International Netflix Growth Eclipses Worldwide Total

by Tom Allen

Most of Netflix’s subscribers will be outside the USA by 2018, according to IHS Markit. Currently the firm has 79.9 million total subscribers; by 2020, IHS expects it to have 75 million subscribers outside …

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The Dragon is Awake: Chinese Dominate Mobile Phone Rankings

by Tom Allen

Although smartphone sales are slowing, they still grew 4.3% YoY in Q2’16, to 344 million units, says Gartner in its recent report on the mobile phone market. Total mobile phone sales, including featurephones, were …

Tags:Gartner| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Mobile Phones| Vol 23 - Issue 33| Worldwide

UBI Raises OLED Prediction to 1 Billion Displays

by Tom Allen

Samsung holds almost a 97% share of the mobile OLED marketUBI Research says that shipments of AMOLED mobile (4″-6″) displays will exceed 300 million units this year, and 1 billion by 2019. This year, …

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AR/VR Will Grow at More Than a 180% CAGR

by Tom Allen

IDC projects worldwide revenues from augmented (AR) and virtual (VR) reality growing from $5.2 billion this year to more than $162 billion in 2020. This represents a CAGR of 181.3% over the five-year period. …

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UHD OTT Will Reach Mass Market Soon

by Tom Allen

Juniper Research says that UltraHD OTT content adoption will climb quickly over the next five years, finally reaching the mass market. These services are forecast to attract 189 million users worldwide by 2021, up …

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90% of Video Providers Plan UHD by 2020

by Tom Allen

Video service providers and content producers believe that the majority of consumers and operators will adopt UltraHD TV by 2020, and are willing to pay more for such services. These results came from a …

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Semiconductors Down 6% in Q2

by Tom Allen

Worldwide semiconductor sales totalled $79.1 billion in Q2’16, says the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA): a 1% QoQ rise but a 5.8% YoY fall. For June 2016, worldwide sales rose 1.1% MoM and declined 5.8% …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Semiconductor Market| Vol 23 - Issue 30| Worldwide

FPD Market Corrects 20% Supply Glut

by Tom Allen

Flat panel display supply was 20% higher than demand, globally, in Q1’16 – the highest glut since early 2012, says IHS in a research note. This was due to seasonally weak demand and new …

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Chromebooks Continue Progress

by Tom Allen

Chromebook sales will grow in double digits this year – one of the few areas of growth in the PC market, along with Windows-based convertibles and gaming PCs. Mikako Kitagawa, a Gartner analyst, shared …

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Tablets Fall as Consumers Delay Purchases

by Tom Allen

Worldwide tablet shipments (including both slates and detachables) shrank 12.3% YoY in Q2, says IDC, to 38.7 million units. Vendors are beginning to ‘refocus’ their product lines and consumers are delaying purchases. 65% of …

Tags:Amazon| Apple| Huawei| IDC| Lenovo| Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| tablets| Vol 23 - Issue 30| Worldwide

Chinese Firms Filling Smartphone Top Five

by Tom Allen

343.3 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in Q2’16: a relatively flat result, up 0.3% from Q2’15 (342.4 million units), says IDC. Quarterly growth was higher, up 3.1% from 331.3 million. Ryan Reith, IDC’s mobile …

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APAC Climbs, but USA Leads OTT Revenues

by Tom Allen

Digital TV Research’s OTT & video revenue report predicts that global revenues will reach $64.8 billion in 2021 – a large increase from $4.5 billion in 2010 and $29.4 billion in 2015. APAC will …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| OTT Video| Vol 23 - Issue 28| Worldwide