Lenovo starts price-cut competition for 7-, 8-inch tablets
GLOBAL TABLET | Oct 20, 16:09
Most 7-inch tablets' prices have dropped significantly during October with several first-tier vendors' 8GB models even dropping to as low as US$99. Meanwhile, 8-inch tablets also seen their prices decrease with stable panel supply and vendors expanding their investments in related products. Among the...
Japan new fund raising policy to provide positive benefit to crowd funding market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 20, 15:51
Following the passing of Japan's 2014 amendment of financial instruments and exchange act, etc. on May 23, 2014, unlisted companies in Japan are now allowed to raise funds through the Internet and the move is expected to prompt Japan's crowd funding platforms to include investment projects, which is...
Average retail pricing for 23- to 27-inch LCD monitors down in October
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 17, 11:13
Average retail pricing for LCD monitors in the US, UK, Germany, Japan and China will all see declines on month in October 2014, with 27-inch units dropping 5% to US$341, 24- and 23-inch units 1% to US$264 and US$259, respectively, and 22-inch units 2.8% to US$175, according to Digitimes Research.
GTAT woes disrupt sapphire industry
TAIWAN FPD | Oct 16, 11:14
GT Advanced Technologies' (GTAT) move to seek bankruptcy protection on October 6 came as a surprise to the IT industry especially because the maker was a major supplier of Apple for sapphire screens.
September 7W LED bulb prices sequentially up in China market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 14, 20:15
September average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 11% on month to CNY33.9 (US$5.50), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W) fell 7.3% to CNY41.70, according to Digitimes Research.
Silicon Works expected to expand non-LCD driver IC revenues thanks to LG
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 14, 15:33
Although Silicon Works' revenues from the LCD driver IC (LDI) business dropped 8.1% on year and reached KRW128.7 billion (US$120 million) in the first half of 2014 because of two consecutive quarters of decline in iPad shipments, the company is expected to be able to expand its revenues from non-LDI...
MediaTek, Rockchip to join Chromebook market
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 9, 14:16
In addition to gradually integrating Android's ecosystem into the Chrome OS, Google is looking to support more processors. Chromebook-supported processors will include solutions from MediaTek and Rockchip in 2015, helping vendors to develop LTE-based inexpensive Chromebooks, according to information...
Global LED lighting demand in 2018 to grow 180-190% from 2013
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 8, 21:30
Global demand for LED lighting products and LED-based lighting systems and services in 2018 will increase from 2013 by 190% and 180%, respectively, and global demand for LED lighting will begin to exceed that for conventional lighting products in 2017, according to Digitimes Research.
ARM Mali to become mainstream GPU architecture for China APs in 2H14
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Oct 3, 11:38
ARM's Mali is expected to become the mainstream GPU architecture for China-based application processors (APs) in the second half of 2014 in terms of market share, surpassing Imagination significantly. However, in the high-end segment, Mali's share will be slightly weaker than that of Qualcomm's GPU...
Telecom reform policies pave way for healthy telecom development in India
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 3, 10:33
The government in India, at the end of 2012, implemented the National Telecom Policy, a set of reform policies including nationwide licensing in place of regional licenses, enforcement of regulations on the use and auctioning of frequency bands, mechanisms for mobile telecom carriers to withdraw from...
Bit demand for non-PC DRAM to grow 38% on year in 2H14
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 30, 12:01
Bit demand for non-PC DRAM, mainly niche mobile DRAM and server-use DRAM, will increase 38% on year in the second half of 2014, much higher than 2.7% for standard DRAM, according to Digitimes Research.
Broadband Internet user bases in ASEAN countries growing fast
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 24, 21:40
All of the 10 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries except Laos and Myanmar have started nationwide fixed-line broadband Internet-access networks and the total number of subscribers increased to 19.9 million at the end of 2013, with a 2003-2013 CAGR ate of 40%, double the global...
South Korea sets larger than global average goals for IoT development
RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 24, 21:37
The South Korea government aims to increase the South Korea market value for the Internet of Things (IoT) from KRW2.3 trillion in 2013 to KRW30 trillion (US$28.9 billion) in 2020, much larger than Machina Research and Stracorp's projected five-fold growth in global IoT market value from US$200 billion...
China to hold 35% of global small- to mid-size TFT LCD capacity in 2017
CHINA FPD | Sep 24, 10:42
The global proportion of small- to medium-size TFT LCD production capacity from China is expected to increase to 35% as of 2017, up from 15.5% in 2011, according to Digitimes Research. In terms of large-size TFT LCD applications, China's global share will increase from 5.3% in 2011 to 25.5% in 2017.
Intel, Rockchip look to expand x86 presence in tablet AP market
CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Sep 22, 15:46
Seeing the lack of strong growth in the PC market and excess wafer capacity, Intel is looking to resolve its problems by pushing it mobile product business. However, ARM's dominance in the mobile industry is forcing Intel to rely on giving out subsidies to partners to increase its presence in the market...