Demand for notebook PC touch-screen panels is forecast by IHS to see double-digit growth in the fourth quarter of this year, after stagnating for much of 2013.
Bucking the trend in other parts of the world, Australia and New Zealand experienced a 20 percent sequential drop in tablet shipments, while the two countries saw an 8 percent sequential increase in desktop PC shipments, according to second quarter stats from IDC.
LTE phone shipments exploded in the fourth quarter of 2012, increasing 1,100 percent year-over-year, according to the latest stats from Strategy Analytics.
The Android and Apple iOS operating systems together accounted for 92 percent of the smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the latest stats from Strategy Analytics.
Samsung's Galaxy S3 has overtaken Apple's iPhone 4S as the world's best-selling smartphone model, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics.
Demand for tablets and smartphones is expected to drive 14 percent compound annual growth in shipments of smart-connected devices, surpassing 2 billion units in 2016, predicts research firm IDC.