Cree lowers 2Q15 forecast revenues due to keen competition
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 21, 11:30
Cree has lowered its revenues forecast for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 (the second quarter of calendar year 2015), including a big decrease by US$35 million attributable to LED devices which consisted of US$27 million reduction in total inventory value of channels and US$8 million short of original...
Taiwan large-size LCD panel shipments drop for third consecutive quarter
TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Jul 20, 21:51
Taiwan large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panel shipments totaled 57.93 million in the second quarter of 2015, down 3.7% on quarter and down 14.2% on year. The decline represents the third consecutive quarter where makers saw a sequential decline, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan 3Q15 notebook shipments expected to drop 12.2% on year
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 16, 22:15
Taiwan-based ODMs will ship an estimated 32.067 million notebooks (not including detachable hybrid models) during the third quarter of 2015, accounting for 81.6% of the global total and increasing 2.4% on quarter but decreasing 12.2% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Vendors focusing on 29-inch monitors in July
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 16, 14:25
The July home electronics segment has seen several developments, namely new 29-inch monitor releases from LG Electronics and Lenovo, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan 2Q15 notebook shipments up on quarter, down on year
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 14, 22:32
Taiwan-based ODMs shipped an estimated 31.302 million notebooks (not including detachable hybrid models) during the second quarter of 2015, accounting for 81.7% of the global total and increasing 6.6% on quarter but decreasing 10.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Touch IC developers turning to fingerprint sensors
CHINA FPD | Jul 14, 15:04
With China handset brand vendors starting to launch flagship products with fingerprint sensors in the second half of 2014, touch controller IC players who have seen thinning profitability have been aggressively developing fingerprint sensor solutions.
Intel processor shipments rely on Windows tablets for growth
GLOBAL TABLET | Jul 7, 15:47
Observing the Intel mobile platform's development in the non-Android tablet market, Digitimes Research expects Windows tablets to replace Android tablets and become Intel's new focus. Intel's Education Tablet, which achieved success in the education sector in 2014, is also expected to benefit the CPU...
LED bulb prices drop in China market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 7, 10:58
Average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 12.1% sequentially to CNY34.3 (US$5.6) in June, while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) also saw a decline by 14.5% to CNY33.7, according to Digitimes Research.
China makers expanding production for wearable displays
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 2, 20:48
In an effort to secure flexible display orders from China-based wearables vendors, China's panel makers are increasing investments in AMOLED and PMOLED technologies, with aim of increasing production and securing more market share in early 2017, according to Digitimes Research.
LED makers extend development to IR, UV applications
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 30, 11:10
An international LED forum held in Taiwan in mid-June showed that makers have extended development and production from general lighting to IR (infrared), UV (ultraviolet) chips, and high-end automotive lighting, according to Digitimes Research.
Japan has potential demand for UAVs
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 29, 21:28
While Japan is less active than the US, Europe and China in promoting application of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), the UAV industry is significantly developing following the establishment of Japan UAS (unmanned aircraft system) Industry Development Association (JUIDA) in October 2014 and there is...
Cree to downsize LED capacity due to price competition from China makers
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 26, 11:26
US-based Cree will spend US$85 million to restructure its LED device business through reducing total production capacity for LED chips. The move is mainly due to negative impact price competition from China-based LED makers, according to Digitimes Research.
White-box players pushing 10.1-inch Windows tablets
GLOBAL TABLET | Jun 25, 14:42
During a survey of southern China's white-box tablet supply chain recently, Digitimes Research found that Intel will not be able to supply its Cherry Trail-based solutions to white-box players until the end of the third quarter. Most white-box players will only be able to use Bay Trail-T CR solutions...