HTC aims at 10% handset market share in India
Feb 5, 16:33
HTC will focus marketing on smartphones priced at INR10,000-30,000 (US$147-440) in the India market, aiming at taking a 10% share in the market, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report, citing company global sales president and CFO Chia-lin Chang.
Synnex Technology International reports revenues for January 2016
Stockwatch - Feb 5, 12:26
Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.68 billion (US$856 million) for January 2016, representing a 15.32% drop on month and 16.34% drop on year. 54.7% of consolidated revenues came from IT and related product lines, 6.6% from communication products, 26.1% from...
Lenovo reports fiscal 3Q15 revenues of nearly US$13 billion
Feb 5, 12:09
Lenovo has released its financial report for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 (April 2015-March 2016), posting revenues of US$12.913 billion, gross margin of 14.6%, operating profit of US$379 million and net profit of US$300 million.
China market: LeTV to launch Le Max Pro smartphone
Feb 2, 15:44
China-based LeTV is set to launch its new smartphone, the Le Max Pro, shortly, according to a China-based leiphone.com report. The vendor showcased the model at the recently concluded Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin.
Oppo ships 50 million smartphones in 2015
Feb 1, 10:30
China-based vendor Oppo has announced that it shipped 50 million smartphones globally in 2015, increasing 67% from a year earlier. The sales made Oppo the world's eighth-largest vendor in 2015, according to market data.
Commentary: Apple expected to see decreasing profits from hardware
Jan 29, 11:47
Apple is expected to see difficulties maintaining strong hardware sales, as sales of iPhone, iPad and Mac-series products during its fiscal first quarter of 2016 were all weaker than expected. Since mature markets are unlikely to see significant growth, while the China market is filled with uncertainties,...
Inventec Appliances hikes efficiency, cuts labor via automation
Jan 29, 10:53
Smartphone and smart hand-held device ODM Inventec Appliances has increased overall production efficiency by over 20% and reduced the workforce at its factories in eastern China from 21,000 employees originally to 17,000-18,000 through automating production lines, according to company president David...
Apple reports record fiscal 1Q16 results
Jan 27, 14:11
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 first quarter ended December 26, 2015. The Company posted record quarterly revenues of US$75.9 billion and record quarterly net income of US$18.4 billion, or US$3.28 per diluted share.
Huawei to lead smartphone vendors in shipment growth in 2016
Jan 26, 21:00
Huawei is expected to lead smartphone vendors with the highest shipment growth rate in 2016 as other brands including Samsung Electronics, Apple and Xiaomi are likely to see their shipments stay flat or even decline on year, according to industry sources.
China market: Meizu to cut personnel, says report
Jan 26, 14:09
China-based vendor smartphone Meizu plans to slash its workforce as part of its restructuring plan, with less than 5% of its total 4,000 employees to be affected, according to China-based sina.com report.
HTC announces key promotions
Jan 25, 11:12
HTC has announced the promotions of Jason Mackenzie to global executive vice president and Andre Lonne, his successor as president of HTC Americas.
HTC denies plans to spin off VR business unit
Jan 20, 14:05
HTC has denied a media report indicating that it plans to spin off its virtual reality (VR) business unit to form an independent company in a bid to boost its VR business. The company said it will continue to dedicate resources to the development of VR products to create maximum value for its shareh...
Taiwan market: HTC ships over 2 million Android phones in 2015
Jan 20, 14:00
HTC shipped over two million smartphones in the Taiwan market in 2015, representing an increase of over 20% from a year earlier and making it the top vendor for Android phones in the local market, according to Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia.
Worldwide IT spending forecast to grow 0.6% in 2016, says Gartner
Jan 19, 14:12
Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total US$3.54 trillion in 2016, just a 0.6% increase over 2015 spending of US$3.52 trillion, according to Gartner. 2015 saw the largest US dollar drop in IT spending since Gartner began tracking IT spending. US$216 billion less was spent on IT in 2015 than in 2014...
HTC reportedly to set up independent VR company
Jan 19, 11:33
HTC plans to spin off its virtual reality (VR) business unit to form an independent company in a bid boost its VR business operations, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.
Samsung, Oculus and HTC ready to strive in VR market
Jan 18, 21:32
The global virtual reality (VR) market is expected to begin gaining momentum soon as Samsung Electronics, Oculus and HTC are ready to compete with each other in the sector, according to industry sources.
Compal to set up smartphone factory in India
Jan 18, 11:22
Compal Electronics will set up a factory in New Delhi, India, specifically for assembly of smartphones for 3-4 vendors, with production to begin in March 2016, according to company president Ray Chen.
Taiwan market: Samsung launches 18.4-inch tablet
Jan 15, 11:45
Samsung Electronics has unveiled Galaxy View, a 18.4-inch tablet featuring in-house-developed Exynos 7580 1.6GHz 8-core processor, Full HD resolution, 2GB memory and 32GB storage, a 2.1-megapixel front camera, dimensions of 451.5 (H) by 275.8 (W) by 11.9 (D)mm and a weight of 2.65kg, for launch in...
Samsung to expand markets for Tizen-based Z3, says paper
Jan 14, 15:07
Samsung Electronics plans to expand export outlets for its Tizen-based Z3 smartphones to include Russia, Indonesia and other markets in Europe, in addition to the current market, India, according to a Korea-based Digital Times report.
Samsung to roll out 413 million handsets in 2016, says paper
Jan 14, 11:32
Samsung Electronics plans to roll out 413 million handsets in 2016, a decline of seven million units or 1.6% from the 420 million units it produced in 2015, according to a Korea-based Chosunibo report, citing a company's internal report.
Commentary: Challenges facing iPhone suppliers
Jan 13, 12:31
Taiwan-based makers in the iPhone supply chain must have been aware that sales of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have gradually lost their momentum, meaning Apple's orders for iPhones and related parts and components are going to decline in the short term.
Synnex Technology continues hot streak with December revenues
Jan 11, 22:47
Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on January 11 reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.866 billion (US$1.03 billion) for December, hitting a monthly record for the third consecutive month.
China market: Xiaomi announces Hongmi 3
Jan 11, 22:39
China-based Xiaomi has announced its Hongmi 3 smartphone, priced at CNY699 (US$106) and is marketing the product by mainly pushing its long battery life.
Qualcomm regains competitive edge in China solution market
Jan 11, 11:53
Qualcomm has regained its competitive edge in China's smartphone solution market as it has managed to renew licensing agreements with a number of China-based handset vendors, according to sources from Taiwan's handset industry.
Arima reports decreased sales for December
Stockwatch - Jan 11, 10:37
Arima Communications has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.255 billion (US$37.52 million) for December 2015, decreasing 24.67% on month and 31.95% on year.
Huawei expects to ship 120 million smartphones in 2016
Jan 8, 16:27
Huawei is expected to further ramp up its smartphone shipments to 120 million units in 2016, buoyed by growing sales momentum of its products in Europe and emerging markets, as well as improved brand image, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.