Taiwan large-size panel shipments down in 4Q13
TAIWAN FPD | Jan 23, 20:49
Taiwan panel makers' large-size (9-inch and above) shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013 reached 64.3 million, down 0.4% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.
China tablet-use application processor shipments continue growing in 4Q13
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Jan 21, 14:18
Shipments of tablet-use application processors in China grew 8.3% on quarter and 19.5% on year in the fourth quarter of 2013, driven by the launch of new chips for tablet vendors to roll out new models during the year-end holiday season, according to Digitimes Research.
Xiaomi to see strong competition at home, unlikely to achieve 2014 shipment target
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Jan 21, 12:03
China-based Xiaomi has announced that the company plans to ship 40 million smartphones in 2014. But Digitimes Research believes the vendor is unlikely to achieve the goal as many of its competitors have started establishing online shopping operations to sell their own-brand products with impressive...
Taiwan to ship over 34.6 million notebooks in 1Q14
TAIWAN ICT | Jan 17, 14:54
Taiwan-based ODMs/OEMs will ship 34.623 million notebooks for a global market share of 85% during the first quarter of 2014, with shipments decreasing 11.2% on quarter and 4.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Worldwide notebook shipments to grow 4.1% sequentially in 4Q13
TAIWAN ICT | Jan 15, 21:33
Because of Intel's low-price processor solutions and increased demand from both the consumer and enterprise markets, Global notebook shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013 rose 4.1% sequentially, but dropped 5.9% on year, better than Digitimes Research's original forecast.
Amazon sees weaker-than-expected Kindle Fire HDX shipments in 4Q13
GLOBAL TABLET | Jan 15, 11:42
Thanks to falling prices and satisfactory functionalities, entry-level tablets from brand vendors has been undermining demand for mid-range and high-end models, and they formed a main driver of the tablet market during the year-end shopping season in 2013. Observing Amazon's tablet promotions and related...
Global smartphone shipments to top 1.24 billion units in 2014
GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Jan 14, 14:02
Global smartphone shipments are expected to top 1.24 billion units in 2014, with Samsung Electronics, Apple, LG Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications, Lenovo, Huawei, Microsoft, ZTE, Coolpad and TCL serving as top-10 vendors, according to Digitimes Research.
In-cell touch panel technology expected to see production breakthrough in 2014
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 13, 15:31
Sharp, Japan Display and LG Display are all expected to make breakthroughs in producing TFT LCD panels with in-cell touch technology in 2014. Previously, due to production constraints with the technology panel makers were only able to produce panels around 300ppi but that resolution is expected to...
Shinodo Plasma ends production of PTA technology
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 10, 12:09
Shinodo Plasma has ended production of Plasma Tube Array (PTA) display technology as of December 2013 due to capital-related issues. The technology allows screens to have curved features in addition to thin and energy-saving features, but was unable to make an impact in the market due to high pricing...
Dual-OS 2-in-1s and Chromebooks a new hope for notebook vendors
GLOBAL TABLET | Jan 9, 15:28
Facing the fact that the notebook industry is no longer enjoying strong growth, brand vendors have been trying to transform, or are searching for new business opportunities. Observing brand vendors' latest innovations at CES 2014, Digitimes Research believes 2-in-1 devices and Chromebooks will become...
Digital home industry sees major developments occur in December 2013
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 6, 21:13
The digital home industry saw various trends continue to develop in December 2013, including Japan vendors increased focus in the southeast Asia market; the release of AllCast on Google Play; and Amazon's launch of online video services in Japan, according to Digitimes Research.
Shipment share of 8-inch tablets increases in December
GLOBAL TABLET | Jan 6, 15:00
With brand vendors aggressively investing in the second half of 2013, 8-inch tablets accounted for 15.2% of global tablet shipments in December, while Android-based tablets acquired a combined 53.2% shipment share in the month. Almost 50% of global tablets featured 2GB memory in December, helping the...
Korea tablet market being impacted by phablet products
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 3, 15:04
South Korea's tablet shipments have been dropping after reaching a peak in 2011 due to the rapid appearance of large-size smartphones and phablets, which are gradually replacing consumer demand for tablets in Korea.
China pushing fixed-line broadband network development
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Jan 3, 14:33
According to the statistics from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the number of fixed-line subscribers in China reached 185 million as of the third quarter of 2013, up only by 9% compared to the same quarter a year ago.
Notebook shipments suffer over 10% drop in December
TAIWAN ICT | Jan 2, 15:59
The global top-five notebook brand vendors and top-three ODMs, after enjoying on-month shipment growths in November, suffered on-month drops of 12% and 11% in December, respectively, better than Digitimes Research's original expectations due to extended orders from both the enterprise and consumer...
China touch panel makers continue to merge
CHINA FPD | Dec 30, 21:30
China touch panel makers are continuing to merge with one another in order to bump up their competition in the market, which has now brought down the number of touch panel makers in China from over 1,000 to roughly 500-600, according to Digitimes Research.
DSC model number drops sharply in 2013
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 30, 12:23
As demand for DSCs is waning, brand vendors are turning cautious about releasing new models. In 2013, the top-7 vendors released a total of only 81 DSC models, a sharp drop of over 40% from 2012. Fujifilm, which used to flood the market with multiple models, had a dramatic drop in the number of new...
Asustek and Apple are top-2 tablet vendors in Japan market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 30, 12:11
Asustek Computer and Apple are currently the top-2 tablet vendors in Japan. In terms of operating system, Google and Apple led the tablet market in Japan with Android and iOS together accounting for 94.4% of the sales in January-October 2013.