Samsung Electronics outraced Apple to become the top smartphone vendor in Taiwan in August, buoyed by the release of its Galaxy Note 10 and brisk sales of its mid-range A-series models, according to sources at local retail channels.
Initial sales of Apple's iPhone 11 lineup in Taiwan have beat market expectation and are expected to continue enjoying robust sales in the coming months during the shopping season, according to sources from local retail channels.
Worldwide shipments of smart feature phones running KaiOS are forecast to climb 65% in 2019, with the Africa market being the major growth driver, according to Digitimes Research.
Pre-orders for Apple's iPhone 11 series may be better than expected, but components makers in the new smartphones' supply chain remains cautious. PCB makers say their order visibility concerning the iPhone 11 lineup won't clear up until...
iPhone 11 pricing shores up pre-orders in Taiwan
Pre-orders for Apple's iPhone 11 lineup have been stronger than expected in Taiwan, promising significant sales of iPhone devices in the fourth quarter, according to market sources.
PCB manufacturers in the supply chain for Apple's iPhone 11 series are keeping a close eye on the new models' initial sales performance, which will determine their shipment momentum for the remaining months of 2019, but the order visibility will remain vague until early October, according to industry...
HTC names Yves Maitre as CEO
HTC has named former Orange executive Yves Maitre as CEO, effectively immediately, with Cher Wang continuing as chairwoman of the Taiwan-based handset brand vendor.
Apple invests additional US$250 million in Corning
Apple has announced it is investing US$250 million more in Corning, supplier of precision glass for iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad.
5G phones to come with multiple SoC platforms
Apart from Samsung and Huawei, both of which rely heavily on chips developed in-house, other first-tier China-based smartphone vendors including Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and OnePlus are working with multiple chip suppliers to develop their 5G models slated for launch in the first half of 2020.
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has disclosed it has signed a contract with Nankang Rubber Tire to acquire 12-story office space with total floor area of 16,020 square meters plus 80 basement parking units at NT$5.087 billion (US$163 million) to house...
HTC will continue to strengthen its deployment in Taiwan's handset market with a more prudent positioning strategy as rival brands have been launching new models rampantly into the already crowded market, according to HTC Taiwan president Darren Chen.
The US-China trade war is sending many manufacturers fleeing the "world's factory," with many Taiwanese makers relocating production lines to Southeast Asia or returning home. For some notebook brand vendors, Taiwan is a preferred location for producing devices heading for the US market - a preference...
Taiwan PCB supply chain partners for Apple devices will be closely observing the first wave of sales performance for iPhone 11 series, which will directly affect their shipments in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to industry sources.
Supply chain cautious about sales of iPhone 11 lineup
The new iPhones' lack of wow factors may fail to ignite strong replacement demand in the global smartphone space where shipments have been locked in a downturn, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.
Taiwan-based backend houses including KYEC and Chipbond expect to see stable growth in demand for baseband chips and LCD driver ICs for Apple iPhone.
The brightest spot of Apple's launch for the iPhone 11 lineup turned out to be its new pricing strategy. Apple's move will not only help boost buying sentiment for the new iPhones, but also give it more room to set prices for its future 5G-enabled iPhones.
Samsung Electronics is expected to be able to maintain its leading market position in the global high-end smartphone segment in the fourth quarter of 2019 despite the offerings of new models from Apple and Huawei, according to market watchers.
Apple has just released its new iPhones and smartwatch, and its next-generation AirPods is likely to be available soon. Supply chain sources have disclosed that ODMs will begin mass assembly of the new AirPods as early as October to meet...
Smartphone challenges continue in 2019, says IDC
The worldwide handset market has shown signs of recovery in the second half of 2019 and into 2020, pushing smartphone shipment growth back into positive territory, according to IDC.
Apple introduces new iPad and Watch Series 5
Apple has introduced the seventh-generation iPad, bringing more screen area and support for the full-sized Smart Keyboard to its tablet devices. It has also unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 5, debuting an Always-On Retina display.
Apple unveils iPhone 11 and 11 Pro
Apple has announced the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, a new pro line for the vendor's smartphone series, as well as the iPhone 11 featuring a dual-camera system.
Asustek revenues surge in August
Asustek Computer registered consolidated revenues of NT$30.64 billion (US$973.13 million) for August, growing 20.03% on month and 5.1% on year, with combined consolidated revenues for the first eight months in 2019 reaching NT$216.22 billion, down 4.8% on year.
Synnex Technology August revenues down on year
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.801 billion (US$917 million) for August, increasing 1.64% sequentially but decreasing 19.29% on year.
TSMC expects it 2019 capex to exceed the high end of its previous guidance range of US$10 billion to US$11 billion, as the pure-play foundry steps up efforts to expand its 7nm process capacity and develop a newer 5nm node ready for new customer designs in 2020. Industry sources say TSMC's...
HTC sales up 66% sequentially in August
HTC has reported revenues of NT$734 million (US$23.52 million) for August, up 66.8% on month but down 47.1% on year.
Taiwan handsets – 2Q 2019
Taiwan's handset shipments arrived at 13.8 million units in the second quarter of 2019, a level similar to that of the previous...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued their on-year growth momentum in the second quarter of 2019, but the increase slowed to...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 2Q 2019
Although second-quarter 2019 was the traditional peak season for the small- to medium-size panel industry, Taiwan's shipments...
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
According to Digitimes Research's observation, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based...
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...