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  • Last update: Wednesday 25 November 2015 [623 news items]

Strong smartphone growth in saturated cellphone market, says IC Insights

Nov 25, 14:53

According to IC Insights, 89% of the new cellphones sold worldwide in 2015 are forecast to be replacements or additional cellphones sold to existing subscribers. Moreover, this percentage...

Sony Mobile, LG reportedly to develop smartphone application processors in-house

Nov 18, 11:00

Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics reportedly will follow the steps of Apple, Samsung Electronics and Huawei to develop smartphone-use application processors in-house,...

Digitimes Research: Sony to expand CMOS production capacity via acquisition of Toshiba plant

Nov 12, 10:16

Sony's planned acquisition of Toshiba's CMOS sensor manufacturing plant in Oita, southern Japan will not only help solve its tight sensor production in the near term but also push...

Sony opens store in Taiwan mainly pushing mid-range and high-end products

Nov 5, 15:20

Sony has opened a store in the Breeze Center shopping mall in Taipei, Taiwan, and will mainly demonstrate its mid-range and high-end products including Bravia TVs, tablets, smartphones,...

Sony opens a store in Taiwan

Sony and Toshiba sign MOU for transfer of certain semiconductor fabrication facilities

Oct 28, 22:17

Sony and Toshiba have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding that confirms their intent to negotiate the transfer to Sony of certain Toshiba owned semiconductor fabrication...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile unveils Xperia Z5 Premium

Oct 23, 10:51

Sony Mobile Communications on October 22 unveiled Xperia Z5 Premium smartphone for launch in the Taiwan market in early November at a recommended contract-free retail price of NT$25,900...

Sony plans to set up smartphone production lines in Thailand, says paper

Oct 22, 14:52

Sony plans to invest at least JPY1 billion (US$8.35 million) to set up smartphone production lines in Thailand. The lines are scheduled to come online in 2015 and Sony aims to roll...

Taiwan PCB players to turn down slim-profit orders from smartphone vendors

Oct 20, 15:54

With demand for smartphones weakening and Apple's iPhone sales continuing to rise, some smartphone vendors such as HTC, Xiaomi Technology and Asustek Computer have been demanding...

Digitimes Research: Startup UPQ, Sony, Kyocera highlights of Japan portable CE market in 3Q15

Oct 1, 15:59

Japan's portable consumer electronics market in the third quarter of 2015 was highlighted by the rise of innovative startup UPQ, Sony's introduction of H.ear headsets, and Kyocera's...

Sony promoting own crowd funding platform

Sep 16, 11:08

Sony has launched its own crowd funding platform, First Flight, to encourage employees to engage in innovative activities internally, while promoting its brand image, according to...

Digitimes Research: Apple TV still poses little threat to video game hardware developers

Sep 15, 15:29

Despite Apple highlighting developments for improving the user experience on its new Apple TV, there has yet to be a clear direction as to how the device can create new gaming experiences...

IFA 2015: Sony Mobile unveils next-genration Xperia Z5, Z5 Compat, Z5 Premium

Sep 4, 15:53

Sony has unveiled its next-generation Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and Xperia Z5 Premium at a pre-IFA 2015 show event, and the vendor claims the last model as the world's first 4K...

Sony Mobile Taiwan looking to acquire 20% market share with new wearables

Sep 1, 15:10

Sony Mobile Taiwan is looking to expand promotions for its wearable devices in Taiwan and will treat Internet of things (IoT) and smart wearable device as the future development focus...

Sony announces SmartBand 2 for September

Aug 21, 15:08

Sony Mobile has unveiled its new smart bracelet, the SmartBand 2, which is set to become available worldwide starting September. The SmartBand 2 features the same form factor and...

Sony SmartBand 2 smart bracelet

Digitimes Research: Sony CIS capacity ramp to affect Taiwan supply chain

Aug 19, 11:11

Sony plans to ramp up its CIS production capacity by 31% in 2016 focusing on mid-range and entry-level models, which may result in unfavorable impact on the CIS supply chain in Taiwan,...

CMOS image sensors see higher growth from greater diversity of uses, says IC Insights

Aug 14, 11:00

After leveling off in the second half of the decade 2000-2009, CMOS image sensors are in the midst of a strong new wave of growth which is being driven by a broad range of applications...

Sony Mobile likely to outsource wearables to Taiwan ODMs

Aug 6, 10:01

Sony Mobile Communications is reportedly in talks with Taiwan-based ODMs for possible production of its smart wearable devices, including smartwatches and smart bands, in addition...

Sony Mobile to have Arima, FIH produce mid-range smartphones

Aug 3, 15:17

Sony Mobile Communications will have Taiwan-based ODMs Arima Communications and FIH Mobile produce mid-range smartphone models Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 respectively, according...

Digitimes Research: Smart lock market emerging in Japan

Jul 20, 16:19

Development of the smart lock market has become active in Japan recently. Led by the launch of the 'Akerun' smart lock by Japan-based Photosynth, other vendors including Sony and...

Sony to increase LCD panel purchases in Malaysia for local TV production, says report

Jul 20, 15:25

Sony is expected to increase its purchase of open cell LCD TV panels from Malaysia-based providers in order to increase production efficiency as well as lower overall production costs...

Taiwan market: Sony unveils MILC Alpha 7R II

Jul 1, 12:26

Sony on June 30 unveiled Alpha 7R II, a digital MILC (mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera) model, for launch in the Taiwan market on July 23 at a recommended retail price of NT$94,980...

Sony digital MILC Alpha 7R II

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile, Huawei expanding mobile device sales

Newswatch - Jun 30, 16:16

Sony Mobile Communications and Huawei have both recently launched their latest products in Taiwan and are looking to expand their presence in the local market.

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile launches flagship Xperia Z3+ smartphone

Jun 16, 10:52

Sony Mobile Communications has launched its latest smartphones including the flagship Xperia Z3+ and mid-range M4 Aqua Dual in Taiwan and is looking to boost its share in Taiwan's...

Sony Mobile showcases the Xperia Z3+, M4 Aqua Dual

TSMC looks to expand presence in CMOS image sensor field

Jun 15, 22:54

TSMC has teamed up with China-based GalaxyCore in the entry-level and mid-range CMOS image sensor (CIS) market segments, while partnering with InVisage Technologies of the US to supply...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile launches new flagship Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet

May 28, 13:48

Sony Mobile Communications has launched its latest flagship smartphone the Xperia Z3+ in London, the UK and has also hosted a launch conference in Taiwan.

Sony Mobile Xperia Z3+

Taiwan market: Sony unveils Bravia LCD TVs

May 27, 14:23

Sony on May 26 unveiled eight 32- to 75-inch Ultra HD and Full HD LCD TVs under its Bravia brand for launch in the Taiwan market.

MediaTek 10-core chips likely to attract orders from many smartphone vendors

May 15, 14:20

MediaTek's recently-introduced Helio X20 SoC series for high-end smartphones has reportedly received positive feedback from international smartphone vendors.

MediaTek helio X20

China smartphone vendors look for more supplies of CMOS image sensors

May 6, 21:48

China-based smartphone vendors reportedly are suffering shortages in the supply of CMOS image sensors from Sony as the Japan-based supplier has given priority to Apple and Samsung...

Sony adjusts its performance outlook

Apr 22, 22:31

Sony has adjusted its sales and operating revenues expectations for its fiscal year from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2015 to JPY8.2 trillion (US$68.62 billion) from a previous projected...

Taiwan market: HTC ranks as top smartphone vendor in 2014, says IDC

Apr 8, 22:06

HTC ranked as the number one smartphone vendor in the Taiwan market in 2014, followed by Samsung Electronics, Asustek Computer, Apple and Sony Mobile Communications, according to...

Sony announces agreement to start logistics joint venture

Apr 2, 15:16

Sony has announced that it has completed the establishment of the logistics joint venture with Mitsui-Soko Holdings.The joint venture will be named Mitsui-Soko Supply Chain Solutions.,...

Sony Mobile aims to ship 38 million smartphones in FY2015, say sources

Mar 31, 11:33

Sony Mobile Communications aims to ship 38 million smartphones in fiscal 2015 (April 2015-March 2016), down slightly from 39.2 million units shipped in the previous fiscal year, according...

Foxconn considering setting up TV production lines in India to cope with demand from Sony

Mar 25, 12:26

Foxconn Electronics reportedly plans to set up production lines for LCD TVs in India in order to cope with demand from Sony, according to industry sources.

Sony to reduce TV and smartphone orders to Taiwan production partners

Mar 23, 11:14

In the wake of continued slow sales of its LCD and smartphone products, Sony is expected to lower the sales ratio of low-margin products and thus will adjust its outsourcing policy,...

Arima Communications may be hit by Sony Mobile decreasing orders

Mar 20, 15:09

Taiwan-based handset ODM Arima Communications is expected to face mounting pressure on its operations as its major client Sony Mobile Communications is likely to further reduce its...

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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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    Sony SmartBand 2

    Sony Mobile has unveiled smart bracelet SmartBand 2, which is set to become available worldwide starting September. The SmartBand 2 features the same form factor and designs as...

    Photo: Company, Aug 24.

  • Sony+NEX%2D6+camera+

    Sony NEX-6 camera

    The new Sony NEX-6 is a pocket-sized mirrorless camera. The newest addition to Sony's E-mount camera lineup includes Fast Hybrid AF, Wi-Fi capabilities and the Play Memories Camera...

    Photo: Company, Sep 17.

  • Sony+Tablet+S1+tablet+PC

    Sony Tablet S1 tablet PC

    Sony has announced the market launch of its first two Sony Tablet devices. The Android-powered Sony Tablet S device, running on a Nvidia Tegra 2 mobile processor. is optimized for...

    Photo: Company, Sep 5.

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    Sony Tablet

    Sony has announced its Sony Tablet series: the S1, which is optimized for media entertainment; and the S2, which is meant for mobile communication and entertainment. Sony Tablet will...

    Photo: Company, Apr 27.

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