Telecom market enters post-4G mobile broadband generation
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 15, 15:45
Worldwide TD/FD-LTE network standards and related supply chains are turning mature, and telecom carriers have been focusing on expanding their 4G network coverage. Despite the fact the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 attracted over 100,000 visitors, the event did not showcase many new network communication...
Worldwide notebook shipment update - February 2016
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Mar 15, 11:12
Following significant drops both on month and on year in January, worldwide notebook shipments remained weak in February, growing only 2% sequentially for the top-five brand vendors together and 1% sequentially for the top-three notebook ODMs, according to Digitimes Research.
Latin America sees slow 4G development
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 14, 16:05
While commercial operations of 4G mobile communication services in Latin America, such as Brazil, Puerto Rico and Uruguay, began as early as 2011, 4G development has been progressing slowly, and there were only 32 million 4G subscribers in 2015, accounting for only 4.5% of all mobile communication...
Global LED light bulb shipments in 2016 to hike 78.5%
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 11, 15:35
Mainly because average retail prices for LED light bulbs in 2016 will drop by at least 20% on year, global LED light bulb shipments in the year will hike 78.5% on year to 3.227 billion units, according to Digitimes Research.
Global AIO PC shipments in 2015 dip 5%
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 8, 19:57
There were an estimated 13.307 million AIO (all-in-one) PCs shipped globally in 2015, slipping 5% on year. Shipments in 2016 will reach 12.892 million units, according to Digitimes Research.
US FCC to open up STB market; Korea vendors less interested in 3D TV
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 7, 16:08
Observing the OTT/TV market in February, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed to make the set-top box (STB) market more open, allowing consumer electronics players to improve their competitiveness, while Korea-based TV brand vendors are shifting their focuses away from the 3D...
Smartphone APs to face fierce competition in China in 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 4, 12:39
Observing China's mobile market in 2016, Digitimes Research expects smartphone AP price competition to grow fiercer, while Qualcomm and MediaTek will continue to push Internet of Things (IoT) to seek new business opportunities.
February 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices decrease in China market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 2, 12:19
Average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 5.5% from December 2015 to CNY30.9 (US$4.8) in February, while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) also saw a drop of 3.0% to CNY32.7, according to Digitimes Research.
China panel makers striving to develop flexible AMOLED
CHINA FPD | Mar 2, 11:49
Viewing that Samsung Display and LG Display have started volume production of flexible AMOLED panels for use in smartphones and other mobile devices, China-based panel makers BOE Technology, Kunshan Visionox Display, Guangzhou New Vision Opto-Electronic Technology have also been developing such panels,...
Taiwan handset shipments set to drop in 1Q16
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Mar 1, 12:21
Total handset shipments by Taiwan-based brand vendors and ODMs are expected to decline 13.3% on quarter and 11.4% on year to 15.55 million units in the first quarter of 2016, affected by seasonal factors, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan sees decreased handset shipments in 4Q15
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Feb 26, 14:24
Total handset shipments by Taiwan-based brand vendors and ODMs reached 17.94 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, decreasing 5.7% on quarter and 29% on year, according to data compiled by Digitimes Research.
LED communication is promising
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 24, 14:49
Communication technology using LED diodes and image sensors offers many potential applications, such those for enhancing shopping, entertainment purposes and tourism, according to Digitimes Research.
India faces 3 problems in boosting mobile Internet
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 23, 16:36
Although mobile broadband Internet-access (3G/4G) subscribers in the India market rapidly increased to 93.15 million in mid-2015, the country faces three main problems in boosting services: huge gaps in deployment of mobile Internet-access networks between rural and urban areas, unhealthy price competition...
Added capacity in China to drive down high-end smartphone panel pricing in 2016
CHINA FPD | Feb 19, 17:02
In 2016, China's smartphone panel capacity is expected to increase steadily in 2016, as key makers Tianma Micro-electronics and BOE Technology increase capacity and other makers including GVO from Kunshan and Truly Opto-electronics increase the share of smartphone panels they produce, according to...
Qualcomm to lead AP market in 2016, Intel to show strongest growth
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Feb 19, 16:40
The global application processor (AP) market will grow 8.5% in 2016, reaching 1.78 billion units, according to a recent Digitimes Research Special Report. The growth rate in 2016 will surpass the annual growth of 7.9% seen in 2015.
IC manufacturers to cross into packaging industry
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 19, 15:38
With IT products such as smartphone and Internet of Things (IoT) devices being designed with considerations of high performance, low cost, low power consumption and small form factor, IC makers have been pushing 16/14nm processes and developing 10nm processes to satisfy demand. However, as Moore's...
Telecom carriers to drive FinTech technology in Japan
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 19, 15:06
With Japan-based Mizuho Bank and Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ Bank having recently crossed into the Financial Technology (FinTech) industry, FinTech has become a new trend. However, Japan's financial organizations are tightly ruled by local policies, and therefore FinTech may see difficulties realizing its...
Apple to see record low iPad shipments in 1Q16
GLOBAL TABLET | Feb 16, 20:15
Apple is expected to ship 9.8 million iPads in the first quarter of 2016, historically its lowest quarterly level, with decreases of 39.1% on quarter and nearly 20% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Global tablet shipments grow over 20% in 4Q15 mainly due to US-based vendors
GLOBAL TABLET | Feb 16, 15:06
Due to better-than-expected demand and channel retailers strengthening their promotions, some US-based tablet vendors achieved strong shipments, helping global tablet shipments grow 23.9% sequentially to reach 65.34 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015. But compared to the same quarter a year...
Korea memory-IC industry output value to fall 10% in 1Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 16, 14:39
The production value of South Korea's memory chip industry is expected to decline around 10% sequentially in the first quarter of 2016, due mainly to falling chip prices, according Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers ship 10.235 million LCD TVs in 4Q15
X | Feb 4, 12:27
Taiwan-based makers shipped 10.235 million LCD TVs on ODM, OEM or OBM (own brand manufacturing) worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2015, increasing 12.0% on quarter but decreasing 5.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.