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Qualcomm antitrust probe reshapes patent licensing in China

Feb 17, 15:46

China's anti-trust investigation of Qualcomm has come to an end with the US chip vendor making concessions in order control damage to its operations in the country. The fine for the company and its agreement to adjust licensing fees are expected to only have a limited impact on Qualcomm's revenues...

Google to finish 2-in-1 Chromebook development in 1Q15

Feb 13, 14:22

Google is planning to push 2-in-1 devices in 2015, according Digitimes Research's inquiries within the upstream supply chain. Google's 2-in-1 Chromebook designed by Quanta Computer is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter.

Samsung, LG outsource TV orders to ODMs to secure panel supply

Feb 10, 15:57

Korea-based vendors who have adopted a one-stop business model for their LCD TV business have recently placed some strategic orders with outside ODMs for 2015. Samsung Electronics has outsourced production to China panel maker BOE's TV manufacturing subsidiary Beijing BOE Multimedia Technology, while...

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...

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Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 4Q 2014

TAIWAN FPD | Feb 17, 11:23

Taiwan-based makers saw their large-size TFT LCD panel shipments increase on year in fourth-quarter 2014, driven largely by demand for TV applications. But they are facing growing competition from China-based and Korea-based makers who are ramping up new production...

Taiwan LCD TVs – 4Q 2014

TAIWAN FPD | Feb 17, 11:07

Taiwan's LCD TV makers saw significant increases in shipments in the fourth quarter of 2014 thanks to strong seasonal demand, as well as Foxconn's shipments to Mexico to fulfill government procurement orders.

Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 4Q 2014

TAIWAN FPD | Feb 16, 15:11

Major Taiwan-based suppliers of small- to medium-size LCD panels changed their production strategies in fourth-quarter 2014 as the industry entered the slow season amid sluggish demand for smartphone applications and rising competition from China-based rivals...

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...

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