Mobile devices
  • Galaxy Note 10+ is the top best-selling Android flagship model in Taiwan
    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.
  • iPhone 11 at a Taiwan store
    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.
  • KaiOS phone shipments to surge in 2019
    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.
  • PCB order visibility for iPhone 11 will remain vague until early October
    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...
  • Pre-orders for Apple's iPhone 11 lineup have been stronger than expected 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 are keeping a close eye on the new iPhone 11 initial sales performance
    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...
  • Yves Maitre, HTC's new 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 is investing 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.
  • China smartphone vendors are working with multiple chip suppliers to develop their 5G models
    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.
  • Synnex Technology International president Evans Tu
    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
    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.
  • Compal is moving production of their US-bound notebooks from Vietnam to Taiwan
    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
    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.
  • The new iPhones' lack of wow factors may fail to ignite strong replacement demand
    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 backend houses expect to see stable growth in demand for baseband chips and LCD driver ICs
    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.
  • Apple's strategy for the iPhone 11 lineup aims to ramp up the sales volume
    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 will face increasing challenge from China-based brands
    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 next-generation AirPods is likely to be available soon
    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
    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 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 iPhone 11 Pro series
    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 picked up 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 has reported consolidated revenues of NT$28.801 billion for August
    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's capex for the year is likely to reach US$12.5 billion
    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 has reported revenues of NT$734 million for 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 LCD monitors – 2Q 2019

Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 2Q 2019

Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19

Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019

Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022

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