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  • Last update: Friday 18 April 2014 [1768 news items]

Smartphone chip vendors step up development of 64-bit quad-core solutions

Nov 29, 11:04

Handset chip vendors including Qualcomm, Nvidia and Broadcom are reportedly set to roll out 64-bit quad-core solutions for smartphones during the first half of 2014, according to...

Samsung executive talks about IoT strategy

Nov 28, 14:14

Samsung Electronics has developed SAMI (Samsung Architecture for Multimodal Interactions), a system central to Samsung's Internet of Things (IoT) strategy, according Luc Julia, vice...

IC design houses see rally on strong demand in China

Nov 27, 15:42

Taiwan-based IC design houses which have deepened their sales in China will see their share prices soar significantly in 2013 thanks to strong demand from China's smartphone and tablet...

Global smartphone shipments to rise but ASP to fall in 2013, says IDC

Nov 27, 12:32

Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to surpass one billion units in 2013, representing 39.3% growth on year, according to IDC. However, smartphone ASPs are set to fall 12.8%...

Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments to reach 1.24 billion in 2014

Nov 25, 21:15

Global smartphone shipments are expected to reach about 1.24 billion in 2014, up 30% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Not necessary for LG to shrink smartphone operations, say Taiwan makers

Nov 25, 21:06

LG Electronics will reportedly adjust its overall business operations through a shift in operational resources from smartphones to LCD TVs. Taiwan-based players in the smartphone...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone sales dip 8.8% sequentially in 3Q13

Nov 25, 14:50

Shipments of smartphones in the China market declined 8.8% sequentially to 78.2 million units in the third quarter of 2013, according to data compiled by Digitimes Research.

China market: Local brands to enhance high-end smartphone specifications

Nov 22, 11:11

China-based handset vendors will bring the hardware specifications of their high-end smartphones on par with those of international players in the first half of 2014, making international...

Mainstream large-screen smartphones to be 5- to 6-inch models

Nov 21, 15:52

Handset vendors are expected to continue launching large-size smartphones mainly with 5- to 6-inch displays, as sales of smartphones with a display size of 6-inch and above have been...

China-based smartphone vendors launching family series models to extend product life-cycles

Nov 20, 21:39

China-based smartphone vendors are following the steps of international players to launch upgraded flagship models and family series products to ramp up their product scale as well...

MediaTek officially launches 8-core smartphone CPU

Nov 20, 14:45

MediaTek has officially unveiled its first 8-core CPU, the MT6592, for smartphones in China in preparation for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday season.

CPT to expand touch on-cell products in smartphone segment, says president

Nov 19, 15:55

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) is planning to further expand its touch on-cell panel products for smartphone applications in 2014, with samples already being sent to customers, according...

CPT president Lin Shengchang

Android OEMs expand enterprise smartphone portfolios to take on iOS and bury BlackBerry, says ABI Research

Nov 19, 15:16

According to a new report from ABI Research, Android smartphone OEMs are taking advantage of a solid presence among consumers and mobile business users to drive more business entity...

Time ripe for development of smart peripherals: Q&A with Arima Communications president Owen Chen

Nov 19, 11:34

Smartphone ODM Arima Communications has decided to expand its product lines to include tablets, smart accessories and other new products, optimizing its platform development expertise...

Arima president Owen Chen

Microsoft to become a top-10 chip buyer on Nokia acquisition, says IHS

Nov 18, 15:11

With its upcoming acquisition of Nokia, Microsoft is set to become one of the world's top-10 original equipment manufacturer (OEM) semiconductor buyers, and will rank among the leading...

Smartphones account for 55% of global 3Q13 mobile phone sales, says Gartner

Nov 15, 15:02

Sales of smartphones accounted for 55% of overall mobile phone sales in the third quarter of 2013, and reached their highest share to date, according to Gartner.

Digitimes Research: Nokia launches 5 models to ramp up market share

Nov 15, 12:01

Nokia's recent release of three Asha-series feature phones and two Lumia smartphones is aimed at ramping up the market share of Windows Phone. But the effectiveness of the strategy...

Asustek aims to ship 5 million smartphones in 2014

Nov 13, 22:00

Asustek Computer CEO Jerry Shen, said at an investors conference on November 13, that the company is aiming to ship five million smartphones in 2014 and is planning to become a key...

China-based smartphone vendors set to rise in 2013 rankings, says IC Insights

Nov 13, 13:55

Lenovo, ZTE, Huawei and Yulong/Coolpad have taken advantage of the surging low-end smartphone market. According to IC Insights, the four major China-based handset companies are forecast...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile takes third position in smartphone vendor ranking

Nov 12, 16:05

Sony Mobile Communications has captured the third position in Taiwan's smartphone vendor ranking with a 20% market share thanks to brisk sales of its Xperia Z family high-end models,...

China market: Smartphone sales top 93 million units in 3Q13, says Analysys

Nov 12, 13:44

There were 102.66 million handsets sold in the China market during the third quarter of 2013, growing 13.6% on quarter and 54.5% on year, of which 93.08 million units were smartphones,...

OmniVision rolls out 13-megapixel image sensor for mobile devices

Nov 12, 12:01

OmniVision Technologies has announced the OV13850, a 13-megapixel image sensor for mobile devices. The OV13850's power efficiency makes it a camera solution for high-end smartphones...

Pegatron sees strong revenue contribution from smartphone business

Nov 11, 21:38

Pegatron Technology saw its communication-related product businesses contribute 42% of its revenues in the third quarter, while the PC-related product businesses contributed 31% and...

Taiwan IC vendors to count on smartphone, tablet and LED lighting segments in 2014

Nov 11, 11:42

Taiwan-based IC design houses will target the smartphone, tablet and LED lighting sectors in order to ramp up their sales and earnings in 2014, according to industry observers.

Samsung to launch smartphones with 64-bit CPUs in 2014

Nov 7, 21:42

Samsung Electronics reportedly will launch flagship smartphone models equipped with 64-bit CPUs, WQHD displays and 16-megapixel cameras in 2014, which will further heat up hardware...

Smartphone display ASPs contine dropping on weak demand and expanding capacity, says DisplaySearch

Nov 7, 15:48

Weak demand from white-box vendors and expanding production capacity for smartphone panels led to an on-month decline in ASPs for smartphone displays in September 2013, according...

MediaTek reports record high revenues for October

Nov 7, 15:38

Fabless IC firm MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$13.89 billion (US$472 million) for October 2013, a record high in monthly revenues, representing growth of 6.5% sequentially...

Quartz component maker TXC posts sales decrease in October

Nov 7, 11:51

Taiwan-based TXC, which makes quartz components for mobile devices and network equipment, has announced consolidated revenues for October 2013 declined 22.1% from a year ago to NT$799...

MediaTek to invest over US$1 billion for chipset development in 2014

Nov 6, 21:54

MediaTek is likely to spend over US$1 billion in 2014 for the development of more than 20 new chipset solutions for applications including smartphones, tablets, TVs, wireless devices...

A quarter of a billion smartphones ship in 3Q13, says Canalys

Nov 6, 10:24

Over a quarter of a billion smartphones shipped worldwide in the third quarter of 2013 as the market grew 44% on year, according to Canalys. The top-2 vendors - Samsung and Apple...

Apple spurs massive growth in smartphone fingerprint sensor market, says IHS

Nov 5, 14:33

As it has done so often before, Apple is triggering a new technology boom, with its integration of a fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s inspiring a wave of imitators that will drive...

China market: Smartphone sales to top 500-600 million units in 2014, says MediaTek president

Nov 5, 12:00

Sales of smartphones in China are expected to top 500-600 million units in 2014, an increase of 25-50% from 400 million units projected for 2013, according to estimates from Hsieh...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments dip 7.3% on quarter in 3Q13

Nov 1, 11:37

Despite comprehensive upgrades in hardware specifications, and expectations of strong sales during the October 1 holiday season, shipments of smartphones by China-based makers declined...

Global smartphone shipments grow 38.8% on year in 3Q13, says IDC

Oct 30, 15:00

The worldwide smartphone market grew 38.8% on year in the third quarter of 2013, according to IDC. Vendors shipped a total of 258.4 million smartphones in the third quarter, establishing...

Spreadtrum announces mass production of WCDMA/HSPA+ smartphone chipset

Oct 30, 14:42

Spreadtrum Communications has achieved mass production of its SC7710 chipset, a single-core WCDMA/HSPA+ smartphone chipset designed for entry-level 3G devices shipping globally, according...

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  • 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.

  • HTC+Desire+610

    HTC Desire 610

    The HTC Desire 610 comes with 4.7-inch screen, HTC BlinkFeed and HTC BoomSound. HTC described the Desire 610 as an entertainment hub targeting the midrange market segment. The...

    Photo: Company, Mar 6.

  • Samsung+Galaxy+S5+

    Samsung Galaxy S5

    Samsung Electronics has announced the Galaxy S5, its flagship smartphone for 2014. The new Galaxy S5 provides a personal fitness tracker to help users monitor and manage their behavior,...

    Photo: Company, Feb 27.

  • Acer+Liquid+Z5+smartphone

    Acer Liquid Z5 smartphone

    Acer has unveiled the Liquid Z5, a 5-inch entry-level smartphone. The Acer Liquid Z5 features a 16:9 display to enhance movie and video playback and has a thickness of 8.8mm. The...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

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