Computex looks to take on new identity
May 31, 08:51
This year's Computex Taipei 2016 will mark a turning point for Asia's biggest tradeshow, as Taiwan begins asserting itself as being not only the center of the global ICT supply chain but also as a key partner for building the global technology ecosystem and driving innovation. This new positioning...
Powering the cloud: Intel embraces new identity
May 30, 22:09
The next wave of computing is now beginning to define the IT industry, where the boundaries of computing are expanding as billions of smart and connected devices, new data-rich services and cloud apps fueled by the Internet of Things (IoT) increasingly bring new experiences to our lives. Aligning itself...
China market: Suning setting up VR experimental shops
May 30, 15:35
China-based Suning Commerce Group is currently building the largest VR (virtual reality) experimental platform in China, planning to build as many as 300 VR experimental shops within three months, according to media reports from China, citing the group's chairman Zhang Jingdong.
Taiwan market: Oppo launches R9 Plus smartphone
May 27, 16:21
Oppo has unveiled its latest smartphone, the Oppo R9 Plus, in the Taiwan market with the availability to begin on June 1, priced at NT$16,990 (US$522) unlocked for a 64GB version and NT$18,990 for a 128GB version, according to Oppo Taiwan.
ZTE plans to set up 23 flagship retail stores globally in 2016
May 27, 15:34
China-based telecom equipment vendor ZTE plans to set up 23 flagship retail stores around the world by the end of 2016, 20 in major cities of China and one each in Germany, Russia and Mexico, according to the company's Mobile Device CEO Adam Zeng.
Taiwan market: Smartphone sales slow down in April
Newswatch - May 25, 22:40
Sales of handsets, mostly smartphones, in the Taiwan market totaled 650,000 units in April, decreasing 2.9% from the previous month, according to data compiled by local retail channels.
Huawei to launch Daydream-based smartphones, HMDs
May 23, 15:52
Huawei plans to integrate its Kirin CPU products with Qualcomm's processors to roll out smartphones and head-mounted devices (HMD) supporting Google's Daydream VR (virtual reality) platform before year-end 2016, according to a China-based tech.qq.com report, citing sources from the company.
Apple iPhone shipments fall 14% in 1Q16, says Gartner
May 20, 15:35
Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 349 million units in the first quarter of 2016, a 3.9% increase over the same period in 2015, according to Gartner. Samsung extended its lead over Apple with 23% market share, while Apple had its first double-digit on-year decline with iPhone sales down...
Commentary: Foxconn moves one step further to become brand operator
May 20, 09:10
The move by the Foxconn Group to take up control of two global technology brands, Sharp and Nokia, in less than two months has raised concerns that the EMS/OEM giant will eventually transform itself into a brand operator - a title which Foxconn has long dreamed for but has to deny.
Competition in VR market among Taiwan brands heating up
May 19, 11:51
Both Asustek Computer and Acer will follow the step of smartphone vendor HTC to enter the virtual reality (VR) device market soon, heating up competition among local brands in the segment, according to industry sources.
HTC US still taking orders for Vive, says company
May 19, 10:07
Consumers in the US are still able to order the HTC Vive via HTC's official website in the country, the vendor's senior global online communications manager Jeff Gordon has said in response to a report that claimed the website was not available to take additional orders because there was a shortage...
Microsoft to sell feature phone business
May 18, 21:34
Microsoft has announced it has reached an agreement to sell its entry-level feature phone assets to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of the Foxconn Group, and HMD Global, Oy for US$350 million.
FIH Mobile suffers net losses for 1Q16
May 18, 11:03
Hong Kong-listed handset ODM FIH Mobile, a member of the Foxconn Group, has announced revenues of US$1.083 billion for the first quarter of 2016, dropping 46.22% on year.
Japan market: Asustek is top SIM-free smartphone vendor in FY2015, says paper
Newswatch - May 16, 15:20
Sales of SIM-free smartphones totaled 1.705 million units in Japan in fiscal 2015 (from April 2015 to March 2016) with Taiwan-based Asustek Computer being the top vendor in the segment with a 35.7% share, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report, citing data from Japan-based...
Upcoming exhibitions to promote IT innovations
May 12, 11:43
Six exhibitions are expected to come up in May and June, promoting the latest IT innovations including PC, smartphone, smart wearable device, robot and Internet of Things (IoT) applications
Asustek revenues drop in April
May 11, 15:04
Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$26.07 billion (US$801.77 million) for April, dropping sharply by 42.4% on month and 12.7% on year. Combined consolidated revenues for the first four months of 2016 were NT$136.12 billion, up 3.1% on year.
Synnex April revenues up on year
May 11, 11:37
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$26.45 billion (US$816 million) for April, decreasing 8.4% on month but increasing 3.6% on year.
China market: Xiaomi unveils large-size Mi Max smartphone
May 11, 11:34
Xiaomi Technology has unveiled its new Mi Max smartphone, which features a 6.44-inch Full HD 342ppi display, the biggest smartphone the vendor has ever launched. Along with the large-size smartphone, the company also unveiled its new smartphone platform, the MIUI 8.
HTC suffers heavy losses for 1Q16
Newswatch - May 10, 11:28
HTC has reported net loss of NT$2.616 billion (US$80.59 million) for the first quarter of 2016, which were higher than market expectations and represented the company's fourth quarterly loss in a row.
Acer to launch gaming smartphone in 4Q16, says paper
Newswatch - May 9, 15:11
Acer plans to launch a gaming smartphone in the fourth quarter of 2016 at the latest, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report, citing ST Liew, president of Acer's Smart Product Business Group (SPBG).
FIH Mobile issues earnings warning on weak demand
May 6, 12:01
FIH Mobile, an OEM handset unit of the Foxconn Group, has issued an earnings warning, expecting its net profits for the first half of 2016 to reach only US$10-20 million, a decline of 84.4-92.2% from US$129 million recorded a year earlier.
China market: Xiaomi delays Mi Band 2 launch
May 5, 15:11
Xiaomi Technology will delay the launch of its second-generation Mi Band 2 to June, one month behind its original schedule, company CEO Lei Jun said in a statement posted on China-based social media platform weibo.com.
Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments to grow in 2Q16
May 5, 14:21
Shipments of smartphones in the Taiwan market are expected to stage a rebound in the second quarter of 2016, triggered by the adjustment of 4G service pricing by major telecom operators, according to sources from local channels.