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Commentary: The arrival of post-Morris Chang era

Oct 3, 16:12

TSMC chairman Morris Chang's retirement announcement comes at a perfect timing as the foundry house is to celebrate its 30-year anniversary on October 23, 2017. While Chang is to...

Commentary: Will micro LED feature on Apple devices?

Oct 2, 15:49

Apple has unveiled Apple Watch Series 3 characterized by a built-in eSIM (embedded SIM) chip which independently connects the device with LTE networks for voice communications and...

Commentary: Triple-win decision for TSMC to build 3nm wafer fab in Taiwan

Oct 2, 14:48

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has recently decided to set up the world's first 3nm wafer fab in the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) after gaining government...

Digitimes Research: FPGAs getting a foothold in deep learning inference chip market

Sep 27, 14:22

While Nvidia is currently a leading player in the deep learning inference chip market, powered by its GPGPU (general-purpose computing on graphics processing unit) processors, other...

Digitimes Research: Apple outraces Google for on-device AI development

Sep 26, 11:19

Google has been regarded as the leading force for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology thanks to its AlphaGo AI computer program. While Google still holds the...

Commentary: HTC faces new challenges after Google deal

Sep 22, 15:04

HTC, which built the world's first Android-based smartphone, the HTC Dream, in 2008, is facing new challenges after it signed a US$1.1 billion deal to hand over its ODM team or half...

Digitimes Research: JDI ramping automotive panels aiming for turnaround

Sep 14, 16:21

Despite the fact that Japan Display (JDI) has been operating in the red for a long time, the Japan government is unlikely to let JDI go simply because Japan's automotive electronics...

Digitimes Research: August 7W LED bulb prices in China drop 6%

Sep 11, 11:39

August 2017 average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (40W incandescent equivalents) in the China market decreased 6.0% from June 2017 to CNY25.1 (US$3.8), while 9W models (60W...

Digitimes Research: 79GHz to replace 24GHz for automotive millimeter-wave radar sensors

Sep 8, 14:23

Allocated for use in short-range high-resolution automotive radar at the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference organized by the International Telecommunication Union, 79GHz (77.5-78.0GHz)...

Digitimes Research: Mobile e-payment services in Japan promising

Sep 5, 15:54

Apple Pay and Android Pay - launched in Japan market in October and December 2016 respectively - are expected to hike consumers' willingness to use mobile e-payment services, as the...

Digitimes Research: Breakthroughs needed before AR glasses can replace smartphones

Sep 5, 15:38

There is gradual awareness in the market that augmented reality (AR) glasses do have the potential to replace smartphones, as Microsoft's HoloLens AR glasses inventor Alex Kipman...

Commentary: Cabinet reshuffle casts uncertainty over Taiwan AI, IoT development

Sep 5, 14:00

Premier Lin Chuan, who once served as chairman of Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), and his Cabinet members will resign en masse on September 7, casting uncertainty over...

Taiwan Premier Lin Chuan

Digitimes Research: Demand for large-size public display products set to grow

Sep 5, 10:49

Global demand for large-size public display and digital signage products is set to grow steadily in years to come, fueled by the rise of new human-machine interaction and retail models,...

public display

Digitimes Research: FTTH fixed-line broadband service enjoys highest growth in Korea

Sep 4, 15:48

For the four types of high-speed fixed-line services - FTTH, FTTB+LAN, HFC (hybrid fiber coaxial) and xDSL - currently available in Korea, the number of FTTH service subscribers increased...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top-3 foundries combined revenues to rise 13% in 3Q17

Sep 4, 14:14

Combined revenues of Taiwan's top-3 foundries - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) - are...

Commentary: Will Taiwan satellite industry ever take off?

Aug 31, 15:14

Taiwan's first indigenously produced Earth observation satellite Formosat-5 was successfully launched August 25 from California, the US, into a low Earth orbit, about 720 kilometers...

Commentary: Innovation is key to survival for Taiwan IC designers

Aug 29, 15:38

Due to lackluster business performances recorded by most Taiwan IC design houses in the first half of 2017, the overall production value of Taiwan's IC design industry will see only...

Digitimes Research: Top-5 notebook brand and top-3 ODMs see shipments slide on month in July

Aug 21, 14:58

With inventory preparation for back-to-school demand reaching an end in June, first-tier notebook vendors' shipments slowed down in July with the top-5 brands' combined shipments...

First-tier notebook vendors' shipments slowed down in July

Commentary: Is Huawei carrier business losing growth momentum?

Aug 17, 22:08

Huawei has reported revenues of CNY283.1 billion (US$42.439 billion) for the first half of 2017. The figures were not so bad as they represented an increase of 15% from a year earlier...

Commentary: Taiwan faces challenges in energy transition

Aug 17, 11:49

Taiwan has set a policy to create a "nuclear-free homeland," aiming to phase out nuclear power generation by 2025, increase renewable energy and decrease coal-fueled power. However,...

Commentary: Can Samsung Foundry unseat TSMC?

Aug 3, 21:20

Samsung Foundry has unveiled an aggressive sub-10nm roadmap that scales down to 4nm, and claimed it is looking to unseat United Microelectronics (UMC) as the world's second-largest...

TSMC is the leader in the pure-play foundry sector

Commentary: The US$30 billion question for Foxconn

Aug 3, 16:06

US president Donald Trump revealed at a meeting with a group of small-business leaders August 1 that Foxconn chairman Terry Gou told him privately that his company could invest as...

Micron executive skeptical about UFS

Aug 3, 11:16

While UFS has held much hype as being the successor to eMMC providing greater performance, it has yet to be seen if the mobile market as a collective whole has embraced this technology,...

Micron eMMC NAND flash

Commentary: Foxconn US investment a milestone and a challenge

Jul 31, 10:24

The Foxconn Group has kicked off its US$10 billion "Flying Eagle" project in the US and will begin by building an advanced LCD panel manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. The project,...

Commentary: Implications of Samsung 5G networks

Jul 21, 15:24

Samsung Electronics has accelerated the deployments of its 5G networks and will be ready to commence trial operations of the networks during Winter Olympic 2018, and to demonstrate...

Enterprise board choices with new AMD and Intel CPU platforms: Whom to support?

Jul 21, 11:11

Within one month, both Intel and AMD announced massive, long overdue refreshes of their server processor families, with EPYC and Scalable Xeon (yes, the credit card-style precious...

Frankfurt ISC 2017 post-show European high end computing adventure: a place in Taiwan for it?

Jul 10, 14:19

Half a month in late-June European heatwave may make Computex-time Taipei feel actually comfortable; however there was a good reason this time to endure the heat – the ISC 2017...

Commentary: Power-saving is key concept in smartphone design

Jul 7, 10:00

While new smartphone models for 2017 boast quite a few fresh features such as full screens, OLED panels, biometric systems, quick charge and wireless charge applications, these features...

New smartphone features are designed to save power consumption.

Commentary: Merits of Cisco acquisition policy

Jul 4, 14:45

There have been diverse opinions about Cisco Systems' continued acquisition policy for over the past 25 years, with one of the opinion groups even arguing that the operating benefits...

Commentary: Will Terry Gou consider acquiring Vizio?

Apr 25, 14:36

China-based LeEco claims it has been forced to abandon its planned US$2 billion acquisition of Vizio, the second largest US-based TV vendor, because of regulatory issues. Vizion will...

Commentary: Motherboard players act passively about outcome of the market

Apr 24, 20:30

With PC demand remaining weak and the PC DIY channel continuing to experience decreased sales in the first quarter of this year, motherboard and graphics card players pointed out...

Taiwan market: Paypal enhances service by disabling domestic payment processing

Apr 21, 12:35

Digital payments platform Paypal has been forced to stop processing domestic payments between accounts registered in Taiwan in order to comply with local laws and regulations. But...

Corning talks up 3D cell cultures in Taiwan

Apr 18, 16:16

As part of Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen's five-plus-two innovative industries initiative, Taiwan is looking to transform into a center of biotechnology and medical R&D in Asia...

Richard M. Eglen, Ph.D.<br>Vice President and General Manager Life Sciences<br>Corning

Commentary: TPK, O-film tie-up to bring uncertainty to touch panel industry

Mar 29, 15:18

The announcement of the formation of a strategic alliance between Taiwan-based TPK Holding and its longtime China-based rival Shenzhen O-film Tech comes as a surprise to the touch...

Commentary: The rise of 10.5/11G lines and new forces in global flat panel industry

Mar 7, 15:51

The groundbreaking ceremony held for a 10.5G IGZO TFT-LCD panel plant to be built by Japan-based Sakai Display Products (SDP) in Guangzhou, China heralds a drastic change of the landscape...

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.