Huawei ships 28.3 million smartphones in 1Q16, says report
Jul 1, 12:10
China-based vendor Huawei Technologies shipped 28.3 million smartphones globally in the first quarter of 2016, hiking 64% on year, and aims to ship 140 million units in 2016, according a Chinese-language Tencent report citing Huawei's end product manager Kevin Ho.
HTC, investment firms to form VR venture capital alliance
Jun 30, 15:11
HTC has announced that it has teamed up with a total of 28 venture investment companies, including Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners, to form the Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA) to promote the development of the global VR industry and its ecosystem.
HTC invests more capital into overseas subsidiary
Stockwatch - Jun 29, 21:53
HTC has invested an additional US$2 million into its overseas subsidiary HTC (BVI). The new capital is to finance future investment projects to be carried out by the subsidiary.
Sony to ship 9 million PS VR headsets in 2016, says paper
Newswatch - Jun 27, 13:52
Sony is expected to ship up to six million units of PlayStation VR (PS VR) headsets in 2016, accounting for 67% of the global VR HMD market, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times reports, citing data fromTaipei-based Topology Research Institute.
Quanta to launch 360-degree VR add-on camera
Jun 27, 11:25
Quanta Computer has developed a 360-degree live VR (virtual reality) streaming add-on camera through cooperation with ImmerVision, a Canada-based developer of immersive optical and imaging technology, and will launch the product at the end of 2016, the Taiwan-based ODM's chairman Barry Lam said at...
HTC seeks to spin off VR business
Jun 27, 10:43
The establishment of an independent VR (virtual reality) subsidiary will help HTC build alliances with, or solicit equity investment from, potential strategic partners, HTC president for global sales Chia-lin Chang said at the company's latest general shareholders meeting.
Foxconn chairman expects channel retail business to grow strongly in 1 year
Jun 23, 15:06
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo has told investors that the company has already resumed its channel retail business, but he refused to provide details on the business' current status. However, he believes the business will achieve great results in many markets including...
Asustek, HTC caught up in Tessera patent infringement case in the US
Jun 22, 15:33
Commenting on US-based Tessera Technologies and its subsidiary Invensas filing lawsuits against players such as Broadcom and Avago as well as Asustek Computer and High Tech Computer (HTC) for infringing its semiconductor equipment patents, Asustek said that the company values intellectual property...
Foxconn chairman looks at LeEco ecosystem for possible cooperation
Jun 22, 14:07
Foxconn Electronics chairman Terry Gou and a number of top executives of the EMS giant have recently visited an experience shop of the "LeEco ecosystem" operated by China-based conglomerate LeEco (formerly LeTV) in Shenzhen to tap the possibility of enhancing cooperation between the two companies,...
HTC confirms departure of former CEO
Jun 22, 12:02
HTC has confirmed that its former CEO Peter Chou has left the company. Chou is currently serving as chairman of Hong Kong-based Digital Domain though he is still an honorary consultant to HTC.
Himax provides Quad HD display driver IC for Tango-enabled AR smartphone
Jun 21, 11:12
Himax Technologies has announced its HX8396-A display driver IC has secured the design win in the world's first augmented reality (AR) smartphone, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The Phab 2 Pro is built on Google's Project Tango platform, a new technology that enables location-specific content for AR gaming and...
Asustek becomes largest client of Arima Communications
Jun 17, 10:44
Asustek Computer has accounted for about 40% of Arima Communications' smartphone shipments to become the largest client, followed by LG Electronics with about 20% and Sony Mobile Communications which was the largest client over the past few years, according to industry sources.
Wearable shipments to reach 213.6 million units worldwide in 2020, says IDC
Jun 17, 10:01
Worldwide shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach 101.9 million units by the end of 2016, representing 29% growth over 2015. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, the market for wearable devices will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.3%, culminating...
Asustek cuts 2Q16 revenue guidance due to weak smartphone demand
Jun 14, 14:11
Because of weaker than expected demand in the Asia Pacific market, the smartphone industry is entering a new era of competition and smartphone ASPs are dropping. Asustek Computer has announced it will reduce its revenue target for the second quarter, down from NT$95-100 billion (US$2.93-3.09 billion)...
HTC launches new mid-range smartphone, ties up with Bethesda Softworks
Jun 14, 13:56
HTC has unveiled a new mid-range smartphone, the HTC One S9, which will be available at its exclusive shops in the Taiwan market on June 17 priced at NT$9,990 (US$309) unlocked. The device will be also available at the counters of the top-five telecom operators starting July 1 under package deals.
Asustek sees stable performance in Brazil
Jun 8, 16:32
Asustek Computer CEO Jerry Shen has pointed out that the company is rather cautious about its operations Brazil, which has see high inflation, increasing unemployment and weakening consumption for the past few years.
Worldwide smartphone sales to slow in 2016, says Gartner
Jun 8, 16:21
Gartner expects global smartphone sales twill continue to slow and will no longer grow in double digits. Worldwide smartphone sales are expected to grow 7% in 2016 to reach 1.5 billion units. This is down from 14.4% growth in 2015. In 2020, smartphone sales are on pace to total 1.9 billion units.
Synnex sees increased May revenues
Jun 7, 12:19
IT and consumer electronics distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$27.38 billion (US$840 million) for May, increasing 3.5% on month and 25.0% on year.
HTC May sales performance remains weak
Newswatch - Jun 6, 22:49
HTC has reported revenues of NT$6.75 billion (US$208.44 million) for May, increasing 17.3% sequentially but declining 37.4% from a year earlier.
Worldwide smartphone growth to slow to 3.1% in 2016, says IDC
Jun 3, 14:41
Smartphone shipments are expected to grow 3.1% in 2016, which is a substantial slowdown from the 10.5% growth in 2015 and 27.8% in 2014, according to IDC. The forecast is 2.6pp lower than IDC's previous forecast for 2016 on the basis of the continued slowdown in mature markets and China.
Asustek expected to focus on development of IoT, robots, AR/VR
Jun 3, 12:36
Asustek Computer is expected to shift its development focus to Internet of Things (IoT), robot and virtual /argument reality (VR/AR) products, seeing the motherboard/graphics card and notebook markets continuing to suffer from weakening demand.
MediaTek stepping up development for auto electronics, VR
Jun 3, 10:11
MediaTek's R&D teams have started to work with Europe-based car vendors and worldwide handset firms on the development of the company's product lines targeted at automotive electronics and virtual reality (VR) applications, according to industry sources.
Foxconn integrating Sharp, Nokia marketing efforts
Jun 2, 15:37
Foxconn Electronics has begun to integrate the marketing and sales efforts of Sharp's smartphones and Nokia's feature phones after taking control of the two brands recently, according to industry sources.
HTC to spin off VR business in 3Q16, says paper
Newswatch - Jun 1, 13:10
HTC is expected to spin off its virtual reality (VR) business in the third quarter of 2016 at the earliest, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report, citing company chairperson Cher Wang.
Everyone wants in on virtual reality opportunity
Jun 1, 11:04
If the IT industry has not quite entered the era of virtual reality (VR), most key players at Computex Taipei 2016 are trying to expedite the process. Major technology launches on the first day of Asia's largest tradeshow touched on how VR will be enabled in the upcoming years. ARM staked out the mobile...