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LCD TV shipments to rebound in 2015; Samsung and LG to hold over 40% share, says WitsView

Dec 18, 10:58

Propelled by economic recovery of major markets such as North America and China, and the promotions for large-sized products, LCD TV shipments in 2014 are projected to reach 215 million units, with an annual growth rate of 5.4%, according to WitsView.

Foxconn IT shopping mall in Taipei to open in March 2015

Dec 17, 23:18

Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) new IT shopping mall in Taipei, Taiwan has hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the air bridge between the building and Guang Hua Digital Plaza, an existing IT shopping mall in the city.

AUO, Innolux expected to see more orders for Ultra HD TV panels

Dec 17, 11:46

As Japan-based vendors including Sony and Panasonic and China-based vendors have been actively promoting Ultra HD LCD TVs, Taiwan-based AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux are expected to receive increased orders, according to industry sources.

TCL launches quantum-dot TVs

Dec 17, 11:44

China-based vendor TCL has launched quantum-dot LCD TVs with a NTSC value of 110% through technological cooperation with US-based QD Vision, with Ultra HD panels supplied by affiliated China Star Optoelectronics Technology.

Digitimes Research: 23-, 27-inch LCD monitor prices up in December

Dec 17, 11:25

Global average retail prices for 23- and 27-inch LCD monitors in December have risen on month by 11.3% to US$276 and 9.2% to US$379, respectively, while those for 20- and 24-inch models have dropped 6.4% to US$132 and 1.2% to US$246, according to Digitimes Research. Pricing for 22-inch models remained...

China market: LCD TV sales expected to drop in 2015

Dec 16, 12:03

There will be an estimated 45.09 million LCD TVs sold in the China market in 2014, slipping on year by 5.6%, and the demand will continually drop in 2015 and 2016 and then slightly rebound in 2017, according to China-based China Market Monitor.

Monitor revenues rise in 3Q14, says DisplaySearch

Dec 16, 11:46

Global desktop monitor sell-in revenues rose 7% in the third quarter of 2014, as average selling prices (ASPs) rose just over 10%, according to DisplaySearch. Worldwide desktop monitor shipments declined just over 3%, to reach 34 million units.

Digitimes Research: Above 40- to 50-inch LCD TVs become mainstream in Japan

Dec 15, 10:14

In the Japan market, the sales proportion of 40-inch and below LCD TVs has decreased, and the proportion of above 40-inch models has increased, with above 40- to 50-inch models becoming mainstream sizes, according to Digitimes Research.

Global LCD monitor shipments to slip sequentially in 2014, 2015, says WitsView

Dec 12, 12:00

There will be an estimated 150 million LCD monitors (including all-in-one PCs) shipped globally in 2014, declining on year by 5.1%, and shipments will continue to slip 1.3% to 148 million units, including 17 million AIO PCs, in 2015, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce.

TV panel prices may drop in 2H15 due to shrinking demand from China

Dec 12, 11:06

With demand in the China market for LCD TVs in 2015 forecast to decrease on year, China-based LCD TV vendors are likely to lower target shipments accordingly and consequently the supply of LCD TV panels may exceed demand and prices could fall in the second half of 2015, according to industry sources...

Vendors expected to boost Ultra HD smart TVs in 2015

Dec 11, 11:12

Japan- and South Korea-based international LCD TV vendors as well as China-based vendors are expected to promote Ultra HD smart LCD TVs featuring connectivity with smartphones and handheld devices in 2015, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

China market: LCD TV sales to drop in 2014, 2015, says AVC

Dec 10, 11:45

There will be an estimated 45 million LCD TVs sold in the China market in 2014, decreasing on year by 5.6%, and the sales volume will slip by 1.8% to 44.29 million units in 2015, according to China-based All View Consulting (AVC).

Samsung offers large price cuts for Ultra HD TVs in North America

Dec 4, 15:40

Samsung Electronics has made large reductions in the retail prices of Ultra HD LCD TVs in the North America market. Prices at Best Buy have been cut by US$700 from US$1,499 to US$799 for 50-inch models, by US$900 from US$2,199 to US$1,299 for 55-inch models and by US$1,300 from US$3,299 to US$1,999...

Taiwan market: BenQ occupies 14% of LCD monitor shipments

Dec 3, 10:57

There will be an estimated 900,000 LCD monitors shipped in the Taiwan market in 2014 and BenQ expects a market share of 14%, with 85% of its shipments to be general-use models and 10-15% for special applications, according to the company.

Taiwan market: LG sees TV market share drop as local vendors intensify competition

Dec 1, 11:04

As Ultra HD technology is gaining popularity in the Taiwan market, LG Electronics has seen its sales revenues from Ultra HD TVs increase over 6% in 2014 but overall the company's TV sales will be down in the market, according to the company.

Taiwan market: TV vendors slash Ultra HD TV prices 15% to spur sales

Nov 28, 14:53

TV vendors in Taiwan are cutting prices for Ultra HD (4K) TVs by 15% and are also releasing new 4K OLED units and various 60-inch and above size units in order to spur sales in the market.

Taiwan medical equipment industry output value rising, says IEK

Nov 28, 11:31

Taiwan's medical equipment industry output value has already increased 5.4% on year in 2014 to NT$85.8 billion (US$2.78 billion), driven by demand for new and smart applications, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) of Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (IT...

TV shipments improve 4% in 3Q14; LCD TV shipments rise nearly 9%, says DisplaySearch

Nov 27, 16:11

TV shipments improved 4% on year in the third quarter of 2014, and LCD TV shipments alone rose nearly 9%, according to DisplaySearch.

TPV sees LCD TV and monitor shipments increase 7.5% in 3Q14

Nov 26, 22:24

TPV has reported its consolidated shipments increased 7.5% on a sequential basis to 18.3 million units, while revenues rose 5.5% to US$3.02 billion. Profit also improved, from a loss in the first quarter and US$6.2 million in the second, to US$34.8 million. The company's gross profit margin expanded...

Monitor vendors eyeing 5K units in 2015

Nov 25, 14:58

Following the release of Apple's iMac with Retina 5K display, more LCD monitor vendors are talking about releasing high-end units with similar resolutions in 2015.

Interactive whiteboards and interactive flat panel displays reach 440,000 in sales in 3Q14, says Futuresource

Nov 24, 15:18

Interactive whiteboards (IWB) and interactive flat panel displays (IFPD) in the education and corporate segments achieved close to 440,000 unit sales globally in the third quarter of 2014, according to Futuresource Consulting.

Taiwan market: Philips expects to sell 50,000 TVs in 2015

Nov 20, 14:16

Philips expects to sell 20,000 TVs in the Taiwan market during 2014 followed by 50,000 in 2015.

TV shipments in 2015 expected to increase 10%

Nov 19, 20:53

TV supply chains estimate that TV shipments in 2015 will increase 10% on year to around 230 million driven by large-size TV demand in mature economies and small-size TV demand in emerging economies.

Wearables market up 40% in 3Q14, says firm

Nov 19, 13:56

Consumer demand for wearable technology is rising fast, with third-quarter 2014 global shipments totaling 12.7 million units, up 40% from just over nine million units in third-quarter 2013, according to Futuresource Consulting.

Amtran sees LCD TV supply to Vizio drop; Foxconn, TPV take over

Nov 19, 13:53

LCD TV OEM maker Amtran will now be responsible for producing less than 10% Vizio's TVs as Vizio has shifted orders to Foxconn Electronics, TPV and Wistron.

Vizio shifts orders away from Amtran

Digitimes Research: Monitor market continuing toward high-end, curved units

Nov 18, 21:02

The monitor market saw various developments in November, namely the release of curved high-end monitor technology from Samsung Electronics and new Ultra HD monitors from Lenovo and Acer.

Digitimes Research: Pricing for LCD TVs in the 46- to 48-inch range decline 8.4% in November

Nov 18, 21:00

Pricing for LCD TVs in the 46- to 48-inch range declined 8.4% in November to around on average of US$810, according to Digitimes Research. The pricing includes the US, Germany, UK, Japan and China markets.

Smart TV sales to reach 228 million in 2018, says Futuresource

Nov 18, 15:38

Smart TV sales reached 90 million units worldwide in 2013 and will grow at 21% CAGR to reach 228 million in 2018, according to Futuresource Consulting.

Proportion of online sales of TVs on China-based LeTV double through 2014

Nov 18, 15:21

China-based content provider and TV vendor LeTV saw its sales proportion of TVs sold online increase from 14.06% in January 2014 to 30% as of September, according to statistics from research firm AVC.

Digitimes Research: LCD TV OEM market expected to surpass 50 million in 2015

Nov 18, 14:33

The LCD TV contract manufacturing market is expected to surpass 50 million units in 2015, with Taiwan makers expected to be responsible for 38.33 million, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan shipments of LCD TVs reaches 8.96 million in 3Q14

Nov 17, 15:17

Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD TVs reached 8.96 million units in the third quarter of 2014, up 3.2% on quarter and up 0.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Optoma expands product lineup

Nov 14, 11:59

Taiwan-based DLP projector vendor Optoma Technology has announced it is further developing in the speaker market, with an emphasis on new products such as its Optoma NuForce.

Taiwan market: Retailers expect steady Ultra HD TV sales in 4Q14

Nov 13, 22:17

Retailers in Taiwan expect steady Ultra HD TV sales in the fourth quarter of 2014, primarily for units sized 50-, 55-, 60- and 65-inch.

China market: Xiaomi invests in TV content provider

Nov 13, 11:47

Xiaomi Technology has announced it will invest US$10 million in local Internet television company Youku Tudou, aiming to integrate Xiaomi's end devices with Youku Tudou's TV content, according to a China-based sina.com report.

Qisda posts over NT$1 billion in 3Q14 profit

Nov 13, 10:45

DMS (design and manufacturing service) provider Qisda has released its third-quarter 2014 financial report, recording net profit of NT$1.095 billion (US$36.5 million)and net EPS of NT$0.53 for the third quarter.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan shipments of LCD monitors increase 3.2% to 22.32 million in 3Q14

Nov 11, 20:13

Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD monitors increased 3.2% on quarter to 22.32 million in the third quarter of 2014, which also represented a 7.4% on-year decline.

Taiwan makers expect 15% growth in TV panel surface shipped in 2014; monitor and public display demand to remain strong in 4Q14

Nov 11, 15:55

Taiwan makers expect 15% growth in TV panel surface shipped in 2014 driven by shipments of larger-size TVs.

Coretronic ships 8.22 million BLUs in October

Nov 11, 11:13

Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 8.22 million backlight units (BLUs) in October, slipping 9% sequentially, with the January-October volume reaching 77.71 million units, growing 25% on year.

Chimei shifts focus to design and connectivity for new TVs

Nov 7, 12:11

Chimei is shifting its efforts to improve design features and connectivity on its recently released and upcoming TVs.

Chimei looks to design and connectivity

As LCD monitor market declines, vendors anticpate that bigger is better

Nov 6, 15:51

With global shipments of LCD monitors expected to drop from 136 million in 2014 to 132 million in 2015 and further to 128 million units in 2017, LCD monitor vendors are aiming to maintain their profits by producing larger-size, high-end units with a higher profit margin, including 27-, 28- and 32-inch...

Shipment proportion of large-size public FPDs expected to increase in 2015

Nov 5, 22:17

As the global large-screen public flat-panel display (FPD) market is rebounding, with an estimated almost 30% growth expected to occur in 2015, vendors estimate their shipment proportion of large-size units to increase from 10% in 2014 to 30% in 2015.

Panasonic reports slight decrease in group sales during fiscal 2Q14

Nov 5, 15:31

Panasonic has reported that its consolidated group sales for fiscal second-quarter 2014 were down 1% at approximately JPY1.87 trillion (US$16.5 billion) largely driven by challenges in the TV segment.

Sony announces increased TV sales

Nov 4, 16:08

Sony has announced that its home entertainment and sound sales increased 7% on year (a 2% increase on a constant currency basis) to JPY282.4 billion (US$2.48 billion). This increase was primarily due to a significant increase in sales of TVs and the favorable impact of foreign exchange rates. Unit...

Sony LCD TV sales rebound

Top 10 major LCD monitor vendors saw shipments increase 8% in September

Nov 4, 00:34

The top 10 major LCD monitor vendors saw shipments increase 8% in September while OEMs saw a 5.8% increase, according to statistics compiled by TrendForce.

Ultra HD TV shipments to see 70% CAGR through 2017

Nov 4, 00:32

Ultra HD TV shipments are expected to have a CAGR of about 70% thought 2017, according to estimations from DisplaySearch.

Foxconn re-joins China e-commerce industry

Nov 4, 00:22

Despite its previous failure in operating an e-commerce business, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has used its system that originally resided on China's e-commerce website T-Mall.com, and copied the model for an independent platform for the business, according to sources from the upstream...

Ultra HD TV shipments to reach 30 million in 2015, says Innolux

Oct 31, 14:45

Innolux expects global Ultra HD TV shipments to reach 30 million units in 2015, driven by demand for larger-size, higher resolution models, according to company president JC Wang.

Innolux president JC Wang

Taiwan market: BenQ aims to sell 20,000 curved Full HD WCG TVs in 2015; Ultra HD TV penetration to reach 5%

Oct 31, 12:03

BenQ aims to release new curved wide-color gamut (WCG) Full HD TVs in 2015 and expects related sales to reach between 10,000-20,000 units.

BenQ pushes curved Full HD TVs in the market

LCD TV sales expected to reach 5 million during holiday period in North America

Oct 31, 10:56

LCD TV sales are expected to reach around five million during the holiday period in the fourth quarter of 2014 in North America.

Acer starts selling Ultra HD monitors in Taiwan

Oct 30, 11:59

Acer has unveiled own-brand Ultra HD monitors sized 23.8-, 27-, 28- and 32-inch in Taiwan. Since its Chromebooks will also likely be launched in Taiwan soon, Acer expects its revenues in the fourth quarter to decline a lot less than expected.

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