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Monday 30 November 2020
Novatek driver ICs cut into iPad supply chain, say sources
Novatek Microelectronics reportedly has signed a deal with Apple that will allow the Taiwan-based IC maker to begin shipping its LCD driver ICs for iPad devices in the second half...
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...
Thursday 16 July 2015
Apple introduces new iPod touch
Apple has introduced its latest iPod touch and unveiled a new lineup of colors for all iPod models, including gray, silver, gold, pink and blue. The iPod touch features a new 8 megapixel...
Friday 27 June 2014
Apple releases new iPod touch starting at US$199
Apple has announced its 16GB iPod touch is now available in several colors and equipped with a 5-megapixel iSight camera for US$199.
Friday 14 September 2012
Fifth-generation iPod shipments to reach 5 million by year-end 2012
Apple's recently released fifth-generation iPod is expected to reach shipments of five million units by the end of 2012 due to the devices upgraded technology and larger screen size,...
Friday 7 October 2011
Sales of iPod lineups to only account for 7% of Apple revenues in 2011
Sales of iPods will only account for 7% of Apple's total revenues in 2011, pushing Taiwan-based makers in the iPod supply chain to shift their focus to the production of parts and...
Wednesday 5 October 2011
Apple brings new features and more affordable pricing to iPod touch and iPod nano
Apple has announced new features and more affordable pricing for both iPod touch and iPod nano. iPod touch will be available in new black and white models starting at just US$199,...
Thursday 21 July 2011
Primax sees monthly CCM capacity fully loaded in 3Q11
Taiwan-based compact camera module (CCM) maker Primax Electronics, a supplier of iPhone CCMs, has landed orders from Apple for the upcoming iPhone model, and already has its 15 million...
Thursday 21 July 2011
New MacBook Air shipments expected to stay strong from June to August
Shipments of Apple's just released third-generation MacBook Air from the supply chain already reached 400,000-500,000 units in June and the volume is expected to remain strong throughout...
Friday 3 September 2010
Asia Optical, Genius Electronic may land lens module orders for new iPod touch, say sources
As Taiwan-based Asia Optical is a supplier of VGA lens modules used in iPhone 4 and fellow maker Genius Electronic Optical supplies VGA and 5-megapixel lens modules for iPhone 4,...
Friday 3 September 2010
Taiwan makers expect shipment growth in 4Q10 from latest Apple products
Apple's iPod touch manufacturer Quanta Computer, iPod nano manufacturer Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and iPod shuffle manufacturer Inventec Appliances are expected...
Thursday 15 July 2010
Apple readies 11.6-inch MacBook Air and new iPod touch
Apple is ready to launch a new generation MacBook Air featuring an 11.6-inch display and Intel Core i-series ultra-low voltage processor in the second half of 2010, as well as a new...
Thursday 13 May 2010
HTC sues Apple for patent infringement
HTC on May 12 took legal action against Apple, filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) to halt the importation and sale of the iPhone, iPad...
Wednesday 23 December 2009
OmniVision orders for iPhone expected to rise significantly in 2010
OmniVision Technologies is expected to see CMOS image sensor (CIS) orders for Apple's iPhone devices grow to 40-45 million units in 2010 from 20-21 million estimated this year, according...
Tuesday 15 September 2009
Genius Electronic is sole supplier of lens kits for iPod nano, says report
Taiwan-based optical lens maker Genius Electronic Optical is the only ODM supplier of optical lens kits for use in the built-in camera of the new iPod nano version unveiled by Apple...
Summary of Tech Supply Chain News!
Global smartphone shipments hit 2023 peak in 4Q23, but decelerate in 1Q24 due to seasonality, says DIGITIMES Research
Meet the analyst: Operating system in AI era will be king, says DIGITIMES Research
Taiwan server industry experiences decline in 2023 revenues and shipments; poised to see growth in 2024, says DIGITIMES Research