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Korea makers to mass produce transparent OLED displays in 2016

Nov 27, 11:52

Korea panel makers have plans to mass produce 55-inch and above size transparent OLED displays from 2016 into 2017, according to Digitimes Research.

Japan telecom operators offering household robots to boost revenues

Nov 26, 10:12

Following the steps of Softbank, NTT DoCoMo and KDDI have also launched household robots as part of their efforts to boost revenues. The move is expected to ramp up the popularity of robots in Japan, according to Digitimes Research.

Next generation IEEE 802.11ay standards to come in 2017

Nov 25, 11:16

IEEE is setting next generation wireless transmission standards at 60GHz, IEEE 802.11ay, which is expected to be completed in 2017. The new standards are likely to focus on new applications for mobile offloading, wireless backhaul, and others, according to Digitimes Research.

Nexus 6P, Xperia Z5 series highlight latest smartphone presentation in Japan

Nov 24, 12:02

Google's Nexus 6P, Sony Mobile Communications' Xperia Z5 series products and a number of feature phones highlighted the product presentation for the winter-spring session held by Japan-based telecom operators recently, according to Digitimes Research.

Korea panel makers expectd to unfold new 3D commercial displays in 2017

Nov 17, 15:28

Korea panel makers are increasing developments for glasses-free 3D displays primarily aimed at the commerical segment, according to Digitimes Research.

China panel makers focuses largely unchanged in 2016

Nov 17, 14:55

Heading into 2016, China-based panel maker BOE will continue to focus on production of 5-inch HD panels while fellow maker Tianma Optoelectronics will focus on producing Full HD TFT LCD panels, according to Digitimes Research. These trends are on par with developments in 2015.

Korea memory chip production value hit record high in 3Q15

Nov 13, 15:21

The production value of memory chips, including DRAM and NAND flash devices, in Korea hit a new high of KRW13.92 trillion (US$11.8 billion) in the third quarter of 2015, compared to the previous high of KRW13.17 trillion reached in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Sony to expand CMOS production capacity via acquisition of Toshiba plant

Nov 12, 10:16

Sony's planned acquisition of Toshiba's CMOS sensor manufacturing plant in Oita, southern Japan will not only help solve its tight sensor production in the near term but also push it into other sectors such as the automobile industry, according to Digitimes Research.

Top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 ODMs perform weakly in October

Nov 11, 20:24

The global top-five notebook brand vendors and top-three notebook ODMs saw their combined shipments drop 32% and 27%, respectively in October. Although preparations for the year-end holidays greatly boosted shipments in September, shipment volumes returned conservative in October since demand from...

Global large-size LCD shipments to decline in 2015 but panel surface shipped to increase

Nov 11, 14:45

Global shipments of large-size TFT LCD panels is expected to decrease 5.6% on year in 2015 due to a slowdown in orders for PC and tablet applications, according to Digitimes Research.

China panel makers to ramp up high-end display shipments by end of 2016

Nov 10, 15:27

China-based panel maker Tianma Optoelectronics is expected to ship 10 million high-end smartphone panels in the fourth quarter of 2016 as it ramps new capacity for high-end LTPS TFT LCD displays throughout the year, according to Digitimes Research.

China tablet AP shipments to drop close to 30% on year in 4Q15

Nov 3, 22:11

Digitimes Research estimates that China's tablet AP shipments will reach 24.3 million units, staying flat from a quarter ago and down 29.6% on year, as related chip makers are not able to further cut their costs or achieve breakthroughs in product design and therefore, are seeing demand weakening.

58.7 million tablets to be shipped globally in 4Q15

Nov 3, 22:06

There will be 58.7 million tablets, including 2-in-1 and screen-detachable hybrid models, shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2015, increasing 15.9% on quarter but decreasing 22.6% on year.Shipments will consist of 14 million iPads, 24.5 million non-iPads and 20.2 million white-box units, according...

Worldwide tablet shipments decline 18% on year in 3Q15

Nov 3, 15:56

Worldwide tablet shipments reached only 50.64 million units in the third quarter, up 9% from the second quarter, but still down sharply by 18% on year, despite the fact that Europe and US retailers were aggressively preparing for the year-end holiday shopping season and demand from Russia and Eastern...

Korea makers aim to hold 50% share in display sales during 2017

Nov 2, 15:51

Korea panel makers aim to hold a 50% share in total display sales generated in 2017 through production of AMOLED, flexible, transparent and glasses-free 3D displays, according to Digitimes Research.

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Global tablet market – 3Q 2015

GLOBAL TABLET | Nov 19, 18:44

Global tablet shipments reached only 50.64 million units in the third quarter, up 9% from the second quarter, but still down sharply by 18% on year.

China smartphone market and industry – 3Q 2015

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Nov 13, 15:36

In September, Digitimes Research surveyed China's smartphone supply chain. After analyzing the industry as well as relative market data, it found that in the third quarter, there were 59.8 million new 3G/4G users in China, which is higher than the average growth...

Taiwan LCD TVs - 3Q 2015


Taiwan-based makers saw significant shipment growths in the third quarter of 2015, as clients in Europe and North America prepared for the year-end shopping season.

China Internet TV and OTT market developments

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 21, 16:00

China's Tri-network Integration Policy has eased restrictions on the broadcasting and telecom industries in China and allowed them to offer each other's services. This has brought new competitive challenges to the local video market, especially its Internet video/TV...

The Big Fund - China's next step to becoming a global semiconductor leader

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 16, 17:49

China has been solidifying its semiconductor industry policy objectives through the release of the "National IC Industry Development Guidelines" in June 2014 and "Made in China 2025" in June 2015, with one key financial support program being the National IC Industry...

Display panels for wearable devices
Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2015
Demand and supply trends in the global sapphire industry, 2014-2015

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