Apple next-generation 5.85-inch OLED iPhone MBOM much lower than iPhone X, says Digitimes ResearchWednesday 21 March 2018
Apple plans to launch a new 5.85-inch OLED iPhone this year as an upgrade to the existing iPhone X, but the vendor has managed to reduce the new device's initial manufacturing bill of materials (MBOM) to a level much lower than that of its present flagship model, according Digitimes Research senior...
Digitimes Research worldwide notebook shipment update – February 2018Thursday 15 March 2018
Worldwide top-5 notebook brands saw their combined shipments increase slightly from a month ago in February, led mainly by US-based vendors. As for the first two months of 2018 combined, the shipments were flat from the same period a year ago.
Digitimes Research worldwide notebook shipment update – January 2018Monday 5 March 2018
With the notebook market entering the traditional slow season, the worldwide top-5 notebook brands saw their combined shipments drop for the second consecutive month in January 2018. However, compared to the same month a year ago, the shipments still grew 10.7%.
Taiwan LCD TV shipments to drop nearly 30% in 1Q18, says Digitimes ResearchTuesday 27 February 2018
Shipments of LCD TVs by Taiwan-based makers are expected to decline nearly 30% sequentially to 7.14 million units in the first quarter of 2018 due to seasonal factors, according to Digitimes Research.
China smartphone AP shipments to fall 18% in 1Q18, says Digitimes ResearchTuesday 27 February 2018
Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China are expected to decline 18.2% sequentially in the first quarter of 2018, according to Digitimes Research.
Samsung Galaxy S9 devices to feature SLP, dual-lens cameras, Digitimes Research saysFriday 23 February 2018
Samsung Electronics' forthcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+, which are expected to be unveiled at MWC 2018, are likely to employ substrate-like PCB (SLP) products to enable more space for components such as dual-lens camera modules to further enhance the functionality of its next-generation smartphones, according...
Top-5 notebook vendors see on-month shipment declines in January, Digitimes Research saysFriday 23 February 2018
Global notebook shipments (Wintel-based models) by the top-five brands and top-three ODMs suffered declines on month in January due to seasonality, according to Digitimes Research.
Worldwide tablet shipments to reach new low in 1Q18, says Digitimes ResearchMonday 5 February 2018
Worldwide tablet shipments totaled around 46 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, better than Digitimes Research's original forecast thanks to increasing demand from year-end holidays. Both brand and white-box tablet shipments had sequential growths in the quarter.
China smartphone shipments to fall over 30% on quarter in 1Q18, says Digitimes ResearchFriday 2 February 2018
Smartphone shipments in the China market are likely to decline over 30% sequentially in the first quarter of 2018 after such shipments expanded nearly 10% on quarter to 199.8 million units in the October-December period of 2017, according to Digitimes Research.
CoWoS, SiP to be key packaging processes for AI chipsWednesday 31 January 2018
High performance computing (HPC) will become the most crucial platform in the development of process technologies for AI (artificial intelligence) chips, and CoWoS (chip on wafer on substrate) and SiP (system in package) will emerge as key packaging processes for such chips, according to Digitimes...
Global 1Q18 server shipments to be flat, says Digitimes ResearchTuesday 30 January 2018
Worldwide server shipments in the first quarter of 2018 are expected to stay flat or drop slightly due to seasonal impact, but demand from large-size datacenter clients will remain strong.
Apple developing 4 next-generation iPhone projects, says Digitimes ResearchFriday 26 January 2018
Apple has been developing four next-generation iPhone projects: a 5.7- to 5.8-inch LCD device; a 6.0- to 6.1-inch LCD device; a 6.0- to 6.1-inch OLED device; and a 6.4- to 6.5-inch OLED device, according to Digitimes Research senior analyst Luke Lin. But the vendor is likely to eventually launch the...
Commercialized foldable panels likely to come in 2018, says Digitimes ResearchWednesday 24 January 2018
Year 2018 could become the beginning of the commercial application of foldable panels as Samsung Display has unofficially unveiled its 7.3-inch foldable (in-folding type) OLED panels at the recently concluded CES 2018, and LG Display is also expected to roll out comparable devices, according to Digitimes...
China foundry houses to continue ramping up capacityFriday 19 January 2018
The China government is expected to continue to push its wafer foundry houses to further expand their production capacity in coming years as it has clearly set a goal for raising the country's IC self-sufficiency rate to 70% by 2025, from a low of 26.2% in 2016.
Global production value for automotive electronics to rise at CAGR of 5.4% during 2018-2022Thursday 18 January 2018
The global production values for automotive electronics and semiconductors will increase at CAGR of 5.4% and 7% respectively during 2018-2022, significantly higher than the 2% CAGR for car production in the same period.
Panel makers to continue ramping up AMOLED production capacityWednesday 17 January 2018
Samsung Display and other panel makers are expected to commit more investments to ramp up their capacity for flexible AMOLED displays as such screens have become mainstream technology for smartphones and smartwatches, according to Digitimes Research.
Demand for mobile medical care to take offTuesday 16 January 2018
Along with mature development of ECG (electrocardiography) and PPG (photoplethysmograph) sensing technologies, ICT firms are keen on developing monitoring devices for use in mobile medical care, which is expected to see demand take off, according to Digitimes Research.
AI crucial to boost LPWAN application values, says Digitimes ResearchTuesday 16 January 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) is deemed as a critical technology needed to boost LPWAN (low power wide area network) application values. Global tech giants including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Baidu and other software service providers are aggressively developing the AIaaS (artificial intelligence as...
Micro LED development gaining momentumFriday 12 January 2018
Commercialization of Micro LED displays have come closer to reality since Sony unveiled CLEDIS (crystal LED integrated structure) display based micro LED technology in 2016.
China small- to mid-sized AMOLED capacity share to rise to 33.4% in 2022Thursday 11 January 2018
With its production capacity for large-sized LCD panels likely to surpass that of Korea's in 2019, China's policy for the development of the next-generation display products now aims to help its panel makers narrow the gaps of AMOLED panel production capacity and shipment volumes against their counterparts...