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Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship 10.235 million LCD TVs in 4Q15

Feb 4, 12:27

Taiwan-based makers shipped 10.235 million LCD TVs on ODM, OEM or OBM (own brand manufacturing) worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2015, increasing 12.0% on quarter but decreasing 5.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Korea government invests in public displays, says report

Jan 25, 15:01

The Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technologies (KEIT) will invest as much as US$6.67 million in public information displays, according to Korea-based ET News.

TV continues to lead advertising market in Japan, online advertising coming on strong, says IHS

Jan 25, 14:31

Though the Web would seem to be the obvious go-to medium for advertisers in the smartphone era, Japan-based advertisers are still primarily focusing their attention on TV commercials to deliver their brand message. In 2015, TV commercials accounted for 41% of total net advertising revenues in Japan,...

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...

Leading TV brands to increase reliance on panel suppliers in Taiwan and China in 2016, says IHS

Jan 20, 14:06

Leading global TV brands Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, seeking to complete their product lineups, increase back-up supply and boost savings, plan to rely less on their captive panel suppliers and turn to outsourcing instead. The two South Korea TV brands made up 41% of the total panel shipments...

Digitimes Research: HDR apparent at CES 2016

Jan 19, 15:49

HDR has the most noticeable push forward from vendors in terms of TV technology at CES 2016 in addition to 8K prototypes, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD monitor shipments decline over 10% in 2015; global shipments down 10%

Jan 18, 14:52

Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD monitors reached 19.82 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, down 6.2% on quarter and down 10.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

TV shipments in China up 7% in 4Q15

Jan 15, 13:47

TV shipments in China reached 16.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, up 7% on year, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.

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...

Pico projector unit sales growth estimated at 50% in 2015, says PMA Research

Jan 4, 16:13

Pico projectors are estimated to have grown 50% in unit sales in 2015, according to PMA Research. During the first three quarters of 2015, worldwide unit sales of pico projectors and personal projectors jumped 49% on year. Revenues surged too, turning in a 40% gain on a year-to-date basis.

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.

2016 will be the year of USB Type C and DisplayPort is along for the ride: Q&A with Analogix

Dec 24, 17:50

At this point most consumers are not that familiar with the USB Type C specification but it has the IT industry excited, with adoption rates among makers ramping up quickly. Leading market players including Apple, Google and Microsoft have already adopted the standard in some of their products and...

Andre Bouwer, vice president of marketing for IC design house Analogix

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.

Corning Iris glass chosen for LeTV Super TV Max 70

Dec 23, 14:29

Corning has announced its Iris glass has been chosen by LeTV for use in the China vendor's Super TV Max 70.

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...

Asustek acquires 40% share in gaming monitor market; seeing increasing competition

Dec 15, 14:15

Asustek Computer has taken a 40% share of the worldwide high-end gaming PC monitor market and significantly expanded its profitability, but the success has attracted competitors such as Acer, BenQ and ViewSonic to follow suit and launch gaming monitors, according to sources from the upstream supply...

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...

Digitimes Research: China touch panel makers increasing investments in niche products and large-size applications

Dec 7, 15:49

The China International Touchscreen Exhibition (C-Touch) was recently held in Shenzhen, China, featuring a number of local and international touch and IC makers. Throughout the exhibition there were several noticeable trends namely a revival of G/G solutions, development of large-size touch screens...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan TV shipments to grow 2.6% in 2016

Dec 4, 12:29

Taiwan TV makers' shipments are expected to reach 35.14 million in 2016, up 2.6% on year, to hold a 16.4% global share of the overall 215 million TVs estimated to ship in the year, according to Digitimes Research.

BOE 10.5G fab set to produce large-size, high-resolution panels in 2018

Dec 3, 14:44

China-based panel maker BOE is set to begin construction on a 10.5G fab in February 2016 and finish in 2018. The fab will focus mainly on production of 65-inch and above-size TV panels with resolutions ranging from 4K, 8K and eventually 10K.

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...

Samsung continues to decrease TV production capacity in 2015

Nov 30, 23:01

Samsung Electronics has reduced its TV production capacity by over 11 million units since the beginning of 2015 until the end of September due to weakening TV demand, according to a report from Korea-based Money Today.

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...

CSOT 8.5G substrate production grows 40% in October; TCL reports growing smart TV sales

Nov 12, 15:06

China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) has reported total substrates produced from its two 8.5G fabs reached 203,000 in October, up 40.5% on year, with one of the fabs (t1) accounting for 150,000 units.

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.

China ODM TV shipments climb 39% in 3Q15, says firm

Nov 9, 14:32

China ODM shipments of TV products reached 11.62 million in the third quarter of 2015, up 38.8% on year, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.

Sony opens store in Taiwan mainly pushing mid-range and high-end products

Nov 5, 15:20

Sony has opened a store in the Breeze Center shopping mall in Taipei, Taiwan, and will mainly demonstrate its mid-range and high-end products including Bravia TVs, tablets, smartphones, wearables, digital cameras and headphones.

Sony opens a store in Taiwan

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.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers see LCD monitor shipments drop 9% in 3Q15

Oct 26, 22:41

Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD monitors during the third quarter of 2015 dropped 9.3% on year to 20.11 million, which also represented a 1.7% quarterly decline, according to Digitimes Research.

AMOLED TV pricing on the decline in China, says report

Oct 23, 11:52

AMOLED TV pricing in China has decreased 17% since May of 2015, falling to an average price of CNY16,157 (US$2,542), according to research firm AVC.

BenQ tapping China market for smart solutions

Oct 20, 11:03

Display system vendor BenQ has been promoting its smart solutions among retail chain operators in the China market, according to company president and CEO Conway Lee.

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...

Larger, high-resolution TVs held increased market shares in China during 3Q15, says report

Oct 19, 15:27

The China TV market reached 11.01 million units in the third quarter of 2015, up 0.5% on year, and was valued at CNY37.6 billion (US$5.9 billion), according to research firm AVC.

Digitimes Research: October average retail price for 27-inch monitors rises most among all sizes

Oct 16, 14:02

The global average retail price for 27-inch LCD monitors in October stands at US$418, increasing 5% on month, which is the highest growth among models of all sizes. Pricing for 24-inch models at US$243 has decreased 4%, while 20-, 22- and 23-inch prices are unchanged, according to Digitimes Research...

Panasonic looking to Europe as key to OLED strategy

Oct 15, 14:46

Panasonic aims to tackle the Europe market with high-end OLED TVs initially in order to assess market potential before moving onto other areas, according to market observers.

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.

Apple iMac all-in-one PC with new Retina display

Samsung, LG to mass produce OLED digital signage in 2016, says reports

Oct 14, 15:27

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics both plan to mass produce OLED digital signage applications in 2016, according to Korea media.

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...

LCD TV shipment declines to influence panel maker shipments

Sep 30, 15:42

As LCD TV shipments are expected to be lower than originally estimated for 2015, panel makers are also lowering shipments, which include adjustments for the second half of 2015.

Weak demand causes 5% drop in TV sales in China during Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day, says report

Sep 29, 20:36

Combined TV set shipments of the six major China TV brands – Changhong, Hisense, Haier, Konka, Skyworth and TCL – will total 58.43 million in 2015, according to WitsView. The year's estimated annual shipments from these six vendors represent a 2.7% increase compared with the 56.91 million...

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...

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