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TrendForce Reports Global LCD TV Shipments Grew 1.6% Annually in 2016; Hisense Narrowly Beat TCL to Take Third Spot in Ranking

3 Feb

Global shipments of LCD TV sets for 2016 increased 1.6% annually to reach 219.2 million units, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce. Shipment growth was attributed to the strong sales in North America’s distribution channels during the busy season, the increasing affordability of large-size TVs and the robust housing market in China. The top five TV brands by shipments in order are Samsung, LG Electronics (LGE), Hisense, TCL and Sony. (more…)

Toshiba Spins Off Memory Business to Strengthen Its NAND Flash Competitiveness, TrendForce Reports

30 Jan

Toshiba has officially announced that its memory business will be spun off. Although the detail is not disclosed yet, overall the procedure will be completed by March 31st . (more…)

Mix Taiwan Creativity x Techniques : Share As You Live, Build Upon What You Share

20 Dec

The startup environment in Taiwan has been thriving over the past few years. Business incubators and accelerators are sprouting fast; young entrepreneurs long for funding, while investment companies seek future sparks. Apart from matching startups with investors, it is crucial for startups to gain enough funding as the first step. Yet, before all starts, the core is to visualize their creativity and the right technique is the key. (more…)

Super Mario Beats Pokemon Go in Day One Downloads

19 Dec

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Well, records are certainly meant to be broken and even when the bar is so high that you can’t see it, someone is going to set it even higher, eventually. After the huge and unprecedented success received by Pokemon Go, who would have thought that the records set by it won’t even survive the year. Well, that is the case and Super Mario has just trampled upon one of those records. (more…)

Instagram Crosses the 600 Million User Mark

17 Dec

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Instagram has really been making some serious upgrades to its platform of late. The past two months have seen the company launch a slew of new features including bookmarks, likable comments, live video, tags, Stories and more. It seems like the company’s efforts are paying off. The platform has managed to cross the 600 million user milestone. (more…)

Qualcomm Leads Global Ranking of Top 10 Fabless IC Design Companies Based on Annual Revenue for 2016, Says TrendForce

6 Dec

Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (abbreviation QCT, here referred to as Qualcomm) tops the projected ranking of the top 10 fabless IC design houses worldwide based on annual revenues for 2016, according to TrendForce’s analysis. Broadcom Limited is expected to be runner-up, while MediaTek will take third place. The ranking positions of these three companies are fairly secure in the short term because collectively they would represent about 65% of the total revenue generated all the design houses that are listed on this year’s top 10 ranking. (more…)

ASUS Remains Most Valuable Taiwanese Brand in 2016

1 Dec

For the fourth straight year, ASUS retains the title as Taiwan’s most valuable brand in 2016, according to a study on the value of Taiwan’s international brands, conducted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. (more…)

Apple Pay Messaging at Point-of-Sale Drives 135% Increase in Mobile Payments Usage

22 Nov

USA Technologies, Inc., a payment technology provider of cashless and mobile transactions in self-serve retail, has announced the results of a six-month study testing targeted point-of-sale advertising of Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient.  (more…)

Nokia Claims to Have Outperformed Rival Ericsson in Sales

17 Nov

By Aastha Chugh, The Tech Portal

Ever since the advent of 4G mobile broadband equipment, telecoms network suppliers are fighting a harsh battle to cope with the rising demands of 4G networks. Amidst this era of struggle, Finnish multinational communications and information technology company Nokia, on Tuesday claimed that it is outperforming rival Ericsson, which recently sprung to the forefront of news for issuing a dramatic profit warning and ousting its chief executive. (more…)

India Surpasses US as World’s Second-Largest Smartphone Market

27 Oct

India is expected to see a significant uptake in mobile subscriptions, broadband and connectivity by 2020, marking a period of rapid development of the country’s mobile economy, according to a new GSMA Intelligence study published today. (more…)