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  • Last update: Wednesday 30 July 2014 [1862 news items]

Demand for any-layer HDI boards to rise in 2H14

Feb 26, 15:08

Demand for any-layer HDI PCBs is expected to rise in the second half of 2014 due to the rollouts of new smartphones, including LTE-enabled phones and models with fingerprint sensors...

More chipset vendors to step into 8-core CPU segment

Feb 25, 21:33

Chipset suppliers including Nvidia, Broadcom and Marvell Technology are likely to step into development of 8-core smartphone solutions following Qualcomm's announced plans to begin...

Taiwan market: FET launches 4 own-brand smartphones

Feb 25, 21:06

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, on February 25 unveiled the Smart 401, Smart 402, Smart 501 and Smart 502, for immediate...

Waltop lands orders for pen-input modules from China-based smartphone vendor

Feb 25, 20:16

Waltop International has started shipments of EM (electromagnetic) pen-input modules to second-tier China-based smartphone vendor GiONEE, according to the company.

TSMC remains key foundry partner for 28nm chips, says MediaTek

Feb 25, 16:05

In response to recent market speculation indicating that MediaTek is shifting some of its 28nm chip orders to Globalfoundries and United Microelectronics (UMC), MediaTek president...

Is a US$25 smartphone possible?

Feb 25, 15:31

Mobile World Congress (MWC) kicked off with a bang, with Mozilla announcing a US$25 smartphone built around a turnkey solution that features silicon from China-based Spreadtrum and...

MWC 2014: Samsung unveils new flagship smartphone Galaxy S5

Feb 25, 14:08

Samsung Electronics has unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, highlighting a fingerprint reader, heart rate monitor,...

Samsung unveils Galaxy S5

Global 2013 smartphone and tablet chip markets rise, says Strategy Analytics

Feb 25, 12:26

The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market climbed 41% on year to US$18 billion in 2013, while the market for tablet APs grew 32% to US$3.6 billion, according to Strategy...

Mozilla announces future plans for Firefox OS

Feb 24, 15:27

Mozilla has demonstrated its Firefox OS open mobile ecosystem at a press event on the eve of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The event introduced seven new commercial Firefox...

Google to use Qualcomm 8-core CPUs for next-generation Nexus 6 smartphone, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 24, 15:24

Google will use Qualcomm's forthcoming 64-bit 8-core chipset solution, the Snapdragon 810, for its next-generation Nexus 6 smartphone, according to a Chinese-language Economic...

Mozilla, Spreadtrum partner to deliver US$25 smartphone

Feb 24, 14:54

Mozilla and Spreadtrum Communications announced on February 23 that they have teamed up to deliver turnkey Firefox OS reference designs with Spreadtrum's entry-level smartphone chi...

Acer aims to ship 10 million smartphones in 2014

Feb 24, 10:41

Acer is optimistic about smartphone sales in 2014 and has upward adjusted target shipments from five million to 10 million units, 6.67 times the 1.5 million units shipped in 2013,...

Inventec lands smartphone orders from Sony Mobile, x86 server orders from Lenovo, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 21, 10:47

Inventec has landed smartphone orders from Sony Mobile Communications as well as x86 server orders from Lenovo, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times report.

Taiwan market: Xiaomi to launch flagship smartphone MI3

Feb 20, 21:38

China-based vendor Xiaomi Technology will launch MI3, its flagship smartphone, in the Taiwan market for online sale beginning February 26 at a contract-free retail price of NT$9,999...

Unitech looks to strong growth in automotive, any-layer HDI, rigid-flexible boards

Feb 20, 16:07

Shipments of automotive boards, any-layer HDI boards and rigid-flexible PCB boards will be growth drivers for Unitech Printed Circuit Board in 2014, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Xiaomi may win fifth smartphone vendor ranking in local market

Feb 19, 12:52

China-based Xiaomi Technology is likely to win the fifth place in smartphone vendor rankings in the Taiwan market soon thanks to strong sales of its Red Rice smartphones, according...

Seasonality sets in for China smartphone AP market; shipments to drop 3% on quarter, says Digitimes Research

Feb 18, 12:36

Global smartphone AP suppliers will see their shipments to China grow only 13.5% on year and drop 3.1% on quarter in the first quarter of 2014. Shipments will total 91.8 million units...

Smartphone vendors to showcase new flagship models at MWC 2014

Feb 18, 12:21

Most leading smartphone vendors including Samsung Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications, LG Electronics and HTC will showcase their new flagship smartphones or new models at the...

China smartphone market hiccups as growth streak ends with first sequential decline in 4Q13, says IDC

Feb 17, 12:49

After nine consecutive quarters of explosive growth, which propelled China into the top smartphone market in the world, the China smartphone market experienced its first slowdown...

Android smartphone shipments just shy of 800 million in 2013, says IDC

Feb 14, 16:18

The smartphone market passed an important milestone in 2013 when worldwide shipments surpassed the one billion mark for the first time, driven by continued momentum from Android and...

Taiwan market: Samsung, Apple, HTC, Sony Mobile together occupy nearly two-thirds of smartphone sales

Feb 14, 15:59

Samsung Electronics, Apple, HTC and Sony Mobile Communications are the four largest smartphone vendors in the Taiwan market, with a combined market share of nearly two thirds in terms...

Smartphone sales surpass sales of feature phones for first time in 2013, says Gartner

Feb 14, 10:20

Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users totaled 968 million units in 2013, an increase of 42.3% from 2012, according to Gartner. Sales of smartphones accounted for 53.6% of overall...

LinkTel launches Skype smartphone

Feb 13, 16:05

LinkTel, a wholly owned subsidiary of PChome Online to operate Skype services in Taiwan, on February 11 unveiled an Android 4.2 smartphone specifically for Skype communications, for...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone sales grow 21.9% sequentially in 4Q13

Feb 11, 22:15

Sales of smartphones in China grew 21.9% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2013, but the growth rate dropped to 15.9% on an annual basis which indicates the smartphone market...

4G smartphone market to boom in China, says IHS

Feb 10, 14:30

China's domestic market for 4G smartphones is poised for a massive liftoff in 2014, as shipments grow sixteen-fold from 2013 levels, according to IHS.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments to decline slightly in 1Q14

Feb 7, 14:12

China-based handset companies are expected to see their shipments of smartphones decline lightly in the first quarter of 2014, after combined shipments posted a 13% sequential growth...

Ultra HD smartphone shipments forecast to reach 23 million in 2015, says DisplaySearch

Feb 6, 16:01

In 2015, global shipments of Ultra HD smartphones are forecast to reach 23 million, according to DisplaySearch. Ultra HD displays will account for more than 5% of smartphone shipments...

MediaTek looks to ship 65 million smartphone solutions in 1Q14

Feb 6, 14:46

MediaTek is expected to ship 65 million chipset solutions for smartphones in the first quarter of 2014, accounting for 25-30% of the global smartphone solution market in the quarter,...

Smartphone solution prices to drop in 2Q14

Feb 5, 22:00

Prices of 3G and 4G smartphone solutions are likely to drop significantly in the second quarter of 2014 as chipset vendors are expected to adopt more aggressive pricing strategies...

Spreadtrum launches single-core smartphone platform for WCDMA, TD-SCDMA and EDGE

Jan 29, 16:20

Spreadtrum Communications has introduced its next-generation single-core smartphone platform for WCDMA, TD-SCDMA and EDGE, which integrates a Cortex-A7 CPU running at speeds up to...

Digitimes Research: Samsung and LG continue to invest in in-house smartphone component production

Jan 28, 14:40

Approximately 70% of the major components used in Samsung Electronics smartphones come from in-house production while about 50% of LG Electronics smartphones come from in-house production,...

Worldwide smartphone shipments top 1 billion units in 2013, says IDC

Jan 28, 13:25

The worldwide smartphone market has reached another milestone, shipping one billion units in a single year for the first time. According to IDC, vendors shipped a total of 1.0042...

Intel rumored to question its future in smartphone market, say sources

Jan 27, 22:04

A rumor circulating in the upstream supply chain in Taiwan has Intel reportedly questioning whether it should quit the smartphone market in 2015 if it continues to see weak performance...

MediaTek reports 2013 EPS of NT$20.51

Jan 27, 15:31

IC design house MediaTek has reported net profits of NT$27.49 billion (US$904.6 million) for 2013, up 76.8% on year, with consolidated sales rising 37.1% to NT$136.06 billion. EPS...

SMIC readies 28nm chip production

Jan 27, 12:02

Semiconductor Manufacturing International's (SMIC) 28nm technology has been process frozen, and the company has successfully entered the multi project wafer (MPW) stage to support...

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  • China polysilicon maker LDK Solar to resume production

    Before Going to Press | 9h 11min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan ships 351 million small-to-medium-size panels in 2Q14

    Before Going to Press | 9h 12min ago

  • UMC reports EPS NT$0.28 for 2Q14

    Before Going to Press | 9h 13min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Xiaomi continues to rank as number one smartphone vendor in China in 2Q14

    Before Going to Press | 9h 13min ago

  • InFocus looking to become top-3 smartphone vendor in Taiwan

    Before Going to Press | 10h 3min ago

  • ASE to ramp up SiP packaging revenues in 2014

    Before Going to Press | 10h 8min ago

  • Vendors cutting notebook shipments to Latin America

    Before Going to Press | 10h 10min ago

  • Innolux to decrease reliance on China market

    Before Going to Press | 10h 36min ago

  • Wah Lee 3Q14 revenues to move higher

    Before Going to Press | 10h 37min ago

  • Growth in global panel demand to exceed growth in supply, says AUO

    Before Going to Press | 10h 37min ago

  • Intel to see difficulties shipping 40 million tablet CPUs in 2014

    Before Going to Press | 10h 38min ago

  • AUO expects 3Q14 small- to medium-size panel shipments to rise 5-8% sequentially

    Before Going to Press | 10h 39min ago

  • MediaTek 3Q14 revenues to grow 6-11% on quarter

    Before Going to Press | 10h 40min ago

  • Taiwan market: Everlight Electronics expected to ship 2.6 million LED light bulbs in 2014

    Before Going to Press | 10h 41min ago

  • AUO 2Q14 net profit hits 4-year high

    Before Going to Press | 10h 42min ago

  • China market: LCD TV sales in 1H14 down on year, says China Market Monitor

    Before Going to Press | 10h 43min ago

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