Eastech also claims to be the world’s largest OEM maker of DVD home-theater-in-a-box (HTIB) systems. Its expects its shipments of this product to grow 20% in 2004 from 1.5 million units this year, Liou said.
The company will also increase production of DVD players next year in anticipation of global demand rising to 70 million units from 50 million this year.
With expertise drawn from the manufacturing of speaker systems, MP3 players and other audio/video solutions, Eastech recently began OEM production of 20-inch LCD TVs, Liou said, adding that the company will expand to manufacturing larger-size models in 2004.
Eastech also has a chance to land more OEM orders for digital TVs after 2005 as world-leading vendors like Philips, Sony, JVC and Samsung Electronics are expected to begin outsourcing the products to OEM makers, Liou said.