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Wistron sees earnings tumble nearly 50% on year in 1Q16

Newswatch - May 16, 15:17

ODM Wistron has reported net profits of NT$383 million (US$11.74 million) for the first quarter of 2016, a sharp decline of 46.6% from a year earlier.

Upcoming exhibitions to promote IT innovations

May 12, 11:43

Six exhibitions are expected to come up in May and June, promoting the latest IT innovations including PC, smartphone, smart wearable device, robot and Internet of Things (IoT) applications

Radiant, Coretronic see mixed growth in April revenues

May 11, 11:40

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported April consolidated revenues reached NT$4.01 billion (US$124 million), increasing 0.50% sequentially and 23.18% on year. BLU and DLP projector maker Coretronic's April consolidated revenues totaled NT$4.225 billion, down 16.73% sequentially...

Public display shipments and revenues rebound, says IHS

May 6, 16:11

Overall public display shipments and revenues will rebound in 2016, as regional economies recover and more large projects are installed. In fact, shipments of public displays are expected to grow 9.3% on year, reaching approximately three million units in 2016, as revenues increase 15.3%. Total public...

Global LCD TV shipments in 1Q16 estimated at 48.32 million units, says WitsView

Apr 29, 15:54

There were an estimated 48.32 million LCD TVs shipped globally in the first quarter of 2016, dropping 20.9% on quarter and 6.3% on year, according to WitsView.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship 7.35 million LCD TVs in 1Q16

Apr 28, 20:50

Taiwan-based makers shipped 7.35 million LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 28.2% on quarter and 1.7% on year. 62.2% of shipments were ODM/OEM orders and 37.8% OBM, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship over 19 million LCD monitors in 1Q16

Apr 26, 22:24

Taiwan-based ODMs, OEMs and OBMs together shipped 19.041 million LCD monitors in the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 10.6% on quarter but increasing 3.7% on year and accounting for 66.9% of global total, according to Digitimes Research.

LeEco reportedly interested in investing in Vizio

Apr 26, 11:03

US-based LCD TV vendor Vizio will buy back 2.435 million common shares of its stock from Taiwan-based ODM AmTran Technology, with the buyback possibly intended to introduce new strategic shareholders, and China-based online video/audio service provider LeEco (formerly LeTV) is reportedly interested...

Digitimes Research: Samsung Display, LG Display actively promoting PID panels

Apr 25, 14:48

Samsung Display and LG Display have been actively promoting PID (public information display) applications for digital signage, shipping large Ultra HD panels and transparent panels, and forming international partnerships via mergers or joint ventures, according to Digitimes Research.

Toshiba, Midea agree on transfer of home appliance business

Apr 1, 15:35

Toshiba and Midea have signed a definitive agreement to transfer Toshiba's home appliance business to Midea and to strengthen their strategic partnership.

Asustek sees 30% growth in Europe LCD monitor market, Acer leads in North America

Mar 31, 22:00

Asustek Computer and Acer are seeing increasing sales of their LCD monitors with Asustek dominating in the gaming sector and enjoying over 30% growth in Europe in 2015, while Acer is leading in North America and is a top-three vendor in the Asia Pacific, according to sources from channel retailers.

Growth returns to India's LCD TV market, says IHS

Mar 28, 21:55

Positive growth returned to India's liquid crystal display (LCD) TV market in the fourth quarter (4Q) of 2015, after the industry posted declines in the second quarter (2Q) and no growth in the third quarter (3Q). With more Indians transitioning from cathode-ray tube (CRT) TVs to LCD, the overall consumer...

China Unicom, Huawei, LeTV, Mango TV to form alliance for Ultra HD products

Mar 24, 12:08

China Unicom has cooperated with several China-based IT players including Huawei, LeTV and Mango TV, a multimedia content subsidiary of Hunan Broadcasting System, to establish an Ultra HD alliance, looking to push Ultra HD content and products, according to a report from sina.com.

Amtran Technology nets NT$2.12 per share for 2015

Stockwatch - Mar 21, 11:16

LCD TV and monitor ODM/OEM Amtran Technology posted consolidated revenues of NT$20.701 billion (US$630 million), gross margin of 8.0%, net profit of NT$1.738 billion and net EPS of NT$2.12 for 2015.

Toshiba, Midea sign MoU on sale of Toshiba home appliance business

Mar 18, 14:37

Toshiba and Midea Group jointly announced on March 17 that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Toshiba's sale to Midea of a majority interest in its home appliance business.

Taiwan PC monitor shipments drop 7% on year in 2015, says IDC

Mar 17, 22:17

Shipments of PC-use monitors by Taiwan-based makers totaled 1.32 million units in 2015, decreasing 7% from a year earlier, according IDC.

CPT, HannStar Display sees decreased February revenues

Mar 9, 10:57

TFT-LCD panel makers Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar Display have reported February consolidated revenues of NT$2.796 billion (US$83.7 million) and NT$1.016 billion respectively, with the former decreasing 18.34% on month and 26.64% on year and the latter declining 27.73% and 24.34%.

China ODMs ship 35.8 million LCD TVs in 2015

Mar 8, 15:51

China-based ODMs shipped 35.8 million LCD TVs in 2015, increasing 16.5%, for a global market share of 40.2%, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.

Digitimes Research: US FCC to open up STB market; Korea vendors less interested in 3D TV

Mar 7, 16:08

Observing the OTT/TV market in February, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed to make the set-top box (STB) market more open, allowing consumer electronics players to improve their competitiveness, while Korea-based TV brand vendors are shifting their focuses away from the 3D...

Digitimes Research: NTT DoCoMo looking to cross into smart family market in Japan, selling fixed and mobile networks together

Feb 25, 15:39

Japan-based telecom carrier NTT DoCoMo began establishing Uchisuma (smart family) experience zone in its stores and distributors' stores on October 16, 2015, looking to help consumers see the convenience brought by high speed Internet combined with network-supported home appliances. The telecom carrier...

Coretronic transforming from BLU maker to display solution provider, says chairman

Feb 19, 11:14

Coretronic has been transforming from a BLU (backlight unit) maker mainly to a display solution provider to increase production value and gross margin, according to company chairman Chang Wei-yi.

Acer plans to release VR products in 1H16

Feb 16, 14:05

Acer has joined the virtual reality (VR) industry and is currently developing related technology, looking to release some products in the first half of 2016, according to company CEO Jason Chen, adding that the company is also planning a series of showcases of its development starting at Mobile World...

Realtek reports increased January revenues

Stockwatch - Feb 15, 22:06

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.257 billion (US$98.3 million) for January 2016, representing increases of 12.65% on month and 16.15% on year.

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.

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