About 795.7 million smartphone application processors will be shipped to China-based handset vendors in 2021, up 12.2% on year, forecasts Digitimes Research.
VCM makers to expand production capacity
Japan-based VCM (voice coil motor) suppliers, mainly Alps Alpine and Mizumi, have asked their Taiwan-based contract makers including Audix to expand production capacity by about 40% by the end of June or early July 2021, according to industry sources.
Global smartphone shipments to grow 50% in 1Q21
Global smartphone shipments are likely to grow nearly 50% on year to 340 million units in the first quarter of 2021, driven by robust sales of Apple's iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone Pro Max as well as a ramp-up in shipments by Chinese brands to grab the market share relinquished by Huawei, according to Digitimes...
Huawei Technologies, to cope with US sanctions amid fast growing development of 5G and AI+IoT, is transforming its consumer electronics business from providing hardware to operating platforms and setting up ecosystems for devices and services mainly used in smart home, travel, office, health care and...
Chinese handset brands continue to make headway in India
Chinese handset brands have continued to make headway in the India market despite tensions at the two countries' border areas, according to local media reports in India.
MWC Shanghai 2021 kicks off
MWC Shanghai 2021 has kicked off today with the exhibition being presented partly online and partly in physical venues in the wake of the pandemic. The organizers expect some 20,000 patrons to visit the showground in the 3-day event.
Vietnam's exports of handsets and handset components decreased for the first time in 11 years by 0.4% to US$51.18 billion in 2020, according to local media reports, citing data from the General Statistics Office of Vietnam.
China smartphone vendors focus on differentiation
Leading China-based smartphone vendors have focused on production differentiation to maintain competitiveness in the global market.
Highlights of the day: Notebook ODMs to see robust 1Q21
With demand remaining robust, ODMs are expected to see their first-quarter 2021 notebooks shipments drop by only 10-15% sequentially, milder than the usually over 20% declines seen during the traditional low season. Stay-at-home activities...
Worldwide 5G smartphone shipments are expected to grow drastically to nearly 550 million units in 2021, and supply chain players will benefit as a result, according to market sources.
Smartphone vendors upbeat about midrange 5G models
Smartphone vendors are upbeat about the midrange segment of the 5G phone market which is set to grow robustly in 2021.
Highlights of the day: Handset sales recovering in China
The handset market in China is recovering, with shipments staging a strong rebound in January ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays. January handset shipments in China almost doubled compared to the same month last year. Mobile SoC vendor...
Neweb launches ezAIO integrated EDC device
Third-party electronic payment service provider Neweb Technologies, a subsidiary of online game developer/operator Soft-World International, has launched ezAIO, an integrated EDC (electronic data capture) device used to process online and offline mobile payment, according to the company.
China handset sales rebound in January
Shipments of handsets staged a significant rebound in the China market in January, fueled by seasonal demand ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday and the rollouts of new budget 5G phones by Chinese vendors, according to industry sources.
Competition in 5G mmWave SoC market to heat up in 2H21
MediaTek's recently announced mmWave-enabled M80 5G modem chip is likely to fuel competition in the mmWave SoC solution market in the second half of 2021.
Pegatron January revenues hit 11-month low
Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$82.419 billion (US$2.90 billion) for January, the lowest monthly level since March 2020.
Taiwan foundries gearing up for capacity expansions
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries are gearing up for capacity expansions in 2021 to satisfy growing customer demand, according to industry observers.
Smartphone shipments to the China market are expected to fall over 10% sequentially in the first quarter of 2021, after growing 19.2% in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to Digitimes Research's latest data from its smartphone tracker.
APAC mobile communications market to grow at 6.11% CAGR during 2020-2025, forecasts GlobalData
Total revenue of mobile communications services market in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.11% between 2020 and 2025, supported by conducive government policies and growing demand for 5G services, according to GlobalData.
Taiwanese foundry houses' promises to devote more capacity to making automotive chips have raised concern among smaller IC designers. With the foundry capacity unlikely to see major expansion anytime soon, production of more automotive chips...
Asustek seeks turnaround of handset biz in 2021
Asustek Computer is looking to turn around its handset business in 2021 with multiple approaches, including plans to launch its next-generation gaming smartphone, the ROG Phone5, in March-April, according to industry sources.
Chinese smartphone vendors are expected to see robust annual growths in first-quarter 2021 shipments to both the domestic and overseas markets, according to Digitimes Research.
Shipments of smartphone-use application processors (AP) to China, including those for handset exports, will stay flat sequentially in the first quarter of 2021, according to Digitimes Research. Shipments compared to a year earlier will register a robust 57% increase.
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 4Q 2020
Taiwan's large-size LCD panel shipments grew 4.4% sequentially and 26.5% on year to come to 74.76 million units in the fourth...
Global tablet market – 4Q 2020
Fourth-quarter 2020 global tablet shipments amounted to 51.56 million units, soaring 17.6% from a quarter ago and 19.3% from...
China smartphone AP shipments – 4Q 2020
Fourth-quarter 2020 smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors amounted to 211.6 million units, up 9.9% quarter-over-quarter...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2021
Taiwan-based makers' server-related revenues are expected to climb 7.6% on year in 2021, buoyed by growing demand from cloud...
China semiconductor industry: From 13th 5-year Plan to 14th 5-year Plan, 2015-2025
China government has always attached great importance to advances of the semiconductor sector, but semiconductors' vital role...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2021 and beyond
Global large-size LCD panel shipments will fall at a CAGR of -0.3% 2020 through 2025, while shipments of small-to-medium-size...