Makers are improving brightness, reducing energy consumption and ensuring ease of control.
Mainstream releases adopt Arm architecture and Windows OS, and support 3G or 4G.
Companies are rolling out compact designs and building in USB and memory card capability.
Makers are setting their sights on 800x480 pixels, with some developing units with 720p decoding or full HD capability.
Suppliers bolster functionality via better antennas, sensors and alarms, and improve product intelligence and platform adaptability.
Passive video baluns continue to drive production in China with a 90 percent share of aggregate supply.
Stereo models with two speaker drivers are gaining popularity, as are brightly colored products that depart from the classic black housing.
High-end models adopt hi-fi speakers for better audio performance. The bulk of releases support more formats and ports, and deliver wireless connection.
Makers add a DVD or Blu-ray and MP3 player. High-end products offer multichannel HD I/O, HDMI 1.4 and 3D.
High-end models support more media formats. Bluetooth and built-in speaker are the other key value add-ons.
Makers leverage the "green" trend to expand their technology base and application markets.
China suppliers of sealed lead-acid batteries are shifting R&D from mature AGM units to gel and spiral-wound types to upgrade and widen their selections. They are taking advantage of the overall category’s increasing adoption in new energy applications such as electric vehicles, and solar and wind power generators, in addition to traditional strong markets. The last include the automotive, telecom, security, aviation and electric equipment sectors.
Suppliers are also enhancing motor reliability and stability to suit various requirements in consumer products and industrial equipment.
Improved vibration resistance, lower noise level, and higher reliability and stability constitute the trends in China’s brushless motors line. Makers are enhancing their selections to take advantage of the technology’s growing application base, which spans from consumer to industrial products.
Improved inductance, frequency, precision and power complement efforts to produce smaller passive components.
Chip inductor manufacturing in China is moving toward models with high inductance, frequency and precision, large power and small configuration to keep pace with trends in application markets. The last include the telecom, computer, automotive and medical electronics, LED and new energy sectors, and the Internet of Things. Makers continue to concentrate on mainstream multilayer and wirewound types, which collectively represent 99 percent of output.