China market: Huawei launches Honor 7
Newswatch - Jul 1, 10:59
China-based smartphone vendor Huawei has unveiled its new Honor 7 smartphone for the local market. Shipments of Honor-brand smartphones totaled 20 million units worth US$2.6 billion in the first half of 2015.
Compal 2015 shipment goals unchanged, says president
Jun 29, 11:00
Compal Electronics in early 2015 set a goal of shipping 45.2 million notebooks, 50.5 million tablets, smartphones and other smart mobile devices as well as 4.4 million LCD TVs in 2105, and although global demand for such products so far in 2015 has been short of original expectation, the ODM's shipmment...
Commentary: Sales of Apple Watch not optimistic
Jun 26, 15:02
Sales of Apple Watch have been lower than expected, totaling about three million units in two months since its availability in late April. Although the smart wearable device will be available to more consumers around the globe at the end of June, prospects are still not optimistic.
Quanta Computer expects Apple Watch shipments to increase in 2H15
Jun 26, 14:16
With related yield rates significantly improved, the Apple Watch is expected to see a significant shipment growth in the second half of 2015, boosting the revenue performance of the device's manufacturer Quanta Computer, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. As for recent market rumors...
Digitimes Research: White-box players pushing 10.1-inch Windows tablets
Jun 25, 14:42
During a survey of southern China's white-box tablet supply chain recently, Digitimes Research found that Intel will not be able to supply its Cherry Trail-based solutions to white-box players until the end of the third quarter. Most white-box players will only be able to use Bay Trail-T CR solutions...
Apple to increase flexible PCB purchases, say sources
Jun 25, 14:29
The forthcoming iPhone 6S series will feature Force Touch technology, which will demand more flexible PCBs (FPCB). As a result, Apple is set to increase orders to its FPCB suppliers including Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect, according to industry sources.
Asustek counting on online sales to turnaround handset business
Jun 23, 15:31
The establishment of Asus Digital International (ADI), an e-commerce joint venture, by Asustek Computer and online shopping operator Uitox, has helped Asustek ramp up its smartphone shipments and also make a turnaround of its handset business, according to industry sources.
Samsung pushing to release Galaxy S7 in 2H15
Jun 23, 11:00
In order to offset competition from Apple's next generation iPhone that is expected to be released in the second half of 2015, Samsung Electronics is pushing R&D for its next Galaxy S smartphone being referred to as Galaxy S7, with the intention of releasing the device also in the second half of...
Acer has no acquisition plans, says CEO
Newswatch - Jun 17, 14:05
Acer will continue to invest in its smartphone business but will not consider a merger or acquisition for the time being, according to company CEO Jason Chen.
Taiwan market: Asustek to launch high-spec version ZenFone 2
Newswatch - Jun 17, 13:50
Asustek Computer plans to launch the flagship model of its ZenFone 2 series with 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM priced at NT$11,990 (US$388) in the Taiwan market on June 18, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Global wearable shipments to reach 45-50 million in 2015
Jun 17, 11:42
The release of the Apple Watch will help accelerate the growth of the wearable market, pushing global shipments of wearable devices to 45-50 million units in 2015, up 125-150% from 20 million units shipped a year earlier, according to sources at Taiwan's supply chain.
HTC dismisses acquisition speculation
Jun 16, 15:22
HTC will not consider any possible acquisition offer from Asustek Computer, and it has not contacted Asustek to discuss the possibility for such a deal, the Taiwan-based smartphone vendor has said in a statement.
Taiwan market: Sony Mobile launches flagship Xperia Z3+ smartphone
Jun 16, 10:52
Sony Mobile Communications has launched its latest smartphones including the flagship Xperia Z3+ and mid-range M4 Aqua Dual in Taiwan and is looking to boost its share in Taiwan's high-end Android-based smartphone market to 40% in 2015, according to Sony Mobile Taiwan general manager Jonathan Lin.
Synnex Technology mulls tapping three more overseas markets, says paper
Newswatch - Jun 15, 14:02
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International is evaluating the feasibility of expanding operations into Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines, Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times (CT) cited company president Evans Tu as indicating.
Asustek net profit deceases in 2014
Jun 12, 15:20
Asustek Computer has posted consolidated revenues of NT$477.4 billion (US$15.43 billion) for 2014, up 3% on year and net profit of NT$19.47 billion, down 9% on year. The 2014 net profit dropped on year because in 2013 the company's earnings were boosted by substantial non-operating incomes from selling...
Pegatron chairman expects IT industry to see rising demand in 2H15
Jun 12, 11:52
Commenting on the IT industry's overall weaker performance in the first half, Pegatron Technology chairman TH Tung said the IT industry was slack during the first half, but many players have grown busy since early June in order to release new smartphones, tablets and notebooks, and he expects demand...
Mobile phone shipments grow in Australia market in 1Q15, says IDC
Jun 11, 16:03
According to IDC, 2.32 million units of mobile phones were shipped into Australia in the third quarter of 2015. This represents a decline of 22% on quarter, which is expected when taking into account seasonality and excess channel inventory. When compared to a year ago, the overall mobile phone market...
Arima Communications settles licensing dispute with InterDigital
Stockwatch - Jun 11, 11:07
Arima Communications has signed a settlement agreement and release of claims with the US-based InterDigital Group to end the licensing royalty disputes between the two companies, according to Arima's filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Synnex Technology sees decreased May revenues
Jun 10, 21:27
Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on June 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.90 billion (US$712 million) for May, decreasing 15.4% on month and 15.1% on year.
Foxconn revenues down 14% on month in May
Jun 10, 21:24
Foxconn Electronics has reported revenues of NT$301.6 billion (US$9.71 billion) for May, down 14.4% from the previous month but up 12.6% from a year earlier. For the first five months of 2015 revenues amounted to NT$1.668 trillion, increasing 15.4% on year.
Asustek revenues drop on year in May
Stockwatch - Jun 10, 16:32
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.682 billion (US$1.09 billion) for May 2015, representing a 1.94% increase on month and 8.58% drop on year.
Acer revenues drop on year in May
Stockwatch - Jun 10, 16:31
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.664 billion (US$571.61 million) for May 2015, representing a 11.63% increase on month and 30.86% drop on year.
Taiwan market: Huawei launches P8 lite
Jun 9, 21:42
China-based Huawei has launched its P8 lite smartphone in the Taiwan market in cooperation with Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET). Huawei aims to ship over 100,000 units of the P8 lite in the local market.
HTC lowers guidance for 2Q15, expects loss
Newswatch - Jun 8, 11:21
HTC has lowered its sales target for the second quarter of 2015 to NT$33-36 billion (US$1.06-1.16) compared to its previous guidance of NT$46.5-51 billion, citing slack demand for high-end Android smartphones and lower-than-expected sales in China.
Sysgration cooperates with Whistle Labs to launch Tagg GPS Plus
Jun 5, 16:04
Sysgration, a maker of components and modules for IoT (Internet of Things) and IoV (Internet of Vehicles) applications, and Whistle Labs, a US-based vendor of GPS pet trackers, on June 4 jointly announced their cooperation to launch Tagg GPS Plus, a ruggedized GPS-based pet tracker.
Garmin sales riding high on sports smart wearable devices
Jun 4, 14:44
Despite the dwindling PND market, Garmin has seen its revenues and profits grow steadily, buoyed by rising sales of sports-related wearable devices, according to the company's Asia Pacific sales & marketing director, Tony An.
Mitac to ship IoV devices to US- and Japan-based automakers
Newswatch - Jun 4, 11:06
Mitac International's development of Internet of vehicles (IoV) systems will begin to bear fruit in 2015 with related products likely to find their ways into the supply chains of US- and Japan-based automakers. The sales are expected to boost the business unit's revenues from tens of million in 2015...
Taiwan wearable device makers shift production focus to smartwatches
Jun 3, 21:36
Taiwan-based wearable device makers, including Mitac International, Papago, Holux Technology and GlobalSat Worldcom, have recently shifted focus to develop smartwatches instead of smart bracelets as China-based rivals have strengthened their respective bracelet product lines, which has resulted fierce...
Aidmics pushing innovations for biotechnology industry
Jun 3, 13:59
Several Taiwan-based start-up companies are at Computex 2015's Meet the Future exhibition zone and among them is Aidmics Biotechnology, which is showcasing its latest inspection products that are able to connect with smart mobile devices, and is aggressively looking to enter into the worldwide animal...
TCA chairman optimistic about Taiwan ICT industries despite challenges
Jun 3, 11:59
Computex has evolved into one of the biggest and most important ICT trade shows in the world since its first edition was launched 35 years ago. Computex 2015, which boasts a record number of more than 5,000 exhibition booths, is expected to remain as a robust platform where vendors showcase their new...