Sony, Panasonic and Samsung lead the wave of the leading mobile, PC and consumer electronics companies that are targeting the connected home for their next major growth opportunity, according to research firm.
Both Panasonic and Vizio have cut prices of their 42" PDP (plasma display panel) TVs to $1000 in the North American market, according to industry sources.
Epson's forthcoming PowerLite Pro Cinema 1080 home projector will offer 1080p resolution, 12,000:1 contrast, and a $5000 price tag.
AU Optronics (AUO) will introduce 65" LCD TV panels perhaps as early as the second quarter of 2007, as it rolls out its first panels over 50", according to market sources.
Rumors are circulating that Samsung Electronics has reduced output of its 40- and 46" LCD TV panels by nearly 20% amid reduced orders from downstream clients since November.
Toshiba today announced the launch of its second-generation HD DVD players in the Japanese market.
The material costs for a 1080p 52" DLP (digital light processing) rear-projection TV (RPTV) are about $807.52, nearly half of that from a 1080p 52" LCD TV and a PDP (plasma display panel) TV, according to Displaysearch.
Sony recently unveiled two business projectors that use a new LCD panel design.
Samsung Electronics is planning to launch more slim DLP (digital light processing) RPTVs (rear-projection TVs) next year, according to sources.
LG Electronics (LGE) is scheduling the time for mass production in overseas market, the Korea-based company noted.
Taiwan-based Pou Chen Group and Kolin and US-based Syntax-Brillian are partnering for a new LCD TV line recently opened in the US.
Rear-projection HD (high-definition) TVs (RPTVs) in North America recovered from a weak performance this summer and jumped 30% for both units and revenues in August, according to research firm Pacific Media Associates (PMA).
Unit sales for flat-panel TVs and business displays in North America rose 19% sequentially in August, according to Pacific Media Associates (PMA).
Canon and Toshiba are showcasing a new 55" SED (surface conduction electron emitter display) TV at FPD International 2006, according to the Japanese-language Nihon Keizai Shimbun .
Chi Mei EL Corporation (CMEL) announced that it has successfully employed the latest low temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) TFT LCD technology from Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) together with its own organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) equipment and technology to develop a full-function, full-color 25" OLED TV panel.
A company that makes pint-size video cameras is introducing an update aimed at the online video-sharing craze.
Taiwan-based Lite-On Technology is the major supplier of the new 32" and 37" LCD TVs from Dell, according to industry sources.
Following the launch of six new 1080p Bravia LCD TVs from Sony in September, Sharp also said it will complete its full HD (high-definition) Aquos-branded LCD TV lineups in November.
Sony recently began shipping two new Grand WEGA micro-display rear projection high-definition TVs (HDTVs).
Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) plans to roll out its first 52" LCD TV panels from a 5.5-generation (5.5G) TFT LCD plant in the first quarter of 2007, according to the company.