Taiwan 4Q15 handset shipments to reach 19.88 million units
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Oct 23, 10:45
Taiwan-based vendors, ODMs and JDMs (joint design manufacturers) will together ship 19.88 million handsets in the fourth quarter of 2015, increasing 1.7% on quarter but decreasing 21.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Netflix to make strong presence in Japan market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 21, 11:03
Netflix has officially made inroads into the Japan market in cooperation with Softbank, a move which will add pressure on local service providers, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan handset shipments drop over 10% sequentially in 3Q15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 20, 21:37
Combined smartphone shipments by Taiwan-based handset brands and ODMs declined by more than 10% sequentially to 19.54 million units in the third quarter of 2015, according to an estimate by Digitimes Research.
Worldwide notebook shipments grow 6% sequentially in 3Q15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 19, 16:00
Worldwide notebook shipments started seeing growth in September after over six months of inventory digestion. The growth was stimulated by Microsoft Windows 10 released at the end of July, and Intel Skylake's launch in August. Digitimes Research estimates worldwide notebook shipments grew 6% sequentially...
October average retail price for 27-inch monitors rises most among all sizes
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 16, 14:02
The global average retail price for 27-inch LCD monitors in October stands at US$418, increasing 5% on month, which is the highest growth among models of all sizes. Pricing for 24-inch models at US$243 has decreased 4%, while 20-, 22- and 23-inch prices are unchanged, according to Digitimes Research...
September LED light bulb prices up in China market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 5, 11:37
September average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in the China market increased 7.5% on month to CNY33.0 (US$5.2), while that for 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) rose 5.8% to CNY36.2, according to Digitimes Research.
3GPP sets Category 0 in R12 to facilitate application of LTE to IoT
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 2, 16:06
3GPP (the Third Generation Partnership Project) has specified User Equipment Category 0 (Cat. 0) technology standards in its Release 12 (R12), the first step to boosting application of LTE technology for the Internet of Things (IoT), according to Digitimes Research.
China boosting economic transformation via developing IoT, big data, cloud
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 30, 15:40
In March 2015, China's Premier Li Keqiang announced the Internet of Things (IoT) plus concept, looking to accelerate industry transformation and will treat the concept as a new core of the country's economic development. Digitimes Research has found that China's strategy to raise its GDP growth by...
Panasonic aims at automotive lighting revenues of JPY60 billion for FY2018
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 30, 11:55
Panasonic has been transforming its lighting business operations to focus on automotive lighting and aims at revenues of JPY60 billion (US$500 million) from automotive lighting for fiscal year (FY) 2018 (April 2018-March 2019), five times those for FY2014, according to Digitimes Research.
7.5 million smart meters to be installed in Japan in 2015
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 23, 15:21
There will be 7.5 million smart meters installed in Japan, including replacement of conventional electric meters, in 2015, hiking 104.9% on year, according to Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and industry (METI).
Average large-size TV pricing on the decline
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 21, 15:46
LCD TV average pricing for 55-inch units was higher than 60-inch units in many markets in June through August while 65-inch units have declined 15% on average across five major markets including the UK, US, Japan, China and Germany, according to Digitimes Research.
CMOS DSCs see growing ASP in August
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 18, 10:46
Digitimes Research has found that ASPs for CMOS-based compact digital camera models in August rose 13% from June as many vendors have launched their new high-end DSCs such as Sony's RX10 II and RX100 IV, Canon's G3 X and Panasonic's FZ300. Most of these devices come with 1-inch large-size sensors and...
MU-MIMO serving as a standard for new Wi-Fi chips
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 17, 11:12
Networking chipset vendors, including Qualcomm Atheros, Broadcom, Marvell Technology and MediaTek have launched new Wi-Fi chips or chipset platforms supporting MU-MIMO (multi-user multi-input multi-output) technology, making MU-MIMO a standard for Wi-Fi chips, according to Digitimes Research.
Apple TV still poses little threat to video game hardware developers
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 15, 15:29
Despite Apple highlighting developments for improving the user experience on its new Apple TV, there has yet to be a clear direction as to how the device can create new gaming experiences compared with other hardware applications, which as a result, will not lead to serious concerns for video game...
Spreadtrum to push new AP for 2H15, threatening MediaTek and Qualcomm
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Sep 15, 15:18
With cooperation with Intel, China-based smartphone application processor (AP) supplier Spreadtrum is expected to start pushing 64-bit 8-core 5-mode 4G products for the mid-range and high-end sectors in the second half of 2015. The China-based supplier is also expected to become the official distributor...
iPad Pro shipments to be less than 3 million units in 4Q15
GLOBAL TABLET | Sep 14, 15:54
Apple introduced its largest iPad, the iPad Pro at its product launch conference in September; however, the device pairing with a keyboard and an iPad Pencil will make the overall price surpass US$1,000. This means its price/performance ratio is much weaker than that for the MacBook Air's or Microsoft's...
Top notebook vendors and ODMs see over 10% on-month shipment growth in August
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 8, 14:06
The global top-5 Wintel notebook brand vendors' combined shipments grew 17% on month in August, but compared to the same month a year ago, the volume was down 14%. Meanwhile the top-3 ODMs' combined volume was up 13% on month, but down 17% on year. Their on-month growths were mainly driven by the retailers'...
Roundup of technologies displayed at Touch Taiwan
TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Sep 7, 14:59
The Touch Taiwan 2015 exhibition that recently ended in Taipei featured a number of new and improved applications from makers across the globe. Taiwan makers that displayed small- to medium-size products in particular exhibited automotive and wearble applications, with an emphasis on high-end produc...