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E-paper solution provider EIH reports earnings for 1H17

Aug 15, 13:55

E-paper solution providers E Ink Holding (EIH) has reported net profits of NT$798 million (US$26.35 million) or NT$0.71 per share for the second quarter of 2017.

Amtran reports 3rd consecutive quarterly losses for 2Q17

Aug 11, 15:04

TV ODM Amtran Technology has reported its third consecutive quarterly losses of NT$329 million (US$10.83 million) for the second quarter of 2017, affected by increased flat panel prices. EPS for the quarter was negative NT$0.42.

Coretronic acquires Calibre

Aug 10, 13:07

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has announced it has completed the acquisition of a 100% stake in UK-based Calibre, a supplier of image processing products, specialist scalers, flat panel displays and related software products.

SY Chen, president of the visual solution business group at Coretronic

LG, Sony, Sharp ramping TV shipments at expense of Samsung, China players

Aug 3, 12:10

LG Electronics, Sony and Sharp are ramping their TV shipments at the expense of Samsung Electronics and major players in China, which reportedly are suffering a setback in their respective shipments, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: Samsung braces for strong smartphone, monitor and slim TV sales

Jul 31, 16:07

Samsung Electronics is expected to see sales of its smartphones, gaming monitors and ultra-thin TVs in the Taiwan market achieve significant results in 2017, buoyed by the introduction of new models with innovative technologies, according to sources in local retail channels.

Samsung to continue to lead in Taiwan's smartphone market

BLU supplier Coretronic optimistic about 3Q17

Jul 28, 11:53

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic is optimistic about its business outlook for the third quarter, citing growing shipments of energy-saving devices and display products.

Coretronic president of energy saving product group Sarah Lin (center) is optimistic about 3Q17

Sharp files infringement complaint against Hisense

Jul 20, 15:22

Sharp has filed a new patent infringement complaint against Hisense in New York Southern District Court, alleging that Hisense and its affiliate companies produce and sell TV products in the US that infringe its WLAN related patents, and seeking damages and injunction, according to a company's annou...

TV inventory levels at top brands escalating

Jul 20, 12:02

Inventory levels of TVs at the world's top-eight brands have scaled up recently, which could undercut demand for TV panels in the second half of 2017 and therefore push TV panel prices downward, according to industry sources.

TV inventory levels rising

EIH ramping ESL shipments, says paper

Jul 14, 16:02

EPD (electrophoretic display) solution supplier E Ink Holdings (EIH) is expected to see shipments of its electronic shelf labels (ESLs) grow by a double-digit rate in 2017 as the company has begun shipping smart labels to subsidiaries of China-based Alibaba Group and JD.com, according to a Chinese-language...

China market: Curved monitor suppliers pushing sales to gaming market

Jul 12, 22:30

Demand for curved monitors in China has begun to decline recently, pushing panel suppliers and monitor vendors to step up efforts to promote curved monitors to the gaming market, according to industry sources.

Vendors pushing sales of curved monitors to the gaming sector in China

BLU supplier Coretronic sees revenues up sequentially in June

Jul 11, 11:28

Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.26 billion (US$139.3 million) for June 2017, up 12% sequentially, but down 11.54% on year.

Coretronic management team disclosing 2Q17 performance

Taiwan taps deeper into US market with advanced automotive electronics

Jul 10, 13:22

Taiwan's auto parts industry is gaining significant growth momentum for shipments to the US, now the industry's largest export outlet, as some American high-tech heavyweights are rushing to develop electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous cars, fueling demand for advanced automotive electronics such...

MSI pushing into gaming monitor market

Jul 7, 10:58

Micro-Star International (MSI) has recently entered the gaming monitor market with new products, looking to compete against the largest vendor, Asustek Computer.

Taiwan ODMs consider suspending ties with LeEco

Jul 5, 14:00

Taiwan-based Compal Electronics is evaluating all possible situations in order to decide whether it will continue to cooperate with China-based LeEco amid the deterioration of its financial condition, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times report, citing company president Ray Chen.

China market: LeEco assets frozen due to overdue loan payments

Jul 4, 16:11

A Shanghai court has frozen assets worth CNY1.237 billion (US$181.95 million) owned by Jia Yueting, chairman of cash-strapped TV vendor LeEco, his wife and three of its subsidiaries, according to media reports in China.

China market: TV brand vendors see disappointing sales in 1H17

Jul 4, 15:13

China-based TV brand vendors experienced disappointing shipments in the first half of 2017, which will account for only 30% of their overall shipments for the year, according to China-based Sigmaintell Consulting.

Taiwan making all-out effort to develop AI applications

Jul 3, 13:57

With global investment fever likely to last for 20 years in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) applications, Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) is gearing up to pool available resources to support the island’s AI development, according to a press statement issued...

Taiwan AI labs gearing up for AI development

ARM mbed scores growing IoT developer base in Asia-Pacific

Jul 3, 10:30

The number of Asia-Pacific IoT developers using the ARM mbed platform has grown significantly to exceed one-third of the platform’s global developer community of 250,000, prompting the UK-headquartered ARM to further deepen its cooperation with partners in the region, according to David Pan,...

Taiwan market: Apple first store opens on July 1

Jun 30, 14:31

Apple Taipei 101 opens July 1 at 11am, bringing Apple’s products, services and in-store experiences to customers in Taiwan for the first time.

Apple Taipei 101 store

Commentary: Where is Foxconn heading?

Jun 29, 16:32

The failure of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to make it to the priority bidder list for acquiring Toshiba's semiconductor unit and its chairman Terry Gou's subsequent furious remarks made during a shareholders meeting have caught much media attention. But little attention has been...

MWC Shanghai 2017: E Ink showcases e-paper smart applications

Jun 29, 14:23

Taiwan-based EPD (electrophoretic display) solution supplier E Ink Holdings (EIH) is showcasing an array of e-paper products and applications at the on-going MWC Shanghai 2017.

EIH chairman Frank Ko

China-based BOEVT becoming a major force in global ODM TV market

Jun 28, 15:16

China-based TV ODM BOE Vision-Electronic Technology (BOEVT) has become a strong contender in the global ODM TV market, which is likely to affect the long-term developments of Taiwan-based ODMs, including Foxconn Electronics, TPV Technology, Wistron and Amtran Technology, according to industry source...

Innolux begins shipping complete TV sets

Jun 21, 11:46

Flat panel maker Innolux has revamped its production strategy and already begun producing complete set of TVs recently, according to company chairman and CEO Jyh-Chau Wang.

Innolux chairman and president

China market: Hisense, Changhong launch 'laser TVs'

Jun 20, 16:04

Following the steps of Epson, Sony and LG Electronics, China-based TV brands Hisense and Changhong have launched ultra-short-throw laser projectors for large-size home-use displays, according to industry sources.

Hisense's 4K laser TV

Taiwan market: Optoma launches Ultra HD home theater projectors

Jun 15, 13:48

Optoma has launched two Ultra HD (4K) home theater projectors in the Taiwan market for sale at below NT$90,000 (US$2,980) each.

Optoma launches 4K projectors

Taiwan market: LG Electronics launches new OLED TVs

Jun 14, 13:46

LG Electronics has launched a new lineup of OLED TVs with display sizes ranging from 55- to 65-inch in the Taiwan market and aims to ship over 2,500 units in the local market in 2017.

LG launches new OLED TVs in Taiwan

Global shipments of OLED TVs to reach 2 million units in 2017

Jun 14, 12:00

Global shipments of OLED TVs in 2017 are expected to more than double from a year earlier to reach two million units, according to an industry estimate.

LG promoting OLED TVs in Taiwan

Taiwan market: Sales of Ultra HD TVs rising

Jun 13, 17:35

The proportion of Ultra HD TVs to total TVs sold in the Taiwan market is expected to rise from nearly 30% in 2016 to nearly 60% in 2017 thanks to vendors' efforts to promote 4K models, according to market sources.

MediaTek launches Ultra HD TV SoC

Jun 13, 15:46

MediaTek has announced the availability of its new MediaTek MT5597 SoC, an Ultra HD TV SoC supporting Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG).

Digitimes Research: Head-up displays in large potential demand

Jun 5, 23:06

Head-up displays (HUDs), navigation information reflected on windshield glass to exempt drivers from watching screens of navigation devices for driving safety, have been increasingly adopted for high-end automobile models by Japan- and Germany-based car makers and there is expected to be large potential...

Wistron invests in digital signage firm Videri

Jun 2, 10:31

Wistron has announced plans to invest US$100 million in digital signage software company Videri. The investment is expected to further tighten the two firms' relationship since Wistron has partnered with Videri previously to develop digital signage products.

Welcome to Computex 2017: New friends, renewed rivalries

May 30, 15:37

After several years where players in a post-mature PC industry have been more concerned about making sure they clear out inventory rather than consistently introducing new innovations to the market, Computex Taipei 2017 is gearing up to be a throwback show, where industry heavyweights go toe-to-toe...

Welcome to Computex 2017

China market: LeEco CEO steps down

May 22, 14:15

Jia Yueting, chairman and CEO of China-based LeEco, has stepped down as CEO of the company but will retain his position as chairman, according to a recent stock exchange filing.

Acer expects stable LCD monitor shipments in 2017 with higher ASP

May 22, 10:58

While global demand for LCD monitors keeps decreasing, Acer expect its LCD monitor shipments to be stable in 2017, with the corresponding average selling price (ASP) to hike as a result of a stronger focus on gaming models, according to the company's Display business general manager Victor Chien.

Over 44 million LCD TVs shipped globally in 1Q17, says WitsView

May 17, 15:29

Global LCD TV shipments reached 44.05 million units in first-quarter 2017, decreasing 31.0% sequentially and 8.4% on year, according to WitsView.

Japan IT Week to focus on IoT and embedded applications

May 11, 14:01

Japan IT Week will be hosted from May 10-12 in Tokyo, Japan, and 1,600 IT players worldwide including Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Oracle, Bosch, Advantech, and Gigabyte Technology, are showcasing their latest innovations at the show. The show is expected to attract 91,000 visitors,...

Japan IT Week opens May 10-12

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 1Q17 LCD TV shipments lowest in 7 years

May 3, 11:24

Taiwan-based makers together shipped 6.735 million LCD TVs in first-quarter 2017, the lowest quarterly level since first-quarter 2010. The volume represents decreases of 33.2% sequentially and 8.4% on year, according to Digitimes Resaerch.

Digitimes Research: Study of Japan IT industry for 1Q17

Apr 28, 12:13

While LG Electronics has dominated the global OLED TV market, Japan-based Panasonic, Sony and Toshiba still launched OLED TVs in Japan in the first quarter of 2017, with panels supplied by LG Display. However, to differentiate from LG Electronics’ products, the Japan-based vendors are expected...

Digitimes Research: LCD monitor shipments drop over 6% in 1Q17

Apr 28, 12:04

Taiwan's LCD monitor shipments dropped 6.2% on year to reach below 20 million units in the first quarter of 2017, while worldwide shipments also experienced a similar decline of 6.8% on year. For the second quarter, Taiwan's volume will continue to see an on-year decline of 8.4%, while worldwide shipments...

Commentary: Will Terry Gou consider acquiring Vizio?

Apr 25, 14:36

China-based LeEco claims it has been forced to abandon its planned US$2 billion acquisition of Vizio, the second largest US-based TV vendor, because of regulatory issues. Vizion will probably look for a new buyer, but who would that be? Foxconn, perhaps?

HP Labs develops IonTouch with E Ink

Apr 24, 14:13

HP Labs has developed IonTouch, a writable printing technology, through cooperation with EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) which provides e-paper for used as embedded display media, according to industry source.

Sharp runs risk to expand LCD TV business, says Diamond Weekly

Apr 18, 14:22

While Sharp is restoring its business operations following Taiwan-based Foxconn Electronics' stake investment, its plan to expand LCD TV output in line with the goal of increasing global sales from five million in fiscal year 2016 (April 2016-March 2017) to 10 million units in fiscal year 2018 runs...

Coretronic sees DLP projector shipments decrease in March

Apr 11, 11:01

Coretronic has disclosed it shipped 98,000 DLP projectors and projection systems in March, slipping 6% on month. It also shipped 3.98 million energy-saving devices consisting of backlight units (BLUs), LCD modules (LCMs), lighting modules and touch panels, growing 5% on month.

CPT, HannStar Display see sequential growths in March panel shipments

Apr 11, 10:55

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has disclosed it shipped 122,000 large-size TFT-LCD panels and 29.56 million small- to medium-size units in March, with the former increasing 8.6% on month and 65.4% on year and the latter growing 1.9% on month but slipping 3.3% on year. HannStar Display has revealed it...

Digitimes Research: 4.4 million LCD panels for digital signage to be shipped in 2017

Apr 5, 16:13

LCD panel shipments for digital signage will reach 4.4 million units globally in 2017, increasing 8.6% on year, and the shipments will keep growing to 5.8 million units in 2020, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: 8K technology developed for medical application in Japan

Mar 31, 11:40

8K-resolution display technology is being developed for medical application in Japan, with typical cases being use in endoscopic surgery by National Cancer Center Hospital and in remote medical diagnosis developed by NTT Data which is a global IT innovator, according to Digitimes Research.

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.

Compal president Ray Chen

Flexible display market to surpass US$200 billion within five years, says Futuresource

Mar 24, 16:15

The value of products involving flexible displays will surge to over US$200 billion within five years and approach US$300 billion within a decade, according to market research company Futuresource Consulting.

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.

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