Tuesday 30 June 2020
Chinese firms gaining significant ground in Apple devices assembly chain
In order to cut costs, diversify production risks and better tap the Chinese market, Apple has allowed Chinese partners to play an increasingly important role in assembling diverse...
Monday 25 August 2014
Sony Mobile to roll out more waterproof smartphones, say sources
Sony Mobile Communications is enhancing the competitiveness of its the mid-range smartphones by rolling-out more water-resistant models and is likely to make waterproof a standard...
Monday 19 May 2014
Sony Mobile may release ODM orders for 20-25 million smartphones to Taiwan makers
Japan-based vendor Sony Mobile Communications has set target shipments of 50 million smartphones for fiscal year 2014 (April 2014-March 2015) and the vendor is likely to release orders...
Monday 28 April 2014
Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments to grow over 40% in 2Q14
Taiwan-based handset ODMs and brand vendors are expected to see their combined handset shipments grow over 40% on quarter and also on year to a total of 23.4 million units in the...
Tuesday 15 April 2014
Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments drop 1.6% sequentially in 1Q14
Chi Mei Communication Systems (CMCS) saw a significant increase in handset shipments in first-quarter 2014, because of Nokia's joint design manufacturing (JDM) orders for feature...
Monday 10 March 2014
More handset makers joining WP camp
Microsoft has successfully lured a number of China- and India-based handset vendors to join the Windows Phone (WP) camp, which may help ramp up the ratio of the WP8 phones in the...
Wednesday 22 January 2014
Digitimes Research: Taiwan ODM handset shipments flat in 4Q13
Handsets shipped by Taiwan-based ODMs stayed flat in the fourth quarter of 2013, with Compal Communications and Arima Communications seeing their shipments decline significantly on...
Friday 10 January 2014
Compal expects tablet shipments to double in 2014
Compal Electronics expects its tablet shipments to double in 2014 to 14 million units, while shipments of its notebooks will grow only slightly to 40 million units. The company shipped...
Monday 6 January 2014
Sony Mobile to launch WP8 phones, say sources
Sony Mobile Communications has decided to launch ODM models of Windows Phone 8-based smartphones, while concentrating its R&D efforts on Android and Firefox models, according...
Monday 6 January 2014
Motorola, LG to release new ODM smartphone orders to Taiwan-based suppliers
Motorola Mobility and LG Electronics reportedly will release new ODM smartphone orders to Taiwan-based handset makers, a move which help Taiwan handset suppliers ease their over reliance...
Thursday 28 November 2013
Compal Electronics completes merger with subsidiary Compal Communications
Notebook ODM Compal Electronics has announced its merger with Compal Communications after completing its tender offer to purchase a majority stake in the handset subsidiary.
Tuesday 1 October 2013
More handset ODMs likely to become targets for acquisition
Taiwan-based handset ODMs including Arima Communications, Wistron NeWeb and FIH Mobile are likely to be the targets for acquisition after Compal Electronics announced its plans to...
Monday 30 September 2013
Compal Electronics to absorb Compal Communications
Taiwan-based notebook ODM Compal Electronics will acquire as much as 100% of the circulating shares of smartphone ODM Compal Communications at NT$50.80 (US$1.71) per share and then...
Monday 30 September 2013
Sony Mobile aims to ship 65 million smartphones in fiscal 2014
Sony Mobile Communications aims to ship 65 million smartphones in its fiscal year 2014 (April 2014-March 2015), up 55% from the 42 million units projected for the current fiscal year,...
Wednesday 28 August 2013
Taiwan smartphone ODMs turn proactive instead of waiting for orders
Taiwan-based smartphone ODMs Arima Communications and Compal Communications have landed greater-than-expected orders for large-size entry-level models thanks to their aggressive marketing...
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