Top notebook vendors and ODMs see over 10% on-month shipment growth in August
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 8, 14:06
The global top-5 Wintel notebook brand vendors' combined shipments grew 17% on month in August, but compared to the same month a year ago, the volume was down 14%. Meanwhile the top-3 ODMs' combined volume was up 13% on month, but down 17% on year. Their on-month growths were mainly driven by the retailers'...
Roundup of technologies displayed at Touch Taiwan
TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Sep 7, 14:59
The Touch Taiwan 2015 exhibition that recently ended in Taipei featured a number of new and improved applications from makers across the globe. Taiwan makers that displayed small- to medium-size products in particular exhibited automotive and wearble applications, with an emphasis on high-end produc...
August 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices down in China
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 3, 10:40
August average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in the China market decreased 0.3% on month to CNY30.7 (US$4.8), while that for 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) dropped 10.9% to CNY34.2, according to Digitimes Research.
Osram expected to keep leading status in automotive lighting
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 1, 15:21
Germany-based Osram has become a main international LED automotive lighting vendor and due to its particular capability in OLED lighting and laser lighting is expected to maintain its globally leading status in automotive lighting, according to Digitimes Research.
Smart glass used in automobiles still in developmental stages
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 31, 15:08
Demand for transparent smart glass used in vehicles continues to rise but there are still many different opinions as to what type of technology will be sought out the most due to different developments and costs associated, according to Digitimes Research.
China looks at 70% IC self-sufficiency in 2025
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 28, 10:28
China is aiming to improve the self-sufficiency rate for ICs in the nation to 40% in 2020, and boost the rate further to 70% in 2025, according to Digitimes Research.
Panel makers remain profitable in 2Q15 due to 4K TV panels
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 21, 12:20
The four major panel makers in the market saw revenues decline in the second quarter of 2015 but profits remained high due to sales of high-end products such as Ultra HD (4K) TV panels, according to Digitimes Research.
Monitor retail pricing remains flat in August
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 19, 15:40
Retail pricing for 27-inch LCD monitor products will remain flat in August 2015 while 20- to 24-inch units will increase slightly, according to Digitimes Research.
Sony CIS capacity ramp to affect Taiwan supply chain
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 19, 11:11
Sony plans to ramp up its CIS production capacity by 31% in 2016 focusing on mid-range and entry-level models, which may result in unfavorable impact on the CIS supply chain in Taiwan, according to Digitimes Research.
Production value of Korea memory chip products stays flat in 2Q15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 18, 21:14
The production value of memory chips in Korea totaled KRW1.313 trillion (US$12 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, increasing 1% from the previous quarter, affected mainly by a low bit growth of DRAM and NAND flash chips from SK Hynix, according to Digitimes Research.
AP suppliers adopting different strategies for 4G CA solutions
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Aug 18, 15:46
With the proportion of 4G devices in China's smartphone shipments having already surpassed 90% in first-half 2015, application processor (AP) suppliers have taken different strategies for their carrier aggregation (CA) solutions for the 4G network, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan touch panel shipments on the rise in 3Q15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 17, 21:21
Taiwan makers' shipments of touch panels used in handset and notebook applications are expected to increase 5.9% and 9.6% respectively in the third quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.
China tablet AP shipments to ebb nearly 30% on year in 2H15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 17, 14:53
China's shipments of tablet-use application processors are expected to decline 29.4% on year to 47.75 million units in the second half of 2015 due to weak market demand for tablets, according to the latest estimate by Digitimes Research.
China touch panel 3Q15 shipments up 15.5% sequentially
CHINA FPD | Aug 11, 15:19
China-based touch panel makers will ship 179.54 million units during the third quarter of 2015, increasing 15.5% on quarter. Shipments will consist of 153.06 million smartphone-use units up 15.6% on quarter, 25.26 million tablet-use units, up 15.9%, and 1.23 million notebook-use units, down 7.6%, according...
Global tablet shipments to decline 15% on year in 3Q15
GLOBAL TABLET | Aug 4, 12:11
Global tablet shipments are expected to decline 15% on year to reach 51.88 million units in the third quarter as the mobile device market continues to see weak demand despite vendors' inventory preparation for the year-end holidays, the launch of Windows 10 and growth in the 4G services market. However,...
RT Works launches robot to help people walk
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 4, 11:07
Japan-based RT Works has launched Robot Assist Walker RT. 1, an autonomous walking-assisting cart to help old people walk, in the Japan market, becoming the fourth model of personal care robots that have been certified by ISO 13482 safety requirements, according to Digitimes Research.
China market shows mixed pricing trends for July 7W, 9W LED light bulbs
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 3, 20:27
July average retail pricing for 7W LED (40W incandescent equivalent) light bulbs in the China market decreased 10.2% on month to CNY30.8 (US$4.9), while that for 9W ones (60W incandescent equivalent) increased by 13.9% to CNY38.4, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan 2Q15 LCD TV shipments decline 8% on year
TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Jul 30, 15:28
Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD TVs reached 7.97 million in the second quarter of 2015, up 6.6% on quarter but down 8.6% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers to see flat growth for large-size panels in 2H15
TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Jul 29, 11:43
Taiwan makers' shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panels are expected to only grow 0.7% on quarter in the third quarter of 2015 followed by 0.6% sequential growth in the fourth quarter, according to Digitimes Research. Both of the slight increases will represent on-year declines, however,...
Global tablet shipments decline 10% in 2Q15
GLOBAL TABLET | Jul 28, 15:16
Global tablet shipments declined 10% sequentially and over 15% on year to reach only 45.76 million units in the second quarter, according to Digitimes Research's latest report on the global tablet market. Major markets felt the impacts of weak currencies; mid-range to entry-level large-size smartphones...
Taiwan IC design industry output value to grow 14% in 3Q15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 28, 14:25
The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is forecast to rise 14.4% sequentially in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to peak seasonal effects, as well as rollouts of new smartphones and other mobile devices, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan LCD monitor shipments decline over 10% in 2Q15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 27, 21:53
Taiwan's LCD monitor shipments reached only 19.42 million units in the second quarter of 2015, down 10.3% from the same quarter a year ago, showing that the industry is still in a downturn, according to Digitimes Research's new report on LCD monitors.