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Digitimes Research: 2012 Japan LED ceiling and tube light market show significant growth
Press release | December 11, 2012
The LED ceiling and tube light market showed significant growth in Japan in November 2012. Due to limited electricity, Japan has been raising awareness on saving energy. In 2012, the LED lighting penetration rate is likely to reach 45.3%. The Japan market is expected to grow continuously as more stores, offices, factories and street lamps are expected to be switched to LED lighting. The 2013 LED lighting penetration rate is estimated to be 54.6% in Japan.
Digitimes Research: Brands and ODMs see less than 10% on-month drop in November notebook shipments
Press release | December 10, 2012
The global top-5 notebook brands together suffered a 4% on-month drop in November, but Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer, which had deep on-month drops in October, saw rather stable performance for the month. HP enjoyed a slight shipment growth in November, while Acer had flat performance; however, Asustek Computer, which achieved strong shipments in October, saw the worst drop among the top-5 vendors in November due to unsatisfactory demand for Windows 8 notebooks, according to Digitimes Research senior analyst Joanne Chien.
Digitimes Research: New bio-technology helps to expand natural gas resources
Press release | December 7, 2012
Due to the discovery of new reserves, the amount of natural gas in the US has increased rapidly, pushing the price to a historical low. Nevertheless, at the same time, the price of natural gas in Asia continues to be high. Bio-technological breakthroughs which can turn coal into natural gas is allowing Europe and Asia to join the natural gas revolution.
Digitimes Research: Android phones to account for 70% of global smartphone market in 2013
Press release | December 6, 2012
Android will further solidify its market leadership in the smartphone operating system race in 2013, thanks to a broad support from smartphone vendors and the rollout of a wide range of low-priced models for sale in emerging markets. Shipments of Android phones are expected to top 600 million units or over 70% of global smartphone shipments in 2013, Digitimes Research estimates.
Digitimes Research: Taiwan 3Q12 LCD driver shipment value over NT$21.8 billion
Press release | December 4, 2012
Six Taiwan-based IC design houses shipped LCD driver ICs worth NT$21.837 billion (US$740 million) in total in the third quarter of 2012, growing on quarter by 15.9%, and the total shipment value will slip sequentially by 0.3% to NT$21.769 billion in the fourth quarter, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: Global AIO PC shipments to grow 20% in 2013
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will reach 13.2 million units in 2012, growing by 1.5% from 2011, and will increase by 19.7% to 15.8 million units in 2013, driven by Windows 8, Digitimes Research estimates.
Digitimes Research: India to begin second stage of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2013
Press release | December 3, 2012
India has a long and hot summer with temperatures around 35-48 degrees Celsius from March-September. The average annual sunshine hours in India exceeds 2,000 hours, making it a suitable country for developing solar energy. The northwestern and southern regions of India have the most abundant solar resources. Total accumulated solar PV systems in Gujarat and Rajasthan, two states in the northwestern region, have exceeded 900MW, accounting for 86% of the total installations in India.
Digitimes Research: Panel makers trends in 2012 and 2013
Press release | November 30, 2012
Digitimes Research estimates that in 2013 China-based panel makers will continue to dominate the 32-inch LCD TV panel market in China as well as expand their product lines by providing new panel sizes such as 28- and 46-inch. It is also estimated that China-based panel makers will have an on-year increase of 42.7% for their TV panel shipments.
Digitimes Research: IC design cluster emerges in China
Press release | November 28, 2012
Having enjoyed significant growth for two consecutive years, the IC design industry in China has emerged as the world's third major cluster of IC design houses, following Silicon Valley in the US and the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) in Taiwan, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: Proportion of 300ppi and above panels used in handsets to increase to 20% in 2013
Approximately 20% of panels used in handsets during 2013 are expected to have resolutions of 300ppi and above, an on-year increase of 6.2pp, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 1Q13 down sequentially, up on year
There were 31.93 million tablets shipped globally during the first quarter of 2013, decreasing on quarter by 26.1% but increasing on year by 66.1%, according...
Digitimes Research: Global top-5 notebook brands see over 20% shipment drop in April
Global top-5 notebook brands together suffered a more than 20% on-month shipment drop in April, while top-3 ODMs together had a drop of 14% due to most...
Digitimes Research: Taiwan small- to medium-size TFT LCD panel shipments to rise nearly 10% in 2Q13
Taiwan-based TFT LCD panel makers' small- to medium-size panel shipments are expected to reach 384 million units in the second quarter of 2013, up 9.9%...
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Digitimes Research: Rising mobile device demand drives TSMC, UMC wafer shipment growth in 2Q13
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) both saw their wafer shipments increase sequentially in April 2013,...
Digitimes Research: Battery technologies regain focus as energy storage demand rises
Demand for energy storage continues to rise and lithium-ion batteries are a common choice. However, due to prices, safety and energy storage, many substitutes...
Digitimes Research: LED light bulb prices in Japan fall in April
April 2013 prices of 40W and 60W retrofit LED light bulbs in Japan were JPY1,743/unit (US$17.25/unit) and JPY2,357/unit, respectively, showing an on-month...
Digitimes Research: Sapphire 2-inch substrate prices to be around US$8/unit in 2013
Over-investment has caused rising inventories in the sapphire industry. Although demand has been returning in the first-half of 2013, to reduce inventories,...