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China smartphone vendors keen to adopt metal-stamping chassis

Jan 23, 16:02

China smartphone vendors are keen to adopt unibody metal-stamping chassis for their smartphones because of low production costs. Stamping can produce large volumes of products in...

Metal chassis makers expected to achieve good revenue performances in 1Q15

Jan 23, 15:05

Despite the first quarter being the traditional slow season, Taiwan-based metal chassis maker Catcher Technology is expected to see its revenues drop only 6% sequentially thanks to...

Digitimes Research: China players becoming strong threat to first-tier brand vendors

Jan 23, 14:04

Observing vendors' showcases at CES 2015, Digitimes Research believes first-tier notebook brand vendors' 2-in-1 devices are expected face fierce price competition from China's white-box...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone industry to report shipment growth of 8.6% for 4Q14

Jan 22, 15:47

During visits to firms in China's smartphone supply chain in November and December 2014, Digitimes Research found that their shipments to the domestic market were weak in the fourth...

Acer aims to double smartphone shipments in 2015, says CEO

Jan 22, 10:47

Acer expects its smartphone shipments in 2015 to double from 4-5 million units shipped a year earlier, according to company CEO Jason Chen. This means Acer aims to ship about 10 million...

Taiwan market: HTC to ramp up sales through retail channels

Jan 21, 21:56

HTC plans to strengthen its cooperation with open retail channels to promote sales of its smartphones in the Taiwan market, aiming to ramp up the ratio of channel sales to 35-40%...

Strong inductor demand to boost Chilisin 2015 sales, says report

Stockwatch - Jan 21, 16:12

Strong inductor demand for smartphones will continue to buoy sales at Chilisin Electronics in 2015, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Global smartphone shipments grow nearly 26% in 2014, says TrendForce

Jan 21, 14:42

Global smartphone shipments totaled 1.167 billion units in 2014, increasing 25.9% from a year earlier, according to TrendForce.

ZTE looks to ship 60 million smartphones in 2015

Jan 20, 21:56

China-based handset vendor ZTE is expected to ship 60 million smartphones in 2015, increasing 25% from 48 million units shipped a year earlier, according to an industry estimate.

Asustek seeking partnerships with Xiaomi supply chain

Jan 19, 21:48

Asustek Computer reportedly is seeking cooperation with Xiaomi's upstream partners such as earphone designer 1more Design and software designer Cheetah Mobile, to strengthen its smartphone...

China market: Smartphone shipments in 2014 estimated at 389 million units, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 19, 10:38

There were 389 million smartphones shipped in the China market in 2014, decreasing over 8% on year, the Chinese-language Commercial Times has cited statistics by China's...

Sony reportedly looking to sell handset business

Jan 16, 14:07

The Sony Group is reportedly evaluating the possibility of selling Sony Mobile Communications, or seeking potential partners to jointly run the handset unit due to continued losses...

AUO to supply Full HD panels for Meizu's m1 Note smartphone

Jan 15, 14:32

AU Optronics (AUO) will act as the main provider of 5.5-inch Full HD panels to China-based Meizu for its m1 Note smartphone, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Xiaomi business model may not be warranted

Jan 14, 22:56

Xiaomi Technology has continued to build up its ecosystem by expanding its product lines through either joint ventures or equity investments in other companies. However, Xiaomi's...

MediaTek adjusts organization

Jan 13, 23:10

MediaTek has quietly adjusted its organizational structure by setting up two business groups - wireless products and home entertainment - to cover all its product lines, according...

China handset shipments decline almost 22% in 2014

Jan 13, 16:07

China shipped a total of 452 million handsets in 2014, decreasing 21.9% from 579 million units shipped a year earlier, according to data from China Academy of Information and Communications...

Smartphone vendors to resume hardware competition in 2015

Jan 12, 11:17

Handset makers are expected to resume hardware competition for their new smartphones in 2015 focusing on upgrading the specifications of display and camera functions, according to...

TCL Communication looking to acquire Palm brand name

Jan 7, 15:25

TCL Communication Technology plans to acquire the Palm brand name to enhance the brand image of TCL, according to a China-based it.sohu.com report, citing company CEO George Guo.

CES 2015: Asustek showcases ZenFone 2, ZenFone Zoom

Jan 7, 14:51

Asustek Computer is exhibiting two Android 5.0-based smartphones, the ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Zoom, at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas...

Asustek ZenFone 2 smartphone

HTC 4Q14 performance beats guidance

Jan 6, 14:38

HTC has reported revenues of NT$15.1 billion (US$471.8 million) for December 2014, down 10% sequentially but up 22.1% on year. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014 reached NT$47.87...

Smartphone panel pricing declines in early January

Jan 6, 14:30

Smartphone panel pricing has taken a hit in early January, with 4-inch a-Si, TN panels seeing as high as 7% decline. Sizes 4.5-inch and 5-inch meanwhile saw between 2-5% declines...

Asustek ships 8 million smartphones in 2014

Jan 6, 12:04

Asustek Computer achieved shipments of eight million smartphones in 2014 and though the business is still suffering from losses, the company is confident it will achieve profitable...

Acer announces Liquid Z410 smartphone

Newswatch - Jan 5, 15:58

Acer has announced its latest entry-level smartphone, the Liquid Z410, which features a 4.5-inch IPS qHD display, 64-bit quad-core CPU, and a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus snapper...

EverDisplay to produce Full HD AMOLED smartphone panels in 1Q15

Dec 30, 15:05

China-based panel maker EverDisplay Optronics expects to produce Full HD AMOLED smartphone panels in the first quarter of 2015 followed by WQHD AMOLED smartphone panels in the third...

Compal smartphone shipments reach 20 million in 2014, to double in 2015

Dec 29, 11:14

Buoyed by its integration with its handset subsidiary Compal Communications in February, Compal Electronics will ramp up its smartphone shipments to 20 million units in 2014, doubling...

Asustek expects to ship 8 million ZenFone smartphones in 2014

Dec 26, 15:08

Asustek Computer expects its ZenFone smartphone shipments to reach eight million units globally in 2014 and 16-20 million units in 2015, while monthly shipments of its recently launched...

HTC to launch more entry-level models in 1Q15

Dec 24, 22:54

HTC will enhance its product portfolio by launching more entry-level 4G smartphones in the first quarter of 2015 and expects its shipments to grow by a double-digit rate in the coming...

Taiwan market: Oppo launches two flagship smartphones

Dec 24, 15:34

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo has launched two flagship models, the Oppo R5 and N3, in the Taiwan market in cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Far EasTone Telecommunications,...

The Oppo R5

Taiwan market: Apple is top smartphone vendor in November

Dec 24, 14:54

Apple ranked as the number one smartphone vendor in the Taiwan market in November, in terms of both sales volume and sales value, according to data compiled by local retail channel...

Regional smartphone brands in Europe ramping market share

Dec 24, 12:00

Regional handset brands in Europe, including Wiko, Fly and Prestigio, have seen their shares in the region's smartphone sector increase substantially, posting a threat to China-based...

Asustek ZenFone 2 to be available in March, says report

Newswatch - Dec 23, 15:54

Asustek Computer's next-generation ZenFone 2, which was originally set to start selling in February 2015, may be delayed to March as related development is behind schedule. However,...

Xiaomi may adopt sapphire for covers of 5.7-inch smartphone

Dec 23, 11:42

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology is likely to adopt sapphire for protective covers of Xiaomi 5, its 5.7-inch flagship model that will be showcased at the 2015 Consumer...

WP phones market share to continue dropping before arrival of new model

Dec 22, 12:10

The global market share of Windows Phone (WP)-based smartphones is expected to continue declining before Microsoft Mobile launches its next generation WP phone in the second half...

Xiaomi has difficulties expanding overseas, says report

Dec 19, 14:47

China-based Xiaomi is facing major difficulties in selling its smartphones outside of China despite the company's aggressive actions and the fact that it has been one of the most...

Japan smartphone panel makers bring price pressure on China and Taiwan competitors

Dec 19, 11:27

Japan-based Japan Display and Sharp have reduced quotes to compete for orders for panels used in high-end smartphones from China-based vendors, brining price competitive pressure...

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    Before Going to Press | 5h 36min ago

  • Japan market: ZTE to launch Blade S6 for mid-range segment

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    Acer Liquid Z520 smartphone

    Acer is showcasing its latest smartphone, the Liquid Z520 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain. The Liquid Z520 offers improved voice control, allowing...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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    Samsung Electronics has announced that it is now mass producing 128GB ultra-fast embedded memory based on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard for smartphones. UFS memory...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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    HTC Desire 626

    HTC has launched its Desire 626 in the Taiwan market. The entry-level 4G LTE smartphone model comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU and a 5-inch HD display. It is equipped with...

    Photo: Company, Feb 12.

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    Samsung ePoP memory for smartphones

    Samsung Electronics is mass producing ePoP (embedded package on package) memory, a single memory package consisting of 3GB LPDDR3 DRAM, 32GB eMMC and a controller. For use in high-end...

    Photo: Company, Feb 10.

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