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Asustek to ramp up smartphone shipments to 35-40 million units a year, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 16, 14:50

Asustek Computer aims to ramp up its smartphone shipments to 35-40 million units a year to account for 3% of the global shipments in the next three years, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report, citing company CEO Jerry Shen.

Smartphone vendors likely to brace for component shortages in 2017

Jan 16, 11:38

The risk for the global handset industry to brace for a shortage in supplies of some key components, including displays, memory products and optical sensing devices, in 2017 is rising due to strong demand from China-based smartphone vendors, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chains.

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Compal aims to ramp up device shipments by 10% in 2017

Newswatch - Jan 16, 10:53

Compal Electronics aims to ramp up shipments of its device products by 10% to 87 million units in 2017, according to company president Ray Chen. Shipments of device products, including notebooks, tablets, smartphones, smartwatches, TVs, IoT and wearable devices, totaled 79 million units in 2016.

HTC eyes better sales for U series

Jan 13, 15:52

High Tech Computer (HTC) has announced two new high-end smartphones, the U Ultra and U Play in Taiwan, and Chialin Chang, HTC president of Global Sales has pointed out that the company hopes the smartphones will have better sales performance than the company's M series devices.

Xiaomi aims to generate revenues of CNY100 billion in 2017, says CEO

Jan 13, 12:20

Xiaomi Technology aims to garner revenues of CNY100 billion (US$14.5 billion) in 2017 by focusing on five core segments: developing innovative technologies, enhancing retail networks, deepening globalization, stepping into artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet-based finance businesses, according...

China market: Pre-orders for Nokia 6 surpass 100,000 in 4 days, says paper

Jan 13, 12:06

Pre-orders for the first Android-based Nokia smartphone, the Nokia 6, have reached over 100,000 after HMD Global's launch conference for the smartphone in China on January 11, according to a China Business News report.

HTC unveils new flagship smartphone, HTC U Ultra

Jan 13, 11:12

HTC has unveiled its new flagship family smartphones for 2017, the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play, both featuring glass covers and AI (artificial intelligence) technology.

The HTC U Ultra

Taiwan market: Sales of mid-range smartphones to increase in 2017, says Samsung Taiwan executive

Jan 12, 14:15

The ratio of mid-range smartphones priced at NT$10,000-15,000 (US$313-470) to total smartphone sold in the Taiwan market is expected to grow to 15-16% in 2017, up from 11% at the end of 2016, according to Randy Lee, deputy general manager of mobile communications business unit, Samsung Taiwan.

Randy Lee, deputy general manager for mobile communications, Samsung Taiwan

Arima Communications revenues down on month in December

Stockwatch - Jan 10, 11:14

Handset ODM Arima Communications has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.67 billion (US$52.2 million) for December, dropping 20.63% on month but growing 33.03% on year.

Asustek sees better-than-expected 4Q16 revenue growth

Jan 9, 21:25

Asustek's fourth-quarter revenues reached NT$117.23 billion (US$3.66 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2016, up 9.1% from a quarter ago and better than the company's original expectation thanks to mass shipments of its ZenFone 3 series smartphones. However, the company's revenues are expected to drop...

China market: HMD Global launches Nokia 6

Jan 9, 16:05

HMD Global has launched its first smartphone, the Nokia 6, in the China market. The Nokia 6 will be available through JD.com in early 2017 at CNY1,699 (US$245).

The Nokia 6

Huawei ships 139 million smartphones in 2016

Jan 9, 10:07

Huawei shipped a total of 139 million smartphones in 2016, an increase of 29% from a year earlier, according to the company.

HTC 2016 revenues hit 11-year low

Jan 9, 10:00

HTC saw its revenues dip 16.4% on month and 1.7% on year to a five-month low of NT$6.41 billion (US$199.96 million) in December 2016.

CES 2017: New Asustek smartphones still feature 14nm Qualcomm chips

Jan 6, 10:48

Asustek at the ongoing CES trade show in Las Vegas has introduced two new smartphones, the ZenFone AR and ZenFone 3 Zoom, both featuring Qualcomm's 14nm Snapdragon chips instead of the just-introduced 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor.

New ZenFone AR features Qualcomm Snapdragon 821

Smartphone vendors to showcase new products at CES 2017

Jan 5, 11:34

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 will be hosted from January 5-8 in Las Vegas, the US, and firms including Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Xiaomi and Huawei are expected to showcase their latest smartphones. In addition to mobile devices, gaming PCs, peripherals, Ultra HD displays, Internet...

Oppo, Vivo both target to ship over 150 million smartphones in 2017

Jan 4, 14:26

China-based smartphone vendors Oppo and Vivo aim to ship over 150 million smartphones, in 2017, a target which some industry sources in Taiwan and China see as questionable.

Wistron expanding ODM handset production capacity in India, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 4, 11:41

Wistron is expanding ODM handset production capacity at its existing plant in the suburb of New Delhi from the current 600,000-700,00 units to two million a month, and it is also building a new handset plant in Bangalore, India, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

FIH Mobile appoints acting chairman

Jan 3, 15:07

Vincent Tong, chairman and executive director of FIH Mobile, a handset arm of the Foxconn Group, has resigned from the positions of chairman and director he held in the handset company. Incumbent CEO Calvin Chih has been appointed as acting chairman, effective January 1, 2017, according to a company...

Quanta to make next-generation Apple Watch, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 3, 13:58

Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation Apple Watch in the third quarter and the wearable device will be manufactured by Quanta Computer and features better performance and longer battery life, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing market...

China market: Component order visibility weak from some smartphone vendors for 1Q17

Dec 30, 11:59

The visibility of component orders from some China-based smartphone vendors, notably Huawei, Xiaomi Technology and LeEco, for the first quarter of 2017 has become weak recently, according to sources from the handset supply chains in Taiwan and China.

Samsung Display to supply AMOLED panels for new iPhone in 2017, say Taiwan makers

Dec 29, 13:43

Samsung Display will become the exclusive supplier of AMOLED panels for use in Apple's new iPhone devices to be launched in 2017 and can supply 20 million units in maximum a month, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Wistron reportedly lands next-generation iPhone orders from Apple

Newswatch - Dec 29, 13:36

Taiwan-based ODM Wistron reportedly has landed next-generation iPhone orders from Apple, making it the third manufacturer of iPhone devices, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

If Apple shifts production to US, most China supply chain makers will not follow, says report

Dec 28, 14:58

If Apple shifts production from China to the US in response to US President-elect Donald Trump's calls for manufacturing in the US, most of its China-based supply chain makers will not follow suit due to higher labor and overall operating costs, as well as costs incurred in environmental accommodations,...

China market: Smartphone users to be allowed to uninstall preloaded apps, says report

Dec 27, 15:08

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published a set of preliminary regulations which demand smartphones sold in China beginning in July 1, 2017 come with a functionality that enables users to uninstall non-essential preloaded apps, according to a China-based qq.com...

HMD Global developing 4 Nokia-branded smartphones for launch in 2Q-3Q17, say sources

Dec 27, 14:23

Finland-based HMD Global is expected to announce its first Nokia-branded smartphones in February 2017 at Mobile World Congress (MWC), and has been cooperating with supply chain makers in Taiwan to develop four more models for launch in the second and third quarters of 2017, according to industry sou...

Asustek, Gigabyte restructing poorly performing businesses

Dec 27, 14:10

As the mobile device market is no long seeing strong growth, Asustek Computer has been reorganizing its loss-making tablet business since the first half of 2016, while Gigabyte Technology is also planning to adjust operations for some of its poorly-performing subsidiaries such as Gigabyte Communications,...

Apple seeks help from Foxconn for Southeast Asia expansion, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 26, 14:45

Apple has been aggressively looking to expand into the Southeast Asia market recently and has reportedly partnered with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) for related plans, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Asustek, HTC, Acer to fall short of their smartphone shipment targets for 2016

Dec 26, 12:08

The three-leading Taiwan-based smartphone vendors, Asustek Computer, HTC and Acer, all will see their smartphone shipments fall short of their respective targets set for 2016, according to industry sources.

China top-3 vendors to ship over 500 million smartphones in 2017

Dec 26, 11:16

The top-three China-based smartphone vendors, Huawei, Oppo and Vivo, are expected to ship a combined over 500 million smartphones, or one-third of global smartphones shipments, in 2017, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.

Foxconn appoints CMO, says report

Newswatch - Dec 26, 10:37

Foxconn Electronics has named Freddie Yuan as the first person to hold the title of chief marketing officer (CMO) for the company, with the appointment becoming effective in December, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.

HTC sends out invitations for product event on January 12

Newswatch - Dec 21, 22:56

HTC has sent out invitations for a product event to be held on January 12, 2017. New products to be presented at the event may include smartphones, VR devices or other types of wearable products.

Huami to ship over 16 million wearable devices in 2016, says report

Dec 21, 15:47

Huami, a subsidiary of Xiaomi Technology, has shipped over 16 million wearable devices, including Xiaomi Mi Band, so far in 2016 with shipment value reaching CNY1.5 billion (US$215.83 million), according to a China-based qq.com report.

Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments to reach 8-8.5 million units in 2017

Dec 21, 11:28

Shipments of smartphones in the Taiwan market in 2017 are expected to be flat on year, totaling about at 8-8.5 million units, according to sources from local retail channels.

Acer recognizes intangible asset impairment of NT$6.34 billion

Dec 21, 11:24

Acer on December 20 announced the recognition of intangible asset impairment of NT$6.34 billion (US$199 million), equivalent to net loss per share NT$2.06, for 2016 in accordance with IAS (International Accounting Standard) 36.

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile, Samsung to launch mobile e-payment services

Dec 20, 12:17

Mobile electronic payment (e-payment) services will gain a boost in the Taiwan market in 2017 as Sony Mobile Communications and Samsung Electronics will launch related services soon, according to market sources.

BlackBerry secures global smart phone software and brand licensing agreement with TCL

Newswatch - Dec 19, 10:37

BlackBerry and TCL Communication Technology Holdings have entered into a long-term licensing agreement, providing acceleration to BlackBerry's transition into a security software and services company, according to a statement from the companies.

Digitimes Research: 112.3 million smartphones shipped in China in 3Q16

Dec 15, 23:10

There were 112.3 million smartphones shipped in the China market during the third quarter of 2016, increasing 5.2% on quarter and 5.8% on year and accounting for 30.9% of the global total. International vendors shipped 17.1 million units, accounting for 15.2% of the shipments and decreasing 2.8% on...

Taiwan market: Xiaomi pushing sales of Mi Band bracelets, OTT boxes, smartphones

Dec 15, 14:44

Xiaomi Technology has continued to make headway for a number of its products, including Mi Band bracelets, OTT (over-the-top) boxes and smartphones, in the Taiwan market, according to sources from the local retail channels.

India currency reform having mix influence on Taiwan IT players, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 14, 15:22

India's recent currency reform reportedly has made local consumers become less willing to make purchase and has impacted smartphone sales in the country; however, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec, which have plants in India, are only seeing limited impact since their manufacturing in the country...

HMD announces Nokia 150, Nokia 150 Dual SIM feature phones

Dec 14, 11:06

HMD Global, a start-up headquartered in Finland, has announced the launch of its Nokia 150 and Nokia 150 Dual SIM feature phones.

HMD announces Nokia 150

Asustek sees strong on-month revenue growth in November

Stockwatch - Dec 13, 21:58

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$48.73 billion (US$1.53 billion) for November 2016, representing a 27.21% increase on month but a 2.82% drop on year.

Taiwan Mobile sees revenues up slightly in November

Stockwatch - Dec 12, 10:21

Telecom operator Taiwan Mobile (TWM) saw its revenues grow 2.68% on month and 1.73% on year to NT$10.23 billion (US$321.87 million) in November. Revenues for the first 11 months of 2016 totaled NT$101.28 billion, up 0.06% on year.

Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron post mixed November revenues growth

Dec 12, 10:17

EMS provider Foxconn Electronics saw its November consolidated revenues of NT$480.672 billion (US$15.1 billion) increase 1.85% on month but decrease 7.12% on year, while ODM Pegatron had those of NT$125.846 billion, dropping 16.55% on month but growing 3.69% on year, according to the companies.

Arima Communications reports increased sales for November

Stockwatch - Dec 12, 10:13

Handset ODM Arima Communications has reported revenues of NT$2.104 billion (US$66.198 million) for November, up 3.33% on month and 26.28% on year.

Digitimes Research: China smartphone industry enjoys shipment growth in 3Q16 thanks to overseas demand

Dec 9, 16:08

Subsidies provided by China's top-3 telecom carriers led by China Mobile to encourage 2G and 3G service users to switch to 4G services continued to push China's mid-range and inexpensive 4G smartphone sales and shipments in the third quarter.

Acer revenues drop 2.8% on year in November

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 15:42

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.725 billion (US$714.35 million) for November 2016, representing a 13.07% increase on month and 2.8% drop on year.

Oppo to begin selling smartphones in US by year-end

Dec 9, 14:08

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo will begin to market its smartphones in the US as it aims to further ramp its shipments in overseas markets, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: LG offers upgrades to Android 7.0 for LG G5

Dec 9, 12:21

As Google is planning to officially release Android 7.0 OS at the end of 2016, LG Electronics has taken the initiative to announce the availability of upgrades to the latest version of Android for its LG G5, a 5.3-inch smartphone, in the Taiwan market.

Acer Starbreeze, HTC take part in global VR association, GVRA

Dec 9, 11:46

HTC and Acer Starbreeze have joined Google, Oculus, Samsung Electronics and Sony Interactive Entertainment to establish a non-profit organization, the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), aiming to develop and share best practices for the VR industry.

Taiwan market: Oppo launches R9s

Dec 8, 13:48

China-based smartphone vendor Oppo has launched its R9s smartphone in the Taiwan market, targeting the mid-range segment with a price tag of NT$14,990 (US$473) unlocked.

Oppo launches the R9s
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