Sharp forms alliance with China TV vendor Hisense
Aug 3, 13:49
Sharp at its board of directors meeting held on July 31, 2015 passed resolutions to form a business alliance with Hisense International (Hong Kong) America Investment, a subsidiary of Hisense, a China consumer electronics company for the LCD TV business. Under the resoultions, it is stated Sharp will...
LG adds 5 new OLED TVs to its lineup
Jul 28, 15:29
LG Electronics has unveiled five new OLED TVs in the Korea TV market, doubling its overall lineup of the technology, and expects to release the units in the US in the third quarter of 2015.
China market: Xiaomi launches Mi TV 2S
Jul 17, 15:23
Xiaomi Technology has launched the Mi TV 2S, which features a Samsung 48-inch 4K resolution display and an aluminum frame that is 9.9mm thick, according to a China-based sohu.com report.
Taiwan IC distributors optimistic about demand for handsets, TVs
Jul 3, 15:07
Chip demand for handsets will enjoy a seasonal pick-up in the second half of 2015, while shorter TV replacement cycles and the trend towards higher resolutions will drive the number of LCD driver ICs used, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC distributors.
Taiwan market: Projector market at less than 20,000 in 1Q15
Jul 1, 11:02
The Taiwan projector market reached 19,900 units in the first quarter of 2015, down 11.4% on year and down 9% on quarter, according to figures from IDC. The education segment was weaker than estimated and overall demand in Taiwan was down.
Pay TV set-top box market contracts for the first time in 12 years, says IHS
Jun 30, 14:29
Pay TV operators purchased US$15.3 billion worth of set-top boxes (STBs) in 2014, down from US$15.9 billion in 2013. This decline represents the first contraction in the market since 2002, according to IHS. Shipments of pay TV STBs grew slightly in 2014 to 204.7 million units, an increase of just under...
Compal 2015 shipment goals unchanged, says president
Jun 29, 11:00
Compal Electronics in early 2015 set a goal of shipping 45.2 million notebooks, 50.5 million tablets, smartphones and other smart mobile devices as well as 4.4 million LCD TVs in 2105, and although global demand for such products so far in 2015 has been short of original expectation, the ODM's shipmment...
Leading TV brands more reliant on China manufacturers in 2015, says IHS
Jun 23, 14:32
TVs made by outsourcing specialists are expected to reach an industry record of 43% of LCD TVs shipped globally in 2015, according to IHS. Outsourcing has become one of the most important business strategies for TV brands, because it can improve supply-chain cost management and increase time-to-market...
Digitimes Research: Demand for curved-panel LCD monitors to take off in 2015
Jun 10, 15:45
Since the first curved-panel LCD monitor model was launched in the second half of 2014, the price gap between curved models and flat-panel ones has narrowed to as low as 18%, and as prices are expected to further drop and additional vendors will join the market in the second half of 2015, global demand...
Digital signage revenues to grow 10% in 2015, says IHS
Jun 9, 15:42
As the total cost for digital signage continues to decrease each year, expanded deployment becomes more feasible for larger audiences in many industry segments. According to IHS, with the availability of larger panels, ultra-narrow bezel video wall displays, higher resolution, lower power consumption...
4K TV shipments grow 400% in 1Q15, with penetration estimated at 20% for 2015
Jun 9, 15:14
Ultra HD (4K) LCD TV shipments grew nearly 400% on year to reach 4.7 million units worldwide in the first quarter of 2015. Volume barely dropped from the seasonally strong fourth quarter, with especially strong demand in China during the Lunar New Year holiday season, according to DisplaySearch. However,...
TCL outlines TV display trends
Jun 4, 21:07
TCL Chairman and CEO Tomson Li Dongsheng believes there are three major trends dominating the future development of the TV display industry – larger TVs, higher resolutions and enhanced color saturation, according to a speech given at the recent SID 2015 exhibition.
IoT just keeps coming and coming, but what about power?
Jun 3, 11:53
In 2012, Germany initialed the "Industry 4.0" plan at the Hannover Messe, whose purpose is to drive the Internet of Things (IoT). Its goal is to facilitate automated production and well as IT-supported production under the M2M framework, and to allow the production model to transform from...
BenQ returns to Computex after 8-year absence
Jun 1, 11:47
BenQ, a Taiwan-based IT product, consumer electronics and LED lighting vendor belonging to the AUO-BenQ Group, will return to the Computex Taipei 2015 after being absent for eight years, according to company president & CEO Conway Lee.
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...
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.
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.
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...