Taipei, Sunday, November 29, 2015 23:15 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
News tagged smartphone
  • Last update: Friday 27 November 2015 [2302 news items]

Foxconn invests in smartphone-rental service provider in Hong Kong, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 27, 12:40

FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of the Foxconn Group, has recently invested US$13 million in Hong Kong-based handset rental service provider Tink Labs, according to a Chinese-language Commercial...

More China firms developing own ARM-based chips

Nov 26, 10:27

China-based ZTE has received a cash injection from the government enabling the company to accelerate the development of its own application processors, while Lenovo also intends to...

Himax obtains design-wins for smartphone-use force touch solutions

Nov 26, 10:06

Himax Technologies has gained design-wins for its multi-level force touch controller series from leading smartphone vendors for models to be launched in the first half of 2016, according...

Three trends to take place in 2016 smartphone market, says Strategy Analytics

Nov 25, 15:53

At least three major global shifts are predicted to take place in the smartphone market during 2016. Smartphone financing will become the norm, while Indonesia will join India as...

Strong smartphone growth in saturated cellphone market, says IC Insights

Nov 25, 14:53

According to IC Insights, 89% of the new cellphones sold worldwide in 2015 are forecast to be replacements or additional cellphones sold to existing subscribers. Moreover, this percentage...

Led by Apple and China brands, high tech smartphone panel shipments rising, says IHS

Nov 25, 14:03

Demand for LTPS TFT LCD shipments rose 30% in September 2015 to reach 51.6 million units, due to strong demand from Apple and China-based brands. Total smartphone panel shipments...

India market: Smartphone shipments increase 21.4% on year in 3Q15, says IDC

Newswatch - Nov 25, 11:00

Shipments of smartphones in India totaled 28.3 million units in the third quarter of 2015, up 21.4% from 23.3 million units shipped for the same period of a year earlier, according...

China market: Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 3 smartphone, Mi Pad 2 tablet

Newswatch - Nov 25, 10:59

Xiaomi Technology has launched the Redmi Note 3 smartphone along with the Mi Pad 2 tablet in China. The smartphone is priced at CNY899 (US$141) for 16GB and CNY1,099 for 32GB. Availability...

IC designers eye business opportunity from force touch solutions

Nov 24, 15:56

More Taiwan-based IC design houses, including FocalTech Systems and Himax Technologies, have stepped up their efforts to develop force touch sensors as China-based smartphone vendors...

Digitimes Research: Nexus 6P, Xperia Z5 series highlight latest smartphone presentation in Japan

Nov 24, 12:02

Google's Nexus 6P, Sony Mobile Communications' Xperia Z5 series products and a number of feature phones highlighted the product presentation for the winter-spring session held by...

Lenovo to phase out Vibe brand smartphones, says report

Nov 24, 11:09

China-based vendor Lenovo has announced plans to replace its Vibe brand mid-range and high-end smartphones with its Lemon series and Motorola branding products, according to a China-based...

Emerging markets drive worldwide smartphone sales to 15.5% growth in 3Q15, says Gartner

Nov 19, 15:40

Continued demand for affordable smartphones in emerging markets drove worldwide sales of smartphones in the third quarter of 2015, according to Gartner. Global sales of smartphones...

Taiwan market: Samsung launches Galaxy J2

Newswatch - Nov 19, 15:04

Samsung Electronics has launched a new entry-level smartphone, the Galaxy J2, in the Taiwan market priced at NT$4,280 (US$130) unlocked, targeting the younger generation.

Sony Mobile, LG reportedly to develop smartphone application processors in-house

Nov 18, 11:00

Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics reportedly will follow the steps of Apple, Samsung Electronics and Huawei to develop smartphone-use application processors in-house,...

China market: Xiaomi to unveil new smartphone on November 24

Newswatch - Nov 18, 10:57

Xiaomi Technology is expected to unveil its new smartphone the Redmi Note 2 Pro and Mi Pad 2 during a product event to be held on November 24. The product offerings may also include...

Taiwan market: Mid-range segment becomes a new target for smartphone vendors

Nov 17, 15:57

As competition in Taiwan's smartphone market has continued to stay fierce, some brand vendors have started adjusting their business strategy and are no longer flooding the market...

Competition among SoC suppliers to heat up

Nov 17, 10:57

Competition among smartphone-use SoC providers is expected to heat up in 2016 as companies are gearing up for their new 8- or 10-core solution rollouts.

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments to stay flat in 2015, 2016

Nov 16, 14:40

Smartphone shipments in the Taiwan market are expected to total 8-8.5 million units in 2015, equaling the amount shipped a year earlier, according to an estimate by sources from local...

Asustek looking to become largest consumer notebook vendor in 2017

Nov 13, 16:02

In response to competitors and research firms naming his company as one of the PC brand vendors that will quit the PC market, Asustek Computer CEO Jerry Shen pointed out that Asustek...

Asustek files EPS of NT$5.67 for 3Q15

Nov 12, 13:57

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$119.31 billion (US$3.64 billion) for the third quarter, up 10.1% sequentially, while net profits were NT$4.22 billion, down...

Asustek smartphone shipments to reach 20.5 million in 2015, 30 million in 2016

Nov 12, 13:55

Asustek Computer will be able to ship a total of 20.5 million smartphones in 2015, meeting its shipment target set for the year, according to company CEO Jerry Shen.

Taiwan market: Acer unveils 4 entry-level smartphones

Nov 5, 15:40

Acer has unveiled four entry-level 4G smartphones in Taiwan, aiming to ship 40,000 units in the fourth quarter of 2015 and 200,000 units in 2016 in the local market.

Sony opens store in Taiwan mainly pushing mid-range and high-end products

Nov 5, 15:20

Sony has opened a store in the Breeze Center shopping mall in Taipei, Taiwan, and will mainly demonstrate its mid-range and high-end products including Bravia TVs, tablets, smartphones,...

Sony opens a store in Taiwan

HTC October revenues hit 6-month high

Newswatch - Nov 4, 21:36

HTC has reported revenues of NT$8.95 billion (US$276.8 million) for October, up 25.92% on month but down 43.2% on year. The October figures were the company's highest in six months...

Xiaomi unveils Redmi Note 2 in Malaysia

Nov 4, 11:33

Xiaomi Technology has unveiled its new smartphone, the Redmi Note 2, as well as updates to its MIUI 7 platform in Kuala Lumpur, a product event which aims to boost its overseas sal...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments grow 11.2% sequentially in 3Q15

Nov 3, 22:03

Shipments of smartphones in the China market grew 11.2% sequentially to 101.2 million units in the third quarter of 2015, buoyed by an increase of 59.8 million new subscribers for...

Falling handset-IC prices put pressure on gross margin, says MediaTek

Nov 2, 11:07

Intense competition among handset-IC suppliers has led to falling chip prices affecting negatively MediaTek's gross margin performance, according to company president Ching-Jiang...

MediaTek 3Q15 profits soar 25%

Oct 30, 15:45

MediaTek's net profits soared to almost NT$8 billion (US$246 million) in the third quarter of 2015 hitting the highest quarterly level for the year.

Taiwan market: Huawei unveils G7 Plus, Y6 smartphones

Oct 30, 11:38

China-based vendor Huawei Device has unveiled two smartphone models, the mid-range G7 Plus and entry-level Y6, for the Taiwan market, according to Huawei's Taiwan sales agent.

Huawei Device unveils smartphone G7 Plus and Huawei Watch

Worldwide smartphone shipments up 6.8% to 355.2 million in 3Q15, says IDC

Newswatch - Oct 29, 16:24

Global smartphone shipments grew 6.8% sequentially to 355.2 million units in the third quarter of 2015, marking the second highest quarterly shipments on record, according to the...

China market: LeTV launches new smartphone

Oct 28, 16:04

China-based TV vendor LeTV has unveiled a new smartphone, the Le 1s, which will be available at CNY1,099 (US$137), according to a China-based report.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone AP shipments to grow 14.6% on quarter in 4Q15

Oct 28, 11:46

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China are expected to grow 14.6% sequentially to 161 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015 as handset vendors are building...

Magnetic sensor suppliers look to automotive sector for growth, says IHS

Oct 28, 11:43

Led by ongoing price erosion in the electronic compass sensor market, year-over-year semiconductor-based magnetic sensor revenues grew less than 1% in 2014; however, the industry's...

High resolution displays contribute to rising revenues for driver chip vendors, IHS says

Oct 26, 22:43

Annual revenues for driver integrated circuits (ICs) will peak at US$6.8 billion in 2017, due mainly to the demand for higher resolution displays in smartphones and other applications,...

China market: Meizu, Alibaba launch first jointly-developed smartphone

Oct 26, 15:12

China-based smartphone vendor Meizu Technology has unveiled a new model, the Meilan Metal, the first model it developed jointly with e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, according to China-based...

Meilan Metal
2302 items [1/66]
  • Asustek+ZenFone+Zoom+smartphone

    Asustek ZenFone Zoom smartphone

    Asustek Computer has unveiled its ZenFone Zoom smartphone. The ZenFone Zoom features a 13-megapixel front camera, supporting 3X optical zoom. The smartphone is equipped with Intel's...

    Photo: Company, Sep 11.

  • Sony+Xperia+Z5+smartphone

    Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone

    Sony has unveiled its next-generation Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and Xperia Z5 Premium, and the vendor claims the last model as the world's first 4K smartphone. The Xperia Z5...

    Photo: Company, Sep 8.

  • Acer+Liquid+Jade+Z+smartphone

    Acer Liquid Jade Z smartphone

    Acer has announced the Liquid Jade Z featuring an IPS display with the Zero Air Gap technology to help reduce reflections and Corning's Gorilla Glass 3. The smartphone also supports...

    Photo: Company, Mar 10.

  • LG+G+Flex2+curved+smartphone

    LG G Flex2 curved smartphone

    LG Electronics has announced the global rollout of its curved smartphone, G Flex2. Set within the G Flex2's contoured shape is a 5.5-inch Full HD plastic OLED display and an Octa-Core...

    Photo: Company, Mar 6.

  • Acer+Liquid+M220+smartphone

    Acer Liquid M220 smartphone

    Acer has unveiled the Liquid M220 smartphone, its first Liquid series smartphone to run on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. The phone features a 4-inch 233ppi display, a 5-megapixel...

    Photo: Company, Mar 5.

Display panels for wearable devices
Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2015

28-Nov-2015 markets closed


TAIEX (TSE)8398.4-86.50-1.02% 

TSE electronic328.05-3.79-1.14% 

GTSM (OTC)128.36-0.49-0.38% 

OTC electronic157.22-0.73-0.46% 

2015 global notebook demand forecast
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.