Commentary: Foxconn relies too heavily on Apple
Apr 18, 15:07
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is exposing itself to high risks by relying too much on a single client. Foxconn has revealed that its biggest client accounted for 50.63%, or NT$2 trillion of its revenues in 2013, up from 47.77%, or NT$1.86 trillion in 2012.
Taiwan market: HTC to launch Desire 816, Desire 610
Apr 17, 16:05
HTC will unveil its mid-range models, the Desire 816 and Desire 610, in the Taiwan market on April 23 with delivery of the smartrphones to the market expected to take place starting at the end of the month.
China market: Local smartphone vendors accelerating LTE launches
Apr 16, 21:13
China-based handset vendors, including Coolpad, Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, Gionee, K-Touch and TCL, have each accelerated the launch of their 4G LTE smartphones in an attempt to grab market share from international players, notably Samsung Electronics and Apple, according to industry sources.
Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments drop 1.6% sequentially in 1Q14
Apr 15, 15:44
Chi Mei Communication Systems (CMCS) saw a significant increase in handset shipments in first-quarter 2014, because of Nokia's joint design manufacturing (JDM) orders for feature phones, while Compal Communications also achieved sequential shipment growth. Only Arima Communications suffered a slight...
Taiwan market: FET launches LTE smartphone
Apr 15, 12:33
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the six 4G mobile communication licensees in Taiwan, has announced the launch of Smart 405, an own-brand 700MHz-supporting LTE smartphone model, in the Taiwan market in preparation for starting 4G commercial operation in third-quarter 2014.
Worldwide wearables shipments to reach 112 million in 2018, says IDC
Apr 11, 14:06
The worldwide wearable computing market (commonly referred to as "wearables") is finally expanding beyond early adopter status to more functional and stylish lifestyle accessories that are making their way onto the pages of GQ and Shape as well as Computerworld and Wired. According to IDC,...
Synnex Technology March revenues up
Apr 11, 10:52
Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on April 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$30.03 billion (US$987 million) for March, growing 30.2% on month and 10.3% on year.
Asustek reports revenues for March
Stockwatch - Apr 9, 20:27
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$38.63 billion (US$1.28 billion) for March 2014, representing a 5.51% increase on month, but a 7.69% drop on year.
Handset ODM Arima sees sales up in March
Newswatch - Apr 9, 11:22
Handset ODM Arima Communications has reported revenues of NT$3.2 billion (US$106.23 million) for March, up 82.7% sequentially and 106.2% on year. For the first quarter of 2014, revenues totaled NT$6.76 billion, increasing over 30% from a year earlier.
Samsung announces performance guidance for 1Q14
Newswatch - Apr 8, 15:44
Samsung Electronics has announced that its consolidated sales for the first quarter of 2014 are likely to reach KRW53 trillion (US$50.19 billion) or in a range of KRW51-55 trillion compared to KRW59.28 trillion of the previous quarter and KRW52.87 trillion of a year earlier.
HTC March revenues more than double sequentially
Apr 8, 10:56
HTC has announced consolidated revenues of NT$16.23 billion (US$534 million) for March, growing 124.6% on month and 2.2% on year, buoyed by the release of its new flagship model the new HTC One (M8) and the mid-range HTC Desire 816.
Sporton, GCF to jointly host testing technology forum in April
Newswatch - Apr 7, 16:04
Mobile phone testing company Sporton International and the Global Certification Forum (GCF) will jointly hold a symposium in Taipei from April 8-11 to discuss related testing technology and solutions for the mobile communication industry.
Each smartphone sold to contribute US$10 to TSMC revenues, say sources
Apr 3, 15:46
The contribution of each smartphone sold worldwide to the revenues of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to reach US$10 soon due to an increase in chips used in smartphones and the production of high-priced 4G chips, according to industry sources.
Synnex Technology nets NT$3.32 per share for 2013
Mar 31, 21:20
Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on March 31 reported consolidated revenues of NT$330.3 billion (US$11.1 billion), net operating profit of NT$3.88 billion, net profit of NT$5.27 billion and net earnings per share of NT$3.32 for its 2013 ope...
China has 1.24 billion mobile phone users in February, says MIIT
Mar 31, 10:13
There were 1.24 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of February 2014, growing 0.36% sequentially and 9.52% on year, and 429.79 million (34.67%) of them were 3G users and 839.05 million (67.68%) mobile Internet-access users, according to China's Ministry of Industry and...
HTC launches new HTC One
Mar 26, 14:51
HTC has unveiled its new high-end flagship model, the HTC One (M8), in New York and London simultaneously, aiming to rekindle its sagging smartphone sales as well as to shore up its dwindling market share.
Taiwan market: iPhone 5C sales short of original expectation
Mar 24, 20:38
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) on October 25, 2103 began contract-bundled sale of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in the Taiwan market, and an estimated total of 20,000-30,000 iPhone 5Cs have been sold through the three mobile telecom carriers so far, with...