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Digitimes Research: China smartphone vendors rely on international brands for overseas expansion

Mar 10, 14:59

China-based smartphone players' shipments to markets outside of China currently account for 20% of their total volume. As demand from the local market - which has been their main...

Digitimes Research: Notebook players see on-month shipment drop in February

Mar 6, 16:15

The global top-five notebook brand vendors and top-three makers both suffered 0-3% of on-month shipment declines in February, a range similar to that a year ago. The decline in February...

Digitimes Research: MWC 2014 shows new tablet trends

Mar 6, 15:22

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 demonstrated some new trends of the tablet industry: tablets with phone functions are starting to catch attention from brand vendors; some major...

Digitimes Research: February LED bulb prices in China market down over 18%

Mar 6, 11:35

February average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market slipped 18.8% sequentially to CNY38.1 (US$6.2), and 9W ones (equivalent...

Digitimes Research: Cortex-A17 to take over ARM high-end/mid-range 32-bit business

Mar 4, 14:49

Digitimes Research considers ARM's new Cortex-A17 and existing Cortex-A12 processors to be basically the same based on their architectures, except for the Cortex-A17's support for...

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

Feb 26, 15:08

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...

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...

Digitimes Research: Pay TV subscriber demand sees changes in 3Q13

Feb 21, 12:21

Pay TV subscriptions in the US reached 84.5 million in the third quarter of 2013, with cable TV users making up 47.2%, while 40.3% were direct broadcast satellite users ,and 12.5%...

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: AUO to be forerunner in notebook panel shipments in 2014

Feb 19, 14:29

As Samsung Display continues to shift its focus away from notebook panel production to AMOLED production, Taiwan panel makers such as AU Optronics (AUO) are expected to see increased...

Digitimes Research: January 40W-equivalent LED bulb prices in Japan market down on month

Feb 19, 11:43

Average retail prices for LED light bulbs equivalent to 40W and 60W incandescent ones in the Japan market stood at JPY1,633 (US$16) and JPY2,473 respectively in January 2014, slipping...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ODMs to see decreased 1Q14 digital camera shipments

Feb 18, 10:54

Taiwan-based ODMs Ability Enterprise, Altek, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Asia Optical will ship a total of 2.762 million digital cameras in the first quarter...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top foundries combined revenues to drop 6% in 1Q14

Feb 17, 16:21

Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will see their combined revenues drop 6.2% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014, due to seasonal factors and continued inventory adjustments at...

Digitimes Research: China sets LED production value of CNY1 trillion for 2020

Feb 14, 16:07

The China government has set a 2020 target production value of CNY1 trillion (US$164 billion) for all types of LED products, with 70% of the value to come from LED lighting, according...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD TV shipments to decline 16% in 1Q14

Feb 14, 15:03

Taiwan-based makers are expected to ship 7.96 million LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2014, down 16.3% sequentially, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan touch panel makers expect shipment slowdown in 1Q14

Feb 14, 15:01

Taiwan touch panel makers' shipments of handset touch panels dropped 3% in the third quarter of 2013. While shipments did stabilize in the fourth quarter, the makers expect another...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD TV shipments reach 9.51 million units in 4Q13

Feb 10, 14:32

Taiwan-based LCD TV makers' shipments reached 9.51 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Digitimes Research.

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...

Smartphone solution prices to drop in 2Q14

Feb 5, 22:00

Prices of 3G and 4G smartphone solutions are likely to drop significantly in the second quarter of 2014 as chipset vendors are expected to adopt more aggressive pricing strategies...

Digitimes Research: Global bit demand for standard DRAM to grow 9.7% in 2014

Feb 5, 12:14

Global demand for PC-use standard DRAM in 2014 is estimated at 1.795 billion GB, increasing 9.7% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

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,...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ODMs see decreased digital camera shipments in 4Q13

Jan 27, 10:15

Taiwan-based ODMs Ability Enterprise, Altek, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Asia Optical shipped a total of 3.4 million digital cameras in the fourth quarter...

Digitimes Research: China tablet-use application processor shipments continue growing in 4Q13

Jan 21, 14:18

Shipments of tablet-use application processors in China grew 8.3% on quarter and 19.5% on year in the fourth quarter of 2013, driven by the launch of new chips for tablet vendors...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers see small- to medium-size panel shipments increase 0.2% on year in 4Q13

Jan 20, 14:40

Taiwan panel makers' shipments of small- to medium-size panels reached 369 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, down 2.6% on quarter and up 0.2% on year, according to Digitimes...

Digitimes Research: Asustek ZenFone smartphones have lower price-performance ratios than comparable models from China

Jan 17, 14:34

Asustek Computer unveiled three ZenFone-series smartphones at CES 2014 and will initially launch the models in the Taiwan, China and Southeast Asia markets in March with prices comparable...

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: Worldwide notebook shipments to grow 4.1% sequentially in 4Q13

Jan 15, 21:33

Because of Intel's low-price processor solutions and increased demand from both the consumer and enterprise markets, Global notebook shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013 rose 4.1%...

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: Shinodo Plasma ends production of PTA technology

Jan 10, 12:09

Shinodo Plasma has ended production of Plasma Tube Array (PTA) display technology as of December 2013 due to capital-related issues. The technology allows screens to have curved features...

Digitimes Research: Dual-OS 2-in-1s and Chromebooks a new hope for notebook vendors

Jan 9, 15:28

Facing the fact that the notebook industry is no longer enjoying strong growth, brand vendors have been trying to transform, or are searching for new business opportunities. Observing...

Digitimes Research: December retail prices for 40W-equivalent LED bulbs fall in main markets

Jan 8, 15:00

December average retail prices for LED light bulbs equivalent to 40W incandescent bulbs in the US, Europe, Japan and South Korea all decreased on month, according to Digitimes Rese...

Digitimes Research: Japan to keep largest share of global LED lighting in 2014

Jan 7, 15:51

Among main lighting markets around the world , Japan will remain as the largest LED lighting market with a global share of 25.6% in 2014, down 3.4pp on year, according to Digitimes...

Digitimes Research: Digital home industry sees major developments occur in December 2013

Jan 6, 21:13

The digital home industry saw various trends continue to develop in December 2013, including Japan vendors increased focus in the southeast Asia market; the release of AllCast on...

Digitimes Research: Shipment share of 8-inch tablets increases in December

Jan 6, 15:00

With brand vendors aggressively investing in the second half of 2013, 8-inch tablets accounted for 15.2% of global tablet shipments in December, while Android-based tablets acquired...

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