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Taiwan on-cell touch panel shipments to see strong growth, yet offer little profit

X | Mar 20, 11:36

Taiwan panel makers have been aggressively promoting their on-cell touch panels and quotes for a 5-inch HD (1280 by 720) on-cell touch panel already dropped to about US$10-12 in early 2015, attracting orders from major handset brand vendors and white-box players in China.

Global smartphone shipments in 2015 to reach 1.401 billion units

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Mar 19, 22:42

There will be 1.401 billion smartphones shipped globally in 2015, increasing on year by 16.4%, according to Digitimes Research.

Expanding UAV market to trigger demand for upstream parts, components

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 19, 11:40

The market for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has continued to expand, triggering demand for upstream parts and components, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung to adopt MediaTek APs for smartphones

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Mar 18, 22:12

Samsung Electronics had talks with MediaTek over cooperation in the second half of 2014 and MediaTek is expected to become an application processor (AP) supplier of Samsung's smartphones in the second half of 2015 at the soonest to help fill up the gap in the Korea-based vendor's product lineup.

Dual-OS tablets becoming popular in white-box market, but Google GMS remains an obstacle

GLOBAL TABLET | Mar 18, 15:04

China's second-tier and white-box players have recently turned their focuses to dual-OS (operating system) tablets and are aggressively preparing to ship these products to overseas markets.

More China-based smartphone vendors gearing up efforts to promote overseas sales

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 17, 14:45

More China-based smartphone vendors, including second-tier Gionee, Zopo and Haier, appear to have geared up efforts to promote sales of their smartphones in overseas markets, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan top foundries combined revenues to rise 38.6% in 1Q15

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 16, 22:17

Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will see their combined revenues increase 38.6% from a year earlier in the first quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

South Korea 2013 robot production valued at KRW2.42 trillion

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 16, 21:57

South Korea recorded production value of KWR2.42 trillion (US$2.3 billion) for robots mainly used in the industrial segment during 2013, growing on year by 6.5%, while KWR737.6 billion was for exports to China and emerging economies, up 23.9%,according to Digitimes Research, citing sources form the...

Taiwan ready to develop smartphone payment system in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 13, 16:01

With 4G service subscribers accounting for 13% of Taiwan's overall telecom service users and the number of smartphone users in the country surpassing 13.5 million in 2014, Taiwan's environment is already mature enough to develop a payment system using near-field communication (NFC) technology on smartphones...

Smartphone AP suppliers looking to offload inventory to tablet market

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Mar 13, 14:28

China's smartphone application processor (AP) shipments enjoyed strong growth in the second half of 2014 as the country's 4G ecosystem gradually matured. However, the 4G growth came at the expense of 3G AP sales. Currently, the China market's 3G AP inventory has already piled up to tens of millions...

Development of Wi-Fi Only Phone service gaining momentum

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 12, 14:49

The launch of Google's Nova project and Cablevision's Freewheel services will help push the deployment of Cable Wi-Fi as well as the implementation of Wi-Fi Only Phone and Wi-Fi First telecom services, according to Digitimes Research.

LG, Sony Mobile, Acer highlight entry-level, mid-range smartphones at MWC

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 11, 22:07

In light of slowing sales of high-end smartphones, vendors including LG Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications and Acer all highlighted their new entry-level and mid-range models at the recently concluded MWC 2015 targeting emerging markets, according to Digitimes Research.

Home electronics market witnesses new HDR TVs and smart home development in February

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 11, 15:00

The February 2015 home electronics market witnessed several developments, including GE Appliances further integrating into the smart home market coupled with the launch of new high-end high dynamic range (HDR) TVs, according to Digitimes Research.

Apple notebook shipments to grow 30% sequentially in 2Q15 thanks to new MacBook products

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 11, 14:23

Apple is set to ship its new 12-inch MacBook on April 10 and has also upgraded the specifications of its MacBook Pro/Air notebooks. At the same time, Apple is reducing the inventory of previous-generation products that are expected to be cannalized by the new offerings. During this transition period,...

Notebook shipments by major brands, ODMs decline in February

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 11, 10:47

Notebook shipments (excluding detachable models) by the world's top-five brands and top-three ODMs declined 13% and 18%, respectively, in February, affected by reduced work days in the month, high inventory levels of consumer models left over from the previous year, as well as the impact caused by...

LTPS TFT LCD production capacity to have CAGR of 20% from 2014-2017

CHINA FPD | Mar 9, 21:39

LTPS TFT LCD production capacity will have a CAGR of 19.8% from 2014-2017 compared with a 30.3% CAGR from 2011-2014, with China makers ranking number two globally as of 2017 in terms of overall capacity, according to Digitimes Research.

WiGig chips to support smartphones in 2H15

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 9, 11:09

WiGig (Wireless Gigabit Alliance) chips are expected to appear in high-end smartphones in the second half of 2015 with Qualcomm, Broadcom, Panasonic, Intel and Nitero as initial suppliers, according to Digitimes Research.

Intel simplifies Atom product lines for mobile devices

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Mar 6, 16:16

Intel has announced its latest lineup for its Atom series products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 and in addition to simplifying the naming system for the processors to avoid confusion, the CPU giant also designed and optimized them specifically for different segments of the market.

February 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices sequentially up in China market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 6, 16:05

February 2015 average retail prices for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 10.8% on month to CNY37 (US$5.9), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) rose 4.3% to CNY43.9, according to Digitimes Research.

LG focuses on mid-range/entry-level smartphones and smartwatches at MWC 2015

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Mar 6, 11:13

Unlike Samsung Electronics and High Tech Computer (HTC) that unveiled their newest flagship smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, LG Electronics focused its exhibition on four new mid-range and entry-level models: the LG Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy, and smartwatches:...

24- and 27-inch monitor retail pricing increases in February

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 4, 22:02

Global average retail prices for 24- and 27-inch LCD monitors in February 2015 rose on month by 6% to US$265 and 14% to US$465, respectively, according to Digitimes Research.

South Korea sees worldwide memory market share reaching 57.1% in 4Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 4, 15:38

South Korea's production value for memory products, mainly DRAM and NAND flash chips, has been increasing for three consecutive quarters and reached KRW13.17 trillion (US$11.97 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2014, accounting for 57.1% of the worldwide value, according to Digitimes Research's latest...

Global server shipments in 2014 up 7.1% on year

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 4, 15:01

There were 10.420 million servers (counted based on motherboards) shipped globally in 2014, increasing on year by 7.1%, and due to fast growing demand from Internet data centers, shipments in 2015 will rise 13.5% to 11.825 million units, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan IC design industry output value to grow 13% in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 3, 20:28

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry will rise 13.1% in 2015, thanks mainly to continued-strong demand coming from the smartphone sector, according to Digitimes Research.

Tablet AP shipments to China drop 7.7% on year

GLOBAL TABLET | Mar 2, 15:32

Tablet application processor (AP) shipments to China are estimated to decline 24.2% sequentially to reach 26.3 million units in the first quarter of 2015. Compared to the same period a year ago, the volume will drop 7.7% and be the first time China's tablet AP shipments experience an on-year decline...

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