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16-line and below LiDAR sensor segment to see intense competition

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 16, 15:42

As automakers generally expect LiDAR (light detection and ranging) sensor prices to be below US$1,000, suppliers tend to reduce the number of laser beams and mechanical components in their LiDAR sensors to lower production cost, and consequently, 16-line (16 laser beams) and below sensor models will...

Wisconsin plant to accelerate Foxconn transformation

X | Aug 16, 15:31

The decision by Foxconn Electronics to invest US$10 billion in the US, which will include the establishment of a 10.5G TFT-LCD panel plant in Wisconsin in the initial stage, will help the company move closer to its clients and accelerate its corporate transformation, according to Digitimes Research.

Mobile application service, e-commerce growing rapidly in Indonesia

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 15, 13:53

While the mobile network infrastructure in most countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has reached above the global average, the 4G LTE mobile user market in the region, with the exception of Singapore, has been growing relatively slowly. Meanwhile, mobile Internet has served...

Japan AI focuses on medical applications

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 10, 09:43

Though slightly lagging behind in R&D and application of AI (artificial intelligence) technology as compared with the US and some countries in Europe, Japan has a strong AI focus on interpretation of medical images for diagnosis and therapy, according to Digitimes Research.

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5G networks moving toward cloud, virtualization and network slicing

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 1, 15:38

As some telecom operators are looking for accelerated implementation of commercial 5G networks, there emerges a choice of "non-independent" and "independent" networks in the course in which the communication networks are transforming from 4G LTE to 5G, according to Digitimes Research. Meanwhile, in...

Mini LEDs to be initially used in backlighting for automotive displays

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 31, 21:20

Mini LEDs, with much higher yield rates than those for Micro LEDs, are expected to come into commercial production next year, with initial application expected to be backlighting of LCD automotive displays, according to Digitimes Research.

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UFS-based NAND flash solutions to become mainstream storage technology for mobile devices

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 20, 14:00

While today's mobile devices use either UFS (Universal Flash Storage) or eMMC (embedded multi-media card)-based NAND flash solutions to store information, eMMC5.1 chips are becoming progressively unable to meet the data transmission speed demands of high-end mobile devices, according to Digitimes Re...

Panel makers pushing 10.5G lines to enrich product mix

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 19, 11:39

Panel makers have been aggressively making investments in 10.5G or 11G LCD production lines anticipating that demand for 65-inch and above applications and 8K displays will surge beginning 2020.

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Dual-lens smartphone penetration may rise to 50% in 2019

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 18, 22:12

As dual-lens cameras are being increasingly adopted in high-end smartphones, the proportion of smartphones with dual-lens cameras is expected to rise from 16% in 2017 to 30% in 2018 and possibly to 50% in 2019, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan makers focus on automotive applications at LED Expo Taiwan

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 12, 11:15

At LED Expo held in Taipei last month, Taiwan-based LED and laser diode makers demonstrated a strong focus on automotive applications.

June 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices in China market rise

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 10, 13:39

June 2017 average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 13.6% from April 2017 to CNY26.7 (US$3.9), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) rose 1.6% to CNY32.2, according to Digitimes Research.

Computex 2017 keeps VR/AR momentum going

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 3, 09:34

The global VR/AR campaigns that began in 2016 continued into the recently concluded Computex 2017, highlighted by a slew of VR devices for high-end business applications, VR backpacks wirth wireless connections, and also AR-enabled smartphones targeting the consumer market, according to Digitimes Re...

Japan government boosts development of high-precision 3D maps

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 29, 13:48

The Japan government, in line with the goal of realizing autonomous driving in Japan before the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, is promoting development and production of high-precision 3D digital navigation maps through directing establishment of Dynamic Map Planning (DMP), a company specifically for the...

OLEDoS a display solution for HMD VR devices

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Jun 26, 15:57

For the three main technologies - OLED, OLEDoS (OLED on CMOS) and Micro LED - applied currently for the development of display products for use in head-mounted display (HMD) virtual reality devices, OLEDoS is superior than the other two technologies in terms of resolution accuracy and accountability...

Worldwide notebook shipment update - May 2017

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Jun 21, 13:27

Because of increased demand from the enterprise market and the fact that the education sector has entered the traditional peak season, the worldwide top-5 notebook vendors saw their combined shipments increase 26% and the top-3 ODMs 34% on month in May. The top-3 ODMs together achieved higher growth...

Top-5 vendors and top-3 ODMs see strong May notebook shipments

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 21, 13:16

Because of increased demand from the enterprise market and the fact that the education sector has entered the traditional peak season, the worldwide top-5 notebook vendors saw their combined shipments increase 26%, and the top-3 ODMs 34%, on month in May. The top-3 ODMs together achieved higher growth...

Panel makers in China, Taiwan urged to develop in-cell TDDI panels with COF solutions

X | Jun 20, 14:17

The new production lines installed or added at the 6G LTPS TFT LCD plants of Taiwan-based AU Optronics (AUO), Innolux and China-based Tianma Micro-electronics and China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT), as well as at the 5.5G LTPS plant of BOE Technology, for production of smartphone-use panels...

Qualcomm APs adopted in popular smartphone devices in China

X | Jun 16, 15:12

Of China's top-25 best-selling smartphones sold at the country's physical stores (excluding Apple and Samsung devices) in the first quarter of 2017, 52% adopt Qualcomm's application processors while 36% incorporate MediaTek's solutions, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung Display dominance in China AMOLED market to see challenge starting 2018

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 13, 15:41

AMOLED smartphone panel shipments to China are expected to keep increasing, but Samsung Display's dominance in the market will start seeing challenges from local competitors in 2018 when they ramp up production for AMOLED panels, according to Digitimes Research.

China striving to raise IC self-sufficiency

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 13, 13:29

China is striving to substantially improve the self-sufficiency rate for ICs in the nation. With strong government support, manufacturing capacities at China-based IC foundries and backend firms are set to expand significantly during the period of the country's 13th five-year plan, according to Digitimes...

AIO PC shipments to stablize in 2017, 2018

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 7, 10:57

All-in-one (AIO) PC shipments are expected to stablize in both 2017 and 2018 after declining for three years in a row. Due to weak demand from the consumer sector, AIO PC shipments were down 1.7% on year to reach only 12.18 million units in 2016.

AIO shipments expected to take larger share of desktop PC market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 7, 10:45

With the consumer sector continuing to have weak demand for all-in-one (AIO) PC products, AIO PC shipments were down 1.7% on year to reach only 12.18 million units in 2016, the third consecutive year of on-year decline. But AIO PC shipments are expected to stabilize in both 2017 and 2018.

Head-up displays in large potential demand

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 5, 23:06

Head-up displays (HUDs), navigation information reflected on windshield glass to exempt drivers from watching screens of navigation devices for driving safety, have been increasingly adopted for high-end automobile models by Japan- and Germany-based car makers and there is expected to be large potential...

AMOLED to become mainstream smartphone panels

RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 26, 16:09

AMOLED panels, due to superiority in color saturation, thinness and power consumption over TFT-LCD panels, have seen increasing adopted for smartphones and will eventually become mainstream smartphone, as well as a dominate solution for VR head-mounted devices (HMD), according to Digitimes Resaerch.

Top-5 notebook vendors see 6% on-year growth in April shipments

RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 19, 15:02

Worldwide top-5 notebook brand vendors together and top-3 ODMs combined saw their shipments decrease 37% and 32% on month, respectively in April because of their strong shipments in March and weak demand in April. Since April was still in the slow season for the notebook market, inventory adjustment...

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  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.