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Japan TV vendors see their proportion of 50-inch and above size Ultra HD TV sales drop

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 22, 22:35

Japan TV vendors saw their proportion of 50-inch and above size Ultra HD TV sales drop throughout mid-2014 into the third quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Intel, Rockchip look to expand x86 presence in tablet AP market

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Sep 22, 15:46

Seeing the lack of strong growth in the PC market and excess wafer capacity, Intel is looking to resolve its problems by pushing it mobile product business. However, ARM's dominance in the mobile industry is forcing Intel to rely on giving out subsidies to partners to increase its presence in the market...

Intel cooperation with Fossil to develop smartwatches will help expand influence in wearables market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 19, 14:37

Intel's cooperation with Fossil to develop smartwatches equipped with Android Wear will help Intel expand its influence in the wearables market as well as extend Google's influence in the market.

Intel looking to promote x86 architecture to China chip designers

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Sep 18, 14:32

Rumors that Intel is considering investing in China-based Spreadtrum have been circulating in China's IT industry recently and Digitimes Research believes the rumors can explain why Spreadtrum's product development completely stopped recently. Spreadtrum may enter a partnership with Intel to start...

IFA shows Android tablet vendors adding value instead of price cuts

GLOBAL TABLET | Sep 17, 15:06

IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany during September 5-10 showed that Android tablet vendors are not looking to offer entry-level models for price-cut competition and instead offered models equipped with 3D depth-of-field cameras, water-, dust- and shock-proof features, high-resolution touch panels, and LTE...

August LED bulb prices drop sequentially in China

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 15, 21:28

The August average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent bulbs) in the China market decreased by 16.0% on month to CNY30.5 (US$4.9), while the price for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent bulbs) also fell by 11.6% to CNY45.0, according to Digitimes Research.

China panel makers shift 8.5G capacity to small- to mid-size applications

CHINA FPD | Sep 15, 14:17

China panel makers are starting to show signs of shifting production capacity on 8.5G lines from large-size applications to small- to medium-size ones in order improve operating margins and to avoid excess supply of large-size panels produced from the lines, according to Digitimes Research.

Global tablet shipments to see 9.1% on-year growth in 3Q14

GLOBAL TABLET | Sep 12, 15:39

Digitimes Research expects global tablet shipments to reach 68.51 million units in the third quarter, up 23.8% sequentially and 9.1% on year, and non-Apple tablet vendors' shipments, which suffered from weaker-than-expected performance during the second quarter, are expected to see a recovery in the...

Top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 ODMs see 5-10% on-month shipment growth in August

TAIWAN ICT | Sep 11, 15:46

Although the IT market has already started preparing for back-to-school demand, the global top-five notebook vendors' combined shipments and top-three ODMs' combined shipments only achieved 5-10% on-month growths in August, lower than those of the same month a year ago.

O-Film sees weaker-than-expected gross margins because of reliance on outside module purchasing

CHINA FPD | Sep 11, 14:39

With demand over smartphone specifications continuing to rise and most smartphone vendors have been demanding touch panel makers supply semi-completed panels with LCD and touchscreen modules already fully laminated, large China-based touch panel makers have all been aggressively increasing their full-laminated...

Intel to see strong tablet AP shipments in 2H14

GLOBAL TABLET | Sep 11, 11:50

Intel shipped only about 1.5 million tablet application processors (APs) in the first half of 2014, but Digitimes Research expects its shipments to reach seven million units in the second half thanks to China brand vendors' and white-box players' full support.

China touch panel shipments grow in 2Q14

CHINA TOUCH | Sep 10, 21:18

China makers' shipments of touch panels used in handsets, tablets and notebooks grew 32.6%, 0.3% and 32.2%, respectively, on quarter in the second quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

China panel maker operating margins continue to increase; BOE to expand AMOLED panel capacity by over 225%

CHINA FPD | Sep 9, 15:13

China's panel makers have reported increased operating margins in the first half of 2014 largely due to their efforts in promoting smartphone, tablet and low-priced LCD TV panel products, with Tianma Optoelectronics reaching 5.4%, BOE 4.8% and China Star Optoelectronics 3.7%, according to Digitimes...

Digital home industry in August

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 9, 15:12

Recently in the digital home industry, Samsung has purchased SmartThings, which allows people to sync up their connected gadgets to a single smartphone app and hardware hub, to further its presence in the smart home industry and home automation market, according to Digitimes Research.

Asustek detachable devices face size hurdle

GLOBAL TABLET | Sep 9, 11:59

Asustek Computer's Windows-based detachable T100, which was developed in close cooperation with Microsoft and Intel and released in the third quarter of 2013, has successfully attracted price-conscious consumers due to its friendly pricing and free Office software. Asustek shipped almost two million...

Apple refocuses on 9.7-inch iPad in 2H14

GLOBAL TABLET | Sep 9, 11:36

With Apple showing more aggressiveness in producing its new 9.7-inch iPad, its overall iPad shipments in the third quarter of 2014 are expected to return to the growth trend.

US$30 to be competitive price for 5.5-inch sapphire covers to be adopted by smartphone vendors other than Apple in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 5, 15:39

Whether major smartphone vendors follow Apple to adopt sapphire-screen covers will hinge on cost, and US$30 for a 5.5-inch sapphire-cover will be a competitive price in 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

3G to take up 53.1% of mobile communication users in ASEAN in 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 5, 15:24

The total number of mobile communication subscribers in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market will reach 744.3 million in 2016, with 3G to account for 53.1%, 2G for 39.9% and 4G for 7%, according to Digitimes Research.

Miui, CyanogenMod and Fire OS to become mainstream Android OS systems

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Sep 4, 14:05

Mobile platforms based on forks of Android, including Miui developed Xiaomi Technology, CyanogenMod, and Fire OS by Amazon, are likely to become three mainstream Android-based operating systems, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan smartphone makers see dropping orders from Amazon, Microsoft Mobile and Facebook in 2014

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Sep 3, 16:07

Taiwan handset makers originally expected to continue receiving orders for Lumia series products from Microsoft Mobile and also acquire new orders from Amazon and Facebook in 2014, but according to the latest upstream information acquired by Digitimes Research, Taiwan makers were not able to land orders...

Samsung, Lenovo cutting tablet prices in the US market

GLOBAL TABLET | Sep 3, 14:53

Samsung Electronics and Lenovo have recently started a wave of price cuts for their tablets in the US market. Samsung offered price cuts for its 7- and 10-inch models, but their prices are still higher than those of its competitors. Lenovo reduced the price of its 8- and 10-inch entry-level tablets,...

Kickstarter wearables expand presence in sleep tracking industry

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 2, 14:46

Several companies, and their related new wearable device concepts, have finished fund raising using the Kickstarter platform, with these devices being split into two major categories: devices that can help users sleep - such as NeuroOn, Aurora and Sense; and devices that can alert users to fatigue...

China smartphone vendors turning to retail and online channels for better profits

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Sep 2, 14:12

Because telecom carriers in China have sharply reduced subsidies to smartphone purchasing, China-based smartphone vendors, which used to cooperate tightly with telecom carriers and adopted a strategy of flooding the market with multiple smartphone models, are turning to marketing through retail and...

Proportion of HDMI/DisplayPort technology in LCD monitors increases 7.5pp in August

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 1, 15:36

Nearly 70% of LCD monitors sold in August 2014 in the markets of US, UK, Germany, Japan and China, were equipped with HDMI/DisplayPort technology, up 7.5pp on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Korea kicks off semiconductor development projects

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 1, 14:35

Aiming at becoming the world's second largest system IC producer in 2025, Korea has mapped out a seven-point development project to develop related IC products, including core architecture of application processors, power management (PWM) ICs, SoC (system on chip) solutions and integrated software,...

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