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Samsung, LG put in increased orders for flexible display smartphone components

Jan 2, 14:21

Supply chains are seeing increased orders from Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics for components used in smartphones with flexible displays.

MediaTek to control over 50% of smartphone touchscreen controller IC market in China

Jan 2, 14:19

MediaTek could control over a 50% share of the smartphone-use touchscreen controller IC market in China after the Taiwan-based design house officially merges with fellow company MStar...

TSMC seeing pull-in orders from PC and smartphone chip clients

Dec 30, 11:36

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reportedly has landed a pull-in of orders from PC and smartphone chip clients for delivery in the second half of January 2014, according...

Slow sales of flagship smartphones to affect vendor rankings in 2014

Dec 26, 22:03

Slower-than-expected sales of flagship models launched by a number of smartphone vendors, including LG Electronics, HTC and Huawei, may result in significant changes of market shares...

PTI to grow sales of logic IC backend service biz in 2014

Dec 26, 10:29

Memory-IC packaging and testing specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) is expected to enjoy significant growth in sales of its logic IC backend service business in 2014, thanks to...

PTI chairman DK Tsai expresses optimism about company logic IC backend service business

Acer, HTC, Asustek to rely on China-based supply chain to tap China smartphone market

Dec 25, 15:01

Taiwan-based vendor Acer has cooperated with China-based IC designer SIM Technology to develop smartphones for launch in the China market in 2014, while Taiwan-based HTC and Asustek...

FIH/BlackBerry cooperation may help activate Foxconn Indonesia investments

Dec 23, 21:32

Foxconn International Holdings' (FIH's) recent cooperation with smartphone vendor BlackBerry is expected to help resume Foxconn's investment plans in Indonesia, which have not been...

Chipset vendors to showcase 64-bit smartphone solutions at CES 2014

Dec 23, 15:40

Chipset players including Qualcomm, Nvidia, Marvell Technology and Broadcom all are expected to showcase 64-bit processors for smartphone applications at the upcoming CES 2014 trade...

BlackBerry partners with Foxconn for smartphone production

Dec 23, 11:17

Foxconn Electronics has confirmed that its Hong Kong-listed subsidiary FIH Mobile has signed a 5-year deal with BlackBerry to undertake OEM production of the vendor's smartphones.

Digitimes Research: China touch panel makers to see strong shipments to smartphone, tablet, notebook segments in 2014

Dec 20, 16:15

China-based makers will ship 575.315 million touch panels for smartphones, 164.506 million units for tablets and 10.362 million units for notebooks in 2014, increasing on year by...

Wistron expects 60% of 2014 revenues generated from non-notebook products

Dec 20, 15:01

Wistron expects revenues generated from its notebook ODM business to account for 40% of its total revenues in 2014, down from 45% at the end of 2013, while sales of other product...

Smartphone and tablet AP markets rise 30% in 3Q13, says Strategy Analytics

Dec 20, 10:15

The global smartphone application processor (AP) market registered on-year growth of 31% to reach US$4.9 billion in the third quarter of 2013, while the tablet AP market grew 30%...

More IC players to step into LCD driver IC market in 2014

Dec 19, 15:20

Some touchscreen controller and logic IC vendors are expected to step into the LCD driver IC market in 2014 eyeing the growing smartphone market in China, according to industry sou...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone sales to top 436 million units in 2014

Dec 19, 14:30

Sales of smartphones in the China market are expected to top 436 million units in 2014, with local handset suppliers shipping 279 million units. Shipments of international players...

Taiwan IC suppliers developing chips for MediaTek smartphone solutions

Dec 18, 21:30

MediaTek's growing shipments of smartphone solutions, which are expected to top 200 million units in 2013 and 300 million units in 2014, have encouraged Taiwan-based suppliers of...

ST digital-compass modules adopted for Xiaomi smartphone

Dec 18, 14:14

STMicroelectronics has announced that its LSM303D accelerometer and magnetometer combo module is being used in Xiaomi's Mi1S-series smartphones.

Samsung unlikely to adopt metal-alloy chassis for Galaxy S5

Dec 18, 13:56

Rumors have surfaced that Samsung Electronics will adopt a metal-alloy chassis for the Galaxy S5, its new flagship smartphone to be unveiled in late February 2014, with Catcher Technology,...

Spreadtrum launches quad-core 3G smartphone chipset portfolio

Dec 17, 10:57

Spreadtrum Communications has introduced a portfolio of quad-core smartphone chipsets supporting both WCDMA and TD-SCDMA 3G standards for mid-range and high performance smartphones...

Top-4 China vendors expected to ship at least 50 million smartphones each in 2014

Dec 16, 21:31

ZTE, Huawei Device, Coolpad and Lenovo, the four largest China-based smartphone vendors, are expected to ship at least 50 million units each in 2014, according to Taiwan-based supply...

China handset vendors revamping product development policies, say sources

Dec 16, 14:39

Some China-based handset vendors are reviewing their previous policies of launching multiple models and instead will focus their R&D and marketing efforts on a limited number...

HTC One smartphones still available in UK after court stays injunction

Dec 13, 15:48

HTC is now able to continue to sell its HTC One family smartphones in the UK after the Court of Appeal in the country has decided to put a stay on an injunction against the products,...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to see 2014 touch panel shipments up for smartphones, notebooks, down for tablets

Dec 10, 10:08

Taiwan-based makers together will ship 242.72 million smartphone touch panels, 51.81 million tablet touch panels and 17.76 million notebook touch panels in 2014, respectively increasing...

China market: Lowering 4G chipset specifications to benefit local smartphone vendors

Dec 6, 16:11

China-based smartphone vendors are likely to continue enjoying the advantage they have gained from the sale of 3G smartphones for pushing sales of 4G LTE models as China-based telecom...

Asustek aims to ship 5 million smartphones in 2014

Dec 4, 11:25

Asustek Computer has geared up marketing smartphones globally, aiming to ship five million units in 2014, and focusing on low-price models with high-end hardware specifications, according...

Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 3 Lite in 1Q14

Dec 3, 20:57

Samsung Electronics plans to expand the trimmed down versions of its smartphones by launching the Galaxy Note 3 Lite with a display size of 5.5-5.7-inch in the first quarter of 2014,...

Smartphone shipments soar over 200% in India in 3Q13, says IDC

Dec 3, 15:23

The India smartphone market jumped by 229% on year in the third quarter of 2013, with vendors shipping a total of 12.8 million smartphones compared to only 3.8 million units during...

Tablets and smartphones drive demand for SCDs in Western Europe, says IDC

Dec 3, 15:19

The smart connected device (SCD) market continued to post strong growth in the third quarter of 2013, with combined shipments of PCs, tablets, and smartphones reaching almost 55 million...

Smartphones, Ultra HD TVs to buoy Novatek revenues in 2014

Dec 3, 14:13

LCD driver IC specialist Novatek Microelectronics is optimistic about its operations for 2014 citing brisk demand coming from the smartphone and Ultra TV sectors. The company also...

HTC November revenues meet market expectations

Newswatch - Dec 3, 12:33

Smartphone vendor HTC has reported revenues of NT$15.47 billion (US$522 million) for November, up 3.2% sequentially but down 27.1% on year. The monthly results met market expectations,...

Acer lands orders for smartphone Liquid Z3 from AIS in Thailand

Dec 2, 21:33

Acer on December 2 announced that its Thailand-based subsidiary has obtained orders for Liquid Z3, a 3.5-inch Android 4.2 smartphone model equipped with a 1GHz dual-core processor,...

Taiwan market: BenQ launches A3, F3 smartphones

Dec 2, 16:11

Taiwan-based vendor BenQ has launched two Android smartphone models, A3 and F3, for contract-bundled sale by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT).

Smartphone chip vendors step up development of 64-bit quad-core solutions

Nov 29, 11:04

Handset chip vendors including Qualcomm, Nvidia and Broadcom are reportedly set to roll out 64-bit quad-core solutions for smartphones during the first half of 2014, according to...

Samsung executive talks about IoT strategy

Nov 28, 14:14

Samsung Electronics has developed SAMI (Samsung Architecture for Multimodal Interactions), a system central to Samsung's Internet of Things (IoT) strategy, according Luc Julia, vice...

IC design houses see rally on strong demand in China

Nov 27, 15:42

Taiwan-based IC design houses which have deepened their sales in China will see their share prices soar significantly in 2013 thanks to strong demand from China's smartphone and tablet...

Global smartphone shipments to rise but ASP to fall in 2013, says IDC

Nov 27, 12:32

Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to surpass one billion units in 2013, representing 39.3% growth on year, according to IDC. However, smartphone ASPs are set to fall 12.8%...

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    Microsoft Nokia X2 smartphone

    Microsoft Devices Group has unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family smartphones. The new Nokia X2 provides access to Android apps and Microsoft...

    Photo: Company, Jun 26.

  • Amazon+Fire+smartphone

    Amazon Fire smartphone

    Amazon has unveiled Fire, the first smartphone designed by the company and features Amazon's Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. Dynamic Perspective uses a new sensor system to respond...

    Photo: Company, Jun 19.

  • 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.

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