Foxconn investment in Sharp may hike IGZO penetration
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 22, 14:12
While production for LCD panels on IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) TFT back planes is still relatively small, they offer advantages in making large-size applications with high resolutions and low power consumption. IGZO TFT back planes can also be used to produce OLED panels. As Sharp is a leader...
2H16 white-box tablet shipments to be 30% higher than 1H16
GLOBAL TABLET | Aug 17, 12:01
Shipments of white-box tablets are expected to reach 39 million units in the second half of 2016, a 30% increase compared to those shipped in the first half of the year, buoyed by an easing in component supplies and pricing, as well as an expected pick-up in demand from the US and Europe, according...
Global notebook shipments to drop below 150 million units in 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 15, 22:46
Worldwide notebook shipments are expected to drop 7.3% on year to below 150 million units in 2016 as Windows 10's new anniversary update is not attractive enough to prompt a lot users to purchase new PCs and Intel's Kaby Lake-based processors only had a small upgrade from the previous-generation models...
Smartphone shipments in China up slightly in 2Q16
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Aug 15, 16:10
Smartphone Shipments in the China market totaled 149 million units in the second quarter of 2016, representing an increase of 2.7% on quarter and 14.3% on year, according to data compiled by Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers to ship 61.57 million large-size panels in 3Q16
TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Aug 11, 22:10
Taiwan-based panel makers will together ship 61.57 million large-size (9-inch and above) panels during the third quarter of 2016, growing 5.5% on quarter and 5% on year, and accounting for 35.1% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.
China vendors ship over 145 million smartphones in 2Q16
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Aug 11, 22:09
China-based vendors shipped 145.9 million smartphones globally in total during the second quarter of 2016, rising 13% on quarter and 22.9% on year and accounting for 44.1% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.
White-box tablet players see weak shipments in 2Q16
GLOBAL TABLET | Aug 9, 21:25
White-box tablet shipments were down 15.3% from sequentially to reach only 13.8 million units in the second quarter because the quarter was a slow season for North America and Europe, while demand from emerging markets also remained weak due to economic downturns. In addition, component shortages and...
LeEco acquires Vizio, Samsung Electronics poised to offer QLED TVs
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 8, 22:28
China-based OTT (over the top) operator LeEco will acquire a 100% stake in US-based LCD TV vendor Vizio in a bid to rank among the globally five largest LCD TV vendors, while Samsung Electronics has applied for the trademark Samsung QLED with US Patent and Trademark Office possibly in preparation to...
Taiwan makers ship over 19 million LCD monitors in 2Q16
TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Aug 5, 10:50
Taiwan-based makers shipped 19.629 million LCD monitors in the second quarter of 2016, increasing 1.2% on quarter but decreasing 4.1% on year, with the shipment volume accounting for 63.4% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.
Sony to lower investment on CMOS image sensor equipment in fiscal 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 4, 13:56
Sony will reduce its equipment investment for CMOS image sensors to JPY70 billion (US$691.53 million) in fiscal 2016, while maintaining its sensor production capacity at 70,000 12-inch equivalent wafers a month during the fiscal year, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan ships nearly 8.5 million LCD TVs in 2Q16
TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Jul 27, 21:26
Taiwan-based makers shipped 8.448 million LCD TVs in the second quarter of 2016, increasing 14.9% on quarter and 6.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Over 4,000 models of LTE-enabled devices launched as of February 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 27, 21:24
Based on GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) statistics, there were 4,416 models of LTE-enabled mobile terminal devices cumulatively launched around the world as of the end of February, an addition of 1,770 models from a year earlier. 1,311 or 74.1% of the additions were smartphones, according...
Launch of Android-based Pepper to ramp up market size
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 27, 15:15
SoftBank's launch of Android-based Pepper service robots will encourage Android software developers to develop applications for Pepper, which in return will help ramp up Pepper's market size and its ecosystem, according to a Digitimes Research report on the latest market trends in Japan's digital home...
Taiwan smartphone ODM/OEM shipments drop in 2Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 25, 20:29
Taiwan-based ODMs/OEMs shipped 12.06 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2016, slipping 13.5% on quarter and 43.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
MWC Shanghai focuses on smart services
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 25, 15:20
While Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona during February 22-25 focused on unveiling of new smartphones and exhibiting advance telecom technologies, MWC Shanghai 2016 during June 29-July 1 featured smart service applications and the telecom industry ecosystem in China, according to Digitimes...
Touch panel makers shift to industrial control, automotive applications
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 18, 15:23
Conventional touch panel makers, due to stagnant demand for smartphones and tablets and growing adoption of In-Cell and On-Cell touch solutions, have shifted from consumer electronics to industrial control and automotive display applications for better profitability, according to Digitimes Research.
Japan telecom carriers reduce number of smartphones for summer
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 13, 14:26
Two of the top-three Japan-based mobile telecom carriers, NTT DoCoMo and Softbank, have reduced the number of new phones launched for the summer of 2016 as the growth of smartphone sales in the Japan market has slowed down, according to Digitimes Research.
June 7W LED light bulb prices down in China market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 11, 22:02
The June 2016 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 10.8% from April to CNY24.9 (US$3.7), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) increased 5.1% to CNY30.7, according to Digitimes Research.
Truly more likely to buy Samsung Display 7G LCD equipment
CHINA FPD | Jul 11, 15:03
Samsung Display will dispose of 7G TFT-LCD production equipment by the end of 2016 and China-based LCD module maker Truly Semiconductors is more likely than panel makers BOE Technology and China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) to become the buyer, according to Digitimes Research.
Growing popularity of VR/AR devices to boost component demand
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 6, 11:28
The growing availability of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices will offer growth opportunities for a number of component suppliers, including sensors, infrared (IR)/laser transmitters and LED chips, according to Digitimes Research.
Samsung Display AMOLED shipments to increase to 560 million units in 2019
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 28, 20:32
Samsung Display has dominated global production and supply of smartphone-use AMOLED panels and will maintain the leading status over the next few years, with its shipments to increase to 560 million units in 2019, hiking 114% from 2015, according to Digitimes Research.
Samsung Display, LG Display to keep expanding AMOLED capacities
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 24, 15:07
Samsung Display and LG Display, in order to put pressure on competitors, has focused on AMOLED panels and will continue expansion of AMOLED production capacities, with combined AMOLED capacity to increase at a CAGR of 33.1% during 2015-2019, according to Digitimes Research.
NFC-based mobile payments will struggle to replace 3rd-party e-payments in China
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Jun 22, 21:23
While the launch of Apple Pay services in the China market on February 18, 2016 has stimulated use of NFC-based mobile payment services, NFC services will find it difficult to replace third-party e-payments, such as Baidu Wallet, Alipay, TenPay and YeePay, mainly because NFC-enabled POS devices are...