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Smartphone sales volume to reach 23.6% growth in 2014, says MIC

Jul 15, 14:00

In 2013, the worldwide mobile handset market volume reached approximately 1.82 billion units, and is expected to reach 1.88 billion units in 2014, up 3% on year, according to Market...

High-end smartphone component supply may be tight approaching release of new iPhone

Jul 11, 12:40

Smartphone vendors that are looking to release new high-end models in the second half of 2014 are worried about getting access to enough component supplies as many component makers...

Digitimes Research: Competition in emerging markets remains the focus for smartphone industry

Jul 10, 14:05

Competition in emerging markets continued to be the focus of the global smartphone industry in June 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Penetration of quantum dots in smartphone TFT LCDs will be 3% in 2015, says DisplaySearch

Jul 9, 15:54

With increasing competition from AMOLED, TFT LCD display makers are beginning to look to quantum dot technology to improve color performance, according to DisplaySearch. Adoption...

Taiwan components suppliers see decreased smartphone orders from Samsung, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 9, 14:00

With Samsung Electronics' Galaxy smartphone sales having been seriously impacted recently, Taiwan component makers' orders for the Galaxy S5 have greatly reduced to only 15 million...

Asustek June revenues down sequentially

Jul 8, 11:51

Asustek Computer on July 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.91 billion (US$1.13 billion) for June, decreasing on month by 7.97% but increasing on year by 0.37%, while its sales...

Xiaomi sees smartphone shipments jump 271% on year in 1H14, outperforming Taiwan rivals

Jul 2, 22:09

Xiaomi Technology shipped 26.11 million smartphones in the first half of 2014, increasing 271% from a year earlier, an achievement far ahead of Taiwan-based rivals including HTC,...

Digitimes Research: Local brands to see smartphone sales rebound in China market in 3Q14

Jul 2, 15:07

Sales of smartphones by local brands in China are expected to rebound starting the second half of third-quarter 2014 after seeing their sales drop by nearly 30% sequentially in second-quarter...

Smartphone supply chains expect strong orders through July into August

Jul 1, 22:07

Smartphone supply chains expect strong orders throughout July and into August as vendors prepare to release new units, according to industry sources.

Lenovo plans to launch over 60 smartphones in 2014, says VP

Jun 30, 10:39

Lenovo plans to launch more than 60 smartphones in the China and overseas markets in 2014, with 50% of models to support 4G, China-based it.sohu.com cited company vice president...

China market: ZTE launches 4G smartphone for China Telecom

Jun 27, 16:12

ZTE on June 26 unveiled the G717C, an Android 4.4 4G smartphone, specifically for contract-bundled sale by China Telecom, according to China-based tech.sina.com.

ZTE 4G smartphone G717C

Blue glass filter supply currently tight

Jun 26, 20:53

Blue glass filter supply is currently tight as more smartphones and wearable devices are using the technology, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: LG to launch LG G3 flagship smartphone

Jun 26, 20:31

LG Electronics on June 26 unveiled the LG G3, its Android 4.4.2 4G flagship smartphone, for launch in the Taiwan market on July 1 and aims to sell 150,000 units by the end of 2014.

Samsung, LG to release flexible display-equipped smartphones in 2H14, says report

Jun 26, 15:34

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are expected to release smartphones with 5-inch flexible displays as soon as September, according to a Korean-language DigitalTimes...

Wireless charging solution market to grow by CAGR of 30% in next 3-5 years

Jun 25, 21:19

The global wireless charging solution market is expected to grow by a CAGR of over 30% in the next 3-5 years as more and more smartphone vendors have begun to incorporate such solutions...

Microsoft unveils Nokia X2 smartphone

Jun 25, 15:55

Microsoft Devices Group has unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family of smartphones.

Microsoft Nokia X2 smartphone

Huawei Device to launch 8-core smartphone

Jun 25, 14:07

Huawei Device on June 24 unveiled Honor 6, an LTE-supporting Android 4.4.2 smartphone, for launch in the China market on July 1.

Smartphone vendors trending to develop more ICs in-house

Jun 24, 15:28

Some brand handset vendors reportedly have accelerated their in-house development of smartphone-use ICs, while reducing the ratio of ICs purchased from outside, according to component...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments to China unlikely to surpass 400 million units in 2014

Jun 23, 14:04

China smartphone vendors' shipments started weakening in mid-May with the upstream supply chain also seeing orders turning week despite the fact that several China-based smartphone...

Taiwan market: Huawei introduces new flagship model

Jun 20, 16:01

Huawei has introduced its latest flagship smartphone, the Ascend P7, into the Taiwan market in cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT). The model, which comes with a 5-inch Full HD...

Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 tablet and the Ascend P7 flagship smartphone

Taiwan market: TWM launches own-brand smartphone and 4G tablet

Jun 20, 15:53

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has unveiled the Amazing A8 Android 4.4.2 3G smartphone and Amazing P6 Android 4.4.2 4G tablet for launch in the Taiwan market in late June.

Digitimes Research: Spreadtrum finding smartphone AP business difficult

Jun 19, 16:44

China-based Spreadtrum's application processor (AP) shipments have been dropping since China Mobile began subsidizing dual-core smartphones, as opposed to single-core models, in June...

Digitimes Research: Amazon Fire smartphone to promote offline-to-online shopping business model

Jun 19, 16:02

Amazon announced its first own-brand smartphone, the Fire on June 18, 2014. Digitimes Research has commented that Amazon has not set the smartphone's price low to boost competition,...

Amazon Fire phone shipments estimated to reach 2-3 million by year-end 2014

Jun 19, 15:20

Total shipments of Amazon's Fire phones are expected to reach 2-3 million units by year-end 2014, which is unlikely to make a significant impact on the global smartphone market, according...

Amazon introduces Fire smartphone

Jun 19, 14:58

Amazon has unveiled Fire, the first smartphone designed by the company and features Amazon's Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. Dynamic Perspective uses a new sensor system to respond...

Amazon Fire smartphone

China market: Coolpad is top 4G smartphone vendor in May, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 19, 11:47

Coolpad ranked as the top 4G smartphone vendor in the China market in May with a 23.1% share in the segment, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) cited Sino Market...

Dialog reportedly discontinues cooperation with Richtek

Jun 18, 21:45

Dialog Semiconductor reportedly has temporarily suspended its cooperation with Richtek Technology for the development of power management solutions, while shifting its focus to cooperate...

Optically clear adhesives for use in smartphone touch panels to be in short supply throughout 3Q14

Jun 18, 15:30

Fully laminated optical clear adhesives (OCAs) for use in smartphone touch panels are expected to be in short supply throughout the third quarter of 2014, according to supply chain...

LG likely to ship 15-16 smartphones in 2Q14, say Taiwan sources

Jun 13, 12:04

LG Electronics is expected to see its smartphone shipments grow 20-30% sequentially to 15-16 million units in the second quarter of 2014, buoyed by the brisk sales of its latest flagship...

Taiwan market: HTC launches HTC One mini 2 smartphone

Jun 13, 10:25

HTC has launched its HTC One mini 2 in the Taiwan market with a suggested retail price of NT$13,900 (US$463), targeting the mid-range 4G segment.

HTC One mini 2

ProLogium Technology lands orders for high-energy density batteries

Jun 11, 15:27

Flexible printed circuit lithium-ceramic battery (FLCB) maker ProLogium Technology has obtained orders from a US-based smartphone vendor for FLCBs with high-energy density of 750-800W-hours/liter,...

ProLogium to release new FLCB in 2015

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile to begin marketing Xperia Z2a, Xperia T3 4G smartphones in July

Jun 11, 15:10

Sony Mobile Communications has unveiled its latest 4G smartphones, the Xperia Z2a and Xperia T3, in the Taiwan market, aiming to catch up with rival vendors Samsung Electronics and...

Sony Mobile Xperia Z2a

Digitimes Research: Apple, Samsung remain top-2 smartphone vendors in 1Q14; Xiaomi, Coolpad enter top-5

Jun 10, 16:16

In the first quarter of 2014, Samsung Electronics and Apple together continued to account for almost half of the global smartphone market with LG Electronics staying in third position,...

Turning a smartphone into a PC in a pocket: Q&A with Analogix

Jun 10, 14:08

According to a recent IDC research note, the transition toward mobile and cloud-based computing is unstoppable, with tablet volumes expected to pass total PC volume in the fourth...

Matt Ready, sales VP at Analogix

China market: China Mobile launches first own-brand 4G smartphone M811

Jun 10, 11:55

China Mobile has launched M811, its first own-brand 4G smartphone, for sale in the China market at a contract-free retail price of CNY999 (US$160), according to China-based tec...

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    Before Going to Press | Sep 16, 20:40

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    Before Going to Press | Sep 16, 20:39

  • Taiwan panel makers see increased pressure from China in entry-level, mid-range segments

    Before Going to Press | Sep 16, 20:38

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    Before Going to Press | Sep 16, 20:37

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    Before Going to Press | Sep 16, 20:36

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    Before Going to Press | Sep 16, 20:35

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    Before Going to Press | Sep 16, 20:35

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    Before Going to Press | Sep 16, 20:35

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    HTC Butterfly 2

    HTC has unveiled its new flagship model, the HTC Butterfly 2, in Tokyo in cooperation with KDDI. The smartphone will also be available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Malaysia,...

    Photo: Company, Aug 21.

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    Microsoft Nokia X2 smartphone

    Microsoft Devices Group has unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family smartphones. The new Nokia X2 provides access to Android apps and Microsoft...

    Photo: Company, Jun 26.

  • Amazon+Fire+smartphone

    Amazon Fire smartphone

    Amazon has unveiled Fire, the first smartphone designed by the company and features Amazon's Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. Dynamic Perspective uses a new sensor system to respond...

    Photo: Company, Jun 19.

  • HTC+Desire+310

    HTC Desire 310

    HTC has unveiled the new HTC Desire 310 for the entry-level market. It runs on a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, with a 4.5-inch screen and 5-megapixelcamera. It also features the HTC...

    Photo: Company, Mar 11.

  • Nokia+X+family

    Nokia X family

    Nokia has unveiled its X family smartphones that run Android apps and Microsoft services. The Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL are priced to capture the fast-growing affordable smartphone...

    Photo: Company, Mar 6.

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