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Silicon Works expands presence in global LCD driver IC market
Press release | March 19, 2013
South Korea-based Silicon Works saw revenues from the LCD driver IC segment jump by over 100% in 2012, according to Digitimes Research in a recent report, which found that its fellow Taiwan-based peers managed growth of only 0-16%.
Digitimes Research: South Korea sets 2013 new solar installation target at 230MW
In the beginning of 2012, the South Korea government adopted the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) policy. Due to falling prices of related equipment, firms have been participating eagerly. South Korea-based industry sources estimate that the PV system installation goal of 220MW was 70% achieved.
Digitimes Research: Smartphone sales to reach 329 million in China in 2013
Press release | March 18, 2013
There will be 329 million smartphones sold in the China market in 2013, hiking 67.0% from 2012 due to large growth in the total number of 3G subscribers, while sales of feature phones will drop 39.9% to 146 million units, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: Samsung, LG, Sony Mobile aim to ramp up smartphone sales in emerging markets
Press release | March 15, 2013
Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications demonstrated different product strategies for their smartphone businesses at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013, but they all aim to ramp up sales in emerging markets, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: China-based Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo eager to expand to overseas smartphone markets
Press release | March 13, 2013
Benefiting from an explosive growth in demand for smartphones in China since 2012, Huawei Device, ZTE and Lenovo have managed to outperform rivals in terms of shipment volumes in the local market; they are now eager to expand their overseas sales by showcasing their latest mobile devices at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: Global touch panel shipments for smartphones remain strong in 1Q13 due to demand in China
Press release | March 11, 2013
China-based makers' touch panel shipments for handsets are expected to reach 125 million units in the first quarter of 2013, up 5.9% sequentially, largely due to demand for smartphones in China, according to Digitimes Research's estimation.
Digitimes Research: Financial woes at Sharp to give Samsung extended reach in the TV market
Press release | March 8, 2013
Samsung Electronics' recent investment of US$110 million in Japan-based Sharp can be seen from a number of angles, most notably Sharp's dire need to salvage itself from the brink of bankruptcy.
Digitimes Research: Notebook brand vendors and ODMs see shipments drop in February
Press release | March 7, 2013
Due to fewer working days in February and persistently weak demand in the notebook market, the top-3 notebook ODMs saw their combined shipments for the month drop 18% sequentially and the global top-5 notebook brand vendors also suffered a combined shipment drop of 7%, according to findings by Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: High-brightness LED market output value to grow 15.8% on year in 2013
The global output value of high-brightness LEDs in 2013 is predicted to reach US$11.29 billion, representing an on-year growth rate of 15.8%. Increasing demand for LED lighting applications is the reason for the anticipated growth in market output value.
Digitimes Research: US, India continue to promote solar with policies
Press release | February 27, 2013
As solar markets in Europe are growing slowly, emerging solar markets have become the focus.
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 1Q13 down sequentially, up on year
There were 31.93 million tablets shipped globally during the first quarter of 2013, decreasing on quarter by 26.1% but increasing on year by 66.1%, according...
Digitimes Research: Global top-5 notebook brands see over 20% shipment drop in April
Global top-5 notebook brands together suffered a more than 20% on-month shipment drop in April, while top-3 ODMs together had a drop of 14% due to most...
Digitimes Research: Taiwan small- to medium-size TFT LCD panel shipments to rise nearly 10% in 2Q13
Taiwan-based TFT LCD panel makers' small- to medium-size panel shipments are expected to reach 384 million units in the second quarter of 2013, up 9.9%...
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Digitimes Research: Rising mobile device demand drives TSMC, UMC wafer shipment growth in 2Q13
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) both saw their wafer shipments increase sequentially in April 2013,...
Digitimes Research: Battery technologies regain focus as energy storage demand rises
Demand for energy storage continues to rise and lithium-ion batteries are a common choice. However, due to prices, safety and energy storage, many substitutes...
Digitimes Research: LED light bulb prices in Japan fall in April
April 2013 prices of 40W and 60W retrofit LED light bulbs in Japan were JPY1,743/unit (US$17.25/unit) and JPY2,357/unit, respectively, showing an on-month...
Digitimes Research: Sapphire 2-inch substrate prices to be around US$8/unit in 2013
Over-investment has caused rising inventories in the sapphire industry. Although demand has been returning in the first-half of 2013, to reduce inventories,...