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Acer passes down Stationary Computer and Display BU management to younger executives

Jul 31, 12:05

Acer's ex-general manager of the Stationary Computing and Display Business Groups Simon Hwang has recently been assigned to handle new business planning and will be in charge of developing new products. Acer's Stationary Computer Business Group will be handled by the business group's original director...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 2Q15 LCD TV shipments decline 8% on year

Jul 30, 15:28

Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD TVs reached 7.97 million in the second quarter of 2015, up 6.6% on quarter but down 8.6% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

LG adds 5 new OLED TVs to its lineup

Jul 28, 15:29

LG Electronics has unveiled five new OLED TVs in the Korea TV market, doubling its overall lineup of the technology, and expects to release the units in the US in the third quarter of 2015.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD monitor shipments decline over 10% in 2Q15

Jul 27, 21:53

Taiwan's LCD monitor shipments reached only 19.42 million units in the second quarter of 2015, down 10.3% from the same quarter a year ago, showing that the industry is still in a downturn, according to Digitimes Research's new report on LCD monitors.

China produces over 760 million handsets in 1H15, says MIIT

Jul 27, 14:22

China-based makers produced 761.788 million handsets in total during the first half of 2015, decreasing 4.5% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan market: ViewSonic to establish online shopping website

Jul 23, 15:22

LCD monitor vendor ViewSonic has expanded into the e-commerce business in Taiwan and will establish a ViewSonic online shopping website via Yahoo Taiwan's shopping mall platform.

China market: Xiaomi launches Mi TV 2S

Jul 17, 15:23

Xiaomi Technology has launched the Mi TV 2S, which features a Samsung 48-inch 4K resolution display and an aluminum frame that is 9.9mm thick, according to a China-based sohu.com report.

Digitimes Research: Vendors focusing on 29-inch monitors in July

Jul 16, 14:25

The July home electronics segment has seen several developments, namely new 29-inch monitor releases from LG Electronics and Lenovo, according to Digitimes Research.

Hardware-based 4K content protection a growing concern thanks to increasing 4K penetration, says ABI Research

Jul 9, 14:28

High resolution premium video, including Ultra HD (4K) content, is a fast-growing market and therefore content protection services must follow suit with adaptability and preparedness for the expanding space. "4K TV penetration is expected to reach 61% in North America by 2020," Eric Abbruzzese,...

Taiwan IC distributors optimistic about demand for handsets, TVs

Jul 3, 15:07

Chip demand for handsets will enjoy a seasonal pick-up in the second half of 2015, while shorter TV replacement cycles and the trend towards higher resolutions will drive the number of LCD driver ICs used, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC distributors.

Korea panel makers see reserves hit 3-year high, says report

Jul 3, 11:13

Korea panel makers have seen their reserves reach a three-year high in the first half of 2015, and have conservative views for demand in the second half of 2015, accroding to a media report.

LCD monitor shipments drop in 2Q15, says WitsView

Jul 2, 22:18

Global LCD monitor shipments dropped 2% on quarter to 30.10 million in the second quarter of 2015, according to statistics from WitsView.

Digitimes Research: Japan home entertainment market sees Sharp rise with new 4K solutions

Jul 2, 15:14

Japan's home entertainment segment saw several developments in the second quarter of 2015. Sharp introduced a mix of new Ultra HD (4K) TVs, including Aquos 4K Next that can upscale to 8K resolution, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Projector market at less than 20,000 in 1Q15

Jul 1, 11:02

The Taiwan projector market reached 19,900 units in the first quarter of 2015, down 11.4% on year and down 9% on quarter, according to figures from IDC. The education segment was weaker than estimated and overall demand in Taiwan was down.

Pay TV set-top box market contracts for the first time in 12 years, says IHS

Jun 30, 14:29

Pay TV operators purchased US$15.3 billion worth of set-top boxes (STBs) in 2014, down from US$15.9 billion in 2013. This decline represents the first contraction in the market since 2002, according to IHS. Shipments of pay TV STBs grew slightly in 2014 to 204.7 million units, an increase of just under...

Compal 2015 shipment goals unchanged, says president

Jun 29, 11:00

Compal Electronics in early 2015 set a goal of shipping 45.2 million notebooks, 50.5 million tablets, smartphones and other smart mobile devices as well as 4.4 million LCD TVs in 2105, and although global demand for such products so far in 2015 has been short of original expectation, the ODM's shipmment...

Compal president Ray Chen (right) and chairman Rock Hsu (center)

LG prepping to release new QD and OLED TVs, says paper

Jun 25, 15:41

LG Electronics is prepping to release new OLED and Quantum Dot (QD) TVs in the third quarter of 2015, according to a report from the Korea-based D-Daily.

Samsung expects SUHD TV sales to reach 15,000 in 1H15

Jun 24, 22:17

Samsung Electronics SUHD TV sales have surpassed 10,000 units within the last three months and are estimated to reach the 15,000 mark for the first half of 2015.

Leading TV brands more reliant on China manufacturers in 2015, says IHS

Jun 23, 14:32

TVs made by outsourcing specialists are expected to reach an industry record of 43% of LCD TVs shipped globally in 2015, according to IHS. Outsourcing has become one of the most important business strategies for TV brands, because it can improve supply-chain cost management and increase time-to-market...

Toshiba signs TV brand licensing agreement with Compal for Europe

Jun 17, 15:36

Toshiba has announced it has reached an agreement with Compal Electronics on a new business structure for TV brand licensing in Europe.

China market: LCD TV sales from China vendors drop 3% in May

Jun 15, 21:42

China vendors' LCD TV sales in China dropped 3% on year in May but increased 20% accumulatively on year from January-April 2015.

Monitor trends in 1H15 point to larger sizes, curved features and increased resolutions

Jun 11, 15:32

Monitor vendors are continuing to tackle curved units sized 27-inch and above with 2560 by 1080 and Ultra HD resolutions as part of their strategy in the first half of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Demand for curved-panel LCD monitors to take off in 2015

Jun 10, 15:45

Since the first curved-panel LCD monitor model was launched in the second half of 2014, the price gap between curved models and flat-panel ones has narrowed to as low as 18%, and as prices are expected to further drop and additional vendors will join the market in the second half of 2015, global demand...

Saturation in China market expected to affect global LCD TV shipments in 2015, says WitsView

Jun 9, 16:14

Global LCD TV shipments for 2015 are expected to reach 223.4 million in 2015, according to WitsView. The firm outlined a number of factors influencing the figures. Firstly, the depreciation of both the euro and currencies in emerging markets has widened the losses for branded TV vendors. Secondly,...

Digital signage revenues to grow 10% in 2015, says IHS

Jun 9, 15:42

As the total cost for digital signage continues to decrease each year, expanded deployment becomes more feasible for larger audiences in many industry segments. According to IHS, with the availability of larger panels, ultra-narrow bezel video wall displays, higher resolution, lower power consumption...

4K TV shipments grow 400% in 1Q15, with penetration estimated at 20% for 2015

Jun 9, 15:14

Ultra HD (4K) LCD TV shipments grew nearly 400% on year to reach 4.7 million units worldwide in the first quarter of 2015. Volume barely dropped from the seasonally strong fourth quarter, with especially strong demand in China during the Lunar New Year holiday season, according to DisplaySearch. However,...

TCL outlines TV display trends

Jun 4, 21:07

TCL Chairman and CEO Tomson Li Dongsheng believes there are three major trends dominating the future development of the TV display industry – larger TVs, higher resolutions and enhanced color saturation, according to a speech given at the recent SID 2015 exhibition.

Google to launch Chromebox digital signage solutions via AOpen in 3Q15

Jun 3, 11:53

Google will launch two Chromebox digital signage solutions for commercial application through cooperation with Taiwan-based AOpen in the middle of the third quarter of 2015, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

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IoT just keeps coming and coming, but what about power?

Jun 3, 11:53

In 2012, Germany initialed the "Industry 4.0" plan at the Hannover Messe, whose purpose is to drive the Internet of Things (IoT). Its goal is to facilitate automated production and well as IT-supported production under the M2M framework, and to allow the production model to transform from...

PoE systems, which integrate Ethernet communications and the supply of power

Skyworth uses Realtek chips in HDR Ultra HD TVs

Jun 1, 20:26

Realtek's TV chips have been adopted by Skyworth in its high dynamic range (HDR) Ultra HD TV series, according to the companies.

BenQ returns to Computex after 8-year absence

Jun 1, 11:47

BenQ, a Taiwan-based IT product, consumer electronics and LED lighting vendor belonging to the AUO-BenQ Group, will return to the Computex Taipei 2015 after being absent for eight years, according to company president & CEO Conway Lee.

US cable performance improves, but Pay TV market headwinds remain, says IHS

May 27, 14:28

While cable operators continue to show improvement, the overall pay TV market still faces strong headwinds. According to IHS, US cable companies improved on normal quarterly losses In the first quarter of 2015, losing only 132,900 subscribers since the fourth quarter of 2014. Many pay TV operators...

Taiwan market: Sony unveils Bravia LCD TVs

May 27, 14:23

Sony on May 26 unveiled eight 32- to 75-inch Ultra HD and Full HD LCD TVs under its Bravia brand for launch in the Taiwan market.

Hisense launches new 4K ULED TVs

May 26, 15:04

Hisense has released new 55- and 65-inch TVs including new Ultra HD (4K) ULED units at the CES Asia exhibition.

Hisense showcases its latest 4K TVs at CES Asia

TV sales in China down 6% during May 1 holiday period, says WitsView

May 22, 16:33

TV sales in the China market during the 2015 May 1 holiday period were down 6% on year, according to findings from WitsView.

TCL looking to India and Brazil for expanding TV business

May 21, 15:56

As China TV vendor TCL saw only 0.43% on-year growth in TV sales from January-April 2015, the company is now looking to expand more into Brazil and India to improve its performance.

Digitimes Research: Monitor vendors continuing large-size, high resolution strategy

May 19, 16:03

Monitor vendors are continuing to tackle curved units sized 27-inch and above with 2560 by 1080 and Ultra HD resolutions as part of their strategy in the first half of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

Worldwide smart TV shipment volume estimated to reach 88 million units in 2015, says MIC

May 14, 16:01

The worldwide smart TV shipment volume is estimated to reach around 88 million units in 2015, about 41.2% of the worldwide LCD TV market, according to MIC.

Korea IT players aggressively investing in Vietnam

May 14, 15:34

Korea-based IT players such as Samsung Electronics, Samsung Display and LG Electronics see Vietnam as an important production base and have been increasing their investments in the country.

China TV sales during May 1 period drop on year

May 13, 15:19

TV sales in China during the May 1 one-week holiday period reached 3.51 million units. generating revenues of CNY13.9 billion (US$2.24 billion), and representing on-year declines of 8.4pp and and 6.6pp, respectively.

Samsung favoring QD Ultra HD TVs over OLED in 2015

May 12, 22:14

Samsung Electronics believes Ultra HD (4K) Quantum Dot (QD) TVs will have a stronger presence in the TV industry over OLED during 2015 as OLED costs remain high, according to Samsung representatives quoted in a report by South Korea-based Money Today.

LG OLED TV sales hold less than 1% share in China during Lunar New Year

May 11, 22:02

LG Electronics has reported its 55-inch Full HD OLED TV sales reached just under 1,200 units in the China market during the 2015 Lunar New Year in China to hold a 0.72% share of the high-end TVs sold during the time period.

Digitimes Research: Panel makers see improved performances due to lowered costs and steady pricing

May 11, 15:17

Panel makers in Asia have continued to strengthen their financial performances in 2015 as panel pricing has remained similar to that in 2014 while overall production costs have dropped, leading to increased profits for most makers, according to Digitimes Research.

TPV estimates over 70 million in shipments for LCD display products in 2015

May 8, 10:49

TPV estimates that shipments of products with LCD displays are expected to reach over 70 million in 2015 and that more than half of its display and chip components will be purchased from Taiwan makers.

Global TV shipments grow 3% in 2014

May 6, 14:33

The global TV market reached 230 million in 2014, up 3% on year, with growth occurring in most major markets including China and the Middle East, according to statistics from DisplaySearch.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD TV shipments in 1Q15 lowest since 2010

May 4, 15:13

Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD TVs reached 7.48 million in the first quarter of 2015, down over 30% on quarter and the lowest since the first quarter of 2010, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung reports decreased profits for 1Q15

Apr 30, 13:38

Samsung Electronics has reported net profits of KRW4.63 trillion (US$4.35 billion) for the first quarter of 2015, down 38.2% from the KRW7.49 trillion of a year earlier. Meanwhile, revenues for the first quarter reached KRW47.12 trillion, down 11% on quarter.

LCD TV shipments decrease 24% on quarter in 1Q15, says WitsView

Apr 30, 12:08

The global shipments of LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2015 totaled 51.4 million units, according to WitsView. This figure translates to a quarterly decline of 24%. In addition to the first quarter being an off-peak season, there were other forces causing the shipment decline. One factor was the lowering...

Digitimes Research: Japan online video market to grow significantly starting 2H15

Apr 29, 22:40

Japan's online video market is expected to grow significantly starting the second half of 2015 when Netflix begins to offer its services, NTT DoCoMo launches its dTV Terminal program and the local top-five cable TV operators start offering free online video services, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan sees decreased 1Q15 LCD monitor shipments

Apr 23, 20:31

Taiwan-based ODMs shipped 18.799 million LCD monitors worth US$2.155 billion in the first quarter of 2015, with the shipment volume dropping 15.5% on quarter and 6.5% on year. Shipment value slipped 13.8% and 1.2% respectively, according to Digitimes Research.

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