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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...

MediaTek smartphone solution shipments to grow robustly in 2014

Jan 24, 11:35

Shipments of MediaTek's smartphone solutions are expected to grow at a robust pace in 2014, buoyed by efforts by China-based smartphone vendors to expand overseas sales, and growing...

Taiwan market: Acer launches entry-level smartphone Liquid Z5

Jan 23, 11:00

Acer has launched its Liquid Z5, a 5-inch entry-level smartphone equipped with MediaTek MT6572 1.3GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM and a 5-megapixel rear camera, in the Taiwan...

Touch panel makers see increased orders from Sony

Jan 21, 19:41

Sony Mobile Communications is putting in new orders to supply chains, which will help bump up China-based touch panel makers' shipments in 2014.

Taiwan IC suppliers to land more customized orders from China-based smartphone, tablet vendors

Jan 21, 15:16

Taiwan's IC suppliers for LCD driver ICs, accelerometers (G-sensors), light ambient light sensors and power management (PWM) ICs are expected to land more customized orders from China-based...

Taiwan LCD driver IC firms to expand offerings for high-resolution smartphone displays

Jan 21, 13:59

Taiwan-based IC design houses including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax technology, Orise Technology, ILi Technology (Ilitek), Raydium Semiconductor and Sitronix Technology are gearing...

Korea market: Local handset vendors dominate LTE smartphone segment

Jan 20, 15:46

The launch of LTE Advanced (LTE-A) services by Korea-based telecom operators has further enhanced the leading market position of Korea-based handset vendors in their home market,...

Digitimes Research: Asustek ZenFone smartphones have lower price-performance ratios than comparable models from China

Jan 17, 14:34

Asustek Computer unveiled three ZenFone-series smartphones at CES 2014 and will initially launch the models in the Taiwan, China and Southeast Asia markets in March with prices comparable...

Ilitek to strengthen offerings for smartphones

Jan 17, 11:37

LCD driver IC firm ILi Technology (Ilitek) is looking to enhance its offerings for smartphone panels in 2014. In addition to driver ICs for WVGA panels, Ilitek also aims to ramp up...

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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.

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    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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    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.

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