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Intel cooperation with Fossil to develop smartwatches will help expand influence in wearables market

Sep 19, 14:37

Intel's cooperation with Fossil to develop smartwatches equipped with Android Wear will help Intel expand its influence in the wearables market as well as extend Google's influence in the market.

Taiwan panel makers plan to further develop on-cell touch for large-size applications

Sep 19, 11:38

Taiwan panel makers plan to further develop embedded touch panels such as on-cell for use in large-size applications in addition to in-cell products, according to Digitimes Research.

Intel looking to promote x86 architecture to China chip designers

Sep 18, 14:32

Rumors that Intel is considering investing in China-based Spreadtrum have been circulating in China's IT industry recently and Digitimes Research believes the rumors can explain why Spreadtrum's product development completely stopped recently. Spreadtrum may enter a partnership with Intel to start...

Mobile DRAM bit growth rate to top 37.5% in 2H14

Sep 18, 13:59

The bit growth of mobile DRAM is expected to expand 37.5% on year in the second half of 2014, buoyed by a 30% annual growth in smartphone shipments as well as rising demand for mobile DRAM chips from the tablet sector, according to Digitimes Research.

IFA shows Android tablet vendors adding value instead of price cuts

Sep 17, 15:06

IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany during September 5-10 showed that Android tablet vendors are not looking to offer entry-level models for price-cut competition and instead offered models equipped with 3D depth-of-field cameras, water-, dust- and shock-proof features, high-resolution touch panels, and LTE...

China panel makers shift 8.5G capacity to small- to mid-size applications

Sep 15, 14:17

China panel makers are starting to show signs of shifting production capacity on 8.5G lines from large-size applications to small- to medium-size ones in order improve operating margins and to avoid excess supply of large-size panels produced from the lines, according to Digitimes Research.

Global tablet shipments to see 9.1% on-year growth in 3Q14

Sep 12, 15:39

Digitimes Research expects global tablet shipments to reach 68.51 million units in the third quarter, up 23.8% sequentially and 9.1% on year, and non-Apple tablet vendors' shipments, which suffered from weaker-than-expected performance during the second quarter, are expected to see a recovery in the...

Market share of smartphone brands to undergo significant changes in 4Q14

Sep 12, 14:29

Market share of smartphone vendors in China is likely to fluctuate significantly soon due to the development of 4G market and the roll-outs of the latest flagship models, highlighted by the shipment performance of new phones under the cooperation between Apple and telecom operators beginning in late...

Top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 ODMs see 5-10% on-month shipment growth in August

Sep 11, 15:46

Although the IT market has already started preparing for back-to-school demand, the global top-five notebook vendors' combined shipments and top-three ODMs' combined shipments only achieved 5-10% on-month growths in August, lower than those of the same month a year ago.

O-Film sees weaker-than-expected gross margins because of reliance on outside module purchasing

Sep 11, 14:39

With demand over smartphone specifications continuing to rise and most smartphone vendors have been demanding touch panel makers supply semi-completed panels with LCD and touchscreen modules already fully laminated, large China-based touch panel makers have all been aggressively increasing their full-laminated...

China touch panel shipments grow in 2Q14

Sep 10, 21:18

China makers' shipments of touch panels used in handsets, tablets and notebooks grew 32.6%, 0.3% and 32.2%, respectively, on quarter in the second quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

China panel maker operating margins continue to increase; BOE to expand AMOLED panel capacity by over 225%

Sep 9, 15:13

China's panel makers have reported increased operating margins in the first half of 2014 largely due to their efforts in promoting smartphone, tablet and low-priced LCD TV panel products, with Tianma Optoelectronics reaching 5.4%, BOE 4.8% and China Star Optoelectronics 3.7%, according to Digitimes...

Digital home industry in August

Sep 9, 15:12

Recently in the digital home industry, Samsung has purchased SmartThings, which allows people to sync up their connected gadgets to a single smartphone app and hardware hub, to further its presence in the smart home industry and home automation market, according to Digitimes Research.

US$30 to be competitive price for 5.5-inch sapphire covers to be adopted by smartphone vendors other than Apple in 2015

Sep 5, 15:39

Whether major smartphone vendors follow Apple to adopt sapphire-screen covers will hinge on cost, and US$30 for a 5.5-inch sapphire-cover will be a competitive price in 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

3G to take up 53.1% of mobile communication users in ASEAN in 2016

Sep 5, 15:24

The total number of mobile communication subscribers in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market will reach 744.3 million in 2016, with 3G to account for 53.1%, 2G for 39.9% and 4G for 7%, according to Digitimes Research.

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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.

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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