Taiwan touch panel makers see increased shipments in 4Q15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 6, 15:56
Taiwan makers' shipments of touch panels used in handset and notebook applications increased 21% and 33.9% respectively in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research. Shipments for tablet applications increased only 4.7% due to weak product demand from customers, except Amazon.
Korea pushing new in-cell touch panel developments
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 4, 13:56
The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM) under the South Korea Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning has reached one micron level electronic linewidth used in roll-to-roll printing, which will help push Korean makers' in-cell touch panel developments used in large-size and flexible...
BOE large-size panel shipments to rise 43% in 2015
CHINA FPD | Dec 25, 11:56
While global large-size TFT-LCD panel shipments and revenues in 2015 are expected to decrease on year, China-based maker BOE Technology will see its large-size panel shipments and consolidated revenues for the year increase 43% and 37% respectively, according to Digitimes Research.
3GPP R12 enhances FDD/TD-LTE
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 24, 14:12
The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) in March 2015 ended specification of Release 12 (R12) standards which enabled seamless switching between FDD and TD under LTE Advanced, strengthened communication performance of LTE Small Cells and provided preliminary definitions and standards for IoT...
South Korea-based ETRI developing transparent display technologies
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 21, 15:17
South Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has been developing guest-host LCD and polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC), two new transparent display technologies based on doping red, green, blue and black dyestuff, and expects to finish development in February 2016,...
Google Brillo IoT OS still lacks system hardware partners
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 17, 13:51
While Google has revealed more details of technology and cooperation partners for its IoT operating system Brillo, a lack of system hardware partners and specific direction for product applications may impede the promotion of the OS, according to Digitimes Research.
4K TVs to push demand for LEDs
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 14, 23:07
Ultra HD (4K) TVs are expected to make up 23.7% of LCD TV shipments in 2016, up 9.3pp on year. Because of the increase, demand for LEDs used in TV backlighting applications will rise and approximately 20-30% more LEDs will be used in 4K TVs over Full HD units, according to Digitimes Research.
Qualcomm to enter server market with 24-core CPUs
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 11, 15:21
Qualcomm, which announced plans to begin developing ARM-based chips for servers in November 2014, has started delivering server-use CPU samples to potential clients and has also set up a company in Guizhou, China to promote the CPUs exclusively. These moves signify Qualcomm's determination to foray...
Promotion of remote medicare to boost smart wearables in Japan
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 11, 14:45
Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has liberally interpreted remote medical care services by eliminating many restrictive definitions, allowing physiological measurements by smart wearable devices to be used as reference data by doctors. The move should promote the use of smart wearable...
November LED light bulb prices decrease in China market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 9, 11:22
November average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in the China market decreased 7.4% sequentially to CNY27.6 (US$4.3), while 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) saw a 9.2% drop to CNY33.5, according to Digitimes Research.
MR device makers receiving more support from developers, investors
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 9, 11:13
More mixed reality (MR) device makers including Sulon Technologies, Osterhout Design Group (ODG) and Magic Leap have attracted more software developers and investors while Microsoft has decided to postpone the launch of its Hololens to 2016, according to Digitimes Research.
Notebook players enjoy over 10% on-month shipment growth in November
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 8, 14:07
The global top-5 notebook brand vendors and top-3 ODMs saw their shipments grow 18% and 12% on month, respectively, in November thanks to increased orders for the year-end holidays and emerging markets. Although demand for notebooks from Europe and North America is turning weak in December, shipments...
Taiwan TV shipments to grow 2.6% in 2016
TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Dec 4, 12:29
Taiwan TV makers' shipments are expected to reach 35.14 million in 2016, up 2.6% on year, to hold a 16.4% global share of the overall 215 million TVs estimated to ship in the year, according to Digitimes Research.
Global all-in-one PC shipments to drop 3.9% on year in 2015
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 30, 16:01
With consumer demand for all-in-one PCs remaining weak, and Apple's new high-end iMacs and the price cut for previous-generation models failing to drive sales, Digitimes Research expects all-in-one PC shipments to decline 3.9% on year in 2015 and reach around 13 million units.
Next generation IEEE 802.11ay standards to come in 2017
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 25, 11:16
IEEE is setting next generation wireless transmission standards at 60GHz, IEEE 802.11ay, which is expected to be completed in 2017. The new standards are likely to focus on new applications for mobile offloading, wireless backhaul, and others, according to Digitimes Research.