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Digitimes Research: China smartphone vendors to continue focusing on entry-level to mid-range models in 1H14

Mar 25, 14:12

China-based handset vendors will continue to focus on rolling out entry-level to mid-range smartphones for China and other emerging markets in the first half of 2014 due to persistently...

Smartphone supply chain seeing increased orders from China handset vendors

Mar 24, 20:35

The smartphone supply chain is seeing increased orders from China handset vendors, most notably for 4G units, according to industry sources.

Most smartphone vendors supporting Android Wear

Mar 21, 16:41

Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, HTC, Asustek Computer and Motorola have voiced support for Android Wear, Google's new platform for wearable devices.

China market: Oppo launches new flagship smartphone family

Mar 21, 14:59

China-based handset vendor Oppo has launched a new flagship smartphone family, the Find 7 series, featuring high-resolution displays and high-performance cameras and targeting the...

Asustek Taiwan sales agents worry about competition from ADI

Mar 21, 12:11

Asustek Computer has set up Asus Digital International (ADI), a joint venture with e-commerce operator Uitox specifically for marketing and selling its Zenfone smartphones online...

Taiwan market: Samsung unveils Galaxy S5

Mar 20, 16:21

Samsung Electronics has unveiled its Android smartphone Galaxy S5 for launch in the Taiwan market on April 11 at a contract-free retail price of NT$22,900 (US$756) for 16GB version...

Taiwan market: LG launches G Pro 2

Mar 20, 16:17

LG Electronics has unveiled its Android smartphone G Pro 2 for contract-bundled sale by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) in Taiwan beginning March 20.

CCM makers see aggressive orders from smartphone industry

Mar 19, 21:47

Compact camera module (CCM) makers' orders from smartphone vendors have been growing strongly especially for high-end camera modules with visibility already reaching the end of the...

China market: Smartphone sales over 97 million units in 4Q13, says Analysys

Mar 18, 14:21

There were 106.83 million handsets sold in the China market during fourth-quarter 2013, growing 4.1% sequentially and 54.8% on year. Smartphones accounted for 97.63 million units,...

China market: Booming online smartphone sales to affect vendor rankings

Mar 18, 12:24

Efforts by China-based smartphone vendors to push sales through online trading is likely to result in significant impacts on sales volumes and vendor rankings in the China market...

Smartphone cooling module demand may remain weak until 2015

Mar 17, 22:01

Despite having received orders for tablet heat pipes, Taiwan-based cooling module makers are still not able to land orders from most smartphone vendors and are unlikely to do so until...

Smartphone supply chain preps for orders from Amazon

Mar 17, 20:58

The smartphone supply chain is starting to prepare smartphone component orders from Amazon for a device set to release in 2014, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Insufficient panel supplies to limit 2K-resolution smartphone penetration in 2014

Mar 17, 15:10

With Full HD (1,920 by 1,080) having become the mainstream specification of high-end smartphones in 2013, industry players are speculating over the possibility of the resolution climbing...

China market: K-Touch launches secondary brand for smartphones

Mar 14, 15:39

Following the steps of fellow companies Huawei, Coolpad and Gionee, China-based Beijing Tianyu Communication Equipment, the vendor of K-Touch brand smartphones in China, has launched...

China Mobile requires 5-mode support for TD-LTE smartphones

Mar 14, 11:08

China Mobile requires that all TD-LTE smartphones to be certified beginning May 31, 2014 support five mobile communication standards: TD-LTE, FDD LTE, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA and GSM, according...

Shipment ratio of 8-core smartphone solutions to be lower in 2014

Mar 13, 22:01

The shipment ratio of 8-core processors to total smartphone solution shipments will not be higher in 2014 as brand and white-box handset vendors in China will still prefer to use...

Lenovo may become second largest Android smartphone vendor, say Taiwan makers

Mar 12, 20:03

While Samsung Electronics has dominated the global Android smartphone market with a market share of 65% and LG Electronics, HTC, Sony Mobile Communications and Motorola Mobility have...

HTC, Sony Mobile and LG shifting focus to mid-range smartphone models

Mar 11, 13:43

HTC, Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics appear to have shifted their efforts to focus on the US$300-400 mid-range smartphone segment due to increasing saturation in the...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone vendors rely on international brands for overseas expansion

Mar 10, 14:59

China-based smartphone players' shipments to markets outside of China currently account for 20% of their total volume. As demand from the local market - which has been their main...

Asustek expected increase orders for smartphone components in March

Mar 6, 21:53

Asustek Computer is expected to increase orders for smartphone components in March and April, according to industry sources.

MediaTek expected to speed up development of feature chips

Mar 5, 12:39

MediaTek is expected to ramp up investments to develop peripheral chips to enrich smartphones such as wireless charging, NFC, and fingerprint recognition which in return will jack...

Taiwan panel makers continue to see increased orders for 4G smartphone panels

Mar 3, 21:39

Taiwan panel makers are continuing to see increased orders for handset panels used in 5- and 5.5-inch 4G smartphones, according to industry sources. Most of the orders are for HD...

MWC 2014: Qualcomm optimistic about 4G smartphone market

Feb 27, 11:41

The release of 4G TD-LTE licenses by the China government at the end of 2013 triggered the competition in the 4G smartphone segment, and 4G models with a price tag of CNY1,000 (US$163)...

Qualcomm senior vp Katouzian

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,...

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  • Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom expected to reach nearly 400,000 4G users at end of September

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  • Digitimes Research: China makers expected to hold a 35% global proportion in small- to medium-size TFT LCD production capacity in 2017

    Before Going to Press | 8h 52min ago

  • Taiwan makers expanding facilities to further enter medical segment

    Before Going to Press | 8h 52min ago

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  • Japan PV module vendors talking with Taiwan solar cell makers about OEM production in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 8h 54min ago

  • Samsung to introduce Tizen to smart home-use electronics, LCD TVs in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 8h 55min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Cree reduces 2015 capex needs via stake investment in Lextar

    Before Going to Press | 8h 57min ago

  • Foxconn Zhengzhou factory ships over 6 million iPhone 6 devices, says report

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    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...

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