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Tianma expects new high-end display fabs to enter production in 2H15

CHINA FPD | Mar 27, 11:32

Based on recent product displays and talks with representatives at Tianma Optoelectronics at the FPD China 2015 exhibition, the company is actively pursuing OLED and LTPS TFT LCD production and expects new facilities to enter production by late 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

Microsoft to push 2 inexpensive notebooks in mid-2015 to counter Chromebook penetration

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 27, 10:54

Although the launches of inexpensive Chromebooks using Rockchip's solutions were postponed recently, Google is not giving up plans to release such products in 2015, forcing Microsoft, which has been closely monitoring Chromebook development, to release two new inexpensive projects targeting the education...

Holitech to become 2nd-largest touch panel maker in China after acquisitions

CHINA FPD | Mar 26, 14:56

China-based touch panel maker Holitech Technology reportedly will raise funds to acquire Each Opto Electronics Industrial, BYD's electronics component department, and Pingbo Electronics, all makers of touch panel-related components. Digitimes Research believes the acquisitions will raise Holitech's...

Japan semiconductor product value edges up 8.7% in 2014 amid strategic changes

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 25, 15:47

The production value of Japan's semiconductor industry reached JPY3.25 trillion (US$27.5 billion) in 2014, increasing 8.7% from a year earlier. Companies have received a boost from government policies that help strengthen the division of labor in order to improve their profitability, according to Digitimes...

More automakers looking to use adaptive LED headlights in upcoming cars

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 25, 15:35

Following the release of vehicles from Mazda that feature adaptive LED headlight (ALH) technology, more vehicle vendors are looking to incorporate the technology into upcoming automobiles in 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung to rank as top smartphone vendor in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 25, 12:28

Samsung Electronics will lead the world's top-10 smartphone vendor rankings in 2015, followed by Apple, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Huawei, Xiaomi Technology, Microsoft, TCL Communication Technology, Coolpad and Oppo, according to Digitimes Research.

White-box tablet players turn to Windows 2-in-1s using Intel Bay Trail in 2Q15

GLOBAL TABLET | Mar 23, 15:51

Shipments for white-box tablets using Intel solutions enjoyed significant growth on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2014 and are expected to see flat performance or drop slightly in the first quarter of 2015 despite the quarter being the traditional slow season. Compared to shipments for MediaTek,...

Sharp to see Oxide TFT LCD display segment challenges through 2015-2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 23, 14:32

Panel makers are looking to further invest in Oxide TFT LCD technology throughout 2015, with major plans to expand production capacity expected to unfold in the second half of the year and into 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan on-cell touch panel shipments to see strong growth, yet offer little profit

X | Mar 20, 11:36

Taiwan panel makers have been aggressively promoting their on-cell touch panels and quotes for a 5-inch HD (1280 by 720) on-cell touch panel already dropped to about US$10-12 in early 2015, attracting orders from major handset brand vendors and white-box players in China.

Global smartphone shipments in 2015 to reach 1.401 billion units

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Mar 19, 22:42

There will be 1.401 billion smartphones shipped globally in 2015, increasing on year by 16.4%, according to Digitimes Research.

Expanding UAV market to trigger demand for upstream parts, components

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 19, 11:40

The market for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has continued to expand, triggering demand for upstream parts and components, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung to adopt MediaTek APs for smartphones

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Mar 18, 22:12

Samsung Electronics had talks with MediaTek over cooperation in the second half of 2014 and MediaTek is expected to become an application processor (AP) supplier of Samsung's smartphones in the second half of 2015 at the soonest to help fill up the gap in the Korea-based vendor's product lineup.

Dual-OS tablets becoming popular in white-box market, but Google GMS remains an obstacle

GLOBAL TABLET | Mar 18, 15:04

China's second-tier and white-box players have recently turned their focuses to dual-OS (operating system) tablets and are aggressively preparing to ship these products to overseas markets.

More China-based smartphone vendors gearing up efforts to promote overseas sales

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 17, 14:45

More China-based smartphone vendors, including second-tier Gionee, Zopo and Haier, appear to have geared up efforts to promote sales of their smartphones in overseas markets, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan top foundries combined revenues to rise 38.6% in 1Q15

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 16, 22:17

Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will see their combined revenues increase 38.6% from a year earlier in the first quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

South Korea 2013 robot production valued at KRW2.42 trillion

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 16, 21:57

South Korea recorded production value of KWR2.42 trillion (US$2.3 billion) for robots mainly used in the industrial segment during 2013, growing on year by 6.5%, while KWR737.6 billion was for exports to China and emerging economies, up 23.9%,according to Digitimes Research, citing sources form the...

Taiwan ready to develop smartphone payment system in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 13, 16:01

With 4G service subscribers accounting for 13% of Taiwan's overall telecom service users and the number of smartphone users in the country surpassing 13.5 million in 2014, Taiwan's environment is already mature enough to develop a payment system using near-field communication (NFC) technology on smartphones...

Smartphone AP suppliers looking to offload inventory to tablet market

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Mar 13, 14:28

China's smartphone application processor (AP) shipments enjoyed strong growth in the second half of 2014 as the country's 4G ecosystem gradually matured. However, the 4G growth came at the expense of 3G AP sales. Currently, the China market's 3G AP inventory has already piled up to tens of millions...

Development of Wi-Fi Only Phone service gaining momentum

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 12, 14:49

The launch of Google's Nova project and Cablevision's Freewheel services will help push the deployment of Cable Wi-Fi as well as the implementation of Wi-Fi Only Phone and Wi-Fi First telecom services, according to Digitimes Research.

LG, Sony Mobile, Acer highlight entry-level, mid-range smartphones at MWC

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 11, 22:07

In light of slowing sales of high-end smartphones, vendors including LG Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications and Acer all highlighted their new entry-level and mid-range models at the recently concluded MWC 2015 targeting emerging markets, according to Digitimes Research.

Home electronics market witnesses new HDR TVs and smart home development in February

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 11, 15:00

The February 2015 home electronics market witnessed several developments, including GE Appliances further integrating into the smart home market coupled with the launch of new high-end high dynamic range (HDR) TVs, according to Digitimes Research.

Apple notebook shipments to grow 30% sequentially in 2Q15 thanks to new MacBook products

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 11, 14:23

Apple is set to ship its new 12-inch MacBook on April 10 and has also upgraded the specifications of its MacBook Pro/Air notebooks. At the same time, Apple is reducing the inventory of previous-generation products that are expected to be cannalized by the new offerings. During this transition period,...

Notebook shipments by major brands, ODMs decline in February

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 11, 10:47

Notebook shipments (excluding detachable models) by the world's top-five brands and top-three ODMs declined 13% and 18%, respectively, in February, affected by reduced work days in the month, high inventory levels of consumer models left over from the previous year, as well as the impact caused by...

LTPS TFT LCD production capacity to have CAGR of 20% from 2014-2017

CHINA FPD | Mar 9, 21:39

LTPS TFT LCD production capacity will have a CAGR of 19.8% from 2014-2017 compared with a 30.3% CAGR from 2011-2014, with China makers ranking number two globally as of 2017 in terms of overall capacity, according to Digitimes Research.

WiGig chips to support smartphones in 2H15

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 9, 11:09

WiGig (Wireless Gigabit Alliance) chips are expected to appear in high-end smartphones in the second half of 2015 with Qualcomm, Broadcom, Panasonic, Intel and Nitero as initial suppliers, according to Digitimes Research.

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