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Shipments of large-size monitors growing due to demand in China, says report

Oct 5, 15:12

Demand has shifted towards products with larger sizes in the 2015 LCD monitor market. According to WitsView, the share of models sized 23-inch and above in global monitor shipments has increased to upwards of 40% in the third quarter of 2015. The 27-inch and larger segment in particular has seen the...

LCD TV shipment declines to influence panel maker shipments

Sep 30, 15:42

As LCD TV shipments are expected to be lower than originally estimated for 2015, panel makers are also lowering shipments, which include adjustments for the second half of 2015.

Weak demand causes 5% drop in TV sales in China during Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day, says report

Sep 29, 20:36

Combined TV set shipments of the six major China TV brands – Changhong, Hisense, Haier, Konka, Skyworth and TCL – will total 58.43 million in 2015, according to WitsView. The year's estimated annual shipments from these six vendors represent a 2.7% increase compared with the 56.91 million...

Acer projector market share reaches record high in 2Q15

Sep 25, 15:40

According to the latest data from PMA, for the second quarter of 2015 Acer has reached a record high market share of 8% worldwide and 17.8% in EMEA, positioning the company as the third largest projector brand worldwide and number one DLP brand in EMEA. In regards to shipments in the quarter, Acer...

Worldwide IT spending across vertical industries to decline 3.5% in 2015, says Gartner

Sep 24, 16:08

Worldwide IT spending across vertical industries is forecast to total US$2.69 trillion in 2015, a 3.5% decrease from 2014, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. Analysts said the rising US dollar is chiefly responsible for the slowdown.

HTC gearing up for virtual reality applications

Sep 24, 15:58

High Tech Computer (HTC) has been aggressively pushing into the virtual reality industry and in addition to plans to launch its virtual reality device HTC Vive in October and release the device by the end of 2015, the company has also formed a strategic alliance with game developer Valve and invested...

Head mounted display shipments to reach 65 million in 2020, says report

Sep 24, 15:52

All Head Mounted Display (HMD) segments will see strong growth over the coming years. The total HMD market is expected to ship around 65 million units in 2020, with a CAGR of 88%. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) represents the next revolution in consumer electronics, and at the forefront...

Xiaomi fast expanding ecosystem raises concerns, say sources

Sep 24, 09:59

Xiaomi Technology has extended its product lines from mobile devices to include tablets, TVs, STBs, headsets, smart bracelets and financial products, a move which has raised concerns of a chain reaction that could eventually lead to chaos for Xiaomi, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Average large-size TV pricing on the decline

Sep 21, 15:46

LCD TV average pricing for 55-inch units was higher than 60-inch units in many markets in June through August while 65-inch units have declined 15% on average across five major markets including the UK, US, Japan, China and Germany, according to Digitimes Research.

Virtual reality in spotlight at Tokyo Game Show 2015

Sep 18, 15:32

Tokyo Game Show 2015 is beingn held in Chiba, Japan from September 17-20 and virtual-reality gaming is a spotlight at the show.

Hisense developing new laser projected TVs

Sep 18, 14:14

China TV vendor Hisense is expected to release new laser projected TV technology in 2016 as part of the company's solution to meet demand for high-end TVs at affordable pricing.

Innolux 23.6-inch LCD TV panel shipments to Mexico to fade in 2016

Sep 18, 10:49

In 2016 the Mexico government's subsidies for 23.6-inch TVs will come to an end, which will affect Innolux's LCD panel shipments to the area. However, the company is eyeing prospects in other emerging markets that should be able to counterbalance the losses.

Samsung to focus on QD TVs in 2016, says report

Sep 17, 15:57

Samsung Electronics will move ahead with Quantum Dot (QD) TVs in 2016 as a major focal point for its high-end TV lineup, and display various new units at CES 2016, according to Korea-based inews24 citing sources from the company.

8K monitors from Sharp to roll out in October, say reports

Sep 15, 15:17

Sharp is expected to release 8K monitors aimed at the B2B segment in Japan by the end of October 2015 as part of its first step in commercializing the technology, according to Japan media.

LG to release rollable TVs in 2016, says report

Sep 15, 14:25

LG Electronics is aiming to release 55-inch rollable TV technology in 2016, and it is expected to be displayed at CES 2016, according to Korea Times.

Taiwan market: Seiko Epson launches home-use projector

Sep 11, 15:16

Seiko Epson on September 10 announced the Epson EH-TW5300 in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$39,900 (US$1,218), according to Epson Taiwan Technology & Trading.

Epson EH-TW5300

TV shipments post largest annual decline in 5 years, says IHS

Sep 11, 11:27

Global TV shipments declined 8% on year to 48 million units in the second quarter of 2015, after a year of quarterly on-year growth in 2014. This was the largest on-year decline in a quarter since second-quarter 2009, when worldwide demand slumped amid the global recession, according to IHS. Most of...

Korea TV vendors increasing 4K TV development

Sep 10, 15:11

As the Ultra HD (4K) TV market is expected to reach 31 million in 2015, up 246% on year, and further reach 97 million in 2019, Korea TV vendors are ramping up production of new models ranging from the 40-inch segment to 100-inch plus units to secure market share.

LG forming OLED alliances with China TV vendors

Sep 8, 15:34

LG Display is forming alliances with China TV vendors for supplying OLED TV panels, which is expected to reach MOU signings in September, according to reports from Korea media.

Tongfang Global and QD Vision partner on new quantum dot TVs

Sep 4, 12:34

QD Vision has announced that Tongfang Global will soon provide its customers with wide color gamut (WCG) TVs based on QD Vision's Color IQTM quantum dot technology. Tongfang, which markets many of its products under the Seiki brand, will demonstrate 55-inch Ultra HD (4K) Color IQ-based TVs at IFA.

Taiwan market: Projector market up 11.6% on year

Sep 3, 15:05

Taiwan's projector market increased to 23,700 units in the second quarter of 2015, up 11.6% on year and up 19.2% on quarter, according to statistics from IDC.

Interactive display market continuing to see growth, says report

Aug 31, 16:21

The interactive whiteboard market has grown at a tremendous pace over the last decade. Initially major uptake was in the UK, Mexico and the US, but they have now become common place across the globe. As the technology has evolved over the last few years, we are now seeing interactive flat panels gain...

Taiwan market: BenQ cooperates with Chunghwa Telecom to set up smart bus stations

Aug 28, 12:00

Display device vendor and display solution provider BenQ has cooperated with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to establish a system of smart bus stations in Taichung City, central Taiwan, with BenQ providing customized display panels and matched software to transmit bus-related information from the city government's...

TPV reports 1H15 performance

Aug 26, 15:05

TPV has announced consolidated revenues were US$5.05 billion in the first half of 2015, representing a drop of 6.9% on year. Loss attributable to shareholders was US$60.1 million, compared to US$44.2 million a year ago. Gross profit margin was suppressed by unfavorable exchange rates and declined to...

Litemax to acquire WynMax

Stockwatch - Aug 25, 11:07

Taiwan-based Litemax Electronics, which makes high-brightness LCD modules for industrial, commercial, medical and transportation applications, on August 24 announced the acquisition of WynMax, a Taiwan-based maker of industrial computing devices, by purchasing a 100% stake in the latter for NT$320...

Taiwan market: BenQ to sponsor gaming event

Aug 21, 12:41

Taiwan-based monitor brand vendor BenQ will sponsor the Capcom Pro Tour gaming event in Taiwan, which will be hosted starting August 22. The company's RL-series monitors will be the official monitor used for the gaming event.

Samsung TV production capacity to shrink in 2015, says report

Aug 21, 11:08

Samsung Electronics reduced TV production capacity globally by 10 million units in the first half of 2015 and is expected to decrease by another 10 million units in the second half of the year for a total of 42 million units, down from 62.99 million in 2014, according to Korea media reports.

Digitimes Research: Monitor retail pricing remains flat in August

Aug 19, 15:40

Retail pricing for 27-inch LCD monitor products will remain flat in August 2015 while 20- to 24-inch units will increase slightly, according to Digitimes Research.

Virtual reality gaming, smart TVs and wearables lead to rise in gesture sensing control shipments, says IHS

Aug 17, 15:56

With emerging virtual reality games, smartwatches, smart TVs and other consumer electronics and information technology (IT) applications entering the market, shipments of gesture sensing control user interfaces are poised to grow 10% on year, to reach 1.8 billion units in 2015. While touch-screen technology...

Global LCD TV shipments down 6.4% in 2Q15, says WitsView

Aug 10, 20:16

Global LCD TV shipments totaled 48.25 million in second-quarter 2015, shrinking 6.4% sequentially. But shipments in the third quarter are expected to rise 19% sequentially, according to WitsView.

Ultra HD TV shipments expected to grow nearly 150% in 2015, says firm

Aug 4, 15:52

According to Futuresource Consulting, Ultra HD (4K) TV shipments are expected to grow by 147% in 2015, despite overall 2% fall in TV sales.

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...

Acer passes down Stationary Computer and Display BU management to younger executives

Jul 31, 12:05

Acer's ex-general manager of the Stationary Computing and Display Business Groups Simon Hwang has recently been assigned to handle new business planning and will be in charge of developing new products. Acer's Stationary Computer Business Group will be handled by the business group's original director...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 2Q15 LCD TV shipments decline 8% on year

Jul 30, 15:28

Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD TVs reached 7.97 million in the second quarter of 2015, up 6.6% on quarter but down 8.6% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

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.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD monitor shipments decline over 10% in 2Q15

Jul 27, 21:53

Taiwan's LCD monitor shipments reached only 19.42 million units in the second quarter of 2015, down 10.3% from the same quarter a year ago, showing that the industry is still in a downturn, according to Digitimes Research's new report on LCD monitors.

China produces over 760 million handsets in 1H15, says MIIT

Jul 27, 14:22

China-based makers produced 761.788 million handsets in total during the first half of 2015, decreasing 4.5% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan market: ViewSonic to establish online shopping website

Jul 23, 15:22

LCD monitor vendor ViewSonic has expanded into the e-commerce business in Taiwan and will establish a ViewSonic online shopping website via Yahoo Taiwan's shopping mall platform.

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 report.

Digitimes Research: Vendors focusing on 29-inch monitors in July

Jul 16, 14:25

The July home electronics segment has seen several developments, namely new 29-inch monitor releases from LG Electronics and Lenovo, according to Digitimes Research.

Hardware-based 4K content protection a growing concern thanks to increasing 4K penetration, says ABI Research

Jul 9, 14:28

High resolution premium video, including Ultra HD (4K) content, is a fast-growing market and therefore content protection services must follow suit with adaptability and preparedness for the expanding space. "4K TV penetration is expected to reach 61% in North America by 2020," Eric Abbruzzese,...

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.

Korea panel makers see reserves hit 3-year high, says report

Jul 3, 11:13

Korea panel makers have seen their reserves reach a three-year high in the first half of 2015, and have conservative views for demand in the second half of 2015, accroding to a media report.

LCD monitor shipments drop in 2Q15, says WitsView

Jul 2, 22:18

Global LCD monitor shipments dropped 2% on quarter to 30.10 million in the second quarter of 2015, according to statistics from WitsView.

Digitimes Research: Japan home entertainment market sees Sharp rise with new 4K solutions

Jul 2, 15:14

Japan's home entertainment segment saw several developments in the second quarter of 2015. Sharp introduced a mix of new Ultra HD (4K) TVs, including Aquos 4K Next that can upscale to 8K resolution, according to Digitimes Research.

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...

Compal president Ray Chen (right) and chairman Rock Hsu (center)

LG prepping to release new QD and OLED TVs, says paper

Jun 25, 15:41

LG Electronics is prepping to release new OLED and Quantum Dot (QD) TVs in the third quarter of 2015, according to a report from the Korea-based D-Daily.

Samsung expects SUHD TV sales to reach 15,000 in 1H15

Jun 24, 22:17

Samsung Electronics SUHD TV sales have surpassed 10,000 units within the last three months and are estimated to reach the 15,000 mark for the first half of 2015.

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