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Monday 21 February 2022
Industry watch: Unicorns from Africa
According to CB Insights, there are more than 900 unicorn companies worldwide, with seven in Africa, four of which appeared during January-September 2021. The funds collected by African...
Tuesday 21 April 2020
China PCB makers seeking HDI orders for entry-level handsets
China-based PCB makers, including Dongshan Precision Manufacturing (DSBJ) and Kinwong Electronic, are vying for HDI board orders for entry-level smartphones destined for emerging...
Friday 13 December 2019
EMEA PBBA market value rises in 3Q19, says IDC
The EMEA purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) market rose in value by 2.7% on year to reach US$325.5 million in the third quarter of 2019, according to IDC. This follows the 6.3%...
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Xiaomi enhances deployment in Africa
As part of its corporate restructuring, Xiaomi has set up a business headquarters in Africa eyeing the growth potential of the handset market in the region, according to industry...
Thursday 19 September 2019
KaiOS phone shipments to surge 65% in 2019, says Digitimes Research
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.
Wednesday 12 June 2019
EMEA smartphone market stable in 1Q19 but Middle East slump pulls down value, says IDC
The EMEA smartphone market reached 83.7 million units in the first quarter of 2019, a 3.3% drop on the same quarter last year, confirming recent trends of a slowing market, according...
Monday 6 May 2019
Global 1Q19 smartphone market continues to shrink; Huawei shines
Following four consecutive quarters of negative growth in 2018, the global smartphone market continued to struggle in the first quarter of 2019 suffering a 6.3% year-over-year decline...
Wednesday 28 November 2018
Africa mobile phone shipments flatline as major markets experience differing fortunes, says IDC
Africa's mobile phone market declined 2.1% on quarter in the third quarter of 2018 according to the latest figures announced by IDC. Overall shipments for the quarter totaled 52.6...
Friday 24 August 2018
Smartphone sales slacken in EMEA, says IDC
The EMEA mobile phone market continues to lose steam, according to IDC.
Tuesday 24 April 2018
Desktop renewals in commercial space drive stabilization in the EMEA PC market, says IDC
The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market (desktops, notebooks, and workstations) recorded slight growth in the first quarter of 2018, with the market growing...
Thursday 15 March 2018
Advantech to buy 25% stake in Turkey distributor Alitek
Taiwan-based IPC player Advantech has announced plans to acquire a 25% stake in Alitek, the largest channel distributor in Turkey, and will continue increasing the shareholding each...
Friday 9 March 2018
Acer sees strong gaming demand in Middle East
Acer is seeing strong gaming notebook demand in Dubai since local consumers have high acceptance of innovative products, while the price is not a major concern, according to Paul...
Friday 9 March 2018
Acer looking to expand presence in enterprise notebook market in Middle East, Africa
Acer is looking to grow its share of the enterprise notebook market in the Middle East and Africa to 15% in 2018 from only 2% in 2017, according to country manager Paul Collins.
Wednesday 7 March 2018
Emerging markets to drive smartphone market growth in 2018
Replacement demand for smartphones in emerging markets including India, Southeast Asia, Central America, the Middle East and Africa will be playing the growth driving role of the...
Friday 15 December 2017
Africa's smartphone market bounces back in 3Q17, says IDC
Africa's smartphone market bounced back from two consecutive declines to post a sequential growth of 4.4% to 21.7 million units in the third quarter of 2017, spurred by ongoing economic...