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On-cell touch panels unlikely to win favor in high-end smartphones in 2014

Jul 14, 14:47

The on-cell touchscreen technology led by US-based touch control IC maker Synaptics and China-based Focaltech have accumulated total unit shipments of one million since the beginning of the technology's mass production in October 2013.

Hisilicon AP to give Huawei cost advantage in high-end mobile device market

Jul 9, 14:13

Hisilicon, an affiliate of Huawei, has been developing application processors for many years. The company's early products had issues that caused resulted in poor power consumption-performance ratio. But Huawei's strategic support and continuous R&D resource investments have helped improve Hisilicon's...

Google looking to clean up Android device mess in emerging markets

Jul 3, 12:01

The Android operating system was again the spotlight of Google I/O developer conference and in addition to a preview of the latest Android L, the Internet giant also launched an entry-level turnkey solution, Android One for emerging markets.

Youngfast, Melfas looking beyond G1F touch

Jul 3, 11:40

The G1F touch technology, which is composed of a glass-type touch sensor and a thin-film touch sensor, is gradually losing its competitiveness in the face of GFF and OGS touch.

Android TV facing same difficulties as Google TV; Chromecast to boost user attachment

Jul 1, 12:14

During Google I/O 2014, the Internet giant introduced Android TV as the successor of Google TV and added new features into its Chromecast. Digitimes Research believes that Android TV did not resolve the difficulties that Google TV faces, but only resembles the giant's return to the TV business. Chromecast's...

Google to expand Chromebooks into consumer market

Jun 27, 15:19

Introduced in 2011, the Chromebook was initially developed mainly for the education sector and has achieved outstanding sales in the past two years. During Google I/O 2014, Google announced plans to further integrate Android with the Chromebook, and Digitimes Research believes the tech giant is looking...

Fierce price competition revives GG touch panel demand

Jun 26, 16:17

Generally, the touchscreen technology used in a tablet is related to the device's specifications: high-end models usually adopt cutting-edge technologies, first-tier brand vendors' mid-range/entry-level models mostly adopt GFF-based touch panels, and white-box products normally use lower-end technologies...

Smartphone shipments to China unlikely to surpass 400 million units in 2014

Jun 23, 14:04

China smartphone vendors' shipments started weakening in mid-May with the upstream supply chain also seeing orders turning week despite the fact that several China-based smartphone players are still able to deliver over 10 million units each quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Amazon Fire smartphone to promote offline-to-online shopping business model

Jun 19, 16:02

Amazon announced its first own-brand smartphone, the Fire on June 18, 2014. Digitimes Research has commented that Amazon has not set the smartphone's price low to boost competition, and the device's hardware specifications are also not considered very high-end. Some special features of the smartphone...

Qualcomm far ahead of Marvell and MediaTek in China LTE market

Jun 19, 12:38

Qualcomm, a leading player in terms of LTE technologies, started supplying LTE solutions to markets worldwide including China in 2013. But because of regulations and issues over licensing issues, China's LTE service started later than most of the developed countries.

G1F likely to disappear from market soon because of fierce challenges

Jun 11, 15:26

A G1F touchscreen is composed of a glass-type touch sensor and a thin-firm-type touch sensor with one controlling the touch panel's X axis and the other the Y axis. G1F-based touch panels have been adopted by Samsung Electronics and Microsoft in their high-end tablets and mid-range smartphones, while...

GG touch panels yet to be eliminated from market thanks to iPhone 4/4s and iPad 4

Jun 10, 11:34

The traditional glass-glass (GG) touchscreen technology was once thought to be heading towards elimination from the IT industry as Apple, a major supporter of the technology, turned to other touchscreen technology for its new mobile devices. Compared to film-type touch panels, GG-based touch panels...

Apple biggest winner in China 4G smartphone sales in 1Q14

May 23, 11:56

Shipments of smartphones in the China market declined 6.4% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014 as consumers delayed plans for the purchase of new phones or replacements, given that handset vendors have postponed the release of sub-CNY1,000 (US$160) 4G models to the second quarter due to a high...

Intel to achieve 80% of 2014 tablet AP shipment goal

May 16, 15:18

Intel is set to ship 40 million application processors (APs) for tablets in 2014, up 400% from the volume in 2013, though most market watchers believe the goal is rather difficult to achieve. Digitimes Research has found that Intel is currently placing its focus on penetrating into the Android tablet...

Single-layer multi-touch technology to enter tablet touch panel market

Apr 24, 14:28

The single-layer multi-touch applications, mass production of which has been enabled by touch IC designer Goodix' technology, requires only a single layer of ITO film to support 5- to 10-point touch. Previously, the technology worked well only on small-size touch panels, but Goodix has made improvements...

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Taiwan notebooks – 2Q 2014

TAIWAN ICT | Jul 23, 12:53

Taiwan's notebook makers saw an unexpected sequential rise in shipments in the second quarter after the end of Microsoft's support for Windows XP generated a wave of replacement demand. Compared to the same period of last year, their shipments still dropped....

China smartphone market and industry – 1Q 2014

CHINA SMARTPHONE | May 15, 15:08

This report is divided into two sections; the first covers the China smartphone market, including shipments from international players and China-based players. The second section covers the China smartphone industry and covers shipments from local makers in the...

Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2014

TAIWAN FPD | May 13, 15:41

Monitor shipments from Taiwan makers declined in the first quarter of 2014 mainly due to seasonality. And both upstream LCD panel suppliers and downstream system vendors remain conservative about the monitor market in the second quarter.

Analysis of China's revised domestic semiconductor industry goals

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 16, 18:09

Facing a funding shortage for local IC manufacturers, the China State Council in June 2014 published guidelines to strengthen government support for China's semiconductor industry, while stating the short-, mid-, and long-term goals for the related industry supply...

The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 26, 13:59

Ultra HD TV vendors are facing challenges due to an overall slowdown in the TV industry and are concerned whether relative supply chains can provide compatible Ultra HD content and services. However, trends show that content makers as well as panel and chip makers...

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