FPD China 2019 forums focus on emerging display technologiesMonday 1 April 2019
At FPD China 2019, more flat panel production equipment and related component suppliers were present, while the number of flat panel makers decreased. But the main focus of its technology forums was still on emerging display technologies, in particular foldable AMOLED.
Shipments of TDDI chips to increase 20% in 2019, says Digitimes ResearchWednesday 27 March 2019
Global shipments of smartphone-use TDDI (touch and display driver integration) chips are expected to increase 20% in 2019 from about 414 million units in 2018, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research worldwide notebook shipment update – February 2019Friday 22 March 2019
The global top-5 notebook brands together saw their shipments in February slip 16% on month due to seasonality, Intel's CPU shortages and fewer working days during the Lunar New Year period. Compared to the same month a year ago, the volumes went down 11%, but for the first two months of 2019 combined,...
SK Telecom to lead initial commercial 5G operations in KoreaMonday 11 March 2019
As Korea will adopt 4G LTE-based non-standalone (NSA) architecture for its initial commercial 5G operations, SK Telecom (SKT) will have a competitive advantage over fellow companies KT and LG U+, leveraging its established, faster 4G LTE networks, according to Digitimes Research.
Four core elements to steer smart cars developmentFriday 8 March 2019
Smart cars will integrate four core elements, collectively dubbed CASE (connected, autonomous, shared and services, and electric), which has become a common goal being sought after by major automakers including Daimler, initiator of the CASE concept. The elements are sending the global auto industry...
Taiwan top-3 foundries to see combined revenues fall in 1Q19, says Digitimes ResearchTuesday 5 March 2019
Combined revenues of Taiwan's top-3 foundries - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) - are expected to fall 23.4% sequentially and 17% on year to US$8.27 billion in the first quarter of 2019, according to Digitimes...
Taiwan monitor shipments continue rising on year in 4Q18, says Digitimes ResearchWednesday 27 February 2019
Taiwan-based makers saw their combined shipments of monitors increase on year for the fourth consecutive quarter in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research worldwide notebook shipment update – January 2019Friday 22 February 2019
The top-5 notebook brands saw better-than-expected results with combined shipments falling 21% on month in January 2019, as the market has entered the slow season in the first quarter, helping ease Intel CPU shortages. The top-5's shipments also represent an increase from those recorded in the same...
China smartphone AP shipments to drop 25% in 1Q19, says Digitimes ResearchWednesday 20 February 2019
Smartphone application processor (AP) shipments to China vendors in fourth-quarter 2018 declined 10% on quarter with system manufacturers adjusting shipment targets downward. As system manufacturers adjusted shipment targets downward by an average of more than 10%, some even by 20%, Digitimes Research...
Global notebook shipments to fall 13% in 1Q19, says Digitimes ResearchFriday 15 February 2019
Worldwide notebook shipments are forecast to decrease only 12.9% sequentially in the first quarter of 2019 as vendors are still seeing some unfulfilled demand created by the CPU shortages. The CPU shortage gap is also expected to shrink to below one million units in the low season.
Worldwide AIO PC shipments slip in 2018, says Digitimes ResearchFriday 15 February 2019
Because of Intel CPU shortages and the US-China trade tensions, worldwide all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments in 2018 slipped slightly from a year ago, according to Digitimes Research.
Global smartphone AP shipments to fall for 2nd consecutive year in 2019, says Digitimes ResearchFriday 1 February 2019
Worldwide shipments of smartphone application processors are expected to fall for the second consecutive year in 2019, as the outlook for the segment has weakened by uncertainty over the lingering US-China trade dispute, concerns of possible shifts of production capacity and volatile foreign exchange...
Eureka Park: A showcase of both startup and national high-tech strengthsThursday 31 January 2019
Featuring exhibits of innovations by startup companies from all over the world, Eureka Park was the most eye-catching exhibit area of CES 2019. Many of those companies were gathered inside national pavilions and their exhibits were flavored with a cultural touch, making the presentations dazzling and...
Eureka Park: Startup teams present wide-ranging AI engines targeting diverse applicationsMonday 28 January 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) development is no longer something only big players can do and has exploded in recent years with all firms big and small taking the initiative to incorporate AI in their products. AI applications are the focus of attention of the startup community. CES 2019 Eureka Park...
AR/VR spearheading into niche application markets, says Digitimes ResearchMonday 28 January 2019
VR applications are spearheading into the fields such as sports tournaments and concerts, despite a recent setback in IMAX's announcement that it plans to close all of its IMAX VR centers in 2019.
Samsung Display set to roll out QD-OLED TV panels, says Digitimes ResearchMonday 28 January 2019
Samsung Display will try to make a comeback to the OLED TV market by rolling out QD-OLED (quantum dot-OLED) panels to enable the parent company Samsung Electronics to compete effectively with LG Electronics in the OLED TV market.
Eureka Park: AR/VR developers concentrating efforts on motion captureThursday 24 January 2019
AR/VR, smart home and healthcare were the three popular exhibition themes at CES 2019 Eureka Park with about 10% of the exhibitors being AR/VR developers. In terms of nationalities, French AR/VR startups made up the largest team, surpassing the US, followed by the Netherlands and Korea.
Taiwan LCD driver IC production value increases 17% in 2018, says Digitimes ResearchMonday 21 January 2019
Taiwan's production value of LCD driver ICs is expected to grow 17% on year in the fourth quarter of 2018 driven by rising unit shipments and prices propelled by growing demand for large-size panels and high resolution displays from the smartphone sector, as well as tight capacity at foundry houses...
Eureka Park: With IoT devices coming into shape, startup teams target niche markets with differentiating productsMonday 21 January 2019
Widespread adoption of voice assistants such as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa is spurring burgeoning growth of IoT devices, which were on exhibit throughout the show floors of CES 2019. Transitioning from developing products independently, firms are now introducing products that work in connection...
Digitimes Research worldwide notebook shipment update – November 2018Thursday 20 December 2018
The top-5 notebook brands' combined shipments grew 4% on month, but went down 11% on year in November, despite the month being a traditional strong season. Intel's CPU shortages and ongoing US-China trade tensions continued affecting notebook players' shipment performances in November.