Motorola has teamed up with Hong Kong based computer monitor manufacturer Proview International Holdings in a bid to break the dominance of Japanese and South Korean firms in the mainland monitor market. Proview will produce and sell LCD and cathode ray tube monitors and LCD and plasma television sets in the mainland under the Motorola brand. It plans a new factory in Shenzhen to raise its annual production capacity to 45m units in three years.
The partnership is also expected to diversify into DVD recorders and players, optical
drivers and car-audio and video products. Samsung headed China's PC monitor market in 2002 with a 23 per cent share, followed by Philips with 16 per cent, TPV with 15 per cent and LG with 12 per cent.
Personal computer sales on the mainland of 3.6m between July and September 2003 represented a 25 per cent increase over the previous quarter, according to a survey conducted by International Data Corp. The year-on-year growth rate was 11 per cent.