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Korea government to invest US$110 million into wearables development, says report

Nov 26, 14:31

The Korea government has announced from 2016 it will invest US$110 million over a five-year period into developing materials and components for wearable products, according to Korea-based...

Himax obtains design-wins for smartphone-use force touch solutions

Nov 26, 10:06

Himax Technologies has gained design-wins for its multi-level force touch controller series from leading smartphone vendors for models to be launched in the first half of 2016, according...

Kionix announces 6-axis accel-gyro combo sensors

Nov 20, 10:52

Kionix has announced the mass production of its KXG03 6-axis accelerometer-gyroscope combo and the unveiling of two new flagship 6-axis accel-gyro combos: the KXG07 and the KXG08.

Imec partners with UEST to develop emergency-detecting wearables

Nov 19, 15:27

Nano-electronics research center imec and UEST, a Belgian start-up company, have started the production of Zembro, a smart bracelet designed to enable the elderly to connect with...

Wearable devices becoming main growth driver for ODMs

Nov 16, 21:55

Notebook ODMs are expected to see their shipments in the fourth quarter to drop from the third and the volumes may continue to decline in 2016, making mobile devices especially wearable...

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

Richtek to focus on analog chips for mobile devices, wearables

Oct 26, 22:37

After becoming a unit of MediaTek, Richtek Technology will continue to expand its analog IC portfolio and move more aggressively to gain market share, according to sources familiar...

Digitimes Research: Pogo Pin to account for over 60% of power charging interfaces used in smart wearable devices in 2016

Oct 23, 10:40

Pogo Pin will account for over 60% of power charging interfaces used in smart watches and smart bands in 2016, all types of USB together for nearly 20%, and wireless power charging...

Worldwide wearable shipments to reach 173.4 million by 2019, says IDC

Sep 15, 15:37

A growing list of vendors, a proliferation of devices, experiences, and price points, and steady consumer adoption will fuel growth in the worldwide market for wearable devices. According...

Taiwan market: Yuanta Securities offers Apple Watch-based mobile securities purchasing services

Sep 3, 14:13

Securities brokerage firm Yuanta Securities on September 1 introduced a mobile electronic securities purchasing service for the Apple Watch.

IFA 2015: Samsung, Motorola, Huawei to showcase new smartwatches

Sep 3, 10:06

Smartphone vendors including Samsung Electronics, Motorola (Lenovo) and Huawei all plan to unveil their new models of smartwatches at the upcoming IFA 2015 in order to compete effectively...

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...

Huawei, LG launch new wearable devices

Sep 1, 14:23

Huawei has recently launched a new wearable device, the TalkBand B2, which integrates a Bluetooth headset and smartwatch. It comes with a 0.73-inch OLED display.

Global wearable market grows 223.2% in 2Q15, says IDC

Newswatch - Aug 28, 11:18

Global shipments of wearable devices came to 18.1 million units in the second quarter of 2015, up 223.2% from the 5.6 million shipped a year earlier, according to IDC.

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

NVM IP provider eMemory announces Combo and Hybrid solutions

Aug 6, 16:12

Embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) IP provider eMemory Technology has announced the availability of Combo and Hybrid solutions in addition to its logic-process-based OTPs and MTPs...

AUO to focus on higher-end products amid panel slowdown in 2H15

Aug 6, 14:23

The panel industry is expected to be weak in the second half of 2015. In light of this, AU Optronics (AUO) aims to keep its profits steady by producing TV panels that are larger-size,...

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...

WearWise unveils new wearable camera

Jul 30, 14:02

WearWise, a wearable device design team, has recently unveiled a new wearable camera and is currently raising funding via Kickstarter for mass production of the device. The camera...

New wearable camera from WearWise

Taiwan market: Xiaomi to focus on mid-range to high-end smartphones

Jul 29, 15:10

Xiaomi Technology has adjusted its marketing strategy to promote its smartphones in Taiwan, shifting its focus to mid-range and high-end smartphones instead of low-priced models in...

Xiaomi sales director Henman Lee

Semi material distributor Topco positive about silicone business

Jul 27, 19:53

Semiconductor material distributor Topco has expressed optimism about demand for silicon materials which can be applied to a broad range of applications including PC peripherals,...

Digitimes Research: Adoption of Wi-Fi by Apple Watch, Android Wear to encourage other vendors to follow suit

Jul 23, 09:56

The adoption of Wi-Fi technology by Apple Watch and Android Wear devices are expected to motivate other smartwatch and wearable device vendors to follow suit, according to Digitimes...

Apple becomes top vendor of wearable bands in 2Q15, says Canalys

Jul 21, 22:00

Apple became the world's leading vendor of wearable bands in the second quarter of 2015, according to Canalys. With shipments of 4.2 million units, Apple overtook Fitbit, Xiaomi and...

Wearable systems give major boost to total IoT sales in 2015, says IC Insights

Jul 17, 15:07

Market revenues associated with network communications, sensing, and control functions in subsystems and objects attached to the Internet of Things (IoT) are forecast to grow 29%...

Wearable device orders may not be strong enough to support supply chain growth

Jul 14, 15:14

Although many brand vendors have launched wearable products, orders for wearable devices may not be sufficient to drive growth for related component suppliers. The vendors have many...

Globalfoundries rolls out 22nm FD-SOI technology

Jul 14, 13:39

Globalfoundries has announced the availability of a 22nm process technology platform developed specifically to meet the ultra-low-power requirements of next-generation connected devices...

Solomon Systech launches PMOLED driver ICs for wearable displays

Jul 6, 21:53

Solomon Systech has announced the expansion of its passive matrix OLED (PMOLED) driver family with a new product, SSD1317, which targets the rapidly growing wearables market.

Digitimes Research: China makers expanding production for wearable displays

Jul 2, 20:48

In an effort to secure flexible display orders from China-based wearables vendors, China's panel makers are increasing investments in AMOLED and PMOLED technologies, with aim of increasing...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers hold advantage for wearable PMOLED orders

Jul 1, 20:04

Despite Taiwan makers lagging behind Korea and Japan in TFT LCD and AMOLED panel technologies, the makers have advantages for producing PMOLED and EPD products used in wearable dev...

Commentary: Sales of Apple Watch not optimistic

Jun 26, 15:02

Sales of Apple Watch have been lower than expected, totaling about three million units in two months since its availability in late April. Although the smart wearable device will...

Global wearable shipments to reach 45-50 million in 2015

Jun 17, 11:42

The release of the Apple Watch will help accelerate the growth of the wearable market, pushing global shipments of wearable devices to 45-50 million units in 2015, up 125-150% from...

Chip demand unlikely to rebound until August, says SPIL chair

Jun 16, 15:27

The semiconductor industry enjoyed a particularly strong first quarter followed by a particularly weak second quarter, according to Bough Lin, chairman for packaging and testing house...

Foxconn adjusts organization of iPad group in China in preparation for wearable device orders

Jun 10, 14:34

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), in view of decreasing demand for iPads, has adjusted the organization of the iPad business group under its subsidiary in Shenzhen,...

Taiwan market: Smart wearable device sales lower than expected

Jun 5, 15:42

Sales of smart wearable devices in the Taiwan market, including branded products from Asustek Computer, have been lower than expected, according to market sources.

Wearable market remained strong in 1Q15 despite pending debut of Apple Watch, says IDC

Jun 5, 12:19

The worldwide wearable device market recorded its eighth consecutive quarter of steady growth in the first quarter of 2015. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device...

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    Toshiba Serial Interface NAND

    Toshiba has launched a new line-up of NAND flash memory products for embedded applications that are compatible with the Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI). Wide ranging applications...

    Photo: Company, Oct 23.

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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.

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    Acer Liquid Leap+ wearable device

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    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.

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