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  • Apple has released iPhone X and other next-generation smartphone models. The iPhone supply chain has been busy for quite a while.

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iPhone X costs Apple US$370 in materials, says IHS Markit

Nov 9, 11:54

Teardown engineers at IHS Markit have completed their preliminary physical dissection of the new Apple iPhone X and found that the model A1865 version of the smartphone with 64GB...

Taiwan diode makers thrive on wireless charging boom

Nov 7, 17:01

With wireless charging poised to become a mainstream trend for mobile devices following Apple's adoption of the new charging system in its iPhone X devices, many Taiwan suppliers...

Prices may weaken iPhone X sales in Asia Pacific, say channel operators

Oct 31, 12:03

Despite the fact that iPhone X is currently seeing strong pre-orders in Asia Pacific, many channel operators are still concerned about iPhone X's sales in the region since the model...

Foxconn to ship 25-30 million iPhone X devices in 4Q17, says report

Oct 23, 14:50

Shipments of iPhone X from Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision), Apple's sole contractor for the device, will reach around 2-3 million units before Apple begins to deliver the...

Bright prospect for wireless charging: Q&A with WPC chairman Menno Treffers

Oct 19, 14:23

Wireless charging is emerging as a new major feature of high-end smartphones after Apple, Samsung and other leading vendors incorporated it into their latest smartphone models.The...

Menno Treffers, chairman of WPC

Samsung striving for OLED panel orders from China

Oct 17, 11:59

Samsung Display is striving for OLED panel orders from China-based mobile device vendors, but will be facing competition from its China-based rivals such as BOE Technology and Tianma...

Yield rates for iPhone X components improving

Oct 17, 11:00

Yield rates for certain iPhone X components have improved and become more stable, and shipments of the smartphone are set to grow substantially after October, according to sources...

iPhone X components supply has become stable

Taiwan peripheral suppliers to benefit from rising wireless charging market demand

Oct 16, 15:58

As wireless charging is set to gain popularity following the adoption of Qi wireless charging standard of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) by both the latest iPhone devices and...

Latest iPhone with wireless charging function

Foxconn begins shipping iPhone X, says report

Oct 16, 12:18

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) has started shipping iPhone X devices, with the first batch of 46,500 units already being shipped out from Zhengzhou and Shanghai to the Netherlands...

Foxconn sees over 40% on month revenue growth in September

Oct 13, 14:29

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$451.04 billion (US$14.83 billion) for September, up 42.4% on month, but down 3.7% on year.

Foxconn sees strong September revenues

Himax reportedly supplying WLO chips for iPhone X face ID

Oct 12, 15:10

Fabless IC firm Himax Technologies has begun shipments of chips based on wafer-level optics (WLO) technology to Apple, according to industry sources. The solution is reportedly a...

Catcher reports over 30% growth in September revenues

Oct 6, 14:18

Catcher Technology has registered consolidated revenues of NT$11.45 billion (US$374.19 million) for September, a new monthly record with growths of 34.8% on month and 48.2% on year...

Catcher's revenues reportedly are being driven by orders from Apple for iPhone 8

Win Semiconductors reportedly enters iPhone X supply chain

Oct 6, 13:59

Win Semiconductors, one of Taiwan's top-3 GaAs PA (power amplifier) suppliers, has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.395 billion (US$144.58 million) in the third quarter of 2017,...

Low yield rates for 3D sensing modules to blame for smartphone shipment delays

Oct 5, 10:55

Low yield rates during production for 3D sensing modules to be incorporated into Apple's iPhone X and other Android-based smartphone brands have forced major global vendors to postpone...

Apple iPhone 8 Plus carries over US$280 BOM, IHS teardown reveals

Sep 26, 13:47

The new Apple iPhone 8 Plus, equipped with 64GB of NAND flash memory, carries a bill of materials (BOM) cost that comes out to US$288.08, higher than any previous versions of the...

Digitimes Research: Apple outraces Google for on-device AI development

Sep 26, 11:19

Google has been regarded as the leading force for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology thanks to its AlphaGo AI computer program. While Google still holds the...

iPhone X component suppliers told to slow down delivery, say sources

Sep 25, 11:53

Apple has reportedly instructed component suppliers to withhold part of the component shipments prepared for the production of iPhone X devices, according to sources from Taiwan-based...

iPhone X

iPhone X sets new trends for smartphones

Sep 15, 14:11

A number of new features that come along with Apple's newly released iPhone X such as 3D sensing are likely to become new standards for next-generation smartphones launched by Android-based...

iPhone X sets new trends for smartphone

Late shipping date for iPhone X suggests possible supply constraints

Sep 14, 14:26

Apple has rolled out its much-anticipated next-generation iPhone devices, including iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, with a number of new features confirmed to expectations....

Taiwan market: Android phone vendors breathe a sigh of relief on iPhone X

Sep 14, 11:17

Most Android-based smartphone vendors generally have breathed a sigh relief after Apple unveiled its iPhone X as they believe the impact of iPhone X on their sales in the Taiwan market...

Apple introduces iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus

Sep 13, 16:10

Apple has introduced its new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, featuring a new glass and aluminum design in three colors, Retina HD displays and A11 Bionic chip. Both devices will be available...

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Apple unveils iPhone X

Sep 13, 14:05

Apple has announced iPhone X, its latest flagship smartphone in an all-glass design with a 5.8-inch Super Retina display, A11 Bionic chip, wireless charging and a rear camera with...

iPhone X

TSMC August revenues increase 28%

Sep 8, 15:50

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced August consolidated revenues increased 28.4% sequentially to NT$91.92 billion (US$3.06 billion).

Taiwan market: Pre-sale orders for new iPhone to start

Sep 8, 15:25

Taiwan will be included in the first group of markets where the next-generation iPhone devices will be made availabe after their debut on September 12, and consumers in Taiwan are...

New iPhones to affect pricing and rankings of other brands

GIS revenues hit record high in August

Sep 7, 10:50

Touch module maker General Interface Solution (GIS) saw its consolidated revenues rise 9.08% on month and 120.85% on year to a record high of NT$14.11 billion (US$468.86 million)...

GIS ramping up revenues on increasing shipments to Apple

Apple reportedly books up Largan capacity at new factory

Sep 5, 11:29

Apple reportedly has booked up the production capacity for above 12-megapixel lens modules at a new factory being built by smartphone lens module maker Largan Precision in central...

Largan Precision CEO Lin En-ping (right)

Upstream material suppliers in new iPhone supply chain to see strong growth

Sep 4, 15:09

With Apple expected to launch its new iPhone soon, Taiwan players in the US vendor's smartphone supply chain are warming up to embrace a new round of business boom, with the upstream...

Apple is expected to launch the new iPhone soon

Optical lens suppliers benefit from rising demand for multi-lens camera phones

Aug 25, 16:03

While leading smartphone vendors, such as Apple, Samsung and many China brands, are rushing to launch smartphones with twin-lens or four-lens cameras, upstream optical lens players...

China PCB firms step up capacity expansion

Aug 22, 12:09

China-based PCB manufacturers including Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing (DSBJ) and Jiangxi Holitech Technology have moved to expand their production capacities eyeing a bigger...

China PCB firms expanding production capacity

iPhone suppliers see sales rising as new iPhone production gains momentum

Aug 9, 12:30

Most component and service suppliers in the iPhone supply chain have reported strong sales for July, indicating that production for new iPhone devices is gaining momentum, according...

iPhone supply chain makers see sales momentum growing

Touch module maker GIS sees earnings rise in 2Q17

Aug 8, 12:46

Touch module maker General Interface Solution (GIS) has reported net profits of NT$1.425 billion (US$47.15 million) for the second quarter of 2017, up 53% from the previous quarter...

New iPhones to push up revenues at GIS

Chip demand from non-Apple camp slows

Jul 24, 13:08

Chip suppliers engaged in Apple's supply chain started to see orders pick up in June. On the other hand, chip demand from the non-Apple camp has been slow, according to sources at...

Supply of NAND flash for new iPhone falling short

Jul 5, 22:17

SK Hynix and Toshiba have both experienced lower-than-expected yield rates for their 3D NAND technologies resulting in fewer supplies for Apple's 2017 series of iPhones, according...

Yield rates, OLED supply may be key in new iPhone shipments

Jun 27, 14:52

Industry sources have predicted shipments of upcoming iPhones could be interrupted, with yield rates at assembly plants and the supply of OLED panels likely to become issues.

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