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Curved OLED TV sales unlikely to break 800,000 in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 9, 16:00

Following developments to push Ultra HD TVs in the market vendors have begun to promote curved units as well and aim to push the technology throughout 2015-2016. However, due to higher panel costs, limited market prospects and higher retail pricing, shipments during the time period will be limited,...

Ultra HD BD players not likely to be available until end of 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 9, 15:32

Panasonic is showcasing an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player (BDP) prototype at CES 2014 and is the only exhibitor with such a device at the show. Digitimes Research believes Ultra HD BDPs will wait at least until the end of 2015 before hitting store shelves, but demand may pick up in 2016.

December 7W, 9W LED bulb prices sequentially down in China market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 8, 21:44

December average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased by 8.7% on month to CNY35.7 (US$5.8), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) decreased by 9.1% to CNY37.1, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung, LG, Panasonic bent on competing against Android TV

TAIWAN FPD | Jan 8, 15:14

Observing major LCD TV brand vendors' strategies for 2015, Google's Android TV has become the official platform for Sony's and Sharp's smart TVs, but vendors such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Panasonic are still resisting Android, and bent on using their in-house developed platforms to...

China white-box players accelerate LTE tablet supply to Russia vendors

GLOBAL TABLET | Jan 8, 12:02

Despite the fact that Russia's IT market has been greatly impacted by the fast depreciation of the country's currency, Digitimes Research expects demand for LTE tablets from Russia to continue growing in 2015 due to the rise of its regional brand vendors and strong consumer demand for high price/performance-ratio...

Global high-brightness LED shipments in 2015 to reach over 186 billion chips

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 8, 07:47

There will be an estimated 186.017 billion high-brightness LED chips shipped globally in 2015, increasing on year by 32.6%, and the corresponding production value will grow much less by 7.5% to US$13.699 billion due to continued drops in the average selling price, according to Digitimes Research.

Finland-based Ukko Mobile runs world's first LTE network on 450MHz band

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 8, 07:46

Finland-based mobile communication operator Ukko Mobile (Ukkoverkot in full name) has scored points in operation of the world's first LTE (4G) network on a low frequency band of 450MHz, providing valuable reference for mobile telecom carriers considering the adoption of Super Wi-Fi which is a technology...

Nvidia steps up efforts for GPU licensing

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Jan 5, 15:55

To find new outlets for its GPU business, Nvidia has started licensing its GPU architecture to other application processor (AP) designers. Kepler was the first GPU platform Nvidia offered for licensing and its latest-generation Maxwell will also become available for licensing later.

Korea integrating resources to develop new semiconductor products and materials

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 30, 16:00

Under the auspices of its Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), Korea has adopted a new development model that integrates government, academic and industry resources to develop next-generation semiconductor products and materials, according to Digitimes Research.

Asustek EeeBook X205 to see poor performance in 4Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 30, 12:02

Asustek Computer's US$199 11.6-inch EeeBook X205 notebook (clamshell-type design), released during the IFA 2014 show, will only achieve shipments of 200,000 units in the fourth quarter and Digitimes Research believes if the inexpensive low-specification Wintel product is unable to find a new business...

OTT STB shipments to grow only 20% in 2014; competition between OTT and cable STBs fires up

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 29, 21:17

China's over-the-top (OTT) set-top box (STB) market started taking off in 2012 and enjoyed a 10-fold on-year growth in 2013, but the market started seeing decline in the third quarter of 2014 because of the China government's restrictions on OTT STBs and the issue could cause the market to see only...

China Mobile to have 80 million TD-LTE users at end of 2014

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 29, 15:13

China Mobile had the number of its TD-LTE subscribers growing to 54.45 million as of the end of October 2014 and is expected to see the number reach 80 million at the end of the year, according to Digitimes Research.

Sub-US$300 15.6-inch Chromebooks to fuel notebook competition in 1Q15

TAIWAN ICT | Dec 25, 15:59

In addition to Acer, which is set to launch a Broadwell-U-based 15.6-inch Chromebook in March 2015, Dell is planning to launch a 15.6-inch Chromebook with similar specifications in the first half of 2015 and both devices may be priced under US$300, according to Digitimes Research's latest findings...

Global LED lighting market value in 2015 estimated at nearly US$30 billion

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 24, 23:01

Global market demand for LED lighting in 2015 is valued at US$29.90 billion, consisting of US$5.750 billion for Europe, US$5.624 billion for the US, US$5.078 billion for Japan, US$4.568 billion for China, US$1.237 billion for Russia and US$822 million for India, according to Digitimes Research.

China OGS touch panel makers hiking GFF capacity

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 24, 11:18

Viewing that China-based smartphone vendors have begun to adopt more GFF (a glass sheet and two layers of ITO film) touch panels in high-end products than OGS (one glass solution) solutions, China-based OGS touch panels makers including Biel Crystal Manufactory and Truly Optoelectronics have increased...

China to become large predator for IC businesses during 2016-2020

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 23, 16:06

While related policies and regulations chartered to the development of semiconductor industry in China, as defined in the nation's 13th Five-Year Plan for the period from 2016 to 2020, remain unclear, it is not doubt that China is likely to become one of the major predators for IC businesses during...

GoPro to further integrate social media and platform services into 2015 products

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 22, 14:05

As GoPro shipments are estimated to reach between 4- to 4.5 million in 2014, up as high as 17% on year, the growth will nevertheless prove comparatively limited compared to 66% on-year growth in 2013 at 3.85 million.

AMOLED offers competitive wearable displays

X | Dec 22, 13:59

Among display technologies, AMOLED is expected to create niche market opportunities, benefiting Samsung Display and LG Display, the two global leaders in the technology, according to Digitimes Research.

Global LED light bulb shipments in 2015 to reach 1.81 billion units

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 17, 20:18

There will be 1.81 billion LED light bulbs shipped globally in 2015, hiking 59.9% on year and accounting for 13.9% of all lighting products, according to Digitimes Research.

Average digital camera price in 5 main markets in December rises to US$366

TAIWAN ICT | Dec 17, 16:09

The average retail price for consumer digital still cameras (DSCs) in the UK, Germany, US, Japan and China in December hit US$366, having risen for the third consecutive month.

Verizon to ship three million own-brand tablets in 2015

GLOBAL TABLET | Dec 17, 15:47

Several mobile communication industry-related players have achieved strong tablet sales for 2014 and in addition to brand vendors such as Lenovo and Huawei, several telecom carriers are also achieving good results selling own-brand 4G tablets that bundle with their telecom services, according to Digitimes...

23-, 27-inch LCD monitor prices up in December

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 17, 11:25

Global average retail prices for 23- and 27-inch LCD monitors in December have risen on month by 11.3% to US$276 and 9.2% to US$379, respectively, while those for 20- and 24-inch models have dropped 6.4% to US$132 and 1.2% to US$246, according to Digitimes Research. Pricing for 22-inch models remained...

AUO, BOE top panel makers in operating margin

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 17, 11:22

Among the global top-10 TFT-LCD panel makers, Taiwan-based AU Optronics (AUO) and China-based BOE Technology posted the highest January-September 2014 operating profit margin of 9.1%, according to Digitimes Research.

Above 40- to 50-inch LCD TVs become mainstream in Japan

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 15, 10:14

In the Japan market, the sales proportion of 40-inch and below LCD TVs has decreased, and the proportion of above 40-inch models has increased, with above 40- to 50-inch models becoming mainstream sizes, according to Digitimes Research.

November 7W, 9W LED bulb prices sequentially up, down in China market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 15, 10:08

November average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 12.7% on month to CNY39.1 (US$6.4), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) decreased 1.9% to CNY40.80, according to Digitimes Research.

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