Digitimes Research: LCD vendors play catch-up with OLED competitors
COMMENTARY | 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...
Digitimes Research: Japan slow in embracing voice-controled smart speakers
COMMENTARY | Dec 4, 15:14
Voice-controled smart speakers has seen slower-than-expected demand in the Japan market, Digitimes Research has observed.
Unleashing the potential of flash storage with NVMe
COMMENTARY | Dec 4, 12:31
The dirty little secret of flash drives today is that many of them are running on yesterday's interfaces. While SATA and SAS have undergone several iterations since they were first introduced,...
Digitimes Research: SiC, GaN power semiconductor markets to grow fast through 2025
COMMENTARY | 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...
Digitimes Research: UV-C LED power output increases to 70-75mW
COMMENTARY | Nov 27, 12:29
UV-C (in wavelength of 200-280nm) LED power output has increased to 70-75mW with application extending from disinfection of personal devices to medium-scale sterilization or purification.
Commentary: China actively nurturing unicorns in Southeast Asia
COMMENTARY | Nov 27, 11:30
Statistics from US-based research body CB Insights show that non-US unicorn startups commanded a 50% share of total global unicorns as of the end of August 2017, sharply up from only 37% as...
Automation market full of opportunities, says Aurotek executive
INTERVIEW | Nov 23, 15:57
Aurotek, founded in 1981, was one of the earliest automation equipment component suppliers in Taiwan. The company started the business as a distribution agent of mechanical equipment components...
Redefining the connected home
COMMENTARY | Nov 23, 11:09
The concept of a fully "connected home" has been discussed for more than 20 years. However, widespread proliferation has taken far longer than anyone could have originally imagined. For a long...
Digitimes Research: US leads in IoV development
COMMENTARY | Nov 22, 15:57
Internet of Vehicles (IoV) is being fast developed based on two standards of wireless communication technology, DSRC (dedicated short range communications) and C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything)...
Digitimes Research: Demand for smart hospitals growing fast in China
COMMENTARY | Nov 22, 15:04
Demand for upgrading hospitals to smart facilities is increasing fast in China where hospitals are in short supply and medical resources are unevenly distributed.
Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments to reach over 1.5 billion units in 2018
COMMENTARY | Nov 22, 13:59
Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow 5% on year to reach 1.43 billion units in 2017 and expand another 4.8% to over 1.5 billion units in 2018, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: Worldwide tablet shipments to reach 128 million units in 2018
COMMENTARY | 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...
Digitimes Research: Automotive OTA upgrade sees huge potential demand
COMMENTARY | Nov 20, 10:08
There is large potential demand for OTA (over the air) upgrading of firmware/software for in-car electronic devices because car owners need not drive to maintenance shops merely for such upgrading,...
Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments up on quarter in China in 3Q17
COMMENTARY | 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%...
EtherCAT helps boost production capacity of lithium-ion automotive batteries
EDITORIAL | Nov 16, 10:56
Since SONY introduced the 18650 cylindrical lithium-ion battery in 1992, kick-starting the commercialization of lithium-ion batteries, the technology has been advancing with applications becoming...
Digitimes Research: Notebook market declines in October
COMMENTARY | 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...
Digitimes Research: October 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices in China drop
COMMENTARY | Nov 10, 11:17
October 2017 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in China decreased 3.2% from August 2017 to reach CNY24.3 (US$3.8), while 9W models (60W incandescent...
Digitimes Research: Panel makers looking to niche large-size applications
COMMENTARY | Nov 9, 13:49
With to a lack of growth momentum in the traditional mainstream TV and monitor markets, most flat panel makers have paid more attention on the development niche applications for large-sized...
Digitimes Research: Global MEMS microphone shipments rising
COMMENTARY | Nov 8, 21:55
Global MEMS microphone shipments will increase to 4.8 billion units in 2017 from 4.4 billion units in 2016, and the volume will reach over 5.0 billion units in 2018, according to Digitimes...
Digitimes Research: Competition in China smart speaker market heating up
COMMENTARY | Nov 8, 14:39
Competition in China's smart speaker market is heating up: Alibaba is pushing sales of its Tmall Genie to the business sector; JD.com is promoting its next-generation smart speaker, the DingDong...