Taiwan large-size panel shipments to decrease in 4Q13
TAIWAN FPD | Nov 4, 15:41
Taiwan-based Innolux, AU Optronics (AUO), Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar Display will ship a total of 62.086 million large-size TFT-LCD panels in the fourth quarter of 2013, slipping by 3.8% on quarter and by 7.6% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan 4Q13 touch panel shipments to fall sequentially
TAIWAN FPD | Nov 4, 10:47
Taiwan-based makers will ship 44.621 million smartphone touch panels, 15.517 million touch panels used in below 11-inch tablets and 3.728 million touch panels used in notebooks and 11-inch and above tablets during the fourth quarter of 2013, decreasing on quarter by 5.3%, 10.0% and 7.4% respectively,...
China smartphone shipments dip 7.3% on quarter in 3Q13
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Nov 1, 11:37
Despite comprehensive upgrades in hardware specifications, and expectations of strong sales during the October 1 holiday season, shipments of smartphones by China-based makers declined 7.3% sequentially in the third quarter of 2013, affected by high inventory levels of low-end models in the market,...
Taiwan to see decreased digital camera shipments in 4Q13
TAIWAN ICT | Oct 31, 14:04
Taiwan-based ODMs Ability Enterprise, Altek, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Asia Optical will ship a total of 4.05 million digital cameras in the fourth quarter of 2013, decreasing 20.2% on quarter and 49.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan 3Q13 handset shipments up
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 30, 15:59
Taiwan-based ODM, JDMs (joint design manufacturers) and OBMs (own-brand manufacturers) shipped 16.6 million handsets in total in the third quarter of 2013, increasing 2.7% on quarter and 10.6% on year. 16.44 million units or 99.04% of which were smartphones, growing 3.3% on quarter and 23.1% on year,...
Taiwan makers ship nearly 9 million LCD TVs in 3Q13
TAIWAN FPD | Oct 30, 14:14
TPV Technology, Foxconn Electronics, Wistron, Compal Electronics, Amtran Technology, Pegatron and other Taiwan-based makers together shipped 8.99 million LCD TVs in the third quarter of 2013, increasing 15.7% on quarter but decreasing 9.0% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Non-iPad tablets account for over 50% of global shipments in 3Q13
GLOBAL TABLET | Oct 29, 15:14
In the third quarter of 2013, global tablet shipments reached 35.68 million units, up 15.3% sequentially and 34.6% on year, driven mainly by non-iPad tablet shipments, which reached 20.08 million units, up 22.9% from the previous quarter and accounting for 56.3% of the total volume, according to Digitimes...
Taiwan ODMs see decreases in 3Q13 digital camera shipments
TAIWAN ICT | Oct 28, 11:03
Taiwan-based ODMs Ability Enterprise, Altek, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Asia Optical shipped a total of 5.074 million digital cameras in the third quarter of 2013, decreasing 12.7% on quarter and 50.4% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
China 4Q13 smartphone AP shipments to contract
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 22, 10:50
Shipments of smartphone applications processors in China are expected to drop by 1.5% sequentially to 94.95 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Digitimes Research.
Panel makers take different fab routes in developing high-end panels
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 18, 11:23
As demand for 300ppi and above smartphones and tablets continues to strengthen in the market, Japan- and Korea-based panel makers are looking to develop the technology on their 6G lines while China makers plan to do so on their 5.5G lines, according to Digitimes Research.
Sony Cybershot QX100 and QX10 not yet competitive
TAIWAN ICT | Oct 18, 10:30
Smartphones have gradually become a standard carry-around IT device for consumers and with their rapidly enhanced camera technologies, most consumers have chosen to use their smartphones for daily photo shoots. However, because of space and weight limitations, smartphone cameras are still unable to...
Softbank new smartphone portfolios to support high-speed 4G LTE services
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 16, 14:27
Japan-based carrier Softbank unveiled recently its new smartphone portfolio for the upcoming 2013-2014 winter/spring selling season, reducing the number of new models to four compared to eight released a year earlier, while focusing on support of hybrid 4G LTE high-speed data communication services,...
Taiwan notebook shipments to drop to only 35 million units in 4Q13
TAIWAN ICT | Oct 15, 15:38
Global notebook shipments are expected to drop 3.2% sequentially and 13.4% on year in the fourth quarter as brand vendors' new notebook models featuring entry-level/mid-range Haswell processors and Windows 8.1, were mostly shipped in September.
Apple iWatch to play key role in boosting smartwatch sales
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 14, 15:45
After researching existing smartwatch players' product strategies and technology maturity, Digitimes Research believes that the competition in the smartwatch industry in the next three years will mainly be between standalone and accessory models. The standalone models, which can operate independently...
Global notebook shipments to grow less than 3% in 3Q13
TAIWAN ICT | Oct 14, 15:35
Taiwan's notebook shipments grew only 2.5% sequentially, and dropped 8.6% on year in the third quarter despite the fact that notebook ODMs have seen better-than-expected orders in September thanks to the launch of new products and demand from China's National Day holidays.
China TFT-LCD capacity global share to rise to 23.7% in 2016
CHINA FPD | Oct 14, 15:30
The total production capacity of China-based TFT-LCD panel makers, including two 8.5G plants established by Samsung Display and LG Display, as a percentage of global capacity will rise from 13.4% in 2013 to 23.7% in 2016, according to Digitimes Research.
Toshiba reorganization to increase TV orders to Taiwan
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 11, 16:06
The digital home industry saw three major events in September 2013: Toshiba unveiled plans to reorganize its LCD TV business, Netflix entered the pay-TV service sector and the HDMI 2.0 was released.
Amazon changes strategy for 3rd-generation Kindle Fire
GLOBAL TABLET | Oct 8, 15:33
Amazon recently announced three third-generation Kindle Fire tablets, one 8.9-inch and two 7-inch models. In addition to new hardware, Amazon also updated many of its apps and services, seeking to raise the tablets' overall value through richer content and services. Amazon is no long pushing price...