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CSF: High-tech automotive accessories, components highlighted at spring show

The latest in-car electronics from the Greater China region will be presented at the four-day fair in Hong Kong.

Leading and up-and-coming suppliers of computer and telecom products, consumer electronics and electronic components from the Greater China region are bringing their newest models to Hong Kong this spring. The China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components will showcase designs from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan under 16 categories. It will be run from April 12 to 15, 2011, at the AsiaWorld-Expo.

High-tech automotive accessories, components highlighted at spring show
Electronic products for vehicles and other applications will be exhibited at the four-day event.

In-car electronics are anticipated to be a highlight of the specialized event. Exhibits will comprise entertainment systems, safety and security devices, and related components.

Suppliers of DVD players will introduce 2DIN units with touchscreen TFT-LCD monitors, built-in TV tuners, GPS navigation, Bluetooth handsfree functions, playback support for most digital media, and other advanced features.

Headrest models with built-in speakers and IR transmitters are expected. Visitors looking for flip-down versions can check out designs with 8 to 10in displays and handy dome lights. Optional accessories include remote controls and IR headphones.

For vehicle safety, a range of parking assist and backup warning systems will be laid out for buyers’ inspection. Units that can provide audio and visual alerts are among the selection.

Rearview mirror monitors will come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and connection options. Bluetooth functions, multiple video inputs and wireless sensor setup can be found in high-end options.

Visitors looking for security devices can check out an array of GPS trackers, locking systems and alarms. Models for passenger cars, motorcycles and other vehicles will be put on view.

To power the various accessories being offered, a number of suppliers will display pocket-sized in-car chargers with removable connector tips for popular handheld electronic devices. Certain units will feature cigarette lighter splitters with USB and chargers integrated with flashing color LEDs.

Under computer peripherals, dozens of suppliers will be showcasing products targeting the burgeoning notebook, netbook and tablet PC user markets.

Exhibits will include portable cooling stands in assorted shapes and structures. Designs with adjustable angles and optional USB-powered fans are anticipated.

USB flash drives of different shapes and sizes will be presented, but the principal models are projected to be those with retractable and spring-loaded connectors. The hybrid drive with integrated bottle opener and whistle will continue to draw interest, especially from buyers in the gifts and premiums industry.

One-stop shop providers of printer consumables will be pitching compatible toner and inkjet cartridges, as well as parts such as OPC drums, primary charge rollers, sleeves, magnetic cores and rollers, and cleaning blades.

Buyers of electronic components can look over assorted test leads, sockets, binding posts, alligator clips, banana connectors and plug terminals. They can also visit wire harness and PCBA specialists, which will show samples of products for precision instruments, vending machines and home appliances.

At the power supplies section, visitors can appraise replacement batteries for major notebook and netbook models. Units will be touting higher capacity, various safety approvals and 100-percent compatibility.

The selection will also include battery packs for emergency lamps, back-up power systems, solar generators and other applications. Exhibitors include manufacturers of sealed lead-acid batteries that smelt lead in-house.

TN, STN, HTN, FSTN and other display modules for telecom products, A/V equipment, digital clocks and remote controls will be put on view. LCD experts with extensive experience in COB, COG and TAB technology will present a range of models, most of which are customizable.

Under personal digital electronics, high-definition products are expected to hold the spotlight. Anticipated products include digital video cameras with rotatable displays, portable media players that support 720p movies; and full-HD multimedia settop boxes.

Some booths will be virtual libraries for e-book readers. Models with 4 to 7in displays will be offered with a long list of add-on functions, including touchscreen, voice recorder, FM radio, electronic games, and MicroSD, USB and HDMI ports. High-end models are geared for multimedia entertainment.

Audio specialists will introduce stylish mini headphones with seamless headbands and 5.1ch headphones. Buyers can also try out earphones employing passive noise-isolating technology.

Makers of wireless communication equipment will show off newly developed mini duplex repeaters, compact multifunction VHF/UHF transceivers, CB radio amplifiers, IP55-rated walkie-talkies and long-range cordless telephone systems. Military-grade two-way radios with die-cast, weather-resistant frames, Japan-made components and optional Bluetooth dongles are expected as well.

The Fair will likewise witness the release of the most recent iProduct, tablet PC and mobile device accessories. Many of the exhibitors release dozens of designs each month, enabling clients to stay on top of market trends.

Must-sees include silicone iPhone cases with laser-etched patterns, leather cases that double as iPad stands and sync/recharging docking stations in attractive finishes. Most devices could be modified to suit other popular devices such as BlackBerry, HTC, HP, Samsung and Nokia smartphones.

Suppliers at the four-day show will also include makers of home entertainment systems, interconnection technologies, computer terminals and networking products.

The China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components is colocated with the China Sourcing Fair: Solar & Energy Saving Products, China Sourcing Fair: Security Products, and Korea Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components.

Keifo Machinery and Electronics Co. Ltd
Ningbo Sealake Storage Battery Co. Ltd

Keifo exports terminal blocks, connectors, DIP switches and IC sockets to Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, and the Middle East.

Keifo Machinery and Electronics Co. Ltd

Keifo exports terminal blocks, connectors, DIP switches and IC sockets to Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, and the Middle East. Also manufacturing timers and micro motors, the 13-year company has developed three series of timers namely, spring and motor drive, and electric. Micromotors come in synchronous and PM step types.

The manufacturer emphasizes quality at all stages of production. It has a 20-member QC team, and equipment such as insertion and extraction force, resistance and insulation, life and plating testers.
Booth no. 9F09

Ningbo Sealake, a joint venture between local and US investors, makes sealed lead-acid batteries.

Ningbo Sealake Storage Battery Co. Ltd

Ningbo Sealake, a joint venture between local and US investors, makes sealed lead-acid batteries. It has a manufacturing arm for jump starters and scales. Models in the last category include electronic balances, platform and counting scales, and those with LED, LCD and VFD screens.

Supported by a 20-personnel R&D team, the supplier is able to accept OEM and ODM orders. Scale precision is ensured through the use of technology from Pesa in Switzerland. Testing machines from the US are used for quality. The company’s three factories are ISO 9001:2000-certified and products are UL- and CE-listed.
Booth no. 9D16

All items shown here with various trademarks, brand names and logos ("Marks") are for reference purposes only and are not for sale. The Marks are the property of the respective owners, and suppliers are not authorized to manufacture or sell any items bearing such Marks to any third party.

Note:This article was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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