October 7W LED bulb prices up sequentially in China
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 18, 10:23
October average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 2.4% on month to CNY34.70 (US$5.70), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) fell 0.2% to CNY41.60, according to Digitimes Research.
White-box server users focus on rack, micro models pre-installed with Linux
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 17, 14:06
As users of white-box servers (produced by ODMs and sold directly to clients) mostly need a large number of small-size, low-power and inexpensive models pre-installed with Linux and customized to some extent, white-box servers are mostly rack or micro types instead of towers or blades.
Taiwan makers ship over 18 million smartphones in 3Q14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 13, 20:04
Taiwan-based ODMs and own-brand makers shipped 18.4 million smartphones in total in the third quarter of 2014, increasing 6% on quarter and 11.7% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Lenovo, Asustek to launch US$149 Chromebook
TAIWAN ICT | Nov 13, 12:00
Lenovo and Asustek are expected to release Chromebooks using Google-certified solutions from China-based Rockchip in the first half of 2015 at the latest, and their devices are expected to be priced at US$149, a new low for notebook products, according to Digitimes Research's latest finding from the...
Global tablet shipments in 4Q14 estimated at 74.5 million units
GLOBAL TABLET | Nov 11, 15:18
There will be 74.5 million tablets shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing on quarter by 17.6% but decreasing on year by 10.1%, and of which 20 million units will be iPads, 27.8 million units of non-iPad models launched by major vendors and 26.7 million units of white-box models,...
China smartphone AP shipments growth to be driven by LTE solutions in 4Q14
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Nov 11, 15:01
China's smartphone application processor (AP) shipments are expected to grow 33.8% on year and 9.5% sequentially in the fourth quarter. The on-year growth will be 8.7pp more than that recorded in the third quarter. But on a quarterly basis, the sequential growth for the fourth quarter will be 2.2pp...
China smartphone shipments dip 3.6% on quarter in 3Q14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 11, 11:02
Smartphone shipments in the China market declined 3.1% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as vendors found it hard to stimulate demand for their devices due to a lack of product differentiation, and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were not made available till mid-October, according to Digitimes...
Japan LED lighting demand to reach JPY507.8 billion in 2015
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 7, 15:32
Japan is the world's leading country in terms of LED lighting penetration and its LED lighting demand in 2015 will reach JPY507.8 billion (US$4.43 billion), increasing by 13.2% on year and accounting for 78.6% of the total shipment value for all lighting products, according to Digitimes Research.
Notebook shipments decline 15% in October
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 7, 12:26
Global notebook shipments by top-five brand vendors and top-three ODMs declined 15% on average in October, affected by the roll-outs of new low-priced models in the previous month, according to Digitimes Research.
Thread to compete with ZigBee ZHA initially
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 6, 14:15
Thread, a new networking protocol for household appliances initiated by Google's Nest Labs, looks to compete with the ZHA (ZigBee Home Automation) standard, but there is a possibility for the two technologies to integrate together as they share some basic standards, according to Digitimes Research.
Global tablet market facing weakened demand in 3Q14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 4, 15:19
Global tablet shipments are expected to reach 63.4 million units in the third quarter of 2014, growing a mere 1% from a year ago, showing that the market has entered the maturity phase earlier than expected, according to Digitimes Research's latest report about tablets.
Global LTE user base to grow to nearly 380 million in 4Q14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 3, 11:12
The total number of LTE, consisting of FDD-LTE, TD-LTE and FDD/TD-LTE dual-mode, subscribers around the world will increase to 379.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, growing on quarter by 14.9% and on year by 89.6%, according to Digitimes Research.