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China's Huawei Technologies is making an aggressive push into the consumer electronics space, marketing its new smartphones and tablet PCs in glitzy Beijing malls and even a Milan fashion show as it seeks to emerge from decades of obscurity. Huawei is betting on Google Inc's Android operating system for its smartphones, taking aim at grabbing market share from Apple's iPhone and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy in a move that is pushing the private company to open its

The microphone industry is dominated by Greater China suppliers, which produced more than 70 percent of global output in 2005. The supplier base is a good mix of established volume producers as well as smaller but more nimble makers. Many of them are also experienced manufacturers, having been involved in the production of microphones for over a decade. Based on a recent Global Sources survey of 29 microphone makers in Greater China, sales of microphones is expected to grow by approximately 12 percent between 2006 and 2007, in large part driven by the shift to manufacturing higher-margin wireless models. There are about 400 microphone manufacturers in

In a recent Global Sources survey of portable DVD player suppliers in Greater China, the aggregate average annual export volume of the region may reach at least 8.6 million units in 2006—more than half of the global supply of portable DVD players. The worldwide supply of portable DVD players is forecast to reach 13.46 million units in 2006. This report covers 27 companies: 19 from mainland China, four from Hong Kong and four from Taiwan. The increased acceptance from buyers, despite the challenge to portable DVD player market share posed by portable media players and notebook PCs, is driving the industry to new growth

After slowing down in 2004, production of home theater system products, including speaker systems and home-theaters-in-a-box (HTiB), began to gain momentum in Greater China in 2005. In 2007, it is estimated that the region’s output will go up to 10.8 million units from 7.5 million in 2004, based on data gathered by Global Sources in its Consumer Electronics China Industry Outlook report in 2005. In a recent Global Sources survey of 48 companies in Greater China, more aggressive home theater system manufacturers forecast that growth in production and exports will reach up to 50 percent, exceeding the estimates of the Global Sources report. The renewed

In 2005, mainland China and Taiwan shipped a combined export volume of 223 million mobile phones worldwide. This figure accounts for 29 percent of the estimated worldwide shipments of 760 million units by the IDC. Mainland China’s Ministry of Information Industry (MII) and the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) of Taiwan’s Industrial and Technology and Research Institute (ITRI) place aggregate output from mainland China and Taiwan at 326.10 million units in 2005. Compared to the 2004 figures, production volume from Greater China is expected to grow by 31 percent in 2005. Export volume will grow by as much as 71 percent. At present,

Over 50 million color televisions shipped this year Mark Saunderson, President, Global Sources Many OEM buyers and their brand-name clients have their color TVs manufactured in mainland China. Among the companies that do this are Best Buy, Funai, Kmart and Wal-Mart in the United States; AEE, Blaupunkt, Carrefour, CDC, Grundig, Telefunken and Thomson in Europe; and AMI, ASK, Daewoo, DEL Hyundai, Sanyo and Videocon in Australia and Asia. Mainland China has an estimated total annual production capacity of 86.6 million color TVs as of September 2004. According to the China Video Professional Association (CVA), the country's actual production will exceed 70 million units, of

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