Launch of Android-based Pepper to ramp up market size
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 27, 15:15
SoftBank's launch of Android-based Pepper service robots will encourage Android software developers to develop applications for Pepper, which in return will help ramp up Pepper's market size and its ecosystem, according to a Digitimes Research report on the latest market trends in Japan's digital home...
Taiwan smartphone ODM/OEM shipments drop in 2Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 25, 20:29
Taiwan-based ODMs/OEMs shipped 12.06 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2016, slipping 13.5% on quarter and 43.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
MWC Shanghai focuses on smart services
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 25, 15:20
While Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona during February 22-25 focused on unveiling of new smartphones and exhibiting advance telecom technologies, MWC Shanghai 2016 during June 29-July 1 featured smart service applications and the telecom industry ecosystem in China, according to Digitimes...
Touch panel makers shift to industrial control, automotive applications
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 18, 15:23
Conventional touch panel makers, due to stagnant demand for smartphones and tablets and growing adoption of In-Cell and On-Cell touch solutions, have shifted from consumer electronics to industrial control and automotive display applications for better profitability, according to Digitimes Research.
Japan telecom carriers reduce number of smartphones for summer
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 13, 14:26
Two of the top-three Japan-based mobile telecom carriers, NTT DoCoMo and Softbank, have reduced the number of new phones launched for the summer of 2016 as the growth of smartphone sales in the Japan market has slowed down, according to Digitimes Research.
June 7W LED light bulb prices down in China market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 11, 22:02
The June 2016 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 10.8% from April to CNY24.9 (US$3.7), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) increased 5.1% to CNY30.7, according to Digitimes Research.
Truly more likely to buy Samsung Display 7G LCD equipment
CHINA FPD | Jul 11, 15:03
Samsung Display will dispose of 7G TFT-LCD production equipment by the end of 2016 and China-based LCD module maker Truly Semiconductors is more likely than panel makers BOE Technology and China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) to become the buyer, according to Digitimes Research.
Growing popularity of VR/AR devices to boost component demand
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 6, 11:28
The growing availability of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices will offer growth opportunities for a number of component suppliers, including sensors, infrared (IR)/laser transmitters and LED chips, according to Digitimes Research.
Samsung Display AMOLED shipments to increase to 560 million units in 2019
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 28, 20:32
Samsung Display has dominated global production and supply of smartphone-use AMOLED panels and will maintain the leading status over the next few years, with its shipments to increase to 560 million units in 2019, hiking 114% from 2015, according to Digitimes Research.
Samsung Display, LG Display to keep expanding AMOLED capacities
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 24, 15:07
Samsung Display and LG Display, in order to put pressure on competitors, has focused on AMOLED panels and will continue expansion of AMOLED production capacities, with combined AMOLED capacity to increase at a CAGR of 33.1% during 2015-2019, according to Digitimes Research.
NFC-based mobile payments will struggle to replace 3rd-party e-payments in China
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Jun 22, 21:23
While the launch of Apple Pay services in the China market on February 18, 2016 has stimulated use of NFC-based mobile payment services, NFC services will find it difficult to replace third-party e-payments, such as Baidu Wallet, Alipay, TenPay and YeePay, mainly because NFC-enabled POS devices are...
IoT development faced with problems
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 20, 21:22
While IoT (Internet of Things) is booming, development is faced with problems in frequency band, value-added service and information security, respectively related to use of licensed and unlicensed bands, limited availability of real value-added services on demand, difficulty in obtaining personal...
Worldwide notebook shipment update - May 2016
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Jun 20, 15:15
Digitimes Research estimates that worldwide top-5 notebook brand vendors and top-3 ODMs both enjoyed 31% on-month shipment growth in May because of preparation for new notebook models and growing demand for Chromebooks.
Global touch panel shipments for smartphones, notebooks to rise in 2Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 15, 12:22
Global shipments for smartphone-use touch panels will reach 369.49 million units in second-quarter 2016, increasing 11% sequentially and 6.2% on year. Touch panel shipments for notebooks and 11-inch and above tablets will reach 6.339 million units, gowing 2.5% sequentially and 78.1% on year, according...
Tablet AP shipments in China to rise 6% in 2Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 8, 13:59
China's tablet-use application processor (AP) shipments will increase 6% sequentially to 20.4 million units in the second quarter of 2016, according to Digitimes Research.
South Korea digital signage production value to grow to KRW3.97 trillion in 2020
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 3, 14:33
The South Korea government-sponsored Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute estimates the production value for digital signage in South Korea in 2016 at KRW2.55 trillion (US$2.14 billion) and forecasts that the value will increase to KRW3.97 trillion in 2020, according to Digitimes Re...
Narrow-Band IoT, LoRaWAN likely to become LPWAN technologies
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 3, 12:15
Narrow-Band IoT (Internet of Things) and LoRaWAN (long range wide area network) are seeing increased application for wireless long-distance communications at low power consumption, and thereby are likely to become two significantly important LPWAN (low-power wide-area network) standards, according...
Chat robots targeted for use by people with dementia in Japan
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 3, 10:46
In the Japan market, chat robots, such as Pepper launched by SoftBank, are increasingly targeted for use by people suffering dementia, and Japan-based Fuji-Keizai predicted that demand for care-oriented chat robots in the Japan market will reach JPY1.7 billion (US$15.5 million) in 2021, 3.4 times the...
AMD discrete GPU market share expected to increase
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Jun 2, 18:24
SoC-based graphics cards were the most widely adopted GPU product in 2015 with a market share of over 70%. CPUs with integrated GPUs had the second-largest share among GPU products, but its market share has been dropping over the past few years amid weakening demand in the mainstream PC market. Shipments...
Global OEM AIO PC market to undergo drastic change in 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 2, 14:39
The landscape of the global OEM AIO (all-in-one) PC market will undergo a dramatic change in 2016 as number-two maker TPV-Inventa Technology begins making its gradual exit from the segment, according to Digitimes Research.
This concludes our broadcasting day: Vizio redefines the TV
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 1, 09:05
Vizio could be credited as the most innovative LCD TV maker in terms of product planning in 2016, as it is the first vendor to remove ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) tuner from TV sets and replace it with built-in Chromecast (or SmartCast as Vizio named it) functionality and attach a tablet...