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Pay TV subscriber demand sees changes in 3Q13

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 21, 12:21

Pay TV subscriptions in the US reached 84.5 million in the third quarter of 2013, with cable TV users making up 47.2%, while 40.3% were direct broadcast satellite users ,and 12.5% IPTV users. Since 2011, the number of cable TV users has dropped by 2.5 million while companies such as Verizon and AT&T...

Explaining the Chaiwan model for the mobile device supply chain: Q&A with Digitimes Research director Joanne Chien

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 21, 12:08

While Digitimes is known as a media outlet, the company also includes a business unit that solely focuses on market research. Run independently from the Digitimes news organization, Digitimes Research provides market intelligence and data analysis on a number of different IT and high-tech industries...

Joanne Chien, senior analyst & director, Digitimes Research

AUO to be forerunner in notebook panel shipments in 2014

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 19, 14:29

As Samsung Display continues to shift its focus away from notebook panel production to AMOLED production, Taiwan panel makers such as AU Optronics (AUO) are expected to see increased orders for notebook panels in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

January 40W-equivalent LED bulb prices in Japan market down on month

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 19, 11:43

Average retail prices for LED light bulbs equivalent to 40W and 60W incandescent ones in the Japan market stood at JPY1,633 (US$16) and JPY2,473 respectively in January 2014, slipping by 3.2% and remaining unchanged on month respectively, according to Digitimes Research.

Seasonality sets in for China smartphone AP market; shipments to drop 3% on quarter says Digitimes Research

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Feb 18, 14:30

Global smartphone AP suppliers will see their shipments to China grow only 13.5% on year and drop 3.1% on quarter in the first quarter of 2014. Shipments will total 91.8 million in the first quarter, according to data from a recently published data service report from Digitimes Research.

Taiwan ODMs to see decreased 1Q14 digital camera shipments

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 18, 10:54

Taiwan-based ODMs Ability Enterprise, Altek, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Asia Optical will ship a total of 2.762 million digital cameras in the first quarter of 2014, decreasing by 18.8% on quarter and by 51.6% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan top foundries combined revenues to drop 6% in 1Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 17, 16:21

Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will see their combined revenues drop 6.2% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014, due to seasonal factors and continued inventory adjustments at their clients, according to Digitimes Research.

China sets LED production value of CNY1 trillion for 2020

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 14, 16:07

The China government has set a 2020 target production value of CNY1 trillion (US$164 billion) for all types of LED products, with 70% of the value to come from LED lighting, according to Digitimes Research.

China touch panel makers see strong shipments in 4Q13; expect further growth in 1Q14

CHINA TOUCH | Feb 14, 16:02

China touch panel makers' shipments of notebook touch panels grew 110.7% in the fourth quarter of 2013 and are expected to grow another 13.4% in the first quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan LCD TV shipments to decline 16% in 1Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 14, 15:03

Taiwan-based makers are expected to ship 7.96 million LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2014, down 16.3% sequentially, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan touch panel makers expect shipment slowdown in 1Q14

TAIWAN FPD | Feb 14, 15:01

Taiwan touch panel makers' shipments of handset touch panels dropped 3% in the third quarter of 2013. While shipments did stabilize in the fourth quarter, the makers expect another 7.5% decline in the first quarter of 2014 largely due to decreased iPhone 4/4S touch panel demand, according to Digitimes...

Taiwan suppliers concerned about competition from China in 2014

CHINA TOUCH | Feb 10, 21:39

With Acer rumored to be planning to outsource its tablet OEM orders to China-based makers, Asustek Computer has reportedly also been seeking partnerships with China component makers to strengthen its competitiveness in the mobile device market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. The...

Taiwan LCD TV shipments reach 9.51 million units in 4Q13

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 10, 14:32

Taiwan-based LCD TV makers' shipments reached 9.51 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Digitimes Research.

China smartphone shipments to decline slightly in 1Q14

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Feb 7, 14:12

China-based handset companies are expected to see their shipments of smartphones decline lightly in the first quarter of 2014, after combined shipments posted a 13% sequential growth in the previous quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Global AP market shipments to top 1.5 billion in 2014, but growth slows on maturing smartphone market

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Feb 7, 12:20

After experiencing annual growth of 43% in 2013 on shipments of 1.32 billion, the global application processor (AP) market is forecast to see decelerated growth in 2014, with shipments increasing 23% on year, according to a new Digitimes Research Special Report.

Smartphone solution prices to drop in 2Q14

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Feb 5, 22:00

Prices of 3G and 4G smartphone solutions are likely to drop significantly in the second quarter of 2014 as chipset vendors are expected to adopt more aggressive pricing strategies in order to gain more orders, according to industry sources.

Global bit demand for standard DRAM to grow 9.7% in 2014

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 5, 12:14

Global demand for PC-use standard DRAM in 2014 is estimated at 1.795 billion GB, increasing 9.7% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Apple triggers 64-bit AP battle

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Feb 5, 12:09

Why is Apple so eager to adopt 64-bit technology for its processors? Digitimes Research believes it is because in the 32-bit segment, Apple is unable to use the existing architecture and low clock frequency setting to achieve performance similar to that done by the Android camp, which has been blindly...

MediaTek hikes turn-key value by virtue of Hotknot

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Jan 29, 17:16

Why has MediaTek stepped into NFC (near field communication) technology? Digitimes Research thinks that there are two main motivations, one to increase the exclusiveness of its platforms and the other is to hike the added value of the main components of its turn-key solutions.

China handset vendors to rely on local AMOLED panel production from 2016

CHINA FPD | Jan 29, 16:14

On December 17, 2013, China-based touch panel maker Truly Optoelectronics announced that it had entered a joint venture with the Huizhou City Government to invest in a 4.5G AMOLED line that will go into production in the second half of 2015 and have a production capacity of about 15,000 substrates...

Taiwan handset shipments to decline 15.4% sequentially in 1Q14

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Jan 28, 22:33

Combined handset shipments of Taiwan-based brand vendors and ODMs are expected to slide 15.4% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014, Digitimes Research has estimated.

Samsung and LG continue to invest in in-house smartphone component production

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Jan 28, 14:40

Approximately 70% of the major components used in Samsung Electronics smartphones come from in-house production while about 50% of LG Electronics smartphones come from in-house production, according to Digitimes Research.

Global tablet shipments in 1Q14 to drop over 20% sequentially

GLOBAL TABLET | Jan 27, 15:20

An estimated 62.14 million tablets will ship globally in the first quarter of 2014, decreasing 20.8% on quarter but increasing 10.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan small- to medium-size panel shipments to drop in 1Q14

TAIWAN FPD | Jan 27, 14:16

Taiwan panel makers' small- to medium-size panel shipments are expected to reach 338 million units in first-quarter 2014, down 8.2% on quarter and down 3.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan ODMs see decreased digital camera shipments in 4Q13

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 27, 10:15

Taiwan-based ODMs Ability Enterprise, Altek, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Asia Optical shipped a total of 3.4 million digital cameras in the fourth quarter of 2013, decreasing 25.6% on quarter and 57.6% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

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