Taipei, Thursday, January 29, 2015 20:21 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
19°C
News tagged smartphone
  • Last update: Thursday 29 January 2015 [2065 news items]

Digitimes Research: Spreadtrum finding smartphone AP business difficult

Jun 19, 16:44

China-based Spreadtrum's application processor (AP) shipments have been dropping since China Mobile began subsidizing dual-core smartphones, as opposed to single-core models, in June...

Digitimes Research: Amazon Fire smartphone to promote offline-to-online shopping business model

Jun 19, 16:02

Amazon announced its first own-brand smartphone, the Fire on June 18, 2014. Digitimes Research has commented that Amazon has not set the smartphone's price low to boost competition,...

Amazon Fire phone shipments estimated to reach 2-3 million by year-end 2014

Jun 19, 15:20

Total shipments of Amazon's Fire phones are expected to reach 2-3 million units by year-end 2014, which is unlikely to make a significant impact on the global smartphone market, according...

Amazon introduces Fire smartphone

Jun 19, 14:58

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...

Amazon Fire smartphone

China market: Coolpad is top 4G smartphone vendor in May, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 19, 11:47

Coolpad ranked as the top 4G smartphone vendor in the China market in May with a 23.1% share in the segment, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) cited Sino Market...

Dialog reportedly discontinues cooperation with Richtek

Jun 18, 21:45

Dialog Semiconductor reportedly has temporarily suspended its cooperation with Richtek Technology for the development of power management solutions, while shifting its focus to cooperate...

Optically clear adhesives for use in smartphone touch panels to be in short supply throughout 3Q14

Jun 18, 15:30

Fully laminated optical clear adhesives (OCAs) for use in smartphone touch panels are expected to be in short supply throughout the third quarter of 2014, according to supply chain...

LG likely to ship 15-16 smartphones in 2Q14, say Taiwan sources

Jun 13, 12:04

LG Electronics is expected to see its smartphone shipments grow 20-30% sequentially to 15-16 million units in the second quarter of 2014, buoyed by the brisk sales of its latest flagship...

Taiwan market: HTC launches HTC One mini 2 smartphone

Jun 13, 10:25

HTC has launched its HTC One mini 2 in the Taiwan market with a suggested retail price of NT$13,900 (US$463), targeting the mid-range 4G segment.

HTC One mini 2

ProLogium Technology lands orders for high-energy density batteries

Jun 11, 15:27

Flexible printed circuit lithium-ceramic battery (FLCB) maker ProLogium Technology has obtained orders from a US-based smartphone vendor for FLCBs with high-energy density of 750-800W-hours/liter,...

ProLogium to release new FLCB in 2015

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile to begin marketing Xperia Z2a, Xperia T3 4G smartphones in July

Jun 11, 15:10

Sony Mobile Communications has unveiled its latest 4G smartphones, the Xperia Z2a and Xperia T3, in the Taiwan market, aiming to catch up with rival vendors Samsung Electronics and...

Sony Mobile Xperia Z2a

Digitimes Research: Apple, Samsung remain top-2 smartphone vendors in 1Q14; Xiaomi, Coolpad enter top-5

Jun 10, 16:16

In the first quarter of 2014, Samsung Electronics and Apple together continued to account for almost half of the global smartphone market with LG Electronics staying in third position,...

Turning a smartphone into a PC in a pocket: Q&A with Analogix

Jun 10, 14:08

According to a recent IDC research note, the transition toward mobile and cloud-based computing is unstoppable, with tablet volumes expected to pass total PC volume in the fourth...

Matt Ready, sales VP at Analogix

China market: China Mobile launches first own-brand 4G smartphone M811

Jun 10, 11:55

China Mobile has launched M811, its first own-brand 4G smartphone, for sale in the China market at a contract-free retail price of CNY999 (US$160), according to China-based tec...

T-Flex Techvest focuses on rigid-flexible PCBs for smartphones, tablets

Jun 6, 13:59

PCB maker T-Flex Techvest has generated profits for two straight quarters, buoyed by its focus on rigid-flexible PCB products for smartphones and tablets, according to industry sou...

Quanta, Wistron, Pegatron compete for WP8 smartphone ODM orders

Jun 5, 18:51

Compal Electronics has already undertaken ODM production of Windows Phone 8 (WP8) smartphones for Nokia, and fellow makers Quanta Computer, Wistron and Pegatron are poised to compete...

Smartphone component makers conservative about June and July 2014

Jun 4, 20:08

Smartphone component makers have conservative shipment outlooks for June and July 2014 due to high inventories in the end market, according to industry sources.

Samsung launches Tizen-based Samsung Z smartphone

Jun 4, 11:40

Samsung Electronics has introduced the Samsung Z, the first commercially available smartphone powered by the Tizen platform. The Samsung Z is being displayed at the Tizen Developer...

Taiwan market: Proportion of 4G smartphone sales to rise to 50% at end of 2014, says Samsung Taiwan executive

Jun 3, 14:12

4G LTE smartphones will take up 10% of all smartphones sold in the Taiwan market during the first half of 2014, and as Chunghwa Telecom kicked off 4G commercial operation in late...

Digitimes Research: G1F touch panel technology used in tablets and smartphones to see limited shipments in 2014

May 23, 15:57

G1F touch panel technology used in tablet and smartphone applications will see limited shipments in 2014 while OGS shipments are expected to remain steady, according to Digitimes...

Handset vendors to compete for audio performance

May 23, 15:50

Handset vendors are likely to enter a new round of competition to upgrade their sound-processing technology in order to deliver high quality audio content through their smartphones,...

Digitimes Research: Apple biggest winner in China 4G smartphone sales in 1Q14

May 23, 11:56

Shipments of smartphones in the China market declined 6.4% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014 as consumers delayed plans for the purchase of new phones or replacements, given...

Taiwan market: TWM to launch own-brand 3G, 4G smartphones, 4G tablet

May 23, 11:49

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) on May 22 unveiled two own-brand 4G smartphones, the Amazing X1 and Amazing X2, an own-brand 3G smartphone, the Amazing A8, and an own-brand 4G-supporting tablet,...

TWM own-brand smartphones

Asustek 5-10 million ZenFone shipment goal may be unrealistic

May 22, 14:51

Asustek Computer aims to ship 5-10 million ZenFone smartphones in 2014 but smartphone supply chains believe such high numbers may be unrealistic due to increased competition in the...

Wistron, Pegatron fight for orders from Xiaomi

May 21, 22:05

With China-based Xiaomi set to ship 50-60 million smartphones in 2014 and 100 million units in 2015, Wistron and Pegatron Technology are both aggressively trying to land related orders,...

MediaTek to see revenues dip 15% sequentially in May

May 21, 11:55

MediaTek is expected to see its revenues slip 15% sequentially to NT$15-16 billion (US$497.41-530.57 million) in May as clients in China have reduced their orders for the month after...

Taiwan market: Telecom carriers may offer substantial subsidies for 4G smartphones

May 21, 10:49

Anticipating intense competition in 4G mobile communication market in Taiwan, telecom carriers are likely to offer handsome subsidies for purchases of 4G smartphones in 2015, according...

Xiaomi finding its groove in China smartphone market

May 19, 17:02

With interesting designs, superior pricing and an innovative marketing strategy, China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi was able to become the top local brand in China in the first...

HTC to start delivering HTC One mini 2 in June

May 16, 14:16

HTC has unveiled a new member of its HTC One family, the HTC One mini 2, which sports a 4.5-inch HD display, 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera.

HTC One mini 2

Taiwan market: Samsung launches mid-range LTE smartphone

May 16, 14:14

Samsung Electronics has launched a mid-range LTE smartphone, the Galaxy Core LTE, in the Taiwan market, competing directly with HTC, Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics...

China market: Sales of 4G LTE smartphones to reach 160-200 million units in 2014, says MediaTek

May 13, 21:44

The market for 4G LTE smartphones in China is expected to reach 160-200 million units in 2014, MediaTek has estimated. The solution vendor plans to launch its first 8-core 4G chip,...

Supply chains see increased orders from Huawei Device

May 13, 21:24

Supply chains are seeing increased orders from Huawei Device as the company aims to sell 10 million units of its new Ascend P7 smartphone.

Taiwan smartphone panel makers faced with heating competition in China market

May 13, 15:18

In view of fast growing demand from China-based smartphone vendors, JDI (Japan Display) and LG Display have lowered quotes to compete for orders for panels used in mid-range and high-end...

China market: Vivo to launch smartphone Xshot

May 9, 15:36

China-based smartphone vendor Vivo will launch Xshot, an Android 4.3 smartphone, in the China market in June, according to China-based media reports.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone application processor shipments to grow 13.6% sequentially in 2Q14

May 8, 10:39

Shipments of smartphone application processors in the China market are expected to grow 13.6% sequentially and 10.9% on year in the second quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes...

2065 items [8/59]
Realtime news
  • Smart LED lighting expected to see fast growing demand in 3-4 years, says Philips Taiwan head

    LED | 32min ago

  • Memory suppliers account for more than 60% of 300mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights

    Bits + chips | 36min ago

  • SPIL gearing up for fan-out WLP

    Bits + chips | 42min ago

  • SPIL 2014 profits almost double

    Bits + chips | 46min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan sees increased 4Q14 digital camera shipments

    IT + CE | 50min ago

  • AUO aims to hold a 30% share in curved Ultra HD TV panel shipments in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 38min ago

  • Taiwan government increasing cooperation with local universities to develop medical equipment

    Before Going to Press | 49min ago

  • AUO expects 6-8% on-year increase in LCD panel surface in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 53min ago

  • AUO to increase production capacity at Taiwan 8.5G facilities

    Before Going to Press | 56min ago

  • Digitimes Research: WPC far surpasses PMA in wireless power charging certification

    Before Going to Press | 1h 7min ago

  • China market: Meizu to launch inexpensive TD-LTE smartphone

    Before Going to Press | 1h 9min ago

Pause
 | 
View more
  • CES+2015%3A+Asustek+ZenFone+2+smartphone

    CES 2015: Asustek ZenFone 2 smartphone

    Asustek Computer is exhibiting its Android 5.0-based ZenFone 2 smartphone at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), featuring Intel's Atom Z3580 2.3GHz processor,...

    Photo: Company, Jan 9.

  • CES+2015%3A+Asustek+ZenFone+Zoom+smartphone

    CES 2015: Asustek ZenFone Zoom smartphone

    Asustek Computer is exhibiting its Android 5.0-based ZenFone Zoom smartphone at CES 2015 featuring a 13-megapixel 3x optical zoom plus 12x digital zoom camera. The smartphone adopts...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

  • Asustek+ZenWatch+smartwatch

    Asustek ZenWatch smartwatch

    Asustek Computer has launched its Android Wear-based smartwatch, the ZenWatch in Taiwan, priced at NT$5,990 (US$188). The ZenWatch features Corning's Gorilla 3 glass and an AMOLED...

    Photo: Company, Dec 25.

  • Ibudy+smartwatch

    Ibudy smartwatch

    Ibudy has launched a smartwatch that connects parents and children. The Ibudy app allows parents to track the child's activity (his location and route), find the child with the smart...

    Photo: Company, Dec 12.

  • HTC+Butterfly+2

    HTC Butterfly 2

    HTC has unveiled its new flagship model, the HTC Butterfly 2, in Tokyo in cooperation with KDDI. The smartphone will also be available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Malaysia,...

    Photo: Company, Aug 21.

2015 global notebook demand forecast
Analysis of China revised domestic semiconductor industry goals

29-Jan-2015 markets closed

 LastChange

TAIEX (TSE)9510.92-10.67-0.11% 

TSE electronic383.5-0.26-0.07% 

GTSM (OTC)139.68-0.17-0.12% 

OTC electronic181.09+0.02+0.01% 

Trends and developments in the OTT market
  • 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.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.