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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.

Japan telecom operators to differentiate smartphones with special features

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 10, 15:57

Smartphones launched by the top-three Japan-based telecom operators for summer 2015 are almost identical in hardware specifications, but the carriers have been trying to differentiate their products with special features, according to Digitimes Research.

Demand for curved-panel LCD monitors to take off in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 10, 15:45

Since the first curved-panel LCD monitor model was launched in the second half of 2014, the price gap between curved models and flat-panel ones has narrowed to as low as 18%, and as prices are expected to further drop and additional vendors will join the market in the second half of 2015, global demand...

Global top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 ODMs perform weaker than expected in May

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 9, 16:10

The global top-five notebook brand vendors together achieved an on-month shipment growth of 14%, but an on-year drop of 15%, while the top-three ODMs together had 5% on-month growth, but 9% on-year drop, all weaker than Digitimes Research's original forecast.

7W, 9W LED bulb prices up in China in May

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 9, 11:29

May average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased 8.6% on month to CNY39 (US$6.3), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) rose 3.4% to CNY39.4, according to Digitimes Research.

385nm UV-A LED competitive with mercury-vapor lamps

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 2, 19:03

Lighting is a major application of UV (ultraviolet) LED currently and 385nm (spectral wavelength) UV-A LED is competitive with mercury-vapor lamps in terms of performance-cost ratio while 365nm UV-A LED is expected to increase in power output by 84.8% and decrease in production cost by 71% during 2014-2016,...

Microsoft to partner with Acer, Lenovo and Inventec for US$169-249 Windows 10 notebooks

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 2, 16:07

In addition to its cooperation with Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) to launch an 11.6-inch inexpensive notebook priced at US$179 for the education market, Microsoft is planning to partner with Acer and Lenovo to release a series of low-cost Windows 10 notebooks between mid-August and the end of the...

Global smartphone shipments in 2015 to reach 1.368 billion units

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | May 28, 20:59

There will be an estimated 1.368 billion smartphones shipped globally in 2015, growing 13.6% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Six 2-in-1 Chromebooks scheduled for 2015 to tackle non-education markets

RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 28, 15:46

In addition to Lenovo's N21 2-in-1 Chromebook launched in February and Asustek Computer's Chromebook Flip 2-in-1 device announced in April, Google, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer are also planning to unveil Chromebook products in the second half. With the devices, the market will see at least six branded...

Lenovo ranks as 3rd largest smartphone vendor in 1Q15

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | May 26, 21:49

Lenovo outperformed domestic rival vendors Huawei and Xiaomi Technology to take the third position in the global smartphone vendor rankings in the first quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

Sharp struggling due to lagging orders in China

RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 25, 14:13

Japan panel maker JDI is expected to surpass Sharp in revenues during fiscal 2015 due to the company's strong presence in the China market coupled with steady orders from Apple.

Capex from Korea makers down slightly in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 22, 15:59

Capex from Korea-based panel makers Samsung Display and LG Display for AMOLED panels will drop from KRW7 trillion (US$6.9 billion) in 2014 to KRW6.7 trillion in 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

Softbank to penetrate into robot market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 21, 14:03

Japan-based Softbank will continue to foray into the robot market in Japan after launching the household robot 'Pepper' and business robot 'Asra C1', according to Digitimes Research.

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