Syntax-Brillian Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

On July 7, 2008, Tempe, Arizona-based Syntax-Brillian, the company behind the Olevia brand of LCD TVs, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A new company, Olevia International Group LLC, has been created where certain assets of Syntax-Brillian as well as US$60 million of secured debt will be transferred to. Taiwan’s Kolin Co. and affiliates is the […]

Sharp to Supply LCDs to Syntax-Brillian

Syntax-Brillian and Sharp signed an LCD panel supply agreement where Sharp will guarantees a minimum of 700,000 LCD panels in 2008 for 32″, 37″, 52″ and 65″ LCDs, with an option to purchase additional LCD panels. Also, Syntax-Brillian and Kolin have exclusive rights to purchase Sharp’s 65″ 120Hz LCD panels through September 2008. So now Syntax-Brillian has two major suppliers: LG.Philips […]

Teco to Invest $20M in Syntax-Brillian

Teco Electric & Machinery will invest US$20 million in Syntax-Brillian. Teco is an appliance manufacturer based in Taiwan and Syntax-Brillian is a US-based TV manufacturer. With the $20 million, Teco will own 3.5% equity share in Syntax-Brillian. Another stakeholder is Kolin, also Taiwan-based, that holds 7% of Syntax-Brillian. Kolin is the integrator that makes the […]

Syntax-Brillian Olevia LCD TV in Japan: Digital Signage

Syntax-Brillian announced the launch of its Olevia brand of LCD TVs in Japan. The company is working with Japan-based HD VOD equipment and services provider BMT. Olevia TVs will debut in Japan in late March 2007. NTT Group, one of the largest telecommunications company in Japan, will purchase 3,000 42″ LCD TVs for the public […]

Kolin and Syntax-Brillian Target European LCD TV Market

Kolin Group Inc. will contract First International Computer Inc. to supply LCD TVs. Kolin plans to deliver 100,000 LCD TVs to the European market with Germany, Britain, and France as main targets. The brand Syntax-Brillian will be tapped in the second half of 2007 to materialize these plans. Kolin shipped a total of 600,000 LCD […]

Syntax-Brillian and AEG: Digital Signage

AEG and Syntax-Brillian Corp., a manufacturer and marketer of LCD and LCoSâ„¢ HDTVs and digital entertainment products, announced a marketing partnership that feature the company’s Oleviaâ„¢ brand throughout AEG-owned assets across the nation. To name a few of AEG properties: L.A. Live, STAPLES Center, the Los Angeles Kings, Red Bull Park, Sprint Center, Citizen’s Business […]

LG.Philips LCD Supplies Syntax-Brillian

This is somewhat old news, but the exact sizes of LCD TV TFT LCD panels that LG.Philips LCD will be supplying Syntax-Brillian are: 20", 23", 32", 37", 42", 47". What is missing is the 26", which is about the 3rd most popular size right now after 32" and 20" (4:3). Nikkei believes that the highest […]

Toshiba Taps Compal for LCD TV Manufacture

According to DigiTimes, Toshiba is contracting Compal Electronics to manufacture 30″- and 40″-class LCD TVs. Compal started its roots in manufacturing notebook PCs but now it is actively moving into building LCD TVs. In addition to Toshiba, Syntax-Brillian is working with Compal to manufacture more than 300,000 Olevia LCD TVs. According to Wikipedia, Compal is […]

Samsung Raises 32" LCD TV Panel Prices

This is bad news. Samsung has informed LCD TV panel customers that it will raise 32″ LCD TV panel prices by $10. According to today’s Witsview panel prices, 32″ average panel prices are $365. DigiTimes also mentioned that other suppliers such as AU Optronics (AUO), Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) and Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) will […]

Proton LT-37FB

Proton is not a household name in the US market, but it seems the price is right. The LT-37FB is a 37″ LCD TV and will be available in the Taiwanese market by the end of August and will retail for NT$54,900 (~US$1,680). The price isn’t the cheapest I’ve seen for a 37″ LCD TV, […]