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Digitimes Research: LCD vendors play catch-up with OLED competitors

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...

Digitimes Research: Japan slow in embracing voice-controled smart speakers

Dec 4, 15:14

Voice-controled smart speakers has seen slower-than-expected demand in the Japan market, Digitimes Research has observed.

Digitimes Research: SiC, GaN power semiconductor markets to grow fast through 2025

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...

Digitimes Research: UV-C LED power output increases to 70-75mW

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 purifi...

Commentary: China actively nurturing unicorns in Southeast Asia

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...

Digitimes Research: US leads in IoV development

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: Global smartphone shipments to reach over 1.5 billion units in 2018

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 Re...

Commentary: Micro LED development to benefit from micro-assembly

Nov 21, 15:40

Integrating micro LED chips with various ICs and biometrics sensors using micro-assembly technology offers many business opportunities.

Digitimes Research: Worldwide tablet shipments to reach 128 million units in 2018

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...

Digitimes Research: Automotive OTA upgrade sees huge potential demand

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...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments up on quarter in China in 3Q17

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...

Digitimes Research: Notebook market declines in October

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...

Digitimes Research: October 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices in China drop

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

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

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 Research: Competition in China smart speaker market heating up

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,...

Digitimes Research: Development of edge computing accelerating

Oct 25, 13:21

The development of on-device edge computing technology is heating up as related makers are seeking technology breakthroughs to address the concerns of privacy and protection of sensitive...

Commentary: The arrival of post-Morris Chang era

Oct 3, 16:12

TSMC chairman Morris Chang's retirement announcement comes at a perfect timing as the foundry house is to celebrate its 30-year anniversary on October 23, 2017. While Chang is to...

Commentary: Will micro LED feature on Apple devices?

Oct 2, 15:49

Apple has unveiled Apple Watch Series 3 characterized by a built-in eSIM (embedded SIM) chip which independently connects the device with LTE networks for voice communications and...

Commentary: Triple-win decision for TSMC to build 3nm wafer fab in Taiwan

Oct 2, 14:48

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has recently decided to set up the world's first 3nm wafer fab in the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) after gaining government...

Digitimes Research: FPGAs getting a foothold in deep learning inference chip market

Sep 27, 14:22

While Nvidia is currently a leading player in the deep learning inference chip market, powered by its GPGPU (general-purpose computing on graphics processing unit) processors, other...

Digitimes Research: Apple outraces Google for on-device AI development

Sep 26, 11:19

Google has been regarded as the leading force for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology thanks to its AlphaGo AI computer program. While Google still holds the...

Commentary: HTC faces new challenges after Google deal

Sep 22, 15:04

HTC, which built the world's first Android-based smartphone, the HTC Dream, in 2008, is facing new challenges after it signed a US$1.1 billion deal to hand over its ODM team or half...

Digitimes Research: JDI ramping automotive panels aiming for turnaround

Sep 14, 16:21

Despite the fact that Japan Display (JDI) has been operating in the red for a long time, the Japan government is unlikely to let JDI go simply because Japan's automotive electronics...

Digitimes Research: August 7W LED bulb prices in China drop 6%

Sep 11, 11:39

August 2017 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in the China market decreased 6.0% from June 2017 to CNY25.1 (US$3.8), while 9W models (60W...

Digitimes Research: 79GHz to replace 24GHz for automotive millimeter-wave radar sensors

Sep 8, 14:23

Allocated for use in short-range high-resolution automotive radar at the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference organized by the International Telecommunication Union, 79GHz (77.5-78.0GHz)...

Digitimes Research: Mobile e-payment services in Japan promising

Sep 5, 15:54

Apple Pay and Android Pay - launched in Japan market in October and December 2016 respectively - are expected to hike consumers' willingness to use mobile e-payment services, as the...

Digitimes Research: Breakthroughs needed before AR glasses can replace smartphones

Sep 5, 15:38

There is gradual awareness in the market that augmented reality (AR) glasses do have the potential to replace smartphones, as Microsoft's HoloLens AR glasses inventor Alex Kipman...

Commentary: Cabinet reshuffle casts uncertainty over Taiwan AI, IoT development

Sep 5, 14:00

Premier Lin Chuan, who once served as chairman of Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), and his Cabinet members will resign en masse on September 7, casting uncertainty over...

Taiwan Premier Lin Chuan

Digitimes Research: Demand for large-size public display products set to grow

Sep 5, 10:49

Global demand for large-size public display and digital signage products is set to grow steadily in years to come, fueled by the rise of new human-machine interaction and retail models,...

public display

Digitimes Research: FTTH fixed-line broadband service enjoys highest growth in Korea

Sep 4, 15:48

For the four types of high-speed fixed-line services - FTTH, FTTB+LAN, HFC (hybrid fiber coaxial) and xDSL - currently available in Korea, the number of FTTH service subscribers increased...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top-3 foundries combined revenues to rise 13% in 3Q17

Sep 4, 14:14

Combined revenues of Taiwan's top-3 foundries - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) - are...

Commentary: Will Taiwan satellite industry ever take off?

Aug 31, 15:14

Taiwan's first indigenously produced Earth observation satellite Formosat-5 was successfully launched August 25 from California, the US, into a low Earth orbit, about 720 kilometers...

Commentary: Innovation is key to survival for Taiwan IC designers

Aug 29, 15:38

Due to lackluster business performances recorded by most Taiwan IC design houses in the first half of 2017, the overall production value of Taiwan's IC design industry will see only...

Digitimes Research: Top-5 notebook brand and top-3 ODMs see shipments slide on month in July

Aug 21, 14:58

With inventory preparation for back-to-school demand reaching an end in June, first-tier notebook vendors' shipments slowed down in July with the top-5 brands' combined shipments...

First-tier notebook vendors' shipments slowed down in July
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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.