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Digitimes Research: Microsoft facing difficulties in 3 major segments

Apr 21, 14:31

Microsoft's operating system business has been seeing internal conflicts and external threats in areas such as technology development, partner relations and operating model. Without...

Digitimes Research: SoC technology for Ultra HD TVs to mature in 2015

Apr 21, 14:26

System on chip (SoC) solutions for Ultra HD TVs are expected to become more mature in 2015 as Ultra HD content, transmissions and display technology develop, according to Digitimes...

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm rethinks AP development strategy

Apr 17, 14:02

Qualcomm has received recognition from brand vendors for its mobile application processors (APs) based on its in-house developed architecture. However, its competitors have started...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments drop 1.6% sequentially in 1Q14

Apr 15, 15:44

Chi Mei Communication Systems (CMCS) saw a significant increase in handset shipments in first-quarter 2014, because of Nokia's joint design manufacturing (JDM) orders for feature...

Windows tablets gaining traction in Japan

Apr 15, 14:34

Sales of Windows-based tablets in Japan have been rising as vendors have been aggressively releasing Windows 8.1-based 8-inch models since October 2013. In February 2014, 15.7% of...

Digitimes Research: ITO film price drop to slow metal mesh penetration in mid-size touch applications

Apr 15, 11:54

Metal mesh technology has entered mass production at some China-based touch panel makers, such as O-film, since the second half of 2013. It helped O-film become the largest notebook...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC backend production value to expand 5.9% in 2014

Apr 11, 10:47

The production value of Taiwan's IC testing and packaging industry is expected to grow 5.9% in 2014, higher than the 4.9% growth posted a year earlier, as well as the 4.2% growth...

Digitimes Research: Global sapphire capacity to remain unchanged in 2014

Apr 10, 16:02

Global leaders in the sapphire industry, in attempts to return to profits from losses incurred in 2012-2013, will focus on increasing utilization rates rather than expand capacities...

Digitimes Research: LCD TV panel surface area shipped in 2014 expected to rise 8.7%

Apr 9, 14:32

The LCD TV panel surface area shipped in 2014 is expected to rise 8.7% on year as demand for TVs is expected to increase and the average TV panel-size increases, according to Digitimes...

Digitimes Research: China makers gear up for high-resolution small- to medium-size panel production

Apr 8, 15:23

With most of the China-based panel makers aggressively eyeing the high-resolution small- to medium-size panel market but lacking experience, Digitimes Research believes that in 2014,...

Digitimes Research: LED bulb prices in China fall in March

Apr 8, 11:33

March average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market slipped 11.0% sequentially to CNY33.9 (US$5.5), while 9W models (equivalent...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ODMs losing out as PC brand vendors turn to China supply chain for tablets

Apr 7, 15:46

Among global top-7 PC brand vendors, only Apple (sixth place) still outsources its tablet orders mainly to Taiwan-based EMS providers and ODMs, while the rest - Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard...

Digitimes Research: LED fluorescent powder prices dropping amid waning reliance on China rare earths

Apr 7, 11:11

The China government has lowered its rare earths export quotas for 2014 by 30% compared to 2013 after the actual export volume last year was lower than its original estimates. Prices...

Digitimes Research: Over 50% white-box tablets to come with phone functions in 2H14; MediaTek to benefit most

Apr 3, 12:08

China white-box tablet players' shipments increased sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2013 thanks to strong demand from mature markets worldwide. Demand from emerging markets...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD monitor shipments reach 24.47 million in 4Q13

Apr 2, 21:00

Taiwan LCD monitor makers' shipments reached 24.47 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, up 1.5% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: 3-mode smartphones to dominate China entry-level market

Apr 2, 12:03

When announcing its LTE product lineup in 2013, China Mobile originally set 5-mode support for five major networking standards in China as a basic requirement for its 4G products,...

Digitimes Research: On-cell touch panels not as popular as expected

Mar 28, 15:26

On-cell touch panels were once expected to be the solution with the best development potentials in China's entry-level to mid-range smartphone sector, but so far, the number of mobile...

Digitimes Research: DSC ASP rises 9.6% in March

Mar 27, 15:31

According to Digitimes Research's latest digital still camera (DSC) pricing tracker, global DSCs' average selling price (ASP) was up 9.6% on month and reached US$309 in March, matching...

Digitimes Research: Melfas eyes top notch in Korea touch panel industry

Mar 26, 15:05

Samsung Electronics' mid-range and entry-level mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) in 2013 mostly adopted touch panels using thin-film technologies such as glass-film-film (GFF)...

China smartphone market to reach 422 million units in 2014, says Digitimes Research

Mar 26, 14:06

Demand in China's smartphone market is expected to reach 422 million units in 2014, with 278 million units contributed by China-based vendors, according to the latest Digitimes Research...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone vendors to continue focusing on entry-level to mid-range models in 1H14

Mar 25, 14:12

China-based handset vendors will continue to focus on rolling out entry-level to mid-range smartphones for China and other emerging markets in the first half of 2014 due to persistently...

Digitimes Research: OTT TV users grow fast in China in 2013

Mar 25, 11:42

There were 428.2 million subscribers of OTT (over the top) TV subscribers in China as of the end of 2013, increasing 144.3 million from 2010 and accounting for 69.3% of all Internet...

Digitimes Research: Samsung 12.2-inch enterprise tablets unlikely to see strong sales in short term

Mar 24, 14:56

Samsung started flooding the tablet market with new devices in the first quarter and is pushing its new 12.2-inch tablets, featuring a new user interface and multi-tasking abilities,...

Digitimes Research: March analysis of tablet market

Mar 24, 11:53

China-based Huawei and CoolPad have both recently launched their new low-price high-specification phablets in China, aiming to grab shares from the high-end phablet market. Both vendors...

Digitimes Research: MediaTek to continue eating into Spreadtrum market share

Mar 20, 15:18

Despite the slow-season performance of China's smartphone market, chipmaker MediaTek's smartphone application processor (AP) shipments in the first quarter continue to see strong...

Digitimes Research: Sony expected to focus on developing SXRD LCoS-based products in the future

Mar 20, 12:04

Sony president and CEO Kazuo Hirai in early 2014 unveiled the Life Space UX project, featuring the company's latest 4K ultra short throw projector, which adopts Sony's SXRD LCoS technology...

Digitimes Research: Google, Apple extend to automobile electronics industry

Mar 19, 15:10

In addition to the smart mobile device markets, Apple and Google have also been expanding their presence in other industries such as automobile electronics.

Digitimes Research: Pricing for 32-inch entry-level LCD TVs up 3% on year in March

Mar 18, 15:51

Average pricing for entry-level LCD TVs sized 32-inch reached US$361 in March 2014, down US$2 on month but up 3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Google shifts focus to large-size tablet competition

Mar 18, 15:49

Digitimes Research has learned that Google is set to release at least two Nexus tablets in 2014 with an 8.9-inch model already under development and set to enter mass production in...

Digitimes Research: Comcast to push into new digital home market

Mar 17, 21:08

In addition to its existing Xfinity Triple-Play services, US-based Comcast has recently announced it will cooperate with US-based NRG Energy to offer electricity services. The move...

Digitimes Research: Insufficient panel supplies to limit 2K-resolution smartphone penetration in 2014

Mar 17, 15:10

With Full HD (1,920 by 1,080) having become the mainstream specification of high-end smartphones in 2013, industry players are speculating over the possibility of the resolution climbing...

Digitimes Research: GTAT may supply only 9.0-16.6% of iPhone sapphire screen covers in 2014

Mar 14, 16:27

US-based GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) is setting up a factory in Arizona for exclusive supply of sapphire to Apple, with the factory to be able to meet only 9.0-16.6% of demand...

Digitimes Research: Google Glass for medicare?

Mar 14, 15:18

Wearable devices' functions have extended from the traditional area of information management to health management. This trend was highlighted by many smart health-monitoring bracelets...

Digitimes Research: 12-inch tablets facing development hurdles

Mar 14, 15:01

Brand vendors have started showing interests in large-size tablets since early 2014. In addition to Apple's rumored 12.85-inch tablet, Samsung Electronics has already launched a 12.2-inch...

Digitimes Research: Handheld games consoles facing threat from smartphones; gaming peripheral players to benefit

Mar 13, 13:58

As smartphone popularity rises, demand for handheld games consoles has been dropping, especially for Sony's PS Vita. With an the upgraded PS Vita Slim set for release later in 2014,...

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