Syntax Groups Secures End-to-End Supply Chain for LCD-TVs Through Strategic Alliances with Taiwan Kolin Company and Chi Mei Optoelectronics

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Syntax Groups announced strategic alliances with worldwide leaders, CMO and Taiwan Kolin, for producing feature-rich, low-priced LCD-TVs. Syntax outlines near-term roadmap for LCD-TVs and LCOS digital TVs.

— Syntax Groups Corporation(tm), an emerging growth manufacturer of digital convergence consumer electronics products, today announced its strategic alliances with Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO), the world’s leading TFT-LCD panel manufacturer, and Taiwan Kolin Company, Ltd., a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics (HDTVs) and home appliances. The combined alliances provide Syntax Groups with a vertically integrated, end-to-end supply chain that cements the company’s position in the highly-competitive LCD-TV market.

Under the terms of the alliance with CMO (, a public listed company in Taiwan (TSE stock code 3009.TW), the company has confirmed its commitment to support Syntax Groups with an ongoing supply of CMO’s TFT-LCD panels required for manufacturing and marketing Syntax Groups’ “Olevia”(tm) branded high-definition LCD-TVs. As an integral partner in the production of Syntax Groups’ Olevia branded LCD-TVs, CMO’s high-grade LCD panels are provided to DigiMedia Technology Company, the joint venture company jointly owned by Syntax Groups, Taiwan Kolin Company, and Prokia Technology Company, Ltd. (, a world-renowned designer and manufacturer of LCD backlight modules and optical projector engines. Through the DigiMedia strategic alliance, Syntax Groups benefits from a unique and powerful integration of all essential supply chain elements, from R&D, manufacturing and quality control to sales, marketing and premium customer support.

“The combination of Syntax Groups’ business model and operational efficiency is very impressive, and we are pleased to grant our support and recognize them as a key business partner in the LCD-TV industry,” said Dr. Cheng-Lung-Kuo, Associate Vice President of Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corporation.

Through its letter of confirmation to Syntax Groups, Taiwan Kolin Company (, a public listed company in Taiwan (TSE stock code 1606.TW), has committed its unlimited support to the company through their DigiMedia joint venture factory in Taiwan, for inventory required to meet Syntax’ Olevia LCD-TV and LCOS digital TV production schedules.

“We are strongly committed to the success of our relationship with Syntax Groups and the DigiMedia joint venture, and view this promising alliance as our sole worldwide partner for marketing, sales and distribution of the growing Olevia brand of digital televisions,” said Roger Kao, Vice President of Taiwan Kolin Company Limited.

“The strength of the alliances with these renowned industry leaders tightly integrates all of the core manufacturing and business components that are essential for us to produce and bring to market volume quantities of quality LCOS and LCD-TVs, and gives us a competitive edge for achieving our goal to become a prominent industry contender,” said James Li, Chief Executive Officer of Syntax Groups Corporation.

Syntax Sets Schedule for Olevia Digital TVs!

The first two models of Syntax Groups’ Olevia high definition LCD-TVs, 27-inch and 30-inch units, are currently available from an increasing list of premier channel partners. The company will introduce its new Olevia 20-inch, 32-inch and 37-inch LCD-TVs, and its new flagship 50-inch LCOS-TV, beginning this month and continuing throughout 2004.

Featuring an ultra-thin flat panel LCD screen for viewing versatility, the new Syntax Olevia LCD-TVs blend robust functionality, stylish design and exceptional quality with a unique customer-friendly support program that includes free first-year on-site warranty service. Competitively-priced to extend affordability to more consumers who want to experience a LCD-TV in their home or office, the new Syntax Olevia 27-inch ($1399) and 30-inch ($1799) models deliver high quality entertainment images through its robust industry-leading features including a 750:1 contrast ratio, a dual TV tuner for split screen images, three rows of backlights for image brilliance and clarity, and a VGA input for connection to personal computer.

About Syntax Groups

Syntax Groups Corporation is a marketing-driven manufacturer of consumer electronics and personal computer products including LCD and LCOS TVs, notebook PCs, high definition DVD players, DVD+/- RW players and wireless networking accessories. With its headquarters in Southern California, design centers in Taiwan, and factories in Taiwan and China, Syntax Groups provides innovative, high-quality, competitively-priced products that are well-positioned to become a leading brand in the Tier Two converged consumer electronics market segment. The company’s Website is


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Pattie Adams

Syntax Groups Corporation

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