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China market: LeEco CEO steps down

May 22, 14:15

Jia Yueting, chairman and CEO of China-based LeEco, has stepped down as CEO of the company but will retain his position as chairman, according to a recent stock exchange filing.

Acer expects stable LCD monitor shipments in 2017 with higher ASP

May 22, 10:58

While global demand for LCD monitors keeps decreasing, Acer expect its LCD monitor shipments to be stable in 2017, with the corresponding average selling price (ASP) to hike as a result of a stronger focus on gaming models, according to the company's Display business general manager Victor Chien.

Over 44 million LCD TVs shipped globally in 1Q17, says WitsView

May 17, 15:29

Global LCD TV shipments reached 44.05 million units in first-quarter 2017, decreasing 31.0% sequentially and 8.4% on year, according to WitsView.

Japan IT Week to focus on IoT and embedded applications

May 11, 14:01

Japan IT Week will be hosted from May 10-12 in Tokyo, Japan, and 1,600 IT players worldwide including Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Oracle, Bosch, Advantech, and Gigabyte Technology, are showcasing their latest innovations at the show. The show is expected to attract 91,000 visitors,...

Japan IT Week opens May 10-12

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 1Q17 LCD TV shipments lowest in 7 years

May 3, 11:24

Taiwan-based makers together shipped 6.735 million LCD TVs in first-quarter 2017, the lowest quarterly level since first-quarter 2010. The volume represents decreases of 33.2% sequentially and 8.4% on year, according to Digitimes Resaerch.

Digitimes Research: Study of Japan IT industry for 1Q17

Apr 28, 12:13

While LG Electronics has dominated the global OLED TV market, Japan-based Panasonic, Sony and Toshiba still launched OLED TVs in Japan in the first quarter of 2017, with panels supplied by LG Display. However, to differentiate from LG Electronics’ products, the Japan-based vendors are expected...

Digitimes Research: LCD monitor shipments drop over 6% in 1Q17

Apr 28, 12:04

Taiwan's LCD monitor shipments dropped 6.2% on year to reach below 20 million units in the first quarter of 2017, while worldwide shipments also experienced a similar decline of 6.8% on year. For the second quarter, Taiwan's volume will continue to see an on-year decline of 8.4%, while worldwide shipments...

Commentary: Will Terry Gou consider acquiring Vizio?

Apr 25, 14:36

China-based LeEco claims it has been forced to abandon its planned US$2 billion acquisition of Vizio, the second largest US-based TV vendor, because of regulatory issues. Vizion will probably look for a new buyer, but who would that be? Foxconn, perhaps?

HP Labs develops IonTouch with E Ink

Apr 24, 14:13

HP Labs has developed IonTouch, a writable printing technology, through cooperation with EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) which provides e-paper for used as embedded display media, according to industry source.

Sharp runs risk to expand LCD TV business, says Diamond Weekly

Apr 18, 14:22

While Sharp is restoring its business operations following Taiwan-based Foxconn Electronics' stake investment, its plan to expand LCD TV output in line with the goal of increasing global sales from five million in fiscal year 2016 (April 2016-March 2017) to 10 million units in fiscal year 2018 runs...

Coretronic sees DLP projector shipments decrease in March

Apr 11, 11:01

Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 98,000 DLP projectors and projection systems in March, slipping 6% on month. It also shipped 3.98 million energy-saving devices consisting of backlight units (BLUs), LCD modules (LCMs), lighting modules and touch panels, growing 5% on month.

CPT, HannStar Display see sequential growths in March panel shipments

Apr 11, 10:55

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has disclosed it shipped 122,000 large-size TFT-LCD panels and 29.56 million small- to medium-size units in March, with the former increasing 8.6% on month and 65.4% on year and the latter growing 1.9% on month but slipping 3.3% on year. HannStar Display has revealed it...

Digitimes Research: 4.4 million LCD panels for digital signage to be shipped in 2017

Apr 5, 16:13

LCD panel shipments for digital signage will reach 4.4 million units globally in 2017, increasing 8.6% on year, and the shipments will keep growing to 5.8 million units in 2020, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: 8K technology developed for medical application in Japan

Mar 31, 11:40

8K-resolution display technology is being developed for medical application in Japan, with typical cases being use in endoscopic surgery by National Cancer Center Hospital and in remote medical diagnosis developed by NTT Data which is a global IT innovator, according to Digitimes Research.

E Ink swings to operating profits in 2016

Mar 30, 10:34

EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) turned its business operations from net operating loss of NT449 million (US$14.2 million) in 2015 to net operating profit of NT$61 million) in 2016, the firm said at a March 29 investors conference.

Compal becomes a strategic partner of LeEco

Mar 29, 14:15

In a move to protect the interests of its shareholders, Compal Electronics has announced a plan to invest CNY700 million (US$101.65 million) to take a 2.15% stake in Leshi Zhixin Electronic Technology, a TV manufacturing subsidiary of China-based TV/vidoe network LeEco.

Compal president Ray Chen

Flexible display market to surpass US$200 billion within five years, says Futuresource

Mar 24, 16:15

The value of products involving flexible displays will surge to over US$200 billion within five years and approach US$300 billion within a decade, according to market research company Futuresource Consulting.

Foxconn to hike Sharp TV panel capacity in Japan, says IHS Markit

Mar 24, 16:04

Foxconn Electronics, after becoming the largest shareholder of Sharp, aims to increase global sales of Sharp-produced Aquos-branded LCD TVs to 10-12 million units in 2017 and will therefore hike Sharp's LVCD TV panel production capacity in Japan, according to IHS Markit.

Samsung QLED TVs are not true QD TVs, says WitsView

Mar 21, 21:08

Samsung Electronics, at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 on early January, renamed its SUHD (super Ultra HD) TVs as QLED TVs, causing concern about development of quantum dot (QD) TVs. However, QLED is technologically much different from QD TVs, because QLED still uses LED backlighting, and thus...

Nichia, Osram promoting laser diode-based projectors

Mar 17, 15:05

Nichia and Osram Opto Semiconductors are looking to boost adoption of laser diode lighting sources for projectors, and as a result, many projector vendors, including ViewSonic, Seiko Epson, Vivitek, BenQ and Optoma, are expected to launch laser diode-based models in 2017, according to projector industry...

A laser diode-based projector

Sharp aims at global sales of 20 million LCD TVs for fiscal 2020

Mar 15, 20:10

Sharp is making efforts to transform its LCD business and has sets a goal of hiking global LCD TV sales from an estimated five million units in 2016 fiscal (April 2016-March 2017) to eight million units in fiscal 2017, 10 million units in fiscal 2018 and 20 million units in fiscal 2020, according to...

Coretronic ships 105,000 DLP projectors in February

Mar 10, 11:02

Coretronic as announced it shipped 105,000 DLP projectors and projection systems in February, increasing 13.0% on month. It also shipped 3.797 million "energy-saving" devices consisting of backlight units (BLUs), LCD modules, lighting modules and touch panels in February, shrinking 14.5%...

SDP starts development of 10.5G LCD display ecosystem park in China

Mar 2, 11:01

Japan-based Sakai Display Products (SDP) on March 1 held a groundbreaking ceremony for a project to develop a display ecosystem park consisting of a 10.5G IGZO TFT-LCD panel fab, a smart TV plant and an electronic white board and high-end display factory in Guangzhou, southern China, with the first-phase...

Foxconn chairman Terry Guo speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for a 10.5G display ecosystem park

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship nearly 20 million LCD monitors in 4Q16

Mar 1, 12:03

Taiwan-based makers shipped 19.825 million LCD monitors in fourth-quarter 2016, slipping 5% on quarter and 6.9% on year, and taking up 65.9% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.

LG Display may become supplier to Samsung

Feb 22, 15:04

LG Display may begin supplying LCD TV panels to Samsung Electronics in the second half of 2017 amid ongoing tight supply in the large-size TV panel industry.

TPV to set up LCD TV factory in China, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 21, 11:12

TPV Technology will invest US$25 million to set up a LCD TV factory and another US$25 million to set up a factory making components used in LCD TVs in Xianyang City, northern China, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).

Taiwan market: Samsung to launch QLED TVs

Feb 20, 11:29

Samsung Electronics showcased QLED TVs (quantum dot TVs) at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show taking in Las Vegas during January 5-8 and will launch 55-, 65-, 75- and 88-inch models in the Taiwan market as soon as the second quarter of 2017, according to Samsung Electronics Taiwan.

Samsung unveils a new line of smart appliances at Samsung SEAO Forum 2017

Feb 18, 15:41

Samsung Electronics has unveiled a new line of consumer electronic products at the ongoing Samsung SEAO Forum 2017 in Singapore.

Samsung FlexWash washer/dryer

Display bookings to top US$2 billion in Fiscal 2017 for Applied Materials

Feb 17, 17:02

Semiconductor equipment provider Applied Materials delivered another strong quarter for its display business, with its first quarter display revenues increasing 66% on year to US$422 million and its orders tripling to US$632 million. The company noted that since 2012 it has grown its display revenues...

OLED smartphones and the TV pricing connection

Feb 17, 16:05

One side effect of the expected craze for AMOLED panels in high-end smartphones this year is that LCD TV prices may not drop as quickly as they have in the past.

Foxconn subscribes to Lytro fund-raising project, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 17, 13:56

Foxconn Electronics reportedly has participated in the latest round of a fund-raising project initiated by US-based light field camera maker Lytro, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Coretronic nets NT$4.52 per share for 2016

Feb 17, 11:07

Backlight unit (BLU) and DLP projector maker Coretronic recorded net EPS of NT$4.52 (US$0.14) for 2016, according to the company's fourth-quarter 2016 financial report.

Embedded display module maker Promate Solutions to debut on OTC market

Newswatch - Feb 16, 12:11

Embedded display module supplier Promate Solutions, a subsidiary of IC distributor Promate Electronic, will debut on Taiwan's OTC securities market in the latter half of March.

Taiwan large-size LCD panel shipments top 60 million in 4Q16

Feb 16, 11:59

With the TV market anticipating tight LCD panel supply due to Samsung Display moving to close down its 7G L7-1 panel line, orders to Taiwan panel makers became more aggressive as the makers built up inventory, helping Taiwan large-size LCD panel makers see a slight on-year increase in their fourth...

Sharp on board for America-first US LCD plant

Feb 9, 01:28

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is apparently committed to pursuing its plans to establish an LCD panel factory in the US through cooperation with Sharp, according to media reports out of Japan. Sharp is said to be taking take the lead in the project, and the Japan government is expected...

Vizio fined US$2.2 million for getting smart with consumers

Feb 7, 16:16

LCD TV vendor Vizio has agreed to pay US$2.2 million to settle charges by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General that it installed software on its TVs to collect viewing data on 11 million consumer TVs without consumers' knowledge or consent.

MediaTek comments on lawsuit brought by AMD

Stockwatch - Feb 7, 15:20

MediaTek has issued a company filing through the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) responding to media reports indicating AMD is accusing MediaTek and three other companies of infringing its graphics processing patents.

Sharp reports profits for fiscal 3Q16

Feb 6, 11:02

Sharp has reported net profit of JPY4.2 billion (US$37.35 million) for fiscal third-quarter 2016 (ended December 2016), turning profitable from continued quarterly net losses for more than two years.

Over 219 million LCD TVs shipped globally in 2016, says WitsView

Feb 3, 14:21

There were 219.2 million LCD TVs shipped globally in 2016, increasing 1.6% growth on year due to strong sales in the North America market and growing demand for large-size models in China, according to WitsView.

Top TV brands to increase orders from captive panel suppliers amid supply shortage in 2017, says IHS

Feb 2, 21:16

As TV panel shortages continue into 2017, top TV brands are currently reviewing plans to source yet more panels from their captive panel suppliers, according to IHS Markit.

Japan market: OLED TV prices fall, says Nikkei

Jan 26, 14:50

Retail prices for OLED TVs in the Japan market have dropped significantly due to decreases in price for OLED panels, according to Japan-based Nikkei.

Digitimes Research: Samsung, LG beefing up digital signage technology development

Jan 25, 11:22

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have been strengthening development of digital signage technology, with the former applying transparent and mirror display technology and developing Ultra HD LCD and LED displays for digital signage and the latter applying curved-surface AMOLED technology to enhance...

Service providers switching from channel to linear OTT video over traditional TV, says ABI Research

Jan 23, 15:56

Service providers are decreasing marketing on their cable, satellite, and IPTV products that offer managed quality of service in favor of new products that use over the top (OTT) technologies to compete with Amazon and Netflix. With OTT competition significantly increasing in mature pay-TV markets,...

Amtran to ship companion robots, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 20, 11:35

TV maker Amtran Technology has developed home-use robots mainly for accompanying children and the elderly and will begin shipments to the China market in second-quarter 2017 and then to Taiwan and US markets in the second half of the year, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily...

TPV eyes 88 million display device shipments in 2017, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 19, 15:30

LCD TV and monitor maker TPV Technology is planning to ship a total of 88 million devices in 2017, up nearly 14 million units from the volume in 2016 and the growth is expected to benefit its upstream component suppliers, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) re...

LeEco to receive investment from China-based Sunac for CNY15 billion

Jan 17, 11:34

LeEco has recently signed contracts with Sunac China Holdings for the latter to invest a total of CNY15 billion (US$2.17 billion) in the former to acquire a 8.61% stake in LeTV, a 15% stake in Le Vision Pictures and a 33.5% stake in a LeTV-related subsidiary. The investment will also make the China-based...

Compal aims to ramp up device shipments by 10% in 2017

Newswatch - Jan 16, 10:53

Compal Electronics aims to ramp up shipments of its device products by 10% to 87 million units in 2017, according to company president Ray Chen. Shipments of device products, including notebooks, tablets, smartphones, smartwatches, TVs, IoT and wearable devices, totaled 79 million units in 2016.

About 9 million curved-surface LCD TVs sold globally in 2016, says AUO

Jan 12, 10:38

About nine million curved-surface LCD TVs were sold globally in 2016, 2.25 times the sales volume in 2015, according to Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO).

Curved-surface LCD TVs

Coretronic shipments up in December

Jan 11, 11:29

Coretronic shipped 4.955 million energy-saving devices consisting of backlight units (BLUs), LCD modules, lighting modules and touch modules in December, slightly increasing 1.3% on month. It shipped 14.73 million units in the fourth quarter, decreasing 5% sequentially, and 57.35 million units in 2016,...

Sharp to regain own-brand TV marketing in Europe via investing in SUMC

Dec 26, 22:56

Sharp will regain marketing right of own-brand LCD TVs in the Europe market through investing JPY10.4 billion (US$88.6 million) for an over 50% stake in Cyprus-registered Skytec Universal Media Corp. (SUMC), according to Japan-based media reports.

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