October 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices in China market rise
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 11, 11:27
October 2016 average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 4.9% from August to CNY27.8 (US$4.10), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) also rose 13.9% to CNY30.30, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers ship 62.29 million large-size panels in 3Q16
TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Nov 9, 08:31
Taiwan-based makers shipped 62.29 million large-size (9-inch and above) TFT-LCD panels in the third quarter of 2016, increasing 6.7% on quarter and 6.2% on year, and accounting for 34.3% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.
Samsung Electronics developing QD technology toward QLED
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 7, 20:41
Samsung Electronics has launched SUHD (super Ultra HD) TVs, a QD (quantum dot) TV, to compete with OLED TVs launched by LG Electronics, but Samsung Electronics' development of QD display technology is geared toward QLED (quantum dot LED), according to Digitimes Research.
Growing use of facial recognition increases demand for IR LED devices
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 3, 10:07
Among biometrics technologies, facial recognition is in growing application due to its being contactless, quick recognition and easy to use, and this is expected to increase demand for infrared (IR) LED devices which are used to enhance accuracy of facial recognition, according to Digitimes Research...
Taiwan sees increased LCD TV shipments in 3Q16
TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Nov 1, 21:59
Taiwan-based ODMs, OEMs and OBMs together shipped 9.565 million LCD TVs in the third quarter of 2016, growing 13.2% on quarter and 4.7% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Worldwide notebook shipments grow sequentially in 3Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 20, 12:32
Worldwide notebook shipments (not including 2-in-1 devices) increased 8.6% sequentially in the third quarter thanks to growing demand from the enterprise sector, vendors preparing for the year-end holidays, and increasing Chromebook shipments. The third-quarter shipments were down 4.1% on year.
Worldwide notebook shipments to drop 7.2% in 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 18, 14:57
Worldwide notebook shipments are expected to drop 7.2% on year to reach less than 150 million units in 2016 because Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade program caused many consumers to postpone their new PC purchasing plans, while Apple's late releases of its new MacBooks will be another reason for...
Taiwan top-3 foundries see combined revenues rise in 3Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 18, 11:13
Combined revenues of Taiwan's top-3 foundries - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) - are estimated to be US$9.36 billion in the third quarter of 2016, up 14.3% sequentially and 18.5% on year, according to Digitimes...
Japan electronic medical records market value to reach JPY259.4 billion in 2018
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 17, 15:39
Viewing that 82.5% of large hospitals with 400 or more beds in Japan have adopted electronic medical records, leading vendors of digital medical systems including NEC, Fujitsu and Hitachi have focused promotions on small- to medium-size hospitals, and consequently, Japan's electronic medical records...
Nichia tops LED packaging service providers in 1H16 revenues
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 14, 11:16
Among LED packaging service providers around the world, Japan-based Nichia ranked first in LED revenues for the first half of 2016 with JPY126.58 billion (US$1.248 billion), followed by Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics with US$449.6 million, Germany-based Osram Opto Semiconductors with US$442.9 million,...
Taiwan makers to ship 37.65 million LCD TVs in 2017
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 13, 11:24
Taiwan-based ODMs, OEMs and OBMs (own-brand manufacturers) will ship 37.65 million LCD TVs in 2017, increasing 6.4% on year and taking up 17.2% of global total, according to Digitimes Research.
Samsung Note 7 issues may help Apple to regain number-1 crown in 4Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 11, 20:44
With a series of battery fires reported with Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 and its latest announcement telling customers to turn off the smartphones immediately to prevent further incidents, Digitimes Research senior analyst Luke Lin expects the move to seriously impact Samsung's overall smartphone production...
Global small- to mid-size LCD panel shipments to slip at CAGR -4.6% in 2017-2021
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 11, 15:02
As Samsung Display, LG Display and Japan Display have shut down mostly 5G to 6G TFT-LCD lines to gradually expand AMOLED production capacity since the beginning of 2015, global shipments of small- to medium-size LCD panels will continue decreasing from 2.647 billion panels in 2017 to 2.189 billion...
Japan allows use of electronic rear-view mirrors
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 4, 11:52
Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) on June 17, 2016 approved the use of electronic rear-view mirrors, mainly consisting of cameras and displays, in place of traditional models in automobiles, making Japan the first country to adopt the technology around the world,...
Cellular IoT may have limited opportunities for mobile telecom carriers
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 30, 14:59
As mobile communication markets are approaching saturation, cellular IoT is expected to bring new business opportunities and revenue growth for mobile telecom carriers. But development of cellular IoT may not be optimistic, mainly because ARPU for cellular IoT services will be much lower than for mobile...