Notebook brands and ODMs ramp up shipments in August
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 5, 15:23
Notebook shipments of the world's top-five brands and top-three ODMs grew 22% and 11%, respectively, on month in August 2013, but performance of individual brands and ODMs varied widely, according to the latest data compiled by Digitimes Research.
Apple iPhone shipments down by 6.2 million units in 2Q13
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 4, 15:36
Apple's iPhone shipments declined by 6.2 million units in the second quarter of 2013 as compared to those shipped in the previous quarter as consumers are waiting for the release of new iPhones, according to Digitimes Research.
Shift in handset and tablet panel strategy clear at Touch Taiwan
TAIWAN FPD | Sep 3, 15:08
The panel industry has shown a strong shift toward Full HD resolution for use in handsets as well as 2,560 by 1,600 resolution for use in high-end tablets, judging from products recently displayed at Touch Taiwan 2013, according to Digitimes Research.
Smartphone AP shipments to China soar in 2Q13
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Sep 2, 21:59
Total smartphone application processor (AP) shipments to the China market came to 92.1 million units in the second quarter of 2013, up 13.1% sequentially and 84.4% on year, buoyed mainly by robust growth in MediaTek's shipments to the region, according to Digitimes Research.
LED light tube shipments in Japan to grow 48.7% in 2014
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 2, 14:51
There will be 32.3 million LED light tubes shipped in the Japan market in 2014, hiking 48.7% on year and accounting for 21.7% of all lighting tubes rising 7pp on year, according to Digitimes Research.
White-box tablet shipments suffer over 25% drop in 2Q13
TAIWAN ICT | Sep 2, 13:25
White-box tablet shipments reached only 15.9 million units in the second quarter of 2013, down 26.3% sequentially due to weakening tablet demand in May and June. Many smaller white-box players were also forced to quit the market, according to Digitimes Research's latest figures.
Taiwan 2Q13 IC design industry output value rises 21.5%
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 30, 12:38
Taiwan's IC design industry registered growth of 21.5% sequentially and 13% on year in output value in the second quarter of 2013, thanks to growing demand coming from China's smartphone and tablet sectors, according to Digitimes Research.
China vendors ship 148 million smartphones in 1H13
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Aug 30, 12:10
China-based vendors shipped 148 million smartphones in the first half of 2013, of which 109 million units were delivered to the local market, according to Digitimes Research.
Samsung to remain in Apple supply chain
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 27, 15:31
Samsung Display is expected to remain as a major panel supplier for Apple products throughout 2013 into 2014 despite previous industry rumors stating that Apple was looking to shift most of its orders away from Samsung, according to Digitimes Research.
Japan notebook vendors shift focus back to domestic market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 27, 14:13
After Lenovo bought NEC's PC business and renamed it as NEC Lenovo, there are only four major Japan-based vendors that are still active in the PC industry: Fujitsu, Toshiba, Sony and Panasonic, which focuses mainly on the enterprise market. However, facing strong competition from non-Japan-based vendors,...
Android may lose its competitiveness in the entry-level segment
TAIWAN ICT | Aug 26, 13:49
The Android platform's gradually increasing demand over hardware specifications is expected to endanger the platform's share in the entry-level segment as hardware prices are gradually dropping and it is becoming more difficult for players to create an Android-based product at a low price, according...
Taiwan server sales to top NT$300 billion in 2013
TAIWAN ICT | Aug 23, 12:29
Revenues generated through the sale of servers and related products by Taiwan-based makers are expected to top NT$300 billion (US$10.02 billion) in 2013, according to Digitimes Research's latest figures.
Application processor market evolving with profound changes
GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Aug 19, 21:47
The ecosystem of application processors has evolved with profound changes since the beginning of 2013, with entry-level to mid-range products becoming mainstream and vendor ranking in the industry fluctuating widely, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan handset-, tablet-use touch panel shipments to drop in 3Q13
TAIWAN FPD | Aug 19, 10:43
Taiwan-based makers will ship 48.964 million handset-use touch panels and 13.578 million touch panels used in sub 11-inch tablets during third-quarter 2013, deceasing sequentially by 19.7% and 28% respectively, according to Digitimes Research.
Global 4Q13 IC foundry output value to contract
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 15, 14:02
Output value for the global semiconductor foundry industry will likely register a sequential decrease in the fourth quarter of 2013, following three straight quarters of growth, due to inventory digestion throughout the semiconductor industry supply chain, according to Digitimes Research.
Notebook vendors suffer over 20% on-month shipment drops in July
TAIWAN ICT | Aug 14, 13:54
The disappearance of the back-to-school demand in 2012 has extended into 2013 as first-tier notebook brand vendors and ODMs suffered on-month drops of 23% and 17%, respectively, in July after releasing their new Haswell-based products in June. Acer had the worst on-month shipment drop in the month...
Taiwan LCD driver IC shipments rise 18.6% in 2Q13
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 13, 13:58
Shipments of LCD driver ICs by Taiwan-based IC design houses for the second quarter of 2013 rose 18.6% sequentially to NT$24.05 billion (US$802.9 million) in value, according to Digitimes Research. Shipments for small-size panel applications, particularly smartphones, continued to drive the growth.
Tablet shipments to grow 17.7% on year in 2H13
GLOBAL TABLET | Aug 6, 11:45
Tablet shipments in the second half are expected to reach 82.07 million units, up 17.7% on year; however, several changes will also occur during the period: hardware brand vendors will dominate the small-size tablet segment; non-iPad tablet shipments will surpass those of iPad; closed Android platforms...