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Worldwide notebook shipment update - August 2017

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Sep 18, 11:31

Worldwide top-5 notebook brand vendors' combined shipments grew on month, but decline on year in August. With the consumer notebook sector continuing to lack new innovations to stimulate demand, the overall notebook market may see difficulties growing further by only relying on the contribution from...

JDI ramping automotive panels aiming for turnaround

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 14, 16:21

Despite the fact that Japan Display (JDI) has been operating in the red for a long time, the Japan government is unlikely to let JDI go simply because Japan's automotive electronics industry still dominates the global market, and maintaining its own panel production capacity will continue to be a market...

August 7W LED bulb prices in China drop 6%

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 11, 11:39

August 2017 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in the China market decreased 6.0% from June 2017 to CNY25.1 (US$3.8), while 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) increased 0.3% to CNY32.3, according to Digitimes Research.

79GHz to replace 24GHz for automotive millimeter-wave radar sensors

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 8, 14:23

Allocated for use in short-range high-resolution automotive radar at the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference organized by the International Telecommunication Union, 79GHz (77.5-78.0GHz) frequency band units are expected to gradually replace 24GHz, which is currently widely adopted for automotive...

Mobile e-payment services in Japan promising

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 5, 15:54

Apple Pay and Android Pay - launched in Japan market in October and December 2016 respectively - are expected to hike consumers' willingness to use mobile e-payment services, as the iPhone has a high share of the smartphone market, and for the latter, HCE (host card emulation)-F software architecture...

Breakthroughs needed before AR glasses can replace smartphones

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 5, 15:38

There is gradual awareness in the market that augmented reality (AR) glasses do have the potential to replace smartphones, as Microsoft's HoloLens AR glasses inventor Alex Kipman has claimed the smartphone is already dead, and Oculus chief scientist Michael Abrash has forecast AR glasses will replace...

Demand for large-size public display products set to grow

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 5, 10:49

Global demand for large-size public display and digital signage products is set to grow steadily in years to come, fueled by the rise of new human-machine interaction and retail models, as well as by the push to establish smart cities by various governments, according to Digitimes Research.

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FTTH fixed-line broadband service enjoys highest growth in Korea

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 4, 15:48

For the four types of high-speed fixed-line services - FTTH, FTTB+LAN, HFC (hybrid fiber coaxial) and xDSL - currently available in Korea, the number of FTTH service subscribers increased by 46.1% during the period from January 2013 to June 2017. In comparison, those for FTTB+LAN service rose 19.6%,...

Taiwan top-3 foundries combined revenues to rise 13% in 3Q17

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 4, 14:14

Combined revenues of Taiwan's top-3 foundries - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) - are estimated at US$9.61 billion in the third quarter of 2017, up 13.3% sequentially but down 0.1% on year, according to...

Development of small-size, low-cost LiDAR sensors leads to wider application

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 29, 10:58

LiDAR sensors, whose use had been previously limited to surveillance in tunnels and at factories due to prohibitive pricing, will see growing adoption for self-driving, drone and home-use robotic applications, as vendors have been developing solid-state LiDAR sensors of smaller sizes at lower production...

AR players shift focus to platform products

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 23, 16:15

Major players in the augmented reality (AR) industry have slowed down the development of consumer-end products, and instead have shifted their strategies to focus on developing AR platform products, according to Digitimes Research.

China smartphone shipments fall 11.8% on year in 2Q17

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Aug 22, 11:44

Smartphone shipments in the China market stayed flat on quarter but fell 11.8% on year to 94.1 million units in the second quarter of 2017, accounting for 28.9% of total global smartphone shipments, according to Digitimes Research.

Top-5 notebook brand and top-3 ODMs see shipments slide on month in July

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 21, 14:58

With inventory preparation for back-to-school demand reaching an end in June, first-tier notebook vendors' shipments slowed down in July with the top-5 brands' combined shipments dropping 31% on month and top-3 ODMs' combined volumes down 22%.

First-tier notebook vendors' shipments slowed down in July

Worldwide notebook shipment update - July 2017

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Aug 21, 12:15

With inventory preparation for back-to-school demand reaching an end in June, first-tier notebook vendors' shipments slowed down in July with the top-5 brands' combined shipments dropping 31% on month and top-3 ODMs' combined volumes down 22%.

16-line and below LiDAR sensor segment to see intense competition

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 16, 15:42

As automakers generally expect LiDAR (light detection and ranging) sensor prices to be below US$1,000, suppliers tend to reduce the number of laser beams and mechanical components in their LiDAR sensors to lower production cost, and consequently, 16-line (16 laser beams) and below sensor models will...

Wisconsin plant to accelerate Foxconn transformation

X | Aug 16, 15:31

The decision by Foxconn Electronics to invest US$10 billion in the US, which will include the establishment of a 10.5G TFT-LCD panel plant in Wisconsin in the initial stage, will help the company move closer to its clients and accelerate its corporate transformation, according to Digitimes Research.

Mobile application service, e-commerce growing rapidly in Indonesia

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 15, 13:53

While the mobile network infrastructure in most countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has reached above the global average, the 4G LTE mobile user market in the region, with the exception of Singapore, has been growing relatively slowly. Meanwhile, mobile Internet has served...

Japan AI focuses on medical applications

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 10, 09:43

Though slightly lagging behind in R&D and application of AI (artificial intelligence) technology as compared with the US and some countries in Europe, Japan has a strong AI focus on interpretation of medical images for diagnosis and therapy, according to Digitimes Research.

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5G networks moving toward cloud, virtualization and network slicing

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 1, 15:38

As some telecom operators are looking for accelerated implementation of commercial 5G networks, there emerges a choice of "non-independent" and "independent" networks in the course in which the communication networks are transforming from 4G LTE to 5G, according to Digitimes Research. Meanwhile, in...

Mini LEDs to be initially used in backlighting for automotive displays

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 31, 21:20

Mini LEDs, with much higher yield rates than those for Micro LEDs, are expected to come into commercial production next year, with initial application expected to be backlighting of LCD automotive displays, according to Digitimes Research.

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UFS-based NAND flash solutions to become mainstream storage technology for mobile devices

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 20, 14:00

While today's mobile devices use either UFS (Universal Flash Storage) or eMMC (embedded multi-media card)-based NAND flash solutions to store information, eMMC5.1 chips are becoming progressively unable to meet the data transmission speed demands of high-end mobile devices, according to Digitimes Re...

Panel makers pushing 10.5G lines to enrich product mix

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 19, 11:39

Panel makers have been aggressively making investments in 10.5G or 11G LCD production lines anticipating that demand for 65-inch and above applications and 8K displays will surge beginning 2020.

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Dual-lens smartphone penetration may rise to 50% in 2019

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 18, 22:12

As dual-lens cameras are being increasingly adopted in high-end smartphones, the proportion of smartphones with dual-lens cameras is expected to rise from 16% in 2017 to 30% in 2018 and possibly to 50% in 2019, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan makers focus on automotive applications at LED Expo Taiwan

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 12, 11:15

At LED Expo held in Taipei last month, Taiwan-based LED and laser diode makers demonstrated a strong focus on automotive applications.

June 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices in China market rise

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 10, 13:39

June 2017 average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 13.6% from April 2017 to CNY26.7 (US$3.9), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) rose 1.6% to CNY32.2, according to Digitimes Research.

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