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Optical lens kits maker Largan posts strong June revenues

Taiwan-based Largan Precision has reported self-estimated consolidated revenues of NT$646.8 million for June, the highest monthly level so far in 2009 mainly due to booming shipments of 3-megapixel lens kits fo    

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Protection component maker Polytronics expects increased shipments in 3Q09

Protection component maker Polytronics Technology has begun shipments of a new line of SLD circuit protection devices used in lithium batteries to a handset vendor. Monthly shipments are expected to increase fr    

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Handset keypad maker Ichia sees revenues up over 10% in 1H09, says paper

Handset keypad and flexible PCB maker Ichia Technologies posted consolidated revenues of NT$3.96 billion (US$120.36 million) in the first half of 2009, up 10.6% from a year earlier, the Chinese-language Economi    

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Nvidia reportedly lands Tegra orders from top-five brand handset vendors

Nvidia has reportedly landed orders for its Tegra chip from some of the top-five brand handset vendors, according to market sources in Taiwan.    

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FPCB makers see June revenues soar thanks to strong orders from smartphone customers

PCB maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated June revenues of NT$675 million (US$20.52 million), up 21.4% from May, and revenues from FPCBs totaled NT$331 million, up 21.2% sequentially. Career Techno    

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EU welcomes the microUSB as a standard phone charger socket
Jun 30, 2009 (Updated Jun 30, 2009) Cellpex, United States, Ohio - admin

The European Commission announced that most of the leading mobile phone makers have come to the agreement to adopt the microUSB port as a standard European charger socket.This will allow people to use one charg    

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Handset panel orders from first-tier vendors growing fast
Jun 29, 2009 (Updated Jul 01, 2009) Cellpex, United States, Ohio - admin

Small- to medium-size LCD panel makers are seeing strong orders from handset vendors, including Nokia, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics (LGE), who are gearing up for the third-quarter peak season, accordi    

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IC distributor WPG sees 3G chip sales soar

WPG Holdings' sales of chips used in 3G network interface cards (NICs) in June will be more than three times the May level, driven by China mobile service providers' 3G-netbook bundle programs, accord    

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Nokia to launch first TD-SCDMA smartphone for China market by year-end 2009
Jun 29, 2009 (Updated Jul 01, 2009) Cellpex, United States, Ohio - admin

Nokia plans to launch its first TD-SCDMA-enabled smartphone targeting the high-end segment of China's handset market by the end of 2009, according to Deng Yuanjun, corporate senior vice president and vice    

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China mobile phone user base increases to nearly 687 million in May 2009

There were 686.95 million subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of May 2009, growing by 1.20% on month and by 16.01% on year, according to statistics published by China's Mini    

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