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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Will not be Google or Pixel branded
Google is reported to be set to announce two new smartwatches in Q1 2017 based on Android Wear 2.0 platform, a redesigned version of Android geared towards wearable devices.
Annual output capacity at just 10 units per year
Of all the rumors surrounding Apple’s display panels for next year’s iPhone lineup, a new report from Bloomberg takes a closer look at the corporation responsible for making the machines used behind the OLED production process.
Two new IC companies to enter market by late 2017
According to a report from IC insights, the market for DRAM and NAND flash ICs is expected to increase 10 percent in 2017 after weak market conditions left the market in a one percent decline by the end of 2016.
TSMC needs to improve yield rates on 10nm first
The folks at Boston-based BlueFin Research Partners have recently given some much-needed commentary on the state of 10nm chip production at TSMC for Apple’s next-generation iPhone units.