Highlights of the day: Next-gen AirPods production to start 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 year-end shopping season demand. While it remains to be seen how well the new iPhones may be selling, chip supplier MediaTek in the Android camp sees robust sales at the moment, thanks to demand from major Chinese smartphone vendors for its midrange SoCs. MediaTek receives major backend support from ASE Technology Holding, which is expected to see significant sales through the end of the year, driven by orders from the smartphones and wearables sectors.

Production of next-gen AirPods to kick off as early as October: Apple's supply chain makers reportedly have kicked off volume production of related components for next-generation AirPods that will enable ODM production partners to begin mass assembly of the gadgets as early as October to meet year-end shopping season demand, according to supply chain sources.

MediaTek set to post record 3Q19 revenues: MediaTek is expected to see its September revenues climb to a record high, with revenues for the third quarter also hitting record-high levels, according to market observers.

ASE to enjoy revenue growth through 4Q19 on SiP orders: IC backend house ASE Technology Holding is expected to generate sequential revenue increases through the last quarter of 2019, driven by orders for SoC chips for smartphones, wearables and other portable devices, according to industry sources.

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