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China makers increasing influence in Chromebook market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 5, 10:35

Following China-based chip maker Rockchip entering the supply chain for Chromebooks, additional China-based makers including Bitland and BYD are expected to further their presence in Chromebook supply chain in 2015 in order to meet upcoming demand from vendors as they expand their lineups, according...

Global MOCVD shipments in 2015 estimated at 252 sets

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 3, 22:18

Based on LED epitaxial wafer makers' capacity expansion plans, there will be 252 MOCVD sets shipped globally in 2015, growing 10.5% on year and consisting of 186 sets to be added by China-based makers, 30 by Taiwan-based ones, 19 sets by Japan-based makers and 17 sets by South Korea-based players,...

PS4, Xbox One shipments estimated at 14 million, 11 million respectively in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 3, 11:05

There will be 14 million PlayStation 4 (PS4) consoles shipped globally in 2015 to reach cumulative shipments of 31.5 million units and 11 million Xbox One consoles to reach 23.7 million units, according to Digitimes Research.

iPad shipments to drop to 55 million units in 2015

GLOBAL TABLET | Dec 1, 15:02

Thanks to Sony quitting the notebook market and Apple's price cuts, MacBook shipments in 2014 are expected to grow over 15% on year, the highest growth among the top-10 vendors. But Apple's iPad shipments are expected to see a decline in the year.

Global LTE users to reach 1.466 billion by 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 1, 10:44

Global LTE users are expected to reach 445 million in 2014 and 1.466 billion in 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

China smartphone makers increase overseas shipments by 53% in 3Q14

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Nov 27, 12:15

Huawei Device was the top China-based smartphone maker in the third quarter of 2014, with shipments of 14.8 million units, according to Digitimes Research.

Global tablet shipments to reach 74.53 million in 4Q14

GLOBAL TABLET | Nov 26, 14:27

There will be 74.53 million tablets shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing on quarter by 17.6% but decreasing on year by 10.1%, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan small- to medium-size panel shipments reach 329.7 million in 3Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 26, 10:46

Taiwan makers' small- to medium-size panel shipments reached 329.7 million in the third quarter of 2014, down 6.2% on quarter and 12.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

China makers to drop Full HD panel pricing by 11.5% in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 25, 14:32

As China makers expand production capacity in order to meet increasing demand for cheaper panel supply in China, local handset vendors will receive Full HD panels for use in smartphones in 2015 below US$21, down 11.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung, Apple, LG rank as top-3 smartphone vendors in 3Q14

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Nov 24, 11:56

Samsung Electronics, Apple and LG Electronics ranked as the top-three smartphone vendors globally in the third quarter as well as the first three quarters of 2014, based on third-quarter reports released by individual vendors and data from makers in the supply chain, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan makers will ship over 24 million handsets in 4Q14

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Nov 24, 10:32

Taiwan-based ODMs and own-brand makers will ship 24.05 million handsets in the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing 15.1% on quarter and 43.8% on year. 20.55 million units (85.4%) will be smartphones, growing 11.7% on quarter and 27% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

China makers Bitland, BYD to join Chromebook supply chain in 2015

TAIWAN ICT | Nov 21, 16:09

Following China-based application processor (AP) supplier Rockchip's entry into the Chromebook industry, China-based end device makers are also expected to join the Chromebook supply chain, according to information Digitimes Research has collected from the Greater China supply chain.

Taiwan LCD driver IC revenues to rise 6% in 2014

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 20, 21:23

The combined revenues of Taiwan's top-six LCD driver IC makers are expected to register a 6.1% increase in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung, white-box players looking to take over 10-15 million feature phone demand from Microsoft Mobile

TAIWAN FPD | Nov 19, 15:02

With Microsoft Mobile's announcement in July 2014 it will terminate its feature phone business within a year and a half, Samsung Electronics and China's white-box handset players have been aggressively competing for the market since the third quarter, and MediaTek and Spreadtrum are both expected to...

Monitor market continuing toward high-end, curved units

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 18, 21:02

The monitor market saw various developments in November, namely the release of curved high-end monitor technology from Samsung Electronics and new Ultra HD monitors from Lenovo and Acer.

Pricing for LCD TVs in the 46- to 48-inch range decline 8.4% in November

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 18, 21:00

Pricing for LCD TVs in the 46- to 48-inch range declined 8.4% in November to around on average of US$810, according to Digitimes Research. The pricing includes the US, Germany, UK, Japan and China markets.

White-box wearable vendors see potential in sport and children's markets

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 18, 15:53

At the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2014, many IT vendors showcased their latest wearable devices with white-box smart bracelets being a spotlight at the show, and competition among players was rather fierce.

LCD TV OEM market expected to surpass 50 million in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 18, 14:33

The LCD TV contract manufacturing market is expected to surpass 50 million units in 2015, with Taiwan makers expected to be responsible for 38.33 million, according to Digitimes Research.

October 7W LED bulb prices up sequentially in China

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 18, 10:23

October average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 2.4% on month to CNY34.70 (US$5.70), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) fell 0.2% to CNY41.60, according to Digitimes Research.

White-box server users focus on rack, micro models pre-installed with Linux

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 17, 14:06

As users of white-box servers (produced by ODMs and sold directly to clients) mostly need a large number of small-size, low-power and inexpensive models pre-installed with Linux and customized to some extent, white-box servers are mostly rack or micro types instead of towers or blades.

Taiwan makers ship over 18 million smartphones in 3Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 13, 20:04

Taiwan-based ODMs and own-brand makers shipped 18.4 million smartphones in total in the third quarter of 2014, increasing 6% on quarter and 11.7% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Lenovo, Asustek to launch US$149 Chromebook

TAIWAN ICT | Nov 13, 12:00

Lenovo and Asustek are expected to release Chromebooks using Google-certified solutions from China-based Rockchip in the first half of 2015 at the latest, and their devices are expected to be priced at US$149, a new low for notebook products, according to Digitimes Research's latest finding from the...

Global large-size TFT LCD shipments expected to increase 0.5% in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 12, 22:11

Global large-size TFT LCD shipments are expected to only increase 0.5% in 2015 due to weak demand for monitor and notebook applications coupled with limited growth in the tablet segment, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan shipments of LCD monitors increase 3.2% to 22.32 million in 3Q14

TAIWAN FPD | Nov 11, 20:13

Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD monitors increased 3.2% on quarter to 22.32 million in the third quarter of 2014, which also represented a 7.4% on-year decline.

Global tablet shipments in 4Q14 estimated at 74.5 million units

GLOBAL TABLET | Nov 11, 15:18

There will be 74.5 million tablets shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing on quarter by 17.6% but decreasing on year by 10.1%, and of which 20 million units will be iPads, 27.8 million units of non-iPad models launched by major vendors and 26.7 million units of white-box models,...

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