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Taiwan LCD driver IC revenues to rise 6% in 2014

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 20, 21:23

The combined revenues of Taiwan's top-six LCD driver IC makers are expected to register a 6.1% increase in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung, white-box players looking to take over 10-15 million feature phone demand from Microsoft Mobile

TAIWAN FPD | Nov 19, 15:02

With Microsoft Mobile's announcement in July 2014 it will terminate its feature phone business within a year and a half, Samsung Electronics and China's white-box handset players have been aggressively competing for the market since the third quarter, and MediaTek and Spreadtrum are both expected to...

Monitor market continuing toward high-end, curved units

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 18, 21:02

The monitor market saw various developments in November, namely the release of curved high-end monitor technology from Samsung Electronics and new Ultra HD monitors from Lenovo and Acer.

Pricing for LCD TVs in the 46- to 48-inch range decline 8.4% in November

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 18, 21:00

Pricing for LCD TVs in the 46- to 48-inch range declined 8.4% in November to around on average of US$810, according to Digitimes Research. The pricing includes the US, Germany, UK, Japan and China markets.

White-box wearable vendors see potential in sport and children's markets

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 18, 15:53

At the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2014, many IT vendors showcased their latest wearable devices with white-box smart bracelets being a spotlight at the show, and competition among players was rather fierce.

LCD TV OEM market expected to surpass 50 million in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 18, 14:33

The LCD TV contract manufacturing market is expected to surpass 50 million units in 2015, with Taiwan makers expected to be responsible for 38.33 million, according to Digitimes Research.

October 7W LED bulb prices up sequentially in China

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 18, 10:23

October average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 2.4% on month to CNY34.70 (US$5.70), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) fell 0.2% to CNY41.60, according to Digitimes Research.

White-box server users focus on rack, micro models pre-installed with Linux

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 17, 14:06

As users of white-box servers (produced by ODMs and sold directly to clients) mostly need a large number of small-size, low-power and inexpensive models pre-installed with Linux and customized to some extent, white-box servers are mostly rack or micro types instead of towers or blades.

Taiwan makers ship over 18 million smartphones in 3Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 13, 20:04

Taiwan-based ODMs and own-brand makers shipped 18.4 million smartphones in total in the third quarter of 2014, increasing 6% on quarter and 11.7% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Lenovo, Asustek to launch US$149 Chromebook

TAIWAN ICT | Nov 13, 12:00

Lenovo and Asustek are expected to release Chromebooks using Google-certified solutions from China-based Rockchip in the first half of 2015 at the latest, and their devices are expected to be priced at US$149, a new low for notebook products, according to Digitimes Research's latest finding from the...

Global large-size TFT LCD shipments expected to increase 0.5% in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 12, 22:11

Global large-size TFT LCD shipments are expected to only increase 0.5% in 2015 due to weak demand for monitor and notebook applications coupled with limited growth in the tablet segment, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan shipments of LCD monitors increase 3.2% to 22.32 million in 3Q14

TAIWAN FPD | Nov 11, 20:13

Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD monitors increased 3.2% on quarter to 22.32 million in the third quarter of 2014, which also represented a 7.4% on-year decline.

Global tablet shipments in 4Q14 estimated at 74.5 million units

GLOBAL TABLET | Nov 11, 15:18

There will be 74.5 million tablets shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing on quarter by 17.6% but decreasing on year by 10.1%, and of which 20 million units will be iPads, 27.8 million units of non-iPad models launched by major vendors and 26.7 million units of white-box models,...

China smartphone AP shipments growth to be driven by LTE solutions in 4Q14

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Nov 11, 15:01

China's smartphone application processor (AP) shipments are expected to grow 33.8% on year and 9.5% sequentially in the fourth quarter. The on-year growth will be 8.7pp more than that recorded in the third quarter. But on a quarterly basis, the sequential growth for the fourth quarter will be 2.2pp...

China smartphone shipments dip 3.6% on quarter in 3Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 11, 11:02

Smartphone shipments in the China market declined 3.1% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as vendors found it hard to stimulate demand for their devices due to a lack of product differentiation, and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were not made available till mid-October, according to Digitimes...

Smartphone AP shipments in China in 3Q14 estimated at 115.1 million units

X | Nov 7, 16:27

There were an estimated 115.1 million smartphone APs (application processors) shipped in the China market during the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 11.7% on quarter and 25.1% on year, according to data from the recently

Japan LED lighting demand to reach JPY507.8 billion in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 7, 15:32

Japan is the world's leading country in terms of LED lighting penetration and its LED lighting demand in 2015 will reach JPY507.8 billion (US$4.43 billion), increasing by 13.2% on year and accounting for 78.6% of the total shipment value for all lighting products, according to Digitimes Research.

Notebook shipments decline 15% in October

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 7, 12:26

Global notebook shipments by top-five brand vendors and top-three ODMs declined 15% on average in October, affected by the roll-outs of new low-priced models in the previous month, according to Digitimes Research.

Thread to compete with ZigBee ZHA initially

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 6, 14:15

Thread, a new networking protocol for household appliances initiated by Google's Nest Labs, looks to compete with the ZHA (ZigBee Home Automation) standard, but there is a possibility for the two technologies to integrate together as they share some basic standards, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan handset touch panel shipments decline in 3Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 5, 21:34

Taiwan makers' shipments of touch panels used in handsets reached 50.44 million in the third quarter of 2014, down 5.7% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Quanta Computer is only Taiwan notebook ODM expected to see shipment growth in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 4, 20:53

Quanta Computer will ship 49.1 million notebooks in 2015, increasing on year by 7.8% and the only one among the five largest Taiwan-based notebook ODMs that will see sequential growth in 2015 shipments, according to Digitimes Research.

Global top-6 notebook vendors to share 81.7% global shipments in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 4, 20:50

The world's top-six notebook vendors, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo, Dell, Apple, Acer and Asustek Computer, will together occupy 81.7% of global notebook shipments in 2015, increasing 1.7pp on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Global tablet market facing weakened demand in 3Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 4, 15:19

Global tablet shipments are expected to reach 63.4 million units in the third quarter of 2014, growing a mere 1% from a year ago, showing that the market has entered the maturity phase earlier than expected, according to Digitimes Research's latest report about tablets.

Taiwan shipments of large-size TFT LCD panels to see 4 consecutive quarters of on-year growth in 4Q14

TAIWAN FPD | Nov 3, 14:36

Taiwan panel makers' shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panels will reach 67.01 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, down 1.3% on quarter but up 4.2% on year, representing the fourth consecutive quarter of on-year increase as a result of the global economy recovering, according to...

Global LTE user base to grow to nearly 380 million in 4Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 3, 11:12

The total number of LTE, consisting of FDD-LTE, TD-LTE and FDD/TD-LTE dual-mode, subscribers around the world will increase to 379.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, growing on quarter by 14.9% and on year by 89.6%, according to Digitimes Research.

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