Hans Wang, DigiTimes Research; Gary Cheng, DIGITIMES
Thursday 15 December 2005
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The digital-camera market looked promising at the start of 2004 for both existing and new players in Taiwan’s digital-camera sector. With three- to five-megapixel cameras expected to become mainstream, as their prices dropped to US$149-249, Taiwan manufacturers thought they could take a significant slice of the market by leveraging their low-cost integration and manufacturing experience. The makers expected international brands would be forced to outsource more OEM orders for mainstream cameras to Taiwan as cost pressures increased.
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