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Digitimes Research: On-cell touch panels not as popular as expected

Mar 28, 15:26

On-cell touch panels were once expected to be the solution with the best development potentials in China's entry-level to mid-range smartphone sector, but so far, the number of mobile...

Digitimes Research: Samsung 12.2-inch enterprise tablets unlikely to see strong sales in short term

Mar 24, 14:56

Samsung started flooding the tablet market with new devices in the first quarter and is pushing its new 12.2-inch tablets, featuring a new user interface and multi-tasking abilities,...

Digitimes Research: MediaTek to continue eating into Spreadtrum market share

Mar 20, 15:18

Despite the slow-season performance of China's smartphone market, chipmaker MediaTek's smartphone application processor (AP) shipments in the first quarter continue to see strong...

Digitimes Research: Google shifts focus to large-size tablet competition

Mar 18, 15:49

Digitimes Research has learned that Google is set to release at least two Nexus tablets in 2014 with an 8.9-inch model already under development and set to enter mass production in...

Will AUO and Innolux merge?

Mar 17, 15:49

Recently, rumors have been spreading in the market that Taiwan panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux may merge into one company to combat competition in the market. Market observers...

Digitimes Research: Insufficient panel supplies to limit 2K-resolution smartphone penetration in 2014

Mar 17, 15:10

With Full HD (1,920 by 1,080) having become the mainstream specification of high-end smartphones in 2013, industry players are speculating over the possibility of the resolution climbing...

The developments of the security solutions market in Greater China: Q&A with EverFocus product marketing manager Tony Lin

Mar 12, 11:28

The security solutions market is an increasingly important market as the IT industry develops and security concerns strengthen. In Taiwan, security solutions providers such as EverFocus...

EverFocus

Digitimes Research: China smartphone vendors rely on international brands for overseas expansion

Mar 10, 14:59

China-based smartphone players' shipments to markets outside of China currently account for 20% of their total volume. As demand from the local market - which has been their main...

Digitimes Research: Google to get the brunt of dual OS tablets while Microsoft to benefit the most

Mar 7, 15:26

Intel and Asustek Computer released dual OS tablets at CES 2014 that combine Windows and Android operating systems into one unit in an attempt to tackle a new segment in the tablet...

Digitimes Research: Cortex-A17 to take over ARM high-end/mid-range 32-bit business

Mar 4, 14:49

Digitimes Research considers ARM's new Cortex-A17 and existing Cortex-A12 processors to be basically the same based on their architectures, except for the Cortex-A17's support for...

A win-win situation for Toshiba and OCZ: Q&A with Alex Mei, CMO of OCZ Storage Solutions

Mar 3, 10:47

As part of Toshiba, OCZ Storage Solutions is able to leverage Toshiba's NAND and combine it with its proprietary controllers, firmware and software. Toshiba's financial strength has...

Alex Mei, CMO of OCZ Storage Solutions

Digitimes Research: China handset vendors to rely on local AMOLED panel production from 2016

Feb 26, 15:08

On December 17, 2013, China-based touch panel maker Truly Optoelectronics announced that it had entered a joint venture with the Huizhou City Government to invest in a 4.5G AMOLED...

Is a US$25 smartphone possible?

Feb 25, 15:31

Mobile World Congress (MWC) kicked off with a bang, with Mozilla announcing a US$25 smartphone built around a turnkey solution that features silicon from China-based Spreadtrum and...

Digitimes Research: Apple triggers 64-bit AP battle

Feb 5, 12:09

Why is Apple so eager to adopt 64-bit technology for its processors? Digitimes Research believes it is because in the 32-bit segment, Apple is unable to use the existing architecture...

Digitimes Research: MediaTek hikes turn-key value by virtue of Hotknot

Jan 29, 17:16

Why has MediaTek stepped into NFC (near field communication) technology? Digitimes Research thinks that there are two main motivations, one to increase the exclusiveness of its platforms...

Digitimes Research: Xiaomi to see strong competition at home, unlikely to achieve 2014 shipment target

Jan 21, 12:03

China-based Xiaomi has announced that the company plans to ship 40 million smartphones in 2014. But Digitimes Research believes the vendor is unlikely to achieve the goal as many...

China white-box makers add extra value to tablets as cost reduction is no longer possible

Jan 16, 15:31

China white-box players have not been able to lower their Wi-Fi-based tablets' prices since the third quarter of 2013 because there is no room for further reductions in their BOM...

Amazon sees weaker-than-expected Kindle Fire HDX shipments in 4Q13

Jan 15, 11:42

Thanks to falling prices and satisfactory functionalities, entry-level tablets from brand vendors has been undermining demand for mid-range and high-end models, and they formed a...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments from China vendors to grow slightly on quarter in 4Q13

Jan 3, 15:50

After a visit to some of the handset supply chain players in China at the end of 2013, Digitimes Research found that China-based vendors' smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter...

10 technology predictions for 2014

Dec 31, 15:38

The year 2013 saw the rise of Ultra HD TVs, larger-size smartphones, increased competition from mobile device makers in China, as well as a decline in the monitor market in addition...

Hotknot technology makes touchscreen no longer just touchscreen

Dec 30, 13:54

At the end of November 2013, MediaTek announced a new near field communication technology called Hotknot, which does not require NFC chips or antennas to work, and the technology...

Digitimes Research: Shipments of iPad mini with Retina to rise to 5-6 million in 1Q14

Dec 19, 12:04

With aggressive promotions by retailers, iPad sales during the year-end shopping season have grown strongly. Promotions - such as Best Buy's US$100 price cut for iPad 2, Walmart's...

Focus on enterprise SSD: Q&A with OCZ CMO Alex Mei

Nov 14, 15:59

OCZ Technology shifted its corporate focus away from legacy DRAM memory modules in 2011, and has since built on its expertise in high-speed memory to become a leader in the design...

OCZ CMO Alex Mei

Apple-GTAT partnership to drive sapphire demand

Nov 6, 15:43

GTAT has signed a multi-year sapphire materials agreement with Apple.

Digitimes Research: Standard DRAM bit demand to fall 3.5% in 4Q13

Sep 24, 14:31

Standard DRAM bit demand is set to decline 3.5% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2013, due to stagnant sales of desktops and notebooks and slowing growth in PC memory content,...

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