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VR/AR new hope for 2017?
  • With gaming products becoming popular and VR/AR applications having become the latest topics in the IT market, will VR/AR help save the IT industry in 2017?

    Last update: Monday 11 September 2017 [223 news items]

Global AR/VR headset shipments maintain solid growth in 2Q17, says IDC

Sep 11, 12:35

Global shipments of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset shipments, excluding Google Cardboard and other Cardboard-like devices, grew 25.5% on year to 2.1 million...

IoT applications steal spotlight at 2017 Cross-Strait Startup Contest

Sep 7, 10:55

IoT (Internet of Things) applications took center stage at the 2017 Cross-Strait Startup Competition that just wound up its three-month run in late August at Shanghai Jinshan Cross-Strait...

Winners pose at the awarding ceremony for Cross-Strait Startup Contest

Competition in AI chip market heating up on full presence of global tech giants

Sep 6, 15:02

Competition in the artificial intelligence (AI) chip market is heating up as nearly all major players in the IT industry have joined the race to develop AI chips and applications...

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...

Acer seeking niche consumer groups in gaming market

Sep 5, 14:22

Acer's president of IT products business Jerry Kao, commenting on the gaming product business, has pointed out that the competition in the market is extremely fierce and it will be...

Acer gaming device

Acer pushing multi-brand business model, says chairman

Sep 1, 10:29

Acer has been pushing for business transformation and is looking to expand into emerging markets including those for gaming PC, virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI),...

Jason Chen, Acer chairman

Acer to supply VR equipment for Dubai theme park

Sep 1, 10:20

Acer has recently formed a partnership with a virtual reality (VR) theme park in Dubai, the UAE with the construction to be completed by the end of 2017 or in early 2018, according...

Advantest obtains ramp-up of orders for memory production

Aug 31, 15:01

Semiconductor testing equipment supplier Advantest has landed a ramp-up of orders from Korea- and Taiwan-based memory chipmakers, according to CH Wu, chairman of Advantest Taiwan.

Taiwan market: JPW to open 8 VR arcades in September

Aug 31, 13:55

JPW International Technology, a VR motion and arcade solution provider, will open a total of eight JoyLand VR arcades in five cities around Taiwan in September, according to company...

JPW promoting VR experiences through VR arcades

Qualcomm, Himax jointly develop 3D depth sensing solution

Aug 30, 19:04

Qualcomm and Himax Technologies have jointly announced a collaboration to accelerate the development and commercialization of a high-resolution, low-power active 3D depth sensing...

Intel unveils neural compute engine in Movidius Myriad X VPU for AI

Aug 29, 15:30

Intel has introduced its new Movidius Myriad X vision processing unit (VPU), advancing Intel's end-to-end portfolio of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to deliver more autonomous...

Intel Movidius Myriad X VPU

Digitimes Research: Google aims to achieve virtual experiences through daily life applications

Aug 28, 15:47

Google's development of AI/VR/AR products can be backdated to as early as the launch of Google Search as the service is using machine learning algorithms to search for needed information...

China market: DPVR unseats HTC as VR headset leader in 2Q17, says Canalys

Aug 28, 15:39

China-based DPVR (previously known as Deepoon) overtook HTC as the top VR headset vendor in China in the second quarter of 2017 with shipments totaling 18,000 units, up 30% sequentially,...

Worldwide wearable device sales to grow 17% in 2017, says Gartner

Aug 25, 14:48

Gartner forecasts that 310.4 million wearable devices will be sold worldwide in 2017, an increase of 16.7% from 2016. Sales of wearable devices will generate revenues of US$30.5 billion...

Digitimes Research: AR players shift focus to platform products

Aug 23, 16:15

Major players in the augmented reality (AR) industry have slowed down the development of consumer-end products, and instead have shifted their strategies to focus on developing AR...

HTC announces US$200 cut for Vive

Aug 22, 14:05

In a move to make its VR devices more accessible to the mass market, HTC has announced a US$200 price reduction for its Vive virtual reality (VR) headsets.

price cut to help HTC ramp up revenues

Qualcomm developing 3D depth sensing technology

Aug 22, 11:14

Qualcomm is partnering with its ecosystem partners to develop 3D depth sensing technology, which will be applied to Andriod smartphones powered the Snapdragon mobile chips, according...

Qualcomm is developing 3D depth sensing technology

HTC to offer Vive VR training to UPS

Aug 16, 21:23

HTC has tied up with UPS and will launch logistics training courses utilizing its Vive VR technology and devices at the courier's nine training centers in the US starting September...

UPS to use HTC Vive for logistics training

Dell stresses importance of digital transformation at technology forum

Aug 16, 16:02

Dell on August 15 hosted Dell Technology Forum 2017 in Taipei, discussing the trend of digital transformation through explaining software-defined or cloud-like modern datacenters.

HTC July revenues down slightly

Aug 7, 09:07

HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.19 billion (US$204.91 million) for July, down 10.16% on month and 2.06% on year. July's revenues were the company's second highest monthly...

AR, VR, IoT applications highlighted at 2017 Cross-Strait Startup Contest

Aug 4, 15:48

Young startup talent across the Taiwan Strait have amassed strong innovation momentums in IoT, AR, and VR applications as well as 3D printing, smart retail, smart living, and Internet+...

Some representatives of the 20 finalist projects

Competition in gaming desktop PC segment heating up

Aug 3, 14:05

Notebook brands including Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI), Lenovo and Acer have recently enhanced their respective gaming desktop PC portfolios, extending the ongoing...

Versatile and stylish gaming PCs increasingly popular with consumers

Availability of standalone devices to drive take-off of VR industry

Aug 2, 12:52

The planned release of standalone VR head-mounted display (HMD) devices by hardware vendors including HTC and Oculus will help accelerate the development of the global VR market,...

HTC plans to launch standalone HTC Vive

China market: HTC to roll out standalone VR headsets

Jul 28, 09:57

HTC plans to launch a standalone Vive VR headset, built using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 VR mobile platform, in China initially, according to a company announcement.

HTC to launch standalone Vive VR headsets in China

VR arcades to accelerate VR industry development, says firm

Jul 12, 15:34

The establishment of VR arcades will enable VR content and hardware developers to provide facilities for consumers to try out immersive VR experiences and thereby to accelerate development...

JPW CEO Jack Tong

Intel Purley expected to trigger replacement demand in enterprise market

Jul 11, 11:13

Intel is ready to announce its next-generation Purley server platform soon and related upstream supply chain players have already prepared to unveil their new cloud computing and...

server

HTC ties up with Volkswagen to develop VR applications

Jul 10, 15:26

HTC has teamed up with Volkswagen to develop VR (virtual reality) solutions and applications for internal production and logistics operations of the German-based automaker, according...

HTC ties up with Volkswagen

HTC June revenues rise on brisk sales of U11 smartphones

Jul 7, 11:20

Brisk sales of the HTC U11 series smartphones buoyed revenues at HTC in June, which climbed to the highest for 2017 at NT$6.89 billion (US$225.2 million). The monthly figures represented...

HTC U11

Intel, Qualcomm to compete fiercely in AR/VR and AI sectors

Jul 6, 22:01

Intel and Qualcomm are expected to compete neck and neck in the VR/AR and AI sectors as the two companies have continued to enhance their deployments in these areas. With new applications...

Wireless charging demand promising: Q&A with Dialog CEO Jalal Bagherli

Jul 6, 11:58

As a global leader in providing rapid charging solutions, Dialog Semiconductor has demonstrated its prowess in power management for smartphones and other applications. But the market...

Dialog CEO Jalai Bagherli

China market: VR sales to grow at CAGR of 80% in 2018-2021, says firm

Jul 5, 14:42

Sales of VR devices, content and related services in the China market are expected to grow by a CAGR of over 80% from CNY10 billion (US$1.47 billion) in 2018 to CNY79.02 billion in...

Digitimes Research: Computex 2017 keeps VR/AR momentum going

Jul 3, 09:34

The global VR/AR campaigns that began in 2016 continued into the recently concluded Computex 2017, highlighted by a slew of VR devices for high-end business applications, VR backpacks...

Qualcomm announces accelerator program to push development of standalone VR HMDs

Jun 30, 15:23

Qualcomm has announced a HMD accelerator program (HAP) to help VR device manufacturers quickly develop premium standalone VR HMDs.

MWC Shanghai 2017: HTC aims to cut a major chunk of China VR market

Jun 29, 16:41

HTC is highlighting its Viveport platform as well as setting up a VR arcade zone to demonstrate its HTC Vive and VR platforms for gaming, entertainment, medical/health care, education...

htc at MWC Aais 2017

CMOS image sensor sales to reach another record high in 2017, says IC Insights

Jun 28, 22:22

CMOS image sensor sales are on pace to reach a seventh straight record high in 2017, and nothing ahead should stop this semiconductor product category from breaking more annual records...

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    Asustek ZenFone AR smartphone

    Asustek Computer has announced ZenFone AR, a smartphone that represents an advance in mobile virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. The vendor said it is the...

    Photo: Company, Jan 23.

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    Samsung Galaxy Note 7

    Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 features a 5.7-inch Quad HD dual edge Super AMOLED display protected by Corning's latest Gorilla Glass 5 cover glass. The smartphone is highly water resistant...

    Photo: Company, Aug 3.

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    Samsung 256GB UFS card

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled removable memory cards based on the JEDEC Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 1.0 Card Extension Standard for use in high-resolution mobile shooting devices...

    Photo: Company, Jul 13.

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    AMD to release first Polaris graphics card soon

    AMD has unveiled the company's strategy for its upcoming Polaris architecture-based Radeon RX series graphics cards, introducing levels of VR performance and future-proof technologies...

    Photo: Michael Lee, Digitimes, Jun 3.

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Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

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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.