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Nichia tops LED packagers in 1H17 revenues

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 18, 15:03

Japan-based Nichia recorded the highest revenues among all main LED packaging service providers worldwide in first-half 2017, with sales reaching JPY132.79 billion (US$1.142 billion), up 4.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan panel makers focusing on 18:9 all-screen smartphone panels

TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Oct 17, 15:59

With regard to the development of smartphone-use panels, Taiwan's top-three TFT LCD panel makers all have been focusing on all-screen displays with an 18:9 aspect ratio recently. The new 6G LTPS fabs of AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux in Taiwan have entered volume production recently, and a new 6G line...

Global smart home market heading for a melee

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 12, 11:06

The global smart home market is bracing for fierce competition. Apple is likely to optimize some features of iPhone X for smart home applications; Amazon has launched an additional of five Echo-series products to enhance its Alexa platform; and Nest has unveiled a number of new smart home devices as...

Global high-brightness LED production value to grow 2-5% annually in 2018-2022

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 11, 13:40

Global production value for high-brightness LED chips in 2017 is estimated at US$13.179 billion, growing 2.8% on year, and the production value will increase 2-5% annually during 2018-2022, Digitimes Research estimates.

Panel makers stepping up 10.5G development

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 5, 15:17

With competition in the TV panel market gradually mounting in the above 55-inch segment, some makers have been aggressively establishing new 10.5G production lines, including: China's BOE and CSOT; Japan's Sakai Display Products (SDP); and Korea's LG Display.

Global foundry industry to see 6% CAGR in 2017-2022

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 5, 10:40

The production value of the global foundry industry is expected to grow by a CAGR of 6% to reach US$74.66 billion in 2022, the final year of a five-year forecast period, driven by the still growing - albeit at a slower pace - smartphone industry, an increase in the number of ICs used in each smartphones...

The foundry sector will have stable growth through 2020

FPGAs getting a foothold in deep learning inference chip market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 27, 14:22

While Nvidia is currently a leading player in the deep learning inference chip market, powered by its GPGPU (general-purpose computing on graphics processing unit) processors, other vendors are offering FPGA-based solutions to contest for market shares.

Apple outraces Google for on-device AI development

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 26, 11:19

Google has been regarded as the leading force for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology thanks to its AlphaGo AI computer program. While Google still holds the advantage in the cloud-AI sector, Apple appears to have outraced Google in the development of on-device AI products with...

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.

public display

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...

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