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Full-color P10 to P16 LED models drive outdoor LED display segment

Makers are improving brightness, reducing energy consumption and ensuring ease of control.


Slim HD car black boxes gain ground

Makers add value with G-sensor, motion and radar detection, WDR, day/night operation and overspeeding alert.


Initial 4K UHDTV product rollouts support smart TV

Models also combine 3D, Internet, entertainment and OTT content functionality.


Universal, mechless models advance line of multifeature in-dash DVD players below $200

Mainstream releases adopt Arm architecture and Windows OS, and support 3G or 4G.


HD DVD players support full HD, more media formats

Companies are rolling out compact designs and building in USB and memory card capability.


7in high-resolution models steer trends in 7in & smaller DVB-T TVs segment

Makers are setting their sights on 800x480 pixels, with some developing units with 720p decoding or full HD capability.


Feature, software boost raises performance of car GPS trackers

Suppliers bolster functionality via better antennas, sensors and alarms, and improve product intelligence and platform adaptability.


Easy-to-install, customizable models gain popularity in passive video baluns segment

Passive video baluns continue to drive production in China with a 90 percent share of aggregate supply.


Bluetooth portable speaker makers balance acoustic, design upgrades

Stereo models with two speaker drivers are gaining popularity, as are brightly colored  products that depart from the classic black housing.


Makers of docking stations for iPod improve audio output, device compatibility

High-end models adopt hi-fi speakers for better audio performance. The bulk of releases support more formats and ports, and deliver wireless connection.


Acoustic upgrades direct R&D in China's 5-channel home theater systems market

Makers add a DVD or Blu-ray and MP3 player. High-end products offer multichannel HD I/O, HDMI 1.4 and 3D.


Solar power, touch control boost flash MP3 player sector

High-end models support more media formats. Bluetooth and built-in speaker are the other key value add-ons.


Shift to gel, spiral-wound sealed lead-acid batteries under way

Makers leverage the "green" trend to expand their technology base and application markets.

China suppliers of sealed lead-acid batteries are shifting R&D from mature AGM units to gel and spiral-wound types to upgrade and widen their selections. They are taking advantage of the overall category’s increasing adoption in new energy applications such as electric vehicles, and solar and wind power generators, in addition to traditional strong markets. The last include the automotive, telecom, security, aviation and electric equipment sectors.


Vibration resistance, low-noise operation key R&D trends in brushless motors

Suppliers are also enhancing motor reliability and stability to suit various requirements in consumer products and industrial equipment.

Improved vibration resistance, lower noise level, and higher reliability and stability constitute the trends in China’s brushless motors line. Makers are enhancing their selections to take advantage of the technology’s growing application base, which spans from consumer to industrial products.


Makers of chip inductors stress performance upgrades, miniaturization

Improved inductance, frequency, precision and power complement efforts to produce smaller passive components.

Chip inductor manufacturing in China is moving toward models with high inductance, frequency and precision, large power and small configuration to keep pace with trends in application markets. The last include the telecom, computer, automotive and medical electronics, LED and new energy sectors, and the Internet of Things. Makers continue to concentrate on mainstream multilayer and wirewound types, which collectively represent 99 percent of output.


HD screens, embedded designs main trends in headrest monitors line

Makers are stepping up display features to enhance display attributes.


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