Taiwan LCD TV shipments in 1Q15 lowest since 2010
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 4, 15:13
Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD TVs reached 7.48 million in the first quarter of 2015, down over 30% on quarter and the lowest since the first quarter of 2010, according to Digitimes Research.
Japan online video market to grow significantly starting 2H15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 29, 22:40
Japan's online video market is expected to grow significantly starting the second half of 2015 when Netflix begins to offer its services, NTT DoCoMo launches its dTV Terminal program and the local top-five cable TV operators start offering free online video services, according to Digitimes Research.
Networking chipset vendors to focus on ARM-based server processors
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 29, 11:16
Networking chipset vendors including Broadcom, Cavium and Applied Micro Circuit (AMCC) have taken the initiative to replace PowerPC and MIPS architectures with ARM's for developments of server processor solutions for new networking communication equipment, including SDN (software-defined networking)...
Global tablet shipments in 1Q15 down 35.3% on quarter
GLOBAL TABLET | Apr 27, 22:03
There were 49.08 million tablets shipped globally in the first quarter of 2015, slipping 35.3% on quarter and 15.3% on year, with shipments consisting of 12.0 million iPads, 19.1 million non-iPad units and 18.0 million white-box units, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers small- to medium-size panels drop over 19% in 1Q15
TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Apr 27, 21:52
Taiwan makers' shipments of small- to medium-size panels dropped 19.1% on quarter in the first quarter of 2015 to 288 million units and are expected to grow 12.7% on quarter in the second quarter, according to Digitimes Research.
Global notebook shipments to grow 11% sequentially in 2Q15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 27, 12:37
Global notebook shipments are expected to stage a rebound in the second quarter of 2015, reaching a sequential growth rate of 11%, while narrowing the on-year decline rate to 1.2% compared to a 4.7% recorded in a quarter earlier, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan sees decreased 1Q15 LCD monitor shipments
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 23, 20:31
Taiwan-based ODMs shipped 18.799 million LCD monitors worth US$2.155 billion in the first quarter of 2015, with the shipment volume dropping 15.5% on quarter and 6.5% on year. Shipment value slipped 13.8% and 1.2% respectively, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan 1Q15 handset shipments down 30.3% sequentially
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Apr 23, 20:28
HTC and Taiwan-based ODMs together shipped 17.6 million handsets in the first quarter of 2015, decreasing 30.3% on quarter but increasing 8.4% on year. 16.1 million units were smartphones, slipping 26.3% on quarter but rising 21.7% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan large-size panel shipments decline in 1Q15
TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Apr 20, 14:47
Taiwan panel makers' shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panels reached 60.165 million in the first quarter of 2015, down 10.2% on quarter but down 3.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
China smartphone shipments shed 30% sequentially in 1Q15
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Apr 20, 12:25
Shipments of smartphones by China-based vendors declined by nearly 30% sequentially to 91.8 million units in the first quarter of 2015 due to sluggish demand both at home and overseas, as well as reduced production affected by the traditional Lunar New Year holidays, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan sees decreased 1Q15 digital camera shipments
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 16, 21:53
Taiwan-based ODMs shipped a total of 2.3 million digital cameras in the first quarter of 2015, decreasing 42.4% on quarter and 13.6% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Global notebook shipments see over 19% sequential drop in 1Q15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 16, 15:22
Global notebook shipments not including detachable models reached less than 38 million units in the first quarter of 2015, down 4.7% on year and 19.4% sequentially, according to Digitimes Research's latest report about notebooks. The shipment drop was due to seasonality plus inventory left over from...
Japan LED lighting penetration in 2015 to reach 78.6%
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 15, 21:39
Demand for all types of lighting products in the Japan market in 2015 is estimated at a total value of JPY646 billion (US$5.39 billion) and LED lighting will account for 78.6% (penetration), according to Digitimes Research.
20- and 24-inch monitor retail pricing to decline in April
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 15, 15:05
Average retail prices for 20- and 24-inch LCD monitors in the US, UK, Germany, China and Japan during April 2015 are expected to decrease 8.7% to US$116 and 6.5% to US$244, respectively, according to Digitimes Research.
China foundry houses to optimize specialty processes for IoT
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 15, 11:36
China-based foundry houses, including Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), XMC and Huahong Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing, are expected to focus on developing specialty processes for producing chips for IoT applications, according to Digitimes Research.
Surface 3 to see low shipments
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 14, 15:37
Microsoft unveiled its third-generation own-brand tablet, the Surface 3 on March 31 with a size and industrial design similar to those of the previous-generation models, but instead of using an ARM-based platform and Windows RT operating system, the device has adopted Intel's Atom processor and Windows...
Philips makes wise move selling Lumileds stake
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 14, 11:49
Philips originally planned to spin off its wholly-owned subsidiary Lumileds and automobile lighting business to make them an independent company by the end of the first half 2015. But on March 31, Philips announced a deal to sell a 80.1% stake in Lumileds to Go Scale Capital for an amount of US$2.8...
Microsoft patent fee cut to attract vendors to pre-install apps in Android products
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 14, 11:14
According to Digitimes Research's latest findings from Taiwan's and China's smartphone/tablet upstream supply chain, in exchange for hardware players to pre-install its software applications such as Office, OneDrive or Skype onto their Android-based devices, Microsoft is offering them discounts on...
Samsung semiconductor capex to reach record high in 2015
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 13, 15:53
Semiconductor capital spending by Samsung Electronics is expected to reach an all-time high of US$15 billion in 2015, making the company's capex the world's highest in the semiconductor industry for the sixth straight year since 2010, according to an estimate of Digitimes Research. Meanwhile, SK Hynix's...
AMOLED to dominate werable displays from 2015-2020
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 13, 15:50
Over the next five years the wearables industry will continue to develop applications ranging from smartwatches, smart wristbands and various facial applications, and will primarily rely on AMOLED technology for displays due to its flexible and energy-saving features, according to Digitimes Research...
BOE and Tianma struggling to mass produce Full HD TDDI displays
CHINA FPD | Apr 13, 15:20
China panel makers BOE and Tianma Microelectronics are aiming to mass produce Full HD displays with in-cell LTPS TFT LCDs and TDDI (touch with display driver) technology for handsets but are currently unable to do so beyond displays equipped with HD resolution, according to Digitimes Research.