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Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to ship 21.95 million handsets in 3Q14

Jul 28, 10:17

Taiwan-based ODMs and own-brand makers will ship 21.95 million handsets in the third quarter of 2014, increasing by 4.2% on quarter and by 32.1% on year, and 18.65 million or 85%...

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: 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: GTAT may supply only 9.0-16.6% of iPhone sapphire screen covers in 2014

Mar 14, 16:27

US-based GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) is setting up a factory in Arizona for exclusive supply of sapphire to Apple, with the factory to be able to meet only 9.0-16.6% of demand...

Is a US$25 smartphone possible?

Feb 25, 15:31

Mobile World Congress (MWC) kicked off with a bang, with Mozilla announcing a US$25 smartphone built around a turnkey solution that features silicon from China-based Spreadtrum and...

Explaining the Chaiwan model for the mobile device supply chain: Q&A with Digitimes Research director Joanne Chien

Feb 21, 12:08

While Digitimes is known as a media outlet, the company also includes a business unit that solely focuses on market research. Run independently from the Digitimes news organization,...

Joanne Chien, senior analyst & director, Digitimes Research

Digitimes Research: China touch panel makers see strong shipments in 4Q13; expect further growth in 1Q14

Feb 14, 16:02

China touch panel makers' shipments of notebook touch panels grew 110.7% in the fourth quarter of 2013 and are expected to grow another 13.4% in the first quarter of 2014, according...

Taiwan suppliers concerned about competition from China in 2014

Feb 10, 21:39

With Acer rumored to be planning to outsource its tablet OEM orders to China-based makers, Asustek Computer has reportedly also been seeking partnerships with China component makers...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments to decline slightly in 1Q14

Feb 7, 14:12

China-based handset companies are expected to see their shipments of smartphones decline lightly in the first quarter of 2014, after combined shipments posted a 13% sequential growth...

Digitimes Research: China handset vendors to rely on local AMOLED panel production from 2016

Jan 29, 16:14

On December 17, 2013, China-based touch panel maker Truly Optoelectronics announced that it had entered a joint venture with the Huizhou City Government to invest in a 4.5G AMOLED...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments to decline 15.4% sequentially in 1Q14

Jan 28, 22:33

Combined handset shipments of Taiwan-based brand vendors and ODMs are expected to slide 15.4% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014, Digitimes Research has estimated.

Digitimes Research: Samsung and LG continue to invest in in-house smartphone component production

Jan 28, 14:40

Approximately 70% of the major components used in Samsung Electronics smartphones come from in-house production while about 50% of LG Electronics smartphones come from in-house production,...

MediaTek smartphone solution shipments to grow robustly in 2014

Jan 24, 11:35

Shipments of MediaTek's smartphone solutions are expected to grow at a robust pace in 2014, buoyed by efforts by China-based smartphone vendors to expand overseas sales, and growing...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone-use application processor shipments edge up 2.4% in 4Q13

Jan 15, 22:07

Shipments of application processors for smartphone applications to China grew 2.4% sequentially and 20.8% on year in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to data compiled by Digitimes...

Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments to top 1.24 billion units in 2014

Jan 14, 14:02

Global smartphone shipments are expected to top 1.24 billion units in 2014, with Samsung Electronics, Apple, LG Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications, Lenovo, Huawei, Microsoft,...

Digitimes Research: In-cell touch panel technology expected to see production breakthrough in 2014

Jan 13, 15:31

Sharp, Japan Display and LG Display are all expected to make breakthroughs in producing TFT LCD panels with in-cell touch technology in 2014. Previously, due to production constraints...

Digitimes Research: Korea tablet market being impacted by phablet products

Jan 3, 15:04

South Korea's tablet shipments have been dropping after reaching a peak in 2011 due to the rapid appearance of large-size smartphones and phablets, which are gradually replacing consumer...

Digitimes Research: China touch panel makers continue to merge

Dec 30, 21:30

China touch panel makers are continuing to merge with one another in order to bump up their competition in the market, which has now brought down the number of touch panel makers...

Digitimes Research: GPUs becoming critical for mobile devices supporting HD

Dec 25, 15:14

High-definition displays have seen growing adoption by mobile devices and created enormous pressure on the design of application processors since the transmission and processing of...

Digitimes Research: MediaTek to become AP market leader in 2014

Dec 13, 11:04

MediaTek is expected to grow its share in the global application processor (AP) market to 26.2% in 2014, slightly outpacing Qualcomm's 25.6%, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: iPhone shipments up over 25% on year in 3Q13

Nov 28, 13:55

Apple shipped a total of 33.8 million iPhones, including the 5s, 5c and older models, in the third quarter of 2013, increasing 25.7% from a year earlier, according to data compiled...

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Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments to reach 1.24 billion in 2014

Nov 25, 21:15

Global smartphone shipments are expected to reach about 1.24 billion in 2014, up 30% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Global application processor market to grow more slowly in 2014

Nov 18, 16:06

Global shipments of application processors for smart devices are expected to grow 43% on year to 1.32 billion units in 2013, powered by robust sales of Apple and Samsung Electronics...

CCL maker EMC expects 3Q13 sales to rise 10%

Sep 26, 20:41

Copper-clad laminate (CCL) maker Elite Material (EMC) expects its third-quarter revenues to increase 10% sequentially, buoyed by the roll-outs of new smartphones by US- and Korea-based...

Digitimes Research: Apple iPhone shipments down by 6.2 million units in 2Q13

Sep 4, 15:36

Apple's iPhone shipments declined by 6.2 million units in the second quarter of 2013 as compared to those shipped in the previous quarter as consumers are waiting for the release...

Digitimes Research: Application processor market evolving with profound changes

Aug 19, 21:47

The ecosystem of application processors has evolved with profound changes since the beginning of 2013, with entry-level to mid-range products becoming mainstream and vendor ranking...

Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments to reach 950 million in 2013

Aug 19, 16:01

Global smartphone shipments reached 420 million units in the first half of 2013 and are expected to top nearly 950 million units for the full year, Digitimes Research has estimated...

Digitimes Research: China tablet and notebook touch panel shipments to register pronounced growth in 3Q13

Aug 19, 10:19

While shipments of touch panels for handset applications will continue to dominate the touch panel industry in China in the second half of 2013, the ratio of tablet touch panels will...

Digitimes Research: Newly released high-end smartphones lack new functionality

Jul 9, 15:23

While a number of branded smartphone vendors have released their new high-end models recently, including the HTC Butterfly S from HTC, the Xperia Z Ultra from Sony Mobile Communications...

Digitimes Research: Google tying up with branded vendors to strengthen its online retail channel

Jun 11, 15:46

The launch of HTC's New HTC One Google Edition and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S4 Google Edition by Google on June 26 through Google Play highlights Google's attempt to further strengthen...

Digitimes Research: AMOLED handset panel shipments to reach 363 million units in 2015

Jun 11, 10:24

Currently, smaphone is the most important application for AMOLED panels and has been fueling shipment growth. Digitimes predicts AMOLED handset panel shipments to grow to 363 million...

Digitimes Research: Spreadtrum may see TD-SCDMA market share fall below 40% in 2013

Jun 3, 20:17

China-based handset solution vendor Spreadtrum Communications obtained close to a 50% share in the TD-SCDMA market in 2012.

Digitimes Research: Samsung may experience in-house chipset supply shortage in 2013

Jun 3, 19:11

South Korea-based Samsung Electronics is not just an industry leader in the global smartphone market, it is also aggressive in promoting in-house processors to other brands. In addition...

Digitimes Research: More software developers join Android camp

Mar 20, 16:03

More and more software developers and free software projects are willing to join development for the Android platform in view of the dynamic shipment growth demonstrated by Android-based...

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