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Commentary: Can HTC build a VR ecosystem in China?

Nov 25, 12:29

HTC has exerted efforts to help China build up its VR industry in order to establish an ecosystem that will enable it to maintain its leading market position in the VR segment, but...

Digitimes Research: Samsung Note 7 issues may help Apple to regain number-1 crown in 4Q16

Oct 11, 20:44

With a series of battery fires reported with Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 and its latest announcement telling customers to turn off the smartphones immediately to prevent further incidents,...

Commentary: Business outlook for HMD VR devices still unclear

Sep 8, 16:00

With HTC, Samsung Electronics, Oculus and Google keenly developing hardware devices and related software solutions, the virtual reality (VR) industry looks promising. But not all...

Commentary: Taiwan makers reluctant to yield to Apple requests to lower quotes

Aug 19, 14:13

Apple has met resistance from makers in Taiwan's supply chain to lower their quotes for parts and components for iPhone 7 devices, a move which aims to force Apple to discontinue...

Commentary: ARM a must for SoftBank in paradigm shift

Jul 20, 12:46

SoftBank's decision to buy out ARM for GBP24.3 billion (US$32.2 billion) not only highlights the ruthless investment style of SoftBank's chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son, but also indicates...

SoftBank

Commentary: Micron losses set to continue

Jul 19, 14:05

Micron Technology has announced that it will continue to suffer losses in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 (June-August 2016), marking three consecutive quarterly losses. The losses...

Commentary: Samsung Display to continue dominating AMOLED market until 2H17

Jun 28, 20:29

A number of flat panel makers in Japan, Taiwan and China are said to have drawn up plans to ramp their AMOLED production capacity in order to counter the dominance enjoyed by Samsung...

A win-win for ASML and HMI

Jun 17, 09:56

ASML through its acquisition of Hermes Microvision (HMI) will further enhance its detection capabilities for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment, while the deal gives...

Commentary: Foxconn moves one step further to become brand operator

May 20, 09:10

The move by the Foxconn Group to take up control of two global technology brands, Sharp and Nokia, in less than two months has raised concerns that the EMS/OEM giant will eventually...

Digitimes Research: 4 million 9.7-inch iPad Pros to ship in 1H16

Mar 23, 15:15

Apple will ship an estimated four million 9.7-inch iPad Pros during the first half of 2016. The 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 will account for the largest portion of all iPads shipped in the...

Commentary: Apple expected to see decreasing profits from hardware

Jan 29, 11:47

Apple is expected to see difficulties maintaining strong hardware sales, as sales of iPhone, iPad and Mac-series products during its fiscal first quarter of 2016 were all weaker than...

Commentary: Challenges facing iPhone suppliers

Jan 13, 12:31

Taiwan-based makers in the iPhone supply chain must have been aware that sales of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have gradually lost their momentum, meaning Apple's orders for iPhones and...

Commentary: Gaming notebooks, VR devices may not be as promising as expected

Dec 30, 14:13

While the production of gaming notebooks and VR (virtual reality) devices looks to be promising in 2016, keen competition in the gaming notebook sector and a lack of supply chain...

Commentary: Is Micron investment in Inotera a good buy?

Dec 18, 11:04

Micron Technology has offered a deal to make Taiwan-based Inotera Memories a wholly-own subsidiary. Micron, which holds a 33% stake in Inotera, is offering to buy the remaining outstanding...

Commentary: TSMC new fab to boost China semiconductor industry

Dec 10, 10:44

The announcement by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to build a 12-inch wafer manufacturing facility in Nanjing, China heralds the establishment of a cluster of semiconductor...

Commentary: The residue value of feature phones

Dec 7, 22:34

The pace of replacement of smartphones for feature phones is not happening as fast as expected, as the use of handsets by consumers of different regions, the price difference between...

Commentary: Continuing closures at low-generation LCD fabs a sign of the future

Dec 4, 15:17

Decisions by Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) to close down 4.5G facilities and Hydis to close 3G and 3.5G fabs are indicators of weakening demand for low-generation LCD fabs that more...

Digitimes Research: Global all-in-one PC shipments to drop 3.9% on year in 2015

Nov 30, 16:01

With consumer demand for all-in-one PCs remaining weak, and Apple's new high-end iMacs and the price cut for previous-generation models failing to drive sales, Digitimes Research...

Commentary: Taiwan IC backend firms facing challenge from fast expanding China competitors

Nov 26, 16:23

A recent media report indicating that China-based Jiangsu Changjing Electronics Technology (JCET) has landed SiP (system-in-package) module orders from Apple could serve as a warning...

China semiconductor investment fund changes the rules of competition, says ASE COO

Nov 6, 14:06

China's national semiconductor industry investment fund has changed the rules of industrial competition, and backed by this fund China-based companies will definitely ramp up the...

ASE COO Tien Wu

Commentary: Tsinghua Unigroup investment in PTI may trigger Taiwan policy change for semiconductor industry

Nov 3, 10:59

The investment of NT$19.4 billion (US$598 million) by China-based Tsinghua Unigroup to take a 25% stake in Taiwan's IC backend service company Powertech Technology (PTI) could lead...

Mentor Graphics Veloce VirtuaLAB adds protocols for networking designs

Oct 20, 16:59

Mentor Graphics has announced its Veloce VirtuaLAB Ethernet environment with support for 25Gb, 50Gb and 100Gb Ethernet designs. VirtuaLAB is Mentor Graphics' platform for delivering...

Mouser Electronics undergoing expansion

Oct 19, 17:08

IC distribution company Mouser Electronics is undergoing a two-phase expansion at it worldwide headquarters in Texas by making additions to the 492,000 square-foot facility. The first...

Commentary: China DRAM industry set to rise

Oct 7, 16:12

China's DRAM industry is set to take a big step forward as its state-backed technology conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup has successfully raided a senior executive from Taiwan's DRAM...

Inotera chairman Charles Kau

Commentary: Will EPD demand increase due to LCD impact on vision?

Oct 1, 10:13

Display makers believe device vendors are increasingly concerned about the effects LCD screens have on peoples' eyes and therefore believe that EPD solutions will see increased demand...

Commentary: The implications of Google-Huawei tie-up for Nexus phones

Sep 29, 09:59

Google is rolling out two new Nexus phones: the Nexus 6P in cooperation with Huawei and the Nexus 5X with LG Electronics. While the market position of the Nexus phones has ebbed,...

Commentary: Taiwan notebook ODMs may not see profitability improve in 2H15

Sep 17, 11:05

The top-four Taiwan-based notebook ODMs all saw their profits decline significantly in the second quarter of 2015, and it still remains unclear if they can turn around in the second...

Digitimes Research: iPad Pro shipments to be less than 3 million units in 4Q15

Sep 14, 15:54

Apple introduced its largest iPad, the iPad Pro at its product launch conference in September; however, the device pairing with a keyboard and an iPad Pencil will make the overall...

Commentary: MediaTek to account for over 50% revenues of Taiwan IC design industry

Sep 10, 15:09

The landscape of Taiwan's IC design industry is set to undergo significant changes in 2016 as MediaTek has disclosed plans to acquire up to 100% stake in analog IC vendor Richtek...

Commentary: MediaTek-MStar expansion to pose threat to other IC vendors

Sep 3, 13:48

While the planned acquisition of ILI Technology (Ilitek) by MStar Semiconductor is being regarded as a consolidation process needed for Taiwan's IC design industry, the implementation...

Commentary: ASE purchase of SPIL shares is positive

Aug 25, 16:18

Plans by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) to buy up to 25% of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) for an amount likely exceeding NT$30 billion (US$919 million) may be...

Commentary: China notebook ODMs set to ramp up shipments

Jul 28, 11:35

Although the production capability of China-based notebook ODMs is still too small to make a significant impact on their Taiwan-based counterparts, the notebook supply chain in China...

Commentary: Who will Nokia count on for its reentry bid to the smartphone market?

Jul 27, 14:10

It is no longer a speculation that Nokia will be back to the smartphone market, and consumers are likely to catch sight of Nokia-brand smartphones once again in 2016 at the earliest...

Digitimes Research: Shrinking tablet market prompts China touch panel supply chain to look for growth elsewhere

Jul 17, 12:01

With demand for white-box tablets gradually shrinking and China's brand tablet shipments also performing weaker than expected, China-based touch panel and touch controller IC firms...

Digitimes Research: Apple to push forward with In-Cell touch technology in 2015 but highly considering G/G for 2016

Jul 17, 10:28

Industry rumors have stated Apple will go back to using G/G touch technology in iPhones due to ongoing production issues with In-Cell touch panels. If this were to occur, the earliest...

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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.

  • Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2017

    Digitimes Research estimates that revenues from sales of server motherboards, servers, storage systems and related network system equipment by Taiwan-based vendors reached NT$555.8 billion in 2016 and the amount is estimated to grow 5.9% on year in 2017.

  • 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.