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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

Global LCD TV shipments in 1Q16 estimated at 48.32 million units, says WitsView

Apr 29, 15:54

There were an estimated 48.32 million LCD TVs shipped globally in the first quarter of 2016, dropping 20.9% on quarter and 6.3% on year, according to WitsView.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship 7.35 million LCD TVs in 1Q16

Apr 28, 20:50

Taiwan-based makers shipped 7.35 million LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 28.2% on quarter and 1.7% on year. 62.2% of shipments were ODM/OEM orders and 37.8% OBM, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship over 19 million LCD monitors in 1Q16

Apr 26, 22:24

Taiwan-based ODMs, OEMs and OBMs together shipped 19.041 million LCD monitors in the first quarter of 2016, decreasing 10.6% on quarter but increasing 3.7% on year and accounting for 66.9% of global total, according to Digitimes Research.

LeEco reportedly interested in investing in Vizio

Apr 26, 11:03

US-based LCD TV vendor Vizio will buy back 2.435 million common shares of its stock from Taiwan-based ODM AmTran Technology, with the buyback possibly intended to introduce new strategic shareholders, and China-based online video/audio service provider LeEco (formerly LeTV) is reportedly interested...

Digitimes Research: Samsung Display, LG Display actively promoting PID panels

Apr 25, 14:48

Samsung Display and LG Display have been actively promoting PID (public information display) applications for digital signage, shipping large Ultra HD panels and transparent panels, and forming international partnerships via mergers or joint ventures, according to Digitimes Research.

Toshiba, Midea agree on transfer of home appliance business

Apr 1, 15:35

Toshiba and Midea have signed a definitive agreement to transfer Toshiba's home appliance business to Midea and to strengthen their strategic partnership.

Asustek sees 30% growth in Europe LCD monitor market, Acer leads in North America

Mar 31, 22:00

Asustek Computer and Acer are seeing increasing sales of their LCD monitors with Asustek dominating in the gaming sector and enjoying over 30% growth in Europe in 2015, while Acer is leading in North America and is a top-three vendor in the Asia Pacific, according to sources from channel retailers.

Growth returns to India's LCD TV market, says IHS

Mar 28, 21:55

Positive growth returned to India's liquid crystal display (LCD) TV market in the fourth quarter (4Q) of 2015, after the industry posted declines in the second quarter (2Q) and no growth in the third quarter (3Q). With more Indians transitioning from cathode-ray tube (CRT) TVs to LCD, the overall consumer...

China Unicom, Huawei, LeTV, Mango TV to form alliance for Ultra HD products

Mar 24, 12:08

China Unicom has cooperated with several China-based IT players including Huawei, LeTV and Mango TV, a multimedia content subsidiary of Hunan Broadcasting System, to establish an Ultra HD alliance, looking to push Ultra HD content and products, according to a report from sina.com.

Amtran Technology nets NT$2.12 per share for 2015

Stockwatch - Mar 21, 11:16

LCD TV and monitor ODM/OEM Amtran Technology posted consolidated revenues of NT$20.701 billion (US$630 million), gross margin of 8.0%, net profit of NT$1.738 billion and net EPS of NT$2.12 for 2015.

Toshiba, Midea sign MoU on sale of Toshiba home appliance business

Mar 18, 14:37

Toshiba and Midea Group jointly announced on March 17 that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Toshiba's sale to Midea of a majority interest in its home appliance business.

Taiwan PC monitor shipments drop 7% on year in 2015, says IDC

Mar 17, 22:17

Shipments of PC-use monitors by Taiwan-based makers totaled 1.32 million units in 2015, decreasing 7% from a year earlier, according IDC.

CPT, HannStar Display sees decreased February revenues

Mar 9, 10:57

TFT-LCD panel makers Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar Display have reported February consolidated revenues of NT$2.796 billion (US$83.7 million) and NT$1.016 billion respectively, with the former decreasing 18.34% on month and 26.64% on year and the latter declining 27.73% and 24.34%.

China ODMs ship 35.8 million LCD TVs in 2015

Mar 8, 15:51

China-based ODMs shipped 35.8 million LCD TVs in 2015, increasing 16.5%, for a global market share of 40.2%, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.

Digitimes Research: US FCC to open up STB market; Korea vendors less interested in 3D TV

Mar 7, 16:08

Observing the OTT/TV market in February, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed to make the set-top box (STB) market more open, allowing consumer electronics players to improve their competitiveness, while Korea-based TV brand vendors are shifting their focuses away from the 3D...

Digitimes Research: NTT DoCoMo looking to cross into smart family market in Japan, selling fixed and mobile networks together

Feb 25, 15:39

Japan-based telecom carrier NTT DoCoMo began establishing Uchisuma (smart family) experience zone in its stores and distributors' stores on October 16, 2015, looking to help consumers see the convenience brought by high speed Internet combined with network-supported home appliances. The telecom carrier...

Coretronic transforming from BLU maker to display solution provider, says chairman

Feb 19, 11:14

Coretronic has been transforming from a BLU (backlight unit) maker mainly to a display solution provider to increase production value and gross margin, according to company chairman Chang Wei-yi.

Acer plans to release VR products in 1H16

Feb 16, 14:05

Acer has joined the virtual reality (VR) industry and is currently developing related technology, looking to release some products in the first half of 2016, according to company CEO Jason Chen, adding that the company is also planning a series of showcases of its development starting at Mobile World...

Realtek reports increased January revenues

Stockwatch - Feb 15, 22:06

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.257 billion (US$98.3 million) for January 2016, representing increases of 12.65% on month and 16.15% on year.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers ship 10.235 million LCD TVs in 4Q15

Feb 4, 12:27

Taiwan-based makers shipped 10.235 million LCD TVs on ODM, OEM or OBM (own brand manufacturing) worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2015, increasing 12.0% on quarter but decreasing 5.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

Korea government invests in public displays, says report

Jan 25, 15:01

The Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technologies (KEIT) will invest as much as US$6.67 million in public information displays, according to Korea-based ET News.

TV continues to lead advertising market in Japan, online advertising coming on strong, says IHS

Jan 25, 14:31

Though the Web would seem to be the obvious go-to medium for advertisers in the smartphone era, Japan-based advertisers are still primarily focusing their attention on TV commercials to deliver their brand message. In 2015, TV commercials accounted for 41% of total net advertising revenues in Japan,...

China market: Market share of smart TV vendors to change drastically in 2016

Jan 21, 15:05

The landscape of the smart TV market in China is expected to undergo a drastic change in 2016 as local brands including Skyworth, Hisense and TCL have continued to ramp up their market share, while Xiaomi Technology and LeTV are actively promoting their low-priced models, according to industry sourc...

Leading TV brands to increase reliance on panel suppliers in Taiwan and China in 2016, says IHS

Jan 20, 14:06

Leading global TV brands Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, seeking to complete their product lineups, increase back-up supply and boost savings, plan to rely less on their captive panel suppliers and turn to outsourcing instead. The two South Korea TV brands made up 41% of the total panel shipments...

Digitimes Research: HDR apparent at CES 2016

Jan 19, 15:49

HDR has the most noticeable push forward from vendors in terms of TV technology at CES 2016 in addition to 8K prototypes, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD monitor shipments decline over 10% in 2015; global shipments down 10%

Jan 18, 14:52

Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD monitors reached 19.82 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, down 6.2% on quarter and down 10.9% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

TV shipments in China up 7% in 4Q15

Jan 15, 13:47

TV shipments in China reached 16.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, up 7% on year, according to Sigmaintell Consulting.

Digitimes Research: Smart TVs gain focus in smart home developments

Jan 11, 15:09

According to Digitimes Research, there were several developments that occurred in the smart home family segment throughout the end of 2015 into early 2016. Samsung Electronics announced that its entire 2016 Smart TV line-up will be Internet of Things (IoT) ready and connected with the SmartThings platform...

CES 2016: Samsung features new module TV technology

Jan 8, 10:55

Samsung Electronics is featuring what it dubs a "Future TV Zone" at CES 2016, focusing around modular display technology, which allows for multiple screens in various shapes and sizes to join together to create an entirely customizable TV based on consumers' lifestyle and the content they...

CES 2016: Acer announces new Chrome products, smartphones and LCD monitors

Jan 5, 21:36

Acer has announced its latest Chrome products: the Chromebase 24 all-in-one PC and the Chromebook 11, as well as its new Liquid Jade Primo smartphone, TravelMate P648 commercial notebook, Aspire Switch 12 S 2-in-1, Iconia One 8 and R1, H7 and XR series LCD monitors and will showcase these products...

Pico projector unit sales growth estimated at 50% in 2015, says PMA Research

Jan 4, 16:13

Pico projectors are estimated to have grown 50% in unit sales in 2015, according to PMA Research. During the first three quarters of 2015, worldwide unit sales of pico projectors and personal projectors jumped 49% on year. Revenues surged too, turning in a 40% gain on a year-to-date basis.

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