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MediaTek gross margin unlikely to recover

Feb 23, 14:56

MediaTek is unlikely to see its gross margin return to 40% in 2017 due to a combination of negative factors, such as a slowdown in smartphone market growth and limited potential profitability...

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments up slightly in January

Newswatch - Feb 22, 15:30

Sales of smartphones in the Taiwan market reached 692,000 units in January 2017, up 3.75% on month but down 5% from a year earlier, according to data compiled local retain channels...

Taiwan market: Xiaomi launches Mi Note 2, Redmi Note 4X

Feb 22, 11:46

Xiaomi has launched its Mi Note 2 and Redmi Note 4X smartphones in the Taiwan market. The two models will be available starting March 1, with the Mi Note 2 priced at NT$16,999 (US$552),...

Xiaomi Taiwan president Henman Lee

China market: White-box smartphone supply chain faces increasing pressure from brand vendors

Feb 21, 14:17

As first-tier China-based smartphone vendors including Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and Gionee are gearing up efforts to expand sales overseas, their white-box handset competitors are...

Smartphones to remain largest AP application through 2020, says Digitimes Research

Feb 20, 22:32

Smartphones will remain the largest market for application processors (AP) through 2020, accounting for over 80% of all APs shipped annually during the period, according to Digitimes...

China market: Smartphone shipments hit record 131.6 units in 4Q16, says Canalys

Feb 18, 14:24

Smartphone shipments in China reached 131.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, accounting for nearly a third of worldwide shipments, according to Canalys.

Eight-inch fabs operating at full capacity

Feb 18, 11:08

Eight-inch wafer fabs in China and Taiwan are running at full capacity driven by brisk demand for smartphone-use ICs including fingerprint-recognition sensors, LCD driver ICs and...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone AP shipments to fall 16% in 1Q17

Feb 17, 15:59

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China are expected to decline 15.9% sequentially to 145 million units in the first quarter of 2017, according to Digitimes Research...

China market: Combined smartphone shipments of 5 major vendors to surpass 500 million units

Feb 15, 15:05

China-based vendors Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and Gionee together are expected to ship a total of 500 million smartphones in 2017, accounting for nearly 90% of China's total smartphone...

Commentary: Xiaomi in-house developed smartphone CPUs face uncertainty

Feb 15, 12:29

It is highly risky for Xiaomi Technology to launch smartphones featuring in-house developed CPUs as the vendor's shipment volumes are not large enough.

HTC reports heavy losses for 4Q16

Feb 14, 21:14

HTC has posted net losses of NT$3.1 billion (US$100.49 million) or NT$3.77 per share for the fourth quarter of 2016. The company has recorded losses for seven consecutive quarters.

Xiaomi to launch smartphone using in-house developed CPU, says report

Newswatch - Feb 13, 11:34

Xiaomi Technology is expected to unveil its next-generation Mi 5C smartphone powered by in-house developed Pipecone V670 CPU in March at the earliest, according to a Chinese-language...

Arima Communications sees smartphone shipments drop in January

Stockwatch - Feb 13, 10:56

Arima Communications saw its smartphone shipments decline 17.74% sequentially to 510,000 units in January from 620,000 units shipped a month earlier.

Digitimes Research: China makers ship over 181 million smartphones in 4Q16

Feb 9, 11:05

Including export sales, China-based smartphone makers shipped a total of 181.8 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2016, up 4.4% on quarter and 12.8% on year, according to...

Samsung developing clam-type smartphones, said sources

Feb 9, 10:23

Samsung Electronics reportedly is developing clam-type smartphones and is expected to begin small production of its first foldable model featuring a flexible AMOLED display in the...

Top-3 China smartphone vendors grab nearly half of domestic market in 2016, says IDC

Feb 6, 16:10

The smartphone market in China saw a 19% on-year growth and 17% quarterly growth in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to IDC. For the full year of 2016, the market grew by 9%...

Global smartphone shipments up 6.9% in 4Q16 with Apple as top vendor, says IDC

Newswatch - Feb 3, 15:57

Global smartphone shipments reached 428.5 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, increasing 6.9% on year. For all of 2016, global smartphone shipments totaled 1.47 billion,...

Oppo raises shipment target for 1Q17, placing short lead-time orders

Feb 3, 12:25

Taiwan-based IC and handset component suppliers reportedly have landed short lead-time orders from China-based smartphone vendor Oppo after the company recently raised its smartphone...

Global smartphone shipments grow 3% to over 1.5 billion units in 2016, says Counterpoint

Newswatch - Feb 2, 13:36

Global smartphone shipments grew 3% on year to 1.512 billion units in 2016, with four out of five smartphones shipped being LTE enabled models, according to data released by Counte...

MediaTek posts profit drop with record low gross margin for 2016

Jan 26, 14:47

Taiwan-based MediaTek, a fabless chipmaker specializing in smartphone SoCs, saw its net profits fall 6.7% in 2016 with gross margin reaching a record low of 35.6%.

Taiwan market: Samsung set to recapture top smartphone vendor ranking in 2Q17

Jan 26, 12:13

Samsung Electronics is expected to recapture the number one title in Taiwan's smartphone market in the second quarter of 2017, powered by its high-performance mid-range models, according...

India market: China smartphone vendors account for 46% market share in 4Q16, says Counterpoint

Jan 26, 12:12

Smartphones shipped by China-based vendors accounted for 46% of smartphones sold in India in the fourth quarter of 2016, up from 14% a year earlier, according to data compiled by...

Casetek shipping chassis to new smartphone client in China

Jan 25, 12:38

Taiwan-based chassis maker Casetek Holdings has landed orders from one of the top-5 smartphone vendors in China and has recently begun shipping products to the client, according to...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone vendors may favor local AMOLED suppliers over Samsung Display

Jan 24, 11:31

It may be difficult for China-based AMOLED panel makers to obtain orders from Apple and other international smartphone vendors at least in the next five years das they are technologically...

Asustek to launch next generation ZenFone 4 smartphones in May, say sources

Jan 20, 10:52

Asustek Computer plans to launch its next-generation ZenFone 4-series smartphones in May and aims to ship over 20 million smartphone in 2017, according to sources from Taiwan's handset...

Global shipments of OLED-equipped smartphones to exceed LCD ones in 2019, says DSCC

Jan 19, 15:36

Global shipments of smartphones equipped with OLED panels will exceed those of smartphones equipped with TFT-LCD panels in 2019, according to US- and Japan-based Display Supply Chain...

Samsung, LG adopt thermal pipes for smartphones to be launched in 2017

Jan 18, 15:33

Samsung Electronics has adopted thermal-pipe heat dissipation solutions for its Galaxy S8 which will launch in March 2017, with thermal pipes to be produced by Taiwan-based Auras...

Plus One Marketing sells 4.0 million smartphones globally in fiscal year 2016, says Nikkei

Jan 18, 14:55

Plus One Marketing, a Japan-based vendor of inexpensive smartphones for sale under the own brand Freetel, estimates global sales of four million smartphones, consisting of one million...

Xiaomi to not announce smartphone shipments for 2016

Jan 18, 13:55

Xiaomi Technology has decided to not announce the sales figures for smartphones it shipped in 2016 as the company is under a transition period, according to a blog post on the Chinese-language...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile ramps up share of high-end Android smartphone segment

Newswatch - Jan 18, 11:45

Sony Mobile Communications saw its share in the over NT$15,000 (US$475) segment of the Android smartphone market in Taiwan increase to 35% in 2016 from 24% of a year earlier, according...

Asustek to ramp up smartphone shipments to 35-40 million units a year, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 16, 14:50

Asustek Computer aims to ramp up its smartphone shipments to 35-40 million units a year to account for 3% of the global shipments in the next three years, according to a Chinese-language...

Smartphone vendors likely to brace for component shortages in 2017

Jan 16, 11:38

The risk for the global handset industry to brace for a shortage in supplies of some key components, including displays, memory products and optical sensing devices, in 2017 is rising...

HTC eyes better sales for U series

Jan 13, 15:52

High Tech Computer (HTC) has announced two new high-end smartphones, the U Ultra and U Play in Taiwan, and Chialin Chang, HTC president of Global Sales has pointed out that the company...

China market: Pre-orders for Nokia 6 surpass 100,000 in 4 days, says paper

Jan 13, 12:06

Pre-orders for the first Android-based Nokia smartphone, the Nokia 6, have reached over 100,000 after HMD Global's launch conference for the smartphone in China on January 11, according...

HTC unveils new flagship smartphone, HTC U Ultra

Jan 13, 11:12

HTC has unveiled its new flagship family smartphones for 2017, the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play, both featuring glass covers and AI (artificial intelligence) technology.

The HTC U Ultra
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    Asustek ZenFone 3 Zoom smartphone

    Asustek Computer has announced ZenFone 3 Zoom, an ultra-thin 5.5-inch smartphone with a 5000mAh battery and a dual-camera system. The ZenFone 3 Zoom features dual-camera system consists...

    Photo: Company, Jan 23.

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    Asustek ZenFone AR smartphone

    Asustek Computer has announced ZenFone AR, a smartphone that represents an advance in mobile virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. The vendor said it is the...

    Photo: Company, Jan 23.

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    Samsung 14nm Exynos chips

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of Exynos 7 Quad 7570, the company's newest mobile application processor (AP) built on 14nm process technology for the budget smartphone...

    Photo: Company, Aug 31.

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    Samsung Galaxy Note 7

    Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 features a 5.7-inch Quad HD dual edge Super AMOLED display protected by Corning's latest Gorilla Glass 5 cover glass. The smartphone is highly water resistant...

    Photo: Company, Aug 3.

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    Apple iPhone SE smartphone

    Apple has introduced the iPhone SE with a 4-inch display, in a compact aluminum design that has been updated with matte-chamfered edges, a color-matched stainless steel Apple logo,...

    Photo: Company, Mar 23.

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