China panel makers focuses largely unchanged in 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 17, 14:55
Heading into 2016, China-based panel maker BOE will continue to focus on production of 5-inch HD panels while fellow maker Tianma Optoelectronics will focus on producing Full HD TFT LCD panels, according to Digitimes Research. These trends are on par with developments in 2015.
Global LTE users to grow to 945 million by year-end 2015
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 16, 15:32
According to Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), there were 755 million LTE mobile communication subscribers around the world at the end of June 2015. Digitimes Research forecasts the global LTE user base will increase to 945 million at the end of 2015 and 1.466 billion in 2016.
Bosch to continue to lead STMicroelectronics as top MEMS device vendor in 2015
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 13, 16:04
While Robert Bosch is expected to continue to lead rival STMicroelectronics in sales of MEMS devices for the third consecutive year in 2015, the two companies have both accelerated their developments of sensor hub products as well as sensor fusion technology, according to Digitimes Research.
Korea memory chip production value hit record high in 3Q15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 13, 15:21
The production value of memory chips, including DRAM and NAND flash devices, in Korea hit a new high of KRW13.92 trillion (US$11.8 billion) in the third quarter of 2015, compared to the previous high of KRW13.17 trillion reached in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research.
Sony to expand CMOS production capacity via acquisition of Toshiba plant
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 12, 10:16
Sony's planned acquisition of Toshiba's CMOS sensor manufacturing plant in Oita, southern Japan will not only help solve its tight sensor production in the near term but also push it into other sectors such as the automobile industry, according to Digitimes Research.
Top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 ODMs perform weakly in October
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 11, 20:24
The global top-five notebook brand vendors and top-three notebook ODMs saw their combined shipments drop 32% and 27%, respectively in October. Although preparations for the year-end holidays greatly boosted shipments in September, shipment volumes returned conservative in October since demand from...
October LED light bulb prices mixed in China market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 5, 14:30
October average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 9.7% on month to CNY29.8 (US$4.7), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) rose 1.9% to CNY36.9, according to Digitimes Research.
China tablet AP shipments to drop close to 30% on year in 4Q15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 3, 22:11
Digitimes Research estimates that China's tablet AP shipments will reach 24.3 million units, staying flat from a quarter ago and down 29.6% on year, as related chip makers are not able to further cut their costs or achieve breakthroughs in product design and therefore, are seeing demand weakening.
58.7 million tablets to be shipped globally in 4Q15
GLOBAL TABLET | Nov 3, 22:06
There will be 58.7 million tablets, including 2-in-1 and screen-detachable hybrid models, shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2015, increasing 15.9% on quarter but decreasing 22.6% on year.Shipments will consist of 14 million iPads, 24.5 million non-iPads and 20.2 million white-box units, according...
China smartphone shipments grow 11.2% sequentially in 3Q15
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Nov 3, 22:03
Shipments of smartphones in the China market grew 11.2% sequentially to 101.2 million units in the third quarter of 2015, buoyed by an increase of 59.8 million new subscribers for 3G/4G services in the quarter, according to Digitimes Research.
Worldwide tablet shipments decline 18% on year in 3Q15
GLOBAL TABLET | Nov 3, 15:56
Worldwide tablet shipments reached only 50.64 million units in the third quarter, up 9% from the second quarter, but still down sharply by 18% on year, despite the fact that Europe and US retailers were aggressively preparing for the year-end holiday shopping season and demand from Russia and Eastern...
Taiwan large-size shipments and market share on the decline
TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Nov 2, 14:18
Taiwan makers' shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panel shipments reached 58.63 million in the third quarter of 2015, up 1.2% on quarter. The makers benefited from stable TV panel orders in addition to rush orders for PC panels near the end of the quarter, according to Digitimes Rese...
Solid-state autofocus solutions have potential
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 30, 15:26
Solid-state autofocus solutions developed by US-based LensVector have been applied in entry-level smartphones since October 2015 and, although at very small volumes currently, have considerable potential market due to advantages in durability, power consumption, thickness and production costs compared...
China foundry houses focusing on FD-SOI process
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 30, 11:04
Wafer foundry houses in China have stepped up efforts to develop Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FD-SOI), or also called Ultra-Thin Body (UTB), processes for wafer production, compared to the Fin Field-Effect Transistor (FinFET) processes being adopted by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...
Taiwan LCD TV shipments increase 16% in 3Q15
TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Oct 29, 14:08
Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD TVs reached 9.26 million in the third quarter of 2015, up 16.6% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.The makers benefited from TV developments from Toshiba and Xiaomi, and also saw orders increase from various customers to meet peak demand.
China smartphone AP shipments to grow 14.6% on quarter in 4Q15
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Oct 28, 11:46
Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China are expected to grow 14.6% sequentially to 161 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015 as handset vendors are building up inventories to meet year-end seasonal demand in the US and Europe, according to Digitimes Research.
HHGrace is a trend indicator of China 8-inch fabs
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 28, 11:17
Shanghai Huahong Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (HHGrace) is currently the second largest foundry house in China in terms of booth revenues and production capacity, and Digitimes Research believes the company is an important indicator of China's development of technology and strategies...
Third-party service providers dominate mobile payment service market in China
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Oct 27, 15:51
Mobile payments outside financial institutions in China expanded to CNY8.24 trillion (US$1.299 trillion) in 2014 from the CNY1.19 trillion a year earlier, with third-party e-payment service providers accounting for 90.9% of mobile transactions, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers see LCD monitor shipments drop 9% in 3Q15
TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Oct 26, 22:41
Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD monitors during the third quarter of 2015 dropped 9.3% on year to 20.11 million, which also represented a 1.7% quarterly decline, according to Digitimes Research.
Global notebook shipments to decline 17.5% on year in 4Q15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 26, 22:26
Global notebook shipments (not including detachable 2-in-1 products), are expected to drop 17.5% on year and 5.3% sequentially in the fourth quarter as most notebook vendors already completed their inventory preparation for the year-end holiday sales in the third quarter and are still conservative...