New specialty display business integrates display technology products lines – aims at expanding Chilin’s global market reach and customer service
Tainan, Taiwan and Portland, Oregon – January 27, 2011 – Chilin Technology today announced the development of Chilin Solutions for the continued support of the global market for Chilin’s portfolio of specialty display products and solutions. Chilin Solutions will integrate Chilin Technology’s commercial LCD display group, along with Vertigo Digital Displays Inc. and Chilin’s commercial e-Paper solutions group into one global business. Chilin Solutions will be headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with facilities located in Tainan, Taiwan, Toronto, Canada and Soest, Netherlands.
Chilin Technology’s commercial LCD display business will form the core of the new Chilin Solutions, which is focused on the design and manufacturing of a broad range of commercial LCD monitors and specialty displays for many of the world’s leading brands. Products from Chilin Solutions range from 32”-82” diagonal, as well as super-narrow bezel displays for even larger videowall applications. Chilin Solutions also offers such advanced technology products as super-slim LED edge-lit displays less than 1-inch thick, large-format multi-touch displays, high-resolution Q-FHD (3840×2160) displays and high-brightness (2200 cd/m2 ) liquid-cooled outdoor displays along with optical bonding and display enhancement services.
Vertigo Digital Displays Inc. will become Chilin Solutions’ digital out-of-home business unit under the new organization. Chilin Technology acquired Vertigo Digital Displays, a leader in the design and development of custom and ruggedized display systems for the transit, retail and digital out-of-home advertising industries, in 2009. Vertigo’s outdoor digital advertising displays, indoor digital mall directories and digital drive-through menu boards are relied on by many of the world’s leading media companies, digital signage networks and quick service restaurant operators.
A third business unit will focus on the design, development and sales of e-Paper display solutions for industrial and commercial customers. Leveraging Chilin Technology’s existing e-Paper technology display modules, Chilin Solutions will create complete solutions for commercial applications including electronic shelf labels, digital fact tags, and numerous other applications. Demand for e-paper commercial displays is forecast to exceed $1B by 2012.
The integration of Chilin Technology’s display systems groups into this new Chilin Solutions business is a key element of Chilin’s strategy to provide a broader set of display solutions to its OEM/ODM customers while improving customer service and reducing costs. “The integration of our three display products businesses into this new solutions-oriented company will benefit our customers in numerous ways,” said Richard Soong, chairman of Chilin Technology. “Our goal is to offer the broadest product range, at the most competitive prices, while being extremely easy to do business with.”
Led by digital display industry veteran Scott Hix, Chilin Solutions will be headquartered in Portland, Oregon. “Chilin Solutions will further enhance Portland’s reputation for launching leading display technology companies,” said Scott Hix, president and CEO of Chilin Solutions. “Our access to a broad range of display technologies, strong global supply chain, low-cost manufacturing and experienced team of display industry professionals will quickly establish Chilin Solutions as the world’s leading full-service supplier of digital display technologies to our current and new OEM customers.”
Chilin Solutions will be exhibiting examples of their commercial, digital-out-of-home and e-Paper display product lines at the ISE Expo in Amsterdam, Netherlands on February 7-9, 2011. Contact Chilin Solutions below for an appointment.
About Chilin Solutions
Chilin Solutions designs, develops and delivers the world’s broadest range of digital display technology solutions to its industry-leading OEM brand customers. With solutions from commercial LCD monitors to mission-critical outdoor transit displays to the newest e-Paper displays, Chilin Solutions offers an unmatched portfolio of products and technologies. Based in Portland, Oregon with design and manufacturing operations in Toronto, Canada, and Tainan, Taiwan, Chilin Solutions is one of the world’s leading providers of innovative display solutions. For more information, visit www.chilinsolutions.com.
About Chilin Technology
Chilin Technology, founded in 1964 as part of the Chi-Mei Group, is a leading OEM/ODM design, engineering and manufacturing company specializing in backlighting technology, material sciences and advanced display systems. Based in Tainan, Taiwan, Chilin Technology delivers display innovation and value as one of the world’s most vertically integrated manufacturers of flat panel displays. More Chilin Technology information can be found at www.chilintech.com.tw.