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Inventec targeting 2015 business growth from non-notebook product lines

Nov 10, 11:21

Notebook ODM Inventec saw consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2014 decrease on quarter and on year mainly due to shrinking shipments of notebooks, and hopes that non-notebook...

Primax expects smartphone CCM shipments to rise in 4Q14

Nov 10, 11:08

Primax Electronics expects shipments of smartphone-use CCMs (compact camera modules) in the fourth quarter to grow sequentially mainly due to increased demand from China-based smartphone...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone AP shipments in China in 3Q14 estimated at 115.1 million units

Nov 7, 16:27

There were an estimated 115.1 million smartphone APs (application processors) shipped in the China market during the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 11.7% on quarter...

Taiwan market: HTC to continue to be top Android smartphone vendor

Nov 4, 21:54

HTC's sales of smartphones in the Taiwan market in the fourth quarter of 2014 will be better than those recorded in the previous quarter, enabling HTC to continue to serve as the...

Lenovo, Huawei, Xiaomi, LG competing for third place in global smartphone vendor rankings

Nov 4, 14:33

China-based smartphone vendors including Lenovo, Huawei and Xiaomi Technology, as well as LG Electronics, are in an intense competition for the third place in the global vendor rankings,...

Worldwide smartphone shipments increase 25.2% in 3Q14, tablet shipments increase 11.5%, says IDC

Oct 31, 15:42

New smartphone releases and an increased emphasis on emerging markets drove global smartphone shipments above 300 million units for the second consecutive quarter. According to IDC,...

Inspection service company Sporton reports strong performance for 3Q14

Oct 30, 15:25

Sporton International, a Taiwan-based testing, inspection and certification service provider for electronics products, has reported all-time high revenues and profits for the third...

Larger smartphone displays drive minutes of use in apps and more mobile data consumption, says IHS

Oct 30, 14:57

Larger smartphone screen sizes strongly correlate with increased app minutes of usage and higher resolution screen smartphones have higher data consumption, according to IHS.

Project Ara modularized smartphone to enter commercial production in 2015

Oct 30, 14:35

Project Ara under Google's Advanced Technology and Projects Group (ATAP) is currently working with more than 20 partners and aims to bring its modularized smartphone into commercial...

Inside structure of a modularized Project Ara phone

Digitimes Research: Taiwan small-to-medium-size panel shipments to grow 2.6% sequentially in 4Q14

Oct 30, 14:17

The fourth quarter is traditionally a slow season for the small-to-medium-size panel industry, but in the fourth quarter of 2014, Taiwan's related shipments are expected to grow 2.6%...

Sony seeks cheaper panel solutions as smartphone competition intensifies

Oct 29, 20:11

Sony Mobile is lowering its smartphone shipment target for 2014 and is now seeking cheaper panel and touch panel solutions in order to reduce costs and increase profitability.

TV panel shipments to grow 2.7% in 2014

Oct 27, 14:57

Spurred by recovering growth in North America and Europe and rising demand in emerging economies, flat-screen TV panel shipments are expected to grow 2.7% in 2014 from 217 million...

Sony Mobile to amend strategy for releasing flagship models

Oct 22, 22:12

Sony Mobile Communications will amend its policy for the launch of flagship models by releasing only one new model a year, instead of two models currently, according to sources at...

Global smartphone shipments grow 9.1% in 3Q14, says TrendForce

Oct 21, 12:08

Global smartphone shipments grew 9.1% to reach 310 million units in the third quarter of 2014, and iPhone 6 shipments surpassed Apple's target of 73.5 million units to reach 80 million...

International smartphone chip vendors enhance development of tablet chips

Oct 20, 10:44

In view of increasing competition from large-screen smartphones, small-size (mainly 7-inch) tablet vendors have added 3G/4G voice communication functions and enlarged screen sizes...

Google launches Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet, Nexus Player

Oct 16, 14:33

Google has launched its next-generation Nexus 6 smartphone with Motorola Mobility and its new tablet, the Nexus 9, in cooperation with HTC. The search engine giant has also teamed...

Google Nexus 6

MediaTek announces MT6735 WorldMode smartphone platform

Oct 16, 11:16

MediaTek has announced a new 64-bit mobile system on chip (SoC), the MT6735, which builds opon MediaTek's existing line-up of mainstream LTE platforms by integrating with CDMA2000...

IC suppliers see orders from China pick up again

Oct 15, 14:35

Some Taiwan-based IC suppliers have seen orders from China's smartphone sector begin to rebound recently, reflecting a warn-up of sales of 4G smartphones, according to industry sou...

HTC unveils HTC Desire Eye, Re camera

Newswatch - Oct 13, 15:54

HTC has unveiled its new selfie phone, the HTC Desire Eye as well as a small, handheld camera called the Re camera.

Xiaomi expects to ship 60 million smartphones in 2014, 100 million units in 2015

Newswatch - Oct 8, 16:08

Xiaomi Technology shipped 26.11 million smartphones in the first half of 2014 and aims to ship a total of 60 million units for all of 2014, according to company president Lin Bin.

Smartphone panel pricing declines in October, says DisplaySearch

Oct 7, 14:37

Pricing for smartphone panels sized 4- to 5-inch showed declines in October, according to statistics compiled by DisplaySearch.

Vapor chamber looks promising for smartphone cooling

Oct 6, 16:30

In addition to ultra-thin heat pipes, cooling module makers have also developed vapor chamber solutions for mobile devices and several Japan-, Taiwan- and Korea-based smartphone vendors...

Tablet shipments continue to drop due to pressure from notebooks, large-size smartphones

Oct 3, 16:02

Tablet shipments are continuing to be pushed down by low-priced notebooks and large-size smartphones, and are expected to continue to decline into 2015, according to market watcher...

Asustek to launch smartphones in Brazil in October

Oct 3, 15:43

Asustek Computer launched its ZenFone-series smartphones in the Taiwan market in April 2014 and has so far sold more than one million units. The company will launch ZenFones in Brazil...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile launches entry-level Xperia E3

Oct 3, 14:05

Sony Mobile Communications has launched its Xperia E3 in the Taiwan market, priced at NT$6,900 (US$227) unlocked targeting the entry-level segment. The model is the lowest-priced...

China telecom subsidy changes spur declines in smartphone display prices, says DisplaySearch

Oct 2, 18:44

After hitting a peak in March and April of this year, smartphone demand in China decreased after China telecom carriers stopped providing subsidies to smartphone vendors. According...

Percentage of 5.5-inch smartphone panels shipped to China increasing

Oct 1, 22:40

The percentage of 5.5-inch smartphone panels being shipped to China is increasing following the release of various handsets, reaching nearly 8% of all smartphone panels shipped to...

Taiwan market: InFocus launches M510t smartphone via cooperation with Asia Pacific Telecom

Oct 1, 15:34

US-based vendor InFocus on September 30 launched the M510t smartphone featuring Qualcomm S400 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 5-inch HD IPS touch screen, in the Taiwan market at a contract-free...

Digitimes Research: China 4G smartphone demand fails to surge; CoolPad, Lenovo, Xiaomi unlikely to achieve 2014 targets

Oct 1, 15:15

After visiting China's smartphone industry in August and September, Digitimes Research found that demand for 4G smartphones in China did not rise as expected and most vendors' domestic...

China market: China-based vendors may surpass international vendors in TD-LTE smartphone shipments

Sep 29, 23:47

In the China market, China-based vendors have a significant advantage in pricing for TD-LTE smartphones compared with international vendors and therefore are seeing combined shipments...

Peripheral makers to benefit from iPhone 6 Plus bending issue

Sep 29, 22:51

Bending issues with the iPhone 6 Plus has brought business opportunities to iPhone peripheral vendors, as they have released protective cases to help eliminate the problem, according...

Foxconn assisting China smartphone vendors, looking to reduce reliance on Apple

Sep 29, 15:01

Despite having strong performance thanks to iPhone sales, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has been aggressively helping its China-based smartphone clients such as...

Android smartphone vendors speeding up migration to 64-bit architecture

Sep 29, 14:11

With Google planning to release its Android L OS soon, which supports 64-bit processors, Android-based smartphone vendors will speed up their migration to the 64-bit architecture,...

Inventec chairman sees no effect on Taiwan government banning Xiaomi smartphone usage, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 26, 16:10

The Taiwan government is planning to ban the usage of China-based Xiaomi's handsets by government employees due to the possibility of data leakage. However, Inventec chairman Richard...

Smartphone connectivity presents both opportunities and challenges for automotive processor chip suppliers, says IHS

Sep 25, 15:31

The use of smartphones in motor vehicles - already a near-ubiquitous phenomenon - is the most disruptive trend in the automotive infotainment business today, presenting both challenges...

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    Acer Liquid Jade Z smartphone

    Acer has announced the Liquid Jade Z featuring an IPS display with the Zero Air Gap technology to help reduce reflections and Corning's Gorilla Glass 3. The smartphone also supports...

    Photo: Company, Mar 10.

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    LG G Flex2 curved smartphone

    LG Electronics has announced the global rollout of its curved smartphone, G Flex2. Set within the G Flex2's contoured shape is a 5.5-inch Full HD plastic OLED display and an Octa-Core...

    Photo: Company, Mar 6.

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    Acer Liquid M220 smartphone

    Acer has unveiled the Liquid M220 smartphone, its first Liquid series smartphone to run on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. The phone features a 4-inch 233ppi display, a 5-megapixel...

    Photo: Company, Mar 5.

  • Samsung+Galaxy+S6

    Samsung Galaxy S6

    Samsung Electronics has announced its new flahship smartphone models, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge crafted from metal and glass. The phones offer F1.9 lenses and high resolution...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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    Acer Liquid Z520 smartphone

    Acer is showcasing its latest smartphone, the Liquid Z520 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain. The Liquid Z520 offers improved voice control, allowing...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.