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Shrinking tablet market prompts China touch panel supply chain to look for growth elsewhere

Jul 17, 12:01

With demand for white-box tablets gradually shrinking and China's brand tablet shipments also performing weaker than expected, China-based touch panel and touch controller IC firms that used to focus on China's tablet market have mostly started shifting parts of their capacities to manufacturing smartphone...

Apple to push forward with In-Cell touch technology in 2015 but highly considering G/G for 2016

Jul 17, 10:28

Industry rumors have stated Apple will go back to using G/G touch technology in iPhones due to ongoing production issues with In-Cell touch panels. If this were to occur, the earliest effect wound be in iPhones released in 2016, as the next iPhone, currently being referred to as iPhone 6S, will still...

Tsinghua Unigroup acquisition of Micron faces difficulties, but is a must for China for further development

Jul 15, 22:16

According to a Wall Street Journal report on July 14, China's Tsinghua Unigroup is planning to spend US$23 billion (or US$21 per share) to acquire US-based Micron Technology. The amount is higher than the China government's China National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund's scale of CNY120 billion...

Qualcomm to push inexpensive mobile device market with Microsoft and Allwinner solutions

Jul 14, 22:46

According to Digitimes Research's findings, Qualcomm's development in the high-end market is not stable in 2015 and facing MediaTek and Spreadtrum's fierce competition in the mid-range and entry-level segments, the chip supplier's shipment performance in China has been weakening, causing some of its...

Touch IC developers turning to fingerprint sensors

Jul 14, 15:04

With China handset brand vendors starting to launch flagship products with fingerprint sensors in the second half of 2014, touch controller IC players who have seen thinning profitability have been aggressively developing fingerprint sensor solutions.

Intel processor shipments rely on Windows tablets for growth

Jul 7, 15:47

Observing the Intel mobile platform's development in the non-Android tablet market, Digitimes Research expects Windows tablets to replace Android tablets and become Intel's new focus. Intel's Education Tablet, which achieved success in the education sector in 2014, is also expected to benefit the CPU...

Tablets with phone functionality from white-box players to suffer over 15% decline in 2Q15

Jul 3, 16:07

While visiting Southern China's white-box tablet supply chain, Digitimes Research discovered that shipments of white-box tablets with phone functionality saw their first on-year drop in the second quarter. This is because their major markets have experienced weak economy and competition is also growing...

China smartphone shipments see weaker-than-expected growth in 2Q15

Jul 2, 15:23

China's smartphone industry in the second quarter did not see growth as strong as Digitimes Research had anticipated previously and it grew only slightly more than 15% sequentially and by a single-digit percentage on year.

Intel 28nm SoFIA 4G AP delayed to early 2016; may face overlap issue with 14nm version

Jun 29, 21:34

Despite the fact that the design is complete and the chip is ready for mass production, Intel's 28nm SoFIA 4G application processor (AP) is still unlikely to be launched until the beginning of 2016 due to the adjustments over the software part that is still not yet mature. For 2015, Intel will still...

White-box players pushing 10.1-inch Windows tablets

Jun 25, 14:42

During a survey of southern China's white-box tablet supply chain recently, Digitimes Research found that Intel will not be able to supply its Cherry Trail-based solutions to white-box players until the end of the third quarter. Most white-box players will only be able to use Bay Trail-T CR solutions...

Microsoft to partner with Acer, Lenovo and Inventec for US$169-249 Windows 10 notebooks

Jun 2, 16:07

In addition to its cooperation with Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) to launch an 11.6-inch inexpensive notebook priced at US$179 for the education market, Microsoft is planning to partner with Acer and Lenovo to release a series of low-cost Windows 10 notebooks between mid-August and the end of the...

Six 2-in-1 Chromebooks scheduled for 2015 to tackle non-education markets

May 28, 15:46

In addition to Lenovo's N21 2-in-1 Chromebook launched in February and Asustek Computer's Chromebook Flip 2-in-1 device announced in April, Google, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer are also planning to unveil Chromebook products in the second half. With the devices, the market will see at least six branded...

Philips makes wise move selling Lumileds stake

Apr 14, 11:49

Philips originally planned to spin off its wholly-owned subsidiary Lumileds and automobile lighting business to make them an independent company by the end of the first half 2015. But on March 31, Philips announced a deal to sell a 80.1% stake in Lumileds to Go Scale Capital for an amount of US$2.8...

Microsoft patent fee cut to attract vendors to pre-install apps in Android products

Apr 14, 11:14

According to Digitimes Research's latest findings from Taiwan's and China's smartphone/tablet upstream supply chain, in exchange for hardware players to pre-install its software applications such as Office, OneDrive or Skype onto their Android-based devices, Microsoft is offering them discounts on...

Lenovo smartphone shipments reach only 8-9 million units in 1Q15

Apr 10, 14:46

Lenovo's smartphone shipments in first-quarter 2015 reached only 8-9 million units, lower than the volume that Digitimes Research had previously estimated and about the same as the level a year ago due to high inventory built up during the fourth quarter of 2014. Lenovo brand image is relatively weak...

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Taiwan notebooks - 2Q 2015

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Jul 24, 15:33

The global notebook market remained sluggish in the second quarter of 2015. The seasonal pattern that has governed the notebook market previously will not appear in 2015, with Taiwan makers set to see on-year declines in the shipments during the second half of...

Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2015

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | May 22, 15:51

Taiwan's LCD TV makers saw strong seasonal impacts in the first quarter of 2015. Shipments to North America saw a particularly sharp decline as a result of reduced procurement from Mexico and major client Toshiba quitting the North America market.

Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2015

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | May 15, 15:58

Most of Taiwan's handset makers felt strong seasonal effects in the first quarter. Foxconn suffered particularly as a result of drastic drops in orders from Sony Mobile and Microsoft Mobile.

Display panels for wearable devices: Market overview and forecast through 2017

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 23, 12:15

The wearables market is a growing focal point for many vendors and players in the display panel supply chain. This Digitimes Research Special Report looks at developments in panel applications in the wearable industry, with a specific focus on panel makers in...

Developments in the UV LED industry

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 16, 18:28

As white LED applications are becoming more widely accepted and common in the market and China makers push more price-competitive solutions, the 2015 global high-brightness LED output value is expected to only grow 7.5% on year. It is not surprising that in a...

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    Bits + chips - Stockwatch | 28min ago

  • China market: Meizu to start marketing fast mobile chargers, says report

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  • Intel defines 6 desktop market segments for CPU platforms, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | Jul 28, 21:50

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 28, 21:48

  • Demand for UV-A LEDs may take off in 2015, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | Jul 28, 21:47

  • PC replacement pushed by Windows 10 may come slowly, sat Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | Jul 28, 21:46

  • Taiwan IoT makers have to develop innovative applications to compete in global IoT market, says Acer founder

    Before Going to Press | Jul 28, 21:42

  • Epistar may suffer 3Q15 net loss per share of NT$0.18

    Before Going to Press | Jul 28, 21:41

  • Sony to launch new-generation optical discs in cooperation with Panasonic, says Nikkei

    Before Going to Press | Jul 28, 21:40

  • Taiwan accepts ITA 2

    Before Going to Press | Jul 28, 21:38

  • Baidu posts 2Q15 revenues of CNY16.58 billion

    Before Going to Press | Jul 28, 21:37

  • MediaTek 3Q15 sales to rise 15-20%

    Before Going to Press | Jul 28, 21:37

  • China IC backend firms reportedly obtain orders from Qualcomm, MediaTek

    Before Going to Press | Jul 28, 21:36

  • China-, Taiwan-based makers hike August prices for solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers

    Before Going to Press | Jul 28, 21:36

  • AUO expects weak panel demand in 2H15

    Before Going to Press | Jul 28, 21:34

  • Smartphone vendors uninterested in Windows 10, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | Jul 28, 21:34

  • E Ink and Netronix jointly invest in new development facilities

    Before Going to Press | Jul 28, 21:33

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