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  • Danen Technology sees increased April revenues

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  • Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to grow 9.7% sequentially in 2Q16

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  • Global tablet shipments in 1Q16 estimated at 39.6 million units, says IDC

    Before Going to Press | May 3, 20:44

  • HMI to see strong rebound in 2Q16, says report

    Before Going to Press | May 3, 20:43

  • Edison Opto suffers net loss per share of NT$0.26 for 1Q16

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  • Advantech nets NT$2.08 per share for 1Q16

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  • Gintech Energy posts 1Q16 net EPS of NT$1.16

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  • Acer steps into digital signage via cooperation with AOpen

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  • TSMC to withdraw form Motech board of directors

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  • GlobalWafers nets NT$0.78 per share for 1Q16

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  • Quanta Computer denies reported layoffs

    Before Going to Press | May 3, 20:39

  • Global Ultra HD TV panel shipments in 1Q16 hike 77%, says Sigmaintell

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  • China market: Xiaomi to launch new smartphones with in-house developed APs

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  • Asustek Computer leads gaming notebook sales

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  • Apacer 1Q16 EPS hits 5-quarter high

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  • China market: More white-box handset makers to phase out of market

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  • Adata 1Q16 profits soar

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Taiwan market: HTC launches 2 new mid-range smartphones

Newswatch - May 3, 22:04

HTC has launched two new models of its mid-range Desire-series smartphones, the Desire 825 and Desire 830, targeting the sub-NT$10,000 segment of Taiwan's smartphone market.

Android Open Source market opportunities shrinking as Android One becomes viable market contender

May 3, 14:39

Overall smartphone share of the global handsets market is slowing as mobile phone (or feature phone) sales show some resilience through local brands in emerging markets. While ABI Research finds major China-based vendors are continuing to witness solid volume growth, the market region could be on the...

Digitimes Research: iPhone shipments to rebound in 3Q16, but ASP to drop to US$600

May 3, 11:21

Apple is expected to ship 41-43 million iPhone devices in the second quarter of 2016 (or Apple's fiscal third quarter) before ramping up shipments to 45-48 millionin the third quarter, according to the latest estimate of Digitimes Research, which made the assessment based on Apple's recently released...

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HTC sells land to improve financial operations

May 3, 11:17

HTC has reported that it sold recently a land lot located in Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan for a total of NT$2.88 billion (US$89.29 million), which will generate an income of NT$990 million.

iPhone shipments to continue to drop in 2Q16

Apr 28, 16:03

Shipments of iPhone devices are expected to continue to decline to around 40 million units in the second quarter of 2016 (or Apple's fiscal third quarter) after shipments dropped 16% on year to 51.19 million units in the first quarter, sources from the iPhone supply chain in Taiwan have estimated.

Worldwide smartphone growth goes flat in 1Q16, says IDC

Newswatch - Apr 28, 15:31

Global smartphone shipments reached 334.9 million units in the first quarter of 2016, up slightly from the 334.3 million units shipped a year earlier, marking the smallest on-year growth on record, according to IDC.

Taiwan market: Smartphones sales dip in March; Samsung outperforms Apple in volume sales

Newswatch - Apr 28, 12:55

Sales of handsets, mostly smartphones, totaled 672,000 units in the Taiwan market in March, a decline of 37,000 units from the previous month and 21,000 units from a year earlier period, according to a Chinese-language sogi.com report, citing data compiled by local retail channels.

Apple sees iPhone shipments drop in fiscal 2Q16

Newswatch - Apr 28, 10:23

Apple has announced that it posted quarterly revenues of US$50.6 billion and quarterly net income of US$10.5 billion, or US$1.90 per diluted share for the fiscal 2016 second quarter ended March 26. Quarterly iPhone shipments reached 51.1 million units, down 16.5% on year.

High-end smartphone sales decelerating, affecting IC orders

Apr 27, 11:49

Sales of high-end smartphones are decelerating, affecting orders for ICs and other parts and components, according to sources from Taiwan-based IC design houses.

PC, handset supply chain makers conservative about prospects for 2016

Apr 27, 11:15

Makers in the PC and handset supply chains in Taiwan are conservative about a business rebound in the second half of 2016 as well as the overall performance for the entire year amid unfavorable business news from the sectors, including layoffs at Intel and declining iPhone shipments.

HTC to launch accelerator programs to foster development of VR industry

Newswatch - Apr 26, 22:26

HTC has announced plans to inject over US$100 million to carry out a business accelerator program, HTC Vive X, to foster development of the virtual reality (VR) industry.

Cher Wang announcing HTC Vive X accelerator program in Beijing

Inspection service company Sporton posts EPS NT$1.80 for 1Q16

Newswatch - Apr 26, 13:59

Mobile device testing service company Sporton International has reported net profit of NT$160 million (US$4.94 million) for the first quarter of 2016, up 2.87% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.80 for the quarter, down from NT$1.86 of a year earlier.

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile to continue ramping up share in high-end smartphone segment

Apr 26, 12:14

Sony Mobile Communications will continue to ramp up its share in the over-NT$15,000 (US$462) segment of Taiwan's smartphone market in 2016 although high-end smartphones' share of the overall local market is declining, according to Sony Mobile Taiwan general manager Jonathan Lin.

New models of Xperia family products

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments to drop in 2016

Apr 26, 11:20

Smartphone shipments in Taiwan are expected to drop on year in 2016 as the penetration rate of smartphones in the local market has already reached a rather high level, a market condition which is unlikely to trigger a new wave of replacement demand, according to market sources.

Taiwan market: Microsoft launches Lumia 950 smartphone

Apr 25, 15:32

Microsoft has launched its Windows 10-based high-end Lumia 950 smartphone in Taiwan and will initially push the device into the enterprise sector.

HTC to hold Vive strategy, ecosystem conference in Beijing

Apr 25, 12:26

HTC will hold a conference on strategy and ecosystem for HTC Vive in the China market in Beijing on April 26. Company chairperson and CEO Cher Wang will host the meeting.

China market: ZTE launches two new smartphones

Newswatch - Apr 21, 16:12

ZTE has announced two new smartphones, the ZTE A910 priced at CNY1,299 (US$201) and the ZTE V7 Max starting at CNY$1,799, according to a China-based tech.163.com report.

The ZTE V7 Max

China market: LeTV launches 3 new smartphones, to ship15 million smartphones in 2016

Apr 21, 15:30

LeTV has launched three new smartphones, the Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2, at a product launch conference in Beijing, China and said it will expand its operations in markets including India, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the US, hoping overseas sales to ramp its overall smartphone shipments to...

LeTV introducing new smartphones in Beijing

Vendors to release 2-in-1s with stylus in 3Q16

Apr 21, 14:45

Rising demand for 2-in-1 devices has increased the adoption of stylus support by brand vendors. In addition to Microsoft and Apple, Huawei, Acer, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell and Asustek Computer are also planning to release 2-in-1 devices with a stylus for the third quarter.

China white-box players eye VR, robot business opportunities

Apr 21, 14:08

With virtual reality (VR) becoming a hot topic in the IT industry, China-based white-box players have been aggressively releasing inexpensive head-worn VR devices and home-care robots, and even formed a supply chain ecosystem specifically for VR products. Currently, the retail channel in Shenzhen is...

Handset supply chains in Taiwan, China face inventory losses

Apr 21, 11:25

Makers in the handset supply chains in Taiwan and China are becoming more conservative about building up inventories for parts and components due to intensifying competition in the China market as a result of the release of the iPhone SE, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.

Digitimes Research: Shipments of Oculus Rift CV1 delayed on shortage of lenses

Apr 21, 10:51

Shipments of Oculus' first virtual reality (VR) device, the Rift CV1, will be delayed to August due to a shortage of parts. While Oculus is reluctant to reveal which components are in short supply, Digitimes Research's sources indicate that there is a shortage of its customized Fresnel lenses.

Over 100 China makers rushing into VR device market

Apr 20, 14:01

More than 100 companies in China have stepped into the development of virtual reality (VR) devices, focusing on entry-level products initially, according to trade sources.

Global smartphone shipments reach 292 million units in 1Q16, says TrendForce

Newswatch - Apr 20, 11:25

The worldwide smartphone shipments totaled 292 million units in the first quarter of 2016, down 18.6% from the previous quarter and 1.3% from a year earlier, according to TrendForce.

Qualcomm signs 3G/4G patent license agreement with Yulong

Newswatch - Apr 20, 11:03

Qualcomm has announced that it has signed a new 3G and 4G Chinese patent license agreement with Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Coolpad group.

China handset suppliers still ramping feature phone shipments

Apr 19, 12:05

Some China-based handset suppliers are still ramping sales of feature phones at lower prices to emerging markets where demand for such devices remains strong due to insufficient next-generation mobile communication networks and lower purchasing power, according to trade sources.

Mobile products, IoT, VR and robots spotlighted at Hong Kong Electronics Fair

Apr 14, 15:53

Hong Kong Electronics Fair Spring Edition is being hosted from April 13-16 and products such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, peripherals, IoT applications, robots and virtual reality are the focuses of the show.

Huawei aims to surpass Apple and Samsung in China smartphone market in 5 years, says CEO

Apr 14, 13:59

Huawei Technologies aims to surpass Apple and Samsung Electronics as the largest smartphone vendor in the China market in five years, according to a China-based sina.com report, citing company rotating CEO Eric Xu.

Huawei Technologies aims to ship 140 million smartphones in 2016

Apr 13, 15:34

Huawei Technologies aims to ship 140 million smartphones worldwide in 2016, 44% of which will be mid-range and high-end models. The company aims at revenues of US$30 billion in 2016 for its Consumer Business Group consisting of smartphones, tablets and consumer networking/communication devices.

Taiwan market: Oppo to launch R9

Apr 13, 11:58

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo will launch the R9, an Android 5.1 selfie smartphone, in the Taiwan market at a contract-free retail price of NT$14,990 (US$460) on May 1.

Oppo R9 selfie smartphone

Taiwan market: HTC 10 unveiled

Apr 13, 11:56

HTC has unveiled HTC 10, an Android 6.0 flagship smartphone, in Taiwan and will launch it in the local market at a recommended retail price of NT$22,900 (US$702) for the 32GB version and NT$24,900 for the 64GB version on April 15, according to the vendor.

HTC flagship smartphone HTC 10

Asustek reports increased March revenues

Apr 11, 12:53

IT vendor Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$48.57 billion (US$1.48 billion) for March, rising 37.23% on month and 15.30% on year. Its January-March consolidated revenues totaled NT$119.254 billion, falling 10.11% sequentially but growing 6.58% on year.

Taiwan market: iPhone SE launches

Apr 8, 15:54

Apple on April 7 launched the 4-inch iPhone SE in the Taiwan market, with a 16GB version for sale at NT$15,500 (US$473) and 64GB model at NT$19,500, according to sources from the local retail channels.

iPhone SE is 3 iPhone generations rolled into 1, IHS teardown reveals

Apr 7, 21:16

A preliminary estimate by IHS and its teardown and cost benchmarking service shows that the iPhone SE smartphone costs about US$160 to build. The US version of an entry-level iPhone SE with 16GB of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$156.20, which rises to US$160.00 when the manufacturing...

Huawei launches new flagship P9 for high-end smartphone market

Apr 7, 14:54

Huawei has unveiled its new premier smartphone, the Huawei P9, in London, which is expected to compete head to head with Apple's iPhone 6s and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S7.

Xiaomi invests in India-based video content provider, says report

Newswatch - Apr 7, 13:31

Xiaomi Technology will invest US$25 million in India-based digital entertainment content provider Hungama, in a bid to integrate Hungama's content with its smartphones launched in India, according to a China-based tech.qq.com report.

China market: 2nd-tier smartphone vendors post strong shipment growth in 2015

Apr 7, 10:29

China-based second-tier smartphone vendors, including Vivo, Oppo and Gionee, managed to continue ramping up their shipments in 2015 despite dwindling demand and industry consolidation in the local market, according to China-based Beijing Business Today report.

HTC March revenues drop on month and on year

Stockwatch - Apr 6, 21:42

High Tech Computer (HTC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.14 billion (US$127.57 million) for March 2016, representing a 1.34% drop on month and 79.3% drop on year.

HTC teams up with London-based Harrods to promote HTC Vive

Apr 6, 21:39

HTC has announced that it will team up with Harrods to establish an HTC Vive experience zone at its flagship department store in London, offering customers the ability to get hands-on demonstrations and to pre-order the VR device.

Asustek ZenFone 3 specifications leaked, reports paper

Newswatch - Apr 6, 13:41

Asustek Computer's next-generation smartphone, the ZenFone 3, will feature a metal body, 2.5D screen, USB Type-C interface, fingerprint identification and laser auto focus, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Compal aims to hike 2016 revenue proportion for non-notebook products to 30%

Apr 1, 15:36

Compal Electronics aims to increase the revenue proportion for non-notebook product lines in 2016 to 30%, according to the company.

Global smartphone sales to grow 7% in 2016, says Gartner

Mar 31, 22:25

Global smartphone sales will, for the first time, exhibit single-digit growth in 2016, according to Gartner.

Chip orders from Apple slow, say sources

Mar 31, 10:50

Chip orders from Apple are relatively slow in the second quarter of 2016 compared to those in the same quarter in previous years, according to industry sources.

Xiaomi unveils Mijia brand for non-smartphone products

Mar 30, 15:09

Xiaomi Technology has unveiled a new brand, Mijia, for product lines other than smartphones, according to the company. Xiaomi has sold 18.5 million smart wrist bands, 89.6 million power supplies and one million air purifiers, the company added.

Taiwan market: Samsung ranks top smartphone vendor in sales volume in February

Mar 29, 11:25

Samsung Electronics ranked as the number one smartphone vendor in the Taiwan market in February with a 22% share, according to data compiled by local retail channels.

China market: Coolpad revenues down, but profits up in 2015

Newswatch - Mar 25, 16:11

China-based smartphone vendor Coolpad has reported that revenues for the whole group reached HK$14.668 billion (US$1.89 billion) in 2015, decreasing 41.09% from a year earlier. However, net profits grew 353.25% on year to HK$2.311 billion in the year.

Acer splits into 2 major business groups

Mar 25, 12:26

Acer has announced the division of its core and new businesses into two groups. The new structure will address the diverse development needs of IT hardware products versus cloud services, smart devices and e-businesses, allowing for each group the independence to focus within its ecosystem.

Taiwan market: LG launches modular G5

Mar 25, 12:14

LG Electronics has unveiled its G5, an Android 6.0 modular smartphone, in Taiwan at a contract-free retail price of NT$23,900 (US$724) with availability to begin in early April. The Korea-based vendor said it expects to ship 30,000 units of the G5 a month in the Taiwan market.

Intel IDF Shenzhen to promote IoT

Mar 24, 14:59

Intel will host Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Shenzhen, China on April 13, focusing on Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Intel will also unveil its latest business strategies as well as investments and partnerships in China during the event.

HTC to hold product presentation on April 12

Mar 23, 22:03

HTC will hold product presentations in Taipei, New York and London on April 12. The vendor is expected to unveil its new flagship model for 2016, likely named HTC M10, during the event.

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