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Apple turns to focus on price management to save tablet business

GLOBAL TABLET | Oct 23, 13:55

Digitimes Research believes Apple is planning to sacrifice its gross margins to save its tablet business, which has already fallen into decline. Apple's entry into price competition is also expected to impact sales of its competitors' high-end tablets.

Global notebook shipments to drop in 4Q14

TAIWAN ICT | Oct 21, 11:26

Despite Intel and Microsoft subsidies, Digitimes Research expects global notebook shipments, not including 2-in-1 models, to drop 4.4% on year and 2.6% sequentially in the fourth quarter, as Windows XP will have less of an effect on boosting demand in the enterprise segment and most of the inventory...

Lenovo starts price-cut competition for 7-, 8-inch tablets

GLOBAL TABLET | Oct 20, 16:09

Most 7-inch tablets' prices have dropped significantly during October with several first-tier vendors' 8GB models even dropping to as low as US$99. Meanwhile, 8-inch tablets also seen their prices decrease with stable panel supply and vendors expanding their investments in related products. Among the...

Japan new fund raising policy to provide positive benefit to crowd funding market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 20, 15:51

Following the passing of Japan's 2014 amendment of financial instruments and exchange act, etc. on May 23, 2014, unlisted companies in Japan are now allowed to raise funds through the Internet and the move is expected to prompt Japan's crowd funding platforms to include investment projects, which is...

Average retail pricing for 23- to 27-inch LCD monitors down in October

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 17, 11:13

Average retail pricing for LCD monitors in the US, UK, Germany, Japan and China will all see declines on month in October 2014, with 27-inch units dropping 5% to US$341, 24- and 23-inch units 1% to US$264 and US$259, respectively, and 22-inch units 2.8% to US$175, according to Digitimes Research.

Global notebook shipments in 3Q14 estimated at over 45 million units

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 17, 10:41

Third-quarter 2014 global notebook shipments are estimated at 45.198 million units (not including 2-in-1 models), increasing 6.4% sequentially and 2.6% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

GTAT woes disrupt sapphire industry

TAIWAN FPD | Oct 16, 11:14

GT Advanced Technologies' (GTAT) move to seek bankruptcy protection on October 6 came as a surprise to the IT industry especially because the maker was a major supplier of Apple for sapphire screens.

September 7W LED bulb prices sequentially up in China market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 14, 20:15

September average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 11% on month to CNY33.9 (US$5.50), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W) fell 7.3% to CNY41.70, according to Digitimes Research.

Silicon Works expected to expand non-LCD driver IC revenues thanks to LG

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 14, 15:33

Although Silicon Works' revenues from the LCD driver IC (LDI) business dropped 8.1% on year and reached KRW128.7 billion (US$120 million) in the first half of 2014 because of two consecutive quarters of decline in iPad shipments, the company is expected to be able to expand its revenues from non-LDI...

Enterprise segment to benefit, but PC segment to suffer from HP spin-off

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 9, 15:49

Hewlett-Packard (HP) will separate into two companies, HP Inc. and HP Enterprise with the former focusing mainly on PC and printer products and the later on servers, storage, software and services.

MediaTek, Rockchip to join Chromebook market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 9, 14:16

In addition to gradually integrating Android's ecosystem into the Chrome OS, Google is looking to support more processors. Chromebook-supported processors will include solutions from MediaTek and Rockchip in 2015, helping vendors to develop LTE-based inexpensive Chromebooks, according to information...

Global LED lighting demand in 2018 to grow 180-190% from 2013

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 8, 21:30

Global demand for LED lighting products and LED-based lighting systems and services in 2018 will increase from 2013 by 190% and 180%, respectively, and global demand for LED lighting will begin to exceed that for conventional lighting products in 2017, according to Digitimes Research.

Top-5 notebook vendors see growth in September shipments, but top-3 ODMs suffer drop

TAIWAN ICT | Oct 7, 14:07

The combined notebook shipments (not including detachable models) of the global top-5 brand vendors enjoyed on-month growth of 19% in September and were at a level similar to a year ago because of the distribution of new entry-level models. Vendors' inventory adjustments in August also contributed...

Microsoft new inexpensive solution for 2015 may not help on competition with Chromebook

TAIWAN ICT | Oct 6, 13:08

Microsoft, which launched Windows 8.1 with Bing for US$249 notebooks, has recently decided to continue pushing the solution in 2015, but with some modifications on specifications and applicable markets, looking to suppress Chromebooks which have been achieving rapid growth recently.

Monitor vendors continue to release high-end units

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 6, 13:00

Korea- and Japan-based LCD monitor vendors are continuing to release new high-end monitors, including Samsung's 27-inch S27D850T and IIYAMA's B2888UHSU products.

ARM Mali to become mainstream GPU architecture for China APs in 2H14

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Oct 3, 11:38

ARM's Mali is expected to become the mainstream GPU architecture for China-based application processors (APs) in the second half of 2014 in terms of market share, surpassing Imagination significantly. However, in the high-end segment, Mali's share will be slightly weaker than that of Qualcomm's GPU...

Telecom reform policies pave way for healthy telecom development in India

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 3, 10:33

The government in India, at the end of 2012, implemented the National Telecom Policy, a set of reform policies including nationwide licensing in place of regional licenses, enforcement of regulations on the use and auctioning of frequency bands, mechanisms for mobile telecom carriers to withdraw from...

China 4G smartphone demand fails to surge; CoolPad, Lenovo, Xiaomi unlikely to achieve 2014 targets

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Oct 1, 15:15

After visiting China's smartphone industry in August and September, Digitimes Research found that demand for 4G smartphones in China did not rise as expected and most vendors' domestic shipments did not achieve any growth.

No mid-range digital cameras priced at US$300-400 launched globally in 3Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 30, 20:13

No mid-range digital cameras for sale at US$300-400 were launched in the global market in the third quarter of 2014 possibly due to increasing competition from smartphones, according to Digitimes Research.

Bit demand for non-PC DRAM to grow 38% on year in 2H14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 30, 12:01

Bit demand for non-PC DRAM, mainly niche mobile DRAM and server-use DRAM, will increase 38% on year in the second half of 2014, much higher than 2.7% for standard DRAM, according to Digitimes Research.

Microsoft to release new inexpensive notebook solution; unlikely to receive full support from vendors

TAIWAN ICT | Sep 29, 14:09

Microsoft has provided brand vendors its Windows 8.1 with Bing solution, offering low Windows licensing fees enabling them to sell notebooks at US$249 or lower. Following the initial release on June 1, 2014, Microsoft is set to release a new solution in February 2015.

Broadband Internet user bases in ASEAN countries growing fast

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 24, 21:40

All of the 10 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries except Laos and Myanmar have started nationwide fixed-line broadband Internet-access networks and the total number of subscribers increased to 19.9 million at the end of 2013, with a 2003-2013 CAGR ate of 40%, double the global...

South Korea sets larger than global average goals for IoT development

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 24, 21:37

The South Korea government aims to increase the South Korea market value for the Internet of Things (IoT) from KRW2.3 trillion in 2013 to KRW30 trillion (US$28.9 billion) in 2020, much larger than Machina Research and Stracorp's projected five-fold growth in global IoT market value from US$200 billion...

China to hold 35% of global small- to mid-size TFT LCD capacity in 2017

CHINA FPD | Sep 24, 10:42

The global proportion of small- to medium-size TFT LCD production capacity from China is expected to increase to 35% as of 2017, up from 15.5% in 2011, according to Digitimes Research. In terms of large-size TFT LCD applications, China's global share will increase from 5.3% in 2011 to 25.5% in 2017.

Taiwan makers continue to focus on a-Si panels for high-end smartphones

TAIWAN FPD | Sep 23, 14:51

Taiwan panel makers will continue to focus on production of a-Si panels for use in handsets to compete in the high-end smartphone panel segment, according to Digitimes Research.

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