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LeEco to receive investment from China-based Sunac for CNY15 billion

Jan 17, 11:34

LeEco has recently signed contracts with Sunac China Holdings for the latter to invest a total of CNY15 billion (US$2.17 billion) in the former to acquire a 8.61% stake in LeTV, a 15% stake in Le Vision Pictures and a 33.5% stake in a LeTV-related subsidiary. The investment will also make the China-based...

Compal aims to ramp up device shipments by 10% in 2017

Newswatch - Jan 16, 10:53

Compal Electronics aims to ramp up shipments of its device products by 10% to 87 million units in 2017, according to company president Ray Chen. Shipments of device products, including notebooks, tablets, smartphones, smartwatches, TVs, IoT and wearable devices, totaled 79 million units in 2016.

About 9 million curved-surface LCD TVs sold globally in 2016, says AUO

Jan 12, 10:38

About nine million curved-surface LCD TVs were sold globally in 2016, 2.25 times the sales volume in 2015, according to Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO).

Curved-surface LCD TVs

Coretronic shipments up in December

Jan 11, 11:29

Coretronic shipped 4.955 million energy-saving devices consisting of backlight units (BLUs), LCD modules, lighting modules and touch modules in December, slightly increasing 1.3% on month. It shipped 14.73 million units in the fourth quarter, decreasing 5% sequentially, and 57.35 million units in 2016,...

Sharp to regain own-brand TV marketing in Europe via investing in SUMC

Dec 26, 22:56

Sharp will regain marketing right of own-brand LCD TVs in the Europe market through investing JPY10.4 billion (US$88.6 million) for an over 50% stake in Cyprus-registered Skytec Universal Media Corp. (SUMC), according to Japan-based media reports.

Foxconn appoints CMO, says report

Newswatch - Dec 26, 10:37

Foxconn Electronics has named Freddie Yuan as the first person to hold the title of chief marketing officer (CMO) for the company, with the appointment becoming effective in December, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.

Asustek sees strong on-month revenue growth in November

Stockwatch - Dec 13, 21:58

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$48.73 billion (US$1.53 billion) for November 2016, representing a 27.21% increase on month but a 2.82% drop on year.

Asustek to remain the largest gaming monitor vendor in 2017, says company executive

Dec 13, 00:54

Seeing that more competitors are joining the gaming monitor market, Vincent Chiou, associate president of Asustek Computer's Monitor Business Unit, is not concerned about the competition and believes the competition will help the market to see more new developments. As demand for gaming and enterprise...

Vincent Chiou, associate president of Asustek Computer Monitor Business Unit

Amtran Technology ships 340,000 LCD TVs, monitors in November

Newswatch - Dec 6, 14:12

ODM Amtran Technology shipped 340,000 LCD TVs and monitors in November, increasing 34.0% on month, and 2.92 million units during January-November, hiking 59.6% on year, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Gaming monitor competition to heat up in 2017

Dec 6, 11:26

Despite many research firms' pessimistic forecast on consumer LCD monitor shipments, overall LCD monitor shipments are expected to stay flat from a year ago in 2016 thanks to rising demand for enterprise and gaming monitors. Since gaming LCD monitor shipments are enjoying growth, and their ASP and...

China vendors to ship 83.6 million LVD TVs in 2016, says Sigmaintell

Dec 5, 14:26

China-based vendors will together ship 83.6 million LCD TVs under their own brands or acquired foreign brands in 2016, increasing 15% on year for a combined global market share of 33.9% and exceeding the 73.5 million units to be shipped by the world's top-2 vendors Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics,...

Taiwan market: Acer sees desktop shipment growth in 2016

Nov 28, 22:29

Despite Taiwan's weakening PC sales, Acer Taiwan still managed to achieve increased desktop sales in the country, boosting its share of the Taiwan desktop market from 25% previously to 30% currently and the percentage is expected to rise further to 35% in 2017. The growth in 2016 will partly be benefited...

Global TV market to reach US$86 billion by end of year, says Futuresource Consulting

Nov 28, 16:42

After a 2% decline in worldwide TV shipments last year, 2016 is showing signs of a turnaround, with the market flattening out to end the year on 225 million units, achieving a value of US$86 billion according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to ship over 20 million LCD monitors in 4Q16

Nov 23, 22:19

Taiwan-based ODMs and OBMs will together ship 20.158 million LCD monitors in the fourth quarter of 2016, decreasing 2.5% on quarter and 5.3% on year and accounting for 65.2% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Samsung offers smart digital signage

Nov 17, 11:19

Samsung Electronics launched seven 32- to 55-inch smart digital signage solutions with thicknesses of 29.9mm and bezel sizes of 6.9mm in the second half of 2016, equipped with in-house-developed Samsung Smart Signage Platform and Tizen operating system, according to Digitimes Research.

Coretronic shipments shrink in October

Nov 10, 11:14

Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 4.88 million energy-saving devices, mainly backlight units (BLUs) and touch modules, as well as 108,000 DLP projectors and projection systems in October, respectively shrinking 25% and 4% sequentially.

Foxconn team creates startup for digital signage products

Nov 3, 11:36

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is planning to nurture an internal team to create a new startup to push into the digital signage market. The team recently established Linkooh and will focus on developing digital signage hardware, software, content and services.

China market: Nearly 12 million color TVs sold in 3Q16, says AVC

Nov 1, 22:11

There were 11.95 million color TVs sold in the China market during the third quarter of 2016, increasing 8.9% on year, but the corresponding sales value of CNY35.3 billion (US$5.27 billion) decreased 5.9% on year, according to China-based Beijing All View Cloud Data Technology (AVC).

Digitimes Research: Taiwan sees increased LCD TV shipments in 3Q16

Nov 1, 21:59

Taiwan-based ODMs, OEMs and OBMs together shipped 9.565 million LCD TVs in the third quarter of 2016, growing 13.2% on quarter and 4.7% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Over 57 million LCD TVs shipped globally in 3Q16, says Witsview

Oct 28, 14:28

There were 57.15 million LCD TVs shipped globally in the third quarter of 2016, growing 14.4% on quarter and 5.8% on year, according to WitsView.

LeEco enters US market

Newswatch - Oct 21, 15:47

China-based LeEco has announced it will enter the US market with products including LCD TVs, smartphones, virtual reality products, cars and bicycles and the company's entry is expected to benefit its supply chain partners including Taiwan-based Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), Amtran,...

EIH, Gigazone jointly launch wireless digital picture frame

Oct 17, 11:12

E-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) and Gigazone International, Gigabyte Technology's subsidiary distributor, have cooperated to launch Pixer, which they describe as the world's first cordless and wireless digital picture frame.

Pixer jointly developed by EIH and Gigazone

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to ship 37.65 million LCD TVs in 2017

Oct 13, 11:24

Taiwan-based ODMs, OEMs and OBMs (own-brand manufacturers) will ship 37.65 million LCD TVs in 2017, increasing 6.4% on year and taking up 17.2% of global total, according to Digitimes Research.

Acer focuses LCD monitor marketing on curved-surface gaming models

Oct 12, 14:42

While global demand for LCD monitors is falling, Acer has scored points in marketing curved-surface gaming models and will expand the product line to hike average selling price, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Chimei aims to ship 180,000 LCD TVs in 2016

Oct 12, 11:59

Taiwan-based LCD TV vendor Chimei shipped 120,000 units in the Taiwan market during January-September 2016 and aims to ship 180,000 units in 2016, according to the company.

Chimei LCD TVs

Wistron September notebook shipments hit 2016 high

Oct 11, 20:36

ODM Wistron shipped 2.1 million notebooks in September, the highest monthly level so far in 2016 and increasing 16.7% on month, 5.4 million units in the third quarter, sequentially growing 17.4%, and 13.8 million units in January-September, according to the company.

Coretronic ships 5.06 million energy-saving devices, 143,000 projectors in September

Oct 11, 11:38

Coretronic shipped 5.06 million energy-saving devices consisting of BLUs (backlight units), industrial and medical displays, and touch modules, and it also shipped 143,000 projectors and interactive projecting devices in September, with the former falling 5% on month and the latter growing 36%, according...

Digitimes Research: Japan allows use of electronic rear-view mirrors

Oct 4, 11:52

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) on June 17, 2016 approved the use of electronic rear-view mirrors, mainly consisting of cameras and displays, in place of traditional models in automobiles, making Japan the first country to adopt the technology around the world,...

China market: Xiaomi launches Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi TV 3s

Sep 28, 23:04

Xiaomi Technology has launched its new flagship smartphone products, the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus along with the Mi TV 3s, the company's first TV with artificial intelligent (AI) capabilities.

Mi TV 3s

China market: 32- to 50-inch LCD TV prices up, says Sigmaintell

Sep 26, 14:27

In the China market, average retail prices for 32- to 43-inch LCD TVs have risen about 10% since July 2016, 49- and 50-inch models about 5%, while those for above 50-inch ones have remained unchanged, according to China-based consulting company Sigmaintell.

HP and LG see solid on-year shipment growth in monitors, says IDC

Sep 23, 13:58

The worldwide PC monitor market shipped more than 30 million units in the second quarter of 2016, up 4.9% on year and 4.6% on quarter, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker.

Himax, Nuviz team up for HUD products

Sep 13, 11:00

Taiwan-based fabless IC firm Himax Technologies has announced it is partnering with Nuviz to develop head-up display (HUD) products.

Coretronic projector shipments rise in August

Sep 9, 11:15

Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 105,000 DLP projectors in August, increasing 10% sequentially. Revenues from the product line totaled NT$1.525 billion (US$48.1 million) for the month, up 16% sequentially.

New Sharp president to speak to employees about future strategy

Aug 16, 11:29

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) vice president Dai Cheng-wu has become the new president of Japan-based Sharp and Dai is planning to host internal meetings on August 21-22 and will make a speech on August 22 to Sharp workers about the company's future strategies.

Coretronic sees decreased July revenues

Aug 10, 11:31

Backlight unit (BLU) and DLD projector maker Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.763 billion (US$149 million) for July, decreasing 1.11% on month and 14.90% on year, and those of NT$32.231 billion for January-July dipped 15.94% on year.

Wistron, Inventec see mixed shipment performances in July

Aug 8, 22:32

Wistron and Inventec announced their shipment performances in July with Wistron shipping 1.5 million notebooks in the month, down 21.05% on month and Inventec 1.4 million mobile devices, down from 1.6 million units a month ago.

Digitimes Research: LeEco acquires Vizio, Samsung Electronics poised to offer QLED TVs

Aug 8, 22:28

China-based OTT (over the top) operator LeEco will acquire a 100% stake in US-based LCD TV vendor Vizio in a bid to rank among the globally five largest LCD TV vendors, while Samsung Electronics has applied for the trademark Samsung QLED with US Patent and Trademark Office possibly in preparation to...

Amtran Technology ships 340,000 LCD TVs, monitors in July

Aug 8, 15:23

ODM Amtran Technology shipped 340,000 LCD TVs and monitors in July, hiking 96.43% on year, and 1.77 million units in January-July, growing 95.06% on year, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship over 19 million LCD monitors in 2Q16

Aug 5, 10:50

Taiwan-based makers shipped 19.629 million LCD monitors in the second quarter of 2016, increasing 1.2% on quarter but decreasing 4.1% on year, with the shipment volume accounting for 63.4% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.

Smart Technologies shareholders approve acquisition by Foxconn

Aug 4, 15:31

Canada-based Smart Technologies, a provider of interactive whiteboards, has announced that its shareholders have approved an acquisition proposal made by the Foxconn Group.

Foxconn interested in taking up Korea-based Tongyang Magic, says report

Aug 3, 14:10

Foxconn Electronics reportedly is interested in participating in a bit to take up the management of Korea-based household appliance vendor Tongyang Magic, according to a Korea Economic Daily report.

Vizio acquisition expected to push LeEco-Foxconn partnership

Jul 28, 21:23

With LeEco Global's (LeTV) acquisition of Vizio, some market watchers believe Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), which has a tight relationship with LeEco and has been making frequent contact with the China-based maker recently, will likely push the establishment of a new TV platform...

Samsung 2Q16 operating profits rise 18% on brisk smartphone sales

Jul 28, 15:11

Samsung Electronics has announced operating profits of KRW8.14 trillion (US$7.24 billion) for the second quarter of 2016, up 21.9% on quarter and 18% from a year earlier, while revenues increased 2.3% sequentially and 4.9% on year to KRW50.94 trillion.

Coretronic nets NT$1.13 per share for 1H16

Jul 28, 11:17

Backlight unit (BLU) and projector maker Coretronic has posted net EPS of NT$1.13 (US$0.035) for first-half 2016, during which it shipped 27.18 million units of energy saving BLUs and 556,000 projectors, the former dropping 29% and the latter rising 10% on year.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ships nearly 8.5 million LCD TVs in 2Q16

Jul 27, 21:26

Taiwan-based makers shipped 8.448 million LCD TVs in the second quarter of 2016, increasing 14.9% on quarter and 6.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Launch of Android-based Pepper to ramp up market size

Jul 27, 15:15

SoftBank's launch of Android-based Pepper service robots will encourage Android software developers to develop applications for Pepper, which in return will help ramp up Pepper's market size and its ecosystem, according to a Digitimes Research report on the latest market trends in Japan's digital home...

LeEco may make strategic investment in Vizio

Jul 14, 10:47

China-based online video service operator LeEco (renamed from LeTV) has launched own-brand smartphones and LCD TVs, and reportedly is looking to make a strategic investment in US-based LCD TV vendor Vizio in hopes that Vizio can help it promote online video services in the US market and such services...

Amtran ships 375,000 LCD TVs, monitors in June, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 6, 11:37

Amtran Technology shipped 375,000 LCD TVs and monitors in June, with about 30% of the TVs being Ultra HD models, according to Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times (CT).

Foxconn to assemble Sharp products in Taiwan

Jul 5, 15:02

Foxconn Electronics plans to set up assembly lines in Taiwan to roll out Sharp's products for sale in the local market, according to industry sources.

219 million LCD TVs to be shipped globally in 2016, says WitsView

Jul 5, 11:33

Global LCD TV shipments will reach 219 million units in 2016, increasing 1.5% on year, according to WitsView.

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