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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

Digitimes Research: Shipments of VR video-enabled smartphones, bundled VR devices to soar in 4Q16

Sep 23, 12:29

The penetration rate of VR-enabled smartphones and tablets, as well as shipments of VR devices bundled with gaming consoles or PCs will continue to soar in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

Oculus reportedly in talks with MSI for VR cooperation

Sep 22, 12:14

Oculus reportedly is also interested in virtual reality (VR) backpack PC products developed by Micro-Star International (MSI), and the two companies are currently in talks for cooperation, according to industry sources.

China market: LeEco launches new smartphone

Sep 22, 11:14

China-based LCD TV and smartphone vendor LeEco has launched its new Le Pro 3 smartphone and with the device, the company is expected to ship over 15 million smartphones in 2016, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

LeEco Le Pro 3 smartphone

Microsoft unveils Nokia 216 feature phone

Newswatch - Sep 22, 09:01

Microsoft has unveiled a new feature phone, the Nokia 216, which sports a 2.4-inch QVGA display enabling Internet browsing, viewing pictures, playing videos and gaming.

Nokia 216

Taiwan market: China smartphone vendor Meitu launches M6

Newswatch - Sep 21, 21:40

China-based smartphone vendor Meitu has launched its Meitu M6 smartphone in the Taiwan market. The Meitu M6, which features a 5-inch Full HD display and an octa-core MediaTek Helio 10P CPU, is available at NT$12,990 (US$414) unlocked.

China market: Asustek launches ZenFone 3, notebooks and 2-in-1s

Sep 21, 16:09

Asustek Computer announced its new notebooks and smartphones including ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 Ultra, ZenBook 3, Transformer 3 and Transformer 3 Pro in China on September 20.

Taiwan market: HTC launches Desire 10 Lifestyle

Newswatch - Sep 21, 14:49

HTC has begun marketing its mid-range HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle smartphone in Taiwan and globally. The Desire 10 Lifestyle, which features a 5.5-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU and a 13-megapixel main camera, is available at NT$7,990 (US$255) unlocked in the local market.

iPhone 7 materials costs higher than previous versions, IHS says

Sep 21, 14:47

The bill of materials (BOM) for an iPhone 7 equipped with 32GB of NAND flash memory carries US$219.80 in bill of materials costs, according to a preliminary estimate from IHS Markit.

China market: Smartphone vendors foray into mobile payment market

Sep 21, 12:39

With the number of mobile payment users in China still expanding robustly and is likely to reach 200 million in 2016, which is more than five times the market size in the US, brand smartphone vendors including Apple, Samsung Electronics and local brands Huawei and Xiaomi Technology have forayed into...

Acer to release VR backpack for 2017, targeting B2B market

Sep 21, 11:48

Acer is planning to launch a virtual reality (VR) backpack for 2017, but instead of the consumer sector, the product will mainly focus on the business to business (B2B) market. The product will sell with the StarVR head-worn VR device, which Acer has partnered with Sweden-based game developer Starbreeze...

Jerry Kao,IT products business division general manager at Acer

Asustek launches ZenFone 3 in Russia, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 19, 15:41

Asustek Computer recently hosted a product launch conference in Moscow, Russia and is the largest vendor in the country for many product lines including motherboards, graphics cards and notebooks. Asustek's ZenFone smartphone is also the second best-selling in the country's 5.5- to 6-inch segment,...

China market: LeEco set to launch new smartphone on September 21

Newswatch - Sep 19, 15:31

China-based LCD TV and smartphone vendor LeEco is set to release a new smartphone on a product event in Beijing on September 21, according to media reports in China. The vendor is anticipated to launch the LeEco Pro 3 smartphone.

Sprint intros MediaTek-powered smartphone

Sep 19, 14:36

Sprint has introduced the LG X Power, which features the MediaTek Helio P10-series chipset. The device is the first MediaTek-powered smartphone available from Sprint breaking new ground for MediaTek in the US market.

China market: Oppo still ramping up component, panel orders, say sources

Sep 19, 13:50

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo, which had its shipments impeded partially by tight supply of flat panels recently, has continued to ramp up its orders for parts and components, particularly panel products, as it still aims to ship 100 million smartphones in 2016, according to sources from Taiwan's...

China-based wearable device vendors see shipments growth in 2Q16, says IDC

Sep 14, 16:38

China shipped 9.54 million wearable devices in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 13.2% from the previous quarter and up 81.4% from a year earlier, according to IDC's China Wearable Device Market Quarterly Tracker report. Shipments of basic wearable devices such as wristbands, children's watches...

HTC to unveil new Desire smartphones on September 20

Newswatch - Sep 14, 11:07

HTC is expected to unveil two new models of its Desire-series products, the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle, during an online product event to be held on September 20.

China market: Xiaomi investigating smartphone explosions

Sep 13, 15:34

China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology has commissioned a third-party organization to investigate two cases of explosions of its smartphones breaking out in China recently, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.

MSI partners with HTC to release VR One backpack PC

Sep 13, 14:00

Micro-Star International (MSI) has launched the VR One, a virtual reality (VR) backpack PC, in partnership with HTC's Vive team, featuring high-end specifications, specially designed connection cables and light weight.

MSI VR One backpack PC

Smartphone shipments grow 3% on year in Indonesia in 2Q16, says IDC

Newswatch - Sep 12, 11:53

Total smartphone shipments in the Indonesia market recorded a moderate 3% on-year and 22% on-quarter growth in the second quarter of 2016, according to IDC. Growth was a seasonal increase due to Ramadan, with vendors increasing supply in order to cope with demand.

Asustek August revenues up on month

Sep 12, 10:57

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$39.858 billion (US$1.26 billion) for August, increasing 19.55% on month but decreasing 2.38% on year, and NT$295.795 billion for January-August, inching up 0.04% on year.

Acer sees August revenues drop on year

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:45

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.974 billion (US$604.33 million) for August 2016, representing a 10.96% increase on month and 9.64% drop on year.

China smartphone vendors face high inventory levels

Sep 9, 12:21

China-based smartphone vendors have become more conservative about placing orders for parts and components for the fourth quarter of 2016 due to concerns of rising inventory levels and uncertainty due to competition, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Apple pulls in chip orders for new Apple Watch, say sources

Sep 9, 11:47

Apple has increased chip and component orders for its new Apple Watch Series 2 products with monthly shipment volumes for August and September both surpassing two million units, according to sources from the supply chain in Taiwan.

India market: China smartphone vendor setting up retail shops in tier-2, -3 cities

Sep 9, 11:00

China-based smartphone vendors have stepped up efforts to promote sales in tier-2 and -3 cities in India in order to maintain their shipment momentum in the local market, according to media reports in China.

Commentary: Business outlook for HMD VR devices still unclear

Sep 8, 16:00

With HTC, Samsung Electronics, Oculus and Google keenly developing hardware devices and related software solutions, the virtual reality (VR) industry looks promising. But not all industry watchers are confident about the business prospects for headed-mounted display (HMD) VR devices.

China smartphone vendors to place more orders with Taiwan ODMs

Sep 8, 13:53

China-based smartphone vendors are likely to place more orders for mid-range to high-end models with Taiwan-based handset ODMs as they are shifting their focus to the high-end segment, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

Apple introduces iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Sep 8, 11:37

Apple has introduced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 7 series is the first water and dust resistant iPhone. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in more than 25 countries beginning September 16.

Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Basic wearables soar and smart wearables stall as worldwide wearables market climbs 26.1% in 2Q16, says IDC

Sep 7, 21:42

Shipments of wearable devices reached 22.5 million in the second quarter of 2016, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. Despite a decline in shipments for one of the largest vendors, the overall market for wearable devices grew 26.1% on year as new use cases are slowly starting...

LG unveils new flagship smartphone

Sep 7, 21:07

LG Electronics has unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the V20, for 2016. The new smartphone features a 5.7-inch QHD IPS main display, 2.1-inch secondary screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU and a 3200mAh battery, with 4GB RAM/64GB ROM.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset makers to post decreased shipments in 4Q16

Sep 7, 12:13

Shipments of handsets, mostly smartphone models, by Taiwan-based handset makers are expected to peak at 14.49 million units in the third quarter of 2016 before sliding to 13.47 million units in the fourth quarter, according to an estimate of Digitimes Research.C

Foxconn shipping new iPhones from Henan, say reports

Newswatch - Sep 6, 22:04

As of September 5, Foxconn has shipped out a total of 371,000 units of next generation iPhone devices through customs in Henan province, China. The new iPhones are designated for markets including the US, UK, Netherlands and Italy, according to media reports in China.

HTC sees revenues up on month in August

Newswatch - Sep 6, 21:12

HTC has reported revenues of NT$6.58 billion (US$209.94) million) for August, up 4.11% on month but down 4.51% on year. Accumulated 2016 revenues through August totaled NT$46.58 billion, decreasing 47.56% from a year earlier.

Taiwan market: HTC begins selling fitness bands

Newswatch - Sep 6, 21:04

HTC has has begun selling the UA Band smart fitness bracelet in the Taiwan market and will launch the UA Heart Rate at the end of September. HTC co-developed the devices with US-based Under Armour

Synnex sees increased August revenues

Sep 6, 21:00

IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on September 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$30.45 billion (US$960 million) for August, the highest monthly level so far in 2016 with growth of 5.9% on month and 8.3% on year.

China market: TP-Link to launch own-brand smartphones

Sep 6, 13:55

China-based wireless networking/communication device vendor TP-Link Technologies is currently showcasing a number of smartphones at the ongoing IFA 2016 trade fair and plans to launch two models under own brand Neffos in early 2017, according to media reports in China.

TP-Link showcasing products at IFA 2016

MediaTek rumored to receive RFQ for wireless charging chip from Apple, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 5, 16:02

Apple reportedly has issued a request for quotation (RFQ) to MediaTek recently for wireless charging chips for an iPhone case, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing sources from the related upstream supply chain.

Apple reportedly hikes order volumes for new iPhone devices

Sep 5, 11:19

Apple reportedly has revised upward orders by 10% for parts and components needed for production of the new iPhone devices scheduled to be released on September 7, according to sources from the iPhone supply chain in Taiwan.

IFA 2016: Acer unveils VR devices and new notebooks

Sep 1, 12:33

Acer has unveiled a number of new products, including ultrathin notebooks, Chromebooks, VR devices, 2-in-1 models, tablets and smartphones, at a product presentation prior to the opening of IFA 2016.

Acer new gaming notebook the Predator 21X

IFA 2016: Asustek launches new mobile devices

Sep 1, 12:16

Asustek Computer unveiled its latest innovations at the pre-show conference before IFA 2016 including its ZenWatch 3 smartwatch, new 2-in-1 devices and gaming notebooks.

Asustek ZenWatch 3 smartwatch

HTC to unveil HTC One A9s at IFA 2016, says report

Aug 31, 11:50

HTC is expected to unveil a number of new smartphones at the upcoming IFA 2016, which may include the HTC One A9s, Desire 10 Pro, Desire 10 Lifestyle and two models of Nexus phones, according to a Chinese-language Central News Agency (CNA) report.

Taiwan market: LG launches X-series smartphones

Aug 31, 11:35

LG Electronics has launched two models of its new X-series smartphones, the LG X Fast (X5) and the X Power (X3), in the Taiwan market, aiming to ramp up the sales value of smartphones sold in the local market by over 50% on year in 2016.

Samsung announces mass production of 14nm Exynos chips

Aug 30, 21:17

Samsung Electronics has announced mass production of the Exynos 7 Quad 7570 built on 14nm process technology for the budget smartphone market as well as other IoT devices. Exynos 7570 is also Samsung's first Exynos processor to fully integrate a Cat.4 LTE 2CA modem and connectivity solutions including...

Samsung 14nm Exynos chips

China market: Coolpad looks to make a turnaround, says paper

Aug 30, 15:47

China-based smartphone vendor Coolpad has recently launched a new model, the Coolpad Cool 1, aiming to ship a total of 50-60 million smartphones in 2016 and over 100 million units in 2017, according to a Chinese-language China Business News (CBN) report.

Taiwan market: Sharp launches Aquos Z2 smartphone

Aug 26, 12:15

Sharp has launched its latest smartphone, the Aquos Z2, in the Taiwan market. The device will be available in early September, priced at NT$8,990 (US$284) unlocked.

Sharp launches Aquos Z2 in Taiwan

Asustek to struggle to reach 2016 smartphone shipment target

Aug 26, 11:46

Asustek Computer will struggle to attain its revised goal of shipping 25 million smartphones in 2016 due to strong competition it faces from local vendors in China, as well as from China- and India-based vendors in India, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to up over 16% on quarter in 3Q16

Aug 25, 10:36

Global tablet shipments will bounce back 16.3% sequentially to reach nearly 47 million units in the third quarter, but the volume will still be down over 10% compared to the same quarter a year ago, showing the market is still in no condition of recovering, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Smartphone sales up slightly in July

Newswatch - Aug 24, 21:37

Sales of smartphones in the Taiwan market totaled 619,000 units in July, increasing 1.9% from the previous month, according to data compiled by local retail channels.

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