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Optical filter maker Apogee sees revenues up in November

Dec 13, 14:22

Active/passive optical filter maker Apogee Optocom has reported revenues of NT$41.13 million (US$1.37 million) for November, up 22.39% on month but down 27.6% on year.

Notebook ODMs see rising shipments in November

Dec 12, 11:12

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs have announced their November shipments with Quanta Computer shipping 3.9 million units, up from 3.5 million in October. Quanta's notebook shipments reached 38.7 million in the period from January to November.

Notebook ODMs saw growing shipments in November

Acer sees revenue growth in November

Dec 8, 17:20

Acer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$23.61 billion (US$781.96 million) for November, representing a 5.13% increase on month and 3.89% increase on year.

Asustek reports on-month revenue growth for November

Dec 8, 17:19

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$42.13 billion (US$1.4 billion) for November, up 21.55% on month, but down 13.54% on year.

Compal reports over 30% on-year growth in November revenues

Dec 8, 17:18

Compal Electronics has registered consolidated revenues of NT$93.9 billion (US$3.11 billion) for November, growing 8.95% on month and 32.6% on year.

Component demand for iPhone X weakening, say sources

Dec 8, 14:46

Despite having enjoyed a surge in orders for the iPhone X in September and October, sources from the upstream component supply chain saw their shipments for iPhone devices weaken in November and are likely to drop further in December.

iPhone X component suppliers suffering from weakening shipments

Synnex November revenues hit record high

Dec 8, 09:40

IT and consumer electronics distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$38.7 billion (US$1.28 billion) for November, hitting monthly record and increasing 15.98% on month and 27.78% on year.

Taiwan market: Vivo launches V7, V7+

Dec 7, 13:50

China-based smartphone vendor Vivo has officially entered the Taiwan market with the launch of its Vivo V7 and V7+, priced at NT$9,900 (US$329) and NT$10,900, respectively.

Vivo Taiwan vice president Wei Chi-feng

HTC reports decreased November revenues

Dec 7, 10:49

HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.663 billion (US$188 million) for November, decreasing 6.61% sequentially and 26.16% on year, mainly due to decreased shipments of Pixel 2 to Google.

HTC is expected to ship more U11+ in December

Smartphone chips suppliers to see gross margins rebound in 2018

Dec 6, 13:26

Smartphone chip solution providers including MediaTek, Spreadtrum Communications and Qualcomm are expected to see their gross margins rebound in 2018, as smartphone vendors are incorporating more fucntions to drive more innovative applications to shore up the unit prices of their new models, according...

Wireless charging solution providers to benefit from iOS 11.2

Dec 5, 15:49

Taiwan-based wireless charging solution providers, including Generalplus Technology, Holtek Semiconductor, Nuvoton Technology and ENE Technology, are expected to see their sales increase significantly after Apple released its iOS 11.2 which supports 7.5W wireless charging technology, according to industry...

Panel makers ramping up production of all-screen displays

Dec 5, 11:55

Flat panel makers including Innolux, AU Optronics (AUO) and BOE Technology are ramping up their production of profiled all-screen displays in response to rising demand from the smartphone sector, according sources from upstream suppliers.

Penetration rate of all-screen smartphones to increase significantly in 2018

LandMark ramping 10G PON shipments

Dec 4, 15:06

GaAs and laser diode (LD) epitaxial wafer maker LandMark Optoelectronics expects shipments of new products for 10G PON (passive optical network) products for FTTH applications to experience significant growth starting the first quarter of 2018.

Strong early iPhone X adoption positions Apple for market leadership, says IHS Markit

Dec 4, 12:53

In eight countries, the iPhone X already accounts for over 2% of the iPhone active installed base just three weeks after its first availability on November 3. The leading countries for iPhone X adoption are markets with high gross domestic product (GDP) per head such as Singapore, Denmark, Switzerland...

RoyalTek eyes profitable operations in 2018

Dec 1, 15:34

GPS navigation module maker RoyalTek may see difficulties to achieve profitable operations in 2017 due to shrinking market and its client base, but increasing car-electronic product orders from a client in Japan may help the company to swing back to profitability in 2018, according to company CFO David...

RoyalTek expects to see improving performance in 2018

Global semiconductor industry continues upward trend in 3Q17, says IHS Markit

Dec 1, 14:02

The semiconductor industry continued its upward trend in the third quarter of 2017, notching a 12% sequential growth to US$113.9 billion with strength across all application markets, according to IHS Markit.

Xiaomi, Baidu to jointly develop integrated IoT/AI ecosystem

Nov 29, 15:16

Xiaomi Technology has teamed up with Internet service provider Baidu to jointly develop an integrated IoT+AI ecosystem in China. The hardware-software integrated ecosystem will be established by leveraging Xiaomi's application scenarios, smart hardware devices, big data and Baidu's AI technology, mass...

Connected devices on Xiaomi IoT platform

Taiwan market: Xiaomi to accelerate business operation

Nov 28, 14:54

Xiaomi Technology will further enhance its presence in the Taiwan market in 2018 by expanding the number its retail shops and introducing more smart household appliances into the local market, according to Xiaomi Taiwan general manager Henman Lee.

Taiwan market: Huawei launches Mate 10 series smartphones

Nov 24, 10:37

Huawei has launched its Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones in the Taiwan market with the availability to begin on November 28. The Mate 10 carries a price tag of NT$20,900 (US$697), and the Mate 10 Pro NT$26,900.

Huawei launches Mate 10 in Taiwan

Taiwan market: Oppo launches R11s

Nov 23, 11:37

China-based vendor Oppo has launched its new model, R11s, an all-screen Android smartphone, in the Taiwan market with the availability to begin in early December at prices starting NT$15,900 (US$530) unlocked.

Oppo launches R11s in Taiwan

Xiaomi taps ex-MediaTek executive as investment partner

Nov 22, 14:08

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology has appointed former MediaTek co-COO Jeffrey Ju as a partner of its industrial investment unit, sparking widespread concerns in Taiwan's IC design industry.

Xiaomi hiring talent from Taiwan to sharpen its management

Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments to reach over 1.5 billion units in 2018

Nov 22, 13:59

Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow 5% on year to reach 1.43 billion units in 2017 and expand another 4.8% to over 1.5 billion units in 2018, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Worldwide tablet shipments to reach 128 million units in 2018

Nov 21, 14:28

Seeing all-screen smartphones continue eroding tablet demand, tablet vendors, to differentiate the two product lines, are turning aggressively to promote 10-inch and above models with consumer-friendly prices, hoping to trigger a replacement trend. Digitimes Research expects worldwide tablet shipments...

Taiwan market: Smartphone sales remain weak in October

Nov 21, 12:50

Sales of smartphones in the Taiwan market totaled 581,000 units in October, down 1.02% from the previous month and 19.53% from a year earlier, according to data compiled by local retail channels.

Taiwan market: Garmin to launch vivomove HR

Nov 20, 16:16

Garmin has unveiled vivomove HR, a stylish hybrid smart atch, for launch in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$6,990 (US$231) for a sports edition and NT$9,990 for a premium model, according to sources at Garmin Taiwan.

Garmin stylish hybrid smartwatch vivomove HR (sports edition)

Taiwan market: HMD Global to launch new Nokia 3310 3G

Nov 20, 14:48

Finland-based HMD Global will soon launch new Nokia 3310 3G feature phone in the Taiwan market at a price tag of around NT$2,000 (US$66.48), in cooperation with Far EasTone Telecommunications, according to a HMD Global announcement.

Automotive electronics to see strongest growth through 2021, says IC Insights

Nov 17, 15:58

Automotive electronic system sales are forecast to rise by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from 2016 through 2021, which is the highest among six major end-use system categories, according to IC Insights.

Austria chipmaker ams partners with China firm to develop 3D sensing camera solutions

Nov 17, 13:17

Austria-based ams and China-based Ningbo Sunny Opotech, an optical image system solution provider, have announced a collaboration to jointly develop and market 3D sensing camera solutions for mobile devices and automotive applications.

HTC prepares Ultra HD VR HMD for 2018

Nov 17, 10:18

HTC is reportedly planning to release a new head-mounted display (HMD) supporting Ultra HD resolution in 2018 at the earliest, and together with the newly released standalone Vive Focus and an expected price cut on its existing HTC Vive in the near future, the vendor's VR device shipments are expected...

Over 1,100 VR applications available at Viveport, says HTC

Nov 16, 16:49

The number of VR (virtual reality) applications available at HTC's VR App store, Viveport, has reached over 1,100, including 800 supporting VR gaming arcades and over 300 supporting subscription services, according to sources at HTC.

HTC unveils Vive Wave VR platform to promote the develpment of VR

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments up on quarter in China in 3Q17

Nov 16, 11:44

Smartphone shipments in the China market reached 112.8 million units in the third quarter of 2017, increasing 18.6% sequentially but decreasing 1.9% on year. China shipments accounted for 31.3% of the global smartphone shipments in the quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Garmin to launch D2 Charlie aviator watch

Nov 15, 16:00

Garmin has unveiled D2 Charlie, a watch specifically designed for aviators, for the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$32,990 (US$1,092), according to Garmin Taiwan.

China market: HTC unveils standalone Vive Focus VR headset

Nov 15, 14:02

HTC has unveiled the Vive Focus, its all-in-one VR headset, at the Vive Developer Conference held in Beijing recently. The model features an AMOLED display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip and a handheld controller to allow users six degrees of freedom (6DoF) as they explore virtual environments.

Huawei announces OpenLab in Malaysia

Nov 14, 11:28

Huawei has announced the construction of a new OpenLab in Malaysia, which will serve as an open, flexible, and secure platform for joint innovation with local partners.

More smartphone vendors developing foldable models

Nov 13, 15:49

A number of smartphone vendors, including Huawei, Oppo, and Samsung Electronics are playing catch-up on the development of foldable smartphones after China's ZTE debuted its first foldable model recently, according to industry sources.

Qualcomm signs purchase MoUs with China smartphone vendors

Nov 13, 14:46

Qualcomm has announced that it has signed three non-binding memoranda of understanding (MoU) wherein Xiaomi Technology, Oppo Mobile Telecommunications and Vivo Communication Technology each expresses a nonbinding interest in the purchase of components with an aggregate value of no less than US$12 billion...

Android camp reportedly seeking to renegotiate royalties with Qualcomm

Nov 13, 14:19

The Android camp could follow the steps of Apple to temporarily suspend royalty payments to Qualcomm aiming to force the US-based chip vendors back to the negotiating table to work out "fairer" royalty schemes, according to industry sources.

Asustek revenues drop in October

Nov 10, 17:51

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$34.66 billion (US$1.15 billion) for October 2017, representing a 23.16% drop on month and 9.51% drop on year.

Global smartphone shipments up 5.9% on year in 3Q17, says Canalys

Nov 10, 15:33

Global smartphone shipments reached 375.9 million units in the third quarter of 2017, up 5.9% from a year earlier, according to Canalys.

HTC reports 10th consecutive quarterly loss

Nov 10, 10:47

HTC has reported net losses of NT$3.1 billion (US$102.63 million) for the third quarter of 2017, the company's 10th consecutive quarterly loss. EPS for the quarter was negative NT$3.80.

HTC counts on HTC U11+ for a rebound in 4Q17

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 of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$370.25.

Oppo, Xiaomi to adopt 3D sensors for smartphones in 2018

Nov 9, 11:40

China-based vendors Oppo and Xiaomi Technology will adopt 3D sensing solutions for smartphones to be launched in 2018, with such solutions to be developed by Himax Technologies via cooperation with Qualcomm and the sensor modules to be produced by Truly Opto-Electronics, according to industry source...

Spreadtrum chips adopted by Accent for smartphones sold in North Africa

Nov 9, 10:46

Spreadtrum Communications, a China-based fabless chipmaker specializing in mobile SoCs, has announced its solutions have been selected by Accent, an IT brand based in Morocco, for two smartphone models sold in the North Africa region.

Synnex October revenues up on year

Nov 8, 14:41

IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.368 billion (US$1.10 billion) for October, slipping 11.03% sequentially but growing 20.46% on year.

HTC revenues decrease in October

Nov 7, 16:47

HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.06 billion (US$201 million) for October, down 6.8% on month and 25.8% on year.

Digitimes Research: China vendors to see 11% growth in smartphone shipments in 4Q17

Nov 7, 15:25

Smartphone shipments, including exports, by China-based vendors are expected to reach 199.1 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, up 11.1% from the 179.2 million units shipped a quarter earlier, according to an estimate of Digitimes Research.

Top-5 smartphone vendors occupy over 75% of China market, says IDC

Nov 7, 10:55

While the smartphone market in China declined 1% on year in shipment volume in third-quarter 2017, the share of the top-five smartphone vendors there grew from 65.2% in second-quarter 2016 to 76.0% in third-quarter 2017, according to IDC. In particular, Xiaomi saw a good on-year growth while Apple...

Apple likely to expand supply chain for Apple Watch

Nov 6, 15:58

Apple has seen an over 50% sequential increase in Apple Watch Series 3 sales in the fiscal quarter ended September 30, and some market watchers expect that Apple is likely to add more partners into its upstream supply chain to increase its profitability, while reducing production risk.

TSMC 3nm fab construction to kick off in 2020, chairman says

Nov 6, 13:47

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) founder and chairman Morris Chang said at a recent company event that the pure-play foundry will start constructing its advanced 3nm wafer fab located at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) in 2020.

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

China smartphone brands all set for Single's Day

Nov 3, 14:28

China-based smartphone brand vendors including Oppo, Xiaomi and BBK Electronics (Vivo) have begun launching new promotions and price cuts for their devices for China's Singles' Day demand, according to sources from channel retailers.

China smartphone brands all set for Single's Day
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