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  • Last update: Wednesday 23 July 2014 [1854 news items]

Digitimes Research: Optical-use sapphire demand to reach 12.44 million mm of 2-inch equivalents in 2014

Jul 23, 10:48

There will be an estimated demand for 12.44 million mm of 2-inch-equivalent sapphires for optical purposes in 2014, mainly consisting of 54.3% for use in smartphone button covers,...

India market: Mobile platform providers to ramp up market share by tying up with local smartphone vendors

Jul 22, 13:43

Mobile platform providers Microsoft, Google and Mozilla have geared up efforts to expand their market shares in India by cooperating with local handset vendors.

NMT process gaining popularity in smartphone industry

Jul 21, 21:43

With Samsung Electronics starting to adopt the nano molding technology (NMT) for its smartphone chassis in 2014, while other Japan- and China-based vendors are also onboard, chassis...

HTC smarthpone shipments may drop 25-30% in 3Q14, says paper

Jul 21, 16:49

HTC's smartphone shipments may drop 25-30% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as sales momentum for its flagship New One (M8) has not been as strong as expected, a report has...

Component makers suffer weak sales as smartphone specifications turn to entry-level

Jul 21, 15:12

With competition in the smartphone market growing fiercer, vendors have turned to entry-level components for their new devices, causing their suppliers to face declining performance,...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ships over 21 million branded and ODM handsets in 2Q14

Jul 18, 10:34

Taiwan's shipments of branded and ODM handsets totaled over 21 million in the second quarter of 2014, representing an increase of about 30% on quarter and on year, according to Digitimes...

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...

HTC reshuffling top management

Jul 17, 14:21

HTC appears to have reshuffled its top management, with its president of engineering and operations Fred Liu switching to supervise the company's emerging products unit, while CMO...

China market: White-box makers to roll out Xperia T3-like models

Jul 17, 12:15

China-based white-box handset makers are ready to roll out Xperia T3-like models in September-October as they believe that the forthcoming new 4G-enabled Xperia T3 from Sony Mobile...

More vendors expected to adopt 2K panels in smartphones

Jul 17, 10:54

As smartphones equipped with 2K (2560 by 1440) displays are starting to appear in the market from vendors such as Vivo, more vendors are expected to launch 2K-smartphones in the second...

CNTouch receives nanotube touch panel orders from major smartphone vendors in China

Jul 16, 22:07

CNTouch, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), has received nanotube-based touch panel orders for entry-level and mid-range smartphones from China-based...

Cumulative shipments of 300Mbps smartphone modems to exceed 700 million by 2019, says ABI Research

Jul 15, 16:09

Shipments of second-generation LTE basebands, commonly called Cat4, enabling mobile users to enjoy up to 150Mbps bandwidth, barely exceeded 42 million in 2013. However, key chipset...

Asustek may struggle to achieve smartphone shipment goals for 2014

Jul 15, 14:08

Asustek Computer shipped about one million ZenFone smartphones in the second quarter, but to achieve its shipment goal of eight million units for 2014, the company will need to ship...

Smartphone sales volume to reach 23.6% growth in 2014, says MIC

Jul 15, 14:00

In 2013, the worldwide mobile handset market volume reached approximately 1.82 billion units, and is expected to reach 1.88 billion units in 2014, up 3% on year, according to Market...

High-end smartphone component supply may be tight approaching release of new iPhone

Jul 11, 12:40

Smartphone vendors that are looking to release new high-end models in the second half of 2014 are worried about getting access to enough component supplies as many component makers...

Digitimes Research: Competition in emerging markets remains the focus for smartphone industry

Jul 10, 14:05

Competition in emerging markets continued to be the focus of the global smartphone industry in June 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Penetration of quantum dots in smartphone TFT LCDs will be 3% in 2015, says DisplaySearch

Jul 9, 15:54

With increasing competition from AMOLED, TFT LCD display makers are beginning to look to quantum dot technology to improve color performance, according to DisplaySearch. Adoption...

Taiwan components suppliers see decreased smartphone orders from Samsung, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 9, 14:00

With Samsung Electronics' Galaxy smartphone sales having been seriously impacted recently, Taiwan component makers' orders for the Galaxy S5 have greatly reduced to only 15 million...

Asustek June revenues down sequentially

Jul 8, 11:51

Asustek Computer on July 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.91 billion (US$1.13 billion) for June, decreasing on month by 7.97% but increasing on year by 0.37%, while its sales...

Xiaomi sees smartphone shipments jump 271% on year in 1H14, outperforming Taiwan rivals

Jul 2, 22:09

Xiaomi Technology shipped 26.11 million smartphones in the first half of 2014, increasing 271% from a year earlier, an achievement far ahead of Taiwan-based rivals including HTC,...

Digitimes Research: Local brands to see smartphone sales rebound in China market in 3Q14

Jul 2, 15:07

Sales of smartphones by local brands in China are expected to rebound starting the second half of third-quarter 2014 after seeing their sales drop by nearly 30% sequentially in second-quarter...

Smartphone supply chains expect strong orders through July into August

Jul 1, 22:07

Smartphone supply chains expect strong orders throughout July and into August as vendors prepare to release new units, according to industry sources.

Lenovo plans to launch over 60 smartphones in 2014, says VP

Jun 30, 10:39

Lenovo plans to launch more than 60 smartphones in the China and overseas markets in 2014, with 50% of models to support 4G, China-based it.sohu.com cited company vice president...

China market: ZTE launches 4G smartphone for China Telecom

Jun 27, 16:12

ZTE on June 26 unveiled the G717C, an Android 4.4 4G smartphone, specifically for contract-bundled sale by China Telecom, according to China-based tech.sina.com.

ZTE 4G smartphone G717C

Blue glass filter supply currently tight

Jun 26, 20:53

Blue glass filter supply is currently tight as more smartphones and wearable devices are using the technology, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: LG to launch LG G3 flagship smartphone

Jun 26, 20:31

LG Electronics on June 26 unveiled the LG G3, its Android 4.4.2 4G flagship smartphone, for launch in the Taiwan market on July 1 and aims to sell 150,000 units by the end of 2014.

Samsung, LG to release flexible display-equipped smartphones in 2H14, says report

Jun 26, 15:34

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are expected to release smartphones with 5-inch flexible displays as soon as September, according to a Korean-language DigitalTimes...

Wireless charging solution market to grow by CAGR of 30% in next 3-5 years

Jun 25, 21:19

The global wireless charging solution market is expected to grow by a CAGR of over 30% in the next 3-5 years as more and more smartphone vendors have begun to incorporate such solutions...

Microsoft unveils Nokia X2 smartphone

Jun 25, 15:55

Microsoft Devices Group has unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family of smartphones.

Microsoft Nokia X2 smartphone

Huawei Device to launch 8-core smartphone

Jun 25, 14:07

Huawei Device on June 24 unveiled Honor 6, an LTE-supporting Android 4.4.2 smartphone, for launch in the China market on July 1.

Smartphone vendors trending to develop more ICs in-house

Jun 24, 15:28

Some brand handset vendors reportedly have accelerated their in-house development of smartphone-use ICs, while reducing the ratio of ICs purchased from outside, according to component...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments to China unlikely to surpass 400 million units in 2014

Jun 23, 14:04

China smartphone vendors' shipments started weakening in mid-May with the upstream supply chain also seeing orders turning week despite the fact that several China-based smartphone...

Taiwan market: Huawei introduces new flagship model

Jun 20, 16:01

Huawei has introduced its latest flagship smartphone, the Ascend P7, into the Taiwan market in cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT). The model, which comes with a 5-inch Full HD...

Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 tablet and the Ascend P7 flagship smartphone

Taiwan market: TWM launches own-brand smartphone and 4G tablet

Jun 20, 15:53

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has unveiled the Amazing A8 Android 4.4.2 3G smartphone and Amazing P6 Android 4.4.2 4G tablet for launch in the Taiwan market in late June.

Digitimes Research: Spreadtrum finding smartphone AP business difficult

Jun 19, 16:44

China-based Spreadtrum's application processor (AP) shipments have been dropping since China Mobile began subsidizing dual-core smartphones, as opposed to single-core models, in June...

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    Microsoft Nokia X2 smartphone

    Microsoft Devices Group has unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family smartphones. The new Nokia X2 provides access to Android apps and Microsoft...

    Photo: Company, Jun 26.

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    Amazon Fire smartphone

    Amazon has unveiled Fire, the first smartphone designed by the company and features Amazon's Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. Dynamic Perspective uses a new sensor system to respond...

    Photo: Company, Jun 19.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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