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China market: 4G smartphone chip prices continue to fall

Nov 27, 14:23

Prices for 4G smartphone solutions have fallen below US$10 per unit, and will continue to drop reaching US$7-8 during the first half of 2015, according to industry sources.

Coolpad, China Telecom to launch dual-OS smartphone Platinum Dayton, says report

Nov 27, 12:20

China-based vendor Coolpad is cooperating with China Telecom to unveil the Platinum Dayton, a flagship smartphone featuring dual operating systems (OS) for security purposes, for...

Coolpad dual-OS smartphone Platinum Dayton

Digitimes Research: China smartphone makers increase overseas shipments by 53% in 3Q14

Nov 27, 12:15

Huawei Device was the top China-based smartphone maker in the third quarter of 2014, with shipments of 14.8 million units, according to Digitimes Research.

China market: Smartphone vendors to streamline product lines

Nov 26, 22:14

China-based smartphone vendors, including ZTE, Huawei, Coolpad and Lenovo, all plan to streamline their product portfolios in order to cope with changing market conditions, China-based...

BOE shifts focus from Samsung to China vendors

Nov 26, 14:51

China-based panel maker BOE is shifting its focus away from Samsung Electronics to China-based vendors as Samsung's smartphone sales have recently seen lower-than-expected results.

Commentary: Android smartphone vendors set to meet more challenges

Nov 25, 15:26

Sluggish demand for Android-based smartphones is taking its toll on vendors including Samsung Electronics, HTC and Sony Mobile Communications as evidenced by third-quarter reports...

On-cell smartphone and tablet shipments picking up due to orders from Motorola, Nokia

Nov 24, 15:04

GFF and OGS touch panel solutions are seeing increased pressure from on-cell technology as makers are aiming the technology for use in entry-level and mid-range smartphone and tablet...

On-cell technology picking up in the market

Digitimes Research: Samsung, Apple, LG rank as top-3 smartphone vendors in 3Q14

Nov 24, 11:56

Samsung Electronics, Apple and LG Electronics ranked as the top-three smartphone vendors globally in the third quarter as well as the first three quarters of 2014, based on third-quarter...

Commentary: Xiaomi facing challenge to sustain growth

Nov 21, 12:41

China-based Xiaomi Technology, a smartphone startup of a little over four years, has risen as a technology company with a full range of product lines that has expanded vertically...

iPhone 6 models strengthen growth in HD and Full HD smartphone displays, says DisplaySearch

Nov 20, 15:38

Beginning in the second quarter of 2014, display panel makers significantly reduced prices for high-definition (HD, 720 by 1280) and Full High-Definition (FHD, 1080 by 1920) in-cell...

Taiwan market: LG launches Wine Smart flip phone

Newswatch - Nov 19, 10:54

LG Electronics has launched its new flip smartphone, the LG Wine Smart, in the Taiwan market with a suggested retail price of NT$7,990 (US$260). LG aims to ship 6,000 units of the...

LG Wine Smart clamshell phone

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...

Touchscreen controller IC prices to fall further in 2015

Nov 17, 21:55

Prices of touchscreen controller ICs used in handsets are likely to fall 30% or more in 2015, due to fierce price competition among China- and Taiwan-based chip suppliers, according...

Dongbu HiTek volume producing touchscreen controllers

Nov 17, 15:51

Dongbu HiTek has scaled up the production of touchscreen controller chips with embedded flash (eFlash) memory to meet rising demand for entry-level and mid-range smartphones, according...

LG likely to increase ODM smartphone orders to Taiwan in 2015, say sources

Nov 17, 12:30

LG Electronics is expected to increase its ODM smartphone orders to Taiwan-based production partner, Arima Communications, to 3-4 million units in 2015 compared to slightly over one...

Taiwan IC design houses developing IC parts for smartphone peripheral applications

Nov 14, 14:43

Taiwan-based IC design houses are foraying into the development of IC parts for smartphone peripheral applications such as wireless, rapid and mobile charging kits as well as wearable...

China-based smartphone vendors bracing for patent complaints, say sources

Nov 14, 12:37

International brands such Nokia, Microsoft and Ericsson, which hold numerous patents related mobile communications, reportedly are likely to take legal action against some China-based...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship over 18 million smartphones in 3Q14

Nov 13, 20:04

Taiwan-based ODMs and own-brand makers shipped 18.4 million smartphones in total in the third quarter of 2014, increasing 6% on quarter and 11.7% on year, according to Digitimes Re...

Asustek faced with difficulty to reach 2015 target smartphone shipments due to competition from Xiaomi

Nov 13, 15:58

Asustek Computer has set target global shipments of 16 million smartphones for 2015, with China to be a focus market, but is expected to face difficulty due to price-performance competition...

Himax provides touch-panel controllers for Lumia 535, says report

Newswatch - Nov 13, 14:19

Taiwan-based Himax Technologies has secured touch-panel controller orders for the first Microsoft-branded smartphone, Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) cited industry sources...

China market: Xiaomi invests in TV content provider

Nov 13, 11:47

Xiaomi Technology has announced it will invest US$10 million in local Internet television company Youku Tudou, aiming to integrate Xiaomi's end devices with Youku Tudou's TV content,...

Commentary: Are large-size smartphones really at odds with tablets?

Nov 13, 11:08

Many market watchers now believe that demand for tablets is set to decline, affected by reasons including a high penetration rate after three years of rapid growth, rising popularity...

China market: Local vendors to roll out ultra-thin smartphones

Nov 12, 12:21

China-based smartphone vendors, including Huawei, Oppo, Gionee and Vivo, are engaging in a race to roll out ultra-thin models, a job which has been played mainly by international...

Sharp to increase supply of high-end smartphone panels to China

Nov 11, 20:18

Xiaomi in addition to various other handset vendors in China will increase purchases of high-end smartphone panels from Sharp. The orders are set to be used in units released as early...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone AP shipments growth to be driven by LTE solutions in 4Q14

Nov 11, 15:01

China's smartphone application processor (AP) shipments are expected to grow 33.8% on year and 9.5% sequentially in the fourth quarter. The on-year growth will be 8.7pp more than...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments dip 3.6% on quarter in 3Q14

Nov 11, 11:02

Smartphone shipments in the China market declined 3.1% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as vendors found it hard to stimulate demand for their devices due to a lack of product...

MediaTek October revenues hit record

Nov 10, 12:02

MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.6 billion (US$705.9 million) for October 2014, up 16.5% sequentially and hitting a monthly record. Accumulated 2014 sales through...

Inventec targeting 2015 business growth from non-notebook product lines

Nov 10, 11:21

Notebook ODM Inventec saw consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2014 decrease on quarter and on year mainly due to shrinking shipments of notebooks, and hopes that non-notebook...

Primax expects smartphone CCM shipments to rise in 4Q14

Nov 10, 11:08

Primax Electronics expects shipments of smartphone-use CCMs (compact camera modules) in the fourth quarter to grow sequentially mainly due to increased demand from China-based smartphone...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone AP shipments in China in 3Q14 estimated at 115.1 million units

Nov 7, 16:27

There were an estimated 115.1 million smartphone APs (application processors) shipped in the China market during the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 11.7% on quarter...

Taiwan market: HTC to continue to be top Android smartphone vendor

Nov 4, 21:54

HTC's sales of smartphones in the Taiwan market in the fourth quarter of 2014 will be better than those recorded in the previous quarter, enabling HTC to continue to serve as the...

Lenovo, Huawei, Xiaomi, LG competing for third place in global smartphone vendor rankings

Nov 4, 14:33

China-based smartphone vendors including Lenovo, Huawei and Xiaomi Technology, as well as LG Electronics, are in an intense competition for the third place in the global vendor rankings,...

Worldwide smartphone shipments increase 25.2% in 3Q14, tablet shipments increase 11.5%, says IDC

Oct 31, 15:42

New smartphone releases and an increased emphasis on emerging markets drove global smartphone shipments above 300 million units for the second consecutive quarter. According to IDC,...

Inspection service company Sporton reports strong performance for 3Q14

Oct 30, 15:25

Sporton International, a Taiwan-based testing, inspection and certification service provider for electronics products, has reported all-time high revenues and profits for the third...

Larger smartphone displays drive minutes of use in apps and more mobile data consumption, says IHS

Oct 30, 14:57

Larger smartphone screen sizes strongly correlate with increased app minutes of usage and higher resolution screen smartphones have higher data consumption, according to IHS.

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