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Wistron sees on-year revenue growth in November

Dec 8, 21:28

Wistron has announced consolidated revenues of NT$56.36 billion (US$1.81 billion) for November, down 2.45% on month, but up 14.27% on year and combined consolidated revenues of NT$531.59...

Coolpad aims to ship over 20 million 4G smartphones in 2014

Dec 8, 15:22

China-based vendor Coolpad will launch Dazen F2, an Android 4.4.4 smartphone supporting 1,800MHz 4G frequency band, in the Taiwan market at a contract-free retail price of NT$5,490...

China-based Laibao to produce film-based smartphone touch panels

Dec 8, 15:09

China-based maker Laibao Hi-Tech will extend production from glass-based touch panels to film-based ones specifically for use in smartphones in 2015, according to the company.

Tianma lands orders for mid-range, high-end smartphone panels from China vendors

Dec 8, 12:26

China-based Tianma Micro-electronics has landed orders for TFT-LCD panels used in mid-range and entry-level smartphones from China-based vendors Lenovo, Huawei Device and Coolpad.

Digitimes Research: BOE to ship 50% of smartphone panels to Samsung, LG

Dec 8, 11:59

Of the three largest China-based small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panel makers, BOE Technology will ship 50% of its smartphone panels to Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, 14.8%...

Will Xiaomi get caught in the antitrust crossfire between China and Qualcomm?

Dec 5, 17:40

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is investigating Qualcomm's alleged monopolization of patents concerning smartphones through alleged unreasonable licensing...

Antenna tuners from RFMD, Skyworks and Qualcomm surge in flagship smartphones, says Strategy Analytics

Dec 5, 14:15

Shipments of LTE smartphones supporting more cellular bands will drive antenna tuner shipments to billions of units per year, according to Strategy Analytics. More than one billion...

MediaTek 4G smartphone IC shipments to boom, says president

Dec 5, 14:09

MediaTek's shipments of 4G LTE chips are expected to increase robustly in 2015, according to company president Hsieh Ching-chiang.

LTE smartphone shipments to post 3-fold increase in 2015

Dec 5, 14:06

Shipments of 4G LTE smartphones are expected to increase by more than three fold in 2015, accounting for 50% of total global smartphones shipments, according to industry watchers.

Smartphone panel makers under pressure from falling prices in 2015

Dec 5, 10:14

As emerging markets are expected to be sources of growth in smartphone sales in 2015, smartphone vendors are expected to launch low-priced models in those markets and consequently...

China market: First Beidou-positioning smartphone launched, says paper

Dec 4, 15:37

The first smartphone featuring the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, a China-developed satellite positioning technology, has been launched in the China market, with the smartphone...

Asustek expects to achieve 2015 shipment goals despite pessimistic outlook

Dec 4, 15:29

Despite many research firms having estimated that global tablet and smartphone shipment growths will dramatically weaken in 2015 and Apple, Samsung Electronics and Asustek Computer...

India smartphone market leads growth as China continues to slow in 3Q14, says IDC

Dec 3, 14:44

According to IDC, the smartphone market in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) posted a 6% on-quarter and 24% on-year growth in the third quarter of 2014. This trend reflects a decline...

HTC expected to hit high-end of 4Q14 guidance

Dec 2, 22:02

HTC is expected to see its consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014 hit the high-end target of its guidance of NT$43-47 billion (US$1.38-1.51 billion) set for the quarter,...

Worldwide smartphone growth forecast to slow as prices drop and markets mature, says IDC

Dec 2, 15:50

According to a new mobile phone forecast from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, worldwide smartphone shipments will reach a total of nearly 1.3 billion units in 2014,...

JDI cuts smartphone panel pricing to below US$20

Newswatch - Dec 2, 11:59

Panel maker Japan Display (JDI) has cut pricing for smartphone panels originally priced US$20 and more to below US$20 in order to spur orders from handset vendors, most of which are...

China market: Average screen size of smartphones to exceed 5-inch in 2015, says consulting firm

Dec 2, 11:46

The average screen size of smartphones available for sale in the China market has increased from 3.24-inch in 2011 to 3.74-inch in 2012, 4.22-inch in 2013 and will further increase...

Smartphone vendors promoting mobile accessories

Dec 1, 15:19

Handset vendors are expanding their product lines for mobile accessories to enrich the user experience while promoting sales as their brand image.

HTC Re camera

Samsung may postpone Galaxy A smartphone launch in China, says report

Dec 1, 10:42

Samsung reportedly is postponing the launch of its mid-range/entry-level Galaxy A-series smartphones in China, originally scheduled for the end of November due to a delay in related...

India market: Local brands continue to make ground in smartphone segment

Nov 28, 15:10

Local handset brands in India have continued to gain ground in their home market, with Micromax taking a 20% share in the smartphone segment in the third quarter of 2014, trailing...

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments in 3Q14 hit record, says IDC

Nov 28, 10:04

There were 2.45 smartphones shipped in the Taiwan market during the third quarter of 2014, hitting a quarterly record and accounting for 96.1% of total handset shipments. Taiwan had...

Samsung Electro-Mechanics to expand businesses in China in 2015, says paper

Nov 27, 16:05

The Samsung Group's component manufacturing affiliate Samsung Electro-Mechanics has seen its performance seriously impacted by Samsung Electronics' weakening smartphone sales recently...

CPT seeing increased smartphone, tablet and vehicle shipments

Nov 27, 14:48

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) is reportedly seeing increased orders from China handset vendors looking to release new units in the fourth quarter of 2014 and into 2015, which is expected...

China market: 4G smartphone chip prices continue to fall

Nov 27, 14:23

Prices for 4G smartphone solutions have fallen below US$10 per unit, and will continue to drop reaching US$7-8 during the first half of 2015, according to industry sources.

Coolpad, China Telecom to launch dual-OS smartphone Platinum Dayton, says report

Nov 27, 12:20

China-based vendor Coolpad is cooperating with China Telecom to unveil the Platinum Dayton, a flagship smartphone featuring dual operating systems (OS) for security purposes, for...

Coolpad dual-OS smartphone Platinum Dayton

Digitimes Research: China smartphone makers increase overseas shipments by 53% in 3Q14

Nov 27, 12:15

Huawei Device was the top China-based smartphone maker in the third quarter of 2014, with shipments of 14.8 million units, according to Digitimes Research.

China market: Smartphone vendors to streamline product lines

Nov 26, 22:14

China-based smartphone vendors, including ZTE, Huawei, Coolpad and Lenovo, all plan to streamline their product portfolios in order to cope with changing market conditions, China-based...

BOE shifts focus from Samsung to China vendors

Nov 26, 14:51

China-based panel maker BOE is shifting its focus away from Samsung Electronics to China-based vendors as Samsung's smartphone sales have recently seen lower-than-expected results.

Commentary: Android smartphone vendors set to meet more challenges

Nov 25, 15:26

Sluggish demand for Android-based smartphones is taking its toll on vendors including Samsung Electronics, HTC and Sony Mobile Communications as evidenced by third-quarter reports...

On-cell smartphone and tablet shipments picking up due to orders from Motorola, Nokia

Nov 24, 15:04

GFF and OGS touch panel solutions are seeing increased pressure from on-cell technology as makers are aiming the technology for use in entry-level and mid-range smartphone and tablet...

On-cell technology picking up in the market

Digitimes Research: Samsung, Apple, LG rank as top-3 smartphone vendors in 3Q14

Nov 24, 11:56

Samsung Electronics, Apple and LG Electronics ranked as the top-three smartphone vendors globally in the third quarter as well as the first three quarters of 2014, based on third-quarter...

Commentary: Xiaomi facing challenge to sustain growth

Nov 21, 12:41

China-based Xiaomi Technology, a smartphone startup of a little over four years, has risen as a technology company with a full range of product lines that has expanded vertically...

iPhone 6 models strengthen growth in HD and Full HD smartphone displays, says DisplaySearch

Nov 20, 15:38

Beginning in the second quarter of 2014, display panel makers significantly reduced prices for high-definition (HD, 720 by 1280) and Full High-Definition (FHD, 1080 by 1920) in-cell...

Taiwan market: LG launches Wine Smart flip phone

Newswatch - Nov 19, 10:54

LG Electronics has launched its new flip smartphone, the LG Wine Smart, in the Taiwan market with a suggested retail price of NT$7,990 (US$260). LG aims to ship 6,000 units of the...

LG Wine Smart clamshell phone

Digitimes Research: White-box wearable vendors see potential in sport and children's markets

Nov 18, 15:53

At the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2014, many IT vendors showcased their latest wearable devices with white-box smart bracelets being a spotlight at the show, and...

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    Asustek ZenFone Zoom smartphone

    Asustek Computer has unveiled its ZenFone Zoom smartphone. The ZenFone Zoom features a 13-megapixel front camera, supporting 3X optical zoom. The smartphone is equipped with Intel's...

    Photo: Company, Sep 11.

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    Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone

    Sony has unveiled its next-generation Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and Xperia Z5 Premium, and the vendor claims the last model as the world's first 4K smartphone. The Xperia Z5...

    Photo: Company, Sep 8.

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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...

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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.