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Commercial TV market in China expected to reach 3.35 million in 2015, says firm

Mar 26, 22:31

The commercial TV market in China is expected to reach 3.35 million units in 2015, up 3.4% on year, according to statistics from AVC.

Global pay TV subscriber base to surpass 1.1 billion in 2020, says ABI Research

Mar 25, 15:50

According to ABI Research, the worldwide pay TV market grew at a steady rate of 4% in 2014 to reach 923.5 million subscribers. "Despite the growth in subscriber base, weak currency exchange rates resulted in a slower increase of pay TV market service revenues. Worldwide, the pay TV market generated...

Foxconn considering setting up TV production lines in India to cope with demand from Sony

Mar 25, 12:26

Foxconn Electronics reportedly plans to set up production lines for LCD TVs in India in order to cope with demand from Sony, according to industry sources.

Sony to reduce TV and smartphone orders to Taiwan production partners

Mar 23, 11:14

In the wake of continued slow sales of its LCD and smartphone products, Sony is expected to lower the sales ratio of low-margin products and thus will adjust its outsourcing policy, a move which will affect Taiwan-based ODM/OEM partners, including Foxconn Electronics, TPV Technology and Arima Communications,...

LeTV expects smart TV online sales to reach 3 million in 2015

Mar 18, 14:31

China-based content provider and TV vendor LeTV saw sales of smart TVs sold online reach 1.6 million in 2014 and estimates it will climb to three million in 2015, according to statistics from research firm AVC.

Sony announces fiscal 3Q14 financial results

Mar 17, 19:59

Sony has announced its financial results for fiscal third-quarter 2014, ending December 31, 2014. Sales and operating revenues were JPY2.566 trillion (US$21.213 billion), an increase of 6.5% on year.

Samsung increases LCD TV panel purchases to help meet 60 million TV sales target in 2015

Mar 16, 15:10

In preparation for an expected increase in TV sales during 2015, Samsung Electronics increased TV panel orders to makers in China and Taiwan including China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT), BOE, AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux.

Samsung aims to sell 60 million TVs in 2015

Xiaomi aims to take No. 1 smartphone vendor ranking in 10 years, says CEO

Mar 10, 14:52

Xiaomi Technology aims to become the number one smartphone vendor globally in terms of market share within 10 years, according to company chairman and CEO Lei Jun.

LCD TV panel pricing expected to ease in 2Q15

Mar 6, 11:49

Pricing for 32-inch Open Cell TV panels is expected to ease in the second quarter of 2015 as China-based panel maker BOE ramps up production at its Chongqing-based 8.5G facilities and LG Display increases shipments.

Digitimes Research: 24- and 27-inch monitor retail pricing increases in February

Mar 4, 22:02

Global average retail prices for 24- and 27-inch LCD monitors in February 2015 rose on month by 6% to US$265 and 14% to US$465, respectively, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung purchases LED display maker Yesco, says report

Mar 4, 14:12

Samsung Electronics has purchased US-based LED display maker Yesco Electronics in order to expand its digital signage business, according to Korea-based newspaper ChosunBiz.

Automotive heads up displays to exhibit CAGR of 27.3% by 2024, says ABI Research

Mar 3, 15:32

Almost one-third of consumer vehicles shipping in 2024 will be equipped with some form of heads up displays (HUDs), with the bulk of the growth driven by combiner units, according to ABI Research. "The lower manufacturing cost and smaller size of combiner HUDs will make this kind of display viable...

Interactive display market on the rise, says Futuresource

Mar 3, 14:23

Despite the increased focus on PCs and tablets, interactive display value is growing due to a strong transition to higher priced interactive flat panels, which accounted for over one third of the market in 2014, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting.

Samsung, LG and Sony to purchase 42% of global TV panel supply in 2015, says IHS

Mar 2, 21:28

Leading global TV vendors Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Sony, gained market share and increased their on-year shares of LCD TV shipments by an average of 11% in 2014, which is higher than the market average. According to IHS, the top three TV brands purchased more than one third (37%) of...

China market: LCD TV shipments down in 2014, expected to gain strength in 2015, says firm

Feb 24, 21:14

LCD TV shipments in China during 2014 reached 52.37 million, down 3.8% on year, and are expected to reach 53.75 million in 2015, up 2.6%, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.

Sony to establish alliance to promote new Ultra HD broadcast technology

Feb 17, 15:39

Sony is planning to form an alliance, the IP Life Consortium, with 10 companies including Cisco and Germany-based wireless player Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) to boost IP-based Ultra HD video broadcasts, allowing TV stations worldwide to set up Ultra HD infrastructure with lower costs, according to...

Digitimes Research: Korea TV vendors outsourcing orders in order to secure panels

Feb 16, 21:45

In an effort to secure TV panels in 2015 as supply will be limited, Korea-based TV vendors Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are each planning to outsource TV production orders to makers in Taiwan and China such as Compal and BOE who have relations with supply chain makers that can guarantee supply,...

QD sets to be major driving force in TV market till 2018, says IEK

Feb 12, 15:50

LCD TVs based on quantum dot (QD) technology, due to comparable color performance compared with OLED TVs but much lower production costs, are expected to be a major driving force of the TV market until 2018 when OLED TVs are completely commercialized, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge...

OLED TV sales may be weak over the next 3 years due to high pricing

AUO, Innolux expect global Ultra HD TV shipments in 2015 to reach 23-25 million units

Feb 12, 14:50

TFT-LCD panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux are optimistic about global demand for Ultra HD LCD TVs and expect global shipments in 2015 to reach 23-25 million units.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ODMs see LCD monitor shipments decrease in 4Q14

Feb 12, 11:44

Taiwan-based ODMs shipped 21.90 million LCD monitors in the fourth quarter of 2014, decreasing 1.2% sequentially and 10.5% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Samsung, LG outsource TV orders to ODMs to secure panel supply

Feb 10, 15:57

Korea-based vendors who have adopted a one-stop business model for their LCD TV business have recently placed some strategic orders with outside ODMs for 2015. Samsung Electronics has outsourced production to China panel maker BOE's TV manufacturing subsidiary Beijing BOE Multimedia Technology, while...

Worldwide projector shipments up 8% in 2014, says Futuresource

Feb 10, 15:23

Almost every country witnessed a rise in projector sales in 2014, with volumes for the year up 8% on year to 8.3 million units. The market benefitted from several factors: strong promotional sales around the World Cup; increased demand for SVGA products (not only in developing countries but also in...

Samsung is top LCD TV vendor in 2014, says WitsView

Feb 9, 16:08

Worldwide LCD TV shipments reached 215.2 million in 2014, increasing 5.4% on year, with Samsung Electronics recording the largest global market share of 22.8%, according to WitsView.

China to offer new subsidies for energy-efficient LCD TVs, say Taiwan makers

Feb 9, 15:21

The China government is preparing a new program to subsidize purchases of energy-efficient home-use electric appliances of which a large portion will be LCD TVs, and is expected to implement the subsidization as early as March 2015, Taiwan-based TV makers cited industry sources in China as indicatin...

Taiwan market: Sampo aims to ship 250,000 LCD TVs to keep largest market share

Feb 9, 15:08

Taiwan-based home-use electric appliance vendor Sampo recorded the largest shipment volume among all LCD TV vendors in the Taiwan market in 2014 and aims to ship 250,000 LCD TVs to maintain the lead in 2015, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD TV shipments in 4Q14 highest since 1Q12

Feb 6, 11:05

Taiwan makers' LCD TV shipments reached 10.86 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, the first time they broke the 10 million mark since the first quarter of 2012, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Samsung cuts 55-inch Ultra HD TV pricing below US$1,000

Feb 4, 20:49

Samsung Electronics is holding sales events in Taiwan to promote Ultra HD TVs, with 55-inch units now being sold for just under NT$30,000 (US$1,000), according to local retailers.

Sharp, Panasonic to sell LCD TV plants in Mexico, says report

Feb 3, 15:16

Sharp and Panasonic will stop their respective TV manufacturing operations in Mexico, as they seek to improve their TV businesses, according to Japan-based Nikkei News.

Ultra HD TV panel shipments to reach 15% penetration in 2015

Feb 2, 13:50

Global Ultra HD TV panel shipments are expected to reach between 23-25 million in 2015 and achieve a 13-15% penetration in the market, according to sources at AU Optronics (AUO).

Ultra HD TV penetration picking up in 2015

AUO aims at 30% share in global curved Ultra HD TV panel shipments in 2015

Jan 30, 10:59

AU Optronics (AUO) aims to hold a 30% share in global curved Ultra HD TV panel shipments in 2015, according to Michael Tsai, VP with the company's display business group.

LCD monitor shipments total 133.6 million in 2014, down 6.6% on year, says firm

Jan 30, 10:54

Due to shortages of panels in mainstream size categories and rising panel prices, worldwide LCD monitor shipments in 2014 totaled 133.6 million units (all-in-one PC products excluded), an on-year decline of 6.6%, according to WitsView.

Philips increases presence in China market

TV vendors optimistic about WCG LCD TV development in 2015

Jan 29, 15:33

LCD TV vendors are looking to release thinner units with wide color gamut (WCG) technology in 2015 that will be on par with OLED viewing quality but significantly cheaper.

Taiwan market: Local retailers expect 20% sales growth from Ultra HD TVs

Jan 28, 22:04

Local retail chains in Taiwan expect 10-20% TV sales revenue growth in 2015 due to sales of Ultra HD TVs.

Sharp estimates LCD TV shipments to reach 6 million in fiscal 2014-2015

Jan 28, 15:05

Sharp estimates its LCD TV shipments in fiscal 2014-2015 ending March 2015 will reach around six million units, down from an estimated 8.2 million, according to industry sources.

Sharp lowers LCD TV shipment expectations for fiscal 2014-2015

TCL reports 3.5% decline in LCD TV shipments for 2014

Jan 27, 21:51

TCL has reported that it shipped over 16.57 million LCD TVs in 2014, down 3.5% on year. The company reportedly aimed to ship 17 million in 2014 but fell short due to declining demand in China and lower-than-expected demand in markets abroad.

A quarter billion connected vehicles expected to be on the road by 2020, says Gartner

Jan 26, 22:23

By 2020, there will be a quarter billion connected vehicles on the road, enabling new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities. During the next five years, the proportion of new vehicles equipped with this capability will increase dramatically, making connected cars a major element of...

Digitimes Research: 3D, Ultra HD TV prices drop roughly 30% on year in January

Jan 26, 15:54

Average retail pricing for 46- to 48-inch LCD TVs with 3D capability dropped from US$881 in January 2014 to US$561 in January 2015, down 36.2% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Supply chains eyeing opportunities for 34-inch WQHD monitors

Jan 23, 10:10

Touch solution and panel makers are eyeing opportunities for 34-inch WQHD monitors as the high-end monitor market is expected to remain steady in 2015, according to industry sources.

LCD monitor shipments expected to drop 6% in 1Q15, says WitsView

Jan 22, 11:04

LCD monitor shipments are expected to drop 6% in the first quarter of 2015 and prices for 19.5- and 21-inch LCD monitor panels are expected to drop US$0.70-0.80, according to WitsView.

Digitimes Research: Price wars for Ultra HD TVs spurring in 2015

Jan 21, 15:13

In a push to make Ultra HD TVs more prevalent in the market, TV vendors are aiming to push lower-priced solutions, which is starting to spur intensified price competition among vendors and related supply chains, according to Digitimes Research.

Rising competition from China supply chain: Q&A with Compal president Ray Chen

Jan 21, 11:18

Compal Electronics was one of the pioneers that relocated its major production base to China from Taiwan in 1990 and has since then transformed itself into an IT conglomerate with annual revenues topping over NT$700 billion (US$22.17 billion).

Compal president Ray Chen

Taiwan market: Proportion of LCD TVs sized 47-inch and above reaches 50.3%

Jan 20, 21:54

From January-November 2014 the proportion of LCD TVs sized 47-inch and above sold in the Taiwan market reached 50.3%.

Public display shipments remain steady in 3Q14, says DisplaySearch

Jan 20, 15:50

According to DisplaySearch, on-year public display shipments grew 16% in the third quarter of 2014, and LCD public display shipments alone grew 18%, while plasma public display shipments were negligible, as many plasma products were phased out. Annual public display shipments began to improve in the...

LG showing optimism for OLED TVs

Jan 20, 15:02

LG Electronics is continuing to push OLED TV panel development despite high costs for the technology and competitive LCD technology that is becoming thinner in size and higher in resolution, according to market observers.

LG continuing to push forth its OLED TV business

Digitimes Research: 28-inch monitors veering toward TN technology and 24-inch units IPS

Jan 19, 15:42

Monitors sized 28-inch were an increasingly larger focus for monitor vendors throughout 2014, with Samsung Electronics, IIYAMA, Lenovo and Acer at the forefront. Many of the units released were equipped with Ultra HD panels and twisted nematic (TN) technology, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Ultra HD TV sales expected to reach 3,000 in 1Q15; 10,000 in 2015

Jan 19, 14:39

Ultra HD TVs in the Taiwan market held an estimated 30% share of overall TV sales during the fourth quarter of 2014 and are likely to see a five-fold increase in on-year sales over the 2015 Lunar New Year period, according to local market estimates.

Ultra HD TV sales increasing in Taiwan

Penetration rate for smart TVs is expected to reach as high as 90% in 3 years

Jan 15, 14:45

The penetration rate for smart TVs is expected to reach as high as 90% in three years time following developments by vendors to develop smart solutions and the Internet of Things (IoT), according to market observers.

Digitimes Research: Curved OLED TV sales unlikely to break 800,000 in 2015

Jan 9, 16:00

Following developments to push Ultra HD TVs in the market vendors have begun to promote curved units as well and aim to push the technology throughout 2015-2016. However, due to higher panel costs, limited market prospects and higher retail pricing, shipments during the time period will be limited,...

Digitimes Research: Ultra HD BD players not likely to be available until end of 2015

Jan 9, 15:32

Panasonic is showcasing an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player (BDP) prototype at CES 2014 and is the only exhibitor with such a device at the show. Digitimes Research believes Ultra HD BDPs will wait at least until the end of 2015 before hitting store shelves, but demand may pick up in 2016.

Samsung holds 37% share in global Ultra HD TV market in 2014

Jan 9, 14:49

Samsung Electronics held a 37% share in the global Ultra HD TV market during 2014. Approximately 50% of the Ultra HD TVs Samsung sold in 2014 were for curved units.

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