TV Vendors Aim to Regain Profits by Specs Upgrade, Market Share of 8K TV is Projected at 5% in 2022

According to the latest report of WitsView, a division of TrendForce, global shipments of branded LCD TV sets for 2017 totaled 211 million units, a decrease of 4.1% compared with prior year. This is a new low since 2014, indicating a bottleneck in the development of TV industry. In 2018, TV brands will focus on large-size, high-resolution products, and also develop high-end products like QLED and OLED TVs, hoping to push sales and regain profits by specifications upgrade.
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Downtrend In LCD TV Shipments to Reverse In 2018 Thanks to Continuous Panel Price Drop and Rebounding Demand, Says TrendForce

WitsView, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global shipments of branded LCD TV sets for 2017 will total 210 million units, a decrease of 4.1% compared with prior year. For 2018, the shipments decline will reverse, and grow by 3.9% to 218 million.
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LG Showcases “Nano Cell” LCD TV at CES 2017

Korean electronic manufacturer LG displayed its premium TV products at CES 2017 this year, showcasing new display LCD TV with “nano cell” technology.
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Foxconn-Sharp to Halt LCD TV Panel Supplies to Samsung in 2017

Foxconn subsidiary Sharp will no longer be supplying LCD panels to Samsung Electronics starting in 2017, a report from The Japan Times cited industry sources saying.
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LeEco’s Acquisition of Vizio to Propel Asian TV Brands Global LCD Market Share to 70%

With the domestic market approaching saturation, branded Chinese LCD TV vendors see overseas expansion as the only means to grow their market shares and raise their brand recognition. The latest example of this approach is the acquisition of the U.S.-based consumer electronics maker VIZIO by LeEco, a rising Internet brand in the Chinese LCD TV market. Reports of VIZIO being up for sale gained traction after Foxconn’s acquisition of Sharp, and the US $2 billion deal with LeEco was finally announced on July 27.
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Sony Abandons OLED for 4K LCD

Sony is suspending OLED TV production as sales slump. The Japanese manufacturer is instead turning their sights to 4K LCD TVs as they are less expensive to manufacturer and sell at much lower prices compared to OLED TVs, reports Japan’s Nikkei. Half of the TV sets Sony intends to launch on the market next year include 4K sets. 
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AUO to Launch UHD 4K Curved LCD TV Displays with Wide Color Gamut

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") announced  that it will set “Experience the Ultimate with Curved Ultra High Definition” as the theme and participate in China Information Technology Expo & China Optoelectronics Display Expo 2014 in Shenzhen from April 10 to 12. AUO will demonstrate its full series of 42 to 65-inch UHD 4K curved LCD TV displays with wide color gamut that are mass produced ahead of the industry, curved monitor displays, and ultra high resolution smartphone displays. The Company aims to satisfy consumers' diverse needs for visual enjoyment with its ultra high resolution and complete product lines. 
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Samsung Electronics to Stop LCD TV Production

Samsung Electronics sets to stop manufacturing LCD TV in 2013. Coming on the heel of stopping LCD TV production line in South Korea, the company continues to close LCD TV productions in Mexico, Hungary, Slovakia, Russia as well as Vietnam , and instead of making LED TV.
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AUO Instead of Hon Hai to be Sony’s Contract Supplier for LCD TVs

Sony has decided to shift more contract orders to AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) and its production arms from Hon Hai, likely due to Hon Hai build ties-up with its major competitor Sharp in the market for LCD TVs. According to industry insiders, as soon as building partnership with Sony, AUO has seen orders for LCD TVs significantly increase since the beginning of Q3 in 2012, with lots of which allegedly coming from the Japanese customer. Meanwhile, BriView Electronics Corp., a production arm of AUO, Lextar Electronics Corp., an LED maker, and I-C...
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AOC TV Aims at Rs 1,100 cr Revenue in India Market for LCD and LED TV in 2013

On August 22, AOC TV has signed Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin as brand ambassador, and has announced that it targets to double revenue from India to Rs 1,100 crore in 2013, as it looks to corner a "significant" market share in the growing LCD and LED television segment here. Yesterday, the company also showcased a range of LCD and LED TVs, priced between Rs 15,000 and Rs 40,000. The company had started its TV business in India early in March. AOC TV Director Seema T Bhatnagar pointed out that, "The LCD and LED TV ...
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Mitsui Supports FOREPI to Tap Mainland China’s LCD TV Market

Recently, Formosa Epitaxy Inc. (FOREPI) will ship LED devices to LCD TVs and lighting supplied by mainland Chinese manufacturers via its Japanese shareholder Mitsui & Co., Ltd in the third quarter, according to FOREPI’s Chairman F.R. Chien. And the orders will keep the company’s production lines busy throughout the first quarter in 2013. Chien pointed out that in the second half of 2012, the mainland’s economic stimulus packages and subsidization project for rural consumers of LCD TVs would give a boost to the mainland market f...
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Samsung Focuses on LED TVs Sale

As newer technologies like 3D and smart TVs become popular around the world, LCDs have seen a slump in demand. And Samsung has intended to focus on selling LED TVs in India after spinning off its loss-making LCD business globally. The company’s executive has disclosed that the company will withdraw its LCD models in the 40-inch and above category as part of a larger global strategy to push the brighter, thinner LED TVs.   According to Raj Kumar Rishi, VP, Samsung Electronics, this move combined with lowering of prices by about 10%, is expect...
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Advance Display Technology Implementing LED: Large-sized OLED and Crystal LED TVs

By Scott Patterson Unquestionably the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. is focused on the new technologies. Among all these impressive new technologies, the highlights implementing LED technologies were Sony’s new Crystal LED technology and Korean maker’s application of OLEDs (organic light-emitting diode) on large-sized TVs. Sony’s Crystal LED technology creates a full-HD display using approximately 60 million LEDs as light source on a substrate. This new technology can have a nearly...
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Tera Xtal to Set Up Crystal-Growing and Substrate Plants in China in 1Q12

Recently, Chien Fu Shieh, the Chairman of LED sapphire substrate manufacturer Tera Xtal(4969), revealed that the company plans to establish crystal-growing and substrate plants in China. The plan will be carried out in 1Q12 at the soonest. Shieh pointed out that LCD TV’s weak demand caused a steep drop in the prices of sapphire ingot and substrate. However, after its August revenue hit a low of NT$ 105 million, Tera Xtal managed to bounce back and increase the revenues in September and October to NT$ 110 million and NT$ 113 million, respectively. Alth...
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Supertex Releases New Three Channel LED Driver for LCD TVs & Monitors

Supertex (NASDAQ: SUPX), a provider of high voltage analog and mixed signal integrated circuits (ICs), has recently introduced the HV9985, a three channel LED driver IC designed to provide high LED current accuracy through closed loop control of the output current. The IC is ideal for driving multiple strings of backlight or edgelight LEDs in LCD televisions.
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White LEDs Will Be the Mainstream LED Backlight for LCD TVs, says Toshiba

White LED backlight in LCD TVs will be the mainstream of the market rather than RGB three-color LED backlight, said Yuji Motomura of Toshiba in the company’s new "Regza" LCD TV series presentation.
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