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中國手機竄起 hTC 難回前 5 大

宏達電第 2 季開賣新 hTC One,但對銷售助益有限。 研調機構國際數據資訊公司(IDC)公布今年第2季全球智慧型手機出貨達 2.37 億支,年增 52.3%,較第 1 季成長 10%,其中三星在 GALAXY S4 銷售帶動下,市佔 3 成蟬聯冠軍,蘋果居次,宏達電則自去年第 4 季被擠出前 5 大智慧手機廠之外後,今年第 2 季雖有機皇新 hTC One 開賣,市佔率估僅 2.9% 左右,仍未重回前 5 大,遭中國手機廠取代。 據 IDC 最新資料顯示,第2季全球前 5 大智慧手機廠依序為三星(SAMSUNG)、蘋果(Apple),LG、聯想、中興,前 3 名較第 1 季都沒變,第 4 … Continue reading

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一張薪資表 破解宏達電高層出走祕密

今年上半年結束,宏達電在智慧型手機戰場上交出一張令人失望的成績單,營收比去年同期衰退近 3 成,每股盈餘僅 1.6 元,預估全年將很難超過 10 元,比起最高峰 2011 年的 73 元減少超過 7 倍。消息一出,12 大外資殺紅眼,齊把目標價砍到一字頭。 只是當外界紛紛把焦點集中在產品好壞,獲利高低,以及與蘋果、三星的激烈競爭時,一場更大的人事風暴,正在宏達電內部悄悄成形。 過去 18 個月來,宏達電掀起一陣人事大風吹,有 12 位副總級以上高階主管離職,其中包含創始團隊老將,以及重金禮聘來不到 2 年的外籍人才。光是今年上半年就走了 7 位,形成「月月有人走,空缺不及補」的怪象。 然而,宏達電的高層離職潮恐怕尚未結束。

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Apple Finds It Difficult to Divorce Samsung

Apple is finding that breaking up with Samsung is hard to do. For evidence, look no further than Apple Inc.’s effort to find a company other than ferocious rival Samsung Electronics Co. to make the sophisticated chip brains used in … Continue reading

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Broadcom steals MediaTek’s crown

A week after ABI Research crowned MediaTek Inc.’s MT6167 as the first 40nm and smallest multimode transceiver, the market analyst may have to backtrack its announcement. ABI Research has reported that Broadcom Corp. has put into production one of the … Continue reading

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Mediatek Trumps Qualcomm in RF with World’s Smallest Transceiver, According to ABI Research (Mediatek takes crown for tiniest RF transceiver)

ABI Research finds that Mediatek has delivered the world’s smallest multimode transceiver. Coming just a week after Qualcomm announced its intentions to produce RF front ends for high tier LTE smartphones, Mediatek releases the world’s smallest RF transceiver which is … Continue reading

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Rise of smartphone reshapes cellphone IC rankings

The tremendous growth in smartphone sales over the past five years, coupled with the rise of 4G LTE, have reshaped the cellphone chip market landscape, with Qualcomm Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. capitalizing the most, according to market research … Continue reading

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MediaTek – OmniVision tie-up to enhance phone technology

TAIPEI, Taiwan — MediaTek Inc. announced Friday it will work with OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading force in advanced digital imaging solutions, to develop new handsets with more versatile camera functions. Executives of MediaTek, a major fabless semiconductor company and … Continue reading

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Providing a Template to Challenge Apple

TAIPEI — In the China smartphone market, Apple has seen better days. Despite having reported record sales of the iPhone 5, the U.S. technology giant’s presence on the mainland flagged in 2012; it was pushed out of the top five … Continue reading

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New Quad-Core Mobile Chip Will Mean Cheaper High-End Smartphones

Combining components on a single chip lowers the cost of manufacturing. Taiwanese chip giant MediaTek today launched the world’s first quad-core “system on a chip” for smartphones. The new chip, the MT6589, is cheaper to manufacture — which will help … Continue reading

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Asia’s chip giant MediaTek reveals quad core SoC

Analysts predict another price war Taiwanese chip giant MediaTek is staking its claim to the high-end smartphone market with its first quad core offering which it hopes will give it an edge over rival Qualcomm in the high stakes China … Continue reading

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