Taipei, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 22:49 (GMT+8)

LeEco enters US market

Newswatch - Oct 21, 15:47

China-based LeEco has announced it will enter the US market with products including LCD TVs, smartphones, virtual reality products, cars and bicycles and the company's entry is expected to benefit its supply chain partners including Taiwan-based Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), Amtran,...

EIH, Gigazone jointly launch wireless digital picture frame

Oct 17, 11:12

E-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) and Gigazone International, Gigabyte Technology's subsidiary distributor, have cooperated to launch Pixer, which they describe as the world's first cordless and wireless digital picture frame.

Pixer jointly developed by EIH and Gigazone

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to ship 37.65 million LCD TVs in 2017

Oct 13, 11:24

Taiwan-based ODMs, OEMs and OBMs (own-brand manufacturers) will ship 37.65 million LCD TVs in 2017, increasing 6.4% on year and taking up 17.2% of global total, according to Digitimes Research.

Acer focuses LCD monitor marketing on curved-surface gaming models

Oct 12, 14:42

While global demand for LCD monitors is falling, Acer has scored points in marketing curved-surface gaming models and will expand the product line to hike average selling price, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Chimei aims to ship 180,000 LCD TVs in 2016

Oct 12, 11:59

Taiwan-based LCD TV vendor Chimei shipped 120,000 units in the Taiwan market during January-September 2016 and aims to ship 180,000 units in 2016, according to the company.

Chimei LCD TVs

Wistron September notebook shipments hit 2016 high

Oct 11, 20:36

ODM Wistron shipped 2.1 million notebooks in September, the highest monthly level so far in 2016 and increasing 16.7% on month, 5.4 million units in the third quarter, sequentially growing 17.4%, and 13.8 million units in January-September, according to the company.

Coretronic ships 5.06 million energy-saving devices, 143,000 projectors in September

Oct 11, 11:38

Coretronic shipped 5.06 million energy-saving devices consisting of BLUs (backlight units), industrial and medical displays, and touch modules, and it also shipped 143,000 projectors and interactive projecting devices in September, with the former falling 5% on month and the latter growing 36%, according...

Digitimes Research: Japan allows use of electronic rear-view mirrors

Oct 4, 11:52

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) on June 17, 2016 approved the use of electronic rear-view mirrors, mainly consisting of cameras and displays, in place of traditional models in automobiles, making Japan the first country to adopt the technology around the world,...

China market: Xiaomi launches Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi TV 3s

Sep 28, 23:04

Xiaomi Technology has launched its new flagship smartphone products, the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus along with the Mi TV 3s, the company's first TV with artificial intelligent (AI) capabilities.

Mi TV 3s

China market: 32- to 50-inch LCD TV prices up, says Sigmaintell

Sep 26, 14:27

In the China market, average retail prices for 32- to 43-inch LCD TVs have risen about 10% since July 2016, 49- and 50-inch models about 5%, while those for above 50-inch ones have remained unchanged, according to China-based consulting company Sigmaintell.

HP and LG see solid on-year shipment growth in monitors, says IDC

Sep 23, 13:58

The worldwide PC monitor market shipped more than 30 million units in the second quarter of 2016, up 4.9% on year and 4.6% on quarter, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker.

Himax, Nuviz team up for HUD products

Sep 13, 11:00

Taiwan-based fabless IC firm Himax Technologies has announced it is partnering with Nuviz to develop head-up display (HUD) products.

Coretronic projector shipments rise in August

Sep 9, 11:15

Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 105,000 DLP projectors in August, increasing 10% sequentially. Revenues from the product line totaled NT$1.525 billion (US$48.1 million) for the month, up 16% sequentially.

New Sharp president to speak to employees about future strategy

Aug 16, 11:29

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) vice president Dai Cheng-wu has become the new president of Japan-based Sharp and Dai is planning to host internal meetings on August 21-22 and will make a speech on August 22 to Sharp workers about the company's future strategies.

Coretronic sees decreased July revenues

Aug 10, 11:31

Backlight unit (BLU) and DLD projector maker Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.763 billion (US$149 million) for July, decreasing 1.11% on month and 14.90% on year, and those of NT$32.231 billion for January-July dipped 15.94% on year.

Wistron, Inventec see mixed shipment performances in July

Aug 8, 22:32

Wistron and Inventec announced their shipment performances in July with Wistron shipping 1.5 million notebooks in the month, down 21.05% on month and Inventec 1.4 million mobile devices, down from 1.6 million units a month ago.

Digitimes Research: LeEco acquires Vizio, Samsung Electronics poised to offer QLED TVs

Aug 8, 22:28

China-based OTT (over the top) operator LeEco will acquire a 100% stake in US-based LCD TV vendor Vizio in a bid to rank among the globally five largest LCD TV vendors, while Samsung Electronics has applied for the trademark Samsung QLED with US Patent and Trademark Office possibly in preparation to...

Amtran Technology ships 340,000 LCD TVs, monitors in July

Aug 8, 15:23

ODM Amtran Technology shipped 340,000 LCD TVs and monitors in July, hiking 96.43% on year, and 1.77 million units in January-July, growing 95.06% on year, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship over 19 million LCD monitors in 2Q16

Aug 5, 10:50

Taiwan-based makers shipped 19.629 million LCD monitors in the second quarter of 2016, increasing 1.2% on quarter but decreasing 4.1% on year, with the shipment volume accounting for 63.4% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.

Smart Technologies shareholders approve acquisition by Foxconn

Aug 4, 15:31

Canada-based Smart Technologies, a provider of interactive whiteboards, has announced that its shareholders have approved an acquisition proposal made by the Foxconn Group.

Foxconn interested in taking up Korea-based Tongyang Magic, says report

Aug 3, 14:10

Foxconn Electronics reportedly is interested in participating in a bit to take up the management of Korea-based household appliance vendor Tongyang Magic, according to a Korea Economic Daily report.

Vizio acquisition expected to push LeEco-Foxconn partnership

Jul 28, 21:23

With LeEco Global's (LeTV) acquisition of Vizio, some market watchers believe Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), which has a tight relationship with LeEco and has been making frequent contact with the China-based maker recently, will likely push the establishment of a new TV platform...

Samsung 2Q16 operating profits rise 18% on brisk smartphone sales

Jul 28, 15:11

Samsung Electronics has announced operating profits of KRW8.14 trillion (US$7.24 billion) for the second quarter of 2016, up 21.9% on quarter and 18% from a year earlier, while revenues increased 2.3% sequentially and 4.9% on year to KRW50.94 trillion.

Coretronic nets NT$1.13 per share for 1H16

Jul 28, 11:17

Backlight unit (BLU) and projector maker Coretronic has posted net EPS of NT$1.13 (US$0.035) for first-half 2016, during which it shipped 27.18 million units of energy saving BLUs and 556,000 projectors, the former dropping 29% and the latter rising 10% on year.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan ships nearly 8.5 million LCD TVs in 2Q16

Jul 27, 21:26

Taiwan-based makers shipped 8.448 million LCD TVs in the second quarter of 2016, increasing 14.9% on quarter and 6.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Launch of Android-based Pepper to ramp up market size

Jul 27, 15:15

SoftBank's launch of Android-based Pepper service robots will encourage Android software developers to develop applications for Pepper, which in return will help ramp up Pepper's market size and its ecosystem, according to a Digitimes Research report on the latest market trends in Japan's digital home...

LeEco may make strategic investment in Vizio

Jul 14, 10:47

China-based online video service operator LeEco (renamed from LeTV) has launched own-brand smartphones and LCD TVs, and reportedly is looking to make a strategic investment in US-based LCD TV vendor Vizio in hopes that Vizio can help it promote online video services in the US market and such services...

Amtran ships 375,000 LCD TVs, monitors in June, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 6, 11:37

Amtran Technology shipped 375,000 LCD TVs and monitors in June, with about 30% of the TVs being Ultra HD models, according to Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times (CT).

Foxconn to assemble Sharp products in Taiwan

Jul 5, 15:02

Foxconn Electronics plans to set up assembly lines in Taiwan to roll out Sharp's products for sale in the local market, according to industry sources.

219 million LCD TVs to be shipped globally in 2016, says WitsView

Jul 5, 11:33

Global LCD TV shipments will reach 219 million units in 2016, increasing 1.5% on year, according to WitsView.

TCL sees smartphone shipments decline nearly 13% on year in May

Jun 28, 20:49

TCL has reported that its smartphone shipments declined 12.7% on year to 3.219 million units in May, but shipments of LCD TVs grew 16.1% to 1.305 million units in the month.

Foxconn chairman expects channel retail business to grow strongly in 1 year

Jun 23, 15:06

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo has told investors that the company has already resumed its channel retail business, but he refused to provide details on the business' current status. However, he believes the business will achieve great results in many markets including...

AOpen expects partnerships with Microsoft and Google to show results in 2H16

Jun 23, 14:54

Taiwan-based digital signage player AOpen has partnered with Microsoft and Google to provide solutions that cover both front-end hardware and back-end big data analysis, and expects the new solutions to achieve some results in the second half, according to company chairman Bernie Tsai.

Dell and AOC see solid on-year growth in worldwide monitor market in 1Q16, says IDC

Jun 22, 16:05

The total worldwide PC monitor market shipped more than 29 million units in the first quarter of 2016, up 0.5% on year but a decrease of 5.7% compared to the previous quarter, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker.

Foxconn chairman looks at LeEco ecosystem for possible cooperation

Jun 22, 14:07

Foxconn Electronics chairman Terry Gou and a number of top executives of the EMS giant have recently visited an experience shop of the "LeEco ecosystem" operated by China-based conglomerate LeEco (formerly LeTV) in Shenzhen to tap the possibility of enhancing cooperation between the two companies,...

China, Taiwan TV panel makers adopt Cd-free quantum dot technology, says Nanoco COO

Jun 22, 12:31

While Samsung Electronics took the initiative to launch super Ultra HD LCD TVs based on cadmium (Cd)-free quantum dot technology in March 2015, China- and Taiwan-based panel makers have now also adopted the technology, according to COO Keith Wiggins for UK-based heavy metal-free nanomaterial maker...

Qisda expects revenues for medicare, smart solutions to rise to NT$60 billion in 3-5 years

Jun 20, 15:59

EMS provider Qisda focuses on improving existing business, expanding medical care business and smart solutions, and it expects annual revenues for medicare and smart solutions to increase to about NT$60 billion (US$1.86 billion) in 3-5 years, according to company president Peter Chen.

Shuttle to see strong revenue contribution from non-notebook businesses in 2016

Jun 13, 21:13

Shuttle, in addition to its existing PC OEM business, XPC barebone and mini PC products, has also been pushing its smart application software business in the past few years and has recently received orders for its next-generation digital signage and medical care products, which are expected to contribute...

Internet services players eye digital signage opportunity

Jun 6, 22:56

The competition in the consumer-level cloud computing application market is growing fierce and several players have turned to strengthening their digital signage products for the business opportunity, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Taiwan market: Samsung unveils SUHD TVs

Jun 6, 11:10

Samsung Electronics has unveiled SUHD (Super Ultra HD) LCD TVs featuring quantum dot technology and HDR (high dynamic range)1000 for launch soon in the Taiwan market.


Gaming monitor market to see growing competition between Asustek, BenQ and TPV

Jun 3, 15:30

With the gaming market growing more popular, monitor brand vendors, which have been seeing declining profits, have also entered into the gaming market. Asustek expanding its presence in the market with its Republic of Gamers (ROG) branded monitors, while BenQ is pushing into the market with investments...

Digitimes Research: South Korea digital signage production value to grow to KRW3.97 trillion in 2020

Jun 3, 14:33

The South Korea government-sponsored Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute estimates the production value for digital signage in South Korea in 2016 at KRW2.55 trillion (US$2.14 billion) and forecasts that the value will increase to KRW3.97 trillion in 2020, according to Digitimes Re...

Everyone wants in on virtual reality opportunity

Jun 1, 11:04

If the IT industry has not quite entered the era of virtual reality (VR), most key players at Computex Taipei 2016 are trying to expedite the process. Major technology launches on the first day of Asia's largest tradeshow touched on how VR will be enabled in the upcoming years. ARM staked out the mobile...


This concludes our broadcasting day: Vizio redefines the TV

Jun 1, 09:05

Vizio could be credited as the most innovative LCD TV maker in terms of product planning in 2016, as it is the first vendor to remove ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) tuner from TV sets and replace it with built-in Chromecast (or SmartCast as Vizio named it) functionality and attach a tablet...

Computex looks to take on new identity

May 31, 08:51

This year's Computex Taipei 2016 will mark a turning point for Asia's biggest tradeshow, as Taiwan begins asserting itself as being not only the center of the global ICT supply chain but also as a key partner for building the global technology ecosystem and driving innovation. This new positioning...


Sony to see increased LCD TV shipments in 2016

May 26, 11:00

Among LCD TV vendors, Sony took the initiative to launch Ultra HD models and consequently shipped nearly 13 million Bravia series LCD TVs in 2015 and is expected to see significant on-year growth in 2016 shipments although global shipments are likely to remain unchanged on year at 220 million units,...

Wistron sees earnings tumble nearly 50% on year in 1Q16

Newswatch - May 16, 15:17

ODM Wistron has reported net profits of NT$383 million (US$11.74 million) for the first quarter of 2016, a sharp decline of 46.6% from a year earlier.

Upcoming exhibitions to promote IT innovations

May 12, 11:43

Six exhibitions are expected to come up in May and June, promoting the latest IT innovations including PC, smartphone, smart wearable device, robot and Internet of Things (IoT) applications

Radiant, Coretronic see mixed growth in April revenues

May 11, 11:40

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported April consolidated revenues reached NT$4.01 billion (US$124 million), increasing 0.50% sequentially and 23.18% on year. BLU and DLP projector maker Coretronic's April consolidated revenues totaled NT$4.225 billion, down 16.73% sequentially...

Public display shipments and revenues rebound, says IHS

May 6, 16:11

Overall public display shipments and revenues will rebound in 2016, as regional economies recover and more large projects are installed. In fact, shipments of public displays are expected to grow 9.3% on year, reaching approximately three million units in 2016, as revenues increase 15.3%. Total public...

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