Friday 28 September 2018
iPhone XS Max costs Apple US$20 more in materials than iPhone X, says IHS
The teardowns and cost benchmarking team at IHS Markit has completed its preliminary physical review of the new iPhone XS Max. The model A1921 version of the smartphone sold in North...
Thursday 9 August 2018
China smartphone market and industry – 2Q 2018

China smartphone market

Monday 16 July 2018
Component inventories for iPhone X remain at high levels, say sources
Affected by Apple's overly-optimistic expectations for sales of the iPhone X, inventory of finished chassis, and other parts and components at the iPhone X's supply chain makers are...
Friday 18 May 2018
HLJ to build 6-inch epi fab to boost VCSEL capacity
Taiwan-based VCSEL application solutions provider HLJ Technology has decided to invest NT$2.7 billion (US$90.08 million) to build a 6-inc epi wafer fab at its plant complex in northern...
Thursday 10 May 2018
TPK, GIS see mixed iPhone touch panel shipment prospects for 2Q18
Taiwan-based touch panel makers TPK and General Interface Solution (GIS), both iPhone supply chain partners, have mixed prospects for the second quarter of 2018, with the former likely...
Wednesday 11 April 2018
Notch smartphone may not gain much momentum in 2018
While all-screen smartphones have undoubtedly become the mainstream of the handset industry, many industry watchers are now wondering whether notch smartphones - models with a u-shape...
Friday 23 March 2018
Android smartphones vendors turning to in-display fingerprint scanners
Smartphone vendors in the Android camp are rushing to incorporate in-display fingerprint recognition technology into their 18:9 all-screen models as they have turned conservative...
Wednesday 21 March 2018
Apple next-generation 5.85-inch OLED iPhone MBOM much lower than iPhone X, says Digitimes Research
Apple plans to launch a new 5.85-inch OLED iPhone this year as an upgrade to the existing iPhone X, but the vendor has managed to reduce the new device's initial manufacturing bill...
Friday 9 March 2018
Passive component supply to remain tight through 2019, says Yageo chair
The global supply of passive components is expected to remain tight through 2019, thanks to robust end-market demand, according to Pierre Chen, chairman for Yageo.
Monday 26 February 2018
Samsung looks to innovative S9 camera to energize Galaxy S smartphone sales, IHS says
At MWC 2018, Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus with an evolutionary design building on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Samsung is focusing on enhanced camera capabilities to differentiate...
Monday 5 February 2018
Taiwan supply chain to turn profitable on robust Apple orders in 2018
Although some Taiwan makers in the iPhone X supply chain have been affected by Apple's move to scale back shipments of the device, some others including Career Technology, E&R...
Thursday 1 February 2018
Global notebook shipments lower than expected in 4Q17, says Digitimes Research
Worldwide notebook shipments, not including detachable 2-in-1 devices, performed weaker than expected and arrived at only around 41.15 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017,...
Friday 19 January 2018
Metal-alloy chassis makers eyeing EV sector
Metal-alloy chassis makers Catcher Technology, Foxconn Technology, Ju Teng International Holdings and Casetek Holdings plan to develop motor chassis for electric vehicles (EVs), as...
Wednesday 17 January 2018
MPI to ship more LED testing equipment on increasing VCSEL demand in 1H18
IC testing equipment maker MJC Probe (MPI) is expected to see its shipments of LED testing equipment expand significantly in the first half of 2018 thanks to growing demand for VCSEL...
Wednesday 17 January 2018
iPhone supply chain braces for low order visibility in 1Q18
Component suppliers in the iPhone supply chain are likely to be forced to prolong their Lunar New Year holidays in the first quarter of 2018 due to low order visibility for iPhone...