China touch panel makers see steep declines in 1Q14 shipments
CHINA TOUCH | May 8, 10:34
China touch panel makers' shipments to the handset, tablet and notebook segments dropped 19.9%, 13.5% and 44.7% respectively in the first quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research's latest quarterly data report.
Taiwan LCD monitor shipments drop 18.9% in 1Q14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 7, 21:45
Taiwan makers' LCD monitor shipments dropped 18.9% on quarter and 4.4% on year in the first quarter of 2014 to 19.83 million units, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan touch panel shipments vary in 1Q14
TAIWAN FPD | May 6, 14:52
Taiwan makers' handset touch panel shipments reached 50.19 million in the first quarter of 2014, up 12.4% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan IC design industry maintains momentum in 1Q14
TAIWAN ICT | May 2, 12:38
The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry totaled NT$119.52 billion (US$3.96 billion) in the first quarter of 2014, down 4% sequentially but up 19.7% from a year earlier, according to Digitimes Research.
Global tablet shipments to rise in 2Q14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 29, 20:32
There will be 61.42 million tablets shipped globally in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 4.9% on quarter and 30.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan handset shipments to grow over 40% in 2Q14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 28, 15:12
Taiwan-based handset ODMs and brand vendors are expected to see their combined handset shipments grow over 40% on quarter and also on year to a total of 23.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan large-size panel shipments to rise 4.4% in 2Q14
TAIWAN FPD | Apr 28, 14:32
Taiwan panel makers' shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panels are expected to reach 64.95 million units in the second quarter of 2014, up 4.4% on quarter but down on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan to see sequential growth in 2Q14 digital camera shipments
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 28, 11:39
Taiwan-based ODMs Ability Enterprise, Altek, Asia Optical and Foxconn Electronics will ship 2.703 million digital cameras in total in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 14.2% on quarter but decreasing 53.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan to see decreased 2Q14 notebook ODM shipments
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 28, 10:39
Taiwan-based ODMs will ship a total of 33.476 million notebooks in the second quarter of 2014, accounting for 83.91% of global total. The volume will represent a sequential decrease of 0.7% and an on-year decline of 8.4%, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan flip-chip LED production value in 2014 estimated at US$160 million
X | Apr 25, 15:33
Taiwan-based flip-chip LED makers generated a total production value of US$11.63 million in the first quarter of 2014, taking up 3.1% of total LED production value, and flip-chip LED production value in 2014 is expected to reach US$160 million, accounting for 9.2% of total LED production value, according...
Single-layer multi-touch technology to enter tablet touch panel market
CHINA TOUCH | Apr 24, 14:28
The single-layer multi-touch applications, mass production of which has been enabled by touch IC designer Goodix' technology, requires only a single layer of ITO film to support 5- to 10-point touch. Previously, the technology worked well only on small-size touch panels, but Goodix has made improvements...
Global tablet shipments drop 30% sequentially in 1Q14
GLOBAL TABLET | Apr 23, 21:59
Global tablet shipments reached only 58.56 million units in the first quarter of 2014, down almost 30% sequentially, but up 4.6% on year despite Samsung Electronics trying to boost both its high-end and entry-level tablet shipments and Lenovo pushing shipments to meet its fiscal 2013 targets. Seasonality,...
Microsoft facing difficulties in 3 major segments
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 21, 14:31
Microsoft's operating system business has been seeing internal conflicts and external threats in areas such as technology development, partner relations and operating model. Without a clear long-term strategy, the software giant will need to gradually improve these issues soon, according to Digitimes...
SoC technology for Ultra HD TVs to mature in 2015
X | Apr 21, 14:26
System on chip (SoC) solutions for Ultra HD TVs are expected to become more mature in 2015 as Ultra HD content, transmissions and display technology develop, according to Digitimes Research.
Qualcomm rethinks AP development strategy
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Apr 17, 14:02
Qualcomm has received recognition from brand vendors for its mobile application processors (APs) based on its in-house developed architecture. However, its competitors have started to pick up their pace in releasing new products, and the CPU cores have become less important in SoC products. Amid such...
Taiwan handset shipments drop 1.6% sequentially in 1Q14
TAIWAN ICT | Apr 15, 15:44
Chi Mei Communication Systems (CMCS) saw a significant increase in handset shipments in first-quarter 2014, because of Nokia's joint design manufacturing (JDM) orders for feature phones, while Compal Communications also achieved sequential shipment growth. Only Arima Communications suffered a slight...
Windows tablets gaining traction in Japan
GLOBAL TABLET | Apr 15, 14:34
Sales of Windows-based tablets in Japan have been rising as vendors have been aggressively releasing Windows 8.1-based 8-inch models since October 2013. In February 2014, 15.7% of Japan's tablet sales were contributed by Windows-based models, up significantly from a year ago and also larger than the...
ITO film price drop to slow metal mesh penetration in mid-size touch applications
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 15, 11:54
Metal mesh technology has entered mass production at some China-based touch panel makers, such as O-film, since the second half of 2013. It helped O-film become the largest notebook touch panel supplier in the world in the fourth quarter of 2013, thanks to its pricing advantages. Lenovo was one of...
Taiwan IC backend production value to expand 5.9% in 2014
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 11, 10:47
The production value of Taiwan's IC testing and packaging industry is expected to grow 5.9% in 2014, higher than the 4.9% growth posted a year earlier, as well as the 4.2% growth projected for the global IC backend industry in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.