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Gaining an advantage in emerging markets: Q&A with India-based handset player Micromax

Aug 27, 12:30

Sales of handsets in the India market reached 61.07 million units in the first quarter of 2014, with smartphones accounting for 17.59 million units or 28.8%. Notably, smartphone sales...

Micromax co-founder Rajesh Agarwal

Voices from India: How can Taiwan best tap the booming India handset market

Aug 27, 12:27

There will be an estimated 250 million handsets sold in the India market in 2014, 35% of which will be smartphones, an increase from the 23% in 2013. However, with a population of...

Digitimes Research: All-in-one PC shipments to decline in 2014

Aug 26, 12:11

Desktop shipments are expected to enjoy growth in 2014 with Microsoft ending its support for Windows XP, but the all-in-one PC market, which focuses mainly on the consumer market...

Digitimes Research: iPhone ASP falls in 2Q14

Aug 12, 11:14

Smartphone vendors' strategies and timing of product launches in different markets were affecting their sales in second-quarter 2014.

Digitimes Research: On-cell touch panels unlikely to win favor in high-end smartphones in 2014

Jul 14, 14:47

The on-cell touchscreen technology led by US-based touch control IC maker Synaptics and China-based Focaltech have accumulated total unit shipments of one million since the beginning...

Digitimes Research: Hisilicon AP to give Huawei cost advantage in high-end mobile device market

Jul 9, 14:13

Hisilicon, an affiliate of Huawei, has been developing application processors for many years. The company's early products had issues that caused resulted in poor power consumption-performance...

Commentary: Panel makers need to be more active in developing products

Jul 4, 14:34

Panel makers need to take a more active role in developing technology and products that applications can be based around and not the other way around. Sharp's Free Form Display is...

Digitimes Research: Google looking to clean up Android device mess in emerging markets

Jul 3, 12:01

The Android operating system was again the spotlight of Google I/O developer conference and in addition to a preview of the latest Android L, the Internet giant also launched an entry-level...

Digitimes Research: Youngfast, Melfas looking beyond G1F touch

Jul 3, 11:40

The G1F touch technology, which is composed of a glass-type touch sensor and a thin-film touch sensor, is gradually losing its competitiveness in the face of GFF and OGS touch.

Digitimes Research: Android TV facing same difficulties as Google TV; Chromecast to boost user attachment

Jul 1, 12:14

During Google I/O 2014, the Internet giant introduced Android TV as the successor of Google TV and added new features into its Chromecast. Digitimes Research believes that Android...

Digitimes Research: Google to expand Chromebooks into consumer market

Jun 27, 15:19

Introduced in 2011, the Chromebook was initially developed mainly for the education sector and has achieved outstanding sales in the past two years. During Google I/O 2014, Google...

Digitimes Research: Fierce price competition revives GG touch panel demand

Jun 26, 16:17

Generally, the touchscreen technology used in a tablet is related to the device's specifications: high-end models usually adopt cutting-edge technologies, first-tier brand vendors'...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments to China unlikely to surpass 400 million units in 2014

Jun 23, 14:04

China smartphone vendors' shipments started weakening in mid-May with the upstream supply chain also seeing orders turning week despite the fact that several China-based smartphone...

Digitimes Research: Amazon Fire smartphone to promote offline-to-online shopping business model

Jun 19, 16:02

Amazon announced its first own-brand smartphone, the Fire on June 18, 2014. Digitimes Research has commented that Amazon has not set the smartphone's price low to boost competition,...

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm far ahead of Marvell and MediaTek in China LTE market

Jun 19, 12:38

Qualcomm, a leading player in terms of LTE technologies, started supplying LTE solutions to markets worldwide including China in 2013. But because of regulations and issues over licensing...

Digitimes Research: G1F likely to disappear from market soon because of fierce challenges

Jun 11, 15:26

A G1F touchscreen is composed of a glass-type touch sensor and a thin-firm-type touch sensor with one controlling the touch panel's X axis and the other the Y axis. G1F-based touch...

Turning a smartphone into a PC in a pocket: Q&A with Analogix

Jun 10, 14:08

According to a recent IDC research note, the transition toward mobile and cloud-based computing is unstoppable, with tablet volumes expected to pass total PC volume in the fourth...

Matt Ready, sales VP at Analogix

Digitimes Research: GG touch panels yet to be eliminated from market thanks to iPhone 4/4s and iPad 4

Jun 10, 11:34

The traditional glass-glass (GG) touchscreen technology was once thought to be heading towards elimination from the IT industry as Apple, a major supporter of the technology, turned...

Gigabyte turning graphics cards into professional products: Q&A with Eddie Lin, associate VP of Gigabyte VGA business

Jun 5, 11:54

Gigabyte Technology continues to develop products and innovations for the graphics card market and is focusing on enhancing its graphics cards to help them become professional prod...

Eddie Lin, Associate VP of Gigabyte VGA business

What works in telecom can work in high-speed manufacturing: Leveraging IoT with Vitesse

Jun 4, 14:35

Until recently, Vitesse Semiconductor saw its core market as being the carrier Ethernet market, particularly what it calls the IP edge, which is anything from base stations to picocells...

Vitesse CTO Martin Nuss

Gigabyte pushing top-end products through Aorus: Q&A with Vincent Liu, Gigabyte director of sales

Jun 4, 12:05

Although not best known for its notebooks, Gigabyte Technology has been operating in the notebook business for quite a while and entered the gaming notebook business two years ago.

Vincent Liu, Gigabyte director of sales division

Handling the ever-increasing demand for wireless: Q&A with Broadcom VP Rahul Patel

Jun 3, 12:36

With the IT market shifting from PCs to mobile devices, there has been an increased appetite for support for Wi-Fi and wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and near field communication...

Rahul Patel, VP and general manager, wireless connectivity combo, Mobile and Wireless Group

Tapping the power of mobile devices through connectivity: Silicon Image on HDMI, MHL and Wireless HD

Jun 3, 12:34

Silicon Image is a semiconductor IP company whose expertise is connecting boxes to displays. The company develops semiconductor IP based on industry standards it has helped develop...

David Kuo, senior director of marketing, mobile devices at Silicon Image

Digitimes Research: Apple biggest winner in China 4G smartphone sales in 1Q14

May 23, 11:56

Shipments of smartphones in the China market declined 6.4% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014 as consumers delayed plans for the purchase of new phones or replacements, given...

Digitimes Research: Intel to achieve 80% of 2014 tablet AP shipment goal

May 16, 15:18

Intel is set to ship 40 million application processors (APs) for tablets in 2014, up 400% from the volume in 2013, though most market watchers believe the goal is rather difficult...

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