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  • Last update: Thursday 21 May 2015 [78 news items]

Fitbit maintains leadership share of wearable band market before Apple Watch entrance, says Canalys

May 21, 21:11

The wearable band market grew over 150% as more than seven million units were shipped in the first quarter of 2015, according to Canalys.

Asustek pushing 2 smartwatches designed by notebook and motherboard teams

May 21, 14:27

Asustek Computer is planning to push two smartwatch series, the ZenWatch and the VivoWatch. Internally the notebook team will handle ZenWatch R&D and the motherboard team is in...

ASE and TDK team up for IC embedded substrates

May 15, 15:38

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and TDK have announced that the companies will enter into an agreement to establish a joint venture company to manufacture IC embedded substrates...

Commentary: Acer, Asustek dive into smartphones, wearable devices may not bear fruit

May 8, 13:52

Acer and Asustek Computer have both stepped up efforts to promote sales of smartphones and wearable devices such as smartwatches and bracelets as a means to boost revenues for 2015...

New Apple Watch has lowest ratio of hardware costs to retail price, IHS teardown reveals

May 8, 11:12

The Apple Watch has the lowest hardware costs compared to retail price of any Apple phone IHS Technology has researched, according to a preliminary estimate by IHS. The teardown of...

More wearable device vendors looking to in-house developed platforms for smartwatches

Apr 28, 21:25

Wearable device vendors including Asustek Computer, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have been eagerly developing respective platforms in-house for their smartwatches and other...

Imagination announces low-power wireless IP for wearable and IoT

Apr 16, 15:57

Imagination Technologies has announced the first members of its Ensigma Whisper flexible connectivity IP family, designed specifically to enable the integration of ultra-low power...

Smart bracelet, watch vendors cutting prices at HK electronics fair

Apr 16, 14:57

Most smartwatch and smart bracelet vendors at the ongoing Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2015 (Spring Edition) have engaged in price competition in order to win orders on the spot.

Smart bracelets being displayed at HK electronics fair

Smart wearable device vendors avoid competition with Apple Watch

Apr 14, 20:56

In view of better than originally expected pre-orders for Apple Watch, wearables vendors have adjusted their plans to launch smartwatches and wrist bands in an attempt to avoid direct...

Global smart wearable entertainment devices and services market will top US$9.4 billion by 2019, says Technavio

Mar 27, 15:44

As the popularity of entertainment devices increases, the global smart wearable entertainment devices and services market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 37.09% from 2014-2019, according...

Young Fast aims to reduce cash outflow and increase new solutions to improve performance in 2015

Mar 26, 14:42

Following a 37.2% decline in revenues during 2014 with an EPS of negative NT$11.92, Young Fast Optoelectronics said it will reduce cash outflow heading into 2015 and lower risks related...

Hua Hong, eMemory partner to develop MCUs for IoT

Mar 24, 20:43

Hua Hong Semiconductor and eMemory Technology have jointly announced they will further strengthen their strategic partnership and work together in the field of microcontrollers (MCU),...

Japan makers eyeing wearable and health-related robots

Mar 12, 22:37

Japan-based makers are continuing to develop an assortment of robots including wearable units and health-related devices, with ActiveLink and Innophys at the forefront.

AUO pushing 5 major selling points for panels

Mar 12, 14:40

For 2015, AU Optronics (AUO) is pushing five major selling points for its panels to boost product demand. The points are Ultra HD resolution - AUO will upgrade all sizes of its panels...

Sony Mobile Taiwan head refutes rumors of selling mobile business

Mar 12, 13:51

Jonathan Lin, general manager of Sony Mobile Communications Taiwan, has re-stated that Sony does not have any plans to put its mobile device business unit up for sale, and will continue...

Jonathan Lin, general manager of Sony Mobile Taiwan

Apple Watch available in 9 countries on April 24

Mar 10, 11:26

Apple has announced that the Apple Watch will be available on April 24 to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US.

Apple Watch smartwatches

Apple Watch shipments to reach 4.8 million units in 1Q15; 9 million in 2Q15

Mar 9, 16:10

Apple is expected to unveil the Apple Watch on March 9. Shipments will reach 4.8 million units in the first quarter and about nine million in the second, according to sources in the...

MWC 2015: Acer showcasing new mobile devices

Mar 2, 15:28

Acer is showcasing its latest mobile products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 hosted from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain including the Liquid Leap+ wearable device, which is compatible...

Acer Liquid Leap+ wearable device

HTC unveils HTC M9 flagship, wearable devices HTC Grip, HTC Vive

Mar 2, 15:12

HTC has unveiled its new flagship smartphone the HTC One M9 along with its first smart sports bracelet the HTC Grip and a VR (virtual reality) device the HTC Vive during a pre-MWC...

HTC CEO Peter Chou demonstrates HTC Vive

Foxlink chairman optimistic about wearables and USB Type-C connectors

Feb 17, 15:43

Commenting on the company's outlook for 2015, Foxlink chairman Guo Tai-qiang has said that wearable devices and USB Type-C connectors will become growth drivers for Foxlink.

Guo Tai-qiang, Foxlink chairman

HTC and other vendors to launch non-Android Wear smart devices

Feb 13, 11:16

Although Sony Mobile Communications, LG Electronics, Motorola Mobility and Asustek Computer have launched Android Wear-based smartwatches, Samsung Electronics, HTC and some China-based...

Handset solution vendors vying for wearable and peripheral device chip market

Jan 27, 15:54

Handset solution vendors, including Qualcomm, MediaTek, Marvell Technology, Intel and Spreadtrum Communications, are expected to focus on expanding their product portfolio by rolling...

Macronix targets wearable devices with expanded flash portfolio

Jan 21, 10:46

Macronix has launched a new family of wide-voltage, ultra-low-power NOR flash memory products designed for wearable devices.

Flexible PCB makers to enjoy strong 1Q15

Jan 14, 14:10

Buoyed by brisk demand for Apple's iPhone 6 devices, as well as new wearable devices, Taiwan-based flexible PCB (FPCB) makers Zhen Ding Technology Holding, Flexium Interconnect and...

MediaTek adjusts organization

Jan 13, 23:10

MediaTek has quietly adjusted its organizational structure by setting up two business groups - wireless products and home entertainment - to cover all its product lines, according...

China market: Xiaomi to ship 10 million smart bracelets in 12 months

Jan 13, 22:20

Sales of Xiaomi smart bracelets have reached one million units and are expected to top 10 million units within the next 12 months, according to Lei Jun, founder and chairman of Xiaomi...

MediaTek intros new chip for wearable devices

Jan 8, 00:59

MediaTek has announced its MT2601 SoC for wearable devices based on Google's Android Wear software. By enabling Android Wear on MT2601, MediaTek is offering a comprehensive platform...

Holitech aiming to purchase OPT to expand wearable opportunities

Jan 7, 15:21

China touch panel maker Jiangxi Holitech Technology is expressing interest in purchasing Taiwan-based display and optics developer Optic Technology (OPT) in order to expand its influence...

QuickLogic partners with Nordic Semiconductor on wearable sensor hub evaluation kit

Dec 19, 18:21

QuickLogic recently announced the availability of the TAG-N Wearable Sensor Hub evaluation kit that supports a direct connection to a Nordic Semiconductor nRF51 DK, which is Nordic's...

Microsoft rumored to make head-worn gaming device in 2015

Dec 18, 14:55

Microsoft is rumored to be planning to mass produce a head-worn virtual gaming device in 2015 and is expected to showcase the product at the E3 gaming show in June, according to sources...

Wearable devices to be killer products for wireless charging: Q&A with Luke Lee of Texas Instruments Taiwan

Dec 10, 11:36

The global wireless charging market is set for an explosive growth in 2015 as wireless charging applications have begun to be to implemented in public facilities in the US and the...

Luke Lee

Taiwan market: Sales of smart bracelets to fall short of expectations in 2014, says Sony Mobile

Dec 3, 22:12

Sales of smart bracelets in the Taiwan market are expected to total only 20,000-30,000 units in 2014, lower than market expectations of 60,000-70,000 units, according to Sony Mobile...

Sony Mobile smart bracelets

Truly Optoelectronics offers total solutions for smart wearable devices

Dec 3, 11:03

China-based touch panel maker Truly Optoelectronics has developed total solutions for use in smart wearable devices, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Lenovo reportedly to start producing wearable devices soon, says report

Nov 27, 16:07

China-based electronics maker Fenda Technology recently announced it has been selected by Lenovo as a qualified supplier for the vendor's wearable devices, which implies that Lenovo...

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...

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    Acer Liquid Leap+ wearable device

    Acer is showcasing its latest mobile products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain, including the Liquid Leap+ wearable device, which is compatible...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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    JINS Meme smart eyewear

    Japan-based eyewear brand, JINS, has announced Meme smart eyewear for the US market in 2015 as part of its expansion plan outside of Asia. The JINS Meme (available with or without...

    Photo: Company, Dec 23.

  • 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.

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    Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition wearable device

    Samsung Telecommunications America has announced that its Gear VR Innovator Edition will be available in the US early December. The Gear VR Innovator Edition, powered by Oculus, delivers...

    Photo: Company, Nov 14.

  • SMS+Audio+BioSport+in%2Dear+headphones+powered+by+Intel

    SMS Audio BioSport in-ear headphones powered by Intel

    SMS Audio, an audio headphone and accessories brand, has anounced a collaboration with Intel to develop a personal audio system converging lifestyle and technology innovation for...

    Photo: Company, Sep 19.

Innodisk at Computex Taipei 2015
2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

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