Taipei, Friday, October 28, 2016 22:17 (GMT+8)

Google Pixel XL manufacturing cost in line with rival smartphones, IHS finds

Oct 28, 11:17

The cost to manufacture the Google Pixel phone closely matches that of its intended rivals, especially since Google's new offering figures to target the same class of high-end users that normally flock to flagship smartphone models from Apple and Samsung, according to IHS Markit.

Decreasing sales of iPhone, iPad, iMac products cause to first annual decline for Apple

Oct 27, 15:07

A decline in sales of iPhone, iPad and iMac products has resulted in the first decline in annual revenues for Apple in 16 years in fiscal 2016. Apple saw its revenues drop to US$217 billion from US$233.7 billion a year earlier.

China market: Xiaomi unveils 2 flagship smartphones

Oct 27, 12:01

Xiaomi Technology has unveiled two flagship smartphones, the Mi Note 2 and Mi MIX, looking to rekindle its sagging smartphone business. Both models are to be available in early November.

The Mi MIX (left) and Mi Note 2

Global smartwatch shipments decline 51.6% on year in 3Q16, says IDC

Newswatch - Oct 26, 14:59

The worldwide smartwatch market experienced a round of growing pains in the third quarter of 2016 during which total shipments declined 51.6% on year to 2.7 million units, according to data from IDC.

Navigation device maker PaPaGo reports losses for January-September

Newswatch - Oct 26, 11:47

Taiwan-based own-brand navigation device maker PaPaGo has reported a net loss of NT$67.71 million (US$2.137 million) on revenues of NT$538.54 million for the first three quarters of 2016.

Apple announces fiscal 4Q16 results

Newswatch - Oct 26, 11:20

Apple has announced quarterly revenues of US$46.9 billion and net income of US$9 billion, or US$1.67 per diluted share, for its fiscal fourth-quarter ended September 24, 2016. These results compare to revenues of US$51.5 billion and net income of US$11.1 billion, or US$1.96 per diluted share, in the...

HTC losses narrow for 3Q16

Oct 26, 11:16

HTC managed to narrow its net losses to NT$1.8 billion (US$57.1 million) in the third quarter of 2016, down from NT$3.1 billion recorded a quarter earlier. EPS for the third quarter was a negative NT$2.18 compared to negative NT$3.17 in the previous quarter.


AMD reports 3Q16 results

Oct 25, 15:40

​AMD has announced revenues for the third quarter of 2016 of US$1,307 million, operating losses of US$293 million, and a net loss of US$406 million, or US$0.50 per share. Non-GAAP1 operating income was US$70 million and non-GAAP1 net income was US$27 million, or US$0.03 per share.

Foxconn to expand its operations in India in 2017, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 24, 20:57

Foxconn Electronics plans to expand significantly its operations in India in 2017, with projects including building a new production for production of iPhone devices, restoring a number of old plants and establishing new business outlets, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...

Samsung rolls out 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM package

Oct 24, 11:15

Samsung Electronics has introduced an 8GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM package designed for Ultra HD, large-screen devices. The 8GB mobile DRAM package utilizes four of 16Gb LPDDR4 memory chips and 10nm-class process technology.

Taiwan market: iPhone 7 tops market share in September, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 24, 10:57

There were 684,000 smartphones sold in the Taiwan market in September, increasing 3.1% on month, and iPhones had the largest market share at 29% in sales volume and 61.6% in sales value, according to the Apple Daily citing retail channels.

Leadtek pushing into medical market

Oct 21, 14:16

Taiwan-based professional graphics card vendor Leadtek Research has been aggressively pushing into the medical electronics market during the past few years and has recently sent its newly developed wearable medical device to be certified by Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare. The company expects...

Leadtek medical device

China smartphone vendors to buy more panels and other parts from local suppliers in 2017

Oct 21, 14:12

China-based smartphone vendors are expected to purchase more parts and components such as LCD panels from local suppliers for their smartphone production in 2017 amid their growing presence in the global market, according to sources from Taiwan handset supply chain.

India market: 35 million smartphones shipped in 3Q16, says Counterpoint

Newswatch - Oct 21, 11:43

Shipments of smartphones totaled 35 million units in India in the third quarter of 2016, increasing 21% on quarter and 25% on year, according to data released by Counterpoint Technology Market Research.

Verizon launches MediaTek-powered smartphone

Oct 21, 10:13

Verizon Wireless has launched the first-ever MediaTek-powered CDMA/LTE smartphone. The LG Stylo 2 V marks its debut as a certified smartphone chipset provider for Verizon, according to MediaTek.

Asustek ZF3 smartphones enjoy strong sales in the US, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 20, 12:25

Demand for Asustek Computer's latest smartphone series products, including the entry-level ZenFone 3 (ZF3), mid-range ZF3 Ultra, and high-end ZF3 Deluxe, in the US market has been higher than expected since the vendor began taking pre-orders at the end of September, according to a Chinese-language...

Global Sources Electronics Trade Show taking place in HK

Oct 19, 15:40

The 2016 Electronics Trade Show hosted by Global Sources is taking place in Hong Kong during October 18-21. About 2,600 booths will exhibit mobile consumer electronics including smartphones, tablets and smart wearable devices.

Huawei confident of reaching 2016 smartphone shipments target, say reports

Oct 18, 14:24

China-based vendor Huawei Technologies has shipped over 100 million smartphones globally so far in 2016 and is confident of attaining its goal of shipping 140 million units for the full year, according to media reports in China.

HTC to ship 1.5 million HTC Vive VR devices in 2017, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 18, 11:45

HTC is expected to ramp up shipments of its HTC Vive VR devices to 1.5 million units in 2017 compared to 400,000 units expected for 2016, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report, citing sources from international securities investment houses.

Apple to set up 2nd R&D center in China, says CEO

Oct 13, 15:38

Apple plans to set up a research and development center in Shenzhen, China, according to a China-based Shenzhen Economic Daily report, citing comments from Tim Cook. Apple opened an R&D center in Beijing in August.

Taiwan market: Samsung Note 7 problems increase demand for S7 Edge, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 13, 13:33

Samsung Electronics Taiwan is offering a refund or an exchange for other Samsung smartphones for the Galaxy Note 7. Channel retailers report that 90% of customers returning the Note 7 chose to get a Samsung S7 Edge instead of a refund, and the trend has quickly depleted their inventory, leaving them...

Taiwan market: Xiaomi aims to ship 600,000 Mi Band devices in 2016

Oct 13, 11:22

Xiaomi Technology is expected to ship a total of 600,000 units of its Mi Band wearable devices in the Taiwan market in 2016, according to sources from local retail channels.

Samsung slashes earnings guidance for 3Q16

Oct 13, 11:21

Samsung Electronics has slashed its profit guidance for the third quarter of 2016 by 33%. The announcement was made one day after the company disclosed it had halted production of the Galaxy Note 7 and stopped sales of the device.

Foxconn reports strong performance for September

Newswatch - Oct 12, 15:14

Foxconn Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$468.362 billion (US$14.817 billion) for September, up 49.78% on month and 1.62% on year.

Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments to grow 7% in 2016 and 2017

Oct 12, 14:16

Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow 7.2% on year to 1.42 billion in 2016 and another 7% to 1.52 billion units in 2017, according to the latest estimate by Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Samsung Note 7 issues may help Apple to regain number-1 crown in 4Q16

Oct 11, 20:44

With a series of battery fires reported with Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 and its latest announcement telling customers to turn off the smartphones immediately to prevent further incidents, Digitimes Research senior analyst Luke Lin expects the move to seriously impact Samsung's overall smartphone production...

Synnex September revenues hit 2016 high

Oct 11, 20:38

IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on October 11 reported consolidated revenues of NT$32.34 billion (US$1.03 billion) for September, the highest monthly level so far in 2016 with growth of 6.2% on month and 10.6% on year.

Arima Communications reports flat performance for September

Stockwatch - Oct 11, 11:13

Handset ODM Arima Communications has reported revenues of NT$1.832 billion (US$58.21 million) for September, up 0.27% on month but down 29.64% on year.

HTC September revenues hit 15-month high

Oct 7, 11:08

HTC has reported that its revenues for September grew 41.8% on month and 31.3% on year to a 15-month high of NT$9.33 billion (US$297.12 million).

MediaTek to triple India workforce in 3 years

Oct 7, 10:26

MediaTek has announced a training program to foster and develop talent for India's fast-growing handset industry, while disclosing plans to triple its workforce locally to 1,500 employees.

Japan market: Foxconn to launch in-house-produced smartphones

Oct 6, 15:13

Foxconn Electronics is expected to introduce its entry-level and mid-range smartphones into the Japan market through its subsidiary Sharp in the first quarter of 2017, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Google Pixel shipments expected to reach 3-4 million in 2016

Oct 6, 15:12

The recently launched Google Pixel smartphone is expected to reach 3-4 million shipments in the second half of 2016, according to Luke Lin, senior analyst of Digitimes Research. While this total pales in comparison to the number of iPhone 7 shipments expected through the end of the year, it will still...

VR, AR, AI developments to have greater scalability, says Google Taiwan head

Oct 6, 14:16

In addition to applications related to virtual reality (AR), augmented reality (AR) and Internet of Things (IoT), the development of artificial intelligence will have a greater scalability in the future, and Google will continue to strengthen its cooperation with Taiwan-based players in these areas,...

Chien Lee-feng, head of Google Taiwan

FIH Mobile warns net profits to fall 52% in 2016

Newswatch - Oct 4, 15:42

FIH Mobile has warned that its net profits for 2016 will be lower than US$110 million, decreasing 52% from the US$229 million recorded a year earlier.

Oppo aims to ship 130-140 million smartphones in 2017

Oct 4, 14:01

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo aims to ship 130-140 million smartphones worldwide in 2017, compared to 100 million units targeted for 2016, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.

Taiwan market: Asustek launches ZenFone 3 Max, targeting price-performance ratio-oriented buyers

Oct 3, 22:03

Asustek Computer launched its ZenFone 3 Max smartphones in Taiwan on October 3, featuring a 5.2-inch or 5.5-inch display, 4100mAh battery and a function to serve as a power bank. For the 5.2-inch model, the smartphone is equipped with MediaTek's quad-core processor, a HD IPS panel, 13-megapixel camera...

Fitbit sets up office in Taipei

Newswatch - Oct 3, 12:54

Smart wearable device vendor Fitbit has set up a branch office, Fitbit International, in Taipei, which will focus on marketing and R&D efforts in Taiwan, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

HTC Viveport app store going online in over 30 countries

Oct 3, 10:59

Viveport, HTC's app store for its Vive virtual reality headset, which opened in China in April, is now launching publicly in more 30 countries, according to HTC.

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments up 7% on month in August

Sep 30, 11:11

Shipments of smartphones in the Taiwan market totaled 663,000 units in August, an increase of 44,000 units or 7% from the previous month, according to data compiled by local retail channels.

Apple sets up first R&D center in China

Sep 29, 15:01

Apple has set up its first R&D center in China in Beijing's Zhongguancun Science Park, according to a statement issued by the Zhongguancun Park Management Committee.

Analog IC firm Leadtrend grows shipments for mobile devices

Sep 29, 14:20

Leadtrend Technology has enjoyed rising shipments of fast-charging solutions for mobile devices, which boosted its August revenues to a record NT$126 million (US$4.02 million).

China market: Xiaomi launches Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi TV 3s

Sep 28, 23:04

Xiaomi Technology has launched its new flagship smartphone products, the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus along with the Mi TV 3s, the company's first TV with artificial intelligent (AI) capabilities.

Mi TV 3s

Foxconn to produce smartphones for OnePlus in India, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 28, 12:00

Foxconn Electronics will begin to manufacture the OnePlus 3 smartphone for China-based vendor OnePlus in India in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Apple increasing part and component orders for iPhone 7, say touch panel makers

Sep 28, 11:38

Apple has increased its part and component orders for iPhone 7 devices, with order visibility for the fourth quarter of 2016 to be 20-30% higher than expected, according to sources from Taiwan-based touch panel makers.

Taiwan market: Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 4

Sep 27, 12:40

Xiaomi Technology has launched its Redmi Note 4 smartphone in the Taiwan market, priced at NT$5,999 (US$191) unlocked.

Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 4

Apple still leads in smartwatch sales, but sector growth slow, says Kantar Worldpanel

Newswatch - Sep 27, 11:27

As of July 2016, 15.2% of US consumers owned either a smartwatch or fitness band compared to 8.1% for the four major markets in Europe - the UK, Germany, France and Italy, according to the latest release of wearable device data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

Potential of wireless charging technology: Q&A with WPC chairman Menno Treffers

Sep 27, 10:56

To help foster the development of related wireless charging technology in Taiwan, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Taiwan Association of Information and Communication Standards (TAICS). Together with local research institutions and businesses, WPC and...

WPC chairman Menno Treffers

Digitimes Research: China starts tightening up control on third-party payment service companies

Sep 26, 16:51

The enactment of the administrative measures on non-financial institutions by the People's Bank of China (PBOC) in 2010 has since then resulted in a proliferation of more than 200 third-party payment service companies in China. However, a number of financial risk indexes in China have climbed along...

Foxconn permitted to repair iPhone at subsidiary in Shanxi, China, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 26, 15:50

Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) subsidiary in Shanxi, China has been permitted by the local government to conduct maintenance services for Apple's iPhone products, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Mobile signs pact with Tesla

Sep 23, 15:32

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has entered an agreement with Tesla to cooperate in the B2B connected car market in Taiwan, according to company president James Jeng.

TWM president James Jeng
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