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China market: Smartphone sales top 93 million units in 3Q13, says Analysys

Nov 12, 13:44

There were 102.66 million handsets sold in the China market during the third quarter of 2013, growing 13.6% on quarter and 54.5% on year, of which 93.08 million units were smartphones,...

OmniVision rolls out 13-megapixel image sensor for mobile devices

Nov 12, 12:01

OmniVision Technologies has announced the OV13850, a 13-megapixel image sensor for mobile devices. The OV13850's power efficiency makes it a camera solution for high-end smartphones...

Pegatron sees strong revenue contribution from smartphone business

Nov 11, 21:38

Pegatron Technology saw its communication-related product businesses contribute 42% of its revenues in the third quarter, while the PC-related product businesses contributed 31% and...

Taiwan IC vendors to count on smartphone, tablet and LED lighting segments in 2014

Nov 11, 11:42

Taiwan-based IC design houses will target the smartphone, tablet and LED lighting sectors in order to ramp up their sales and earnings in 2014, according to industry observers.

Samsung to launch smartphones with 64-bit CPUs in 2014

Nov 7, 21:42

Samsung Electronics reportedly will launch flagship smartphone models equipped with 64-bit CPUs, WQHD displays and 16-megapixel cameras in 2014, which will further heat up hardware...

Smartphone display ASPs contine dropping on weak demand and expanding capacity, says DisplaySearch

Nov 7, 15:48

Weak demand from white-box vendors and expanding production capacity for smartphone panels led to an on-month decline in ASPs for smartphone displays in September 2013, according...

MediaTek reports record high revenues for October

Nov 7, 15:38

Fabless IC firm MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$13.89 billion (US$472 million) for October 2013, a record high in monthly revenues, representing growth of 6.5% sequentially...

Quartz component maker TXC posts sales decrease in October

Nov 7, 11:51

Taiwan-based TXC, which makes quartz components for mobile devices and network equipment, has announced consolidated revenues for October 2013 declined 22.1% from a year ago to NT$799...

MediaTek to invest over US$1 billion for chipset development in 2014

Nov 6, 21:54

MediaTek is likely to spend over US$1 billion in 2014 for the development of more than 20 new chipset solutions for applications including smartphones, tablets, TVs, wireless devices...

A quarter of a billion smartphones ship in 3Q13, says Canalys

Nov 6, 10:24

Over a quarter of a billion smartphones shipped worldwide in the third quarter of 2013 as the market grew 44% on year, according to Canalys. The top-2 vendors - Samsung and Apple...

Apple spurs massive growth in smartphone fingerprint sensor market, says IHS

Nov 5, 14:33

As it has done so often before, Apple is triggering a new technology boom, with its integration of a fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s inspiring a wave of imitators that will drive...

China market: Smartphone sales to top 500-600 million units in 2014, says MediaTek president

Nov 5, 12:00

Sales of smartphones in China are expected to top 500-600 million units in 2014, an increase of 25-50% from 400 million units projected for 2013, according to estimates from Hsieh...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments dip 7.3% on quarter in 3Q13

Nov 1, 11:37

Despite comprehensive upgrades in hardware specifications, and expectations of strong sales during the October 1 holiday season, shipments of smartphones by China-based makers declined...

Global smartphone shipments grow 38.8% on year in 3Q13, says IDC

Oct 30, 15:00

The worldwide smartphone market grew 38.8% on year in the third quarter of 2013, according to IDC. Vendors shipped a total of 258.4 million smartphones in the third quarter, establishing...

Spreadtrum announces mass production of WCDMA/HSPA+ smartphone chipset

Oct 30, 14:42

Spreadtrum Communications has achieved mass production of its SC7710 chipset, a single-core WCDMA/HSPA+ smartphone chipset designed for entry-level 3G devices shipping globally, according...

Taiwan heatpipe makers cooperating with smartphone vendors to develop 0.4-0.5mm models

Oct 30, 14:37

Taiwan-based heatpipe makers have indicated that although they are able to make 0.6mm heatpipes for use in smartphones, smartphone vendors prefer 0.4-0.5mm models and therefore they...

FCCL maker ThinFlex 1Q-3Q13 profits soar

Oct 29, 19:20

Taiwan-based ThinFlex, which makes flexible copper-clad laminates (FCCL) for use in smartphones and other mobile devices, saw its net profits double in the first three quarters of...

Smartphone makers weigh costs and advantages of TFT technologies, says DisplaySearch

Oct 29, 10:21

As 5-inch Full HD smartphone panels continue to gain traction and demand increases, manufacturers are beginning to implement new manufacturing technologies to reduce power consumption...

Digitimes Research: China-based smartphone touch panel makers see 8.2% sequential drop in 3Q13 shipments

Oct 28, 15:26

China-based makers shipped a total of 99.945 million touch panels used in smartphones in third-quarter 2013, decreasing 8.2% sequentially, while total shipments of 30.990 million...

Combined smartphone and tablet factory revenues to exceed entire consumer electronics market in 2013, says IHS

Oct 28, 14:37

In a dramatic sign of how consumer tastes have shifted to new, more exciting wireless products, global factory revenues for smartphones and tablets in 2013 will rise to become larger...

Lenovo to increase entry-level and mid-range smartphone orders by 20% in 4Q13

Oct 25, 12:24

Lenovo is expected to bump up orders by 20% to its supply chains in the fourth quarter of 2013 for entry-level and mid-range smartphones.

HTC denies it is scaling back production

Stockwatch - Oct 24, 10:58

Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC on October 23 denied media reports that claimed the company had shuttered some of its production lines, looking to outsource production in order...

AMOLED panel shipments surge in 2Q13 thanks to Samsung smartphone and display businesses, says IHS

Oct 23, 15:24

Largely driven by demand from high-end Samsung smartphones, particularly the Galaxy S4, global shipments of high-end AMOLED display panels posted sequential growth of 16% in the second...

MediaTek smartphone application processor shipments top 200 million units in 2013

Oct 22, 16:11

MediaTek's shipments of smartphone application processors exceeded 65 million units in the third quarter of 2013. For the year, the fabless firm is forecast to ship more than 200...

Digitimes Research: China 4Q13 smartphone AP shipments to contract

Oct 22, 10:50

Shipments of smartphone applications processors in China are expected to drop by 1.5% sequentially to 94.95 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Digitimes Rese...

Power Integrations unveils Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 charger reference design

Oct 22, 09:49

Power Integrations has introduced a reference design for a Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0-enabled charger power supply. Launched earlier this year, the Quick Charge 2.0 protocol from Qualcomm...

Smartphone vendors ramping up offerings of 5-inch entry-level models

Oct 21, 13:02

Smartphones with a display size of 5-inch and a price tag of US$300-400 have become mainstream models of the entry-level smartphone segment, attracting not only China-based handset...

O-Film to enter more smartphone and tablet supply chains in 2014

Oct 18, 14:35

China-based touch panel maker O-Film Tech is expected to enter more smartphone and tablet supply chains in 2014 due to its low-price solutions, which is expected to put a strain on...

China market: MediaTek Group to account for 60% of smartphone touch controller IC market in 2H13

Oct 16, 22:16

Goodix and MStar Semiconductor, two associate companies of MediaTek, jointly took a 50% share of the smartphone-use touch controller IC market in China in the first half of 2013,...

Wireless charging unlikely to become standard until 2H14, say module makers

Oct 16, 22:14

Wireless charging of mobile devices was originally expected to see giant advances in the second half of 2013 and many smartphone brand vendors have been inquiring about related solutions...

More top-tier brands using MediaTek smartphone solutions

Oct 16, 21:50

More top-tier smartphone brands, including Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics, have launched low-cost models powered by MediaTek's solutions in order to compete effectively...

Taiwan market: Vovo launches first quad-core smartphone in local market

Oct 16, 14:41

Taiwan-based white-box handset maker Vovo has launched its first quad-core smartphone, the V10, in the Taiwan market with an unlocked price of NT$3,990 (US$136), according to the...

Digitimes Research: Softbank new smartphone portfolios to support high-speed 4G LTE services

Oct 16, 14:27

Japan-based carrier Softbank unveiled recently its new smartphone portfolio for the upcoming 2013-2014 winter/spring selling season, reducing the number of new models to four compared...

China market: MediaTek accounts for over 50% of smartphone solution market

Oct 15, 21:22

MediaTek shipped over 65 million smartphone solutions, including its dual-core MT6572 and quad-core MT6589, to China in the third quarter of 2013, accounting for over 50% of market...

Taiwan touch panel makers worried about not landing orders from China smartphone vendors

Oct 15, 14:58

China-based smartphone vendors have had Taiwan-based touch panel makers prepare for new models planned to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2013, but the latter, viewing that smartphone...

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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.

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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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Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015