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Greater China makers to see smartwatch panel shipments achieve 73% CAGR from 2014-2017

CHINA FPD | Jul 20, 13:42

Panel makers in Greater China expect to see smartwatch panel shipments achieve a CAGR of 73.2% from 2014-2017 and a CAGR of 46.1% for smart wristbands as they further invest into developing the two applications, according to Digitimes Research.

Shrinking tablet market prompts China touch panel supply chain to look for growth elsewhere

CHINA FPD | Jul 17, 12:01

With demand for white-box tablets gradually shrinking and China's brand tablet shipments also performing weaker than expected, China-based touch panel and touch controller IC firms that used to focus on China's tablet market have mostly started shifting parts of their capacities to manufacturing smartphone...

Apple to push forward with In-Cell touch technology in 2015 but highly considering G/G for 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 17, 10:28

Industry rumors have stated Apple will go back to using G/G touch technology in iPhones due to ongoing production issues with In-Cell touch panels. If this were to occur, the earliest effect wound be in iPhones released in 2016, as the next iPhone, currently being referred to as iPhone 6S, will still...

Taiwan 3Q15 notebook shipments expected to drop 12.2% on year

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 16, 22:15

Taiwan-based ODMs will ship an estimated 32.067 million notebooks (not including detachable hybrid models) during the third quarter of 2015, accounting for 81.6% of the global total and increasing 2.4% on quarter but decreasing 12.2% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Vendors focusing on 29-inch monitors in July

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 16, 14:25

The July home electronics segment has seen several developments, namely new 29-inch monitor releases from LG Electronics and Lenovo, according to Digitimes Research.

Tsinghua Unigroup acquisition of Micron faces difficulties, but is a must for China for further development

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 15, 22:16

According to a Wall Street Journal report on July 14, China's Tsinghua Unigroup is planning to spend US$23 billion (or US$21 per share) to acquire US-based Micron Technology. The amount is higher than the China government's China National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund's scale of CNY120 billion...

Qualcomm to push inexpensive mobile device market with Microsoft and Allwinner solutions

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Jul 14, 22:46

According to Digitimes Research's findings, Qualcomm's development in the high-end market is not stable in 2015 and facing MediaTek and Spreadtrum's fierce competition in the mid-range and entry-level segments, the chip supplier's shipment performance in China has been weakening, causing some of its...

Taiwan 2Q15 notebook shipments up on quarter, down on year

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 14, 22:32

Taiwan-based ODMs shipped an estimated 31.302 million notebooks (not including detachable hybrid models) during the second quarter of 2015, accounting for 81.7% of the global total and increasing 6.6% on quarter but decreasing 10.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Touch IC developers turning to fingerprint sensors

CHINA FPD | Jul 14, 15:04

With China handset brand vendors starting to launch flagship products with fingerprint sensors in the second half of 2014, touch controller IC players who have seen thinning profitability have been aggressively developing fingerprint sensor solutions.

Intel processor shipments rely on Windows tablets for growth

GLOBAL TABLET | Jul 7, 15:47

Observing the Intel mobile platform's development in the non-Android tablet market, Digitimes Research expects Windows tablets to replace Android tablets and become Intel's new focus. Intel's Education Tablet, which achieved success in the education sector in 2014, is also expected to benefit the CPU...

LED bulb prices drop in China market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 7, 10:58

Average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 12.1% sequentially to CNY34.3 (US$5.6) in June, while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) also saw a decline by 14.5% to CNY33.7, according to Digitimes Research.

Tablets with phone functionality from white-box players to suffer over 15% decline in 2Q15

GLOBAL TABLET | Jul 3, 16:07

While visiting Southern China's white-box tablet supply chain, Digitimes Research discovered that shipments of white-box tablets with phone functionality saw their first on-year drop in the second quarter. This is because their major markets have experienced weak economy and competition is also growing...

China makers expanding production for wearable displays

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 2, 20:48

In an effort to secure flexible display orders from China-based wearables vendors, China's panel makers are increasing investments in AMOLED and PMOLED technologies, with aim of increasing production and securing more market share in early 2017, according to Digitimes Research.

China smartphone shipments see weaker-than-expected growth in 2Q15

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Jul 2, 15:23

China's smartphone industry in the second quarter did not see growth as strong as Digitimes Research had anticipated previously and it grew only slightly more than 15% sequentially and by a single-digit percentage on year.

Japan home entertainment market sees Sharp rise with new 4K solutions

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 2, 15:14

Japan's home entertainment segment saw several developments in the second quarter of 2015. Sharp introduced a mix of new Ultra HD (4K) TVs, including Aquos 4K Next that can upscale to 8K resolution, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan makers hold advantage for wearable PMOLED orders

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 1, 20:04

Despite Taiwan makers lagging behind Korea and Japan in TFT LCD and AMOLED panel technologies, the makers have advantages for producing PMOLED and EPD products used in wearable devices.

LED makers extend development to IR, UV applications

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 30, 11:10

An international LED forum held in Taiwan in mid-June showed that makers have extended development and production from general lighting to IR (infrared), UV (ultraviolet) chips, and high-end automotive lighting, according to Digitimes Research.

Intel 28nm SoFIA 4G AP delayed to early 2016; may face overlap issue with 14nm version

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Jun 29, 21:34

Despite the fact that the design is complete and the chip is ready for mass production, Intel's 28nm SoFIA 4G application processor (AP) is still unlikely to be launched until the beginning of 2016 due to the adjustments over the software part that is still not yet mature. For 2015, Intel will still...

Japan has potential demand for UAVs

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 29, 21:28

While Japan is less active than the US, Europe and China in promoting application of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), the UAV industry is significantly developing following the establishment of Japan UAS (unmanned aircraft system) Industry Development Association (JUIDA) in October 2014 and there is...

Cree to downsize LED capacity due to price competition from China makers

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 26, 11:26

US-based Cree will spend US$85 million to restructure its LED device business through reducing total production capacity for LED chips. The move is mainly due to negative impact price competition from China-based LED makers, according to Digitimes Research.

White-box players pushing 10.1-inch Windows tablets

GLOBAL TABLET | Jun 25, 14:42

During a survey of southern China's white-box tablet supply chain recently, Digitimes Research found that Intel will not be able to supply its Cherry Trail-based solutions to white-box players until the end of the third quarter. Most white-box players will only be able to use Bay Trail-T CR solutions...

8K solutions to start appearing in 2018

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 23, 15:37

Panel makers aim to tackle the 8K market starting 2018 when Japan will offer various channel transmissions in 8K, and the World Cup is held in Russia. Demand will continue to grow around 2020 when major sporting events will be held in Japan, according to Digitimes Research.

IoT market pushing DIY smart home solutions

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 17, 22:45

The Internet of Things (IoT) has brought multiple applications and new business models for the development of smart home, which in turn may also bring about a take-off for the smart home industry, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung push toward AMOLED affecting local touch panel makers

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 12, 14:58

As Samsung Electronics is expected to continue pushing AMOLED panels into mid-range handsets it will continue to decrease orders for touch panels equipped with LCD panels in 2015, which in turn is expected to affect Korea makers' revenues and profits during the year, according to Digitimes Research.

China small- to mid-size AMOLED capacity to grow 373% by 2017

CHINA FPD | Jun 11, 14:24

China makers' production capacity for small- to medium-size AMOLED panels is expected to increase 373% in 2017 compared with what it is in 2015 as makers continue to invest in new facilities and capacity expansion, according to Digitimes Research.

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