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Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers see decrease in 4Q12 handset shipments
Press release | January 8, 2013
Taiwan-based OBMs (own-brand manufacturers), JDMs (joint-development manufacturers) and ODMs shipped 14.64 million handsets in total in the fourth quarter of 2012, decreasing 2.5% on quarter and 26% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: China solar firms continue to see losses in 3Q12
Press release | January 7, 2013
Due to fluctuating demand in Europe, China-based solar module firms Yingli, Suntech and Trina Solar saw shipments in third-quarter 2012 decrease by 16.9%, 10%, and 9% respectively. Jinko Solar, on the other hand, benefitted from domestic demand, and saw total shipments increase by 20% in the same period. Yingli's accumulated shipments in the first three quarters of 2012 reached 1.55GW and expects total shipments in 2012 to exceed 2GW, representing growth compared to 2011.
Digitimes Research: China-based panel makers expected to extend influence in the TV panel market
Press release | January 2, 2013
China-based panel maker BOE recently signed an investment agreement with the Chongqing Municipal Government to jointly invest CNY$32.8 billion (US$5.26 billion) in constructing a new 8.5G line within the western China municipality. The line is expected to begin construction no later than the third quarter of 2013 and is likely to be completed by the second quarter of 2015.
Digitimes Research: Loss of Apple processor orders unlikely to affect Samsung
Press release | December 28, 2012
Apple reportedly plans to part company with its long-time partner Samsung Electronics. Apple has already reduced its chip orders to Samsung, and reportedly is set to move some or all processor manufacturing to a new foundry partner.
Digitimes Research: Iljin Display expected to become number one touch screen supplier in Korea by the end of 2012
Press release | December 27, 2012
Korea-based touch panel maker Iljin Display is expected to reach the number one spot in Korea in terms of revenues generated from touch panel shipments in 2012, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: Smartphone sales in China to grow 137% to 189 million units in 2012
Press release | December 26, 2012
Sales of smartphones in China are expected to grow 137% on year to 189 million units in 2012, buoyed mostly by a take-off in demand for EDGE and TD-SCDMA models in the second half of the year, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: Greater China foundry capacity utilization rate to continue slide in 1H13
Utilization rates at leading IC foundries in Greater China will remain under downward pressure during the first half of 2013, as the top-3 players' continued efforts to expand their 12-inch fab capacity are likely to cause an overall supply glut during the off-season, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: Europe, US solar demand continues to rise in 3Q12
Press release | December 25, 2012
With solar programs in Europe continuing to stimulate demand in the second half of 2012, total installations in Germany for the first three quarters of 2012 were close to 6.2GW, and the figure is expected to reach 7.8-8GW for the whole year 2012.
Digitimes Research: Global touch screen shipments expected to reach 1.75 billion in 2013
Press release | December 21, 2012
Global touch screen shipments are expected to reach 1.75 billion in 2013, up 17.2% on year. Of the shipments, approximately 1.28 billion or 73% are estimated to be for handsets, which will be a 14.2% on-year increase. Shipments for touch screens used in tablets meanwhile are expected to reach 230 million units, up 38.2% on year, while touch screens for PCs are expected to reach 26.33 million in 2013, up 251.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
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: China touch panel makers expand their influence in the market
As China-based touch panel makers are continuing to improve and expand their product portfolios, international-based handset and tablet vendors are increasing...
Digitimes Research: Taiwan notebook shipments enjoy growth in May
First-tier notebook vendors and ODMs enjoyed on-month shipment growth in May with brand vendors together having an increase of over 10% and ODMs around...
Digitimes Research: Samsung logic IC capex stays high in 2013
Samsung Electronics is expected to spend US$6 billion on its logic IC business in 2013, down from a record US$7 billion in 2012, according to Digitimes...
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