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China aims for semiconductor industrial output of CNY350 billion in 2015

Jul 24, 13:56

Since the implementation of China's 12th Five Year Plan in 2011, the country's semiconductor industry has shown a steady yearly revenue growth from CNY179.61 billion (US$29 billion) in 2010 to CNY240.8 billion in 2013, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.2%, thanks to a steep rise...

Xiaomi to see slower growth in smartphone shipments in China market

Jul 24, 12:01

Xiaomi Technology ranked first in smartphone shipments in the China market among China-based vendors in the first half of 2014, but will see growth in shipments gradually slow down mainly because other vendors started using online marketing in the second quarter and have launched or will launch models...

CSOT to see increased influence in AMOLED industry

Jul 24, 11:42

Following its aggressive investments in 8.5G production lines, China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) has become the largest supplier of 32-inch panels worldwide. The company has also established a joint venture with the government of Wuhan, China, through which CSOT will officially enter the...

Optical-use sapphire demand to reach 12.44 million mm of 2-inch equivalents in 2014

Jul 23, 10:48

There will be an estimated demand for 12.44 million mm of 2-inch-equivalent sapphires for optical purposes in 2014, mainly consisting of 54.3% for use in smartphone button covers, 24.1% iWatch covers and 17.4% smartphone camera lens covers, according to Digitimes Research.

Global tablet shipments reach 55.06 million units in 2Q14

Jul 23, 10:32

There were 55.06 million tablets shipped globally in the second quarter of 2014, decreasing 4.5% on quarter but increasing 17.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

January-May handset shipments in China market down 28% on year

Jul 22, 11:01

There were 178 million handsets shipped in the China market during January-May 2014, decreasing over 70 million units on year. The decrease was mainly because China Mobile shifted marketing resources to promote 4G TD-LTE smartphones and reduced subsidies for 2G and TD-SCDMA (3G) handset purchases,...

Global notebook shipments to grow 4.3% sequentially in 3Q14

Jul 22, 10:29

Buoyed by back-to-school demand, global notebook shipments are expected to grow 4.3% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 before taking a dive of 1.1% in the fourth quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research launches Special Report to examine recent revisions made by China government targeting domestic semiconductor industry goals

Jul 17, 14:15

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 chains through 2030. In order to examine...

AMOLED tablets unlikely to benefit Samsung in 2H14

Jul 17, 11:04

Samsung Electronics recently launched the 8.4- and 10.5-inch AMOLED-based Galaxy Tab S flagship tablets. Although the new Galaxy Tab S tablets feature specifications exceeding those of Apple's iPads, the series is still unlikely to boost Samsung's sales in the second half of 2014 as demand in the high-end...

Digital home industry sees new developments in June from Google, Aereo and Samsung

Jul 16, 10:30

In June 2014, the digital home industry saw several developments worth noting. Google-owned Nest Labs released a new smart home API that is open to iOS and Android developers. Digitimes Research believes the new platform will open up cross partnerships across the digital home industry as well as bring...

China Mobile excluded from FD-LTE pilot operation licenses

Jul 15, 11:39

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has issued two FD-LTE pilot operation licenses to China Unicom and China Telecom on June 27 for several cities in China. However, China Mobile, which is most aggressive about FD/TD-LTE dual-mode network technology was excluded, showing that the...

Google Fit to benefit remote medical care industry

Jul 15, 11:36

Google has recently announced its new wearable device platform, Google Fit, which is expected to change the business model for wearable devices to horizontal partnerships with different industries with its hardware/software integration and connectivity, according to Digitimes Research.

On-cell touch panels unlikely to win favor in high-end smartphones in 2014

Jul 14, 14:47

The on-cell touchscreen technology led by US-based touch control IC maker Synaptics and China-based Focaltech have accumulated total unit shipments of one million since the beginning of the technology's mass production in October 2013.

Global notebook shipments decline 4.9% in 2Q14

Jul 14, 10:05

Global notebook shipments dropped 4.9% on year in the second quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research. Despite the end of Windows XP bringing about a surge of notebook orders, panels and some key components were in limited supply, and demand in China and South and Central America was down,...

Korea to ramp PWM IC production value to US$10 billion by 2022

Jul 11, 16:31

Korea plans to invest KRW323 billion (US$320 million) in R&D to ramp up the production value of its power management ICs (PWM ICs) to US$10 billion by 2022 with a 14% global market share, according to Digitimes Research.

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Taiwan notebooks – 2Q 2014

TAIWAN ICT | Jul 23, 12:53

Taiwan's notebook makers saw an unexpected sequential rise in shipments in the second quarter after the end of Microsoft's support for Windows XP generated a wave of replacement demand. Compared to the same period of last year, their shipments still dropped....

China smartphone market and industry – 1Q 2014

CHINA SMARTPHONE | May 15, 15:08

This report is divided into two sections; the first covers the China smartphone market, including shipments from international players and China-based players. The second section covers the China smartphone industry and covers shipments from local makers in the...

Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2014

TAIWAN FPD | May 13, 15:41

Monitor shipments from Taiwan makers declined in the first quarter of 2014 mainly due to seasonality. And both upstream LCD panel suppliers and downstream system vendors remain conservative about the monitor market in the second quarter.

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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    Before Going to Press | Jul 24, 18:47

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    Before Going to Press | Jul 24, 18:46

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