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Japan, Korea, Taiwan among top-5 Google Play markets

Sep 21, 10:59

In terms of app sales revenues, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are among the top-5 Google Play markets globally, according to James Sanders, Asia Pacific director of Google Play.

MediaTek to unveil 5G prototype chip by end-2017

Sep 18, 11:19

MediaTek is expected to complete development of its 5G prototype chip by the end of 2017, and is gearing up for trials of its 5G solutions in 2018, according to industry sources.

TUV Rheinland launches photobiological safety lab in South Korea

Sep 15, 15:09

TUV Rheinland has opened a photobiological safety testing laboratory in South Korea. The new facility will help Korea-based manufacturers of LED products and lighting systems to target...

Most of 2017 capital spending will go to foundry and flash memory, says IC Insights

Sep 1, 11:28

Following a substantial increase in semiconductor capital expenditures during the first half of 2017, IC Insights raised its annual semiconductor capex forecast to a record high of...

Orders for NOR flash, car electronics chips to buoy Ardentec revenues in 2H17

Sep 1, 11:05

Ardentec has landed a ramp-up of orders for NOR flash memory while seeing stable demand for car electronics chips from Renesas Electronics and Texas Instruments (TI), according to...

IC Insights predicts record annual ASP growth rates for DRAM, NAND flash

Jul 18, 22:22

Sales of both DRAM and NAND are expected to set record highs in 2017, according to IC Insights. In both cases, the strong annual upturn in sales is being driven almost entirely by...

Gogolook offers Whoscall in South Korea

Jul 18, 11:08

Taiwan-based software developer Gogolook has announced it has signed a MoU with South Korea's Financial Services Commission (FSC) to use its Whoscall app to help prevent telephone...

Whoscall helps identify phone frauds

Global semiconductor equipment sales set to reach record high in 2017, says SEMI

Jul 12, 15:11

Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment are projected to increase 19.8% to total US$49.4 billion in 2017, marking the first time that the semiconductor equipment...

Advantech to build maintenance center in Vietnam, says paper

Jul 5, 14:55

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Advantech has been aggressively expanding into markets including Vietnam and South Korea, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily...

Samsung begins mass production at new fab

Jul 4, 20:36

Samsung Electronics announced its new semiconductor fabrication line in Pyeongtaek (South Korea) has begun mass production and shipping its first product to customers. The new facility...

IOC and Intel announce worldwide TOP partnership through 2024

Jun 22, 15:21

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Intel have announced a long-term technology partnership at an official signing ceremony in New York with IOC President Thomas Bach and...

Biostar, ASRock, Colorful see rising demand for mining motherboards, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 13, 14:56

Because of rising demand for mining cryptocurrencies, motherboard players including Biostar, ASRock and China-based Colorful are enjoying increasing shipments of their mining motherboards,...

Sumitomo Chemical to produce curved-surface AMOLED touch panels in South Korea, says Nikkei

Mar 8, 14:50

Japan-based Sumitomo Chemical will invest JPY15 billion (US$132 million) to set up a factory for curved-surface AMOLED touch panels based on thin-film substrates in South Korea, according...

Gigabyte partners with Blizzard to launch customizable PCs in South Korea

Nov 21, 22:53

Gigabyte Technology is cooperating with game developer Blizzard Entertainment to release customizable gaming PCs under both Blizzard's Overwatch and Gigabyte's Aorus dual-brands and...

Digitimes Research: South Korea digital signage production value to grow to KRW3.97 trillion in 2020

Jun 3, 14:33

The South Korea government-sponsored Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute estimates the production value for digital signage in South Korea in 2016 at KRW2.55 trillion...

Digitimes Research: Korea memory-IC industry output value to increase 5% in 2Q16

May 31, 11:19

The production value of South Korea's memory chip industry is expected to increase about 5% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, according Digitimes Research. Demand for smartphones...

Taiwan passes South Korea to become No.1 in total IC wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Mar 1, 15:10

As of December 2015, Taiwan led all regions/countries in wafer capacity with nearly 22% of worldwide IC capacity installed in the country, according to IC Insights. Taiwan surpassed...

Digitimes Research: South Korea expected to develop large-size flexible displays based on AMOLED, PI substrates and roll-to-roll process in 2016

Dec 22, 12:03

South Korea is expected to adopt AMOLED display technology, PI (polyimide) plastic substrates, organic TFT driving technology and roll-to-roll process to develop large-size flexible...

South Korea market: SK Telecom to launch Luna produced by FIH Mobile

Sep 1, 15:46

Korea-based SK Telecom will start marketing a smartphone with high specifications but a low price tag, the Luna, in the Korea market on September 4, according to a Korea-based Yonhap...

South Korea to raise minimum wage in 2016

Jul 13, 13:43

South Korea will raise the nation's minimum wage in 2016 from KRW5,580 (US$4.90) to KRW6,030.

Digitimes Research: South Korea memory-IC industry output value rises 31% in 1Q15

May 19, 22:01

The production value of South Korea's memory chip industry soared 31% from a year earlier to almost KRW13 trillion (US$11.9 billion) in the first quarter of 2015, according Digitimes...

Samsung Display considers moving LCM business to China or Vietnam, says report

Apr 20, 21:57

After separating its LCD and OLED businesses, Samsung Display is reportedly considering moving its LCD module (LCM) business, which is currently still operating in South Korea, to...

BOE signs US$2.36 million agreement with South Korea equipment provider DE&T, says report

Apr 16, 21:55

China panel maker BOE has signed a US$2.36 million agreement with South Korea equipment provider DE&T to purchase testing equipment, according to Korea-based newspaper ZDNet...

Digitimes Research: South Korea 2013 robot production valued at KRW2.42 trillion

Mar 16, 21:57

South Korea recorded production value of KWR2.42 trillion (US$2.3 billion) for robots mainly used in the industrial segment during 2013, growing on year by 6.5%, while KWR737.6 billion...

Digitimes Research: South Korea sees worldwide memory market share reaching 57.1% in 4Q14

Mar 4, 15:38

South Korea's production value for memory products, mainly DRAM and NAND flash chips, has been increasing for three consecutive quarters and reached KRW13.17 trillion (US$11.97 billion)...

China-Korea FTA to impact Taiwan IT industry

Nov 13, 18:32

China and South Korea recently signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Acer founder Stan Shih said the agreement will put Taiwan at a disadvantage in IT competition.

Digitimes Research: South Korea sets larger than global average goals for IoT development

Sep 24, 21:37

The South Korea government aims to increase the South Korea market value for the Internet of Things (IoT) from KRW2.3 trillion in 2013 to KRW30 trillion (US$28.9 billion) in 2020,...

LGD said to have sold joint venture to Compal

Sep 16, 12:09

LG Display has reportedly begun giving up its unprofitable joint ventures and has sold its stake in Lucom Display Technology, a joint venture with Compal Electronics, to the Taiwan-based...

Digitimes Research: South Korea 2Q14 memory production value hits record

Aug 12, 20:23

Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix posted total production value of KRW10.73 trillion (US$10.41 billion) for DRAM and NAND flash in the second quarter of 2014, the highest quarterly...

Digitimes Research: South Korea ambitious in boosting 3D printing

Aug 7, 10:49

The South Korea government has been actively promoting development of the 3D printing industry, aiming to hike South Korea's 3D printing patents as a percentage of those around the...

Competition for notebook panels may heat up due to South Korea makers increasing output, say Taiwan makers

Jul 28, 21:27

While global supply of notebook panels has been tight or short because demand has been larger than originally expected, South Korea-based makers have adjusted capacity from making...

South Korea makers still developing OLED TV panels

Jul 18, 10:26

While Samsung Electronics is focusing on Ultra HD TVs instead of OLED TVs, South Korea-based panel makers have been developing OLED TV panels with Ultra HD resolution, according to...

Japan, South Korea makers talking with Taiwan solar cell makers for cooperation

Jul 8, 12:00

Japan- and South Korea-based PV makers, in an attempt to export in-house-made PV modules to the US market following US imposition of preliminary anti-dumping tariff rates on PV products...

South Korea suppliers competing in Taiwan PV material market

Jul 4, 10:43

Samsung C&T's subsidiary in Taiwan began selling crystalline silicon wafers, conductive pastes, components and materials used in making solar cells andmodules in the local market...

Digitimes Research: South Korea eyes AP development; pushing for mid-range market initially

Jun 25, 15:34

South Korea paid about KRW350 billion (US$342.81 million) in royalties to ARM for AP licensing in 2012, up significantly from KRW180 billion in 2008 and the fee is expected to rise...

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    Rose Pink Edition of Samsung Galaxy S8+

    Samsung Electronics has released its sixth color edition of the Galaxy S8+ 64GB model: Rose Pink. Starting June 30, the Rose Pink version of the smartphone will be available in select...

    Photo: Company, Jul 4.

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    Samsung PM971-NVMe

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing NVM Express (NVMe) PCIe solid state drive (SSD) in a single ball grid array (BGA) package for next-generation PCs and ultra-slim notebook...

    Photo: Company, Jun 2.

Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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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.