China sees increased tablet AP shipments in 2Q14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 28, 10:23
A total of 30.6 million tablet APs (application processors) were shipped to the China market in second-quarter 2014, increasing 10.5% sequentially and 39.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan makers to ship 21.95 million handsets in 3Q14
GLOBAL SMARTPHONE | Jul 28, 10:17
Taiwan-based ODMs and own-brand makers will ship 21.95 million handsets in the third quarter of 2014, increasing by 4.2% on quarter and by 32.1% on year, and 18.65 million or 85% of the shipments will be smartphones, according to Digitimes Research.
Japan promoting service robots
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 25, 10:37
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has been boosting the development of service robots, with a target production value of JPY2.65 trillion (US$26.1 billion) and target production of 9.4 million robots specifically for use in health and medical care in 2025, according to Digitimes Resear...
Xiaomi to see slower growth in smartphone shipments in China market
CHINA SMARTPHONE | Jul 24, 12:01
Xiaomi Technology ranked first in smartphone shipments in the China market among China-based vendors in the first half of 2014, but will see growth in shipments gradually slow down mainly because other vendors started using online marketing in the second quarter and have launched or will launch models...
CSOT to see increased influence in AMOLED industry
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 24, 11:42
Following its aggressive investments in 8.5G production lines, China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) has become the largest supplier of 32-inch panels worldwide. The company has also established a joint venture with the government of Wuhan, China, through which CSOT will officially enter the...
January-May handset shipments in China market down 28% on year
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 22, 11:01
There were 178 million handsets shipped in the China market during January-May 2014, decreasing over 70 million units on year. The decrease was mainly because China Mobile shifted marketing resources to promote 4G TD-LTE smartphones and reduced subsidies for 2G and TD-SCDMA (3G) handset purchases,...
Global notebook shipments to grow 4.3% sequentially in 3Q14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 22, 10:29
Buoyed by back-to-school demand, global notebook shipments are expected to grow 4.3% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 before taking a dive of 1.1% in the fourth quarter, according to Digitimes Research.
AMOLED tablets unlikely to benefit Samsung in 2H14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 17, 11:04
Samsung Electronics recently launched the 8.4- and 10.5-inch AMOLED-based Galaxy Tab S flagship tablets. Although the new Galaxy Tab S tablets feature specifications exceeding those of Apple's iPads, the series is still unlikely to boost Samsung's sales in the second half of 2014 as demand in the high-end...
Digital home industry sees new developments in June from Google, Aereo and Samsung
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 16, 10:30
In June 2014, the digital home industry saw several developments worth noting. Google-owned Nest Labs released a new smart home API that is open to iOS and Android developers. Digitimes Research believes the new platform will open up cross partnerships across the digital home industry as well as bring...
China Mobile excluded from FD-LTE pilot operation licenses
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 15, 11:39
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has issued two FD-LTE pilot operation licenses to China Unicom and China Telecom on June 27 for several cities in China. However, China Mobile, which is most aggressive about FD/TD-LTE dual-mode network technology was excluded, showing that the...
Google Fit to benefit remote medical care industry
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 15, 11:36
Google has recently announced its new wearable device platform, Google Fit, which is expected to change the business model for wearable devices to horizontal partnerships with different industries with its hardware/software integration and connectivity, according to Digitimes Research.
Global notebook shipments decline 4.9% in 2Q14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 14, 10:05
Global notebook shipments dropped 4.9% on year in the second quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research. Despite the end of Windows XP bringing about a surge of notebook orders, panels and some key components were in limited supply, and demand in China and South and Central America was down,...
Ultra HD TV demand grows in Japan in May
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 11, 16:28
Japan's Ultra HD TV channel, Channel4K, started pilot broadcast on June 2, 2014 and Digitimes Research has found that sales of Ultra HD TV sets continue to enjoy stable growth despite a recent rise in the country's consumption tax. In May 2014, 2.4% of TVs sold in the Japan market were Ultra HD models,...
China market sees mixed LED bulb pricing trend in June
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 10, 10:43
June average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 7.8% on month to CNY34.50 (US$5.50), while 9W ones (equivalent to 60W incandescent models) saw their average price increase 2.6% to CNY47, according to Digitimes Research.
Hisilicon AP to give Huawei cost advantage in high-end mobile device market
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Jul 9, 14:13
Hisilicon, an affiliate of Huawei, has been developing application processors for many years. The company's early products had issues that caused resulted in poor power consumption-performance ratio. But Huawei's strategic support and continuous R&D resource investments have helped improve Hisilicon's...
LCD TV panel surface area shipped in 2Q14 grows 14%
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 8, 21:58
The amount of LCD TV panel surface area shipped in the second quarter of 2014 grew 14% on year largely due to an increase in average LCD TV size, according to Digitimes Research.
Tablet-AP shipments from Intel expected to reach 31.15 million in 2014
GLOBAL TABLET | Jul 8, 14:31
Intel aims to ship 40 million application processors (APs) for tablets in 2014, up 400% from the volume in 2013, but most market watchers believe such a volume is quite a challenge. Digitimes Research expects the CPU giant to be able to ship 31.15 million APs in 2014, achieving about 80% of its goal,...
Global TD-LTE users to reach 70.4 million at end of 2014
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 7, 15:41
The total number of TD-LTE subscribers worldwide increased to 12.48 million at the end of the first quarter of 2014 and will increase to 70.4 million at the end of the year, according to Digitimes Research.
Epistar-Forepi merger to help stabilize LED industry
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 3, 16:20
Taiwan-based LED maker Epistar announced a merger with Formosa Epitaxy (Forepi) on June 30, 2014, with the former aiming to fully acquire the latter and become the surviving company. Epistar explained that the merger is meant to improve its strengths in competition for first-tier international lighting...
Google looking to clean up Android device mess in emerging markets
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 3, 12:01
The Android operating system was again the spotlight of Google I/O developer conference and in addition to a preview of the latest Android L, the Internet giant also launched an entry-level turnkey solution, Android One for emerging markets.
Youngfast, Melfas looking beyond G1F touch
TAIWAN FPD | Jul 3, 11:40
The G1F touch technology, which is composed of a glass-type touch sensor and a thin-film touch sensor, is gradually losing its competitiveness in the face of GFF and OGS touch.