Bing Zhang

Bing Zhang

Mr. Bing Zhang is a Principal Analyst/Researcher within the IHS Technology group. Mr. Zhang joined IHS in November 2014, when IHS acquired DisplaySearch, a leader in primary research and forecasting on the global display market. At DisplaySearch, he served as director of China market research. His research focused on the Chinese TV market, particularly flat panel displays. He has strong ties to TV manufacturers across the globe and is very familiar with the Chinese TV market and its development. Before joining DisplaySearch, he spent five years at the leading TV and mobile phone maker, Konka, in sales channel management, marketing research and supply chain management.

Mr. Zhang has degrees in Polymer Science, Engineering and Business Administration from Sichuan University, China. 


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Impact of Cancellation of LeEco-Vizio Acquisition

In April 2017, LeEco and Vizio announced jointly that the $2 billion acquisition of Vizio by LeEco would no longer proceed. Instead, the two companies would pursue some limited strategic partnerships. What are the implications of this? Certainly in the short term, we do not see a major impact on Vizio's North America TV business, but there may be a long term challenge for expansion beyond the North America market without finding alternate sources of capital, either though another private investment opportunity or via public options. For LeEco, this is a significant blow to the prospect of gaining a rapid foothold in the US market, and continued indications of financial challenges represent an ongoing difficulty. The attached report delves into the impacts, and examines some possible outcomes, including the potential for Foxconn to approach Vizio to further ambitious global growth goals.

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TV Highlights - CES - 2017

This brief presentation provides key observations and analysis on the TV Sets industry based on CES 2017 held in Las Vegas, US.

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CES 2017 - TV Set Analysis and Insights

During CES 2017, the IHS Markit TV set research team attended the show, met with key companies, and analyzed important takeaways. Once again, TVs were a centerpiece of the show and several announcements were noteworthy, with a lot of attention gained in the OLED TV category with Sony re-entering the space and LGE demonstrating a wallpaper TV concept. The attached report highlights some of the key announcements and our evaluation.

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