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Huawei crisis
The US export ban on Huawei has seen majot tech firms sever ties with the Chinese telecom equipment and handset vendor.
Thursday 25 July 2019
IC backend firms expanding capacities on strong demand from Huawei
Taiwan IC backend service firms are moving to carry out capacity expansions to meet increased shipment demand from Huawei and its chipmaking arm HiSilicon, which, coupled with growing...
Wednesday 17 July 2019
Huawei to launch smart TVs
Huawei has announced that it will launch a series of TVs with smart displays under its Honor-lineup targeting the smart home segment.
Tuesday 16 July 2019
Taiwan backend houses to see Huawei orders pick up
Taiwan-based backend houses and COF substrate suppliers will see orders from Huawei pick up in July or August, according to industry sources.
Monday 15 July 2019
IC orders from Huawei to resume momentum soon
Huawei's IC orders for its new smartphone models to be released in the second half of 2019 are to pick up again soon thanks to an easing of the US trade ban against the top Chinese...
Wednesday 10 July 2019
Huawei makes gains in China handset market at the expense of fellow vendors
Huawei has seen its share in China's handset market continue rising at the expense of other fellow brands, although the vendor's overseas shipments have been hampered by the US trade...
Friday 5 July 2019
Huawei smartphone shipments expected to shrink in 3Q19 despite easing of ban
Although the US government has eased its restrictions on Huawei, the Chinese smartphone vendor may see its shipments continue to shrink in the third quarter of 2019 as worries over...
Friday 5 July 2019
No timetable set for Huawei Ark OS launch, says executive
Huawei has set no clear-cut timetable for the launch of its own handset operating system, dubbed Hongmeng OS, which could also be known as ARK OS globally, according to the firm's...
Friday 5 July 2019
ODMs optimistic Huawei will resume notebook deliveries and developments
ODMs and other suppliers engaged in the supply chain for Huawei's notebooks have disclosed that they will be informed in two weeks' time whether deliveries and developments for the...
Tuesday 2 July 2019
Huawei order visibility for 5G chips, IC backend services to extend to year-end 2019, say makers
Taiwan's chips and IC backend service suppliers have felt a sense of relief after the US government softened its stance against Huawei, and expect their order visibility from Huawei,...
Tuesday 2 July 2019
TDDI IC supply chain turns optimistic about 2H19 on Huawei ban easing
Taiwan's handset TDDI IC supply chain for Huawei, including designers, backend COF service providers and substrate suppliers, have turned guardedly optimistic about their business...
Tuesday 2 July 2019
PCB makers deferring new equipment installation
Equipment vendors have recently seen increasing cases of PCB makers deferring new equipment installation schedules amid a weaker-than-expected outlook for 2019, according to sources...
Tuesday 2 July 2019
Chipmakers likely to post disappointing 2H19 results
Most of Taiwan-based chipmakers will likely experience a particularly weak second half of 2019, due to macro headwinds facing the chipmaking sector, according to industry observers...
Thursday 27 June 2019
Huawei smartphone sales ebbing in Taiwan
Sales of Huawei's smartphones in the Taiwan market have begun to decline recently after a number of key players such as Google said that they will stop supporting Huawei's mobile...
Thursday 27 June 2019
Huawei unveils 5G deployment plans at MWC Shanghai 2019
At MWC Shanghai 2019, Huawei deputy chairman Ken Hu gave an update on Huawei's progress in 5G deployment, sharing concrete examples of how service innovation and cross-industry collaboration...
Saturday 22 June 2019
G2 and Beyond: SoftBank chairman says he did not order Arm to stop shipping to Huawei
SoftBank Group chairman Masayoshi Son has disclosed that he was not invovled in Arm's decision to stop shipments to Huawei in the wake of the US ban on the Chinese handset and telecom...