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DIGITIMES regularly interviews leading industry executives, inviting them to talk frankly about the technology issues and the business challenges that need to be addressed in an industry that is marked by constant change. We always welcome the opportunity to discuss industry trends and issues face-to-face, via email or during a conference call, especially for companies that are targeting the Greater China market.

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  • DisplaySearch: 29- to 32-inch segment to become LCD-TV mainstream

    Thursday 20 January 2005

    Although LCD-TV panel prices did not slump as much as those of TFT-LCD panels last year, market research firms and financial firms did end up readjusting their 2005 forecasts for the LCD-TV industry. DigiTimes recently...

  • Interview with Steve Ahn, CEO of IC-design house Leadis

    Monday 27 December 2004

    Color STN (CSTN)- and TFT-LCD panels stand a good chance of becoming the mainstream handset panels in 2005, thanks to promotions from international handset makers, and CSTN technology is expected to become the major choice...

  • Toppoly expands: Interview with Toppoly chairman Ray Chen

    Friday 24 December 2004

    Toppoly Optoelectronics was the first Taiwan-based company to invest heavily in the production of LTPS (low-temperature polysilicon) TFT-LCD panels. Recently, the company decided to focus on small-to-medium-size panel production,...

  • Interview with Sega COO Hisao Oguchi

    Thursday 16 December 2004

    Sega Corporation made the shocking decision in early 2001 that it would cease production of its Dreamcast online game console and instead focus on developing software titles for use with its former rivals’ game consoles,...

  • Pushing OLED productivity – the Univision vision

    Monday 15 November 2004

    Among the flat-panel display pioneers in Taiwan is Univision Technology, a specialist in OLED displays, based in the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP). A relatively young company, Univision has developed its own OLED technology,...

  • AUO: PMOS LTPS panels slated for mass production

    Thursday 14 October 2004

    Recently DigiTimes had an opportunity to talk with C.S. Yang, director of the LTPS division at Taiwan's AU Optronics (AUO). Currently, the company is considered to be the world's number-three producer of TFT LCD-based display...

  • CRLO Displays has single-channel F-LCOS poised for production, part one

    Tuesday 12 October 2004

    Recently, on the occasion of a business trip to Taiwan, DigiTimes had the opportunity to talk with UK-based CRLO Displays, which has acquired assets in F-LCOS microdisplay technology, following, in particular, the demise...

  • Ligitek Electronics sees success in LED applications and modules

    Monday 11 October 2004

    Ligitek Electronics, a Taiwan-based LED testing and packaging company, saw its gross margins rise from less than 25% in the first half of this year to 27-28% in the third quarter, on the successful performance of its new...

  • Q&A with JJ Lih, Director of OLED Division, AUO

    Thursday 23 September 2004

    DigiTimes recently had the opportunity to speak with JJ Lih, Director of the OLED Division at AUO (AU Optronics), one of a handful of companies now fabricating flat-display panels in Taiwan. In particular, Lih outlined...

  • Interview with TI DLP Asia sales manager

    Tuesday 21 September 2004

    DLP (digital light processing) is rapidly gaining ascendance in the global projector market. According to US-based market-research firm Pacific Media Associates (PMA), DLP had a 37.1% market penetration in the second quarter...

  • Q&A with research firm DisplayBank

    Friday 17 September 2004

    The TFT LCD industry has gone through a series of heated price wars since last month, and several Taiwan-based makers have decided to suspend their production plans, reallocate capacity and clear out excess inventory. Various...

  • HuaQi gearing up to expand aigo-branded product line worldwide

    Thursday 16 September 2004

    Feng Jun, president and CEO of HuaQi Information Technology, shared his experience with DigiTimes to talk about how the company has beaten South Korea-based Samsung Electronics to become the top spot in China’s...

  • Interview with Wang Pen Jan, founder of backlight module maker Radiant Opto-Electronics

    Thursday 16 September 2004

    Radiant Opto-Electronics, the second-largest TFT LCD backlight-module maker in Taiwan, is currently shipping samples to Samsung Electronics. Once it receives approval from the South Korea-based company, Radiant will become...

  • Q&A with display experts from the UK

    Tuesday 14 September 2004

    During a pre-seminar meeting (UK Development in Flat Panel Displays 2004), five display experts from the UK talked to the Taiwan press about their cooperation with companies in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and possibly China,...

  • Micron on the advantages of stacking

    Tuesday 14 September 2004

    With respect to a given lithography node – whether it’s 0.11- or 0.13-micron – both stack and trench processes are implementing 8F² technology. However, the various suppliers do not use standardized...

  • Thinking two steps ahead: In Taiwan’s semiconductor industry, KLA-Tencor plays a leading role in yield optimization and metrology solutions.

    Monday 13 September 2004

    If there has been one key lesson of the recent downturn in the semiconductor industry, it's that yield counts. In tough times, new fab construction may be put on hold, and utilization may fall dramatically. At the same...

  • Interview with TPV Technology, world’s number one LCD monitor supplier

    Friday 10 September 2004

    Listed in Hong Kong and Singapore, TPV Technology overtook Samsung Electronics and became the world’s largest LCD-monitor supplier in the first half of 2004, with total shipments of 4.497 million units, compared to...

  • Q&A with OLED-display maker RiTdisplay

    Wednesday 8 September 2004

    DigiTimes recently had the opportunity to talk with Robert Chen, senior vice president, Marketing Center, RiTdisplay Corporation, one of the three or four companies in Taiwan that are pioneering OLED display technology...

  • After the lawsuit: Q&A with MStar’s Wayne Liang

    Friday 3 September 2004

    The US-based International Trade Commission (ITC) recently announced that Taiwan-based MStar Semiconductor, Media Reality Technologies (MRT) and Trumpion Microelectronics all infringed an LCD-controller IC-related patent...

  • Interview with Jim Lai, Global Unichip president & COO

    Friday 20 August 2004

    With Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) gaining operational control of Global Unichip in 2003, the disorder among members of the Design Center Alliance (DCA) was finally settled. Jim Lai, COO and president...

  • Interview with James Li, CEO of Syntax Groups

    Thursday 19 August 2004

    US-based Syntax Groups has formed a joint venture with Taiwan-based home-appliance maker Kolin (via its subsidiary DigiMedia Technology) and LCOS optical-engine maker Prokia Technology. Syntax Groups has also partnered...

  • Interview with Optimax chairman Larry Lai

    Wednesday 4 August 2004

    Competition in polarizers is heating up! Japan-based Nitto Denko, the world’s top polarizer maker, recently finished building a complete polarizer plant in the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP). This plant just happens...

  • Leadtek sees growing demand for value-added videophone services

    Wednesday 7 July 2004

    Leadtek Research, a Taiwan-based designer and manufacturer of graphics and video solutions, expects demand for value-added video services to increase substantially following the introduction of 3G (third generation) mobile...

  • Interview with Taiwan backlight module maker Kenmos Technology chairman

    Monday 5 July 2004

    Kenmos Technology, a Taiwan-based TFT LCD backlight module maker, is a major supplier for Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO), Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT), Quanta Display and HannStar Display. DigiTimes interviewed chairman...

  • Interview with Hsiung Hui, executive vice president of AU Optronics

    Monday 31 May 2004

    DigiTimes interviewed AU Optronics (AUO) executive vice president Hsiung Hui about the TFT LCD industry in Taiwan. Hsiung recently won the Greatest Industrial Contribution Award for the 2004 Gold Panel Awards.

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