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MediaTek, Rockchip to join Chromebook market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 9, 14:16

In addition to gradually integrating Android's ecosystem into the Chrome OS, Google is looking to support more processors. Chromebook-supported processors will include solutions from MediaTek and Rockchip in 2015, helping vendors to develop LTE-based inexpensive Chromebooks, according to information...

Global LED lighting demand in 2018 to grow 180-190% from 2013

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 8, 21:30

Global demand for LED lighting products and LED-based lighting systems and services in 2018 will increase from 2013 by 190% and 180%, respectively, and global demand for LED lighting will begin to exceed that for conventional lighting products in 2017, according to Digitimes Research.

Top-5 notebook vendors see growth in September shipments, but top-3 ODMs suffer drop

TAIWAN ICT | Oct 7, 14:07

The combined notebook shipments (not including detachable models) of the global top-5 brand vendors enjoyed on-month growth of 19% in September and were at a level similar to a year ago because of the distribution of new entry-level models. Vendors' inventory adjustments in August also contributed...

Microsoft new inexpensive solution for 2015 may not help on competition with Chromebook

TAIWAN ICT | Oct 6, 13:08

Microsoft, which launched Windows 8.1 with Bing for US$249 notebooks, has recently decided to continue pushing the solution in 2015, but with some modifications on specifications and applicable markets, looking to suppress Chromebooks which have been achieving rapid growth recently.

Monitor vendors continue to release high-end units

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 6, 13:00

Korea- and Japan-based LCD monitor vendors are continuing to release new high-end monitors, including Samsung's 27-inch S27D850T and IIYAMA's B2888UHSU products.

ARM Mali to become mainstream GPU architecture for China APs in 2H14

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Oct 3, 11:38

ARM's Mali is expected to become the mainstream GPU architecture for China-based application processors (APs) in the second half of 2014 in terms of market share, surpassing Imagination significantly. However, in the high-end segment, Mali's share will be slightly weaker than that of Qualcomm's GPU...

Telecom reform policies pave way for healthy telecom development in India

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 3, 10:33

The government in India, at the end of 2012, implemented the National Telecom Policy, a set of reform policies including nationwide licensing in place of regional licenses, enforcement of regulations on the use and auctioning of frequency bands, mechanisms for mobile telecom carriers to withdraw from...

China 4G smartphone demand fails to surge; CoolPad, Lenovo, Xiaomi unlikely to achieve 2014 targets

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Oct 1, 15:15

After visiting China's smartphone industry in August and September, Digitimes Research found that demand for 4G smartphones in China did not rise as expected and most vendors' domestic shipments did not achieve any growth.

No mid-range digital cameras priced at US$300-400 launched globally in 3Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 30, 20:13

No mid-range digital cameras for sale at US$300-400 were launched in the global market in the third quarter of 2014 possibly due to increasing competition from smartphones, according to Digitimes Research.

Bit demand for non-PC DRAM to grow 38% on year in 2H14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 30, 12:01

Bit demand for non-PC DRAM, mainly niche mobile DRAM and server-use DRAM, will increase 38% on year in the second half of 2014, much higher than 2.7% for standard DRAM, according to Digitimes Research.

Microsoft to release new inexpensive notebook solution; unlikely to receive full support from vendors

TAIWAN ICT | Sep 29, 14:09

Microsoft has provided brand vendors its Windows 8.1 with Bing solution, offering low Windows licensing fees enabling them to sell notebooks at US$249 or lower. Following the initial release on June 1, 2014, Microsoft is set to release a new solution in February 2015.

Broadband Internet user bases in ASEAN countries growing fast

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 24, 21:40

All of the 10 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries except Laos and Myanmar have started nationwide fixed-line broadband Internet-access networks and the total number of subscribers increased to 19.9 million at the end of 2013, with a 2003-2013 CAGR ate of 40%, double the global...

South Korea sets larger than global average goals for IoT development

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 24, 21:37

The South Korea government aims to increase the South Korea market value for the Internet of Things (IoT) from KRW2.3 trillion in 2013 to KRW30 trillion (US$28.9 billion) in 2020, much larger than Machina Research and Stracorp's projected five-fold growth in global IoT market value from US$200 billion...

China to hold 35% of global small- to mid-size TFT LCD capacity in 2017

CHINA FPD | Sep 24, 10:42

The global proportion of small- to medium-size TFT LCD production capacity from China is expected to increase to 35% as of 2017, up from 15.5% in 2011, according to Digitimes Research. In terms of large-size TFT LCD applications, China's global share will increase from 5.3% in 2011 to 25.5% in 2017.

Taiwan makers continue to focus on a-Si panels for high-end smartphones

TAIWAN FPD | Sep 23, 14:51

Taiwan panel makers will continue to focus on production of a-Si panels for use in handsets to compete in the high-end smartphone panel segment, according to Digitimes Research.

Japan TV vendors see their proportion of 50-inch and above size Ultra HD TV sales drop

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 22, 22:35

Japan TV vendors saw their proportion of 50-inch and above size Ultra HD TV sales drop throughout mid-2014 into the third quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Intel, Rockchip look to expand x86 presence in tablet AP market

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Sep 22, 15:46

Seeing the lack of strong growth in the PC market and excess wafer capacity, Intel is looking to resolve its problems by pushing it mobile product business. However, ARM's dominance in the mobile industry is forcing Intel to rely on giving out subsidies to partners to increase its presence in the market...

Intel cooperation with Fossil to develop smartwatches will help expand influence in wearables market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 19, 14:37

Intel's cooperation with Fossil to develop smartwatches equipped with Android Wear will help Intel expand its influence in the wearables market as well as extend Google's influence in the market.

Intel looking to promote x86 architecture to China chip designers

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Sep 18, 14:32

Rumors that Intel is considering investing in China-based Spreadtrum have been circulating in China's IT industry recently and Digitimes Research believes the rumors can explain why Spreadtrum's product development completely stopped recently. Spreadtrum may enter a partnership with Intel to start...

IFA shows Android tablet vendors adding value instead of price cuts

GLOBAL TABLET | Sep 17, 15:06

IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany during September 5-10 showed that Android tablet vendors are not looking to offer entry-level models for price-cut competition and instead offered models equipped with 3D depth-of-field cameras, water-, dust- and shock-proof features, high-resolution touch panels, and LTE...

August LED bulb prices drop sequentially in China

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 15, 21:28

The August average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent bulbs) in the China market decreased by 16.0% on month to CNY30.5 (US$4.9), while the price for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent bulbs) also fell by 11.6% to CNY45.0, according to Digitimes Research.

China panel makers shift 8.5G capacity to small- to mid-size applications

CHINA FPD | Sep 15, 14:17

China panel makers are starting to show signs of shifting production capacity on 8.5G lines from large-size applications to small- to medium-size ones in order improve operating margins and to avoid excess supply of large-size panels produced from the lines, according to Digitimes Research.

Global tablet shipments to see 9.1% on-year growth in 3Q14

GLOBAL TABLET | Sep 12, 15:39

Digitimes Research expects global tablet shipments to reach 68.51 million units in the third quarter, up 23.8% sequentially and 9.1% on year, and non-Apple tablet vendors' shipments, which suffered from weaker-than-expected performance during the second quarter, are expected to see a recovery in the...

Top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 ODMs see 5-10% on-month shipment growth in August

TAIWAN ICT | Sep 11, 15:46

Although the IT market has already started preparing for back-to-school demand, the global top-five notebook vendors' combined shipments and top-three ODMs' combined shipments only achieved 5-10% on-month growths in August, lower than those of the same month a year ago.

O-Film sees weaker-than-expected gross margins because of reliance on outside module purchasing

CHINA FPD | Sep 11, 14:39

With demand over smartphone specifications continuing to rise and most smartphone vendors have been demanding touch panel makers supply semi-completed panels with LCD and touchscreen modules already fully laminated, large China-based touch panel makers have all been aggressively increasing their full-laminated...

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