The global top-5 notebook brands (not including Apple) saw their combined shipments slip 28% on month and over 30% on year in July as the worsening global economy has continued undermining market demand and dimming the industry's outlook.
The global top-5 notebook brands (not including Apple) saw their combined shipments slip 28% on month and over 30% on year in July as the worsening global economy continues undermining market demand and dimming the industry's outlook, according to DIGITIMES Research's latest Notebook Tracker figures.
China-based smartphone brands saw their combined shipments slip 5.2% sequentially and 4.6% on year to come to around 150 million units in the second quarter of 2022, according to figures from DIGITIMES Research's Smartphone Tracker.
Key observation factors for the Asia Enterprise special report of the week of August 6-12 mainly focus on Samsung Electronics, which has implemented a strict cost management strategy, is seeing Chinese component suppliers' presence expanding from its entry-level to mid-range smartphones to high-end ones; Tencent Robotics X lab has unveiled the second-generation Max 4-leg robot, but the commercialization of the robot is still a key challenge for the Chinese developer; and Japan's machine tool industry has enjoyed on-year increase for 21 months straight in domestic and export sales with the total amount for the first seven months in 2022 rise 42.8% compared to the same period in 2021.
Key observation factors for the Asia Enterprise special report of the week of July 30- August 5 mainly focus on Showa Denko Materials' expansions of semiconductor CMP slurry capacity at its plants in Japan and Taiwan; Samsung Display and LG Display announcing separately plans to halt their TV-use large-size LCD panel business in South Korea; and BYD pushing into the passenger EV markets of Netherland, Germany, Sweden, Israel, Japan, Singapore, and Australia.
Key observation factors for the Asia Enterprise special report of the week of July 23-29 mainly focus on the passing of the CHIPS and Science Act; Kioxia's investment in the volume production of the 162-layer 3D NAND flash and the fact that the company remains seriously behind Micron and Samsung Electronics despite the Japanese government's JPY92.9 billion (US$710 million) subsidies; and Baidu's announcement to begin volume producing Apollo RT6 unmanned vehicle, which costs only CNY250,000 (US$37,500) and will accelerate the commercialization of Robotaxi.