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Revenues from vehicle-to-external communications systems expected to total nearly US$180 billion from 2015-2025, says report

Aug 28, 13:47

The increasing drive to reduce vehicle emissions and increase safety for drivers is spurring several technological developments in the transportation segment. One area benefiting...

Global tablet shipments in 2015 estimated at 163 million units, says TrendForce

Aug 28, 10:59

There will be an estimated 163 million tablets shipped globally in 2015, decreasing 14.9% on year. 117 million units will be shipped by brand vendors and 46 million units by white-box...

SEMICON Taiwan 2015 to kick off with more than 700 exhibitors

Aug 28, 10:38

The 20th annual SEMICON Taiwan tradeshow will kick off on September 2 and run through September 4 at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall. The show will host more than 700 exhibiting...

Semiconductor equipment suppliers brace for layoffs

Aug 28, 10:31

Layoffs could hit the global semiconductor equipment industry later in 2015, with some players considering cutting 10-15% of their workforce, according to industry sources.

Chip orders for notebooks picking up

Aug 26, 20:53

IC demand for notebooks is picking up, and the outlook for replacement demand triggered by Microsoft's Windows 10 is more positive, according to sources at Taiwan-based PC-related...

Worldwide smartphone growth to slow to 10.4% in 2015, says IDC

Newswatch - Aug 26, 20:52

Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow 10.4% on year, instead of a previous forecast of an 11.3% growth, to 1.44 billion units in 2015, according to the latest data released...

Touch Taiwan 2015: Panel makers shift competition from output to innovation value

Aug 25, 19:56

As global display panel production capacity has increased significantly but end-use demand has not grown, display panel makers' focus is shifting from production scale to innovative...

Capacity expansions in 2H15 will affect PV market in 2016, says firm

Aug 25, 15:58

India has become the fastest growing photovoltaic (PV) market and replaced the UK as one of the top three export markets for China modules. Based on EnergyTrend's latest report, the...

HTC to buy back treasury shares to save stock price

Aug 25, 11:00

HTC has announced it will buy back 50 million treasury shares, which will account for 6% of the company's outstanding shares, and will complete the process in two months.

E Ink Holdings to showcase various e-paper applications at Touch Taiwan 2015

Aug 24, 22:07

Electrophoretic technology-based electronic paper (e-paper) display maker E Ink Holdings will showcase a variety of applications of e-paper display technology at the Touch Taiwan...

Worldwide 4K LCD TV panel shipments grow 61% in 2Q15, says MIC

Aug 24, 14:16

Worldwide Ultra HD (4K) LCD TV panel shipment volume grew 60.8% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, reaching around 9.2 million units, according to MIC.

Ardentec 1H15 profits rise 8%

Stockwatch - Aug 21, 14:44

Semiconductor wafer testing service provider Ardentec has reported net profits of NT$517 million (US$16.1 million) for the first half of 2015, up 8.2% on year. EPS for the six-month...

Inventory levels at LCD TV panel makers forecast to surge in the 2H15, says IHS

Aug 21, 14:26

LCD TV panel makers' inventory levels will be greater than normal in the second half of 2015, due to softening demand and increased output from new LCD panel manufacturing lines (fabs)...

Digitimes Research: Panel makers remain profitable in 2Q15 due to 4K TV panels

Aug 21, 12:20

The four major panel makers in the market saw revenues decline in the second quarter of 2015 but profits remained high due to sales of high-end products such as Ultra HD (4K) TV panels,...

Samsung TV production capacity to shrink in 2015, says report

Aug 21, 11:08

Samsung Electronics reduced TV production capacity globally by 10 million units in the first half of 2015 and is expected to decrease by another 10 million units in the second half...

Second-tier IC foundries face low utilization in 4Q15

Aug 21, 10:51

Second-tier IC foundries will struggle to maintain their capacity utilization rates above 60% in the fourth quarter of 2015, due to disappointing demand for smartphones, tablets,...

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India mobile services market to reach US$21.4 billion in 2015, says Gartner

Aug 20, 21:40

Mobile connections in India will grow to 880 million in 2015, an increase of 5% from 837 million connections in 2014, according to Gartner. Spending on mobile services will grow 4%...

Taiwan IP camera shipments top 2.33 million in 1H15, up 14.9% on year, says MIC

Aug 20, 21:16

The global IP camera market is projected to grow in 2015, but two factors pushed down Taiwan IP camera makers' shipment performance in the first half of 2015. China players' aggressively...

Demand for novel display materials set to surge in 2H15, says IHS

Aug 20, 14:34

Starting in the second half of 2015, the overall consumption of AMOLED materials will surge, as LG Display increases the production of WOLED TV panels. In the first half of 2015,...

Arima Communications 2015 smartphone shipments to fall short of target

Aug 20, 10:35

Arima Communications is expected to ship eight million smartphones in 2015, falling short of its target of 10 million units due to declining ODM orders from Sony Mobile Communications,...

eMagin announces 2Q15 results

Aug 19, 15:55

eMagin, a designer and manufacturer of AMOLED microdisplays for high resolution imaging products, has announced financial results and corporate highlights for the second quarter of...

IDF San Francisco 2015: Intel expands developer opportunities with new toolkits

Aug 19, 15:53

In the opening address at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), CEO Brian Krzanich highlighted new products, tools and programs that support the growing personalization of computing and...

Orders for onboard recorders growing from China, say Taiwan IC designers

Aug 18, 21:12

Chip orders for onboard recorders from China's white-box makers have been rising in 2015, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

Asustek to ship 20 million smartphones in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Aug 18, 20:01

While Asustek Computer aims to ship between 17 million and 25 million smartphones in 2015, the company is expected to ship 20 million units based on its ODM orders scheduled for the...

Digitimes Research: AP suppliers adopting different strategies for 4G CA solutions

Aug 18, 15:46

With the proportion of 4G devices in China's smartphone shipments having already surpassed 90% in first-half 2015, application processor (AP) suppliers have taken different strategies...

Chin-Poon, Tripod look to auto PCBs for profit growth in 2015

Aug 18, 15:45

PCB makers Chin-Poon Industrial and Tripod Technology are expected to sustain their profit growth in 2015 by benefiting from stable growth in demand for automotive electronics, according...

Global demand response spending expected to total US$6.2 billion from 2015-2024, says report

Aug 18, 15:43

As regulatory trends and economic factors continue to change the energy landscape, system operators are increasingly relying on demand response (DR) to provide reliability to the...

E Ink expects ESL shipments to increase threefold in 2015

Aug 18, 15:30

E Ink expects electronic shelf labeling (ESL) shipments to increase threefold in 2015 driven by increased low-cost solutions and advanced technology, according to the company.

Taiwan consumer IC suppliers seeing slow orders

Aug 17, 14:40

Taiwan-based consumer IC suppliers are facing poor order visibility for the second half of 2015 despite the period being the traditionally peak season for consumer electronics sales,...

Natural gas generator set installation revenues expected to total nearly US$147 billion from 2015-2024, says firm

Aug 17, 14:38

A source of emergency standby, prime, peaking, or continuous power generation, natural gas (NG) generator sets (gensets) are used worldwide for distributed power production. The market...

TV-panel driver IC suppliers remain pessimistic

Aug 14, 15:43

Panel-use LCD driver IC design houses and related backend suppliers have been conservative about demand for LCD TVs during the second half of 2015 despite the period being a traditional...

Yageo nets NT$2.47 per share for 1H15

Stockwatch - Aug 13, 21:17

Passive component maker Yageo has reported net profits of NT$1.66 billion (US$51.8 million), or NT$2.47 per share, for the first half of 2015, while consolidated revenues came to...

Silicon wafer shipments rise 2.5% in 2Q15, says SEMI

Aug 12, 21:11

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the second quarter 2015 when compared to first-quarter area shipments, according to SEMI.

WPG reports record July revenues

Stockwatch - Aug 12, 11:05

WPG, Asia's largest distributor of semiconductor components, has reported consolidated revenues of NT$42.87 billion (US$1.35 billion) for July 2015, up 1.9% on month and hitting a...

Yageo July revenues rise 2% on-month

Stockwatch - Aug 11, 21:49

Yageo, a supplier of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) and chip resistors, has announced consolidated sales for July 2015 increased 1.9% on month but decreased 2.6% on year to...

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    Asustek EeeBook E202 notebook

    Asustek showcased its EeeBook E202 notebook during Computex 2015. The device features a clamshell design and an 11.6-inch display. In addition to a 9-hour battery life, the notebook...

    Photo: Joseph Tsai, Jun 12.

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    Haier Chromebook

    Haier, a major electronic product brand in China, showcased its Chromebook at Computex 2015. The company is mainly pushing its Chromebook into North America's education market.

    Photo: Joseph Tsai, Jun 11.

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    Aidmics iSperm inspection device for pig sperm

    At Computex Aidmics Biotechnology showcased its iSperm, which inspects pig sperm. It is a tool for animal husbandry. Aidmics said it has sold over 100 iSperm devices since its launch,...

    Photo: Julian Ho, Digitimes, Jun 10.

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    Asustek C201PA Chromebook

    Asustek Computer showcased its C201PA Chromebook at Computex 2015. The product is equipped with Rockchip's quad-core RK3288C solution and a 11.6-inch display. The Chromebook has...

    Photo: Joseph Tsai, Jun 10.

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    Aidmics uHandy mobile microscope

    Several Taiwan-based start-up companies were at Computex 2015's Meet the Future exhibition zone and among them was Aidmics Biotechnology. The company showcased its inspection products...

    Photo: Julian Ho, Digitimes, Jun 10.

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2015 global notebook demand forecast
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    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.