By: Jeffery Wu and Frances Huang, Central News Agency
Taipei, May 21 (CNA) Cellphone shipments from Taiwan for the second quarter of this year will likely fall almost 10 percent from a quarter earlier due to slowing global demand for select flagship models of some Taiwanese brands, according to Taiwan-based Digitimes Research.
The research firm said that the expected drop in cellphone shipments also reflected the end of a product life cycle of several models under the name Sony, which is a major client of Taiwanese contract electronics makers. Digitimes said that cellphone shipments from Taiwan for the April-June period are expected to total 12.60 million units, down 9.7 percent from a quarter earlier.
The second quarter figure could even fall 42.9 percent from a year earlier, it said. [FULL STORY]