All-in-one PC shipments to increase in 2017
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 10, 15:38
Because of weak demand for all-in-one PCs, worldwide all-in-one ((AIO) PC shipments fell 4.8% on year to total only 12.11 million units in 2016, the third consecutive year of on-year declines. However, the shipment volume is expected to return to growth in 2017, up 1.5% on year, as the market starts...
Taiwan makers ship over 10 million LCD TVs in 4Q16
TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Feb 9, 22:54
Taiwan-based OEMs, ODMs and OBMs shipped a total of 10.087 million LCD TVs in the fourth quarter of 2016, growing 5.5% on quarter but slipping 1.4% on year, and as a result, shipments in the whole year reached 35.45 million units, growing 1.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers ship over 33 million notebooks in 4Q16
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Feb 9, 22:47
Taiwan-based makers together shipped 33.555 million notebooks on an ODM/OEM basis in the fourth quarter of 2016, increasing 5.2% on quarter and 0.8% on year and taking up 82.9% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.
Various robots showcased at RoboDEX 2017
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 8, 11:11
Various types of robots were exhibited at RoboDEX 2017 in Tokyo, Japan, during January 18-20, including collaborative, humanoid, assistant and receptionist robots, according to Digitimes Research.
124.2 million smartphones shipped in China market in 4Q16
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Feb 6, 21:00
There were 124.2 million smartphones shipped in the China market in the fourth quarter of 2016, increasing 8.0% on quarter and 5.3% on year and accounting for 29.6% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.
Panasonic developing smart towns
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 6, 16:01
Panasonic has been developing smart towns in Japan using in-house-developed technologies and products. Panasonic sees the development of smart towns as a new long-term business, according to Digitimes Research.
China makers aggressively expanding AMOLED capacity
CHINA FPD | Feb 3, 16:04
Seven China-based panel makers have been expanding existing or setting up new AMOLED production capacities, with total annual capacity estimated to increase from 272,000 square meters in 2016 to 1.584 million square meters in 2018, 4.464 million square meters in 2019, and 7.864 million square meters...
Samsung, LG beefing up digital signage technology development
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 25, 11:22
Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have been strengthening development of digital signage technology, with the former applying transparent and mirror display technology and developing Ultra HD LCD and LED displays for digital signage and the latter applying curved-surface AMOLED technology to enhance...
China smartphone vendors may favor local AMOLED suppliers over Samsung Display
CHINA FPD | Jan 24, 11:31
It may be difficult for China-based AMOLED panel makers to obtain orders from Apple and other international smartphone vendors at least in the next five years das they are technologically inferior to Samsung Display, but their products are likely to be adopted by local smartphone vendors whose global...
ASEAN 3G/4G mobile broadband penetration to rise to 60% in 2017
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 20, 15:24
3G/4G mobile broadband Internet-access subscribers accounted for 46% of all mobile communication subscribers in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market in 2015 and the penetration is expected to rise to 60% in 2017, with 10% of mobile broadband Internet-access subscribers to be 4G...
KDDI sets up smart drone platform, Rakuten Mobile launches drone
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 19, 10:24
In the Japan market, mobile operator KDDI set up a smart drone platform to store photographs and video in a database in the fourth quarter of 2016, while MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) Rakuten Mobile launched Mavic Pro, a drone developed by China-based DJI, for bundled sale in the quarter,...
December 7W LED light bulb prices in China market fall
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 12, 21:12
December 2016 average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 5.4% from October to CNY26.30 (US$3.80), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) increased 0.3% to CNY30.40, according to Digitimes Research.
All-in-one PC shipments drop 4.8% in 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 5, 11:53
With demand for all-in-one PCs from the consumer sector continuing dropping, Digitimes Research estimates shipments decreased 4.8% on year to reach around 12 million units in 2016, and the volume in 2017 is expected to stay flat.
China touch panel makers step into other product lines
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 4, 11:07
First-tier China-based touch panel makers, in view of decreased orders for projected capacitive touch solutions (out-cell) used in smartphones due to increasing adoption of in-cell and on-cell touch solutions, have extended production to full bonding of TFT-LCD display panels and touch modules, cover...
MVNOs growing fast in Japan, may face mergers due to price competition
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 20, 14:23
MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) services have seen fast growing demand in Japan mainly due to the government asking mobile telecom carriers to unlock SIM cards and stop offering zero-price smartphones bundled with 2-year contracts in a bid to enliven the market. However, MVNOs are likely to...
Worldwide notebook shipment update - November 2016
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Dec 19, 15:20
The worldwide top-5 notebook brand vendors' combined shipments grew 8% on-month in November, while the top-3 ODMs had 10% growth thanks to rising sales from North America during Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions. Demand for Apple's new MacBook products has also been rising and contributed to...
pureLiFi improving Li-Fi data transfer speed
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 19, 10:45
pureLiFi, a developer of Li-Fi a wireless communication technology based on visible light communication, has improved data transfer rates from 5Mbps originally to 10Mbps and further to 40Mbps, making Li-Fi a technological complement to Wi-Fi, according to Digitimes Research.
112.3 million smartphones shipped in China in 3Q16
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Dec 15, 23:10
There were 112.3 million smartphones shipped in the China market during the third quarter of 2016, increasing 5.2% on quarter and 5.8% on year and accounting for 30.9% of the global total. International vendors shipped 17.1 million units, accounting for 15.2% of the shipments and decreasing 2.8% on...
Top notebook vendors and ODMs see combined shipments increase in November
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 15, 15:33
The worldwide top-5 notebook brand vendors' combined shipments grew 8% on month in November, while the top-3 ODMs' notebook shipments increased 10% thanks to rising sales from North America during Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions. Demand for Apple's new MacBook products has also been rising...