ASUS and Gigabyte plan restructuring of mobile units
Published in Mobiles


No longer seeing growth in certain units

Since the first half of 2016, Asustek Computer has experienced a rapid decline of sales in its tablet businesses, while Gigabyte has not seen much profitability from its PC accessories unit.

Huawei, Oppo, Vivo to sell 500 million smartphones in 2017
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Impressive gains this year behind Samsung and Apple

According to the latest estimates within the smartphone supply chain, China’s top-three vendors are expected to ship a combined total of 500 million devices in 2017, or roughly one third of all global smartphone shipments.

SK Hynix to construct new facility in South Korea
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SK Hynix is runner-up in NAND flash next to Samsung

SK Hynix announced on Friday that it will be constructing a new fabrication facility at its factory in Cheongju, South Korea to meet increasing demand for NAND flash components.

OLED TVs to make 68 percent of market in three years
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370 million units sold by the end of 2016


A new report from the Photonics Industry and Technology Development Association (PIDA) says that worldwide purchases of OLED panels are on the rise, with the proportion of market share in high-end televisions expected to reach 68 percent in 2020.

ASUS, HTC, Acer fall short of smartphone shipment targets
Published in Mobiles


Shipment delays, price competition, slower sales


According to the latest claims from industry sources, the three leading Taiwan-based smartphone vendors Asustek, HTC and Acer have all missed their target smartphone shipments for 2016 due to price competition and lower-than-expected sales in certain countries.

HTC sends invites to product event on January 12th
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A few days after CES


Over the weekend, HTC sent out invitations to a new product announcement it will be holding on January 12th, 2017, during the week following CES in Las Vegas.

Foldable smartphones to gain market traction by 2019
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Got to fold a little

A new report from the folks at Kolon Industries says that foldable smartphones could make up 20 percent of overall market share, at least in South Korea, during the year after which they are expected to begin mass production.

Consumer robotics may not see much demand next year
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Learning abilities still require more fine-tuning


The demand for consumer robotic products next year is projected to be lower than anticipated, as market watchers have revised their forecasts to claim that most products are still rated as “not essential” to consumers and require further technological development.

MacBook Pro 2016 lacks recommendation from Consumer Reports
Published in Notebooks


Inconsistent battery life across various tests


Over the past decade, Apple’s MacBook Pro lineup has received consistent recommendations in product design and quality from a variety of the company’s well-positioned media outlets.

US wearables market growth is slow
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Friday, 23 December 2016 07:27

US wearables market growth is slow


But still 15.8 percent of US adult population

The market for wearable devices including smartwatches and fitness trackers in the US is progressing along at a rather slow pace of just 25 percent year-over-year, according to the latest industry estimates.