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Global tablet shipments to drop less than 5% in 2016 thanks to large-size models

GLOBAL TABLET | Dec 1, 15:01

Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's Surface 2-in-1 devices are expected to boost demand for large-size tablets, partly offsetting the shipment declines in small-size segments. This will result in global tablet shipments dropping only 4.8% on year to reach 196 million units in 2016.

Global all-in-one PC shipments to drop 3.9% on year in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 30, 16:01

With consumer demand for all-in-one PCs remaining weak, and Apple's new high-end iMacs and the price cut for previous-generation models failing to drive sales, Digitimes Research expects all-in-one PC shipments to decline 3.9% on year in 2015 and reach around 13 million units.

Korea makers to mass produce transparent OLED displays in 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 27, 11:52

Korea panel makers have plans to mass produce 55-inch and above size transparent OLED displays from 2016 into 2017, according to Digitimes Research.

Japan telecom operators offering household robots to boost revenues

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 26, 10:12

Following the steps of Softbank, NTT DoCoMo and KDDI have also launched household robots as part of their efforts to boost revenues. The move is expected to ramp up the popularity of robots in Japan, according to Digitimes Research.

Next generation IEEE 802.11ay standards to come in 2017

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 25, 11:16

IEEE is setting next generation wireless transmission standards at 60GHz, IEEE 802.11ay, which is expected to be completed in 2017. The new standards are likely to focus on new applications for mobile offloading, wireless backhaul, and others, according to Digitimes Research.

Nexus 6P, Xperia Z5 series highlight latest smartphone presentation in Japan

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 24, 12:02

Google's Nexus 6P, Sony Mobile Communications' Xperia Z5 series products and a number of feature phones highlighted the product presentation for the winter-spring session held by Japan-based telecom operators recently, according to Digitimes Research.

Korea panel makers expectd to unfold new 3D commercial displays in 2017

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 17, 15:28

Korea panel makers are increasing developments for glasses-free 3D displays primarily aimed at the commerical segment, according to Digitimes Research.

China panel makers focuses largely unchanged in 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 17, 14:55

Heading into 2016, China-based panel maker BOE will continue to focus on production of 5-inch HD panels while fellow maker Tianma Optoelectronics will focus on producing Full HD TFT LCD panels, according to Digitimes Research. These trends are on par with developments in 2015.

Global LTE users to grow to 945 million by year-end 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 16, 15:32

According to Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), there were 755 million LTE mobile communication subscribers around the world at the end of June 2015. Digitimes Research forecasts the global LTE user base will increase to 945 million at the end of 2015 and 1.466 billion in 2016.

Bosch to continue to lead STMicroelectronics as top MEMS device vendor in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 13, 16:04

While Robert Bosch is expected to continue to lead rival STMicroelectronics in sales of MEMS devices for the third consecutive year in 2015, the two companies have both accelerated their developments of sensor hub products as well as sensor fusion technology, according to Digitimes Research.

Korea memory chip production value hit record high in 3Q15

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 13, 15:21

The production value of memory chips, including DRAM and NAND flash devices, in Korea hit a new high of KRW13.92 trillion (US$11.8 billion) in the third quarter of 2015, compared to the previous high of KRW13.17 trillion reached in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Sony to expand CMOS production capacity via acquisition of Toshiba plant

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 12, 10:16

Sony's planned acquisition of Toshiba's CMOS sensor manufacturing plant in Oita, southern Japan will not only help solve its tight sensor production in the near term but also push it into other sectors such as the automobile industry, according to Digitimes Research.

Top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 ODMs perform weakly in October

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 11, 20:24

The global top-five notebook brand vendors and top-three notebook ODMs saw their combined shipments drop 32% and 27%, respectively in October. Although preparations for the year-end holidays greatly boosted shipments in September, shipment volumes returned conservative in October since demand from...

Global large-size LCD shipments to decline in 2015 but panel surface shipped to increase

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 11, 14:45

Global shipments of large-size TFT LCD panels is expected to decrease 5.6% on year in 2015 due to a slowdown in orders for PC and tablet applications, according to Digitimes Research.

China panel makers to ramp up high-end display shipments by end of 2016

CHINA FPD | Nov 10, 15:27

China-based panel maker Tianma Optoelectronics is expected to ship 10 million high-end smartphone panels in the fourth quarter of 2016 as it ramps new capacity for high-end LTPS TFT LCD displays throughout the year, according to Digitimes Research.

October LED light bulb prices mixed in China market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 5, 14:30

October average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 9.7% on month to CNY29.8 (US$4.7), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) rose 1.9% to CNY36.9, according to Digitimes Research.

China tablet AP shipments to drop close to 30% on year in 4Q15

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 3, 22:11

Digitimes Research estimates that China's tablet AP shipments will reach 24.3 million units, staying flat from a quarter ago and down 29.6% on year, as related chip makers are not able to further cut their costs or achieve breakthroughs in product design and therefore, are seeing demand weakening.

58.7 million tablets to be shipped globally in 4Q15

GLOBAL TABLET | Nov 3, 22:06

There will be 58.7 million tablets, including 2-in-1 and screen-detachable hybrid models, shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2015, increasing 15.9% on quarter but decreasing 22.6% on year.Shipments will consist of 14 million iPads, 24.5 million non-iPads and 20.2 million white-box units, according...

China smartphone shipments grow 11.2% sequentially in 3Q15


Shipments of smartphones in the China market grew 11.2% sequentially to 101.2 million units in the third quarter of 2015, buoyed by an increase of 59.8 million new subscribers for 3G/4G services in the quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Worldwide tablet shipments decline 18% on year in 3Q15

GLOBAL TABLET | Nov 3, 15:56

Worldwide tablet shipments reached only 50.64 million units in the third quarter, up 9% from the second quarter, but still down sharply by 18% on year, despite the fact that Europe and US retailers were aggressively preparing for the year-end holiday shopping season and demand from Russia and Eastern...

Korea makers aim to hold 50% share in display sales during 2017

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 2, 15:51

Korea panel makers aim to hold a 50% share in total display sales generated in 2017 through production of AMOLED, flexible, transparent and glasses-free 3D displays, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan large-size shipments and market share on the decline

TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Nov 2, 14:18

Taiwan makers' shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panel shipments reached 58.63 million in the third quarter of 2015, up 1.2% on quarter. The makers benefited from stable TV panel orders in addition to rush orders for PC panels near the end of the quarter, according to Digitimes Rese...

Solid-state autofocus solutions have potential

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 30, 15:26

Solid-state autofocus solutions developed by US-based LensVector have been applied in entry-level smartphones since October 2015 and, although at very small volumes currently, have considerable potential market due to advantages in durability, power consumption, thickness and production costs compared...

China foundry houses focusing on FD-SOI process

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 30, 11:04

Wafer foundry houses in China have stepped up efforts to develop Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FD-SOI), or also called Ultra-Thin Body (UTB), processes for wafer production, compared to the Fin Field-Effect Transistor (FinFET) processes being adopted by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...

Taiwan LCD TV shipments increase 16% in 3Q15


Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD TVs reached 9.26 million in the third quarter of 2015, up 16.6% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.The makers benefited from TV developments from Toshiba and Xiaomi, and also saw orders increase from various customers to meet peak demand.

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