Samsung Display, LG Display actively promoting PID panels
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 25, 14:48
Samsung Display and LG Display have been actively promoting PID (public information display) applications for digital signage, shipping large Ultra HD panels and transparent panels, and forming international partnerships via mergers or joint ventures, according to Digitimes Research.
Shipments of Oculus Rift CV1 delayed on shortage of lenses
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 21, 10:51
Shipments of Oculus' first virtual reality (VR) device, the Rift CV1, will be delayed to August due to a shortage of parts. While Oculus is reluctant to reveal which components are in short supply, Digitimes Research's sources indicate that there is a shortage of its customized Fresnel lenses.
AMD discrete GPU market share expected to rise
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 20, 16:02
SoC-based graphics cards were the most widely adopted GPU product in 2015 with a market share over 70%. CPU with integrated GPU was the second-largest GPU products, but its market share has been dropping every year because of the PC market's weakening demand. Shipments of discrete graphics cards have...
Foxconn looks to create synergy between Sharp, SDP and Innolux
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 14, 14:40
Foxconn Electronics will invest JPY388.812 billion (US$3.42 billion) for a 66.00% stake in Sharp and one of the key challenges is how it can create a synergy between Sakai Display Products (SDP), Sharp and Innolux to hike combined profitability for panels output.
Global shipments of handset-, tablet-use touch panels in 1Q16 down sequentially
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 11, 21:23
There were an estimated 371.360 million handset-use touch panels and 48.849 million touch panels used in smaller-than 11-inch tablets shipped globally during the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 15.0% and 29.0% respectively on quarter, while the global shipments of 6.836 million notebook-use touch...
Global server shipments grow 9.8% in 2015
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 6, 21:46
Taiwan server players' revenues from products including server motherboards, servers, storage and related network equipment, continued to enjoy growth on year to surpass NT$500 billion in 2015, according to Digitimes Research.
Foxconn to actively develop AMOLED via investment in Sharp
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 6, 11:56
A main motivation of Foxconn Electronics' investment in Sharp is to develop AMOLED panels mainly for use in smartphones, for Foxconn is a global leader in the smartphone OEM sector, according to Digitimes Research.
Foxconn investment to enhance Sharp competitiveness in panel market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 6, 11:52
Having taken control of Sharp, Foxconn Electronics will obtain Sharp-developed panel technologies including Oxide TFT-LCD, IGZO TFT-LCD, LTPS TFT-LCD and AMOLED. It is also expected to strengthen Sharp's global competitiveness against Samsung Display and LG Display in OLED smartphone and TV applications,...
Foxconn to focus investment in Sharp on developing OLED
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 1, 14:55
Of Foxconn Electronics' stake investment of JPY388.812 billion (US$3.42 billion) in Sharp, JPY200 billion is earmarked for OLED technology and this means that Foxconn's main motivation of the investment is to develop OLED technology, with production of small-size OLED panels for use in smartphones...
Korea pushing development of sensors, IoT products
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 29, 14:19
The development of sensor products will play a key role in Korea's plans to ramp up the production value of related IoT (Internet of Things) products from KRW1.6 trillion (US$14.5 billion) in 2014 to KRW7 trillion in 2020, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan players have strong influence in server upstream supply chain
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 28, 16:01
Server brand vendors and ODMs are mainly purchasing their components in three business styles: buy and sell, direct sourcing and direct buying and Taiwan-based component makers are a key part of the server supply chain and have acquired an important position in the industry.
More high-end digital cameras launched in spring 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 25, 15:40
Observing the launches of consumer digital still cameras (DSC) scheduled in spring 2016, the number of models is 30% less than the same period a year ago. The top-two vendors, Nikon and Canon, each have three models fewer, while Sony and Samsung Electronics will not release any new models for the season,...
4 million 9.7-inch iPad Pros to ship in 1H16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 23, 15:15
Apple will ship an estimated four million 9.7-inch iPad Pros during the first half of 2016. The 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 will account for the largest portion of all iPads shipped in the first half of 2016 mainly because retail prices will drop to US$399.
LG Display expanding AMOLED capacity
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 23, 14:58
LG Display has decided to invest KRW10 trillion (US$8.63 billion) over the next three years to expand its AMOLED production capacity, mainly to set up P10 factory which can house more than six AMOLED production lines, according to Digitimes Research.
IBM, Cisco, ARM adopt other IoT protocols instead of LTE-MTC
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 21, 22:14
Since LTE-MTC (machine type communications) standards in 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) R12 ( release 12) do not completely meet demands for IoT (the Internet of Things) applications, IBM and Cisco Systems have adopted LoRaWAN (long range wide area network) protocols developed by LoRa Alliance...
Smartphone vendors adding VR or modularized parts into flagship models
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 18, 12:25
Observing smartphone brand vendors' exhibitions at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, Digitimes Research found that the smartphone market is moving toward a new development direction. Vendors including Korea- and Japan-based players, are no longer pushing specifications and performance, but instead...
Telecom market enters post-4G mobile broadband generation
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 15, 15:45
Worldwide TD/FD-LTE network standards and related supply chains are turning mature, and telecom carriers have been focusing on expanding their 4G network coverage. Despite the fact the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 attracted over 100,000 visitors, the event did not showcase many new network communication...
Worldwide notebook shipment update - February 2016
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Mar 15, 11:12
Following significant drops both on month and on year in January, worldwide notebook shipments remained weak in February, growing only 2% sequentially for the top-five brand vendors together and 1% sequentially for the top-three notebook ODMs, according to Digitimes Research.
Latin America sees slow 4G development
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 14, 16:05
While commercial operations of 4G mobile communication services in Latin America, such as Brazil, Puerto Rico and Uruguay, began as early as 2011, 4G development has been progressing slowly, and there were only 32 million 4G subscribers in 2015, accounting for only 4.5% of all mobile communication...
Global LED light bulb shipments in 2016 to hike 78.5%
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 11, 15:35
Mainly because average retail prices for LED light bulbs in 2016 will drop by at least 20% on year, global LED light bulb shipments in the year will hike 78.5% on year to 3.227 billion units, according to Digitimes Research.
Global AIO PC shipments in 2015 dip 5%
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 8, 19:57
There were an estimated 13.307 million AIO (all-in-one) PCs shipped globally in 2015, slipping 5% on year. Shipments in 2016 will reach 12.892 million units, according to Digitimes Research.
US FCC to open up STB market; Korea vendors less interested in 3D TV
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 7, 16:08
Observing the OTT/TV market in February, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed to make the set-top box (STB) market more open, allowing consumer electronics players to improve their competitiveness, while Korea-based TV brand vendors are shifting their focuses away from the 3D...