Worldwide notebook shipment update - January 2017
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Feb 24, 14:06
Worldwide top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 ODMs saw their combined shipments drop 35% and 30% on month, respectively in January because the month was the traditional slow season and there were fewer working during Lunar New Year holidays period in late January. However, compared to the same month a...
Global electric vehicle market heating up
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 20, 15:23
Mainly because Tesla has successfully boosted battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and several countries have adopted policies in favor of BEVs, global competition is increasingly intense, according to Digitimes Research.
ADAS expected to become mainstream car-driving safety system
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 18, 10:56
Of the various devices developed by ICT makers to increase car safety, ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) are expected to become the mainstream driver-safety system, with global production value for ADAS and devices/components estimated to increase to US$12.54 billion in 2020, according to Digitimes...
NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, SoftBank step into power supply
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 18, 10:49
Following the liberalization of Japan's low-voltage electricity market beginning April 1, 2016, NTT DoCoMo, KDDI and SoftBank, the three largest Japan-based mobile telecom carriers, have become retailers of electricity for households and small businesses in a bid to promote sales of value-added services...
China smartphone AP shipments to fall 16% in 1Q17
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Feb 17, 15:59
Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China are expected to decline 15.9% sequentially to 145 million units in the first quarter of 2017, according to Digitimes Research. Shipments on an annual basis will grow about 7.6% from the 134.8 million units shipped in first-quarter 2016.
January shipments of Wintel notebooks down on month, up on year
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 16, 22:21
Wintel notebooks shipped by the global top-five vendors: HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer and Asustek Computer, in January 2017 decreased 35% on month but increased 10% on year, while shipments by the three largest Taiwan-based ODMs: Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics and Wistron, also slipped 30% on month...
IR LED, laser LED widely used in range finding
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 13, 14:26
Due to fast development in robots, drones, AGVs (automated guided vehicles) and self-driving technologies, infrared (IR) LED, laser LED, ultrasonic and radio frequency applications are used to support obstacle-avoiding range-finding features, and IR LED and laser LED have been particularly widely used,...
All-in-one PC shipments to increase in 2017
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 10, 15:38
Because of weak demand for all-in-one PCs, worldwide all-in-one ((AIO) PC shipments fell 4.8% on year to total only 12.11 million units in 2016, the third consecutive year of on-year declines. However, the shipment volume is expected to return to growth in 2017, up 1.5% on year, as the market starts...
Taiwan makers ship over 10 million LCD TVs in 4Q16
TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Feb 9, 22:54
Taiwan-based OEMs, ODMs and OBMs shipped a total of 10.087 million LCD TVs in the fourth quarter of 2016, growing 5.5% on quarter but slipping 1.4% on year, and as a result, shipments in the whole year reached 35.45 million units, growing 1.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers ship over 33 million notebooks in 4Q16
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Feb 9, 22:47
Taiwan-based makers together shipped 33.555 million notebooks on an ODM/OEM basis in the fourth quarter of 2016, increasing 5.2% on quarter and 0.8% on year and taking up 82.9% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.
Various robots showcased at RoboDEX 2017
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 8, 11:11
Various types of robots were exhibited at RoboDEX 2017 in Tokyo, Japan, during January 18-20, including collaborative, humanoid, assistant and receptionist robots, according to Digitimes Research.
124.2 million smartphones shipped in China market in 4Q16
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Feb 6, 21:00
There were 124.2 million smartphones shipped in the China market in the fourth quarter of 2016, increasing 8.0% on quarter and 5.3% on year and accounting for 29.6% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.
Panasonic developing smart towns
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 6, 16:01
Panasonic has been developing smart towns in Japan using in-house-developed technologies and products. Panasonic sees the development of smart towns as a new long-term business, according to Digitimes Research.
China makers aggressively expanding AMOLED capacity
CHINA FPD | Feb 3, 16:04
Seven China-based panel makers have been expanding existing or setting up new AMOLED production capacities, with total annual capacity estimated to increase from 272,000 square meters in 2016 to 1.584 million square meters in 2018, 4.464 million square meters in 2019, and 7.864 million square meters...
Samsung, LG beefing up digital signage technology development
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 25, 11:22
Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have been strengthening development of digital signage technology, with the former applying transparent and mirror display technology and developing Ultra HD LCD and LED displays for digital signage and the latter applying curved-surface AMOLED technology to enhance...
China smartphone vendors may favor local AMOLED suppliers over Samsung Display
CHINA FPD | Jan 24, 11:31
It may be difficult for China-based AMOLED panel makers to obtain orders from Apple and other international smartphone vendors at least in the next five years das they are technologically inferior to Samsung Display, but their products are likely to be adopted by local smartphone vendors whose global...
ASEAN 3G/4G mobile broadband penetration to rise to 60% in 2017
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 20, 15:24
3G/4G mobile broadband Internet-access subscribers accounted for 46% of all mobile communication subscribers in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market in 2015 and the penetration is expected to rise to 60% in 2017, with 10% of mobile broadband Internet-access subscribers to be 4G...
KDDI sets up smart drone platform, Rakuten Mobile launches drone
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 19, 10:24
In the Japan market, mobile operator KDDI set up a smart drone platform to store photographs and video in a database in the fourth quarter of 2016, while MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) Rakuten Mobile launched Mavic Pro, a drone developed by China-based DJI, for bundled sale in the quarter,...
December 7W LED light bulb prices in China market fall
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 12, 21:12
December 2016 average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 5.4% from October to CNY26.30 (US$3.80), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) increased 0.3% to CNY30.40, according to Digitimes Research.