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Windows 10 unlikely to bring dramatic changes to mobile device market in 2015

Jan 23, 14:58

Microsoft on January 21, 2015 announced Windows 10, but Digitimes Research believes the operating system, though falling in line with the software giant's Mobile First, Cloud First strategy, is unlikely to make any dramatic change to the competition between notebooks, tablets and smartphones in 2015...

China smartphone industry to report shipment growth of 8.6% for 4Q14

Jan 22, 15:47

During visits to firms in China's smartphone supply chain in November and December 2014, Digitimes Research found that their shipments to the domestic market were weak in the fourth quarter of 2014. But their exports remained strong. Many China-based brand vendors and ODMs who had a strong focus on...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 ships as scheduled for Xiaomi and LG product launches

Jan 16, 16:14

Qualcomm's top-notch product in 2015, the Snapdragon 810, has been rumored to have defects and see unstable mass production with some media even speculating that volume production for the application processor (AP) would not start until the second quarter of 2015. However, judging from LG's and Xiaomi's...

TSMC SSL merger to enhance Epistar in the LED market

Jan 14, 23:15

Epistar has invested NT$825 million (US$25.94 million) to merge with TSMC Solid State Lighting (SSL), helping to enhance Epistar's capability in the lighting industry. Before the decision was made, many companies such as SemiLEDs and Advanced Optoelectronic Technology (AOT) had also been talking to...

Ultra HD BD players not likely to be available until end of 2015

Jan 9, 15:32

Panasonic is showcasing an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player (BDP) prototype at CES 2014 and is the only exhibitor with such a device at the show. Digitimes Research believes Ultra HD BDPs will wait at least until the end of 2015 before hitting store shelves, but demand may pick up in 2016.

Samsung, LG, Panasonic bent on competing against Android TV

Jan 8, 15:14

Observing major LCD TV brand vendors' strategies for 2015, Google's Android TV has become the official platform for Sony's and Sharp's smart TVs, but vendors such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Panasonic are still resisting Android, and bent on using their in-house developed platforms to...

China white-box players accelerate LTE tablet supply to Russia vendors

Jan 8, 12:02

Despite the fact that Russia's IT market has been greatly impacted by the fast depreciation of the country's currency, Digitimes Research expects demand for LTE tablets from Russia to continue growing in 2015 due to the rise of its regional brand vendors and strong consumer demand for high price/performance-ratio...

Nvidia steps up efforts for GPU licensing

Jan 5, 15:55

To find new outlets for its GPU business, Nvidia has started licensing its GPU architecture to other application processor (AP) designers. Kepler was the first GPU platform Nvidia offered for licensing and its latest-generation Maxwell will also become available for licensing later.

Asustek EeeBook X205 to see poor performance in 4Q14

Dec 30, 12:02

Asustek Computer's US$199 11.6-inch EeeBook X205 notebook (clamshell-type design), released during the IFA 2014 show, will only achieve shipments of 200,000 units in the fourth quarter and Digitimes Research believes if the inexpensive low-specification Wintel product is unable to find a new business...

OTT STB shipments to grow only 20% in 2014; competition between OTT and cable STBs fires up

Dec 29, 21:17

China's over-the-top (OTT) set-top box (STB) market started taking off in 2012 and enjoyed a 10-fold on-year growth in 2013, but the market started seeing decline in the third quarter of 2014 because of the China government's restrictions on OTT STBs and the issue could cause the market to see only...

Sub-US$300 15.6-inch Chromebooks to fuel notebook competition in 1Q15

Dec 25, 15:59

In addition to Acer, which is set to launch a Broadwell-U-based 15.6-inch Chromebook in March 2015, Dell is planning to launch a 15.6-inch Chromebook with similar specifications in the first half of 2015 and both devices may be priced under US$300, according to Digitimes Research's latest findings...

Verizon to ship three million own-brand tablets in 2015

Dec 17, 15:47

Several mobile communication industry-related players have achieved strong tablet sales for 2014 and in addition to brand vendors such as Lenovo and Huawei, several telecom carriers are also achieving good results selling own-brand 4G tablets that bundle with their telecom services, according to Digitimes...

Lenovo mobile device shipments to lead Samsung by 9 million units in 2015

Dec 8, 16:16

Enjoying growths in both tablet and notebook shipments, Lenovo is estimated to beat Samsung Electronics in mobile computing device shipments (notebooks and tablets) by about one million units in 2014 and become the second-largest mobile computing device brand vendor worldwide, only behind Apple.

iPad shipments to drop to 55 million units in 2015

Dec 1, 15:02

Thanks to Sony quitting the notebook market and Apple's price cuts, MacBook shipments in 2014 are expected to grow over 15% on year, the highest growth among the top-10 vendors. But Apple's iPad shipments are expected to see a decline in the year.

China makers Bitland, BYD to join Chromebook supply chain in 2015

Nov 21, 16:09

Following China-based application processor (AP) supplier Rockchip's entry into the Chromebook industry, China-based end device makers are also expected to join the Chromebook supply chain, according to information Digitimes Research has collected from the Greater China supply chain.

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Taiwan notebooks – 4Q 2014

TAIWAN ICT | Jan 21, 15:53

The notebook market saw significant demand for entry-level devices whose pricing levels were comparable to those of tablets in the fourth quarter of 2014, which maintained Taiwan ODMs' overall shipments at a level comparable to that of the previous quarter. But...

China touch panel industry – 3Q 2014

CHINA TOUCH | Nov 28, 18:54

The third quarter is a traditional boom season for touch panels and therefore China-based touch panel makers saw shipments increase for all major applications.

Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2014

TAIWAN ICT | Nov 20, 10:53

Taiwan's top handset ODM Foxconn Electronics lost a significant amount of feature phone orders from Microsoft Mobile in the third quarter, while the biggest brand vendor HTC also saw a sharp decline in its shipments. But for others in Taiwan's handset sector,...

2015 China IC design market forecast

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 23, 10:50

Global economic growth is forecast to reach 3.8% in 2015, up from 3.3% in 2014. From the perspective of the electronics industry though, PC shipments will continue to decline, smartphone shipment growth will drop, and tablet shipments may decline. Despite the...

2015 global AP market forecast and vendor analysis

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 23, 10:46

Digitimes Research estimates that total 2014 AP shipments will reach 1.52 billion units worldwide, up 19.6% from 2013, and in 2015 the global market will see shipments of 1.65 billion units, growing 8.5% on year. The slowdown is mainly due to a shrinking tablet...

2015 global notebook demand forecast
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