suppliers including Garmin...

Handset brands launching more Android Wear-based devices

Aug 28, 13:58

More handset brands are rolling out Android Wear-based smartwatches and smart bracelets, adding pressure on specialized wearable device vendors such as Jawbone, Fitbit and Pebble,...

E Ink 2H14 operation may turn profitable

Jul 18, 10:04

E Ink Holdings is likely to see its business for the second half of 2014 swing to profitability mainly due to growing orders for electronic tags from the US and Europe, and increased...

Wearable device shipments: Activity Trackers outsell smartwatches 4-to-1 in 1Q14, says ABI Research

Jun 18, 16:05

Activity Trackers dominated sales of wearable devices in the first quarter of 2014, outselling much-hyped smartwatches by 4-to-1, with 2.35 million devices shipped, according to ABI...

LG working with Google on smartwatch

Mar 21, 11:03

LG Electronics is working together with Google on the LG G Watch, powered by Android Wear, which extends the Android platform to wearables. The LG G Watch will be compatible with...

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...

Apple, Qualcomm suffering weak yields for wearable devices

Jan 2, 16:13

Several wearable devices such as Apple's iWatch and Qualcomm's Toq are reportedly seeing less than 50% yield rates due to difficulties applying surface treatments on their metal injection...

More China-based handset vendors to launch wearable smart devices

Dec 31, 14:28

Following the steps of Coolpad and TCL, more China-based handset vendors including ZTE and Huawei are expected to launch their own brands of wearable smart devices such as smartwatches...

Nike to launch new smartwatch in 1H14

Dec 2, 16:11

Following the release of the Nike+Sportwatch and Fuelband SE smartwatch in 2013, Nike plans to launch a new smartwatch in the first half of 2014, according to sources in Taiwan's...

MediaTek dual-core chip adopted for Omate smartwatch

Nov 28, 22:05

Hong Kong-based Omate, which designs wearable computing devices, has launched an Android-powered smartwatch series which employs dual-core chip solutions from MediaTek.

Samsung executive talks about IoT strategy

Nov 28, 14:14

Samsung Electronics has developed SAMI (Samsung Architecture for Multimodal Interactions), a system central to Samsung's Internet of Things (IoT) strategy, according Luc Julia, vice...

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