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South Korea sees worldwide memory market share reaching 57.1% in 4Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 4, 15:38

South Korea's production value for memory products, mainly DRAM and NAND flash chips, has been increasing for three consecutive quarters and reached KRW13.17 trillion (US$11.97 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2014, accounting for 57.1% of the worldwide value, according to Digitimes Research's latest...

Global server shipments in 2014 up 7.1% on year

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 4, 15:01

There were 10.420 million servers (counted based on motherboards) shipped globally in 2014, increasing on year by 7.1%, and due to fast growing demand from Internet data centers, shipments in 2015 will rise 13.5% to 11.825 million units, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan IC design industry output value to grow 13% in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 3, 20:28

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry will rise 13.1% in 2015, thanks mainly to continued-strong demand coming from the smartphone sector, according to Digitimes Research.

Tablet AP shipments to China drop 7.7% on year

GLOBAL TABLET | Mar 2, 15:32

Tablet application processor (AP) shipments to China are estimated to decline 24.2% sequentially to reach 26.3 million units in the first quarter of 2015. Compared to the same period a year ago, the volume will drop 7.7% and be the first time China's tablet AP shipments experience an on-year decline...

Taiwan shipments of touch panels used in handsets and tablets to drop in 1Q15

TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Mar 2, 14:20

Taiwan makers' shipments of touch panels used in handsets and tablets are expected to drop 10.8% and 22.3%, respectively, in the first quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

Smart home segment proposes growth but lacks direction

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 26, 15:41

Within the Internet of Things (IoT) market the smart home segment is one of the most talked about areas. However, there currently lacks a mainstream standard, and vendors, content providers and other service providers are still trying to solidify plans on how to tackle the market and create business...

Global LED lighting demand in 2015 valued at nearly US$30 billion

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 25, 15:14

The global LED lighting market value in 2015 is estimated at US$29.908 billion, increasing on year by 24.8% and accounting for 27.2% of the 2015 global market value for all lighting products, according to Digitimes Research.

Global tablet shipments in 2015 forecast at 221.4 million units

GLOBAL TABLET | Feb 25, 12:23

There will be 221.4 million tablets shipped globally in 2015, slipping by 11.9% on year, according to a Digitimes Research Special Report.

Government-led investment funds to drive China IC design growth

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 25, 12:15

China's government policies for supporting the local IC design industry have put less emphasis on intervention measures such as offering tax breaks, providing direct financial support, and making purchases of domestic products, while shifting their focus to the establishment of investment funds, according...

Qualcomm antitrust probe reshapes patent licensing in China

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Feb 17, 15:46

China's anti-trust investigation of Qualcomm has come to an end with the US chip vendor making concessions in order control damage to its operations in the country. The fine for the company and its agreement to adjust licensing fees are expected to only have a limited impact on Qualcomm's revenues...

Korea TV vendors outsourcing orders in order to secure panels

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 16, 21:45

In an effort to secure TV panels in 2015 as supply will be limited, Korea-based TV vendors Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are each planning to outsource TV production orders to makers in Taiwan and China such as Compal and BOE who have relations with supply chain makers that can guarantee supply,...

Global IC foundry output value to rise 12% in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 16, 20:48

Output value for the global IC foundry industry is forecast to reach US$54.8 billion in 2015, up 12% from US$49 billion in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Google to finish 2-in-1 Chromebook development in 1Q15

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Feb 13, 14:22

Google is planning to push 2-in-1 devices in 2015, according Digitimes Research's inquiries within the upstream supply chain. Google's 2-in-1 Chromebook designed by Quanta Computer is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter.

Taiwan ODMs see LCD monitor shipments decrease in 4Q14

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Feb 12, 11:44

Taiwan-based ODMs shipped 21.90 million LCD monitors in the fourth quarter of 2014, decreasing 1.2% sequentially and 10.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan 4Q14 small- to medium-size panel shipments up sequentially

TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Feb 11, 20:04

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers shipped 356.472 million small- to medium-size panels in the fourth quarter of 2014, growing 8.1% on quarter but dipping 3.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung, LG outsource TV orders to ODMs to secure panel supply

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 10, 15:57

Korea-based vendors who have adopted a one-stop business model for their LCD TV business have recently placed some strategic orders with outside ODMs for 2015. Samsung Electronics has outsourced production to China panel maker BOE's TV manufacturing subsidiary Beijing BOE Multimedia Technology, while...

Taiwan handset shipments to drop nearly 30% on quarter in 1Q15

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Feb 10, 14:59

Taiwan-based brand vendors and ODMs will ship a total of 18.05 million handsets in the first quarter of 2015, down 29.4% on quarter but up 11.2% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Japan aims at robot market value of JPY2.4 trillion in FY2020

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 10, 12:11

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in January 2015 announced new five-year strategies for robot development, with a goal of attaining a domestic market value of JPY2.4 trillion (US$20.5 billion) for robot applications by fiscal year (FY) 2020 (April 2020-March 2021), according to...

Demand for LCD TV panel area in 2015 to grow 11.2% on year

TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Feb 10, 11:34

Global demand for LCD TV panels in terms of total area in 2015 is estimated at 126.107 million square meters, increasing on year by 11.2%, according to Digitimes Research.

Global notebook shipments by top vendors and ODMs decline significantly in January

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 9, 16:03

Notebook shipments (excluding detachable models) by the top-five vendors as well as top-three ODMs suffered a sequential decline of 25% and 19%, respectively, in January due to a high level of inventory at channels which resulted mainly from excess shipments of consumer models by Hewlett-Packard (HP)...

China touch panel shipments gain strength in 4Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 6, 11:35

The fourth quarter of 2014 is typically the busy season for touch panel makers. In China alone, makers experienced 9.8%, 7.1% and 2.5% sequential increases in the handset, tablet and notebook segments but will see declines of 17.9%, 24.8% and 13.4% respectively heading into the first quarter of 2015...

Taiwan LCD TV shipments in 4Q14 highest since 1Q12

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Feb 6, 11:05

Taiwan makers' LCD TV shipments reached 10.86 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, the first time they broke the 10 million mark since the first quarter of 2012, according to Digitimes Research.

Handset shipments by Taiwan-based vendors and ODMs increase 50% on year in 4Q14

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Feb 5, 15:42

Shipments of handsets by Taiwan-based ODMs and brand vendors totaled 25.56 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing 15% sequentially and over 50% from a year earlier, according to Digitimes Research.

7W LED bulb pricing down in China market in January, 9W up

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 4, 19:17

January average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 6.4% on month to CNY33.4 (US$5.4), while prices for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) increased 13.5% to CNY42.1, according to Digitimes Research.

Global tablet shipments to tumble 30% sequentially in 1Q15

GLOBAL TABLET | Feb 4, 14:52

Global tablet shipments are expected to plunge by 30% sequentially to 52.15 million units in the first quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

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