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Middle East and Africa solar PV demand to grow 50% in 2014, says Solarbuzz

Apr 25, 12:34

Solar photovoltaic (PV) demand from the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is set to grow 50% on year in 2014. Between 2014-2018, annual PV demand will nearly triple as the MEA region...

Philips to establish Research hub in Africa

Mar 25, 14:09

Philips has announced the establishment of its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, Kenya, which will focus on creating new inventions, as well as bringing these inventions to the mar...

Middle East & Africa IT infrastructure spending will reach US$3.5 billion in 2014, says Gartner

Mar 20, 14:14

IT infrastructure spending, comprising storage, server, and enterprise networking equipment, in the Middle East and Africa is forecast to reach US$3.47 billion, a 4.1% increase from...

MEA tablet market sees explosive growth on back of strong consumer and corporate demand, says IDC

Mar 10, 13:53

Shipments of tablets into the Middle East and Africa (MEA) expanded 111% on year in the final quarter of 2013, according to the latest results released by IDC. The overall MEA tablet...

South Africa most attractive emerging country for solar energy, says firm

Feb 17, 15:14

South Africa's target of building 8.4GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity by 2030, combined with the success of its large-scale tendering process in attracting investment to fulfill...

EMEA PC shipments decline 16% in 3Q13, says IDC

Oct 21, 16:06

According to the latest research from IDC, PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) declined 16%, reaching 21.4 million units in the third quarter of 2013. Portable...

Africa 3G subscriptions to reach 210 million by the end of 2015, says ABI Research

Sep 4, 21:54

At the end of second-quarter 2013, the total 3G subscriptions in Africa reached 863 million, up 9.3% on year, which was substantially more robust than other regions around the world...

Surging popularity of smartphones and tablets hurting PC sales across the MEA and Turkey, says IDC

Jul 23, 14:54

The MEA region's PC market experienced another quarter of steep decline in the second quarter of 2013 as the proliferation of mobile technology continues unabated. According to preliminary...

ABB to produce PV inverters in South Africa

May 24, 12:39

ABB, a Switzerland-based power and automation technology group, plans to start production of central PV inverters in South Africa to support the rapidly growing local solar market...

Volatility and variability define US$550 million market for uninterruptible power supplies in Middle East and Africa, says IHS

Apr 24, 21:06

After three years of declining sales of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) into the Middle East and Africa region, the market returned to growth in 2012 and is forecast to continue...

Middle East and Africa solar demand to reach 1GW in 2013, says Solarbuzz

Mar 21, 11:27

New solar demand from the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is forecast to reach 1GW in 2013, according to Solarbuzz. This represents an increase of 625% on year from 136MW in 20...

China smartphone brands looking to expand share in Taiwan market

Apr 26, 01:30

China-based smartphone brands including ZTE, Huawei and Cool, seeing Taiwan's smartphone market is starting to extend into mid-range and entry-level price levels, are seeking help...

Philips announces LED lighting deal in South Africa

Dec 1, 11:48

Royal Philips Electronics and South African state-owned utility company Eskom have announced an energy-saving LED lighting deal. Under the agreement, 200,000 Philips MasterLED lamps...

Acer reducing 2011 tablet PC shipment target by 50%

Jun 16, 01:10

Acer, on June 15, announced that the company has reduced its annual tablet PC shipment forecast from originally 5-7 million units to only 2.5-3 million units, a drop close to 50%...

Worldwide server market constraints continue in 2Q09, says Gartner

Sep 4, 17:07

Worldwide server shipments dropped 28% on-year in the second quarter of 2009, while revenues fell 29.4pp on-year, according to Gartner.

BenQ short-throw projectors No. 1 in Middle East and Africa in 3Q

Nov 27, 16:59

BenQ has claimed that according to Futuresource Consulting's report, BenQ's short-throw projectors ranked first in the Middle East and Africa regions with 34.7% of market share in...

Taiwan companies assessing offer to set up handset joint venture in South Africa

Oct 8, 01:20

Sunplus Technology, Inventec Appliances, Pegatron, and other Taiwan-based companies are assessing an offer from South African investors to set up a joint venture to make handsets...

  • HTC+Rhyme

    HTC Rhyme

    HTC has unveiled HTC Rhyme, with a unibody design. HTC Rhyme comes in three colors: Clearwater, Hourglass and Plum, the color Verizon Wireless will be offering in the US. With a...

    Photo: Company, Sep 21.

  • DMP+Edubook+netbook

    DMP Edubook netbook

    Taiwan-based DMP Electronics has launched a US$100 netbook, the Edubook, which will be shipped to overseas markets in component form to be assembled by importers to save customs duties,...

    Photo: Yen-Shyang Hwang, Oct 8.

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Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015
  • 2014 global high brightness LED market, trends and shipment forecast

    For the global LED lighting market, the market size will reach US$25.82 billion in 2014 or a market penetration rate of 23.4%. This is attributable to exponential shipment growth for light bulbs, tubes, and directional lamps.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.