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Apple refocuses on 9.7-inch iPad in 2H14

GLOBAL TABLET | Sep 9, 11:36

With Apple showing more aggressiveness in producing its new 9.7-inch iPad, its overall iPad shipments in the third quarter of 2014 are expected to return to the growth trend.

US$30 to be competitive price for 5.5-inch sapphire covers to be adopted by smartphone vendors other than Apple in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 5, 15:39

Whether major smartphone vendors follow Apple to adopt sapphire-screen covers will hinge on cost, and US$30 for a 5.5-inch sapphire-cover will be a competitive price in 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

3G to take up 53.1% of mobile communication users in ASEAN in 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 5, 15:24

The total number of mobile communication subscribers in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market will reach 744.3 million in 2016, with 3G to account for 53.1%, 2G for 39.9% and 4G for 7%, according to Digitimes Research.

Miui, CyanogenMod and Fire OS to become mainstream Android OS systems

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Sep 4, 14:05

Mobile platforms based on forks of Android, including Miui developed Xiaomi Technology, CyanogenMod, and Fire OS by Amazon, are likely to become three mainstream Android-based operating systems, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan smartphone makers see dropping orders from Amazon, Microsoft Mobile and Facebook in 2014

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Sep 3, 16:07

Taiwan handset makers originally expected to continue receiving orders for Lumia series products from Microsoft Mobile and also acquire new orders from Amazon and Facebook in 2014, but according to the latest upstream information acquired by Digitimes Research, Taiwan makers were not able to land orders...

Samsung, Lenovo cutting tablet prices in the US market

GLOBAL TABLET | Sep 3, 14:53

Samsung Electronics and Lenovo have recently started a wave of price cuts for their tablets in the US market. Samsung offered price cuts for its 7- and 10-inch models, but their prices are still higher than those of its competitors. Lenovo reduced the price of its 8- and 10-inch entry-level tablets,...

Kickstarter wearables expand presence in sleep tracking industry

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 2, 14:46

Several companies, and their related new wearable device concepts, have finished fund raising using the Kickstarter platform, with these devices being split into two major categories: devices that can help users sleep - such as NeuroOn, Aurora and Sense; and devices that can alert users to fatigue...

China smartphone vendors turning to retail and online channels for better profits

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Sep 2, 14:12

Because telecom carriers in China have sharply reduced subsidies to smartphone purchasing, China-based smartphone vendors, which used to cooperate tightly with telecom carriers and adopted a strategy of flooding the market with multiple smartphone models, are turning to marketing through retail and...

Proportion of HDMI/DisplayPort technology in LCD monitors increases 7.5pp in August

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 1, 15:36

Nearly 70% of LCD monitors sold in August 2014 in the markets of US, UK, Germany, Japan and China, were equipped with HDMI/DisplayPort technology, up 7.5pp on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Korea kicks off semiconductor development projects

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 1, 14:35

Aiming at becoming the world's second largest system IC producer in 2025, Korea has mapped out a seven-point development project to develop related IC products, including core architecture of application processors, power management (PWM) ICs, SoC (system on chip) solutions and integrated software,...

Japan sees growing investment in R&D for care-giving robots

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 26, 12:28

Due to subsidies offered by Japan central and local governments, there has been increasing investment in R&D for care-giving robots. For example, 21 companies have engaged in the development of robotic care-giving devices particularly for use by Alzheimer disease patents, with Paro (personal robot)...

All-in-one PC shipments to decline in 2014

TAIWAN ICT | Aug 26, 12:11

Desktop shipments are expected to enjoy growth in 2014 with Microsoft ending its support for Windows XP, but the all-in-one PC market, which focuses mainly on the consumer market and did not start enjoying demand until recent years, may not be able to benefit from the growth.

GTAT estimated to supply up to 1.35-2.25 million 5.5-inch iPhone sapphire covers in 2014

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 22, 10:55

US-based GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), the exclusive sapphire supplier for Apple, is estimated to supply enough sapphire to make covers for up to 1.35-2.25 million 5.5-inch iPhones by the end of 2014 based on the progress of GTAT's sapphire production ramp, according to Digitimes Research.

Entry-level smartphone may help Amazon extend e-commerce reach

X | Aug 21, 22:01

Amazon released its mid-range to high-end Fire Phone in late-July 2014, looking to attract consumers to shop through Amazon's e-commerce platform with the phone's built-in Firefly technology, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan LCD monitor shipments grow in 2Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 20, 22:08

Taiwan LCD monitor makers' shipments reached 22.14 million in the second quarter of 2014, up 10% on quarter and 0.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Top-6 Taiwan LCD driver IC companies post revenue gains in 2Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 20, 10:55

Revenues for the six main LCD driver IC companies in Taiwan reached NT$28.18 billion (US$940.04 million) in the second quarter of 2014, up 13.1% on quarter and 4.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Revenues of top-3 Taiwan foundry houses to leap 13% on quarter in 3Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 20, 10:37

Combined revenues of the top-three Taiwan-based foundry houses are expected to top US$8.47 billion in the third quarter of 2014, increasing 13.4% from the previous quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Japan household appliance makers rolling out HEMS compatible products

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 18, 15:44

While major Japan-based household appliance suppliers, including Toshiba, Sharp, Panasonic and Mitsubishi Denki, have already made the controls and operations of their smart household appliance systems through smartphones as standards, sales of smart household appliances compatible with home energy...

July LED bulb prices grow in China market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 18, 11:02

July average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased by 5.2% sequentially to CNY36.3 (US$5.9), while the 9W segment (equivalent to 60W incandescent) also saw a 8.3% increase to CNY50.9, according to Digitimes Research.

Tablet market facing growing pains in 2014

GLOBAL TABLET | Aug 15, 15:34

After facing a second quarter where overall shipment results came in below expectations, tablet vendors are expected to see a rebound in the third quarter, with global shipments increasing 23.8% on quarter, according to data from the latest Digitimes Research Tracker service. Worldwide tablet shipments...

Taiwan makers to ship 134.7 million large-size panels in 2H14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 15, 14:21

Taiwan-based makers will ship 134.7 million large-size (9-inch and above) TFT-LCD panels in the second half of 2014, up 3.8% from the first half, according to Digitimes Research.

Singapore tops ASEAN countries in LTE subscriptions

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 13, 19:36

Fifteen mobile telecom carriers in seven ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries had started LTE commercial operations as of the end of the second quarter of 2014, and Singapore ranked first with LTE subscribers accounting for nearly 30% of all mobile communication subscriptions, according...

Foxconn stands chance of winning Mexico government LCD TV procurement orders

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 13, 19:34

The Mexico government will hold an open bid to procure 13.7 million LCD TVs over three years as part of a subsidy program for low-income families in line with the digitization of terrestrial TV broadcasts. Foxconn Electronics stands a considerably large chance of winning the procurement orders, and...

South Korea 2Q14 memory production value hits record

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 12, 20:23

Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix posted total production value of KRW10.73 trillion (US$10.41 billion) for DRAM and NAND flash in the second quarter of 2014, the highest quarterly figures on record, according to Digitimes Research.

White-box vendors ship 22.3 million tablets in 2Q14

X | Aug 12, 20:20

White-box vendors shipped 22.3 million tablets globally in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 9.3% sequentially, according to Digitimes Research.

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