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Taiwan 2Q15 LCD TV shipments decline 8% on year

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Jul 30, 15:28

Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD TVs reached 7.97 million in the second quarter of 2015, up 6.6% on quarter but down 8.6% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan 2Q15 small- to medium-size panel shipments drop 0.4%

TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Jul 30, 14:47

Taiwan makers' shipments of small- to medium-size panels slipped 0.4% in the second quarter of 2015 to 287 million due to shrinking orders for feature handsets, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan makers to see flat growth for large-size panels in 2H15

TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Jul 29, 11:43

Taiwan makers' shipments of large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panels are expected to only grow 0.7% on quarter in the third quarter of 2015 followed by 0.6% sequential growth in the fourth quarter, according to Digitimes Research. Both of the slight increases will represent on-year declines, however,...

Global tablet shipments decline 10% in 2Q15

GLOBAL TABLET | Jul 28, 15:16

Global tablet shipments declined 10% sequentially and over 15% on year to reach only 45.76 million units in the second quarter, according to Digitimes Research's latest report on the global tablet market. Major markets felt the impacts of weak currencies; mid-range to entry-level large-size smartphones...

Taiwan IC design industry output value to grow 14% in 3Q15

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 28, 14:25

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry is forecast to rise 14.4% sequentially in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to peak seasonal effects, as well as rollouts of new smartphones and other mobile devices, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan LCD monitor shipments decline over 10% in 2Q15

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 27, 21:53

Taiwan's LCD monitor shipments reached only 19.42 million units in the second quarter of 2015, down 10.3% from the same quarter a year ago, showing that the industry is still in a downturn, according to Digitimes Research's new report on LCD monitors.

Adoption of Wi-Fi by Apple Watch, Android Wear to encourage other vendors to follow suit

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 23, 09:56

The adoption of Wi-Fi technology by Apple Watch and Android Wear devices are expected to motivate other smartwatch and wearable device vendors to follow suit, according to Digitimes Research.

Qualcomm to cooperate with Microsoft, Allwinner for entry-level mobile device market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 22, 10:55

Qualcomm aims to ramp up its penetration in the entry-level mobile device market by cooperating with Microsoft to launch low-cost Windows Mobile 10 products, while also cooperating with Allwinner Technology to launch 3G/4G solutions for connected tablets, according to Digitimes Research.

Cree lowers 2Q15 forecast revenues due to keen competition

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 21, 11:30

Cree has lowered its revenues forecast for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 (the second quarter of calendar year 2015), including a big decrease by US$35 million attributable to LED devices which consisted of US$27 million reduction in total inventory value of channels and US$8 million short of original...

Taiwan large-size LCD panel shipments drop for third consecutive quarter

TAIWAN LCD PANEL | Jul 20, 21:51

Taiwan large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LCD panel shipments totaled 57.93 million in the second quarter of 2015, down 3.7% on quarter and down 14.2% on year. The decline represents the third consecutive quarter where makers saw a sequential decline, according to Digitimes Research.

Greater China makers to see smartwatch panel shipments achieve 73% CAGR from 2014-2017

CHINA FPD | Jul 20, 13:42

Panel makers in Greater China expect to see smartwatch panel shipments achieve a CAGR of 73.2% from 2014-2017 and a CAGR of 46.1% for smart wristbands as they further invest into developing the two applications, according to Digitimes Research.

Shrinking tablet market prompts China touch panel supply chain to look for growth elsewhere

CHINA FPD | Jul 17, 12:01

With demand for white-box tablets gradually shrinking and China's brand tablet shipments also performing weaker than expected, China-based touch panel and touch controller IC firms that used to focus on China's tablet market have mostly started shifting parts of their capacities to manufacturing smartphone...

Apple to push forward with In-Cell touch technology in 2015 but highly considering G/G for 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 17, 10:28

Industry rumors have stated Apple will go back to using G/G touch technology in iPhones due to ongoing production issues with In-Cell touch panels. If this were to occur, the earliest effect wound be in iPhones released in 2016, as the next iPhone, currently being referred to as iPhone 6S, will still...

Taiwan 3Q15 notebook shipments expected to drop 12.2% on year

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 16, 22:15

Taiwan-based ODMs will ship an estimated 32.067 million notebooks (not including detachable hybrid models) during the third quarter of 2015, accounting for 81.6% of the global total and increasing 2.4% on quarter but decreasing 12.2% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Vendors focusing on 29-inch monitors in July

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 16, 14:25

The July home electronics segment has seen several developments, namely new 29-inch monitor releases from LG Electronics and Lenovo, according to Digitimes Research.

Tsinghua Unigroup acquisition of Micron faces difficulties, but is a must for China for further development

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 15, 22:16

According to a Wall Street Journal report on July 14, China's Tsinghua Unigroup is planning to spend US$23 billion (or US$21 per share) to acquire US-based Micron Technology. The amount is higher than the China government's China National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund's scale of CNY120 billion...

Qualcomm to push inexpensive mobile device market with Microsoft and Allwinner solutions

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Jul 14, 22:46

According to Digitimes Research's findings, Qualcomm's development in the high-end market is not stable in 2015 and facing MediaTek and Spreadtrum's fierce competition in the mid-range and entry-level segments, the chip supplier's shipment performance in China has been weakening, causing some of its...

Taiwan 2Q15 notebook shipments up on quarter, down on year

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 14, 22:32

Taiwan-based ODMs shipped an estimated 31.302 million notebooks (not including detachable hybrid models) during the second quarter of 2015, accounting for 81.7% of the global total and increasing 6.6% on quarter but decreasing 10.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Touch IC developers turning to fingerprint sensors

CHINA FPD | Jul 14, 15:04

With China handset brand vendors starting to launch flagship products with fingerprint sensors in the second half of 2014, touch controller IC players who have seen thinning profitability have been aggressively developing fingerprint sensor solutions.

Intel processor shipments rely on Windows tablets for growth

GLOBAL TABLET | Jul 7, 15:47

Observing the Intel mobile platform's development in the non-Android tablet market, Digitimes Research expects Windows tablets to replace Android tablets and become Intel's new focus. Intel's Education Tablet, which achieved success in the education sector in 2014, is also expected to benefit the CPU...

LED bulb prices drop in China market

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 7, 10:58

Average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 12.1% sequentially to CNY34.3 (US$5.6) in June, while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) also saw a decline by 14.5% to CNY33.7, according to Digitimes Research.

Tablets with phone functionality from white-box players to suffer over 15% decline in 2Q15

GLOBAL TABLET | Jul 3, 16:07

While visiting Southern China's white-box tablet supply chain, Digitimes Research discovered that shipments of white-box tablets with phone functionality saw their first on-year drop in the second quarter. This is because their major markets have experienced weak economy and competition is also growing...

China makers expanding production for wearable displays

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 2, 20:48

In an effort to secure flexible display orders from China-based wearables vendors, China's panel makers are increasing investments in AMOLED and PMOLED technologies, with aim of increasing production and securing more market share in early 2017, according to Digitimes Research.

China smartphone shipments see weaker-than-expected growth in 2Q15

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Jul 2, 15:23

China's smartphone industry in the second quarter did not see growth as strong as Digitimes Research had anticipated previously and it grew only slightly more than 15% sequentially and by a single-digit percentage on year.

Japan home entertainment market sees Sharp rise with new 4K solutions

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 2, 15:14

Japan's home entertainment segment saw several developments in the second quarter of 2015. Sharp introduced a mix of new Ultra HD (4K) TVs, including Aquos 4K Next that can upscale to 8K resolution, according to Digitimes Research.

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