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Trends and shipment forecast for 2H 2012 smartphone market
Special Report | August 3, 2012
Global smartphone shipments will top 630 million units in 2012, representing on-year growth of 35%, which is more more moderate annual growth than seen in previous years. Smartphone shipments in 2010 and 2011 both enjoyed growth of more than 60%. Growth will decelerate in 2012 due to the high base, as well as a slowdown in consumer spending in Western Europe.
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Trends and shipment forecast for 2H 2012 tablet market
In the second half of 2012, poor global economic growth is having a more significant impact on the global market for branded tablets than had previously been anticipated. Digitimes Research therefore remains conservative about the prospects for the period, with half-year shipments projected to reach 49.18 million units and whole-year shipments being revised downward to 88.69 million units. Apple, the Google-Asus Nexus 7, Amazon and Microsoft are expected to account for more than 76% of the market and will reach 38.5 million units.
2H 2012 notebook market trends and shipment forecast
Special Report | July 27, 2012
Global economic turmoil has seriously impacted growth in the PC market and it will remain weak (2Q-3Q) leading up to the launch of Windows 8, whose initial benefit will mainly be satisfying delayed demand from the third quarter. For the year, global shipments will reach 207 million, a growth rate of only 2.1% from 2011. Lenovo, Asustek Computer, Apple and Samsung will all achieve a strong performance to help them gain market share in the second half of the year, while HP and Dell will face a decline with Acer expected to maintain its ranking.
Trends in the upstream LED industry
Special Report | July 9, 2012
The entire LED lighting supply chain can be divided into the following segments: rare earth, MOCVD equipment, sapphire ingots and substrates, LED chips, LED packaging, and LED lighting fixtures. This Digitimes Special Report focuses on the upstream segments including rare earth elements for producing phosphor powder material, MOCVD equipment (for manufacturing LED wafers), sapphire ingots and substrates. The upstream segments are important as they are the indicators for future developments of the industry.
China smartphone market 2012: Trends and analysis
Special Report | July 3, 2012
The China handset market has exhibited strong growth, with the total number of mobile users in the country reaching 980 million people according to figures from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), an increase of 130 million over the 2010 figure. Digitimes Research estimates that mobile user numbers could top 1.13 billion in 2012. This Digitimes Special Report examines the main international and local players in the China smartphone market with a special emphasis on expected Apple iPhone shipments in China in 2012.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2012
FPD Report | June 20, 2012
Taiwan's LCD monitor shipments declined 7.3% sequentially and 16.4% on year to 25.45 million units in the first quarter of 2012.
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 1Q 2012
FPD Report | June 13, 2012
Taiwan's large-size TFT LCD panel shipments decreased 2.62% sequentially and 3.37% on year to 62.96 million units in the first quarter of 2012.
Greater China mobile solutions - From silicon to software
Special Report | June 8, 2012
The China mobile market has developed rapidly, with smartphone shipments reaching 69 million units in 2011 and tablet shipments soaring from around one million in 2010 to some 10 million in 2011, and potentially exceeding 20 million units in 2012. As consumer spending power increases, local vendors are focusing on more market tiers and makers have begun to make a play for the high-end market.
AMOLED panel market forecast 2012-2014
Special Report | May 31, 2012
Approximately 178 million handsets will have AMOLED panels this year and the number will increase to 465 million by 2014. While AMOLEDs are becoming increasingly popular, production remains a concern and is dominated by Korean makers, with Samsung's SMD dominating the small- and medium size market and LGD set to lead the market for large-size OLED TV panels. This Special Report compares and contrasts the different technologies used by industry players, as well as looking at the developments and plans of makers in Japan, Taiwan and China.
Taiwan digital cameras – 1Q 2012
ICT Report | May 30, 2012
Taiwan shipped 10.95 million digital cameras in the first quarter of 2012, down 9.8% on quarter and 11.8% on year.
Research press releases
Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC shipments rise 22% in 1Q13
Digitimes Research: Europe solar trade tariffs may slow down market growth
Digitimes Research: Rising mobile device demand drives TSMC, UMC wafer shipment growth in 2Q13
The European Union (EU) plans to announce the details of its anti-subsidy tariff against China-based solar firms on June 6, 2013. The tariff is expected...
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...
IN THE NEWS
Shipments of LCD driver ICs by Taiwan-based IC design houses for the first quarter of 2013 grew 21.6% from a year ago to NT$20.18 billion (US$673.8 million)...
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...