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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

IC demand from China smartphone vendors to remain brisk in 2016, say sources

Oct 23, 11:29

Taiwan-based IC design houses expect demand for IC parts from China-based smartphone vendors to remain brisk in early 2016 as vendors have continued to upgrade the hardware specifications...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile unveils Xperia Z5 Premium

Oct 23, 10:51

Sony Mobile Communications on October 22 unveiled Xperia Z5 Premium smartphone for launch in the Taiwan market in early November at a recommended contract-free retail price of NT$25,900...

Huawei becomes top smartphone vendor in China in 3Q15, says Canalys

Newswatch - Oct 23, 10:36

Huawei ranked as the top smartphone vendor in China in the third quarter of 2015, while Xiaomi Technology fell to second place, according to an estimate by Canalys.

Sony plans to set up smartphone production lines in Thailand, says paper

Oct 22, 14:52

Sony plans to invest at least JPY1 billion (US$8.35 million) to set up smartphone production lines in Thailand. The lines are scheduled to come online in 2015 and Sony aims to roll...

HTC unveils Android Marshmallow-based smartphone

Oct 21, 16:07

HTC has officially unveiled the latest version of its One series smartphone, the HTC One A9, a revised flagship model which the company will count on to make a turnaround in the fourth...

Cher Wang (center) presents the HTC One A9 in New York

Innovations at Hong Kong Electronics Fair

Oct 20, 16:17

Several companies have demonstrated their new innovations such as 360 degree cameras, sport cameras, modularized smartphone protective cases and brain wave controllers at the Hong...

Modularized smartphone protective cases

Taiwan PCB players to turn down slim-profit orders from smartphone vendors

Oct 20, 15:54

With demand for smartphones weakening and Apple's iPhone sales continuing to rise, some smartphone vendors such as HTC, Xiaomi Technology and Asustek Computer have been demanding...

Sharp to continue decreasing smartphone display production throughout 4Q15

Newswatch - Oct 20, 14:37

Sharp has been decreasing production for smartphone panels since April 2015 and is expected to continue doing so until the end of the year, according to a report from Tech News...

Global 2Q15 smartphone AP market grows slightly, says Strategy Analytics

Oct 16, 10:40

The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market grew by a modest 1.5% from a year earlier in the second quarter of 2015, while the tablet AP sector saw an on-year decline...

Global smartphone shipments grow 9.1% sequentially in 3Q15, says TrendForce

Oct 15, 12:34

Global smartphone shipments grew 9.1% on quarter to 332 million units in the third quarter of 2015, powered by the launch of new models by vendors, including Samsung Electronics'...

HTC to unveil new mid-range smartphone

Newswatch - Oct 15, 10:26

HTC is expected to unveil its new mid-range smartphone, the HTC One A9, at online events to be held in New York, London and New Delhi on October 21. The A9 will come with a 5-inch...

Compal begins mass production of smartphones in Vietnam, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 6, 16:10

Compal Electronics' plants in Vietnam have started mass production in small volumes and currently have about 100-200 workers. Compal aims to recruit a total of 2,000, according to...

Inventec optimistic about new orders from big client

Oct 6, 14:51

Inventec chairman Richard Lee has commented that a big client (understood to be Xiaomi) is currently developing new products, and Inventec is optimistic about related orders. Xiaomi...

Richard Lee, Inventec chairman (center)

Nexus 6P to help ramp up Huawei smartphone shipments in 2015

Oct 5, 22:36

China-based handset vendor Huawei is expected to be able to reach its goal of shipping 100 million smartphones in 2015, buoyed by strong sales of its Huawei P8 and Honor 6 devices...

4G smartphone market takes off as telecoms drive mobile broadband development, says TrendForce

Oct 5, 11:43

There has been an explosive growth in the number of 4G network users worldwide in 2015. According to TrendForce, sales of global 4G-enabled smartphones will reach 450 million units...

LG unveils smartphone LG V10

Oct 1, 16:36

LG Electronics has unveiled its new smartphone, the LG V10, which features dual displays, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 CPU, a 16-megapixel rear camera and a dual-lens 5-megapixel front-facing...

Samsung AMOLED business to benefit from China smartphone demand in 2016

Oct 1, 16:31

Many China-based smartphone vendors are planning to use AMOLED in their high-end smartphones in 2016 and are looking to Samsung Display for panel supply as the maker continues to...

Touchscreen controller IC prices falling

Sep 30, 11:06

Prices for smartphone-use touchscreen controller ICs have been falling as an increase in the number of suppliers has led to more competition in the market, according to industry so...

Taiwan market: China smartphone vendor OnePlus withdraws from local market

Sep 25, 11:10

China-based smartphone vendor OnePlus has stopped marketing and delivery of its smartphones in the Taiwan market, saying the decision was made in consideration of its healthy growth...

China white-box smartphone vendors lower prices to cope with increasing competition

Sep 23, 15:40

China-based white-box smartphone vendors, under increasing competition from vendors including Huawei Device, Lenovo, Xiaomi Technology and Coolpad as well as Samsung Electronics and...

China market: Xiaomi 4c smartphone launched

Sep 23, 12:18

Xiaomi Technology has unveiled a mid-range smartphone, Xiaomi 4c, for launch specifically in the China market on September 23.

Xiaomi 4c smartphone

Chinese handset OEMs to increase demand for smartphone sensors, IHS says

Sep 23, 11:29

Apple and Samsung will remain the dominant buyers of sensors for smartphones through 2019; however, their share of sensor spending will fall, according to IHS.

Large-screen smartphones erode total personal computing unit growth, says IC Insights

Sep 21, 15:16

Five years ago, touchscreen tablets began pouring into the personal computing marketplace, stealing growth from standard personal computers and signaling the start of what has been...

Smartphone vendors eyeing TOL technology from TPK

Sep 17, 14:46

TPK is stirring up new developments with its second-generation touch on lens (TOL) technology, with major handset vendors including Apple reportedly expressing an interest for smartphones...

Samsung launches 12Gb LPDDR4 DRAM

Sep 16, 12:21

Samsung Electronics has announced that it is mass producing 12-gigabit (Gb) LPDDR4 (low power, double data rate 4) mobile DRAM chips based on its 20nm process technology.

Samsung 12Gb LPDDR4 DRAM built using 20nm process technology

Digitimes Research: Spreadtrum to push new AP for 2H15, threatening MediaTek and Qualcomm

Sep 15, 15:18

With cooperation with Intel, China-based smartphone application processor (AP) supplier Spreadtrum is expected to start pushing 64-bit 8-core 5-mode 4G products for the mid-range...

China market: Nearly 48 million handsets shipped in August, says CATR

Sep 14, 10:48

There were 47.484 million handsets shipped in the China market in August 2015, increasing 56.5% on year, according to China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR) under the...

Apple introduces iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Sep 10, 10:56

Apple has announced the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the latest iPhone models from the company, adding a new dimension to iPhone's multi-touch interface. The new iPhones introduce...

Malaysia smartphone and tablet market remains firm amidst GST implementation and weakening Ringgit in 1H15, says IDC

Sep 8, 16:05

According to IDC Asia Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone and Tablet Trackers, a total of 4.8 million units of smartphones and 0.9 million units of tablets were shipped in the first half...

IFA 2015: Acer unveils new smartphone with 10-core CPU

Sep 4, 15:59

Acer has unveiled its new smartphone, the Predator 6, at the ongoing IFA 2015. The new model features a MediaTek 10-core Helio X20 processor, 6-inch display and 21-megapixel camera,...

Taiwan market: Smartphone sales to remain weak in 3Q15

Sep 2, 15:09

Sales of smartphones in the Taiwan market remain weak in the third quarter of 2015 due to the maturing local market and slower than expected back-to-school demand, according to sources...

Xiaomi said to release notebook in 2016 with help from Inventec and Foxconn

Sep 1, 14:26

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi reportedly is planning to launch a notebook in 2016 and is currently developing the device jointly with its ODM partners Inventec and Foxconn...

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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