Taiwan to see sequential growth in 2Q15 touch panel shipments
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 15, 15:35
Taiwan-based makers will ship 41.579 million smartphone-use touch panels in the second quarter of 2015, increasing 23.5% on quarter but decreasing 22.3% on year, 8.941 million tablet-use units, up 7.2% and down 15% respectively, and 2.175 million notebook-use units, up 34% and 16.0% respectively, according...
BOE Technology to expand large-size panel capacity
CHINA FPD | May 14, 15:37
China-based TFT-LCD panel maker BOE Technology will expand monthly capacity at its 8.5G production line in Chongqing, western China, from 90,000 glass substrates to 120,000 units, according to Digitimes Research.
China makers see weak touch panel shipments in 1Q15
CHINA FPD | May 12, 14:47
China makers' shipments of touch panels for smartphone, tablet and notebook applications dropped 17.4%, 31.7% and 33.5% respectively in the first quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.
Tablet AP shipments to China to grow 18.6% sequentially
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | May 11, 16:08
Tablet application processor (AP) shipments to China are estimated to grow 18.6% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015 to reach about 29 million units as demand from the end market starts to recover. Top-3 suppliers in China's tablet AP market, MediaTek, Rockchip and Intel, together will contribute...
Top-5 notebook vendors see sequential drop of 32% in April shipments
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 8, 15:18
Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell, Lenovo, Acer and Asustek Computer, the five largest notebook vendors, saw combined shipments in April decrease 32% on month, while Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics and Wistron, the world's three largest notebook ODMs, saw combined shipments in April slip 16% on month,...
Taiwan to ship 25.5 million handsets in 2Q15
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | May 4, 22:01
Taiwan-based vendors HTC and Asustek Computer as well as ODMs Foxconn Group (including FIH Mobile and Chi Mei Communication Systems), Compal Electronics and Wistron will ship 25.50 million handsets during the second quarter of 2015, increasing 44.9% on quarter and 20.5% on year, according to Digitimes...
April 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices up sequentially, down in China market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 4, 21:40
April average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased by 23.4% on month to CNY35.9 (US$5.8), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) decreased by 1.8% to CNY38.1, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan LCD TV shipments in 1Q15 lowest since 2010
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 4, 15:13
Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD TVs reached 7.48 million in the first quarter of 2015, down over 30% on quarter and the lowest since the first quarter of 2010, according to Digitimes Research.
Japan online video market to grow significantly starting 2H15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 29, 22:40
Japan's online video market is expected to grow significantly starting the second half of 2015 when Netflix begins to offer its services, NTT DoCoMo launches its dTV Terminal program and the local top-five cable TV operators start offering free online video services, according to Digitimes Research.
Networking chipset vendors to focus on ARM-based server processors
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 29, 11:16
Networking chipset vendors including Broadcom, Cavium and Applied Micro Circuit (AMCC) have taken the initiative to replace PowerPC and MIPS architectures with ARM's for developments of server processor solutions for new networking communication equipment, including SDN (software-defined networking)...
Global tablet shipments in 1Q15 down 35.3% on quarter
GLOBAL TABLET | Apr 27, 22:03
There were 49.08 million tablets shipped globally in the first quarter of 2015, slipping 35.3% on quarter and 15.3% on year, with shipments consisting of 12.0 million iPads, 19.1 million non-iPad units and 18.0 million white-box units, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers small- to medium-size panels drop over 19% in 1Q15
TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Apr 27, 21:52
Taiwan makers' shipments of small- to medium-size panels dropped 19.1% on quarter in the first quarter of 2015 to 288 million units and are expected to grow 12.7% on quarter in the second quarter, according to Digitimes Research.
Global notebook shipments to grow 11% sequentially in 2Q15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 27, 12:37
Global notebook shipments are expected to stage a rebound in the second quarter of 2015, reaching a sequential growth rate of 11%, while narrowing the on-year decline rate to 1.2% compared to a 4.7% recorded in a quarter earlier, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan sees decreased 1Q15 LCD monitor shipments
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 23, 20:31
Taiwan-based ODMs shipped 18.799 million LCD monitors worth US$2.155 billion in the first quarter of 2015, with the shipment volume dropping 15.5% on quarter and 6.5% on year. Shipment value slipped 13.8% and 1.2% respectively, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan 1Q15 handset shipments down 30.3% sequentially
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Apr 23, 20:28
HTC and Taiwan-based ODMs together shipped 17.6 million handsets in the first quarter of 2015, decreasing 30.3% on quarter but increasing 8.4% on year. 16.1 million units were smartphones, slipping 26.3% on quarter but rising 21.7% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan large-size panel shipments decline in 1Q15
TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Apr 20, 14:47
Taiwan panel makers' shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panels reached 60.165 million in the first quarter of 2015, down 10.2% on quarter but down 3.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
China smartphone shipments shed 30% sequentially in 1Q15
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Apr 20, 12:25
Shipments of smartphones by China-based vendors declined by nearly 30% sequentially to 91.8 million units in the first quarter of 2015 due to sluggish demand both at home and overseas, as well as reduced production affected by the traditional Lunar New Year holidays, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan sees decreased 1Q15 digital camera shipments
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 16, 21:53
Taiwan-based ODMs shipped a total of 2.3 million digital cameras in the first quarter of 2015, decreasing 42.4% on quarter and 13.6% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Global notebook shipments see over 19% sequential drop in 1Q15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 16, 15:22
Global notebook shipments not including detachable models reached less than 38 million units in the first quarter of 2015, down 4.7% on year and 19.4% sequentially, according to Digitimes Research's latest report about notebooks. The shipment drop was due to seasonality plus inventory left over from...
Japan LED lighting penetration in 2015 to reach 78.6%
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 15, 21:39
Demand for all types of lighting products in the Japan market in 2015 is estimated at a total value of JPY646 billion (US$5.39 billion) and LED lighting will account for 78.6% (penetration), according to Digitimes Research.