LED communication is promising
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 24, 14:49
Communication technology using LED diodes and image sensors offers many potential applications, such those for enhancing shopping, entertainment purposes and tourism, according to Digitimes Research.
India faces 3 problems in boosting mobile Internet
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 23, 16:36
Although mobile broadband Internet-access (3G/4G) subscribers in the India market rapidly increased to 93.15 million in mid-2015, the country faces three main problems in boosting services: huge gaps in deployment of mobile Internet-access networks between rural and urban areas, unhealthy price competition...
Added capacity in China to drive down high-end smartphone panel pricing in 2016
CHINA FPD | Feb 19, 17:02
In 2016, China's smartphone panel capacity is expected to increase steadily in 2016, as key makers Tianma Micro-electronics and BOE Technology increase capacity and other makers including GVO from Kunshan and Truly Opto-electronics increase the share of smartphone panels they produce, according to...
Qualcomm to lead AP market in 2016, Intel to show strongest growth
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Feb 19, 16:40
The global application processor (AP) market will grow 8.5% in 2016, reaching 1.78 billion units, according to a recent Digitimes Research Special Report. The growth rate in 2016 will surpass the annual growth of 7.9% seen in 2015.
IC manufacturers to cross into packaging industry
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 19, 15:38
With IT products such as smartphone and Internet of Things (IoT) devices being designed with considerations of high performance, low cost, low power consumption and small form factor, IC makers have been pushing 16/14nm processes and developing 10nm processes to satisfy demand. However, as Moore's...
Telecom carriers to drive FinTech technology in Japan
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 19, 15:06
With Japan-based Mizuho Bank and Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ Bank having recently crossed into the Financial Technology (FinTech) industry, FinTech has become a new trend. However, Japan's financial organizations are tightly ruled by local policies, and therefore FinTech may see difficulties realizing its...
Apple to see record low iPad shipments in 1Q16
GLOBAL TABLET | Feb 16, 20:15
Apple is expected to ship 9.8 million iPads in the first quarter of 2016, historically its lowest quarterly level, with decreases of 39.1% on quarter and nearly 20% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Global tablet shipments grow over 20% in 4Q15 mainly due to US-based vendors
GLOBAL TABLET | Feb 16, 15:06
Due to better-than-expected demand and channel retailers strengthening their promotions, some US-based tablet vendors achieved strong shipments, helping global tablet shipments grow 23.9% sequentially to reach 65.34 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015. But compared to the same quarter a year...
Korea memory-IC industry output value to fall 10% in 1Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 16, 14:39
The production value of South Korea's memory chip industry is expected to decline around 10% sequentially in the first quarter of 2016, due mainly to falling chip prices, according Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers ship 10.235 million LCD TVs in 4Q15
X | Feb 4, 12:27
Taiwan-based makers shipped 10.235 million LCD TVs on ODM, OEM or OBM (own brand manufacturing) worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2015, increasing 12.0% on quarter but decreasing 5.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
China smartphone shipments increase 11.5% on quarter in 4Q15
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Feb 2, 21:08
Shipments of smartphones in China grew 11.5% sequentially to 119 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, buoyed by an increase of 54.5 million new 4G/3G service subscribers due to preferential packages launched by China Mobile, according to Digitimes Research.
Tablet AP shipments in China to drop to 19.15 million units in 1Q16
GLOBAL TABLET | Feb 2, 14:55
China's tablet-use application processor (AP) shipments will drop 15.5% sequentially and 13.7% on year to reach 19.15 million units in the first quarter of 2016 due to fewer working days caused by the Lunar New Year holidays and weakening demand from non-China markets, according to Digitimes Researc...
Head up display demand increasing in vehicle display market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 29, 12:14
Head Up Displays (HUDs) are expected to account for a 6% market share in the vehicle display segment in 2016, up from 4% in 2015, according to Digitimes Research. HUDs present data on vehicle windshields without requiring users to look away from their usual viewpoint.
China vendors ship over 150 million smartphones in 4Q15
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Jan 28, 10:00
Total shipments of smartphones by China-based vendors grew 8.8% on quarter and 18.3% on year to 154.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the latest data released by Digitimes Research.
Non-gaming VR applications showcased at CES 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 22, 15:08
VR (virtual reality) devices showcased at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) highlighted many applications beyond gaming to include education, medical care, social networking and industrial design, according to Digitimes Research.
CSP LED devices a foucs at Lighting Japan 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 21, 11:14
At the Lighting Japan 2016 exhibition in Tokyo during January 13-15, CSP (chip scale package) LEDs were a major focus. There were CSP LEDs developed by Japan-based GeneLite for smartphone backlighting, Osram's for LED light bulbs and Rohm's for automotive direction indicators, according to Digitimes...
MediaTek facing challenges from mobile AP market in 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 19, 21:32
MediaTek is currently a major mobile application processor (AP) supplier in China and is enjoy high shares in the country's smartphone and tablet AP markets; however, lacking clients from western countries, the company is only able to achieve limited growth in its share of the worldwide AP market and...
Global notebook shipments in 2016 to fall 2.5% on year
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 19, 21:26
There were 157.4 million notebooks shipped globally in 2015, decreasing 9% on year, and the shipments will further slip 2.5% to 153.5 million units in 2016, according to Digitimes Research.
HDR apparent at CES 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 19, 15:49
HDR has the most noticeable push forward from vendors in terms of TV technology at CES 2016 in addition to 8K prototypes, according to Digitimes Research.