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Digitimes Research: Android TV facing same difficulties as Google TV; Chromecast to boost user attachment

Jul 1, 12:14

During Google I/O 2014, the Internet giant introduced Android TV as the successor of Google TV and added new features into its Chromecast. Digitimes Research believes that Android...

Digitimes Research: Japan seeing increased exports to ASEAN

Jul 1, 11:58

Trading activities between Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are growing rapidly with the two sides' import and export values both exceeding US$100 billion...

Digitimes Research: China unveils new semiconductor industry development guidelines

Jun 30, 15:50

The China government has been offering tax incentives to promote the development of its semiconductor industry since the implementation of its 12th five-year economic development...

Digitimes Research: Wi-Fi chipmakers taking different paths for growth

Jun 30, 15:43

In the first half of 2014, Wi-Fi chipmakers can be divided into two groups: one focusing on developing Wi-Fi chip solutions with better specifications and higher speed, and the other...

Digitimes Research: Google to expand Chromebooks into consumer market

Jun 27, 15:19

Introduced in 2011, the Chromebook was initially developed mainly for the education sector and has achieved outstanding sales in the past two years. During Google I/O 2014, Google...

Digitimes Research: Market prospects and developments regarding smart rings still need to be observed

Jun 27, 15:02

A number of start-ups, which apparently have made a fortune from producing smartwatches and smart bracelets, have begun to develop other wearable devices, particularly smart rings...

Digitimes Research: Fierce price competition revives GG touch panel demand

Jun 26, 16:17

Generally, the touchscreen technology used in a tablet is related to the device's specifications: high-end models usually adopt cutting-edge technologies, first-tier brand vendors'...

Digitimes Research: South Korea eyes AP development; pushing for mid-range market initially

Jun 25, 15:34

South Korea paid about KRW350 billion (US$342.81 million) in royalties to ARM for AP licensing in 2012, up significantly from KRW180 billion in 2008 and the fee is expected to rise...

Digitimes Research: MediaTek open platform to attract more wearable device vendors

Jun 24, 19:06

MediaTek's open LinkIt platform developed for wearable devices may offer opportunities for hardware developers to come out with wearable devices with killer applications rather than...

Digitimes Research: LTE broadcast to become a new area for growth in the long term

Jun 24, 15:29

In mature telecom markets, most carriers have faced saturation in customer bases and slow revenues growths in the past five years. The top-4 carriers in the US, Verizon, AT&T,...

Digitimes Research: 7-inch tablet prices to continue dropping

Jun 23, 14:48

In the US tablet market, the lowest price point for a 7-inch brand tablet dropped to US$79 in June, according to Digitimes Research. With 7-inch tablet specifications gradually converging...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan PSS makers keep expanding capacities in 2014

Jun 23, 14:44

Taiwan-based PSS (patterned sapphire substrate) makers have been expanding production capacities, with total monthly capacity to increase from 2.19 million 2-inch-equivalent substrates...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone shipments to China unlikely to surpass 400 million units in 2014

Jun 23, 14:04

China smartphone vendors' shipments started weakening in mid-May with the upstream supply chain also seeing orders turning week despite the fact that several China-based smartphone...

Digitimes Research: Japan-based DSC vendor shipments to fall 22.7% in fiscal 2014

Jun 20, 11:48

Observing Japan's mobile consumer electronics market in the second quarter of 2014, Digitimes Research found several key factors such as mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILC)...

Digitimes Research: Spreadtrum finding smartphone AP business difficult

Jun 19, 16:44

China-based Spreadtrum's application processor (AP) shipments have been dropping since China Mobile began subsidizing dual-core smartphones, as opposed to single-core models, in June...

Digitimes Research: Amazon Fire smartphone to promote offline-to-online shopping business model

Jun 19, 16:02

Amazon announced its first own-brand smartphone, the Fire on June 18, 2014. Digitimes Research has commented that Amazon has not set the smartphone's price low to boost competition,...

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm far ahead of Marvell and MediaTek in China LTE market

Jun 19, 12:38

Qualcomm, a leading player in terms of LTE technologies, started supplying LTE solutions to markets worldwide including China in 2013. But because of regulations and issues over licensing...

Digitimes Research: Global SSD sales to grow 60% in 2014

Jun 18, 15:41

Global SSD sales are expected to grow 60% on year in 2014 after nearly doubling a year earlier, buoyed by continually declining NAND flash prices, slimming-down of notebooks, and...

Digitimes Research: Korea semiconductor companies to ramp up capital spending in 2H14

Jun 17, 16:26

Semiconductor capital spending by Samsung Electronics has topped the world's semiconductor companies for the fourth straight year since 2010. In 2014, Samsung's semiconductor capex...

Digitimes Research: Panel makers eyeing wearable device business opportunities

Jun 16, 21:33

Panel makers are eyeing wearable device business opportunities, as the market for other panel applications continues to mature and demand remains limited, according to Digitimes Re...

Digitimes Research: Southeast Asia looks to strong replacement demand for smartphones

Jun 16, 15:56

The ratio of 3G/4G subscribers to total mobile phone users in Southeast Asia remains relatively low despite the fact that most countries in the region have already set up their 3G...

Digitimes Research: South Korea sees increasing semiconductor exports to Vietnam

Jun 12, 15:28

As labor costs in China are gradually rising, IT players have started turning to establish production lines in Vietnam, increasing the country's demand for upstream semiconductors...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers take up 28.6% of MOCVD in operation globally in May

Jun 11, 15:54

There were 1,917 MOCVD sets in operation globally in May 2014 and Taiwan-based LED makers accounted for 28.6% of the number, followed by Japan-based makers with 23.8%, China-based...

Digitimes Research: G1F likely to disappear from market soon because of fierce challenges

Jun 11, 15:26

A G1F touchscreen is composed of a glass-type touch sensor and a thin-firm-type touch sensor with one controlling the touch panel's X axis and the other the Y axis. G1F-based touch...

Digitimes Research: Apple, Samsung remain top-2 smartphone vendors in 1Q14; Xiaomi, Coolpad enter top-5

Jun 10, 16:16

In the first quarter of 2014, Samsung Electronics and Apple together continued to account for almost half of the global smartphone market with LG Electronics staying in third position,...

Digitimes Research: GG touch panels yet to be eliminated from market thanks to iPhone 4/4s and iPad 4

Jun 10, 11:34

The traditional glass-glass (GG) touchscreen technology was once thought to be heading towards elimination from the IT industry as Apple, a major supporter of the technology, turned...

Digitimes Research: High resolution displays, Ultra HD OLED panels featured at SID 2014

Jun 9, 21:54

At SID 2014, panel makers showed noticeable shifts to higher resolution technology for large-size products including Ultra HD OLED TV panels, compared to Full HD OLED panels that...

Digitimes Research: LED bulb prices in China up sequentially in May

Jun 6, 14:05

May average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent) in the China market rose 4.2% on month to CNY37.4 (US$5.90), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W...

Digitimes Research: HP, Acer see on-month shipment growth top 60% in May

Jun 4, 21:23

Global top-five brand vendors together and top-three ODMs combined both enjoyed over 25% on-month rebounds in May shipments with Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer both seeing over 60%...

Digitimes Research: Ultra HD TV shipments to reach 68.2 million by 2017

Jun 3, 19:08

Ultra HD TV shipments are expected to reach roughly 12.8 million in 2014 and will reach 68.2 million by 2017, according to Digitimes Research.

The challenges: Digitimes Research director Joanne Chien on the changing Taiwan role in the global supply chain

Jun 3, 13:31

Historically, Computex has played a key role in the global IT ecosystem, complementing other tradeshows that appear in different markets at different times of the year and highlighting...

Joanne Chien, Digitimes Research director

Digitimes Research: Global MOCVD shipments to grow 25.7-54.1% in 2014

May 30, 14:07

With the LED chipmakers expanding production capacities to meet growing demand for lighting applications, 186-228 MOCVD sets will be shipped globally in 2014, rising 25.7-54.1% on...

Digitimes Research: Google is serious about Project Ara

May 30, 10:14

In April 2014, Google released modular design kits, held its first developer conference, as well as made commitments to release more specifications and a software roadmap for its...

Digitimes Research: Ultra HD TV panel shipments expected to reach 17.83 million units in 2014

May 29, 20:46

Ultra HD TV panel shipments are expected to reach 17.83 million units in 2014, up 475% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: USB 3.1 still cannot replace HDMI and Thunderbolt for Ultra HD transmissions

May 29, 16:01

The USB 3.1 standard has significantly raised the transmission speed to 10Gbps, up from the 5Gbps for USB 3.0, but the technology will still struggle to replace HDMI and Thunderbolt...

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Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015
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