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Taiwan heatpipe makers cooperating with smartphone vendors to develop 0.4-0.5mm models

Oct 30, 14:37

Taiwan-based heatpipe makers have indicated that although they are able to make 0.6mm heatpipes for use in smartphones, smartphone vendors prefer 0.4-0.5mm models and therefore they...

FCCL maker ThinFlex 1Q-3Q13 profits soar

Oct 29, 19:20

Taiwan-based ThinFlex, which makes flexible copper-clad laminates (FCCL) for use in smartphones and other mobile devices, saw its net profits double in the first three quarters of...

Smartphone makers weigh costs and advantages of TFT technologies, says DisplaySearch

Oct 29, 10:21

As 5-inch Full HD smartphone panels continue to gain traction and demand increases, manufacturers are beginning to implement new manufacturing technologies to reduce power consumption...

Digitimes Research: China-based smartphone touch panel makers see 8.2% sequential drop in 3Q13 shipments

Oct 28, 15:26

China-based makers shipped a total of 99.945 million touch panels used in smartphones in third-quarter 2013, decreasing 8.2% sequentially, while total shipments of 30.990 million...

Combined smartphone and tablet factory revenues to exceed entire consumer electronics market in 2013, says IHS

Oct 28, 14:37

In a dramatic sign of how consumer tastes have shifted to new, more exciting wireless products, global factory revenues for smartphones and tablets in 2013 will rise to become larger...

Lenovo to increase entry-level and mid-range smartphone orders by 20% in 4Q13

Oct 25, 12:24

Lenovo is expected to bump up orders by 20% to its supply chains in the fourth quarter of 2013 for entry-level and mid-range smartphones.

HTC denies it is scaling back production

Stockwatch - Oct 24, 10:58

Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC on October 23 denied media reports that claimed the company had shuttered some of its production lines, looking to outsource production in order...

AMOLED panel shipments surge in 2Q13 thanks to Samsung smartphone and display businesses, says IHS

Oct 23, 15:24

Largely driven by demand from high-end Samsung smartphones, particularly the Galaxy S4, global shipments of high-end AMOLED display panels posted sequential growth of 16% in the second...

MediaTek smartphone application processor shipments top 200 million units in 2013

Oct 22, 16:11

MediaTek's shipments of smartphone application processors exceeded 65 million units in the third quarter of 2013. For the year, the fabless firm is forecast to ship more than 200...

Digitimes Research: China 4Q13 smartphone AP shipments to contract

Oct 22, 10:50

Shipments of smartphone applications processors in China are expected to drop by 1.5% sequentially to 94.95 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Digitimes Rese...

Power Integrations unveils Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 charger reference design

Oct 22, 09:49

Power Integrations has introduced a reference design for a Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0-enabled charger power supply. Launched earlier this year, the Quick Charge 2.0 protocol from Qualcomm...

Smartphone vendors ramping up offerings of 5-inch entry-level models

Oct 21, 13:02

Smartphones with a display size of 5-inch and a price tag of US$300-400 have become mainstream models of the entry-level smartphone segment, attracting not only China-based handset...

O-Film to enter more smartphone and tablet supply chains in 2014

Oct 18, 14:35

China-based touch panel maker O-Film Tech is expected to enter more smartphone and tablet supply chains in 2014 due to its low-price solutions, which is expected to put a strain on...

China market: MediaTek Group to account for 60% of smartphone touch controller IC market in 2H13

Oct 16, 22:16

Goodix and MStar Semiconductor, two associate companies of MediaTek, jointly took a 50% share of the smartphone-use touch controller IC market in China in the first half of 2013,...

Wireless charging unlikely to become standard until 2H14, say module makers

Oct 16, 22:14

Wireless charging of mobile devices was originally expected to see giant advances in the second half of 2013 and many smartphone brand vendors have been inquiring about related solutions...

More top-tier brands using MediaTek smartphone solutions

Oct 16, 21:50

More top-tier smartphone brands, including Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics, have launched low-cost models powered by MediaTek's solutions in order to compete effectively...

Taiwan market: Vovo launches first quad-core smartphone in local market

Oct 16, 14:41

Taiwan-based white-box handset maker Vovo has launched its first quad-core smartphone, the V10, in the Taiwan market with an unlocked price of NT$3,990 (US$136), according to the...

Digitimes Research: Softbank new smartphone portfolios to support high-speed 4G LTE services

Oct 16, 14:27

Japan-based carrier Softbank unveiled recently its new smartphone portfolio for the upcoming 2013-2014 winter/spring selling season, reducing the number of new models to four compared...

China market: MediaTek accounts for over 50% of smartphone solution market

Oct 15, 21:22

MediaTek shipped over 65 million smartphone solutions, including its dual-core MT6572 and quad-core MT6589, to China in the third quarter of 2013, accounting for over 50% of market...

Taiwan touch panel makers worried about not landing orders from China smartphone vendors

Oct 15, 14:58

China-based smartphone vendors have had Taiwan-based touch panel makers prepare for new models planned to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2013, but the latter, viewing that smartphone...

Smartphone and tablet apps processor markets expand over 40% in 2Q13, says Strategy Analytics

Oct 15, 12:09

The global smartphone applications processor market continued to show strength and grew 44% on year to US$4.4 billion in the second quarter of 2013, while the tablet processor market...

Taiwan market: Alcatel One Touch to launch smartphone Idol X through cooperation with CHT

Oct 14, 21:45

Alcatel One Touch, an international handset brand owned by China-based vendor TCL Communication Technology, on October 14 unveiled a mid-range smartphone, Idol X, for launch in the...

Commentary: Would strong 3Q13 earnings ensure smooth sailing for Samsung?

Oct 14, 15:24

Samsung Electronics has just announced that its estimated profits for the third quarter of 2013 will reach KRW10.1 trillion (US$9.38 billion). Would that ensure smooth sailing for...

MediaTek expands partnership with ARM

Oct 14, 14:03

MediaTek has acquired a broad license to ARM's Cortex-A50 series processor cores and the next generation of Mali GPU solutions, according to the companies.

Japan LTPS display shortages may hit Taiwan touch panel shipments to China smartphone vendors in 4Q13

Oct 11, 14:20

China-based smartphone vendors, including Xiaomi, Coolpad, BBK and Meizu, are set to launch several new models in the fourth quarter of 2013 and therefore have increased their touch...

AMOLED panel shipments surge in 2Q13 thanks to Samsung smartphone and display businesses, says IHS

Oct 11, 11:24

Largely driven by demand from upscale Samsung smartphones, particularly the Galaxy S4, global shipments of high-end AMOLED display panels posted sequential growth of 16% in the second...

Smartphone vendors likely to revamp strategies for mini models

Oct 9, 12:15

Smartphone vendors are likely to be forced to revamp their strategies regarding the launch of "mini" series smartphones due to slow sales of these models, according to industry...

Digitimes Research: Prospects remain bleak for BlackBerry

Oct 8, 15:35

Despite accepting an acquisition offer from its shareholder Fairfax Financial, the prospects of BlackBerry remain bleak as the hardware specifications and operating platforms of its...

Any-layer HDI board demand sliding on disappointed high-end smartphone sales

Oct 8, 12:28

Demand for any-layer HDI PCBs has been weaker-than-expected since the third quarter of 2013 as high-end smartphone sales have been disappointing, according to industry sources.

China market: Local smartphone vendors reluctant to adopt fingerprint sensors

Oct 4, 14:01

China-based smartphone vendors may not follow the steps of Apple to adopt fingerprint identity sensors for their next-generation models, and instead will continue to maintain their...

Taiwan panel makers see steady smartphone panel orders from Sony

Oct 4, 12:02

Taiwan panel makers are seeing steady handset panel orders from Sony Mobile for use in both the mid-range and high-end smartphones.

Lenovo to adopt Qualcomm solutions for next-generation smartphones

Oct 4, 11:16

Lenovo reportedly will adopt Qualcomm's solutions for its next-generation K910 smartphone, switching from Intel's platform used in the vendor's existing K900 device, according to...

Taiwan passive component makers seeing shipments pick up on smartphone demand

Oct 4, 10:35

Passive component suppliers Yageo, Polytronics Technology and Cyntec have all seen their shipments rise recently thanks to new models rolled out by their smartphone clients, according...

Xiaomi outperforms HTC to become fifth most used smartphone brand in China, says TrendForce

Oct 3, 14:48

While Samsung Electronics and Apple remain the top-2 brands in China, Xiaomi Technology has managed to outperform HTC to take the fifth spot in China's most used smartphone brand...

Genesis Photonics to supply FC LEDs to Japan-based smartphone vendors

Oct 2, 21:56

LED chip maker Genesis Photonics expects to obtain certification from Japan-based smartphone vendors for flip chip (FC) LED chips used to make smartphone flashes in the fourth quarter...

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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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