China makers increasing influence in Chromebook market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 5, 10:35
Following China-based chip maker Rockchip entering the supply chain for Chromebooks, additional China-based makers including Bitland and BYD are expected to further their presence in Chromebook supply chain in 2015 in order to meet upcoming demand from vendors as they expand their lineups, according...
Global MOCVD shipments in 2015 estimated at 252 sets
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 3, 22:18
Based on LED epitaxial wafer makers' capacity expansion plans, there will be 252 MOCVD sets shipped globally in 2015, growing 10.5% on year and consisting of 186 sets to be added by China-based makers, 30 by Taiwan-based ones, 19 sets by Japan-based makers and 17 sets by South Korea-based players,...
iPad shipments to drop to 55 million units in 2015
GLOBAL TABLET | Dec 1, 15:02
Thanks to Sony quitting the notebook market and Apple's price cuts, MacBook shipments in 2014 are expected to grow over 15% on year, the highest growth among the top-10 vendors. But Apple's iPad shipments are expected to see a decline in the year.
China makers to drop Full HD panel pricing by 11.5% in 2015
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 25, 14:32
As China makers expand production capacity in order to meet increasing demand for cheaper panel supply in China, local handset vendors will receive Full HD panels for use in smartphones in 2015 below US$21, down 11.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Samsung, Apple, LG rank as top-3 smartphone vendors in 3Q14
GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Nov 24, 11:56
Samsung Electronics, Apple and LG Electronics ranked as the top-three smartphone vendors globally in the third quarter as well as the first three quarters of 2014, based on third-quarter reports released by individual vendors and data from makers in the supply chain, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers will ship over 24 million handsets in 4Q14
GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Nov 24, 10:32
Taiwan-based ODMs and own-brand makers will ship 24.05 million handsets in the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing 15.1% on quarter and 43.8% on year. 20.55 million units (85.4%) will be smartphones, growing 11.7% on quarter and 27% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
China makers Bitland, BYD to join Chromebook supply chain in 2015
TAIWAN ICT | Nov 21, 16:09
Following China-based application processor (AP) supplier Rockchip's entry into the Chromebook industry, China-based end device makers are also expected to join the Chromebook supply chain, according to information Digitimes Research has collected from the Greater China supply chain.
October 7W LED bulb prices up sequentially in China
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 18, 10:23
October average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 2.4% on month to CNY34.70 (US$5.70), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) fell 0.2% to CNY41.60, according to Digitimes Research.
White-box server users focus on rack, micro models pre-installed with Linux
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 17, 14:06
As users of white-box servers (produced by ODMs and sold directly to clients) mostly need a large number of small-size, low-power and inexpensive models pre-installed with Linux and customized to some extent, white-box servers are mostly rack or micro types instead of towers or blades.
Taiwan makers ship over 18 million smartphones in 3Q14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 13, 20:04
Taiwan-based ODMs and own-brand makers shipped 18.4 million smartphones in total in the third quarter of 2014, increasing 6% on quarter and 11.7% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Lenovo, Asustek to launch US$149 Chromebook
TAIWAN ICT | Nov 13, 12:00
Lenovo and Asustek are expected to release Chromebooks using Google-certified solutions from China-based Rockchip in the first half of 2015 at the latest, and their devices are expected to be priced at US$149, a new low for notebook products, according to Digitimes Research's latest finding from the...
Global tablet shipments in 4Q14 estimated at 74.5 million units
GLOBAL TABLET | Nov 11, 15:18
There will be 74.5 million tablets shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing on quarter by 17.6% but decreasing on year by 10.1%, and of which 20 million units will be iPads, 27.8 million units of non-iPad models launched by major vendors and 26.7 million units of white-box models,...