JMC to expand production capacity for COF tape
May 14, 22:17
JMC Electronics, an affiliate of Chang Wah Electromaterials (CWE) specializing in the manufacture of chip-on-film (COF) substrates, will launch a new COF tape production line in the third quarter of 2015, according to CWE chairman Chia-neng Huang.
VIS, Chipbond report decreased revenues for April
May 12, 14:56
IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and backend house ChipbondTechnology, both of which have more than 50% of their sales generated from the panel driver IC sector, have announced sequential decreases of 6.4% and 2.6%, respectively, in April revenues.
Coretronic ships 6.539 million BLUs in April
May 11, 11:10
Coretronic shipped 6.539 million backlight units (BLUs) in April, increasing 5% on month, and 25.06 million units in January-April, decreasing 10% on year, according to the company.
Radiant reports revenues for April 2015
Stockwatch - May 7, 15:43
Radiant Opto-Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.26 billion (US$106.24 million) for April 2015, representing a 4.7% increase on month but 9.63% drop on year.
GLT reports April financial performance
May 6, 22:02
Light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) has reported its April 2015 revenues reached NT$664 million (US$21.67 million), up 17.09% on month and up 20.34% on year.
BenQ Materials announces 1Q15 performance
May 6, 15:32
Taiwan-based polarizer maker BenQ Materials has reported that its consolidated revenues during the first quarter of 2015 reached NT$3.839 billion (US$125.35 million), down 6.5% on quarter, with EPS reaching NT$0.68.
Radiant expects strong shipments for smartphone BLUs in 2H15
Apr 30, 10:52
Radiant Opto-Electronics has extended BLU (backlight unit) applications to smartphones and obtained orders from US-based smartphone vendors, and expects smartphone-use BLUs to account for 20-25% of consolidated revenues for the second half of 2015, according to the company.
High-end BLU products contributing more to Coretronic performance
Apr 29, 14:28
Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has reported its first-quarter 2015 shipments of BLUs used in projectors declined 20% on quarter to 227,000 and that shipments are expected to bounce back to around 85,000-95,000 a month in the second quarter following increased demand for projectors.
Corning reports strong profit for 1Q15
Apr 29, 11:45
Corning has reported first-quarter 2015 net sales reached US$2.27 billion, down 1% on a year-over-year basis, while net income rose 35% to UST407 million.
Coretronic revenues down 18% in 1Q15
Apr 28, 15:48
Backlight unit (BLU) maker Coretronic has reported its first-quarter 2015 revenues reached NT$15.08 billion (US$517.2 million), down 18% on quarter, with combined net profit of NT$162 million. EPS during the quarter amounted to NT$0.54.
Samsung Display considers moving LCM business to China or Vietnam, says report
Apr 20, 21:57
After separating its LCD and OLED businesses, Samsung Display is reportedly considering moving its LCD module (LCM) business, which is currently still operating in South Korea, to China or Vietnam as related labor expenses in South Korea have been rising dramatically, according to a Korean-language...
QD Vision introduces 2mm color LCD display optic
Apr 17, 15:56
QD Vision has introduced a 2mm wide quantum dot optic. The new Color IQ optical component represents a 33% width reduction from the 3mm optic, making it the thinnest quantum dot, full-gamut color solution available today, according to QD Vision.
Apple to equip next iPhone with Force Touch technology
Apr 16, 14:55
Apple is preparing to equip its next iPhone model with Force Touch technology similar to that used in the Apple Watch but is still experimenting where the sensor will be placed, according to touch panel makers in Taiwan.
Corning announces collaboration with OLEDWorks
Apr 14, 15:45
Corning has announced a collaborative agreement with OLEDWorks to develop flexible and conformable OLED lighting solutions using Corning Willow Glass as an integrated substrate.
Coretronic ships 6.211 million BLUs in March
Apr 13, 10:54
Coretronic shipped 6.211 million backlight units (BLUs) in March 2015, growing 17% on month, and 18.49 million units in January-March, slipping 12% on year, according to the company.
Chipbond to post 5-10% sales growth in 2Q15, says report
Stockwatch - Apr 7, 21:40
LCD driver IC packaging and testing house Chipbond Technology is expected to report a 5-10% sequential increase in consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2015, buoyed mainly by rising shipments for handset panels, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...
Niching 2014 profits hit 3-year high
Mar 31, 10:41
IC packaging material and tool distributor Niching Industrial has posted net profits of NT$61.37 million (US$1.96 million) in 2014, up 116% on year and hitting a 3-year high. The earnings translated into a net EPS of NT$1.57.
Wah Hong reports 2014 performance
Mar 26, 15:34
Optical film maker Wah Hong has reported its 2014 revenues reached NT$12.238 billion (US$390.98 million), with an EPS of NT$2.05.
Mildex invests to further develop touch panels
Mar 23, 21:51
Mildex Optical will invest NT$1.09 billion (US$34.75 million) to be stationed in the Southern Taiwan Science Park where it will further develop design, research and development, production and sales of new touch panel products.
Chipbond reports record revenues and profits for 2014
Mar 19, 22:46
LCD driver IC packaging and testing house Chipbond Technology has reported net profits of NT$2.55 billion (US$81 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$17.68 billion for 2014. Both figures marked record highs.
Microsoft increasing orders to China makers
Feb 26, 15:36
China supply chain makers are seeing orders from Microsoft increase as the company shifts orders away from Taiwan makers and prepares to launch two new smartphones.
GLT expects 25% growth in 2015
Feb 16, 13:36
Light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) expects its revenues in 2015 to climb 15-25% on year to reach record highs.
Coretronic expects 1Q15 BLU shipments to drop
Feb 12, 11:58
Coretronic expects its backlight unit (BLU) shipments in the first quarter of 2015 to decrease by about 15% sequentially due to off-season effects and fewer working days arising from 2015 Lunar New Year holidays in late February, the company has indicated.
Coretronic reports falling performance for January 2015
Feb 9, 21:59
BLU maker Coretronic has reported that its revenues for January 2015 have slipped 10.7% on month to NT$5.17 billion (US$163.83 million). The company said the on-month drop occurred as the industry entered a slowing down period.
ChipMOS to provide testing services for TDDI chips
Feb 4, 13:43
ChipMOS Technologies will start to install testing equipment for TDDI (touch with display driver) chips in the second quarter of 2015, according to the backend house. The number of testing equipment sets ready for LCD driver ICs at ChipMOS will increase to 500 by the end of 2015, said the company.
Polarizer prices continuing to drop
Feb 2, 15:21
Polarizer makers have seen pricing for their products drop about 3% a quarter over the last few quarters, which is expected to carry over into early 2015.
TacBright expects new TAC plant to go into operation in June
Jan 30, 11:09
TacBright Optronics, a TAC (triacetyl cellulose) film subsidiary of Taiwan-based Shinkong Synthetic Fibers (SSF), has invested NT$3 billion (US$100 million) to construct a new TAC production plant in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and expects facilities to be completed in June 2015.