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Price of small- and medium-size products to fall 20% in 1Q12

Feb 14, 15:44

The price of small- and medium-size LED products is expected to fall by 20% in first-quarter 2012.

South Korea-based LED makers beat out Taiwan makers in LED packaging market share

Feb 14, 15:40

Samsung LED, LG Innotek, Seoul Semiconductors, and other South Korea-based makers together occupied 26% of the global production value for LED packaging in 2011, higher than the 19%...

LED TVs

Digitimes Research: Korea firms keen to work with local suppliers of AMOLED materials and equipment

Feb 6, 11:43

South Korea-based LG Electronics has showcased a new 55-inch AMOLED TV with a thickness of 4mm and weight of 7.5kg. LG plans to launch the product in second-half 2012.

LG TVs

Taiwan LED chipmakers expect 1Q12 LED TV backlight shipments to rise

Feb 1, 01:20

Taiwan-based LED chipmakers Genesis Photonics and Formosa Epitaxy indicate that capacity utilization rates in first-quarter 2012 should be able to reach around 70-80%. In addition,...

LED TVs

Foxlink targets China, South Korea retail markets

Jan 31, 01:35

Taiwan-based component maker and channel player Foxlink will target retail markets of China and South Korea as its major expansion focus in 2012 as Taiwan's retail market is already...

Commentary: Large-size TVs, big opportunities

Jan 19, 16:41

The LCD TV market went through severe price competition in 2011 with products such as 42-inch CCFL-backlit TVs costing only US$199/unit. Industry sources believe this price is close...

Samsung to begin production of 46-inch transparent LCD panels

Jan 18, 01:10

South Korea-based Samsung Electronics has announced that it is expanding the transparent display market with production of a 46-inch transparent LCD panel, beginning January 2012.

CES 2012: Samsung, LG plan to introduce Google TV

Jan 11, 01:35

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics both indicated they plan to introduce Google TV products. However, LG noted that its own Netcast platform will account for 60% of all TV products...

LG TVs

OLED moving to compete in TV market, says DisplaySearch

Jan 9, 11:03

Organic light emitting diodes (OLED) technology advanced rapidly in 2011, a trend that NPD DisplaySearch forecasts will continue through this decade. OLED technology has progressed...

AMOLED revenues surge 169% in 2011 from smartphone adoption, says DisplaySearch

Jan 6, 11:42

The year 2011 was pivotal for OLED displays, particularly AMOLED displays. With strong growth in smartphones, AMOLED shipments are estimated to have reached 90 million units in 2011,...

Digitimes Research: Seoul Semiconductor 2011 revenues to decrease by 12% on-year

Jan 5, 13:54

South Korea-based large size LED firm Seoul Semiconductor has lowered the expected revenues for 2011 to KRW735 billion (US$639 million). The revenues after update are 12% less than...

LED lighting

Edison Opto sees falling 2011 revenues

Jan 5, 01:20

Edison Opto reported December revenues of NT$195 million (US$6.4 million), an increase of 2.01% on year. The accumulated revenues for 2011 reached NT$2.486 billion, a 17% decrease...

South Korea brands in price war with China solar module makers

Jan 3, 16:15

South Korea-based solar firms such as Samsung, Hyundai and LG have been eager to enter the solar market. The South Korea-based players have been quoting solar modules close to China-based...

Digitimes Research: Samsung may cut LCD panel orders for Taiwan after Sony exit from S-LCD

Jan 2, 10:28

Sony has been cooperating with Samsung Electronics on the TFT LCD business since 2004 when the Japan vendor was optimistic about the growth of the LCD TV market. Large-size panel...

AUO, CMI to introduce AMOLED panels in 2012

Dec 29, 10:06

Taiwan-based panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) and Chimei Innolux (CMI) will both introduce AMOLED panel products in 2012 to compete against Korean rivals who have been dominating the...

Low order visibility for LED BLUs

Dec 28, 14:51

Despite rush orders for LED backlightings for new TV models in the fourth quarter, demand for LED TVs has remained weak in general, with most LED players holding a cautious outlook...

Digitimes Research: Samsung consolidating LED business

Dec 27, 14:55

In 2010, Samsung LED became the first LED firm in South Korea to have revenues exceeding KRW1 trillion (US$863 million) and ranked as number one among LED firms in South Korea. Its...

LED lighting

Taiwan LED industry output value ranks No. 1 worldwide in 2011

Dec 26, 12:42

Taiwan's total LED output value (including upstream chips/epitaxial wafer, and downstream packaging) in 2011 can reach US$4.537 billion, a slight 0.4% decrease on year, but it ranks...

LED lighting

China polysilicon firms call for government protection

Dec 14, 12:06

The anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe taken up by the US government has been causing concerns for China-based solar firms. China-based polysilicon firms have suggested the Chinese...

GCL

Government policies to spur growth of LED lighting in 2012

Dec 14, 01:10

Governments in Asia such as South Korea, China and Taiwan all plan to promote and increase the development of LED lighting in 2012 through various policies. South Korea plans to replace...

LED lighting

Digitimes Research: Despite low demand, Nichia invests US$898 million in LED equipment in 2011

Dec 7, 10:19

In 2010, Japan-based LED firm Nichia had the largest share of the global sales of white light LED products. Its market share far exceeded second- and third-place, Samsung and Seoul...

Nichia booth

China PV installations to surpass US, Japan markets in 2011, says Solarbuzz

Nov 23, 10:14

In the Asia Pacific region, the photovoltaic (PV) market is forecast to grow 39% on quarter and 130% on year in fourth-quarter 2011. Fourth-quarter 2011 installations of more than...

solar panel

Shipments of LCD TV panels to decrease in November

Nov 15, 16:17

Although the average utilization rate of panel makers in October increased to 75% from 68% in September, the increase was due to increases at South Korea-based panel firms, which...

Taiwan market: LGE to ship 200,000-250,000 LCD TVs in 2011

Nov 15, 16:00

LG Electronics (LGE) is expected to reach its goal of shipping 200,000 LCD TVs in the Taiwan market in 2011, with prospects that shipments might even hit 250,000 units, a 10% growth...

Competition heating up in LED sapphire market

Nov 14, 14:35

The sapphire crystal growing/substrate industry has been experiencing aggressive expansion despite the weak LED market. South Korea-based STC is currently the global leader in the...

LCD panel fab loading rates increase in October, says DisplaySearch

Nov 11, 10:23

Over the past few months, TFT LCD panel makers have been controlling production to minimize inventories and reduce losses. Despite this, according to DisplaySearch, October loading...

Shipments of LCD TV panels may show decrease for first time in history in 2011

Nov 8, 16:06

Overstocked inventory of LCD TV panels in 2011 has been causing panel firms tremendous pressure. Market watchers estimate global shipments of LCD TV panels will show a decrease compared...

Wah Hong adds ITO film production line

Nov 8, 12:35

Taiwan-based LCD optical film supplier Wah Hong Industrial is adding an additional ITO conductive film production line at its subsidiary Jun Hong Optronics due to increasing orders...

Taiwan LCD TV OEM firms likely to achieve on-quarter shipment growth of 6-9%

Nov 8, 01:15

Global shipments of LCD TVs in the third quarter increased 19% on quarter, according to industry sources. Market estimates for on-quarter growth of shipments in the fourth quarter...

Price competition between China and South Korea solar firms heats up

Nov 2, 01:25

Price competition between China- and South Korea-based solar firms continues to heat up, putting pressure on Taiwan-based solar firms. Industry sources indicated that average quotes...

Commentary: Taiwan solar industry needs government support

Oct 24, 15:56

After a wave of bankruptcies declared by US-based solar firms in third-quarter 2011, some Europe-based solar firms have also been reportedly facing difficulties obtaining funding...

Commentary: LED lighting moving towards patent-dominated market

Oct 24, 12:05

The big LED lighting pie has been attracting many firms to enter the market, heating up competition between traditional and new firms. Fierce competition can lead to patent wars as...

South Korea to become biggest competition for Taiwan LED industry

Oct 19, 12:06

The increasing awareness of energy conservation and carbon emissions reduction has been driving the growth of the LED lighting market. Many governments around the world have listed...

Heavyweight newcomers to accelerate solar market transformation

Oct 19, 10:01

Solar firms have been facing low demand in 2011. As marginalization continues to weed out firms that are less competitive, many non-solar industry leading corporations have been eyeing...

Solar cells

Expected popularity of Kindle Fire may benefit suppliers

Oct 18, 10:48

The expected hot sales of Amazon's Kindle Fire, due to be released on November 15, may spur shipments of the tablet's touch modules and panel suppliers all through the end of 2011,...

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