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March analysis of tablet market

GLOBAL TABLET | Mar 24, 11:53

China-based Huawei and CoolPad have both recently launched their new low-price high-specification phablets in China, aiming to grab shares from the high-end phablet market. Both vendors have adopted similar online hunger marketing strategies for the devices.

MediaTek to continue eating into Spreadtrum market share

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Mar 20, 15:18

Despite the slow-season performance of China's smartphone market, chipmaker MediaTek's smartphone application processor (AP) shipments in the first quarter continue to see strong growth like it did during the previous quarter. The good price/performance ratios of MediaTek's entry-level and mid-range...

Sony expected to focus on developing SXRD LCoS-based products in the future

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 20, 12:04

Sony president and CEO Kazuo Hirai in early 2014 unveiled the Life Space UX project, featuring the company's latest 4K ultra short throw projector, which adopts Sony's SXRD LCoS technology to allow projection of up to 147-inch 4K-resolution images in a very short distance. The projector will become...

Google, Apple extend to automobile electronics industry

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 19, 15:10

In addition to the smart mobile device markets, Apple and Google have also been expanding their presence in other industries such as automobile electronics.

Pricing for 32-inch entry-level LCD TVs up 3% on year in March

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 18, 15:51

Average pricing for entry-level LCD TVs sized 32-inch reached US$361 in March 2014, down US$2 on month but up 3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Google shifts focus to large-size tablet competition

GLOBAL TABLET | Mar 18, 15:49

Digitimes Research has learned that Google is set to release at least two Nexus tablets in 2014 with an 8.9-inch model already under development and set to enter mass production in July. The 8.9-inch tablet features a display resolution of more than 2K.

Comcast to push into new digital home market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 17, 21:08

In addition to its existing Xfinity Triple-Play services, US-based Comcast has recently announced it will cooperate with US-based NRG Energy to offer electricity services. The move is expected to add an additional service to Comcast's packages and help bring in more revenues to the company.

Insufficient panel supplies to limit 2K-resolution smartphone penetration in 2014

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 17, 15:10

With Full HD (1,920 by 1,080) having become the mainstream specification of high-end smartphones in 2013, industry players are speculating over the possibility of the resolution climbing even higher to above the 2,000-pixel level in 2014. However, Digitimes Research believes such a chance is rather...

GTAT may supply only 9.0-16.6% of iPhone sapphire screen covers in 2014

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Mar 14, 16:27

US-based GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) is setting up a factory in Arizona for exclusive supply of sapphire to Apple, with the factory to be able to meet only 9.0-16.6% of demand for sapphire used in screen covers of a new-generation iPhone in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Google Glass for medicare?

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 14, 15:18

Wearable devices' functions have extended from the traditional area of information management to health management. This trend was highlighted by many smart health-monitoring bracelets showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014.

12-inch tablets facing development hurdles

GLOBAL TABLET | Mar 14, 15:01

Brand vendors have started showing interests in large-size tablets since early 2014. In addition to Apple's rumored 12.85-inch tablet, Samsung Electronics has already launched a 12.2-inch Android-based enterprise tablet, while Asustek Computer is planning to release a 13.3-inch dual-OS tablet.

Handheld games consoles facing threat from smartphones; gaming peripheral players to benefit

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 13, 13:58

As smartphone popularity rises, demand for handheld games consoles has been dropping, especially for Sony's PS Vita. With an the upgraded PS Vita Slim set for release later in 2014, Sony is trying to earn back its momentum with a thinner and lighter industrial design. However, with the entry of smartphone...

South Korea aims to acquire 40% share in wearable device market by 2020

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 12, 14:58

As demand for smartphones and tablets is gradually approaching saturation with related shipment growths slowing down, vendors have been aggressively seeking new growth drivers. Wearable devices are identified as one of the main growth drivers. Among them, smart watches, bracelets and glasses look the...

China touch panel makers to see shipments drop 5% in 1Q14

CHINA TOUCH | Mar 11, 15:22

China makers shipped 148.8 million touch panels in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the latest Digitimes Research China Touch Panel Tracker. Digitimes Research predicts that touch panel shipments from China makers will drop about 5% in the first quarter because of seasonality.

China smartphone vendors rely on international brands for overseas expansion

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Mar 10, 14:59

China-based smartphone players' shipments to markets outside of China currently account for 20% of their total volume. As demand from the local market - which has been their main growth driver - is weakening and the China-based players' combined shipments will only grow by 26.7% on year in 2014, expanding...

Google to get the brunt of dual OS tablets while Microsoft to benefit the most

GLOBAL TABLET | Mar 7, 15:26

Intel and Asustek Computer released dual OS tablets at CES 2014 that combine Windows and Android operating systems into one unit in an attempt to tackle a new segment in the tablet market. However, due to pressure from Google, Asustek has postponed plans to release its TD300 tablet that was presented...

Notebook players see on-month shipment drop in February

TAIWAN ICT | Mar 6, 16:15

The global top-five notebook brand vendors and top-three makers both suffered 0-3% of on-month shipment declines in February, a range similar to that a year ago. The decline in February was caused mainly by inventory adjustments in the month. As for March, brand vendors are taking a more conservative...

MWC 2014 shows new tablet trends

GLOBAL TABLET | Mar 6, 15:22

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 demonstrated some new trends of the tablet industry: tablets with phone functions are starting to catch attention from brand vendors; some major brand vendors are developing tablets for the niche market, a sign of their concerns over the future tablet market; and...

February LED bulb prices in China market down over 18%

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 6, 11:35

February average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market slipped 18.8% sequentially to CNY38.1 (US$6.2), and 9W ones (equivalent to 60W incandescent) dropped 18.1% to CNY45.3, according to Digitimes Research.

Cortex-A17 to take over ARM high-end/mid-range 32-bit business

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Mar 4, 14:49

Digitimes Research considers ARM's new Cortex-A17 and existing Cortex-A12 processors to be basically the same based on their architectures, except for the Cortex-A17's support for big.LITTLE architecture. As to why ARM created the Cortex-A17, Digitimes Research believes the chip designer is trying...

Ultra HD TV demand to reach over 12 million units in 2014

TAIWAN FPD | Mar 3, 21:53

Ultra HD TV demand is expected to reach over 12 million units in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan panel makers look to expand LTPS LCD production capacity

TAIWAN FPD | Feb 27, 15:08

Taiwan-based panel makers had conservative developments in expanding production capacity for LTPS TFT LCD technology in 2013 amid increased competition from Japan-, Korea- and China-based makers. However, from 2014 to 2016 Taiwan makers are expected to increase production capacity on 6.5G and 4.5G,...

China handset vendors to rely on local AMOLED panel production from 2016

CHINA FPD | Feb 26, 15:08

On December 17, 2013, China-based touch panel maker Truly Optoelectronics announced that it had entered a joint venture with the Huizhou City Government to invest in a 4.5G AMOLED line that will go into production in the second half of 2015 and have a production capacity of about 15,000 substrates...

Is a US$25 smartphone possible?

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Feb 25, 15:31

Mobile World Congress (MWC) kicked off with a bang, with Mozilla announcing a US$25 smartphone built around a turnkey solution that features silicon from China-based Spreadtrum and software from Firefox.

Panel makers expected to bump up production of WQHD handset panels in 2014

CHINA FPD | Feb 24, 21:45

Panel makers are expected to bump up production of WQHD handset panels in 2014 as China handset vendors are expected to further tackle the local high-end handset market.

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