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Miui, CyanogenMod and Fire OS to become mainstream Android OS systems

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Sep 4, 14:05

Mobile platforms based on forks of Android, including Miui developed Xiaomi Technology, CyanogenMod, and Fire OS by Amazon, are likely to become three mainstream Android-based operating systems, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan smartphone makers see dropping orders from Amazon, Microsoft Mobile and Facebook in 2014

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Sep 3, 16:07

Taiwan handset makers originally expected to continue receiving orders for Lumia series products from Microsoft Mobile and also acquire new orders from Amazon and Facebook in 2014, but according to the latest upstream information acquired by Digitimes Research, Taiwan makers were not able to land orders...

Samsung, Lenovo cutting tablet prices in the US market

GLOBAL TABLET | Sep 3, 14:53

Samsung Electronics and Lenovo have recently started a wave of price cuts for their tablets in the US market. Samsung offered price cuts for its 7- and 10-inch models, but their prices are still higher than those of its competitors. Lenovo reduced the price of its 8- and 10-inch entry-level tablets,...

Kickstarter wearables expand presence in sleep tracking industry

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 2, 14:46

Several companies, and their related new wearable device concepts, have finished fund raising using the Kickstarter platform, with these devices being split into two major categories: devices that can help users sleep - such as NeuroOn, Aurora and Sense; and devices that can alert users to fatigue...

China smartphone vendors turning to retail and online channels for better profits

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Sep 2, 14:12

Because telecom carriers in China have sharply reduced subsidies to smartphone purchasing, China-based smartphone vendors, which used to cooperate tightly with telecom carriers and adopted a strategy of flooding the market with multiple smartphone models, are turning to marketing through retail and...

Proportion of HDMI/DisplayPort technology in LCD monitors increases 7.5pp in August

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 1, 15:36

Nearly 70% of LCD monitors sold in August 2014 in the markets of US, UK, Germany, Japan and China, were equipped with HDMI/DisplayPort technology, up 7.5pp on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Korea kicks off semiconductor development projects

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 1, 14:35

Aiming at becoming the world's second largest system IC producer in 2025, Korea has mapped out a seven-point development project to develop related IC products, including core architecture of application processors, power management (PWM) ICs, SoC (system on chip) solutions and integrated software,...

Japan sees growing investment in R&D for care-giving robots

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 26, 12:28

Due to subsidies offered by Japan central and local governments, there has been increasing investment in R&D for care-giving robots. For example, 21 companies have engaged in the development of robotic care-giving devices particularly for use by Alzheimer disease patents, with Paro (personal robot)...

All-in-one PC shipments to decline in 2014

TAIWAN ICT | Aug 26, 12:11

Desktop shipments are expected to enjoy growth in 2014 with Microsoft ending its support for Windows XP, but the all-in-one PC market, which focuses mainly on the consumer market and did not start enjoying demand until recent years, may not be able to benefit from the growth.

GTAT estimated to supply up to 1.35-2.25 million 5.5-inch iPhone sapphire covers in 2014

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 22, 10:55

US-based GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), the exclusive sapphire supplier for Apple, is estimated to supply enough sapphire to make covers for up to 1.35-2.25 million 5.5-inch iPhones by the end of 2014 based on the progress of GTAT's sapphire production ramp, according to Digitimes Research.

Entry-level smartphone may help Amazon extend e-commerce reach

X | Aug 21, 22:01

Amazon released its mid-range to high-end Fire Phone in late-July 2014, looking to attract consumers to shop through Amazon's e-commerce platform with the phone's built-in Firefly technology, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan LCD monitor shipments grow in 2Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 20, 22:08

Taiwan LCD monitor makers' shipments reached 22.14 million in the second quarter of 2014, up 10% on quarter and 0.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Top-6 Taiwan LCD driver IC companies post revenue gains in 2Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 20, 10:55

Revenues for the six main LCD driver IC companies in Taiwan reached NT$28.18 billion (US$940.04 million) in the second quarter of 2014, up 13.1% on quarter and 4.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Revenues of top-3 Taiwan foundry houses to leap 13% on quarter in 3Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 20, 10:37

Combined revenues of the top-three Taiwan-based foundry houses are expected to top US$8.47 billion in the third quarter of 2014, increasing 13.4% from the previous quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Japan household appliance makers rolling out HEMS compatible products

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 18, 15:44

While major Japan-based household appliance suppliers, including Toshiba, Sharp, Panasonic and Mitsubishi Denki, have already made the controls and operations of their smart household appliance systems through smartphones as standards, sales of smart household appliances compatible with home energy...

July LED bulb prices grow in China market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 18, 11:02

July average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased by 5.2% sequentially to CNY36.3 (US$5.9), while the 9W segment (equivalent to 60W incandescent) also saw a 8.3% increase to CNY50.9, according to Digitimes Research.

Tablet market facing growing pains in 2014

GLOBAL TABLET | Aug 15, 15:34

After facing a second quarter where overall shipment results came in below expectations, tablet vendors are expected to see a rebound in the third quarter, with global shipments increasing 23.8% on quarter, according to data from the latest Digitimes Research Tracker service. Worldwide tablet shipments...

Taiwan makers to ship 134.7 million large-size panels in 2H14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 15, 14:21

Taiwan-based makers will ship 134.7 million large-size (9-inch and above) TFT-LCD panels in the second half of 2014, up 3.8% from the first half, according to Digitimes Research.

Singapore tops ASEAN countries in LTE subscriptions

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 13, 19:36

Fifteen mobile telecom carriers in seven ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries had started LTE commercial operations as of the end of the second quarter of 2014, and Singapore ranked first with LTE subscribers accounting for nearly 30% of all mobile communication subscriptions, according...

Foxconn stands chance of winning Mexico government LCD TV procurement orders

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 13, 19:34

The Mexico government will hold an open bid to procure 13.7 million LCD TVs over three years as part of a subsidy program for low-income families in line with the digitization of terrestrial TV broadcasts. Foxconn Electronics stands a considerably large chance of winning the procurement orders, and...

South Korea 2Q14 memory production value hits record

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 12, 20:23

Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix posted total production value of KRW10.73 trillion (US$10.41 billion) for DRAM and NAND flash in the second quarter of 2014, the highest quarterly figures on record, according to Digitimes Research.

White-box vendors ship 22.3 million tablets in 2Q14

X | Aug 12, 20:20

White-box vendors shipped 22.3 million tablets globally in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 9.3% sequentially, according to Digitimes Research.

iPhone ASP falls in 2Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 12, 11:14

Smartphone vendors' strategies and timing of product launches in different markets were affecting their sales in second-quarter 2014.

Sapphire demand to reach over 108 million mm in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 12, 10:57

Global demand for sapphire for use in LED and optical applications (such as smartphone covers) will reach 80.084 million mm of 2-inch equivalent ingots in 2014 and increase 36.1% to 108.902 million mm in 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

Innolux tops 5 panel makers in 2Q14 profitability

X | Aug 11, 14:54

Taiwan-based Innolux, among fellow makers AU Optronics, Samsung Display, LG Display and Sharp, recorded the highest net profit margin for the second quarter of 2014 mainly due to large increases in shipments of Ultra HD TV panels and notebook panels, according to Digitimes Research.

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    Displays | Sep 30, 20:59

  • Taiwan solar cell makers adopt mixed price adjustments

    Green energy | Sep 30, 20:42

  • Digitimes Research: No mid-range digital cameras priced at US$300-400 launched globally in 3Q14

    IT + CE | Sep 30, 20:13

  • China-based foundry house XMC ties up with Spansion to develop 3D NAND flash chips

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  • Taiwan market: Acer launches 11 Aspire V Nitro series notebooks

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  • Taiwan market: Samsung launches Galaxy Note 4, Gear S and Gear Circle

    Before Going to Press | 11h 41min ago

  • TSMC, ARM announce silicon validation of ARM Cortex CPUs on 16nm FinFET process

    Before Going to Press | 11h 41min ago

  • China PV module makers set tough conditions for re-orders with Taiwan solar cell makers

    Before Going to Press | 11h 42min ago

  • Mitac Holdings to see 3Q14 non-operating profit of NT$191 million from Synnex

    Before Going to Press | Sep 30, 20:33

  • IC design houses to ramp up new analog ICs for fast-charging

    Before Going to Press | Sep 30, 20:33

  • China-based IC design houses land fingerprint sensor orders from China handset vendors

    Before Going to Press | Sep 30, 20:22

  • Taiwan market: InFocus launches M510t smartphone via cooperation with Asia Pacific Telecom

    Before Going to Press | Sep 30, 19:52

  • TSMC lands new FPGA and SoC orders from Altera

    Before Going to Press | Sep 30, 19:51

  • JDI sees increased orders from Xiaomi

    Before Going to Press | Sep 30, 19:51

  • Taiwan market: Studio A to set up stores on university campuses

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