China mobile AP shipments to growth over 18% in 2H16
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Aug 29, 21:29
Shipment of mobile application processors for smartphones and tablets in the China market are expected to grow 18.6% in the second half of 2016 from those shipped in the first half of the year due to seasonal demand and inventory build-ups for the first quarter of 2017, according to Digitimes Resear...
Global tablet shipments to up over 16% on quarter in 3Q16
GLOBAL TABLET | Aug 25, 10:36
Global tablet shipments will bounce back 16.3% sequentially to reach nearly 47 million units in the third quarter, but the volume will still be down over 10% compared to the same quarter a year ago, showing the market is still in no condition of recovering, according to Digitimes Research.
Japan IT vendors stepping into IoT business
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 25, 10:06
Due to stagnant growth in the Japan IT market, many Japan-based IT vendors have stepped into developing cloud computing-based IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for the Japan market, including Hitachi-developed M2M Traffic Solution, Toshiba-developed Toshiba INdsutry IoT, Fujitsu-developed Fujitsu...
China mobile AP shipments increase 8% in 2Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 24, 15:37
China's mobile application processor (AP) market is forecast to reach a total of 166 million units in the second quarter of 2016, up 7.8% sequentially, according to Digitimes Research.
China firms to share up to 30% of 2016 global fingerprint sensor shipments
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 24, 12:11
Due to fast growing use of smartphone-based mobile payment services in the China market, both international and domestic vendors, including white-box ones, have adopted fingerprint recognition functions for their smartphones. Consequently, China-based IC design houses are expected to account for up...
Qualcomm to extend lead in smartphone AP market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 24, 11:55
Qualcomm will manage to extend its lead in the smartphone applications processor market in the second half of 2016 thanks to its competitive high-end and mid-range solutions, according to Digitimes Research.
Japan to focus on developing self-driving, medicare and smart-factory industries
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 23, 14:57
The Japan Revitalization Strategy 2016 calls for the development of key technologies related to the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), including IoT, robot and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and also aims to push Japan's GDP to reach JPY600 trillion (US$5.992 trillion) by 2021...
Top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 ODMs see decline in July shipments
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 22, 15:20
The top-5 notebook brand vendors saw their combined shipments drop 32% on month and the top-3 ODMs together saw a decline of 25% in July due to increased channel inventory pileup, weakening demand for Chromebooks because of the slow season, vendors' conservative shipments prior to the release of new...
Worldwide notebook shipment update - July 2016
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Aug 22, 15:02
Worldwide top-5 notebook brand vendors saw their combined shipments drop 32% on month in July, during which the top-3 ODMs together recorded a sequential decline of 25% in shipments due to an inventory pileup at retailers. Demand for Chromebooks was weakening because seasonal factors, and vendors were...
Foxconn investment in Sharp may hike IGZO penetration
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 22, 14:12
While production for LCD panels on IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) TFT back planes is still relatively small, they offer advantages in making large-size applications with high resolutions and low power consumption. IGZO TFT back planes can also be used to produce OLED panels. As Sharp is a leader...
2H16 white-box tablet shipments to be 30% higher than 1H16
GLOBAL TABLET | Aug 17, 12:01
Shipments of white-box tablets are expected to reach 39 million units in the second half of 2016, a 30% increase compared to those shipped in the first half of the year, buoyed by an easing in component supplies and pricing, as well as an expected pick-up in demand from the US and Europe, according...
Global notebook shipments to drop below 150 million units in 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 15, 22:46
Worldwide notebook shipments are expected to drop 7.3% on year to below 150 million units in 2016 as Windows 10's new anniversary update is not attractive enough to prompt a lot users to purchase new PCs and Intel's Kaby Lake-based processors only had a small upgrade from the previous-generation models...
Smartphone shipments in China up slightly in 2Q16
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Aug 15, 16:10
Smartphone Shipments in the China market totaled 149 million units in the second quarter of 2016, representing an increase of 2.7% on quarter and 14.3% on year, according to data compiled by Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers to ship 61.57 million large-size panels in 3Q16
TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Aug 11, 22:10
Taiwan-based panel makers will together ship 61.57 million large-size (9-inch and above) panels during the third quarter of 2016, growing 5.5% on quarter and 5% on year, and accounting for 35.1% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.
China vendors ship over 145 million smartphones in 2Q16
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Aug 11, 22:09
China-based vendors shipped 145.9 million smartphones globally in total during the second quarter of 2016, rising 13% on quarter and 22.9% on year and accounting for 44.1% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.
White-box tablet players see weak shipments in 2Q16
GLOBAL TABLET | Aug 9, 21:25
White-box tablet shipments were down 15.3% from sequentially to reach only 13.8 million units in the second quarter because the quarter was a slow season for North America and Europe, while demand from emerging markets also remained weak due to economic downturns. In addition, component shortages and...
LeEco acquires Vizio, Samsung Electronics poised to offer QLED TVs
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 8, 22:28
China-based OTT (over the top) operator LeEco will acquire a 100% stake in US-based LCD TV vendor Vizio in a bid to rank among the globally five largest LCD TV vendors, while Samsung Electronics has applied for the trademark Samsung QLED with US Patent and Trademark Office possibly in preparation to...
Taiwan makers ship over 19 million LCD monitors in 2Q16
TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Aug 5, 10:50
Taiwan-based makers shipped 19.629 million LCD monitors in the second quarter of 2016, increasing 1.2% on quarter but decreasing 4.1% on year, with the shipment volume accounting for 63.4% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.
Sony to lower investment on CMOS image sensor equipment in fiscal 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 4, 13:56
Sony will reduce its equipment investment for CMOS image sensors to JPY70 billion (US$691.53 million) in fiscal 2016, while maintaining its sensor production capacity at 70,000 12-inch equivalent wafers a month during the fiscal year, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan ships nearly 8.5 million LCD TVs in 2Q16
TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Jul 27, 21:26
Taiwan-based makers shipped 8.448 million LCD TVs in the second quarter of 2016, increasing 14.9% on quarter and 6.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Over 4,000 models of LTE-enabled devices launched as of February 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 27, 21:24
Based on GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) statistics, there were 4,416 models of LTE-enabled mobile terminal devices cumulatively launched around the world as of the end of February, an addition of 1,770 models from a year earlier. 1,311 or 74.1% of the additions were smartphones, according...
Launch of Android-based Pepper to ramp up market size
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 27, 15:15
SoftBank's launch of Android-based Pepper service robots will encourage Android software developers to develop applications for Pepper, which in return will help ramp up Pepper's market size and its ecosystem, according to a Digitimes Research report on the latest market trends in Japan's digital home...