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Digitimes Research: Taiwan 1Q13 digital camera shipments hit 16-quarter low
Press release | April 23, 2013
Taiwan-based ODMs Ability Enterprise, Altek, Foxconn Electronics and Asia Optical shipped 57.41 million digital cameras in total during the first quarter of 2013, the lowest quarterly level since the second quarter of 2009 with a sequential decrease of 28.4% and an on-year drop of 43.8%, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: Taiwan small- to medium-size panel shipments up 13.2% on year in 1Q13
Press release | April 22, 2013
Taiwan-based panel makers' shipments of small- to medium-size TFT LCD panels in the first quarter of 2013 reached 350 million units, down 4.9% on month but up 13.2% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: Taiwan large-size panel shipments down 14% in 1Q13
Taiwan-based panel makers' shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) panels reached 57.86 million units in the first quarter of 2013, down 13.9% sequentially and down 8.1% on year, due to weak demand for monitor and notebook applications, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: HTC sees 1Q13 shipments fall sequentially
Press release | April 18, 2013
In the first quarter of 2013, Taiwan-based smartphone brand HTC reported falling shipments compared to the fourth quarter of 2012 due to lack of key components causing shipment delays of popular models such as HTC Butterfly and Droid DNA. In addition, to prepare for the launch of its flagship smartphone, HTC One, the firm purposely lowered inventory levels of many existing models in the distribution channel.
Digitimes Research: China solar makers faced with high debts and government policy shifts
Press release | April 17, 2013
China-based makers' solar product shipments to Europe have been falling due to the ongoing trade dispute, but their shipments to the US, Japan and the domestic market have been rising. Due to orders related to China's Golden Sun Demonstration Projects, China-based solar module makers such as Yingli Solar, Trina Solar, and Canadian Solar have seen percentages of sales from the domestic market increase significantly. Yingli was the global number one in terms of solar module shipments in the fourth quarter of 2012. The firm saw shipments in 2012 reach 2.3GW and expects shipments in the first quarter of 2013 to exceed 700MW.
Digitimes Research: March LED light bulb prices rise in Japan, fall in other markets
Press release | April 15, 2013
The March average retail pricing of retrofit 40W and 60W LED light bulbs increased in Japan while other markets saw prices fall compared to February.
Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments see record decline in 1Q13
Press release | April 12, 2013
Global notebook shipments suffered a drop in the first quarter, down 14.1% sequentially and 13.7% on year, the sharpest decline in the notebook industry's history, showing the current weak status of the industry, according to Digitimes Research's latest notebook report
Digitimes Research: MOCVD shipments to reach 148 units in 2013
Global MOCVD equipment shipments in 2013 are expected to total 148 units, representing an on-year decrease of 46%.
Digitimes Research: GE, First Solar improving CdTe thin-film solar cell efficiency
Press release | April 11, 2013
US-based GE Energy entered the CdTe thin-film solar cell industry in 2011. In January 2013, GE Energy developed a CdTe thin-film solar cell with conversion efficiency of 18.3%, surpassing the record efficiency from industry leader First Solar. However, within less than one month, First Solar announced the firm has successfully developed CdTe solar cells with conversion efficiency of 18.7%.
Digitimes Research: Solar incentive programs aim at steady growth till grid parity
Press release | April 10, 2013
In 2012, the global solar market was affected by incentive policy changes in various countries. Now such incentive programs are mostly aimed at pushing steady market growth until grid parity is achieved.
Digitimes Research: Global LED tube light shipments to reach 220 million units in 2013
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'...
Digitimes Research: Europe solar trade tariffs may slow down market growth
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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Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC shipments rise 22% in 1Q13
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...