Wi-SUN widely used in Japan, but internationalization faces problems
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 26, 11:07
Wi-SUN (wireless smart utility network), the Japan-developed wireless communication technology used in management of connected home appliances, has been popularly in the Japan market due to low power consumption, long-distance communications and high physical penetrability. But there are problems internationalizing...
Taiwan smartphone shipments set to decline in 2Q16
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE - Newswatch | May 25, 15:53
Shipments of smartphones by Taiwan-based handset brands and ODMs are expected to reach 12.6 million units in the second quarter of 2016, down 9.7% sequentially and 42.9% on year, Digitimes Research has estimated.
Taiwan top-foundry combined revenues to rise 8% in 2Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 24, 14:09
Combined revenues of Taiwan's major foundries: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) are forecast to reach US$8.02 billion in the second quarter of 2016, up 8.4% on quarter but down 0.9% on year, according to...
China smartphone AP shipments to grow 11.3% sequentially in 2Q16
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | May 24, 11:08
Having digested their excessive inventory, smartphone vendors have stepped up the pace of placing chip orders in the second quarter of 2016, according to Digitimes Research. Smartphone vendors are also gearing up for the upcoming roll-outs of their new models.
Taiwan makers to ship over 52.6 million large-size TFT-LCD panels in 2Q16
TAIWAN LCD PANEL | May 20, 09:15
Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers AU Optronics (AUO), Innolux, Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar Display will together ship 52.647 million large-size (above 9-inch) panels in the second quarter of 2016, increasing 6.5% on quarter but decreasing 9.1% on year and accounting for 32.9% of global...
China panel makers show upcoming 6G LTPS production at CITE 2016
CHINA FPD | May 17, 20:59
China-based display panel makers BOE Technology, China Star Optoelectronics Technology and Tianma Micro-electronics, at the China Information Technology Expo (CITE) 2016 in Shenzhen, southern China, during April 8-10, focused on their 6G LTPS production lines which will come into operation soon, according...
April 7W LED light bulb prices in China market up
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 17, 11:50
April 2016 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased 4.9% on month to CNY27.9 (US$4.30), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) decreased 2.3% to CNY29.2, according to Digitimes Research.
Sharp transformation hinges on synergy
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 16, 22:31
Sharp has published financial report for fiscal year 2015 (April 2015-March 2016), recording consolidated revenues of JPY2,461.5 billion (US$22.6 billion), net operating loss of JPY161.9 billion and net loss of JPY255.9 billion, and Sharp's future transformation to improve business operations hinges...
Global tablet shipments to drop 4.6% sequentially in 2Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 16, 15:31
Global tablet shipments are expected to drop 4.6% sequentially to reach 42.84 million units in the second quarter, which is still the slow season for the table market. Vendors have yet to step up their orders for the new products they are supposed to launch in the third quarter. However, the shipment...
Samsung, Hynix capex for memory to fall in 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 12, 15:55
Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix will both lower their total capex for memory ICs in 2016, according to Digitimes Research. During the year, both companies will focus on migrating to 18nm process technology for the manufacture of DRAM chips and ramping up their 3D NAND flash capacities.
China makers showcase Ultra HD TV panels at CITE 2016
CHINA FPD | May 11, 14:41
At the China Information Technology Expo (CITE) 2016 in Shenzhen, southern China, during April 8-10, China-based TFT-LCD panel makers focused on exhibiting Ultra HD TV panels, including BOE Technology's 98-inch 7680 by 4320 (8kx4k) model and 82-inch 10240 by 4320 (10kx4k), according to Digitimes Res...
Over 104 million smartphones shipped in China market in 1Q16
CHINA SMARTPHONE | May 9, 21:33
There were 104.7 million smartphones shipped in the China market during the first quarter of 2016, slipping 11.2% on quarter but growing 20.1% on year and accounting for 33.8% of global total, according to Digitimes Research.
China vendors ship 128.6 million smartphones globally in 1Q16
CHINA SMARTPHONE | May 5, 19:54
China-based vendors shipped 128.6 million smartphones globally in the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 20.2% on quarter but increasing 33.3% on year and accounting for 41.5% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers ship 49.42 million large-size TFT-LCD panels in 1Q16
TAIWAN LCD PANEL | May 4, 21:32
Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers shipped 49.42 million large-size (9-inch and above) panels during the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 17.8% on quarter and 17.9% on year and accounting for 33% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers ship 7.35 million LCD TVs in 1Q16
TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Apr 28, 20:50
Taiwan-based makers shipped 7.35 million LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 28.2% on quarter and 1.7% on year. 62.2% of shipments were ODM/OEM orders and 37.8% OBM, according to Digitimes Research.
Nichia tops LED packagers in 2015 revenues
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 27, 14:35
Japan-based Nichia continued to rank the number one LED packaging service provider globally in 2015 with related revenues reaching US$2.72 billion, or about 200% higher than those generated by the second to fourth largest vendors, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers ship over 19 million LCD monitors in 1Q16
TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Apr 26, 22:24
Taiwan-based ODMs, OEMs and OBMs together shipped 19.041 million LCD monitors in the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 10.6% on quarter but increasing 3.7% on year and accounting for 66.9% of global total, according to Digitimes Research.
Car-use image sensor market to grow to US$900 million by 2020
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 25, 16:00
Sony is the largest CMOS image sensor vendor worldwide and its products mainly go to the consumer sector. Weakening demand for smartphone has impacted the business's recent performances, but Sony has been strengthening its car-use image sensor technology after acquiring Toshiba's image sensor plants...
Samsung Display, LG Display actively promoting PID panels
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 25, 14:48
Samsung Display and LG Display have been actively promoting PID (public information display) applications for digital signage, shipping large Ultra HD panels and transparent panels, and forming international partnerships via mergers or joint ventures, according to Digitimes Research.