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LCD TV market trends and outsourcing strategies for 2013
Special Report | December 26, 2012
LCD TV shipments are expected to see a rebound in 2013, with an on-year increase in shipments of 5.7% due to demand from emerging markets and a revitalization of the US economy. China will also be an important market in 2013 and China-based TV vendors are expected to surpass Japan-based vendors in LCD TV shipments, with their total surpassing 50 million units. However, Korea-based TV vendors are expected to still hold the highest proportion of LCD TV shipments in 2013 at 37%.
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Smartphone industry and market, 2013 forecast
Special Report | December 21, 2012
Three main factors will influence the smartphone industry in 2013: relationships between platform leaders and hardware manufacturers, market demand and carrier support, and the decisions of a number of major players with regard to key transitions or major trends. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes how Windows Phone and its supporting telecom carriers are trying to break the dominance of Android and iOs and how individual vendors, such as former giants Nokia and RIM, will tackle the smartphone race.
Trends in China's LED chip and packaging sector
Special Report | December 12, 2012
The China LED industry has developed at a breakneck pace over the last two years, thanks largely to a clear government policy on solid-state lighting (SSL) and the inclusion of LED as one of the key areas of industry for development within the 12th Five Year Plan. Looking at China's LED chip and packaging industry, there is considerable variation in the level of success achieved by the various major players, and this Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes these differences in terms of financial position, capacity and industry presence.
2013 global tablet forecast
Special Report | December 11, 2012
Based on analysis of the major platform companies and the white box market, Digitimes Research forecasts that global tablet shipments (including both branded and white box models) will overtake notebook shipments in 2013, growing by 38.3% on 2012 levels to hit 210 million units. Shipments of branded tablets alone are forecast to reach 140 million units.
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 3Q 2012
FPD Report | December 11, 2012
Taiwan's large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panel shipments increased 5.20% sequentially and 0.06% on year to reach 71.42 million units in the third quarter of 2012.
2013 TFT LCD industry and market outlook
Special Report | December 7, 2012
Global production capacity for large-size TFT LCD panels (9-inch and above) is expected to grow only 3.4% in 2013, which represents the lowest growth rate ever for the industry, while Taiwan-based makers' production capacity for large-size panels is expected to rise by 3.2% on year in 2013.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2012
FPD Report | December 6, 2012
Taiwan's LCD monitor shipments increased 7.4% sequentially but decreased 11.4% on year to reach 25.78 million units in the third quarter of 2012.
Taiwan digital cameras – 3Q 2012
ICT Report | December 4, 2012
Taiwan shipped 10.70 million digital cameras in the third quarter of 2012, down 7.4% on quarter and 31.5% on year.
2013 worldwide notebook market and industry forecast
Special Report | December 4, 2012
The global notebook market will continue to face challenges in 2013. Although the launch of Windows 8 is supposed to give a boost to the notebook market, challenges including tablets, as well as notebook makers looking to develop more detachable designs and questions about the health of the global economy, make it unlikely that 2013 will be a better year for notebook shipments than 2012. Digitimes Research expects that global notebook shipments will suffer a further drop in 2013 while facing the specter of strong price pressure.
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 3Q 2012
FPD Report | December 3, 2012
Taiwan shipped 376.97 million small- to medium-size TFT LCD panels in the third quarter of 2012, rising 8.5% sequentially but falling 1.7% from the same period one year earlier.
Research press releases
Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC shipments rise 22% in 1Q13
Digitimes Research: Europe solar trade tariffs may slow down market growth
Digitimes Research: Rising mobile device demand drives TSMC, UMC wafer shipment growth in 2Q13
The European Union (EU) plans to announce the details of its anti-subsidy tariff against China-based solar firms on June 6, 2013. The tariff is expected...
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 1Q13 down sequentially, up on year
There were 31.93 million tablets shipped globally during the first quarter of 2013, decreasing on quarter by 26.1% but increasing on year by 66.1%, according...
Digitimes Research: Global top-5 notebook brands see over 20% shipment drop in April
Global top-5 notebook brands together suffered a more than 20% on-month shipment drop in April, while top-3 ODMs together had a drop of 14% due to most...
IN THE NEWS
Shipments of LCD driver ICs by Taiwan-based IC design houses for the first quarter of 2013 grew 21.6% from a year ago to NT$20.18 billion (US$673.8 million)...
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) both saw their wafer shipments increase sequentially in April 2013,...
Digitimes Research: Battery technologies regain focus as energy storage demand rises
Demand for energy storage continues to rise and lithium-ion batteries are a common choice. However, due to prices, safety and energy storage, many substitutes...
Digitimes Research: LED light bulb prices in Japan fall in April
April 2013 prices of 40W and 60W retrofit LED light bulbs in Japan were JPY1,743/unit (US$17.25/unit) and JPY2,357/unit, respectively, showing an on-month...