Worldwide notebook shipments grow sequentially in 3Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 20, 12:32
Worldwide notebook shipments (not including 2-in-1 devices) increased 8.6% sequentially in the third quarter thanks to growing demand from the enterprise sector, vendors preparing for the year-end holidays, and increasing Chromebook shipments. The third-quarter shipments were down 4.1% on year.
Worldwide notebook shipments to drop 7.2% in 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 18, 14:57
Worldwide notebook shipments are expected to drop 7.2% on year to reach less than 150 million units in 2016 because Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade program caused many consumers to postpone their new PC purchasing plans, while Apple's late releases of its new MacBooks will be another reason for...
Taiwan top-3 foundries see combined revenues rise in 3Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 18, 11:13
Combined revenues of Taiwan's top-3 foundries - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) - are estimated to be US$9.36 billion in the third quarter of 2016, up 14.3% sequentially and 18.5% on year, according to Digitimes...
Japan electronic medical records market value to reach JPY259.4 billion in 2018
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 17, 15:39
Viewing that 82.5% of large hospitals with 400 or more beds in Japan have adopted electronic medical records, leading vendors of digital medical systems including NEC, Fujitsu and Hitachi have focused promotions on small- to medium-size hospitals, and consequently, Japan's electronic medical records...
Nichia tops LED packaging service providers in 1H16 revenues
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 14, 11:16
Among LED packaging service providers around the world, Japan-based Nichia ranked first in LED revenues for the first half of 2016 with JPY126.58 billion (US$1.248 billion), followed by Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics with US$449.6 million, Germany-based Osram Opto Semiconductors with US$442.9 million,...
Taiwan makers to ship 37.65 million LCD TVs in 2017
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 13, 11:24
Taiwan-based ODMs, OEMs and OBMs (own-brand manufacturers) will ship 37.65 million LCD TVs in 2017, increasing 6.4% on year and taking up 17.2% of global total, according to Digitimes Research.
Samsung Note 7 issues may help Apple to regain number-1 crown in 4Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 11, 20:44
With a series of battery fires reported with Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 and its latest announcement telling customers to turn off the smartphones immediately to prevent further incidents, Digitimes Research senior analyst Luke Lin expects the move to seriously impact Samsung's overall smartphone production...
Global small- to mid-size LCD panel shipments to slip at CAGR -4.6% in 2017-2021
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 11, 15:02
As Samsung Display, LG Display and Japan Display have shut down mostly 5G to 6G TFT-LCD lines to gradually expand AMOLED production capacity since the beginning of 2015, global shipments of small- to medium-size LCD panels will continue decreasing from 2.647 billion panels in 2017 to 2.189 billion...
Japan allows use of electronic rear-view mirrors
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 4, 11:52
Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) on June 17, 2016 approved the use of electronic rear-view mirrors, mainly consisting of cameras and displays, in place of traditional models in automobiles, making Japan the first country to adopt the technology around the world,...
Cellular IoT may have limited opportunities for mobile telecom carriers
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 30, 14:59
As mobile communication markets are approaching saturation, cellular IoT is expected to bring new business opportunities and revenue growth for mobile telecom carriers. But development of cellular IoT may not be optimistic, mainly because ARPU for cellular IoT services will be much lower than for mobile...
Global average LTE-based data transfer speed rises unnoticeable
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 28, 23:27
While the number of LTE networks around the world is steadily on the rise, improvements in LTE-based download speeds have been relatively unmoved; for example, the global average speed of 13.5Mbps in the fourth quarter of 2015 rose by only 3.1Mbps from three years ago based on surveys by UK-based OpenSignal,...
China starts tightening up control on third-party payment service companies
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 26, 16:51
The enactment of the administrative measures on non-financial institutions by the People's Bank of China (PBOC) in 2010 has since then resulted in a proliferation of more than 200 third-party payment service companies in China. However, a number of financial risk indexes in China have climbed along...
TD-LTE development faces disadvantages
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 26, 16:02
Development of TD-LTE, in comparison with that of FDD LTE, has been faced with some disadvantages, mainly because few globally first-tier mobile telecom carriers have adopted the technology, 80% of TD-LTE subscribers around the world are in China, and total bandwidth of frequency band units assigned...
Worldwide notebook shipment update - August 2016
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Sep 23, 14:19
The top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 notebook ODMs saw their combined shipments rise 27% and 31% on month, respectively in August thanks to inventory preparation for the year-end holidays in Europe and North America, Windows 10's annual update, and mass shipments of Intel's Kaby Lake processors.
Notebook players see August shipments up on month
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 21, 15:51
The top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 notebook ODMs saw their shipments rise 27% and 31% on month in August thanks to inventory preparation for the year-end holidays in Europe and North America, Windows 10's annual upgrade, and mass shipments of Intel's Kaby Lake processors.
Collaborative robots to drive Industry 4.0 smart manufacturing
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 20, 14:16
Buoyed by increasing investments by makers and rising popularity in use, collaborative robots, which are designed to promote collaborative operations between human being and machines, are expected to become a major force to push forward Industry 4.0 smart manufacturing, according to Digitimes Resear...
7W and 9W LED light bulb pricing headed in different directions in China
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 12, 21:10
August 2016 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased 6.4% from June to CNY26.5 (US$4.0), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) decreased 13.4% to CNY26.6, according to Digitimes Research.
Touch Taiwan 2016 becomes main stage for Taiwan display panel makers
TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Sep 12, 21:07
The exhibition at Touch Taiwan has been beyond touch panels and technology, for Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers AU Optronics (AUO), Innolux and Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) showcased various display panels at the Touch Taiwan 2016...