LED makers extend development to IR, UV applications
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 30, 11:10
An international LED forum held in Taiwan in mid-June showed that makers have extended development and production from general lighting to IR (infrared), UV (ultraviolet) chips, and high-end automotive lighting, according to Digitimes Research.
Japan has potential demand for UAVs
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 29, 21:28
While Japan is less active than the US, Europe and China in promoting application of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), the UAV industry is significantly developing following the establishment of Japan UAS (unmanned aircraft system) Industry Development Association (JUIDA) in October 2014 and there is...
Cree to downsize LED capacity due to price competition from China makers
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 26, 11:26
US-based Cree will spend US$85 million to restructure its LED device business through reducing total production capacity for LED chips. The move is mainly due to negative impact price competition from China-based LED makers, according to Digitimes Research.
White-box players pushing 10.1-inch Windows tablets
GLOBAL TABLET | Jun 25, 14:42
During a survey of southern China's white-box tablet supply chain recently, Digitimes Research found that Intel will not be able to supply its Cherry Trail-based solutions to white-box players until the end of the third quarter. Most white-box players will only be able to use Bay Trail-T CR solutions...
8K solutions to start appearing in 2018
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 23, 15:37
Panel makers aim to tackle the 8K market starting 2018 when Japan will offer various channel transmissions in 8K, and the World Cup is held in Russia. Demand will continue to grow around 2020 when major sporting events will be held in Japan, according to Digitimes Research.
IoT market pushing DIY smart home solutions
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 17, 22:45
The Internet of Things (IoT) has brought multiple applications and new business models for the development of smart home, which in turn may also bring about a take-off for the smart home industry, according to Digitimes Research.
Samsung push toward AMOLED affecting local touch panel makers
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 12, 14:58
As Samsung Electronics is expected to continue pushing AMOLED panels into mid-range handsets it will continue to decrease orders for touch panels equipped with LCD panels in 2015, which in turn is expected to affect Korea makers' revenues and profits during the year, according to Digitimes Research.
China small- to mid-size AMOLED capacity to grow 373% by 2017
CHINA FPD | Jun 11, 14:24
China makers' production capacity for small- to medium-size AMOLED panels is expected to increase 373% in 2017 compared with what it is in 2015 as makers continue to invest in new facilities and capacity expansion, according to Digitimes Research.
Demand for curved-panel LCD monitors to take off in 2015
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 10, 15:45
Since the first curved-panel LCD monitor model was launched in the second half of 2014, the price gap between curved models and flat-panel ones has narrowed to as low as 18%, and as prices are expected to further drop and additional vendors will join the market in the second half of 2015, global demand...
7W, 9W LED bulb prices up in China in May
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 9, 11:29
May average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased 8.6% on month to CNY39 (US$6.3), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) rose 3.4% to CNY39.4, according to Digitimes Research.
385nm UV-A LED competitive with mercury-vapor lamps
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 2, 19:03
Lighting is a major application of UV (ultraviolet) LED currently and 385nm (spectral wavelength) UV-A LED is competitive with mercury-vapor lamps in terms of performance-cost ratio while 365nm UV-A LED is expected to increase in power output by 84.8% and decrease in production cost by 71% during 2014-2016,...
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...