Six 2-in-1 Chromebooks scheduled for 2015 to tackle non-education markets
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 28, 15:46
In addition to Lenovo's N21 2-in-1 Chromebook launched in February and Asustek Computer's Chromebook Flip 2-in-1 device announced in April, Google, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer are also planning to unveil Chromebook products in the second half. With the devices, the market will see at least six branded...
Lenovo ranks as 3rd largest smartphone vendor in 1Q15
GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | May 26, 21:49
Lenovo outperformed domestic rival vendors Huawei and Xiaomi Technology to take the third position in the global smartphone vendor rankings in the first quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.
Sharp struggling due to lagging orders in China
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 25, 14:13
Japan panel maker JDI is expected to surpass Sharp in revenues during fiscal 2015 due to the company's strong presence in the China market coupled with steady orders from Apple.
Capex from Korea makers down slightly in 2015
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 22, 15:59
Capex from Korea-based panel makers Samsung Display and LG Display for AMOLED panels will drop from KRW7 trillion (US$6.9 billion) in 2014 to KRW6.7 trillion in 2015, according to Digitimes Research.
Softbank to penetrate into robot market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 21, 14:03
Japan-based Softbank will continue to foray into the robot market in Japan after launching the household robot 'Pepper' and business robot 'Asra C1', according to Digitimes Research.
US, Japan firms dominate UA LED
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 20, 11:46
Leading companies developing UV (ultraviolet)-A LEDs include Japan-based Nichia and Nitride Semiconductors, South Korea-based LG Innotek and US-based Lumileds Holding. Japan-based Riken and Nikkiso as well as US-based Crystal IS and HexaTech lead in the UV-C LED segment, according to Digitimes Resea...
Taiwan top foundries to see revenues fall 4.5% in 2Q15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 19, 15:13
Taiwan's major IC foundries will see their combined revenues decrease 4.5% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research. Weaker-than-expected smartphone shipments as well as downward pressure on the world economy have prompted many of IC suppliers to continue adjusting...
Taiwan to see sequential growth in 2Q15 touch panel shipments
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 15, 15:35
Taiwan-based makers will ship 41.579 million smartphone-use touch panels in the second quarter of 2015, increasing 23.5% on quarter but decreasing 22.3% on year, 8.941 million tablet-use units, up 7.2% and down 15% respectively, and 2.175 million notebook-use units, up 34% and 16.0% respectively, according...
BOE Technology to expand large-size panel capacity
CHINA FPD | May 14, 15:37
China-based TFT-LCD panel maker BOE Technology will expand monthly capacity at its 8.5G production line in Chongqing, western China, from 90,000 glass substrates to 120,000 units, according to Digitimes Research.
China makers see weak touch panel shipments in 1Q15
CHINA FPD | May 12, 14:47
China makers' shipments of touch panels for smartphone, tablet and notebook applications dropped 17.4%, 31.7% and 33.5% respectively in the first quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.
Tablet AP shipments to China to grow 18.6% sequentially
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | May 11, 16:08
Tablet application processor (AP) shipments to China are estimated to grow 18.6% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015 to reach about 29 million units as demand from the end market starts to recover. Top-3 suppliers in China's tablet AP market, MediaTek, Rockchip and Intel, together will contribute...
Top-5 notebook vendors see sequential drop of 32% in April shipments
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 8, 15:18
Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell, Lenovo, Acer and Asustek Computer, the five largest notebook vendors, saw combined shipments in April decrease 32% on month, while Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics and Wistron, the world's three largest notebook ODMs, saw combined shipments in April slip 16% on month,...
Taiwan to ship 25.5 million handsets in 2Q15
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | May 4, 22:01
Taiwan-based vendors HTC and Asustek Computer as well as ODMs Foxconn Group (including FIH Mobile and Chi Mei Communication Systems), Compal Electronics and Wistron will ship 25.50 million handsets during the second quarter of 2015, increasing 44.9% on quarter and 20.5% on year, according to Digitimes...
April 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices up sequentially, down in China market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 4, 21:40
April average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased by 23.4% on month to CNY35.9 (US$5.8), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) decreased by 1.8% to CNY38.1, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan LCD TV shipments in 1Q15 lowest since 2010
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 4, 15:13
Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD TVs reached 7.48 million in the first quarter of 2015, down over 30% on quarter and the lowest since the first quarter of 2010, according to Digitimes Research.
Japan online video market to grow significantly starting 2H15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 29, 22:40
Japan's online video market is expected to grow significantly starting the second half of 2015 when Netflix begins to offer its services, NTT DoCoMo launches its dTV Terminal program and the local top-five cable TV operators start offering free online video services, according to Digitimes Research.
Networking chipset vendors to focus on ARM-based server processors
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 29, 11:16
Networking chipset vendors including Broadcom, Cavium and Applied Micro Circuit (AMCC) have taken the initiative to replace PowerPC and MIPS architectures with ARM's for developments of server processor solutions for new networking communication equipment, including SDN (software-defined networking)...
Global tablet shipments in 1Q15 down 35.3% on quarter
GLOBAL TABLET | Apr 27, 22:03
There were 49.08 million tablets shipped globally in the first quarter of 2015, slipping 35.3% on quarter and 15.3% on year, with shipments consisting of 12.0 million iPads, 19.1 million non-iPad units and 18.0 million white-box units, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers small- to medium-size panels drop over 19% in 1Q15
TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Apr 27, 21:52
Taiwan makers' shipments of small- to medium-size panels dropped 19.1% on quarter in the first quarter of 2015 to 288 million units and are expected to grow 12.7% on quarter in the second quarter, according to Digitimes Research.