September LED light bulb prices up in China market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 5, 11:37
September average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in the China market increased 7.5% on month to CNY33.0 (US$5.2), while that for 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) rose 5.8% to CNY36.2, according to Digitimes Research.
3GPP sets Category 0 in R12 to facilitate application of LTE to IoT
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 2, 16:06
3GPP (the Third Generation Partnership Project) has specified User Equipment Category 0 (Cat. 0) technology standards in its Release 12 (R12), the first step to boosting application of LTE technology for the Internet of Things (IoT), according to Digitimes Research.
China boosting economic transformation via developing IoT, big data, cloud
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 30, 15:40
In March 2015, China's Premier Li Keqiang announced the Internet of Things (IoT) plus concept, looking to accelerate industry transformation and will treat the concept as a new core of the country's economic development. Digitimes Research has found that China's strategy to raise its GDP growth by...
Panasonic aims at automotive lighting revenues of JPY60 billion for FY2018
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 30, 11:55
Panasonic has been transforming its lighting business operations to focus on automotive lighting and aims at revenues of JPY60 billion (US$500 million) from automotive lighting for fiscal year (FY) 2018 (April 2018-March 2019), five times those for FY2014, according to Digitimes Research.
7.5 million smart meters to be installed in Japan in 2015
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 23, 15:21
There will be 7.5 million smart meters installed in Japan, including replacement of conventional electric meters, in 2015, hiking 104.9% on year, according to Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and industry (METI).
Average large-size TV pricing on the decline
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 21, 15:46
LCD TV average pricing for 55-inch units was higher than 60-inch units in many markets in June through August while 65-inch units have declined 15% on average across five major markets including the UK, US, Japan, China and Germany, according to Digitimes Research.
CMOS DSCs see growing ASP in August
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 18, 10:46
Digitimes Research has found that ASPs for CMOS-based compact digital camera models in August rose 13% from June as many vendors have launched their new high-end DSCs such as Sony's RX10 II and RX100 IV, Canon's G3 X and Panasonic's FZ300. Most of these devices come with 1-inch large-size sensors and...
MU-MIMO serving as a standard for new Wi-Fi chips
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 17, 11:12
Networking chipset vendors, including Qualcomm Atheros, Broadcom, Marvell Technology and MediaTek have launched new Wi-Fi chips or chipset platforms supporting MU-MIMO (multi-user multi-input multi-output) technology, making MU-MIMO a standard for Wi-Fi chips, according to Digitimes Research.
Apple TV still poses little threat to video game hardware developers
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 15, 15:29
Despite Apple highlighting developments for improving the user experience on its new Apple TV, there has yet to be a clear direction as to how the device can create new gaming experiences compared with other hardware applications, which as a result, will not lead to serious concerns for video game...
Spreadtrum to push new AP for 2H15, threatening MediaTek and Qualcomm
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Sep 15, 15:18
With cooperation with Intel, China-based smartphone application processor (AP) supplier Spreadtrum is expected to start pushing 64-bit 8-core 5-mode 4G products for the mid-range and high-end sectors in the second half of 2015. The China-based supplier is also expected to become the official distributor...
iPad Pro shipments to be less than 3 million units in 4Q15
GLOBAL TABLET | Sep 14, 15:54
Apple introduced its largest iPad, the iPad Pro at its product launch conference in September; however, the device pairing with a keyboard and an iPad Pencil will make the overall price surpass US$1,000. This means its price/performance ratio is much weaker than that for the MacBook Air's or Microsoft's...
Top notebook vendors and ODMs see over 10% on-month shipment growth in August
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 8, 14:06
The global top-5 Wintel notebook brand vendors' combined shipments grew 17% on month in August, but compared to the same month a year ago, the volume was down 14%. Meanwhile the top-3 ODMs' combined volume was up 13% on month, but down 17% on year. Their on-month growths were mainly driven by the retailers'...
Roundup of technologies displayed at Touch Taiwan
TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Sep 7, 14:59
The Touch Taiwan 2015 exhibition that recently ended in Taipei featured a number of new and improved applications from makers across the globe. Taiwan makers that displayed small- to medium-size products in particular exhibited automotive and wearble applications, with an emphasis on high-end produc...
August 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices down in China
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 3, 10:40
August average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in the China market decreased 0.3% on month to CNY30.7 (US$4.8), while that for 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) dropped 10.9% to CNY34.2, according to Digitimes Research.
Osram expected to keep leading status in automotive lighting
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 1, 15:21
Germany-based Osram has become a main international LED automotive lighting vendor and due to its particular capability in OLED lighting and laser lighting is expected to maintain its globally leading status in automotive lighting, according to Digitimes Research.
Smart glass used in automobiles still in developmental stages
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 31, 15:08
Demand for transparent smart glass used in vehicles continues to rise but there are still many different opinions as to what type of technology will be sought out the most due to different developments and costs associated, according to Digitimes Research.
China looks at 70% IC self-sufficiency in 2025
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 28, 10:28
China is aiming to improve the self-sufficiency rate for ICs in the nation to 40% in 2020, and boost the rate further to 70% in 2025, according to Digitimes Research.
Panel makers remain profitable in 2Q15 due to 4K TV panels
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 21, 12:20
The four major panel makers in the market saw revenues decline in the second quarter of 2015 but profits remained high due to sales of high-end products such as Ultra HD (4K) TV panels, according to Digitimes Research.
Monitor retail pricing remains flat in August
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 19, 15:40
Retail pricing for 27-inch LCD monitor products will remain flat in August 2015 while 20- to 24-inch units will increase slightly, according to Digitimes Research.
Sony CIS capacity ramp to affect Taiwan supply chain
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 19, 11:11
Sony plans to ramp up its CIS production capacity by 31% in 2016 focusing on mid-range and entry-level models, which may result in unfavorable impact on the CIS supply chain in Taiwan, according to Digitimes Research.
Production value of Korea memory chip products stays flat in 2Q15
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Aug 18, 21:14
The production value of memory chips in Korea totaled KRW1.313 trillion (US$12 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, increasing 1% from the previous quarter, affected mainly by a low bit growth of DRAM and NAND flash chips from SK Hynix, according to Digitimes Research.