Non-gaming VR applications showcased at CES 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 22, 15:08
VR (virtual reality) devices showcased at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) highlighted many applications beyond gaming to include education, medical care, social networking and industrial design, according to Digitimes Research.
CSP LED devices a foucs at Lighting Japan 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 21, 11:14
At the Lighting Japan 2016 exhibition in Tokyo during January 13-15, CSP (chip scale package) LEDs were a major focus. There were CSP LEDs developed by Japan-based GeneLite for smartphone backlighting, Osram's for LED light bulbs and Rohm's for automotive direction indicators, according to Digitimes...
MediaTek facing challenges from mobile AP market in 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 19, 21:32
MediaTek is currently a major mobile application processor (AP) supplier in China and is enjoy high shares in the country's smartphone and tablet AP markets; however, lacking clients from western countries, the company is only able to achieve limited growth in its share of the worldwide AP market and...
Global notebook shipments in 2016 to fall 2.5% on year
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 19, 21:26
There were 157.4 million notebooks shipped globally in 2015, decreasing 9% on year, and the shipments will further slip 2.5% to 153.5 million units in 2016, according to Digitimes Research.
HDR apparent at CES 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 19, 15:49
HDR has the most noticeable push forward from vendors in terms of TV technology at CES 2016 in addition to 8K prototypes, according to Digitimes Research.
OLED gaining traction in smart window market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 13, 14:45
According to Digitimes Research, Suspended Particle Display (SPD) and Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technologies are facing increased competition from OLED in the smart window display industry as makers such as Samsung Display and LG Display ramp up production of transparent OLED panels.
China government further invests in panel industry
CHINA FPD | Jan 11, 16:05
The China government as of December 2015 finalized investments of CNY1.7 billion (US$257.73 million) in China-based panel maker BOE and CNY1 billion in China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) in order to foster the nation's panel industry and further create competitive supply chain solutions,...
Smart TVs gain focus in smart home developments
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 11, 15:09
According to Digitimes Research, there were several developments that occurred in the smart home family segment throughout the end of 2015 into early 2016. Samsung Electronics announced that its entire 2016 Smart TV line-up will be Internet of Things (IoT) ready and connected with the SmartThings platform...
Intel sees weak mobile solution shipments in 2015
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Jan 8, 16:25
Although Intel achieved a good market share in the tablet market in 2014 with an aggressive subsidy strategy, its overall shipments in 2015 only performed moderately instead of seeing strong growth as expected due to it cutting tablet solution subsidies and unsatisfactory smartphone solution shipments...
Apple iPhone 6s/6s Plus expected to see 5-10% on-year decline in 1Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 8, 10:57
Apple's iPhone shipments are expected to have registered single-digit percentage growth on year in the fourth quarter of 2015, but shipments are likely to drop 5.2-10.1% on year in the first quarter of 2016 as sales of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus both performed weaker than expected, according to Digitimes...
December 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices up in China market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 7, 14:38
December average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in the China market increased 18.5% on month to CNY32.7 (US$4.9), while that for 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) rose 0.6% to CNY33.7, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan touch panel makers see increased shipments in 4Q15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 6, 15:56
Taiwan makers' shipments of touch panels used in handset and notebook applications increased 21% and 33.9% respectively in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research. Shipments for tablet applications increased only 4.7% due to weak product demand from customers, except Amazon.
Korea pushing new in-cell touch panel developments
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 4, 13:56
The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM) under the South Korea Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning has reached one micron level electronic linewidth used in roll-to-roll printing, which will help push Korean makers' in-cell touch panel developments used in large-size and flexible...
BOE large-size panel shipments to rise 43% in 2015
CHINA FPD | Dec 25, 11:56
While global large-size TFT-LCD panel shipments and revenues in 2015 are expected to decrease on year, China-based maker BOE Technology will see its large-size panel shipments and consolidated revenues for the year increase 43% and 37% respectively, according to Digitimes Research.
3GPP R12 enhances FDD/TD-LTE
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 24, 14:12
The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) in March 2015 ended specification of Release 12 (R12) standards which enabled seamless switching between FDD and TD under LTE Advanced, strengthened communication performance of LTE Small Cells and provided preliminary definitions and standards for IoT...
South Korea-based ETRI developing transparent display technologies
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 21, 15:17
South Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has been developing guest-host LCD and polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC), two new transparent display technologies based on doping red, green, blue and black dyestuff, and expects to finish development in February 2016,...