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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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: 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...
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...
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,...
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...
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,...
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...