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Monday 25 December 2023
Murata to enhance low-priced smartphone component sales
Norio Nakajima, president of Japanese electronics maker Murata, stated that in response to the slowing growth of the smartphone market, the company will strengthen its component supply...
Friday 1 December 2023
Samsung sees decrease in number of countries where it holds top market share
Samsung Electronics' smartphone business faced intense competition worldwide in 2023. It's estimated that there will be a decrease in the number of countries where it holds the top...
Monday 27 November 2023
Transsion and Realme conquer Middle East and African smartphone markets in 3Q23
Among all regions in the world, the Middle East and Africa are leading the recovery in consumer demands for smartphone shipment with Chinese vendors Transsion and Realme being the...
Tuesday 3 October 2023
African startups shine bright amid economic downturn
Since mid-2022, political and economic factors have caused a slump in global investments, even in once-promising emerging markets. The African tech sector, despite being less affected...
Wednesday 20 September 2023
Chinese battery-parts maker, African fund plan $2 billion venture in Morocco
CNGR Advanced Material Co., a Chinese maker of battery components, is joining forces with African private investment fund Al Mada to build an industrial base in Morocco.
Wednesday 20 September 2023
How Transsion managed to obtain more than 40% of Africa's smartphone market
With a population of 1.4 billion and an annual demand for more than 200 million smartphones, Africa is a big market. However, few have asked why it is that Transsion, a Chinese brand,...
Tuesday 19 September 2023
Transsion expands into new markets
China-based Transsion Holdings, which primarily targets the African handset market, has expanded into new markets along with its chip partners MediaTek and Unisoc, according to industry...
Monday 3 July 2023
China jumps ahead in the rush to secure lithium from Africa
China's early move to tap new centers of lithium supply across Africa is reaping rewards, helping the top electric-vehicle battery producer navigate a tight market for the key meta...
Tuesday 6 June 2023
Africa's first EV battery gigafactory takes shape in Morocco
Africa doesn't have a supersized battery factory of its own — at least not yet.
Tuesday 13 December 2022
African smartphone market suffers sharp fall as sluggish economies cause slowdown in consumer demand, says IDC
Newly released data from IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows that Africa's overall mobile phone market suffered an on-year (YoY) decline of 19.9% in the third quarter...
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.
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