China market: Market share of smart TV vendors to change drastically in 2016
Jan 21, 15:05
The landscape of the smart TV market in China is expected to undergo a drastic change in 2016 as local brands including Skyworth, Hisense and TCL have continued to ramp up their market share, while Xiaomi Technology and LeTV are actively promoting their low-priced models, according to industry sourc...
Digitimes Research: Smart TVs gain focus in smart home developments
Jan 11, 15:09
According to Digitimes Research, there were several developments that occurred in the smart home family segment throughout the end of 2015 into early 2016. Samsung Electronics announced that its entire 2016 Smart TV line-up will be Internet of Things (IoT) ready and connected with the SmartThings platform...
CES 2016: Samsung features new module TV technology
Jan 8, 10:55
Samsung Electronics is featuring what it dubs a "Future TV Zone" at CES 2016, focusing around modular display technology, which allows for multiple screens in various shapes and sizes to join together to create an entirely customizable TV based on consumers' lifestyle and the content they...
CES 2016: Acer announces new Chrome products, smartphones and LCD monitors
Jan 5, 21:36
Acer has announced its latest Chrome products: the Chromebase 24 all-in-one PC and the Chromebook 11, as well as its new Liquid Jade Primo smartphone, TravelMate P648 commercial notebook, Aspire Switch 12 S 2-in-1, Iconia One 8 and R1, H7 and XR series LCD monitors and will showcase these products...
Skyworth aims to sell 200,000 OLED TVs in 2016
Dec 31, 11:16
China TV vendor Skyworth aims to sell 200,000 OLED TVs in 2016, the company stated at a recent OLED forum in Shenzhen, China. Most of the TVs are expected to have HDR technology, Ultra HD (4K) resolution and come equipped with OLED panels from LG Display.
LeTV launches 70-inch TVs made from Sharp panels
Dec 24, 11:23
China-based vendor LeTV has launched Super TV Max 70, a 70-inch LCD TV which uses ultra-thin Ultra HD TFT-LCD panels produced at Sharp's 10G fab in Sakai City, Japan, according to industry sources.
Toshiba sells TV plant in Indonesia to China-based Skyworth
Dec 22, 17:08
Toshiba has announced that it has reached agreement with China-based Skyworth on the sale of PT Toshiba Consumer Products Indonesia, Toshiba Group's Indonesian manufacturing base for TVs and twin-tub washing machines. Going forward, the company plans to settle the final sales price and complete the...
Toshiba considering selling TV business, say reports
Dec 14, 14:52
Toshiba is considering ending its TV business due to financial struggles and will at least stop TV production abroad at its Indonesia-based facilities, according to a new media report from Japan-based Asahi Shimbum.
One-third of US households will have 4K TVs in 2019, says IHS
Dec 11, 11:43
Ultra HD (4K) LCD panels have recently experienced steep price declines, allowing 4K TV set prices to fall significantly and increasing consumer adoption and household penetration. By the end of 2017, most 50-inch-and-larger TVs worldwide will feature 4K resolution, according to IHS. With its comparatively...
BenQ applying Productivity 4.0-based smart factory solutions to Qisda factory
Nov 30, 23:17
Display device and projector vendor BenQ is applying in-house-developed smart factory solution based on Productivity 4.0, an equivalent of the German-developed Industry 4.0 standard promoted by the Taiwan government, to affiliated Qisda's factory in northern Taiwan, with the completed smart factory...
Sales of commercial TVs drop in China during 3Q15, says firm
Nov 27, 15:39
Sales of TVs in China's commercial segment dropped 1.3% on year during the third quarter of 2015 to 877,900 units, according to statistics from research firm AVC. The figure also represented CNY1.56 billion (US$243.96 million) in revenues, down 7.5% on year.
AOpen competes for digital signage orders, says chairman
Nov 27, 14:44
While many digital signage providers focus on hardware, AOpen has been competitive through developing optimal solutions consisting of hardware, software, content, and maintenance services based on client needs, according to company chairman and CEO Bernie Tsai.
LCD TV shipments to increase under 2% in 2016, says WitsView
Nov 26, 14:58
Global LCD TV shipments for 2015 will total 216 million sets, according to the latest estimation by WitsView. Shipments in 2015 will represent a slight annual decline, for the first time since the shipment slide in 2013. In the short term, consumer spending will generally remain weak due to the sluggish...
Sales of 40-inch TVs in Japan strong in October, says firm
Nov 26, 14:48
TVs sized 40- to 49-inch accounted for 28.73% of Japan's overall TV sales in October while 30- to 39-inch units accounted for 28.66%. This is the first time when the 40-inch TV segment in Japan surpassed the 30-inch segment, according to Japan-based research firm BCN.
China Internet TV brands show lower sentiment rankings than traditional TV brands despite online popularity, says MIC
Nov 20, 11:05
The top-10 LCD TV brands on online stores Tmall and JD during 15 May 2015 and August 2015 were: TCL, Changhong, Hisense, Sharp, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, LeTV, Sony, Skyworth and Haier, according to the Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC). At seventh place, LeTV was the...
Coretronic ships 5.59 million BLUs in October
Nov 11, 11:16
Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 5.59 million backlight units (BLUs) in October, decreasing 11% on month, and 61.56 million units during January-October, dropping 21% on year.
Global LCD TV shipments grow 8% in 3Q15, says WitsView
Nov 2, 20:39
Third-quarter 2015 LCD TV shipments worldwide stood at 53.1 million units, based on the latest reporting from WitsView. Global shipments grew 8.3% quarterly due to the effects of the traditional peak season. However, economic stagnation in Europe and emerging markets also led to a slight on-year decline...
Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD TV shipments increase 16% in 3Q15
Oct 29, 14:08
Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD TVs reached 9.26 million in the third quarter of 2015, up 16.6% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.The makers benefited from TV developments from Toshiba and Xiaomi, and also saw orders increase from various customers to meet peak demand.
Hisense to sell 8K TVs before end of 2015, says report
Oct 27, 14:50
In a bid to stay ahead of growing demand for higher-end TVs in China, Hisense will begin selling 8K TVs by the end of 2015, according to company management as quoted in a report from Japan-based Nikkei Electronics.
Global HDR TV shipments to exceed 32 million in 2019, says IHS
Oct 19, 20:32
High dynamic range (HDR) TV sets, offering enhanced brightness for a broader palette of light outputs and sparkling highlights, will soon be commonplace in the global Ultra HD (4K) TV market. According to IHS, unit shipments of HDR TVs are expected to grow dramatically from 2.9 million in 2016 to 32.6...
Apple updates iMac family with new Ultra HD and 5K Retina displays
Oct 14, 16:17
Apple has updated the entire iMac family, bringing a new Retina Ultra HD display to the 21.5-inch iMac for the first time and the Retina 5K display to every 27-inch iMac. The updated iMacs also feature more powerful processors and graphics, two Thunderbolt 2 ports and new storage options.
Shipments of large-size monitors growing due to demand in China, says report
Oct 5, 15:12
Demand has shifted towards products with larger sizes in the 2015 LCD monitor market. According to WitsView, the share of models sized 23-inch and above in global monitor shipments has increased to upwards of 40% in the third quarter of 2015. The 27-inch and larger segment in particular has seen the...
Acer projector market share reaches record high in 2Q15
Sep 25, 15:40
According to the latest data from PMA, for the second quarter of 2015 Acer has reached a record high market share of 8% worldwide and 17.8% in EMEA, positioning the company as the third largest projector brand worldwide and number one DLP brand in EMEA. In regards to shipments in the quarter, Acer...