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  • 5g
    A strong focus at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2021 (MWCS 2021) was on how the telecom industry will transform and how communication technologies can be upgraded to meet the needs of 5G vertical applications, Digitimes Research has observed.
  • white board
    The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of large-size LCD panel applications can still see a double-digit rate in the next five years, bolstered by the growing popularity of over 9-inch automotive boards and interactive whiteboards (IWB), according to Digitimes Research.
  • QaaS ecosystem emerging

    Thursday 4 March 2021
    quantum
    Some public cloud platform operators have recently launched QaaS (Quantum as a Service) business, seeking synergies between software and hardware suppliers and enterprise users - a move which will help explore potential applications and accelerate the integration of new and old computing technologies,...
  • phone
    About 795.7 million smartphone application processors will be shipped to China-based handset vendors in 2021, up 12.2% on year, forecasts Digitimes Research.
  • arm
    With its advantages in edge computing and mobile device applications, Arm has been expanding its server solution offerings, heading towards high performance computing instead of staying on the traditional route of further lowering power consumption, according to Digitimes Research's observation.
  • smartphone
    Global smartphone shipments are likely to grow nearly 50% on year to 340 million units in the first quarter of 2021, driven by robust sales of Apple's iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone Pro Max as well as a ramp-up in shipments by Chinese brands to grab the market share relinquished by Huawei, according to Digitimes...
  • Global top-5 notebook brands saw their combined shipments slip more than 10% sequentially
    After hitting a new high in monthly shipments last month, the global top-5 notebook brands saw their combined shipments slip more than 10% sequentially in January due to seasonality and the fact that component shortages have shown no improvement.
  • Tesla expected to sell 800,000 EVs in 2021

    Wednesday 24 February 2021
    tesla
    Tesla is expected to sell 800,000 electric vehicles (EV) globally in 2021, increasing 60.1% on year, and the more price-friendly Models 3 and Model Y will together take up 90.4% of the volume, Digitimes Research forecasts.
  • 5g
    The application of Open RAN (O-RAN) networks is gaining popularity worldwide, offering plenty of opportunities for Taiwan-based makers to tap into the niche market by optimizing their capabilities in the manufacture of semiconductor and electronics products.
  • Notebook shipments to decline on month in January
    After hitting a new high in monthly shipments last month, the global top-5 notebook brands saw their combined shipments slip more than 10% sequentially in January due to seasonality and the fact that component shortages have shown no improvement.
  • wafer
    Combined revenue of Taiwan's top-3 pure-play foundries are expected to rise 17% on year to top US$60 billion in 2021, Digitimes Research estimates.
  • Samsung sees memory sales up slightly in 1Q21
    Combined sales of memory products (mainly DRAM and NAND flash chips) by Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix are likely to inch up 0.5% sequentially in the first quarter of 2021, Digitimes Research estimates.
  • tv
    Taiwan-based makers shipped 9.52 million LCD TVs globally in fourth-quarter 2020, increasing 9.8% sequentially and 12.3% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Global tablet shipments to drop 31% sequentially in 1Q21
    Worldwide tablet shipments climbed to a 13-quarter high of 51.56 million units in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to Digitimes Research. However, shipments will fall 31% sequentially in the first quarter of 2021.
  • Smartphone shipments to China to drop in 1Q21
    Smartphone shipments to the China market are expected to fall over 10% sequentially in the first quarter of 2021, after growing 19.2% in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to Digitimes Research's latest data from its smartphone tracker.
  • lcd
    Taiwan's large-size panel shipments (excluding Sharp's) are expected to decline 7.3% sequentially in first-quarter 2021, having expanded 4.4.% sequentially and 26.5% on year to 74.76 million units in fourth-quarter 2020, according to Digitimes Research.
  • AIO PC
    Global AIO (all-in-one) PC shipments will be weighed down by lingering shortages of crucial parts and components to suffer a sequential decline of 17.5% in the first quarter of 2021, having edged up 3.3% to 3.54 million units a quarter earlier, according to Digitimes Research.
  • xiaomi
    Chinese smartphone vendors are expected to see robust annual growths in first-quarter 2021 shipments to both the domestic and overseas markets, according to Digitimes Research.
  • server
    Global server shipments are expected to increase 5% on year and see a slight sequential fall of only 1.8% in first-quarter 2021 thanks mainly to a ramp-up in demand from datacenter operators and the availability of new server processors, according to Digitimes Research.
  • notebook
    Global notebook shipments, excluding detachable models, surged over 10% sequentially to hit a fresh high of 60 million units in fourth-quarter 2020, mainly driven by robust demand for remote work and study amid the worsening pandemic woes, year-end e-commerce promotion campaigns and government subsidies...
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