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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.

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
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