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China smartphone AP shipments to fall almost 20% in 1Q16

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Feb 5, 11:15

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China are expected to decline 19.8% sequentially to 136 million units in the first quarter of 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan makers ship 10.235 million LCD TVs in 4Q15

X | Feb 4, 12:27

Taiwan-based makers shipped 10.235 million LCD TVs on ODM, OEM or OBM (own brand manufacturing) worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2015, increasing 12.0% on quarter but decreasing 5.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Konica Minolta showcases flexible OLED lighting panels at Lighting Japan 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 3, 14:35

Japan-based Konica Minolta exhibited flexible OLED lighting panels based on a roll-to-roll process at Lighting Japan 2016 in Tokyo during January 13-15, showing that it is a global leader in OLED lighting, according to Digitimes Research.

China smartphone shipments increase 11.5% on quarter in 4Q15

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Feb 2, 21:08

Shipments of smartphones in China grew 11.5% sequentially to 119 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, buoyed by an increase of 54.5 million new 4G/3G service subscribers due to preferential packages launched by China Mobile, according to Digitimes Research.

Tablet AP shipments in China to drop to 19.15 million units in 1Q16

GLOBAL TABLET | Feb 2, 14:55

China's tablet-use application processor (AP) shipments will drop 15.5% sequentially and 13.7% on year to reach 19.15 million units in the first quarter of 2016 due to fewer working days caused by the Lunar New Year holidays and weakening demand from non-China markets, according to Digitimes Researc...

Worldwide notebook shipments grow slightly on quarter in 4Q15, but will drop over 16% in 1Q16

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Feb 1, 22:43

Worldwide notebook shipments enjoyed a slight growth of 0.6% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2015 thanks to stable demand from the year-end holidays in Europe and North America plus brand vendors have been pushing new Windows 10-based entry-level and mid-range notebooks.

Taiwan sees decreased 4Q15 shipments of small- to medium-size panels

TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Feb 1, 22:39

Taiwan-based makers shipped 284.026 million small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels in the fourth quarter of 2015, decreasing 7.5% on quarter and 20.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Head up display demand increasing in vehicle display market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 29, 12:14

Head Up Displays (HUDs) are expected to account for a 6% market share in the vehicle display segment in 2016, up from 4% in 2015, according to Digitimes Research. HUDs present data on vehicle windshields without requiring users to look away from their usual viewpoint.

China vendors ship over 150 million smartphones in 4Q15

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Jan 28, 10:00

Total shipments of smartphones by China-based vendors grew 8.8% on quarter and 18.3% on year to 154.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the latest data released by Digitimes Research.

Taiwan large-size panel shipments increase 2.6% in 4Q15

TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Jan 27, 15:00

Taiwan panel makers' shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panels reached 60.14 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, up 2.6% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Vendors showcase more applications to promote personal security at CES 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 27, 11:02

Smart home device and service vendors were showcasing more devices and service applications dedicated to the promotion of personal security at the recently concluded CES 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

Non-gaming VR applications showcased at CES 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 22, 15:08

VR (virtual reality) devices showcased at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) highlighted many applications beyond gaming to include education, medical care, social networking and industrial design, according to Digitimes Research.

CSP LED devices a foucs at Lighting Japan 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 21, 11:14

At the Lighting Japan 2016 exhibition in Tokyo during January 13-15, CSP (chip scale package) LEDs were a major focus. There were CSP LEDs developed by Japan-based GeneLite for smartphone backlighting, Osram's for LED light bulbs and Rohm's for automotive direction indicators, according to Digitimes...

MediaTek facing challenges from mobile AP market in 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 19, 21:32

MediaTek is currently a major mobile application processor (AP) supplier in China and is enjoy high shares in the country's smartphone and tablet AP markets; however, lacking clients from western countries, the company is only able to achieve limited growth in its share of the worldwide AP market and...

Global notebook shipments in 2016 to fall 2.5% on year

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 19, 21:26

There were 157.4 million notebooks shipped globally in 2015, decreasing 9% on year, and the shipments will further slip 2.5% to 153.5 million units in 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

HDR apparent at CES 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 19, 15:49

HDR has the most noticeable push forward from vendors in terms of TV technology at CES 2016 in addition to 8K prototypes, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan LCD monitor shipments decline over 10% in 2015; global shipments down 10%

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Jan 18, 14:52

Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD monitors reached 19.82 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, down 6.2% on quarter and down 10.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

OLED gaining traction in smart window market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 13, 14:45

According to Digitimes Research, Suspended Particle Display (SPD) and Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technologies are facing increased competition from OLED in the smart window display industry as makers such as Samsung Display and LG Display ramp up production of transparent OLED panels.

Global high-brightness LED shipments in 2016 to grow 31.8% in volume, 3.4% in value

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 12, 16:16

There will be an estimated 245.237 billion high-brightness LED chips shipped globally in 2016, increasing 31.8% on year, and the corresponding shipment value will reach US$12.821 billion, growing 3.4%, according to Digitimes Research.

China government further invests in panel industry

CHINA FPD | Jan 11, 16:05

The China government as of December 2015 finalized investments of CNY1.7 billion (US$257.73 million) in China-based panel maker BOE and CNY1 billion in China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) in order to foster the nation's panel industry and further create competitive supply chain solutions,...

Smart TVs gain focus in smart home developments

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 11, 15:09

According to Digitimes Research, there were several developments that occurred in the smart home family segment throughout the end of 2015 into early 2016. Samsung Electronics announced that its entire 2016 Smart TV line-up will be Internet of Things (IoT) ready and connected with the SmartThings platform...

Intel sees weak mobile solution shipments in 2015

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Jan 8, 16:25

Although Intel achieved a good market share in the tablet market in 2014 with an aggressive subsidy strategy, its overall shipments in 2015 only performed moderately instead of seeing strong growth as expected due to it cutting tablet solution subsidies and unsatisfactory smartphone solution shipments...

Digital camera vendors except Canon, Sony tending to withdrawal from consumer segment

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 8, 11:07

Since releasing their spring-season digital still camera (DSC) models in the first quarter of 2015, DSC vendors have launched very limited number of new devices, showing that they no longer have much interest in the DSC market, according to Digitimes Research's latest finding.

Apple iPhone 6s/6s Plus expected to see 5-10% on-year decline in 1Q16

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 8, 10:57

Apple's iPhone shipments are expected to have registered single-digit percentage growth on year in the fourth quarter of 2015, but shipments are likely to drop 5.2-10.1% on year in the first quarter of 2016 as sales of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus both performed weaker than expected, according to Digitimes...

December 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices up in China market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 7, 14:38

December average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in the China market increased 18.5% on month to CNY32.7 (US$4.9), while that for 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) rose 0.6% to CNY33.7, according to Digitimes Research.

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