The roll-outs of 5G-enabled phones in 2020 will benefit the supply chain engaging in antennas, RF modules, camera modules and batteries, according to industry sources.
Unisoc rolls out 6nm 5G SoC
Unisoc has launched its new-generation 5G SoC series built using 6nm EUV process technology. Codenamed T7520, the new Unisoc 5G SoC enables an optimized 5G experience with substantially enhanced AI computing and multimedia imaging processing capabilities while lowering power consumption, according...
The coronavirus outbreak is hitting hard the smartphone market, with Chinese brand vendors facing mounting inventory pressure in their domestic market. Xiaomi reportedly is cutting IC orders for its Taiwanese suppliers. Huawei is no better...
Xiaomi reportedly cutting back IC orders
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that have disrupted business as well as consumer activities, China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi is cutting back orders to its IC suppliers in Taiwan, with fellow vendors Oppo and Vivo likely to follow suit, according to sources from Taiwan-based IC suppliers...
Foxconn offers incentives for workers in China
Foxconn Technology is providing a series of incentives to encourage the return and recruitment of more employees for its major assembly plants in Shenzhen and Chengzhou, China, seeking to fulfill as many shipments of iPhones as possible to Apple, according to industry sources.
Digitimes Research cuts 5G smartphone shipment forecast
Digitimes Research has revised downward its 5G smartphone shipment forecast for the second quarter and also all of 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus impact.
The coronavirus outbreak may have created a temporary set in the development of 5G in China, but Digitimes Research believes construction of 5G infrastructure is a long-term bid that that will not be derailed. In fact, Taiwan's semiconductor...
Coronavirus outbreak may not affect 2020 5G capex if contained by mid-year, Digitimes Research says
While the cancellation of MWC 2020 and the locked-down management in many cities in China due to the coronavirus outbreak have raised concerns about the development of 5G, the epidemic may end up with limited impacts on the operations of telecom firms as well as the deployments of 5G infrastructure...
Everyone in the ICT sector had expected the 5G era to get off to a flying start in 2020 when the coronavirus hit. Major players continue to make deployments for 5G, but cannot be sure when the momentum will actually pick up. Now Taiwan-based chip vendor MediaTek,...
MediaTek to see 2020 growth constrained
The coronavirus epidemic has cast a shadow over MediaTek's competitiveness in the 5G SoC market this year, as China is the chipmaker's largest market, according to market observers.
China handset inventory hits 60 million units
Stockpiles of handset inventory in China's distribution channels are now estimated at nearly 60 million units, which may take at least two months to clear out and force handset brands to adjust their roadmaps for new models, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has disclosed its joint venture, PT Synnex Metrodata, in Indonesia has achieved impressive sales growth since its establishment in 2011.
The US has been mounting pressure on its allies over its trade ban on Huawei, which has in turn been shaking the IT supply chain. The world's top pure-play foundry TSMC, with Huawei being one of its major clients, reportedly is moving...
Handset brands, ODMs, component makers facing challenges in supply chain, marketing management
Handset brands, ODMs and component makers are facing mounting challenges over their supply chains and marketing management arising from the coronavirus outbreak, according to industry sources.
TSMC cuts chip capacity support for Huawei, say sources
TSMC has started reducing its chip capacity support for Huawei, but is still working closely with the China-based vendor in the development for advanced 5nm and 3nm chip solutions, according to industry sources.
Smartphone displays with higher refresh rates are likely to become a mainstream technology in the handset industry in 2020, according to industry sources.
Apple has warned of iPhone supply constraints due to the coronavirus outbreak. And the iPhone is not the only Apple device whose production is being disrupted by the epidemic, as manufacturers are unlikely to start volume production as...
Production of an entry-level version of Apple's AirPods Pro now looks unable to kick off in early second-quarter 2020 as planned due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to sources from supply chain makers.
Global smartphone shipments to fall below 1.3 billion units in 2020, says Digitimes Research
Global smartphone shipments are expected to reach 1.278 billion units in 2020, including less than 200 million units of 5G models, taking into account the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak on China and around the world in terms of economic growth, Digitimes Research estimates.
Apple warns iPhone supply shortage will cripple sales
Apple has warned that it may not meet the revenue guidance it provided last month, as the coronavirus outbreak is expected to result in iPhone supply shortages and weak sales of its products in China.
More handset brands to launch new models online
More handset brands are likely to follow in the step of Xiaomi to unveil their models for the first half of 2020 through online-only events after GSMA decided to cancel this year's MWC tradeshow, according to industry sources.
Notebook ODMs have resumed their production in China, but face the possibility of a lack of components starting in March if their suppliers continue to be prevented from going to work by the coronavirus outbreak. Quanta Computer has started...
5G phone shipments projections cut
Growing concerns that sales of 5G-enabled phones will be lower than expected in the first quarter of 2020 due to coronavirus outbreak will work to further dampen the prospects of global 5G phone shipments for all of the year, according to sources from Taiwan's IC supply chain.
The cancellation of the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) will prompt the ICT industry to explore and try new marketing campaigns online.
Coronavirus outbreak impact: Digitimes Research estimates impacts on major Chinese IT sectors
The coronavirus outbreak is hitting hard the ICT industries and markets in China. Digitimes Research provides a preliminary estimation on the impacts on four major sectors: semiconductors, display panels, handsets and notebooks. Many...
Global tablet market (outbreak updates) – 4Q 2019
The tablet sector is witnessing better capacity recovery than the notebook and handset sectors.
China smartphone market and industry (outbreak updates) – 4Q 2019
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortage and shipment disruption in China's supply chain.
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 4Q 2019
The fourth quarter of 2019 was a traditional slow season for the small- to medium-size panel industry, but Taiwan's shipments...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...
Mini/micro LED: Challenges and opportunities in the display industry
Mini LEDs and micro LEDs are expected to become improved backlighting solutions that can significantly enhance displays' quality...