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Digitimes Research: 3G/4G to become mainstream technology in India in 2016-2017

Mar 27, 11:47

India, with the number of its mobile users already exceeding one billion in 2015, the number of its broadband users accounting for 44.9% of Internet-access subscribers in the first...

Lenovo to push smartphone sales in Asia Pacific

Mar 24, 16:16

Lenovo expects sales of Motorola-brand smartphones to gain momentum in a number of markets in 2017, particularly in Asia-Pacific, according to William Tsai, sales director for Asia...

Lenovo plans to offer 3-5 Mods smartphone accessories a quarter

Mar 24, 12:00

Lenovo plans to launch 3-5 devices of its Mods family products a quarter to promote sales of its Moto Z series smartphones as well as the ecosystem built on the Mods modularized accessories,...

Apple iPhone 6s tops list of best-selling smartphones for 2016, says IHS

Mar 23, 21:11

In terms of shipments, the iPhone 6s from Apple bested all competitors for sales in 2016, according to new analysis from IHS Markit.

Notebook vendors to hike prices 5-15% in 2Q17 due to rises in component costs

Mar 22, 14:36

To cope with increasing demand from smartphone vendors, component makers have been shifting their capacity to manufacture smartphone-use products. This has impacted the makers' supply...

Coasia, Sunnic enjoy robust demand for CMOS image sensors

Mar 21, 20:54

Robust CMOS image sensor demand will make a positive contribution to both Taiwan-based Coasia Microelectronics and Sunnic Technology & Merchandise, according to industry sources...

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments see first on-year decline in 2016, says IDC

Mar 20, 11:47

Shipments of smartphones in the Taiwan market decreased 18% on year to 8.74 million units in 2016, the first year-on-year decline in Taiwan's smartphone market, according to data...

China market: Oppo to build new R&D center, says report

Mar 16, 11:41

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo is expected to begin construction of a new R&D center in Dongguan, China at the end of 2017 with a capital input of CNY2 billion (US$289.29...

Oppo smartphone production lines in Dongguan

Taiwan market: Huawei launches black Mate 9, Porsche Design Mate 9

Mar 15, 14:49

Huawei has launched a black-colored Mate 9 in the Taiwan market, priced at NT$22,900 (US$740) unlocked. Additionally, it also introduced a limited edition Porsche Design Mate 9 priced...

Gary Tsao, president of wireless device business unit of Xunwei

LTPS LCD panels in growing demand from China smartphone vendors

Mar 15, 10:12

There has been increasing demand for LTPS (low-temperature poly-Si) TFT-LCD panels from China-based smartphone vendors as supply of AMOLED panels by Samsung Display has been insufficient,...

LG will not launch G6 in China, says report

Mar 14, 15:34

LG Electronics may not launch its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G6, in the China market, and eventually is likely to withdraw from the market due to heavy losses from its handset...

Qualcomm expanding Snapdragon 835 market share at the expense of MediaTek Helio X30

Mar 14, 15:00

Qualcomm has continued to expand the market share of its 10nm Snapdragon 835 SoCs at the expense of MediaTek as the Taiwan-based AP solution vendor will be unable to achieve volume...

Meizu to switch part of smartphone AP orders from MediaTek to Qualcomm in 3Q17, say sources

Mar 14, 11:48

China-based smartphone vendor Meizu, which currently supplies over 90% of its smartphones with MediaTek application processor (AP) solutions, is expected to begin largely adopting...

China smartphone vendors conservative about placing component orders

Mar 10, 15:58

Competition in China's smartphone market is getting keener, forcing some players including Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo and LeEco to turn more conservative about placing orders with upstream...

HTC February revenues flat on month

Mar 7, 11:20

Smartphone vendor HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.669 billion (US$152 million) for February, growing 0.09% on month and 11.17% on year.

China market: Xiaomi, LeEco smartphone sales declining after price hikes

Mar 6, 12:17

China-based smartphone vendors Xiaomi Technology and LeEco reportedly have reduced their orders for parts and components recently as their smartphone sales have been affected by recent...

FocalTech obtains new integrated driver controllers for smartphones, says report

Newswatch - Mar 6, 10:46

FocalTech Systems has landed integrated driver controller orders for a number of new smartphones slated for launch in 2017, according to a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency...

Smartphone distributor Senao sees earnings up 24% in 2016

Newswatch - Mar 6, 10:36

Smartphone and consumer electronics products distributor Senao International has reported net profits of NT$997 million (US$32.2 million) for 2016, increasing 24% from a year earlier...

High component prices to squeeze margins at smartphone makers, says TrendForce

Mar 2, 10:43

Prices for key components used in smartphones including memory chips and AMOLED panels have been rising the second half of 2016, according to market research firm TrendForce. With...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments by Taiwan brand vendors, ODMs to decline nearly 40% in 1Q17

Mar 2, 10:33

Shipments of smartphones by Taiwan-based brand vendors and ODMs are expected to decline 39.6% on year to below 10 million units in the first quarter of 2017, according to Digitimes...

MWC 2107: China smartphone vendors show off new products

Mar 1, 21:24

China-based smartphone vendors, including Huawei, Oppo, TCL and Lenovo all have tried to steal the spotlight at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017.

Oppo demonstrates its 5x camera module

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...

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    Huawei P10/P10 Plus smartphones

    Huawei has unveiled the P10 and P10 Plus smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017, equipping P10 with Leica Dual-Camera 2.0 and the P10 Plus with Leica Dual-Camera 2.0 Pro Edition...

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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 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...

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