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US cable performance improves, but Pay TV market headwinds remain, says IHS

May 27, 14:28

While cable operators continue to show improvement, the overall pay TV market still faces strong headwinds. According to IHS, US cable companies improved on normal quarterly losses In the first quarter of 2015, losing only 132,900 subscribers since the fourth quarter of 2014. Many pay TV operators...

Taiwan market: Sony unveils Bravia LCD TVs

May 27, 14:23

Sony on May 26 unveiled eight 32- to 75-inch Ultra HD and Full HD LCD TVs under its Bravia brand for launch in the Taiwan market.

Hisense launches new 4K ULED TVs

May 26, 15:04

Hisense has released new 55- and 65-inch TVs including new Ultra HD (4K) ULED units at the CES Asia exhibition.

Hisense showcases its latest 4K TVs at CES Asia

TV sales in China down 6% during May 1 holiday period, says WitsView

May 22, 16:33

TV sales in the China market during the 2015 May 1 holiday period were down 6% on year, according to findings from WitsView.

TCL looking to India and Brazil for expanding TV business

May 21, 15:56

As China TV vendor TCL saw only 0.43% on-year growth in TV sales from January-April 2015, the company is now looking to expand more into Brazil and India to improve its performance.

Digitimes Research: Monitor vendors continuing large-size, high resolution strategy

May 19, 16:03

Monitor vendors are continuing to tackle curved units sized 27-inch and above with 2560 by 1080 and Ultra HD resolutions as part of their strategy in the first half of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

Worldwide smart TV shipment volume estimated to reach 88 million units in 2015, says MIC

May 14, 16:01

The worldwide smart TV shipment volume is estimated to reach around 88 million units in 2015, about 41.2% of the worldwide LCD TV market, according to MIC.

Korea IT players aggressively investing in Vietnam

May 14, 15:34

Korea-based IT players such as Samsung Electronics, Samsung Display and LG Electronics see Vietnam as an important production base and have been increasing their investments in the country.

China TV sales during May 1 period drop on year

May 13, 15:19

TV sales in China during the May 1 one-week holiday period reached 3.51 million units. generating revenues of CNY13.9 billion (US$2.24 billion), and representing on-year declines of 8.4pp and and 6.6pp, respectively.

Samsung favoring QD Ultra HD TVs over OLED in 2015

May 12, 22:14

Samsung Electronics believes Ultra HD (4K) Quantum Dot (QD) TVs will have a stronger presence in the TV industry over OLED during 2015 as OLED costs remain high, according to Samsung representatives quoted in a report by South Korea-based Money Today.

LG OLED TV sales hold less than 1% share in China during Lunar New Year

May 11, 22:02

LG Electronics has reported its 55-inch Full HD OLED TV sales reached just under 1,200 units in the China market during the 2015 Lunar New Year in China to hold a 0.72% share of the high-end TVs sold during the time period.

Digitimes Research: Panel makers see improved performances due to lowered costs and steady pricing

May 11, 15:17

Panel makers in Asia have continued to strengthen their financial performances in 2015 as panel pricing has remained similar to that in 2014 while overall production costs have dropped, leading to increased profits for most makers, according to Digitimes Research.

TPV estimates over 70 million in shipments for LCD display products in 2015

May 8, 10:49

TPV estimates that shipments of products with LCD displays are expected to reach over 70 million in 2015 and that more than half of its display and chip components will be purchased from Taiwan makers.

Global TV shipments grow 3% in 2014

May 6, 14:33

The global TV market reached 230 million in 2014, up 3% on year, with growth occurring in most major markets including China and the Middle East, according to statistics from DisplaySearch.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD TV shipments in 1Q15 lowest since 2010

May 4, 15:13

Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD TVs reached 7.48 million in the first quarter of 2015, down over 30% on quarter and the lowest since the first quarter of 2010, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung reports decreased profits for 1Q15

Apr 30, 13:38

Samsung Electronics has reported net profits of KRW4.63 trillion (US$4.35 billion) for the first quarter of 2015, down 38.2% from the KRW7.49 trillion of a year earlier. Meanwhile, revenues for the first quarter reached KRW47.12 trillion, down 11% on quarter.

LCD TV shipments decrease 24% on quarter in 1Q15, says WitsView

Apr 30, 12:08

The global shipments of LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2015 totaled 51.4 million units, according to WitsView. This figure translates to a quarterly decline of 24%. In addition to the first quarter being an off-peak season, there were other forces causing the shipment decline. One factor was the lowering...

Digitimes Research: Japan online video market to grow significantly starting 2H15

Apr 29, 22:40

Japan's online video market is expected to grow significantly starting the second half of 2015 when Netflix begins to offer its services, NTT DoCoMo launches its dTV Terminal program and the local top-five cable TV operators start offering free online video services, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan sees decreased 1Q15 LCD monitor shipments

Apr 23, 20:31

Taiwan-based ODMs shipped 18.799 million LCD monitors worth US$2.155 billion in the first quarter of 2015, with the shipment volume dropping 15.5% on quarter and 6.5% on year. Shipment value slipped 13.8% and 1.2% respectively, according to Digitimes Research.

China top-6 vendors see TV shipments to markets abroad increase 16% in 1Q15

Apr 20, 21:56

The top six major LCD TV vendors in China saw accumulative shipments to markets outside China grow 16% on year in the first quarter of 2015, with approximately 30% of the amount going to North America.

Ultra-thin sets to make up 15% of TV market in China in 2017

Apr 16, 15:59

The China TV market is estimated to reach 45.35 million in 2017, of which ultra-thin units are expected to hold a 15.4% market share or about seven million units, according to industry estimations.

LeTV expected to double TV sales in 2015

Apr 15, 22:54

LeTV reported nearly 1.6 million in LCD TV sales during 2014 and is likely to reach between 3.5-4 million in 2015, according to industry estimates.

Digitimes Research: 20- and 24-inch monitor retail pricing to decline in April

Apr 15, 15:05

Average retail prices for 20- and 24-inch LCD monitors in the US, UK, Germany, China and Japan during April 2015 are expected to decrease 8.7% to US$116 and 6.5% to US$244, respectively, according to Digitimes Research.

China market: Video content provider LeTV to unveil smartphones

Apr 14, 15:48

China-based video network operator and LCD TV vendor LeTV is expected to step into the smartphone market by unveiling 2-3 smartphones during a product event in Beijing on April 14, according to sources familiar with the event.

Global LCD TV shipment growth slowing in 2015, says IHS

Apr 14, 15:44

2014 LCD TV shipments grew more than 7% worldwide, with much improved demand growth in developed regions, but with slowing growth in emerging markets. However, the outlook for 2015 is not as strong as previously forecast, according to IHS. Worldwide LCD TV shipments are expected to grow just 4% in...

Samsung tops global smart TV market in 2014

Apr 13, 22:00

Samsung Electronics held a 28.2% share in the global smart TV market during 2014, the largest stake compared to any other vendor, while LG Electronics held a 15.2% share, according to statistics from DisplaySearch.

Display industry output estimated at US$180 billion in 2018, with OLED on the rise, says LG Display VP

Apr 10, 10:18

The output value of the display industry in 2018 is estimated to reach US$180 billion, with LCD technologies accounting for 90%, according to LG Display VP Sooyoung Yoon.

Realtek March revenues rebound

Stockwatch - Apr 9, 20:23

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.55 billion (US$81.8 million) for March 2015, up 21% sequentially and 2.2% from a year ago.

TCL expects smartphone revenues to expand 30% in 2015

Apr 7, 22:15

TCL expects its smartphone revenues to grow 30% on year in 2015, during which it will also begin to push sales of its smartphones in India and Brazil, according to company chairman Li Dongsheng.

Ultra HD TV penetration rate estimated to reach 20% in 2015

Apr 7, 14:25

Driven by price competitiveness in the North America market and increasing demand in the China market, the penetration rate for Ultra HD (4K) TVs is expected to reach 20% globally in 2015.

4K TV demand on the rise

Panasonic in negotiations with Zuiko for plasma plant sale, says report

Apr 2, 13:40

Panasonic is reportedly planning to sell its production plants, which were originally used for plasma TV manufacturing, in Amagasaki, Japan to Japan-based sanitary product maker Zuiko, according to a Nikkei report, but Zuiko has noted that the negotiations are not yet completed.

China market: Xiaomi unveils 5 new products

Mar 31, 21:56

Xiaomi Technology has unveiled five new products to celebrate its five-year anniversary. The new products include a pink edition Xiaomi Note, Hongmi 2A, Xiaomi 2 TV, Xiaomi scale and Xiaomi power supply adapter.

Xiaomi scale

Toshiba in talks to sell large stake of Egypt-based TV manufacturing facilities, says report

Mar 30, 23:09

Toshiba is reportedly in talks to sell off 40% of its 51% stake in TV manufacturing facilities in Egypt to local home electronics company El Araby in a deal that is expected to bring in Toshiba several hundred million Japanese Yen, according to a report from Japan-based SankeiBiz.

Commercial TV market in China expected to reach 3.35 million in 2015, says firm

Mar 26, 22:31

The commercial TV market in China is expected to reach 3.35 million units in 2015, up 3.4% on year, according to statistics from AVC.

Global pay TV subscriber base to surpass 1.1 billion in 2020, says ABI Research

Mar 25, 15:50

According to ABI Research, the worldwide pay TV market grew at a steady rate of 4% in 2014 to reach 923.5 million subscribers. "Despite the growth in subscriber base, weak currency exchange rates resulted in a slower increase of pay TV market service revenues. Worldwide, the pay TV market generated...

Foxconn considering setting up TV production lines in India to cope with demand from Sony

Mar 25, 12:26

Foxconn Electronics reportedly plans to set up production lines for LCD TVs in India in order to cope with demand from Sony, according to industry sources.

Sony to reduce TV and smartphone orders to Taiwan production partners

Mar 23, 11:14

In the wake of continued slow sales of its LCD and smartphone products, Sony is expected to lower the sales ratio of low-margin products and thus will adjust its outsourcing policy, a move which will affect Taiwan-based ODM/OEM partners, including Foxconn Electronics, TPV Technology and Arima Communications,...

LeTV expects smart TV online sales to reach 3 million in 2015

Mar 18, 14:31

China-based content provider and TV vendor LeTV saw sales of smart TVs sold online reach 1.6 million in 2014 and estimates it will climb to three million in 2015, according to statistics from research firm AVC.

Sony announces fiscal 3Q14 financial results

Mar 17, 19:59

Sony has announced its financial results for fiscal third-quarter 2014, ending December 31, 2014. Sales and operating revenues were JPY2.566 trillion (US$21.213 billion), an increase of 6.5% on year.

Samsung increases LCD TV panel purchases to help meet 60 million TV sales target in 2015

Mar 16, 15:10

In preparation for an expected increase in TV sales during 2015, Samsung Electronics increased TV panel orders to makers in China and Taiwan including China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT), BOE, AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux.

Samsung aims to sell 60 million TVs in 2015

Xiaomi aims to take No. 1 smartphone vendor ranking in 10 years, says CEO

Mar 10, 14:52

Xiaomi Technology aims to become the number one smartphone vendor globally in terms of market share within 10 years, according to company chairman and CEO Lei Jun.

LCD TV panel pricing expected to ease in 2Q15

Mar 6, 11:49

Pricing for 32-inch Open Cell TV panels is expected to ease in the second quarter of 2015 as China-based panel maker BOE ramps up production at its Chongqing-based 8.5G facilities and LG Display increases shipments.

Digitimes Research: 24- and 27-inch monitor retail pricing increases in February

Mar 4, 22:02

Global average retail prices for 24- and 27-inch LCD monitors in February 2015 rose on month by 6% to US$265 and 14% to US$465, respectively, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung purchases LED display maker Yesco, says report

Mar 4, 14:12

Samsung Electronics has purchased US-based LED display maker Yesco Electronics in order to expand its digital signage business, according to Korea-based newspaper ChosunBiz.

Automotive heads up displays to exhibit CAGR of 27.3% by 2024, says ABI Research

Mar 3, 15:32

Almost one-third of consumer vehicles shipping in 2024 will be equipped with some form of heads up displays (HUDs), with the bulk of the growth driven by combiner units, according to ABI Research. "The lower manufacturing cost and smaller size of combiner HUDs will make this kind of display viable...

Interactive display market on the rise, says Futuresource

Mar 3, 14:23

Despite the increased focus on PCs and tablets, interactive display value is growing due to a strong transition to higher priced interactive flat panels, which accounted for over one third of the market in 2014, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting.

Samsung, LG and Sony to purchase 42% of global TV panel supply in 2015, says IHS

Mar 2, 21:28

Leading global TV vendors Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Sony, gained market share and increased their on-year shares of LCD TV shipments by an average of 11% in 2014, which is higher than the market average. According to IHS, the top three TV brands purchased more than one third (37%) of...

China market: LCD TV shipments down in 2014, expected to gain strength in 2015, says firm

Feb 24, 21:14

LCD TV shipments in China during 2014 reached 52.37 million, down 3.8% on year, and are expected to reach 53.75 million in 2015, up 2.6%, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.

Sony to establish alliance to promote new Ultra HD broadcast technology

Feb 17, 15:39

Sony is planning to form an alliance, the IP Life Consortium, with 10 companies including Cisco and Germany-based wireless player Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) to boost IP-based Ultra HD video broadcasts, allowing TV stations worldwide to set up Ultra HD infrastructure with lower costs, according to...

Digitimes Research: Korea TV vendors outsourcing orders in order to secure panels

Feb 16, 21:45

In an effort to secure TV panels in 2015 as supply will be limited, Korea-based TV vendors Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are each planning to outsource TV production orders to makers in Taiwan and China such as Compal and BOE who have relations with supply chain makers that can guarantee supply,...

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