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Global notebook shipments to drop in 4Q14

Oct 21, 11:26

Despite Intel and Microsoft subsidies, Digitimes Research expects global notebook shipments, not including 2-in-1 models, to drop 4.4% on year and 2.6% sequentially in the fourth quarter, as Windows XP will have less of an effect on boosting demand in the enterprise segment and most of the inventory...

Lenovo starts price-cut competition for 7-, 8-inch tablets

Oct 20, 16:09

Most 7-inch tablets' prices have dropped significantly during October with several first-tier vendors' 8GB models even dropping to as low as US$99. Meanwhile, 8-inch tablets also seen their prices decrease with stable panel supply and vendors expanding their investments in related products. Among the...

Japan new fund raising policy to provide positive benefit to crowd funding market

Oct 20, 15:51

Following the passing of Japan's 2014 amendment of financial instruments and exchange act, etc. on May 23, 2014, unlisted companies in Japan are now allowed to raise funds through the Internet and the move is expected to prompt Japan's crowd funding platforms to include investment projects, which is...

Price pressure on DRAM chips to ease in 4Q14

Oct 17, 14:06

Global DRAM bit demand growth will be higher that of bit supply growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, easing pressure on the prices of DRAM chips in the quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Average retail pricing for 23- to 27-inch LCD monitors down in October

Oct 17, 11:13

Average retail pricing for LCD monitors in the US, UK, Germany, Japan and China will all see declines on month in October 2014, with 27-inch units dropping 5% to US$341, 24- and 23-inch units 1% to US$264 and US$259, respectively, and 22-inch units 2.8% to US$175, according to Digitimes Research.

Global notebook shipments in 3Q14 estimated at over 45 million units

Oct 17, 10:41

Third-quarter 2014 global notebook shipments are estimated at 45.198 million units (not including 2-in-1 models), increasing 6.4% sequentially and 2.6% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

September 7W LED bulb prices sequentially up in China market

Oct 14, 20:15

September average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 11% on month to CNY33.9 (US$5.50), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W) fell 7.3% to CNY41.70, according to Digitimes Research.

More than 80% of handsets from China vendors to use local touch panels

Oct 14, 20:12

More than 80% of handsets from China vendors in the second half of 2014 will use touch panels from local makers, according to Digitimes Research.

Penetration rate of SSD applications to expand significantly in 2015

Oct 14, 15:54

Support for PCIe technology and the adoption of triple-level cell (TLC) NAND to reduce costs are the major focuses in the development of SSD controller chips in 2014. The penetration rate of SSD applications is expected to experience vigorous growth in 2015 thanks to the reduction of related costs...

Silicon Works expected to expand non-LCD driver IC revenues thanks to LG

Oct 14, 15:33

Although Silicon Works' revenues from the LCD driver IC (LDI) business dropped 8.1% on year and reached KRW128.7 billion (US$120 million) in the first half of 2014 because of two consecutive quarters of decline in iPad shipments, the company is expected to be able to expand its revenues from non-LDI...

Enterprise segment to benefit, but PC segment to suffer from HP spin-off

Oct 9, 15:49

Hewlett-Packard (HP) will separate into two companies, HP Inc. and HP Enterprise with the former focusing mainly on PC and printer products and the later on servers, storage, software and services.

Global LED lighting demand in 2018 to grow 180-190% from 2013

Oct 8, 21:30

Global demand for LED lighting products and LED-based lighting systems and services in 2018 will increase from 2013 by 190% and 180%, respectively, and global demand for LED lighting will begin to exceed that for conventional lighting products in 2017, according to Digitimes Research.

Availability of Android One phones to affect sales of low-priced models in India

Oct 8, 15:13

The launch of Android One smartphones by India-based vendors in their local market starting September will affect sales of current models priced at around INR6,000 (US$98) as well as low-priced models offered by Samsung Electronics, according to Digitimes Research.

Japan sees increased Ultra HD TV prices in September

Oct 8, 14:33

In September 2014, Japan was the only market where average retail pricing for Ultra HD TVs increased, with 40- and 50-inch units climbing 6.8% and 17.3% respectively, according to Digitimes Research.

Top-5 notebook vendors see growth in September shipments, but top-3 ODMs suffer drop

Oct 7, 14:07

The combined notebook shipments (not including detachable models) of the global top-5 brand vendors enjoyed on-month growth of 19% in September and were at a level similar to a year ago because of the distribution of new entry-level models. Vendors' inventory adjustments in August also contributed...

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Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2014

TAIWAN FPD | Aug 25, 14:48

Taiwan's monitor shipments grew 10% in the second quarter compared to a low first-quarter base. With panel makers reducing their supply of monitor applications and monitor vendors reluctant to increase their shipments, Taiwan's makers will only see a single-digit...

China smartphone market and industry – 2Q 2014

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Aug 12, 17:41

A delay in the launch schedule for low-cost 4G smartphones resulted in a mere 4.8% increase in second quarter shipments in the China market. However, with telecom operators planning on increasing their subsidies in the second half of the year, demand will be...

Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 2Q 2014

TAIWAN FPD | Aug 6, 21:18

Taiwan makers' small- to medium-size panel shipments reached 351.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014, up 16.8% sequentially but down 2.8% on year.

Trends and forecasts for the China FPD industry, 2014-2017

CHINA FPD | Oct 6, 12:29

With China being the world's IT production center and a country with some of the strongest consumer demand, along with benefits on custom tax, funding, loans, and subsidies provided by the government, China's FPD industry continues to show strong growth. Local...

Taiwan servers and the global server market, 2014

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 3, 12:19

Taiwan makers have successfully entered the supply chain of the Internet data center (IDC) industry and may contribute over 90% of the global server shipments in 2014. Combined revenues from related product lines such as motherboards, back-end assembly, storage...

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