HTC rolls out new flagship smartphone
HTC has introduced its new flagship smartphone, the HTC U12+, in the Taiwan market, priced at NT$23,900 (US$798) for a 6GB RAM/64GB ROM version and NT$24,900 for another 6GB RAM/138GB ROM version. The company has begun taking pre-orders with availability in mid-June.
Taiwan smartphone sales dip in April
Sales of smartphones in the Taiwan market have continued to drop for the fifth consecutive month to 490,000 units in April 2018, according to data compiled by local retail channels.
HTC to launch blockchain phone Exodus
HTC has announced that it is ready to launch its first blockchain-enabled phone, Exodus, which will support a number of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Lightning Networks, Ethereum and Dfinity.
Demand for multi-lens cameras likely to heat up
Demand for multi-lens camera modules is likely to heat up as Huawei reportedly plans to extend the adoption of triple-lens cameras to other series of its high-end smartphones, according to industry sources.
Asustek 1Q18 earnings lower than expected
Asustek Computer saw its net profit dip 41% on quarter and 35% on year to NT$2.38 billion (US$80.03 million) in the first quarter of 2018, due to non-operating losses. EPS for the first quarter stood at NT$3.20, lower than market expectations of NT$4.20.
Synnex EPS at NT$1.35 in 1Q18
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported net EPS of NT$1.35 (US$0.05) for first-quarter 2018.
Asustek Computer expects its smartphone shipments to grow 25-35% sequentially in the second quarter of 2018, buoyed by strong sales of its newly released ZenFone 5 and ZenFone Max Pro, according to company CEO Jerry Shen.
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 to suffer operating losses and the latter to see a 10% sequential revenue increase, due mainly to mixed sales performances...
Xiaomi, Oppo neck and neck in Taiwan
China-based smartphone vendors Xiaomi Technology and Oppo have both launched their latest flagship models in Taiwan as they gear up efforts to ramp up their market shares there.
HTC reports earnings for 1Q18
HTC has reported net profits of NT$21.1 billion (US$707.69 million) or NT$25.7 per share for the first quarter of 2018, ending its 11 consecutive quarterly losses.
Synnex April revenues up on year
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$27.68 billion (US$940 million) for April, decreasing 17.79% sequentially but increasing 18.69% on year.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) 7nm FinFET process has obtained orders for the production of AI-capable SoCs from a number of China-based chip firms, such as Huawei's HiSilicon and Cambricon Technologies, and is expected to attract more orders from other companies specializing in...
Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China are expected to increase 17% sequentially to 173.8 million units in the second quarter of 2018, Digitimes Research estimates.
HTC sales remain in doldrums
HTC saw its consolidated revenues decline 24.2% on month and 55.4% on year to NT$2.099 billion (US$70.71 million) in April, the company's lowest monthly figures since August 2004.
HTC likely to launch U12+ on May 23
HTC has sent out invitations for a product event to be held on May 23, with market watchers indicating that the vendor is likely to introduce its new flagship model, the U12+, and other members of its Desire-lineup.
China smartphone shipments fall below 90 million units in 1Q18, says Digitimes Research
Smartphone shipments in China fell 34% sequentially and 13.4% on year to below 90 million units in the first quarter of 2018, affected by reduced production during the Lunar New Year holidays, inventory clear-up at channels as well as slower sales of new iPhone devices, according to Digitimes Resear...
Nearly 50% of new smartphones launched by China makers by year-end 2018 to come with AI applications
About half of new smartphone models launched by China's smartphone vendors, including the top-four players Huawei, Xiaomi Technology, Oppo and Vivo, as well as other brands, by the year-end 2018 will come with enriched AI applications, according to sources from Taiwan's IC-design houses.
Vivo launches X21 in Taiwan
China-based smartphone vendor Vivo has launched its Vivo X21, the company's first model with an under-display fingerprint sensor, in the Taiwan market with the availability to begin on May 4 at NT$16,990 (US$570).
Egis Technology (Egistec) and Goodix have both obtained fingerprint sensor orders for Samsung's Galaxy smartphones with shipments already kicking off, according to industry sources.
Goodix enters supply chain for Samsung phones
Goodix Technology has announced its entry into the supply chain for Samsung's smartphones.
Apple reports record revenues for fiscal 2Q18
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal second-quarter 2018 (ended March 31, 2018), posting quarterly revenues of US$61.1 billion, an increase of 16% from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of US$2.73, up 30%.
China smartphone vendors gearing up for Taiwan market
China-based smartphone vendors including Oppo, Huawei and Xiaomi Technology are gearing up their promotion campaigns in Taiwan aiming to further ramp up their local market shares, according to market sources.
Including exports, shipments of smartphones by China-based vendors totaled 141.1 million units in the first quarter of 2018, decreasing 1.2% from a year earlier, Digitimes Research estimates.
Taiwan supply chain eyeing orders from Xiaomi
More Taiwan-based players in the IT supply chain, including Foxconn Electronics, Inventec, Largan Precision and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), are eyeing orders from Xiaomi Technology as the China-based smartphone vendor has continued to ramp up its shipments globally, according...
Adoption of under-display fingerprint sensors for smartphones to top 100 million units by 2019, IHS says
Smartphone brands are expected to increase their adoption of under-display fingerprint sensors, which allow phones to have full-screen displays with an invisible fingerprint feature, according to IHS Markit.
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 1Q 2018
Taiwan's large-size LCD panel shipments decreased 4.4% sequentially, but went up 4.6% on year in the first quarter of 2018.
China smartphone AP shipments – 1Q 2018
According to surveys Digitimes Research conducted in China in March 2018, shipments of smartphone application processors (AP)...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 1Q 2018
Thanks to volume shipments of 18:9 smartphone panels from Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT), Taiwan's small- to medium-size panel...
Global AP market, 2017-2021
Digitimes Research estimates total shipments of smartphone application processors (AP) worldwide will grow 1.5% on year to 1.67...
Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2018
In 2018, global server shipments will grow 8.5% to reach 13.73 million units. Digitimes Research estimates server shipments...
China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020
This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers,...