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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...

Global demand for entry-level, mid-range LTE smartphones to emerge in 2014, say Taiwan makers

Oct 2, 21:51

Mainly due to the promotion of TD-LTE by China Mobile, global demand for entry-level LTE smartphones for sale at around US$200 and mid-range models at about US$300 is expected to...

China market: Smartphone vendors launch new models for early October peak sales

Oct 1, 21:10

Targeting expected peak sales in the China market during the holidays beginning October 1, smartphone vendors including Samsung Electronics, Apple, Sony Mobile Communications and...

Digitimes Research: STC to expand sapphire ingot capacity

Oct 1, 12:13

With more and more smartphones and other portable devices adopting sapphire as cover glass, sapphire ingot vendor Sapphire Technology Company (STC) is looking to double its production...

3S to start shipping MEMS microphone chips to Taiwan handset ODMs in 1Q14

Sep 30, 21:15

IC design house Solid State System (3S) with its MEMS microphone chips has entered the supply chain of Taiwan's major handset ODMs, with shipments to kick off in the first quarter...

ZTE developing second-generation Firefox OS smartphone, says report

Sep 26, 15:42

China-based vendor ZTE is developing a second-generation Firefox OS-based smartphone equipped with dual-core processor, China-based tech.sina.com cited company executive...

Tablets with telephone functions expected to gain demand in emerging markets

Sep 26, 14:49

Tablets with 7-inch displays and telephone functions are expected to enjoy strong demand in emerging markets due to their friendlier prices and characteristics that suit the demand...

China market: Smartphone shipments to exceed 450 million units in 2014, says IDC

Newswatch - Sep 26, 14:13

Total mobile phone shipments in China reached 110 million units in the second quarter of 2013, according to IDC. Shipments of smartphones, a subset of mobile phone shipments, totaled...

China white-box makers likely to face rising DRAM costs

Sep 26, 11:26

China-based white-box smartphone and tablet manufacturers will have to encounter rising costs of buying DRAM chips if SK Hynix' fire-damaged plant fails to restore full production...

Nokia to step into large-size smartphone market in October, say sources

Sep 23, 16:01

Nokia reportedly will join the large-size smartphone segment by releasing its 6-inch Lumia 1520 in October after BlackBerry announced its 5-inch BlackBerry Z30 smartphone recently,...

More China-based smartphone vendors to join 4G competition

Sep 23, 10:43

More China-based handset vendors including Tianyu Communication Equipment and Vivo will launch their first 4G models in the fourth quarter of 2013 as the China government is ready...

Google likely to partner with LG for Nexus 5 smartphone, say Taiwan makers

Sep 18, 14:29

Google may partner with LG Electronics again to develop and launch a co-branded 5-inch smartphone, the Nexus 5, following cooperation on the Nexus 4 launched in the fourth quarter...

HTC to adopt old Qualcomm processor for HTC One Max, say sources

Sep 18, 11:36

HTC reportedly will adopt an old Qualcomm processor, the quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ 8064, for production of its first large-size HTC One Max to be launched in October...

Coolpad, Lenovo, and Xiaomi prove their worth in China booming smartphone market, says ABI Research

Sep 18, 10:44

Three smartphone OEMs – Coolpad, Lenovo, and Xiaomi Technology – have something special in common: all beat Apple in China's 2013 second-quarter smartphone battle. While...

Taiwan market: Buyers trending toward smartphones larger than 5-inches, says IDC

Sep 16, 20:37

About 37% of the smartphones shipped in the Taiwan market during the second quarter of 2013 were larger than 5-inches, much higher than the Asia Pacific average of 21% and the global...

Two phones in five in the Middle East are smartphones, says IDC

Sep 13, 14:01

Smartphones now account for nearly two out of every five phones in the Middle East, with smartphone volumes up 16.4% in the second quarter of 2013 when compared to the same quarter...

Multi-core smartphone application processor market grows more than 2-fold in 1H13, says Strategy Analytics

Sep 12, 14:05

The global multi-core smartphone applications processor (MCSPAP) market registered more than two-fold on-year growth in first-half 2013, according to the Strategy Analytics.

Upstream panel makers look to mid-range smartphone products to maintain profits

Sep 11, 14:32

Touch panel and panel makers have been looking to land orders from handset vendors for mid-range and entry-level smartphones in order to maintain their profits.

China market: TD-LTE smartphone sales to reach 50-100 million units in 2014

Sep 11, 14:03

More entry-level TD-LTE smartphones are expected to hit the market in China soon, and the ASP of entry-level TD-LTE models will drop to CNY1,000 (US$163) in the second half of 2014,...

iPhone 5c not expected to add much shipment momentum, says research firm

Sep 11, 11:58

Market research firm IHS has chosen not to upgrade its forecast of overall Apple iPhone shipments in the second half of 2013. IHS at this time is maintaining its prediction of 86.1...

Apple announces iPhone 5s, 5c

Sep 11, 11:46

Apple has announced the iPhone 5s featuring a new A7 chip, making the smartphone one of the early models to have 64-bit desktop-class architecture. Apple has also introduced the iPhone...

Gesture-based user interfaces in smartphones and tablets spur fast growth for proximity sensors, says IHS

Sep 9, 13:28

The market for sensors that track hand movements in conjunction with touch screens is growing explosively as smartphones, tablets and other products increasingly incorporate gesture...

China market: Xiaomi unveils Xiaomi 3 smartphone and connected TV

Sep 6, 15:40

China-based vendor Xiaomi Technology on September 5 unveiled Xiaomi 3 (third-generation) smartphone and 47-inch Xiaomi connected LCD TV in Beijing for launch in the China market in...

Xiaomi low-priced smart TV

Digitimes Research: China 3Q13 smartphone AP shipments to rise 4.7% sequentially

Sep 5, 15:11

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China are expected to grow by a moderate 4.7% sequentially to 96.4 million units in the third quarter of 2013, according to Digitimes...

Global mobile phone market to grow 7.3% in 2013 driven by 1 billion smartphone shipments, says IDC

Sep 5, 11:16

The worldwide mobile phone market is forecast to grow 7.3% year over year in 2013, marking a sharp rebound from the nearly flat (1.2%) growth experienced in 2012. Strong demand for...

China market: Smartphone sales over 77 million units in 2Q13, says Analysys

Sep 5, 11:10

There were 90.39 million handsets sold in the China market during second-quarter 2013, slipping 0.2% sequentially but growing 41.8% on year, and 77.11 million of the units sold were...

LG G2 smartphone ready for global rollout, says company

Newswatch - Sep 4, 15:48

LG Electronics (LG) will launch its LG G2 flagship smartphone in two of its key markets, the US and Germany, starting in September, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Apple iPhone shipments down by 6.2 million units in 2Q13

Sep 4, 15:36

Apple's iPhone shipments declined by 6.2 million units in the second quarter of 2013 as compared to those shipped in the previous quarter as consumers are waiting for the release...

Makers in Microsoft, Nokia supply chains to compete fiercely for orders

Sep 4, 15:08

Taiwan-based makers in Microsoft's and Nokia's supply chains are expected to gear up efforts to garner orders for smartphones, games consoles, tablets and other peripherals after...

Windows phones challenging Android for Vietnam smartphone market, says IDC

Newswatch - Sep 4, 12:37

A total of 5.8 million mobile phones were shipped to Vietnam in the second quarter of 2013, in which shipments of feature phones contracted 25.8% sequentially due to aggressive shipments...

Acer to show new innovations at IFA 2013

Sep 3, 15:06

At IFA 2013, Acer will unveil the new 10.1-inch Iconia A3 Android-based tablet, the new Liquid S2 smartphone, Acer's first smartphone with Ultra HD recording; and the refreshed Ezel...

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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...

    Photo: Company, Mar 11.

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    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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    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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    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.

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2014 global mobile application processor market forecast
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    For the global LED lighting market, the market size will reach US$25.82 billion in 2014 or a market penetration rate of 23.4%. This is attributable to exponential shipment growth for light bulbs, tubes, and directional lamps.

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    This report provides a market forecast of the 2014 application processor market. The analysis includes the development and market strategies for each major AP vendor, thus providing readers with a roadmap for how the market will develop in 2014 and the role of the major players.