Special reports
  • Thunderbolt interface technology (Light Peak) was created by Intel but licensed exclusively to Apple for one year in June 2011. However, once other system makers had the opportunity to use the technology in their products, implementation has not been as widespread...
  • This report takes Google's core businesses as a starting point to analyze how Google is competing in the one-cloud, many-screen environment. This is followed by an analysis of the strategic expansion of the Android and Chrome OS platforms, complemented by an...
  • Digitimes Research forecasts that the global LED lighting market will be worth US$25.4 billion in 2013, representing 54% growth on the 2012 figure of US$16.5 billion, while the LED lighting penetration rate will also rise to 18.6%. This report covers the various...
  • During the 12th FYP period, only semiconductor companies established from 2011 are eligible for tax incentives. Moreover, only profitable firms working in areas consistent with government goals will be offered subsidies, with a quota of 40 firms also imposed...
  • Global touch screen shipments are expected to reach 1.75 billion in 2013, up 17.2% on year. Among the shipments, approximately 1.28 billion or 73% are estimated to be for handsets, which will be a 14.2% on-year increase. Shipments for touch screens used in tablets...
  • While China technically hosts 400-500 IC design firms - more than Silicon Valley or Hsinchu Science Park, the world's two largest IC design centers - a closer inspection of the list of players shows that around half of these firms are in fact China subsidiaries...
  • Three main factors will influence the smartphone industry in 2013: relationships between platform leaders and hardware manufacturers, market demand and carrier support, and the decisions of a number of major players with regard to key transitions or major trends...
  • The China LED industry has developed at a breakneck pace over the last two years, thanks largely to a clear government policy on solid-state lighting (SSL) and the inclusion of LED as one of the key areas of industry for development within the 12th Five Year...
  • 2013 global tablet forecast

    Tuesday 11 December 2012
    Based on analysis of the major platform companies and the white box market, Digitimes Research forecasts that global tablet shipments (including both branded and white box models) will overtake notebook shipments in 2013, growing by 38.3% on 2012 levels to hit...
  • Global production capacity for large-size TFT LCD panels (9-inch and above) is expected to grow only 3.4% in 2013, which represents the lowest growth rate ever for the industry, while Taiwan-based makers' production capacity for large-size panels is expected...
  • The global notebook market will continue to face challenges in 2013. Although the launch of Windows 8 is supposed to give a boost to the notebook market, challenges including tablets, as well as notebook makers looking to develop more detachable designs and questions...
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