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Korea vendors developing quantum dot TVs, says report

Sep 30, 20:59

Korea-based vendors are developing quantum dot TVs in order to expand their high-end TV range, according to sources quoted in a report from Korea-based Digital Times.

LG slashes pricing for 55-inch OLED TV to US$3,775, says report

Sep 29, 23:37

LG Electronics' 55-inch curved OLED TV (55EC9300) will be sold for 3.99 million won (US$3,775) per unit through major retail channels and department stores in Korea, according to a statement from LG that was reported in Korea-based ET News.

Ultra HD TV penetration rate expected at around 30% during October 1 period in China

Sep 29, 14:14

Ultra HD TVs are likely to hit or even exceed a 30% penetration rate in overall LCD TV sales during the October 1 holiday period in China, according to market estimates.

Ultra HD TVs

TVs sized 50-inch and above top 20% penetration rate in total TV sales in China during 1H14

Sep 26, 15:14

TVs sized 50-inch and above had over a 20% penetration rate in total TV sales in China during the first half of 2014.

ViewSonic expands digital signage product lineup

Sep 26, 15:01

ViewSonic is expanding its digital signage business into the restaurant, retail and airport segments, with an emphasis on menu applications in restaurants.

LCD TV vendors in China continuing to push sales in overseas markets

Sep 24, 21:35

LCD TV vendors in China are continuing to push sales in markets outside of China which is also driving new panel demand for local TV makers.

Digitimes Research: Japan TV vendors see their proportion of 50-inch and above size Ultra HD TV sales drop

Sep 22, 22:35

Japan TV vendors saw their proportion of 50-inch and above size Ultra HD TV sales drop throughout mid-2014 into the third quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Worldwide monitor shipments decline in 2Q14, says IDC

Sep 19, 15:10

Worldwide monitor shipments totaled 32.5 million units in the second quarter of 2014, an on-year decline of 2.9%, according to IDC. IDC expects worldwide shipments to continue on their current trajectory, slipping to 107 million units for the full year 2018.

Commentary: Korea vendors still hold hopes for OLED TVs but will it really become mainstream technology?

Sep 18, 15:18

Korea-based vendors still have hopes for OLED TVs despite limited sales in recent years, according to Hyun Hwoi Ha, executive VP at LG Electronics.

LCD TV shipments in India reach 2.2 million in 2Q14, says report

Sep 17, 14:45

In the second quarter of 2014, the LCD TV category in India experienced its highest growth rate in six quarters, with shipments growing 42% on year, driven by new model introductions, stabilization of prices, and changing consumer sentiments about the economy and the new India government, according...

Taiwan market: Ultra HD units to make up 10% of retail TV sales in 2014

Sep 17, 14:43

Taiwan retailers expect Ultra HD TVs to make up 10% of their overall TV sales in 2014.

Ultra HD TV sales continuing to grow in Taiwan

LCD TV shipments expected to grow to 229 million in 2015

Sep 16, 22:30

LCD TV shipments are expected to reach 229 million units in 2015, up from 217 million in 2014, and are expected to further grow to 245 million in 2017.

TPV optimistic about performance in 2H14

Sep 16, 14:59

TPV expects its performance in the second half of 2014 to increase driven by steady shipments for LCD monitors and increased shipments for LCD TV products, according to the company.

LCD monitor shipments to reach 136 million in 2014 followed by 132 million in 2015

Sep 15, 21:25

Global shipments of LCD monitors are expected to reach 136 million in 2014 but are expected to drop to 132 million in 2015, according to market observers. Going into 2017 the shipments are expected to drop to 128 million units as mobile devices further influence the market.

China demand to bring Ultra HD TV shipments to 14 million in 2014, says report

Sep 12, 11:32

Driven by demand in China, approximately 14 million Ultra HD TVs are expected to ship globally in 2014, penetrating 6-7% of the overall TV market, according to a report from TrendForce.

Apple expected to release new high-resolution monitors in 4Q14, says WitsView

Sep 12, 11:13

Apple is expected to release new high-resolution monitors by the end of fourth-quarter 2014, according to WitsView.

TV sales in China during October 1 holiday period expected to grow 2-3%

Sep 9, 20:45

TV sales in China during the October 1 holiday period are estimated to grow 2-3% on year in 2014, according to sources in the supply chain.

TV

Amtran expects to reach 2 million LCD TV shipments in 2014

Sep 5, 12:08

LCD TV maker Amtran expects to reach two million in shipments during 2014, with supply going to Vizio primarily for 55-, 65-, 75- and 85-inch units, accroding to industry sources.

Samsung developing new Ultra HD TV with 300 LEDs

Sep 3, 20:20

Samsung Electronics is reportedly in the process of launching a new Ultra HD TV that will come equipped with a 300 LED direct-type LED backlit unit, according to supply chain sources.

Samsung TVs

Electronic shelf label revenues to reach US$2 billion by 2019, says ABI Research

Sep 3, 14:36

Over the next five years electronic shelf labels (ESL) are set to grow beyond retail markets in legislated countries, with revenues increasing six fold to almost US$2 billion by 2019, according to ABI Research.

Acer becomes top PC and projector vendor in Philippines

Sep 2, 14:19

Acer was the largest PC vendor in the Philippines in the second quarter with a market share of 34.1% and also the largest projector vendor in the first half with a market share of 31.2%, according to the vendor, citing figures from IDC and PMA Research.

More UHD TVs shipped in 2Q14 than in all of 2013, says DisplaySearch

Sep 1, 15:38

More Ultra HD TVs were shipped in the second quarter of 2014 than shipped all year in 2013. According to DisplaySearch, 2.1 million sets were shipped in the second quarter, compared to 1.6 million in 2013. Brands introduced their 2014 model ranges in the quarter as well, with a clear focus on Ultra...

Digitimes Research: Proportion of HDMI/DisplayPort technology in LCD monitors increases 7.5pp in August

Sep 1, 15:36

Nearly 70% of LCD monitors sold in August 2014 in the markets of US, UK, Germany, Japan and China, were equipped with HDMI/DisplayPort technology, up 7.5pp on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Touch Taiwan 2014: GIS displays new whiteboard products

Aug 28, 20:47

Touch panel maker GIS is displaying new Ultra HD whiteboard products at Touch Taiwan.

China TV vendors changing product mixes to focus more on high-end units for 2H14

Aug 28, 15:31

TV vendors in China are changing their product mix for the second half of 2014 in light of growing demand for high-end units, according to industry sources.

Commentary: Ultra HD still dominating in high-end TV segment

Aug 27, 15:51

As TV vendors are looking to capture increased market shares in the TV market including the high-end segment, Ultra HD has become the mainstream choice for both TV vendors and panel makers due to the technology's quality, decreased pricing and improved yields.

Foxconn adopts cloud computing-based security monitoring system

Aug 27, 15:34

Foxconn Electronics has adopted a cloud computing-based security monitoring system equipped with in-house-developed hardware and software at its headquarters in northern Taiwan to monitor labor safety and environmental conditions at its main factories in Taiwan and China, according to industry sourc...

Gaining an advantage in emerging markets: Q&A with India-based handset player Micromax

Aug 27, 12:30

Sales of handsets in the India market reached 61.07 million units in the first quarter of 2014, with smartphones accounting for 17.59 million units or 28.8%. Notably, smartphone sales showed a 186% on-year growth in the first quarter compared to a 31% growth recorded in China, indicating rising growth...

Micromax co-founder Rajesh Agarwal

China TV vendors extending promotion abroad

Aug 22, 11:19

China-based TV vendors are extending efforts to promote their products in markets abroad, and expect lower-priced units will be most popular in China during the second half of 2014.

Penetration rate for Ultra HD TVs likely to reach 15% in August

Aug 21, 14:37

The penetration rate for Ultra HD TVs is likely to reach and may even surpass 15% in August 2014 as vendors release new units in Japan, China and the US.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD monitor shipments grow in 2Q14

Aug 20, 22:08

Taiwan LCD monitor makers' shipments reached 22.14 million in the second quarter of 2014, up 10% on quarter and 0.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Alibaba and Haier to launch Ultra HD smart TV

Aug 20, 15:18

China-based Alibaba is cooperating with Haier to release a home entertainment smart TV, supporting Ultra HD output, voice controls, as well as music and gaming services, according to local media reports.

Taiwan market: Vendors hold promotion events for notebooks, monitors

Aug 19, 14:31

Vendors in Taiwan are holding promotional events for notebook and monitor products as the new school season approaches in a attempt to boost sales, according to Taiwan-based retail makers.

Panel makers look to develop new applications amid limited growth for tablets

Aug 19, 14:21

Panel makers are shifting their focus to new applications as tablet demand in the second half of 2014 is expected to be limited, according to industry sources.

Commentary: Entry-level and mid-range devices to further dominate in 2H14

Aug 18, 15:34

Going into the second half of 2014, vendors will continue to focus on mobile devices, most notably smartphones and tablets but instead will aim at expanding their entry-level and mid-range product lines.

Digitimes Research: Foxconn stands chance of winning Mexico government LCD TV procurement orders

Aug 13, 19:34

The Mexico government will hold an open bid to procure 13.7 million LCD TVs over three years as part of a subsidy program for low-income families in line with the digitization of terrestrial TV broadcasts. Foxconn Electronics stands a considerably large chance of winning the procurement orders, and...

Taiwan market: Over 21,000 projectors shipped in 2Q14, says IDC

Aug 12, 11:50

There were 21,269 projectors shipped in the Taiwan market in second-quarter 2014, decreasing 5.4% sequentially but increasing 6.7% on year, according to IDC Taiwan.

China TV market entering saturation

Aug 11, 13:31

As the sales volume and value for TVs in the China market in the first half of 2014 decreased on year, the TV market is trending to becoming saturated over the next 3-5 years, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Defying expectations, global LCD TV market rises in 1H14, says IHS

Aug 8, 10:07

LCD TV panels enjoyed unexpected growth in the first half of 2014, tied to enthusiastic TV viewing because of the World Cup and other factors that benefited the market, according to IHS.

Global projector market grows 17% in volume in 2Q14, says Futuresource

Aug 7, 15:34

Global projector shipments grew 17% in volume on year in second-quarter 2014 to two million units and in value terms the market grew 9% to hit US$2.4 billion, according to Futuresource Consulting.

Taiwan market: Acer launches Ultra HD monitor

Aug 7, 11:44

Acer's Ultra HD professional-level monitor, the B286HK, has become available in Taiwan priced at NT$22,900 (US$763) with a three-year warranty.

Taiwan market: Optoma launches 4 DLP projectors

Aug 7, 10:45

Taiwan-based DLP projector vendor Optoma Technology has unveiled four home-use projectors, the HC51, HD36, HD26 and ultra-short-throw GT1080, for immediate launch in the Taiwan market.

LCD TV supply chain ready for 4Q14 peak season, say Taiwan makers

Aug 7, 10:43

The LCD TV supply chain has started processing orders for peak demand in the fourth quarter of 2014, and vendors are expected to focus promotions on large-size and Ultra HD models during the period, according to Taiwan-based makers.

Ultra HD TVs make gains but still lack market penetration, says IHS

Jul 25, 10:42

Ultra HD TVs continued to make slow and steady inroads throughout the world, but their share of the overall flat-panel TV market remained minimal at the end of May 2014, suggesting that Ultra HD TV pricing in the market remains too high to gain meaningful share, according to IHS.

TCAS 2014: BenQ to promote short-distance projectors

Jul 24, 14:32

BenQ is set to focus on promoting its new short-distance consumer projectors, which feature 3,000 lumens and only require 2.5m of distance to project 100-inch images, at the Taipei Consumer Applications Show (TCAS) 2014, July 31-August 4.

Peak season TV demand expected to be flat on year

Jul 24, 11:38

Peak demand for LCD TVs for the early October holidays in China and the year-end holidays in the US and Europe is expected to remain flat on year, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

LCD monitor panel prices rise on tight supply, say Taiwan makers

Jul 24, 11:36

Because panel makers have focused production on LCD TV panels, supplies of 19-, 19.5-, 21.5-, 23-, 23.6- and 27-inch LCD monitor panels have been tight, and consequently prices have risen considerably, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

China-based LeTV stops selling OTT device in China, says report

Jul 22, 12:26

China-based LeTV has recently stopped selling its over the top (OTT) device as it violates China's new policies for the Internet TV market, but the company's LCD TV products are not affected and are still available in the market, according to a Chinese-language Tencent report citing the com...

Global UHD TV shipments may reach 20 million units in 2014, say Taiwan makers

Jul 22, 10:57

As Japan- and South Korea-based vendors have beefed up sales promotion of Ultra HD LCD TVs, global shipments for such models in 2014 are likely to reach 20 million units, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Taiwan market: 1.1 million LCD TVs to be sold in 2014, says Chimei

Jul 21, 14:06

An estimated 1.1 million LCD TVs will be sold in the Taiwan market in 2014, approximately unchanged on year, according to Chimei Nexgen Mediatech, which runs the Chimei brand.

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