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Digitimes Research: Taiwan 4Q12 notebook ODM shipments up on quarter, down on year
Press release | January 15, 2013
Taiwan-based ODMs shipped 43.69 million notebooks in fourth-quarter 2012, increasing 2.5% sequentially but decreasing 3.0% on year, with their global market share reaching 90.1%, according to Digitimes Research's latest findings.
Ultra HD TV panel shipments expected to reach 10 million in 2014
Press release | January 14, 2013
Shipments for Ultra HD (3840 by 2160) TV panels sized 32-inch and above are expected to reach 3.83 million units in 2013 followed by a drastic increase in 2014 to 10 million units, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: Tegra 4 stands good chance of becoming a new platform for Windows RT
Press release | January 10, 2013
Nvidia unveiled a pilot tablet based on its new Tegra 4 processor and Microsoft's Windows RT operating system at CES 2013, and since the device is already operating smoothly, Nvidia will have a chance of becoming the CPU supplier for next-generation Surface tablets or Windows RT-based tablets from other IT players, according to Digitimes Research senior analyst Eric Lin.
Digitimes Research: Panasonic LED lighting accounts for 10% of global market in 2012
In 2012, Panasonic's LED lighting accounted for 10% of the global market. The firm has been expanding product lines and expects to obtain a 37.5% share in Japan in 2013. Panasonic has been expanding in other markets such as China and Europe as the Japan market is likely to become saturated in a few years. The firm predicts revenues from China and Europe will account for 76.3% of total overseas revenues in 2015.
Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers see decrease in 4Q12 handset shipments
Press release | January 8, 2013
Taiwan-based OBMs (own-brand manufacturers), JDMs (joint-development manufacturers) and ODMs shipped 14.64 million handsets in total in the fourth quarter of 2012, decreasing 2.5% on quarter and 26% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: China solar firms continue to see losses in 3Q12
Press release | January 7, 2013
Due to fluctuating demand in Europe, China-based solar module firms Yingli, Suntech and Trina Solar saw shipments in third-quarter 2012 decrease by 16.9%, 10%, and 9% respectively. Jinko Solar, on the other hand, benefitted from domestic demand, and saw total shipments increase by 20% in the same period. Yingli's accumulated shipments in the first three quarters of 2012 reached 1.55GW and expects total shipments in 2012 to exceed 2GW, representing growth compared to 2011.
Digitimes Research: China-based panel makers expected to extend influence in the TV panel market
Press release | January 2, 2013
China-based panel maker BOE recently signed an investment agreement with the Chongqing Municipal Government to jointly invest CNY$32.8 billion (US$5.26 billion) in constructing a new 8.5G line within the western China municipality. The line is expected to begin construction no later than the third quarter of 2013 and is likely to be completed by the second quarter of 2015.
Digitimes Research: Loss of Apple processor orders unlikely to affect Samsung
Press release | December 28, 2012
Apple reportedly plans to part company with its long-time partner Samsung Electronics. Apple has already reduced its chip orders to Samsung, and reportedly is set to move some or all processor manufacturing to a new foundry partner.
Digitimes Research: Iljin Display expected to become number one touch screen supplier in Korea by the end of 2012
Press release | December 27, 2012
Korea-based touch panel maker Iljin Display is expected to reach the number one spot in Korea in terms of revenues generated from touch panel shipments in 2012, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: Smartphone sales in China to grow 137% to 189 million units in 2012
Press release | December 26, 2012
Sales of smartphones in China are expected to grow 137% on year to 189 million units in 2012, buoyed mostly by a take-off in demand for EDGE and TD-SCDMA models in the second half of the year, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: Global LED tube light shipments to reach 220 million units in 2013
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'...
Digitimes Research: Europe solar trade tariffs may slow down market growth
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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Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC shipments rise 22% in 1Q13
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...