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Trends in Asia's LED chip manufacturing industry
Special Report | September 13, 2012
Asia is playing an ever more important role in upstream LED chip manufacturing. The region accounted for 80% of MOCVD demand in 2011 and will account for 90% in 2012, largely because Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and China are the major global centers for LED chip production. China will account for 68% of demand this year, although its LED chip makers still need to make major improvements to their technology; consequently, manufacturers in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea continue to have a competitive edge at present.
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2H 2012 global TFT panel market forecast
Special Report | August 23, 2012
Digitimes Research predicts there will be a total of 389 million large-sized (9 inches and above) TFT LCD panels shipped in the second half of 2012, with 195 million in the third quarter and 194 million in the fourth quarter - with the total representing a 7.6% increase over the first half of this year. These estimates aren't ideal for the panel market and can be attributed to a lack of demand momentum for LCD TVs, LCD monitors, notebooks and 9-inch and above tablets in the second half of the year.
Trends in the China video market
Special Report | August 9, 2012
In addition to strong potential video content demand in China, the market has developed rapidly due to government intervention and delays in establishing copyright protections. Content is delivered via traditional broadcasting firms, as well as through the dramatic rise of Internet firms and TV vendors delivering content through connected and smart TVs. There are currently 400 million TVs in use, and each year sales of TVs in China exceed 40 million.
Trends and shipment forecast for 2H 2012 smartphone market
Special Report | August 3, 2012
Global smartphone shipments will top 630 million units in 2012, representing on-year growth of 35%, which is more more moderate annual growth than seen in previous years. Smartphone shipments in 2010 and 2011 both enjoyed growth of more than 60%. Growth will decelerate in 2012 due to the high base, as well as a slowdown in consumer spending in Western Europe.
Trends and shipment forecast for 2H 2012 tablet market
In the second half of 2012, poor global economic growth is having a more significant impact on the global market for branded tablets than had previously been anticipated. Digitimes Research therefore remains conservative about the prospects for the period, with half-year shipments projected to reach 49.18 million units and whole-year shipments being revised downward to 88.69 million units. Apple, the Google-Asus Nexus 7, Amazon and Microsoft are expected to account for more than 76% of the market and will reach 38.5 million units.
2H 2012 notebook market trends and shipment forecast
Special Report | July 27, 2012
Global economic turmoil has seriously impacted growth in the PC market and it will remain weak (2Q-3Q) leading up to the launch of Windows 8, whose initial benefit will mainly be satisfying delayed demand from the third quarter. For the year, global shipments will reach 207 million, a growth rate of only 2.1% from 2011. Lenovo, Asustek Computer, Apple and Samsung will all achieve a strong performance to help them gain market share in the second half of the year, while HP and Dell will face a decline with Acer expected to maintain its ranking.
Trends in the upstream LED industry
Special Report | July 9, 2012
The entire LED lighting supply chain can be divided into the following segments: rare earth, MOCVD equipment, sapphire ingots and substrates, LED chips, LED packaging, and LED lighting fixtures. This Digitimes Special Report focuses on the upstream segments including rare earth elements for producing phosphor powder material, MOCVD equipment (for manufacturing LED wafers), sapphire ingots and substrates. The upstream segments are important as they are the indicators for future developments of the industry.
China smartphone market 2012: Trends and analysis
Special Report | July 3, 2012
The China handset market has exhibited strong growth, with the total number of mobile users in the country reaching 980 million people according to figures from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), an increase of 130 million over the 2010 figure. Digitimes Research estimates that mobile user numbers could top 1.13 billion in 2012. This Digitimes Special Report examines the main international and local players in the China smartphone market with a special emphasis on expected Apple iPhone shipments in China in 2012.
Greater China mobile solutions - From silicon to software
Special Report | June 8, 2012
The China mobile market has developed rapidly, with smartphone shipments reaching 69 million units in 2011 and tablet shipments soaring from around one million in 2010 to some 10 million in 2011, and potentially exceeding 20 million units in 2012. As consumer spending power increases, local vendors are focusing on more market tiers and makers have begun to make a play for the high-end market.
AMOLED panel market forecast 2012-2014
Special Report | May 31, 2012
Approximately 178 million handsets will have AMOLED panels this year and the number will increase to 465 million by 2014. While AMOLEDs are becoming increasingly popular, production remains a concern and is dominated by Korean makers, with Samsung's SMD dominating the small- and medium size market and LGD set to lead the market for large-size OLED TV panels. This Special Report compares and contrasts the different technologies used by industry players, as well as looking at the developments and plans of makers in Japan, Taiwan and China.
Research press releases
Digitimes Research: Global LED tube light shipments to reach 220 million units in 2013
Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC shipments rise 22% in 1Q13
Digitimes Research: Europe solar trade tariffs may slow down market growth
Global LED tube lighting shipments in 2013 will increase to 220 million units to account for 5.5% of the entire lighting market, as LED tube lights'...
The European Union (EU) plans to announce the details of its anti-subsidy tariff against China-based solar firms on June 6, 2013. The tariff is expected...
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 1Q13 down sequentially, up on year
There were 31.93 million tablets shipped globally during the first quarter of 2013, decreasing on quarter by 26.1% but increasing on year by 66.1%, according...
IN THE NEWS
Shipments of LCD driver ICs by Taiwan-based IC design houses for the first quarter of 2013 grew 21.6% from a year ago to NT$20.18 billion (US$673.8 million)...
Digitimes Research: Rising mobile device demand drives TSMC, UMC wafer shipment growth in 2Q13
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) both saw their wafer shipments increase sequentially in April 2013,...
Digitimes Research: Battery technologies regain focus as energy storage demand rises
Demand for energy storage continues to rise and lithium-ion batteries are a common choice. However, due to prices, safety and energy storage, many substitutes...