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DIGITIMES Research products and services

DIGITIME Research offers various research packages for our customers, including special reports, annual data services and research analysis notes covering a variety of industries.

DIGITIMES Research Special Report Databases

The IT supply chain has been setting up production bases outside of China to reduce reliance on the world's factory. The reshuffle of the global supply chain is turning Asia into the world's hub of both production and consumption. Against the backdrop of the G2 (US-China) conflicts, the implementation of RCEP, and issues concerning climate change and carbon neutrality, Asia is promising to become the most influential region of the world economy.

DIGITIMES Research, long dedicated to studying the global IT industry development, supply chain provides first-hand information of the supply chain. It offers in-depth research on IT supply chain trends and competitiveness of Asia countries. Its Special Reports focus on developments of major industries and companies in Asia's IT industry, and provide keen observation of Taiwan's supply chain, product and tech trends, as well as analysis of major makers' operations. DIGITIMES Research regularly provides data concerning shipments from major brand vendors and their ODMs, offering a comprehensive look at industry sectors from the upstream to the downstream. DIGITIMES Research's reports provide timely and professional analysis of the IT industry.

Current Special Report Database services include Asia Insight, Asian Enterprises, End Devices, and Semiconductor. DIGITIMES Special Report Database is an annual subscription and is also sold a-la-carte report.

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Special Report Database Packages

Semiconductor
  • Analysis of foundry, advance packaging, memory, power semiconductor, silicon wafer, China semiconductor industry, market, product and tech trend
  • IC design sector in Taiwan and China
Research scope
  • Analysis of pure-play foundry industry trend
  • Analysis of packaing/testing industry trend
  • China semiconductor industry trend and policy development
  • Memory: DRAM, NAND
  • Emerging and popular products/tech/application, including advanced packaging tech, emerging semiconductor materials, such as GaN Analysis of IC design trends in Taiwan and China
Product and schedule

The Semiconductor Special Report Database is an annual service covering ten research reports. The service provides the access to all published reports and also comes with complimentary access to DIGITIMES Asia's daily news website.

End Devices
  • Supply chains of mobile devices, mainly smartphones: hardware, applications and software/hardware components
  • Overview of Taiwan supply chains
Research scope
  • Global smartphone brands quarterly shipments and yearly outlook
  • Major handset vendors' 5G product deployments
  • Supply chains of major components
  • Analysis of handset production base relocations
Product and schedule

The End Devices Special Report Database is an annual service based on ten research reports. The service provides the access to all published reports and also comes with complimentary access to DIGITIMES Asia's daily news website.

Asia Insight

Focus on major Asian enterprises' operations and strategies; telecom and car (including EV) sectors' development in major Asian countries; startups, VC, unicorns in Asia.

Research scope
  • Analysis of Asian telecom and car industries and markets
  • Major enterprises' operations and strategies
  • Asian supply chain development: Analysis of Southeast Asia IT and car supply chains
  • Startup ecosystems in various Asian countries
  • Asian VC investment trend
  • Asian unicorn developments
Product and schedule

The Asia Insight Special Report Database is an annual service based on ten research reports. The service provides the access to all published reports and also comes with complimentary access to DIGITIMES Asia's daily news website.

Asian Enterprises
  • Analysis of East Asia tech and car import/export and output value
  • Analysis of enterprises' operations in tech and car sectors in major Asian countries
Research scope
  • Analysis on tech and car industry output value, and import/export value of East Asian countries (China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea)
  • Analysis of enterprises in tech and car sectors of major East Asian countries
  • Weekly analysis on Asia tech industry/market development
Product and schedule

The Asia Enterprise Special Report Database is an annual service including weekly updates in the form of analysis and/or charts. The service provides the access to all published updates and also comes with complimentary access to DIGITIMES Asia's daily news website.

DIGITIMES Research Data Trackers

The DIGITIMES Research Data Tracker is an annual subscription service that focuses on shipment analysis and forecasts in key ICT industries, with the data and analysis being updated each quarter. Breakdowns within each industry using criteria such as shipments by technology, market share by customer and orders placed to manufacturers are also provided. Subscribers receive quarterly reports and can also access all Research Analysis notes.

Current services include Notebook Tracker, Smartphone Tracker, Global Server Tracker and China Smartphone AP Tracker. Customers can subscribe to one service or bundle services together in a discounted package.

DIGITIMES Research Tracker Packages

China Smartphone AP Tracker

The China market first made headway in the mobile handset industry when MediaTek and the China white-box supply chain partnered up to dramatically expand the 2G feature phone market in China. With 3G/4G smartphones now becoming the global standard, local smartphone makers have only grown stronger and are now exporting China-made smartphones to help fuel rapid growth in emerging markets. This success has not gone unnoticed by major application processor (AP) providers such as Qualcomm and MediaTek, and the quickly growing market has also helped drive growth for local players such as Spreadtrum.

To provide a better understanding of the dynamics seen in the China AP market, Digitimes Research provides a quarterly tracking service that updates customers on the latest shipment data and technology trends in the market.

Subscribers to the Digitimes Research China Smartphone Application Processor Tracker (China Smartphone AP Tracker) receive comprehensive data updates, market intelligence and quarterly shipment forecasts in key research areas, including core architecture, top AP vendor performance, and the shipment structure of top vendors.

Research scope
  • Factors affecting China smartphone AP shipments
  • China smartphone AP shipments
  • Overall shipment breakdown by supplier, architecture and manufacturing process
  • Suppliers' AP shipments and breakdown by architecture and manufacturing process
Product and schedule

The Digitimes Research China Smartphone AP Tracker is an annual service based on four quarterly reports. In each of the reports, shipment data for the previous five quarters and a forecast for the current quarter are provided. The service also comes with complimentary access to DIGITIMES Asia's daily news website.

Table of contents
  • Introduction
  • Key factors affecting China smartphone AP shipments: Supply side
  • Key factors affecting China smartphone AP shipments: Demand side
  • Shipments breakdown
  • China smartphone AP shipments
  • Shipments by supplier
  • Shipment share by supplier
  • Shipments by architecture
  • Shipment share by architecture
  • Shipments by manufacturing process
  • Shipment share by manufacturing process
  • Shipment share of AI-supported APs
  • Supplier analysis
  • MediaTek
  • MediaTek smartphone AP shipments
  • MediaTek shipments by baseband type
  • MediaTek shipment share by baseband type
  • MediaTek shipments by architecture
  • MediaTek shipment share by architecture
  • Qualcomm
  • Qualcomm smartphone AP shipments
  • Qualcomm shipments by baseband type
  • Qualcomm shipment share by baseband type
  • Qualcomm shipments by architecture
  • Qualcomm shipment share by architecture
  • Spreadtrum
  • Spreadtrum smartphone AP shipments
  • Spreadtrum shipments by baseband type
  • Spreadtrum shipment share by baseband type
  • Spreadtrum shipments by architecture
  • Spreadtrum shipment share by architecture
  • Hisilicon
  • Hisilicon smartphone AP shipments
  • Hisilicon shipments by architecture
  • Hisilicon shipment share by architecture
Smartphone Tracker

China is now one of the biggest smartphone markets in the world, and several China-based smartphone brands have also taken over many of the front row seats of the worldwide ranking.

With the growing importance of China's smartphone industry and market, any new trends and changes from the region's upstream supply chain could also greatly influence the worldwide smartphone market.

To provide a better understanding of the interesting and complicated dynamics seen in China's smartphone market, Digitimes Research offers a quarterly tracking service that updates subscribers on the latest shipment data and trends in the market.

This service is in fact two services in one. The first area of coverage is local demand in China, with shipments of local vendors and international brands being tracked on a quarterly basis. The second area of coverage is overall shipments by China players, for both domestic and international markets.

These two services combine to provide a comprehensive tracking of the demand and supply sides of the China smartphone market, while also including analyses of a complicated sector where firms sometimes act as brand vendors in the local market and as ODM/EMS players for international customers in emerging markets. The quarterly report also incorporates worldwide smartphone shipments from major vendors.

In addition to four quarterly reports, Digitimes Research supplies an annual-based report covering the status of the worldwide smartphone market over the past few years, the shipment forecast for the next five years and the shipment breakdown analysis for the upcoming year.

Research scope
  • Details on factors affecting smartphone shipments to China
  • Quarterly smartphone shipments to the China market including volumes from international first-tier vendors such as Apple and Samsung and China-based major vendors
  • China's major telecom carriers' service subscriber numbers
  • Details on factors affecting China's smartphone industry shipments
  • China smartphone industry's shipments by player and their export volumes
  • Worldwide smartphone shipments and breakdown by players
Product and schedule

The Digitimes Research Smartphone Tracker is an annual service based on four quarterly reports on the China and worldwide smartphone industry and market and one annual report for the worldwide smartphone market offered in early-fourth quarter every year. In the China smartphone quarterly reports, shipment data for the previous five quarters and a forecast for the current quarter are provided. The service also comes with complimentary access to DIGITIMES Asia's daily news website.

Table of contents
  • Worldwide smartphone market (annual forecast report)
  • Worldwide smartphone shipments (past three years, current year and next year)
  • Worldwide shipments by top-10 brand
  • Worldwide shipment share by top-10 brand
  • Y/Y shipment growth by top-10 brand
  • Worldwide shipments by top-11 to -20 brand
  • Worldwide shipment share by top-11 to -20 brand
  • Y/Y shipment growth by top-11 to -20 brand
  • Worldwide smartphone shipments (current year and next five years)
  • China smartphone industry and market
  • China smartphone market
  • Key factors affecting the China smartphone market
  • Key vendor factors affecting smartphone shipments in China
  • Key trends affecting smartphone shipments to China
  • Shipment breakdown
  • China smartphone market shipments
  • China smartphone market shipments - international and local brands
  • China smartphone market share - international and local brands
  • China smartphone market shipments, by China-based players
  • China smartphone market shipment share, by China-based players
  • China smartphone market shipment growth by quarter by China-based players
  • International brand smartphone shipments in China market
  • China smartphone market shipments by international brands
  • China smartphone market shipment share by international brands
  • China smartphone market quarterly shipment growth by international brands
  • China smartphone market shipments by all vendors
  • China smartphone market shipment share by all vendors
  • China telecom carriers' overall subscribers
  • China telecom carriers' increased subscriber
  • China telecom carriers' 4G subscribers
  • China telecom carriers' share of 4G subscribers
  • China telecom carriers' increased 4G subscribers
  • China telecom carriers' share of increased 4G subscribers
  • China smartphone industry
  • Key factors affecting the China smartphone industry (Supply)
  • Key factors affecting the China smartphone industry (Demand)
  • Shipment breakdown
  • China smartphone industry shipments
  • Shipments by China players
  • Shipment share by China players
  • Q/Q shipment growth by China players
  • Y/Y shipment growth by China players
  • China smartphone industry's export shipments
  • Export shipments by China player
  • Export shipment share by China player
  • Worldwide handset and smartphone shipments
  • Worldwide smartphone shipments by player
  • Worldwide smartphone shipment share by player
Notebook Tracker

Over 300 million computing mobile devices composed of notebooks, tablets and 2-in-1 devices have been shipped worldwide annually in the past few years. Taiwan makers have been a key force behind the production of these mobile devices. Of the notebooks shipped worldwide, about 80% are manufactured by Taiwan's ODMs. Other than the notebooks, some of these Taiwan ODMs also produce tablets.

Digitimes Research provides a quarterly tracking service that updates subscribers on the latest shipment data and technology trends of Taiwan's notebook and tablet sectors.

Research scope
  • Worldwide notebook shipment updates by quarter
  • Quarterly notebook shipments made from Taiwan ODMs to major global notebook vendors
  • Monthly notebook updates tracking top-5 brands and top-3 ODMs shipments and analysis
  • Quarterly handset shipments made from Taiwan ODMs
  • Tablet shipment related analysis concerning demand, supply and technology trends affecting shipment totals of tier-one vendors and white-box players
  • Quarterly tablet shipment forecasts, with the service tracking factory shipments for branded tier-one players, white-box shipments worldwide and the shipments from Taiwan makers
Product and schedule

The Digitimes Research Notebook Tracker is an annual service based on four quarterly reports. In the reports, shipment data for the previous five quarters and a forecast for the current quarter are provided. In the fourth quarter of each year, the notebook reports also provide breakdowns of annual shipment trends in the areas of analysis. The service also comes with complimentary access to DIGITIMES Asia's daily news website, plus a value-added quarterly report on global tablet shipments.

Table of contents
  • Taiwan notebooks
  • Introduction
  • Taiwan notebook shipments
  • Worldwide notebook shipments
  • Shipment breakdown
  • Notebook shipments to major clients
  • Notebook shipment share by major clients
  • Global major vendors' shipments
  • Notebook shipments by CPU
  • Notebook shipment share by CPU
  • Notebook shipments by screen size
  • Notebook shipment share by screen size
  • Notebook shipments by maker tier
  • Notebook shipment share by maker tier
  • Top makers' notebook shipments
  • Vendor-maker partnership
  • Chromebook shipments
  • Global tablets
  • Introduction
  • Key factors affecting tablet shipments (Supply)
  • Key factors affecting tablet shipments (Demand)
  • Shipment breakdown
  • Global tablet shipments
  • Shipments by product - iPad, non-iPad branded and white-box
  • Shipment share by product - iPad, non-iPad branded and white-box
  • Shipments by vendor
  • Shipment share by vendor
  • Shipments by panel size
  • Shipment share by panel size
  • Shipments by touchscreen technology
  • Shipment share by touchscreen technology
  • Shipments by OS
  • Shipment share by OS
  • Shipments by AP supplier
  • Shipment share by AP supplier
  • Shipments of detachable notebooks by OS
  • Shipment share of detachable notebooks by OS
  • Shipments from Taiwan makers and share of global shipments
  • Taiwan tablet shipments by maker
  • Taiwan tablet shipment share by maker
Global Server Tracker

Increasing popularity of cloud computing services is boosting enterprises' demand for servers, with particularly strong shipments to the datacenter sector. Taiwan makers are the major suppliers of server products, catering to around 90% of the worldwide demand every quarter.

In addition to shipments to major server brand vendors such as HP and Dell, Taiwan ODMs also have entered the supply chains of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft, directly providing these Internet service giants with customized server products.

Digitimes Research provides a quarterly tracking service that updates subscribers on the latest shipment data and technology trends of the server market. In addition to four quarterly reports, Digitimes Research supplies an annual-based report covering the shipment forecast for the next five years.

Research scope
  • Worldwide server shipment updates by quarter
  • Quarterly server shipments by major player
  • Yearly outlook of global server market and industry analysis
  • Server shipments from Taiwan makers to clients
  • Taiwan makers' shipment and share by client
Product and schedule

The Digitimes Research Server Tracker is an annual service based on four quarterly reports, yearly forecast reports and one annual-based forecast report covering the next five years offered in early-fourth quarter every year. Each of the report provides shipment data for the previous five quarters (less than five if the service has not tracked the figures for over five quarters yet) and a forecast for the current quarter. In the fourth quarter of each year, the report also provides breakdowns of annual shipment trends in the areas of analysis. The service also comes with complimentary access to DIGITIMES Asia's daily news website.

Table of contents
  • Global server market
  • Introduction
  • Worldwide server market shipments
  • Shipment breakdown
  • Worldwide server shipments by top-10 player
  • World server shipment share by top-10 player
  • Taiwan server shipments and global share
  • Taiwan shipments by top maker
  • Taiwan shipment share by top maker
  • Foxconn server shipments
  • Foxconn shipments by client
  • Foxconn shipment share by client
  • Inventec server shipments
  • Inventec shipments by client
  • Inventec shipment share by client
  • Quanta server shipments
  • Quanta shipments by client
  • Quanta shipment share by client
  • Wistron server shipments
  • Wistron shipments by client
  • Wistron shipment share by client
  • Mitac server shipments
  • Mitac shipments by client
  • Mitac shipment share by clients
  • Wiwynn server shipments
  • Wiwynn shipments by client
  • Wiwynn shipment share by clients
  • Global server market (annual forecast report for the next five years)
  • Worldwide server shipments
  • Worldwide server shipments by vendor location
  • Taiwan server shipments