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Pure-play foundry sales to top US$12 billion in 4Q15, says IC Insights

Sep 1, 10:57

The pure-play foundry market is forecast to grow to an all-time high of US$12.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015, following several quarters in which sales remained between US$11.3...

Inventory levels at LCD TV panel makers forecast to surge in the 2H15, says IHS

Aug 21, 14:26

LCD TV panel makers' inventory levels will be greater than normal in the second half of 2015, due to softening demand and increased output from new LCD panel manufacturing lines (fabs)...

Flat panel display revenues forecast to fall in 2015, says IHS

Jul 29, 14:18

Led by declining TFT LCD revenues, global flat panel display (FPD) industry revenues are forecast to fall 2% from US$131.4 billion in 2014 to US$129 billion in 2015. Dwindling TFT...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to grow 14% in 3Q15

Jul 28, 14:25

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is forecast to rise 14.4% sequentially in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to peak seasonal effects, as well as rollouts of new...

LED grow light module markets to reach US$1.8 billion by 2021, says research firm

Jul 27, 15:02

LED grow light module markets, which totaled US$395 million in 2014, are forecast to reach US$1.8 billion by 2021. Rapid growth is anticipated as green house and plant factory growers...

China LED package market scale forecast to grow at a 5-year CAGR of 9% from 2014-2019, says firm

Jul 23, 14:22

The scale of the China LED package market grew 19% year on year to US$8.6 billion in 2014. The growth of the China LED package market will slow down in the next few years as LED prices...

Digitimes Research: Cree lowers 2Q15 forecast revenues due to keen competition

Jul 21, 11:30

Cree has lowered its revenues forecast for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 (the second quarter of calendar year 2015), including a big decrease by US$35 million attributable to...

TSMC cuts 2015 chip growth outlook

Jul 16, 22:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), at its July 16 investors meeting, gave a less-optimistic outlook for the third quarter of 2015, and has revised downward its forecast...

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Gartner cuts 2015 chip market growth forecast again

Jul 10, 10:21

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$348 billion in 2015, a 2.2% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. The prediction, however, is down from Gartner's previous...

Digitimes Research: China IC foundry output value to rise 10.5% in 2015

Jul 9, 15:12

The output value of China's IC foundry industry is forecast to register a 10.5% increase in 2015 reaching US$3.9 billion, according to Digitimes Research.

Asustek announces growth in June revenues, but reduces annual notebook shipment forecast

Jul 9, 13:54

Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$41.68 billion (US$1.34 billion) for June, up 23.75% on month and 22.91% on year, but has reduced its notebook shipment forecast...

Worldwide cloud IT infrastructure spending to grow 26% in 2015, says IDC

Jul 7, 15:42

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, total cloud IT infrastructure spending (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) will grow by 26.4% in 2015...

LED lighting forecast to reach 32% of total lamp revenues in office lighting during 2015

Jul 3, 11:33

LED lighting is forecast to reach 32% of total lamp revenues in office lighting during 2015, according to IHS. Total worldwide revenues for office lamps are projected at US$3.5 billion,...

Prepaid electric meters expected to have installed base of more than 85 million from 2014-2024, says firm

Jun 4, 15:07

Although the overall adoption of prepaid electric metering is expected to increase thanks to increased acceptance by both utilities and customers, the trend is playing out differently...

Flat panel display equipment spending forecast to reach US$9 billion in 2015, says IHS

May 29, 15:36

Revenues for flat panel display (FPD) manufacturing equipment are expected to grow for the third consecutive year to reach US$9.1 billion in 2015, according to IHS. This level of...

Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments in 2015 to reach 1.368 billion units

May 28, 20:59

There will be an estimated 1.368 billion smartphones shipped globally in 2015, growing 13.6% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

UMC expects flat performance in 2Q15

Apr 29, 21:40

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, while sales generated from 28nm process...

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Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to rise 14.3% in 2Q15

Apr 28, 21:26

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is forecast to rise 14.3% sequentially to NT$140.07 billion (US$4.58 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, buoyed mainly by a...

Gartner cuts forecast for 2015 chip market growth

Apr 24, 10:16

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$354 billion in 2015, a 4% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. However, the prediction is down from Gartner's previous...

Asustek looking to ship 30 million ZenFone smartphones in 2015

Apr 23, 11:00

Asustek Computer has reportedly raised its internal shipment forecast for its ZenFone-series smartphones for 2015 from 25 million units originally to 30 million, according to sources...

Smart building technology spending forecast to grow to US$17.4 billion in 2019, says IDC

Mar 30, 16:00

An increasing number of case studies are emerging to demonstrate the business case and benefits associated with developing smart buildings. According to a new IDC Energy Insights...

Stronger competition forecast for handset display makers in 2015, says IHS

Mar 6, 15:50

Global handset display module shipments in 2015 are expected to rise just 4% on year to reach two billion units, leading to even stronger competition among handset display makers...

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 2015 forecast at 221.4 million units

Feb 25, 12:23

There will be 221.4 million tablets shipped globally in 2015, slipping by 11.9% on year, according to a Digitimes Research Special Report.

Digitimes Research: Global IC foundry output value to rise 12% in 2015

Feb 16, 20:48

Output value for the global IC foundry industry is forecast to reach US$54.8 billion in 2015, up 12% from US$49 billion in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Global solar PV demand forecast to grow 25% in 2015, says IHS

Jan 9, 15:42

Global solar PV demand is forecast to grow by up to 25% in 2015, according to IHS. Due to the ongoing cost reductions for solar PV, IHS forecasts that installation demand will grow...

Explosive growth forecast for quantum dot TV technology, says DisplaySearch

Jan 8, 21:42

LCD TV makers are responding to the challenge of OLED, with quantum dot (QD) technology, curved screens and other innovations. According to new information from DisplaySearch, in...

Global diagnostic displays shipments to grow at 5% CAGR between 2014-2018, says DisplaySearch

Jan 7, 14:09

Global shipments of diagnostic displays are forecast to grow at a 5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2014-2018, according to DisplaySearch. Larger high-resolution wide-aspect-ratio...

LCD TV shipments to reach 239 million in 2015, says DisplaySearch

Jan 5, 14:43

After a year of weak growth for the LCD TV industry in 2013, worldwide shipment growth has accelerated every quarter in 2014, with total units rising more than 10% in the third quarter...

Worldwide CE market forecast to grow 4.5% in 2014, says Futuresource

Dec 22, 15:35

It has been another difficult year for many CE vendors as convergence takes its toll on dedicated product segments and competition has squeezed profits in key areas like TV. However,...

Global IC foundry sales to rise 12% in 2015, says TSMC co-CEO

Dec 4, 21:21

The global IC foundry market is forecast to increase 12% in 2015, outpacing the overall semiconductor sector's 5% growth, said TSMC's co-CEO Mark Liu at the company's 14th annual...

TSMC will outperform the worldwide IC foundry market in 2015, says company co-CEO Liu

Global semiconductor equipment sales to rise 19% in 2014, says SEMI

Dec 3, 22:19

Global sales of semiconductor equipment are forecast to increase 19.3% to US$38 billion in 2014, according to SEMI.

Worldwide smartphone growth forecast to slow as prices drop and markets mature, says IDC

Dec 2, 15:50

According to a new mobile phone forecast from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, worldwide smartphone shipments will reach a total of nearly 1.3 billion units in 2014,...

Taiwan PCB production value to rise 7% in 2014, says IEK

Nov 28, 14:58

Factories set up by Taiwan-based PCB makers in Taiwan and China are forecast to generate total production value of NT$558.4 billion (US$18.1 billion) in 2014, rising 6.93% on year,...

Taiwan estimated to supply 20% of global IC packaging materials, says IEK

Nov 21, 15:37

Output from Taiwan-based IC packaging materials suppliers is forecast to account for about 20% of the global output in 2014 indicating the industry's less-competitive global presence...

Digitimes Research: Tablet AP shipments in China to rise 4.7% in 4Q14

Nov 11, 20:11

Shipments of tablet-use application processors (AP) in China are forecast to rise 4.7% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research. Meanwhile, shipments...

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    Veeco TurboDisc K465i GaN MOCVD system

    Veeco Instruments has introduced a new gallium nitride (GaN) MOCVD system for production of high-brightness (HB) LEDs - the TurboDisc K465i. The new TurboDisc K465i can drive LED...

    Photo: Company, Jan 21.

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    Samsung mobile display driver IC

    Samsung Electronics has announced that it has developed a single chip that integrates a capacitive touch screen control function in a mobile display driver IC. This single-chip solution...

    Photo: Company, Sep 30.

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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.