GLOBAL OUTLOOK:Tung Tzu-hsien had to speak in generalities because while he is chairman of the host association, he is also the head of Pegatron Corp
Date: Sep 12, 2017
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter
Taipei Computer Association (TCA, 台北市電腦公會) chairman Tung Tzu-hsien (童子
賢) yesterday voiced optimism about the outlook of the global smartphone industry for the rest of the year on the back of major international companies’ launches of new flagship handsets.
“Contract electronics manufacturers are very busy getting their funds, key technologies and production ready, as many big smartphone clients are gearing up to introduce their newest products this fall,” the Pegatron Corp (和碩) chairman told reporters on the sidelines of the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) opening ceremony in Taipei.
Samsung Electronics Co launched its new generation of the Note series on Aug. 23 and Apple Inc is scheduled to unveil its 10th-anniversary iPhones today in the US, the most important iPhones in years.
Pegatron, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海精密) and Wistron Corp (緯創) assemble iPhones for the US company. [FULL STORY]