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Global LED light bulb shipments in 2015 to reach 1.81 billion units

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 17, 20:18

There will be 1.81 billion LED light bulbs shipped globally in 2015, hiking 59.9% on year and accounting for 13.9% of all lighting products, according to Digitimes Research.

Average digital camera price in 5 main markets in December rises to US$366

TAIWAN ICT | Dec 17, 16:09

The average retail price for consumer digital still cameras (DSCs) in the UK, Germany, US, Japan and China in December hit US$366, having risen for the third consecutive month.

Verizon to ship three million own-brand tablets in 2015

GLOBAL TABLET | Dec 17, 15:47

Several mobile communication industry-related players have achieved strong tablet sales for 2014 and in addition to brand vendors such as Lenovo and Huawei, several telecom carriers are also achieving good results selling own-brand 4G tablets that bundle with their telecom services, according to Digitimes...

23-, 27-inch LCD monitor prices up in December

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 17, 11:25

Global average retail prices for 23- and 27-inch LCD monitors in December have risen on month by 11.3% to US$276 and 9.2% to US$379, respectively, while those for 20- and 24-inch models have dropped 6.4% to US$132 and 1.2% to US$246, according to Digitimes Research. Pricing for 22-inch models remained...

AUO, BOE top panel makers in operating margin

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 17, 11:22

Among the global top-10 TFT-LCD panel makers, Taiwan-based AU Optronics (AUO) and China-based BOE Technology posted the highest January-September 2014 operating profit margin of 9.1%, according to Digitimes Research.

Above 40- to 50-inch LCD TVs become mainstream in Japan

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 15, 10:14

In the Japan market, the sales proportion of 40-inch and below LCD TVs has decreased, and the proportion of above 40-inch models has increased, with above 40- to 50-inch models becoming mainstream sizes, according to Digitimes Research.

November 7W, 9W LED bulb prices sequentially up, down in China market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 15, 10:08

November average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 12.7% on month to CNY39.1 (US$6.4), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) decreased 1.9% to CNY40.80, according to Digitimes Research.

Global TD-LTE user base estimated at 96.1 million in 2014

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 12, 11:41

The total number of TD-LTE subscribers around the world will keep increasing to 96.1 million at the end of 2014, accounting for 21.6% of the global total number of LTE (4G) users. 81.8% of the total will be users in China, 8% in Saudi Arabia and 6.9% in Japan, according to Digitimes Research.

Global AIO PC shipments in 2014 estimated to reach 13.3 million units

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 9, 21:38

There will be an estimated 13.3 million AIO (all-in-one) PCs shipped globally in 2014, decreasing on year by 8.8% and accounting for 9.4% of all desktops, according to Digitimes Research.

Microsoft Mobile exit from feature phone market to benefit white-box makers and Samsung

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 9, 11:59

Samsung Electronics and China-based white-box handset makers will benefit from Microsoft Mobile's decision to phase out its feature phone business within one and a half years, Digitimes Research believes.

Lenovo mobile device shipments to lead Samsung by 9 million units in 2015

TAIWAN ICT | Dec 8, 16:16

Enjoying growths in both tablet and notebook shipments, Lenovo is estimated to beat Samsung Electronics in mobile computing device shipments (notebooks and tablets) by about one million units in 2014 and become the second-largest mobile computing device brand vendor worldwide, only behind Apple.

BOE to ship 50% of smartphone panels to Samsung, LG

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 8, 11:59

Of the three largest China-based small- to medium-size TFT-LCD panel makers, BOE Technology will ship 50% of its smartphone panels to Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, 14.8% to China-based vendor Lenovo and 11.9% to China-based white-box vendors in 2015, Digitimes Research estimates.

Notebook shipments to see over 10% on-month growth in November

TAIWAN ICT | Dec 5, 14:14

Because of Hewlett-Packard's (HP) stable enterprise notebook orders and strong low-cost consumer notebook orders, both the global top-five brand vendors and top-three ODMs have seen their combined notebook shipments enjoy over 10% on-month growths in November, according to Digitimes Research.

China makers increasing influence in Chromebook market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 5, 10:35

Following China-based chip maker Rockchip entering the supply chain for Chromebooks, additional China-based makers including Bitland and BYD are expected to further their presence in Chromebook supply chain in 2015 in order to meet upcoming demand from vendors as they expand their lineups, according...

Global MOCVD shipments in 2015 estimated at 252 sets

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 3, 22:18

Based on LED epitaxial wafer makers' capacity expansion plans, there will be 252 MOCVD sets shipped globally in 2015, growing 10.5% on year and consisting of 186 sets to be added by China-based makers, 30 by Taiwan-based ones, 19 sets by Japan-based makers and 17 sets by South Korea-based players,...

PS4, Xbox One shipments estimated at 14 million, 11 million respectively in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 3, 11:05

There will be 14 million PlayStation 4 (PS4) consoles shipped globally in 2015 to reach cumulative shipments of 31.5 million units and 11 million Xbox One consoles to reach 23.7 million units, according to Digitimes Research.

iPad shipments to drop to 55 million units in 2015

GLOBAL TABLET | Dec 1, 15:02

Thanks to Sony quitting the notebook market and Apple's price cuts, MacBook shipments in 2014 are expected to grow over 15% on year, the highest growth among the top-10 vendors. But Apple's iPad shipments are expected to see a decline in the year.

Global LTE users to reach 1.466 billion by 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Dec 1, 10:44

Global LTE users are expected to reach 445 million in 2014 and 1.466 billion in 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

China smartphone makers increase overseas shipments by 53% in 3Q14

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Nov 27, 12:15

Huawei Device was the top China-based smartphone maker in the third quarter of 2014, with shipments of 14.8 million units, according to Digitimes Research.

Global tablet shipments to reach 74.53 million in 4Q14

GLOBAL TABLET | Nov 26, 14:27

There will be 74.53 million tablets shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing on quarter by 17.6% but decreasing on year by 10.1%, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan small- to medium-size panel shipments reach 329.7 million in 3Q14

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 26, 10:46

Taiwan makers' small- to medium-size panel shipments reached 329.7 million in the third quarter of 2014, down 6.2% on quarter and 12.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

China makers to drop Full HD panel pricing by 11.5% in 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Nov 25, 14:32

As China makers expand production capacity in order to meet increasing demand for cheaper panel supply in China, local handset vendors will receive Full HD panels for use in smartphones in 2015 below US$21, down 11.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung, Apple, LG rank as top-3 smartphone vendors in 3Q14

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Nov 24, 11:56

Samsung Electronics, Apple and LG Electronics ranked as the top-three smartphone vendors globally in the third quarter as well as the first three quarters of 2014, based on third-quarter reports released by individual vendors and data from makers in the supply chain, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan makers will ship over 24 million handsets in 4Q14

GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Nov 24, 10:32

Taiwan-based ODMs and own-brand makers will ship 24.05 million handsets in the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing 15.1% on quarter and 43.8% on year. 20.55 million units (85.4%) will be smartphones, growing 11.7% on quarter and 27% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

China makers Bitland, BYD to join Chromebook supply chain in 2015

TAIWAN ICT | Nov 21, 16:09

Following China-based application processor (AP) supplier Rockchip's entry into the Chromebook industry, China-based end device makers are also expected to join the Chromebook supply chain, according to information Digitimes Research has collected from the Greater China supply chain.

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