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Commentary: Lack of distribution channels continues to hover over Taiwan solar industry

Feb 9, 15:50

The economy was harsh to the solar industry in 2011 as supply exceeds demand. In 2012, Taiwan-based solar cell firms still need to find a solution to prevent being marginalized.

solar panels

Possible versions to fix Elpida debt repayment crunch

Jan 31, 15:26

Japan-based memory chipmaker Elpida Memory reportedly is struggling to repay its debts due by early April, and therefore is exploring various options to raise funds in time. Industry...

Commentary: Could automation solve labor issues for Foxconn?

Jan 10, 14:52

China has always given the impression of having a large and cheap labor force. But as the country's population structure and social values are starting to change, Foxconn Electronics...

Digitimes Research: Samsung consolidating LED business

Dec 27, 14:55

In 2010, Samsung LED became the first LED firm in South Korea to have revenues exceeding KRW1 trillion (US$863 million) and ranked as number one among LED firms in South Korea. Its...

LED lighting

Commentary: Apple being dragged into US-China trade war

Oct 21, 15:03

Since January 2011, three events have occurred in China which have led some upstream component suppliers to believe there is a conspiracy by the China government to try to suppress...

Installed PV system capacity in China targeted to hit 10GWp by 2015, says a new report from Digitimes Research

Oct 13, 16:52

Taipei, Taiwan, October 13, 2011 - With China expecting slower growth in regional solar markets such as Europe over the next few years, the government has set out to increase domestic...

New and accumulated solar power system installations in China in 2008-2012

Digitimes Research: Greater China to take up 65% of global small- to medium-size TFT LCD shipments in 2011

Sep 27, 16:37

Greater China is expected to account for 65.3% of the world's small- to medium-size TFT LCD panel and cell shipments in 2011, gaining 4.1 percentage points on-year, according to the...

LCD

Digitimes Insight: RIM PlayBook a poor debut for QNX

Sep 21, 16:28

While QNX is currently used in the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and is scheduled to be used in the company's smartphones in the future, replacing the BlackBerry OS to become Research...

RIM PlayBook tablet PC

Digitimes Insight: Google support against Apple will be noted in China

Sep 8, 17:12

When Apple sued HTC last year claiming the Taiwan smartphone vendor had violated twenty of its patents, Google noted that it would stand behind its Android OS and its hardware partners...

Google

Digitimes Insight: HP shows that tablet success can be had, at a price

Sep 2, 15:07

Hewlett Packard's (HP) plan to launch "one last run" of TouchPad...

xxx

Digitimes Insight: BBM Music will help RIM on smartphone front only

Sep 2, 13:48

Research In Motion (RIM) recently provided an inside look at its BBM Music app on its corporate blog, and while impressive, Digitimes Research believes the app further highlights...

BBM Music

China government looks to push inward

Aug 24, 17:09

A recent article from the state-run China Daily shows how the China government is touting the benefits of investing in the Chongqing economic zones, with the article basically...

Despite setbacks, Samsung still expected to rank second in tablet market in 2011

Aug 10, 16:21

Although Samsung Electronics has faced severe setbacks in its attempts to market its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Europe and Australia, Digitimes Research still

Consolidation expected in China's semiconductor industry, says Digitimes Research

Aug 10, 15:41

During China's 12th Five Year Plan (FYP), the State Council has set out six policies to further the development of the software and semiconductor industries: strengthening investment...

China IC design firms

Apple iPad to account for 61% share of global tablet market in 2011, says a new report from Digitimes Research

Aug 4, 17:10

Taipei, Taiwan, August 4, 2011 – This year, approximately 65.2 million tablets will be shipped from manufacturers to major brand vendors. While Apple is expected to continue...

Tablet shipments

Digitimes Insight: Taiwan shipments of small- to medium-size flat panels to grow 4.2% on quarter in 3Q11

Jul 21, 01:05

Shipments of small- to medium-size TFT LCD panels by Taiwan makers are expected to top 340 million units in the third quarter of 2011, showing a sequential growth of 4.2%, the lowest...

Shipments

Digitimes Insight: Japan small- and medium-size LCD panel firms gear up competition

Jun 21, 16:31

The media in Japan reported the news of an integrated new firm by Sony Mobile Display and Toshiba Mobile Display (TMD) on June 7, 2011. Shipments of small- and medium-size panels...

AMOLED

Digitimes Insight: iPhone growth suppressed by rise of Android devices

Jun 3, 09:58

The arrival of the iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless effectively buoyed the iOS's share of the US smartphone market by nine percentage points sequentially in the first quarter of 2011...

Estimated and actual iPhone shipments

Digitimes Insight: CMI to be top Taiwan supplier of large-size panels in 2Q11

May 5, 14:06

Chimei Innolux will be Taiwan's top supplier of large-size TFT-LCD panels in the second quarter by shipping 32.11 million units, followed by Au Optronics (AUO) with shipments of 30.66...

Breakdown of 1Q11 shipment volumes (m units)

Digitimes Insight: Global large-size panel shipments to grow 10.2% in 2Q11

May 2, 15:04

Global large-size TFT-LCD panel shipments (9-inch and above, including tablet PC applications) are expected to reach 177 million units in the second quarter of 2011, up 10.2% sequentially,...

Large-size panel shipments

Digitimes Insight: 2011 global e-book reader shipments to reach 27 million units

Apr 28, 12:10

Demand for e-book readers remained strong in first-quarter 2011, with global shipments soaring 236% on year to 4.8 million units. Digitimes Research believes global e-book reader...

Global e-book reader shipment share by geography

Digitimes Insight: Taiwan 2Q11 digital camera shipments expected to exceed 14 million

Apr 27, 16:54

Taiwan-based makers will ship 14.772 million digital cameras in the second quarter of 2011, rising by 25.1% sequentially but dropping by 1.4% on year, according to data collected...

DSC shipments, 4Q09-2Q11 (k units)

Digitimes Insight: Taiwan makers to ship over 31 million LCD monitors in 2Q11

Apr 27, 16:48

Taiwan-based makers are expected to ship 31.394 million LCD monitors in second-quarter 2011, up 3.2% sequentially and 8.8% on year, and accounting for 69.9% of the global total. Digitimes...

Taiwan LCD monitor shipments

Low-priced Android handset shipments to boom in 2011, says Digitimes Research Special Report

Apr 26, 14:01

Taipei, Taiwan, April 26, 2011 - A number of smaller handset vendors are rushing to launch low-priced (sub US$150) Android handsets targeting users in emerging markets in 2011, with...

Shipments of low-priced Android handsets to pass the 20 million mark in 2011

Digitimes Insight: Taiwan WLAN shipments to decrease in 2Q11

Apr 26, 11:36

Digitimes Research estimates that Taiwan-based makers' shipments of WLAN products will total 77.421 million units in second-quarter 2011, dropping 5.3% sequentially and 19.1% on year,...

Taiwan WLAN shipments
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