Mobile operators looking for alternatives from unlicensed spectrum technologyTuesday 12 December 2017
With the popularity of the LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks growing at a pace slower than expected in part due to the difficulty in securing sufficient spectrum resources, a growing number of telecom operators including AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, Deutsche Telecom, NTT Docomo and China Mobile,...
LCD vendors play catch-up with OLED competitorsTuesday 5 December 2017
Global TFT LCD panel makers are expected to be able to accelerate the development of profiled all-screen panels to compete more effectively with the single dominating AMOLED all-screen panel vendor, Samsung Display, leveraging their improved technology and increasing output from 6G LTPS LCD and 6G-8.6G...
Japan slow in embracing voice-controled smart speakersMonday 4 December 2017
Voice-controled smart speakers has seen slower-than-expected demand in the Japan market, Digitimes Research has observed.
China government promoting LPWAN networksMonday 4 December 2017
The China government has been actively promoting the development of LPWAN (low-power wide area network)-based IoT market and set NB-IoT as its standard technology, according to Digitimes Research.
SiC, GaN power semiconductor markets to grow fast through 2025Thursday 30 November 2017
While silicon remains the mainstream power semiconductor material, silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) are seen more suitable for power semiconductor devices needed by electric cars and mobile devices, as they can perform much better than Si in reducing on-state resistance and miniaturizing...
UV-C LED power output increases to 70-75mWMonday 27 November 2017
UV-C (in wavelength of 200-280nm) LED power output has increased to 70-75mW with application extending from disinfection of personal devices to medium-scale sterilization or purification.
China smartphone AP shipments to grow mildly in 4Q17Wednesday 22 November 2017
Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China are expected to reach 179 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, up 4.1% on quarter and 1.4% on year, according to estimates of Digitimes Research.
US leads in IoV developmentWednesday 22 November 2017
Internet of Vehicles (IoV) is being fast developed based on two standards of wireless communication technology, DSRC (dedicated short range communications) and C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) developed by 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project).
Demand for smart hospitals growing fast in ChinaWednesday 22 November 2017
Demand for upgrading hospitals to smart facilities is increasing fast in China where hospitals are in short supply and medical resources are unevenly distributed.
Global smartphone shipments to reach over 1.5 billion units in 2018Wednesday 22 November 2017
Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow 5% on year to reach 1.43 billion units in 2017 and expand another 4.8% to over 1.5 billion units in 2018, according to Digitimes Research.
Worldwide tablet shipments to reach 128 million units in 2018Tuesday 21 November 2017
Seeing all-screen smartphones continue eroding tablet demand, tablet vendors, to differentiate the two product lines, are turning aggressively to promote 10-inch and above models with consumer-friendly prices, hoping to trigger a replacement trend. Digitimes Research expects worldwide tablet shipments...
Top-3 Korea fixed-network players vary in marketing strategiesMonday 20 November 2017
The top-three high speed fixed network communications firms in South Korea have adopted different marketing strategies to attract customer patronages, with the leading player Korea Telecom (KT) offering better broadband connection quality and a more complete array of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV)...
Automotive OTA upgrade sees huge potential demandMonday 20 November 2017
There is large potential demand for OTA (over the air) upgrading of firmware/software for in-car electronic devices because car owners need not drive to maintenance shops merely for such upgrading, according to Digitimes Research.
Smartphone shipments up on quarter in China in 3Q17Thursday 16 November 2017
Smartphone shipments in the China market reached 112.8 million units in the third quarter of 2017, increasing 18.6% sequentially but decreasing 1.9% on year. China shipments accounted for 31.3% of the global smartphone shipments in the quarter, according to Digitimes Research.
Worldwide notebook shipment update – October 2017Wednesday 15 November 2017
Four out of the top-5 notebook brands experienced on-year shipment declines in October mainly because of weak demand from the consumer sector. The vendors turning their focus to boosting profitability from expanding volumes also impacted negatively their shipment performances.
Notebook market declines in OctoberWednesday 15 November 2017
Four out of the top-5 notebook brands experienced on-year shipment declines in October mainly because of weak demand from the consumer sector. The vendors' refocusing their strategies onto boosting profitability from expanding shipment volumes also impacted negatively their shipment performances.
October 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices in China dropFriday 10 November 2017
October 2017 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in China decreased 3.2% from August 2017 to reach CNY24.3 (US$3.8), while 9W models (60W incandescent equivalents) also saw pricing drop 27.2% to CNY23.5, according to Digitimes Research.
Panel makers looking to niche large-size applicationsThursday 9 November 2017
With to a lack of growth momentum in the traditional mainstream TV and monitor markets, most flat panel makers have paid more attention on the development niche applications for large-sized panels such as public information displays (PIDs), automotive display boards and gaming devices, according to...
Global MEMS microphone shipments risingWednesday 8 November 2017
Global MEMS microphone shipments will increase to 4.8 billion units in 2017 from 4.4 billion units in 2016, and the volume will reach over 5.0 billion units in 2018, according to Digitimes Research.
Competition in China smart speaker market heating upWednesday 8 November 2017
Competition in China's smart speaker market is heating up: Alibaba is pushing sales of its Tmall Genie to the business sector; JD.com is promoting its next-generation smart speaker, the DingDong 2; and Xiaomi Technology has forayed into the entry-level segment with its Mi AI speaker, according to Digitimes...