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  • Last update: Monday 18 August 2014 [1885 news items]

Taiwan market: Android platform accounts for 90% of smartphone OS market

Jan 15, 12:35

Android-based smartphones currently account for over 90% of smartphone OS market share in Taiwan, leaving little room for other platforms, including Firefox OS and Tizen, according...

Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments to top 1.24 billion units in 2014

Jan 14, 14:02

Global smartphone shipments are expected to top 1.24 billion units in 2014, with Samsung Electronics, Apple, LG Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications, Lenovo, Huawei, Microsoft,...

Commentary: HP smartphone comeback efforts not promising

Jan 13, 15:48

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is planning a comeback to the smartphone market, but it is generally believed that chance is lower for HP to make its renewal efforts a success.

Marvell 4G LTE solution adopted for ZTE TD-LTE smartphone

Jan 9, 10:55

ZTE's flagship Grand Memo LTE smartphone has achieved China Mobile TD-LTE certification with Marvell's multi-mode 4G LTE solution, according to the chipmaker.

Curved smartphone displays embark on circuitous path to success at CES, says IHS

Jan 8, 14:41

LG Electronics' announcement that it will ship a curved smartphone using a flexible display to the US market in the first quarter stirred excitement at CES 2014, according to IHS.

Worldwide device shipments on pace to grow 7.6% in 2014, says Gartner

Jan 8, 14:06

Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are projected to reach 2.5 billion units in 2014, a 7.6% increase from 2013, according to Gartner...

Fingerprint module supplies likely to fall short of demand in 1H14

Jan 8, 12:14

Supply of fingerprint modules may fall short of demand in the first half of 2014 as more and more smartphone vendors are expected to follow the steps of Apple to adopt fingerprint...

Supply chains see increased smartphone component orders from Acer and Asustek

Jan 7, 21:29

Supply chains are seeing increased smartphone component orders from Acer and Asustek Computer, with both vendors expected to increase their smartphone projects in 2014.

CES 2014: Huawei unveils 6.1-inch Ascend Mate 2 4G smartphone

Jan 7, 15:23

China-based smartphone vendor Huawei has unveiled its new large-size smartphone, the Ascend Mate 2 4G, at a press event prior to the official opening of CES 2014.

China market: Xiaomi lowers price for Hongmi smartphone

Jan 7, 14:25

China-based vendor Xiaomi Technology has reduced the retail price for its budget TD-SCDMA smartphone, the Hongmi, launched in August 2013, from CNY799 (US$132) to CNY699, heralding...

CES 2014: Asustek to showcase latest smartphones, 2-in-1 and gaming monitor

Jan 7, 14:23

Asustek Computer has unveiled in Las Vegas its latest product lineup including the Intel-based entry-level ZenFone smartphone series, the new PadFone mini smartphone, the PadFone...

Asustek to sell its new ZenFone 4 smartphone at US$99

Taiwan market: LG to launch curved-screen smartphone G Flex

Jan 6, 21:10

LG Electronics on January 6 unveiled G Flex, a smartphone with a curved screen and body, for launch in the Taiwan market in mid-January at a contract-free retail price of NT$24,900...

LG G Flex

Samsung increases tablet and smartphone component orders to China makers

Jan 6, 15:12

Samsung Electronics is putting in increased tablet component orders to supply chains for tablets, with increasing proportions going to China makers.

Motorola, LG to release new ODM smartphone orders to Taiwan-based suppliers

Jan 6, 13:28

Motorola Mobility and LG Electronics reportedly will release new ODM smartphone orders to Taiwan-based handset makers, a move which help Taiwan handset suppliers ease their over reliance...

Motorola

Lenovo increases orders to notebook, tablet and smartphone supply chains

Jan 2, 15:26

Lenovo is putting in increased orders to the supply chains for notebook, tablet and smartphone products, according to industry sources.

Samsung, SK Hynix develop 8Gb LPDDR4 mobile memory

Jan 2, 15:01

Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix have both announced the development of 8Gb low-power DDR4 (LPDDR4) chips built using 20nm-class process technology.

SK Hynix 8Gb LPDDR4

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...

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  • Taiwan July export order value down on month, up on year, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | Aug 20, 18:58

  • Digitimes Research: Entry-level smartphone may help Amazon extend e-commerce reach

    Before Going to Press | Aug 20, 21:13

  • US ITC to probe Spansion MCU products for alleged patent infringement

    Before Going to Press | Aug 20, 21:12

  • Market watchers concerned about Acer inventory, CEO says inventory management a priority

    Before Going to Press | Aug 20, 21:12

  • Samsung to produce DRAM chips at Line-17 fab, causing concerns of oversupply

    Before Going to Press | Aug 20, 20:33

  • Acer unveils 8-core 4G LTE smartphone in Taiwan

    Before Going to Press | Aug 20, 20:27

  • HTC to push Desire and Butterfly family products to US and Europe

    Before Going to Press | Aug 20, 19:54

  • Scientech to ramp wet-process semiconductor equipment

    Before Going to Press | Aug 20, 19:49

  • Roughly 400 vendors preparing to feature new technologies at Touch Taiwan

    Before Going to Press | Aug 20, 19:36

  • Penetration rate for Ultra HD TVs likely to reach 15% in August

    Before Going to Press | Aug 20, 19:27

  • Touch panel makers see G/G, G2 demand increase

    Before Going to Press | Aug 20, 19:27

  • EIH sees improved 2Q14 performance; expects growth in 3Q14

    Before Going to Press | Aug 20, 19:16

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    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...

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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