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Global tablet shipments in 1Q16 estimated at 44.89 million units

GLOBAL TABLET | May 13, 10:53

There were an estimated 44.89 million tablets shipped globally during the first quarter of 2016, falling 31.3% on quarter and 12.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung, Hynix capex for memory to fall in 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 12, 15:55

Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix will both lower their total capex for memory ICs in 2016, according to Digitimes Research. During the year, both companies will focus on migrating to 18nm process technology for the manufacture of DRAM chips and ramping up their 3D NAND flash capacities.

China makers showcase Ultra HD TV panels at CITE 2016

CHINA FPD | May 11, 14:41

At the China Information Technology Expo (CITE) 2016 in Shenzhen, southern China, during April 8-10, China-based TFT-LCD panel makers focused on exhibiting Ultra HD TV panels, including BOE Technology's 98-inch 7680 by 4320 (8kx4k) model and 82-inch 10240 by 4320 (10kx4k), according to Digitimes Res...

Worldwide notebook shipments to grow 9.7% sequentially in 2Q16, but still down 10% on year

RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 9, 21:38

With brand vendors ready to launch new products for the second quarter, Chromebook to see strong shipment growth and Xiaomi to begin shipping its new notebook later in May, worldwide notebook shipments are expected to grow 9.7% sequentially in the second quarter, but will still see close to 10% drop...

Over 104 million smartphones shipped in China market in 1Q16

CHINA SMARTPHONE | May 9, 21:33

There were 104.7 million smartphones shipped in the China market during the first quarter of 2016, slipping 11.2% on quarter but growing 20.1% on year and accounting for 33.8% of global total, according to Digitimes Research.

China vendors ship 128.6 million smartphones globally in 1Q16

CHINA SMARTPHONE | May 5, 19:54

China-based vendors shipped 128.6 million smartphones globally in the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 20.2% on quarter but increasing 33.3% on year and accounting for 41.5% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan makers ship 49.42 million large-size TFT-LCD panels in 1Q16

TAIWAN LCD PANEL | May 4, 21:32

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers shipped 49.42 million large-size (9-inch and above) panels during the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 17.8% on quarter and 17.9% on year and accounting for 33% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan sees decreased 1Q16 shipments of small- to medium-size panels

TAIWAN LCD PANEL | May 3, 21:21

Taiwan-based makers shipped 270.477 million small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels in the first quarter of 2016, slipping 4.8% on quarter and 6.2% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan makers ship 7.35 million LCD TVs in 1Q16

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Apr 28, 20:50

Taiwan-based makers shipped 7.35 million LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 28.2% on quarter and 1.7% on year. 62.2% of shipments were ODM/OEM orders and 37.8% OBM, according to Digitimes Research.

Nichia tops LED packagers in 2015 revenues

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 27, 14:35

Japan-based Nichia continued to rank the number one LED packaging service provider globally in 2015 with related revenues reaching US$2.72 billion, or about 200% higher than those generated by the second to fourth largest vendors, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan makers ship over 19 million LCD monitors in 1Q16

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Apr 26, 22:24

Taiwan-based ODMs, OEMs and OBMs together shipped 19.041 million LCD monitors in the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 10.6% on quarter but increasing 3.7% on year and accounting for 66.9% of global total, according to Digitimes Research.

Global user base for fixed-line access to Internet growing slower than that for mobile access

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 25, 21:32

The global number of subscribers of fixed-line broadband access to the Internet increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7% during 2008-2014, while the corresponding CAGR for mobile broadband access to the Internet was 35.1%, according to Digitimes Research.

Car-use image sensor market to grow to US$900 million by 2020

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 25, 16:00

Sony is the largest CMOS image sensor vendor worldwide and its products mainly go to the consumer sector. Weakening demand for smartphone has impacted the business's recent performances, but Sony has been strengthening its car-use image sensor technology after acquiring Toshiba's image sensor plants...

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...

China makers to ship over 167 million touch panels in 1Q16

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Mar 29, 21:57

China-based makers will ship an estimated 167.294 million touch panels in the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 22.0% on quarter but increasing 17.2% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

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.

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