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  • Last update: Thursday 18 December 2014 [24 news items]

Thin clients emerge unscathed from the battle with PCs in EMEA, says IDC

Dec 18, 15:41

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) thin-client market posted single-digit growth in the third quarter of 2014, according to IDC. In 2014, during a transition period of IT...

Firefox-based smartphones to enter Africa in 2015

Dec 18, 11:50

Mozilla is expected to team up with China-based handset makers to produce Firefox OS-based smartphones for sales in Africa through Millicom's subsidiaries, including Airtel, MTN South...

Android inspires another bright quarter for MEA tablet market, says IDC

Dec 15, 16:13

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) tablet market continued to record strong on-year growth in the third quarter of 2014, spurred by a huge increase in shipments of Android-based devices...

MEA PC market braves stormy conditions to record shipment growth, says IDC

Dec 15, 09:59

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market posted on-year growth in the third quarter of 2014, spurred in large part by two significant education deals in Pakistan and the revival...

Governments in Middle East and North Africa to spend US$12.2 billion on IT in 2014, says Gartner

Nov 17, 15:57

Governments in the Middle East and North Africa will spend US$12.2 billion on IT products and services in 2014, an increase of 1.3% over 2013 revenues of US$12 billion, according...

East Africa aspires to become a new world-class energy player, says IHS

Nov 7, 16:04

East Africa is undergoing a major transformation to become a new world-class player on the energy market. By 2025, east Africa is expected to experience an incremental production...

Middle East and Africa PV market accumulates 12GW pipeline with strong growth potential, says Solarbuzz

Sep 23, 15:39

The PV market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is set for strong growth, with many multi-megawatt ground mount projects in the planning or pre-planning phases. According...

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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  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.