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Global smartphone shipments reach 292 million units in 1Q16, says TrendForce

Newswatch - Apr 20, 11:25

The worldwide smartphone shipments totaled 292 million units in the first quarter of 2016, down 18.6% from the previous quarter and 1.3% from a year earlier, according to TrendForc...

Himax enters mass production of TDDI chips for China smartphone customer

Apr 19, 21:05

Himax Technologies has announced mass production of in-cell single-chip touch and display driver integrated (TDDI) solutions for a leading China-based smartphone vendor.

14 IC product categories to exceed total IC market growth in 2016, says IC Insights

Apr 19, 15:08

Fourteen product categories - topped by handset application processors and signal conversion (analog) devices - are expected to exceed the 2% growth rate forecast for the total 2016...

China handset suppliers still ramping feature phone shipments

Apr 19, 12:05

Some China-based handset suppliers are still ramping sales of feature phones at lower prices to emerging markets where demand for such devices remains strong due to insufficient next-generation...

Earthquake in Kumamoto, Japan may hurt Sony CIS business

Apr 18, 15:12

In 2015, Japan's Kyushu had 892 semiconductor-related companies, of which 360 were semiconductor equipment players, 248 semiconductor component players and 185 semiconductor manufacturers...

Himax display drivers power HTC flagship smartphones

Apr 18, 11:11

Himax Technologies has announced that the company's display driver IC of Quad HD (QHD) resolution family, HX8396-C, has been adopted by HTC to power the smartphone vendor's new flagship...

PCB players turn to compete in car-use PCB market

Apr 14, 20:32

Taiwan-based PCB players are pushing into car-use products as demand for PCs, smartphones and tablets has been weakening. Chin Poon and Tripod Technology, which have been operating...

Mobile products, IoT, VR and robots spotlighted at Hong Kong Electronics Fair

Apr 14, 15:53

Hong Kong Electronics Fair Spring Edition is being hosted from April 13-16 and products such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, peripherals, IoT applications, robots and virtual...

Huawei aims to surpass Apple and Samsung in China smartphone market in 5 years, says CEO

Apr 14, 13:59

Huawei Technologies aims to surpass Apple and Samsung Electronics as the largest smartphone vendor in the China market in five years, according to a China-based

Huawei Technologies aims to ship 140 million smartphones in 2016

Apr 13, 15:34

Huawei Technologies aims to ship 140 million smartphones worldwide in 2016, 44% of which will be mid-range and high-end models. The company aims at revenues of US$30 billion in 2016...

Taiwan market: Oppo to launch R9

Apr 13, 11:58

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo will launch the R9, an Android 5.1 selfie smartphone, in the Taiwan market at a contract-free retail price of NT$14,990 (US$460) on May 1.

Oppo R9 selfie smartphone

Taiwan market: HTC 10 unveiled

Apr 13, 11:56

HTC has unveiled HTC 10, an Android 6.0 flagship smartphone, in Taiwan and will launch it in the local market at a recommended retail price of NT$22,900 (US$702) for the 32GB version...

HTC flagship smartphone HTC 10

Taiwan fingerprint sensor suppliers start shipments to China, Korea smartphone vendors

Apr 12, 14:32

Taiwan-based fingerprint sensor suppliers have started shipping products to China- and Korea-based smartphone vendors, according to sources at Taiwan-based foundries.

Asustek reduces demand for Intel-developed smartphone platforms

Apr 8, 12:17

Asustek Computer has added platforms developed by Qualcomm and Taiwan-based MediaTek for its ZenFone-series smartphones, reducing the proportion of platforms developed by Intel, its...

Huawei launches new flagship P9 for high-end smartphone market

Apr 7, 14:54

Huawei has unveiled its new premier smartphone, the Huawei P9, in London, which is expected to compete head to head with Apple's iPhone 6s and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S7.

China market: 2nd-tier smartphone vendors post strong shipment growth in 2015

Apr 7, 10:29

China-based second-tier smartphone vendors, including Vivo, Oppo and Gionee, managed to continue ramping up their shipments in 2015 despite dwindling demand and industry consolidation...

AMOLED, Full In-Cell, DLC coating may be adopted for high-end smartphones in 2016

Apr 1, 15:22

As vendors continue to push specifications to compete in the high-end smartphone market, several new technologies including AMOLED, Full In-Cell touch, and diamond-like carbon (DLC)...

Global smartphone sales to grow 7% in 2016, says Gartner

Mar 31, 22:25

Global smartphone sales will, for the first time, exhibit single-digit growth in 2016, according to Gartner.

Taiwan market: Samsung ranks top smartphone vendor in sales volume in February

Mar 29, 11:25

Samsung Electronics ranked as the number one smartphone vendor in the Taiwan market in February with a 22% share, according to data compiled by local retail channels.

Taiwan market: LG launches modular G5

Mar 25, 12:14

LG Electronics has unveiled its G5, an Android 6.0 modular smartphone, in Taiwan at a contract-free retail price of NT$23,900 (US$724) with availability to begin in early April. The...

HTC to hold product presentation on April 12

Mar 23, 22:03

HTC will hold product presentations in Taipei, New York and London on April 12. The vendor is expected to unveil its new flagship model for 2016, likely named HTC M10, during the...

Apple introduces iPhone SE with 4-inch display

Mar 22, 13:54

Apple has introduced the iPhone SE with a 4-inch display, in a compact aluminum design that has been updated with matte-chamfered edges, a color-matched stainless steel Apple logo,...

China vendors to ship 200-300 million fingerprint-recognition-enabled smartphones in 2016

Mar 21, 22:10

China-based smartphone vendors have been mostly inclined to adopt fingerprint recognition for their mid-range and high-end models and consequently they will ship an estimated 200-300...

Oppo, Vivo strong smartphone shipments to benefit supply chain makers

Mar 21, 15:18

China-based smartphone vendors Oppo and Vivo have managed to continue ramping their shipments to the domestic and overseas markets, which will assure steady orders for makers in the...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone vendors adding VR or modularized parts into flagship models

Mar 18, 12:25

Observing smartphone brand vendors' exhibitions at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, Digitimes Research found that the smartphone market is moving toward a new development direction...

IC design houses set to land more orders from smartphone sector in 2016

Mar 16, 15:50

Taiwan-based IC design houses are set to land more orders from the smartphone sector in 2016 as smartphones launched in the year are likely to come with dual-lens modules, fingerprint...

China market: Samsung smartphone share sinks to 7.7% in 2015, says Counterpoint

Mar 16, 14:59

Samsung Electronics saw its smartphone shipments to China tumble 39% on year in 2015, reducing its share in the market to 7.7%, from 12.8% in 2014, according to Counterpoint.

Competition in smartphone chipset solutions market to heat up in 2H16

Mar 15, 13:59

Competition in the smartphone chipset solution market is expected to heat up in the second half of 2016 when major players including Qualcomm, MediaTek, Spreadtrum Communications...

Smartphone chipset solution vendors eyeing orders for system chips

Mar 11, 11:05

Smartphone chipset solution providers have recently stepping up efforts to win more orders for system chips, including image signal processors, modems, and RF (radio frequency) chips,...

HTC new flagship smartphone to support Vive, says report

Mar 11, 10:47

HTC's new flagship model for 2016, likely to be named HTC One 10, will support its forthcoming VR (virtual reality) device, the Vive, according to a Taipei-based Central News...

Southeast Asia smartphone shipments reach 100 million units in 2015, says IDC

Newswatch - Mar 10, 11:17

Total smartphone shipments in Southeast Asia (SEA) hit slightly over 100 million units in 2015, posting an on-year growth of 22%, according to IDC.

Smartphone growth expected to drop to single digits in 2016, says IDC

Mar 4, 15:28

According to a recent forecast update from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, 2015 is likely to be the last year of double-digit smartphone growth. The 2015 calendar...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone APs to face fierce competition in China in 2016

Mar 4, 12:39

Observing China's mobile market in 2016, Digitimes Research expects smartphone AP price competition to grow fiercer, while Qualcomm and MediaTek will continue to push Internet of...

Smartphone AP suppliers to team up with TSMC to compete with Qualcomm-Samsung in 10nm chip market

Mar 4, 10:48

Smartphone-use application processor (AP) makers in Taiwan and China are teaming up closely with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to compete with Qualcomm-Samsung...

China market: LeTV strong smartphone shipments to benefit supply chain

Mar 4, 10:41

Some suppliers in Taiwan's handset supply chain are benefiting from strong smartphone sales of China-based channeled-TV operator LeTV.

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    Samsung 14nm Exynos chips

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of Exynos 7 Quad 7570, the company's newest mobile application processor (AP) built on 14nm process technology for the budget smartphone...

    Photo: Company, Aug 31.

  • Samsung+Galaxy+Note+7

    Samsung Galaxy Note 7

    Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 features a 5.7-inch Quad HD dual edge Super AMOLED display protected by Corning's latest Gorilla Glass 5 cover glass. The smartphone is highly water resistant...

    Photo: Company, Aug 3.

  • Apple+iPhone+SE+smartphone

    Apple iPhone SE smartphone

    Apple has introduced the iPhone SE with a 4-inch display, in a compact aluminum design that has been updated with matte-chamfered edges, a color-matched stainless steel Apple logo,...

    Photo: Company, Mar 23.

  • Acer+Liquid+Jade+Primo+smartphone

    Acer Liquid Jade Primo smartphone

    Acer's Liquid Jade Primo is a 5.5-inch premium smartphone running Windows 10 Mobile. The Liquid Jade Primo provides productivity for professionals through Continuum, allowing Windows...

    Photo: Company, Jan 7.

  • Asustek+ZenFone+Zoom+smartphone

    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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