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Promotion of HEMS appliances in Japan faces problems

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 31, 20:14

Japan-based vendors including Panasonic have launched HEMS (home energy management systems) but sales have faced two main problems: appliances offered by different vendors are not inter-compatible and real estate developers are leading the development of smart housing, according to Digitimes Researc...

China vendors ship over 101 million smartphones in 2Q14

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Jul 31, 16:19

China-based vendors shipped 101.7 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 24.6% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan ships 351.4 million small- to mid-size panels in 2Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 31, 15:38

Taiwan-based makers together shipped 351.4 million small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 16.8% sequentially but decreasing 2.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

China sees increased smartphone AP shipments in 2Q14

X | Jul 30, 22:04

There were 103 million smartphone APs (application processors) shipped in the China market in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 13.2% on quarter and 11.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan digital camera shipments in 2Q14 up 43.3% sequentially

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 30, 11:12

Ability Enterprise, Altek, Foxconn Electronics and Asia Optical together shipped 3.78 million digital cameras in the second quarter of 2014, hiking 43.3% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Smartphone AP shipments in China to grow 2H14

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Jul 29, 11:01

There will be 107.6 million smartphone AP (application processor) shipped in the China market in the third quarter of 2014 and 113.5 million units in the fourth one, increasing on quarter by 4.5% and 5.5% respectively mainly due to increasing demand for LTE (4G) smartphones, according to Digitimes...

Taiwan makers ship over 67 million large-size TFT-LCD panels in 2Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 29, 10:54

Taiwan-based makers shipped 67.518 million large-size (9-inch and above) TFT-LCD panels in the second quarter of 2014, increasing by 8.5% on quarter and by 0.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

China sees increased tablet AP shipments in 2Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 28, 10:23

A total of 30.6 million tablet APs (application processors) were shipped to the China market in second-quarter 2014, increasing 10.5% sequentially and 39.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan makers to ship 21.95 million handsets in 3Q14

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Jul 28, 10:17

Taiwan-based ODMs and own-brand makers will ship 21.95 million handsets in the third quarter of 2014, increasing by 4.2% on quarter and by 32.1% on year, and 18.65 million or 85% of the shipments will be smartphones, according to Digitimes Research.

Japan promoting service robots

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 25, 10:37

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has been boosting the development of service robots, with a target production value of JPY2.65 trillion (US$26.1 billion) and target production of 9.4 million robots specifically for use in health and medical care in 2025, according to Digitimes Resear...

Xiaomi to see slower growth in smartphone shipments in China market

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Jul 24, 12:01

Xiaomi Technology ranked first in smartphone shipments in the China market among China-based vendors in the first half of 2014, but will see growth in shipments gradually slow down mainly because other vendors started using online marketing in the second quarter and have launched or will launch models...

CSOT to see increased influence in AMOLED industry

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 24, 11:42

Following its aggressive investments in 8.5G production lines, China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) has become the largest supplier of 32-inch panels worldwide. The company has also established a joint venture with the government of Wuhan, China, through which CSOT will officially enter the...

Optical-use sapphire demand to reach 12.44 million mm of 2-inch equivalents in 2014

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 23, 10:48

There will be an estimated demand for 12.44 million mm of 2-inch-equivalent sapphires for optical purposes in 2014, mainly consisting of 54.3% for use in smartphone button covers, 24.1% iWatch covers and 17.4% smartphone camera lens covers, according to Digitimes Research.

Global tablet shipments reach 55.06 million units in 2Q14

GLOBAL TABLET | Jul 23, 10:32

There were 55.06 million tablets shipped globally in the second quarter of 2014, decreasing 4.5% on quarter but increasing 17.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

January-May handset shipments in China market down 28% on year

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 22, 11:01

There were 178 million handsets shipped in the China market during January-May 2014, decreasing over 70 million units on year. The decrease was mainly because China Mobile shifted marketing resources to promote 4G TD-LTE smartphones and reduced subsidies for 2G and TD-SCDMA (3G) handset purchases,...

Global notebook shipments to grow 4.3% sequentially in 3Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 22, 10:29

Buoyed by back-to-school demand, global notebook shipments are expected to grow 4.3% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 before taking a dive of 1.1% in the fourth quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

AMOLED tablets unlikely to benefit Samsung in 2H14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 17, 11:04

Samsung Electronics recently launched the 8.4- and 10.5-inch AMOLED-based Galaxy Tab S flagship tablets. Although the new Galaxy Tab S tablets feature specifications exceeding those of Apple's iPads, the series is still unlikely to boost Samsung's sales in the second half of 2014 as demand in the high-end...

Digital home industry sees new developments in June from Google, Aereo and Samsung

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 16, 10:30

In June 2014, the digital home industry saw several developments worth noting. Google-owned Nest Labs released a new smart home API that is open to iOS and Android developers. Digitimes Research believes the new platform will open up cross partnerships across the digital home industry as well as bring...

China Mobile excluded from FD-LTE pilot operation licenses

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 15, 11:39

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has issued two FD-LTE pilot operation licenses to China Unicom and China Telecom on June 27 for several cities in China. However, China Mobile, which is most aggressive about FD/TD-LTE dual-mode network technology was excluded, showing that the...

Google Fit to benefit remote medical care industry

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 15, 11:36

Google has recently announced its new wearable device platform, Google Fit, which is expected to change the business model for wearable devices to horizontal partnerships with different industries with its hardware/software integration and connectivity, according to Digitimes Research.

On-cell touch panels unlikely to win favor in high-end smartphones in 2014

TAIWAN FPD | Jul 14, 14:47

The on-cell touchscreen technology led by US-based touch control IC maker Synaptics and China-based Focaltech have accumulated total unit shipments of one million since the beginning of the technology's mass production in October 2013.

Global notebook shipments decline 4.9% in 2Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 14, 10:05

Global notebook shipments dropped 4.9% on year in the second quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research. Despite the end of Windows XP bringing about a surge of notebook orders, panels and some key components were in limited supply, and demand in China and South and Central America was down,...

Ultra HD TV demand grows in Japan in May

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 11, 16:28

Japan's Ultra HD TV channel, Channel4K, started pilot broadcast on June 2, 2014 and Digitimes Research has found that sales of Ultra HD TV sets continue to enjoy stable growth despite a recent rise in the country's consumption tax. In May 2014, 2.4% of TVs sold in the Japan market were Ultra HD models,...

China market sees mixed LED bulb pricing trend in June

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 10, 10:43

June average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 7.8% on month to CNY34.50 (US$5.50), while 9W ones (equivalent to 60W incandescent models) saw their average price increase 2.6% to CNY47, according to Digitimes Research.

Hisilicon AP to give Huawei cost advantage in high-end mobile device market

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Jul 9, 14:13

Hisilicon, an affiliate of Huawei, has been developing application processors for many years. The company's early products had issues that caused resulted in poor power consumption-performance ratio. But Huawei's strategic support and continuous R&D resource investments have helped improve Hisilicon's...

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