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Asustek faces challenge to hit 2015 target shipments of 25 million smartphones

May 25, 13:54

Asustek Computer has seen consumers in the China market have returned nearly 200,000 ZenFone smartphones due to issues when upgrading from Android 4.4 to Android 5.0, which is expected to affect sales of ZenFone 2 in China and consequently pose a challenge to Asustek's target global shipments of 25...

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China market: Price competition for 4G smartphones heating up

May 25, 11:20

China Unicom and handset vendor Xiaolijiao have jointly launched an ultra-low priced 4G smartphone, the Honglajiao, in China, which is likely to trigger a new round of price-cut competition for 4G models in the market, according to sources in Taiwan's handset supply chain.

China-based white-box vendors push dual-OS tablets

May 22, 15:37

China-based white-box tablet vendors, in view of stagnant demand for tablets in general and falling demand for white-box models, have offered Windows/Android dual-OS models in an attempt to stimulate demand.

Intel, Rockchip jointly promoting SoFIA 3G-R SoCs in China

May 22, 15:16

Intel and China-based Rockchip Electronics have recently stepped up their joint efforts to promote the quad-core SoFIA 3G-R (C3230RK) SoC solutions to the white-box tablet sector in China, aiming to squeeze more market share out from rival suppliers including MediaTek, Allwinner Technology, and Spreadtrum...

Lenovo revenues up 21% in fiscal 4Q14

May 22, 11:47

China-based IT vendor Lenovo has published its financial report for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 (April 2014-March 2015), with revenues of US$11.3 billion growing 21% on year.

BlackBerry targeted for acquisition, say sources

May 22, 11:37

BlackBerry is once again being pinpointed as a target for acquisition after it managed to swing back to profitability in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 (December 2014-February 2015) following its recent corporate restructure, according to industry sources.

iPhone shipments to reach over 230 million in 2015, says firm

May 22, 10:57

The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the next iPhone, rumored to be called iPhone 6S, will enter mass production in June 2015 and be shipped in the third quarter of the year, with the quarterly shipments projected to reach 24 million units, according to TrendForce.

Fitbit maintains leadership share of wearable band market before Apple Watch entrance, says Canalys

May 21, 21:11

The wearable band market grew over 150% as more than seven million units were shipped in the first quarter of 2015, according to Canalys.

LG to launch 2 flagship smartphones for mid-range segment, says report

May 21, 14:33

LG Electronics plans to launch two flagship smartphones, the G4 Stylus and G4c, for the mid-range market in the next couple of weeks to boost its overseas shipments, according to a Korea-based The Korea Herald report.

Asustek pushing 2 smartwatches designed by notebook and motherboard teams

May 21, 14:27

Asustek Computer is planning to push two smartwatch series, the ZenWatch and the VivoWatch. Internally the notebook team will handle ZenWatch R&D and the motherboard team is in charge of the VivoWatch. Asustek is hoping the internal competition will help brainstorm new innovations, according to...

Shipments of 2-in-1s to grow over 60% on year in 2015, says MIC

May 21, 14:20

Notebook shipments, which are being impacted by tablets, are expected to drop 2.7% on year to reach 167 million units in 2015, but 2-in-1 device shipments are expected to grow 62.5% on year to reach 13 million units due to Microsoft's aggressive promotions, according to figures from the Market Intelligence...

China white-box players remain aggressive about tablet market, but brand vendors hold back

May 21, 11:18

Despite the fact that first-tier vendors including Samsung Electronics, Asustek Computer, Lenovo and Toshiba have significantly reduced the number of new tablet products for the second half to cut costs, white-box players in China continue to push into the tablet market with full strength, according...

HTC may reduce component orders for HTC One M9 by 30%, say sources

May 21, 10:55

HTC may cut its orders for related parts and components for its flagship smartphone, the HTC One M9, by as much as 30% due to lower-than-expected sales for the model in the end-market, according to sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain.

TSMC to manufacture fingerprint sensors for next iPhone

May 20, 20:56

TSMC will reportedly manufacture fingerprint sensors for use in the next-generation iPhone series at its 12-inch wafer fabs using 65nm process technology, according to industry sources.

Google seeking new partners for nexy generation Nexus phones; China vendors may prevail

May 20, 15:46

Google will continue to roll out its next-generation Nexus smartphones, and a number of handset vendors including Lenovo, Xiaomi Technology, Huawei and LG Electronics are likely to gear up efforts for winning the cooperation project, according to sources at Taiwan's supply chain.

Arima, Silitech, Merry post poor results in 1Q15

May 19, 15:10

Handset ODM Arima Communications and component suppliers Silitech Technology and Merry Electronics have all reported poor results for the first quarter of 2015 due to seasonality.

Commercial tablet and 2-in-1 expansion accelerates in Western Europe, says IDC

May 15, 16:25

According to figures published by IDC, the overall tablet market in Western Europe remained challenged in the first quarter of 2015, declining 10.5% on year with shipments totaling 8.5 million units. The contraction, however, was mainly the result of sluggish consumer demand as the expansion of tablets...

Xiaomi ships nearly 15 million smartphones in 1Q15, says report

May 15, 15:36

Xiaomi Technology shipped 14.98 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2015 compared to 11 million units shipped a year earlier, the China-based 163.com quoted company CEO Lei Jun as reporting.

Taiwan market: Microsoft releases 3 smartphones for entry-level to mid-range segment

May 15, 11:46

Microsoft has launched three smartphones, the Lumia 640 LTE, Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM and Lumia 430 Dual SIM, in the Taiwan market, targeting the entry-level to mid-range segment.

Microsoft introducing new Lumia devices

Taiwan market: HTC to launch One M9+ smartphone

May 15, 11:16

HTC has launched its new flagship model, the HTC One M9+, in the Taiwan market, priced at NT$23,000 (US$781) unlocked.

Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia

Taiwan market: Samsung to launch blue topaz Galaxy S6

May 13, 15:00

Samsung Electronics plans to launch its limited edition of blue topaz Galaxy S6 in the Taiwan market on May 18, to cash in on the current high demand for the Galaxy S6 devices in the local market, according to the Korea-based vendor.

Asustek keeps smartphone shipment goal unchanged despite slower sales in 1Q15

May 13, 11:29

Asustek Computer's goal of shipping 25 million smartphones in 2015 remains unchanged despite the weaker than expected shipment performance in the first quarter of the year, according to company CEO Jerry Shen.

Wistron ships 1.4 million notebooks in April

May 12, 22:08

Wistron has announced it shipped 1.4 million notebooks, 900,000 smart handheld devices, 600,000 LCD monitors, 1.1 million desktops, 500,000 LCD TVs and 160,000 servers in April 2015.

Asustek 1Q15 net EPS hits 3-year low

May 12, 21:49

Asustek Computer recorded net EPS of NT$4.96 (US$0.157) for the first quarter of 2015, its lowest quarterly level since the second quarter of 2012, the company said at a May 12 investors conference.

China market: Handset shipments up 11% on year in April, says report

May 12, 21:39

Handset shipments in China totaled 45.201 million units in April, increasing 11% from a year earlier, according to a China-based QQ.com report. For the first four months of 2015, China's handset shipments reached 154 million units, up 9% on year.

Taiwan market: Competition for entry-level smartphones heating up

May 12, 15:22

Competition in Taiwan's entry-level smartphone market is intensifying as a number of vendors including Asustek Computer, HTC, InFocus and Xiaomi Technology have stepped up their presence in the segment, according to sources at the local retail channels.

Acer revenues decrease in April

Stockwatch - May 12, 15:17

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$15.824 billion (US$515 million) for April 2015, representing a 36.05% drop on month and 17.81% drop on year.

China market: Smartphone sales decline on year in 1Q15, says IDC

Newswatch - May 12, 12:08

Smartphone shipments in China contracted 4% on year to 98.8 million units in the first quarter of 2015, the first time in six years that China's smartphone market has declined on a yearly basis, according to IDC.

Foxconn sees increased April revenues

May 11, 11:06

EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$352.468 billion (US$11.48 billion) for April 2015, growing 4.19% on month and 19.71% on year, and NT$1.367 trillion for January-April, rising 16.08% on year.

Synnex sees decreased April revenues

May 8, 15:27

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$25.9 billion (US$844 million) for April, decreasing 7.8% on month and 5.5% on year.

Commentary: Acer, Asustek dive into smartphones, wearable devices may not bear fruit

May 8, 13:52

Acer and Asustek Computer have both stepped up efforts to promote sales of smartphones and wearable devices such as smartwatches and bracelets as a means to boost revenues for 2015. But it remains to be seen if these devices will help the vendors make up the earnings shortfall caused by sluggish PC...

New Apple Watch has lowest ratio of hardware costs to retail price, IHS teardown reveals

May 8, 11:12

The Apple Watch has the lowest hardware costs compared to retail price of any Apple phone IHS Technology has researched, according to a preliminary estimate by IHS. The teardown of the Apple Watch Sport by IHS estimates that the actual hardware costs are only about 24% of the manufacturer's suggested...

Pegatron expects 2Q15 notebook shipments to grow 15-20% sequentially

May 8, 10:57

Pegatron expects its notebook shipments in second-quarter 2015 to increase 15-20% sequentially, according to company CEO Jason Cheng.

Taiwan market: Xiaomi launches Mi 4i smartphone

May 8, 10:52

Xiaomi Technology has unveiled one of its latest smartphones, the Mi 4i, in the Taiwan market. The model will be available at NT$6,499 (US$212) unlocked, starting May 15.

Huga Barra, vice president, Xiaomi

Microsoft Mobile decreasing orders to supply chains

May 7, 13:57

Microsoft Mobile is putting in decreased orders to supply chains for lower-priced smartphones as demand in emerging markets has been lower-than-expected.

China market: Xiaomi launches Mi Note Pro

May 6, 22:00

Xiaomi Technology has unveiled its new high-end smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, which sports a 5.7-inch QHD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 CPU, and 13-megapixel camera with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.

Taiwan makers to benefit from new smartphones from Xiaomi, LeTV

May 6, 21:51

Taiwan-based handset ODMs and component suppliers, including Pegatron, Foxconn Electronics, Compal Electronics and Largan Precision, are expected to benefit from strong sales of new smartphones released by China-based Xiaomi Technology and LeTV recently, according to industry sources.

China smartphone vendors look for more supplies of CMOS image sensors

May 6, 21:48

China-based smartphone vendors reportedly are suffering shortages in the supply of CMOS image sensors from Sony as the Japan-based supplier has given priority to Apple and Samsung Electronics, according to sources in Taiwan's handset supply chain.

China market: Prices for 4- and 8-core handset chips to fall

May 6, 14:16

Prices for 8-core handset chips are set to fall below US$10 in 2015 while those for quad-core chips will slip to US$5, as chipmakers start a price war, according to industry sources in China.

The mbed IoT ecosystem: Q&A with ARM CEO Simon Segars

May 6, 11:16

Through intensified cooperation with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and MediaTek, semiconductor IP provider ARM performed well in 2014, seeing its clients ship over 12 billion units of ARM-based SoCs and over 550 million units of Mali-based GPUs, mostly to mobile devices such as...

ARM CEO Simon Segars

HTC April revenues down

Stockwatch - May 5, 15:59

High Tech Computer (HTC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$13.542 billion (US$441.32 million) for April 2015, representing a 32.37% drop on month and 38.66% drop on year.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan to ship 25.5 million handsets in 2Q15

May 4, 22:01

Taiwan-based vendors HTC and Asustek Computer as well as ODMs Foxconn Group (including FIH Mobile and Chi Mei Communication Systems), Compal Electronics and Wistron will ship 25.50 million handsets during the second quarter of 2015, increasing 44.9% on quarter and 20.5% on year, according to Digitimes...

ECS nets NT$0.68 per share for 1Q15

May 4, 12:17

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) recorded consolidated revenues of NT$11.858 billion (US$376 million), net operating profit of NT$440 million, net profit of NT$377 million and net EPS of NT$0.68 for the first quarter of 2015, according to the company.

Apple iPhone captures 12% smartphone market share in China in 1Q15, says Strategy Analytics

May 4, 12:12

Smartphone shipments to China totaled 109.8 million units in the first quarter of 2015, rising 17% from 93.6 million units a year earlier, according to Strategy Analytics. Xiaomi maintained first position, but Apple is rapidly closing the gap with a 12% market share in second place.

Taiwan market: Asustek to launch VivoWatch in early May

May 4, 11:09

Asustek Computer will launch its new smartwatch, the VivoWatch, in the Taiwan market on May 8, priced at NT$4,588 (US$149), according to the company. The new wearable device will be also available in Europe and Asia-Pacific later.

Asustek VivoWatch

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to stay flat on quarter and reach 49.31 million units in 2Q15

Apr 30, 15:24

Global tablet shipments are expected to stay flat from a quarter ago and reach 49.31 million units in the second quarter of 2015, but compared to the same quarter a year ago, the volume will drop close to 10%. Apple's iPad shipments are expected to decline to 9.8 million units, down 30% on year, according...

Samsung reports decreased profits for 1Q15

Apr 30, 13:38

Samsung Electronics has reported net profits of KRW4.63 trillion (US$4.35 billion) for the first quarter of 2015, down 38.2% from the KRW7.49 trillion of a year earlier. Meanwhile, revenues for the first quarter reached KRW47.12 trillion, down 11% on quarter.

India market: Huawei aims to ship 2 million smartphones in 2015

Apr 30, 10:33

Huawei aims to ramp up its smartphone shipments to India to two million units in 2015, according to Zhao Ming, president of Huawei's Honor Business Unit. Huawei held a 4% share of the smartphone market in India in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Taiwan market: Xiaomi to launch Mi 4i in May

Apr 29, 16:04

Xiaomi Technology plans to launch its new smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 4i, in the Taiwan market on May 7, with its global vice president Hugo Barra presiding over the product event.

HTC to raise outsourcing in 2015, says CFO

Apr 29, 15:23

HTC is likely to raise the ratio of smartphones outsourced to ODM partners in 2015, according to company president of global sales and CFO Chang Chia-lin.

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