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Acer digital signage products enter Japan market, says paper

Nov 20, 16:04

Acer has partnered with Japan-based software integration service provider SMedio to begin marketing its digital signage products in Japan's smart retailing market, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

EIH reports impressive results for 3Q17

Nov 17, 16:15

Taiwan-based E Ink Holdings (EIH) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.79 billion (US$158.8 million) for the third quarter of 2017, surging 29.8% sequentially and 7.8% on year, with net profits of NT$1.17 billion or NT$1.04 per share, according to company sources.

Creating user value: Q&A with EIH chairman Frank Ko

Nov 16, 12:21

E Ink Holding (EIH) has been a pioneer in the development of electrophoretic display (EPD) technology and consequently become a primary e-paper solution supplier for Amazon's Kindle e-book readers. But the company suffered heavy losses during the period from 2012-2015 as the e-book readers market shrunk...

EIH chairman and CEO Frank Ko

BLU maker Coretronic see revenues down in October on seasonality

Nov 10, 11:12

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.793 billion (US$158.67 million) for October, down 5.7% from the previous month due to seasonality.

Acer to own 51% of AOpen shares to expand digital signage business

Nov 10, 10:06

Acer has announced that its participation in AOpen's private placement of shares has been approved by its board of directors. Acer said the move is a part of its strategy to expand its digital signage business, and Acer will also join the management of Aopen's operations to strengthen the cooperation...

Digitimes Research: Panel makers looking to niche large-size applications

Nov 9, 13:49

With to a lack of growth momentum in the traditional mainstream TV and monitor markets, most flat panel makers have paid more attention on the development niche applications for large-sized panels such as public information displays (PIDs), automotive display boards and gaming devices, according to...

HDR TV shipments to grow to 47.9 million units in 2021, says IHS Markit

Nov 7, 10:24

High dynamic range (HDR) is the strongest-developing feature in television sets, according to IHS Markit, which forecasts that HDR TV shipments will grow from 12.2 million in 2017 to 47.9 million in 2021, during which an extra 88.6 million HDR-ready sets - with HDR decoding but no HDR display capability...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship 21 million monitors in 3Q17

Nov 1, 22:31

Taiwan-based makers shipped 21.051 million LCD monitors in third-quarter 2017, increasing 5.1% sequentially and 1.0% on year to take up 67.0% of the global total. The shipment value totaled US$2.313 billion, up 2.4% sequentially and 8.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Coretronic see profits increase in 3Q17

Nov 1, 13:58

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has reported net profits of NT$408 million (US$13.53 million) for the third quarter of 2017, up 68% on quarter. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.96.

Samsung posts record operating profit for 3Q17

Oct 31, 16:50

Samsung Electronics has announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017, reporting revenues of KRW62.05 trillion (US$55.5 billion), compared to KRW14.23 trillion for the same period last year. Operating profit for the quarter reached a record KRW14.53 trillion, compared to...

Sharp posts fourth straight quarterly profits

Oct 30, 15:27

Sharp has reported its fourth consecutive quarterly profits of JPY20.2 billion (US$177 million) for its fiscal second-quarter 2017 (ended September), compared to a year-earlier loss of JPY17.9 billion.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD TV shipments to decline in 4Q17

Oct 25, 14:28

Shipments of LCD TVs by Taiwan-based makers are expected to decline 7.2% on year to 9.36 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017 due to lower-than-expected sales at clients and keen competition from China-based rivals, according to Digitimes Research.

EIH and LTS to co-develop smart patch for medical management

Oct 24, 14:46

E Ink Holdings (EIH) and US-based LTS Lohmann-Therapie Systeme (LTS) have announced a partnership agreement to develop a smart patch prototype based on LTS's transdermal therapeutic system technology, while utilizing EIH's low voltage e-paper solutions.

smart patch

Gaming monitor shipments soar 350% on year, says IHS Markit

Oct 20, 15:30

Global shipments of gaming monitors increased 350% on year to 1.1 million units in the first half of 2017 from the same period a year ago, according to IHS Markit.

Delta aims to push 8K projectors into mass production in 2H18

Oct 5, 10:19

Delta Electronics has recently showcased a prototype of what it claims as the world's first 8K Ultra HD projector and pledged to begin mass production of its 8K projectors in the second half of 2018.

Delta founder Bruce Cheng

Commentary: Micro LED panels can be competitive in smart displays

Sep 27, 15:46

As the displays market is approaching saturation, micro LED panels can compete with LCD and OLED if they are used as smart displays through being embedded with sensors.

A smartwatch with a micro LED display developed by PlayNitride

China makes 820 million smartphones in January-July, says MIIT

Sep 26, 15:57

China-based firms made 1,100.82 million handsets in January-July 2017, increasing 4.0% on year, and 820.75 million of them were smartphones, growing 3.4%, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan market: Optoma launches LED projector

Sep 20, 18:43

Projector supplier Optoma, a subsidiary of BLU maker Coretronics, has launched a LED-based HD-ready projector, ML330, in the Taiwan market.

EIH, Plastic Logic strengthen e-paper partnership

Sep 20, 13:31

Taiwan-based e-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has renewed a master supply agreement (MSA) with Germany-based Plastic Logic, a designer and manufacturer of flexible, glass-free electrophoretic display (EPD) products.

Dell sees solid on-year growth in worldwide monitor market in 2Q17, says IDC

Sep 19, 15:33

Worldwide PC monitor shipments totaled 28.5 million units in the second quarter of 2017, according to IDC. While the shipment total represented a decline of 6.4% over the prior year, some of the market softness can be attributed to a strong second-quarter 2016, presenting the most recently closed quarter...

Touch Taiwan 2017: EIH to showcase ACeP display products

Sep 19, 15:12

E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) will be showcasing an array of its e-paper products and solutions, including its Advanced Color e-Paper (ACeP) display products, flexible e-paper products and an 84-inch spliced e-paper signage board, at Touch Taiwan 2017.

EIH chairman Frank Ko

Touch Taiwan 2017: Innolux to debut 100-inch high brightness quantum dot public display

Sep 18, 15:28

Innolux has revealed it will present its latest series of high-end TV display module, quantum dot display, bezel-less smart display product and TV screen joint by ultra narrow bezel displays at the Touch Taiwan 2017.

Acer 1H17 gaming LCD monitor shipments hike 103%

Sep 14, 15:59

Acer has revealed its gaming LCD monitor shipments soared 103% on year in first-half 2017 with their revenues growing 50%, mainly thanks to launches of mid-range models, according to Victor Chien, Acer's general manager of Display business.

Acer optimistic about its gaming monitor business

Global OEM TV shipments up slightly in 1H17

Sep 14, 15:03

Global shipments of OEM TVs totaled 33.05 million units in the first half of 2017, increasing 4.3% from a year earlier, according to Sigmaintell.

Sharp's orders ramping OEM TV shipments at Foxconn

EIH to see revenues up 20-30% on quarter in 3Q17

Sep 13, 14:32

E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) has reported revenues of NT$1.638 billion (US$54.53 million) for August, up 12% on month and 2.72% on year. Year-to-date revenues totaled NT$10.01 billion, increasing 11.04% from a year earlier.

Touch Taiwan 2017 to kick off September 20

Sep 6, 19:18

The Touch Taiwan 2017 trade fair will kick off in Taipei from September 20-22 featujring nine major sections and accommodating a total of 978 booths. Taiwan's major flat panel makers including AU Optronics (AUO), Innolux, Chunghwa Pictures Tubes (CPT), and touch panel suppliers General Interface Solution...

Touch Taiwan 2017 to kick off on September 20

Taiwan market: Samsung launches The Frame TVs

Sep 6, 15:26

Samsung Electronics has launched its brand new The Frame series TV products in the Taiwan market, promising consumers a new way to experience TV content and visual art through a framed TV.

The Frame series TVs from Samsung

Sharp unveils household 8K TVs

Sep 1, 14:52

Sharp has unveiled its new Aquos 8K products, including 8K TVs and monitors, at IFA 2017 in Berlin and also simultaneously in Tokyo, Taipei, and Shanghai as the company is gearing up efforts to build up its 8K ecosystem.

Sharp introduces 8K display TVs

Global OEM TV shipments to reach over 20 million units in 3Q17

Sep 1, 12:24

Global TV shipments by OEM makers are expected to reach 20.5 million units in the third quarter, buoyed by the traditional peak-season demand and declining TV panel prices, according to China-based marketing research firm Sigmaintell.

China TV OEMs ramping their market share globally

IFA 2017: Samsung highlights connectivity

Sep 1, 12:22

Samsung is showcasing its latest consumer products and technology IFA 2017 in Berlin, highlighting its focus on connectivity of its products.

Samsung at IFA 2017

Acer sees strong growth for gaming products in 1H17

Aug 31, 15:19

Acer has disclosed its sales for gaming products, including notebooks, desktops and monitors, hiked 61%, 51% and 103% respectively on year in first-half 2017.

Acer unveils latest gaming innovations at IFA 2017

E-paper startup Linfiny to focus on e-notebook development

Aug 29, 14:09

EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper startup Linfiny, a joint venture between E Ink Holdings (EIH) and Sony Semiconductor Solutions, will officially kick off its operations in the latter half of 2017 focusing on development e-paper notebook products, according to Frank Ko, chairman of EIH.

EIH expects the e-notebook market to expand in 2H17

E-paper solution provider EIH reports earnings for 1H17

Aug 15, 13:55

E-paper solution providers E Ink Holding (EIH) has reported net profits of NT$798 million (US$26.35 million) or NT$0.71 per share for the second quarter of 2017.

Amtran reports 3rd consecutive quarterly losses for 2Q17

Aug 11, 15:04

TV ODM Amtran Technology has reported its third consecutive quarterly losses of NT$329 million (US$10.83 million) for the second quarter of 2017, affected by increased flat panel prices. EPS for the quarter was negative NT$0.42.

Coretronic acquires Calibre

Aug 10, 13:07

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has announced it has completed the acquisition of a 100% stake in UK-based Calibre, a supplier of image processing products, specialist scalers, flat panel displays and related software products.

SY Chen, president of the visual solution business group at Coretronic

LG, Sony, Sharp ramping TV shipments at expense of Samsung, China players

Aug 3, 12:10

LG Electronics, Sony and Sharp are ramping their TV shipments at the expense of Samsung Electronics and major players in China, which reportedly are suffering a setback in their respective shipments, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: Samsung braces for strong smartphone, monitor and slim TV sales

Jul 31, 16:07

Samsung Electronics is expected to see sales of its smartphones, gaming monitors and ultra-thin TVs in the Taiwan market achieve significant results in 2017, buoyed by the introduction of new models with innovative technologies, according to sources in local retail channels.

Samsung to continue to lead in Taiwan's smartphone market

BLU supplier Coretronic optimistic about 3Q17

Jul 28, 11:53

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic is optimistic about its business outlook for the third quarter, citing growing shipments of energy-saving devices and display products.

Coretronic president of energy saving product group Sarah Lin (center) is optimistic about 3Q17

Sharp files infringement complaint against Hisense

Jul 20, 15:22

Sharp has filed a new patent infringement complaint against Hisense in New York Southern District Court, alleging that Hisense and its affiliate companies produce and sell TV products in the US that infringe its WLAN related patents, and seeking damages and injunction, according to a company's annou...

TV inventory levels at top brands escalating

Jul 20, 12:02

Inventory levels of TVs at the world's top-eight brands have scaled up recently, which could undercut demand for TV panels in the second half of 2017 and therefore push TV panel prices downward, according to industry sources.

TV inventory levels rising

EIH ramping ESL shipments, says paper

Jul 14, 16:02

EPD (electrophoretic display) solution supplier E Ink Holdings (EIH) is expected to see shipments of its electronic shelf labels (ESLs) grow by a double-digit rate in 2017 as the company has begun shipping smart labels to subsidiaries of China-based Alibaba Group and JD.com, according to a Chinese-language...

China market: Curved monitor suppliers pushing sales to gaming market

Jul 12, 22:30

Demand for curved monitors in China has begun to decline recently, pushing panel suppliers and monitor vendors to step up efforts to promote curved monitors to the gaming market, according to industry sources.

Vendors pushing sales of curved monitors to the gaming sector in China

BLU supplier Coretronic sees revenues up sequentially in June

Jul 11, 11:28

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.26 billion (US$139.3 million) for June 2017, up 12% sequentially, but down 11.54% on year.

Coretronic management team disclosing 2Q17 performance

Taiwan taps deeper into US market with advanced automotive electronics

Jul 10, 13:22

Taiwan's auto parts industry is gaining significant growth momentum for shipments to the US, now the industry's largest export outlet, as some American high-tech heavyweights are rushing to develop electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous cars, fueling demand for advanced automotive electronics such...

MSI pushing into gaming monitor market

Jul 7, 10:58

Micro-Star International (MSI) has recently entered the gaming monitor market with new products, looking to compete against the largest vendor, Asustek Computer.

Taiwan ODMs consider suspending ties with LeEco

Jul 5, 14:00

Taiwan-based Compal Electronics is evaluating all possible situations in order to decide whether it will continue to cooperate with China-based LeEco amid the deterioration of its financial condition, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times report, citing company president Ray Chen.

China market: LeEco assets frozen due to overdue loan payments

Jul 4, 16:11

A Shanghai court has frozen assets worth CNY1.237 billion (US$181.95 million) owned by Jia Yueting, chairman of cash-strapped TV vendor LeEco, his wife and three of its subsidiaries, according to media reports in China.

China market: TV brand vendors see disappointing sales in 1H17

Jul 4, 15:13

China-based TV brand vendors experienced disappointing shipments in the first half of 2017, which will account for only 30% of their overall shipments for the year, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.

Taiwan making all-out effort to develop AI applications

Jul 3, 13:57

With global investment fever likely to last for 20 years in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) applications, Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) is gearing up to pool available resources to support the island’s AI development, according to a press statement issued...

Taiwan AI labs gearing up for AI development

ARM mbed scores growing IoT developer base in Asia-Pacific

Jul 3, 10:30

The number of Asia-Pacific IoT developers using the ARM mbed platform has grown significantly to exceed one-third of the platform’s global developer community of 250,000, prompting the UK-headquartered ARM to further deepen its cooperation with partners in the region, according to David Pan,...

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