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Supply chains eyeing opportunities for 34-inch WQHD monitors

Jan 23, 10:10

Touch solution and panel makers are eyeing opportunities for 34-inch WQHD monitors as the high-end monitor market is expected to remain steady in 2015, according to industry sources.

LCD monitor shipments expected to drop 6% in 1Q15, says WitsView

Jan 22, 11:04

LCD monitor shipments are expected to drop 6% in the first quarter of 2015 and prices for 19.5- and 21-inch LCD monitor panels are expected to drop US$0.70-0.80, according to WitsView.

Digitimes Research: Price wars for Ultra HD TVs spurring in 2015

Jan 21, 15:13

In a push to make Ultra HD TVs more prevalent in the market, TV vendors are aiming to push lower-priced solutions, which is starting to spur intensified price competition among vendors and related supply chains, according to Digitimes Research.

Rising competition from China supply chain: Q&A with Compal president Ray Chen

Jan 21, 11:18

Compal Electronics was one of the pioneers that relocated its major production base to China from Taiwan in 1990 and has since then transformed itself into an IT conglomerate with annual revenues topping over NT$700 billion (US$22.17 billion).

Compal president Ray Chen

Taiwan market: Proportion of LCD TVs sized 47-inch and above reaches 50.3%

Jan 20, 21:54

From January-November 2014 the proportion of LCD TVs sized 47-inch and above sold in the Taiwan market reached 50.3%.

Public display shipments remain steady in 3Q14, says DisplaySearch

Jan 20, 15:50

According to DisplaySearch, on-year public display shipments grew 16% in the third quarter of 2014, and LCD public display shipments alone grew 18%, while plasma public display shipments were negligible, as many plasma products were phased out. Annual public display shipments began to improve in the...

LG showing optimism for OLED TVs

Jan 20, 15:02

LG Electronics is continuing to push OLED TV panel development despite high costs for the technology and competitive LCD technology that is becoming thinner in size and higher in resolution, according to market observers.

LG continuing to push forth its OLED TV business

Digitimes Research: 28-inch monitors veering toward TN technology and 24-inch units IPS

Jan 19, 15:42

Monitors sized 28-inch were an increasingly larger focus for monitor vendors throughout 2014, with Samsung Electronics, IIYAMA, Lenovo and Acer at the forefront. Many of the units released were equipped with Ultra HD panels and twisted nematic (TN) technology, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Ultra HD TV sales expected to reach 3,000 in 1Q15; 10,000 in 2015

Jan 19, 14:39

Ultra HD TVs in the Taiwan market held an estimated 30% share of overall TV sales during the fourth quarter of 2014 and are likely to see a five-fold increase in on-year sales over the 2015 Lunar New Year period, according to local market estimates.

Ultra HD TV sales increasing in Taiwan

Penetration rate for smart TVs is expected to reach as high as 90% in 3 years

Jan 15, 14:45

The penetration rate for smart TVs is expected to reach as high as 90% in three years time following developments by vendors to develop smart solutions and the Internet of Things (IoT), according to market observers.

Digitimes Research: Curved OLED TV sales unlikely to break 800,000 in 2015

Jan 9, 16:00

Following developments to push Ultra HD TVs in the market vendors have begun to promote curved units as well and aim to push the technology throughout 2015-2016. However, due to higher panel costs, limited market prospects and higher retail pricing, shipments during the time period will be limited,...

Digitimes Research: Ultra HD BD players not likely to be available until end of 2015

Jan 9, 15:32

Panasonic is showcasing an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player (BDP) prototype at CES 2014 and is the only exhibitor with such a device at the show. Digitimes Research believes Ultra HD BDPs will wait at least until the end of 2015 before hitting store shelves, but demand may pick up in 2016.

Samsung holds 37% share in global Ultra HD TV market in 2014

Jan 9, 14:49

Samsung Electronics held a 37% share in the global Ultra HD TV market during 2014. Approximately 50% of the Ultra HD TVs Samsung sold in 2014 were for curved units.

Explosive growth forecast for quantum dot TV technology, says DisplaySearch

Jan 8, 21:42

LCD TV makers are responding to the challenge of OLED, with quantum dot (QD) technology, curved screens and other innovations. According to new information from DisplaySearch, in order to boost consumer value in the LCD TV market, Ultra HD (4K) enhanced-color LCD TVs, using quantum dot (QD) technology...

QD Vision receives new funding round to meet growing demand for quantum dot technology

Jan 8, 21:33

QD Vision has announced it has received "significant" new investments to meet surging demand for its Color IQ quantum dot technology for TVs and monitors. The new funding will help accelerate the growth of the company, particularly by expanding sales and marketing operations in China. The...

Philips and AOC adopt QD Vision quantum dot technology for new monitors

Jan 8, 21:32

Philips and AOC have adopted QD Vision's Color IQ Quantum Dot (QD) technology for their new 27-inch high-performance LCD monitors, according to QD Vision. The quantum dot displays achieve 99% Adobe RGB color quality.

Digitimes Research: Samsung, LG, Panasonic bent on competing against Android TV

Jan 8, 15:14

Observing major LCD TV brand vendors' strategies for 2015, Google's Android TV has become the official platform for Sony's and Sharp's smart TVs, but vendors such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Panasonic are still resisting Android, and bent on using their in-house developed platforms to...

HKC to build 8.5G LCD panel fab in China

Jan 8, 14:51

China-based display products maker HKC has signed an agreement with the Chongqing government to invest CNY12 billion (US$1.92 billion) in a new 8.5G fab in the western Chinese city that will go into mass production in the third quarter of 2017, according to sources at the company.

CES 2015: Samsung sports 110-inch 8K TV

Jan 8, 07:44

Samsung Electronics is displaying its 110-inch 8K TV at the CES 2015 exhibition, which uses panel technology from China-based BOE.

CES 2015: Sony displays new Ultra HD TVs

Jan 7, 14:18

Sony has announced that a total of 11 new Ultra HD Bravia LCD TVs will be on display at CES 2015, featuring new technologies such as the company's 4K Processor X1.

Global diagnostic displays shipments to grow at 5% CAGR between 2014-2018, says DisplaySearch

Jan 7, 14:09

Global shipments of diagnostic displays are forecast to grow at a 5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2014-2018, according to DisplaySearch. Larger high-resolution wide-aspect-ratio displays are starting to become more popular, but 21.3-inch displays had a 67% share of unit shipments and...

Curved LCD TV shipments expected to reach between 2.8-3 million units in 2015

Jan 5, 21:18

According to Digitimes Research, curved LCD TV shipments in 2015 are expected to reach between 2.8-3 million, a total that is lower than other market estimates of five million units.

LCD TV shipments to reach 239 million in 2015, says DisplaySearch

Jan 5, 14:43

After a year of weak growth for the LCD TV industry in 2013, worldwide shipment growth has accelerated every quarter in 2014, with total units rising more than 10% in the third quarter. According to DisplaySearch, 2014 LCD TV shipments will reach 223 million units, which is a 7% increase over the previous...

China market: Local TV vendors have brand advantage over international competitors, says Avanti

Jan 5, 14:24

Despite Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics expected to hold a 40% global market share during 2015, within the China market local TV brands such as Changhong, TCL and Hisense still possess an absolute geographical advantage in terms of brand image and visibility, according to Avanti.

CES 2015: 8K TVs to be on display

Dec 31, 11:19

In addition to connected devices, new Ultra HD (4K) TVs and thinner LED TVs, consumers can expect to see new lineups of OLED, quantum dot (QD) and even 8K TVs at the CES 2015 exhibition.

Taiwan market: Sony to drop pricing for several Ultra HD TVs

Dec 30, 16:09

In an attempt to push Ultra HD TV sales in the Taiwan market, Sony will drop pricing for several Bravia TVs throughout the Lunar New Year period and continue to aim lower-priced solutions in 2015, according to the company.

Quantum dot TVs to make breakthrough in 2015, say observers

Dec 30, 14:41

Quantum dot (QD) TVs are expected to make an impact in the TV market going into 2015 as more vendors are expected to release the technology to compete with OLED, according to market observers.

China market: Penetration rate for Ultra HD TVs to reach 30% going into 2015

Dec 29, 21:50

The penetration rate for Ultra HD TVs in the China market is expected to reach 30% going into 2015, according to supply chain maker estimations.

Nearly 55% of TVs shipped in 2015 to be 40-inch and above, says MIC

Dec 29, 14:48

Heading into 2015 more than 50% of TVs shipped are expected to be for units sized 40-inch and above, according to industry analysis from research firm MIC.

4K TV panel demand to help drive large-size TV panel shipments in 2015

Ultra HD demand to grow at 72% CAGR until 2018, says FutureSource

Dec 25, 15:45

The worldwide TV market is forecast to grow to 234 million units in 2014, representing a 3% growth from 2013, according to Futuresource Consulting. However, 2014 is projected to see a 4% fall in trade value to US$97 billion, reflecting a decline in average retail prices from US$652 to US$608.

Compal reportedly to undertake ODM production of LCD TVs for LG

Dec 25, 11:05

Compal Electronics will obtain ODM orders for 1-2 million 32-, 60- and 70-inch LCD TVs from LG Electronics in 2015, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

China-based TCL November LCD TV sales down on year

Dec 24, 23:00

China-based vendor TCL sold 1.345 million LCD TVs globally in November, decreasing on year by 24.8%, but 361,000 smart LCD TVs of which increased by 16.2%, according to the company.

Global LCD TV shipments in 2014 estimated at 215 million units, says consulting firm

Dec 24, 11:41

There will be 215 million LCD TVs shipped globally in 2014, increasing on year by 5.5%, and the shipments will grow by 3.7% to 223 million units in 2015 with Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics together having a global market share of 39.3% and all China-based vendors a combined share of 32.9%,...

TV panel growth estimated at 3.4% in 2015, says WitsView

Dec 23, 11:27

The TV panel shipment growth rate in 2015 is expected to be at 3.4%. Additionally, the average TV panel size shipped is expected to grow by 0.5-inch, according to WitsView.

China market: LeTV aims to ship 3-4 million own-brand LCD TVs in 2015

Dec 23, 11:19

China-based OTT operator LeTV has sold 1.5 million own-brand LCD TVs in the China market in 2014 and aims to sell 3-4 million units in 2015, according to the company.

Computex 2015 out of booths

Dec 22, 21:58

Although Computex 2015 will not begin until June 2015, booths for the show have already sold out as many emerging players in the cloud computing and Internet of thing (IoT) industries are looking to promote their innovations and products via the show, according to the show host Taipei Computer Association...

Computex 2015 to be hosted from June 2-6

Worldwide CE market forecast to grow 4.5% in 2014, says Futuresource

Dec 22, 15:35

It has been another difficult year for many CE vendors as convergence takes its toll on dedicated product segments and competition has squeezed profits in key areas like TV. However, worldwide CE sales are still forecast to rise by 4.5% in 2014 to reach US$707 billion (trade value), driven largely...

WCG Ultra HD models to be TV sales promotion focus in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Dec 22, 11:21

Japan-, South Korea- and China-based LCD TV vendors are expected to focus marketing on WCG (wide color gamut) Ultra HD models in 2015 and consequently WCG models as a proportion of all LCD TVs will significantly rise, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

International vendors to launch QD LCD TVs in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Dec 22, 11:19

International LCD TV vendors, including Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Sony and China-based TCL and Hisense, are expected to launch quantum dot (QD) models for market differentiation in 2015, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Taiwan market: LG launches 42- to 55-inch smart digital signage

Dec 19, 11:36

LG Electronics has launched 42- to 55-inch smart digital signage equipped with IPS panels produced by LG Display and multimedia editing software in the Taiwan market, with small- to medium-size businesses being target customers, according to LG Electronics Taiwan.

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.

Gou Shou-cheng, manager of Foxconn IT shopping mall in Taipei, Taiwan

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...

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