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...
Growing HMD devices stir up development of professional VR application market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 31, 12:13
While a number of consumer virtual reality (VR) applications for games and video have been developed in 2016, the introduction of more head-mounted display (HMD) VR devices has also brought new aspects to the professional VR application market, according to Digitimes Research.
Korea memory-IC industry output value to increase 5% in 2Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 31, 11:19
The production value of South Korea's memory chip industry is expected to increase about 5% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, according Digitimes Research. Demand for smartphones and other mobile devices is picking up, but chip prices continue to fall.
Top-5 Wintel notebook vendors see combined shipments down in April
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 27, 13:50
Combined shipments of Wintel-based notebooks (excluding detachable models) from the top-five Wintel notebook vendors: Dell, HP, Lenovo, Asustek Computer and Acer declined 39% on month and 1% on year to 7.38 million units in April, according to data compiledby Digitimes Research.
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.