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Touch panel makers see increased orders from Sony

Jan 21, 19:41

Sony Mobile Communications is putting in new orders to supply chains, which will help bump up China-based touch panel makers' shipments in 2014.

Taiwan IC suppliers to land more customized orders from China-based smartphone, tablet vendors

Jan 21, 15:16

Taiwan's IC suppliers for LCD driver ICs, accelerometers (G-sensors), light ambient light sensors and power management (PWM) ICs are expected to land more customized orders from China-based...

Taiwan LCD driver IC firms to expand offerings for high-resolution smartphone displays

Jan 21, 13:59

Taiwan-based IC design houses including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax technology, Orise Technology, ILi Technology (Ilitek), Raydium Semiconductor and Sitronix Technology are gearing...

Korea market: Local handset vendors dominate LTE smartphone segment

Jan 20, 15:46

The launch of LTE Advanced (LTE-A) services by Korea-based telecom operators has further enhanced the leading market position of Korea-based handset vendors in their home market,...

Digitimes Research: Asustek ZenFone smartphones have lower price-performance ratios than comparable models from China

Jan 17, 14:34

Asustek Computer unveiled three ZenFone-series smartphones at CES 2014 and will initially launch the models in the Taiwan, China and Southeast Asia markets in March with prices comparable...

Ilitek to strengthen offerings for smartphones

Jan 17, 11:37

LCD driver IC firm ILi Technology (Ilitek) is looking to enhance its offerings for smartphone panels in 2014. In addition to driver ICs for WVGA panels, Ilitek also aims to ramp up...

Asia Tech Image steps into COB packaging of smartphone CCMs, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 17, 10:32

Contact image sensor (CIS) module supplier Asia Tech Image has extended operation to COB (chip on board) packaging of smartphone compact camera modules (CCMs) and will start shipments...

AUO announces mass production of 6-inch WQHD LCD smartphone panels

Jan 15, 21:59

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced it successfully started mass producing 6-inch WQHD LCD panels for smartphones in late 2013.

Asustek likely to release smartphone orders to China ODMs in 2H14, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 15, 21:20

Asustek Computer does not rule out the possibility of tying up with handset ODMs in China for the production of smartphones in the second half of 2014, the Chinese-language Economic...

China market: MediaTek to lose 4G chip orders to other suppliers in 1Q14

Jan 15, 15:17

While MediaTek is expected to continue dominating China's 3G chipset market in the first quarter of 2014, the Taiwan-based IC design house may lose 4G chip orders to rivals including...

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.

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  • 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.

  • Microsoft+Nokia+X2+smartphone

    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.

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