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HHGrace is a trend indicator of China 8-inch fabs

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 28, 11:17

Shanghai Huahong Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (HHGrace) is currently the second largest foundry house in China in terms of booth revenues and production capacity, and Digitimes Research believes the company is an important indicator of China's development of technology and strategies...

Third-party service providers dominate mobile payment service market in China


Mobile payments outside financial institutions in China expanded to CNY8.24 trillion (US$1.299 trillion) in 2014 from the CNY1.19 trillion a year earlier, with third-party e-payment service providers accounting for 90.9% of mobile transactions, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan makers see LCD monitor shipments drop 9% in 3Q15


Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD monitors during the third quarter of 2015 dropped 9.3% on year to 20.11 million, which also represented a 1.7% quarterly decline, according to Digitimes Research.

Global notebook shipments to decline 17.5% on year in 4Q15

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 26, 22:26

Global notebook shipments (not including detachable 2-in-1 products), are expected to drop 17.5% on year and 5.3% sequentially in the fourth quarter as most notebook vendors already completed their inventory preparation for the year-end holiday sales in the third quarter and are still conservative...

Taiwan 4Q15 handset shipments to reach 19.88 million units


Taiwan-based vendors, ODMs and JDMs (joint design manufacturers) will together ship 19.88 million handsets in the fourth quarter of 2015, increasing 1.7% on quarter but decreasing 21.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Pogo Pin to account for over 60% of power charging interfaces used in smart wearable devices in 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 23, 10:40

Pogo Pin will account for over 60% of power charging interfaces used in smart watches and smart bands in 2016, all types of USB together for nearly 20%, and wireless power charging standards WPC, A4WP and PMA for the remaining, according to Digitimes Research.

Netflix to make strong presence in Japan market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 21, 11:03

Netflix has officially made inroads into the Japan market in cooperation with Softbank, a move which will add pressure on local service providers, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan handset shipments drop over 10% sequentially in 3Q15

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 20, 21:37

Combined smartphone shipments by Taiwan-based handset brands and ODMs declined by more than 10% sequentially to 19.54 million units in the third quarter of 2015, according to an estimate by Digitimes Research.

Taiwan server revenues to rise 4.7% in 2015; global server shipments to drop 6.3%

X | Oct 20, 12:18

Taiwan's revenues for server motherboards, servers, storage devices and related network equipment are expected to rise 4.7% on year to reach NT$494.3 billion (US$15.28 billion) in 2015. The growth will be weaker than that seen in 2014 and 2013, as enterprises have not invested in server products as...

Worldwide notebook shipments grow 6% sequentially in 3Q15

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 19, 16:00

Worldwide notebook shipments started seeing growth in September after over six months of inventory digestion. The growth was stimulated by Microsoft Windows 10 released at the end of July, and Intel Skylake's launch in August. Digitimes Research estimates worldwide notebook shipments grew 6% sequentially...

Taiwan small- to medium-size panel shipments slowing down due to increased competition

TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Oct 19, 15:24

Taiwan makers' shipments of small- to medium-size panels grew only 6.9% on quarter in the third quarter of 2015 to 307 million units largely due to China makers' furthering their presence in the white-box tablet market. Due to this trend coupled with increased competition in the smartphone panel segment,...

October average retail price for 27-inch monitors rises most among all sizes

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 16, 14:02

The global average retail price for 27-inch LCD monitors in October stands at US$418, increasing 5% on month, which is the highest growth among models of all sizes. Pricing for 24-inch models at US$243 has decreased 4%, while 20-, 22- and 23-inch prices are unchanged, according to Digitimes Research...

Global large-size TFT capacity to reach record high in 2016

CHINA FPD | Oct 6, 15:23

Global capacity for TFT applications sized 9-inch and above will increase 7.1% on year in 2016, the highest on-year increase since 2011, according to Digitimes Research.

China makers to see small- to medium-size panel shipments grow 15.5% in 2H15

CHINA FPD | Oct 5, 14:11

China panel makers' shipments of small- to medium-size panels in the second half of 2015 are expected to grow 15.5% over the first half of the year, which will also represent a 6.7% on-year increase, according to Digitimes Research.

September LED light bulb prices up in China market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 5, 11:37

September average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in the China market increased 7.5% on month to CNY33.0 (US$5.2), while that for 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) rose 5.8% to CNY36.2, according to Digitimes Research.

3GPP sets Category 0 in R12 to facilitate application of LTE to IoT

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 2, 16:06

3GPP (the Third Generation Partnership Project) has specified User Equipment Category 0 (Cat. 0) technology standards in its Release 12 (R12), the first step to boosting application of LTE technology for the Internet of Things (IoT), according to Digitimes Research.

China boosting economic transformation via developing IoT, big data, cloud

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 30, 15:40

In March 2015, China's Premier Li Keqiang announced the Internet of Things (IoT) plus concept, looking to accelerate industry transformation and will treat the concept as a new core of the country's economic development. Digitimes Research has found that China's strategy to raise its GDP growth by...

Panasonic aims at automotive lighting revenues of JPY60 billion for FY2018

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 30, 11:55

Panasonic has been transforming its lighting business operations to focus on automotive lighting and aims at revenues of JPY60 billion (US$500 million) from automotive lighting for fiscal year (FY) 2018 (April 2018-March 2019), five times those for FY2014, according to Digitimes Research.

7.5 million smart meters to be installed in Japan in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 23, 15:21

There will be 7.5 million smart meters installed in Japan, including replacement of conventional electric meters, in 2015, hiking 104.9% on year, according to Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and industry (METI).

Average large-size TV pricing on the decline

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 21, 15:46

LCD TV average pricing for 55-inch units was higher than 60-inch units in many markets in June through August while 65-inch units have declined 15% on average across five major markets including the UK, US, Japan, China and Germany, according to Digitimes Research.

CMOS DSCs see growing ASP in August

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 18, 10:46

Digitimes Research has found that ASPs for CMOS-based compact digital camera models in August rose 13% from June as many vendors have launched their new high-end DSCs such as Sony's RX10 II and RX100 IV, Canon's G3 X and Panasonic's FZ300. Most of these devices come with 1-inch large-size sensors and...

Apple Watch unit sales in 2015 estimated at 9-12 million

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 17, 15:52

Apple Watch sales are estimated at 9-12 million units despite the fact that the company is planning to sell the wearable in more markets.

MU-MIMO serving as a standard for new Wi-Fi chips

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 17, 11:12

Networking chipset vendors, including Qualcomm Atheros, Broadcom, Marvell Technology and MediaTek have launched new Wi-Fi chips or chipset platforms supporting MU-MIMO (multi-user multi-input multi-output) technology, making MU-MIMO a standard for Wi-Fi chips, according to Digitimes Research.

Apple TV still poses little threat to video game hardware developers

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 15, 15:29

Despite Apple highlighting developments for improving the user experience on its new Apple TV, there has yet to be a clear direction as to how the device can create new gaming experiences compared with other hardware applications, which as a result, will not lead to serious concerns for video game...

Spreadtrum to push new AP for 2H15, threatening MediaTek and Qualcomm


With cooperation with Intel, China-based smartphone application processor (AP) supplier Spreadtrum is expected to start pushing 64-bit 8-core 5-mode 4G products for the mid-range and high-end sectors in the second half of 2015. The China-based supplier is also expected to become the official distributor...

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