Samsung Display, LG Display to keep expanding AMOLED capacities
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 24, 15:07
Samsung Display and LG Display, in order to put pressure on competitors, has focused on AMOLED panels and will continue expansion of AMOLED production capacities, with combined AMOLED capacity to increase at a CAGR of 33.1% during 2015-2019, according to Digitimes Research.
NFC-based mobile payments will struggle to replace 3rd-party e-payments in China
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Jun 22, 21:23
While the launch of Apple Pay services in the China market on February 18, 2016 has stimulated use of NFC-based mobile payment services, NFC services will find it difficult to replace third-party e-payments, such as Baidu Wallet, Alipay, TenPay and YeePay, mainly because NFC-enabled POS devices are...
IoT development faced with problems
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 20, 21:22
While IoT (Internet of Things) is booming, development is faced with problems in frequency band, value-added service and information security, respectively related to use of licensed and unlicensed bands, limited availability of real value-added services on demand, difficulty in obtaining personal...
Worldwide notebook shipment update - May 2016
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Jun 20, 15:15
Digitimes Research estimates that worldwide top-5 notebook brand vendors and top-3 ODMs both enjoyed 31% on-month shipment growth in May because of preparation for new notebook models and growing demand for Chromebooks.
Global touch panel shipments for smartphones, notebooks to rise in 2Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 15, 12:22
Global shipments for smartphone-use touch panels will reach 369.49 million units in second-quarter 2016, increasing 11% sequentially and 6.2% on year. Touch panel shipments for notebooks and 11-inch and above tablets will reach 6.339 million units, gowing 2.5% sequentially and 78.1% on year, according...
Tablet AP shipments in China to rise 6% in 2Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 8, 13:59
China's tablet-use application processor (AP) shipments will increase 6% sequentially to 20.4 million units in the second quarter of 2016, according to Digitimes Research.
South Korea digital signage production value to grow to KRW3.97 trillion in 2020
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 3, 14:33
The South Korea government-sponsored Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute estimates the production value for digital signage in South Korea in 2016 at KRW2.55 trillion (US$2.14 billion) and forecasts that the value will increase to KRW3.97 trillion in 2020, according to Digitimes Re...
Narrow-Band IoT, LoRaWAN likely to become LPWAN technologies
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 3, 12:15
Narrow-Band IoT (Internet of Things) and LoRaWAN (long range wide area network) are seeing increased application for wireless long-distance communications at low power consumption, and thereby are likely to become two significantly important LPWAN (low-power wide-area network) standards, according...
Chat robots targeted for use by people with dementia in Japan
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 3, 10:46
In the Japan market, chat robots, such as Pepper launched by SoftBank, are increasingly targeted for use by people suffering dementia, and Japan-based Fuji-Keizai predicted that demand for care-oriented chat robots in the Japan market will reach JPY1.7 billion (US$15.5 million) in 2021, 3.4 times the...
AMD discrete GPU market share expected to increase
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Jun 2, 18:24
SoC-based graphics cards were the most widely adopted GPU product in 2015 with a market share of over 70%. CPUs with integrated GPUs had the second-largest share among GPU products, but its market share has been dropping over the past few years amid weakening demand in the mainstream PC market. Shipments...
Global OEM AIO PC market to undergo drastic change in 2016
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 2, 14:39
The landscape of the global OEM AIO (all-in-one) PC market will undergo a dramatic change in 2016 as number-two maker TPV-Inventa Technology begins making its gradual exit from the segment, according to Digitimes Research.
This concludes our broadcasting day: Vizio redefines the TV
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 1, 09:05
Vizio could be credited as the most innovative LCD TV maker in terms of product planning in 2016, as it is the first vendor to remove ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) tuner from TV sets and replace it with built-in Chromecast (or SmartCast as Vizio named it) functionality and attach a tablet...
Growing HMD devices stir up development of professional VR application market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 31, 12:13
While a number of consumer virtual reality (VR) applications for games and video have been developed in 2016, the introduction of more head-mounted display (HMD) VR devices has also brought new aspects to the professional VR application market, according to Digitimes Research.
Korea memory-IC industry output value to increase 5% in 2Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 31, 11:19
The production value of South Korea's memory chip industry is expected to increase about 5% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, according Digitimes Research. Demand for smartphones and other mobile devices is picking up, but chip prices continue to fall.
Top-5 Wintel notebook vendors see combined shipments down in April
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 27, 13:50
Combined shipments of Wintel-based notebooks (excluding detachable models) from the top-five Wintel notebook vendors: Dell, HP, Lenovo, Asustek Computer and Acer declined 39% on month and 1% on year to 7.38 million units in April, according to data compiledby Digitimes Research.
Wi-SUN widely used in Japan, but internationalization faces problems
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 26, 11:07
Wi-SUN (wireless smart utility network), the Japan-developed wireless communication technology used in management of connected home appliances, has been popularly in the Japan market due to low power consumption, long-distance communications and high physical penetrability. But there are problems internationalizing...
Taiwan smartphone shipments set to decline in 2Q16
TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE - Newswatch | May 25, 15:53
Shipments of smartphones by Taiwan-based handset brands and ODMs are expected to reach 12.6 million units in the second quarter of 2016, down 9.7% sequentially and 42.9% on year, Digitimes Research has estimated.
Taiwan top-foundry combined revenues to rise 8% in 2Q16
RESEARCH EXTRAS | May 24, 14:09
Combined revenues of Taiwan's major foundries: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) are forecast to reach US$8.02 billion in the second quarter of 2016, up 8.4% on quarter but down 0.9% on year, according to...
China smartphone AP shipments to grow 11.3% sequentially in 2Q16
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | May 24, 11:08
Having digested their excessive inventory, smartphone vendors have stepped up the pace of placing chip orders in the second quarter of 2016, according to Digitimes Research. Smartphone vendors are also gearing up for the upcoming roll-outs of their new models.
Taiwan makers to ship over 52.6 million large-size TFT-LCD panels in 2Q16
TAIWAN LCD PANEL | May 20, 09:15
Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers AU Optronics (AUO), Innolux, Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar Display will together ship 52.647 million large-size (above 9-inch) panels in the second quarter of 2016, increasing 6.5% on quarter but decreasing 9.1% on year and accounting for 32.9% of global...