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Japan market: Asustek is top SIM-free smartphone vendor in FY2015, says paper

Newswatch - May 16, 15:20

Sales of SIM-free smartphones totaled 1.705 million units in Japan in fiscal 2015 (from April 2015 to March 2016) with Taiwan-based Asustek Computer being the top vendor in the segment...

Upcoming exhibitions to promote IT innovations

May 12, 11:43

Six exhibitions are expected to come up in May and June, promoting the latest IT innovations including PC, smartphone, smart wearable device, robot and Internet of Things (IoT) app...

Asustek to unveil ZenFone 3 smartphones in June targeting mid-range segment, says CEO

May 12, 11:25

Asustek Computer plans to unveil its ZenFone 3 family products in June targeting the mid-range segment, according to company CEO Jerry Shen.

Chip orders from China smartphone vendors to boost MediaTek 2Q16 revenues

May 11, 21:15

Orders placed by China-based Oppo, Gionee and Vivo are set to boost revenues at smartphone-chip provider MediaTek in the second quarter of 2016, according to industry sources.

China market: Xiaomi unveils large-size Mi Max smartphone

May 11, 11:34

Xiaomi Technology has unveiled its new Mi Max smartphone, which features a 6.44-inch Full HD 342ppi display, the biggest smartphone the vendor has ever launched. Along with the large-size...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments by Taiwan brands and ODMs decline in 1Q16

May 10, 11:31

Shipments of smartphones byTaiwan-based handset brands and ODMs totaled 13.95 million units in the first quarter of 2016, declining 22.2% on quarter and 20.5% on year, according to...

Digitimes Research: Over 104 million smartphones shipped in China market in 1Q16

May 9, 21:33

There were 104.7 million smartphones shipped in the China market during the first quarter of 2016, slipping 11.2% on quarter but growing 20.1% on year and accounting for 33.8% of...

China market: Smartphone shipments fall in 1Q16, says Strategy Analytics

May 9, 15:23

China's smartphone shipments declined 5% on year in the first quarter of 2016, according to Strategy Analytics.

Acer to launch gaming smartphone in 4Q16, says paper

Newswatch - May 9, 15:11

Acer plans to launch a gaming smartphone in the fourth quarter of 2016 at the latest, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report, citing ST Liew, president of...

MediaTek posts record April revenues

May 9, 14:29

IC design house MediaTek has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$23.02 billion (US$710.9 million) for April 2016.

Digitimes Research: China vendors ship 128.6 million smartphones globally in 1Q16

May 5, 19:54

China-based vendors shipped 128.6 million smartphones globally in the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 20.2% on quarter but increasing 33.3% on year and accounting for 41.5% of the...

HTC sets up new company; may spin off VR business unit

May 5, 15:59

HTC has established a new company, renewing speculation that the smartphone vendor may spin off its virtual reality (VR) business, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments to grow in 2Q16

May 5, 14:21

Shipments of smartphones in the Taiwan market are expected to stage a rebound in the second quarter of 2016, triggered by the adjustment of 4G service pricing by major telecom operators,...

India market: Lenovo and Apple seeing fast growth among top-10 smartphone vendors, says Canalys

May 5, 09:56

India's smartphone market grew 12% on year to 24.4 million units in the first quarter of 2016, according to Canalys. Among the top-10 vendors during the quarter, Lenovo grew the most...

Maturing smartphone market signals falling growth for wireless semiconductors, IHS says

May 5, 09:47

Revenues associated with the wireless competitive landscape continued to serve as a bright spot in the larger semiconductor market in 2015, growing almost 4% on year to over US$56...

China market: Component orders from China white-box handset makers to decline

May 4, 15:29

While parts and component makers in Taiwan's handset supply chain are still receiving substantial orders from China-based white-box handset makers, orders are likely to reduce gradually...

China smartphone vendors ramping chip orders, sources say

May 3, 15:01

China-based smartphone vendors including Huawei, Xiaomi and TCL have stepped up their pace of placing chip orders in the second quarter of 2016, according to industry sources.

MediaTek looks to higher revenues but lower gross margin in 2Q16

May 3, 11:05

MediaTek expects to post revenue growth of 24-32% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016. However, gross margin for the quarter is likely to fall further, according to the smartphone-chip...

MediaTek posts lower revenues and gross margin for 1Q16

Apr 29, 15:47

MediaTek has reported gross margin for the first quarter of 2016 fell further to 38.1% while consolidated revenues decreased 9.4% sequentially to NT$55.91 billion (US$1.73 billion)...

Worldwide smartphone growth goes flat in 1Q16, says IDC

Newswatch - Apr 28, 15:31

Global smartphone shipments reached 334.9 million units in the first quarter of 2016, up slightly from the 334.3 million units shipped a year earlier, marking the smallest on-year...

Asustek denies plans to split company businesses

Apr 28, 12:53

Asustek Computer has refuted a rumor that the company is considering separating its Open Platform business group, which includes motherboard, graphics card, monitor and peripheral...

High-end smartphone sales decelerating, affecting IC orders

Apr 27, 11:49

Sales of high-end smartphones are decelerating, affecting orders for ICs and other parts and components, according to sources from Taiwan-based IC design houses.

PC, handset supply chain makers conservative about prospects for 2016

Apr 27, 11:15

Makers in the PC and handset supply chains in Taiwan are conservative about a business rebound in the second half of 2016 as well as the overall performance for the entire year amid...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile to continue ramping up share in high-end smartphone segment

Apr 26, 12:14

Sony Mobile Communications will continue to ramp up its share in the over-NT$15,000 (US$462) segment of Taiwan's smartphone market in 2016 although high-end smartphones' share of...

New models of Xperia family products

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments to drop in 2016

Apr 26, 11:20

Smartphone shipments in Taiwan are expected to drop on year in 2016 as the penetration rate of smartphones in the local market has already reached a rather high level, a market condition...

Taiwan market: Microsoft launches Lumia 950 smartphone

Apr 25, 15:32

Microsoft has launched its Windows 10-based high-end Lumia 950 smartphone in Taiwan and will initially push the device into the enterprise sector.

Samsung Display leads in 1Q16 smartphone panel shipment, says Sigmaintell

Apr 25, 10:50

Samsung Display was largest maker of smartphone panels, shipping more than 80 million panels, in the first quarter of 2016, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.

China market: LeTV launches 3 new smartphones, to ship15 million smartphones in 2016

Apr 21, 15:30

LeTV has launched three new smartphones, the Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2, at a product launch conference in Beijing, China and said it will expand its operations in markets including...

LeTV introducing new smartphones in Beijing

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...

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