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Japan Li-ion battery materials suppliers expanding capacities

Dec 15, 10:50

In view of fast growing demand for automotive lithium (Li)-ion batteries arising from increasing global sales of electric vehicles, Japan-based makers of Li-ion battery materials are expanding their production capacities, according to Digitimes Research.

Mobile operators looking for alternatives from unlicensed spectrum technology

Dec 12, 15:07

With the popularity of the LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks growing at a pace slower than expected in part due to the difficulty in securing sufficient spectrum resources, a growing number of telecom operators including AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, Deutsche Telecom, NTT Docomo and China Mobile,...

LCD vendors play catch-up with OLED competitors

Dec 5, 14:18

Global TFT LCD panel makers are expected to be able to accelerate the development of profiled all-screen panels to compete more effectively with the single dominating AMOLED all-screen panel vendor, Samsung Display, leveraging their improved technology and increasing output from 6G LTPS LCD and 6G-8.6G...

Japan slow in embracing voice-controled smart speakers

Dec 4, 15:14

Voice-controled smart speakers has seen slower-than-expected demand in the Japan market, Digitimes Research has observed.

China government promoting LPWAN networks

Dec 4, 12:35

The China government has been actively promoting the development of LPWAN (low-power wide area network)-based IoT market and set NB-IoT as its standard technology, according to Digitimes Research.

SiC, GaN power semiconductor markets to grow fast through 2025

Nov 30, 16:15

While silicon remains the mainstream power semiconductor material, silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) are seen more suitable for power semiconductor devices needed by electric cars and mobile devices, as they can perform much better than Si in reducing on-state resistance and miniaturizing...

China smartphone AP shipments to grow mildly in 4Q17

Nov 22, 16:05

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China are expected to reach 179 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, up 4.1% on quarter and 1.4% on year, according to estimates of Digitimes Research.

Worldwide tablet shipments to reach 128 million units in 2018

Nov 21, 14:28

Seeing all-screen smartphones continue eroding tablet demand, tablet vendors, to differentiate the two product lines, are turning aggressively to promote 10-inch and above models with consumer-friendly prices, hoping to trigger a replacement trend. Digitimes Research expects worldwide tablet shipments...

Top-3 Korea fixed-network players vary in marketing strategies

Nov 20, 15:49

The top-three high speed fixed network communications firms in South Korea have adopted different marketing strategies to attract customer patronages, with the leading player Korea Telecom (KT) offering better broadband connection quality and a more complete array of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV)...

Smartphone shipments up on quarter in China in 3Q17

Nov 16, 11:44

Smartphone shipments in the China market reached 112.8 million units in the third quarter of 2017, increasing 18.6% sequentially but decreasing 1.9% on year. China shipments accounted for 31.3% of the global smartphone shipments in the quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Notebook market declines in October

Nov 15, 16:33

Four out of the top-5 notebook brands experienced on-year shipment declines in October mainly because of weak demand from the consumer sector. The vendors' refocusing their strategies onto boosting profitability from expanding shipment volumes also impacted negatively their shipment performances.

Global tablet shipments to rise 7.8% on quarter to 45.58 million units in 4Q17

Nov 6, 12:41

Global shipments of tablets are estimated to grow 7.8% sequentially to 45.58 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017 due mainly to brisk market demand for entry-level branded tablets, according to Digitimes Research.

Global server shipments to surge 8.5% in 2018

Nov 6, 10:49

Global server shipments are estimated to surge 7.1% on year to 12.65 million units in 2017 and post a higher growth of 8.5% in 2018, due mainly to expanding demand for datacenter servers and significant growth momentum expected in the China market, according to Digitimes Research.

Server shipments are expected to grow in 2018

Taiwan makers ship 21 million monitors in 3Q17

Nov 1, 22:31

Taiwan-based makers shipped 21.051 million LCD monitors in third-quarter 2017, increasing 5.1% sequentially and 1.0% on year to take up 67.0% of the global total. The shipment value totaled US$2.313 billion, up 2.4% sequentially and 8.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Global notebook shipments decline in 3Q17

Nov 1, 22:26

Global shipments of notebooks (excluding detachable 2-in-1 models) declined 4.2% on year to 40.79 million units in the third quarter of 2017 as weakening demand in the consumer sector and a corporate reorganization at Asustek Computer offset gains resulting from better-than-expected Chromebook sales...

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Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2017

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Dec 5, 15:21

Shipments of Nokia-branded devices to HMD Global continued to buoy Taiwan's handset shipments in the third quarter of 2017. HMD's manufacturing partner, Foxconn, benefited most.

China smartphone AP shipments – 3Q 2017

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Dec 1, 10:43

Vendors moved up smartphone AP shipments ahead of China's National Day Golden Week holiday, buoying third-quarter 2017 shipments to come to 172 million units, up 24.3% on quarter, outperforming market expectation.

China smartphone market and industry – 3Q 2017

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Nov 27, 15:39

China-based smartphone makers shipped a total of 179.2 million phones in the third quarter of 2017, down 0.4% on year and up 20.8% on quarter. The top five vendors in terms of shipment volumes were Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, BBK and Lenovo.

China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 8, 15:37

This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by China's makers.

Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2017

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | May 31, 10:20

According to surveys and analyses conducted by Digitimes Research, revenues generated from sales of server motherboards, servers, storage systems and related network system equipment by Taiwan-based vendors rose 4.8% on year to reach NT$555.8 billion (US$18.79...

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  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.