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  • PC demand slow in 2Q15, say Taiwan IC design firms

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  • Taiwan April CPI up on month, down on year, says DGBAS

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  • MediaTek subsidiary completes acquisition of Alpha

    Bits + chips | 7h 14min ago

  • Unity Opto Technology April revenues hit record

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  • Digitimes Research: EU requirement for daytime running lights drives demand for LEDs

    Before Going to Press | 7h 23min ago

  • Innolux optimistic about 4K TV panel shipments in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 7h 24min ago

  • First-tier China smartphone vendors suffer shortage of Sony-made CMOS image sensors

    Before Going to Press | 7h 25min ago

  • Commentary: Acer, Asustek dive into smartphones, wearable devices may not bear fruit

    Before Going to Press | 7h 26min ago

  • Lextar Electronics sees slight increase in April revenues

    Before Going to Press | 7h 27min ago

  • China market: iPhone device sales total US$16.8 billion in 1Q15

    Before Going to Press | 7h 27min ago

  • Global TV shipments grow 3% in 2014, says DisplaySearch

    Before Going to Press | 7h 28min ago

  • AcBel Polytech nets NT$0.23 per share for 1Q15

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  • Philips price competition may force out small China LED light bulb vendors

    Before Going to Press | 7h 40min ago

  • IC distributor WT Micro 1Q15 sales meet guidance

    Before Going to Press | 7h 43min ago

  • UTAC expects up to 6% sales growth in 2Q15

    Before Going to Press | 7h 43min ago

  • Getac Technology April revenues down on month, up on year

    Before Going to Press | 7h 44min ago

  • Tatung to not deal out 2014 dividend

    Before Going to Press | 7h 44min ago

  • Chicony Electronics nets NT$0.91 per share for 1Q15

    Before Going to Press | 7h 44min ago

  • Taiwan April CPI up on month, down on year, says DGBAS

    Before Going to Press | 7h 45min ago

  • Largan Precision sees increased April revenues

    Before Going to Press | 7h 46min ago

  • China market: Prices for quad- and 8-core handset chips to fall

    Before Going to Press | 7h 52min ago

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Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD TV shipments in 1Q15 lowest since 2010

May 4, 15:13

Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD TVs reached 7.48 million in the first quarter of 2015, down over 30% on quarter and the lowest since the first quarter of 2010, according to Digitimes Research.

Samsung reports decreased profits for 1Q15

Apr 30, 13:38

Samsung Electronics has reported net profits of KRW4.63 trillion (US$4.35 billion) for the first quarter of 2015, down 38.2% from the KRW7.49 trillion of a year earlier. Meanwhile, revenues for the first quarter reached KRW47.12 trillion, down 11% on quarter.

LCD TV shipments decrease 24% on quarter in 1Q15, says WitsView

Apr 30, 12:08

The global shipments of LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2015 totaled 51.4 million units, according to WitsView. This figure translates to a quarterly decline of 24%. In addition to the first quarter being an off-peak season, there were other forces causing the shipment decline. One factor was the lowering...

Digitimes Research: Japan online video market to grow significantly starting 2H15

Apr 29, 22:40

Japan's online video market is expected to grow significantly starting the second half of 2015 when Netflix begins to offer its services, NTT DoCoMo launches its dTV Terminal program and the local top-five cable TV operators start offering free online video services, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan sees decreased 1Q15 LCD monitor shipments

Apr 23, 20:31

Taiwan-based ODMs shipped 18.799 million LCD monitors worth US$2.155 billion in the first quarter of 2015, with the shipment volume dropping 15.5% on quarter and 6.5% on year. Shipment value slipped 13.8% and 1.2% respectively, according to Digitimes Research.

China top-6 vendors see TV shipments to markets abroad increase 16% in 1Q15

Apr 20, 21:56

The top six major LCD TV vendors in China saw accumulative shipments to markets outside China grow 16% on year in the first quarter of 2015, with approximately 30% of the amount going to North America.

Ultra-thin sets to make up 15% of TV market in China in 2017

Apr 16, 15:59

The China TV market is estimated to reach 45.35 million in 2017, of which ultra-thin units are expected to hold a 15.4% market share or about seven million units, according to industry estimations.

LeTV expected to double TV sales in 2015

Apr 15, 22:54

LeTV reported nearly 1.6 million in LCD TV sales during 2014 and is likely to reach between 3.5-4 million in 2015, according to industry estimates.

Digitimes Research: 20- and 24-inch monitor retail pricing to decline in April

Apr 15, 15:05

Average retail prices for 20- and 24-inch LCD monitors in the US, UK, Germany, China and Japan during April 2015 are expected to decrease 8.7% to US$116 and 6.5% to US$244, respectively, according to Digitimes Research.

China market: Video content provider LeTV to unveil smartphones

Apr 14, 15:48

China-based video network operator and LCD TV vendor LeTV is expected to step into the smartphone market by unveiling 2-3 smartphones during a product event in Beijing on April 14, according to sources familiar with the event.

Global LCD TV shipment growth slowing in 2015, says IHS

Apr 14, 15:44

2014 LCD TV shipments grew more than 7% worldwide, with much improved demand growth in developed regions, but with slowing growth in emerging markets. However, the outlook for 2015 is not as strong as previously forecast, according to IHS. Worldwide LCD TV shipments are expected to grow just 4% in...

Samsung tops global smart TV market in 2014

Apr 13, 22:00

Samsung Electronics held a 28.2% share in the global smart TV market during 2014, the largest stake compared to any other vendor, while LG Electronics held a 15.2% share, according to statistics from DisplaySearch.

Display industry output estimated at US$180 billion in 2018, with OLED on the rise, says LG Display VP

Apr 10, 10:18

The output value of the display industry in 2018 is estimated to reach US$180 billion, with LCD technologies accounting for 90%, according to LG Display VP Sooyoung Yoon.

Realtek March revenues rebound

Stockwatch - Apr 9, 20:23

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.55 billion (US$81.8 million) for March 2015, up 21% sequentially and 2.2% from a year ago.

TCL expects smartphone revenues to expand 30% in 2015

Apr 7, 22:15

TCL expects its smartphone revenues to grow 30% on year in 2015, during which it will also begin to push sales of its smartphones in India and Brazil, according to company chairman Li Dongsheng.

Ultra HD TV penetration rate estimated to reach 20% in 2015

Apr 7, 14:25

Driven by price competitiveness in the North America market and increasing demand in the China market, the penetration rate for Ultra HD (4K) TVs is expected to reach 20% globally in 2015.

4K TV demand on the rise

Panasonic in negotiations with Zuiko for plasma plant sale, says report

Apr 2, 13:40

Panasonic is reportedly planning to sell its production plants, which were originally used for plasma TV manufacturing, in Amagasaki, Japan to Japan-based sanitary product maker Zuiko, according to a Nikkei report, but Zuiko has noted that the negotiations are not yet completed.

China market: Xiaomi unveils 5 new products

Mar 31, 21:56

Xiaomi Technology has unveiled five new products to celebrate its five-year anniversary. The new products include a pink edition Xiaomi Note, Hongmi 2A, Xiaomi 2 TV, Xiaomi scale and Xiaomi power supply adapter.

Xiaomi scale

Toshiba in talks to sell large stake of Egypt-based TV manufacturing facilities, says report

Mar 30, 23:09

Toshiba is reportedly in talks to sell off 40% of its 51% stake in TV manufacturing facilities in Egypt to local home electronics company El Araby in a deal that is expected to bring in Toshiba several hundred million Japanese Yen, according to a report from Japan-based SankeiBiz.

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.

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