Finland-based Ukko Mobile runs world's first LTE network on 450MHz band
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 8, 07:46
Finland-based mobile communication operator Ukko Mobile (Ukkoverkot in full name) has scored points in operation of the world's first LTE (4G) network on a low frequency band of 450MHz, providing valuable reference for mobile telecom carriers considering the adoption of Super Wi-Fi which is a technology...
Nvidia steps up efforts for GPU licensing
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Jan 5, 15:55
To find new outlets for its GPU business, Nvidia has started licensing its GPU architecture to other application processor (AP) designers. Kepler was the first GPU platform Nvidia offered for licensing and its latest-generation Maxwell will also become available for licensing later.
Asustek EeeBook X205 to see poor performance in 4Q14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 30, 12:02
Asustek Computer's US$199 11.6-inch EeeBook X205 notebook (clamshell-type design), released during the IFA 2014 show, will only achieve shipments of 200,000 units in the fourth quarter and Digitimes Research believes if the inexpensive low-specification Wintel product is unable to find a new business...
China Mobile to have 80 million TD-LTE users at end of 2014
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 29, 15:13
China Mobile had the number of its TD-LTE subscribers growing to 54.45 million as of the end of October 2014 and is expected to see the number reach 80 million at the end of the year, according to Digitimes Research.
Sub-US$300 15.6-inch Chromebooks to fuel notebook competition in 1Q15
TAIWAN ICT | Dec 25, 15:59
In addition to Acer, which is set to launch a Broadwell-U-based 15.6-inch Chromebook in March 2015, Dell is planning to launch a 15.6-inch Chromebook with similar specifications in the first half of 2015 and both devices may be priced under US$300, according to Digitimes Research's latest findings...
Global LED lighting market value in 2015 estimated at nearly US$30 billion
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 24, 23:01
Global market demand for LED lighting in 2015 is valued at US$29.90 billion, consisting of US$5.750 billion for Europe, US$5.624 billion for the US, US$5.078 billion for Japan, US$4.568 billion for China, US$1.237 billion for Russia and US$822 million for India, according to Digitimes Research.
China OGS touch panel makers hiking GFF capacity
CHINA TOUCH | Dec 24, 11:18
Viewing that China-based smartphone vendors have begun to adopt more GFF (a glass sheet and two layers of ITO film) touch panels in high-end products than OGS (one glass solution) solutions, China-based OGS touch panels makers including Biel Crystal Manufactory and Truly Optoelectronics have increased...
China to become large predator for IC businesses during 2016-2020
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 23, 16:06
While related policies and regulations chartered to the development of semiconductor industry in China, as defined in the nation's 13th Five-Year Plan for the period from 2016 to 2020, remain unclear, it is not doubt that China is likely to become one of the major predators for IC businesses during...
AMOLED offers competitive wearable displays
X | Dec 22, 13:59
Among display technologies, AMOLED is expected to create niche market opportunities, benefiting Samsung Display and LG Display, the two global leaders in the technology, according to Digitimes Research.
Verizon to ship three million own-brand tablets in 2015
GLOBAL TABLET | Dec 17, 15:47
Several mobile communication industry-related players have achieved strong tablet sales for 2014 and in addition to brand vendors such as Lenovo and Huawei, several telecom carriers are also achieving good results selling own-brand 4G tablets that bundle with their telecom services, according to Digitimes...
23-, 27-inch LCD monitor prices up in December
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 17, 11:25
Global average retail prices for 23- and 27-inch LCD monitors in December have risen on month by 11.3% to US$276 and 9.2% to US$379, respectively, while those for 20- and 24-inch models have dropped 6.4% to US$132 and 1.2% to US$246, according to Digitimes Research. Pricing for 22-inch models remained...
AUO, BOE top panel makers in operating margin
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 17, 11:22
Among the global top-10 TFT-LCD panel makers, Taiwan-based AU Optronics (AUO) and China-based BOE Technology posted the highest January-September 2014 operating profit margin of 9.1%, according to Digitimes Research.
Above 40- to 50-inch LCD TVs become mainstream in Japan
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 15, 10:14
In the Japan market, the sales proportion of 40-inch and below LCD TVs has decreased, and the proportion of above 40-inch models has increased, with above 40- to 50-inch models becoming mainstream sizes, according to Digitimes Research.
November 7W, 9W LED bulb prices sequentially up, down in China market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 15, 10:08
November average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 12.7% on month to CNY39.1 (US$6.4), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) decreased 1.9% to CNY40.80, according to Digitimes Research.
Global TD-LTE user base estimated at 96.1 million in 2014
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 12, 11:41
The total number of TD-LTE subscribers around the world will keep increasing to 96.1 million at the end of 2014, accounting for 21.6% of the global total number of LTE (4G) users. 81.8% of the total will be users in China, 8% in Saudi Arabia and 6.9% in Japan, according to Digitimes Research.
Lenovo mobile device shipments to lead Samsung by 9 million units in 2015
TAIWAN ICT | Dec 8, 16:16
Enjoying growths in both tablet and notebook shipments, Lenovo is estimated to beat Samsung Electronics in mobile computing device shipments (notebooks and tablets) by about one million units in 2014 and become the second-largest mobile computing device brand vendor worldwide, only behind Apple.
BOE to ship 50% of smartphone panels to Samsung, LG
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 8, 11:59
Of the three largest China-based small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panel makers, BOE Technology will ship 50% of its smartphone panels to Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, 14.8% to China-based vendor Lenovo and 11.9% to China-based white-box vendors in 2015, Digitimes Research estimates.
Notebook shipments to see over 10% on-month growth in November
TAIWAN ICT | Dec 5, 14:14
Because of Hewlett-Packard's (HP) stable enterprise notebook orders and strong low-cost consumer notebook orders, both the global top-five brand vendors and top-three ODMs have seen their combined notebook shipments enjoy over 10% on-month growths in November, according to Digitimes Research.