Amtran to ship companion robots, says paper
Newswatch - Jan 20, 11:35
TV maker Amtran Technology has developed home-use robots mainly for accompanying children and the elderly and will begin shipments to the China market in second-quarter 2017 and then to Taiwan and US markets in the second half of the year, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily...
TPV eyes 88 million display device shipments in 2017, says paper
Newswatch - Jan 19, 15:30
LCD TV and monitor maker TPV Technology is planning to ship a total of 88 million devices in 2017, up nearly 14 million units from the volume in 2016 and the growth is expected to benefit its upstream component suppliers, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) re...
LeEco to receive investment from China-based Sunac for CNY15 billion
Jan 17, 11:34
LeEco has recently signed contracts with Sunac China Holdings for the latter to invest a total of CNY15 billion (US$2.17 billion) in the former to acquire a 8.61% stake in LeTV, a 15% stake in Le Vision Pictures and a 33.5% stake in a LeTV-related subsidiary. The investment will also make the China-based...
Compal aims to ramp up device shipments by 10% in 2017
Newswatch - Jan 16, 10:53
Compal Electronics aims to ramp up shipments of its device products by 10% to 87 million units in 2017, according to company president Ray Chen. Shipments of device products, including notebooks, tablets, smartphones, smartwatches, TVs, IoT and wearable devices, totaled 79 million units in 2016.
Coretronic shipments up in December
Jan 11, 11:29
Coretronic shipped 4.955 million energy-saving devices consisting of backlight units (BLUs), LCD modules, lighting modules and touch modules in December, slightly increasing 1.3% on month. It shipped 14.73 million units in the fourth quarter, decreasing 5% sequentially, and 57.35 million units in 2016,...
Foxconn appoints CMO, says report
Newswatch - Dec 26, 10:37
Foxconn Electronics has named Freddie Yuan as the first person to hold the title of chief marketing officer (CMO) for the company, with the appointment becoming effective in December, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.
Amtran Technology ships 340,000 LCD TVs, monitors in November
Newswatch - Dec 6, 14:12
ODM Amtran Technology shipped 340,000 LCD TVs and monitors in November, increasing 34.0% on month, and 2.92 million units during January-November, hiking 59.6% on year, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
Gaming monitor competition to heat up in 2017
Dec 6, 11:26
Despite many research firms' pessimistic forecast on consumer LCD monitor shipments, overall LCD monitor shipments are expected to stay flat from a year ago in 2016 thanks to rising demand for enterprise and gaming monitors. Since gaming LCD monitor shipments are enjoying growth, and their ASP and...
China vendors to ship 83.6 million LVD TVs in 2016, says Sigmaintell
Dec 5, 14:26
China-based vendors will together ship 83.6 million LCD TVs under their own brands or acquired foreign brands in 2016, increasing 15% on year for a combined global market share of 33.9% and exceeding the 73.5 million units to be shipped by the world's top-2 vendors Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics,...
Taiwan market: Acer sees desktop shipment growth in 2016
Nov 28, 22:29
Despite Taiwan's weakening PC sales, Acer Taiwan still managed to achieve increased desktop sales in the country, boosting its share of the Taiwan desktop market from 25% previously to 30% currently and the percentage is expected to rise further to 35% in 2017. The growth in 2016 will partly be benefited...
Digitimes Research: Samsung offers smart digital signage
Nov 17, 11:19
Samsung Electronics launched seven 32- to 55-inch smart digital signage solutions with thicknesses of 29.9mm and bezel sizes of 6.9mm in the second half of 2016, equipped with in-house-developed Samsung Smart Signage Platform and Tizen operating system, according to Digitimes Research.
Coretronic shipments shrink in October
Nov 10, 11:14
Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 4.88 million energy-saving devices, mainly backlight units (BLUs) and touch modules, as well as 108,000 DLP projectors and projection systems in October, respectively shrinking 25% and 4% sequentially.
Foxconn team creates startup for digital signage products
Nov 3, 11:36
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is planning to nurture an internal team to create a new startup to push into the digital signage market. The team recently established Linkooh and will focus on developing digital signage hardware, software, content and services.
China market: Nearly 12 million color TVs sold in 3Q16, says AVC
Nov 1, 22:11
There were 11.95 million color TVs sold in the China market during the third quarter of 2016, increasing 8.9% on year, but the corresponding sales value of CNY35.3 billion (US$5.27 billion) decreased 5.9% on year, according to China-based Beijing All View Cloud Data Technology (AVC).
LeEco enters US market
Newswatch - Oct 21, 15:47
China-based LeEco has announced it will enter the US market with products including LCD TVs, smartphones, virtual reality products, cars and bicycles and the company's entry is expected to benefit its supply chain partners including Taiwan-based Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), Amtran,...
EIH, Gigazone jointly launch wireless digital picture frame
Oct 17, 11:12
E-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) and Gigazone International, Gigabyte Technology's subsidiary distributor, have cooperated to launch Pixer, which they describe as the world's first cordless and wireless digital picture frame.
Wistron September notebook shipments hit 2016 high
Oct 11, 20:36
ODM Wistron shipped 2.1 million notebooks in September, the highest monthly level so far in 2016 and increasing 16.7% on month, 5.4 million units in the third quarter, sequentially growing 17.4%, and 13.8 million units in January-September, according to the company.
Digitimes Research: Japan allows use of electronic rear-view mirrors
Oct 4, 11:52
Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) on June 17, 2016 approved the use of electronic rear-view mirrors, mainly consisting of cameras and displays, in place of traditional models in automobiles, making Japan the first country to adopt the technology around the world,...
China market: 32- to 50-inch LCD TV prices up, says Sigmaintell
Sep 26, 14:27
In the China market, average retail prices for 32- to 43-inch LCD TVs have risen about 10% since July 2016, 49- and 50-inch models about 5%, while those for above 50-inch ones have remained unchanged, according to China-based consulting company Sigmaintell.
Coretronic projector shipments rise in August
Sep 9, 11:15
Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 105,000 DLP projectors in August, increasing 10% sequentially. Revenues from the product line totaled NT$1.525 billion (US$48.1 million) for the month, up 16% sequentially.
New Sharp president to speak to employees about future strategy
Aug 16, 11:29
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) vice president Dai Cheng-wu has become the new president of Japan-based Sharp and Dai is planning to host internal meetings on August 21-22 and will make a speech on August 22 to Sharp workers about the company's future strategies.
Coretronic sees decreased July revenues
Aug 10, 11:31
Backlight unit (BLU) and DLD projector maker Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.763 billion (US$149 million) for July, decreasing 1.11% on month and 14.90% on year, and those of NT$32.231 billion for January-July dipped 15.94% on year.
Wistron, Inventec see mixed shipment performances in July
Aug 8, 22:32
Wistron and Inventec announced their shipment performances in July with Wistron shipping 1.5 million notebooks in the month, down 21.05% on month and Inventec 1.4 million mobile devices, down from 1.6 million units a month ago.
Vizio acquisition expected to push LeEco-Foxconn partnership
Jul 28, 21:23
With LeEco Global's (LeTV) acquisition of Vizio, some market watchers believe Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), which has a tight relationship with LeEco and has been making frequent contact with the China-based maker recently, will likely push the establishment of a new TV platform...
Samsung 2Q16 operating profits rise 18% on brisk smartphone sales
Jul 28, 15:11
Samsung Electronics has announced operating profits of KRW8.14 trillion (US$7.24 billion) for the second quarter of 2016, up 21.9% on quarter and 18% from a year earlier, while revenues increased 2.3% sequentially and 4.9% on year to KRW50.94 trillion.
Coretronic nets NT$1.13 per share for 1H16
Jul 28, 11:17
Backlight unit (BLU) and projector maker Coretronic has posted net EPS of NT$1.13 (US$0.035) for first-half 2016, during which it shipped 27.18 million units of energy saving BLUs and 556,000 projectors, the former dropping 29% and the latter rising 10% on year.
Digitimes Research: Launch of Android-based Pepper to ramp up market size
Jul 27, 15:15
SoftBank's launch of Android-based Pepper service robots will encourage Android software developers to develop applications for Pepper, which in return will help ramp up Pepper's market size and its ecosystem, according to a Digitimes Research report on the latest market trends in Japan's digital home...
LeEco may make strategic investment in Vizio
Jul 14, 10:47
China-based online video service operator LeEco (renamed from LeTV) has launched own-brand smartphones and LCD TVs, and reportedly is looking to make a strategic investment in US-based LCD TV vendor Vizio in hopes that Vizio can help it promote online video services in the US market and such services...