South Korea sees increasing semiconductor exports to Vietnam
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 12, 15:28
As labor costs in China are gradually rising, IT players have started turning to establish production lines in Vietnam, increasing the country's demand for upstream semiconductors and components. The scale of South Korea's semiconductor and component exports to Vietnam has grown significantly recently,...
Taiwan makers take up 28.6% of MOCVD in operation globally in May
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 11, 15:54
There were 1,917 MOCVD sets in operation globally in May 2014 and Taiwan-based LED makers accounted for 28.6% of the number, followed by Japan-based makers with 23.8%, China-based makers with 22.9%, and South Korea-based makers with 14.1%, according to Digitimes Research.
G1F likely to disappear from market soon because of fierce challenges
TAIWAN FPD | Jun 11, 15:26
A G1F touchscreen is composed of a glass-type touch sensor and a thin-firm-type touch sensor with one controlling the touch panel's X axis and the other the Y axis. G1F-based touch panels have been adopted by Samsung Electronics and Microsoft in their high-end tablets and mid-range smartphones, while...
GG touch panels yet to be eliminated from market thanks to iPhone 4/4s and iPad 4
TAIWAN FPD | Jun 10, 11:34
The traditional glass-glass (GG) touchscreen technology was once thought to be heading towards elimination from the IT industry as Apple, a major supporter of the technology, turned to other touchscreen technology for its new mobile devices. Compared to film-type touch panels, GG-based touch panels...
High resolution displays, Ultra HD OLED panels featured at SID 2014
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 9, 21:54
At SID 2014, panel makers showed noticeable shifts to higher resolution technology for large-size products including Ultra HD OLED TV panels, compared to Full HD OLED panels that were on display the previous year, according to Digitimes Research.
LED bulb prices in China up sequentially in May
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 6, 14:05
May average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent) in the China market rose 4.2% on month to CNY37.4 (US$5.90), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent) increased 2.7% to CNY45.80, according to Digitimes Research.
HP, Acer see on-month shipment growth top 60% in May
TAIWAN ICT | Jun 4, 21:23
Global top-five brand vendors together and top-three ODMs combined both enjoyed over 25% on-month rebounds in May shipments with Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer both seeing over 60% growth. The two brand vendors' strong performance also boosted shipments for their ODM partners Quanta Computer and Compal...
Global MOCVD shipments to grow 25.7-54.1% in 2014
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 30, 14:07
With the LED chipmakers expanding production capacities to meet growing demand for lighting applications, 186-228 MOCVD sets will be shipped globally in 2014, rising 25.7-54.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Tablet AP shipments in China increase 11.2% sequentially in 2Q14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 27, 14:53
Shipments of tablet-use application processors (AP) in China grew 11.2% sequentially and 40% on year in the second quarter of 2014, buoyed by a rebound in demand for tablets in the China market as well as in overseas markets. Notably, the market for tablets with phone functions is expected to continue...
Microsoft turns focus back to large-size Surface
GLOBAL TABLET | May 27, 12:21
Microsoft unveiled its third-generation Surface on May 20 2014. Instead of the long-rumored 7.5-inch Surface Mini, the software giant released the 12-inch Surface Pro. Digitimes Research believes the company has turned its focus back to large-size models that enable better productivity.
LCD TV pricing rises in May
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 26, 15:13
The average pricing for LCD TVs sold in the market during May 2014 was up at large as vendors continued to release new units, according to Digitimes Research.
Apple biggest winner in China 4G smartphone sales in 1Q14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 23, 11:56
Shipments of smartphones in the China market declined 6.4% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014 as consumers delayed plans for the purchase of new phones or replacements, given that handset vendors have postponed the release of sub-CNY1,000 (US$160) 4G models to the second quarter due to a high...
Top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 ODMs see shipments drop in April
TAIWAN ICT | May 22, 12:23
The global top-5 notebook brand vendors' combined shipments in April dropped 24% on month and 3% on year, while shipments of the top-3 ODMs dropped 15% on month and 9% on year, according to the latest figures from Digitimes Research. Most vendors replenished their inventories during March, and reduced...
Developments in the tablet market in May
GLOBAL TABLET | May 20, 12:11
Samsung Electronics and Lenovo, both of which have ambitious goals for tablet shipments for 2014, both released new tablets in May 2014. Pricing of the new tablet from Samsung is still far higher than those of its competitors and is expected to impact the Korea-based vendor's shipment performance.
LTE users to reach 335 million in 2014
TAIWAN ICT | May 20, 11:55
Japan- and Korea-based operators have been aggressively promoting their LTE services. Their counterparts In Latin America and Europed have also been accelerating the process towards commercialization for LTE. The number of LTE users worldwide surpassed 200 million in 2013, up 130 million from 2012...