Want China Times
Cell phone shipments from Taiwan for the fourth quarter are expected to fall from a year earlier reflecting a decline in orders placed by international brands to Taiwanese contract makers, according to Taipei-based Digitimes Research.
In a research report, Digitimes said that Taiwan’s cell phone shipments for the October-December period are expected to fall 21.3% from a year earlier to 19.88 million units. However, the fourth quarter figure will be 1.7% higher than the third quarter, the research firm said.
According to the Digitimes forecast, it will be the second consecutive quarter for Taiwan’s cell phone shipments to fall below the 20 million unit mark. In the third quarter, the country’s cell phone shipments stood at 19.54 million units, down 11.5% from 20.07 million units recorded in the second quarter, the data showed. [FULL STORY]