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BOE large-size panel shipments to rise 43% in 2015

CHINA FPD | Dec 25, 11:56

While global large-size TFT-LCD panel shipments and revenues in 2015 are expected to decrease on year, China-based maker BOE Technology will see its large-size panel shipments and consolidated revenues for the year increase 43% and 37% respectively, according to Digitimes Research.

3GPP R12 enhances FDD/TD-LTE

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 24, 14:12

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) in March 2015 ended specification of Release 12 (R12) standards which enabled seamless switching between FDD and TD under LTE Advanced, strengthened communication performance of LTE Small Cells and provided preliminary definitions and standards for IoT...

South Korea expected to develop large-size flexible displays based on AMOLED, PI substrates and roll-to-roll process in 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 22, 12:03

South Korea is expected to adopt AMOLED display technology, PI (polyimide) plastic substrates, organic TFT driving technology and roll-to-roll process to develop large-size flexible displays in 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan IC foundry capacity utilization rate to fall in 4Q15

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 22, 11:47

Utilization rates at Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will fall further to 85.8% in the fourth quarter of 2015 - the lowest level in 13 quarters, according to Digitimes Research.

South Korea-based ETRI developing transparent display technologies

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 21, 15:17

South Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has been developing guest-host LCD and polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC), two new transparent display technologies based on doping red, green, blue and black dyestuff, and expects to finish development in February 2016,...

Over 331 million smartphones shipped globally in 3Q15

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Dec 17, 18:58

There were 331.9 million smartphones shipped globally in the third quarter of 2015, increasing 10.5% on quarter and 7.7% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Google Brillo IoT OS still lacks system hardware partners

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 17, 13:51

While Google has revealed more details of technology and cooperation partners for its IoT operating system Brillo, a lack of system hardware partners and specific direction for product applications may impede the promotion of the OS, according to Digitimes Research.

4K TVs to push demand for LEDs

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 14, 23:07

Ultra HD (4K) TVs are expected to make up 23.7% of LCD TV shipments in 2016, up 9.3pp on year. Because of the increase, demand for LEDs used in TV backlighting applications will rise and approximately 20-30% more LEDs will be used in 4K TVs over Full HD units, according to Digitimes Research.

Qualcomm to enter server market with 24-core CPUs

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 11, 15:21

Qualcomm, which announced plans to begin developing ARM-based chips for servers in November 2014, has started delivering server-use CPU samples to potential clients and has also set up a company in Guizhou, China to promote the CPUs exclusively. These moves signify Qualcomm's determination to foray...

Promotion of remote medicare to boost smart wearables in Japan

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 11, 14:45

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has liberally interpreted remote medical care services by eliminating many restrictive definitions, allowing physiological measurements by smart wearable devices to be used as reference data by doctors. The move should promote the use of smart wearable...

November LED light bulb prices decrease in China market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 9, 11:22

November average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in the China market decreased 7.4% sequentially to CNY27.6 (US$4.3), while 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) saw a 9.2% drop to CNY33.5, according to Digitimes Research.

MR device makers receiving more support from developers, investors

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 9, 11:13

More mixed reality (MR) device makers including Sulon Technologies, Osterhout Design Group (ODG) and Magic Leap have attracted more software developers and investors while Microsoft has decided to postpone the launch of its Hololens to 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan IC design industry output value to decline 1.8% in 4Q15

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 8, 21:51

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is expected to drop 1.8% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2015, due mainly to seasonal factors, according to Digitimes Research.

Notebook players enjoy over 10% on-month shipment growth in November

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 8, 14:07

The global top-5 notebook brand vendors and top-3 ODMs saw their shipments grow 18% and 12% on month, respectively, in November thanks to increased orders for the year-end holidays and emerging markets. Although demand for notebooks from Europe and North America is turning weak in December, shipments...

China touch panel makers increasing investments in niche products and large-size applications

CHINA FPD | Dec 7, 15:49

The China International Touchscreen Exhibition (C-Touch) was recently held in Shenzhen, China, featuring a number of local and international touch and IC makers. Throughout the exhibition there were several noticeable trends namely a revival of G/G solutions, development of large-size touch screens...

Taiwan TV shipments to grow 2.6% in 2016

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Dec 4, 12:29

Taiwan TV makers' shipments are expected to reach 35.14 million in 2016, up 2.6% on year, to hold a 16.4% global share of the overall 215 million TVs estimated to ship in the year, according to Digitimes Research.

Global tablet shipments to drop less than 5% in 2016 thanks to large-size models

GLOBAL TABLET | Dec 1, 15:01

Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's Surface 2-in-1 devices are expected to boost demand for large-size tablets, partly offsetting the shipment declines in small-size segments. This will result in global tablet shipments dropping only 4.8% on year to reach 196 million units in 2016.

Global all-in-one PC shipments to drop 3.9% on year in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 30, 16:01

With consumer demand for all-in-one PCs remaining weak, and Apple's new high-end iMacs and the price cut for previous-generation models failing to drive sales, Digitimes Research expects all-in-one PC shipments to decline 3.9% on year in 2015 and reach around 13 million units.

Korea makers to mass produce transparent OLED displays in 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 27, 11:52

Korea panel makers have plans to mass produce 55-inch and above size transparent OLED displays from 2016 into 2017, according to Digitimes Research.

Japan telecom operators offering household robots to boost revenues

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 26, 10:12

Following the steps of Softbank, NTT DoCoMo and KDDI have also launched household robots as part of their efforts to boost revenues. The move is expected to ramp up the popularity of robots in Japan, according to Digitimes Research.

Next generation IEEE 802.11ay standards to come in 2017

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 25, 11:16

IEEE is setting next generation wireless transmission standards at 60GHz, IEEE 802.11ay, which is expected to be completed in 2017. The new standards are likely to focus on new applications for mobile offloading, wireless backhaul, and others, according to Digitimes Research.

Nexus 6P, Xperia Z5 series highlight latest smartphone presentation in Japan

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 24, 12:02

Google's Nexus 6P, Sony Mobile Communications' Xperia Z5 series products and a number of feature phones highlighted the product presentation for the winter-spring session held by Japan-based telecom operators recently, according to Digitimes Research.

Korea panel makers expectd to unfold new 3D commercial displays in 2017

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 17, 15:28

Korea panel makers are increasing developments for glasses-free 3D displays primarily aimed at the commerical segment, according to Digitimes Research.

China panel makers focuses largely unchanged in 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 17, 14:55

Heading into 2016, China-based panel maker BOE will continue to focus on production of 5-inch HD panels while fellow maker Tianma Optoelectronics will focus on producing Full HD TFT LCD panels, according to Digitimes Research. These trends are on par with developments in 2015.

Global LTE users to grow to 945 million by year-end 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 16, 15:32

According to Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), there were 755 million LTE mobile communication subscribers around the world at the end of June 2015. Digitimes Research forecasts the global LTE user base will increase to 945 million at the end of 2015 and 1.466 billion in 2016.

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