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Digitimes Research: Microsoft new Windows 8.1 licensing subsidies to boost notebook ASPs, but may see limited demand

Apr 10, 11:35

Microsoft launched its latest Windows licensing fee subsidy program for Windows 8.1 in March which expanded the coverage of notebook models, adjusted subsidies, canceled the previous...

Digitimes Research: Global top-10 EMS providers see revenues grow 2.5% in 2014

Apr 9, 20:22

The global 10 largest EMS providers generated total revenues of US$319.2 billion in 2014, increasing 2.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: March 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices down in China

Apr 7, 13:57

March average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market decreased 21.4% on month to CNY29.10 (US$4.70), while 9W models (equivalent...

Digitimes Research: Lenovo to ship less than 10 million smartphones in 1Q15

Apr 2, 14:02

Lenovo is expected to ship less than 10 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2015 due to high inventories left over from the previous quarter as well as its marketing strategy...

Digitimes Research: China panel makers advancing production of high-end applications

Mar 31, 15:51

China panel makers are continuing to move toward production of TFT Oxide displays for use in large-size applications in addition to AMOLED, with Tianma Microelectronics starting to...

Digitimes Research: Tianma expects new high-end display fabs to enter production in 2H15

Mar 27, 11:32

Based on recent product displays and talks with representatives at Tianma Optoelectronics at the FPD China 2015 exhibition, the company is actively pursuing OLED and LTPS TFT LCD...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft to push 2 inexpensive notebooks in mid-2015 to counter Chromebook penetration

Mar 27, 10:54

Although the launches of inexpensive Chromebooks using Rockchip's solutions were postponed recently, Google is not giving up plans to release such products in 2015, forcing Microsoft,...

Digitimes Research: Holitech to become 2nd-largest touch panel maker in China after acquisitions

Mar 26, 14:56

China-based touch panel maker Holitech Technology reportedly will raise funds to acquire Each Opto Electronics Industrial, BYD's electronics component department, and Pingbo Electronics,...

Digitimes Research: Japan semiconductor product value edges up 8.7% in 2014 amid strategic changes

Mar 25, 15:47

The production value of Japan's semiconductor industry reached JPY3.25 trillion (US$27.5 billion) in 2014, increasing 8.7% from a year earlier. Companies have received a boost from...

Digitimes Research: More automakers looking to use adaptive LED headlights in upcoming cars

Mar 25, 15:35

Following the release of vehicles from Mazda that feature adaptive LED headlight (ALH) technology, more vehicle vendors are looking to incorporate the technology into upcoming automobiles...

Digitimes Research: Samsung to rank as top smartphone vendor in 2015

Mar 25, 12:28

Samsung Electronics will lead the world's top-10 smartphone vendor rankings in 2015, followed by Apple, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Huawei, Xiaomi Technology, Microsoft, TCL Communication...

Digitimes Research: Sharp to see Oxide TFT LCD display segment challenges through 2015-2016

Mar 23, 14:32

Panel makers are looking to further invest in Oxide TFT LCD technology throughout 2015, with major plans to expand production capacity expected to unfold in the second half of the...

Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments in 2015 to reach 1.401 billion units

Mar 19, 22:42

There will be 1.401 billion smartphones shipped globally in 2015, increasing on year by 16.4%, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Samsung to adopt MediaTek APs for smartphones

Mar 18, 22:12

Samsung Electronics had talks with MediaTek over cooperation in the second half of 2014 and MediaTek is expected to become an application processor (AP) supplier of Samsung's smartphones...

Digitimes Research: More China-based smartphone vendors gearing up efforts to promote overseas sales

Mar 17, 14:45

More China-based smartphone vendors, including second-tier Gionee, Zopo and Haier, appear to have geared up efforts to promote sales of their smartphones in overseas markets, according...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top foundries combined revenues to rise 38.6% in 1Q15

Mar 16, 22:17

Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will see their combined revenues increase 38.6% from a year earlier in the first quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: South Korea 2013 robot production valued at KRW2.42 trillion

Mar 16, 21:57

South Korea recorded production value of KWR2.42 trillion (US$2.3 billion) for robots mainly used in the industrial segment during 2013, growing on year by 6.5%, while KWR737.6 billion...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ready to develop smartphone payment system in 2015

Mar 13, 16:01

With 4G service subscribers accounting for 13% of Taiwan's overall telecom service users and the number of smartphone users in the country surpassing 13.5 million in 2014, Taiwan's...

Digitimes Research: Development of Wi-Fi Only Phone service gaining momentum

Mar 12, 14:49

The launch of Google's Nova project and Cablevision's Freewheel services will help push the deployment of Cable Wi-Fi as well as the implementation of Wi-Fi Only Phone and Wi-Fi First...

Digitimes Research: LG, Sony Mobile, Acer highlight entry-level, mid-range smartphones at MWC

Mar 11, 22:07

In light of slowing sales of high-end smartphones, vendors including LG Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications and Acer all highlighted their new entry-level and mid-range models...

Digitimes Research: Notebook shipments by major brands, ODMs decline in February

Mar 11, 10:47

Notebook shipments (excluding detachable models) by the world's top-five brands and top-three ODMs declined 13% and 18%, respectively, in February, affected by reduced work days in...

Digitimes Research: LTPS TFT LCD production capacity to have CAGR of 20% from 2014-2017

Mar 9, 21:39

LTPS TFT LCD production capacity will have a CAGR of 19.8% from 2014-2017 compared with a 30.3% CAGR from 2011-2014, with China makers ranking number two globally as of 2017 in terms...

Digitimes Research: WiGig chips to support smartphones in 2H15

Mar 9, 11:09

WiGig (Wireless Gigabit Alliance) chips are expected to appear in high-end smartphones in the second half of 2015 with Qualcomm, Broadcom, Panasonic, Intel and Nitero as...

Digitimes Research: February 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices sequentially up in China market

Mar 6, 16:05

February 2015 average retail prices for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market increased 10.8% on month to CNY37 (US$5.9), while 9W models (equivalent...

Global Unichip utilizes Cadence analog IP to implement WiGig-enabled SoC on 28nm process

Mar 5, 22:17

Cadence Design Systems has announced that Global Unichip achieved first-silicon success integrating tri-band analog front-end (AFE) intellectual property (IP) with WiGig (IEEE 802.11ad),...

Digitimes Research: 24- and 27-inch monitor retail pricing increases in February

Mar 4, 22:02

Global average retail prices for 24- and 27-inch LCD monitors in February 2015 rose on month by 6% to US$265 and 14% to US$465, respectively, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: South Korea sees worldwide memory market share reaching 57.1% in 4Q14

Mar 4, 15:38

South Korea's production value for memory products, mainly DRAM and NAND flash chips, has been increasing for three consecutive quarters and reached KRW13.17 trillion (US$11.97 billion)...

Digitimes Research: Global server shipments in 2014 up 7.1% on year

Mar 4, 15:01

There were 10.420 million servers (counted based on motherboards) shipped globally in 2014, increasing on year by 7.1%, and due to fast growing demand from Internet data centers,...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC design industry output value to grow 13% in 2015

Mar 3, 20:28

The production value of Taiwan's IC design industry will rise 13.1% in 2015, thanks mainly to continued-strong demand coming from the smartphone sector, according to Digitimes Rese...

Digitimes Research: Tablet AP shipments to China drop 7.7% on year

Mar 2, 15:32

Tablet application processor (AP) shipments to China are estimated to decline 24.2% sequentially to reach 26.3 million units in the first quarter of 2015. Compared to the same period...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan shipments of touch panels used in handsets and tablets to drop in 1Q15

Mar 2, 14:20

Taiwan makers' shipments of touch panels used in handsets and tablets are expected to drop 10.8% and 22.3%, respectively, in the first quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Resea...

Digitimes Research: Smart home segment proposes growth but lacks direction

Feb 26, 15:41

Within the Internet of Things (IoT) market the smart home segment is one of the most talked about areas. However, there currently lacks a mainstream standard, and vendors, content...

Digitimes Research: Global LED lighting demand in 2015 valued at nearly US$30 billion

Feb 25, 15:14

The global LED lighting market value in 2015 is estimated at US$29.908 billion, increasing on year by 24.8% and accounting for 27.2% of the 2015 global market value for all lighting...

Digitimes Research: Government-led investment funds to drive China IC design growth

Feb 25, 12:15

China's government policies for supporting the local IC design industry have put less emphasis on intervention measures such as offering tax breaks, providing direct financial support,...

Digitimes Research: Korea TV vendors outsourcing orders in order to secure panels

Feb 16, 21:45

In an effort to secure TV panels in 2015 as supply will be limited, Korea-based TV vendors Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are each planning to outsource TV production orders...

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  • Global TV panel shipments to reach record of 265 million in 2015, says IHS

    Before Going to Press | 2h 29min ago

  • Flat panel display equipment spending forecast to reach US$9 billion in 2015, says IHS

    Before Going to Press | 2h 29min ago

  • China market: Foxconn launches rental electric car service in major cities

    Before Going to Press | 3h 34min ago

  • Kortide to launch Elastos OS-based home-use gateways in China and Taiwan

    Before Going to Press | 3h 49min ago

  • IC demand for PCs remains slow

    Before Going to Press | 3h 50min ago

  • Advantech developing IoT base in northern Taiwan

    Before Going to Press | 3h 50min ago

  • Lextar Electronics expects capacity utilization to rise to 80-90% in 3Q15

    Before Going to Press | 3h 51min ago

  • Taiwan motherboard makers less active in Computex 2015 due to delayed Skaylake

    Before Going to Press | 3h 53min ago

  • Cree representative enters Lextar board of directors

    Before Going to Press | 3h 54min ago

  • China LCD TV vendors plan to procure 27-28 million Taiwan-produced panels in 2015, says CVIA executive

    Before Going to Press | 3h 56min ago

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