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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...

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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.

LG Electronics announces 3Q14 performance

Oct 29, 20:53

LG Electronics has announced third-quarter consolidated revenues of KRW14.92 trillion (US$14.54 billion), an increase of 7.4% on year, and operating profit of KRW461.3 billion (US$449.61 million), more than double the figure from the same period a year ago.

Flip Chip technology expected to be used in more LED TVs released in 2015

Oct 29, 14:44

Direct-type LED TVs featuring Flip Chip LED technology are becoming more prevalent in the market and many China- and Korea-based TV vendors are expected to start using the technology in units released in 2015 in order to reduce LED costs.

Japan TV vendors considering less aggressive stance in low-priced TV market

Oct 29, 10:46

Japan-based TV vendors are considering taking a less aggressive stance in the low-priced TV market as competition is intensifying and instead will focus mainly on high-end TVs such as Ultra HD units.

Will OLED become the new standard in TV technology?

Oct 27, 22:09

Despite increasing popularity for Ultra HD TVs, Korea panel makers still anticipate growth for OLED TVs over the next few years, with shipments expected to see some of the biggest increases as of 2017 when OLED TV panel material costs are expected to decrease and yields increase.

Global Pay TV market to generate US$269 billion in 2014, says ABI Research

Oct 24, 16:09

The worldwide Pay TV market is expected to surpass 920 million subscribers by the end of 2014. Overall, Pay TV average revenues per user (ARPU) are expected to drop slightly due to increasing price competition, but at a lower rate compared to the ARPU drop in 2013, according to ABI Research.

Digitimes Research: OLED TV pricing to remain double Ultra HD TV pricing through 2016; China vendors see mixed results in LCD TV sales abroad

Oct 24, 14:05

OLED TV pricing is expected to remain double that of Ultra HD TVs through 2016, which will influence the 120% on-year expected growth in Ultra HD TV shipments in 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

LCD TV sales in China increase throughout Mid-Autumn-October 1 period; Ultra HD TV penetration rate rises 23%

Oct 23, 15:41

LCD TV sales in China reached 6.02 million from the Mid-Autumn through October 1 period to represent an on-year increase of 2.4%, according to AVC. In the one week October 1 holiday period, LCD TV sales were down 15.6% on year.

Ultra HD TV penetration rate increases in China during October

Taiwan shipments of LCD TVs expected to reach 19.69 million in 2H14

Oct 23, 14:52

Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD TVs are expected to reach 19.69 million during the second half of 2014, up 6.4% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

TV vendors aim to ship 34 million Ultra HD TVs in 2015

Oct 22, 14:49

TV vendors aim to ship 34 million Ultra HD TVs in 2015, up 120% on year, according to supply chain sources.

TV vendors look to upcoming holiday periods for Ultra HD TV development

Oct 21, 15:09

With 50-inch Ultra HD TVs from Vizio now being offered below US$1,000 in addition to units from other vendors priced around US$1,200-1,300, TV vendors aim to see whether consumers in North America will turn to purchasing Ultra HD units over the holiday season despite lagging content in the market.

High-end 27- to 32-inch monitors becoming new focus for vendors

Oct 20, 14:35

Monitor vendors are showing increased signs that their new high-end monitors for release through the end of 2014 and into 2015 will be sized 27- to 32-inch and feature Ultra HD panels.

Taiwan market: Epson launches 3D home theater projectors

Oct 17, 14:10

Seiko Epson on October 16 launched three 3D home theater projectors, the high-end EH-TW6600W and EH-TW6600 and entry-level EH-TW570, in the Taiwan market at recommended retail prices of NT$69,900 (US$2,307), NT$59,900 and NT$25,900, according to Epson Taiwan Technology & Trading.

Epson 3D home theater projector model EH-TW6600W

TV panel makers expect healthy shipments to China throughout 1Q15

Oct 17, 11:29

TV panel makers expect healthy shipments to China throughout the first quarter of 2015 as vendors prepare for the upcoming shopping holidays.

Apple introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display

Oct 17, 11:27

Apple has unveiled the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, featuring high resolution display technology with 14.7 million pixels.

Digitimes Research: Average retail pricing for 23- to 27-inch LCD monitors down in October

Oct 17, 11:13

Average retail pricing for LCD monitors in the US, UK, Germany, Japan and China will all see declines on month in October 2014, with 27-inch units dropping 5% to US$341, 24- and 23-inch units 1% to US$264 and US$259, respectively, and 22-inch units 2.8% to US$175, according to Digitimes Research.

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