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Japan Li-ion battery materials suppliers expanding capacities

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 15, 10:50

In view of fast growing demand for automotive lithium (Li)-ion batteries arising from increasing global sales of electric vehicles, Japan-based makers of Li-ion battery materials are expanding their production capacities, according to Digitimes Research.

Tesla to expand Supercharger stations in 2018

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 14, 15:20

Tesla had sold 233,856 electric vehicles (EVs) and deployed 948 Supercharger stations with 6,426 charging piles in total around the world as of September 2017, and as the company is expected to sell 800,000 EVs cumulatively by the end of 2018, it has to expand Supercharger stations with 25,000 charging...

Korea pushing 5G commercialization

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 14, 14:33

The South Korea government has set an ambitious goal to grab a larger pie of the global 5G market as it calculates that its 5G hardware and software market is expected to grow at a CAGR of only 75.6% during the period from 2020-2026 against a much faster pace of 148% projected for the global 5G market...

All-screen smartphones help ease handset panel oversupply

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 14, 11:46

The growing popularity of all-screen smartphones is playing a role in easing global oversupply of handset displays, as the production of 18:9 panels will consume 12.5-20% more production capacity than that for 16:9 ones, according to Digitimes Research.

Mobile operators looking for alternatives from unlicensed spectrum technology

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 12, 15:07

With the popularity of the LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks growing at a pace slower than expected in part due to the difficulty in securing sufficient spectrum resources, a growing number of telecom operators including AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, Deutsche Telecom, NTT Docomo and China Mobile,...

LCD vendors play catch-up with OLED competitors

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 5, 14:18

Global TFT LCD panel makers are expected to be able to accelerate the development of profiled all-screen panels to compete more effectively with the single dominating AMOLED all-screen panel vendor, Samsung Display, leveraging their improved technology and increasing output from 6G LTPS LCD and 6G-8.6G...

Japan slow in embracing voice-controled smart speakers

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 4, 15:14

Voice-controled smart speakers has seen slower-than-expected demand in the Japan market, Digitimes Research has observed.

China government promoting LPWAN networks

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 4, 12:35

The China government has been actively promoting the development of LPWAN (low-power wide area network)-based IoT market and set NB-IoT as its standard technology, according to Digitimes Research.

SiC, GaN power semiconductor markets to grow fast through 2025

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 30, 16:15

While silicon remains the mainstream power semiconductor material, silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) are seen more suitable for power semiconductor devices needed by electric cars and mobile devices, as they can perform much better than Si in reducing on-state resistance and miniaturizing...

UV-C LED power output increases to 70-75mW

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 27, 12:29

UV-C (in wavelength of 200-280nm) LED power output has increased to 70-75mW with application extending from disinfection of personal devices to medium-scale sterilization or purification.

China smartphone AP shipments to grow mildly in 4Q17

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Nov 22, 16:05

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China are expected to reach 179 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, up 4.1% on quarter and 1.4% on year, according to estimates of Digitimes Research.

US leads in IoV development

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 22, 15:57

Internet of Vehicles (IoV) is being fast developed based on two standards of wireless communication technology, DSRC (dedicated short range communications) and C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) developed by 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project).

Demand for smart hospitals growing fast in China

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 22, 15:04

Demand for upgrading hospitals to smart facilities is increasing fast in China where hospitals are in short supply and medical resources are unevenly distributed.

Global smartphone shipments to reach over 1.5 billion units in 2018

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Nov 22, 13:59

Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow 5% on year to reach 1.43 billion units in 2017 and expand another 4.8% to over 1.5 billion units in 2018, according to Digitimes Research.

Worldwide tablet shipments to reach 128 million units in 2018

GLOBAL TABLET | Nov 21, 14:28

Seeing all-screen smartphones continue eroding tablet demand, tablet vendors, to differentiate the two product lines, are turning aggressively to promote 10-inch and above models with consumer-friendly prices, hoping to trigger a replacement trend. Digitimes Research expects worldwide tablet shipments...

Top-3 Korea fixed-network players vary in marketing strategies

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 20, 15:49

The top-three high speed fixed network communications firms in South Korea have adopted different marketing strategies to attract customer patronages, with the leading player Korea Telecom (KT) offering better broadband connection quality and a more complete array of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV)...

Automotive OTA upgrade sees huge potential demand

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 20, 10:08

There is large potential demand for OTA (over the air) upgrading of firmware/software for in-car electronic devices because car owners need not drive to maintenance shops merely for such upgrading, according to Digitimes Research.

Smartphone shipments up on quarter in China in 3Q17

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Nov 16, 11:44

Smartphone shipments in the China market reached 112.8 million units in the third quarter of 2017, increasing 18.6% sequentially but decreasing 1.9% on year. China shipments accounted for 31.3% of the global smartphone shipments in the quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Worldwide notebook shipment update – October 2017

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Nov 15, 20:03

Four out of the top-5 notebook brands experienced on-year shipment declines in October mainly because of weak demand from the consumer sector. The vendors turning their focus to boosting profitability from expanding volumes also impacted negatively their shipment performances.

Notebook market declines in October

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 15, 16:33

Four out of the top-5 notebook brands experienced on-year shipment declines in October mainly because of weak demand from the consumer sector. The vendors' refocusing their strategies onto boosting profitability from expanding shipment volumes also impacted negatively their shipment performances.

October 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices in China drop

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 10, 11:17

October 2017 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in China decreased 3.2% from August 2017 to reach CNY24.3 (US$3.8), while 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) also saw pricing drop 27.2% to CNY23.5, according to Digitimes Research.

Panel makers looking to niche large-size applications

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 9, 13:49

With to a lack of growth momentum in the traditional mainstream TV and monitor markets, most flat panel makers have paid more attention on the development niche applications for large-sized panels such as public information displays (PIDs), automotive display boards and gaming devices, according to...

Global MEMS microphone shipments rising

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 8, 21:55

Global MEMS microphone shipments will increase to 4.8 billion units in 2017 from 4.4 billion units in 2016, and the volume will reach over 5.0 billion units in 2018, according to Digitimes Research.

Competition in China smart speaker market heating up

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 8, 14:39

Competition in China's smart speaker market is heating up: Alibaba is pushing sales of its Tmall Genie to the business sector; JD.com is promoting its next-generation smart speaker, the DingDong 2; and Xiaomi Technology has forayed into the entry-level segment with its Mi AI speaker, according to Digitimes...

Global tablet shipments to rise 7.8% on quarter to 45.58 million units in 4Q17

GLOBAL TABLET | Nov 6, 12:41

Global shipments of tablets are estimated to grow 7.8% sequentially to 45.58 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017 due mainly to brisk market demand for entry-level branded tablets, according to Digitimes Research.

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  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.