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  • Last update: Friday 5 February 2016 [129 news items]

Worldwide wearable devices sales to grow 18.4% in 2016, says Gartner

Feb 5, 11:27

Gartner has forecast that 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold worldwide in 2016, an increase of 18.4% from 232 million units in 2015. Sales of wearable electronic...

Digitimes Research: More fashion, sports gear, medical vendors step into smartwatch sector

Jan 28, 14:54

New smartwatches displayed at CES 2016 indicate that more vendors of fashion products, sports gear, medicare devices and traditional watches have stepped into the smartwatch segment,...

Sensor hubs market growing fast, IHS says

Jan 21, 10:12

The demand for sensor hubs, dedicated processing elements used for low-power sensor processing tasks, is booming. In fact due to "always on" sensor processing trends and...

Pixart Imaging to buy back shares

Stockwatch - Jan 13, 11:08

IC design house Pixart Imaging has unveiled plans to buy back up to two million of its own shares from January 12 to March 11 at prices between NT$50 (US$1.50) and NT$117. The repurchased...

Hardware vendors optimistic about VR potential to save PC industry

Jan 12, 15:33

With Sony, Samsung Electronics, Oculus/Facebook, High-Tech Computer (HTC) and Google developing virtual reality (VR) wearable devices, related supply chain players are becoming optimistic...

Toshiba expands ApP Lite processor family for wearable applications

Jan 12, 14:15

Toshiba has announced the launch of TZ1201XBG, an application processor for wearable devices, as the latest addition to its ApP Lite family for the Internet of Things (IoT).

HTC teams up with Under Armour to launch UA HealthBox

Jan 7, 16:10

HTC has teamed up with Under Armour to launch UA HealthBox, a connected fitness system kit comprising of three devices: a wearable wristband, a heart rate monitor and a Wi-Fi connected...

MediaTek unveils new chips for wearables, smart homes and UHD Blu-ray

Jan 5, 10:56

MediaTek has announced its new chip series for wearable and smart home applications, and Ultra HD Blu-ray players.

Acer expands smartphone presence into Latin America

Dec 31, 10:41

Acer has announced cooperation with Bahamas Telecommunications and Ecuador's Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones to sell its smartphones and wearable devices.

Samsung starts mass production of bio-processors for health-oriented wearables

Dec 30, 11:13

Samsung Electronics has announced it is mass producing an all-in-one advanced system logic chip for the health-oriented wearables market, the Bio-Processor.

Samsung Bio-Processor

Acer announces brisk sales of smart bracelets

Newswatch - Dec 23, 11:42

Acer has announced that it sold out 70,000 units of its fitness bracelet Liquid Leap Active during a 24-hour limited-time promotional campaign held through a TV shopping channel in...

IoT market to nearly double by 2019, says IC Insights

Dec 17, 19:02

Between 2015 and 2019, worldwide systems revenues for applications connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT) will nearly double reaching US$124.5 billion in the final year of the...

China wearable device market continues to grow, with varied performance between segments, says IDC

Dec 17, 13:56

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC ), wearable device shipments in China reached 7.37 million units in the third quarter of 2015, up 40.1% from the previous quart...

Taiwan IC design houses look to auto and IoT related products for 2016 growth

Dec 16, 11:13

IC shipments for automotive electronics, wearables and IoT devices will enjoy a higher increase than shipments for PCs, tablets and smartphones in 2016, according to sources at Taiwan-based...

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,...

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    Samsung Bio-Processor

    Samsung Electronics has announced it is mass producing an all-in-one advanced system logic chip for the health-oriented wearables market, the Bio-Processor. The Samsung Bio-Processor...

    Photo: Company, Jan 5.

  • Toshiba+Serial+Interface+NAND

    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.

  • Sony+SmartBand+2+

    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.

  • Acer+Liquid+Leap%2B+wearable+device

    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.

  • JINS+Meme+smart+eyewear

    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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