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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.

South Korea makers still developing OLED TV panels

Jul 18, 10:26

While Samsung Electronics is focusing on Ultra HD TVs instead of OLED TVs, South Korea-based panel makers have been developing OLED TV panels with Ultra HD resolution, according to Taiwan-based panel makers.

TCL sees rebounding TV sales in June

Jul 15, 11:27

China-based vendor TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings globally sold 1.0581 million LCD TVs in June 2014, growing on year by 45.3%, of which 194,100 were smart TV models, up 103.7% on year, according to the company.

Vizio aims to sell 1 million Ultra HD TVs in 2014

Jul 14, 10:07

Vizio aims to sell one million Ultra HD TVs in 2014 largely driven by sales in the North America market during the second half of the year, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Ultra HD TV demand grows in Japan in May

Jul 11, 16:28

Japan's Ultra HD TV channel, Channel4K, started pilot broadcast on June 2, 2014 and Digitimes Research has found that sales of Ultra HD TV sets continue to enjoy stable growth despite a recent rise in the country's consumption tax. In May 2014, 2.4% of TVs sold in the Japan market were Ultra HD models,...

China government demands OTT/smart TVs switch to TVOS from Android, say reports

Jul 11, 14:43

The China government is demanding cable TV service providers in the country only adopt TVOS 1.0 for their over the top (OTT) devices and smart TVs, which is expected to significantly delay the development of Internet TV applications, according to reports from China citing sources from people familiar...

Taiwan market: Acer expands projector business

Jul 10, 12:30

Acer has announced partnerships with local distributors and retail chains for selling its projectors in Taiwan and it is looking to become the third-largest projector vendor in Taiwan by 2015.

Acer eyes Taiwan projector market

Global LCD TV shipments to increase 3.2% in 2014, says WitsView

Jul 9, 15:16

Global LCD TV shipments in 2014 are expected to reach 210.8 million units, up 3.2% onyear, according to WitsView. Vendors' inventories are currently healthy and China vendors in particular are looking to expand their shipments in markets abroad by bumping up competition during Black Friday in the USA...

60-inch plus Ultra HD TV panels in short supply as demand in North America increases

Jul 9, 14:33

Ultra HD TV panels sized 60-inch and above are currently in short supply as vendors prepare for an increase in sales in the North America market during the second half of 2014.

60-inch plus Ultra HD TV demand to grow in 2H14

Shipment ratio of 20-inch and above LCD monitors to reach 70% in 2014 due to tight supply, says WitsView

Jul 3, 14:46

Inventories of 19.5W- and 23.6W-inch monitor panels are currently low and supply is tight, according to WitsView. As a result, monitor brands are turning to 20W- and 24W-inch panels to replace the two sizes in new displays, and rising demand has pushed up prices. This trend is expected to last throughout...

Digitimes Research: Ultra HD TV shipments to grow at CAGR of 160% from 2013-2017

Jul 3, 14:07

Worldwide Ultra HD TV shipments will see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 160% from 2013 to 2017, soaring from 1.5 million units to 68.2 million, according to Digitimes Research.

Global UHD TV shipments, 2013-2017

Digital signage revenues flatten amid competition from rival consumer TVs, says IHS

Jul 2, 14:10

The digital signage industry is facing a formidable challenge from cheaper, conventional TV panels that replace specialized custom products that long have differentiated the professional displays market, according to IHS.

Digitimes Research: Android TV facing same difficulties as Google TV; Chromecast to boost user attachment

Jul 1, 12:14

During Google I/O 2014, the Internet giant introduced Android TV as the successor of Google TV and added new features into its Chromecast. Digitimes Research believes that Android TV did not resolve the difficulties that Google TV faces, but only resembles the giant's return to the TV business. Chromecast's...

Qisda aims to ship 1 million high-end LCD monitors in 2014

Jun 27, 11:38

Qisda shipped 300,000 high-end LCD monitors in the first quarter of 2014 and aims to ship one million units in the whole year, 3.3 times the shipment volume recorded in 2013, according to company president Peter Chen.

Foxconn files lawsuit in US against Japan IT vendors for LCD patent violations

Jun 26, 15:57

MiiCs & Partner, an affiliate of the Foxconn Group has filed a lawsuit in the US against Toshiba, Funai and Mitsubishi for violating its patents over TFT LCD products.

Suppliers eye Ultra HD panel orders beyond LCD TV

Jun 26, 14:12

As costs and yield rates of 3840 by 2160 panels gradually stabilize, suppliers are looking to orders from applications beyond LCD TV, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Suppliers continuing to eye Ultra HD monitor prospects

Sony has 3-pronged strategy for China, says report

Jun 26, 12:34

After announcing the sale of its Vaio PC business and plans to restructure its LCD TV operations, Sony has turned its focus to smartphones and tablets. For the China market, the company has a 3-pronged strategy: strengthening the competitiveness of its products and services, developing new product...

Panasonic in talks with LG to purchase OLED TV panels, says report

Jun 24, 15:38

Panasonic is reportedly in talks with LG Display about purchasing OLED TV panels sized 55-inch and above, according to a Chinese-language Sina News Taiwan report.

TV supply chains expect to see increased orders in 3Q14

Jun 23, 21:53

TV supply chains expect to see increased orders in the third quarter of 2014 due to expected demand in the China and North America markets, according to industry sources.

Worldwide monitor market sees slight decline in 1Q14, says IDC

Jun 20, 15:44

Worldwide monitor shipments totaled nearly 33.7 million units in the first quarter of 2014, an on-year decline of 0.4%, according to IDC.

Taiwan market: TV sales increase 15% on year in preparation for World Cup

Jun 18, 20:09

TV sales in Taiwan have recently increased 15% on year driven by demand for the 2014 World Cup, according to industry sources.

Coretronic to cut capital by 25%

Stockwatch - Jun 18, 11:38

Taiwan-based backlight unit (BLU) and DLP projector maker Coretronic will downsize its paid-in capital by 25% from NT$7.240 billion (US$241 million) to NT$5.430 billion, according to a decision by its 2014 shareholders meeting on June 17.

Replacement TV purchase decisions driven by picture and sound quality despite introduction of new features, says DisplaySearch

Jun 16, 13:54

Consumers worldwide still consider picture quality, sound quality, price, and ease of use to be most important to their upcoming replacement TV purchase decisions. According to DisplaySearch, picture quality is the most important feature for consumers in mature markets making an upcoming replacement...

China TV vendor sales outside of China expected to grow 40% in 2Q14

Jun 12, 13:58

China TV vendors' sales to markets outside of China are expected to grow 40% on year in the second quarter of 2014.

LCD TV shipments from China vendors to markets abroad increase in 2Q14

Amtran receives TV orders from Sharp for sale in North America

Jun 10, 21:51

TV maker Amtran has received orders from Sharp to produce TVs for sale in the North America market, according to industry sources.

Ultra HD monitor penetration rate to reach 5% in 2014

Jun 10, 15:35

Market trends show that most monitor vendors are interested in developing 27-, 28- and 32-inch Ultra HD units, according to industry observers.

Panel makers plans to start producing high resolution panels with 21:9 aspect ratio in 2H14

Jun 9, 21:48

Panel makers reportedly have plans to start producing high resolution panels with 21:9 aspect ratio at the end of 2014, according to industry sources. The panels will be used for monitor applications that will be released starting 2015, with AU Optronics (AUO) and LG Display expected to be the main...

Ultra HD monitors focus for many vendors at Computex 2014

Jun 9, 13:10

Ultra HD monitors were a major theme at Computex 2014, with vendors focusing mostly on 27,- 28- and 32-inch units equipped with 60Hz and above.

Ultra HD monitors on display at Computex 2014

LCD monitor vendors becoming more adventurous in their offerings amid declining market

Jun 5, 21:35

Despite a number of innovative new product offerings at Computex 2014, the LCD monitor market will continue its decline this year, with shipments expected to reach 135 million units in 2014, according to market observers. The total represents an on-year decline of 4%, down from 140 million units in...

Brazil LCD TV shipments rise 51% in 1Q14 on World Cup demand, says DisplaySearch

Jun 4, 15:47

LCD TV shipments in Brazil surged 51% in first-quarter 2014 compared to a year ago, while plasma TV shipments grew more than 200%, as retailers stocked up ahead of anticipated TV demand for the World Cup in Brazil in 2014. Total TV shipments to Brazil reached 3.3 million units in the first quarter,...

Digitimes Research: Ultra HD TV shipments to reach 68.2 million by 2017

Jun 3, 19:08

Ultra HD TV shipments are expected to reach roughly 12.8 million in 2014 and will reach 68.2 million by 2017, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: ViewSonic aims at 20% market share for LCD monitors in 2014

Jun 3, 15:32

ViewSonic will focus marketing on high-end large-size LCD monitors in Taiwan, with a target market share of 20% in 2014, according to the company.

Advanced IT infrastructure enhances efficiency for retail operations

Jun 3, 13:13

Digital signage, POS and kiosk constitute the major IT infrastructure for the retail industry. The rapid introduction of touch and networking technologies has reinforced the functions and diversified the applications of these three devices, making retail operations more efficient.

Digital signage has become a crucial IT device in convenience stores

Tapping the power of mobile devices through connectivity: Silicon Image on HDMI, MHL and Wireless HD

Jun 3, 12:34

Silicon Image is a semiconductor IP company whose expertise is connecting boxes to displays. The company develops semiconductor IP based on industry standards it has helped develop. For example, it is one of the inventors of HDMI, DVI technology (in association with the Digital Display Working Group)...

David Kuo, senior director of marketing, mobile devices at Silicon Image

Ultra HD TV panel makers see increased shipments amid World Cup 2014

May 27, 14:57

Ultra HD TV panel makers are seeing increased shipments as TV vendors promote new products in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: LCD TV pricing rises in May

May 26, 15:13

The average pricing for LCD TVs sold in the market during May 2014 was up at large as vendors continued to release new units, according to Digitimes Research.

Sony shifts LCD TV ODM orders back to Taiwan makers

May 23, 15:55

Amid limited profits from the LCD TV business in 2013, Sony transferred LCD TV ODM orders back to in-house production, causing LCD TV makers to see major order declines, with Foxconn Electronics seeing drops from four million units to less than 50,000. However, going into fiscal-year 2014, Foxconn...

Sony shifts some LCD TV ODM orders back to Taiwan makers

AUO to supply panels for Xiaomi 55-inch Ultra HD TVs

May 22, 12:29

Xiaomi will release new 55-inch Ultra HD TVs in the second half of 2014, with AU Optronics (AUO) expected to supply most panels, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Vendors focus on large-size, Ultra HD units in April

May 20, 21:07

LCD monitor vendors focused on releasing 24- and 28-inch Ultra HD units in April 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

LCD monitor shipments to reach 135 million units in 2014

May 20, 20:30

LCD monitor shipments are expected to reach 135 million units in 2014, according to market observers. The number represents an on-year decline, down from 140 million in 2013.

Samsung holds largest share of LCD TV manufacturing shipments in 1Q14

May 19, 21:15

In terms of LCD TV manufacturing shipments during the first quarter of 2014, Samsung Electronics held the largest shipment share at 22.5% followed by LG Electronics at 15%, TCL 8%, Haier 7.1%, and TPV at 6.9%, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: LCD TV demand in 2014 to remain flat

May 15, 14:39

LCD TV demand in Taiwan during 2014 is expected to remain flat on year at around 1.4 million units.

LCD TV

China Labor Day LCD TV sales decline, says WitsView

May 14, 15:38

LCD TV sales during the Labor Day holidays in China reached a total of 3.73 million units to represent a 10.2% on-year decline, according to WitsView. During the holidays, international vendors' sales performed well while the top six brands in China showed a decline of 13%.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD TV makers see shipments decline over 20% in 1Q14

May 13, 16:02

Taiwan LCD TV makers' shipments reached 7.53 million units in the first quarter of 2014, down 20.8% on quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

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