China panel makers show upcoming 6G LTPS production at CITE 2016
CHINA FPD | May 17, 20:59
China-based display panel makers BOE Technology, China Star Optoelectronics Technology and Tianma Micro-electronics, at the China Information Technology Expo (CITE) 2016 in Shenzhen, southern China, during April 8-10, focused on their 6G LTPS production lines which will come into operation soon, according...
April 7W LED light bulb prices in China market up
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 17, 11:50
April 2016 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased 4.9% on month to CNY27.9 (US$4.30), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) decreased 2.3% to CNY29.2, according to Digitimes Research.
Sharp transformation hinges on synergy
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 16, 22:31
Sharp has published financial report for fiscal year 2015 (April 2015-March 2016), recording consolidated revenues of JPY2,461.5 billion (US$22.6 billion), net operating loss of JPY161.9 billion and net loss of JPY255.9 billion, and Sharp's future transformation to improve business operations hinges...
Global tablet shipments to drop 4.6% sequentially in 2Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 16, 15:31
Global tablet shipments are expected to drop 4.6% sequentially to reach 42.84 million units in the second quarter, which is still the slow season for the table market. Vendors have yet to step up their orders for the new products they are supposed to launch in the third quarter. However, the shipment...
Samsung, Hynix capex for memory to fall in 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 12, 15:55
Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix will both lower their total capex for memory ICs in 2016, according to Digitimes Research. During the year, both companies will focus on migrating to 18nm process technology for the manufacture of DRAM chips and ramping up their 3D NAND flash capacities.
China makers showcase Ultra HD TV panels at CITE 2016
CHINA FPD | May 11, 14:41
At the China Information Technology Expo (CITE) 2016 in Shenzhen, southern China, during April 8-10, China-based TFT-LCD panel makers focused on exhibiting Ultra HD TV panels, including BOE Technology's 98-inch 7680 by 4320 (8kx4k) model and 82-inch 10240 by 4320 (10kx4k), according to Digitimes Res...
Over 104 million smartphones shipped in China market in 1Q16
CHINA SMARTPHONE | May 9, 21:33
There were 104.7 million smartphones shipped in the China market during the first quarter of 2016, slipping 11.2% on quarter but growing 20.1% on year and accounting for 33.8% of global total, according to Digitimes Research.
China vendors ship 128.6 million smartphones globally in 1Q16
CHINA SMARTPHONE | May 5, 19:54
China-based vendors shipped 128.6 million smartphones globally in the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 20.2% on quarter but increasing 33.3% on year and accounting for 41.5% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers ship 49.42 million large-size TFT-LCD panels in 1Q16
TAIWAN LCD PANEL | May 4, 21:32
Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers shipped 49.42 million large-size (9-inch and above) panels during the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 17.8% on quarter and 17.9% on year and accounting for 33% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers ship 7.35 million LCD TVs in 1Q16
TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Apr 28, 20:50
Taiwan-based makers shipped 7.35 million LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 28.2% on quarter and 1.7% on year. 62.2% of shipments were ODM/OEM orders and 37.8% OBM, according to Digitimes Research.
Nichia tops LED packagers in 2015 revenues
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 27, 14:35
Japan-based Nichia continued to rank the number one LED packaging service provider globally in 2015 with related revenues reaching US$2.72 billion, or about 200% higher than those generated by the second to fourth largest vendors, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers ship over 19 million LCD monitors in 1Q16
TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Apr 26, 22:24
Taiwan-based ODMs, OEMs and OBMs together shipped 19.041 million LCD monitors in the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 10.6% on quarter but increasing 3.7% on year and accounting for 66.9% of global total, according to Digitimes Research.
Car-use image sensor market to grow to US$900 million by 2020
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 25, 16:00
Sony is the largest CMOS image sensor vendor worldwide and its products mainly go to the consumer sector. Weakening demand for smartphone has impacted the business's recent performances, but Sony has been strengthening its car-use image sensor technology after acquiring Toshiba's image sensor plants...
Samsung Display, LG Display actively promoting PID panels
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 25, 14:48
Samsung Display and LG Display have been actively promoting PID (public information display) applications for digital signage, shipping large Ultra HD panels and transparent panels, and forming international partnerships via mergers or joint ventures, according to Digitimes Research.
Shipments of Oculus Rift CV1 delayed on shortage of lenses
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 21, 10:51
Shipments of Oculus' first virtual reality (VR) device, the Rift CV1, will be delayed to August due to a shortage of parts. While Oculus is reluctant to reveal which components are in short supply, Digitimes Research's sources indicate that there is a shortage of its customized Fresnel lenses.
AMD discrete GPU market share expected to rise
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 20, 16:02
SoC-based graphics cards were the most widely adopted GPU product in 2015 with a market share over 70%. CPU with integrated GPU was the second-largest GPU products, but its market share has been dropping every year because of the PC market's weakening demand. Shipments of discrete graphics cards have...
Foxconn looks to create synergy between Sharp, SDP and Innolux
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 14, 14:40
Foxconn Electronics will invest JPY388.812 billion (US$3.42 billion) for a 66.00% stake in Sharp and one of the key challenges is how it can create a synergy between Sakai Display Products (SDP), Sharp and Innolux to hike combined profitability for panels output.
Global shipments of handset-, tablet-use touch panels in 1Q16 down sequentially
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 11, 21:23
There were an estimated 371.360 million handset-use touch panels and 48.849 million touch panels used in smaller-than 11-inch tablets shipped globally during the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 15.0% and 29.0% respectively on quarter, while the global shipments of 6.836 million notebook-use touch...
Global server shipments grow 9.8% in 2015
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 6, 21:46
Taiwan server players' revenues from products including server motherboards, servers, storage and related network equipment, continued to enjoy growth on year to surpass NT$500 billion in 2015, according to Digitimes Research.
Foxconn to actively develop AMOLED via investment in Sharp
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 6, 11:56
A main motivation of Foxconn Electronics' investment in Sharp is to develop AMOLED panels mainly for use in smartphones, for Foxconn is a global leader in the smartphone OEM sector, according to Digitimes Research.