E Ink swings to operating profits in 2016
Mar 30, 10:34
EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) turned its business operations from net operating loss of NT449 million (US$14.2 million) in 2015 to net operating profit of NT$61 million) in 2016, the firm said at a March 29 investors conference.
Compal becomes a strategic partner of LeEco
Mar 29, 14:15
In a move to protect the interests of its shareholders, Compal Electronics has announced a plan to invest CNY700 million (US$101.65 million) to take a 2.15% stake in Leshi Zhixin Electronic Technology, a TV manufacturing subsidiary of China-based TV/vidoe network LeEco.
Foxconn to hike Sharp TV panel capacity in Japan, says IHS Markit
Mar 24, 16:04
Foxconn Electronics, after becoming the largest shareholder of Sharp, aims to increase global sales of Sharp-produced Aquos-branded LCD TVs to 10-12 million units in 2017 and will therefore hike Sharp's LVCD TV panel production capacity in Japan, according to IHS Markit.
Samsung QLED TVs are not true QD TVs, says WitsView
Mar 21, 21:08
Samsung Electronics, at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 on early January, renamed its SUHD (super Ultra HD) TVs as QLED TVs, causing concern about development of quantum dot (QD) TVs. However, QLED is technologically much different from QD TVs, because QLED still uses LED backlighting, and thus...
Nichia, Osram promoting laser diode-based projectors
Mar 17, 15:05
Nichia and Osram Opto Semiconductors are looking to boost adoption of laser diode lighting sources for projectors, and as a result, many projector vendors, including ViewSonic, Seiko Epson, Vivitek, BenQ and Optoma, are expected to launch laser diode-based models in 2017, according to projector industry...
Sharp aims at global sales of 20 million LCD TVs for fiscal 2020
Mar 15, 20:10
Sharp is making efforts to transform its LCD business and has sets a goal of hiking global LCD TV sales from an estimated five million units in 2016 fiscal (April 2016-March 2017) to eight million units in fiscal 2017, 10 million units in fiscal 2018 and 20 million units in fiscal 2020, according to...
Coretronic ships 105,000 DLP projectors in February
Mar 10, 11:02
Coretronic as announced it shipped 105,000 DLP projectors and projection systems in February, increasing 13.0% on month. It also shipped 3.797 million "energy-saving" devices consisting of backlight units (BLUs), LCD modules, lighting modules and touch panels in February, shrinking 14.5%...
SDP starts development of 10.5G LCD display ecosystem park in China
Mar 2, 11:01
Japan-based Sakai Display Products (SDP) on March 1 held a groundbreaking ceremony for a project to develop a display ecosystem park consisting of a 10.5G IGZO TFT-LCD panel fab, a smart TV plant and an electronic white board and high-end display factory in Guangzhou, southern China, with the first-phase...
LG Display may become supplier to Samsung
Feb 22, 15:04
LG Display may begin supplying LCD TV panels to Samsung Electronics in the second half of 2017 amid ongoing tight supply in the large-size TV panel industry.
TPV to set up LCD TV factory in China, says paper
Newswatch - Feb 21, 11:12
TPV Technology will invest US$25 million to set up a LCD TV factory and another US$25 million to set up a factory making components used in LCD TVs in Xianyang City, northern China, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).
Taiwan market: Samsung to launch QLED TVs
Feb 20, 11:29
Samsung Electronics showcased QLED TVs (quantum dot TVs) at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show taking in Las Vegas during January 5-8 and will launch 55-, 65-, 75- and 88-inch models in the Taiwan market as soon as the second quarter of 2017, according to Samsung Electronics Taiwan.
Display bookings to top US$2 billion in Fiscal 2017 for Applied Materials
Feb 17, 17:02
Semiconductor equipment provider Applied Materials delivered another strong quarter for its display business, with its first quarter display revenues increasing 66% on year to US$422 million and its orders tripling to US$632 million. The company noted that since 2012 it has grown its display revenues...
Coretronic nets NT$4.52 per share for 2016
Feb 17, 11:07
Backlight unit (BLU) and DLP projector maker Coretronic recorded net EPS of NT$4.52 (US$0.14) for 2016, according to the company's fourth-quarter 2016 financial report.
Taiwan large-size LCD panel shipments top 60 million in 4Q16
Feb 16, 11:59
With the TV market anticipating tight LCD panel supply due to Samsung Display moving to close down its 7G L7-1 panel line, orders to Taiwan panel makers became more aggressive as the makers built up inventory, helping Taiwan large-size LCD panel makers see a slight on-year increase in their fourth...
Sharp on board for America-first US LCD plant
Feb 9, 01:28
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is apparently committed to pursuing its plans to establish an LCD panel factory in the US through cooperation with Sharp, according to media reports out of Japan. Sharp is said to be taking take the lead in the project, and the Japan government is expected...
Vizio fined US$2.2 million for getting smart with consumers
Feb 7, 16:16
LCD TV vendor Vizio has agreed to pay US$2.2 million to settle charges by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General that it installed software on its TVs to collect viewing data on 11 million consumer TVs without consumers' knowledge or consent.
MediaTek comments on lawsuit brought by AMD
Stockwatch - Feb 7, 15:20
MediaTek has issued a company filing through the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) responding to media reports indicating AMD is accusing MediaTek and three other companies of infringing its graphics processing patents.
Sharp reports profits for fiscal 3Q16
Feb 6, 11:02
Sharp has reported net profit of JPY4.2 billion (US$37.35 million) for fiscal third-quarter 2016 (ended December 2016), turning profitable from continued quarterly net losses for more than two years.
Amtran to ship companion robots, says paper
Newswatch - Jan 20, 11:35
TV maker Amtran Technology has developed home-use robots mainly for accompanying children and the elderly and will begin shipments to the China market in second-quarter 2017 and then to Taiwan and US markets in the second half of the year, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily...
TPV eyes 88 million display device shipments in 2017, says paper
Newswatch - Jan 19, 15:30
LCD TV and monitor maker TPV Technology is planning to ship a total of 88 million devices in 2017, up nearly 14 million units from the volume in 2016 and the growth is expected to benefit its upstream component suppliers, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) re...
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.
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,...
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.
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...
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).