This research report presents mobile phone shipment volume forecast and recent quarter review of major Taiwanese contract manufacturers. The report includes major contract manufacturers' shipment volume and value, ASP, manufacturer volume ranking, customer ranking, shipment by maker, and price trend. Also provided are shipment breakdowns by system technology, operating system, display, panel size, and production location. The content of this report is based on primary data obtained through interviews with Taiwanese mobile phone contract manufacturers. The report finds that the shipment volume of Taiwanese smartphone contract manufacturers declined significantly in the first quarter of 2014, following the peaked shipment volume in the fourth quarter of 2013 in anticipation of strong market demand for iPhones toward year-end.
Apple's iPhones continues to take the lion's share in Taiwanese makers' shipments, followed by Sony and Xiaomi in the first quarter of 2014. Mobile phones featuring LTE technology constituted nearly 70% of total mobile phones contract manufactured in the first quarter of 2014. Shipment volume of the Taiwanese contract manufacturers' mobile phone is forecast to have grown modestly in the second quarter of 2014 and will not see appreciable growth until the launch of iPhone 6, which is expected to happen in the second half of 2014.