China smartphone AP shipments growth to be driven by LTE solutions in 4Q14
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Nov 11, 15:01
China's smartphone application processor (AP) shipments are expected to grow 33.8% on year and 9.5% sequentially in the fourth quarter. The on-year growth will be 8.7pp more than that recorded in the third quarter. But on a quarterly basis, the sequential growth for the fourth quarter will be 2.2pp...
China smartphone shipments dip 3.6% on quarter in 3Q14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 11, 11:02
Smartphone shipments in the China market declined 3.1% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as vendors found it hard to stimulate demand for their devices due to a lack of product differentiation, and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were not made available till mid-October, according to Digitimes...
Japan LED lighting demand to reach JPY507.8 billion in 2015
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 7, 15:32
Japan is the world's leading country in terms of LED lighting penetration and its LED lighting demand in 2015 will reach JPY507.8 billion (US$4.43 billion), increasing by 13.2% on year and accounting for 78.6% of the total shipment value for all lighting products, according to Digitimes Research.
Notebook shipments decline 15% in October
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 7, 12:26
Global notebook shipments by top-five brand vendors and top-three ODMs declined 15% on average in October, affected by the roll-outs of new low-priced models in the previous month, according to Digitimes Research.
Thread to compete with ZigBee ZHA initially
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 6, 14:15
Thread, a new networking protocol for household appliances initiated by Google's Nest Labs, looks to compete with the ZHA (ZigBee Home Automation) standard, but there is a possibility for the two technologies to integrate together as they share some basic standards, according to Digitimes Research.
Global tablet market facing weakened demand in 3Q14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 4, 15:19
Global tablet shipments are expected to reach 63.4 million units in the third quarter of 2014, growing a mere 1% from a year ago, showing that the market has entered the maturity phase earlier than expected, according to Digitimes Research's latest report about tablets.
Global LTE user base to grow to nearly 380 million in 4Q14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 3, 11:12
The total number of LTE, consisting of FDD-LTE, TD-LTE and FDD/TD-LTE dual-mode, subscribers around the world will increase to 379.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, growing on quarter by 14.9% and on year by 89.6%, according to Digitimes Research.
Skylake processor delay to weaken Windows 10 notebook demand
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 31, 15:55
Intel's Skylake-based processors, originally expected to launch in early third-quarter 2015 to support the release of Windows 10-based notebooks, may not become available until the end of the third quarter or early fourth-quarter 2015. The delay is expected to hurt demand for Windows 10 notebooks.
Global notebook shipments to drop 1.7% in 2015
TAIWAN ICT | Oct 28, 14:17
Global notebook shipments, which are expected to decline 2.1% on year in 2014, will further drop 1.7% in 2015 to reach 168 million units, despite Microsoft's attempts to stimulate demand in the PC market.
Taiwan ODMs ship 3.503 million digital cameras in 3Q14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 27, 15:15
Taiwan-based ODMs Ability Enterprise, Altek, Asia Optical and Foxconn Electronics shipped 3.503 million digital cameras in the third quarter of 2014, increasing on quarter by 1% but decreasing 22.4% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Sales of 4G smartphones to remain sluggish in China in 4Q14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 27, 14:03
Major China-based handset vendors including Coolpad, Lenovo and Xiaomi Technology are unlikely to reach their shipment goals set for 2014 due to slow sales of 4G models in the third quarter and gloomy prospects for the fourth quarter, according to Digitimes Research.
Intel to see strong shipment growth for Education Tablets in 2015
TAIWAN ICT | Oct 27, 11:08
Intel, which launched the Classmate PC specifically for emerging countries' education markets in 2007, did not achieve significant results with its StudyBook tablet in 2012. But in 2013, it released the Education Tablets, renewing its efforts for the educational segment. Digitimes Research estimates...
Apple turns to focus on price management to save tablet business
GLOBAL TABLET | Oct 23, 13:55
Digitimes Research believes Apple is planning to sacrifice its gross margins to save its tablet business, which has already fallen into decline. Apple's entry into price competition is also expected to impact sales of its competitors' high-end tablets.
Global notebook shipments to drop in 4Q14
TAIWAN ICT | Oct 21, 11:26
Despite Intel and Microsoft subsidies, Digitimes Research expects global notebook shipments, not including 2-in-1 models, to drop 4.4% on year and 2.6% sequentially in the fourth quarter, as Windows XP will have less of an effect on boosting demand in the enterprise segment and most of the inventory...
Lenovo starts price-cut competition for 7-, 8-inch tablets
GLOBAL TABLET | Oct 20, 16:09
Most 7-inch tablets' prices have dropped significantly during October with several first-tier vendors' 8GB models even dropping to as low as US$99. Meanwhile, 8-inch tablets also seen their prices decrease with stable panel supply and vendors expanding their investments in related products. Among the...
Japan new fund raising policy to provide positive benefit to crowd funding market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 20, 15:51
Following the passing of Japan's 2014 amendment of financial instruments and exchange act, etc. on May 23, 2014, unlisted companies in Japan are now allowed to raise funds through the Internet and the move is expected to prompt Japan's crowd funding platforms to include investment projects, which is...