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Global smartphone industry, 2012 forecast
Special Report | December 22, 2011
Global smartphone shipments are forecast to top 464 million units in 2011, with Apple being the top ranking vendor in terms of shipment volume, followed by Samsung Electronics and Nokia. However, Samsung Electronics will overtake Apple in 2012 to be the world's largest vendor by volume, while HTC will be third-ranked unseating Nokia. Rounding out the Top 10 will be: RIM in fifth place, followed by Huawei, Sony, ZTE, LG Electronics and Motorola Mobility. This Digitimes Special Report analyzes the key trends in the market and provides a detailed forecast of each of the Top 10 vendors in the smartphone market.
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Taiwan LCD TVs–3Q 2011
FPD Report | December 19, 2011
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments unexpectedly experienced a 4.8% sequential decline in the third quarter of 2011 as market demand remained sluggish.
Niche DRAM market analysis and prospects for 2012
Special Report | December 16, 2011
Since 2009, niche DRAM has been one of the rising stars in the memory sector, with bit growth soaring over 70% annually and outpacing standard DRAM growth. This Digitimes Special Report looks at the three major niche DRAM segments - mobile DRAM, specialty DRAM and graphics DRAM - with regard to applications, technology and market forecasts for 2012 and 2013.Technology roadmaps of the major memory makers, such as Samsung, Hynix, Elpida and Micron, as well as Taiwan makers such as Nanya, Etron, Winbond and Powerchip, are analyzed and compared.
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 3Q 2011
FPD Report | December 12, 2011
Taiwan's large-size LCD panel (9-inch and above) shipments were lower-than-expected in third-quarter 2011, increasing only 0.92% sequentially. Although demand from the China market was relatively significant in the third quarter, overall shipments were weak.
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD – 3Q 2011
FPD Report | December 1, 2011
Taiwan's small- to medium- size panel shipments saw a higher-than-expected sequential growth in the third quarter of 2011. In spite of the weak economy in the US and Europe, demand for small- to medium- size panels, especially handset applications, had a big recovery in the third quarter because clients' inventories were running low.
Overview of China's LED chip industry
Special Report | November 24, 2011
Thanks to a MOCVD subsidy programs, China is the global center of MOCVD equipment demand, accounting for 57% of shipments in 2011, helping the local LED industry gradually improve its global standing. However, the country's LED chip manufacturers remain an extremely mixed bag in terms of competitiveness. The 12th FYP aims to remedy this situation by consolidating the industry into a handful of serious competitors, namely Sanan, Electech, Tsinghua Tongfang, Silan Azure, Epilight and Changelight.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2011
FPD Report | November 21, 2011
Taiwan's LCD monitor shipments decreased 0.9% sequentially in the third quarter, due to lower shipments from CMI, as demand in developed markets remained weak.
China PV industry development, by region
Special Report | November 14, 2011
While Beijing has encouraged regional governments to develop the nation's solar PV industry, growth has been dramatic, as each local region attempts to develop its own industry clusters and supply chain. Solar wafer capacity in China will grow by 81% in 2011 to reach 35GWp, accounting for 67% of global capacity, while solar cell capacity will reach 37.3GWp. China's solar PV capacity alone will exceed total global demand. This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the regional solar strategies employed in China and the development of local players affecting the global PV market.
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2011
ICT Report | November 11, 2011
Taiwan's handset shipments only saw a single-digit sequential growth in the third quarter of 2011.
Taiwan notebooks – 3Q 2011
Taiwan's notebook shipments in September grew slightly as brand vendors restocked their inventory, but demand in the end market remained weak.
Research press releases
Digitimes Research: Global LED tube light shipments to reach 220 million units in 2013
Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC shipments rise 22% in 1Q13
Digitimes Research: Europe solar trade tariffs may slow down market growth
Global LED tube lighting shipments in 2013 will increase to 220 million units to account for 5.5% of the entire lighting market, as LED tube lights'...
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...
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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)...
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...