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China smartphone brand awareness increasing in China; Apple still holds top spot

24 July 2014

The global smartphone market is slowing down and entering a mature period where growth will be limited. Mature markets such as Europe and North America in particular are expected to see smartphone growth in the single digits. Amid an increasingly competitive smartphone market in China growth is expected to be more noticeable, vendors such as Xiaomi, Huawei and Lenovo have nevertheless gained a strong market share in the lower-priced smartphone segment.

TrendForce: Acer surpasses Samsung to hold top spot in Chromebook shipments during 2Q14

21 July 2014

Chromebook shipments reached 1.8 million in the second quarter of 2014, and Acer held the number one spot in shipments with a 30% market, surpassing Samsung Electronics for the first time, according to WitsView, a subsidiary of Taiwan-based TrendForce.

TrendForce: Global large-size panel shipments increase 3.4% in June; Korean makers surpass Taiwanese makers in 4K TV panel share

17 July 2014

Global shipments of large-size panels reached 71.78 million in June 2014, up 3.4% on month. TV panel shipments reached 20.95 million, up 0.6% on month, while LCD monitor panels slipped 1.4% to 13.48 million largely as increased demand for TV products pushed down demand for monitors. Notebook panel shipments meanwhile reached 16.29 million, down 3% on month, and tablet panel shipments reached 21.05 million, up 16.2% on month, according to WitsView, a subsidiary of Taiwan-based market intelligence firm TrendForce.

TrendForce: Global LCD TV shipments to increase 3.2% to nearly 211 million units in 2014

8 July 2014

Global LCD TV shipments in 2014 are expected to reach 210.8 million, up 3.2% year-on-year, according to WitsView, a subsidiary of Taiwan-based market intelligence firm TrendForce. Vendors’ inventories are currently healthy and Chinese vendors in particular are looking to expand their shipments in markets abroad by bumping up competition during Black Friday in the USA. LCD TV demand in China is also increasing in preparation for the October 1 holiday period, which means that oversupply is unlikely to occur in the short term.

TrendForce: Global Tablet Shipments Expected to reach 205M in 2014, up less than 5% on year

4 July 2014

Global tablet shipments are expected to reach 205.5 million in 2014, less than 5% on year, according to WitsView, a research division of TrendForce. The tablet market is sandwiched between internal and external threats that are affecting market performance.


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