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Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2013
FPD Report | May 17, 2013
Taiwan's LCD monitor shipments declined 14.7% sequentially in the first quarter of 2013 partly due to seasonality and partly due to high inventory in the China market. The top maker, TPV Technology, which depends much on the China market, saw a steep decline in its shipments.
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Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 1Q 2013
FPD Report | May 15, 2013
Inventory of LCD TV panels built up in the 2012 had yet to be digested in first-quarter 2013, while demand from the sluggish PC market remained weak. Taiwan makers' large-size TFT LCD panel shipments in the first quarter went down 13.9% on quarter and 8.1% on year.
Taiwan digital cameras – 1Q 2013
ICT Report | May 10, 2013
The global DSC market has been facing severe challenges from smartphones with powerful camera functions. DSC vendors' poor sales mean significant cuts to orders for their Taiwan-based manufacturing partners. As a result, Taiwan's DSC shipments dropped significantly to below six million units in the first quarter of 2013.
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 1Q 2013
FPD Report | May 9, 2013
Demand from China's handset and tablet vendors managed to keep Taiwan's small- to medium-size TFT LCD panel industry in a healthy state in the first quarter of 2013, with shipments falling 4.9% sequentially but growing 13.2% on year. Tablet panels became one of the top-three among all small- to medium-size applications shipped by Taiwan makers, but handset panels remained overwhelmingly as the leader.
Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2013
ICT Report | May 6, 2013
Seasonality played a key role in bringing down Taiwan makers' handset shipments by 18.3% sequentially in first-quarter 2013. Taiwan's top handset maker HTC saw an even steeper fall in shipments partly due to component shortages plaguing its high-end models. But shipments will rebound in the second quarter, as major client Sony Mobile Communications will introduce new models and HTC see the component shortages ease.
Top 5 global application processor suppliers in 2013 - Products and market analysis
Special Report | April 30, 2013
ARM architecture for application processors (APs) remains the mainstay for mobile applications, with the top five suppliers of ARM architecture-based APs - Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung, MediaTek and Spreadtrum - currently accounting for around 90% of the market. Digitimes Research looks at each supplier's strengths and weaknesses through a comprehensive analysis of technology, architecture, product positioning and shipments, providing the industry with an overview of the latest trends and developments in the AP industry.
Taiwan notebooks – 1Q 2013
ICT Report | April 26, 2013
Taiwan makers' notebook shipments dropped 15.7% sequentially and 14.3% on year to 36.89 million units in the first quarter of 2013 as more consumers chose tablets over conventional notebooks. Seasonality worsened the market conditions for notebooks. Taiwan's notebook industry will see its worst-ever on-year drop in the second quarter.
Development and commercialization of Thunderbolt technology
Special Report | April 25, 2013
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 as predicted. Due to this phenomenon, this Digitimes Research Special Report investigates the obstacles and problems that Thunderbolt technology has faced in becoming more widespread in the market and offers predictions concerning the development of the technology in the future.
Analysis of Google's platform strategy, positioning and supply chain management for Google-branded devices
Special Report | April 22, 2013
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 exploration of Google's presence in the digital content service business and its goals in operating in this sector. Lastly, the report examines Google's strategic thinking and positioning with regard to the launch of Google-branded smartphones, tablets and notebooks, as well as an overview of key supply chain partners for these products.
Global high-brightness LED market forecast
Special Report | March 18, 2013
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 areas of the LED market including applications, LED street prices and the main players in the global LED supply chain, with forecasts mostly extending to 2015.
Research press releases
Digitimes Research: Global LED tube light shipments to reach 220 million units in 2013
Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC shipments rise 22% in 1Q13
Digitimes Research: Europe solar trade tariffs may slow down market growth
Global LED tube lighting shipments in 2013 will increase to 220 million units to account for 5.5% of the entire lighting market, as LED tube lights'...
The European Union (EU) plans to announce the details of its anti-subsidy tariff against China-based solar firms on June 6, 2013. The tariff is expected...
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 1Q13 down sequentially, up on year
There were 31.93 million tablets shipped globally during the first quarter of 2013, decreasing on quarter by 26.1% but increasing on year by 66.1%, according...
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Shipments of LCD driver ICs by Taiwan-based IC design houses for the first quarter of 2013 grew 21.6% from a year ago to NT$20.18 billion (US$673.8 million)...
Digitimes Research: Rising mobile device demand drives TSMC, UMC wafer shipment growth in 2Q13
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) both saw their wafer shipments increase sequentially in April 2013,...
Digitimes Research: Battery technologies regain focus as energy storage demand rises
Demand for energy storage continues to rise and lithium-ion batteries are a common choice. However, due to prices, safety and energy storage, many substitutes...