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China smartphone industry enjoys shipment growth in 3Q16 thanks to overseas demand

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 9, 16:08

Subsidies provided by China's top-3 telecom carriers led by China Mobile to encourage 2G and 3G service users to switch to 4G services continued to push China's mid-range and inexpensive 4G smartphone sales and shipments in the third quarter.

Worldwide notebook shipment update - October 2016

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Dec 8, 11:14

The top-5 notebook brand vendors worldwide and top-3 ODMs saw their combined shipments drop 22% and 12% on month in October, respectively as the brand vendors started adjusting their inventory in Europe and North America and also reduced their shipments for the month to avoid direct competition against...

Taiwan ODM smartphone shipments to decline in 4Q16

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Dec 7, 11:26

Combined smartphone shipments by Taiwan-based brand handset vendors and ODMs will reach 13.82 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, up 11.8% sequentially but down 23% on year, according to data compiled by Digitimes Research.

Global digital gaming market to reach US$99.6 billion in 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 7, 11:16

The global digital gaming market is expected to reach US$99.6 billion in 2016 and further increase to US$118.6 billion in 2019, representing a CAGR of 6.6% during the four-year period, according to Digitimes Research.

Global tablet shipments in 4Q16 to reach 51.29 million

GLOBAL TABLET | Dec 6, 21:00

There will be 51.29 million tablets shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2016, increasing 7.3% on quarter but decreasing 21.5% on year. Shipments will consist of 10.9 million iPads, up 17.2% sequentially, 24.4 million units launched by international vendors other than Apple, up 18.3%, and 16.0...

Taiwan top foundries to enjoy particularly strong 4Q16

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 29, 14:21

Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will see their combined revenues drop only 0.6% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2016 indicating a particularly strong fourth quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan server revenues may reach NT$600 billion in 2017

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 28, 16:31

A recently published Digitimes Research Special Report notes that combined revenues from Taiwan-based makers' server motherboards, servers, storage and network equipment are expected to grow to NT$558.5 billion (US$17.45 billion) in 2016 and the amount will have a chance to reach NT$600 billion in...

Samsung Display dominance in AMOLED to face challenge from China makers beginning 2019

CHINA FPD | Nov 28, 13:07

Samsung Display has dominated the global supply of AMOLED panels used in smartphones, but China-based AMOLED makers will begin to challenge Samsung's dominant market status in 2019 as they increase output and China-based smartphone vendors are expected to increase adoption of locally-made panels, according...

China mobile AP shipments to rise 11.6% in 4Q16

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 23, 22:31

Shipments of mobile application processors for smartphones and tablets in China are expected to grow 11.6% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2016, thanks mainly to seasonal factors and inventory build-ups for the first quarter of 2017, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan makers to ship over 20 million LCD monitors in 4Q16

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Nov 23, 22:19

Taiwan-based ODMs and OBMs will together ship 20.158 million LCD monitors in the fourth quarter of 2016, decreasing 2.5% on quarter and 5.3% on year and accounting for 65.2% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.

Top-5 vendors, top-3 Taiwan ODMs October notebook shipments down 22%, 12% on month

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Nov 22, 22:51

The five largest notebook vendors together shipped 10.19 million Windows units equipped with Intel processors in October, decreasing 22% on month, while the three largest Taiwan-based ODMs had combined shipments in the month slipping 12%, according to Digitimes Research.

Global notebook shipments up on year after two years of decline

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 21, 22:50

Worldwide notebook shipments are estimated to reach 41.65 million units in the fourth quarter, up 6.4% sequentially as demand from the year-end holidays is expected to pick up strongly, while Apple's fourth-generation MacBook Pro products have entered mass production, helping related upstream supply...

Samsung offers smart digital signage

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 17, 11:19

Samsung Electronics launched seven 32- to 55-inch smart digital signage solutions with thicknesses of 29.9mm and bezel sizes of 6.9mm in the second half of 2016, equipped with in-house-developed Samsung Smart Signage Platform and Tizen operating system, according to Digitimes Research.

Use of LED chips in TV backlighting to grow slightly in 2017

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 17, 11:15

The global volume of LED chips used in TV backlighting in 2017 will increase slightly on year, with Ultra HD, HDR and quantum dot models expected to increase usage, while direct-type backlights, OLED and adoption of flip-chip LED backlighting to decrease usage, according to Digitimes Research.

Cellular M2M IoT to be fast developing in China

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 16, 11:53

Cellular M2M (machine to machine) IoT is expected to be fast developing in the China market since the China government in 2009 included IoT industries as a focus of the nation's long-term development. China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom have been actively deploying IoT networks, according...

Smartphone shipments by Taiwan makers lower than expected in 3Q16

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Nov 14, 10:28

Shipments of smartphones by Taiwan-based brand vendors and handset ODMs declined 35% on year to 12.36 million units in the third quarter of 2016, according to data compiled by Digitimes Research.

October 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices in China market rise

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 11, 11:27

October 2016 average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 4.9% from August to CNY27.8 (US$4.10), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) also rose 13.9% to CNY30.30, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan makers ship 62.29 million large-size panels in 3Q16

TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Nov 9, 08:31

Taiwan-based makers shipped 62.29 million large-size (9-inch and above) TFT-LCD panels in the third quarter of 2016, increasing 6.7% on quarter and 6.2% on year, and accounting for 34.3% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.

Global high-brightness LED production value to increase at CAGR of 3.7% from 2017-2021

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 7, 21:32

The global production value for high-brightness LED chips will increase from US$13.179 billion in 2017 to US$15.250 billion in 2021 during 2017-2021 at an annual compound growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7%, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung Electronics developing QD technology toward QLED

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 7, 20:41

Samsung Electronics has launched SUHD (super Ultra HD) TVs, a QD (quantum dot) TV, to compete with OLED TVs launched by LG Electronics, but Samsung Electronics' development of QD display technology is geared toward QLED (quantum dot LED), according to Digitimes Research.

Global small- to mid-size LCD shipments to shrink at CAGR of negative 4.6% during 2017-2021

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 4, 11:35

Global shipments of small- to medium-size panels will decrease from 2.647 billion units in 2017 to 2.189 billion units in 2021 or a CAGR of negative 4.6%, according to Digitimes Research.

Growing use of facial recognition increases demand for IR LED devices

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 3, 10:07

Among biometrics technologies, facial recognition is in growing application due to its being contactless, quick recognition and easy to use, and this is expected to increase demand for infrared (IR) LED devices which are used to enhance accuracy of facial recognition, according to Digitimes Research...

Taiwan makers ship over 309 million small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panels in 3Q16

TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Nov 2, 11:43

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers shipped 309.749 million small- to medium-size panels in the third quarter of 2016, increasing 15.0% on quarter and 0.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

HannStar Display ranked second in shipments

Taiwan sees increased LCD TV shipments in 3Q16

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Nov 1, 21:59

Taiwan-based ODMs, OEMs and OBMs together shipped 9.565 million LCD TVs in the third quarter of 2016, growing 13.2% on quarter and 4.7% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Japan CE market sees decreased DSLR sales, focus on VR, takeoff of drone demand in 3Q16

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 26, 13:37

The Japan CE (consumer electronics) market in the third quarter of 2016 was characterized by declining sales of DSLR cameras, focus of the 2016 Tokyo Game Show (TGS, September 15-18) on VR games and devices, takeoff of demand for drones and popularity of Amazon Prime Music, according to Digitimes Re...

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